TV

Last Night's Letterman Was a Slap In the Face to the News Cycle
October 17, 2013

Why Congress shouldn't pass bills late at night: The comedians are left with dated material

This Is Not the Alec Baldwin We Know and Love
The surreal seriousness of his new MSNBC show, 'Up Late"
October 14, 2013

The set of Alec Baldwin’s new MSNBC talk show “Up Late,” which premiered Friday night, is a wood-paneled diner with green leather booths and an image of the New York skyline twinkling through a fake window.

Jon Stewart Was Made for Shutdown Jokes
October 10, 2013

Covering the shutdown may have diminishing returns for journalists, but for comedians it has provided seemingly endless grist.

Megyn Kelly's New Fox Show is Surprisingly Boring
October 08, 2013

Monday marked the first night of Megyn Kelly's Fox News Channel program, "The Kelly File," which aired at 9 p.m. in Sean Hannity's old slot.

'Homeland' Episode Two: A Former CIA Agent Assesses
October 06, 2013

CIA directors don’t have time to roll up their sleeves and walk around the building says our Homeland expert, former CIA Agent Robert Baer.

Michael Bloomberg Wants Tweens to Feel Pretty? He Should Start With Bloomberg TV's Anchors.
October 03, 2013

In what may be one of his last hurrahs as mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg on Monday unveiled a campaign that aims to bolster young girls’ self-esteem by telling them they’re beautiful the way they are.

Why Are Critics So Squeamish About Rebel Wilson's Weight?
October 03, 2013

In one scene from Rebel Wilson’s sitcom “Super Fun Night,” which premiered last night on ABC, Wilson’s character—an attorney named Kimmie Boubier—careens screaming down the hallway as if fleeing a fire. “What’s the rush?” a colleague asks her.

Last Night's Breaking Bad Finale Was Perfect
September 30, 2013

Everything happened as it should on last night’s “Breaking Bad” finale.

'Masters of Sex' Is The Best New Drama on TV
September 30, 2013

There’s a scene toward the end of the first episode of Showtime’s new drama “Masters of Sex” in which two test subjects embrace on a bed in a hospital laboratory. Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson, the real-life sex researchers from St.

How Accurate Was the 'Homeland' Premiere? A Former CIA Agent Weighs In
September 29, 2013

Robert Baer is a former CIA case officer who served everywhere from Iraq to the former Soviet Union.

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