Former Fox News host and GBTV founder Glenn Beck recently moved his studio from New York to Dallas, Texas.
One of the biggest benefits of being in Texas is the space. There’s lots of it. GBTV is putting that space to effective use, building out its studio in ways that could not be done in New York. Case in point: there is a full-size replica of the Oval Office, featuring replicas of The Resolute Desk and the Oval Office rug. Many of the props came from the set of Oliver Stone‘s film “JFK.”
Watch Beck show off his new studio in this exclusive video:
In this episode of “Cubes,” we tour the worldwide headquarters of IPG Mediabrands, the media holding company responsible for $34 billion in global revenue from advertising agencies such as Universal McCann. IPG’s work includes the Geico Gecko and Volkswagen’s pint-sized Darth Vader.
The IPG headquarters is home to a cutting edge media lab full of “Minority Report”-esque marketing technology, and the office includes a high-tech workspace dubbed “the desk of the future” and a skyway stretching 10 stories above the street that was once used by the Gimbels department story, the building’s previous tenant.
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “My First Big Break,” we hear from radio personality, author, former Fox News host and GBTV founder Glenn Beck. While he has found tremendous success across many different forms of media, did you know that he almost left the business to go to cooking school? If it wasn’t for a heart-to-heart conversation with his father, he may never have found his professional voice.
“People outside of Washington, you know they come on high school trips, they think it’s all like movie sets. They think it’s all like ‘The West Wing,” longtime political columnist Frank Rich, who is an executive producer on the new HBO series “Veep,” said in the first part of our “Media Beat” interview with him, talking about DC.
“In fact, it’s a lot of oftentimes young people jockeying for power, doing mundane jobs, trying to stab each other in the back… and often in offices that look crummy” (video below).
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.
In the next installment of mediabistroTV‘s “My First Big Break,” we speak to Bonnie Fuller, the editor of HollywoodLife.com and former editor of magazines such as Marie Claire, Glamour and US Weekly. Below, Fuller shares some of the tribulations she faced when moving from Canada to New York.
Look for the full episode tomorrow afternoon.
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler chats with Jux CEO Ted Metcalfe. Jux is a personal publishing platform that allows users to create immersive, full-screen collections of photos, videos, and words. The startup says it’s like blogging without all of the crap.
Also, find out who’s hiring on the Mediabistro job board.
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.
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “My First Big Break,” we talk to “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, and involved a little bit of luck, and former President Jimmy Carter.