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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, Dec. 16 - Posted 15 hours ago
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 247 | CNN: 142 | MSNBC: 82 | HLN: 75 Primetime: FNC: 389 | CNN: 181 | MSNBC: 126 | HLN: 97 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Exclusive: Erin Burnett on Her Show's Success, And Her Most Surprising Supporter - Posted December 10, 2014
At CNN, most of the talk in recent months has been about layoffs, the leadership of Jeff Zucker, and, ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, December 9 - Posted December 10, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 244 | CNN: 152 | MSNBC: 79 | HLN: 113 Primetime: FNC: 374 | CNN: 186 | MSNBC: 160 | HLN: 112 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, Nov. 24 - Posted November 25, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 642 | CNN: 940 | MSNBC: 204 | HLN: 125 Primetime: FNC: 1.653 | CNN: 2.627 | MSNBC: 544 | HLN: 274 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, Nov. 21 - Posted November 24, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 270 | CNN: 166 | MSNBC: 109 | HLN: 119 Primetime: FNC: 382 | CNN: 185 | MSNBC: 150 | HLN: 218 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, Nov. 20 - Posted November 21, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 330 | CNN: 170 | MSNBC: 108 | HLN: 87 Primetime: FNC: 693 | CNN: 358 | MSNBC: 250 | HLN: 119 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, Nov. 19 - Posted November 20, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 279 | CNN: 112 | MSNBC: 79 | HLN: 95 Primetime: FNC: 443 | CNN: 137 | MSNBC: 138 | HLN: 118 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, Nov. 17 - Posted November 18, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 290 | CNN: 128 | MSNBC: 84 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 357 | CNN: 115 | MSNBC: 100 | HLN: 76 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

It's Huckabee with an 'H' Not an 'F' - Posted November 11, 2014
Megyn Kelly had a little slip of the tongue last night introducing fellow Fox News host Mike Huckabee on her show. Instead of calling his show "Huckabee" she called it... well just watch: Kelly acknowledged the slip at the en... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews: 'Fox News' an 'Oxymoron' - Posted November 4, 2014
Things between MSNBC and Fox News Channel obviously get tense on election nights and Chris Matthews fired his first shot of the evening... kind of. Just after 7:30pmET, Mathews called Fox News an "oxymoron," but quickly added "just kidding, great network." MSNBC hosts were discussing the state of Ohio, and Gov.... [TVNewser]

Here's Your Guide to Election Night Coverage - Posted November 4, 2014
The cable and broadcast news networks will roll out election night sets, gizmos, and all-hands-on-deck teams tonight as midterm voters go to the polls. And for some races, it could be a late night. TVNewser will be live blogging all night long covering the coverage, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News to Oversee The View | NYT Reports Loss - Posted October 31, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News to Oversee The View | NYT Reports Loss - Posted October 31, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 29 - Posted October 30, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 277 | CNN: 120 | MSNBC: 75 | HLN: 74 Primetime: FNC: 404 | CNN: 129 | MSNBC: 105 | HLN: 74 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Maddow, Matthews to Host MSNBC's Election Night Coverage - Posted October 30, 2014
MSNBC will turn to Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews to host coverage of the midterm elections, u... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Shows in October Were... - Posted October 29, 2014
Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the nine of the top 10 programs in the key A25-54 demographic in October 2014. As usual,"The O'Reilly Factor" was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,690,000 total viewers and 449,000 demo... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, October 27 - Posted October 28, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 282 | CNN: 138 | MSNBC: 90 | HLN: 56 Primetime: FNC: 312 | CNN: 134 | MSNBC: 105 | HLN: 42 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

5 Questions for... Michael Smerconish - Posted October 24, 2014
CNN's Michael Smerconish prides himself on not following party lines. He's liberal on certain issues, conservative on others and often polarizing nonetheless. A diverse career has included substituting for both ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 22 - Posted October 23, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 283 | CNN: 154 | MSNBC: 104 | HLN: 85 Primetime: FNC: 384 | CNN: 171 | MSNBC: 162 | HLN: 82 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 15 - Posted October 16, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 294 | CNN: 198 | MSNBC: 80 | HLN: 90 Primetime: FNC: 464 | CNN: 303 | MSNBC: 116 | HLN: 88 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, October 14 - Posted October 15, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 305 | CNN: 131 | MSNBC: 68 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 444 | CNN: 136 | MSNBC: 124 | HLN: 64 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Jane Velez Mitchell Show Canceled - Posted October 14, 2014
Breaking: Jane Velez Mitchell's nightly HLN show has been canceled, part of deep cuts at CNN today. Velez Mitchell will be leaving the network, as will the staff of the show. In all about 15 HLN employees, we've learned. Velez M... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jane Velez Mitchell Show Canceled - Posted October 14, 2014
Breaking: Jane Velez Mitchell's nightly HLN show has been canceled, part of deep cuts at CNN today. Velez Mitchell will be leaving the network, as will the staff of the show. In all about 15 HLN employees, we've learned. Velez M... [FishbowlNY]

Capitol File Celebrates its 2014 Men's Issue in Style - Posted October 2, 2014
[caption id="attachment_132793" align="alignleft" width="363"] Photo credit: Tony Brown/Imijination Photography[/caption] Last night at Longview Gallery, Capitol File celebrated its 2014 Men's Issue with a swanky affair, serving up Belle Isle moonshine and passed hors d'oeuvres by Windows Catering alo... [FishbowlDC]

Ratings Note: 'New Day' - Posted September 18, 2014
The first hour of CNN's "New Day" Wednesday morning drew a higher A25-54 demo number than any hour on MSNBC for the entire day. "New Day" at 6amET drew 140,000 demo viewers, with MSNBC's highest demo being "Hardball with Chris Matthews" at 7pmET... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, Sept. 17 - Posted September 18, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 261 | MSNBC: 79 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 401 | MSNBC: 111 | CNN: 159 | HLN: 73 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, September 16 - Posted September 17, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 254 | MSNBC: 69 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 81 Primetime: FNC: 329 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 231 | HLN: 86 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Atlantic and Aspen Institute Announce the Sixth Annual Washington Ideas Forum - Posted September 17, 2014
Today The Atlantic, in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Forum, announced its impressive lineup of speakers for its sixth annual Washington Ideas Forum. The two day event will take place October 29 and 30 at the Harman Center for the Arts and will cover national and internatio... [FishbowlDC]

The Atlantic and Aspen Institute Announce the Sixth Annual Washington Ideas Forum - Posted September 17, 2014
Today The Atlantic, in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Forum, announced its impressive lineup of speakers for its sixth annual Washington Ideas Forum. The two day event will take place October 29 and 30 at the Harman Center for the Arts and will cover national and internatio... [PRNewser]

Pres. Obama's ISIS Speech Ratings: FNC #1 - Posted September 11, 2014
During President Obama's speech last night, which lasted just shy of 15 minutes, Fox News beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers and tied them combined in the A25-54 demo. Megyn Kelly anchored with ... [TVNewser]

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]

August 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Up in Primetime, Down in Total Day During Busy News Month - Posted September 3, 2014
MSNBC did not experience the growth that Fox News, CNN and even HLN did in the month of August. The network was down -1% in viewers and down -14% in the demo for total day viewing, falling to third place in total viewers, behind CNN, and fourth place in the demo,... [TVNewser]

'Meet the Press' Makeover Continues with New Acting Executive Producer - Posted September 2, 2014
NBC News SVP Alex Wallace announced today that John Reiss will join NBC's "Meet the Press" as acting executive producer, replacing ... [FishbowlDC]

John Reiss Named Acting EP of 'Meet the Press' - Posted September 2, 2014
First on TVNewser: "Meet the Press" isn't just getting a new moderator, a new Executive Producer is joining as well. John Reiss, who ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 28 - Posted August 29, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 235 | MSNBC: 84 | CNN: 144 | HLN: 106 Primetime: FNC: 350 | MSNBC: 137 | CNN: 163 | HLN: 106 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 28 - Posted August 29, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 235 | MSNBC: 84 | CNN: 144 | HLN: 106 Primetime: FNC: 350 | MSNBC: 137 | CNN: 163 | HLN: 106 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 28 - Posted August 29, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 235 | MSNBC: 84 | CNN: 144 | HLN: 106 Primetime: FNC: 350 | MSNBC: 137 | CNN: 163 | HLN: 106 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, August 25 - Posted August 26, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 304 | MSNBC: 85 | CNN: 180 | HLN: 102 Primetime: FNC: 460 | MSNBC: 154 | CNN: 190 | HLN: 126 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Monday, August 25 - Posted August 26, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 304 | MSNBC: 85 | CNN: 180 | HLN: 102 Primetime: FNC: 460 | MSNBC: 154 | CNN: 190 | HLN: 126 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, August 25 - Posted August 26, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 304 | MSNBC: 85 | CNN: 180 | HLN: 102 Primetime: FNC: 460 | MSNBC: 154 | CNN: 190 | HLN: 126 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

How Cable News Covered Michael Brown's Funeral, Al Sharpton's Eulogy - Posted August 25, 2014
This afternoon, cable news covered the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown as one of MSNBC's hosts con... [TVNewser]

Responding to News Blogs 'Not Of Interest' to Chris Matthews - Posted August 10, 2014
Apparently, engaging with news blogs aren't high on Chris Matthews' priority list. Asked to respond to a piece written by Vox's Max Fisher on U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, Matthews didn't mince words. "I don't respond to that kind of stuff, OK, that's not of interest to me; why would I respond to... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 6 - Posted August 7, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 245 | MSNBC: 74 | CNN: 100 | HLN: 99 Primetime: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 93 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 114 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, August 5 - Posted August 6, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 239 | MSNBC: 67 | CNN: 114 | HLN: 107 Primetime: FNC: 330 | MSNBC: 118 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 166 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Megyn Kelly is 'Not Ideological,' Won't Be Fed 'Incoherent Tripe' - Posted August 5, 2014
Politico profiles "red hot" Megyn Kelly and takes the temperature of both personal supporters of Kelly's and vehement... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, July 30 - Posted July 31, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 271 | MSNBC: 82 | CNN: 135 | HLN: 89 Primetime: FNC: 417 | MSNBC: 153 | CNN: 174 | HLN: 113 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, July 30 - Posted July 31, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 271 | MSNBC: 82 | CNN: 135 | HLN: 89 Primetime: FNC: 417 | MSNBC: 153 | CNN: 174 | HLN: 113 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, July 30 - Posted July 31, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 271 | MSNBC: 82 | CNN: 135 | HLN: 89 Primetime: FNC: 417 | MSNBC: 153 | CNN: 174 | HLN: 113 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Let's Play Hardball...in Canada? - Posted July 28, 2014
MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" is known for a no-nonsense approach to politics, but Funny or Die's Canadian spoof of the show probably falls into the opposite category. In a video posted today, the comedy site debuts its "Hardball" Canada version. A Canadian maple leaf replaces the NBC peacock on-screen and a... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz: Folks at MSNBC Not Getting 'Thrill Up the Leg' Anymore for Obama - Posted July 10, 2014
On the O'Reilly Factor last night, Howard Kurtz suggested MSNBC is no longer favoring President Obama. "Even the folks at MSNBC not getting the thrill up the leg anymore," Kurtz said, referencing ... [TVNewser]

Former Employees Mark 20th Anniversary of 'America's Talking' - Posted July 3, 2014
Page Six reports several former employees of "America's Talking" -- MSNBC's predecessor launched by Roger Ailes featuring ... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews Thinks Megyn Kelly is 'Great,' Colbert Calls Her a 'Left Wing Loon' - Posted June 20, 2014
Reaction continues to Megyn Kelly's interview with Dick Cheney: pundits, comedians and even hosts at rival networks are weighing in on Kelly's confrontation of the former VP. "I think Megyn Kelly is great," ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, June 9 - Posted June 10, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 245 | MSNBC: 84 | CNN: 109 | HLN: 85 Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 162 | CNN: 99 | HLN: 109 4p: 5p: 6p 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

May 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Reclaims #2 - Posted May 28, 2014
With the search for Malaysian Air Flight 370 dying down, MSNBC reclaimed the outright second-place spot on the cable news leaderboard in May, besting CNN in both total day and primetime. But the network hit a series of seven-year lows in both total day and primetime this month. The ratings for Ma... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, May 23 - Posted May 27, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 171 | MSNBC: 100 | CNN: 70 | HLN: 101 Primetime: FNC: 170 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 88 | HLN: 101 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Friday, May 23 - Posted May 27, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 171 | MSNBC: 100 | CNN: 70 | HLN: 101 Primetime: FNC: 170 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 88 | HLN: 101 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Friday, May 23 - Posted May 27, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 171 | MSNBC: 100 | CNN: 70 | HLN: 101 Primetime: FNC: 170 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 88 | HLN: 101 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Elshamy, Matthews, Wahl - Posted May 12, 2014
Imprisoned Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Abdullah Elshamy might "die within days," according to a doctor who reviewed his blood tests. Elshamy has been on a hunger strike for the last 110 days; imprisoned in Egypt for a total of 269 days for alleged ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. MSNBC's Chr... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, May 7 - Posted May 8, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 225 | MSNBC: 89 | CNN: 90 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 277 | MSNBC: 140 | CNN: 81 | HLN: 90 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

That Time 'Chris Matthews' Appeared as a Guest...on Fox News? - Posted May 8, 2014
A funny moment on Fox News this afternoon when two of TV news' Chris' got momentarily confused for one another. "Alright Chris Matthews, helping us do the math there out of Washington...Chris thank you," Jon Scott said while wrapping a segment on "Happening Now." "Well, ... [TVNewser]

TVNewser's 2014 Guide To Graduation Speakers - Posted May 2, 2014
As is TVNewser tradition, here now is our seventh annual list of who's-speaking-where-and-when at the nation's colleges and universities (in alphabetical order): CNN's Brooke Baldwin: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, April 29 - Posted April 30, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 210 | MSNBC: 125 | CNN: 154 | HLN: 91 Primetime: FNC: 281 | MSNBC: 229 | CNN: 187 | HLN: 118 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

April 2014 Ratings: CNN #2 in Total Day, Primetime Demo for Second Straight Month - Posted April 30, 2014
For April 2014, CNN rose to number two in total day viewers, and placed second in the total day and primetime demo category for the second consecutive month. The network remained in third place in primetime total viewers behind MSNBC. The ratings for April 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): Pr... [TVNewser]

Is Tina Brown's Favorite Shakespeare Quote a Nudge-Nudge, Wink-Wink? - Posted April 29, 2014
In the bios, he is known as Sir Harold. But more informally in NYC, London and elsewhere, Tina Brown's husband Harold Evans is quite often referred to or tagged as "... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Is Tina Brown's Favorite Shakespeare Quote a Nudge-Nudge, Wink-Wink? - Posted April 29, 2014
In the bios, he is known as Sir Harold. But more informally in NYC, London and elsewhere, Tina Brown's husband Harold Evans is quite often referred to or tagged as "... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, April 7 - Posted April 8, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 238 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 178 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 154 | CNN: 219 | HLN: 92 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Q1 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Tops CNN, But Sheds Viewers - Posted April 1, 2014
Despite a strong March for CNN, MSNBC held on to the second-place spot among the cable news networks in both total day and primetime during the first quarter of 2014. But like CNN and HLN, MSNBC was down compared to the year-ago quarter in both dayparts. The ratings for Q1 2014 (Nielsen... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, March 19 - Posted March 20, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 304 | MSNBC: 120 | CNN: 261 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 421 | MSNBC: 204 | CNN: 351 | HLN: 102 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Dan Savage on his HUMP! Tour, Sex in DC, and the GOP - Posted March 20, 2014
Earlier today, FishbowlDC had the opportunity to speak with love and sex advice columnist Dan Savage, in advance of the DC stop of his amateur adult film festival, H... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Gregory, Matthews/O'Reilly, Ramos - Posted March 13, 2014
Politico reports NBC News boss Deborah Turness is meeting with David Gregory and his EP today to discuss the current state of "Meet the Press." The show has been struggling ... [TVNewser]

Which TV News Host Would Abraham Lincoln Side With? - Posted March 13, 2014
The dust-up over President Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns" continued last night, with both of MSNBC's Chris' taking on Fox News' ... [TVNewser]

Did Media Coverage of Controversial Arizona Bill Help Lead to Veto? - Posted February 27, 2014
All three cable news networks carried Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's press conference last night announcing her veto of a controversial bill that would allow businesses' and people to refuse service to LGBT people based on re... [TVNewser]

February 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Remains #2 in Primetime, Total Day - Posted February 25, 2014
MSNBC remained in second place, ahead of CNN, in total day and primetime in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo. The ratings for February 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): Primetime (Mon-Sun): 722,000 Total Viewers / 230,000 A25-54 T... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview, 2.21 - 2.23 - Posted February 21, 2014
Who's on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Governor Martin O'Malley (D-MD), Gov Bobby Jindal (R-LA), WaPo's Dan Balz, NYT's ... [PRNewser]

Bill Maher: 'I Had Some Extensive Talks With MSNBC' - Posted February 20, 2014
In an interview with Forbes.com, HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher reveals there was a time when hosting on MSNBC... [TVNewser]

Matthews, Maddow Win Demo Last Week - Posted February 10, 2014
With the Chris Christie bridge scandal still simmering, two MSNBC shows --"Hardball with Chris Matthews" and "The Rachel Maddow Show... [TVNewser]

Michael Smerconish Joins CNN - Posted February 10, 2014
The staffing and programming changes continue at CNN with the hire of Michael Smerconish, who will host a weekly Saturday morning show from New York. Smerconish, an MSNBC contributor who has served as the guest host of "Hardball with ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Slams MSNBC's 'Jihad Against Christie' - Posted February 7, 2014
After taking time earlier this week to defend his own Super Bowl interview with President Obama, Bill O'Reilly... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bill O'Reilly Slams MSNBC's 'Jihad Against Christie' - Posted February 7, 2014
After taking time earlier this week to defend his own Super Bowl interview with President Obama, Bill O'Reilly... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly Slams MSNBC's 'Jihad Against Christie' - Posted February 7, 2014
After taking time earlier this week to defend his own Super Bowl interview with President Obama, Bill O'Reilly... [TVNewser]

Joy Reid: 'Fascinated' by Conservative POV, 'Cable Should Be a Debate' - Posted February 7, 2014
From her early career working in radio and TV in Miami, to running the African-American site TheGrio.com, to most recently serving as one of MSNBC's go-to guests and fill-in hosts, Joy Reid says she's ready for "The Reid Report." And she has ... [TVNewser]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted February 6, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television persona... [FishbowlDC]

O'Reilly's Obama Interview Gets 4M Viewers, Maddow and O'Donnell Deliver Demo Wins - Posted February 4, 2014
Some ratings notes from primetime Monday night: the second part of Bill O'Reilly's interview with President Obama delivere... [morningmedianewsfeed]

O'Reilly's Obama Interview Gets 4M Viewers, Maddow and O'Donnell Deliver Demo Wins - Posted February 4, 2014
Some ratings notes from primetime Monday night: the second part of Bill O'Reilly's interview with President Obama delivere... [FishbowlNY]

O'Reilly's Obama Interview Gets 4M Viewers, Maddow and O'Donnell Deliver Demo Wins - Posted February 4, 2014
Some ratings notes from primetime Monday night: the second part of Bill O'Reilly's interview with Presid... [TVNewser]

January 2014 Ratings: MSNBC Back to #2 - Posted January 28, 2014
MSNBC had its best month since last January and was back in second place, ahead of CNN, in total day and in primetime in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo. The network ... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks - Posted January 26, 2014
Here's what the cable news networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Fox News: Bret Baier will take over from ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks - Posted January 26, 2014
Here's what the cable news networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Fox News: Bret Baier will take over from ... [FishbowlNY]

'The Newsroom' Ending After Third Season - Posted January 13, 2014
The third season of "The Newsroom" will be its last, HBO announced this afternoon. The ... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview 1.10 - 1.12 - Posted January 10, 2014
Who's on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked: --CBS's "Face the Nation": Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), John Harris from Politico, Rana Foroo... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Monday, January 6 - Posted January 7, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 243 | MSNBC: 140 | CNN: 100 | HLN: 91 Primetime: FNC: 275 | MSNBC: 170 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 152 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews, Sean Hannity, Ashleigh Banfield in 'House of Cards' Second Season - Posted January 7, 2014
In a new trailer released by Netflix for the hotly anticipated second season of "House of Cards," MSNBC's Chris Matthews and CNN's Ashleigh Banfield make cameos in Kevin Spacey's political thriller. "So this goes all the way to the White ... [TVNewser]

FBDC FaceRace: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC analyzed the Facebook pages of some of DC's biggest television pe... [FishbowlDC]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television personali... [PRNewser]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television personali... [FishbowlDC]

2013 Ratings: MSNBC Stays in Second in Primetime, Falls to Third in Total Day - Posted January 2, 2014
Coming off a banner presidential elections ratings year, MSNBC remained second in primetime but fell to third place in total day, losing to CNN for the first time in two years. Like its competitors, MSNBC had year-over-year declines, posting its lowest primetime delivery since 2007 in both total viewers... [TVNewser]

5 Media Trends to Leave Behind in 2014 - Posted January 2, 2014
Helloooo 2014! It's a new year and a fresh start. Good riddance to 2013, a year of political in-fighting, economic stagnation, foolish government antics, and annoying media trends. That last item is of particular concern to us here at FishbowlDC. In fact, we've pulled together the top 5 media trends... [FishbowlDC]

Mainstream Media Lands on Hannity Biggest Losers List - Posted December 28, 2013
On his end-of-year awards audience panel show Thursday, Sean Hannity picked the mainstream media as one of his top five losers. Rolling an opening montage of the losers, "Hannity" aired the vile comments Martin Bashir made about ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Mainstream Media Lands on Hannity Biggest Losers List - Posted December 28, 2013
On his end-of-year awards audience panel show Thursday, Sean Hannity picked the mainstream media as one of his top five losers. Rolling an opening montage of the losers, "Hannity" aired the vile comments Martin Bashir made about ... [FishbowlNY]

Mainstream Media Lands on Hannity Biggest Losers List - Posted December 28, 2013
On his end-of-year awards audience panel show Thursday, Sean Hannity picked the mainstream media as one of his top five losers. Rolling an opening montage of the losers, "Hannity" aired the vile comments Martin Bashir made about ... [TVNewser]

Al Sharpton to Interview Michelle Obama - Posted December 18, 2013
The Rev. Al Sharpton used his Instragram account (left) to announce that an interview with First Lady Michelle Obama airs tomorrow on his radio show, with portio... [TVNewser]

Who Does Chris Matthews Share a Birthday With? - Posted December 17, 2013
MSNBC host Chris Matthews turns 68 today. Click through to see who he shares a birthday with. ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, December 11 - Posted December 12, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 283 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 367 | MSNBC: 177 | CNN: 118 | HLN: 71 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Maddow to Pen Column for WaPo - Posted December 11, 2013
In something of a backwards move in this day and age, a TV personality is taking on a print gig. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC fame will be writing a monthly column for The Washington Post, according to a memo from Editorial Page Ed... [FishbowlDC]

Male TIME Staffers Make Like Victoria's Secret Models - Posted December 10, 2013
It's a funny idea - gather together a group of TIME male employees and have them sample the "Sleekify" workout that Michael Olajide Jr. of Aerospace gym uses to keep some of tonight's strutting Victoria's Secret models in tip-top shape. Narrating the video below and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Male TIME Staffers Make Like Victoria's Secret Models - Posted December 10, 2013
It's a funny idea - gather together a group of TIME male employees and have them sample the "Sleekify" workout that Michael Olajide Jr. of Aerospace gym uses to keep some of tonight's strutting Victoria's Secret models in tip-top shape. Narrating the video below and ... [FishbowlNY]

President Obama: Media Contributes to America's 'Divide' and 'Splinter' - Posted December 6, 2013
President Obama sat down for a town-hall interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews last night at American University, and had sharp criticism ... [TVNewser]

Tough Questions | Perfect Pair | Meaningless Honors - Posted December 3, 2013
TVNewser: Chris Matthews is going to interview President Obama. The interview will focus on healthcare, confidence in the government, and why the hell Jared Leto won'... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tough Questions | Perfect Pair | Meaningless Honors - Posted December 3, 2013
TVNewser: Chris Matthews is going to interview President Obama. The interview will focus on healthcare, confidence in the government, and why the hell Jared Leto won'... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Matthews to Interview President Obama - Posted December 3, 2013
MSNBC's Chris Matthews will sit down with President Obama in an interview that will focus on healthcare, confidence in government, political dysfunction and voter suppression. The interview, a town hall-... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Shows in November Were... - Posted November 27, 2013
[gallery columns="4" ids="200463,181922,199730,182197" orderby="rand"] In October, Fox News had the top 14 programs in total viewers and the top 11 programs in the key A25-54 demographic. As usual, "The O'Reilly Factor" was the number one program in cable news in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,934,000 total viewers and 476,000 demo... [TVNewser]

Nov. 2013 Ratings: Chris Matthews is Tops for MSNBC - Posted November 26, 2013
Like the other networks, MSNBC was down across the board compared to Nov. 2012, which saw the presidential election. In total day MSNBC was down -45% in viewers and down -52% in the demo. In primetime, the network lost half its viewership and more than half (-57%) in the demo. The ratings... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted November 15, 2013
[caption id="attachment_119824" align="alignright" width="450"] Image courtesy of Salon.com.[/caption] Who's on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked: --CBS's "Face the Nation": LBJ daughter Luci Baines Johnson Turpin; reporter ... [PRNewser]

