As innovator CNN marks 30 years on the air, Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the development of cable news and the future of the media with a reporter who covers television and a former CNN manager. Continue reading
NBC’s television drama “Friday Night Lights,” shows football as the raison d’etre for the small, fictional community of Dillon, Tx., but its residents also learn that life is about much more than touchdowns.
The “Public Broadcasting Service”:http://video.pbs.org/feature/149/ — our home — has a long tradition of showcasing the arts. But it’s also true that programs featuring performances and exhibitions are not as pervasive and prominent on the nightly schedule as in the past.
After decades as a popular talk show host, Oprah Winfrey will end her daytime program to concentrate on a new cable channel. Jeffrey Brown examines Winfrey’s mark on the media landscape. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown examines the impact of television and radio talk show hosts and how they affect the way Americans think about politics. Continue reading