by Wayne Friedman on Oct 15, 12:00 AM
Fox News Channel's commentator Bill O'Reilly is now fighting sexual harassment charges from one of his producers - but will he be fighting with network executives before long?
by Wayne Friedman on Oct 14, 12:00 AM
It's the world's biggest and most powerful software company. But when it comes to the most revolutionary device to come to TV users since the VCR you think TiVo - not Microsoft.
by Wayne Friedman on Oct 13, 12:00 AM
The Federal Communications Commission's wrath will be rolling through a number of prime-time shows in the weeks to come, according to press accounts. So it's best to keep your "Survivors" and even "Desperate Housewives" indoors, at all costs. And it doesn't matter if the show gets bad ratings, or if it's even off the air.
by Wayne Friedman on Oct 12, 12:00 AM
Is there someone who could do for television and its new technologies what Howard Stern hopes to do for satellite radio?
by Wayne Friedman on Oct 11, 12:00 AM
In a decision to air a pro-Bush documentary, TV station group Sinclair Broadcasting wants to make a political statement. But Sinclair may want to check its financial statements.
by Wayne Friedman on Oct 8, 12:00 AM
NBC is in a strange comedic spot with its programs these days -- people may be laughing out of context.
by Wayne Friedman on Oct 7, 12:00 AM
To almost no one's surprise, too many TV reality shows are causing a glut and lowering reality ratings.
by Wayne Friedman on Oct 6, 12:00 AM
A little more pigskin for Mr. Murdoch.
by Wayne Friedman on Oct 5, 12:00 AM
It's now official. ABC, the long time low-rated network and stock market analysts' whipping post, is seeing a turnaround. Early season ratings have at least one heavyweight network perhaps a little concerned.
by Wayne Friedman on Oct 4, 12:00 AM
With the first George W. Bush - John Kerry presidential debate drawing 62.5 million viewers, the only question the networks should now be asking is when will they be able to sell advertising time in this big-rated series.