Special Reports

NAB Equipment Survey

Television station engineers attending the National Association of Broadcasters convention this week in Las Vegas will be single-minded in their shopping mission: They want to save lots of money.

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The Cable Show

Like most conventions this year, Cable Show ’09 is bracing for a big drop in attendance. Plus: TelevisionWeek’s 2009 Cable Executive of the Year, National Cable & Telecommunications Association President-CEO Kyle McSlarrow, and the Vanguard Awards.

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Winter Critics Poll

TelevisionWeek's semiannual Critics Poll.

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Unanswered Questions

For television, there seem to be more questions than answers as 2008 comes to a close: How many industry pros will lose their jobs? How long will the recession last? How badly will the advertising market that is TV’s lifeblood falter? In the midst of this maelstrom, the TelevisionWeek staff endeavored to analyze the zeitgeist with bite-sized queries that are easily digestible. And while not every question will light the right path to take in 2009, they may make 2008 more comprehensible

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Poised to Leap: TV News Talent

Drawing up an unassailable list of the next generation of television news stars is a near-impossible and inherently suspect task, if only because the prescribed length of the list forces difficult choices. TelevisionWeek talked to network talent executives, agents and savvy viewers who are, first and foremost, news junkies. No one was in contention for the list without having been mentioned, unbidden, more than once, or without having provoked easy assent from the news junkies when mentioned as a contender.

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Music Programming

A look at the networks and shows that music lovers love.

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Women in Television: 2008

TelevisionWeek surveyed the industry to identify the women who have made a difference in the last year. In front of the camera, behind the camera and in the executive suites, the 30 women recognized in this inaugural special report established themselves as
powers to be reckoned with.

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Newspro

TV news professionals turn to Newspro.

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Masters of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror

Since television’s infancy, its capacity to tell stories that stretch the bounds of reality has made it an incubator for science fiction, fantasy and horror programming. TelevisionWeek has surveyed the broadcast, cable and syndication landscape to identify the leaders whose current projects and track records make them Masters of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror.

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Real Power

Over the past decade, reality TV has exploded and expanded to the point where nobody in the industry dares ask anymore whether the genre is a passing fad. It’s here to stay. Unscripted television has been around long enough to support its very own set of established players—forces in the business who create, produce, buy and sell thousands of hours of programming each year. The genre is so massive now that it wouldn’t take much to whip together a list of 50, or even 100, people who possess a modicum of power in the biz. TelevisionWeek, however, has chosen to focus on reality’s elite: The 15 people who have Real Power.

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Sports in 2008

TelevisionWeek looks at sports programming's strong year.

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The Hot List 2008

TelevisionWeek is proud to present its Hot List for 2008—10 people who have been making things happen in the industry and who, at age 35 or younger, can be expected to continue making their presence felt in the years to come. This year we also announce our inaugural "On the Horizon" list—five additional players who came close to making the Hot List and who might be in the running again next year. All in all, it's another diverse bunch, as chosen by TelevisionWeek's editors and reporters. These rising stars represent the burgeoning digital side of the business as well as the traditional broadcast, cable and syndication outlets, with job descriptions ranging from agent to showrunner to development exec to on-air talent. In this special report, we spotlight the achievements of these key industry figures and take a look at what they might have in mind for the future. We also revisit with members of the 2007 Hot List and learn what they have been up to since.

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Critics Poll Summer 2008

TelevisionWeek's semiannual Critics Poll.

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Focus on Discovery

TelevisionWeek looks at Discovery’s programming bets, ratings, and revenue.

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Regis Philbin

The word “icon” was created for Regis Philbin. The Emmy-winning co-host of syndicated morning show “Live With Regis and Kelly” is the king of daytime, attracting 4 million viewers each morning, and a prime-time prince who is drawing nearly 10 million viewers to CBS’ summer run of “Million Dollar Password,” which he hosts. TelevisionWeek National Editor Michele Greppi, who became addicted to host chat and Mr. Philbin in 1988 when “Live” went into national syndication, recently talked to the man himself, as well as the men and women who have played key roles in his life and career.

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Promax Awards

TelevisionWeek looks at the Marketing Maverick Award Honorees at this year's Promax Awards.

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Tim Russert: Reflections

TelevisionWeek reflects on the life and times of Tim Russert.

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Eye on the Emmys

TelevisionWeek investigates the familiar and new faces that might be seen at the 2008 Emmy Awards.

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60 Years of Cable

TelevisionWeek looks back on the past decades and the amazing changes the television industry has undergone.

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D.C. Talkers

TelevisionWeek's annual report card on the performance of politicians and officials who populate the Sunday morning newsmaker shows that are must-see TV inside the Washington, D.C., Beltway and within politically attuned circles throughout the country.

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NCTA Preview

TelevisionWeek reports on the 2008 Annual Conference of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association in New Orleans.

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Promax/BDA 2007

Media marketers' at the Promax/BDA conference are eager to know who, exactly, will take over as president of the organization and drive it into the future.

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National Association of Hispanic Journalists 25th Anniversary


NAHJ 2007 will convene in the midst of great flux in the industry, with the demise of Knight Ridder and other media consolidations and buyouts.

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Emmy Nominations Spotlight

TelevisionWeek examines this year's potential nominees, with the prime time TV Awards offering a mix of usual suspects and surprising newcomers.

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Peabody Awards 2007

War is a common thread between the news pieces selected among the 35 winners.

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Barbara York

TelevisionWeek names Barbara York, NCTA's behind-the-scenes industry dynamo, as its Cable Executive of the Year 2007.

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MI6

MI6 is the second annual conference for game marketers, and is held in May 2007.

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