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Media Beat: Lori Greiner on Swimming with Sharks

If you like watching rich people buy things on TV or prefer doing it yourself while watching QVC, then you’re probably familiar with Lori Greiner.

Greiner, known as the “Queen of QVC,” is also a regular on ABC’s Shark Tank, where those that have millions listen to pitches from those that have little more than a million-dollar idea.

SocialTimes editor Devon Glenn sat down with Greiner to talk about the show, her reign on QVC, and if any of the products she’s invested in on Shark Tank have any bite.

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Al Roker: My First Big Break

Al Roker, one of America’s favorite morning weathercasters, appears on NBC’s “Today” Show, has his own show “Wake Up with Al” on The Weather Channel, owns his own production company “Al Roker Entertainment,” has co-authored three mystery novels, written a couple of cookbooks, and a has penned a couple of New York Times Bestsellers.

So how did Roker go from being a flannel shirt and overall wearing student at SUNY Oswego to media kingpin? Al said his first big break came from being in the right place at the right time when someone said the wrong thing at the wrong time.

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Elevator Pitch: ‘Hoppit’ Helps You Pick Bars and Restaurants That Fit Your Style

In this episode of “Elevator Pitch,” Alan Meckler speaks with Steve Dziedzic about his social app ‘Hoppit.’ And when we say social app, we’re not talking the 140 characters or less kind.

“Hoppit” is an ambiance search engine that serves up restaurants and bars based on their atmosphere. Watch and see if “Hoppit” can help Alan find the perfect bar or romantic restaurant.

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Cubes: VIP Tour of Ogilvy Public Relations

Ogilvy Public Relations graciously opened its doors to the MediabistroTV crew, letting the team run wild through the red and white themed former chocolate factory that’s been renovated to house all of the Ogilvy properties.

Kimberly Ryan played host in showing off the clean open concept space where Ogilvy Public Relations staffers do their relating with the public under the watchful thoughts of founder David Ogilvy who reminds everyone to “Tolerate Genius.”

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Score That Job: Rubenstein Public Relations. Watch The New Show From MediabistroTV!

Looking for a new job? Are you feeling bruised and battered from pounding the pavement without results?

“Score That Job” is a new show from mediabistroTV that will guide you through the never ending maze of online resumes, emails to nowhere and phone calls that go unanswered. Join career expert, author and mediabistro editor Vicki Salemi as she gives you the inside scoop on how to “Score That Job.”

In this episode, Vicki finds out what it takes to get hired at Rubenstein PR.

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Elevator Pitch: ‘Black Lapel’ Sells Custom Men’s Suits Online

In this episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with Warren Liao and Derek Tian, founders of “Black Lapel,” a website specializing in making custom luxury menswear at an affordable price. Find out if they make the cut.

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Elevator Pitch: Let ‘Go Try It On’ Be Your Virtual Stylist

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with Marissa Evans founder and CEO of “Go Try It On.” It’s an iPhone app that acts like a virtual stylist. Users upload a photo of an outfit they plan on wearing and let their friends and the community respond.

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Cubes: VIP Tour of AOL and The Huffington Post

Combine tasty treats, sleek design, and the now famous ‘Sitting Cameramen of Astor Place’ and you get the latest episode of “Cubes.”

In this episode of Cubes, the MediabistroTV crew is invited into the New York Headquarters of AOL and The Huffington Post. Hosted by the founding editor of The Huffington Post and president of HuffPost Live Roy Sekoff, the crew visits the cavernous Huffington Post newsroom where hundreds of writers sit keyboard to keyboard under the watchful gaze of Arianna Huffington herself who plays the always gracious hostess by offering up some tasty Greek Christmas cookies. After burning through the sugar high, the guys mingle with the ghosts of journalism past in the HuffPost Live newsroom where live news is served up eight hours a day by tables of writers, producers and editors who always know what time it is in Funkytown.

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Cubes: Conde Nast Shows Off Its Lucky Side

CondeĀ“ Nast recently hosted MediabistroTV at its Times Square offices. Lucky magazine style editor Lori Bergamotto walked the crew through the magazine’s offices revealing the hidden corners where nail polish and make-up are put through their paces, colors and fabric samples are checked by the art department, shoes and handbags await their close-ups and racks of outfits hang around waiting for their models.

Take a look at all the small parts that make up a big fashion magazine like Lucky.

Next Thursday Mediabistro TV premieres, “My First Big Break: Ken Burns.” You can view our other MediabistroTV productions on our YouTube Channel.

Susan Blond: My First Big Break

How many people can say their career launched the day they met Andy Warhol? In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “My First Big Break”, we talk to the legendary Susan Blond, the most famous person you’ve never heard of.

The New York City based PR maven was once the “It Girl” of Warhol’s party playland that was New York in the 70s. Painting, starring in Warhol’s films, appearing in an erotic public access series, being named the first female VP at CBS Records and finally opening her own PR Company, Blond was wild and knew how to network. Selfishly, we at mediabistroTV are also excited that she brought us just two degrees of separation away from Kevin Bacon!

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