November 15, 2013
DEPENDING HOW you count it, Meatless Monday, endorsed by City Council this fall, is a movement that's been around for a decade - or a century. In 2003, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for a Livable Future put its official stamp on Meatless Mondays - simply eating meat-free on that day to avoid the known health liabilities of meat and get more mouth-time for fruits and veggies. But there were also "Meatless Mondays" back in World War I, launched by the United States Food Administration to conserve resources.
October 25, 2013 |
GLENN BECK is moving to Philly. Kind of. In the wake of the news that Rush Limbaugh will be returning to 1210 WPHT, I've learned exclusively that Beck will give his Internet-only TheBlaze Radio Network a Philadelphia feel by adding local news and weather twice per hour and traffic four times per hour, provided by partnerships with local news and information services. Philly is the first market for the localized expansion, but I hear Beck wants to move to more markets.
April 26, 2013
"An arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing has been made. " - CNN, et al., before any arrest By Steve Young With technology continuing to ramp up our ability to transmit news at breakneck speed, along with the public's insatiable need to know something ASAP, the media have been painfully susceptible to rapid-fire misfiring in the race for "breaking news" and ratings. Makes one wonder what might have been if today's media had been around a few years earlier. Jonestown More of a Picnic Than a Punishment, CNN, Nov. 18, 1978 - John King reports that, according to a source close to the situation, "the Peoples Temple group in Guyana, thought to be a treacherous cult, has been proven to be just a well-meaning paradise, as leader Jim Jones has just distributed what I'm told is delicious, specially-prepared, grape-flavored Kool-Aid.
June 13, 2012 |
The Champ - 1210 WPHT The Contender - IQ 106.9 Chris Stigall Morning drive time Larry Mendte and Al Gardner Dom Giordano Mid-morning Glenn Beck Michael Smerconish Early afternoon Rush Limbaugh Buzz Bissinger and Steve Martorano ...
July 12, 2011 |
Could Sgt. Scott Moore , that sweet, smooth-pated Marine, possibly have imagined that his fantasy movie star babe would actually say yes to a date? That'd be Black Swan star Mila Kunis , who has accepted Moore's invitation to accompany him to the Marine Corps Ball on Nov. 18 in Greenville, N.C. Moore taped his YouTube invite in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, where he is serving with the Third Battalion Second Marines. "Hi, Mila, I just want to take a moment out of my day to invite you to the Marine Corps Ball with yours truly," he said.
July 6, 2011 |
Keith Olbermann's still preaching liberal gloom and doom to the choir, but the church pews have emptied. The commentator's Countdown audience, in the show's new home on the little Current cable network, is about one-third of what he averaged on MSNBC. But one man's decline can be another's stunning success. Since Olbermann arrived June 20, the audience weeknights at 8 p.m. on Current has increased fifteenfold, moving the network, founded six years ago by Democratic stalwarts Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, from total obscurity into cable's lower middle class.
July 1, 2011 |
I achieved a personal goal a week ago. But to the extent he had a similar aspiration, David Carr did not. We both appeared as panelists on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher . The program is televised in front of a live audience in Hollywood and rebroadcast over and over on subsequent days. The crowd is boisterous, the host can be acerbic, and the subject matter includes anything currently in the public realm. Which explains my goal in working without my radio show's customary seven-second delay: Create no YouTube moments.
May 17, 2011 |
CNN anchor Don Lemon , who spent several years as a reporter and weekend anchor at Philly's NBC10, writes in his new book, Transparent , that he is a gay American man. "Today I chose to step out on faith and begin openly living my own truth," Lemon said Monday in a statement. The journo tells the New York Times that his vocation demands that he be frank with his audience. "I abhor hypocrisy," he says. Us, too. "I think if you're going to be in the business of news, and telling people the truth, of trying to shed light in dark places, then you've got to be honest.
April 7, 2011 |
Glenn Beck is leaving his Fox News talk show, says Business Insider. Beck wants to "transition away later this year," according to his website The Blaze. A joint Beck/Fox news release says his production company, Mercury Radio Arts, will work with Fox News to develop and produce TV projects and digital content. For quite a while, The Glenn Beck Program was the third-highest-rated show in all cable news, behind two other Fox stalwarts, Bill O'Reilly 's O'Reilly Factor and Sean Hannity 's Hannity . But rumors said Fox was eagerly inviting Beck to transition, in light of ratings that (while still big for cable)
March 15, 2011 |
If you bought Monday's Groupon "Deal of the Day" offering of $30 worth of food for $15 at Franco's Trattoria on Ridge Avenue in East Falls, be advised that the restaurant closed for good over the weekend. Before the deal was pulled from Groupon's website Monday afternoon, 105 offers had been sold. A Groupon rep said purchases would be refunded. Building owner Mark Sherman said he was looking for a new operator to run the restaurant, which is off Kelly Drive beneath the twin bridges.