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The 'Best' We Can Do for Homeless Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Created and hosted by journalist and animal advocate Jill Rappaport, Best in Shelter With Jill Rappaport documents her year-long search for remarkable shelter dog contestants, focusing on hard-to-adopt animals such as pit pulls, older animals, and animals with disabilities. While the program ultimately declares "winners," all the selected animals find loving homes.

Katie Couric Returns To 'Today' To Relive 1994 Moment

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.26.2015 | Media

Katie Couric is back. And suddenly it's 1994. Fun having @katiecouric back in Studio 1A this morning!— TODAY (@TODAYsh...

Indiana University Introduces Student-Athlete Bill of Rights

Robby Benson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Robby Benson

Lost in the shadows of towering headlines about LeBron's return home, the World Cup, and the All-Star Game, there is a headline not nearly as sexy, that will change the landscape for all student athletes across our nation.

Going Emily Post-al

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Denver
EllynAnne Geisel

Bryant Gumbel's hauteur was in especially high gear during last Sunday's final commentary. With barely controlled eye-rolling, he admonished fans headed to his 'hood for the Super Bowl to spend as little time as possible in Manhattan, leave their colorful team clothing home, and to not wear out a welcome thin as ice.


The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

It was a very special reunion on the "Today" show Monday morning. Former NBC co-hosts Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel returned to the set to anchor t...

Former 'Today' Host Says Show Made 'Missteps'

Posted 12.09.2013 | Media

Bryant Gumbel recently weighed in on the drama at "Today," saying that his former show has made "a lot of missteps." Gumbel sat down with Katie Cou...

Parents and Medications: Are You Sending a Bad Message?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

When you do these things instead of reaching for a pill, you not only teach your child that there are other options, you teach them habits that can help keep them healthy for a lifetime.

Bryant Gumbel's Harsh Words About Sarah Palin's 'Today' Gig

Posted 06.09.2012 | Media

At least one former "Today" alum was not impressed with the show's decision to bring in Sarah Palin as a co-host last week. Bryant Gumbel, who led ...

The Most Infamous Memo In Television History

JIMROMENESKO.COM | Posted 05.06.2012 | Media

I was going through some old files over the weekend and came across the infamous Bryant Gumbel memo to "Today" show executive producer Marty Ryan, wri...

A LOOK BACK: Bryant Gumbel Flips Out At Prince

Posted 03.22.2013 | Media

Bryant Gumbel is a crazy, fanatical Prince fan. How do we know? Compelling and conclusive video evidence, that's how! The video comes from Gumbel'...

Bryant Gumbel, David Stern and the NBA Plantation

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Based on Gumbel's remarks over the years, I quietly suspect that beneath the polished, articulate demeanor lies a Black Panther always waiting to happen. In fact, that's one of the reasons I respect him so much.

Bryant Gumbel Describes NBA Commish As "Modern Plantation Overseer"

Posted 12.19.2011 | Sports

Although word of the 16-hour negotiating session at midweek suggests that all parties are still working toward a solution, the news emerging from the ...

New Orleans: Ground Zero in the Cultural War

Brian Ross | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Founding Fathers defined the boundaries of liberty and freedom. New Orleans lives them. The birthplace of jazz. The true birthplace of Rock-and-Ro...

Bryant & Katie Discover the Internet

Posted 07.19.2011 | Women

This is not a comedy sketch - it's a real clip from a 1994 episode of The Today Show. And this was just 17 years ago! You'll howl. -MT ...

FLASHBACK: Katie Couric Struggles To Understand 'What Is Internet'

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Before Twitter and Facebook hijacked our lives, before we read the news on a screen and Susan Boyle became an overnight celebrity, Katie Couric and Br...

Kelly Ripa: I Look Like Peter Pan When I Work Out

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Kelly Ripa may be a fitness fanatic, but she swears she's not looking pretty as she works out. Last week on "Live! with Regis and Kelly," Ripa told...


Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Barbara Walters is eyeing a spinoff of "The View" geared at men, the New York Daily News' Gatecrasher column reports. The newspaper reports that Walt...

Bryant Gumbel: Big Networks Can't Be Objective About Sports Events They Televise

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Events such as the Masters golf tournament remind Bryant Gumbel why he does "Real Sports" on HBO. The monthly newsmagazine marks 15 ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

When will it all stop? How will it all end? I'm starting to wonder if it's at all possible for Tiger's life to ever return to some sense of normalcy. But of course, he's the one who started all this.

Bryant Gumbel Cancer: Announces Lung Cancer On "Regis"

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bryant Gumbel announced Tuesday morning that he had cancer surgery two months ago to remove a malignant tumor near his lung. Gumbel, 61, was guest-ho...

Sports on TV Better with the Sound Off

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hollander

Enough with the announcers; we'll take our own journey and become an informed and engaged sports viewership that doesn't need escalating audio-visual effects to enjoy what it's watching.

Bryant Gumbel Leaves NFL Network

Variety | John Dempsey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After two years of getting roasted by sports-media critics, Bryant Gumbel has ankled his job as play-by-play man for the eight live National Football ...

Bryant Gumbel Praises HBO: We Don't 'Grovel For Ratings'

Chicago Sun-Times | DOUG ELFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

You can count the number of great TV news shows on one hand. There's "Frontline," "60 Minutes," "Bill Moyers Journal" and "Real Sports with Bryant Gum...

NFL May Reconsider Bryant Gumbel’s Job Status After “Leash” Comment…

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The job status of Bryant Gumbel, scheduled to be the play-by-play broadcaster on the eight late-season games on the NFL's in-house network, could be t...