June 14, 2008 |
New York Tim Russert, the longest-serving moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press" and the lion of the Washington press corps, died of a sudden heart attack Friday. He was 58. Russert had returned early from a family trip to Italy and was working at NBC's Washington bureau, recording voice-overs for Sunday's show, when he collapsed Friday afternoon. His wife, Maureen Orth, a writer for Vanity Fair, and their son, Luke, were still in Italy, where they had been celebrating Luke's graduation from Boston College.
May 22, 2007 |
WHY do our leaders feel that they can speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth only after they have left politics? After spending nearly half his life in public office, from which he was separated involuntarily in the 2000 election, Al Gore knows the answer. As he explains in his new book, the American political system has degenerated into a rigged game that suppresses honesty and rewards deception.
April 22, 2007 |
IT was Tuesday morning on "The View" and Elisabeth Hasselbeck was outnumbered, again. That's not unusual on ABC's tumultuous daytime coffee klatch, which has emerged as a pop culture staple this season with its freewheeling showdowns on subjects as varied as premarital chastity and prewar intelligence failures. The topic this time: Don Imus and the slur he used to describe the Rutgers University women's basketball team.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2002 |
We've been here before, haven't we? Two days away from another election, we feel insulted, soiled, numb, patronized. Lobotomized. We can't imagine how such insipid candidates for California governor are spawned, and I don't know about you, but I'd rather have car doors slammed on my fingers than be forced to watch another loathsome TV ad. Those who do vote -- the shrinking minority who haven't had all sense of civic duty beaten out of us -- will probably cast a ballot for the lesser of evils.
June 22, 2002 |
You could cast a dozen Hollywood blockbusters with the celebrities who never did "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher." The show, which debuted on Comedy Central on July 25, 1993 (guests on the first broadcast were Jerry Seinfeld, Larry Miller, Robin Quivers and Ed Rollins), moved to ABC in 1996. It was canceled a month ago, to be replaced weeknights at 12:05 a.m. with a show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
February 27, 2002 |
Bill Press, the former KABC talk radio host and chairman of the California State Democratic Party who has been arguing the "left" side of issues on CNN's "Crossfire," is being replaced by former Clinton insiders James Carville and Paul Begala. The two one-time advisors and political strategists for President Clinton will rotate in the job at the venerable political debate show.