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  • May cable news ratings spare no one

    06/01/2014 7:38:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2014 | Hadas Gold
    Make no mistake, Fox News is still the ratings king. But the recent May numbers show that while all the cable channels had a decline in ratings (which is normal for May), Fox News was far from spared, with some of its lowest ratings in 12 years. While Fox dominates with the top 14 shows in overall viewers, the total day average for Fox News in the key advertising demographic of the 25- to 54-year-old category was 177,000 viewers, only the second time Fox has gone below a 200,000 average since 2001. Another key factor coming from May ratings is...
  • Video – Entire Audience at NJ Gun Hearing Disobeys Senators Orders, Recites Pledge

    05/18/2013 10:50:06 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 58 replies
    GunsSaveLives ^ | may 17th 2013 | GunsSaveLives
    Then in one of the best displays of civil disobedience I’ve ever seen, the entire audience recited the pledge of allegiance, while most of the lawmakers remained seated. This is one to share. Patriotism is ALIVE in America.
  • Report: Limbaugh Likely ‘Has the Biggest Audience He’s Had in Years’

    03/14/2012 5:02:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/14/12 | Caroline May, The Daily Caller
    In the wake of uproar following conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of 30-year-old contraception activist and Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke last month as a “slut,” Limbaugh has seen advertisers flee and entire campaigns waged to get him off the air. But the big question remains: Just how have Limbaugh’s ratings been affected? There has been no measure of his listenership since the Fluke flap. But nonpartisan radio expert Michael Harrison told The Daily Caller that Limbaugh’s numbers likely are going no where but up — despite the anti-Limbaugh push. Harrison is founder and publisher of Talkers magazine, the...
  • Schumer to Jewish Audience: Arabs and Palestinians ‘Don’t Believe There Should Be An Israel’

    06/01/2011 10:38:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/1/11 | Billy Hallowell
    The left-leaning blog ThinkProgress isn’t happy with Sen. Chuck Schumer’s statement that Palestinians and Arabs “don’t believe there should be an Israel.” Here’s the text of the statement Schumer made at a Jewish function this past Sunday: The reason there is no peace in the Middle East is very simple. It’s because the majority of Palestinians and the majority of Arabs don’t believe there should be an Israel. It’s that simple. Anyone who tries to figure out a way to solve this conflict without realizing that truth will never get anywhere. ThinkProgress cites various polls that seem to contradict Schumer’s...
  • Pope begins new Wednesday teaching series on prayer (Catholic Caucus)

    05/04/2011 12:02:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | May 4, 2011 | David Kerr
    Pope Benedict XVI / Photo Credit Mazur Vatican City, May 4, 2011 / 11:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has revealed the theme for his next series of weekly Wednesday audiences.  “I want to start a new series of catechesis on a subject that is very dear to us all: the topic of prayer,” he told pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square May 6. Over the past two years Pope Benedict has been exploring the lives of the saints. That series of talks concluded last month. Hence the announcement of a new topic based on the request of the...
  • Jon Stewart Rally Draws Modest TV Audience

    11/01/2010 5:24:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 18 replies
    Comedy Central's coverage of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's weekend rally drew a modest TV audience. According to the network, 2 million viewers tuned in between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday to watch the hosts and musical guests entertain about 200,000 fans on the Washington mall. Many more doubtless saw the show online, or caught coverage on the cable networks newtorks. This time period rarely draws big numbers for non-sports networks (the Rally audience was more than three times what the Comedy Central slot averages). Still, the rally received enormous media hype and 2 million is less than your...
  • Another Debate Audience Recites Pledge When Another Moderator Says ‘No

    10/28/2010 10:30:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/28/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    What is it with the League of Woman’s Voters and the Pledge of Allegiance? For the second time in less than a week a congressional debate began with a request for the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and for the second time in a week the League of Woman’s Voters moderator said no, and for the second time in a week the audience got up and said it anyway. One would think that with all of the bad publicity after last week’s incident, the League would have “gotten it.” But Tuesday night the League of Woman Voters proved that...
  • Biden: “You’re the dullest audience I’ve ever spoken to” (Losing voters one gaffe at a time)

