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Grading the Media on Ferguson Coverage - Posted 4 days, 14 hours ago
Now that the Ferguson protests are slowly beginning to wind down, it's likely a good time to assess how the media handled the coverage of the recent unrest, triggered by the police shooting of unarmed teen, Michael Brown. From the coverage I've seen myself, I would have to grade the media a... [TVSpy]

Video Messaging Service Glide Authenticates Recording Aired by CNN - Posted August 28, 2014
On Monday evening, CNN's Don Lemon aired an unauthenticated recording said to have captured gunshots near and at the time of unarmed Michael Brown's shooting death by police officer ... [FishbowlDC]

Video Messaging Service Glide Authenticates Recording Aired by CNN - Posted August 28, 2014
On Monday evening, CNN's Don Lemon aired an unauthenticated recording said to have captured gunshots near and at the time of unarmed Michael Brown's shooting death by police officer ... [PRNewser]

Attorney Wants Retraction of CNN Story - Posted August 28, 2014
The is it or isn't it debate over a purported audiotape of the Michael Brown shooting hit a new level last night. Lopa Blumenthal, the attorney who provided the audiotape to CNN, and other networks, says she won't "tolerat... [TVNewser]

Was Alleged Audio of Michael Brown Shooting on CNN a Hoax? - Posted August 27, 2014
Mediaite writes about CNN's morning show questioning the reporting of one of CNN's evening shows. Monday night, "CNN Tonight" ... [TVNewser]

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

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week - Posted August 22, 2014
Here are your top five stories this week across the site. 5 - Uber Lands Former Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe 4 - ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 20 - Posted August 21, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 330 | MSNBC: 96 | CNN: 251 | HLN: 107 Primetime: FNC: 540 | MSNBC: 156 | CNN: 362 | HLN: 150 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 20 - Posted August 21, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 330 | MSNBC: 96 | CNN: 251 | HLN: 107 Primetime: FNC: 540 | MSNBC: 156 | CNN: 362 | HLN: 150 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 20 - Posted August 21, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 330 | MSNBC: 96 | CNN: 251 | HLN: 107 Primetime: FNC: 540 | MSNBC: 156 | CNN: 362 | HLN: 150 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

Don Lemon Hip Hop Artist Interview Devolves Into Media Debate, Claims of Anchor Disrespect - Posted August 21, 2014
Well that was interesting. This afternoon, during coverage from Ferguson, CNN's Don Lemon brought on Brooklyn-based hip hop artist Talib Kweli, who has been protesting in the Missouri city. But the conversation quickly turned into Kweli's complaints about media coverage, then to CNN.com headline writing, and about whether Lemon dis... [TVNewser]

Are TV News Anchors Blurring the Line Between Reporting and Opinion in Ferguson? - Posted August 20, 2014
Politico writes about whether the media coverage in Ferguson has shifted from reporting to opining. On Monday night, CNN's Jake Tapper blasted the authorities' heavy-handed response to the demonstrations, which he deemed nonsensical. D... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ISIS Claims to Execute Journalist | Cond Nast Sells Fairchild - Posted August 20, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ISIS Claims to Execute Journalist | Cond Nast Sells Fairchild - Posted August 20, 2014
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Ratings: CNN Wins Primetime, Total Day Demo - Posted August 19, 2014
CNN won in the A25-54 demographic Monday in both total day and primetime, delivering 356,000 and 423,000 viewers, respectively. Fox News, second in both measurements, had 302,000 total day viewers and 405,000 primetime viewers in the demo. MSNBC was third and HLN was fourth. Fox News led the way in total view... [TVNewser]

Today's Ferguson Coverage Plans - Posted August 19, 2014
Networks remain on-scene in Ferguson today after a violent night produced tear gas, gunshots, and more clashes between police and protesters (and some violence toward journalists). As a grand jury might start hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case as soon as tomorrow, here's an upda... [TVNewser]

CNN's Don Lemon Presents Tuesday Town Hall on Race in America - Posted August 19, 2014
CNN's Jake Tapper and Don Lemon reported from Ferguson, Mo. Monday night, amid clashes between protesters and police. Earlier in the evening, Tapper questioned the level of police involvement given the number of protesters in the vicinity. "Now I want you to look at what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri, in... [FishbowlDC]

More of The Same in Ferguson - Posted August 19, 2014
Another day of protests in Ferguson, Missouri; another day of reporters getting harassed, threatened and arrested by police. Last night, Getty Images photographer ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

More of The Same in Ferguson - Posted August 19, 2014
Another day of protests in Ferguson, Missouri; another day of reporters getting harassed, threatened and arrested by police. Last night, Getty Images photographer ... [FishbowlNY]

Tonight's Ferguson Coverage Plans - Posted August 18, 2014
As the National Guard arrives in Ferguson, where the overnight curfew has been lifted, the broadcast and cable networks have set plans to continue coverage of the escalating violence there. Here's an update on who will be in Ferguson tonight: NBC News: Brian Williams, who will anchor "Nightly" from Ferguson tonight, as... [TVNewser]

Don Lemon Recounts 'Heartbreaking' Interview With Michael Brown's Parents - Posted August 12, 2014
After conducting an emotional interview last night with the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American 18-year-old killed by police in Missouri over the weekend, ... [TVNewser]

Robin Williams Dead at Age 63 - Posted August 11, 2014
The death of Robin Williams has taken over as the lead story on cable news. Williams took his own life this morning at his home near Tiburon, CA in Marin County. He was pronounced dead at 12:02pmPT. The official cause of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Robin Williams Dead at Age 63 - Posted August 11, 2014
The death of Robin Williams has taken over as the lead story on cable news. Williams took his own life this morning at his home near Tiburon, CA in Marin County. He was pronounced dead at 12:02pmPT. The official cause of ... [FishbowlNY]

Freelance Journalist's Reporting on Downed Plane Draws Kudos From Anderson Cooper - Posted July 18, 2014
When breaking news situations like the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 happen, networks often depend on eyewitnesses and citizen journalists for initial coverage. Over the last 24 hours, one of those journalists has been Noah Sneider. Sneider is an American freelance journalist... [TVNewser]

Expanded Evening, Morning Newscasts for Malaysia Flight 17, Israeli Ground Offensive - Posted July 17, 2014
As wall-to-wall coverage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 and the launch of the ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: News Crews Witness Airstrike | Time Warner Stock Surges - Posted July 17, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: News Crews Witness Airstrike | Time Warner Stock Surges - Posted July 17, 2014
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After Producing in San Diego and Boston, Two Kids and Food Vouchers - Posted July 10, 2014
In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, former Hartford producer Darlena Cunha describes a career that took her quickly to jobs in San Diego and Boston and a comfortable life with her husband, complete with a $240,000 home ... [TVSpy]

Who Will Be the Next Hosts of 'The View'? - Posted July 7, 2014
The results are in from last week's TVNewser poll on who the next hosts of "The View" will be: Ann Curry... [TVNewser]

Cable News Primetime Covers Team USA World Cup Elimination - Posted July 2, 2014
Last night, several primetime cable news shows covered Team USA's valiant World Cup comeback attempt against Belgium. At the end of "Anderson Cooper 360," substitute host ... [TVNewser]

