A mature society realizes that the present identity of all of its members depends on every single bit of its history - the bits of which today we are ashamed as well as the bits of which we are proud.
I know Jon Stewart has always been adamant that he's a fake journalist, not a real one, so I'm sure he'll like even less what these final shows leave me wanting to call him. Teacher.
Studio 54 boasts a legacy of irreverence. The opera house turned television studio turned disco club became one of the sexiest venues in New York City during the '70s, kenneling the coolest cats in the country.
It's no surprise that late night TV has been a White Boy's Club for a while now. Finally this year Comedy Central gave Larry Wilmore, former Daily Show correspondent, his own show, The Nightly Show.
I prefer a touch of dark humor when I'm digesting tragedy. Is it me, or does CNN seem a little bit too excited when they have a cruise ship sinking or a plane crash to cover?
#McConnelling shows the fiction the Supreme Court chooses to believe: that political groups spending money to support candidates are acting independently and do not have any corrupting influence on politicians they help elect.
In the history of stand-up comedy, has anyone who started with "fat chicks are only sexy if you're drunk" jokes ever evolved into something more?
A fan favorite to replace Stewart was Jessica Williams, a 25-year-old who had amassed a following from her powerful segment on catcalling. In addition to in-house candidates, fans were hoping for comedians such as Tina Fey or Amy Poehler to take over for Stewart.
The way we access and consume information is evolving. We've got more information than we know what to do with. No longer are we limited to an hour of nightly news or the black and white pages of your local paper.
Stewart has lived the American Dream, the son of a teacher man who made it all the way from Trenton to the best swivel chair and desk set Comedy Central can buy. And now he sees Seth Rollins as his ticket to WrestleMania, the WWE championship and wrestling immortality.
Martin is all about games and puzzles. He writes 500-word palindromes for amusement and transforms everyday enigmas into equations and formulas with a whimsical bent. Because of his idiosyncratic outlook on humanity, he's earned acclaim in the entertainment industry.
Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that his office will be launching an unprecedented probe into why bribes and kickbacks were not enough to secure a victory in the years-long, hotly contested, Net Neutrality issue.
The naysayers talk about the costs of putting someone in housing, others scoff and retort that they want free houses too. People get upset that their tax dollars go to support people who are lazy or who have made poor choices.
I have a feeling that Jon Stewart, with his ersatz Ph.D. from Comedy Central (and no student debt), might like to get on the field of real news and journalism, at least the televised kind, and do something to solve those problems, both the country's and the conflictinator's.
Anchors have become the brand, readers, for stories that other producers and reporters uncover. The problem with Brian Williams is that he is a storyteller. The ability to tell a story is very important in every reporter and writer's life. But, Williams did not have the background in reporting and writing to temper his tall tales.
Last week, the news profession lost three of its leading lights -- Bob Simon and David Carr to sudden and unexpected death and Brian Williams to a six-month suspension. In our shock and sadness we are drawn to ask ourselves some serious questions about the state of the news media today.