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2008-07-17 12:00:48

John Seigenthaler, the award-winning network television anchor whose career in journalism spans a quarter-century, has joined Seigenthaler Public Relations, Inc. (SPR) as partner and CEO of SPR New York. Prior to joining the company, John Seigenthaler was anchor of the top-rated NBC Nightly News Weekend Edition from 1999 to 2007, as well as special correspondent for NBC News, an anchor on MSNBC, and substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, Dateline NBC, TODAY, and Meet the Press....

2008-07-17 03:00:17

By Kim Leonard, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 17--Comcast said it is getting calls this week from subscribers who are confused or unhappy about changes to their TV channel lineups. Some are angry about MSNBC being switched from the analog, standard cable list of channels to a digital lineup that requires customers to rent a converter box. "But we're hearing about other channels too, like Hallmark and EWTN" that also moved, spokesman Bob Grove said Wednesday. Philadelphia-based...

2008-07-11 12:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., July 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The MSNBC Digital Network (msnbc.com) continues its impressive growth trend and has reclaimed its position as the number one Current Events and Global News site, attracting more than 37 million unique visitors in June, according to Nielsen Online. The MSNBC Digital Network's increase in unique visitors surpassed the CNN Digital Network by 13 percent and Yahoo! News by eight percent. The surge in unique visitors is a 29 percent increase above...

2008-07-08 06:00:21

By Michael J. de la Merced An investor group led by NBC Universal and two private equity firms have clinched a deal for the Weather Channel after three weeks of negotiations. Though the parties on Sunday did not disclose the price, the buyers - NBC and the private equity firms Bain Capital and the Blackstone Group - will pay just under $3.5 billion, people briefed on the matter said. That is less than the $5 billion that the Weather Channel's parent, Landmark Communications, sought when...

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2008-07-02 09:00:00

NEW YORK -- Phil Griffin, the NBC News executive who oversees MSNBC, is a coiled mass of energy who needs little provocation to do battle. Now he's got something to fight for. MSNBC is a player in the cable news competition in a way it hasn't been before. The surge in viewership created by the presidential campaign has benefited MSNBC more than Fox News Channel or CNN, and Griffin is pushing to consolidate those gains. Round-the-clock political talk is planned for the Democratic and...

2008-06-27 00:01:08

Two Winners Will Be Selected to Attend the 2008 Republican and Democratic Conventions Live from Minnesota and Colorado MySpace Nicole Bilodeau, 310-969-7059 nbilodeau@myspace.com or NBC News Jeremy Gaines, 212-664-5133 jeremy.gaines@msnbc.com or msnbc.com Gina Stikes, 212-664-7403 gina.stikes@msnbc.com MySpace, the world's most popular social network, together with NBC News and msnbc.com, two of the most globally-respected names in news, today announced the Decision...

2008-06-26 06:02:28

MySpace, the world's most popular social network, together with NBC News and msnbc.com, two of the most globally-respected names in news, today announced the Decision '08 Convention contest. Decision '08 (http://myspace.com/decision08) is available to more than 117 million active MySpace users worldwide and is an essential component of MySpace's IMPACT Channel, the site's popular hub for civic and social engagement. The contest invites MySpace users over the age of 18 to submit short...

2008-06-24 09:00:00

Shock jock Don Imus sought Monday to clarify a racial remark he made about Adam Pacman Jones of the Dallas Cowboys, an African-American. While discussing Jones's desire to ditch his nickname, he was told Jones has been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005. Imus asked one of his on-air sidekicks, What color is he? He's African-American, the co-star said. Well, there you go, Politico quoted Imus as saying. Now we know. Asked in an e-mail message what he had intended...

2008-06-23 21:00:03

Shock jock Don Imus is in hot water again for a racial remark about an African-American athlete, a Washington publication reported. Imus lost his syndicated talk radio show and MSNBC simulcast last year after he made racist and sexist comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team. He issued a public apology to the team and the African-American community, and was hired by another network a few months later. Politico said Imus recently made another offensive remark on-air,...

2008-06-23 00:00:15

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Still reeling from Tim Russert's death, NBC News must now contemplate replacing the man who not only dominated the Sunday morning talk shows, but served as chief political commentator and ran the Washington bureau. The "Meet the Press" host had what was arguably the most important and far-reaching job in television news, particularly in an election year. NBC has potential successors to Russert on "Meet the Press" already within the company. The...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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