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2010-05-24 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 20 years, PBS has been proud to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country with the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT. The multi award-winning event, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, will be co-hosted for the fifth year by Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CSI: NEW YORK) and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS), two...

2009-09-08 14:31:00

- Ninety-minute Report Airing September 24 Features Unprecedented Collaboration of NOW ON PBS, TAVIS SMILEY and NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT - ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With President Obama scheduled to give a major address on healthcare to a joint session of Congress this Wednesday, the hallmark PBS programs NOW ON PBS, TAVIS SMILEY and NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT are collaborating to provide a timely and much-needed in-depth look at health care reform in America and the...

2009-08-26 07:20:00

DALLAS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Real Estate Broker-Associate Sonny Moyers has been chosen as Examiner.com national newspaper's Real Estate Expert and featured columnist on the National and Dallas markets. Examiner.com is a national magazine featuring news from 90 cities across the U.S. Sonny will draw from his 35 years of experience in all aspects of real estate to inform and educate readers. His experience includes every facet of residential and commercial real estate. Sonny Moyers...

2008-12-29 10:09:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The proposals are coming fast and furious from Washington: fix the economy and generate jobs by repairing and rebuilding the nation's crumbling infrastructure. President-elect Barack Obama says he plans to make the kinds of investments not seen since the 1930s when Franklin Delano Roosevelt unleashed the New Deal in an effort to pull the nation out of The Great Depression. To help viewers better understand what exactly is at stake, the stations of...

2008-12-19 11:39:00

Airs on PBS' Bill Moyers Journal on Friday, Dec. 19 at 9PM(check local listings) Advanced transcript available upon request. NEW YORK, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With 43 states facing budget shortfalls, Bill Moyers talks with David A. Paterson on how the Governor will face New York's deficit. In a frank conversation, Paterson outlines his mission "to persuade people that the better course is to bite the bullet, and years from now we'll realize how close we came to economic disaster." The...

2005-11-17 16:55:24

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Corporation for Public Broadcasting's former chief e-mailed White House strategist Karl Rove, "bragging" about a push for conservative programming on U.S. public television, the CPB's inspector general said on Thursday. Kenneth Tomlinson, who resigned as CPB's chairman this month, told Rove of his work to balance the liberal PBS program "Now with Bill Moyers," with a conservative show, "The Journal Editorial Report," Inspector General...

2005-11-16 03:09:16

By Brooks Boliek WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - In his zeal to force conservative views onto the public airwaves, the former head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting interfered with PBS programming decisions and may have required the corporation's new president to pass "political tests," an internal investigation revealed. Kenneth Tomlinson, a Republican, also sought to withhold funding from PBS unless the taxpayer-supported network "balanced their programming" with more...

2005-11-15 17:17:05

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, who drew fire for his conservative views, used "political tests" to recruit a new board president, inspectors reported on Tuesday. Their report into the activities of Kenneth Tomlinson said "cryptic" e-mails between Tomlinson and the White House indicated by their timing and subject matter that Tomlinson "was strongly motivated by political considerations in filling the...

2005-11-15 15:20:40

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, who drew fire for his conservative views, used "political tests" to recruit a new board president, inspectors reported on Tuesday. Their report into the activities of Kenneth Tomlinson said "cryptic" e-mails between Tomlinson and the White House indicated by their timing and subject matter that Tomlinson "was strongly motivated by political considerations in filling the...


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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