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Martin Bashir Out at MSNBC - Posted December 4, 2013
Breaking: MSNBC host Martin Bashir is leaving the network. Bashir hasn't been on the air since Nov. 22. MSNBC said he was on a pre... [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]

Cumulus Taps Kim Bryant as New York Market Manager - Posted January 8, 2013
Industry veteran Kim Bryant has been named executive in charge of Cumulus' New York radio cluster. She'll oversee all sales and station operations. Bryant will lead the talk giant WABC with aging, albeit still a rating draw... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cumulus Taps Kim Bryant as New York Market Manager - Posted January 8, 2013
Industry veteran Kim Bryant has been named executive in charge of Cumulus' New York radio cluster. She'll oversee all sales and station operations. Bryant will lead the talk giant WABC with aging, albeit still a rating draw... [FishbowlNY]

Taking the 'McKay Way' to WPLJ, WABC - Posted January 8, 2013
There are dozens of radio traffic reporters in the New York market. Many of them could be deemed "interchangable" with a cookie cutter sound. Only a select few in the last 20 years have been able to make a career, and be known to a large number of listeners. And then... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Taking the 'McKay Way' to WPLJ, WABC - Posted January 8, 2013
There are dozens of radio traffic reporters in the New York market. Many of them could be deemed "interchangable" with a cookie cutter sound. Only a select few in the last 20 years have been able to make a career, and be known to a large number of listeners. And then... [FishbowlNY]

Cumulus Gives Don Imus a Multi-Year Extension - Posted December 12, 2012
Don Imus, the legendary morning man, has extended his relationship with Cumulus Media through 2015. The I-Man has inked a deal keeping him anchored to the 77 WABC 6 a.m. to 10 a.m shift for another three years. Imus in the Morning is syndicated to all 50 sta... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cumulus Gives Don Imus a Multi-Year Extension - Posted December 12, 2012
Don Imus, the legendary morning man, has extended his relationship with Cumulus Media through 2015. The I-Man has inked a deal keeping him anchored to the 77 WABC 6 a.m. to 10 a.m shift for another three years. Imus in the Morning is syndicated to all 50 sta... [FishbowlNY]

Don Imus Re-Signs With Fox Business Network - Posted December 11, 2012
Fox Business has re-signed Don Imus to a multi-year deal. Imus' radio program, "Imus in the Morning," will continue to simulcast on FBN weekdays from 6-9amET. "Imus has been a great addition to the FBN team bringing a business savvy program that informs and ente... [TVNewser]

After Imus Presses, Melissa Francis Reveals Part of the Conclusion of Her Memoir - Posted November 13, 2012
FBN anchor Melissa Francis is on her book tour for "Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter" in which she describes a troubling upbringing as a child actor at the hands of a domineering, success-at-all-costs mother. Imus rightly pressed Francis about ... [TVNewser]

Mike Francesa '50-50' on Renewing WFAN Contract in Two Years - Posted June 29, 2012
Whether you call him arrogant, curt, opinionated, argumentative, abrupt, or intolerant, Mike Francesa agrees. However, as we conclude our celebration of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Mike Francesa '50-50' on Renewing WFAN Contract in Two Years - Posted June 29, 2012
Whether you call him arrogant, curt, opinionated, argumentative, abrupt, or intolerant, Mike Francesa agrees. However, as we conclude our celebration of ... [FishbowlNY]

The Chernoff Chronicles: Celebrating 25 Years of WFAN - Posted June 25, 2012
The nation's first all-sports radio station is about to celebrate 25 years, and FishbowlNY is joining in the accolades. Beginning today, we start a special, week-long series commemorating WFAN's silver milestone July 1. There are interviews with two charter members of the station, the first person on the air, and the signa... [FishbowlLA]

The Chernoff Chronicles: Celebrating 25 Years of WFAN - Posted June 25, 2012
The nation's first all-sports radio station is about to celebrate 25 years, and FishbowlNY is joining in the accolades. Beginning today, we start a special, week-long series commemorating WFAN's silver milestone July 1. There are interviews with two charter members of the station, the first person on the air, and the signa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Chernoff Chronicles: Celebrating 25 Years of WFAN - Posted June 25, 2012
The nation's first all-sports radio station is about to celebrate 25 years, and FishbowlNY is joining in the accolades. Beginning today, we start a special, week-long series commemorating WFAN's silver milestone July 1. There are interviews with two charter members of the station, the first person on the air, and the signa... [FishbowlNY]

A Crush, and a 'Shotski,' For Dan Rather - Posted May 24, 2012
Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather continues to make the rounds to promote his new book Rather Outspoken. Last night he appeared on CNN's "Erin Burnett Outfront," where Burnett revealed that she had a crush on the newsman growing up, and that she would kiss the TV set at the... [TVNewser]

Imus Annual Radiothon Still Tallying for Charity - Posted April 23, 2012
Don Imus' annual Radiothon is still generating big money for good causes. Imus used his radio show Thursday and Friday to raise funds for several worthy organizations. The money goes toward CJ Foundation for SIDS, Tomorrow's Children's Fund, and... [FishbowlLA]

