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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 3 - Posted September 4, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 296 | MSNBC: 68 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 102 Primetime: FNC: 476 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 151 | HLN: 138 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 3 - Posted September 4, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 296 | MSNBC: 68 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 102 Primetime: FNC: 476 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 151 | HLN: 138 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, September 3 - Posted September 4, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 296 | MSNBC: 68 | CNN: 132 | HLN: 102 Primetime: FNC: 476 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 151 | HLN: 138 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Holds News Conference From U.S./Africa Leaders Summit - Posted August 6, 2014
President Obama held a news conference this evening as the three-day U.S./Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC drew to a close. The president spoke about progress being made in both the economies and governance of many African nations. The press event was delayed more than an hour. As the start times of... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Pres. Obama Holds News Conference From U.S./Africa Leaders Summit - Posted August 6, 2014
President Obama held a news conference this evening as the three-day U.S./Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC drew to a close. The president spoke about progress being made in both the economies and governance of many African nations. The press event was delayed more than an hour. As the start times of... [FishbowlNY]

Pres. Obama Holds News Conference From U.S./Africa Leaders Summit - Posted August 6, 2014
President Obama held a news conference this evening as the three-day U.S./Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC drew to a close. The president spoke about progress being made in both the economies and governance of many African nations. The press event was delayed more than an hour. As the start times of... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, July 21 - Posted July 22, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 231 | MSNBC: 85 | CNN: 159 | HLN: 93 Primetime: FNC: 312 | MSNBC: 161 | CNN: 175 | HLN: 146 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, June 6 - Posted June 9, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 220 | MSNBC: 70 | CNN: 89 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 276 | MSNBC: 93 | CNN: 86 | HLN: 77 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, May 27 - Posted May 29, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 198 | MSNBC: 84 | CNN: 78 | HLN: 94 Primetime: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 100 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 98 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz Ending Radio Show, Moving To the Web - Posted May 22, 2014
MSNBC host Ed Schultz has had a busy last year, moving from MSNBC's 8pmET timeslot to the weekends, then moving back to weekdays at 5pmET. Now, he is ending his three-hour radio show and moving to web. Starting May 27, Schultz will turn his radio sh... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: S&S Joins eBook Services | Netflix to Expand | Spotify Hits Milestone - Posted May 22, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: S&S Joins eBook Services | Netflix to Expand | Spotify Hits Milestone - Posted May 22, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Megyn Kelly Bets David Gregory Isn't The Only One Being Analyzed - Posted April 22, 2014
On last night's "The Kelly File," Megyn Kelly took on NBC News reportedly hiring a psychologist for "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory, suggesting Gregory isn't the only on... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, April 15 - Posted April 16, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 240 | MSNBC: 113 | CNN: 142 | HLN: 91 Primetime: FNC: 379 | MSNBC: 211 | CNN: 217 | HLN: 127 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Colbert to Late Show | CNN Revamps Primetime | ABC News Ups Goldston - Posted April 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Colbert to Late Show | CNN Revamps Primetime | ABC News Ups Goldston - Posted April 11, 2014
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Does MSNBC Have a Fundraising Double Standard? - Posted April 9, 2014
With "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough scheduled to deliver a keynote address at a Republican fundraiser in New... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AP Journalists Shot | Schultz's Legal Woes | Blade Sues U.S. Gov't - Posted April 7, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: AP Journalists Shot | Schultz's Legal Woes | Blade Sues U.S. Gov't - Posted April 7, 2014
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Lawsuit Against Ed Schultz Can Move Forward - Posted April 6, 2014
A lawsuit against MSNBC host Ed Schultz can go forward, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. ... [AllTwitter]

Lawsuit Against Ed Schultz Can Move Forward - Posted April 6, 2014
A lawsuit against MSNBC host Ed Schultz can go forward, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. ... [TVNewser]

Q1 2014 Ratings: Despite Strong March, CNN Third For the Quarter - Posted April 1, 2014
CNN had its third-lowest overall quarter in primetime total viewers in 23 years (since 1991), ranking behind only the second quarter of 2012 and the ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, February 20 - Posted February 21, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 250 | MSNBC: 100 | CNN: 80 | HLN: 64 Primetime: FNC: 290 | MSNBC: 162 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 82 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Hosts Haven't Responded to 10,000 Petitions From NBC Writers-Producers - Posted February 21, 2014
MSNBC primetime hosts haven't responded to over 10,000 petitions dropped off yesterday by employees from NBCUniversal-owned Peacock Productions seeking better workplace rights. Upon arriving at MSNBC, these workers requested Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin: MSNBC Gets 'More Analytical As The Day Goes On' - Posted January 31, 2014
In an interview with The Daily Beast, conducted before ... [TVNewser]

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

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

2013 TVNewser Challege: The Results - Posted December 30, 2013
At the beginning of the year, we asked you to predict what would happen in the television news industry in 2013, and thousands of you responded with your thoughts on the year ahead. We'll have a new set of questions in the 2014 TVNewser Challenge tomorrow, but in the meantime, here's... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, December 6 - Posted December 9, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 277 | MSNBC: 124 | CNN: 79 | HLN: 98 Primetime: FNC: 373 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 84 | HLN: 137 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10/10:30p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

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]

President Obama Hosts Off-Record Meeting With MSNBC Hosts, Fox's Juan Williams - Posted November 22, 2013
President Obama held an off-the-record meeting yesterday with liberal commentators including MSNBC's Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell, ... [TVNewser]

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

The Scoreboard: Thursday, November 14 - Posted November 15, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 353 | MSNBC: 121 | CNN: 174 | HLN: 77 Primetime: FNC: 509 | MSNBC: 175 | CNN: 392 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, November 14 - Posted November 15, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 353 | MSNBC: 121 | CNN: 174 | HLN: 77 Primetime: FNC: 509 | MSNBC: 175 | CNN: 392 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, November 14 - Posted November 15, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 353 | MSNBC: 121 | CNN: 174 | HLN: 77 Primetime: FNC: 509 | MSNBC: 175 | CNN: 392 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, November 4 - Posted November 5, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 325 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 93 | HLN: 67 Primetime: FNC: 425 | MSNBC: 171 | CNN: 118 | HLN: 52 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz to Sean Hannity: Let's Debate - Posted October 16, 2013
In the good ol' days, it was O'Reilly vs. Olbermann. Now, there's another cross-network challenge afoot. Last week, MSNBC's Ed Schultz referred to the Spe... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In Q3 2013 Were... - Posted October 3, 2013
The top cable news programs for the third quarter of 2013 were an awfully familiar bunch, with stalwarts generally leading their respective channels. Thst said, further down the list of top programs, there were a few notable surprises. Fox News led the way per usual, securing the top 13 programs in total... [TVNewser]

Alec Baldwin: 'A Man Who Can Restore Balance To An Unbalanced Network' - Posted October 1, 2013
MSNBC has released the first promo for "Up Late with Alec Baldwin," which premieres Friday, October 11 at 10pmET. The promo starts with Ed Schultz speaking to the camera, saying of the unidentified new host: "A man who can restore balance to an unbalanced network, a man who will address the great... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Ed Schultz vs. MSNBC's Richard Wolffe On White House Encounter - Posted September 20, 2013
In a new book, The Message, political journalist and the executive editor of MSNBC.com Richard Wolffe recalls a meeting between President Obama and liberal supporters during the 2012 campaign. His colleague, MSNBC host ... [TVNewser]

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

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

Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz, By The Numbers - Posted August 23, 2013
When Ed Schultz moves to 5pm next week on MSNBC, he'll be taking over a timeslot held by "Hardball" for the last 8 years (as well as an earlier stint at 5pm in 2000-2001). "Hardball" is MSNBC's longest running show. In fact, it's older ... [TVNewser]

