Edward Andrew Schultz (January 27, 1954 – July 5, 2018) was an American television/radio host, a political commentator, and a former sports broadcaster.
He was the host of The Ed Show, a weekday news talk program on MSNBC from 2009 to 2015, and The Ed Schultz Show, a talk radio show, nationally syndicated by Dial Global from 2004 to 2014. The radio show ended on May 23, 2014, and was replaced by a one-hour podcast, Ed Schultz News and Commentary, which ran from 2015 until his 2018 death. Schultz most recently hosted a daily primetime weekday show, News with Ed Schultz, on RT America TV channel based in Washington, D.C., that is part of the RT network.
1 Early life
2 Broadcasting career
2.2 Talk radio
2.3 The Ed Show
2.4 Ed Schultz News and Commentary
2.5 The News with Ed Schultz
3 Political views
6 See also
8 External links
Schultz was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and grew up in the Larchmont area near Old Dominion University, the son of George (June 19, 1910 – May 6, 1992, an aeronautical engineer) and Mary (July 27, 1915 – July 22, 2002, an English teacher) Schultz. He attended Larchmont Elementary School, Blair Junior High, and graduated in 1972 from Maury High School in Norfolk.
He moved to Minnesota to play football on a scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He made All-American and became the NAIA passing leader in 1977 and signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders. In 1979, Schultz tried out for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, a Canadian Football League team.
After his football career, he worked as a sportscaster in Fargo, North Dakota for two local stations, first KTHI-TV (now KVLY-TV) then from 1988 WDAY-TV. Schultz anchored nightly sports broadcasts at WDAY and starting in 1982 did radio play-by-play of North Dakota State University (NDSU) football games. Management asked Schultz to take some time off after an incident in which Schultz exited the broadcast booth to look for a North Dakota State fan who threw a bottle of Southern Comfort through the booth window.
Schultz, who was touted as the “Voice of the Bison” for many years at WDAY, left in 1996 and began broadcasting for KFGO in Fargo, doing play-by-play work on University of North Dakota (UND) Fighting Sioux football broadcasts beginning in 1998. Schultz left as UND play-by-play man in 2003 to focus on his national radio show. Schultz was a finalist to replace Lee Hamilton, who was fired, as the radio voice of the Minnesota Vikings, but the job went to Terry Stembridge, Jr., but he was released also and Paul Allen was hired to replace Stembridge in 2002.
Schultz in Washington, D.C. in January 2007
In 1992, Schultz became a conservative political talk show host on WDAY-AM. In 1996, Schultz moved to KFGO. Schultz’s News and Views radio show was very similar to his WDAY Viewpoint program and quickly grew into a regional broadcast dominating the North Dakota airwaves, with additional listeners in South Dakota, western Minnesota, Montana, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. His political views leaned towards the right during the early years, and Schultz told the Los Angeles Times that he “lined up with the Republicans because they were anti-tax and I wanted to make a lot of money.” His political views became more liberal after he visited a Salvation Army cafeteria in 1998 and later took his radio show on the road riding in a 38-foot motor home. Throughout the tour, Schultz visited families in rural North Dakota and described his tour as “the on-the-job experience that have changed my thinking as to where we’re going as a country.”
Schultz pondered a run as a Republican for the US House of Representatives against Democratic Representative Earl Pomeroy in 1994, but decided against it after visiting with state Republican leaders.
The Ed Schultz Show was broadcast from the Fargo, North Dakota, studios of KFGO via the Jones Radio Network to over 100 radio stations (as of October 2005). The show was syndicated by Dial Global, and could be heard nationwide on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Sirius Left” channel, and XM Radio’s America Left channel. The program was also be heard on Armed Forces Radio. Schultz’s radio show moved to New York City in May 2009, a relocation brought on by his new television show at MSNBC. He continued to experience audience growth throughout 2005 and into 2006.
Schultz interviewed guests and often featured Norman Goldman as “Senior Legal Analyst” when issues of law were discussed. Goldman was a frequent substitute host because he maintained high ratings for Schultz’s show. Goldman’s popularity made it a natural step for him to host his own national talk show. Norman Goldman, a Los Angeles lawyer, describes himself as “fiercely independent” and continues to acknowledge Schultz’s mentoring.
