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'Pimped Out' Returns. New Clinton Book Details Old Cable News Firestorm - Posted July 22, 2014
"Clinton Inc.," another new book about the former, and perhaps future, White House occupants dredges up a cable news moment that regular readers of this site will recall. In February 2008, as the Democratic primary for president was heating up, then-MSNBC anchor Davi... [TVNewser]

Julianna Goldman Weds in Aspen - Posted July 14, 2014
The Vows section of The New York Times reports how Julianna Goldman, who ... [TVNewser]

Following Conviction of Journalists, AJAM to Produce Special on Press Freedom - Posted June 23, 2014
Following today's guilty verdicts in the trial of several Al Jazeera journalists, the network's American channel will produce a special on the case and on press freedom -- or lack of it -- around the world. "War on Truth" air... [TVNewser]

How Do You SOTU? - Posted January 28, 2014
Sure, you can watch the big speech on plain old TV tonight if you want to, but that is by no means the only way to get your SOTU fix this year. Here's how the political media are covering their "Super Bowl" tonight: The Atlantic and National Journal will be hosting a... [FishbowlDC]

The 10 Biggest TV News Stories of 2013 - Posted December 23, 2013
How to describe a year in which TV news had more turnovers than Pepperidge Farm? Business as usual. The dramatic departures and arrivals of A-List talent weren't the only big story of 2013, of course. Two new networks launched. Fox News made some major changes in its prime-time line... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin Accepts Martin Bashir's Apology, Hits MSNBC 'Hypocrisy' - Posted November 25, 2013
Sarah Palin accepted MSNBC's Martin Bashir's apology during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," suggesting everyone must be humble enough t... [TVNewser]

Sorry is Easy. In the Case of Martin Bashir, Suspension Seems to be the Hardest Word - Posted November 25, 2013
Judging strictly by precedent at MSNBC, if Martin Bashir had called Sarah Palin a 'cocksucking fag,' 'right wing slut,' 'dick,' 'pimp,' or 'nappy headed h... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Apologizes to Sarah Palin for Vile Slur: My Words 'Brought Shame' - Posted November 19, 2013
Martin Bashir apologized to Sarah Palin and his MSNBC colleagues yesterday, responding to the firestorm following comments he made last week. "I wanted to take this opportun... [TVNewser]

9/11 12 Years Later - Posted September 11, 2013
On this 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the cable news networks are giving significant coverage to the remembrances in Lower Manhattan. Fox News and CNN began coverage around 8:40amET ahead of the national moment of silence led by Pres. and Mrs. Obama and Vice President and Mrs. Biden. FNC's ... [TVNewser]

David Shuster To Join Al Jazeera America - Posted July 22, 2013
Former MSNBC anchor David Shuster will be joining Al Jazeera as an anchor, a network source confirms to TVNewser. Shuster will likely anchor in the evenings, although a timeslot has not been confirmed. Shuster's hire ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Nate Silver to Join ESPN | Helen Thomas Dies | Shuster to Al Jazeera? - Posted July 22, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Nate Silver to Join ESPN | Helen Thomas Dies | Shuster to Al Jazeera? - Posted July 22, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Shuster Gets Kick Out of FRC's 'Fellatio' Ad - Posted July 5, 2013
The Family Research Council, a conservative org that doesn't care much for gay marriage, issued a "Call 2 Prayer" event in response to the recent Supreme Court DOMA ruling. Take Action News, hosted by liberal David Shuster, thinks their ad... [FishbowlDC]

Caption This: A Shusteresque Father's Day - Posted June 17, 2013
Lefty radio host David Shuster enjoyed his first Father's Day with newborn daughter Ayala and his wife, Kera Rennert, a producer for CBS New... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster's Spawn Arrives: Radio Host is 'Over the Moon' - Posted June 12, 2013
This just in from lefty radio host David Shuster late Tuesday. Most importantly, welcome Ayala Danielle Rennert to the Fishbowl! As you can see, there she is, straight from the hospital bed. Dear Fa... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 21, 2013
Quotes of the Day "News helicopters being told to back off because HWY Patrol can't hear people crying for help #tornado #oklahoma" -- Robin Marsh, news anchor in Oklahoma City. Fallout: Bri... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster Shows No Mercy for Wife Getting Pooped on by Bird - Posted May 2, 2013
Lefty radio host David Shuster's new wife, Kera Rennert, a producer for CBS News and Discovery Channel, had an unusual experience on Saturday: A bird took a b... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: NYT's David Leonhardt - Posted March 13, 2013
This morning we're mixing and matching NYT's Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt and Take Action News radio host David Shuster. Leonhardt is decidedly more low-key than Shuster, but looks-wise, might be tough to tell one from another in a certain light. ... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Wedding Bells For David Shuster - Posted February 19, 2013
Current TV and We Act Radio's David Shuster officially tied the knot this weekend in Manhattan with Kera Rennert, a freelance writer/produ... [FishbowlDC]

John King is Safe on CNN Survivor - Posted February 5, 2013
CNN's John King, long thought to be on the outs with the network after "John King USA" went belly up and personal issues marred internal relations, has had his contract renewed. In the game of CNN Survivor, under the new regime of Pr... [PRNewser]

Inauguration 2013: Current TV Coverage Plans - Posted January 16, 2013
The lights may be dimming on Current TV, but the network is still planning special coverage of Barack Obama's second inauguration. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, who has said she'll "be going ba... [TVNewser]

What Do You Want in the New Year? - Posted January 2, 2013
By Betsy Rothstein and Eddie Scarry We asked Washington journalists to tell us something they want or something they want to happen in 2013. There's a few New York-based political scribes sprinkled in here. Here's what they told us. CBS Chief White House Correspondent ... [PRNewser]

What Do You Want in the New Year? - Posted January 2, 2013
By Betsy Rothstein and Eddie Scarry We asked Washington journalists to tell us something they want or something they want to happen in 2013. There's a few New York-based political scribes sprinkled in here. Here's what they told us. CBS Chief White House Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

12 Things We Never Tire of in the Fishbowl - Posted December 26, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry We know you have one more year-end list in you. Or maybe you don't. But wake up anyhow because here's ours -- the 12 things that never, ever make us want to take an afternoon snooze. 12. NBC ... [PRNewser]

12 Things We Never Tire of in the Fishbowl - Posted December 26, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry We know you have one more year-end list in you. Or maybe you don't. But wake up anyhow because here's ours -- the 12 things that never, ever make us want to take an afternoon snooze. 12. NBC ... [FishbowlDC]

Coming Soon: The Spawn of David Shuster - Posted December 26, 2012
As far as big announcements go, Current TV and Exec. Editor at Take Action News David Shuster made a big one over the holidays. He and fianc , Kera Rennert... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- Home for the Holidays Edition HOLIDAY JOKESTER: "My favorite 2012 picture of Steve Buttry." -- Mimi Buttry, wife of Steve Buttry. But... [FishbowlDC]

We Act Radio to Host Holiday Party Tonight: Marion Barry May Attend - Posted December 18, 2012
Ho! Ho! Ho! Lefty David Shuster's radio family at We Act Radio is hosting a holiday party tonight at their studio in Southeast. "Our funky SE DC radio station is having a holiday party tonight," he writes. "...There will be a few members of Co... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster: Too Sexy For HuffPost? - Posted December 3, 2012
Current TV's David Shuster, a regular blogger for HuffPost, had his latest submission for the news site rejected. "We appreciate you taking the time to submit your most recent post," a letter from the HuffPo... [FishbowlDC]

