This time, the choice is clear. Barack Obama has shown the knowledge, courage, judgment, and temperament to be the next President of the United States. He already beat all odds to become the Democratic nominee earlier this year—his life story is one of the most fascinating examples of success.
It’s been over a year since Jim Shearer (or anyone) has hosted the show, but we’ve learned some sort of program named Subterranean is still airing on MTV2. What does the ghost of Subterranean look like these days? Plus, a new cover story and some other odds and ends at The 120 Minutes Archive.
Are music videos dead? Not if MTV has anything to say about it — wait, what? The channel has debuted a new weekly video premiere show, FNMTV, and it’s a surprisingly refreshing take on Music Television in the era of the Internet.
On this Memorial Day 2008, we unofficially welcome the summer and take a look at some of the season’s best new music according to us, including Santogold, as you can see over there. Also, we made a pretty big deal about “Pitchfork.tv” a few months ago, so we’ll see if the service has lived up to the hype.
We’re in the midst of the longest U.S. presidential campaign in recent memory — perhaps the longest ever. The endless news cycle and the overexposure of election coverage lead TV news journalists to undermine the seriousness of the situation, and worse, ignore established journalistic and ethical standards.This being the year 2008, we’re also more connected than ever, with more access to cable television and the Internet than ever before. Along with all the access to information also comes an unprecedented amount of presidential campaign and election coverage.
I watched an episode of the PBS series Wide Angle about Al Jazeera, a TV news channel that provides coverage of world events with a worldview that’s very different from similar channels in the U.S. It got me thinking about the value of consuming news from around the world with a variety of perspectives.
There’s now a new contender in the world of alternative music television. Pitchfork assembled the resources to launch their own broadband channel, and we can’t wait. Is this the future? Also this week, more playlists for the archive.