Fourth of July seems like the appropriate time to address why so many viewers are aggressively breaking away from conventional "talk show" television and moving towards alternate means of entertainment.
You know the 3D animated feature Hotel Transylvania is for kids because it starts with diaper changing, fart, and piss jokes aplenty. Fortunately, it moves on to be a father-daughter tale about tolerance.
I think people are inherently interesting, but the ability to cull the interesting tidbits into an entertaining read is a feat that many attempt, but few accomplish successfully. Ali Wentworth does that handily in Ali in Wonderland.
As George Stephanopoulos gives up his hosting duties on the This Week show, ABC has a chance to revitalize its show if it has the common sense to select Jake Tapper, instead of the bad alternatives, to replace him.