In the deluge of news, even the most dedicated junkie can miss a few intriguing items now and then. Occasional Planet’s sidebar feature,
An exciting tennis match can cause a crowd to display its enthusiasm in a way that is almost cruel. The best fans may be those in the print media.
The television program “Father Knows Best” hit the airwaves in 1954 and was a staple of American viewing through 1960. Robert Young, who played
In the instant-news world of 140-character news feeds, what’s going to happen to long-form journalism? And when can you find the time to read
Recently, it’s become a sport to poke fun at Larry King. A talk show host who has interviewed more than 40,000 people on radio
Distressed that NBC’s Meet the Press has devolved into a platform for unchallenged, incorrect statements by politicians, two college students have launched a website
Watching the expansive media coverage of the right-wing Tea Partiers’ meeting in February, I’m wondering if a similar, lefty meeting would receive equal attention.
One of my favorite progressive authors, Naomi Klein, posted a much-needed correction of a recent piece by Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens, titled “How
Who controls what you view on TV as you stair-climb, ellipiticize, pump, lift and stretch? In many gyms, the TV is permanently set on
A story is usually real until the media gives it a tag line; then things begin to deteriorate. Dr. Gupta’s piece came after the tag lines had been written and the melodramatic music was playing. But it cut through the chafe and showed us what real broadcast journalism and real engagement in a story can be. I only wish more people had seen it.