Tag: television

Who Cares Where The Programming Comes From. . .

(photo: Tina Fineberg/NYT) . . .as long as it's good.  I'm sure I'll come back to this quote from Josh Sapan of AMC Networks, who talked to the NY Times about the success of his network's hit show The Walking Dead. . . .but I don’t think the general public,...

/ March 10, 2013

How Not To Do New Media

Funny how the “old media” industries rush to absorb new upstarts.  Case in point is an article in today’s NY Times on David Lehre, who achieved success by directing his own comedy spots that were posted to YouTube.  Fox has signed him to a development deal.  Of course, the question...

/ February 11, 2007

“Roots” too racy for TV today?

Janet Jackson. Howard Stern. And “Roots”? Yes, it’s possible that the TV miniseries of the 1970s could be flagged for indecency if it ran today, because it shows “topless African American women and childbirth in its opening scenes,” according to an item in this week's Television Week. Hopefully, this tide...

/ April 23, 2004