• New TiVo Pop-up Ads, Copy Restrictions Raise Consumer Concerns
    Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. has long promised "TV Your Way." But the company's plans for pop-up ads and restrictions on copying have sparked worries that the service may be eroding consumer control in favor of Hollywood and advertiser interests.
  • CBS, Advertisers Come to Rescue of 'Milly'
    The real-life story of political journalist Morton Kondracke and his activist wife Milly's struggle with her Parkinson's disease is coming to CBS in a movie starring Bruce Greenwood and Madeleine Stowe.
  • Chernin's New Contract Could Pave Way for Disney Move
    Reviving industry talk that Peter Chernin could succeed Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner, News Corp. has disclosed that its president and chief operating officer is not subject to any noncompete clauses.
  • How Important is Advertising?
    With over $5.2 trillion supporting sales in the U.S. economy and more than 21 million supporting jobs in the industry, advertising's role in our economy is becoming increasingly vital.
  • A New Account for Goldfish
    A large client of Young & Rubicam Advertising in New York, the Campbell Soup Company, has quietly decided to seek ideas to promote a major product line from a far smaller agency specializing in unconventional creative approaches.
  • Omnicom Vice Chairman to Retire at Year's End
    The Omnicom Group said yesterday that Thomas W. Watson, a longtime advertising executive who helped form Omnicom in 1986, would retire as vice chairman, effective at the end of the year.
  • A Reporter-Anchor Who Blazed a Trail of His Own
    He has fought presidents and hurricanes, network suits and the turn in television news toward the frivolous and sometimes tawdry. But by announcing his retirement from the CBS News anchor chair yesterday, Dan Rather was tacitly acknowledging that he could not fight time or the scent of scandal that now threatens to mar his legacy and that of his once-vaunted news division.
  • Two Anchormen Down. One More to Go?
    A journalistic aphorism holds that bad news comes in threes. Now that Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather have announced their departures, how long does Peter Jennings have?
  • Anti-Gay Marriage Advertorial Rankles 'Washington Post' Readers
    A 16-page advertising insert espousing a strong argument against gay marriage ran in some editions of The Washington Post Sunday, sparking more than 1,000 e-mails and phone calls, according to Ombudsman Michel Getler, who said most of the comments opposed the publication as offensive.
  • McDonald's CEO Resigns for Health Reasons
    McDonald's Corp. is welcoming its second new CEO in seven months, as Charlie Bell abruptly resigned to focus on battling the colon cancer doctors detected two weeks after he became the fast food giant's chief.
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