Katie Couric’s RGB Coverup Shows How We Ended Up With Trump
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyThe mainstream media’s credibility took another big hit this week. Katie Couric, the former co-host of NBC’s Today show, revealed in a new memoir that she chose not to air some controversial comments made to her five years ago by the sainted Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, involving RBG’s criticism of NFL players like Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem.Couric says she was “conflicted” because she was a “big RBG fan,news.yahoo.com
Katie Couric admits she edited out controversial Ginsburg comments on athletes kneeling
Former Today anchor Katie Couric admits that she purposefully edited out comments that the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader […] The post Katie Couric admits she edited out controversial Ginsburg comments on athletes kneeling appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Fox meteorologist Dean turns into fierce Cuomo critic
(AP Photo)NEW YORK – To Fox News Channel's Janice Dean, New York Gov. “He needs to go to jail!” she thundered on “Fox & Friends.”Dean isn't a political commentator — she's Fox's senior meteorologist. AdYet Dean has made some dubious public claims about the impact of Cuomo's nursing home order and another news organization's coverage. Stories emerged about the lengths to which the governor and his staff went to conceal the number of virus deaths among New York nursing home residents. Best is also seen holding a sign saying, “Cuomo killed my mother.”___Dean waves off thoughts of a political future, but others don't.
Michigan woman is current ‘Jeopardy’ champion on Katie Couric’s first show
“Jeopardy’s” first game show hosted by Katie Couric will feature a Michigan woman as the current champion. Laura Portwood-Stacer became the new champ on Friday, winning $19,400, despite getting the Final Jeopardy clue wrong. A graduate of Livonia Churchill High School, she received her undergrad degree from Michigan State University in Telecommunication Information Studies and Media. She taught Media Studies at New York University before recently moving back to L.A where she’s a self-employed editor and consultant helping academics write and publish their books. She has a book coming out in July called “The Book Proposal Book: A Guide for Scholarly Authors,” which is a handbook that helps people write a book proposal.mlive.com
Tokyo Olympics opening ceremonies will air live in US
Pressure is building on Japanese organizers and the IOC to explain exactly how they plan to hold the Tokyo Olympics in the midst of a pandemic. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)U.S. viewers will get to watch the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics live. Since Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of New York, interested U.S. residents will be watching the July 23 ceremonies on NBC at 7 a.m. EDT, 4 a.m. EDT in Los Angeles. Molly Solomon, the executive producer and president of NBC Olympics Production, said the global significance of gathering in Tokyo during the pandemic, as well as changing viewing habits, were the main factors in deciding to air the opening live in the morning for the first time. Solomon said the past nine months since the Tokyo Games were postponed have been spent refining coverage plans, including reducing how many people will be taken to Japan.
Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik to be 'Jeopardy!' guest hosts
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers and journalist Bill Whitaker are among the future guest hosts who will fill in for the late Alex Trebek on “Jeopardy!”The show announced Wednesday that Couric, the journalist and former “Today” show host, will become the first woman ever to host the show. The show has opted to use a series of interim guest hosts rather than immediately find permanent replacements. Ken Jennings, considered the show's greatest champion, is currently serving as the first guest host. “The show has been so special to me over the years.”Whitaker, a “60 Minutes” correspondent, will also be a guest host. The show will make a donation to the guest hosts' charity of choice that matches the total dollar amount won by contestants during their run.
Ginsburg's style was more than a subtle courtroom statement
Ginsburg's collars were more than a subtle statement every time she entered the courtroom. Ginsburg’s casket is to be on view beginning Wednesday at the Supreme Court, outside at the top of the court’s iconic steps, and later privately at the Capitol. There were lace ones and beaded ones, white ones and multicolored ones, handmade ones and ones any member of the public could purchase. Ginsburg wore scrunchies for so long that the 1980s accessory went out of fashion and then came back in style. “I have been wearing scrunchies for years,” Ginsburg told The Wall Street Journal in 2018 for an article about the hair tie's resurgence.
Shakira, Dwayne Johnson highlight coronavirus equity concert
NEW YORK Dwayne Johnson will host and Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson will perform on a globally broadcast concert calling on world leaders to make coronavirus tests and treatment available and equitable for all. The advocacy organization Global Citizen and the European Commission announced Monday that Global Goal: Unite for Our Future The Concert will air on June 27. The concert will also feature appearances from Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek and David Beckham. It will be broadcast on NBC in the U.S. and other television stations, radio stations, websites and streaming outlets around the world. The event aims to lift up the global community that is tackling equitable access to healthcare, and other enormous injustices facing our world, Johnson said in a statement.
Katie Couric apologizes for "misleading" edit in documentary
Katie Couric is taking responsibility for a "dramatic pause" that was edited into her documentary "Under the Gun." The pause came while Couric spoke with members of the Virginia Citizens' Defense League about the ease of obtaining a gun. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has the latest on Couric's apology.cbsnews.com