November 7, 2012 |
Many viewers who tuned in to ABC News' election night coverage on Tuesday were surprised to find the usually impeccable Diane Sawyer acting, well, a little loopy. Throughout the evening's broadcast, the anchor frequently slurred her speech, stumbling multiple times over President Obama's name and, at one point, calling him “President Barack.” She also seemed distracted and easily excited, asking off-topic questions about the Obama campaign's use of exclamation points while leaning heavily on her desk as if for support.
March 18, 2012 |
Armed with poise, focus and information, these notable news anchors are most memorable for their reporting skills and wit. But each also possesses a certain style hallmark that has garnered attention from audiences and that adds to her overall image. Ann Curry NBC's raven-haired"Today" co-anchor has recently been trying out fashion's big color-blocking trend. The bold pops of color, not a traditional choice for an on-camera newsperson, show well on camera and help viewers start the morning on a bright note.
November 15, 2011 |
The progress Gabby Giffords has made in her recovery from a close-range gun shot to the head is evident in a new book and television special (see video below) . But it's also clear she still has a long way to go. "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope" documents the Arizona congresswoman's recovery from a Jan. 8 shooting at a constituent event outside a supermarket in Tucson. It is written primarily by her husband, retired Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, but the final chapter is Giffords' writing alone.
September 13, 2011 |
Days of tributes and memorials to the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 may have taken their toll, a surplus of sadness pooling like the waterfalls at the new New York memorial. At least most of the stories showed a merciful precision. Most in the media heaped praise on the right figures -- the Goldman Sachs official who died helping co-workers to safety, the firefighter who led a perilous rescue. That restraint didn't extend, unfortunately, to one media giant's communications. In a video memorializing its $5-million contribution to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Walt Disney Co. put the focus squarely on that unknown 9/11 hero, CEO Robert Iger.
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July 10, 2011 |
As 14-year-old Jaycee Dugard struggled in a crude backyard shed to deliver her baby daughter, the serial predator who had abducted and raped her stepped in to unwrap the umbilical cord that trapped the infant. "She was beautiful," Dugard said of the child she birthed three years into her captivity in Northern California. "I felt like I wasn't alone anymore. I knew I could never let anything happen to her. " In an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer broadcast Sunday on ABC, Dugard, displaying remarkable poise and smiling often, provided chilling details about the 18-year ordeal she endured at the hands of her captors, an increasingly deranged parolee named Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy, who aided the abduction and condoned his rapes.
July 8, 2011 |
Kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard says she didn't know she was pregnant when she gave birth to her first child. Dugard had been abducted by Phillip and Nancy Garrido when she was 11 years old, handcuffed, raped and imprisoned for 18 years. Now 31, she is telling her story in the memoir "A Stolen Life" and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer. Watch a clip below. "Now I can walk in the next room and see my mom," Dugard said in her first interview. "Wow. I can decide to jump in the car and go to the beach with the girls.