Michael M. Grynbaum, The New York Times

Michael M. Grynbaum

The New York Times

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Recent articles by Michael:

‘Tuesday Afternoon Impeachment’ Is as Big as ‘Monday Night Football’

TV’s impeachment drama is drawing big ratings, but a Democratic debate on MSNBC sank to a viewership low. → Read More

4 Democratic Candidates Push NBC on Eve of Debate

Citing harassment allegations at the network, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren urged its parent, Comcast, to conduct an independent review. → Read More

In Prime Time, Two Versions of Impeachment for a Divided Nation

At a historic moment, viewers turn to MSNBC and Fox News, reflecting a sharp political divide. → Read More

MSNBC’s Surprise Guest: George Conway, Husband of Kellyanne

In one of TV news’s most coveted bookings, a prominent Trump critic appeared on MSNBC to comment on the House impeachment hearings. → Read More

After Vindman’s Testimony Went Public, Right-Wing Conspiracies Fired Up

Just before the Purple Heart recipient spoke to House impeachment investigators, a host at Fox News and right-wing internet figures questioned his patriotism. → Read More

Rachel Maddow Confronts Her NBC News Bosses Live, on the Air

Her remarks came during an episode of her MSNBC show with her former colleague Ronan Farrow as a guest. Mr. Farrow praised her for “speaking truth to power.” → Read More

Trump Cancels Subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post

The White House also encouraged federal agencies to let their subscriptions lapse, saying that “taxpayer dollars will be saved.” → Read More

All-Female Panel Will Moderate Next Democratic Debate in Georgia

Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Ashley Parker and Kristen Welker will moderate the debate. NBC News is preparing for the event as it faces scrutiny for recent controversies. → Read More

8.3 Million Watched Ohio Democratic Debate on Television

Tuesday’s event drew an audience significantly smaller than the one for last month’s candidate forum in Houston. → Read More

Lights, Camera, Bathrooms: Televising the Largest Debate Field Ever

Speaking time. Restroom proximity. With 12 candidates onstage, CNN faced unique challenges with the Democratic debate. → Read More

Shep Smith, Fox News Anchor, Abruptly Departs From Network

The Fox News anchor, who at times criticized the network’s commentators, signs off. → Read More

CNN Rejects Two Trump Campaign Ads, Citing Inaccuracies

A pair of 30-second ads put forth the president’s dim view of the impeachment inquiry, relying on assertions that the network called inaccurate and “demonstrably false.” → Read More

Biden Campaign Urges TV Networks to Stop Booking Giuliani

Advisers to the former vice president wrote to executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News to “demand” that Mr. Giuliani not be invited on the air to discuss Ukraine and President Trump. → Read More

At Fox News, Trump Impeachment Inquiry Brings On-Air Sniping

As Tucker Carlson and Shepard Smith go public with a feud over President Trump’s latest troubles, Sean Hannity rides high in the ratings. → Read More

At Least 12 Democratic Candidates to Debate on Single Stage in Ohio, Party Says

The biggest field of the year is set for next month’s primary debate near Columbus, hosted by CNN and The New York Times. → Read More

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia Sues CBS for Defamation, Seeking $400 Million

He filed the lawsuit in response to interviews on “CBS This Morning” with two women who accused him of sexual misconduct. → Read More

How the El Paso Killer Echoed the Incendiary Words of Conservative Media Stars

Language like “invasion” and the “replacement” of Americans has increasingly become a regular part of Fox News broadcasts, Rush Limbaugh shows and other prominent conservative media. → Read More

Robert Mueller, Caught in the TV Spotlight

The once-silent superlawyer plays a role he didn’t want: cable-news protagonist. → Read More

Democratic Debate Ratings Exceed NBC’s Expectations, at 15.3 Million Viewers

Even 16 months before Election Day, interest in the campaign is intense. Wednesday’s TV audience nearly equaled the record for a Democratic primary debate. → Read More

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Steadfast Trump Fan, Never Wavered

The first mother to serve as White House press secretary stayed true to her boss as she oversaw the fade-out of the daily press briefing. → Read More