Richard Dean Anderson

American actor Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson is an American television and film actor, television producer and composer. He began his television career in 1976 as Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap opera series General Hospital, then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver (1985–1992). Anderson later appeared in films, including Through the Eyes of a Killer (1992), Pandora's Clock (1996) and Firehouse (1997).
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Amtrak CEO to testify before U.S. House in wake of accidents
Reuters.com - 10 days
WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Amtrak Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson will testify next week before a U.S. House of Representatives panel on the adoption of anti-crash technologies in the wake of a number of fatal accidents involving the U.S. passenger railroad.
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Speeding train in deadly Washington crash was waiting for safety system to be fitted
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Critical speed-control technology that could have prevented a derailment near Seattle was not active before the train set off on its maiden voyage, it has emerged. Work to install the sophisticated, GPS-based technology known as positive train control isn't expected to be completed until next spring on the newly opened 15-mile line where the train crashed, according to Sound Transit, the public agency that owns the tracks.   The train was travelling at 80mph in a 30mph zone when it raced off the rails as they curved toward a bridge, hurtling train cars onto a highway below, investigators said. Three people were killed, and dozens were injured. Investigators say they are looking into whether the engineer was distracted. A positive train control system could have detected the speeding and automatically applied the brakes to stop the train, said Najmedin Meshkati, a University of Southern California professor who has studied the technology for three decades. "It is another layer of safet...
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Richard Anderson, of ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman,’ Dies at 91
NYTimes - 6 months
A familiar face to both TV and film audiences, Mr. Anderson was typically cast as an upright authority figure.
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'The Six Million Dollar Man' actor Richard Anderson dies at 91
Fox News - 6 months
Richard Anderson, the tall, handsome actor best known for costarring simultaneously in the popular 1970s television shows "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman," has died at age 91.
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Scientists grow mouse eggs from stem cells in lab
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Japanese scientists said Monday they had grown mouse eggs entirely in the lab, then fertilised them to yield fertile offspring, a scientific first cautiously hailed by experts in human reproduction. The technique -- which involved coaxing stem cells into becoming mature eggs -- was still much too risky and controversial to be reproduced in humans, commentators said. "This is the first report of anyone being able to develop fully mature and fertilisable eggs in a laboratory setting right through from the earliest stages of oocyte (immature egg) development," commented Richard Anderson of the University of Edinburgh's MRC Centre for Reproductive Health.
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'MacGyver' creator launches search for 'The Next MacGyver'
LATimes - almost 3 years
It's been a couple of decades since "MacGyver," the once-ubiquitous series starring Richard Dean Anderson as the world's most handy secret agent, went off the air. Time for a new MacGyver. But this time, it'll be a woman.
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'State of the industry' aviation summit kicks off in Qatar
USA Today - over 3 years
Delta's Richard Anderson and JetBlue's Dave Barger are among the U.S. CEOs attending.
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Delta Tops Estimates and Projects Strong Growth
The Street - about 4 years
ATLANTA (TheStreet) -- Delta   beat fourth-quarter analysts' estimates and projected strong growth for the current quarter and year, accompanied by effective cost controls. The carrier said net income excluding items was $558 million, or 65 cents a share. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had estimated 63 cents. Revenue rose 6% to $9.1 billion. Analysts had estimated $9 billion. Including an $8 billion non-cash gain associated with the reversal of the company's tax valuation allowance, net income was $8.5 billion. In premarket trading Tuesday, Delta shares were up $1.08 to $32.15. "Our December quarter profit caps off a successful year for Delta with strong profitability and margin expansion, industry-leading operations and significant improvements in customer satisfaction," said CEO Richard Anderson, in a prepared statement. "We have a solid set of initiatives in place to improve our financial results, operational performance and customer satisfaction levels beyond 2013's reco...
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Top 3 Ways the U.S. Favors Middle East Airlines Over U.S. Airlines
The Street - about 4 years
WASHINGTON (TheStreet) -- As the big three Middle East carriers continue their rapid expansion into the U.S., the threat to domestic carriers intensifies as the government assists Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways in inexplicable ways, said the president of the leading airline pilot union. Emirates, Etihad and Qatar are all state-owned carriers capable of trading short-term profits for the potential of expansive air service, said Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, in an interview. "All three airlines have a similar business model, and that is to take over all the international flying in the world," Moak said. "They continue to add routes and order aircraft, and they are willing to do that at a financial loss." Oddly, government policies appear to tilt in favor of the Middle East carriers at the expense of domestic airlines. For instance, the State Department wants to place a U.S. Customs and Border Protection at a pre-clearance facility in Abu ...
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Iconic Boeing 747 Could Be Nearing It's End
Huffington Post - over 4 years
-- For decades, the Boeing 747 was the Queen of the Skies. But the glamorous double-decker jumbo jet that revolutionized air travel and shrunk the globe could be nearing the end of the line. Boeing has cut its production target twice in six months. Just 18 will be produced in each of the next two years. Some brand-new 747s go into storage as soon as they leave the plant. Counting cancellations, it hadn't sold a single 747 this year until Korean Air bought five on Thursday. Boeing says it's committed to the 747, and sees a market for it in regions like Asia. But most airlines simply don't want big, four-engine planes anymore. They prefer newer two-engine jets that fly the same distance while burning less fuel. "We had four engines when jet engine technology wasn't advanced," Delta Air Lines Inc. CEO Richard Anderson said at a recent conference. "Now jet engines are amazing, amazing machines and you only need two of them." Delta inherited 16 747s when it bought Northwest Airlines ...
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Delta CEO Richard Anderson criticizes Japanese government's protection of domestic carriers
Yahoo News - over 4 years
TOKYO - The CEO of Delta Air Lines is urging the Japanese government to open the country's skies to greater competition from foreign airlines.
