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A Grim Ending for The Colbert Report - Posted December 11, 2014
[caption id="attachment_235718" align="alignright" width="225"] Credit: Scott Gries (PictureGroup)[/caption] The Colbert Report is inching closer to the end. The lineup leading up to Stephen Colbert's final show on Thursday, Dec. 18, starts with a guest appearance on Dec. 15 from ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Grim Ending for The Colbert Report - Posted December 11, 2014
[caption id="attachment_235718" align="alignright" width="225"] Credit: Scott Gries (PictureGroup)[/caption] The Colbert Report is inching closer to the end. The lineup leading up to Stephen Colbert's final show on Thursday, Dec. 18, starts with a guest appearance on Dec. 15 from ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Gawker Shakes Up Leadership | Guardian EIC to Step Down - Posted December 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Gawker Shakes Up Leadership | Guardian EIC to Step Down - Posted December 11, 2014
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John Oliver Ends Season with a Bang from the 'Salmon Cannon' - Posted November 10, 2014
Ahead of his performance tomorrow at "The Concert for Valor" on the National Mall, John Oliver ended the inaugural season of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" with a segment poking fun at a Washington state news story which featured a cannon that could launch salmon over dams. Oliver gathered an impressive list of... [FishbowlDC]

Judy Collins, Woody Allen's Singing Writer and the Dish on the Definitive Bob Hope Biography - Posted November 5, 2014
The usual head-spinning Wednesday scene at Michael's got an added boost of adrenaline today as Michael McCarty and his indefatigable staff presided over the jam-packed dining room while preparing for this evening's main event. The famed eatery is celebrating 25 years in New York and to commemorate the imp... [GalleyCat]

Judy Collins, Woody Allen's Singing Writer and the Dish on the Definitive Bob Hope Biography - Posted November 5, 2014
The usual head-spinning Wednesday scene at Michael's got an added boost of adrenaline today as Michael McCarty and his indefatigable staff presided over the jam-packed dining room while preparing for this evening's main event. The famed eatery is celebrating 25 years in New York and to commemorate the imp... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Judy Collins, Woody Allen's Singing Writer and the Dish on the Definitive Bob Hope Biography - Posted November 5, 2014
The usual head-spinning Wednesday scene at Michael's got an added boost of adrenaline today as Michael McCarty and his indefatigable staff presided over the jam-packed dining room while preparing for this evening's main event. The famed eatery is celebrating 25 years in New York and to commemorate the imp... [FishbowlNY]

Final 'Colbert Report' is Dec. 18 - Posted October 31, 2014
You'll only have about 7 more weeks of "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central, which is probably just fine with Sean Hannity. "On December 18, my show is ending," Colbert announced last night, just before a bit on voter apathy about the midterms, which included George Takei... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper on His Mother's Love Life - Posted October 9, 2014
From Ebola to his mother's dating habits David Letterman's interview with Anderson Cooper last night ran the gamut. Cooper, son of designer and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, 90, told Letterman that while he's not the son of Fra... [TVNewser]

Debut Novelist John Kenney Wins Thurber Prize for American Humor - Posted October 1, 2014
Guest post written by Kelsey Manning (@kelseyMmanning) Before Thurber Prize winner John Kenney settled in to read a selection from his novel Truth in Advertising, h... [GalleyCat]

Morning Media Newsfeed: CNN Hires Carney | Sony, Viacom Reach Cloud-Based TV Deal - Posted September 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: CNN Hires Carney | Sony, Viacom Reach Cloud-Based TV Deal - Posted September 11, 2014
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Rachel Maddow on Ferguson: 'It Doesn't Make Sense' - Posted August 30, 2014
Like her MSNBC colleagues, Rachel Maddow has covered the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent protests in Ferguson extensively. Earlier this week, she told David Letterman her thou... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: NewsHour Names Just EP | Discovery, Sony Make Gains - Posted August 1, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: NewsHour Names Just EP | Discovery, Sony Make Gains - Posted August 1, 2014
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Jay Carney Talks About the 'Tension' Between the White House and the Press Pool - Posted July 31, 2014
Now that he's no longer the White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney has a lot to say about the job. Last night he was on David Letterman reflecting on the relationship between himself and the press pool, one that's not always so congenial. One need only go back to footage of a... [PRNewser]

Jay Carney Talks About the 'Tension' Between the White House and the Press Pool - Posted July 31, 2014
Now that he's no longer the White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney has a lot to say about the job. Last night he was on David Letterman reflecting on the relationship between himself and the press pool, one that's not always so congenial. One need only go back to footage of a... [AgencySpy]

Jay Carney Hits Up 'The Late Show With David Letterman' - Posted July 31, 2014
Last night on "The Late Show With David Letterman," former White House press secretary Jay Carney joined as a guest while the show's host read off several of Carney's past responses to members of the WH Press Corps. Referring to times he used, "No comment," Carney told Letterman, "I tried to make... [FishbowlDC]

After Joan Rivers Walks Out On CNN, David Letterman Walks Out on Joan Rivers - Posted July 8, 2014
On David Letterman's show, airing tonight on CBS, Joan Rivers was in the middle of explaining why she walked out on her interview with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield over the weekend, when Letterman walked out on her. Rivers said Whitf... [morningmedianewsfeed]

After Joan Rivers Walks Out On CNN, David Letterman Walks Out on Joan Rivers - Posted July 8, 2014
On David Letterman's show, airing tonight on CBS, Joan Rivers was in the middle of explaining why she walked out on her interview with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield over the weekend, when Letterman walked out on her. Rivers said Whitf... [FishbowlNY]

Harvey Weinstein, Ron Meyer and the Secrets of Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach - Posted June 11, 2014
It was the usual mix of moguls on the menu (Harvey Weinstein and Ron Meyer at Table Four), seasoned with a smattering of stylistas, social types and a gener... [GalleyCat]

Harvey Weinstein, Ron Meyer and the Secrets of Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach - Posted June 11, 2014
It was the usual mix of moguls on the menu (Harvey Weinstein and Ron Meyer at Table Four), seasoned with a smattering of stylistas, social types and a gener... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Harvey Weinstein, Ron Meyer and the Secrets of Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach - Posted June 11, 2014
It was the usual mix of moguls on the menu (Harvey Weinstein and Ron Meyer at Table Four), seasoned with a smattering of stylistas, social types and a gener... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Walters Signs Off | Abramson/NYT Fight Unfolds | FCC Approves Proposal - Posted May 16, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Walters Signs Off | Abramson/NYT Fight Unfolds | FCC Approves Proposal - Posted May 16, 2014
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Was Monica Lewinsky Close to Becoming a Co-Host on 'The View'? - Posted May 15, 2014
Barbara Walters continued her busy week last night as a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman," but got uncharacteristically tongue-tied on one topic. "Umm...I won't tell you what we have done, but, it would have been possible," Walters said about possibly having Monica Lewinsky as a co-host on the... [TVNewser]

Bret Baier: 'After I Saw that, I Said 'We Are Dropping the Ball on that Coverage' - Posted May 2, 2014
Bret Baier is taking a cue from John Oliver. The Fox News "Special Report" host was watching Oliver's inaugural show on HBO last Sunday when it hit him that the world's big... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Amazon, HBO Ink Deal | Net Neutrality on The Ropes | Mixed News for Gannett - Posted April 24, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Amazon, HBO Ink Deal | Net Neutrality on The Ropes | Mixed News for Gannett - Posted April 24, 2014
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Which Airline is Like Fox News? - Posted April 23, 2014
George Will is enjoying life as a Fox News contributor; so much so, he thinks of it like riding a popular airline. "Fox News is like getting on a Southwest Airlines plane," Will told ... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts Tells David Letterman: 'I'm Healthier and Happier Than I've Ever Been' - Posted April 23, 2014
Robin Roberts will be signing copies of her new book "Everybody's Got Something" at Barnes & Noble on 46th Street and 5th Avenue in New York Cit... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: NBC Goes Digital | ABC Leads News Demo | Colbert to Visit Late Show - Posted April 16, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: NBC Goes Digital | ABC Leads News Demo | Colbert to Visit Late Show - Posted April 16, 2014
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Bill O'Reilly: 'Hard to Fathom' Colbert Attracting Conservatives on 'Late Show' - Posted April 15, 2014
While wrapping up the "O'Reilly Factor" last night, Bill O'Reilly chimed in on Stephen Colbert's ascension to ... [TVNewser]

Suey Park Vows to Continue Fighting the Colbert Fight - Posted April 11, 2014
As news broke yesterday of Stephen Colbert's ascension to the David Letterman throne, there was another wave of mockery directed on Twitter at Suey Park, the Asian woman who spearheaded #CancelColbert. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Suey Park Vows to Continue Fighting the Colbert Fight - Posted April 11, 2014
As news broke yesterday of Stephen Colbert's ascension to the David Letterman throne, there was another wave of mockery directed on Twitter at Suey Park, the Asian woman who spearheaded #CancelColbert. ... [FishbowlNY]

Suey Park Vows to Continue Fighting the Colbert Fight - Posted April 11, 2014
As news broke yesterday of Stephen Colbert's ascension to the David Letterman throne, there was another wave of mockery directed on Twitter at Suey Park, the Asian woman who spearheaded #CancelColbert. ... [TVSpy]

Colbert on 'Late Show': 'I Do Not Envy Whoever They Try to Put in That Chair' - Posted April 11, 2014
The announcement that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as the host of "The Late Show" next year was a hot topic on the Comedy Central last night. On "The Colbert Report,... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Colbert to Late Show | CNN Revamps Primetime | ABC News Ups Goldston - Posted April 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Colbert to Late Show | CNN Revamps Primetime | ABC News Ups Goldston - Posted April 11, 2014
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Stephen Colbert Is Your New David Letterman - Posted April 10, 2014
So there'll be no need to #CancelColbert after all. When we first heard that Colbert was among those in consideration for Letterm... [PRNewser]

Stephen Colbert to Succeed David Letterman as Host of 'The Late Show' - Posted April 10, 2014
It's official: Stephen Colbert will take over as the host of CBS' "The Late Show" when David Letterman ... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' Wakes Up ABC Late Night Timeslot - Posted April 7, 2014
ABC's "Nightline" averaged 1.67 million Total Viewers in the first quarter of 2014, giving ABC its best performance in the 12:35amET time period during a Q1 in 11 years, but drawing less than half the audience than it did when it aired an hour earlier. "Nightline" finished second in the time period,... [TVNewser]

David Letterman: Late Night's Version of a Super-Charged Volvo Station Wagon - Posted April 7, 2014
If you never saw the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode featuring David Letterman, now is the time to ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Letterman: Late Night's Version of a Super-Charged Volvo Station Wagon - Posted April 7, 2014
If you never saw the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode featuring David Letterman, now is the time to ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AP Journalists Shot | Schultz's Legal Woes | Blade Sues U.S. Gov't - Posted April 7, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: AP Journalists Shot | Schultz's Legal Woes | Blade Sues U.S. Gov't - Posted April 7, 2014
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The Saturday Ticker: Bream, O'Brien, 'Late Show' - Posted April 5, 2014
Fox News' Shannon Bream will interview Jeb Bush tomorrow during "America's News HQ" at 1pmET. Bream will speak to the former Florida governor about the 25th anniversary of George H.W. Bush's presidency and the 2016 presidential election. Soledad O'Brien pens an ess... [TVNewser]

