Skip to main content

Television broadcasting of news



Exclusively on
Due to the contractual nature of the Fresh Air Archive, segments must be at least 6 months old to be considered part of the archive. To listen to segments that aired within the last 6 months, please click the blue off-site button to visit the Fresh Air page on

Anchor Katy Tur revisits her high-flying childhood — and the hurt that lingers

In her new memoir, Rough Draft, Tur looks back on her childhood, and reflects on her difficult relationship with her father — Zoey Tur, who came out as a trans woman in 2013 — a person she describes in her memoir as talented and charismatic, but also volatile and, at times, abusive.


Back For More: Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Is A Serious Standout.

Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels as cable news anchorman Will McAvoy, returns July 14 for its second season. TV critic David Bianculli says some critics find the show preachy, but he likes that it tackles serious and complicated subjects.


Jeff Daniels: Anchoring The Cast Of 'The Newsroom.'

The actor stars in Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama The Newsroom, playing an anchorman inspired to give up fluff pieces and return to hard-hitting journalism. The series returns for a second season starting July 14.

This interview was originally broadcast on June 20, 2012.


David Bianculli Says 2012 Brought No New TV Favorites

Fresh Air's television critic says there weren't any new shows this year that wowed him and that the shows he watched and loved this year were ones that have been on for at least a season. His No. 1 favorite remains Breaking Bad.


'The Newsroom' Caught Up In A Partisan Divide.

Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series follows the inner workings of a cable news show that sets out to challenge our hyperpartisan, 24/7 news culture. But critic John Powers says Sorkin has created a show that replicates much of what it thinks it's opposing.


Bianculli Picks The Best (And Worst) TV Of 2011.

Fresh Air's TV critic reveals his top 10 list of the year's best shows, from a political drama on Showtime to a "risky" comedy on ABC. Bianculli also reveals which shows are the worst to hit screens this year — including not one but two shows featuring Snooki.


Did you know you can create a shareable playlist?


There are more than 22,000 Fresh Air segments.

Let us help you find exactly what you want to hear.
Just play me something
Your Queue

Would you like to make a playlist based on your queue?

Generate & Share View/Edit Your Queue