'He Can Go F*** Himself': David Shuster Blows Up On Congressman, Press Secretary - Posted November 5, 2012
Before we begin, a Who's Who in this twisted tale... David Shuster: Talk radio host of Take Action News Daniel Marans: Producer of Take Action News Gerry Connolly: Democratic representative of Virginia George Burke... [FishbowlDC]

The Journo Odd Couple - Posted September 6, 2012
Today we feature what we hope to be one of many pairs of interviews we conduct with journalists from opposing sides of the political spectrum. Can't we all get along? Of course not. And worse, we'd all be out of business and bored if everyone got along. The purpose here isn't... [PRNewser]

RNC Attendee Allegedly Thrown Out After Calling CNN Staffer Slur - Posted August 29, 2012
According to former MSNBC anchor and current Current TV contibutior David Shuster, an attendee of the Republican National Convention has been kicked out for allegedly making an inappropriate comment to a CNN staffer: GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying "This is how we feed... [TVNewser]

Current TV's Convention Coverage Has Heavy Emphasis on Twitter - Posted August 23, 2012
Current TV knows that it is an underdog when it comes to convention coverage. ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS and C-SPAN will all be going big in Tampa and Charlotte, so why bother following the pack? Instead, Current will produce its coverage from New York, where ... [TVNewser]

A Former Vice President Will Host A Cable News Channel's Convention Coverage - Posted August 8, 2012
Current TV just announced that one of its co-founders, former Vice President Al Gore, will lead Current TV's coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Gore will be joined by former Michigan Governor and "The War Room" host, ... [Fishbowl NY]

A Former Vice President Will Host A Cable News Channel's Convention Coverage - Posted August 8, 2012
Current TV just announced that one of its co-founders, former Vice President Al Gore, will lead Current TV's coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Gore will be joined by former Michigan Governor and "The War Room" host, ... [FishbowlNY]

A Former Vice President Will Host A Cable News Channel's Convention Coverage - Posted August 8, 2012
Current TV just announced that one of its co-founders, former Vice President Al Gore, will lead Current TV's coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Gore will be joined by former Michigan Governor and "The War Room" host, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day Photo credit: Jonathan Ernst for NYT. Oh, what a concidence! "A photo of Jonathan Weisman interview [Sen.] Claire McCaskill [D-Mo.] alongside a ... [FishbowlDC]

Current TV's David Shuster's Future Bride Feels Like 'Luckiest Woman in the World' - Posted July 24, 2012
Current TV's David Shuster's bride to be Kera Rennert replied to questions we had concerning her impending nuptials. For st... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster to Get Hitched! - Posted July 24, 2012
As the old saying goes, when you know, you know. Just six months into a courtship with an old summer camp friend, Current TV's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 23, 2012
Quotes Of The Day "Twitter is really becoming a zoo of rude, selfish people." -- FNC's Greg Gutfield to his colleague ... [FishbowlDC]

As The SCOTUS Sands Turn: D.C.'s Biggest Broadcast Diva Orders A Serious BFD Correction - Posted July 17, 2012
Mark Levine, a radio host (but not the Mark Levin; the other Mark Levine, with an extra "e"), emailed FBDC yesterday to alert us of a mistake we made in a ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day What Politico's Mike Allen calls the "best part of opening your door" at Aspen's swank Hotel Jerome." He's attending the Aspen Ideas Festival. See Playbook ... [FishbowlDC]

A Hot and Sweaty Morning Outside SCOTUS - Posted June 28, 2012
It was a hot and messy morning for news media at the Supreme Court. The temperature was in the sweaty upper 80s and in addition to all the reporters, crammed onto the court's sidewalk were TV camera crews (with their all their chunky equipment), tourists looking for real celebrities and hundreds... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 25, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Getting ready for my new gig at @CNN. Is @wolfblitzer ready for THIS?!?!" -- CNN's newest employee John Berman, who is going to work on CN... [FishbowlDC]

A Little Birdy Tells Us... - Posted June 22, 2012
Lefty radio host Bill Press, whose radio show broadcasts on Current TV, is out this week with David Shuster f... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 22, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo turns "Rachel" into a verb "Will 'Rachel' at 9:15pmish. My @maddow debut." -- WaPo's Jonathan Capehart. Question to Ponder: "How... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster Spouts Off to Wrong Baldwin - Posted June 19, 2012
Alec, Alex, is there really a difference? In this case, yes, a big one. Lefty radio host ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 11, 2012
Quotes of the Day Created by Morgan Howlan, age 5. Appeared in New Times. Marc Ambinder not keen on 'poking' David Brooks "I do not know why Facebook suggests that I... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted May 21, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know...) Shuster Faces Down Snake - Current TV's David Shuster was recently on vacation in Morocco and engaged in what would ap... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 12, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo in a Dress: "And here's a photo of me circa 1991 wearing my cousin's dress after I got my clothes dirty. #NOSHAME." -- Simon Landau, web ... [FishbowlDC]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted April 6, 2012
Here is this week's installment of "Ask Piranhamous Anything." If you have a question you'd like "snarked to death," send it to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column. Piranhamous doesn't know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do -- and worse, he doesn't... [FishbowlDC]

The Battle of Bret Baier and David Shuster - Posted March 20, 2012
Showdown, the new book by David Corn has gotten the attention of Fox News. HuffPost reports that last... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 15, 2012
Quotes of the Day Wolf & Cee Lo: Hip Hop collides with Washington "Ran into @CeeLoGreen at Atlanta Airport. Very nice guy and strong talent." -- CNN's Wolf Blitzer... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster Takes His Show on the Road - Posted March 14, 2012
David Shuster is a regular Renaissance Man. Not only does he report for Current TV, he also hosts a radio show on 1480AM in the D.C. area. Shuster announced via Twitter yesterday afternoon that his audience is about to get bigger. He says, "... [FishbowlDC]

Despite Feuding, Shuster Mourns Breitbart - Posted March 7, 2012
Current TV's David Shuster and the late Andrew Breitbart fought regularly on virtu... [FishbowlDC]

Andrew Breitbart: An Unlikely Friend - Posted March 1, 2012
Andew Breitbart of course marched to his own drummer. And he isn't someone with whom I ever expected to be "friends." I never wanted to write one of those stories where I relay my experiences ... [PRNewser]

Chris Hayes: I have a Staff Goddammit! - Posted February 27, 2012
MSNBC "Up With Chris Hayes" Host Chris Hayes doesn't spare a chance to A) remind people he has a staff and B) praise them. Over the weekend, he shouted from the rooftops, "I say this a lot but the @upwithchris sta... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's VandeHei Takes Kid Gloves to CNN's King - Posted February 23, 2012
Current TV's David Shuster is filling in for lefty radio host Bill Press this week. He had Politico's Executive Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Peace Talks Between Breitbart and Shuster Collapse - Posted February 22, 2012
As some in the Twittersphere may have noticed yesterday, BigGov's ... [FishbowlDC]

Shuster Invokes Use of P-Word - Posted February 6, 2012
Current TV sub and radio host David Shuster is no coward when it comes to using the p-word. "This is the first time in nearly four years that I've used the word 'pimp' (or any derivation of it) on-air," he wrote on Facebook over the weekend, referencing the infamous program that... [FishbowlDC]

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

Eliot Spitzer Guest Hosting 'Countdown' on CurrentTV - Posted January 30, 2012
With Keith Olbermann suffering from bronchitis, a familiar face will be hosting "Countdown" on CurrentTV this week: former CNN anchor ... [TVNewser]

