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Emily Tyra - National Geographic Channel's Saints & Strangers Pub 1620 Opening Event at Flatiron Hall - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 17th November 2015

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21st Century Fox Looking Good In First Sec Filing


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In its first quarterly report as an independent company, 21st Century Fox, representing the entertainment operations of the original News Corp that were spun off last month, said that income in the last quarter soared 64 percent to $977 million versus $596 million a year ago. Revenue also leaped 16 percent to $7.21 billion. The figures beat analysts' expectations. Filmed entertainment -- principally the 20th Century Fox studio operation -- reported a 3-percent increase in revenue, although net income was down 16 percent to $117 million from $140 million during the same quarter a year ago. On the other hand, the Fox cable networks, such as Fox News, National Geographic and FX, posted a 16-percent increase in revenue for the quarter and a 25-percent surge in operating income. The Fox TV broadcast network, however, saw income fall 9 percent, due principally to falling ratings for the once-powerful American Idol franchise. The dip in ad revenue, however, was offset to some degree by increased revenue from retransmission-consent agreements with cable operators.


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Elena Ayot and Dawne Marie Grannum - National Geographic's "The 80's: The Decade That Made Us" New York Premiere at the Culture Club on 20 West 39th St - New York, NY, United States - Tuesday 9th April 2013

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Docudrama On Bin Laden Raid Scores Ngc's Highest Ratings


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The controversial docudrama Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden -- controversial primarily because of the decision to air it two days before the presidential election -- turned out to be a big winner for The National Geographic Channel, which aired it Sunday night. The film, which recounts the events surrounding the raid that killed bin Laden, averaged 2.7 million total viewers, the channel's biggest audience this year. We are overwhelmed that viewers across the country responded en masse to this socially relevant, factually based and entertaining film that highlighted the real inside story behind the manhunt for bin Laden and the heroes in our military and intelligence agencies, David Lyle, CEO National Geographic Channels, said in a statement. It proved that no matter who Americans are planning to vote for, a good film is a good film, and we are happy to have had such success with our first original broadcast of a feature film inspired by real-life events.


Critics Pounce On Seal Team Six


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The controversial -- because of its timing -- docudrama Seal Team Six, about the hunt for and killing of Osama Bin Laden, aired Sunday night on The National Geographic Channel and was promptly labeled propaganda by most TV critics. The problem, wrote David Zurawik in the Baltimore Sun, is that there is no way of knowing which events in the Harvey Weinstein-produced film are true and which were contrived for dramatic effect. Changing the historical record -- and in some cases, possibly making it up altogether -- is bad enough. But when you play that narrative game on the presidential level on the eve of an election, you are messing not just with our shared sense of a national past, but also with the political system by which we fill our highest office, Zurawik wrote. Sohrab Ahmari wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the TV film's well-timed and barely disguised electoral message may just turn SEAL Team Six into the most controversial TV movie ever made." Ahmari pointed out that in real life, it was the SEALs who did most of the airdropping, bullet-dodging and sniping that resulted in bin Laden's demise. But the film's editorial framing casts Mr. Obama as the toughest and most courageous of them all. Likewise, Alessandra Stanley wrote in The New York Times that it's hard not to see it as an Obama booster. She concluded: Republicans will most likely view the film as anything but fair. But Mary McNamara in the Los Angeles Times maintained that Obama's screen time, which, frankly, does not seem excessive, is the least of this film's problems." It works, she wrote, neither as drama nor as documentary. On the other hand, Liz Rafterty at TVGuide.com commented that anyone who views the film as a political piece has blinders on. ... It's clear that the film's purpose is to provide entertainment, not to advance a political agenda.




Critics Pounce On Seal Team Six


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The controversial -- because of its timing -- docudrama Seal Team Six, about the hunt for and killing of Osama Bin Laden, aired Sunday night on The National Geographic Channel and was promptly labeled propaganda by most TV critics. The problem, wrote David Zurawik in the Baltimore Sun, is that there is no way of knowing which events in the Harvey Weinstein-produced film are true and which were contrived for dramatic effect. Changing the historical record -- and in some cases, possibly making it up altogether -- is bad enough. But when you play that narrative game on the presidential level on the eve of an election, you are messing not just with our shared sense of a national past, but also with the political system by which we fill our highest office, Zurawik wrote. Sohrab Ahmari wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the TV film's well-timed and barely disguised electoral message may just turn SEAL Team Six into the most controversial TV movie ever made. Ahmari pointed out that in real life, it was the SEALs who did most of the airdropping, bullet-dodging and sniping that resulted in bin Laden's demise. But the film's editorial framing casts Mr. Obama as the toughest and most courageous of them all. Likewise, Alessandra Stanley wrote in The New York Times that it's hard not to see it as an Obama booster. She concluded: Republicans will most likely view the film as anything but fair. But Mary McNamara in the Los Angeles Times maintained that Obama's screen time, which, frankly, does not seem excessive, is the least of this film's problems. It works, she wrote, neither as drama nor as documentary. On the other hand, Liz Rafterty at TVGuide.com commented that anyone who views the film as a political piece has blinders on. ... It's clear that the film's purpose is to provide entertainment, not to advance a political agenda.


