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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...

2009-08-19 10:41:00

NARBERTH, Pa., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A Today Show investigative report on companies that purchase post-consumer jewelry revealed today that Red Swan delivered the highest payout, trumping Cash4Gold and other jewelry purchasers. The Today Show anonymously sent identical gold chains to Red Swan, Cash4Gold, a New Jersey pawn shop and a jeweler for appraisal and purchase. Red Swan presented the best payout, more than doubling Cash4Gold's. "The Today Show's findings reveal Red Swan's...

2009-07-27 05:00:00

Improved Replica Edition of Newspaper Available August 3rd New Product Offers Regular Saturday Edition for USA TODAY Subscribers MCLEAN, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY, the nation's top-selling newspaper, announces the availability of its new e-Edition product. Launching on Monday, August 3, the e-Edition is an exact replica version of USA TODAY featuring additional interactive and exclusive content. The e-Edition product will also include a Saturday-Sunday edition called USA...

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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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2009-07-17 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...

2009-07-09 11:47:00

LOS ANGELES, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- After six months in beta format, HitFix (www.HitFix.com) has officially launched as a single place to find the latest news on film, TV and music, as well as national and local events. Without the trashy gossip that seems to pass for entertainment news these days, HitFix offers up-to-the-minute information and insider analysis from seasoned journalists in a fun, engaging and personalized way. Distinguishing the website, the HitFix Event Forecast is an...

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...

2009-06-16 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...

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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...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.