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2010-06-14 15:35:00

HAMDEN, Conn., June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quinnipiac University presented its 17th annual Fred Friendly First Amendment Award to Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of PBS' "Washington Week," on June 14 during a luncheon ceremony at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100614/DC20687 ) The award, presented in honor of Friendly, the former CBS News president who died in 1998, acknowledges one of the most basic constitutional...

2009-11-11 14:11:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- What do archaeology, linguistics, the Catholic Church, and the legend of the long-lost city of Atlantis have in common? Charles Brokaw's exhilarating and provocative thriller, THE ATLANTIS CODE (Forge Books; $25.99; On-sale: November 10, 2009), combines these elements into a must-read thriller that has already been a bestseller in the United Kingdom, and is now available from Forge Books in the U.S. Ever since Dan Brown blew away the literary world...

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...

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2009-08-17 12:50:00

U.S. President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and ex-astronaut Buzz Aldrin are to attend a memorial service for Walter Cronkite, officials said. Cronkite died July 17. He was 92. His funeral was July 24 in New York. The New York Post said the luminaries are scheduled to speak at the Sept. 9 event at Manhattan's Lincoln Center. Also reportedly on the guest list are television personality Nick Clooney, CBS executives and newspeople Les Moonves, Sean McManus and Bob Schieffer,...

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...

2009-05-27 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...

2009-04-28 06:00:00

PUBLICATION COINCIDES WITH 100TH DAY OF OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY AND OPENING OF THE SMITHSONIAN'S 'I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR: PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 2009 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION' NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City-based Five Ties Publishing proudly announces the April 29 publication of Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book, produced in association with Epicenter Communications. It is the only book commemorating the historic event to be licensed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee....

2009-03-19 08:00:00

Industry's largest conference in Washington, D.C. to feature informative sessions, networking opportunities, hands-on training HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, will appear as the featured keynote speaker for Intergraph(R) 2009, Intergraph Corp.'s annual international users' conference. Under the theme "Powering the Future," Intergraph's geospatial and enterprise engineering software customers from...

2008-12-07 19:21:06

NBC News announced Sunday that David Gregory has been made the host of the network's Meet the Press program. The 38-year-old chief White House correspondent will take over the program starting next Sunday. The announcement was made by Tom Brokaw, served as temporary host since last June after the death of Tim Russert, the program's longtime moderator. I've thought a lot about what it means to succeed somebody like Tim Russert, Gregory said in an appearance Sunday on Meet the Press. He added,...

2008-09-30 15:00:37

The president of NBC News said a decision on who will replace the late Tim Russert as "Meet the Press" moderator should be made in November or early December. Russert died in June of a heart attack at the age of 58. Tom Brokaw has been filling in until a permanent moderator is named. The New York Times said that, other than revealing the time frame for the decision to replace Russert, NBC News President Steve Capus did not offer any details about the network's plans. However, the...


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