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From George Stephanopoulos' Assistant, to EP of 'This Week' - Posted July 25, 2014
Jonathan Greenberger, the 31-year-old executive producer of ABC's "This Week," just got his Disney Pin for one year of employment with the company. But his association with ABC goes back several years, to when he first got out of college and was ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Networks Pivot From Ukraine to Gaza as Israel Launches Ground Offensive - Posted July 17, 2014
Shortly before 4pmET, cable and broadcast networks turned from Ukraine -- where they have spent most of the day reporting on Malyasia Airlines flight 17, which was shot down near the Russian border this morning -- to Gaza, where Israel has just launched a ground offensive after several days of violence... [TVNewser]

Malaysia Airlines Jet Shot Down in Ukraine - Posted July 17, 2014
Cable news networks scrambled this morning to cover a Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down along the Ukraine/Russia border. All three broadcast networks provided special coverage of the crash. NBC News cut in at 11:39amET with Matt Lauer... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 30 - Posted July 11, 2014
"Good Morning America" wins another week in the mornings in both viewers and the younger demo, but NBC's "Today" posted its closest total viewer gap with "GMA" since the Winter Olympics in Sochi. "Today" cut the gap, which still gives "GMA" a +311,000 viewer lead, by 59% vs. the ... [TVNewser]

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

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows - 7.6.14 - Posted July 7, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" : "The rule of law is that 'The Constitution' requires the United States to secure the border. And we're not doing that. We haven't done it for years. And w... [FishbowlDC]

Pres. Obama Announces New Executive Action on Immigration Reform - Posted June 30, 2014
NBC News and ABC News provided special coverage of President Obama's statement on immigration reform this afternoon, where the president announced new executive action he will take. CBS News didn't provide special coverage. "America can not wait forever for them [House Republicans] to act," the president said before announcing he is moving... [TVNewser]

Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows - 6.29.14 - Posted June 30, 2014
Sen. Joe Manchin on CBS's "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer: "Our main goal right now is to protect our embassy and all the Americans that we have over there, and I think the President has every right, plus, he has the responsibi... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Suspends Service | The View Loses Two - Posted June 30, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Suspends Service | The View Loses Two - Posted June 30, 2014
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George Stephanopoulos Runs a Jeopardy! Category - Posted June 27, 2014
On Jeopardy! last night, ABC's chief anchor George Stephanopoulos was the focus of an entire category. In the category, "A Visit with George Stephanopoulos," the "GMA" and "This Week" host played the part of ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: USA-Germany Crashes WatchESPN | Publishing Sales Fall - Posted June 27, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: USA-Germany Crashes WatchESPN | Publishing Sales Fall - Posted June 27, 2014
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Which Anchor Watched the World Cup Game With the President on Air Force One? - Posted June 26, 2014
On the heels of his announcement as ABC News' chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos is interviewing the President today as he embarks on his first "day in ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Steps Down | Broadcasters Beat Aereo - Posted June 26, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Steps Down | Broadcasters Beat Aereo - Posted June 26, 2014
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David Muir to Replace Diane Sawyer in 'World News' Chair, 'This Week' Host Takes New Role - Posted June 25, 2014
[caption id="attachment_128520" align="alignright" width="417"] David Muir, George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer and ABC News president James Goldston.[/caption] ABC News this morning announced that ABC "World News'" Diane Sawyer... [FishbowlDC]

Why the 'World News' Changes? Quotes from Diane Sawyer, David Muir and George Stephanopoulos - Posted June 25, 2014
ABC sent us this picture of ABC News president James Goldston, "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer, incoming "World News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Leaving 'ABC World News;' David Muir Takes Over as Anchor and Managing Editor - Posted June 25, 2014
Breaking: ABC's Diane Sawyer is stepping down from anchoring "World News" and will focus on primetime specials, big interviews, and enterprise reporting for the network. ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Launches on Apple TV - Posted June 24, 2014
As of 10amET, ABC News is now available on Apple TV. Lost Remote has all the details on the new ABC offering, which features a 24/7 livestream made up of news events and anchored reports, a wide variety of video-on-de... [TVNewser]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Cover Obama Iraq Statement - Posted June 19, 2014
In a statement from the White House briefing room this afternoon, President Obama said the U.S. is prepared to take "targeted and precise" military action in Iraq, but reinforced his earlier decision that American troops will not be returning to combat in the region. The broadcast and cable news networks all had... [TVNewser]

