Reality TV Might Have Helped Reduce Teen Pregnancy

By: Tuesday January 14, 2014 12:30 pm

The MTV reality series “16 and Pregnant” may have actually helped to noticeably reduce teen pregnancy in America according to a new working paper by Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine.


Obama Says He Can’t Issue Executive Order Ending DADT

By: Thursday October 14, 2010 4:23 pm

Today, Barack Obama appeared at an MTV town hall (co-sponsored by BET and CTV), and there he was asked about why he did not just issue an executive order to end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT)

Late Night: Lady Gaga Pokes Harry Reid on DADT

By: Tuesday September 14, 2010 8:00 pm

On Sunday Lady Gaga went to the Video Music Awards with former members of the armed service who left/were discharged over Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and who are part of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.

Today Lady Gaga tweeted her nearly 7 million followers and asked them to call Harry Reid and schedule a Senate vote on the repeal of DADT. Reid must have gotten the messages. He responded via Twitter.

Al Gore’s Current TV Lays Off 80 Staff, Changes Direction

By: Thursday November 12, 2009 5:50 pm

In a major restructuring, cable channel Current TV–co-founded by Al Gore–has laid off 80 employees, about 25% of its staff.

Most of the axed were based in the Los Angeles office, affecting in-house production and striking a yet another blow to the city’s already suffering entertainment industry. The original programs “Current Tonight,” “Current Takeover” and “Current Exposed” have been canceled and David Neumann, the head of programming was fired. About 300 employees total remain.

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