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July 1, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Soledad O'Brien is adding another new gig to her post-CNN roster. She's joining Al Jazeera America as a special correspondent. The Qatar-based news organization announced on Monday that O'Brien had signed a deal to provide short-form segments for the soon-to-launch channel's prime time news magazine show "America Tonight. " Her company, Starfish Media Group, will also produce one-hour documentary programming. This is the second high-profile deal O'Brien has announced since leaving her role as anchor of the CNN morning program "Starting Point With Soledad O'Brien.
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October 13, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien turns teacher in Monday's installment of "Dream School," the Sundance Channel's series about a class of high school dropouts inspired by a celebrity faculty. It's part of her new matrix of journalistic gigs under her Starfish Media Group production company. Let's start with "Dream School. " Why did you participate in the show, and what did you hope to accomplish? I love the idea of being able to make [school] seem relevant to a bunch of 16-year-olds who have lost faith in the education system.
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June 13, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Soledad O'Brien left CNN this year when the news network's morning lineup was revised, but she's back on cable news. HBO announced Wednesday that the Emmy-winning newswoman would be joining the reporting team on "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. " The long-running newsmagazine has won 25 Sports Emmy Awards since its debut in April 1995. It's anchored by fellow "Today" show alum Gumbel (though O'Brien and Gumbel were not on the show at the same time). According to the Associated Press, O'Brien's first story for the show is due this month and will concern war veterans using martial arts to cope with post traumatic stress disorder.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Al Jazeera America continues to beef up its on-air team in advance of launching next month . The cable news channel has hired its first four news anchors -- Jonathan Betz, Richelle Carey, Morgan Fogarty and Del Walters. All will work out of Al Jazeera America's New York studio. While none are high-profile names, all are veteran news reporters. Betz, Fogarty and Walters are all from the world of local news while Carey was an anchor and reporter at CNN. Betz most recently was at WFAA-TV Dallas and prior to that he was at WWL-TV New Orleans, where he covered Hurricane Katrina.
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June 13, 2003 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
Jane Pauley and Soledad O'Brien, two of the most high-profile news personalities at NBC, will soon be taking on new assignments in different arenas. Pauley, a 27-year veteran of NBC News who last month left her co-anchor post on "Dateline NBC" after 11 years, announced Thursday that she would be hosting a daytime syndicated talk show, "The Jane Pauley Show," to launch in fall 2004.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Al Jazeera America continues to beef up its on-air team in advance of launching next month . The cable news channel has hired its first four news anchors -- Jonathan Betz, Richelle Carey, Morgan Fogarty and Del Walters. All will work out of Al Jazeera America's New York studio. While none are high-profile names, all are veteran news reporters. Betz, Fogarty and Walters are all from the world of local news while Carey was an anchor and reporter at CNN. Betz most recently was at WFAA-TV Dallas and prior to that he was at WWL-TV New Orleans, where he covered Hurricane Katrina.
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July 11, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Continuing to ramp up for its late summer launch, Al Jazeera America announced the hire of four news anchors. The New York City-based cable news network will be available in some 50 million households starting in late August. Its parent company, Al Jazeera Media Network, purchased Current TV in January for $500 million. The new network expects to have a staff of 800 at launch and will have a dozen bureaus including Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Nashville and New Orleans.
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November 4, 2011
Long Beach Opera has long prided itself on being an edgy, experimental company that isn't afraid of taking artistic risks. Now the organization is headed in an even edgier and more experimental direction with a program scheduled to launch next year. "Outer Limits" will be a sidebar series of programs that, the company states, will include a "broad spectrum of music styles, theatrical innovation and experimental storytelling," and will be staged in intimate, alternative venues accommodating 300 people.
NATIONAL
September 3, 2005 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
News coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina turned confrontational late this week, as many reporters shed their stance of neutrality and joined numerous commentators in criticizing local, state and federal officials for their seemingly slow reaction to the calamity. On Thursday's "Nightline," ABC News' Ted Koppel assailed Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael D.
