During his time as Polish Press Agency's African correspondent Ryszard KapuΕ›ciΕ„ski covered information from 50 countries, lived through twenty-seven revolutions and coups, was jailed 40 times and survived four death sentences. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rys…
That, between 1945 and 1947, correspondent John Roderick spent seven months living with Mao Zedong and other Chinese Communist leaders in the caves of Yan'an. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Beloved WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle was responsible for military troops receiving higher pay when in combat. Pyle felt that ground troops were at equal risk as airmen and that 'flight pay' should extend to 'fight pay'. It became the Ernie Pyle bill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
Today I learned about Frank "Sugarchile" Robinson, who taught himself to play piano at the age of two, played with Lionel Hampton when he was 5, was the first black entertainer at the White House Correspondents dinner when he was 8, recorded for Capitol Records (with two hits) from 9-12 then retired from music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sug…
At least twice, CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta has been on location reporting, but needed to step in as a neurosurgeon: once on a Marine in Iraq, the other on a little girl injured during the Haitian earthquake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
Carlos was dubbed "The Jackal" by The Guardian after one of its correspondents reportedly spotted Frederick Forsyth's 1971 novel The Day of the Jackal near some of the fugitive's belongings en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
During WW2, Ernest Hemingway led a small Militia in a village outside Paris, and this caused him to be brought up on formal charges for violating the Geneva Convention "because a correspondent is not supposed to lead troops, even if he does it well." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
In 1981, Mr. Rogers convinced a NPR Correspondent to host Roger's special show about divorce & children by calling them in the voice of Daniel Tiger to allay the correspondent's fears about hosting the show. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
Ernest Hemingway, while serving as a war correspondent during WWII, was accused of war crimes under the Geneva Convention after leading a French Resistance platoon on a mission. He was cleared, and for the rest of his life maintained that he was working as an advisor. messynessychic.com/2013/0…
Among the thousands of men on the Normandy beaches on D-Day there was one single woman. Martha Gellhorn, a rogue war correspondent who stowed away in the toilet of a hospital ship and also happened to be the third wife of Ernest Hemingway. huffingtonpost.com/martha…
David Cross admit to doing cocaine in a 2009 White House correspondents dinner admitting "It wasn’t like I got high,It was just about being able to say that I did it" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Oliver North, working as a Fox News correspondent in Iraq, tried to pick up a weapon and fire into an undefended hamlet whilst Marines were attacking. oldarchive.godspy.com/rev…
CNN medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta saved a Marine's life after he was shot in the head during the opening days of the invasion of Iraq. Without proper tools, Gupta performed the brain surgery with a Black and Decker handheld drill. The Marine lived. recapo.com/dr-oz/dr-oz-ad…
Geraldo Rivera was traveling with the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army in Iraq as a war correspondent for Fox News and ended up drawing a map in the sand during a live broadcast pinpointing his exact location and revealing the time and details of an upcoming military operation cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/…
When C-SPAN asked for illegal copies of Stephen Colbert's controversial 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner speech to be removed from Youtube, Google bought the rights to the video and therey saved the viral videos which were already watched 2.7M times in under 48 hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Today I learned of George A. Townsend, a war correspondent during the US Civil War, who invented the then-revolutionary technique of eye witness interviews. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned of James Archibald - a correspondent who was the first person wounded in the Spanish-American War. He was embedded with the Germans in WWI and was arrested twice: for violating censorship rules and for carrying Austrian diplomatic messages encouraging the disruption of American war production en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
You can lose your arm from an untreated bruise (and that CNN Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien lost one this way) cnn.com/2014/02/25/health…
That, as a war correspondent during WWII, Ernest Hemingway took off his non-combatant insignia and posed as a colonel in order to lead a group of french militia into battle against the Nazis artofmanliness.com/2009/0…
The White House Correspondent's Dinner was men-only until 1962, when JFK refused to attend unless women did. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels were journalist correspondents covering the American Civil War. Marx and Engels contributed dozens of insightful articles for the New York Tribune and, later, for the Viennese Die Presse on political and military issues. isreview.org/issue/80/kar…
Peter Jennings first hosted ABC's evening news in 1965. The 26 year-old Canadian mispronounced words and was unfamiliar with American culture. After three years Jennings quit and became a foreign correspondent; the role trained him for when he got the evening-news anchor job again in 1983. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
