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Glenn Beck on Radio: ‘The Most Powerful Form of Communication Out There’

On Thursday, mediabistroTV will present the next installment of our series “My First Big Break,” featuring best-selling author, book publisher, radio personality and former Fox News host Glenn Beck.

Beck, who got his first taste of the radio business at the surprisingly young age of 12, argues that radio is “the most powerful form of communication out there, that is why they always keep trying to shut it down.”

That isn’t stopping him from advancing his publishing business. He announced this week plans to re-write and publish author Chris Stewart‘s book series The Great and Terrible.

Get the whole story when the episode debuts on Thursday.

Elevator Pitch: Storyville Wants to Do for Short Stories What iTunes Did for Music

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler meets with Storyville co-founder Paul Vidich. Storyville is a mobile app for short stories that connects readers and authors. A former music executive, Vidich helped Steve Jobs bring music singles to iTunes. He hopes Storyville will do for the short story what iTunes did for the single.

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Also, find out who’s hiring on the Mediabistro job board.

Bonnie Fuller: My First Big Break


In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “My First Big Break,” we hear from HollywoodLife.com editor Bonnie Fuller. Fuller gained international acclaim as the editor of magazines such as Marie Claire, US Weekly and Cosmopolitan, but did you know that she started out as a beat reporter writing about sports clothes? Or that a friendship with an upcoming fashion designer named Tommy Hilfiger led to a meeting that would change her professional career? Watch below, as Fuller explains how she went from a young cub reporter, to one of the most powerful women in publishing.

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Cubes: Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of The Knot

In this episode of “Cubes,” we tour the offices of XO Group Inc., the media company best known for every bride-to-be’s favorite site, The Knot.

The XO Group’s brand-new space in lower Manhattan boasts a fashion runway, a bar with a kegerator, a giant projection screen for playing Xbox Kinect, and a staircase inspired by the ones found in Apple stores. Oh, and it has really good feng shui.

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Interested in working at XO Group? Check out their postings on the Mediabistro job board.

Deborah Norville: My First Big Break


In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “My First Big Break,” we talk to author and “Inside Edition” anchor Deborah Norville.

Now everyone knows her as the face of the syndicated CBS news program, but before she got her shot nationally, she started in Georgia, working at CBS affiliate WAGA. As for her break, it came before she even graduated from college. It involved a little bit of luck and former President Jimmy Carter.

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Check Out the Posh Offices of PR Agency Lippe Taylor

In this episode of “Cubes,” we tour the offices of Lippe Taylor, an award-winning PR agency that specializes in marketing to women.

Located just off Manhattan’s Union Square, Lippe Taylor HQ has a plush, homey vibe. The loft-like space contains a paper note chandelier, a sample closet brimming with beauty products, an in-house art department, and a “PrivĂ©” room for private phone calls (and private romances), plus many more cool features.

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Dan Rather: My First Big Break


In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s series “My First Big Break,” we speak to HDNet “Dan Rather Reports” anchor and former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather. Did you know that if it weren’t for a hurricane that struck near Galveston, Texas, he might never have had his shot at working in network news? That among other things, he had to deal with thousands of snakes in order to report on the story? That he helped create a weather-reporting graphic that has become ubiquitous on TV news? Below, Rather talks about the event that brought him to the attention of CBS in New York, and changed his professional life.

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Cubes: VIP Office Tour of Seamless

In this episode of “Cubes,” we tour the Manhattan offices of Seamless, the popular online food delivery service.

The Seamless headquarters boasts an interactive Google Earth “weather wall,” blood pressure-lowering chairs, a game room with foosball and ping-pong, and a bunch of other cool features.

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Brian Williams: My First Big Break

MediabistroTV debuts “My First Big Break” today, a new series where we talk to media heavyweights about that break that got them to where they are today. Our first episode features Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News.” You know what he’s doing now, and you may know a bit about his past. But did you know he maxed out his credit cards and finally went bankrupt? Williams then took a job in technical operations until that First Big Break came along. He tells us who gave it to him, and how it changed the course of his career.

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‘Cubes’ Takes a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Audible

In this episode of “Cubes,” we take a behind-the-scenes tour of Audible.com. The Amazon-owned audiobook company is headquartered in the heart of Newark, NJ and its office has played host to Jeff Bezos and George R.R. Martin, among other literary luminaries, as well as a ton of top-flight voice actors who narrate Audible’s books in state-of-the-art studios.

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