Posts filed under “Television”

Stephen Colbert Signs Off

On his late night show on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert made fun of news, and he made news. New York Times journalists bid farewell to the blow-hard character he created.

Goodbye, Stephen Colbert

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Here’s Every Time Stephen Colbert Broke Character

Category: Humor, Television, Video, Weekend

Obama on Colbert: The Word

“To Health in a Handbasket”

Category: Humor, Politics, Television, Video

John Oliver: Ayn Rand – How Is This Still A Thing?

Ayn Rand, author of “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead” is still kind of a thing. How?

Category: Humor, Television, Video

Why Is John Oliver So Good?

1. He tells a story. America is built on narrative. Although BuzzFeed has made inroads, it’s got no soul and no true fans, because the way you make people bond to you is by going deep, by hooking them and drawing them in like an angler lands a fish. You can’t be too aggressive, you…Read More

Category: Humor, Television, Think Tank

Howard Stern’s Success

How did this happen? They’re fighting to be on Howard Stern’s radio program. Today alone, he featured not only Chelsea Handler and Billy Idol, but Bill Murray, the ungettable get. That’s right. Bill doesn’t even have an agent, he’s elusive, but he wanted to be on Howard’s show. In an era where content providers are…Read More

Category: Television, Think Tank, Weekend

John Oliver on Civil Forfeiture (HBO)

Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it’s involved in a crime? They can! It’s a shady process called “civil asset forfeiture,” and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order.
See?

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

Charlie Rose: An hour with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.

Category: Technology, Television, Video

Busy States of America

Click either graphic for interactivity awesomeness.

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Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Television, Weekend

David Letterman Remembers Robin Williams

Dave pays tribute to the great Robin Williams.    

Category: Humor, Television

Lefsetz: Facts

1. You don’t need to be good-looking to make it in music. The MTV era is over, kaput, history. Now it’s about the track. Who even knows what Avicii or Calvin Harris look like! Don’t be dissuaded by the ink TV competition shows garner, that’s a dying paradigm. Sure, being attractive never hurt, but having…Read More

Category: Music, Television, Think Tank