Category: Boston Herald

Deal dispute forces WCVB off DirecTV

Boston Herald Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication DirecTV customers awoke to a 2017 without one of their local channels yesterday after negotiations between Hearst Television and the broadcast satellite service provider broke down, leaving Channel 5 in the dark on DirecTV platforms beginning at 12:01 a.m… Expert quote: “When you’re having your ratings count towards […]

Tito Jackson taps de Blasio advisers who showed city of haves, have-nots

Boston Herald Katherine Einstein, College of Arts & Sciences City Councilor Tito Jackson’s mayoral campaign theme could be a “tale of two cities” — the haves and the have-nots in the Hub — now that he is turning to campaigners for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who used such a pitch all the […]

Donald Trump may pick Exxon’s Rex Tillerson to head State

Boston Herald William Keylor, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences President-elect Donald Trump’s reported plan to pick Putin pal and ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of state would likely trigger a “sea change” in U.S.-Russia relations, experts said, as lawmakers press for a full airing of intel indicating Moscow somehow aided Trump in the […]

Trump talk with Taiwan prez tests Far East diplomacy

Boston Herald Adil Najam, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences President-elect Donald Trump spoke with the leader of Taiwan, marking the first time in more than three decades the two heads of state have directly talked — a move sure to infuriate and provoke China in the latest display of his disruptive governing style, analysts […]

HHS choice Tom Price brings plan to dismantle Obamacare

Boston Herald James Burgess, School of Public Health President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of health and human services comes to the job with a possible blueprint for dismantling Obamacare that’s been more than six years in the making…. Expert quote: “It’s likely to keep physicians’ salaries up but not necessarily save us any money.” […]

Fidel Castro’s passing opens possibilities for U.S.

Boston Herald Renata Keller & Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The death of Fidel Castro could speed up the warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, experts said, even as President-elect Donald Trump is expected to recalibrate America’s foreign policy approach to the Caribbean nation when […]

Live elevator cam gives C-SPAN a lift

Boston Herald Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication C-SPAN’s live camera feed of the golden elevators at Trump Tower — showing a parade of media titans and potential White House appointees coming and going — has spawned the hashtag #elevatorcam and a spike in viewers for the usually dry congressional channel… Expert quote: “This is an […]