    10/08/2010 7:24:06 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Is it too late to start a Bidenism of the Day? Alas, Andrew Malcolm usually has that beat well covered, but in this case, the Hill reports on the just-reconfirmed running mate for Barack Obama’s election helping to turn Wisconsin, er, red. After getting a tepid reaction from his attempt to demagogue on globalization and jobs, Joe Biden blamed his audience for failing to appreciate his genius: “We want to reward people who manufacture things in the United States, in Wisconsin, not to take them overseas to China and to other countries!” he said to a silent room at the...
  • Is Obama Already A Has Been?

    09/08/2010 6:52:33 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 33 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 09/08/10 | CaroleL
    Less than two years into his presidency and just 6 years after his first appearance on the national stage, President Barack Obama has obviously lost his rock-star status. Gone are the days of tens of thousands of cheering fans in front of a stage adorned with regal Greek columns. In their place, the recreation center at Cuyahoga Community College near Cleveland, Ohio where students had to be recruited at the last minute to fill empty seats in the audience.
  • Obama tells Ohio audience of own family struggles

    09/08/2010 4:09:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/8/10 | Staff
    President Barack Obama is getting a little personal about the sluggish economy, telling a Cleveland audience about his own family's struggles and hardships. Obama noted Wednesday that his grandfather served in World War II while his grandmother toiled in factories back home. He was raised by a single mother who put herself through school and got up before sunrise to help him with schoolwork. And, the president says, first lady Michelle Obama's father kept working in spite of suffering from multiple sclerosis that forced him to walk with crutches.
  • Caption Inauguration Spectators

    01/20/2009 11:05:32 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 58 replies · 2,191+ views
    A woman films the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama and spectators watch the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America in New York's Times Square January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES) Evony Henry raises her hand in prayer at the end of U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration, while watching a broadcast of the events from Washington, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, January 20, 2009 . Traders watch the inaugural speech of President Barack Obama on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.
  • On Judas Iscariot and Matthias - Never Despair of God's Mercy

    10/18/2006 7:51:19 PM PDT · by ELS · 51 replies · 869+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 18, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    On Judas Iscariot and Matthias "Never Despair of God's Mercy" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 18, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience, dedicated to present the figures of Judas Iscariot and Matthias. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: On completing today the review of the Twelve Apostles called directly by Jesus during his earthly life, we cannot fail to mention the one who always appears in the last place: Judas Iscariot. We want to associate him with the person who was later chosen to substitute him, namely, Matthias. The name Judas...
  • The Apostle Bartholomew, His Words Present a Double Aspect of Jesus' Identity

    10/04/2006 8:14:03 PM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies · 484+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 4, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    The Apostle Bartholomew His "Words Present a Double Aspect of Jesus' Identity" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 4, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience, dedicated to present the figure of the Apostle Bartholomew. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: In the series of apostles called by Jesus during his earthly life, today our attention is caught by the Apostle Bartholomew. In the early lists of the Twelve he always appears before Matthew, while the name of the one who precedes him changes: in some cases it is Philip (cf. Matthew 10:3;...
  • The Apostle Philip, He Invites Us to Come and See Jesus

    09/06/2006 7:24:50 PM PDT · by ELS · 13 replies · 375+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 6, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    The Apostle Philip "He Invites Us to Come and See Jesus" VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 6, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today at the general audience, held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope dedicated his talk to present the figure of the Apostle Philip. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: Continuing to sketch the portrait of the various apostles, as we have been doing for some weeks, we meet today with Philip. In the lists of the Twelve he always appears in fifth place (in Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13),...
  • Apostle John, the Seer of Patmos

