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U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets - Posted 18 hours ago
[gallery ids="239770,239771,239772"] The broadcast and cable news networks broke in with special coverage tonight as U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria began. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets - Posted 18 hours ago
[gallery ids="239770,239771,239772"] The broadcast and cable news networks broke in with special coverage tonight as U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria began. ... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams Checks Himself; Federal Investigation into Gov. Christie Still Ongoing - Posted 3 days, 20 hours ago
On "Nightly News" tonight, Brian Williams corrected an error he made on Thursday's broadcast. "We may have added confusion to some complex legal reporting here last night," Williams said. According to the Asbury Park Press, here's what happened Thursday. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 8 - Posted September 16, 2014
ABC's "World News Tonight" and "NBC Nightly News" once again split the top honors in the ratings last week. The Brian Williams-anchored NBC newscast took total viewers, while the ... [TVNewser]

Jenna Wolfe Gets New 'Today' Show Role - Posted September 12, 2014
Jenna Wolfe (far left), currently news anchor for "Weekend Today" will be named lifestyle and fitness correspondent for NBC's "Today" show, TVNewser has learned. In addition to covering topics... [TVNewser]

Steve Capus: 'I'm Very, Very Happy To Have This Be My Professional Home These Days' - Posted September 12, 2014
This summer, we're putting a spotlight on the industry's top producers; getting the inside story about their shows, how they got to where they are, and advice they have for future TV journalists. After 20 years at 30 Rock, which saw him rise from producer, to executive producer to president of NBC... [TVNewser]

Obama: 'America Will Lead a Broad Coalition to Roll Back this Terrorist Threat' - Posted September 10, 2014
In a 14-minute address tonight, President Obama announced the U.S. will "lead a broad coalition" to defeat ISIS. In his address, which comes on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the president mentioned by name, two journalists killed by ISIS in recent weeks. "They execute captured prisoners, th... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Obama: 'America Will Lead a Broad Coalition to Roll Back this Terrorist Threat' - Posted September 10, 2014
In a 14-minute address tonight, President Obama announced the U.S. will "lead a broad coalition" to defeat ISIS. In his address, which comes on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the president mentioned by name, two journalists killed by ISIS in recent weeks. "They execute captured prisoners, th... [FishbowlNY]

Obama: 'America Will Lead a Broad Coalition to Roll Back this Terrorist Threat' - Posted September 10, 2014
In a 14-minute address tonight, President Obama announced the U.S. will "lead a broad coalition" to defeat ISIS. In his address, which comes on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the president mentioned by name, two journalists killed by ISIS in recent weeks. "They execute captured prisoners, th... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Politico Expanding to Europe | Fox News Defeated in Fair Use Suit - Posted September 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Politico Expanding to Europe | Fox News Defeated in Fair Use Suit - Posted September 10, 2014
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Network Coverage Plans for President Obama's ISIS Address - Posted September 9, 2014
Broadcast and cable news networks will provide special coverage tomorrow night at 9pmET for President Obama's speech on American action against ISIS. Here is what the networks are planning: CBS' Bob Schieffer will anchor for the ne... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: NBC, ABC, CBS - Posted September 9, 2014
Brian Williams filled in for Savannah Guthrie on "Today" this morning, and he played hurt. "I have the thing -- the cold. The summer into fall cold," he said at the start of the show. "World News Tonight's" Dav... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 1 - Posted September 9, 2014
In David Muir's first week at the helm of "World News Tonight," the ABC newscast once again took the younger demo while "NBC Nightly News" with Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Pelley & Iraq, Williams & 'Nightly,' Costas & Kelly, Dunn & Big Bird - Posted September 8, 2014
Scott Pelley is in Iraq on assignment for CBS News. On the "CBS Evening News" this week he'll report on the ongoing crisis in Iraq and the state of ISIS. NBC News will begin a promotional push this fall marking Brian Williams' 10th anniversary as "Nightly News" anchor. Williams took... [TVNewser]

It's Homecoming Week at 'Today' - Posted September 7, 2014
As Savannah Guthrie continues her maternity leave, "Today" is calling up some other NBCNewsers to fill in. As we've reported, Meredith Vieira subs... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week - Posted September 5, 2014
Here are your top 5 stories of the week across the site. 5 - The Washington Post Owner Jeff Bezos to Replace Publisher Katharine Weymouth 4 - ... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama: We're Going to 'Degrade and Ultimately Defeat ISIS' - Posted September 5, 2014
[gallery ids="238023,238024,238025"] Broadcast networks provided special coverage this morning as President Obama held a press conference from the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales. The president first made a statement about the 28 NATO countries sending more resources to Ukraine including security assistance, body armor, and medical care. He also announced the U.S.... [TVNewser]

'NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams' Tops 1M Facebook Likes - Posted September 3, 2014
The Facebook page for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams topped 1 million ... [AllFacebook]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 25 - Posted September 3, 2014
In Diane Sawyer's final week, which was actually a half-week since her last day was Wednesday, "World News" came within 40,000 viewers of No. 1 "NBC Nightly News with Bria... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Justice, Gnazzo, Gifford - Posted September 3, 2014
At a 5amET news conference in Estonia, carried live on the cable news networks, Pres. Obama vowed that "justice will be served" in the deaths of two journalists beheaded by ISIS militants. "Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget," said Obama. Cory Gnazzo ... [TVNewser]

'NBC Nightly News' Gets a Studio Refresh - Posted September 2, 2014
If you watched "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" tonight, you may have noticed a few changes to the broadcast. "'Nightly' is making a few updates within Studio 3B to better take advantage of our space and graphics capabilities," an NBC News spokesperson tells TVNewser. Among the changes, the show open... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'NBC Nightly News' Gets a Studio Refresh - Posted September 2, 2014
If you watched "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" tonight, you may have noticed a few changes to the broadcast. "'Nightly' is making a few updates within Studio 3B to better take advantage of our space and graphics capabilities," an NBC News spokesperson tells TVNewser. Among the changes, the show open... [FishbowlNY]

'NBC Nightly News' Gets a Studio Refresh - Posted September 2, 2014
If you watched "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" tonight, you may have noticed a few changes to the broadcast. "'Nightly' is making a few updates within Studio 3B to better take advantage of our space and graphics capabilities," an NBC News spokesperson tells TVNewser. Among the changes, the show open... [TVNewser]

American Journalist Steven Sotloff Reportedly Beheaded by ISIS - Posted September 2, 2014
Two weeks after James Foley was beheaded by ISIS, American journalist ... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams Welcome Chuck Todd - Posted September 1, 2014
During the final Sunday before Chuck Todd takes over as moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," the network introduced its newest chapter, with Todd in the seat most recently filled by the ousted David Gregory. Andrea Mitchell introduces Todd, an... [FishbowlDC]

Who Is Chuck Todd Anyway? - Posted August 31, 2014
This morning, "Meet the Press" introduced viewers to Chuck Todd, with reflections from his mother, his wife, Tom Brokaw from Montana and Brian Williams at the Jersey Shore. Todd and substitute host ... [TVNewser]

Who Is Chuck Todd Anyway? - Posted August 31, 2014
This morning, "Meet the Press" introduced viewers to Chuck Todd, with reflections from his mother, his wife, Tom Brokaw from Montana and Brian Williams at the Jersey Shore. Todd and substitute host ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Who Is Chuck Todd Anyway? - Posted August 31, 2014
This morning, "Meet the Press" introduced viewers to Chuck Todd, with reflections from his mother, his wife, Tom Brokaw from Montana and Brian Williams at the Jersey Shore. Todd and substitute host ... [FishbowlNY]

Chelsea Clinton Leaving NBC News - Posted August 29, 2014
Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC News. People magazine was first with the story this morning. Clinton tells the mag she pla... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 18 - Posted August 26, 2014
From continuing coverage of the protests in Ferguson, MO to the murder of an American journalist by ISIS militants, all three evening newscasts saw a jump in viewership last week, compared to the same week last year. "NBC Nightl... [TVNewser]

NBC News Boss Says More Change is Ahead - Posted August 25, 2014
Brian Williams calls her "a dynamo" and "a relentless journalist." Matt Lauer has been "impressed by how she is able to focus on every aspect of the organizat... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 11 - Posted August 19, 2014
Another split week for the evening newscasts: "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams wins its 257th straight week among total viewers, while ABC's "World News with Diane Sa... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Journalists Under Threat in MO | Broadcasters Aim at Aereo - Posted August 19, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Journalists Under Threat in MO | Broadcasters Aim at Aereo - Posted August 19, 2014
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Tonight's Ferguson Coverage Plans - Posted August 18, 2014
As the National Guard arrives in Ferguson, where the overnight curfew has been lifted, the broadcast and cable networks have set plans to continue coverage of the escalating violence there. Here's an update on who will be in Ferguson tonight: NBC News: Brian Williams, who will anchor "Nightly" from Ferguson tonight, as... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Selects Stories for Air 'With Blinders On' - Posted August 18, 2014
As "NBC Nightly News" and "ABC World News" square off in a fierce battle for the top spot among the A25-54 demographic, "Nightly" anchor Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 4 - Posted August 12, 2014
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins another week in total viewers; "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" wins another week (5 of the last 6) in the A25-... [TVNewser]

Robin Williams Dead at Age 63 - Posted August 11, 2014
The death of Robin Williams has taken over as the lead story on cable news. Williams took his own life this morning at his home near Tiburon, CA in Marin County. He was pronounced dead at 12:02pmPT. The official cause of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Robin Williams Dead at Age 63 - Posted August 11, 2014
The death of Robin Williams has taken over as the lead story on cable news. Williams took his own life this morning at his home near Tiburon, CA in Marin County. He was pronounced dead at 12:02pmPT. The official cause of ... [FishbowlNY]

Pres. Obama Makes Statement on Iraq Crisis - Posted August 11, 2014
NBC News and ABC News offered special coverage this afternoon as President Obama made a statement on recent U.S. airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq. CBS News did not provide broadcast coverage. Speaking from his vacation in Martha's Vineyard, the president spoke about the limited U.S. mission in Iraq along with humanitarian aid... [TVNewser]

Presidential Primetime Address on Iraq Keeps Nets Up Late - Posted August 7, 2014
In a live primetime address, Pres. Obama announced he has ordered a humanitarian effort to help Iraqis threatened by the terror group ISIS... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Presidential Primetime Address on Iraq Keeps Nets Up Late - Posted August 7, 2014
In a live primetime address, Pres. Obama announced he has ordered a humanitarian effort to help Iraqis threatened by the terror group ISIS... [FishbowlNY]

Presidential Primetime Address on Iraq Keeps Nets Up Late - Posted August 7, 2014
In a live primetime address, Pres. Obama announced he has ordered a humanitarian effort to help Iraqis threatened by the terror group ISIS... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 28 & July Sweeps - Posted August 5, 2014
Diane Sawyer is stepping aside from "World News" this month with another sweeps win under her bel... [TVNewser]

Behind the TV Scenes: 'Today' EP Don Nash - Posted August 1, 2014
This summer, we're putting a spotlight on the industry's top producers; getting the inside story about their shows, how they got to where they are, and advice they have for future TV journalists. "Today" show executive producer Don Nash has bee... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Reports Allison Williams 'Peter Pan' Casting News - Posted July 31, 2014
Without actually reavealing that he's her father, Brian Williams reported a news story on his daughter, actress Allison Williams, cast as Peter Pan in... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Playing Peter, Signing Erin, Hiring Fusion - Posted July 30, 2014
Actress Allison Williams, daughter of NBC Newsman Brian Williams, will be playing Peter Pan in the live action version of the musical set to air on NBC Dec. 4. ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Announces New Sanctions on Russia's Economy - Posted July 29, 2014
This afternoon, ABC News and NBC News provided special coverage of President Obama's statement on new sanctions toward Russia. CBS News did not. The president announced new sanctions on Russia's economy in the energy, arms, and financial sectors in response to Russia continuing to support the separatists linked to the downin... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 21 - Posted July 29, 2014
For the fourth consecutive week, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" delivered a win in the A25-54 demographic, the longest streak for the show in more than six years. "NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 14 - Posted July 22, 2014
With two international crises happening in Gaza and Ukraine, ABC "World News with Diane Sawyer" widened its A25-54 demo lead with a +123,000-viewer victory over "NBC Nightly News with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 14 - Posted July 22, 2014
With two international crises happening in Gaza and Ukraine, ABC "World News with Diane Sawyer" widened its A25-54 demo lead with a +123,000-viewer victory over "NBC Nightly News with ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Evening Newscasts Juggle Dueling Breaking News Stories - Posted July 17, 2014
The three evening newscasts were each expanded to an hour tonight following a busy news day that included the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, shot down near the Russia-Ukraine border, and the launch of Israel's ground offens... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Evening Newscasts Juggle Dueling Breaking News Stories - Posted July 17, 2014
The three evening newscasts were each expanded to an hour tonight following a busy news day that included the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, shot down near the Russia-Ukraine border, and the launch of Israel's ground offens... [FishbowlNY]

Evening Newscasts Juggle Dueling Breaking News Stories - Posted July 17, 2014
The three evening newscasts were each expanded to an hour tonight following a busy news day that included the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, shot down near the Russia-Ukraine border, and the launch of Israel's ground offens... [TVNewser]

Expanded Evening, Morning Newscasts for Malaysia Flight 17, Israeli Ground Offensive - Posted July 17, 2014
As wall-to-wall coverage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 and the launch of the ... [TVNewser]

DC Media Cover Downed Malaysia Airlines Jet - Posted July 17, 2014
This morning, a Malaysia Airlines jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down along the Ukraine/Russia border. Anderson Cooper quickly took over coverage for CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

Malaysia Airlines Jet Shot Down in Ukraine - Posted July 17, 2014
Cable news networks scrambled this morning to cover a Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down along the Ukraine/Russia border. All three broadcast networks provided special coverage of the crash. NBC News cut in at 11:39amET with Matt Lauer... [TVNewser]

Ayman Mohyeldin Witnesses Gaza Airstrike, but Richard Engel Reports for 'Nightly News' - Posted July 16, 2014
NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin and his crew witnessed the Israeli airstrike that killed four children at a Gaza port earlier today. But hou... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ayman Mohyeldin Witnesses Gaza Airstrike, but Richard Engel Reports for 'Nightly News' - Posted July 16, 2014
NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin and his crew witnessed the Israeli airstrike that killed four children at a Gaza port earlier today. But hou... [FishbowlNY]

'Nightly News' Also Producing In-Break Teases - Posted July 15, 2014
"NBC Nightly News" is the latest network evening newscast to experiment with in-break teases. Following the first block of "Nightly News" last night, as Brian Williams took viewers to a break, commercials for the drug Eliquis and Publishers Clearing House w... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Dares Brian Williams to Take Ice Bucket Challenge - Posted July 15, 2014
It's 81 degrees in New York City today, but on this morning's "Today" show, Matt Lauer was likely quite a bit colder. Responding to a challenge issued by Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman, Lauer participated in the "ice bucket challenge," which has fairly simple rules: record yourself getting a bucket... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 7 - Posted July 15, 2014
For the second week in a row, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" takes the A25-54 demo with an +85,000 viewer lead on "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams." ... [TVNewser]

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 7.14.14 - Posted July 14, 2014
From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. Lost Remote LeBron James' Return to Cleveland Rocks Social ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Brian Williams on DC Baby Boom - Posted July 11, 2014
Nine months ago was the government shutdown. Sibley Memorial Hospital is now reporting live births are up about three per day. And NBC's Brian Williams nailed it. "How long until someone on television points out that during the shutdown the folks in Washington are apparently doing at home what Washington has been... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams Makes Sex Joke on 'Nightly News' - Posted July 11, 2014
On "Nightly News" last night, Brian Williams reported on a baby boom going on in Washington, DC, which happens to coincide with the government shutdown 9 months ago. "How long until someone on television points out that during the shutdown the folks in Washington are apparently doing at home what Washington has... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Plans Survival | Dish Makes Anti-Merger Case to FCC - Posted July 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Plans Survival | Dish Makes Anti-Merger Case to FCC - Posted July 10, 2014
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Evening News Ratings: Week of June 30 - Posted July 9, 2014
"World News with Diane Sawyer," which saw David Muir sitting in Monday through Thursday, was the only newscast to show year-over-year growth in both total viewers... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on Snowden Interview: Guarded Notes, Research 'With My Life' - Posted July 8, 2014
Last night, Brian Williams revealed details regarding his high-stakes, high-security journey to Moscow for his May interview with Edward Snowden. "Fake names in the ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place - Posted July 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place - Posted July 2, 2014
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Evening News Ratings: Week of June 23 - Posted July 1, 2014
As ABC "World News" and NBC "Nightly News" each claim a victory for the second quarter of 2014 among younger viewers, the NBC broadcast takes the week of June 23 in both Total and A25-54 Viewers. "Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

ABC and NBC Each Claim Ratings Wins - Posted July 1, 2014
If you believe ABC, "World News with Diane Sawyer" just won the second quarter of 2014 in the coveted A25-54 demo by a slim 16,000 viewers, or .8%. If you believe NBC, "Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Announces New Executive Action on Immigration Reform - Posted June 30, 2014
NBC News and ABC News provided special coverage of President Obama's statement on immigration reform this afternoon, where the president announced new executive action he will take. CBS News didn't provide special coverage. "America can not wait forever for them [House Republicans] to act," the president said before announcing he is moving... [TVNewser]

The 'Subliminal Message' Behind David Muir's Ascent to 'World News' Anchor - Posted June 25, 2014
Come September, three white men will anchor the three network evening newscasts. Is it 2005 -- or 1975 -- all over again? Some think so. "The evening news anchors are the face of the network," says Karen Turner, an associate professor of journalism a... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Leaving 'ABC World News;' David Muir Takes Over as Anchor and Managing Editor - Posted June 25, 2014
Breaking: ABC's Diane Sawyer is stepping down from anchoring "World News" and will focus on primetime specials, big interviews, and enterprise reporting for the network. ... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Williams, Knight, Walters - Posted June 23, 2014
Brian Williams will receive the 2014 Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award from Temple University in September. Williams joins Anderson Cooper, ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Cover Obama Iraq Statement - Posted June 19, 2014
In a statement from the White House briefing room this afternoon, President Obama said the U.S. is prepared to take "targeted and precise" military action in Iraq, but reinforced his earlier decision that American troops will not be returning to combat in the region. The broadcast and cable news networks all had... [TVNewser]

Alexandra Wallace: 'Nightly News' 'Completely Focused on Correcting' Demo Ratings - Posted June 18, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie takes a behind-the-scenes look at "several ongoing ratings and personnel challenges" at NBC News. On the heels of "Today" and "Meet the P... [TVNewser]

Dumb it Down | That's Enough | Big Biden - Posted June 17, 2014
Lost Remote: Because young people are idiots, CNN's interview with Hillary Clinton will include queries from Tumblr users who could submit questions... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dumb it Down | That's Enough | Big Biden - Posted June 17, 2014
Lost Remote: Because young people are idiots, CNN's interview with Hillary Clinton will include queries from Tumblr users who could submit questions... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams Raps 'Baby Got Back' - Posted June 17, 2014
It's probably a good thing Jimmy Fallon is 1,000 miles away from 30 Rock this week. As he kicked off a week of shows from Orlando, the "Tonight Show" host debuted another Brian Williams mash-up. This time, Williams rapped Sir Mix-A-Lot's classic "Baby Got Back," with an assist from ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 9 - Posted June 17, 2014
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week of June 9 in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo, with its best younger viewer delivery since late April. ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Subrata De Leaves MSNBC for ABC News - Posted June 17, 2014
Subrata De is joining ABC News as VP of newsgathering, TVNewser has learned. De takes over for Kate O'Brian who ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer's One on One with Hillary Clinton Led CBS and NBC in Last Night's Ratings - Posted June 10, 2014
Ratings are in for last night's ABC News special "Hillary Clinton - Public and Private One on One with Diane Sawyer" and the network led CB... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 2 - Posted June 10, 2014
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week in total viewers while ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer wins again in the demo. It was the sixth time ... [TVNewser]

ICYMI: Ann Curry to Brian Williams: 'Preppin' Ain't Easy!' - Posted June 6, 2014
Last week, the illustrious and snarky broadcaster Brian Williams was not at the desk for his post on NBC Nightly News. Filling in for him at 30 Rock was highly touted, sorely missed, dusky-hued Ann Curry. (S'up!) Once of 'TODAY' and a fabled overnight NBC News shift she held forever, Ann has... [AgencySpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: MSNBC Cancels Finney | Colbert Blasts Amazon - Posted June 6, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: MSNBC Cancels Finney | Colbert Blasts Amazon - Posted June 6, 2014
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The Morning Ticker: Williams, Meade, Fusion - Posted June 5, 2014
NBC's Brian Williams gets the only broadcast network interview with Pres. Obama on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The interview will take place tomorrow morning in Normandy, France. HLN's "Morning Express with Robin Meade" celebrates the CMA Music Festival with a live broadcast from ... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts to Receive 2014 Cronkite Award - Posted June 4, 2014
Robin Roberts is the 2014 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, Arizona State University announced today. "I'm truly humbled to join the list of remarkable journalists who have received the Walter... [TVNewser]

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]

Fusion's Jorge Ramos Goes Inside the CIA - Posted June 3, 2014
Airing Tuesday night at 10 on Fusion (available in DC via RCN and Dish) will be a special edition of "AMERICA with Jorge Ramos" featuring interviews with CIA Director ... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 26 - Posted June 3, 2014
"NBC Nightly News Brian Williams" is back on top in the A25-54 demo after losing the month of May to ABC's "World News wi... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week - Posted May 30, 2014
This week's top 5 stories across the site. 1. The Bushes Go All 'Game of Thrones' on Newsweek Cover 2. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Prometheus Buys Mediabistro | FNC Books Clinton | Fox's Reilly to Step Down - Posted May 30, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Prometheus Buys Mediabistro | FNC Books Clinton | Fox's Reilly to Step Down - Posted May 30, 2014
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Final Ratings for NBC's Snowden Special In, Rep. Pete King Calls Interview an "Infomercial" - Posted May 29, 2014
The final numbers are in for last night's interview of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden... [FishbowlDC]

Rep. Peter King: Brian Willliams Gave Snowden an 'Infomercial' - Posted May 29, 2014
Rep. Peter King has been one of the most outspoken politicians against NSA-leaker Edward Snowden, and the New York Congressman didn't mince words this morning about Brian Williams' interview with Snowden. King talked about the... [TVNewser]

NBC News Leverages Digital Following Exclusive Edward Snowden Interview - Posted May 29, 2014
NBC News scored a big exclusive last night as "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams' full-hour interview with NSA-leaker Edward Snowden... [Lost Remote]

Brian Williams' Edward Snowden Interview Draws Nearly 6 Million Viewers - Posted May 29, 2014
According to preliminary Nielsen data, the Brian Williams interview with Edward Snowden averaged 5.91 million viewers in the 10pm hour last night. (By comparison, Williams' "Nightly News" has been averaging about 8.4 million viewers a night.) The special was #1 in the A18-49 and A25-54 demos and #2 in viewers behind a... [TVNewser]

Former NSA Contractor Edward Snowden Sits Down with NBC's Brian Williams - Posted May 29, 2014
Last night during his first television interview with American media, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down with NBC's Brian Williams ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Angelou Dies at 86 | Williams Interviews Snowden | Amazon Talks Hatchette Dispute - Posted May 29, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Angelou Dies at 86 | Williams Interviews Snowden | Amazon Talks Hatchette Dispute - Posted May 29, 2014
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Snowden: 'The Minute You Start Talking to a Journalist, There is No Going Back From That' - Posted May 28, 2014
Edward Snowden said the "point of no return" in his quest to reveal NSA surveillance programs, was when it came time to tell journalists what he knew. "It was a really intimidating moment," Snowden told ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Snowden: 'The Minute You Start Talking to a Journalist, There is No Going Back From That' - Posted May 28, 2014
Edward Snowden said the "point of no return" in his quest to reveal NSA surveillance programs, was when it came time to tell journalists what he knew. "It was a really intimidating moment," Snowden told ... [FishbowlNY]

NYTimes Bill Carter Previews Brian Williams' Sit Down with Edward Snowden - Posted May 28, 2014
In advance of a one hour special airing tonight on NBC, The New York Times' Bill Carter previews NBC's Brian Williams' sit down intervie... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 19 & May Sweeps - Posted May 28, 2014
ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" has won its first May sweep in the younger demo in 7 years. It's the first victory in any sweeps month in more th... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on Snowden Interview: 'We Were Worried About a Number of Things' - Posted May 28, 2014
Brian Williams nearly missed his connecting flight from London to Moscow last week on his way to interview Edward Snowden. Williams's luggage d... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: WaPo Finds New HQ | Journo Killed in Ukraine | FCC Plan Advances - Posted May 27, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: WaPo Finds New HQ | Journo Killed in Ukraine | FCC Plan Advances - Posted May 27, 2014
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Brian Williams Went Over His High School Graduation Speech With... - Posted May 23, 2014
You wouldn't think Brian Williams and Edward Snowden had much time for small talk before taping their exclusive ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Inc. to Relocate | Snowden Talks to NBC | FNC Anchor Arrested - Posted May 23, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Inc. to Relocate | Snowden Talks to NBC | FNC Anchor Arrested - Posted May 23, 2014
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Brian Williams Interviews Edward Snowden - Posted May 22, 2014
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams traveled to Moscow this week for an exclusive interview with Edward Snowden. It's the former NSA contractor's first-ev... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 12 - Posted May 20, 2014
Once again, ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" wins the week among younger viewers. Sawyer's newscast has now won four of the last six weeks in the A25-54 demo, topping "NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

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]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 5 - Posted May 13, 2014
The back and forth among younger viewers for their preference in an evening newscast goes back to "Nightly News with Brian Williams." The NBC newscast topped ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Africa Problems | Loopy Lasorda | Grandpa Nightmare - Posted May 7, 2014
TV Newser: It happens. And in the case of this particular Brian Williams gaffe... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Africa Problems | Loopy Lasorda | Grandpa Nightmare - Posted May 7, 2014
TV Newser: It happens. And in the case of this particular Brian Williams gaffe... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News Confuses Kenya and Nigeria in Boko Haram Kidnapping Story - Posted May 7, 2014
During a report on the Boko Haram kidnapping of 276 teenage girls on "NBC Nightly News" Tuesday, Brian Williams twice said that the abductions took place in Kenya instead of Nigeria. "Tonight it now feels as if the world is aware... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 28 - Posted May 6, 2014
For the third time in four weeks "World News with Diane Sawyer" takes the younger viewer demo. Sawyer edged "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" by just 8,... [TVNewser]

Steve Capus Named Executive Producer of 'CBS Evening News' - Posted May 6, 2014
Former NBC News president Steve Capus is joining CBS News as the executive producer of "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" and executive editor of the news division... [TVNewser]

How the Evening Newscasts Reported the New Benghazi Emails - Posted May 1, 2014
"CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" was the only evening newscast last night to not cover newly uncovered emails from White House adviser Ben Rhodes, which provided talking points to former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 21 - Posted April 29, 2014
NBC "Nightly News with Brian Williams" was back on top in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic for the week of April 21. Williams'... [TVNewser]

How the Evening Newscasts Covered the Aereo Supreme Court Arguments - Posted April 22, 2014
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC were at the Supreme Court today, on many levels. Reporters were there to cover the proceedings, lawyers argued on behalf of the networks, and executives sat in to watch the cases for and against Aereo. Two of the three evening newscasts reported on the case tonight. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

How the Evening Newscasts Covered the Aereo Supreme Court Arguments - Posted April 22, 2014
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC were at the Supreme Court today, on many levels. Reporters were there to cover the proceedings, lawyers argued on behalf of the networks, and executives sat in to watch the cases for and against Aereo. Two of the three evening newscasts reported on the case tonight. ... [FishbowlNY]

How the Evening Newscasts Covered the Aereo Supreme Court Arguments - Posted April 22, 2014
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC were at the Supreme Court today, on many levels. Reporters were there to cover the proceedings, lawyers argued on behalf of the networks, and executives sat in to watch the cases for and against Aereo. Two of the three evening newscasts reported on the case tonight. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 14 - Posted April 22, 2014
For the second week in a row, ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" has grabbed first place in the A25-45 news demo. It's been more than six years since the ABC broadcast has had back-to-back demo wins: the weeks of ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams to Jimmy Fallon: 'Let's Be Clear... I Have Never Said Hippety, Never' - Posted April 22, 2014
For years, without knowing it, Brian Williams has been uttering the lyrics of Snoop Dog's "Gin and Juice." It took one of Jimmy Fallon'... [TVNewser]

President Obama Takes Questions From White House Briefing Room - Posted April 17, 2014
President Obama visited the White House press briefing room this afternoon to speak about the new enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act and take questions from the press. The broadcast and cable networks all had live coverage of the press conference, which began at 3:40pmET. On the broadcast networks, Brian Williams... [morningmedianewsfeed]

President Obama Takes Questions From White House Briefing Room - Posted April 17, 2014
President Obama visited the White House press briefing room this afternoon to speak about the new enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act and take questions from the press. The broadcast and cable networks all had live coverage of the press conference, which began at 3:40pmET. On the broadcast networks, Brian Williams... [FishbowlNY]

President Obama Takes Questions From White House Briefing Room - Posted April 17, 2014
President Obama visited the White House press briefing room this afternoon to speak about the new enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act and take questions from the press. The broadcast and cable networks all had live coverage of the press conference, which began at 3:40pmET. On the broadcast networks, Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
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The Hollywood Reporter's Annual '35 Most Powerful People in New York Media' - Posted April 16, 2014
Television news executives and personalities are well represented on The Hollywood Reporter's annual "35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" list. From the executive ranks: CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president D... [TVNewser]

Moment of Silence Marks First Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings - Posted April 15, 2014
The first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was marked with a moment of silence at 2:49pmET, the time that the two bombs exploded near the finish line in 2013, killing three people and injuring hundreds more. The broadcast networks presented special reports during the moment of silence: Brian Williams anchored on... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Accepts Invite to Speak at Hillwood High School on WSMV - Posted April 15, 2014
In a live interview with Nashville NBC affiliate WSMV Monday, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams accepted an invitation from students at Hillwood High School to speak at their graduation next month. Inspired by Williams' commencement address at Elon University last year, the Hillwood High School students created a video inviting the... [TVSpy]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 7 - Posted April 15, 2014
"World News with Diane Sawyer" had a rare win in the A25-54 demo last week. "World News" topped NBC "Nightly News with Brian Williams" by 12,000 viewers, or l... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Baier, Bourdain, Williams - Posted April 14, 2014
Bret Baier and his wife Amy co-chaired the Children's Ball benefiting Children's National Medical Center over the weekend. The event raised $10.8 million dollars for the hospital -- the most money ever raised at a single charity event in the nation's capital.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Evening Ticker: Baier, Bourdain, Williams - Posted April 14, 2014
Bret Baier and his wife Amy co-chaired the Children's Ball benefiting Children's National Medical Center over the weekend. The event raised $10.8 million dollars for the hospital -- the most money ever raised at a single charity event in the nation's capital.... [FishbowlNY]

The Evening Ticker: Baier, Bourdain, Williams - Posted April 14, 2014
Bret Baier and his wife Amy co-chaired the Children's Ball benefiting Children's National Medical Center over the weekend. The event raised $10.8 million dollars for the hospital -- the most money ever raised at a single charity event in the nation's capital.... [TVNewser]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Plan For First Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings - Posted April 11, 2014
The broadcast and cable networks will devote special coverage this weekend and next week to the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Here's what they have planned. NBC News: Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

NBC News Toasts Cheryl Gould: 'She Came to the Newsroom With a Fresh Perspective' - Posted April 8, 2014
Current and former NBC News talent, executives and producers gathered at 30 Rock last night to celebrate Cheryl Gould, who is ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 31 - Posted April 8, 2014
The "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" showed the most year-over-year growth in viewers last week: +7% over the same week last year. But "Evening N... [TVNewser]

How the Evening Newscasts Reported David Letterman's Retirement Announcement - Posted April 4, 2014
Thursday's stunner from David Letterman, announcing that he's retiring next year, was news on the network newscasts last night. "CBS Evening News" anchor ... [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]

Mass Shooting at Ft. Hood, TX; Ivan Lopez Identified as Shooter - Posted April 2, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="220063,220064,220065,220066"] A mass shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas this afternoon has the news networks in continuing coverage tonight. The shots rang out at 4:50pmCT. The gunman has been identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, an enlisted soldier, who killed himself. At least four people are dead, including Lopez, and 14 others... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Mass Shooting at Ft. Hood, TX; Ivan Lopez Identified as Shooter - Posted April 2, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="220063,220064,220065,220066"] A mass shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas this afternoon has the news networks in continuing coverage tonight. The shots rang out at 4:50pmCT. The gunman has been identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, an enlisted soldier, who killed himself. At least four people are dead, including Lopez, and 14 others... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 24 and Q1 2014 - Posted April 1, 2014
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week and the just-completed first quarter of 2014. Compared to the same week last year... [TVNewser]

Pew Report: Network News Viewership Up, Cable News Viewership Down - Posted March 26, 2014
In addition to cable news revenues and ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 17 - Posted March 25, 2014
With continuing coverage of the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was the lead story every night last week, the three evening newscasts saw viewer growth compared to the same week last year. All three broadcasts were al... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 10 - Posted March 18, 2014
"Word News with Diane Sawyer" showed the most growth of the evening newscasts last week, when compared to the same week... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 3 - Posted March 11, 2014
"CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" showed the most growth of the evening newscasts last week, when compared to the same week last year. Pelley's... [TVNewser]

Coverage of Missing Malaysian Flight Continues on Cable News - Posted March 8, 2014
The cable networks continue coverage of downed Malaysian Airlines flight 370 which lost contact with air traffic control off the coast of Vietnam enroute to Beijing Saturday morning. The search for the aircraft, with 239 people on board, including at least three Americans, continues into t... [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]

Brian Williams Responds to Baby Horrified by His Image - Posted March 4, 2014
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams had a response to the toddler who couldn't stop crying upon seeing his image in a recent YouTube video. "It's disturbing," Williams said jokingly on "Late Night with Seth Meyers... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 24 & February Sweeps - Posted March 4, 2014
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" topped "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" by 1.2 million total viewers and 92,000 A25-54 viewers for the week of Februa... [TVNewser]

When Babies Don't Like Brian Williams - Posted March 3, 2014
A sad but humorous YouTube video is up showing one American toddler breaking down at the mere sight of "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams. President Obama first appears on screen, with no response from the baby. Next comes "Daily Rundown" host Chuck Todd, again eliciting no response. It's when Williams appears, the... [TVNewser]

Cable News Networks Cover Pres. Obama Ukraine Announcement - Posted February 28, 2014
[gallery ids="215607,215609,215615"] Cable news networks pivoted this afternoon to President Obama speaking on the tumultuous situation involving Ukraine and Russia, as armed men believed to be sent by Russian President Vladamir Putin have taken over two airports in Crimea. >More: Brian Williams and Scott Pelley... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cable News Networks Cover Pres. Obama Ukraine Announcement - Posted February 28, 2014
[gallery ids="215607,215609,215615"] Cable news networks pivoted this afternoon to President Obama speaking on the tumultuous situation involving Ukraine and Russia, as armed men believed to be sent by Russian President Vladamir Putin have taken over two airports in Crimea. >More: Brian Williams and Scott Pelley... [FishbowlNY]

Cable News Networks Cover Pres. Obama Ukraine Announcement - Posted February 28, 2014
[gallery ids="215607,215609,215615"] Cable news networks pivoted this afternoon to President Obama speaking on the tumultuous situation involving Ukraine and Russia, as armed men believed to be sent by Russian President Vladamir Putin have taken over two airports in Crimea. >More: Brian Williams and Scott Pelley... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 17 - Posted February 25, 2014
After experiencing 9-year highs earlier this month, evening news viewership leveled off last week. And with the approach of spring and the return to daylight saving time a week from Sunday, viewership is li... [TVNewser]

Bret Baier 'Ready For a Rap-Off' With Brian Williams - Posted February 24, 2014
Long before Jimmy Fallon got the idea to edit together clips of Brian Williams "rapping," another news anchor that's on in the 6pmET hour tried his hand at "Rapper's Delight" -- live. The Dai... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bret Baier 'Ready For a Rap-Off' With Brian Williams - Posted February 24, 2014
Long before Jimmy Fallon got the idea to edit together clips of Brian Williams "rapping," another news anchor that's on in the 6pmET hour tried his hand at "Rapper's Delight" -- live. The Dai... [FishbowlNY]

Bret Baier 'Ready For a Rap-Off' With Brian Williams - Posted February 24, 2014
Long before Jimmy Fallon got the idea to edit together clips of Brian Williams "rapping," another news anchor that's on in the 6pmET hour tried his hand at "Rapper's Delight" -- live. The Dai... [TVNewser]

Andrea Mitchell 'Thrilled' With MSNBC Show's Move to Noon - Posted February 21, 2014
In addition to Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid's upcoming MSNBC debuts, is the timeslot change for MSNBC's long-running daytime host ... [TVNewser]

The Late Night Talk Show Wars Just Got Racy - Posted February 20, 2014
Yeah. He just got busy. Just when you thought we were all past this crap. Just when you thought 2014 meant something. Just when you thought we could all just get along. And now, we have Arsenio Hall ca... [AgencySpy]

The Late Night Talk Show Wars Just Got Racy - Posted February 20, 2014
Yeah. He just got busy. Just when you thought we were all past this crap. Just when you thought 2014 meant something. Just when you thought we could all just get along. And now, we have Arsenio Hall ca... [PRNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 10 - Posted February 19, 2014
A strong week for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" during the first full week of the Sochi Olympic games, and for the evening newscasts overall, with more than 28 million people tuning in, keeping up the momentum from last week's ... [TVNewser]

'I'm Bob Costas Sitting in Tonight for Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira' - Posted February 17, 2014
Bob Costas returned to NBC's Olympic coverage tonight, dry eyes -- and wit -- intact. "I'm Bob Costas sitting in tonight for Matt Lauer and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'I'm Bob Costas Sitting in Tonight for Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira' - Posted February 17, 2014
Bob Costas returned to NBC's Olympic coverage tonight, dry eyes -- and wit -- intact. "I'm Bob Costas sitting in tonight for Matt Lauer and ... [FishbowlNY]

Before 'Tonight' Jimmy Fallon Drops by 'Nightly News' - Posted February 17, 2014
Before he left for Sochi, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams sat down with Jimmy Fallon. The interview runs tonight on ... [TVNewser]

NBC Newscasts Get Off To Strong Sochi Start - Posted February 11, 2014
The last time NBC's "Today" show came in first place for a full week in the mornings was during the London Olympics. 18 months later, the Sochi games may be NBC's ticket to a weekly win. "Today" topped ABC's "Good Morning America" last Thursday, Friday and yesterday according to Nielsen fast national... [TVNewser]

Most-Watched Week in 9 Years for the Network Evening Newscasts - Posted February 11, 2014
Nearly 29 million people tuned in to the evening newscasts last week, making it the most-watched week in more than 9 years, since Jan. 17, 2005, when a combined 29.937 million tuned in during a week which included Pres. George W. Bush's second inauguration. The most-recent high water mark was 28.460 million... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Reports Live from Sochi on Grounded Plane in Istanbul - Posted February 7, 2014
NBC News broke into regular programming this afternoon with Brian Williams reporting from Sochi on a plane that was grounded in Istanbul with a hijacker on board trying to change its direction toward Sochi. ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Reports Live from Sochi on Grounded Plane in Istanbul - Posted February 7, 2014
NBC News broke into regular programming this afternoon with Brian Williams reporting from Sochi on a plane that was grounded in Istanbul with a hijacker on board trying to change its direction toward Sochi. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams Reports Live from Sochi on Grounded Plane in Istanbul - Posted February 7, 2014
NBC News broke into regular programming this afternoon with Brian Williams reporting from Sochi on a plane that was grounded in Istanbul with a hijacker on board trying to change its direction toward Sochi. ... [FishbowlNY]

It's 'Hacker Hunting Season' for Journalists Covering Sochi Olympics - Posted February 6, 2014
Physical security is among the top concerns at the Sochi Olympics, but journalists are also in the cross hairs of hacking open season in a country with some of the world's most skilled. In his own experiment with two new computers, it took NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Wash Life's John Arundel Snags Handsome Pic Discussing Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman - Posted February 5, 2014
Congratulations to Washington Life Associate Publisher John Arundel on sharing his thoughts on the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, whom he met 3 times, yesterday on "Good Morning America," CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," NBC's "Nightly News with ... [FishbowlDC]

5 Things to Know About The New NBCNews.com - Posted February 4, 2014
After a year of work, the new NBCNews.com debuts overnight tonight, just in time for premium traffic coming from the Sochi Olympics coverage. At an unveiling this morning at 30 Rock, NBC News President Deborah Turness says ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 27 - Posted February 4, 2014
The three evening newscasts had their best week in three years last week as winter's cold grip keeps millions of viewers inside and tuned in. A combined 28.23 million viewers watched one of the three newscasts last week, the most ... [TVNewser]

Atlanta Stations Balance State of the Union and Weather Coverage - Posted January 29, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="114189,114190,114191,114192"] Atlanta stations balanced two major stories -- the President's fifth State of the Union address and a winter storm blanketing the Deep South -- during primetime Tuesday night. CBS affiliate WGCL stayed in local coverage until immediately before the President was announced, opting out of Scott Pelley... [TVSpy]

President Obama Delivers 2014 State of the Union Address - Posted January 28, 2014
President Obama's fifth State of the Union address is being broadcast tonight on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Fusion, Al Jazeera, Fox Business, CNBC, Bloomberg and C-SPAN, as well as the Spanish-language networks. Brian Williams, Scott Pelley, ... [TVNewser]

Shep Smith Sat Next to Wolf Blitzer at the White House Lunch - Posted January 28, 2014
On his Fox News program this afternoon, Shepard Smith revealed the real reason why anchors and correspondents like to go to D.C. for the State of the Union: the annual White House lunch. "It doesn't matter who t... [TVNewser]

NBC News Close to Filling 'Today' SVP Job - Posted January 28, 2014
Remember that org chart that NBC News boss Deborah Turness shared a couple weeks ago -- this one, with the gaping hole where the SVP of the "Today" show should be. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 20 - Posted January 28, 2014
27.2 million viewers watched one of the three evening newscasts last week as polar vortex part deux gripped much of the nation. All three broadcasts experienced double-digit growth among younger viewers from the week prior. All t... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Broadcast Networks - Posted January 27, 2014
Here's what the broadcast networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. ABC: Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 13 - Posted January 22, 2014
Of the three network evening newscasts, the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" was up the most in viewers (+4%) but down the most in the younger demo (-13%) compared to the ... [TVNewser]

In From the Cold: Evening Newscasts See Biggest Viewership in Years - Posted January 14, 2014
An extremely cold week in most of the U.S. kept viewers indoors, with their TVs turned on -- especially around evening news time. A combined 28.17 million viewers watched one of the three evening newscasts last week, the most in since the week of January 31, 2011 when ... [TVNewser]

Americans Don't Know Their News Anchors Anymore - Posted January 9, 2014
Three decades ago, nearly half of America could recognize who then "CBS Evening News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Is It Just Us, Or Is NASA Everywhere These Days? - Posted January 7, 2014
There have been no shortage of stories about the goings on at NASA. Just today, there's news that five new planets are among a number of "alien worlds" (CBS N... [AgencySpy]

The ISS Astronauts Watch 'NBC Nightly News' - Posted January 7, 2014
He may not have gotten a picture from space of the house in Australia with half a million Christmas lights, but Brian Williams did get an interview with two American astronauts aboard the International Space Station on "Nightly News" Monday. Rick Mastracchio... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 30 - Posted January 7, 2014
As 2013 wound down, and 2014 began, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" maintained its grip on the No. 1 spot in the evenings. Last week, "Nightly" drew its largest audiences in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo in five weeks. Comp... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams and Paul Ryan to Talk Poverty at Newseum Thursday - Posted January 7, 2014
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), NBC's Brian Williams, and a slew of other journalists are gathering at the Newseum on Thursday to discuss poverty as part of NBC's "In Plain Sight" initiat... [FishbowlDC]

Megyn Kelly or Nancy Grace? Jeopardy! Contestants Don't Know Their News Anchors - Posted January 6, 2014
On Jeopardy! tonight, there was a category called TV Anchors Aweigh. The contestants left the entire category almost to the end, not a good sign for their knowledge of news talent. Four of the five clues were revealed, and only one was answered correctly. It was the $200 clue to the... [TVNewser]

Megyn Kelly or Nancy Grace? Jeopardy! Contestants Don't Know Their News Anchors - Posted January 6, 2014
On Jeopardy! tonight, there was a category called TV Anchors Aweigh. The contestants left the entire category almost to the end, not a good sign for their knowledge of news talent. Four of the five clues were revealed, and only one was answered correctly. It was the $200 clue to the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Megyn Kelly or Nancy Grace? Jeopardy! Contestants Don't Know Their News Anchors - Posted January 6, 2014
On Jeopardy! tonight, there was a category called TV Anchors Aweigh. The contestants left the entire category almost to the end, not a good sign for their knowledge of news talent. Four of the five clues were revealed, and only one was answered correctly. It was the $200 clue to the... [FishbowlNY]

Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg Team up with NBC for Re/code - Posted January 2, 2014
Following their split with Dow Jones, digital dynamos Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg and their team are partnering with the NBCUniversal News Gr... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 23 & Q4 2013 - Posted December 31, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" caps off 2013 atop the evening news broadcasts, leading "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" by +1,107,000 total viewers ... [TVNewser]

2013 TVNewser Challege: The Results - Posted December 30, 2013
At the beginning of the year, we asked you to predict what would happen in the television news industry in 2013, and thousands of you responded with your thoughts on the year ahead. We'll have a new set of questions in the 2014 TVNewser Challenge tomorrow, but in the meantime, here's... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 16 - Posted December 24, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a 1.3 million viewer lead on No. 2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer," while Sawyer kept a 870,000 viewer lead on N... [TVNewser]

Michelle Shocked Quits Twitter After Nine-Month War with Music Journalist - Posted December 21, 2013
In the shadow of this week's Phil Robertson GQ controversy, another scandal involving a celebrity and homophobic comments has come to a very sudden and suitably bizarre end. This one involves veteran freelance journalist Chris Willman, singer Michelle Shocked and ... [GalleyCat]

Michelle Shocked Quits Twitter After Nine-Month War with Music Journalist - Posted December 21, 2013
In the shadow of this week's Phil Robertson GQ controversy, another scandal involving a celebrity and homophobic comments has come to a very sudden and suitably bizarre end. This one involves veteran freelance journalist Chris Willman, singer Michelle Shocked and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Michelle Shocked Quits Twitter After Nine-Month War with Music Journalist - Posted December 21, 2013
In the shadow of this week's Phil Robertson GQ controversy, another scandal involving a celebrity and homophobic comments has come to a very sudden and suitably bizarre end. This one involves veteran freelance journalist Chris Willman, singer Michelle Shocked and ... [FishbowlNY]

DDB Canada, K-Y: Let's Talk About Lubricant, Baby - Posted December 17, 2013
DDB Canada has a new campaign for K-Y Brand lubricant called "Warm Up To Love Again." As the title suggests, this campaign is targeted at couples having intimacy issues, rather than continually fapping, hormonal teenage boys (another key lubricant demographic). More specifically, the campaign speaks to "women, who want to stay... [AgencySpy]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 9 - Posted December 17, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a one million viewer lead on No. 2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer," while Sawyer kept a 900,000 viewer lead on N... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Bloomberg TV, Maddow, Williams - Posted December 11, 2013
Beginning today, Bloomberg TV is available on Apple TV. The app provides a live feed of the network, as well as on-demand videos, GigaOM reports. A live feed of News Corp.'s Sky News is also available on Apple TV. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is joining the ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Up Early For Mandela Memorial Service - Posted December 10, 2013
[gallery columns="5" ids="206705,206704,206703,206701,206702"] The broadcast and cable networks were up early this morning as international leaders, dignitaries and thousands of South Africans filled FNB Stadium in Johannesburg to honor Nelson Mandela, who died last week at the age of 95. Brian Williams, who as we ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 2 - Posted December 10, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the evenings once again and does so by growing its total viewer and demo audience compared to the same w... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans for Mandela Memorial Service - Posted December 9, 2013
International leaders, including President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, will honor Nelson Mandela... [TVNewser]

FBDC's Winners and Losers of Twitter - Posted December 9, 2013
FishbowlDC's Mediabistro cousin AllTwitter has just announced the Top 20 Biggest Brands on Twitter, based on number of followers. That got us thinking, how would the DC media orgs rank up? Below we've compiled the most recent follower stats for the biggest brands in DC J... [PRNewser]

Networks Schedule Weekend Specials on Nelson Mandela - Posted December 6, 2013
The broadcast and cable networks are scheduling special coverage on the death of Nelson Mandela this weekend. Here's what they have planned so far. NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Nelson Mandela Dies at 95 - Posted December 5, 2013
[gallery columns="4" ids="206188,206189,206191,206190"] Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, has died at the age of 95. His death was announced by Jacob Zuma, the current President of South Africa. NBC News and CBS both produced special reports beginning at 4:45pmET, with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Nelson Mandela Dies at 95 - Posted December 5, 2013
[gallery columns="4" ids="206188,206189,206191,206190"] Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, has died at the age of 95. His death was announced by Jacob Zuma, the current President of South Africa. NBC News and CBS both produced special reports beginning at 4:45pmET, with ... [FishbowlNY]

Nelson Mandela Dies at 95 - Posted December 5, 2013
[gallery columns="4" ids="206188,206189,206191,206190"] Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, has died at the age of 95. His death was announced by Jacob Zuma, the current President of South Africa. NBC News and CBS both produced special reports beginning at 4:45pmET, with ... [TVNewser]

Evening Newscasts See Best November in Years, But Continue to Lose Younger Viewers - Posted December 4, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" and the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" both saw their best November Sweeps in 7 years among total viewers. But bo... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 25 - Posted December 4, 2013
Black Friday is gold for the evening news. Last Friday, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" drew 11.2 million viewers, the largest audience since November 23, 2012, which was Black Friday last year. "Nightly" also once again wins the we... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 18 - Posted November 26, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" has now gone five years -- except for a week back in July -- as the unbeaten evening newscast among younger ... [TVNewser]

JFK Death Cult Takes Over the Airwaves - Posted November 22, 2013
[caption id="attachment_120177" align="alignright" width="300"] This guy died once.[/caption] John F. Kennedy died today -well not today, rather IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO. Nonetheless the news media are expending all their resources to bring you breathless reporting from That Place In Dallas Where Things Happened Once. Interviews abo... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Plan Special Coverage of JFK Moment of Silence - Posted November 22, 2013
The networks are planning special reports this afternoon marking the moment Pres. John F. Kennedy died, 50 years ago today. A moment of silence is planned for 1:30pmET, followed by the singing of "America the Beautiful" by the U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club. The network special reports will begin at... [TVNewser]

JFK Specials a Draw for Networks; CBS Sees Biggest Numbers Since 1996 - Posted November 21, 2013
50 years later, there's still great interest in the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy. The networks and news shows have been producing special reports all week. And viewers are tuning in in big numbers: A special edition of "CBS Sunday Morning with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 11 - Posted November 19, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast last week. Both "Nightly" and No. 2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 4 - Posted November 12, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast last week, putting up its best numbers since the week of April 15. ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd to Interview President Obama - Posted November 7, 2013
NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd will sit down with President Obama for an interview that will focus on the Obamacare rollout. The interview, at the White House this afternoon, will cover "the launch of healthcare.gov... [TVNewser]

NBC News Plans For 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination - Posted November 7, 2013
NBC News is marking the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination with a week-long series of special reports that will culminate in a two-hour primetime documentary. Tom Brokaw, who was a reporter at a local station in Omaha at the time, anchors "Where Were Yo... [TVNewser]

Springsteen's Guitar and Brian Williams' Tie Bring $250,000 to Bob Woodruff Foundation - Posted November 7, 2013
At the Bob Woodruff Foundation's "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit last night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Bruce Springsteen fanatic ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 28 - Posted November 5, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins another week in the evenings with its best total viewer delivery since the week of April 15. "Nightly" has won in total viewers for 263 of the past 264 weeks. Among younger viewers, "ABC's World ... [TVNewser]

Marie Claire's Power Women Lunch Honors a 'New Guard' of Females - Posted October 30, 2013
It was a packed house on the 44th Floor of New York City's Hearst Tower this afternoon for Marie Claire's annual Power Women lunch, honoring 50 members of the "New Guard" -- also known as the "most connected women in America." ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Marie Claire's Power Women Lunch Honors a 'New Guard' of Females - Posted October 30, 2013
It was a packed house on the 44th Floor of New York City's Hearst Tower this afternoon for Marie Claire's annual Power Women lunch, honoring 50 members of the "New Guard" -- also known as the "most connected women in America." ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 21 - Posted October 29, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" is having its best start to the season in 7 years, since the 2006-2007 season. "Nightly," the No.1 evening newscast, is outperforming "ABC World News with ... [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]

White House Says 'NBC is Wrong Again' on Obamacare Reporting - Posted October 24, 2013
NBC Nightly News led with breaking news last night about Obamacare that immediately drew the ire of deputy press secretary Josh Earnest on Twitter. "The White House intends to delay the deadline requiring every American to have health insurance," Brian Williams said in the show open. Reporter ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 14 - Posted October 22, 2013
"ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" saw big growth last week. The No. 2 evening newscast was up +10% in viewers and up +17% in the A25-54 demo compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [FishbowlNY]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 7 - Posted October 15, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins another week in the evenings, and does it with the biggest gains of the three network broadcasts. Compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Do News Correspondents Lose Trust with Viewers When They Turn Up in Primetime? - Posted October 11, 2013
Last night, ABC News LA correspondent Cecilia Vega (above, left) played ... [TVNewser]

President Obama News Conference Amid Government Shutdown, Debt Limit Crises - Posted October 8, 2013
President Obama will make a statement and take questions from the news media at 2pmET, says the White House. The broadcast and cable news and business networks will carry the news conference. This is day 8 of the government shutdown, while another potential crisis, the debt ceiling, is fast approaching. NBC News... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 30 - Posted October 8, 2013
All three evening newscasts saw big growth last week compared to the same week last year. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" saw the most growth among youn... [TVNewser]

Woman Tries to Ram White House Gate, Takes Police on Chase Through Capitol Hill - Posted October 3, 2013
[gallery columns="4" ids="199062,199063,199064,199071" orderby="rand"] The U.S. Capitol building is on lockdown after multiple gunshots were reported in the area at 2:20pmET. MSNBC was the first cable news network to report the news at 2:26:08 p.m. Fox News was seconds later at 2:26:26 p.m., followed by CNN at 2:28:28. All three networks went immediately... [TVNewser]

NBC News Hits All Platforms To Promote CNBC Obama Interview - Posted October 2, 2013
NBC News aired a special report shortly after 4 PM ET. The report was to note that the President was slated to meet with Congressional leaders this afternoon, and to highlight a clip from an interview with the President that was airing that moment on CNBC. "I have bent over backwards to... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC News Hits All Platforms To Promote CNBC Obama Interview - Posted October 2, 2013
NBC News aired a special report shortly after 4 PM ET. The report was to note that the President was slated to meet with Congressional leaders this afternoon, and to highlight a clip from an interview with the President that was airing that moment on CNBC. "I have bent over backwards to... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News Hits All Platforms To Promote CNBC Obama Interview - Posted October 2, 2013
NBC News aired a special report shortly after 4 PM ET. The report was to note that the President was slated to meet with Congressional leaders this afternoon, and to highlight a clip from an interview with the President that was airing that moment on CNBC. "I have bent over backwards to... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 23 - Posted October 1, 2013
Evening news leader "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had its best advantage over ABC "World News with Diane Sawyer" since the week of July 8. The N... [TVNewser]

Government Shutdown Spurs Bizarro News Years Eve-Style Coverage on Cable News - Posted October 1, 2013
[gallery columns="4" ids="198606,198607,198608,198609"] At midnight, the federal government effectively shut down, with only critical personnel continuing to work. Among the broadcast networks, only NBC News offered a special report, anchored by Brian Williams. ABC News covered at 12:37 on "Nightline." On cable news, coverage of the shutdown was like a bizarro New Year's Eve,... [TVNewser]

Canceled NBC Show Wins Journalism Award - Posted September 27, 2013
"Rock Center with Brian Williams," took home the 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Award for outstanding International TV journalism last night. The award, presented by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, went to the "Rock Ce... [TVNewser]

Lester Holt Celebrates 10 Years on 'Today' - Posted September 27, 2013
He didn't get the knickname iron pants for nothing. NBC's Lester Holt who does triple duty as anchor of "Dateline" and the weekend editions of "Today" and "Ni... [TVNewser]

The AM Ticker: Wilson, Graduate Day, RTDNA - Posted September 27, 2013
TV One has named Donna Wilson the EP of its daily news program "News One Now," which is anchored by Roland Martin. Wilson is a former producer for CNN, as well as Dr. Phil and projects for Biography Channel. Tomorrow, PBS stations across the country will host American Graduate Day 2013, designed... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 16 - Posted September 25, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast last week, but No. 2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" is gaining ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: 2012-2013 Season - Posted September 24, 2013
While two of the three evening newscasts grew their total viewer audience over the last year, all three broadcasts continued to see erosion in the A25-54 news demo. For the 17th straight year, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams"... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: 2012-2013 Season - Posted September 24, 2013
While two of the three evening newscasts grew their total viewer audience over the last year, all three broadcasts continued to see erosion in the A25-54 news demo. For the 17th straight year, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast in the just-finished 2012-13 season. The broadcast was... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Evening News Ratings: 2012-2013 Season - Posted September 24, 2013
While two of the three evening newscasts grew their total viewer audience over the last year, all three broadcasts continued to see erosion in the A25-54 news demo. For the 17th straight year, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast in the just-finished 2012-13 season. The broadcast was... [FishbowlNY]

'The Cycle' 'Geography Refresher' Gets The Geography Wrong - Posted September 23, 2013
Another month, another geography-related error. This time, the culprit was Tour of MSNBC's "The Cycle. Unlike his colleagues at "Martin Bashir" last mont... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry Scoops Christiane Amanpour in Interview with Iranian President - Posted September 18, 2013
NBC's anchor-at-large Ann Curry is in Tehran at this hour, where she got the first U.S. interview with newly-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. CNN has already been promoting an interview ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 9 - Posted September 17, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast last week. But compared to the same week last year, ... [TVNewser]

Rampage at DC Navy Yard - Posted September 16, 2013
Police say three shooters are behind a rampage at the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington DC. One of the shooters is "down," according to police, but two remain at large. Shots rang out around 8:20am. The Washington Post ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rampage at DC Navy Yard - Posted September 16, 2013
Police say three shooters are behind a rampage at the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington DC. One of the shooters is "down," according to police, but two remain at large. Shots rang out around 8:20am. The Washington Post ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 2 - Posted September 10, 2013
In Brian Williams' return to "Nightly News" following knee replacement surgery, the NBC program holds its No. 1 spot, while ABC's "World News with Diane Sawye... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans for President Obama's Speech - Posted September 10, 2013
The broadcast and cable news networks have planned special reports ahead of President Obama's primetime address tonight. Here's what they have planned for the speech, which is scheduled for 9pmET. NBC News: Brian... [TVNewser]

Cronkite, Williams: 'On Assignment' vs. 'Leave of Absence' - Posted September 9, 2013
Brian Williams will be the only big 5 network anchor not interviewing Pres. Obama today. As we mentioned earlier, he's... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Continues Syria Push with Network Interviews - Posted September 9, 2013
The New York-based network news anchors heading to Washington, DC this morning to interview Pres. Obama. The interviews are back-to-back beginning at 3:55pmET. Each network gets 7 minutes. And the interviews are embargoed for air until 6pmET. Drawing from a hat, the order had been determined as this: NBC, CNN, CBS,... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Gives Interviews Ahead of Address to the Nation on Syria - Posted September 7, 2013
President Obama is sitting down with anchors from six networks Monday as he pushes his case for strikes on Syria. ABC's Diane Sawyer, CBS's Scott Pelley, NBC's Brian Williams, PBS's ... [TVNewser]

'Newsroom' Gets a Season Three - Posted September 4, 2013
Real newsman Brian Williams has returned to the anchor chair, so has fake newsman Jon Stewart. And now, we've learned real fake newsman Will McAvoy will be returning to the real fake "News Night." Jeff Daniels... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Returns To 'NBC Nightly News' - Posted September 4, 2013
After taking a month off for knee replacement surgery, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams returned to his program last night. Williams thanked his viewers for their support. "During my four weeks of rehab, I heard from a lot of you, a lot of my fellow knee recipients and it cheered me on... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Returning to 'NBC Nightly News' Tuesday, September 3 - Posted August 30, 2013
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will return to his nightly newscast on Tuesday, September 3. Lester Holt, who had been filling in for Williams since he underwent knee replacement surgery earlier this month, a... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 12 - Posted August 20, 2013
With Brian Williams off recovering from knee replacement surgery, "NBC Nightly News" with Lester Holt filling in remained the top evening newscast... [TVNewser]

Jenna Wolfe Gets 'Today' Family Baby Sendoff - Posted August 18, 2013
Weekend "Today" show's Jenna Wolfe is now on maternity leave, awaiting the birth of her first child. Wolfe and her partner NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk announced they were expecting in March. On this morning's show... [AllTwitter]

Jenna Wolfe Gets 'Today' Family Baby Sendoff - Posted August 18, 2013
Weekend "Today" show's Jenna Wolfe is now on maternity leave, awaiting the birth of her first child. Wolfe and her partner NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk announced they were expecting in March. On this morning's show... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 5 - Posted August 13, 2013
"NBC Nightly News" remained the top network evening newscast for the week of August 5 in both total viewers and the adults 25-54 demo, though "ABC World News" remains close in the demo. Two weeks ago ABC was able to top NBC in the demo. Compared to ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd: NBC Hillary Clinton Film Is A 'Total Nightmare For NBC News' - Posted August 8, 2013
NBC News White House correspondent and MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd says NBC Entertainment's planned miniseries about Hillary Clinton is a "total nightmare for NBC News." "We know there's this giant firewall. We know we have nothing to do with it," Todd said. "We're going to only own the negative. Whether it's negative... [TVNewser]

'Late Night' and 'Today' Congratulate Brian Williams On Successful Surgery With a Rap - Posted August 7, 2013
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams underwent a successful knee-replacement surgery yesterday. As we noted last week he will be taking a leave of absence from the program to recover. "Nightly" updated read... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 29 - Posted August 6, 2013
As NBC's Brian Williams goes under the knife today to replace his right knee, his evening newscast is back on top i... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Taking Leave Of Absence For Knee Replacement Surgery - Posted August 1, 2013
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will undergo replacement surgery on his right knee next week and will be off the program for at least a few weeks. His knee problems date back to a high school football injury. Williams dedicated a segment on "Nightly" tonight to the procedure, bringing on Dr.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams Taking Leave Of Absence For Knee Replacement Surgery - Posted August 1, 2013
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will undergo replacement surgery on his right knee next week and will be off the program for at least a few weeks. His knee problems date back to a high school football injury. Williams dedicated a segment on "Nightly" tonight to the procedure, bringing on Dr.... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams Taking Leave Of Absence For Knee Replacement Surgery - Posted August 1, 2013
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will undergo replacement surgery on his right knee next week and will be off the program for at least a few weeks. His knee problems date back to a high school football injury. Williams dedicated a segment on "Nightly" tonight to the procedure, bringing on Dr.... [TVNewser]

'Who is the Face of MSNBC Should Terrorism Cripple a Major American City?' - Posted August 1, 2013
Variety's Brian Steinberg -- many years after the fact -- wonders if there's too much opinion and not enough news on MSNBC. Network president Phil Griffin says the ratings woes of la... [TVNewser]

Bored by Bill | Feline Feelings | Funky Williams - Posted July 30, 2013
PRNewser: Bill Belichick is great at media relations. When he's not cheating by videotaping other teams practices. SocialTimes: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bored by Bill | Feline Feelings | Funky Williams - Posted July 30, 2013
PRNewser: Bill Belichick is great at media relations. When he's not cheating by videotaping other teams practices. SocialTimes: ... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams 'Raps' Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch's 'Good Vibrations' - Posted July 30, 2013
The crew at "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" once again spliced some "NBC Nightly News" clips together and turned anchor Brian Williams into a rap sensation. In honor of guest Mark Wahlberg, Williams "rapped" to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's classic "Good Vibrations." WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 22 - Posted July 30, 2013
ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" has won its first week in the A25-54 demo in more than four years, unseating "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" w... [TVNewser]

Royal Baby Arrives: Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to Baby Boy - Posted July 22, 2013
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Royal Baby Arrives: Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to Baby Boy - Posted July 22, 2013
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President Obama Comments on Zimmerman Verdict in Surprise Briefing Room Appearance - Posted July 19, 2013
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Evening News Ratings: Week of July 8 - Posted July 16, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" won its 200th consecutive week last week among total viewers. The broadcast had its best deliveries and advantages over ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Diana Alvear, Thanh Truong Out at NBC News - Posted July 15, 2013
NBC News correspondents Diana Alvear and Thanh Truong have left the network after their contracts were not renewed, TVNewser has learned. Alvear ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 1 - Posted July 10, 2013
During the holiday-shortened week, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" claims another win. "Nightly" was the only evening newscast to show growth -- adding +35,000 viewers compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Offers 'Mea Culpa' On New Hampshire Map Error - Posted July 10, 2013
Yesterday, we noted how "NBC Nightly News" cruelly left the great state of New Hampshire off of a map that was featured during a report. Well, last night Brian Williams offered a "mea culpa" and set the record straight. "New Hampshire was lost by our graphics department, it ... [TVNewser]

Harry Smith Heading to CNBC? - Posted July 9, 2013
A TVNewser tipster tells us Harry Smith is in talks to join CNBC. Smith joined NBC News two years ago as a correspondent for "Rock Center." That show... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Plane Crash Coverage | Snowden Offered Asylum | Williams' Lunch With CAA - Posted July 8, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Plane Crash Coverage | Snowden Offered Asylum | Williams' Lunch With CAA - Posted July 8, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 24 & Q2 2013 - Posted July 2, 2013
Here's the challenge for the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley:" the broadcast just had its best second quarter among total viewers since 2007. But was actually down -3% among younger viewers, year-over-year. The Pelley broadcast,... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 17 - Posted June 25, 2013
As Summer heats up, viewers are cooling to the evening newscasts. Last week, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" led the way again, but that broadcast, as well as the "CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

Whither The Primetime Newsmagazine? - Posted June 21, 2013
With NBC's "Rock Center" ending tonight, the NY Times' Brian Stelter asks whether it is even poss... [TVNewser]

Here's The Rundown For The Final Edition Of NBC's 'Rock Center' - Posted June 20, 2013
Friday evening is the final episode of NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams," the primetime newsmagzine that... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 3 - Posted June 11, 2013
ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" remains in second place in the evening news ratings, but was the only broadcast to show growth in both total viewers (+4%) and the younger demo (+.5%) compared to the ... [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]

Brian Williams: Gangsta Rapper - Posted June 6, 2013
Forget slow jamming the news, it might be time for Brian Williams to start rapping the news. On "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," the comedian's team spliced some of Williams' newscasts to create a pitch perfect cover of Snoop Dogg's "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang." WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Scott Pelley: NBC Nightly News 'Has Only One Problem,' CBS Evening News 'is Better' - Posted June 6, 2013
"When it comes to covering the news, and not wasting the audience's time," says Scott Pelley about the nightly network newscasts, "I think there's one place you can come to...the CBS Evening News. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 27 - Posted June 4, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast for the final week of May. But only "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Don Oliver Has Died - Posted May 30, 2013
Longtime NBC News correspondent Don Oliver has died. Oliver, who spent 25 years at NBC News, got his first job in TV at KXLJ in his native Montanta. He got a scholarship from NBC News to attend Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism before joining NBC's Cleveland bureau in 1966. He retired... [TVNewser]

The PM Ticker: McCain, Boston, WWYD? - Posted May 29, 2013
CNN's Anderson Cooper has secured he first interview with John McCain since he sneaked into Syria to meet with rebel leaders there. The interview will air this evening on "AC360." NBC's Brian Williams will have the first group interview with six people who had limbs amputated ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 20 and May Sweeps - Posted May 29, 2013
For the week of May 20, 2013, all three evening newscast grew their viewership compared to the same week last year. Last week, the networks spent considerable time covering a deadly tornado and its aftermath in... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Spurlock, Bondy, Williams - Posted May 28, 2013
Morgan Spurlock's CNN show has a name and a launch date. "Inside Man" debuts Sunday, June 23 at 10pmET. The 8-episode run explores topics ranging from migrant farm workers, the elder care industry, and drought. Former NBC News and CNN executive producer Kim Bondy is j... [TVNewser]

Vanity Fair's 'Best Dressed Newsmen' - Posted May 27, 2013
Vanity fair presents a list of the top 10 "best dressed newsmen." What was the magazine looking for in style? "His wardrobe should be dynamic enough to hold our attention but not so outr as to distract from the evening broadc... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Smiley, Kroft, Curry - Posted May 23, 2013
PBS host Tavis Smiley celebrates his 2,000th show tomorrow. Smiley's diverse guest list, from musicians to presidents, authors, actors, and activists, will be highlighted in a clip reel... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Evening Ticker: Smiley, Kroft, Curry - Posted May 23, 2013
PBS host Tavis Smiley celebrates his 2,000th show tomorrow. Smiley's diverse guest list, from musicians to presidents, authors, actors, and activists, will be highlighted in a clip reel... [FishbowlNY]

Bob Schieffer Honored with 2013 Walter Cronkite Award - Posted May 23, 2013
Bob Schieffer, a 44-year CBS News veteran and current moderator of "Face the Nation," will be the 2013 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. "Walter Cronkite is wh... [TVNewser]

Soledad O'Brien to Executive Produce and Moderate the National Geographic Bee - Posted May 21, 2013
Soledad O'Brien has been tapped as the new moderator of the National Geographic Bee, TVNewser has learned. An announcement is expected Wednesday morning. O'Brien will take over moderating duties from ... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Plan Extended Evening Newscasts, Special Coverage Of Tornado Aftermath - Posted May 21, 2013
The broadcast networks are planning to give their news organizations extra space tonight to update viewers on the aftermath of the devastating tornado that ripped through a suburb of Oklahoma City. In addition to expanded evening newscasts, NBC and ABC will have dedicated programming to coverage of the devastation... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 13 - Posted May 21, 2013
The "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" was the only evening newscast to grow compared to the same week last year. The 3rd ranked show was up +... [TVNewser]

President Obama To Speak at 10 AM, As More Correspondents Descend On Oklahoma - Posted May 21, 2013
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Evening News Ratings: Week of May 6 - Posted May 14, 2013
While still trailing in the evening news race, the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" continues to show the most growth in viewership: up +12% compared to the same ... [TVNewser]

'Rock Center' Has Been Canceled - Posted May 10, 2013
Breaking: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" will finish its current run on June 21, then shut down production. "While we're disappointed with the news, we are very proud of the hard work that the 'Rock Cen... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Rock Center' Has Been Canceled - Posted May 10, 2013
Breaking: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" will finish its current run on June 21, then shut down production. "While we're disappointed with the news, we are very proud of the hard work that the 'Rock Cen... [FishbowlNY]

'Rock Center' Has Been Canceled - Posted May 10, 2013
Breaking: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" will finish its current run on June 21, then shut down production. "While we're disappointed with the news, we are very proud of the hard work that the 'Rock Cen... [TVNewser]

Boring Guy Tom Hanks Tops '100 Most Trusted People in America' List - Posted May 7, 2013
Reader's Digest just published a piece titled the "100 Most Trusted People in America" and Tom Hanks took the top spot. This is not sur... [FishbowlLA]

Chris Christie Talking Lap-Band Surgery On 'NBC Nightly News' - Posted May 7, 2013
[caption id="attachment_178252" align="alignleft" width="254"] Photo: NBC News[/caption] New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will grant his first TV interview since revealing he had lap-band surgery to NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts Tops TV News Personalities on 'Most Trusted' List - Posted May 7, 2013
Several television news journalists have landed on Reader's Digest list of "The 100 Most Trusted People in America." At #12, "Good Morning America" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 29 - Posted May 7, 2013
For the week of April 29, all three evening newscasts grew in total viewers but shed younger viewers compared to the same week last year. "NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 22 - Posted April 30, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was on top as usual for the week of April 22, beating "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" by +605,000 Total Viewers ... [TVNewser]

Wednesday Odds and Ends - Posted April 24, 2013
-Big Fuel, which is now aligned with Starcom MediaVest Group, has appointed GlobalHue/Initiative alum Rob FitzGerald (that's how it's really spelled) as managing director, head of network services. -Sheeit, we slept on this yesterday when we probably shouldn't have, but it's su... [MediaJobsDaily]

Wednesday Odds and Ends - Posted April 24, 2013
-Big Fuel, which is now aligned with Starcom MediaVest Group, has appointed GlobalHue/Initiative alum Rob FitzGerald (that's how it's really spelled) as managing director, head of network services. -Sheeit, we slept on this yesterday when we probably shouldn't have, but it's su... [AgencySpy]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 15 - Posted April 23, 2013
The three evening newscasts added 3.5 million viewers compared to a typical week last week as interest intensified following Monday's attacks at the Boston Marathon. "NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

More Shots Fired as Police Surround Suspect in Watertown [UPDATE: Suspect in Custody] - Posted April 19, 2013
Police have cornered a man believed to be the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown. Shots were heard in the area by several correspondents, including CNN's Drew Griffin and ABC's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

More Shots Fired as Police Surround Suspect in Watertown [UPDATE: Suspect in Custody] - Posted April 19, 2013
Police have cornered a man believed to be the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown. Shots were heard in the area by several correspondents, including CNN's Drew Griffin and ABC's ... [FishbowlNY]

More Shots Fired as Police Surround Suspect in Watertown [UPDATE: Suspect in Custody] - Posted April 19, 2013
Police have cornered a man believed to be the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown. Shots were heard in the area by several correspondents, including CNN's Drew Griffin and ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Networks Extend Coverage, Plan Specials for Boston Manhunt - Posted April 19, 2013
The broadcast networks have expanded their coverage into the late-morning as the manhunt for 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev intensifies. The networks are preparing for extended coverage throughout the d... [TVNewser]

Chaos Overnight as One Boston Blast Suspect is Dead, His Brother on the Loose - Posted April 19, 2013
A holdup at a Cambridge 7-11 store around 10pm Thursday set off an all night pursuit for the suspects in the Boston Marathon blasts. By sunrise, an MIT police officer was dead, an MBTA officer was wounded, on... [TVNewser]

The Hits and Misses of the Gun Debate on Cable News - Posted April 18, 2013
Not only is Fox News getting knocked (though CNN is ... [TVNewser]

An Arrest in Boston Blasts? Depends Which Network You're Watching - Posted April 17, 2013
Around 1:30 this afternoon, CNN's John King went on the air reporting from one of his sources that a suspect in the Boston blasts has been identified. Fox News's Catheri... [TVNewser]

CNN Focuses on Gap between News and Life - Posted April 16, 2013
There was a day when a 24-hours news network sounded like a brilliant idea. We live in a complex world full of complicated events that highlight the worst and best of humanity. From violent wars and corrupt politicians to heroic deeds and acts of selflessness, how could a network not fill its... [PRNewser]

Boston Bombings: Tuesday Coverage Notes - Posted April 16, 2013
Brian Williams will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from Boston tonight. "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 8 - Posted April 16, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" won the week of April 8, and was the only show to grow in both Total Viewers and younger viewers compared to the ... [TVNewser]

On a Visit to Boston, KNBC Anchor Alycia Lane Reports From Bombing Scene - Posted April 16, 2013
KNBC morning anchor Alycia Lane was interviewed by Brian Williams on NBC's primetime special report Monday night. Lane was in Boston to watch a friend run the marathon and was eating lunch less than a block away from the finish line when the bombs exploded. "We could ... [TVSpy]

Expanded Evening Newscasts After Deadly Explosions Rock Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
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Explosions at Finish Line of the Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
... [TVNewser]

NBC News Putting Spotlight On Immigration With Editorial Initiative - Posted April 11, 2013
The NBCUniversal News group is planning an editorial initiative over the next couple of days to put a spotlight on immigration reform in America. The coverage will culminate Friday evening on "Rock Center," with Brian Williams i... [TVNewser]

TV News Dominates THR '35 Most Powerful' - Posted April 10, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter released its 2013 "35 Most Powerful People In Media" list, and TV news dominates the winners. The list... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 1 - Posted April 9, 2013
All three evening newscasts are have grown in total viewers compared to the same week last year: "NBC Nightly News with Brian Wil... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 25 and Q1 2013 - Posted April 2, 2013
All three evening newscasts grew their total viewer audiences last week compared to the same week last year. "NBC Nightly News" with Brian Willia... [TVNewser]

Good Beer | A Heroic Book | Know Nothing - Posted March 27, 2013
PRNewser: Bud Light supports gay marriage, which is just too bad, because no one supports Bud Light. GalleyCat: Malala Yousafzai... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Good Beer | A Heroic Book | Know Nothing - Posted March 27, 2013
PRNewser: Bud Light supports gay marriage, which is just too bad, because no one supports Bud Light. GalleyCat: Malala Yousafzai... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams Doesn't Blink When asked about 'Today,' 'Tonight' Changes - Posted March 27, 2013
NBC Newsman Brian Williams went on "Late Show with David Letterman" last night and, right out of the gate, Letterman asked him the news about the news at NB... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 18 - Posted March 26, 2013
ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" saw double digit viewer growth last week when compared to the same week last year. "World ... [TVNewser]

Why is Ari Emanuel Furious Over Innocuous 'Rock Center' Segment? - Posted March 25, 2013
Hollywood mega-agent Ari Emanuel and his brothers Rahm Emanuel (the Mayor of Chicago) and Zeke Emanuel (a doctor and bioethicist) were interviewed on "Rock Center." The segment itself was pretty innocuous, and the three brothers come out of it looki... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel: NBC 'Not Helpful' By Shuffling 'Rock Center' Around - Posted March 22, 2013
Former ABC News anchor and current NBC "Rock Center" contributor Ted Koppel talks to the AP about a report ... [TVNewser]

Obama Teases 'Incorrigible' Chuck Todd For Asking Multiple Questions at Joint Presser - Posted March 20, 2013
Shortly after 2:30pmET, President Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the podium for a joint press conference from Jerusalem. Fox News, CNN and MSNBC took the press conference live. NBC News was the only broadcast network to offer a s... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams And Dan Patrick Also Approached About 'Jeopardy!' Gig - Posted March 15, 2013
Deadline's Nellie Andreeva reports that Sony Pictures Television not only reached out to NBC's Matt Lauer... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams And Dan Patrick Also Approached About 'Jeopardy!' Gig - Posted March 15, 2013
Deadline's Nellie Andreeva reports that Sony Pictures Television not only reached out to NBC's Matt Lauer... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News Group Makes Ad Sales Pitch At Upfront - Posted March 14, 2013
The NBC News Group, including NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, held an upfront presentation today at the New York Public library in midtown Manhattan. The Celeste Bartos Forum in the Library was lit up in shades of purple and blue, as media buyers and advertisers mingled with NBC News executives and... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 4 - Posted March 12, 2013
While the broadcast remains a distant third place, the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" continues to show the most growth of the three evening newscasts. Compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 25 & Sweeps - Posted March 5, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was on top for the week of February 25, besting "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" by +550,000 Total Viewe... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: 'NewsHour' Weekend?, Williams, Olbermann - Posted March 5, 2013
Could the "PBS NewsHour" be coming to the weekend? The New York Times reports that it is being strongly considered. If it moves forward, potential anchors include former CBS News correspondent Jeff Greenfield or "NewsHour correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on Newtown, Comcast and Being the Bearer of Bad News - Posted February 28, 2013
The tables were turned on Brian Williams at the 92nd Street Y last night as the NBC "Nightly News" anchor was interviewed by Jonathan Tisch, the chairman of Loews Hotels. Williams reflec... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: Doing Comedy 'Shows That I Have a Personality and a Pulse' - Posted February 28, 2013
Brian Williams took his trademark blend of levity and gravitas to New York's 92Y last night. There, exactly an hour after his Nightly News broadcast ended, he provid... [PRNewser]

Fake YouTube Video Fools TV News - Posted February 27, 2013
On the surface, it looked to good to be true. Video of a goat, struggling to stay afloat in a small pond, when suddenly a piglet swims up, pushing him to shore where both climb out unscathed. Alas, it was too good to be true. The video was a hoax, put together... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 18 - Posted February 26, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was #1 again in the evenings last week. The NBC broadcast had a 977,000 total viewer lead on #2 "ABC World News with Di... [TVNewser]

'NBC Nightly News' Turns 65 - Posted February 19, 2013
65 years ago Sunday, the program that would become "NBC Nightly News" was born. In honor of the anniversary Brian Williams looked back at the past three score and five years, from Chet Huntley and David Brinkley to Tom Brokaw and today. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Whither 'Rock Center'? - Posted February 14, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie examines the troubles facing the NBC broadcast network. The bulk of the story focused on the entertainment ratings falling without a bona fide hit on its s... [TVNewser]

Longtime NBC News Foreign Correspondent Tom Aspell Dies - Posted February 13, 2013
Tom Aspell, a veteran foreign correspondent for NBC News, died Monday from lung cancer. He was 62. Aspell began his career in television as a scriptwriter and cameraman in 1970 and joined NBC News in 1985 as a Cyprus-based producer. "From Southeast Asia to the Middle East... to the Balkans ... to Afghanistan,... [TVNewser]

Dorner Cornered, California Manhunt Pushes Up Against State of the Union Coverage - Posted February 12, 2013
In the hour leading up to the State of the Union, the cable news networks would ordinarily be in continuing coverage of the President's annual address. Instead, they have been in breaking news mode as choppers hover over a remote cabin in a California forest. Inside that cabin, is believed to... [TVNewser]

Dorner Cornered, California Manhunt Pushes Up Against State of the Union Coverage - Posted February 12, 2013
In the hour leading up to the State of the Union, the cable news networks would ordinarily be in continuing coverage of the President's annual address. Instead, they have been in breaking news mode as choppers hover over a remote cabin in a California forest. Inside that cabin, is believed to... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dorner Cornered, California Manhunt Pushes Up Against State of the Union Coverage - Posted February 12, 2013
In the hour leading up to the State of the Union, the cable news networks would ordinarily be in continuing coverage of the President's annual address. Instead, they have been in breaking news mode as choppers hover over a remote cabin in a California forest. Inside that cabin, is believed to... [FishbowlNY]

Cable Networks Turn Attention to Christopher Dorner Shootout in Los Angeles - Posted February 12, 2013
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Evening News Ratings: Week of February 4 - Posted February 12, 2013
"CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" may still trail its evening news competitors, but the show had its best week in four years last week, sin... [TVNewser]

The NBC Ticker: Guns, Dateline, Science - Posted February 11, 2013
NBC News is launching a company-wide initiative examining gun violence, gun legislation and gun ownership. All NBC News programs, as well as MSNBC, CNBC and NBC news Digital, will provide programming for the initiative, which is being called "Flashpoint: Guns in America." "Dateline" had a very strong Friday night. Leading in to... [TVNewser]

Viewers Split on 'Rock Center,' '20/20' on Friday - Posted February 9, 2013
On its first Friday night, NBC's "Rock Center" topped its newsmagazine competition, "20/20" in Total Viewers, while ABC edged the Brian Williams broadcast in the news demo of A25-54. The shows tied in the A18-49 demo with a 1.3 rating/4 share. "Rock Center" drew 5.51 million viewers while "20/20" drew 5.19 million.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Viewers Split on 'Rock Center,' '20/20' on Friday - Posted February 9, 2013
On its first Friday night, NBC's "Rock Center" topped its newsmagazine competition, "20/20" in Total Viewers, while ABC edged the Brian Williams broadcast in the news demo of A25-54. The shows tied in the A18-49 demo with a 1.3 rating/4 share. "Rock Center" drew 5.51 million viewers while "20/20" drew 5.19 million.... [FishbowlNY]

Viewers Split on 'Rock Center,' '20/20' on Friday - Posted February 9, 2013
On its first Friday night, NBC's "Rock Center" topped its newsmagazine competition, "20/20" in Total Viewers, while ABC edged the Brian Williams broadcast in the news demo of A25-54. The shows tied in the A18-49 demo with a 1.3 rating/4 share. "Rock Center" drew 5.51 million viewers while "20/20" drew 5.19 million.... [TVNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview With WTOP's 'Brickin Brackin Sassafrassin' JJ Green - Posted February 8, 2013
Say hello to WTOP's National Security Correspondent JJ Green, who has worked ... [FishbowlDC]

State of the Union Coverage: NBC News - Posted February 8, 2013
NBC's coverage of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address will begin at 8:45 PM Tuesday with an online web show at NBCNews.com, with network coverage kicking in at 9 Pm ET. "NBC Nightly News" and "Rock Center" anchor Brian Williams ... [TVNewser]

L.A. Cop Murder Suspect Cites A Slew Of TV News Hosts In Manifesto - Posted February 7, 2013
CNN says that it received a package from Christopher Jordan Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer turned murder suspect. The package was addressed to Anderson Cooper. "Inside was a note, DVD... [TVNewser]

L.A. Cop Murder Suspect Cites A Slew Of TV News Hosts In Manifesto - Posted February 7, 2013
CNN says that it received a package from Christopher Jordan Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer turned murder suspect. The package was addressed to Anderson Cooper. "Inside was a note, DVD... [morningmedianewsfeed]

L.A. Cop Murder Suspect Cites A Slew Of TV News Hosts In Manifesto - Posted February 7, 2013
CNN says that it received a package from Christopher Jordan Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer turned murder suspect. The package was addressed to Anderson Cooper. "Inside was a note, DVD... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams' Daughter Allison on Watching 'Girls' Sex Scenes With Her Dad - Posted February 7, 2013
On his daytime talk show today, Anderson Cooper asks "Girls" actress Allison Williams what it's like to watch the show's sex scenes with her dad, NBC's Brian Williams (an experience the "Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 28 - Posted February 5, 2013
All three evening newscasts grew their total viewership compared to the same week last year. "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" showe... [TVNewser]

The TVNewser Twitter Index: The Most-Followed Network Shows - Posted February 2, 2013
Introducing the TVNewser Twitter index, where we take a look at how TV news programs are ranking on that other real-time medium, Twitter. This week: the most-followed broadcast network morning shows and evening news programs. Next week we look at the primetime cable news landscape and in future weeks we will... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Joe & Mika, Natalie, Curry - Posted January 31, 2013
"Morning Joe's" Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will host Relief for Rockaway benefit tonight. Proceeds will go to the Graybeards, a nonprofit recently featured on NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Ben & Jerry's 30 Rock Ice Cream to Guest Star in Finale - Posted January 30, 2013
The public loves to tune in to the end of anything. We're still mad about the last episode of The Sopranos, saddened by the rumored death of Twinkies and, deep down, a little disappointed that the whole "2012 apocalypse" thing never came to pass. Tomor... [PRNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 21 - Posted January 29, 2013
A major news event that comes along once every four years -- the presidential inauguration -- didn't move the needle much among the evening newscasts. All three shows were flat or down compared to the same week last year... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 14 - Posted January 23, 2013
"ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" was the only evening newscast to grow its younger viewer average compared to the same week last year... [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, ... [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]

Beyonce, Jay-Z and the GOP - Posted January 21, 2013
Beyonce's stirring rendition of the National Anthem may go down as the highlight of the Inauguration, but the mere presence of Beyonce and Jay-Z is not going unnoticed by TV news anchors. "As the strange bed fellows that inaugurations are made, we just had the number three republican in the ... [TVNewser]

For Inaugural Ceremony, DC Stations Turn to National Coverage - Posted January 21, 2013
Following their respective morning newscasts, local stations in Washington, DC have traded local coverage for national coverage of President Obama's ceremonial swearing-in ceremony. Around 11amET Monday, all four DC stations -- NBC O&O WRC, ABC affil... [TVSpy]

The Bush Who is in Washington for the Inauguration - Posted January 21, 2013
The two Presidents Bush will not be attending today's second Inauguration of Pres. Obama. But former first daughter and granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager is there. The NBC News contributor was on set with ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Brian & Oprah, 60 & AFC, Soledad & Sonia - Posted January 18, 2013
"Rock Center with Brian Williams" drew 4.4 million viewers last night, topping Oprah Winfrey's Lance Armstrong interview. "Rock Center" also had its best A18-49 and A25-54... [TVNewser]

Paul Haggis Crashes Church of Scientology's New Year - Posted January 17, 2013
In the media this week, there's something going on in reaction to the release of Lawrence Wright's book about Scientology that also occurred last year when ... [FishbowlLA]

Inauguration 2013: NBC Coverage Plans - Posted January 16, 2013
NBC News will be providing extensive coverage of President Obama's inauguration, both during the official swearing-in on Sunday, and at the ceremonial event on Monday. On Sunday ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama: New Gun Law Opponents 'Want to Gin Up Fear or Higher Ratings or Revenue' - Posted January 16, 2013
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The Most Covered Stories And Most Utilized Correspondents Of 2012 - Posted January 16, 2013
The Tyndall Report has released its analysis of the network evening newscasts in 2012. As usual, it provides insight into the differences between the newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as who the "most valuable players" are, so to speak. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 7 - Posted January 15, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins another week -- its 174th week straight in total viewers, 216th in A25-54 viewers -- showing growth compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters To Carry President Obama's Final First-Term Presser - Posted January 14, 2013
At approximately 11:15 AM ET, President Obama will hold a press conference at the White House, his last presser of his first term, before being inaugurated for his second term next week. The "big three" broadcasters will all be breaking into regular programming to cover the presser. ... [TVNewser]