MSNBC Launches New App With Live Streaming, On Demand Clips - Posted November 12, 2013
Hot off the heels of the MSNBC.com relaunch, the cable channel has launched a new app for iPhone, iPad and iTouch. The app allows users... [Lost Remote]

Amid Cover Controversy, TIME Ups Duffy And Jones - Posted November 8, 2013
TIME Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy and Executive Editor Radhika Jones have been promoted to Deputy Managing Editors, according to an intern... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 30 - Posted October 31, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 312 | MSNBC: 106 | CNN: 75 | HLN: 86 Primetime: FNC: 396 | MSNBC: 127 | CNN: 67 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Plans For 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination - Posted October 30, 2013
MSNBC will cover the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination with special primetime programming on Friday, November 22. Chris Matthews will host both the 7pmET and the 8pmET hours: the first hour, ... [TVNewser]

October 2013 Ratings: Partisan Gridlock Keeps MSNBC in Second Place - Posted October 29, 2013
Like Fox News and CNN, MSNBC too found itself losing half its primetime audience in October, vs. October, 2012. Not surprising, since that included the final weeks of the 2012 elections and the beginning of Hurricane Sandy coverage. The ratings for October, 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): ... [TVNewser]

Gutfeld Compares Matthews to Doorknob - Posted October 22, 2013
Man, Chris Matthews just can't win on Fox News. First, ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Weighs In On Politics, MSNBC To Larry King, ABC News - Posted October 18, 2013
MSNBC host Chris Matthews continues his book tour. The latest appearances are on ABC News/ web video series "Politics Confidential" with Jonathan Karl, and on Larry King's politics program for Ora TV. Matthews talked to King about the politics ... [TVNewser]

As Shutdown Ends, A Toast to Chris Matthews' Account of Political Compromise - Posted October 17, 2013
MSNBC's Chris Matthews was feted last night at the New York book party for his seventh book, "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked." The book, a historical account of political opponents who managed to work together, coincidentally hit the shelves on the first day of the government shutdown. Matthews arrived at... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters, Charlie Rose, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer Gather for Piers Morgan Book Party - Posted October 17, 2013
On a big night of news, many TV news power players took time to drop by The Carlyle Hotel for Piers Morgan's book bash. Morgan's "Sh... [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]

Afternoon Reading List 10.16.13 - Posted October 16, 2013
MSNBC makes it awkward: According to The Hill's Jonathan Easley, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) got into a pretty charged-up conversation with MSNBC host ... [FishbowlDC]

The AM Ticker: Matthews, Murrows, Kurtz - Posted October 16, 2013
MSNBC's Chris Matthews was feted at a book party in Washington DC. "He also beats everybody in the competition -- meaning Fox, our big challenger -- one out of three nights. And we hope to do that regularly," Phil Griffin said,... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Readies New Website, a 'Platform for the Lean Forward, progressive community' - Posted October 11, 2013
Next Tuesday, MSNBC's new website msnbc.com will go live in a public beta. Later this month, it will formally take back the URL, which has redirected visitors to NBCNews.com since NBC acquired control of the site 15 months ago. At a press briefing this morning at NBC's 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters, MSNBC... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin: Cable News 'In a sort of flux' - Posted October 11, 2013
This morning TVNewser attended a briefing to preview the new msnbc.com (more on that later), but while we were there, MSNBC president Phil Griffin decided to weigh in on the state of cable news, and of his own channel. "There ... [TVNewser]

Fox News' New Primetime Lineup Day One Ratings - Posted October 8, 2013
Fox News Channel's primetime lineup debuted last night. The channel's one new primetime program, "The Kelly File," debuted to 2.07 million total viewers and 289,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demo. That placed the program second in the demo behind MSNBC's "R... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fox News' New Primetime Lineup Day One Ratings - Posted October 8, 2013
Fox News Channel's primetime lineup debuted last night. The channel's one new primetime program, "The Kelly File," debuted to 2.07 million total viewers and 289,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demo. That placed the program second in the demo behind MSNBC's "R... [FishbowlNY]

Fox News' New Primetime Lineup Day One Ratings - Posted October 8, 2013
Fox News Channel's primetime lineup debuted last night. The channel's one new primetime program, "The Kelly File," debuted to 2.07 million total viewers and 289,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demo. That placed the program second in the demo behind MSNBC's "R... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 10.7.13 - Posted October 7, 2013
Rand Paul grilled on "Meet The Press": HuffPost's Katherine Fung posted a piece on Sen. Rand Paul's appearance on Sunday's "MTP." The appearance wasn't pretty. NBC "TODAY Sho... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews: 'When Are we Going to Have the Book Killing O'Reilly?' - Posted October 3, 2013
Bill O'Reilly was on Comedy Central two nights in a row this week: interviewed by Jon Stewart on Tuesday and comedified by Stephen Colbert last night. Both ... [TVNewser]

A Book Party for Chris Matthews - Posted September 27, 2013
Look for MSNBC President Phil Griffin at a network-hosted book party for Chris Matthews on October 15. Matthews' new book is Tip and the Gipper: When ... [PRNewser]

A Book Party for Chris Matthews - Posted September 27, 2013
Look for MSNBC President Phil Griffin at a network-hosted book party for Chris Matthews on October 15. Matthews' new book is Tip and the Gipper: When ... [FishbowlDC]

The P.M. Ticker: Shalev, Matthews, Walters - Posted September 26, 2013
Former CBS "Early Show" EP Zev Shalev has joined WPIX in New York. Shalev will EP the 5-hour morning show at the CW affiliate. Shalev was hired by WPIX news director and former MSNBC VP Mark Effron. ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 5 - Posted September 6, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 273 | MSNBC: 108 | CNN: 118 | HLN: 95 Primetime: FNC: 375 | MSNBC: 171 | CNN: 150 | HLN: 104 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 09.05.13. - Posted September 5, 2013
Alaskan mayor mauled by mad dog, is also a cat: Yesterday in The Daily Caller, reporter Robby Soave broke the news of an appalling ... [FishbowlDC]

Here Are The TV News Reporters Congress Follows on Twitter - Posted September 3, 2013
TV news reporters and anchors are terrific sources of news and analysis when it comes to Congress. So it isn't surprising that members of Congress aggressively follow certain members of the news media on Twitter. New York... [TVNewser]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [FishbowlNY]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz And Chris Matthews Set Expectations For Their New Timeslots - Posted August 26, 2013
At 5 PM ET, Ed Schultz welcomed viewers to his new (old) program, which returned to weekdays after a few months relegated to the weekends. Schultz may find himself on-air a few hours earlier than his old program, but based on the first show it will look very similar to his... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ed Schultz And Chris Matthews Set Expectations For Their New Timeslots - Posted August 26, 2013
At 5 PM ET, Ed Schultz welcomed viewers to his new (old) program, which returned to weekdays after a few months relegated to the weekends. Schultz may find himself on-air a few hours earlier than his old program, but based on the first show it will look very similar to his... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Matthews And Wife Kathleen Matthews Fill-In On MSNBC - Posted August 19, 2013
On the same day that MSNBC revealed that "Hardball" host Chris Matthews would be losing one of his afternoon hours to make way... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz Moving Back to MSNBC Weekdays - Posted August 19, 2013
MSNBC is changing up its weekday lineup in a significant way, moving Ed Schultz from weekends back to weekdays. Schultz will take over the 5 PM weekday slot starting next Monday, while ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 13, 2013
"You can take the sexual piece out. That is a funny story for a child." -- BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" discussing his interview with New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner... [FishbowlDC]

'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]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 1, 2013
LET SLEEPING DOG LIE: "Someone is very happy to be home and sleeping in a bed unlike those barbarians at doggy boarding." -- Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

July 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Fourth in Total Day, Third in Primetime - Posted July 30, 2013
MSNBC continued to struggle in July, placing fourth among the cable news networks in Total Day and third in primetime. The network experienced across-the-board declines in both Total Day and primetime compared to the ... [TVNewser]

'Speaking For All White People' Chris Matthews Apologizes to Black Colleagues - Posted July 19, 2013
On "Hardball" Thursday, Chris Matthews had a discussion about race in America with two of his colleagues: contributor Michael Steele, the former RNC chairman and Val Nicholas who is a VP of Creative Director at NBC News. Both men recounted stor... [TVNewser]

Ratings: HBO's 'The Newsroom' Steady In Season Two Premiere - Posted July 16, 2013
Season two of HBO's "The Newsroom" returned to HBO Sunday night. The show that TV news staffers love to hate is back with an overarching plot surrounding a lawsuit, and Occupy Wall Street as the news item du jour. ... [TVNewser]

Production Wraps on 'The Chris Matthews Show' - Posted July 5, 2013
The syndicated weekend public affairs program, "The Chris Matthews Show" is wrapping up production after 11 years. And the final three broadcasts, airing over the next three weekends, feature 17 of the show's most prominent guests. The sev... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 07.03.12 - Posted July 3, 2013
What's happening in Egypt? -- Protestors in Egypt are turning out in massive numbers and now have the support of country's military, leaving the Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, on the verge of being overthrown. With the dramatic developments to the... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Responds To Heckler On-Air: 'I'll be right down there in a minute' - Posted June 24, 2013
MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is broadcasting his show live from Boston this afternoon. With a live show in an outdoor setting, one of the perils is hecklers, and Matthews had one around 5:25 PM. It wasn't clear wha... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chris Matthews Responds To Heckler On-Air: 'I'll be right down there in a minute' - Posted June 24, 2013
MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is broadcasting his show live from Boston this afternoon. With a live show in an outdoor setting, one of the perils is hecklers, and Matthews had one around 5:25 PM. It wasn't clear wha... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Matthews Responds To Heckler On-Air: 'I'll be right down there in a minute' - Posted June 24, 2013
MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is broadcasting his show live from Boston this afternoon. With a live show in an outdoor setting, one of the perils is hecklers, and Matthews had one around 5:25 PM. It wasn't clear wha... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 20 - Posted June 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 89 | CNN: 87 | HLN: 79 Primetime: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 102 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 20 - Posted June 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 89 | CNN: 87 | HLN: 79 Primetime: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 102 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 20 - Posted June 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 89 | CNN: 87 | HLN: 79 Primetime: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 102 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews And Ashleigh Banfield Among 'The Newsroom' Paid Consultants - Posted June 19, 2013
With season two of HBO's "The Newsroom" right around the corner, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that HBO and Aaron Sorkin ... [TVNewser]

This Just In: Aaron Sorkin Reshoots Cost HBO a Lot of Money - Posted June 19, 2013
It's the kind of juicy feature article pull quote that publicists usually can only dream of in the midst of a Skinny Margarita evening confab: Aaron Sorkin on the multi-million dollar reshoots of the first few episodes... [morningmedianewsfeed]

This Just In: Aaron Sorkin Reshoots Cost HBO a Lot of Money - Posted June 19, 2013
It's the kind of juicy feature article pull quote that publicists usually can only dream of in the midst of a Skinny Margarita evening confab: Aaron Sorkin on the multi-million dollar reshoots of the first few episodes... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC To Broadcast From Essence Festival - Posted June 15, 2013
MSNBC will broadcast live from The Essence Festival July 4 weekend. The channel is bringing a good chunk of its on-air talent to the festival, which celebrates African American culture and music. Al Sharpton, ... [TVNewser]

More Turns | Keep Trying | Two Losers - Posted June 14, 2013
TVSpy: A sad story finds a way to get even sadder, as some Oklahoma tornado survivors blame a local meteorologist for several deaths. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

More Turns | Keep Trying | Two Losers - Posted June 14, 2013
TVSpy: A sad story finds a way to get even sadder, as some Oklahoma tornado survivors blame a local meteorologist for several deaths. ... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly Sets Sight On Chris Matthews - Posted June 14, 2013
The cable news wars are back! On "The O'Reilly Factor" last night, Bill O'Reilly dedicated a segment to "Obama Idolatry" in the media, focusing on MSNBC's Chris Matthews, apparently in response to a comment that Matthews made referring to O'Reilly as "far right-wing." O'Reilly then brought on conservative commentator ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, June 3 - Posted June 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 277 | MSNBC: 108 | CNN: 97 | HLN: 97 Primetime: FNC: 383 | MSNBC: 130 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 128 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Which Politico Reporter Qualifies for an Episode of 'Hoarders'? - Posted June 4, 2013
An alert to NYT reporters in the Washington, D.C. bureau: Consider this a polite warning. Politico's Jonathan Martin, who will soon join your clutches, is a messy colleague, and the proof is in the pictures. And if you think this ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 16, 2013
Quotes of the Day LAPCHILD ALERT: "Mel Watt has a toddler on his lap, name of 'Nico.'" -- Politico's Glenn Thrush. "As I think Mark Twain said,... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, May 8 - Posted May 9, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 356 | MSNBC: 119 | CNN: 338 | HLN: 294 Primetime: FNC: 471 | MSNBC: 173 | CNN: 454 | HLN: 358 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, May 3 - Posted May 6, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 223 | MSNBC: 121 | CNN: 140 | HLN: 242 Primetime: FNC: 236 | MSNBC: 131 | CNN: 155 | HLN: 273 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

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

Morning Media Newsfeed: Webby Awards Announced | Rhino Times Folds | Chris Matthews Renewed - Posted May 1, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Webby Awards Announced | Rhino Times Folds | Chris Matthews Renewed - Posted May 1, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Webby Awards Announced | Rhino Times Folds | Chris Matthews Renewed - Posted May 1, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlLA]

April 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Doesn't See Boston Ratings Bump - Posted April 30, 2013
April 2013 was a big news month, but while some of MSNBC's dayside news programs saw ratings bumps, overall the network was flat or down compared to 2012 in both primetime and total day. The ratings for April, 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): Primetime (M... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews Inks Long-Term Deal With MSNBC, But Ends 'The Chris Matthews Show' - Posted April 30, 2013
MSNBC has signed Chris Matthews to a new, long-term contract with the channel, TVNewser has learned. As part of the new deal, however, he will be ending "The Chris Matthews Show," a syndicated public affairs show produced out of the... [TVNewser]

Halfway Through 'Daily Rundown,' Luke Russert Steps In For Chuck Todd - Posted April 30, 2013
Substitutions in the middle of a game are pretty common in sports, but in cable news? Not so much. And yet, this morning, MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" substituted Luke Russert for ... [TVNewser]

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

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

The Scoreboard: Thursday, April 25 - Posted April 26, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 297 | MSNBC: 117 | CNN: 155 | HLN: 145 Primetime: FNC: 287 | MSNBC: 190 | CNN: 187 | HLN: 190 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, April 25 - Posted April 26, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 297 | MSNBC: 117 | CNN: 155 | HLN: 145 Primetime: FNC: 287 | MSNBC: 190 | CNN: 187 | HLN: 190 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, April 25 - Posted April 26, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 297 | MSNBC: 117 | CNN: 155 | HLN: 145 Primetime: FNC: 287 | MSNBC: 190 | CNN: 187 | HLN: 190 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, April 22 - Posted April 23, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 327 | MSNBC: 134 | CNN: 258 | HLN: 125 Primetime: FNC: 436 | MSNBC: 257 | CNN: 295 | HLN: 135 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Spotted: MSNBC's Matthews, Wife, Son in Boston - Posted April 22, 2013
Bombing? What bombing? There are people to see, jackets to buy. MSNB... [FishbowlDC]

Right, Left Take Marks On Marathon Bombings - Posted April 16, 2013
Chalk it up to the often sick, sad world we live in. The bomb smoke had barely cleared in Boston when some in the media strapped on their red and blue helmets and took partisan pot shots. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof w... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, April 9 - Posted April 10, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 249 | MSNBC: 127 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 176 Primetime: FNC: 310 | MSNBC: 210 | CNN: 150 | HLN: 225 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Want an Oyster Named for You and a Free Party? - Posted April 5, 2013
You're a journalist. Come on, you love to see your byline. So we have an unusually fishy idea: name an Oyster after yourself (or a coworker) and have the name immortalized forever. P.J. Clarke's is introducing its' own signature oyster on Tuesday, with its name to be chosen by secret... [PRNewser]

Want an Oyster Named for You and a Free Party? - Posted April 5, 2013
You're a journalist. Come on, you love to see your byline. So we have an unusually fishy idea: name an Oyster after yourself (or a coworker) and have the name immortalized forever. P.J. Clarke's is introducing its' own signature oyster on Tuesday, with its name to be chosen by secret... [FishbowlDC]

Q1 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Holds On to #2 - Posted April 2, 2013
MSNBC continued as the number two cable news network in the first quarter of 2013, second only to Fox News in both Total Day and primetime. But like the competition, MSNBC is down across the board compared to the year-ago quarter. The ratings for Q1 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, March 28 - Posted March 29, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 238 | MSNBC: 131 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 137 Primetime: FNC: 289 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 158 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, March 28 - Posted March 29, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 238 | MSNBC: 131 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 137 Primetime: FNC: 289 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 158 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, March 20 - Posted March 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 253 | MSNBC: 132 | CNN: 94 | HLN: 186 Primetime: FNC: 323 | MSNBC: 203 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 296 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, March 20 - Posted March 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 253 | MSNBC: 132 | CNN: 94 | HLN: 186 Primetime: FNC: 323 | MSNBC: 203 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 296 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, March 20 - Posted March 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 253 | MSNBC: 132 | CNN: 94 | HLN: 186 Primetime: FNC: 323 | MSNBC: 203 | CNN: 113 | HLN: 296 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, March 19 - Posted March 20, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 237 | MSNBC: 132 | CNN: 110 | HLN: 180 Primetime: FNC: 349 | MSNBC: 203 | CNN: 156 | HLN: 197 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Iraq War: 10 Years Later - Posted March 19, 2013
10 years ago, "Shock and Awe" kicked off the Iraq War. It was a made-for-TV war, with explosions rocking the skies above Baghdad, and correspondents reporting live on cable news from their hotel balconies. TV news not only covered the war, but promoted it as well, regularly featuring guests who b... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, March 14 - Posted March 15, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 230 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 119 | HLN: 197 Primetime: FNC: 323 | MSNBC: 241 | CNN: 142 | HLN: 303 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin On Primetime Shakeup: 'This began with Ed coming to me' - Posted March 15, 2013
MSNBC president Phil Griffin talks to The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove about this week's primetime shakeup at the channel. Ed... [TVNewser]

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]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, March 12 - Posted March 13, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 263 | MSNBC: 117 | CNN: 116 | HLN: 108 Primetime: FNC: 406 | MSNBC: 250 | CNN: 143 | HLN: 161 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [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]

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]

Cable Networks Turn Attention to Christopher Dorner Shootout in Los Angeles - Posted February 12, 2013
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State of Union Walloped With Bad Press - Posted February 12, 2013
To look at Washington D.C. publications today, you'd think tonight's State of the Union was the Shit of the Union. You'd also think it was already Wednesday considering the way Debbie Downer news outlets are trashing it before it even happens. "Expect to Hear an Absolutely For... [FishbowlDC]

State of the Union Coverage: MSNBC - Posted February 9, 2013
MSNBC's State of the Union coverage, anchored by Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews, begins at 8pmET Tuesday night. Maddow and Matthews wi... [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]

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]

Cable News Takes a Page from 'Silver Linings Playbook' - Posted February 1, 2013
One of the surprise movies of the last year is Silver Linings Playbook, which stars Bradley Cooper and Jen... [TVNewser]

Geraldo Rivera 'Truly Contemplating' Run For U.S. Senate - Posted January 31, 2013
Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera says that he is "truly contemplating" running for a U.S. Senate seat in his native New Jersey. The Hill ... [TVNewser]

Um, Congrats? MSNBC's Chris Matthews Exalts BuzzFeed Scribe For Being On Show - Posted January 30, 2013
Wearing a cornflower blue vest that made us ask "Where's Abu?," BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball" yesterday. He was on to discuss the "secret donors" fighting against the confirmation of Chuck... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, January 20 - Posted January 23, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 128 | MSNBC: 147 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 100 Primetime: FNC: 94 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 171 | HLN: 107 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Tamron Hall: 'Our show is not an opinion show, but it's not a show that's afraid of opinions' - Posted January 23, 2013
MSNBC's Tamron Hall is the subject of Mediabistro's latest So What Do You Do? interview. Hall talks about her new role on the "Today" show, how she ... [TVNewser]

Goo Goo Dolls Founder Detests Rush, Loves Maddow, O'Reilly and Jesse Jackson Sr. - Posted January 22, 2013
Johnny Rzeznik, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and founder of the Goo Goo Dolls, was in Washington, D.C. over the weekend to perform at the Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball. We caught up with him this afternoon by phone to pester him about his media preferences and ask about the low and high points... [FishbowlDC]

Things You May Not Have Heard or Seen During Inauguration Coverage - Posted January 22, 2013
We kept the posts going yesterday -- from girl power on the Hill, to Frank Luntz's appearance on NBC to Al Roker's Obama ... [TVNewser]

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

Fmr. Rep. Patrick Kennedy on Cross-Country Tour for Cousin's New Addiction Book - Posted January 7, 2013
It's a safe bet that former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) is on his best behavior this week as he helps his cousin, Christopher Kennedy Lawford, on his book tour for the newly published Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction. Wow. Any habit or addiction? Both men a... [FishbowlDC]

Why MSNBC's 'Statesman' Chose TV over the Senate - Posted December 27, 2012
Chris Matthews is an MSNBC original. His show "Hardball" is older than the network itself, having begun its run on the old "America's Talking" channel founded by ... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers Meet in Boston to Remember Tip O'Neill - Posted December 10, 2012
TVNewser was in Boston this weekend as several TV news anchors and contributors took a trip down memory lane. They gathered at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library for a panel discussion on the life of Tip O'Neill. The legendary former Speaker of the House, who passed away in 1994. Sunday marked... [TVNewser]

November 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Doubles Audience in Past Year - Posted November 28, 2012
MSNBC rode the wave of Pres. Obama's re-election doubling the number of younger viewers who watched primetime in Nov. '11. MSNBC was up +108% in A25-54 viewers in primetime (8-11pm). The network -- #2 behind Fox News -- ... [TVNewser]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted November 21, 2012
Today we have special Thanksgiving installment of: "Ask Piranhamous Anything." And we do mean anything. Send your queries to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column -- Piranhamous doesn't know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do -- and worse, he doe... [PRNewser]

How Cable News Covered The Israel/Gaza Conflict Last Night - Posted November 20, 2012
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10 Men Not to Bang in Washington - Posted November 14, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein and Eddie Scarry In the wake of the scandal swirling around now former CIA Director David Petraeus, we've decided to create a quick tip sheet for large-breasted women who are considering affairs with high-powered (some hideous) men in Washington. Here's who not to sleep with if you're getting... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: CNBC's 'Cuffs,' DC Ideas, SocialGuide - Posted November 12, 2012
CNBC and Yahoo! have teamed up for their first original online program. "Off the Cuff" will be a weekly video series featuring sit-downs with C-suite execs about how they got to the corner office and beyond. Chris Matthews, ... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews Apologizes for Friending Hurricane Sandy - Posted November 8, 2012
This was, of course, an election filled with gaffes--and Chris Matthews (aka Tweety Bird) opened Hardball last night by apologizing (and apologizing, and apologizing) for saying he was "glad" that superstorm Sandy hit, thereby shedding light on Obama's ability to lead in a crisis while crossing party lines and working constructiv... [PRNewser]

Chris Matthews Apologizes For 'Sandy' Comment: 'It was a terrible thing to say, period.' - Posted November 8, 2012
MSNBC host Chris Matthews publicly apologized for his off the cuff comments on Hurricane Sandy on election night. Following President Obama's reelection, just before, 3 AM ET, Matthews said that he was "so glad" for Hurricane Sandy, because it "brought in possibilities for good politics." He cl... [TVNewser]

Idiots Among Us | More Wins | Say It - Posted November 7, 2012
TVNewser: Chris Matthews said "I'm so glad we had that storm las... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Idiots Among Us | More Wins | Say It - Posted November 7, 2012
TVNewser: Chris Matthews said "I'm so glad we had that storm las... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC's Chris Matthews: 'I'm so glad we had that storm last week...' - Posted November 7, 2012
While Karl Rove was looking silly on Fox News last night, Chris Matthews was making a bit of a fool of himself on MSNBC. Matthews, who is about as inside as political insiders get, said that he was "so glad" that H... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Chris Matthews Has Bed Head - Posted November 7, 2012
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The New York Election Ticker: Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center - Posted November 6, 2012
CNN is trying to one-up NBC in the "let's project electoral votes on buildings" contest. CNN will power lights showing Obama and Romney's electoral totals on the Empire State Building. You can see a photo of the spire as it will look tonight here. Unlike 30 Rock, The Empire State Building... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews anchor the network's election night coverage beginning at 6pmET Tuesday, along with Rev. ... [TVNewser]

October 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Has Strongest Month In Years - Posted November 1, 2012
The Presidential debates and the last leg of the campaign led to one of MSNBC's strongest months in years. The network saw more growth compared to October 2011 than either of its cable news competitors. The ratings for October 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1,443,000 Total Vi... [TVNewser]

Fox News' 'Hannity' Takes Aim At MSNBC Again - Posted October 24, 2012
Like the tick tick tick of a clock, only so much time can go by before the politically partisan primetime hosts at Fox News and MSNBC take aim at each other. Last night, right on time, Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity decided to dedicate a segment to attacking MSNBC. FNC and... [TVNewser]

