World / Politics Jan 31, 2014

Russia's top independent TV targeted

Prosecutors on Thursday opened an inquiry into Russia's top independent TV station over a poll that asked a question about a sensitive aspect of World War II. The controversy over the Dozhd station reflects the challenges faced by the few media outlets outside the Kremlin ...

China roused by the 'rich scent' of BBC's 'Sherlock'

Entertainment News Jan 19, 2014

China roused by the 'rich scent' of BBC's 'Sherlock'

Zhou Yeling dragged herself out of bed at 5 a.m. for a long-awaited date with her favorite Englishman — Sherlock Holmes. Zhou, 19, watched the third season premiere of the BBC's "Sherlock" on Jan. 2 on the British broadcaster's website. Two hours later, the episode ...

Kids should cut time spent online: experts

World / Science & Health | FOCUS Oct 29, 2013

Kids should cut time spent online: experts

Parents should limit kids' tweeting and texting and keep smartphones and laptops out of bedrooms, a pediatricians group says. The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and laughs from many teens but the influential American Academy of Pediatrics says parents need to know that unrestricted ...

How television seduced the world — and me

World Sep 13, 2013

How television seduced the world — and me

by Andrew Anthony

Like most people my age — 51 — my childhood was in black and white. That's because my memory of childhood is in black and white, and that's because television in the 1960s (and most photography) was black and white. All the TV programs ...

Business / Tech Jul 25, 2013

Fox loses second ad-skipping battle

A U.S. federal court decision Wednesday gave fresh support to a new technology that helps consumers avoid a basic irritant of television viewing — the commercial. Dish's Hopper service, which automatically removes ads before consumers view recorded shows, is the latest technology to worry broadcasters. These ...

Leno to leave 'Tonight Show' in spring 2014

Entertainment News Apr 5, 2013

Leno to leave 'Tonight Show' in spring 2014

For the second time in about four years, Jay Leno is stepping down from NBC's iconic late-night franchise "The Tonight Show." This time, he'll exit in spring 2014 to make way for "Late Night" star Jimmy Fallon. Fallon will take over sometime after that, the ...

Puppy Bowl grows in leaps, bounds

National / Media Feb 4, 2013

Puppy Bowl grows in leaps, bounds

by Maura Judkis

When reporters from The New Yorker, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Good Morning America," The Associated Press and The Washington Post, have all converged upon one event, it must be important. An appearance by the president. A press conference about dignified matters, with ...

Fujiwara chases a scoop in news-themed thriller

Culture Jan 17, 2013

Fujiwara chases a scoop in news-themed thriller

by Tomohiro Osaki

There aren't many celebrities who would make good journalists, but something tells me Norika Fujiwara is one. She's well-traveled, socially active and not constrained by the mechanisms of public-relations strategies. In the new WOWOW mini-series "Onna to Otoko no Nettai" (which is rendered in English ...