Cardinal Dolan named one of the 100 most influential people in the world

Details from TIME magazine: With his crimson cassock, wide grin and rotund good cheer, Timothy Dolan, 62, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, seems a figure out of the age of the old movies Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary’s — a warm prelate who leads his flock more by charm than fiat. [Read More…]

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“A reporter’s job is such a joy!”

That’s Mike Wallace, getting the last word (as he should) in this superbly produced piece from yesterday’s “Face the Nation.”  Kudos to editor Warren Lustig and Morley Safer for capturing the man so perfectly. [Read more…]

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True, so true

In remembrance of Mike Wallace, this inspired 1981 New Yorker cartoon by Charles Barsotti says it all. [Read more…]

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RIP, Mike Wallace — UPDATED

“All of us at CBS News and particularly at ’60 Minutes’ owe so much to Mike. Without him and his iconic style, there probably wouldn’t be a ’60 Minutes.’ There simply hasn’t been another broadcast journalist with that much talent. It almost didn’t matter what stories he was covering, you just wanted to hear what [Read More…]

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UPDATE: NBC fires producer over editing of 911 tape

From the New York Times: NBC News has fired a producer who was involved in the production of a misleading segment about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. The person was fired on Thursday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the disciplinary action who declined to be identified discussing internal company matters. They [Read More…]

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Epic fail: NBC and the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin story

The mind boggles: NBC told this blog today that it would investigate its handling of a piece on the “Today” show that ham-handedly abridged the conversation between George Zimmerman and a dispatcher in the moments before the death of Trayvon Martin. A statement from NBC: “We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process [Read More…]

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“You’ve Got Holy Week”: Cardinal Dolan’s message on AOL

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Think your parish doesn’t need an app? Think again

The digital world is changing — and fast: For a while now, tech pundits have talked about mobile as the future of computing.  Many non-tech-pundits have responded with skepticism.  Sure, there are a lot of people with iPhones.  But the best web browsing experience is with a desktop computer, right?  And besides, why should we [Read More…]

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Coming soon: a new game show called “The American Bible Challenge”

And the host is none other than Jeff Foxworthy: For one hour, Foxworthy will grill contestants on their knowledge of the Bible, GSN — which once stood for Game Show Network — told advertisers Wednesday morning in Manhattan. GSN said the questions will be “designed to acknowledge and celebrate the Bible’s continuing importance in contemporary life [Read More…]

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Catholic radio spreading

And no place is it more prominent than in California: Thanks largely to the fundraising efforts of Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers, San Diego this week became the 26th city in the U.S. to turn on Immaculate Heart Radio. Together with San Francisco 1260 AM and Sacramento 1620 AM, this leaves LA as the only major California city [Read More…]

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