Fri September 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Fox News' Smith Apologizes After Man Commits Suicide On Air

Originally published on Mon October 1, 2012 9:30 am

Shepard Smith apologized to viewers Friday afternoon, after his show aired live footage of a man who fled police and then shot himself.
Fox News

After inadvertently airing live coverage of a car chase that ended with a man's suicide, Shepard Smith of Fox News has issued an apology to viewers of his show. The incident occurred as the cable network carried a live feed of a man fleeing police on the interstate west of Phoenix.

In the footage, the man abandoned his vehicle and began running across a field, before pulling out a gun and shooting himself in the head. Despite being filmed from a helicopter hovering above the scene, the footage was graphic enough to prompt immediate yelling in the Fox News studio.

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Wed September 26, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Apparently, Dancing With The Stars Isn't Dancing With The Political Ads

Dancing with the stars, circa 2008. April, 21st 2008 to be exact. I was watching for the ads not the competition.
Robbie Wagner Flickr - Creative Commons

It was with unbridled enthusiasm that I settled into my living room arm chair Tuesday evening - not with a cold pint of IPA after a long day’s work - but rather a laptop and a remote control searching for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

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Wed September 26, 2012
It's All Politics

One Way To Avoid Political Ads: Watch 'Dancing With The Stars'?

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 3:41 pm

Pamela Anderson performs with Tristan MacManus on Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars. Anderson was the first contestant eliminated on the show this season.
Adam Taylor ABC

It's no secret that TV watchers in swing states are getting flooded, bombarded, practically drowned in political ads.

According to data from Kantar Media, as of a week ago, nearly 700,000 political ads had aired throughout the country during the general election campaign. The estimated spending on those ads: $395 million.

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Mon September 24, 2012
Monkey See

Making A Comedy Pilot? You Might Want To Call James Burrows

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 1:41 pm

In a 2001 photo, actress Debra Messing and director James Burrows pose together after Burrows won a Directors Guild of America award for directing the pilot of Will & Grace.
Chris Weeks Getty Images


Mon September 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Debate Preview: Obama And Romney Shadow Box On '60 Minutes'

CBS News' 60 Minutes

The first official presidential debate isn't until Oct. 3 in Denver. But as The New York Times writes, last night on CBS News' 60 Minutes there was something of a "shadow debate that offered a likely preview of the tone and substance" of what will happen on stage next week.

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