Synergy! NBC's '1600 Penn' Locks Up NBC News Cameos - Posted January 7, 2013
NBC recently launched a comedy series about a dysfunctional family in the White House, "1600 Penn." Given the political undercurrent of the program, it is no surprise that news reports can occasionally play a role in the show's plot. According to "1600 Penn"'s creator, speaking at the Television Critics Association Winter pres... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 24 - Posted January 3, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" caps off 2012 with another ratings win: its 172th consecutive total viewer win and 214th win among younger viewers. "Nightly" drew +10% more viewers than "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 17 - Posted December 27, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" and "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" both improved their audiences compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Doesn't Like 'Rock Center with Brian Williams' - Posted December 26, 2012
Count Brian Williams among the many people who don't like Rock Center with Brian Williams. According to the New York Post, Williams is going to ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams Doesn't Like 'Rock Center with Brian Williams' - Posted December 26, 2012
Count Brian Williams among the many people who don't like Rock Center with Brian Williams. According to the New York Post, Williams is going to ... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Champion, Shapiro, Williams - Posted December 26, 2012
Following their wedding last week in New York City, ABC's Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb are now having a second ... [TVNewser]

'Rock Center' To Talk To Richard Engel, As 'Meet The Press Talks To The NRA - Posted December 20, 2012
NBC News has announced a pair of notable interviews, with "Rock Center" to feature a discussion with Richard Engel and his crew, and "Meet the Press" securing the first interview with NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre si... [TVNewser]

NBC News Reduces Presence In Newtown 'Out Of Respect For The Families' - Posted December 20, 2012
On "NBC Nightly News" yesterday evening, anchor Brian Williams began a segment in the tragedy in Newtown by noting that NBC may be covering it a bit less than some other news outlets, at least in terms of field reports. "Out of respect for the families we have reduced our presence there,... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 10 - Posted December 18, 2012
A busy news week that was capped by Friday's tragedy in Newtown, CT sent viewers to the evening newscasts last week boosting the averages of all three programs. A combined average of 24.9 million viewers -- the most in three weeks -- tuned into the three broadcast network newscasts last week. "NBC... [TVNewser]

Connecticut School Shooting: Coverage Plans For This Evening - Posted December 14, 2012
[caption id="attachment_158807" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: Shannon Hicks, The Newtown Bee[/caption] With the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, the broadcast networks and cable news channels are changing up their plans tonight. All three of the evening news anchors, ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 3 - Posted December 11, 2012
"ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" was the only evening newscast to show improvement compared same week last year. The broadcast was... [TVNewser]

'NBC Nightly News' Is Out of This World - Posted December 9, 2012
As NBC News publicist Erika Masonhall noted on Twitter, it isn't counted in the ratings, but "NBC Nightly News" is broadcast out of ... [TVNewser]

Apple To Manufacture Macs In The U.S. - Posted December 6, 2012
Apple is reportedly planning to manufacture its Mac computer in the United States. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the news in an interview with Brian Williams... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Here's What Will Make The Apple TV Different - Posted December 6, 2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook is interviewed by NBC News anchor Brian Williams tonight, and ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

You're Better Than This, Businessweek - Posted December 6, 2012
If you've been reading FishbowlNY for the past year or so, you know just how much we love Businessweek. We consider it one of the best magazines published. From the content to the covers, we've pretty much given a bear hug to Businessweek and we ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

You're Better Than This, Businessweek - Posted December 6, 2012
If you've been reading FishbowlNY for the past year or so, you know just how much we love Businessweek. We consider it one of the best magazines published. From the content to the covers, we've pretty much given a bear hug to Businessweek and we ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 26 - Posted December 4, 2012
A combined average of 24.688 million people watched the three evening newscasts last week -- up almost 200,000 viewers from the same week last year, with most of the gains going to #3 "CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

Sherman Oaks TV Series Creator Minting Brave New Distribution Model - Posted December 3, 2012
There are number of remarkable things to note about Jon Hotchkiss' science-experiment TV series This vs. That: he turned down deals with a couple of U.S. networks in favor of funding the program himself; he edits on a pair of Avids in his Sherman Oaks garage; and his triumvirate of male... [FishbowlLA]

Spotted at the Grand Central Apple Store: Tim Cook and Brian Williams - Posted November 30, 2012
A TVNewser fan was at the Apple store at Grand Central Terminal in New York this afternoon and snapped -- with his iPhone 5 -- Apple CEO Tim Cook in an interview with NBC's Brian Williams. 'Tis the season. No word on when or where the interview airs. We're pretty sure... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 19 & November Sweeps - Posted November 28, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a big win in the ratings last week, averaging more than 10 million viewers for the Thanksgiving-shortened week. ABC's and CBS's weekly averages are based on two days (Mon-Tue), while N... [TVNewser]

Producer Changes at 'CBS This Morning' - Posted November 26, 2012
"CBS This Morning" EP Chris Licht has made some top producer changes at the 11-month old morning show. Brian Applegate has been... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Producer Changes at 'CBS This Morning' - Posted November 26, 2012
"CBS This Morning" EP Chris Licht has made some top producer changes at the 11-month old morning show. Brian Applegate has been... [FishbowlNY]

Producer Changes at 'CBS This Morning' - Posted November 26, 2012
"CBS This Morning" EP Chris Licht has made some top producer changes at the 11-month old morning show. Brian Applegate has been... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 12 - Posted November 20, 2012
The evening news ratings race was an interesting one last week. "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley," which has been on the rise the last few months, was flat compared to ... [TVNewser]

Networks Taking Obama Presser - Posted November 14, 2012
At 1:30 PM ET, President Obama will be giving his first press conference in months, and the first since he won reelection just over a week ago. The cable news channels will, as usual, be dedicating their programs in that hour to covering the conference, and the broadcasters will be breaking into... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 5 - Posted November 13, 2012
Considering last week saw the presidential election, 2 of 3 evening newscasts didn't see much -- or any -- lift. "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" improved on ... [TVNewser]

Jim Bell Leaving 'Today,' Returning to NBC Sports - Posted November 12, 2012
Jim Bell, the executive producer of the "Today" show will be leaving his post and returning to his roots at NBC Sports. The New York Times' Brian Stelter ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jim Bell Leaving 'Today,' Returning to NBC Sports - Posted November 12, 2012
Jim Bell, the executive producer of the "Today" show will be leaving his post and returning to his roots at NBC Sports. The New York Times' Brian Stelter ... [FishbowlNY]

Rival Nets Come Together for Joan's Legacy - Posted November 12, 2012
News executives and anchors from rival networks will come together Wednesday night at New York's Gotham Hall for the 10th annual Joan's Legacy gala, which honors former "NBC Nightly News" writer Joan Scarangello who lost her battle with lung cancer 11 years ago. Scarangello, a never-smoker, die... [TVNewser]

Untangling The Mystery Behind Brian Williams' Ties - Posted November 12, 2012
Parade Magazine has finally solved one of the greatest riddles in modern television news: who, exactly, selects the ties worn by "NBC Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Networks Ready Special Reports For President Obama's First Statement Since Reelection - Posted November 9, 2012
The broadcast networks will all air special reports covering a statement from President Obama around 1 PM today. It will be President Obama's first public statements following his reelection (not counting his acceptance speech, of course). As usual, expect the cabl... [TVNewser]

NBC's Brian Williams Takes Aim At 'Irresponsible' Colleague Donald Trump - Posted November 7, 2012
Reality TV host Donald Trump, who for whatever reason is taken seriously as a political pundit by many TV news outlets, was called out by NBC News anchor Brian Williams after he sent a series of ridiculous tweets last night. After Mitt Romney's loss was apparent, Trump took to the social network... [TVNewser]

Election night proves symbiotic relationship between social media and TV - Posted November 7, 2012
Never before in an election has the relationship between social media and television been more apparent. On television last night, as the results rolled in, tweets from politicians, analysts and celebrities found their way to the screen. On social media platfo... [Lost Remote]

Barbara Walters Makes Return to NBC - Posted November 7, 2012
Not sure who had the remote control for those huge monitors at the Romney campaign site in Boston -- the ones that kept changing all night. But it made for fun viewing for us. During an ABC liveshot with David Muir, Fox News was on the monit... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Barbara Walters Makes Return to NBC - Posted November 7, 2012
Not sure who had the remote control for those huge monitors at the Romney campaign site in Boston -- the ones that kept changing all night. But it made for fun viewing for us. During an ABC liveshot with David Muir, Fox News was on the monit... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 29 - Posted November 6, 2012
During a week which saw extensive coverage of Superstorm Sandy, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the #1 choice in the evenings. "Nightly" drew 2+ million more viewers than an average week and saw it largest viewership s... [TVNewser]

Democracy Plaza Readies For Its Close-Up - Posted November 6, 2012
For the third-straight Presidential election, NBC is turning the skating rink and Rockefeller Plaza around it, into its election news hub "Democracy Plaza." An outline of the United States lies a half inch under the ice, and will be filled in as each state goes red for Romney or blue for... [TVNewser]

NBC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams heads up NBC's coverage from Rockefeller Plaza -- dubbed Democr... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams heads up NBC's coverage from Rockefeller Plaza -- dubbed Democr... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams heads up NBC's coverage from Rockefeller Plaza -- dubbed Democr... [TVNewser]

NBCUniversal Networks to Air First Hurricane Sandy Telethon - Posted November 1, 2012
NBCUniversal will hold a telethon on 9 of its networks including NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA Friday night at 8pmET. "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" will be hosted by Matt Lauer. The event will feature performances ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker, Sandy Edition: Spitzer, Williams, Velshi/Romans - Posted October 31, 2012
Former New York Governor and CNN host Eliot Spitzer will be on Christiane Amanpour's CNN International program today. He'll talk about Sandy recovery and the election. "Amanpour" airs at 4pmET on CNNI. "Rock Center with ... [TVNewser]

Chris Christie Chats with Jersey Guy Brian Williams - Posted October 30, 2012
In a news conference this evening, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waxed nostalgic about how much the Jersey Shore -- the place, not the MTV show -- means to him. Christie flew over the the shore this afternoon to surve... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 22 - Posted October 30, 2012
As the network evening newscasts continue what will be days of coverage of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, the ratings from last week are in. And it shows a similar trend to previous weeks, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams... [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]

'Morning Joe' Books President Obama - Posted October 26, 2012
MSNBC has secured its first interview with President Obama in quite some time. Obama will be interviewed by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski... [TVNewser]

Billionaire's $100M Central Park Donation: PR Win? - Posted October 24, 2012
Yesterday New York's Central Park experienced one of its most notable events since the installation of Christo's temporary art project The Gates in winter 2005: billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson and the... [PRNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 15 - Posted October 23, 2012
The three evening newscasts have lost more than a million viewers in the past year. Of the three broadcasts, only the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" saw an uptick in viewers, +1%, ... [TVNewser]

Where to Watch the Final Presidential Debate - Posted October 22, 2012
Tonight is the third and final Presidential debate of this election cycle. CBS' Bob Schieffer moderates at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Here's a round up of what the cable and broadcast networks have planned... ... [TVNewser]

NBC Will Have Pres. Obama Covered: On 'Today,' 'Tonight' and Several Shows In Between - Posted October 22, 2012
With two weeks to the election, NBC will certainly have Pres. Obama covered this week. NBC News announced that Brian Williams "will spend two days on the campaign trail" with Pres. Obama following the president "as he sets out on a se... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 8 - Posted October 16, 2012
Brian Williams's "NBC Nightly News" was number one again last week, but, as we've seen in recent weeks, only Scott Pelley's "CBS Evening News" is... [TVNewser]

Where to Watch the Second Presidential Debate - Posted October 16, 2012
Tonight's Presidential debate, moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, will be held at Hofstra University at 9pmET. Here's a round-up of what the broadcast and cable networks have planned. On ABC News, ... [TVNewser]

Martha Raddatz Did Not Lehrer It Tonight - Posted October 11, 2012
Mostly praise is being heaped on ABC's Martha Raddatz for her turn as moderator of tonight's Vice Presidential debate. Republican reaction is less glowing, as Raddatz is being criticized for interrupting Rep. Ryan more than VP Bide... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Martha Raddatz Did Not Lehrer It Tonight - Posted October 11, 2012
Mostly praise is being heaped on ABC's Martha Raddatz for her turn as moderator of tonight's Vice Presidential debate. Republican reaction is less glowing, as Raddatz is being criticized for interrupting Rep. Ryan more than VP Bide... [FishbowlNY]

Martha Raddatz Did Not Lehrer It Tonight - Posted October 11, 2012
Mostly praise is being heaped on ABC's Martha Raddatz for her turn as moderator of tonight's Vice Presidential debate. Republican reaction is less glowing, as Raddatz is being criticized for interrupting Rep. Ryan more than VP Bide... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Williams, Clinton, Dobbs... - Posted October 11, 2012
The man that NBC's Brian Williams calls his role model, local Elmira anchor Carl Proper, has died. In an interview with WETM last night, Williams remembered Proper as the "local go-to guy in so many ways." ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Remembers His Role Model, WETM Anchor Carl Proper - Posted October 11, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams was interviewed on WETM Wednesday night about the death of his role model, ... [TVSpy]

NBC News Sets Vice Presidential Debate Plans - Posted October 10, 2012
NBC News has set coverage plans for Thursday's Vice Presidential debate at Centre College in Kentucky. Brian Williams will anchor from New York, as he did for last week's Presidential debate from Denver. Willi... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams' Former Intern on Switching From 'Today' to 'GMA': 'their show is better' - Posted October 9, 2012
One of the viewers that has boosted ABC's "Good Morning America" to an +808,000-viewer lead over NBC's "Today" is ... [TVNewser]

NBC News Shakes Up Management Team, New EP at 'Rock Center' - Posted October 9, 2012
NBC News has shaken up its leadership team, promoting DC bureau chief Antoine Sanfuentes (left) to senior VP of NBC News, promoting David Verdi to senior VP of new... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams to Anchor NBC's Debate Coverage - Posted October 3, 2012
NBC News will cover the first presidential debate tonight from 9pm-11pmET. The broadcast will be anchored by Brian Williams in New York. Williams will be joined by ... [TVNewser]

Comedy Central Takes Aim At Brian Williams, The Internet In New 'Attack Ads' - Posted October 1, 2012
You may remember that a few weeks back, Comedy Central's "Indecision 2012" team took aim at Fox News and CNN with a pair of brutal attack ads. Today, the network released a another pair of ads, setting its snarky sights on NBC newsman Brian Williams, and--hitting closer to home for us--The... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 17 - Posted September 26, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week of September 17 as well as the 2011-2012 season, which drew to a close last week. Compared to the ... [TVNewser]

NBC Gives Affiliates More Time on Election Night - Posted September 25, 2012
NBC will be giving affiliates more airtime to update viewers on local races with its latest plan for election night coverage, according to Broadcasting & Cable. Stati... [TVSpy]

Education Nation, The U.N. and CGI: Obama and Romney Make the Rounds in New York City - Posted September 25, 2012
... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: 2011-2012 Season - Posted September 25, 2012
After seeing the biggest numbers in nearly a decade during the 2010-2011 season, overall the network evening newscasts shed viewers in the just completed 2011-2012 season. Only "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" grew viewership: +3%, though down slightly in A25-54 viewers: -.5%. Com... [TVNewser]

Koppel: Cable TV is Cheap - Posted September 21, 2012
On NBC's "Rock Center" with Brian Williams last night, newsman Ted Koppel ripped into what he sees are the cheap and trashy ways of Cable News. "What works abou... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 10 - Posted September 18, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week, but only "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" added viewers compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Hosts Mitt Romney During NBC's 'Education Nation' - Posted September 12, 2012
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney confirms he will be a part of NBC's Education Nation later this month. "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams sit... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 3 - Posted September 11, 2012
The evening news race ends typically for the week of Sept. 3. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was #1, followed by "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Pastor, Francis, Seacrest - Posted September 11, 2012
One of Spain's top journalists is joining CNN. Ana Pastor (right) will contribute newsmaker interviews for CNNI and CNN En Espanol. How does ... [TVNewser]

FNC, NBC Claim Wins Over Six Days of Conventions - Posted September 7, 2012
When added up, Fox News had the most-watched 10pm convention coverage over the six days of the RNC and DNC. Despite a dearth of interest from Obama supporters to watch Fox News during the DNC, the network drew big crowds during the RNC. Fox News averaged 5.34 million total viewers at 10pm... [TVNewser]

Tom Brokaw On ER Visit: 'It was one of those dumb mistakes' - Posted September 7, 2012
Tom Brokaw made an appearance during NBC Nightly News last night, and talked about his unplanned trip to the hospital Thursday morning. "I read you made an unscheduled fact-finding tour of a local emergency room," Brian Williams sa... [TVNewser]

The DNC Ticker: Halftime, Watters, Gregory - Posted September 5, 2012
Brian Williams will anchor a DNC update during halftime of NBC's broadcast of the first NFL game of the season tonight. Williams interviewed former president Bill Clinton, and because of the game, NBC will not be airing Clinton's DNC speech. FNC's ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 27 - Posted September 5, 2012
As Hurricane Isaac washed ashore and the Republican delegates met in Tampa, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the #1 choice for viewers. "Nightly" drew 700,000 more viewers than #2 "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

The DNC Ticker: Sawyer, Williams, Muir - Posted September 4, 2012
ABC's Diane Sawyer talks with San Antonio Mayor Juli n Castro for tonight's "World News." Castro is the DNC's keynote speaker tonight. NBC's Brian Williams interviews former President ... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Williams, Nightline, Regan - Posted August 31, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams left Tampa late last night for New Orleans where he'll anchor "Nightly" from Plaquemines Parish. This is Williams' 17th reporting trip from New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck 7 years ago. ABC's "Nightline" won the late night ratings race last week, with its best performance in... [TVNewser]

The MSNBC/NBC News Divide: 'Like piano players in a brothel, they don't go upstairs' - Posted August 31, 2012
As MSNBC continues to Lean Forward to ratings success -- for the first time ever during a political convention, the network beat CNN in total viewers Wednesday night in every hour from 7pm-1am -- the pretense of being informed without bias from NBC News, is being tested. The NYT's ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 20 - Posted August 28, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" held an +800,000 viewer lead on #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" last week. "Nightly" leads in younge... [TVNewser]

Scenes from (Almost) Day One at the RNC - Posted August 27, 2012
This TVNewser arrived in Tampa this morning, just as Tropical Storm Isaac's outer bands continued to lash Florida's west coast. The Republican National Convention, already shortened by a day because of Isaac, has change... [TVNewser]

Packing for a Convention, and a Hurricane - Posted August 26, 2012
As Tropical Storm Isaac continues to march northwest, many tvnewsers are preparing to cover two big stories over the next few days. The picture below, Tweeted by Martin Finn, the coordinating producer for "Fox Report with ... [TVNewser]

Neil Armstrong Dies At 82, NBC News Reports - Posted August 25, 2012
The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, died today due to complications stemming from heart surgery. NBC News--specifically NBC's long-time space correspondent Jay Barbree--broke the news around 3 PM on MSNBC, with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Neil Armstrong Dies At 82, NBC News Reports - Posted August 25, 2012
The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, died today due to complications stemming from heart surgery. NBC News--specifically NBC's long-time space correspondent Jay Barbree--broke the news around 3 PM on MSNBC, with ... [FishbowlNY]

Neil Armstrong Dies At 82, NBC News Reports - Posted August 25, 2012
The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, died today due to complications stemming from heart surgery. NBC News--specifically NBC's long-time space correspondent Jay Barbree--broke the news around 3 PM on MSNBC, with ... [TVNewser]

Media Training Tips and Cautionary Tales - Posted August 23, 2012
In the high-risk, high-reward world of media training, major stumbles during television interviews are seared indefinitely in the public's memory. Nailing an interview is not so easy, even for well-known public figures and corporate executives. Media relies on basic principles and varied techniques... [PRNewser]

NBC News, Telemundo Reveal DNC, RNC Coverage Plans - Posted August 20, 2012
NBC News and Telemundo have announced their coverage plans for the 2012 Democratic and Republican national conventions. As expected, NBC will not have coverage on the Wednesday of the DNC, due to the NFL kickoff game. It will make up for that with two hours of coverage on Thursday, however. ... [TVNewser]

Willie Geist Could Use Some Sleep - Posted August 17, 2012
MSNBC anchor ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Talks Dogs At Work On 'The Daily Show' - Posted August 16, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams made one of his occasional appearances on "The Daily Show" last night with BFF Jon Stewart. Williams revealed that the Comedy Central show will be featured in an upcoming "Rock Center" report on dogs in the workplace. Stewart and Williams talked politics, the Olympics, and pets. WATC... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 6 - Posted August 14, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" leaves London with gold. During its second week broadcasting from the Summer Games, the Brian Williams newscast was up +9% in total viewers compared to the ... [TVNewser]

News Nets Produce Special Reports on Mitt Romney Selection of Paul Ryan as VP - Posted August 11, 2012
At 9:20, Mitt Romney took to the stage with the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA as his backdrop. At 9:28, he brought out his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. NBC News began its special report at 9am with Brian W... [TVNewser]

Where Do Anchors Abroad Go When They Have Some Free Time? - Posted August 10, 2012
At Wembley with @nmoralesnbc watching USA women soccer!!! twitter.com/SavannahGuthri... -- Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) August 9, 2012 Working at a major event abroad like the Olympics may se... [TVNewser]

Top 10 Highest Paid News Anchors - Posted August 9, 2012
TVGuide is out with its annual list of the top celebrity earners. Judge Judy tops them all, making $45 million a year. Ashton Kutcher is tops among comedy actors for his "Two and a Half Men" haul. Mark Harmon... [TVNewser]

A Well-Respected TV Newswriter Writes Book, Critical of Network Anchors - Posted August 9, 2012
Network nightly newscasts lack the following they had decades ago before the advent of the Internet and cable TV. But they are still the flagship news broadcasts of the Big Three networks. Mervin Block is recognized as one of t... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Well-Respected TV Newswriter Writes Book, Critical of Network Anchors - Posted August 9, 2012
Network nightly newscasts lack the following they had decades ago before the advent of the Internet and cable TV. But they are still the flagship news broadcasts of the Big Three networks. Mervin Block is recognized as one of t... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 30 - Posted August 7, 2012
The first week of NBC's Olympic coverage led to ratings gold for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," which averaged nearly 11 million viewers during the week of July 30, its best ever total viewer advantage over both "ABC Wor... [TVNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Vintage Fashion Blogger and Olympic Sangria Drinker Lisa Rowan - Posted August 6, 2012
Say hello to ... [FishbowlDC]

'Nightly News' Starts Strong in London - Posted July 31, 2012
Just as NBC continues to put up Olympic-sized ratings for the Summer games, the first weekend of "Nightly News" broadcasts from London also saw big numbers. Brian Williams anchored both Saturday and Sunday "Nightly News" from the Tow... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 23 & July Sweeps - Posted July 31, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" began broadcasting from London mid-week last week, and it appears the show is getting an Olympics boost. "Nightly" is up +10% in Total Viewers and up +14% in younger viewers vs. the week pri... [TVNewser]

'Press is a Modified Petting Zoo' on Romney Foreign Trip, Says Greta - Posted July 30, 2012
The foreign interviews with U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney continue. Romney's sitdown with Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren airs tonight and ... [TVNewser]

There Are Spoiler Alerts, and Then There are Spoiler Alerts - Posted July 30, 2012
"Today" show EP Jim Bell has turned his full attention to the Olympics. While racking up ratings gold as the executive producer of NBC's primetime coverage, (28.7 million watched Saturday night, the most ever for the first day of competit... [TVNewser]

London Olympics Opening Ceremony Underway - Posted July 27, 2012
The Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics is underway. But if you're in the U.S., you'll have to a wait a couple more hours to see the broadcast on NBC. The Openings will still be going on when "Nightly News," with Brian Williams in London... [TVNewser]

David Muir to Interview Mitt Romney, Anchor from Israel Sunday - Posted July 26, 2012
ABC's David Muir is among the reporters traveling with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Romney's first foreign trip of his candidacy. Muir will interview... [TVNewser]

Hating and Loving | Monkey vs Palin | Part of Pi - Posted July 25, 2012
TVNewser: Brian Williams is catty, and that's a good thing. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hating and Loving | Monkey vs Palin | Part of Pi - Posted July 25, 2012
TVNewser: Brian Williams is catty, and that's a good thing. ... [FishbowlNY]

Toss Brian Williams' Catty McDonald's Commentary Into 'The Soup' - Posted July 25, 2012
ICYMI, Joel McHale debuted a new segment on "The Soup" last week, called (insert cat sound effect here) ...with Brian Williams. McHale played a clip from a recent episo... [TVNewser]

Mitt Romney Also Sitting Down With NBC News For Pre-Olympics Interview - Posted July 24, 2012
Presumptive GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney isn't limiting his appearances to cable news this week. Romney will sit d... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 16 - Posted July 24, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week of July 16 with a +416,000 viewer lead on "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer." Sawyer's broad... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: Network Special Reports For First Court Appearance - Posted July 23, 2012
The broadcast networks are planning special reports for the 11:30 AM court appearance of James Holmes, the man who opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and wounding dozens of others. On CBS, Scott Pelley will anchor, joined by correspondent John Miller. On ABC ... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: News Show Changes, Primetime Specials Planned - Posted July 20, 2012
[caption id="attachment_138511" align="alignright" width="325" caption="Reporter Amanda Kost from Denver station KMGH Tweets this photo from outside the Aurora, CO theater"][/caption] The tragic shooting in Colorado is forcing many TV news programs to throw out their ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 9 - Posted July 17, 2012
"NBC Nightly News Brian Williams" remains #1 in the evenings with a nearly +800,000 lead on #2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" last week. W... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 9 - Posted July 17, 2012
"NBC Nightly News Brian Williams" remains #1 in the evenings with a nearly +800,000 lead on #2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" last week. W... [FishbowlNY]

In the Evenings, Something For Everyone - Posted July 10, 2012
Network news veteran Paul Friedman has been keeping a close eye on the three evening newscasts of late and has written about their current state for the Columbia Journalism Rev... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 25 - Posted July 3, 2012
The evening newscasts got a boost last week with the news from the Supreme Court. NBC's Brian Williams remains the most-watched evening news anchor, while CBS's ... [TVNewser]

CNN, FNC Fail in Early Reporting of Health Care Ruling - Posted June 28, 2012
The expediency of TV news is not meeting well with the depth involved in the ruling on the Affordable Care Act of 2010, more commonly known as Obamacare. "Be cautious with us, we're trying to do the best we can," said Bill Hemmer on Fox News,... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 18 - Posted June 26, 2012
Brian Williams continues as the most-watched evening news anchor leading Diane Sawyer by more than +600,000 viewers and ... [TVNewser]

'CBS Evening News' Makes Gains, While 'NBC Nightly News' and 'ABC World News' Drop - Posted June 26, 2012
Two of the three evening newscasts seem to be suffering from the same affliction affecting cable news channels: a viewership retreat. (We'll have the Q2 cable ratings later this afternoon). In the just-finished second quarter of 2012, "NBC Nightly News" and "ABC World News, the #1 and #2 programs, lost a combi... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted June 25, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) A book signing not to miss: WaPo Associate Editor and Pultizer Prize-winner David Maraniss will be at Politics & Prose ... [FishbowlDC]

Byers Goes BOOM! - Posted June 19, 2012
It's been quite a day for Politico's Dylan Byers. He broke the story of John Stanton taking the reigns of the Buzzfeed D.C. Bureau. He announced his scoop on Twitter. Boom:: BuzzFeed names D.C. bureau chief: John Stanton (@bigjohnrc) ... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 11 - Posted June 19, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was America's number one newscast last week, out-delivering #2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" by +794,... [TVNewser]

Jeff Daniels Talks About Who His 'Newsroom' Character is Based On: 'Sorry Keith, no one' - Posted June 19, 2012
Last night HBO held a premiere screening and party for its upcoming series "The Newsroom." It was a smaller screening than normal for HBO, though the stars still seemed to come out. TVNewser hears that among the attendees were NBC's Brian Williams, HBO's Bryant Gumbel, ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Unaired Clip From NBC Jerry Sandusky Interview Airs on 'NBC Nightly News' - Posted June 19, 2012
As we noted yesterday, prosecutors in the trial of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky asked NBC News for the full transcript of Bob Costas's interview with Sandusky, and may use it as evidence against him. Last night on "NBC Nightly News," the ne... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams vs. Siri - Posted June 16, 2012
Does "NBC Nightly News" and 'Rock Center" anchor Brian Williams have something against Apple? "The Soup" caught Williams editorializing this week. The target of Williams' scorn? Siri, the virtual assistant found on the Apple iPhone 4S. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams, Peter Jennings, Whoever - Posted June 15, 2012
Lena Dunham, (left in the picture) if you don't know, is the the creator and star of the HBO series "Girls" which stars Brian Williams' daughter Alli... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Chooses Bryant Gumbel Over Matt Lauer - Posted June 13, 2012
Mediabistro was at Wendy Williams's studio yesterday where we taped our mediabistroTV series "My First Big Break." When we got there, ... [TVNewser]

P90X Creator is an Exercise Whore - Posted June 13, 2012
At the National Press Club last week, Tony Horton, creator of the popular P90X exercise regimen, led a public hour-and-a-half workout. We joined and are admittedly still sore. But before the torture we were able to sit down with him for an interview. In addition to working out with a smatteri... [FishbowlDC]

'Nightly News' Wins Murrow For Storm Report, After Turning Gaze From Royal Wedding - Posted June 12, 2012
As we mentioned earlier, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" won the 2012 Edward R. Murrow award f... [TVNewser]

'Nightly News' Wins Murrow For Storm Report, After Turning Gaze From Royal Wedding - Posted June 12, 2012
As we mentioned earlier, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" won the 2012 Edward R. Murrow award f... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Nightly News' Wins Murrow For Storm Report, After Turning Gaze From Royal Wedding - Posted June 12, 2012
As we mentioned earlier, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" won the 2012 Edward R. Murrow award f... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 4 - Posted June 12, 2012
Just as the cable news channels are seeing a lull in viewership, so too are the three evening newscasts. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 28 - Posted June 5, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week of May 28 with a +925,000 viewer lead on ABC "World News with Diane Sawyer." Compared to ... [TVNewser]

Day Runs Into Night for Matt Lauer - Posted May 31, 2012
Old habits are hard to break. Just ask Matt Lauer. It was a long work day for the morning show veteran, who filled in tonight on Nightly News for the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Day Runs Into Night for Matt Lauer - Posted May 31, 2012
Old habits are hard to break. Just ask Matt Lauer. It was a long work day for the morning show veteran, who filled in tonight on Nightly News for the ... [FishbowlNY]

Rotten Radio | Rock Center Redux | Twitter Surge - Posted May 31, 2012
FishbowlLA: Here's one time that being rotten is good! Rottentomatoes.com is bringing its love of movies to radio. Starting next week, Rotten T... [FishbowlLA]

NBC's 'Rock Center' Will Move to Thursdays in June - Posted May 31, 2012
As we told you earlier this month, "Rock Center with Brian Williams" will hav... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer on 'Today:' 'The Show is Not Where I Want it to Be Right Now' - Posted May 31, 2012
Matt Lauer is doing double duty today. After anchoring "Today" this morning, he'll fill in for Brian Williams on "NBC Nightly News" tonight. It's the first time in almost 10 years Lauer has sat in the "Nightly" chair. He last filled in in 2002 when Tom Brokaw... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 21 & May Sweeps - Posted May 30, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week of May 21 -- its 183rd straight week at #1 -- as well as May sweeps, while #2 ABC "World News with Diane ... [TVNewser]

David Letterman: 'Brian Williams Can Have My Job' - Posted May 29, 2012
Regis Philbin is sitting in for Piers Morgan tonight on his CNN show. And Reeg called in the big gun, David Letterman, who rarely does TV outside of his own show. Regis asked Dave who his favorite guests have been over the years. "We have se... [TVNewser]

WBBH Anchors, and Brian Williams, Celebrate Len Jennings as He Says Goodbye to Fort Myers - Posted May 24, 2012
Len Jennings, who will join KMBC in Kansas City this summer, signed off from Fort Myers NBC-affiliate ... [TVSpy]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 14 - Posted May 22, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" maintained the top spot for the week of May 14, but "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" continues to keep t... [TVNewser]

Williams Says Being College Dropout is Huge Regret - Posted May 21, 2012
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams spoke to GWU graduates on Sunday. He spoke to estimated crowd of 25,000 people on the National Mall. At the close of his speech he implored the graduates to improve the country. "You don't actually have... [FishbowlDC]

David Letterman Asks Brian Williams About Scott Pelley and Diane Sawyer - Posted May 16, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams made one of his regular pilgrimages to the Ed Sullivan Theater to appear on CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman." Williams is a regular on the late night comedy circuit, appearing with frequency on Letterman, "The Daily Show" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 7 - Posted May 15, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the top evening news program in both total viewers and the younger demo last week, but only "CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric To Interview Princes William and Harry for Queen's 'Diamond Jubilee' - Posted May 15, 2012
ABC News is going big with coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's "Diamond Jubilee" this Spring. There will be two primetime specials in late May and early June, with "Good Morning America" originating from London that week. For the first primetime special, Katie Couric will have an "exclusive" interview with Prince William and... [TVNewser]

NBC's Williams to Give GW Commencement Speech - Posted May 14, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will deliver George Washington University's commencement address on May 20. The event will take place on the National Mall. RSVP: Media who wish to attend Commencement should RSVP ... [FishbowlDC]

'Rock Center' IS On NBC's Fall Schedule - Posted May 13, 2012
Great news for fans of NBC's primetime newsmagazine "Rock Center with Brian Williams," the program is on the network's Fall schedule which was just announced this afternoon, and will be formally unveiled at tomorrow's up... [TVNewser]

'Rock Center' IS On NBC's Fall Schedule - Posted May 13, 2012
Great news for fans of NBC's primetime newsmagazine "Rock Center with Brian Williams," the program is on the network's Fall schedule which was just announced this afternoon, and will be formally unveiled at tomorrow's up... [FishbowlLA]

NBC Yanks 'Rock Center' From May Sweeps, Presence on Fall Lineup Unclear - Posted May 11, 2012
NBC has pulled its primetime newsmagazine series "Rock Center with Brian Williams" from its lineup for the remainder of May Sweeps. In its place, the network will broadcast rerun... [TVNewser]

Why ABC News Got the Obama Interview, and Why NBC News Isn't Happy - Posted May 10, 2012
A handful of stories attempt to speculate as to why the White House chose ABC News and Robin Roberts to interview President Obama yesterday. Talking Points Memo's David Taintor confirmed that ... [TVNewser]

On TV News, Reactions to Obama Announcement - Posted May 9, 2012
As we noted earlier, President Obama has come out in support of same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts. Following the announcement, the broadcast and cable news channels started to analyze what it meant. Probably the most surprising reaction was from Fox News Channel's ... [TVNewser]

TVNewser's 2012 Guide To Graduation Speakers - Posted May 4, 2012
'Tis commencement season, and so without further ado, we present TVNewser's fifth annual list of who's-speaking-where-and-when at America's colleges and universities (in alphabetical order): ABC/CNN's Christiane Amanpour: ... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry President Obama's Address From Afghanistan - Posted May 1, 2012
President Obama will address the nation from Afghanistan at 7:30pmET tonight.The broadcast, cable and business networks are all planning to carry the remarks, expected to run about 10 minutes. Brian Williams will ancho... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Networks to Carry President Obama's Address From Afghanistan - Posted May 1, 2012
President Obama will address the nation from Afghanistan at 7:30pmET tonight.The broadcast, cable and business networks are all planning to carry the remarks, expected to run about 10 minutes. Brian Williams will ancho... [FishbowlNY]

Networks to Carry President Obama's Address From Afghanistan - Posted May 1, 2012
President Obama will address the nation from Afghanistan at 7:30pmET tonight.The broadcast, cable and business networks are all planning to carry the remarks, expected to run about 10 minutes. Brian Williams will ancho... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 23 - Posted May 1, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was on top again for the week of April 23, drawing 885,000 more viewers than second-place "ABC World News with Diane Sa... [TVNewser]

Did the Obama Campaign Take the Lead from MSNBC with New 'Forward' Slogan? - Posted April 30, 2012
The Obama re-election campaign has a new 7-minute short film called simply "Forward." The ad begins with the economic meltdown in 2008, with clips from TV news reports by CBS's Anthony Mason, NBC's ... [TVNewser]

One Year Later: Special Coverage of the Killing of Bin Laden - Posted April 29, 2012
One year after the killing of Osama Bin Laden, there will be special coverage this week of the anniversary. In what NBC is calling a "first for network television," "Rock Center with ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on Watching Daughter Allison in 'Girls' - Posted April 27, 2012
Vulture caught up with Brian Williams at the TIME 100 Gala the other night. The mag asked the NBC News man what it's like to watch his d... [TVNewser]

Watch Out Brian Williams: President Barack Obama 'Slow Jams The News' on 'Late Night' - Posted April 25, 2012
Last night NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon originated from the University of North Carolina, and the guest was President Obama. Fallon decided that he wanted to "Slow Jam the News," in a segment that usually features "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams. With Williams up in New York however, Fallon had... [TVNewser]

Newsers Prep for TIME 100 Gala - Posted April 24, 2012
The TIME 100 gala is tonight at Time Warner Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The annual list celebrates those the magazine has deemed the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Among them ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 16 - Posted April 24, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" maintained a wide lead in the evenings, last week drawing 1.2 million more viewers than #2 "World News with Diane Sawye... [TVNewser]

Sex, Single 'Girls' and Their News Dads - Posted April 18, 2012
[caption id="attachment_123015" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Former CBS News president Andrew Heyward with daughters, Emily (left) a marketing executive, and Sarah, a writer for HBO's 'Girls'"][/caption] Actress Allison Williams... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 9 - Posted April 17, 2012
All three evening newscasts saw week-to-week gains, but, once again, only the "CBS Evening News" increased its viewership compared to the same week last year. While the ... [TVNewser]

'Girl' Talk with Allison Williams on 'Today' - Posted April 13, 2012
Describing her as the "It Girl," NBC's "Today" show had on the daughter of "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams this morning. Allison Williams is one of the sta... [TVNewser]

'Rock Center:' New Time, Same Challenge - Posted April 12, 2012
Brian Williams didn't make it to The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful event last night, because the honoree was ... [TVNewser]

Lauer, O'Reilly, Walters, Couric and More Feted at Media Bigs Party - Posted April 12, 2012
New York media turned out for a Hollywood Reporter party last night. The Four Seasons was packed with the media hoi polloi for THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media event. As we ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 2 - Posted April 10, 2012
The rankings for the three network evening newscasts remain the same, but only "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" is seeing year-over-year growth. Compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Another Time Shift for NBC's 'Rock Center' - Posted April 9, 2012
NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" will move timeslots for the fourth time, to 9pmET/PT Wednesday. So how did the primetime newsmagazine do for the ... [TVNewser]

Lauren Kapp Leaves NBC News for Huffington Post - Posted April 5, 2012
Longtime NBC Newser Lauren Kapp is jumping to the Huffington Post. Kapp who lead marketing and communications for NBC News, will join HuffPo in a larger, newly-created role as SVP of global strategy, marketing and communications (... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams' Daughter Got the Funny Gene - Posted April 4, 2012
In addition to that Olbermann guy, Allison Williams was on "Late Show" last night. Williams, who is staring in the upcoming HBO show "Girls" is the daughter of NBC Newsman ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Gets Serious on David Letterman - Posted April 3, 2012
After his appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" this evening, Keith Olbermann ... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Plan Trayvon Martin Specials - Posted March 28, 2012
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Evening News Ratings: Week of March 19 & Q1 2012 - Posted March 27, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week and the first quarter of 2012 and holds a 1.1 million Total Viewer season-to-date lead on #2 "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

'O'Reilly Factor' Beats 'Rock Center' in Total Viewers for Second Week in a Row - Posted March 22, 2012
A victory for Fox News Channel last night: "The O'Reilly Factor" topped NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" in Total Viewers for the second week in a row. Bil... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'O'Reilly Factor' Beats 'Rock Center' in Total Viewers for Second Week in a Row - Posted March 22, 2012
A victory for Fox News Channel last night: "The O'Reilly Factor" topped NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" in Total Viewers for the second week in a row. Bil... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 12 - Posted March 20, 2012
The switch to Daylight Saving Time caused a drop in evening news viewership last week. The 6:30-7p Households using television (HUT) level was down -7% week-to-week, while People Using Television (PUT) levels among Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers were both down -8%. "NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Twits on Twitter - Posted March 19, 2012
We all know those journos who will go on and on about the importance of Twitter in today's reporting. A new report from the Pew Research Center suggests that the value of Twitter may be slightly overblown. TWTs ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 5 - Posted March 13, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" holds a 1.3 million viewer lead on "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" which has a 1.2 million viewer lead ... [TVNewser]

In a 10 PM Showdown, ABC's 'Revenge' Triumphs Over NBC's 'Rock Center' - Posted March 8, 2012
ABC News and NBC News went head-to-head at 10pm last night, with ABC presenting "Revenge for Real," a news knockoff of the drama of the same name, and NBC presenting a new "Rock Center," featuri... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Newsmagazine Profiles Blog That Published Brian Williams Email - Posted March 7, 2012
In January, Gawker published an email sent by NBC News anchor Brian Williams to Gawker founder Nick Denton. The emails showed that Williams was not impressed by Lana Del Ray's performance on "Saturday Night Live" the prior ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 27 & Sweeps - Posted March 6, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" remains far outfront, but the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" continues to be the horse to watch. "Ev... [TVNewser]

Networks Slate Special Coverage of Super Tuesday - Posted March 5, 2012
Voters in 10 states head to the polls tomorrow to weigh in on the next GOP Presidential candidate. Here's the plan for Super Tuesday coverage on the broadcast and cable news and business networks. The broadcast networks: "Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

NBC News Radio Expands, Replaces CNN Radio Nationwide - Posted March 1, 2012
In an deal announced today with leading radio distributor Dial Global, NBC News will expand its radio offerings from 18 hourly reports each weekday to top and bottom of the hour updates, 24/7. NBC News Radio will also now be distributed to radio stations reaching 225 million people nationwide. These stations can... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC News Radio Expands, Replaces CNN Radio Nationwide - Posted March 1, 2012
In an deal announced today with leading radio distributor Dial Global, NBC News will expand its radio offerings from 18 hourly reports each weekday to top and bottom of the hour updates, 24/7. NBC News Radio will also now be distributed to radio stations reaching 225 million people nationwide. These stations can... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News To Air Super Tuesday Primetime Special - Posted February 29, 2012
NBC News will air a one-hour special in primetime next Tuesday, looking at the GOP "Super Tuesday" primary results. "NBC Nightly News" and "Rock Center" anchor Brian Williams will anchor the special, which airs from 10-11PM. He will b... [TVNewser]

'Nightly News' Gets a New Look - Posted February 29, 2012
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'Rock Center' Moving Timeslots - Posted February 27, 2012
For the second time in its young life, "Rock Center with Brian Williams" is moving on the NBC schedule. Starting next Wednesday, March 7, the show will air at 10pmET/PT. "Rock Center" had been on at 9pmET since ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Rock Center' Moving Timeslots - Posted February 27, 2012
For the second time in its young life, "Rock Center with Brian Williams" is moving on the NBC schedule. Starting next Wednesday, March 7, the show will air at 10pmET/PT. "Rock Center" had been on at 9pmET since ... [FishbowlNY]

Diane Sawyer Tops List of Favorite Current Affairs Personality - Posted February 27, 2012
Diane Sawyer tops the latest Harris poll of favorite current affairs personalities. Of 26 names, respondents were asked which three are their favorites. Almost a quarter (23%) said ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 13 - Posted February 22, 2012
For the first time since 2006, "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" came in second place in the A25-54 demographic last week, besting "ABC World News with Diane... [TVNewser]

Betty Endicott: The Trailblazing News Director Who Launched Brian Williams' Career - Posted February 12, 2012
In the debut episode of mediabistroTV's "My First Big Break," TV news luminary Brian Williams revealed that he owes mu... [SocialTimes.com]

Betty Endicott: The Trailblazing News Director Who Launched Brian Williams' Career - Posted February 12, 2012
In the debut episode of mediabistroTV's "My First Big Break," TV news luminary Brian Williams revealed that he owes mu... [TVSpy]

Lana Del Rey Is Tops Even Though So Many People Dislike Her - Posted February 9, 2012
The most inexplicably controversial singer in the pop world, Lana Del Rey, finally got some positive press. By taking pictures, talking with, and smiling at fans, she ha... [PRNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 30 - Posted February 7, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" held a 1.3 million Total Viewer lead on #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" last week in the evening news ra... [TVNewser]

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

In the Networks' Race for Ratings, Every Bit Counts - Posted February 2, 2012
Last month, we reported that ABC's "Good Morning America," in an increasingly close battle with NBC's "Today," re-named a week of programming on a holiday week to eliminate the ratings from ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: My First Big Break - Posted February 2, 2012
MediabistroTV debuts a new series today, "My First Big Break" where we talk to media heavyweights about that break that got them to where they are today. Our first episode features Brian Williams, the anchor and managing edito... [TVNewser]

Manhattan's A-List Turns Out for Harvey Weinstein's Giants Pep Rally - Posted February 1, 2012
I've been covering Wednesday's at Michael's for five years and have never seen anything like the head-spinning scene that unfolded there today. Harvey Weinstein and Stev... [FishbowlLA]

Katie Couric, Roger Ailes, Piers Morgan and Matt Lauer Walk Into a Super Bowl Pep Rally... - Posted February 1, 2012
If it seemed like TV news was particularly quiet this afternoon, it was likely because New York's Michaels restaurant hosted a pre-Super Bowl "Pep Rally," and just about everyone was there. Don't believe us? Among the attendees were Fox News CEO ... [TVNewser]

