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ABC's Gaza Reporter Talks 'Awful, Tragic, Heartbreaking' Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Media

For ABC's Alexander Marquardt, there is no comparison. The current bloodshed in Gaza is the most difficult conflict he has ever covered. "There are...

Indiana University Introduces Student-Athlete Bill of Rights

Robby Benson | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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.

Sawyer Blunder Indicative of Gaping Deficiency in American Journalism

Deanna Othman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Deanna Othman

The dehumanization of Palestinians, the denial of their positions as victims -- as the occupied, as the underclass in an apartheid system -- is the standard narrative parroted by mainstream media. Sawyer's blunder is indicative of a far more noxious bias that stealthily creeps into all reporting on the Palestinian people.

WATCH: Diane Sawyer Apologizes To Viewers For Major Israel-Palestine Error

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Media

Diane Sawyer apologized to her viewers on Thursday for an error she made about the current violence in Palestine and Israel on her Tuesday show. Wh...

ABC News Apologizes After Making Big Israel-Palestine Error

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Media

ABC News has said it will correct an error it made on Tuesday's edition of "World News," when it mischaracterized a picture of a Palestinian family de...

Diane Sawyer Gets More Good News

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media

ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" continued its recent streak of good ratings luck on Tuesday. The show squeaked past its biggest rival, "NBC Ni...

WATCH: Diane Sawyer Talks About The Huge ABC Shakeup

The | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Media

ABC's Diane Sawyer told her viewers on Wednesday about her decision to leave the anchor chair at "World News," and she brought on her successor, David...

The Evening News Is About To Be All White Guys Again

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Media

After Diane Sawyer steps down from her role as the anchor of ABC's "World News" in September, the big three evening news broadcasts will once again be...

Hillary's 'Hard Choices'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Joe Peyronnin

As Secretary of State, she visited 112 countries, and travelled one million miles. The book will appeal to Clinton supporters, and her many critics will harshly trash it.

Barbara Walters Is Already Coming Out Of Retirement

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Media

When Barbara Walters retired from television in May, she told viewers that, rather than say goodbye, she would say, "see you later." As it turns ou...

ABC News Gets A Very Big Win

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Media

ABC News is getting the kinds of ratings some of its shows haven't had for decades. The network put out a press release on Friday. celebrating its ...

Maya Angelou, a "Sign" and Me

Richard Walden | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
Richard Walden

I had dinner with Maya Angelou at a friend's home in Pacific Palisades the very day a friend and I dreamed up a humanitarian relief flight to help hun...

Getting It Right About Exit Polling

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I stand alone in proclaiming that exit polls got it exactly right in the 2000 Presidential Race. They reported just what they heard from the Palm Beach County voters -- that the voters had been foxed by the ballot either intentionally or unintentionally never entered their minds.

Meet an Inspiring Mom Who Moved Around the World

Kathleen Smith | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Smith

Even this world-beating, fearless woman felt that loss of confidence -- of, well, her "mojo" -- that so often afflicts moms who've chosen to "unplug."

Barbara Walters' Former Boss: 'She Was No Cream Puff'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After decades of hard-hitting, news-making interviews, Barbara Walters' retirement from television last week came after she's spent most of her recent...

Carole Simpson 'Very Mad' About Barbara Walters' Farewell Episode

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.19.2014 | Media

Among the over two-dozen female journalists who gathered on Friday to bid farewell to Barbara Walters during her final episode of "The View," one face...

Jack Mirkinson

How Barbara Walters Changed Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.16.2014 | Media

Barbara Walters, who is retiring after 50 years in television today, has had the kind of career that sends writers to their thesauruses, scrabblin...

Conservative Pundit's Startling Comment About Racist Clippers Owner

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Media

Conservative pundit Bill Kristol said on Sunday that people are making too much of the racist comments said to have been made by Los Angeles Clippers ...

Former ABC News President Explains His 9/11 Coverage Decisions

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.21.2014 | Media

To mark the anniversary of the city-wide lockdown in Boston after the bombing at last year's marathon, HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski hosted a discu...

When It's Time to Dump Your Toxic Boss

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

The thing about septic workplaces is that, like a particularly bad cult, they take over your mind, they destroy your confidence, and thus they have the power to inflict life-long damage on your career, and by extension, your personal life.

Huge Shakeup On 'Good Morning America'

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's top-rated "Good Morning America" has suffered its second personnel defection in four months, with news anchor Josh Elliott tel...

Notorious NYPD Chief Joins ABC News

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.28.2014 | Media

ABC News announced Friday that it has hired former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly as a "consultant." Kelly, ABC News president Ben Sherwood wrote, "wi...

Nate Silver Delivers Big Blow To Democrats

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media

Cue the hand-wringing in Democratic circles everywhere: Nate Silver says the GOP will probably re-take the Senate in November's elections. After he...

Dan Harris: 'Meditation Is The Bicep Curl For The Brain'

Posted 03.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

It took a televised panic attack that was seen by 5 million people for ABC News' correspondent Dan Harris to open his eyes to meditation. Now that he'...

Morning Show Wars Reach New Level Of Tension

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.07.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's "Today" show didn't leave its mojo in Sochi and is feeling newly energized in the program's perpetual battle with ABC's domina...