Posts filed under “Television”


BILLIONS Starring Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti (John Adams) and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (Homeland), BILLIONS is a 21st-century examination of the profit and peril of chasing the American dream. BILLIONS is written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen, Rounders), and Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big To Fail).

A bold, contemporary drama that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, BILLIONS weaves a complex, intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey.

BILLIONS premieres Sunday, January 17th at 10 p.m. on Showtime

Category: Television, Weekend

Wealthy Families Dominate Campaign Contributions

Seth Meyers Channels John Oliver to Discuss Campaign finance

Source: Late Night with Seth Meyers


Category: Humor, Politics, Television, Video

Dividends on Federal Reserve Stock and Highway Funding

Dividends on Federal Reserve Stock and Highway Funding Bob Eisenbeis CUMBERLAND, October 8, 2015     Bob Eisenbeis is Cumberland’s Vice Chairman & Chief Monetary Economist. Prior to joining Cumberland Advisors he was the Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Bob is presently a member of the…Read More

Category: Energy, Television

TV Transformed

Click for the full NYT spotlight. Source: NYT

Category: Digital Media, Television

John Oliver: Mental Health

John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn’t.




Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls, Television, Video

John Oliver vs. Lorne Michaels

Who has the best farm team, Lorne Michaels or Jon Stewart? The latter is retired, but he spawned Stephen Colbert and John Oliver. Who has Lorne hatched for us lately? NOBODY! But Lorne controls the media, he’s the King of New York! But there’s a new emperor in town. Welcome to 2015 where there’s so…Read More

Category: Humor, Television, Think Tank

Ray Dalio’s Interview at Bloomberg

Fascinating interview with Ray Dalio of Bridgewater yesterday by Tom Keene and Mike McKee, The full run of videos are here, but a few select excerpts are below:


China Is Going to Be Just Fine, But Weaker


More videos after the jump

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Category: Economy, Hedge Funds, Investing, Television, Video

Fallon: Trump Interviews Himself In the Mirror

This was hilarious:



Be sure to watch the full interview on the Tonite Show – after seeing it, I no longer find it inconceivable that The Donald could be President. November 2016 is a long way off, but its not impossible that he could win.

Videos after the jump

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Category: Humor, Politics, Television, Video

Hosting Advice for Stephen Colbert (from his competitors)


Hat tip Rolling Stone

Category: Humor, Television, Video, Weekend

Simpsons Spoof Trump

  Daily Beast via Matt Miller

Category: Humor, Politics, Television