Pundits, Journos Get Pounded (Again) - Posted October 23, 2012
Journos and pundits felt the sting of strangers' words last night as they covered the debate. Such is the norm these days in online media. As Matthew Ortega (who's he? beats us, we'd never heard of his highness before), a hip hop aficionado and a digital director in Washington, proceeded to call... [PRNewser]

Chris Matthews: 'I would be one of the stars of the Democratic Party.' - Posted October 23, 2012
MSNBC's Chris Matthews says he would have been "one of the stars of the Democratic Party" if he'd run and won a Pennsylvania Senate seat. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 23, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Any jackass can talk about bombing Iran." -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews, post debate late night. "I think we all love teachers." -- CBS "Face the Nation" host and presidential debate mo... [FishbowlDC]

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]

VIDEO: John King Moderates a Debate Between Bill O'Reilly And Chris Matthews On Helium - Posted October 22, 2012
As promised, here is the full video clip of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and MSNBC host Chris Matthews debating important issues while inhaling helium from balloons. CNN's John King moderated, before the trio was interrupted by known-Canadian ... [TVNewser]

Obama on Matthews: 'Four years ago, I gave him a thrill up his leg. This time around, I gave him a stroke' - Posted October 19, 2012
[caption id="attachment_151087" align="alignright" width="343"] FNC's Roger Ailes sits behind Pres. Obama, Gov. Romney and Cardinal Dolan at annual Al Smith dinner.[/caption] Pres. ... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews, Bill O'Reilly on 'Katie' - Posted October 16, 2012
FNC's Bill O'Reilly will make his first appearance on Katie Couric's show tomorrow. O'Reilly and Couric will recap tonight's debate, talk about the st... [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]

Bill O'Reilly, Chris Matthews and John King Come Together... For A Cause - Posted October 15, 2012
Comedy Central taped its "Night of Too Many Stars" benefit for autism awareness, and the theme of the night was "unlikely pairings." Host Jon Stewart tapped his Fox News sparring partner ... [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]

Fleeced | Good Debate, Good Day | Skeptical Numbers - Posted October 10, 2012
AllFacebook: Old Navy showed its appreciation to its Facebook fans by asking them to participate in an ad. All those "likes" sure did pay off! ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fleeced | Good Debate, Good Day | Skeptical Numbers - Posted October 10, 2012
AllFacebook: Old Navy showed its appreciation to its Facebook fans by asking them to participate in an ad. All those "likes" sure did pay off! ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 9, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I like it, it's not true, but it's all fun." -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who couldn't stop playing SNL's impersonator of himself on his program Monday. The impersonator accentuated Matthews' propensity to interrupt his guests, a behavior which he somehow has no clue that he does. ... [PRNewser]

What Didn't Make it into the MSNBC Sketch on SNL - Posted October 8, 2012
Bill Carter spent part of last week and all of Saturday night at 30 Rock for a ... [TVNewser]

The SNL Chris Matthews: 'I feel bad for whoever had to move the podium afterwards because Obama took a giant dump behind it' - Posted October 7, 2012
Rachel Maddow, S.E. Cupp, Rev. Al Sharpton and ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, October 3 - Posted October 4, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 726 | MSNBC: 456 | CNN: 478 | HLN: 62 Primetime: FNC: 2.160 | MSNBC: 1.488 | CNN: 1.855 | HLN: 75 ... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews Thinks Obama Missed the Debate, So He Debates For Him: 'Where was Obama Tonight?!' - Posted October 3, 2012
Here are a couple media takeaways from tonight's first presidential debate: Moderator Jim Lehrer got pummeled on social media for not being a moderator and Big Bird might get fired. Following the debate, however, things got interesting on MS... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chris Matthews Thinks Obama Missed the Debate, So He Debates For Him: 'Where was Obama Tonight?!' - Posted October 3, 2012
Here are a couple media takeaways from tonight's first presidential debate: Moderator Jim Lehrer got pummeled on social media for not being a moderator and Big Bird might get fired. Following the debate, however, things got interesting on MS... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC's Primetime Hosts to Lead Debate Coverage - Posted October 3, 2012
MSNBC's coverage of the first presidential debate kicks off tonight at 8pmET with Rachel Maddow hosting along with Chris Matthews, ... [TVNewser]

Q3 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Boosted By Conventions, Olympics - Posted October 2, 2012
With the Democratic and Republican conventions, the Olympics, and plenty of political news, MSNBC had a very strong Q3, growing double digits in both primetime and total day, and in total viewers and adults 25-54. The ratings for Q3 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 935,000 Tota... [TVNewser]

Sunday Morning Panels: Mostly Males Need Apply - Posted September 28, 2012
Today we check in with the Sunday morning political talk shows to see how many ding dongs will appear on the programs to assess the male-female ratios. As usual, NBC's Chris Matthews always rolls in with a solid two females on his panel.... [PRNewser]

Righty Journos Chuckle at MSM's Expense - Posted September 28, 2012
The one jab that never fails to elicit laughs from conservatives is the one about MSNBC and how "nobody" watches it. There was a lot of that at last night's Media Research Center gala. MRC, a conservative media watchdog org, celebrated its 25th anniversary and presented its tongue-in-cheek Dishonors awards at the... [PRNewser]

Righty Journos Chuckle at MSM's Expense - Posted September 28, 2012
The one jab that never fails to elicit laughs from conservatives is the one about MSNBC and how "nobody" watches it. There was a lot of that at last night's Media Research Center gala. MRC, a conservative media watchdog org, celebrated its 25th anniversary and presented its tongue-in-cheek Dishonors awards at the... [FishbowlDC]

Bill Maher Conservative Panelist: 'I Made the Mistake of Replying with Facts' - Posted September 27, 2012
What's it like being the "token Conservative" on that raucous Friday free-for-all known as HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher? After last week's show, San Diego radio host and columnist Roger Hedgecock has shared his experience. ... [FishbowlLA]

Chris Matthews is a 10-Year-Old - Posted September 20, 2012
Happy Anniversary Chris Matthews! This week the syndicated weekend program, The Chris Matthews Show, marks its 10th anniversary. In celebration, they will run a Top 10 Political In-Your-Face Moments of the Past 10 years. Guests ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Monday, September 17 - Posted September 18, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 376 | MSNBC: 220 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 469 | MSNBC: 471 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 87 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Monday, September 17 - Posted September 18, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 376 | MSNBC: 220 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 469 | MSNBC: 471 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 87 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, September 17 - Posted September 18, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 376 | MSNBC: 220 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 469 | MSNBC: 471 | CNN: 191 | HLN: 87 ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, September 14 - Posted September 17, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 422 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 584 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 199 | HLN: 79 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Friday, September 14 - Posted September 17, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 422 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 584 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 199 | HLN: 79 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Friday, September 14 - Posted September 17, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 422 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 584 | MSNBC: 296 | CNN: 199 | HLN: 79 ... [TVNewser]

Blogs Point Fingers at Media on Romney's Libya Views - Posted September 13, 2012
Both President Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney have had their say on the Libya incident, in which a U.S. ambassador was killed Tuesday. Now several bloggers have loaded their guns and are pointing them at the news media. Romney was widely criticized for his c... [FishbowlDC]

A Kennedy Spits up on Andrea Mitchell - Posted September 4, 2012
On MSNBC tonight, Andrea Mitchell got a little too close to the newest member of the Kennedy clan. Just as Chris Matthews tossed to Mitchell... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Kennedy Spits up on Andrea Mitchell - Posted September 4, 2012
On MSNBC tonight, Andrea Mitchell got a little too close to the newest member of the Kennedy clan. Just as Chris Matthews tossed to Mitchell... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Matthews at the DNC Rain or Shine ... But Mostly Rain - Posted September 4, 2012
"There is no way they did this in Tampa," the 20-something man quipped to me in the courtyard of The EpiCentre. It is 4 o' clock or so, and MSNBC's Chris Matthews has just taken the stage/set that MSNBC erected in the shopping center. The crowd... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin: MSNBC Had 'The smartest, most thought provoking and energetic coverage anywhere on cable' - Posted September 1, 2012
MSNBC president Phil Griffin sent a note out to network staffers yesterday evening, praising them for their work during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida (as well as coverage of Hurricane Isaac) this week. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Phil Griffin: MSNBC Had 'The smartest, most thought provoking and energetic coverage anywhere on cable' - Posted September 1, 2012
MSNBC president Phil Griffin sent a note out to network staffers yesterday evening, praising them for their work during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida (as well as coverage of Hurricane Isaac) this week. ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 30 - Posted August 31, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 608 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 215 | HLN: 96 Primetime: FNC: 2.629 | MSNBC: 816 | CNN: 661 | HLN: 247 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 30 - Posted August 31, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 608 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 215 | HLN: 96 Primetime: FNC: 2.629 | MSNBC: 816 | CNN: 661 | HLN: 247 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 30 - Posted August 31, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 608 | MSNBC: 253 | CNN: 215 | HLN: 96 Primetime: FNC: 2.629 | MSNBC: 467 | CNN: 581 | HLN: 247 ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 30, 2012
QUOTES of the DAY "You can't hear me. Isn't that convenient?" -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews Wednesday night during an interview in which he snapped at Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on immigration policy. Brewe... [FishbowlDC]

Mika and Joe React to Chris Matthews Outburst on Monday's 'Morning Joe' - Posted August 29, 2012
After signing off from "Morning Joe" Tuesday, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski headed over to panel put on by the St. Pete-based ... [TVNewser]

In Covering RNC Roll Call, Differing Tactics on Cable News - Posted August 28, 2012
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The Scoreboard: Monday, August 27 - Posted August 28, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 362 | MSNBC: 194 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 544 | MSNBC: 353 | CNN: 213 | HLN: 104 ... [TVNewser]

Memorable Coverage On Cable News, From NOLA To Tampa - Posted August 28, 2012
Shepard Smith kicks off his coverage from New Orleans on what to expect when Isaac hits: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Anderson Cooper re... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Chris Matthews Explodes At RNC Chair Reince Preibus On 'Morning Joe' - Posted August 27, 2012
MSNBC host Chris Matthews makes no secret as to where his political allegiances lie, though he probably could have made a nicer first impression on day one of the Republican National Convention. RNC chairman Reince Priebus was a guest on "Morning Joe," and Matthews was not happy about the arguments he... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews to Anchor MSNBC's Primetime Convention Coverage - Posted August 16, 2012
MSNBC has announced its coverage plans for the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Tampa, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina. Rachel Maddow and ... [TVNewser]

Ezra Klein Tackles Pointed, Awkward Question - Posted August 15, 2012
WaPo left-wing writer Ezra Klein went on MSNBC's "Hardball" Tuesday and faced down an awkward moment from host Chris Matthews, who pointedly asked Kl... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Saturday, August 11 - Posted August 14, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 286 | MSNBC: *NA | CNN: 110 | HLN: 121 Primetime: FNC: 187 | MSNBC: 182 | CNN: 89 | HLN: 177 ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC to Produce Obama, Romney Documentaries - Posted August 10, 2012
MSNBC is producing two new documentaries on the two major party candidates for president. Chuck Todd hosts "Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate," and ... [TVNewser]

Pentagon TV's Set to MSNBC - Posted August 2, 2012
FishbowlDC encountered an all-too-chatty stranger in a cafe this morning reading WaPo. At first, we ignored. But soon enough, he told us about th... [FishbowlDC]

Dressage Goes To Cable News - Posted August 2, 2012
Sports are certainly ripe fodder for cable news channels, and even the Olympics have been a hot topic in the last few days across all of the channels. One sport that has been mostly under-covered however are the equestrian sports, such as dressage. That will change today, as Rafalca competes in the... [TVNewser]

Fake Anchor Jeff Daniels Makes the Rounds in Real Newsrooms - Posted July 19, 2012
[caption id="attachment_138420" align="alignright" width="374" caption="Norah O'Donnell takes a page from episode one of HBO's "The Newsroom" after Jeff Daniels appeared on "CBS This Morning""][/caption]Actor Jeff Daniels ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fake Anchor Jeff Daniels Makes the Rounds in Real Newsrooms - Posted July 19, 2012
[caption id="attachment_138420" align="alignright" width="374" caption="Norah O'Donnell takes a page from episode one of HBO's "The Newsroom" after Jeff Daniels appeared on "CBS This Morning""][/caption]Actor Jeff Daniels ... [FishbowlNY]

Fake Anchor Jeff Daniels Makes the Rounds in Real Newsrooms - Posted July 19, 2012
[caption id="attachment_138420" align="alignright" width="374" caption="Norah O'Donnell takes a page from episode one of HBO's "The Newsroom" after Jeff Daniels appeared on "CBS This Morning""][/caption]Actor Jeff Daniels ... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted July 18, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know...) Daily Caller Wins for Best Headline - A man in Louisiana alleges that he spotted former GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 12, 2012
Quotes of the Day Words to Live By: Ever Heard of Google? "I don't know about you guys, but every time b4 I report an 'exclusive' I'm all up in Google News making sure that it actually is one." -- Capital NY's Joe Pompeo. ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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... [GalleyCat]

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]

Morning Oopsies: What the Hell is 'OLITICO'? - Posted June 25, 2012
Last we pointed out that Politico Mike Allen's use of "buro" was confusing in that was he referring to a "bureau" or a "burro" -- we hoped for the small donkey. Afterward we got mail saying "buro" is really a very common newsroom slang. We're all fo... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

The Real News Ties to a Fictional Cable Newsroom - Posted June 7, 2012
The New York Times' David Itzkoff caught up with Aaron Sorkin ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 31, 2012
Quotes of the Day Newt gives Chris Matthews a compliment (of sorts) On MSNBC's Morning J... [FishbowlDC]

A Tale Of Two Interviews: Matthews/Gingrich and Cooper/Guangcheng - Posted May 26, 2012
There were a pair of big interviews on cable news this week, both of the very different in both tone and content. As we noted, CNN secured the first TV interview with Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who told Anderson Cooper "I didn't see much hope" while being detained by Chinese authorities: ... [TVNewser]

Is Shake Up Coming to MSNBC.com? - Posted May 25, 2012
As reports indicate NBCUniversal is in talks to buy Microsoft Corporation's 50 percent stake in MSNBC.com, what does this mean for media folks who work on the site? Adweek indicated it's "not clear at the moment" what will happen to MSNBC.com employees. Initially the site was launched as a joint venture between NBC... [TVNewser]

Hey MSNBC's Matthews: Who's the Jackass? - Posted May 23, 2012
MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is never short on feisty. He appeared on a panel at NCTA's Cable Show Tuesday in Boston alongside CNN's John King and Univ... [FishbowlDC]

Hey MSNBC's Matthews: Who's the Jackass? - Posted May 23, 2012
MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is never short on feisty. He appeared on a panel at NCTA's Cable Show Tuesday in Boston alongside CNN's John King and Univ... [PRNewser]

At The Cable Show, Journalists and Opinion Hosts Coalesce - Posted May 23, 2012
[caption id="attachment_129293" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo Courtesy: The Cable Show"][/caption]Today is the final day of The Cable Show, an industry gathering for cable TV networks, cable providers and other businesses in that arena. This year the event is being held up in Boston, and plenty of TV news pers... [TVNewser]

Chris vs. Chris: Who is the Better Man? - Posted May 17, 2012
The next time FNC's Chris Wallace and MSNBC's Chris Matthews are contestants on Power Player "Jeopardy," hopefully producers will pit them against each other. Then we might be able to determine just which Chris is more appealing. In the meantime, we'll improvise. In the game show that aired Monday, Matthews played against... [PRNewser]

Chris vs. Chris: Who is the Better Man? - Posted May 17, 2012
The next time FNC's Chris Wallace and MSNBC's Chris Matthews are contestants on Power Player "Jeopardy," hopefully producers will pit them against each other. Then we might be able to determine just which Chris is more appealing. In the meantime, we'll improvise. In the game show that aired Monday, Matthews played against... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's O'Leary Live-Tweets Herself - Posted May 15, 2012
Monday night was the premier of Jeopardy's "Power Players" Edition. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs won the opening round, beating CNN's Lizz... [FishbowlDC]

Last Night On Jeopardy!: Chris Matthews Fumbles, And Robert Gibbs Eeks Out A Win - Posted May 15, 2012
Last night was night one of "Jeopardy!" "Power Players" week, which features Washington politicos, influencers and TV news personalities competing for charity. The contestants were MSNBC host Chris Matthews... [TVNewser]

All Stars | Grumpy Tweets | Tempting Times - Posted May 14, 2012
TVNewser: Chris Matthews, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

All Stars | Grumpy Tweets | Tempting Times - Posted May 14, 2012
TVNewser: Chris Matthews, ... [FishbowlNY]

TV News Talent Competes In 'Jeopardy!' 'Power Players' Week Starting Tonight - Posted May 14, 2012
Tonight marks night one of syndicated game show "Jeopardy!'"s "Power Players Week," featuring TV news talent and political insiders playing for charity. We gave you the rundown ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 10, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I want the wedding to be celebratory not militarized." -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show last night in response to whether ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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

TIME & People Throw WHCA Cocktail Party - Posted April 28, 2012
The parties are underway in Washington D.C. ahead of the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Last night at the St. Regis, TIME and People threw a cocktail party with drop-ins from a bunch of boldface tvnewsers all enjoying custom flavored custards by Shake Shack. TIME's Managing Edi... [TVNewser]

Jordin Sparks Has Lipstick Flub at Journo Charity - Posted April 19, 2012
[caption id="attachment_71016" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Jordin Sparks"][/caption] At Childhelp's "Capitol CAREaoke" charity event last night, the Fox News crew narrowly beat CNN's team in most money raised. FNC's Shannon Bream, ... [FishbowlDC]

Dr. Oz, Kareem and Lewis Black to Square Off Against Washington's Alleged Power Journos - Posted April 18, 2012
We now have the details for the Jeopardy "Power Players" edition that is coming to D.C. It tapes this weekend and starts Saturday morning. The first round will see MSNBC's Chris Matthews battle ... [FishbowlDC]

TV News Well-Represented During Jeopardy! 'Power Players Week' - Posted April 17, 2012
Anchors, correspondents and contributors for TV news organizations make up most of the contestants for "Jeopardy!" "Power Players Week." CNN, NBC News, Fox News and the BBC are all represented, with the contestants all playing for their favorite charities. The players are: From CNN: Anchor ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 10, 2012
Quotes of the Day Colin Drummond photographs Cody Simpson, the new teen heart throb, on his way to the Easter Egg Roll at the White House Mo... [PRNewser]

Name Dropping Heaven: Sandra Fluke at MSNBC With Chris Matthews When Obama Called - Posted March 30, 2012
When you're the President of the United States, most anyone can be found if the need arises. This morning on Current TV's "Full Court Press" with Bill Press, we learned where President Obama found Sandra Fluke,... [FishbowlDC]

March & Q1 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Reclaims Second Place in Cable News - Posted March 27, 2012
MSNBC beat CNN in both primetime and Total Day this month to reclaim the outright #2 spot among the cable news networks. Compared to the same month last year, MSNBC was up +3% in Total Viewer... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, Mike Barnicle Make 'Friends of Ireland' Guest List - Posted March 21, 2012
The first day of Spring was an occasion for a second St. Patrick's day celebration in Washington as President Obama and VP Biden greeted Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny for belated festivities at the White House. The Washington Examiner reports, Biden also invite... [TVNewser]

Cable Networks Set Illinois Primary Coverage - Posted March 19, 2012
The 2012 election season continues tomorrow as Illinois voters head to the polls for the latest GOP primary. As usual, the cable networks will be covering the results. Here's a look at what they have planned. Fox News will air regularly scheduled primetime programming until 11pmET, wh... [TVNewser]

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

The Ticker: Rose, Iran, Matthews - Posted March 15, 2012
A former intern for Charlie Rose is suing him and his production company over fair wage allegations. New York has strict (but often ignored) rules regarding internships. The intern in question says she was not paid for her work. ... [TVNewser]

Daily Beast Columnist: Let's Not Forget These Other Misogynistic Media Men - Posted March 7, 2012
From the outset of the Rush Limbaugh controversy, more than a few members of the public have tweeted about what they perceive to be an egregious double standard. While the conservative talk show host is g... [FishbowlLA]

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]

Network Plans for the Arizona and Michigan Primaries - Posted February 27, 2012
Voters in Michigan and Arizona go to the polls tomorrow. Polls close at 8pmET in Lower Michigan and most of the U.P. And and hour later, at 9pmET, in the Westernmost counties which are in the Central Time Zone. Polls close at 9pmET in Arizona. FNC will be live from 9pm -... [TVNewser]

A Day in the Work Life of Michelle Fields - Posted February 23, 2012
The Daily Caller's Michelle Fields, a "serious video journalist," went to the National Press Club on Tuesday for a luncheon featuring NASCAR driver Danica Patrick. Why was Michelle there? Who the hell knows? In what is a new low, even for the self-loving Fields, her entire ... [FishbowlDC]

Cable Networks Scale Back Coverage of Tonight's Primary, Caucus Results - Posted February 7, 2012
Voters in three states -- Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri -- will weigh in today on the 2012 GOP Presidential nominee. In a departure from recent ... [TVNewser]

January 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Slips to Third in Primetime - Posted January 31, 2012
The battle for the #2 spot among the cable news networks continues this month between CNN and MSNBC. For the month of January, MSNBC placed third in primetime, behind Fox News and CNN. In Total Day, MSNBC came in #2 in Total Viewers, but placed #3 in the A25-54 demographic. The ratings... [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]

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]

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]

Politico Turns 5. Let the Roasting Begin. - Posted January 23, 2012
Five years isn't really that long, but Politico has seen rapid growth and a lot of success since it first began in 2007. So on a highly self-congratulatory note on Monday, Politico released a video with clips of several high-profile political players roasting the publication on its half-decade mark. "Five ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico, with its 'Terminator Reporters,' Turns Five - Posted January 23, 2012
"It's truly a news organization that acts its age: a petulant 5-year-old concerned with only trivial matters," says David Gregory roasting Politico on its 5th birthday. Politico.com launched Jan. 23, 2007, the day of that year's State of the Union address. Early this morning, the site put up this video with... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 23, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journos ding victory night music "Did not anticipate I would be in a sweaty ballroom full of Republicans rocking out to 'Pump Up the Jam' tonight. Life is full of surprises." -- The Atlantic's ... [FishbowlDC]

Sununu to O'Donnell: 'You Don't Know What You're Talking About' - Posted January 10, 2012
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu is becoming our favorite political surrogate. Minutes after the networks declared Mitt Romney the winner of the state's prima... [TVNewser]

Cable News Plans for the First-in-the-Nation New Hampshire Primary - Posted January 9, 2012
With last week's marathon Iowa Caucus coverage behind them, the cable networks have turned their attention to New Hampshire, where the nation's first... [TVNewser]

Sununu to Matthews: 'Stop being ridiculous and get to the point' - Posted January 9, 2012
After the NBC News/Facebook debate, the discussion continued on MSNBC with Chris Matthews anchoring. One of his first guests was former Gov. John Sununu, a Romney supporter. The 8-minute discussion didn't start well, but ended much more cordially. Out of the gate, Sununu went on the attack when asked about the... [TVNewser]

What Will Journos Remember Most About Michele Bachmann's Presidential Campaign? - Posted January 6, 2012
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) ended her presidential campaign Wednesday morning following a dismal finish in the Iowa Caucuses. Countless journalists will miss seeing her throughout the rest of the primary. She was fun, feisty and fabulous, if at times factually challenged -- she... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow Reports, Corrects Bad Information about Gary Johnson - Posted January 4, 2012
During Iowa Caucus coverage last night, just after 9pmET, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow who was leading the network's coverage reported that one-time GOP presidential candidate ... [TVNewser]

Cable Networks Plan Special Coverage For Iowa - Posted January 2, 2012
Like their broadcast counterparts, the cable networks are getting an early start to the new year in Iowa ahead of Tuesday's caucus. On Fox News, Megyn Kelly, ... [TVNewser]

10 Moments That Hooked Us in 2011 - Posted December 31, 2011
The year 2011 was the year the 7-second TV delay failed miserably, that members of Congress behaved badly and Weiner headlines became something of an art form. Today we've pooled our wisdom into ano... [morningmedianewsfeed]

10 Moments That Hooked Us in 2011 - Posted December 31, 2011
The year 2011 was the year the 7-second TV delay failed miserably, that members of Congress behaved badly and Weiner headlines became something of an art form. Today we've pooled our wisdom into ano... [FishbowlNY]

A Message for Today's Journos From Michelle Fields - Posted December 27, 2011
Over the holiday weekend, C-SPAN brought us a gift that we will always cherish: An interview with "Video Journalist" Michelle Fields from The Daily Caller. It's an hour long, but really worth the time to sit down with the ones ... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With WaPo's Annie Gowen - Posted December 23, 2011
Say hello to WaPo's poverty and wealth reporter Ann... [FishbowlDC]

Bill O'Reilly on MSNBC: 'I think it's changing over there' - Posted December 20, 2011
Bill O'Reilly didn't "have a beef" with the way MSNBC handled last week's Mitt Romney-KKK comparison, specifically that Chris Matthews came on the air several hours after the "irrespo... [TVNewser]

Seasons Greetings From VandeHarris - Posted December 6, 2011
After a week of constant mentions about that new eBook by Mike Allen and Evan Thomas in "Playbook", you'd think readers would get a break from the self-co... [FishbowlDC]

PA County Commissioner, Chris Matthews' Brother, Arrested on Perjury Charges - Posted December 6, 2011
NBCPhiladelphia reports Montgomery County,PA Commissioner Jim Matthews, the brother of "Hardball"... [TVNewser]

