Ed McMahon, television’s most famous late-night sidekick, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. The cause has not been released, though a friend reported he had been suffering from bone cancer, as well as other illnesses, for the last few years. He was 86.
Analysts examine the road to digital television conversion and assess the successes and drawbacks involved in the change. Continue reading
As NBC’s Jay Leno prepares to pass “Tonight Show” hosting duties to Conan O’Brien and launch a new talk show, a newspaper television critic mulls the future landscape of late night television. Continue reading
Susan Boyle, a singing contestant on the U.K. reality show “Britain’s Got Talent,” became an unlikely Internet sensation this week. ITN’s ITV news correspondent Phil Reay-Smith examines Boyle’s appeal. Continue reading
Congress passed a bill Wednesday delaying the transition from analog to digital television until June to give Americans more time to prepare for the switch. A reporter gives an update. Continue reading
In his first extensive post-inaugural interview, President Obama assured Muslims that America was not an enemy. Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief of Al Arabiya, discusses the Middle East’s reaction to the Al-Arabiya interview and Obama’s challenges ahead in the region. Continue reading
The impending switch to digital TV has caused confusion in some households and prompted Congress to consider delaying the switchover even further over concerns that the message has not yet reached some important groups. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading