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The Young Turks Throw Themselves a Big Party - Posted May 10, 2013
Some epic Internet math was laid out last night at YouTube's Space LA by The Young Turks COO Steve Oh. Speaking to a snazzily-dressed crowd of fellow TYT Network personnel, show fans and supporters, he tried to frame just how staggering one billion YouTube views for the show - reached April... [FishbowlLA]

Separated at Birth: The Dave Zirin Edition - Posted May 3, 2013
With news of Jason Collins breaking this past week, The Nation's Sports Editor, Dave Zirin, has been making the rounds. On a recent appearance with Current TV's John Fugelsang, we weren't sure if it was Zirin or another Current host, Ce... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Separated at Birth: The Dave Zirin Edition - Posted May 3, 2013
With news of Jason Collins breaking this past week, The Nation's Sports Editor, Dave Zirin, has been making the rounds. On a recent appearance with Current TV's John Fugelsang, we weren't sure if it was Zirin or another Current host, Ce... [FishbowlNY]

Where Do The Young Turks Go from Here? - Posted January 4, 2013
As The Young Turks' tireless host Cenk Uygur reminded this week in the aftermath of the acquisition of Current TV by Al Jazeera, a key portion of the enterprise is not part of the deal. The separate online half of the weekday political analysis program is independently... [FishbowlLA]

Roseanne Barr vs. the 'Duopolistic Fundraising Machine' - Posted September 28, 2012
Roseanne Barr dropped by The Young Turks to chat with host Cenk Uygur about her presidential campaign. Ahead of tonight's airing ... [FishbowlLA]

(UPDATE) Top 14 Terrible Stills Courtesy of Current TV - Posted September 24, 2012
At most networks, the media relations team is hypervigilant (read: bordering on psychotic) about the pictures used to rep the talent. Let's just say we may have once used a picture of CNN's Wolf Blitzer with makeup pads over his eyes that nearly made the entire building blow up. At Current... [FishbowlDC]

Top 14 Terrible Stills Courtesy of Current TV - Posted September 24, 2012
At most networks, the media relations team is hypervigilant (read: bordering on psychotic) about the pictures used to rep the talent. Let's just say we may have once used a picture of CNN's Wolf Blitzer with makeup pads over his eyes that nearly made the entire building blow up. At Current... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Top 14 Terrible Stills Courtesy of Current TV - Posted September 24, 2012
At most networks, the media relations team is hypervigilant (read: bordering on psychotic) about the pictures used to rep the talent. Let's just say we may have once used a picture of CNN's Wolf Blitzer with makeup pads over his eyes that nearly made the entire building blow up. At Current... [FishbowlNY]

Kiss a Little Ass, Maybe Get a Little TV Time - Posted August 21, 2012
The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis was on vacation last week, so he was running "best of" columns to fill the void. The one he chose to run on Thursday gives Mediaite's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Kiss a Little Ass, Maybe Get a Little TV Time - Posted August 21, 2012
The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis was on vacation last week, so he was running "best of" columns to fill the void. The one he chose to run on Thursday gives Mediaite's ... [FishbowlNY]

6 TV Tips for Mediaite's Tommy Christopher - Posted August 8, 2012
Earlier, out of the goodness of his stinging heart, Piranhamous offered six tips that The Daily Caller's Ma... [morningmedianewsfeed]

6 TV Tips for Mediaite's Tommy Christopher - Posted August 8, 2012
Earlier, out of the goodness of his stinging heart, Piranhamous offered six tips that The Daily Caller's Ma... [FishbowlNY]

FishbowlLA Set Visit: The Young Turks - Posted June 29, 2012
Watching yesterday from the second floor Culver City control room as The Young Turks' tireless host Cenk Uygur conducted a split-screen interview about - what else - contentious DC politics, FishbowlLA marveled at the talent everyone there talks about. His ability to do an entire, fast-paced current affairs program without benefit... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day Father's Day Treats: "Cleaning the pot after making rice krispy treats." -- Mr. Norah O'Donnell (i.e. Chef Geoff, husband to CBS Chief White House... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day Father's Day Treats: "Cleaning the pot after making rice krispy treats." -- Mr. Norah O'Donnell (i.e. Chef Geoff, husband to CBS Chief White House... [FishbowlNY]

Dorothy Lucey Makes a Left Turn to... Current TV!? - Posted June 15, 2012
Although recently departed Good Day LA co-host Dorothy Lucey is a "self-professed political junkie," it's safe to say ... [FishbowlLA]