As 'Rock Center' Prepares to Move, 'The O'Reilly Factor' Notches a Rare Ratings Acheivement - Posted February 1, 2012
Starting February 8 NBC's "Rock Center" will move to Wednesday nights to make room for NBC's big Spring show, "Smash." On Monday night however, Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" managed to pull an unusual feat: it topped "Rock Center" in total viewers. O'Reilly drew 3.417 million viewers, to "Rock Center"'s... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Wentworth, Knox, Harris-Perry... - Posted February 1, 2012
Ali Wentworth, the comedienne, actress, mother and wife of ABC's George Stephanopoulos is getting her own Web show on ABC's parent, Disney. "Daily Shot" will be filmed at the Steph-worth kitchen table and on location, and will provide parents a daily dose of news, celebrity gossip, sports headlin... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on his First Big Break - Posted February 1, 2012
Tomorrow we debut the newest mediabistroTV series "My First Big Break" where media bigs tell us about the break that got them on the path to media stardom. In our debut episode, "NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams talks about the woman who gave him his first big... [TVNewser]

Networks Call Florida for Mitt Romney at 8pm Sharp - Posted January 31, 2012
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Networks Call Florida for Mitt Romney at 8pm Sharp - Posted January 31, 2012
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Networks Call Florida for Mitt Romney at 8pm Sharp - Posted January 31, 2012
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Evening News Ratings: Week of January 23 - Posted January 31, 2012
"The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley," now in its eighth month, continues to add viewers: +6% compared to the same week last year w... [TVNewser]

Jeff Rossen to Lead New Investigative Unit for 'Today' - Posted January 31, 2012
NBC News correspondent Jeff Rossen is getting a promotion. He's been named National Investigative Correspondent for the "Today" show. Rossen will lead the newly created investigative unit, "Rossen Reports," for the morning program. ... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Special Coverage as Voters Head to the Polls in Florida - Posted January 31, 2012
Primary season continues as voters head to the polls in Florida today, and the broadcast and cable networks have scheduled special coverage for the election results tonight. CNN's coverage, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, ... [TVNewser]

Gingrich: No More Journalists Moderating Debates - Posted January 31, 2012
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that if he becomes the party nominee, he won't participate in any debates in which reporters are the moderators. We are sorry to break the news to you ... [TVNewser]

Meet the NBC News Campaign Embeds - Posted January 28, 2012
Brian Williams had a few extra minutes at the end of last Monday's GOP debate in Tampa, and given that it was a special edition of "Rock Center," Williams ran this story about the campaign embeds who've been covering just about every move of the GOP candidates. Watch: ... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted January 27, 2012
(A Sprinkling of What we Think you Ought to Know...)                     ... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted January 27, 2012
(A Sprinkling of What we Think you Ought to Know...)                     ... [FishbowlDC]

Rotten Fish Food - Posted January 26, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Very Gross Things we Think you Ought to Know...)                     Today's Edition of Fish Food takes a look at some of the grosser parts of the news. Don't say we did... [FishbowlDC]

Which Newsers Made the Guest List at Presidential Lunch? - Posted January 25, 2012
HuffPo's Michael Calderone has the guest list from Tuesday's State of the Union luncheon, which has become an annual gathering of journalists ahead of the president's address. Shepard Smith, who anchored FOX coverage, was there. Smith wasn't alone enjoying lunch. The... [TVNewser]

Newt Vows More Warfare Against the Media - Posted January 24, 2012
At last week's CNN Debate in South Carolina, when John King asked Newt Gingrich about recent allegations from his first wife saying that he wanted an "open marriage", Gingrich gave a legendary answer blistering the newsman. The crowd roared for Gingrich. It wasn't the first time. Newt has made a habit out of... [FishbowlDC]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Plan State of the Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2012
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels and the business networks, are planning special coverage for President Obama's third State of the Union address. The broadcast networks will kick off special coverage beginning at 9pmET -- anchored by ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Gives -- Does Not Get -- the Silent Treatment - Posted January 24, 2012
Right out of the gate something was different about last night's GOP debate on NBC. In the previous 17 debates, the crowd has acted as the 12th man, rooting for their favorite candidate and, often, against the media. But at the start moderator Br... [TVNewser]

Tonight on NBC, 'Who's Still Standing?'... Followed by the GOP Debate - Posted January 23, 2012
The stage is set at the University of South Florida for tonight's NBC News/National Journal/Tampa Bay Times GOP primary debate. Brian Williams moderates the debate among the four qualifying republican candidates at 9pmET/PT, 8pmCT/MT. ... [TVNewser]

As South Carolina Polls Close, FNC, NBC Declare Newt Gingrich Winner; CNN Waits - Posted January 21, 2012
At 7pmET as the polls in South Carolina closed, Fox News and MSNBC returned from a commercial break and made the call that Newt Gingrich had won the primary there. On CNN, no call was made despite exit polls showing Gingrich in the lead. "We want ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

As South Carolina Polls Close, FNC, NBC Declare Newt Gingrich Winner; CNN Waits - Posted January 21, 2012
At 7pmET as the polls in South Carolina closed, Fox News and MSNBC returned from a commercial break and made the call that Newt Gingrich had won the primary there. On CNN, no call was made despite exit polls showing Gingrich in the lead. "We want ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 9 - Posted January 18, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a nearly 1 million Total Viewer lead last week on #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer," which had more th... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Likes Gawker, Except When He Doesn't - Posted January 17, 2012
Brian Williams shot off an email to Gawker chieftain Nick Denton over the weekend, because, well, Brian Williams spends his Sundays watching "Meet th... [TVNewser]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [FishbowlNY]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [TVNewser]

A Few More Minutes with Andy Rooney - Posted January 12, 2012
Friends and colleagues from across the TV spectrum joined Andy Rooney's four children this morning at Rose Hall, bidding farewell to the CBS News essayist, who died Nove... [TVNewser]

Networks Lead Off Primetime with Romney Win in New Hampshire - Posted January 10, 2012
Unlike Iowa, there will be no 2:30am election calls. All the networks called New Hampshire for Mitt Romney at 8pmET, when the polls closed. Brian Williams and Scott Pelley, in New Hampshire for NBC and CBS, anchored special reports. As did ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 2 - Posted January 10, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the first week of 2012. But the broadcast lost a million viewers compared to the same week last year but held a million viewer lead over "World News with ... [TVNewser]

In Search Of Unique Identities, Evening Newscasts Break The Mold - Posted January 9, 2012
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Brian Williams Mugs a Guy - Posted January 5, 2012
Brian Williams stopped in at the Ed Sullivan theater yesterday for an appearance on David Letterman's show. Dave and Brian chatted about the outcome of the Iowa Caucuses, that fire drill... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 26 - Posted January 4, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" ended 2011 the way it began: as the #1 evening newscasts in Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers. "Nightly" kept a +700,000 lead on #2 ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Gear Up For Iowa Caucus - Posted January 1, 2012
It's officially a new year, and although this political cycle may feel like it has gone on forever already, Tuesday marks the official kickoff to the 2012 presidential election. As we ... [TVNewser]

The Death of the Foreign Correspondent? Not So Much - Posted December 30, 2011
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What To Look For On New Year's Eve: Fewer Commercials on Fox News, Brian Williams on NBC - Posted December 29, 2011
With New Year's Eve coming up once again, things look awfully familiar. CNN has the dynamic duo of Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper, ABC has ... [TVNewser]

Calling On His Former Experience As An NBC Page, Regis Philbin Hijacks Guided Tour of 30 Rock - Posted December 27, 2011
Regis Philbin is making the rounds at NBC -- literally. The former "Live!" host stopped by 30 Rock last week ahead of an appearance on "Rock Center with Brian Williams" and, calling on his experience as a former NBC Page, took over a guided tour of the NBC studios. In an... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: Anchor... Reporter... Mad Libs'er? - Posted December 24, 2011
Is it naughty or nice? We'll let you decide on this Christmas Eve day: a Mad Libs twist on the classic poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, courtesy of Jimmy Fallon and friends. His partn... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams: Anchor... Reporter... Mad Libs'er? - Posted December 24, 2011
Is it naughty or nice? We'll let you decide on this Christmas Eve day: a Mad Libs twist on the classic poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, courtesy of Jimmy Fallon and friends. His partn... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 12 - Posted December 20, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" makes it 165 weeks in a row at #1, topping #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" by nearly one million viewers... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted December 13, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know...) ... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 5 - Posted December 13, 2011
As usual, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the top network evening newscast for the week of December 5. The program drew 1.35 million more viewers than its nearest competitor "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

Chelsea Clinton's TV News Debut - Posted December 12, 2011
Even though she's been in the public eye for almost 20 years, tonight, at approximately 6:55pmET, most Americans had the chance to hear Chelsea Clinton for the first time. The daughter of a former President of the United States an... [TVNewser]

Chelsea Clinton's TV News Debut - Posted December 12, 2011
Even though she's been in the public eye for almost 20 years, tonight, at approximately 6:55pmET, most Americans had the chance to hear Chelsea Clinton for the first time. The daughter of a former President of the United States an... [FishbowlLA]

Chelsea Clinton, Ted Koppel on 'Nightly News' and 'Rock Center' Tonight - Posted December 12, 2011
At the close of Friday's "Nightly News," and again during his tease on "Today," Brian Williams announced two new members of the NBC News on-air team would be joining him on the show tonight ahead of their stories on tonight's "Rock Center." ... [TVNewser]

Tom Brokaw on Donald Trump, the 2012 GOP Primary and 'Rock Center' - Posted December 8, 2011
Donald Trump "is an utterly shameless self-promoter" and the media should stop enabling him, says Tom Brokaw. The recent announcement of Trump's moderating a Repub... [TVNewser]

Fallon 'Embarrassed' by Bachmann Debacle - Posted December 7, 2011
The Jimmy Fallon-Brian Williams bromance continued on NBC's Rock Center last night as Fallon sat down with the newsma... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 28 - Posted December 6, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week with a 1.6 million viewer lead on #2 ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer." Compared to th... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Celebrates Seven Years As 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor - Posted December 2, 2011
Today marks seven years behind the desk for "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams. Williams officially took the reins from Tom Brokaw on December 2, 2004... [TVNewser]

Fire Alarm Interrupts 'NBC Nightly News' - Posted November 29, 2011
It was an eventful night at 30 Rock, where apparently there are still some kinks in the new "Nightly News" facilities. A fire alarm went off in the studio a few seconds into the live 6:30ET/5:30CT broadcast -- and continued throughout the entire show. Between delivering the actual news, anchor Brian... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fire Alarm Interrupts 'NBC Nightly News' - Posted November 29, 2011
It was an eventful night at 30 Rock, where apparently there are still some kinks in the new "Nightly News" facilities. A fire alarm went off in the studio a few seconds into the live 6:30ET/5:30CT broadcast -- and continued throughout the entire show. Between delivering the actual news, anchor Brian... [FishbowlNY]

At CPJ Gala, Dan Rather Criticizes Corporate Media, While Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Promises Journalistic Independence For NBC News - Posted November 23, 2011
Last night the Committee to Protect Journalists held its annual gala at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. The bulk of the event was to honor journalists who risked their lives to cover the news, and along the way a few well-known faces showed ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 14 - Posted November 22, 2011
The "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" may still be running third in the evening news race, but five months after Pelley ... [TVNewser]

Christiane Amanpour Accepts ASU's Cronkite Award - Posted November 17, 2011
ABC's Christiane Amanpour was presented with Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Christiane Amanpour Accepts ASU's Cronkite Award - Posted November 17, 2011
ABC's Christiane Amanpour was presented with Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite ... [FishbowlNY]

Scott Pelley, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams and More Turn Out to Remember Lane Venardos - Posted November 17, 2011
Longtime CBS News executive Lane Venardos was fondly remembered Wednesday in a moving service at the Paley Center in New York City. Venardos who d... [TVNewser]

Fox News Asks: What Do Regular Folks Know About the GOP Candidates? - Posted November 17, 2011
On last night's "O'Reilly Factor," producer Jesse Watters took some time off from ambushing public figures to ambushing regular folks attending tailgating parties at Sunday's New York Jets football game. The reason? To test their knowledge of the GOP Presidential field, as well as a certain primetime host. After showing a picture... [TVNewser]

Gawker's Nick Denton on Boredom, Commenters, and Niche Audiences - Posted November 16, 2011
[caption id="attachment_30292" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="An image from Deadspin's Tiger Woods coverage."][/caption] Gawker Media founder Nick De... [PRNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 7 - Posted November 15, 2011
As happens this time of year, with the return to standard time, the three evening newscasts saw a boost in viewership week-to-week. #1 "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" added 712,000 compared to the week prior. #2 ABC's "Wor... [TVNewser]

'Rock Center' Moving to Wednesdays - Posted November 14, 2011
NBC has announced its mid-season schedule, and on it, "Rock Center" moves to Wednesdays. Beginning February 8, "Rock Center with Brian Williams" will air at 9pmET/PT leading out of the comedy "Whitney" and the new Chelsea Handler com... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Anchors Go Cable - Posted November 14, 2011
Tonight a couple of the broadcast news anchors will be changing channels. ABC's Diane Sawyer will be on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" to talk about her ... [TVNewser]

Bedard Falls Prey to Sexy Fox News - Posted November 14, 2011
U.S. News & Word Report's Washington Whispers columnist Paul Bedard just can't help himself when it comes to Fox News. He must have them. In a recent post he showered 1000 kisses on ... [FishbowlDC]

The Daily Caller and Politico: It's War. - Posted November 14, 2011
The Cold War between Politico and The Daily Caller is over. Now it's just war. This morning, The Daily Caller leads its site with a potentially explosive story by TV writer Jeff Poor on Politico's tight relationshi... [FishbowlDC]

Who Should Be Time Magazine's 2011 Person Of The Year? Brian Williams, Seth Meyers, Jesse Eisenberg, Mario Batali, Grover Norquist and Anita Hill Discuss - Posted November 8, 2011
This afternoon Time magazine hosted its annual panel discussion debating exactly who deserves to be the 2011 "Person of the Year." The panelists were comprised of "NBC Nightly News" anchor and panel stalwart Brian Williams... [FishbowlLA]

Who Should Be Time Magazine's 2011 Person Of The Year? Brian Williams, Seth Meyers, Jesse Eisenberg, Mario Batali, Grover Norquist and Anita Hill Discuss - Posted November 8, 2011
This afternoon Time magazine hosted its annual panel discussion debating exactly who deserves to be the 2011 "Person of the Year." The panelists were comprised of "NBC Nightly News" anchor and panel stalwart Brian Williams... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Who Should Be Time Magazine's 2011 Person Of The Year? Brian Williams, Seth Meyers, Jesse Eisenberg, Mario Batali, Grover Norquist and Anita Hill Discuss - Posted November 8, 2011
This afternoon Time magazine hosted its annual panel discussion debating exactly who deserves to be the 2011 "Person of the Year." The panelists were comprised of "NBC Nightly News" anchor and panel stalwart Brian Williams... [FishbowlNY]

Conrad Murray Guilty of Manslaughter in Michael Jackson Death - Posted November 7, 2011
> Breaking: At 4:17pmET, the verdict was read. Conrad Murray is guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop star Michael Jackson. The CBS News special report ran until 4:22pm, ABC's until 4:23 and NBC's and FOX's until 4:24pm. Fox News also ended coverage, anchored by Shepard Smith, at 4:24 when... [TVNewser]

Rooney, Cain, Williams, Whitaker on 'Reliable Sources' - Posted November 5, 2011
The passing of Andy Rooney and his contributions to TV news will be discussed tomorrow on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with Howard Kurtz. TVNewser's Gail Shister and Adam Buckman of TVHowl.com will be on to talk about Rooney, as well as the debut of "Rock Center with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 24 - Posted November 1, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week with a 1+ million Total Viewer lead over #2 ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer." It was NBC... [TVNewser]

NBC's 'Rock Center' Fails to Rock the Ratings In Debut - Posted November 1, 2011
As predicted by Brian Williams and NBC News president Steve Capus, the debut of NBC's "Rock Center" last n... [TVNewser]

'Rock Center' Review: 'It's hard to be different. It's harder to be good' - Posted November 1, 2011
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Rock Center Debut | HarperCollins Acquistion | Kardashians Done - Posted October 31, 2011
TVNewser: NBC's latest newsmagazine debuts tonight. Rock Center with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rock Center Debut | HarperCollins Acquistion | Kardashians Done - Posted October 31, 2011
TVNewser: NBC's latest newsmagazine debuts tonight. Rock Center with ... [FishbowlNY]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [FishbowlNY]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [GalleyCat]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [TVNewser]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [AgencySpy]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [PRNewser]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [FishbowlDC]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [10,000 Words]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [TVSpy]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [UnBeige]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [TVNewser]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween! - Posted October 31, 2011
In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of 5 Things You Need to Know This Week, we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by ... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Donaldson on Co-Anchor 'Jealousies' and Why 'The News Business Has Moved On' - Posted October 31, 2011
There is no trick involved in tonight's Halloween treat for Boomer news junkies -- Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts really are co-anchors again. Th... [TVNewser]

'Rock Center' Books Jon Stewart, As It Places Two Segments Online - Posted October 31, 2011
On the premiere of NBC's "Rock Center" tonight, host Brian Williams will sit down for a conversation with comedian and "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart. Williams made the announcement during "Sunday Night Football" on NBC last night. Stewart does not frequently give interviews, usually limiting appearances to programs in which the... [TVNewser]

The Brian Williams 'Rock Center' Promotional Blitz Continues Unabated - Posted October 28, 2011
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has been making seemingly endless guest appearances on NBCUniversal programs over the last 24 hours, on top of his nightly gig on the evening newscast. Last night Williams once again appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to once again "Slow jam the news": ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Filling In for Matt Lauer on 'Today' Friday - Posted October 27, 2011
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will continue his "Rock Center" publicity tour later this week with a stop on NBC's morning program "Today." Williams will not be a guest however: instead he will be filling in for Matt Lauer, who will be out that morning. Williams last co-hosted "Today" back in... [TVNewser]

Tom Bettag joins 'Rock Center' - Posted October 26, 2011
Tom Bettag is the latest hire at NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams." Bettag, who spent much of his 40 years in TV news working with Ted Koppel -- recently ... [TVNewser]

Tuesday Odds and Ends - Posted October 25, 2011
-IBM welcomes a new CEO. ... [AgencySpy]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 17 - Posted October 25, 2011
Another week of growth for all three evening newscast, in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. And that growth could continue as the days get shorter and the U.S. returns to Standard Time Nov. 5. The three newscasts had a combined average of 22,010,000 viewers last week, the first time... [TVNewser]

A Tour of the New 'Nightly' and 'Rock Center' Sets - Posted October 25, 2011
As we told you yesterday, Brian Williams moved into his new "Nightly News" home, down the hall from the old one. At the end of last night's broadcast, Williams showed this time lapse of the construction on the new sets. ... [TVNewser]

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]

Network Special Reports Planned for President Obama's Statement on Gadhafi - Posted October 20, 2011
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WNBC/Channel 4 Making the Move to Nightly News Studio - Posted October 19, 2011
Studio changes are coming to 30 Rock. WNBC/Channel 4 is going downstairs from its studio on the 7th floor to studio 3C, the home of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. A WNBC spokesman confirms to FishbowlNY that 3C should be read... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WNBC/Channel 4 Making the Move to Nightly News Studio - Posted October 19, 2011
Studio changes are coming to 30 Rock. WNBC/Channel 4 is going downstairs from its studio on the 7th floor to studio 3C, the home of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. A WNBC spokesman confirms to FishbowlNY that 3C should be read... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 10 - Posted October 18, 2011
As he prepares for his primetime debut, Brian Williams's evening newscast remains locked in first place. "NBC Nightly News" was also up +3% in Total Viewers compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Natalie Morales Latest NBCer to Join 'Rock Center' Roster - Posted October 18, 2011
NBC's upcoming primetime newsmagazine "Rock Center with Brian Williams" continues to add high-profile contributors. The latest addition is NBC "Today" news anchor and third hour co-host Natalie Morales. Morales will stay on in her current role with "Today," in addition to her new "Rock Center" gig. "Rock Center" is slated ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: 'I am a creature of live television' - Posted October 17, 2011
Now two weeks to the launch of "Rock Center", NBC's Brian Williams sits down with the New York Times' David Carr for this morning's Media Equation column. I have heard people in Midwestern V.F.W.... [TVNewser]

NBC's Brian Williams and WOR's Rick Buckley Named Giants of Broadcasting - Posted October 15, 2011
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, on the job since 2004, was selected yesterday as one of the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC's Brian Williams and WOR's Rick Buckley Named Giants of Broadcasting - Posted October 15, 2011
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, on the job since 2004, was selected yesterday as one of the ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC's Brian Williams and WOR's Rick Buckley Named Giants of Broadcasting - Posted October 15, 2011
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, on the job since 2004, was selected yesterday as one of the ... [FishbowlLA]

CBS' Charles Osgood and NBC's Brian Williams Among This Year's Giants of Broadcasting - Posted October 15, 2011
[caption id="attachment_92933" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="(l to r) Jean Marie Condon (original executive producer, This Week with Christiane Amanpour), Amanpour, Katie Hinman (former producer, This Week) and Amanpour's assistant Maggie Thomas "][/caption] Webster defines "Giant" as a person or thing of great si... [FishbowlLA]

CBS' Charles Osgood and NBC's Brian Williams Among This Year's Giants of Broadcasting - Posted October 15, 2011
[caption id="attachment_92933" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="(l to r) Jean Marie Condon (original executive producer, This Week with Christiane Amanpour), Amanpour, Katie Hinman (former producer, This Week) and Amanpour's assistant Maggie Thomas "][/caption] Webster defines "Giant" as a person or thing of great si... [TVNewser]

In His Memoir, CNN EVP Mark Whitaker Turns a Journalistic Eye on Himself - Posted October 13, 2011
TVNewser stopped by a book party last night for CNN EVP Mark Whitaker, held at the Upper West Side apartment of HBO Video President Henry McGee and his ... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel Named Special Correspondent For NBC's 'Rock Center with Brian Williams' - Posted October 13, 2011
In a move that has been widely speculated, NBC News has named Ted Koppel as a special correspondent to "Rock Center With ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann: 'Great to be here, as always ... and also the simultaneous meeting of all my former employers.' - Posted October 11, 2011
NBC News has been awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for a television network. If that sounds familiar, it's because this is ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Keith Olbermann: 'Great to be here, as always ... and also the simultaneous meeting of all my former employers.' - Posted October 11, 2011
NBC News has been awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for a television network. If that sounds familiar, it's because this is ... [FishbowlNY]

WOR Enhances Its Partnership With NBC News - Posted October 6, 2011
Anyone tuning to WOR 710 recently thinking they're hearing an influx of NBC-related programming would be right! NBC News and WOR Radio have joined forces in a broadcasting partnership. NBC News will be the dominant provider of international and national news for the talk radio station. As part of the arrangement, WOR... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WOR Enhances Its Partnership With NBC News - Posted October 6, 2011
Anyone tuning to WOR 710 recently thinking they're hearing an influx of NBC-related programming would be right! NBC News and WOR Radio have joined forces in a broadcasting partnership. NBC News will be the dominant provider of international and national news for the talk radio station. As part of the arrangement, WOR... [FishbowlNY]

Watch Bill Weir's Pitch to Interview Steve Jobs - Posted October 6, 2011
ABC's Diane Sawyer had just arrived home when she got the call that Steve Jobs had passed. It was just after 7:30pmET. She made a U-turn, jumped in a cab and went back to ABC News headquarters where she broadcast special editions of "World News" in the Western time zones. CBS's... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry Pres. Obama News Conference - Posted October 6, 2011
The White House has announced Pres. Obama will hold a news conference at 11amET. Obama's most recent news conference was July 15, during a week in which he had two press availabilities. NBC News will provide a special r... [TVNewser]

Network News Chiefs: 'The audience ultimately will make the decision as to whether we are still relevant or capable or not' - Posted October 5, 2011
At The Atlantic's Washington ideas Forum this afternoon, the magazine brought together the three networks news chiefs for a panel discussion. James Fallows spoke to NBC's Steve Capus, ABC's Ben Sherwood and CBS' ... [TVNewser]

NBC Cancels 'The Playboy Club' After 3 Episodes - Posted October 4, 2011
After lackluster ratings and ongoing controversy, NBC has pulled the plug on "The Playboy Club" just three episodes into the season. The show has faced an uphill battle to success since June, when Salt Lake City NBC-affiliate KSL said they ... [TVSpy]

'Rock Center With Brian Williams' Gets Debut Date - Posted October 4, 2011
NBC's new primetime newsmagazine, "Rock Center with Brian Williams," finally has a premiere date. The newsmag will debut on NBC Monday, October 31 at 10 PM. That is the timeslot currently occupied by "The Playboy Club," so that program will... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: Dumpster Diver - Posted October 4, 2011
When Brian Williams gets hungry, he just eats. After an appearance on CBS' "Late Show" the NBC newsman decided to grab a quick bite on his way back to 30 Rockefeller Plaza as part of a comedy bit: ... [TVNewser]

NBC's 'Rock Center' Might Arrive in 'Early October' - Posted September 28, 2011
Could NBC's upcoming newsmagaine "Rock Center" be hitting the airwaves sooner rather than later? The Willston Herald in Willston, North Dakota spoke to correspondent ... [TVNewser]

NBC News Pres. Steve Capus: 'It's OK For a News Division To Stand For Something' - Posted September 28, 2011
After NBC's Brian Williams wrapped an interview with former President Bill Clinton closing out the network's second Education Nation Tuesday, the "Nightly News" anchor h... [TVNewser]

How the Evening Newscasts Reported Andy Rooney's '60 Minutes' Sign-off - Posted September 27, 2011
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How the Evening Newscasts Reported Andy Rooney's '60 Minutes' Sign-off - Posted September 27, 2011
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Evening News Ratings: Week of September 19 - Posted September 27, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" begins the 2011-12 season where it left off last season: in first place. But #3 "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley... [TVNewser]

CBS News and '60 Minutes' Dominate at News & Documentary Emmy Awards - Posted September 27, 2011
Last night the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out its 32nd annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. CBS News domin... [TVNewser]

Fox News/Google Debate: The Review Roundup - Posted September 23, 2011
Last night Fox News hosted its latest Republican debate, this time with Google as a co-sponsor. What did the media reporters and observers think of the format and questions? The Washington Post's Erik Wemple ... [TVNewser]

NBC News Gives Brian Williams Newsmagazine 'Rock Center' a Three-Year Commitment - Posted September 21, 2011
TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio checks in on NBC News' upcoming newsmagazine "Rock Center with Brian Williams." Along the ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Cover 10th Anniversary of 9/11/01 - Posted September 10, 2011
The broadcast networks will all devote significant portions of tomorrow to special coverage marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The evening news anchors -- Brian Williams for NBC, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Broadcast Networks Cover 10th Anniversary of 9/11/01 - Posted September 10, 2011
The broadcast networks will all devote significant portions of tomorrow to special coverage marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The evening news anchors -- Brian Williams for NBC, ... [FishbowlNY]

Cable, Broadcast, Business Networks Plan For Obama's Joint Address to Congress - Posted September 8, 2011
The broadcast networks will all lead in to tonight's 7 p.m. presidential address with their normal nightly newscasts. All three networks will offer post-game analysis -- anchored by George Stephanopoulos... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cable, Broadcast, Business Networks Plan For Obama's Joint Address to Congress - Posted September 8, 2011
The broadcast networks will all lead in to tonight's 7 p.m. presidential address with their normal nightly newscasts. All three networks will offer post-game analysis -- anchored by George Stephanopoulos... [FishbowlNY]

The Yawning Woman - Posted September 8, 2011
This blonde woman at the GOP Presidential Debate did a full stretch and let out a gigantic yawn at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. last night as NBC's Brian Williams posed a question to hopeful Mitt Romney. This was within the first 10 minutes of the debate. Hopefully she got... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 8, 2011
Quotes of the Day -- GOP Presidential Debate Edition "How is this c--t on MSNBC saying Obama created jobs!? I'm stunned at this sh-t ass f--k d--k 'news' channel." -- Anthony Cumia from the "Opie and Anthony" radio show in a startling tweet last ni... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 29 - Posted September 7, 2011
Following a week of breaking news, from Hurricane Irene and an east coast earthquake to the fall of Tripoli, the network evening newscasts fell back to earth a bit the week of August 29-September 2. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Preps for Republican Debate - Posted September 7, 2011
With the President's jobs speech pushed to Thursday, NBC News and MSNBC have gotten back to preparing for the Republican primary debate slated to air this evening. Politico--which will be co-hosting the debate at the Reagan Library--posted the photo to (right) of the debate stage, right next to President Reagan's ... [TVNewser]

After GOP Debate, MSNBC Lines up Maddow, Matthews, Sharpton and More for Analysis - Posted September 1, 2011
Now that it's settled that Pres. Obama will address the Congress -- and the nation -- on the jobs issue next Thursday, MSNBC has announced plans for the GOP debate the night before. The debate, moderated by NBC's Brian Williams and Politico's John ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Aug. 22 - Posted August 30, 2011
The toppling of Tripoli, an earthquake in Virginia and Irene's march up the East Coast meant a big week for the network evening newscasts. The three shows drew a combined average of 22.56 million Total Viewers. And considering the same week last year -- August 23, 2010 -- saw an ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Drops By WABC to Talk Hurricane Irene - Posted August 28, 2011
Just a few hours after "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams took the helm of the 1 p.m. hour on WNBC, his ABC c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Diane Sawyer Drops By WABC to Talk Hurricane Irene - Posted August 28, 2011
Just a few hours after "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams took the helm of the 1 p.m. hour on WNBC, his ABC c... [FishbowlNY]

Diane Sawyer Talks Hurricane Irene on WABC - Posted August 28, 2011
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Brian Williams Anchors WNBC's Irene Coverage - Posted August 28, 2011
Brian Williams popped over to the WNBC studios today and is anchoring the station's 1 p.m. hour, giving their anchors a much-needed break after mo... [TVSpy]

Brian Williams anchoring on WNBC - Posted August 28, 2011
Brian Williams is anchoring the 1pm hour on WNBC in New York giving a break to the local anchors who've been on the air for more than 24 hours. "Brian we want to thank you for joining us in our News 4 newsroom," said meteorologist ... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Plan Special and Extended Newscasts ahead of Hurricane Irene - Posted August 26, 2011
"NBC Nightly News" is going to expand to an hour tonight. As we mentioned earlier, Brian Williams will anchor from the Jersey Shore, which is under a mandatory evacuation as Hurricane Irene approaches. NBC News has the resources of the Weather Channel, and is planning to use Bryan Norcross and ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama on Hurricane Irene: 'We all hope for the best, but we have to be prepared for the worst' - Posted August 26, 2011
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Can't an Anchorman Get a Break? - Posted August 25, 2011
Brian Williams was supposed to be on vacation this week, but Monday's news out of Libya and Tuesday's ... [TVNewser]

Norah O'Donnell: White House Correspondents Are 'The Very Best Journalists in American History' - Posted August 25, 2011
Newly-minted CBS News chief White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell is profiled in the latest issue of Capitol File magazine, and the veteran political reporter, who left NBC for CBS in June, talks candidly... [TVNewser]

Double Vision: Seismologist Appears On NBC and CBS Evening Newscasts at Same Time - Posted August 24, 2011
Following the extremely unusual east coast earthquake yesterday, ne... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 15 - Posted August 23, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the evening news race again last week, but ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" closes the gap and wi... [TVNewser]

Former CBS News VP Lane Venardos Passes Away - Posted August 20, 2011
CBS News has announced that Lane Venardos, an award-winning producer of live news, special events and documentaries over a 30 year career with CBS News, has died at the age of 67. Venardos suffered a heart attack in his home in Maui, HI.,... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Former CBS News VP Lane Venardos Passes Away - Posted August 20, 2011
CBS News has announced that Lane Venardos, an award-winning producer of live news, special events and documentaries over a 30 year career with CBS News, has died at the age of 67. Venardos suffered a heart attack in his home in Maui, HI.,... [FishbowlNY]

Harry Smith Anchoring 'NBC Nightly News' Tonight - Posted August 19, 2011
Former CBS News anchor Harry Smith will make his NBC News anchoring debut tonight. Smith will be filling in for Brian Williams on "NBC Nightly News." Smith joined NBC News in July as a corresponde... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 8 - Posted August 16, 2011
Another up week for the three network evening newscasts. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" -- #1 now for 100 consecutive weeks -- is up the most in Total Viewers, +8% compared to the same week last year; #3 the "CBS Evening ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: 'Running 'Nightly' is a job I would wish on no one' - Posted August 15, 2011
New 'NBC Nightly News' executive producer Pat Burkey -- now three weeks into the job -- is Brian Williams' fifth e.p. ... [TVNewser]

Watching 'Nightly News' Leads to Fight, Arrests, Hospitalization in Wisconsin - Posted August 14, 2011
Three people staying at the Salvation Army in Sheboygan, WI were hospitalized Friday night after a disturbance that began over watching "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams." According to ... [GalleyCat]

ABC, CBS, NBC Back on the Air With Closing Bell Special Reports - Posted August 10, 2011
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Who Makes What in TV News? - Posted August 9, 2011
The latest issue of TV Guide takes a look at the highest-paid personalities on TV, and many TV news anchors are present on the list. The salaries also give a taste at how some networks are saving money, and wh... [TVNewser]

ABC, CBS, NBC Air Special Reports As Dow Closes Down 600 Points - Posted August 8, 2011
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Networks to Cover Obama Statement on S&P Downgrade, Fallen U.S. Troops - Posted August 8, 2011
At approximately 1 PM ET, President Obama will make an address about the S&P downgrade of the U.S., as well as the Navy SEALs killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. ABC's special report anchored by George Stephanopoulos (Diane Sawyer is on assignment for the network) with ... [TVNewser]

Networks Air Special Reports to Report Dow Plunge - Posted August 4, 2011
Just after 4 PM, when the markets closed, the big three broadcast networks all broke into regular programming to air brief special reports on the loss of more than 500 points by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Brian Williams anchored for NBC, Scott Pelley anchored for CBS and ... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry Obama Statement on Debt Ceiling - Posted August 2, 2011
At approximately 12:15 PM ET (Update: the address has been pushed back until after the Senate vote), President Obama will make a statement from the Rose Garden regarding the passage of the debt ceiling bill. The broadcast networks are planning special reports to cover the address. Brian Williams will anchor for NBC... [TVNewser]

80 Staffers, 75 Hours of Video, One Contentious Day on Capitol Hill - Posted August 2, 2011
"I'd rather be lucky than good," says NBC's Brian Williams. "In this case, I'll take luck." Luck touched Williams twice for his Sunday 'Dateline' special, 'Taking the Hill: Inside Congress,' making him, and his network, appear particularly prescient. (His luck didn'... [TVNewser]

Networks Go Live Sunday Evening As President Announces Debt Deal - Posted July 31, 2011
The last time President Obama spoke late on a Sunday evening back in May, he came bearing important news about foreign policy. Tonight, he had some important news about the economy. Democratic and Republican lawmakers brokered a deal to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts. The big three broadcast... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Networks Go Live Sunday Evening As President Announces Debt Deal - Posted July 31, 2011
The last time President Obama spoke late on a Sunday evening back in May, he came bearing important news about foreign policy. Tonight, he had some important news about the economy. Democratic and Republican lawmakers brokered a deal to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts. The big three broadcast... [FishbowlNY]

ABC, NBC Anchors Take to Washington Sunday and Monday as Debt Deadline Looms - Posted July 31, 2011
You already heard about CBS' plans for this weekend and Monday, now NBC and ABC have revealed their plans. Brian Williams will be anchoring "NBC Nightly News" tonight, in advance of the 7 PM special taking viewers inside Congress. A preview of that special is bel... [TVNewser]

Katie Boyle Jumps from CBS News to NBC News; to be Senior Producer on Brian Williams Primetime Show - Posted July 27, 2011
"CBS Evening News" senior producer Katie Boyle is changing channels. Boyle has joined NBC News and will be a senior producer on the new Brian Williams primetime show. Boyle had been with CBS News since 1988, when she joined as an associate producer. She worked her way up and in 2006 then-EP... [TVNewser]

A Starving Brian Williams and Regis Philbin Board a Private Jet... - Posted July 26, 2011
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams was on CBS last night, as a guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman." Williams, who is one of the most popular talk show guests on Letterman, "The Tonight Show," Late Night" and "The Daily Show" saved one of his best anecdotes for Dave. In... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry Presidential Debt Ceiling Address in Primetime - Posted July 25, 2011
Updated: President Obama will address the nation for around 15 minutes at 9 PM ET tonight, and the broadcast networks are all planning to carry it. Update: House Speaker John Boehner will present a statement of his own following the President. Boehner's statement is expec... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Networks to Carry Presidential Debt Ceiling Address in Primetime - Posted July 25, 2011
Updated: President Obama will address the nation for around 15 minutes at 9 PM ET tonight, and the broadcast networks are all planning to carry it. Update: House Speaker John Boehner will present a statement of his own following the President. Boehner's statement is expec... [FishbowlNY]

Bob Epstein Moves off 'Nightly News,' Named VP of NBC Specials; Pat Burkey to be named EP of 'Nightly' - Posted July 19, 2011
Bob Epstein, who has been executive producer of "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" for the last ... [TVNewser]

CBS Leads TV News with 34 News and Documentary Emmy Nominations - Posted July 18, 2011
Nominations for the 32nd annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today, and CBS came out on top with 34 nominations. PBS was right behind them at 32, while NBC picked up 19 and ABC had 12. For the cable news networks, CNN was nominated eight times, CNBC grabbed six... [TVNewser]

War of Words with New York State Broadcasting Association Leaves Family of New Hall of Famer William B. Williams 'Speechless' - Posted July 18, 2011
Though he's virtually unknown to today's younger generation, during a four-decade span, nobody was smoother at spinning records on New York radio than the incomparable William B. Williams (right). Williams was synonymous with hosting the Make Believe Ballroom on WNEW 1130, which he started in 1957. He is c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

War of Words with New York State Broadcasting Association Leaves Family of New Hall of Famer William B. Williams 'Speechless' - Posted July 18, 2011
Though he's virtually unknown to today's younger generation, during a four-decade span, nobody was smoother at spinning records on New York radio than the incomparable William B. Williams (right). Williams was synonymous with hosting the Make Believe Ballroom on WNEW 1130, which he started in 1957. He is c... [FishbowlNY]

'Brian Williams for President, Please?' Holds Kick-off Campaign Rally in NYC Tonight - Posted July 16, 2011
Brian Williams has a lot going for him: "NBC Nightly News" has been the top-rated evening news program for 95 straight weeks. He has an upcoming newsmagazine ... [TVNewser]

NBC's Kate Snow Moves Off 'Dateline' to New Brian Williams Newsmagazine - Posted July 13, 2011
Brian Williams's new primetime newsmagazine continues to staff up. On Monday, the network announced it had hired ... [TVNewser]

Harry Smith Named Correspondent for NBC News Primetime Magazine - Posted July 11, 2011
As we first reported Friday, Harry Smith has been named a correspondent for NBC's new primetime news magazine, anchored by ... [TVNewser]

Network Special Reports for Lift-off of Shuttle Atlantis -- the Final Mission - Posted July 8, 2011
Shuttle Atlantis and its four-person crew -- the smallest since 1983 -- lifted off from Kennedy Space Center this morning just a couple minutes behind schedule. CBS News sent "Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley to Cape Canaveral for cover... [TVNewser]

Harry Smith Leaving CBS News for NBC News - Posted July 8, 2011
First on TVNewser: Harry Smith, who has been with CBS News for 25 years, is leaving the network, we've learned. In a note to the staff, obtained by TVNewser, CBS News president ... [TVNewser]

Networks, Cablers Plan Coverage of the Final Launch of NASA's Space Shuttle Program - Posted July 7, 2011
Tomorrow at 11:25 AM ET, the Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch, the final launch of NASA's Space Shuttle Program, which first sent craft into orbit in 1981. There is a strong chance that weather could delay the launch, but that isn't stopping the broadcast networks and cable news organizations... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams, Regis Philbin Receive NYSBA Honors - Posted July 2, 2011
The New York State Broadcasters association honored "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams with the 2011 "Broadcaster of the Year" award, and inducted Regis Philbin into its Hall of Fame this week. "Growing up as an Irish-Catholic kid on the the Jersey s... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams, and daughter, hit Nantucket - Posted June 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_73218" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Brian and Jane Williams with daughter Allison Williams at the Nantucket Film Festival"][/caption] The Williamses have taken Nantucket. Brian Williams and daughter ... [TVNewser]

Nets Planning Special Reports for Obama Afghanistan Address - Posted June 21, 2011
Pres. Obama is going to talk about the situation in Afghanistan and announce a U.S. troop reduction there, in an address from the White House Wednesday night. ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are clearing their schedules for the address at 8pmET. For ABC and NBC it means interrupting reruns. NBC will... [TVNewser]

Telemundo Anchor crosses over on MSNBC - Posted June 21, 2011
Jose Diaz-Balart -- the Brian Williams of Telemundo -- is doing double duty on two NBCU networks this week. He'll anchor his nightly newscast "Noticiero Telemundo" at 6:30pmET as w... [TVNewser]

ABC's Christiane Amanpour to be presented Walter Cronkite Award - Posted June 20, 2011
ABC's Christiane Amanpour is the 2011 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, Arizona State University announced today. Amanpour will accept the 28th annual award, given by ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Jo... [TVNewser]

ABC, NBC, FOX Produce Weiner Resignation Special Reports - Posted June 16, 2011
[caption id="attachment_71780" align="alignright" width="300" caption="(Image credit: Richard Drew/AP)"][/caption] In addition to the cable news coverage, NBC, ABC, and FOX will offer special reports on Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation news conference this afternoon at 2pmET. ABC News coverage will... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 6 - Posted June 14, 2011
For someone who's never anchored a newscast, Scott Pelley had about 5.7 million people watching him each night last week on the "CBS Evening News." Pelley's debut week on the broadcast brought Total Viewer and A25-54 viewer growth, both ... [TVNewser]

Rome Hartman joining NBC News; will oversee new Brian Williams primetime show - Posted June 1, 2011
Rome Hartman is leaving BBC America and joining NBC News where he will be Executive Producer of the new primetime magazine hour anchored by Brian Williams. ... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters, Vernon Jordan and NBC's David Corvo Serves Up TV Dish - Posted May 25, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE It's been hard enough to keep track of the steady stream of A-listers that pour into Michael's on any given Wednesday, but this afternoon really kept me hopping. While the usual roster of boldface names traded air kisses and table hopped in the front room, the garden room was... [FishbowlLA]

Brian Williams Returns to KOAM - Posted May 24, 2011
Brian Williams, in Joplin, MO this week to cover the aftermath of Sunday's tornado, revisited the station where he got his start -- CBS affiliate KOAM-TV. Williams spent 13 months in Joplin, MO in the early 1980s and ... [TVSpy]

Brian Williams returns to KOAM - Posted May 24, 2011
Brian Williams, in Joplin, MO this week to cover the aftermath of Sunday's tornado, revisited the station where he got his start -- CBS affiliate KOAM-TV. Williams spent 13 months in Joplin, MO in the early 1980s and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Joplin Update: Anderson Cooper Dodges Lightning, as Brian Williams Appears on The Weather Channel - Posted May 24, 2011
The updates continue to pour in from Joplin, Missouri as rescuers continue to search for survivors in the rubble. By now, many high-profile anchors have arrived to file reports, including CNN's Anderson Cooper, who appeared on "Piers Morgan Tonight" last night, only to be interrupted by a lightning strike: ... [TVNewser]

Networks Detail the Terror at Joplin Hospital - Posted May 23, 2011
St. John's Medical Center stands out among the devastation in Joplin, MO. It still stands, seriously damaged -- windows blown out, two top floors gone -- while the neighborhood around it is flattened. That may be why each of the evening newscasts, who all dispatched anchors to Joplin -- featured the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Networks Detail the Terror at Joplin Hospital - Posted May 23, 2011
St. John's Medical Center stands out among the devastation in Joplin, MO. It still stands, seriously damaged -- windows blown out, two top floors gone -- while the neighborhood around it is flattened. That may be why each of the evening newscasts, who all dispatched anchors to Joplin -- featured the... [FishbowlNY]

Networks Detail the Terror at Joplin Hospital - Posted May 23, 2011
St. John's Medical Center stands out among the devastation in Joplin, MO. It still stands, seriously damaged -- windows blown out, two top floors gone -- while the neighborhood around it is flattened. That may be why each of the evening newscasts, who all dispatched anchors to Joplin -- featured the... [TVNewser]

Jay Carney to Brian Williams: 'Close Hold: We Got Bin Laden. Tell No One.' - Posted May 16, 2011
While some have questioned White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's job performance in the last few weeks, he was certainly very clear when communicati... [PRNewser]

NBC Confirms Development of Brian Williams-Led Newsmagazine - Posted May 16, 2011
This morning NBC will hold its annual upfront presentation to advertisers, media buyers and the press. The purpose is to preview the network's upcoming Fall and mid-season schedule, including a bevy of new programs. Yesterday, in preparation for the presentation, NBC held a press conference, with NBC Entertainment chief ... [TVNewser]