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

David Letterman Retirement News Creates Social Buzz - Posted April 4, 2014
The news that David Letterman will retire from CBS' "Late Show" set social media on fire yesterday. UberVU via HootSui... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Letterman to Retire | Mozilla's Eich Resigns | Fusion's TV First - Posted April 4, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Letterman to Retire | Mozilla's Eich Resigns | Fusion's TV First - Posted April 4, 2014
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David Letterman to Leave 'Late Show' - Posted April 3, 2014
During the taping of tonight's "Late Show," David Letterman announced next year will be his last on the show he's hosted for more than two decades. Letterman, who turn... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Letterman to Leave 'Late Show' - Posted April 3, 2014
During the taping of tonight's "Late Show," David Letterman announced next year will be his last on the show he's hosted for more than two decades. Letterman, who turn... [FishbowlNY]

Is Jimmy Fallon's social success fueling his strong ratings? - Posted March 25, 2014
There was certainly a good chance that Jimmy Fallon's early ratings success would be largely attributable to the Olympics bump he got during his first week as host of 'The Tonight Show' ... [Lost Remote]

Fallon's First Month: 120M+ Social Media Impressions - Posted March 24, 2014
Forget Nielsen. The company that matters when it comes to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is the one called RelishMIX. Per a report by AP television writer ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fallon's First Month: 120M+ Social Media Impressions - Posted March 24, 2014
Forget Nielsen. The company that matters when it comes to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is the one called RelishMIX. Per a report by AP television writer ... [FishbowlNY]

Arizona High School Pair Headed for Worldwide Pants Festival - Posted March 19, 2014
Now in its fifth year, the Worldwide Plays Festival put on by David Letterman's production company and Writopia Lab can always be counted on to showcase fresh new talent. When the 2014 edition rolls around in May, the precocious playwright ranks will include Arizona high school students Peter Chip... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Arizona High School Pair Headed for Worldwide Pants Festival - Posted March 19, 2014
Now in its fifth year, the Worldwide Plays Festival put on by David Letterman's production company and Writopia Lab can always be counted on to showcase fresh new talent. When the 2014 edition rolls around in May, the precocious playwright ranks will include Arizona high school students Peter Chip... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly Has Some Questions For Beyonce - Posted March 17, 2014
Appearing on "The Late Show with David Letterman" Friday, Bill O'Reilly revisited his comments on Beyonce. "She's very talented, and we like Beyonce, but her new recordings and video is pretty... [TVNewser]

Ellen's Oscars Moments Still Causing Stir on Social - Posted March 7, 2014
Five days after Ellen Degeneres' star-studded Oscars selfie that obliterated the previous retweet record and humongous pizza order, social media is still reacting. "The Simpsons" on Fox has their own version of the Oscars selfie. .@TheEllenShow Oscar Selfie: A wider view. ... [Lost Remote]

Tom Brokaw: 'Very Pleased' With the Progress of Cancer Treatment - Posted March 7, 2014
NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw discussed his multiple myeloma bone marrow cancer with David Letterman last night, saying he would like to keep the matter as private as possible. "I'm very pleased with the prog... [TVNewser]

How Jimmy Fallon is winning the late night battle online - Posted March 6, 2014
Jimmy Fallon's first week as 'Tonight Show' host brought in a nightly average of 8.5 million vie... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You 'The Beatles -- A Grammy Salute' - Posted February 18, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos p... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show' Farewell - Posted February 10, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos ... [Lost Remote]

NBC 'Confident' in Olympic Security Measures - Posted January 25, 2014
With the Olympics just two weeks away, NBC is comfortable with the security measures in place for its 2,300 employees that will travel to Sochi, the Los ... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper Talks Dennis Rodman, Chris Christie on 'Late Night' - Posted January 11, 2014
During an appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman" this week, Anderson Cooper gave his take on Dennis Rodman's ... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Previews Bill O'Reilly's 'New Book' - Posted October 17, 2013
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" last night. The government shutdown took up most of the conversation, but Letterman also asked O'Reilly about his book, and revealed what his next book should be: "Killing Time," a history of the "Late Show" putting people to... [TVNewser]

PR Challenge: What Should the World's Ugliest Animal Do Now? - Posted September 14, 2013
This week the Ugly Animal Preservation Society announced that the blobfish has officially won the title of being the ugliest animal on the planet. This, of course, is not good news for any living creature--especi... [AgencySpy]

Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld: Nothing But Net Worth - Posted August 20, 2013
What's $100 million between very rich friends? We don't usually cover reverse-PR gambits like this one today from intelligence firm ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld: Nothing But Net Worth - Posted August 20, 2013
What's $100 million between very rich friends? We don't usually cover reverse-PR gambits like this one today from intelligence firm ... [FishbowlNY]

Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld: Nothing But Net Worth - Posted August 20, 2013
What's $100 million between very rich friends? We don't usually cover reverse-PR gambits like this one today from intelligence firm ... [semanticweb.com]

Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld: Nothing But Net Worth - Posted August 20, 2013
What's $100 million between very rich friends? We don't usually cover reverse-PR gambits like this one today from intelligence firm ... [AllTwitter]

Who Should Ellen Dance With at Next Year's Oscars? - Posted August 2, 2013
There are so many show-open possibilities that come to mind for Ellen DeGeneres March 2 under the tutelage of telecast producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. And since Billy Crystal ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Who Should Ellen Dance With at Next Year's Oscars? - Posted August 2, 2013
There are so many show-open possibilities that come to mind for Ellen DeGeneres March 2 under the tutelage of telecast producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. And since Billy Crystal ... [FishbowlNY]

Jesse Watters Gets Meta: Interviews Letterman Audience After O'Reilly Appearance - Posted June 21, 2013
Fox News "O'Reilly Factor" producer Jesse Watters presented one of his trademark "man on the street" segments on the program last night. Watters decided to get meta, asking audience members of CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" how his boss Bill ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Talks Father's Day, JFK - Posted June 19, 2013
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly talks to the AP about adapting his many b... [TVNewser]

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

A.J. Clemente: Cursing Incident Was 'a Perfect Storm of a Whole Bunch of Mistakes' - Posted April 25, 2013
A.J. Clemente's media tour continued last night with an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman." The former KFYR anchor, who was fired Monday... [TVSpy]

Fired Bismarck Anchor A.J. Clemente Makes the Morning Show Rounds: 'When I First Saw the Clip, It Was Gut-Wrenching' - Posted April 24, 2013
Former KFYR anchor A.J. Clemente, who was fired from the Bismarck NBC affiliate after anchoring just one newscast for sayin... [TVSpy]

A.J. Clemente, Right up there with Sue Simmons and Ernie Anastos - Posted April 23, 2013
David Letterman's Top 10 list Monday night was all about A.J. Clemente, the former (once) weekend anchor a... [SocialTimes.com]

AP LA's Anthony McCartney on the Joys of Covering Celebrity Courtroom Drama - Posted April 10, 2013
Although there will be some fireworks during Katherine Jackson vs. AEG, this legal matter will in all likelihood not be as striking to AP entertainment reporter Anthony McCartney as the Conrad Murray tria... [FishbowlLA]

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

Hollywood Reporter Delivers a Leno Lollapalooza - Posted March 27, 2013
You'd think a guy who took a huge pay cut in 2012 on behalf of one of NBC's few TV ratings hits would be bullet proof within the network's executive ranks. But while Matthew Belloni's Hollywood Reporter... [FishbowlLA]

NBC and Jimmy Fallon Need a Late Night Time Machine - Posted March 21, 2013
The late night ratings wars have never been funny. From David Letterman and Jay Leno to Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon, the bitter rivalries and backdoor deals only remind the public of how desperate the television ind... [PRNewser]

John Harbaugh Making The Rounds, Including His Favorite Morning Show - Posted February 4, 2013
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is making the TV rounds after leading his team to a Super Bowl championship last night. Obviously CBS had the scoop last night during the post-game coverage, but the Harbaugh interview tour continues today. The Ravens coach appeared on "CBS This Morning" and on "Today." One... [TVNewser]

Letterman's Top 10 Changes Coming To CNN - Posted January 31, 2013
From last night's "Late Night with David Letterman," the top 10 changes coming to CNN. The full list in print form is after the jump. 10. The Situation Room now hosted by The Situation 9. Sanjay Gupta's hilarious new sitcom: "Two Broke Guptas" 8. Changing pron... [TVNewser]

Al Gore To Make TV Rounds To Promote Book That Trashes TV News - Posted January 24, 2013
Former Vice President Al Gore, who sold Current TV to Al Jazeera a few weeks back, is about to make a round of TV appearances. The appearances are ostensibly tied to the release of his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, but v... [TVNewser]

One Night In, Kimmel Tops Letterman In Ratings, But Falls Short of 'Nightline' - Posted January 9, 2013
On his first night at 11:35, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" beat "The Late Show with David Letterman," in the ratings drawing nearly 3.1 million viewers. That said... [TVNewser]

Jimmy Kimmel: 'Is It Too Late To Call 'Nightline' And Get Them Back?' - Posted January 9, 2013
ABC launched its new late night lineup last night with "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at 11:35et/10:35ct on most ABC stations followed by "Nightline." "I want to thank our network ABC for this vote of confidence," said Kimmel, adding, "It was a big decision. It's a risky decision. Some might even say it was... [TVNewser]

Kathy Griffin Talks About Her Anderson Cooper Moment On Letterman - Posted January 3, 2013
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who once again co-hosted CNN's New Year's Eve special with her friend Anderson Cooper, went on "The Late Show with David Letterman" to talk about this year's wacky "moment." "If you think this is the part where I a... [TVNewser]

Late Night Ratings: 'Nightline' Tops November Sweeps In Viewers, News and Entertainment Demos - Posted December 1, 2012
In its penultimate month at 11:35 PM, and the final sweeps period in that timeslot, ABC's "Nightline" topped late night in total viewers, the key news demo of adults 25-54 and the key entertainment demo of adults 18-49. This is the 4th straight November sweeps that "Nightline" has won in total viewers,... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Late Night Ratings: 'Nightline' Tops November Sweeps In Viewers, News and Entertainment Demos - Posted December 1, 2012
In its penultimate month at 11:35 PM, and the final sweeps period in that timeslot, ABC's "Nightline" topped late night in total viewers, the key news demo of adults 25-54 and the key entertainment demo of adults 18-49. This is the 4th straight November sweeps that "Nightline" has won in total viewers,... [FishbowlNY]

Late Night Ratings: 'Nightline' Tops November Sweeps In Viewers, News and Entertainment Demos - Posted December 1, 2012
In its penultimate month at 11:35 PM, and the final sweeps period in that timeslot, ABC's "Nightline" topped late night in total viewers, the key news demo of adults 25-54 and the key entertainment demo of adults 18-49. This is the 4th straight November sweeps that "Nightline" has won in total viewers,... [FishbowlLA]

Oprah on Letterman Chat: 'It felt like Dave was giving me therapy' - Posted November 27, 2012
David Letterman invited Oprah Winfrey to his alma mater, Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana Monday. ... [TVNewser]

Romney is Butt of Late Night, Study Finds - Posted October 31, 2012
No wonder GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney avoids late night talk shows. The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason ... [FishbowlDC]

ICYMI: Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow Drop By 'Late Show' - Posted October 27, 2012
David Letterman had on both Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow on his show last week. Maddow on Tuesday, O'Reilly on Wednesday. Both talked about the debates, the final weeks of the election, the issues that aren't coming up, and a bunch of other ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ICYMI: Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow Drop By 'Late Show' - Posted October 27, 2012
David Letterman had on both Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow on his show last week. Maddow on Tuesday, O'Reilly on Wednesday. Both talked about the debates, the final weeks of the election, the issues that aren't coming up, and a bunch of other ... [FishbowlNY]

