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It's 'Al Roker Appreciation Day' as 'Today' Weatherman Turns 60 - Posted August 20, 2014
It was a morning of well wishes for Al Roker on the weatherman's 60th birthday. "Today" celebrated throughout the morning. In one segment, Roker gave his six lessons learned in six decades: cherish family, focus on your health, develop hobbies, learn to laugh at ... [TVNewser]

'Reclaiming the Morning Television Crown is Nothing Short of a Mania Inside NBCUniversal' - Posted August 12, 2014
Variety's Brian Steinberg takes an inside look at the behind-the-scenes battle between first-place "Good Morning America" and second-place "Today." Although reclaiming the top spot has become "nothing short of a... [TVNewser]

'Sharknado 2' Draws Mix of Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Laughs, and 'WTF's' - Posted July 31, 2014
As expected, social media went absolutely bonkers for "Sharknado 2" last night, with 581,000 total tweets penned around the sequel, according to Nielsen's Twitter ratings. And our analytics partners, ... [Lost Remote]

'Sharknado 2:' Watch for Sharks, 'Today' Show Cameos, and also Sharks - Posted July 28, 2014
We know your DVRs are probably already set for Wednesday night, but here's what you should really look out when Syfy debuts "Sharknado 2:" lots of "Today" show cameos. As the Orlando Sentinel's Hal Boedeker looks at the ... [TVNewser]

How 'Alex on the Plaza' is Using Social to Produce Great 'Today' Show Moments - Posted July 27, 2014
With hundreds of fans lining up for daily segments and frequent concerts, serving as the producer for the "Today" show plaza requires being a jack-of-all-trades. And Alex Ficquette has been just that for over a year, with an assist from social media. Lost Remote was at the OneRepublic ... [Lost Remote]

Who's That Guy Roaming the 'Today' Show Plaza? - Posted July 26, 2014
Twelve years ago, Alex Ficquette was a teenager shouting at the back of a "Today" show concert featuring Mary J. Blige. "I randomly saw Al Roker buying a... [TVNewser]

The Sunday Ticker: Al, Jose, Maria Elena - Posted July 20, 2014
The Weather Channel's "Wake up with Al" celebrates its 5th birthday today. Last week, hosts Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams took a look back at the biggest storms, biggest guests and best remotes sin... [TVNewser]

Critics Sip on 'Shark-Tinis' at Sharknado 2 Premiere - Posted July 15, 2014
Monday night's screening at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles was, appropriately enough, poolside at the Beverly Hilton. Among those in attendance: Chuck Barney, critic for the Contra Costa Times and other Bay Area newspapers. From his ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Critics Sip on 'Shark-Tinis' at Sharknado 2 Premiere - Posted July 15, 2014
Monday night's screening at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles was, appropriately enough, poolside at the Beverly Hilton. Among those in attendance: Chuck Barney, critic for the Contra Costa Times and other Bay Area newspapers. From his ... [FishbowlNY]

This Cable News Host Isn't Headed to 'The View' - Posted June 27, 2014
As speculation about who will replace Sherri Shepherd and ... [TVNewser]

NBC Invades Disney's Backyard - Posted June 16, 2014
Both the "Today" show and the "Tonight Show" are heading to Orlando this week as NBC's corporate cousin Universal opens Diagon Alley, a new attraction at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Al Roker, ... [TVNewser]

The NBC Ticker: Mancini, 'Skywire,' Dads - Posted June 5, 2014
The AP's John Mancini is joining NBC News as the director of digital newsgathering. In a note to staff, SVP of worldwide newsgathering David Verdi said the hire "is the next step in our transformation to creating content for all our users and viewers no matter how they choose to get... [TVNewser]

Chef Jos Andr s Offers GW Commencement Speech - Posted May 19, 2014
At yesterday's George Washington University commencement, chef Jos Andr s addressed 6,000 graduates and their 20,000 guests in a ceremony that took place on the National Mall, before the Capitol and with the Washington Monument as a backdrop. Just before diving into his speech, Andr s directs... [FishbowlDC]

Barbara Walters Farewell: 'True, I Was the First Female Co-Host... But Also True, I Was a Flop' - Posted May 15, 2014
It was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City's Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Barbara Walters Farewell: 'True, I Was the First Female Co-Host... But Also True, I Was a Flop' - Posted May 15, 2014
It was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City's Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: CBS News Taps Capus | MSNBC Apologizes | Disney's Earnings Soar - Posted May 7, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: CBS News Taps Capus | MSNBC Apologizes | Disney's Earnings Soar - Posted May 7, 2014
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White House Lockdown as TV Meteorologists Descend on Washingon - Posted May 6, 2014
The White House went on lockdown this afternoon just as local and national TV news meteorologists were planning live shots as part of the White House climate change report released earlier today. Security officials closed the gates, cleared the North Lawn, and asked occupants to stay inside the building after they... [morningmedianewsfeed]

White House Lockdown as TV Meteorologists Descend on Washingon - Posted May 6, 2014
The White House went on lockdown this afternoon just as local and national TV news meteorologists were planning live shots as part of the White House climate change report released earlier today. Security officials closed the gates, cleared the North Lawn, and asked occupants to stay inside the building after they... [FishbowlNY]

White House Lockdown as TV Meteorologists Descend on Washington - Posted May 6, 2014
The White House went on lockdown this afternoon just as local and national TV news meteorologists were planning live shots as part of the White House climate change report released earlier today. Security officials closed the gates, cleared the North Lawn, and asked occupants to stay inside the building after they... [TVNewser]

Local Meteorologists Interview Obama on Climate Change - Posted May 6, 2014
Eight meteorologists are in Washington, D.C. today to interview President Obama on climate change. The interviews were timed with the release of a new study assessing the effects of climate change in the United States. Participating in the interviews are John Morales of WTVJ in Miami, Jim ... [TVSpy]

Savannah Guthrie Dreamt She Kissed a Colleague; Matt Lauer Hates the Orange Couch - Posted April 30, 2014
It's National Honesty Day, honestly. So this morning the "Today" show anchors revealed a truth they've been keeping secret. "I had a dream that I kissed a member of the 'Today' show cast who shall remain nameless," Savannah Guthrie admitted. "Male or female?"... [TVNewser]

Vice President Biden's Advice to Al Roker: 'Listen to the Doctors' - Posted April 5, 2014
Joining the "Today" show via a Google+ hangout Friday, Al Roker revealed he got a suprise phone call from Vice President Joe Biden after his shoulder surgery this week. "[He] told me I have to listen to the doctors. He said I impress him as someone who doesn't listen to the... [TVNewser]

Hillary Clinton Sees Media Double Standard Toward Women - Posted April 4, 2014
At a "Women in the World" event in New York City last night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her view of a double standard in how women are tal... [TVNewser]

Al Roker Recovering From Shoulder Surgery - Posted April 3, 2014
With Al Roker recovering from shoulder surgery, a 2D version of Mr. Roker appeared in Rockefellre Pllaza (right). This morning Matt Lauer said Roker's doing well following t... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Amazon Unveils Fire TV | Strahan to Join GMA | Peabody Award Winners - Posted April 3, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Amazon Unveils Fire TV | Strahan to Join GMA | Peabody Award Winners - Posted April 3, 2014
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Too Much | Jumping the Sharknado | Bad Moves - Posted April 2, 2014
AllFacebook: Study confirms that there are too many idiots sharing too many articles on Facebook. Or something close to that. TVNewser: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Too Much | Jumping the Sharknado | Bad Moves - Posted April 2, 2014
AllFacebook: Study confirms that there are too many idiots sharing too many articles on Facebook. Or something close to that. TVNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Yesterday, NBC's 'Today' Had an Awkward April Fool's Joke - Posted April 2, 2014
ICYMI: The cast of NBC's 'Today Show' tried to break out the funny on April Fool's Day. More specifically, newly blushing soon-to-be bride Savannah Guthrie and her executive producer. As in, on live television. And that's when the #TVFail awkward moment happened for all of us to enjoy. Guthr... [PRNewser]

Matt Lauer, Al Roker Jump the 'Sharknado' - Posted April 2, 2014
In a great feat of corporate synergy, NBC News anchors Matt Lauer and Al Roker will have bit parts in the sequel to Syfy's "Sharknado" appropriately titled... [TVNewser]

Bette Milder, Al Roker & Bravo's Bickering Brokers From Million Dollar Listing New York - Posted March 26, 2014
When it comes to Bravo's ever-expanding slate of reality stars, it's hard to keep the players straight without a scorecard. Between the Housewives, hipsters and wannabe singers, few have retained more than a few seasons of fame (or infamy) outside the realm of their melodramatic universe give or take a few... [GalleyCat]

Bette Milder, Al Roker & Bravo's Bickering Brokers From Million Dollar Listing New York - Posted March 26, 2014
When it comes to Bravo's ever-expanding slate of reality stars, it's hard to keep the players straight without a scorecard. Between the Housewives, hipsters and wannabe singers, few have retained more than a few seasons of fame (or infamy) outside the realm of their melodramatic universe give or take a few... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bette Milder, Al Roker & Bravo's Bickering Brokers From Million Dollar Listing New York - Posted March 26, 2014
When it comes to Bravo's ever-expanding slate of reality stars, it's hard to keep the players straight without a scorecard. Between the Housewives, hipsters and wannabe singers, few have retained more than a few seasons of fame (or infamy) outside the realm of their melodramatic universe give or take a few... [FishbowlNY]

'We Are So Not Feeling Your Apps' - Posted March 14, 2014
Matt Lauer caught some flak from his "Today" colleagues this morning over his suggestions for smartphone apps to download over the weekend. Lauer's picks started off okay with "Glympse," an app that allows users to share their location for a set period of time, but got a little strange with "RunPee,"... [TVNewser]

Happy Birthday Willard Scott - Posted March 7, 2014
Here's what's happening in Willard Scott's world "even as we speak." Usually, he's the one giving the birthday shout-outs, so today we wish the former "Today" show weatherman a happy 80th birthday. ... [TVNewser]

Forget The Younger Demo: It's Now Diane Sawyer vs. Brian Williams for Baby Demo - Posted March 6, 2014
"World News" anchor Diane Sawyer apparently didn't like Brian Williams' suggestion that she had anything to do with a video showing a baby crying uncontrollably at the mere sight of him, so "World News... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' Heading to The Oscars - Posted March 1, 2014
The 86th annual Academy Awards will air on ABC Sunday night at 8:30pmET, with red carpet festivities beginning at 7pmET. Sunday morning's "Good Morning America" will air reports from ABC News entertainment correspondents Chris Connelly and ... [TVNewser]

Today Show Hosts Get Photoshopped - Posted February 27, 2014
Here's what happens when experts at Cosmopolitan add the magic of photoshop to the cast of the Today show. The changes we immediately noticed? Matt Lauer became less bald, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Today Show Hosts Get Photoshopped - Posted February 27, 2014
Here's what happens when experts at Cosmopolitan add the magic of photoshop to the cast of the Today show. The changes we immediately noticed? Matt Lauer became less bald, ... [FishbowlNY]

Jimmy Fallon on Matt Lauer and Al Roker's Double Luge: 'You Can't Unsee That' - Posted February 18, 2014
Jimmy Fallon officially took the helm of "The Tonight Show" last night with a star-studded debut that was the show's first broadcast from New York in 42 years. Fallon reserved part of his monologue for NBC colleagues Matt Lauer and Al Roker, who ... [TVNewser]

Al Roker: '1 Term' de Blasio Tweet Was 'Below the Line' - Posted February 14, 2014
"Today" show weatherman Al Roker apologized for a tweet predicting New York City mayor Bill de Blasio would only hold office for one term. While he was having dinner with ... [TVNewser]

The Fox Ticker: Smith, Greta, Baier - Posted February 13, 2014
Shepard Smith chimed in on the Al Roker/Mayor Bill De Blasio feud this afternoon. "Man that Al Roker's mad...I don't know what's wrong with him," he said near the top of his show. ... [TVNewser]

Al Roker's Severe Forecast for NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio: '1 Term' - Posted February 13, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been taking some heat today for keeping city schools open during the snow storm, and "Today's" Al Roker joined in via Sochi. So now my daughter's NYC public school is being let out early. @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCSchools Is it w... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer and Al Roker Enlist Norwegian Curlers to Find Olympic Swagger - Posted February 11, 2014
Matt Lauer and Al Roker's search for some "Olympic swagger" brought them to the curling crew from Norway on this morning's "Today" show. "I think what we're missing is... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Will Be Filling in for Bob Costas, As Eye Infection Spreads - Posted February 11, 2014
Bob Costas's eye infection, most likely pink eye, is getting worse. So much so, that Matt Lauer will be filling in for him on NBC's primetime... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira Wonders: When Was Last Time Russian Police Choir 'Got Lucky' - Posted February 10, 2014
This morning's Today show reprise of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir covering Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" looked and sounded even better than the group's smash-hit performance during Sochi's opening night. With the added, sideline benefit of a dancing Al Roker and other NBC show personalities, c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Meredith Vieira Wonders: When Was Last Time Russian Police Choir 'Got Lucky' - Posted February 10, 2014
This morning's Today show reprise of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir covering Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" looked and sounded even better than the group's smash-hit performance during Sochi's opening night. With the added, sideline benefit of a dancing Al Roker and other NBC show personalities, c... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Shows Wear Red For Women's Heart Health - Posted February 7, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="212836,212839,212840,212841,212842,212845,212847,212921" orderby="rand"] Anchors and correspondents across the morning shows wore red on the air today for National Wear Red Day, which raises awareness for women's heart health. Among those participating: ABC's Robin Roberts, Ginger Zee, ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Ticker: Top Job, Iced Out, Snowed In - Posted January 30, 2014
SportsBusinessDaily reports ESPN will not let VP Programming & Production Jamie Horowitz out of his contract. He had been in talks to fill the open "Today" show SVP jo... [TVNewser]

Sam Champion to Make Weather Channel Debut - Posted January 21, 2014
As a winter storm bears down on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, Sam Champion will make his debut on The Weather Channel today. Champion joined The Weather Channel in December and will debut his morning show in March. Champion will be ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Grantland Under Fire | BBC Host Dead | Roker Feeling The Heat? - Posted January 20, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Grantland Under Fire | BBC Host Dead | Roker Feeling The Heat? - Posted January 20, 2014
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Will Tamron Hall Stay with NBC? - Posted January 14, 2014
It's contract time for MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, who also fills in on "Today." TVGuide reports Hall is negotiating for a co-host role on the thi... [TVNewser]