Aaron Sorkin's HBO Cable News Series To Be Called 'Newsroom' - Posted December 5, 2011
Exclusive: The upcoming HBO drama about cable news from "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin... [TVNewser]

You're on Notice Tapper Followers - Posted December 5, 2011
A cautionary tale. If you follow ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper on Twitter there are a few things you mustn't do even if you do sound like you come straight out of a Beavis and Butt-Head casting ca... [FishbowlDC]

Reporter Insults 'Morning Joe,' Gets Noticed - Posted November 16, 2011
In an unusual twist this morning, a Washington conservative reporter's insults to MSNBC's "Morning Joe" have landed him an invitation on the show this week. So far, it's not formal -- the bookers haven't called and scheduled the Town Car. But ... [FishbowlDC]

Cablers Cover Herman Cain's Response To Sexual Harassment Accusations - Posted November 8, 2011
... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews on His Friendship With Roger Ailes, and Whether He Would Work at Fox News - Posted November 2, 2011
Forbes' Jeff Bercovici chatted with MSNBC host Chris Matthews... [TVNewser]

A Comedian, a Governor and a Network Morning Anchor Walk Into a Bar To Toast a Cable News Host... - Posted November 2, 2011
Last night at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City, MSNBC threw a party for "Hardball" host Chris Matthews, whose book Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero was released yesterday. Despite the chill outside, the rooftop t... [TVNewser]

October 2011 Ratings: MSNBC Down Double Digits in Primetime - Posted November 1, 2011
MSNBC was down across the board this month. Compared to October 2010, the network is down in -2% in total viewers and -10% in A25-54 viewers for total day; in primetime, the network is down -... [TVNewser]

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply - Posted October 28, 2011
We're cutting to the chase. No flowery intro needed to delve into a topic we know you've awaiting all week long: the number of mushroom heads that will appear on this weekend's political talk shows. As usual, MSNBC's Chris Matthews wins the... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply - Posted October 28, 2011
We're cutting to the chase. No flowery intro needed to delve into a topic we know you've awaiting all week long: the number of mushroom heads that will appear on this weekend's political talk shows. As usual, MSNBC's Chris Matthews wins the... [TVNewser]

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply - Posted October 21, 2011
This week we once again assess the number of ding-a-lings scheduled to appear on the Sunday morning talk show roundtables. This feature appears to be catching on. At a Cartoons & Cocktails event at the Newseum last night, a FishbowlDC reader asked about the frame for our beautiful artistic penis picture.... [PRNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview With The Root's Top Byrd - Posted October 21, 2011
Say hello to The Root's Publisher Donna Byrd. Prior to ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply - Posted October 14, 2011
Hide the toddlers. We're counting up the number of trouser snakes on the Sunday morning political talk show panels again this week and the picture is actually significantly hopeful. Program note: CNN's "State of the Union" with ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 22, 2011
Quotes of the Day Journo sees link between himself and company stock "But is my impending departure driving down Reuters' stock? Of such things, we can only speculate." -- Outgoing Reuters scribe Jim Pethokoukis, who is going to work for the American Enterprise Institute as their blog editor. He'll continue on as... [FishbowlDC]

10 Commentators the Right and Left Love to Hate - Posted September 14, 2011
Washington Whispers went to the North and South Poles of political/media watchdoggery to find out who are the 10 Commentators the Right and Left Love to Hate. Not too many surprises here. Most of those on the left who the right hates work (or worked) for MSNBC, and most of the those... [TVNewser]

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]

It's Official: HBO Orders Aaron Sorkin's Cable News Drama to Series - Posted September 8, 2011
HBO has given a series order to Aaron Sorkin's drama series set behind-the-scenes at a fictional cable news channel. HBO announced that it ... [TVNewser]

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]

MSNBC's Matthews to Join Twitter - Posted September 7, 2011
Twitter nastiness is about to reach monumental proportions tonight as MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews joins the modern Social Media craze. His handle: @Hardball_Chris. One question: Can someone shout and interrupt over Twitter? We'll soon find out...... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Rolls Out Colorful Cast of Characters - Posted September 6, 2011
MSNBC's "Hardball" is set to broadcast from the site of the Reagan Library on Tuesday, and Wednesday in anticipation of the GOP presidential debate. The program will have many more guests than usual. Will it be a fun time or a disaster? On Tuesday: eight guests. On Wednesday: 12 and 13... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Summer Superlatives Winners, Part II - Posted August 15, 2011
Although she's mysteriously MIA, Ana Marie Cox still managed to win the Most Scandalous category of FishbowlDC's Summer Superlatives competition. Rivaled only by the Daily Caller's David Martosko, Cox pulled in an impressive 37... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Goofs Up Christie Breathing Problems - Posted July 28, 2011
Photo Credit: TIME Could have been worse. NBC Nightly News apologized for the following message on Twitter regarding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie being taken to the hospital for breathing problems related to asthma. They initially wrote, "NJ Governor Chris Christie take... [PRNewser]

Which Sunday Shows Covered the News Corp. Hacking Scandal? - Posted July 18, 2011
On Sunday, two of the network public affairs shows reported on the News Corp. hack... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Which Sunday Shows Covered the News Corp. Hacking Scandal? - Posted July 18, 2011
On Sunday, two of the network public affairs shows reported on the News Corp. hack... [FishbowlNY]

Which Sunday Shows Covered the News Corp. Hacking Scandal? - Posted July 18, 2011
On Sunday, two of the network public affairs shows reported on the News Corp. hack... [TVNewser]

Rare Demo Wins for MSNBC - Posted July 13, 2011
A couple of rare wins by MSNBC in the A25-54 demo over the last couple of nights. Monday: Ed Schultz was #1 at 10pmET, topping perennial #1 Greta Van Susteren (309K vs. 303K). Van Susteren still almost doubled Schultz in Total Viewers (1.607M vs. 819K) ... [TVNewser]

Happy 15th Birthday MSNBC! - Posted July 8, 2011
MSNBC President Phil Griffin and wife, Kory Apton Former Democratic PA Gov. Ed Rendell... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 8, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [PRNewser]

MSNBC Shoots Down Proposed Chris Matthews Cameo in Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot - Posted July 7, 2011
New York's Joe Adalian reports that MSNBC has apparently nixed a proposed cameo by Chris Matthews... [TVNewser]

Why Not Leave Politico's Mike Allen Alone? - Posted July 5, 2011
This weekend former CNNer Eric Kuhn, now a digital media agent for United Talent Agency in LA, could not leave Mike Allen alone to his work while the Playbook writer tapped away on his handheld device during a hike in Aspen. Like paparazzi, Kuhn treated Allen like a star and snapped... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Uses D-Word on Bill Maher - Posted June 20, 2011
It may be permissible and even welcome to cuss on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" program. But even Maher knows what sounds odd as opposed to funny. On Friday night, MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews appeared on Maher's show. ... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Bloomberg's Health Care Reporter Anna Edney - Posted June 17, 2011
Say hello to Bloomberg's Anna Edney. Born and ... [FishbowlDC]

WFSB's 'Face the State' beats national Sunday shows in Hartford/New Haven - Posted June 10, 2011
WFSB's locally produced "Face the State" public affairs show was the most-watched Sunday morning show in Connecticut during May sweeps, beating out the national shows including NBC's "Meet the Press" and ABC's "This Week." Anchor ... [TVSpy]

Matthews Takes Show to City of Brotherly Love - Posted June 2, 2011
MSNBC's Chris Matthews is taking his show on the road next week to Phili where he'll hosting a special "Hardball" on Education initiatives. Mayor Michael Nutter (let's j... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller's Ham Spoofs Maddow - Posted May 27, 2011
At The Daily Caller, making fun of an anchor on MSNBC is a daily national pastime. Today we have Mary Katharine Ham in a bright blue hard hat (you know where this is going) doing a dramatic... [FishbowlDC]

Roger Ailes responds to Chris Matthews' 'Pathetic' comment about Sarah Palin - Posted May 20, 2011
Fox News Chairman & CEO ... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews Compliments Republicans (Sort of) - Posted May 10, 2011
MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews goes out on a limb Monday and pays GOP strategist John Feeherey a compliment: "Congratulations to your party. At least half the crazy people aren't crazy now." Another guest, Mother Jones' lefty Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Coverage Plans for Pres. Obama's Ground Zero Visit - Posted May 4, 2011
[caption id="attachment_64752" align="alignright" width="297" caption="Obama and McCain visit Ground Zero in 2008"][/caption] President Obama will be in New York tomorrow to visit Ground Zero. His first visit to the site since being elected President, and a symbolic one since the death of Osama Bin laden on Sunday. The big three... [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]

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]

Spike Lee Directs New MSNBC Ads - Posted April 25, 2011
MSNBC debuted new "Lean Forward" ads today featuring the network's four primetime hosts: Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, ... [FishbowlDC]

A King-Size Comeback - Posted April 15, 2011
There's no debate that CNN's "John King USA" had trouble finding its footing in the first year of production. Anxious to blast the program, critics and bloggers hit "publish" on reviews even before King signed off his debut show in March of 2010. Bashed for being too straightforward ... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted March 31, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) *From the NBC green room in New York, Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and ... [FishbowlDC]

Phil Griffin on MSNBC's Primetime Strategy: 'Don't empty the stadium' - Posted March 28, 2011
The Philadelphia Inquirer looks at MSNBC in a post-Comcast world. The Inquirer has two hooks to its story: the fact that Pennsylvania native ... [TVNewser]

Network plans for Obama remarks on Libya - Posted March 28, 2011
Here's what the cable networks are planning for coverage of Pres. Obama's address on Libya tonight at 7:30pmET from the National Defense University. Bloomberg's executive editor Al Hunt and Julianna Goldman anchor coverage from Bloomberg TV's Washington bureau. CNN will lead into th... [TVNewser]

Philly Inquirer Goes Easy on Matthews - Posted March 28, 2011
Sure, it's his hometown paper. But did the Philadelphia Inquirer's Bob Fernandez have to make things so cushy for MSNBC's Chris Matthews in ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Fish Food - Posted March 16, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) *Party with Flacks: On Thursday night the Democratic Communicators Network is hos... [PRNewser]

Chris Matthews Does The Tonight Show for 24th Time - Posted March 15, 2011
MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews wasn't lacking for words on NBC's "The Tonight Show" last night where he discussed the 2012 GOP presidential playing field and Libya with host Jay Leno. He calls the field "the weakest list of c... [FishbowlDC]

Wisconsin Senate Vote takes Cable Nets by Surprise - Posted March 9, 2011
Three weeks of political discord in Wisconsin came to a surprising head tonight. "A FOX urgent now from Wisconsin where republicans apparently are trying to do an end run around democrats," said Jon Scott on FNC 7:19pmET. By 7:30pm the vote had occurre... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Wisconsin Senate Vote takes Cable Nets by Surprise - Posted March 9, 2011
Three weeks of political discord in Wisconsin came to a surprising head tonight. "A FOX urgent now from Wisconsin where republicans apparently are trying to do an end run around democrats," said Jon Scott on FNC 7:19pmET. By 7:30pm the vote had occurre... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Matthews: Commencement Speaker - Posted February 22, 2011
MSNBC's Chris Matthews will bark a commencement address at a Connecticut prep school's class of 2011 in June. The News, which is the student newspaper at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., ... [FishbowlDC]

What's Chris Matthews' Swazi Name? - Posted February 15, 2011
MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews is schedule... [FishbowlDC]

Play it Again Slick Willie | Protecting Words | The People Love The Lady - Posted January 31, 2011
TVNewser: MSNBC's Chris Matthews is going to be hosting a President's Day special focusing on Bill Clinton. Here's hopin... [FishbowlLA]

Chris Matthews to host Bill Clinton special: 'President of the World' - Posted January 31, 2011
MSNBC's Chris Matthews is anchoring a President's Day special on MSNBC three weeks from today titled "President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon." Matthews recently spent a week Bill Clinton, sitting down with him one-on-one for the special. The hour includes interviews with Clinton's close friends including Tony Blair... [TVNewser]

Aaron Sorkin's Cable News Drama Gets Pilot Order From HBO - Posted January 30, 2011
Earlier this week, we noted that Aaron Sorkin's next project was set in the world of cable news. Well, it is moving forward, with HBO giving the pilot a gre... [FishbowlLA]

Cable Nets Carry First Statement from Egyptian Pres. Hosni Mubarak in Wake of Deadly Violence - Posted January 28, 2011
As the crisis in Egypt continues -- covered nearly non-stop on the 24-hour cable news networks this afternoon -- we heard the first comments from Pres. Hosni Mubarak announcing that he's asked his government to step down while defending his s... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cable Nets Carry First Statement from Egyptian Pres. Hosni Mubarak in Wake of Deadly Violence - Posted January 28, 2011
As the crisis in Egypt continues -- covered nearly non-stop on the 24-hour cable news networks this afternoon -- we heard the first comments from Pres. Hosni Mubarak announcing that he's asked his government to step down while defending his s... [FishbowlNY]

Which Cabler Mentioned Sarah Palin the Most in 2010? It's Not Who You Think - Posted January 26, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter took it upon themselves to count how many times each cabler spoke about Sarah Palin last year. The network that ran Palin segments a whopping 512 times in 20... [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]

Morning Reading List: 1.25.11 - Posted January 25, 2011
* The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove apparently thinks it's stupid and unrealistic to sign on to WaPo Dana Milbank's call for a Sarah Palin media blackout for February. So does ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

MSNBC Televising Special MLK Day Edition of 'Hardball' - Posted January 17, 2011
•Today at 5 PM, MSNBC will run a special edition of "Hardball" with Chris Matthews in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The special, "Obama's America," will examine the state of race relations in America. Guests include White House advisor David Axelrod and outgoing RN... [TVNewser]

Radio Host Mark Levin to MSNBC's Chris Matthews: 'I'm going to drag your ass into federal court' - Posted January 14, 2011
Talk radio host Mark Levin is fuming mad at MSNBC's Chris Matthews, so mad that he has ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 11, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Silence in Washington...for a change "The sound of silence is quite rare in Washington where talk is currency." Toby Zakaria... [FishbowlDC]

Seaton to Add Dose of Humor to Q & A Cafe - Posted January 10, 2011
After MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews blew up the hot seat in December, creating one of the more tense atmospheres in recent Q & A Cafe history - fat jokes, media insults, prickly, non-replies and all - intentional comedy may well be a welcomed reli... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: 'Scolded' by Security & 'Teased' by Chris Matthews - Posted January 6, 2011
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough was seen being "scolded" by House security shortly after noon yesterday for using his phone... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 6, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Talk of the Town: Speaker Boehner's unstoppable crying "Oh boy....he's not going to make it. #Boehnertears" -- WaPo's Jonathan Capehart in a Wednesday tweet. "Got thru reference to mis... [FishbowlDC]

Cablers Ready for Live 112th Congress Coverage - Posted January 5, 2011
Today marks the first day of the 112th Congress, which brings with it several ceremonies --- including the swearing-in and the election of the Speaker of the House. The cablers are all ready for the coverage. Fox News Channel will start their coverage within normal programming at 11:30amET, which will include repo... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews' In-law Charged With Smuggling Pot - Posted January 4, 2011
They don't make fathers-in-law like they used to. And at this point, MSNBC's Chris Matthews must be hoping that his son's relatively new wife's father, a ship captain, isn't guilty of being involved in an $8.1 mill... [FishbowlDC]

Maria Bartiromo, Chris Matthews, Tamron Hall to Broadcast Live from CES for NBC Universal - Posted January 3, 2011
The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show will open its doors later this week, and NBC Universal is back as its "official broadcast partner" for the fourth straight year. A number of anchors from CNBC and MSNBC will be broadcasting live from the show including ... [TVNewser]

Washington Life Editor Names Party Has-Beens - Posted December 27, 2010
On Sunday, Washington's well-known PR duo of Jayne Sandman and Barbara Martin graced the cover of NYT's Style section in a gushing profile that could only be construed as positive. What wasn't surprising to D.C. journos is their elevated name recognition, Marti... [FishbowlDC]

And Now We Interrupt Everyone and Everything to Wish a Happy Birthday to... - Posted December 17, 2010
MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews. The King of Interruptions turns 65 today. Guess who surprised him (in person) with a cake? None other than Vice President Joe Biden, who was at NBC for a tap... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Interrupts His Own Introduction - Posted December 16, 2010
Patience isn't exactly a virtue with MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews. It's more like a miracle. Today at a D.C. Chamber of Commerce holiday lunch at the Capitol Hilton, the poor employee from D.C. Water giving his introduct... [FishbowlDC]

Viewer Put Off by Matthews Behavior - Posted December 14, 2010
A viewer reacts to blogger and Q & A Cafe Host Carol Joynt's recent interview with MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews. He says he was "barely able to watch." Read on. Just wanted to congratulate you on being able to conduct this interview with such patience, grace and professionalism. I generally enjoy... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Ritual: For You, My Queen - Posted December 13, 2010
MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews has a sweet morning ritual he does for his wife, Kathleen, a former news anchor and now a corporate exec at Marriott. He wakes at 7 a.m. and brings her a skim latte i... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Gazes to the Right - Posted December 10, 2010
Photo credit: Sally Hosta Blogger and Q & A Cafe Host Carol Joynt has interviewed MSNBC's Chris Matthews four times, and each time she ple... [FishbowlDC]

Fonzie Loves WaPo's Ezra Klein to Pieces, But His Favorite? It's MSNBC's Rachel Maddow - Posted December 9, 2010
"May I call you Fonzie?" I inquired this morning when Arthur Fonzarelli phoned me at 8 a.m. A polite Henry Winkler replied, "No, because that is a fictional character that I could never live up to. It was extraordinarily fun to play, but I couldn't live up to that." Fon... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd: Elizabeth 'Should have Been the Candidate' - Posted December 7, 2010
With the death of Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.), MSNBC anchors are hailing her as the politician in the family over her husband. "I'd interview him and l'd look into his eyes and I'd say I don't see anything there," said "Hardball" Host ... [FishbowlDC]

Cablers Cover Charles Rangel Censure Vote - Posted December 2, 2010
Just before 6 PM ET, all three cable news channels covered the House vote to censure Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY). Wolf Blitzer anchored for CNN, Chris Matthews for MSNBC and Bret Baier broke into the end of ... [TVNewser]

Hardballing the Hardballer - Posted December 1, 2010
We have a special opportunity. Today and until we stop dragging this contest out, you may submit questions here for Carol Joynt's Q & A Cafe with MSNBC "Hardball" host ... [FishbowlDC]

Norah Gets Press Bump - Posted November 29, 2010
Maybe it's her mushy baby food book? As of late, MSNBC's Chief Washington Correspondent Norah O'Donnell is getting a press boost. The most recent issue of Washingtonian splas... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 22, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Reporter contemplates the unthinkable "Thinking of dosing myself with Viagra before my first TSA pat down." -- Slate media writer Jack Shafer in a Monday morning tw... [FishbowlDC]

Gingrich Says No Way to MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann - Posted November 21, 2010
If he ever runs for president, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) has certain things he'd never do. He says the main one is he'd never participate in certain media-sponsored debates, particularly an NBC debate if moderated by MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews to Sit in Hot Seat - Posted November 18, 2010
MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews has been confirmed as the guest in the upcoming Q & A Cafe at the Georgetown Ritz on Dec. 9. Host: Blogger Carol Joynt. Will be interesting to see if Joynt turns the tables and plays Hardball with the King of Hardball interviewers. Possible question for him:... [FishbowlDC]

Local Weatherman Issues Comb-Over Advisory - Who Should Watch Out? - Posted November 17, 2010
In a most thoughtful weathe... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 15, 2010
This morning we bring you one in a series of photographs shot by blogger/writer Carol Joynt. She shot them this weekend and they are featured in her column on New York Social Diary this morning. She took the images in and around Virginia's "hunt... [FishbowlDC]

Spacey Hits DC for 'Casino Jack' Premiere - Posted November 11, 2010
Journos flooded the Landmark E St. Cinema last night for the Washington premiere of "Casino Jack," the late George Hickenlooper's film about power lobbyists Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon who famously defrauded severa... [FishbowlDC]

Bob Schieffer, Chris Matthews and Morley Safer walk into a bar... - Posted November 11, 2010
CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer, MSNBC's Chris Matthews and "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer play themselves in the new movie "Morning Glory" about a young TV news producer played by ... [TVNewser]

"Casino Jack" Debuts in the District - Posted November 9, 2010
With only a few weeks worth of notches left in his halfway house wall, Jack Abramoff will make his sillver screen debut in Washington D.C. this week. The former lobbyist who famously defrauded four Indian tribes out of millions of dollars will not... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 5, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY A Bo tease "Be sure to tune in next week when Bo the White House dog will be my guest. [PAUSE] What, he's doing The Daily Show? Jesus Christ. Every goddamn time!" --... [FishbowlDC]

The Story behind the Chris Matthews-Michele Bachmann Election Night Interview - Posted November 3, 2010
We wrote about it on the live blog last night, but there is one moment from the TV news coverage of the midterms last night that still... [TVNewser]

How did the TV Newsers do in their races? - Posted November 3, 2010
Chris Matthews may have sat out this election. But a couple of local TV news anchors lost their races for Congress yesterday. Harold Johnson, a... [TVNewser]

Uh Oh: Matthews Reunites with Bachmann - Posted November 2, 2010
MSNBC's Chris Matthews reunites with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) during election coverage tonight only to ask her if she has been hypnotized. Eyes wide, Bachmann, in a tight brown dress, gives the answers she wants, not necessarily to the questions he asks. Matthews: Let me ask you, are you hypnotized? Has someone... [FishbowlDC]

Keep Keith Away From the Cleaning Supplies - Posted November 2, 2010
How does MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews really feel about Delaware Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell, who has now lost her race to Sen.-elect Chris Coons? (He thinks she was a ... [FishbowlDC]

October 2010 Ratings: MSNBC is Only Cable News Channel to Show Growth - Posted November 2, 2010
In October, MSNBC was the only cable news network to show overall growth compared to October '09. In total day (Mon-Sun), the network is up +16% in Total Viewers and up +8% in younger viewers. In primetime (Mon-Fri), MSNBC is up +13% in Total Viewers and up +3% in the... [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]

Update: MSNBC 2010 Midterm Election Coverage - Posted October 29, 2010
MSNBC has updated its election coverage, and will have live, primetime coverage on Sunday night. The live primetime coverage on Sunday will start with "Hardball with Chris Matthews" at 5pm. Then "The Ed Show" will be live from Woodbury, Minn. at a Tarryl... [TVNewser]

D. Shuster Emerges Again to Offer 'Insight' - Posted October 25, 2010
MSNBC'er in Purgatory David Shuster has emerged again. This time he turned up and attracted a full house of students and faculty at Rider University in New Jersey last Tuesday... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 20, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Just five more minutes... "We'd have to buy five minutes f... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Phil Griffin: 'Lean Forward' Campaign 'Is Going to Define Us As MSNBC' - Posted October 10, 2010
What exactly does it mean to "lean forward?" As MSNBC rolls out its new branding campaign, regular cable news viewers may be asking that very question. When concveiving the tagline however, MSNBC executives decided to ask themselves a different question: what is MSNBC? "We talked about all the attributes that make MSNBC... [TVNewser]

Q3 2010 Ratings: MSNBC beats CNN for 4th straight quarter in primetime - Posted September 29, 2010
For the first time in nine years MSNBC has beaten CNN for the entire viewing day in younger viewers. Q3 2010 also marks the fourth consecutive quarter of beating CNN in primetime (A25-54 viewers). Total Day (Mon-Sun): 385k total / 142k A25-54 Prime Time (Mon-Su... [TVNewser]

Vincent Gray in the Q&A Cafe - Posted September 24, 2010
Washington D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent Gray will be the upcoming guest in Carol Joynt's Q & A Cafe. The interview takes place next Wednesday. The previously scheduled guest was MSNBC Hardball host ... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett is on MSNBC - Posted September 22, 2010
Former Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett is on MSNBC right now, talking to "Hardball" host Chris Matthews about a new poll out from the Pew Research Center and National... [TVNewser]

Witchy Talk With Bill Maher on Hardball - Posted September 21, 2010
Coming on at the top of the hour of MSNBC's "Hardball" with Chris Matthews is HBO's "Real Time" Host and comedian Bill Maher. The show airs at 5 p.m. (ET). Maher's new season debuted last weekend. A heavy talking point for the host a... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Stops by Michael's - Posted September 8, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Now that summer is unofficially over and the glitterati have shuttered their cottages in the Hamptons, the regulars have begun to trickle into Michael's for catch-up power lunches. Things weren't exactly operating at full tilt today, but there were enough media mavens and moguls scattered around the dini... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chris Matthews Stops by Michael's - Posted September 8, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE Now that summer is unofficially over and the glitterati have shuttered their cottages in the Hamptons, the regulars have begun to trickle into Michael's for catch-up power lunches. Things weren't exactly operating at full tilt today, but there were enough media mavens and moguls scattered around the dini... [FishbowlNY]

Does Matthews Have Restless Leg Syndrome? - Posted September 8, 2010
Last night MSNBC's now unfortunately-named show "Hardball" got a dose of Chris Matthews's hardball (and we mean this in a good way) feelings for President Obama. After playing a video clip of Obama talking about hope - ("No dream is beyond our grasp if we reach for it an... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Life's Most Invited - Which Journos Made It? - Posted September 2, 2010
<img alt="iStockglass cornucopia255.jpg" src="/fishbowlDC/files/original/iStockglass cornucopia255.jpg" width="250" class="alignright" hspace="3' vspace="3"/ Washington Life has released it's "Most Invited" list and here are the Washington journalists who made the A-List. We must say, no big shockers. But one question: Where the hell is Tammy Haddad... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Smerconish, Uygur Filling in on MSNBC This Week - Posted August 16, 2010
•MSNBC's early evening line-up will look a little different this summer week. Radio personality and MSNBC analyst Michael Smerconish is filling in again for Chris Matthews on "Hardball" all this week. Meanwhile, The Young Turk's ... [TVNewser]

