Nick Clooney
American journalist, anchorman, and television host
Nick Clooney
Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Clooney is an American journalist, anchorman, and television host. He is the brother of two sisters, singers Rosemary Clooney and Betty Clooney, and father of actor and film director George Clooney.
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The Newseum
Huffington Post - 28 days
On a visit to Washington D.C. in December I made a most astonishing discovery. I found, eight years after it opened its new building, one of the finest modern museums I have ever experienced, the Newseum. Situated on Pennsylvania Avenue and overlooking the National Mall, it commands a special place in the capitol's pantheon of great museums and it also boasts fantastic views of the City from its fifth floor terrace. The Newseum was established in 1997 and its first home was in Arlington, Virginia, a little out of the limelight and the tourist trail. The new building was opened in 2008 at a cost of over $450,000 and was designed by James Polshek. It extends over five floors and contains 15 theatres, extensive galleries, and two broadcast studios. The design is contemporary, full of glass with the opportunity for passersby to get an impression of what's on offer. The exterior ground floor is dedicated to today's front pages of every newspaper you can imagine and the building's colors are ...
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Full-Frontal News: The Virus Among Us
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Watching a local newscast this morning, I was horrified when I saw two more TV newsreaders had become infected with a virus that transforms them into sub-human, brainless prompter puppets I call "Setwalkers" - zombie-like news creatures who move from monitor location to monitor location around the studio for no apparent reason other than to "mix things up." Where this virus first started - ground zero, can't be pinpointed, but I'll bet it began festering unnoticed in some small-market station before the infection spread via the airwaves from one newsreader to another. Slowly, newsreaders around the country have been turned into setwalkers simply because their competitors are doing it. The symptoms are easy to recognize. A newsreader leaves the main news desk (home base) during a voiceover or package and suddenly appears standing like Carol Merrill from The Price Is Right, draped around a monitor in another area of the set. "Let's see the next news story we have up for grabs, Bob! ...
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George Clooney and Other <em>Monuments Men</em> Attend NYC Premiere
Huffington Post - about 3 years
George Clooney walked the red carpet outside the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC last week with his lovely 10-year-old date for the premiere of his film, the Monuments Men. So why did Clooney have a 10-year-old girl with him? Well, the lucky little lady was the winner of a contest to win an entire day with the megastar. The entry fee for hopeful winners was a mere $10 with all proceeds going to George's favorite charity: Satellite Sentinel Project. The film stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Cate Blanchett, Bob Balaban and John Goodman. On the carpet George said, "I had some understanding that Hitler was stealing shit. I didn't understand he was taking all of it. They don't teach that in school. That's why I loved the story." Cate Blanchett breezed past reporters doing interviews after posing for pictures. I overheard Murray mutter, "What just happened?" Upstairs just before the screening, I spotted Martha Stewart who appeared quite star-struck clamoring to get a pictu ...
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Pat Gallagher: What Was George Clooney Like As A Child? His Father Tells All
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad." - Proverb Nick Clooney -- brother of Rosemary, father of George and Ada, husband of Nina -- is a man of many talents. Over the span of his long, successful career, Clooney has taken a turn as a news anchor, starred in his own TV show (The Nick Clooney Show), hosted a local game show (The Money Maze), wrote a column for The Cincinnati Post, hosted a national television show (American Movie Classics), ran for Congress, and, with son George, became an activist for Darfur. The man obviously never sleeps! (And, for the record, he's charming, has a delightful sense of humor and is a true southern gentleman.) The Kentucky native's look-a-like son is one of the most notable actors on the planet. People pay attention. The headlines never stop. ("Ball ironing"? Seriously? Stop! We're not even going to go there!) The Oscar-winning actor's body of work can be matched only by a select few in the Hollywood community ...
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Milkshake: 10 Stars Doing Interesting Things to Change the World
Huffington Post - about 4 years
By Amy Lynch With awards season in full swing -- the Golden Globes and People's Choice Awards luminaries still glowing from their wins, and the Grammys and Oscars steadily approaching -- it's impossible not to fall prey to the endless fashion chatter about what everyone's been wearing on the red carpet. But what about the things entertainers are doing with their time and resources that are genuinely worth talking about? Celebrities and charity often go hand in hand; a "do well and do good" philosophy is arguably an easy one to adopt. Particularly when at the top of one's game, it certainly doesn't hurt a star's public image when they're snapped doing something good in the world, and it's not difficult to pull off; after all, any celebrity can flash a smile on the red carpet at an awards show or charity gala without breaking a sweat. But while episodic fundraising and public service sound bytes are by no means harmful, a few celebrities are getting knee-deep in causes cl ...