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

'Hardball' Leaves 5 p.m. Slot - Posted August 19, 2013
Make way for Ed Schultz. The blustery MSNBC host moves from the dungeons of weekend duty to 5 p.m. weekdays, which is normally reserved for the first edition of "Hardball" followed by a repeat at 7 p.m. Now "Hardball" will be only at 7 p.m. The anno... [PRNewser]

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

The Scoreboard: Saturday, August 3 - Posted August 6, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 129 | MSNBC: 153 | CNN: 110 | HLN: 138 Primetime: FNC: 108 | MSNBC: 327 | CNN: 93 | HLN: 205 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

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

May 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Hits Six-Year Low in Primetime - Posted May 29, 2013
MSNBC's ratings woes continued in May. The network dropped to fourth place among the cable news channels this month, hitting a six-year low in primetime and a four-year low i... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Wallace, Pitts, Schultz - Posted May 8, 2013
Fox News's Chris Wallace will be presented with this year's RTDNA Paul White Award, recognizing a lifetime of achievement and service in TV news. Wallace will accept the award later this summer at the RTDNA convention in Anaheim. ABC News anchor and chief national correspondent Byron Pitts... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: MSNBC, FNC, CNBC - Posted April 25, 2013
Ed Schultz's "The Ed Show" returns to MSNBC Saturday, May 11 at 5pmET. Airing Saturdays and Sundays, the show will debut as a one-hour program expanding to two hours this summer. "Ed" moved off weeknights last month. Former junior reporter turned Chicago-based corr... [TVNewser]

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

Karen Finney To Host Weekend Show On MSNBC - Posted April 2, 2013
MSNBC's programming expansion on the weekends continues, as the channel has named Karen Finney as the host of a new program from 4-5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. The name and launch date for the new show are still to be determined. Finne... [TVNewser]

Chris Hayes in Primetime: Shorter Segments, Slower Speech, Still No Ties - Posted March 28, 2013
MSNBC's Chris Hayes would like to see more hosts of color on the cable networks - including his own. "It's a problem," says Hayes, a lifelong Caucasian. "People's opinions, interpretations of news, journalistic instincts, editorial concerns are the... [TVNewser]

Chris Hayes Will Go 'All In' Beginning April 1 - Posted March 26, 2013
Chris Hayes is moving to primetime, and as of today, his 8pmET show has a name and a launch date. "All I... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, March 15 - Posted March 18, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 235 | MSNBC: 132 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 191 Primetime: FNC: 294 | MSNBC: 160 | CNN: 101 | HLN: 138 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Friday, March 15 - Posted March 18, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 235 | MSNBC: 132 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 191 Primetime: FNC: 294 | MSNBC: 160 | CNN: 101 | HLN: 138 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Friday, March 15 - Posted March 18, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 235 | MSNBC: 132 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 191 Primetime: FNC: 294 | MSNBC: 160 | CNN: 101 | HLN: 238 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz Praises Chris Hayes, Talks Up The Weekend - Posted March 15, 2013
MSNBC host Ed Schultz ended his show last night by expanding a bit about his move to the weekends, and praising his replacement at 8 PM, Chris Hayes. On moving to the weekend: "I understand that Politico wrote that I am going to a relative no mans land for cable news programming. Really?... [TVNewser]

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

Ed Schultz Fires Back at Politico - Posted March 15, 2013
MSNBC host Ed Schultz, who is moving from prime time to weekends, took a... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Hayes To Take Over 8 PM Slot On MSNBC - Posted March 14, 2013
MSNBC has announced that Chris Hayes will take over the 8 PM slot on the channel starting April 1. Hayes currently hosts "Up with Chris Hayes" on Saturdays and Sundays, and has long been viewed as a "next generation" talent... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Upcoming Weekend Expansion - Posted March 14, 2013
Somewhat lost in the Ed Schultz news is that MSNBC is planning an expansion of its studio programming on the weekend. Right now the channel airs long-form documentary programming starting at 5PM and continuing through the night. When Schultz m... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Ed Schultz To Leave 8 PM Slot Next Month - Posted March 13, 2013
MSNBC's "The Ed Show" is leaving its 8 PM timeslot startung in April, Ed Schultz announced at the end of his program this evening. Schultz will be taking his program to the weekend, where it will air from 5-7 PM. Schultz said that the decision to move to the weekend was his... [morningmedianewsfeed]

MSNBC's Ed Schultz To Leave 8 PM Slot Next Month - Posted March 13, 2013
MSNBC's "The Ed Show" is leaving its 8 PM timeslot startung in April, Ed Schultz announced at the end of his program this evening. Schultz will be taking his program to the weekend, where it will air from 5-7 PM. Schultz said that the decision to move to the weekend was his... [FishbowlNY]

Man Who Secretly Recorded Mitt Romney At Fundraiser to Reveal Identity On 'The Ed Show' - Posted March 13, 2013
A Florida bartender who secretly recorded GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going to reveal his identity to Ed Schultz on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" tonight, the channel says. The video went public in September, with the general press noting Romney's comments about "the 47%," while we noted Romney's analysis o... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz: From Shock Jock to MSNBC Host - Posted March 5, 2013
Columbia Journalism Review profiles Ed Schultz, tracing his career as he evolved from a "right wing shock jock" to an MSNBC primetime host. Schultz, a "fir... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, March 1 - Posted March 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 270 | MSNBC: 152 | CNN: 126 | HLN: 146 Primetime: FNC: 305 | MSNBC: 223 | CNN: 150 | HLN: 180 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

CNN Sues Westwood One For Breach of Contract - Posted March 1, 2013
CNN is suing the radio company formerly known as Westwood One for more than $2 million, according to court documents obtained by TVNewser. Westwood One, now part of Dial Global Radio Networks, produces and distributes programs featuring MSNBC host Ed ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, February 25 - Posted February 26, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 265 | MSNBC: 120 | CNN: 145 | HLN: 138 Primetime: FNC: 365 | MSNBC: 202 | CNN: 194 | HLN: 188 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Cablers Go Into Overtime To Cover Docking Cruise Ship - Posted February 15, 2013
The Carnival Triumph successfully docked in Mobile, Alabama last night around 10:20 PM. Passengers slowly disembarked, with the final guests getting off the ship in the middle of the night. ... [TVNewser]

The TVNewser Twitter Index: The Most-Followed Primetime Cable News Shows - Posted February 9, 2013
This week in the TVNewser Twitter Index, we are taking a look at primetime cable news shows, and how they stack up on the social network. It is important to note some discrepancies in the numbers up front. The tracker is looking at the followers of shows, not hosts, that is for... [TVNewser]

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

Morning Chatter - Posted February 8, 2013
Quotes of the Day "It's all about willpower. ... I became a vegetarian. I started working out." -- MSNBC's Al Sharpton last night on how he shed pounds to ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 5 - Posted February 6, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 267 | MSNBC: 156 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 115 Primetime: FNC: 305 | MSNBC: 251 | CNN: 150 | HLN: 165 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

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

The Scoreboard: Thursday, January 17 - Posted January 18, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 254 | MSNBC: 151 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 88 Primetime: FNC: 330 | MSNBC: 217 | CNN: 172 | HLN: 109 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

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

The Scoreboard: Monday, January 14 - Posted January 15, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 231 | MSNBC: 198 | CNN: 125 | HLN: 83 Primetime: FNC: 366 | MSNBC: 273 | CNN: 139 | HLN: 125 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 17 - Posted December 18, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 293 | MSNBC: 197 | CNN: 259 | HLN: 110 Primetime: FNC: 381 | MSNBC: 276 | CNN: 321 | HLN: 154 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC... [TVNewser]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted December 7, 2012
Today we have another installment of: "Ask Piranhamous Anything." And we do mean anything. Send your queries to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column -- Piranhamous doesn't know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do --... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Hosts, 'Influential Progressives,' Visit The White House For Economic Intel - Posted December 4, 2012
A number of MSNBC hosts, including Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

