| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:20 AM
After the coffee. Before heading into humid downtown D.C. for cable fun.
The Skinny: Made the mistake of standing still in a backyard in suburban D.C. on Sunday afternoon, and the mosquitoes ate me up. Lesson learned. I'll be drenched in Off next time....
| May 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The man considered to be the godfather of reality television is stepping down.
Mike Darnell, head of alternative entertainment for Fox Broadcasting, is leaving the network after almost two decades overseeing both the good — "American Idol" —...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:27 AM
After the coffee. Before getting through two upfronts in one day.
The Skinny: It's a beautiful day here in New York. Too bad I'll spend it indoors at the NBC and Fox upfronts, and then running in and out of Starbucks to steal their Wi-Fi to file blog...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:21 AM
News Corp. shareholders overwhelmingly approved measures to carve Rupert Murdoch's sprawling media empire into two separate publicly traded media companies.
The corporate split is on track to occur June 28, Murdoch announced Tuesday morning during a 23-...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 8:12 AM
After the coffee. Before yelling at someone.
The Skinny: Sorry we're a little late this morning. Technical difficulties were the issue and punishment will be delivered. Wednesday's roundup includes the return of Keith Olbermann to television and a...
| May 4, 2013
| 9:05 AM
William C. Cox Jr., the patriarch of the Bancroft clan that controlled Dow Jones & Co. for 105 years and sold it to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. in a decision sparking a family feud, died Wednesday at his home in Hobe Sound, Fla., according to his...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:07 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to persuade Netflix to make another season of "Men of a Certain Age."
The Skinny: So far I've gotten through seven episodes of "Arrested Development." Unlike others who powered through all 15 like a kid with a pizza in...
| May 14, 2013
| 9:23 AM
ESPN President John Skipper said Tuesday he isn’t too worried about proposed legislation from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that would allow consumers to pick what channels they want instead of buying a big package of networks.
| May 15, 2013
| 4:00 AM
News Corp. Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch has sold $25 million worth of News Corp. non-voting shares as the company's stock has soared in value.
Murdoch, the youngest son of media baron and News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before listening to another media investment conference.
The Skinny: I was watching "Brooklyn DA," the CBS documentary series, Tuesday night, hoping for a crossover episode with the cast of "Girls," but no such luck. Tuesday's...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:59 PM
About 200 protesters rallied Wednesday outside the headquarters of the Los Angeles Times to protest a potential sale of the newspaper to the politically conservative Koch brothers.
The rally was one of a dozen nationwide at media properties owned by...