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Analysis of Colbert as Letterman’s replacement

The late-night TV landscape is about to change again. CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman when he retires sometime next year. Phil Hulett and Lisa Osborn discussed this with Dr. […]


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Late night up in the air as Letterman announces retirement

Another era in late-night TV is coming to an end. David Letterman has announced he will retire from “The Late Show” on CBS next year. Phil and Penny discussed this developing story with Dr. Robert Thompson, […]


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A look back at the Oscars

The 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony is in the books. There weren’t any big surprises when it came to who took home a statue, but did that hurt the telecast? Penny and Phil spoke with […]


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Changing of the guard at the “Tonight Show”

Jay Leno will sign off from his final “Tonight Show” broadcast later today, ending a run of 22 seasons as the host of the iconic show. Jimmy Fallon will take over as the show’s host […]


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Not so hot Superbowl ads ?

The Seattle Seahawks scored a blowout victory, but viewers are having a harder time identifying a big winner in the Super Bowl AD contest. Robert Thompson, Founding Director of the Bleier Center for Television and […]



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