Ronan Farrow Not Celebrating Woody Allen Lifetime Achievement Award - Posted January 13, 2014
Soon-to-be MSNBC host Ronan Farrow was not cheering from the sidelines after the man who is most likely his father--film director/actor Woody Allen--received a lifetime achievement award at last night's Golden Globe Awards. ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Golden Globes Red Carpet Special - Posted January 11, 2014
"Today" co-hosts will host a live red carpet special from the Golden Globes Sunday night right before the big award ceremony. Matt Lauer, Sa... [TVNewser]

Meet Rush Limbaugh's Newest Arch-Nemesis: Al Roker?! - Posted January 9, 2014
Who woulda' thunk this dude was coming to the rescue?! For the past couple of weeks, the majority of this country has been dealing with some apocalyptic-diabolical-Mr-Freeze-meterologicasmic-event called ... [PRNewser]

The Most Memorable Stories of 2013 for TV News Hosts Were... - Posted January 1, 2014
TV news wrapped 2013 with end-of-year review shows featuring signature moments, and TVNewser asked some of broadcast and cable news' biggest stars what their top stories of last year were. "GMA's" Ginger Zee picked tw... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Most Memorable Stories of 2013 for TV News Hosts Were... - Posted January 1, 2014
TV news wrapped 2013 with end-of-year review shows featuring signature moments, and TVNewser asked some of broadcast and cable news' biggest stars what their top stories of last year were. "GMA's" Ginger Zee picked tw... [FishbowlNY]

The Most Memorable Stories of 2013 for TV News Hosts Were... - Posted January 1, 2014
TV news wrapped 2013 with end-of-year review shows featuring signature moments, and TVNewser asked some of broadcast and cable news' biggest stars what their top stories of last year were. "GMA's" Ginger Zee picked tw... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Celebrates His Birthday With Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel and Just for Men - Posted December 30, 2013
Just a few days after Savannah Guthrie celebrated her birthday on "Today," it was Matt Lauer's turn to celebrate. Lauer, who anchored the show with guest hosts ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Matt Lauer Celebrates His Birthday With Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel and Just for Men - Posted December 30, 2013
Just a few days after Savannah Guthrie celebrated her birthday on "Today," it was Matt Lauer's turn to celebrate. Lauer, who anchored the show with guest hosts ... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer Celebrates His Birthday With Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel and Just for Men - Posted December 30, 2013
Just a few days after Savannah Guthrie celebrated her birthday on "Today," it was Matt Lauer's turn to celebrate. Lauer, who anchored the show with guest hosts ... [TVNewser]

Best of 2013 MediabistroTV Interviews, Part I - Posted December 24, 2013
Our pals at mediabistroTV have had quite the year interviewing some of the biggest television personalities in the business. In case you missed them, here's a handful of our favorite interviews from 2013: Christiane Amanpour, Al Roker, ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Stumbles Through 'Jingle Bells' - Posted December 19, 2013
Mumbling, bumbling, and failed singing of "Jingle Bells" make up the "Today" holiday blooper reel. "Dashing through the snow," Matt Lauer started. "On a one-horse open sleigh," Savannah Guthrie sang next, immediately realizing her mistake. "In... it's a classic!," Lauer jokingly corrected her. "You don't start changing ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Hoda & Al, Rupert, Team USA - Posted December 17, 2013
Al Roker will host his 17th Rose Bowl Parade on New Year's Day alongside Hoda Kotb, who will be hosting her first Tournament of Roses parade. NBC's coverage begins at 11:30amET. Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will be the Grand Marshal... [TVNewser]

'Today' Apologizes for Bad Sign Language Joke - Posted December 12, 2013
'Today" apologized for a bad sign language joke that happened during its third hour Wednesday. The joke in question happened during a conversation about the authenticity of the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela... [TVNewser]

NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center Hits 7-Year High in Demo - Posted December 5, 2013
NBC's annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special, hosted by "Today" show anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, ... [TVNewser]

Sam Champion: 'This is a Note I Never Imagined I'd Be Writing' - Posted December 2, 2013
After a quarter century with one company, Sam Champion will be walking into a new workplace next week when he joins the Weather Channel. Following the news... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sam Champion: 'This is a Note I Never Imagined I'd Be Writing' - Posted December 2, 2013
After a quarter century with one company, Sam Champion will be walking into a new workplace next week when he joins the Weather Channel. Following the news... [FishbowlNY]

Sam Champion: 'This is a Note I Never Imagined I'd Be Writing' - Posted December 2, 2013
After a quarter century with one company, Sam Champion will be walking into a new workplace next week when he joins the Weather Channel. Following the news... [TVNewser]

When's a Nor'Easter, not a Nor'Easter? - Posted November 27, 2013
NBC's Al Roker is calling out CNN for dubbing severe weather along the Eastern seaboard a Nor'easter when, in fact, it's not. Hey, @CNN NOT a Nor'easter. Watch @weatherchannel for details "@EarlyStartCNN: A deadly ... [TVNewser]

Colbert Mocks 'Today' Prostate Exams: 'I Will Not Be Out-Sweep-Swept by the Today Show' - Posted November 17, 2013
Stephen Colbert took on the "Today" show this week, mocking Matt Lauer and Al Roker's on-air prostate exams as a sweeps stunt. Declaring he would not "be out-sweep-swept by the 'Today' show," Colbert brought out John Lithgow, the Blac... [TVNewser]

'Today' Show EP: 'We Are On Our Way Back' - Posted November 8, 2013
Prostate exams, doomed skydivers, and milking goats: just another week at NBC's morning show. In an email to his staff this afternoon -- obtained by TVNewser -- "Today" senior EP ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Today' Show EP: 'We Are On Our Way Back' - Posted November 8, 2013
Prostate exams, doomed skydivers, and milking goats: just another week at NBC's morning show. In an email to his staff this afternoon -- obtained by TVNewser -- "Today" senior EP ... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Show EP: 'We Are On Our Way Back' - Posted November 8, 2013
Prostate exams, doomed skydivers, and milking goats: just another week at NBC's morning show. In an email to his staff this afternoon -- obtained by TVNewser -- "Today" senior EP ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer And Al Roker Get Prostate Exams Live On 'Today' - Posted November 7, 2013
Matt Lauer and Al Roker both went to the doctor this morning -- during the "Today" show -- getting live prostate exams as part of NBC's men's health ... [TVNewser]

86-Year-Old Marathoner, In Monday's 'Today' Crowd, Dies - Posted November 6, 2013
86-year-old California native Joy Johnson-- the oldest runner in Sunday's New York City Marathon--died Monday afternoon, a few hours after being part of the "Today" crowd. Al Roker spoke to Johnson on the "Today" plaza, ... [TVNewser]

NBC's 'Today' Men Tossing The Razors For 'No Shave November' - Posted November 1, 2013
It will be a November to remember on NBC's "Today," as the show's men are letting their facial hair grow for "No Shave November." Matt Lauer, Al Roker... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Dress Up as TV Icons For Halloween - Posted October 31, 2013
[gallery columns="5" ids="201859,201860,201861,201862,201871"] After last year's on-air parties were canceled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Halloween was back in full swing today on the morning shows. On "Today," Al Roker was Mr. T from "The A-Team," ... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Sandy Anniversary Coverage - Posted October 26, 2013
News networks are planning special coverage ahead of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The storm made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. NBC Brian Williams will join ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Networks Plan Sandy Anniversary Coverage - Posted October 26, 2013
News networks are planning special coverage ahead of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The storm made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. NBC Brian Williams will join ... [FishbowlNY]

Networks Plan Sandy Anniversary Coverage - Posted October 26, 2013
News networks are planning special coverage ahead of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The storm made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. NBC Brian Williams will join ... [TVNewser]

Dueling Proposals on 'GMA' and 'Today' - Posted October 24, 2013
It's the season for love on the morning shows: both "Good Morning America" and "Today" featured live proposals this morning. On "GMA," George Stephanopoulos spotted a man holding a "Will You Marry Me?" sign outside t... [TVNewser]

Which Morning Show Host Made 'Millionaire?' - Posted October 22, 2013
Loyal readers will know the answer to this question. It was the first question out of the gate for Matthew Brooks of Grand Prairie, TX on today's edition of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" The answer after the jump... It was Al... [TVNewser]

Note to 'Today': The World Series Begins Tomorrow - Posted October 22, 2013
On "Today" this morning, Al Roker forecast less-than-lovely weather -- cloudy with a chance of rain -- for the "first pitch of the World Series tonight." One problem: the first pitch of the World Series is tomorrow night. Roke... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Wear Purple in Honor of GLAAD Spirit Day - Posted October 17, 2013
Morning show anchors wore purple this morning in observance of Spirit Day, GLAAD's annual anti-bullying campaign. Among the participants: NBC's Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Superfan Linny Boyette Is 'Gravely Ill' - Posted October 4, 2013
One of the stalwarts of NBC's "Today" has been Linny Boyette. Boyette is the show's resident "superfan," showing up every morning, and garnering attention from its anchors. He may have... [TVNewser]

Here's The 'Today' Scene From 'The Michael J. Fox Show' - Posted September 28, 2013
NBC premiered its new comedy series "The Michael J. Fox Show" this week, and as we reported back in May, the team from "Today" makes a guest appearance as, well, themselves. Early on in the episode, Fox's "Mike Henry," a local news anchor, runs into ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Here's The 'Today' Scene From 'The Michael J. Fox Show' - Posted September 28, 2013
NBC premiered its new comedy series "The Michael J. Fox Show" this week, and as we reported back in May, the team from "Today" makes a guest appearance as, well, themselves. Early on in the episode, Fox's "Mike Henry," a local news anchor, runs into ... [FishbowlNY]

Here's The 'Today' Scene From 'The Michael J. Fox Show' - Posted September 28, 2013
NBC premiered its new comedy series "The Michael J. Fox Show" this week, and as we reported back in May, the team from "Today" makes a guest appearance as, well, themselves. Early on in the episode, Fox's "Mike Henry," a local news anchor, runs into ... [TVNewser]

Joanna Coles, Wendy Williams and the Inside Story on the New JFK Book - Posted September 18, 2013
Forget about having to dig out a coat for the first time this season to ward off this morning's chilly temps, the real sign of fall here is that the power lunch scene is back in full swing at Michael's. Today the dining room was full of famous faces (... [GalleyCat]

Joanna Coles, Wendy Williams and the Inside Story on the New JFK Book - Posted September 18, 2013
Forget about having to dig out a coat for the first time this season to ward off this morning's chilly temps, the real sign of fall here is that the power lunch scene is back in full swing at Michael's. Today the dining room was full of famous faces (... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Joanna Coles, Wendy Williams and the Inside Story on the New JFK Book - Posted September 18, 2013
Forget about having to dig out a coat for the first time this season to ward off this morning's chilly temps, the real sign of fall here is that the power lunch scene is back in full swing at Michael's. Today the dining room was full of famous faces (... [FishbowlNY]

New 'Today' Set 'A Place Where the Newsroom Meets the Living Room' - Posted September 13, 2013
Deborah Turness has only been at the helm of NBC News for five weeks, but the new set of the "Today" show speaks to her vision for the future... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 26 - Posted September 6, 2013
"CBS This Morning" still trails its morning show competitors by millions of viewers, but it was the only morning newscast to show growth compared to the same week last year. CTM grew its total viewer audience +14% and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 26 - Posted September 6, 2013
"CBS This Morning" still trails its morning show competitors by millions of viewers, but it was the only morning newscast to show growth compared to the same week last year. CTM grew its total viewer audience +14% and ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 26 - Posted September 6, 2013
"CBS This Morning" still trails its morning show competitors by millions of viewers, but it was the only morning newscast to show growth compared to the same week last year. CTM grew its total viewer audience +14% and ... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie Gets The 'Elle' Treatment - Posted August 13, 2013
NBC "Today" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie is profiled in the September issue of Elle magazine. Guthrie's co-hosts Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Natalie Morales de... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Wants To 'Hoda On Your Kotb' - Posted August 10, 2013
It was Hoda Kotb's birthday Friday, and her "Today" fourth-hour co-host Kathie Lee Gifford decided to put together a special present for her colleague. The result: a music video and an original song "I Want to Hoda on Your Kotb." Matt Lauer, ... [TVNewser]

New 'Today' Set to Debut September 9 - Posted August 9, 2013
First on TVNewser: The new set for NBC's "Today" will debut on Monday, September 9, according to the show's executive producer, Don Nash. "It is much more than a fresh coat of paint," Nash tells TVNewser. "It is much more 'current'... [TVNewser]

Al Roker Oversleeps, Fails to Wake Up For 'Wake Up With Al' - Posted August 6, 2013
For the first time in 39 years, NBC "Today" weather anchor and "Wake Up with Al" co-host Al Roker overslept and missed a show. Roker's alarm didn't go off, and he missed his Weather Channel program, although he made it to Studio 1A in time for "Today." His NBC colleagues chided him... [TVNewser]

The PM Ticker: 538, NewsChannel 8, Hall - Posted July 29, 2013
At Deadspin, Nate Silver explains why he sold FiveThirtyEight to ESPN, rather than just license it as he did with the NY Times. "We decided to go big..." ... [TVNewser]

Al Roker Goes From Promoting Healthy School Lunches To Plugging Twinkies - Posted July 15, 2013
Being a morning show anchor is a life filled with contradictions. You have to be likable, but still have gravitas, you need to be able to interview the president, but also a toddler that can shoot hoops. For NBC's Al Roker the pas... [TVNewser]

Anchors Away: NBC And CNN Send Hosts On Citibike Adventures - Posted June 28, 2013
Great minds, as they say. Let's say that you are a producer for a morning TV news program. You want your hosts to seem likable and fun. They should be having a good time together, like normal people do. What do normal people do? If those normal people live in New York City,... [TVNewser]

'Today' Interviews SCOTUSblog Intern That Starred In Viral Supreme Court Video - Posted June 27, 2013
On "Today" this morning, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales interviewed Dan Stein. Who is Dan Stein, you may ask? He is an intern for SCOTUSblog, and the star of a... [TVNewser]

Will Sasso Brings His Vine Act to The Today Show - Posted June 25, 2013
Master of Vine comedy Will Sasso is in town for a Wednesday Today Show appearance. As a result, today's TMP Podcast was taped solo from a New York City hotel room: "We're going to do some dumb Vine stuff. It turns out Al Roker and t... [GalleyCat]

Will Sasso Brings His Vine Act to The Today Show - Posted June 25, 2013
Master of Vine comedy Will Sasso is in town for a Wednesday Today Show appearance. As a result, today's TMP Podcast was taped solo from a New York City hotel room: "We're going to do some dumb Vine stuff. It turns out Al Roker and t... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Will Sasso Brings His Vine Act to The Today Show - Posted June 25, 2013
Master of Vine comedy Will Sasso is in town for a Wednesday Today Show appearance. As a result, today's TMP Podcast was taped solo from a New York City hotel room: "We're going to do some dumb Vine stuff. It turns out Al Roker and t... [FishbowlNY]

