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10 Days in Haiti

(3) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 10:57 AM

Like a carpenter trying to build a house with only a screwdriver, I felt ill-equipped to do my job in Haiti. We correspondents use words and pictures as our tools. Yet, there were no words to adequately describe the horror. And the hours of video shot could never convey the...

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Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Anchorman

(5) Comments | Posted October 8, 2009 | 2:22 PM

"Daddy's getting a job?!?!"

My little boy was uneasy as my wife explained to him I was going back to work. He was still two years old when I left my last gig 16 months ago. Therefore, he'd never known me to be anything other than the guy who picked...

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Rocking Manhattan

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2009 | 11:41 AM

Conventional wisdom (not to mention 70's pop music) tells us that "rocking the boat" can be risky business. However, a Bronx organization that bears that very name believes disrupting the status quo, so to speak, for at-risk kids is exactly the right thing to do.

Rocking the Boat uses traditional...

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Flight Fracas: A Dad Gets Mad

(4) Comments | Posted July 9, 2009 | 9:15 AM

There are pros and cons to being escorted from an airplane by Federal Authorities. Unfortunately, there's the self-consciousness of being singled out in front of your fellow passengers by the armed officers who board the flight as soon as your plane reaches the gate.

On the other hand, you don't...

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Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Anchorman

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2009 | 1:05 PM

Aside from the fact that my wife was robbed, our son's birthday party was perfect.

She's fine, thanks, just a little disillusioned. It happened at a popular Upper West Side establishment that caters to children. I won't name names because the staff there is wonderful and it's not their...

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Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Anchorman

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2009 | 5:07 PM

It's been exactly one year since I "worked on Maggie's Farm." It's been a glorious year spent with my son. He turned three a few days after my departure from TV, now he's just a few days away from turning four. I may not be an expert on many things,...

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Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Anchorman

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2009 | 6:48 PM

Jackson Pollock said it's necessary for an artist to come face-to-face with himself. The great painter found the experience uncomfortable, yet inspiring. I agree to a certain extent. When I recently encountered my own countenance, I too was quite uncomfortable, yet it made for a hilarious story.

I have a...

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Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Anchorman

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2009 | 2:03 PM

We bought our second home four years ago. Ah, 2005, those were the days. My wife and I looked forward to leisurely weekends on Long Island's North Fork with family, friends and, of course, our newborn son. With two thriving careers, the prospect of a second mortgage wasn't daunting at...

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Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Anchorman

(3) Comments | Posted February 16, 2009 | 5:10 PM

A window of opportunity is open for my three-year-old son and he's taking full advantage. It's a freedom he and other kids his age will enjoy for only a brief time. Then, they will be forced, hopefully, to conform to the manners of polite society. The only reason this behavior...

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Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Anchorman

(4) Comments | Posted January 26, 2009 | 6:13 PM

Every parent knows that childhood is nothing more than a series of phases. Some are funny, like my son's "Superpower!" phase, which entails him running naked through the apartment, after his bath, with a towel draped around him like a cape. (I assume it's a phase. If he's still...

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Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Anchorman

(3) Comments | Posted January 6, 2009 | 9:38 AM

My New Year's resolution is to limit the amount of TV my son watches. I believe this will strengthen our relationship and encourage his creativity. But most importantly, I believe it is necessary to preserve my own mental health.

You see, until recently I didn't have a strong opinion...

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Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Anchorman

(1) Comments | Posted December 29, 2008 | 10:04 PM

Looking for a business that's recession proof? Move here to Manhattan's Upper West Side and start a children's program. In my limited experience as a stay-at-home dad, I've noticed that parents will pay big bucks for just about any kind of recreational activity. Running, jumping, reading, singing, playing and painting...

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Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Anchorman

(4) Comments | Posted December 19, 2008 | 2:47 PM

Could my gender be inhibiting my son's social life? It's dawning on me that the answer is yes. As a father, I didn't anticipate any dreaded "dating" issues rearing their confusing heads for many years. Silly me, as a brand new stay-at-home father, I'd overlooked a staple of any city...

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Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Anchorman

(4) Comments | Posted December 17, 2008 | 12:16 PM

"What do you do?"

It's a fairly common query, usually meant as nothing more than a harmless icebreaker. It's a line I've used myself at countless fundraisers and other social gatherings. Moreover, up until very recently, it's a question I've always thought I'd fielded rather deftly. I...

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