After the coffee. Before getting ready for the summer news slowdown.
The Skinny: "Homeland" producers should watch FX's "The Americans" to see how you make a compelling show that ends stories and creates new ones while being true to itself and its characters. The finale of "Modern Family" was also cute, although as usual my DVR cut off the last scene. Thursday's headlines include protests at
Daily Dose: The week after upfronts and before
Singing songs and they're carrying signs. Cable giant Comcast Corp.'s annual meeting in Philadelphia on Wednesday turned into protest central. As executives touted the company's cable and broadband offerings, and the deal to buy
The story's not over yet. The parents of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed by a train during the filming of a scene for the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider," have filed a wrongful death suit against the movie's producers. Also named in the suit is the CSX rail line and Allman, who has an executive producer credit on the film. Details from the Los Angeles Times and New York Times.
The swing vote. With many big issues to debate, including Net neutrality, Comcast's Time Warner Cable purchase and
Are there free hot dogs for life with the gig? Disney Chief Bob Iger is a dream candidate to succeed Major League Baseball Commissioner
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Mary McNamara on Fox's new drama "Gang Related."