Fox News's Rick Leventhal: 'Shart' is a word! - Posted June 24, 2013
Thank Al Roker for this one. If you've ever played Words With Friends, you've seen this screen all too often: "no... [AgencySpy]

Fox News's Rick Leventhal: 'Shart' is a word! - Posted June 24, 2013
Thank Al Roker for this one. If you've ever played Words With Friends, you've seen this screen all too often: "no... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 10 - Posted June 20, 2013
"Good Morning America" continues to lead the pack in the a.m. The ABC show has been the leading morning show among total viewers for 10 months -- its longest stretch at No. 1 in more than 21 years. "GMA" is up +13% in total viewers and up +12% in the... [TVNewser]

David Gregory's Innocent Father's Day Question Elicits Love, Hate and Typos - Posted June 17, 2013
A little Father's Day loving can go in wayward directions. On Sunday, NBC "Meet the Press" host David Gregory solicited stories on Twitter about viewers' fathers and what they taught them. A lovely, innocuous post to celebrate the day. But this is online,... [FishbowlDC]

Are Kids in Sam Champion's Future? - Posted June 10, 2013
"Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion stopped by Wendy Williams' show this morning. Champion, who is hosting the Daytime Emmys this week, talked about his bromance with fellow "GMA" ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Education Nation, 'Frontline,' Growing Up Online - Posted June 10, 2013
The 2013 edition of NBC News' "Education Nation" will once again be hosted at the New York Public Library. The summit will be held October 6-8, and will feature panels hosted by NBC News talent. Education Nation content will also be featured across NBCU's properties. A new PBS "Frontline" documentary will be... [TVNewser]

Veteran Storm Chasers Remember Tim and Paul Samaras, Carl Young - Posted June 3, 2013
Following the news that storm chaser Tim Samaras was killed on Friday, along with his son Paul Samaras and storm chasing partner Carl Young, veteran chasers have taken to TV to remember him. The Weather Channel's Mike Bettes, who was injured in the same line of storms... [TVNewser]

'Today' Team Tackles 'Tough Mudder' - Posted June 1, 2013
The anchor team at NBC's "Today" got down and dirty--quite literally--this week, as they tackled an abbreviated version of the infamous "Tough Mudder" obstacle course. The course makes for great TV, which might explain why the team from "Fox & Friends" ran through a similar version just two weeks ago, but... [TVNewser]

Memorial Day: Who Did it Well? - Posted May 28, 2013
Washington journalists and political onlookers took to Memorial Day much as they would any other day. They flooded Twitter with the gamut of occasionally entertaining and mind-numbing commentary. Some felt some need to lecture their peers, while others had serious matters to address -- in one case, a decision to quit... [FishbowlDC]

'Today' Goes Coast-to-Coast, 'Hoping that the Past is the Past' - Posted May 22, 2013
"It was unlike anything I've ever seen up close." That's Willie Geist's assessment of a day of reporting on the aftermath of Monday's EF5 tornado in Moore, OK. "I think what you can't convey is the scope of the damage." W... [TVNewser]

Sorry, Prince Harry, Savannah's Off the Market - Posted May 13, 2013
NBC "TODAY" Show host Savannah Guthrie was all smiles this morning as she revealed her engagement to political consultant Mike Feldman, setting off a flurry of reactio... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Kentucky Derby Plans - Posted May 4, 2013
This afternoon thousands of dapper people will file into Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. They will sip mint juleps, wear funny hats and make "trifecta" wagers after pretending to read the book on handicapping. Yes, the Kentucky Derby is here, and NBC, which paid good money for... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America,' 'Today,' 'CBS Sunday Morning' Secure Daytime Emmy Nominations - Posted May 1, 2013
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and TV news shows and personalities are well-represented. The awards will air on HLN June 16. In the "Outstanding Morning Program" category, NBC's "Today," ABC's "Good Morning America" and "CBS Sunday... [TVNewser]

Media Bias Segments On 'The O'Reilly Factor' And 'The Last Word' - Posted May 1, 2013
Media bias and the press were the subject of two big segments on cable news last night. On FNC's "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill O'Reilly sent producer Jesse Watters went to the White House Correspondents' Dinner, where he asked attendees whether there was bias in the media. ... [TVNewser]

Cable News Networks Fodder for Obama, O'Brien at White House Correspondents' Dinner - Posted April 27, 2013
The cable news networks were a prime target for both President Obama and Conan O'Brien at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, held at the Washington D.C. Hilton. Obama kicked off his remarks by acknowledging Fox News s... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cable News Networks Fodder for Obama, O'Brien at White House Correspondents' Dinner - Posted April 27, 2013
The cable news networks were a prime target for both President Obama and Conan O'Brien at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, held at the Washington D.C. Hilton. Obama kicked off his remarks by acknowledging Fox News s... [FishbowlNY]

Kathie Lee Gifford Wanted to Publish an Ad Defending Matt Lauer - Posted April 26, 2013
The extensive bashing of Matt Lauer has left him with few fans, but ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Kathie Lee Gifford Wanted to Publish an Ad Defending Matt Lauer - Posted April 26, 2013
The extensive bashing of Matt Lauer has left him with few fans, but ... [FishbowlNY]

Fired Bismarck Anchor to Appear on 'Today' - Posted April 23, 2013
As we predicted, A.J. Clemente -- the local Bismarck anchor fired for saying "fucking shit" on the air during his debut newscast o... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fired Bismarck Anchor to Appear on 'Today' - Posted April 23, 2013
As we predicted, A.J. Clemente -- the local Bismarck anchor fired for saying "fucking shit" on the air during his debut newscast o... [FishbowlNY]

'Today's' Jenna Bush Hager Has a Girl, Despite Many Who Thought She'd Have a Boy - Posted April 15, 2013
The birth of the first grandchild of former Pres. George W. Bush and Laura Bush was news on the morning shows today, but perhaps more so on NBC's "Today." Jenna Bush Hager, who has been a special correspond... [TVNewser]

Willie Geist Gives Kim Kardashian Parenting Advice - Posted March 31, 2013
Willie Geist was not in his usual perch on NBC's "Today" or MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Friday -- he was in Los Angeles for a taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Kim Kardashian, who is expecting a baby with Kanye West, was also a guest on Thurday's show, and... [FishbowlLA]

Mets PR Man/Butt-Dialing Champion Explains Himself to Today - Posted March 29, 2013
Jay Horowitz, the man who has handled PR duties for the perpetual underdog New York Mets for more than 30 years, received more attention than expected over the past week thanks to his mastery of...the "butt dial." A Wall Street Journal profile first outed him as "The King of the Accidental... [PRNewser]

'Today' Superfan Returns, While Another Faints - Posted March 28, 2013
It was a good day and a bad day to be in the crowd outside of NBC's "Today" studio this morning. The good news: "Today" "superfan" Linny Boyette returned to the program after a long absence. Boyette had a health scare, and was welcomed back by ... [TVNewser]

'People told us, 'I love that Al Roker.' So they're getting more Al Roker.' - Posted March 25, 2013
Another bit from the New York cover story on how NBC intends to bring "Today" back to its former morning glory. Joe Hagan writes: Last fall, Today producers used a research firm called... [TVNewser]

In-N-Out And Haunted Mirrors On The Morning Shows - Posted March 2, 2013
On NBC's "Today" Friday, Matt Lauer and Al Roker decided to prank their co-workers. Taking a viral video to promote "The Last Exorcism 2" as inspiration, the team got Natalie Morales, WNBC anchor ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

In-N-Out And Haunted Mirrors On The Morning Shows - Posted March 2, 2013
On NBC's "Today" Friday, Matt Lauer and Al Roker decided to prank their co-workers. Taking a viral video to promote "The Last Exorcism 2" as inspiration, the team got Natalie Morales, WNBC anchor ... [FishbowlNY]

Al Roker: My First Big Break - Posted February 27, 2013
Before he was everyone's favorite forecaster on NBC's "Today" Show, Al Roker paid his dues on the local TV circuit. Now he has his own show "Wake Up... [TVSpy]

Al Roker: My First Big Break - Posted February 27, 2013
Al Roker, weather guy for NBC's "Today" Show, can sum up the secret to his success in a sentence, "Don't be a jerk!" Roker has his own show "... [GalleyCat]

Al Roker: My First Big Break - Posted February 27, 2013
Al Roker, weather guy for NBC's "Today" Show, can sum up the secret to his success in a sentence, "Don't be a jerk!" Roker has his own show "... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Al Roker: My First Big Break - Posted February 27, 2013
Al Roker, weather guy for NBC's "Today" Show, can sum up the secret to his success in a sentence, "Don't be a jerk!" Roker has his own show "... [FishbowlNY]

Al Roker: My First Big Break - Posted February 27, 2013
Al Roker, weather guy for NBC's "Today" Show, can sum up the secret to his success in a sentence, "Don't be a jerk!" Roker has his own show "Wake Up... [TVNewser]

Al Roker: My First Big Break - Posted February 27, 2013
Before he was everyone's favorite forecaster on NBC's "Today" Show, Al Roker paid his dues on the local TV circuit. The man who lives by the mantra "Don't be a jerk!" has his own show "... [MediaJobsDaily]

Al Roker: My First Big Break - Posted February 27, 2013
Al Roker, weather guy for NBC's "Today" Show, can sum up the secret to his success in a sentence, "Don't be a jerk!" Roker has his own show "Wake Up... [PRNewser]

Al Roker: My First Big Break - Posted February 27, 2013
Al Roker, one of America's favorite morning weathercasters, appears on NBC's "Today" Show, has his own show "Wake Up with Al" o... [UnBeige]

Al Roker: My First Big Break - Posted February 27, 2013
Al Roker, one of America's favorite morning weathercasters, appears on NBC's "Today" Show, has his own show "Wake Up with Al" o... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Al Roker: My First Big Break - Posted February 27, 2013
Former Washington, D.C. weatherman, Al Roker appears on NBC's "Today" Show, has his own show "Wa... [FishbowlDC]

Al Roker: My First Big Break - Posted February 27, 2013
Al Roker, weather guy for NBC's "Today" Show, can sum up the secret to his success in a sentence, "Don't be a jerk!" Roker has his own show "... [FishbowlLA]

TV News Booker Finds the Right Hotel Can Make All The Difference - Posted February 26, 2013
Keeping a booking producer at one of the top hotels in Los Angeles on Oscar night, paid off for CBS News. While ABC, which carried the Oscars, sent the entire "GMA" team to Hollywood, and even NBC's "Today" had Al Roker and Meredith Vieira there, only one show got an interview... [TVNewser]

Jennifer Lawrence Can't Wait to Meet Al Roker - Posted February 24, 2013
On CNN's Oscar red carpet special, Piers Morgan has been asking his guests who they're most excited to see. Jack Nicholson, ... [FishbowlLA]

FEMA Needs Some Help With Its Newest PR Campaign - Posted February 22, 2013
Note to ambitious PR firms with experience developing PSAs "designed to inspire change": This week The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, let everyone know that ... [PRNewser]

Anchors Gone Good: 'Today' Does PSAs - Posted February 16, 2013
Have you ever wanted to see Matt Lauer inside of a chimney? Or Savannah Guthrie doing hard labor? Or Natalie Morales in her pajamas? Then "Today" has just the ticket for you. This week NBC morning program decided that the anchors should "gi... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Greta, Harris, Harlem Shake - Posted February 13, 2013
Greta Van Susteren will be anchoring tonight's "On the Record" from Big Bear, CA covering the Christopher Dorner story. Perhaps she'll get someone on the record who can sort it all out. FNC's Harris Faulkner ... [TVNewser]

Funny Guys | Secret Wrapping | Blessed Mess - Posted February 7, 2013
TVNewser: Willie Geist and Al Roker ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Funny Guys | Secret Wrapping | Blessed Mess - Posted February 7, 2013
TVNewser: Willie Geist and Al Roker ... [FishbowlNY]

Willie Geist And Al Roker Kiss On 'Today' - Posted February 7, 2013
Just in time for Valentines Day next week, NBC "Today" anchors Willie Geist and Al Roker got up close and personal this morning. While demonstrating Valentines gifts, Geist and Roker put on lip balm, with one tasting like peaches, and the other like cream. When things get passionate, both people's lips taste... [TVNewser]

'Today' Goes To The Birds - Posted February 5, 2013
The classic late night comedy show bit involving wild animals interacting with the host migrated to the morning on "Today." Things got hairy, and Al Roker got a new Facebook profile photo. All in all, a memorable segment. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

No Game? No Problem! Networks Plan Super Bowl Programming - Posted January 30, 2013
The Super Bowl is the biggest television event in the United States. 67 million people watched the 2012 election results roll in across 13 networks last November. For comparison: last year's Super Bowl on NBC averaged over 111 million viewers. This year the Big Game is on CBS, but that isn't stop... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading/Watch List 01.22.13 - Posted January 22, 2013
1. President Obama blows Fallows' mind. In a quick reaction post, The Atlantic's national correspondent James Fallows says how surprised he was by the President's s... [FishbowlDC]

Al Roker Gets Parade-Side Interview with Pres. Obama and Handshake from VP Biden - Posted January 21, 2013
Egged on by Brian Williams, David Gregory, Chuck Todd and others, ... [TVNewser]

Al Roker Gets Parade-Side Interview with Pres. Obama and Handshake from VP Biden - Posted January 21, 2013
Egged on by Brian Williams, David Gregory, Chuck Todd and others, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Al Roker Gets Parade-Side Interview with Pres. Obama and Handshake from VP Biden - Posted January 21, 2013
Egged on by Brian Williams, David Gregory, Chuck Todd and others, ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Shows in Overtime for Inauguration - Posted January 21, 2013
ABC's and CBS's morning shows are going beyond the normal 9am end time covering the run up to the ceremonial Inaugruation -- the real one was yesterday. Anchors and correspondents are in... [TVNewser]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [FishbowlLA]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [FishbowlNY]

Al Roker On His White House Accident: 'I'm Laughing All the Way to the Bank' - Posted January 15, 2013
TVNewser caught up with "Today" show weatherman Al Roker in Chicago this morning. He's on a book tour for Never Goin' Back Winning the Weight-Loss Battle For Good. It's about his battle to keep off the pounds following gastric bypa... [TVNewser]

In Chicago, Al Roker Praises Fellow Weatherman WGN's Tom Skilling - Posted January 15, 2013
In chilly Chicago this morning, TVSpy caught up with Al Roker between his "Today" show weather reports. In addition to talking abou... [TVSpy]