According to a 2008 survey done by Talkers magazine, Schultz ranked #17 nationally, with a weekly audience of more than 3 million listeners. On November 30, 2006, Schultz announced he was moving to the “prime real estate” time slot from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern Time, to compete directly with Rush Limbaugh whose show is broadcast in that time slot.
During his show on May 24, 2011, Schultz called Laura Ingraham both a “right-wing slut” and a “talk slut.” Feminist organizations including the Women’s Media Center called for his suspension. The following day he issued an apology by saying he “used vile and inappropriate language when talking about talk show host Laura Ingraham. I am deeply sorry, and I apologize. It was wrong, uncalled for and I recognize the severity of what I said. I apologize to you, Laura, and ask for your forgiveness.” He offered an indefinite self-suspension without pay. Ingraham accepted his apology: “Ed Schultz said something about me on his show that was not all that nice, to say the least. It was pretty crude. He apologized, and I accept his apology. It seemed heartfelt, it seemed like he really wished he hadn’t said it and I accept that apology.” MSNBC issued a statement saying that it had accepted Schultz’s offer to take one week of unpaid leave over the matter. Schultz ended his radio show on May 23, 2014. He stated on MSNBC, “This change will give me more flexibility to be on the road, to do the kind of shows I want to do here for The Ed Show here on MSNBC. This is on me, you know. I just don’t want to do a three-hour talk show anymore.”
The Ed Show
On April 1, 2009, MSNBC announced the launch of The Ed Show, anchored by Schultz. The program replaced the 6 p.m. show 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with David Shuster, who moved to the 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. slot. The Ed Show debuted at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2009. At the close of 2010, Schultz made The Nation’s Progressive Honor Roll as the Most Valuable TV Voice and was deemed the “most populist of MSNBC’s hosts”.
After Keith Olbermann left MSNBC, The Ed Show moved to the 10 p.m. ET time slot on January 24, 2011.
On August 15, 2011, Schultz used an edited video clip of Texas Governor Rick Perry at a rally talking about the national debt crisis. Governor Perry said “getting America back to work is the most important issue that faces this country, being able to pay off $14.5 trillion or $16 trillion worth of debt. That big black cloud that hangs over America, that debt that is so monstrous.” The audio of the clip was cut off after “America”, so Schultz’s audience did not hear “that debt that is so monstrous”. Governor Perry refers to the debt before and after the “big black cloud” statement. Schultz said, “That black cloud Perry is talking about is President Barack Obama.” The following day on his TV show Schultz apologized for taking Governor Perry out of context. “We did not present the full context of those statements and we should have … No doubt about it, it was a mistake and we regret the error … we should not have included it in our coverage.”
On October 19, 2011, NBC announced that effective October 24, 2011, The Ed Show would be moving to the 8 p.m. Eastern slot, with The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell returning to the 10 p.m. slot. On March 9, 2012, Politico reported that Schultz had received nearly $200,000 in speaking fees and advertisement charges from labor unions without publicly disclosing this income, a potential conflict of interest for his television show, which is billed as a news program.
In April 2011, NBC News producer and sound engineer Michael Queen sued Schultz, claiming Schultz should have compensated him for helping him get a TV show on MSNBC. Schultz argued there was no such agreement with Queen, and countersued Queen. On April 30, 2012, Washington federal district court Judge Beryl Howell issued a summary judgment that neither party owed anything to the other party. On April 4, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned part of that judgment, saying that Queen’s claim of breach of partnership duties presented a “genuine issue of material fact” that deserved to be heard by a jury. Judge Howell scheduled the lawsuit for trial on May 11, 2015.
Schultz left his nightly 8 p.m. ET show to host a twice-a-week MSNBC show on weekends from 5 PM to 6PM ET beginning April 2013. The 8 PM weekdays time slot was taken over on April 1, 2013, with All In with Chris Hayes. Effective August 26, 2013, The Ed Show moved back to weekdays at 5 PM ET.
On July 30, 2015, MSNBC President Phil Griffin announced that the series had been cancelled in an effort to transition to news reporting.The program aired its final episode on July 31, 2015 without Schultz being present.