D. Shuster Wants to Shake Things Up - Posted January 5, 2012
A new radio show is launching in Washington this weekend and David Shuster is host. Whoa! That D. Shuster? The show debuts this weekend from Noon to 3 p.m. on 1480 AM otherw... [FishbowlDC]

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

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

D. Shuster to Baldwin: 'Get Therapy, Man' - Posted December 7, 2011
As everyone knows by now, actor Alec Baldwin got into that tiff on Tuesday with an American... [FishbowlDC]

Meghan McCain: Welcome to the Jungle - Posted November 22, 2011
With Twitter being like a schoolyard and some tweeters acting as bullies, there was no way MSNBC's newest contributor was going to get away with her flub so easily. Last night on Twitter Meghan McCain gave the feeding fren... [FishbowlDC]

Kardashian Splitsville React-Washington Style - Posted November 2, 2011
Even John Coale didn't see it coming. The sudden newsflash of Kim Kardashian splitting up with her husband after 72 days is rocking Hollywood and, of course, Washington as evidenced by the lame posts in WaPo and The Hill.... [FishbowlDC]

With Friends Like David Shuster... - Posted September 28, 2011
...Who needs enemies at Fox News? Over the weekend Current TV's feisty substitute anchor David Shuster took a caveman's club to the Fox News commentators who moderated the most recent GOP presidential debate. He aired his grievances on CNN's "Rel... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply - Posted September 23, 2011
It's time once again to check in on how many one-eyed anacondas will hit the political talk show circuit this weekend. Last week we began our series looking at how many females appear on Sunday morning political talk show panels. Last we... [PRNewser]

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply - Posted September 23, 2011
It's time once again to check in on how many one-eyed anacondas will hit the political talk show circuit this weekend. Last week we began our series looking at how many females appear on Sunday morning political talk show panels. Last we... [FishbowlLA]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 23, 2011
Quotes of the Day -- the Google/Fox News GOP Debate Version Journo experiences random act of kindness "Mom with crying baby on plane just passed out earplugs to all sitting near them. Nice." -- Yahoo! News' Chris Moody en route to Orlando. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 21, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY The BEST Person in the WOOORLD is BACK! Ex-MSNBCer Keith Olbermann debuted on Current TV last night. It's apparently the ex-MSNBCer club. When he can't make it in, ... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 20, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Journo risks meat purchase at convenience store "Took a chance on some carne adovada at a convenience store in Alexandria after Dave Alvin show (typically terrific). Adovada almost as good."... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Opens Up About Leaving MSNBC - Posted June 7, 2011
Former MSNBC host and soon-to-be Current TV host Keith Olbermann is back in the spotlight, with a cover story in... [TVNewser]

The Hollywood Reporter Lands Big Interview With Keith Olbermann - Posted June 7, 2011
Hollywood Reporter senior writer Marisa Guthrie landed a big exclusive interview with Keith Olbermann for this... [FishbowlLA]

Washington Toasts Chris Licht - Posted May 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_40429" align="alignnone" width="524" caption="Licht, Brzezinski, Mike Allen, Mark Leibovich, Louis Burgdorf"][/caption] If the idea of Mark Leibovich's impending ... [FishbowlDC]

8 Journalists Who Were Fired for Tweeting, Part 2 - Posted May 25, 2011
To paraphrase Liz Heron, the social media editor at the New York Times, a good rule of thumb when it comes to reporters using social media is don't be stupid. But looking at the number of people fired for tweeting, it's clear Heron's advice is easier said... [10,000 Words]

D. Shuster Says He's no Party Crasher - Posted May 2, 2011
Funny, ex-MSNBCer David Shuster doesn't look like he's Machaele and Tareq's long lost son. And it turns out, the connection may only be in some people's minds, not reality. But... [FishbowlDC]

The Breitbart-Ratigan-Shuster-Bashir affair ... to sell books - Posted April 21, 2011
Try to keep up. Andrew Breitbart went on Dylan Ratigan's MSNBC show Tuesday. Critics say Ratigan was soft. Breitbart returned to MSNBC Wednesday to tape an interview with Martin Bashir, who wasn't soft at all. In between there was an inter... [TVNewser]

D. Shuster Takes Bite out of Breitbart, Slams MSNBC and Ratigan - Posted April 20, 2011
Ex-MSNBCer David Shu... [FishbowlDC]

Former MSNBC Anchor David Shuster Trades Barbs With Dylan Ratigan Over Andrew Breitbart Interview - Posted April 20, 2011
Conservative activist, author and pundit Andrew Breitbart is making the media rounds in New York this week. He spoke with CNN's Eliot Spitzer and MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan yesterday. ... [TVNewser]

Gridiron Dinner Kerfuffle Results in Unexpected Policy Change - Posted April 15, 2011
USA Today Bureau Chief Susan Page and president of this year's Gridiron's Dinner has sent a letter to WHCA President and colleague David Jackson this morni... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 12, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY INSIDE D. SHUSTER's GARDEN: "As I stop to smell the flowers in my garden, I wish everybody a happy, healthy, + peaceful spring." -- Former MSNBCer David Shuster in a Monday ... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted March 14, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) *Your Chance to Complain: "Post Managing Editor Raju Narisetti will be online Monday, March 14, at noon ET to discuss the recent changes to the face of washingtonpost.com. Have a question? Suggestion? Gripe? A... [FishbowlDC]

CBS's Knoller Takes Sides in Gridiron Fuss - Posted March 11, 2011
CBS White House Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller took to Twitter tonight to express his angst about Saturday night's Gridiron dinner. The famous event has never allowed cameras in. It is, however, on the record. This year's dinner is ruff... [AllTwitter]

CBS's Knoller Takes Sides in Gridiron Fuss - Posted March 11, 2011
CBS White House Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller took to Twitter tonight to express his angst about Saturday night's Gridiron dinner. The famous event has never allowed cameras in. It is, however, on the record. This year's dinner is ruff... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 7, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [FishbowlDC]

Can You Say That on TV? (Part Two) - Posted February 2, 2011
Way back in 2009, a guest on David Shuster's MSNBC program referred to the investigation of former President Bill Clinton's affair with... [TVNewser]

Beyond Twitter, Where Keith Olbermann Could Land - Posted January 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_50216" align="alignright" width="243" caption="Phil Griffin & Keith Olbermann at Countdown's 5th anniversary party in 2008."][/caption] Whither goest Keith Olbermann? Though his separation agreement... [TVNewser]

What David Shuster got wrong on 'Reliable Sources' - Posted January 24, 2011
Former MSNBC correspondent/anchor David Shuster went on CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday to talk... [TVNewser]

CNN's 'Reliable Sources' Discusses Keith Olbermann's Departure... With Former MSNBCer David Shuster - Posted January 23, 2011
The departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC was the main topic of discussion on CNN's "Reliable Sources" this week. Host Howard Kurtz brought in former MSNBC anchor David Shuster and American University professor ... [TVSpy]

D. Shuster and Wife Split - Posted January 10, 2011
WaPo's "Reliable Source" reports today that ex-MSNBCer David Shuster and his wife, Bloomberg News's ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 29, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Prepping you all for CNN Ed Henry's Hula video. Journos are just like the rest of us: They get help from friends "Correction from previous pool report: brown SHORTS, not shirts. Thanks to eagle-eyed po... [FishbowlDC]

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

Broadcast Nets Cover Pres. Obama News Conference on Tax Cuts - Posted December 7, 2010
President Barack Obama is set to hold a news conference at 2:20pmET to discuss the deal to extend the Bush tax cuts. Obama will speak shortly after Vice President Joe Biden proposes the tax cuts to Senate Democrats at a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill. And, sorry soaps fans, the broadcaste... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 9, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Photo credit: ABC's Jake Tapper from Jakarta. Caption: "Coverboy" Oh, baby "Off my plane 5 minutes and a sober stranger has alread... [FishbowlDC]

