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'Let's Not Pretend We're There Yet': ABC Tackles TV Diversity | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment

For years, television networks have danced around the idea of diversity, but all too often their half-hearted attempts to reflect American society hav...

Inspiring Lessons from Seattle Pacific University

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I am so grateful to the Seattle Pacific University community for their witness of strength, forgiveness, and deep faith. Yet I am heartbroken that they and so many other children, youths, and adults walk in fear on a daily basis and keep having to worry about experiencing this at all. Why is our nation saturated with guns-- four million in military and law enforcement hands and 310 million in civilian hands? Why are American children and teens 17 times more likely to die from gun violence than their peers in 25 other high-income countries combined? Why is our mental health system still so inadequate to respond to the cries of those needing help? When will we all say enough? We can and must do better.

ABC Prez Admits 'Revenge' Season 2 'Stumbled'

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.04.2013 | TV

"Revenge" was once one of TV critics' and audiences' favorite guilty pleasures. But Season 2 of the ABC primetime soap took a turn -- as did the ratin...

David Sands

Highland Parkers Hit With Huge Water Bills Voice Anger | David Sands | Posted 01.23.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Livid over troubling systemic issues with their city's water billing system, about 50 residents of Highland Park, Mich., crowded into a cit...

Second 'DWTS: All-Stars' Season Unlikely, Says ABC Boss

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 03.12.2013 | TV

PASADENA, Calif. — There's no second act for celebrities on "Dancing With the Stars." ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee said Thursday that w...

ABC Boss: We're Behind 'Happy Endings' & 'Don't Trust The B'

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 01.10.2013 | TV

Despite ABC's decision to double up on "Happy Endings" and "Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23" on Sundays and Tuesdays (generally seen as a strate...

Could 'The Avengers' Head To TV?

Posted 09.28.2012 | TV

"Marvel's The Avengers" is the summer's biggest blockbuster (over $1.4 billion in worldwide grosses to date), but could the film find comparable succe...

Maureen Ryan

No Progress On 'Modern Family' Salary Standoff | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.27.2012 | TV

The standoff between a number of "Modern Family" cast members and their network over contracts continues. At a press event on Friday at the Televis...

New TV Slates Prove Dramas Are So Last Season

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 07.22.2012 | TV

NEW YORK -- Broadcast television networks are determined to make you laugh. The resurgence of situation comedies is the clearest trend to emerge from...

Can This Man Save ABC?

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — As head of cable's ABC Family, Paul Lee turned an also-ran channel into a hip destination for teens as well as their parents. Now th...

ABC Names Top Entertainment Exec

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Paul Lee, who as head of ABC Family invigorated the once-flagging cable channel, has been appointed president of the ABC Entertainmen...