Hallie Marie Jackson is Chief White House correspondent for NBC News, an anchor for its cable division, MSNBC, a fill-in anchor for Today. She worked in Maryland. Jackson was born on April 29, 1984, in Yardley, the daughter of Heidi and David Jackson. In 2002, she graduated from Pennsbury High School. In 2006, Jackson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a B. A. degree in political science. She started her journalism career at WBOC-TV in the towns of Salisbury and Dover, Delaware, in 2006, until her departure for WFSB in the cities of Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut during 2008, her career led her to Hearst Corporation in 2012, where she reported for their 26 stations from Washington, D. C.. Jackson became an NBC News reporter and journalist in 2014, where she covered the Ted Cruz presidential campaign for the network as their embedded reporter. In late summer 2016 Jackson began anchoring the 1 P. M. ET edition of MSNBC Live, NBC News' daytime coverage platform. In January 2017, NBC named Jackson as its Chief White House correspondent, while stating that she would transition time slots and anchor MSNBC's 10:00 a.m. hour.
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Kristen Welker is an American television journalist working for NBC News. She serves as a White House correspondent based in Washington, she fills in for Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News. Welker is the daughter of Julie Welker, her father is her mother a real-estate agent. Welker is black on her mother's side, she graduated from Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia in 1994 and Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1998. At Harvard, she graduated with honors. Welker married John Hughes on March 4, 2017, in Pennsylvania. Welker has worked at ABC affiliates WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, KRCR-TV in Redding/Chico and joined NBC in 2005 at affiliate WCAU in Philadelphia, where she was a reporter and weekend anchor, she joined NBC News in 2010 as a correspondent based at the NBC News West Coast Headquarters in Burbank, California. She became an NBC White House correspondent in December 2011. Welker represents MSNBC at the daily White House press briefings as well as reports live for various programs on the channel.
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Television, sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in color, in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising and news. Television became available in crude experimental forms in the late 1920s, but it would still be several years before the new technology would be marketed to consumers. After World War II, an improved form of black-and-white TV broadcasting became popular in the United States and Britain, television sets became commonplace in homes and institutions. During the 1950s, television was the primary medium for influencing public opinion. In the mid-1960s, color broadcasting was introduced in most other developed countries; the availability of multiple types of archival storage media such as Betamax, VHS tape, local disks, DVDs, flash drives, high-definition Blu-ray Discs, cloud digital video recorders has enabled viewers to watch pre-recorded material—such as movies—at home on their own time schedule.
For many reasons the convenience of remote retrieval, the storage of television and video programming now occurs on the cloud. At the end of the first decade of the 2000s, digital television transmissions increased in popularity. Another development was the move from standard-definition television to high-definition television, which provides a resolution, higher. HDTV may be transmitted in various formats: 1080p, 720p. Since 2010, with the invention of smart television, Internet television has increased the availability of television programs and movies via the Internet through streaming video services such as Netflix, Amazon Video, iPlayer and Hulu. In 2013, 79 % of the world's households owned; the replacement of early bulky, high-voltage cathode ray tube screen displays with compact, energy-efficient, flat-panel alternative technologies such as LCDs, OLED displays, plasma displays was a hardware revolution that began with computer monitors in the late 1990s. Most TV sets sold in the 2000s were flat-panel LEDs.
Major manufacturers announced the discontinuation of CRT, DLP, fluorescent-backlit LCDs by the mid-2010s. In the near future, LEDs are expected to be replaced by OLEDs. Major manufacturers have announced that they will produce smart TVs in the mid-2010s. Smart TVs with integrated Internet and Web 2.0 functions became the dominant form of television by the late 2010s. Television signals were distributed only as terrestrial television using high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the signal to individual television receivers. Alternatively television signals are distributed by coaxial cable or optical fiber, satellite systems and, since the 2000s via the Internet; until the early 2000s, these were transmitted as analog signals, but a transition to digital television is expected to be completed worldwide by the late 2010s. A standard television set is composed of multiple internal electronic circuits, including a tuner for receiving and decoding broadcast signals. A visual display device which lacks a tuner is called a video monitor rather than a television.
The word television comes from Ancient Greek τῆλε, meaning'far', Latin visio, meaning'sight'. The first documented usage of the term dates back to 1900, when the Russian scientist Constantin Perskyi used it in a paper that he presented in French at the 1st International Congress of Electricity, which ran from 18 to 25 August 1900 during the International World Fair in Paris; the Anglicised version of the term is first attested in 1907, when it was still "...a theoretical system to transmit moving images over telegraph or telephone wires". It was "...formed in English or borrowed from French télévision." In the 19th century and early 20th century, other "...proposals for the name of a then-hypothetical technology for sending pictures over distance were telephote and televista." The abbreviation "TV" is from 1948. The use of the term to mean "a television set" dates from 1941; the use of the term to mean "television as a medium" dates from 1927. The slang term "telly" is more common in the UK; the slang term "the tube" or the "boob tube" derives from the bulky cathode ray tube used on most TVs until the advent of flat-screen TVs.