Richard Quest Comes Out: 'The Work I Do Here is Better Because I'm Honest About Who I Am' - Posted June 27, 2014
Richard Quest did something at the end of his CNN International show today, that he wished he'd done yesterday. On "Quest Means Business" Thursday, Quest spoke with John Browne... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Richard Quest Comes Out: 'The Work I Do Here is Better Because I'm Honest About Who I Am' - Posted June 27, 2014
Richard Quest did something at the end of his CNN International show today, that he wished he'd done yesterday. On "Quest Means Business" Thursday, Quest spoke with John Browne... [FishbowlNY]

Richard Quest Comes Out: 'The Work I Do Here is Better Because I'm Honest About Who I Am' - Posted June 27, 2014
Richard Quest did something at the end of his CNN International show today, that he wished he'd done yesterday. On "Quest Means Business" Thursday, Quest spoke with John Browne... [TVNewser]

Don Lemon Wonders if Redskins is the New N-Word for Native Americans - Posted June 20, 2014
The Washington Redskins' team name has been in the news this week after the U.S. government took away the team's trademark protection, and yesterday, CNN's Don Lemon penned a ... [TVNewser]

Don Lemon: If You Don't Want Justin Bieber Using N-Word, Shouldn't You Do The Same? - Posted June 7, 2014
In a blog post for BlackAmericaWeb.com, Don Lemon ... [TVNewser]

CNN Goes Back to 'The Sixties' - Posted May 29, 2014
In celebration of the premiere of "The Sixties," CNN threw a '60s themed party Wednesday night at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. The party was held in the same space where the network's exhibit of '60s artifacts is on display this week. The party included entertainment from Beatles tribute band The... [TVNewser]

Don Lemon on Recognizing Mental Health Issues During Former Relationship - Posted May 27, 2014
In a blog post, Don Lemon talks about the mental health problems 22-year-old Elliot Rodger's hid from police b... [TVNewser]

CNN's Brooke Baldwin, Carol Costello Move to NYC - Posted May 22, 2014
Two CNN anchors are making the move from Atlanta to New York this summer. Beginning in August, Brooke Baldwin and Carol Costello will anchor their respe... [TVNewser]

Is Don Lemon on the Rise at CNN? - Posted May 21, 2014
The Associated Press' David Bauder writes a piece on Don Lemon... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker: CNN Won't be 'Shamed' Into Benghazi Coverage - Posted May 20, 2014
Capital New York reports CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker won't allow CNN to be "shamed" into covering special co... [TVNewser]

CNN Interviews Donald Sterling's 'Friend'...a Self-Described Pimp - Posted May 15, 2014
A self-described friend of Donald Sterling was the lead guest on "CNN Special Report" last night at 10pmET, claiming to be his former pimp. "So you introduced him to some ladies from time to time," Don Lemon asked rapper Maseratimet... [TVNewser]

CNN Poll Lists Space Aliens as Option for Reason Behind MH370 Disappearance - Posted May 7, 2014
A new CNN/ORC international poll lists otherworldly activity as an option when asking about the reason Malaysia Flight 370 went missing. Fewer Americans -- about 42% -- think hijackers may have been involved, while 9% believe... [TVNewser]

White House Correspondents' Dinner Ratings - Posted May 6, 2014
CNN cleaned up in the ratings Saturday night during the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, but viewership was down on the network from the same night last year. CNN won the hours of 10pm and 11pm in both total viewers and the ... [TVNewser]

Don Lemon Responds to Rush Limbaugh's He 'Sleeps With Men Proudly' Comment - Posted May 1, 2014
Don Lemon has responded to Rush Limbaugh's statement that Lemon "sleeps with men proudly." "Considering the source it's not even worth a response," Lemon tells TVN... [TVNewser]

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

TVNewsers Celebrate 10 Years of TVNewser - Posted April 29, 2014
In January 2004, a college student named Brian Stelter started CableNewser, a blog that covered the ins and outs of cable TV news. It quickly grabbed the attention of the people who work in all ranks of TV news: from top news executives, to gr... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts, Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper on the OUT Power 50 - Posted April 15, 2014
Several TV news anchors and hosts have made this year's OUT Power 50 list. It's the brand's annual ranking of the most influential LGBT voices in American culture. ABC's Robin Roberts, who ... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters to Don Lemon: CNN Wouldn't Do Nonstop MH370 Coverage If Not for Ratings - Posted April 14, 2014
While sitting in as a co-host on "The View" today, CNN's Don Lemon fielded an onslaught of questions from the chat show's ladies about his network's nonstop coverage of missing Malaysia Flight 370. "You've covered this more than any other story that I can re... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, April 6 - Posted April 8, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 154 | MSNBC: 119 | CNN: 201 | HLN: 138 Primetime: FNC: 133 | MSNBC: 147 | CNN: 225 | HLN: 159 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

And The 2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge Winner is... - Posted April 8, 2014
The Connecticut Huskies are champions of the NCAA men's basketball world, and the TVNewser bracket challenge trophy goes to CNN meteorologist Chad Myers. Myers squeaked out the championship victory, beating Fox News' copy editor ... [TVNewser]

Tapper Takes Morgan's Time Slot for a Test Drive - Posted April 7, 2014
With "Piers Morgan Live" now but a distant memory, the competition for Morgan's old slot has begun in earnest. Tonight, Jake Tapper starts a week of double shift duty -he will host both a 4:00 pm and a 9:00 pm version of "The Lead" -in an effort to show that... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper Takes Morgan's Time Slot for a Test Drive - Posted April 7, 2014
With "Piers Morgan Live" now but a distant memory, the competition for Morgan's old slot has begun in earnest. Tonight, Jake Tapper starts a week of double shift duty -he will host both a 4:00 pm and a 9:00 pm version of "The Lead" -in an effort to show that... [PRNewser]

2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: Championship Update - Posted April 7, 2014
We're down to two, as the Kentucky Wildcats face the Connecticut Huskies tonight with the NCAA men's basketball championship on the line. The TVNewser bracket challenge title is also up for grabs. CNN meteorologist Chad Myers is currently in the lead with ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, March 30 - Posted April 1, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 172 | MSNBC: 149 | CNN: 179 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 137 | MSNBC: 160 | CNN: 201 | HLN: 121 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: 'Final Four' - Posted March 31, 2014
The NCAA men's college basketball tournament is down to four teams. Yesterday's conclusion to the "Elite 8" was not the best for the state of Michigan, with both of its teams being knocked out of the tournament. Connecticut took down Michigan St. while Kentucky defeated Michigan. The day before, Dayton's upset... [TVNewser]

2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: 'Elite 8' - Posted March 29, 2014
We're down to the "Elite 8," as the "Sweet 16" concluded last night with Michigan St. squeaking out a victory against Virginia and Kentucky beating Louisville. Dayton continued its upset streak the day before, this time beating Stanford. ... [TVNewser]

