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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

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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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What NBC's Alex Jones Interview Says About Megyn Kelly

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

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’

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

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

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

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