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Kurtz Commended For Facing Fire - Posted May 6, 2013
Howard Kurtz's apology, delivered on live national television Sunday, has been received as any dramatic apology would be. Some people are buying it. Some aren't. On his CNN media news program "Reliable Sources," Kurtz off... [FishbowlDC]

The Problem with Speculative Journalism: 'You're Asking For Trouble' - Posted July 1, 2012
On "Reliable Sources" this morning, Howie Kurtz and his panel discussed the Supreme Court mis-reporting mess that Fox News and CNN found themselves in Thursday morning. The panel focused on CNN's Supreme Court expert Jeffrey Toobin, whose predictions in the weeks leading up to the decision, that the mandate would be... [Fishbowl NY]

The Problem with Speculative Journalism: 'You're Asking For Trouble' - Posted July 1, 2012
On "Reliable Sources" this morning, Howie Kurtz and his panel discussed the Supreme Court mis-reporting mess that Fox News and CNN found themselves in Thursday morning. The panel focused on CNN's Supreme Court expert Jeffrey Toobin, whose predictions in the weeks leading up to the decision, that the mandate would be... [FishbowlNY]

The Problem with Speculative Journalism: 'You're Asking For Trouble' - Posted July 1, 2012
On "Reliable Sources" this morning, Howie Kurtz and his panel discussed the Supreme Court mis-reporting mess that Fox News and CNN found themselves in Thursday morning. The panel focused on CNN's Supreme Court expert Jeffrey Toobin, whose predictions in the weeks leading up to the decision, that the mandate would be... [TVNewser]

Where is TV Critic Aaron Barnhart? Is It Anybody's Business? - Posted April 18, 2012
When I began at TVNewser almost five years ago, I would scour local newspaper websites for what the TV columinsts were writing about: Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post, Joanne Ostrow at the Denver Post, Tim Cuprisin of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. And the guys in Chicago: ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 11, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), former DNC Chairman Howard Dean, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and a roundtable with CNBC's Erin Burnett, author Joshua Cooper Ramo and NBC's Chuck Todd... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.19.09 - Posted August 19, 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. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Cronkite Tells It Like It Is - Posted July 22, 2009
Since learning of the death of broadcasting legend Walter Cronkite last week, we have been trying to find the right way to pay tribute to him here. Unfortunately, Cronkite's heyday was a bit before our time -- we grew up in a ... [Fishbowl NY]

Cronkite Tells It Like It Is - Posted July 22, 2009
Since learning of the death of broadcasting legend Walter Cronkite last week, we have been trying to find the right way to pay tribute to him here. Unfortunately, Cronkite's heyday was a bit before our time -- we grew up in a ... [FishbowlNY]

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

Sad News: Legendary Broadcaster Walter Cronkite Ill - Posted June 19, 2009
Our sister blog TVNewser has some sad news about 92-year-old former broadcaster Walter Cronkite. According to an unnamed source at Cronkite's longtime network CBS... [Fishbowl NY]

Sad News: Legendary Broadcaster Walter Cronkite Ill - Posted June 19, 2009
Our sister blog TVNewser has some sad news about 92-year-old former broadcaster Walter Cronkite. According to an unnamed source at Cronkite's longtime network CBS... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 12.22.08 - Posted December 22, 2008
Good morning, Washington. Which Washingtonians feature the above framed message in their bathroom?' Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.08.08 - Posted December 8, 2008
Good morning, Washington. These seats are from the bar of what DC restaurant? Email us with your best guess and we'll include correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a... [FishbowlDC]

Ashley Dupre Makes the Media Rounds - Posted November 22, 2008
"I turned on the TV and I said, 'Oh shit, what did I get myself involved in?'" — Ashley Dupre Tomorrow on Reliable Sources TVNewser's Gail Shister talks with ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted November 21, 2008
Meet The Press: Former Secretary of State James Baker, former Commerce Secretary William Daley, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and a roundtable with CNBC's Erin Burnett... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.21.08 - Posted November 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. What DC restaurant is featured above? Think you know? Then email us with your guess. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Will Conservative List Help Rather's Case? - Posted November 17, 2008
The New York Times' Jacques Steinberg writes about the newest information in the Da... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.12.08 - Posted November 12, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.04.08 - Posted November 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Enjoy the day, win or lose. You deserve it. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann on Olbermann: "Kinda Went on a Bit, But Then Again I Know People Say That About Me" - Posted November 4, 2008
TVNewser columnist Gail Shister reached out to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann before his show last night to talk about Ben A... [TVNewser]

McCain To Meet Brokaw on NBC - Posted October 23, 2008
A week after Colin Powell sat across from Tom Brokaw and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.08.08 - Posted October 8, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.24.08 - Posted September 24, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.11.08 - Posted September 11, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

For Brian Williams, 38,486 Miles and Counting - Posted September 4, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Pregnant, shmegnant. Candidates' kids are not fair game, says NBC's Brian Williams. "Show me the germaneness to their ability to lead the nation,"... [TVNewser]

"Does MSNBC Have To Be The Lohans?" - Posted September 3, 2008
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams appeared on The Daily Show last night, and things got jokingly uncomfortable quickly as Jon Stewart asked about M... [TVNewser]

"To Put It Simply, We're Covering Two Different Democatic Conventions" - Posted August 27, 2008
In March 2007, David Chalian became ABC's political director. In that time he's handled debates and primary nights. But with the Co... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.25.08 - Posted August 25, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after... [FishbowlDC]

