Top o’ the Top Five: The Death of a Dictator

Five weeks into the new network TV season, it isn’t a network show topping our weekly Top Five this week. Instead, it’s a news story — the death of a dictator. 1) The 42-year reign of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi comes to a fatal conclusion: The story of Gadhafi’s death after six months of civil war […]

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New Life in Television’s Evening News

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — There’s new life in broadcast television’s evening news shows, in part because of forces once thought poised to kill the genre off. Despite repeated death knells for the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts, they’ve just completed a TV season where all three grew their audiences for the first […]

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Tornado Footage Mesmerizing, Dangerous & Deadly

The tornadoes that ripped through seven southern U.S. states this week have left more than 300 dead and thousands of people devastated. In one NBC Nightly News report, survivors of a Mississippi declared, “Our lives are shattered.” In another report, people said, “We just started crying.” A couple quick facts: The U.S. has more tornadoes […]

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