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Vincent Sheheen.

Campaign videos: GOP exposes Democrats’ War Against Women

Campaign videos: GOP exposes Democrats’ War Against Women

WASHINGTON, October 31, 2014 – Trick or Treat! There’s no escaping the TV ads, the robo-calls, the doorbell-ringing or the mass of political Internet videos as Campaign 2014 nears next week’s Tuesday climax. For what seems like decades now, attack ads have dominated on the airwaves, with both parties apparently finding it more effective to

Cartoon by Branco.

Ebola and the Political Twitterverse: Marc Andreessen’s Tweet of the Week

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2014 − The advertising and media blitz for Election 2016 is going into the final stretch. Plan to see more ads, more personal attacks, more Madison Avenue-style sliming. And if those robo-calls haven’t started, they will be shortly. But the Internet has been gradually growing in importance in this election as candidates

Screen capture from "The Simpsons" "Treehouse of Horror XXV." (Fox promo trailer)

Spooktacular Sunday: The Simpsons’ ‘Treehouse of Horror XXV’

WASHINGTON, October 17, 2014 – One of the most amusing things about being a TV critic is the annual fall arrival of eye-catching network promo packages ballyhooing new shows and new seasons. Along with each watermarked and copyrighted preview DVD that arrives—festooned as usual with dire warnings about sharing with friends or pirating content for

Emeril Lagasse.

BAM! Obamanomics also “On the Menu” for TNT’s Emeril Lagasse

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2014 – BAM! Once the boisterous, wildly popular master cooking guru of his own Food Network cooking show, and later the flash-in-the-pan star of a disastrously short-lived sitcom where he starred as himself, famed chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse returns to television this week as the “menu master” of TNT’s all-new “On

Promo banner for new Fox TV "Gotham" series.

‘Gotham': DC super-villain prequel launches tonight on Fox

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2014 – Network TV’s fall season rollout begins in earnest tonight as hopeful new series entries vie for audience (and Nielsen) attention while old series try to keep their existing audiences happy and loyal. Arguably, Fox has the most to win and lose this fall, after its dismal 2013-2014 season. Even that