Two-hour TV special 'Live From Space' will air tonight on Nat Geo

Two-hour TV special 'Live From Space' will air tonight on Nat Geo

March 14 (UPI) -- Tonight on prime-time television, for the first time ever, NASA will open the doors of its Mission Control Center in Houston to a live TV crew.
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Soledad O'Brien joins Al Jazeera America

Soledad O'Brien joins Al Jazeera America

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Al Jazeera America says it has hired Soledad O'Brien as a special correspondent.

O'Brien leaves CNN's 'Starting Point'

ATLANTA, March 31 (UPI) -- CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien has left the cable news channel's "Starting Point" after being with the show for more than a year, officials said.

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Homeless man returns diamond ring

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Almost $100,000 has been collected for a homeless man in Kansas City, Mo., who returned a diamond ring a woman mistakenly dropped into his cup.
Johnson backtracks on criticism of Clinton

Johnson backtracks on criticism of Clinton

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Ron Johnson said he shouldn't have speculated as to why Hillary Clinton choked up during her Senate testimony on the attack on the consulate in Benghazi.

Judge nixes O'Brien-linked eviction try

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- A New York Housing Court judge says an eviction case filed by a co-op board, of which CNN correspondent Soledad O'Brien was once a member, has been dismissed.

'Black in America' a hit for CNN

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- The two-part U.S. TV documentary "Black in America" has helped CNN earn high ratings, Nielsen Media Research says.

CNN morning show anchors to be replaced

ATLANTA, April 4 (UPI) -- CNN is replacing both of its "American Morning" anchors with new hires in hopes of shoring up the show's ratings, sources at the Atlanta-based network say.

Stars galore for 'Jeopardy' episode 5,000

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A bevy of stars will battle it out with their brains this fall when the venerable U.S. television series "Jeopardy" marks its 5,000th episode.

Report: Rosie to join cast of 'The View'

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- ABC TV has reportedly hired former talk show host Rosie O'Donnell to fill the chair being vacated by Meredith Vieira on "The View."

CNN cancels 'Daybreak'

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- CNN Tuesday canceled "Daybreak" in favor of an expanded, four-hour "American Morning."

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Soledad O'Brien
WAP2001082510 - 25 AUGUST 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Soledad O'Brien introduces Heritage Award winner for Literature, Liz Balmaseda, with a surprise appearance by Miami Heat's Coach, Pat Riley, at the 2001 Hispanic Heritage Awards on August 25, 2001 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. .mk/Michael Kleinfeld UPI

MarĂ­a de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien (born September 19, 1966) is an American television journalist. She is currently the host of the "In America" documentary unit on CNN, and is best known for anchoring the CNN marquee morning newscast American Morning from July 2003 to April 2007, with Miles O'Brien. Their common surname is coincidental.

O'Brien's parents, both immigrants, met at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1958.

My parents were both immigrants—my mother from Cuba, my father from Australia. Both attended daily Mass at the church near campus. Every day my father would offer my mother a ride. Every day, she declined. Finally she said leave me alone. One year later, the day after Christmas, the two of them were married.

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