Posts filed under “Television”

The Real Story Behind Apple’s Famous ’1984′ Super Bowl Ad


Source: Bloomberg

For its 85th anniversary, Bloomberg Businessweek chronicles the most disruptive ideas of the past 85 years. In 1984, the world was introduced to the Apple Macintosh personal computer with an advertisement that ran during Super Bowl XVIII. The spot helped define Apple as a brand and changed the Super Bowl into a must-see media event. (Video by Brandon Lisy. Music by Andy Clausen)

Category: Technology, Television, Video

Tina & Amy Host The Golden Globes

And they say women can’t be funny. Once upon a time we looked up to movie stars, they were royalty we emulated and adored. Now they’re fodder for derision. They don’t realize we don’t care about their high concept films. That’s right Nic Cage, you were a star, now you’re a punchline. We revere money…Read More

Category: Film, Television, Think Tank

Larry David on Howard Stern

Larry David Interview on The Howard Stern Show 01/07/2015

Category: Television, Weekend

60 Minutes: Inside the Vatican

Scott Pelley profiles Pope Francis, a pontiff who is surprising the world by spurning tradition; and, Morley Safer gets a rare look inside the Vatican Library.   Source: CBS  

Category: Philosophy, 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