Imus Annual Radiothon Still Tallying for Charity - Posted April 23, 2012
Don Imus' annual Radiothon is still generating big money for good causes. Imus used his radio show Thursday and Friday to raise funds for several worthy organizations. The money goes toward CJ Foundation for SIDS, Tomorrow's Children's Fund, and... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus Annual Radiothon Still Tallying for Charity - Posted April 23, 2012
Don Imus' annual Radiothon is still generating big money for good causes. Imus used his radio show Thursday and Friday to raise funds for several worthy organizations. The money goes toward CJ Foundation for SIDS, Tomorrow's Children's Fund, and... [FishbowlNY]

Don Imus and Neil Cavuto Butt Heads Once Again on FBN - Posted March 2, 2012
Fox Business Network host Don Imus has never been afraid to share his feelings about the network on-air. Last year Imus and FBN host Neil Cavuto got into an on-air tiff, and this morning it happened agai... [TVNewser]

Revolving Door: 'USA Today,' Reuters, Time Inc., and More - Posted December 2, 2011
USA Today's editor John Hillkirk has stepped down to be senior edi... [PRNewser]

Don Imus Compares FBN PR Team to Jerry Sandusky. PR Responds: 'This Is Just Imus Being Imus' - Posted December 1, 2011
On his program this morning, Fox Business Network host Don Imus set his sights on his parent company, criticizing the public relations team at FBN by comparing them to former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky and referring to them as... [TVNewser]

Does Calling Your Viewers 'Bastards' Directly Affect Your Ratings? - Posted November 30, 2011
Don Imus's morning show has never been on more radio stations than it is today -- more than 80. But the cowboy boot-wearing jock is having a hard time finding his footing on TV. In the just finished November ratings period, "Imus in the Morning" was ... [TVNewser]

Sen. John McCain on His Daughter Joining MSNBC: 'She Went Over to the Dark Side' - Posted November 28, 2011
Senator John McCain called in to "Imus in the Morning" on FBN today, and among the topics that came up was McCain's daughter, Meghan, joining MSNBC. "She went over to the dark side, I guess," McCain joked. "I'm sure she'll do well. She's feisty, and I think being over there she's... [TVNewser]

GQ Talks to 'The Least GQ Person in the World' - Posted October 31, 2011
Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity talks politics, TV, family and ... style. Yes, style. It's an interview with GQ aft... [TVNewser]

Bob Pittman, One-Time WNBC-AM Programmer, Named a Clear Channel CEO - Posted October 3, 2011
Bob Pittman, whose had a successful media run as broadcasting executive, has been named Clear Channel CEO of Media Holdings. Pittman joined the company last November as chairman of Media and Entertainment Platforms, helping to tran... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bob Pittman, One-Time WNBC-AM Programmer, Named a Clear Channel CEO - Posted October 3, 2011
Bob Pittman, whose had a successful media run as broadcasting executive, has been named Clear Channel CEO of Media Holdings. Pittman joined the company last November as chairman of Media and Entertainment Platforms, helping to tran... [FishbowlNY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted August 12, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Fred Imus, Brother of Don Imus, Dies at 69, August 8 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted August 12, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Fred Imus, Brother of Don Imus, Dies at 69, August 8 ... [FishbowlNY]

ESPN 1050 and WFAN Battle for Ratings and Advertisers - Posted May 25, 2011
As we told you last week, WFAN had some modest gains in the overall April Nielsen PPM ratings, while ESPN 1050/WEPN saw no change. However, the upstart sports talker did see a gain in a key demographic. The ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ESPN 1050 and WFAN Battle for Ratings and Advertisers - Posted May 25, 2011
As we told you last week, WFAN had some modest gains in the overall April Nielsen PPM ratings, while ESPN 1050/WEPN saw no change. However, the upstart sports talker did see a gain in a key demographic. The ... [FishbowlNY]

Charles McCord Leaves Imus Behind--Next Stop, Arkansas - Posted May 9, 2011
If you missed it last week, on Friday morning Charles McCord walked away from his newsreader/sidekick role on WABC-AM-based Imus in the Morning. He had announced his retirement last month. It was McCord's final chance to take ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Charles McCord Leaves Imus Behind--Next Stop, Arkansas - Posted May 9, 2011
If you missed it last week, on Friday morning Charles McCord walked away from his newsreader/sidekick role on WABC-AM-based Imus in the Morning. He had announced his retirement last month. It was McCord's final chance to take ... [FishbowlNY]

Charles McCord bids farewell to 'Imus' - Posted May 6, 2011
So, apparently it's "Good-bye Friday." Charles McCord, Don Imus' longtime sidekick on the radio and on TV, had his last broadcast today. FBN's Connell McShane takes over ... [TVNewser]

Chris Wallace to Don Imus: 'Sometimes you're fun and sometimes you're not' - Posted April 21, 2011
FNC's Chris Wallace did his weekly call-in to Don Imus this morning and for the first minute or so, all Imus wanted to know about was Wallace's other TV and radio appearances. Imus: "Are any of them as much fun as being on with us -- me?" Wallace: "Well, sometimes you're fun... [TVNewser]

Veteran Imus Newsman/Sidekick Charles McCord Retiring Next Month - Posted April 15, 2011
Johnny Carson had Ed McMahon, Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen, and for the better part of the last 40 years Don Imus has had Charles McCord. The veteran newsman/sidekick for the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Veteran Imus Newsman/Sidekick Charles McCord Retiring Next Month - Posted April 15, 2011
Johnny Carson had Ed McMahon, Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen, and for the better part of the last 40 years Don Imus has had Charles McCord. The veteran newsman/sidekick for the ... [FishbowlNY]

