After the coffee. Before the thunderstorms hit D.C.
The Skinny: Yes, I'm in Washington now. I'm out of the New Orleans hotel with no window and in a basement on a couch. Isn't the life of the entertainment journalist glamorous? FX's latest drama "The Americans" premieres Wednesday night. I've seen the first two and it's worth checking out, especially if you want to see Keri Russell kick butt. Tuesday's headlines include some big changes at CNN, an "Entourage" movie gets the go-ahead and Walt Disney Co.'s "Epic Mickey" game is history.
Daily Dose: Al Gore was on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday, and one of the subjects was the recent sale of the former vice president's cable channel Current TV to Al Jazeera. Lauer tried to grill Gore -- an environmental activist -- on the hypocrisy of selling his cable network to a company financially backed by the oil-rich government of Qatar. That's fair game, but what Lauer didn't mention was that NBC's owner, Comcast, also owned a piece of Current and thus made some money off the sale too.
Epic fail. Walt Disney Co. does so many things right -- ESPN, theme parks, Pixar -- but it still is struggling with video games. On Tuesday, the company said it had closed the Texas studio that made "Epic Mickey," which was an effort to create a Mickey Mouse for the interactive age. But Disney does not give up easily and is now putting together a new game platform called Infinity. Seems to me that lately Disney's best moves are buying things (Pixar, Lucasfilms, Marvel), not building them. Maybe that's what they need to do with video games too. More on the demise of "Epic Mickey" from the Los Angeles Times.