| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Martin Bashir has learned something Alec Baldwin already knows: Even a cable news host can say too much.
MSNBC announced Wednesday that Bashir, a commentator and host of the 4 p.m. hour, is leaving after an uproar over his remarks last month about...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Chris Jones is the chief theater critic for the Chicago Tribune. He has reviewed and commented on culture, the arts, politics and entertainment for the Tribune for 15 years.
Along with being the paper's chief voice on local and national theatrical...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The combination of Al Jazeera and America doesn't exactly sound like a match made in Heaven, or Jannah for that matter.
But that's not stopping the deep-pocketed media giant, funded by the government of Qatar, from spending hundreds of millions of...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Keith Olbermann has been without a regular show for a little over a year and a half, but Monday night, he's back with "Olbermann," set to debut on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. Eastern.
But those political junkies who got hooked on the outspoken broadcaster's...
| Jan 2, 2009
1. True or false? After the mid-July failure of IndyMac Bank, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson warned that the economy "could be in complete meltdown in two months."
a. True. He said that estimate "might even be optimistic."
b. False. He reassured the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Can a TV news channel based in Qatar really be good for America?
That's the $500 million question as Al Jazeera America prepares to launch this month in 50 million U.S. homes.
The build-up, which has included hiring more than 400 journalists led by...
| Jan 31, 2009
CHICAGO -- Drew Peterson's 24-year-old fiancée has returned to him their engagement ring and this morning moved out of his Bolingbrook home, according to the woman's father.
Bolingbrook police were called to the home of the former Bolingbrook police...
| Aug 4, 1989
The telephone line to Italy is lousy but Gore Vidal's razored tongue slices through the static like a rat snapping through a garbage bag.
"The United States lives in a total bubble," the novelist and pundit declares from his home in Ravello. "No...
| Nov 25, 2008
It's a mutual, amicable breakup for Ted Koppel and the Discovery Channel.
The former ABC News "Nightline" anchor is cutting short the three-year contract his documentary group had with Discovery Communications, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
| Dec 28, 2008
Radio and television figures
Bob LeMond Jr., 94; leading announcer on CBS radio and television (Jan. 6)
Dwight Arlington Hemion, 81; television director and producer who won 18 Emmy Awards for his musical variety specials (Jan. 28)
Don Herbert, 72;...
| Mar 10, 2010
Corey Haim, a 1980s teen heartthrob for his roles in "Lucas" and "The Lost Boys" whose career was blighted by drug abuse, has died. He was 38.
Haim died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Los Angeles County...