NBC News wins SPJ Award for Chilean Miner Rescue; Scott Pelley Takes Home Two - Posted May 10, 2011
The Society of Professional Journalists announced the annual Sigma Delta Chi award winners for newspapers, magazines, TV and radio. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" ... [TVNewser]

uLazy | Off The Mark | Never Leaving - Posted May 9, 2011
SocialTimes: Too lazy to pick up your dry cleaning? There's an app for that. SportsNewser: No one watched the Kentucky Derby this ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

uLazy | Off The Mark | Never Leaving - Posted May 9, 2011
SocialTimes: Too lazy to pick up your dry cleaning? There's an app for that. SportsNewser: No one watched the Kentucky Derby this ... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams: 'I'll never walk away because of complaints about the job' - Posted May 9, 2011
NBC's Brian Williams -- and his ballooning frequent flier tally -- is profiled by the AP's ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams celebrates birthday hosting 'Charlie Rose' - Posted May 5, 2011
Brian Williams is spending part of his 52nd birthday today guest-hosting "The Charlie Rose Show." The show, which tapes this afternoon meaning David Gregory ... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry in Pakistan - Posted May 4, 2011
Ann Curry was not on the "Today" show this morning, and now we know why. She's on her way to Pakistan to report the latest on the aftermath of the death of Osama Bin Laden for "Today" and "Nightly News." The Bin Laden ne... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin Struggles to Name Influential Journalists at Correspondents' Dinner - Posted May 4, 2011
Sarah Palin, who rocketed to fame after being unable to form a single coherent answer during an interview with Katie Couric, had a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sarah Palin Struggles to Name Influential Journalists at Correspondents' Dinner - Posted May 4, 2011
Sarah Palin, who rocketed to fame after being unable to form a single coherent answer during an interview with Katie Couric, had a ... [FishbowlNY]

As New Yorkers Celebrate Bin Laden's Death, WNBC Provides Unrivaled Local Coverage - Posted May 2, 2011
Following the dramatic announcement late Sunday night that the U.S. had killed Osama bin Laden, New York's WNBC stayed in breaking news mode long after ... [TVSpy]

Bin Laden Killed: Coverage Plans for Monday, Networks Expand Evening Newscasts to One Hour - Posted May 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_64347" align="alignright" width="316" caption="CBS News Artwork"][/caption] Updated: The broadcast news divisions and cable news channels are planning special programming and coverage today, part of their continuing coverage of the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. CB... [TVNewser]

New York Stations Scramble to Cover Death of Osama Bin Laden - Posted May 2, 2011
On a night that the world learned about the death of Osama Bin Laden, TV networks and New York City stations poured in special coverage. The first word came in at 10:45 p.m. last night that President Obama would make a major announcement from the East Room of the White House. He... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New York Stations Scramble to Cover Death of Osama Bin Laden - Posted May 2, 2011
On a night that the world learned about the death of Osama Bin Laden, TV networks and New York City stations poured in special coverage. The first word came in at 10:45 p.m. last night that President Obama would make a major announcement from the East Room of the White House. He... [FishbowlNY]

How the Bin Laden Announcement Leaked in the Media - Posted May 2, 2011
The news that Osama Bin Laden was killed - a huge story - was leaked via Twitter. Members of the media were collecting themselves and Obama was still writing his speech when Keith ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

How the Bin Laden Announcement Leaked in the Media - Posted May 2, 2011
The news that Osama Bin Laden was killed - a huge story - was leaked via Twitter. Members of the media were collecting themselves and Obama was still writing his speech when Keith ... [FishbowlNY]

Bin Laden Killed: Cable Channels Call In Big Guns To Cover the News - Posted May 2, 2011
Updated: With the unexpected announcement that President Obama would be making a statement late Sunday night, the cable news channels scrambled to get their top anchors on-air. Fox News was first to confirm the news that Osama Bin Laden was dead at 10:40 PM ET. Geraldo Rivera was at the desk at... [TVNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Timing of the Reports - Posted May 2, 2011
... [TVNewser]

Speaking Words of Wisdom - Posted May 1, 2011
'Tis the graduation season once again. And that means numerous commencement speeches from TV journos and analysts. Here now, then, is TVNewser's fourth annual list of who's-speaking-where-and-when (in alphabetical order): CNBC's Maria Bartirom... [TVNewser]

From Southern Storms to Royal Wedding, a Friday Night of News - Posted April 30, 2011
The broadcast networks devoted a significant chunk of time last night to news programs. CBS produced an hour on the Royal Wedding at 8pm, while NBC and ABC went head-to-head with two hour specials from 9-11pm. The first hour of "Dateline" was anchored by Brian Williams and was devoted almost entirely... [TVNewser]

A Look Back at 'Mission Accomplished' - Posted April 29, 2011
On Sunday, it will be eight years since George Bush stood on an aircraft carrier and proudly declared "Mission Accomplished." Bush - to put it in the nicest way possible - was being an idiot, because the Iraq war continues to rage on, 4,000 U.S. casualties (not to mention thousands of... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Look Back at 'Mission Accomplished' - Posted April 29, 2011
On Sunday, it will be eight years since George Bush stood on an aircraft carrier and proudly declared "Mission Accomplished." Bush - to put it in the nicest way possible - was being an idiot, because the Iraq war continues to rage on, 4,000 U.S. casualties (not to mention thousands of... [FishbowlNY]

NBC's Brian Williams returns to U.S. from London to Cover Aftermath of Deadly Southern Storms - Posted April 28, 2011
Brian Williams had arrived at London's Heathrow airport, picked up his bags and was on his way to NBC's Royal Wedding encampment when the damage and death toll from last night's southern storm began to sink in. "Our NBC News staff in... [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]

TIME Toasts the 100 Most Influential... - Posted April 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_37546" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Credit: PATRICK MCMULLAN/PatrickMcMullan.com "][/caption] TIME magazine hosted in New York last night the TIME 100 Gala to honor their annual list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World." This year's list included domestic po... [FishbowlDC]

WHCD: Party with Two Peacocks - Posted April 27, 2011
An incredibly fitting choice for their post-WHCD party entertainment, MSNBC announced that Cee Lo Green will perform ... [FishbowlDC]

Change at 'CBS Evening News' merits story on 'Nightly News' and 'World News' - Posted April 26, 2011
On their respective newscasts both Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer made note of Katie Couric's decisi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Change at 'CBS Evening News' merits story on 'Nightly News' and 'World News' - Posted April 26, 2011
On their respective newscasts both Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer made note of Katie Couric's decisi... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams interviews Robert De Niro at Tribeca Film Festival - Posted April 23, 2011
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams interviewed Robert De Niro today as part of the "Directors Series" at New York's Tribeca Film Festival. The AP's Jake Coyle ... [FishbowlLA]

Brian Williams interviews Robert De Niro at Tribeca Film Festival - Posted April 23, 2011
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams interviewed Robert De Niro today as part of the "Directors Series" at New York's Tribeca Film Festival. The AP's Jake Coyle ... [AllTwitter]

Cartoon Brian Williams Battles Cartoon Alec Baldwin... Over Frozen Yogurt - Posted April 21, 2011
The writers of "30 Rock" have produced a handful of animated shorts featuring characters from the NBC sitcom, and the first episode also stars "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams. (Williams also makes another cameo in tonight's TV episode of "30 Rock" -- the show's 100th.) In "Soft Served," Alec Baldwin's Jack... [TVNewser]

How the Evening Newscasts Reported the deaths of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros - Posted April 21, 2011
British by birth, photojournalist Tim Hetherington called Brooklyn home. He was a dual citizen of the U.S. and the U.K. and much of his work at war was for American broadcasters. During his career, Hetherington had worked for ABC News and CNN. Hetherington and Getty photographer Chris Hondros, were ... [TVNewser]

Evening Newscasts Cover One-Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Disaster - Posted April 20, 2011
The network evening newscasts are preparing to cover the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which happened a year ago today. Anne Thompson will report for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" tonight, focusing on the environmental impact of the disaster. Thompson spent 80 days in the Gulf region last y... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 11 - Posted April 19, 2011
It was par for the course for the network evening newscasts the week of April 11. As usual, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" led the way in both total viewers and the demo. "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

With CBS News Facing Transformation, CBS CEO Sees $57.7 Million Payday - Posted April 18, 2011
CBS News has a new leadership team, and its evening news anchor Katie Couric may or not be a part of the organization once her contract expires in June. But while CBS News is facing fundamental challenges in the face of a new economic climat... [TVNewser]

New Look, New Faces for 'The More You Know' - Posted April 16, 2011
Twenty-two years on NBCUniversal's "The More You Know" public service campaign is still kicking. And this week it debuted a redesigned look incorporating the new Comcastic NBCUniversal logo. Brian Williams, Seth Meyers... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New Look, New Faces for 'The More You Know' - Posted April 16, 2011
Twenty-two years on NBCUniversal's "The More You Know" public service campaign is still kicking. And this week it debuted a redesigned look incorporating the new Comcastic NBCUniversal logo. Brian Williams, Seth Meyers... [FishbowlNY]

Network Rivals Come Together for Common Cause - Posted April 14, 2011
ABC, CNN and CBS news executives all headed to NBC's 30 Rockefeller Center headquarters yesterday to discuss the safety and well-being of freelance journalists who increasingly serve the network news divisions worldwide. NBC News president ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 28 - Posted April 5, 2011
It was a relatively slow week ratings-wise for the broadcast evening news program March 28-April 1. This was despite plenty of news in Libya, the Middle East and Japan, as well as political news at home. As usual "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" won the week w... [TVNewser]

'CBS Evening News' Sees Lowest Rated Q1 Since (At Least) 1992 - Posted March 29, 2011
The "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" saw its lowest-rated first quarter among total viewers and adults 25-54 since at least 1992-- as far back as Nielsen's records for the program go. The newscast averaged 6.43 million total viewers and 1.98 million demo viewers, d... [TVNewser]

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]

POLL: If Katie Couric leaves CBS Evening News, who should be the new anchor? - Posted March 28, 2011
Katie Couric is on vacation this week -- perhaps her last as the anchor of the CBS Evening News. She won't be interviewing the president tomorrow, like her cross-network colleagues ... [TVNewser]

Nets to carry Pre-Prime Presidential Address on Libya - Posted March 26, 2011
The broadcast networks plan special reports at 7:30pmET Monday as Pres. Obama addresses the situation in Libya from the National Defense University. This means the evening newscasts will have to update for the West Coast. And most Mountain time zone stations which air national news at 5:30, will not get a... [TVNewser]

Nets to carry Pre-Prime Presidential Address on Libya - Posted March 26, 2011
The broadcast networks plan special reports at 7:30pmET Monday as Pres. Obama addresses the situation in Libya from the National Defense University. This means the evening newscasts will have to update for the West Coast. And most Mountain time zone stations which air national news at 5:30, will not get a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Nets to carry Pre-Prime Presidential Address on Libya - Posted March 26, 2011
The broadcast networks plan special reports at 7:30pmET Monday as Pres. Obama addresses the situation in Libya from the National Defense University. This means the evening newscasts will have to update for the West Coast. And most Mountain time zone stations which air national news at 5:30, will not get a... [FishbowlNY]

FishbowlDC Interview: NBC's Antoine Sanfuentes - Posted March 25, 2011
It was no shocker when NBC News announced that ... [PRNewser]

Is May 2 GOP debate still on? - Posted March 24, 2011
As ABC News announces a GOP debate set for later this year, there is a new report that the first face-off of the 2012 election cycle, may not happen as planned. The first debate has been set for May 2 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and is co-sponsored by Politico... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts to host annual NLGJA event - Posted March 24, 2011
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts will host the NLGJA's 16th annual Headlines and Headliners event in New York tonight. What makes this interesting is that Roberts is the first openly gay TV journalist to host the event which benefits the organization ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Talks Amanpour, Fox, and the Pope at Press Club - Posted March 23, 2011
While her competitors Katie Couric and Brian Williams were chatting with late night hosts David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 14 - Posted March 22, 2011
A busy news week sent Americans to their TVs for the network evening newscasts, but the beginning of Daylight Saving Time has taken a hit on TV watching. The 6:30p-7p Households using television (HUT) level was down -7% week-to-week, while the People Using Television (PUT) levels among A25-54 viewers was down... [TVNewser]

2011 Tribeca Film Festival, Meet 2011 Tribeca (Online) Film Festival - Posted March 21, 2011
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival announced an online component, the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Broadcast nets plan special report for Obama comments on Libya - Posted March 18, 2011
President Obama will make a statement on Libya at 2pmET after meeting with the Congressional leadership. The four broadcast networks will carry it live. ABC's Diane Sawyer will anchor a special report with Jake Tapper and Martha Raddatz reporti... [TVNewser]

Networks, Cablers Prepare to Cover President Obama's Japan Remarks - Posted March 17, 2011
At approximately 3:30 PM ET, President Obama will make remarks on the situation in Japan. CBS News says that Katie Couric will anchor a "special update" that will be fed to CBS stations. With the broadcast network in fu... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 7 - Posted March 15, 2011
By this time next week, we'll know which evening newscasts most Americans chose for coverage of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As for last week, which included Friday -- the day of the quake, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a commanding l... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks To Carry Obama News Conference on Earthquake - Posted March 11, 2011
ABC, NBC and CBS are planning special reports around 12:30 PM for President Obama's news conference. Obama will address the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan and which are beginning to hit U.S. soil. Katie Couric will anchor for CBS News, Ann Curry will anchor for NBC News (Update: ... [TVNewser]

CNN, NBC air graphic 'New' Footage of 9/11 attacks, which ABC and Fox News have had for years - Posted March 9, 2011
A graphic video that was said to be never before seen footage of the 9/11 attacks made the rounds on TV and online Monday. Hundreds of websites, along with NBC News and CNN, among other outlets, aired clips from the video captured by the NYPD. Some outlets ran the video in... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 28 & Sweeps - Posted March 8, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast last week, with an 850K total viewer lead over "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer." ... [TVNewser]

Wisconsin News, Slow Jammed - Posted March 5, 2011
This week "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" celebrated 2 years on the air, and "NBC Nighlty News" anchor Brian Williams stopped by to "Slow Jam the News," once again. Fallon even got the normally unflappable Williams to laugh by giving him a new nickname: Brian Will.I.Ams. ... [AllTwitter]

Wisconsin News, Slow Jammed - Posted March 5, 2011
This week "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" celebrated 2 years on the air, and "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams stopped by to "Slow Jam the News," once again. Fallon even got the normally unflappable Williams to laugh by giving him a new nickname: Brian Will.I.Ams. ... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Tries to 'Look After' Brian Williams, By Asking Him To Not Go On Other Late Night Shows - Posted March 1, 2011
On "The Late Show with David Letterman" last night, Letterman hosted "NBC Nightly News' anchor Brian Williams. Letterman said that former "Nightly" anchor Tom Brokaw asked him to "look after" Williams, "I see you on the g**damn Leno show, la... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 21 - Posted March 1, 2011
As attention in north Africa shifted from Egypt to Libya last week, the evening newscasts rode the ratings rollercoaster up, drawing 1.6 million more viewers from the week before. "NBC Nightly News" was #1 again with a 1.4M total viewer lead over #2 "World News," while ABC's broadcast had nearly 2M... [TVNewser]

Doonesbury Tweaks 'NBC Nightly News,' NBC's Corporate Synergy - Posted February 28, 2011
In Sunday's Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau tweaked "NBC Nightly News" with Brian Williams and NBC more generally. The target of h... [TVNewser]

Networks Planning Special Reports for Obama Presser - Posted February 15, 2011
All three of the major broadcast networks are planning special reports covering President Obama's 11 AM news conference. As usual, the cable news channels will also be covering the conference. With Egypt still fresh on people's minds, and a budget proposed yesterday, there will be plenty to talk about. NBC will have ... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Special Reports for Obama Statement on Egypt - Posted February 11, 2011
As the cable news networks continue to cover the revelry in the streets of Cairo, following the announcement that Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as president, the broadcast networks are preparing special reports for their networks as Pres. Obama plans to address the situation at 1:30pmET now scheduled for 3pmET. ... [TVNewser]

Lara Logan released from Egyptian Military Custody - Posted February 4, 2011
Lara Logan and her crew have been released from custody one day after being detained by the Egyptian military. Logan was questioned and then detained while outside Israel's embassy in Cairo. CBS was not commenting yesterday, but in an internal email obtained by TVNewser this morning, CBS News D.C. bu... [TVNewser]

Cameras Continue to Roll as Situation in Cairo Deteriorates Rapidly - Posted February 2, 2011
As a cameraman trained his lens from a Cairo high-rise, NBC News anchor Brian Williams and chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel gave a play-by-play of wh... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cameras Continue to Roll as Situation in Cairo Deteriorates Rapidly - Posted February 2, 2011
As a cameraman trained his lens from a Cairo high-rise, NBC News anchor Brian Williams and chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel gave a play-by-play of wh... [FishbowlNY]

ABC, CBS, NBC Broadcast Special Reports as Hosni Mubarak Speaks - Posted February 1, 2011
ABC, CBS, and CBS all interrupted programming around 4pmET this afternoon as Hosni Mubarak addressed the people of Egypt. For ABC, Diane Sawyer anchored from New York with Christiane Amanpour in Cairo. For CBS, ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams preps 'Nightly News' live from Cairo - Posted January 31, 2011
As we've been following the movements ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams preps 'Nightly News' live from Cairo - Posted January 31, 2011
As we've been following the movements ... [FishbowlNY]

Are the Network Anchors going to Cairo? - Posted January 31, 2011
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams is on his way to Cairo right now. He left New York Sunday afternoon arriving in Amman, Jordan and is now en route to Egypt. He's expected to arrive in time for "Nightly News." ... [TVNewser]

NBC Has a New Logo - Posted January 27, 2011
TVNewser has confirmed that this is the new NBC corporate logo. The network will keep the peacock, but this was on display at today's ... [PRNewser]

Burke on Olbermann: 'This Was a Decision Made By NBC News Management, Steve Capus and Phil Griffin' - Posted January 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_50496" align="alignright" width="307" caption="(l-r) Williams, Ralph Roberts, Burke"][/caption] At noon today, NBC Universal (now called, apparently NBCUniversal) held a town hall meeting in the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" studio, where new CEO ... [TVNewser]

Exclusive Group of Journos Dine With POTUS - Posted January 25, 2011
TIPS FROM THE POOL...INTO THE DEEP END Hearst's Chuck Lewis noted in a White House Pool Report this afternoon that a small group of journalists were preparing to dine with President Obama. One can only assume pre-S... [PRNewser]

Which TV News Anchors and Hosts Had Lunch With President Obama Today? - Posted January 25, 2011
This afternoon, as is tradition, President Barack Obama had lunch at the White House with a bevy of journalists, including anchors and hosts for the broadcast and cable news channels. So, who attended? Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith spilled (some of) the beans: ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 17 - Posted January 25, 2011
The three evening newscasts drew a combined average of 25,600,000 Total Viewers last week -- up 1% from a year ago (25,330,000). "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" led the way with 10M Total Viewers, with "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2011
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening. On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams to interview Bush 41 team before return to Tucson - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC's Brian Williams will be anchoring "Nightly News" from Texas tonight where today he interviewed former Pres. George H.W. Bush, as well as other members of the "Bush 41" foreign polic... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams to Interview Steve Burke in Comcast-NBCU Town Hall All-Staff Meeting - Posted January 19, 2011
TVNewser hears that "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will interview the new CEO of NBC Universal, Steve Burke, (pictured right) in a company town-hall meeting n... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 10 - Posted January 19, 2011
The tragedy in Tucson, which brought all three evening news anchors to Arizona for several days last week, helped draw U.S. viewers to those shows. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was #1 topping 10M Total Viewer average for the week. Williams spent the most ... [TVNewser]

Cheney: 'I'm reluctant to judge our politicians based upon the act of what appears to be a lone, crazed gunman' - Posted January 17, 2011
Former Vice President Dick Cheney sits down for an interview -- his first since heart surgery last July -- with "Today" show correspondent Jamie Gangel. Cheney opens up on topics ranging from his health, President Obama's leadership, and on the massacre in Tucson and whether heightened political rhetoric is at all... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams' Personal Connection to Tucson - Posted January 15, 2011
NBC's Brian Williams, who anchored three of his newscasts as well as a "Dateline" special from Tucson this week, speaks to the the Arizona Daily Star about his time in the city following last Saturday's tragedy. Williams has a connection to Arizona. His late ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Delivers News at Tucson Memorial: 'Gabby opened her eyes' - Posted January 12, 2011
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Pres. Obama Delivers News at Tucson Memorial: 'Gabby opened her eyes' - Posted January 12, 2011
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Evening News Ratings: Week of January 3 - Posted January 11, 2011
For the first full week of 2011, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a nearly 1.5 million Total Viewer lead on its closest competitor, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer," while ... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Special Reports for Tucson Shootings Moment of Silence - Posted January 10, 2011
ABC News, CBS News and NBC News will produce network special reports for the moment of silence to be held at 11amET for the victims of Saturday's massacre in Arizona. Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor ABC's coverage from Tucson. Erica H... [TVNewser]

Networks, Cablers Plan Special Coverage Sunday Night - Posted January 9, 2011
Many of the broadcast networks and cable news channels will have special coverage Sunday night, covering the aftermath of the events in Tucson, Arizona. Brian Williams is slated to anchor a special edition of "Dateline" from Tucson at 8 PM tonight on NBC. On c... [TVNewser]

Networks, Cablers Plan Special Coverage Sunday Night - Posted January 9, 2011
Many of the broadcast networks and cable news channels will have special coverage Sunday night, covering the aftermath of the events in Tucson, Arizona. Brian Williams is slated to anchor a special edition of "Dateline" from Tucson at 8 PM tonight on NBC. On c... [FishbowlLA]

More Anchors Heading to Arizona - Posted January 8, 2011
ABC's George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor tomorrow's "Good Morning America" live from the scene of the shootings in Tucson, joined by anchor Dan Harris. NBC's Lester Holt is on his way to Arizona, where he ... [TVNewser]

More People Watched Snooki and The Situation than Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric - Posted January 7, 2011
This press release just hit the inbox: MTV'S HIGHEST RATED SERIES TELECAST EVER! SEASON THREE OF"JERSEY SHORE" DELIVERS 8.45 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS FOR PREMIERE That means the show featuring Snooki, J-Woww, Sammi, Ronnie, Vinny, Pauly D, "The Situation," and a new girl whose name we haven't yet (or probably ever will) learned, scored better... [TVNewser]

As Hoda & Kathie Lee Host 'Today' on a Ellipticals, Brian Williams Enjoys a Jelly Doughnut - Posted January 7, 2011
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams headed across 49th St. to cheer on Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford as they hosted the fourth hour of the 'Today' show on treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams' Exec Producer Previews Upcoming Boehner Interview - Posted January 5, 2011
FishbowlDC caught up with Bob Epstein, Executive Producer of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, through a spokeswoman. While we are dying to know if Williams is planning to pull a ... [PRNewser]

Brian Williams' Exec Producer Previews Upcoming Boehner Interview - Posted January 5, 2011
FishbowlDC caught up with Bob Epstein, Executive Producer of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, through a spokeswoman. While we are dying to know if Williams is planning to pull a ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Nightly News to Name Fish - Posted January 4, 2011
Now that Brian Williams is done getting to second base with the TSA, it's time to get down to business: naming the newsroom's fish. The show is currently asking for suggestions on ... [FishbowlLA]

An Item Fit for a Fishbowl - Posted January 4, 2011
This is hokey, but what the hell? NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is naming its fish and wants your help. On their Facebook ... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams Groped by the TSA - Posted January 4, 2011
On "Late Show with David Letterman" last night, NBC's Brian Williams talked about recent heightened TSA screening procedures and had to admit, the TSA has gone there with him. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 27 - Posted January 4, 2011
The last week of 2010 was a strong one for the broadcast evening news programs, with all three broadcasts up week over week and year over year in total viewers. As usual, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the top program, followed by "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Sits Down with 10 Freshman Republicans Ahead of 112th Congress - Posted January 4, 2011
Diane Sawyer has lined up interviews with 10 freshman GOP congressmen & women as they head to the Hill. Sawyer will talk with: Sen. Rand Paul (KY) Sen. Mike Lee (UT) Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05) Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-01) ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Diane Sawyer Sits Down with 10 Freshman Republicans Ahead of 112th Congress - Posted January 4, 2011
Diane Sawyer has lined up interviews with 10 freshman GOP congressmen & women as they head to the Hill. Sawyer will talk with: Sen. Rand Paul (KY) Sen. Mike Lee (UT) Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05) Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-01) ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC's Brian Williams Snags John Boehner's First Interview Since Becoming Speaker of the House - Posted January 3, 2011
With the new year comes a new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner (R-OH). "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has secured the first interview with... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart, the Modern Day Edward R. Murrow? - Posted December 27, 2010
The New York Times picks up where we left off, and looks at "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart's efforts to help push the 9/11 first responders bill through Congress. ... [TVNewser]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 13 - Posted December 21, 2010
As usual, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast again last week. On ABC, "World News with Diane Sawyer" closed the gap year over year by 4% in ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams Honor Larry King - Posted December 17, 2010
As we reported last night, all three broadcast evening news anchors, along with Barbara Walters, dropped ... [TVNewser]

Who Threw the Best TV News Holiday Bash? - Posted December 17, 2010
Your TVNewsers are over at the mediabistro.com holiday lunch right now (posting will resume later). So, this is a good time to size up some of the other holiday parties. Barbara Walters and "The View" EP ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Who Threw the Best TV News Holiday Bash? - Posted December 17, 2010
Your TVNewsers are over at the mediabistro.com holiday lunch right now (posting will resume later). So, this is a good time to size up some of the other holiday parties. Barbara Walters and "The View" EP ... [FishbowlNY]

President Obama, All Three Evening News Anchors Among The Guests Wishing Larry King Farewell - Posted December 16, 2010
As promised, CNN delivered a star-studded goodbye for Larry King, who signed off for the last time on his daiy interview program this evening. As we reported, comedian Bill Maher and "American Idol" host ... [TVNewser]

Starry-Eyed: A Look At Life.com's Best Photos Of 2010 - Posted December 16, 2010
To celebrate the end of 2010, Life.com asked various celebrities and media personalities -- including Andy Richter, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Starry-Eyed: A Look At Life.com's Best Photos Of 2010 - Posted December 16, 2010
To celebrate the end of 2010, Life.com asked various celebrities and media personalities -- including Andy Richter, ... [FishbowlNY]

Jamie Kraft Jumps from CNN to NBC - Posted December 14, 2010
Jamie Kraft is leaving CNN and will join "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" as Senior Broadcast Producer. Kraft is leaving his job as Executive Producer of "American Morning" which... [TVNewser]

Tom Brokaw Fills in For Brian Roberts... er, Brian Williams, at CPJ Awards Dinner - Posted November 24, 2010
Last night the Committee to Protect Journalists held its 20th annual International Press Freedom Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was scheduled to host the evening, but... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 15 - Posted November 23, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," was #1 again last week, but was down in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo from the week prior. #2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" was up over the p... [TVNewser]

Breaking News at Midnight - Shouldn't it be Important? - Posted November 22, 2010
Midnight. It screams of shocking. Unusual. Seems that when a publication breaks news at midnight on a Friday it ought to be, well, something urgent. But on Friday at 11: 56 p.m., Politico's Amie Parnes, who is admirably dedicated to every morsel of information about the First Lady, broke the story... [FishbowlDC]

Cable Networks Carry Ceremony Awarding Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta - Posted November 16, 2010
The cable news networks carried live coverage this afternoon of the ceremony awarding the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam war. Giunta's story of "gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life," for which the medal... [TVNewser]

Here Comes the Royal Wedding Coverage: Brian Williams & Prince Charles, 'Nightline,' 'Dateline' Specials - Posted November 16, 2010
Not long after Buckingham Palace confirmed there would be a royal wedding next year of Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton, the news networks went in to high gear with Royal coverage. The three network morning shows lead with the news in their cold opens; all three dubbing it "breaking news."... [TVNewser]

NBC News: Must DVR TV? - Posted November 15, 2010
NBC News has premiered an unorthodox new ad for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams." As The New York Times' Brian Stelter report... [TVNewser]

NBC Goes Green - Posted November 11, 2010
[caption id="attachment_8809" align="alignleft" width="315" caption="Photo: Lauren Kapp, NBC Universal"][/caption] NBC Universal is celebrating its an... [PRNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 1 - Posted November 9, 2010
The week of the midterm elections was a great one for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," with the program getting a healthy bump in viewership Nov. 1-5. The "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric... [TVNewser]

Matt Taibbi On Keith Olbermann's Suspension--'Completely and Utterly Retarded' - Posted November 8, 2010
Rolling Stone journalist and FBLA favorite Matt Taibbi isn't one to hold back on his media criticism. He once threw a pie filled with ... [FishbowlLA]

Diane Sawyer Brings 'World News' to Arizona - Posted November 7, 2010
•"World News with Diane Sawyer" will originate from Phoenix this Thursday and Friday evenings. On Friday, Sawyer will be accepting the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Sawyer is the 27th recipient of the award. ... [TVNewser]

How Other Networks are Reporting Olbermann's Suspension - Posted November 6, 2010
In addition to Rachel Maddow's show, Keith Olbermann's suspension was mentioned last night on his own show with substitute host Thomas Roberts... [TVNewser]

Midterm Ratings: ABC News Tops the Broadcast Networks, But all are Down from 2006 Midterms - Posted November 4, 2010
The final numbers from the broadcast networks are in, and just as it did in the 2006 midterm elections, ABC topped the nets when it came to election coverage. That said, the ratings for all three of the network news divisions were down sharply from 2006. ABC News coverage, led by ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Oct. 25 - Posted November 2, 2010
All three broadcast evening newscasts experienced Total Viewer growth last week as more Americans tuned in ahead of the midterms and got the latest news on Friday's terror scare. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was again #1 with a 600K viewer lead over #2 "World News wit... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker at his Roast: 'I haven't felt so much love since I sat down with Steve Burke' - Posted November 1, 2010
Outgoing NBC CEO Jeff Zucker was roasted at the Center for Communication's annual luncheon today by tvnewsers ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: TV News Viewers More Engaged Today - Posted October 31, 2010
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was interviewed at the Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel New... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Asks Guests to 'Lean Forward' at Launch Party - Posted October 29, 2010
Last night MSNBC held a launch party for its "Lean Forward" branding campaign at 7 World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. Held on the 49th floor of the building, the room had floor to ceiling windows that offered a beautiful unobstructed view of the midtown skyline and a more sobering one... [TVNewser]

Networks, Cablers Cover Possible Terror Attempt - Posted October 29, 2010
All three major broadcast networks broke into regular coverage to deliver special reports on the UPS bomb scare shortly after 11:30 AM ET, joining extensive coverage by the cable news channels. ABC was first at approximately 11:37 AM, followed by NBC and CBS after 11:40 AM. The three evening news anchors handled... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on Juan Williams, Rick Sanchez: 'Media Organizations are Exerting Their Own Right to Employ or Not Employ These Folks' - Posted October 23, 2010
NBC's Brian Williams is in the Windy City today, anchoring Friday's Nightly News from along the Chicago River on a balmy October night. Williams, who serves on the Board of Directors of the ... [TVNewser]

How Did Juan Williams Factor on the Evening Newscasts? - Posted October 22, 2010
The Juan Williams NPR firing, in the context of the perception of Muslims in America as well as other journalists who've lost their jobs recently, lead two of the three evening newscasts last night: ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" with a story reported by ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: 'There is a big difference in the content you get...from the people who do this for a living' - Posted October 21, 2010
Brian Williams is adjusting to a new world of technology and new competitors: cable news, YouTube, Twitter. "Everyone has at their disposal the means to become media on the Web. That's a big change. I get it," he told TV Guide Magazine, "But ther... [TVNewser]

'Spirit Day' Turns tvnewsers Purple - Posted October 20, 2010
Millions of Americans wore purple today for 'Spirit Day' to commemorate the kids who were tormented for being or suspected of being homosexual. All day long, tvnewsers wore purple in support of this anti-bullying cause, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). TVNewser ... [TVNewser]

'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Books President Obama Days Before 'Sanity' Rally - Posted October 20, 2010
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" will be taping a week of shows from Washington DC next week, days befor... [TVNewser]

Election 2010: NBC News, MSNBC Slate Midterm Coverage Plans - Posted October 19, 2010
NBC News and MSNBC have slated their coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. On the broadcast network, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will lead coverage during the 6:30 PM newscast ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 4 - Posted October 12, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was #1 again last week, but down in both Total Viewers and younger viewers from the week before. #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" was down in Total Viewers a... [TVNewser]

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Releases App for iPhone, iPod Touch - Posted October 7, 2010
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is reporting live from your iPhone or iPod Touch, as the show's ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

This Just in to NBC News: The Latest on Liz Lemon - Posted October 1, 2010
NBC's "30 Rock" regularly features some of the other employees at the real "30 Rock," and talent from NBC news is no exception. In this week's episode, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams returns to the show, with a surprising cameo from MSNBC anchor and NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell: ... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Lead the Way at News and Documentary Emmy Awards - Posted September 28, 2010
Last night the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out this year's News and Documentary Emmy Awards. The broadcast networks, led by CBS, NBC, PBS and ABC, led the way with a combined 20 wins. The only cable news channel to take home an award was CNBC for its... [TVNewser]

Sander Vanocur on TV News today: 'I think they incite...They stir us up' - Posted September 28, 2010
It was September of 1960, and NBC News correspondent Sander Vanocur was on the campaign trail. "I was covering [Richard] Nixon in Mississippi," Vanocur tells TVNewser, "and I got a call from NBC in New York to say, 'Get to Chicago.'" He was being summoned to serve as a questioner in the... [TVNewser]

CNN Shift: CNN is Hiring - Posted September 24, 2010
An interesting side note to today's executive shakeup at CNN: the network is looking for another executive. "We will be naming an executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide to lead collaboration across all platforms and elevate CNN's unique journalism and analysi... [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]

Brian Williams Heads Home to Jersey - Posted September 23, 2010
NBC's Brian Williams, a Middletown, New Jersey native, will head to his home state tonight to lead a journalists' roundtable and to accept an award. Monmouth University is ... [TVNewser]

With Amanpour Settling In, NBC Feels Out the State of the Sunday Shows - Posted September 21, 2010
NBC News, through market research firm Vision Critical, has put out a survey asking consumers about the Sunday morning public affairs shows, with a particular focus on "Meet the Press" and ABC's "This Week," according to a copy obtained by TVNewser. There were a number of questions about the two programs, covering... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 13 - Posted September 21, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" finished in first place among the evening newscasts last week, but the broadcast, as well as "World News with Diane Sawyer" lost viewers week-to-... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: 2009-2010 Season - Posted September 21, 2010
The ratings are in the for just-completed 2009-2010 network evening news season. And when compared to 2008-2009 season, "NBC Nightly News" ABC's "World News" and the "CBS Evening News" have lost a combined 739,000 Total Viewers and a combined 338,000 A25-54 viewers. "Nightly News with Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

The Jon Hamm-Brian Williams Rivalry Gets Taken to a Creepy Level - Posted September 19, 2010
"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" last week, where he talked a little bit about his last stint hosting "Saturday Night Live." It seems Hamm starred in an "SNL" skit that was originally written for "NBC Nightly News" anchor Bria... [TVNewser]

Which Broadcasters Have the Most 'Buzz?' - Posted September 17, 2010
MarketWatch.com's Jon Friedman counts down his top 12 broadcasters that are "making a difference," or in other words: Let me put it this way. If any one of these folks walked through Michael's restauran... [TVNewser]

Yes, Brian Williams is on Twitter - Posted September 16, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has joined the Twittersphere. This is the same man who said in October, 2009: "There is nothing I need t... [TVNewser]

Stand up to Cancer Pledges Top $80M - Posted September 16, 2010
So far, more than $80 million has been pledged from the second "Stand up to Cancer" event held last week in Los Angeles. The telethon hosted by Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, and ... [TVNewser]

Edwin Newman Dies at 91 - Posted September 15, 2010
Longtime NBC News correspondent and "language cop" Edwin Newman has died. He was 91 years old. Newman was with the network for 24 years, covering politics and foreign affairs until his retirement in ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams & Jimmy Fallon Host Event Honoring.... their Future Boss? - Posted September 14, 2010
The Ad Council announced today that NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and Late Night host Jimmy Fallon (seen together ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 6 - Posted September 14, 2010
For the week of September 6, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" was the only evening newscast to be up from the week prior, though "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was still the... [TVNewser]

18.3 Million Watch 'Stand Up to Cancer' - Posted September 14, 2010
An estimated 18.3 million people watched the "Stand Up to Cancer" Telethon Friday night, which was hosted by the three network news anchors, Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

A Supreme Drops by 'Nightly News' - Posted September 13, 2010
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, whose new book Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View comes out tomorrow, stopped by NBC Nightly News today. Among other things, Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Glenn Beck, Brian Williams Praise Jon Stewart, Stewart Praises Fox News - Posted September 13, 2010
In a cover story in New York magazine, Chris Smith goes behind the scenes at "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and examines its influence in the popular culture. A... [TVNewser]

'Do Not Adjust Your Sets' as Big Three Anchors Appear on Each Others' Programs - Posted September 13, 2010
Friday evening all four major broadcast networks, along with a slew of cable channels, aired the Stand up to Cancer telethon. A few hours before the special, during the network evening newscasts, a clip featuring all three of the 6:30 PM anchors appeared at the end, asking viewers to watch the telethon. ... [TVNewser]

Rahm, Spike, Hitchens, Amanpour, Williams, Edwards to Show to The Atlantic Ideas Forum - Posted September 13, 2010
The Atlantic, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, will host its second annual Washington Ideas Forum in Washington from September 29 through October 1, 2010. Confirmed newsmakers: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Ahmed Chalabi, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, filmmaker Spike Lee,... [FishbowlDC]

Couric, Sawyer, Williams in Final Preps for 'Stand up to Cancer' - Posted September 10, 2010
Final preparations are underway in Los Angeles for "Stand up to Cancer" the multi-network special to raise awareness about the multiple forms of cancer and raise money to combat them. Spearheaded by CBS News anchor Katie Couric, the event will also be co-hosted by her network competitors Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Media Personalities Make Their 2010-2011 NFL Predictions - Posted September 10, 2010
Politics Daily reached out to a number of prominent journalists and media personalities to get their predictions for the 2010-2011 NFL season. A small selection of their picks: NBC's ... [SportsNewser]

Olbermann on Letterman, Sawyer on Kimmel, Couric on Leno - Posted September 9, 2010
In addition to Katie Couric going on Jay Leno tonight, Diane Sawyer will be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Both Couric and Sawyer will be anchoring their evening news... [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]

Church's Planned Koran Burning is Hot Topic on TV News - Posted September 8, 2010
"Nightline" led with the story last night, and today NBC's Brian Williams got reaction from Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO Commander in Afghanistan about the Gainesville, Florida ch... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Aug. 30 - Posted September 8, 2010
There was a bounce-back for the three evening newscasts last week. A week after the combined averages of "NBC Nightly News", ABC's "World News" and the "CBS Evening News" hit their lowest-ever level at 18.7 million Total Viewers, the ... [TVNewser]

GMA Summer Concert Series Posters to Benefit 'Stand up to Cancer' - Posted September 4, 2010
All summer, GMA producers have been asking the artists who performed in the 2010 Concert Series to autograph a poster on the day they performed. Now all 15 posters will are being auctioned off on eBay to benefit this Friday's Stand Up To Cancer event. Posters... [TVNewser]

Discovery Gunman Spoke to NBC News Producer During Standoff - Posted September 1, 2010
During "NBC Nighty News" this evening, Brian Williams revealed that James Lee, the gunman that held hostages at the headquarters of Discovery Communications, spoke to an NBC News producer for about 10 minutes during the standoff. Apparently a producer called Discovery's main switchboard, and Lee picked up the phone in the lobby... [TVNewser]

Friedman: Katie Couric Should Return to NBC - Posted September 1, 2010
MarketWatch media columnist Jon Friedman has a suggestion for NBC News: bring back Katie Couric when her deal with CBS expires next... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama's Oval Office Address: News Notes - Posted August 31, 2010
President Obama's second Oval Office address was carried on the four broadcast networks as well as the cable news networks tonight. On NBC, Brian Williams anchored. On ABC Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos shared the set. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 23 - Posted August 31, 2010
A less than stellar summer week for the three network evening newscasts. As we mentioned, the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" tied an all-time low. The nation's #1 newscast, "NBC Nightly News" also lost viewers during a week the show sent its star anchor ... [TVNewser]

Obama on Beck. Beck on Obama - Posted August 30, 2010
Okay. We think we have one more Glenn Beck rally story in us. This one's about what Pres. Obama said about Beck, and what Beck said about Pres. Obama. First, Pres. Obama during his interview with ... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Tries to Convince Brian Williams Not to do 'The Tonight Show' - Posted August 29, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams was on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" last week, and while their conversation was wide-ranging, the highlight was an awkward and hilarious exchange about Jay Leno. Quoth Williams: "Let's talk abou... [TVNewser]

TV News 'Brooding About Katrina' - Posted August 28, 2010
The NYTimes' Alessandra Stanley has been watching some of the coverage, so far, of the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But the puffery on most anniversary specials is mild, perhaps because there is something humbling about Katrina that abashes even the most egotistical personalities. ... [TVNewser]

Elle Asks the Important Questions of Brian Williams - Posted August 26, 2010
In a not-very-serious interview with Elle Magazine, "NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams addresses some of the, um, big issu... [TVNewser]

Obama to Deliver Iraq Oval Office Speech - Posted August 25, 2010
President Obama will deliver a primetime Oval Office address on Tuesday, August 31st. The White House formally requested airtime from the netw... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 16 - Posted August 24, 2010
The three evening newscasts saw sizable week-to-week drops last week, particularly "CBS Evening News," which as we reported earlier tied its all-time low for total viewers. "NBC Nightly News," which featured live reporting ... [TVNewser]

Williams to Interview Obama in New Orleans - Posted August 24, 2010
•Brian Williams, who is anchoring "Nightly News" from New Orleans starting Thursday, will sit down with President Obama Sunday in NOLA -- on the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall -- for an intervie... [TVNewser]

Fishbowl's Finest: Savannah Guthrie - Posted August 24, 2010
Our other beauty for today is the bright blue-eyed NBC White House Correspondent and MSNBC host of "The Daily Rundown" ... [FishbowlDC]

Some Backstory on NBC News' Iraq Reporting - Posted August 19, 2010
Richard Engel's live reporting from the military convoy out of Iraq last evening left many non-NBCers wondering: How'd they get that "exclusive?" According to reports, the major broadcast was in the works for weeks and involved a reque... [TVNewser]

Philadelphia Feeder WCAU Sends Another Anchor to the Net - Posted August 19, 2010
As the only child of a big-shot realtor, new NBC hire Kristen Welker knows the three keys to success. Location, location, location. Formerly the weekend anchor at NBC-owned WCAU in Philadelphia, Welker ... [TVNewser]

Richard Engel Reports Live from Military Convoy as Final Combat Troops Exit Iraq - Posted August 18, 2010
NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel was live at the top of "NBC Nightly News" from a stryker fighting vehicle containing the last combat troops in Iraq as they head to Kuwait, marking the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Engel, who was with the 42 Stryker Brigade, said the convoy had a... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: Katie Couric 'Always Welcome' at NBC - Posted August 18, 2010
MarketWatch.com's Jon Friedman sits down with "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams for an episode of "Media Matters." Friedman asks Williams about his count... [TVNewser]

A 'New Assignment' Means Resigned for AP Reporter - Posted August 12, 2010
Jennifer Loven, the AP's White House correspondent and an AP reporter for 18 years, is officially off the beat. She has resigned and is preparing to leave her job tomorrow. Loven (as shown here to the right of the President) will soon set up shop at th... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 2 - Posted August 10, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched newscast again last week, but #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" continues to close the gap -- now at its smallest margin of ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Remembers His Father - Posted August 9, 2010
•Over the weekend, Gordon L. Williams, the father of "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams, passed away. The younger Williams took to the Daily Nightly blog to write an obituary honoring his legacy. ... [TVNewser]

Charles Rangel Apologizes to Luke Russert Following Heated Exchange - Posted July 23, 2010
U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has apologized to NBC News Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert following a heated exchange yesterday afternoon. Yesterday, Russert asked Rangel if he was worried he would lose his job due to an ethics investigation currently underway.... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Leaving ABC for MSNBC; GMA Weekend Anchor Bill Weir Moves to 'Nightline' - Posted July 22, 2010
First on TVNewser: Big changes afoot in the TV news world. ABC News "Nightline" co-anchor Martin Bashir is leaving the network and joining NBC News. At the same time, ABC has announced Bill Weir... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams 'Congratulates' Al Roker on One Year of 'Wake Up with Al' - Posted July 20, 2010
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'Today' Wallops 'Nightly' on the Softball Field - Posted July 17, 2010
NBC's "Today" show staff delivered a 14-3 softball beat-down of their evening coworkers at "Nightly News" Monday evening. Is this really same "Today" defense that lost a 14-13 heartbreaker to CBS' "Early Show" in June?? The "Nightly" team's struggles in big game situations have been well documented on this blog. ... [TVNewser]

'GQ Brigade' Deployed to the Gulf Coast - Posted July 14, 2010
Daily Beast's Rebecca Dana writes today about ABC News' crew of male "talent" covering the oil spill in the gulf: This summer, the network has sent a boy band's assemblage of bright-eyed, sharp-tongued correspondents to the Gulf Coast, where they've broken news, landed big-get interviews and done it all in impossibly tight... [TVNewser]

