October 31, 2012 |
As New York and the surrounding areas continued to clean up the enormous mess left by Hurricane Sandy, most of the city's late-night shows - and one temporary import, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" - were back on the air Tuesday. The most notable exceptions were "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report," both of which were canceled, thereby depriving election- and storm-weary viewers of some much-needed levity. For the second night in a row, Letterman delivered a desk-bound monologue before a vacant Ed Sullivan Theater.
September 28, 2012
Re "Why don't they just answer the question?," Opinion, Sept. 23 I was about 12 years old when I heard a debate on the radio that prompted me to ask my parents why the debaters didn't answer the questions. Fast-forward 61 years and the names and faces have changed, but a politician's refusal to respond to a question with a related and meaningful answer remains unchallenged. As long as moderators remain fearful of appearing overly aggressive or mindful that a candidate may start refusing interview requests, a dumbed-down society that is more enamored of sound bites and reality shows will continue to be satisfied with evasion and subterfuge.
July 26, 2012 |
Veteran TV personality and newswoman Katic Couric already has numerous accomplishments under her belt: "Today"show star, network news anchor, author, interviewer of celebrities and national figures, Sarah Palin thorn-in-side. But in her appearence at the TCA press tour to promote her upcoming syndicated talk show "Katie," Couric ticked off a few more things she'd like to do - singing in a Broadway musical, jumping out of an airplane. "And I'd like to go out with George Clooney, if you could arrange that," she quipped.
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April 18, 2012 |
Paul Bogart, an Emmy Award-winning director who launched his career during the days of live television in New York and later was a prolific director on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom "All in the Family," has died. He was 92. Bogart died of age-related causes Sunday at his home in Chapel Hill, N.C., said his son, Peter. Beginning as a stage manager and associate director in the early 1950s, Bogart progressed to directing shows such as "Kraft Theatre," "The United States Steel Hour" and "Armstrong Circle Theatre.
May 27, 2011 |
Oprah Winfrey's favorite thing must not have been money ... or she just had a few million dollars to spare, because the cost of her "Oprah's Favorite Things" audience giveaways adds up to about $23.8 million. Oh, to be an accountant on "The Oprah Winfrey Show. " The daytime diva wrapped her 25-year daytime talk show run Wednesday to the best ratings she's had since 1994. But Winfrey also wrapped the hopes of fans being the all-too-excited recipients in that giveaway-happy studio audience.
May 22, 2011
OPRAH BY THE NUMBERS Average number of Americans who view her show each week: 40 million Countries in which the show runs: 150 Emails Oprah.com receives a week: 25,000 People who can fit in her studio audience: 315-365 Items given away during her Favorite Things episodes: 283 Books selected as part of Oprah's Book Club: 65 Hours of the show that have been...