Call it #NBCfail if you want to, but the combined networks of NBC Universal managed to turn the London 2012 Olympics into the most-watched event in television history, according to the number-crunchers at the Nielsen Company.
Conventional webmaster wisdom holds that changing the name of a website leads to a drop in its popularity.
Current TV's co-founders, including former Vice President Al Gore, announced Friday that the network has ousted its highest-profile on-air personality, Keith Olbermann.
Congress is attempting to eviscerate women's health care. Like many women across America, I am outraged.
NBC and parent company Comcast are "morally culpable" for paying to air a documentary with inside access to Dr. Conrad Murray, the executors of Michael Jackson's estate said in a letter to the broadcast company Wednesday.
Postal worker unions organized 492 rallies across the nation on Tuesday afternoon intended to convince lawmakers to save the U.S. Postal Service, without layoffs and cutbacks.
As the United States commemorates a decade since one of the most tragic days in its history, there will be plenty of television programming to mark the occasion.
The president speaks to reporters after House Speaker John Boehner abandons deficit reduction talks.
The phone-hacking scandal began two years ago as a lonely newspaper crusade in London, but when Rupert Murdoch testified Tuesday before British lawmakers, the story undeniably took the world by its ear with coverage spanning from Al Jazeera to Brazil to China, media experts said.
If you're the kind of parent who allows your 5-year-old to run rampant in public places like restaurants, I have what could be some rather disturbing news for you.
LZ Granderson discusses why he thinks parents need to control their kids and not let their wishes become top priority.
The MSNBC news network suspended political analyst Mark Halperin on Thursday after the Time magazine columnist used a four-letter insult to describe President Barack Obama.
Nearly five months after signing off from MSNBC, left-wing news personality Keith Olbermann returned to the airwaves Monday with the relaunch of his signature "Countdown" show on Current TV.
How would going through a near-death experience change you? It's one of those questions that few of us ever ponder or could ever answer until, heaven forbid, it happens.
The popular website ChannelSurfing.net has been shut down and its owner charged with distributing pirated TV shows, first-run movies, and sporting events protected under copyright laws.
Political reporters are like market researchers -- always looking for the next big thing.
Keith Olbermann and MSNBC have have parted ways, the host announced on air Friday.
After eight years together, MSNBC and Keith Olbermann are parting ways.
As a second-generation caterer, I would ordinarily be peacock proud and hyena happy about the prospects of anyone getting married. Yet when I saw the obese coverage around the wedding announcement of Britain's Prince William and his fiancée, Kate Middleton, I felt it was sickening to watch.
MSNBC prime-time host Keith Olbermann was back on the air Tuesday night after missing a couple of nights of work for violating the ethics policy of the cable network.
CNN's Howard Kurtz asks journalists for their opinion on the MSNBC Keith Olbermann suspension.
MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay over donations to 3 Democrats. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
The controversy surrounding MSNBC's suspension of prime-time host Keith Olbermann had journalists chiming in with opinions Sunday as the issue took center stage on CNN's "Reliable Sources."
Prime-time host Keith Olbermann, who was suspended for violating the ethics policy of his employer, will be back on air Tuesday night, the president of MSNBC said Sunday.
Below is an excerpt from Soledad O'Brien's memoir "The Next Big Story," published November 2 by Penguin Books. The story begins in 2006, just after she has obtained exclusive access to Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers and has reported on them for CNN's American Morning.
The Democratic National Committee has launched a new website where anyone can upload videos. Call this the political YouTube.
"What would people most like to see in 3-D? Probably a naked lady."
More Americans get their news from the Internet than from newspapers or radio, and three-fourths say they hear of news via e-mail or updates on social media sites, according to a new report.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Each morning here at 7:30, inside a compound at the International Broadcasting Center roughly the size of Belarus, NBC Olympics Chairman Dick Ebersol gathers a small flock of his key lieutenants to discuss contingency plans and every possible scenario for that day's coverage. Along with everything else on the agenda for the tired executives and producers, Ebserol preaches one mantra:
VANCOUVER -- In a backhanded slap to hockey fans and one of its own sports properties, NBC has offloaded the United States-Canada men's Olympic hockey match to MSNBC, insuring that all those NHL players the network features on many winter Sundays will be watched by an audience of cable subscribers and committed liberals.
The former president complained of chest pains - and was rushed to a New York hospital Thursday
I asked a knowledgeable environmentalist earlier this week: "How big a story is the CRU scandal in your community?"
