CBC Announces Megyn Kelly's New Job With Weird ‘Menstruation' Tweet

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada

The Fox News journalist is moving to NBC.

NBC Fires Billy Bush Amid Donald Trump Tape Controversy

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada

The TV personality was caught having a vulgar conversation about women on a 2005 recording.

The Miss USA Pageant, Now Without Donald Trump

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.05.2016 | Canada Business

NBC, which aired the pageant since 2003, cut business ties with Trump a year ago.

Netflix Announces 2016 Lineup, Takes Shots At NBC

CP | David Bauder, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2017 | Canada Business

Netflix will spend $5 billion on content this year.

Arnold Schwarzenegger To Replace Trump On The Celebrity Apprentice

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Business

"The Celebrity Apprentice" will return to NBC for the 2016 television season.

Friends: The One with No Reboot

Aviva Cohen | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada
Aviva Cohen

Do not adjust your television set. With the ever growing list of TV shows that are being remade or rebooted, it appears as though the networks are on...

Dave Letterman Was My Man on the Inside

Steven Kerzner | Posted 05.21.2016 | Canada Living
Steven Kerzner

I loved TV, so to enjoy the adventures of (the bionic) Steve Austin or Jim Rockford or Fonzie and the Cunninghams, I had to endure the obvious social-engineering messages that reminded me I was an outsider. Then along came David Letterman.

Newscasters Shouldn't Become TV Stars

David Martin | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada
David Martin

It's been clear for some time now that television network news is no longer solely populated by journalists. It's not for nothing that the coined word infotainment has gained currency. In an atmosphere like that, is it any wonder that news correspondents become news personalities who in turn become Hollywood stars?

NBC Starts Live-Streaming Local Channels .. With A Catch

CP | Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Television viewers in 10 U.S. markets are now able to watch their local NBC stations live on computers and mobile devices — if you'...

Last Week the World of Journalism Suffered Many Losses

Jon Packer | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

I sit on the periphery of journalism. A PR guy who needs journalists for business purposes and appreciates a good read, too. So I have been struck that this week the biggest news stories have been, well, about news.

The Unwritten Rules of Professional Locker Rooms

Lio Perron | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
Lio Perron

In my opinion, bombastic statements are generally a defence mechanism by those who feel put upon by their community. However, as minorities we rarely control society's prevailing narrative. Therefor our comments are often misinterpreted. Professional sports is big business and players who attract controversy tend to scare away sponsors.

Five Late-Night Talk Show Bombs

Ward Anderson | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada TV
Ward Anderson

The Chevy Chase Show was probably the biggest failure in late-night talk show history. This debacle was supposed to be Fox's one-two punch to both Leno and Letterman. Instead, it was a huge embarrassment, and that network hasn't had a weeknight talk show since.

What I Learned This Week: In Business You've Got to Be Hungry Enough

Andy Nulman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

one of my favourite business adages is "Give me the heart and the head will follow" (particularly useful in making ultimate recruiting decisions), and its close relative "Given the choice between two candidates, I'll take the hungrier one," i.e. the one who shows they want it most.

Watching the Watchdog: What Keeping an Eye on Cops Can Do

Tim Knight | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

You can't watch the police riot at the G20 summit or the killing of Sammy Yatim in the bus on all those smartphones and surveillance cameras without believing that maybe, just maybe, the era of the thin blue line endlessly protecting its own might be ending. Not because the cops have cleaned up their act. But because now they're being watched.

Watching the Watchdog: Bang-Bang Men

Tim Knight | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Tim Knight, writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog for HuffPost Canada. Full Disclosure: he worked with Don North at ABC in New York a...

Watching the Watchdog: Last Night Obama Got His Mojo Back

Tim Knight | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

During his first debate with Mitt Romney, Barack Obama seldom looked directly at Romney. He seldom contradicted Romney. He never raised his voice to Romney. He never really challenged Romney. So what happens in the second U.S. presidential debate? OBAMA GETS HIS MOJO BACK!!! He came out bristling for a fight. This time Obama's in charge. He dominates the fight, provides the drive, the passion. This time, no deference.

Internet Wins Easy Gold Over NBC in Olympic Coverage

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 09.29.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngNBC has continued to delay all of their Olympic coverage so far -- the opening ceremonies, Michael Phelps' race. Do they not know about the Internet? In only three days, NBC has single-handedly shown all of us why folks are turning off their TVs and turning on their computers. They wonder why their ratings are dropping and why the money is fleeing. Maybe they should watch their own shows.

Watching the Watchdog: Report Card on Global -- Two Years Later

Tim Knight | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Business
Tim Knight

If there's one rule every one of the scores of broadcast journalists I've ever coached -- in Canada or overseas -- agrees with (at least in theory) it's this: the best broadcaster talks to one person, and only one person, at a time. And shares information with that person. Here some ideas on anchoring.

Why Toronto Needs the Super Bowl (Oh, and an NFL Team)

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 04.04.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Not only could you guarantee the NFL that all of Ontario would be behind you, and not only would you lap up a significant portion of Canadians that would root for the country's only NFL team, but you're talking about putting an NFL franchise in a city that accounts for one seventh of its entire country.

TV Review: NBC's Rock Center (Dec. 5)

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

The biggest fault of The NBC newsmagazine broadcast Rock Center is that it remains no more than an hour-long extension of Williams' Nightly News, with the occasional bit of humour. While it's intentions are strong and admirable, it feels caught between a talk show and a news program.