Connell McShane to take over for Charles McCord on 'Imus in the Morning' - Posted April 15, 2011
Don Imus's longtime sidekick Charles McCord is leaving "Imus in the Morning", effectively giving three weeks notice on the air this morning. FBN anchor ... [TVNewser]

Fmr. Gov. David Paterson on CNN's Eliot Spitzer: 'If it doesn't work out, I'm always there to take his place' - Posted February 20, 2011
Fmr. Gov. David Paterson (D-NY) talked to Don Imus on FBN on Friday about his predecessor Fmr. Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-NY) and his new show on CNN "Parker Spitzer." Paterson said that he was never invited to be on CNN with Spitzer, but he does "talk to him from time to time."... [TVNewser]

Don Imus Leaving FBN? - Posted February 2, 2011
In today's U.S. News & World Report's Washington Wispers, there are rumors that Don Imus is leaving Fox Business Network:... [TVNewser]

Sid Rosenberg Says Joining WINS a 'No Brainer' - Posted December 29, 2010
As we reported last week, veteran radio talker Sid Rosenberg is joining 1010 WINS as morning sports anchor. The one-year deal starts Monday. Rosenberg, known... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sid Rosenberg Says Joining WINS a 'No Brainer' - Posted December 29, 2010
As we reported last week, veteran radio talker Sid Rosenberg is joining 1010 WINS as morning sports anchor. The one-year deal starts Monday. Rosenberg, known... [FishbowlNY]

No Deal Yet Bringing Sid Rosenberg to WINS - Posted December 13, 2010
We recently reported that 1010 WINS has agreed to hire controversial talk show host Sid Rosenberg. Newsday first had the story. Other sites have Rosenb... [morningmedianewsfeed]

No Deal Yet Bringing Sid Rosenberg to WINS - Posted December 13, 2010
We recently reported that 1010 WINS has agreed to hire controversial talk show host Sid Rosenberg. Newsday first had the story. Other sites have Rosenb... [FishbowlNY]

Sports Host Sid Rosenberg Reportedly Set to Join WINS - Posted December 4, 2010
Sid Rosenberg, the oft-troubled, talented sports radio host is headed back to New York on a regular basis. Newsday reports Rosenberg, the former WFAN host and contributor, will be the weekday morning sports anchor at ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sports Host Sid Rosenberg Reportedly Set to Join WINS - Posted December 4, 2010
Sid Rosenberg, the oft-troubled, talented sports radio host is headed back to New York on a regular basis. Newsday reports Rosenberg, the former WFAN host and contributor, will be the weekday morning sports anchor at ... [FishbowlNY]

O'Reilly on Imus: 'FOX broadcasting takes shots at Fox News, which basically is paying the bills' - Posted November 30, 2010
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly was on "Imus in the Morning" this morning to plug his new book "Pinheads and Patriots" and talk to about ... [TVNewser]

Sen. Joe Lieberman on Imus: 'Fox Business is my favorite...anything Rupert Murdoch owns' - Posted November 29, 2010
Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) was on "Imus in The Morning" today. After giving CNN credit for turning down anonymous WikiLeaks sources, Don Imus chimed in "I hate CNN. I wish you hadn't brought that up." "But of course, really, Fox Business is my favorite," the senator told Imus, "and Fox generally, anything... [TVNewser]

WABC Talkers Hannity, Imus, and Limbaugh Named to Newsweek Power 50 - Posted November 4, 2010
Newsweek compiled its Power 50, a list of the highest-earning political figures of 2010. The grouping, gathered by intelligence and research firm Wealth-X, includes several big name media personalities. Rush Limbaugh is atop the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WABC Talkers Hannity, Imus, and Limbaugh Named to Newsweek Power 50 - Posted November 4, 2010
Newsweek compiled its Power 50, a list of the highest-earning political figures of 2010. The grouping, gathered by intelligence and research firm Wealth-X, includes several big name media personalities. Rush Limbaugh is atop the ... [FishbowlNY]

Election 2010: Business News Channels Have Primetime Plans for Midterm Elections - Posted October 27, 2010
For the business news channels, daytime is where the bread is buttered, but for the 2010 midterm elections, they are all planning special primetime programming. As one would expect, all three channels are bringing out their big guns for the night, with CNBC's coverage being led by ... [TVNewser]

WABC Gives Radio Host Joe Crummey a Homecoming - Posted September 22, 2010
WABC is giving the coveting 10 a.m-noon slot to Joe Crummey. The shift had been hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brz... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WABC Gives Radio Host Joe Crummey a Homecoming - Posted September 22, 2010
WABC is giving the coveting 10 a.m-noon slot to Joe Crummey. The shift had been hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brz... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Wallace, Don Imus Talk Glenn Beck - Posted September 9, 2010
"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace appeared on Fox Business Network's "Imus in the Morning" earlier today. Wallace spoke to host Don Imus about a number of subjects, including Fox News opinion host Glenn Beck. Imus asked about Wallace's questions ... [TVNewser]

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski Prepare for Return to Radio - Posted August 24, 2010
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have been off of the radio airwaves since April, when Citadel, which syndicates the show, said their pr... [TVNewser]

