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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 1987 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The question just sort of hangs there. How did it feel? How did it feel last year when they finally cut through the bricks and mortar in the basement of Chicago's Lexington Hotel and there you were, before God and country, suddenly realizing on live television that the "the mystery of Al Capone's vault" was a couple of empty liquor bottles? Geraldo Rivera, 44, lawyer, author, maverick journalist and 20/20 exile whose third special - Innocence Lost: The Erosion of American Childhood - airs tomorrow (Channel 29 at 8 p.m.)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1986 | By DIANE WHITE, Special to the Daily News
Hello. This is the moment we've all been waiting for. If everything goes as planned we'll soon know the answer to the question people have been asking for decades, or since the night before last at the very least: What's in Geraldo Rivera's brain? All of America knows by now that Rivera, the hard-hitting yet sensitive investigative reporter, presided over a never-to-be forgotten episode in television history Monday night. "The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults" was a $1 million live-TV broadcast of the opening of Al Capone's secret vaults, vaults so secret that no one, perhaps even Al Capone himself, knew they existed until Rivera decided to blast them open on television.
NEWS
December 30, 1986 | By Fawn Vrazo, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman who was arrested in a bust staged for a television camera crew filed a $30 million lawsuit yesterday against television personality Geraldo Rivera, two production companies and law enforcement officers. The suit was filed in state district court on behalf of Terry G. Rouse, 28, whose arrest on drug possession charges was broadcast live earlier this month during Rivera's American Vice: The Doping of a Nation. Rouse and Laverne Alley, 36, were arrested in the Houston suburb of Channelview on Dec. 2 by Harris County Sheriff Johnny Klevenhagen and his officers.
NEWS
October 11, 1991
Opinion from Jay Leno: LIVE FREE OR STARVE The U.S. announced it will give $14 billion in aid to the newly-independent Baltic states. When Massachusetts and Rhode Island heard that, they declared independence. OMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Former California Gov. Jerry Brown says if he becomes president, he'll take time off from his schedule every day to mediate in the White House. Hey, don't laugh, it worked for Reagan. GERALDO'S HOUSE Last week Geraldo Rivera did a show on female prostitution, then a show on women who cheat on their husbands, then a show on nymphomaniacs.
NEWS
December 30, 1992 | By Kevin McKinney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After disappearing for nearly two and a half years, convicted murderer Geraldo Rivera walked into the Kennett Square police headquarters yesterday and demanded that he be returned to his old jail cell in Graterford Prison. He was tired, he said, of being cold and hungry. "He was looking for three square meals a day," said Kelly Cruz, a state trooper from Avondale who acted as an interpreter for the Spanish-speaking Rivera. "He told me that he was out of work and that he was looking for a place to stay - with heat.
NEWS
September 26, 1988 | By Ken Tucker, Inquirer TV Critic
Lately it has become fashionable to refer to Geraldo Rivera, Morton Downey Jr. and their ilk as "news punks," a phrase coined to compare the in-your- face style of these unorthodox news people to the showy rebelliousness of leather-jacketed, spikey-haired punk rockers. It's a cute tag, but what Rivera and company do to the news is anything but cute. So let's give these guys another label. How about "news perverts"? As in: people who pervert legitimate news stories in the service of boosting ratings with trumped-up controversy.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1987 | By GENE SEYMOUR, Daily News Staff Writer
People can't decide just what Geraldo Rivera is all about. Whatever he is - and whatever else you may think - he is an American original. Just when you feel he's outdone himself (as with last December's ethically debatable live drug busts on "American Vice: The Doping of a Nation"), he comes back several months later to announce he's about to take us - that's you, me, Aunt Flo and the pet salamander - deep into the heart of darkness that is the "New Mafia. " If you've been down this road before, you will no doubt say, "Now what?"