ICYMI: Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow Drop By 'Late Show' - Posted October 27, 2012
David Letterman had on both Bill O'Reilly and Rachel Maddow on his show last week. Maddow on Tuesday, O'Reilly on Wednesday. Both talked about the debates, the final weeks of the election, the issues that aren't coming up, and a bunch of other ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow's Long Day - Posted October 24, 2012
Talk about a long day. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow not only hosted her own primetime program yesterday, but she also made an afternoon talk show appearance, and a late night comedy stop as well. Three very different types of programs, requiring very different ways of talking about the world. On the syndicated talk... [TVNewser]

Howard Stringer on CBS News: 'A Wonderful Period of My Life and Looking Back on it, the Happiest' - Posted October 19, 2012
Sir Howard Stringer is the chairman of the giant multinational Sony Corp. But Sir Howard says his days as executive producer of the "CBS Evening News," was "a wonderful period of my life and looking back on it, the happiest." Stringer, named a Giant of Broadcasting yesterday at a ceremony in... [TVNewser]

Howard Stringer Still Treasures the Memory of His Lunches with Johnny Carson - Posted October 19, 2012
What better place for Sir Howard Stringer to reminisce about the great Johnny Carson than the annual Giants of Broadcasting event? The chairman of Sony's board was feted at yesterday's 10th anniversary edition in New York City alongside ... [FishbowlLA]

Jimmy Kimmel Tops White House and Emmys with Dave - Posted October 15, 2012
A dream year for Jimmy Kimmel is about to get dreamier. On top of getting the news that his show will be moving in the New Year to 11:35 p.m. and hosting major powwows on both coasts... [FishbowlLA]

'Nightline' Wins 2011-2012 Season, As Overall Late Night Viewership Falls - Posted September 28, 2012
For the third season running, "Nightline" was the #1 show in late night topping NBC's "The Tonight Show" and CBS's "The Late Show." But as "Nightline" prepares for a late night shift, the show will likely see a drop-off in viewership with the hope of staying #1 against ... [TVNewser]

Another Correction From 'Fox & Friends' - Posted September 20, 2012
Another day, another clarification from "Fox & Friends." Apparently taking a cue from The Drudge Report, the FNC morning program showed a picture of President Obama talking to a pirate this morning, with the chyron "Too busy for Israel: President Finds Time For Pirate, Letterman." The only problem is that the... [TVNewser]

FishbowlLA's Oscar Host Suggestion: Nathan Lane - Posted September 5, 2012
We've floated this idea past a couple of media colleagues with unimpeachable Academy Awards expertise. One is a full-time kudos season chronicler; the other, a published Hollywood history author and film PR whiz. Since both gave our suggestion the big Broadway thumbs up, FishbowlLA is now officially proposing it to the... [FishbowlLA]

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

Jimmy Kimmel Leads the Charge into a New Era of Late Night - Posted August 21, 2012
Late night TV just got a wake-up call. ABC has announced that ... [PRNewser]

Why Did 'Nightline' Get Demoted? The Answer Is Pretty Simple: Jimmy Kimmel Wanted 11:35 PM - Posted August 21, 2012
For years now there have been rumors that ABC would swap "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." In 2013, it will finally happen. The reason is very simple: ... [TVNewser]

ABC Swaps 'Nightline', 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' - Posted August 21, 2012
ABC News is swapping the timeslots of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in January. In a memo to ABC staffers this afternoon, president Ben Sherwood wrote... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Takes Home TCA Award - Posted July 29, 2012
The Television Critics Association held the "TCA Awards" during theSummer press tour last night in Beverly Hills. CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes" took home the prize for "Outstanding Achievement in News & Information." Other winners included HBO's "Game of Thrones," Showtime's "Homeland," AMC'... [TVNewser]

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

The Morning Ticker: Regis, 'Nightline,' Owens - Posted May 25, 2012
In his return to television hosting, Regis Philbin fills in for Piers Morgan Tuesday night. Regis gets a rare interview with "Late Show" host David Letterman. "Nightl... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly and David Letterman Fist Bump and Make Up - Posted May 24, 2012
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly made one of his occasional visits to the world of late night TV yesterday, appearing on the CBS "Late Show with David Letterman." As is usually the case, Letterman and O'Reilly got into a heated debate, this time about U.S. foreign policy, Iraq and the economy. This... [TVNewser]

From The Tonight Show to Marie Callender's - Posted May 18, 2012
The last time Conan O'Brien dropped in on David Letterman, Y2K was topical monologue material. In the intervening years, the prize they both coveted also slipped right through O'Brien's fingers. The red-haired one did not sound entirely convincing when he insisted (at the top of the clip below) that he ... [FishbowlLA]

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

When Mika Met Yasser Arafat, the Pope and Hit Menachem Begin with a Golf Cart - Posted May 9, 2012
Morning Mika Brzezinski went on the "Late Show with David Letterman" last night recounting growing up as the daughter of the National Security Adviser. Which meant a childhood of meeting world leaders including Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat, Pope John Paul II, and tapping Israeli Prime Mi... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann on 'This Week' Roundtable - Posted April 19, 2012
Keith Olbermann will be part of the roundtable on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" this Sunday. Olbermann joins ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann: 'I Screwed Up. I Screwed Up Really Big on This' - Posted April 4, 2012
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Keith Olbermann: 'I Screwed Up. I Screwed Up Really Big on This' - Posted April 4, 2012
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Keith Olbermann Gets Serious on David Letterman - Posted April 3, 2012
After his appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" this evening, Keith Olbermann ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Drops a Bomb on 'Late Show' - Posted March 27, 2012
This TVNewser was at the Ed Sullivan Theater Monday afternoon for the taping of "Late Show with David Letterman." Letterman spent two segments with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow talking about her new book, ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Mugs a Guy - Posted January 5, 2012
Brian Williams stopped in at the Ed Sullivan theater yesterday for an appearance on David Letterman's show. Dave and Brian chatted about the outcome of the Iowa Caucuses, that fire drill... [TVNewser]

ID's 'On the Case' Hires Letterman Extortionist, Former CBS News Producer Joe Halderman - Posted December 29, 2011
TVNewser has learned that Investigation Discovery's "On the Case with Paula Zahn" has hired Joe Halderman, the CBS Ne... [TVNewser]

A Charles Osgood, Darlene Love Duet that would make Bing Crosby Smile - Posted December 24, 2011
In a special Christmas Morning performance, "CBS Sunday Morning" host Charles Osgood and singer Darlene Love will perform "White Christmas," with Osgo... [TVNewser]

Two Weeks After Slurring Words During KEYC Newscast, Annie Stensrud Arrested For DUI - Posted December 22, 2011
KEYC anchor Annie Stensrud, who appeared earlier this month to be slur... [TVSpy]

KEYC Anchor Annie Stensrud Speaks Out About 'Uncharacteristic Newscast' - Posted December 9, 2011
After video of her "uncharacteristic" Sunday-night newscast went viral earlier this week, KEYC anchor ... [TVSpy]

Letterman Tops Leno in November Sweeps Ratings - Posted December 2, 2011
It had been a long time (Think, three years before Monica Lewinsky and her blue dress were the late night fodder of choice) since David Letterman... [GalleyCat]

Letterman Tops Leno in November Sweeps Ratings - Posted December 2, 2011
It had been a long time (Think, three years before Monica Lewinsky and her blue dress were the late night fodder of choice) since David Letterman... [FishbowlLA]

In Muncie, Indiana? Watch David Letterman Interview Rachel Maddow Today - Posted December 2, 2011
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will be broadcasting tonight's show from the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Why? Because she is being interviewed by Ball State's most famous alumnus, CBS "Late Show"... [TVNewser]

Ahead of 'Where in the World' Kickoff, Matt Lauer Shares Travel Tips with David Letterman - Posted November 4, 2011
Monday marks the return of "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?," which the "Today" show has resurrected after a three-year hiatus for November sweeps. Lauer gave viewers a clue to his first destination on the show this morning: "It conjures up thoughts of a child's worst fright, but there... [TVNewser]

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Leykis Finalizing His Talk Radio Return - Posted October 26, 2011
Tom Leykis fans have April 2, 2012 clearly marked on their calendars. On that Monday, Leykis--having happily and dutifully fulfilled a guaranteed five-year CBS Radio contract--will launch a new weekday radio talk show, a little... [FishbowlLA]

Bill O'Reilly and David Letterman Agree on Something - Posted October 14, 2011
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly was a guest on the "The Late Show with David Letterman" last night to promote his new book, Killing Lincoln, but as it almost always does with these two, the discussion turned to politics. O'Reilly and Letterman, who have a history of ... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' Takes Season's Top Late Night Spot For the Second Year Running - Posted September 22, 2011
For the second year in a row, ABC News' "Nightline" topped NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and CBS' "Late Show with ... [TVNewser]

WNYW Anchor Ernie Anastos Gets the David Letterman 'Top 10' Treatment - Posted September 6, 2011
In the days following Hurricane Irene's devastating march up the East Coast, David Letterman did a fitting Top 10 list on the Late Show. You'll recall, every local TV station went ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WNYW Anchor Ernie Anastos Gets the David Letterman 'Top 10' Treatment - Posted September 6, 2011
In the days following Hurricane Irene's devastating march up the East Coast, David Letterman did a fitting Top 10 list on the Late Show. You'll recall, every local TV station went ... [FishbowlNY]

'Nightline' #1 Last Week - Posted August 12, 2011
ABC's "Nightline" won the late night race last week in Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers, while NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" edged out a win in A18-49 viewers. For the third straight week, "Nightline" was up from the same week last year in To... [TVNewser]

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

Hope Solo on George Lopez Show Tonight - Posted July 21, 2011
Hope Solo, the goalie for the United States Women's World Cup soccer team that lost to Japan in the finals, ... [SportsNewser]

Keith Olbermann Appears on the 'Late Show,' Tells David Letterman Why He Left MSNBC - Posted May 19, 2011
Former MSNBC "Countdown" host (and soon to be Current TV "Countdown" host) Keith Olbermann appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" last night, his first TV appearance since leaving the NBC Universal-owned cable channel. While Olbermann has hardly been silent since ... [TVNewser]

Katie on Katie and Dave on Katie: 'So that means here at CBS, Andy Rooney is the perkiest person' - Posted May 14, 2011
Katie Couric has just four more "Evening News" broadcasts left. As she announced last night that next Thursday will be her final broadcast, Couric added, "That night we'll take a look back at some of the amazing stories we've covered over the past five years." As Couric was announcing her departure... [TVNewser]

Which TV News Anchor Was Using Stephen Colbert's Bathroom? - Posted May 5, 2011
From last night's "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central: a certain high-profile TV news anchor, in the middle of some oft-reported contract negotiations, makes a surprise appearance, along with "Late Show" host David Letterman. ... [TVNewser]

New Madden cover boy Hillis to read Letterman Top 10 tonight - Posted April 28, 2011
Browns running back Peyton Hillis, the new cover boy for Madden 12 as voted on by fans, will read the Top 10 list on Late Night wth ... [SportsNewser]

How Is a HuffPo Striker Like an L.A. Comedian? - Posted April 4, 2011
Some contributors to the Huffington Post have decided it's time to stop giving away their work for free. That might sound snort-worthy -- yeah, right. Good luck with that. By this point, "content" is so widely devalued in many corners of the Internet that the writers may have little chance of... [MediaJobsDaily]

Defamation & Plagiarism Claims Against Jerry & Jessica Seinfeld Dismissed - Posted March 2, 2011
A New York State Supreme Court justice dismissed claims of plagiarism and defamation leveled against cookbook author Jessica Seinfeld and her comedian husband, Jerry Seinfeld. The feud began when cookbo... [GalleyCat]

