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Winston Salem 911 Dispatcher Suspended For Oprah Comments

A 911 dispatcher has been suspended for making racist remarks to another dispatcher during the emergency call with Maya  Angelou’s  caretaker. 

911 Dispatcher Suspended

During the recorded audio conversation between the primary dispatcher and the caller (Maya Andelou’s care taker),   John Ruckh,  a veteran dispatcher with the Forsyth County EMS,  could  be overheard criticizing Oprah Winfrey during the call.

John Ruckh has worked for the Winston Salem EMS for 24 years.

NOTE:  As Ruckh was making the comments, the primary dispatcher was instructing the caretaker as she attempt to perform CPR on Ms Andelou.

John Ruckh, a veteran dispatcher of 24 years with the city is heard in the background … making critical comments to someone about Oprah.

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Ruckh — who did not take the actual call — is heard telling someone at the emergency station that “Oprah has fallen out of grace because of an interview she did.” He claims that Oprah said in the interview that, “There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.”

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Ruckh has insisted  that he used no racial slurs during the conversation, saying, “Unfortunately I work in a high-profile job and everything’s recorded.”

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Oprah’s interview which he made reference to, was on November 15, 2013.  The interview was with Will Gompertz, a  BCC News Correspondent in the UK.

She was in the UK to promote her new film  “The Butler,” and forthrightly told  Gompertz that there needed to be some demographic pruning to stamp out racism more fully.

“There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die,” she said.

Oprah’s Interview with BCC News Correspondent Will Gompertz

Elizabeth Vargas in Rehab for Alcohol Dependency

Elizabeth Vargas RehabTMZ.com  is reporting that Elizabeth Vargas is an American television journalist who is anchor of ABC’s television news magazine 20/20 and news specials is in rehab for alcohol abuse-dependence.

Vargas who has been MIA for a couple of weeks reportedly checked into a inpatient facility a couple of weeks ago. Sources say that she is expected to remain in treatment for several weeks.

Vargas released a statement in which she said “I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And I feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming.”  She added , “Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge one day at a time.”

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A spokesperson for the ABC network says they supports her and looks forward to welcoming her back.

Among the most recognized and revered television newsmagazines, “20/20” was ABC’s answer to CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Though some stories were humorous, light-hearted and sometimes frivolous features, the meat of “20/20’s” programming was investigative reporting many times exposing corporate, medical, educational and governmental wrongdoing, incompetence and criminal negligence and reports on news events of the week from (often) different angles than was seen on the nightly news.

Elizabeth Vargas Biography

Elizabeth Vargas Marc Cohn MarriedElizabeth Vargas Personal Life:   After three years of dating, on July 20, 2002, Vargas married singer-songwriter Marc Cohn.

Marc Craig Cohn is a Grammy Award-winning American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician, best known for his song “Walking In Memphis” from his eponymous 1991 album “Marc Cohn”.

They were introduced by Andre Agassi at the 1999 U.S. Open.

They have two children, Zachary Raphael Cohn (January 31, 2003) and Samuel Wyatt Cohn (August 16, 2006). Vargas also has two stepchildren, Max and Emily, from Cohn’s first marriage.

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On Nov. 6, 2013, ABC confirmed a New York Daily News story that Vargas was undergoing treatment for a drinking problem. “Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction,” Vargas said. “I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol.”

20/20 | Investigative Journalism & News Magazine

The Official Website of Marc Cohn

Walking in Memphis1991Marc Cohn
The Things We’ve Handed Down1993The Rainy Season
Silver Thunderbird1991Marc Cohn
True Companion1991Marc Cohn

Geraldo Rivera Sued by Talent Agency

Geraldo Rivera Sued By Agent Who Negotiated Fox News Deal

Agency Suing Geraldo RiveraGeraldo  Rivera, is being sued for allegedly stiffing his longtime talent agency.

The William Morris Endeavor Agency represented Rivera for nearly a quarter of a century, guiding him “as he rose from news correspondent to a household name.”

According to the lawsuit, the agency  negotiated a deal between Rivera and  Fox News Network which ran through 2011.  The agency, claims that Geraldo allegedly just stopped paying the 10% commission 2 years before the deal ended.

ABOUT:  Geraldo Rivera is an American attorney, journalist, author, reporter, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. Wikipedia
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Lance Armstrong, Girlfriend and Kids Board Plane in Hawaii

Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong was spotted for the first time since he sat down for  his  tell all…”I used enhancing performing drugs… I admit it… but I did not cheat”  interview with  Oprah which aired on…..

Armstrong, his girlfriend Anna Hansen and their children, Maxwell, 3, and Olivia were seen boarding a private plane in Hawaii.

According to sources…the family is believed to have been staying in a luxury private home on the tropical island of Kona in order to remain out of the media spotlight in light of the doping scandal.

Despite Armstrong’s interview…many believe that  he hasn’t come completely clean and that his confession was without sincerity.

“Extraordinary allegations require extraordinary evidence.”  Quote by….Lance Armstrong
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