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Mad Men: On the Comeback Trail in a Changing Cultural Landscape

William Bradley | Posted 06.10.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Mad Men is back, and I'm glad. Even though the two-part premiere episode wasn't perfect, it brought some keen acting, sharp dialogue, and stunning visuals. And it brought the show fully into the beginning of the fire that consumed the late 1960s.

The Lessons Television Is Teaching Us In 2013

Ed Martin | Posted 04.22.2013 | TV
Ed Martin

The first few weeks of 2013 are proving to be highly educational as far as broadcast television is concerned. One can't help but learn something about the medium with each passing day.

21 Life Lessons I Learned From Soap Operas

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 04.18.2013 | TV
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

Did you hear that? That was my scream cry heard 'round the world the day I found out that my beloved soap operas One Life to Live and All My Children were coming back to life. Everything I have ever learned about life was acquired by my soap opera pathos.

Could My Daughter Be the Next Tina Fey?

Liz Kozak | Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents
Liz Kozak

Last night, millions of viewers bid farewell to one of television's most beloved characters of all time: Liz Lemon. For so many of us awkward, nerdy, trying-to-make-it-in-this-crazy-world gals, she was an icon. For me, specifically, the Other Liz was a hero.

So, You Really Want To Be in TV? Well, It's Your Lucky Day!

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | TV
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

For anyone who is considering the exciting world of television, they're in luck! TV veterans Amy Rosenblum and Jane Hanson have teamed up to create a media training and management company called the Media Masters.

How Downton Abbey Is In My Blood

Next Avenue | Posted 12.26.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Elizabeth Wray A genealogical search reveals my dirty little secret life as a closet Brit! Despite my name, I nev...

Politics, Sports & Theatre - Tonight at 6 & 11

Howard Sherman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

It's been a crazy 24 hours in local arts, especially on the theatre scene. The Springfield Stage Company, riding high on the success of their Shakespeare series, stumbled today when it was revealed that their Prospero and their Miranda were heating up the Equity cot between shows.

Trust in Media Down: Bias? Or Paranoia?

Charles H. Green | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Charles H. Green

Trust in the media is down. The party line is that the fault lies with the media, that media needs to be and be seen as more trustworthy.

Dethroned: Mad Men's Down Season Opened the Door for a Superlative Homeland

William Bradley | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Even though Season 5 was a down year for Mad Men, it was still clearly one of the best shows on television. It took something very special to best it. Which brings us to Homeland. I'm pleased that Homeland won for best drama.

Behind-the-Scenes News Video Rising in Popularity, BBC News Heads Says

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- Online news consumers often watch timeline videos, raw videos and analysis of breaking news, but by and large it's still hard to predic...

The HuffPost Live is a Video Segment Engine for the Huffington Post

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The newly launched HuffPost Live is streaming 12 hours of programming daily, but it may be that most of the consumption of the content is via edit...

News Flash: Olympic Viewers Are Not Idiots

Caryn Brooks | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Caryn Brooks

Producers, give your audience more credit. Viewers will stick around for the news but they might just go away in frustration if you waste their time with something they've just seen.

(Video) NBC Debuts "Multi-Platform News Organization" at London 2012 Olympics

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

The recent news that MSNBC.com has become NBCNews.com is much more than a name change, it means that all the digital resources of NBC News, its ca...

(Video) BBC Expanding Web Video News Operations in London and Washington

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON - Demand from advertisers to run pre-roll ads on BBC News online video far outpaces editorial inventory by a four-to-one ratio, says Andrew...

Gallup: Confidence In TV News At New Low

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Media

Confidence in television news has hit a new low, a new Gallup poll reported Tuesday. The polling firm does an annual survey of the confidence that ...

Can We Reinvent TV News (Please)?

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 09.02.2012 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

Let's not rely on Sorkin to reinvent TV news. But let's reinvent it, please.

5 Ways Parenting is Like The Newsroom

Liz Kozak | Posted 08.31.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

The news never stops, and neither does parenting. Disaster can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone.

'The Newsroom' and CNN

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The program, which was filled with smart dialogue, internal conflict and self-righteousness, was a bit misleading about what happens behind the scenes at a cable news network.

Not Enough News in The Newsroom

Brian Rooney | Posted 08.25.2012 | TV
Brian Rooney

They make cruel but funny jokes about the latest dead celebrity. And they are not sentimental because they've heard and seen too much. Unlike in The Newsroom, the job they do is not accompanied by a gauzy sound track of emotional music. They want the truth.

Looking Forward From Mad Men's Meandering Season 5: You Only Live Twice (One Can Only Hope)

William Bradley | Posted 08.13.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Was Don's silent look at the end of the Mad Men finale the equivalent of Schwarzenegger saying: "I'll be back"? Is it possible that the last three minutes of the episode redeemed the entire season?

Mad Men: Controversy as Joan Lowers Herself to Rise and Peggy Exits Anticlimactically (as SCDP Gets Its Halo Client)

William Bradley | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

As soon as I saw what happened, I figured there would be a lot of controversy about the latest episode of Mad Men, "The Other Woman." And sure enough, there is.

Mad Men: A Great Leaper Forward? Joan, Jag, Don's Return to Advertising (And Other, er, Treks)

William Bradley | Posted 07.23.2012 | TV
William Bradley

"Christmas Waltz" is an improved episode of Mad Men in this uneven season of a longtime great TV series, an episode with a very welcome return to advertising. Too much of this season has been taken up with some fairly arbitrary soap opera doings.

Thoughts on Mike

Dan Rather | Posted 07.22.2012 | Media
Dan Rather

If you want to know the key to how television news is supposed to work, I offer you the example of Michael Rosenbaum, for decades a dear friend and colleague who lost his battle with brain cancer this past Thursday.

Mad Men: Danger! Slippery When Soapy (Especially in Dark Shadows)

William Bradley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

If there's one thing we know for sure about the latest episode of Mad Men, it's this: All this soapiness can mean only one thing. People are about to die.

Mad Men: Rejecting Advertising, Or, Don Draper Meets Acid Rock, Pop Buddhism, and an Independent Wife

William Bradley | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don't look now, but something important just happened on Mad Men. A major character, someone with real talent in the field, just rejected advertising. Someone who happens to be ad guru Don Draper's bright and shiny new wife.