Even with only a few weeks left in 2012, I really didn’t plan on writing a “year-in-review” column this week. (In fact, I’m not real sure I’d thought about writing one at all.) With Christmas quickly approaching, and so little of my shopping done, it seems more natural to look ahead than it does to
It happens all the time. However, it’s less common for behind-the-scenes contract negotiations to spill across the front pages of newspapers and business journals across America. The ongoing contract renegotiations between DirecTV and entertainment giant Viacom have turned ugly—with both sides attempting to win customer allegiance in a white-hot PR war.
I confess. I’m often a little slow when it comes to discovering great television shows. On several occasions, I’ve been known to shrug off the impassioned urgings of trusted friends and family members who have told me about the greatest new TV show. It’s hubris, mostly, and it’s indefensible. For years, friends of mine—really intelligent,