David Cross admitted in an interview that he had snorted a small amount of cocaine at the 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Cross said, "It wasn’t like I got high...It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Seth Myers joked about the government's inability to track down Osama Bin Laden at the 2011 White House Correspondent's Dinner, but Bin Laden would be killed a day later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Today I learned of Dickey Chapelle, The first female reporter and correspondent killed in action. Dickey was at Iwo Jima, Okinawa during ww2 and covered the Hungarian revolution of 1956; She traveled with the troops and learned to jump with paratroopers. She was killed during the Vietnam war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dic…
Just hours after Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30th, 1945, former fashion model and Vogue correspondent, Elizabeth Miller entered Hitler's abandoned apartment and was photographed taking a bath in his tub iconicphotos.wordpress.co…
That, before he became a U.S. Senator, Alan Cranston was a news correspondent and published his own translation of Mein Kampf. In 1939, Hitler's publisher sued Cranston for copyright violation in Connecticut; a judge ruled in Hitler's favor and publication of the book was halted. techdirt.com/articles/201…
White House correspondent Naomi Nover once assaulted Bernie Boston while Mother Teresa and Ronald Reagan "looked on in total amazement"? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nao…
Martha Gellhorn, a female war correspondent, hid in a hospital ship bathroom and impersonated a stretcher bearer in order to land with the troops in Normandy on D-Day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison is the stepfather of actor Matthew Perry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kei…
Karl Marx was once the European correspondent for the New York Daily Tribune from 1852-62. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
The White House Correspondent's Dinner was men-only until 1962, when JFK refused to attend unless women did. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
In 1991 The Guardian and the Sunday Correspondent ran stories reporting that kids show 'Captain Pugwash' featured inappropriate characters such as 'Master Bates' and Seaman Staines'. They were forced to apologise when they realised these characters did not in fact exist. snopes.com/radiotv/tv/pug…
An attack by an American bomber in 2003 left special forces and a talented Kurdish translator dead and almost killed one of the most respected BBC war correspondents. There was no inquest. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
Correspondent Jack Lepiarz of NPR's "Here & Now" is also a circus performer under the name "Jacques Ze Whipper." wbur.org/hereandnow/2015/…
Walter Cronkite flew into Holland in a glider during World War Two. As a war correspondent, he landed near Eindhoven in operation Market Garden. youtube.com/watch?v=jsAKW…
A young Mark Twain experimented with surfing during his time as a newspaper correspondent in the Sandwich Islands (now known as Hawaii.) twainquotes.com/Surfing.h…
Fred Rogers asked NPR Correspondent Susan Stamberg to host his 1981 special, Mister Rogers Talks To Parents About Divorce. When Susan got cold feet, Daniel Striped Tiger called to convince her that her fears were valid, but that she could do it. m.mentalfloss.com/article…
Comedian Norm Macdonald's brother, Neil Macdonald, is a respected journalist, currently senior Washington correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nei…
A PBS correspondent had his arm amputated after some camera gear fell on it, which had led to a very rare condition called acute compartment syndrome. foxnews.com/entertainment…
While almost every big media outlet attends the White House Correspondents Dinner, once exception (since 2011) has been the New York Times poynter.org/2011/why-nyt-…
Karl Marx (whose theories are the basis of socialism and communism) was the London-based European correspondent for the New York Daily Tribune from 1852 to 1862. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Fox News host Chris Wallace is the son of 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace youtu.be/i6oz0gC2Kf4
Dickey Chapelle was the first American female war correspondent to be killed in action. Because she was so highly respected by US troops she was given a full Marine burial. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
Ernest Hemingway illegally lead troops in WWII as a war correspondent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
Karl Marx was once a correspondent for the New York Daily Tribune. marxists.org/archive/marx…
At the Boer War battle of Spion Kop, Winston Churchill as a 23-year-old war correspondent, stretcher bearer Mahatma Gandhi, and Boer General Louis Botha all fought at the same time before they went on to shape history en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Hamilton Morris, Vice correspondent and recreational drug afficianado, is the son of documentarian Errol Morris. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
In an interview with Playboy magazine, David Cross revealed that he had snorted a small amount of cocaine at the 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Saying, "It wasn’t like I got high. It was just about being able to say that I did cocaine in the same room as the president." nydailynews.com/entertain…
Ex Fox News correspondent Greg Burke is the PR guru behind the Pope who is charming the world vice.com/read/greg-burke-…

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