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Viewers track terror on Fox, CNN

Published Jan. 12, 2015

Terrorism is what it is - an event that causes fear and the terror that comes with knowing how vulnerable we really are to similar acts claiming more lives in the future. When national and international news outlets cover these attacks, it shows their programming nature.


Pro sports ready for openly gay athlete

Published April 16, 2013

The major American pro sports leagues are getting ready for its first active, male athletes to come out. And when this happens there's going to be a lot of shouting about progress and how far we have come, but that's a little overwrought. Real progress will be when a gay professional athlete is only concerned about his performance on the field and the rest of us cheer or boo for the way he plays.


Our top cops take gun debate to national stage

Published Feb. 28, 2013

One thing about the debate over gun control is that Milwaukee's two big law enforcement officers are becoming national spokesmen. Police chief Edward Flynn is slated to appear on "Anderson Cooper 360" tonight on CNN at 8 p.m. Flynn thus joins Sheriff David A. Clarke who has enjoyed some national fame recently.


An uplifting story on a depressing news day

Published Feb. 28, 2012

On a day filled with the sad news of a fatal school shooting in Ohio and a tragic Wauwatosa train accident that left an 11-year-old dead, I did hear one uplifting story Monday. Last week, Wisconsin's Matt Razink, who lost part of his arm in a work accident, was on Anderson Cooper's eponymous TV show to get a prosthetic arm that was handmade for him by Advanced Arm Dynamics.


OnMedia: Egypt and the other revolution

Published Feb. 16, 2011

Is Anderson Cooper out of line for calling Hosni Mubarak a "liar"? ... Word of a vicious attack last week of a CBS correspondent in Cairo ... Random Lake's Amanda Boehlke tries to win the latest "Survivor."


OnMedia: An argument for Al Jazeera

Published Feb. 11, 2011

The dramatic conclusion to the Cairo protests was well-covered by Al Jazeera's English-language outlet. But you had to go to the Internet to see it ... Groupon has dropped its Super Bowl ad campaign because of anger from its customers ... A look back at the 1971 Grammys.


OnMedia: Over that blizzard hump

Published Feb. 3, 2011

Now that the snow has stopped and the wind died down, Channel 6 can focus on the Super Bowl ... Jim Cantore gets all excited about our weather ... The return of "Beavis and Butt-Head" ... Anderson Cooper becomes a target in Cairo.


OnMedia: Shepard Smith and Katrina

Published Aug. 25, 2010

Hurricane Katrina was a key event in the career of Fox News anchor Shepard Smith... You can tweet your way into the Emmy Awards telecast... Channel 12 is giving up an hour of prime-time Wednesday for a gubernatorial debate.


OnMedia: Greta Van Susteren is here to stay

Published June 22, 2010

Greta Van Susteren just extended her contract with Fox News Channel -- and the investment in her has paid off for the top-rated cable news channel ... HBO orders a fourth season of "True Blood."... A funny "reality" show parody.


OnMedia: Five TV alternatives to the Super Bowl

Published Feb. 5, 2010

Although the Super Bowl will capture the majority of TV viewers Sunday evening, it's only on one channel and there are plenty of other options ... Remember Dawn Hasbrouck? She's heading to Chicago ... And Betty White may provide some laughs on Sunday evening.


OnMedia: Haiti shows what TV still does best

Published Jan. 14, 2010

The earthquake that crushed Haiti's capital has caused the usual mobilization of TV anchors and correspondents who are bringing the tragedy into U.S. homes... And, on a far less serious note, Conan O'Brien continues to have fun with his situation at the expense of NBC.


OnMedia: Are we really interested in 3D TV?

Published Jan. 6, 2010

Lots of TV viewers still haven't made the transition to high-definition TV and two major cable outlets -- ESPN and Discovery -- are talking about rolling out 3D channels ... Will "Ugly Betty" hook up with her boss? ... And "Lost" up to now -- in eight brief minutes.