On Tuesday morning, Steve Kroft stood on the second floor of the W hotel on Lexington Avenue and poured himself a cup of coffee. A man walked by, recognized the 60 Minutes correspondent, and paused to congratulate him on a recent story from Pakistan. “That was really ballsy going in that cave,” said the Read More
Last night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the host did a segment about President-elect Obama’s Lincoln-esque ‘Team of Rivals’ (good topic!), in which he stitched together footage of pundits commenting on the prospect of a Hillary Clinton cabinet appointment.
One of the clips was of ABC News’ Sam Donaldson saying, "It’s Read More
Today, Michael Calderone of Politico writes about Brit Hume’s swan song at Fox News. After the election, Mr. Hume, who joined the cable news network during its fledgling days back in 1996, will be significantly cutting back his duties, which currently include anchoring Special Report at 6 p.m., anchoring big political night coverage, and Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C.—"Sometimes the end comes like a thief in the night," said Sam Donaldson.
Mr. Donaldson was standing on a stage at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., yesterday morning, quoting the Bible. Like the hundred or so mourners who had gathered in the large auditorium, Mr. Donaldson was struggling to make sense of the sudden Read More
Sam Donaldson is long gone from the White House beat, but as he watched President George W. Bush’s prime-time press conference on Thursday, March 6, the wild-browed shouter they nicknamed “Leather Lungs” itched. Mr. Donaldson-who, for all his booming caricature, didn’t hesitate to ask Ronald Reagan about Iran-contra or Bill Clinton about Juanita Broaddrick-winced as Read More
Even removed from television, Sam Donaldson still seems a little bonkers.
Partly it’s his look: those bushy, angular eyebrows, bent upward like a jack-o’-lantern’s; those halfback shoulders and spindly arms; that swirly chestnut … mane. Partly it’s his manic body tics-the jerky shoulder shrugs, the flailing hands that chop-chop-chop down on each articulated point, like Read More
LOS ANGELES–Well, he couldn’t just go out on stage at the Staples Center, strap on some goggles and smash an ashtray with a hammer, like he did so charmingly on the Late Show with David Letterman in 1993. As Al Gore readied for the television speech of his life–his Thursday, Aug. 17, acceptance speech at Read More
Where will the year 2000 experts be on New Year’s Eve? Will they be hiding or preening, gloating or eating crow?
Since 1996, when an analyst from the Gartner Group Inc. issued a report describing a massive year 2000 computer problem that could cost $300 billion to $600 billion, a small group of information technology Read More
Early in The War Room , D.A. Pennebaker’s behind-the-scenes documentary of Bill Clinton’s 1992 Presidential campaign, a mop-headed George Stephanopoulos appears on screen, sitting on the set of ABC’s This Week With David Brinkley . The campaign was on the verge of a meltdown-Gennifer Flowers had gone public with her story of a 12-year affair Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C.-About 75 Beltway players gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on the evening of Feb. 2. The journalists and lawyers were there to toast White House special counsel Lanny Davis. As the dismay over the Monica Lewinsky allegations was giving way to the realization that the President just might dodge the Read More