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Is Punxsutawney Phil Too Big to Fail?

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Comedy
Seamus McKiernan

Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, was indicted on federal charges of fraud Monday, a culmination of a two-month-long inquiry into the groundhog's now-debunked prediction that spring was "right around the corner."

Where Did Nemo Come From?

Reverend Billy | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Reverend Billy

Under the Disney fish in the sky is the acidifying Atlantic, with the living things down in the deep so depleted that the government orders the fishing fleets stay docked.

I Predicted This TV Name Game

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 03.12.2013 | Media
Jeffrey Shaffer

I got a message on Facebook recently that said, "Hey -- you do know that you're the Paddy Chayefsky of modern weathercasting, right?"

Hate Winter? Then Never Live In These 8 Cities

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 12.13.2012 | HuffPost Home

We salute those who can -- but we'll never move here.

Naming Winter Storms: Good for Weather Channel, Bad for Public

Paul Yeager | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green
Paul Yeager

Instead of looking out for the best interest of the public, the Weather Channel looking out for the best interest of itself.

Weather Channel Leads The Pack

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2012 | Media

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Viewers looking for an update as Hurricane Sandy approached the U.S. East Coast made ...

CNN, Weather Channel Issue Badly False Sandy Report

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Media

CNN and The Weather Channel ran into trouble on Monday night when they falsely reported that the New York Stock Exchange was flooding with water. A...

Weather Channel Readies Universal Profile for Consumption Across 'Four Screens'

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

CHICAGO -- The Weather Channel is expanding its marketing reach further into multiscreens via an initiative to create profiles of consumers across scr...

Weather Channel Changes Name, Drops "Channel," Expands B2B Business with Big Data Offering

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

CHICAGO - The Weather Channel has dropped the word "Channel" from its name as part of a re-branding of the company beyond it's core cable and sate...

Can Tropical Storm Isaac Help the Drought?

Laurie Nadel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Laurie Nadel

Implementing the vision for a national program would probably take us into the 22nd century. But since extreme weather patterns are predicted to worsen, wouldn't it make sense to start addressing this now, during an election year?

Media Curation Platform "Storify" Tapped by the Weather Channel

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Storify, the social media curation tool, was used by the Weather Channel during Hurricane Irene, says Cameron Clayton, EVP for Digital, in this interview with Beet.TV.

The Weather Channel Moves to Brightcove's HTML 5 Player

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The Weather Channel, which claims the second most downloaded iPad App, has moved from a Flash player to an HTML 5 player from Brightcove, enabling consumers to watch video regardless of their device, said Cameron Clayton, EVP for Digital, in this interview with Beet.TV.

Weather Channel Ratings Soar During Hurricane

Posted 10.29.2011 | Media

Anxious viewers turned en masse to the Weather Channel for their hurricane news on Friday. The network posted a big victory in the ratings on the b...

Watching Fourteen Straight Hours Of The Weather Channel

npr.org | By Linda Holmes | Posted 10.29.2011 | Media

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I spent all day Saturday watching The Weather Channel....

WATCH: Streaker Disrupts Weather Channel Hurricane Coverage

Posted 10.27.2011 | Media

Weather Channel reporter Eric Fisher was giving a live report about Hurricane Irene on Saturday when a streaker disrupted his coverage. Fisher said...

WATCH: Denmark Pushes Wind Power In 'Changing Planet' Episode

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green

In the race to find innovative ways to implement clean and renewable energy, countries may want to keep an eye on Denmark. A new segment from "Changin...

Weather Channel Star's Emotional Reporting From Joplin Gains Attention

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 07.27.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The Weather Channel's Mike Bettes arrived in storm-ravaged Joplin, Mo., right after a tornado had ripped through its soul. He looked ...

Brian Williams In Joplin: 'I Can't Believe This Is The City Where I Lived'

Posted 07.24.2011 | Media

Many top news anchors raced to Joplin, Missouri in the wake of the devastating tornado that ripped through the town and caused hundreds of deaths. Bri...

How Big Is Too Big?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Forty years after the federal government ruled that broadcast networks could not own cable systems, the FCC decided that Comcast, by far the largest of all cable system companies, could take control of NBC Universal, Inc.

Winter Weather Expected to Dominate Conversations of Boring People

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

With blizzard conditions blanketing the Northeast, a powerful front of mind-numbing weather-related banter is expected to pound the Eastern Seaboard, with statements of the obvious stretching from the Carolinas to New England.

Weather Channel To Begin Showing Movies

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The Weather Channel plans to show movies for the first time in its 27-year history and it's easy to guess which one is leading off. ...

Weather Channel Proposal: Kim Perez, Marty Cunningham Get Engaged On Air (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Weather Channel meteorologist Kim Perez was surprised on air recently when her boyfriend showed up to propose. Perez's boyfriend, Marty Cunningham, a...

Frank Batten Sr., Weather Channel Founder, Dies at 82

New York Times | DENNIS HEVESI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Frank Batten Sr., the former chairman of a media conglomerate who in 1982 started the Weather Channel, facing down skepticism that many people would w...

Michael Kelly Named Weather Channel CEO

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After screening more than 50 candidates over the course of nearly eight months, the owners of The Weather Channel have finally agreed on a CEO for the...

Weather Channel Eyes Primetime Success With New Slate Of Original Shows

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After watching competitors steal its thunder when it comes to weather coverage, The Weather Channel is seeking to take it back. The cable network i...