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NEXT GOP DEBATE: WILL TRUMP FIRE THEM ALL?

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With some commentators noting that it bears a striking resemblance to The Apprentice, the next Republican presidential primary debate will be moderated by Donald Trump and air on ION Television on December 27. Many of the contenders have been courting Trump for an endorsement, and it was not clear whether the debate would wind up […]

TRUMP SAYS APPRENTICE COOLER THAN PRESIDENCY

June 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday night that he decided not to seek the Republican presidential nomination because, under the FCC’s Equal Time rule, he would be unable to continue as host of NBC’s The Apprentice. “I had NBC calling me,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity, “And, you know, having a hit show is cool […]

ANTI-TRUMP FILM WINS AWARD; TRUMP FIRES BACK

June 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A documentary describing the efforts of local citizens living near Aberdeen, Scotland to halt Donald Trump’s plans to build a $1 billion luxury development and “the world’s best golf course” in the Scottish countryside has won the Green Award at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011, an international documentary film festival. In presenting the award to Scottish […]

UP FRONT AT THE UPFRONTS

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It is that time of year when the networks unveil their plans for the coming season to advertisers in hopes that they’ll be impressed enough with many to buy a schedule of commercials in them in advance (or “upfront”). NBC, the lowest rated network, was first out of the gate and is likely to be […]

TWITTER SCOOPS TV ON BIN LADEN DEATH

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On Sunday, a day when broadcast and cable news operations are notoriously lean and lacking, it was Twitter that initially spread the word that Osama bin Laden had been killed during a 40-minute military operation at his secret residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The Twitter frontier was ablaze with the news more than an hour before […]

TRUMP GETS DUMPED

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Clearly Donald Trump has seen better weekends. Skewered mercilessly by President Obama and Saturday Night Live comic Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, Trump saw the final minutes of his Celebrity Apprentice preempted on Sunday by NBC News coverage of the attack in Pakistan that resulted in the death of Osama […]

TRUMP MAY BE CLOSING IN ON A PRESIDENTIAL RUN

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Donald Trump may use the season finale of Celebrity Apprentice on May 22 to promote his presidential ambitions and is considering how to do so without running afoul of the FCC’s Equal Time rule. In an interview with today’s (Friday) New York Times, Trump said “I believe I can say I will be announcing my […]

KING’S RATINGS SURGE ON FINALE

December 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For one last time CNN’s Larry King Live was back where it once was as the most-watched cable news show in its time period Thursday night. The finale edged out Hannity on Fox News 2.25 million to 2.24 million. The margin of victory may have been statistically insignificant, but it looked good in the news […]

SHATNER’S RATINGS BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE $#!?

October 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Producers of CBS’s $#!? My Dad Says probably said that about Thursday night’s ratings for the show. According to overnight Nielsen’s the show, which stars William Shatner, drew 9.78 million viewers, after launching three weeks ago with 12.58 million and dropping to 10.43 million last week. Nevertheless, the show remained in first place in its […]

THEORY SETS OFF A BIG BANG ON THURSDAYS

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s dicey decision to move its hit Monday-night comedy The Big Bang Theory from Monday night to Thursday has turned out to have been a wise one. In its second week in the 8:00 p.m. time period, Theory captured 12.97 million viewers and was also tops among adults 18-49. At 8:30 $#!? My Dad Says […]

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