Roundup & Recap: A Little Song, A Little Dance

The airwaves, and now even the Internet, are saturated with cookie-cutter political ads, and recent weeks have seen a number of musical parodies designed to draw attention in this cluttered environment. One of the latest is Ronnie Butler’s “Obama! A Modern U.S. President,” which spoofs all of the attacks on the White House, with a tip of the hat to “Glee.”

 

Tough Times: As if you needed any reminding, this is really a nutty midterm. Really.

Tune in Tomorrow: If CSPAN had soap operas, they would look like this.

Cable on the Table: Comcast, already one of the most prolific donors among the media congloms, is opening up its pocketbook to an even greater extent as they week approval of the merger with NBC Universal.

The Latest on 8: Opponents of Prop 8 filed a brief that links the string of gay suicides to the denial of same-sex marriage rights.

Poll Position: Rock the Vote has launched its most extensive midterm campaign yet, deploying Joaquin Phoenix and other celebrities with a campaign called “Vote Fearlessly.”

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    How to Produce the Tony Awards: 5 Unsolicited Tips

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  • Under the Silver Lake

    Cannes 2018's Hidden Thrill: The Opportunity to Find New Voices

    The airwaves, and now even the Internet, are saturated with cookie-cutter political ads, and recent weeks have seen a number of musical parodies designed to draw attention in this cluttered environment. One of the latest is Ronnie Butler’s “Obama! A Modern U.S. President,” which spoofs all of the attacks on the White House, with a […]

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