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2008-06-14 00:00:20

PHILADELPHIA _ NBC's Tim Russert, 58, perhaps the most widely respected newsperson in all of television, collapsed and died of a heart attack while at work in Washington Friday afternoon. Russert, a senior vice president at NBC, was the network's Washington bureau chief and had been moderator of "Meet the Press" for more than 16 years. Virtually every major American political figure since 1992 had weathered his intense questioning, and he had been an imposing NBC presence on dozens of...

2007-05-08 15:00:26

NEW YORK, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Scarborough Research, the leading local media and market research firm for identifying the shopping, media and lifestyle patterns of adults in the United States, released an analysis of the political affiliation of viewers of various cable television networks. The analysis, which ranks cable networks based on the concentration of self- identified Democrats, Republicans, and Independents among their viewers, was released today as part of The Cable Show taking...

2006-11-27 09:00:14

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, and ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire- FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. and NBC Universal, Inc. today announced a distribution agreement to deliver NBC Universal linear, high-definition (HD) and on-demand programming as part of the AT&T U-verse(SM) TV channel lineup. Under the agreement, AT&T will distribute to U-verse customers the analog and digital signals of the NBC and Telemundo owned-and-operated broadcast stations, as well as NBCU's cable...

2006-08-29 21:48:56

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC and its networks will provide a full-court press of coverage on the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, calling on current NBC News journalists as well as former anchor Tom Brokaw and former "Today" co-host Jane Pauley. "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer will broadcast live from the site of the World Trade Center and will be joined by Brokaw, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, survivors of the attacks and emergency...

2006-08-02 07:40:00

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK -- A new study of Americans' media consumption found that nearly half spend at least 30 minutes a day getting their news from TV. That's some of the good news for the so-called mainstream media in a biennial study released by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press. Meanwhile, only 9% of the 3,204 adults surveyed in April spent at least 30 minutes getting their news on the Web. The study said that one-third of U.S. residents get their news online, while only...

2006-07-18 18:11:37

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - After more than a year with the pioneering "Daily Nightly" blog, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams is expanding to a video blog that will give a quick glimpse at the day's top stories by mid-morning. "The Early Nightly" went live earlier this week on http://www.MSNBC.com as a one- to two-minute video blog recorded by Williams after the 9:30 a.m. ET morning meeting held by members of the "NBC Nightly News" staff. "It's an...

2006-07-18 18:10:00

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - After more than a year with the pioneering "Daily Nightly" blog, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams is expanding to a video blog that will give a quick glimpse at the day's top stories by mid-morning. "The Early Nightly" went live earlier this week on http://www.MSNBC.com as a one- to two-minute video blog recorded by Williams after the 9:30 a.m. ET morning meeting held by members of the "NBC Nightly News" staff. "It's an electronic...

2006-07-07 21:34:09

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Larry King's interview with President Bush and first lady Laura Bush came close but didn't quite beat Fox News Channel's 9 p.m. champ, "Hannity & Colmes." "Larry King Live" averaged 1.48 million viewers Thursday, including 370,000 in the adults 25-54 demographic, according to data released Friday by Nielsen Media Research. But it wasn't enough in either measure to beat "Hannity & Colmes," which averaged 1.54 million viewers...

2006-06-13 00:03:50

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC News reached in front of the camera on Monday to pick chief legal correspondent and anchor Dan Abrams as the new chief of MSNBC, replacing recently departed MSNBC president Rick Kaplan. The move will take Abrams away from his 4-year-old legal-themed "Abrams Report" to take command of NBC's sister cable news channel along with NBC News senior vice president Phil Griffin. Abrams will be the day-to-day manager of MSNBC from its...

2006-05-20 10:23:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coal mine explosion in southeastern Kentucky early on Saturday killed five people, MSNBC television reported, citing state Gov. Ernie Fletcher. MSNBC said one miner who had been on duty at the Darby mine walked out and was taken to a hospital. Joe Grieshop, judge-executive for Harlan County, Kentucky, told MSNBC in a telephone interview that the explosion happened at about 1:30 a.m. (0530 GMT) and rescuers had been dispatched to the scene. There were storms...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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