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2008-06-25 15:03:08

By Paul Huggins, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jun. 25--Chris Lilly of Decatur will test his secret recipe for barbecue chicken in white sauce in a live competition of NBC's "Today" show on Thursday morning. The pit master for Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Q will compete against Neely's Barbecue from Memphis as part of a three-day series pitting the best against the best within barbecue regions. The two Carolinas competed Monday, while Texas and Kansas went head-to-head Tuesday. "It is indeed an...

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...

2008-06-21 09:00:30

By MATEA GOLD By Matea Gold Los Angeles Times NEW YORk Every weekday evening, Katie Couric is the picture of sobriety on the "CBS Evening News." Viewers who miss the impish humor the anchor exhibited on "Today" probably don't know that it's still possible to catch glimpses of Couric, unplugged - and in a medium that's light-years away from the staid environs of broadcast news. Since February, Couric quietly has been uploading videos to her own channel on YouTube. The clips - 33 so...

2008-06-17 21:00:00

By JESSICA HESLAM During a touching tribute on yesterday's "Today" show, Luke Russert was asked about his late father Tim's role as a journalist and broadcaster. "I honestly believe that he saw himself as the questioner for the American people," the young Russert said of his father, the longtime host of NBC's "Meet the Press." Now the network faces the sensitive yet critical task of figuring out not who can replace the legendary newsman who died suddenly of a heart attack at age 58 on...

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...

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2008-06-14 06:00:00

POWER BROKER, Journalist, Commentator And -- most importantly -- a father and son, television lost a leading figure in Tim Russert, leaving an industry struggling to absorb a huge loss. Russert revived one of the most indelible brand names in all of television -- "Meet the Press" -- and became a driving force in American political life as a result. According to reports on NBC, he had just returned from a trip to Italy, where his family had remained behind. Of his death, MSNBC reported that...

2008-03-14 12:00:30

NBC "Today" anchor, Al Roker, announced The New York Times best-selling children's novel "Chasing Vermeer" by author Blue Balliett and illustrated by Brett Helquist, as Al's Book Club For Kids next book pick. To encourage kids to read more, Al Roker selects titles geared toward children ages 8-12 years old and invites them to read along and e-mail questions for the author. Blue Balliett will appear live on TODAY in May to answer questions from viewers. For more information about Al's Book...

2006-09-05 19:05:59

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television sweetheart Katie Couric debuted on Tuesday as "CBS Evening News" anchor and the first woman to solo host a newscast on one of the country's three major broadcast networks. Following in the footsteps of hard newsmen Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, who separately anchored "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 2005, Couric's debut followed three months of hype since she left NBC's "Today" morning show after 15 years. Wearing a white jacket...

2006-08-31 14:28:07

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Burdened with a reputation for being "perky" and "fluffy," Katie Couric debuts as "CBS Evening News" anchor next week amid network hopes she can stem the tide of younger viewers fleeing to Internet and cable. After 15 years as co-host of NBC's "Today" show, Couric will fill the evening news chair vacated by Dan Rather and once occupied by Walter Cronkite, two of the best-known figures in U.S. television news. Miller Tabak media analyst David...

2006-08-31 00:20:00

LOS ANGELES -- The CBS network said on Wednesday that an overzealous employee in its publicity department was responsible for air-brushing about 20 pounds off Katie Couric's figure in a recent promotional photo. A photograph taken at a network event in May, showing Couric standing on stage smiling in a pin-stripped suit, was digitally altered to give the incoming CBS News anchor a trimmer waistline, darker clothing and even a thinner face. An untouched version of the picture originally was...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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