Trevor Noah’s Announcement

Trevor Noah’s Announcement

Trevor Noah announced tonight that he’s going to leave “The Daily Show” after seven years as its host. In doing so, Noah didn’t reveal when his last time behind the desk would occur, nor give any indication of who he’d like his successor...
Prime Football

Prime Football

When Al Michaels — one of the best play-by-play broadcasters of all time — is calling the game, why would anyone choose the alternate audio to listen to five guys not named Peyton or Eli doing commentary from a man cave in Dallas? That was one of the questions I had...
One Less Hour

One Less Hour

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported: “NBC has discussed stopping programming in the 10pm hour, a cost-cutting move that would reflect waning interest in broadcast TV.” The obvious joke response was, “Call Jay Leno and tell him he can have his old...
Reliable But Fired

Reliable But Fired

I was sorry to hear CNN canceled its Sunday morning media affairs show, “Reliable Sources,” and fired its host, Brian Stelter. I always found Brian’s reporting and writing to be top-notch, combined with a strong work ethic that made him willing to...
Martin Short In The Guest Chair

Martin Short In The Guest Chair

When you’re hosting a TV or radio show that relies on guests, you want people who will make your life easier by being prepared to entertain. In my radio career, I knew I could always count on Carl Reiner, Brian Regan, Dave Barry, Kathleen Madigan, Meredith...
Final Jeopardy Wagering

Final Jeopardy Wagering

As a longtime “Jeopardy!” viewer, I’m regularly impressed with the breadth of knowledge many of the contestants have retained and can recall at a moment’s notice. But I’m also baffled by the inability of some of them to wager correctly...