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  • Emmy Prediction: We Already Have Our Big Winner
    The Emmy Awards are a handful of days away, but we already have a winner: The New TV World Order. If the statue is of a winged woman holding an ...
  • Here's Why 'Cait' Was Great
    When "I Am Cait" became, as Perez Hilton noted, "I Am Cancelled," the demise, after only two seasons, of the series that chronicled Olympian Bruce Jenner's transition to transgender woman ...
  • Finally, Something That's Good As Gold
    Did we need the Rio Games? Oh, yes, like we've never needed an Olympics before. They are a balm to screens everywhere. ...
  • Ladies' First
    Watching Michelle Obama's transcendent speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, I thought about the First Lady's recent appearance on the "Late Late Show," where she killed ...
  • America's Most Media-Savvy Candidate Ever
    Watching the GOP convention unfold everywhere, from Facebook to Twitter, Twitch to ABC, and Fox News to streaming news service CBSN, has removed any doubt that for better or worse, ...
  • Bearing Live Witness To Tragedy -- And Change
    Facebook Live, like other streaming tools and social media platforms, quickly became another in a series of essential reporting outlets bringing the most crucial issues of our time up close ...
  • Independence -- From The Multiplex Screen
    Whether you were in The Hamptons, the Berkshires or lolling about your backyard somewhere in Westchester or Brooklyn this Fourth of July weekend - lolling about almost anywhere pleasant on ...
  • All The News That's Fit to Print -- On Video
    "The future of media is visual," Mark Thompson said recently. The New York Times CEO was presenting the blue-chip news organization's slate of video series at the NewFronts at the ...
  • Cannes Now Has The Lions' Share
    No doubt about it: this is the year that the Cannes Lions became known as the must-attend entertainment festival, and not just a big week-long international fete. That Cannes Lions ...
  • ESPN Gets The Juice -- And Ratings -- With O.J.
    ESPN has been rightly praised for its ambitious five-part documentary, "O.J. Simpson: Made In America," an example of great work that would never have existed if we didn't live in ...
  • Good Grief
    Indulge me. This may be wishful or magical thinking on my part, but I see a a connection between the tragic passing over the last several months of three incredible ...
  • Politicians: They Watch And Wait
    Deep inside a terrific New York magazine profile this week of Hillary Clinton, we get a glimpse of what she and hubby Bill do during their rare downtime together at ...
  • Tapping Into Electorate That's 'Mad As Hell'
    Pundits are working overtime to explain exactly how Donald Trump, in all his bombastic TV Everywhere mendacity, could become the GOP candidate for the most powerful job on planet earth. ...
  • Louis C.K.: Way OK In Owning His Digital Destiny
    When Louis C.K. streamed his new drama "Horace and Pete" sans any pre-launch hype on his Web site, our greatest everyman comic genius sealed his slot as the TV Everywhere ...
  • Amazon Wants To Reshape The Way We Watch
    While assessing the coverage of the launch of Amazon Video Direct -- Jeff "Mr. Everything Store" Bezos' gutsy challenge to YouTube -- the figure $3 billion jumped out at me. ...
  • All The News That's Fit to Print -- On Video
    "The future of media is visual," Mark Thompson said on Monday. The New York Times CEO was presenting the blue-chip news organization's slate of video series at the NewFronts at ...
  • A Plan For Future Innovation? It's Worth Googling
    At the closing session last week of the National Association of Broadcasters Show, Google's president of global partnerships, Daniel Alegre, addressed the throngs of TV and radio brass to send ...
  • Obama Thinks Outside the Box
    When President Obama registered his support for allowing consumers to (gasp!) choose their own set-top boxes, I envisioned the collective exploding heads of the cable lobby. ...
  • Anonymous Feed-ing Frenzy
    Yesterday a most damning, yet in my opinion poorly sourced, story appeared in the Financial Times. The story claimed BuzzFeed had missed its revenue target for 2015 and slashed internal ...
  • 'The New Yorker' Writes Print's Big Streaming Play
    I could not begin to count the number of times over the years that smart, talented people have attempted to transform a print magazine into a TV franchise. Mostly, it's ...
  • Playing Their 'Cards' Right
    My recovery from a vicious cold last weekend was helped greatly by bingeing on season 4 of "House of Cards." Throughout, I was reminded why it is the perfect Netflix ...
  • Justice Palin?! Judge For Yourself
    To beef up her credentials for her inevitable appointment to the Supreme Court by President Donald J. Trump, Sarah Palin announced she was developing a "Judge Judy"-style reality show. Palin ...
  • Free Money Is Earning Elections
    The tremendous multiple-state wins Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump enjoyed in Tuesday night's primaries are a direct result of the incredible disparity in the multiplatform coverage -- the so-called earned ...
  • MSNBC Makeover And The White House Race
    Last April, when Andy Lack returned to NBC to take the reins of the beleaguered news operation he had deftly run for eight years from 1993-2001, he had to play ...
  • The Beat Of The Drumpf Is Only So Loud
    Last time I checked, almost 14 million people had watched on YouTube the stunning takedown of Donald Trump from Sunday's edition of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." The show's ...
  • Univision, Ramos -- And Trump's Schadenfreude-ian Slip
    Donald Trump may rue the day late last August when he had Jorge Ramos tossed out of a press conference shouting "go back to Univision." Getting the jackboot from The ...
  • 'The New Yorker' Writes Print's Big Streaming Play
    I could not begin to count the number of times over the years that smart, talented people have attempted to transform a print magazine into a TV franchise. Mostly, it's ...
  • Louis C.K.: Way OK In Owning His Digital Destiny
    When Louis C.K. streamed his new drama "Horace and Pete" last Saturday sans any pre-launch hype on his Web site, our greatest everyman comic genius sealed his slot as the ...
  • Amazon Set For Net-Net Dominance
    It's only a matter of time before Amazon Prime's video service seriously challenges Netflix's dominance of the streaming game. The service that Jeff Bezos' "Everything Store" launched in its current ...
  • For Fox News, It's All Kicking And Streaming
    I'm not sure how this crazy primary season has been for the nation, but it's been a marketing boon for news networks. Specifically, it has allowed them to burnish their ...