MSNBC Hosts, 'Influential Progressives,' Visit The White House For Economic Intel - Posted December 4, 2012
A number of MSNBC hosts, including Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, ... [FishbowlNY]

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]

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

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

MSNBC Sticks With Primetime Lineup, Going Live Overnight - Posted October 29, 2012
MSNBC will stick with its normal primetime lineup of "The Ed Show," Rachel Maddow and "The Last Word" tonight, and will add live overnight coverage from 11 PM to 5 AM, primarily anchored by Chris Jansing. MSNBC will be taking advantage of its network news and Weather Channel siblings to provide... [TVNewser]

TV Responds to Trump's Latest BS - Posted October 25, 2012
Had enough Trump for a lifetime or two? Too bad! This morning our colleagues at TVNewser posted an amusing roundup of the TV networks' varied responses to his moronic "offer" to donate money to the President's charity of choice as long as Obama releases his school and passport re... [PRNewser]

How The Networks Handled Trump's Publicity Stunt - Posted October 25, 2012
Reality TV host Donald Trump launched a new publicity stunt Wednesday in which he said he would give $5 million to a charity of President Obama's choice, so long as the President releases his school and Passport records "To Mr Trump's satisfaction." Trump appeared on CNN's "... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, October 23 - Posted October 24, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 466 | MSNBC: 303 | CNN: 186 | HLN: 83 Primetime: FNC: 745 | MSNBC: 550 | CNN: 259 | HLN: 156 ... [TVNewser]

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

Where to Watch the Final Presidential Debate - Posted October 22, 2012
Tonight is the third and final Presidential debate of this election cycle. CBS' Bob Schieffer moderates at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Here's a round up of what the cable and broadcast networks have planned... ... [TVNewser]

Where to Watch the Second Presidential Debate - Posted October 16, 2012
Tonight's Presidential debate, moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, will be held at Hofstra University at 9pmET. Here's a round-up of what the broadcast and cable networks have planned. On ABC News, ... [TVNewser]

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

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

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

MSNBC Tops Fox News On Back-To Back Nights In Primetime Demo - Posted September 19, 2012
Last night, for the second night in a row, MSNBC beat Fox News in primetime (8-11pm) in the key adults 25-54 demo. On Monday MSNBC averaged 471,000 demo viewers to Fox News Channel's 469,000. On Tuesday, MSNBC drew 575,000 demo viewers, to FNC's 526,000. We will have the full ratings numbers... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 13 - Posted September 14, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 401 | MSNBC: 236 | CNN: 164 | HLN: 88 Primetime: FNC: 623 | MSNBC: 421 | CNN: 231 | HLN: 136 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 13 - Posted September 14, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 401 | MSNBC: 236 | CNN: 164 | HLN: 88 Primetime: FNC: 623 | MSNBC: 421 | CNN: 231 | HLN: 136 ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 13 - Posted September 14, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 401 | MSNBC: 236 | CNN: 164 | HLN: 88 Primetime: FNC: 623 | MSNBC: 421 | CNN: 231 | HLN: 136 ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Boss: We Praise Republicans, But Fox Doesn't Praise Democrats - Posted September 12, 2012
GQ does a Q&A with MSNBC president Phil Griffin who doesn't like when people says MSNBC is the liberal answer to Fox Ne... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, August 21 - Posted August 22, 2012
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 181 | CNN: 119 | HLN: 77 Primetime: FNC: 506 | MSNBC: 335 | CNN: 178 | HLN: 102 ... [TVNewser]

Richard Miniter Mocks Japanese People On Facebook - Posted August 21, 2012
Author, journalist and lawsuit, er, cigar aficionado Richard Miniter recently converted his Facebook profile to a fan page. The move came after Miniter failed in October to lure more than a handful of "fans" to the separate fan page he originally ... [FishbowlDC]

Ed Schultz Reveals Wife's Cancer Diagnosis - Posted July 26, 2012
MSNBC host Ed Schultz has been absent from his cable news program for the past week, and revealed why when he called into his radio show today. Schultz's wife Wendy was diagnosed last week with Ovarian Cancer, one of the most serious forms of the disease. On "The Ed Show" last night, Michael... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ed Schultz Reveals Wife's Cancer Diagnosis - Posted July 26, 2012
MSNBC host Ed Schultz has been absent from his cable news program for the past week, and revealed why when he called into his radio show today. Schultz's wife Wendy was diagnosed last week with Ovarian Cancer, one of the most serious forms of the disease. On "The Ed Show" last night, Michael... [FishbowlNY]

Ed Schultz Reveals Wife's Cancer Diagnosis - Posted July 26, 2012
MSNBC host Ed Schultz has been absent from his cable news program for the past week, and revealed why when he called into his radio show today. Schultz's wife Wendy was diagnosed last week with Ovarian Cancer, one of the most serious forms of the disease. On "The Ed Show" last night, Michael... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Regan, Schultz, Dateline - Posted July 3, 2012
Bloomberg TV's Trish Regan is hosting a two-hour special, "The American Dream," at 12pmET tomorrow. Regan told TVNewser that she came up with the concept to celebrate patriotism during the current uncertain economy. "This Independence Day, let's remember we've also got unique and defining strengths," she said. "Work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Afternoon Ticker: Regan, Schultz, Dateline - Posted July 3, 2012
Bloomberg TV's Trish Regan is hosting a two-hour special, "The American Dream," at 12pmET tomorrow. Regan told TVNewser that she came up with the concept to celebrate patriotism during the current uncertain economy. "This Independence Day, let's remember we've also got unique and defining strengths," she said. "Work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit... [FishbowlNY]

The Afternoon Ticker: Regan, Schultz, Dateline - Posted July 3, 2012
Bloomberg TV's Trish Regan is hosting a two-hour special, "The American Dream," at 12pmET tomorrow. Regan told TVNewser that she came up with the concept to celebrate patriotism during the current uncertain economy. "This Independence Day, let's remember we've also got unique and defining strengths," she said. "Work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit... [TVNewser]

Q2 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Down Double Digits - Posted June 26, 2012
MSNBC continued its run as the #2 cable news network for Q2 2012 but is also experiencing declines, double digit in most cases. In Primetime, MSNBC is down -13% in Total Viewers and -17% in younger viewers. In Total Day viewership is down -10% in Total Viewers and -17% in younger... [TVNewser]

Fox News Wins Friday with Sandusky Breaking News - Posted June 25, 2012
When word got out that jurors had reached a verdict in Jerry Sandusky's trial Friday night, the cable networks went into breaking news mode. Shepard Smith interrup... [TVNewser]

Jerry Sandusky Convicted on 45 of 48 Counts of Sexual Abuse - Posted June 22, 2012
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Jerry Sandusky Convicted on 45 of 48 Counts of Sexual Abuse - Posted June 22, 2012
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Jerry Sandusky Convicted on 45 of 48 Counts of Sexual Abuse - Posted June 22, 2012
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The Morning Ticker: 50, 41, 11... - Posted June 15, 2012
The rapper 50 Cent will be a guest on MSNBC's 'The Ed Show' tonight. Michael Eric Dyson will be guest-hosting for Ed Schultz, who is off this week. 50 will talk with Dyson about politics, music, pop culture, and more, live i... [TVNewser]

What Did You Think of Last Night's Coverage of the Wisconsin Recall? - Posted June 6, 2012
Politico's Dylan Byers thinks last night's coverage of the Wisconsin recall was, "The worst night on cable news." That's his headline anyway. Really? The worst? Ever? Seems to me it was exactly the way it was supposed to go. MSNBC's Ed Schultz rooting for democratic challenger ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz Has a Physical Every 90 Days - Posted June 6, 2012
Ed Schultz has a stressful job, no doubt. He talks on the radio for three hours a day, then talks on TV for an hour every night: fighting the establishment, fighting the powerbrokers, fighting, whatever's worth fighting. So how does he not let ... [TVNewser]

