Tag Archives: NBC

One Million Moms Vs One Big Happy

Just in via email: NBC has launched another program attempting to redefine what makes a family. “One Big Happy” is described as a show about best friends Lizzy and Luke who are like family. As kids, they saw each other’s parents go through divorce and have ever since formed an inseparable bond. Now, all grown up and still single, they’ve …

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Record High Marriage Poll: 59% Say Yes

From a just-released NBC/WSJ poll: In the new survey released Monday, 59 percent of Americans said that they favor same-sex marriages while just 33 percent said they oppose them. The numbers have shifted dramatically in the past decade. In 2004, only 30 percent of Americans said they supported same-sex marriage, while 62 percent disagreed. Half of those polled at the …

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Announcer Don Pardo Dies At Age 96

Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo has died at the age of 96. Pardo died peacefully at his home in Tucson, Arizona, where he moved after retiring from SNL in 2006, said his daughter, Dona Pardo. Creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels asked him to continue with the show, and for many weeks he recorded his introductions from his Tucson …

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Queer Nation Protests At Today Show

Yesterday several of you emailed me to wonder what they’d just seen over the shoulders of Today Show hosts Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Queer Nation activist Duncan Osborne explains: “We walked in from 49th and 6th because they had the small crowd on the little plaza and the 49th St. side of the plate glass windows was unobstructed. …

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Brian Williams – Rapper’s Delight

Best one of these I’ve ever seen.

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NBC Edits Out IOC Anti-Discrimination Statement From Opening Ceremony

Deadspin has what may be the biggest scoop of last night’s opening ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics, noting that NBC edited out IOC president Thomas Bach making a “strong statement against ‘any form of discrimination’ and in favor of tolerance.” Everybody else in the world heard Bach’s statement, but Americans did not.  Below is the edited-out portion of the speech. …

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Jay Leno Says Goodbye

The Tea Party won’t like this part: “People say to me, ‘Why didn’t you go to ABC, to Fox?’ I don’t know anybody over there. These are the only people I have ever known. I’m also proud to say, this is a union show. And I have never worked with a more professional group of people in my life. They …

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NEW YORK CITY: Queer Nation Heckles NBC’s Matt Lauer And Brian Boitano

Via their Facebook page: “Queer Nation NY paid a visit to NBC News Today Show studio in Rockefeller plaza this morning to say hi to Matt Lauer. Our message: Human Rights Are Not A Game! Putin’s Lies Kill!” More photos are at the link. And from last night, via press release: Two members of Queer Nation confronted three-time Olympian Brian …

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Bob Costas: NBC Won’t Ignore Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws During Olympics Coverage

NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas yesterday vowed that his network will not ignore Russia’s anti-gay laws during their coverage of the Sochi Olympics. “If Putin doesn’t drag his butt into the studio, then we’ll talk about it without him,” Costas said during an Olympics press preview. “But if he shows up, we’d rather talk to him. Wouldn’t you rather hear …

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TODAY: Queer Nation To Protest At NBC

Queer Nation will today crash the holiday party for NBC staffers at a hotel in downtown New York City. They write: This is the not at all inspiring tale of the International Olympic Committee and eleven of the top Olympic sponsors’ Road to Sochi. This coalition of some of the biggest mega-corporations on Earth dutifully and unfortunately followed the lead …

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HomoQuotable – Nancy Goldstein

“NBC has been dodging attempts from activists to hold them accountable since the laws were enacted. A letter from the gay lobbying group Human Rights Campaign’s president asking NBC to include news of Russia’s human-rights violations alongside their standard Olympics coverage elicited a mealy-mouthed response from the network, which said it would ‘provide coverage of Russia’s anti-gay laws if the …

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NBC Backs Johnny Weir’s Apology

Earlier today I posted Johnny Weir’s apology for calling Queer Nation activists “idiots.”  NBC has now issued a short statement about the flap. Via Deadline: “We’re supportive of Johnny’s apology for his choice of words last night in an emotional setting. As we’ve previously stated, NBC will cover all newsworthy issues as they are relevant to the Games, including the …

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Carrie Underwood – The Sound Of Music

Newsday reports on The Sound of Music Live!, which airs on Thursday at 8PM. NBC has a lot riding on this one. The production boasts two directors (Broadway vet Rob Ashford, who worked with the cast on character, and Beth McCarthy-Miller, who has helmed live shows including “Saturday Night Live”) — six lavish sets (Alps, abbey, and so on, constructed …

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Johnny Weir: Gay Activists Are Idiots

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: Former Olympic skater Johnny Weir was picketed by Queer Nation outside his talk at Barnard College December 2 for his position that “the Olympics are not the place to make a political statement” about Russia’s anti-gay laws and “you have to respect the culture of a country you are visiting.” During his talk …

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HomoQuotable – Ken Kidd

“Johnny Weir is an insufferable, entitled twit, to say the least. Fine. But he’s NBC’s Token Olympic Gay, and many people’s only perceived authority on Putin’s Russia. So when he starts peppering his NBC color commentary with lies, gently but confidently faux-explaining how ‘it’s really not so bad over there’ and ‘what a shame’ that a small number of troublemakers …

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Breitbart Headline Of The Day

Palin is really milking this one.

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Palin PAC Writes To MSNBC: Why Haven’t You Disciplined Martin Bashir?

“We would now like to know what disciplinary measures you are taking about Martin Bashir’s appalling statement on his MSNBC show last Friday that someone should defecate and/or urinate in Governor Palin’s mouth because she used the word ‘slavery’ to describe the burden the federal debt will have on future generations of Americans. You fired Don Imus for offensive language …

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One Million Moms Vs Dracula

Via email from One Million Moms: Dear Joe, Warning! NBC’s “Dracula” season premiere is set to air this Friday, October 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT with a TV-14 rating. The gory series will air on weekends when children and teens potentially stay up later. As another program to warp the minds of our youth, it will likely give …

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Olympian Johnny Weir Retires, Hired To Be Figure Skating Commentator At Sochi

NBC reports: Two-time Olympic figure skater and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir is hanging up the skates and picking up the mic. Weir is retiring from competition and joining NBC Olympics as a figure skating analyst for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, he announced on TODAY Wednesday. The skating star, who is openly gay and married to a Russian …

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Activists To Protest NBC On Saturday

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