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Laura Bush To Speak At Nafsa 2018 International Education Conference In Philadelphia

Best-selling author, philanthropist, educator and former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush will speak at the 2018 Nafsa Annual Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Bush is a powerful advocate for literacy, education and human rights, and she will address the conference on Tuesday, May 29.

As First Lady, Mrs. Bush advocated for the importance of literacy and education to advance opportunity for America’s young people and to foster healthy families and communities. She highlighted the importance of preparing children to become lifelong learners, convening in 2001 a White House Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development and creating the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Today, as Chair of the Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative, Mrs. Bush promotes access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity for women and girls around the world. The Women’s Initiative programs are preparing and empowering the next generation of women leaders in
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State of the Union Address, Designated Survivor Choice Tricky

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_1ddqlozi"]] President Trump's cabinet members are yelling, "Not it!" That's basically what happens when the Prez is naming a designated survivor before the State of the Union ... according to former Chief of Staff Andy Card. We got George W. Bush's ex right-hand man on Capitol Hill -- a few hours before Trump's big speech -- and asked him about how the designated survivor is selected. If you're unfamiliar, one cabinet member is always selected to watch
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Tom Brokaw Slams Black Lawmakers Over ‘S—hole Countries’ Response – and Twitter Rises Up

  • The Wrap
NBC News icon Tom Brokaw blasted members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday, saying they should have tried to reach out and work with President Trump after his remarks about “shithole countries.” Brokaw singled out a nameless member of the group for likening Trump to the Ku Klux Klan. “If the Black Caucus for example, which I thought made a terrible error, one of the members said right after that meeting ‘Donald Trump could lead the Ku Klux Klan,” Brokaw said. Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Disappointed After Trump Declared Mentally Fit: 'It Makes Me Feel Worse' (Video) “ Ku Klux Klan murdered...
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Celebrities Congratulate Hoda Kotb for 'Historic and Deserved' Today Co-Anchor Gig

Celebrities Congratulate Hoda Kotb for 'Historic and Deserved' Today Co-Anchor Gig
Hoda Kotb is officially Today’s new co-anchor, and her celebrity friends and fans couldn’t be more thrilled.

On Tuesday, NBC announced that the 53-year-old veteran journalist — who has been filling in for ousted anchor Matt Lauer after he was fired for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior in November — is taking the seat alongside Savannah Guthrie permanently.

The move was met with cheer from stars like Chelsea Clinton, Andy Cohen and Mindy Kaling, who shared their support on Twitter. “Congratulations @hodakotb!” Clinton and Cohen wrote, with Kaling echoing the statement and adding, “Looking forward to you lighting up my morning in a brand new way.
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‘Avengers’ Director Joss Whedon Has Had Enough Of Donald Trump: ‘I Miss Obama’

  • ET Canada
In a Twitter rant spanning two days, “Avengers” director Joss Whedon is over U.S. President Donald Trump and the recent tax cut vote. Starting Wednesday, Whedon lashed out over Trump’s “desperate need to expunge Obama’s legacy.” Related: Longtime NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw Says ‘We’re At War’ With Donald Trump “History will remember President Obama as better than […]
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Tom Brokaw: Fox News ‘Is on a Jihad’ to Protect Trump (Video)

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Tom Brokaw: Fox News ‘Is on a Jihad’ to Protect Trump (Video)
Veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw sharply criticized Fox News Thursday, saying the channel was on a “jihad” to protect President Trump and undermine U.S. institutions. “Fox News, after Shepard Smith in the late afternoon is on a Jihad right now,” he said on the set of “Morning Joe.” “The whole assault is on the institutions. Newt Gingrich, looking into the camera and saying the FBI is a corrupt organization, right three months earlier he had said Bob Mueller is one of the great distinguished public servants that we have.” Also Read: Watch Megyn Kelly Cut Off Tom Brokaw as He Criticizes.
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Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose’s Firings Could Change Morning Shows Forever

