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  • Lou Grant, Murphy Brown and Perd Hapley: Readers share their favorite TV show journalists

    Earlier on Friday I asked about favorite journalists from TV sitcoms and dramas. Here’s collection of some of the characters people suggested on Twitter and Facebook:

    Lou Grant, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant:

    Miranda Veracruz De La Hoya Cardinal, Married With Children:

    Murphy Brown, Murphy Brown:

    Perd Hapley, Parks and Recreation:

    Carl Kolchak, The Night Stalker:

    Lynda Day, Press Gang:

    Will McAvoy, The Newsroom:

    Wilhelmina Slater, Ugly Betty:

    Danny Concannon, The West Wing:

    Guy Smiley, Sesame Street:

    Thanks to everyone who sent in their favorites. Here’s a Storify with all the reactions so far:

  • Toronto newsweekly falls short on Buffy The Vampire Slayer trivia

    Toronto’s NOW magazine had to issue a correction due its lack of Buffy The Vampire Slayer knowledge:

    This article originally stated that Joyce Summers, the mother of Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s titular character, succumbed to a cancerous tumour. As pointed out by Queen’s Park Briefing’s John Michael McGrath, Summers in fact died from an aneurysm [sic] that resulted from the tumour’s removal.

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  • Al Jazeera America journalist: Being in the military and being a journalist aren’t that different

    The life of a journalist covering conflict and that of someone in the military aren’t that different, said Al Jazeera America’s Josh Rushing in a phone interview.

    “My family knows that I have a backpack ready to go,” he said. “I’m gone all the time. Where am I going? Really dangerous places, so there’s that same fear.”

    Journalists and people in the military even have similar motivations, he said.

    “I served in the Marines because I believed I was serving a greater cause. I’m a journalist because I believe it’s serving a greater cause.”

    Part of that greater cause for him is helping people understand what’s happening in a place he knows well. On Friday night, Al Jazeera America will run “Flashpoint: Fighting ISIL,” at 8 p.m.… Read more


Joan Vadeboncoeur

Herald-Journal

Herald American

Joan E. Vadeboncoeur, went to work at The Post-Standard as a reporter immediately after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College. But since she already had several years experience in theater work, she was a natural choice years later when the job of entertainment writer-editor opened at the Herald-Journal.
Joan, a life resident of the Syracuse area, began working in the box office of Famous Artists Country Playhouse in Fayetteville while still in high school. During summer vacations in college, Joan switched to the Famous Artists Country Playhouse in East Rochester, where she also worked in the box office and as assistant to the producer.

While studying theater at Sarah Lawrence, Joan gained more experience by working in a Broadway producer's office. Her jobs included working on "Midsummer," the play in which Geraldine Page made her Broadway bow. She also appeared in college productions.

After two years at The Post-Standard, Joan moved to the Herald-Journal as a general assignment reporter covering traffic accidents and other mishaps, and writing obituaries. She often rode in ambulances to accident scenes. Soon, her duties expanded as she filled in for vacationing movie and television writers.

Not too much later, Joan was appointed as music writer. Within two years, she became entertainment writer-editor, which included television, music, films, and theater.

Joan, now an entertainment columnist, has received the Syracuse Press Club's Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been honored by the Salt City Center for the Performing Arts and the Contemporary Theatre of Syracuse. She is a former member of Women in Communications. --Joseph A. Porcell
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"If none of us ever read a book that was “dangerous,” had a friend who was “different” or joined an organization that advocated “change,” we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. Whose fault is that? Not really [McCarthy’s]. He didn’t create this situation of fear. He merely exploited it, and rather successfully."
--Edward R. Murrow

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Don Edwards

WSYR / WSTM-TV

Club President: 1965

The road to success for Don Edwards started in a small southern Ohio village and led to the general manager job at a major Syracuse television station, and later to the top job in the broadcast journalism department at Syracuse University's Newhouse School.
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