With the Republican National Convention winding down, it’s the Democrats’ turn to gather, with the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte Sept. 4-6. There they are expected to formally nominate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for a second term as President and Vice President of the United States. While there may be less drama than what transpired at the RNC (which had the threat of a hurricane, outbursts from Ron Paul supporters, etc.) you just never can tell what may happen. Several news outlets will be on hand to cover what does take place, and here’s […]
Updated Aug. 29, 2012, 12:23pm CT Several news outlets will be broadcasting the 2012 Republican National Convention, which runs Aug. 27-30, at which Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (both pictured above, at an earlier date) are expected to receive the official nomination of their party for President and Vice President of the United States. (Since this event is being held in Tampa, you also might want to keep an eye on The Weather Channel, to see how Tropical Storm Isaac, which is currently heading toward the Gulf of Mexico, may impact the convention.) Among the notable headliners expected to speak […]
Though the official general election season is still months away, your television is likely overrun with incendiary ads and partisan discourse that drive you nuts. But before you turn on that “news” program that makes you feel so much better, Cenk Uygur [say it Jenk YOU-gur], host of Current TV’s gleefully unvarnished nightly news staple The Young Turks, wants you to consider whether it’s really giving you challenging, fact-based analysis — or just snuggling your conviction that the other guy’s a dolt. “I don’t like the partisanship where people on different cable news outlets play on Team Republican or Team […]
Sure, he’s had a few dust-ups with his new network home, but the countdown to Keith Olbermann’s election coverage is on at the Al Gore/David Bohrman-helmed Current TV. “Keith has told us that he will do our special election coverage moving forward, which we desperately want him to do,” Bohrman told a capacity crowd at Friday’s Current TCA session. Asked why Olbermann was not there to deliver the news himself, Bohrman said he was “on vacation,” leaving reporters to speculate if that actually meant vacation from the network in the wake of his criticisms over stuff like low-tech sets and […]
By Tom Comi Follow @ChannelGuide Many people on both sides of the political landscape simply dismiss the conservative Tea Party or the liberal Occupy Wall Street movements as partisan factions, but how much do we really know about the people and thoughts behind these groups?
By Jeff Pfeiffer Like him or loathe him — and there seem to be few who fall in between — you can’t deny that Keith Olbermann has gotten attention throughout his career, whether as a sportscaster or as a political commentator. The fiery Olbermann’s passion and intellect cannot be questioned, though his strong independent streak (some would say bordering on anti-authority) has helped lead to his departures from several gigs over the years, most recently from MSNBC in January. In his last few months at the network, Olbermann seemed frustrated by the confinement he appeared to feel at not being […]