Do Not Mess with Roger Ailes or Sean Hannity - Posted August 6, 2010
The NYPD recently released a list of individuals that have permits to carry a concealed weapon, and a handful of well-known news personalities are among them. Yahoo! News' John Cook went through the list and high... [TVNewser]

Major Garrett Guest Hosting Fox News Sunday - Posted June 10, 2010
Real Clear Politics reports that Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett is trading in the briefing room for the studio, serving as guest host of "Fox New... [TVNewser]

BP, Oil Spill Rile Shepard Smith - Posted June 3, 2010
Fox News' Shepard Smith has been particularly outspoken and fired up of late about the crisis in the Gulf. The "Studio B" and "FOX Report" anchor has made a series of impassioned comments in the past few weeks about BP, the oil spill, and the leak's ef... [TVNewser]

Matthew Hiltzik: Goldman Sachs Should Lay Low - Posted April 20, 2010
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Don Imus: "Our Job Is To Monitor the Freak Parade" - Posted April 12, 2010
Don Imus — whose Imus in the Morning radio show is simulcast on FBN — is profiled (subscription required) by Crain's New York Business reporter Matthew Flamm, who writes that "mor... [TVNewser]

Beck/Couric/Imus Publicist on Mediabeat - Posted March 3, 2010
This week, our guest on mediabistro.com's Media Beat series was Matthew Hiltzik, the personal publicist for some big-name newsers, including Glenn Beck, Katie Couric... [TVNewser]

Media Beat: Matthew Hiltzik On How To Pitch Yourself At An Interview, And Other PR Trends - Posted March 3, 2010
In part three of our interview with Hiltzik Strategies founder Matthew Hiltzik, we talk about agency vs. in house PR, Hiltzik's biggest PR mentors, and how PR professionals should pitch themselves during interviews. "Don't look at your resume as very linear...it's more about in terms of the type of skills and the... [PRNewser]

Media Beat: Matthew Hiltzik Talks Toyota, Media Polarization and More - Posted March 2, 2010
PRNewser sits down with Hiltzik Strategies founder Matthew Hiltzik for part two of the latest interview in our mediabistro.com Media Beat series. In this segment, we talk about a number of recent PR issues, including Toyota's communications strategy in regards to their recent recall. "It does sort of seem that Toyota sat... [PRNewser]

Media Beat: Matthew Hiltzik On Representing Some of the Biggest Names in Media - Posted March 1, 2010
PRNewser sits down with Hiltzik Strategies founder Matthew Hiltzik for the latest interview in our mediabistro.com Media Beat series. Hiltzik has spent time working with the brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein at Miramax. He also worked with Hillary Clinton's senate campaign in 2000, among other political work. More recently, Hiltzik formed his... [PRNewser]

Clusterflake 2010 Grips TVNewsers - Posted February 26, 2010
It's another snow day here in New York City. We could see 20" in Central Park before it's all over tomorrow morning. So on the way in to the office this morning we made the midtown rounds to the TV news studios. First stop off the 1 train, the New York headquar... [TVNewser]

Geist, Imus, Ramos to Present AFTRA Awards - Posted February 17, 2010
•"CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent Bill Geist will present the 2010 AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Lifetime Achievement award to his show's host, Charles Osgood, at the... [TVNewser]

Sources Conflict on Gov. Paterson Crisis Strategy - Posted February 12, 2010
According to a source familiar with New York Governor David Paterson's administration, there is no communications strategy, and he relies too much on his own flawed judgment -- and that of his personal advisers ... [PRNewser]

Paterson Making Rounds - Posted February 11, 2010
•New York Gov. David Paterson has begun making TV rounds as controversy swirls this week about an unpublished NYTimes profile. He'll appear on Larry King tonight on CNN to "address rumors and media reports surrounding accusations of womanizing and drug use, allegations the Governor has denied." His first interview... [TVNewser]

FBN's Liz Claman on the Unique Opportunities Presented at Davos - Posted February 1, 2010
"Invigorating, unbelievably busy, very inspiring." That's how Fox Business Network's Liz Claman described the scene at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. With world and industry leaders in town from every corner of the glob... [TVNewser]

Holiday News Dump? Alexis Glick Leaves Fox Business Network - Posted December 23, 2009
Today's high profile media move comes in the form of Fox Business Network anchor and VP of Business News Alexis Glick's announcement that she is leaving the network. Glick has been with FBN since the start, and perhaps the network coordinated the move to... [PRNewser]

What Are Your Top 5 Cable News Stories in 2009? - Posted December 23, 2009
•The season of year-end lists is just beginning and ICN has one for its top five cable news industry storylines of 2009, which includes CNN's primetime, FBN's decision to bring aboard Don Imus, MSNBC's dayside, ... [TVNewser]

Alexis Glick Leaving Fox Business - Posted December 23, 2009
At the end of "Opening Bell" on FBN, anchor and VP of Business News Alexis Glick announced it would be her last broadcast on the ne... [TVNewser]

Radio Giant Citadel Files For Chapter 11 - Posted December 21, 2009
Citadel Broadcasting Corp., one of the biggest radio companies in the U.S., announced Sunday that it was entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to restructure its massive debt. Under the terms of a pre-negotiated reorganization plan, Citadel's $2.1 bil... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Radio Giant Citadel Files For Chapter 11 - Posted December 21, 2009
Citadel Broadcasting Corp., one of the biggest radio companies in the U.S., announced Sunday that it was entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to restructure its massive debt. Under the terms of a pre-negotiated reorganization plan, Citadel's $2.1 bil... [FishbowlNY]