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

A Tale of Two Interviews: Donald Rumsfeld on CBS' 'Late Show' and MSNBC's 'Andrea Mitchell Reports' - Posted February 22, 2011
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been making the rounds to talk about his new memoir, Known and Unknown. Last night he was a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman," and his afternoon appeared on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitch... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Tale of Two Interviews: Donald Rumsfeld on CBS' 'Late Show' and MSNBC's 'Andrea Mitchell Reports' - Posted February 22, 2011
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been making the rounds to talk about his new memoir, Known and Unknown. Last night he was a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman," and his afternoon appeared on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitch... [FishbowlNY]

Anderson Cooper Talks About Being Attacked in Egypt on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' - Posted February 10, 2011
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was a guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman" last night, and he talked about his experiences in Egypt, including being attacked by a mob. Letterman: Tell us about that experience Cooper: Being pummeled? Letterman: Yes! Cooper: I don't recommend it ... [TVNewser]

Back In The U.S., Anderson Cooper Making Rounds to Talk Egypt - Posted February 7, 2011
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper returned to the U.S. from Egypt over the weekend, and now that is back in-country, he is preparing to take on the talk show circuit to discuss his experience over there. Tonight, Cooper will be a guest on "... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Keeps Keith Olbermann on Deck 'If anything happens' on CBS' 'Late Show' - Posted February 1, 2011
Keith Olbermann was backstage last night (Update: This clip is from 2008) on "Late Show with David Letterman" with stage manager Biff Henderson just in case "anything happens" to Letterman -- referring to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. ... [TVNewser]

ABC Slates Barbara Walters Heart Surgery Special - Posted January 21, 2011
ABC has scheduled a new primetime Barbara Walters special focusing on people that have undergone heart surgery."A Barbara Walters Special: A Matte... [TVNewser]

You Can Blame Dave For The Knicks Losing Streak - Posted January 21, 2011
We all know about the Madden curse. But the Letterman curse? The New York Knicks haven't won since ... [SportsNewser]

Piers Morgan Jokes About Punching Larry King - Posted January 21, 2011
CNN's 9 PM host Piers Morgan appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" last night, and received some advice from Letterman on how to spice things up: ... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Spoofs Verizon iPhone - Posted January 13, 2011
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Bruce Willis Squeaks Onto IMDB's Top 25 - Posted December 20, 2010
Posted today, the names and titles populating IMDB's user-generated lists of 2010's Top 25 Movies and ... [FishbowlLA]

Cam Newton Does David Letterman's "Top Ten" List - Posted December 14, 2010
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Bill O'Reilly Talks 'The View,' Republican Presidential Nominees on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' - Posted December 12, 2010
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly was a guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" Thursday night to promote his book Pinheads and Patriots. Among other topics, Letterman asked O'Reilly about the now-infamous walk-off on ABC's "The View." "I was thinking, this is great, this is terrific. I hope they all le... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' Continues #1 Run - Posted December 3, 2010
ABC News' "Nightline" was the No. 1 show last week and for the November sweep, among Total Viewers, the A18-49, and A25-54 demos. This is the first time "Nightline" has outperformed both "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Show with ... [TVNewser]

Chilean Miners to Appear on 'AC360' Monday - Posted November 21, 2010
CNN will run an interview with five of the Chilean miners, and two of their rescuers Monday during "AC360," the network says. Anchor Anderson Cooper spoke to the men this weekend when they were in Los Angeles for the taping of the "CNN Heroes" event. While some of the men have been... [TVNewser]

Late Night Author: Leno Not the Villain - Posted November 17, 2010
On today's edition of KCRW's The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell... [FishbowlLA]

'Nightline' #1 Five Weeks in a Row - Posted November 11, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" has now been number one in late night five weeks in a row in Total Viewers topping David Letterman on CBS and Jay Leno on NBC. Letterman and Leno each won in younger viewers -- Leno in A18-49, Letterman in A25-54 -- but "Nightline" was second in both... [TVNewser]

Conan O'Brien Raking in the Cabbage for TBS - Posted November 5, 2010
Conan O'Brien is bringing home the bacon for his new cable network. Advertising for the upcoming show "Conan" is reportedly selling at $30k to $40k for a 30-second spot -- an amount that rivals the ad prices for Letterman and ... [FishbowlLA]

David Letterman's 'Top 10 Signs There is Trouble at Fox News' - Posted October 9, 2010
"The Late Show with David Letterman" took on Fox News this week after the network ran story about Los Angeles police buying jetpacks that turned out to be a hoax. Yes, there is a Rick Sanchez joke too. ... [TVNewser]

Vernon Jordan, Paul Shaffer and Richard Belzer Grab a Bite at Michael's - Posted October 6, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Harvey Keitel (who, we hear, is a pretty nice guy) by a day, but the usual suspects kept things hopping in the dining room at Michael's today. By now, we've grown used to seeing ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vernon Jordan, Paul Shaffer and Richard Belzer Grab a Bite at Michael's - Posted October 6, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Harvey Keitel (who, we hear, is a pretty nice guy) by a day, but the usual suspects kept things hopping in the dining room at Michael's today. By now, we've grown used to seeing ... [FishbowlNY]

Jon Stewart on Rick Sanchez: 'Flawed but fascinating to watch' - Posted October 5, 2010
Jon Stewart had to wait three full days -- decades in TV news time -- to fully discuss Rick Sanchez's dismissal last week and his thoughts on Sanchez calling Stewart a "bigot." "It's one of those days I'm thinking, 'why don't we tape on Friday?,'" said Stewart on "The Daily Show" last... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart Mocks Rick Sanchez - Posted October 3, 2010
Jon Stewart made his first comments about Rick Sanchez last night at a benefit in New York City. The Hollywood Reporter ... [TVNewser]

A Mixed Ratings Bag for ABC's 'Nightline' the Week of Sept. 20 - Posted October 1, 2010
It was a mixed bag for ABC's "Nightline" the week of Sept. 20, as the program finished third in total viewers to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and the "Late Show with David Letterman." The AB... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Lead the Way at News and Documentary Emmy Awards - Posted September 28, 2010
Last night the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out this year's News and Documentary Emmy Awards. The broadcast networks, led by CBS, NBC, PBS and ABC, led the way with a combined 20 wins. The only cable news channel to take home an award was CNBC for its... [TVNewser]

Letterman Extortionist Joe Halderman Won't Attend Emmys - Posted September 24, 2010
The CBS News producer who attempted to extort late night talk show host David Letterman may have been nominated for a News and Doc... [TVNewser]

Another Good Week For 'Nightline' - Posted September 10, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" outperformed CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" among Total Viewers and adults 18-49, and tied the program among adults 25-54. NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" took home ... [TVNewser]

'The View' Planning 3,000th Episode Special - Posted September 6, 2010
In addition to having David Letterman on for its 14th season premiere tomorrow, ABC's "The View" is also set to celebrate its 3000th show later this ... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' Tops Letterman 20 Consecutive Weeks - Posted September 2, 2010
ABC News' "Nightline" finished last week on top of the late night ratings race -- ahead of NBC's "The Tonight Show" and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman." The ABC News program tied Jay Leno... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Extortionist Joe Halderman Out of Jail - Posted September 2, 2010
The former CBS News producer who tried to extort "Late Show" host David Letterman was released from prison early today for good behavior, the AP ... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Makes First Guest Appearance on 'The View' - Posted August 31, 2010
As Barbara Walters returns from an extended leave following heart surgery, she'll welcome David Letterman to "The View" for his first-ever appearance on the show. The 14th season of "The View" premieres next Tuesday, Sept. 7... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Tries to Convince Brian Williams Not to do 'The Tonight Show' - Posted August 29, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams was on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" last week, and while their conversation was wide-ranging, the highlight was an awkward and hilarious exchange about Jay Leno. Quoth Williams: "Let's talk abou... [TVNewser]

Jimmy Kimmel Gifts Cookies to 'This Week' Staff - Posted August 12, 2010
On Monday we reported that ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel sent new "This Week" host Christiane Amanpour and her staff boxes of pizza as a welcome gift. It ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Talks Fox News, CNN on Letterman - Posted August 4, 2010
Last night MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman. Among other topics, Maddow talked about the Shirley Sherrod scandal, as well as Fox News: ... [TVNewser]

Letterman Extortionist Nominated for News & Doc Emmy - Posted July 15, 2010
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations this morning for the 31st News and Documentary Emmy Awards, and, yes, David Letterman ... [TVNewser]

Late Night Ratings: Nightline Tops In Total Viewers During Odd Week - Posted July 9, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" had the most total viewers among the late night shows for the week of June 28. The news program finished second behind "The Late Show with David Letterman" among viewers 25-54 and 18-49. It was an unusual week, with "The Tonight Show with ... [TVNewser]

Late-Night Ratings: 'Nightline' Draws More Viewers than Letterman in Q2 - Posted July 1, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" averaged more total and 25-54 viewers than CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" in the just completed second quarter of 2010. That hasn't happened in a Q2 in 10 years. "Nightline," which was also #2 in 18-49, had its largest Q2 total viewer average in ... [TVNewser]

Glenn Selig Doing Stand Up Job With New Client, Bin Laden 'Hunter' Gary Faulkner - Posted June 29, 2010
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Late-Night Ratings: Week of June 14 - Posted June 25, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" continues to find success in the A25-54 and A18-49 demos, drawing the most viewers in late-night in those categories for the fourth week thanks, in part, to the NBA Finals. NBC's "Tonight" show was able to maintain its top spot as the most watched show in the time slot. "Nightline"... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz Is A Leno Guy - Posted May 22, 2010
Our sister blog FishbowlDC grills MSNBC host Ed Schultz in the FishbowlDC Interview. Schultz comes out as an NBC Universal company man, saying he prefers Jay Leno over his predecessor ... [TVNewser]

Late-Night Race Getting Tight - Posted May 14, 2010
Things are getting closer at 11:35, with the gaps between NBC's "Tonight" show, ABC's "Nightline," and CBS' "Late Show" shrinking once again. The time slot's lone news program, "Nightline," was second across the board once again, growing week-to-week in total viewers and the demos and cutting the gap with ... [TVNewser]

Conan Turns Down Letterman, Oprah, King Interviews - Posted May 5, 2010
•It looks like Sunday's interview on "60 Minutes" is the most we'll be hearing from Conan O'Brien any time soon about his departure from NBC. PopEater's Rob Shuter ... [TVNewser]

Joe Halderman Sentenced to Six Months - Posted May 4, 2010
•CBS "48 Hours" producer Joe Halderman was sentenced today to six months jail time, starting immediately, in the extortion plot against "Late Show" host David Letterman. More from ... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' Again Number 2 in Late Night - Posted April 30, 2010
ABC's "Nightline" made it five weeks as the second-most-watched late night show, finishing behind NBC's Jay Leno, but ahead of CBS' David Letterman in total viewers. Both "Nightline" and the "... [TVNewser]

Kitty Kelley's "Oprah" Hits Tomorrow - Posted April 12, 2010
Famed Washington author Kitty Kelley's "Oprah" hits bookshelves tomorrow. The unauthorized biography has been causing quite a stir even before its release, allegedly blackballed by ... [FishbowlDC]

Oprah Winfrey Supporters Won't Book Kitty Kelley and Her Unauthorized Biography - Posted April 9, 2010
In an interview with the NY Times, biographer Kitty Kelley (pictured) alleged that some of television's biggest shows would not book Kelley to... [GalleyCat]

Friends of Oprah Winfrey Not Booking Unauthorized Biographer During Promotional Tour - Posted April 9, 2010
A high profile biographer, Kitty Kelley, is about to release a much anticipated, albeit unauthorized biography of one of the biggest names in media, Oprah Winfrey. One would think all of the b... [PRNewser]