Another slang term for the TV is "idiot box". In the 1940s and throughout the 1950s, during the early rapid growth of television programming and television-set ownership in the United States, another slang term became used in that period and continues to be used today to distinguish productions created for broadcast on television from films developed for presentation in movie theaters; the "small screen", as both a compound adjective and noun, became specific references to television, while the "big screen" was used to identify productions made for theatrical release. Facsimile transmission systems for still photographs pioneered methods of mechanical scanning of images in the early 19th century. Alexander Bain introduced the facsimile machine between 1843 and 1846. Frederick Bakewell demonstrated a working laboratory version in 1851. Willoughby Smith discovered the photoconductivity of the element selenium in 1873; as a 23-year-old German university student, Paul Julius Gottlieb Nipkow proposed and patented the Nipkow disk in 1884.
This was a spinning disk with a spiral pattern of holes in it, so each hole scanned a line of the image. Although he never built a working model
Stephan Joseph Kornacki Jr. is an American political journalist and television host. Kornacki is a national political correspondent for NBC News, he has written articles for Salon, The New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast. Kornacki was the multimedia anchor and data analyst for much of MSNBC's The Place for Politics campaign coverage, airing throughout 2016. Kornacki was born in Massachusetts, to Stephan Joseph Kornacki Sr. and Anne. He is of Lithuanian and Polish descent, has an older sister, Kathryn Kornacki, a professor at Caldwell University. Kornacki attended Boston University, he started his journalism career as a reporter for PoliticsNJ.com, a New Jersey political news site owned by David Wildstein, where he worked from 2002 to 2006. He co-hosted a political news series at News 12 New Jersey and reported on the U. S. Congress for the newspaper Roll Call, his articles have been published in the New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast.
He joined the writing staff of Salon.com in 2010. He co-hosted The Cycle on MSNBC with political strategist Krystal Ball, pop-culture commentator Touré Neblett, conservative columnist S. E. Cupp from the program's inception through March 20, 2013. On March 19, 2013, it was announced that Kornacki would take over another MSNBC program, Up, airing Saturdays and Sundays from 8 to 10 a.m. starting in April. Beginning in 2016, Kornacki hosted a daily program from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and guest hosts on Hardball with Chris Matthews, All In with Chris Hayes and The Rachel Maddow Show. In May 2017, Kornacki transitioned away from anchor duties at MSNBC and toward more franchise reporting for NBC News. On May 8, 2017, Kornacki was named National Political Correspondent for NBC News Group, with plans to continue co-hosting the 4 p.m. edition of MSNBC Live with Nicolle Wallace. Kornacki is gay, publicly came out in 2011 through a column in Salon; the Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism LGBT culture in New York City New Yorkers in journalism Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC Steve Kornacki's columns at Salon.com SteveKornacki.blogspot.com Beer and Loathing with Steve Kornacki podcast Appearances on C-SPAN Kornacki moves to daytime MSNBC
First 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency
The first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency began on January 20, 2017, the day Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. The first 100 days of a presidential term took on symbolic significance during Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term in office, the period is considered a benchmark to measure the early success of a president; the 100th day of his presidency was April 29, 2017. Trump first announced his plan for the first hundred days of his presidency in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on October 23, 2016, before the election. One of Trump's major accomplishments, made as part of a "100-day pledge", was the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Structurally, President Trump had the advantage of a Republican Party majority in the U. S. House of Representatives and the Senate, but was unable to fulfill his major pledges in his first 100 days and had an approval rating of between 40 and 42 percent, "the lowest for any first-term president at this point in his tenure".
Although he tried to make progress on one of his key economic policies—the dismantling of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—his failure to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the first 100 days was a major setback. He reversed his position on a number of issues including labeling China as a currency manipulator, NATO, launching the 2017 Shayrat missile strike without congressional approval, the North American Free Trade Agreement, renomination of Janet Yellen as Chair of the Federal Reserve, the nomination of Export-Import Bank directors. Supporters claimed that as the first person in history to have been elected President who has never held any military, political, or government office of any type, he therefore faced a steep learning curve. Trump's approval among his base was high, with 96% of those who voted for him saying in an April 2017 poll that they would vote for him again. Near the end of the 100 days, the Trump administration introduced a broad outline of a sweeping tax reform focusing on deep tax cuts.
