Marisa Guthrie is a senior reporter for Broadcasting & Cable.
Et Tu, Brian?What a difference a year makes. Last year around this time, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams swore to me that he was not going to join the swelling ranks of the Twitterati. “There is nothing I need to say so urgently,” he said at the time. But he added this qualifier: “If I feel the need for Twitter, if I think it will satisfy something and fill a... More
Media Walks Fine Line in Reporting on Quran-BurningAn obscure Florida pastor’s threat to mark the ninth anniversary of 9/11 by burning Qurans has set off a wave of media soul-searching and plenty of finger pointing. Everyone from Gen. David Patraeus and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Vatican and the White House has appealed to the pastor, Terry Jones, to rethink his incendiary stunt - a... More
Shoes to Fill at ABC NewsThe timing of David Westin’s Labor Day resignation announcement left ABC News staffers scratching their heads. Many expected a regime change - or something more drastic, such as a merger with cash-rich Bloomberg TV - at some point, especially in the wake of a brutal 25% staff purge that Westin himself billed as a “transformation.” But sources noted that Westin’s... More
What's in a Name...or a Chair?Conan O’Brien has settled on a moniker for his anticipated TBS late night entry. After teasing the, let’s face it, somewhat anti-climactic announcement Tuesday on Twitter (”I was going to announce the name of my new show today, but my lawyers tell me The Return of Nanny McPhee is taken. Tune in tomorrow.”), the late-night comedian revealed the name of his new show... More
G4's ‘Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan' Aims to Show Real ‘Hurt Locker'The Hurt Locker , Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning film about an Army cowboy who diffuses bombs in Iraq while bucking armed services convention, catapulted the treacherous job of the military’s bomb disposal experts into the popular imagination. But the film also took incoming fire from military veterans who decried The Hurt Locker’ s lack of verisimilitude; the... More
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