Dana Bash: I Tried to Get Eric Cantor 'Off His Talking Points' - Posted June 16, 2014
Following her "State of the Union" interview with recently defeated Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor yesterday, CNN's Chief Congressional Correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Greta Van Susteren: Stephanopoulos Didn't Stop Susan Rice From Saying What She Meant - Posted June 4, 2014
A new round of criticism aimed at National Security Adviser Susan Rice for comments she made on Sunday shows; this time about her recent comments on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." On Sunday, Rice said rescued Sgt. ... [TVNewser]

Chris Wallace: White House Still Hasn't Made Susan Rice Available to 'Fox News Sunday' - Posted June 2, 2014
On "Fox News Sunday" yesterday, Chris Wallace noted National Security Adviser Susan Rice's Sunday show schedule, which didn't include Fox News. "National Security Adviser Susan Rice is appearing on two Sunday shows today, but the White H... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Accepts VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's Resignation - Posted May 30, 2014
[gallery ids="226827,226828,226830"]Broadcast networks provided special coverage this morning for President Obama's statement on the VA scandal investigation, in which he announced his acceptance of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation. CBS News broke in at 11:14amET with Margaret Brennan anchoring from New York and CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Has Best May Sweep Since Roone Arledge was In Charge - Posted May 30, 2014
ABC News is taking a victory lap after the network's newscasts finished in first place in either the key news demo or total viewers, or, in the case of "Good Morning America," both. It was ABC's best May sweep since since 1995, when legendary ABC News president ... [TVNewser]

Obama Announces Troop Cuts in Afghanistan - Posted May 27, 2014
In a statement from the Rose Garden Tuesday afternoon, President Obama detailed his plan to "conclude our combat mission in Afghanistan." Obama announced a reduction of U.S. troops from 33,000 to 9,800 at the beginning of 2015, and half that at the end of 2015. Then, by the end of 2016... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Cover Pres. Obama's Statement on VA Controversy - Posted May 21, 2014
The broadcast networks cut in with special coverage of President Obama's statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal that left dozens of veterans in Phoenix dead waiting for medical care. ABC News broke in at 10:57amET with George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Cover 9/11 Museum Dedication Ceremony - Posted May 15, 2014
[gallery ids="225119,225120,225121"]Broadcast networks broke in for special coverage of the 9/11 Memorial Museum opening this morning, where President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke. ABC News broke in at 10:05amET with George Stephanopoulos anchoring from New York. "World News" weekend anchor ... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters Farewell: 'True, I Was the First Female Co-Host... But Also True, I Was a Flop' - Posted May 15, 2014
It was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City's Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner ... [Fishbowl NY]

Barbara Walters Farewell: 'True, I Was the First Female Co-Host... But Also True, I Was a Flop' - Posted May 15, 2014
It was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City's Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner ... [FishbowlNY]

Barbara Walters on 'Paving the Way' for Women: 'That's My Legacy' - Posted May 12, 2014
It was a celebratory atmosphere tonight at ABC News Headquarters when the network's Upper West Side New York City building was officially renamed the "Barbara Walters Building." "It's not the interviews with presidents, nor heads of state, nor celebrities, nor even the Sterlings," ... [Fishbowl NY]

Barbara Walters on 'Paving the Way' for Women: 'That's My Legacy' - Posted May 12, 2014
It was a celebratory atmosphere tonight at ABC News Headquarters when the network's Upper West Side New York City building was officially renamed the "Barbara Walters Building." "It's not the interviews with presidents, nor heads of state, nor celebrities, nor even the Sterlings," ... [FishbowlNY]

