Chicago-based Tribune Company, newly out of bankruptcy, is trying to sell its newspaper holdings. The company is making a major play in local TV. The Sinclair Broadcasting Group owns and runs more stations but it too went on a TV buying spree this year. So have the Gannett Company and Media General.
From Tony Soprano to Don Draper, male characters drive this new — and yet old — form of storytelling. Weekend Edition Sunday host Linda Wertheimer talks with Brett Martin, author of Difficult Men: Behind the scenes of the Creative Revolution from The Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
On Sundays this summer, Lifetime has a new show from the creator of Desperate Housewives, Mark Cherry. Critic Eric Deggans says Devious Maids is trying to explode stereotypes about Latinos and domestic workers. But it might not be trying hard enough.
Disgraced TV chef Paula Deen joined the ranks of public figures who've had to apologize for past mistakes. But how does the average person seek forgiveness when they don't have a P.R. team on speed dial? Host Michel Martin speaks with Steven Petrow, etiquette columnist at The New York Times, about apologies.
The new TV show Devious Maids is catching big buzz for the sexy and scandalous story lines - but not in a good way. Critics say the show perpetuates Latina stereotypes. Supporters say it's entertainment and gives Latina actresses some shine. Host Michel Martin asks the beauty shop ladies to weigh in.
Revelations that celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted to using a racial epithet have inspired some pretty funny punning online. But they've also raised questions whether the controversy will see Deen's buttery empire crumble.
What happens when Steven Spielberg's idealism and Stephen King's cynicism combine in a CBS TV series? Under the Dome may be packed with sci-fi what-ifs, but beneath its mysteries is a small American town working out some very familiar human problems.
A lawsuit accuses Southern chef Paula Dean of using racial slurs in the workplace. Deen says she has used a slur regarding African-Americans, but not in a long time. The case is bringing out some surprising admissions.
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