Don Lemon: 'I'm Not Afraid of Criticism. I Actually Like It' - Posted March 25, 2014
CNN's Don Lemon -- who takes his fair share of criticism, both on Twitter and from other cable news ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Loses It Over 'Scandalous' MH370 Coverage, His Guest Calls Out Fox News - Posted March 25, 2014
On the day the Malaysian Prime Minister declared Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "ended" in the Indian Ocean, Bill O'Reilly ... [TVNewser]

2014 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: 'Sweet 16' - Posted March 24, 2014
We're down to the "Sweet 16," as this past weekend produced some more big upsets in the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament. Dayton continued its upset streak, this time beating the Syracuse Orange, while Stanford took down Kansas. The "next round of competition begins Thursday. ... [TVNewser]

2014 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge Update - Posted March 22, 2014
The first full round of competition in the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament is in the books, and upsets were the story, as both Duke and Ohio State were beaten by Mercer and Dayton, respectively. The third round will be played today and tomorrow, resulting in the teams that will go on... [TVNewser]

Amy Robach Inspires at NLGJA Gala, Plus a TV News Selfie - Posted March 21, 2014
ABC's Amy Robach lit up the room last night as host NLGJA's Healdines & Headliners event. Robach, who has three more chemotherapy treatments in her fig... [TVNewser]

Cable Hosts Up Criticism of Competitors' MH370 Coverage - Posted March 21, 2014
The coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has become a story of its own, with news and opinion hosts and producers slamming or defending netw... [TVNewser]

Ratings For Overnight Coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Posted March 20, 2014
CNN was the most-watched network during late night coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. With news breaking out of Australia, CNN/U.S. beg... [TVNewser]

CNN Says Black Hole Didn't Swallow Malaysian Airlines Plane So There's That - Posted March 20, 2014
CNN is determined to cover the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Even if it means proposing that a black hole is responsible. Don Lemon, take it away. "What if it was something fully that we don't really understand?" asked Lemon during a live broadcast that featured him reading inane tweets from... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CNN Says Black Hole Didn't Swallow Malaysian Airlines Plane So There's That - Posted March 20, 2014
CNN is determined to cover the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Even if it means proposing that a black hole is responsible. Don Lemon, take it away. "What if it was something fully that we don't really understand?" asked Lemon during a live broadcast that featured him reading inane tweets from... [FishbowlNY]

Amy Robach Hosts Headlines & Headliners - Posted March 20, 2014
Tonight is the annual NLGJA Headlines & Headliners benefit in New York City. ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Overnight Developments Keep Networks on the Air Covering Malaysia Airlines Mystery - Posted March 20, 2014
Around 11:30pmET last night we got word out of Australia that satellite images turned up two large objects, which immediately led investigators to believe it might have something to do with missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. In the ensuing hours, Australian and Malaysian offic... [TVNewser]

2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge, Who's In? - Posted March 20, 2014
The NCAA college basketball tournament begins today, and with it comes the start of the 2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge. Once again, some of of the best and brightest on-air and behind-the-scenes names in TV news compete to be the last one standing. 2013's winner, "CBS This Morning" EP ... [TVNewser]

As Malaysia Airlines Coverage Continues, CNN Benches Some Shows - Posted March 19, 2014
We've been reporting on the reporting of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 all week, especially the nonstop coverage on CNN as critics and ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, March 16 - Posted March 18, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 221 | MSNBC: 137 | CNN: 233 | HLN: 132 Primetime: FNC: 227 | MSNBC: 159 | CNN: 255 | HLN: 117 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Saturday, March 15 - Posted March 18, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 274 | MSNBC: 159 | CNN: 242 | HLN: 120 Primetime: FNC: 245 | MSNBC: 231 | CNN: 282 | HLN: 119 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

CNN Ramps Up Missing Malaysian Jet Coverage - Posted March 13, 2014
          On the sixth day a Malaysia Airlines jet is missing, CNN has ramped up its coverage of the plane that's mysteriously vanished. ... [TVNewser]

On CNN, Experimenting at 10, 'AC360' at 11 - Posted March 5, 2014
For the next month, CNN will be trying out a series of different programs each night in the 10pm hour. Starting Monday, CNN anchor Don Lemon returns to primetime with "The Don Lemon Show." The half-hour program will lead in to another new weekly show, ... [TVNewser]

Erin Burnett to Ted Nugent: 'Don't Talk About My Colleagues That Way' - Posted February 25, 2014
After cancelling on her last week, Ted Nugent joined ... [TVNewser]

Gregg Jarrett Calls Don Lemon 'Pompous, Pretentious Jerk,' Lemon Responds 'Old Man' - Posted February 16, 2014
Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett's five month twitter silence ended sharply this afternoon with a tirade aimed at CNN's Don Lemon's impassioned reac... [TVNewser]

NYFCC Verdicts: Armond White Expelled; Lou Lumenick Suspended - Posted January 13, 2014
The craziest film-journalist group kerfuffle this side of a Hollywood Foreign Press Association rumble has been brought to a swift and resolute close. At a special emergency meeting today of the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC), it was decided that ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NYFCC Verdicts: Armond White Expelled; Lou Lumenick Suspended - Posted January 13, 2014
The craziest film-journalist group kerfuffle this side of a Hollywood Foreign Press Association rumble has been brought to a swift and resolute close. At a special emergency meeting today of the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC), it was decided that ... [FishbowlNY]

'There Will Be a Time When Coming Out is Not a Big Story' - Posted January 6, 2014
By any measure, 2013 was the Year of the Queer, especially for network anchors. In addition to the death of DOMA, the increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage, and the Boy Scouts of America's pledge of allegiance to sexual diversity, ABC's ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Claman, Best Dressed, Romney - Posted January 3, 2014
FBN's Liz Claman will report live from CES in Las Vegas next Tuesday and Wednesday. Fox News' Bob Beckel and CNN's Don Lemon have been named to the East Orlando Post's seventh annual ... [TVNewser]

'It's Jeff Zucker. We Better Get to Business' - Posted December 13, 2013
A funny moment during the 2pmET hour of "CNN Newsroom" this afternoon: Chris Cuomo wandered in for what he called a "jump interview" with Don Lemon, who was anchoring the... [TVNewser]

Cable News Networks Cover Colorado School Shooting - Posted December 13, 2013
[gallery ids="207326,207327,207328" orderby="rand"] The cable news networks turned to breaking news out of Centennial, Colorado this afternoon: two students were reportedly injured in a school shooting at Arapahoe High School. CNN's Don Lemon was the first to report the news at 3:06pmET, saying "all schools in Littleton have been placed on lockdown, and... [TVNewser]

How Will Jeff Zucker's Programming Moves Impact CNN in 2014? - Posted December 9, 2013
CNN's Jeff Zucker has had a busy first year at the helm at CNN, attempting to bring more "attitude" to the network... [TVNewser]

