Mike Memoli and Carol Lee will join the NBC News White House team as correspondents, as part of a series of assignments announced on Monday by the network’s VP and Washington bureau chief Ken Strickland. The network announced a series of new beats last month, with Kristen Welker joining Peter Alexander as chief White House correspondents. Other changes: Leigh Ann Caldwell and Garrett Haake take on the roles of Capitol Hill correspondents, joining Kasie Hunt. Josh Lederman will be NBC News correspondent reporting on climate policy across the Biden Administration, focusing on one of the president’s key priorities. Heidi Przybyla will focus her reporting on the federal response to Covid-19 and the vaccine rollout. Ali Vitali will take on the role of political correspondent, and Vaughn Hillyard will serve as political reporter covering politics across the country. Two 2020 embeds also have new duties: Marianna Sotomayor is now a Capitol Hill reporter, and Deepa Shivaram, who … [Read more...] about NBC News Announces Additional D.C. Reporting And Beat Assignments
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EXCLUSIVE : While 2020 was most everyone’s worst year, you’d be hard pressed to find a filmmaker who got more done than Spike Lee . He’s in the middle of the awards season race with his superb Netflix drama Da 5 Bloods; got raves for the virtual Toronto Film Fest and HBO premieres of American Utopia , based on the live Broadway show by former Talking Heads front man David Byrne; and generated the short films New York, New York and 3 Brothers , the latter of which played on CNN and drew connective tissue between the police custody deaths of George Floyd, Eric Garner and Radio Raheem, latter a fictional character from Lee’s 1989 film Do The Right Thing . Here he reflects on 2021 and the year ahead. DEADLINE: Aside from the Groundhog Day reality most of us are living as we await Covid vaccine distribution, how are you doing? Related Story Remembering Chadwick Boseman: Colleagues Reflect As His Final Performances Generate Oscar Talk SPIKE LEE : … [Read more...] about ‘Da 5 Blood’s Spike Lee On Covid Vaccine, Trump Impeach Trial, Heading 2021 Cannes Jury & What’s Needed To Keep Film Inclusion Wave From Crashing
When astronaut Tracy Stevens (Sarah Jones) lands on the moon midway through the second season of the Apple TV+ sci-fi drama For All Mankind , she is the biggest celebrity NASA has — a regular Tonight Show guest at a moment when Johnny Carson’s couch is still the center of the pop-cultural universe, her face (and her Meg Ryan-esque shag hairstyle) on billboards all over planet Earth. By the time she makes her first trip to the lunar surface, though, she discovers that space is no longer a glamorous frontier; it’s just another job, where she’s essentially a truck driver ferrying crew members and supplies to and from lunar orbit. The monotony of it all wears her down… until, after a while, she starts to find joy in the grind, and eventually has some epic adventures while she’s up there. Tracy’s journey is a bit like the experience of watching the new season itself. For All Mankind is stronger and more confident overall than it was in its first year . Still, as the show gets … [Read more...] about ‘For All Mankind’ Season 2 Takes Flight
Could Mahershala Ali play Joel in HBO's upcoming TV series adaptation of the hit video game The Last of Us ? That could very well be the case according to a new report from The Illuminerdi. Rumor has it that the Oscar-winning actor has been offered the lead role of Joel, the hardened survivor who serves as the playable character in the video game. Per the report, Ali has yet to sign on. HBO has not yet officially commented on the rumors. Originally released in 2013, The Last of Us was developed by Naughty Dog for the Sony PlayStation 3 console. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic United States years after a zombie-like virus has ravaged the world. Players take control of Joel, a smuggler hired to escort a teenage girl named Ellie across the country for reasons that are made clear as the story progresses. In addition to flesh-hungry creatures, Joel and Ellie must also battle murderous raiders to survive. RELATED: Pedro Pascal Is Joel in The Last of Us TV Series Last … [Read more...] about Mahershala Ali Wanted as Joel in HBO’s The Last of Us TV Show?
On the morning of Wednesday, January 6th, as supporters of Donald Trump gathered near the White House for a last stand to “Save America,” Molly Conger said goodbye to her two dachshunds, Otto and Buck, tossed a wig into her car, and began the two-hour drive from her home in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Washington, D.C. A journalist and online researcher, Conger specializes in infiltrating and exposing the violent far right. Using dummy accounts and pseudonyms, she lurks in private chat rooms and invitation-only forums used by neo-Nazis, militias, Proud Boys , and other right-wing extremists. When she sees someone make threats or plan for violence, she screenshots the person’s messages, digs up the person’s real identity and employer, and publishes her findings on her Twitter account, @SocialistDogMom , where she has more than 110,000 followers. Because of her work, Conger is well known among the people she tracks. Members of the online far right have made grotesque sexual … [Read more...] about The Undercover Anti-fascists