While it is intended to encourage economic growth, there were concerns from some members of the United States Congress about raising the national deficit. In spite of the sharp decline in gross domestic product growth in the first quarter of 2017—representing the weakest quarterly economic growth in three years—the S&P 500 was near an all-time high, representing a 12% rise from the first quarter of 2016, as investor confidence remained elevated. Although Trump had to concede to delay funding for the U. S.–Mexico border wall he had promised, narrowly avoiding a government shutdown a few days before the end of the first 100 days, his rhetoric may have contributed to a sharp drop in the number of illegal crossings at the Mexico–United States border. Trump signed 24 executive orders in his first 100 days, the most executive orders of any President since World War II, he signed 22 presidential memoranda, 20 presidential proclamations, 28 bills. About a dozen of those bills roll-back regulations finalized during the last months of his immediate predecessor Barack Obama's presidency using the Congressional Review Act.
Most of the other bills are "small-scale measures that appoint personnel, name federal facilities or modify existing programs." None of Trump's bills are considered to be "major bills"—based on a "longstanding political-science standard for'major bills'." Presidential historian Michael Beschloss said that "based on a legislative standard"—which is what the first 100 days has been judged on since the tenure of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who enacted 76 laws in 100 days including nine that were "major"—"Trump is pretty low down on the list." Trump pledged to do the following in his first 100 days: Appoint judges "who will uphold the Constitution" and "defend the Second Amendment" Construct a wall on the southern U. S. border and limit illegal immigration "to give unemployed Americans an opportunity to fill good-paying jobs" Re-assess trade agreements with other nations and "crack down" on companies that send jobs overseas Repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Remove federal restrictions on energy production Push for an amendment to the United States Constitution imposing term limits on Congress Eliminate gun-free zones Formulate a rule on regulations "that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated" Instruct the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to "develop a comprehensive plan to protect America's vital infrastructure from cyberattacks, all other form of attacks."
Label China a "currency manipulator" Enforce rules and regulations for China's unfair subsidy behavior. Instruct the U. S. trade representative to bring trade cases against China, both in U. S. and at the WTO. Use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes, including the application of 45% tariffs consistent with Section 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to stop China's illegal activities, including its theft of American trade secrets; the first 100 days began with the inauguration on January 2017, at 12:00 pm. This was the third presidential online portal transition and the first to transition social media accounts such as Twitter; as Trump took the oath of office, the official @POTUS Twitter account switched to President Trump with previous tweets archived under @POTUS44. All 13 million followers of the POTUS account during Obama's administration transitioned as well. On February 8, when Trump formally announced his 24-member-cabinet—the largest cabinet of any President so far—fewer cabinet nominees had been confirmed than any other president except George Washington by the same le
Katharine Bear Tur is an American author and broadcast journalist working as a correspondent for NBC News. Tur is an anchor for MSNBC Live and has reported for the NBC news platforms Early Today, Today, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, WNBC-TV, MSNBC, The Weather Channel. Tur is the daughter of journalists Zoey Marika Gerrard, she graduated from Brentwood School, from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. She is of Jewish descent on Zoey's side. Tur reported for KTLA, HD News/Cablevision, News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV, Fox 5 New York. On, Tur worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel on the network's VORTEX2 team. In 2009, Tur joined NBC's local station in New York City, WNBC-TV, rose to the flagship NBC News at the national network level; that year she was awarded AP’s Best Spot News Award for coverage of the March 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. While at NBC News, she covered the death of Cory Monteith, a motorcycle attack on an SUV, the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Tur was the network's embedded reporter for the Donald Trump presidential campaign. As a reporter for NBC, Tur was assigned the task of informing the Trump campaign about the Access Hollywood tape featuring Trump's conversation with Billy Bush about women, that NBC possessed. On several occasions during his campaign rallies, Trump singled out Tur in his criticism of the press. At an event in Florida, Tur was booed by Trump supporters and, according to other journalists, was subjected to verbal harassment. According to Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, " didn't mean it in any malicious way", he did not want anyone to attack or harass her. In 2017, Tur received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Tur reflected on covering the Trump campaign and his treatment of her at campaign rallies in an article for Marie Claire. In September 2017, Tur published a book, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, recounting her experience in covering the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump.