Will Keith Olbermann Return to MSNBC? - Posted November 5, 2010
Add Keith Olbermann to the list of MSNBC hosts suspended for things they've said, done, or in Olbermann's case, not done. ... [TVNewser]

David Shuster "Shopping For a Job" - Posted October 29, 2010
Our sister blog FishbowlDC caught up with David Shuster yesterday. It looks like the ... [TVNewser]

NJ Parties Like the Pink Panther - Posted October 29, 2010
It was Night 4 of NJ's flurry of launch parties at the rented space on E St. Thursday night was thought to be the mother of parties so far. The room was packed. So much so, that partygoers periodically slipped out into the cool air when they couldn't take the crowding.... [FishbowlDC]

The Zen of D. Shuster - Posted October 29, 2010
There he was - in the flesh. And though we'd written about MSNBC's suspended correspondent David Shuster many times, there was something surreal and dizzying about meeting him face to face. FishbowlDC had spotted faux David Shuste... [FishbowlDC]

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

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 4, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Dust has no bounds "The Smithsonian needs to dust their exhibits so I'll stop sneezing on their factoid cases." -- Syndicated columnist, comedian and FishbowlLA Editor Tina Dupuy in a tweet during... [FishbowlDC]

Updates on FNC's Brian Wilson and MSNBC's David Shuster - Posted September 16, 2010
Our sister blog FishbowlDC has updates on two DC-based newsers who have not been on the air recently. First there is Fox News Channel's Brian Wilson, who it seems has been ... [TVNewser]

D. Shuster Not in Cable Bad Boy Prison - Posted September 15, 2010
Suspended MSNBCer David Shuster junkies can relax a little. We've found him, albeit in a most unexpected place - at IAmATVJunkie.com. Thanks go largely to Joe Bua, who writes the cable TV site, and managed to ... [FishbowlDC]

D. Shuster: A No Go With Politico - Posted September 1, 2010
Here's what we know: MSNBC's David Shuster has no problem batting up for the NBC/WRC "Peacock" team even though the network has suspended him indefinitely. He has no reservations about playing air guitar at weddings to amuse his wife. And recently he was spotted chatting with higher ups in Politico's news... [FishbowlDC]

Guess Who's Talking to Higher Ups at Politico? - Posted August 24, 2010
Spotted in the Politico newsroom RIGHT NOW talking to Executive Editor Jim VandeHei and COO Kim Kingsley is: David Shuster. Shuster is allegedly on te... [FishbowlDC]

D. Shuster Gets the Boot - Posted August 2, 2010
A mischievous FishbowlDC spy sent us this photograph over the weekend of a car parked in Georgetown. TV journo David Shuster has been seen driving the Beemer - and as you can see, it's got an orange boot on it. D. Shuster is on leave but still "under contract" with MSNBC. He... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster is Back! (On Twitter) - Posted July 23, 2010
MSNBC's David Shuster has been off of the network since April for taping that CNN pilot, but last night he resurfaced... on Twitter. Shuster's Twitter has been dor... [TVNewser]

David Shuster And Team WRC-TV Three-Peat as DC Media Softball League Champs - Posted July 19, 2010
Washington DC NBC affiliate WRC-TV won its third consecutive championship in the Metropolitan Media Softball League Saturday, topping the Comcast SportsNet "SportsNuts" 11-3. Former MSNBC anchor David Shuster... [TVNewser]

CNN Closing In on Piers Morgan For 9 PM Slot - Posted July 14, 2010
According to multiple reports, CNN is close to hiring "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan to replace Larry King at 9 p.m. The news is not totally unexpected. Rumors of Morgan jumping t... [TVNewser]

D. Shuster Gets By With Help From His Softball Friends - Posted July 14, 2010
Who would still play for a softball team whose network cast him out into the wilderness? David Shuster is still technically "under contract" from MSNBC. But this weekend he'll batter up for NBC4. It's the championship softball game and the team is participating in th... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Rethinking Dayside Strategy? - Posted June 25, 2010
Inside Cable News has a number of slides from an online survey about MSNBC's dayside programming. Among the questions are a number concerning straight news versus opinionated hosts. ... [TVNewser]

What Has D. Shuster Been Up To Lately? - Posted June 17, 2010
What has David Shuster been hiding lately? Well, apparently he's not hiding anything at all, and has become something of a...ROCKSTAR? The MSNBCer on suspension is living large and playing air guitar at weddings. (His latest gig, as indicated on his ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Matters' 'Toxic Talk' Party for Bill Press Turns Up Powerful Pols and Scribes - Posted June 16, 2010
Man of hour Bill Press and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer Press hugs Lanny Davis with Rep. Clyburn nearby Despite POTUS's Office address, Media Matters partied down Tuesday night by hosting a book party at its downtown HQ for lefty radio host ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Jansing Back Anchoring on MSNBC Dayside - Posted June 11, 2010
NBC News Los Angeles correspondent Chris Jansing is returning to MSNBC as a dayside anchor, an MSNBC spokesperson has confirmed to TVNewser. Inside Cable News ... [TVNewser]

Obama Holds Oil Spill News Conference - Posted May 27, 2010
At 12:50pmET this afternoon, President Obama held a news conference from the East Room at the White House to address the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As the AP points out, the president "held 12 full blown news conferences last year. He has held two so far this year, and... [TVNewser]

Shuster to Examiner: I Will Own You! - Posted May 20, 2010
We're hearing that suspended MSNBCer David Shuster, in the recent dust up with the Washington Examiner about playing for the network's softball team, tried to flex his muscles against the paper. ..."Do you guys want me to own the D.C. Examiner?" he wrote in an e-mail that c... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster Takes a Bat to the Examiner - Posted May 14, 2010
Batter up! Suspended-MSNBCer David Shuster is coming out swinging today as he lashes back against a story written about him in the newspaper's gossip column "Yeas & Nays" Friday morning. He called the column's sources "bull sh*t". The situation has grown so intense that ... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster Still in NBC Line-Up; Denies He Shot CNN Pilot? - Posted May 14, 2010
Washington Examiner's Yeas & Nays writes today that MSNBC host David Shuster, who has been off the cable airwaves, is still playing for the NBC s... [TVNewser]

Joe and Mika Give Shoutout to David Shuster - Posted April 21, 2010
FishbowlDC headed to the Opinion Awards last night which included a bunch of boldface newser names including Carlson, Mitchell, Bash and Allen, and those MSNBC morning talkers, talking about one of their colleagues: "Morning Joe... [TVNewser]

Journos Flock to The Week's Opinion Awards - Posted April 21, 2010
The Week held their annual Opinion Awards last night at the W Hotel. This year's event recognized WaPo wunderkind Ezra Klein, TNR's Jonathan... [FishbowlDC]

Deutsch Creating Bad Blood at MSNBC - Posted April 21, 2010
We're hearing that Donny Deutsch is on rocky terms this week with MSNBC because he put up Host Keith Olbermann's face when talking about the Tea Party Movement (which recently protested... [FishbowlDC]

Donny Deutsch to Anchor on MSNBC - Posted April 16, 2010
Former CNBC host Donny Deutsch will be anchoring the 3pmET hour next week on MSNBC. Since David Shuster's suspension ... [TVNewser]

