Open Mic

Dan Rather, JFK, Edward R. Murrow and the Business of TV News, Part 3: Is a Dream a Lie If It Don’t Come True or Is It Something Worse?

[Today's entry is the final part of our series that we began last Friday. It ends as it began, with Dan Rather. We started our longish -- yet still abbreviated -- journey through the history of CBS News with documentaries...

Nov 26, 2013

Dan Rather, JFK, Edward R. Murrow and the Business of TV News, Part 2: Is a Dream a Lie If It Don’t Come True, or Is It Something Worse?

[In part 1 of this piece, posted last Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, we spoke about the bad blood that continues between Dan Rather and CBS News. This led into a discussion about the sometimes very contentious relationship between CBS corporate...

Nov 25, 2013

Dan Rather, JFK, Edward R. Murrow and the Business of TV News, Part 1: Is a Dream a Lie If It Don’t Come True or Is It Something Worse?

Dan Rather is still clearly upset that he was fired from CBS News after working there for 44 years, and there remains bad blood between him and the network. Most recently he’s pissed that CBS didn’t mention him in the…

Nov 22, 2013

A Conversation With Daytime TV Powerhouse Queen Latifah

Just two months out of the gate and in the midst of her first November sweeps, Queen Latifah is more than holding her own with her eponymous syndicated daytime talker. It’s a competitive landscape with rivals including Bethenny Frankel, Ellen…

Nov 19, 2013

PBS Serves Up a Riveting Take on Legendary Guitar Player Jimi Hendrix

From the very first notes of "Wild Thing" electrifying the crowd at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 Jimi Hendrix fans will be riveted by a new two-hour "American Masters" documentary, "Jimi Hendrix — Hear My Train a Comin’," premiering…

Nov 5, 2013