Scott Walker Wins Wisconsin Recall Vote - Posted June 5, 2012
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Scott Walker Wins Wisconsin Recall Vote - Posted June 5, 2012
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Scott Walker Wins Wisconsin Recall Vote - Posted June 5, 2012
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Cable Networks Schedule Primetime Coverage of Wisconsin Recall Election - Posted June 4, 2012
Polls close in the Wisconsin recall election tomorrow night at 9pmET/8pmCT. The cable news networks will cover the results throughout primetime programming. Here's what they have planned. On Fox News, Bret Baier will anc... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Clarifies Ed Schultz's Role at Wisconsin Democratic Convention - Posted June 4, 2012
Tomorrow, Wisconsin voters will go to the polls -- again -- to decide if Republican Gov. Scott Walker should keep his job. Later in the week, Wisconsin Democratic leaders will gather to hold their annual convention. Last week, ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz Booked To Speak at Wisconsin Democratic Convention - Posted June 1, 2012
MSNBC host Ed Schultz has been booked as a speaker at the Wisconsin Democratic Convention, according to the AP. "DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been confirmed as one of the speakers. The Florida con... [TVNewser]

Jim Lampley's Days as a Political Commentator May Be Over - Posted May 2, 2012
Jim Lampley has spent his 38-year career calling and commentating on just about every sport imaginable for ABC, CBS, NBC and now HBO. But the four-time Sports Emmy Award winner has also dabbled in political commentary, as we find out in today's medi... [TVNewser]

Following Tweet, Calls for an Apology from Fox News analyst Monica Crowley Update: Apology Tweeted - Posted April 27, 2012
There are demands for an apology from Fox News analyst Monica Crowley after she sent this Tweet Thursday just after 1pmET: To a man?"Sandra Fluke Announces Engagement" -- Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) April 26, 2012 Crowley f... [TVNewser]

TV Talkers Make Talkers List of Heavy Hundred - Posted April 19, 2012
Ed Schultz spent a little time on his MSNBC show last night talking about Talkers, the radio industry magazine and its 2012 Heavy Hundred list. ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Ed Schultz, Paula Zahn, Ann Rule - Posted April 18, 2012
MSNBC host Ed Schultz was named one of the "most influential" radio talk hosts in America by the leading radio trade magazine Talkers. Schultz is also the highest-ranked liberal on the list, which was topped by Rush Limbaugh, Sea... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 13, 2012
Morning Quotes MSNBC's Schultz goes fishing FOn Thursday night's program, host Ed Schultz discussed jobs, tax breaks, and Rosengate and then concluded his interview with V.P. Bi... [FishbowlDC]

MRC's Prez Despises NBC - Posted April 4, 2012
Considering Media Research Center President Brent Bozell last month called for the resignations of MSNBC's Al Sharpton and ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Exclusive George Zimmerman Video Turns Up Across the Nets, But Not ABC's Late Night News Show - Posted March 29, 2012
ABC's Matt Gutman got quite an exclusive late yesterday when he got his hands on San... [TVNewser]

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

Howard Kurtz Laments That TV News Isn't Covering Enough Politics - Posted March 23, 2012
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When Talent Gets Paid From Outside Sources, What Is a Network To Do? - Posted March 20, 2012
Television news personalities are also celebrities, and as such are in high demand for appearances. Many times these appearances are free, but on occasion they may be reimbursed for expenses, or paid outright for appearing. That issue, the issue of speaking fees, ... [TVNewser]

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

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

Why Fox News and MSNBC Primetime Hosts Have Become Media Critics - Posted March 15, 2012
Again, we're seeing evidence that the primetime cable news shows -- those on MSNBC and Fox News anyway -- are increasing their media criticism coverage. We mentioned a segment on Sean Hannity's show ... [TVNewser]

Mississippi, Alabama Primary Coverage Ratings - Posted March 14, 2012
As primary nights go, the Mississippi, Alabama and Hawaii contests were probably the least-covered weekday GOP face-offs so far on the cable networks. Fox News and MSNBC stuck to their regular programs last night with a heavy dose of exit poll and vote count coverage. CNN was in primary overload coverage... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Mississippi, Alabama Primary Coverage Ratings - Posted March 14, 2012
As primary nights go, the Mississippi, Alabama and Hawaii contests were probably the least-covered weekday GOP face-offs so far on the cable networks. Fox News and MSNBC stuck to their regular programs last night with a heavy dose of exit poll and vote count coverage. CNN was in primary overload coverage... [FishbowlNY]

Hannity to Buchanan: 'I Prefer the Old Crossfire Days' - Posted March 14, 2012
Bill O'Reilly has Bernard Goldberg. And increasingly, Sean Hannity is bringing on former MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan as a media commentator. He was ... [TVNewser]

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

Networks Slate Special Coverage of Super Tuesday - Posted March 5, 2012
Voters in 10 states head to the polls tomorrow to weigh in on the next GOP Presidential candidate. Here's the plan for Super Tuesday coverage on the broadcast and cable news and business networks. The broadcast networks: "Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Primary Talk with Ed Schultz and Bret Baier - Posted March 5, 2012
The cable newsers are talking about tomorrow's Super Tuesday. >> MSNBC's Ed Schultz talked with Boston.com about primary nights at MSNBC: "It's basically a crap shoot. Normally, about an hour before we go on the air we get a briefing from polling experts, and we get a pretty good idea of the... [TVNewser]

How the Sandra Fluke Story Unfolded - Posted March 5, 2012
Before last week, the name Sandra Fluke had only entered the discussion in a column by TIME humorist ... [TVNewser]

Rush Limbaugh Apologizes to Sandra Fluke - Posted March 3, 2012
Rush Limbaugh apologized to Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke today several days after he called her a "slut" on his radio show. Fluke had appeared before Democratic lawmakers last month at a hearing on women's health. On his show Wednesday, Limbaugh called Fl... [FishbowlLA]

Rush Limbaugh Apologizes to Sandra Fluke - Posted March 3, 2012
Rush Limbaugh apologized to Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke today several days after he called her a "slut" on his radio show. Fluke had appeared before Democratic lawmakers last month at a hearing on women's health. On his show Wednesday, Limbaugh called Fl... [TVNewser]

Slut-ese Continues... - Posted March 2, 2012
We're not the only ones who get called sluts for presenting ideas and opinions. TWT's Paige Winfield Cunningham ... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Calls Sandra Fluke Shortly Before MSNBC Interview - Posted March 2, 2012
After several media appearances by Sandra Fluke in the past 24 hours, President Obama called the Georgetown Law School student this afternoon, shortly before she appeared on MSNBC's "... [TVNewser]

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

LAT Profiles MSNBC Working-Man Champ Ed Schultz - Posted February 17, 2012
Going up weekday nights against Anderson Cooper and Bill O′Reilly at 8 p.m. may sound like cable news suicide. But per an ... [FishbowlLA]

O'Donnell Calls Trump a 'Buffoon,' Trump Responds: 'Lawrence is the Dumbest Man on Television' - Posted February 10, 2012
Donald Trump and MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell are at it again. The latest brouhaha started when Trump was asked by CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz, Sean Hannity Mix it Up on Twitter - Posted February 8, 2012
On his show tonight, MSNBC's Ed Schultz promises to tackle the Twit-scuffle he found himself in this afternoon with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity. Last night, Hannity was talking with Frank Luntz about Pres. Obama's electability, and how the campaign will use the killing of Osama bin Laden to i... [TVNewser]

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

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

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

Ed Schultz, Paul Begala take part in Democrats' Retreat - Posted January 25, 2012
Roll Call reports MSNBC primetime host Ed Schultz and CNN contributor Paul Begala ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Plan State of the Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2012
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels and the business networks, are planning special coverage for President Obama's third State of the Union address. The broadcast networks will kick off special coverage beginning at 9pmET -- anchored by ... [TVNewser]