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Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose’s Firings Could Change Morning Shows Forever
The shocking ouster of Matt Lauer throws the morning news landscape into turmoil, with the once-unassailable “Today” show in disarray at NBC while its competitors scramble in an uncertain and abnormal new world. The swiftness of Lauer’s disappearance on Wednesday after an illustrious 20-year career in morning television clears a path to a new competitive landscape, though one in which “Today” was already lagging behind “Good Morning America.” “Matt Lauer represented stability in morning television. He was part of the legacy of great male anchors from Steve Allen to Tom Brokaw to Bryant Gumbel and then Matt,” said Mary Murphy an.
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Matt Lauer Fired by NBC News

Matt Lauer Fired by NBC News
The Today show’s Matt Lauer has been terminated by NBC News following allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, it was announced on Wednesday.

A memo released by NBC News chairman Andrew Lack reads as follows:

On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were
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Michael Bloomberg Honored At Star-Studded International Rescue Committee Dinner

On November 2, The International Rescue Committee held its annual Rescue Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown honoring Michael Bloomberg and actress Liv Ullmann for their contributions in support of refugees and their tireless work to uphold liberty, individual freedom and dignity.

Michael Bloomberg Accepts Freedom Award

During the ceremony, the IRC debuted a new campaign video featuring members of the IRC staff, David Miliband and actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key. The video features “Luther” the anger translator, a character created by Key. The video tackles the worsening refugee crisis head on – with the goal of motivating a new audience to step up, and turn that anger into action to help the IRC change millions of lives around the world each year.

Meryl Streep And Danny Boyle

Other attendees included Meryl Streep, Henry Kissinger, Tom Brokaw, Keegan-Michael Key, Brian Roberts, Danny Boyle, Vicky Cornell and Praya Lundberg. Recording artist K'naan
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Megyn Kelly's Morning-Show Catastrophe: Her Biggest, Most Viral Gaffes

Megyn Kelly's Morning-Show Catastrophe: Her Biggest, Most Viral Gaffes
Every morning of Megyn Kelly Today is a priceless time capsule of this moment in America – future historians will analyze it and ask how the hell this happened. Lord, what a sloppity-slop mess.

Kelly made her name on Fox News as the network's resident independent thinker, but since it was Fox, that just meant she was the one to remind the kids Santa Claus is white. That earned her a massive NBC contract to jump to morning TV, where she promised "an uplifting show." For her, that means margaritas with
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Michael Bloomberg To Be Honored At International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Dinner

The International Rescue Committee's Freedom Award Dinner supports the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world.

The Freedom Award has been presented to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in support of refugees, and who have championed the cause of liberty, individual freedom and dignity.

This year’s honorees are Michael Bloomberg (Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, 108th Mayor of the City of New York) and Liv Ullmann (Actress and Director). Additional guests to include: Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw, Alan Cumming, Keegan Michael Key, Don Lemon, Debi Mazur and a performance by K'naan.

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Media Check In: 5:30 Pm

Arrivals: 6:30 – 7:30 Pm

Where: New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY

From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/17270-michael-bloomberg-to-be-honored-at-international-rescue-committee-freedom-award-dinner

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Megyn Kelly Fires Back At Bill O’Reilly Over Sexual Harassment Claims: ‘I Complained’

Megyn Kelly is firing back at former colleague Bill O’Reilly after he said that nobody ever complained about his behaviour while working at Fox News. O’Reilly was forced out of Fox News earlier this year after reports surfaced that he’d paid millions of dollars in settlements over sexual harassment allegations. Related: Tom Brokaw Cut Off While […]
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Griffin Dunne on Convincing Joan Didion to Make a Netflix Documentary

Griffin Dunne on Convincing Joan Didion to Make a Netflix Documentary
Joan Didion has been at the center of our cultural and political life for more than five decades, writing incisively on everything from war to rock music to murder in books such as “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” “The White Album,” and “Salvador.” As an essayist, novelist, critic, and screenwriter, she’s inspired a passionate following that is nearly unmatched in American letters. That status reached near deification levels with 2005’s “The Year of Magical Thinking.” In it, she reflects on her own personal tragedy, recounting her grief after the death of her husband John Gregory Dunne and her struggle to deal with the fatal illness of her daughter, Quintana Roo. By writing so unflinchingly about such a painful topic, she formed an even deeper connection with her readers.