'Nightline' Tops Letterman, Leno Monday Night - Posted March 23, 2010
•With a little help from "Dancing with the Stars," ABC's "Nightline" drew 4.87 million Total Viewers Monday night, which was more than Jay Leno (4.19 million) and David Letterman (4.12 million), according to overnight fast affiliate numbers. "Nightline" also drew the... [TVNewser]

Leno Returns Strong Against Letterman, 'Nightline' - Posted March 11, 2010
The Olympics are over. Jay Leno is back. David Letterman's live again. The late-night race is on. In the first week of his return to 11:35, Leno handily topped the l... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Comments On Halderman Case as Former Producer Heads to Jail - Posted March 10, 2010
Following his Top 10 list last night, David Letterman talked about yesterday's guilty plea from former CBS News producer Joe Halderman. "I need to talk to you about a segment of... [TVNewser]

Joe Halderman to Plead Guilty in Letterman Extortion Scandal - Posted March 9, 2010
Robert "Joe" Halderman, the CBS "48 Hours" producer accused of attempting to blackmail David Letterman for $2 million, will plead guilty in Manhattan toda... [TVNewser]

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

'Nightline' Posts Best Demo Ratings in Over a Year - Posted February 11, 2010
David Letterman and "The Late Show" may enjoy being the lone comedy act at 11:35, for now, but ABC's "Nightline" is also enjoying one less competitor after the late local news. Year-to-year, "Nightline" is up 9% among Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Last week, the ABC N... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno Finally Moves Back to His Old Time Slot - Posted February 9, 2010
In the triumph of the human spirit story of the decade, the beaten but not out Jay Leno is leaving the 10:00 time slot for the original Tonight Show spot after the local news. What a nail biter. Tear jerker. Heart warmer. On a serious note: here are some pictures o... [FishbowlLA]

Super Bowl PR Winners and Losers - Posted February 8, 2010
[Coke teams up with The Simpsons for their Super Bowl ad.] This is more AgencySpy's territory, but PRNewser wanted to provide a quick recap of who "won" and who "lost" in last night's Super Bowl marketing bonanza. Winners: Pepsi Refresh Although the jury is still out on Pepsi's decision to skip the Super Bowl in... [PRNewser]

The Leno, Letterman and Oprah Super Bowl Spot - Posted February 8, 2010
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Letterman Adds A Female Staff Writer - Posted February 4, 2010
One upside from the David Letterman extortion/sex scandal: a woman has been added to the late night comedian's writing team. The New York Times ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Letterman Adds A Female Staff Writer - Posted February 4, 2010
One upside from the David Letterman extortion/sex scandal: a woman has been added to the late night comedian's writing team. The New York Times ... [FishbowlNY]

Krauthammer and Ailes on 'Underpants' Politics - Posted February 1, 2010
Here's the scenario: you're going on a Sunday morning talk show and among a variety of topics, you'll discuss the guy who had bomb material sewn into his underwear for a Christmas Day flight. So what terminology do you use? On Sunday columnist Cha... [FishbowlDC]

NBC Licks Wounds After Late Night Wars - Posted January 22, 2010
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NBC Licks Wounds After Late Night Wars - Posted January 22, 2010
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Letterman, 'Nightline' Draw More Viewers Than Conan Despite Late Night Wars - Posted January 22, 2010
With all the attention placed on Conan O'Brien's "Tonight" show last week, the NBC program averaged an additional 1 million total viewers compared to the week prior. Despite that, the "Tonight" show was still only the third most-watched show on the bro... [TVNewser]

Former E&P Editor On His Dimissal|Conan Fights For Staff|Entrepreneur To Launch New Site|Halderman Case Continues|No Summer Breaks For Broadcast Nets - Posted January 19, 2010
Huffington Post: Ousted ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Former E&P Editor On His Dimissal|Conan Fights For Staff|Entrepreneur To Launch New Site|Halderman Case Continues|No Summer Breaks For Broadcast Nets - Posted January 19, 2010
Huffington Post: Ousted ... [FishbowlNY]

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Halderman Case - Posted January 19, 2010
•Joe Halderman's motion to dismiss the case against him in the David Letterman extortion plot was denied by a state supreme court judge this morning, r... [TVNewser]

Conan v. Leno: The End of The Week - Posted January 15, 2010
Can you believe it: this time last week we were going about our Friday afternoon business, completely unaware that the following week would see the dra... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Conan v. Leno: The End of The Week - Posted January 15, 2010
Can you believe it: this time last week we were going about our Friday afternoon business, completely unaware that the following week would see the dra... [FishbowlNY]

Conan Discusses His Options - Posted January 12, 2010
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Conan Discusses His Options - Posted January 12, 2010
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Leno, Conan, 'Nightline' and the Late-Night Ratings - Posted January 8, 2010
The NYTimes's Bill Carter reports today on a new NBC plan "to restore Jay Leno to his old spot at 11:35 each weeknight for a half-hour, while pushing the man who replaced him, ... [TVNewser]

Will Leno Return To 11:30? - Posted January 8, 2010
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Will Leno Return To 11:30? - Posted January 8, 2010
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Letterman Moves Back to #1 Against 'Nightline' - Posted December 18, 2009
CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" regained the top spot against NBC's "Tonight" show and ABC's "Nightline" last week. "Nightline," which came in second, drew the largest audience the previous five weeks. "Nightline" was down week-to-week, but remained atop "Tonight" ... [TVNewser]

Henneberger on the Bitch of Schumer's Remark - Posted December 17, 2009
Politics Daily's Editor-in-Chief Molly Henneberger is sick as a dog (not a bitch) with the flu. But the bitch of it is, she has had to "rouse herself from her sick bed" (the e-mail reports) to take ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News Awarding "Bernies" to Naughty Newsmakers - Posted December 17, 2009
On December 30, ABC News will present "Bernies" to the worst-behaved newsmakers of 2009 during a special year-end broadcast of Nightline. This is the network's first annual presentation of the awards, named after convicted conman Bernard Madoff. Winners in four categories -- politicians, moneymen, stars & wannabes and sick & twisted... [FishbowlDC]

Tis The Season...For Person Of The Year Polls - Posted December 1, 2009
Since it's now December (eek) the year that was 2009 is coming to a close. And you know what that means: for the next few weeks, end of the year lists and "best of" retrospectives will be filling up all of the magazines and Web sites that we love to read. In... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tis The Season...For Person Of The Year Polls - Posted December 1, 2009
Since it's now December (eek) the year that was 2009 is coming to a close. And you know what that means: for the next few weeks, end of the year lists and "best of" retrospectives will be filling up all of the magazines and Web sites that we love to read. In... [FishbowlNY]

Nielsen's Sale Of THR, Billboard May Be Completed Soon|A Visual Of Declining Mag Ad Revenue|Letterman Mocks NY1|Newsday Picketed - Posted November 19, 2009
The Wrap: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Nielsen's Sale Of THR, Billboard May Be Completed Soon|A Visual Of Declining Mag Ad Revenue|Letterman Mocks NY1|Newsday Picketed - Posted November 19, 2009
The Wrap: ... [FishbowlNY]

Major Garrett a "Conscientious Objector" in FNC vs. White House - Posted November 19, 2009
The AP's David Bauder has a behind the scenes look at Major Garrett's interview with Pres. Obama Wednesday morning in China. Garrett, Fox's senior White House correspondent, described the backstage atmosphere as "very calm, very rational, very relaxed. "Look, I wasn't going to litigate wha... [TVNewser]

Letterman: I Have Never Used the Word 'Douche' - Posted November 17, 2009
This is ... [FishbowlLA]

'Nightline' Draws More Viewers than Letterman and Conan Last Week - Posted November 13, 2009
ABC's "Nightline" was a #1 last week in Total Viewers and the 18-49 demo ahead of CBS' "Late Show" and NBC's "Tonight" show. The first place Total Viewer gap was only 2,000 viewers. David Letterman's program was first in the 25-54 demo. It was also the 20th consecutive we... [TVNewser]

Letterman, Halderman Lawyers Make Morning Show Rounds - Posted November 11, 2009
The attorneys for both David Letterman (Daniel Horwitz) and Joe Halderman (Gerald Shargel) appeared together this morning on ABC's "Good Morning America" with Chris Cuomo, CBS' "The Early Show" with ... [TVNewser]

On The Menu: Are Young Viewers Leaving Network TV For Good? - Posted November 11, 2009
Where has the bulk of Jay Leno's young audience gone? Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, host Jason Boog of GalleyCa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

On The Menu: Are Young Viewers Leaving Network TV For Good? - Posted November 11, 2009
Where has the bulk of Jay Leno's young audience gone? Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, host Jason Boog of GalleyCa... [FishbowlNY]

Joe Halderman in Court. Who's Paying for his Defense? - Posted November 11, 2009
"Only one, maybe two" staffers at "48 Hours Mystery" have contributed to the reported $100,000 defense fund for suspended "48" producer Joe Halderman, says Susan Zirinsky, executive producer of the CBS newsmagazine. ... [TVNewser]

Spot.Us Funded Garbage Patch Story Published|Self's January Issue Shows Ad Promise|Letterman Extorter Appears In Court|Layoffs At A&E, Lifetime|Director Speaks Out Against Times Critic - Posted November 10, 2009
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Spot.Us Funded Garbage Patch Story Published|Self's January Issue Shows Ad Promise|Letterman Extorter Appears In Court|Layoffs At A&E, Lifetime|Director Speaks Out Against Times Critic - Posted November 10, 2009
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Halderman 'Suspended Without Pay,' Appearing in Court - Posted November 10, 2009
Alleged David Letterman blackmailer Joe Halderman is appearing in court today where h... [TVNewser]

Halderman Heads to Court Tomorrow - Posted November 9, 2009
CBS News producer Joe Halderman will appear in a Manhattan court tomorrow for his first hearing regarding the David Letterman extortion scandal, which came to light just over a month ago. NY Observer's Felix Gillet... [TVNewser]

Interview: Hollywood Publicist Liza Anderson, Founder, Anderson Group Public Relations - Posted November 2, 2009
Liza Anderson knows it's not easy to grow your agency in the midst of a recession. Her tricks: Hard work, hiring lots of great people, and "constant hustling." Anderson founded Anderson Group Public Relations, and has since taken on a numb... [PRNewser]

'Nightline' on Top with Letterman, Conan in Repeats - Posted October 29, 2009
With David Letterman and Conan O'Brien in repeats, ABC's "Nightline" returned to first place in Total Viewers ahead of CBS' "Late Show" and NBC's "Tonight" show, a position it last held in ... [TVNewser]

Letterman Writer Opens Up About 'Sexually Charged Atmosphere' - Posted October 28, 2009
•Tonight on HLN's "The Joy Behar Show," Behar will have the exclusive television interview with former David Letterman writer-turned Sabrina author, Nell S... [TVNewser]

Former Letterman Writer Reveals Late Night's Dirty Secret: No Women Writers - Posted October 27, 2009
Today's Vanity Fair article by former "Late Night with David Letterman" writer Nell Scovell star... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Former Letterman Writer Reveals Late Night's Dirty Secret: No Women Writers - Posted October 27, 2009
Today's Vanity Fair article by former "Late Night with David Letterman" writer Nell Scovell star... [FishbowlNY]

Digital Azbee Finalists Announced|New York Not For Sale|Fortune Plans To Cut Issues|Letterman Sex Tape - Posted October 22, 2009
WebNewser: ASBPE an... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Digital Azbee Finalists Announced|New York Not For Sale|Fortune Plans To Cut Issues|Letterman Sex Tape - Posted October 22, 2009
WebNewser: ASBPE an... [FishbowlNY]

