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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Writer | January 19, 1994
Geraldo Rivera is coming to prime time, and he's got his sights set on Larry King's viewers.Cable channel CNBC yesterday announced it will launch a new weeknight talk show Feb. 7 called "Rivera Live." The program, which will go head-to- head with King six nights a week at 9, will feature Rivera reporting, interviewing and taking phone calls from around the country."If I had to describe it, probably the most simple way would be to say it's 'Larry King' meets 'Crossfire,' with a little 'Nightline' thrown in," Rivera told TV critics in Los Angeles.
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
Halloween night. 1987. Paranormal researcher Frank Stewart and his team try to prove an abandoned home is haunted. A local network camera crew is along for the ride, taping the EVP recordings and call-in seance. After the broadcast, Stewart and his team vanish. Too good to be true? It is. A good premise for a movie? It definitely is. With the "WNUF Halloween Special," screening Friday at the Creative Alliance , Baltimore filmmakers Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George (well, they're technically dubbed "archivists" on this project)
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By Herbert London | August 22, 1999
NEW YORK -- Geraldo Rivera has made a reputation for himself with grand events such as the opening of gangster Al Capone's vault.The vault turned out to be empty, as have so many of the claims from the TV talk show host. Yet, stories such as these, devoid of factual content, haven't stood in the way of Rivera's rise to television fame.He commands a salary well into seven figures. His television persona (on display on the CNBC talk show "Rivera Live!") is based on indignation -- over the way President Clinton has been treated, over the O.J. Simpson verdict, over political views he doesn't share.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2013
The verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin was announced at 10 p.m. (ET) Saturday, and it was a network news operation, ABC, not any of the all-news cable channels, that had the best initial TV coverage. By comparison, ABC's network rivals, NBC and CBS, were not in the same league on TV or online. The cable news channels initially rode a press conference with prosecution lawyers longer than they should have as Florida State Attorney Angela Corey tried to spin her way out of a failed performance by her team.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | December 15, 2001
In recent days, as Fox News Channel's Geraldo Rivera says he has been ducking fire in Afghanistan, he has also been drawing unwanted attention at home. News executives and journalism ethicists say Fox News needs to investigate and explain publicly the genesis of a discredited report by Rivera from the front lines of the war. "If it's found that a reporter hasn't let the facts get in the way of a good story, then I think that's a firing offense," said Jeffrey Dvorkin, ombudsman and former vice president for news at National Public Radio.
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By Dan Berger | December 14, 2001
If the Fed keeps going, well have negative interest rates. Dick Armey is getting out of Tom DeLays way. Hastert remains, but hes harmless. The people enjoying this war most are talky civilians Donald Rumsfeld and Geraldo Rivera. The Thornton Commission takes the state constitution seriously about education, even if no legislator does. Hewletts and Packards shun the company of Compaqs.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | December 27, 2001
Fox News Channel officials say they have reviewed war correspondent Geraldo Rivera's discredited "friendly fire" report and found it to be an honest mistake. A statement released by Fox News said the cable news station's executives had viewed tapes of Rivera's work and concluded his errors were inadvertent. The news network said it will take no additional action in wake of the incident. The Sun first reported that Rivera was hundreds of miles from the site of a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan that he described on the air on Dec. 6. "Based on Geraldo Rivera's 30-year track record, Fox News has full confidence in his explanation and journalistic integrity," the statement from Fox News read, according to the Associated Press.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | April 3, 2003
Never shying from a good brawl, Fox News Channel executives responded to a thinly veiled jab from MSNBC with an open attack against the cable rival. Both channels had been embarrassed by prominent correspondents earlier this week. MSNBC and sister station NBC fired contributor Peter Arnett after he granted an interview to Iraqi state-controlled television in which he criticized U.S. strategy. Meanwhile, Fox News withdrew Geraldo Rivera from Iraq after U.S. military officials said they would forcibly eject him for endangering the safety of the unit he was traveling with.
