The Deterioration and Death of Old Media

Headline News Network is shuttering after four decades.

Bill Plante, 1938-2022

The veteran newsman is gone at 84.

Willard Scott, 1934-2021

America’s weatherman is gone. Sadly, he did not make it to 100.

SNL Does Trump-Biden Debate

A parody of a joke.

Chris Matthews Retires

The longtime talking head is the latest poster boy for #MeToo. And mandatory retirement.

Presidential Generations

We’re going to make history one way or another in November.

Jim Lehrer, 1934-2020

A legendary newsman has passed.

The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, Thirty Years Later

Thirty years ago today, history took off in a brand new direction.

Brian Williams Will Stay At NBC, But Won’t Anchor Nightly News

Brian Williams will apparently stay at NBC News notwithstanding last year’s scandal, but he won’t be anchoring the network’s marquee newscast.

Brian Williams and the Pressures of War Correspondents

There’s no excuse for the former NBC anchor’s lies. But there are reasons.

Sunday Morning Talk Shows Are The Dinosaurs Of Political Media

Who watches Sunday morning talk shows anymore?

Garrick Utley Dead at 74

Veteran newsman Garrick Utley has died from prostate cancer at the age of 74.

Tom Brokaw Disses Nerdprom

Tom Brokaw has some good criticisms of what the White House Correspondent’s Association Dinner has turned into.

Matt Lauer to Replace Alex Trebek on Jeopardy?

The New York Post reports that Today host Matt Lauer is the leading contender to replace Alex Trebek on Jeopardy.

Does Making Killers Famous Make More Killers?

Almost a decade ago, Roger Ebert wondered if making mass murderers famous doesn’t provide a perverse incentive.

Tom Brokaw Rushed to Hospital (UPDATE: He’s Fine)

Tom Brokaw was rushed to the hospital after feeling light-headed on “Morning Joe.”

Mitt Romney Would Like Everyone To Stop Talking About His Taxes And Business Record, Please

Mitt Romney is showing signs that the negative attacks from the Obama camp are getting to him.

Brokaw Objects To Romney Anti-Gingrich Ad with Old NBC Footage

Tom Brokaw isn’t happy with Mitt Romney’s latest ad, which use of a 1997 NBC news report on Newt Gingrich’s ethics.

The American Public Is Not SEAL Team Six

Last night’s State Of The Union Address contained another unfortunate example of the prevalence of militaristic rhetoric in domestic politics.

Don’t Judge The Libyan People For Killing Gaddafi

Should we be outraged over the manner in which Muammar Gaddafi died? I’m not losing any sleep over it.

War: The Missing Campaign Issue

Tom Brokaw notices something peculiar about the campaign debates: Nobody’s talking about Iraq or Afghanistan.

More Debate Reax

Beltway Traffic Jam

Dan Rather to Retire?

The End of Network News