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Delta CEO gives up seat for mom late to pick up daughter
The Business Journals - over 4 years
A mom trying to get home to pick up her young daughter from a summer camp for children with diabetes is singing the praises of Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson after the executive gave up his seat on a flight so that she could make it home. The passenger, Jessie Frank, said she was not aware who had given up the seat until the flight was arriving in Atlanta. Frank wrote about the experience on Facebook, where she posted, "An open letter to Delta CEO Richard Anderson." She wrote that she was…
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Airline CEO's Kind Gesture Makes Mom's Day
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's a rare occasion for a customer to publicly thank an airline for a job well done. Rarer still are CEO's willing to give up their seat on said airline so a passenger can make it home on time. Delta CEO Richard Anderson is apparently no average CEO. As illustrated in a Facebook post by a happy customer Monday, Anderson relinquished his seat aboard a Delta flight last Thursday night so a tired mother could pick up her daughter from summer camp. After a travel day full of lengthy delays, cancellations, and mechanical failures due to the weather, passenger Jessie Frank writes that she was relieved to find that somehow, despite being 8th on the standby list, a spot had opened up for her. Frank hurried aboard the airplane and was helped to her seat by "a vaguely familiar face" who grabbed her bag and stored it in the plane's overhead bin. But as the plane began its descent, Frank had an epiphany: Suddenly I realized that “familiar face” was not an off-duty pilot. It w...
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Video: Delta CEO on frequent flier frustrations: I don't like to hear that
CBS News - over 4 years
Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about his company's purchase of an oil refinery, his investment in new infrastructure and why frequent flier miles are so difficult to redeem.
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Delta Airlines wants to stop Ex-Im help on big jets
Yahoo News - over 4 years
By Alwyn Scott (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc wants the U.S. Export-Import Bank to stop helping state-owned foreign airlines buy wide-body jets from Boeing Co , and would be willing to forgo such support for its own purchases if all such subsidies were eliminated, its chief executive said on Wednesday. "We would be perfectly willing, if we had a total moratorium on narrow-body and wide-body financing, to forego" export credit help on narrow-body jet purchases from Bombardier , Delta CEO Richard Anderson said in an interview with Reuters. ...
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Mobile Location-Based Advertising Dominates Market - Marketing 2.0
Business Review Australia - almost 5 years
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the total value of the global real-time mobile location-based advertising and marketing (LBA) market will grow from €526 million (AUS $654 million) in 2012 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 65 percent to € 6.5 billion (AUS $9 billion) in 2017. This will then correspond to 32.8 percent of all mobile advertising and marketing. This means that location-based advertising and marketing will represent around five percent of digital advertising, or more than one percent of the total global ad spend for all media. SMS, mobile search and coupons are today important high-volume LBA formats. Read Related Articles On Business Review Australia How To Market Your Brand On Photo Sharing Websites Tips For A Successful Mobile Campaign Multifaceted Digital Marketing: Using An External Agency The ability to precisely target prospective customers using real-time location is currently one ...
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TSA stands by plan to allow small knives on planes
Fox News - almost 5 years
The head of the Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers Thursday he stands by his plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal. It's unlikely in these days of hardened cockpit doors and other preventative measures that the small folding knives could be used by terrorists to take over a plane, TSA Administrator John Pistole told a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee. On the other hand, searching for the knives on passengers or in their carry-on bags is time consuming, Pistole said. TSA screeners confiscate about 2,000 such knives every day, with each incident chewing up about two to three minutes, he said. "I think the decision is solid and it stands and we plan to move forward," Pistole said. The policy, which goes into effect April 25, has sparked strong opposition from flight attendants, federal air marshals, some pilot unions, and even...
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American Airlines Expresses Concern About Knives
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
DALLAS -- American Airlines has "concern" over letting passengers carry small knives on planes, but it's stopping short of opposing the idea. American's senior vice president for government affairs, Will Ris, said Tuesday that government officials should "reassess" changes to the banned-items list so that airlines and airline employees can review new rules that take effect April 25. Ris explained American's position in a letter to John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. Flight attendants' groups, pilots' groups and Delta Air Lines oppose the TSA's plan, which would also let passengers carry hockey sticks, two golf clubs and other sporting gear currently banned from plane cabins. Some safety experts say that passengers with small knives could not bring down an airplane because cockpits were made more secure after 2001, when terrorists armed with box cutters hijacked and crashed two American Airlines and two United Airlines ...
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 59
    Anderson has also played the role of General Jack O'Neill in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe which first aired in October 2009.
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  • 2006
    Age 56
    Anderson briefly reprised his role as Angus MacGyver in 2006 when he appeared in a MasterCard commercial during Super Bowl XL.
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  • 2005
    Age 55
    A great fan of the television show The Simpsons, which he had continually referenced during his time on SG-1, Anderson was invited in 2005 to guest star on the show.
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  • 2002
    Age 52
    He and Prose split in 2002, sharing custody of Wylie.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 47
    Together with Michael Greenburg, Anderson created the Gekko Film Corporation. The company was involved with Stargate SG-1, producing every episode from 1997–2007 with the exception of 2006.
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    From 1997 to 2005, Anderson starred as Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1, based on the movie Stargate starring Kurt Russell and James Spader.
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    He played the lead from 1997 to 2005 and had a recurring role from 2005 to 2007.
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    In 1997, Anderson returned to television as the lead actor of the series Stargate SG-1, a spin-off of the 1994 film Stargate.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 26
    He began his television career in 1976, playing Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap-opera series General Hospital, then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver (1985–1992).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Age 0
    Born on January 23, 1950.
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