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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.