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What NBC's Alex Jones Interview Says About Megyn Kelly

19 June 2017 8:48 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The thing about marriages of convenience is that the people in them are frequently inconvenienced. That's what happens when you put money over compatibility and shared values, assuming values are even present to begin with. Sooner or later, someone is going to embarrass someone.

Megyn Kelly's interview last night with unhinged conspiracy peddler Alex Jones threatened to be one of those times, especially coming on heels of her softball sit-down with Vladimir Putin. The backlash, as such things always seem to be now, was fierce and preemptive. Kelly was accused of "normalizing" Jones, »

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NBC News, Tom Brokaw Toughen Up Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview As Sandy Hook Denier Pops Champagne

18 June 2017 5:26 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC News recruited Tom Brokaw to offer an olive branch to Sandy Hook elementary school parents for Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist/hatemonger/Sandy Hook denier Alex Jones on Kelly’s Father’s Day broadcast. Brokaw delivered an editorial that concluded the program, arguing that the “reach and the poisonous claims of Jones and others like him” made him an important subject for a new program [watch below]. Kelly kicked off Sunday Night by directly addressing… »

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Megyn Kelly Grills Alex Jones: ‘You Don’t Sound Very Sorry’

18 June 2017 4:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Megyn Kelly pressed conservative firebrand Alex Jones on his access to President Trump, his unfounded conspiracy mongering and his growing following during the “Sunday Night” interview that drew fierce criticism of Kelly and NBC News.

Kelly repeatedly pushed Jones, the founder and chief host of the Infowars radio and online outlet, to offer a mea culpa for his past claim that the 2012 massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was a hoax.

NBC News and Kelly defended the decision to feature Jones on her fledgling newsmagazine series, saying his rising influence made him worthy of scrutiny. Sandy Hook families and others countered that the segment would only spread what Kelly herself called views that “aren’t just offensive, they’re dangerous.” Sandy Hook families urged NBC to reconsider airing the interview. The NBC O&O station serving the Newtown area chose not to air tonight’s episode of “Sunday Night »

- Cynthia Littleton

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How the Alex Jones Debacle Has Exposed NBC’s $18 Million Megyn Kelly Problem

16 June 2017 11:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Megyn Kelly is damaged goods, and it’s surprising that NBC News only now realizes it.

Here’s the problem: Kelly doesn’t quite have a place in these highly partisan times, and her early “gets” with Vladimir Putin and Alex Jones don’t change that. The Left is still disgusted over her race-baiting reports on Fox News over the years. (NewsOne has helpfully chosen her “10 most racist moments” here.) The Right now sees her as a traitor, heading to NBC in a bid to go mainstream.

NBC should have known this wouldn’t be easy, but instead of working on an image rehab, the network threw her to the wolves with Putin and Jones. Simply showing up at NBC and saying (wink-wink) now I can be a real journalist doesn’t make that baggage go away.

It ought to have been no surprise that re-entering the hornet’s nest might sting. »

- Michael Schneider

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How the Alex Jones Debacle Has Exposed NBC’s $18 Million Megyn Kelly Problem

16 June 2017 11:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Megyn Kelly is damaged goods, and it’s surprising that NBC News only now realizes it.

Here’s the problem: Kelly doesn’t quite have a place in these highly partisan times, and her early “gets” with Vladimir Putin and Alex Jones don’t change that. The Left is still disgusted over her race-baiting reports on Fox News over the years. (NewsOne has helpfully chosen her “10 most racist moments” here.) The Right now sees her as a traitor, heading to NBC in a bid to go mainstream.

NBC should have known this wouldn’t be easy, but instead of working on an image rehab, the network threw her to the wolves with Putin and Jones. Simply showing up at NBC and saying (wink-wink) now I can be a real journalist doesn’t make that baggage go away.

