| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:19 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In an unusual effort to bolster financial aid for undergraduates, UC on Wednesday launched an online crowdfunding campaign that has movie stars, politicians, students and faculty members pledging to lead hikes, sing rap songs and...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Pro football is back, and Thursday night's kickoff game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens scored a big victory for NBC.
According to early numbers from Nielsen, the game drew a rating of 10 in prime time among advertiser-desired 18-...
| Sep 4, 2013
Every member of the Senate with a glimmer of ambition to run for president — and that's most of them — knows that a vote for war can make or break a political career. The example of Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose vote to authorize the 2003...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
There isn't even a finished script yet, but NBC has already run into trouble with its planned biopic about Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Executives in July announced plans for a miniseries starring Diane Lane that would look at the life and career of the...
| Apr 9, 2013
In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television and the fact that the telegenic Thatcher had a "certain imbecile...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:23 PM
President Obama’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington underscored both the great advantages of the presidency and its daunting limitations.
A forum in which a president has to compete with the famously loquacious...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:23 PM
"Cowboy" Jack Clement, maybe the most important figure in country music that most fans don’t know, died Thursday at his home in Nashville after battling liver cancer. He was 82.
Clement was one of the most revered musicians, producers,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Decked out in a blue blazer and stylish white hat, he bounded onto the ballroom stage at the Beverly Hilton as if he could barely contain himself, beaming at the audience of TV journalists from around the country.
After being almost off the showbiz grid...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands once again took to the streets of the nation's capital to call for economic and racial equality.
As the crowd made its way down Constitution Avenue, one...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — This has been absurd. There should be an easier way to yank a shamed, politically impotent sexual predator from a mayor's office.
There is, of course.
Bob Filner could have — should have — resigned as San Diego mayor...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:32 PM
It’s a popular meme on the left, well summed up in this quotation from the website Down With Tyranny: “Chief Justice John Roberts does everything he can to see that the FISA court remains a trusty tool of the national security state.”...