Politico Staff Meeting Delayed to Wednesday - Posted January 14, 2013
Politico's Editor-in-Chief John Harris is holding a staff meeting to sketch out the year ahead. The meeting, originally scheduled for today, has been moved to Wednesday due to a personal conflict with newsroom leaders. Harris didn't elaborat... [FishbowlDC]

Scarborough Makes 3 Roker 'Poop' Jokes - Posted January 14, 2013
On MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today Joe Scarborough couldn't nearly get his fill of Roker-White House "poop" references. Discussing his book on the "Dateline" last week, morning weatherman ... [FishbowlDC]

'Today' Anchors Judge Weird Human Tricks On 'Tonight Show, Have 'Wardrobe Malfunction' On Red Carpet - Posted January 13, 2013
On "The Tonight Show" late Friday evening, host Jay Leno had the "Today" crew of Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Anchors Judge Weird Human Tricks On 'Tonight Show, Have 'Wardrobe Malfunction' On Red Carpet - Posted January 13, 2013
On "The Tonight Show" late Friday evening, host Jay Leno had the "Today" crew of Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and ... [FishbowlLA]

Al Roker's White House Confession: 'I Pooped My Pants' - Posted January 7, 2013
"Dateline NBC" featured Al Roker's weight loss battle last night -- warts and all. Roker's trainer discussed how the NBC weatherman keeps off the weight. His wife, ABC's Deborah Roberts, talked about what his weight loss has meant to their relatio... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Al Roker's White House Confession: 'I Pooped My Pants' - Posted January 7, 2013
"Dateline NBC" featured Al Roker's weight loss battle last night -- warts and all. Roker's trainer discussed how the NBC weatherman keeps off the weight. His wife, ABC's Deborah Roberts, talked about what his weight loss has meant to their relatio... [FishbowlNY]

Al Roker Drops by 'Katie' For Surprise Birthday Celebration - Posted January 7, 2013
Today is Katie Couric's birthday, and she showed up to work with no idea what was in store for her on "Katie." Couric didn't know who her would be on the show -- the lineup included ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Anchors Meet Their Viewer Look-Alikes - Posted December 12, 2012
After a recent segment on look-alikes, the "Today" team spent the past two weeks combing through viewer submissions to find doppelgangers for Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, ... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno Makes Fun of 'Germaphobe' Matt Lauer - Posted December 1, 2012
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno poked some fun at his NBC colleague Matt Lauer this week. We noted that Al Roker had laryngit... [TVNewser]

Scarlett Johansson Reads the Weather On 'Today,' While The Muppets Take Over 'GMA' - Posted November 27, 2012
ABC's "Good Morning America" and NBC's "Today" each had special celebrity guests helping to fill-in today. "GMA" had The Muppets "take over" the show, starting right at 7 AM, when Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy were shown in the control room (pictured right). On NBC, ... [TVNewser]

Debating Anderson Cooper's Twitter Fight - Posted November 21, 2012
Anderson Cooper's Twitter backlash toward a viewer was a topic on the "Today" show's third hour this morning. "Cooper," explained Willie Giest, "has been rep... [TVNewser]

NBC TODAY's Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie Offer Warm and Pointless Thanksgiving Thoughts - Posted November 20, 2012
Sometimes hosts of the upcoming Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade shouldn't be interviewed before, after or during the fact. What are NBC's Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker grateful for and what are their Thanksgiving traditions? Who cares? Even they don't know or seem to care, but they manage to pull a variety... [PRNewser]

Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie Preview Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Posted November 20, 2012
This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade coverage on NBC will be hosted by regular Al Roker, Matt Lauer and for the first time, "Today" co-host Savannah Guthrie. NBCUDirect spoke to both Guthrie and Roker, who previewed their coverage, and their... [TVNewser]

'Today' Officially Welcomes Willie Geist - Posted November 12, 2012
NBC's "Today" formally welcomed Willie Geist as the co-anchor of the 9 AM hour this morning. The show put together a package explaining Willie's life and career, including interviews with his father, Bill Geist, the long-time correspondent for CBS News. ... [TVNewser]

'We Want to Welcome the Newest Member of the Today Family' - Posted November 3, 2012
Erica Hill co-hosted her first Weekend "Today" show this morning alongside longtime anchor Lester Holt. And, as has become a tradition at "Today", Holt paused... [TVNewser]

In Sandy's Wake, NBC Expands 'Today,' Plans Primetime Special - Posted October 30, 2012
The "Today" show's four hours are dedicated to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as the superstorm continues to move inland. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie are reporting... [TVNewser]

Hurricane Sandy Coverage Plans - Posted October 26, 2012
TV news organizations are gearing up for covering Sandy. There is still lots of uncertainty but here is what we know so far. We will update this story as we get more information. Cable: The Weather Channel not surprisingly, has a slew of coverage planned. "Wake Up With Al" will air this... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hurricane Sandy Coverage Plans - Posted October 26, 2012
TV news organizations are gearing up for covering Sandy. There is still lots of uncertainty but here is what we know so far. We will update this story as we get more information. Cable: The Weather Channel not surprisingly, has a slew of coverage planned. "Wake Up With Al" will air this... [FishbowlNY]

Hurricane Sandy Coverage Plans - Posted October 26, 2012
TV news organizations are gearing up for covering Sandy. There is still lots of uncertainty but here is what we know so far. We will update this story as we get more information. Cable: The Weather Channel not surprisingly, has a slew of coverage planned. "Wake Up With Al" will air this... [TVNewser]

Ready or Not, Here Comes Hurricane Sandy - Posted October 26, 2012
Hurricane Sandy continues to move northward, and is projected to slam into the eastern seaboard on Monday or Tuesday of next week. Networks are beginning to plan for coverage (more on that later) but there are still lots of uncertainties. "This is something that we have never really seen," The Weather Channel's... [TVNewser]

Weather Channel Plans Programming Revamp - Posted October 23, 2012
First on TVNewser: At a company town hall meeting after its reorganization last week, The Weather Channel outlined a... [TVNewser]

'Today' Show Producer: Leave Matt Lauer Alone! - Posted September 26, 2012
NBC's perennial ratings champion "Today" recently made some fairly big changes by ... [PRNewser]

'Good Morning America's' Lara Spencer Adds a Side Job: Reality Show Host - Posted September 17, 2012
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Lara Spencer is adding a side job to her portfolio this Fall, when she pulls double duty as the host of HGTV reality show "Flea Market Flip." Spencer will host the competition series, which sees two teams track do... [TVNewser]

David Gregory Still has the Moves - Posted September 14, 2012
Sunday morning David Gregory will be all politics on "Meet the Press," but this morning -- filling in for Matt Lauer -- he joined the "Today" show's Savannah Guthrie, Nata... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts Signs Off Early From 'GMA' To Be With Family In Hurricane Zone - Posted August 30, 2012
ABC this morning announced that today would be Robin Roberts' last day anchoring "Good Morning America" before she goes on extended leave. Tomorrow ... [TVNewser]

Isaac And Speeches Dominate The Morning - Posted August 29, 2012
Two stories dominated TV news coverage this morning: the landfall of Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, and the speeches from Ann Romney and Chris Christie at the RNC. On Weather Channel (which it should be noted was the first outlet to report Isaac's landfall), Al Roker and Jim Cantore reported from i... [TVNewser]

Al Roker Explains Odd Staredown: 'It happens all the time!' - Posted August 22, 2012
Earlier this week we noted an... unusual clip of "Today" co-anchor Al Roker freezing like a statue during a segment. On "Today" this morning, he explained what the heck was going on. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Is Al Roker Ok? How Well Do Fox News Hosts Know The Bible? Today In Odd Morning Show Moments - Posted August 21, 2012
Reddit user "CoLmes" spotted this odd moment on NBC's "Today" (which appears to have happened last week). Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer are tal... [TVNewser]

An Unscripted Moment From Al Roker On 'Today' - Posted August 16, 2012
Unscripted TV can lead to some unplanned moments, as we saw on NBC's "Today" this morning. Al Roker, Matt Lauer and Tamron Hall were interviewing members of the U.S. Olympic rowing team, and at the end they mentioned the tradition of throwing your teammat... [TVNewser]

'Wake Up With Al' Officially Moving To New York - Posted August 13, 2012
The Weather Channel's "Wake Up With Al" is making New York City its permanent home. Since it launched in 2009, the program had been split between New York, where Al Roker also co-anchors NBC's "Today," and Atlanta, where ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Back in the U.S., Trying to Keep the Gold - Posted August 13, 2012
The Today show team returned to Rockefeller Plaza this morning by red double-decker bus, a nod to the last three weeks spent in London covering the Summer games. "You notice they did a little remodeling while we were gone," said Matt Lauer. "Take... [TVNewser]

London 2012: For NBC Affiliates, Olympics Coverage Means Life In The 'Hollywood Squares' Set - Posted August 9, 2012
Just next door to the set of NBC's "Today," in the northeastern part of Olympic Park in East London, an unusual building rises up four stories over reclaimed marshland. It is the home of the NBC affiliates for the duration of the Olympic games. NBC affiliates from across the country, as well... [TVSpy]

'Today' Superfan Linny Boyette Turns up on 'GMA' - Posted August 6, 2012
Beyond the ratings, here's one more indicator of the "Today" show losing out to "Good Morning America." Page Six reports, "Today" show superfan Linny Boyette has switched allegiances. With "Today" in London, Boyette has been spotted across town at "GMA." "He has been there every morning this week," one ABC insid... [TVNewser]

The Olympics Ticker: Games Begin, Social Olympics, 'Today' Arrives - Posted July 25, 2012
The first Olympic competition took place this morning, two days before the Opening Ceremony. Women's soccer preliminaries aired on MSNBC with Great Britain beating New Zealand, 1-0. Also today, the USA women beat France, 4-2. TVSpy reports NBC News and NBC's 10 owned TV stations are joining forces for the social... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: 14 Killed, 50 Injured in Massacre at 'Dark Knight Rises' Screening - Posted July 20, 2012
The network morning shows have devoted much of the first hour of their broadcasts to the massacre at an Aurora, CO movie theater. During a midnight screening of the new Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises," a 24-year-old gunman opened fire. Initial reports put the death toll at 14 with 50... [TVNewser]

Today Facebook Page Passes One Million Likes - Posted July 18, 2012
NBC's "Today" passed an arbitrary but fun social media milestone late yesterday, as its Facebook fan page passed one million likes. This morning the co-anchors went out to Rockefeller Plaza to talk about the accomplishment. Fans in the Plaza were given orange t-shirts and foam fingers, and were encouraged to "get... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry Says Emotional Goodbye to 'Today': 'This Is Not as I Expected to Ever Leave This Couch' - Posted June 28, 2012
After nearly 15 years with "Today," and the last year as co-host Ann Curry is exiting the NBC News morning show, she announced at the close of this morning's broadcast. "This is not easy to say, but today is go... [TVNewser]

Business As Usual--At Least On-Air--On NBC's 'Today' This Morning - Posted June 21, 2012
Despite the leaks last night about NBC's intention to move Ann Curry off of the "Today" anchor's desk, it was business as usual this morning on the program... at least on-air. Ann read the pre-credit headlines, and after welcoming viewers to the program, she and ... [TVNewser]

One Month With Ann Curry And The 'Today' Family - Posted June 20, 2012
New York Times TV critic Mike Hale spent a month watching NBC's "Today" show. His goal: to try and diagnose the cause ... [TVNewser]

In Her Final Newscast, Sue Simmons Makes It Clear She Doesn't Want to Leave - Posted June 16, 2012
Throughout her final newscast on WNBC, legendary New York anchor Sue Simmons made it clear that she didn't want to leave. Following a day of video tribute... [SocialTimes.com]

Sue Simmons Ends Historic Run at WNBC, Wants to Be 'Employed Elsewhere at Some Point' - Posted June 16, 2012
And so at 11:35 last night, New York's all-time great anchor team ceased to exist. "Chuck and Sue" became a test pattern of TV history. Sue Simmons concluded a 32-year run at WNBC, sitting next to her "TV husband" ... [FishbowlLA]

Survey Says? NBC Wants To Know What You Think About 'The Professionals' - Posted June 8, 2012
The third hour of NBC's "Today" show was devoted to a full hour of "Today's Professionals" where Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and Dr. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Survey Says? NBC Wants To Know What You Think About 'The Professionals' - Posted June 8, 2012
The third hour of NBC's "Today" show was devoted to a full hour of "Today's Professionals" where Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and Dr. ... [FishbowlNY]

Survey Says? NBC Wants To Know What You Think About 'The Professionals' - Posted June 8, 2012
The third hour of NBC's "Today" show was devoted to a full hour of "Today's Professionals" where Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and Dr. ... [TVNewser]

Joy Bauer Feted For 'Joy Fit Club' Book - Posted June 7, 2012
[caption id="attachment_131663" align="alignright" width="375" caption="Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford along with author and 'Today' contributor Joy Bauer and EP Jim Bell"][/caption]TVNewser dropped by the Eventi Hotel the other evening for a book party thrown by "Today" show EP ... [TVNewser]

Where Was Ann Curry This Morning? - Posted June 5, 2012
This Saturday, Ann Curry marks one year as "Today" co-anchor. But as we mentioned earlier,... [TVNewser]

Stephanie Abrams: Space Camp Hall of Famer - Posted May 12, 2012
The Weather Channel meteorologist and "Wake Up With Al" co-host Stephanie Abrams received quite a surprise on the program, as she found out she was being inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame. Al Roker brought on the director of education for Space Camp, as well as a former Space Shuttle... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Stephanie Abrams: Space Camp Hall of Famer - Posted May 12, 2012
The Weather Channel meteorologist and "Wake Up With Al" co-host Stephanie Abrams received quite a surprise on the program, as she found out she was being inducted into the Space Camp Hall of Fame. Al Roker brought on the director of education for Space Camp, as well as a former Space Shuttle... [FishbowlNY]

Watch Out Sam Champion And Al Roker, The New Weather Anchor Is a Royal - Posted May 10, 2012
Viewers of the BBC News in Scotland received quite a surprise today. The regular weather anchor took a break, and instead the forecast was delivered a by a special guest: The Prince of Wales himself, Prince Charles. WATCH: Prince Charles was visiting the TV station as part of a tour during Holyrood Week.... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Mini-Morris, Lin, 'Today' Anchors - Posted May 9, 2012
Fox News host and correspondent Clayton Morris and wife Natali Morris welcomed a mini-Morris into their family yesterday. Natali gave birth to a baby girl yesterday afternoon. "Fox & Friends First" host ... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry Talks 'Today' Ratings at Matrix Awards - Posted April 23, 2012
Ann Curry was one of the eight women honored at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria today. In her acceptance speech, Curry praised her female colleagues in tele... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry Talks 'Today' Ratings at Matrix Awards - Posted April 23, 2012
Ann Curry was one of the eight women honored at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria today. In her acceptance speech, Curry praised her female colleagues in tele... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ann Curry Talks 'Today' Ratings at Matrix Awards - Posted April 23, 2012
Ann Curry was one of the eight women honored at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria today. In her acceptance speech, Curry praised her female colleagues in tele... [FishbowlNY]

