“People are looking for predictability,” said Henry Schleiff.
It was the afternoon of Tuesday, March 24, and Mr. Schleiff the chief of the Hallmark Channel—that warm and fuzzy media outlet beloved by good, church-going citizens far, far away from the venality of American coastal life—was addressing a roomful of reporters at the Read More
Several years ago, when he was the chairman of Court TV, Henry Schleiff approached one of his bosses, Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons, with an idea for a show.
“He was going to have Jeffrey Dahmer on there,” Mr. Parsons recalled recently. “It was kind of a reality-based Court TV show with these atrocious Read More
When John Mark Karr got lonely during long nights in federal custody—when his thoughts turned to the media, to film and to book deals (and, it turns out, to Diane Sawyer)—the man he called was Larry Garrison, an independent television producer.
“And he called collect,” Mr. Garrison said.
Mr. Garrison said that his cell-phone Read More
Court TV has been in ratings trouble since the end of the O.J. Simpson trial. With the start of the impeachment trial, it’s sure to make a comeback. Right? Not necessarily. This time, the networks and other cable channels will be getting in on Court TV’s act, leaving it just one of many channels willing Read More