Topic: Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture
With the finale of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ on Wednesday, critics are debating the real legacy of the woman who transformed the daily talk show from a tabloid sideshow into a national self-help platform.
05/25/2011 12:49 pm
Ashton Kutcher replaces Charlie Sheen, but it’s unlikely that he’ll play the same character. Several TV shows that have made key changes in the cast have done well – but not all.
05/13/2011 07:42 pm
The Comcast-NBC Universal merger is on a scale that even the experts don’t quite grasp, many observers say.
01/19/2011 07:21 pm
'Tron: Legacy' is further evidence that Hollywood is catering to a new generation of moviegoers whose appetite for video games and reality TV has changed the very nature of stardom.
12/21/2010 07:32 pm
The first two episodes of the highly anticipated Conan O'Brien show on TBS have been called conventional. The late-night talk show genre is in trouble, media-watchers say.
11/10/2010 07:54 pm
To the delight of Team Coco, Conan O'Brien returns to late-night TV after his ouster by Jay Leno. But the competition for young viewers has shifted with the rise of Comedy Central.
11/08/2010 06:52 pm
People who can't make it to Washington for the Jon Stewart-Stephen Colbert 'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear' Oct. 30 are holding 'meet-ups.' By one measure, the rally might spawn more local events than the tea party movement has.
10/20/2010 10:34 pm
Oprah Winfrey is paying for a Jon Stewart audience to attend his rally in Washington on Oct. 30. Is this more than a classic Oprah moment?
10/15/2010 05:40 pm
Derided for melodrama and outlandish plots, daytime soap operas have dwindled. But their influence and offspring are turning up in prime time.
10/13/2010 04:53 pm
With ‘American Voices,’ Katie Couric is reminiscent of Charles Kuralt crisscrossing the nation decades ago. But the series also shows how far broadcast media have fallen behind social media.
10/08/2010 08:00 pm