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My Daughter Is Afraid of Donald Trump

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 03.19.2017 | Parents
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Snuggling on the sofa with my eight-year daughter one evening, a commercial for the nightly news hinted of a sensational story about the 2016 political candidates. My daughter looked at me, with sadness in her eyes, "Mommy, I don't want Trump to be president." "Why is that, baby?" I ask. "Because half of my friends would disappear from school!"

The 7 Stages of Too Much Trump Media Disorder

Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.28.2016 | Media
Marty Kaplan

A news binge, not a booze binge, is why you'll be starting the New Year with a civic hangover. You've been watching too much TV, and TV has been watching too much Donald Trump.

Brian's Song: Does He Deserve a Second Chance?

Stephen Jaffe | Posted 06.22.2016 | Media
Stephen Jaffe

In the days and months to come, much will be said and written about Brian Williams and his first utterances to Matt Lauer on Friday's Today Show about his suspension from anchor chair at the Nightly News.

In What We Can't Trust

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

I was born a cynic, and for me to admit to miss the feeling of trust is nutty. But I ache for the good-ol' days when news was news, when you trusted that journalists did the hard work to check the system of fact-checkers getting the facts factually.

False Memories: Brian Williams and David Carr

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 04.18.2015 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

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.

Why We Should All Stop Watching The Nightly News

Tammy Bleck | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Aside from the fact that the nightly news is freakishly depressing and leaves you feeling like a hopeless deer in the headlights, it could be killing your ability to cope. With everything.

Weather Reporter Was NOT Ready To Go On Camera

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.04.2014 | Media

There's not being ready to go on camera. And then there's really, really not being ready. Like, not even a little bit. This was the unfortunate cas...

Here's How The Three Nightly Newscasts Differ From Each Other

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The Tyndall Report's annual review of the evening news shows the differing approaches that the three big nightly broadcast news shows take to the day'...

Do YOU Know Who This Man Is?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Need proof that nightly news viewership is on a downward spiral? 53 percent of Americans surveyed by Pew Research Center in August could not identify ...

An Open Letter to Brian Williams

Eddie Cohn | Posted 03.05.2014 | Media
Eddie Cohn

There is a place on broadcast television for concise, insightful, informative and engaging stories. Commercial TV can educate and entertain in an honest manner. Both the network and its viewers would benefit from news that focused on truly important stories. Come on, Brian. You and your competent reporters can do better.

Brian Williams Taking Medical Leave

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.02.2013 | Media

Brian Williams told viewers on Thursday that he would not be around for the next few weeks due to upcoming knee replacement surgery. The folks at ...

WATCH: Tom Brokaw On The Explosive Change That Altered News Journalism Forever

OWN | Posted 03.13.2013 | OWN

In the course of his decades-long career, legendary TV news anchor Tom Brokaw has reported on breaking news from around the world. In this exclusive c...

WATCH: Brian Williams On 'The Daily Show'

Posted 08.16.2012 | Media

Brian Williams appeared on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Wednesday and discussed the media coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. Stewa...

NBC 'Nightly News' Draws Record Ratings

Posted 08.07.2012 | Media

NBC's "Nightly News" delivered ratings gold last week. The network's evening broadcast has been covering the 2012 Olympic games and reported record...

Matt Lauer Has Some Trouble Hosting 'Nightly News'

Posted 06.01.2012 | Media

Matt Lauer hosted "Nightly News" Thursday night and couldn't seem to shake off the fact that he was not hosting the "Today" show. Following a repor...

Confessions of a Nightly News Junkie

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

During the last ten or twenty years, it's become tough for even the most savvy nightly news junkie to find out what he or she needs to know about the ongoing political circus in Washington.

Evening News Ratings DOWN Across The Board

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

All three network evening news broadcasts saw their ratings decline in the second quarter, the New York Times' Bill Carter notes. Both ABC and CBS sa...

Danny Shea

NBC News Dominant Despite Network Woes | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The name NBC may be synonymous with turmoil right now, with the network's well-documented problems in primetime and its recent late-night drama involv...

Fox News, "NBC Nightly News" Win Big News Week

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In one of the bigger news weeks this fall, with the the health care debate, the 2009 elections and the breaking news out of Fort Hood, Fox News and "N...

Broadcasting Good News: Pay It Forward...By Paying For Lunch! (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Need some good news? NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams now does a segment called "Making A Difference" that shares stories from viewers of "rando...

Broadcasting Good News: Volunteers Open Young Eyes To Reading (VIDEO)

MSNBC | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Need some good news? NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams now does a segment called "Making A Difference" that shares stories from viewers of "rando...

NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams Wins Its 12th Season In A Row

Los Angeles Times | Matea Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" ended the 2007-08 television season as the most-watched network evening newscast for the 12th year in a row, ex...

Tom Brokaw: I Tried To Warn Couric It Was "Harder Than It Looks"

Huffington Post | Dipayan Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this week Dan Rather told the Huffington Post's Rachel Sklar that he didn't think Katie Couric had "any idea what she was getting into" when s...

NBC News Wins Ratings Race This Week. Hat Tip: SNL?

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So! Here we have our answer to the question of whether hosting SNL would bring ratings magic to Brian Williams, host anchor of "NBC Nghtly News": Yes!...

NBC News Loves Marion Jones' Guilt... At Least A Little

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tonight on NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams, Marion Jones pleading guilty to federal charges of doping led the broadcast. It led Charlie Gibson'...