Fired NPR Commentator Signs Two-Book Deal

NEW YORK – The commentator fired by National Public Radio in October for his remarks about Muslims has a deal to write two books. Crown Publishers announced Tuesday the first book by Juan Williams will “focus on free speech and the growing difficulty in America of speaking out on sensitive topics.” Williams was let go […]

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Shepherd Shares Her View On Juan Williams’ Good Fortune And The Bill O’Reilly Feud

Sherri Shepherd thinks Juan Williams owes a debt of gratitude – or cold hard cash – to the ladies of ‘The View.’ “He should at least come on the show and say, ‘Thank you, ladies!’ ” Shepherd told Fancast in a phone interview this week. Shepherd was interviewed on the subject of ‘The Newlywed Game,’ […]

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NPR Chief Sorry Over Handling of Williams’ Firing

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – NPR’s chief executive says she’s sorry for how analyst Juan Williams’ dismissal was handled — but she’s not sorry for firing him. Vivian Schiller sent an apology to NPR staff members Sunday night. She says Williams deserved a face-to-face meeting to hear that his contract as an analyst was […]

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Longtime Journalist Daniel Schorr Dead at Age 93

BY: Brett Zongker WASHINGTON – Veteran reporter and commentator Daniel Schorr, whose hard-hitting reporting for CBS got him on President Richard Nixon‘s notorious “enemies list” in the 1970s, has died. He was 93. Schorr died Friday at a Washington hospital after a brief illness, said Anna Christopher, a spokeswoman for National Public Radio, where Schorr […]

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Louis C.K. Causes NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ Cancellation in Mississippi

Louis C.K. and his foul mouth have gotten NPR’s ‘Fresh Air With Terry Gross‘ in trouble. According to MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, a conversation between Gross and the comedian got the show kicked off Mississippi radio for what Mississippi Public Broadcasting calls “recurring inappropriate conduct.” The banter in question? The radio host and her guest […]

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‘Modern Family,’ ‘Glee’ Among Peabody Winners

ATHENS, Ga. — The winners of the 2009 Peabody Awards, announced Wednesday, include the ABC sitcom ‘Modern Family,’ Fox network’s ‘Glee,’ CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson‘ and HBO’s ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.’ The awards recognize achievement and public service by TV and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the […]

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