'Nightline' Still Outdrawing Conan - Posted October 22, 2009
CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" remained in first place last week as ABC's "Nightline" came in a close second. NBC's "Tonight Show" was in third by a gap of 1.42M viewers. This makes 17 weeks that "Nightline" has had more Total Viewers than ... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin to Appear on Oprah Next Month...Allegedly - Posted October 20, 2009
Former GOP veep candidate/Alaska governor Sarah Palin is scheduled to appear on Oprah Winfrey's day-time talk show on November 16th, ... [FishbowlLA]

CBS News Investigating Halderman - Posted October 14, 2009
Felix Gillette reports in the NY Observer that the CBS News investigative unit is following through on claims that it would look into the David Letterman/... [TVNewser]

Rush Yanks The Media's Chain|USA TODAY Publisher Addresses Circ Decrease|Wasserstein Hospitalized|NYT Cancels Subscriptions|Letterman Still Facing Challenges - Posted October 12, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rush Yanks The Media's Chain|USA TODAY Publisher Addresses Circ Decrease|Wasserstein Hospitalized|NYT Cancels Subscriptions|Letterman Still Facing Challenges - Posted October 12, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlNY]

Letterman #1 Last Week, 'Nightline' #2 - Posted October 9, 2009
After Bill Clinton and Barack Obama helped boost CBS' "Late Show" ratings the... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: October 4, 2009 - Posted October 8, 2009
While NBC's "Meet the Press" retained its first place rank in Total Viewers last Sunday, CBS' "Face the Nation" was #1 in the A25-54 demo. "CBS Sunday Morning," which had a segment on Paul Shaffer featurin... [TVNewser]

Talking PR And "Spin" On The Menu - Posted October 8, 2009
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Talking PR And "Spin" On The Menu - Posted October 8, 2009
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Letterman Blackmailed: Joe Halderman Speaks: 'I'm Not Trying to Hide or Run.' - Posted October 7, 2009
For the first time since his arrest a week ago on charges he tried to extort $2 million from David Letterman, CBS News producer Joe Halderman is talking, though he's not saying... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Joan Collins Holds Court at Table One, Plus Barbara Walters & Vernon Jordan - Posted October 7, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The dining room at Michael's was buzzing as boldface names settled in to plot their next big move and dish over their Cobb salads. We overhead plenty of chatter about the David Letterman and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Joan Collins Holds Court at Table One, Plus Barbara Walters & Vernon Jordan - Posted October 7, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The dining room at Michael's was buzzing as boldface names settled in to plot their next big move and dish over their Cobb salads. We overhead plenty of chatter about the David Letterman and ... [FishbowlNY]

Letterman Blackmailed: Did a '48 Hours' Mystery Inspire Halderman? - Posted October 7, 2009
Gawker has a theory that alleged David Letterman extortionist Robert "Joe" Halderman got the idea for the plot after working on a specific story for CBS' "48 Hours" where he was a producer: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.07.09 - Posted October 7, 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. Yesterday's featured desk was ... [FishbowlDC]

Letterman Blackmailed: The Diary That Did in Dave - Posted October 6, 2009
Joe Halderman, the "48 Hours" producer accused of blackmailing David Letterman used pages from his former girlfriend's diary which described her ongoing affair with the "Lat... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.06.09 - Posted October 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. Guess who's moving into their new office and whose... [FishbowlDC]

Letterman Apologizes To Wife, Staff - Posted October 6, 2009
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Letterman Apologizes To Wife, Staff - Posted October 6, 2009
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Letterman's Monologue From Last Night - Posted October 6, 2009
For comedians this will forever be etched in legend. It's... [FishbowlLA]

Alleged Letterman Blackmailer Colleague of Olbermann - Posted October 6, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlLA]

Letterman Blackmailed. Dave Apologizes: "I Got My Work Cut Out For Me" - Posted October 5, 2009
After explaining in embarrassing detail the extortion plot against him Thursday night, tonight David Letterman took time to apologize to his staff and his wife. Here's the transcript released by Worldwide Pants: ... [TVNewser]

CBS Tries To Remove Unauthorized Videos Of Letterman's Extortion Explanation - Posted October 5, 2009
The New York Times reported last night that CBS had worked over the weekend to scrub the Internet of... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CBS Tries To Remove Unauthorized Videos Of Letterman's Extortion Explanation - Posted October 5, 2009
The New York Times reported last night that CBS had worked over the weekend to scrub the Internet of... [FishbowlNY]

Keith Olbermann on Joe Halderman: 'This is Exactly the Guy We Knew' - Posted October 4, 2009
On his MLB blog Baseball Nerd, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann writes about having known Joe Halderman, the CBS News producer arrested in an extortion plot against David Letterman. ... [TVNewser]

Letterman Blackmailed: CBS Execs Didn't Know About Plot Until Final Hours - Posted October 3, 2009
More details are being revealed in the case of "48 Hours" producer Joe Halderman in the alleged extortion plot against David Letterman. The New York Times reports Halderman had gone to work Thursday, even at... [TVNewser]

David Letterman on CBS 'Sunday Morning', But Not Talking About That - Posted October 2, 2009
In an interview taped Tuesday, two days before he testified before a Manhattan grand jury in the alleged extortion case involving him, David Letterman sat down with CBS' ... [TVNewser]

Letterman Blackmailed: Who is Robert 'Joe' Halderman? - Posted October 2, 2009
Robert Halderman, who as of this writing is still an employee of CBS News, though suspended, has posted $200,000 bail and is free tonight. Newsday's Verne Gay has been keeping ... [TVNewser]

WaPo, Bloomberg Join Forces|Wenner Changes Distributors For Us|Denver Web Site Stops Producing New Content|David Letterman Scandal Round-Up - Posted October 2, 2009
FishbowlDC: The Washington Post has ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WaPo, Bloomberg Join Forces|Wenner Changes Distributors For Us|Denver Web Site Stops Producing New Content|David Letterman Scandal Round-Up - Posted October 2, 2009
FishbowlDC: The Washington Post has ... [FishbowlNY]

Letterman Blackmailed: Robert Halderman Pleads Not Guilty - Posted October 2, 2009
CBS News employee Robert Halderman pleaded not guilty at his arraignment this afternoon. Earlier today, the New York District Attorney ... [TVNewser]

ABC's 'Nightline' #2 Last Week Despite Strong Ratings - Posted October 2, 2009
ABC's 'Nightline" had its best Total Viewer average in nearly a year last week, but it still wasn't enough to maintain the program's first-place streak against CBS' "Late Show" and NBC's "Tonight" show. David Letterman, now in the news for quite a ... [TVNewser]

Hugh Jackman Drops in on CBS News Meeting; Katie Couric: 'It's Been a Hard Day Around Here' - Posted October 2, 2009
Exclusive: TVNewser has learned Katie Couric brought a special guest to the morning meeting of the CBS Evening News - actor Hugh Jackman. Jackman was at CBS Broadcast Center to take part in a... [TVNewser]

On The Menu: Letterman Scandal, Dick Cheney, Apple's Tablet - Posted October 2, 2009
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On The Menu: Letterman Scandal, Dick Cheney, Apple's Tablet - Posted October 2, 2009
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Letterman Blackmailed: CBS News Employee Robert Halderman Charged with 'One Count of Grand Larceny' - Posted October 2, 2009
Today at 11:42amET, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau confirmed that "48 Hours Mystery" producer Robert Halderman (a.k.a. Joe Halderman) was arrested yesterday outside of ... [TVNewser]

Rubenstein's Tom Keaney Repping Letterman - Posted October 2, 2009
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Letterman Reveals Extortion Plot, Admits Sexual Relationships With Staffers - Posted October 2, 2009
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Letterman Reveals Extortion Plot, Admits Sexual Relationships With Staffers - Posted October 2, 2009
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Letterman Takes on His Blackmailer - Posted October 2, 2009
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Letterman Blackmailed, CBS News Employee Arrested. "I Need to Protect My Family. I Need to Protect Myself. I Hope to Protect My Job" - Posted October 2, 2009
A CBS News "48 Hours" employee is under arrest accused of trying to blackmail David Letterman. The employee was arrested yesterday, three weeks after a package was left in Letterman's car that included, in Letterman's words "creepy" information about the "Late Sho... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.30.09 - Posted September 30, 2009
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Obama's "Late Night" With Letterman - Posted September 22, 2009
Yesterday, ... [FishbowlDC]

For Round Six, The Top Ten - Posted September 21, 2009
Insiders tell us the "Late Show with David Letterman" taping is happening right now with Pres. Obama and it includes the Top 10 reasons Obama came on the show. They include: Obama thought it would be fun to see someone else get heckled; the appearance was part of a cash for clunkers... [TVNewser]

Grading Obama: Five Down, One to Go - Posted September 21, 2009
President Barack Obama's five Sunday morning talk show interviews aired yesterday (after being filmed back to back from the White House Roosevelt Room on Friday). That leaves Obama with one major interview left in his latest media blitz: tonight the President will ... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.21.09 - Posted September 21, 2009
The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce toasts Kiki Ryan's new position with Politico at the Silver Spring home of Jessica Hoy on Sunday. Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading Lis... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama to Make "Late Show" Appearance Next Week - Posted September 15, 2009
Well, Jay Leno didn't get a prime time interview with the President last night, but David Letterman will get a late night one next week. Broadcasting & Cable reports and the White House confirms to the press corps that President Obama will... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's 'Nightline' #1 Again - Posted September 11, 2009
For the week of August 31, "Nightline" was able to top new episodes of "Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. ... [TVNewser]

Anna Wintour Visits Letterman - Posted August 25, 2009
Last night, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Anna Wintour Visits Letterman - Posted August 25, 2009
Last night, ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List 08.25.09 - Posted August 25, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. In honor of DC's Restaurant Week, we're bringing... [FishbowlDC]

With Letterman in Reruns, 'Nightline' is Back on Top - Posted August 13, 2009
ABC's "Nightline" returned to the top spot in Total Viewers last week drawing 3.25M Total Viewers. The show came in second in the A25-54 demo to "The Tonight Show" as Conan O'Brien continues to win with younger viewers but struggles in the Total Viewer category. O'Brien, with new programs, came in... [TVNewser]

Drawing Thomas Pynchon - Posted July 31, 2009
As Thomas Pynchon fans count the days until the August 4th release of "Inherent Vice," ... [GalleyCat]

Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow Make Late Night Rounds - Posted July 30, 2009
Tuesday night it was Katie Couric on the Late Show with David Letterman. Last night Rachel Maddow was on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Corporate synerg... [TVNewser]

Three Weeks at #1 for Nightline - Posted July 16, 2009
For the third week in a row, ABC's "Nightline" has placed first in Total Viewers against Conan O'Brien and David Letterman. Last week, Nightline narrowly beat out both "The Late Show" and "... [TVNewser]

Palin-Palooza: Media Spoofs, Speculations and Spectacles - Posted July 10, 2009
NY Times: Maureen Dowd walks a mile in Sarah Palin's parka with a spoofed diary entry... [FishbowlDC]

Obama & The Press: A Match Made In Ratings Heaven? - Posted July 6, 2009
"Obama should change his middle name from Hussein to Nielsen," said Gail Shister, a writing instructor at the University of Pennsylvania (and TVNewser columnist) to AP's David Bauder for a piece on President Obama's relationship wit... [FishbowlDC]

Nightline #1 in Late Night Last Week - Posted July 2, 2009
Buoyed by their health care special with Pres. Obama and two days of coverage on the death of Michael Jackson ABC's "Nightline" was #1 among Total Viewers last week, outperforming NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" and CBS' "Late Show with Davi... [TVNewser]