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November 9, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Social media can foster odd friends and even odder enemies. Deadmau5 and Madonna recently got into it on Twitter. But the oddest Twitter fight pair in recent memory may be CNN anchor Don Lemon and Jonah Hill, star of "21 Jump Street. " The fight began Thursday night when Lemon took to his Twitter feed and announced , "Said hi to @jonahhill in hotel. Think he thought i was bellman. Didn't know his name til bellman told me. A lesson to always be kind. " According to several reports, Hill responded with a tweet that he has since deleted: "@DonLemonCNN I said hi what do you want me to do move in with you?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Continuing to ramp up for its late summer launch, Al Jazeera America announced the hire of four news anchors. The New York City-based cable news network will be available in some 50 million households starting in late August. Its parent company, Al Jazeera Media Network, purchased Current TV in January for $500 million. The new network expects to have a staff of 800 at launch and will have a dozen bureaus including Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Nashville and New Orleans.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Soledad O'Brien is adding another new gig to her post-CNN roster. She's joining Al Jazeera America as a special correspondent. The Qatar-based news organization announced on Monday that O'Brien had signed a deal to provide short-form segments for the soon-to-launch channel's prime time news magazine show "America Tonight. " Her company, Starfish Media Group, will also produce one-hour documentary programming. This is the second high-profile deal O'Brien has announced since leaving her role as anchor of the CNN morning program "Starting Point With Soledad O'Brien.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Soledad O'Brien left CNN this year when the news network's morning lineup was revised, but she's back on cable news. HBO announced Wednesday that the Emmy-winning newswoman would be joining the reporting team on "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. " The long-running newsmagazine has won 25 Sports Emmy Awards since its debut in April 1995. It's anchored by fellow "Today" show alum Gumbel (though O'Brien and Gumbel were not on the show at the same time). According to the Associated Press, O'Brien's first story for the show is due this month and will concern war veterans using martial arts to cope with post traumatic stress disorder.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Social media can foster odd friends and even odder enemies. Deadmau5 and Madonna recently got into it on Twitter. But the oddest Twitter fight pair in recent memory may be CNN anchor Don Lemon and Jonah Hill, star of "21 Jump Street. " The fight began Thursday night when Lemon took to his Twitter feed and announced , "Said hi to @jonahhill in hotel. Think he thought i was bellman. Didn't know his name til bellman told me. A lesson to always be kind. " According to several reports, Hill responded with a tweet that he has since deleted: "@DonLemonCNN I said hi what do you want me to do move in with you?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2011
Long Beach Opera has long prided itself on being an edgy, experimental company that isn't afraid of taking artistic risks. Now the organization is headed in an even edgier and more experimental direction with a program scheduled to launch next year. "Outer Limits" will be a sidebar series of programs that, the company states, will include a "broad spectrum of music styles, theatrical innovation and experimental storytelling," and will be staged in intimate, alternative venues accommodating 300 people.
NATIONAL
September 3, 2005 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
News coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina turned confrontational late this week, as many reporters shed their stance of neutrality and joined numerous commentators in criticizing local, state and federal officials for their seemingly slow reaction to the calamity. On Thursday's "Nightline," ABC News' Ted Koppel assailed Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael D.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien turns teacher in Monday's installment of "Dream School," the Sundance Channel's series about a class of high school dropouts inspired by a celebrity faculty. It's part of her new matrix of journalistic gigs under her Starfish Media Group production company. Let's start with "Dream School. " Why did you participate in the show, and what did you hope to accomplish? I love the idea of being able to make [school] seem relevant to a bunch of 16-year-olds who have lost faith in the education system.
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January 17, 2000
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in their last debate before the Jan. 24 Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates Bill Bradley and Al Gore face off this afternoon at an Iowa forum focusing on black and Latino voters. MSNBC will broadcast the event at 3 p.m. and on its Web site at http://www.msnbc.com. NBC News' Soledad O'Brien will moderate the debate, called the Brown-Black Presidential Forum, which will include questions from a black and Latino panel and members of the audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2003 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
Jane Pauley and Soledad O'Brien, two of the most high-profile news personalities at NBC, will soon be taking on new assignments in different arenas. Pauley, a 27-year veteran of NBC News who last month left her co-anchor post on "Dateline NBC" after 11 years, announced Thursday that she would be hosting a daytime syndicated talk show, "The Jane Pauley Show," to launch in fall 2004.
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