June 1, 1987 |
Smoke from a compressor fire filled the studios of WSLS-TV two minutes before the 6 p.m. news, but anchorwoman Laurie Penco stayed on the air reading the day's events. "I couldn't really see the TelePrompTer," Penco said today of Sunday's fire. "We ought to put a fog light on it." Firefighters tried to get the smoke out of the studio with a noisy fan. "They brought a huge fan in and it was really loud," Penco said. "He tried to turn it on, but I made him turn it off."
September 6, 2008 |
A teleprompter error at the Republican National Convention, not the ad-libbing of a former prisoner of war, led to the identification of two Navy SEALs in violation of military rules, a GOP official said Friday. At the convention on Tuesday, delegates watched a moving video tribute to Medal of Honor winner and fallen SEAL Michael A. Monsoor of Garden Grove. Afterward, Orson Swindle, a retired Marine officer who shared a North Vietnamese prison cell with Republican presidential nominee John McCain, asked two members of Monsoor's SEAL Team 3 to stand, naming them.
May 5, 2011 |
With nearly 7 million views in just five days, President Obama's speech at the White House correspondents dinner Saturday is now the most-watched Obama public speech on YouTube, C-SPAN said Thursday. The video shows Obama poking fun at the recent birth certificate controversy and his reliance on a teleprompter. But perhaps its biggest selling point is Obama's roasting of would-be presidential rival Donald Trump. Just 36 hours after giving the go order for the mission that would kill Osama bin Laden, Obama sarcastically praised Trump for his leadership and decision-making on "Celebrity Apprentice.
August 29, 1986 |
No matter what Flying Pidgeon does in Sunday's Budweiser-Arlington Million, trainer Luis Olivares has had a good stay in this Chicago suburb. The 14 jockeys who will ride in the sixth edition of the Million will likely be talking about saving ground with their mounts. Olivares has saved a life. A few days before Arlington Park opened its two-week season Aug.
May 5, 2011 |
The image of President Obama, standing in the White House East Room Sunday evening, solemnly declaring that America’s public enemy number one, Osama bin Laden, was dead, was published in newspapers all over the world. But what if that photo wasn’t real? A provocative post on the website of the Poynter Institute, which provides training for journalists, details how the president recreated the first 30 seconds of his televised address, including his approach to the podium, to the nation for the still photographers present after the speech was concluded.
January 6, 2014 |
Michael Bay is known for his big, loud action spectacles, but an appearance at CES 2014 in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon found the "Transformers" director awkwardly, uncomfortably quiet. While participating in a Samsung news conference to hype the company's new curved UHD TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show, Bay was rattled by a teleprompter glitch, then flubbed his lines and walked off stage. Bay was initially brought up with "Transformers" footage playing and said, "My job as a director is I get to dream for a living.
February 28, 2014 |
When Angelina Jolie arrived at Oscar rehearsals Thursday morning, she had some wisdom to share with a group of film students clustered backstage at the Dolby Theatre. The actress and director spoke to the students not of the demands of a Hollywood career, however, but of the challenges of its footwear. "I didn't fall in the hole," said Jolie, gesturing to an open spot on the stage and towering over the young adults in a pair of spike heels. "I used to wear flip-flops, but you do this a few times and you learn to wear the shoes you're going to present in. " Jolie was on hand to practice for her role in the Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night, joining 45 other presenters who would stream through the Hollywood and Highland Center over a three-day period before the show, including Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Bill Murray, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier, Channing Tatum and Emma Watson.
May 25, 2002 |
For generations of local news viewers, Jerry Dunphy was the familiar and authoritative newsman who began each newscast with a warm smile and his trademark greeting, "From the desert to the sea to all of Southern California." But for numerous colleagues who worked with him during the last four decades in his stints at various stations, Dunphy was a dedicated newsman secure in his standing as the elder statesman of local TV news.
March 5, 2014 |
With one mispronunciation on stage at the Academy Awards, John Travolta created a wildly popular meme - and seemingly an entirely new person - when he introduced "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel by a name that sounded more like "Adele Dazeem. " The flub was instantly commemorated on social media, and Travolta eventually expressed his embarrassment in an emailed statement on Tuesday afternoon, but he stopped short of saying what exactly caused him to make a mess of the singer's name.