Jake Tapper really wanted to get an answer from Donald Trump. To do it, he had to ask the same question 24 different times. The exchange, during which the 47-year-old CNN anchor queried Trump again…
The Lead With Jake Tapper
Jake Tapper has joined the roster of new journalists taking part in TV’s Sunday talk-show fray. Tapper, who joined CNN in January 2013 from ABC News, will be the new host of “State of the Union,” the…
It may be the No. 3 in primetime, but CNN seems to have some ratings momentum. For the first time in two years, CNN has topped MSNBC for a second consecutive quarter in both total-day viewers and…
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President Obama has said the U.S. will studiously avoid putting "boots on the ground" during any conflict with Syria, but the same may not hold true for CBS News.
To the wizened political observer, President Obama's recent remarks about a possible strike against Syria may sound like preliminary saber-rattling. But some TV-news outlets are already hearing…
Strong interest in the George Zimmerman trial and improved performances for shows including “Anderson Cooper 360,” CNN is enjoying a ratings surge this summer — and has virtually caught up with or…
CNN must hope it can only go up from here, because its new afternoon program hosted by Jake Tapper didn't draw much of an audience in its first week.
Jeff Zucker faces an uphill battle to make CNN a ratings winner, and the early returns aren't encouraging for the new afternoon show hosted by one of his big recruits, Jake Tapper.
Evaluating a five-day-a-week program based on its premiere is a fool’s errand, especially when the show is designed to be topical. Still, it’s worth noting how well a production team puts its best…
Strictly from a journalism perspective, Jake Tapper left ABC News at the right moment. Whether his timing in landing at CNN is equally propitious remains to be seen, but it should offer insight into…
Great storytelling has returned to the theater with a vengeance. Nina Raine's “Tribes,” being given its West Coast premiere at the Taper, is one of several new plays presented here that reject the…