Ed Schultz News and Commentary
After cancellation on MSNBC, Schultz did a half-hour podcast every weekday commenting on news and issues. His platform was much more mobile and able to take his show to the streets among those people whom he supported in the labor movement. His podcast was carried by RingofFireRadio.com and Wegoted.com.
The News with Ed Schultz
On January 14, 2016, Ed Schultz announced he would start hosting The News with Ed Schultz on RT America. He gives his story of why he left MSNBC on The Liberal Media Myth | Episode 139 (April 19, 2018) 15:07, The Humanist Report on YouTube.
In the late 1990s, Schultz stated that a series of events changed his political views from the right of the political spectrum to left of the spectrum. One event was his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, which began a long, slow decline of her mental health. Schultz found it frustrating trying to get her the services that she needed. Another was that he met a psychiatric nurse named Wendy who ran a homeless shelter in Fargo, North Dakota. He attributed much of his political change to her. Although he had criticized the homeless on his show, he said in his book that she helped to humanize them and he reportedly found that some of the people he had insulted were veterans, unable to get the psychiatric or medical services that might help them. He says that was the moment he began to look at poverty differently.
He became a Democrat in 2000, marking the formal turn in his politics from conservative to liberal. He began to hold benefits to raise money for people in the heartland who were going through tough times. Schultz considered running for the Democratic-NPL party nomination for governor against incumbent Republican John Hoeven in 2004, but decided to continue his more lucrative career in radio. Schultz has since declared himself a “lefty” and centers a large portion of his radio show on the “plight of working Americans”. He stated that he and his sons are gun owners, although he supports some gun control measures. Regarding abortion, he was quoted as stating: “Now, as far as abortion is concerned, in my heart I’m a Christian. I’m against it. But we’re livin’ in a country where the majority rule and I’m not, as a talk show host, overturning Roe v Wade.”
Schultz’s death was announced on July 5, 2018. According to sources, he died of natural causes in Washington, D.C. where he was working for the Russian TV network RT.
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Joe Jackson (manager)
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Jackson during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
Born Joseph Walter Jackson
July 26, 1928
Fountain Hill, Arkansas, U.S.
Died June 27, 2018 (aged 89)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Occupation Talent manager
Spouse(s) Katherine Scruse (m. 1949; his death 2018)
Children 11 (See below)
Parent(s) Samuel Jackson
Crystal Lee King
Joseph Walter Jackson (July 26, 1928 – June 27, 2018) was an American talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers that includes his children Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. He was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2014.
1 Early life and ancestry
2 The Jackson 5
4 Public image
5 Later years
8 External links
Early life and ancestry
Joseph Walter Jackson was born to Samuel Jackson (1893–1992), a university professor, and Crystal Lee King (1907–1997), in Fountain Hill, Arkansas, on July 26, 1928 (although, according to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame and Katherine Jackson’s book, My Family, The Jacksons, the year was 1929). Jackson was the eldest of five children. He was of African and Native American Ancestry.
Jackson recalled from early childhood that his father was domineering and strict, and he described himself in his memoir, The Jacksons as a “lonely child that had only few friends”. After his parents separated when he was twelve, his mother, two brothers, and sister moved to East Chicago, Indiana, a suburb outside Chicago in Northwest Indiana, and he moved with his father to Oakland, California. When he was 18, after his father remarried, he moved to East Chicago to live with his mother, two brothers, and sister. He soon got a job in East Chicago at Inland Steel Company, but did not finish high school. While in East Chicago, he began to pursue his dreams of becoming a boxer and found success with the Golden Gloves program. While he was preparing for a professional boxing career, he met 17-year-old Katherine Scruse, who also lived in East Chicago and attended Washington High School; Joe married another woman and in less than a year he was divorced before he started dating Katherine.