Barbara Walters on 'Paving the Way' for Women: 'That's My Legacy' - Posted May 12, 2014
It was a celebratory atmosphere tonight at ABC News Headquarters when the network's Upper West Side New York City building was officially renamed the "Barbara Walters Building." "It's not the interviews with presidents, nor heads of state, nor celebrities, nor even the Sterlings," ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: April 20 - Posted April 25, 2014
On the heels of the news that George Stephanopoulos has signed a long-term deal to remain at ABC Ne... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: FB Launches Newswire | Vice Reporter Freed | NYT Revenue Up - Posted April 25, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: FB Launches Newswire | Vice Reporter Freed | NYT Revenue Up - Posted April 25, 2014
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George Stephanopoulos Re-Signs With 'GMA,' 'This Week' - Posted April 24, 2014
ABC News has re-signed George Stephanopoulos to a long-term deal to continue as the anchor of "Good Morning America" and "This Week" and anchor the network's political coverage. "We expect him to remain with us for ... [TVNewser]

ABC Toasts Robin Roberts at a Book Party For 'Everybody's Got Something' - Posted April 22, 2014
A crowd of television personalities and executives gathered at George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth's apartment last night to celebrate "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts, whose memoir, "Everybody's Got Something," was releas... [TVNewser]

David Gregory on the Sunday Morning Battle: 'We Fight Like Hell' to be No. 1 - Posted April 21, 2014
As NBC's "Meet the Press" approaches 67 years on the air, its host for the last six says the show needs to shake things up to remain a part of the conversation. In a ... [TVNewser]

Lara Spencer Named Co-Host of 'Good Morning America' - Posted April 18, 2014
Lara Spencer has been promoted to co-host of "Good Morning America," joining George Stephanopoulos and ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Takes Questions From White House Briefing Room - Posted April 17, 2014
President Obama visited the White House press briefing room this afternoon to speak about the new enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act and take questions from the press. The broadcast and cable networks all had live coverage of the press conference, which began at 3:40pmET. On the broadcast networks, Brian Williams... [Fishbowl NY]

President Obama Takes Questions From White House Briefing Room - Posted April 17, 2014
President Obama visited the White House press briefing room this afternoon to speak about the new enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act and take questions from the press. The broadcast and cable networks all had live coverage of the press conference, which began at 3:40pmET. On the broadcast networks, Brian Williams... [FishbowlNY]

President Obama Takes Questions From White House Briefing Room - Posted April 17, 2014
President Obama visited the White House press briefing room this afternoon to speak about the new enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act and take questions from the press. The broadcast and cable networks all had live coverage of the press conference, which began at 3:40pmET. On the broadcast networks, Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

The Hollywood Reporter's Annual '35 Most Powerful People in New York Media' - Posted April 16, 2014
Television news executives and personalities are well represented on The Hollywood Reporter's annual "35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" list. From the executive ranks: CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president D... [TVNewser]

Moment of Silence Marks First Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings - Posted April 15, 2014
The first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was marked with a moment of silence at 2:49pmET, the time that the two bombs exploded near the finish line in 2013, killing three people and injuring hundreds more. The broadcast networks presented special reports during the moment of silence: Brian Williams anchored on... [TVNewser]

Thanks to George Stephanopoulos, Museum Enlarges Permanent Collection by 3200% - Posted April 15, 2014
We're a little late to this one, but still thought it was worth sharing. Per The Post-Star reporter Bill Toscano, The Hyde Collection and Historic House in ... [Fishbowl NY]

Thanks to George Stephanopoulos, Museum Enlarges Permanent Collection by 3200% - Posted April 15, 2014
We're a little late to this one, but still thought it was worth sharing. Per The Post-Star reporter Bill Toscano, The Hyde Collection and Historic House in ... [FishbowlNY]

Michael Strahan Joins 'Good Morning America' - Posted April 15, 2014
Michael Strahan is joining "Good Morning America" as a contributor. Just like in his NFL days, Strahan emerged from a GMA tunnel, giving high fives from fans, ending at the anchor desk, where Robin Roberts announced Strahan would join the show "a couple days a week." He'll mostly appear in the... [TVNewser]

'GMA' Anchors Share Who's Inspired Them - Posted April 14, 2014
Ahead of the release of Robin Roberts' memoir -- which is about people who inspired her during her battle with MDS -- the "Good Morning America" anchors shared who has inspired them this morning. ... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Ingraham & ABC, MSNBC Tour, 'Dateline' Ratings - Posted April 14, 2014
Laura Ingraham has joined ABC News as a contributor. Ingraham, who was welcomed on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" yesterday, also contributes to Fox News as Bill O'Reilly's fill-in, and continues with her radio s... [TVNewser]