FOX Joins ABC, CBS, NBC for 'Stand Up to Cancer' - Posted July 13, 2010
•FOX broadcast has announced it will join ABC, CBS, and NBC in donating an hour of primetime to the "Stand Up to Cancer" fundraiser, which is being hosted by Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric... [TVNewser]

Audio From NBC Nightly News Heard on the CBS Evening News - Posted July 10, 2010
We're pretty sure the CBS Evevning News would like to have the viewership of America's #1 evening newscast, NBC Nightly News, but this is no way to do it. In one of the weirdest things ever to occur on the evening newscasts, last night on the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric tossed... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 28 - Posted July 7, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" was the most-watched evening news program last week.* "Nightly" was the only newscast to grow week-to-week, but those numbers are likely deceiving (See note below). "CBS Evening News" dipped below the 5 million mark again and was down, week-to-week in both categories. "ABC World News" was flat in... [TVNewser]

'Nightly News,' 'Meet the Press' Return to CNBC Europe - Posted July 6, 2010
Tipsters across the pond tell us commercials are now running on CNBC Europe featuring NBC's Brian Williams telling viewers "Nightly News" will return to the channel later this month. It was pulled from the channel in April. The broadcast will air live at 11:30pm UK time / 12:30am in Central Europe. "Meet... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Forgets It's a Holiday Weekend, Shows Up For Work Anyway - Posted July 6, 2010
As most of our readers probably know, Sunday was July 4, and many offices around the country were closed yesterday due to the Holiday. One of those offices was NBC Universal, but someone forgot to tell "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams, who showed up for work an... [TVNewser]

NBC News' Capus Visits Gulf Crew - Posted June 29, 2010
NBC News president Steve Capus traveled down to the Gulf Coast earlier this week to visit the NBC talent and crew that have been reporting on the BP oil spill. We hear Capus was with the "Nightly" news team on Sunday afternoon in Venice, LA and then stopped by NBC affiliate... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Evening Newscasts Lose More than 1 Million Viewers in Past Year - Posted June 29, 2010
Even as the oil continues to gush from the sea floor, and the networks shuttle their anchors to points along the Gulf coast, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News and the CBS Evening News continue to lose viewers. All three broadcasts were down in Q2 2010 compared to the same period... [TVNewser]

'Nightly,' 'Evening News' Broadcasting from Gulf Coast - Posted June 28, 2010
•Brian Williams and "NBC Nightly News" will be in the Gulf Coast once again tonight (and tomorrow), broadcasting from Venice, LA this evening. Meanwhile, "CBS Evening News" will also be reporting from Louisiana tonight as a part of the network's ... [TVNewser]

Six Months In, Diane Sawyer's 'World News' - Posted June 28, 2010
WaPo's Howard Kurtz profiles ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer, now six months in to ... [TVNewser]

Newseum and First Amendment Center Launch "1 for All" Campaign - Posted June 26, 2010
This week the Newseum & First Amendment Center kicked off the "1 for All" campaign to educate Americans about the freedoms granted by the First Amendment. Beginning Thursday, you'll begin to see a blitz of advertisements featuring celebrities, politicians and journalists, including Brian Williams and ... [TVNewser]

Breaking Coverage: Obama Discusses Fate of General McChrystal - Posted June 23, 2010
Networks are prepping for a 1:30pmET statement from the White House Rose Garden in which the president will discuss the status of General Stanley McChrystal. CBS will be taking the statement live with Russ Mitchell anchoring. ... [TVNewser]

ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC to Carry Oval Office Address - Posted June 14, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Barack Obama will deliver his first address from the Oval Office since the start ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Channels Bruce Springsteen on Sirius XM - Posted June 11, 2010
Brian Williams is taking a little break from all that oil spill news. Today the "NBC Nightly News" anchor will play the role of DJ on Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio channel on SIRIUS XM. The New Jersey native will share personal stories about growing up as a "shore kid," (exit 114)... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 31 - Posted June 8, 2010
After a seeing a few weeks of viewership decreases, NBC and ABC grew in total viewers and in the demo last week. With Brian Williams making his 15th trip to the Gulf Coast since Katrina, "NBC Nightly News" was most-watched and marked 80 weeks as the top newscast in t... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Explains Oil Spill Gaffe - Posted June 8, 2010
On May 25, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams interviewed former Shell president John Hofmeister about a possible solution to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In the in... [TVNewser]

Gulf Oil Spill a 'Seminal Moment' For News Orgs - Posted June 7, 2010
With the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico still spewing and not showing signs of slowing down, news organizations are committing their resources to continuing to cover the story. Broadcasting & Cable's Marisa Guthrie spoke... [TVNewser]

Chunk of Pipe Makes Evening News Rounds - Posted June 7, 2010
In the ongoing effort to help viewers grasp the scale of the oil spill in the Gulf Coast, "NBC Nightly News" and "CBS Evening News" both used a large piece of pipe on the set last week to demonstrate the size of the opening. Brian Williams interviewed the pipe on Thursday and... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Newsers Back in the Gulf Region - Posted June 2, 2010
Anchors from the broadcast networks have been back on the Gulf Coast this week for more reporting on the BP oil spill and its effect on the surrounding area. From ABC's "Good Morning America," George Stephanopoulos made his first trip to the region, and weather anchor ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Receiving ASU Cronkite Award - Posted June 1, 2010
Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has announced that "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer will be the recipient of the 2010 Walter Cronkite Award f... [TVNewser]

Kate Snow Anchors Memorial Day 'Nightly' - Posted May 31, 2010
Recent NBC hire Kate Snow might have just joined the network, but she's already filling for Brian Williams. The former ABCer anchored "NBC Nightly News" this ... [TVNewser]

Now on WebNewser: NBC's Daily Nightly Blog Turns 5 - Posted May 30, 2010
Monday,May 31 marks five years for the Daily Nightly, the official blog of "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams." ... [TVNewser]

NBC's Daily Nightly Blog Celebrates 5 Years - Posted May 28, 2010
Monday May 31 "NBC Nightly News'" Daily Nightly blog will be five years old. Five years of behind the scenes information, and of course the musings of anchor Brian Williams. Timed to the fifth anniversary, NBC has redesigned the blog, with "share" f... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

President Obama Holds Oil Spill Press Conference - Posted May 27, 2010
President Obama just wrapped up his first official press conference on the Gulf Coast oil spill. It lasted about an hour. After about ten minutes of remarks, the President took questions. Up first was the AP's Jennifer Loven who asked if the President has been personally involved enough. "This has been our... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Holds Oil Spill News Conference - Posted May 27, 2010
At 12:50pmET this afternoon, President Obama held a news conference from the East Room at the White House to address the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As the AP points out, the president "held 12 full blown news conferences last year. He has held two so far this year, and... [TVNewser]

Cablers, Broadcasters Covering Obama Oil Spill Presser - Posted May 27, 2010
•CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC will all be covering President Obama's 1 p.m. news conference addressing the oil spill situation in the Gulf of Mexico. NBC has Brian Williams anchoring, CBS has Katie Couric ... [TVNewser]

Anchors Away in the Gulf of Mexico - Posted May 24, 2010
With the BP oil spill finally reaching the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico, "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric and "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer are in the region looking at the d... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Back to Slowjammin' the News - Posted May 20, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian "Brilliams" Williams returned to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" last evening to slow-jam the news about the European economy with The Roots band. Awwww yeahhhh. ... [TVNewser]

Ralph Lauren, Jenna Bush, and the Media Mob - Posted May 19, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back at my regular perch at Michael's today after a nasty bug kept me home last week. I returned to a scene buzzing with a head-spinning mix of fashion designers, famous faces, and the requisite media moguls. Don't these people ever take a day... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ralph Lauren, Jenna Bush, and the Media Mob - Posted May 19, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back at my regular perch at Michael's today after a nasty bug kept me home last week. I returned to a scene buzzing with a head-spinning mix of fashion designers, famous faces, and the requisite media moguls. Don't these people ever take a day... [FishbowlNY]

Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams Team Up - Posted May 19, 2010
"CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric, "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer, and "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Campbell Brown's CNN Run: Much Risk, Little Reward - Posted May 18, 2010
Three years ago, after a successful 11-year run at NBC News Campbell Brown jumped to CNN. It wasn't immediately clear how CNN would use their new hire, that came in to focus the following day... [TVNewser]

NBC News Prepping Cross-Network Immigration Series - Posted May 18, 2010
Following the passage of a controversial immigration law in Arizona, NBC News is preparing a cross-network examination at the state of immigration in America for May 26. The series will be spread across NBC, MSNBC, Telemundo and CNBC, and will be called by the (sadly cliche) title "A Nation Divided." NBC's... [TVNewser]

Couric, Williams, Cooper, Beck, Maddow Deliver Commencement Addresses - Posted May 17, 2010
CBS' Katie Couric, NBC's Brian Williams, and other newsers all delivered addresses at university commencement ceremonies over the weekend, imparting various forms o... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Talks Wall Street with Letterman, Quotes Neil Cavuto - Posted May 7, 2010
On CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams stopped by to describe the craziness that happened earlier in the day on Wall Street. As Williams finished his animated description, he added, "As someone said today on television this afternoon, as... [TVNewser]

Greece Protests Drive Dow Down. Biz Nets, Cable Nets go Full-Bore - Posted May 6, 2010
At 2:48pmET, as the cable news channels showed live pictures of riots in Athens, Greece, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 995 points. Several correspondents from the busi... [TVNewser]

Afghan Orphans Sing Happy Birthday to Brian Williams - Posted May 6, 2010
•A group of orphans in Afghanistan -- whom "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams profiled last year -- sent the newsman a special video for his 51st birthday. The children's orphanage was featured in a "Making a Differenc... [TVNewser]

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]

Attorney General Holds Press Conference on Bombing Attempt Suspect - Posted May 4, 2010
This afternoon, Attorney General Eric Holder held a press conference in Washington announcing that the suspect in the failed Time Square bombing attempt will face terrorism and WMD charges. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole, and NY Police Commissioner Ray Kelly also spoke. (Holder's remarks here.) The... [TVNewser]

'Nightly' to Gulf Coast - Posted May 2, 2010
•NBC's Brian Williams will anchor "Nightly News" from the Gulf Coast Monday evening. It will be his 15th trip to the region since Hurricane Katrina. Lester Holt has been in Venice, Louisiana over the weekend anchoring both "Today" and "Nightly." Update: Wil... [TVNewser]

LadyNewsers [and Brian Williams] Gather for Matrix Awards - Posted April 20, 2010
mediabistro.com's Senior Editor Donya Blaze and FishbowlNY co-editor Alex Alvarez covered the 2010 New York Women In Communications Matrix Awards yesterday. They caught up with Ann Curry, Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay, and even got Oprah honoring her BFF, former local news anchor ... [TVNewser]

Oprah Winfrey Honors 'MSF' Gayle King at NYWICI 2010 Matrix Awards - Posted April 19, 2010
You'd think Oprah Winfrey would be too bothered by a certain you-know-what to mention it at a high-profile event like New York Women in Communications' annual Matrix Awards. Yet, she says, it's her 'MSF' (mother sister friend) ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Oprah Winfrey Honors 'MSF' Gayle King at NYWICI 2010 Matrix Awards - Posted April 19, 2010
You'd think Oprah Winfrey would be too bothered by a certain you-know-what to mention it at a high-profile event like New York Women in Communications' annual Matrix Awards. Yet, she says, it's her 'MSF' (mother sister friend) ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 5 - Posted April 13, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was again the #1 evening news broadcast last week topping #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" by 780K Total Viewers. For the fourth straight week,... [TVNewser]

Who is Campbell Brown Hotter Than? - Posted April 9, 2010
After all the ... [TVNewser]

Justice John Paul Stevens to Retire - Posted April 9, 2010
The news nets reporting this morning that Justice John Paul Stevens will retire from the Supreme Court this summer. Cable networks in full coverage and ABC breaks in to regular programming for a special report anchored by Diane Sawyer. More: A courier delivered to the White Hous... [TVNewser]

Evening Newscasts Report from West Virginia Tonight - Posted April 6, 2010
Following the explosion last evening in a West Virginia mine that claimed the lives of 25 people, the ABC and CBS newscasts tonight will be anchored from the area and NBC will feature reports from WV. For ABC, ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 22 - Posted March 30, 2010
All three evening newscasts grew their viewership from the week prior. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" continues to lead the pack with a 900K+ Total ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on Brian Williams: 'Rapidly Graying, Hunched Over...' - Posted March 29, 2010
BBC World News America anchor Matt Frei spoke with NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for Frei's BBC Radio 4 programme, "Am... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Mar. 15 - Posted March 23, 2010
All three evening newscasts saw big decreases in average viewership last week compared to the week prior. "NBC Nightly News" retained the top spot, but was down 1.01 million Total Viewers. "ABC World News" was down 740,000, and "CBS Evening News" was down 910,000. The averages for all three newscasts were... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Nets Cover HCR Legislation Signing - Posted March 23, 2010
President Obama is scheduled to sign the health care reform bill, which the House voted on Sunday evening, into law later this morning. The signing is scheduled for 11:15amET in the East Room at the White House. Broadcast network special coverage: ABC ... [TVNewser]

Orphanage Founder Profiled on 'Nightly' Honored - Posted March 11, 2010
NBC anchor Brian Williams was in DC for Vital Voices' Global Leadership Awards last night, where he honored Andeisha Farid who founded the Afghanistan orphanage that was featured on "Nightly News." FishbowlDC has ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams in D.C. to Honor Afghanistan Orphanage Founder - Posted March 11, 2010
NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams was in Washington Wednesday night to honor Andeisha Farid, who founded the orphanage in Afghanistan that the program profiled on it's most recent trip. The segment aired on Oct. 30 and can be watched here. Whe... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Mar. 1 - Posted March 9, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" remained the top evening news program last week, but, predictably, lost significant viewership week-to-week following two weeks of the Winter Olympics, for which Brian Williams anchored the newscast from Vancouver. "Nightly" lost 1.8 million total viewer... [TVNewser]

'Gadahn Arrest' Creates Some Confusion - Posted March 8, 2010
Sunday afternoon, Pakistani officials identified a captured detainee as "American al-Qaida" Adam Gadahn, information quickly reported by the Associated Press and eventually by the cable nets (albeit with some hesitance). But today, the AP reports that the man arrested me... [TVNewser]

ABC's Westin Wins Award, Addresses Tough Times - Posted March 5, 2010
ABC News President David Westin received the First Amendment Leadership Award by the RTDNA (Radio TV Digital News Association) Thursday evening in Washington at the Ritz. He spoke candidly of the importance of the First Amendment and of the trying times news organizations like ABC finds itse... [FishbowlDC]

Jon Stewart Takes on Chat Roulette Coverage - Posted March 5, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlLA]

TV News Anchors Play 'Chatroulette' with Jon Stewart - Posted March 5, 2010
In a pretty phenomenal segment from last night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart sets up a chatroulette account and bumps into a bunch of newsers on their webcams. I don't want to list them and ruin the gag, but it's definitely worth watching. Enjoy! (If you don't know what "chatroulette" is,... [TVNewser]

Prominent Journalists Criticize Pluto Scientist and Author - Posted March 2, 2010
Tonight, an author who has fielded hate mail from t... [GalleyCat]

Evening News Ratings: 'Nightly' Gets Olympic Bump - Posted February 23, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" capitalized on the first week of full Olympic coverage to be the only evening newscast to grow week-to-week in Total Viewers. After ratings were boosted by some big wea... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams, Brian Williams, and Willie Geist in Vancouver - Posted February 22, 2010
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News, Not Sports, is Headline At the Start of Opening Ceremony Coverage on NBC - Posted February 12, 2010
NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver Winter games did not begin the way so many have in the past -- with celebration and hope. Instead Bob Costas and Matt Lauer opened NBC's coverage with the som... [TVNewser]

The Fishbowl Interview With Brian Williams - Posted February 12, 2010
Say hi to NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. He was recently in Washington to attend the traditional off-the-record news anchor lunch with President Obama. He has been with the network si... [FishbowlDC]

Could 'Hot Box' Be Coming to CNBC Soon? - Posted February 11, 2010
Don't be surprised if CNBC execs take a page from tonight's "30 Rock." The NBC sitcom, named for the NBC headquarters, featured actress Elizabeth Banks playing fictional CNBC anchor Avery Jessup hosting a show called "Hot Box" -- a cross between ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" ... [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]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 1 - Posted February 9, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was was the most-watched evening news program last week, averaging 10 million viewers. "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" was second and was the only ... [TVNewser]

How'd You Like to Have Derek Jeter in your Bar Mitzvah Video? - Posted February 9, 2010
CNBC's Mark Hoffman knows TV. He also know a lot of people. He's combining his knowledge of both for a video for his son's bar mitzvah later this month. According to Page Six, the video will include NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on Nightly News: 'It's as Straight Down the Middle as they Come and we Struggle Mightily to do that Each Day' - Posted February 8, 2010
The AP's David Bauder talks with NBC Newsman Brian Williams and NBC Newsboss Steve Capus about the bright spot at NBC these days -- the news division. Both the "Today" show and Williams' fl... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Jan. 25 - Posted February 2, 2010
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was #1 again last week, but was down 200K viewers from the week before, but stayed above the 10 million mark. ABC World News with Diane Sawyer was flat w... [TVNewser]

Henry Stalks Anchors on POTUS's Off-Record Lunch - Posted January 27, 2010
CNN 's senior White House correspondent Ed Henry played reporter today with national news anchors who lunched with President Obama today in a traditional off-... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Delivers 2010 State of the Union Address - Posted January 27, 2010
Tonight, the State of the Union address by President Obama on Congress is being broadcast on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, CSPAN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and MSNBC as well as the Spanish language networks. Network coverage plans: broadcast, ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Walks into CNN Live Shot After WH Lunch - Posted January 27, 2010
Awaiting President Obama's State of the Union, CNN White House Correspondent Ed Henry kept himself entertained between reporting today by ambush-interviewing Wolf Blitzer and John King as they came out of ... [TVNewser]

Anchors Attend White House Lunch Ahead of SOTU - Posted January 27, 2010
Today, news anchors join President Obama at the White House for the usual off-the-record lunch before the State of the Union address. TVNewser has confirmed that ABC's Diane Sawyer, CBS' ... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Broadcast Networks - Posted January 26, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress just after 9pmET. Gov. Bob McDonnell will provide the GOP response. Here are the special coverage plans we're hearing for the broadcast networks. ABC News' ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Stay Focused on Haiti, Not 'The Sideshow' of Late Night - Posted January 21, 2010
If Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien were to suddenly relocate to Haiti, Steve Capus would need a defibrillator. Thus far, NBC News chief Capus has been able to sidestep the network's nasty late-night melodrama to focus on the earthquake disaster in Haiti. ... [TVNewser]

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]

Evening News Ratings: NBC Draws Most Viewers During Haiti - Posted January 20, 2010
The first week of 2010 brought in a huge combined average of 27 million viewers between the three network newscasts. All three saw a decrease from the previous week, but together drew an av... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams to Speak at Notre Dame Commencement - Posted January 17, 2010
Brian Williams will be the main commencement speaker at the Univerity of Notre Dame on May 15. He'll also receive an honorary degree. "Mr. Williams is one of this country's most respected and trusted journalists, and we are absolutely delighted that he has accepted our invitation," said... [TVNewser]

Covering Haiti - Posted January 15, 2010
It would be impossible to touch upon the many ways in which different media outlets are covering the tragedy unfolding in Haiti after this week's earthquake. But while some outlets, like The New York Post, are ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Covering Haiti - Posted January 15, 2010
It would be impossible to touch upon the many ways in which different media outlets are covering the tragedy unfolding in Haiti after this week's earthquake. But while some outlets, like The New York Post, are ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening Newscasts Report from Haiti Again Tonight - Posted January 15, 2010
ABC's "World News," CBS' "Evening News," and NBC's "Nightly News" are planning to return to half-hour broadcasts tonight. Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and ... [TVNewser]

Nets to Carry Obama Statement on Haiti - Posted January 15, 2010
Pres. Obama will be speaking on the U.S. response to the earthquake in Haiti scheduled for 1pmET. The four broadcast networks will carry the statement and offer coverage to affiliates. Brian Williams, Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer are in Port-a... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Spots LA County Firefighters on the Ground - Posted January 15, 2010
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The FishbowlDC Interview With Savannah Guthrie - Posted January 15, 2010
Say hello to Savannah Guthrie. She is one of NBC's two White House correspondents and co-host of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" each morning at 9 a.m. alongside the network's other White Ho... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Broadcast Nets Extend Haiti Again Tonight - Posted January 14, 2010
For the second night in a row, ABC "World News" and NBC "Nightly News" will broadcast for an hour as the networks continue to feature extended coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. (Update: CBS tells us "Evening News" will also be extended to an hour.) NBC's Brian Williams and CBS' ... [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]

Williams to Clooney: "It's Driving Me Crazy Where I've Heard Your Name Before" - Posted January 13, 2010
NBC's Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, and D.C. bureau chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Gupta Interviews Haitian President at Airport - Posted January 13, 2010
CNN's Sanjay Gupta is among the numerous reporters who traveled to Haiti today. This afternoon he snagged a quick low-resolution interview with Haitian President Rene Preval at the Port-au-Prince airport. A shaken Preval told Gupta that the palace had collapsed and he didn't know where he would sta... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Describes the Scene in Port-au-Prince - Posted January 13, 2010
Here's where having a cable news channel can help your broadcast network anchor get on the air first. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and his team arrived in quake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti around 2:45pmET. Minutes later he was patched into the MSNBC cont... [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]

Evening News Ratings: 27 Million Watch During Week One of '10 - Posted January 12, 2010
The three evening newscasts are starting 2010 on a high note as Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

McGwire News Gets Personal for Williams - Posted January 12, 2010
•"Because this is a family broadcast, we probably can't say what we'd like to about the news today that Mark McGwire ... stopped lying," NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams said as he reported McGwire's confession of steroid use during the record breaking summer... [TVNewser]

NBC Newsers Meet the Press at TCA - Posted January 11, 2010
NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams was in Los Angeles this weekend for the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour along with his boss, NBC News president ... [TVNewser]

Tina Fey, Sheryl Crow 2010 Matrix Honorees - Posted January 11, 2010
Sorry, sometimes we can't help the clever headlines: New York Women in Communications, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women in all communications disciplines, today announced the honorees for the annual Matrix Awards. The Matrix Awards has for 30 years celebrated strong women in the field of media and communication, and on... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tina Fey, Sheryl Crow 2010 Matrix Honorees - Posted January 11, 2010
Sorry, sometimes we can't help the clever headlines: New York Women in Communications, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women in all communications disciplines, today announced the honorees for the annual Matrix Awards. The Matrix Awards has for 30 years celebrated strong women in the field of media and communication, and on... [FishbowlNY]

The Simpsons' 20th Anniversary Special - Posted January 11, 2010
Now here's what we've been waiting for our whole lives - Dan Rather and ... [FishbowlLA]

Imagine Watching Larry King in 152 Glorious Inches - Posted January 10, 2010
...or Katie Couric, Bill O'Reilly, Brian Williams... you get the idea. We stopped by the Panasonic booth to check out this 152" plasma HDTV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This is a prototype and may never go on sale to the publi... [TVNewser]

President to Deliver Statement on Airline Security Report - Posted January 7, 2010
President Obama is expected address the nation this afternoon at 3pmET, following the White House's release of an unclassified, preliminary report of the Christmas day attempted bombing. The president will likely discuss the report's findings and recommendations. ABC, CBS, and NBC will have special reports and carry the statemen... [TVNewser]

Reel Journalism: Brian Williams and Absence of Malice - Posted January 6, 2010
NBC Nightly News' ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC, NBC, CBS to Carry Obama Statement on Homeland Security Meeting - Posted January 5, 2010
The three networks will produce special reports as Pres. Obama makes remarks after meeting this afternoon with 20 homeland security and law enforcement officials at the White House. The group is discussing the glitches which allowed a Nigerian man to smuggle explosives onto Northwest Flight 253 and an attempt to blow... [TVNewser]

TIME Readers Have 10 Questions for Brian Williams - Posted December 30, 2009
Here are two: How do you expect TV journalism to change in the next five years? - Debra Turner, New York CityI've seen a lot of death notices come and go about what I do for a living. Not only are we still standing... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: NBC Tops 'World News' in Sawyer's First Week - Posted December 29, 2009
Diane Sawyer made her ABC "World News" debut last Monday, and 8.97 million total viewers (2.41 million in the A25-54 demo) tuned in to watch that night. Charlie Gibson... [TVNewser]

ABC, NBC to Carry Pres. Obama Statement on Flight 253 Terror Attempt - Posted December 28, 2009
TVNewser has learned ABC's Diane Sawyer and NBC's Brian Williams will anchor special reports this afternoon for their networks as Pres. Obama makes remarks about stepped up airport security after the attempted attack on Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day. CBS News tells us they will monitor and cover on CBSNews.com. The... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Highlights '5 Stories to Celebrate' from 2009 - Posted December 28, 2009
You may have seen NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams on the cover of USA Weekend yesterday. Inside, Williams highlights five news stories to celebrate from 2009. They ra... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie Lands on Odd LA Times List - Posted December 28, 2009
It's nice to be a 2010 face to watch (unless of course your surname is Woods, Edwards or Sanford). But it's hard to grasp the sense of the LA Times's 19 "Faces to Watch in 2010". First, a list of 19 people? Second, who lands on a list with Ellen... [FishbowlDC]

2009 TVNewser Poll Results: Brian Williams #1 - Posted December 24, 2009
We continue providing the results from a round of polls we asked on Dec. 31, 2008. One of the questions we asked was, By This Time Next Year Which Network News Broadcast Will Be #1? 59% of you said NBC "Nightly News with Brian Williams" would remain in first place. It is.... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Ed Schultz on the Move - Posted December 22, 2009
As Newscast Studio noticed, MSNBC's "The Ed Show," hosted by Ed Schultz, is no longer originating from the primary MSNBC set, but has moved upstairs to a smaller, single-camera studio known... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: 8.96 Million Tune In for Gibson's Final Broadcast - Posted December 22, 2009
It was Charlie Gibson's last week at "World News," but ABC's average for the five days still came in second to NBC's "Nightly News." All three newscasts were down week-to-week and ... [TVNewser]

Early Numbers for Diane Sawyer's 'World News' Debut - Posted December 22, 2009
According to Fast Affiliate Nielsen data, ABC averaged 8.934 million Total Viewers between 6:30-7pm last night. NBC averaged 9.305 million and CBS averaged 5.946 million. This data reflects viewing from 6:30-7:00pm. In some markets, the evening newscasts do not air at 6:30pmET/PT (5:30pmCT/MT). The national numbers released next Tuesday will be a... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams to Have Canadian Competiton During Olympics... From Brian Williams - Posted December 21, 2009
When NBC's Brian Williams heads to Vancouver in February to cover the 2010 Winter Olympics for "Nightly News", he'll have some competition from the Bob Costas of Canada -- whose name happens to b... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson Signs Off ABC 'World News' - Posted December 18, 2009
This evening was Charlie Gibson's final broadcast on ABC's "World News." Gibson announced he would be retiring from the program and fro... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Leaves 30 Rock to Tape "30 Rock" - Posted December 16, 2009
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams left the real 30 Rock today to film a scene of the TV show "30 Rock." Insiders tell us Williams was at the studios of NY1, which was supposed to be the studios of CNBC. But NY1 is on the west side of Manhattan, while the... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Dec. 7 - Posted December 15, 2009
In Charles Gibson's second-to-last week as anchor of "World News," he drew 8.8M Total Viewers, up 500,000 from the week prior, but still more than a million behind NBC Nightly News with Brian Wi... [TVNewser]

Rick Sanchez on 'Wait Wait' - Posted December 11, 2009
•CNN's Rick Sanchez taped his appearance on NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" where he will be the featured guest Saturday (Dec. 12). NBC's Brian Williams ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on Comcast Deal: 'So This is My Fault' - Posted December 4, 2009
The LATimes' Joe Flint has a brief readout on Jeff Zucker's town hall meeting yesterday at 30 Rock with his soon-to-be new bosses from Comcast: the Roberts -- father and son -- Comcast COO Steve Burke, to... [TVNewser]

"His Girl Friday" On a Tuesday - Posted December 2, 2009
Clooney and Roberts. Cokie and Steve Roberts agree: as journalists who are married and work together, the secret to their success is to "edit... gently." Both discussed Howard Hawks' 1... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams On Five Years At Nightly's Helm: 'My Life Has Far Surpassed My Wildest Dreams' - Posted December 2, 2009
It was on this day five years ago — December 2, 2004 — that Brian Williams took over the NBC Nightly News desk, succeeding Tom Brokaw. "Whatever success we have enjoyed over these five yea... [TVNewser]

More Secretaries Gates & Clinton Interviews - Posted December 2, 2009
More interview information via Playbook: After today's hearings, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will do interviews with NBC's Brian Williams and CBS' Katie Couric. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will sit down with ABC'ss Charlie Gibson... [FishbowlDC]

Plans for Obama's Afghanistan Address - Posted December 1, 2009
Tonight, all of the news networks -- broadcast and cable -- will be carrying President Obama's 8pmET address to the nation from West Point. Here are the coverage plans we have so far. Check out FishbowlDC's comprehensive list for more. ... [TVNewser]

Cochran, Westin, Williams Honored - Posted November 27, 2009
The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) will honor RTDNA President Emeritus Barbara Cochran at the 20th Anniversary First Amendment Awards Dinner in March. Cochran, who is married to ABC Newsman ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Knew Something Was Up with the White House Party Crashers - Posted November 26, 2009
So, how do two people get into the White House when they're not supposed to be there? Balls, mostly. Virginia couple Michaele and Tareq Salahi are the focus of a Secret Service investigation, looking at the breach of security that allowed the uninvi... [TVNewser]

Politico's Partylicious Pool Report - Posted November 25, 2009
Perhaps the most "unique" pool report ever was distributed by Politico's Nia-Malika Henderson last night from the White House State Dinner. All of the "fabulousness" is posted below. My favorite parts? The self-pimp and "shout out" near the end. From: Nia-Malika Henderson Sent: Tue Nov 24 22:40:53 2009 Subject: Final Booksellers Pool... Apologies for this... [FishbowlDC]

Confirmed: Pres. Obama Primetime Address Tuesday - Posted November 25, 2009
Pres. Barack Obama will unveil his plan for Afghanistan, including a decision about a U.S. troop increase, during a primetime speech Tuesday night. MSNBC.com reports the address will originate from West Point at 8pmET. We're checking with the broadcast networks to see who will be carrying the president's remarks. > Updates: • 11:45am: NBC... [TVNewser]

The Guest List is Out... - Posted November 24, 2009
So Oprah's not going, but Gayle King is. Tonight's State Dinner guest list has been released by the White House! We told you earlier about Katie Couric, Brian Williams,... [FishbowlDC]

So, What's for State Dinner? - Posted November 24, 2009
Pic from @markknoller by CBS News' Frank Thorp Some of news media's biggest names will attend tonight's State Dinner at the White House. We told you earlier that CBS' Katie Couric was on the guest list and ... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Nov.16 - Posted November 24, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was #1 evening newscast last week and it's the only network evening newscast to show year-to-year growth. All three broadcasts were down week-to-week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. • Total Viewers: NBC: 9,022,000... [TVNewser]

Which Newsers will be at Tonight's State Dinner? - Posted November 24, 2009
CBS' Katie Couric, ABC's Robin Roberts, and NBC's Brian Williams are among... [TVNewser]

Couric Makes Cut for State Dinner - Posted November 24, 2009
FishbowlDC hears that CBS' Katie Couric is at the White House today...and also on the guest list for tonight's State Dinner. >>MORE: TVNewser adds ABC's Robin Roberts and NBC's Brian Williams to the list. There have also been rumors of ... [FishbowlDC]

Williams Receives Cronkite Award - Posted November 20, 2009
As we mentioned, NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams was in Arizona this week ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Nov. 9 - Posted November 18, 2009
The "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" put up its best numbers in more than 9 months last week (week of Feb. 2). And ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Coaching Journalism's Gen Next - Posted November 18, 2009
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is doing more than just picking up another award during his trip to Arizona this week. Today, he is receiving the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism at ASU, but yesterday he and his boss coached the next generation of journalists. Williams and NBC News... [TVNewser]

Williams Anchors from Out of Town, Appears on 'Ellen' - Posted November 17, 2009
Last night, NBC's Brian Williams anchored "Nightly News" from the NBC News Los Angeles bureau while he spends some time on the west coast this week. Williams will ... [TVNewser]

Williams to Receive Cronkite Award - Posted November 16, 2009
•Arizona State University will present NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams with its 2009 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism this Wednesday. CBS "Evening News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Williams Helps Honor Vets at Gala - Posted November 11, 2009
FishbowlNY has the info on last night's "Heroes Gala" held at Gotham Hall in NYC by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian W... [TVNewser]

Vets Honored By Media At IAVA's Annual Gala - Posted November 11, 2009
Veteran and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez honored at last night's Heroes Gala Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup You've seen the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vets Honored By Media At IAVA's Annual Gala - Posted November 11, 2009
Veteran and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez honored at last night's Heroes Gala Photo: Brad Barket/PictureGroup You've seen the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (... [FishbowlNY]

Memorial Service in Fort Hood, Texas - Posted November 10, 2009
This afternoon, the memorial service was held in Fort Hood, Texas to remember those who were killed in the shootings last week. Here's how it looked across the cable nets as everyone waited for the official start: Update: Official procession began at 2:39p... [TVNewser]

Plans for Fort Hood Memorial - Posted November 10, 2009
This afternoon, broadcast and cable nets will be providing live coverage of the Fort Hood memorial service in Texas and President Obama's remarks. Here are some of their plans: Wolf Blitzer (in D.C.) and ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Leaves 30 Rock for "30 Rock" - Posted November 6, 2009
NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams made his acting debut returned to "30 Rock" playing himself, (and playing Nicky Mortarulo of Scotch Plains, NJ) last night. He was in two short scenes. Here's one of them: ... [TVNewser]

Cablers Cover Shooting at Fort Hood - Posted November 5, 2009
In the 3pmET hour, the cable networks all covered breaking news of a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas near a soldier readiness processing center. (AP story) Early reports had casualties at 7 dead and 20 injured. One suspect was in custody and two others were at large. > Update: As of an Army... [TVNewser]

Nightly News Inflates Iran Reporting - Posted November 5, 2009
On NBC Nightly News last night, Brian Williams introduced a story about a flare-up in violence in Tehran related to the 30th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis by saying, "We get more from NBC News Tehran bureau chief Ali Arouzi, the only journalist working for an American broadcaster who is... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Oct. 26 - Posted November 3, 2009
NBC "Nightly News" was again #1 last week as Brian Williams anchored the newscast for several days from Afghanistan. "Nightly" added 220K Total Viewers week-to-week. ABC's "World News" also increased week-to-week, adding 260K Total Viewers. NBC and ABC also added vi... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: 'A Non-Fiction Person in a Non-Fiction Line of Work' - Posted November 2, 2009
Brian Williams last week reporting from Afghanistan. (Photo: Subrata De/NBC News) In a Q&A with the New York Post, NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: 'You've Really Got to WANT to Cover This Story' - Posted October 30, 2009
In a email Q&A with the Huffington Post from Afghanistan, NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams discusses his recent experience there and his experience covering the war. Writing from a "dimly-lit roo... [TVNewser]

David Gregory Subs for Brian Williams on Jay Leno - Posted October 29, 2009
Because of the escalation of violence in Afghanistan over the past few days, NBC's Brian Williams didn't think it appropriate to be on "The Jay Leno Show" last night, so "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory pinch hit for the 10@10 segment. ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Charlie Rose, Dan Abrams & The Rain-Soaked Usual Suspects - Posted October 28, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The biblical rain kept most of the moguls and media mavens away today. So, rather than people watch, I passed the time by flipping through the latest issue of Avenue featur... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Charlie Rose, Dan Abrams & The Rain-Soaked Usual Suspects - Posted October 28, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The biblical rain kept most of the moguls and media mavens away today. So, rather than people watch, I passed the time by flipping through the latest issue of Avenue featur... [FishbowlNY]

Summer Wilkie Joins NBC News as Senior Manager, Communications - Posted October 28, 2009
First on PRNewser: Summer Wilkie has joined the NBC News team as Senior Manager, Communications. Wilkie is overseeing the PR for "Nightly News with Brian Williams," among... [PRNewser]

Volkswagen First To Launch New Model Solely Via iPhone Application (And Some PR) - Posted October 28, 2009
If you're looking for marketing around Volkswagen's new GTI car, you'll only be able to find it on the iPhone. And of course, the slew of media coverage the brand has received for launching its latest model only on the iPhone. ... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.27.09 - Posted October 27, 2009
Ain't interactive media just grand? The ladies of the Reliable Source interact with their commenters. Ah, the irony... What we know and what we're reading this Tuesday... TV | NEWSPAPERS | WEST WING REPORTAGE | ... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams to Report from Afghanistan - Posted October 26, 2009
NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will return to Afghanistan this week. He will file a report for tomorrow's "Nightly News" broadcast and will report live starting Wednesday through the rest of the week. Williams ... [TVNewser]

CBS' Harry Smith on 'Prairie' - Posted October 23, 2009
•We already told you about NBC's Brian Williams appearing on the live taping of NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." Now, CBS "Early Show" anchor Harry Smith... [TVNewser]

Lunch: A Smiling Anna Wintour, Hungry Brian Williams, & A Tasty Mogul Stew - Posted October 21, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE They were dishing like it was 1999 today at Michael's where it was SRO at the bar and in the lounge and filled with movers and shakers of every stripe in the dining room. I got a serious case of whiplash trying to keep track of it all. Between... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: A Smiling Anna Wintour, Hungry Brian Williams, & A Tasty Mogul Stew - Posted October 21, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE They were dishing like it was 1999 today at Michael's where it was SRO at the bar and in the lounge and filled with movers and shakers of every stripe in the dining room. I got a serious case of whiplash trying to keep track of it all. Between... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List 10.20.09 - Posted October 20, 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. What we know and what we're reading this Tuesday m... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams: 'We Don't Wait; We Attack' - Posted October 19, 2009
In an interview with B&C's Marisa Guthrie, NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams discussed twitter, accuracy in journalism, his program's success, and the current news landscape. An exc... [TVNewser]

Bon Jovi Gets 'Uncommon' Promo Deal With NBC - Posted October 15, 2009
Most publicists would consider it a success to book a client [especially a non-A-lister] on a few national TV appearances. Jon Bon Jovi, on the other hand is getting an entire network. TVNewser ... [PRNewser]

Bon Jovi's Unusual Arrangement with NBC - Posted October 15, 2009
Jon Bon Jovi is coming to NBCU in a multi-network arrangement. For the next two months he'll be an "artist in residence" while promoting ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Oct. 5 - Posted October 13, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams had a 780K Total Viewer lead over #2 World News with Charles Gibson, while Gibson's program topped #2 CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

News Notes: Wolf, Gretchen, BriWi & Levi - Posted October 7, 2009
• CNN's Wolf Blitzer emceed "The Hope Affair," benefiting the American Kidney Fund last night at the Newseum. Back at work, Blitzer hosted comedian Lewis Black in the "Situation Room" this evening. • Fox News' Gretchen Carlson makes... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams Hosts Comedy Show|PR Bloggers With Traffic|Jon & Kate Plus 8 Update|Five Ways To Save Magazines - Posted October 7, 2009
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspan=�... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams Hosts Comedy Show|PR Bloggers With Traffic|Jon & Kate Plus 8 Update|Five Ways To Save Magazines - Posted October 7, 2009
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspan=�... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams Hosting 'Stand Up for Heroes' Event - Posted October 7, 2009
On Wednesday, November 4th, the NY Comedy Festival will host its "Stand Up for Heroes" event, a comedy show benefiting the Bob Woodruff Foundation. NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will host and Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., and... [TVNewser]

Imus at FBN: 'I'm More Likely to Believe Shep Smith than Katie Couric or Brian Williams' - Posted October 4, 2009
Don Imus is back on TV. (Yes, he was on RFD-TV, but even he says his move to Fox Business Network is, "the difference between being on television and being on an Etch A Sketch.") Imus talked with WaPo's Howard Kurtz about joining a team that includes ... [TVNewser]

News Notes: Media Types and Pols at "First Draft of History" - Posted October 2, 2009
• Today's schedule at the Atlantic's "First Draft of History," Washington's Ideas Forum at the Newseum... CNBC's Maria Bartiromo interviews Larry Summers, Jacob Weisberg interviews Brian Schweitzer, Howard Fineman interviews ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.02.09 - Posted October 2, 2009
Late night newspapers sales outside Five Guys in Georgetown. Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? ... [FishbowlDC]

Covering Comcast/NBCU - Posted October 1, 2009
While most of the TV news coverage on the Comcast/NBCU deal was reported on CNBC, Fox Business mentioned it throughout the day as well, including on "Happy Hour" with Cody Willard asking, "Why does an industrial company want to own a broadcast network and... [TVNewser]

"First Draft of History" Today and Tomorrow at Newseum - Posted October 1, 2009
Today and tomorrow you'll see the likes of David Petraeus, Steve Schmidt and David Axelrod, as well as journos like Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams and Chris Wallace, milling around the Newseum for the Atlantic's first-ever "First Dr... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Moran, Crowley, Sawyer... - Posted September 30, 2009
> ABC's Terry Moran, along with actress Cheryl Hines and Assistant Secretary of Labor Kathy Martinez, will participate in the United Cerebral Palsy "60 Years and Onward" Celebration tonight at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 21 - Posted September 29, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was again the #1 evening newscast last week with a +450K lead over #2 ABC "World News." And while NBC and ABC were down week to week in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo, the CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

"You Look Like You Were Suffering Over There" - Posted September 24, 2009
Things are getting chaotic in Pittsburgh on the eve of the G-20 summit. NBC's Brian Williams, anchoring "Nightly News" from Pittsburgh, closed his show with, "On behalf of our protester with the bullhorn, have a good night." CNN correspondent Brian Todd was hit with what's believed to be either tear gas... [TVNewser]

U.S. Newsers Interview World Leaders - Posted September 23, 2009
With the U.N. General Assembly meeting in full swing, the tvnewsers have had access to some major world figures this week: Katie Couric sat down with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran this morning for an interview that will air this evening. ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Lex, RTNDF, Champion - Posted September 22, 2009
> The Financial Times' Lex opinion columnists will now be appearing on Bloomberg TV to expand on each day's commentary. > More awards: The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation will be honoring CBS News Radio VP Harvey Nagler, ABC News President ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 14 - Posted September 22, 2009
After dropping to second place during the Labor Day week, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was back on top of the evening news race with a +710K lead over ABC "World News" and a nearly 3 million Total Viewer lead over third place "CBS Evening News." It was the firs... [TVNewser]

Enough About the Future of Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson -- What About Brian Williams? - Posted September 21, 2009
Washington Whispers asked former CBS Evening News anchor Bob Schieffer who might make a good replacement for -- not ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams to Anchor from Pittsburgh for G-20 - Posted September 18, 2009
NBC's Brian Williams will anchor "Nightly News" from Pittsburgh, PA next week during the G-20 summit. WH correspondents Chuck Todd and Sa... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.18.09 - Posted September 18, 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. What know and what we're reading this Friday morni... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 7 - Posted September 16, 2009
The week after his retirement was announced, Charlie Gibson was back on top of the evening news ratings. ABC's "Wo... [TVNewser]

President Carter Comment Quickly Spreads - Posted September 16, 2009
In an interview with NBC's Brian Williams on "Nightly News" for a longer piece that will air at a later date, former President Jimmy Carter reflected: I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 31 - Posted September 9, 2009
Last week, NBC's "Nightly News" was most watched in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Brian Williams was in California covering the wildfires for part of the week, including Wednesday evening when "Nightly" posted its best single day margin of victory since the beginning of August. Once again, ABC's ratings... [TVNewser]

Gathering for the Walter Cronkite Memorial Service - Posted September 9, 2009
Outside at Lincoln Center, prior to the Walter Cronkite memorial service.At this hour, a veritable who's who of journalists, political figures, and other newsmakers are either on their way to Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York — or have arrived there by now — for the public memorial... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama's Address to Joint Session: ABC, CBS, NBC to Carry - Posted September 4, 2009
We told you earlier that the President would address a joint session of Congress Wednesday evening at 8pmET. We now know that there will be a Republican response to follow. Networks- who's carrying it? TVNewser reports... ABC - will carry the joint session and the GOP response with Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos... [FishbowlDC]

ABC, CBS, NBC to Carry Obama & GOP Response; FOX Unlikely - Posted September 4, 2009
It's official. Pres. Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday is set for 8pmET, with a Republican response to follow. The cable news channels will give extensive coverage to both. As for the broadcast nets: ABC - will carry the joint session and the GOP response with Charlie Gibson... [TVNewser]