Scarborough, Matthews Headline Comedy Festival - Posted July 30, 2010
•The third annual Nantucket Comedy Festival is on this week, and tonight is media night. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Chris Matthews are taking part, as is Fortune managing editor ... [TVNewser]

Hard to Resist: A Cocktail Soiree With Greek Meze... - Posted July 23, 2010
A gathering on Monday evening is expected to attract a bunch of journalists and a hoard of lawmakers as Mike Manatos celebrates his 20 year anniversary as V.P. of the government relations firm, Manatos & Manatos. The cocktail reception with Greek meze is being held at Kellari Taverna on K Street... [FishbowlDC]

The Shirley Sherrod News Cycle - Posted July 21, 2010
This is how quickly the news cycle has moved on the Shirley Sherrod story. Last night and again ... [TVNewser]

Matthews Hangs Out at the Oldest Bar - Who Knew? - Posted June 21, 2010
As it turns out, MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews regularly frequents the oldest bar in Washington. We won't ruin this cliffhanger -- read on here in today's WaPo in ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 18, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Patriotism with a flare "The national anthem is not about who sings it. Pisses me off. Just sing the damn song." --The Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes in a Thursday tweet. (And who doesn't love being angrily ordered to sing the anthem?) A slice of WH journo life... [FishbowlDC]

Tea Party Coalition Wants Sponsors to Pull Ads from 'Hardball' - Posted June 17, 2010
A coalition of Tea Party groups is calling on advertisers to pull their commercials from "Hardball" over host Chris Matthews' new documentary "The Rise of the New Right." The doc, which debuted last night at 7pmET and ... [TVNewser]

'I think that the left will say this scares the heck out of me' - Posted June 16, 2010
•Chris Matthews discusses his documentary "Rise of the New Right" (tonight, 7pmET) with The Huffington Post. "What we're trying to do is get a big audience, to be honest with you," Matthews admits. "The bigger audience I get, the more [do... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Matthews to Host Special Doc Tonight - Posted June 16, 2010
A heads up on a special that airs tonight at 7 p.m. (EST): The host is MSNBC's Chris Matthews and the documentary is called "Rise of the New Right." The program zones in on what they are callin... [FishbowlDC]

It's Election Night: Where's CNN? - Posted June 9, 2010
It's 11:13 p.m. Tuesday night. There are a slew of political primaries taking place around the country. And where is CNN? Slate's chief political correspondent and CBS contributor John Dickerson said on Twitter: "On CNN it's like there aren't elections to... [FishbowlDC]

Upcoming Chris Matthews Tea Party Doc - Posted June 3, 2010
MSNBC and Chris Matthews will debut "Rise of the the New Right," centering on activists in the political right, on June 16. According to the release, the special "examines the widespread growth of hostility toward the Unite... [TVNewser]

David Gregory Pulls a Chris Matthews on Leno - Posted May 25, 2010
L to R: David Gregory and Russell Brand Like Matthews like Gregory. NBC MTP host ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Schools Chelsea Handler - Posted May 21, 2010
On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night Chelsea Handler interrupted, "Could yo... [FishbowlLA]

Chris Matthews vs. Chelsea Handler - Posted May 21, 2010
MSNBC's Chris Matthews appeared on Jay Leno's "Tonight" show last night alongside comedian Chelsea Handler. Mid-BP-rant, Matthews verbally suh-LAPS Handler after she makes a sarcastic remark about how fast he's talking. ENJOY! ... [TVNewser]

Fast-Talking Matthews Gets Feisty on Leno - Posted May 21, 2010
MSNBC Hardball "Host" Chris Matthews had no shortage of words Thursday night on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno. As everyone who watches him knows, he's a talker. E!'s Chelsea Handler cracked on him early on, glancing over at him, saying, "Can you... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 21, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Leno on Matthews: He's wound up "Chris Matthews is literally foaming at the mouth he's so wound up tonight." -- NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno Thursday night on his show while discussing upcoming guests, one of whom was MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews. Blogger gets trapped in Constitution Ave.... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 19, 2010
Matthews's 'weird' thoughts on Souder-abstinence video "This is so weird, this story. This is so weird!" --A semi-off air remark by MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews late Tuesday night as the network broke for a commercial. Matthews was referring to Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) admitting to an extramarital affair as well... [FishbowlDC]

Cable Newsers Covering State Primaries - Posted May 17, 2010
Tomorrow, May 18 will see a number of key statewide Republican and Democratic primaries, including elections in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Kentucky. When there is politics involved, you can bet the cable newsers will be all over it. MSNBC has Chris Matthews and ... [TVNewser]

Cable News At The Cable Show - Posted May 11, 2010
The 2010 Cable Show kicks off today in sunny Los Angeles, California. While there probably won't be quite as many TV news personalities as the 2009 show in Washington DC, the cable news channels each have a presence at the cable industry's annual confab. ... [TVNewser]

Correspondents' Dinner: Kim Kardashian holds Court at Tammy Haddad's Power Brunch - Posted May 1, 2010
Kim Kardashian with FNC's Greta Van Susteren and her husband John Coale at the annual Garden Party at the home of Tammy Haddad ahead of tonight's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. What's a brunch without ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC - Posted May 1, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Allen buzz "Has anyone seen [Politico's] Mike Allen? Has he kissed your hand and told you he's glad to have you at the party?" --Assorted partygoers at the Time-People party at the St. Regis Hotel Friday night. Maher Unconsciously Channels Matthews "Chris Matthews is... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 28, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day A sh-tstorm of the word shi--y "Sad to say I did not win Chris Dodd Bingo. But I did extract a promise that on his last day @senchrisdodd will say 'shitty' for me. -- Bloomberg TV's Lizzie O'Leary in a tweet this morning, referring to the abundant use of... [FishbowlDC]

Jane Fonda's Shout-Out to MSNBC's Chris Matthews - Posted April 19, 2010
We would not have imagined MSNBC's "Hardball" with Chris Matthews to be ideal workout music. Bu... [FishbowlDC]

January 'Hardball' Segment Suddenly Enters Spotlight - Posted March 25, 2010
The LA Times' James Rainey delivers a tough criticism this week of Chris Matthews and a two-month-old segment from "H... [TVNewser]

LAT Writer Anticipates No 'Potomac-Sized Mea Culpa' from Matthews - Posted March 24, 2010
<img alt="539w.jpg" src="/fishbowlDC/files/original/539w.jpg" width="200" class="alignleft" hspace="3" vspace="3"/ LAT's James Rainey thumps MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews today for his ongoing predictions on the health care reform bill, especially f... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews Returns to 'Hardball' Tonight After Son's Weekend Wedding - Posted March 23, 2010
MSNBC's Chuck Todd, who has filled in for Hardball Host Chris Matthews this week, steps aside as Matthews returns to the show tonight. Todd mentioned Monday night that Matthews had taken ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews: 'There is another network, Fox, where there's absolutely no debate' - Posted March 17, 2010
On "Hardball," MSNBC's Chris Matthews talked with Chuck Todd last night about Fox News and the coverage of health care reform legislation, asking, "Has there ever been a bill in history before the congress where an entire network on television has blasted it every day for more than a year?" Edited... [TVNewser]

Matthews Skeeved Out by Sexy GQ Rielle Hunter Spread - Posted March 15, 2010
MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews became increasingly uncomfortable today as he interviewed GQ's Lisa DePaulo, author of the newly released, splashy interview with Rielle Hunter, mistress to a... [FishbowlDC]

Rather Discusses Watermelon Analogy - Posted March 10, 2010
On Sunday, HDNET's Dan Rather appeared on NBC's Chris Matthews' show and used a watermelon analogy. Since then he has encountered reactions he never expected. An excerpt: "I was talking about Obama and health care and I used the ... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews To Middle East, Lest We Forget His Words - Posted March 8, 2010
MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews travels to the Middle East this week with V.P. Joe Biden. On Tuesday he'll interview Biden in Jerusalem. The interviews air Tuesday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. EST. But he might not be going without some trepidation. Last year in NYT's ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews to Interview VP Biden in Jerusalem - Posted March 7, 2010
MSNBC's Chris Matthews is on his way to the Middle East tonight where he'll interview VP Joe Biden. Matthews will anchor "Hardball" from Jerusalem tomorrow and Tuesday and will report from the region as he travels with the Vice President throughout the week. NBC News Chief White House Correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Craig Crawford On Leaving MSNBC: 'I Was Boring Myself, and Surely the Viewers' - Posted March 5, 2010
In a Friday surprise, MSNBC political analyst Craig Crawford announced on his CQ Politics blog Trail Mix today that he is leaving the network. "Three months short of my current co... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Gets Pranked by Fake Ryan Miller. Correction Comes Later During Interview with Real Team USA Goalie - Posted February 26, 2010
There was an embarrassing turn of events in Vancouver tonight. MSNBC interrupted "Hardball" so that MSNBC's Willie Geist could do a phone interview with Ryan Miller, the goalie of Team USA hockey. The reason: Geist had done an interview earlier this evening ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 26, 2010
Quote of the Day "Keith Olbermann was supposed to be here with us tonight. He's not here for deeply personal reasons. Keith, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family." -- MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews on a special health care edition of the show Thursday night. The previous night, Olbermann... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Off Tonight Following Last Evening's Special Comment - Posted February 25, 2010
Keith Olbermann will not co-host the special edition of "Countdown" on MSNBC tonight as previously announced. Instead, Chris Matthews will host a special "Hardball" with ... [TVNewser]

Health Care Summit: Coverage Plans - Posted February 24, 2010
On Thursday, President Obama is holding a bipartisan health care summit in Washington. Here are the coverage plans so far for the cable networks: Wo... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews Signs with William Morris - Posted February 23, 2010
MSNBC's Chris Matthews has a new agent. Matthews has signed with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. "Chris's insight and expertise has become a mainstay in national politics," said WME Co-CEO Ari Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanu... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews on Jeopardy! - Posted February 19, 2010
MSNBC's Chris Matthews was on "Celebrity Jeopardy!" last night, coming in second (by $800) to that guy who played the dad on "The Nanny." FishbowlDC has more. As we know, newsers don't always have the best ... [TVNewser]

Matthews in 'Jeopardy!' Hot Seat Last Night - Posted February 19, 2010
The tables turned on MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews as he appeared Thursday night on NBC's "Jeopardy!" hosted by Alex Trebek. Matthews competed against "Californication's" David Duchovny and "Mad Men's" Charles Shaugnessy. For once, the chatty host was on the receiving end of rapid-fire answers. He apparently knows his President Obama trivia and... [FishbowlDC]

Attack of the Attack-Filled Journalism - Posted February 16, 2010
This is one hell of a lot of attacking for one story. The Hill's Washington Scene reports today the trash talking of radio talk show host Tony Kornheiser against MSNBC's Chris Matthews. "Nobody likes Chr... [FishbowlDC]

Cable News as a Breeding Ground, and Stopover, For Once and Future Politicians - Posted February 15, 2010
MSNBC calls itself The Place for Politics, but the NBC news channel as well as Fox News, CNN, and CNBC are under the microscope for paying politicians to be analysts, who are out of office now, but may not be for long. Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Chris Mat... [TVNewser]

January '10 Ratings: MSNBC Back to Third in Prime - Posted February 2, 2010
MSNBC dropped to third place in January in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. (The network had come in a distant second to Fox News for 2009 in younger viewers ahead of CNN and HLN). In daytime viewing the story was even worse. Between 9am-5pmET, MSNBC programs finished either 4th or... [TVNewser]

'Smartly, the President does not occupy his time watching cable television' - Posted February 1, 2010
•A quote from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at today's White House briefing. He was responding to a question about Chris Matthews' ... [TVNewser]

Primetime Coverage of Obama's Q&A - Posted January 29, 2010
If you missed today's Q&A between President Obama and Congressional Republicans in Baltimore, you'll have more opportunities to see it in primetime. MSNBC is airing a two-hour special with the full replay tonight at 8pmET titled "President's Question Time." It will be hosted by ... [TVNewser]

'Daily Show' Takes on SOTU Coverage, Chris Matthews - Posted January 29, 2010
Jon Stewart takes a look at the coverage following the State of the Union address on Fox News, MSNBC, and by the BPTOT on CNN. Wyatt Cenac also joins him for reaction to Chris Matthews' post-address comment. ... [TVNewser]

Matthews: "Can I Make One More Point?" - Posted January 28, 2010
MSNBC's Chris Matthews further explains his thoughts about Obama's ethnicity on the Rachel Maddow show. "I felt it tonight, almost like an epiphany...I think he's taken us beyond black and white in our politics in a year, wonderfully," said Matthews, not really addressing a comment that shocked many regarding the President's... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 28, 2010
CHRIS MATTHEWS: "I forgot [Obama] was black for an hour tonight." W to the F? --dceiver, a.k.a, HuffPost's Jason Linkins reacting to MSNBC's Matthews's words in a late-night tweet. ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews After SOTU: 'I Forgot He Was Black Tonight' - Posted January 27, 2010
During the post-address analysis, MSNBC host Chris Matthews said of President Obama: "It's interesting: he is post-racial, by all appearances. I forgot he was black tonight for an hour." Video: ... [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: Cable 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 cable news networks. ... [TVNewser]

Game Changers Are Freshly Shaven - Posted January 21, 2010
<Game Change" authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann appeared all grizzly on C-SPAN's Washington Journal on Tuesday morning, the night after their big party at the W. This afternoon on MSNBC's "Hardball" they're all cleaned up for the hot seat. By the way, Host ... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs Brings Damage Control to MSNBC - Posted January 21, 2010
The disconnect in messaging between what Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts means for health care reform, and what voters were actually trying to say was apparent within the lineup on MSNBC last night. Bracketed between former DNC chair Howard Dean and Hardball's ... [PRNewser]

Networks Call Massachusetts Special Election for Scott Brown. Republican Wins Ted Kennedy's Senate Seat - Posted January 19, 2010
At 9:21pmET, the Associated Press called the Massachusetts special election for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat for Republican Scott Brown... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 19, 2010
Quote of the Day "Chris Matthews hosting live Town Hall tonight - a chance to get out and interrupt everyday Americans face-to-face." - @pourmecoffee, a popular Twitter handle who remains anonymous. The writer was referring to MSNBC's special program Sunday night hosted by MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews and radio host Tom Joyne... [FishbowlDC]

Covering the Massachusetts Senate Race - Posted January 18, 2010
Here's who's heading to -- or already in -- Massachusetts for tomorrow's close Senate race to fill Ted Kennedy's seat. • Fox News - Molly Line and ... [TVNewser]

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Posted January 18, 2010
Individuals, corporations and the media are all honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today. Here are some of the initiatives and events taking place: Federal agency The Corporation for National and Community Service ... [PRNewser]

Morgan Freeman Plays Softball on "Hardball" - Posted January 11, 2010
MSNBC's Chris Matthews is not hard on everyone who plays "Hardball." When actor Morgan Freeman, who has recorded the voice-over for the intro of Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News, ca... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews to Host MLK Day Special - Posted January 7, 2010
•"Hardball" host Chris Matthews will moderate a live MSNBC special titled "Obama's America: 2010 and Beyond" on Martin Luther King Day from Texas Southern University. Radio host Tom Joyner will also appear with Matthews and a series of panelists for the two-hour event, which airs at 10pmET on January 18th. ... [TVNewser]

Schultz for Senate? - Posted January 6, 2010
The latest in a string of speculated TV newsers as elected officials...Ed Schultz. On MSNBC this morning, Schultz said that North Dakota Democratic leadership has formally asked him to consider running for Sen. Dorgan's seat in Senate. Schultz said he isn't ruling it out but it's too soon to say... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's Hardball Guest: Matthews's wife, Kathleen Matthews - Posted December 29, 2009
This just in. For a segment called "What I Really Think", MSNBC's "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews invited his wife, Kathleen, on as a guest on this afternoon's show in New York. Matthews joked that h... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Marriott Holiday Party Held at Matthews Home - Posted December 14, 2009
In an era of government bailouts, fancy office parties are out -- even for Marriott, the hotel chain that owns the lavish Ritz Carlton or the Marriott Wardman Park (where Albritton held a recent holiday party as stated in an aforementioned Fishbowl item). Instead of an opulent affair... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck and Savannah's "Daily Rundown" Coming to MSNBC Morning - Posted December 14, 2009
They blog, they tweet, they're on Facebook, all as they report for "Today," "Nightly" and MSNBC on the biggest beat in Washington. And now, NBC White House correspodents Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie will ring in the new year with a new show on MSNBC. "Daily Rundown" will take over the 9am hour... [FishbowlDC]

Dylan Ratigan Moving to 4 PM on MSNBC - Posted December 14, 2009
With the announcement that Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie will be getting their ... [TVNewser]

Quick Reads: Matthews, Newseum, Google & West Wing Reportage - Posted December 2, 2009
• MSNBC's Chris Matthews took some heat for a comment he made during last night's special coverage of Obama's Afghanistan speech. He referred to West Point as "enemy camp" and Mediaite has more on the fallout. • There are more cuts to report at the Newseum. From ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Calls West Point "Enemy Camp," Greta Pounces - Posted December 2, 2009
Mediaite has the video of MSNBC's Chris Matthews as he gave analysis of Pres. Obama's address at West Point, specifically, the location. "He went to maybe the enemy camp tonight to make his case," said Matthews. "I thought it was a strange venue." It didn't take long for FNC's ... [TVNewser]

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]

Coverage Plans: President Obama's Afghanistan Address Tonight - Posted December 1, 2009
President Obama will address the nation from West Point at 8pmET on his Afghanistan plans. TVNewser reported yesterday that all networks will carry Obama's primetime address. As far as we know so far, here's how the nets and cablers will cover... • CBS: Katie Couric will anchor CBS' live b... [FishbowlDC]

Should PR Pros Continue To Pile on Advice For Tiger Woods? - Posted December 1, 2009
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Morgan Freeman in DC for "Invictus" Screening - Posted December 1, 2009
Mediocre blackberry pic of Matthews and Freeman by yours truly. Renowned actor Morgan Freeman graced DC last evening for a screening of "Invictus," which hits theaters December 11th. Directed by... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews on Fox... Animation, That is - Posted November 30, 2009
MSNBC's Chris Matthews made an appearance on Fox this w... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews on 'Family Guy' - Posted November 30, 2009
Animated versions of Chris Matthews and his forehead appeared in this MSNBC "Hardball" parody on Fox's "Family Guy." ... [TVNewser]

Early Sunday Show Listings - Posted November 25, 2009
This Sunday after Thanksgiving... • David Gregory will moderate NBC's "Meet the Press" with guests Pastor Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose Driven Life" and foundation co-chairs Bill and Melinda Gates. • On CBS, Harry Smith will substitute for ... [FishbowlDC]

Remillard Takes Reins at C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" - Posted November 19, 2009
Veteran TV producer Michele Remillard became Executive Producer of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" this week. A veteran of Fox News for 11 years, Michele launched "Beltway Boys" and was a top producer at "Special Report with Bret Baier." Earlier in her career, Michele helped launch "Hardball with ... [FishbowlDC]

FNC, CNBC Alum Michele Remillard Joins C-SPAN - Posted November 19, 2009
•Veteran TV producer Michele Remillard has been named Executive Producer of C-SPAN's live morning interview/call-in program "Washington Journal." A veteran of Fox News for 11 years, Remillard launched "Beltway Boys" and was a top producer at "Special Report with Bret Baier... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs "Surprised, Flattered" by O'Reilly Offer - Posted November 17, 2009
Lou Dobbs "would be delighted" to join Bill O'Reilly as a semi-regular contributor, Dobbs says. Dobbs, who resigned from CNN on the air last week, was "surprised and very flattered" when O'Re... [TVNewser]

Power Problems Persist at NBC News Washington - Posted November 16, 2009
NBC's Washington bureau has been having power problems all day. Politico's Michael Calderone emailed bureau chief Mark Whitaker about it this morning. Whitaker w... [TVNewser]

Obama in Alaska - Posted November 12, 2009
It was interesting to watch how the cable news channels covered Pres. Obama's speech to troops at Elemendorf AFB in Alaska this evening. On Fox News, Bret Baier broke in to "Glenn Beck" at 5:40pmET to anchor coverage. The network carried Obama's remarks until 5:45pm, and pro... [TVNewser]

Hannity: 'Mr. Stewart, You Were Right, We Apologize' - Posted November 12, 2009
After being accused by "The Daily Show" of misrepresenting protest rally footage, Sean Hannity responded on his show directly to Jon Stewart last night and said, "It was an inadvertent mistake, b... [TVNewser]

'The News Audience, if not News itself, is Getting more Polarized' - Posted November 5, 2009
Finding itself in the news this week, the presses roll on for Time Inc. magazines including the flagship TIME. In this week's edition, out tomorrow, media critic James Poniewozik writes about "the most significant bias out there: moderate bias." ... [TVNewser]

Ronnie Cho Bares (Almost) All at HBO Screening of "By the People" - Posted November 4, 2009
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Election Day Coverage Plans - Posted November 2, 2009
• MSNBC: White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd will anchor the 11am and 2pm hours on MSNBC from Washington tomorrow. Ed Schultz will take over the 4pm hour. Following the regularly scheduled primetime lineup, live editions will air of "Countdown with ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 11.02.09 - Posted November 2, 2009
The Obamas celebrated Halloween Saturday by inviting 2,000 children to the White House for trick-or-treating. President Obama wasn't nearly as festive as the First Lady, but according to the pool report, the President complimented Michelle, "a very nice-l... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews on the 'Amtrak Series' - Posted October 31, 2009
•MSNBC's Chris Matthews explains in The Philadelphia Inquirer why this World Series means more to Philly than it does to New York: "It's about more than beating the team that has won the most World Series in history. It's about more than baseball... [TVNewser]

What's MSNBC Saying with that FOX Graphic? - Posted October 19, 2009
Today on the 5pmET edition of "Hardball", Chris Matthews had a "WHITE HOUSE vs. FOX" graphic in the lower right corner. While Matthews and guests Pat Buchanan and ... [TVNewser]

Tonight's "Ten @ Ten" Starring... - Posted October 19, 2009
First Lady Michelle Obama. "The Jay Leno Show" will be joined by the First Lady via satellite Friday for "10 @ 10," Leno's ten rapid fire questions. Other DC-ers to have participated in the "10 @ 10" include Rep. Barney Frank, Sen. ... [FishbowlDC]

The Video Wall: Beck, Stewart, Ferguson, KATU - Posted October 15, 2009
> Glenn Beck doing impersonations of Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann. > Jon Stewart's take on coverage of the Baucus health care plan and Sen. Olym... [TVNewser]

The Video Wall: Gupta, Batt, Matthews, Ferguson - Posted October 14, 2009
> CNN's Sanjay Gupta sits down with Stephen Colbert to talk about his new book. > Joy Behar brings in Mad Men's Bryan Batt (a.k.a. Salvatore Romano) and colu... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Substitutes Anchors - Posted October 13, 2009
Three different MSNBC programs have had substitute anchors filling in over the past 24 hours. This morning, Chris Matthews, sporting a cap for his NLCS-bound Phillies, filled in for Dylan... [TVNewser]

News Notes: Matthews, Booker & O'Brien, Meridian Ball - Posted October 2, 2009
• MSNBC's Chris Matthews did Jay Len's 10 @ 10 segment last. We learned ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Tapper, Herridge, Matthews... - Posted October 2, 2009
> Jennifer Tapper, wife of ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, gave birth this morning to Jack Raymond Tapper. 9 lb., 10oz. Jack joins older sister Alice. FishbowlDC has a picture of Jake & Jack. ... [TVNewser]

Cosby's "About Our Children" Airs on MSNBC Last Night from Howard University - Posted September 21, 2009
Bill Cosby was in town this weekend-- spotted by Politico having dinner with Chris Matthews ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Notes: CNN in HD, Norah for Chris, Ratings, and George - Posted September 14, 2009
• CNN's "State of the Union with John King" debuted a new open in HD yesterday. • MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell filled in for Chris Matthews on his Sunday show for the first time yesterday. • Your Sunday show ratings for last week, co... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Recovering From Diabetes Tests - Posted September 9, 2009
Noticeably absent from today's coverage leading up to the President's address to Congress is MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Matthews was on the schedule to host Hardball leading in to tonight's 8pmET address, but TVNewser has learned health problems are keeping him at home. ... [TVNewser]

Your 2009 FishbookDC!!! - Posted September 4, 2009
After a fierce competition and some surprise wins during the final hour, we've wrapped up FishbowlDC's Summer Superlatives. Now, the moment you've all been waiting....your 2009 FishbookDC!!! Biggest Rebel: Roll Call's John Stanton ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC Class of 2009: Early Projections - Posted September 2, 2009
Most Likely to be a Headline After all these years, Cox still rocks your socks. Air America's Ana Marie Cox is devastating the competition with almost 60% of the vote. Most Ambitious Early projections show that this one is going to come down to ABC golden boy, Jake Tapper and boy wonder ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC Day 1 Down: "The Mosts" - Posted September 2, 2009
Voting for the first five categories of FishbookDC 2009's Summer Superlatives has been open for only 24 hours but the competition is well on its way. Here's how things are playing out: MOST COMPETITIVE It's no surprise that the competition is ferocia in the "Most Competitive" category. Politico's Glenn Thrush... [FishbowlDC]

