Peter W. Kaplan, the former New York Observer editor who cast a sardonic lens on Manhattan’s ruling class while still evincing a romantic’s view of the city, has died, the New York Times reported. He was 59.
Yahoo! Inc.’s push to hire Katie Couric, who once earned as much as $15 million a year anchoring the “CBS Evening News,” signifies an accelerated drive by Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer to build content as more consumers turn to the Internet for television-style reporting.
Time Warner Inc., owner of cable channels TNT, CNN and HBO, reported third-quarter profit that surpassed analysts’ estimates after its television networks benefited from higher programming fees and advertising.
“Game Change 2” has just been published, and horse-race junkies currently feeling the aches and fevers of election withdrawal (Virginia and New Jersey’s gubernatorial races -- much less New York’s puny mayoral race -- hardly provided a fix) are rejoicing. As well they should. “Game Change 2” -- the actual title is “Double Down: Game Change 2012” -- is a joyous romp through the seedy underbelly of presidential campaigning. It’s a cure for the off-year shakes.