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Literary Peace Prize Lifetime Achievement Winner
Huffington Post - over 4 years
CINCINNATI -- Vietnam veteran and author Tim O'Brien, whose writings have shown war and its long-term impacts through a regular soldier's eyes, on Wednesday was named the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's lifetime achievement award. O'Brien wrote about his Vietnam experience as an Army infantryman in the 1973 memoir: "If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home." Subsequent works have combined fiction with real details from his service. The Dayton honor was renamed last year the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, for the late, longtime U.S. diplomat who brokered the 1995 Dayton peace accords on Bosnia. The Dayton awards are meant to recognize the power of literature in promoting peace and global understanding, and the achievement award goes to a writer for body of work. Annual fiction and nonfiction awards will be announced later this year. Organizers released the award announcement first to The Associated Press. O'Brien w ...
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Gwen Davis: The Road Not Taken
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Those of you who know me long and well and those of you who think you know me but have no idea where I am going with all this, which I sometimes don't either, are certainly aware of my loathing for technology, at least the part of it that keeps us from having eye contact (eye contact? What's that?) and real conversation. But as I am not genuinely intractable, I let myself be dragged, mutedly screaming and sort of kicking into the 21st century because of what may be serendipity, or part of divine design, because if God didn't mean us to move on, He/She wouldn't have given us Steve Jobs. So it was that I found myself at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue just before I went to Bali the second time to write my (I hope) chef d'oeuvre, my first book I had finished there, SCANDAL, (available at hustled out into the e-world because I thought/hoped there was something more important to come to which I wanted to devote my full energies. At Apple, having signed up for on ...
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Cloris Leachman to speak in Bethlehem
The Morning Call - Blogs - almost 5 years
Fans of both new show "Raising Hope" and iconic comedy "Mary Tyler Moore" will have the opportunity to see an actress who is featured in both in Bethlehem next week. Cloris Leachman, best known for her role as Phyllis in the ground-breaking series "Mary Tyler Moore," is the guest speaker for the final Celebrity Luncheon Series of the season May 16 at Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel &amp; Conference Center in Bethlehem. The Emmy and Oscar-winning actress will speak at 10:45 a.m. at the series which benefits pediatric services provided by Sacred Heart Hospital’s Visiting Nurses and Hospice Program. Tickets are $75 and include lunch. Leachman plays the role of “Maw Maw” on the Fox comedy "Raising Hope,"which also features Nazareth native Kate Micucci. She also appeared as a contestant on season seven of "Dancing With the Stars." She also was Grandma Ida on "Malcolm in the Middle," and had appeared in shows from The Twilight Zone to Lassie.  She has won a record-setting eight ...
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George Clooney Turns 51!
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Actor/director George Clooney is 51! Best known for his breakout role on the long-running TV drama, ER, Clooney has gone on to star in dozens of roles, balancing more commercial fare like "Ocean's Eleven" with personal, independent features including "Good Night, And Good Luck," on which he served as director, producer and screenwriter, and "Syrianna," which he executive produced and for which he won a best supporting actor Oscar. In 2011, Clooney starred in the Oscar winning film "The Descendants" playing a man trying to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in an accident. Clooney won a Golden Globe for his work in the film. No stranger to politics and controversy, Clooney made headlines in March following his arrest in Washington D.C. after a protest raising awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Sudan outside of the Sudanese Embassy. Nick Clooney, the actor's father, was also arrested. Clooney has been focused on bringing attention t ...
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LiLo, Kim, George And Other Celebs Hitting White House Dinner
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
It's one of the most anticipated events of the year for Hollywood's elite -- and no, we're not talking about the Oscars. The annual White House Correspondents' dinner this coming Saturday plays like a who's-who list for people who enjoy parties, partisan or otherwise. This year, Jimmy Kimmel is hosting Washington D.C.'s glitziest event, which will have movie stars, TV stars and music stars coming out in dizzying numbers. Below, a rundown of the A-list celebrities invited to wine and dine with the Obamas, listed by media outlet. And for a comprehensive list of expected attendees, click over to Politico. ABC: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen Atlantic Media: Rosario Dawson, Jose Andres, Darren Star Bloomberg News: Zooey Deschanel CBS: Christine Baranski, Daniel Dae Kim, Claire Danes CNN's Piers Morgan: Goldie Hawn (huh? What does Kurt Russell have to say about that?) The Huffington Post: Anna Paqui ...