As social media becomes the latest branding strategy, networking technique, job seeking tool and recruitment vehicle, it's also becoming the latest way for people to get job offers rescinded, reprimanded at work and even fired.
The biggest point gain in history could be the sign of a turnaround -- or of more wild swings ahead
Here's a holiday travel forecast you probably won't read anywhere else: look for lower prices on everything from airfares to hotel room rates, smaller crowds and a more pleasant overall experience.
A charter member of the Air America team, she's a non-bullying lefty who's finally getting her chance in prime time
Those of us who toil in journalism's toy department do so under orders never to breach The Firewall. As a sportswriter, we are told, you must never allow your politics to seep into your prose. Readers come to us seeking respite and escape; surcease from the cares of the world. So it simply won't do to cause them discomfort by bringing up the policies and peccadilloes, the wide stances and extramarital romances of our elected officials. Passages on politics, favoring either red or blue, will be deleted by pencils red and blue. Lions and Bears, yes. Donkeys and elephants, no.
Oh, the terrible things we come home to from vacation.
What's the fastest way to board a plane?
Still reeling from Tim Russert's death, NBC News must now contemplate replacing the man with many different roles
For just shy of one month way back in 1995, the Walt Disney Company was poised to become the world's biggest media company after announcing it was buying ABC/Capital Cities. But mere weeks later, Time Warner announced it was buying Turner Broadcasting, putting itself back into the lead dog position among the media pack as measured by revenue, a position it held through its wayward combination with America Online and up to this week.
He's being released from the hospital and will travel to the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport
Your cruise ship may not be seaworthy. Your airline isn't responsible for your checked luggage and if something's stolen from your room, good luck getting the hotel to cover your losses.
She's faced the glare of public life since she was a girl, but Chelsea Clinton must contend with renewed press scrutiny as she increasingly assumes a role in her mother's campaign for president.
CNN's Frank Sesno looks at Chelsea Clinton's role in her mother's presidential campaign.
A distasteful comment about Chelsea Clinton by an MSNBC anchor could imperil Sen. Hillary Clinton's participation in future presidential debates on the network, a Clinton spokesman said.
In search of the perfect caucus, Joel Stein joined Iowans in their bead-throwing, rule-morphing festival
They cheated, stole, scammed and assaulted. They lied, got arrested, used illegal drugs and committed lewd acts.
Her proposed talk-show deal with MSNBC may have fallen through, but life remains, well, rosy for Rosie O'Donnell.
This is "Green Week" at NBC Universal, a seven-day revelry of environment-themed content spread across the company's various TV channels and other properties. The 150 hours of programming - integrated into everything from news and sports to soaps and entertainment - is certainly a first for a major media company.
Rosie O'Donnell's TV comeback is over before it began. The former host of The View admits on her blog, Rosie.com, that her loose lips lead to the cancellation of negotiations for her own MSNBC show.
Rosie O'Donnell is in talks to return to television, The New York Times reports.
Sen. Larry Craig filed an appeal Monday in his continued legal fight stemming from a bathroom sex sting this summer.
Sen. Larry Craig appealed a judge's decision, that he could not withdraw a guilty plea stemming from a sex sting.
Wilmer Valderrama is one of Hollywood's hottest young bachelors, but he also has a domestic side - he's a serious cook.
When it comes to consumer recalls, do we care more about our pets than our children?
Don Imus is being sued for libel, slander and defamation by a member of the Rutgers Women's Basketball team for the derogatory remarks that ended up costing the shock jock his job in April, ABC News reports.
U.S. broadcaster CBS has settled its termination dispute with fired radio shock jock Don Imus, the company said Tuesday, a possible step toward Imus going to work for a rival broadcaster.
Last week SI writer Richard Deitsch interviewed MSNBC host Keith Olbermann for the magazine's Q&A. The broadcaster is joining NBC's Football Night in America this fall. Here are additional excerpts from their conversation:
Cho Seung-Hui said Monday's massacre on the Virginia Tech campus could have been avoided and said "you forced me into a corner," in a videotaped message he mailed to NBC News.
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CBS has canceled Don Imus' radio show, effective immediately, after an uproar over his racist and sexist comments about Rutgers women's basketball team.
Companies including Procter & Gamble, Staples, GM and Sprint are pulling advertisements from Don Imus' show due to the shock jock's on-air racial slur about the Rutgers University women's basketball team.
