David helped to create the modern electoral process. He used television brilliantly; he helped introduce the slickness and trickery that is used by almost all political operatives as they seek to elect their candidates. He was smart, he was tough and for the last 30 years, he was my friend.
Chances are that people who have never even been to Illinois or Chicago have some idea of what it's like here: the brutal weather, the corrupt politicians, the iconic pizza. And they probably got most of those ideas from watching TV shows set in the Windy City and beyond.
ABC's "General Hospital" and CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" have been in fine form, each one as engrossing in its own crazy way as anything else on broadcast television.
You would think that cookies and technology together would make the most awesome partners since chocolate and peanut butter, right? If only...say it ain't so!
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has predicted the death of broadcasting. That may come as a relief to many of today's broadcast executives who will be well into retirement by then. But if he is giving TV stations another 16 years, his outlook is downright rosy.
Newspeak is definitely a language that one has to learn like French or Spanish and like all language it contains its own river of meanings that lies under the superficial veneer that the words create once they are encoded into a particular syntax.
All the production glitches and on-screen typos and technical issues will be taken care of soon enough. What will continue to evolve is a world-class news service for a connected world.
This fall has been full of firsts for Fred Willard. Take -- for example -- last month, when Willard made his daytime drama debut on The Bold and the Beautiful. Fred appeared in four episodes of this long-running CBS soap opera back in October and loved every minute of it.
The means of developing content and the facilities for distributing it have become democratized. New technology and the Internet allow creators of all sorts to bypass traditional gatekeepers and reach audiences of unprecedented size.
In an exciting but not altogether unexpected development, the addition of How to Get Away with Murder to ABC's schedule now gives each of the Big Three networks a current drama series that challenges basic cable's status as the home of top-quality, unapologetically adult programming.
I asked several of the doctors from the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show The Doctors about the successful ways they are parenting their own kids. This time around, I'm focused on topics including the joys and frustrations of having kids.
The average Joe doesn't have much of a voice these days in what lawmakers are deciding. We can't afford lobbyists to speak on our behalf. HBO, CBS, Showtime, Netflix, Amazon and the rest have more than enough money to lobby for Net Neutrality -- it ultimately affects their bottom line. As strange as this may seem, this could end up being a rare case of what passes for Capitalism in this country actually working for average people.
Now they plan to enter another realm, one inhabited by giants more powerful and more devious than they HBO, CBS, Lionsgate or Tribeca can ever imagine. It's one thing to be carried as part of a cable package. It's another to be streamed, and to be at the utter mercy of Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.
All of my football friends were out of town this weekend, and I can't stand to watch a game alone, so I decided to invite my tailors -- Wang, Patel and Rabinowitz -- over to watch some NFL action on Sunday.
I asked several of the doctors from the show The Doctors about the successful ways they are parenting their own kids.
We must encourage men to have a voice in this discussion because while the majority of domestic violence victims are women, every year in the U.S., about 3.2 million men are the victims of an assault by an intimate partner.