| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for American Idol's return.
The Skinny: Got caught up in "Gross Pointe Blank" last night. An underrated film! I love the shrink scenes with John Cusack and Alan Arkin. Anyway, Wednesday's roundup includes the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:13 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding if I should get a vanity plate.
The Skinny: Just got my car registration renewal notice. Maybe I should get a vanity plate that says "MorningFix." That way my groupies (I know you're out there) will have an easier time...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:07 AM
After the coffee. Before getting back into work mode!
The Skinny: Are we all rested and ready for 2014? No? Then we should take another week off. If only we could. But since we can't, let's get back into our groove. Today's headlines include the weekend...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The Discovery Channel has struck pay dirt with reality shows such as "Gold Rush," "Gold Fever," "Jungle Gold" and "Bering Sea Gold." Now Discovery is digging for treasure in a new vein with its first scripted miniseries, "Klondike."
The period drama,...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Discovery Communications Inc. has extended Chief Executive David Zaslav's lucrative employment agreement for another six years, fortifying the leadership of the cable television programming company after a period of sustained growth.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:14 AM
After the coffee. Before second-guessing the Golden Globe nominations.
The Skinny: I'm playing beat the clock today as I try to get this done in time to watch the FCC get grilled on Capitol Hill. Oh the exciting life I lead. Today's Fix includes a look...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before getting over being snubbed for Man of the Year.
The Skinny: If you haven't seen HBO's documentary "State of Play" about the parents of child athletes, check it out. It's very disturbing and made me grateful for my absentee...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Ratings woes at two channels has Discovery Communications Chief Executive David Zaslav lowering advertising revenue expectations with Wall Street.
Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference on Monday in New York, Zaslav spoke...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Family channel is closing in on naming a new president, people familiar with the matter said.
The position has been open since September, when Michael Riley said he was resigning to return to his native England. ABC Family is known...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Discovery Communications Inc. Executive Chairman John S. Hendricks has exercised stock options worth $12.7 million, according to a regulatory filing.
The 61-year-old company founder sold 144,179 shares of Discovery common stock on Oct. 31 for prices...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:01 AM
AMC Networks Inc., parent of cable channels AMC, WE and IFC, has struck a deal to acquire Liberty Global's Chellomedia for $1.035 billion.
For New York-based AMC Networks, the acquisition will vastly increase its international presence. Chellomedia...