Topic: Emmy Awards
Keith Olbermann, last show on Friday, leaves MSNBC after eight years. His sudden exit, midway through his contract, has some saying he's been fired and others pointing to new owner Comcast.
01/22/2011 11:53 am
In Pictures Regis Philbin retires
In many ways, 2010 is a year you may want to relegate to the filing cabinet quickly. It began with a massive earthquake in Haiti and wound down with North Korea once again being an enfant terrible – bizarrely trying to conduct diplomacy through brinkmanship. In between came Toyota recalls and egg scares, pat downs at airports and unyielding unemployment numbers, too little money in the Irish treasury and too many bedbugs in American sheets. Oil gushed from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico for three months, mocking the best intentions of man and technology to stop it, while ash from a volcano in Iceland darkened Europe temporarily as much as its balance sheets. Yet not all was gloomy. The winter Olympics in Canada and the World Cup in South Africa dazzled with their displays of athletic prowess and national pride, becoming hearths around which the world gathered. In Switzerland, the world's largest atom smasher hurled two protons into each other at unfathomable speeds. Then came the year's most poignant moment – the heroic and improbable rescue of 33 miners from the clutches of the Chilean earth. There were many transitions, too – the return of the Republicans in Washington and the Tories in Britain, the scaling back of one war (Iraq) and the escalation of another (Afghanistan), the fall of some powers (Greece) and rise of others (China, Germany, Lady Gaga). To get the new year off to the right start, we decided to ask various thinkers for one idea each to make the world a better place in 2011. We plumbed poets and political figures, physicists and financiers, theologians and novelists. Some of the ideas are provocative, others quixotic. Some you will agree with, others you won't. But in the modest quest to stir a discussion – from academic salons to living rooms to government corridors – we offer these 25 ideas.
12/26/2010 12:56 pm
Betty White: After a year remarkable for a star of any age, White has been voted the Entertainer of the Year by members of The Associated Press.
12/20/2010 03:42 pm
We have more gift ideas for you this holiday season. For the person who enjoys Canadian television comedy, World War II drama, a TV documentary on mankind's narrative myths, and a classic British television detective series, we have a quartet of selections. By the way, if you would like to purchase any of these DVD sets, there are links to do so on each page and you can help the Monitor at the same time.
12/02/2010 12:23 pm
Paul Reubens, bringing "The Pee-wee Herman Show" to Broadway, reflects on his career and what his Pee-wee Herman character means to him.
11/11/2010 12:26 am
Tina Fey is the youngest (and the third woman) to win of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
11/10/2010 09:26 am
Marlo Thomas remembers her own childhood even as she asks top comics: “How did you become funny?”
10/19/2010 07:05 am
Top Picks: 'A Murder of Crows,' Sufjan Stevens' 'The Age of Adz,' Mike Wallace's 'Politics & Presidents,' and more
PBS documentary 'A Murder of Crows,' folk-rock Sufjan Stevens' new CD 'The Age of Adz,' lessons from an award winning journalist in '20th Century With Mike Wallace: Politics & Presidents,' and more recommendations.
10/14/2010 06:05 pm
Tony Curtis died at his Las Vegas-area home late Wednesday night. A World War 2 veteran, Tony Curtis acted in both film and television. He also painted and wrote his autobiography later in life.
09/30/2010 10:59 am