Griffin on Shuster: 'What upset me about this whole thing was how unfair it was to people who were loyal to the company' - Posted April 12, 2010
Mediaite's Steve Krakauer follows up his scoop last week about and email exchange between MSNBC president Phil Griffin and a viewer regarding the David Shuster situation, ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC President on Shuster: 'He was not moral, ethical or professional' - Posted April 8, 2010
Mediaite has obtained an email correspondence between MSNBC president Phil Griffin and a (former) viewer in which Griffin explains he needs "team players" and that what suspended MSNBC anchor David Shuster did, when he took part in a test for show on CNN while still under c... [TVNewser]

Jamie McIntyre Is Not Actually Auditioning for MSNBC, But Rich Edson WILL Steal Your iPad - Posted April 8, 2010
Apparently, the video we posted earlier this week of former CNNer Jamie McIntyre "auditioning" for David Shuster's anchor spot caused a bit of confusion among some who thought the video, which was a joke ... [TVNewser]

Could David Shuster Still End up at CNN? - Posted April 6, 2010
Now that David Shuster is all but finished at MSNBC, is CNN still interested in picking him up? "We decline comment," said CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson when asked that question, and a few others, about the situation. MSNBC ... [TVNewser]

Jamie McIntyre 'Auditions' for David Shuster's Anchor Spot - Posted April 6, 2010
Former CNN Pentagon correspondent Jamie McIntyre submits this "audition video" for the MSNBC gig to fill-in for David Shuster, who's on indefinite suspension with the network. McIntyre shot it to promote the Commedia dell ... [TVNewser]

David Shuster Suspended Indefinitely - Posted April 6, 2010
Just In: MSNBC's David Shuster has been suspended from MSNBC "indefinitely" according to a spokesperson. The action was taken this morning by MSNBC president P... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz Fills David Shuster's 3pm Spot - Posted April 5, 2010
As we await word on the future of David Shuster at MSNBC, Ed Schultz is... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Could Keep David Shuster Off the Air Indefinitely - Posted April 5, 2010
MSNBC bad boy David Shuster may be on his third strike. Shuster won't be on the air today for his 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. shows, according to MSNBC insiders. Whether he returns before his contract expires in December is up for debate. Shuster's last appearance was at 10 a.m.... [TVNewser]

David Shuster Tapes CNN Pilot? - Posted April 2, 2010
CNN recently shot a pilot for a new show featuring MSNBC's David Shuster and NPR's Michel Martin, ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Grid: What You See, Is Not What You Get - Posted March 22, 2010
Even though all-day live coverage of the health care debate replaced MSNBC's crime docs yesterday, the programming grid that appeared on most cable/satellite systems did not change -- something picked up on by this blogger: So there's Mitch McConnell explaining how this bill will make abortion mandatory (or whatever he's saying...I'm not... [TVNewser]

Health Care Reform: Final Vote Coverage - Posted March 21, 2010
As we await a final vote in the house on health care reform, perhaps in the 10pmET hour, the newschannels are going extra hours. Fox News brought in their weekday daytime and primetime talent including Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. On CNN, the network-declared Best Political Team on Television is in... [TVNewser]

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

Inside Washington's RTCA Dinner - Posted March 18, 2010
Politicians and journalists descended upon the Washington Convention Center last night for the 2010 Radio and TV Correspondent's Association dinner. We spoke to CNN's Candy Crowley who was looking forward to sharing the table with Kathy Griffin, but thought the crowd noise might be a problem. She told us, "I'm worried I... [TVNewser]

A Bush Urinal - Seriously? - Posted March 12, 2010
MSNBC's David Shuster just reported on - what else - a urinal constructed out of former President Bush's face. The device, he reported, comes from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) congressional district. Sculptor Clark Sorenson contructs the urinals in his garage/studio in the Mission... [FishbowlDC]

Shuster: "Life is About the Ability not the Disability' - Posted March 8, 2010
MSNBC's David Shuster goes up against college basketball player Kevin Laue. Though the news anchor gets an A for effort, Laue clobbers him. Watch the touching story here. ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's Exit Strategy for Departing Pols - Posted March 1, 2010
Most lawmakers don't mind a little media attention -- as long as it's favorable. This week, MSNBC's David Shuster will host on-air exit interviews for departing lawmakers in a series called "So Long Capitol Hill." The show airs from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST all this ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's David Shuster, Tweeting Again - Posted February 16, 2010
MSNBC anchor David Shuster, who was once a prolific Twitterer but ceased all 140 character thoughts in late January, turned up on Twitter again tonight. Shuster went silent not long after being scolded by MSNBC bosses for ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

David Shuster Interviews Andrew Breitbart and Eric Boehlert About James O'Keefe Arrest - Posted January 28, 2010
On his MSNBC show this afternoon, David Shuster, anchoring from Louisiana, dove headlong into the coverage of the arrest of anti-ACORN video producer James O'Keefe, and three others earlier this week. In back-to-back interviews... [TVNewser]

Shuster Comments Called 'Inappropriate' by MSNBC - Posted January 28, 2010
In response to remarks made on twitter this week by anchor David Shuster, a spokesperson for MSNBC tells Politico, "The comments were inappropriate. We have talked to David about... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Dayside Changes: Return to Single-Anchor Shows; Themed Hours Go Away - Posted January 26, 2010
MSNBC is streamlining its dayside schedule and doing away with the themed hours focused on the economy and politics. It's a back-to-basics approach for the network's daytime news hours which slipped to fifth place in December, behind FNC, CNN, HLN and CNBC between 9am-4pm. TVNewser has learned that eff... [TVNewser]

Gresham Striegel, Glenn Beck Producer, Leaves Fox News for MSNBC - Posted January 15, 2010
First on TVNewser: Fox News veteran producer Gresham Striegel has left the network, and this week began a new job at MSNBC. Striegel, who worked 13 years at FNC on programs ranging from "The Crier Report", to "Your World with Neil Cavuto," to "Fox & Friends," was most recently the senior producer... [TVNewser]

Weekend Haiti Plans for the Cable Networks - Posted January 15, 2010
The cable networks are revealing their plans for Haiti coverage over the weekend. We will continue to update as we learn more. MSNBC will have live news coverage from 8amET to 10pmET on Saturday and Sunday. The network will be live again this evening until 1amET with David S... [TVNewser]

Earthquake in Haiti - Posted January 12, 2010
At 4:53pmET, a massive 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. CNN reported the news at 5:12pmET during the "Situation Room." Fox News' Uma Pemmaraju reported it at 5:29pmET during "Glenn Beck." MSNBC provided an update with the news at 5:37pmET during "Hardball." In the 7pmET hour, CNN and Fox News had... [TVNewser]

Shuster and "Bhuddists" and "buddhists" - Posted January 5, 2010
MSNBC's David Shuster got ruffled over Pastor Brit's (as Politics Daily's David Gibson referred to Fox New's Brit Hu... [FishbowlDC]

2009 TVNewser Poll Results: Glenn Beck & Bret Baier - Posted December 29, 2009
As we begin to wrap up our look a the 2009 TVNewser predictions polls, this question: The Most Successful New Anchor, Compared to '08 Ratings, Will Be... 38% of you said Glenn Beck. And you're right. But perhaps the surprise of the year got just 10% of the votes in our poll... [TVNewser]

Senate Holds Christmas Eve Health Care Reform Vote - Posted December 24, 2009
At 7amET, the U.S. Senate held its final vote on the health care reform bill, and it passed 60-39. Bret Baier came in during "Fox & Friends" to anchor Fox News coverage of the vote from Washington beginning around 6:55amET. Just before 6:30amET, MSNBC broke away from a special edition of "Morning Joe"... [TVNewser]