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]

FishbookDC's Summer Superlative Candidates: The "Mosts" - Posted August 31, 2009
The long-awaited moment is finally here. We reviewed your nominations and narrowed them down to those that were well-supported or well-deserved. Below are your 2009 candidates for the "most" categories. Voting will begin (for real this time) tomorrow. Until then, start planning your votes. Most Likely to be... [FishbowlDC]

"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 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 Memorial: Friday Night Special - Posted August 28, 2009
Here's a quick rundown of the special programming this evening for Sen. Edward Kennedy's "Celebration of Life Memorial Service": Beginning at 7pmET, Campbell Brown... [TVNewser]

Kennedy Funeral : Cable Network Plans - Posted August 28, 2009
Saturday, Senator Edward Kennedy's funeral services will be held in Boston and in Arlington National Cemetery. Here are some of the early details about how those events will be covered by the cable networks: Fox News will have "Fox & ... [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]

DC Journos Reflect on Senator Kennedy's Life and Legacy - Posted August 26, 2009
There were many remembrances today of Senator Ted Kennedy. Here are just some from DC journos that caught our eye... ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Reports on the Kennedy Brothers - Posted August 24, 2009
Thursday, MSNBC premieres its latest documentary, "The Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary," reported by Chris Matthews. MSNBC says the documentary will "deconstruct the myth and legend surrounding the quintessential American family." Matthews has worked with ... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews on 'Colbert' - Posted August 21, 2009
MSNBC's Chris Matthews appeared on "The Colbert Report" last night. Matthews was there to promote his upcoming "The Kennedy Brothers" documentary, and spoke with Stephen Colbert about the Kennedy legacy. He also had an extended conversation about potatoes. ... [TVNewser]

"Hardball" Documentary "The Kennedy Brothers" On Next Week - Posted August 21, 2009
Chris Matthews will anchor a "Hardball" documentary "The Kennedy Brothers" next Thursday at 7pm on MSNBC. The special "deconstructs the myth and legend surrounding this quintessential American family," according to Hardblogger. Kathleen Kennedy Tow... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.21.09 - Posted August 21, 2009
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspan=�... [FishbowlDC]

Gov. Pawlenty Describes Matthews' "Bromance" with Obama - Posted August 18, 2009
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"You're Illustrating Why MSNBC's Viewership is in the Tank" - Posted August 15, 2009
Lawrence O'Donnell, subbing for Chris Matthews on Hardball yesterday, got a mouthful from an exasperated guest -- Rep. John Culberson, (R) Texas. "Lawrence, you're illustrating why MSNBC's viewership is in the tank," he said to O'Donnel... [TVNewser]

Jon Klein on Birthers: "It Seems This Story is Dead" - Posted July 24, 2009
TVNewser has learned CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein sent an email to a handful of "Lou Dobbs Tonight" staffers last night regarding the coverage of the so-called birthers and the validity of Pres. Obama's birth in the U.S. In part, Klein writes, "It seems this story is dead- because anyone who still is... [TVNewser]

Cable News Giving Rebirth to an Old Obama Theory - Posted July 22, 2009
Earlier, we wrote about Lou Dobbs and his radio coverage of the so-called "birther" movement which was kicked in to high gear this week due in part to this video from a town hall meeting held by Rep. Mike Castle, R-Delaware, on June 30. ... [TVNewser]

"The Wanted" Sees Results Even Before Premiere - Posted July 20, 2009
The series premiere of the NBC News program "The Wanted" needed some late editing this afternoon. It turns out there is movement on a case profiled in tonight's show. During an interview on MSNBC's Hardball, co-EP Charlie Ebersol told Chris Matthews the man at the focus of the episode may... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Unveils New HD Studio In DC - Posted July 13, 2009
Check out MSNBC's new HD studio in the Washington bureau. Chris Matthews unveiled the new look on this evening's Hardball, but TVNewser got a sneak peek earlier today. ... [FishbowlDC]

The "Thrill" of Sotomayor, and the Agony of a Bad Graphic - Posted July 13, 2009
It's been one of those days for Chris Matthews - the kind that gets him on the blogs. First, during coverage of the confirmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor, Matthews said,... [TVNewser]

QOTD: MSNBC's Chris Matthews And "Thrills" - Posted July 13, 2009
"Well, I'm getting one of those thrills, that I get about America. I'm sorry, I shouldn't say this, and I'm getting it again." -MSNBC's Chris Matthews anchoring Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings earlier today. (h/t Mediaite) Close second also on MSNBC today... "Well, first, with regard to Levi, I think ... [FishbowlDC]

Sonia Sotomayor Hearings Underway - Posted July 13, 2009
The Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings are underway on Capitol Hill. The three cable news channels are covering them live, as is PBS. HLN is keeping a small box in the lower right corner reminding anyone watching in an airport that the hearings are on. And PBS is doing it old-school --... [TVNewser]

Sunday's "CMS" Discusses Future Of Newspapers - Posted July 6, 2009
The Daily Beast's Tina Brown, CNN's Gloria Borger, Time's Joe Klein and WaPo's Bob Woodward joined ... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs On MSNBC: "Easiest Thing For This Town To Do Is The Same Old Thing" - Posted June 30, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... [PRNewser]

White House Correspondents Pulling Double-Duty - Posted June 29, 2009
That was CBS chief White House correspondent Chip Reid substituting for ... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview 06.27.09 - Posted June 26, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press with David Gregory: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham. Roundtable with ... [FishbowlDC]

What Are Morley Safer, Bob Schieffer And Chris Matthews All Doing On Page 6? - Posted June 23, 2009
No scandal here. NY Post's Page 6 notes the three journos were in New York City yesterday shooting scenes for a movie with Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams. MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

RTCA Dinner Wrap-Up - Posted June 21, 2009
We think the President said it best- "The jokes may not be as good, but neither is the guest list." There were no TomKat or Ashton and Demi sightings. The biggest star (and highest dress slit) in the room was former Miss California ... [FishbowlDC]

DC Journo Dads Among Those Honored By National Father's Day Committee - Posted June 18, 2009
The National Father's Day Committee held their 68th annual "Father of ... [FishbowlDC]

More RTCA Dets: CBS Pre-Parties, Maddow Guest Bartends At MSNBC After-Party, Gibbs To Play MC Rove - Posted June 18, 2009
Ok, we're kidding about Robert Gibbs playing this year's MC Rove, but we have learned of a few more legitimate details to share with you about tomorrow evening's RTCA dinner... • CBS News is hosting a pre-party on the second floor of the convention center. There will be a live band and... [FishbowlDC]

Weekly Standard Sold|Chris Matthews Helps Honor Dads|WaPo Dumps Froomkin|ABC's Sciutto Roped Into Iran Twitter Scam|NYT's Keller Still Talking About His Reporting In Iran - Posted June 18, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colsp... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Weekly Standard Sold|Chris Matthews Helps Honor Dads|WaPo Dumps Froomkin|ABC's Sciutto Roped Into Iran Twitter Scam|NYT's Keller Still Talking About His Reporting In Iran - Posted June 18, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colsp... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Matthews Hosts Event Honoring Fathers - Posted June 18, 2009
The National Father's Day Committee held their 68th annual "Father of the Year" awards lunch today in New York, emceed by MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Recipients ranged from Michael Krzyzewski ("Coach K") to Gen. ... [TVNewser]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted June 15, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Helene Cooper taught us a new word on NBC's "Chris Matthews Show" Sunday. "There is a group of women who cover the State Department and foreign policy in Washington right now and they meet secretly and call themselves the 'diplo-babes.'" Way to tell us something we... [FishbowlDC]

Remembering Russert: DC And Beyond Reflect - Posted June 15, 2009
This past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the death of Tim Russert. The journalism icon was remembered this weekend throughout DC and beyond- with tributes in his hometown newspaper, The Buffalo News, on NBC by his former colleagues, and also by his former competitors. "Meet the Press" anchor David Gregory... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview: June 13-14, 2009 - Posted June 12, 2009
The Situation Room w/ Wolf Blitzer: Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) will discuss gas pipeline, Letterman feud, Obama and 2012. Dir. OMB Peter Orszag, Sen. Judd Gregg ... [FishbowlDC]

It's On: Bill O'Reilly Books Joan Walsh After Her Harsh Criticism of Him - Posted June 12, 2009
Tonight on The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly will interview Salon.com editor, and frequent MSNBC guest, ... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs' Ratings Down, May Be Replaced on HLN - Posted June 10, 2009
The New York Observer's Felix Gillette writes about the decline of Lou Dobbs' ratings on CNN, as he continues "the nightly slicing and dicing of the 44th president's economic policies." Mr. Dobbs' 7 p.m. program on CNN averaged 657,000 total viewers and 181,000 in the key 25-to-54 demographic — numbers that were... [TVNewser]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted June 5, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Stephen Colbert is in Iraq, taping and performing shows for troops. "Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando" airs on Comedy Central next week. • Margaret Carlson hosted a ... [FishbowlDC]

May Ratings: MSNBC Tops CNN Again in Prime Time - Posted June 2, 2009
For the third consecutive month, MSNBC beat CNN in the prime time A25-54 demo in May, while finishing ahead of CNN for the second time in three months in Total Viewers. FNC finished first. Hardball with Chris Matthews topped CNN at 7pmET in both Total Viewers and the demo for 2nd place.... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview for 05.31.09 - Posted May 29, 2009
So our headline has become a bit misleading...really should read "Weekend Show Preview." That said, I think it is just about complete. NBC's Meet the Press with David Gregory: Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. ... [FishbowlDC]

Sneak Peek: Ignatius On Sunday's CMS - Posted May 22, 2009
Chris Matthews is doing Hardball on MSNBC now, but earlier today in a taping of this Sunday's Chris Matthews Show, WaPo's David Ignatius made some news on the release of those CIA torture memos. He said, "We will not see [the memos that former Vice President Cheney wants released] for a long... [FishbowlDC]

O'Reilly Passes Cooper At Auction - Posted May 22, 2009
Remember last week when we told you CNN's Anderson Cooper was worth more, at auction, than FNC's Bill O'Reilly? Well, B&C's John Eggerton is ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Minds, Matthews, Moxie... - Posted May 18, 2009
> CNBC's Maria Bartiromo hosts "Meeting of the Minds: The Future of Capitalism" tonight at 9pmET. The roundtable features former GE Chairman Jack Welch, Citi CEO Vikram Pandit, and ... [TVNewser]

The Buzz at Smerconish Book Party - Posted May 16, 2009
An iconic group from Capitol Hill, K Street, NIH and the media gathered at the home of Marina and Daniel Ein's home on Thursday to celebrate the publication of Michael Smerconish's new book, Morning Drive: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking. Folks chattered about Pennsylvania politics (Senator ... [FishbowlDC]

How Much Would You Pay To Have Lunch With Chris Matthews? Or Tour This Week Set With George? - Posted May 14, 2009
How much would you pay to have lunch or dinner with Chris Matthews at the Willard? $1,550? How about to tour the set of This Week with George Stephanopoulos? ... [FishbowlDC]

Anderson Cooper Worth More Than Bill O'Reilly? - Posted May 13, 2009
He may trounce him in the ratings, but in an upcoming auction for charity, a studio tour and meet-and-greet with CNN's Anderson Cooper is priced higher than a similar tour with FNC's Bill O'Reilly. ... [TVNewser]

Photos: Time/People's Friday Party - Posted May 11, 2009
Catching up here... some pics from Friday night's Time/People Magazine party at the St. Regis. NBC ladies man, ... [FishbowlDC]

Enchanted, Surprised, Troubled and Humbled at Time & People - Posted May 9, 2009
Larry Hackett and Sandra Sobieraj Westfall of People Magazine and Time Magazine's Richard Stengel and Michael Duffy kicked off the WHCA Dinner we... [FishbowlDC]

What Was Goldie Hawn Doing At The CBS DC Bureau Today? - Posted May 8, 2009
...Taping CBS' webcast "Washington Unplugged" with John Dickerson. Check it out here later this afternoon. We hear... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Kangas, Matthews, Schieffer... - Posted May 7, 2009
> Paul Kangas, co-anchor of Nightly Business Report on PBS, will be leaving the program at the end of the year after 30 years with the show. > ... [TVNewser]

Some Of DC's Most Influential Party With Time's - Posted May 6, 2009
Time convened some of the most influential people in the world last night at the 6th annual gala celebrating the 100 Most Influential list. The black-tie party was held at Frederick P. Rose Hall in L... [FishbowlDC]

Time 100 Party Draws DC A-Listers - Posted May 5, 2009
Photo from The Page and by Getty Tonight is Time Mag's 100 List's big night and many are traveling up from DC to... [FishbowlDC]

Where Are Your Fave DC Journos Delivering Commencement Addresses? - Posted May 4, 2009
Alissa Krinsky at TVNewser has compiled this thorough list of where and when your favorite journos will deliver commencement addresses this year. In alphabetical order... • MSNBC's Jonathan Alter: Western Connecticut State University (CT), May 24 • CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List: 04.30.09 - Posted April 30, 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. It is day 101 covering the Obama administration a... [FishbowlDC]

100 Days News Conference: Notes - Posted April 29, 2009
President Barack Obama's news conference tonight at 8pmET will mark his 100th day in office, and each network plans to carry it differently (and one, not at all). FishbowlDC has ... [TVNewser]

Matthews on Specter Switch: "Had No Idea" - Posted April 29, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Hardball's Chris Matthews... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Matthews to Olbermann: "I Love Being Your Lead-in, Bro" - Posted April 29, 2009
Hardball anchor Chris Matthews appeared as the first guest last night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss Sen. ... [TVNewser]

Awards, Panel & DC Journo A-Listers At The Week's Opinion Awards - Posted April 28, 2009
There were more than plenty DC journos on hand last night at the St. Regis Hotel to see David Axelrod introduce David Brooks as The Week's ... [FishbowlDC]

Sen. Arlen Specter's Party Switch. Bloomberg First With the News - Posted April 28, 2009
Breaking: Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter is switching from the GOP to the Democratic party and will run as a democrat next year. BloombergTV was first to report the news at 11:57amET. CNN's Dana Ba... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.27.09 - Posted April 27, 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 98 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted April 23, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Did Hardball host Chris Matthews change the name of his book "Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation and Success" after "a book interview from hell" with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart? Yeas & Nays ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted April 20, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Politico reports: "Following Eugene Robinson's Pulitzer win for Commentary, staffers broke out the bubbly in the Washington Post's newsroom, according to sources." • Robinson also got a congratulatory shout-out from ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.20.09 - Posted April 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. Its day 91 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.13.09 - Posted April 13, 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 84 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Show Makes Some News On Jindal - Posted April 10, 2009
TVNewser has obtained a partial early transcript from this weekend's, "The Chris Matthews Show." Panelist John Heilemann of New York Magazine relayed an interesting "rumor" about Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jind... [FishbowlDC]

Jindal in 2012? Maybe Not, Reveals Chris Matthews Show - Posted April 10, 2009
TVNewser has obtained a partial early transcript from this weekend's, "The Chris Matthews Show." Panelist John Heilemann of New York Magazine relayed an interesting "rumor" about Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: I was down in New Orlea... [TVNewser]

Atlantic/NJ Poll of Prominent Journos Says Journalism Hurt By Internet; Obama Coverage "Right" - Posted April 10, 2009
The Atlantic and National Journal turned to the big dogs to get a read on the state of traditional journalism. They polled 43 prominent journalists on whether journalism has been helped or hurt by the Internet- 65 percent said it has been hurt more, while 34 percent said it has been helped... [FishbowlDC]

Rich Lowry: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted April 9, 2009
Say hello to Rich Lowry- don't call him Richard- co-author of "Banqo's Ghost" with ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.09.09 - Posted April 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. Its day 80 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Rise of the Emo-Anchor - Posted April 8, 2009
What's with all the on-air emoting? The New York Observer's Felix Gillette writes about this trend in the cover story for today's pap... [TVNewser]

Beck: "I'm a Crybaby. I Cry at Commercials" - Posted April 6, 2009
New York Magazine's Michael Idov takes a car ride with Glenn Beck from FNC HQ in New York City to his "lakefront ... [TVNewser]

Former RNC Chairman on "Increasingly Biased Journalism" - Posted March 30, 2009
Former RNC chairman and counselor to Pres. Bush Ed Gillespie appeared on Reliable Sources Sunday morning to talk about a piece he wrote for National Review Online about how the GOP should respond to "increasingly biased journalism." In the NRO piece Gillespi... [TVNewser]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted March 26, 2009
In President Obama's inaugural Tweet since taking office, he asked for questions on the economy for today's web town hall. The President had not updated his Twitter account since January 19th. MSNBC's Chris Matthews... [FishbowlDC]

Larry Kudlow Not Running for Senate - Posted March 25, 2009
CNBC's Larry Kudlow has ruled out a run for the GOP nomination for a Senate seat in Connecticut. He announced it on his show last night: Se... [TVNewser]

Tonight's News Conference Coverage Plans - Posted March 24, 2009
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will take President Barack Obama's second prime time news conference live tonight at 8pmET. It will also be covered on the financial news networks (CNBC, FBN and Bloomberg) and on cable news. Here's how the newser will affect the cablers: CNN: Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, ... [FishbowlDC]

Cowboy Schieffer's An AnchorMAN - Posted March 24, 2009
Have you ever watched Face the Nation and thought to yourself, "God he's manly..." Well someone out there has. CBS' Bob Schieffer is ... [FishbowlDC]

Networks and Cablers To Cover Obama's Prime Time Newser - Posted March 24, 2009
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will take President Barack Obama's second prime time news conference live tonight at 8pmET. It will also be covered on the financial news networks (CNBC, FBN and Bloomberg) and on cable news. Here's how the newser will affect the cablers: • CNN — Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown,... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Menu: Monday, Monday! Edition - Posted March 23, 2009
Today on the Menu (admittedly through the fog of flu) Steve and I talk about Chris Matthews renewing his MSNBC contract -- Steve is slightly skeptical of my theory that rumors Matthews took a pay cut might only endear him further to a public enraged by executive bonuses. We als... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Menu: Monday, Monday! Edition - Posted March 23, 2009
Today on the Menu (admittedly through the fog of flu) Steve and I talk about Chris Matthews renewing his MSNBC contract -- Steve is slightly skeptical of my theory that rumors Matthews took a pay cut might only endear him further to a public enraged by executive bonuses. We als... [FishbowlNY]

Matthews Re-Signs with MSNBC, Dean Joins CNBC - Posted March 23, 2009
From TVNewser: The New York Times' Bill Carter reports MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews is staying with the network, in a deal set to last "at least four years." The terms of the deal were not disclosed, and one unnamed executive said, "Whe... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews, "Fix" on Monday's Menu - Posted March 23, 2009
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Matthews Re-Ups With MSNBC - Posted March 23, 2009
The New York Times' Bill Carter reports MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews is staying with the... [TVNewser]

Shep Promotes "Glenn Beck Friday": Doom Room, Fear Chamber and "Ginormous Ratings" - Posted March 13, 2009
Fox News has been promoting "Glenn Beck Friday" all day today, in anticipation of Beck's 5pm... [TVNewser]

RTNDF Awards in D.C. Brings Out Journalists and More - Posted March 13, 2009
The 19th annual First Amendment Awards Dinner, hosted by RTNDF, took place last night in Washington, D.C., and FishbowlDC's Christine Delargy ... [TVNewser]

Journos Gather at Ritz for RTNDF First Amendment Dinner - Posted March 13, 2009
Last night was the First Amendment Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carlton, the 19th annual hosted by RTNDF. The dinner was emceed by MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who started by thanking his wife Ka... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted March 9, 2009
What we almost missed today... Bloomberg's Al Hunt presented Sen. Ted Kennedy with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award last night at the Senator's 77th birthday celebration at the Kennedy Center. DC journos in attendance included Wolf Blitzer, ... [FishbowlDC]

Family Research Council Stages Letter Campaign Against Chris Matthews - Posted March 9, 2009
The Family Research Council is staging a letter campaign against comments MSNBC's Chris Matthews made on last Tuesday's Harball regarding the nomination of Kathleen Sebelius for Secretary of Health and Human Services. "Is she going to get through the terrorism of the anti-abortion people?" Matthews asked his guests. "I mean v... [FishbowlDC]

In Defending Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich Swipes Chris Matthews - Posted March 8, 2009
The Michael Steele-Rush Limbaugh storyline continued this morning on Meet the Press. David Gregory asked Newt Gingrich whether Limbaugh is "helping or hurting the Republican party." Gingrich responded, "Rush Limbaugh, in the long run, is an interesting radio personality who -- it's like saying -- does ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Grant to Receive First Amendment Award - Posted March 6, 2009
Susan Grant, executive vice president of CNN News Services, is being presented the First Amendment Service Award at next week's 19th annual RTNDF First Amendment Awards dinner. Jack Womack... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Donaldson, Gibson, Woodruff and Womack to Present at RTNDF Dinner - Posted March 6, 2009
You can expect a star-studded (in DC journo terms) event next Thursday, March 12th at the Ritz. ABC's Sam Donaldson and Charlie Gibson, PBS' Judy Woodruff and CNN's Jack W... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 03.06.09 - Posted March 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 or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Cokie Roberts To Receive First Amendment Award; Google Too - Posted March 6, 2009
ABC's Charles Gibson and Sam Donaldson will present the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award to Cokie Roberts at the RTNDF's 19th annual First Amend... [TVNewser]

Want a "HA" Chris Matthews Ringtone? - Posted March 4, 2009
msnbc.com has unveiled a new Website for "Hardball with Chris Matthews" as well as ring tones of Chris Matthews' signature lines, "Ha!" and "Let's play Hardball." The site gives easier access to the Hardblogger blog while delivering a TV-like viewing experience of clips from the show. The site also allows us... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted March 2, 2009
What we almost missed today... Senator Kudlow? Maybe... CNBC anchor and syndicated columnist Larry Kudlow is considering a run for Senate against Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), telling Politico, "I'm thinking about it, that's all I can say... it's the kind of thing where I'm talking to friends, talk... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 02.27.09 - Posted February 27, 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]

The "Oh God" Response, and Reaction - Posted February 26, 2009
As we reported yesterday, Chris Matthews addressed the "oh God" comment during Hardball last night. See what he said, and some reaction below:... [TVNewser]

He Was Such a Nice Boy Until... - Posted February 26, 2009
He was named one of Countdown's "Worst Persons in the World." Politico's Michael Calderone got on Keith Olbermann's radar for "falsely reporting" that it was Olbermann who uttered "oh God" on MSNBC Tuesday night as Gov. Bobby Jindal came to the mic for the Republican response, when it was in fact... [FishbowlDC]

"Oh God" Book II: Chris Matthews Responds - Posted February 25, 2009
MSNBC's Chris Matthews has responded to his uttering of the words "Oh God" just as Gov. Bobby Jindal emerged to deliver the GOP response last night. TVNewser has obtained some of what Matthews will say on "Hardball" tonight: I was taken aback by that peculiar stagecraft, the walking from somewhere in the... [TVNewser]

And Now a Lesson in Why Mics Are Turned Off... - Posted February 25, 2009
From TVNewser: As Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal approached the camera to deliver the GOP response to Pres. Obama last night, someone on the MSNBC set whispered "Oh God." But the whisper was loud enough to be heard by anyone who was watching MSNBC. TVNewser has learned Hardball host Chris Matt... [FishbowlDC]

"Oh God" Heard From MSNBC Set As Gov. Jindal Appears for GOP Response - Posted February 25, 2009
As Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal approached the camera to deliver the GOP response to Pres. Obama last night, someone on the MSNBC set whispered "Oh God." But the whisper was loud enough to be heard by anyone who was watching MSNBC. TVNewser has learned Hardball host Chris Matthews was the anchor who... [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]

Kurtz Talks Goldberg, Santelli on Reliable Sources - Posted February 23, 2009
Howard Kurtz talked about the internet-sensation rant from CNBC's Rick Santelli yesterday on CNN's Reliable Sources. "Santelli may or ... [TVNewser]

"That's Not Commentary, That's a Man-Crush" - Posted February 23, 2009
That was Bernard Goldberg on CNN's Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz yesterday. "What Chris Matthews talked about, a 'thrill running up his leg,' that's not commentary, that's a man-crush," the "A Slobbering Love Affair" author said on the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 02.23.09 - Posted February 23, 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]

Morning Reading List 02.19.09 - Posted February 19, 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]

Thrills at This Year's RTNDF Dinner - Posted February 13, 2009
"The feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often." That's just the kind of line you can expect to hear at this year's RTNDF First Amendment Awards Dinner Thursday, March 12th. We hope MSNBC's... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Matthews, Raddatz, Jonas Bros.... - Posted February 12, 2009
> MSNBC's Chris Matthews will emcee the First Amendment Awards Dinner one month from tonight. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will receive the RTNDF honor which is presented to individuals and organizations who uphold the principles of the First Amendment. > ABC's ... [TVNewser]

"Getting There is Half the Fun; Being There is All of It!" - Posted February 11, 2009
Did you know Bob Schieffer's favorite film is Being There? Quite fittingly, it's the story of a man who simply regurgitates everything he's heard on TV, and in doing so, becomes the st... [FishbowlDC]

"Nothing To" Scarborough Senate Run Speculation - Posted February 9, 2009
Is Joe Scarborough considering a Florida Senate run? That's the question posed in a Sarasota Herald Tribune column... [TVNewser]

