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Entries by Rebecca Shapiro from 08/2013

Andrea Mitchell's First Appearance On NBC News And More Highlights (VIDEO)

Posted 08.01.2013 | Media

Andrea Mitchell celebrated her 35 year anniversary with NBC News on Wednesday, which meant one great thing for media enthusiasts: vintage news clips. ...

James Risen Calls Out Jeffrey Toobin Over Edward Snowden Clash (VIDEO)

Posted 08.01.2013 | Media

Glenn Greenwald and Jeffrey Toobin appeared on Piers Morgan's CNN show once again on Wednesday night to spar over Edward Snowden and government leaker...

Phil Griffin Responds To MSNBC's Rough Ratings Month

Posted 08.01.2013 | Media

MSNBC president Phil Griffin reacted to a month of disappointing ratings in a conversation with Variety's senior TV critic, Brian Steinberg. With t...

Jennifer Aniston On Katie Couric: 'Is She A Legitimate Journalist?' (VIDEO)

Posted 08.01.2013 | Media

Jennifer Aniston stopped by Chelsea Handler's show on Wednesday and was surprised to hear that Katie Couric was interested in knowing about her engage...

Eric Deggans To Leave Tampa Bay Times For Job As NPR's First TV Critic

Posted 08.01.2013 | Media

After nearly 18 years critiquing television, media, music and pop culture at the Tampa Bay Times, I will be leaving the newspaper for a new job as Nat...

Brian Williams Getting Knee Replacement Surgery, Taking Medical Leave (VIDEO)

Posted 08.02.2013 | Media

Brian Williams told viewers on Thursday that he would not be around for the next few weeks due to upcoming knee replacement surgery. The folks at ...

Luke Russert: Why Does Young Washington Dislike Him?

Posted 08.02.2013 | Media

s last winter's congressional budget talks collapsed with the debt limit on the horizon, 27-year-old Luke Russert put the situation in perspective ...

John Oliver Rips Chris Matthews For Absurd 2016 Presidential Election Speculation (VIDEO)

Posted 08.02.2013 | Media

John Oliver tore into Chris Matthews on Thursday's "The Daily Show" for participating in the what he called the media's ridiculous speculation over th...

Washington Post Co.'s Newspaper Division Posts Another Loss, But Online Revenue Is Up

Posted 08.02.2013 | Media

The Washington Post's newspaper division posted an operating loss of $49.3 million in the first six months of 2013, the company says in its second-qua...

Janet Reitman Discusses Her Controversial Rolling Stone Boston Bomber Cover Story

Posted 08.02.2013 | Media

Janet Reitman, the reporter who published the Rolling Stone story on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, spoke out about the controversial cover that led companies to ...

Petition Calls For NBC To Make Rachel Maddow 'Human Rights Correspondent' at 2014 Olympics

Posted 08.02.2013 | Media

A nonprofit LGBT rights organization has called for NBC to make Rachel Maddow part of the network's Sochi 2014 Olympics coverage. Truth Wins Out l...

Julian Assange Says He's Proud Of Australian Senate Run Support

Posted 08.04.2013 | Media

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — WikiLeaks founder and Australian Senate candidate Julian Assange says he is proud of the level of support he enjoys in hi...

DirecTV Sides With Time Warner Over CBS Fee Dispute

Posted 08.04.2013 | Media

Aug 3 (Reuters) - In an unusual show of solidarity between rivals, satellite TV provider DirecTV issued a statement on Saturday applauding Time Warn...

John Palmer Remembered By NBC News (VIDEO)

Posted 08.04.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Palmer, the longtime correspondent for NBC News who died Saturday after a brief illness, was remembered by former colleagues ...

Joe Scarborough, Rick Santorum Clash Over Obama Drone Policy (VIDEO)

Posted 08.04.2013 | Media

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough clashed with former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday's "Meet The Press." The panel was in the midst o...

'Casting By': Casting Directors Take Center Stage In HBO Documentary

| Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment

After a career spanning more than five decades -- and one that's responsible for discovering Hollywood's greatest talent and casting the industry's most iconic films -- Marion Dougherty is now the subject of her own documentary debuting on HBO Monday night.

Elise Jordan On Death Of Late Husband Michael Hastings: 'My Gut Is That It Was A Really Tragic Accident' (VIDEO)

Posted 08.06.2013 | Media

Elise Jordan, wife of the late Michael Hastings, sat down with CNN's Piers Morgan to speak out about her husband for the first time since his untimely...

Al Roker Oversleeps For First Time In 39 Years (VIDEO)

Posted 08.06.2013 | Media

Al Roker had a rough start on Tuesday when he accidentally overslept for the first time in 39 years. Roker said that his phone just didn't go off,...

John Oliver Rips Cable News For Politicizing Everything (VIDEO)

Posted 08.06.2013 | Media

John Oliver tore into 24-hour cable news networks for politicizing everything from the birth of the royal baby to a blooming tropical flower that repo...

Oprah Recounts Experiencing Racism During Larry King Interview (VIDEO)

Posted 08.06.2013 | Media

In an interview with Larry King that will air Tuesday afternoon, Oprah recounted moments when she experienced racism in her life. "It only happens ...

Richard Cohen's Huma Abedin Column Is Quite Something

Posted 08.06.2013 | Media

In general, essays surmising over Huma Abedin's decision to marry, defend, stay with, campaign for, support, and/or love her husband Anthony Weiner ha...

Washington Post Co. Shares Hit Five-Year High After Jeff Bezos Sale Announcement

Posted 08.06.2013 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: ...

Brad Stone, Author Of Amazon Biography, On Washington Post Purchase

Posted 08.06.2013 | Media

Businessweek senior writer Brad Stone has written a book about Amazon--titled The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon--that will be rel...

Erin Burnett Confronts Reince Priebus Over CNN Boycott Threat (VIDEO)

Posted 08.07.2013 | Media

Erin Burnett interviewed Reince Priebus on her Tuesday CNN show and confronted the RNC chairman over his threat to boycott CNN and NBC if the networks...

Post-Newsweek Chief Barr: WaPo Sale No Effect On Stations

Posted 08.07.2013 | Media

The Washington Post may be an iconic brand, but its pending sale to Jeff Bezos will have minimal effect, if any, on its sister Post-Newsweek TV statio...