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May 12, 2013

Longtime TV news icon Barbara Walters to retire in 2014

  • 52 the number of years Barbara Walters has worked in TV news — 15 years as an anchor for NBC News’ “Today Show” and another 37 at ABC News, where she has played a pivotal role in a number of shows, including most recently “The View.” Walters, 83, will retire from the airwaves next summer, ABC News announced this evening. Walters will make a formal announcement on “The View” tomorrow. source
22:28 // 1 year ago
March 27, 2013
Anderson Cooper, “Today” show host? Nope, he shot the offer down.

Anderson Cooper, “Today” show host? Nope, he shot the offer down.

12:05 // 1 year ago
January 29, 2013
I certainly understand that criticism. I disagree with it. Because I think Al Jazeera has obviously long since established itself as a really distinguished and effective news gathering organization. And by the way, its climate coverage has been far more extensive and of high quality than any…
Al Gore • Defending his sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera, which is owned by the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. He was asked by Matt Lauer about the sale on the context of his criticism of the oil industry’s control of media outlets (key phrase, from his recent book: “Virtually every news and political commentary program on television is sponsored in part by oil, coal and gas companies…”)… and his answer was kind of a non-answer.
11:15 // 1 year ago
September 26, 2012
21:50 // 1 year ago
September 13, 2012
Yesterday, we made an editorial call resulting in the Sept, 11 moment of silence not being seen. While we dedicated a substantial amount of airtime to anniversary events, we still touched a nerve with many of your viewers … and for that we apologize.
NBC News chief Steve Capus • Apologizing for something that made them look particularly off on Tuesday — instead of airing the moment of silence to honor the victims of September 11 (unlike every other network), they aired an interview with Kris Jenner, the mother of the Kardashians, about her breast augmentation — a questionable interview choice which drew attention to the oversight. The network says it had not regularly aired the moment of silence on since 2006, with the exception of the ten-year anniversary.
7:52 // 1 year ago
June 28, 2012
It’s “going to be a bit of a tough day,” she told USA TODAY in a 40-minute phone interview Wednesday, sounding as though she were fighting back tears. “I’m going to have to tell our viewers. That’s what makes me more emotional than anything. I don’t want to leave them. I love them. And I will really miss them.
‘Today’ co-host Ann Curry will bid farewell today – USATODAY.com (via apsies)

:( You were awesome Ann, no matter what those jerks at the New York Times say. 

(via apsies)

0:30 // 2 years ago
June 20, 2012
gifhound:

OMG. Ann Curry is out at the Today Show, according to reports from the New York Times. “[Matt Lauer] and Ms. Curry noticeably lack the kind of on-camera rapport that Mr. Lauer had with Ms. Vieira and, before her, Katie Couric,” writes NYT media reporter Brian Stelter. NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie’s name is being mentioned most as a possible co-host replacement, Stelter tweeted.
(Via New York Times)

She’s no Katie Couric, and that’s the problem.

gifhound:

OMG. Ann Curry is out at the Today Show, according to reports from the New York Times. “[Matt Lauer] and Ms. Curry noticeably lack the kind of on-camera rapport that Mr. Lauer had with Ms. Vieira and, before her, Katie Couric,” writes NYT media reporter Brian Stelter. NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie’s name is being mentioned most as a possible co-host replacement, Stelter tweeted.

(Via New York Times)

She’s no Katie Couric, and that’s the problem.

(via cheatsheet)

20:14 // 2 years ago
August 15, 2011
10:46 // 3 years ago
August 11, 2011

Soup: HuffPost/AOL now "aggregating" video as well 

cnnmoneytech:

The Huffington Post tends to be under constant fire for what many call over-aggregating - taking too much content from other sources and making it their own. It’s always been more of an issue with print stories than video, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore….

But the thing is … AOL did this long before their association with HuffPo even began. Remember AOL TV? It was essentially this. Now they’ve merely joined forces with another company that does pretty much the same thing with words. Also … one could argue that Gawker TV and Mediaite do essentially the same thing but take much less heat for it.

12:43 // 3 years ago
February 4, 2011
12:11 // 3 years ago