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Fox News Channel faces backlash from Hollywood creators

Jun. 19, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham's description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps." "Modern Family" co-creator Steve Levitan...

CBS' '60 Minutes' gathers audience week by week

Jun. 19, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newsmagazine "60 Minutes" was not television's most popular program this year, but for the 11th consecutive season it had more people who watched at least once during the year than any other non-sports show on TV. The Nielsen company's cumulative measurement of programs may not mean...

Nielsen's top programs for June 11-17

Jun. 19, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 11.46 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.51 million. 3. "Code Black," CBS, 6.18 million. 4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 6.13 million. 5. "World of Dance," NBC, 6.07...

Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

Jun. 18, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine, a leader at media giants including Time, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, was named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times on Monday, when the paper's new owner officially took control.  Pearlstine, 75, had been serving for...

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

Jun. 18, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S....

Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media

Jun. 18, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a phone conversation with her executive producer over the weekend, "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King wondered if there wasn't more the network could do on the story of children being separated from parents through the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. Almost...

New study finds continued gender disparity in book coverage

Jun. 18, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study finds that few of the top literary publications are giving equal time to women authors and reviewers. The highly anticipated "VIDA Count," released Monday, has The New Yorker, The Nation and The Atlantic among those devoting less than 40 percent of their book coverage to women...

Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

Jun. 18, 2018 1:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly." Until then, consideration of...

Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

Jun. 18, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House adviser on Sunday distanced the Trump administration from responsibility for separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, even though the administration put in place and could easily end a policy that has led to a spike in cases of split and...

Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Jun. 17, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly." Until then, consideration of...