    08/23/2006 5:49:12 PM PDT · by ELS · 6 replies · 607+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 23, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    Apostle John, the Seer of Patmos "The Wounded and Dead Lamb Conquers!" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 23, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of Benedict XVI's address at today's general audience, dedicated to the Apostle John, whom he presented on this occasion as "the seer of Patmos." The meditation is part of the series of reflections he is offering on the Church and the apostles. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the last catechesis we meditated on the figure of the Apostle John. At first we tried to see how much can be known of his life. Then,...
  • "God is love". A new appeal for an end to conflict in the Mid-East

    08/09/2006 7:49:54 PM PDT · by ELS · 33 replies · 476+ views
    Asia News ^ | August 9, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    9 August, 2006 VATICAN - MIDDLE EASTPope: "God is love". A new appeal for an end to conflict in the Mid-EastAt the end of a meeting dedicated to catechesis, Benedict affirmed that a ceasefire "is possible" if "reason, goodwill, faith in the other, implementation of commitments assumed and cooperation between responsible partners" prevail. His teaching was focused on the apostle John and the love of God, a unique element of Christianity. Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Citing Paul VI and John Paul II, Benedict XVI today renewed his appeal for peace in the Middle East at the end of his weekly...
  • "Heart full of sorrow", pope urges prayer and effective action in Middle East

    08/02/2006 7:39:06 PM PDT · by ELS · 14 replies · 370+ views
    Asia News ^ | August 2, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    2 August, 2006 VATICAN - MIDDLE EAST "Heart full of sorrow", pope urges prayer and effective action in Middle East At a special audience for ministrants, Benedict XVI condemned the massacre in Qana and the “spilling of innocent blood from whichever part it comes”. He called on 35,000 altar servers to be “witnesses” of nearness to Jesus, and to heed calls to the priesthood. Vatican City (AsiaNews) – With "a heart full of sorrow" and the "chilling images of mangled bodies of so many people, especially children," before his eyes, Benedict XVI appealed once again for prayers "for the dear,...
  • Hollywood Clicks on the Work of Web Auteurs [Are candidates paying attention this?]

    07/23/2006 3:04:40 PM PDT · by summer · 57 replies · 907+ views
    The NY Times ^ | July 23, 2006 | John Clark
    Scenes from “MySpace: The Movie,” created by David Lehre. The 11-minute parody of... MySpace and its users has had millions of hits since it first appeared on the site YouTube on Jan. 31. EVEN as David Lehre’s “MySpace: The Movie,” ... spawned a high-profile feeding frenzy, some of the Hollywood agents, managers and lawyers who were clamoring to represent him didn’t know much about who he was... “It’s their fear of not being a part of it,” said Scott Vener, Mr. Lehre’s manager... ,,,“Their nightmare is a direct feed from moviemaker to audience,” said Walter Kirn ... Geoffrey Gilmore,...
  • John, Son of Zebedee

    07/05/2006 5:17:06 PM PDT · by ELS · 7 replies · 444+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 5, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    John, Son of Zebedee "The Origin of our Loftiest Spirituality" VATICAN CITY, JULY 5, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of Benedict XVI's address at today's general audience, which he dedicated to the figure of John, son of Zebedee. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: We dedicate today's meeting to recall another very important member of the apostolic college: John, son of Zebedee, and brother of James. His name, typically Hebrew, means "the Lord has given his grace." He was mending the nets on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, when Jesus called him together with his brother...
  • Pope holds audience with Laura Bush (Photos + Mrs. Bush's Press Release)

    02/09/2006 1:05:32 PM PST · by NYer · 62 replies · 1,612+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | February 9, 2006
    Rome, Feb. 09, 2006 (CNA) - First Lady Laura Bush had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI this morning, during her stop in the Italian capital on her way to the opening of the Olympic Winter Games in Turin tomorrow, reported ANSA.Pope Benedict XVI met with     Laura Bush in his private library on Thursday and wished the first lady "a peaceful time" at the upcoming Olympics in Turin, where she is heading the U.S. delegation.During the 20-minute meeting, Mrs. Bush gave Benedict a small silver bowl; the pope in turn gave the first lady and Barbara rosaries and Rooney a ...
  • 117th Rose Parade rolls on Monday, with new focus on TV audience

