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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

St. Louis TV Reporter Interrupted By Car Crash During Liveshot

(By Mark Joyella, Mediaite) - The cliche about local news liveshots is there’s usually no reason for them. It’s not like there’s anything 'happening' that warrants being live. The liveshot just adds an element of excitement, or so news producers will tell you. And in the case of St. Louis station KSDK, they might be right. On Wednesday, reporter Ann Rubin led the 6 p.m. newscast with a liveshot that was interrupted by breaking news: a car crash that caused Rubin to jump as tires squealed and metal made impact.


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