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Casting a wider net

Jan 24, 2006
First there was UPN and The WB. Now, there will be The CW. Today, the two struggling TV networks announced a merger. Tess Vigeland has the story.

No more free drug samples

Jan 24, 2006
A new study out today in a prominent medical journal calls for an end to the drug industry's practice of handing out drug samples to doctors. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer has more.
Posted In: Health

J&J mulls new Guidant offer

Jan 24, 2006
Johnson&Johnson is likely to escalate the bidding war over Guidant Technologies today. As Helen Palmer reports, the red-hot medical device market makes Guidant attractive, despite its liabilities.
Posted In: Health

Networks go a-courting

Jan 23, 2006
TV critic Aaron Barnhart reviews the lengths networks will go to court the nation's toughest TV audience with host Lisa Napoli.

CBS teams with Pontiac on 'micro-series'

Jan 23, 2006
Today the network debuts a new type of advertising in which serial TV and the 60-second ad spot become one. Tess Vigeland breaks it down.

New diet drug

Jan 23, 2006
A diet drug, now available only by prescription, could soon be on store shelves if it wins approval from FDA, which takes up the issue today. Andrea Gardner has more.
Posted In: Health

What's in a name?

Jan 20, 2006
Many young actors in Britain are steering clear of the country's actors union because they've already invested too much in marketing themselves under their own names. Ashely Milne-Tyte reports.

I want my ESPN

Jan 20, 2006
Some lawmakers are balking at "family-friendly" packages of TV programming that cable companies and others are offering, because they don't include sports channels. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Sports

The Job Files: Park Keeper

Jan 20, 2006
Today's installment of the job files looks at Ken Mitchell, who maintains the skating rinks for Minneapolis' city parks.

Canadian healthcare refugees

Jan 17, 2006
Everyone knows Canada provides free healthcare to all its citizens. So why are a growing number of Canadians coming to the US for medical attention? Steve McNally has the answer.
Posted In: Canada, Health

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