Lunch with Lara Spencer & Amy Robach: Rumors, Ratings & the Revolving Door - Posted April 9, 2014
[caption id="attachment_220842" align="aligncenter" width="524"] "Good Morning America" anchors Amy Robach and Lara Spencer show off their manicures on the show April 1. (via @laraspencer)[/caption] It has been a busy few months at "Good Morning... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Walters' Retirement Set | Vox.com Goes Live | Megaupload Sued - Posted April 8, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Walters' Retirement Set | Vox.com Goes Live | Megaupload Sued - Posted April 8, 2014
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Okay Man | Bad Idea | Mapped Books - Posted April 7, 2014
TVNewser: George Stephanopoulos says he's okay with being the ... [Fishbowl NY]

Okay Man | Bad Idea | Mapped Books - Posted April 7, 2014
TVNewser: George Stephanopoulos says he's okay with being the ... [FishbowlNY]

George Stephanopoulos Denies Being Unhappy About 'GMA' Changes - Posted April 7, 2014
George Stephanopoulos denies being unhappy with the on-air changes at "Good Morning America," telling Page Si... [TVNewser]

Hillary Clinton Sees Media Double Standard Toward Women - Posted April 4, 2014
At a "Women in the World" event in New York City last night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her view of a double standard in how women are tal... [TVNewser]

Josh Elliott's 'GMA' Good-Bye, Without Josh Elliott - Posted April 3, 2014
During a conference call with reporters yesterday, the newest member of the NBC Sports team Josh Elliott was asked if he ... [TVNewser]

At 'GMA' 'the Estrogen is Flowing!' - Posted March 31, 2014
Amy Robach took her seat at the news desk this morning as the show bid farewell to Josh Elliott. "Josh, it has been great run with you, here on 'GMA,'" said ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Dan Harris Looks Back at On-Air Panic Attack - Posted March 11, 2014
Ten years after an on-air panic attack, ABC's Dan Harris looked back at his journey to reduce stress that makes up his new book "10% Happier." "When I finally came home and slowed down, I crashed and burned," Harris told ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: March 2 - Posted March 6, 2014
ABC's "This Week" wins for a second straight week in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic. The win was ABC's first back-to-back win in total viewers in close to 16 years (since 4/19/98 and 4/26/98). CBS' "Face the Nation" was second, with "Meet the Press" in third as most of the... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos to Scale Back Hosting 'This Week' - Posted February 28, 2014
George Stephanopoulos is scaling back his hosting duties on ABC's "This Week" from three times a month to twice a month. The news was ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: #FreeAJStaff | AMC's Earnings Surge | MSNBC Taps Ex-MT Gov. - Posted February 28, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: #FreeAJStaff | AMC's Earnings Surge | MSNBC Taps Ex-MT Gov. - Posted February 28, 2014
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David Gregory Goes One-on-One with Susan Rice - Posted February 22, 2014
In her first Sunday show appearance since becoming National Security Adviser, Susan Rice will go one-on-one with David Gregory tomorrow on "Meet the Press." Rice wi... [Fishbowl NY]

David Gregory Goes One-on-One with Susan Rice - Posted February 22, 2014
In her first Sunday show appearance since becoming National Security Adviser, Susan Rice will go one-on-one with David Gregory tomorrow on "Meet the Press." Rice wi... [FishbowlNY]

David Gregory Goes One-on-One with Susan Rice - Posted February 22, 2014
In her first network Sunday public affairs show appearance since becoming National Security Adviser, Susan Rice will go one-on-one with David Gregory tomorrow on "M... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of February 10 - Posted February 21, 2014
As expected, the "Today" show won its first week in 18 months in both total viewers and the younger demo. But the other ratings story emerging from week one of the Sochi Olympics is that "Today's" morning competition didn't l... [TVNewser]

