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With 15,000 credentialed media members looking for a story, a political convention is a frenetic mob scene. Journalists and their crews outnumbered delegates almost five to one last week at the Republican gathering, but in muggy Cleveland the result wasn’t clarity — it was more like a fog.
Prominent among the media masses were John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Bloomberg Politics’ managing editors, hosts of “With All Due Respect” and stars of Showtime’s political documentary series “The Circus.”
“For four days, we all come here and do theater criticism, and it’s based on our instincts, our sense of things, our fingertip feel, our history of watching these things,” Heilemann said. “It is not based on anything that is, like, real. A week from now, there will be data, and we will know how successful the convention was.”
Not that anyone was waiting. As the week unfolded, there was one story after another of convention missteps and »
- Ted Johnson
Decades is a digital multicast network that CBS launched via its O&O stations last May in partnership with Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting. The channel features vintage TV series, movies and news programming curated to reflect current events, notable anniversaries and pop culture trends.
“Dick Cavett Show” episodes will included in the mix of the six-hour “time capsule” program block that airs each weekday on Decades. Decades programmers will reach into the Cavett vault when there’s a show with a guest or topic that fits the day’s theme.
Resurrecting full episodes of classic yakkers has become a cottage industry for digital multicast networks. Tribune Media’s Antenna TV has made a splash »
- Cynthia Littleton
2 items from 2016
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