The Economist recently had a special report on television; I thought the best pieces were these two, though you can find more of them easily at the Economist's page. They raise an interesting question: Television is looking like it's coming upon some tough times, how will it make it through? But, as the Economist notes, we've heard this story before with television and TV's as strong as ever. I had never really considered the vitality and mutability of television but it's important to note.
On the other end of the spectrum, here's CNN preaching the end of television.