'Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman, who died Friday, became a household name at a transitional period for black child actors.
A slew of new law-and-order dramas ordered up by the TV networks show the genre's enduring appeal.
The 'Lost' finale Sunday night, followed by the '24' finale and the end of 'Law & Order' after 20 years on Monday have critics assessing the impact of each series.
In a still-tight job market, college graduates have their sights set on more education and opportunities abroad. Demand is up for statistics, finance, and accounting majors.
Conan O'Brien, appeared on television Sunday night for the first time since his abrupt departure from NBC's 'Tonight Show.' Cultural buzz, not ratings, will fuel his success, observers say.
Although both parties have rejected a value-added tax, political gridlock is keeping them from offering better alternatives than the VAT.
Conan O'Brien will return to late-night TV in November, on basic cable's TBS. Some analysts see it as a liberating move. Others say he will have to start from scratch to build an audience.
All Americans should encourage President Obama to break his campaign promise to extend the Bush tax cuts.
More than 30 US governors have received subtly threatening letters from a group called Guardians of the free Republics. Investigators fear the broad call for removing top state officials could inspire others to act out violently.
Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran has rebuffed a string of potential allies from Canada to Britain and now Russia. Why? An outside enemy helps revolutionary regimes consolidate power.