‘Black TV’ Celebrates Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx And Other Trailblazers

Book Review: ‘Pandora’s Box: How Guts, Guile, And Greed Upended TV’

Rupert Murdoch Thought $787.5M Dominion Suit Would Cost Fox $50M, Michael Wolff Book Says

The Trump tell-all author returns with a tale of Fox News strife that also includes the prediction that Ron DeSantis will be the Republican nominee.


Traditional Journalism Gave Birth To HBO. Then HBO Crushed Journalism

As veteran media reporters Felix Gillette and John Koblin explain in their new book, It’s Not TV: The Spectacular Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO, HBO was born from journalism, a byproduct of Time Inc.’s plan to diversify its holdings. Their gossipy, cameo-padded reporting breezes through the improbable story of how a print media company invested in a scheme to bring a clearer television picture to certain neighborhoods, embraced satellites and discovered that original programming was a cheaper way to fill its slate than paying Hollywood studios.

‘Big Bang Theory’ Proved To Be Equation For Unlikely Sitcom Success: Book


Fans Of Must-See TV Need This Must-Read Memoir

Katy Tur: From A Childhood In News Choppers To The Anchor’s Seat

Book Review: An Insider’s Look Behind The ’60 Minutes’ Stopwatch

“Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes,” by Ira Rosen (St. Martin’s Press) Long-time multi-award winning producer Ira Rosen has written a sometimes sad, often funny, always revealing portrait […]


New Book On ‘American Bandstand’ Focuses On Its Philadelphia Roots


Book Details The Damage Done By The Right-Wing Media In 2016


Nostalgia In A Data-Driven Ad Industry


Why Letterman Surpassed Leno As Comic, Host


What’s On TV? A Ton of Great Shows

According to NPR’s Fresh Air TV critic and media historian David Bianculli, we are living in television’s Platinum Age, so pop the champagne. His new book, The Platinum Age of Television, explains how the “cool medium” morphed from a piece of hearthside furniture into a ubiquitous handheld device. The decisive DNA in this evolution is programming, and Bianculli’s main thrust is to map television’s rise from fixed network scheduling to on-demand selection — a survival of the fittest that, with today’s gazillion channels, offers something for everyone.


The Triumph Of Women In Network News

In the long, exhausting march to equality, the trope about successful women is that they’re not only as qualified as their male counterparts, but better: more talented, more collegial and basically nicer human beings. That is patently untrue in The News Sorority, Sheila Weller’s dishy, bitchy biography of Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour. The three newswomen are portrayed as exceptional primarily for their ambition, entitlement and ability to manipulate network executives. Forget those feel-good inspirational platitudes: This book reads like the love child of Machiavelli’s The Prince and Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In.


Book Offers Juicy Peek Into Johnny Carson

“Johnny Carson” (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), by Henry Bushkin Hell hath no fury like a lawyer scorned. “You must never, ever repeat a word from last night,” Johnny Carson told […]