David Pakman Joins The Young Turks Network - Posted May 31, 2012
Leave it to the youthful and inventive host of Web program The David Pakman Show to turn today's announcement into a viewer guessing game. Per the video below, Pakman (pronounced "Pack-munn") shared a bunch of voicemails from Wednesday and overnight, in response to his request for viewers to surmise the identity... [FishbowlLA]

Either Cenk Uygur Has Had a Psychotic Break, Or The Young Turks Need to Pony Up for Better Transcriptions - Posted May 22, 2012
Think it might be time for The Young Turks to fire the clearly foreign transcription service that does the subtitles for their YouTube videos. Because TYT's deaf audience is going to think Cenk Uygur is a stroke victim. Very first line from the transcript: "rolling stone have an article ... [FishbowlLA]

Current TV's Bringing Truth Back To Journalism - Posted March 21, 2012
From hiring Keith Olbermann and Internet pioneer ... [10,000 Words]

Current TV's Joel Hyatt: 'We are all in as a political and news network' - Posted March 21, 2012
From hiring Keith Olbermann and Internet pioneer Cenk Uygur to expanding into daytime with original p... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Current TV's Joel Hyatt: 'We are all in as a political and news network' - Posted March 21, 2012
From hiring Keith Olbermann and Internet pioneer Cenk Uygur to expanding into daytime with original p... [FishbowlNY]

Current TV Counts Down to The Young Turks - Posted November 23, 2011
Ahead of the December 5 debut of The Young Turks on Current TV, the show has been introducing website visitors to various behind-the-scenes team members. It's a great way to put a different face on the program. The ... [FishbowlLA]

Current TV Hires New Executive Vice President of Technology - Posted September 21, 2011
Current TV continues to staff up. One day after Cenk Uygur took his online show to Current, the network has announced it's hiring CNN and NBC vet Jason Odell to ... [FishbowlLA]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 21, 2011
Quotes of the Day DOG ATTENDS LUAU: "Is this dog abuse? Duffy spent today at Pet Smart & attended a luau." -- Former TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 21, 2011
Quotes of the Day DOG ATTENDS LUAU: "Is this dog abuse? Duffy spent today at Pet Smart & attended a luau." -- Former TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry... [FishbowlNY]

FishbowlLA Editor on MSNBC - Posted June 21, 2011
Your favorite FishbowlLA editor (face it), Tina Dupuy, was on Cenk Uygur's MSNBC show on Friday. Watch the clip above!... [FishbowlLA]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 17, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY "...Choosing a tie like that -- one that's impossible to ignore -- when you're resigning just suggests one thing: maybe you actually enjoy all this attention. Which means you really are an a--hole, after all."... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 17, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY "...Choosing a tie like that -- one that's impossible to ignore -- when you're resigning just suggests one thing: maybe you actually enjoy all this attention. Which means you really are an a--hole, after all."... [FishbowlNY]

Rush Limbaugh Makes Fun of Cenk Uygur's Name - Posted June 10, 2011
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Liberals!? In Hollywood?! OMG!! - Posted June 2, 2011
You mean everyone in Hollywood doesn't lean Mel Gibson?! Your favorite FishbowlLA editor Tina Dupuy and Cenk Uygur discuss th... [FishbowlLA]

Clues About The Huffpo AOL Deal - Posted February 7, 2011
Yes, hindsight is 20/20 and now it's all clear why Huffington Post was acting weird and now that we think about it - corporate. One clue was taking down content provided for free from its bloggers. A notable one (and the only one brave enough to let us use his name) is... [FishbowlLA]

Dylan Ratigan Too Sick to Interview Assange - Posted December 22, 2010
Unfortunately for MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan, he's missing out on interviewing Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange this afternoon. Ratigan is ill and has been out since yesterday. Network execs were hoping he'd recover quickly, but it didn't come to pass. "Dy... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dylan Ratigan Too Sick to Interview Assange - Posted December 22, 2010
Unfortunately for MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan, he's missing out on interviewing Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange this afternoon. Ratigan is ill and has been out since yesterday. Network execs were hoping he'd recover quickly, but it didn't come to pass. "Dy... [FishbowlNY]

The Young Turks Talk Journalism - Posted December 10, 2010
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FBLA Exclusive: Cenk Uygur Signs as a Contributor at MSNBC - Posted October 21, 2010
The host of The Young Turks - YouTube sensation Cenk Uygur told us that he is now a paid contributor at MSNBC. He w... [FishbowlLA]