Ann Curry, Tyra Banks, Peggy Noonan Receive 2012 Matrix Awards - Posted April 23, 2012
Eight influential women were honored this afternoon at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards. The event was held at the Waldorf-Astoria and emceed by NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ann Curry, Tyra Banks, Peggy Noonan Receive 2012 Matrix Awards - Posted April 23, 2012
Eight influential women were honored this afternoon at the New York Women in Communications 2012 Matrix Awards. The event was held at the Waldorf-Astoria and emceed by NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan. ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC's Alec Baldwin Trashes NBC's 'Today' on Twitter - Posted April 11, 2012
Actor Alec Baldwin, who stars in the NBC comedy "30 Rock," took shots at another NBC program on Twitter Wednesday morning. Baldwin has been dealing with a stalker, and it has made international headlines. In response, a number of journalists have been staked outside of his New York apartment, including, apparently,... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Makes It Official, While Katie Couric and 'Good Morning America' Offer Congratulations - Posted April 6, 2012
As expected, Matt Lauer announced his new deal with NBC to stay at "Today" in a very brief statement this morning: "This is my family, I love this job and I love working with you guys and all the people behind the scenes," Lauer said. "It was either you or Keith Olbermann," quipped... [TVNewser]

Weather Channel Shaking Up 'Wake Up With Al' - Posted March 30, 2012
Starting in mid-April, The Weather Channel's "Wake Up with Al" will have a decidedly different vibe, as the show originates from New York, rather than Weather's Atlanta headquarters. Co-host Al Roker usually hosts the show ... [TVNewser]

The Weather (and Sometimes Coast Guard, Lifeguard, and Wind Turbine) Channel - Posted March 21, 2012
The AP's David Bauder takes a look at the new Weather Channel -- fewer live weather updates and more weather-related reality programming -- and Al Roker's p... [TVNewser]

NBC News Makes Pitch to Advertisers, As 'Rock Center' Hits New Viewership Low - Posted March 16, 2012
[caption id="attachment_116521" align="alignright" width="378" caption="Matt Lauer and Steve Capus at the NBC News/MSNBC upfront."][/caption] NBC Newsers always like to say they are part of one big family. But in a family that big, with several making millions of dollars a year -- even a select few in the double-digit millions -- th... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry Celebrates 15 Years at 'Today' - Posted March 9, 2012
On Sunday, Ann Curry will celebrate her 15th anniversary with the "Today" show. So this morning, Al Roker gave her a shoutout. "You surprised me. I had no idea you were... [TVNewser]

Life after WNBC for Sue Simmons - Posted March 8, 2012
After news Wednesday that Sue Simmons -- who made up half of one of the longest-running local news anchor duos in the nation -- was ... [TVNewser]

Knicks Roll Out Blue Carpet For the Lakers Tomorrow Night - Posted February 9, 2012
Some things never change at Madison Square Garden. Buzz will be in the air when the Los Angeles Lakers make their one appearance of the season at 7th Avenue and 33rd Street. With that in mind, MSG will have a special edition of Knicks Blue Carpet beginning at 7 p.m. Several former Knick... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Knicks Roll Out Blue Carpet For the Lakers Tomorrow Night - Posted February 9, 2012
Some things never change at Madison Square Garden. Buzz will be in the air when the Los Angeles Lakers make their one appearance of the season at 7th Avenue and 33rd Street. With that in mind, MSG will have a special edition of Knicks Blue Carpet beginning at 7 p.m. Several former Knick... [FishbowlNY]

NBC's One Big Happy Family Pre-Super Bowl Moment - Posted February 6, 2012
Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Hypes Super Bowl: Al Roker Ziplines Over Indy, Kathie Lee and Hoda Test QB Skills - Posted February 4, 2012
While Matt Lauer stayed in New York ahead of his pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama, his "Today" show pal Al Roker is preparing for the big game in a different way. Roker ziplined over Lucas Oil Stadium, th... [TVNewser]

Game On! NBCU to Smother Super Bowl - Posted January 25, 2012
It's more than just a game... it's an opportunity to absolutely blanket TV viewers with the spoils of your consolidated company. Call it Super Bowl everywhere. NBC TV may have the rights to Super Bowl XLVI, but if you turn on just about any NBCU channel or watch any NBC-produced program you... [TVNewser]

Sounds About Right | Dark Times | Fancy Gold - Posted January 17, 2012
TVNewser: Here is video of Paula Deen admitting to Al Roker that she has diabetes. But don't feel... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sounds About Right | Dark Times | Fancy Gold - Posted January 17, 2012
TVNewser: Here is video of Paula Deen admitting to Al Roker that she has diabetes. But don't feel... [FishbowlNY]

Paula Deen tells Al Roker She's Turning Diabetes Lemon into (Sugar-free) Lemonade - Posted January 17, 2012
TV's sugary supercook Paula Deen told Al Roker she's been battling diabetes for three years. This morning on "Today" Roker asked Deen why it took her three years to tell her fans about the diagnosis: "I said. 'I'm going to keep this close to my chest for the time being.'" Roker pointed... [TVNewser]

Trying Too Hard | A King's Move | Defense is the Best Offense - Posted December 1, 2011
PRNewser: The downside of being George Clooney's girlfriend. File this under "when something is perfect, people just start to make sh*t up." FishbowlLA: If ... [FishbowlLA]

Trying Too Hard | A King's Move | Defense is the Best Offense - Posted December 1, 2011
PRNewser: The downside of being George Clooney's girlfriend. File this under "when something is perfect, people just start to make sh*t up." FishbowlLA: If ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Trying Too Hard | A King's Move | Defense is the Best Offense - Posted December 1, 2011
PRNewser: The downside of being George Clooney's girlfriend. File this under "when something is perfect, people just start to make sh*t up." FishbowlLA: If ... [FishbowlNY]

Al Roker & Savannah Guthrie to Co-Host Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting - Posted November 16, 2011
Savannah Guthrie has been named co-host of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting special two weeks from tonight on NBC. Al Roker is back to co-host. Thi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Al Roker & Savannah Guthrie to Co-Host Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting - Posted November 16, 2011
Savannah Guthrie has been named co-host of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting special two weeks from tonight on NBC. Al Roker is back to co-host. Thi... [FishbowlNY]

Al Roker & Savannah Guthrie to Co-Host Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting - Posted November 16, 2011
Savannah Guthrie has been named co-host of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting special two weeks from tonight on NBC. Al Roker is back to co-host. Thi... [TVNewser]

'Today' Anchors at Book Signing - Posted November 16, 2011
Stephen Battaglio's new coffee table book, From Yesterday to TODAY is in bookstores now. The book looks back on the NBC News program's 60 years -- when, in 1952, Dave Garroway ushered in a new era in morning broadcasting. (A sentiment heard this week ... [TVNewser]

Al Roker, Barbara Bush and Peggy Siegal Fetes Elizabeth Olsen - Posted November 9, 2011
We were disappointed to hear that we'd missed seeing Wendy Williams who'd come by on Monday for lunch with her parents. A little birdie told me that the talk show diva issued this rallying cry to mom and dad before departing to face the lone papa... [FishbowlLA]

Al Roker, Barbara Bush and Peggy Siegal Fetes Elizabeth Olsen - Posted November 9, 2011
We were disappointed to hear that we'd missed seeing Wendy Williams who'd come by on Monday for lunch with her parents. A little birdie told me that the talk show diva issued this rallying cry to mom and dad before departing to face the lone papa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Al Roker, Barbara Bush and Peggy Siegal Fetes Elizabeth Olsen - Posted November 9, 2011
We were disappointed to hear that we'd missed seeing Wendy Williams who'd come by on Monday for lunch with her parents. A little birdie told me that the talk show diva issued this rallying cry to mom and dad before departing to face the lone papa... [FishbowlNY]

NEA Launches 'Blue Horse' Charity Auction to Benefit Arts Education - Posted October 21, 2011
The National Education Association (NEA) has teamed up with the NEA Foundation to host "The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse Charity Auction." The proceeds derived from the Internet auction will benefit the NEA Foundation's "Art Inspires Learning, Learning Inspires Art" initiative. This project funds arts ... [GalleyCat]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [morningmedianewsfeed]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [FishbowlNY]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [TVNewser]

Scottie Pippen Mixes It Up With the Media Mob & Does Rosie Have a New Lady Love? - Posted September 28, 2011
Things have been pretty busy at Michael's this week. On Monday, none other than James Bond aka Daniel Craig dropped by. ("His eye are so blue!" cooed one smitten staffer). Yesterday, a very laid back Rosie O'Donnell showed up... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Scottie Pippen Mixes It Up With the Media Mob & Does Rosie Have a New Lady Love? - Posted September 28, 2011
Things have been pretty busy at Michael's this week. On Monday, none other than James Bond aka Daniel Craig dropped by. ("His eye are so blue!" cooed one smitten staffer). Yesterday, a very laid back Rosie O'Donnell showed up... [FishbowlNY]

Ahoy! 'Today' Crew Walks the Plank, Talks Pirate - Posted September 24, 2011
So, this happened. On NBC's "Today" this week, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie took part in International Talk Like a Pirate Day by, well, by talking and dressing like pirates: ... [TVNewser]

Synergy! NBCUniversal Brings In NBC News, E!, Weather Channel and More For NFL Kickoff - Posted September 6, 2011
This Thursday, the 2011-2012 NFL season kicks off with the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers taking on the New Orleans Saints. The game will be broadcast on NBC, so naturally the network is making full use of its corporate siblings to promote the event. NBC News, CNBC, Weather ... [TVNewser]

Hurricane Irene Keeps Reporters & Forecasters on the Move - Posted August 25, 2011
TV news anchors, correspondents and meteorologists may not have to go far from their New York headquarters to cover Hurricane Irene as the Category 3 storm barrels toward the East Coast. With the 11amET advisory, the storm continues its catastrophic path toward Nort... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie's Mom Drops By 'Today' - Posted July 18, 2011
NBC's Savannah Guthrie, a self-proclaimed "kitchen catastrophe," enlisted the help of Al Roker to cook her mom's famous strawberry rhubarb pie for a taped "Show and Tell" segment on this morning's "Today" show. There were few hiccups -- after being told to seal the pie crust, Guthrie asks, "Do we have... [TVNewser]

Following KNBC Weathercaster's 'Kook' Comment, Al Roker Makes L.A. His 'Pick City' - Posted June 27, 2011
After KNBC morning weathercaster Elita Loresca was cau... [TVSpy]

NBC Releases 'Today' Promo Highlighting New Anchor Team - Posted June 12, 2011
With its new anchor team of Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Natalie Morales, and Al Roker finally in place, NBC's "Today" has cut a promo highlighting the group. ... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira's 'Today' Show Sendoff - Posted June 8, 2011
Meredith Vieira's final "Today" show was filled with laughs, tears, surprises -- and a lot of music. Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" was a sort of theme song for the two hours. Vieira also got a serenade from Carole King singing "You've Got a Friend," then, in the following segment,... [TVNewser]

Tim Russert the inspiration for this week's 'Today' show Vatican Reports - Posted June 1, 2011
[caption id="attachment_68940" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Russert family in the Vatican Library in June 2008. (Courtesy: Russert family/NBC News)"][/caption] This morning, about an hour before the "Today" show went on the air, co-anchor ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd: 'Al Roker Can Stuff It' - Posted May 11, 2011
MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie appeared on "The Daily ... [FishbowlDC]

Meredith Vieira leaving 'Today:' The News Conference - Posted May 9, 2011
There's a news conference happening right now on the anchor changes coming to "Today." Taking part: Steve Capus... [TVNewser]

Report: Meredith Vieira leaving 'Today'; Ann Curry, Natalie Morales to be Upped - Posted April 29, 2011
This morning Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira were side-by-side for what might turn out to be their final big event co-anchoring together. ... [TVNewser]

Royal Wedding Viewer Guide: Where to Watch - Posted April 28, 2011
Have you heard? There is some sort of wedding happening tomorrow. Yes, the broadcast and cable news organizations are all planning coverage of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton tomorrow morning, with most beginning at 4 ... [TVNewser]

Today Anchors Leave... - Posted April 22, 2011
That headline was not our own. That's what the "Today" show's publicist titled her press release on this May sweeps series. Cute. Playing into all ... [TVNewser]

A Young David Gregory Shows off Red Hair and Freckles - Posted April 11, 2011
NBC's "Today" Show played an embarrassing game of show and tell on Friday by showing school pictures of the hosts. "My little girl who is at school now, she will not smile, not even on the retakes, she refuses," NBC "Meet the Press" host D... [FishbowlDC]

Matt Lauer in 2007 to TVNewser: 'There will come a time where I stop doing this, and at that point it will be all about family.' - Posted April 7, 2011
Who saw this one coming? The out-of-left-field report from "Entertainment Tonight" that Matt Lauer will be following Meredith Vieira out the "Today" show door next year... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Matt Lauer in 2007 to TVNewser: 'There will come a time where I stop doing this, and at that point it will be all about family.' - Posted April 7, 2011
Who saw this one coming? The out-of-left-field report from "Entertainment Tonight" that Matt Lauer will be following Meredith Vieira out the "Today" show door next year... [FishbowlNY]

Meteorologist John Marshall 'Wasn't Shocked' by Losing Weekend Shifts at WCBS-TV - Posted March 31, 2011
If you wake up early on the weekend, then you are probably aware of the John Marshall body of work. He had more than a dozen years under his belt at WNBC when they went in another direction last summer. But as fate would have it, the timing worked perfectly ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Meteorologist John Marshall 'Wasn't Shocked' by Losing Weekend Shifts at WCBS-TV - Posted March 31, 2011
If you wake up early on the weekend, then you are probably aware of the John Marshall body of work. He had more than a dozen years under his belt at WNBC when they went in another direction last summer. But as fate would have it, the timing worked perfectly ... [FishbowlNY]

