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2011-04-01 16:38:00

CHICAGO, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent Fathers' Rights Attorney Jeffery Leving meets with movie icon Robert Redford at the River East Art Center after the Chicago screening of "The Conspirator" which he directed. Also present is Thomas Ricketts. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110401/AQ76151) The movie tells the story of the trial of Mary Surratt who was accused of being part of a conspiracy in the Lincoln assassination. A major theatrical release is planned for...

2011-03-02 15:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Richard J. Surratt to the position of Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Surratt succeeds Sean R. Creamer, who was promoted in June 2010 to Executive Vice President, U.S. Media Services, responsible for the Company's radio and cross-platform services and operations. Mr. Surratt joined Arbitron on February 6, 2011 as Executive...

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2009-08-19 16:17:55

Robert Redford has signed on to direct The Conspirator, a big-screen drama about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, The Hollywood Reporter said. The independent movie reportedly will focus on Washington boardinghouse owner and Confederate sympathizer Mary Surratt, who was convicted and hung for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the infamous 19th century slaying of the 16th U.S. president. Redford is expected to this fall start shooting the picture, which was written by The Bronx is...

2009-04-08 11:15:00

Author James L. Swanson to speak at the Newseum on assassination anniversary WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Newseum: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO) WHAT: Three rare artifacts will go on display in the Newseum's "Manhunt: Chasing Lincoln's Killer" exhibit beginning Saturday, April 11. Two of these items - a fragment from the dress worn by "Our American Cousin" lead actress Laura Keene and stained with...

2009-03-16 13:26:00

"Manhunt" Author Will Speak on the 144th Anniversary of Assassination WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Newseum: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO) WHAT: The author of "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" will present a one-night-only dramatic retelling of the events surrounding the April 14, 1865 assassination of President Lincoln in a program titled "O Moody, Tearful Night!" The Lincoln...

2009-02-12 09:25:00

Author James L. Swanson to Appear on Inside Media Program WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory is being issued by the Newseum: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO) WHAT: A new exhibit at the Newseum reveals how Lincoln's death and the hunt for his killer marked a turning point in how news was reported. New York Times best-selling author and Lincoln scholar, James L. Swanson will talk about the chase for John Wilkes Booth through...

2009-02-05 10:36:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abraham Lincoln, who rose from rail-splitting Illinois lawyer to U.S. president, is an American legend. His assassination is an American tragedy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO) A new exhibit at the Newseum reveals how Lincoln's death and the hunt for his killer also marked a turning point in how news was reported. "Manhunt: Chasing Lincoln's Killer" opens Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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