This fall NBC scheduled Jay Leno’s new talk show five nights a week in primetime, getting rid of dramas at that hour. But Leno’s ratings took a nosedive almost immediately, hurting the lead in to the local news on many NBC affiliates. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122372384
Three years ago producer Ceil Muller’s husband died unexpectedly. In a sound essay she offers some tips for those who find themselves in such a situation.
"The term meme was originally coined in the 1970s by Richard Dawkins, a British scientist and author of The Selfish Gene. Dawkins says a meme is something that spreads from person to person within a culture — like a toy craze or a pop song."