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Why 24 Lived Another Day and Will Live Again

William Bradley | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.

America's Best News Channel Is Owned by Arabs

Henry Tenenbaum | Posted 07.30.2014 | Media
Henry Tenenbaum

There are two obvious things (at least!) that will need to happen if Al Jazeera America is to succeed as a journalistic enterprise. First, it must find enough viewers to become economically viable.

Mad Men To the Moon: Classic Series Returned To Form in 2014

William Bradley | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Why is an episode about victory named after one of the most famous defeats in world history? Is it because the crushing blow to Napoleon proved to be a smashing victory for the British Empire and its allies?

Mad Men: The Strategy Is My Way

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"The Strategy," Mad Men's penultimate episode of 2014, was a very important episode about work and relationships. And in the best tradition of Mad Men, it showed that, for these folks, the most important relationships revolve around work while the best work is about relationships.

Mad Men: Direction Amidst Chaos

William Bradley | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper continued his move toward redemption and re-emergence as a career success in the latest episode of Mad Men, the more than a little bizarre "The Runaways." But as one brilliant talent continued in a positive direction, another careened precipitously into emotional collapse.

Mad Men: The Anvil, er, Monolith

William Bradley | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In "The Monolith" -- and imagery royalties here might be due to Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick for this episode set about a year after the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey -- Don Draper has gotten back through the door of the ad agency he founded. And he is showing up.

One Good Egg: Scrambled and Fried at 45

Wendy Burch | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Wendy Burch

About three years ago I went public with a very personal battle. At the time, I had just turned 42. I had a great, big life... but I didn't have a little one in it. I had always wanted to have a baby.

What's Wrong With Meet The Press

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.21.2014 | Media
Chris Weigant

There is absolutely no danger of Meet The Press being cancelled. The show will go on. Sooner or later, though -- after exhausting all possible format gimmicks -- the higher-ups at NBC may finally realize they chose the wrong guy to host it when Russert died.

Mad Men: More Hope and Some Change

William Bradley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Valentine's Day 1969 finds not much romance amongst the Sterling Cooper crew and no little consternation over work. But there are some definite green shoots of hope and change popping up amidst the confusion and anger.

10 Life Lessons We've Learned From Scandal

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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.