The cable channel, which recently celebrated the its 40th anniversary, is seeing its founder and chairman Brian Lamb retire. On May 19, Lamb will also finish his Sunday night interview program that he’s been hosting for 30 years.
What was billed as a series finale turned out to be more of a midseason cliffhanger as journalists explained the 448-page special prosecutor’s report on live TV.
The Weather Channel was knocked off the air Thursday morning by what it said was a malicious software attack on the network.
It’s certainly possible that the news media will do a nuanced, accurate job Thursday of helping citizens understand the redacted version of the Mueller report. But don’t count on it — especially on live cable news in the initial burst of coverage but also as print news organizations and the broadcast networks struggle to get something up immediately on websites and on social media.
A president accustomed to friendly coverage from the network has been finding things to complain about of late.