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Meredith Vieira joins #WhyIStayed campaign, reveals why she stayed

Meredith Vieira joins #WhyIStayed campaign, reveals why she stayed

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) --Meredith Vieira will address a time in which she was involved in an abusive relationship, and why she stayed, during her talk show on Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
Meredith Vieira's new talk show to feature 'storytelling, humor'

Meredith Vieira's new talk show to feature 'storytelling, humor'

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) --Meredith Vieira's new NBC talk show, "The Meredith Vieira Show," will feature "games, a band, storytelling, humor" and have a "nighttime feel."
Annie Martin
Rosie O'Donnell may return to co-host 'The View'

Rosie O'Donnell may return to co-host 'The View'

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) --Rosie O'Donnell is reportedly in "active negotiations" to rejoin "The View" following the departure of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.
Annie Martin
Terry Crews says he has Regis Philbin's blessing for 'Millionaire' job

Terry Crews says he has Regis Philbin's blessing for 'Millionaire' job

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) --Terry Crews says original "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" host Regis Philbin gave him his blessing when he heard he would be taking over the U.S. game show.
Karen Butler
Barbara Walters tapes her final episode as co-host of 'The View'

Barbara Walters tapes her final episode as co-host of 'The View'

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) --Broadcasting legend Barbara Walters taped her final episode of {i:The View} Thursday and the program will air Friday.
Karen Butler
'Meredith Vieira Show' gets an announcer, band leader

'Meredith Vieira Show' gets an announcer, band leader

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- Everett Bradley and Jon Harris have joined "The Meredith Vieira Show" as band leader and announcer respectively.
Karen Butler
Past and present co-hosts will come together to celebrate Barbara Walters on 'The View'

Past and present co-hosts will come together to celebrate Barbara Walters on 'The View'

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- All 11 past and present "The View" co-hosts will come together to celebrate Barbara Walters' retirement in an upcoming special episode.
Annie Martin
Meredith Vieira will be first woman to cover Olympics for NBC

Meredith Vieira will be first woman to cover Olympics for NBC

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Meredith Vieira will make history as the first woman to cover the Olympics for NBC as she fills in for Bob Costas.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
By United Press International
Valerie Harper documentary to air on NBC Thursday

Valerie Harper documentary to air on NBC Thursday

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A documentary about cancer-stricken U.S. actress Valerie Harper is to premiere Thursday, NBC announced Monday.

Hasselbeck follows in Vieira's footsteps, will host wake up show

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Elisabeth Hasselbeck said she is happy to follow in Meredith Vieira's footsteps and begin a new stint on wake up TV's "Fox & Friends."
Joy Behar celebrates her last day as co-host of 'The View'

Joy Behar celebrates her last day as co-host of 'The View'

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Comedian, author and TV personality Joy Behar ended her 16-year run as co-host of "The View" in New York Friday.
Meredith Vieira is returning to daytime television

Meredith Vieira is returning to daytime television

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. broadcast journalist Meredith Vieira is to star in her own syndicated daytime talk show, starting in the fall of 2014, NBC announced.
NBC to air Valerie Harper documentary

NBC to air Valerie Harper documentary

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- NBC News says it has green-lit an exclusive, hour-long documentary chronicling U.S. actress Valerie Harper's battle with a rare, terminal cancer.

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Meredith Vieira arrives for the Help USA Tribute Awards at Gotham Hall in New York on May 4, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Meredith Louise Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an American journalist, television personality, and game show host. She is best known for her roles as the original moderator of the ABC talk program The View and co-host of the long-running NBC News morning news program, Today. She contributes to Dateline NBC and currently hosts the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, having replaced Regis Philbin in 2002. She also presented Intimate Portrait, a series on Lifetime.

Vieira was born in East Providence, Rhode Island, to Mary Louisa Elsie Rosa Silveira Vieira (October 28, 1904 – November 5, 2004) and Dr. Edwin Vieira (May 15, 1904 – February 1987), both first generation Portuguese Americans. All four of Vieira’s grandparents came from the Azores, three from Faial Island, one of the nine islands in the archipelago. They all left for a better life in New England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries – settling around Providence, RI. She is the youngest of four children, with three older brothers. Vieira was raised Roman Catholic, but has stated in recent interviews that she has "spirituality, not a religion." Vieira attended the Lincoln School, a Quaker all-girls school in Providence. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English from Tufts University and began her career in 1975 as a news announcer for WORC radio in Worcester, Massachusetts. She began a career in television working as a local reporter and anchor at WJAR-TV Providence, eventually making her way into the newsroom at WCBS-TV in New York City where she was an investigative reporter from 1979 to 1982.

Vieira first gained national recognition as a CBS reporter based in their Chicago bureau from 1982 to 1984. She later became a correspondent for nationwide news-magazine shows including West 57th (1985–89) and 60 Minutes (1989–91). Her final assignment at CBS was as co-anchor of the CBS Morning News (1992–93). She moved to ABC initially as a correspondent for the news-magazine show Turning Point (1993–97). Following the cancellation of Turning Point, Vieira realized:

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