    12/28/2005 4:32:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 737+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12/28/05 | Sandy Cohen - ap
    PASADENA – In the land of perennial youth and movie star beauty, most centenarians just can't compete. That's why the Rose Parade is getting a major makeover – for the first time in 117 years. With CBS having quietly decided after 45 years to drop its coverage, parade organizers, hoping to keep TV viewers and the remaining broadcasting outlets happy, have ratcheted up the rolling flowerfest's entertainment quotient. So, the annual Tournament of Roses on Monday – a day later than usual because of a "never on Sunday" policy – will kick off with a splashy performance by Grammy-winning singer...
  • May Our Spirits Open to the True Spiritual Light

    12/21/2005 4:46:44 PM PST · by ELS · 7 replies · 439+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | December 21, 2005 | Benedict XVI
    Pre-Christmas Reflection May Our Spirits Open to the True Spiritual Light VATICAN CITY, DEC. 21, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience. The Pope dedicated the address to the mystery of Christmas. * * * Today's audience takes place in an atmosphere of joy and longing expectation of the now imminent Christmas festivity. The Lord Jesus is coming! We repeat these days in prayer, preparing our hearts to experience the joy of the Redeemer's birth. In particular, in this last week of Advent, the liturgy accompanies and supports our interior journey...
  • How do we fill our concert halls?

    12/19/2005 8:43:27 AM PST · by sitetest · 175 replies · 1,860+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Monday, December 19, 2005 | KENNETH WALTON
    IS THERE an audience for classical music? How many times we have asked that question, and never really come up with a compelling answer. As we approach the end of 2005 - a year of typical mixed fortunes for the music scene - I find myself revisiting this old chestnut of a question. On the one hand, there are ominous signs out there. The Usher Hall struggled yet again this year to fill its 2,000-plus seats in either the Edinburgh Festival or even with the allure a few weeks ago of American superstar soprano Barbara Bonney, as part of the...
  • A National Hymn of Sorrow

    11/30/2005 8:25:07 PM PST · by ELS · 12 replies · 367+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | November 30, 2005 | Benedict XVI
    Commentary on Psalm 136(137) "A National Hymn of Sorrow" VATICAN CITY, NOV. 30, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience, which he dedicated to a reflection on Psalm 136(137). * * * 1. On this first Wednesday of Advent, a liturgical time of silence, watching and prayer in preparation for Christmas, we meditate on Psalm 136(137), which has become famous in the Latin version of its beginning, "Super flumina Babylonis." The text evokes the tragedy that the Jewish people lived through during the destruction of Jerusalem, which took place in the...
  • Main Verbs of This Canticle Lead Us Always to the Son

    11/23/2005 3:42:51 PM PST · by ELS · 7 replies · 309+ views
    ZENIT / Vatican ^ | November 23, 2005 | Benedict XVI
    Comment on Ephesians 1:3-10 "Main Verbs of This Canticle Lead Us Always to the Son" VATICAN CITY, NOV. 23, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience. He dedicated the address to comment on the canticle of the first chapter of the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians, verses 3-10. * * * 1. Every week the Liturgy of Vespers presents to the prayer of the Church the solemn opening hymn of the Letter to the Ephesians, the text just proclaimed. It belongs to the genre of the "berakot," that is,...
  • God's Love Revealed in Works in History, Says Pope (pix from weekly audience)

    11/16/2005 4:45:36 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 737+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 16, 2005
    Comments on Psalm 135(136):10-26 at Audience VATICAN CITY, NOV. 16, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI invited his listeners at the general audience to discover the love of God revealed in his works throughout history. Addressing 22,000 people gathered today in St. Peter's Square, the Pope developed the commentary he began last week on Psalm 135(136), a "Paschal hymn" of the Jewish people, which reviews God's action through the history of salvation. It is one of the biblical works that comprise the Liturgy of Vespers, the Church's evening prayer. "We run the danger that the memory of evil, of the evils suffered,...
  • Plan of Salvation Is First Fulfilled in the Son