Cable Nets Cover Late Night Health Care Vote - Posted December 21, 2009
Late Sunday night/early Monday morning, the U.S. Senate held its cloture vote on the health care reform bill. Sanjay Gupta and Tom Foreman anchored CNN's coverage and discussion starting at 12amET. At 1amET, MSNBC's David Shuster and FNC's ... [TVNewser]

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

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

Morgan Freeman in DC for "Invictus" Screening - Posted December 1, 2009
Mediocre blackberry pic of Matthews and Freeman by yours truly. Renowned actor Morgan Freeman graced DC last evening for a screening of "Invictus," which hits theaters December 11th. Directed by... [FishbowlDC]

Senate Votes on Healthcare Reform, Cable Covers - Posted November 21, 2009
Another Saturday night, another vote on Capitol Hill on healthcare reform, and coverage of it on cable news. The vote, which essentially allows the debate to begin on the Senate floor, was 60-39, with Ohio GOP Sen. George Voinovich the only senator not to vote. Interestingly, all the cable news channels were... [TVNewser]

Fox Biz to Cover Saturday Night Senate Vote - Posted November 20, 2009
•Fox Business will cover the Senate vote on healthcare reform tomorrow night. Coverage begins at 8pmET with David Asman anchoring from New York and Peter Barnes report... [TVNewser]

Looks Like Luke Russert Just Got 'Defriended' by Tamron Hall - Posted November 17, 2009
This afternoon MSNBC's Tamron Hall and David Shuster reported on the news that "Unfriend" is the ... [TVNewser]

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

President Bush Speaks at SMU - Posted November 12, 2009
Starting at 3:03pmET, Fox News' "Studio B" broadcast President George W. Bush's speech from Southern Methodist University live and in its entirety. Fox was the only network to do so. This was considered by some to be the former president's first major public speech since leaving office. ... [TVNewser]

Cable News Snapshot: 11:08pmET 11/07/2009 - Posted November 7, 2009
The House passed its version of the health care reform bill, getting the 218 votes needed at 11:07pmET tonight. The final vote was 220 in favor, 215 against. One republican, Rep. Joseph Cao of Louisiana voted for it. Geraldo Rivera was hosting live coverage on Fox news. On CNN, Don Lemon anchored... [TVNewser]

Fmr. Congressman Walks off MSNBC Set - Posted November 7, 2009
On Friday's "Ed Show', with David Shuster filling in, former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo took offense to something said by Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas as the two discussed healthcare reform. It ended with Tancredo taking off his mic, and le... [TVNewser]

Cablers Cover Shooting at Fort Hood - Posted November 5, 2009
In the 3pmET hour, the cable networks all covered breaking news of a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas near a soldier readiness processing center. (AP story) Early reports had casualties at 7 dead and 20 injured. One suspect was in custody and two others were at large. > Update: As of an Army... [TVNewser]

"Goatee Gamble": Still Goatee-ed - Posted October 22, 2009
It is 3:45pm the day after and NBC's Chuck Todd is still sporting a goatee... Though, he did just announce on MSNBC that we'll have a final answer tomorrow morning on "Today." He also ack... [FishbowlDC]

Last Night: Book Parties & Screenings - Posted October 20, 2009
• DC's media types also turned out last night for a screening of HBO's documentary "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama" at MPAA with filmmakers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams. NYT's Jeff Zeleny, the New Yorker's ... [FishbowlDC]

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

The Video Ticker: Stewart, 'Countdown,' Goldberg - Posted September 30, 2009
> Jon Stewart mocked Sean Hannity's coverage of the California farmers' drought on "The Daily Show" last night in a segment titled, "Where the Riled Things Are." > Filling in on "Countdown," ... [TVNewser]

Fishbook's Final Category: "Cutest Couple" of 2009 - Posted September 2, 2009
Alright folks... the final category. Which couple is so cute that you can't stand it? Start voting on DC Media's "Cutest Couple" of 2009. *The photo collage is now complete. Take special note of Kilroy and Armstrong - our last picture to be added! ... [FishbowlDC]

Vote Now: FishbookDC 2009's "Biggest Rebel" - Posted September 2, 2009
Who is FishbookDC Class of 2009's "Biggest Rebel?" If you like your rebellion cooked snarky, vote Mason. Snarky with a side of stone cold silver fox? Vote Curl. Just stoned? Huff-huff-po with Ryan Grim. For a more traditional "scare the sh*t out you" version, you can't go... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC: Remaining Candidates Revealed - Posted September 1, 2009
Cutest Couple CNN's Dana Bash & John King Examiner's Kiki Ryan & Bloomberg's Tim Burger Bloomberg's ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted August 3, 2009
... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.03.09 - Posted August 3, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Monday mo... [FishbowlDC]

Cablers in the News: Wolf, Bret, Shep & Greta - Posted July 27, 2009
• Get personal with CNN's Wolf Blitzer in the latest Reader's Digest. The Situation Room anchor is currently reading Tom Ricks' "The Gamble," his morning reading list includes Politico, HuffPost, Drudge, WaPo and NYT (online), he loves "Entourage" and- our personal fave Wolf fun fact- he's c... [FishbowlDC]

Donny Deutsch Anchoring on MSNBC - Posted July 27, 2009
First, CNBC exile Dylan Ratigan got two hours of MSNBC's morning programming, now Donny Deutsch is bookending dayside as he fills in this week for v... [TVNewser]

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

Remainder of Sanford Emails Released - Posted July 17, 2009
More Sanford emails! Earlier this week, we took a look at a few of the emails sent to Gov. Mark Sanford's communications director, including ones sent by ABC's Jake Tapper. Yesterday, more of the over 500 emails have been released and Politico's ... [TVNewser]

NBC-WRC Wins DC Media Softball Championship, Shuster's Really Proud - Posted July 13, 2009
Shuster modestly shows off the MMSL championship trophy on MSNBC this afternoon. David Shuster's anchoring MSNBC now, but this weekend he was leading NBC's softball t... [FishbowlDC]

Can You Say That on TV? - Posted July 13, 2009
Here's why we follow @HowardKurtz on Twitter - when we don't have the volume up, he does: MSNBC guest just talked about "investigating Bill Clinton for a blowjob." Didn't know you could say that on TV. Shuster grimaced, apologized Here's what happened -- around 3:49pmET a guest was m... [TVNewser]

Michael Jackson 1958-2009: TV News Notes - Posted June 25, 2009
• ABC News will present a special "20/20" tonight at 9pmET/PT. "The Life and Death of Michael Jackson" will be anchored by Barbara Walters and Martin Bashir. Walters will then anchor the 10pm special on the life of Farrah Fawcett. &bu... [TVNewser]

Cablers Scramble to Cover Michael Jackson News - Posted June 25, 2009
The cable news networks have been covering the news that Michael Jackson was rushed to UCLA Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. At 5:20pmET TMZ.com reported Jackson had died after paramedics were unable to revive him. As ... [TVNewser]

Filmmaker John Ziegler on Tomorrow's Menu - Posted June 3, 2009
Do you remember this interview between John Ziegler and David Shuster? How about ... [TVNewser]

Can Ed Schultz Improve MSNBC's 6pm Ratings? - Posted May 13, 2009
That is the question raised by Politico's Michael Calderone today, who profiled MSNBC's Ed Schultz. ... [TVNewser]

M(ostly) S(huster) NBC - Posted May 12, 2009
A tipster sent FishbowlDC this little treat. Apparently, this sign hangs on David Shuster's door at the MSNBC bureau. ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's Dayside Anchors Debate Carrie Prejean : "Can I Vomit Right Now?" - Posted May 12, 2009
After the wall-to-wall coverage of the Donald Trump/Carrie Prejean news conference, MSNBC's dayside anchor team of ... [TVNewser]

