From the story: “While the current U.S. President Donald Trump seems ripe for parody, it looks like South Park say they’re more are likely than ever to lay off him.”
I can’t remember if the Mary Tyler Moore Show was the first to spoof the eccentric hothouse atmosphere of a newsroom, but it remains one of the best. For columnist Margaret Sullivan, the show supplied more than yucks during its seven-year run; it provided a role model.
The verdict in the Travis Vader murder trial, who is accused of killing two Alberta seniors, will be televised live, a judge has ruled.
At the very end of his Monday night newscast, CBC TV’s Peter Mansbridge told The National’s audience that he would be stepping down from his job on July 1, 2017 — making it an almost 30-year run. Now, the big question becomes, who and what is next for the CBC?
Kevin Newman, a veteran anchor who was brought into CTV News as a digital evangelist and then bounced around doing all manner of on-air gigs, has been named host of CTV News’s long-running investigative magazine-style show.
Cost cutting drove a decision to cancel Global TV’s investigative show 16×9, the Globe and Mail reports. That leaves CTV’s W5 and CBC’s the fifth estate remaining as stand-alone investigative television shows in Canada.
On April 1, CTVNews.ca said it would stop hosting comments on its own story pages and instead use social media platforms for discussions: Fans are invited to join in on the conversations happening every day across CTV News’ wide range of social media platforms: on the CTV News Facebook page and the CTV News Channel […]
Garry Shandling, a veteran American comic genius, passed away Thursday at age 66. But he lives on through his influence on the work of others.
From the Globe and Mail (“Bell Media to cut 270 jobs in Toronto, 110 in Montreal“): Ongoing cost-cutting at Bell Media will see the company slash about 270 jobs in Toronto and 110 more in Montreal by the end of November.
Jon Stewart bade us farewell after more than 16 years of anchoring the Daily Show, which will carry on with new host Trevor Noah. Stewart left us with this salient piece of advice: The best defence against bullshit is vigilance. So if you smell something, say something.