More Michael Jackson Ratings News - Posted July 1, 2009
• Monday's "Nightline" outperformed Conan O'Brien and David Letterman. "Nightline" drew 4.2M Total Viewers, to Conan's 3.08M and a Letterman rerun which brought in 3.33M. In addition to Jackson, Monday's "Nightline" reported on the Bernard Madoff... [TVNewser]

YouTube Launches Reporter Center|Wikipedia Co-Founder Helped The Times|Hachette Reorganizes Auto Brands|Atlantic City Paper's Editor Says Goodbye With Top Ten List|Spitzer Blogs For HuffPo - Posted June 29, 2009
WebNewser: YouTube launched its Reporters Center t... [morningmedianewsfeed]

YouTube Launches Reporter Center|Wikipedia Co-Founder Helped The Times|Hachette Reorganizes Auto Brands|Atlantic City Paper's Editor Says Goodbye With Top Ten List|Spitzer Blogs For HuffPo - Posted June 29, 2009
WebNewser: YouTube launched its Reporters Center t... [FishbowlNY]

"Nightline" Beats "Letterman" and "O'Brien" For Third Straight Night - Posted June 29, 2009
"Nightline," which devoted their Friday show to Michael Jackson, outperformed both CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" and NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," according to Nielsen fast affiliate time period data. Friday marked th... [TVNewser]

"Nightline" Takes First with Michael Jackson News - Posted June 26, 2009
Last night's "Nightline" anchored by Martin Bashir with coverage on the death of Michael Jackson was seen by 5.26 million Total Viewers, outdrawing David Letterman's 4.36 million on CBS and ... [TVNewser]

Health Care Special Last At 10, But First at 11:35 - Posted June 25, 2009
The ABC News special edition of Primetime "Questions for the President: Prescription for America" drew 4.7 million Total Viewers - last in the time slot but ABC's best 10pm audience in six weeks. NBC's "The Philanthropist" won the time period with 7.4M and CBS' "CSI NY" was second with 7.3M. ABC's program... [TVNewser]

Late Night Race Tightens, Nightline Finishes #2 in A18-49 - Posted June 18, 2009
The late-night race is tightening, as just 36,000 Total Viewers separated the three programs last week. NBC's Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien finished first in all categories, followed by CBS' Late Show with David Letterman and ABC's Nightline. Nightline finished 2nd in the A18-49 demo, but a close third in the... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb & Bravo's Housewives Hold Court - Posted June 17, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today, and although the place was filled to the brim with movers and shakers of every stripe, all eyes were on table one: Today's Hoda Kotb presided over a raucous l... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb & Bravo's Housewives Hold Court - Posted June 17, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today, and although the place was filled to the brim with movers and shakers of every stripe, all eyes were on table one: Today's Hoda Kotb presided over a raucous l... [FishbowlNY]

Gov. Palin Makes TV Rounds - Posted June 12, 2009
In what was originally billed as an exclusive, NBC Today Show's Matt Lauer interviewed Gov. Sarah Palin this morning. We learned later this morning just how exclusive Lauer's interview was- Palin also did an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer this morning, to air later today on The Situation Room. On Today... [FishbowlDC]

Gov. Sarah Palin on Today, Then CNN - Posted June 12, 2009
Gov. Sarah Palin appeared on NBC's Today show, in a lengthy interview with Matt Lauer. For more than five minutes, the topic of ... [TVNewser]

Governor Palin Is Not Amused - Posted June 12, 2009
Sarah Palin appeared on the Today Show with Matt Lauer this morning and spoke about the controversial jokes made about her and her daughter by ... [FishbowlLA]

Matt Lauer Gets Exclusive Live Interview With Gov. Sarah Palin - Posted June 11, 2009
Where will Gov. Sarah Palin make her first televised response to David Letterman? NBC's Today show. Matt Laue... [TVNewser]

Letterman Responds To Palin Drama - Posted June 11, 2009
David Letterman has been getting some grief the last few days for jokes he made about Governor Sarah Palin and her 18-year old daughter, teen pregnancy spokesmodel Bristol Palin. Last night he responded- ... [FishbowlLA]

Contessa Brewer's John Ziegler Interview Ends in "Cut The Mic, Please" - Posted June 10, 2009
MSNBC had "Media Malpractice" filmmaker John Ziegler on last hour, and it went pretty much ... [TVNewser]

Nightline In Second Place in Late Night - Posted May 7, 2009
ABC's "Nightline" came in second again last week in Total Viewers behind Jay Leno but ahead of David Letterman. Letterman edged the ABC News show in younger viewers, however. "Nightline" is up 18% compared to the same week last year while NBC's "Tonight Show" was flat and CBS' "Late Show" increased 3%.... [TVNewser]

With Abdul On and Leno Out, Nightline Wins Late Night - Posted April 24, 2009
ABC's Nightline outperformed both NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman in the Nielsen overnight metered markets last night. Nightline had a 3.7 HH rating, while Leno had a 3.1 and Letterman had a 2.7. In younger viewers (A25-54) Nightline had a 1.8 to Leno's 1.4... [TVNewser]

With New Late Shows, Letterman Still Loses to Nightline - Posted April 23, 2009
ABC's Nightline beat CBS' Late Show with David Letterman last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo — with the late night show back in original episodes. NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno was #1. All three shows declined week-to-week in the demo, with only Nightline down in Total Viewers. ... [TVNewser]

Leno on Letterman and How Staying at NBC Is 'a Gamble' - Posted April 14, 2009
In the latest issue of GQ, Jay Leno talks about his decision to stay at NBC, moving to the 10 p.m. time slot and his relationship with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Leno on Letterman and How Staying at NBC Is 'a Gamble' - Posted April 14, 2009
In the latest issue of GQ, Jay Leno talks about his decision to stay at NBC, moving to the 10 p.m. time slot and his relationship with ... [FishbowlNY]

O'Reilly Talks Rush, Beck, Penn on Letterman - Posted April 1, 2009
FNC's Bill O'Reilly spent a rare three segments on the Late Show couch talking to David Letterman last night. The interview had none of ... [TVNewser]

Leno Wins Big With Obama, But Nightline Beats Letterman - Posted March 26, 2009
With the strong ratings Thursday night for President Barack Obama's appearance on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC won the late night week big last week. But ABC's Nightline topped CBS' Late Show with ... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Marries Longtime Girlfriend - Posted March 23, 2009
David Letterman has tied the knot. The late night host announced during a taping of tonight's show that he has married his longtime girlfriend and mother of their son, Regina Lasko. CBS is apparently not releasing clips but here's some quotes:On Thu... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Letterman Marries Longtime Girlfriend - Posted March 23, 2009
David Letterman has tied the knot. The late night host announced during a taping of tonight's show that he has married his longtime girlfriend and mother of their son, Regina Lasko. CBS is apparently not releasing clips but here's some quotes:On Thu... [FishbowlNY]

Letterman on Maddow: "You're Tremendous At This Job" - Posted March 17, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow continued her late night tour on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Liz Smith, Frank Langella & A Bevy of Social Swans - Posted March 11, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The streets may be eerily empty these days (at least you can always get a cab), but you can pretty much count on a full house on Wednesdays at Michael's. Today the dining room was buzzing as media mavens and a fair share of fashionistas made the scene. Before... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Liz Smith, Frank Langella & A Bevy of Social Swans - Posted March 11, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The streets may be eerily empty these days (at least you can always get a cab), but you can pretty much count on a full house on Wednesdays at Michael's. Today the dining room was buzzing as media mavens and a fair share of fashionistas made the scene. Before... [FishbowlNY]

CNBC and Santelli's 'No Comment' After Daily Show Segment - Posted March 6, 2009
CNBC's response to Jon Stewart's Daily Show rant about the network after Rick Santelli's cancellation? Nothing yet. The Associated Press' ... [TVNewser]

Stewart Unloads on CNBC After Santelli Cancellation - Posted March 5, 2009
What happens when you cancel on a comedy show? David Letterman displayed what he would do when Sen. John McCain canceled in September. And last night, after CNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Rush Limbaugh A Weekend Cable Draw - Posted March 3, 2009
When Rush Limbaugh speaks... Fox News and CNN each aired Limbaugh's keynote speech to the CPAC Saturday afternoon. It was the biggest draw all weekend on cable news. • From 4:46pm-6:20pmET Fox News averaged 511,000 A25-54 demo viewers and 2.22M Total Viewers. The... [TVNewser]

Nightline Tops Late Show Last Week - Posted February 27, 2009
ABC's Nightline topped CBS' Late Show with David Letterman last week in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Compared to the same week last year, Nightline grew 24% in Total Viewers and 11% in the demo. It also continues to close the gap with NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (which... [TVNewser]

Patrick Goldstein Pans Oscars, Fans React Sensibly...Just Kidding - Posted February 23, 2009
LAT's Patrick Goldstein is a critic/blogger. He's supposed to give his expert opinion about stuff. That's what he's paid to do. And so he did. He didn't like last night's ... [FishbowlLA]

What is it About David Letterman that Brings Out the Crazy in People? - Posted February 13, 2009
In light of Joaquin Phoenix's meltdown/performance art appearance on David Letterman the other night The Daily Beast has put togethe... [morningmedianewsfeed]

What is it About David Letterman that Brings Out the Crazy in People? - Posted February 13, 2009
In light of Joaquin Phoenix's meltdown/performance art appearance on David Letterman the other night The Daily Beast has put togethe... [FishbowlNY]

Now We'll Coin the Phrase 'Joaquin Through an Interview' - Posted February 12, 2009
As soon as this happened we started getting emails from people send... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List 02.04.09 - Posted February 4, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

Kimmel Moving to Nightline's Slot? Not So Fast - Posted January 28, 2009
The New York Times' Bill Carter brings up the idea of Jimmy Kimmel moving up a half-hour into ... [TVNewser]

Palin: "Katie, You're Not The Center of Everybody's Universe" - Posted January 8, 2009
In a YouTube clip from an upcoming documentary, Gov. Sarah Palin blasts the media, and specifically ... [TVNewser]

CNBCers Around The Dial - Posted January 7, 2009
Squawk Box co-anchor Becky Quick appeared last night on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman (she explained what "Squawk Box" means to the talk show host):... [TVNewser]

Franken and Davis on Letterman - Posted January 6, 2009
The internets are being flooded with old film ... [FishbowlLA]

The Ticker: Anchorman, Quick, Chetry... - Posted January 5, 2009
> Who is the media titan who, "aspired to be a news anchor and worked briefly as a weatherman"? WebNewser has the answer. > CNBC's Becky Quick, co-anchor of Squawk Box, is scheduled as the second guest on tomorrow's Late Show With ... [TVNewser]

Nightline Edges Letterman - Posted December 18, 2008
ABC's Nightline finished ahead of CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in the A25-54 demo last week. The ABC News show tied Letterman in Total Viewers. It is the third week in a row ABC has topped CBS. Nightline is up 13% in Total Viewers and 5% in the demo year-to-year.... [TVNewser]

Cooper Talks Phelps, Peril on Letterman - Posted December 9, 2008
Anderson Cooper appeared on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman last night and discussed the upcoming "Planet in Peril" on CNN (airing Thursday at 9pmET) and his ... [TVNewser]

Nightline Saved By Leno's Move to Primetime? - Posted December 8, 2008
If tonight's news proves true — that Jay Leno will stay with NBC and move to a prime time slot — new life has just been breathed into the once-left-for-dea... [TVNewser]

