Topic: Bleier Center of Television and Popular Culture
Super Bowl commercials have become a mini-film festival, keeping the less-than-diehard football fans in front of the tube. But this year’s top spots are singled out for their misses as much as their hits.
02/07/2011 12:29 pm
Netflix pulled the plug Monday on its DVD rental spin-off division Qwikster. Creation of the division was supposed to help Netflix prepare for the cyberfuture, but the move just angered its customers.
10/10/2011 04:18 pm
An upstart genre shows its influence as reality TV dominates the fall lineup and finds its techniques adopted across the TV landscape.
09/12/2011 11:33 am
Rupert Murdoch's troubles in the UK could spread throughout his global media empire, say experts. A lawsuit filed Monday in Delaware may be just the beginning.
07/11/2011 09:42 pm
After referring to President Obama with a term that can't appear in a family newspaper, MSNBC commentator Mark Halperin was suspended from the network and issued a warning by Time Magazine, where he is an editor-at-large.
06/30/2011 08:41 pm
Keith Olbermann transported his signature show from MSNBC to the little-watched Current TV, almost quadrupling their ratings – and setting off a twitterstorm by running long.
06/21/2011 09:34 pm
Veteran newsman Jim Lehrer will relinquish the anchor's chair at 'PBS NewsHour' on June 6. Media analysts credit him for the newscast's 'fact-based,' 'well-reasoned,' and 'civilized' approach.
05/12/2011 08:37 pm
Jetman, aka adventurer Yves Rossy, hit 190 m.p.h. Saturday as he flew with a jet-pack above the Grand Canyon. Where some see self-promotional stunt man, others see a boundary-breaker.
05/11/2011 03:41 pm
Scott Pelley, who Mike Wallace once called 'the finest journalist in the business,' will replace Katie Couric as the face of CBS Evening News.
05/03/2011 07:19 pm
Maximum shock behavior pervades TV as real-life antiheroes feed the public's thirst for 'truth.'
05/02/2011 01:38 pm
Katie Couric may be leaving when her contract is up in June. Ratings for 'CBS Evening News' are down, but not everyone says it's her fault. Where would she go next? And who would take over?
04/04/2011 08:30 pm