NPR’s ‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me’ Debuts On TV

WASHINGTON — NPR’s quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” is making the leap from radio to television. The show debuts Friday evening on BBC America. The first show will be a year-in-review special. Host Peter Sagal, scorekeeper Carl Kasell and a panel including Paula Poundstone and Alonzo Bodden will discuss the year’s events. […]

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Fox News’ ‘The Five’ Becomes A Cable News Regular

By Lucas Shaw LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – So long Glenn Beck, we hardly missed you. That is what Fox News is saying in announcing that “The Five,” which replaced Beck’s show in July, will continue as a regularly scheduled program at 5 p.m. We speculated last month that the show could become Beck’s permanent replacement. […]

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PBS Contacted by Fake Muslim Group That Duped NPR

BY: BEN NUCKOLS WASHINGTON – PBS says it was contacted by the same fake Muslim group that arranged a meeting with an NPR executive and secretly videotaped him calling the tea party racist. PBS spokeswoman Anne Bentley said Wednesday that they had an initial conversation with the Muslim Education Action Center but had concerns about […]

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NPR Says Executive In Williams Firing Has Resigned

WASHINGTON – A senior executive at National Public Radio who had a role in the firing of commentator Juan Williams has resigned. NPR announced Thursday that Senior Vice-President for News Ellen Weiss has resigned, but gave no reason for that step. NPR simultaneously announced the completion of a review of the October firing of Williams, who […]

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FBI Releases Files On NPR’s Daniel Schorr

WASHINGTON – Newly released FBI files depict the Nixon White House role in ordering an investigation into newsman Daniel Schorr, whose tough reporting got him on the president’s infamous enemies list. According to one section among hundreds of pages from Schorr’s FBI file, the Nixon White House had the bureau conduct a background investigation in […]

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