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NEW: Jim Lehrer to be honored with inaugural OU Gaylord Prize
Norman Transcript - Norman,OK,USA - Journalist Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," is the inaugural recipient of the Gaylord Prize, established by the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication to honor a nationally recognized journalist with high standards of excellence.

Lehrer, an Emmy- and Peabody-award-winning journalist, has been chosen to moderate the presidential and vice presidential debates for the past five elections and will again host the first presidential debate on Sept. 26.

"We are grateful to the Gaylord family for endowing this prize of national importance and designating the University of Oklahoma to award it," OU
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Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, Celebrity News
Posted 9/27/2008 04:09:43 AM | Permalink
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National Book Festival: Author and TV Newsman Bob Schieffer
Washington Post, United States - Among them will be Bob Schieffer, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent, anchor of Face The Nation and author of the new book Bob Schieffer's America. He was online Monday, September 15 at 2 p.m. ET to talk about his books, the latest political news and his preparations for moderating one of this fall's presidential debates. And if you ask nicely, he'll probably tell you about his second career as a country music artist.

Bob Schieffer: Hi everyone, thanks for joining us. I'm here because I've got a new book out, "Bob Schieffer's America." It is a collection of the commentaries I've
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Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, Talk Show Hosts, Political Speaker News
Posted 9/15/2008 02:09:40 AM | Permalink
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Adrianne Curry's South Bay favorites
Los Angeles Times - CA, USA - Adrianne Curry is never one to shy away from sharing her opinions.  The model is actually known for sharing her thoughts on everything from monogamy to marijuana with all of America via her memorable appearances on reality shows such as "America's Next Top Model" and "The Surreal Life."

These days, the Illinois-born beauty is content to live life off the air with her husband Chris Knight (see them in action together on VH-1 in reruns of "My Fair Brady") in the Manhattan Beach/Hermosa Beach area.

In June, Curry will be hosting a fund raiser for a cause she fervently believes in, medical
Adrianne Curry
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Categories : Model News, News Commentators / Journalists, Celebrity News
Posted 6/3/2008 12:06:01 AM | Permalink
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Aaron Brown to anchor PBS show
Seattle Times, United States - Aaron Brown, the former CNN anchor, is joining the PBS series "Wide Angle," ending his on-air absence of more than two years.

"If I was going to do broadcast journalism again, be a public person again ... then it had to be something different from what I'd done," Brown said. "You can count on one hand how many gigs there are like this."

Anchoring "Wide Angle," a weekly public-affairs series with a global focus, offers the chance "to work in an environment where people just think about making good TV and good journalism," Brown said.

"By the end [of an episode], you understand
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Categories : News Commentators / Journalists
Posted 4/30/2008 12:04:57 PM | Permalink
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'20/20' Friday: Arianna Huffington
ABC News - USA - In the world of political punditry, few names are as familiar as that of Arianna Huffington, founder of the popular news and opinion Web site  The Huffington Post . Today, Huffington's politics lean left, but that wasn't the case in the mid-1990s when she was a friend to Newt Gingrich and a card-carrying member of the Republican revolution. Friday on "20/20," John Stossel interviews Huffington about her political transformation and confronts her about her contention that government programs are the solution to society's problems.

Huffington has come a long way since her days as a self-described "awkward kid" growing up in
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Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, Political Speaker News, Speakers News
Posted 4/21/2008 12:04:16 AM | Permalink
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John Stossel
Colby News - Waterville, ME, USA - John Stossel is the host of ABC's news program 20/20. His career as a journalist has merited high praise for his work as a consumer reporter and as an investigative reporter. Stossel has won 19 Emmy Awards and has been honored five times by the National Press Club for excellence in consumer reporting.

Stossel's lecture at Colby will expose the government's monopoly on education and the weak state of the American public education system. His talk will challenge many of the accepted ideas about public education and will offer free market solutions on how to improve the education system in the
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Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, Political Speaker News, Speakers News
Posted 4/21/2008 12:04:00 AM | Permalink
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CNN's Cooper Got Start Covering Wars
Springdale Morning News - Springdale, AR, USA - Anderson Cooper never wanted to be a news anchor.

"It's not anything I ever actually set out to become. It's actually something I used to make fun of," Cooper said. "I grew up watching Guy Smiley on Sesame Street and Kent Brockman on the Simpsons. That was sort of my idea of what an anchor was."

The host of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" didn't know what he wanted to do after graduating from Yale, but a high school trip through Africa had shown him the world outside the United States.

"I had a liberal arts degree, which means I had no actual skill,"
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Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, TV Personalities, Speakers News, Celebrity News
Posted 3/14/2008 08:03:56 AM | Permalink
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So, What's The (Big) Story With John Gibson?
New York, NY, USA - Last night, faux newsman Stephen Colbert had a send up of real newsman John Gibson of FNC, saying "the network announced that it is canceling the Big Story."

