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PETER FUNT — Brian Williams earns his way back

Television’s most elegant and articulate anchor, who shepherds what is arguably the nation’s most informative nightly news program, continues to toil in relative obscurity. It’s not that viewership for Brian Williams’s 11 p.m. ET program on MSNBC is tiny; it reaches nearly two million people on an average night. It’s that the broadcast from which Williams was exiled four years ...

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Hyde-Smith open to debate in potential Mississippi runoff

A Mississippi Republican appointed to the U.S. Senate says she would not mind debating a Democratic challenger if they get into a runoff for the special election. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith told The Greenwood Commonwealth on Wednesday that she thinks Mike Espy “would be very civil.” Republican Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Hyde-Smith to temporarily succeed Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, who resigned ...

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Brokaw to deliver Ole Miss commencement address

NBC’s Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw returns to Oxford, Mississippi, to deliver the 163rd Ole Miss commencement address. Brokaw, the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: “Today,” ”Nightly News” and “Meet the Press,” will speak to graduating students at 9 a.m. on May 14 in the Grove. WMC-TV reports Brokaw also served as a guest lecturer ...

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Heartland Media, MSouth Equity buying Tupelo TV station

TUPELO — Heartland Media, LLC and MSouth Equity Partners have agreed to acquire the assets of television station WTVA, the NBC and ABC affiliate in Tupelo, from WTVA Inc. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition will expand Heartland’s holdings to five stations. Other stations are located in Utica, New York, and Eugene, Medford, and Klamath Falls, Oregon. All are ABC ...

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One family may end up owning all four network television affiliates in the Greenwood-Greenville market

GREENWOOD — One family may end up owning all four network television affiliates in the Greenwood-Greenville market. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that WXVT-Channel 15, a CBS affiliate, is in the process of being sold for $2.65 million by Saga Broadcasting to a company controlled by Charles Harker’s three children. The Californian already owns the ABC, NBC and Fox stations — ...

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Agency advertising bill ‘ill-conceived’

A bill that cleared the committee in the Senate and awaits action on the floor has caught the attention of advertising and media outlets. Senate Bill 2736 would prohibit state agencies from spending funds appropriated from the state’s general fund on radio and television advertisements that promote programs and initiatives, unless there is a bidding process involved. “It’s got a ...

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Biggest Loser’s Patrick House partners with WellnessPlus

WellnessPlus, a subsidiary of BankPlus, has entered into a partnership with Mississippi native Patrick House, winner of season 10 of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” House will serve as spokesperson in WellnessPlus webinars as well as educate the employees of WellnessPlus client companies on the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits. After winning “The Biggest Loser,” House decided to return ...

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Biggest Loser's Patrick House partners with WellnessPlus

WellnessPlus, a subsidiary of BankPlus, has entered into a partnership with Mississippi native Patrick House, winner of season 10 of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” House will serve as spokesperson in WellnessPlus webinars as well as educate the employees of WellnessPlus client companies on the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits. After winning “The Biggest Loser,” House decided to return ...

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