Al Lewis

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Denver Post in-print stock tables cut generates few complaints -- just like spiked comics

    ​Do most readers no longer expect to find longtime newspaper staples in print? Consider that last week, the Denver Post trimmed Doonesbury and other comic strips from the physical paper without causing an uproar. And the response has been similarly modest a day after the Post axed stock and mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Peter Boyles's KHOW program now Denver's number one morning show

    Peter Boyles.​KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles has a newly lifted face, as seen in the photo at right, and a new title -- host of Denver's number-one morning show. That's right: Boyles's often controversial program has quietly ascended to the top of the ratings in most major categories -- an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    John Elway calls Al Lewis a scumbag in column, but Denver Post readers don't see it: Why not?

    Al Lewis.​On November 30, Dow Jones columnist Al Lewis wrote a very funny piece about being called a "scumbag" by John Elway, who recently lost millions in Sean Mueller's Ponzi scheme. But while most of Lewis's columns run in the Denver Post, where he was previously a staffer, this one didn't. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Ted Haggard's new church: Christian comeback or empty infomercial?

    Ready for his closeup?​Massage fan Ted Haggard's attempted comeback with St. James Church is such a made-for-TV enterprise that it makes sense his pulpit performances are getting regular reviews. Thus far, however, there's wide disagreement among critics about whether the services strike the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Cathy Donohue got a crash course in Toyota's problems

    ​For decades, as both a Denver City Council member and then a member of then-Mayor Wellington Webb's administration, Cathy Donohue helped steer the course of Denver. She just never expected to steer into Denver. But on November 24, 2008, Donohue was behind the wheel when her car crashed into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Belated recognition: Rocky Mountain News wins coveted SABEW award

    The Best in Business awards doled out annually by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers are among the most prestigious in journalism, and a Denver newspaper won an important one. Unfortunately, that publication no longer exists. Yep, the Rocky Mountain News earned the overall excelle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    KOA's Mike Rosen tackles critics' questions about his fiscal meltdown

    KOA radio host Mike Rosen has had his fill of talking about serious losses he sustained in relation to investments he made with Boulder-based Agile Group, a firm he used to advertise. As he said on the air and during an interview with Westword late last week, he believes that he was "caught in the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Dow Jones subscribers know Al Lewis got the scoop on Tancredo, Rosen losses

    This morning, both Denver dailies feature page-one stories about Agile Group, a Boulder wealth-management firm with a couple of notable local clients -- KOA talk-show host Mike Rosen and former congressman Tom Tancredo -- who say they've lost a bundle. Predictably, the Rocky Mountain News focused on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Denver Film Festival vet and TV "dinosaur" Ed Asner part of Stop the Presses

    Ed Asner as Lou Grant. Ed Asner is back at the Denver International Film Festival -- at least on film. The irascible star of Lou Grant came to Denver 21 years ago, when the completely forgettable O'Hara's Wife opened the festival in 1987. But former festival director Ron Henderson won't forget one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Denver Post's Al Lewis and Dow Jones to do Business Together

    Denver Post business columnist Al Lewis recently received an offer he couldn't refuse. The folks at Dow Jones Newswires asked him to write a national column for the service -- an enormous coup given the current state of the newspaper industry. The position allows him to maintain his home base of Den ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    Post Employees Do the Shuffle

    The employees at the Denver Post knew about tough times in the newspaper business long before the general public keyed in to the depth of the dilemma. But the message really hit home on April 4, when the attached flier turned up in their mailboxes. The item, distributed under the auspices of the Den ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2008

    A Denver Daily Wouldn't Touch Michael Garcia

    The Rocky balked at printing a salacious story from an anonymous source. The Post and a political website didn't. Who was right?

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    Denver Post Business Columnist Al Lewis on Shrinkage

    The standalone Business section is a thing of the past in weekday editions of the Denver Post -- a fact that a reader commenting on the More Messages blog about the development found ironic in light of past remarks by Post business columnist Al Lewis. In January 2007, as noted in this Message entry, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2007

    The Video Professor Sues His Unnamed Critics

    Denver's John Scherer, a.k.a. the Video Professor, comes across as a kindly sort on the infomercials that his company airs on TV stations and cable systems across the country. But as was made clear in Westword's 2006 cover story about the Prof and his empire, which is based on mail-order tutorials d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007

    Way to Go After Joe

    In general, the Denver dailies did an impressive job of covering the trial of former Qwest chief executive Joe Naccho (pictured). But while the Denver Post's Al Lewis, in particular, made a strong showing throughout the process, the Rocky Mountain News narrowly bested its crosstown rival, thanks to ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2007


    Is the new, smaller Rocky more "convenient" than ever, or a sign of an impending newspaper apocalypse?

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    More Messages: "Crossing" Purposes

    To put it mildly, "The Crossing," an ongoing Rocky Mountain News project penned by reporter Kevin Vaughan (pictured) is a mammoth undertaking. The story of a horrific 1961 train/schoolbus accident that killed twenty children, the series is scheduled to run in 33 parts, with the first appearing on Ja ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Tape Heads

    Channel 4 plans to phase out videotape in the coming year. Could the jobs of people who work with it be next?

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    On Watch

    Media Matters leans left as it targets the right.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2006

    More Messages: The Sort-Of Scoop

    In its August 3 edition, the Rocky Mountain News published "Sol's Goodbye Kiss," an article that seemed to offer up new information about a gag-inducing corporate giveaway. Reporter Jeff Smith's first paragraph read, "Qwest Communications agreed to pay then-US West CEO Sol Trujillo a $72 million gol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2006

    More Messages: How to Succeed in Business

    The June 8 blog item "Musical Chairs" featured a memo announcing upper-level staff shifts at the Denver Post, as well as speculation from yours truly about what the changes mean in the greater scheme of things. At one point, for instance, I suggested that moving former metro-news boss Jeff Taylor in ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    The Message

    Press On

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    The Message

    Business Call

  • News

    May 23, 2002

    Letter to the Editor

    Here's our top-ten list of ways the Post's new leader can make his paper better.

  • People & Places

    April 4, 2002
  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Bang for the Bucks

    How did Denver turn the city's reporters into publicists? By blowing stuff up.

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Show Them the Money

    The business of writing about business can be mighty profitable these days.

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    A Word From Our Sponsor

    Television keeps moving the line between advertising and editorial.