The 5pmET show with Gibson and Heather Nauert has been sidelined since Feb. 25 when FNC replaced it with America's Election HQ with Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly.

TVNewser first reported Monday that America's Election HQ would continue for the foreseeable future, so long as the Democratic primary continued. Fox News has made no announcement about Big Story being canceled.
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Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, TV Personalities
Posted 3/13/2008 12:03:48 PM | Permalink
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Cooper speaks of experience
Arkansas Traveler (subscription) - Fayetteville, AR, USA - He has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan since the beginning of the wars and has broadcast from New Orleans every few weeks since his month-long report from the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

However, Anderson Cooper doesn't get tired of doing the same story, even months after reporting it.

"I don't get bored," Cooper said. "There is something always different, there is always new things happening with stories."

For the last three months, he has been following the U.S. elections nonstop, but even this doesn't grow tiring, he said.

"It's fascinating. The fact that all people who are illegibly experts have no idea what
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Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, Political Commentators, TV Personalities, Celebrity News
Posted 3/10/2008 12:03:48 AM | Permalink
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Fox News' Sunday Schedule Looks Familiar
mediabistro.com - New York, NY, USA - Johnny Dollar noticed that the FNC schedule for Sunday looks noticeably like its weekday schedule.

From 9-11amET, Bill Hemmer and Alisyn Camerota (in for newlywed Megyn Kelly) host America's Newsroom, with Jon Scott and Jane Skinner following for two hours with Happening Now.

The afternoon looks the same as well, with Martha MacCallum, E.D. Hill and Shepard Smith from 1-4pmET. At 5pmET, America's Election HQ airs with Hemmer and guest co-host MacCallum, and Smith is back at 7pmET for Fox Report.

Is FNC gearing up early for their coverage of "Super Tuesday II?"
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Celebrities : Jane Skinner, Martha MacCallum, E.D. Hill, Shepard Smith, Jon Scott, Megyn Kelly, Bill Hemmer, Johnny Dollar, Alisyn Camerota
Categories : News Commentators / Journalists
Posted 2/29/2008 02:02:14 AM | Permalink
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WTTW National Productions/Chicago Taps Emmy-Winning Broadcast Journalist Paula Zahn to Host New Documentary
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY, USA - WTTW National Productions, a division of Window to the World Communications, Inc., the award-winning public broadcasting affiliate in Chicago, has secured nationally-known television news anchor Paula Zahn to host its new and timely series on retirement.Retirement Revolution(R), a two-part documentary created exclusively for PBS and sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
(MassMutual), will premiere Monday evening, March 31 at 10:00 PM/ET (check local listings).

Retirement Revolution(R) and host Zahn will lead audiences across the U.S. on an exploration of the financial challenges and solutions facing America's largest generation, explaining the origins of the retirement concept and how it has evolved over
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Categories : TV Hosts, News Commentators / Journalists, TV Personalities, Speakers News
Posted 2/7/2008 12:02:56 AM | Permalink
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Dr. Keith Heads to Fox News
Broadcasting & Cable (subscription) - New York, NY, USA - If you've noticed Dr. Keith Ablow popping up on various Fox News shows (Fox & Friends, Your World With Neil Cavuto), that's because he's been added to the top-rated cable news network's stable of contributors.

Ablow was one of asmattering of self-help TV hosts who landed talk shows in the wake of Oprah pal Dr. Phil’s success on daytime TV. But Ablow’s syndicated show, The Dr. Keith Ablow Show, was canceled earlier this year after one season.

An author of self-help tomes, Ablow has also written several crime novels and waded into the criminal profiling arena with Inside the Mind of Scott
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Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, Talk Show Hosts, TV Personalities
Posted 8/30/2007 09:08:03 AM | Permalink
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Nightly news: New anchors away!
USA Today - USA - Ask ABC World News anchor Charles Gibson why he has become the nation's most-watched TV news anchor, and he grins.

"Unbridled sex appeal," he says.

Gibson is kidding, of course. But after the tumultuous year since the Tom Brokaw/Peter Jennings/Dan Rather era ended, his reason might be as good as any as to why the race among him, NBC's Brian Williams and CBS' Katie Couric has played out the way it has.

The contest began last Labor Day with Couric's much-heralded arrival at the CBS Evening News. The former Today star and the man who hired her — CBS CEO Leslie Moonves
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Celebrities : Charles Gibson, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw
Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, TV Personalities
Posted 8/29/2007 12:08:30 AM | Permalink
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Old pals return to toast WCBS' 40 years of news
New York Daily News - New York, NY, USA - WCBS-AM (880) will spend today celebrating its 40th anniversary as an all-news station, with a returning parade of reporters and anchors from over those years.

Steve Porter, now a newspaper columnist in Myrtle Beach, was the first on-air anchor at 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 28, 1967. Other original anchors included Charles Osgood and Lou Adler, while the six-person reporting staff included Ed Bradley.

