A REALLY Great Moment in Journalism: NBC Reporter Anne Thompson Chats with Pope, Asks Him to Bless Medal

If memory serves, Anne Thompson also did the readings at one of the pope’s daily Masses shortly after his election. Now, she unabashedly pops up on national television receiving a papal blessing. Some women who appear on NBC channels wear tampon earrings. Some wear holy medals. Go figure. From the NBC Nightly News: Visit NBCNews.com [Read More...]

Great Moments in Journalism: MSNBC Host Wears Tampon Earrings

Details:  On her MSNBC show Sunday, Melissa Harris-Perry introduced a new type of jewelry inspired by the recent protests at the Texas Capitol. Tampon earrings. “My producer Lorena made for me, last week, some tampon earrings,” Harris-Perry said as she inserted them into her pierced ears. “Because, of course, you’ll remember the Texas state legislature [Read More...]

“The Bible” Sequel Coming to NBC

From the New York Times:  In an indication of the shifting center of power in television, a broadcast network, NBC, has stepped up to buy the sequel to a hit cable mini-series, “The Bible,” which appeared on the History Channel. The follow-up series, “A.D.: Beyond the Bible,” will trace the early history of Christianity and [Read More...]

Great Moments in Journalism: Wherein Bob Schieffer Learns a Thing or Two About Gay Marriage

This comes via Da Tech Guy on DaRadio:  There was a moment during Sunday’s victory lap on the News shows for gay marriage and its media allies who support it that was very telling. Bob Schieffer the oldest and fairest (and that’s not saying much) of the Sunday Morning Hosts in the MSM had just [Read More...]

Newark Shuts Down Publication of Archdiocesan Newspaper

Another voice falls silent. Details, from a statement released last week: Dear Readers, The June 19, 2013 edition of The Catholic Advocate is the last one that you will receive in the mail or pick up at the back of the church after Mass. For a number of years now, we have struggled to manage [Read More...]

A New Trend for “Unplugged” Weddings

From the New York Times: The attendant was stationed at the front door of my friend Michael’s wedding. “The ceremony is in the chapel,” she said to the arriving guests. “The ragtime band will be playing in the courtyard. The mini-cheeseburgers and lobster rolls will be served under the tent. “Now, would you please hand [Read More...]

More Radio Daze

What’s on your reading list this summer? I’m scheduled to talk about that Friday morning around 6:35 a.m. ET (yawn) on the Son Rise Morning Show. As I discovered during my days at CBS News Radio: the big drawback about morning drive radio is that it happens, unfortunately, in the morning…very early in the morning… [Read more...]

Great Moments in Journalism: How the AP Reported Corpus Christi

From Venezuela, we learn this fascinating tidbit:  The descendants of African slaves donned masks and bright red costumes as they danced through the streets of this small Venezuelan town on Thursday for its annual commemoration of Corpus Cristi. [sic] Young men beat drums and shook maracas as the “devils” paraded through the streets and people [Read More...]

To life: Publix salutes moms—and the unborn

Below, a Mother’s Day ad from Publix supermarkets that carries not only a great message for mothers, but a great message for life.  Read about it here.  But  watch it below. [Read more...]

In a daring advertising move, JC Penney admits: we screwed up

Details:  JCPenney lost nearly a third of its customers in 2012. Now, in an unprecedented move, the company is admitting it totally screwed up. JCPenney’s latest ad acknowledges the missteps the company has made in the past year. “It’s no secret. Recently JCPenney changed,” the company says in the new ad uploaded to its YouTube channel. “Some changes you liked, and some you didn’t. [Read More...]