Media Beat

Monday Aug 27, 2012

Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton on the Future of Print

Who didn't love Reading Rainbow as a kid? Well, times they are a changin', says the show's onetime host, LeVar Burton. In the latest episode of Media Beat, he talks about the decline of print and the future of Reading Rainbow in the digital age.

LeVar Burton on the Future of Print

Sunday Aug 19, 2012

Adam Richman Makes His Favorite Sandwich

When Travel Channel star Adam Richman stopped by recently to shoot a "Media Beat" interview, we asked him to stay and make his all-time favorite sandwich. The result is about what you'd expect from the host of Man v Food and Best Sandwich in America: an unruly mix of ingredients, including potato chips, bacon, and a fried egg, piled high on crusty bread.

Adam Richman Makes His Favorite Sandwich

Thursday Aug 09, 2012

How Melissa Francis Begged for a Bit Part on 30 Rock

MelissaFrancis3.jpg For Fox Business anchor and former child star Melissa Francis, the acting bug bit a few years ago when she found a way to get a bit part on her favorite show. But a funny thing happened on the way to 30 Rock.

How Melissa Francis Begged for a Bit Part on 30 Rock

Tuesday Aug 07, 2012

How Melissa Francis Became a TV News Anchor

MelissaFrancis2.jpg Like most people who work in TV news, Melissa Francis took a round about way to her current job as anchor on Fox Business Network. "You know you're paying your dues for a long time to get where you want to go," she said in our Media Beat interview, "but now that I'm there I think it was definitely worth it."

How Melissa Francis Became a TV News Anchor

Monday Aug 06, 2012

Melissa Francis: From Child Star to Fox Business Anchor

Melissa-Francis1.jpg Fox Business Network's Melissa Francis can talk about more than just money -- like her time as a child actor. "There are a lot of kids that come out of the business and say that they hated it," Francis said in our Media Beat interview. "I don't know where they were working or what they they were doing."

Melissa Francis: From Child Star to Fox Business Anchor

Wednesday Jul 18, 2012

Lucky's Brandon Holley Talks Photoshop and Fashion

In our Media Beat interview, the editor-in-chief and print vet talked about the explosion of street style, where women can find designer goods (or versions of them) for cheap, and that hot-button issue every magazine editor grapples with: Photoshop.

Lucky's Brandon Holley Talks Photoshop and Fashion

Tuesday Jul 17, 2012

Lucky's Brandon Holley Talks Fashion Blogging

The editor-in-chief of Lucky, who once headed Yahoo! Shine, said she realized pretty early that the days of finding new readers "on the back of a CVS newsstand somewhere" are over. "Fashion blogging, to me, is the most exciting thing that's happened in publishing in decades."

Lucky's Brandon Holley Talks Fashion Blogging

Monday Jul 16, 2012

Lucky EIC Brandon Holley on Getting a Magazine Job

Brandon Holley held editor positions at Time Out and GQ, helped launch Elle Girl and headed Yahoo! Shine before taking the helm at Lucky in 2011. She says if you want to snag a top spot on a magazine masthead, you need to be a vocal and proactive voice for the brand.

Lucky EIC Brandon Holley on Getting a Magazine Job

Wednesday Jun 13, 2012

Adam Richman on His New Show and What Makes a Great Sandwich

The man behind Man vs. Food talks about his latest Travel Channel project, Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America. Instead of taking on food challenges, this time, our host travels the nation (10 regions in all) and narrows down the best sandwiches in each based on what he calls his "BITE" system.

Adam Richman on His New Show and What Makes a Great Sandwich

Tuesday Jun 12, 2012

Adam Richman on Landing 'Man vs. Food' and His Health Regimen

The Travel Channel star discusses the lengths he went to in order to land the hosting gig for his staple show, Man vs. Food, and how he kept healthy and in shape during the show's run. One interesting tidbit: he has it in his contract that there must be a gym in every hotel he stays.

Adam Richman on Landing 'Man vs. Food' and His Health Regimen

Monday Jun 11, 2012

Adam Richman on Bloomberg Soda Ban

Travel Channel's Adam Richman, the man behind Man vs. Food, its spinoff show Man vs. Food Nation and now Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America, recently sat down with us for an enlightening chat about New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban extra-large sodas in the Big Apple.

Adam Richman on Bloomberg Soda Ban: 'We Are In a Very Precarious Situation as a Society'

Wednesday May 09, 2012

New York's Frank Rich Breaks Down 2012 Presidential Election, Talks Media Bias

The veteran political columnist talks about what to expect in the months leading up to the presidential election, and discusses the growing intersection between culture and politics.

New York's Frank Rich Breaks Down 2012 Presidential Election, Talks Media Bias

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