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Jaycee Dugard Video: ABC Lands New Footage Of Kidnap Victim

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — ABC says it will air home video Friday of kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard, who was rescued last August after 18 years in captivity. ...

Think Again: On TV News, "Right" Makes Right

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

ABC News apparently thinks it's appropriate to invite former political advisor to George W. Bush, Matthew Dowd, to guest host ABC's This Week next week.

Is the Medium the Message? Trivialization of the Medium

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

New World News Tonight

Steve Proffitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steve Proffitt

An exclusive sneak peak at what ABC's World News Tonight will look like after the News Division completes its transition to a leaner and meaner "digit...

Matthew Dowd Guest-Hosting 'This Week' On ABC

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

While ABC's "This Week" continues to search for a permanent host, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd will guest-host the program this Sunday. Dowd i...

Is the Medium the Message? The Medium is Entertainment: Hollywood and the Medium

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

IS IT OKAY TO BE FAT?

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Okay, let's face it. We are a fat nation. Well, at least two-thirds of us are. Seat sizes have increased in cars, stadiums - even toilets. Many of u...

Is the Medium the Message? 'Freeing Up' the Press

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

ABC News: Does Diane Sawyer Get a Flip Camera?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Along with the great and convulsive changes that have come to the news business these last few years, here's another big one: The ABC network has anno...

Jason Linkins

Why Is ABC News Nakedly Gay-Baiting In Their Napolitano Story?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News has a story up today by Devin Dwyer about how Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is facing "tough questions" about "h...

ABC News Layoffs Expected: Memo Says Cuts Part Of 'Transformation'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A heavy round of ABC News layoffs is expected to begin soon as part of a major network transformation. Up to 20 percent of the news division will b...

'Nightline' Ready For Leno Battle

Broadcasting & Cable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As the late-night debacle at NBC turned the daypart into must-see TV, the ABC news program Nightline methodically stuck to its knitting, staying out o...

Postcards From the Edge (And by Edge, I Mean CPAC)

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Anyone who has followed The Conservative Political Action Conference over the years isn't surprised by the antics on display at its 2010 incarnation -- the crazy continues.

American Networks' Olympics Coverage Continues to Serve the Network First and Viewers Last

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Many American television viewers are complaining -- as well they should -- about how NBC shows major events from the Winter Olympics on tape, hours after their conclusion.

ABC NEWS: Is 'Financial Tough Love' The Right Approach For Drug Addicts? (WATCH)

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A recent two-part ABC News special titled Family in Crisis: At the Breakpoint brought to light a troubling aspect of the modern family: the tendency o...

Sexy New Drama of Ideas

Erica Abeel | Posted 02.11.2010 | Politics
Erica Abeel

When was the last time you got someone to change their mind about a challenging issue?

The Southeastern Toyota Bullies: Should You Buy a Car From These People?

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Franken

Let's be blunt. 173 Toyota dealers in the United States are plain and simply un-American. They are the members of their association that covers fiv...

George Stephanopoulos On 'GMA' Transition: 'I Thought It Was Going To Be Much More Awkward'

Los Angeles Times | Matea Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What has been the most surprising aspect of "GMA?" How much fun it's been, and so far, how relatively easy the transition has been. I thought it ...

Toyota Dealers Pull Ads From ABC Over 'Excessive Stories': 'Punishment For Reporting'

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Toyota dealers in five southeast states have pulled their commercials off ABC TV local affiliates, complaining about the coverage of Toyota safety pro...

Colbert: Waterboard Kiriakou, CIA Faker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

John Kiriakou, the former CIA employee whose claims about waterboarding became an oft-cited defense of the torture practice, got the "Colbert Report" ...

Think Again: Court Disposes, Media Yawn

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Crossposted with the Center for American Progress. With Mickey Ehrlich You may have heard of the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the ca...

Dairy Industry: Got Ethics?

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

There seems to be so little leadership in the agriculture community on animal welfare. It is both baffling and inexcusable.

Good Riddance 'Jesus Rifles'

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Rodda

In the wake of Monday's revelation that U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan were supplied rifle sights adorned with references to New Testament Bible verses, the Michigan-based contractor that manufactures the sights has agreed to stop putting the references on products.

Ex-CIA Operative John Kiriakou Retracts Waterboarding Claim:

Foreign Policy | Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, it's official now: John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who affirmed claims that waterboarding quickly unloosed the tongues of hard-core terr...

Good Riddance to 'Jesus Rifles'

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

After ABC News revealed that US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan were being suppled with rifle sights adorned with references to Bible verses, the manufacturer Trijicon has agreed to stop putting the references on products for the military.