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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

Wall of Distinction Honorees
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1 Hart Seely Lou Gulino 5729
2 Ron Lombard Lou Gulino 7093
3 John Krauss Lou Gulino 3995
4 Janis Barth Lou Gulino 6068
5 Robert Atkinson Lou Gulino 4430
6 Funeral Arrangements for Jerry Barsha Lou Gulino 3291
7 Sylvahn, J. Luther Administrator 3569
8 Graeff, Ron Administrator 7456
9 Bunn, Tim Administrator 7044
10 Green, Maureen Administrator 8091
11 Robinson, Rosemary Administrator 3111
12 Henderson, Emanuel "Blair" Administrator 3550
13 Haggart, Robert Administrator 4362
14 Ennis, Paul Administrator 3470
15 Carey, Bill Administrator 5135
16 Shepperd, Walt Administrator 3225
17 Speziale, Donna Administrator 3163
18 Mareiniss, Joel Administrator 5123
19 Heyman, Fred Administrator 4022
20 Gorman, J. Leonard Administrator 4816
21 Atseff, Tim Administrator 3523
22 Rossi, Frank Administrator 3823
23 Pinckney, Leo Administrator 3076
24 Loomis, Linda Administrator 3837
25 Long, Richard Administrator 4305
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27 Barsha, Jerry Administrator 4263
28 Smokes, Saundra Administrator 3785
29 Rogers, Stephen A. Administrator 3107
30 Price, Mike Administrator 6343
31 Grunfeld, Walter Administrator 3430
32 Ayers, Liz Administrator 6677
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35 Robinson, Jackie Administrator 6821
36 O'Leary, Cornelius Administrator 3529
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38 Clark, Wesley Administrator 3249
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"Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell."--Hugo L Black, Associate Justice, US Supreme Court (Ruling that upheld the press’s right to publish the Pentagon Papers)

Wall of Distinction

Andy Brigham



Club President: 1986

He was more than once likened to Mike Wallace of TV's "60 Minutes" and early in his career, the Syracuse New Times cited him as "the best investigative reporter in Syracuse."
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