A writeup in this week’s New York characterizes newsman John Stossel as “anxious.” But if there’s one thing he’s not worried about, it’s the ethics of unpaid internships!
“Now the government says you can’t have unpaid interns, that it’s exploitation. Can you believe that?” he says. “I built my career on unpaid interns! Read More
In mid-October, the morning after the Dow Industrial Average topped the 10,000 mark for the first time in ages, a young, energetic TV reporter for the Fox Business Network (FBN) named Sandra Smith briefed Don Imus and his viewers on the state of the markets. She does this a couple times an hour, every morning. Read More
Is Lou Dobbs leaving CNN for the Fox Business Network?
Mr. Dobbs had dinner with Fox chief Roger Ailes last month, according to a Times story this morning, and the move, if completed, would make sense.
As Fox continues to dominate the right side of the dial, and MSNBC has tacked left, CNN has Read More
Last Friday night, ABC news executives bumped a 20/20 piece by John Stossel about health care in favor of more Michael Jackson coverage. Apparently, Mr. Stossel was not amused. Afterwards, he vented on an ABC News blog.
“Yes, I am sick of the Michael Jackson coverage,” he wrote. “I hate it that ABC didn’t Read More
Socialite Coralie Charriol Paul began a React to Film series on Wednesday, June 10, at the SoHo House with the film Food, Inc., directed by Robert Kenner and produced by Mr. Kenner and Eric Schlosser, author of the eye-opening and stomach-churning book Fast Food Nation.
“This movie really inspired,” said Ms. Paul’s husband, Dennis Read More
“What’s the cost of being a nerd?” read the neon sign that greeted guests emerging from the elevator at Justin Smith’s apartment in Tribeca last night.
Provocative though it was, that question was not what had brought Bonnie Fuller, John Stossel, Adam Moss, Nick Denton, Sigourney Weaver, Ira Glass, Read More
Wednesday, Feb. 4
John Stossel, the 56-year-old crusading co-anchor of ABC News’ 20/20 , missed the Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday, Feb. 1. As he put it the next day, “I have not seen the tit-baring event.”
Even so, Mr. Stossel-a convert to strict libertarianism-said boobs on TV were just a byproduct Read More
Wednesday, June 27
The nation’s news networks have themselves a hot potato with the Chandra Levy case. Rife with speculation, thick with innuendo–and yet an unavoidably mysterious, intoxicating news story–her disappearance is a reportorial minefield, and the cameras and the viewers aren’t going away.
Is Ms. Levy’s case on the verge of becoming the Read More
Wednesday, Aug. 23
After numerous hesitations and missteps, NBC has finally gotten with the program and bought into the reality-TV phenomenon. But NBC may soon find out–as some of the network’s competitors have already learned–that while reality TV can deliver big ratings and fat bucks, it can also cause big, fat headaches.
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