May 17, 2012 |
Pudgy, pink Gerber babies are no longer the typical child being born in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, moms who are Latino, Asian, African American or mixed race are now giving birth to just over 50% of American babies. Though the median age of Americans of European heritage is 42, the median age of Latinos is 28. The median for Asians and blacks falls somewhere around 33. You do not need a biologist or sociologist to tell you younger people make more babies, so this historic trend toward a more multiracial nation will continue.
April 14, 2012 |
As "American Idol" winds down its 11th season, it's time to ask: Is Fox's smash singing contest losing the kids? For years, "Idol" was TV's unrivaled ratings champ, and a big part of its success lay in its appeal to young people, who made it their No. 1 TV choice for years. But this year, critics are attacking the show as increasingly stodgy while viewership has plunged more than 30% among teens and 20-somethings. And many of those viewers have gone to NBC's "The Voice," a hipper and sexier upstart that has much younger judges and often edgier songs.
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May 25, 2011 |
Los Angeles County is "ground zero" for the state's diminishing child population, a statistic that could point to serious problems as the region tries to meet future demand for workers, according to a report released Tuesday. The number of children between the ages of 5 and 9 in the county decreased by 21% from 2000 to 2010, dropping from 802,047 to 633,690. The average decrease for California was 8.1%, according to the report "Aging in California and Los Angeles County" by USC. "In the long run … this is really a bad problem because these kids are going to grow up and the ones who are missing [from L.A. County]
July 24, 2009 |
Who is really the fairest of them all? On Thursday morning, CBS announced that "Late Show With David Letterman" earned a victory for the week ending July 17 in total viewers over NBC's "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien." It's the second consecutive week and third time in the last four first-week runs that Letterman has drawn more viewers and the first time "Late Show" has achieved consecutive viewer wins since February 1998 during the Nagano Olympics. A few hours later, NBC countered that "Tonight" scored a 37% margin of victory for that week in viewers ages 18 to 49, up from a 29% win the week before.
September 19, 2007 |
Veteran television star Kelsey Grammer's new comedy doesn't exactly fit the pedigree of Fox Broadcasting. The network's tastes have long leaned toward the likes of lowly Al Bundy of "Married . . . With Children" or Brian, the sardonic talking dog who downs martinis in Fox's animated hit "Family Guy." But this fall, Fox is betting big on Grammer's latest sitcom, "Back to You."
October 22, 2006 |
"OH, my gosh," said Geralyn Lucas. "I've become a Lifetime movie!" Dressed in a black flapper-gone-goth dress with a pink flower tucked behind her dark hair, she addressed the nearly 200 people in the glam screening room of the new Hearst tower, just off Columbus Circle in Manhattan, on the evening of Oct. 11. "What I'm going to say about Lifetime is going to sound like they paid me -- and they did!" Lucas told the crowd.