News Media

My Worst #NewYearsEve

Submitted by ub on Thu, 12/31/2020 - 22:39

My worst #NewYearsEve was spent as a young news field producer in 1983 when #FALN, a Puerto Rican terrorist group was reportedly responsible for a series of bombings on New Year's Eve that rocked four government buildings in #NYC and seriously injured three police officers.

These blasts also struck #NYPD Police Headquarters, two Federal buildings, and the Brooklyn Courthouse during a 90-minute reign of terror.

Mightier Than The Sword

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/13/2020 - 06:16

The pen is mightier than the sword was initially written by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839, indicating that communication utilizing particularly the written language, or in some interpretations, administrative power or advocacy of an independent press, is a more effective tool than direct violence could ever wish to accomplish.


Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/27/2020 - 23:17

Talk about a real blast from the past... Years ago, as a young college student in Miami, I had the good fortune of being accepted to a work-study internship program at WPLG-TV 10.  I watched one of the great electronic journalists perform nightly news media magic.

Doctor Ken, the news doctor became a mentor, and years later, I was lucky to have LinkedIn through social media and speak with him- I said Doctor what’s ailing TV?

American Liar
ub Tue, 09/15/2020 - 06:54

This upcoming election is different for all American voters who’ve participated in them throughout our young Democratic Republic.


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RIP: Pete Hamill

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:01

Pete Hamill was one of the greatest deadline artists. He was not only an American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor, and educator. During his career as a New York City journalist, he was described as the author of columns that sought to capture the particular flavors of New York City's politics and sports and the particular pathos of its crime. 

TV Weather Anchors

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/18/2020 - 17:09

During the decade I worked for NBC News I wrote and produced for The Radio Network, The Source, NightlyNews, WNBC News4, Overnight, Sunrise, and TODAY.

Bill Ritter Cut

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 20:54

I have never watched a popular TV news anchorman go from looking suave and debonaire to the likes of Dr. Brown, the crackpot character in "Back To The Future."

So what was the first public act on Bill Ritter’s bucket list now that New York City has entered Phase 2 of the lockdown? A Boogie Down Haircut in The Bronx!

What about the final bill?WABC TV 7 Anchorman Bill Ritter finally got a haircut and says it was for a very good cause.

Press Freedom Day

Submitted by ub on Sun, 05/03/2020 - 07:20

May 3 is World Press Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Happy Birthday Ed Murrow

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/25/2020 - 22:16

Egbert Roscoe Murrow April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965.  He was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. Murrow gained fame during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for CBS news division. During the war, he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents, known as the Murrow Boys. They were truth-tellers

NBC News Overnight

Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/20/2020 - 01:16

Long live “NBC News Overnight” This was the best TV Network Newscast that has ever been produced. We enjoyed the greatest anchors and the finest staff ever assembled by Executive Producer and creator Herb Dudnick, RIP, Herbie. 

My friend and colleague Linda Ellerbee writes -

"Fade in. Fade out. It didn’t go on forever. It didn’t change the world or the networks. All it ever was, was a low-budget, a late-night television program. But it was ours.