White House tax reform plan. http://fxn.ws/2q7CG8E
Treasury chief says President Trump's tax plan will amount to 'biggest tax cut' and 'largest tax reform' in history.
Obama Says He 'Did Not Transform' Chicago 'In Any Significant Way' - ' I Am The First To Acknowledge' [VIDEO]...@APWestRegion Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter sue university, accusing it of anti-conservative bias. http://apne.ws/2oFNY00 ..
Poll: Trump would beat Clinton in a rematch among 2016 voters
Good lord. It’s one thing to blow an election once, but to lose hypothetically to a guy with a 42 percent approval rating again? Is there no limit to the humiliation the Clintons will suffer at Trump’s hands? We’ll have our answer when More...
A new era of trust busting to target Google?
Are we returning to a system of economic imbalance to the point where some companies are so big that the government needs to step in either regulate them more harshly or break them up? Jonathan Taplin at the New York Times puts an odd spin on the More...
Covering the business of show - and media
Erin Moran Cause of Death: Secret Illness Revealed? cancer ...http://dlvr.it/NzCZkw ...Erin Moran’s Happy Days Costar Anson Williams Reveals She Was Unable to Speak Due to Throat Cancer: ‘We All Kept… http://dlvr.it/NzCffq
Gayle King Hilariously Defends Vacationing with Obamas; ‘Not Political’ Spending Time with ‘Friends’...NYT Freaks at White House Visit By 'Stringy-Haired' Rockers, Forgets Libs Flipped Off Reagan
How a Writer’s Strike Could Impact Upcoming Films and TV Shows http://dlvr.it/NzWflB ...Writer's Strike update: members overwhelmingly vote to authorize strike http://dlvr.it/NzGNWl
Related...Upfronts 2017 In Face Of Potential WGA Strike: Parties Could Be Scaled Back, Ad Buying Delayed, Presentations Tweaked
Does all the TV really help?...Hollywood Hopes To Avoid Writer's Strike As Contract Talks Are Extended http://dld.bz/fAwKZ
Google Offers Programmatic TV Buying ..from Broadcast and Cable
The search engine is adding the ability to buy TV commercial inventory programmatically through its DoubleClick Bid Manager ad technology.
WHY THIS MATTERS: A main goal is to allow advertisers and their agencies to manage their video
campaigns across both digital and linear TV. It’s a progression of Google’s efforts to more aggressively go
after more traditional TV advertising and content. Two Takes: Ad Age | Media Post
BO (box office) bits
Next year's Oscars are - Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 90th Oscars
WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE
comScore's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Universal’s 'The Fate of the Furious' continues to race at a furious box office pace around the world with a massive global total to date of $908.4 million. It is the number one film in the world for the second week in a row and impressively the worldwide total will cross $1 Billion this week."
The reckoning: Why the movie business is in big trouble http://bit.ly/2oad5Ii
MPAA source - - U.S. movie audience: Audiences ages 18 to 24 attended an average of 6.5 movies per capita in 2016, more than any other age group and an increase of 0.6 from the previous year. Per capita attendance also increased among African American and Asian/Other audiences, with these demographic groups attending 0.7 and 1.2 more movies per capita in 2016, respectively. Females continue to drive tickets sales, hence the family/animated movies always doing so well.
tim's take - Media Research Center, too
Budget cuts are coming...'Sesame Street' is no longer from PBS so before people go hog wild over that, HBO can pay for it...the proposal is to eliminate government funding of programs. Many still get endowments, pledges and more in funding. Much of their programming is from the BBC as well. HBO charges PBS to reair it.
TV RATINGS FOR SHOWS is getting more and more dubious in an effort to show that people are watching. Now comes TCT, which is taking viewers tuning in to a show for 35 days and counting the total. Wow. That will cause skewed numbers for sure. For years, they have used Live+3 and Live+7 but this is a new low for trying to add in more viewers. The bottom line to me is the rating figure when the show airs the first time and in total, (without demos being broke out. Simply put, a TV star back in the 1960s through 1998 meant something because people actually watched those shows. Shows now do not created watercooler moments when you talk about what you watched the night before.
When something like the United Airline story hits, it goes viral on emotion, and thus, that part does not belong on here. Why? It is everywhere and the whole story is not told, ever. See Twitter below for that...
Timobns...will they consider it fake news when a reporter just gets the story wrong, which happens all he time? Legitimate and mainstream outlets publish stories that are flat out wrong all the time. Entertainment media and its gossip often is simply BS. In fact, the fake news is floated by certain PR agencies, etc. News, too. They put out false stories not actually knowing they are not accurate. We all get duped at times. So, fake news? The Onion is satire, but fake. National Lampoon, too. Be careful when Facebook and others tell you they are spotting fake news. What they should be doing is policing viral stories and videos. Those are what caused the Internet to be filled with crap.
Bill O'Reilly mess is not to be made fun of, as that never seems right. David Letterman went through it, too. But, he kept his job. It is a mess. But, Bill is 67 and perhaps it was time to step away. Tucker Carlson will be more than adequate in taking over the time slot. O'Reilly gets 3-4 million viewers a night. Somehow that number is a hit show, but in reality, is that really that much? For cable yes, broadcast nets, nope. This was an advertisers boycott lead by certain groups (same as the protest groups). Who is next? TV news and those info shows are a cesspool of wannabes who act like idiots. Most who appear on those shows show have no business being on them. No experience and too young. They never worked a news beat. It looks like Sean Hannity will fight the smears ...and so will O'Reilly...
The hardest part when covering an event is running into people who scream, "let me see your photos." Or "take plenty of photos." I hate taking photos in the first place as it takes away from the event. I let photogs take them, and I do the copy. I can always get the rights to run them if I want. When I tell people I never take photos of events like this, the reason is simple. So, crap like the envelope nightmare does not happen to me (the idea of taking photos when not part of the pass, etc.) It is not my job to take photos. Just report. Set up photos are OK, like the above. But, red carpet after 10 a.m. Oscar Sunday and the actual show, etc., - - nope. Just report. Of show itself, nope. The Academy is in charge of that and so, I let them. Taking photos often gets in the way of the story.
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I worked in media for 30 years...never let us define you - - now, I report of how they cover them and keep my entertainment beat...on my own is the way to go...I cover more of the business side of TV and movies. When requested to do more gossip and personality features for show business folk or newspaper editors, I balked and resisted. That was never what I cared about when it came to show business. The award season circuit is actually the business of show. It looks like they are handing out awards all the time, but that is the business and marketing of show. Not all award shows are covered anymore because they too, have lost sight of themselves and got too cocky and political. Also, I am more about content than photos and video. That just seem too lazy for me. Anyone can do that, but content in king.
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We are here to expose it and to even up the playing field - - bias is all around, so now we can be biased, too...I have CNN headlines below and Fox to the right. Note the tone and the differences in style in how and what they cover. Stark differences there for sure...
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