After the coffee. Before freezing my you-know-what off!
The Skinny: I'm in D.C. for Thanksgiving, and it's cold and wet here. But that's not nearly as bad as watching the Redskins lose on East Coast time. At least on the West Coast I don't have to stay up until midnight to feel humiliated. But enough whining. Today's Fix includes a look at MAVTV, a cable channel launched by Lucas Oil. Also, more thoughts (including mine) on
Daily Dose: All the talk about
Looking to break free from the pack. Looking for a way to reach potential customers, Lucas Oil decided that it might be smarter to own a TV channel rather than advertise on one. The company launched MAVTV, which is aimed at racing aficionados. The network is nearing 30 million homes and figures it needs to get to 50 million to have a shot at making money. The Los Angeles Times looks at what's driving Lucas Oil's desire to be a TV programmer.
New gig. It's official. Katie Couric has signed up with Yahoo to be its "global news anchor." Because it is Katie Couric and Yahoo, the media see this as some kind of seismic shift in the industry. Maybe. Or maybe this is just the latest attempt by Couric to revitalize a career that has foundered since she quit
What a bargain!
Bring back Brian.
The last Nikki Finke story you'll need to read. I'm as tired of writing about journalist Nikki Finke and her fights with Deadline Hollywood owner Jay Penske as you are reading about them. But New York magazine actually has a very good deep dive into the Finke-Penske relationship that is worth a look. And hey, there's even an old picture of Finke in a bathing suit! Hopefully this will put the nail into the coffin on this topic, at least until next week.
Inside the Los Angeles Times:
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