The sportscaster was Pat Summerall.

Howard Stringer, later the president of CBS News, worked at WCBS-AM. So have Jim Donnelly, Rita Sands, Steve Flanders, Art Athens and many more.

WCBS-AM became an all-news station for the classic radio reason: It wasn't
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Celebrities : Jim Donnelly, Rita Sands, Steve Flanders, Howard Stringer, Pat Summerall, Steve Porter, Lou Adler, Charles Osgood
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Posted 8/28/2007 04:08:24 AM | Permalink
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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.

"Lowell Thomas 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
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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
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs inducted into California Hall of Fame
MacDailyNews - USA - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver have announced the inductees for the 2007 California Hall of Fame, a landmark destination of The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. Billie Jean King, 2006 California Hall of Fame inductee, revealed the names on The California Museum’s web site, (http://www.CaliforniaMuseum.org) listing extraordinary Californians who embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history.

The California Hall of Fame formal induction ceremony will take place on December 5, 2007, at The California Museum in Sacramento.

The 2007 California Hall of Fame inductees: Ansel Adams, Milton Berle, Steve Jobs, Willie Mays,
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Celebrities : Billie Jean King, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Steve Jobs
Categories : Athletes, Actor News, News Commentators / Journalists, Business Leaders
Posted 8/21/2007 11:08:27 AM | Permalink
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Ellen Gray | Busy Cynthia McFadden: Picture & sound
Philadelphia Daily News - Philadelphia, PA, USA - ASK CYNTHIA MCFADDEN how she balances her duties as a co-anchor of ABC's "Nightline" with those on ABC's "Primetime," and she answers: "Yikes."

"It's hard - I'm definitely overemployed at the moment," McFadden said in an interview last month during the Television Critics Association's meetings.

"It's really two full-time jobs. And I've been very busy because of the ["Primetime: Family Secrets"] series. I've had three hours on 'Primetime' in the last month. I'm getting sick of myself," she said.

McFadden's contributions to the "Secrets" series this summer included a late-June broadcast of her interview with Melanie McGuire, the New Jersey woman convicted of
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Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, TV Personalities
Posted 8/16/2007 06:08:30 AM | Permalink
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Meredith Vieira's Thorny Issue with a Straying Husband on Today Show
Meredith Vieira
People Magazine - USA - Who knew a dozen roses could cost so much?

According to Houston man Leroy Greer, the price is painful public scrutiny. But the Today Show's Meredith Vieira isn't buying it.

"You cheated on your wife," Vieira said in an interview Monday with Greer regarding his lawsuit against 1-800-Flowers – which he accuses of sending the bill to his wife after he ordered a dozen roses for his girlfriend. "Didn't you bring sort of bring this on yourself?"

Greer's $1 million lawsuit – filed this week in a Texas federal court – stems from his claim that once the secret flower purchase was revealed
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Posted 8/13/2007 01:08:36 AM | Permalink
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Fox News Recruits Dr. Keith Ablow
Multichannel News (subscription) - New York, NY, USA - Fox News Channel said it hired Dr. Keith Ablow as a contributor.

Ablow has hosted the nationally syndicated program, The Dr. Keith Ablow Show, where he offers solutions to everyday problems.

Dr. Ablow is also a faculty member at the New England Medical Center in Boston. He is board certified in adult and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.
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Posted 7/30/2007 10:07:12 AM | Permalink
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Charlie Rose Science Series Features Discussion on HIV/AIDS
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY, USA - The latest installment of the "Charlie Rose Science Series" on PBS will focus on the scope and burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and continuing global efforts to treat and prevent the disease. Charlie Rose will be joined by co-host Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel Laureate and President of Rockefeller University, and a panel of leading experts and scientists for an informative and in-depth discussion about HIV/AIDS-the scientific research and medical breakthroughs in treatments, as well as the possibility of a vaccine.

Sponsored by Pfizer Inc, the seventh show of the Charlie Rose Science Series begins airing on Tuesday, July 24, on more
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Celebrities : Sir Paul Nurse, Charlie Rose
Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, TV Personalities, Celebrity Health News
Posted 7/23/2007 12:07:03 AM | Permalink
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October Start Is Set for Fox Business Network
New York Times - United States - The News Corporation announced yesterday that its all-business news cable channel, to be called the Fox Business Network, will start on Oct. 15.

The channel, which the company has previously said would be capable of reaching 30 million homes on its first day, will be based in the Manhattan headquarters of the Fox News Channel.

Neil Cavuto, the Fox News program host who is the managing editor for business news at Fox, made the announcement.

“I’m extremely excited to be part of such a dynamic venture, and I look forward to building on the success of our existing top five business programs in
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Categories : News Commentators / Journalists, Business Speaker News
Posted 7/12/2007 12:07:55 AM | Permalink
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