Schedule Shake-Ups As Cablers Cover Obama Newser - Posted February 9, 2009
Every major network will cover President Barack Obama's news conference tonight at 8pmET, which is expected to last the full hour, as will the cablers (and business news networks). How will they shake up their schedule? In very different ways: • CNN — ... [TVNewser]

No Spin: O'Reilly's Super Bowl Prediction is Closest - Posted February 3, 2009
Every year, celebrities compete for the Scripps Howard Super Sage Award trophy, in which more than 100 stars of "movies, TV, sports, politics and pop culture" give their prediction for the Super Bowl's final score. Taking ... [TVNewser]

January Ratings: Big 3 on MSNBC Remain 2nd - Posted January 27, 2009
MSNBC's 7-10pmET trio of Hardball with Chris Matthews, Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show finished #2 on cable news in the A25-54 demo, ahead of CNN (and behind FNC). This is the 11th consecutive month in 2nd for Coun... [TVNewser]

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]

Stahl and Maddow Talk "Congenial" Hosting, "Real Balance" - Posted January 26, 2009
WowOwow.com has a lengthy Q&A between Lesley Stahl and Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

State of "State of the Union" - Posted January 26, 2009
"State of the Union," CNN's weekend show anchored by John King, was in its new studio for the first time yesterday. Among the guests that joined King were David Plouffe and Mayor ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.26.09 - Posted January 26, 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]

Gibson Describes Exchange With MSNBC Boss: "He Was Looking For Ratings" - Posted January 22, 2009
Fox News Radio host John Gibson had some comments about MSNBC's Inauguration coverage yesterday, taking on his usual targets &mdas... [TVNewser]

Inauguration Notes: The Day After - Posted January 21, 2009
• The New York Times' Alessandra Stanley takes a wide look at the spectrum of TV coverage yesterday. "Viewers were never quite sure where to look: Television celebrated a new president making history, but the screen also belonged to those millions in Washington who made history just by showing up,... [TVNewser]

Sightings at HuffPo Ball - Posted January 21, 2009
We saw NBC's David Gregory, CNN's John King - we also heard a rumor that promoter ... [FishbowlLA]

Matthews: MSNBC "Has Opened Its Heart To Change" - Posted January 20, 2009
The LATimes caught an exchange on MSNBC just after 11:30amET between Chris Matthews and Keith O... [TVNewser]

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

Bill Shine on the "Win-Win" of Glenn Beck - Posted January 19, 2009
At 5pmET today, Fox News premieres one of the biggest free agent signings in the network's short history, as Glenn Beck takes over to compete with MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews and CNN'... [TVNewser]

Shots From Today's Daily Beast Inaugural Brunch - Posted January 18, 2009
The Daily Beast and Morning Joe crews jointly hosted a well-attended (though tricky to-get-to courtesy of a myriad of road blocks) brunch this morning at the Council on Foreign Relations building. While plenty of bold-fac... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Shots From Today's Daily Beast Inaugural Brunch - Posted January 18, 2009
The Daily Beast and Morning Joe crews jointly hosted a well-attended (though tricky to-get-to courtesy of a myriad of road blocks) brunch this morning at the Council on Foreign Relations building. While plenty of bold-fac... [FishbowlNY]

Griffin: "We're Less About Ideology Than Fox" - Posted January 16, 2009
MSNBC held their Television Critics Association panel yesterday in Los Angeles, and the questions ranged from comparisons of MSNBC and FNC to comparisons of Obama and Bush. Variety's Brian Lowry writes ... [TVNewser]

John Harwood's Been Questioning Candidates Since 1968 - Posted January 15, 2009
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist In 1968, Washington Post reporter Richard Harwood took himself off Robert Kennedy's campaign bus because he had become too enamored w... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.14.09 - Posted January 14, 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]

Daily Show Visits "Pundit School" - Posted January 13, 2009
Remember this guy? He's conservative talk show host Kevin James, who literally got schooled by MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Inauguration Notes: Who (Olbermann and Matthews) and Where (Movie Theaters) - Posted January 13, 2009
Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were removed from anchoring political coverage ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.13.09 - Posted January 13, 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]

Networks Cover Final Bush News Conference - Posted January 12, 2009
President George W. Bush held his final news conference as President this morning, and all the networks and cablers covered the nearly hour-long event. The Associated Press called it a "nostalgic last appearance," while Ch... [TVNewser]

TVNewser Challenge '09 Poll Results - Posted January 10, 2009
With more votes cast this year than last year, the TVNewser Challenge '09 has come to an end. Let's take a look at the results: In two repeat votes from last year, 68% thought the Today show would "maintain its dominance" in the year ahead and 59% picked the NBC Nightly News... [TVNewser]

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]

Maddow: "I Have Tried To Not Be Like Other Things on Television" - Posted January 8, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow appeared last night on "The Daily Show," and Jon Stewart was very complimentary of her program — although not necessarily her network. Using "The Munsters" as an... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Menu: January 8 - Posted January 8, 2009
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Morning Media Menu: January 8 - Posted January 8, 2009
Today on Morning Media Menu — our newly-launched audio podcast based around the mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed and mediabistro.com blog networ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Menu: January 8 - Posted January 8, 2009
Today on Morning Media Menu — our newly-launched audio podcast based around the mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed and mediabistro.com blog networ... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Matthews Not Running for Senate - Posted January 7, 2009
Breaking: Insiders tell TVNewser that in a production meeting late this afternoon just before the 5pmET edition of Hardball, Chris Matthews told the Hardball team that he would not be running for senate. Developing... > More from the NYTimes' Bill Carter: Mr. Matthews declin... [TVNewser]

Busy Morning In D.C. - Posted January 7, 2009
It was a D.C.-focused morning on the cablers, as Roland Burris and President-elect Barack Obama made their way around the nation's capital. After an Associated Press report said Senate Democrats planned to accep... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.29.08 - Posted December 29, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC museum is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

In "Foot-in-Mouth" Category, Matthews Doesn't Nominate Himself - Posted December 28, 2008
On his syndicated weekend show, Chris Matthews and his panel spent the half hour looking back at 2008, giving awards in several categories. One category was "Foot-in-Mouth" award. The nominees included Joe Biden and his "Obama will be tested" comment; Barack O... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.23.08 - Posted December 23, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC grocery store (company, not location) is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of... [FishbowlDC]

Capus on Matthews: "If He Were Running for Office, He Wouldn't Be on TV" - Posted December 22, 2008
B&C's Marisa Guthrie talked with NBC News president Steve Capus about the gains — and one giant loss — in 2008 and what's ahead in 2009. On the growth at MSNBC: I'd like to think it's because we have a strategy. I don't want to take anything away from wha... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.22.08 - Posted December 22, 2008
Good morning, Washington. Which Washingtonians feature the above framed message in their bathroom?' Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Looks Back on Bush in "The Decider" - Posted December 21, 2008
As Chris Matthews considers his own run for office, the Hardball host is looking back at the Bush administration in a Hardball documentary, "The Decider." The special looks into six key decisions the president made (or didn't make) during his administration, most especially the decision to go to war. Says Matthews in... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Journos, Matthews, VPs - Posted December 20, 2008
> B&C has the report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. in 2008, 41 journalists were killed while on assignment around the world. That's down from 65 in 2007. Most of the deaths, 11, happened in Iraq. That's down from the record 32 deaths there in 2007. > MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

Fineman: I'd Support Matthews For Senator - Posted December 17, 2008
MSNBC/Newsweek's Howard Fineman appeared at the "Q&A Cafe" today (the last taping of the show until things get resolved with the show's location -- Nathans restaurant) and, when asked by host Carol Joynt if he thinks Chris Matthews will ru... [FishbowlDC]

TV Week's TV News-Related Questions - Posted December 17, 2008
TV Week is out with it's list of 30 questions for the TV industry this week, writing, "While not every question will light the right path to take in 2009, they may make 2008 more comprehensible." Four of the questions related to ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.17.08 - Posted December 17, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC cafeteria is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

Around the MB Blogs - Posted December 11, 2008
• AgencySpy's Matt Van Hoven reports on a juicy Page Six story re: CNBC's Donny Deutsch and a married woman. • FishbowlDC's ... [TVNewser]

Scarborough: "As Long As I'm Fair, I Don't Think There's a Problem At All" - Posted December 11, 2008
Time Magazine's upcoming issue features 10 Questions with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, featuring questions from readers. Scarborough jokes about life as a conservative at MSNBC. "They keep us separated. They put me in a cage after I get off the air," ... [TVNewser]

NBC To Matthews: Think About It Over Christmas - Posted December 11, 2008
A tipster tells FishbowlDC that NBC has given Chris Matthews the holidays to consider the contract offer currently on the table. Word has it that it's not nearly as much money as he currently makes. >UPDATE: Phil Singer asks, "Wasn t The Matthews Contract Supposed To Be Ann... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: MSNBC, CNN, FNC... - Posted December 10, 2008
> With Obama headed for the White House, Bill Ayers is ready for some Hardball. Chris Matthews interviews him live tonight at 5pmET. > CNN's Betty Nguyen cond... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.09.08 - Posted December 9, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC street is this? Email us with your best guess and we'll include correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. 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 li... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews is Staying With (Or Leaving) MSNBC - Posted December 8, 2008
In the continuing saga over whether MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.08.08 - Posted December 8, 2008
Good morning, Washington. These seats are from the bar of what DC restaurant? Email us with your best guess and we'll include correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.05.08 - Posted December 5, 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]

Report: Chris Matthews in Contract Negotiations - Posted December 4, 2008
Politico's Michael Calderone reports that MSNBC's Chris Matthews is in contract negotiations with NBC this week. Matthews' current deal with NBC/MSNBC is not up for another six months. Calderone writes: What's still unclear is whether the current talks are to renew his contrac... [TVNewser]

NBC's News - Posted December 4, 2008
A roundup: Page Six has, what seems to be, a rather dubious item, claiming that NBC is pissed at Chuck Todd for allegedly being a leaker. (One former colleague of Chuck's tells FishbowlDC: "Chuck would NEVER do that... he's been the biggest gentleman in terms of never commenting on, etc.") Re: the leaks,... [FishbowlDC]

November Ratings: MSNBC's Demo Streak at 7, 8 & 9 - Posted December 3, 2008
MSNBC's prime time lineup continues its hot streak post-election, out-rating CNN at 7, 8 and 9pmET in the key adult demo. (FNC came in first in the demo & Total Viewers). "The Rachel Maddow Show" out-rated "Larry King Live" among A25-54 viewers (672,000 vs. 565,000) for the second month in a row.... [TVNewser]

Cramer for SEC: "This Isn't My Usual Megalomania Talking" - Posted December 2, 2008
While Chris Matthews mulls a run for the senate, another member of the peacock wants to be SEC chairman. Here's Jim Cramer from tonight's "Mad Money." Do you want the market to become a safe place to invest again? A place where the playing field between the longs, the regular investors like... [TVNewser]

Nina Totenberg Is Going The Chris Matthews Route - Posted December 2, 2008
Much like "thrill up my leg" / "I want to do everything I can to make this new presidency work" Chris Matthews, NPR's ... [FishbowlDC]

All Signs Point to David Gregory for MTP - Posted December 2, 2008
Politico's Mike Allen talks with NBC "network executives" who seem to confirm HuffPo's reporting that ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.02.08 - Posted December 2, 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]

Jon Stewart Takes on MSNBC - Posted December 2, 2008
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Poll of the Day - Posted December 1, 2008
Former Hillary Clinton flak Phil Singer says Chris Matthews should get off MSNBC if he's mulling a Senate run (earlier on FishbowlDC: "... [FishbowlDC]

Sen. Specter Responds to Possible Chris Matthews Run: "I'll be Prepared, Whoever My Opponents Are" - Posted November 30, 2008
On CNN's Late Edition today, Wolf Blitzer asked Sen. Arlen Specter about one of his potential challengers next year. Blitzer also spoke with New Jersey Sen. ... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews Meets with PA Dems About Possible Senate Run - Posted November 26, 2008
In the words of Chris Matthews — HA! But this is no laughing matter. The MSNBC talk show host is apparently seriously considering running for U.S. Senate from his native Pennsylvania. The ... [TVNewser]

Who Will Be the Next Tim Russert? - Posted November 21, 2008
The final event of the first day was "Insights and Analysis: Leading National Political Reporters Discuss the Campaign" panel. And yes, all panel's names were also long descriptions. It was, after all "ELECTION 2008: Obama vs. McCain: What Happened and What Comes Next?" conference that we will call EOVMWHAWCNCon for short. You... [FishbowlLA]

Matthews Returns, Dance-Free, To Ellen - Posted November 21, 2008
MSNBC's Chris Matthews' made his long-awaited return to The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, and unlike last time, there was no inadvertent groping. Instead, Matthews' was hands off and dance-free — until D... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.21.08 - Posted November 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. What DC restaurant is featured above? Think you know? Then email us with your guess. 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]

The Ticker: Velshi, Matthews, Shively... - Posted November 18, 2008
> CNN's chief business correspondent Ali Velshi traveled to Detroit and sat down with Ford CEO Alan Mulally just before Mulally went to Washington to testify at today's hearing on the big three bailout plan. The interview will air tonight on "Campbell Brown: No Bias. No Bull" at 8pmET.... [TVNewser]

Around the Fishbowls - Posted November 17, 2008
• FishbowlDC's Patrick Gavin writes about a roast of fake-newser Stephen Colber... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.13.08 - Posted November 13, 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 t... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.12.08 - Posted November 12, 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]

Olbermann's Deal Will Pay $30M Over Four Years - Posted November 11, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist There are two words guaranteed to make MSNBC's Keith Olbermann break his longstanding personal policy against voting - Chris Matthews.... [TVNewser]

Matthews: "I Want To Do Everything I Can To Make This...New Presidency Work" - Posted November 6, 2008
Chris Matthews appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning to discuss Rahm Emanuel's decision to announce he ... [TVNewser]

1010 WINS Not Breaking MSNBC News - Posted November 5, 2008
A tipster noticed an MSNBC ad running on 1010 WINS radio (described on its Web site as 'New York's #1 source for local news, traffic and weather). The ad is touting a new post-election prime time line-up, featuring Chris Matthews at 8pmET, Keith Olbermann at 9pmET and ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (video edition): Matthews, Cooper, Hannity... - Posted November 4, 2008
> SNL got one final round of political sketches in last night, including a portrayal of MSNBC's Chris Matthews with Sen. Barack Obama. Check out the video. ... [TVNewser]

Matthews and Olbermann Will "Host" MSNBC's Election - Posted November 4, 2008
When Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were ... [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]

The Times Praises Shep - Posted November 2, 2008
"We do not often cheer on Fox News's coverage of politics. But we did the other day when the anchor Shepard Smith reported on an especially absurd turn in the 'Joe the Plumber' saga." ... [TVNewser]

Update: What's Next For "Meet" - Posted November 2, 2008
In Saturday's New York Times, Jacques Steinberg provides an update on his last "Meet the Press" host-replacement analysis. He prominently highlights Chuck Todd and David Gregory as potential replacements (FishbowlDC guesses not Gregory) but... Mr. Gregory has struggled to get critical air time on "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" -- in part,... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric For Meet the Press?: "Speculation Is Nothing More Than Idle Chitchat" - Posted November 1, 2008
The NYTimes' Jacques Steinberg tries to get to the bottom of who will be the permanent moderator of Meet the Press, once ... [TVNewser]

What Happens to Cable News Post-Election? - Posted October 31, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter's Steven Zeitchik and Paul J. Gough look to the near-future about what will happen to cable news after Nov. 4. "An election that lifts either the left or right to power will provid... [TVNewser]

Woodruff Likes Al Hunt (and Wedding Crashers) - Posted October 29, 2008
PBS' Judy Woodruff gets the "FishbowlDC Interview" treatment today. Some highlights: • What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Three people: The late ... [TVNewser]

Live-Blogging Chris Matthews Interview - Posted October 29, 2008
We're at Nathans restaurant in Georgetown for Chris Matthews' fourth turn at the Q&A Cafe interview series. A bit of news...host Carol Joynt says she's suspending the Q&A Cafe interview series at the end of this year. "I have to find a job," s... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

Bill Wolff on Maddow, Matthews and MSNBC In Its Prime - Posted October 23, 2008
If you've been reading this blog the last couple of months you've probably read your share of Rachel Maddow profiles. There was The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ... [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]

The Ticker: Ailes, MSNBC, Bloomberg... - Posted October 22, 2008
> Broadcasting & Cable honored the 2008 Hall of Famers last night, including FNC Chairman Roger Ailes. "People always ask me what's the key to success. Well here it is: It's not enough to hire good people. You must also take credit for everything they do," joked Ailes ... [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]

Matthews Senate Run Talk Continues - Posted October 22, 2008
So, will MSNBC's Chris Matthews be moving from the anchor chair to the political arena? The question has certainly been asked before (in Feb... [TVNewser]

Colin Powell Chooses Meet the Press to Endorse Barack Obama - Posted October 19, 2008
On Friday, the NBC News press department let us know that Colin Powell would be Tom Brokaw's guest on Meet the Press. Generally, Sunday show bookings are not newsworthy in their own right. ... [TVNewser]

Why Conservative Talker Michael Smerconish Endorsed Obama - Posted October 17, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Philadelphia radio talker Michael Smerconish, a life-long Republican, swears he's not using his Obama endorsement today to land a fulltime spot on increasingly liberal MSNBC. Smerconish, an MSNBC regular, sh... [TVNewser]

Live From New York: The Candidates As Comedians - Posted October 17, 2008
While comedians were impersonating the presidential candidates at 30 Rock, a few blocks away the presidential candidates were taking a shot at impersonating comedians. Both Sen. Jo... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann — Anchor Analyst For MSNBC's Debate - Posted October 16, 2008
As you probably know by now, last month MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews were ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: CNN, MSNBC, CBS... - Posted October 16, 2008
> Beet.TV caught up with CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Campbell Brown for video interviews about bias and the media. Check out Blitzer and Brown. ... [TVNewser]

Griffin: "Watch out CNN and FOX" - Posted October 16, 2008
On Tuesday night, there weren't any exclusive interviews, lengthy Special Comments, or debates on MSNBC. Or on the other cablers. But on a usual Tuesday night, MSNBC topped CNN and FNC in the A25-54 demo in prime time. "This is just a stat... [TVNewser]

Chris Matthews on the Road, But To What End? - Posted October 12, 2008
Politico's Michael Calderone has a question about MSNBC's Chris Matthews after Matthews made a trip to his old stump, er, stomping ground. ... [TVNewser]

TVNews Snapshot: 10:25:00amET Today - Posted October 10, 2008
President George W. Bush gave a nine-minute statement regarding the faltering economy this morning. All the broadcast networks and most of the cable news & business channels took it live (Headline News did not). The morning show anchors handled it on the networks, with Chris Cuomo anchoring on ABC, ... [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]

The Ticker: Schieffer, Toobin, Matthews... - Posted October 6, 2008
> CBS' Bob Schieffer will have a busy day tomorrow has a busy week. Besides presidential debate coverage, he made his Grand Ole Opry debut Sunday, as his band, Honky Tonk Confidential, takes the stage along with several other acts, including Darius Rucker and ... [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]

Morning Reading List, 10.02.08 - Posted October 2, 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]

Brokaw on Olbermann, MTP's Future and McCain - Posted September 30, 2008
In a wide-ranging profile of NBC News' Tom Brokaw, as well as an analysis of his Meet the Press moderation thus far, the New York Times' Jacques Steinberg delves ... [TVNewser]

Matthews & Daughter: An Update - Posted September 30, 2008
After we reported yesterday that Chris Matthews interviewed his daughter, Caroline, last week without disclosing his connection to her, Matthews took to the airwaves last night to explain: ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Interviews His Daughter...Without Disclosing It - Posted September 29, 2008
On Friday's "Hardball," Chris Matthews interviewed a number of student members of the group Concerned Youth of America. One of those students -- Caroline -- is his daughter, a student at the University of Pennsylvania. Did Matthews disclose that fact as he interviewed her? Not so ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann OK With Anchor Change: "I Can Say What I Think" - Posted September 25, 2008
He filled in at the last minute after Sen. John McCain canceled, and still MSNBC's Keith Olbermann was nearly upstaged by the Republican nominee for president Wednesday night on the Late ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.23.08 - Posted September 23, 2008
Good morning Washington. Do you know what grocery store this is? (Hint: It's in Rep. Bilbray's district). Email us if you do. (And, after the jump, find out just who that young journo was that we posted yesterday...and who guessed it correctly). Got a blind item, interesting link... [FishbowlDC]

"Friendliest Interview I've Seen Since Keith Olbermann Sat Down With Obama" - Posted September 22, 2008
During Howard Kurtz' weekly online Q&A on Washingtonpost.com this morning, Kurtz was asked about last week's highly rated Sean Hannity interview with Gov. ... [TVNewser]

Matthews Target of Women's Rights Group's Letter - Posted September 17, 2008
In January it was Media Matters. Now it is The New Agenda taking aim at MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews for "on-air degradation of girl... [TVNewser]

"A Perfect Storm of Problems" - Posted September 14, 2008
As expected, one of the topics on the media watching shows this week was the move by MSNBC to make David Gregory the primary political night anchor, with Chris Matthews and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.12.08 - Posted September 12, 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, 09.11.08 - Posted September 11, 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]

When The Tide Turned At MSNBC - Posted September 10, 2008
In a must-read in the New York Observer, Felix Gillette gets the story behind the story of MSNBC's decision to take Keith Olbermann and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.10.08 - Posted September 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]

Bloggers Have Their Say About the Change in the Airwaves - Posted September 9, 2008
WaPo's Howard Kurtz picks up much of the left-leaning blog reaction to Keith Olbermann and ... [TVNewser]

SpinSpotter Attempts to "Take Back the Truth" - Posted September 9, 2008
As you all know by now MSNBC announced yesterday that in an effort to shake accusations of liberal bias it would replace ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

SpinSpotter Attempts to "Take Back the Truth" - Posted September 9, 2008
As you all know by now MSNBC announced yesterday that in an effort to shake accusations of liberal bias it would replace ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 09.09.08 - Posted September 9, 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]

Kurtz: Palin Criticisms "Something Out Of The Distant Past" - Posted September 9, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such issues as Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews being dropped from elec... [FishbowlDC]

Did MSNBC Do The Right Thing? - Posted September 9, 2008
Howard Kurtz notes that lots of liberal bloggers are mad at MSNBC for yanking Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor duty during polit... [FishbowlDC]

And Now, The Memos (NBC) - Posted September 8, 2008
It's common for news execs to give their hardworking staff a pat on the back for a job well-done. In this age, it's more of an e-pat. TVNewser obtained an email exchange between Tom Linder, News Director at the Minneapolis station KARE, to NBC News president ... [TVNewser]

"Little By Little, The Slippery Slope Lost its Ground" - Posted September 8, 2008
A lot of the talk inside NBC and MSNBC today is not about the campaigns, or Hurricane Ike or the markets; it's about today's news that ... [TVNewser]

All Good Things Must Come to an Objective End, Also Olbermann - Posted September 8, 2008
After weeks of rumored behind-the-scenes tension MSNBC has announced that it is removing Chris Matthews and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

All Good Things Must Come to an Objective End, Also Olbermann - Posted September 8, 2008
After weeks of rumored behind-the-scenes tension MSNBC has announced that it is removing Chris Matthews and ... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC Removes Olbermann & Matthews From Election Anchor Duties - Posted September 7, 2008
With less than 60 days until the election, MSNBC is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as co-anchors of prime time political coverage and replacing them with NBC White House correspondent David Gregory. For months the network has... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Scarborough, Martin, Van Susteren... - Posted September 5, 2008
> So what does this mean? Yesterday morning Joe Scarborough joked with TVNewser that he and Keith Olbermann and ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann & Matthews: "Forget the Scuttle, Don't You See How We Get Along?" - Posted September 3, 2008
MSNBC was looking for some fireworks that would help boost their ratings during the political conventions, but the fireworks came ... [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]

RNC & Gustav: Prime Time Notes - Posted September 1, 2008
We've gotten word from network insiders here in St. Paul, what the plan is for cable coverage tonight: • Fox News Channel will remain live until 2amET tomorrow morning (later if news warrants) with coverage from the Gulf coast and reports from the RNC as well. Greta Van Susteren interviewed Laura Bush... [TVNewser]

Nets Roll with Gustav's Punches, From The Gulf Coast, St. Paul, and Beyond - Posted September 1, 2008
While the big three anchors all traveled to the Gulf to report on Hurricane Gustav, many cable anchors stayed behind in St. Paul, but devoted their shows almost entirely to Gustav, which came ashore at 9:30amCT southwest of New Orleans.... [TVNewser]

Cable Quotables on Obama Speech: "I've Been Criticized For Saying He Inspires Me. To Hell With My Critics" - Posted August 28, 2008
Brit Hume: "It is clear from the response you are seeing that this audience clearly feels that this is the man and this speech has met the challenge of this venue and this speech was all that he wanted it to be." Keith Olbermann: "Vote for him or do not, but take... [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]

FNC Exec. Fires Back at Olbermann - Posted August 27, 2008
TVNewser told you about last night's uncomfortable MSNBC moment which included a shot at Fox News. Keith Olbermann and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.27.08 - Posted August 27, 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]