Fishbowl5 with Tommy Christopher - Posted January 23, 2012
The chatter has turned increasingly loud among Washington reporters that Mediaite's White House correspondent Tommy Christopher desperately wants to be invited on one of those fun-loving, free-wheeling panel-like shows on... [FishbowlDC]

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

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

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

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

MSNBC Starts Disclosing Bain Capital Tie - Posted December 29, 2011
Politico's Dylan Byers notes that MSNBC has started to disclose NBCUniversal's connection to Bain Capital when discussing GOP candidate Mitt Romney, who used to run the firm. Bain is co-owner of The Weather Channel, along with NBCU. The disclosure led to an awkward moment last night, when ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama's Coffee with Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Arianna Huffington and More - Posted December 20, 2011
ABC's Jake Tapper has an item about a meeting Pres. Obama had yesterday with "an all-star list of progressive and liberal media fol... [TVNewser]

The White House Ego Summit - Posted December 19, 2011
ABC's Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper tweeted the following teaser today:"A group of progressive media stars meeting with POTUS at the ... [PRNewser]

Bachmann's 'Banana Republic' - Posted December 19, 2011
By Piranhamous What if President Obama ran the country like a "Banana Republic"? GOP Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) even managed to startle ho... [FishbowlDC]

The Daily Caller and Politico: War...and Peace - Posted November 16, 2011
On Monday The Daily Caller loaded up the cannon and blasted Politico for it's cozy ties to MSNBC. The charge: liberal bias. Politico reacted to the ugliness by going into a self-induced coma, staying mute on all of it. Even Fake Jim VandeHei responded on Twitter by askin... [FishbowlDC]

Ed Schultz Faces Deposition Over Breach of Contract Lawsuit - Posted November 11, 2011
TVNewser hears that yesterday MSNBC host Ed Schultz gave a court-ordered deposition related to a civil suit filed against him by former NBC staffer Michael Queen... [TVNewser]

'Ed Show' Live From Columbus Ahead of Ohio SB5 Vote - Posted November 6, 2011
MSNBC's Ed Schultz will host "The Ed Show" on Monday and Tuesday from Ohio, where voters will head to to the polls this week to decide the fate of Senate Bill 5, a controversial re-write of the state's union laws. Schultz will broadcast from ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Primetime Shake-up. Ed Schultz Moves to 8pm; Lawrence O'Donnell Back to 10pm - Posted October 19, 2011
Ed Schultz, whose "The Ed Show" on MSNBC began the year at 6pmET, before moving to 10pm, is now going to lead off MSNBC's primetime at 8pm. "The Last Word with Lawrence ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's 'Audience Split' - Posted October 13, 2011
MSNBC is seeing an opportunity for some of its left-leaning talent in the coverage of Occupy Wall Street, writes Reuters' Paul Thomasch. "Big events turn careers, we've seen that th... [TVNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview With The Daily Caller's Senior Editor Jamie Weinstein - Posted October 7, 2011
Say hello to The Daily Caller's Senior Editor Jamie Weinstein. You might ha... [FishbowlDC]

Ed Schultz and Dylan Ratigan Break Bread After Confrontational Jobs Segment Earlier in the Day - Posted October 6, 2011
Following their very vocal scuffle after Pres. Obama's news conference this morning, MSNBC host Ed Schultz appeared on Dylan Ratigan's program to break bread. Ratigan began the segment by noting the... [TVNewser]

Dylan Ratigan And Ed Schultz Get Heated Over Jobs On MSNBC - Posted October 6, 2011
MSNBC hosts Dylan Ratigan and Ed Schultz, (both guests guests during much-less heated episodes of MediaBeat) got into a very heated argument following Pre... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz Hosts from Occupy Wall Street - Posted October 6, 2011
MSNBC's Ed Schultz took his show to the comfortable, though boisterous, confines of the Occupy Wall Street protests in lower Manhattan last night. He talked with a union leader, an Ohio Congresswoman and with actor ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC, Telemundo Snag U.S. Rights to Doc on Chilean Miners - Posted September 28, 2011
The NBCUniversal channels MSNBC and Telemundo have secured the U.S. rights to a documentary that explores the plight of the 33 Chilean miners that were trapped underground after a rockslide... and emerged alive and as national heroes. The doc, "17 Days Buried Alive," will focus on he first 17 days of their... [TVNewser]

Troy Davis Execution Results in CNN, MSNBC Staying Live Late - Posted September 22, 2011
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10 Commentators the Right and Left Love to Hate - Posted September 14, 2011
Washington Whispers went to the North and South Poles of political/media watchdoggery to find out who are the 10 Commentators the Right and Left Love to Hate. Not too many surprises here. Most of those on the left who the right hates work (or worked) for MSNBC, and most of the those... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Expanding 'Lean Forward' Campaign to Dayside Anchors - Posted September 8, 2011
MSNBC is preparing to expand its "Lean Forward" branding campaign to its dayside anchors. The channel is beginning work on ads featuring its dayside news team, with "Daily Rundown" anchor Chuck Todd starring in the first of the new ads: ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Preps for Republican Debate - Posted September 7, 2011
With the President's jobs speech pushed to Thursday, NBC News and MSNBC have gotten back to preparing for the Republican primary debate slated to air this evening. Politico--which will be co-hosting the debate at the Reagan Library--posted the photo to (right) of the debate stage, right next to President Reagan's ... [TVNewser]

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

After GOP Debate, MSNBC Lines up Maddow, Matthews, Sharpton and More for Analysis - Posted September 1, 2011
Now that it's settled that Pres. Obama will address the Congress -- and the nation -- on the jobs issue next Thursday, MSNBC has announced plans for the GOP debate the night before. The debate, moderated by NBC's Brian Williams and Politico's John ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 19, 2011
Quotes of the Day And now, a message to Washington Watch's Roland Martin... "@rolandsmartin You know you looking rough when a man notices your hair is jacked. LOL" (Mart... [FishbowlDC]

July 2011 Ratings: Schultz, 'Joe' and 'Hardball' Up at MSNBC, O'Donnell Down - Posted August 2, 2011
With a major political story to cover in the form of the debt-ceiling debate, MSNBC did not succumb to the Summer ratings doldrums that can so easily grip TV networks in July. Quite to the contrary, the network was up double-digits nearly across the board, albeit with a significant exception. The ratings... [TVNewser]

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

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

Analysis: CNN Goes to Repeats at 10 p.m. - Posted July 6, 2011
Ten p.m. Eastern Time is arguably the most competitive time period on cable news at the moment. Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren is still the clear leader, but her ratings in June were down double digits in total viewers and the dem... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Analysis: CNN Goes to Repeats at 10 p.m. - Posted July 6, 2011
Ten p.m. Eastern Time is arguably the most competitive time period on cable news at the moment. Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren is still the clear leader, but her ratings in June were down double digits in total viewers and the dem... [FishbowlNY]

Analysis: CNN Goes to Repeats at 10 p.m. - Posted July 6, 2011
Ten p.m. Eastern Time is arguably the most competitive time period on cable news at the moment. Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren is still the clear leader, but her ratings in June were down double digits in total viewers and the dem... [TVNewser]

Morning Apologalooza - Posted June 30, 2011
It's just after 9 a.m. and the morning is already dripping with apologies and regret. Shortly after 6 a.m., TIME's Mark Halperin called President Obama a d*ck on "Morning Joe." Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

'The Last Word' Gets A New Home - Posted June 16, 2011
MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 8, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY If you can't stand the heat... "Forecast: Sunny, hot, humid. Heat advisory - noon to 8. It will feel like 100-105. Code Orange. #dc #weather" -- WTOP in a morning tweet. Women, power, Weiner messes "Women in power don... [FishbowlDC]