Glenn Beck Publicist Matthew Hiltzik: 'My Job Is To Look Out For His Personal Business Interests' - Posted October 28, 2009
How much credit can Glenn Beck's publicist Matthew Hiltzik take for Beck's rise to stardom? According to a story by the Washington Post's ... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.20.09 - Posted October 20, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Tuesday m... [FishbowlDC]

CNN, MSNBC Ban Appearances on Imus? - Posted October 19, 2009
Earlier on "Imus in the Morning," Don Imus announced, "Lou Dobbs, the grassy knoll nut from CNN, was supposed to be on this morning, but he called up and canceled because apparently somebody there at... [TVNewser]

Is MSNBC Rattled by Imus? - Posted October 15, 2009
Page Six reports that Joe Scarborough is "under intense pressure to perform" now that Do... [TVNewser]

Imus Debut Week Ratings - Posted October 14, 2009
Ratings numbers for Don Imus' first week at Fox Business Network are out. "Imus in the Morning" averaged 148,000 Total Viewers in the 6-9amET timeslot for the week of October 5. That's good enou... [TVNewser]

TVNewser Recap: Week of October 4 - Posted October 10, 2009
A few of the most popular stories on TVNewser this week: It was the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. Some newsers shared reflections and ... [TVNewser]

Early Imus Ratings Arrive - Posted October 7, 2009
As we await ratings for day two of "Imus in the Morning" on Fox Business, two Websites are reporting on Monday's numbers -- which improved the timeslot by more than 1000%. According to Mediaite, Imus' show averaged 177,000 Total Viewers Monday morni... [TVNewser]

Imus at FBN: Day One. 'Congratulations and Condolences' - Posted October 5, 2009
Don Imus' debut on Fox Business was appropriately subdued: "I thought we were on last week," Imus said at 6:05, after business and news headlines. "Trial run," said news sidekick ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.05.09 - Posted October 5, 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. ... [FishbowlDC]

Imus at FBN: 'I'm More Likely to Believe Shep Smith than Katie Couric or Brian Williams' - Posted October 4, 2009
Don Imus is back on TV. (Yes, he was on RFD-TV, but even he says his move to Fox Business Network is, "the difference between being on television and being on an Etch A Sketch.") Imus talked with WaPo's Howard Kurtz about joining a team that includes ... [TVNewser]

Imus: "How Long Will It Take Him to Grow a Pair" - Posted October 1, 2009
That's what Don Imus said on his radio show about CNBC's Charlie Gasparino after he canceled an appearance on the show. Imus' full quote: I got an email from [his booker] last night -- she says CNBC won't let Charles Gasparino on so he is cancelling his appearance here because we are... [TVNewser]

Will Imus Affect 'Morning Joe?' - Posted September 30, 2009
As Don Imus' first air date at Fox Business Network approaches, NY Oberver's Felix Gillette profiles how Imus and his previous network affiliation might change the dynamic of the time slot, saying that FBN is "unleashing Don Imus to compete against NBC, the media company that shunned him in his time... [TVNewser]

Ahead of TV Re-Launch, Imus Settles in at FBN - Posted September 28, 2009
The Daily News' David Hinckley reports Don Imus is doing his radio show from the Fox Business studios this week in preparation for next week's debut on the News Corp. ne... [TVNewser]

News Notes: Capehart, Imus, Steph Steps In - Posted September 3, 2009
• WaPo's Jonathan Capehart in another priceless MSNBC moment... This morning on "Way Too Early," Willie Geist asked Capehart about his morn... [FishbowlDC]

Imus Joins Fox Business Net - Posted September 3, 2009
TVNewser has some breaking news: infamous talk radio DJ Don Imus will be joining Fox Business Netwo... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus Joins Fox Business Net - Posted September 3, 2009
TVNewser has some breaking news: infamous talk radio DJ Don Imus will be joining Fox Business Netwo... [FishbowlNY]

Breaking: Don Imus Joins Fox Biz - Posted September 3, 2009
Fox Business Network has announced, after weeks of speculation around the industry, that radio host Don Imus will be joining the network starting October 5th. Imus signed a multi-year deal with FBN to simulcast "Imus in the Morning" weekdays from 6-9amET along with his radio syndi... [TVNewser]

Monitoring FBN - Posted August 26, 2009
In his Conscience of a Liberal blog, The NYTimes' Paul Krugman keeps it brief: Krugman linked to a story from Media Matters, which pulled that fact out of a Wall Street Journal story on the move Don Imus... [TVNewser]

Imus Leaving RFD-TV; Fox Biz Ahead? - Posted August 26, 2009
NY Times Media Decoder has learned that Don Imus is departing RFD-TV, which could indicate even more clearly that a new TV opportunity is ahead for Imus: Clearing the... [TVNewser]

TVNewser Newsstand: Rather, Imus, O'Reilly... - Posted August 17, 2009
• The LATimes' Matea Gold writes about the high price Dan Rather is paying in his ongoing lawsuit against CBS. Says "60 Minutes" EP Jeff Fager: "It's like he is in some paranoid nightmare where everybody is out to get him. I ... [TVNewser]