From 2006 to 2009, she dated sportscaster Keith Olbermann. Tur married a correspondent for CBS News, on October 27, 2017 in Utah. Tur announced on December 13, 2018 that she is pregnant, with a son due in April 2019. Tur had a falling out with her transgender father, Zoey Tur, the two did not speak for several years. Tur is a big fan of the jam band Phish making references to the band and incorporating their lyrics into her reporting. Tur is fluent in Spanish. Katy Tur on Twitter Katy Tur on IMDb'Come here, Katy': how Donald Trump turned me into a target
The Cycle (talk show)
The Cycle was an ensemble news and political talk show, broadcast on MSNBC and hosted by four network analysts/commentators: Republican Abby Huntsman and culture critic Touré Neblett, The Nation correspondent Ari Melber, former congressional candidate turned Democratic strategist Krystal Ball. Per its ensemble format, all four hosts appear on every show, with each host taking turns to facilitate the discussions; the program debuted on June 25, 2012, ran until July 31, 2015. On July 30, 2015, MSNBC President Phil Griffin announced that the series had been canceled in an effort to transition the network's daytime programming to more breaking news reporting and less political commentary and opinion; the Cycle was an ensemble program, with all four hosts appearing on every broadcast, each one taking turns to facilitating the discussion. The segment was named after the host leading the discussion: "Touré TV", "Abby's Road", "Ari's Angle", "Krystal Clear". "Spin Cycle" was a segment. "Guest Spot" was a topical discussion with a featured guest of the day.
The format was similar to The Five on rival news network Fox News, although the hosts and producers have denied that The Cycle is derivative. Ball and Touré are self-proclaimed liberal commentators while Huntsman is a self-proclaimed conservative. Dylan Ratigan's departure from MSNBC in June 2012 left a vacancy to fill in the network's schedule. Reports emerged that MSNBC planned to replace his show with a rotating group of hosts from the network's regular contributors. On June 21, 2012, MSNBC announced the show's name and hosts, which included former Congressional candidate Krystal Ball, author Touré, Salon writer Steve Kornacki, Daily News columnist S. E. Cupp. All four hosts were introduced during the penultimate broadcast of The Dylan Ratigan Show on June 21, 2012; the show is seen as continuing a trend of network's emphasis on political talk, away from newscasts. The show premiered on June 25, 2012, it occupies Martin Bashir's previous time slot at 3 pm on weekdays, with Bashir moving to the 4 pm hour, replacing Ratigan.
On March 20, 2013, Kornacki left The Cycle to become the new host of MSNBC's weekend morning program Up, after Up host Chris Hayes was given Ed Schultz's primetime slot. On April 3, 2013, Ari Melber joined The Cycle as the permanent replacement of Steve Kornacki. On June 27, 2013, S. E. Cupp left one day after she was announced as a co-host of CNN's revival of Crossfire. On July 17, 2013, MSNBC announced that Abby Huntsman would become the newest member to co-host The Cycle, effective July 29, 2013, to serve as the conservative replacement for S. E. Cupp On the June 27, 2012, broadcast of the program, co-host Touré hinted that U. S. Army Ranger and former professional American football player Pat Tillman's death was suspicious, due to the fact that the U. S. Military wouldn't have wanted such a high-profile soldier criticizing the mission in Afghanistan in 2004. On the July 5, 2012, atheist co-host S. E. Cupp said that she "would never vote for an atheist president"; when asked to explain, Cupp said she felt that a president must not represent only 10 to 15 percent of the American populace and that faith served as a "check" on presidential power.
On the July 6, 2012, Cupp accused Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, of lying about her husband's potential running mate picks. On the August 16, 2012, Touré caused a controversy by stating that by calling President Barack Obama "angry", Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was engaging in the "niggerization" of the president, he apologized for using the word the next day. On the September 10, 2013, Krystal Ball stated during the "Krystal Clear" segment that her family had left their home in the majority African-American populated Harlem neighborhood of New York City and moved to a costlier residence in what she described as a "whiter" neighborhood. Krystal Ball explained this as intended to protect her daughter, who would otherwise have been assigned to attend the New York city public school system in their previous Harlem school district. Ball suggested that the quality of school supplies and teachers provided to public schools in her previous Harlem residence are inferior to the supplies and teachers allotted to the Upper East Side where she moved her family.
Krystal Ball S. E. Cupp Steve Kornacki Touré Ari Melber Abby Huntsman In June 2012, The Cycle debuted third in the ratings for its first week broadcast, with 105,000 in the 25- to 54-year-old demo, 425,000 in Total Viewers. In July 2012, The Cycle was down 39% in the 25- to 54-year-old demo compared to July 2011. Ratings rebounded in August 2012. "The Cycle" topped CNN in A25-54 by 16% and ranked #1 with the younger demo of A18-34. Compared to August 2011, “The Cycle” was up 9% in A25-54, 2% with total viewers, 113% with A18-34, the only cable news program to post growth in the hour. In the fourth quarter of 2012, "The Cycle" was "up 89% in 25- to 54-year-olds, 55% in Total Viewers and 114% among 18- to 34-year-olds – more growth than all other cable news programs in the hour combined."On June 12, 2013, "The Cycle" hit an all-time low in ratings. The program was watched by just 233,000 people in total and 34,000 people in the key 25 to 54 news demographic. Nielsen Company designates fewer than 50,000 viewers in the news demographic as a "scratch."