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By Verne Gay and Verne Gay,Newsday | April 17, 1992
What would a contract negotiation with ABC News' Sam Donaldson be like if it were not hot and boisterous?Well, Mr. Donaldson's contract is up and -- guess what? -- the negotiations are hot and boisterous.How so? Mr. Donaldson has vehemently refused to accept a cut -- any cut -- in his $1 million-plus salary, according to widespread reports at ABC News. Because the network is trying to force strict cost-measures on the once-lush news division, Mr. Donaldson's demands have not been well received.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | February 8, 2009
On television news, it's Sam Donaldson, serious reporter. He has covered American presidents, reported on the ground during the Vietnam War and anchored various news programs at ABC News, where he began working 42 years ago. The veteran newsman displayed his lighter side last week when he spoke to a group of more than 200 people at The Key School in Annapolis as part of the school's 50th anniversary celebration, riffing on current events, the presidency and...
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Washington Bureau | June 23, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The White House aimed another dart in its campaign to deflate the sudden popularity of presidential challenger Ross Perot yesterday, charging that the Texas tycoon threatened to "get" a television reporter whose story he didn't like.The accusation was timed to take advantage of recent news accounts of Mr. Perot's purported penchant for waging vendettas and to help foster fears of what might happen if the billionaire businessman takes control of the federal police and spy agencies.
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September 23, 2001
Fire company plans memorial for victims of terrorist attacks Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department will hold a memorial service for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at 7 p.m. today at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Donations will be accepted for the families of the police officers and firefighters who died in the attack on the World Trade Center. Ebenezer church is at 4911 Woodbine Road. Information: 410-795-1333. Interfaith Housing names head of fund development Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland has announced that Rosalyne Reynolds has joined the organization as director of fund development.
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By Newsday | April 17, 1992
New York -- What would a contract negotiation with ABC News' Sam Donaldson be like if it were not hot and boisterous?Well, Mr. Donaldson's contract is up and -- guess what? -- the negotiations are hot and boisterous.Mr. Donaldson has vehemently refused to accept a cut -- any cut -- in his $1 million-plus salary according to widespread reports at ABC News. Because the network is trying to force strict cost-measures on the once-lush news division, Mr. Donaldson's demands have not been well received.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | February 8, 2009
On television news, it's Sam Donaldson, serious reporter. He has covered American presidents, reported on the ground during the Vietnam War and anchored various news programs at ABC News, where he began working 42 years ago. The veteran newsman displayed his lighter side last week when he spoke to a group of more than 200 people at The Key School in Annapolis as part of the school's 50th anniversary celebration, riffing on current events, the presidency and...
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | September 6, 1995
Him again? Cal's back -- and tonight's game is on WJZ, Channel 13, so all viewers can see him move past Lou Gehrig to capture baseball's record for good attendance. ABC's Sam Donaldson also returns from cancer treatment for a notable interview on "PrimeTime Live."* "Orioles Baseball" (7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- This is it! And if you have to ask "what?" you must have been living on another planet. Cal Ripken Jr. is expected to set a new consecutive-games-played record of 2,131 tonight at Camden Yards.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | January 31, 1996
WASHINGTON -- I AM SITTING in the belly of the beast.I have ventured to our nation's capital so that I might observe more closely the two most reviled subgroups of the human species: Washington politicians and the people who cover them (which sounds like a working book title).Many of these glitterati are gathered at the Arena Stage for a benefit reading (at $500 a pop) of "The Front Page," a play about slimy newsmen and slimy politicians, as if there could be any other kind.Dick Armey is there.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 15, 1997
It's a battle of the titanic egos, as Sam Donaldson and Dick Morris sit across from each other on "PrimeTime Live" tonight.State of the State Address (noon-1 p.m., repeats 11: 30 p.m.-12: 30 a.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Gov. Parris Glendening tells us the state of our state."Grace Under Fire" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Poor Grace. First, she finds her new boarder is a stripper. Then her son finds one of her old book reports, submits it as his own and gets a lousy grade. ABC."
