Variety Editorial

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Citizen Sponge

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Dr. James C. Dobson, founder of the Colorado Springs-based ministry, Focus on the Family, says that SpongeBob SquarePants has a secret agenda: promoting homosexuality to American kids. The charge…

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Party animals

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The Golden Globes were held Sunday; the presidential inauguration will be held Thursday. On the surface, these glitzy spectacles bear a sharp resemblance to each other: Tuxedo-clad A-listers (in…

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News that matters

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So here's the good news about the news. Amid all the arguments about bias, the intrigues about the anchors, the high-fiving about the ratings, a devastating tragedy like the tsunami reminds us all of…

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Tubes tied

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Walk into any electronics store this holiday season and you'll find a bewildering selection of home-entertainment gizmos with competing claims, formats and services.

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Rewiring the FCC

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Industry types watching the dramatic post-election cabinet shakeup might wonder whether policy shifts in the second Bush administration will carry over to the Federal Communications Commission…

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What about the arts?

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Government subsidies to the arts, a hot-button issue for previous political candidates, has been scarcely mentioned in this year's hard-fought presidential election. But arts policy is likely to be a…

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Survivor: Tempe

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The presidential race, with its slick and stage-managed campaign events, has been tough on the broadcast networks. But the debates, which conclude tonight with a final rematch between President Bush…

Landmark case

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"We're up for filming in London like never before," says London film commissioner Sue Hayes, reflecting Film London's new can-do approach to bringing in film projects. "And we're here to make it…

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