Tough times have had an inverse impact at the movie box office. Relatively inexpensive escapism has led to record revenue for Hollywood. On Sunday, it also translated to the best ratings in five years for the Academy Awards.
Updated: March 11, 2010, - 02:36 PM
"I am in control here, in the White House," then-Secretary of State Alexander Haig said in the hours after an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. The moment would be "the third paragraph of his obit," predicted former Reagan aide Lyn Nofziger, according to the New York Times, which described the incident in the third paragraph of Haig's obituary.
Updated: February 24, 2010, - 03:06 PM
Smashing the "M*A*S*H" series-finale record of 106 million viewers, Sunday's superb Super Bowl was watched by 106.5 million, making it the biggest TV event in U.S. history.
Updated: February 09, 2010, - 06:49 PM
There have been some shadows threatening the bright lights of the TV industry lately.For the networks, plunging profits, and for...
Updated: January 26, 2010, - 05:46 PM
"24's" season premiere ratings may have fallen 9 percent from last year, but the antiterrorism tactics of agent Jack Bauer...
Updated: January 21, 2010, - 10:35 AM
TV on Thursday was sure to include a lot of scrambling, fumbling and audibles. But that was supposed to be...
Updated: January 08, 2010, - 01:54 PM
Five Sunday-morning shows, one late-night show and a prime-time presidential appearance on "60 Minutes"-- not to mention all the morning and evening news coverage -- is just the latest episode of Obamavision. What's made it necessary was President Obama's lack of vision in his health care legislative strategy.
Updated: January 06, 2010, - 04:33 PM
It was "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Wednesday night, in more ways than one. First was the annual NBC special. Just a few hours later came an even bigger present for NBC Universal: The official announcement that it was being bought by Comcast, the country's largest cable operator, in a deal which valued NBCU at $30 billion.
Updated: January 06, 2010, - 03:50 PM
While Wednesday's Washington headlines will be most remembered for House Republicans voting unanimously against the stimulus package, that was only the second act by the minority party in Congress. Earlier, on a sharply partisan basis, the House voted 258-168 to reject a bill to delay the date the nation is set to shift from analog to digital television. The Senate, conversely, had already approved the bill on a unanimous, bipartisan basis, at the urging of President Obama.
Updated: January 06, 2010, - 03:48 PM