Howard Kurtz

Stories by Howard Kurtz

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    Hillary in 2016!

    Campaign fatigue? Get over it. The jockeying for the next presidential run is already well underway.
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    Chomping at the Bit

    John McCain is dying to help Romney. But is his advice wanted?
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    Game On

    Don’t like gymnastics? NBC is betting you’ll watch the Olympics anyway.
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    Walter Cronkite’s Firing Offense

    Junkets. A liberal bias. Howard Kurtz on a new biography that reveals how much has changed in America’s news culture.
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    Morning Stars Rising

    Journalism suffers as TV news seeks salvation in celebrity.
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    Ditching Dubya

    The top GOP candidates were Bush backers—and are running from his legacy as fast as they can.
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    Barack’s Bodyguard

    Meet the Democratic leader who’s blasting Republicans and reaching out to a peeved Congress.
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    How Low Can Morning TV Go?

    As CBS goes serious for sunrise, stars at rival networks grumble about the fluffy fare.
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    Charlie Rose

    The TV host talks about asking lengthy questions, two decades on PBS, and whether he’ll take over ‘The Early Show’ on CBS.
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    Roger’s Reality Show

    First, Ailes dialed back the Tea Party talk. Now he’s turning the GOP race into a political X-Factor.
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    Juan Williams Interview

    The Fox News analyst talks about losing his NPR job, the Murdoch haters, and why he can’t get a TV show.
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    The Empire Strikes Back

    The 80-year old mogul couldn't resist a shot at rivals with "dirty hands" for trying to build the "hysteria" of the phone-hacking scandal.
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    Split-Personality Disorder

    The clash over the debt has exposed the gulf between GOP purists and pragmatists.
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    2012's Cowards

    The Republican Party flirts should stop complaining about how tough it is to run for president and get in the game.
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    The Hardest Deadline

    A dizzying news cycle. An industry on the brink. Can the press make it past May?
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    Is Sarah Palin Over?

    As her presidential poll numbers shrink, her Fox ratings and her media profile are waning.
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    Katie Couric Seeks Advice

    On her way out, the CBS anchor starts to open up about her life’s ups and downs.
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    The Trump Backlash

    The Donald’s free ride is over. As the 2012 race begins, time for more reality, less reality TV.
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    What’s Killing NPR

    Steve Inskeep, a veteran National Public Radio correspondent, is calling from Cairo, having just visited a 23-year-old man with welts on his back who says the Egyptian Army tortured him. “That, to me, is a real story,” he says.
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    Kurtz: Why Lara Logan Couldn't Stay Away from the Story

    Lara Logan kept going back to war, even after coming under enemy fire, even after an antitank missile struck her Humvee in Iraq and the soldier next to her lost his leg. Having children, however, changed her.