NBCUniversal's Royal Wedding Plans: Everyone Goes to London - Posted March 28, 2011
NBCUniversal announced its coverage plans of the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, and NBC News and MSNBC play a big part. Just about every NBCU network will have wedding coverage, including NBC, MSNBC, E!, Bravo, Telemundo and even The Weather Channel. ... [TVNewser]

1994 'Today' Hosts ask 'What is the internet anyway?' - Posted January 31, 2011
The "Today" show this morning took a look back at an old clip from the show circa 1994 in which Bryant Gumbel asks "What is internet anyway?" and former host Katie Couric explains that it's a "massive computer network." ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of January 17 - Posted January 28, 2011
While "Today" remains at #1, it was the only broadcast morning show to lose viewers compared to the same week last year. ABC's "Good Morning America" is up +13% in Total Viewers and the new team on CBS's "Early Show," in their third week together, is up +3% in Total Viewers. "Today"... [TVNewser]

Haiti: One Year Later - Posted January 12, 2011
One year after the earth shook under Haiti, TV news reporters and anchors, producers and photographers, looked at the devastation and the recovery with return trips, special reports, and interviews with celebrities making a difference. Fox News' ... [TVNewser]

Tina Brown, Al Roker and Facebook's Flummoxed Friends - Posted January 5, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The holidays are over (finally!), so it was back to business for the moguls and mavens that trickled into Michael's today. The telltale sign was last month's run on red wine has been replaced by orders of Diet Coke (No more ducking out early 'to go Christmas shopping' for... [FishbowlLA]

Tina Brown, Al Roker and Facebook's Flummoxed Friends - Posted January 5, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The holidays are over (finally!), so it was back to business for the moguls and mavens that trickled into Michael's today. The telltale sign was last month's run on red wine has been replaced by orders of Diet Coke (No more ducking out early 'to go Christmas shopping' for... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tina Brown, Al Roker and Facebook's Flummoxed Friends - Posted January 5, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The holidays are over (finally!), so it was back to business for the moguls and mavens that trickled into Michael's today. The telltale sign was last month's run on red wine has been replaced by orders of Diet Coke (No more ducking out early 'to go Christmas shopping' for... [FishbowlNY]

Afternoon Reading List 01.04.11 - Posted January 4, 2011
* Today's advice column in The Daily Caller has it all. 1. Al Roker makes fun of Tucker Carlson for saying Michael Vick should be executed. He questions the oxyge... [FishbowlDC]

In Orlando, You Can Go Home Again - Posted January 3, 2011
Most of those big network TV anchors and correspondents got their start in local TV news. And several of them dropped anchor in Orlando. So the Orlando Sentinel's TV critic Hal Boedeker caught up with some of them, including Byron Pitts (now at CBS News), ... [TVSpy]

Who Wants A 'Zucker Punch'? - Posted December 13, 2010
The "Today" show holiday party at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers brought in some holiday cheer and celebration for 15 years as the ... [TVNewser]

Who Gets Credit for 'Today' Show's 15-year Win Streak? - Posted December 11, 2010
It's a major TV milestone, that will be celebrated in a low-key way. Today NBC's "Today" show celebrates 15 years as the nation's #1 morning show. Look for a promo to air Monday during the show which will thank viewers for sticking with the program all these years. So who gets the credit... [TVNewser]

NBC News' Natalie Morales Talks Trees, The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, That Is - Posted November 30, 2010
Tonight in New York City, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the 80th time. As usual, NBC will broadcast the event, which includes performances by Mariah Carey, Boys II Men, Josh Groban, Jessica Simpson and, yes, Susan Boyle. "Today'"s Al Roker and Natal... [TVNewser]

Behind the Scenes at the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Posted November 25, 2010
This morning NBC will air the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York City, with parade veteran and "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer leading the coverage. NBCU Direct spoke to Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Al Roker about their favorite parad... [TVNewser]

'Dynamite' Karaoke: The Competition Blows Up - Posted November 18, 2010
It's incurable. The song is stuck in our heads -- "I like to move move move move....Cause I told you once/I told you twice..." Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" is now horrifyingly burned into our memories. But it's not Cruz's voice we hear -- it's Matt, Al, Meredith, Ann -- and Ed. Earlier in... [FishbowlDC]

Al Roker and Meredith Vieira: NYC Marathon Champs - Posted November 8, 2010
"Today'"s Al Roker and Meredith Vieira ran in the New York City marathon yesterday, with both completing the grueling 26.2 mile course. They were still able to make it in to the office on time this morning, an... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Halloween: This Year It's All About Pop Culture - Posted October 29, 2010
The secret has been revealed: NBC's "Today" hosts celebrated Halloween with a "pop culture extravaganza." Does this beat last year's ewok-humping "Star Wars" theme? Trick question: Nothing beats "Star Wars." ... [TVNewser]

Hoda Kotb Book Party: Matt Lauer, Suze Orman, the Giffords & Jeff Zucker on his future: 'Relax and wait for the next endeavor.' - Posted October 12, 2010
TVNewser dropped in on Hoda Kotb's book party at Donny Deutsch's townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side last night. The longtime NBC News correspondent and co-host of the 4th h... [TVNewser]

Today's Third Hour Tops 'Live with Regis & Kelly' - Posted October 7, 2010
The third hour of the "Today" show topped "Live With Regis & Kelly" for the 2009-10 season. That's the first time that's happened since the 9am hour premiered 10 years ago. In today's New York Post, Michael Starr ha... [TVNewser]

Wall-to-Wall with Every NBC News Morning Host - Posted September 23, 2010
This afternoon NBC Universal held a luncheon touting its morning shows, "Today," "Morning Joe," and "Squawk Box" to advertisers, media buyers and the press. Every morning host was there, participating in a lighthearted panel discussion moderated by "NBC Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Anchors Tell Their First-Job Stories - Posted September 10, 2010
Earlier this week "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer went back to his old paper route as part of a programming stunt, "Today's First-Jobs." Since then, the other anchors from the program have shared their experiences. Take, for example, Al Roker at the ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer, Brian Williams, Al Roker in NOLA - Posted September 9, 2010
In a perfect example of corporate synergy, NBC News has "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams (not pictured, right), Today co-anchor Matt Lauer and weatherman ... [TVNewser]

Cat 4 Earl with 145 MPH Winds to Make Run up East Coast; Network Newsers in Place - Posted September 2, 2010
Category 4 Hurricane Earl will skirt the Outer Banks of North Carolina later today, and the TV weathermen are in place. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina is the place to be for the network meteorologists: Al Roker of NBC, ... [TVNewser]

Al Roker Mixes Up Willie Geist and Joe Scarborough - Posted September 1, 2010
MSNBC's Willie Geist was sitting in on "Morning Joe" today for Joe Scarborough, but apparently no one told Al Roker who, appearing from a beach in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, called him "Joe" TWICE. After correcting Roker -- and giving him ... [TVNewser]

Who is That Guy on 'Today?' It's Linny, Of Course - Posted August 20, 2010
The name Linny Boyette is not a household one, but avid readers of TVNewser may recognize it. Linny is "Today's" biggest fan, coming to the show every morning from his home in the Bronx. Boyette has been profiled ... [TVNewser]

Today's Forecast: Sunny, with a Chance of Muzak - Posted August 9, 2010
An unusual occurrence this morning on NBC's "Today." Stephanie Abrams was filling in for Al Roker, or at least she was supposed to. Abrams ended up getting stuck in an elevator with her hair and makeup team coming down to the "Today" studio, so she delivered the first forecast of the morning... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams 'Congratulates' Al Roker on One Year of 'Wake Up with Al' - Posted July 20, 2010
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News Orgs Raise Money for Good Causes - Posted June 22, 2010
It is only Tuesday, but news organizations have had a busy week drumming up donations for a number of charitable causes. Last night CNN aired a star-studded two-hour telethon organized and hosted by Larry King... [TVNewser]

Justin Bieber Fever on the 'Today' show Plaza - Posted June 4, 2010
30 Rockefeller Plaza is back to business this afternoon after Bieber fever struck early this morning. More than 12,000 people packed the plaza for Justin Bieber's performance. This could go down as the biggest in the 15 years of the "Today" show summer concert series. "Today" show EP Jim Bell tells TVNewser... [TVNewser]

NBC News Responds to New Matt Lauer Affair Allegations - Posted May 19, 2010
Matt Lauer has already shot down the rumors, his co-anchor M... [TVNewser]

NBC's "Today" Celebrates YouTube Anniversary - Posted May 17, 2010
In case you missed it earlier, today is YouTube's fifth anniversary. To help celebrate, NBC's "Today Show" had its anchor team of Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Correspondents' Dinner: The MSNBC After Party - Posted May 4, 2010
Okay... we finally got around to pulling these pictures from our camera. They are from MSNBC's White House Correspondents' Dinner after-party. The boldfacers we saw: Alec Baldwin, FBN's Charlie Gasparino, the enti... [TVNewser]

Cursing, Horse Accidents: The 'Today' Show's Interesting Morning - Posted April 30, 2010
Well, it was an some morning on the "Today" show. First, Meredith Vieira was demonstrating the dangers of trying to drive and text, but ended up demonstrating the dangers of trying to drive, text, and anchor a morning show. (Original, unbleeped version here, via ... [TVNewser]

The Sarah Palin Network - Posted April 11, 2010
Tina Fey reprised her role as Sarah Palin last night as Fey hosted SNL. Taking a page from Oprah Winfrey, Palin launches her own network, with a full slate of shows including, "That's So Palin," and "Hey Journalist, I Gotcha!" Using the 2008 ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of March 29 - Posted April 8, 2010
The "Today" show was the #1 network morning show last week, but down from the week prior, while "GMA" added 40,000 Total Viewers week-to-week. Meredith Vieira and Al Roker were off last week. Season... [TVNewser]

Al Roker: Dressed to Kilt - Posted April 6, 2010
Today's entry in the "WHAT IN THE WORLD?!" department is this photo of NBC's Al Roker wearing a runway kilt at Sir Sean Connery's "Dress to Kilt" fashion show in NYC last evening. Proceeds went to three veterans groups. "Scottish weather isn't exactly balmy," Roker told ... [TVNewser]

Al Roker Gets Late-Night Shoutout From Bill Murray - Posted March 2, 2010
NBC's Al Roker "is like a huge Ghostbusters guy," funnyman Bill Murray said during a guest appearance last night on the Late Show With ... [TVNewser]

The Case of the Disappearing Polo Logo ... and Other Olympics Notes - Posted February 18, 2010
If you've watched any of the coverage of the Vancouver Olympics on your NBC station, you may have noticed the variety of winter attire being worn by the reporters and anchors covering the games, including a certain puffy black coat. The jacket is part of the official ... [TVNewser]

Snow in the Evening - Posted February 10, 2010
This morning we took a look at how the morning shows covered the big snow, and it was also a top story tonight on the evening news broadcasts. Brian Williams was out in it, reporting and, apparently, losing a fight with a NBC umbrella. ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Gearing Up for Vancouver - Posted February 4, 2010
NBC's "Today" show begins broadcasting from Vancouver next week for the XXI Winter Olympics. Matt Lauer will be in Vancouver starting Tuesday -- he's in the torch relay Thursday -- with ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: 'Bag Lady' & Madoff Victim Alexandra Penney: 'Writing Well is the Best Revenge!' - Posted January 27, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Things must be looking up in the journalism biz, because Michael's dining room was jam packed with media folks of every stripe. While CEOs and spinmeisters held court from their usual perches, writers and editors were shoehorned in all over the place. I was glad I got there earl... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: 'Bag Lady' & Madoff Victim Alexandra Penney: 'Writing Well is the Best Revenge!' - Posted January 27, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Things must be looking up in the journalism biz, because Michael's dining room was jam packed with media folks of every stripe. While CEOs and spinmeisters held court from their usual perches, writers and editors were shoehorned in all over the place. I was glad I got there earl... [FishbowlNY]

Nightly EP: 'Our Viewers Were Looking for Information, and Ways They Could Help' - Posted January 20, 2010
NBC Nightly News EP Bob Epstein sent a note to his staff today thanking them for their hard work covering the earthquake. "Our coverage from Haiti has produced some of the finest journalism ever seen on this broadcast. From the moment our first teams went in -- ... [TVNewser]

NBC Testing New 10pm Shows? - Posted January 18, 2010
Tipsters tell us another News: VIPs survey is circulating asking about a new crime TV show called "Mystery - Unsolved". The premise: violent crime re-enactments with actors portraying the murder victims and telling their stories. News: VIPs surveys are conducted by a company called Vision Critical which provides targeted research to... [TVNewser]

Newser Notes from Haiti - Posted January 14, 2010
• Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan, who's covered wars and other international conflict, was overcome with emotion telling the story of a woman who lost 4 of her children in the quake, and her fifth child at a hospital: "That kind of loss is hoffific in any culture. But when you're... [TVNewser]

Earthquake in Haiti: Evening Updates - Posted January 13, 2010
Brian Williams and Katie Couric were both in Port-au-Prince for their newscasts tonight, but due to the circumstances on the ground, much of that time they were either on the phone or their substitute... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers Heading To Haiti - Posted January 13, 2010
Continually Updated: We'll update this post as we hear more about who is heading to Hispaniola, either the Dominican Republic or Haiti (if the airport is reopened) to cover yesterday's 7.0 earthquake. CBS' Katie Couric NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Does Leno's 'Ten @ Ten' - Posted January 7, 2010
On the eve of her birthday, CBS "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric appeared on last night's "Jay Leno Show" for the "Ten @ Ten" segment. Couric discusses practical jokes Matt Lauer's played on her, the best gift Al Roker ever gave her, and the ... [TVNewser]

The Year In Citizen Journalism Heralds Next Year's Trend - Posted December 30, 2009
You might say that the impact of "citizen journalism" on 2009 started with US Airways Flight 1549 crashing into the Hudson River, and the pictures of the plane hitting Twitter before any news outlets had them. And of course the role that Twitter played in helping Americans find out about protests... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Year In Citizen Journalism Heralds Next Year's Trend - Posted December 30, 2009
You might say that the impact of "citizen journalism" on 2009 started with US Airways Flight 1549 crashing into the Hudson River, and the pictures of the plane hitting Twitter before any news outlets had them. And of course the role that Twitter played in helping Americans find out about protests... [FishbowlNY]

NBCU is Official Broadcast Partner of CES 2010 - Posted December 21, 2009
NBC Universal returns as the official broadcast partner of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This year, NBC plans to focus on the "multi-platform content opportunities" for the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games which will be broadcast on the networks of NBC in February. NBC talent including ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Meet Al Roker's #1 Fan - Posted December 16, 2009
The Jay Leno Show contributor Liz Feldman went all Annie Wilkes on Al Roker last night. Roker's wife, ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts probably got a kick out of (or not) this line: "You know what's pretty hot right now? Transg... [TVNewser]

