The Radice Files — Issue #19 “Everything Is Gonna Be All Right”

“The tedium is the message.” Jonathan Chait, NY Mag.

Joe Biden set to acknowledge ground-shaking history of the last year in first speech to Congress — CNNPolitics

When President Joe Biden delivers his first address to Congress on Wednesday, two of the past year’s ground-shaking events will be hard to ignore.

At social media hearing, lawmakers circle algorithm-focused Section 230 reform — TechCrunch

Rather than a CEO-slamming sound bite free-for-all, Tuesday’s big tech hearing on algorithms aimed for more of a listening session vibe — and in that sense it mostly succeeded. The hearing centered on testimony from the policy leads at Facebook, YouTube and Twitter rather than the chief executives of those companies for a change. The […]

News Corp Won’t Launch U.K. News Network | Hollywood Reporter

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp will not launch a fully fledged Fox News-style news channel in the U.K., finding that this would not be financially viable.

Line Of Duty’s Craig Parkinson Predicts Exit Of Major Character In Series 6 Finale | HuffPost UK

The actor, who played The Caddy, believes one of the AC-12 gang will leave the BBC show and “deserves nothing but a hero’s exit”.

‘Nomadland’ Among Oscar Winners to See Post-Awards Surge in VOD Sales

The Oscars may have had by far the worst ratings in history, but a bump in interest has been a boon to “Nomadland” and other winners.

Global Time Spent Streaming Spiked 36% in Q1 | Chart

Global time spent streaming increased 36% year-over-year, according to new data from Conviva. Here’s how streaming time has changed

Introducing the TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2021

Introducing the 2021 TIME100 Companies: TIME’s inaugural list of the world’s 100 most influential businesses

Vikki Dougan on How She Became ‘The Back’ — The New York Times

The model once known as “The Back” on a Hollywood career cut short.

Extremists Find a Financial Lifeline on Twitch — The New York Times

QAnon adherents and other far-right influencers are making thousands of dollars broadcasting election and vaccine conspiracy theories on the streaming site.

Byron Allen launches free streaming service ‘Local Now,’ delivering local news — TheGrio

Allen, owner of theGrio, proudly calls Local Now “the most localized news and entertainment free-streaming service on the planet.”

TikTok on TV: what does the social video platform’s ad spend tell us? | The Drum

If TikTok and other social video platforms really are intent on stealing traditional media’s lunch, is proving the effectiveness of TV advertising really the best way of going about it?

Tesla Q1 Earnings Leaned Hard on Bitcoin Sales — Bloomberg

Crypto speculation accounting for a quarter of an EV maker’s net income may not be an encouraging sign.

‘Mortal Kombat’ Packs Big Punch Streaming on HBO Max | Broadcasting+Cable

Samba TV sees 3.8 million households tuning in, topping ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

‘The Flintstones’ Adult Animated Sequel Series Starring Elizabeth Banks in the Works at Fox

“Bedrock” is set two decades after the original cartoon, with Banks voicing a twentysomething Pebbles

W. Virginia to offer $100 savings bonds to young people who receive vaccine

West Virginia will give $100 savings bonds to 16- to 35-year-olds who get a Covid-19 vaccine, the state’s governor announced this week.

In Case You Missed It…

Inside Anthony Hopkins’s Unexpected Win at the Oscars — The New York Times

The actor offered to accept via Zoom but the academy said no. Still, he won because of a release strategy that ensured his film would peak at the last minute.

The Wayback Machine

Last Call with Carson Daly promo featuring No Doubt [video] — Jan. 2002

When “Last Call with Carson Daly” premiered on NBC Latenight, I executive produced a series of spots directed by Joe Chapura. This one featured the band “No Doubt” stuffed in an elevator at 30 Rock!




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