Check-in on the Fox Business Ratings - Posted August 12, 2009
NYTimes writer Brian Stelter has gone to Nielsen for an update on how Fox Business Network has been doing in the ratings. The numbers are growing, but... In June, Fox Business was watched by an average of 21,000 people duri... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.11.09 - Posted August 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. Check out Washington Examiner Yeas & ... [FishbowlDC]

Don Imus in Talks to Bring Radio Show to Fox Business Network - Posted August 10, 2009
TVNewser has confirmed with a source close to the negotiations that Fox Business Network executives are in talks with Don Imus to bring his radio show to the 22-month old network. AllYourTV.com, which first reported the news Friday night, reports the... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs "A Grassy Knoll Nut?" - Posted July 30, 2009
FNC's Chris Wallace was on Don Imus' radio show this morning talking about, among other things, coverage of the birthers. "Clearly the birth certificate story is not worth talking about," said Wallace. Imus went one further saying Lou Dobbs' coverage ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's "Friction Free," But Debate-Filled, Morning Show - Posted April 11, 2009
Newsweek's Seth Colter Walls profiles MSNBC's "Morning Joe" for the upcoming edition of Newsweek in ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.16.09 - Posted March 16, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

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

"Hannity" Premieres With Big Ratings Victory - Posted January 13, 2009
The premiere of "Hannity" last night won its 9pmET slot in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo, beating MSNBC and CNN combined in Total Viewers. The program was up 51% in Total Viewers and 78% in the demo compared to "Hannity & Colmes" i... [TVNewser]

Morning Joe Team In Talks To Start Radio Show "By The Beginning of the Year" - Posted November 26, 2008
The Morning Joe team of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are looking for a radio gig — and it sounds like a deal is close. Although Scarborough tells T... [TVNewser]

Imus Comes To The Newseum - Posted October 16, 2008
I have a piece online for the Washington Examiner about Don Imus' live broadcast this morning from the Newseum, his first DC broadcast in years. Both Imus and sidekick ... [FishbowlDC]

The "New Form" For MSNBC Mornings - Posted July 14, 2008
New York Magazine's Mark Binelli takes a look at Morning Joe, which was born from the firing of Don Imus last year. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.18.07 - Posted December 18, 2007
Good morning Washington. Don Rumsfeld resigned a year ago today and Brad Pitt, Keith Richards and Christina Aguilera all turn a year older today. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.15.07 - Posted November 15, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you don't count religious services as a regular activity. An ABC release announces, "On Tuesday, November 20, ABC News' Charles Gibson will conduct an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with President George Bush... [FishbowlDC]

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

Scarborough: Ana Marie Cox Will Go Back On Imus - Posted October 11, 2007
On "Morning Joe," Joe Scarborough said that Time.com's Ana Marie Cox, who was one of the first people to say "no more Imus for me" during the Rutgers basketball controversy, predicted that the former Wonkette'r would reappear on Don Imus' show, should he in fact return to the airwaves. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.08.07 - Posted October 8, 2007
Good morning Washington. This is a close one, but you would rather marry a hot poor person over an ugly millionaire. "Lynn Cheney Profiled by CBS Reporter Whose Husband... [FishbowlDC]

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

Morning Reading List, 08.07.07 - Posted August 7, 2007
Good morning Washington. FairVote's is holding an Upgrade Democracy video contest and inviting you to a short video answering the question: "If you could change anything you wanted about elections, what would our democracy look like?" For more info, click here... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.30.07 - Posted July 30, 2007
Good morning Washington. Washington Post reports, "Four days after the Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C., more than 400 questions directed to the GOP presidential field have been uploaded on YouTube, as Republicans are scheduled to take their turn ... [FishbowlDC]

The Boss, Imus and Russert - Posted July 18, 2007
Marketwatch.com's Jon Friedman profiles NBC's Tim Russert who says his dream guest on Meet the Press would be Bruce Springsteen. "I'm very intrigued by him," Russert tells Fr... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.10.07 - Posted July 10, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you don't think David Gregory will eventually become the anchor of NBC Nightly News. Talking Points Memo has offered a preview ... [FishbowlDC]

Journo Ringtones - Posted June 19, 2007
This is, admittedly, a trend we'd like to see more of: Media ringtones. You can have Chris Matthews yell "Let's play Hardball!" every time your cell phone rings (but, come on, we'd much rather hear his "HA!" laugh. Who will make FishbowlDC's day and send us a .wav of that?!?). What are... [FishbowlDC]

Imus Producer Takes On Sharpton: 'You Terrorized These Spineless, Thumbsucking Executives' - Posted May 14, 2007
Bernard McGuirk, Don Imus' longtime producer who lost his job in wake the Imus' "nappy-headed 'hos" firestorm, on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes, facing off against Al Sha... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus Producer Takes On Sharpton: 'You Terrorized These Spineless, Thumbsucking Executives' - Posted May 14, 2007
Bernard McGuirk, Don Imus' longtime producer who lost his job in wake the Imus' "nappy-headed 'hos" firestorm, on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes, facing off against Al Sha... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 04.30.07 - Posted April 30, 2007
Good morning Washington. Eggs are the preferred breakfast food of D.C. journos. Mother Jones on the Washington Times' gala. A reader has beef with WJLA: Thei... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.26.07 - Posted April 26, 2007
Good morning Washington. You have no love for Rich Little. San Francisco Chronicle Washington Bureau Chief Marc Sandalow is taking a leave... [FishbowlDC]