Time: Jay Leno Is The Future Of TV - Posted September 3, 2009
If you can't wait for Jay Leno to change the face of primetime television when "The Jay Leno Show" debuts on September 14, Time magazine has you covered. This week's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Time: Jay Leno Is The Future Of TV - Posted September 3, 2009
If you can't wait for Jay Leno to change the face of primetime television when "The Jay Leno Show" debuts on September 14, Time magazine has you covered. This week's ... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: NBC, ABC, CNBC... - Posted September 2, 2009
> Brian Williams will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from the site of the Station Fire in Southern California again tonight. On the "Daily Nightly" blog, Williams posted a video after his arrival yesterday. > ABC News announced the expansion of ... [TVNewser]

Charlie's Out, Diane's In: What People Are Saying - Posted September 2, 2009
• Diane Sawyer herself: "There is no one like Charlie Gibson and it is an enormous honor to be asked to join the terrific broadcast he and the great team of journalists have built at World News. Until then, I'll be getting up early and spending mornings, as always, counting myself... [FishbowlDC]

Gibson Retires, Sawyer to 'World News': Statement from Brian Williams - Posted September 2, 2009
TVNewser has received a statement from NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams about Charlie Gibson's retirement from "World News" and the announcement that ... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson Retires, Diane Sawyer To Take Over "World News" - Posted September 2, 2009
There will be a big change at one network's evening news desk starting next year. ABC News announced today that Charles Gibson, who has anchored the news channel's "World News" nightly ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Charlie Gibson Retires, Diane Sawyer To Take Over "World News" - Posted September 2, 2009
There will be a big change at one network's evening news desk starting next year. ABC News announced today that Charles Gibson, who has anchored the news channel's "World News" nightly ... [FishbowlNY]

Gibson Retires, Sawyer to 'World News': By The Numbers - Posted September 2, 2009
When Charlie Gibson took over "World News Tonight," (as it was still known then) in May 2006, he began to give perennial #1 evening news broadcast "NBC Nightly News" and its newish anchor ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.01.09 - Posted September 1, 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]

'Nightly' Travels to LA for Wildfires - Posted September 1, 2009
Tonight, NBC's Brian Williams will anchor "Nightly News" from the lines of the wildfires in Southern California. "Nightly'"will broadcast from the command center at Lakeview Terrace in Los Angeles County, which is the center of the coordination effort for f... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Newseum, Weddings, Fox Biz Tennis - Posted August 31, 2009
> WaPo reports that the Newseum will host an event entitled "First Draft of History" in October, bringing together media and administration officials on the record. Newsers set to appear include: "Charlie Gibson and Brian ... [TVNewser]

"First Draft of History" Event Announced - Posted August 31, 2009
Invitations for the "First Draft of History," a Newseum event sponsored by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute are being extended today. The invite-only, all on-the-record event will include interviews and panel discussions with folks like Larry Summers, Janet Napolitano, ... [FishbowlDC]

Kennedy Funeral: Quotes from the Morning - Posted August 29, 2009
During today's funeral Mass coverage for Sen. Kennedy, there was ample time for newsers to add their own color to the proceedings. We've collected a small sample of the quotes we heard that supplemented this morning's coverage as we flipped between networks. Shepard Smi... [TVNewser]

Kennedy Coverage on TV Tonight and Tomorrow - Posted August 28, 2009
Tonight a "Celebration of Life Memorial Service" will be held for Senator Ted Kennedy at the JFK Library in Boston. Saturday, the Senator's funeral services will be held in Boston and in Arlington National Cemetery. Here's how it will be covered (via TVNewser): CNN: Beginning at 7pmET, Campbell Brown and Wolf Blitzer... [FishbowlDC]

Kennedy Funeral : Broadcast Network Plans - Posted August 28, 2009
And here are some the early details of how Sen. Kennedy's funeral mass in Boston and burial service in Arlington National Cemetery will be covered by the broadcast networks tomorrow: Saturday morning, Kate Snow will anchor "GMA" from the JFK Library in Boston. A... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.27.09: A Kennedy Edition - Posted August 27, 2009
Good Morning FBDC! Check out front pages of the country's newspapers at newseum.org. NEWS NOTES | NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ... [FishbowlDC]

Network News Plans for Kennedy - Posted August 26, 2009
Tonight, the network news anchors will devote much of their evenings to reporting on Sen. Edward Kennedy's passing. Here's where they will be: ... [TVNewser]

Sen. Kennedy Evening Specials - Posted August 26, 2009
Here is the rundown of specials that will air tonight following Senator Edward Kennedy's passing: At 7pmET, CNN will air the HBO documentary "Teddy in His Own Words," which "chronicles Senator Kennedy's remarkable life from his childhood through his speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention." The two-hour special will be hosted... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 17 - Posted August 25, 2009
NBC Nightly News was #1 again last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo, with Lester Holt, Ann Curry and David Gregory in for Brian Williams. ... [TVNewser]

Williams to Host B&C Hall of Fame - Posted August 24, 2009
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been named the host of Broadcasting & Cable's 19th Annual Hall of Fame dinner. ... [TVNewser]

Remembering Don Hewitt: "Don was Among the First to Realize: Television without Context Amounts to Pictures with Noise" - Posted August 19, 2009
Statements from TV news executives on the death of Don Hewitt: • CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves:"In the history of journalism, there have been few who were as creative, dynamic and versatile as Don Hewitt. The depth and breadth of his accomplishments ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 10 - Posted August 18, 2009
The summer slump may be ending for the evening newscasts. All three shows were up in the demo, while ABC World News and CBS Evening News also grew in Total Viewers week-to-week. NBC Nightly News shed 200K Total Viewers week-to-week, still finishing first in both categories. World News with Charles Gibson topped... [TVNewser]

Media Softball: Daily Show Defeats NBC Nightly News - Posted August 11, 2009
TVNewser has an important report from the field today. The softball field, that is. Last night, Kevin Allocca trudged all the way to the west side to cover an epic softball battle b... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Media Softball: Daily Show Defeats NBC Nightly News - Posted August 11, 2009
TVNewser has an important report from the field today. The softball field, that is. Last night, Kevin Allocca trudged all the way to the west side to cover an epic softball battle b... [FishbowlNY]

Daily Show Routs Brian Williams, Nightly News - Posted August 11, 2009
TeamRHE The Daily Show12225 NBC Nightly News2135 Last evening, ... [TVNewser]

The A.M. Ticker: Williams, Sullivan, CNBC... - Posted August 10, 2009
> NBC's Brian Williams will host a documentary tonight looking back on Hurricane Katrina. Williams brings viewers along before, during and after his coverage of one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit the U.S. The doc airs at 8:30pmET on The Weather C... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.06.09 - Posted August 6, 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. What we know and what we're reading this Thursday ... [FishbowlDC]

Anchor Sues Station, Blames Bosses "Discomfort Over the Increasingly High Profile of My Sexual Orientation" - Posted August 4, 2009
Charles Perez, who hosted a syndicated talk show in the mid-90s, is suing his current employer Miami/Ft. Lauderdale ABC affiliate WPLG, for demoting him from main anchor to weekend anchor. The horror. Perez, claims he was demoted, "because of their discomfort over the increa... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 27 - Posted August 4, 2009
A few weeks ago, the evening news broadcasts hit what could be the bottom of a summer slump, but it appears things are climbing back on track, slowly. Last week saw an increase of 800,000 Total Viewers across the board, week to week. This week, the newscasts had another modest increase... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 20 - Posted July 28, 2009
Here's welcome news for the broadcasters: week-to-week, the three evening newscasts saw an increase in both Total Viewers and younger viewers -- 800,000 more Total Viewers across the three broadcasts than the prior week. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was #1 again, in both categories. ABC coded Wednesday's broadcast differently since... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: "What Way Do You Want to Go Tonight, Jon?" - Posted July 25, 2009
If you missed it earlier this week... on TV or on the Internets... here's Brian Williams' appearance on The Daily Show Monday night, which included barbs, jabs and an arm wrestle. About the tete-a-tete Politico writes, "The comedian and the Nightly News anchor shot blistering jokes back and forth." The ... [TVNewser]

NY Media Gather For Cronkite|Which Journos Were Called On At Last Night's Presser?|Tribune Seeks Millions For Bonuses|National Geographic Publishes Readers Photos|Everyone Trusts Jon Stewart - Posted July 23, 2009
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NY Media Gather For Cronkite|Which Journos Were Called On At Last Night's Presser?|Tribune Seeks Millions For Bonuses|National Geographic Publishes Readers Photos|Everyone Trusts Jon Stewart - Posted July 23, 2009
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Gathering for the Funeral of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 23, 2009
Les Moonves, Katie Couric and Sean McManus at St. Bartholomew church for the funeral for Walter Cronkite. We're keeping our eye on CBSNews.com and the funeral service for Walter Cronkite which will begin at 2pmET. Already at St. Bartholomew... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart Tops 'Most Trusted Newscaster' Poll - Posted July 23, 2009
With the passing of Walter Cronkite, whose funeral later this afternoon will be webcast on CBSNews.com, Time magazine has ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.23.09 - Posted July 23, 2009
Fox News' Wendell Goler, CBS' Chip Reid, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Jon Stewart Takes on Brian Williams - Posted July 21, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colsp... [FishbowlLA]

White House Changes Wednesday's Press Conference To 8pmET - Posted July 20, 2009
The White House just announced in a press release that President Obama's press conference this Wednesday will now be at 8pmET, instead of at 9pmET, as previously announced on Twitter. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs also made this announcement at the top of the daily briefing. RELATED: CBS announced today that it will... [FishbowlDC]

CBS to Carry Obama News Conf.; No Decision from NBC, ABC or FOX - Posted July 20, 2009
CBS News tells TVNewser they will be airing Pres. Obama's news conference Wednesday night at 9pmET. Again this morning, we reached out to the other networks, but no decisions have been made. As we pointed out Friday, from a programming perspective CBS has the least to lose. They are airing a "Criminal... [TVNewser]

Network Statements On The Death Of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 19, 2009
ABC News Anchor Charles Gibson: "Walter Cronkite was and always will be the gold standard. His objectivity, his even-handedness, his news judgment are all great examples. He, as much as anyone, is responsible for developing network television news. He set the standard. He told it 'the way it is' and all... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Show Remembrances for Walter Cronkite; 'Evening News' Voiceover Retired - Posted July 18, 2009
The Saturday morning news broadcasts turned into tributes to Walter Cronkite. On CBS' "The Early Show" weekday anchors Harry Smith and ... [TVNewser]

Walter Cronkite Dies At 92 - Posted July 18, 2009
Legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite died earlier tonight. He was 92. Our colleagues at TVNewser have the full report of Cronkite's death, including ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Walter Cronkite Dies At 92 - Posted July 18, 2009
Legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite died earlier tonight. He was 92. Our colleagues at TVNewser have the full report of Cronkite's death, including ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC Statements on the Death of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 17, 2009
• Brian Williams, Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News "America has lost an icon, our industry has lost its living giant, and all those who learned about the world from Walter Cronkite have lost an exceptional teacher. He loved his country and had a profound effect on it. He told us the... [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]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 6 - Posted July 14, 2009
All three evening newscasts were down in Total Viewers week-to-week last week, following the death of Michael Jackson which gave a spike in viewership the two weeks prior. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams wins again with an 800,000 Total Viewer lead over #2 ABC World News with Charles Gibson. Gibson's broadcast ... [TVNewser]

Recapping the Jackson Around the Media - Posted July 8, 2009
Katie Couric interviewing Stevie Wonder during CBS News coverage After yesterday's incredible Jackson extravaganza (the likes of which we may not see again in our lifetime), it's time to take a look at some analysis of the coverage. B&C ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 29 - Posted July 7, 2009
NBC Nightly News won the week, but lost about 40,000 Total Viewers from the week prior. The Brian Williams broadcast still had a 1.19M viewer lead over #2 ABC World News. The Charles Gibson broadcast gained 160,000 viewers week-to-week and had ts best delivery since the week of May 4. And for... [TVNewser]

TV Coverage Plans For Michael Jackson Memorial Service - Posted July 6, 2009
Michael Jackson's memorial service is tomorrow at the Staples Center in LA. Here's how the nets and cable will cover the service, via TVNewser: • ABC: Charlie Gibson will anchor live coverage "Remembering Michael Jackson" at 1pmET, joined by "Nightline" anchor ... [FishbowlDC]

Four Hours of Pres. Obama or "More of 'The Biggest Loser'?" - Posted July 6, 2009
The AP's David Bauder takes a closer look at the TV news coverage of the Obama administration, specifically through two recent specials - "Inside the Obama White House" on NBC and the health care reform special on ABC. Says ABC "World News" EP Jon Banner: "We will take every opportunity that's... [TVNewser]

NBC/MSNBC Plans for Michael Jackson Memorial - Posted July 5, 2009
NBC will televise Michael Jackson's memorial service on Tuesday. Details are not finalized about who will anchor. As we mentioned yesterday on Twitter, NBC New LA correspondent Chris Jansing will anchor MSNBC's live coverage of the memorial service. > Update: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.02.09 - Posted July 2, 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 NYT's ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Gains, As ABC and CBS Shed Evening News Viewers - Posted July 1, 2009
As viewers for two of the three network newscasts drop off, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams has grown in viewership over the last year, and had its best Q2 in three years. The broadcast added 86,000 viewers in the second quarter of 2009 vs. Q2 '08. Not huge grow... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Keeps Newbie Dylan Ratigan in Line - Posted June 29, 2009
So, this is D-Day on MSNBC. Debut day for two new dayside shows and the network's roll-out in HD. It's a roll-out in that the channel is not yet available in HiDef on all cable systems, including Manhattan's Time Warner cable. Anyway, the Newscast Studio blog has some screengrabs of the... [TVNewser]

"Everyone Is Waiting For The Next Great Katie Moment" - Posted June 26, 2009
After her now-famous interview of Gov. Sarah Palin, MarketWatch's Jon Friedman writes ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 15 - Posted June 23, 2009
The week of June 15, 2009 will go down as the lowest-rated for two of the three network evening newscasts as far back as the records go - the 1991-92 season. The CBS Evening News dipped below 5m Total Viewers for the first time and ABC World News was below 6.5m... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry Obama News Conference - Posted June 22, 2009
Pres. Obama has called a Rose Garden news conference for tomorrow at 12:30pmET. ABC, CBS and NBC will all cover with main anchors Charlie Gibson, Katie Couric and ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Williams, Simon, Wapner... - Posted June 22, 2009
> "Welcome to the Nantucket Film Festival — where Jews come to be honored," cracked NBC's Brian Williams, as he emceed the annual Film Festival this weekend. The event honored actor/director Harold Ramis. "I never thought I'd say this but how do you follow Brian Williams?," joked Ramis.... [TVNewser]

President Obama Cracks Up RTCA Dinner Audience, But Not As Much As He Cracks Himself Up - Posted June 21, 2009
President Obama was certainly a hit with the RT... [FishbowlDC]

Obama at Press Dinner: "I Know Where My Bread is Buttered" - Posted June 20, 2009
In case you missed it last night, here's Pres. Obama at the Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner: "It wasn't easy coming up with fresh material for this dinner. A few nights ago, I was up tossing and turning trying to figure out exactly what to say. Finally, when I couldn't get... [TVNewser]

ABC Pre-Special Chatter: TV Critics Weigh In - Posted June 18, 2009
That ABC health care special broadcast Wednesday from the White House? People are still talking. • Time Magazine's James Poniewozik had to scrap his print column this week ("death of print — why can't you come sooner!"), so he ... [TVNewser]

Nightly News...Now With Walking - Posted June 18, 2009
The blog Newscast Studio, which is about...well, newscasts and their studios... writes about last night's Nightly News with Brian Williams. The first segment originated from the NBC newsroom so it included roving reporters and camera oper... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 8 - Posted June 16, 2009
Updated Wednesday at NoonET: ABC's new average has been calculated. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top-rated evening newscast last week, for the 35th consecutive time in Total Viewers (and 29th in the A25-54 demo). NBC's ratings are based on a three-day average due to the NHL Finals. ABC's are based... [TVNewser]

ABC Asks Nielsen to Investigate After Low 'World News' Friday - Posted June 16, 2009
Breaking: TVNewser has learned ABC is asking Nielsen to investigate their "World News" ratings for Friday - the day of the DTV switch. Insiders tell us Friday's Total Viewer number was 4.09 million - that's off from a 7.34 million Total Viewer average the show had been putting up on Friday's... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 1 - Posted June 9, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the #1 evening newscast again last week with a more than 800,000 viewer lead over #2 World News with Charles Gibson. And with an average of 5.18M Total Viewers, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric h... [TVNewser]

CNN's John King on Obama/Conan Plug: "Way Over the Line" - Posted June 5, 2009
CNN's John King went on Steve Malzberg's radio show today. Malzberg, often a guest on cable news, asked King whether he would have done what NBC's Brian Williams did the other day -- use interview time for a late night comedy bit. M... [TVNewser]

NBC's "White House" Part II Draws 9 Million Viewers - Posted June 4, 2009
Part II of NBC's "Inside the Obama White House" drew about 150,000 fewer viewers than part I. But the Brian Williams-reported special... [TVNewser]

Filmmaker John Ziegler Critical Of Obama Press Coverage On The Menu - Posted June 4, 2009
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Filmmaker John Ziegler Critical Of Obama Press Coverage On The Menu - Posted June 4, 2009
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Ziegler: "Monica Lewinsky Never Dreamed of Doing to Bill Clinton Some of the Things Brian Williams Did to Barack Obama" - Posted June 4, 2009
Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu we were joined by filmmaker John Ziegler. He's currently touring the country (in Boston today) with his film "Media Malpractice," about the 2008 presidential ele... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Brainch, Camerota, Williams... - Posted June 3, 2009
> CNBC has appointed new head for Asia-Pacific operations. Satpal Brainch, the global CFO for CNBC will take over from Jeremy Pink who left Singapore and is now SVP of CNBC based in New Jersey. > FNC's ... [TVNewser]

'Inside The Obama White House' Draws 9.1M Total Viewers - Posted June 3, 2009
Part I of "Inside the Obama White House" drew 9.12 million Total Viewers placing second in the time period behind CBS' The Mentalist in Total Viewers but coming in first in both the A18-49 and A18-34 demos The Brian Williams-reported program built on its "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here"... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 06.03.09 - Posted June 3, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Happy Birthday to Mix 107.3's Tommy McFly! Another Happy Birthday goes to Elizabeth Thorp, celebrating this weekend. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny ... [FishbowlDC]

Pres. Obama: "I Don't Find Most of the Cable Chatter Persuasive" - Posted June 2, 2009
During tonight's NBC News special "Inside the Obama White House," as the president and Brian Williams were driving to get burgers, Williams asked Pres. Obama whether when he's watching cable TV and lands on a news channel and sees a debate underway about him, does he stop and wat... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 25 - Posted June 2, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top-rated evening newscast last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Week-to-week, NBC and ABC grew in Total Viewers, while NBC and CBS grew in the demo. Year-to-year, just CBS maintained its demo delivery. Monday's broadcast was excluded from all three networks due... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 06.02.09 - Posted June 2, 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. That's the top of a ferry boat on the shore... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Takes Viewers Inside (and Online) The White House - Posted June 1, 2009
NBC's two-night "Inside the Obama White House" premieres tomorrow night. But producers, editors, photographers and anchor Brian Williams have been working on the special for days...and Tweeting about it too. Click here to see the Twitpics from the last several days via @InsideObamaWH. Meanwhile, msnbc.com has set up a ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Brian Williams On White House Access: "We Were Pretty Stunned At How Much We Were Able To Record" - Posted June 1, 2009
In advance of the NBC News special "Inside the Obama White House" — set to air tomorrow and Wednesday at 9pmET — Brian Williams tells The Washingt... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 06.01.09 - Posted June 1, 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. Catching up on birthdays... Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Beck, Pauley, Williams... - Posted May 29, 2009
> Glenn Beck is profiled in the Denver Post ahead of his road show which kicks off Monday in Denver to a sold-out crowd. "The people in the mountain west get it, generally," he tells the Post. "They're going to be the ones that step to the plate and slap America... [TVNewser]

Follow NBC's Coverage "Inside the Obama White House" on Twitter - Posted May 29, 2009
NBC News has set up a Twitter feed for their coverage over the next few days at the Obama White House. NBC News sent WebNewser the image above. It shows NBC News anchor Brian Williams and President Obama on their way to get a burger today in Was... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 18 - Posted May 27, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams has reached the half-year mark for consecutive A25-54 demo wins, finishing first for the 26th time last week. However it is the third consecutive week ABC World News with Charles Gibson has narrowed the gap between the programs, with a demo difference of just 170,000... [TVNewser]

NBC News Goes "Inside Obama White House" For Prime Time Special - Posted May 26, 2009
Brian Williams anchors an NBC News special "Inside the Obama White House" which will air in one-hour installments next Tuesday and Wednesday night at 9pmET/PT. More than a dozen crews and cameras will be placed throughout the White House this Friday. And Williams will interview Pres. Obama next Tuesday, the day before... [TVNewser]

One Year Later, CBS Corp.'s CNet Acquisition - Posted May 26, 2009
AdAge takes a look at the $1.8 billion CBS-CNet merger one year later. Calling it "the marriage of the oldest of old media with the oldest of new media," Michael Learmonth writes that the cultures have meshed, "in part, because most CNet journalists have old-media print backgrounds, and because the CBS... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Peabody Awards: NPR, Washington Week, NYT.com and CNN Honored - Posted May 19, 2009
NBC's Brian Williams hosted the Peabody Awards on May 18th in New York. Winners included Washington Week's Gwen Ifill, the NYT website, and CNN for their "Coverage of 2008 Presidential Primary and Debates." NPR snagged three. Click here for the full list of winners.... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 11 - Posted May 19, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top-rated evening newscast last week, in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. All three networks declined week-to-week in Total Viewers, while ABC and CBS grew week-to-week in the demo. It was the smallest demo gap between first place NBC and 2nd place ABC... [TVNewser]

From SNL and YouTube to CBS and CNN: Peabody Awards Handed Out To 36 - Posted May 18, 2009
36 awards were handed out today in New York City at the 68th annual Peabody Awards. The master of ceremonies, NBC's Brian Williams (a previous winner himself), said the Peabody is "considered on... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 4 - Posted May 12, 2009
For the 30th consecutive week, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top-rated evening newscast in Total Viewers last week. But it's getting closer. ABC World News with Charles Gibson pulled to the smallest difference between the two programs since the week of November 3 — more than six months... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Gets Indie Music Cred|Google's Mysterious Meetings With Post And Times|Newspapers Should Fail|OK!'s Luxury Update Conspiracy|WSJ.com's Micro-Payment Plan - Posted May 11, 2009
WebNewser: Today, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams Gets Indie Music Cred|Google's Mysterious Meetings With Post And Times|Newspapers Should Fail|OK!'s Luxury Update Conspiracy|WSJ.com's Micro-Payment Plan - Posted May 11, 2009
WebNewser: Today, ... [FishbowlNY]

Battle of the Indie Band-Related Network News-Run Websites - Posted May 11, 2009
NBC's Brian Williams launches a music Website today. ABC's Dan Harris, who currently runs his own, has some advice. WebNewser explains...... [TVNewser]

Nerd Prom: That's A Wrap - Posted May 11, 2009
Some leftover inside scoops from the WHCD, affectionately called Nerd Prom by DC journos... • The real story with Ben and Jen-- Jennifer Garner cancelled on host CBS earlier last week and Ben Affleck at the last minute because he was "very sick." • We spotted ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Launches "BriTunes," Featuring Brian Williams - Posted May 11, 2009
What do you get when you combine a news anchor and an A&R? NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams' new Web series, "BriTunes." Launched today, the site features Williams interviewing the Brooklyn group Deer Tick and, well, music. Williams explains the c... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

President Obama To WHCD Crowd: "All Of You Voted For Me" (Except Fox) - Posted May 10, 2009
WHCA President Jennifer Loven and President <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/Barack-Obama-... [FishbowlDC]

"Hardball" EP Named MSNBC EP of Political Programming Too - Posted May 7, 2009
"Hardball" executive producer John Reiss has additionally taken on the role of executive producer of political programming at MSNBC. He'll oversee "Hardball," "The Ed Show" and the cable station's other political programs. Reiss was previously the EP of "Nightly News with Brian Williams." MSNBC's press release after the jump...... [FishbowlDC]

John Reiss Upped at MSNBC - Posted May 7, 2009
"Hardball" EP John Reiss has added the title of executive producer of MSNBC's Political Programming. Reiss will continue on "Hardball" while also overseeing "The Ed Show" and other MSNBC political programs. Reiss joined MSNBC in 2007 after serving as EP of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams from 2005 until March of... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 27 - Posted May 7, 2009
Nightly News with Brian Williams won the week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. The NBC broadcast as well as ABC's World News with Charles Gibson gained viewers week-over-week. CBS Evening News with Katie Couric was down slightly in ... [TVNewser]

Network Newsers Reflect on First 100 Days - Posted May 4, 2009
David Bauder of The Associated Press talks to a member of each network news organization about President Obama's first 100 days and recent... [TVNewser]

Covering the Chrysler Bankruptcy - Posted April 30, 2009
Among the big three networks, only NBC News produced a network special report on the Chrysler news from the White House with Brian Williams anchoring. ABC News and CBS News carried it on their respective Websites. The cable news and business networks broadcast the news event just after noonET, as expected. CNN... [TVNewser]

Obama's 100th Day Media Preview - Posted April 29, 2009
UPDATED: As you know, TODAY marks the President's first 100 days in office. FBDC has compiled a list of coverage, events and/or special reports for the event. We'll continue updating throughout the day so send us your organization's info and plans to be added to the mix. Last Night On ABC's "Nightline"... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 20 - Posted April 28, 2009
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched network evening newscast again last week, winning in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. This is the 28th consecutive weekly win in Total Viewers and the 22nd straight week in A25-54 viewers. Total Viewers: NBC: 8,100,000 / ABC: 7,430,000 / CBS: 5,750,000 25-54 demo:... [TVNewser]

Celebrating The "Superior Species" - Posted April 27, 2009
Meredith Vieira is a BFOM: a "Big Fan of Matrix." The Today show anchor not only emceed this year's Matrix Awards, honoring extraordinary achievements by women in the communications industry, she is also a past winner. "This is a room full of such accomplished women, it's a little mind-boggling," Vieira told TVNewser... [TVNewser]

ABC, NBC, CBS Will Carry Obama News Conference — FOX Won't - Posted April 27, 2009
The big three broadcasters will air Pres. Barack Obama's news conference Wednesday night at 8pmET, the 100th day of the Obama administration. But one network will not cover the news conference — FOX. Repeated calls to FOX to check on their plans went unanswered this afternoon, but THR's James Hibberd ... [TVNewser]

"30 Rock" Allows NBC Newsers To Play Against Type - Posted April 24, 2009
"30 Rock" has brought a sort of pseudo-reality to NBC, where the network is owned by Scheinhardt Wig Company and executives can oversee both television and microwave oven programming. It also provides a place for NBC News personalities to...expand their horizons. Meredith Viei... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.24.09 - Posted April 24, 2009
Photo by Getty Images 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. Its day ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC World News Wins Overseas Award - Posted April 23, 2009
ABC News picked up an Overseas Press Club Award last night — the only broadcast network to win an award. World News with Charles Gibson won for the David Kaplan Award for best TV spot news reporting from abroad. The winning series of segments, "China's Earthquake," featured correspondents Stephanie Sy and ... [TVNewser]

Anchor Chairs: The White House Seating Chart - Posted April 23, 2009
As part of a TIME photo essay — "Obama's First 100 Days: Behind-the-Scenes Photos" — Time.com features a pic of the seating chart used for February's White House press luncheon. The guest list included ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 13 - Posted April 21, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was once again the top evening newscast last week, for the 27th consecutive week in Total Viewers and 21st in the A25-54 demo. All three networks grew week-to-week, while NBC and ABC World News were up in the demo. ABC narrowed the Total Viewer gap for... [TVNewser]

Covering Columbine: 10 Years Later - Posted April 20, 2009
10 years ago today, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered their high school in a Denver suburb, looking to kill hundreds of their classmates. ... [TVNewser]

How The Evening Newscasts Covered the Tea Parties - Posted April 15, 2009
• NBC Nightly News led with two stories on tax day. Lee Cowan reported on the tea parties while Savannah Guthrie reported on the White House message of middle class tax cuts. In his open, Brian Williams said the tea parties were, "organiz... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Talks With Captain of the USS Bainbridge - Posted April 13, 2009
NBC's Brian Williams conducted an interview this afternoon with Commander Frank X. Castellano, pictured here with Capt. ... [TVNewser]

Mark Whitaker: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted April 7, 2009
Say hello "good afternoon, Sir" to Mark Whitaker. One of the most powerful players in news media, Whitaker is Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News... but I didn't need to tell you that. What do... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.07.09 - Posted April 7, 2009
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Brian Williams to Receive Cronkite Award - Posted April 6, 2009
Brian Williams has been named this year's recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Williams will receive the 26th Cronkite Award from Arizona State Univ... [TVNewser]

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup - Posted April 6, 2009
Twitter is on a hiring spree- FishbowlNY Brian Williams to receive Cronkite Award- ... [FishbowlLA]

The "Over-the-Top Feel" for the of Michelle Obama - Posted April 3, 2009
The big three anchors are wrapping up their anchoring from across the pond. Katie Couric will anchor Evening News from New York tonight, while Diane Sawyer will sub for Charlie Gibson and ... [TVNewser]

Tracey Lyons Upped at NBC News - Posted April 2, 2009
Tracey Lyons has been named Senior Producer for domestic news coverage for NBC Nightly News. Lyons, a longtime NBC/MSNBC staffer, has been with the Brian Williams newscast since 2006. The internal memo after the jump... From: Epstein, Bob (NBC Universal) Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 4:57 PM Subject: Tracey Lyon... [TVNewser]

Peabody Awards Announced - Posted April 1, 2009
The Peabody Awards were announced today and we have many recipients in town. The awards ceremony takes place May 18 at NYC's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and is hosted by NBC's Brian Williams. CNN and "Washington Week with Gwen Ifill" are both honored for their election coverage. From CNN's press release: "A tremendous amount... [FishbowlDC]

ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN Pick Up Peabodys - Posted April 1, 2009
Each network news organization, and CNN, have won Peabody Awards. The awards ceremony takes place May 18. ABC News won for "Hopkins," the series about Johns Hopkins Hospital. "Richard Engel Reports: Tip of the Spear" won for NBC, and 60 Minutes' report, "Lifeline," wo... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.01.09 - Posted March 31, 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. Its day 72 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Big Three and Big Ben - Posted March 31, 2009
Brian Williams, Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric are anchoring their nightly newscasts from Great Britain tonight where Pres. and Mrs. Obama arrived a few hours ago. Two of the broadcasts, ABC World News and CBS Evening News, led with stories... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 23 - Posted March 31, 2009
For the 24th consecutive week, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top-rated evening newscast last week in Total Viewers (18th week in a row in the A25-54 demo). Compared to the same week last year, NBC is up in both categories while ABC and CBS have declined. ABC has extended... [TVNewser]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted March 27, 2009
What we almost missed today... The three network anchors- Brian Williams, Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric- will travel to London next week for the G20 Summit. ... [FishbowlDC]

Williams, Bartiromo, Mitchell Pack Bags for G20 - Posted March 25, 2009
NBC News announced coverage plans for the G20 Summit in London next week. • Brian Williams will anchor Nightly News from London Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. • Maria Bartiromo will anchor CNBC's "Closing Bell" Wednesday and Thursday. • ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 16 - Posted March 24, 2009
The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the most-watched evening newscast last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo, but for the second week in a row, ABC World News cut the gap in both categories. ABC was the only network to grow in Total Viewers week-to-week, while... [TVNewser]

Nieman Speaker to Writers: 'The Business Model Is Broken -- You Are Not Broken' - Posted March 23, 2009
Despite widespread industry layoffs and the closures plaguing many media outlets, 575 journalists, writers and students gathered in Boston over the weekend for Harvard University's annual Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Numbers were down -- last year the event attracted 850 attendees, meaning this year's number of attendees was down by a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Nieman Speaker to Writers: 'The Business Model Is Broken -- You Are Not Broken' - Posted March 23, 2009
Despite widespread industry layoffs and the closures plaguing many media outlets, 575 journalists, writers and students gathered in Boston over the weekend for Harvard University's annual Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Numbers were down -- last year the event attracted 850 attendees, meaning this year's number of attendees was down by a... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 9 - Posted March 17, 2009
Make it 22 weeks in a row for NBC Nightly News. The Brian Williams broadcast was the top-rated evening newscast last week beating #2 World News by more than a million viewers. All three newscasts were down in Total Viewers week-to-week. Only the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric was up in... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 2 - Posted March 11, 2009
For the 21st consecutive week, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top rated evening newscast last week in Total Viewers. It was also first in the A25-54 demo for the 15th week. In Total Viewers, NBC was up week-to-week while CBS was flat and ABC declined. All three broadcasts were... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.09.09 - Posted March 9, 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 or let us know in the tips box below. Its day 49 covering the Obama administration and week six for us. What we know and what... [FishbowlDC]

Where's The Good News? Brian Williams Is Finding Out - Posted March 6, 2009
Wednesday on the DailyNightly blog, and later on his newscast, NBC's Brian Williams appealed to his viewers to share some good news. Here's our request: nominate people who are doing good things where you live or work.. perhaps a random or regular act of kindness in a cruel economy. The c... [TVNewser]

Is Bonnie Hunt's Anchorman Crush Shifting? - Posted March 4, 2009
Daytime talk show host Bonnie Hunt has made no secret of her crush on NBC's Brian Williams. But Wi... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: ABC, FBN, NBC... - Posted March 3, 2009
> With American journalist Roxana Saberi still detained in Iran, ABC News' Martha Raddatz writes about her exp... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 23 - Posted March 3, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the most-watched evening newscast again last week, it's 20th on top in Total Viewers and 14th consecutive win in the A25-54 demo. But ABC World News was the only broadcast to grow week-to-week, up in both categories. For the second week, the ABC broadcast cut... [TVNewser]

Twitter: A "Gateway Drug to Full-Blown Media Narcissism"? - Posted February 28, 2009
The NYTimes' Alessandra Stanley writes about the recent explosion of Twitter users among TV news correspondents and anchors. (And it includes an awesome illustration with Norah O'Donnell in big fuzzy slippers; footwear we're sure she's never donned).... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

What Recession? Anderson Cooper Nearly Doubles in Price - Posted February 27, 2009
Last night in Times Square, Bailey House had its annual auction which featured several tvnewsers as items up for bid, including Meet & Greets and studio tours with Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson, ... [TVNewser]

Stewart to Williams: "You Have the Best News" - Posted February 27, 2009
Brian Williams was a guest on last night's Daily Show, and it began with a compliment-off. "It's a man amongst children in the news business...You make Charlie Gibson look like Nick, Jr. news," said Jon Stewart. "I feel equally about you and p... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: FBN, NBC, SOTU... - Posted February 26, 2009
> OK! Magazine asks "Real Housewife of New York" Jill Zarin how to meet rich men: "The Waldorf-Astoria shoots a Fox News show at 5:00 every day, at the Bull and Bear. All these really successful financial experts come in and it's a live show." That would be the FBN show,... [TVNewser]

33.6 Million Watch Obama on Broadcast Nets - Posted February 25, 2009
Across the Big Four networks, President Obama's speech averaged 33.6 million Total Viewers from 9 to 10pm, according to Nielsen overnight ratings. Most viewers, 10.5 million, watched on CBS. CBS' coverage got an assist from the lead-in of "NCIS" which drew nearly 18 million viewers. NBC was second with 10.2 million, followed... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.25.09 - Posted February 25, 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 or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

"Better-Than-Average Lunch" With the Anchors at the White House - Posted February 24, 2009
Not a bad guest list for lunch at the White House this afternoon... Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Bob Schieffer, ... [FishbowlDC]

Anchors Describe Obama Lunch on Web - Posted February 24, 2009
President Barack Obama met with 10 members of the press today over lunch at the White House — two from each network. The guest list consiste... [TVNewser]

Meet the Anchors - Posted February 24, 2009
Want to have a meet-and-greet with Brian Williams, or Katie Couric or Charlie Gibson? How about grabbing lunch with Anderson Cooper? You can, if you bid o... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 16 - Posted February 24, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams placed first in Total Viewers and the A25-45 demo again last week drawing more viewers than the prior week. ABC's World News, with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos subbing, finished more than ... [TVNewser]

Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET (right after our TVNewser Summit party tonight in NYC — it's not too late to RSVP). Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican respon... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
From TVNewser... Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET. Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican response. Each network's coverage plans after the jump. ABC: Charles Gibson and ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

ABC, NBC Tout Newscast Web Gains - Posted February 18, 2009
• "World News with Charles Gibson's" digital properties, including the "World Newser' blog, continue to display sizeable gains week-to-week and versus a year ago. According to ABC's measurements, for the week of February 9th on the "World News" section on ABCNEWS.com, page views were up 38% week-to-week and 109% year-to-year; video... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Williams on Nightly's Bounce: "We Haven't Seen These Numbers In a Long Time" - Posted February 13, 2009
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist The prince of the Peacock feels your financial pain. "I've had no desire to walk into any store but a grocery store for months," says NBC's Brian Williams, who makes an estimated $10 million a year. "It's just not c... [TVNewser]

The Web Ticker: Nightly Streams, World News Grows, Twitter Charges... - Posted February 10, 2009
> Nightly.msnbc.com, the online home for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, had a record-setting month in January with 20 million video streams. The inauguration was a top draw. >"World News with Charles Gibson" is growing its online profile. For the week of February 2, the "World News" section of ABCNews.com... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 2 - Posted February 10, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was again the #1 network evening newscast last week, besting its prior week viewership. ABC's World News with Charles Gibson and the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric were down slightly in Total Viewers. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.09.09 - Posted February 9, 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 or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Meets the Anchors: "It Did Have a 'Picture Taking with Santa' Kind of Feel To It" - Posted February 4, 2009
The AP's David Bauder follows up on Pres. Obama's sit downs with the network anchors. "Gibson was first, followed by Williams, Couric, Cooper and Wallace. "It did have a 'picture taking with Santa' kind of feel to it," NBC's Brian Williams tells Bauder. "The timing, one of the worst days of Obama's... [TVNewser]

Frank Radice Joins NATAS as President/CMO - Posted February 4, 2009
Frank Radice, who spent the last 37 years as a TV producer and marketer, has been named President and Chief Marketing Officer of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Until last year, Radice was EVP of The NBC Agency, a job he'd held since 2002. Radice joine... [TVNewser]

Obama Tells Charlie Gibson "This is an Embarrassment" - Posted February 3, 2009
On the World Newser blog, Charlie Gibson writes about his interview with Pres. Obama this afternoon. The discussion began with the news of the day, the withdrawal of two of his appointees, including Tom Daschle as head of HHS. ... [TVNewser]

Get Ready For Anchor Baseball: President Obama's Rotating Interview Plan - Posted February 3, 2009
Later this afternoon, five of the most prominent anchors on television will gather outside the Oval Office and wait their turn for 10 minutes with the President of the United States. ABC's Charlie Gibson, CBS' ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.03.09 - Posted February 3, 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 or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams' Oval Office Interview with Pres. Obama - Posted February 2, 2009
On the heels of Matt Lauer's Map Room interview with Pres. Barack Obama yesterday, NBC has announced Brian Williams will sit down with Pres. Obama in the Oval Office. The interview will air on NBC Nightly News tomorrow night. > Update:... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: ABC, FNC, NBC... - Posted January 29, 2009
> Drew Peterson is getting married again (because "I like being married"), and Nightline's Martin Bashir has the first interview with him since his engagement. It airs tonight at 11:35pm.... [TVNewser]

Willie, Mika Teach Miss America About "Horrible Business" of Being a News Anchor - Posted January 28, 2009
This morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Willie Geist and Mika Brzezinski helped newly-crowned Miss America Katie Stamm... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.28.09 - Posted January 28, 2009
Good morning 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 media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams Talks Swagger in the Swearing In - Posted January 27, 2009
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Brian Williams Talks Swagger in the Swearing In - Posted January 27, 2009
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Williams and Letterman Talk Inauguration - Posted January 27, 2009
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was a guest last night on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman, and the pair discussed the botched swearing in. Williams described it as "Harvard vs. Harvard," and had a theory as to why there may have been some tension between... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Jan. 19 - Posted January 27, 2009
For the week of the Inauguration, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was again the top-rated evening newscast in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. It was the 15th consecutive week NBC was #1 in Total Viewers and the ninth in a row in the demo. During Inauguration night, NBC edged... [TVNewser]

KCET Wins Two Golden Mike Awards - Posted January 27, 2009
We are very excited to announce that our little local TV program, SoCal Connected has won two Golden Mike Awards. We like any news that has nothing to do with people losing their homes, jobs, minds (Rob Blagojevich that's ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 01.22.09 - Posted January 22, 2009
Good morning 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 media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric: "Sometimes I'm Jealous of the Real Estate on the Cable Networks" - Posted January 20, 2009
The LATimes' Matea Gold catches up with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric in Washington, DC where she is anchoring the culmination o... [TVNewser]

USAirways Crash: Broadcast News Notes - Posted January 15, 2009
CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric is reporting live from the scene where USAirways flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River a few hours ago. Couric is having to deal with honking horns along the West Side Highway while talking with correspondent ... [TVNewser]

USAirways Crash in New York City: "The Captain Came on and Said 'Brace for Impact'" - Posted January 15, 2009
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Bush Address: How Networks Will Cover - Posted January 15, 2009
President George W. Bush delivers his farewell address tonight, live at 8pmET (actually, we're told it's officially at 8:01:30). Here's how the networks will cover: • ABC — Charlie Gibson anchors. ... [TVNewser]

Inauguration Notes: NBC, TV5, CNN... - Posted January 14, 2009
• While ABC World News moves to 90-minutes on Tuesday, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams will air an hour-long edition on Inauguration Night. • In international coverage, TV5Monde USA ("the only global French language network") will... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Jan. 5 - Posted January 13, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top rated evening newscast for the first week of 2009 in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. It was the 13th consecutive week NBC won in Total Viewers and seventh in the demo. Week-to-week, NBC and ABC grew in Total Viewers, while all... [TVNewser]

Journalists, Politicians Toast To Brit - Posted January 9, 2009
As expected, journalists and politicians packed Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C. last night to say goodbye to FNC's Brit Hume. The Hill's Emily Goodin names ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.09.09 - Posted January 9, 2009
Good morning 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 media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

NBC/MSNBC/CNBC Inauguration - Posted January 8, 2009
NBC News, and its cable properties, announced plans for the Inauguration today. NBC News' Brian Williams begins anchoring on NBC at 10:30amET, with Tom Brokaw and Lester Holt. Some notes: • Today will broadcast live from D.C. on Mo... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: NBC, CBS, CNN... - Posted January 6, 2009
> NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams appeared on the Bonnie Hunt Show today, who admitted her huge crush on him. Williams also revealed his childhood crush — ... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers To Pack Cafe Milano for Brit Hume Salute - Posted January 6, 2009
The salute to Brit Hume event at Cafe Milano Thursday night is shaping up to be one of the hottest pre-inaugural parties of the season. The invitation only event is attracting numerous Beltway and TV news bold face names. In addition to a host of Fox Newsies, TVNewser has learned ... [TVNewser]

Evening Newscasts Ending Year Surprisingly Strong - Posted December 24, 2008
NBC Nightly News EP Bob Epstein has been on the job for two weeks. He's off to a great start. The NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Dec. 15 - Posted December 23, 2008
The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric saw their most Total Viewers last week in nearly two years, with NBC winning in the category for the 10th week in a row. NBC had its highest Total Viewer average since the week of February... [TVNewser]

Grayson Leaves CBS Early For NBC Nightly - Posted December 22, 2008
NBC News has named Aurelia Grayson senior broadcast producer at the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Grayson joins NBC from CBS News, where she has been senior supervising producer and broadcast producer of The Early Show since April 2006. She begins in her new role immediately, assisting EP ... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd's "No-Cut" Contract with NBC - Posted December 18, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Chuck Todd never saw it coming. NBC's fast-rising political director -- named today as chief White House correspondent -- was "shocked" when he was offered the plum late last week. "It came out of left field," says Todd, 36... [TVNewser]

Don't Know What Books to Buy For Christmas? Let Salman Rushdie (and Others) Help! - Posted December 18, 2008
It's no secret the book industry is in a free fall right now. And like every other industry that's being hit by the economic tsunami rolling through the country the results have been shocking and painful. Of course the publishing industry (much like the newspaper and auto) has been... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Don't Know What Books to Buy For Christmas? Let Salman Rushdie (and Others) Help! - Posted December 18, 2008
It's no secret the book industry is in a free fall right now. And like every other industry that's being hit by the economic tsunami rolling through the country the results have been shocking and painful. Of course the publishing industry (much like the newspaper and auto) has been... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Dec. 8 - Posted December 16, 2008
For the ninth week in a row, the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams finished first last week in Total Viewers, and finished first in the A25-54 demo for the third week in a row. ABC World News finished in second place. The nearly 10 million viewers was NBC's highest rating... [TVNewser]

Wolfe Takes a Page Out of an NBC Tradition - Posted December 13, 2008
We had been hearing rumblings about the segment months ago, and on Thursday, the Today show aired Jenna Wolfe's day as an NBC page. Some former pages featured in the segment included Willard ... [TVNewser]