Toure Calls Out 'White Leaders' O'Reilly, Limbaugh and Don Lemon? - Posted December 9, 2013
MSNBC's Tour likes to stir things up on Twitter. He did it again over the weekend calling out "white leaders" Bill O'Reilly, ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, December 3 - Posted December 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 276 | MSNBC: 131 | CNN: 98 | HLN: 84 Primetime: FNC: 365 | MSNBC: 228 | CNN: 161 | HLN: 128 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Illinois Man Cleans Up at Star-Studded CNN Heroes - Posted November 20, 2013
A man who has dedicated his life to cleaning up the Mississippi River is the CNN Hero of the Year. Chad Pregracke of East Moline, Illinois received the honor last night at the event which was recorded for a CNN special to air Sunday, Dec. 1. TVNewser was on the red carpet,... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, November 17 - Posted November 19, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 142 | MSNBC: 104 | CNN: 114 | HLN: 105 Primetime: FNC: 130 | MSNBC: 175 | CNN: 169 | HLN: 94 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

CNN Experimenting With Late Nights - Posted November 19, 2013
Almost a year into Jeff Zucker's tenure as CNN Worldwide president, and the network continues to experiment with the lineup, this time in late night. CNN will give two new shows three-week trial runs beginning Dec. 2. As w... [TVNewser]

Baby Burnett Out, Tapper In - Posted November 19, 2013
[caption id="attachment_119967" align="alignright" width="406"] Jake Tapper (L) gets ready to fill in for Erin Burnett (R) for three weeks in December. (Disclaimer: THESE ARE NOT ACTUALLY JAKE TAPPER AND ERIN BURNETT'S BELLIES!)[/caption] Erin Burnett is going on maternity l... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Bartiromo Joins FBN | Bloomberg Layoffs | Don Lemon Promoted - Posted November 19, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Bartiromo Joins FBN | Bloomberg Layoffs | Don Lemon Promoted - Posted November 19, 2013
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Don Lemon Gets Primetime Run on CNN - Posted November 18, 2013
CNN is giving Don Lemon a program in primetime. TVNewser has learned beginning early next month, Lemon will host a half-hour show at 11pmET/8pmPT. Lemon currently anchors weekend evenings for CNN and is being tapped as a fill-in anchor for ... [TVNewser]

Anthony Bourdain Ends Season 2 With Live Show from Las Vegas - Posted November 2, 2013
Season two of Anthony Bourdain's CNN show comes to a close next Sunday at 9pmET with a visit to Detroit. Following the final episode, Bourdain will host a live special from Atomic Liquors, a former package store and caf... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Anthony Bourdain Ends Season 2 With Live Show from Las Vegas - Posted November 2, 2013
Season two of Anthony Bourdain's CNN show comes to a close next Sunday at 9pmET with a visit to Detroit. Following the final episode, Bourdain will host a live special from Atomic Liquors, a former package store and caf... [FishbowlNY]

Anthony Bourdain Ends Season 2 With Live Show from Las Vegas - Posted November 2, 2013
Season two of Anthony Bourdain's CNN show comes to a close next Sunday at 9pmET with a visit to Detroit. Following the final episode, Bourdain will host a live special from Atomic Liquors, a former package store and caf... [TVNewser]

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

The Scoreboard: Saturday, October 5 - Posted October 8, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 185 | MSNBC: 153 | CNN: 155 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 150 | MSNBC: 237 | CNN: 166 | HLN: 139 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Esquire Moves, Lemon Talks, Toure Tweets - Posted September 10, 2013
NBCU has decided its new Esquire channel will replace the Style Network instead of G4 on cable systems. Execs decided Style is replaceable as it's too much like E!, Bravo and Oxygen. CNN anchor ... [TVNewser]

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

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

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

The 'Dream' Ticker: #DreamDay, 'PoliticsNation,' Lemon - Posted August 23, 2013
NBC News is launching a social media campaign called #DreamDay tied to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Users (and NBC News talent) can submit brief videos beginning with "I have a dream that...". Lost Remote has more. MSNBC's "PoliticsNation" will be live from the National Mall tonight from 6-8... [TVNewser]

Cablers Set To Cover 'March On Washington' Anniversary - Posted August 17, 2013
The cable news channels all have special coverage planned for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "March on Washington." Al Sharpton will kick things off on MSNBC with a two-hour "PoliticsNation" from the natio... [TVNewser]

Eric Deggans Ready to Talk TV, on the Radio - Posted August 5, 2013
When Eric Deggans stopped by NPR's booth at the National Association of Black Journalists convention three years ago, the last thing on his mind was a job. "I just wanted to say how much I love NPR," says Deggans, 47, veteran TV and media critic f... [TVNewser]

Don Lemon Comments Become Part Of Al Sharpton/Bill O'Reilly Debate - Posted July 30, 2013
MSNBC host Al Sharpton and Fox News host Bill O'Reilly have continued their very public back and forth discussion on race on their respective programs. As we noted last week, Sharpton and O'Reilly dedicated segments on their progra... [TVNewser]

The Time Warner Ticker: Averill, Cabrera, Lemon - Posted July 22, 2013
CNN parent company Time Warner has named Howard Averill CFO, replacing John Martin, who is leaving his post to become CEO of Turner Broadcasting. Averill had been CFO of Time I... [TVNewser]

How Real is 'The Newsroom?' Real TVNewsers Speak Out - Posted July 18, 2013
No one expects total realism from HBO's "The Newsroom," but a scene in Sunday's Season 2- opener would be virtually impossible in real life, technically speaking, say numerous network professionals. I... [TVNewser]

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin - Posted July 13, 2013
The broadcast news divisions and cable news channels had been waiting all day for a verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. It finally came just before 10pmET, leading the broadcast networks to produce rare, live, primetime special reports for the not guilty verdict. But one networ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: 'The N Word,' Curry, Blitzer - Posted July 1, 2013
CNN's Don Lemon will anchor a special program tonight at 7 PM, called "The N Word." The special will take the recent Paula Deen controversy and the George Zimemrman trial, and use them as a starting point for discussing and debating the word... [TVNewser]

Coverage of Ohio Stunt Plane Crash - Posted June 22, 2013
The coverage of a stunt plane crash at an air show in Dayton, Ohio this afternoon has been covered very differntly depending on which news channel you were watching. Jane Wicker, an accomplished wing walker and her pilot Charlie Schwenker... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Coverage of Ohio Stunt Plane Crash - Posted June 22, 2013
The coverage of a stunt plane crash at an air show in Dayton, Ohio this afternoon has been covered very differntly depending on which news channel you were watching. Jane Wicker, an accomplished wing walker and her pilot Charlie Schwenker... [FishbowlNY]

Coverage of Ohio Stunt Plane Crash - Posted June 22, 2013
The coverage of a stunt plane crash at an air show in Dayton, Ohio this afternoon has been covered very differntly depending on which news channel you were watching. Jane Wicker, an accomplished wing walker and her pilot Charlie Schwenker... [TVNewser]

Robin Meade Rocks Out At 'Count On Me' Album Release Party - Posted June 14, 2013
HLN anchor Robin Meade has a new album dropping this week, "Count On Me," available at Target stores across the country. To celebrate, CNN and HLN honchos hosted a party at The Cutting Room in New York City. Following a cocktail... [TVNewser]

Vanity Fair's 'Best Dressed Newsmen' - Posted May 27, 2013
Vanity fair presents a list of the top 10 "best dressed newsmen." What was the magazine looking for in style? "His wardrobe should be dynamic enough to hold our attention but not so outr as to distract from the evening broadc... [TVNewser]

