December 3, 2009 |
New Jersey's Republican Party is getting attention from celebrity candidates after Gov.-elect Christopher J. Christie's Nov. 3 victory over Democratic Gov. Corzine. But as the Grand Old Party dreams of future conquests, the question arises: Will it sharpen its criteria for candidates? "They have not been enormously effective in how they handled candidate recruitment in the past, but this is certainly a new era," Montclair State University political scientist Brigid Harrison said.
November 5, 2001 |
TO BE OR not to be? That remaining the question, the answer increasingly clear. The verb "to be" dying out. And the culprit? None other than TV news channels. Taking the place of such cherished words as is, are, am, even were and was: a new verb form that you might call the one-size-fits-all past, present and future participle. What I talking about? Just listen to Lou Dobbs, the dean of news network anchors, at the top of his show, CNN's "Moneyline News Hour with Lou Dobbs," on Oct. 30. Lou saying: "Top government officials today adding their voices to the call for Americans to remain vigilant.
September 6, 2011
CHRIS STIGALL Occupation: Morning-drive host on WPHT-AM (1210) Age: 34 Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. Current residence: Chester County Personal: Married to Christine for 11 years; three children: sons William, 6, and Drew, 5; daughter Anna, 3 Education: Graduated in 1999 with a B.S. in broadcasting from Northwest Missouri State University Other experience: Disc jockey on three Kansas City music stations; morning...
January 24, 2003 |
FIGURING THAT we'll probably be at war by then and everyone in the world is sure to be hating us anyway, trashy talk-show host Jerry Springer is mulling a run for the U.S. Senate next year. The Ohio Democrat, a former Cincinnati mayor and councilman, said he'll decide by summer whether to challenge Republican George Voinovich, who has already said he'll run for a second term next year. Springer shrewdly acknowledged that his nationally syndicated "Jerry Springer Show" could work against him. "There are pluses and minuses," he said.
August 4, 2009 |
NEW YORK - He's become a publicity nightmare for CNN, embarrassed his boss and hosted a show that seemed to contradict the network's "no bias" brand. And on top of all that, his ratings are slipping. How does Lou Dobbs keep his job? It's not a simple answer. CNN insists it is standing behind Dobbs, despite calls for his head from critics of his reporting on "birthers" - those who believe President Obama wasn't born in the United States despite convincing evidence to the contrary.
November 26, 2009 |
Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, who became controversial for his statements on illegal immigration, is considering a 2012 bid for a New Jersey U.S. Senate seat as an "intermediate step" to a possible presidential campaign, a spokesman said yesterday. A run for the Senate would pit Dobbs, 64, against Robert Menendez, a Democrat who is the chamber's only Hispanic and a proponent of immigrants' rights. "That is definitely one of the options on the table," Dobbs spokesman Robert Dilenschneider said.
November 5, 2005
God's creations Re: "No 'gifts from God,' " letter, Nov. 4: The writer smugly assures us that "God didn't create homosexuals, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered and queer people. " He chastises a previous writer who sees these people as (gulp!) "gifts from God" for not knowing Genesis 13:13. Well, how about Genesis 1:27: "God created humanity in God's image"? Not God created those who are straight, but God created all of humanity, every human ever born. So every person is indeed a gift of a loving and creative God. And would the writer please present the psychological journals where I can learn that, despite all the evidence to the contrary, "these people chose this orientation"?
August 31, 2000 |
The CNN dilemma is a simple one to understand, but hard to solve. When big news breaks, ratings soar. When news isn't happening, its ratings aren't either. The network is in the throes of a management shakeup, signaling that the ratings struggle continues to plague it. The head of CNN's national operations, Rick Kaplan, is departing. CNN called a staff meeting in Atlanta yesterday to discuss the changes, said a network executive speaking on condition of anonymity.
November 13, 2009 |
CNN's John King to replace Dobbs Politico and the Washington Post say CNN anchor John King, the upright, square-jawed good-looker who made his name with the "magic map" - that big-screen thingie where you move your fingers around and it gets bigger or goes over there - is taking over for Lou Dobbs at the 7 p.m. slot. Dobbs pole-axed the world Wednesday night, when he verrrry dramatically announced his resignation right on the air. Dobbs was cut loose from his contract by an evidently relieved CNN. King's a good reporter, and "SideShow" hopes he does great.
March 22, 2011 |
Lou Dobbs was a central and almost constant presence at CNN from its founding in 1980 until his departure in November 2009. By then, he had become more outspoken and his views more openly political - even confrontational. His closing statement on CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight left many observers believing he might run for president. Dobbs returned to television last week with an hourlong weeknight program, also called Lou Dobbs Tonight , on Fox Business Network. He continues his nationally syndicated Lou Dobbs Show on radio (heard in Philadelphia on WNPV-AM 1440)