Jill Brooke


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    FOURTH ESTATE: Too Close For Comfort

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    At lunch tables from New York’s Royalton to Remi, magazine editors were stunned. While most acknowledge that the wall between advertising and editorial is crumbling, the debate raged whether Vogue’s […]

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    Fourth Estate: Star Struck

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    Nowadays the financial fate of the networks is determined by the stars. Not the celestial kind–the Hollywood kind. NBC, for example, has to pay newly minted Oscar-winner Helen Hunt $1 […]

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    Fourth Estate: Counterpunch

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    It has become a ritual. on tuesday nights, in suburban homes from Delaware to Des Moines, in city apartments from Seattle to New York, eager viewers cluster around the TV […]

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    Fourth Estate: Can We Talk?

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    “We are a Jerry Springer world,” declared Bill Maher in a skit for his ABC late-night show, Politically Incorrect. Spoofing President Clinton’s sex scandal with 24-year-old Monica Lewinsky, Maher hired […]

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    Fourth Estate: Girl Power

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    Conventional wisdom held that the film version of the titanic would sink as surely as its namesake. It cost $200 million to make and another $50 million to market. It […]

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    Fourth Estate: Faith, Hope And Clarity

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    Touched by an angel could use some heavenly intervention. Sure, the series has been blessed with ratings and critical acclaim, but the devil-may-care attitude of advertisers toward the Sunday night […]

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    Fourth Estate: Radio Days

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    When tv’s Rosie O’Donnell held up a chocolate-covered Ring Ding, smacked her lips and declared her love for the lunch-box snack, a publicist sighed and said to me, “You can’t […]

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    Fourth Estate: Judgment Day

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    Ad buyers’ verdicts can mean life or death for a TV show Quick, call Oliver Stone. A conspiracy seems to be taking place involving the fall TV season. The grand […]