ABC's 'Scandal' Gets it Right, Finally - Posted May 17, 2013
Throughout ABC's political drama "Scandal," the second season of which ended Thursday, it's been apparent that the writers often have little to no idea how the news media based in D.C. actually works. In one episode you h... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Outlines Best Practices For Journalists - Posted May 2, 2013
As the recent tragedy in Boston showed, Facebook can be a valuable resource for journalists looking to spread the news, as well as to connect with readers and sources. Facebook recently ... [AllFacebook]

Where To Watch The White House Correspondents' Dinner - Posted April 26, 2013
Saturday evening the White House Correspondents' Dinner will be held in Washington DC. As has become de rigueur, the dinner and speeches will be televised on cable news. White House Correspondents' Association chief and Fox N... [TVNewser]

Boston Bombings: Tuesday Coverage Notes - Posted April 16, 2013
Brian Williams will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from Boston tonight. "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" ... [TVNewser]

2013 TVNewser Bracket Challenge Update - Posted March 22, 2013
"First Thursday," the big kick-off for March Madness, is over, and with it the 2013 TVNewser March Madness bracket challenge really gets started. This early in the game everyone is really close, but a few people have separated themselves from the pack. CNBC's ... [TVNewser]

TVNewser's 2013 March Madness Bracket Challenge - Posted March 21, 2013
Spring is here (even though it may not feel like it where you are) and with it comes the sweet sound of sneakers on hardwood: the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament. Every year we have some of the best and brightest from the world of TV news come together in one... [TVNewser]

CNN's Zucker to Meet With NABJ to Discuss Network's State of Black Journalists - Posted February 25, 2013
CNN President Jeff Zucker is scheduled to meet today in Atlanta with the leadership of the National Association of Black Journalists to discuss the state of black journalists at the network, FishbowlDC has learned. ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, February 3 - Posted February 5, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 157 | MSNBC: 105 | CNN: 70 | HLN: 120 Primetime: FNC: 38 | MSNBC: 82 | CNN: 23 | HLN: 75 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC ... [TVNewser]

McDonalds Holds Annual Black Media Legends Gala - Posted February 4, 2013
As the calendar flipped to February, it became Black History Month. For the annual honor, the tri-state McDonalds restaurants select Black Media Legends and Trailblazers. Each year they are showcased on the place mats of customers' trays. This year, the lunchtime event moved from the Waldorf Astoria to the Plaza H... [morningmedianewsfeed]

McDonalds Holds Annual Black Media Legends Gala - Posted February 4, 2013
As the calendar flipped to February, it became Black History Month. For the annual honor, the tri-state McDonalds restaurants select Black Media Legends and Trailblazers. Each year they are showcased on the place mats of customers' trays. This year, the lunchtime event moved from the Waldorf Astoria to the Plaza H... [FishbowlNY]

Inauguration 2013: CNN Coverage Plans - Posted January 16, 2013
Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will lead CNN's coverage of President Obama's second inauguration. Coverage of Sunday's swearing-in ceremony be... [TVNewser]

CNN Segment Leads To Missing Children Being Found - Posted December 30, 2012
A pair of missing Georgia boys were found after their mother appeared on CNN and pleaded for their safe return. The mom, Theresa Nash, was interviewed by Don Lemon last night, and asked her children to try to find a phone and call her. As it happens, the boys had been taken... [TVNewser]

Connecticut School Shooting: Sunday Coverage Plans - Posted December 15, 2012
Coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue into Sunday on the broadcast and cable networks. On CNN, Candy Crowley will anchor "State of the Union" from Newtown. Don Lemo... [FishbowlLA]

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans - Posted December 14, 2012
Coverage of Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks. On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor "Good Mornin... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans - Posted December 14, 2012
Coverage of Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks. On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor "Good Mornin... [FishbowlNY]

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans - Posted December 14, 2012
Coverage of Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks. On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor "Good Mornin... [TVNewser]

CNN Anchor's Twitter Spat Explanation Offends the Hotel 'Help' - Posted November 10, 2012
It was bad enough when CNN anchor Don Lemon engaged in a weird little Twitter spat with actor Jonah Hill over what he felt was a rude exchange with the actor in a hotel lobby. But the Atlanta newsman may now need to apologize to hotel service staff everywhere. ... [GalleyCat]

CNN Anchor's Twitter Spat Explanation Offends the Hotel 'Help' - Posted November 10, 2012
It was bad enough when CNN anchor Don Lemon engaged in a weird little Twitter spat with actor Jonah Hill over what he felt was a rude exchange with the actor in a hotel lobby. But the Atlanta newsman may now need to apologize to hotel service staff everywhere. ... [FishbowlLA]

The Scoreboard: Saturday, November 3 - Posted November 6, 2012
While many weekday cable hosts were in over the weekend ahead of today's election, Nielsen is telling clients that due to Hurricane Sandy the National People Meter Sample is lower than normal for Saturday and Sunday and clients should be aware that "viewing trends may be impacted." 25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day:... [TVNewser]

CNN Spreading Out Correspondents Across Swing States - Posted October 25, 2012
CNN has announced a slew of assignments for network correspondents in advance of the Presidential election. The network will have anchors and reporters in every swing state, as well as some floaters that will travel to multiple states, and the correspondents embedded with the campaigns. The n... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Weds - Posted October 1, 2012
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts was married to longtime partner Patrick Abner in New York over the weekend. The ceremony and reception was held at the Gansevoort Park Avenue rooftop, with California Lt. Governor (and Current TV host) ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Sunday, September 16 - Posted September 18, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 232 | MSNBC: 150 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 129 Primetime: FNC: 237 | MSNBC: 164 | CNN: 123 | HLN: 90 ... [TVNewser]

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

With Wedding, a Cable News First - Posted August 20, 2012
[caption id="attachment_142181" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Abner and Roberts, joined by black lab/border collie mix Riley and Pitbull/lab mix Roxie Photo Credit: Ryan Scherb"][/caption] Like any first-time groom, MSNBC's Thomas Rober... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: Sunday Update - Posted July 22, 2012
Colorado politicians were the lead guests on all of the Sunday public affairs shows. Governor John Hickenlooper was on ABC's "This Week" and NBC's "Meet the Press," while a local Representative and some local officials were on CBS "Face the Nation." Update: CBS notes that "Face" was the only show with... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Colorado Shooting: Sunday Update - Posted July 22, 2012
Colorado politicians were the lead guests on all of the Sunday public affairs shows. Governor John Hickenlooper was on ABC's "This Week" and NBC's "Meet the Press," while a local Representative and some local officials were on CBS "Face the Nation." Update: CBS notes that "Face" was the only show with... [FishbowlNY]

Colorado Shooting: Sunday Update - Posted July 22, 2012
Colorado politicians were the lead guests on all of the Sunday public affairs shows. Governor John Hickenlooper was on ABC's "This Week" and NBC's "Meet the Press," while a local Representative and some local officials were on CBS "Face the Nation." Update: CBS notes that "Face" was the only show with... [TVNewser]

