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Networks' D-Day +70 Coverage Plans - Posted June 4, 2014
Broadcast and cable news networks will provide special coverage this week for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" is doing a weeklong series, with... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama: 'I Have Decided the U.S. Should Take Military Action,' But Will Seek Congressional Authorization First - Posted August 31, 2013
In the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said he has decided the United States "should take military action" against Syria, but he said he will wait for an authorization from the out-of-session Congress first. The Saturday statement, during the long Labor Day holiday sent the news networks... [Fishbowl NY]

Pres. Obama: 'I Have Decided the U.S. Should Take Military Action,' But Will Seek Congressional Authorization First - Posted August 31, 2013
In the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said he has decided the United States "should take military action" against Syria, but he said he will wait for an authorization from the out-of-session Congress first. The Saturday statement, during the long Labor Day holiday sent the news networks... [FishbowlNY]

Pres. Obama: 'I Have Decided the U.S. Should Take Military Action,' But Will Seek Congressional Authorization First - Posted August 31, 2013
In the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said he has decided the United States "should take military action" against Syria, but he said he will wait for an authorization from the out-of-session Congress first. The Saturday statement, during the long Labor Day holiday sent the news networks... [TVNewser]

HLN Gets a New Name: Hysterical Ladies Network (and Dr. Drew) - Posted March 22, 2013
To say it's been a rough year for the "Today" show, would be an understatement. The once-dominant morning program is settling in to second place, as new top producers, on-air talent and show segments meld in the hopes of catching on with viewers and regaining the top spot. Meanwhile, star anchor ... [TVNewser]

Inauguration 2013: MSNBC Coverage Plans - Posted January 17, 2013
MSNBC's coverage of President Obama's second inauguration kicks off on Sunday with "Up with Chris Hayes" and "Melissa Harris-Perry," both of w... [TVNewser]

T.J. Holmes Filling in on MSNBC - Posted December 29, 2012
Former CNN anchor T.J. Holmes, who left the network a year ago to join BET was back on cable news today, on MSNBC. MSNBC tells us Holmes is doing some holiday fill-in w... [Fishbowl NY]

T.J. Holmes Filling in on MSNBC - Posted December 29, 2012
Former CNN anchor T.J. Holmes, who left the network a year ago to join BET was back on cable news today, on MSNBC. MSNBC tells us Holmes is doing some holiday fill-in w... [FishbowlNY]

T.J. Holmes Filling in on MSNBC - Posted December 29, 2012
Former CNN anchor T.J. Holmes, who left the network a year ago to join BET was back on cable news today, on MSNBC. MSNBC tells us Holmes is doing some holiday fill-in w... [TVNewser]

April 2012 Ratings: A Mixed Bag For MSNBC - Posted May 1, 2012
MSNBC was the #2 cable news network for the month of April, delivering a clear win over CNN in both Total Day and Primetime. Compared to April 2011, however, the network is down -5% in Total Viewers and ... [TVNewser]

March and Rally Lead, in Part, by MSNBC Host - Posted March 31, 2012
MSNBC host Al Sharpton is among the civil rights activists leading a rally at this hour in Sanford, FL calling for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions if ... [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]

Cable Networks Cover Whitney Houston's Funeral - Posted February 18, 2012
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Whitney Houston Funeral Getting Extensive Cable Coverage - Posted February 17, 2012
The funeral for Whitney Houston will take place on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, and while it is private, cable news is planning extensive coverage. The funeral will be streamed online at the AP's livestream page, so fans can bypass... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 9, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo love "Alex Burns. Maggie Haberman. We love you both." -- MSNBC's Alex Witt on Sunday afternoon to guests of the program Politico's Burns and Haberman. ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Adding New Show Hosted By Melissa Harris-Perry to Weekend Lineup - Posted January 5, 2012
MSNBC continues to build out its weekend lineup with programs led by left-leaning commentators. The latest addition is a program hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry, a p... [TVNewser]

NBC's Space Man Jay Barbree Celebrates 78th Birthday with One Giant Candle - Posted November 26, 2011
NBC's veteran space correspondent Jay Barbree is celebrating his 78th birthday today with the launch of a Saturn V rocket carrying the ... [Fishbowl NY]

NBC's Space Man Jay Barbree Celebrates 78th Birthday with One Giant Candle - Posted November 26, 2011
NBC's veteran space correspondent Jay Barbree is celebrating his 78th birthday today with the launch of a Saturn V rocket carrying the ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC's Space Man Jay Barbree Celebrates 78th Birthday with One Giant Candle - Posted November 26, 2011
NBC's veteran space correspondent Jay Barbree is celebrating his 78th birthday today with the launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying the ... [TVNewser]

