June 28, 2011 |
There are many ways to get a crowd riled up in New Hampshire, but Michele Bachmann cut to the chase in her first Granite State appearance as a presidential candidate Tuesday. “Live free or die!” she shouted into the microphone as she stepped on stage—bringing many in the crowd to their feet. A day after her debut as a 2012 contender in Iowa--where she surged to the top of the field in a Des Moines Register poll released this weekend--the fiery Minnesota congresswoman drew some 300 people to the small, wooded town of Raymond, about 22 miles from New Hampshire’s coast.
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July 23, 2013 |
Oh, the dirty little secrets we learn about celebrities, those not so perfect people -- much like all of us -- who stand beaming in the spotlight. In the Michael Jackson wrongful death case Tuesday, jurors, for instance, learned some things that singer Celine Dion may not want the world to know. She hates to practice, testified Paul Meglen, an executive for AEG Live, the company producing Dion's residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas “It drove Franco crazy she wouldn't show up for rehearsals,” Meglen testified, referring to Franco Dragone, the director of her show.
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April 28, 2011
Hubert Schlafly Inventor of the teleprompter Hubert "Hub" Schlafly, 91, a key member of the team that invented the teleprompter, died April 20 at a hospital in Stamford, Conn., after a brief illness. Schlafly helped start the TelePrompTer Corp., eventually becoming its president and accepting an Emmy Award for the company in 1999 — after winning one himself in 1992 for his contributions to the cable television industry. Schlafly was born Aug. 14, 1919, in St. Louis and graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he studied electrical engineering.
October 9, 1988
"Channel 4 News Live From Seoul" was one of the most ridiculous farces I have ever seen on television. The station's newscasters were halfway around the world, and they were telling us what happened in Los Angeles each day? This publicity stunt merely proved that those newscasters are not reporters. Rather, they are just pretty people who know how to read a TelePrompTer. Paul Warneke, Torrance
February 6, 2011 |
Now you can take your guitar on the road and polish up your pickin' with the help of the little Guitar Sidekick ($29.99). A clamp that mounts on a guitar neck, the Sidekick can hold an iPhone or other smart phone or media player in place so you can take video lessons, tune your guitar, follow a lyrics teleprompter or use other music apps. The company's website provides links to video tutorials and accompaniments. Rolling Stones, anyone? Info: Castiv
July 9, 1989
With reference to the June 25 article "The Death of Z Channel--What Now?," I was sorry to read no mention of the birth of the Z Channel. Perhaps some readers might be interested in how it all came about. The Z Channel was the brainchild of myself, the first (1974-76) programmer; General John Atwood, president of Theta Cable, and George Storer Jr., a Theta Cable executive. Incidentally, the name, Z Channel, was thought up by Hal Kaufman, who headed the advertising agency Theta used, and who replaced me as programming head when I went to 20th Century Fox. Kaufman hired Jerry Harvey as his assistant, and when he became ill, Harvey took over.