What Anderson Cooper's Gay Acknowledgment Means - Posted July 2, 2012
I'll take 'Remarkable Grasp of the Obvious' for $200, please, Alex. Though Anderson Cooper's sexuality had been an open secret forever, his emergence from the closet today - ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

What Anderson Cooper's Gay Acknowledgment Means - Posted July 2, 2012
I'll take 'Remarkable Grasp of the Obvious' for $200, please, Alex. Though Anderson Cooper's sexuality had been an open secret forever, his emergence from the closet today - ... [FishbowlNY]

What Anderson Cooper's Gay Acknowledgment Means - Posted July 2, 2012
I'll take 'Remarkable Grasp of the Obvious' for $200, please, Alex. Though Anderson Cooper's sexuality had been an open secret forever, his emergence from the closet today - ... [TVNewser]

Daniel Funk 1982-2012 - Posted June 24, 2012
On his show last night, CNN's Don Lemon reported on the death of a member of the CNN family. Daniel Funk who was a technician at CNN in Atlanta died Wednesday. Funeral serv... [TVNewser]

Revolving Door: Bloomberg TV, the 'NYTimes' and Buzzfeed, 'Elle Accessories' - Posted June 18, 2012
Here's Bloomberg TV's new lineup. [via TVNewser] Don Lemon is outraged at Tucker Carlson over his defense of The Daily Caller's Neil ... [PRNewser]

2012 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: The Winner Is... - Posted April 3, 2012
With Kentucky's 67-59 win over Kansas last night, March Madness has officially come to an end. That also means that it is time to declare a winner in TVNewser's ... [TVNewser]

A Kiss Before Flying. Jane Velez-Mitchell Has No 'Issues' at NLGJA Fundraiser - Posted March 30, 2012
Actual news got in the way of last night's annual New York fundraiser for the journalism group NLGJA. Soledad O'Brien, who was to co-host with her HLN colleague Jane... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Rome Burns, AAJA Convenes, Rubin Births - Posted March 29, 2012
"Rome" the new weekday show hosted by Jim Rome debuts Tuesday at 6pmET on the CBS Sports Network. "Rome" will feature news and opinion on the day's big sports stories with rants and debates that he's known for. FishbowlNY reports the Asian American Journalists Asso... [TVNewser]

TVNewser's 2012 March Madness Bracket Challenge - Posted March 15, 2012
Spring is in the air, and that can only mean two things: March Madness and TVNewser's 2012 bracket challenge. Every March we have TV news talent, executives and producers fill out their brackets and make their picks, with the winner receiving the ultimate prize: bragging rights. ... [TVNewser]

Personalities--And a Former President--Toast Dr. Sanjay Gupta At Book Party - Posted March 14, 2012
[caption id="attachment_116171" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Gupta, Couric, Gupta's father Subhash"][/caption] Just how well-liked is CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta? So much so that his book release party, held at The S... [TVNewser]

Cable Networks Cover Whitney Houston's Funeral - Posted February 18, 2012
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Whitney Houston Funeral Getting Extensive Cable Coverage - Posted February 17, 2012
The funeral for Whitney Houston will take place on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, and while it is private, cable news is planning extensive coverage. The funeral will be streamed online at the AP's livestream page, so fans can bypass... [TVNewser]

Specials on Whitney Houston Ahead of Tonight's Grammy Awards - Posted February 12, 2012
The day-long coverage of the death of Whitney Houston will culminate on CBS tonight with the Grammy awards where there will be a simple tribute to Houston who died yesterday in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The Grammy's opene... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Specials on Whitney Houston Ahead of Tonight's Grammy Awards - Posted February 12, 2012
The day-long coverage of the death of Whitney Houston will culminate on CBS tonight with the Grammy awards where there will be a simple tribute to Houston who died yesterday in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The Grammy's opene... [FishbowlNY]

Specials on Whitney Houston Ahead of Tonight's Grammy Awards - Posted February 12, 2012
The day-long coverage of the death of Whitney Houston will culminate on CBS tonight with the Grammy awards where there will be a simple tribute to Houston who died yesterday in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel. The Grammy's opene... [TVNewser]

Whitney Houston's Death and the Other 'Ray' - Posted February 11, 2012
During the early coverage of the death of Whitney Houston, around 8:40pmET, CNN entertainment reporter Alan Duke reported that singer Ray J. had discovered Ho... [TVNewser]

TV News Coverage of the Death of Whitney Houston - Posted February 11, 2012
The news of the death of Whitney Houston broke at 7:57pmET, when the Associated Press sent a breaking news alert and Tweet announcing the news. The cable news networks began covering the story moments later, without yet knowing a cause... [morningmedianewsfeed]

TV News Coverage of the Death of Whitney Houston - Posted February 11, 2012
The news of the death of Whitney Houston broke at 7:57pmET, when the Associated Press sent a breaking news alert and Tweet announcing the news. The cable news networks began covering the story moments later, without yet knowing a cause... [FishbowlNY]

Over It | Likewise | The End is Here - Posted December 23, 2011
TVNewser: Don Lemon is not amused with cable news. FishbowlDC: The Washington Post's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Over It | Likewise | The End is Here - Posted December 23, 2011
TVNewser: Don Lemon is not amused with cable news. FishbowlDC: The Washington Post's ... [FishbowlNY]

Death of Kim Jong-il, From Twitter to Cable, 50 Hours Later - Posted December 18, 2011
Not long after the news of the death of North Korea's Kim Jong-il broke, just after 10pmET tonight, "Kim Jong" and "Pyongyang" began trending on Twitter. The death of a ruling world leader -- in this case a supreme leader -- would be instant news around the globe. But the fact... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Death of Kim Jong-il, From Twitter to Cable, 50 Hours Later - Posted December 18, 2011
Not long after the news of the death of North Korea's Kim Jong-il broke, just after 10pmET tonight, "Kim Jong" and "Pyongyang" began trending on Twitter. The death of a ruling world leader -- in this case a supreme leader -- would be instant news around the globe. But the fact... [FishbowlNY]

Death of Kim Jong-il, From Twitter to Cable, 50 Hours Later - Posted December 18, 2011
Not long after the news of the death of North Korea's Kim Jong-il broke, just after 10pmET tonight, "Kim Jong" and "Pyongyang" began trending on Twitter. The death of a ruling world leader -- in this case a supreme leader -- would be instant news around the globe. But the fact... [TVNewser]

Cable Nets Go Live as Final U.S. Convoy Leaves Iraq - Posted December 18, 2011
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Cable Nets Go Live as Final U.S. Convoy Leaves Iraq - Posted December 18, 2011
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Don Lemon and TJ Holmes Are NOT the Same Person - Posted December 1, 2011
During a handoff during CNN Newsroom yesterday, anchors Don Lemon and TJ Holmes showed they're not the same person: ... [TVNewser]

A Number of Newsers Make Root 100 List, Despite Odd Absences - Posted October 5, 2011
The Root has released its 2011 list of the most influential African Americans, and many TV news personalities are present. Leading the way are CNN anchors Soledad O'Brien... [TVNewser]