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
Halloween night. 1987. Paranormal researcher Frank Stewart and his team try to prove an abandoned home is haunted. A local network camera crew is along for the ride, taping the EVP recordings and call-in seance. After the broadcast, Stewart and his team vanish. Too good to be true? It is. A good premise for a movie? It definitely is. With the "WNUF Halloween Special," screening Friday at the Creative Alliance , Baltimore filmmakers Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George (well, they're technically dubbed "archivists" on this project)
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | February 20, 1997
Laura Lane and Tina Leisher cannot bear the idea of Nancy Riggins -- their 38-year-old co-worker missing since last summer -- fading from the public's memory.On Wednesday, the women will travel to New York City to be guests on "The Geraldo Rivera Show" -- hoping that their appearance on the controversial talk show will keep alive attention about the Elkridge woman's case."This is our first opportunity to tell her story nationwide," said Lane, who worked as a cashier with Leisher and Riggins for eight years at the Burtonsville Giant Food store in Montgomery County.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | April 3, 2003
Never shying from a good brawl, Fox News Channel executives responded to a thinly veiled jab from MSNBC with an open attack against the cable rival. Both channels had been embarrassed by prominent correspondents earlier this week. MSNBC and sister station NBC fired contributor Peter Arnett after he granted an interview to Iraqi state-controlled television in which he criticized U.S. strategy. Meanwhile, Fox News withdrew Geraldo Rivera from Iraq after U.S. military officials said they would forcibly eject him for endangering the safety of the unit he was traveling with.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | December 27, 2001
Fox News Channel officials say they have reviewed war correspondent Geraldo Rivera's discredited "friendly fire" report and found it to be an honest mistake. A statement released by Fox News said the cable news station's executives had viewed tapes of Rivera's work and concluded his errors were inadvertent. The news network said it will take no additional action in wake of the incident. The Sun first reported that Rivera was hundreds of miles from the site of a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan that he described on the air on Dec. 6. "Based on Geraldo Rivera's 30-year track record, Fox News has full confidence in his explanation and journalistic integrity," the statement from Fox News read, according to the Associated Press.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | December 15, 2001
In recent days, as Fox News Channel's Geraldo Rivera says he has been ducking fire in Afghanistan, he has also been drawing unwanted attention at home. News executives and journalism ethicists say Fox News needs to investigate and explain publicly the genesis of a discredited report by Rivera from the front lines of the war. "If it's found that a reporter hasn't let the facts get in the way of a good story, then I think that's a firing offense," said Jeffrey Dvorkin, ombudsman and former vice president for news at National Public Radio.
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By Dan Berger | December 14, 2001
If the Fed keeps going, well have negative interest rates. Dick Armey is getting out of Tom DeLays way. Hastert remains, but hes harmless. The people enjoying this war most are talky civilians Donald Rumsfeld and Geraldo Rivera. The Thornton Commission takes the state constitution seriously about education, even if no legislator does. Hewletts and Packards shun the company of Compaqs.
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By Herbert London | August 22, 1999
NEW YORK -- Geraldo Rivera has made a reputation for himself with grand events such as the opening of gangster Al Capone's vault.The vault turned out to be empty, as have so many of the claims from the TV talk show host. Yet, stories such as these, devoid of factual content, haven't stood in the way of Rivera's rise to television fame.He commands a salary well into seven figures. His television persona (on display on the CNBC talk show "Rivera Live!") is based on indignation -- over the way President Clinton has been treated, over the O.J. Simpson verdict, over political views he doesn't share.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | February 20, 1997
Laura Lane and Tina Leisher cannot bear the idea of Nancy Riggins -- their 38-year-old co-worker missing since last summer -- fading from the public's memory.On Wednesday, the women will travel to New York City to be guests on "The Geraldo Rivera Show" -- hoping that their appearance on the controversial talk show will keep alive attention about the Elkridge woman's case."This is our first opportunity to tell her story nationwide," said Lane, who worked as a cashier with Leisher and Riggins for eight years at the Burtonsville Giant Food store in Montgomery County.
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By Victor Kamber | April 21, 1992
I RECENTLY SAW "Broadcast News" again. It's a film whose observations about the television news industry are proving remarkably prescient five years after its release. I was particularly struck by the scene in which the witty reporter, played by Albert Brooks, characterizes the handsome but vacuous and unethical anchorman, played by William Hurt, as "the devil."When the devil comes, the Brooks character says, he won't carry a pitchfork. Rather, he'll be a nice, attractive fellow who seduces us while lowering our standards.
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December 21, 1990
Geraldo suedA man who appeared on "Geraldo" sued the host, Geraldo Rivera, and a producer yesterday for $28 million, claiming they revealed his identity after promising not to do so. Carl J. Ober said in his lawsuit that he appeared on a segment of the syndicated television show titled "Telephone Terror," with women who were victimized by telephone harassment. Ober, from Albany, appeared as an alleged telephone harasser under a written and verbal agreement with Rivera that his identity would not be revealed, the lawsuit said.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Writer | January 19, 1994
Geraldo Rivera is coming to prime time, and he's got his sights set on Larry King's viewers.Cable channel CNBC yesterday announced it will launch a new weeknight talk show Feb. 7 called "Rivera Live." The program, which will go head-to- head with King six nights a week at 9, will feature Rivera reporting, interviewing and taking phone calls from around the country."If I had to describe it, probably the most simple way would be to say it's 'Larry King' meets 'Crossfire,' with a little 'Nightline' thrown in," Rivera told TV critics in Los Angeles.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | June 21, 1993
As hoaxes go, the Diet Pepsi scare was pretty darn, well, scary. Can I get an uh-huh?It wasn't quite "Jurassic Park," but for days, the entire country was on its guard because, face it, if they can stick a syringe in a soda can, who knows where it might end?One day it's needles in your Diet Pepsi and the next it's body parts in your Miller Lite.I haven't seen anyone this scared in connection with a Pepsi product since Michael Jackson's hair caught fire doing that commercial.Now, the FDA and the Uh-Huh Girls think they've got this thing cleared up. They're telling us the first syringe report was probably an honest mistake and suggesting all the claims that followed were apparently fabricated.
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