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Brian Williams No Longer the Most Trusted in America: Currie

By Roger Currie

We’ve come a long way from the days when Walter Cronkite was “the most trusted man in America.”

Uncle Walter was anchor of the “CBS Evening News” for almost 20 years, and he consistently topped the polls on the question of trust. He was there to guide TV viewers through so many huge events — the triumph of Neil Armstrong making that “giant leap for mankind” on the surface of the moon, the tragic death of a President on the streets of Dallas, and the resignation of another because of the scandal known as Watergate. There was never any question that Cronkite spoke the truth, or at least the best available version of it.

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Blind Churchill Sled Dog on NBC’s “Today Show”

As part of NBC’s Olympic coverage, the U.S. network travelled across the country to find stories from various Canadian provinces. One of those stories comes from Churchill, Manitoba and features the life of northern sled dogs — particularly, Isobel, a blind Siberian husky-malamute cross we told you about earlier this month.

The segment aired Thursday morning on “The Today Show.”

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Last week, NBC highlighted Winnipeg-based Frontiers North Adventures.

Manitoba Business Part of NBC’s Olympic Coverage

The phone hasn’t stopped ringing at Winnipeg-based Frontiers North Adventures after being featured on NBC Monday night.

The Manitoba tour operator was part of the network’s Winter Olympic coverage highlighting Frontiers North’s Tundra Buggy Adventure in Churchill.

Over 20 million viewers watched the U.S. television network’s Olympic coverage Monday night, driving thousands of people to Frontiers North’s websites after the segment showcased the company and the non-profit organization, Polar Bears International (PBI).

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“There was so much traffic to frontiersnorth.com and tundrabuggy.com from the United States and Canada that our web servers crashed for a short period of time,” said Jaime Dzikowski, Marketing Manager of Frontiers North Adventures. “Our Adventure Planners are also very busy … with new inquiries for our Tundra Buggy adventures.”

NBC sportscaster Mary Carillo made the trek to Churchill this past autumn for her story, which touched on the plight of the polar bear. The first video segment aired Monday night and a second Churchill installment is scheduled for Thursday, which is expected to highlight Isobel, a blind Siberian husky-malamute cross snow dog.

Jimmy Fallon: The First Rule of Fight Club …

The University of Manitoba received some international exposure Tuesday night — even if it only related to that recent fight club situation.

Jimmy Fallon touched briefly on the story in his opening “Late Night” monologue.

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Jay Leno’s New Show to Premiere September 14

Jay Leno’s New Show to Premiere September 14

Jay LenoOne day after new “Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien took over, NBC announced details of Jay Leno‘s new gig.

“The Jay Leno Show” will take to the airwaves weeknights at 10 p.m. Eastern beginning Monday, September 14.

Meanwhile, I took advantage of the idea that old “Tonight Show” memorabilia may one day be worth something. On Friday I placed an order with NBC and my shipment arrived yesterday. Take a look.

Jerry Seinfeld Back On NBC with Comedy Series

Jerry Seinfeld Back On NBC with Comedy Series

Jerry SeinfeldWhat’s the deal with Jerry Seinfeld coming back to NBC?

The comedian will play role the of producer this time behind the camera in a reality series about marriage.

The series, called “The Married Ref.”, will showcase a real-life couple involved in a marital spat. A team of celebrities will provide commentary and a celebrity referee, who has yet to be determined, will give the final verdict on who is right and wrong.

It sounds like The People’s Court meets comedy.

There’s no word on whether Seinfeld will make the occasional appearance on air. There’s also no time frame for when the show starts, but producers are shooting for next season.

via The Associated Press

Last “Late Night” Show For Conan O’Brien

Last “Late Night” Show For Conan O’Brien

Conan O'Brien

Conan O’Brien officially steps down as the host of “Late Night” tonight.

As previously announced, O’Brien will be taking over “The Tonight Show” hosting duties on June 1, 2009 and Jay Leno’s last “Tonight Show” telecast will air Friday, May 29, 2009.

Jimmy Fallon will take over Conan’s old show beginning Monday, March 2.

“Late Night with Conan O’Brien” will air for the last time tonight at 12:35 a.m. EST/11:35 p.m. CST on NBC.

“The Office” Heads to Winnipeg

“The Office” Heads to Winnipeg

The hit NBC comedy “The Office” is coming to Winnipeg… sort of.

In an episode that will air on November 13, Steve Carell — playing the office manager of Michael Scott — takes a business trip to Manitoba’s capital.

“It seemed like Montreal was maybe too exotic and Vancouver also a little maybe too conventionally sexy, and Winnipeg seemed to strike the right balance between exotic and obscure,” Brent Forrester, one of the show’s writers, told CBC News in an interview from Los Angeles.

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“The Office” airs every Thursday night on NBC.