April 15, 1999
Microsoft Corp. and MSNBC have sued three Los Angeles County residents for allegedly registering Internet domain names similar to theirs, potentially leading computer users to pornographic sites. Microsoft and MSNBC, a joint venture of Microsoft and General Electric Co.'s NBC network, claim the defendants purposely registered names such as "misrosoft.com" and "mnsbc.com" to confuse people searching for Microsoft.com and MSNBC.com, according to the federal suit filed in Los Angeles.
May 29, 1998 |
Spend a few minutes with Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of MSNBC's "The News With Brian Williams," anchor of the Saturday edition of "NBC Nightly News" and chief substitute anchor for Tom Brokaw, and he will make one thing plain. He's not waiting to be the heir to anything right now, except, perhaps, more viewers and validation of the 24-hour news network he represents. "I don't count on anything," says Williams on a recent afternoon at MSNBC headquarters in Secaucus.
July 19, 1996 |
Thursday was the day that camera crews camped en masse outside the Garden Grove home of Ralph Kevorkian, a TWA pilot said to have been in the cockpit of doomed Flight 800. "The drapes are drawn," reported Jason Carroll of KCBS-TV, solemn either because of the occasion or because Kevorkian's wife could not be found and no one else was available to assault. Stations later told of more Southland residents being aboard the doomed flight. Quick, men, to their houses!
July 18, 1996 |
Tackling its first major breaking story, the explosion of a TWA jetliner, the 3-day-old MSNBC cable TV channel offered coverage similar to that of veteran Cable News Network. But at times, MSNBC's seams showed. MSNBC began reporting the story at 9:37 p.m. EDT during its regularly scheduled "The News With Brian Williams." The hourlong newscast was extended past 1 a.m. today with Williams remaining in the anchor chair. About 9:45 p.m.
July 17, 1996 |
It's Day Three of cable's MSNBC--the flashy new hybrid of NBC News and Microsoft Corp.--and behold the titans! Bigger even than Bill. Yes, MSNBC did get that trouper, President Clinton, to sit down with Tom Brokaw, cozy close-up to close-up, for its Monday debut. And there was something symbolic here, for starring that night on MSNBC's competitor, CNN, was Clinton's own opponent, GOP presumptive presidential candidate Bob Dole, schmoozing it up with Larry King.