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Audiences of Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” had the best knowledge of current events, while Fox News viewers had no more knowledge than the average American, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Sunday. The survey found that the emergence of 24-hour cable news and the Internet since the late 1980s has […] Read More

Sunday Night Politics

The television show “The West Wing” moved to Sunday nights this season as the show’s presidential election heated up. While such a move—from a more lucrative Wednesday night slot—unfortunately suggests that NBC is phasing out the show, it seems to be a quite appropriate new time. Sunday night appears to be the preferred night for […] Read More

When Viacom shareholders gather in Manhattan May 21, they’ll have company: people protesting Viacom division CBS’ planned reality show, “The Real Beverly Hillbillies.” Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, and Dee Davis, president of the Center for Rural Strategies, plan to be there. So does a vanload of concerned citizens from […] Read More