August 29, 2013 |
HIGHLIGHTS "Dateline" (NBC at 9 p.m.) chronicles the experiences of a family in California trying to avoid foreclosure on their home. A bride who has cancer appears on "Say Yes to the Dress" (TLC at 9) to find the perfect gown, and she brings three generations of family members to weigh in on the decision. Later, another woman brings her mother as her sole consultant, while another bride-to-be searches for the ideal dress in a shade of pink. S ERIES PREMIERE: What job hasn't been...
August 27, 2013
Most interviews that I do are not super aggressive. They can't be, and they shouldn't be; that would get pretty tiresome. So when there's an interview that's tough or a question that's tough, it's something that raises eyebrows. It's not easy to do that in the White House briefing room, at a press conference. That's never easy. It's not fun. Because as humans we are built to try to avoid conflict. Society constantly looks down its nose at conflict, even if the media doesn't. And it's...
August 16, 2013 |
The Republican National Committee formally decided Friday not to partner with CNN and NBC News for any presidential primary debates during the 2016 election cycle, a rebuke of the networks' plans to air programs about Hillary Rodham Clinton and an attempt to seize more control of a crucial element of modern-day campaigns. Cable and broadcast television networks have sponsored and produced dozens of primary debates during the recent presidential election cycles, often partnering with state...
August 9, 2013 |
Ron Klain has been a a senior debate preparation advisor to every Democratic presidential ticket since 1992. He is an adjunct professor, teaching a course on the history of Presidential debates, at Georgetown University. Recently, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, "threatened" NBC and CNN with a refusal to permit them to cover GOP presidential primary debates in 2016 if those networks continue with their plans to produce films about Hillary Clinton.
August 6, 2013 |
The 2016 presidential contest is more than two years away, and Hillary Rodham Clinton has not decided whether she will be a part of it. But the race to define her potential candidacy is well underway — and far outside her control. Already, independent super PACs have sprouted to boost or bludgeon the former secretary of state, and a television miniseries and documentary are in the works — projects one person close to Clinton called "ill-conceived. " Clinton is trying to hover...
June 13, 2013 |
Here you are, 29-year-old Kate Bolduan, about to become a morning anchor for the first time in your life, with not just a new network TV show riding on you but perhaps your network's chances of recovering its incredible shrinking ratings. Nervous? Well, sort of — "If I wasn't nervous, I wouldn't have a pulse," she says brightly — but, well, no, not exactly. "I've never been nervous in front of a TV camera," she says later. Why her and why now? Bolduan laughs and answers with...