Did Weinstein Turn Movie Into Hype For Obama?


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Harvey Weinstein insisted that the movie Seal Team Six, a drama about the killing of Osama Bin Laden, be reedited to include documentary footage featuring President Obama, The New York Times disclosed today, a decision, commented the newspaper, that is virtually certain to bolster claims that the approximately 90-minute film amounts to a political stunt. The movie is scheduled to be screened on The National Geographic Channel on November 4, two days before the election, and released the following day on Netflix. The Times observed that the movie, which was first screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May, has been recut with the news footage inserted to strengthen Mr.Obama's role and provide a window into decision-making in the White House. But Howard T. Owens, CEO of National Geographic Channel, maintained that the channel had scrutinized the film in advance and had insisted that a scene that showed Mitt Romney appear to oppose the raid be removed. We wouldn't air this if it were propaganda, he told the Times.


James Murdoch,: Censured In UK, Upped In Us


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A day after the British media regulator OFCOM said that James Murdoch's conduct as head of News International while the telephone hacking scandal unfolded repeatedly fell short of the conduct to be expected of him as a chief executive officer and chairman, reports emerged that News Corp is about to appoint him as head of the Fox Networks Group in the U.S. The regulator could have forced News Corp to sell its 37-percent stake in the British satellite system BSkyB if it had found that its behavior in the hacking scandal made it unfit to hold a license. It stopped short of doing so, saying that the evidence thus far has revealed no criminal conduct on the part of Rupert Murdoch's media company. But it noted that official investigations into the role of the company in relation to the hacking scandal and alleged efforts to cover it up are ongoing and that it might reverse its decision should further relevant evidence become available in the future. It minced no words in chastising the younger Murdoch for his failure to root out wrongdoers at the company's British newspapers, saying, We consider James Murdoch's conduct, including his failure to initiate action on his own account on a number of occasions, to be both difficult to comprehend and ill-judged. Following the outbreak of the scandal, Murdoch resigned his position as head of News International and returned to the U.S., where he became deputy chief operating officer of News Corp. According to reports, which first appeared in the London Financial Times, his current role will be expanded to include oversight of the Fox broadcast network and the Fox cable channels, including FX and The National Geographic Channel, excluding the Fox-owned stations and the Fox News Channel, which will remain the bailiwick of Roger Ailes. On Thursday, News Corp issued a statement saying that it was pleased that OFCOM had decided that it was a fit and proper but maintained that the regulator's judgment of Murdoch's conduct was not at all substantiated by evidence. In reporting on the latest developments, Los Angeles Times media writer Joe Flint commented, The young Murdoch's reputation has been tarnished by his management of News International and its newspapers, which is caught up in an ethics scandal. But he clearly still has the support of the one man who matters -- his father.




James Murdoch,: Censured In UK, Upped In Us


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A day after the British media regulator OFCOM said that James Murdoch's conduct as head of News International while the telephone hacking scandal unfolded repeatedly fell short of the conduct to be expected of him as a chief executive officer and chairman, reports emerged that News Corp is about to appoint him as head of the Fox Networks Group in the U.S. The regulator could have forced News Corp to sell its 37-percent stake in the British satellite system BSkyB if it had found that its behavior in the hacking scandal made it unfit to hold a license. It stopped short of doing so, saying that the evidence thus far has revealed no criminal conduct on the part of Rupert Murdoch's media company. But it noted that official investigations into the role of the company in relation to the hacking scandal and alleged efforts to cover it up are ongoing and that it might reverse its decision should further relevant evidence become available in the future. It minced no words in chastising the younger Murdoch for his failure to root out wrongdoers at the company's British newspapers, saying, We consider James Murdoch's conduct, including his failure to initiate action on his own account on a number of occasions, to be both difficult to comprehend and ill-judged. Following the outbreak of the scandal, Murdoch resigned his position as head of News International and returned to the U.S., where he became deputy chief operating officer of News Corp. According to reports, which first appeared in the London Financial Times, his current role will be expanded to include oversight of the Fox broadcast network and the Fox cable channels, including FX and The National Geographic Channel, excluding the Fox-owned stations and the Fox News Channel, which will remain the bailiwick of Roger Ailes. On Thursday, News Corp issued a statement saying that it was pleased that OFCOM had decided that it was a fit and proper but maintained that the regulator's judgment of Murdoch's conduct was not at all substantiated by evidence. In reporting on the latest developments, Los Angeles Times media writer Joe Flint commented, The young Murdoch's reputation has been tarnished by his management of News International and its newspapers, which is caught up in an ethics scandal. But he clearly still has the support of the one man who matters -- his father.


