In this July 3, 1963 file photo, U.S. President John F. Kennedy stands at the lectern behind a production slate board during a television taping at the White House. (AP Photo) by Frazier Moore AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a measure of how long ago President John F. Kennedy died that, at the time, television was described as a young medium. With the shooting in Dallas, TV grew up. Coverage that November weekend 50 years ago signaled, at last, that television could fulfill its grand promise. It could be “more than wires and lights in a box,” in the words of newsman Edward R. Murrow, and not just the “vast wasteland” that Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton Minow had branded it just two years before.
Lee Thornton (Courtesy of the University of Maryland) (NNPA)–Lee Thornton, a former CNN and CBS correspondent and the interim dean for the University of Maryland’s journalism school, died Sept. 25 after a brief illness. She was 71.
NEKESA MUMBI MOODY NEW YORK (AP)—Nekesa Mumbi Moody, the AP’s music editor for the last 12 years, has been named the news agency’s global entertainment and lifestyles editor.
President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder at the 32nd annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service, May 15, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington, honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) by Ruben Navarrette (CNN) — “Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. … My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use.” — President Barack Obama, memo to heads of executive departments and agencies, 2009
BENJAMIN TODD JEALOUS (Real Times News Service)–The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and its CEO and president Benjamin Todd Jealous are voicing their concern over a report of a “Dark Skinned Male” that it deemed irresponsible, reckless, and counterproductive