Couric Accuses Letterman of "Stealing Our Video" - Posted November 21, 2008
Following up on our follow-up about Katie Couric's appearance ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric, Before the Late Show - Posted November 20, 2008
Earlier today we wrote about how last night on his show David Letterman steered clear of asking Katie Couric about his lifting of Couric's recent interview with John ... [TVNewser]

Nightline Beats Letterman, But Leno Back On Top - Posted November 20, 2008
ABC's Nightline topped CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo last week, beating the program each night. Year-to-year, Nightline is up 15% in Total Viewers and 7% in the demo. Nightline topped both NBC's Tonight Show and CBS' Late Show in both categories f... [TVNewser]

What Dave Didn't Ask Katie - Posted November 20, 2008
Last night on the Late Show, David Letterman chatted with Katie Couric about her role as both anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, her "post-election hangover" and thos... [TVNewser]

Letterman Talks to Katie Couric About the Palin Interviews: 'The Newspaper Question Was an Easy Question' - Posted November 20, 2008
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Letterman Talks to Katie Couric About the Palin Interviews: 'The Newspaper Question Was an Easy Question' - Posted November 20, 2008
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Couric and Letterman Heart Palin - Posted November 20, 2008
This is ... [FishbowlLA]

Couric Sits Down With Lieberman (and Letterman) - Posted November 19, 2008
Katie Couric will interview Sen. Joe Lieberman today in Washington, D.C. to air tonight on the CBS Evening News. It's his first interview since ... [TVNewser]

Nightline Wins Big Over Leno, Letterman - Posted November 13, 2008
Thanks to huge numbers on Election Night, ABC's Nightline beat NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. It was the first time the program beat both shows (when they were in first-run programming) in both categories since... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Jane Fonda & Jerry Seinfeld -- That's Entertainment! - Posted October 29, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It's always those random celebrity sightings at Michael's that make my weekly Wednesday visits much more fun. Today certainly didn't disappoint. When a little birdie told me Jerry Seinfeld woul... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Jane Fonda & Jerry Seinfeld -- That's Entertainment! - Posted October 29, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE It's always those random celebrity sightings at Michael's that make my weekly Wednesday visits much more fun. Today certainly didn't disappoint. When a little birdie told me Jerry Seinfeld woul... [FishbowlNY]

Mitch Semel at "The Intersection of News and Comedy" - Posted October 24, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist CNN's first foray into funny is no joke, Mitch Semel says. "This is our opportunity to treat news differently," says Semel, executive producer of "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News." "It's just an hour a week. It doesn't change ... [TVNewser]

First Ever "Dual" Obama-Clinton Interview Scores for ABC - Posted October 21, 2008
Billed as "their first dual interview ever," Cynthia McFadden's campaign trail chat with Barack Obama and ... [TVNewser]

King Wants McCain To Make Good on Palin Promise - Posted October 20, 2008
Larry King Live has not seen Sen. John McCain as a guest since July or Gov. Sarah Palin as a guest ever. And no... [TVNewser]

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]

Nightline's Highest Viewership Since Relaunch - Posted October 5, 2008
For the fifth straight week, ABC's Nightline beat CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Last week it was a bigger milestone for Nightline — the program saw its highest total viewership since the relaunch in November 2005. Both networks grew week-to-week in both categories. The... [TVNewser]

"Katie's Airing Part 17 Tonight" - Posted October 5, 2008
Gov. Sarah Palin was the topic of discussion when NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams guested on the Late Show with David Letterman on Friday. Williams and Letterman talk the VP debate, Couric and Gibson's interviews of Palin and if he thi... [TVNewser]

CBS Not Happy About McCain Video Letterman 'Jacked' From Couric - Posted September 26, 2008
One day we imagine people will look back on the last eight years and maybe think it strange how the country became dependent on its late-night comedian... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CBS Not Happy About McCain Video Letterman 'Jacked' From Couric - Posted September 26, 2008
One day we imagine people will look back on the last eight years and maybe think it strange how the country became dependent on its late-night comedian... [FishbowlNY]

Nightline Beats Letterman Last Week and For Q3 - Posted September 25, 2008
Now we know why David Letterman really wanted John McCain on his show last night. ABC just announced that Nightline beat Letterman again last week and it also topped the Late Show in Total Viewer... [TVNewser]

Letterman: 'You Know John McCain, He's the Running Mate of Sarah Palin' - Posted September 25, 2008
In case you missed it last night here's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Letterman: 'You Know John McCain, He's the Running Mate of Sarah Palin' - Posted September 25, 2008
In case you missed it last night here's ... [FishbowlNY]

McCain Ditches Letterman, Gets Caught Next Door With Couric - Posted September 25, 2008
John McCain was supposed to be a guest on The Late Show with ... [FishbowlLA]

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]

Katie Couric Gets John McCain For Evening News - Posted September 24, 2008
He may have canceled an appearance on one CBS show, but Sen. John McCain will appear for an exclusive interview on another. ... [TVNewser]

McCain Out, Olbermann In On Letterman - Posted September 24, 2008
One of the side stories to Sen. John McCain's announcement that he would suspend his campaign, go to Washington D.C. to help with the bailout talks and p... [TVNewser]

World News, Nightline Strong With Palin - Posted September 12, 2008
The first part of Charlie Gibson's interview with Gov. ... [TVNewser]

Nightline Tops Letterman During RNC - Posted September 11, 2008
For the week of September 1, ABC's "Nightline" outperformed CBS's Late Show with David Letterman among Total Viewers and the A5-54 demo. This marks "Nightline's" eighteenth victory (plus one tie) over Letterman in the demo and the thirteenth victory (plus two ties) over Letterman among Total Viewers. "Nightline" also continues to close... [TVNewser]

Nightline Tops Letterman During DNC - Posted September 7, 2008
For the seventeenth week this season, ABC's Nightline outperformed CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in the A25-54 demo and for the twelfth time in Total Viewers. The wins are for the week of Aug. 25, during coverage from the DNC. Nightline grew week-to-week, as did Letterman. Year-to-year, Nightline is up 8%... [TVNewser]

Study on Late-Night Humor Omits Some Comedians - Posted August 24, 2008
Center for Media and Public Affairs did a study on late-night political jokes. LAT's Top of the Ticket Reports: The study covered all jokes between Jan. 1 and July 31 in late-night monologues by ... [FishbowlLA]

In Olympic Shadow, Nightline Beats Letterman - Posted August 21, 2008
For the sixth week in a row, ABC's Nightline topped the Late Show with David Letterman in the A25-54 demo. Competing with the two programs was the Olympics, which contributed to both shows dropping in Total Viewers and the demo week-to-week. Also, the Late Show was in repeats last week. Besides the sixth... [TVNewser]

Another Strong Week for Nightline - Posted August 14, 2008
ABC's Nightline again topped CBS' Late Show with David Letterman last week. The ABC News program beat Letterman in the A25-54 demo but lost in Total Viewers. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno came in first in both measurements. This is the fifth week in a row Nightline has either beaten or... [TVNewser]

Edwards Affair: Mainstream Media Post-Mortem - Posted August 10, 2008
As the John Edwards affair story continues to sink in, it's time for some mainstream media self-reflection. The New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

Edwards Affair: No, That's Not a Misprint - Posted August 8, 2008
That really is the editor of the National Enquirer, David Perel, appearing on CNN. CNN is the one network that has not mentioned the story at all (MSNBC played a clip twice of a David Letterman... [TVNewser]

Nightline Ties Letterman in Demo - Posted August 7, 2008
After three weeks in a row in front, ABC's Nightline tied CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in the A25-54 demo last week and lost th... [TVNewser]

How the Cablers Have Covered (or Not Covered) the Edwards Story - Posted August 4, 2008
Since the John Edwards National Enquirer story broke more than a week ago, the cablers have largely ignored it. There are ... [TVNewser]

Nightline Beats Letterman for Third Straight Week - Posted July 31, 2008
The good news keeps coming for Nightline. The ABC News program topped CBS' Late Show with David Letterman in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo for the third straight week. The last time Nightline beat Letterman for three consecutive weeks was during the writer's strike last Nov/Dec. But then, Letterman was in... [TVNewser]

Nightline Beats Letterman, Again - Posted July 24, 2008
After all the ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Full Court Press for Nightline - Posted July 17, 2008
As TVGuide's Stephen Battaglio pointed out in this story after attending ABC's presentation at the TCA Wednesday, "The PR department of ABC News has been touting Nightline's recent strong ratings performance against The Late Show with David Let... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.17.08 - Posted July 17, 2008
Good morning Washington. Where can you find the above bathroom in Washington, D.C.? Email us your guesses. 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]

Nightline Touts Win Over Letterman - Posted July 14, 2008
ABC has taken out ads in the industry trade magazines, Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable and Variety as well as in The Wall Street Journal today trumpeting a win in the new C3 Nielsen measurement over the Late Show with David Letterman... [TVNewser]

Nightline 's Late Night Growth - Posted July 11, 2008
ABC's Nightline finished second in the ratings last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Nightline posted its highest delivery in both categories since the week of May 19th, and week to week, Nightline increased among Total Viewers (up 3%) and A25-54 (up 8%). Nightline was up 7% compared... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 03.21.08 - Posted March 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS Most of ... [FishbowlDC]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted February 15, 2008
What's The Hottest Thing In Hollywood? A octogenarian. Tina Daunt focuses her column today on Norman Lear, 81, who is inspiring the under-30 set to vote in record numbers. Daunt mentions a party he threw... [FishbowlLA]

Lunch At Michael's: Paging George Clooney! Fern Mallis is Saving You a Seat at Fashion Week! - Posted January 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The dining room at 55th & Fifth was buzzing with the usual assemblage of bold face names, social swans and television types that tucked into their Cobb salads with gusto while digesting some of the week's harrowing headlines. Hollywood figured heavily into many... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch At Michael's: Paging George Clooney! Fern Mallis is Saving You a Seat at Fashion Week! - Posted January 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The dining room at 55th & Fifth was buzzing with the usual assemblage of bold face names, social swans and television types that tucked into their Cobb salads with gusto while digesting some of the week's harrowing headlines. Hollywood figured heavily into many... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 01.03.08 - Posted January 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Caucus Day! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | ... [FishbowlDC]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted January 3, 2008
Leno = Corny: Audience members at The Tonight Show described Jay Leno -- the former stand-up comic who is currently back on air without his writers -- as "90% as funny." ... [FishbowlLA]

Golden Globes: Show Will Go On? - Posted January 2, 2008
Deadline Hollywood Daily seems to think so, reporting that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is in the process of making an interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America, not unlike the WGA's agreement with ... [FishbowlLA]

Who's A WGA Strike Winner? Gimme An E! - Posted November 5, 2007
Well, we guess there's a benefit to putting all your eggs in Kim Kardashian's ass after all. As the writers' strike simmers, the network that boasts virtually no writers (nope, that 11-year-old on a stripper pole thing... [FishbowlLA]

BREAKING: McCain Tells Letterman He's Running - Posted February 28, 2007
Senator John McCain will announce his presidental campaign in April according to ABCNews.com. While taping the Late Show on CBS, McCain told David Letterman that he'll give a formal speech to that effect in early April. Tune in tonight. ... [FishbowlLA]

Letterman @ 25: Video Tribute - Posted February 1, 2007
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Letterman @ 25: Video Tribute - Posted February 1, 2007
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Pelosi's 'State Of The Union' Blink-Count: Whose Idea Was It First? - Posted January 26, 2007
Stephen Colbert's?: Jimmy Kimmel's: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Pelosi's 'State Of The Union' Blink-Count: Whose Idea Was It First? - Posted January 26, 2007
Stephen Colbert's?: Jimmy Kimmel's: ... [FishbowlNY]

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