News Corp Hit Hard By Scandal-related Losses


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Just how severe the damage that the telephone-hacking scandal has been to News Corp's bottom line appeared evident Wednesday when the company reported a loss of $1.6 billion in the last quarter, largely due to writing off $2.8 billion in charges that it expects to incur in spinning off its newspaper and other publishing businesses. The media conglomerate said that its legal costs related to the scandal have risen to $224 million. Those costs are expected to rise exponentially in the coming months as dozens of News Corp personnel go on trial on charges relating to the telephone hacking scandal, which is likely to spread to the United States where Justice Department officials are said to be looking into filing charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and where the FCC may weigh in on The Fitness of the company to continue to hold television licenses. The company's earnings were also weighed down by declining income at the Fox TV Network, which has seen ratings slide for its previous hits, including the No. 1 entertainment show, American Idol . At the same time, the company also reported significant declines at its 20th Century Fox film studio, which, during the quarter, was spending heavily to promote two summer blockbusters, Ridley Scott's Prometheus and the animated Ice Age Continental Drift. (Both films were released in July, the first month of the current quarter.) Only its cable networks, led by Fox News Channel, FX, and the National Geographic Channel, reported significant gains, generating $792 million in operating income, up 26 percent from $631 million during the same period a year ago. But writing for Jim Cramer's TheStreet.com, financial commentator Marek Fuchs observed that even that sector of News Corp's business faces a struggle as its viewers "are starting to cut the cable cord."

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Anne Hathaway Wanted Feline Inspiration


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Anne Hathaway wanted to live with a cat to understand her Catwoman role.

The 28-year-old actress - who portrays the legendary action figure in the upcoming Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises' - convinced an assistant director that living alongside a feline friend would help her to observe the animal's movements and actions but eventually realised it was an impractical suggestion.

She explained: "I actually had this moment when I convinced one of the assistant directors on the London portion of the film to get a cat with me, the idea being that we were going to get a kitten from a rescue shelter, and he was going to live with me, and I was going to observe it, and when I left London I was going to give it to her.

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Profits At Fox Plunge 50 Percent


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Without Avatar operating profits for 20th Century Fox fell 50 percent to $248 million against $497 million during parent News Corp's third quarter last year, the company said in an SEC filing on Wednesday. The steep drop contributed to a 24-percent plunge in overall News Corp revenue to $639 million, even though other units of the media corporation fared well -- exceptionally well in some cases. Operating profit for its cable networks, including Fox News, Fox Business, the National Geographic Channel, and FX, rose 25 percent to $735 million -- and News Corp President Chase Carey said in a conference call on Wednesday that there was more where that came from, indicating that he intends to raise the fee that cable companies will have to pay if they wish to carry Fox News. "We are expecting a big increase that reflects the strength of Fox News. It's second only to ESPN in clout in the marketplace," he said. The Fox broadcast network also reported a big jump in profits during the quarter, thanks primarily from the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl. Profits were up 26 percent to $192 million.

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Attends A Screening And Book Signing To Celebrate National Geographic Channel’s Seventh Season Premiere Of Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan And The Release Of Cesar’s Fifth Book, Cesar’s Rules: Your Way To Train A Well-Behaved Dog, At The Grosvenor Auditorium

CESAR MILLAN and National Geographic - Reality star Cesar Millan aka Dog Whisperer Washington DC, USA - attends a screening and book signing to celebrate National Geographic Channel’s seventh season premiere of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan and the release of Cesar’s fifth book, Cesar’s Rules: Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog, at the Grosvenor Auditorium Monday 4th October 2010

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10, 512 Shoes On Display In The Courtyard At The National Geographic Society. National Geographic Kids Magazine Now Has The Guinness World Record For The Longest Chain Of Shoes. Peter Wajda Organized A Shoe Drive Recruiting Family, Schoolmates And His Pediatrician And Collected 509 Shoes.These Used Sneakers Will Be Shipped Off To Nike's 'Reuse-a-Shoe' Program Which Will Be Recycled Into Material To Build Athletic Surfaces Such As Basketball Courts, Soccer Fields And Playgrounds

National Geographic Wednesday 2nd July 2008 10, 512 shoes on display in the courtyard at the National Geographic Society. National Geographic Kids magazine now has the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of shoes. Peter Wajda organized a shoe drive recruiting family, schoolmates and his pediatrician and collected 509 shoes.These used sneakers will be shipped off to Nike's 'Reuse-a-Shoe' program which will be recycled into material to build athletic surfaces such as basketball courts, soccer fields and playgrounds Washington DC, USA

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The National Geographic Society Hosts “Frogs - A Chorus Of Colors,” A Traveling Exhibition Featuring Live Frogs, On Display At The National Geographic Museum In The Explorers Hall. Visitors Can Watch These Fascinating Amphibians In Custom Environments That Replicate Their Habitats In The Wild.

National Geographic Monday 25th February 2008 The National Geographic Society hosts “Frogs - A Chorus of Colors,” a traveling exhibition featuring live frogs, on display at the National Geographic Museum in the Explorers Hall. Visitors can watch these fascinating amphibians in custom environments that replicate their habitats in the wild. Washington DC, USA

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