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2009-08-31 11:30:00

Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush, has been hired as a contributing correspondent for the Today show, NBC said. Hager -- a teacher, author and young leadership ambassador and chairwoman for UNICEF's Next Generation committee -- will be based in Washington and will cover a variety of human interest and feature stories for the popular morning news program, the network said. The announcement was made Monday by Today executive producer, Jim Bell, and is...

2009-08-26 13:15:00

VERMILLION, S.D., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric," will speak at The University of South Dakota on Thursday evening, Oct. 8, when she is presented with the 2009 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. Couric will be the 22nd individual honored by the university and the Freedom Forum since the Neuharth Award program began in 1989. The award, recognizing lifetime achievement, is named for USA TODAY...

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2009-07-20 10:37:33

U.S. actress and reality television star Tori Spelling has agreed to join Kathie Lee Gifford as guest co-host on the Today show this week, NBC said. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 cast member and Mommywood author is to appear in the morning program's fourth hour from Monday through Wednesday. Spelling, star of the reality series Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, is filling in for regular Today co-host Hoda Kotb, who has the week off.

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2009-07-18 10:46:09

CBS News says it will honor the late anchorman Walter Cronkite with a primetime special entitled That's The Way it Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite. The CBS division said Sunday night's honorary special to Cronkite, who died Friday at the age of 92, will feature top political and entertainment figures sharing their memories of the former CBS Evening News anchorman. Among those sharing remembrances on the program are President Barack Obama, former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric and actor...

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2009-07-17 09:49:20

Meredith Vieira has landed an exclusive interview with Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle for the Today show, NBC announced Friday. Vieira's sit-down chat with the Britain's Got Talent star is slated to air next Wednesday. Boyle shocked the world this year with her incredible voice on the British version of the hit NBC series 'America's Got Talent,' the network said in a release. But in the wake of her second place finish and questions about her health, she has not spoken out about her...

2009-07-15 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB), a global leader in education technology, announced today that it has partnered with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News to offer colleges, universities and K-12 schools and districts the ability to enhance instruction with a vast repository of digital news and supplemental content developed for educational use. Under the agreement, Blackboard and NBC News will work together to support the use of news...

2009-07-08 12:54:00

NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Gollust has been appointed executive vice president, Corporate Communications, for NBC Universal. The announcement was made today by Jeff Zucker, president and chief executive officer of NBC Universal, to whom she will report. The appointment is effective July 13. Gollust succeeds Cory Shields, who was recently named Executive Vice President, Global Policy Strategies and Alliances for NBC Universal. Gollust will be responsible for communications...

2009-06-30 18:01:00

A Groundbreaking Television Event Will Bring Viewers on an International Hunt for an Accused Terrorist NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, July 20, join NBC News for a groundbreaking television event when it sets forth on an international hunt for an accused terrorist with "The Wanted" at 10 PM ET. "The Wanted" brings together an elite team with backgrounds in intelligence, unconventional warfare and investigative journalism. The show focuses on real operators, in search of real...

2009-06-16 08:16:00

Redesign Sponsored by Sprint, BluePhone and Gateway Redesign Makes it Easier Than Ever to Access Breaking News and Video from CBS News New Look and Feel, Plus More Original and Exclusive Content from CBS News, Columnists and Content Partners, Including: WASHINGTON UNPLUGGED Web Series with Bob Schieffer Moving to Daily Format and Introducing 48 HOURS CRIMESIDER Blog from 48 HOURS MYSTERY NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS News today unveiled the next generation of CBSNews.com...

2009-06-11 10:20:00

BALTIMORE, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC and Retirement Living TV (RLTV) have entered into a licensing deal for the rebroadcast rights to the television institution Meet the Press. For 61 years, Meet the Press has featured headline-making interviews with world-leaders and U.S. newsmakers. The agreement allows RLTV to rebroadcast each week's program after its first airing on the NBC network. This deal serves as a continuation of a partnership that has involved shared content and...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.