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Goodbye Kim Jong Il, hello ’30 Rock’

Goodbye Kim Jong Il, hello ’30 Rock’

As we await the mid-year return of Tina Fey‘s “30 Rock,” the 5-minute new-season teaser posted below poses an interesting question: How will the show deal with the death of…

Lara Logan

Lara Logan

Those of us back in the US, covering whatever we cover, do so almost always under the cover of law. We may loose our jobs, or have an advertiser pull…

Bill O’Reilly to President Obama: “Does it disturb you that so many people hate you?”

Bill O’Reilly to President Obama: “Does it disturb you that so many people hate you?”

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly was relatively civil [by O’Reilly standards] to President Obama during his live 15-minute pre-game one-on-one. But O’Reilly can’t help himself — he was repetitively argumentative, stepping…

The Last DJ

The Last DJ

By Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Think about it.…

We don’t need a weatherman to know how the wind blows, but everyone needs shelter from the storm

We don’t need a weatherman to know how the wind blows, but everyone needs shelter from the storm

We’ve seen plenty of clips parodying “news”people who stand outside in stormy weather to capture the rain live at 5 (their mothers clearly did not teach their children well). Flip…

Jon Stewart on the Rachel Maddow Show, uncut

Jon Stewart on the Rachel Maddow Show, uncut

An intelligent conversation.…

A tax on business by campaigning pols

Here’s something you might not have considered: With candidates buying up so much TV and radio time, what’s left gets sold at a premium to a station’s regular clients. Iowa…

‘Fran and Jan’ in Portland

‘Fran and Jan’ in Portland

We can’t predict how the “Fran & Jan Show” will play once it rolls, but their clever promotional videos  portend a good start. In video-1, Fran (Francine Raften) and Jan (Janna Lopez) are…

Racist ads: What’s right, what’s wrong, what’s legally required

The radio commercials of US Senate candidate Glenn Miller, racist of Missouri, raise questions about the propriety of airing racially insulting and potentially incendiary material. KMBZ in Kansas City said…

Think different

Iowa marketing guru Michael Libbie’s post this morning intones, “Follow and get crushed” — don’t sell your stuff “the way everybody else in the world sells their stuff.” Earlier this…

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