MSNBC has canceled its "Imus in the Morning" simulcast, the network announced Wednesday.
Don Imus has gotten himself into trouble numerous times during nearly four decades on the radio.
MSNBC and CBS Radio are suspending Don Imus for two weeks after the radio host described the Rutgers University women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos," the networks said Monday.
MSNBC and CBS have decided to suspend Don Imus for two weeks following his reference last week to members of the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos."
CBS News has become the latest network to shake up management of its evening news broadcast, bringing in a new producer to try to turn around disappointing ratings, according to a published report.
Righteous indignation is exhausting in a movie -- maybe not for the indignant, but certainly for the unsuspecting moviegoing bystander in the path of all that onrushing rectitude.
The sheer pleasure of getting lessons in etiquette from Karl Rove and the right-wing media passeth all understanding.
For those at the fast end of the food chain, life gets more pressured and complicated every day. Phones ring. Messages pile up. Entire coming months hover in the mind, reeking with incident and thr...
For those at the fast end of the food chain, life gets more pressured and complicated every day.
We all awoke to headlines in our nation's most important newspapers reminding us that this is "A Day Without Immigrants." Not illegal immigrants, mind you, but immigrants.
Victims of Hurricane Katrina will be getting a little help from celebrities.
NBC Universal is looking at creating a position of czar of its news division and is talking to some top media executives about the possible post, according to a published report.
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The package claims that the three-disc set includes ''Our National Anthem sung in 4-correspondent harmony.''
NBC is considering putting its broadcast news division and its cable channels CNBC and MSNBC under one roof and basing the operation in New Jersey, according to a report Thursday.
Microsoft and General Electric's NBC Universal unit are in talks that could result in GE buying out the software company's stake in MSNBC cable news network, according to a published report.
One federal air marshal has been fired, at least one has resigned and several others have been disciplined in the past two years for disclosing sensitive information to the media or on public Web sites, according to a report released Tuesday.
It seems everyone got the memo.
In hindsight, NBC Universal's big bet on the Athens Olympics isn't looking so risky after all.
The road less traveled is a lot of fun, but taking any path to a new destination will do just fine, says Megan McCormick.
The May 12 announcement that the NBC/Vivendi Universal Entertainment merger is final marks a historic shift: The Peacock is moving away from its network roots. NBC CEO Bob Wright forecasts a shift ...
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Let's consider a few fun stats. First, broadband has reached nearly 39 percent of all Internet-connected households and is expected to be in 79 percent in five years. Next, research firm In-Stat/MD...
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Any avid reader of the business press has seen endless variations on this tired theme: Internet business is dead. It was all a dot-con, and it dot-bombed.
'Tis not the season for timidity. Loudmouth Chris Matthews muscles a new contract to keep his show Hardball on MSNBC through 2009; Washington Post writers pull bylines to protest a contract offer; ...
Ah, the laments that have been lamented for the broadcast television networks. They were going to be nibbled to death by cable. They were going to be obsoleted by interactivity. They would be swept...
We should have seen it coming. There is no business model--repeat, no business model--today that supports the creation of original, professional content for the Internet. This doesn't mean that Int...
In the most recent string of newspaper acquisitions, Central Newspapers, owner of The Arizona Republic and The Indianapolis Star, was bought by newspaper giant Gannett Co. for $2.6 billion. Thus en...
Bob Wright is experiencing technical difficulties. Because his job as president and CEO of NBC requires him to watch a lot of television, he has one VCR in his office, one in his car, and another i...
Peter Neupert, CEO of drugstore.com, launched his new online business in February. Before that, he headed Microsoft's efforts to launch MSNBC and the online magazine Slate. Here are some of his fav...
By most standards SportsLine USA is a new-media success story. It's the second most popular sports site on the Internet, behind ESPN. It benefits from a valuable alliance with CBS Sports. Its ad re...
These are eventful times for television news, and we're not talking about impeachment or air attacks on Iraq. Take CBS News, the place where broadcast news was invented--and where its future is now...
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In a good week, NBC sells $100 million of TV advertising. That's more than Yahoo has sold so far this year and about four times what MSNBC.com has sold since its launch two years ago--evidence that...
Who wants a boring stock market? Not CNBC. When the Dow goes wild, more viewers tune in. June's tumultuous action was no exception. Powered by its Wall Street coverage, the nine-year-old cable netw...