Joe Biden, Barack Obama, John Boehner
For his first State of the Union address of his second term in office, President Barack Obama praised the progress made in areas such as the economy and related to the war abroad, but emphasized there is still a long way to go.
"The state of our union is stronger," he said, noting the rebounding stock market, the six million new jobs and the 34,000 American troops expected to return home by the end of next year at which time "our war in Afghanistan will be over."
Although the country is more than halfway towards reducing the national deficit, the question is "how do we finish the job," the President said. His answers included making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing by starting projects to fix infrastructure like bridges — programs that would create new jobs, and entice major companies to set up shop in America.
White House releases photo of President Obama shooting a gun
In order to encourage spending, the President also proposed...
Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly, Diane Sawyer
ABC World News will air a sit-down interview with former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on the two-year anniversary of her shooting, ABC announced Sunday.
Giffords, along with her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke to....
Rock Center with Brian Williams
The newest show with the smallest audience in the Monday-at-10/9c time slot made the biggest news — and got a ratings boost.
In its third week on the air, Rock Center with Brian Williams scored its first big "get" as Bob Costas interviewed former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky about the child sexual abuse allegations against him, attracting 4.49 million viewers and posting a 1.3 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds — a 30 percent increase in the demo. It also marked the newsmagazine's biggest viewership yet, though that bar is low with audiences of 3.51 million and 4.13 million in its first two weeks.
Mark Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords, Diane Sawyer
This week, it's all about Regis Philbin. The irrepressible broadcasting legend, who holds a Guinness World Record for most hours spent in front of a TV camera, will finally give it a rest at the end of this week, as he steps away from Live! With Regis and Kelly (check local listings) after nearly 25 years in national syndication and many years before that in a variety of jobs, including as Joey Bishop's late-night sidekick in the late '60s.
His time on Live! cemented his ...
Caterina Scorsone, Kate Walsh, Taye Diggs
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the second week of November sweeps:
Monday, Nov. 14
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Will Barney and Robin be able to keep their kiss a secret? They're going to try!
Our top moments of the week:
11. Worst Liar: Jerry Bruckheimer's new heist show Take the Money & Run rewards criminal masterminding: Hide a case containing $100,000 and if the cops can't find it within 48 hours while you're being interrogated, the dough is yours. How hard can it be, right? Apparently very hard for Paul. With 15 hours to go, Paul folds like a cheap tent — with tears in his eyes, natch — and confesses where he and his brother, Raul, hid the...
Off The Map
President Barack Obama's speech at the Tucson, Ariz., memorial for the victims of last weekend's shooting skewed Wednesday's prime-time ratings, throwing people off the trail of their regular shows.
The fourth season debut of Californication on Sunday brought in 848,000 viewers — the show's biggest audience for a season premiere. Between the first and encore airings, the episode drew 1.12 million viewers.
At 10, the premiere of Shameless drew 982,000 viewers, making it Showtime's biggest drama series debut in seven years. The Matt LeBlanc comedy Episodes premiered to...