Cenk Uygur to Host 'Countdown' Tonight - Posted October 19, 2010
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The Young Turks in the LAT - Posted September 8, 2010
James Rainey has discovered The Young Turks and their Internet talk show thingy. We of course follow the plight of Cenk Uygur and crew closely because they're down the street - they film out of a building owned by Mel Brooks on Wilshire - and they're... [FishbowlLA]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 19, 2010
Quote(s) of the day This begs for a blond joke...pronto "Question: How much do you tip the plumber for a 20 minute job fixing the water heater that costs $175?" And then she adds, "I must be the only person on the planet who didn't know you don't tip the plumber, haha thx." -... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 19, 2010
Quote(s) of the day This begs for a blond joke...pronto "Question: How much do you tip the plumber for a 20 minute job fixing the water heater that costs $175?" And then she adds, "I must be the only person on the planet who didn't know you don't tip the plumber, haha thx." -... [FishbowlNY]

Cenk Uygur's Daily Show Cameo - Posted August 19, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlLA]

The Young Turks' Uygur Subs For Dylan Ratigan Today - Posted July 6, 2010
YouTube talk show star, Streamy runner-up Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks is filling in for ... [FishbowlLA]

2nd Annual Streamys: Twice the Size, Half the Heart - Posted April 12, 2010
Last year the first annual Streamy Awards was the little show that could. This year it was the big show that didn't. The first year the show was at the Wadsworth Theater in Westwood. The red carpet was a w... [FishbowlLA]

The Young Turks Do Their First Spin-Off, A Movie Review Show - Posted February 17, 2010
As we've written about in the past, if anyone is in the position to do to television what blogs did to newspapers, it's our local yokels The Young Turks. Their Internet based show is averaging half a million views a day on YouTube and today they announced show number two on... [FishbowlLA]

TYT in Fast Company - Posted November 24, 2009
Our local rebels The Young Turks and Cenk Uygur are profiled in December's issue of Fast Company. See if you recognize the author. Go see. From the article: Uygur doesn't look like a rebel, but there is something... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Exclusive: Why Didn't CNN Cover a Protest of CNN? - Posted November 10, 2009
Last Thursday there were protests outside the CNN buildings in three cities for the public option aspect of health care reform. The protests organized by Democracy for America and The Young Turks were asking CNN to paint a more accurate picture of what polls say the American people want. Anyway, CNN was... [FishbowlLA]

CNN Never Covered Being Protested in Three Cities - Posted November 9, 2009
Last Thursday the CNN studios in three cities were the si... [FishbowlLA]

The Flamer Movement Burns Into LA - Posted September 23, 2009
This is ... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Exclusive: CNN is Auditioning Talent for New Show - Posted September 8, 2009
According to our CNN source, the "most trusted name in news" is casting for a new Crossfire type of Hannity and Colmes show. Meaning: they're auditioning liberal personalities and conservative personalities to co-host one show. Way to really break the mold, CNN. No word on who or what the show wou... [FishbowlLA]

Viral Video's Panel at Netroots Nation - Posted August 15, 2009
On the final day of Netroots Nation was the Viral Video panel with some hard-hitters in the "industry." The moderator was Mathew Filipowicz a comedian and film maker at Headzup. On the panel was Sam Seder of Air America, ... [FishbowlLA]

Exclusive: Cenk Uygur Reacts to MSNBC Calling Off Their Search for a 10PM Show - Posted March 31, 2009
MSNBC has decided not to find another show for the 10PM time slot. Our sister site, TVNewser talked to Keith Olbermann about the announcement: The fact that the 10pm replay is more... [FishbowlLA]

Weigh-In: Seder vs. The Young Turks - Posted February 19, 2009
The LAT ran a story about an open programming slot on MSNBC (we'd argue it's the entire weekend line-up - hello Locked Up? - but no one asked us). From Matea Gold's piece: The grass-roots campaigns were triggered by the news that the cable channel is contemplating creating a new show... [FishbowlLA]

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 | ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

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 | ... [FishbowlNY]

Colbert...Sued! - Posted September 19, 2007
In today's Poll of the Day, you're (so far) betting that Stephen Colbert could take down Jon Stewart in a fist fight. But, now, Colbert is being taken down himself by Air America host Cenk Uygur (via Washington Whispers). ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Colbert...Sued! - Posted September 19, 2007
In today's Poll of the Day, you're (so far) betting that Stephen Colbert could take down Jon Stewart in a fist fight. But, now, Colbert is being taken down himself by Air America host Cenk Uygur (via Washington Whispers). ... [FishbowlNY]

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