Cablers Plan Extended Weekend Coverage for Hurricane Irene - Posted August 26, 2011
It's all hands on deck for the cable news networks, even though many of those hands will be in the path of Hurricane Irene (satellite image above from 2:17pmET.) Fox News is planning to preempt the business block tomorrow from 10am-NoonET as well as "Huckabee," and Jeanin... [TVNewser]

Hurricane Irene Could Change Coverage Plans for Dedication of MLK Jr. Memorial - Posted August 25, 2011
The cable networks are planning special coverage Sunday morning for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. But Hurricane Irene could scrap some of the outdoor anchor positions the nets had been planning. And while the event will go on rain or shine, the ceremony... [TVNewser]

Cablers Head to Iowa for Straw Poll Coverage - Posted August 11, 2011
Yesterday we told you what the network Sunday morning shows were up to this weekend, now it is the cablers turn to put their focus on Iowa. With the Iowa Straw Poll slated for Satur... [TVNewser]

Pentagon Correspondents Briefed on Osama Bin Laden Intelligence Trove; Networks vary in how Beard-Dyed Bin Laden tapes are Broadcast - Posted May 7, 2011
The network news Pentagon correspondents have just been briefed on the massive intelligence trove taken during the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound last Sunday. MSNBC immediately aired the videos of a beard-dyed Bin Laden as NBC's Pentagon correspondent ... [Fishbowl NY]

Pentagon Correspondents Briefed on Osama Bin Laden Intelligence Trove; Networks vary in how Beard-Dyed Bin Laden tapes are Broadcast - Posted May 7, 2011
The network news Pentagon correspondents have just been briefed on the massive intelligence trove taken during the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound last Sunday. MSNBC immediately aired the videos of a beard-dyed Bin Laden as NBC's Pentagon correspondent ... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC begins booking Comcast guests - Posted January 29, 2011
A day after Comcast took control of NBCUniversal, we're starting to see Comcast Network talent appear on NBCU airwaves. This morning, during continuing coverage of the situation in Egypt, Comcast Network's Washington Bure... [TVNewser]

9-year-old Christina Green, killed in Tucson massacre, was born on 9/11/2001 - Posted January 9, 2011
This morning, MSNBC's Alex Witt spoke with Roxanna Green, the mother of Christina Green, the youngest of the 20 victims shot during an event put on by the office of Rep. ... [TVNewser]

Cable Coverage: Shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Others, at Event in Tucson - Posted January 8, 2011
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Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert Put on a Show - Posted October 30, 2010
After a warm-up from the Legendary Roots Crew and some audience stunts put on by the MythBusters guys, Jon Stewart bounced on stage at 12:55pmET to kick off the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Befor... [TVNewser]

Cablers Plan 9/11 Anniversary Coverage - Posted September 10, 2010
All three cable news channels will have special programming tomorrow, the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Fox News has a special, "Fox News Reporting: 9/11: Timeline of Terror," which will air at 3 and 9 PM. In addition, "Huckabee" at 8 PM will focus on the aftermath of the... [TVNewser]

Coverage Notes for Health Care Vote - Posted March 20, 2010
Here are some notes for cable news coverage this Sunday as the health care reform bill heads to a vote tomorrow afternoon: • Fox News Channel will be live Saturday and Sunday. Weekday anchors Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum will be in for "America's Newsroom at 9amET, and ... [TVNewser]

An Anchor's Personal Remembrance of World's Oldest Woman - Posted September 14, 2009
Saturday morning on MSNBC, anchor Alex Witt spent a quick personal moment and explained that her father was the physician of record for the former "world's oldest woman" - Gertrude Baines - who died ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Cancels Carlos Watson at 11am - Posted September 5, 2009
Anchor Carlos Watson has been removed from the 11amET hour of MSNBC's dayside programming effective immediately. Mediaite's Rachel Sklar confirmed the new... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: BBC, RLTV, DC... - Posted January 18, 2009
> Dr. Maya Angelou will give the final video message of BBC World News America's "Notes to Obama" series. The essay airs Monday at 7pmET on BBC America. > Retirement Living TV reached agreement to be carried on Comcast digital television service. MSNBC's Ale... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (Weekend Edition): Daily Cafe, Pulling Over, News as Art... - Posted November 8, 2008
> MSNBC's Alex Witt and former congressman (and former Gopher) Fred Grandy will host the series Daily Cafe on Retirement Living TV. The show is in its third season, but this will be this is the first season NBC News will be involved. The sho... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Joe the Plumber is Here to Stay - Posted October 30, 2008
We began counting how many minutes of fame Joe the Plumber had amassed in a post yesterday, but it appears there's no n... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Going Live Tomorrow - Posted August 22, 2008
Not too surprisingly, there won't be much doc block on MSNBC tomorrow, or Olympics. Instead, the network will be live from 6amET-10pmET, "in preparation for the announcement of Senator Barack Obama's running mate." We tend to think that will already have happened. Alex Witt anchors an hour to start the morning, followed by... [TVNewser]

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