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10 Life Lessons We've Learned From Scandal

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

Because Scandal is so much like real life, there are some very important life lessons to take away from it each week, because after all, which one of us can't say we haven't been a part of an international cover-up that seemingly resolves itself in 44 minutes or less? No one, my point exactly.

Could 'Frybread' Become America's First Native American Sitcom?

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 02.13.2014 | TV

A new show called "Frybread" may revolutionize the way American Indians are portrayed by the media and in the mainstream entertainment industry. Writt...

Senior Global Digital Correspondent

Brian Rooney | Posted 03.23.2014 | Media
Brian Rooney

Journalists have an insecurity complex. Dealing with mayors, senators and heads of countries, reporters are relative nobodies. Their job has no actual power and they can't wear rows of ribbons on their chest like a general.

Kate Sheppard

This Is How Little Time Television News Devotes To Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Climate change got more coverage on broadcast news in 2013 than in the previous few years, but the issue still didn't get nearly as much...

Homeland Is Back With a New Index of Our Post-9/11 Unease and Dysfunction

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

All of a sudden, in a rush -- though not so spectacular a Rush as the outstanding racing drama which went wide across the U.S. over the weekend -- Homeland is on a dramatically new course. Not just different, not a return to Season 1, as most of the characters are in very different places, but new.

'No One Will Be Disappointed': An Interview With the Music Supervisor of Breaking Bad

Brian Formo | Posted 11.27.2013 | TV
Brian Formo

Perhaps the most talked about episode of television this year aired a few weeks ago. A prominent character had just been killed. Another was handed over to be tortured by a band of neo-Nazi meth-makers.

Mad Men Moves, Emmy Blues

William Bradley | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Even though Mad Men has just struggled through a second straight Emmy Awards show with no wins, the show that is co-owner of the record for most Emmy Best Drama wins has some recent changes that should make its final season something to remember.

Snubbed! 22 Amazing Actors Who've Never Won An Emmy

Pat Gallagher | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

There is absolutely no excuse why the following actors shouldn't have had an Emmy or two propped up somewhere on a mantle in one of their homes. See if you agree.

7 Reasons You Should Be Watching Devious Maids

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 09.22.2013 | TV
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

Five of the sexiest housekeepers you've ever seen have been steaming up televisions all over the country this summer in Lifetime's new hit series Devious Maids.

NFL's TV Ratings Continue To Trample Other Sports

Posted 07.22.2013 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing One of the most interesting things you'll see in the blogosphere is our friend Paulsen's list of the Most Watched S...

New Poll Finds Where Most Americans Find Their News

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media

According to new poll out from Gallup, most Americans consider television their main source of news. Gallup surveyed 2,048 national adults from Ju...

The Bad, Bad Boys of Copper Talk Body Count, Getting Laid and Beards

Susan Michals | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Susan Michals

When we last tuned in to BBC America's Copper Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) was racing to keep his world -- NYC and the other facets of his life -- intact.

What Twitter's For: Twitter Vs. Traditional Media on Covering the Capture of the Alleged Boston Bombers

Floyd Elliot | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media
Floyd Elliot

In the end, I think Twitter outshined the television and print/web-based media at reporting the breaking story on a moment-to-moment basis.

Gale Force Winds of History Hit Mad Men, Which Still Finds the Time for Some Obvious Practical Lessons

William Bradley | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

This was a workmanlike episode, Mad Men moving some plot elements further into place, another chapter in Matt Weiner's novel for television, with some deft direction from series star Jon Hamm.

Emmy Winner Cady McClain on the Return of All My Children

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 06.10.2013 | TV
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

The real life soap opera that has been going on behind the scenes at All My Children has sent the viewers as well as the cast and crew on an emotional roller coaster that has lasted for nearly four years.

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 | Posted 02.26.2013 | TV
Robi Ludwig

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...