It ought to have been no surprise that re-entering the hornet’s nest might sting. »

- Michael Schneider

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25 Father’s Day Books That Cover All of Dad’s Interests

15 June 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on Real Simple.

What do you get for the father who has everything? He already has every power tool on the market, season tickets to see his favorite teams, and enough cool techy toys to last him a lifetime. Although he might not fancy himself a big reader, there’s nothing more thoughtful, or personal, than a book picked just for him.

The great thing about giving books as gifts is that even the father who thinks he’s learned it all can still explore a new world, learn more about his favorite hobby, or be »

- Real Simple Staff

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Tom Brokaw: Fake News Is “Pernicious” Threat To Journalism – Mirror Awards

13 June 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Hoaxers who fool online readers by packaging fabrications as serious news pose “the most profound and pernicious threat to our profession and democracy,” NBC NewsTom Brokaw said today at a gathering of the media elite in New York where he won an award for his lifetime of work in journalism. Distributors of so-called “fake news” are “extraordinarily sophisticated” and peddle “ignorance and conspiracy,” he added after winning the Fred Dressler Leadership Award from… »

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Sun Valley 2017 Invite List Includes Ted Sarandos, Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch (Exclusive)

8 June 2017 6:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oprah Winfrey, Netflix Chief Creative Officer Ted Sarandos, At&T CEO Randall Stephenson and 21st Century Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch have been invited to Sun Valley for Allen & Co.’s annual summer retreat in July, according to a list of guests obtained by Variety.

In the Hollywood realm, potential guests include ICM’s Chris Silbermann, CAA’s Bryan Lourd, Time Warner head Jeff Bewkes, CBS chief Les Moonves, Sony Corp. CEO Kaz Hirai, cable mogul John Malone, indie film impresario Harvey Weinstein and Casey Wasserman, who is currently overseeing the Los Angeles bid to host the Summer Olympics in 2024.

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Sun Valley: Media Consolidation Is Coming, but After the Private Jets Leave

The annual gathering of moguls and one-percenters is highly secretive. It consists of morning sessions on geopolitical and business trends that take place behind closed doors. The big interest, however, are the mergers that are inevitably hatched when »

- Dave McNary and Brent Lang

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Scott Pelley to Leave as Anchor of ‘CBS Evening News’

30 May 2017 8:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Scott Pelley will leave his post as the anchor of “CBS Evening News,” departing the network’s flagship newscast without a ready replacement as he returns to full-time duty at “60 Minutes,” according to a person familiar with the situation.

CBS News declined to comment on the situation, which appears to have caught the network by surprise. Pelley is currently on assignment for the venerable Sunday newsmagazine, but had his office packed in his absence, this person said, in full view of staffers. Among the furnishings in the anchor’s suite are photographs of CBS greats like Edward R. Murrow and a giant painting of a sailboat, commissioned by his wife, Jane. Pelley is a sailing aficionado, but gave up the hobby when he added “Evening News” duties to the job he already had at “60 Minutes,” where he has been  a presence since 2004. He was able to get back on the water after a few years of juggling »

- Brian Steinberg

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MSNBC President Phil Griffin Signs Deal to Stay at Top of Surging Cable-News Outlet

26 May 2017 4:56 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Phil Griffin, who has led MSNBC from its previous Keith Olbermann heyday to a new surge led by Rachel Maddow, has extended his time at the head of the cable-news outlet in a new deal, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Griffin’s deal will keep him at the helm of the NBCUniversal-owned network as it is enjoying new strength.  For the week of May 15, the network snared the most viewers between 25 and 54 – the demographic most coveted by advertisers – and the largest audience overall in weekday primetime – the first time in MSNBC’s history that it has beaten both Fox News Channel and CNN in those categories. The ratings momentum comes after NBCUniversal has spent months moving much of MSNBC away from the progressive programming lens upon which it has depended for years, and focused instead on breaking-news – even during the primetime shows led by left-leaning hosts Chris Hayes, Maddow »

- Brian Steinberg

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'Morning Joe' Reminds Viewers of Bill Clinton's 1993 Firing of FBI Director

10 May 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Many critics of President Trump's decision to fire FBI director James Comey compared the move to Nixon firing the independent special prosecutor overseeing the Watergate investigation in 1973.

