At a press conference earlier today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced public schools will continue be closed on Thursday and Friday, but will “hopefully” be open again on Monday of next week.
“Schools will remain closed for students tomorrow and Friday,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “However, on Friday we ask all teachers, administrators and school staff to report to work. Friday, Chancellor Walcott and the Department of Education will have lots of things to do to get ready for next week.”
Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street’s articulate champion of the Nu-New Left, Jesse LaGreca, finally made it to air this Sunday when he was invited on ABC’s This Week with Christiane Amanpour. Watch the Daily Kos writer made famous by his un-aired Fox News interview hold his own against the likes of George Will and Peggy Noonan. We’ve also transcribed Mr. LaGreca’s segment below for those of you at work without headphones.
In the end, perhaps somewhat predictably, David Westin went with the biggest star.
Today, Mr. Westin, the president of ABC News, officially announced that the network had hired Christiane Amanpour as the new anchor of the Sunday public affairs program, This Week.
The high-profile D.C. gig has been vacant since the fall when George Stephanopoulos replaced Read More
In keeping with its decision to have George Stephanopoulos co-host a program that barely interests him, ABC has reportedly offered his old gig at This Week to CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour, who wants to make the Beltway staple less about Washington politics.
According to FishbowlDC, Ms. Amanpour has told colleagues that Read More
George Stephanopoulos had a Heineken with Steven Colbert last night, and talked about his new gig at Good Morning America, which requires him to not only rouse himself at 3:45 every morning, but sit through soft-focus segments on, say, the best online coupons.
Mr. Colbert posited a theory about why the Read More
NBC is currently exploring the possibility of leasing out part of its longtime headquarters in Washington, D.C., to an outside organization, according to sources familiar with the situation.
One possible partner? American University.
The longtime home of NBC News, MSNBC, and WRC-TV Channel 4—NBC’s owned and operated station in D.C.—is located on Read More
According to an ABC press release, this past Sunday, January 11, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos pulled off a narrow upset victory over NBC’s Meet the Press.
Mr. Stephanopolous’ show, which featured an extensive interview with President Elect Barack Obama, pulled in 4.34 million viewers while Mr. Gregory’s show Read More
Since he was chosen to fill out the Democratic ticket back in August, Joe Biden has maintained that he doesn’t want the expansive authority and high profile that Dick Cheney carved out for himself as vice president.
It certainly made for good campaign rhetoric – it never hurts to tell voters that you’re very different Read More
Like the sun rising in the east and the L.A. Clippers losing more games than they win, you can count on the losing candidate in any election talking about putting the nastiness of the campaign in the past and giving the winner a chance to succeed.
In that sense, John McCain’s comments in an extended Read More
This morning, writing on his blog for ABC News, George Stephanopoulos offered some advice to his new rival on Sunday mornings, David Gregory, whom NBC News just named as the new moderator of Meet the Press.
Under the heading, "Ten Things David Gregory Needs to Know," Mr. Stephanopoulos, the moderator of ABC’s This Week, offered Read More