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What I Miss About TV In The 1970s

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.31.2017 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

How times have changed. I grew up in the '70s, when it was still a big deal to have a color TV. We had a handful of major stations on the VHF band, and a couple of minor ones on UHF. Many people nowadays don't even know what those terms mean.

5 Fall TV Shows for Families and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The traditional fall TV season is transforming now that more and more shows are released throughout the year and/or dropped digitally for binge-watching. It can be challenging for families to keep up. But don't despair.

Former ABC News President: Industry Partly To Blame For Brian Williams Fiasco

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.09.2015 | Media

In a HuffPost Live interview Monday, former ABC News president David Westin laid blame on both Brian Williams for his lying mess and on the television...

Must-Watch Netflix Streaming: The Killing Season 4

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Sorensen

Just when I get done binge-watching one great series on Netflix, Netflix has to go ahead and release another season of a show that I have to watch. Netflix just released the last season of The Killing and I have to say, it has a better home on Netflix than on AMC.

A Sad Look at the 2013 Fall TV Premieres

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 11.06.2013 | TV
Jeff Sorensen

Well, summer is over, folks, so now it's time to hang out with our real best friend: Television. I'm always interested in what could be the next big show, and even interested in a show that is not only big, but actually good.

Golden Globe and SAG Nominations: Is the Difference Between Comedy and Drama the Difference Between Network and Cable TV?

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 02.26.2012 | TV
Lelia Nebeker

After perusing the SAG and Golden Globe nominations for this year, I was struck once again by how the categories of drama and comedy seem to divide themselves into "cable" and "network" TV series.

Disney Profits Up On Advertising

Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Walt Disney Co unveiled strong results that trumped Wall Street's expectations as advertisers spent more at cable networks like ESPN and consumers kep...

Lucas Kavner

WATCH: In New Fall Comedies, A Pattern Emerges | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.18.2011 | Comedy

Judging from the fall schedules released thus far by NBC, ABC, and Fox, a decent number of the networks' comedy offerings will aim to encroach on the ...

Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice' Renewed: End Of Presidential Run?

Posted 07.15.2011 | Media

NBC released its 2011-2012 primetime schedule on Sunday, featuring six new dramas and six new comedies. Among the shows set to air in the Fall is Dona...

How Sunday's Celebrity Apprentice Revealed Donald Trump's Problems With Race and Women

Eric Deggans | Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Deggans

The Apprentice franchise has always been criticized for its willingness to portray black women as crazy/angry/violent villains, beginning with Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, and stretching up to current contestants NeNe Leakes and Star Jones.

Prediction: Netflix Will Soon Produce Original Content

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Steele

In the world of streaming, Netflix is the undisputed king of prime time. According to the Fall 2010 Global Internet Phenomena report, "In the United ...

GE, Comcast Deal For NBC Universal Is Complete, Reports CNBC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The deal between General Electric and Comcast over a majority stake in NBC Universal is complete, and there is nothing left to do but process paper, a...

DVR Ratings Bringing TV Networks Money

New York Times | BILL CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Against almost every expectation, nearly half of all people watching delayed shows are still slouching on their couches watching messages about movies...

Olbermann Versus O'Reilly: It's a Shoot

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There's something so exciting about watching something that is normally choreographed and predictable disintegrate.

Network Upfront Results Will Impact the TV Content Landscape for Decades

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jack Myers

This year's Upfront results will have significant impact on the future of the network television business.

CBS Threatens To Unseat Fox As Top Rated TV Network -- Despite "Idol"

Los Angeles Times | Scott Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Thanks to "American Idol," Fox is still beating up on rivals, at least among the young viewers that advertisers crave. But the punch isn't what it onc...

Network TV Upfront Forecast: Bad News/Good News Scenarios

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

The day-to-day realities facing television networks, which are certainly feeling the pain of both economic and systemic challenges, are still not that troubling.

Network TV Profits Would Probably Increase With Nudity And Swear Words

AP, Epicenter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This week has been a week of confirming what analysts had expected about Rupert Murdoch: he's making money -- but not really on TV. Chairman and Chie...

Corrupting Habit

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

Since the fall of 1969, media discourse has been dominated by debates about the news as a spin zone. But we think this argument over bias has obscured a far more fundamental reality.