Don Lemon on Covering the Michael Jackson Trial: Lots of Emotion, Little Sleep - Posted October 4, 2011
For CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon, who has been the network's lead reporter on Michael Jackson since his death in 2009, the ongoing trial of ... [TVNewser]

Dating Don | Spy Like The Best | Oddity - Posted August 30, 2011
TVNewser: Someone paid $1,050 for a date with CNN's Don Lemon. That sounds like a lot, but he does have a nice smile. SportsNews... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dating Don | Spy Like The Best | Oddity - Posted August 30, 2011
TVNewser: Someone paid $1,050 for a date with CNN's Don Lemon. That sounds like a lot, but he does have a nice smile. SportsNews... [FishbowlNY]

How Much Would You Pay for a Date with Don Lemon? - Posted August 30, 2011
A date with CNN's Don Lemon doesn't come cheap. Internet entrepreneur David Hauslaib bid $1,050 for the privilege Saturday at the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association auction, held on the final night of its 2011 national... [TVNewser]

Cablers Plan Extended Weekend Coverage for Hurricane Irene - Posted August 26, 2011
It's all hands on deck for the cable news networks, even though many of those hands will be in the path of Hurricane Irene (satellite image above from 2:17pmET.) Fox News is planning to preempt the business block tomorrow from 10am-NoonET as well as "Huckabee," and Jeanin... [TVNewser]

Cablers Head to Iowa for Straw Poll Coverage - Posted August 11, 2011
Yesterday we told you what the network Sunday morning shows were up to this weekend, now it is the cablers turn to put their focus on Iowa. With the Iowa Straw Poll slated for Satur... [TVNewser]

Don Lemon goes behind the scenes of GOP debate - Posted June 11, 2011
Don Lemon is in New Hampshire this weekend covering debate preps for CNN's first Republican presidential debate. Lemon gives this behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the set which comes complete with chandeliers. Originally scheduled for last week, the debate will be held Monday night at St. Anselm College. ... [TVNewser]

CNN Unveils Programming Details Ahead of GOP Primary Debate - Posted June 10, 2011
[caption id="attachment_70850" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image: CNN"][/caption] Monday night CNN will co-host a Republican Presidential primary debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. In advance of the debate, the channel has announced that a number of programs will originate from the Granite State this weekend, an... [TVNewser]

1050 ESPN's Jared Max is 'One of the Richest Men in the World' After Announcing He's Gay - Posted May 24, 2011
Thursday, May 19 was a typical day for most people. However, for sportscaster Jared Max, his world would be changed forever--by his own doing. That morning, Max announced on his ESPN 1050/WEPN early morning show that he was gay. "I had to do thi... [FishbowlLA]

1050 ESPN's Jared Max is 'One of the Richest Men in the World' After Announcing He's Gay - Posted May 24, 2011
Thursday, May 19 was a typical day for most people. However, for sportscaster Jared Max, his world would be changed forever--by his own doing. That morning, Max announced on his ESPN 1050/WEPN early morning show that he was gay. "I had to do thi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

1050 ESPN's Jared Max is 'One of the Richest Men in the World' After Announcing He's Gay - Posted May 24, 2011
Thursday, May 19 was a typical day for most people. However, for sportscaster Jared Max, his world would be changed forever--by his own doing. That morning, Max announced on his ESPN 1050/WEPN early morning show that he was gay. "I had to do thi... [FishbowlNY]

CNN's Don Lemon and Rick Welts Lead Weekend Coming Out Party - Posted May 16, 2011
It was a good weekend for open and honest discussions of sexuality in the media--aided by the public coming out of two major public figures. Getting a lot of chatter today is CNN anchor Don Lemon's decision to come out as a gay man. Lemon was profiled by The New York... [FishbowlLA]

Don Lemon on other anchors coming out: 'People have to do it at their own speed. I respect that.' - Posted May 16, 2011
The tables will be turned on CNN anchor Don Lemon today. He'll be a guest on CNN Newsroom around 1:15pmET with Randi Kaye asking the questions about his new... [TVNewser]

Cablers Throw out Royal Wedding Playbook to Cover Deadly Southern Storms - Posted April 28, 2011
The plan was that much of today's cable news coverage would be from London, ahead of tomorrow's Royal Wedding. That changed as the damage reports came in and the death toll rose from last night's string of Southern storms. FNC has devoted a majority of airtime today to the devastation in the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cablers Throw out Royal Wedding Playbook to Cover Deadly Southern Storms - Posted April 28, 2011
The plan was that much of today's cable news coverage would be from London, ahead of tomorrow's Royal Wedding. That changed as the damage reports came in and the death toll rose from last night's string of Southern storms. FNC has devoted a majority of airtime today to the devastation in the... [FishbowlNY]

Cablers Throw out Royal Wedding Playbook to Cover Deadly Southern Storms - Posted April 28, 2011
The plan was that much of today's cable news coverage would be from London, ahead of tomorrow's Royal Wedding. That changed as the damage reports came in and the death toll rose from last night's string of Southern storms. FNC has devoted a majority of airtime today to the devastation in the... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts to host annual NLGJA event - Posted March 24, 2011
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts will host the NLGJA's 16th annual Headlines and Headliners event in New York tonight. What makes this interesting is that Roberts is the first openly gay TV journalist to host the event which benefits the organization ... [TVNewser]

With Obama in Brazil, Clinton in France, and news from Libya, no slow Saturday for News Nets - Posted March 19, 2011
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Don Lemon: Writing His Memoir 'One of the Hardest Things I've Ever Done' - Posted March 6, 2011
CNN's Don Lemon has written a memoir, ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Breaks Embargo on Obama Afghanistan Trip - Posted December 3, 2010
President Barack Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan today -- his second since taking office. All of the newschannels and news websites were prepared to run with the story as soon as the White House had lifted the embargo. (For security reasons the White House, or Defense Dept., depending on... [TVNewser]

CNN Anchor Don Lemon's On-Air Revelation - Posted September 25, 2010
CNN anchor Don Lemon made a very personal admission in the most public of ways -- during his live newscast. Lemon was discussing the sexual abuse cases against Bishop Eddie Long with three members of Long's... [TVNewser]

Philadelphia Feeder WCAU Sends Another Anchor to the Net - Posted August 19, 2010
As the only child of a big-shot realtor, new NBC hire Kristen Welker knows the three keys to success. Location, location, location. Formerly the weekend anchor at NBC-owned WCAU in Philadelphia, Welker ... [TVNewser]

Networks Prep Specials for Michael Jackson Death Anniversary; NBC News Licenses Non-NBC Interview - Posted June 23, 2010
This Friday, ABC, NBC, and CNN will all have special coverage commemorating the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson's passing. NBC will air a special "Dateline" titled "Michael Jackson: A Mother's story at 9pm Friday night. The special, which is reported by Jos... [TVNewser]

Obama Supreme Court Nominee Revealed - Posted May 9, 2010
News broke on the cablers Sunday evening that Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be the president's nominee for the Supreme Court. (AP Story) ... [TVNewser]

