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Beltway TV News Legend Joe Krebs Dies

“Krebs is survived by his wife, two daughters, five sisters, three brothers, and three grandchildren.”

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Longtime Washington D.C. television journalist, Joe Krebs, died following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, he was 78. Krebs died at his home in Rockville, Maryland Tuesday.

Krebs was a lawyer and a Navy officer before he decided to become a television news reporter. He got his start in Greensboro, N.C. In 1973 before moving to Baltimore’s WBAL-TV.

Krebs came to Washington in 1980 as a reporter for WRC-TV (Channel 4). Leveraging his previous experience as a lawyer, Krebs was able to add a new dynamic to the station, utilizing his legal expertise to cover the trial of John Hinckley Jr.; the naval espionage case of John Walker and members of his family; the trial of D.C. drug kingpin Rayful Edmond.

“Joe was refreshingly unaffected, approaching TV news without any of the ego or arrogance or swagger that affects too many who make their living on a stage,” Channel 4’s Wendy Rieger said in a segment that aired Tuesday.

Krebs is survived by his wife, two daughters, five sisters, three brothers, and three grandchildren. 

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Newsmax Host Confronts Veteran Over Trump’s Afghanistan Claims

Saboe stated that both Biden and former President Trump’s administrations share the blame for the crisis in Afghanistan. 

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This summer, President Joe Biden decided to pull out of Afghanistan, ending the United States’ long war in the region. Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield spoke to Joe Saboe, an Iraq War veteran and founder of Team America. 

Saboe stated that both Biden and former President Trump’s administrations share the blame for the crisis in Afghanistan. 

“And I know there’s a lot of people on the left who want to blame Trump. He wanted out of Afghanistan real bad … I’ve got Americans there that are stuck. To me, that’s a hostage situation,” Saboe said. 

Stinchfield tried to end the segment, but Saboe would add one final remark before being cut off by the Newsmax host. 

“With all due respect, veterans, being one and our friends are over there; we followed this closely for multiple administrations,” Saboe said. 

He added that the Trump administration’s approach to the situation in Afghanistan was “fairly weak,” stating they were “trying to limit the number of people that would get out.” 

Stinchfield responded by stating, “Cut him off, please, cut him off now! Cut him off now!” Once Saboe was off-screen, Stinchfield added that former President Trump wouldn’t be taking the blame. 

“Now I appreciate the work that you’re doing. God bless you for being a veteran. God bless you for trying to get Americans out,” Stinchfield said. “But don’t come on this program and take the talking points of the left and blame President Trump. That’s not helping anybody!”  

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Jimmy Kimmel Discusses Future as a Late Night Host

Kimmel is on the eve of reaching his 20th season with ABC, but following the conclusion of that season, the late-night host stated that he doesn’t know whether he’ll continue. 

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“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” has been going since 2003 and is in its 19th season of production, and recently, Jimmy Kimmel spoke on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show about his future as a late-night host. 

Kimmel is on the eve of reaching his 20th season with ABC, but following the conclusion of that season, the late-night host stated that he doesn’t know whether he’ll continue. 

“I vacillate. I do love being off. I love not working. It’s really so much better than working, and the ideal situation is having people do my job for me while I continue to get paid. But I don’t know. I don’t know,” Kimmel said.

“I think I know sometimes, and then when it comes time to make the decision, then I feel like I don’t know. But we’ll see. When I have to make that decision, I will make that decision.”

The late-night host gets the summers off, which he had negotiated into his contract in 2019. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see how long he wants to be part of the late-night circuit. 

ABC doesn’t want to lose Kimmel anytime soon as Rob Mills, EVP, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television, stated to Deadline earlier this year that they’re pleased with Kimmel’s ratings. 

“I know I’m on the home team here, but I think Jimmy really is the best host of late-night. It’s really a golden era. I think Fallon, Conan, and Trevor Noah, they’re all fantastic, but Jimmy’s got the institutional knowledge. He’s been there the longest now, and he’s still great every night. We’re really excited [by the performance],” Mills said.

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Bill Maher: I’m Glad I Found Out Norm MacDonald Died After He Died

The HBO host added that he’s not judging any star who decides to make their health issues public, but Maher isn’t a fan of public figures sharing their health issues for the world to know.

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This week, the comedy and entertainment world lost Norm Macdonald at the age of 61 following a battle with cancer. However, the comedian kept his fight with the disease a private matter, and it’s a decision that HBO’s Bill Maher commends. 

During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Maher stated that he was a fan of Macdonald, which is why he’s glad that he found out about Macdonald’s death on the day it was announced. 

Furthermore, the HBO host added that he’s not judging any star who decides to make their health issues public, but Maher isn’t a fan of public figures sharing their health issues for the world to know.

“I love that I found out he died after he died. Because to me, show business, we’re here for [the audience],” Maher said to Kimmel. “You’re not here for us.”

“Sometimes, the audience loves that. I’ve never been in that camp. I am not here to burden you. I am here to lighten your burden. So the fact that I didn’t know about this, nobody knew about this — good one, Norm. He kept it to himself because he’s in show business. He’s here to make you happy.”

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