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Jon Friedman

For roughly 14 years MarketWatch published Jon Friedman's Media Web column, a widely read destination for media industry professionals. A former reporter, columnist and editor for Bloomberg, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Investors Daily and other publications, he is also the author of "Forget About Today: Bob Dylan's Genius for (ReInvention, Shunning the Naysayers, and Creating a Personal Revolution" (2012, Penguin) and the co-author of "House of Cards: INside the Troubled Empire of American Express" (1992, Putnam).

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Michael Douglas' Bizarre and Brilliant Media Strategy

Michael Douglas is a genius.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 4, 2013 2:21 PM
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Michael Douglas, Oral Sex, Cancer and the Starstruck Media

In case you missed the big news this week, it didn't come out of Iraq or Washington or Oklahoma. It came out of Michael Douglas' mouth. Or something like that.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 3, 2013 3:38 PM
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How Will Elvis Costello/Burt Bacharach/Chuck Lorre's Painted From Memory Fare on Broadway?

Elvis Costello's fans got some exciting news recently.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 3, 2013 12:29 PM
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On Sunday Morning, TV Rambles On and On and On.

TV's Sunday morning talk shows ramble on and on and on. And on.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 2, 2013 10:04 AM
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Jean Stapleton, TV's Edith Bunker, Dies at 90

Jean Stapleton, America's most beloved "dingbat," has died of naturlal causes at the age of 90.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 1, 2013 5:19 PM
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Can NHL's Dream Playoff Match-ups Boost NBC's Ratings?

The National Hockey League should be all smiles as the semi-finals are about to begin, pitting the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings in the west and the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins in the east.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 1, 2013 5:00 PM
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Can ESPN Spell F-o-x?

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 31, 2013 3:54 PM
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Friday Media Matrix Question: Cheers, 20 Years After the Send-Off: The Best TV Sit-Com Finale Ever?

The most memorable episode in a long-running show's history is the finale. Maybe it won't "make" a fabled show's history -- but it sure can throw a little cold water on a a show's legacy.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 31, 2013 8:49 AM
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Anthony Weiner: Will the Media Let Him Become New York's Next Mayor?

If you live in New York City, all you've been reading and hearing about lately is the improbable political comeback of one Anthony Weiner.
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  • May 30, 2013 7:05 PM
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CNBC Has Ratings Challenges -- And That's Great News for You!

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 30, 2013 12:05 PM
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