Stephen Battaglio

covers the TV and media business for the LA Times

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Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering the media business; former Business Editor of TV Guide; author of David Susskind: A Televised Life

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“America’s Funniest Home Videos” celebrated its 30th birthday on Sunday. It’s ABC’s longest running primetime entertainment program.

The staying power of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” celebrated its 30th birthday on Sunday. It’s ABC’s longest running primetime entertainment program.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Monday night, CBS Evening News debuted a new anchor: Norah O’Donnell. She called President Trump’s recent tweets “racist.

Network TV news is still more popular than cable news

On Monday night, CBS Evening News debuted a new anchor: Norah O’Donnell. She called President Trump’s recent tweets “racist.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Sinclair Broadcast Group is closing a deal to take over Tribune Media, which owns KTLA and other local news channels in New York and Chicago.

Right wing broadcaster Sinclair pushes politics

Sinclair Broadcast Group is closing a deal to take over Tribune Media, which owns KTLA and other local news channels in New York and Chicago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Ketamine clinics are popping up all over Los Angeles offering to treat depression, anxiety, and other ailments. But are their claims legitimate?

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After Tuesday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 students and two educators, LA’s Rabbi Steve Leder explains why there’s still hope in this dark moment.

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Elon Musk is buying Twitter, social media seems to corrode democracy, and Kevin McCarthy’s Jan. 6 lie could compromise his bid to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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The book “The Quiet Before” is about big social movements and what shaped them, from the 16th century Scientific Revolution to today’s Black Lives Matter protests.

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Parents and teachers describe changed relationships with school as the 2021-2022 academic year ends.

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The United Nations can’t stop Russia’s war on Ukraine. And author Yascha Mounk says more diversity is a threat to democracy, but he’s still hopeful.

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A Florida politician is suing the federal government over what she says is unconstitutional regulation on gun ownership for marijuana users.

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Dr. Lucy Jones left behind a gig with the U.S. Geological Survey to devote her energy to fighting climate change. And she’d like to see music play a bigger role in the effort.

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After pandemic delays, the new Tom Cruise film “Top Gun: Maverick” opens on May 27, and is expected to be a hit.

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