The Truthdig columnist, whose talk show is nominated for a Daytime Emmy, joins correspondent Ashlee Banks to discuss why it's vital to broadcast dissident voices.
The Oprahpocalypse is upon us. On Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey made her final speech in a farewell sequence that has spanned several months since her announcement that she was pulling the plug on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Great, but did she give away any cars?
Late night chatterbox Conan O’Brien, whose career woes briefly made him the perfect entertainer for a nation of unemployed people, is headed back to work. TBS, which already has a late night show helmed by George Lopez, managed to secure the rights to Conan’s yuk-yuks ahead of Fox.
Glenn Beck took time off from televised crying last Friday to explain himself to Jay Leno. "I'm a regular guy. I'm a self-educated man," said Beck, who bragged about his 10 weeks of college. Shortly before announcing "I'm not a TV guy," Beck declared that "we have a truth problem" in America. No shit.
So long, "Oprah" -- in 2011, that is. Oprah Winfrey's eponymous show went national in 1986, and, on Thursday, the talk show host and international media mogul gave notice when she'll call it a wrap: Sept. 9, 2011, just a day over 25 years since her daytime reign began.
When Sen. John McCain finally appeared on "Late Night" on Thursday, David Letterman didn't let him forget that he had stood Letterman up last month. Later, McCain joked, "I haven't had so much fun since my last interrogation."
The power of Oprah Winfrey's endorsement is clearly quantifiable when it comes to her "favorite things" (eg book sales), but how about her favorite people (e Barack Obama)? Well, a scholarly duo from the University of Maryland came up with 1 million votes as the impressive, if somewhat strangely derived, number that represents the boost Oprah has given Obama since she gave him her official stamp of approval.
Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres announced during a taping of her TV show on Thursday that she plans to marry girlfriend Portia de Rossi, now that the California Supreme Court has laid the groundwork for gay and lesbian couples to tie the knot.