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David Gregory to Join Katie Couric for Election Special on Yahoo! (NYT)
David Gregory, who was replaced as host of NBC’s Meet The Press in August, will appear in a Yahoo! midterm election program with Katie Couric, the company said Tuesday. TVNewser Gregory is not joining the company, but these appearances often can lead to more permanent placements. Matt Bai, who left The New York Times for Yahoo! last year, and Politico’s Mike Allen are also a part of Yahoo!’s coverage. TVNewser Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will lead Bloomberg’s election night coverage, dubbed Election All-Nighter, which begins at 5 p.m. ET with a special edition of With All Due Respect. Primetime coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET, with Halperin and Heileman joined by Al Hunt and analysts Kim Alfano, Bill Burton, Lanhee Chen, Fred Davis, Patti Solis Doyle, Anita Dunn, Michael Feldman and John Sununu. FishbowlDC Coverage will also extend to an “Election Night dashboard” on BloombergPolitics.com, comprising a Bloomberg TV livestream, website coverage and real-time election data. TVNewser CNN will turn to Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper — along with the Empire State Building — to headline the network’s election night coverage, dubbed Election Night in America. Mediaite As they have done in the past, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will be airing their respective Comedy Central shows live on Election Night next Tuesday so they can react to midterm results as they happen instead of being hopelessly behind the curve with pre-taped comedy.
Susannah Cahalan‘s 2012 bestseller Brain on Fire is dedicated to “those without a diagnosis.” When Paul Costello revisits that conundrum on the latest episode of Stanford University’s School of Medicine 1:2:1 podcast series, the author and New York Post reporter gives an answer that will resonate with all who have experienced this personal hell:
“It’s utterly terrifying. And lonely. At this point when I was sick, I was still capable of being coherent. Later on, I would lose that ability.”
“I would have these moments of insight, thinking, ‘What is wrong with me?’ … No one could explain it. And that was so frustrating and so frightening.”
Even though Professor Anthony Rotolo‘s Spring 2015 Dr. Who offering will not be an official class, that hasn’t stopped Syracuse University students from signing up. The fact that the course is free and comes with no homework may also have something to do with it.
Per a Facebook post from the instructor, he’s quickly raced past the number of actors who have played the titular part for the BBC:
More than 200 students have registered in just under two days! Many are Syracuse University students with majors ranging from communications and media to science, tech, film, history and education. Others are students at nearby colleges like Clarkson, SUNY Upstate Medical and Utica College. Others still are friends, alumni and members of the Syracuse area community.
77 WABC Radio and The New York Observer are teaming up to share content. As part of the deal, Observer staffers will appear on WABC’s programs and highlight WABC reports in print, while WABC will tease upcoming Observer issues and features.
“As a lifelong talk-radio addict, I am thrilled we’re joining with New York’s leading news-talk station,” said the Observer’s editor, Ken Kurson, in a statement. “The Observer and 77 WABC share a passion for this great city and this partnership will help us both tell the city’s stories.”
We’re not sure if Emily Yoffe, a.k.a. Dear Prudence, wrote the headline for her latest Slate advice column. But the top of this one leaves little to the imagination as far as where she stands on the opening missive: “Monster.”
The individual being referred to here is a resident of one of America’s richer neighborhoods, who wrote in to complain that kids from poorer areas invade their trick-or-treat stoop each Halloween. Replying to the reader, Yoffe comes as close as an advice columnist can to losing her cool:
Your whine makes me kind of wish that people from the actual poor side of town come this year not with scary costumes but with real pitchforks. Stop being callous and miserly and go to Costco, you cheapskate, and get enough candy to fill the bags of the kids who come one day a year to marvel at how the one percent live.
Mere mortals are happy with one biography or ghostwriting effort making it on to Amazon in a given year. But David Ritz long ago ceased being merely mortal.
In 2014, Ritz is responsible as a ghostwriter for the autobiographies of Rick James (July 8), Aerosmith’s Joe Perry (October 7) and Andrew Dice Clay (November 11). Today, he’s also got a biography of Aretha Franklin out, which follows his 1999 collaborative effort with the singer on her autobiography.
The New York Times is going big with the video player that is incorporated into nytimes.com homepage. The player now takes up almost the entire page — the Times has quadrupled its size — making it impossible to miss.
Visitors can can access additional videos using a left and right navigation tab. The Times’ full video offerings are available via a click on “explore all videos” or going directly to nytimes.com/video.
The Times is clearly trying to get people to focus on its video offerings. This is certainly one way to do it.