    10/26/2005 9:28:17 PM PDT · by ELS · 7 replies · 342+ views
    ZENIT ^ | October 26, 2005 | Pope Benedict XVI
    Comment on Philippians 2:6-11"Plan of Salvation Is First Fulfilled in the Son"VATICAN CITY, OCT. 26, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today at the general audience, which he used to comment on a canticle in Chapter 2 of the Letter to the Philippians. * * * 1. Once again, following the course proposed by the Liturgy of Vespers with various psalms and canticles, we heard resound the amazing and essential hymn inserted by St. Paul in the Letter to the Philippians (2:6-11). In the past we already underlined that the text comprises a double...
  • CA: Select Hispanic audience questions Schwarzenegger on immigration (on Univision)

    10/25/2005 6:31:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 633+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/25/05 | Tom Chorneau - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday took his special election campaign before a hand-picked Hispanic audience that was more interested in asking him about amnesty and driver's licenses for illegal immigrants than his "year of reform" ballot measures. Schwarzenegger's appearance in the capital studio of Spanish-language television network Univision was another step in his attempt to connect with voters two weeks before they decide his proposals to change state government. He answered questions during a voter forum Monday night in Walnut Creek and has additional forums scheduled in Fresno and Los Angeles. Critics immediately assailed the Univision session...
  • A Canticle to Divine Mercy

    10/19/2005 5:14:17 PM PDT · by ELS · 9 replies · 342+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | October 19, 2005 | Benedict XVI
    Commentary on Psalm 129(130) "A Canticle to Divine Mercy" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 19, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience, which he dedicated to comment on Psalm 129(130). * * * 1. Just proclaimed was one of the best-known and loved psalms of the Christian tradition: the "De Profundis," so called by the way it begins in the Latin version. Together with the "Miserere," it has become one of the favorite penitential psalms of popular devotion. Beyond its funeral application, the text is above all a canticle to divine mercy and...
  • The Biblical Religion Is the Leaven of Justice and Solidarity

    10/12/2005 5:18:38 PM PDT · by ELS · 1 replies · 133+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | Octiber 12, 2005 | Benedict XVI
    Commentary on Psalm 121(122) "The Biblical Religion Is the Leaven of Justice and Solidarity" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 12, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today at the general audience, which he dedicated to comment on Psalm 121(122). * * * 1. The canticle we just heard and enjoyed as a prayer is one of the most beautiful and moving of the "songs of ascent." It is Psalm 121(122), a lively and participatory celebration in Jerusalem, the Holy City toward which the pilgrims ascend. In fact, immediately in the opening, two moments come together lived...
  • Two Different Religious Visions

    10/05/2005 5:20:57 PM PDT · by ELS · 6 replies · 264+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 5, 2005 | Benedict XVI
    Commentary on Second Part of Psalm 134(135) "Two Different Religious Visions" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today at the general audience, which he dedicated to comment on the second part of Psalm 134(135):13-21. * * * 1. Psalm 134, a song of paschal tone, is offered to us by the liturgy of Vespers in two distinct passages. We have just heard the second part (see verses 13-21), sealed by the alleluia, the exclamation of praise to the Lord which opened the psalm. After having commemorated in the first part...
  • Divine Love Becomes Concrete (Commentary on Psalm 134)