Joseph and Katherine were married on November 5, 1949. In January 1950, they purchased a small two-bedroom home on 2300 Jackson Street near East Chicago in Gary, Indiana. The Jacksons’ first child, Maureen Reillette “Rebbie” Jackson, was born four months later on May 29, 1950, in the Jackson house. Still employed at Inland Steel, Jackson left his hopes of becoming a professional boxer in order to support his family, and began working there as a full-time crane operator. He later took a second part-time job at American Foundries in East Chicago. In the meantime, his wife Katherine tended to their growing family. Eventually in the late 1950s she started working part-time at Sears in Gary. The Jacksons would go on to have ten children (their son Brandon Jackson died just after he was born). During the early 1950s, Jackson briefly performed with his own blues band The Falcons, playing guitar. Despite their efforts, The Falcons did not get a recording deal and subsequently broke up after one of their members, Thornton “Pookie” Hudson, founded his own band in 1952. That band would go on to become a successful doo-wop group named The Spaniels.
The Jackson 5
See also: The Jackson 5
Jackson began working with his sons’ musical group in the early 1960s, first working with his three eldest sons, Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. Younger sons Marlon and Michael eventually joined the backing band. Joseph began enforcing long and intense rehearsals for his sons. At first, the group went under The Jackson Brothers. Following the inclusions of Marlon and Michael in the group and Michael’s increased vocal presence within the group, their name was changed to The Jackson 5. After a couple of years performing in talent contests and high school functions, Joseph booked them in more and more respectable venues until they landed a spot at the renowned Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City. On November 21, 1967, The Jackson 5 were signed by Jackson to their first professional contract with Gordon Keith, owner and first president of Steeltown Records in Gary, Indiana. The group’s first single “Big Boy,” with Michael as the lead singer, was released by Keith on January 31, 1968 on the Steeltown label. “Big Boy” became a local hit and brothers became local celebrities after it was played on radio stations in the Chicago-Gary area. Within the year, Jackson helped to land his sons an audition for Motown Records in Detroit. The Jackson 5 were signed with Motown in March 1969.
Jackson later relocated his family to California and supervised every recording session the group made for Motown. The group began to receive nationwide fame after their first single for Motown, “I Want You Back”, hit #1 following its release on October 7, 1969, followed by their first album, Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 in December 1969. After the Jackson 5′s first four singles, “I Want You Back” (The Jackson 5, 1969), “ABC” (The Jackson 5, 1970), “The Love You Save” (The Jackson 5, 1970), and “I’ll Be There” (The Jackson 5, 1970) sold 10 million copies in 10 months, setting a world record for sales, it became clear to Jackson that his dream to make his sons the first African-American teenagers to become internationally known recording stars had come true.
In 1973, wanting to reassert his control, Jackson had his family, including youngest son Randy, and daughters Rebbie, La Toya and Janet perform at casinos and resorts in Las Vegas, inspired by the success of fellow family act, The Osmonds.
Joseph had also formed his own record label, Ivory Tower International Records and signed artists under his management in which they toured internationally with The Jackson 5 as opening acts in 1974. In 1975, the Jackson 5, with the exception of Jermaine, left Motown and signed a lucrative deal with Epic Records. Michael Jackson had brokered a deal where they could eventually produce their own songs, leading to Motown retaining the Jackson 5 name, so they renamed themselves The Jacksons in 1976.
In 1978, Joseph’s youngest son, Randy, released his solo single “How Can I Be Sure” on Joseph’s record label. In 1982, Joseph established Janet Jackson’s career at age 16 as a recording artist while managing her. He financed the recording of his daughter’s first demo then, arranged her a recording contract with A&M Records and began recording her debut album, overseen by him.
Joseph was alleged to have engaged in a lasting extramarital affair; this prompted Katherine to file for divorce on March 9, 1973 with a Los Angeles County clerk, but she chose to rescind the divorce papers.
The following year, Joseph fathered a child with Cheryl Terrell; their daughter, Joh’Vonnie Jackson, was born on August 30, 1974. This led Joseph and Cheryl to a 25-year-long affair while raising their daughter Joh’Vonnie. Katherine attempted once again to divorce her husband in 1982, but again was persuaded to drop the action. Joseph then moved away to Las Vegas, with Katherine remaining at the Jackson family home Hayvenhurst in Encino, California. Despite living separately, Katherine and Joe remained officially married until his death; Katherine denied the rumours that she and Joseph were estranged.