But there's a more recent comparison for Trump's unusual course of action. Only one FBI director has ever been fired and that was William Sessions, who was fired in 1993 by then-president Bill Clinton.

MSNBC's Morning Joe reminded viewers of that piece of recent history Wednesday morning, airing footage of Tom Brokaw reporting on Sessions' firing July 19, 1993.

"It was a three-alarm day in Washington with the president finally announcing his »

- Hilary Lewis

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Receives France’s Highest Honor for his Environmental Work

28 April 2017 5:23 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger was awarded one of France’s highest awards on Friday, the Legion d’Honneur.

The star received the honor in recognition of his efforts in environmental work and was presented the award by French President François Hollande. The ceremony took place at the Élysée Palace in Paris, where Schwarzenegger officially became a chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

“Thank you, President @fhollande, for making me a Commander of the order of the Legion of Honor for my environmental work,” Schwarzenegger posted on his Twitter account, along with a picture capturing the special moment.

Thank you, President @fhollande, for »

- Brianne Tracy

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Discovery Backs Nasa Documentary from Oscar-Nominee Rory Kennedy (Exclusive)

22 March 2017 7:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rory Kennedy will explore the inner-workings of Nasa in a new Discovery Channel documentary about the civilian space program. Entitled “Nasa: 60 Years and Beyond,” the picture is tied to the organizations sixtieth anniversary, but it won’t just be a retrospective, ticking through memorable moon landings and iconic space jockeys. Kennedy’s film will look into Nasa’s future, grilling the program’s leaders and the scientists whose work it is to chart the farthest reaches of the solar system. Kennedy plans to document new technologies, such as next-generation space telescopes, as well as prototypes of Mars-bound spacecraft.

The film will air on Discovery in 2018. The cable network has been making a big bet on splashy documentaries. Last year, it showed “Racing Extinction,” a politically-charged look at looming environmental threats from Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos, and this winter it debuted “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman,” a Tom Brokaw-narrated film about the conservation movement, »

- Brent Lang

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Discovery Backs Nasa Documentary from Oscar-Nominee Rory Kennedy (Exclusive)

22 March 2017 7:58 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rory Kennedy will explore the inner-workings of Nasa in a new Discovery Channel documentary about the civilian space program. Entitled “Nasa: 60 Years and Beyond,” the picture is tied to the organizations sixtieth anniversary, but it won’t just be a retrospective, ticking through memorable moon landings and iconic space jockeys. Kennedy’s film will look into Nasa’s future, grilling the program’s leaders and the scientists whose work it is to chart the farthest reaches of the solar system. Kennedy plans to document new technologies, such as next-generation space telescopes, as well as prototypes of Mars-bound spacecraft.

The film will air on Discovery in 2018. The cable network has been making a big bet on splashy documentaries. Last year, it showed “Racing Extinction,” a politically-charged look at looming environmental threats from Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos, and this winter it debuted “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman,” a Tom Brokaw-narrated film about the conservation movement, at »

- Brent Lang

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The Inspiring Story Behind Come from Away, the Broadway Hit Justin Trudeau and Ivanka Trump Saw Together

17 March 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, may not seem like the obvious inspiration for a feel-good musical — but the heartwarming true story behind the sold-out Broadway hit Come from Away is a tale of generosity and kindness that’s stayed largely under-the-radar for years.

