Topic: Robert Thompson
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
CNN's debut of its latest prime-time news magazine show, with Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker, was very earnest about trying to be serious and bipartisan. But it hit some jarring notes.
10/05/2010 04:51 pm
If the Jon Stewart rally set for Oct. 30 on the National Mall – 'opposed' by Stephen Colbert's rally – sticks with comedy, young voters might perk up for Election 2010, political scientists say.
09/17/2010 05:55 pm
Election 2010 campaigns seed town-hall meetings with tough questioners and cameras, in the hope of tarring a rival via a 'YouTube moment.' Here's a look at one recent episode in an Ohio House race.
09/17/2010 04:00 pm
As 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' ramps up, the role cities play in storytelling is seen in the tone, shaping of other characters, and cultural backdrop.
08/11/2010 05:55 pm
President Obama on 'The View' won mixed reviews. But it's the sort of thing presidents need to do these days to get their message out to people who don't watch CNN or Fox News.
07/29/2010 07:43 pm
'The Closer' returns for its sixth season Monday night at 9 p.m.
07/12/2010 08:38 pm
Emmy Award nominations released Thursday tapped Conan O'Brien's short-lived stint on NBC's Tonight Show, as well as a handful of shows from non-broadcast networks.
07/08/2010 05:18 pm
CNN talk-show host Larry King's thousands of interviews chronicle 25 years of popular culture.
06/30/2010 05:17 pm
The last thing BP wanted was images of the undersea oil plume in the Gulf shown to the world. Yet the live ‘spillcam’ of the Deepwater Horizon geyser may have tempered ill-will against BP.
06/05/2010 03:11 pm