There has been much grousing on social media about NBC tape-delaying marquee Olympic events until its prime-time broadcast. Twitter users say it's a "stone-age" model, but NBC says it needs to protect its $1.8 billion investment. So far, ratings are up.
NBC has been criticized for its decision to edit out a portion of Friday's Olympics opening ceremony. Instead of showing a dance performance that some say was a tribute to the victims of London's terror attacks, NBC aired an interview with Michael Phelps. Audie Cornish talks with David Folkenflik about the decision.
The combination of instant commentary on Twitter and delayed viewing on DVRs and Hulu has made fans especially careful about spoilers. But according to one study, spoilers actually make you enjoy a work more than if you didn't know what was going to happen.
All summer long, fellow NPR program Weekends on All Things Considered is asking directors, actors and producers what movie they could watch over and over again. Today, actor Anthony Mackie talks about why "Top Gun" will always hold a special place in his heart.
Andy Cohen made the cable channel an unlikely focus of water-cooler talk by developing the Real Housewives series. After work, he hosts a nightly talk show — and he's not looking to stop doing either anytime soon.
Sherman Hemsley, who played the character on the TV shows All In The Family and The Jeffersons, died Tuesday at the age of 74. But the impact and legacy of the character he played remains. Audie Cornish talks to Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times about how the character George Jefferson fits into TV's history.
Actor Sherman Hemsley was best known for his role as George Jefferson on the hit sitcom The Jeffersons. He died Wednesday at the age of 74. Host Michel Martin speaks with Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans about the actor's career and the impact his roles had on TV and in our culture.
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