With critics singing its praises, celebrity visitors already flocking to it (including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who brought first daughter Ivanka Trump and Un ambassador Nikki Haley to Wednesday’s performance) and a Tony nomination all but guaranteed, Come from Away is already on track to be one of Broadway’s biggest success stories of the year. »

- Dave Quinn

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NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ Unveils Plans for 70th Anniversary (Exclusive)

27 January 2017 9:25 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the longest-running show on television, turns 70 this Sunday and the broadcast will feature special anniversary graphics, a special opening tracked by actor Dennis Haysbert and a flashback segment dedicated to the anniversary. “Our 70th anniversary gives us a chance to celebrate our rich history, while also recording history in what is already proving to be a dynamic, news-making year,” executive producer John Reiss told TheWrap. An old friend to viewers, former “Mtp” moderator Tom Brokaw, who is celebrating his 50th year at NBC News, will join current moderator Chuck Todd during the program to celebrate the. »

- Brian Flood

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Review: "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?: 50th Anniversary Edition" (1967); Sony Blu-ray Special Edition

27 January 2017 6:40 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

“That’S The Glory Of Love”

By Raymond Benson

“You’ve got to live a little, take a little, and let your poor heart break a little—that’s the story of, that’s the glory of love.”

The popular opening song by Billy Hill and sung by Jacqueline Fontaine, “The Glory of Love,” sets the tone for this classic, delightful motion picture that addressed a social issue at the time that we take for granted today—interracial marriage. Hey, in 1967, this was a hot topic. The Supreme Court had decided the Loving vs. Virginia case, which prohibited states from criminalizing interracial marriage, only six months prior to the film’s release (and that legal battle is dramatized in the film Loving, currently in cinemas). Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was indeed timely, certainly controversial in more conservative areas of the country, and a powerful statement about tolerance and the rights of American citizens. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman’

24 January 2017 2:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Though it looks like the idea may be a hard sell for the next four years, conservation and capitalism can peacefully co-exist, as demonstrated by the subjects of “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman.” This three-part documentary, inspired by Miriam Horn’s recent nonfiction tome, profiles four men sustainably living off the land (and sea). They’ve all successfully adopted progressive new methods, in acknowledgement that Mother Nature is no longer an infinitely renewable resource. Susan Froemke and John Hoffman’s pleasant, informative feature, which unfolds in as apolitical a manner as possible,  is clearly a broadcast-tailored item that will make its debut on the Discovery Channel in August.

Though once upon a time most Americans performed the titular jobs in one way or another, these days only about 1% of the populace earn such existential livings. The small, sustainable family-run operations of yore have largely given way to large-scale enterprises whose need to »

- Dennis Harvey

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Tom Brokaw Says Donald Trump Will Become a Climate Change Believer

23 January 2017 4:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Less than a day after covering the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Tom Brokaw braved a snowstorm to travel to the Sundance Film Festival. The veteran newsman wasn’t there to report on the indie film market. He touched down in Utah to promote “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman,” a Discovery Channel documentary he narrates about a group of Red Staters who become global warming believers as they try to stem the effects of climate change.

“It’s about citizens who become environmentalists and who become political activists for the right reason,” Brokaw told Variety, as he sat at a steakhouse table that offered up a tableau of the winter storm blanketing Park City. “They do it because it’s their life. It’s their livelihoods. It’s their legacy. It’s what their families have done all their lives.”

It’s an issue and a way of life that resonates with Brokaw. »

- Brent Lang

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Tom Brokaw Says Donald Trump Will Become a Climate Change Believer

23 January 2017 4:08 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Less than a day after covering the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Tom Brokaw braved a snowstorm to travel to the Sundance Film Festival. The veteran newsman wasn’t there to report on the indie film market. He touched down in Utah to promote “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman,” a Discovery Channel documentary he narrates about a group of Red Staters who become global warming believers as they try to stem the effects of climate change.

“It’s about citizens who become environmentalists and who become political activists for the right reason,” Brokaw told Variety, as he sat at a steakhouse table that offered up a tableau of the winter storm blanketing Park City. “They do it because it’s their life. It’s their livelihoods. It’s their legacy. It’s what their families have done all their lives.”

It’s an issue and a way of life that resonates with Brokaw. He »

- Brent Lang

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