Cable Nets Cover NYC Bomb Scare Overnight - Posted May 2, 2010
News broke late last night of a car bomb located in New York's heavily-trafficked Times Square (AP story). Here's how the initial coverage looked across the cable networks as well as Mayor Michael Bloomberg'... [TVNewser]

Don Lemon Hosts Town Hall with Education Secretary - Posted April 17, 2010
Tonight, CNN's Don Lemon hosts a town hall meeting featuring Education Secretary Arne Duncan called "Fixing America's Schools." Secy. Duncan will answer questions from parents, teachers and students on the realities they face everyday ranging from school facilities, safety to standardized testing. The town hall debuts tonight at 7pm... [TVNewser]

6.9 Earthquake, Aftershocks, Rattle Southwest - Posted April 4, 2010
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake, with an epicenter in northern Mexico and felt in southern California and Arizona, struck at 3:40pmPT (6:40pmET) today. CNN reported the news at 6:51pmET during its CNN Newsroom live newscast with Don Lemon. Fox News with anchor Harris Faulkner reported the news at 7:01pm on FOX Report.... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin: 'God Bless You Tea Partiers' - Posted February 6, 2010
Fox News contributor Sarah Palin headlined tonight's National Tea Party Convention in Nashville with most of her 40-minute speech taking direct aim at democrats in congress and in particular at Pres. Obama. "We need a commander-in-chief not a professor of law standing at a lectern," said Palin... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin, and Lance Bass to Host CNN's New Year's Eve - Posted December 17, 2009
Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will co-host CNN's New Year's Eve broadcast from Times Square, the network has announced. Fomer 'N Sync performer ... [TVNewser]

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]

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]

CNN Special on Ft. Hood Shootings - Posted November 7, 2009
•Tonight at 8pmET, CNN premieres a Special Investigation into the Ft. Hood massacre. The one-hour live special is anchored by Don Lemon, with on-site reporting from Ft. Hood by CNN national correspondent David Mattingly and CNN investigative correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Listen: CNN's Don Lemon on User Generated Content - Posted October 21, 2009
This morning TVNewser and co-host Matt Van Hoven were joined on the Morning Media Menu by CNN Newsroom anchor Don Lemon. The topic of today's discussion: user-generated content in the ever-changing media landscape. "I don't think it's new media vs old media," he said. "... [TVNewser]

On The Menu: CNN's Don Lemon On The Power Of User-Generated Content - Posted October 21, 2009
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On The Menu: CNN's Don Lemon On The Power Of User-Generated Content - Posted October 21, 2009
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Morning Reading List 10.21.09 - Posted October 21, 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. Hanson ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Introducing Two New Specials This Week - Posted August 21, 2009
CNN will be broadcasting a new special as well as a special series over the next week, both of which appear to be sobering, grave, and other similar adjectives. Saturday, Don Lemon is hosting a special entitled "Inside Chicago's Killer Town" about violence in a Ch... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart Concurs With FBLA - Posted July 28, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlLA]

Don Lemon Tries To Be Positive About Palin - Posted July 27, 2009
After ... [FishbowlLA]

CNN Anchor is Reminded Pres. Obama's Welcome in Ghana is Not Unprecedented - Posted July 11, 2009
CNN anchor Don Lemon wonders if Pres. Obama's welcome to Ghana is unprecedented. It's not, CNN's correspondent in Ghana tells him. ... [TVNewser]

TV Coverage Plans For Michael Jackson Memorial Service - Posted July 6, 2009
Michael Jackson's memorial service is tomorrow at the Staples Center in LA. Here's how the nets and cable will cover the service, via TVNewser: • ABC: Charlie Gibson will anchor live coverage "Remembering Michael Jackson" at 1pmET, joined by "Nightline" anchor ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Don Lemon Thinks the Criticism of Jackson is "Elitist" - Posted July 6, 2009
On Reliable Sources Sunday Howie Kurtz asked CNN anchor Don Lemon whether the networks are "overdoing" the coverage of the death of Michael Jackson. "No," said Lemon. Then he called the criticism "elitist." ... [TVNewser]

CNN/HLN Plans for Michael Jackson Memorial - Posted July 5, 2009
Anderson Cooper, Larry King, Don Lemon and Soledad O'Brien will host coverage live from Los Angeles, with ... [TVNewser]

CNN Re-Airs "Man in the Mirror" and Finds Bubbles - Posted July 4, 2009
CNN will be re-airing Don Lemon's report on the life and death of Michael Jackson. The "CNN Presents" documentary features interviews with musician/performer/conductor Quincy Jones, music artist Usher, Smokey Robinson and ... [TVNewser]

Early Sunday Show Preview - Posted July 2, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Programming Note: Meet the Press will not air Sunday, July 5 due to NBC's coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals. We will return at our regular time on July 12. CBS' Face the Nation: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, Sen. Chuck Grassley... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Weekend Michael Jackson Special - Posted June 27, 2009
CNN's Don Lemon anchors "Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror" during several airings this weekend. The CNN Presents documentary airs tonight and tomorrow night at 8pmET and 11pmET. The documentary includes new interviews with music artist Usher and producer and close family fri... [TVNewser]

Greta Van Susteren: Todd Palin's "Handler"? - Posted May 10, 2009
Many TV networks had celebrity guests at their White House Correspondents Association Dinner tables, but FNC's Greta Van Susteren seems to have taken the task of making Fox guest Todd Palin... [TVNewser]

CNN To Air Entire "I Have a Dream" Speech - Posted January 18, 2009
CNN has reached agreement with the estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. that will allow the network to replay King's "I Have a Dream" speech in its entirety tomorrow at NoonET. In 1999, a federal court ruled in "Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc." that the speech... [TVNewser]

Israel-Gaza Ground War Changes Cable Plans - Posted January 3, 2009
The cable news channels have been covering breaking news from Gaza for much of the afternoon. The official word of Israeli Defense Force ground troops moving in to Palestinian territory was reported around 1:40pmET this afternoon, but had been expected for days. Fredricka Whit... [TVNewser]

CNN's Gustav Plans: Cooper Live at 8pm - Posted August 31, 2008
Anderson Cooper anchors a two-hour special, beginning at 8pmET, from New Orleans. Cooper is one of the more than 120 anchors, correspondents, producers and support personnel in the Gulf Coast region for CNN. Other correspondents in the region include ... [TVNewser]

Marvelous Mal's Return to the Olympics Includes CNN Anchor/Daughter - Posted August 15, 2008
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield is leaving Monday for China, but she's not just going to report on the games, or the athletes, or on Beijing. Whitfield will be reporting on her father, former U.S. Olympian ... [TVNewser]

Changes to CNN Newsroom - Posted August 7, 2008
The Monday after the GOP convention (September 8) will bring a new daytime line-up for CNN Newsroom. TVNewser has obtained an email from Scott Matthews to the CNN Newsroom Staff. Matthews was named director of programming ... [TVNewser]

Willis Talks Issues on The View - Posted July 21, 2008
CNN anchor Gerri Willis talked personal finance this morning with the ladies of The View, in the final segment of their Day of Hot Topics. But finishing the taping just before NoonET left... [TVNewser]

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