Lauer's sudden departure is a shock because it goes against the image that he and NBC took decades to establish and maintain.
This million-dollar idea was the brainchild of none other than Donald Trump, otherwise known as America's master showman.
"America's Funniest Videos" satisfies our hunger for everyday comedy. In the process, this show holds a mirror up to our contemporary American life like no other TV show.
The special is as much a celebration of Joan Rivers as it is a look back at the show itself.
For reasons unknown, this working-class section of Boston has attained mythical status in movies and TV shows.
The flood of sex-harassment stories, opinionated talk shows masquerading as "news," and unchecked violence, sex, profanity and misery depicted today don't leave me feeling very thankful for TV lately.
It's like someone opened a proverbial floodgate and a tsunami burst through that is now sweeping through the conjoined businesses of TV news, TV and movie entertainment, and politics.
The Franken sex-harassment story is reviving memories of what it was like to cover Franken when he was a lowly TV star and not an august lion of the Senate.
So let me get this straight: The brand got integrated into "Young Sheldon" not for its better qualities, but to play a role in nearly choking a boy to death. How much did that cost?
In a vacant retail space on the western end of one of Manhattan's trendiest neighborhoods, Hallmark has set up a pop-up facility it calls the Museum of Christmas.