March 12, 2012
Update 2 p.m. Monday: Preliminary Nielsen ratings say 3.5 million viewers watched Winfrey's interviews Sunday night. That is more than twice the previous high of 1.6 million for any program ever on her OWN channel. And she rated highest with the target demo of women 25 to 54. Read on for my overnight rave of Winfrey's interviewing performance. There is no reason to whine about missing Oprah's syndicated show when she is doing work like this on OWN. Oprah Winfrey 's OWN cable channel might still be underperforming, but the legendary talk TV host showed in an interview with members of Whitney Houston's family Sunday night that she can still bring it like few others on television.
June 11, 2010
The Orioles will interview ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine for their open manager's job Friday, according to an industry source. Andy MacPhail , the club's president of baseball operations, is expected to conduct the meeting in Baltimore. MacPhail has just started the interviewing process after firing Dave Trembley last Thursday and appointing third base coach Juan Samuel as the interim manager. Valentine is believed to be the second candidate to interview after another interview that took place Thursday, an industry source said.
November 8, 2003
Eddie Murray Position: Indians hitting coach Date of interview: Oct. 2 What Murray said: "This could be a special situation here, with where the ballclub is and wanting to make a few changes here and there. And it's a place that I know, believe it or not, I'm comfortable." Where he stood: Early front-runner. Sam Perlozzo Position: Orioles bench coach Date of interview: Oct. 14 What Perlozzo said: "I will tell you that I'm an energetic guy. I like communicating a lot with our players.
March 22, 2012
You've been out of a job for awhile and finally land an interview. The interviewer asks you for your Facebook password. Do you swallow your outrage and give it up, hoping there's nothing incriminating? Or, do you refuse, knowing you'll likely not get the job? If proposed Maryland legislation gets passed, you won't have to make that choice. A bill now making its way through the General Assembly would make it illegal for an employer to ask for your user name or password to access your personal accounts.
January 13, 2012
Not long after he met with the media and answered questions about his upcoming interview for the Tampa Bay head-coaching job, Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips had second thoughts. Phillips, who has done an outstanding job in his first season with the Texans, called Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik and withdrew from consideration. “I explained my reasons to Mark, and he understood,” Phillips said. “The timing just wasn't right. The truth is I love it here.
November 26, 2011
You likely remember the 3 a.m. phone call. In 2008, the most effective line of attack his opponents mounted against candidate Barack Obama centered on the freshman senator's lack of experience. An ad for Hillary Clinton famously implied that you did not want this callow naif answering the phone at a moment of pre-dawn crisis. Though the country eventually decided it did, in fact, want Mr. Obama, the argument was valuable in that it forced the electorate to ask itself what kind of experience is necessary to a president.