The Great Depression 2.0: What's in a Name? - Posted December 12, 2008
Needless to say things are really bad right now. Everywhere. And considering that the auto bailout just fell apart in the Senate last night we suspect things are about to get worse. But what is about to get worse exactly? At a party the other night we... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Great Depression 2.0: What's in a Name? - Posted December 12, 2008
Needless to say things are really bad right now. Everywhere. And considering that the auto bailout just fell apart in the Senate last night we suspect things are about to get worse. But what is about to get worse exactly? At a party the other night we... [FishbowlNY]

Jay Leno On ABC Rumor: "That Was Started By a Disgruntled Employee — Me" - Posted December 9, 2008
It's official. Jay Leno stays at NBC and gets a prime time slot — 10pmET/PT — most likely to be called "The Jay Leno Show." In a news conference, carried on MSNBC, Leno said the show will be similar to the Tonight Show with "the monologue and news" and "man on the... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Dec. 1 - Posted December 9, 2008
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams won both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo last week, but the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric scored big as well — amassing its largest Total Viewer average since the week of March 3. Week-to-week, all networks were up in the demo while ABC and... [TVNewser]

Job Cuts: "The Painful Reality of This Economy" - Posted December 5, 2008
Lester Holt, in for Brian Williams, writes about today's November jobs report through a personal lens. On the Daily Nightly blog, Holt writes: How many of the 533,000 Americans who lost their jobs last month do you personally know? I'm ... [TVNewser]

Williams on Gregory Speculation: "On the Lives of My Wife and Two Children, I Have No Idea" - Posted December 5, 2008
As he was getting a new EP in New York, Brian Williams was in LA appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It didn't take Jay long to ask Williams about the big TV news story of the we... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.03.08 - Posted December 3, 2008
Good morning 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 media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Nov. 24 - Posted December 3, 2008
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams came in first in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo during the holiday-shortened week last week. ABC and CBS' weekly average is based on just three days (Monday-Wednesday); ratings for Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 are excluded due to the Thanksgiving holiday... [TVNewser]

Big Three to Carry Obama National Security Announcement - Posted December 1, 2008
The big three broadcast nets will carry Pres.-elect Obama's announcement of his national security team this morning at 10:40amET. Brian Williams will anchor on NBC, Katie Couric on CBS and ... [TVNewser]

In a Knot Over Brian Williams - Posted November 28, 2008
The Associated Press' David Bauder calls attention to a blog that pays more attention than most to one specific aspect of NBC Nightly News — ... [TVNewser]

Nightly News Interns Return....On Air - Posted November 26, 2008
NBC's Brian Williams blogged about it yesterday afternoon, and last night on Nightly News it happened: Tonight will be a first for Nightly News: for the first time e... [TVNewser]

Network Special Reports at Noon - Posted November 24, 2008
All of the broadcast networks will air a special report around NoonET this afternoon, as President-elect Barack Obama and VP-elect Joe Biden hold a joint press conference discussing Obama's selection of economic leaders in his administration. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Nov. 10 - Posted November 18, 2008
In the week following the presidential election, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams once again finished first in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. It was the 5th week in a row NBC won in Total Viewers. Despite finishing in third place, CBS Evening News was the only program to grow... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (NBC edition): Williams, Burnett, Gifford.. - Posted November 14, 2008
> Brian Williams joined Suze Orman, Seth Meyers, Elizabeth Edwards and others on a panel to discuss who would be Time Magazine's Person of the Year (hmm, I... [TVNewser]

American Lion: Jon Meacham's Book Party and a Whole Lot of Presidential Trivia - Posted November 13, 2008
Last night's book party celebrating the publication of Newsweek head Jon Meacham's new book about Andrew Jackson, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, certainly attra... [morningmedianewsfeed]

American Lion: Jon Meacham's Book Party and a Whole Lot of Presidential Trivia - Posted November 13, 2008
Last night's book party celebrating the publication of Newsweek head Jon Meacham's new book about Andrew Jackson, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, certainly attra... [FishbowlNY]

Time's Person of the Year Award - Posted November 13, 2008
So FBNY is off to the annual Time Person of the Year luncheon today, where a panel of distinguished guests including Elizabeth Edwards, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Time's Person of the Year Award - Posted November 13, 2008
So FBNY is off to the annual Time Person of the Year luncheon today, where a panel of distinguished guests including Elizabeth Edwards, ... [FishbowlNY]

Longtime NBC Nightly News Announcer Howard Reig Dies - Posted November 12, 2008
Sad news from NBC Nightly News director Brett Holey: It is with great sadness that I report that our long-time Nightly News announcer Howard Reig has passed away in Venice Florida.... [TVNewser]

Networks Air Special Reports As Obamas Arrive at White House - Posted November 10, 2008
ABC, CBS and NBC are airing special reports as Pres.-elect and Mrs. Obama are welcomed to the White House by Pres. and Mrs. Bush. Charlie Gibson on ABC, Brian Williams on NBC and Katie Couric on CBS.... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.10.08 - Posted November 10, 2008
Good morning 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 media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.06.08 - Posted November 6, 2008
Good morning 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 media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

5,000 Pack Rockefeller Plaza for NBC - Posted November 4, 2008
As many as 5,000 people packed Rockefeller Plaza tonight, which for the last few days has been dubbed Election Plaza. There were many firsts in this building tonight. Brian Williams' first turn as anchor of a general election, the... [TVNewser]

Where Are The Mystery Reporter Locations? - Posted November 4, 2008
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams took a trip up a few floors to guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien last night. After joking that his schedule today would begin with, "heavy drin... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.04.08 - Posted November 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Enjoy the day, win or lose. You deserve it. 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 ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.29.08 - Posted October 29, 2008
Good morning 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 media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Obama and the Media: ABC, NBC, MSNBC - Posted October 28, 2008
Just as Sen. John McCain (and his running mate) have been making the rounds on the networks and cablers recently, so will his opponent, Sen. Barack Obama. ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Along with Brokaw and Mitchell to Anchor from Studio 8G on Election Night - Posted October 28, 2008
NBC News and cable news networks, MSNBC and CNBC, have released details about their election night programming. As has been previously reported, Rockefeller Plaza will be turned into "Election Plaza" with an electoral map on the ice rink and, according to the press release, McCain and Obama banners "rising 16 stories up... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Oct. 20 - Posted October 28, 2008
Brian Williams' interviews with Sarah Palin may have been enough to make his the #1 evening newscast last week. NBC Nightly News came in first in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. It was Nightly's best week in two months and the best in six weeks for ABC's World News with... [TVNewser]

October Ratings - MSNBC: "We Tamed the Giant of Larry King" - Posted October 27, 2008
Brian Williams couldn't do it. Neither could Joe Scarborough, Rita Cosby, ... [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]

...And Williams Makes Three - Posted October 22, 2008
Gov. Sarah Palin has finished making the rounds to all the national television media. This afternoon, NBC's Brian Williams caught up with Palin and S... [TVNewser]

Brokaw on Meet: "I Love Doing It. It's Given Me a Center of Gravity" - Posted October 22, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist How would the late Tim Russert assess Tom Brokaw as moderator of "Meet the Press?" "I would like to think he'd think it's going prett... [TVNewser]

Todd and Sarah Palin Revisit People - Posted October 22, 2008
Sarah Palin is making a second appearance in ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Todd and Sarah Palin Revisit People - Posted October 22, 2008
Sarah Palin is making a second appearance in ... [FishbowlNY]

Sarah Palin to Take Actual Questions From MSM - Posted October 21, 2008
We have to admit that we kind of no longer care that she says dumb, usually contradictory stuff and then smiles and winks. We'll watch it anyway, because we have to see how the season ends. It's how we got sucked into watching the entire season of Rock of Love. From CNN.com... [FishbowlLA]

Palin Meets More Press - Posted October 21, 2008
With a CNN interview today and interviews with Brian Williams tomorrow, Gov. Sarah Palin has now made the rounds to the national networks. But on CBS News' From the Road blog, Scott Conroy writes that Palin is be... [TVNewser]

King Wants McCain To Make Good on Palin Promise - Posted October 20, 2008
Larry King Live has not seen Sen. John McCain as a guest since July or Gov. Sarah Palin as a guest ever. And no... [TVNewser]

MLB Moves In to Former Home of MSNBC - Posted October 20, 2008
Brian Williams worked there, so did Phil Donahue, Charles Grodin, and Maury & Connie and countless other TV tale... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams To Interview Sarah Palin & John McCain - Posted October 16, 2008
Less than two weeks before Election Day, NBC's Brian Williams will sit down with Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin. The interviews will air next Wednesday and Thursday on Nightly News. Williams is the last of the big three anchors to be grant... [TVNewser]

NBC's Savannah Guthrie Gets Sarah Palin One-on-One - Posted October 14, 2008
In an update to one of our stories from earlier today, about Gov. Sarah Palin not doing interviews with some of the news media, including NBC... [TVNewser]

Presidential Debate Round #2 - Posted October 7, 2008
Here are some of the coverage plans for tonight's town hall style debate at Belmont University in Nashville moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw. All the following networks will carry the debate. • ABC: The team of Gibson, Sawyer and Stephanopolous will anchor again, this time from three different cities. Charlie Gibson wi... [TVNewser]

"Katie's Airing Part 17 Tonight" - Posted October 5, 2008
Gov. Sarah Palin was the topic of discussion when NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams guested on the Late Show with David Letterman on Friday. Williams and Letterman talk the VP debate, Couric and Gibson's interviews of Palin and if he thi... [TVNewser]

Networks Cover as House Passes Bailout - Posted October 3, 2008
Well, second time's a charm. The House passed the bailout bill this afternoon which was approved earlier this week by the Senate. All the networks (and cablers) took the vote live as it was ending around 1:24pmET. Charles Gibson anchore... [TVNewser]

Covering the Veeps - Posted October 2, 2008
The cablers have been employing countdown clocks more than eight hours before the debate tonight, and all networks are gearing up for coverage: • ABC — Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchor from New ... [TVNewser]

Dow Dives as House Votes - Posted September 29, 2008
Breaking: The cable news and business networks are covering the House vote on the $700 billion bailout bill. As the tally continued to an eventual "No" vote, the dow took a nose dive, at one point down 705 points. On MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell and House producer/reporter Mike Viqueira discussed the rules... [TVNewser]

Debate On, Anchors in Place - Posted September 26, 2008
Katie, Brian, Shepard and hundreds of other TVNewsers are breathing a sigh of relief today. Their trips to Oxford, Mississippi will not be in vain. Around 11:26amET, word came that John McCain would participate in tonight's first of three presidential debates. Here's the timing of the confirmation and the reporting of the... [TVNewser]

What Should Charlie Gibson Do? - Posted September 26, 2008
Brian Williams has his blog and had that SNL hosting gig last year; Katie Couric has her Webcasts and YouTube channel. So, what could ABC News do to help "catapult Charlie Gibson back to... [TVNewser]

Technical Difficulties for Nightly News - Posted September 25, 2008
All three broadcast networks had access to the two presidential nominees late this afternoon after Sens. McCain and Obama met at the White House. For one broadcast, the so called round-robin interviews may have happened too close to airtime. After airing its John McCain i... [TVNewser]

Williams, Gibson, Couric to Interview McCain, Obama as Anchors Keep Oxford in the Travel Plans - Posted September 25, 2008
Fast moving developments in the bailout bill are keeping the anchors on the move. Insiders tell us NBC's Brian Williams, who anchored Nightly News from Houston last night, will anchor from Washington, DC tonight with Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams' Seat on the "Supreme Court" - Posted September 24, 2008
The cover story of the current issue of AARP Magazine is a feature on Brian Williams by Joe... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters to Carry Pres. Bush in Primetime - Posted September 24, 2008
ABC, CBS and NBC will all carry Pres. Bush's address to the nation tonight at 9pmET. Charlie Gibson will anchor for ABC, Katie Couric for CBS and Brian Williams, from Galveston, TX, for NBC. Looks like ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: NBC, CBS, FBN... - Posted September 23, 2008
> NBC Nightly News' anchor Brian Williams interviewed Georgian President Mikheil Saakshvili today before his address at the UN. The interview airs on tonight's broadcast at 6:30pm. > 60 Minutes was the third highest rated program last ... [TVNewser]

60 Minutes Wins Three Emmys, PBS Wins 10 - Posted September 23, 2008
CBS' 60 Minutes won more awards than any other program last night at the 29th annual News and Documentary Emmys ceremony. The network with the most awards was PBS, which won 10. CBS won five total awards — CBS Sunday Morning won the other two. ABC won four award... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 15 - Posted September 23, 2008
A split decision for the evening newscasts last week. Charlie Gibson's broadcast had the most total viewers, while Brian Williams won in the A25-54 demo. It was the second week in a row on top in Total Viewers for World News. All three broadcasts were down from the prior week which saw... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Couric, Lehrer, Logan... - Posted September 22, 2008
> The New York Times' Steven McElroy reports Katie Couric will be participating in the upcoming roast of Matt Lauer. Other ro... [TVNewser]

Williams to Anchor From Texas - Posted September 20, 2008
At the end of the NBC Nightly News last night, Brian Williams announced he would anchor from Texas next week. The broadcast was supposed to originate from Texas this week, but the financial crisis caused them to return to New York. "There's a lot of suffering going... [TVNewser]

Inside CNBC During the "Most Critical Times" In Its History - Posted September 17, 2008
The New York Observer's Meredith Bryan spent Monday at CNBC HQ in Englewood Cliffs, NJ for today's front page story, taking in what CNBC president ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams to Anchor From "Business and Economics Division" of NBC News - Posted September 15, 2008
NBC Nightly News' Brian Williams will be making the trip to Englewood Cliffs, NJ tonight, to anchor the program from CNBC's HQ. In what is turning into a historic ... [TVNewser]

New Yorker Column Short on Facts, Long on Attacks of ABC News - Posted September 15, 2008
The New Yorker's Steve Coll spends a column today blasting ABC News over a variety of issues relating to ... [TVNewser]

Williams Featured at New York Press Club - Posted September 14, 2008
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams will appear at the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the New York Press Club. The ceremony, at the New York Historical Society, takes place September 22 at 6:30pmET. The Press Club will induct its first members into its Hall of Fame. The journalists will be Gabe Pressman of... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 1 - Posted September 9, 2008
In a week marked by Hurricane Gustav coverage and the RNC, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top rated evening newscast in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo last week. All three broadcasts were up from the previous week at the DNC, in both categories. ABC's World News with... [TVNewser]

Gibson's Palin Interview: When, Where, How - Posted September 8, 2008
Expect to hear Gov. Sarah Palin answer her first mainstream media questions shortly after 6:30pmET on Thursday this week. Confirmed last night, ABC News'... [TVNewser]

Anchors, Networks Stand Up to Cancer - Posted September 6, 2008
The network anchors are finishing up a week that has taken them to three states in four days: Louisiania, Minnesota and California. The Big 3 emceed last night's Stand up to Cancer event. USA today called it, "an unusual alliance" since ABC, CBS and NBC also aired the one hour special... [TVNewser]

Andrea Mitchell and the "Balloon Wielding Thugs" - Posted September 5, 2008
Following the conclusion of Sen. John McCain's speech on MSNBC, anchor Keith Olbermann threw it to various reporters around the Convention. But when he went to ... [TVNewser]

Wild About the Anchors - Posted September 4, 2008
After last night's taping of the Stand up to Cancer interviews with the Big 3 anchors, the management of the Xcel Energy Center presented personalized jerseys to them. The "X," as the locals calls it is hosting the RNC this week, but it is normally home to the Minnesota Wild NHL... [TVNewser]

For Brian Williams, 38,486 Miles and Counting - Posted September 4, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Pregnant, shmegnant. Candidates' kids are not fair game, says NBC's Brian Williams. "Show me the germaneness to their ability to lead the nation,"... [TVNewser]

Network Anchors Sit Down, for Stand Up To Cancer - Posted September 3, 2008
This week the term 'anchor' doesn't really fit. On Sunday Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson and Brian Williams were along the Gulf Coast, on Tuesday they'd arrived in St. Paul, on Friday they'll be in Los Angeles. The assignments along the Gulf a... [TVNewser]

Tough Act to Follow - Posted September 3, 2008
NBC's Brian Williams was a guest on the 4pm show at Minneapolis/St. Paul affiliate KARE-11. The guest in the next segment: yours truly. Williams talked about covering the convention, we talked... [TVNewser]

Brian, Charlie, Katie To Make the Morning Rounds After Their Evening Shows - Posted September 3, 2008
TVNewser has learned that after they finish their broadcasts at 7pmET tonight (barring breaking news), Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson and Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

"Does MSNBC Have To Be The Lohans?" - Posted September 3, 2008
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams appeared on The Daily Show last night, and things got jokingly uncomfortable quickly as Jon Stewart asked about M... [TVNewser]

Anchor Movement: Network News to St. Paul, Keith Stays in NY - Posted September 2, 2008
As insiders predicted last night in St. Paul, anchors are beginning the trip back from the Gulf Coast region to the RNC as coverage shifts away from Gustav. The three evening news anchors, CBS' ... [TVNewser]

Between Politicians and Pundits, Brokaw Aims for New Target - Posted September 2, 2008
NBC's Tom Brokaw is looking forward to a bit of a break post-RNC before this Sunday's Meet the Press, even if it's only for 48 hours. "I'm trying to get back to Montana, before going back to Washington...It's bird hunting season," the former Nightly News anchor tells TVNewser. B... [TVNewser]

Gustav Aftermath: Surveying the Cabler Scene - Posted September 2, 2008
As Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is saying in a presser taken by all three cablers this morning, there are no reports of widespread flooding in the Gulf Coast. Luckily, the damage seems to be minimal, which means focus appears to be shifting back to the RNC. Let's take a look... [TVNewser]

O'Reilly Pens NBC Script - Posted September 1, 2008
Bill O'Reilly's current syndicated column takes on a familiar topic for him — NBC News and bias. But this time, O'Reilly wonders how a Nightly newscast, "might look sometime soon," by assuming the voice of ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (Gustav edition): Shep, Anderson, Gibson... - Posted September 1, 2008
> FNC's Shepard Smith gets some high praise from the Kansas City Star's Aaron Barnhart. "Now that Shepard Smith is on Fox, there's really no reason to watch anything else," he writes. "Knowledge of his home state and his experienc... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.01.08 - Posted September 1, 2008
Good morning 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 media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Network Newscasts From New Orleans - Posted August 31, 2008
All three network newscasts spent significant time covering Hurricane Gustav, and had correspondents in the area. ABC's World News was anchored by Charlie Gibson from the region, CBS' Evening News was anchored by Russ Mitchell in New York and NBC's Nightly News was anchored by ... [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]

Look Who Dropped In On the Daily Nightly - Posted August 30, 2008
On Brian Williams' Daily Nightly blog, there's a commenter whose added a link to Bill O'Reilly's blog. And on O'Reilly's blog, O... [TVNewser]

O'Reilly "Almost Sick" Over MSNBC Chyron - Posted August 30, 2008
A chyron appearing on MSNBC yesterday afternoon around 4:15pmET had Bill O'Reilly fired up last night. The chyron read, "How many houses does Palin add to the Republican ticket?" and teased a segment about Palin's finances (apparently it's one house and two properties). C... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.29.08 - Posted August 29, 2008
Good morning 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 media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

The Networks End 2008 Convention #1 - Posted August 28, 2008
About an hour before Sen. Barack Obama took the stage:... [TVNewser]

Covering Gustav and the Conventions, and Making Sure " is Even-Steven" - Posted August 28, 2008
With dire predictions of what Tropical Storm Gustav might do, the news networks are in high gear planning for coverage of the potentially catastrophic storm. That also might mean scaled back coverage of the RNC next week, depending on when and where landfall ends up. Last night on MSNBC, ... [TVNewser]

Making the Move — Invesco - Posted August 27, 2008
Sometime around 3amET, the cable and broadcast networks will be making the move to Invesco Field, to set up for Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech. The move was described to us as a "disaster," by an insider today, but it has to be done. ABC News political director ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (DNC Day 3, PM Ed.): Nightly, Mornings, Post-Conventions... - Posted August 27, 2008
> NBC's Brian Williams sits down with Michelle Obama for an interview to air tonight on Nightly News and on nightly.msnbc.com. > In the photo below, CBS Early Show EP Zev ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 18 - Posted August 26, 2008
The final week of the Olympics and lead-up to the DNC saw a viewer drop-off for all three two of the three evening newscasts last week. Nightly News with Brian Williams was again the winner beating #2 World News with Charles Gibson by two million Total Viewers. The Gibson broadcast was... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson On Familiar Territory and New Ground - Posted August 26, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Blah, blah, blog. ABC's Charlie Gibson, not a big fan of blogs, yesterday became the last Big 3 anchor to launch his own. A gentleman of the Old School, Gibson, 65, says his only concern is the pretentious navel-gazing e... [TVNewser]

Technical Difficulties in Denver - Posted August 25, 2008
With 15,000 journalists, many of the TV variety, descending one city, technical difficulties will arise. NBC has had its share. During Brian Williams' 1pmET hour on MSNBC, Contessa Brewer... [TVNewser]

The End of an Update - Posted August 22, 2008
Did you see that? Today marks the final airing of MSNBC's Olympic Update, which aired for two weeks from 5-7pmET. While enjoying strong ratings from an Olympic coverage lead-in, it amassed largely negative ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Sets Hourly Convention Anchors - Posted August 21, 2008
Tom Brokaw will be among the six daytime anchors responsible for an hour at both the Democratic and Republican conventions. Others include Andrea Mitchell, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.20.08 - Posted August 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. A little college tear drops in memory of Leroi Moore. 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. ... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams on CCTV Gives Props To His Predecessor - Posted August 16, 2008
NBC's Brian Williams is doing his part as journalist and diplomat while reporting from Bei-jing. This week, he was a guest on CCTV-9, th... [TVNewser]

You Say Beijing, I Say Beijing: Who's Right, Williams or Costas? - Posted August 16, 2008
So, we come to find out, and if you've been listening closely you may have heard it, that the pronunciation of the host city of the XXIX Olympiad hasn't been consistent on NBC. Nightly News anchor ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (Olympics Edition): CBS, NBC, CNN.com... - Posted August 15, 2008
> Mark Spitz, who's already made the rounds on NBC News, will be a guest on CBS' The Early Show tomorrow morning. In a few hours, Michael Phelps will swim for a chance to tie Spitz' record of seven gold medals. Spitz set that record at the 1972 Munich games. Then... [TVNewser]

TVNewser Gets It Right, and Nightly News, Well.... - Posted August 12, 2008
Last night, Brian Williams began Nightly News telling viewers, "as far as we can tell and as far looking back this is the first live network evening newscast to originate from here since 1987, the last time NBC Nightly News broadcast from here." If Brian had only che... [TVNewser]

The Place For.... - Posted August 11, 2008
For the next two weeks MSNBC is calling itself The Place for the Olympics. With as many as 12 hours a day of events then a two-hour wrap up show, politics will take a back seat, relegated to Hardball at 7pmET and Countdown at 8. And while it may take war... [TVNewser]

Nightly's Live Broadcast From Tiananmen Square - Posted August 11, 2008
Brian Williams anchors Sunday's NBC Nightly news from Beijing. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams will originate live from Tiananmen Square tonight (Tuesday morning in Beijing), site of the 1989 uprising that led... [TVNewser]

David Gregory on "Killing Time" - Posted August 8, 2008
NBC's David Gregory appeared last night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and got grilled by the host on the need for 24-hour cable news. "How many hours do you think it would take to fully cover the election every day. Like an hour, or two?" asked Stewart. After Stewart described... [TVNewser]

Lifetime Achievement for Producer Who Has "Too Much Stuff" Left To Do - Posted August 7, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist With a face young enough for a milk carton, how does Ken Burns qualify for a Lifetime Achievement Award? That's exactly what he thought when he was chosen to receive the accolade at the 29th annual News and Documentary... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 28 - Posted August 5, 2008
Another split decision for the evening newscasts. Nightly News with Brian Williams won in Total Viewers while World News with Charles Gibson won the A25-54 demo last week. Last Monday saw Williams' interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad f... [TVNewser]

That Nightly Guy on the Daily Show - Posted August 1, 2008
In between trips to Tehran and Beijing, NBC's Brian Williams made a trip to the west side of Manhattan and the Daily Show. Williams talked about his interview Monday with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, complete with words braggadocio and raprochment:... [TVNewser]

NBC To Stream Convention Coverage on Mobile - Posted August 1, 2008
The Olympics aren't the only big event NBC is taking mobile. The network, together with its cable brethren MSNBC and CNBC, will make more than 200 hours of news coverage from the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions available on its NBC News 2 Go and NBC Mobile channels, Fierce Mobil... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Matt Lauer to Co-Host Beijing Opening Ceremony - Posted August 1, 2008
The NYTimes' Richard Sandomir reports Matt Lauer is being tapped to co-anchor the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics alongside ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Abrams, CNN.com, Purple... - Posted July 31, 2008
> MSNBC anchor Dan Abrams will be switching networks and appearing on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Abrams is anchoring Verdict from Los Angeles all week. > CNN.com announced Nielsen named it the "No. 1 news gateway" for June. It is ... [TVNewser]

NBC's George Lewis Reports on His Cancer Treatment - Posted July 31, 2008
Longtime NBC News Los Angeles-based correspondent George Lewis, recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, reported on his treatment yesterday on the Today show and Nightly News. Lewis, on set with Bria... [TVNewser]

The Soundtrack to CNN's American Morning - Posted July 31, 2008
The Daily Show took on the curious bump-in music choices made by CNN's American Morning (a practice, admittedly, employed by many networks) last night. Jon Stewart had some suggestions for the program — for example, not using "Changes" by ... [TVNewser]

Cablers Cover LA Earthquake - Posted July 29, 2008
The cable news channels are covering the aftermath of a 5.8 earthquake (now downgraded to 5.4) centered 29 miles east-southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The quake struck 11:42amPT. MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

NBC's Access in Tehran A First For American Network - Posted July 28, 2008
NBC's Brian Williams wrapped up his interview with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in time for clips to air ... [TVNewser]

The Big Story in Canada? That U.S. Network - Posted July 28, 2008
The Saturday cover story of Canada's Globe and Mail was about the business angle of NBC's upcoming Olympian effort: "a $1-billion cross-platform laboratory designed to capture the exact destination of viewers and prove to advertis... [TVNewser]

Williams to Interview Ahmadinejad - Posted July 25, 2008
After a quick trip home, Brian Williams will be back on the road this weekend to interview Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Williams and his team wil... [TVNewser]

Critiquing the Press and Their Obama - Posted July 25, 2008
WaPo's Howard Kurtz sums up the media coverage of Barack Obama's week abroad; what the trip meant for the candidate and the press following him. ...even as the likes of NBC's Andrea Mitchell... [TVNewser]

Obama Makes "Victory" Speech - Posted July 24, 2008
The cablers were live from Berlin this hour, as Sen. Barack Obama made his much talked about speech at the Victory Column in Tiergarten Park. With the sun setting and a crowd of more than 100,000, Obama had the cablers locked in for almost an hour:... [TVNewser]

Was Scarborough Actually Aiming at Anderson? - Posted July 24, 2008
When MSNBC's Joe Scarborough talked about how "a couple of hosts" ran with the story of Sen. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 14 - Posted July 22, 2008
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top rated evening news program last week, winning in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Just 20,000 viewers separated NBC from ABC's World News in Total Viewers, however. It was the lowest Total Viewers average for NBC in more than a year. Ann... [TVNewser]

Terry Moran Gets Obama In Baghdad - Posted July 21, 2008
A day after CBS's Lara Logan got an interview with Barack Obama in... [TVNewser]

And the First Obama Overseas Interview Goes To... - Posted July 20, 2008
CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan, who just relocated to Washington DC, was the first correspondent to interview ... [TVNewser]

Forrest Sawyer To Anchor CBS Evening News This Weekend - Posted July 19, 2008
The Inside Scoop page on CBSNews.com reveals that Forrest Sawyer will be anchoring the CBS Evening News tonight and tomorrow night. Sawyer spent 11 years at ABC News, he t... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.18.08 - Posted July 18, 2008
Good morning Washington. Above, Luke Russert and James Carville spearhead XM radio's coverage of the MLB All-Star Game. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary... [FishbowlDC]

Brian, Charlie, Katie To Report on Obama Overseas - Posted July 17, 2008
The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg reports that when Barack Obama heads for Iraq and other locations overseas this summer, NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Tony Snow Tributes - Posted July 14, 2008
Earlier on FishbowlDC: "In Memoriam: Tony Snow" Join us after the jump for a round-up of remembrances of Tony Snow, who passed away on Saturday. Ed Henry, CNN ... [FishbowlDC]

Tony Snow's Death: Brian Williams Statement - Posted July 12, 2008
Statement from NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams: When I lost my own Sister to breast cancer, Tony was among the first to contact me to offer comfort. He faced his own struggle with the bravery of an infantryman. He was a rare combination of true believer and honest broker — and... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Haddad, Logan, Clinton... - Posted July 11, 2008
> Steve Forrest, the Access Hollywood producer who landed the exclusive the mainstream media couldn't ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams To The Rescue - Posted July 10, 2008
Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was busy this afternoon. Sure, he had to prepare for anchoring the ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 30 - Posted July 8, 2008
The Fourth of July holiday week was not kind to the network evening newscasts. All three were down week-to-week, NBC & ABC both down more than 600K Total Viewers. Last week was also the lowest ever Total Viewer and A25-54 delivery for World News with Charles Gibson since the start of... [TVNewser]

Q2 2008 Ratings: Meet Still on Top - Posted July 4, 2008
NBC's Meet the Press saw its best second quarter ratings since 2004 in Total Viewers, and was the top rated Sunday morning show for the 43rd consecutive quarter in the category. The show has undergone a transformation since the death of its longtime moderator Tim Russert. Last week... [TVNewser]

The Garden State and Brian Williams - Posted July 3, 2008
"I see down below in the Meadowlands two guys definitely up to no good. They're about to take someone or something out of the trunk. And I just thought to myself, Man, I love the Garden State." That would be NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who loosens his pro... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 03.07.08 - Posted March 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | JOBS You think Hillary can still score the Democratic nomination. NEWSPAPERS ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.25.08 - Posted February 25, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | JOBS Most of ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.12.08 - Posted February 12, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's the birthday of Abe Lincoln and Sen. Arlen Specter. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | BOOKS | ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.31.08 - Posted January 31, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's the birthday of Jackie Robinson and Justin Timberlake. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | WEST WING REP... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.28.08 - Posted January 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's the birthday of President Sarkozy and Nick Carter. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | RADIO | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.25.08 - Posted January 24, 2008
Good morning Washington. Five years ago, the Department of Homeland Security opened its doors. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | JOBS Most of you, almost a... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.14.08 - Posted January 14, 2008
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1952, the "Today" show premiered, in 1973 the Dolphins became the only one of only two NFL teams to go undefeated during the regular season, and in 2004, President Bush announced we're going to Mars. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio). Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: ... [FishbowlDC]

Williams Addresses Cowan's Comments - Posted January 9, 2008
Brian Williams took to his Daily Nightly blog to address the story sparked by FishbowlDC's post yesterday about remarks made by NBC's Lee Cowan, who said that it's "hard to remain objective covering" Sen. Barack Obama. Says Williams: I see from a tour of the web that... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.26.07 - Posted November 26, 2007
Good morning Washington. Brian Williams would have been a good Thanksgiving dinner guest. "Channel 5 Is Losing News Chief To CNN" An ABC release announced, "For the week of Novembe... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.11.07 - Posted October 11, 2007
Good morning Washington. Joe Biden is your choice for POTUS. TVGuide interviews Chris Matthews. Via Wednesday's "... [FishbowlDC]

Reiss To Replace Haddad On "Hardball"? - Posted October 8, 2007
TVNewser reports that John Reiss is on the shortlist to replace Tammy Haddad as executive producer of "Hardball." Reiss was let go as NBC Nightly News executive producer in March by Brian Williams and we hear that it was a rather rough split. Question: Does Chris Matthews even want an E.P.? Would he... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.04.07 - Posted October 4, 2007
Good morning Washington. Trader Joes edged out Whole Foods as the grocery store du jour. An NBC release announced, "As the competitive gap between 'NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams' and ABC 'World News' continues to narrow, 'Nightly News' became the most... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.30.07 - Posted August 30, 2007
Good morning Washington. You're completely torn on the journalists dating journalists issue. The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, "Michael Vick's legal troubles attracted a large news audience last week. ...... [FishbowlDC]

Torch-Passing, TVNewser Style - Posted July 26, 2007
For a couple hours, the back room at Michael's was transformed into a television news executive bender, a happy hour in honor of our outgoing TVNewser, Brian Stelter [right], and incoming TVNewser, er, 'Newsers: Chris Ariens, Diane Clehane, Alissa Kinsky and Philadelphia Inq... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Torch-Passing, TVNewser Style - Posted July 26, 2007
For a couple hours, the back room at Michael's was transformed into a television news executive bender, a happy hour in honor of our outgoing TVNewser, Brian Stelter [right], and incoming TVNewser, er, 'Newsers: Chris Ariens, Diane Clehane, Alissa Kinsky and Philadelphia Inq... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Donaldson, Girl Cubed, Nightly - Posted July 24, 2007
> Sam Donaldson will lead the Vote 2008 political coverage on ABC's Digital Channel "ABC News Now." Coverage includes original programming, "backstage vlogs" at the two debates on ABC in August, and the re-airing of those debates on August 5th & 19th. > Obama Girl, Hillary Girl and Giuliani Girl... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 16 - Posted July 24, 2007
For the first time in 12 weeks, NBC Nightly News has won the ratings race. The Brian Williams broadcast outdrew World News with Charles Gibson by 290,000 total viewers. ABC News points out Gibson was off last week. Also, World News aired out of its normal time period... [TVNewser]

Campbell Brown Leaves NBC - Posted July 22, 2007
Campbell Brown bid farewell to NBC after 11 years with the peacock. In her goodbye this morning on Today Brown said, "I'm making some decisions right now that I think make a lot of sense for me and my family. I'm not going away, though. I'm going to... [TVNewser]

Gen. Wayne Downing, NBC Analyst, Dies - Posted July 18, 2007
Gen. Wayne Downing, a frequent NBC News military analyst, has died.In a message to NBC staffers this morning, Elena Nachmanoff called him "a friend and colleague to many people at NBC News."... [TVNewser]

Big 3 Emmy Noms: Nightly On Top - Posted July 17, 2007
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams leads his evening competitors when it comes to the Emmy awards race. Of its 14 total News & Documentary nominations, 9 are for Nightly. The remaining nominations went to Dateline and the Today show. World News wit... [TVNewser]

GE Chief Pulls Plug On Paris, Brian Williams Helps - Posted June 25, 2007
Late last week, it appeared NBC locked up Paris Hilton to a $1 million deal. But sources tell The New York Post that General Electric CEO & Chairman Jeff Immelt personally pulled the plug. "This is the latest in a series of p.r. debacles for NBC - Imus and the Virginia... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 06.05.07 - Posted June 5, 2007
Good morning Washington. Christian Science Monitor's John Edward Ames writes, "Reporters used to strive for accuracy, brevity, and clarity. Now it's suspense, setting, and back story." C-SPAN continues coverage of Campaign 2008 with plans to air live coverage of the... [FishbowlDC]

Inside The Time 100 Party - Posted May 9, 2007
America Ferrera and John Mayer It's arguably the most exclusive magazine party of the year. (Graydon Carter's Vanity's Fair Oscar party perhaps being the other.) John Edwards mingled with John Mayer. Sir Richard Branson (just back f... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Inside The Time 100 Party - Posted May 9, 2007
America Ferrera and John Mayer It's arguably the most exclusive magazine party of the year. (Graydon Carter's Vanity's Fair Oscar party perhaps being the other.) John Edwards mingled with John Mayer. Sir Richard Branson (just back f... [FishbowlNY]

Inquiring Minds Want To Know... - Posted May 7, 2007
We've had a few people ask us "what was up" with the Politico's John Harris and his long walks across the stage during Thursday's MSNBC debate. We can't quite dig up the video, but Harris would walk across the stage in order to get closer to a candidate he planned on... [FishbowlDC]

The 'Killer' Backlash Against NBC 'Pornography' - Posted April 20, 2007
As Brian Williams said on Wednesday, airing the Virginia Tech shooter's "manifesto" was a "sick business," and has turned into more than a bit of a P.R. nightmare for the peacock network. Here's a brief timeline/summary of the heat on NBC: Wednesday 6:00PM E... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The 'Killer' Backlash Against NBC 'Pornography' - Posted April 20, 2007
As Brian Williams said on Wednesday, airing the Virginia Tech shooter's "manifesto" was a "sick business," and has turned into more than a bit of a P.R. nightmare for the peacock network. Here's a brief timeline/summary of the heat on NBC: Wednesday 6:00PM E... [FishbowlNY]

Couric, Kristof To Host Overseas Press Club Awards - Posted April 20, 2007
CBS News chief Sean McManus and Couric last summer Katie Couric may be mired in third place and has yet to set foot in Iraq, but she's getting the honor rival Brian Williams had last year: hosting the Overseas Press ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Couric, Kristof To Host Overseas Press Club Awards - Posted April 20, 2007
CBS News chief Sean McManus and Couric last summer Katie Couric may be mired in third place and has yet to set foot in Iraq, but she's getting the honor rival Brian Williams had last year: hosting the Overseas Press ... [FishbowlNY]

Partying With The King - Posted April 19, 2007
King and his wife flank the Trumps The short hallway between the "Pool Room" and bar acted as a sort of cosmic, generational media portal last night at the Four Seasons, where a pair of cocktail parties — one celebrating Larry King's 50 years in broadcasting (a.k.a the "old people room"), the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Partying With The King - Posted April 19, 2007
King and his wife flank the Trumps The short hallway between the "Pool Room" and bar acted as a sort of cosmic, generational media portal last night at the Four Seasons, where a pair of cocktail parties — one celebrating Larry King's 50 years in broadcasting (a.k.a the "old people room"), the... [FishbowlNY]

'Killer' Coverage - Posted April 19, 2007
Media notes on the bizarre twist in the Va. Tech shooter case: NYT: The package sent by the killer to NBC forced the network to make "tough decisions," many orchestrated by NBC News prez Steve Capus. It arrived yesterday at NBC headquarters in New York and was almost immediat... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Killer' Coverage - Posted April 19, 2007
Media notes on the bizarre twist in the Va. Tech shooter case: NYT: The package sent by the killer to NBC forced the network to make "tough decisions," many orchestrated by NBC News prez Steve Capus. It arrived yesterday at NBC headquarters in New York and was almost immediat... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams Continues Passive-Aggressive Assault On Bronx, Brooklyn Bloggers - Posted April 11, 2007
First, it was his crack about an NBC page listening to a podcast at the Overseas Press Club Awards dinner. Then, it was his ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams Continues Passive-Aggressive Assault On Bronx, Brooklyn Bloggers - Posted April 11, 2007
First, it was his crack about an NBC page listening to a podcast at the Overseas Press Club Awards dinner. Then, it was his ... [FishbowlNY]

Radio / TV Correspondents' Dinner: The Photos - Posted March 29, 2007
Swinging times were had at last night's 63rd Annual Radio & Television Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton. The 2,000+ audience dined on New Orleans Cajun Salad, Texas Rubbed Tenderloin of Beef and Mississippi Mud Pile, while washing it down with Stone Cellars Chardonnay and Stone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon. The evening's... [FishbowlDC]

Onion News Net Gets 400,000 Plays On First Day - Posted March 29, 2007
We doubt Brian Williams is losing sleep over Onion launches, but... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Onion News Net Gets 400,000 Plays On First Day - Posted March 29, 2007
We doubt Brian Williams is losing sleep over Onion launches, but... [FishbowlNY]

Times Corrects Stanley's Gibson 'Swipe' — One Of Them, At Least - Posted March 9, 2007
Following yesterday's Alessandra Stanley column on Brian Williams' Iraq anchoring and subsequent ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Times Corrects Stanley's Gibson 'Swipe' — One Of Them, At Least - Posted March 9, 2007
Following yesterday's Alessandra Stanley column on Brian Williams' Iraq anchoring and subsequent ... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News SVP Slams Times' Stanley: A 'Gratuitous and Unfounded Swipe' - Posted March 8, 2007
Alessandra Stanley sneaks in a few zingers on Charles Gibson at the end her Times piece today on Brian Williams' Iraq tour: Mr. Gibson hasn't exactly ov... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC News SVP Slams Times' Stanley: A 'Gratuitous and Unfounded Swipe' - Posted March 8, 2007
Alessandra Stanley sneaks in a few zingers on Charles Gibson at the end her Times piece today on Brian Williams' Iraq tour: Mr. Gibson hasn't exactly ov... [FishbowlNY]

Alex Wallace Named EP Of NBC Nightly News - Posted March 5, 2007
MEMO from Steve Capus President, NBC News Subject: Nighty News Executive Producer NBC News, today, begins a new era with an outstanding announcement. Alex Wallace has been named executive producer of the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. As you know, Alex has been my primary deputy in the front office, serving as a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Alex Wallace Named EP Of NBC Nightly News - Posted March 5, 2007
MEMO from Steve Capus President, NBC News Subject: Nighty News Executive Producer NBC News, today, begins a new era with an outstanding announcement. Alex Wallace has been named executive producer of the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. As you know, Alex has been my primary deputy in the front office, serving as a... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams: 'A Reporter, Not A Cowboy' - Posted March 5, 2007
Brian Williams is in Iraq. "The decision to come here was mine." Bono is apparently not with him. Good line from NBC News president ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams: 'A Reporter, Not A Cowboy' - Posted March 5, 2007
Brian Williams is in Iraq. "The decision to come here was mine." Bono is apparently not with him. Good line from NBC News president ... [FishbowlNY]

Killing Time - Posted March 2, 2007
In next week's New York magazine, pg. 46: The Time of Their Lives (p. 46) by Joe Hagan John Huey and Richard Stengel, besieged by economic forces pulling one of journalism's most storied institutions toward obsolescence, are blowing up Time magazine in an all-out effort to save its life.... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Killing Time - Posted March 2, 2007
In next week's New York magazine, pg. 46: The Time of Their Lives (p. 46) by Joe Hagan John Huey and Richard Stengel, besieged by economic forces pulling one of journalism's most storied institutions toward obsolescence, are blowing up Time magazine in an all-out effort to save its life.... [FishbowlNY]

Poll: Who Will 'Get' Bald Britney? - Posted February 23, 2007
So, which television network and/or talkster has the inside track to what has to be the most salivatingly sought-after interview of 2007? At least we know it won't be Brian Williams. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Poll: Who Will 'Get' Bald Britney? - Posted February 23, 2007
So, which television network and/or talkster has the inside track to what has to be the most salivatingly sought-after interview of 2007? At least we know it won't be Brian Williams. ... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Williams Takes Anti-Britney-Anna Stance | Graydon's Oscar Party | Obama In L.A. - Posted February 21, 2007
Obama: And moguls in L.A. [Pop Matters] The Power of Anna: Transcends celebrity weeklies' deadlines. [... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brian Williams Takes Anti-Britney-Anna Stance | Graydon's Oscar Party | Obama In L.A. - Posted February 21, 2007
Obama: And moguls in L.A. [Pop Matters] The Power of Anna: Transcends celebrity weeklies' deadlines. [... [FishbowlNY]

Taking Out The Trash, 02.06.07 - Posted February 6, 2007
Most of you have no interest Sunday talk shows. Too early in the morning? Fox gets the Giuliani love on his big presidential announcement day. B&C reports that MSNBC GM Dan Abrams... [FishbowlDC]

Media's Obama-mania Pauses For Hil'ville - Posted January 22, 2007
Hillary Clinton's television media schedule, next 24 hours: NBC Nightly News (Brian Williams interviews) ABC's World News (Charles Gibson) CBS Evening News (... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Media's Obama-mania Pauses For Hil'ville - Posted January 22, 2007
Hillary Clinton's television media schedule, next 24 hours: NBC Nightly News (Brian Williams interviews) ABC's World News (Charles Gibson) CBS Evening News (... [FishbowlNY]

Taking Out The Trash, 01.22.07 - Posted January 22, 2007
Oooh! George Stephanopolous beat out Tim Russert. Will the ratings say the same? An NBC release announced that "Meet The Press with Tim Russert" topped "the competition in all categories during the week ending Sunday, January 14," attracting 4.511 million total viewers. That is 30% more than CBS's "Face the Nation", 44%... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric: I Was The Only Skirt At White House Meeting Before Bush Speech - Posted January 18, 2007
From Katie Couric's CBS News blog comes this missive on the state of women in television news journalism, 2007: Last Wednesday, President Bush gave his address to the country about "the new way forward" for Iraq, and lots... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Katie Couric: I Was The Only Skirt At White House Meeting Before Bush Speech - Posted January 18, 2007
From Katie Couric's CBS News blog comes this missive on the state of women in television news journalism, 2007: Last Wednesday, President Bush gave his address to the country about "the new way forward" for Iraq, and lots... [FishbowlNY]

YouTube Becomes 'DeathTube' For Saddam - Posted January 2, 2007
Where are those cat videos now, Brian Williams? We avidly track YouTube's most-watched videos page, and it seems YouTube turned a yet another cor... [morningmedianewsfeed]

YouTube Becomes 'DeathTube' For Saddam - Posted January 2, 2007
Where are those cat videos now, Brian Williams? We avidly track YouTube's most-watched videos page, and it seems YouTube turned a yet another cor... [FishbowlNY]

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