Open Mic

Guest Blog: A Raging Liberal Defends Fox News

[Editor's Note: This is a guest blog by Norman Horowitz. Norman started in the TV business in 1956, when he was 24. He has been president of Worldwide Distribution for Columbia Pictures TV (Screen Gems); president of Polygram Television; and...

May 27, 2011

Educating Ray Romano: Nothing Like a Peabody Award to Put Things in Perspective

Ray Romano definitely knows what a George Foster Peabody Award is now. The co-executive producer and co-star of TNT’s "Men of a Certain Age" is the new owner of one of the prestigious golden statuettes, awarded Monday in New York…

May 27, 2011

Oprah: Great Job on the Finale. Now You Need Some Ants in Your Plants

Don’t know about you, but I was totally blown away by the elegance, grace and class of Oprah on her final syndicated show. Oprah talked about how the show, once it found its sea legs, became about empowering us, her…

May 26, 2011

Hey Oprah, the Scripts You Need Most to Be Reading Are Not About Putting You in a Broadway Play

[Editor's Note: This commentary first appeared on Jeff Grimshaw's The TV News, which can be found at www.thetvnews.tv, and we appreciate Jeff letting us reprint it.] I was privileged to run the PR Department at King World for almost a…

May 20, 2011

Live Blogging the End of the World

Hello everyone. Just a short note to alert you to the fact I am prepared to give up most of my R&R time tomorrow—Saturday—to blog for you live, here on TVWeek.com, various developments regarding tomorrow’s end of the world. I…

May 20, 2011

Guest Blog: Hey Comcast NBCUniversal, Appearances DO Matter

[Editor's Note: This is a guest blog by Norman Horowitz. Norman started in the TV business in 1956, when he was 24. He has been president of Worldwide Distribution for Columbia Pictures TV (Screen Gems); president of Polygram Television; and president...

May 16, 2011

The Lakers’ Andrew Bynum Needs to Be Reined In NOW, Before His Lethal Attacks With His Right Elbow Cause a Career-Ending Injury to Another Player; Here’s Video of Several Incidents

As a basketball fan, let alone as a life-long Lakers fan, I am deeply disturbed by the flagrant fouls of Andrew Bynum with his lethal elbow, and his lack of remorse. Please witness the following. First, from two years ago,…

May 10, 2011

ABC Blew an Opportunity When It Announced It Was Killing ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’

[Editor's Note: This is the first entry from a new TVWeek Open Mic blogger, Arthur Sando. Sando is a public relations/corporate communications specialist who has worked with some of the most dynamic individuals and companies in the TV industry, most notably Ted...

May 4, 2011

How the Killing of Osama bin Laden Mirrored a Popular TV Show

There couldn’t have been a more apropos blending of fact and fiction on Sunday night as the astonishing news broke that U.S. Special Forces had assassinated Osama bin Laden nearly 10 years after the devastating attacks he ordered on Sept….

May 3, 2011