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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
When Albert Einstein published his Theory of General Relativity, the New York Times sent their golfing correspondent to interview him. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Correspondent Jack Lepiarz of NPR's "Here & Now" is also a circus performer under the name "Jacques Ze Whipper." wbur.org/hereandnow/2015/…
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…
The White House Correspondent's Dinner was men-only until 1962, when JFK refused to attend unless women did. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
Fox News host Chris Wallace is the son of 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace youtu.be/i6oz0gC2Kf4
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…
Karl Marx was once a correspondent for the New York Daily Tribune. marxists.org/archive/marx…
Hamilton Morris, Vice correspondent and recreational drug afficianado, is the son of documentarian Errol Morris. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
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…
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…
In 1939, Hitler's publisher sued correspondent Alan Cranston for copyright infringement over Mein Kampf, and a Connecticut judge ruled in Hitler's favour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
Ex Fox News correspondent Greg Burke is the PR guru behind the Pope who is charming the world vice.com/read/greg-burke-…
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…
The first war correspondent to report the outbreak of World War II was Clare Hollingworth, still alive at 104 yo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Winston Churchill was a MP for a staggering 62 years! PM twice. Won Nobel prize for literature, was a soldier who fought 4 wars, a journalist, a war correspondent and a historian (all this while smoking Havanas for 70 years!) en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Win…
Ernie Pyle, a Pulitzer Prize winning War Correspondent during WWII played a huge role in getting Combat Pay approved for soldiers. 75 years ago today he was killed by a Japanese sniper during the Battle of Okinawa which ended 2 months after his death. RIP for you were braver than most. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…
Vogue had a fashion war correspondent in WWII who took a picture in Hitler's bathtub and recorded the first use of Napalm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee…
Hemingway "liberated" the bar of the Ritz Hotel in Paris when working as a war correspondent in WW2 afp.com/en/news/day-ernes…
Yakov Smirnoff performed at the 1988 White House Correspondent’s Dinner and also wrote jokes for President Reagan to punch up his Soviet related speeches. theguardian.com/news/2015…
Daily Show correspondents Samantha Bee and Jason Jones have been married since 2001 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
A year ago the Vatican hired a former Fox News correspondent to help shape media message. nbcnews.com/id/47933125/n…
Today I learned that Rob Riggle (The Daily Show correspondent) is also a Marine Corps reservist npr.org/templates/story/s…
WWE announcer Michael Cole used to be a war correspondent en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…
One woman (Kristen Schaal) is voice actor for Mabel on Gravity Falls, Louise on Bob's Burgers, Jake Jr. on Adventure Time, and is Senior Women's Issues Correspondent on The Daily Show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kri…
In 1944, as a WWII war correspondent, Ernest Hemingway led Free French resistance fighters in the defense of the town of Rambouillet, an act for which he was almost tried under the Geneva Conventions. egs.edu/library/ernest-he…
Famed war correspondent and heroin addict Anthony Loyd is the great-grandson of Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, the man who bit off his own fingers to get back into battle gaijinass.com/2011/06/15/…
During the Spanish-American War, war correspondent Stephen Crane single-handedly conquered the town of Juana Diaz when the locals mistook him for a soldier and they immediately surrendered to him. spanamwar.com/puertoland2…
Trevor Moore (the 'main' Whitest Kid U Know) is now a Tonight Show Correspondent. He tries out fake inventions on people. youtube.com/results?searc…
While in the media holding area before witnessing an execution, a Houston-based correspondent for AP was called by the prisoner whose execution he was about to witness. The prisoner phoned him to "make sure you were OK." cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/20/…
Dateline Correspondent, Keith Morrison, is stepfather to Friends actor, Matthew Perry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kei…
Jack London wrote 50+ books, spent 27 months cruising the South Pacific in boat whose construction he oversaw, put in two tours of duty as an overseas war correspondent, traveled widely for pleasure, and entertained a stream of guests in the ranch he built. He was only 40 when he died. jacklondons.net/shortbio.…
An arts correspondent for the Daily Telegraph trashed a first edition copy of Philosopher's Stone. A copy is now worth 40k-55k abebooks.com/docs/harry-p…
The Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi will by playing Commander Zhao in The Last Airbender
The creators of the children's TV show "Captain Pugwash" sued both the Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian newspapers in 1991 for printing that the main characters names were innuendos including "Rodger the Cabin Boy" "Master Bates" and "Seaman Staines" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
, that Arthur Ransome, British author of the "Swallows and Amazons" children's sailing novels, was a sympathetic correspondent in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution and friends with both Trotsky and Lenin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
Jake Tapper, ABC White House Correspondent dated Monica Lewinski about when the story broke.... washingtoncitypaper.com/a…
Aasif Mandvi, the Daily Show Correspondent, was in Die Hard with A Vengeance. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…

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