The Timing of Al and Matt's Afghanistan Trip - Posted December 14, 2009
NY Times' Brian Stelter points out the "curious timing" of the trip Al Roker and ... [TVNewser]

'It's Six Degrees of Cleveland' - Posted December 7, 2009
What do FBN's Liz Claman, NBC's Al Roker, and CNN's Tony Harris all have in commo... [TVNewser]

Al Roker, Matt Lauer Head To Afghanistan - Posted December 7, 2009
This morning, as we were watching the "Today" show, we learned that anchor Matt Lauer and weatherman Al Roker were headed to Afghanistan and would be reporting from there tomorrow and Wednesday. Roker's tweet from earlier today confirms that he's en... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Al Roker, Matt Lauer Head To Afghanistan - Posted December 7, 2009
This morning, as we were watching the "Today" show, we learned that anchor Matt Lauer and weatherman Al Roker were headed to Afghanistan and would be reporting from there tomorrow and Wednesday. Roker's tweet from earlier today confirms that he's en... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer, Al Roker Heading to Afghanistan - Posted December 7, 2009
•NBC announced that the Today show's Matt Lauer and Al Roker will broadcast from Kabul, Afghanistan tomorrow and Wednesday. The live coverage comes as more details are revealed about the U.S. troop increase to the country, including the 1,500 Marines from Camp Lejeune ... [TVNewser]

Who Will Al Roker Murder Next? Matt Lauer: 'We Were Wondering Why He Didn't Kill Ann' - Posted November 25, 2009
Last night, TVNewser headed out Greenwich Village for the release party for Al Roker's new mystery novel, "Morning Show Murders." Matt, Meredith and Ann were there, as were Steve Capus... [TVNewser]

Al Roker's Morning Show Murders "A Lot Of Fun" - Posted November 23, 2009
Al Roker has written his first murder-mystery, The Morning Show Murders: A Novel, out tomorrow. But "it's not deadly serious, no pun intended," Roker says in an ... [TVNewser]

Al, Sam and What's Left of Ida - Posted November 10, 2009
Weathermen Al Roker of the Today show and Sam Champion of Good Morning America were both on Pensacola Beach for live shots this morning reporting on the remnants of Ida. Champion twitpic'd thi... [TVNewser]

'Early Show' Halloween More Frightening Than 'Today' Show - Posted October 30, 2009
Ok, Al Roker as Han Solo was pretty funny. But Harry Smith as Julia Child wins today. If you listen closely, you can actually hear a woman scream "Oh my God" in horror before he's revealed on screen. ... [TVNewser]

The 'Today' Show's Star Wars Halloween Spectacle - Posted October 30, 2009
The NBC 'Today' show hosts dressed up as "Star Wars" characters on an elaborate set outside the studio for Halloween. Al Roker as Han Solo might be worth it alone. Plus, the Darth Vader reveal. Also, did ... [TVNewser]

'It's Go Time, Chuck' - Posted October 23, 2009
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on the "Today" show this morning with razor and shaving cream in hand as Al Roker and company pressed NBC WH correspondent Chuck Todd to shave his goatee on air after his recent loss in the ... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs on 'Today' Show: NBC's Chuck Todd Denied Pardon, Must Shave Goatee - Posted October 23, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... [PRNewser]

The Video Wall: Beck, Stephanopoulos, Deen, Gregory... - Posted October 10, 2009
> Stephen Colbert defends "silver gopher" Glenn Beck by comparing him to...himself. > ABC's George Stephanopoulos appears on "Hannity" and discusses Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education... [TVNewser]

Listen: Dave Price's Cross-Country Adventure - Posted October 7, 2009
CBS' Dave Price, "Early Show" weather anchor, called in this morning to the Morning Media Menu from Omaha, Nebraska where he is halfway across the country in his journey back to NYC. Last Thursday, Dave was shipped off to Santa Monica, CA and given $50 and in... [TVNewser]

Newser Tweets of the Week - Posted October 3, 2009
A random selection of our favorite newser tweets we stumbled across this week. T.J. Holmes wins. CNBC's Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell1): I just got offered to shoot a turkey that was in a driveway here in Wisconsin with a BB gun. I passed. Early T-Giving present. ABC's ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Gets Surprisingly Raunchy - Posted October 1, 2009
The thing about having animals on your show is that you never know exactly what's going to happen. You have to be ready for anything. Even so: ... [TVNewser]

Celebrating The Launch Of WNBC's New Local Lifestyle Show - Posted September 16, 2009
On Monday night, we headed west to Hudson Terrace to join the festivities celebrating the launch of WNBC's new afternoon live local lifestyle show, "LX New York." The sh... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Celebrating The Launch Of WNBC's New Local Lifestyle Show - Posted September 16, 2009
On Monday night, we headed west to Hudson Terrace to join the festivities celebrating the launch of WNBC's new afternoon live local lifestyle show, "LX New York." The sh... [FishbowlNY]

Roker Spots CBS Correspondent In "Today" Crowd|Journalism Online Reveals Business Plan|Bloomberg Vies For BusinessWeek|Vibe Editor Smith Finds New Gig|Graydon Carter Avoids McKinsey Meetings - Posted September 10, 2009
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Roker Spots CBS Correspondent In "Today" Crowd|Journalism Online Reveals Business Plan|Bloomberg Vies For BusinessWeek|Vibe Editor Smith Finds New Gig|Graydon Carter Avoids McKinsey Meetings - Posted September 10, 2009
TVNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Jenna Bush's 'Today' Show Bow - Posted September 10, 2009
NBC News has announced Jenna Bush Hager's first 'Today' show spot will air next Friday, Sept. 18, as Matt Lauer and Al Roker bring the show to Texas. The "Everything is bigger in Texas" themed-show will broadcast live from the new Cowboys Stadium t... [TVNewser]

CBS' Phil Jones Found in 'Today' Crowd - Posted September 10, 2009
Al Roker was out patrolling the "Today Show" crowd this morning when he came across retired CBS Washington correspondent Phil Jones, who spent 32 years at the network. Jones was there with a sign announcing his son's engagement. Roker quickly joked, "Too bad there isn't a morning show on... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Ifill, Kagan, Roberts, Roker - Posted August 20, 2009
> Being an expert isn't so easy — just ask PBS's Gwen Ifill. Appearing on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire as last night's "Ask the Expert" resource, she tried to help contestant Jennifer answer the question at hand...but guessed wrong. Politico has the ... [TVNewser]

Al Roker Gets Mia Hamm for His Birthday - Posted August 20, 2009
He didn't get to sleep in, but this morning on the brutally early "Wake Up with Al" (WUWA!), Al Roker celebrated his 55th birthday with U.S. Soccer legends Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain, the first in-studio guests on the young show. The two are promoting the "Don't Play with the Flu"... [TVNewser]

Al Roker: "When's the Last Time They Had Three Black Guys on The Weather Channel at Once?" - Posted August 19, 2009
Al Roker was plenty proud Tuesday morning during his Weather Channel show "Wake Up with Al." TMZ has the video... • TVNewser <font color="red"Video: ... [TVNewser]

Whole "Today" Show Team Heading to Vancouver - Posted August 12, 2009
It seems like the Beijing Summer Olympics just happened, but NBC is already knee-deep in plans for the 2010 Winter Olympics six months from now in Vanouver, Canada. The Today show has announced that for just the second time in the show's history, the entire crew -- ... [TVNewser]

Cautious Reviews for New Morning Shows - Posted July 28, 2009
In the few weeks, NBC-Universal launched two new early-early morning shows, the Weather Channel's "Wake Up With Al" starring Al Roker and MSNBC's "Way Too Early With Willie Geist," which has left at... [TVNewser]

For Meredith Vieira - If It's Monday, It's Washington - Posted July 20, 2009
Last week, the Today show's Meredith Viera was in Los Angeles sitting down with Susan Boyle (airing Wednesday), today Vieira was in Washington sitting down with Pres. Obama (airing tomorrow) and by next Monday she'll be sitting in a canoe in Lake George, NY as part of "Today Takes a Vacation." But... [TVNewser]

TVNewser on the Morning Media Menu - Posted July 16, 2009
On today's mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu, TVNewser talked with the hosts, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and AgencySpy editor Matt Van Hoven, about some of the week's big TV news stories including ABC's $200,000 footage for ... [TVNewser]

Talking Media Headlines On The Menu WIth TVNewser's Kevin Allocca - Posted July 16, 2009
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Talking Media Headlines On The Menu WIth TVNewser's Kevin Allocca - Posted July 16, 2009
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Will The Weather Channel Replace Local NBC Forecasts?: "We're Looking at That Opportunity" - Posted July 15, 2009
Yesterday, during the launch presentation for The Weather Channel's new show Wake Up With Al (WUWA!), we had a chance to speak with Geoffrey Darby, the Executive VP of ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.15.09 - Posted July 15, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

AllYou.com Relaunches|Roker Ready To Set Alarm Hour Earlier|Murdoch To Buy Daily News?|Tips For Freelancers|Consumers May Be Willing To Pay For Web Videos - Posted July 14, 2009
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AllYou.com Relaunches|Roker Ready To Set Alarm Hour Earlier|Murdoch To Buy Daily News?|Tips For Freelancers|Consumers May Be Willing To Pay For Web Videos - Posted July 14, 2009
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;... [FishbowlNY]

Al Roker Now Getting Up Even Earlier - Posted July 14, 2009
TVNewser caught up with Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams today as they promote their new morning show on The Weather Channel. "Wake Up With Al" (or "WUWA!!!" as the two seem really excited about referring to it) will start airing on July 20th weekdays 6-7amET with a reair at 10amET(7amPT)... [TVNewser]

Michael Jackson: Morning Show Notes - Posted June 26, 2009
The Today show was split with Matt Lauer in New York and Meredith Vieira in Hollywood. The first hour was devoted to Jackson, with ... [TVNewser]

"Today" Series Breaking The Bank For Charity - Posted June 24, 2009
If it's Thursday, it's Little Rock for Al Roker. Tomorrow the "Today" show weatherman will be live from the Arkansas capital as part of his 8th annual "Lend a Hand Today." During today's stop in still hurricane-ravaged Galveston, TX, the show raised $540,652 in goods, services... [TVNewser]

Howard Rubenstein Honored By Alma Mater St. Johns - Posted June 18, 2009
[Howard Rubenstein with St. John's president, the Rev. F. Donald Harrington. Image: NY Post] The NY Post calls ... [PRNewser]

Couric, Gibson, More Celebrate "Womenomics" Release - Posted June 8, 2009
Diane Von Fustenberg hosted a party in New York for ABC correspondent Claire Shipman and BBC correspondent Katty Kay's new book, "Womenomics... [TVNewser]

Tribune Papers' D.C. Bureaus Shack Up|Planting Flowers Where The News Used To Be|Al Roker's Jury Duty Twitter Faux Pas|NYT Works To Pioneer New Digital Ads|American-Statesman Loses Buyer - Posted May 29, 2009
FishbowlDC: The ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tribune Papers' D.C. Bureaus Shack Up|Planting Flowers Where The News Used To Be|Al Roker's Jury Duty Twitter Faux Pas|NYT Works To Pioneer New Digital Ads|American-Statesman Loses Buyer - Posted May 29, 2009
FishbowlDC: The ... [FishbowlNY]

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup - Posted May 29, 2009
"Jon & Kate + 8" scandal helps bring life back to dying media- FishbowlNY Was Mancow's waterboarding staged?- TVNewser ... [FishbowlLA]

Al Roker Gets Himself in Hot Twatter - Posted May 29, 2009
Thursday morning as Matt Lauer welcomed guests back to the Today show he mentioned that Al Roker had to leave early for jury duty. And off Roker went, downtown to perform his civic duty. Wi... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Al Roker Twitpics His Atlanta Visit; Announces Launch Date for New Show - Posted May 21, 2009
NBC's Al Roker was in Atlanta this morning for the Today show where he announced the launch date of his even-earlier morning show (6amET) "Wake Up With Al" on The Weather Channel. Al sent this Twitpic alongside his Weather Channel co-anchor ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Al Roker To Host Daily Show on The Weather Channel - Posted April 29, 2009
In the first big cross-network programming initiative, Al Roker announced this morning that he will be hosting a new daily program on the Weather Channel, one hour before the Today show begins. "Wake up With Al" will be hosted by Roker and co-hosted by The Weather Channel's ... [TVNewser]

For Today Show's Newsreader, May Sweeps Stunt is News To Her - Posted March 13, 2009
Yesterday NBC's Ann Curry Tweeted about her hectic schedule:All the time people say, hey how are you doing? My honest answer t... [TVNewser]

The Cuomo/Roker Feud Escalates - Posted March 11, 2009
It's time for another chapter in the ... [TVNewser]

Cuomo Talks "Impressions," Twitter, Roker on the Menu - Posted March 11, 2009
After finishing up on ABC's Good Morning America, Chris Cuomo joined us on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu. During GMA's "Big" week, he reported live from the tallest building in the w... [TVNewser]

As The Irish Invade GMA, "Today" Goes to Ireland - Posted March 6, 2009
With February ratings month pushed into March, sweeps began yesterday, and the morning shows are taking advantage. This morning, Good Morning America aired its much-promoted, first-ever morning show concert appearance by U2 (more on that later on TVNewser, with exclusive in-the-crowd video.)... [TVNewser]

Not All Fun and Games For Al Roker...Just Mostly - Posted March 5, 2009
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Weatherman. Raconteur. Chef. Cable host. Cartoonist? "Today" weatherguy Al Roker is shopping an animated cartoon about the life of a "major player in the culinary world" -- read "chef" -- as a child, he confirms. Like any oyster with strong survival instincts, Roker's lips are sealed about details. He will say, however,... [TVNewser]

Glick: "These Economic Times Have Forced Everbody in the Media Industry to Widen Their Tool Belt" - Posted March 4, 2009
Alexis Glick is featured today in a mediabistro.com "So What Do You Do?" Q&A. The FBN anchor will conduct a keynote at the TVNewser S... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams to Co-Anchor Today Tomorrow - Posted February 19, 2009
NBC's Brian Williams will co-anchor NBC's Today show in the morning alongside Matt Lauer, "so Meredith can take a morning off," he announced on tonight's Nightly News. One of the last ... [TVNewser]