Upon his return, MSNBC's Ed Schultz says Rep. Anthony Weiner should resign - Posted June 7, 2011
Ed Schultz returned to MSNBC last night after serving a 5-show unpaid suspension . "I left on an apology, and I return watching an apology," said Schultz, before launching into his coverage of Rep. Anthony Weiner. "You gotta take one for the team," said Schultz adding that We... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz to return Monday, June 6 - Posted June 2, 2011
Ed Schultz's unpaid suspension is almost up. He'll be returning to the MSNBC airwaves Monday night, TVNewser has learned. Schultz was suspended last Wednesday for calling fellow radio talk show host and Fox News contributor ... [TVNewser]

The Nerdy Shore: Casting Call - Posted June 1, 2011
The debut cast of The Nerdy Shore: From L to R: Beutler, Weigel, Klein, and Yglesias. Slate's Dave Weigel kept his hands off Weinergate this weekend. Instead, ... [FishbowlDC]

Schultz's Favorite Senator Comes on 'His' Show - Posted June 1, 2011
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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 27, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [FishbowlDC]

Ed Schultz apology: 'I used vile and inappropriate language... this is the lowest of the low for me." - Posted May 26, 2011
Ed Schultz spent the first few minutes of his show apologizing for the "vile and inappropriate language" he used on the radio yesterday. "I have embarrassed my family, I have embarrassed this company. This is the lowest of low for me." Schultz called Ingraham today to apologize, but did not r... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ed Schultz apology: 'I used vile and inappropriate language... this is the lowest of the low for me." - Posted May 26, 2011
Ed Schultz spent the first few minutes of his show apologizing for the "vile and inappropriate language" he used on the radio yesterday. "I have embarrassed my family, I have embarrassed this company. This is the lowest of low for me." Schultz called Ingraham today to apologize, but did not r... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC's Ed Schultz Apologizes On Air - Posted May 25, 2011
Tonight MSNBC Host Ed Schultz apologized at the top of the hour of his 10 p.m. show for crass remarks he made about conservative commentator Laura Ingraham... [PRNewser]

Ed Schultz Suspended for 'Slut' Comment directed at Laura Ingraham - Posted May 25, 2011
MSNBC has suspended Ed Schultz for one week after he called fellow radio talker Laura Ingraham a "slut" twice on his radio show yesterday. "Like this ... [TVNewser]

Ingraham's Tame Response to Being Called a Slut - Posted May 25, 2011
After MSNBC's liberal host Ed Schultz called conservative commentator Laura Ingraham a "slut" and a "talk slut" here's what she had to say on ... [FishbowlDC]

The Coverage of Schultz's Slutty Slur Against Ingraham - Posted May 25, 2011
"Way to go Big Eddie!" That's how LauraIngrahamSucks.com handled the news of MSNBC liberal host ... [FishbowlDC]

Ed Rendell says Fox News lacks credibility; Fox News fires back - Posted May 24, 2011
This week's New York magazine cover story on Fox News Channel was fodder on last night's "Ed Show" on MSNBC and now Fox News is firing back at Ed Schultz's guest on the show: former Gov. Ed Rendell, now an MSNBC analyst. Rendell says the piece reveals d... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz sued by NBC employee for $100,000 - Posted May 10, 2011
MSNBC host Ed Schultz is being sued by a broadcast engineer in the NBC News Washington Bureau who claims he helped Schultz get into TV. Michael Queen is suing ... [TVNewser]

Palin and Cee Lo Create Spectacle at MSNBC After Party - Posted May 3, 2011
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Sarah Palin Parties with the Main (or is it Lame?) stream Media - Posted May 1, 2011
Seeming to put politics aside for a few hours -- not one but two GOP governors stopped in to the MSNBC After Party last night at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- often the target of MSNBC's opiniona... [GalleyCat]

What brought Sarah Palin and Matthew Morrison to the same event? - Posted April 30, 2011
[caption id="attachment_64045" align="alignnone" width="550" caption="Sarah and Todd Palin along with Greta Van Susteren and Bill Press."][/caption] Last year at the annu... [morningmedianewsfeed]

What brought Sarah Palin and Matthew Morrison to the same event? - Posted April 30, 2011
[caption id="attachment_64045" align="alignnone" width="550" caption="Sarah and Todd Palin along with Greta Van Susteren and Bill Press."][/caption] Last year at the annu... [FishbowlNY]

TVNewsers take TIME to Party - Posted April 30, 2011
Last night People & TIME hosted their White House Correspondents' Dinner cocktail party at the St. Regis in DC. The event drew a mix of celebs and media. Several tvnewsers from ABC, CNN, NBC, MSNBC and FNC showed up including: Norah O'Donnell (below, left with Arianna Huffington, Savannah Guthrie (bel... [TVNewser]

WHCD: Party with Two Peacocks - Posted April 27, 2011
An incredibly fitting choice for their post-WHCD party entertainment, MSNBC announced that Cee Lo Green will perform ... [FishbowlDC]

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

Ed Schultz and Michael Steele Pick Up Where They Left off - Posted April 22, 2011
Last Friday, MSNBC host Ed Schultz and former RNC chairman Michael Steele had a heated debate on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." Yesterday, the pair had a rematch, as Steele appeared on Schultz's MSNBC program ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz and Michael Steele on 'Real Time' - Posted April 17, 2011
They may have fought it out Friday night on "Real Time with Bill Maher" but at the after-party, MSNBC's Ed Schultz and former RNC chairman Michael Steele were all s... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Schultz and Steele on Bill Maher - Posted April 13, 2011
As we've reported, former RNC Spokesman Doug Heye recently graced the panel of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." This Friday MSNBC's Ed Schultz will be on the panel along with Heye's former boss, RNC Chairman Michael Steele. Press rules have loosened significantly for Steele since his chairmanship ended. This will be... [FishbowlDC]

Down to the Wire Deal Keeps Government Open and Cablers Reporting - Posted April 8, 2011
Around 10:30, the cable networks began reporting on a deal to keep the government running. The ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Down to the Wire Deal Keeps Government Open and Cablers Reporting - Posted April 8, 2011
Around 10:30, the cable networks began reporting on a deal to keep the government running. The ... [FishbowlNY]

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

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

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

MSNBC's Ed Schultz gets his own Spike Lee promos - Posted March 9, 2011
Remember last summer when Ed Schultz yelled in the middle of the MSNBC newsroom, "I'm going to torch this [bleep]ing place" for not being included in elect... [TVNewser]

Lanny Davis Lashes Out at NYT, Liberal Media - Posted March 1, 2011
Lanny Davis raised some eyebrows today by calling out a number of high-profile reporters and commentators in an interview on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S. channel. Presid... [PRNewser]

Wisconsin Lawmaker goes on GMA from 'A location we cannot disclose' - Posted February 18, 2011
Wisconsin State Sen. Mark Miller (D) is one of 14 democratic lawmakers who have fled the state under threat of being brought back to the capitol by the Wisconsin State Patrol to vote on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget, which they vehemently oppose. On "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos said, "We... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz to Broadcast Live from Protests in Wisconsin - Posted February 17, 2011
Ed Schultz headed back to the heartland today, and tonight he'll broadcast 'The Ed Schultz Show' live from Madison, WI which has seen days of protests by those opposing Gov. Scott Walker's (R) budget plan. Opponents call the plan anti-union. Democratic state l... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz has a 10-Point Buck Above his Sofa - Posted February 17, 2011
TVNewser learned some things about MSNBC's Ed Schultz in NY Mag's interview yesterday -- even after our interview with him ... [TVNewser]

Despite Bitter Exit from Al Jazeera English, Dave Marash calls AJE 'Must-See TV' - Posted February 9, 2011
[caption id="attachment_52190" align="alignright" width="272" caption="Dave Marash, who worked for Al Jazeera English from 2006-2008."][/caption] Will Al Jazeera English's non-stop, live, on-the-ground coverage of the ongoing Middle East protests lead to increased carriage in the United States? "I certainly hope so," says ... [TVNewser]