Imus' MSNBC Replacement Thinks America Is A 'Nation Of Sissies' - Posted April 23, 2007
According to several reports, MSNBC is getting set to fill the slot formerly occupied by Don Imus slot with Philadelphia radio host Michael Smerconish. But if MSNBC was looking for a quiet, non-controversial host in a post-Imus world, they may have to look harder. Smerconish has a history of controversial statements... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus' MSNBC Replacement Thinks America Is A 'Nation Of Sissies' - Posted April 23, 2007
According to several reports, MSNBC is getting set to fill the slot formerly occupied by Don Imus slot with Philadelphia radio host Michael Smerconish. But if MSNBC was looking for a quiet, non-controversial host in a post-Imus world, they may have to look harder. Smerconish has a history of controversial statements... [FishbowlNY]

Partying With The King - Posted April 19, 2007
King and his wife flank the Trumps The short hallway between the "Pool Room" and bar acted as a sort of cosmic, generational media portal last night at the Four Seasons, where a pair of cocktail parties — one celebrating Larry King's 50 years in broadcasting (a.k.a the "old people room"), the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Partying With The King - Posted April 19, 2007
King and his wife flank the Trumps The short hallway between the "Pool Room" and bar acted as a sort of cosmic, generational media portal last night at the Four Seasons, where a pair of cocktail parties — one celebrating Larry King's 50 years in broadcasting (a.k.a the "old people room"), the... [FishbowlNY]

Imus Snubs Larry King Party - Posted April 18, 2007
One of the more intriguing questions about tonight's Larry King 50th anniversary party in New York has already been answered. Beleaguered radio host Don Imus, a longtime friend of King's, was on the invitee list for tonight's bash, but don't expect to see him. "He's not coming," our inside source says. Here's who... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus Snubs Larry King Party - Posted April 18, 2007
One of the more intriguing questions about tonight's Larry King 50th anniversary party in New York has already been answered. Beleaguered radio host Don Imus, a longtime friend of King's, was on the invitee list for tonight's bash, but don't expect to see him. "He's not coming," our inside source says. Here's who... [FishbowlNY]

Imus Fallout: Russell Simmons, Hip-Hop And Record Industry Leaders Call Closed-Door Meeting In New York - Posted April 18, 2007
Russell Simmons and dozens of record industry executives and hip-hop moguls are scheduled to meet at 2:00PM today in New York to discuss the fallout from last week's Don Imus controversy. Participating in the closed door meeting at the Park Central Hotel include Simmons, US Recorded Music CEO Lyor Cohen... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus Fallout: Russell Simmons, Hip-Hop And Record Industry Leaders Call Closed-Door Meeting In New York - Posted April 18, 2007
Russell Simmons and dozens of record industry executives and hip-hop moguls are scheduled to meet at 2:00PM today in New York to discuss the fallout from last week's Don Imus controversy. Participating in the closed door meeting at the Park Central Hotel include Simmons, US Recorded Music CEO Lyor Cohen... [FishbowlNY]

Imus Fallout: Did Russert Go Easy On Imus? - Posted April 16, 2007
It's pretty well known that Don Imus and Tim Russert have, historically, been rather chummy with each other. And during yesterday's "Meet the Press," almost all of Russert's standard "Devil's advocate" questions took the side of Imus. And Russert only twice said anything that even slightly reprimanded Imus: "I don't think anyone... [FishbowlDC]

What Imus Exit Means for Publishing - Posted April 16, 2007
The media firestorm continues in the wake of Don Imus's firing from both MSNBC and CBS as a result of the inappropriate comment heard round the world, but only now is publishing waking up to one harsh by-product: the loss of what's become a bona fide sales boost fo... [GalleyCat]

Star Columnist: Imus Gave 'Black People An Excuse' - Posted April 13, 2007
We've read dozens of articles and received thousands — thousands — of e-mails on the Imus scandal this week, each seemingly with its own take and, like our poll, pretty much evenly-divided in terms of support. At this point, we... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Star Columnist: Imus Gave 'Black People An Excuse' - Posted April 13, 2007
We've read dozens of articles and received thousands — thousands — of e-mails on the Imus scandal this week, each seemingly with its own take and, like our poll, pretty much evenly-divided in terms of support. At this point, we... [FishbowlNY]

Your Imus Coverage - Posted April 13, 2007
(Photo Credit: "Radio host Don Imus leaves his residence, Thursday, April 12, 2007, in New York. CBS fired Don Imus from his radio program Thursday, the finale to a stunning fall for one of the nation's most prominent broadcasters. Imus initially was given a two-week suspension for calli... [FishbowlDC]

BREAKING: CBS Drops Imus - Posted April 12, 2007
From AP: CBS fired Don Imus from his radio show Thursday, the final blow for the broadcaster who called the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy- headed hos." ... [FishbowlDC]

Imus Broadcasting Radio Show From MSNBC Studios - Posted April 12, 2007
Roughly 12 hours after MSNBC announced that it would cancel its simulcast of his show, MSNBC allowed Don Imus to broadcast his Imus in the Morning radio program this morning from its Secaucus, New Jersey studios today, the last broadcast before his two-week radio suspension begins. Imus was in a defiant mood... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus Broadcasting Radio Show From MSNBC Studios - Posted April 12, 2007
Roughly 12 hours after MSNBC announced that it would cancel its simulcast of his show, MSNBC allowed Don Imus to broadcast his Imus in the Morning radio program this morning from its Secaucus, New Jersey studios today, the last broadcast before his two-week radio suspension begins. Imus was in a defiant mood... [FishbowlNY]