    09/29/2005 6:32:03 AM PDT · by ELS · 7 replies · 205+ views
    ZENIT ^ | September 28, 2005 | Pope Benedict XVI
    Code: ZE05092802 Date: 2005-09-28 Commentary on Psalm 134(135) "Divine Love Becomes Concrete" VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 28, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of Benedict XVI's address at today's general audience, which he dedicated to a reflection on Psalm 134(135):1-12. * * * 1. We have before us the first part of Psalm 134(135), a hymn of a liturgical nature, interlaced with allusions, reminiscences and references to other biblical texts. The liturgy, in fact, often constructs its text taking recourse to the great patrimony of the Bible, rich repertoire of topics and prayers that support the faithful's journey. We follow the...
  • Pope recalls WYD, prays event may inspire more vocations

    08/24/2005 2:01:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 523+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency.com ^ | 08-24-05 | CVA
    RELATED NEWS: “God has given us the perfect Pope,” says Spanish archbishop Argentine bishop: “Benedict XVI’s challenges attract and captivate young people” Archbishop of Havana: WYD unlike any other youth event Pope and youth stop to adore Christ in the Blessed Sacrament Pope recalls WYD, prays event may inspire more vocations Cologne, Aug. 24, 2005 (CNA) - Pope Benedict XVI recalled today the gathering of hundreds of thousands of young people from around the world in Cologne, Germany, for World Youth Day last week. “Young people from all cultures of the world gathered as pilgrims seeking Jesus Christ, whom...
  • B-grade Gipper (Hollywood audience cheers when Ronald Reagan is shot on screen)

    08/17/2005 7:29:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies · 1,569+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/17/05 | John McCaslin
    Inside the Beltway By John McCaslin August 17, 2005 B-grade Gipper We're here to report a rather bizarre, if not disturbing incident combining Hollywood and Washington, specifically this month's special film-industry screening of "The Killers," a 1964 movie starring Ronald Reagan in his final big-screen role. On hand in Hollywood for the Aug. 4 event was a prestigious crowd of actors, actresses, writers, reviewers, scholars, researchers and film preservationists -- including "L.A. Confidential" director Curtis Hanson -- that actually erupted in cheers when Mr. Reagan "the actor" was shot and killed. Absent the applause, it was already an eerie scene...
  • Ratings for Basic Cable Networks

    07/27/2005 8:46:01 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 11 replies · 618+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 7/27/2005 | Yahoo News/AP
    Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 18-24. Each ratings point represents 1,096,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses. 1. Auto Racing: Nextel Cup (Sunday, 1:29 p.m.), TNT, 4.7, 5.13 million homes. 2. "WWE Raw Zone" (Monday, 10 p.m.), Spike, 3.4, 3.76 million homes. 3. "The Closer" (Monday, 9 p.m.), TNT, 3.3, 3.64 million homes. 4. "Monk" (Friday, 10 p.m.), USA, 2.9, 3.21 million homes. 5. "WWE Raw" (Monday, 9 p.m.), Spike, 2.8, 3.02 million homes. 6. "Real World XVI" (Tuesday, 10 p.m.),...
  • Humbled NBC sees motivation in ratings slump ("last season like a colonic!")

    07/25/2005 8:00:11 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 68 replies · 4,653+ views
    REUTERS.COM ^ | JULY 26, 2005 | STEVE GORMAN
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Coming off their most bruising year in a decade, newly humbled NBC executives said on Sunday they see the upcoming TV season as a rebuilding phase and that ratings at the fourth-place network might continue to languish. NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said the losses suffered by the network last season -- its first in many years without long-running hits "Friends" and "Frasier" -- left executives at the once-mighty broadcaster "a little beat-up and stunned." But in unusually colorful, candid remarks to TV critics at NBC's annual summer presentation of new shows for the coming...
  • China: U.S Companies Confident Patience Will Pay Off

    07/20/2005 1:00:28 AM PDT · by Californiajones · 2 replies · 373+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 19, 2005 | Jonathan Landreth (contributors: Georg Szalai and Steve Brennan)
    BEIJING -- Legendary explorer Marco Polo's journey to China lasted 24 years. This is the kind of commitment that foreign media executives leading the way into China today say they will have to show their hosts if they are to succeed at making a business out of entertaining 1.3 billion Chinese. They continue their push into China with new partnerships and ventures taking shape on a regular basis, but the majors realize that it might be 20 or even 30 years before they can reap the full benefits of these exploratory ventures. Executives who are leading the way into China...
  • Hillary Tries to Best Dickey Durbin and Howie Dean - ("Queen of New York" screeching again!)