T&A In the Middle of the Day? Of Course We'll Take It Live - Posted May 12, 2009
The four cable news networks carried the news conference this morning fronted by this century's P.T. Barnum, Donald Trump. Riding the wave of the successful finale of Celebrity Apprentice 2 Sunday night (8.7 million viewers, ranking NBC #2 for the night), the Donald called a... [TVNewser]

The After-Parties: Vanity Fair & Bloomberg - Posted May 10, 2009
So just who made the cut at the highly exclusive Vanity Fair/Bloomberg after-party at the gorgeous residence of French Ambassador Pierre Vimont? It was impossible to get in if you weren't on the list- Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford got turned away at first, but we saw him inside shortly after. No pics... [FishbowlDC]

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

Tweet du Jour: Serafin Gomez - Posted April 22, 2009
Does anyone else think that MSNBC's David Shuster always sounds like he is doing a bad impersonation of Kermit the Frog? about 14 hours ago from Fox News' Serafin Gomez T... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.22.09 - Posted April 22, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 93 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: CBS, FNC, MSNBC... - Posted April 21, 2009
> 48 Hours Mystery was Saturday night's #1 program in households (5.0 rating / 9 share) and Total Viewers (7.26m). Compared to the same week last year, the CBS News magazine is up 25% in households. The show featured the unsolved murder of Air Force Col. Philip Michael Shue. > Part... [TVNewser]

Scarborough Knocks "Childish Sexual Jokes" Made By "People on Networks" - Posted April 16, 2009
Within the first 15 minutes of Morning Joe, yesterday's tea parties were the hot topic, especially how the media covered them. "The larger point is that anyone who gets actively involved in government, no matter what, if they're out there, you say that's a good thing," said ... [TVNewser]

"It's Hard to Talk When You're Teabagging" - Posted April 15, 2009
Teabagging jokes — they're all the rage. The double entendres seem to have started with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and continued with her colleague ... [TVNewser]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted April 14, 2009
What we almost missed to... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster Takes Tea Bagging to a Whole New Level - Posted April 14, 2009
MSNBC's David Shuster, filling in for Keith Olbermann who took the night off to attend the Mets home opener last night, took tea bagging to a whole new level on Countdown last night. All the innuendo that's fit to print. No, actually more. Take a listen... ... [TVNewser]

Shuster Defends Unbalanced "Hypocricy Watch" - Posted April 13, 2009
From Howard Kurtz's Media Notes column: MSNBC's David Shuster is an aggressive career reporter who has never been positioned as one of the channel's left-leaning commentators. But in his "Hypocrisy Watch" segments this year, the conservative Media Research Center points out, 34 of the targets have been Republicans or conservatives -- including... [TVNewser]

O'Donnell on Page Six: "That Report Belongs in the Diaper Champ" - Posted April 3, 2009
We're calling BS on part of a Page Six item from this morning that claimed, because of anchor changes at MSNBC, Washington-based anchor Norah O'Donnell was left out in the cold. An "insider" told the Post: And poor Norah. What's she going to do now? She's been cryi... [TVNewser]

Changes At MSNBC - Posted April 1, 2009
Ed Schultz will now host MSNBC's 6pm hour, David Shuster with Tamron Hall will take over 3-5pm and Norah O'Donnell will move to the morning-- more details on that... [FishbowlDC]

Ed Schultz to Host MSNBC's 6pmET Hour - Posted April 1, 2009
While it's status quo for the 10pmET hour on MSNBC, Ed Schultz will take over the 6pmET slot currently hosted by MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Shuster Working On a New Theme Song for 1600 - Posted March 26, 2009
From TVNewser: Yesterday's song of the day from Jonathan Mann (who has put together 85 songs, one each day, and counting on YouTube) was in response to a request from MSNBC's David Shuster. Mann will appear on tonigh... [FishbowlDC]

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Gets New Theme Song - Posted March 26, 2009
Yesterday's song of the day from Jonathan Mann (who has put together 85 songs, one each day, and counting on YouTube) was in response to a request from MSNBC's David Shuster. Mann will appear on tonight's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to talk about the "new theme song" for the show, ... [TVNewser]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted March 20, 2009
What we almost missed today... The Hollywood Reporter says networks are reluctant to shuffle their primetime shows for President Obama's address next Tuesday evening. "Fulfilling their scheduling civic duty is starting to seem increasingly cumbersome to broadcasters, however. Between a struggling economy and ratings sagging in midseason, every interruption costs networks advertising... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster vs. Karl Rove (Via Twitter) - Posted March 18, 2009
David Shuster has put Karl Rove in his "Hypocrisy Watch" segment on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue frequently, and as of yet, Rove has not responded publicly. But through Twitter, the ... [TVNewser]

Rumors Swirl as Ed Schultz Guest Hosts on MSNBC - Posted March 11, 2009
With the hypothetical possibility of a new MSNBC show at 10pmET, each guest hosting spot gets extra scrutiny. This was the case with radio host Ed Schultz, who filled in for David Shuster... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.11.09 - Posted March 11, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

John Ziegler's NBC Media Tour: "You Guys Were in Love With Barack Obama" - Posted February 23, 2009
"Media Malpractice" filmmaker John Ziegler had a contentious interview last month with ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.18.09 - Posted February 18, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Shuster Highlights "Progressive Blogosphere" - Posted February 17, 2009
David Shuster's "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" is looking to the Web. The anchor is now active on Twitter, and yesterday he revealed he would spend a segment on the program each night looking at what's being ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: ABC, CBS, MSNBC... - Posted February 3, 2009
> ABC News will begin a series, "Afghanistan: Where Things Stand," across all platforms on Sunday. Included will be reports from senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, who was embedded recently with troops in Kabul. > Before the Super Bowl, there was CBS News' 48 Hours Mystery. On Saturday, it was... [TVNewser]

The First Press Briefing: Plante, Thomas, Henry... - Posted January 22, 2009
The cable news networks all carried Robert Gibbs' first White House press briefing this afternoon. Among the new crop covering the Obama administration: Chuck Todd for NBC, Chip Reid for CBS, ... [TVNewser]

Shuster vs. Palin Interviewer on MSNBC - Posted January 9, 2009
When "Media Malpractice" filmmaker John Ziegler appeared on MSNBC to discuss the YouTube clips released yesterday of his interview... [TVNewser]

Top 10 TVNewser Stories of '08 - Posted December 31, 2008
From a Matt Lauer tease to a disturbing Glenn Beck video (and his new place of employment). From what David Shuster said on-air to what Jesse Jackson said off-air, ... [TVNewser]

Shuster To Be Named Permanent Anchor of "1600" - Posted December 15, 2008
It appears David Shuster will continue anchoring "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" beyond this week. The New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

Another Week For Shuster - Posted December 12, 2008
No announcement has been made as to the permanent host of MSNBC's 6pmET program, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But just as he has this week, TVNewser has learned David Shuster will anchor all next week as well.... [TVNewser]

NBC Makes It Official: Gregory Is New "Meet" Host - Posted December 7, 2008
Discuss amongst yourselves. Betsy Fischer remains on as executive producer. David Shuster will fill in on Gregory's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. ... [FishbowlDC]

With Meet the Press, Gregory Gives up MSNBC Anchoring - Posted December 7, 2008
As he takes over moderating duties at Meet the Press, David Gregory gives up anchoring his 6pmET MSNBC show, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. MSNBC spokesman Jeremy Gaines tells TVNewser, "... [TVNewser]