It took her nephew, the filmmaker Griffin Dunne, to convince Didion to do what she had long resisted — sit down and shareher personal and professional remembrances on camera. The fruits
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Esteemed Americans Come Together For 35th Anniversary Of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (Vvmf) is commemorating the 35th anniversary of The Wall in 2017 and an esteemed group of Americans, led by The Honorable Chuck Hagel, 24th Secretary of Defense and Vietnam veteran, have come together to form the 35th Anniversary of The Wall committee to help commemorate this milestone.

Vvmf will host a series of events in Washington, D.C. in the week leading up to Veterans Day in November to honor and remember the service and sacrifice of those who served in Vietnam and their families.

“The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is the perfect tribute and a fitting reminder of that divisive war and its enormous human cost to our country,” said American entrepreneur, philanthropist and Vietnam veteran Bob Parsons. “Many of us who served in Vietnam and made it back received either a rude or no reception. Be that as it may, our 58,000 plus brothers and sisters
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Tom Brokaw To Keynote 2018 Nape Charities Luncheon

Nape Summit announced today award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Nape Charities Luncheon as part of the 25th annual Nape Summit Week taking place February 5-9, 2018, in Houston.

Brokaw spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News, covering Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office, the rise of the Sixties counter culture, the assassination of Robert Kennedy and the 1968 presidential campaign. He served as the White House correspondent during Watergate and took over Meet the Press in 2008. Brokaw has won every major award in his craft, including Peabody, duPonts, Emmys and lifetime achievement recognition, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2014.

“We are honored to have Tom Brokaw, one of the most influential figures in American journalism, join us in celebrating and giving back to America’s veterans at the 2018 Nape Charities Luncheon,” said Greg Riedl, chairman of the Nape Operators Committee.
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Watch Megyn Kelly Cut Off Tom Brokaw as He Criticizes the NRA (Video)

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Watch Megyn Kelly Cut Off Tom Brokaw as He Criticizes the NRA (Video)
As Megyn Kelly’s “Megyn Kelly Today” continued in its second week on air, the NBC host cut off guest Tom Brokaw as he brought up the National Rifle Association. Brokaw later said that he couldn’t hear the host trying to toss to commercial, but people on Twitter are criticizing the moment. Tuesday’s broadcast featured a panel discussion about the deadly massacre in Las Vegas on Sunday night, including renowned journalist and former NBC News anchor Brokaw as well as Dr. Sue Varma, Jeff Bauman and Evy Poumpouras as guests. A man in the audience asked, “We’re constantly bombarded with the news.
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Jezebel Megyn Kelly Today, Today: In Which Tom Brokaw Gets Cut Off While Speaking Out Against the Nr

  • The AV Club
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TV News Roundup: Fox’s ‘Rent’ Live Musical Sets 2019 Debut, Sanaa Lathan Joins ‘The Affair’

TV News Roundup: Fox’s ‘Rent’ Live Musical Sets 2019 Debut, Sanaa Lathan Joins ‘The Affair’
In today’s roundup, the live musical production of “Rent” will premiere in 2019, Paramount Network offers a first look at Taylor Kitsch in “Waco,” and Sanaa Lathan joins the cast of Showtime’s “The Affair.”

Premiere Dates

The live musical production of the musical “Rent” will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 on Fox. More details and casting will be announced later. Set in New York City’s East Village, “Rent” tells the story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. A re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” the Broadway show celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. “Rent” will be executive-produced by Marc Platt (“Grease: Live,” “La La Land,” “Wicked”), Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson, and Revolution StudiosVince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine.

The upcoming HBO documentary “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee” will debut on Dec. 4. Told
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