Imus Snipping Back At Sharpton? - Posted April 12, 2007
Barely 12 hours after being fired from MSNBC... 6:12 AM: On Imus' radio program (no longer simulcast on MSNBC) this morning, Chris Carlin, who covers sports for the program, discussed yesterday's dismissal of charges against the Duke lacrosse players. (rough transcript) DON IMUS: When will Al Sharpton be apologizing to them? (LAUGHTER) CARLIN: I'm unaware of... [FishbowlDC]

Will CBS Drop Imus Too? - Posted April 11, 2007
No, at least, not yet. Their statement: "Don Imus has been suspended without pay for two weeks beginning on Monday, April 16. During that time, CBS Radio will continue to speak with all concerned parties and monitor the situation closely." Pressure there, too, is mounting. RELATED: Statement On Imus Cancellation [Media Matters] ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Will CBS Drop Imus Too? - Posted April 11, 2007
No, at least, not yet. Their statement: "Don Imus has been suspended without pay for two weeks beginning on Monday, April 16. During that time, CBS Radio will continue to speak with all concerned parties and monitor the situation closely." Pressure there, too, is mounting. RELATED: Statement On Imus Cancellation [Media Matters] ... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC Drops Imus: NBC Prez Memo To Staff - Posted April 11, 2007
For the second time in a week, NBC president Steve Capus had to send an Imus memo to staffers — and this time it's to deliver the good-bad news: Over the course of the last week m... [morningmedianewsfeed]

MSNBC Drops Imus: NBC Prez Memo To Staff - Posted April 11, 2007
For the second time in a week, NBC president Steve Capus had to send an Imus memo to staffers — and this time it's to deliver the good-bad news: Over the course of the last week m... [FishbowlNY]

Al Roker Calls The View 'Frivolous,' Wants Imus Fired - Posted April 11, 2007
When he's not busy blogging about and urging executives at NBC to fire Don Imus, Al Roker is answering our questions: You had a very long interv... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Al Roker Calls The View 'Frivolous,' Wants Imus Fired - Posted April 11, 2007
When he's not busy blogging about and urging executives at NBC to fire Don Imus, Al Roker is answering our questions: You had a very long interv... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 04.11.07 - Posted April 11, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think journalists like Tim Russert, Jeff Greenfield, etc. should not continue to appear on Don Imus' radio program. An ABC release announced that "World News with Charles Gibson" "was the #1 ... [FishbowlDC]

NBC News Prez' Imus Memo: 'I Take Imus At His Word' - Posted April 10, 2007
NBC News president Steve Capus sent this note to all NBC/MSNBC employees last night: This afternoon we took decisive action as it relates to the deplorable comments by Don Imus on his nationally broadcast radio program. We've suspended the Imus MSNBC simulcast for two weeks, beginning next Monday. We decided to start... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC News Prez' Imus Memo: 'I Take Imus At His Word' - Posted April 10, 2007
NBC News president Steve Capus sent this note to all NBC/MSNBC employees last night: This afternoon we took decisive action as it relates to the deplorable comments by Don Imus on his nationally broadcast radio program. We've suspended the Imus MSNBC simulcast for two weeks, beginning next Monday. We decided to start... [FishbowlNY]

Imus' Cancer Ranch Defense - Posted April 9, 2007
The Imus ranch in Ribera, New Mexico For those of you that don't know, Don Imus runs a ranch in New Mexico for kids with cancer. Some of those kids are black. What does that have to do with Imus calling the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed 'hos"? Nothing. But Imus wants... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus' Cancer Ranch Defense - Posted April 9, 2007
The Imus ranch in Ribera, New Mexico For those of you that don't know, Don Imus runs a ranch in New Mexico for kids with cancer. Some of those kids are black. What does that have to do with Imus calling the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed 'hos"? Nothing. But Imus wants... [FishbowlNY]

Imus: 'I Am Not A Racist' - Posted April 9, 2007
That's what Don Imus said on his radio show (simulcast on MSNBC) this morning. Over the weekend, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were among the growing chorus calling for Imus' head on a platter. Imus, who is scheduled to appear on ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus: 'I Am Not A Racist' - Posted April 9, 2007
That's what Don Imus said on his radio show (simulcast on MSNBC) this morning. Over the weekend, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were among the growing chorus calling for Imus' head on a platter. Imus, who is scheduled to appear on ... [FishbowlNY]

Imus Apologizes For 'Nappy 'Hos' Comment - Posted April 6, 2007
This morning, Don Imus apologized for calling the Rutgers' women's basketball team "nappy 'hos": "Want to take a moment to apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Imus Apologizes For 'Nappy 'Hos' Comment - Posted April 6, 2007
This morning, Don Imus apologized for calling the Rutgers' women's basketball team "nappy 'hos": "Want to take a moment to apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 03.30.07 - Posted March 30, 2007
Good morning Washington. You laughed at Karl Rove. Not with him. An NBC release announced that "Meet The Press with Tim Russert" won the week ending March 25 in all categories, both nationally and in Washington, D.C. "Meet" attracted 44% more vi... [FishbowlDC]

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