NBC's Olympic broadcast tactics have some scrambling to avoid 'spoilers.'
Gay groups are calling CBS homophobic for agreeing to air an antiabortion ad featuring Tim Tebow and not the ad for gay dating website ManCrunch. By changing its policy on advocacy ads, CBS invited the outrage.
Sarah Palin defended the Tim Tebow ad against abortion. Feminist groups objected to it, but attacking an ad that tells the story of a woman’s decision not to have an abortion could backfire.
Now accepting advocacy ads that hew to evolving ‘norms,’ CBS reverses its previous policy and shakes up Super Bowl Sunday. The flip side: Events from Super Sunday to the Daytona 500 could become a parade of in-your-face social commentary.
Conan O'Brien tapes his last 'Tonight Show' Friday after settling on a $45 million severance package from NBC. But the surge in support – and ratings – for the red-headed comedian suggests that broadcast television is out of touch with public tastes in comedy, say media analysts.
'Tonight Show' host Conan O'Brien said Tuesday he would not move his show back 30 minutes to accommodate 'The Jay Leno Show' at 11:35 p.m., putting NBC on the spot.
NBC announced Sunday that it is planning to move Jay Leno's talk show to 11:30 p.m. Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon would shift back a half hour – if they accept the deal.
Critics are calling Senate majority leader Harry Reid racist for suggesting in 2008 that Obama was electable because he was 'light-skinned' and had 'no Negro dialect.' Republican National Chairman Michael Steele says he should resign.
NBC's experiment with a prime time comedy hour appears to be a flop, with reports that the network is pushing the faltering 'Jay Leno Show' back to its old late-night slot.