This month's passing of TV pioneers Roone Arledge and Edgar J. Scherick, along with the death of Sylvester "Pat" Weaver earlier this year, leaves few living television pioneers.
Can CBS recover from its sudden attack of passivity? We're referring to the controversy surrounding the decision of the Augusta National Golf Club not to lift its exclusionary policies toward women…
Leaders of the U.S. entertainment industry must come up with some sort of suitable admonition to Egyptian state television for running its 41-part series called "Horseman Without a Horse."
Truth be told, the GOP's strong showing in the Nov. 5 election shouldn't send all of Hollywood into a panic. While Clinton may have been the darling of the Malibu set, his administration was one of…
This is the morning when the nation's pundits can be counted on to deplore voter apathy, the sorry state of democracy, etc. As the journal of showbiz, Daily Variety would prefer to turn the criticism…
As Election Day approaches, Daily Variety does not intend to handicap races or endorse candidates. This is an opportune moment, however, for us to urge the showbiz community to engage in the issues…
Is the film producer extinct? No, but clearly endangered. As evidence, survey the list of 18 producer credits adorning the new thriller “Narc” emerging from Paramount and Lions Gate. Producer credits…
Political attack ads are getting too nasty even for TV station managers. That's saying quite a lot, considering that broadcasters can hardly afford to take a pass on ad revenues. But many are doing…