Fred Hammond is one of gospel music's biggest stars and yet, on NBC's live broadcast of the 44th NAACP Image Awards, he was granted a mainstream "coming out party."
Growing up in 1960s Brooklyn, TV viewing in my house was simple and predictable: Friday nights found us turning on 'The Addams Family' (accompanied by Swanson TV Dinners to round out the experience), and Sundays (our family's favorite TV night) featured 'Wild Kingdom.'
The cost of the buildings, and all that come along with them is what is killing a lot of businesses -- particularly media companies. The buildings are unnecessary.
Six years ago I met Liz Lemon, a woman with brown hair, glasses, a love of sandwiches and a penchant for blazers. In her, Tina Fey created a character that could appeal to pretty much every kind of audience and not just man/woman.
'30 Rock' may be ending, but we'll always remember what we learned from Tina Fey's character.
KVOR talk-radio host Jeff Crank and his producer were chatting Jan. 5 about how horribly trashy CNN's New Year's Eve special was. But one thing that really pissed off Crank was CNN's first on-air kiss of 2013.
Jodie Foster wittily surveyed her career and broached the topic of her sexual orientation in front of millions of people (even if she never said the words "gay" or "lesbian," her meaning was clear).
Since the 1990s (roughly), television has regularly portrayed being gay in a much more positive light. Forty years later, however, abortion has not made the same leap toward acceptability on television.
Is this really what the idea of volunteering at a soup kitchen is all about? Those who donate their time are undoubtedly responsible for positive Christmas or Thanksgiving spirit, but the charity is cheapened by immature competitiveness amongst them.
When all is said and done, the reality is that only low ratings will get Trump off NBC. That's the best we can hope for. But make no mistake: NBC should fire Trump.
I've taken the liberty of compiling a list of New Year's resolutions for TV -- just some goals to aspire to in this shiny new year, including fewer monkey and mob doctors, more love for ABC's Thursday night programming, and the end of Honey Boo Boo.
Meet the Press is the oldest and most treasured public affairs show on television. This is why the ongoing silence of David Gregory and NBC News -- following his apparent on-air violation of D.C. gun laws -- is so disconcerting.
When World News did run the piece, NBC's Engel was described as some sort of generic news reporter while the 'NBC' affiliation was judiciously left out of the script and not mentioned once during the whole story.
The search for identity, occurring in the context of a contemporary ethos of rugged individualism, collectively carried to extreme, even unto selfishness and narcissism, is an obsession in our time.
Blammo! Liz Lemon is married! What the what?!
Tomorrow I'll be chatting with one Frank Rossitano, aka Judah Friedlander, but in this interview, I want all the questions to come from you guys.