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The Moral and Legal Obligations of CBS

Laurence H. Tribe | Posted 05.31.2016 | Media
Laurence H. Tribe

I was shocked and profoundly saddened by the painful ridicule of developmentally and intellectually challenged individuals featured in the Showtime Network comedy special, Gary Owen: I Agree With Myself.

Joe Biden For President

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

If the Democrats decide to run Joe Biden, it will be like a breath of fresh air in a very toxic campaign. They'll have a united party, Trump will be defeated and the world and we will be a much better place. I'm in with Biden.

CBS Reportedly Maneuvering To Hand Moonves More Control

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business

By Jessica Toonkel and Liana B. Baker NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS Corp's executives are talking to investment bankers about how their CEO and executive c...

Donald Trump Is Us

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 03.29.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Let's be honest with ourselves. Donald Trump is us. It's not the 'fault of the media' who 'inflicted' this on us. We asked for it. And we got it.

I Put Trump's Name In This Headline To Attract More Readers

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

I want Trump biggest readership I can muster for Trump post I am writing. So ... I have replaced a common word (can you figure out what Trump word is?) throughout my writing with Trump name of Trump Republican candidate. It is somewhat difficult to read, is it not?

The Foolproof Way To Teach Your Kids To Share

Kiri Westby | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Kiri Westby

From now on, when I feel the urge to dictate that my kids behave generously, I'm going to turn the mirror around for a few seconds and ask myself, "What can I do, in this very moment, to display generosity?"

Beware the Television - Political Complex

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 03.01.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Trump has set a terrible and frightening machine in motion now. The key to electoral success is, like Shock Jocks, to get the nation's attention. Amuse. Entertain. Say crazy things. The crazier the better.

Head Of CBS Says Trump Is 'Damn Good' For Business

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.01.2016 | Media

There's a reason why Donald Trump gets more minutes during almost every debate or can seemingly call into "The Late Show" or "The View" whenever he ha...

Sumner Redstone Resigns As Executive Chairman Of CBS

The Hollywood Reporter | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business

Sumner Redstone has resigned as executive chairman of CBS, with Leslie Moonves stepping in the role, the company said Wednesday....

Bad News for Democracy Is Great News for TV Profits

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.18.2015 | Media
Bill Moyers

The networks have grasped Donald Trump to their collective bosom like the winner of one of those misogynistic, televised beauty pageants he owns. Each pronouncement from the Sultan of Slur is treated as epic, no matter how deeply insulting, bigoted or just plain ridiculous.

CBS President Stiffs His Valet Because He Only Has $100 Bills

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media

CBS Corporation president and CEO Les Moonves, one of the world's highest-paid executives, was recently caught on camera not tipping his parking valet...

Reed Hastings Is an Optimist

Jim Monroe | Posted 01.31.2015 | Media
Jim Monroe

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.

Why 60 Minutes Needs a Public Editor

Timothy Karr | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media
Timothy Karr

So what gives? Why has one of the most revered news operations -- a program that has won more Emmy Awards than any other TV news organization -- turned its back on the kind of shoe-leather investigative reporting that has earned it a record-setting audience?

What Would Dan Rather Do? With Benghazi Debacle, 60 Minutes Faces Another Crisis of Credibility

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

How is it possible to spend a year checking out a story only to have it completely implode within five days of airing on CBS?

CBS Gets Some Great News Amid Time Warner Blackout

mc-3596-1705542522.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media

CBS ought to be sending cookies to Comcast, DirecTV and other providers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas....

A Letter to CBS and TWC

Lynn Isenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Lynn Isenberg

Just how much is CBS asking Time Warner Cable to pay them to carry their programming? Just how much does TWC already pay? TWC makes money off of monthly subscription fees. CBS makes money off of TWC for a portion of those fees, plus advertising fees.

'It Was Not An Easy Decision'

Posted 09.03.2013 | TV

Fans were heartbroken when news broke that Cote de Pablo would be leaving "NCIS" in Season 11, and now the actress has opened up to Latina magazine ab...

CBS Angrily Rejects Time Warner Proposal

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media

By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - CBS Corp on Tuesday rejected the latest proposal by Time Warner Cable Inc to end its blackout of the TV n...

The Melodies Linger On (Part I)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Jan Swafford's slate.com essay "The Most Beautiful Melody in the World" inspired me to ask my most popular-music-obsessed friends to name their favori...

CBS Suffers Blow In Time Warner Dispute

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2013 | Media

Aug 3 (Reuters) - In an unusual show of solidarity between rivals, satellite TV provider DirecTV issued a statement on Saturday applauding Time Warn...

Les Moonves On 'Big Brother' Racism: 'I Find It Absolutely Appalling'

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.30.2013 | TV

The rampant racism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism on "Big Brother's" current Season 15 has created a firestorm of controversy. Houseguests Aaryn and G...

Money Couldn't Keep Cote de Pablo On 'NCIS'

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.17.2013 | TV

When Cote de Pablo announced she was leaving "NCIS," fans were up in arms. The long-running drama, which still pulls in about 20 million viewers an ep...

CBS, Time Warner Dispute Lives On

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2013 | Media

By Liana B. Baker NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) - Millions of Time Warner Cable customers will get an extra day to watch CBS shows befor...

CBS Chief Slams Time Warner Cable Over Dispute

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2013 | Media

NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) - CBS Corp Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves issued a memo to employees on Tuesday over an escalating programming f...

CBS Chief Hits Out At 'Today' Show

www.mediabistro.com | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media

CBS is delivering its upfront presentation to advertisers, media buyers and the press this afternoon, and CEO Les Moonves took aim squarely at NBC and...