Jackson had eleven children, ten with his wife Katherine Jackson (née Scruse):
Maureen Reillette “Rebbie” Jackson (born May 29, 1950)
Sigmund Esco “Jackie” Jackson (born May 4, 1951)
Toriano Adaryll “Tito” Jackson (born October 15, 1953)
Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (born December 11, 1954)
La Toya Yvonne Jackson (born May 29, 1956)
Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957)
Brandon Jackson (March 12, 1957 – March 12, 1957)
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
Steven Randall “Randy” Jackson (born October 29, 1961)
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966)
Joh’Vonnie Jackson (born August 30, 1974)
In the late 1980s Joseph’s image as a father became tarnished as the media reported stories told by his children that he was abusive towards them. When he managed his family, he allegedly ordered each of them to call him “Joseph”, which contributed to several siblings having been estranged from him. Michael Jackson claimed that from a young age he was physically and emotionally abused by his father, enduring incessant rehearsals, whippings and name-calling, but also admitting that his father’s strict discipline played a large part in his success. Michael first spoke openly about his childhood abuse in a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey. He said that during his childhood he often cried from loneliness. Michael recalled that Joseph sat in a chair with a belt in his hand as Michael and his siblings rehearsed and that “if you didn’t do it the right way, he would tear you up, really get you.” Joseph admitted to whipping his children with switches and belts as punishment, but said he did not do so at random, and claimed never to have used any hard object as he felt was implied by the word “beating.”
Despite the abuse allegations, Michael honored his father with an annual “Joseph Jackson Day” at Neverland Ranch and ultimately forgave him, noting that Joseph’s deep-South upbringing during the Great Depression and the Jim Crow years and working-class adulthood hardened him emotionally and made him push his children to succeed as entertainers.
Both Joe and Katherine have denied the characterization of abuse. Katherine has said that while the whippings may be viewed as abuse by current generations, such methods were normal ways to discipline children for misbehavior in those days. Other siblings, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, have denied that their father had been abusive. Some of Jackson’s sons went on to be at the center of various abuse cases, with Randy being charged with beating his wife and daughter.
Joseph Jackson was portrayed by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs in the mini-series The Jacksons: An American Dream, and by Frederic Tucker in the 2004 VH1 biopic Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story.
Jackson at an event in 2007
In 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
In 2014, Jackson accepted the award on behalf of his son Michael, when he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The following year he was awarded The Rhythm & Blues 2015 Humanitarian Award. In June 2015, Jackson appeared at the BET Awards 2015 with daughter Janet Jackson as she accepted the Ultimate Icon Award.
On July 27, 2015, Jackson was rushed into a hospital after a stroke and heart arrhythmia while celebrating his 87th birthday in Brazil. He was not stable enough to fly out of the country for further treatment until two weeks later. Upon his arrival to Los Angeles, California on August 11, he was treated at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to correct his blurred vision following the stroke.
In January 2017, Jackson’s brother Lawrence died.
On June 22, 2018, TMZ reported that Jackson was hospitalized in Las Vegas in the final stages of terminal pancreatic cancer. He died at a hospice in Las Vegas on June 27 at the age of 89.
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I didn’t know Jimmy had died I found out on Father’s Day while on Facebook. While going through the posts for Father’s Day. His death shock me because I know him to be fit and in good shape.
I felt bad hearing the news about his death, because I haven’t been in touch over the past three years I was recovering from an illness. I still don’t know the circumstances of his passing, but I wish wife, his daughter and the rest of his family deepest condolences. He was a kind and considerate person and would be missed. I hope that the following Mu-ji-man Codes will bring some peace and closure.
Coded Age :39
Death Age :41
3 24323 11451 7133452911 16391756 12 15 21
It is always sad to hear of the death of A famous celebrity like Anthony Bourdain, especially the manner in which he died.Here at the mu-ji-man Codes we will like to wish his daughter,and other remaining members of his family deep condolences ,and to share this with the family hopefully,it will bring some peace and make some sense of his sudden departure.
THE MU-JI-MAN CODES FOR ANTHONY BOURDAIN ARE AS FOLLOWS.
CODED AGE: 62 DEATH AGE 61(he would have been celebrating his 62nd birthday on the 25 of this month)THE FOLLOWING IS HIS COMPLETE CODES: 3779 4615086574938153263919542762312691532143124513 ( 2) .
Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. Wikipedia
Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.
My house is run, essentially, by an adopted, fully clawed cat with a mean nature.
I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.
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