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June 22, 1995 | by Eric Mink, New York Daily News
It turns out that television has its very own, living, breathing incarnation of the old Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde horror story. In the real-life version, TV's dual-personality personality is a ruthless, unprincipled exploiter by day; a thoughtful, considerate, low-key, effective professional by night. With apologies to Robert Louis Stevenson, it's the case of Dr. Rivera and Mr. Geraldo. By day, he's the host of the syndicated "Geraldo," the person who brought sleaze to daytime talk shows - although he has plenty of company these days.
NEWS
November 29, 1988 | By BILL THOMAS
Every American over the age of 35 can remember what he or she was doing when JFK was assassinated. But how many will remember what they were doing when a riot broke out on The Geraldo Show? I will. I was there. Actually, I was in the dressing room with former lobbyist Paula Parkinson and fellow reporter Rudy Maxa, waiting to tape a guest spot on "Washington Sex Scandals. " The fight started during the taping of "Youth Hate Gangs," which immediately followed the taping of "Sexual Survivors.
NEWS
January 28, 1992
Trust levels, comfort levels, whatever you want to call them, are always a big part of the sorting out on the way to the White House. The ball takes crazy bounces: Ed Muskie's tears, Joe Biden's cribbing, Bob Dole's dark flashes of anger. The voter gets bits and pieces. It's hard to assign a weight to each one. The Big Story out of New England over this weekend was in the same tradition, yet somehow more depressing. We refer, of course, to Bill and Hillary Clinton's interrogation on CBS's 60 Minutes, hard on the heels of the Super Bowl.
NEWS
May 7, 1995 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Looking for the perfect gift for her 80-year-old mother, Marie Rivell of Clifton Heights considered a blouse but decided on Geraldo instead. Not the man, of course. The nationally syndicated television talk show. In person. The vehicle was Starr Tours, a Trenton-based company that lifts people from their ordinary lives, transports them to New York City and enlightens them on everything from love triangles gone wrong to militia men and why they hate the government. All for $19.95.
NEWS
May 25, 1994 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
If April is the cruelest month, February, May and November - the big sweeps months - are television's most frightening. Here, in the periods whose Nielsen-Arbitron ratings are used to determine advertising rates, everyone's throwing their hottest programs on the air. Chills have always thrilled (witness the chart-topping performance of all four episodes of "The Stand"), so there's a reason that everyone from Stephen King to your favorite local newscaster seems to be out to scare you to death.
NEWS
August 4, 1992 | by Maris Perlow, New York Daily News
Melissa Rivers is not your typical name-dropper. For one thing, as gossip reporter for "Hangin' with MTV," she gets paid for it. For another, as the 23-year-old daughter of comedian/talk-show host Joan Rivers, she has taken flak for it. "This is, like, one of those things that gets blown out of proportion," said Rivers, rolling her eyes at the reference to the 1990 "Geraldo" interview in which she disclosed her decision to change her surname from...
NEWS
March 22, 1991 | By John Milward, Special to The Inquirer
Every weeknight at 11:30, Joelle Morton tapes Nightline twice - once on her VCR and once on her tape recorder. No, Morton is not a doting relative of Ted Koppel's - but she does hang on his every word. For the last 3 1/2 years, it has been Morton's job to produce the transcript of Nightline sold by Journal Graphics. As soon as Koppel says goodnight, she boots up her computer, puts the audio cassette in a foot- controlled transcribing machine and starts typing. She uses the videotape to check the spelling of names and to decipher the conversation when the talking heads get their tongues tangled.
NEWS
October 2, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Post and USA Today contributed to this report
David Caruso, who burned a multitude of bridges when he left "NYPD Blue" to become a big movie star (and you know how that career move turned out), wants to be on TV again. Daily Variety says that Caruso is interested in a proposed series about a crusading lawyer, but he inked an agreement when he left "NYPD Blue" that prohibits him from appearing on TV until 1998. The trade paper says producer Steven Bochco, one of the parties to the deal, doesn't mind if Caruso tries for a comeback; ABC, one of the others, isn't feeling so charitable.
NEWS
March 13, 1995 | By Sally Steenland
In bed with the flu, I sweat and shiver, sip fluids and zap the remote. I squint through watery eyes for something to alleviate my feverish state. Ahh - daytime TV talk shows. For a few hours I forget about clogged sinuses and aching bones and give into voyeurism. I'm transfixed by a confessional parade of teenage prostitutes, mother-daughter hustlers, promiscuous fathers and ditched girlfriends. Gradually, I realize the flu is nothing compared to my sister having a sex- change operation or my 12-year-old sleeping with the man next door.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
HOW MUCH Kanye West can fit inside Kanye West? No matter what you think of the man's talent, there's no arguing that he's full of himself. In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, across the pond, West declared, "Rap is the new rock 'n' roll. " "We the new rock stars, and I'm the biggest of all of them," he said. "I'm the No. 1 rock star on the planet. " Kanye, is anyone at your level? "I would not be Kanye West if it wasn't for Michael Jackson . " What about Jay Z ?
