Tag Archives: NBC

Mississippi River flood gates open for cliche reporter stand-ups

Memo to television news reporters covering flooding along the Mississippi River:  Please refrain from doing stand-ups and live shots in the chemical and waste contaminated, snake infested  floodwaters you’ve been advising viewers to avoid.  Such actions could be hazardous to … Continue reading

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Royal wedding asks: Is U.S. TV news out of touch?

The second worst tornado in U.S. history devastated six southern states this week.  At least 343 people were killed. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed. The lives of millions of American have been plunged into crisis mode. TV … Continue reading

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J-notes and such: April 25-29

Some passing notes from the journalism, new media, advertising/PR landscape- OMG: It’s the Katie Couric gab and speculation fest- MediaBistro.com reports: Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News (People / TV Watch) After weeks of widespread speculation about her … Continue reading

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J-notes and such: April 4-10

Some passing notes from the journalism, new media, advertising/PR landscape- Larry King Returns to TV — as Infomercial Pitchman: Ad Age Daily reports that Larry King is getting back in the endorsement business nationally less than a year after his … Continue reading

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“Dancing with the Stars” host channels Johnny Carson

Nebraska son, University of Nebraska-Lincoln broadcast graduate and comedic great Johnny Carson lives on- Most recently in a Tom Bergeron  interview. As host of Dancing with the Stars and America’s Funniest Videos, the Emmy-winning Bergeron is seen by millions of … Continue reading

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