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Booze, Schmooze, but Not Any News: The “Today” Show Fourth Hour

By at October 13, 2011 | 9:01 am | 2 Comments

Booze, Schmooze, but Not Any News: The “Today” Show Fourth Hour

The most important media story this past week is that the Kardashians were guest co-hosts on the fourth hour of NBC’s “Today” show. One Kardashian sister per day, plus mother Kris and stepdad Bruce Jenner. It isn’t bad enough that talk shows, which have descended into a morass of being publicity mills for celebrity hucksters, […]

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Blood on the Lens

By at July 11, 2011 | 4:23 pm | 1 Comments

Blood on the Lens

“If it bleeds, it leads” is local TV’s aphorism that dictates its belief that fires, car crashes, and shootings lead off the nightly newscast. These stories, of course, are more “visual” and easier to cover than poverty, worker exploitation, and the health care crisis. But, now and then, it’s hard to find an assortment of […]

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Notes & Asides

By at April 11, 2011 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

Notes & Asides

Victory, you ask? Well, I think so. Considering that it has been a dog’s age since the federal government actually spent less in real dollars than the year before – and the fact that these are real cuts in real discretionary spending – its hard not to see this as part of a larger pendulum shift toward lower spending.

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