How NBC Flubbed Its Coverage, Reported The Wrong Gold Medalist, Then Botched The Correction Of One Of The Most Stunning Upsets In Olympic History

When Ester Ledecká crossed the finish line of this morning’s run of the women’s Super-G a hundredth of a second ahead of reigning gold medalist Anna Veith, the Czech couldn’t believe she’d beaten the Austrian champ. Ledecká, after all, is best known for her achievements in a completely different event: snowboarding,…

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New NBC Show Turned Gay Character Straight So the Creator Could 'Connect' More With Him

This March will see the debut of NBC’s Rise. It’s a musical drama about a high school teacher in a largely blue-collar town who revitalizes the school’s theater program, puts on a production of Spring Awakening, and inspires the whole town or something. It stars Auli’i Cravalho of Moana fame and Rosie Perez of Rosie…

Two Women and Zero Harassers Are Leading the Today Show Now and Everything Is Fine

It’s been almost two weeks since Matt Lauer’s abrupt firing from NBC’s Today show over sexual misconduct. Yet despite being one of America’s most familiar faces and beloved hosts for 20 years, it looks like Lauer’s departure hasn’t hurt Today’s ratings. In fact, Today has become the most-watched newscast for the…

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The Sunday Politics Shows Are Crammed Full of White Dudes And They're Not Getting Better

Talking to Very Serious People sitting around a table may seem an outdated form of content for blog readers like you and me. Yet the three largest Sunday political shows—NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation, and ABC’s This Week—still muster 10 million viewers each week and drive the “agenda” in Washington…