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Views of the News Preview: The Most Memorable Moments of the Election

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What will we remember from the moments leading up to the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris? Will it be the raw, emotional reactions of voters in the streets, the commentators offering very personal perspectives… or will it be Steve Kornacki’s khakis? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3lpFE19T78

Michael M. Grynbaum, John Koblin & Tiffany Hsu, New York Times: “News media waits… and waits… and waits to make historic call

Paul Farhi & Elahe Izadi, Washington Post: “Biden’s victory seemed clear for more than a day. So why did the media hold off on calling it?

Reacting in real time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2ScxGsB-ks

John Koblin, Michael M. Grynbaum and Tiffany Hsu, New York Times: “Tension, then some tears, as TV news narrates a moment for history

Tiffany Hsu & Katie Robertson, New York Times: “’It’s a big deal’: TV coverage notes magnitude of Kamala Harris victory

Murdoch’s media empire

Tom McCarthy, The Guardian: “Rupert Murdoch-owned US outlets turn on Trump, urging him to act with ‘grace’

Peter Maass, The Intercept: “As Trump is defeated, the Murdochs try to dodge backlash for Fox News

Alex Shephard, The New Republic: “Trump’s divorce from Fox News is getting ugly

Katie Robertson, New York Times: “New York Post shifts tone on Trump as a top editor plans his own exit

Oliver Darcy & Brian Stelter, CNN: “Fox News tells anchors not to call Biden ‘President-elect,’ then seems to change its tune

Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: “The presidential endgame

New York Post Editorial Board: “President Trump, your legacy is secure – stop the ‘stolen election’ rhetoric

The guys at the big board

Giulia Heyward and Saba Hamedy, CNN: “TikTok is swooning over a new kind of celebrity: election analysts

Erik Wemple, Washington Post: “’It’s a lot of fun’: CNN’s John King had a blast on election night

Tyler Aquilina, Entertainment Weekly: “How MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki became a viral sensation in the wake of Election Night

Terry Nguyen, Vox: “America fell in love with Steve Kornacki this week

Leslie Cheslaw, New York Magazine: “Where does Steve Kornacki get his election-night khakis?

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Parson and the press

Kathy Kiely, Columbia Daily Tribune: “Kathy Kiely: Give Missouri Independent a chance to live up to its name

Alex Trebek (1940-2020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4exVV_Msgs

Steve Marble, Los Angeles Times: “Alex Trebek, ‘Jeopardy!’ host and trivia master, dies at 80

Katherine Q. Seelye, New York Times: “Alex Trebek, longtime host of ‘Jeopardy!.’ dies at 80

Ellise Shafer, Variety: “ABC News to honor Alex Trebek with ‘20/20’ special

Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic: “Can there ever be another Alex Trebek?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWBrwe0QbYY