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2009-05-28 11:03:00

ONE-HOUR BEHIND-THE-SCENES SPECIAL TO AIR ON NBC MAY 31 AT 7 PM/ET TAYLOR SWIFT PERFORMS ON "TODAY" SUMMER CONCERT SERIES MAY 29 NEW YORK and NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- This Sunday night, Taylor Swift fans will have front row seats and backstage access to this summer's hottest concert ticket, the Taylor Swift FEARLESS 2009 Tour, when NBC offers a one-hour, exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Taylor's first-ever headlining tour and her life on the road. "Dateline: On Tour With...

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...

2009-05-07 11:42:00

Companywide Effort Includes a New, Daily Program Anchored by World-Renowned Health Expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman Innovative Research Partnership With the Cleveland Clinic Will Study the Power of the Media as it Relates to Consumer Health iVillage, the Leading Online Destination for Women, Launches "Health Is Beautiful" Program To Raise Awareness for National Women's Health Week WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC Universal today launched a comprehensive, companywide effort to expand its...

2009-05-04 07:00:00

Expects to Achieve $20 Million of Annual Recurring Savings through Further Cost Reductions Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition MCLEAN, Va., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ) today announced details of its efforts to reduce overhead spending and become a leaner organization. Sunrise expects to realize more than $20 million of annual recurring savings from a reduction in non-care related administrative costs. In connection with this...

2009-04-29 22:39:11

U.S. TV weatherman Al Roker has been named host of Wake Up with Al, a new weekday morning program, The Weather Channel said Wednesday. The network's Stephanie Abrams will serve as co-host of the one-hour program that will air weekdays from 6-7 a.m. ET beginning this summer. Roker, a seven-time Emmy Award-winner, has been the weather and feature reporter on NBC's Today program since 1996. He plans to continue his duties with that show, as well as his own series. Simply put -- Al Roker is...

2009-03-23 10:40:00

Bicycle rider Matt Lauer was forced to miss Monday's taping of the Today show after he was hurt trying to avoid a collision with a deer on Long Island, N.Y. He was riding his bike over the weekend and he had a run-in with a deer, Today co-host Meredith Vieira said. The 51-year-old Lauer's shoulder was injured when he was thrown from his bike while trying not to hit the animal, but Vieira said his sense of humor appeared fine as he quipped in an e-mail that he thought the deer was hired by the...

2009-03-10 10:34:27

The U.S. morning television program Today is planning a special two-day live broadcast from Ireland in honor of St. Patrick's Day, NBC said. On March 16, Today hosts Meredith Vieira and Al Roker will broadcast live from Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow, a sprawling country estate and one of Ireland's most famous houses and gardens. The following day, they will broadcast live from The Dublin Castle in Dublin City Centre and from along the route of the St. Patrick's Festival Parade....

2009-03-09 11:31:49

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan is scheduled to testify this week before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary regarding the Performance Rights Act. The group musicFIRST (Fairness in Radio Starting Today) said Corgan plans to speak before the committee at a hearing on the act in Washington Tuesday. MusicFIRST describes itself as a coalition created to ensure that aspiring performers, local musicians and well-known artists are compensated for their music when it is played. Mitch...

2009-02-05 13:25:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Killeen Furtney Group, a Los Angeles marketing and public relations firm, announced today that their client, Ms. Nadya Suleman, mother of octuplets born last week, has selected Ann Curry, NBC anchor, to tell her story. SOURCE Killeen Furtney Group

2009-01-26 15:38:35

Matt Lauer is scheduled to sit down with U.S. President Barack Obama for a live interview during NBC's Super Bowl Pre-Game, the network said Monday. This will be the president's first television interview from the White House since his inauguration, NBC said in a news release. Part of the interview is slated to air live Feb. 1, while more of the chat is to air the following day on NBC News's Today show.

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.