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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...

2006-08-25 07:15:00

By Paul J. Gough Analysis NEW YORK -- A year ago, television journalists were plunged into unimaginable hell, telling the story of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath that devastated one of America's great cities, killed 2,000 people on the Gulf Coast and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee for their lives. It was a horror that played out on America's TV screens, filmed live by cameras in New Orleans' Ninth Ward and Superdome and dozens of other places where men and women died en...

2006-07-18 22:05:32

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - It was another risky day of coverage in the Mideast Tuesday, with Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith dodging a rocket that fell 40 yards away from him and NBC's Brian Williams taking refuge in a bomb shelter as missiles rocked the Israeli port city of Haifa. U.S. networks continued to go all out in coverage of the shooting war between Israel and Hezbollah that has been raging for a week in Lebanon and northern Israel. But the dangers...

2005-10-07 00:29:43

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - At a time when the TV news business is looking to reinvent itself, a glimpse of the future might be found weeknights at 7 p.m. ET, when Fox News Channel begins its whirlwind tour through the day's headlines. The frenetically paced "The Fox Report" oftentimes features more than 60 stories in an hour, half a dozen stand-ups and interviews, fast-paced celebrity news and even a goofy animal story or two. And Shepard Smith, the 41-year-old...

2005-09-22 21:06:33

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The networks on Thursday brought their big guns to bear against Hurricane Rita, which is predicted to hit the Texas coastline by the weekend. NBC's Brian Williams, whose coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath was a standout among TV journalism's strong efforts over the past month, left New York Thursday and was expected to anchor "NBC Nightly News" from the region, probably beginning Friday. Williams is to be joined in Texas...

2005-09-01 22:55:18

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - While pledging to exercise taste, television news executives said they won't shy away from showing graphic pictures of the grim aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. On Thursday, several outlets -- including NBC, Fox News and CNN -- showed video of people who had died not during the storm but in the days following the hurricane. They included pictures of two people covered in sheets who had passed away outside the convention center in...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'