ABC Obama/Boehner Speech 2.4/7 8.42
FOX Obama/Boehner Speech 1.9/5 4.36
CBS Obama/Boehner Speech 1.2/3 4.94
NBC Obama/Boehner Speech 1.3/4 5.19
Today's Headlines: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
LIE: U.S. will not default on Aug. 2.
EDITORIAL: Hijacking Reagan
Terror in Norway
Norway attacker claims did not act alone
Anders Behring Breivik, has pleaded not guilty to a bomb in downtown Oslo and a shooting spree at a summer camp...
Norway Shooter Uses Facebook To Share Manifesto (AllFacebook)
For HLN, Amy Winehouse Was The Big Story Monday (TVNewser)
James Franco is returning to "General Hospital" press release: IN CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND MUSICAL LEGACY OF AMY WINEHOUSE
MTV TO AIR SPECIAL ENCORE 2007 CONCERT PERFORMANCE ON WEDNESDAY,
JULY 27thAT 6:30 PM ET / PT
SPECIAL FEATURES RARE U.S. INTIMATE TV PERFORMANCE
FROM THE MTV MUSIC SERIES, “45th AT NIGHT”
NEW YORK, NY (July 26, 2011) – To celebrate the life and musical legacy of Amy Winehouse, MTV is set to air a special dedicated to the soulful singer and her fans this Wednesday, July 27th at 6:30 PM ET / PT. Originally filmed in April 2007, this intimate performance features an introspective Winehouse standing on the verge of superstardom during a rare U.S. television appearance as she graced the MTV studio stage for the first time as part of the music series, “45th at Night.” This performance gives fans a look at the awe inspiring talent and soul of Amy Winehouse at the onset of her career as the world just began to realize the depth and power of her voice, sound, and musical genius
Elvis Heineken Commercial & Sweepstakes
A new TV commercial for Heineken features music from the King of Rock 'n' Roll! The ad, now airing in Ireland, features the song "Bossa Nova Baby" from "Viva ELVIS - The Album." Heineken fans and music lovers can get a sneak peek by ‘Shazaming’ the song when they hear the re-mix track played on the radio. Elvis fans in Ireland who Shazam the music from the ad on TV will be entered to win a trip to Graceland!
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ACTRESS KALEY CUOCO TO HOST “TEEN CHOICE 2011”
AIRING SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, LIVE ON FOVote for Your Favorite Nominees Online at www.teenchoiceawards.com
Until Friday, August 5
Actress Kaley Cuoco is set to host TEEN CHOICE 2011, airing LIVE Sunday, Aug. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Additionally, pop group OneRepublic and teen sensations Selena Gomez & the Scene are set to perform at the 13th annual awards ceremony.
TEEN CHOICE 2011 also announced the nominees for its final voting category of the summer:
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – July 25, 2011 – NBC announced today that three of the world’s largest retailers, Macy’s, H&M and Saks Fifth Avenue, have signed on to play an integral role on “Fashion Star,” the new mid-season reality competition series hosted by Elle Macpherson with celebrity mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos.
In addition, NBC revealed that Caprice Willard (Macy’s), Nicole Christie (H&M) and Terron E. Schaefer (Saks Fifth Avenue) will be the featured buyers in the series that will be purchasing fashions each week and spotlight them in their respective stores. The fashions will be available for purchase immediately after each episode.
Elvis Presley to Become a Comic Book Hero
The King of Rock 'n' Roll's love of superheroes and comic books is being explored in "Graphic Elvis," an illustrated anthology of original artwork inspired by the music and personal writings of Elvis Presley! The illustrated, oversized coffee-table book will be available in stores in April 2012, followed by an iPad edition planned for release in mid-2012. A hardcover collectors edition is now available for pre-order.
* * * EDITOR'S NOTE: Tim O'Brien: this was an example of the blogosphere pushing the release of information on this story. This site crashed several times in the afternoon and evening. And Facebook drove much of the traffic to this site as well. Most came from simple two word searches on Google and Yahoo. A note to my fellow old time media folk, and I am one, but I changed with the times. This site is proof of this. Do not be afraid and ignore all the info from internet sources. Many of us who worked our entire lives for the tried and true media outlets, now work for the sites and direct traffic and report. It's easy to say it isn't factual but that is our job to find out. Hear a rumor (and there are always many), go and find out if they have merit. And respect the sources. It still is about being first with the info (it always will) and factual, but truth is, most stories when happening live are NEVER accurate. Just look at JFK assassination, balloon boy, shuttle disaster and war. They are fluid as new information comes in. We must report and not hold back. It will ruin the business I know and love.
2 area detasselers die 7.25.11 - UPDATE: Sad to report, but names released tonight: 2 pronounced dead at CGH were from Sterling. They are Jade Garza and Hannah Kendall, both 14. Another victim is at CGH, while still another is at St. Anthony's, Rockford.
ROCK FALLS, IL - It's summer in the Midwest and it is common site. That site is detasseling and a great way for school kids to make good money while on break.
With that comes a way to get a tan, work with friends, but, at times, reality hits and the danger of doing this work strikes.
As it did near here in Tampico, a small village in Whiteside County. On Monday (July 25), 2 were electrocuted and died after getting shocked when they made contact with a farm irrigator. It had rained over the weekend pretty hard in Whiteside County, and thus, standing water filled many area fields when they came to work today (July 25). Two others also came in contact, but are not reported to have died. In all 72 workers filled this field today. Meanwhile, it has also been said that in some cases, the detasseling work is behind schedule.
As of now, eight are injured as a result of this accident. The location of the field is Luther Road south of Starr Road, near Tampico.
Some of the detasselers were taken to the Rock Falls Fire Department for evaluation while and then area hospitals. One was flown to Rockford.
More information has the detasselers as students from Morrison, Sterling and Rock Falls high schools.
NOTE: Counselors will also be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sterling High School library, at Rock Falls High School and at Morrison High School.
OSHA is investigated. Due to the age of the workers killed, names will not be released. They were working for Monsanto.
* In a related note, a detasseler went missing during one of the heat-filled days and has not been seen since. He was last seen during a water break. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/blog/12443#ixzz1TAPXHJrf
Daily Tracker: Rasmussen:
New Low: 6% Think Congress Is Doing A Good or Excellent Job
80% Think Any Budget Surplus Should Go To Paying Down the Debt