    07/12/2005 9:16:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 32 replies · 739+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JULY 13, 2005 | SHER ZIEVE
    In her best ''I’m-a-liberal-first-even-though-I’m-trying-to-fool-the-red-state-rednecks-that-I’m-not'' mode, Sen. Hillary Clinton tried to vanquish two of her colleagues on Monday. Although it will be very hard to come up with anything beyond the continuing ''Dean-Screams'' or Durbin’s ''I hate the military guards at Gitmo (but I’ll apologize so that I get away with it)'' songs, Hillary is still working on it. Speaking at the initial Aspen Ideas Festival (organized by the Aspen Institute--billed as a ''non-partisan'' think tank--which in Dem-speak means liberal or leftist), Sen. Clinton said of President Bush: ''I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington.'' I...
  • Drums of Valor, Ears of Tin - (Ft. Bragg military audience told "keep quiet"-"no applause!!)

    07/01/2005 12:10:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 912+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE.COM ^ | JUNE 29, 2005 | MIKE THOMPSON
    Imagine President Hillary Clinton orating about "The Joys of One Worldism" to the United Nations General Assembly, after the multicultural, multinational, multigrubbing delegates had been told by her aides to sit on their soft hands. Imagine President Abraham Lincoln orating about freedom to former slaves on the White House lawn, after they had been ordered by his aides to remain docile and absolutely quiet at all times. Imagine Prime Minister Winston Churchill orating about victory to bombed-out Londoners in Picadilly Circus, after they had been asked by his aides to stand mum. Imagine President Ronald Reagan orating about the rights...
  • An Exchange of Glances

    06/15/2005 3:21:10 PM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies · 233+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | June 15, 2005 | Pope Benedict XVI
    Commentary on Psalm 122(123) "An Exchange of Glances" VATICAN CITY, JUNE 15, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of Benedict XVI's address at today's general audience, which he dedicated to a reflection on Psalm 122(123). The audience was in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters: Unfortunately, you have suffered under the rain. Let's hope the weather will improve. 1. In a very incisive way, Jesus affirms in the Gospel that the eyes are an expressive symbol of the innermost self, a mirror of the soul (see Matthew 6:22-23). Well, Psalm 122(123), which was just proclaimed, is...
  • Gratitude to The Lord Who Frees Us From Fear of Death (Pope's general audience)

    05/25/2005 7:48:08 AM PDT · by ELS · 60 replies · 556+ views
    Vatican Information Service ^ | May 25, 2005 | Vatican Information Service
    GRATITUDE TO THE LORD WHO FREES US FROM FEAR OF DEATH VATICAN CITY, MAY 25, 2005 (VIS) - In his weekly general audience, which was held this morning in St. Peter's Square, the Pope spoke on Psalm 115, "Thanksgiving in the Temple." Benedict XVI pointed out to the 27,000 people present that this psalm is mentioned by St. Paul when he tells the Corinthians: "Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote 'I believed and so I spoke,' we too believe, and so we speak." The Pope referred to the spiritual harmony between the Apostle...
  • Terri Schiavo family thanks pope for support

    05/18/2005 6:01:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 156 replies · 1,814+ views
    Yahoo News - Reuters ^ | May 18, 2005 | Philip Pullella
    Terri Schiavo's parents on Wednesday thanked Pope Benedict for Vatican backing in their failed campaign to keep their brain-damaged daughter alive and gave him a framed picture of her."I can't even tell you how I felt," Terri's mother, Mary, told Reuters in an interview with other family members in St. Peter's Square just minutes after meeting the Pope."When I gave it to him he said: 'I know, I know about Terri' to me. I couldn't imagine the Holy Father saying to me 'I know, I know about Terri'. It was the most I could have ever, ever hoped for," she...
  • Benedict XVI's Address at 1st General Audience - "To Reflect on the Name I Have Chosen"