(Slightly) Uncomfortable MSNBC Moment #3, With a Shot at Fox - Posted August 26, 2008
Tonight, just after 9pmET, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were talking about Hillary Clinton's ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Brings Out the Crowd - Posted August 25, 2008
MSNBC's spot outside Union Station at the 2008 Democratic Conventions turned "The Place For Politics" into "The Place For People Without Convention Credentials." Although it sounds like the place has gotten a bit more ro... [TVNewser]

Hillary Supporters, Still No Love For Chris Matthews - Posted August 25, 2008
The Fox News Channel Urgent Queue reports on some activity outside the MSNBC set today. An ABC pool reporter came upon some Hillary Clinton supporters gathered near the open air set who were letting anchor Chris Matthews know ho... [TVNewser]

Brokaw: Matthews, Olbermann "Not the Only Voices" on MSNBC - Posted August 24, 2008
During a panel this afternoon in Denver about media coverage of the presidential campaigns, NBC's Tom Brokaw found himself defending MSNBC, once again. Politico's Michael Calderone attended the panel which was modera... [TVNewser]

Convention Eve: MSNBC - Posted August 24, 2008
Chris Matthews' anchors a 4pm Sunday edition of Hardball at the MSNBC set outside of Denver's Union Station:Click continued for a picture ... [TVNewser]

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

Chucky T. Preps for Conventions - Posted August 18, 2008
The Los Angeles Times' Matea Gold profiles MSNBC's Chuck Todd, as he and others g... [TVNewser]

Get Better Chris! - Posted August 18, 2008
TVNewser's Chris Ariens reports that "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is recovering from a bout with pneumonia. ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Recovering From Pneumonia - Posted August 15, 2008
MSNBC's Chris Matthews has been off Hardball this week as he recovers from a bout of pneumonia. Matthews was felling sick last weekend but went to work Monday. He later went to the doctor and was diagnosed with pneumonia. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.14.08 - Posted August 14, 2008
Good morning Washington. Who won yesterday's Hottest of the Hotties contest? Join us after the jump... 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]

Hollywood Implant Goes From Politics to Yuks - Posted August 14, 2008
Jeremy Bronson (no relation to Charles, we think) used to wake up every morning trying to make sure "Hardball" host Chris Matthews coffee cup was filled -- metaphorically and perh... [FishbowlLA]

TNA Tired of Chris Matthews' T & A Ways - Posted August 13, 2008
SoupCans reports a new women's group called The New Agenda (TNA) has made MSNBC host Chris Matthews their #1 agenda item. Although several nam... [TVNewser]

Producer Leaves News for Laughs: "This Will Be Much Funnier Than Morley Safer" - Posted August 13, 2008
The NYObserver catches up with former Hardball producer Jeremy Bronson, the latest news producer to go Hollywood. "His first job upon leaving the TV news business is, naturally, making fun of the TV news," writes Felix Gillette. He's writing for the new Comedy Central show Chocolate News, starring ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.12.08 - Posted August 12, 2008
Good morning, Washington. Did you survive the GMail outage last night? Thank God we use Yahoo! Moving on: What journo is the father of the adorable baby shown above? Let us know. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.11.08 - Posted August 11, 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]

How's Chris Matthews Doing in PA? - Posted August 5, 2008
With speculation that MSNBC's Chris Matthews might give up his Hardball seat for a Senate seat, Quinnipiac University decided to poll Pennsylvania voters about how Matthews stacks up against Republican Sen. Arlen Specter... [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]

New Ad Blasts Media's McCain Favoritism - Posted August 1, 2008
Media Matters, the site that monitors, analyzes, and corrects "conservative misinformation in the U.S. media" has bought local ad time on cable networks. We saw it on Fox News on Time Warner Cable just before 10am today. The ad uses clips of broadcast and cable news anchors including ... [TVNewser]

Bringing the Talking Points Story Full Circle - Posted July 29, 2008
The logical next stop in the Scott McClellan-talking points story that has developed ... [TVNewser]

July Ratings: Countdown Continues Count Up in Viewers - Posted July 29, 2008
Countdown with Keith Olbermann grew 49% year-to-year in the A25-54 demo. The program came in second in the demo at 8pmET during July, averaging 334,000 to CNN's 192,000 (excluding July 4). Rachel Maddow filled in for Olbermann nine times of the 20 weeknights this ratings period. The O'Reilly Factor, again, finished... [TVNewser]

Scratch That — McClellan Says O'Reilly Didn't Receive Talking Points - Posted July 29, 2008
The newest wrinkle to the Scott McClellan-talking points story twists the whole situation 180 degrees. McClellan now says FNC anchor ... [TVNewser]

Tracing the "Talking Points" Comment - Posted July 29, 2008
It all started at 5:22pmET last Friday. That's when former White House press secretary (and best-selling author) Scott McClellan told Hardball's Chris Matthews the Bush White H... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.29.08 - Posted July 29, 2008
Good Morning Washington. Above, one of the magazines in Frank Luntz's collection. 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]

Morning Reading List, 07.23.08 - Posted July 23, 2008
Good Morning Washington. Who is the congressman stripping down in the above photo? Let us know. (Photo Credit: New York Social Diary) Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop u... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews: "I'm A Frickin' American, I Do Have A Reaction To Things" - Posted July 22, 2008
The Huffington Post highlights Chris Matthews' appearance on The Tonight Show last night, where he responded to his now-famous ... [TVNewser]

McCain Spreads The Love - Posted July 22, 2008
As the mainstream media globetrots with Sen. Barack Obama (except for that ... [TVNewser]

Mitchell: "You're Seeing...What Some Would Call Fake Interviews" - Posted July 22, 2008
At this hour, Sen. Barack Obama is holding a news conference in Jordan, which the cable news networks are carrying. But last night Newsbusters reported on NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent ... [TVNewser]

"It Would Make it More Interesting if Bill Was on And Did It Live" - Posted July 21, 2008
It was MSNBC's turn at the TCA today, which has become a hot spot for media stories the past couple of weeks. Matea Gold of the Los Angeles Times ... [TVNewser]

Cablers Cover Rejected McCain Op-Ed - Posted July 21, 2008
One of the big topics of the day on the cable news channels is Drudge Report's story about the New York Times rejecting Sen. John McCain's proposed Op-Ed about Iraq. Fox News has Carl Cameron reporting the story, MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.21.08 - Posted July 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. What PR flak didn't have much luck with the above chair last week? Let us know. 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]

Greta Lobs Bias Charge at CNN - Posted July 18, 2008
Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren is blasting Netroots Nation, which calls itself a "progressive political movement," for ... [TVNewser]

This Week in Obama/Osama Confusion - Posted July 18, 2008
Is it really that difficult? We understand that as a print medium, we can go and correct errors before they reach the public, whereas on TV, if you make a mistake it's out there. But really? This week there were three cases of Barack Obama/... [TVNewser]

NBC/MSNBC Announces TCA Panel - Posted July 17, 2008
Insiders at the Television Critics Association press tour tell TVNewser that NBC News president Steve Capus, political director Chuck Todd, and correspondents/anchors Andrea Mitchell, ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Phil Griffin, "A Big Fan" of Fox News, Says It's "Our Time" - Posted July 17, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Phil Griffin to Chris Wallace: Kiss my Peacock. The newly-named president of MSNBC takes offense at ... [TVNewser]

After Brit Hume: Who Will Be the 6pm Host? - Posted July 16, 2008
With yesterday's news that longtime FNC anchor Brit Hume would be stepping away from the anchor desk, we got to thinking: who should be the next host of Special Report, or whatever show will be on at 6pmET on Fox News? The easy choice is Bre... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.15.08 - Posted July 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. What area restaurant serves the above dessert tray? Let us know. 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]

An Afternoon of MSNBC Highlights - Posted July 14, 2008
Chris Matthews taking his turn in botching Sen. Barack Obama's name, Salon's Joan Walsh sounding rather in love with herself and New Yorker's Ryan Lizza doing his b... [FishbowlDC]

Will "Alpha Dog" Role Ever Be Re-Filled? - Posted July 11, 2008
New York Magazine's Kurt Andersen speculates if the death of Tim Russert signaled an end to the era of having, "po... [TVNewser]

Matthews Gives the "Wish Well" to Wolfson - Posted July 9, 2008
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews gave the "wishing well" treatment to Howard Wolfson, whose days of playing Hardball are over, for now... [TVNewser]

Michael Smerconish's Multi-Channel Tryout For "The Big Leagues" - Posted July 7, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist He may not look it, but Michael Smerconish is as Swiss as the Toblerone triangle. The ubiquitous TV/radio talker, who subbed for Bill O'Rei... [TVNewser]

Fox Kids Invade MSNBC! - Posted April 16, 2008
So did you watch the "Hardball" College Tour yesterday? Well, if you did, you saw Sen. McCain and Chris Matthews at Villanova University and, when Chris opened the floor to questions, a "Peter Doocy" asked the Senator if he believed "Senator Clinton had finally turned to the 'sauce,' after taking her... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.15.08 - Posted April 15, 2008
Happy Tax Day Washington. Playbook tells us that "Patrick Henry, Ed's son, is 7." Here's your TV coverage of the Pope's visi... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.10.08 - Posted April 9, 2008
Good morning Washington. Is it bye-bye Katie?!? It's the birthday of Joseph Pulitzer (1847) and on this day in 1970, Paul McCartney announced that the Beatles were breaking up. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEW... [FishbowlDC]

NYT: Hell, It's Out There Already - Posted April 9, 2008
Amazing what a little leaking can do... After FishbowlDC brought you the excerpts from Mark Leibovich's profile of Chris Matthews yesterday (causing ... [FishbowlDC]

Leibovich Dishes On Matthews - Posted April 8, 2008
Told ya. We've got an advanced copy of Mark Leibovich's piece on Chris Matthews, entitled "Chris Matthews, Seriously. (O.K., Not That Seriously)," which will appear in this Sunday's NYT magazine. The juicy bits coming in a bit... ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.07.08 - Posted April 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Playbook tells us that Bloomberg's Billy McQuillen, "who provides 'adult' supervision to Catholic University's newspaper, is a birthday boy today.'" Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | ... [FishbowlDC]

Forthcoming? NYT Mag Piece on Matthews - Posted March 31, 2008
We hear that Mark Leibovich is working on a piece for the NYT magazine (very likely) on Chris Matthews (Leibo recently followed Matthews to Cleveland's for the MSNBC debate and was also following him around the DC bureau). Does he have some good deets that justify a NYT mag piece? "Hardball"'s ratings... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.31.08 - Posted March 31, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Al Gore's Birthday! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS Obama vs. McCain: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.17.08 - Posted March 17, 2008
Happy St. Patrick's Day Washington. Sunday was Ellen McCarthy's birthday. Today is Tim Burger's and Mark Paustenbach's and Saturday was Jenny 8 Lee's. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.12.08 - Posted March 12, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's the birthday of Wonkette's Jim Newell. And "a former sex worker" scores a NYT op-ed. Happy days are here again. In more serious news, be sure to continue to follow ... [FishbowlDC]

Adorable - Posted March 6, 2008
a.) Chris Matthews still rocks a back pack (hell, we do and so does Isikoff) b.) Matthews' backpack has a cute little Hardball patch on it: Washingtonian has more photos from last night's HBO event on the Hill ... [FishbowlDC]

About Last Night... - Posted March 5, 2008
Tom Brokaw said "ass," Wonkette doesn't like MSNBC's panel, Tim Russert picks his nose, Fox was ... [FishbowlDC]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted February 26, 2008
Who's Her Daddy? Britney Spears' father, James Spears, and her attorney John Eardley are fighting over who has the right to control her "finances and life" while the pop star's estate ... [FishbowlLA]

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]

More WPCF Notes... - Posted February 15, 2008
Additional coverage from WaPo, Washington Examiner, Washingtonian, ... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews References Hillary's MSNBC's Complaints - Posted February 13, 2008
In an apparent rebuttal to Sen. Hillary Clinton's mention (reported on FishbowlDC here) that Fox News may be more fair to her presidential campaign, Chris Matthews had this to say this morning on "Morning Joe": [Obama's] got the melody and Sen. Clinton has the prose right, perhaps, but not the music. And... [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]

Hillary Slams MSNBC...Praises Fox?!? - Posted February 11, 2008
The Hillary campaign recently took MSNBC reporter David Shuster (and MSNBC generally) to task for asking a guest on February 7th's "Tucker" program, "[D]oesn't it seem like Chelsea's sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?" MSNBC... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.11.08 - Posted February 11, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.07.08 - Posted February 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Ashton Kutcher turns 30 today! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | JOBS On Tuesday night, most of ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Graces New TNR - Posted January 31, 2008
Side question: Considering that this magazine and lots of Hollywood movies turn to Chris Matthews when they're looking for the stereotypical talking head, has Matthews become the poster child for punditry? ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews on National Organization for Women - Posted January 30, 2008
Chris Matthews, God bless him...the diarrhea of the mouth (whether you consider it admirable honesty and unfiltered candor or inappropriate jibberish) continues. After the huge MediaMatters campaign and subsequent apology about comments deemed sexist, Matthews dropped this tonight while discussing the Obama "snub" of Hillary at the SOTU: Na... [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]

Chris & Keith: It's Electric - Posted January 22, 2008
Do you think Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann can set the Internet aflame? The video we posted Saturday of the two MSNBC pundits on Saturday at various points earned the following distinctions from YouTube: #13 - Most Discussed (Today) #1 - Most Discussed (Today) - News & Politics #46 - Most Discussed (This Week)... [FishbowlDC]

Chris & Keith Continue To Laugh At GOP Speeches - Posted January 19, 2008
Remember when MSNBC laughed at John McCain's victory speech in New Hampshire? Well, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann (and the MSNBC folks that can be heard in the background) were equally unimpressed with Fred Thompson's speech: ... [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]

Morning Reading List, 01.08.08 - Posted January 8, 2008
Happy New Hampshire Primary Day Washington! On this day in 1790, President George Washington delivered our first State of the Union. In 1992, Bush 41 puked on Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi, and, in 2006, Tom DeLay resigned as House Majority Leader. Happy 41st R Kelly! (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.27.07 - Posted December 27, 2007
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS Most of you sp... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.13.07 - Posted December 13, 2007
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | RADIO | REVOLVING DOOR | JOBS Your coworkers ... [FishbowlDC]

It Was One Year Ago... - Posted December 7, 2007
...tomorrow that Chris Matthews left the hospital following treatment for complications with diabetes. ... [FishbowlDC]

Reiss Gets A Word In Edgewise - Posted December 6, 2007
What was the first meeting like between Chris Matthews and new "Hardball" EP John Reiss? "It's fair to say he did the majority of the talking," he tells Gail Shister over on TVNewser. ... [FishbowlDC]

Shuster, Ifill, Taylor Weigh In On "Imus" ... Sort Of - Posted November 30, 2007
We've been keeping a tally of which 2007 Imus guests will go back on Don Imus' program when it returns. Out of the previous D.C.-based guests on Imus' program in 2007, we've heard back from Howard Fineman, Craig Crawford, Chris Wallace, Chris Matthews, Ana Marie Cox... [FishbowlDC]

The Verdict On Imus? Matthews, Wallace, Crawford Say "I'll Be Back" - Posted November 28, 2007
We told you yesterday that we're going to ask some previous D.C.-based Imus guests whether they would re-appear on his show when it resurfaces. So we reached out to any D.C. types listed on this MediaMatters roundup of 2007 guests on Don Imus' show. Howard Fineman: "The company policy is to stick with... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.06.07 - Posted November 6, 2007
Good morning Washington. Eventually, you want to have kids. News University is hosting, The Electronic Election: Covering the 2008 Vote: A NewsU/Poynter Webinar on November 14. Register ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.01.07 - Posted November 1, 2007
Good morning Washington. This is the longest Morning Reading List in FishbowlDC history. You think Tim Russert should be The Joker. ABC announced, "During a week dominated by news of the fires in Southern California, 'World News with ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.17.07 - Posted October 16, 2007
Good morning Washington. Rowan Scarborough has left the Washington Examiner. He says, "after a stint in the Navy, 30 years at five newspapers and two book, I'm retiring, while eyeing some new projects in 2008." An NBC release announced, "According to Nielsen Media Research data, 'NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams' was the... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews Is Off The Hook - Posted October 9, 2007
Despite all the speculation and debate over Chris Matthews' controversial comments last week (and despite Joe Scarborough's prediction that three Republican candidates would poke fun at him for them), no GOP candidate brought it up during tonight's CNBC debate in Michigan. But Jonathan Martin did spot this ... [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, 10.08.07 - Posted October 8, 2007
Good morning Washington. This is a close one, but you would rather marry a hot poor person over an ugly millionaire. "Lynn Cheney Profiled by CBS Reporter Whose Husband... [FishbowlDC]

NYPost: Matthews an "Immoderate Moderator" - Posted October 8, 2007
Over the weekend, the NY Post's editorial page took "Hardball" host Chris Matthews to task, writing: Now, "Hardball" is an opinion show, and Matthews is certainly entitled to his opinions - however offensively he chooses to express them. But why should any Republican candidate expect fairness from Matthews now? More to the point, why... [FishbowlDC]

FNC Has A Field Day With Matthews - Posted October 5, 2007
Chris Ariens reports on TVNewser that "Chris Matthews' comments at Hardball's 10th anniversary party last night have become fodder for FNC this afternoon." More here... Are we to expect comment on today's "Hardball"? Stay tuned... ... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews On His "Spontaneity" - Posted October 5, 2007
How ironic...mere hours before "Hardball"'s Chris Matthews dropped some jaws with his pointed comments against the Bush administration last night, his wife, Kathleen Matthews, appeared on "Hardball" and had this exchange: Kathleen: How about spontaneity? Do you think spontaneity can also get you into trouble as well as maybe make you likable?... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews & Gregory - Posted October 1, 2007
From a reliable source's reliable source... Overheard on a Wednesday plane to New Hampshire for Thursday's Democratic debate on MSNBC: A frustrated Chris Matthews on the phone, loudly complaining about David Gregory being on his show. "I'm in charge of my show and I don't want him on my show," our source... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.01.07 - Posted October 1, 2007
Good morning Washington. Who should play Obama in a movie? The Illinois senator says Denzel Washington. Most of you have not even used a VHS in more than a year. Do you even own one anymor... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.28.07 - Posted August 28, 2007
Good morning Washington. Overwhelmingly, you think Dana Perino will be the next White House press secretary. TVNewser reports, "An... [FishbowlDC]

BREAKING: Haddad Out As "Hardball" EP - Posted August 22, 2007
Rachel Sklar hears that "Hardball" executive producer and MSNBC VP Tammy Haddad "is officially out thanks to Chris Matthews becoming the lowest-rated host on MSNBC primetime." Developing... >UPDATE: TVNewser confirms it. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.21.07 - Posted August 21, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think Tony Snow will say goodbye to in 1-2 months. "When the Issue Is War, Take Nothing for Granted" ... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews, Armstrong To Host Presidential Forum - Posted July 25, 2007
Lance Armstrong and Chris Matthews are teaming up to make sure the candidates for president don't forget to, in Armstrong's words, "discuss the No. 1 killer in this country:" cancer. It's part of the two-day Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum to be held in Cedar Rapids, IA. Matthews and Armstrong will... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.25.07 - Posted July 25, 2007
Good morning Washington. A CNN release announced, "CNN continues the trend of record-breaking debates with Monday night's CNN/YouTube Debate posting the highest P18-34 delivery in cable news history" An ABC release announced, "ABC's 'World News with Charles Gibson' averaged 7.2 million Total Viewers and 1.7/8 among Adults 25-54, placing second in ... [FishbowlDC]

"The Future of FBN" - Posted July 21, 2007
Alexis Glick, FBN's Director of Business News, appeared as a guest on FNC's Cavuto on Business this morning. Toward the end of the show, host Neil Cavuto went around the table for predictions (a la Chris Matthews' "Tell Me Something I Don't Know). Glick, steeri... [TVNewser]

Hott 4 Hill Girl Comes To MSNBC - Posted July 20, 2007
MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews has tapped actress/singer/model/interviewer/blogger Taryn Southern to be a judge for its Campaign Ad Challenge. Southern is the charmer who wrote and starred in the Hott 4 Hill video last month. Check it out ... [TVNewser]

How About A 5 a.m. Newscast? - Posted July 20, 2007
Jon Friedman profiles C-SPAN host Brian Lamb and depicts his "scary level of news consumption:""I found it amusing when Lamb griped that he couldn't find ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.18.07 - Posted July 18, 2007
Good morning Washington. Do tell! What are these mythical "other" beaches you are running off to? An ABC release announced, "For the twelfth consecutive week, ABC's 'World News with Charles Gibson' was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Hous... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.17.07 - Posted July 17, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you think LateNightShots.com is disgusting. Slate's Jack Shafer writes, "Homer Simpson Has What the Bancrofts Want -- Editorial independe... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews Gets Shouted Down - Posted June 20, 2007
And on this morning's "Morning Joe," colleague Joe Scarborough said, "I think it's right that Chris Matthews got shouted down for asking that question. ... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews Ruvs Obama - Posted June 19, 2007
As moderator Chris Matthews questioned Sen. Barack Obama at today's American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, he said: MATTHEWS: So much of what you say just grabs people like me, because it sounds like Bobby Kennedy. It sounds like the '60s at its absolute best. (APPLAUSE) Also, Fishwrap reports some of... [FishbowlDC]

Journo Ringtones - Posted June 19, 2007
This is, admittedly, a trend we'd like to see more of: Media ringtones. You can have Chris Matthews yell "Let's play Hardball!" every time your cell phone rings (but, come on, we'd much rather hear his "HA!" laugh. Who will make FishbowlDC's day and send us a .wav of that?!?). What are... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 06.01.07 - Posted June 1, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think tanning is not so much sexy, but cancer causing. The Association of Health Care Journalists launched a new website. Check out Norah O'Donnell ... [FishbowlDC]

Yes, That Was... - Posted May 30, 2007
Chris Matthews singing, "Lets Face the Music and Dance" at David Shuster's wedding. There just has to be a video of that somewhere...don't make us beg (although we totally will). ... [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]

Will Other Washingtonians Say "No" To "Imus"? - Posted April 11, 2007
MediaMatters has the comprehensive list of Imus guests for 2007, including such Washingtonians as Howard Fineman, Tim Russert, Andrea Mitchell, David Brooks, Mary Matalin, Bob Schieffer, Chris Matthews, Judy Woodruff, Jim Lehrer, Evan Thomas, Pat Buchanan, Chris Wallace, Paul Begala, Howard Kurtz, David Shuster, Thomas Friedman, George Stephanopoulos, Kelly O'Donnell, Jim... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.27.07 - Posted March 27, 2007
Good morning Washington The hometown team is favored to win it all. FishbowlDC has learned that Ben Giliberti is no longer a wine writer at the Washington Post. A reader comments, regarding ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.19.07 - Posted March 19, 2007
Most of your brackets are already broken. Stupid Duke. More on AssignmentZero. "For Bookstores, a Real Page-Turner: Digital or Paper? Take Your Pick." Look out ... [FishbowlDC]

Who Will Win Pundit March Madness - Posted March 13, 2007
From the Baltimore Sun: Talking Head Division Inside the Beltway Arena, Washington, D.C. Robert Novak (1st seed) vs. Newt Gingrich (16th seed) - He may have helped to "out" CIA operative Valerie Plame, but he's not flaming out. Top-seeded Bobbie "The Bulldog" Novak, despite some troubles this season, is supremely confident, as usual, as... [FishbowlDC]

Matthews Going To Nathan's - Posted February 23, 2007
Chris Matthews will join Carol Joynt at Nathan's for the Q&A Cafe, Tuesday, March 27. For Reservations: Jon Moss 202.338.2000 ... [FishbowlDC]

Obamagate Fallout: Is Hillary's Communications Director On Way Out? - Posted February 22, 2007
The plot thickens in L.A. following yesterday's Democratic campaign sludge-slinging between Camps Clinton and Obama over comments made by David Geffen in a Times article. Now Nikki Finke reports that ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Obamagate Fallout: Is Hillary's Communications Director On Way Out? - Posted February 22, 2007
The plot thickens in L.A. following yesterday's Democratic campaign sludge-slinging between Camps Clinton and Obama over comments made by David Geffen in a Times article. Now Nikki Finke reports that ... [FishbowlNY]

Taking Out The Trash, 02.13.07 - Posted February 13, 2007
Seems the snow will have no effect on D.C. journos. Thank goodness! An ABC release announced that "Nightline" "continues to build its audience through expanding their presence on the web. For 2006, 'Nightline' online grew an impressive 140% compared to 2005 and over 12 million page views were downloaded "a phenomenal... [FishbowlDC]

Russert On Matthews - Posted February 9, 2007
On this morning's "Imus," NBC's Tim Russert denied that he hates Chris Matthews (earlier). "He's a friend, he's a colleague," Russert said, adding that his kids went (go?) to high school together, "he's been to my house, I've been to his house." He said he was "stunned" when he heard that... [FishbowlDC]

Tidbits - Posted February 8, 2007
From here: "Tim Russert preparing to take the stand. Apparently the jury was given the Style section of the Washington Post, which contained Howard Kurtz's article about the trial. It was missed by whoever screens the papers, and now there is some deliberation about what the jury read." MSNBC says they ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Eat Food! - Posted February 7, 2007
FishbowlDC headed to the Palm today to flirt apparently to see what happens when you combine a bunch of media nerds (Chris Matthews, Tucker Carlson, Tammy Haddad, Shelby Poduch, Pam Stevens, Katherine O'Hearn and Ted Greenberg) with an attractive celebrity: Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson. Not missing a beat -- despite the... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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