The Justice Dept. has filed suit against two Pennsylvania cable TV companies, alleging they failed to pony up more than $ 2.4 million in copyright royalties owed for carrying distant TV signals.
A capacity crowd of celebs from both politics and showbiz were on hand Sunday to salute five titans of the performing arts at the 16th annual Kennedy Center Honors.
The three-year law allowing the TV networks to police themselves on the issue of reducing vid violence expired Wednesday night, but the status will remain quo, says the law's sponsor, Sen. Paul Simon…
In a case that could decide whether authors can profit from those who satirize their work, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with the question of rap group 2 Live Crew's parody of Roy…
The 25th anniversary of the voluntary motion picture rating system is being celebrated with a new opinion survey that gives it a 75% approval rating from parents.
The mountains are rustic and the moral landscape bleak in this Michener-esque saga about eastern Kentucky culture as told through several generations of lawless pioneers.
With five weeks remaining in an SRO run of "Phantom of the Opera," members of the Kennedy Center's house orchestra agreed to strike Wednesday over plans by the Center to eliminate certain worker…
A decision Friday by the Federal Communications Commission to grant must-carry status for broadcast stations that exist on home shopping fare drew bitter dissent from the cable TV industry and a…
The parental advisory plan to warn of violent TV programming, unveiled this week by the broadcast networks, was scrutinized Thursday by a House subcommittee openly skeptical of the industry's motives…
Legislation introduced in the Senate Wednesday would place labels on films that are materially altered. Sens. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and Howard Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) have offered a bill that would…
President Clinton ended months of speculation Tuesday by nominating Reed E. Hundt, a D.C.-based antitrust lawyer and old college chum, to become chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.