[19] In the book, Stephanopoulos spoke of his depression and how his face broke out into hives due to the pressures of conveying the Clinton White House message. The question brought widespread criticism from the media. [11], Stephanopoulos's father wanted his son to become either a lawyer or a priest. The program finished ahead of only "Fox News Sunday. I loved my job because I loved the people of Baltimore,' she said. In February 2009, the gap between NBC's Meet the Press and its competitors – CBS' Face the Nation and ABC's This Week – began closing. [14] After this campaign, Stephanopoulos became the "floor man" for Dick Gephardt, U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader; he held this position until he joined the Clinton campaign. One former senior bank regulator told Anderson that, "If his name were George Smith, and he didn't work in the White House, this loan wouldn't have gotten made. 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[38] The donations had been reported by the Clinton Foundation, which Stephanopoulos had considered sufficient, a reliance ABC News characterized as "an honest mistake. One NationsBank source states that the issuance of a residential loan on mixed-use properties is such a rarity that it was not even addressed in the "NationsBank Mortgage Corporation's Program Summary" or its "Credit Policy Manual." She is the second Baltimore mayor in less than a decade to step down because of scandal . In September 2002, Stephanopoulos became host of This Week, and ABC News officially named him "Chief Washington Correspondent" in December 2005. Credited With [7] His mother was the director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America National News Service for many years. IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. [41][42] Following Epstein's arrest in July 2019, the party resurfaced online, with those attending receiving backlash, Stephanopoulos denied being friends with Epstein, with the party being the only encounter. Stephanopoulos acknowledged the legitimacy of the concerns over the order of the questions,[24] but said they were issues in the campaign that had not been covered in previous debates. On January 7, 2012, Stephanopoulos was the co-moderator of a debate among Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Play it now. Conducting an interview on Good Morning America, he said, "We’re all here because we all have something in common—we all practice Transcendental Meditation. 'Last week I realized I made a mistake in the language I used on air. When named to the position, Stephanopoulos was a relative newcomer to the show, usurping longtime panelists and short-term co-hosts Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts who, for a few years, briefly replaced the longtime original host, David Brinkley. A memorial celebration of the life of George Peter Ryan, a Sarasota resident who died May 16, 2005, will be at 3 p.m. June 25 on Lido Key. Begins Its Second Season - News - Marvel.com", "Five Prominent American Hellenes Featured on Greek Postage Stamps", "Clinton Aide Is Charged after Car Accident", "Clinton Aide Is Charged After Car Accident", "WEDDINGS: VOWS; Alexandra Wentworth, George Stephanopoulo", "Why should you learn Transcendental Meditation? Along with a number of other notable Greek Americans, he is a founding member of The Next Generation Initiative, a leadership program aimed at getting students involved in public affairs. 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I received immediate support from WJZ because they knew it was not in my heart to intentionally cause this kind of harm. The question, which was directed to Loyola University Maryland professor Karsonya Whitehead, was about the previous three mayors Sheila Dixon, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Catherine Pugh. [6] His father is a Greek Orthodox priest and dean emeritus of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City. "[33], Regarding the controversy, NationsBank stated, "The loan described by Jack Anderson as a commercial loan to George Stephanopoulos was, in fact, a residential mortgage loan. The source claims that NationsBank told the listing agent that, "We're not (interested in mixed-use properties), but we do have an appetite for this particular loan." [47] In 2013, Stephanopoulos played himself in House of Cards[48] and in 2014 he played himself in an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..[49] Starting September 2016, Stephanopoulos features on a €1 (1 euro) Greek postage stamp. In the episode, Monica Geller, Rachel Green, and Phoebe Buffay are accidentally given Stephanopoulos's pizza while he was sent theirs. Stephanopoulos was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, the son of Nickolitsa "Nikki" Gloria (née Chafos) and Robert George Stephanopoulos. In late March, Pugh had described her no-contract $500,000 arrangement to sell her 'Healthy Holly' books to a university-based health care system as a 'regrettable mistake' and offered apologies. [36] Stephanopoulos failed to reveal the donations even on April 26, 2015, while interviewing Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton Cash, a book which alleges that donations to the Foundation influenced some of Hillary Clinton's actions as Secretary of State. His role on the campaign is portrayed in the documentary film The War Room (1993). [15], Stephanopoulos was, along with David Wilhelm and James Carville, a leading member of Clinton's 1992 U.S. presidential campaign. [32], In 2009, Stephanopoulos spoke at the annual Tri-C Presidential Scholarship Luncheon held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel and praised Cuyahoga Community College. titled "Iced, Iced Babies", Francine breaks into a sperm bank in pursuit of injecting herself with the first sample she finds. IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. Fox in an episode entitled "An Affair to Remember". They were all passionate public servants. [60] Stephanopoulos announced on April 13, 2020, that he had tested positive for COVID-19 but was asymptomatic. "[34], However, Stephanopoulos's realtor states that he would not have qualified for the loan without the commercial property rent. 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On February 25, 1994, Stephanopoulos and Harold Ickes had a conference call with Roger Altman to discuss the Resolution Trust Corporation's choice of Republican lawyer Jay Stephens to head the Madison Guaranty investigation, that later turned into the Whitewater controversy. Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. [13] He has noted that one of his attractions to this campaign was that Dukakis was a Greek-American liberal from Massachusetts. Following Diane Sawyer's departure from World News at the end of August 2014, Stephanopoulos became the Chief Anchor at ABC News while retaining his current roles on GMA and This Week. His memoir, All Too Human: A Political Education (1999), was published after he left the White House during Clinton's second term. Bubala immediately apologized in the wake of the backlash, saying the question did not come out the way she had intended. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. After leaving the White House at the end of Clinton's first term, Stephanopoulos became a political analyst for ABC News, and served as a correspondent on This Week, ABC's Sunday morning public affairs program; World News Tonight, the evening news broadcast; Good Morning America, the morning news program; along with other various special broadcasts. The first vial she grabbed was Stephanopoulos' and threatened Stan she would impregnate herself using a turkey baster. Stephanopoulos has an episode of the first season of the TV series Friends named after him titled, "The One with George Stephanopoulos". Stephanopoulos's real estate agent explained that "nobody making $125,000 could qualify for the property without the commercial property (lease)." Academically, he was the number two student in his graduating class. State, The (Columbia, SC), September 25, 1995, FINAL, EDITORIALS, p. A10. [22] However, This Week beat Meet the Press on January 11, 2009, when Stephanopoulos interviewed president-elect Barack Obama.[23]. 'We've had three female, African American mayors in a row. Clinton referred to the book in his autobiography, My Life, apologizing for what he felt in retrospect to be excessive demands placed on the young staffer. [63], American government official, journalist, writer, Attempt to obstruct Regulatory Agency Investigation, Clinton Foundation charity donations and conflict of interest as a journalist, sfn error: multiple targets (3×): CITEREFLoesch2016 (. Stephanopoulos describes Clinton in the book as a "complicated man responding to the pressures and pleasures of public life in ways I found both awesome and appalling".[20].