Open Mic

Gracies Honor Best Media Work of the Past Year in the ‘Fempire’

The “fempire.” It’s a term we first heard Fox’s Kevin Reilly use at the network’s recent upfront presentation in New York, and it applies perfectly to the overarching theme of the 37th Annual Gracie Awards, handed out at a Beverly…

May 30, 2012

Talented, Likable Syndication Veteran Jim Paratore, 58, Dies. He Championed Ellen DeGeneres, TMZ and ‘The Bachelor’

Like so many others in Hollywood and at TV stations around the country, I was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Jim Paratore yesterday, May 29, 2012, apparently due to a heart attack while on a bicycling…

May 30, 2012

In the Way It Revealed That Jim Parsons of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Is Gay, The New York Times Violated Journalism 101 and Did a Disservice to Its Readers

I’m not sure what they were thinking at The New York Times in the way they revealed this week that Jim Parsons, star of the most popular sitcom on TV, “The Big Bang Theory," is gay. Here’s what we do…

May 25, 2012

Latino Television Arrives as an Upfront Player — and a New Player Arrives in Latino TV

Last week’s television upfronts in New York featured a distinct Latin flavor for the first time — and marked a coming-out party of sorts for a new player in the Latino TV marketplace, MundoFox. Univision and Telemundo have long joined…

May 23, 2012

NBC News Production Adds Resonance to Events Surrounding the Killing of Osama bin Laden

“Inside the Situation Room,” which aired this week on NBC’s "Rock Center," was as dramatic as any television procedural — but it was with otherwise incomparable resonance that the NBC News program chronicled what Barack Obama called “the most important…

May 4, 2012