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
HOW MUCH Kanye West can fit inside Kanye West? No matter what you think of the man's talent, there's no arguing that he's full of himself. In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, across the pond, West declared, "Rap is the new rock 'n' roll. " "We the new rock stars, and I'm the biggest of all of them," he said. "I'm the No. 1 rock star on the planet. " Kanye, is anyone at your level? "I would not be Kanye West if it wasn't for Michael Jackson . " What about Jay Z ?
NEWS
March 28, 2013 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
CUE THE lightning bolts, let the high-octane music raise your heart rate and butter the popcorn, because we're about to speculate on a battle of epic proportions, a potential U.S. Senate race more explosive than Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, right here in the Garden State. In one corner, there's Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a social-media superman who might pay your monthly cable bill if you asked him to, that rare elected official who hasn't been burned by fame's fire yet. If you don't see Cory Booker on television right now, that's because he's probably standing behind you, smiling.
SPORTS
July 8, 2010
Hey. Look at this. Team Talkin' is back together. It's been a while since we've done this. Take it slow. You wouldn't want to pull a hammy. What do you make of ESPN holding an hourlong special Thursday so LeBron James can pledge his basketball allegiance to a team on national television? I am so sick of LeBron James. I mean really, who does he think he is? What does he think he's done? He hasn't won squat. He's not king of anything. And yet James' people approached ESPN about doing an hourlong special on his decision, and ESPN, of course, said yes. I'll tune in for the final five minutes to see where James is going, but that's it. Otherwise, I couldn't care less.
NEWS
April 7, 2003 | By Steve Young
Homer Simpson couldn't have done it better. Peter Arnett, employed by NBC, MSNBC, National Geographic and, I think, ESPN The Magazine, thought it might be a good idea to go on Iraqi television to tell the Iraqis that the American war machine's battle plan was a "failure. " Then there was this brilliant stroke of showboating, er, news: "Hello, this is Geraldo Rivera for Fox News. Now don't tell any Republican Guards, but ... psst. We're over here. " But what was the harm?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2001 | New York Daily News
A few weeks ago, the Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly branded Geraldo Rivera a liberal sympathizer. Monday, O'Reilly gave Rivera a passing grade for his coverage from Afghanistan. "I think he's doing all right," O'Reilly said. Rivera recently gave up his prime-time CNBC talk show - and a couple of million dollars - to go cover the war in Afghanistan for the Fox News Channel. For Rivera, a controversial personality, that meant joining a network that appeals to conservative-leaning viewers.
NEWS
September 18, 2000 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
QUOTE "I'm already larger than life, but in this movie I'm going to be bigger than a cow. " - Dolly Parton, soon to appear in a large-format IMAX film on country music Among the romances made in Tabloid Hell, we have our old favorites like Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee; Madonna and Sean Penn; and the whole Joey Buttafuoco love-triangle thing. Now, here's a contender for the hellish romance of the new millennium: Darva Conger and Geraldo Rivera. Yup, the two people you might most want to go away are still here - and apparently together, the New York Daily News reports this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1999 | By David Bauder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's not hard to find NBC's $5 million man, Geraldo Rivera, on television. You just have to know where to look. Try the Today show, where Rivera's action-packed reports on the Kosovo Liberation Army first aired this month. But don't try the NBC Nightly News, where a Rivera report has never been shown. Try prime time Sunday, when Rivera's documentary, Drug Bust, The Longest War, airs at 8 p.m. But don't try Dateline NBC, where Rivera believes he's not welcome. Better yet, try cable, where MSNBC repeatedly ran the Kosovo reports.
NEWS
September 13, 1998 | By Peter Landry
Out them all. Kenneth Starr's report has landed, and Washington is in high Elmer Gantry mode. You remember Gantry. He was the preacher in the Sinclair Lewis novel (later a great movie) who frothed from the pulpit about sin, while sinning frothily on the side. Nothing like a hypocrite to pump up the volume. And the volume is certainly ear-numbing in Washington and the media this week. The report concentrates overwhelmingly on the Lewinsky affair. But there is danger in making Bill Clinton's sex life an impeachment issue.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1998 | By Jennifer Weiner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
So first Geraldo Rivera tells TV Guide that he wants NBC anchor Tom Brokaw's job. Then he blabs to Playboy, in very graphic terms, about the Women He Loves. (ABC's Barbara Walters and CNN's Christiane Amanpour, among them.) Meanwhile, he's earning his highest ratings ever on CNBC's Rivera Live, which grabbed 1.3 million viewers Wednesday night. And he's gaining new legitimacy. Rivera was the first to report that "human genetic material" had been found on Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress, more than two weeks before the big broadcast networks reported it. So, now that he's simultaneously cresting and bottoming out, we ask: Can the world stand any more Geraldo?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 1997 | By Jennifer Weiner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He sounds older and wiser. More thoughtful and sober. Conservative and considered. He even puts his 3-year-old daughter on the phone to say hello. Is this the Geraldo we once knew? The punch line of a thousand late-'80's jokes? The one slammed on last Saturday's Saturday Night Live as not being fit to hold an NBC microphone, and portrayed as a panting hound dog slavering after O.J. Simpson? The man who, just two weeks ago, staged a mock trial of the parents of slain beauty tot JonBenet Ramsey on his daytime talk show?
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