NEWS
August 17, 1987 | By GENE SEYMOUR, Daily News Staff Writer
People can't decide just what Geraldo Rivera is all about. Whatever he is - and whatever else you may think - he is an American original. Just when you feel he's outdone himself (as with last December's ethically debatable live drug busts on "American Vice: The Doping of a Nation"), he comes back several months later to announce he's about to take us - that's you, me, Aunt Flo and the pet salamander - deep into the heart of darkness that is the "New Mafia. " If you've been down this road before, you will no doubt say, "Now what?"
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2007 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
TBill and Geraldo's borderline personalities wo gents and a mike . . . . . . can be truly frightening. Especially when the gents in question are Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera, who went to town on each other Thursday night during Fox News Channel's forum of Socratic inquiry and Platonic harmony, The O'Reilly Factor. The topic was illegal immigration, with Bill accusing Geraldo of favoring "open-border anarchy," and Geraldo saying Bill and other conservatives were engaging in a "massive witch-hunt" against immigrants.
NEWS
January 3, 2002 | By CARL HIAASEN
SLOWLY BUT surely, America is learning to laugh again. Thank you, Geraldo. And thank you, Fox News, for sending him to Afghanistan. Let's admit it. Ever since the Taliban crumbled and the bombing slacked off, television coverage of the war on terrorism has been grindingly monotonous. Lucky for us, Geraldo Rivera is on the scene. Fox lured the mustached dandy away from CNBC with the irresistible promise of a pay cut and a chance to be shot at during a live broadcast. Upon arriving in the war zone, Geraldo breathlessly announced that he'd be carrying a gun at all times and that he personally would plug Osama bin Laden if the opportunity presented himself.
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.
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.
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?
LIVING
April 27, 1998 | This article contains material from the Associated Press, Variety and New York Daily News
Most of his exhibitionistic, pugilistic talk-show guests hadn't even been born, but in 1974, Cincinnati Councilman Jerry Springer was almost brought down by a former massage-parlor employee named "Marsha," who will tell the then widely reported story on tonight's Inside Edition. "She never writes, she never calls," Springer quipped when told of the ex-masseuse's TV appearance. In December 1973, Springer drove from Cincy to the Leisure Health Club in Fort Wright, Ky., to avail himself of "Marsha's" services, for which he paid her with a personal check for $25. She contends that she asked him what his wife would say, and he replied that he'd tell her it was for "paper work.
NEWS
July 1, 1997 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer USA Today, the New York Post and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
"I do not endorse adultery; I love my fiancee. We will be married September 6, and I only have eyes for her. " - Larry King, oft-married, but apparently no cheater. New York millionaire playboy/shipping heir Taki Theodoracopulos had best keep jet-setting for the next few weeks lest he run the risk of facing a serious beat-down from Geraldo Rivera. In a column written for a British mag about the Big Apple's Puerto Rican Day Parade Taki branded PRs as "ugly," "dirty," and "semi-savage" and asserted that "there has never been a single contribution by a Puerto Rican outside of receiving American welfare.
NEWS
May 21, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Daily News, New York Post and Entertainment Weekly contributed to this report
Who'd have guessed? Turns out Geraldo Rivera is not so easy to live with. So says Mrs. Rivera, who should know. Geraldo's wife - actual name, C.C. Dyer - goes on the "Geraldo" show tomorrow and gives her hubby an earful. Among the topics thoroughly vented by Geraldo's fourth wife: Geraldo's a fibber: "He loves confronting the bad guys, but when it comes to his wife or ex-wife, or his many ex-wives, he'll say, 'Oh, I went to Elaine's for dinner with Kato Kaelin.
NEWS
January 5, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Daily News, New York Post and USA Today contributed to this report
Who'd have imagined "Celebrity Good Deeds" would become a regular feature in the Tattle column? Today, we salute TV actor Mark Harmon, for rescuing two teens from a burning car outside his Brentwood home. The car crashed through a fence and into a tree near chez Harmon Wednesday night. Hearing the noise, our hero reportedly dashed outside, smashed the car windows and pulled the boys to safety, all before the cops arrived. "He was there almost immediately. These boys certainly owe their lives to the quick and selfless action of Mr. Harmon," a spokesman for the L.A. Fire Department said.
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