Separated At Birth: David Shuster Part II - Posted December 2, 2008
For this week's Separated at Birth, we have a user submitted suggestion. Does MSNBC's David Shuster look like... Legendary ventriliquist puppet Charlie McCarthy? ... [FishbowlDC]

Cabler Connections to the Mumbai Attacks - Posted November 27, 2008
As networks were looking for correspondents on the ground to cover the attacks in Mumbai Wednesday, FBN had someone to talk to — reporter Jeff Flock's daughter, Elizabeth Flock. Flock is... [TVNewser]

Separated At Birth: David Shuster - Posted November 19, 2008
For this week's Separated at Birth, we have MSNBC's David Shuster. Does David look like... Heath Ledger? ... [FishbowlDC]

Alison Stewart to Guest Host Maddow - Posted November 18, 2008
MSNBC alum, and all-around TV sweetheart Alison Stewart (so says Chris, who worked with her too) will be guest hosting The Rachel Maddow Show tonight and tomorrow night. This comes after some not-so-great reviews for ... [TVNewser]

Real New York Times Exposes Fake McCain Adviser - Posted November 13, 2008
People are certainly taking the fake news trend to an extreme these days. Yesterday was all about the fake New York Times and today comes word that Martin Eisenst... [Fishbowl NY]

Real New York Times Exposes Fake McCain Adviser - Posted November 13, 2008
People are certainly taking the fake news trend to an extreme these days. Yesterday was all about the fake New York Times and today comes word that Martin Eisenst... [FishbowlNY]

"Martin Eisenstadt" Revealed: "If They Were Going To Be Cowards, Then We Figured We May As Well Step In" - Posted November 12, 2008
The New York Times' Richard Perez-Pena breaks the news of who Martin Eisenstadt... [TVNewser]

Who Is Martin Eisenstadt? - Posted November 11, 2008
All day, TVNewser has been making calls on the story of Martin Eisenstadt, trying to find out if the person who claims to be one of the sources of Carl Cameron's reporting about ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: First Votes, Election Menu, Joe on Today... - Posted November 4, 2008
> At MidnightET ABC's Terry Moran on Nightline, CNN's Larry King, and MSNBC's David Shuster were all live with the first election day votes from Dixville Notch, NH.... [TVNewser]

Cablers Break News of Obama's Grandmother's Death - Posted November 3, 2008
Just after 4:34pmET, MSNBC's David Shuster broke the news that Sen. Barack Obama's grandmother had passed away from cancer. CNN reported the news two minutes later, breaking into the same Sen. ... [TVNewser]

Shuster v. Porritt - Posted November 3, 2008
MSNBC's David Shuster goes at it with McCain flak Ben Porritt over Gov. Sarah Palin's recent comments re: the First Amendment. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.22.08 - Posted October 22, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Daytime Changes For MSNBC - Posted October 19, 2008
MSNBC will be moving to a three-anchor daytime line-up beginning tomorrow, featuring Tamron Hall, Contessa Brewer and ... [TVNewser]

DC's "Funniest" "Celebrity": Kotecki Wuz Robbed! - Posted September 11, 2008
Last night was the 15th annual "D.C.'s Funniest Celebrity" competition and, after bombing for two years in a year, I decided to simply become a judge instead. (See my write up on last night's event for the Washington Examiner here, including video and p... [FishbowlDC]

Palin & The Media - Posted September 9, 2008
A snippy exchange between American Spectator Managing Editor J.P. Freire and MSNBC's David Shuster: ... [FishbowlDC]

Uncomfortable MSNBC Moment #2 - Posted August 26, 2008
Yesterday it was a Joe Scarborough-Keith Olbermann open mic moment involving a sh... [TVNewser]

Denver Makes Joe Scarborough Fiesty - Posted August 26, 2008
First he goes off on David Shuster this morning and now this? ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Picks Biden. CNN is First With The News - Posted August 23, 2008
By the time the network evening newscasts went on the air Friday night, the democratic veepstakes had been narrowed to one name. But it would take another six hours to confirm Barack Obama had chosen ... [TVNewser]

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

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

Morning Reading List, 08.15.08 - Posted August 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of medi... [FishbowlDC]

Edwards Affair: Shuster Wants Apology - Posted August 8, 2008
Just after 3:15pmET, MSNBC anchor David Shuster had an interesting take on the fall-out from the John Edwards affair, which he admits to in an ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.07.08 - Posted August 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Does Jim Cramer Know Jimmy Carter is Still Alive? - Posted July 31, 2008
This morning on MSNBC, during an appearance on Morning Joe, CNBC's Jim Cramer got his deceased presidents confused. Seriously. Joe Scarborough and Cramer were talking about wha... [TVNewser]

Peacocks Win DC Media Softball Championship - Posted July 13, 2008
The WRC/NBC/MSNBC softball team won the DC Metro Media softball league championship today beating AOL 12-0 in the final. The team includes center fielder and MSNBC correspondent David Shuster, right fielder and NBC producer Christina Jamison, and WRC manager ... [TVNewser]

Shuster's Back! - Posted February 25, 2008
MSNBC's David Shuster made his return on Friday's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." "Welcome back," said Keith. He told TVNewser's Gail Shister: "Does it bother me that I was thrown under the bus to pay for the sins of the father? No," he says in an exclusive interview. "As somebody who's covered politics for... [FishbowlDC]

The Clinton/Journo Romance Continues - Posted February 15, 2008
It just goes on and on ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.15.08 - Posted February 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

Shuster To Return On The Feb. 22 - Posted February 14, 2008
From TVNewser: David Shuster will return to MSNBC on Feb. 22. ... [FishbowlDC]

The Shuster Campaign - Posted February 12, 2008
A tipster alerted us to this Facebook page supporting MSNBC's David Shuster during his times of trouble. From the look of things, the page has been started by relatives of Shuster's wife (Bloombe... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.12.08 - Posted February 12, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's the birthday of Abe Lincoln and Sen. Arlen Specter. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | BOOKS | ... [FishbowlDC]

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

Morning Reading List, 01.11.08 - Posted January 11, 2008
It's a good morning, Washington, even with the Dupont 5 closing. In honor of Mary J. Blige's birthday, please have a drama-free day. And Playbook reminds us that it's Mark Halperin's birthday today. Which means that ... [FishbowlDC]

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

Where Was Keith Last Night? - Posted October 9, 2007
David Shuster sat in for Keith Olbermann last night on Countdown. Keith pre-recorded some cute intros and bumpers for the show, teeing up David's appearance. Where was Keith? The Yankee's game of course. ... [FishbowlDC]

Dan Abrams and Shuster's Apology - Posted September 28, 2007
FishbowlDC hears that MSNBC General Manager Dan Abrams asked David Shuster to apologize for Wednesday's Rep. Marsha Blackburn incident and even wrote the bulk of Shuster's on-air apology. We also hear that an on-air explanation of this episode is not expected today, with MSNBC hoping to pretend the entire episode never happened. Blackburn's... [FishbowlDC]

Shuster Says Sorry - Posted September 26, 2007
David Shuster just took to the air on MSNBC to apologize for an earlier segment, in which he asked Rep. Marsha Blackburn to name the last person from her district who died in Iraq. The original transcript: Blackburn:"The name of the last soldier killed in Iraq uh -- from my district I... [FishbowlDC]

Separated At Birth: Mrs. Shuster 2.0 - Posted June 4, 2007
We got a lot of reader suggestions for Julianna Goldman, the new bride of David Shuster. Does Goldman... ...look like Anne Hathaway? (... [FishbowlDC]

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