Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Conrad gets a TV show

Conrad Black, the former newspaper tycoon, will host a 26-episode interview show on VisionTV, part of the media stable of Moses Znaimer.

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Wed, January 30 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Conrad gets a TV show

Conrad Black’s plan for a low-profile, post-prison life

The Globe and Mail’s Paul Waldie communicated with Canada’s most high-profile ex-convict, who plans a simple life of writing public books, conducting private business and trying to lose weight.

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Tue, May 15 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Conrad Black’s plan for a low-profile, post-prison life

Conrad Black is coming home?!?!

Lord Black of Crossharbour, a former Canadian citizen, is getting approved for temporary residency in Canada despite being a convicted criminal, the Globe and Mail is reporting.

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Tue, May 1 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Conrad Black is coming home?!?!

Conrad will soon be leaving the slammer

Disgraced media mogul and former Canadian citizen Conrad Black could be out of jail by the end of this coming week, the Toronto Star reports.

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Sun, April 29 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Conrad will soon be leaving the slammer

The Conrad Black award?!?!

Apparently there is such a thing as the Conrad Black Award for Outstanding Conservative Journalism. It’s issued by the Ontario Progressive Conservative Campus Assocation. I asked on Twitter if this was a joke.

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Tue, February 14 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on The Conrad Black award?!?!

My schadenfraude headline of the day!

Conrad Black loses Florida mansion

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Thu, March 25 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on My schadenfraude headline of the day!

See you in late 2013, Conrad

His Blackness entered the Big House around noon local time today, and I don’t mean his mansion in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Mon, March 3 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on See you in late 2013, Conrad

6-plus years; US$125,000; US$6.1 million

Conrad gets a 6½-year prison sentence, a US$125,000 fine and must pay $6.1 million in restitution.

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Mon, December 10 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on 6-plus years; US$125,000; US$6.1 million

Conrad, we hardly knew ye

The portrait of Conrad Black painted in a defence document is distinctly at odds with the disgraced media tycoon’s public persona.

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Thu, November 29 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Conrad, we hardly knew ye

‘The self-made pundit’

The Tyee’s Tom Barrett on just how Chicago lawyer Hugh Totten got to be quoted so much during the Conrad Black trial.

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Wed, July 25 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on ‘The self-made pundit’