Cameras Continue to Roll as Situation in Cairo Deteriorates Rapidly - Posted February 2, 2011
As a cameraman trained his lens from a Cairo high-rise, NBC News anchor Brian Williams and chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel gave a play-by-play of wh... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cameras Continue to Roll as Situation in Cairo Deteriorates Rapidly - Posted February 2, 2011
As a cameraman trained his lens from a Cairo high-rise, NBC News anchor Brian Williams and chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel gave a play-by-play of wh... [FishbowlNY]

Brokaw: 'Where it got sticky is when our commentators were anchoring political coverage' - Posted January 31, 2011
[caption id="attachment_50772" align="alignright" width="318" caption="NBC's Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert, and Russert's white board, on election night 2000."][/caption] The Chicago Tribune's Phil Rosenthal ... [TVNewser]

With Redesign Underway, Politico's Ben Smith Contemplates Wrath of Commenters - Posted January 27, 2011
As anyone who edits a blog knows, commenters can range from your sunny-dispositioned grandmother and friendly colleagues to thoughtful critics, suburban basement dwellers and possible psychopaths who talk about things like "ass pimples." That phrase was posted recently under an item to describe a well-known Washington ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Over | No Honor Among Thieves | Try This - Posted January 24, 2011
TVNewser: An interview with MSNBC's Ed Schultz. He's taking over the slot vacated by that guy, uh, what's his name? We forget. Something with an "o." Well, whatever, just watch. ... [FishbowlLA]

Taking Over | No Honor Among Thieves | Try This - Posted January 24, 2011
TVNewser: An interview with MSNBC's Ed Schultz. He's taking over the slot vacated by that guy, uh, what's his name? We forget. Something with an "o." Well, whatever, just watch. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Taking Over | No Honor Among Thieves | Try This - Posted January 24, 2011
TVNewser: An interview with MSNBC's Ed Schultz. He's taking over the slot vacated by that guy, uh, what's his name? We forget. Something with an "o." Well, whatever, just watch. ... [FishbowlNY]

Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2011
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening. On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz: 'I have not been instructed to tone it down' - Posted January 24, 2011
If you look at his ratings, MSNBC's Ed Schultz deserves the primetime slot he is inheriting tonight. But when we talked to him two weeks ago for this week's MediaBeat, there was no indication it would happen this early in his MSNBC run, or this suddenly. In the first part of our... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Departure Changes NATPE Plans - Posted January 23, 2011
Friday night's bombshell has altered the plans of some of Keith Olbermann's former MSNBC colleagues. La... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Out At MSNBC - Posted January 21, 2011
Breaking: Tonight is Keith Olbermann's last night on MSNBC. The "Countdown" host and the network say that the two parties "have ended their contract." The network's statement is below: MSNBC and Ke... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Keith Olbermann Out At MSNBC - Posted January 21, 2011
Breaking: Tonight is Keith Olbermann's last night on MSNBC. The "Countdown" host and the network say that the two parties "have ended their contract." The network's statement is below: MSNBC and Ke... [FishbowlNY]

Feud Between Politico and NJ Festers - Posted January 14, 2011
The dog fight between Politico and NJ continues. Matthew Cooper of NJ seemed to have written the definitive story ... [FishbowlDC]

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

Ed Schultz: 'I don't think that the general discourse brought anybody to this situation. This is a mental illness issue' - Posted January 11, 2011
This morning MSBNC's Ed Schultz dropped by the mediabistro studios for our Media Beat interview series. Schultz is one of just a few people in the nation who host a nationally syndicated radio talk show and a daily cable news show. Following the massacre in Tucson, critics have been pointing fingers... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz, MSNBC's 'Fiery Populist,' Gets Profiled - Posted December 21, 2010
The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz profiles MSNBC host Ed Schu... [TVNewser]

(Video) Fox Newsers Stick up for Chris Christie; One says Chris Matthews' Comments are Racist - Posted December 14, 2010
Chris Matthews does not hold back in his criticisms of most politicians -- especially Republicans -- but his recent screed about girth of Governor of New Jersey is not sitting well with his cable brethren across the street. Matth... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 14, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY White House scribe all Scrooged out "Waiting for Obama to make remarks at diplomatic corps' WH xmas party involves sitting through quite a few holiday singalongs #Scrooged -- Politics Daily's White House Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 12.07.10 - Posted December 7, 2010
*More details emerge on Sen. Debbie Stabenow's (D-Mich.) divorce in a post by Politico's Dave Catanese... [FishbowlDC]

Double the Ed - Posted December 5, 2010
MSNBC's Ed Schultz is doing double duty tomorrow. The host of "The Ed Show," will be going live during his regular time at 6pmET and then again at 9pmET in Rachel Maddow's timeslot. Maddow is off tomorrow. ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Asks Guests to 'Lean Forward' at Launch Party - Posted October 29, 2010
Last night MSNBC held a launch party for its "Lean Forward" branding campaign at 7 World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. Held on the 49th floor of the building, the room had floor to ceiling windows that offered a beautiful unobstructed view of the midtown skyline and a more sobering one... [TVNewser]

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

Cable News Becomes a Factor in Political Fundraising - Posted October 25, 2010
Saturday's New York Times featured a story by Brian Stelter about the intersection of political campaigning and the cable news channels. As one would expect, the right-leaning Fox News Channel and left-leaning MSNBC... [TVNewser]

MSNBC names Cenk Uygur Contributor, Substitute Anchor - Posted October 21, 2010
FishbowlLA scoops that YouTube celebrity Cenk Uygur is now a paid contributor for MSNBC, which will include regular segments and fil... [TVNewser]

FBLA Exclusive: Cenk Uygur Signs as a Contributor at MSNBC - Posted October 21, 2010
The host of The Young Turks - YouTube sensation Cenk Uygur told us that he is now a paid contributor at MSNBC. He w... [FishbowlLA]

Election 2010: NBC News, MSNBC Slate Midterm Coverage Plans - Posted October 19, 2010
NBC News and MSNBC have slated their coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. On the broadcast network, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will lead coverage during the 6:30 PM newscast ... [TVNewser]

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

MSNBC Boss Reprimands Ed Schultz for calling NJ Gov. 'Cold-Hearted Fat Slob' - Posted September 28, 2010
On his show last Friday, MSNBC's Ed Schultz went off on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and now TVNewser hears Schultz has been reprimanded by MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

Poll: Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck Most Loved and Loathed TV News Hosts - Posted September 27, 2010
Politico and George Washington University revealed results from a new poll this morning. In addition to more standard political questions, the poll also asked about the media habits of respondents. What did the results ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz: 'I'm going to torch this [bleep]ing place' - Posted August 26, 2010
An apparent incident in the middle of MSNBC's 30 Rock newsroom earlier this month is coming to light today. The NYPost reports MSNBC's 6pmET host Ed Schultz, irate over not... [TVNewser]

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

MSNBC's 'Ed Show' to Broadcast Live Tonight in D.C. - Posted August 4, 2010
If you spot MSNBC's Ed Schultz in downtown Washington tonight, don't be surprised. Schultz is scheduled to broadcast "The Ed Show" live in D.C. from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the free health clinic at the Convention Center. Schultz's colleague, ... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas 'Blacklisted' from MSNBC - Posted July 7, 2010
Following a twitter dust-up between "Morning Joe" anchor Joe Scarborough and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, MSNBC President ... [TVNewser]

SWAK: The Hill's Columnist Gives Big Smooch to Drudge - Posted June 15, 2010
Who doesn't love Matt Drudge? More importantly, what journo doesn't love getting linked by Drudge? In today's column in The Hill, columnist Brent Budowksy goes on a praise-filled mission of Drudge, decl... [FishbowlDC]