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George Clooney Arrested During Protest At Embassy Of Sudan [PHOTOS + VIDEO]
Glitterazzi - almost 5 years
 George Clooney was arrested this morning for civil disobediance during a demonstration at the Embassy of Sudan in Washington, D.C. Along with his father, Nick Clooney, Congressman Jim McGovern, Congressman Jim Moran, Congressman Al Green, the NAACP's Ben Jealous and Martin Luther King III, the actor participated in the demonstration -- which was meant to bring awareness to the continuing struggles of the Sudanese people under Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Hundreds of activists flocked to the demonstration to show their support. Half a million people in Sudan's Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile regions risk starvation due to blockades of food and humanitarian aid. {igallery id="9320" cid="324" pid="1" type="classic" children="1" showmenu="1" tags="" limit="0"}
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George Clooney Talks Having His First Orgasm at 6 Years Old and More with Rolling Stone Magazine
Gossip On This - over 5 years
George Clooney shares way too much information about his per-pubescent sex life, which he claims he started “early,” in his cover story in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, where he reveals how he had his first orgasm when he was in the first grade. (Wow!) “I believe it was while climbing a rope when I was six or seven years old,” Clooney tells Rolling Stone magazine. “I mean, nothing came out, but all the other elements were there. I remember getting to the top of the rope, hanging off the rope, and going, “Oh, my God, this feels great!” The actor said it wouldn’t be for another 10 years until he would officially lose his V-Card. “Young, very young, too young,” Clooney said of losing his virginity at 16 years old. Clooney also talked about other things, including how he “punished” himself for masturbating (which he believed to be a “crucial,” but sinful, habit), his love of the word “Johnson,” how he’s fond of farts and much more. His cover story is called “Georg ...
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Nick Clooney To Talk With Fans Today - WKRC TV Cincinnati
Google News - over 5 years
(Local 12 viewer Aubrey Rauen, WKRC-TV) Former Local 12 News anchor Nick Clooney sits down to talk movies with fans in the Tri-State today-a lecture series he had to cancel earlier this year for health reasons. Clooney will be delivering three
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Curtain rises on $30 million EKU Center for the Arts - Lexington Herald Leader
Google News - over 5 years
On Friday night, an invited audience enjoyed Cirque de la Symphony, the Eastern Kentucky University Choir, the American Spiritual Ensemble and Nick Clooney, who narrated a performance of Aaron Copland&#39;s A Lincoln Portrait. The crowd included many state
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Clooney's ex sees breakup as 'personal failure' -
Google News - over 5 years
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP) Share Back to slideshow navigation Clooney joins his father, veteran journalist Nick Clooney, for a screening of the film &quot;Good Night, and Good Luck,&quot; and a journalism panel at the Newseum in Washington on Monday, Jan
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nick Clooney
  • 2014
    Age 80
    In 2014, Nick Clooney appeared in The Monuments Men which was directed by his son, George Clooney, who played one of the leading characters, Stokes.
    More Details Hide Details Nick Clooney played the older Stokes visiting Bruges, Belgium, years later to see the Madonna, which was one of the many treasures rescued by the Monuments Men.
  • 2012
    Age 78
    Clooney was the commencement speaker for the University of Cincinnati on June 8, 2012 and was awarded an honorary degree the following day.
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  • 2008
    Age 74
    Clooney taught Opinion Writing in fall 2008, and in spring 2009, he taught Films that Changed Us, a new course based on his book, The Movies That Changed Us: Reflections on the Screen (Atria, 2002).
    More Details Hide Details The book analyzes the significance of such iconic American films as The Birth of a Nation, The Jazz Singer, Dr. Strangelove, Stagecoach, The Graduate, Star Wars and Saving Private Ryan. As part of the school-Newseum partnership, Clooney will host the fifth annual AU School of Communication-Newseum Reel Journalism Film Festival and other events at the Newseum. The Newseum moved into its new $450 million home at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest Washington in April 2006. "After a news career that stretches back to the Eisenhower administration, I'm looking forward to joining American University's School of Communication and the Newseum to work with a new generation of prospective journalists," said Clooney.
    In fall 2008, Clooney joined the faculty at American University in Washington, D.C. as American University School of Communication and Newseum Distinguished Journalist in Residence.
    More Details Hide Details Clooney's appointment is part of a long-term partnership between the School of Communication and the Newseum, the interactive museum of news in Washington, D.C.
  • 2007
    Age 73
    Clooney served as the host of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize awards ceremony in both 2007 and 2008.
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    On October 11, 2007, Clooney visited Turpin High School in Cincinnati to talk to students about Darfur.
    More Details Hide Details The University of Kentucky announced that it would present him with an honorary degree at its 2007 commencement.