Roker Reports For MSNBC's "Promise" - Posted February 7, 2009
Al Roker reports for "A Father's Promise," an MSNBC documentary premiering Sunday at 8pmET. The special, which coincides with Black History Month, looks at why so many fathers fall out of their children's lives, especially in the inner city. Within the documentary, NBC News cat... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Helps Count Down to the Super Bowl - Posted January 31, 2009
On last night's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the MSNBC host was stationed in Tampa Bay in a loud area near the Super Bowl site. Joining him in the last segment was his former Sportscenter partner, and now fellow member on NBC's Football Night in America, ... [TVNewser]

MTP Makes Way For Super-Sized Sunday "Today" - Posted January 27, 2009
The Today show is super-sizing this Super Bowl Sunday and will air from 9-11amET/8-10amCT. Meet the Press with David Gregory will air live following "Today" at 11amET/10amCT. Sunday's "Today" show will feature weekday anchors Meredith Vieira, Al Roker... [TVNewser]

Lauer To Interview Obama Before Super Bowl - Posted January 26, 2009
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz profiles the top network morning show for more than 13 years, NBC's Today show. "Other morning shows take an ensem... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.20.09 - Posted January 20, 2009
Happy Inauguration Day Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of ... [FishbowlDC]

Al Roker Plays the Vegas Strip...One Morning Only - Posted January 8, 2009
Al Roker, and his "Today" show crew, are in the midst of what will prove to be a busy month — Pasadena, Las Vegas, Washington, and Tampa. Roker is in Las Vegas this week in conjunction with NBC Universal's position as broadcast partner ... [TVNewser]

Ray Ban Retires From TWC As Network Further Integrates With NBC - Posted December 22, 2008
TVNewser received a memo to The Weather Channel staff announcing the retirement of Ray Ban, EVP of programming and meteorology for the network. In the note, The Weather Channel's president and CEO De... [TVNewser]

Today Goes Prime Time - Posted December 16, 2008
Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Al Roker and ... [TVNewser]

IS NBC Cooking Up a Roker Show For The Weather Channel? - Posted November 28, 2008
Earlier this week, a TVNewser tipster sent us the following summary in a News: VIPs survey. News: VIPs surveys are conducted by a company called Vision Critical which provides targeted research to clients: "This proposed show would be hosted by The Today Show's Al Roker... [TVNewser]

Macy's Parade Two-Fer - Posted November 27, 2008
NBC and CBS will both be carrying the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade this morning. On NBC, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and ... [TVNewser]

Roker Vs. Cuomo: It's On - Posted November 21, 2008
Before we left NBC yesterday, ... [TVNewser]

Ending a Week of Going To the "Ends of the Earth" - Posted November 20, 2008
It was a typical morning at the Today show — atypical. The teen stars of the new movie, "Twilight," were there, CNBC's Jim Cramer talked about the market lows, Dr. ... [TVNewser]

NBCU To Be Broadcast Partner at CES - Posted November 15, 2008
Looks like Al Roker will be doing the Today show forecast from Las Vegas in early January. NBC Universal will once again be the Official Broadcast Partner at the annual Consumer Electronics Show which begins January 8. The CES is the global event for all things digital. ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: MSNBC, BBC, CNN... - Posted November 11, 2008
> The first in a series of investigative documentaries reported by Today anchor Al Roker airs November 23 at 10pmET on MSNBC. The program, "Armed in America," looks at America's problems with gun violence > BBC World News America airs a special report at 7pmET tonight investigating a lost U.S. nuclear... [TVNewser]

Lauer Roasted At Friar's Club - Posted October 25, 2008
Today show anchor Matt Lauer was the butt of many jokes during his roast at the Friar's Club, as were many others in attendance. From the TV news crowd, joining Lauer were Katie Couric... [TVNewser]

Water-Ready Anchors Prep for This Year's 'Ends of the Earth' - Posted September 22, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist First on TVNewser: 'Today' is going to the ends of the Earth. Again. Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker will pack up their extreme-weather gear in November as the show reprises its geograph... [TVNewser]

Today Show Hits Battlegrounds - Posted September 8, 2008
This morning Steve is on an excellent adventure as ABC News and USA Today kick off their "50 States, 50 Days" campaign coverage. (You can follow his Twitter updates on the right hand column of the blog.) Look for his report later today. And this morning, NBC's Today show announced it will... [TVNewser]

NBC's Gustav Plans: Brian Williams to the Gulf, Tom Brokaw at the RNC - Posted August 31, 2008
This time, no one is taking any chances. With the potential of being as severe or even worse than Hurricane Katrina three years ago, Hurricane Gustav is challenging network executives like no story in recent memory. Just like RNC planners, themselves facing a scaled back gathering, news executives, too, have been huddled... [TVNewser]

Today Show Avoids Opening Ceremony Conflict - Posted August 8, 2008
One thing noticeably absent from the morning show on the network covering the 2008 Olympics — a live bug. NBC's Today show aired a two-hour Beijing broadcast this morning that was pre-taped (we hear last night). At 9amET, the show moved to a live show from New York, with ... [TVNewser]

Today Says Zaijian to America - Posted July 30, 2008
The Today show announced its coverage plans for next week's Summer Olympics in Beijing. And for the first time, all four anchors will report live from an international Olympic Games. The show could also be called "Tonight" for the time they're there; with a 12-hour time difference Today will air at... [TVNewser]

Two Concerts, Six Blocks and Seven Million Viewers* - Posted July 25, 2008
Within just a few blocks of each other, two distinctly different sounds emanated from Midtown Manhattan this morning. While tween sensation Miley Cyrus performed on the plaza at NBC's Today show, singer-songwriter ... [TVNewser]

Protesters Disrupt Roker's Weather - Posted July 23, 2008
Activists from the American Jewish World Service organization drowned out Al Roker as we was trying to tell viewers about Hurricane Dolly this morning. According to a press release, the group is calling on NBC "to beef up its coverage of China's complicity with the Sudanese government's genocidal campaign in Darfur... [TVNewser]

Football Day In America - Posted July 22, 2008
NBC Sports' TCA panel took place yesterday, with Football Night in America hosts Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, among others. Broadcasting & Cable's ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning Other Network's Stars - Posted July 15, 2008
Fox Business Network VP and anchor Alexis Glick appeared on ABC's Good Morning America today — her third crossover appearance in less than a month. Glick first appeared on GMA ... [TVNewser]

How Al Roker Ended Up on GMA This Morning - Posted July 14, 2008
Yes, it's a small world, this industry. On Good Morning America, ABC's Deborah Roberts was cooking up some down home meals during a segment with Chris Cuomo. Roberts, who'd never be... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Hillary—Obama Smackdown! - Posted May 28, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Bill Clinton isn't the only one who is getting a little testy about the endlessly long and increasingly tabloid-y battle for the democratic nomination. At today's lunch, politics were on the menu... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Hillary—Obama Smackdown! - Posted May 28, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Bill Clinton isn't the only one who is getting a little testy about the endlessly long and increasingly tabloid-y battle for the democratic nomination. At today's lunch, politics were on the menu... [FishbowlNY]

Quill Awards Announced - Posted September 10, 2007
Changing things up this year, the Quills have announced their awards a solid month and a half before the actual ceremony, which will take place on October 22 at Jazz @ Lincoln Center and hosted by Ann Curry and Al Roker. For the first time in its three-year history, The... [GalleyCat]

Lunch at Michael's: Al & Meredith Talk Skateboarding - Posted May 30, 2007
On the menu today: a tasty stew of media moguls and television titans with a dash of talking heads to spice things up. After making the rounds and checking in with some of our favorite regulars, we were thrilled to chat with our good pals Today's Meredith ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Al & Meredith Talk Skateboarding - Posted May 30, 2007
On the menu today: a tasty stew of media moguls and television titans with a dash of talking heads to spice things up. After making the rounds and checking in with some of our favorite regulars, we were thrilled to chat with our good pals Today's Meredith ... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Kate White & Her Lethal Blondes - Posted May 23, 2007
After the last few relatively uneventful Wednesdays, we were thrilled to see the dining buzzing with excitement when we arrived this afternoon. Our favorite Cosmo gal Kate White was celebrating the publication of her latest book, Lethally Blond... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Kate White & Her Lethal Blondes - Posted May 23, 2007
After the last few relatively uneventful Wednesdays, we were thrilled to see the dining buzzing with excitement when we arrived this afternoon. Our favorite Cosmo gal Kate White was celebrating the publication of her latest book, Lethally Blond... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Blood! Explosions! Dueling Weathermen! - Posted May 9, 2007
Perhaps it was the nice weather. Or maybe a hangover from the Time 100 party last night. Today's media lunch at 55th & Fifth was relatively full, but lacked the star power of lunches past (no heads of state nor ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Blood! Explosions! Dueling Weathermen! - Posted May 9, 2007
Perhaps it was the nice weather. Or maybe a hangover from the Time 100 party last night. Today's media lunch at 55th & Fifth was relatively full, but lacked the star power of lunches past (no heads of state nor ... [FishbowlNY]

At the Edgar Awards - Posted April 27, 2007
If there was a theme to last night's packed Edgar Awards ceremony, it would have to be the element of surprise. Like Jason Goodwin's Best Novel win, so surprising editor Sarah Crichton that in her acceptance speech, she admitted she discouraged Goodwin from coming over from England t... [GalleyCat]

TODAY Show Launches Book Club for Kids - Posted April 26, 2007
Because there can never be enough book clubs, the TODAY SHOW is launching a brand new one on April 27. "Al's Book Club for Kids," which will be hosted by weatherman Al Roker, will begin with the first of four books that kids can read throughout the summer. The book club... [GalleyCat]

Ron Allen On Imus: 'This Was On NBC News, Not Some Obscure Radio Station' - Posted April 15, 2007
NBC News correspondent Ron Allen on his public campaign to get Imus off MSNBC's air, via CNN's Reliable Sources this weekend: HOWARD KURTZ: You and Al Roker of the "Today" show were probably the two most visible NBC staffers who were making that case, both externally ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ron Allen On Imus: 'This Was On NBC News, Not Some Obscure Radio Station' - Posted April 15, 2007
NBC News correspondent Ron Allen on his public campaign to get Imus off MSNBC's air, via CNN's Reliable Sources this weekend: HOWARD KURTZ: You and Al Roker of the "Today" show were probably the two most visible NBC staffers who were making that case, both externally ... [FishbowlNY]

Al Roker Calls The View 'Frivolous,' Wants Imus Fired - Posted April 11, 2007
When he's not busy blogging about and urging executives at NBC to fire Don Imus, Al Roker is answering our questions: You had a very long interv... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Al Roker Calls The View 'Frivolous,' Wants Imus Fired - Posted April 11, 2007
When he's not busy blogging about and urging executives at NBC to fire Don Imus, Al Roker is answering our questions: You had a very long interv... [FishbowlNY]

IMUS UPDATE: Sopranos Actor Appears On Imus | Imus Says He Will 'Make Every Effort' To Hire Blacks | Advertisers Pull Out - Posted April 11, 2007
Recapping the latest movement in the Imus imbroglio Yesterday, Imus said he would "make every effort" to book and hire blacks for his embattled radio show. Meanwhile, the mounting boycott among advertisers and cautiousness by frequent guests didn't stop Sopranos actor Steven Sch... [morningmedianewsfeed]

IMUS UPDATE: Sopranos Actor Appears On Imus | Imus Says He Will 'Make Every Effort' To Hire Blacks | Advertisers Pull Out - Posted April 11, 2007
Recapping the latest movement in the Imus imbroglio Yesterday, Imus said he would "make every effort" to book and hire blacks for his embattled radio show. Meanwhile, the mounting boycott among advertisers and cautiousness by frequent guests didn't stop Sopranos actor Steven Sch... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Is Dave Zinczenko Ready For Prime Time? - Posted February 28, 2007
Magazine moguls kept things interesting today at 55th and Fifth. Without the usual intriguing mix of celebrities (who were, undoubtedly still recovering from Oscar overload) to observe, we spent the afternoon wondering what the editors and behind-the-scenes execs were plo... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Is Dave Zinczenko Ready For Prime Time? - Posted February 28, 2007
Magazine moguls kept things interesting today at 55th and Fifth. Without the usual intriguing mix of celebrities (who were, undoubtedly still recovering from Oscar overload) to observe, we spent the afternoon wondering what the editors and behind-the-scenes execs were plo... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Teddy, Liz & The Gang - Posted February 21, 2007
The dining room at Michael's was buzzing today with moguls and media mavens who did more than the usual amount of table-hopping between bites — standing-room only in the bustling lounge as the regulars and requisite movers and shakers were out in force. (Liz! Lesley! T... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Teddy, Liz & The Gang - Posted February 21, 2007
The dining room at Michael's was buzzing today with moguls and media mavens who did more than the usual amount of table-hopping between bites — standing-room only in the bustling lounge as the regulars and requisite movers and shakers were out in force. (Liz! Lesley! T... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Al Roker, Katie Joel and A Special Birthday Celebration - Posted February 8, 2007
No doubt by attending the Michael's Media Jamboree on a Thursday — due to flu and flood, a day later than mediabistro.com's customary weekly report on the media bigwigs who lunch — things were bound to be a little off-kilter. But as the slightly-less-than-packed c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: Al Roker, Katie Joel and A Special Birthday Celebration - Posted February 8, 2007
No doubt by attending the Michael's Media Jamboree on a Thursday — due to flu and flood, a day later than mediabistro.com's customary weekly report on the media bigwigs who lunch — things were bound to be a little off-kilter. But as the slightly-less-than-packed c... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: A Kareem Dream - Posted January 10, 2007
It's official — the holidays are over! It's back to business, people! Now that the weather has finally turned cold (it is January, after all), things are heating up once again at Michael's. The dining room was abuzz with the usual mix of movers and shakers, mo... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch at Michael's: A Kareem Dream - Posted January 10, 2007
It's official — the holidays are over! It's back to business, people! Now that the weather has finally turned cold (it is January, after all), things are heating up once again at Michael's. The dining room was abuzz with the usual mix of movers and shakers, mo... [FishbowlNY]

Taxi Cab Seatbacks To Be Outifitted With NBC Programming, Al Roker's Head - Posted January 5, 2007
Here's some invasive commuter news: NY10 — New York's "Taxi Entertainment Network" — has inked a deal with NBC to broadcast content from WNBC, NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC in the seatbacks of taxi cabs. Cabs with monitors featuring the likes of Al Roker and — BOOM! WAP! — John Madden will... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Taxi Cab Seatbacks To Be Outifitted With NBC Programming, Al Roker's Head - Posted January 5, 2007
Here's some invasive commuter news: NY10 — New York's "Taxi Entertainment Network" — has inked a deal with NBC to broadcast content from WNBC, NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC in the seatbacks of taxi cabs. Cabs with monitors featuring the likes of Al Roker and — BOOM! WAP! — John Madden will... [FishbowlNY]

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