TVNewser attended last night’s celebration of the 60th anniversary of Meet the Press. NBC invited program guests from throughout the years. The party was held at the soon-to-be opened Newseum. More than 500 guests — including journalists, political figures, and White House officials past and present — turned out, mingling before a giant video screen which featured MTP clips from the past six decades.
If you’re catching up on television while things are a bit quieter over the holidays, a recent episode of Finding Your Roots may hold appeal for our readers. Episode six – titled “Black Like Me” – aired on PBS last month and looks at the family trees of HBO host Bryant Gumbel and CNN’er Suzanne Malveaux, along with writer and producer Tonya Lewis-Lee. Program host and professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. surprises Gumbel and Malveaux with what he discovers (as he usually does with his guests).
After nearly forty years in television, the last thirty with Chicago CBS station WBBM-TV, veteran forecaster Steve Baskerville has retired from the airwaves. Baskerville moved to the Windy City in 1987 after three years with CBS This Morning, where he became the first African-American weather anchor on a network newscast. His co-hosts on the program included fellow Chicagoan Bill Kurtis and former Miss America – and mother of CNN’s Pamela Brown – Phyllis George.
Absolutely made my day to see Miyoshi Umeki in the Best Supporting Actress highlight reel! Best known for her role in the Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Umeki was the first Asian-American to win an Academy Award. #OscarTrivia#LovedHer#Oscars
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".