Chris Walters On BBC Tomorrow

Chris Walters On BBC Tomorrow

Consumerist’s Chris Walters is slated to be a live guest on the BBC’s “World News Today” tomorrow morning at 7:30 am Eastern, shown on the BBC America and BBC World News cable channels. He’ll be talking about those talking ads in the Sept 18 issue of Entertainment Weekly which combine singing greeting card technology with tiny LCD screens. Set your DVRs, and bust out the tea and crumpets.

5 Pieces Of Info To Keep Sacred, Or Lose Your Shirt

5 Pieces Of Info To Keep Sacred, Or Lose Your Shirt

Pretty basic stuff but sometimes people need a reminder. Check page 92 in the latest RD issue for more on what the dangers are and how to protect from them. I had a great interview with badass Avivah Litan, VP and distinguished analyst at Gartner research, that we only got to use one line from. I hope to publish it on Consumerist soon.

CRTV Seeks Rebate Haters And Masters

CRTV Seeks Rebate Haters And Masters

Are you sick of playing rebate games OR are you a rebate master who has a great system for making sure you get your rebate? Consumer Reports TV is looking to talk to people in the NY, CT, PA area to interview on-camera for an upcoming segment. Interested? Email interview@consumerist.com with your name, general location, phone number, 2 sentences about your story, and a good time to be reached. (Photo: Brandie!)

Video: Panel w/ Craig Newmark, Bob Sullivan, Rachel Sklar, Ben Popken

Video: Panel w/ Craig Newmark, Bob Sullivan, Rachel Sklar, Ben Popken

Here’s the video of the Consumerist/Consumer Reports panel Tuesday night with with Craig Newmark, Bob Sullivan, Rachel Sklar, and Ben Popken. Moderated by Consumer Reports Editorial Director Kevin McKean, the topic was “Protecting The Endangered Consumer: High Impact Journalism In A Low-Budget Era.” Highlights….

Consumerist/Consumer Reports Panel/Party Went Well

Consumerist/Consumer Reports Panel/Party Went Well

Our panel discussion last night was a huge success, and seemed to be enjoyed by all. For those of you who sadly could not attend, please enjoy these two fine write-ups of the event from FishbowlNY and the Wall Street Journal. To get an idea of what was said, here’s some folks who were Twittering the event using #CR as the hashtag. We’ll post video of the panel later. We’d also like to thank all the readers who made it out to Manhattan to say hello. It was nice to put some faces to log-ins.

Clip: Consumerist, Domino's, On Nightline

Clip: Consumerist, Domino's, On Nightline

Here’s the clip of Consumerist on Nightline last night talking about the nasty Domino’s videos. Check out the Ogilvy & Mather offices to see how the elite spin doctors monitor the internet – with hi-tech tag clouds! And a graph that charts the number of twitter, blog, and media mentions! Fancy. They point to the chart and say that because the spike went down the incident is somehow over and the pizza company won after they started responding. What doesn’t show up on that chart is two friends driving by a Domino’s this weekend and one says to the other, hey dude, how about some booger pizza?

Catch Ben & Meghann On Nightline Tonight Re: Domino's Videos

Catch Ben & Meghann On Nightline Tonight Re: Domino's Videos

Meg and I are slated to be on ABC’s Nightline tonight, talking about those skanky Domino’s videos. I’m getting really good at typing “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” for the B-roll.

NY Post Picks Up Consumerist Reader's ATM Skimming Story

NY Post Picks Up Consumerist Reader's ATM Skimming Story

Check it out, we’re in the New York Post today. They picked up our reader Dan’s story about finding an ATM skimmer at a Chase/WaMu, along with the skimmer spotted by Gizmodo reader Sean after they ran Dan’s story. Neat!

Ben Popken On "To The Point" Today At 3

Ben Popken On "To The Point" Today At 3

American capitalism’s in crisis, and the public has lost confidence in banks, money managers and business reporters – even the Treasury Department. Friday, on To the Point, If the smartest guys in the room aren’t reliable, who do you trust with your money? Will the US become a nation of online traders?

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Consumerist was on The Today Show this morning, they interviewed Facebook’s CEO and used the clip from NBC Nightly News in the segment. [Today Show]

Watch Consumerist's Own Ben Popken On The NBC Nightly News

Here’s a little media whoring for ya. Consumerist’s Ben Popken was interviewed on the NBC Nightly News this evening. We were hoping Brian Williams would say the word “Consumerist” so we could somehow capture it and make it our ringtone, but alas. Not to be.

Ben Popken On NBC Nightly News Tonight, Still Pimping That Grocery Shrink Ray

Yours truly Ben Popken was featured ever so briefly in a NBC Nightly News report tonight about the Grocery Shrink Ray.

Ben Popken's "Beat The Cheat" Reader's Digest Article Online

Ben Popken's "Beat The Cheat" Reader's Digest Article Online

I’ve got a new article in Reader’s Digest about 9 scams that exploit national trends and how to avoid them. Flimflammers use the same basic scams over and over again, they just use the strips newspaper headlines to layer on like papermache on their chickenwire schemes. My article points out nine recent iterations and how to avoid them. Thanks to all the readers who sent in their stories to help out with the article. Loyal blog readers will enjoy that we splashed longstanding Consumerist nemesis IDT Energy‘s skanky sales practices in national print. Gotcha, suckers.

Ben Popken On NBC Nightly News Rescheduled

The NBC Nightly News Grocery Shrink Ray piece I’m in that was to air last night has been pushed back. Will keep you posted as to when its next slated to air.

Ben Popken On NBC Nightly News This Thursday

Ben Popken On NBC Nightly News This Thursday

Watch NBC Nightly News on Thursday, 12/04/08, for a snippet of yours truly, Ben Popken, laying down some tough talk on the good ‘ol Grocery Shrink Ray, THE STORY THAT NEVER DIES!!! MUAHAHA!

Catch My Robert Allen Piece On On The Money Tonight

Catch My Robert Allen Piece On On The Money Tonight

“When is the best time to get out there and make a lot of money? NOW!” says the real-estate investment speaker in a dim ballroom in a hotel just off a New Jersey highway. Body odor musky baby powder and farts mingle and hang in the air. I’m in a dim ballroom that’s been converted into a nexus of financial success. A tall man in his 40’s or beyond, with square shoulder, combed thinning blond hair, lords over the group of about 35 on a Tuesday afternoon. In a condescending tone a practiced manner of over-enunciating every syllable, he’s here to disseminate the secrets of real-estate pros. Working undercover for CNBC’s On The Money, I’m eager to learn…

Ben Popken On On The Money This Friday

Ben Popken On On The Money This Friday

Check me out on On The Money tomorrow night. I acted as their on-screen reporter in their piece about the Robert Allen get rich in real estate Institute. Catch it Friday at 9pm eastern on CNBC. Bloggers are reporters and they’re on TV, baby!

Updated: Ben Popken Rocks On The Money (Delayed)

Updated: Ben Popken Rocks On The Money (Delayed)

UPDATE: CNBC is holding my piece tonight because Robert Allen himself has agreed to talk to them on-camera. So maybe we’ll see it next week. Stay tuned.