In recent months, TV stations and networks have been laying off and buying out correspondents, producers, editors and anchors at a dizzying rate. During the second week in December, CNN let go Henry Mauldin, the cable news network’s talent-development chief—a move that seemed to be a grim omen for that particular caste of TV executives Read More
The seemingly epic search for Tim Russert’s replacement as the next long-term moderator of Meet the Press is finally over. This morning, after an interview with President Elect Barack Obama, interim moderator Tom Brokaw welcomed David Gregory into the studio and, over the course of a five-minute segment, officially handed the show off to the Read More
On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 30, David Gregory, NBC News’ ubiquitous robo-anchor, popped up in front of the cameras at Rockefeller Plaza where over the course of several drizzly hours, he held forth on such topics as the dismal weather, Barry Manilow and the world’s largest floating Christmas Tree, which turns out to be Read More
"I’m going to put it on my mantle," said Christopher Andersen.
It was the night of Tuesday, Nov. 18, and Mr. Andersen was standing on the top deck of a multi-plateau ballroom in the Time Warner Center. Below him, hundreds of guests were strolling about sipping cocktails and inhaling mini-hamburgers.
Mr. Andersen was cradling in Read More
Turn on. Tune in. Drop … off your dry cleaning and head to a demonstration!
No, seriously, I am having such a totally tumultuous ’60s moment! My life has gone from light and fluffy to totally heavy, man. Everything’s coming up protests and peace signs. It’s a freaky scene. When I’m Read More
Toward the end of the film Frost/Nixon, based on the Peter Morgan play of the same name, Frank Langella‘s Richard Nixon wonders whether his legacy will prevent young people from aspiring to a life in politics. "They’ll think it’s all just corrupt," he laments.
"I always felt that line was powerful," director Ron Read More
NBC’s Tom Brokaw appeared on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night.
The droll former anchorman made a number of jokes at his own expense and mocked his post-retirement ubiquity on both NBC and MSNBC—which includes acting as interim host of Meet the Press and moderating a presidential debate—by saying, Read More
For nearly two decades, Colin Powell has been one of the most respected public figures in the United States, a man who very well could have claimed the presidency in 1996 had he wanted it, and whose dramatic (even if it really wasn’t a surprise) endorsement of Barack Obama yesterday just might put this Read More
For nearly two decades, Colin Powell has been one of the most respected public figures in the United States, a man who very well could have claimed the presidency in 1996 had he wanted it, and whose dramatic (even if it really wasn’t a surprise) endorsement of Barack Obama yesterday just might put this year’s Read More
There are two possible ways in which the Oct. 8 presidential debate will be interpreted by most of the media over the next several days – and both are favorable to Barack Obama.
The most likely outcome is a general press consensus that the town hall forum was roughly a draw; that both Obama and Read More