Over the past five years, 3.8 million American homes have opted to cancel their cable subscription or not sign up at all. Continue reading
Over the past five years, more than three million American homes have canceled their cable subscriptions while plenty more have signed up for online streaming services to control when, where and how they watch their favorite shows. Now, some of the biggest players in television are looking beyond cable by offering services that bundle and stream programs without a cable or satellite hookup. NewsHour’s Jeff Greenfield reports. Continue reading
Following an unfavorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling that sided with TV networks, startup Internet company Aereo said Friday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Continue reading
John Oliver’s new comedy show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has probed, poked fun and raised serious questions about a variety of news topics, from India’s elections to Supreme Court decisions. Oliver sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss being a comedian and not a newscaster, plus how he chooses his material and becoming more American. Continue reading
Public health experts have long warned of a growing obesity epidemic in America. This week, the Institute of Medicine and others launched a major campaign in hopes of curbing the problem. Ray Suarez and Dr. Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health discuss the personal and public consequences of obesity. Continue reading
Lawrence Wright is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.” His documentary on the subject, “My Trip to al-Qaeda,” premieres on HBO next week.
A new HBO miniseries based on a Pulitzer-Prize winning biography by David McCullough aims to present an authentic portrayal of the life and times of America’s second president, John Adams. McCullough and actor Paul Giamatti, who plays Adams in the series, discuss the production. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown reports on the HBO series “The Wire,” which looks at the troubled streets of Baltimore through an unusual lens, and talks to creator David Simon about his attempt to break the traditional “cop show” genre. Continue reading