    Clooney became a strong activist for Darfur. He has done several open forums and speeches at local high schools in Ohio and Kentucky, and has participated in different rallies for Darfur. On March 16, 2007, following a Darfur rally, Clooney was awarded an honorary Class of 1952 diploma from St. Xavier High School, the high school he attended in Cincinnati before moving to California.
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  • 2006
    Age 72
    In 2006, Clooney and his son George travelled to Darfur, Sudan, and filmed a documentary, A Journey to Darfur, which was broadcast on American cable TV as well as in United Kingdom and France.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, it was released on DVD with the proceeds from its sale being donated to the International Rescue Committee to help the people of Darfur.
  • 2004
    Age 70
    Clooney ran as a Democrat in the 2004 election for a seat in the House of Representatives representing Kentucky's 4th Congressional District.
    More Details Hide Details His opponent for the open seat was Republican Geoff Davis. Clooney was recruited to run by Ken Lucas, the outgoing Democratic congressman who had held onto the conservative district with his moderate views. With his name recognition and well-publicized endorsement from Lucas, Clooney was a big favorite to keep the seat in Democratic hands. Early in 2004, Davis fought through a (sometimes rough) three-way Republican primary. Despite a commanding early lead, when the national media began to report on the electoral contest (due to his famous son George Clooney), the local and regional press began to use the phrase "Heartland vs. Hollywood" to describe the race. Clooney's lead began to disappear and he was dealt a blow when both The Kentucky Enquirer and the Community Press newspapers endorsed Davis. Clooney lost 44% to 54%. During his concession speech, he said his short career in politics was over. He went back to writing a column for The Cincinnati Post three times a week, covering a wide range of topics, until the Posts discontinuation at the end of 2007.
  • 1999
    Age 65
    In 1999, he returned to his former radio home WSAI in Cincinnati, starting as afternoon host September 13, then moving to mornings in November to replace Bob Braun, who had health problems.
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  • 1989
    Age 55
    Clooney entered print media in 1989 with a column in The Cincinnati Post, then in 1994, after a short stint as a news anchor for NBC affiliate WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York, resurfaced nationally in television as a host and researcher for the cable channel American Movie Classics, where he introduced and presented backgrounds of classic movies, along with Bob Dorian.
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  • 1984
    Age 50
    After leaving WKRC in 1984, Clooney worked in Los Angeles, California, as the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. co-anchor at KNBC, and later moved on to Salt Lake City, Utah for several years to host the evening news on the newly created Fox affiliate KSTU.
    More Details Hide Details He returned again to WKRC-TV in the late 1980s, but by that time, NBC affiliate WLWT was number one in the late newscast with former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer as its main anchor; Clooney was not able to lead WKRC back to ratings leadership it enjoyed in the past.
  • 1977
    Age 43
    As a journalist, he is probably best remembered for his coverage of the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire and its aftermath, which spanned several years.
    More Details Hide Details Many people in the region first heard about the fire from Clooney when WKRC interrupted its Saturday night prime-time schedule to broadcast news of the fire. Clooney pursued a hard news focus that was quite different from the sensationalism often seen on local television. Under his leadership, WKRC-TV became a solid #1 in the local news ratings, dethroning CBS affiliate WCPO-TV, which had controlled ratings for more than two decades under Al Schottelkotte's leadership.
  • 1975
    Age 41
    After ABC canceled The Money Maze on July 4, 1975, Clooney returned to WKRC-TV and became the station's news director and lead anchor.
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  • 1974
    Age 40
    In December 1974, he gained his first national fame by hosting the short-lived ABC daytime game show The Money Maze.
    More Details Hide Details Broadcast nationally on ABC at 4 p.m., WKRC-TV (at the time an ABC affiliate) delayed "The Money Maze" so it could be seen back-to-back with "The Nick Clooney Show" at 10:30 and 11 a.m., respectively.
  • 1968
    Age 34
    Clooney had a five-year stint in the 1960s as news anchor at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky, then went to Ohio to host his own TV show, the "Nick Clooney Show", first in Columbus, Ohio, for WLWC television in 1968, then for Cincinnati's WCPO-TV in 1969, and finally with its greatest degree of success for crosstown rival WKRC-TV through the early 1970s.
    More Details Hide Details The "Nick Clooney Show" was a local morning show, with a variety and talk-show format.
  • 1959
    Age 25
    When that did not work out, Clooney moved to Ohio, where he met Nina Warren when she was a contestant in a beauty pageant he was judging; they married in August 1959.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to his son, George, Nick Clooney has a daughter named Adelia (known as Ada).
  • 1934
    Age 0
    Born on January 13, 1934.
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