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Jose de la Isla, guest commentary
British wit Graham Norton never set out to be a talk-show host.
LONDON - The BBC World Service said Tuesday it would launch an Arabic TV and information service, and end radio services in 10 other languages to help pay for the venture.
"I'm quite new to this whole press package," admits British actor Tom Weston-Jones, conducting an interview on a bustling street with buses and foot traffic zipping by rather than talking indoors, where a party's noise level is not much better.
NEW YORK - More than half of U.S. Internet users went online for news and information about Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the vast majority having visited the Web sites of traditional news organizations such as CNN and MSNBC, a study finds.
Tomorrow, according to BBC News, we’ll find out who will step into departing "Doctor Who" star David Tennant's shoes and inherit the keys to the time-hopping TARDIS.
There’s good news and bad news in the twin terrorist outrages of the horrific running over and hacking to death of a British soldier and the Boston Marathon bombings. The good: intelligence agencies had some of these young terrorists on their radar. The bad news: having them on the radar did little good since the murderers still successfully completed their planned butchery.
“Have you see an episode of Leave it to Beaver lately? It finds its humor in kids lying to parents, being sassy mouthed, sneaking behind parents’ backs and trying not to get caught. It has strong racist and sexist vibes. It’s not violent, but it’s not the values I want for my family. Look it up on Netflix if you think I’m wrong. If you want good values, try Little House on the Prairie and Mr. Rogers.”
NEW YORK - Britney Spears and Kevin Federline continue to be coy about the name of their new baby boy. But the BBC reported Thursday that the baby, born Sept. 12, does indeed have a name.
NEW YORK (AP) — The London Olympics may well be remembered as the event that drove home the power of social media — partly to the chagrin but mostly to the benefit of NBC, which controlled images of the games in the United States.
SAN FRANCISCO - Search company Blinkx launched a free service on Tuesday that scans radio and television programs available on the Internet and automatically delivers the shows to a user's computer.
As his devoted fans know, the Doctor always has been capable of a pretty good disappearing act. But the last one he pulled — back on Dec. 6, 1989 — went on a bit longer than expected.
BERLIN - The father of the African child Madonna plans to adopt praised the pop star for opening "the way for a better life" for his 13-month-old son and questioned legal attempts to delay the adoption, a German publication reported Wednesday.
Surely the negotiators who worked out the agreement to bring this summer’s Olympic Games to Beijing did not expect the great prestige of hosting the Games and their importance to the regime’s sense of self-respect would usher in a new era of human rights.
March 8, 2005
Chances are, until the Safeway International LPGA tournament came to Gold Canyon, the small East Valley community had never been featured in an MBC television broadcast.
April 18, 2005
NEW YORK - Who's running for president, anyway?
The steady disintegration of Saddam Hussein's regime has been accompanied by image after image of his defeat, from Republican Guard tanks and armored vehicles ablaze in the streets to American GIs taking five in one of the Indispensable Leader's own obscenely luxurious palaces.
NEW YORK - ABC News led its broadcasts with its own journalists in the news: anchor Bob Woodruff and a cameraman had been seriously injured by a roadside bomb while reporting in Iraq.
In these days when American political partisans are obsessed with making sure their political team wins, and when Justin Bieber’s hair is the subject of thousands of well-read articles on Google, politics and celebrity are momentarily overshadowed elsewhere by the tale of a brave Pakistan girl whose only wish was to go to school — and is battling for her life because of it.
It'll be a Jersey kind of night around MTV.
It seems like just when things couldn't get stickier for public broadcasting in America, something else happens to make you question whether there's any "PR" left in "NPR."
If a fame-hungry airline pilot and an ex-Hooters waitress who promised to marry each other at the end of a reality show can't make it work, who can?
Say you're an international singing superstar who recently took off your blond wig to reveal that you're actually just a mousy teenager from Tennessee.