Who won the week — and who earned a weekend off? It was a great week for some members of the media...but not all. Below, check out the first installment of Media Winners of the Week, and vote on who you think is the week's biggest winner. And check out the Media Losers of the Week here.
Kitty who? It was the week Oprah took New York by storm: starting with the Costume Institute Gala on Monday, where she walked the red carpet with Oscar de la Renta and partied down with Diddy and Pharrell right through Oprah's Best Life Weekend, celebrating ten years of O Magazine with a live show from Radio City Music Hall and a New York charity walk on Sunday.
The "NBC Nightly News" anchor broadcast from oil spill-ravaged gulf region Monday night, while his competitors Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer were dolled up at the Costume Institute Gala. He then rushed back to New York to cover the Times Square bomber arrest. Bonus: he turned 51 on Wednesday.
It would have been enough for the TIME Managing Editor to simply have hosted the TIME 100 gala Tuesday, featuring Bill Clinton, Sarah Palin and Taylor Swift. But then the announcement that his main rival, Newsweek, was going up for sale allowed him to brag about his magazine's sustained profitability.
Finally able to make his case, Conan broke his silence on "60 Minutes" — and delivered ratings to boot. And he effectively got his message across: he's a good Catholic boy who would never have done that to Leno.