Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Has TV’s ‘Vast Wasteland’ Improved in 55 Years?

Fifty-five years ago this week, the then head of the FCC described television as a 'vast wasteland' and challenged broadcasters to do something about it. On May 9, 1961, Newton N. Minow gave his first speech as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, telling a meeting of the...

Remembering Marc Breslow

I believe it's a safe guess on my part that only a narrow splinter of this blog's audience will ever even have heard of Marc Breslow. But to the small group of people who recognize the name, he was a revered man in his field and responsible for setting the...

CBS Renews Its Entire Daytime Lineup

Weeks after NBC renewed its only soap, CBS has gone one step further, announcing that it’s renewing its entire daytime lineup for the 2013-2014 season. Sort of. One of its shows, The Young and the Restless, already received a multi-season renewal that spans into next season. ‘Y&R’ is currently daytime’s number...
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