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2009-06-11 10:56:48

NBC News' Today program has announced plans to air We The People, a special week-long series about Hispanic America. Set to begin Monday, the series will cover a wide range of issues facing the Hispanic community and examine the successes and challenges of Hispanics across the United States, NBC said in a release. The segments will include reports from Today correspondents such as Natalie Morales, Carl Quintanilla, Maria Celeste Arraras, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Miguel Almaguer, Kerry Sanders...

2009-05-27 13:27:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- First stop, Maryland, a sleepy crabbing town along Highway 50. Tom Brokaw discovers one woman's story of triumph during a time of economic upheaval. A bank determines she's too much of a risk and a community steps in. Today, Wednesday, May 27, at 7/6c, USA Network will offer the first in a series of short monthly broadcast updates, "Dispatches From The Road," featuring Tom Brokaw's inspiring encounters with real Americans during his Highway 50 road trip...

2008-09-29 14:41:04

The television newsman, noted for his clipped delivery and dry wit, signed off on Sept. 28, 1997. He?s pictured with co-anchor Chet Huntley, left; together they reported the nightly news for NBC from 1956 to 1970. Brinkley left NBC and was hired by ABC in 1981; he died at age 82 in 2003 of complications from a fall. *** (c) 2008 Record, The; Bergen County, N.J.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-09 06:00:20

By Brian Stelter MSNBC tried a bold experiment this year by putting two left- leaning hosts in the anchor chair to lead the cable news channel's coverage of the election. That experiment appears to be over. After months of accusations of political bias and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host David Gregory would anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night. The...

2008-09-01 09:00:17

By MATEA GOLD By Matea Gold and James Rainey Los Angeles Times ST. PAUL, Minn. The television networks and national cable news outlets Sunday shifted their top talent and reporters from the Republican National Convention here to the Gulf region to prepare for Hurricane Gustav's landfall. That means John McCain and his campaign will not receive the uninterrupted attention that Barack Obama did during last week's Democratic National Convention. News executives - much like the...

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....

2008-06-24 02:29:54

By Zap2It, Chicago Jun. 23--NBC News is turning to one of its elder statesmen to host "Meet the Press" this election season. Former "Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw will take over as moderator of the show starting Sunday (June 29). For now, the job runs through the presidential election in November; the network will presumably use that time to search for a permanent replacement for Tim Russert, who died June 13. "A lot has been said in recent days about what 'Meet the Press' means to...

2008-06-22 12:00:22

News anchor Tom Brokaw will serve as interim moderator of the U.S. TV program Meet the Press for the next few months, NBC News President Steve Capus says. The NBC News official said Sunday Brokaw will serve as a worthy interim successor to late Press host Tim Russert, who died of a heart attack June 13. To have someone of Tom's stature step up and dedicate himself to ensuring its ongoing success is not only a testament to his loyalty to Tim, but his enduring commitment to NBC News and our...

2008-06-15 00:00:11

If it's Sunday, it's "Meet the Press," as Tim Russert said so many times in his unmatched 16 { years as moderator of network television's longest-running show. Yet, without Russert, who died Friday at age 58, Sundays, "Meet the Press," broadcast journalism and, certainly, NBC this political season won't be quite the same. "He was, without question, the most important, influential reporter in Washington, print or broadcast," Chris Wallace, a "Meet the Press" alumnus who now anchors rival...

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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'