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Barbara Walters to get star on Walk of Fame

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 7th 2007 3:01PM

barbara waltersThere's not a lot of information just yet, but apparently Barbara Walters will be honored with a star on the Walk of Fame on June 14. Of course, I don't know how much information you really need: she's getting a star, end of story.

But why Barbara Walters? According to IMDb she appeared on an episode of Maude, but I'm not sure that really qualifies her to be on the walk of fame. Though I suppose she is famous in her own right, even if it is for her work in news and daytime yakfests.

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Brian Williams wary of on-demand

by Adam Finley, posted May 23rd 2006 10:32AM

brian williamsWhat was that old line William S. Burroughs spouted in those old Nike ads, something about the purpose of technology not being to confuse the brain, but to serve the body? Well, NBC news anchor Brian Williams is worried that portability and on-demand technology might not be doing much for the brains of citizens at all, claiming it allows people to filter out the bad news that is also important in keeping us informed. Part of a journalist's job, he claims, is to provide a "civics lesson." So what do you guys think? Is being able to pick an choose the information we receive a good thing or not? I have a tendency to think people have always done this, but that now it's just more convenient.

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Mike Wallace in the hot seat on 60 Minutes

by Anna Johns, posted May 19th 2006 10:43AM
mike wallace; 60 minutes; cbs; newsIn-your-face television journalist Mike Wallace answers some tough questions on this Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes. The 88-year-old news veteran is retiring from the program and revealing a lot about his personal life, including the revelation that he attempted suicide 20 years ago. He had a roundtable discussion with fellow 60 Minutes jouralists Ed Bradley, Steve Kroft, Leslie Stahl and Morley Safer, who got his old friend to open up about his battle with depression. Wallace also says that, since his suicide attempt, his life has been better. It's not clear whether he admits how he tried to kill himself.

The retrospective, called I'm Mike Wallace, airs Sunday at 7 pm on CBS. It also includes clips of some of his most memorable interviews.

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Almost Famous, the reality show

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 22nd 2006 8:46PM
rolling stone logoMTV and Rolling Stone magazine are teaming up for a reality show about amateur journalists competing for a coveted writing position on the staff of the magazine. The show is going be taped this summer in New York and will most likely air in the late fall. Camera crews will follow around young music journalists as they interview bands and celebrities and try to weave their experiences into an entertaining tale fit for print.

You can still apply to be on the show at the Rolling Stone website or at MTV.com. The deadline is April 7.

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