GLAAD Issues Call to Action for an O'Reilly Apology - Posted June 4, 2010
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has launched a campaign "demanding apologies from Bill O'Reilly and FOX News executives." The group published the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of contacts at FNC and urges individuals to voice concerns regarding a discussion that took place on the air this week. Referrin... [TVNewser]

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

The FishbowlDC Interview With Ed Schultz - Posted May 21, 2010
Say hello to Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC's "The Ed Show." Schultz was recently in Washington to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner. He seemed to enjoy himself and was even spotted late... [FishbowlDC]

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

Kurtz On Why BP, Terrorism Trumped Nashville News - Posted May 17, 2010
Leading with some anecdotes from Nashville anchor Bob Sellers--whose story TVNewser covered last week--The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz ... [TVNewser]

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

Donny Deutsch Off the Air after Criticism of Keith Olbermann - Posted April 21, 2010
TVNewser has learned Donny Deutsch, who'd been filling in on the 3pmET hour this week on MSNBC, won't be anchoring for the rest of the week after a segment yesterday seemed to criticize his colleague ... [TVNewser]

Tamron Hall & Ed Schultz to Host 'Debating the Black Agenda' - Posted April 17, 2010
MSNBC is shaking up its afternoon schedule tomorrow as it carries a live panel discussion from Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention in New York. From Noon-2pmET, MSNBC anchors Tamron Hall and Ed Schultz will host a forum that will air live on MSNBC. The program will delve into issues including politics,... [TVNewser]

'Is TV Starting a New Civil War?' - Posted April 16, 2010
"A generation ago, no matter how divided their politics, Americans got their news from the same source," writes TV Guide's Ileane Rudolph, in a story titled 'Is TV Starting a New Civil War?'. "The advent of politically partisan cable news networks changed the game." According to Rudolph, FNC's ... [TVNewser]

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

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

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

Schultz: Vote Arlen Vote! - Posted March 16, 2010
That Ed Schultz on MSNBC is a peach. This afternoon he reminded Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) to do something really important. "OK, you gotta go vote," he told the senator, urgently kicking him off the air (well, not kicking, but the interview ended abruptly). ... [FishbowlDC]

Separted at Birth: MSNBC's Ed Schlutz - Posted March 9, 2010
Whether it's the hairline, the eyes, or both (or else the cheeks, the nose, the ears, the gaping forehead, skin tone, well, you get the idea), MSNBC's "Ed Show" host Ed Schultz bears a striking resemblance to Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.). ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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

Ed Schultz: 'I'm Not Running for Senate' - Posted January 7, 2010
MSNBC host Ed Schultz said today that he will not be running for the North Dakota U.S. Senate seat that will be left open by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) who is not seeking another term. On "Morning Joe" today, Schultz ... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz Asked to Run for Senate by ND Dem Leadership - Posted January 6, 2010
Ed Schultz, host of "The Ed Show," revealed this morning on MSNBC that he had been contacted by North Dakota Democratic leadership to consider running for Senator Byron Dorgan's (D-ND) U.S. Senate seat: I did get a p... [TVNewser]

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

MSNBC's Ed Schultz on the Move - Posted December 22, 2009
As Newscast Studio noticed, MSNBC's "The Ed Show," hosted by Ed Schultz, is no longer originating from the primary MSNBC set, but has moved upstairs to a smaller, single-camera studio known... [TVNewser]

Cooper, Schultz Anchor from Out of Town - Posted December 10, 2009
•CNN's Anderson Cooper will anchor his program live tonight (10pmET) from the recently discovered tunnel that runs between Tijuana and San Diego. Earlier in the evening, MSNBC's Ed Schultz will... [TVNewser]

November '09 Elections: Cable Plans - Posted November 2, 2009
Tomorrow, polls will open following an off-year election season that's included closely followed races in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York. Here is a rundown of special coverage on the cable networks: Wolf Blitzer will be in D.C. anchoring... [TVNewser]

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

The Video Wall: Quinn, Andrews, Gutfeld, Schultz - Posted October 26, 2009
> FNC's Bill O'Reilly and WaPo columnist Sally Quinn discuss the Fox News-White House "feud." > Congressman Rob Andrews (D-NJ) makes a snide use of "Fair & Balanced" and FNC's Gregg Jarrett takes exception. > "Red Eye" host ... [TVNewser]

Glenn Beck's Saturday Ratings - Posted September 15, 2009
Update: We had the wrong numbers for Beck's special in an earlier post. New numbers below. Beck was up triple digits from the previous week. The 1pmET hour of Glenn Beck's 9/12 special drew 2.34M Total Viewers and 608K in A25-54 demo -- up a whopping 144% in Tot... [TVNewser]

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

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

Morning Reading List 05.13.09 - Posted May 13, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. It is day 114 covering the Obama administration a... [FishbowlDC]

Frei: From The "Stiff Upper Lip" To "A Quivering Lower Lip" - Posted April 9, 2009
BBC World News America anchor Matt Frei is a European in D.C. — and from this perspective he weighs in on the Emo-anchor rise in ... [TVNewser]

"The Ed Show" Premiere: Post-Mortem - Posted April 7, 2009
Ed Schultz' new 6pmET MSNBC show premiered last night, and so far the reaction to "The Ed Show" on the Web has been mixed. We'll have ratings soon, but first, here's a look at some first-night thoughts: • Variety's ... [TVNewser]

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

Limbaugh's 'He'll Never Make It' Spurs Ed Schultz On - Posted April 3, 2009
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist The most popular liberal host on radio owes his new TV career to Rush Limbaugh. North Dakotan Ed Schultz, who joins MSNBC's lineup Monday a... [TVNewser]

Breitbart.TV's Scott Baker and Liz Stephans Talk Web Media on the Menu - Posted April 2, 2009
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Changes At MSNBC - Posted April 1, 2009
Ed Schultz will now host MSNBC's 6pm hour, David Shuster with Tamron Hall will take over 3-5pm and Norah O'Donnell will move to the morning-- more details on that... [FishbowlDC]

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

Today's Morning Media Menu: Obama's Newspaper Snub - Posted March 25, 2009
Today the Morning Media Menu was joined by New York Observer media reporter Felix Gillette. The main topic: last night's President Obama news conference. Although he picked each of the major network and cable news outlets, he didn't call on any of the major newspapers. "Will that create some anxiety, further anxiety,... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Menu With NYO's Felix Gillette - Posted March 25, 2009
Today on the menu we are joined by New York Observer media reporter Felix Gillette. Gillette had this to say about Obama's lack of love for newspapers at last night's presser: "Will ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Menu With NYO's Felix Gillette - Posted March 25, 2009
Today on the menu we are joined by New York Observer media reporter Felix Gillette. Gillette had this to say about Obama's lack of love for newspapers at last night's presser: "Will ... [FishbowlNY]

Menu: New York Observer's Felix Gillette on Obama's Newspaper Snub - Posted March 25, 2009
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Meet Ed Schultz: Former Conservative, MSNBC's Next Potential Star - Posted March 24, 2009
The New York Observer's Felix Gillette writes about MSNBC's new regular fill-in host, ... [TVNewser]

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

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

Joe the Plumber Causes F&F Walk-Off - Posted October 17, 2008
There was a on-air walk-off moment on Fox & Friends this morning, but it wasn't one of Brian Kilmeade or ... [TVNewser]

Glenn Beck Beats Glenn Beck - Posted July 22, 2008
In a 9pmET face-off against himself, Glenn Beck (on CNN) topped Glenn Beck (on Headline News) last night. Filling in on Larry King Live on CNN, Beck drew 269,000 A25-54 demo viewers and 950,000 Total Viewers. His 9pmET show on HLN (which has its first airing at 7pm) drew 118,000 in the... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 04.14.08 - Posted April 14, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

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