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By KEVIN COWHERD | March 2, 1992
I see where the average salary of a baseball player is now $1 million, which should have every mom and dad in the country throwing batting practice to their kids from dawn to dusk.Still, it's depressing to think that a .250-hitting shortstop can make that much money while you and I bust our . . . well, you bust your hump, anyway . . . for a heck of a lot less.Of course, baseball players aren't the only ones making big bucks these days. I read somewhere that Sam Donaldson makes a million dollars a year and (this is the part I like)
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By Karen Grigsby Bates | April 7, 1998
THE west coast of Africa is studded with slave castles, fortresses built to protect the masters of the slave trade and their investment property. Their jealously guarded property, of course, just happened to have been human beings. And no matter how worldly you are or how well-traveled, the first tour of these monuments to commerce and human misery is likely to stun even the most chatty visitor into silence. Walking through these large, echoing buildings, with their wide walls dotted with iron cannons facing the ocean, your logic recedes and your imagination takes over, populating the empty 20th century scenario with images from earlier centuries.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 15, 1997
It's a battle of the titanic egos, as Sam Donaldson and Dick Morris sit across from each other on "PrimeTime Live" tonight.State of the State Address (noon-1 p.m., repeats 11: 30 p.m.-12: 30 a.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Gov. Parris Glendening tells us the state of our state."Grace Under Fire" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Poor Grace. First, she finds her new boarder is a stripper. Then her son finds one of her old book reports, submits it as his own and gets a lousy grade. ABC."
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By MIKE LITTWIN | January 31, 1996
WASHINGTON -- I AM SITTING in the belly of the beast.I have ventured to our nation's capital so that I might observe more closely the two most reviled subgroups of the human species: Washington politicians and the people who cover them (which sounds like a working book title).Many of these glitterati are gathered at the Arena Stage for a benefit reading (at $500 a pop) of "The Front Page," a play about slimy newsmen and slimy politicians, as if there could be any other kind.Dick Armey is there.
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By Peter A. Jay | January 28, 1996
HAVRE De GRACE -- The world of big-time journalism, prodded by a couple of recent books that provide titillating details about such things as salaries and lecture fees, is once again indulging in its beloved pastime of self-analysis.Why oh why, wonder the bigfoot commentators of broadcast and the earnest eminences of print, are The People so suspicious of us? They keep raising hard questions, which aren't quite fair. To wit:Can Sam Donaldson of ABC, after accepting a $30,000 fee for a speech to an insurance-industry group, then credibly hammer members of Congress who go on all-expenses-paid trips with Washington lobbyists?
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | September 6, 1995
Him again? Cal's back -- and tonight's game is on WJZ, Channel 13, so all viewers can see him move past Lou Gehrig to capture baseball's record for good attendance. ABC's Sam Donaldson also returns from cancer treatment for a notable interview on "PrimeTime Live."* "Orioles Baseball" (7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- This is it! And if you have to ask "what?" you must have been living on another planet. Cal Ripken Jr. is expected to set a new consecutive-games-played record of 2,131 tonight at Camden Yards.
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By Dallas Morning News | June 16, 1994
Paula Corbin Jones, the former Arkansas state employee who last month filed a sexual harassment suit against President Clinton, begins a national media tour tonight by talking to Sam Donaldson on ABC's "PrimeTime Live."Ms. Jones charges that Mr. Clinton, while governor of Arkansas in 1991, tried to seduce her in a Little Rock hotel room. The White House has said the charges are false and declined to comment further to "PrimeTime," Mr. Donaldson said.In excerpts provided by ABC, Ms. Jones indicated that her lawsuit could be settled "if he was to make a public apology and it be what I want.
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By Dallas Morning News | June 16, 1994
Paula Corbin Jones, the former Arkansas state employee who last month filed a sexual harassment suit against President Clinton, begins a national media tour tonight by talking to Sam Donaldson on ABC's "PrimeTime Live."Ms. Jones charges that Mr. Clinton, while governor of Arkansas in 1991, tried to seduce her in a Little Rock hotel room. The White House has said the charges are false and declined to comment further to "PrimeTime," Mr. Donaldson said.In excerpts provided by ABC, Ms. Jones indicated that her lawsuit could be settled "if he was to make a public apology and it be what I want.
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September 23, 2001
Fire company plans memorial for victims of terrorist attacks Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department will hold a memorial service for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at 7 p.m. today at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Donations will be accepted for the families of the police officers and firefighters who died in the attack on the World Trade Center. Ebenezer church is at 4911 Woodbine Road. Information: 410-795-1333. Interfaith Housing names head of fund development Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland has announced that Rosalyne Reynolds has joined the organization as director of fund development.
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By MIKE ROYKO | November 11, 1992
Because this was the first full-blown talk-show political campaign, many traditional journalists fear that they have become irrelevant.For much of the campaign, they were stuck in the cheap seats, scribbling notes while the candidates chatted with Larry King, Arsenio Hall, Phil Donahue, Jay Leno, Rush Limbaugh and other TV and radio stars.Even the network heavies -- Dan, Sam, David and Professor Will -- frequently found themselves being bypassed. One night, for example, where was President Bush?
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Staff Writer | November 4, 1992
DALLAS -- The colorful political odyssey of independent candidate Ross Perot came to a close last night with the Texas billionaire vowing that, even with a third-place finish, this was "just the beginning" for his grass-roots political movement."
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