    04/28/2005 3:31:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 580+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 27, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 27, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today at his first general audience since being elected Pope. The audience was in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! I am happy to welcome you and cordially greet all of you here present, as well as those who are following us through radio and television. As I already expressed in my first meeting with the Lord Cardinals, precisely on Wednesday of last week in the Sistine Chapel, I am experiencing contrasting sentiments in my spirit these days at the...
  • CA: Governor to tout plans to friendly, invited audience

    04/26/2005 5:03:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 224+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 4/26/05 | Michael Fisher
    Just weeks after he shelved his plan to overhaul the state's public pension system, Gov. Schwarzenegger is expected to stump for his remaining reform measures Wednesday morning at an invitation-only town hall meeting at a Fontana steel plant. About 500 people, including some steel workers, will be on hand for Schwarzenegger's visit at the 950-employee California Steel Industries, said Brett Guge, the company's vice president of administration. "Our employees will be the primary ingredient of the audience but the governor's office has put together a list of area people that they are inviting," Guge said. "We're honored that the governor...
  • Day 6 of Pope Benedict XVI's Reign - Cracks Jokes With Countrymen, Visits St. Paul's

    04/25/2005 10:46:58 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies · 935+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/25/2005 | n/a
    Pope Benedict XVI holds a statue of the Virgin Mary with Child given to him as a gift during an audience with German pilgrims in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, April 25, 2005. Pope Benedict XVI, who is the first German pope in centuries, received a hero's welcome from his fellow countrymen who came to Rome to attend his installment Mass on Sunday.(AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) Pope Benedict XVI waves during an audience with German pilgrims in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, April 25, 2005. Pope Benedict XVI, who is the first German pope...
  • Clinton urges Drew audience to make a difference in the world

    04/13/2005 9:21:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 450+ views
    PhillyBurbs.com ^ | 4/13/05 | David Porter - AP
    MADISON, N.J. - Former President Bill Clinton urged a standing-room crowd at Drew University Wednesday night to take advantage of unprecedented opportunities to help create a world of integrated communities and fewer adversaries. His hourlong remarks touched frequently on the theme of shared responsibilities and benefits, both in domestic policy and on the world stage. Clinton pinpointed the explosion of citizen-run, non-governmental organizations as offering a unique opportunity at the dawn of the new century. "You can make a difference whether you agree with your government or not," he said. "You can do something, and you have hundreds of choices....
  • The Audience with Pope Paul VI

    06/23/2004 9:15:00 PM PDT · by ultima ratio · 18 replies · 221+ views
    sspx asia ^ | June 20, 1979 | Michael Davies
    So, the next day, Saturday, at quarter past ten, I went to Castelgandolfo, and there I really believe the Holy Angels had driven out the Vatican employees because I had come back there: there were two Swiss Guards at the entrance, and after that I encountered only Mgr X (not Mgr. Y: their names are very alike). Mgr. X, the Canadian, conducted me to the lift. Only the lift man was there, that is all, and I went up. The three of us went up to the first floor, and there, accompanied by Mgr. X, I went through all the...
  • VATICAN - POPE

    07/10/2002 5:58:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 92+ views
    Associated Press - direct feed | July 10, 2002
    CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) _ Pope John Paul II, looking feeble and having difficulty reading greetings to pilgrims, struggled through one of his shortest Wednesday general audiences, held for the first time in his papacy at his summer retreat in this hilltown outside of Rome. In past summers, while based in Castel Gandolfo, a lakeside town southeast of Rome, the pope would take a short ride by helicopter to return on Wednesdays to the Vatican to hold the audiences, which are popular with tourists. But with the 82-year-old pontiff increasingly frail, he has apparently decided against making the weekly trips...