• 'American Bandstand' Coming Back to TV (AP)
    "American Bandstand" is coming back with a new twist, courtesy of the producer of "American Idol." A revamped version, from original producer-host Dick Clark and "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller, will turn the show's trademark dancing into a regular competition.
  • Big Four to Pass on Bush Speech (Reuters)
    The broadcast networks are not expected to carry President Bush's primetime speech Monday night, in which he will lay out a "clear strategy" for the future of Iraq.
  • Rise and Fight: Morning News Wars (New York Times)
    The double-decker bus pulled up outside the old General Motors building in Midtown Manhattan just after 7:30 on a recent morning and deposited the newest weapons in the long-running battle among the network morning shows: four dozen tourists who had been plucked from the streets and restaurants of Times Square, beginning as early as the previous night.
  • Gov't Witness Charged in Stewart Case (Reuters)
    A government witness was charged with lying to help convict lifestyle trendsetter Martha Stewart, officials said on Friday, raising questions of whether her conspiracy conviction could be thrown out.
  • Fall TV Season's Offerings Are Escapist Brain Candy (New York Times)
    The six big broadcast television networks will emulate Houdini for the 2004-5 prime-time season, promising viewers and advertisers plenty of escapist entertainment.
  • Advergaming Grows In Reach And Power (AdAge)
    Nick Kang is the ultimate action hero. Taking on the Russian and Chinese crime syndicates in the City of Angels, Kang drives, fights and shoots his way across 240 miles of Los Angeles area real estate. Crime in progress? Kang is on the way. It's a Puma truck heist at the 3rd Street Promenade flagship store in Santa Monica. Nick Kang kicks butt and heads back to the streets for more adventure.
  • Broadcast Blues (Fortune)
    When it comes to producing profits, America's media giants are about as inefficient as it gets.
  • Conde Nast Will Lift Cargo's Frequency to 10 in 2005 (DMNews)
    Conde Nast Publications Inc. next year will increase the frequency of men's shopping title Cargo to 10 issues from its current six.
  • Battle of the Beer Ads (New York Times)
    The battle between the brewers of the Budweiser and Miller brand lines over the carbohydrate content of beers is taking a new, nasty turn.
  • NBC Has Some Options If Stars Are Suspended (New York Times)
    If you are Dick Ebersol, the chairman of NBC Universal Sports, you know that some track and field athletes you were relying on for the Summer Olympics in Athens may be serving suspensions for taking performance-enhancing drugs.
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