Pioneer Shister Inducted Into LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame - Posted August 23, 2008
Proving true one of her slogans: "Shisterhood is Powerful." TVNewser's Gail Shister will be inducted into the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame this afternoon at the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.21.08 - Posted August 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Mu... [FishbowlDC]

Final Verdict: Maddow Replacing Abrams - Posted August 19, 2008
After speculation dating back to December, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will get her own show. The New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.30.08 - Posted July 30, 2008
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Morning Reading List, 07.18.08 - Posted July 18, 2008
Good morning Washington. Above, Luke Russert and James Carville spearhead XM radio's coverage of the MLB All-Star Game. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary... [FishbowlDC]

War Reporters Praise Each Others Books - Posted July 9, 2008
NBC News' Richard Engel and CBS News' Kimberly... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 04.03.08 - Posted April 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. Perez Hilton is a WHCA guest! And Donatella Versace, too! And it's the birthday of Politico's Jonathan Martin and Mike Allen's Mom. Speaking of Jonathan Martin's b-day, Mike Al... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.01.08 - Posted April 1, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Justice Alito's bday, finally someone explains MoDo, Leon Harris likes baseball, The Deadline Club is out wit... [FishbowlDC]

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

Torch-Passing, TVNewser Style - Posted July 26, 2007
For a couple hours, the back room at Michael's was transformed into a television news executive bender, a happy hour in honor of our outgoing TVNewser, Brian Stelter [right], and incoming TVNewser, er, 'Newsers: Chris Ariens, Diane Clehane, Alissa Kinsky and Philadelphia Inq... [Fishbowl NY]

Torch-Passing, TVNewser Style - Posted July 26, 2007
For a couple hours, the back room at Michael's was transformed into a television news executive bender, a happy hour in honor of our outgoing TVNewser, Brian Stelter [right], and incoming TVNewser, er, 'Newsers: Chris Ariens, Diane Clehane, Alissa Kinsky and Philadelphia Inq... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 06.18.07 - Posted June 18, 2007
Good morning Washington. An NBC release announced that since "Meet the Press" did not air at its normal time last Sunday, it was labeled a special by Nielsen "and therefore this edition of 'Meet the Press' will not be included in the week or season-to-date average." Slate's John Dickerson ... [FishbowlDC]

Bad To Worse For Katie's Evening - Posted May 9, 2007
Not rocking Uh-oh: Last week's CBS Evening News viewership was the lowest it has been since at least 1987. It's accurate to call it the smallest audience for the Evening News in deca... [Fishbowl NY]

Bad To Worse For Katie's Evening - Posted May 9, 2007
Not rocking Uh-oh: Last week's CBS Evening News viewership was the lowest it has been since at least 1987. It's accurate to call it the smallest audience for the Evening News in deca... [FishbowlNY]

CBS: Couric Story 'Unfounded, Gratuitous, Utterly Malicious' - Posted April 24, 2007
An emphatic denial from CBS after yesterday's column by Gail Shister i... [Fishbowl NY]

CBS: Couric Story 'Unfounded, Gratuitous, Utterly Malicious' - Posted April 24, 2007
An emphatic denial from CBS after yesterday's column by Gail Shister i... [FishbowlNY]

Couric To Leave Evening News After 2008 Elections? - Posted April 23, 2007
Out after '08? The network is denying it, but that's what embattled Philadelphia Inquirer TV columnist Gail Shister hears from her sources inside the Eye. It wouldn't surprise us in the least, cons... [Fishbowl NY]

Couric To Leave Evening News After 2008 Elections? - Posted April 23, 2007
Out after '08? The network is denying it, but that's what embattled Philadelphia Inquirer TV columnist Gail Shister hears from her sources inside the Eye. It wouldn't surprise us in the least, cons... [FishbowlNY]

Twisted Shister: Philly Inquirer Kills TV Column - Posted March 22, 2007
Gail Shister, 25-year veteran television columnist for the sixth borough's Inquirer, has been stripped of her column. On Tuesday, Shister was told she would no longer be writing her widely read TV column, and would instead be asked to do more "pop-culture television features." She confirmed the news yesterday. "We're... [Fishbowl NY]

Twisted Shister: Philly Inquirer Kills TV Column - Posted March 22, 2007
Gail Shister, 25-year veteran television columnist for the sixth borough's Inquirer, has been stripped of her column. On Tuesday, Shister was told she would no longer be writing her widely read TV column, and would instead be asked to do more "pop-culture television features." She confirmed the news yesterday. "We're... [FishbowlNY]

Can Chicks Read The News As Well As Dudes? - Posted March 12, 2007
Apparently no, says Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Gail Shister [via CNN's Reliable Sources]: HOWARD KURTZ: Gail Shister, Rick Kaplan and some other CBS executives have said that there is a portion of the audience that may still not be comfortable getting their news from a woman at 6:30. Do you th... [Fishbowl NY]

Can Chicks Read The News As Well As Dudes? - Posted March 12, 2007
Apparently no, says Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Gail Shister [via CNN's Reliable Sources]: HOWARD KURTZ: Gail Shister, Rick Kaplan and some other CBS executives have said that there is a portion of the audience that may still not be comfortable getting their news from a woman at 6:30. Do you th... [FishbowlNY]

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