| Baseball taking a stand against cancer
- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the groundbreaking initiative backed by Major League Baseball and aimed at raising funds for collaborate research in the fight against cancer, will give everyone cause to share their prime-time viewing attention during Friday night's full slate of baseball games.
An extraordinary lineup of actors, musicians, athletes and other celebrities will take part in a fund-raising event starting at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday that will be streamed live on MLB.com and simulcast commercial-free on MLB Network, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One
Celebrities : Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Brian Williams, Melissa Joan Hart, Ray Liotta|
Categories : lifestyle news, Celebrity Causes, Celebrity Health News, Television Personality News, Celebrity Appearances
Posted 10/9/2010 07:10:16 AM | Permalink
| 'Last Lecture' Book Co-Authored by Columnist Tops Bestseller Lists
Editor & Publisher - USA
- "The Last Lecture" has shot to the top of many bestseller lists.
Published April 8 by Hyperion (which reportedly paid a $6.7-million advance), the book is by Carnegie Mellon
Professor Randy Pausch
"with" Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow.
Pausch, who is dying of pancreatic cancer, gave a moving and upbeat "last lecture" last September that stirred a vast amount of interest. A big reason why Pausch's comments quickly spread worldwide was a Journal column Zaslow wrote about the talk that was accompanied by a video. Zaslow subsequently took a leave of absence from the newspaper to work on the book.
Celebrities : Randy Pausch, Diane Sawyer|
Categories : Celebrity News, Author News
Posted 4/21/2008 11:04:31 AM | Permalink
| Bill Geist to Receive Marist College Lowell Thomas Award
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY, USA
- Bill Geist,
known for his humorous commentary and chronicling of America and Americans in his role as a correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, is the recipient of the 2007 Marist College Lowell Thomas
Award. Geist will be honored at a luncheon at the University Club in Manhattan on September 27.
knew how to tell a story, whether it was about his travels with Allenby in Palestine, his visit with the then-14 year-old-Dalai Lama, or average Americans across our nation," said Marist College President Dennis J. Murray
. "Today, no one in broadcast journalism is a better story teller than
Celebrities : Harry Reasoner, John Chancellor, David Brinkley, Douglas Edwards, Howard K. Smith, Charles Kuralt, Cokie Roberts, Dallas Townsend, Thomas Watson Jr., Don Hewitt, Fred Friendly, Helen Thomas, Eric Sevareid, Fred Carl, Barbara Walters, Mike Wallace, Charles Osgood, Bill Geist, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Lowell Thomas, Dennis J. Murray, Lesley Stahl, Walter Cronkite, Diane Sawyer|
Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, Speakers News
Posted 8/23/2007 12:08:12 AM | Permalink