ABC News Captures Philomena Lee Meeting with Pope Francis - Posted February 7, 2014
The Oscar-nominated film Philomena tells the story of Irish woman's search for her son who was put up for adoption. At the center of the story is the Catholic church. Philomena Lee gave birth to the boy at an abbey in Tipperary. She remained a devout Catholic, even as the nuns... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Wear Red For Women's Heart Health - Posted February 7, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="212836,212839,212840,212841,212842,212845,212847,212921" orderby="rand"] Anchors and correspondents across the morning shows wore red on the air today for National Wear Red Day, which raises awareness for women's heart health. Among those participating: ABC's Robin Roberts, Ginger Zee, ... [TVNewser]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted February 6, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television persona... [FishbowlDC]

George Stephanopoulos Wins on Three Different Shows in the Same Week - Posted February 6, 2014
It's good to be George Stephanopoulos. Last week, he anchored three different broadcasts -- his usual "Good Morning America" and "This Week" shows, plus one additional night filling in for ... [TVNewser]

As Temperatures Drop, Morning Shows Hit Multi-Year Highs - Posted February 6, 2014
The network morning shows saw multi-year viewership highs last week as winter keeps a cold and snowy grip on much of the nation. "CBS This Morning" had its best viewership in more than five years, since the week of Dec. 15, 2008. T... [TVNewser]

Bill Kristol and Ana Navarro Join ABC News - Posted February 3, 2014
Longtime Fox News contributor and editor and publisher of The Weekly Standard Bill Kristol has joined ABC News as a contributor, "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos announced on Sunday morning's show. ... [FishbowlDC]

Bill Kristol and Ana Navarro Join ABC News - Posted February 3, 2014
Longtime Fox News contributor and editor and publisher of The Weekly Standard Bill Kristol has joined ABC News as a contributor, "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos announced on Sunday morning's show. ... [PRNewser]

Bill Kristol Joins ABC News - Posted February 3, 2014
Longtime Fox News contributor and editor and publisher of The Weekly Standard Bill Kristol has joined ABC News as a contributor, "This Week" host George Steph... [TVNewser]

ABC Has 'Exclusive' Sochi Report ... Two Days After it Aired on CBS - Posted January 30, 2014
With the Sochi Olympics set to start a week from today, ABC News has been touting an "exclusive investigation" into charges of corruption at the Games. For a report that aired on "World News" and "Nightline" Wednesday, Brian Ro... [TVNewser]

Atlanta Stations Balance State of the Union and Weather Coverage - Posted January 29, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="114189,114190,114191,114192"] Atlanta stations balanced two major stories -- the President's fifth State of the Union address and a winter storm blanketing the Deep South -- during primetime Tuesday night. CBS affiliate WGCL stayed in local coverage until immediately before the President was announced, opting out of Scott Pelley... [TVSpy]

President Obama Delivers 2014 State of the Union Address - Posted January 28, 2014
President Obama's fifth State of the Union address is being broadcast tonight on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Fusion, Al Jazeera, Fox Business, CNBC, Bloomberg and C-SPAN, as well as the Spanish-language networks. Brian Williams, Scott Pelley, ... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Broadcast Networks - Posted January 27, 2014
Here's what the broadcast networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. ABC: Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Elizabeth Vargas: 'My Husband said, You Have a Problem. You're an Alcoholic' - Posted January 24, 2014
It took several years, but one work assignment, for ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas to realize she was an alcoholic. Wine was her drink of choice. "On a Saturday afternoon I showed up for a '20/20' shoot and I was in... [Fishbowl NY]

Elizabeth Vargas: 'My Husband said, You Have a Problem. You're an Alcoholic' - Posted January 24, 2014
It took several years, but one work assignment, for ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas to realize she was an alcoholic. Wine was her drink of choice. "On a Saturday afternoon I showed up for a '20/20' shoot and I was in... [FishbowlNY]

Elizabeth Vargas: 'My Husband said, You Have a Problem. You're an Alcoholic' - Posted January 24, 2014
It took several years, but one work assignment, for ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas to realize she was an alcoholic. Wine was her drink of choice. "On a Saturday afternoon I showed up for a '20/20' shoot and I was in... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts' New 'Be the Match' PSA - Posted January 21, 2014
Robin Roberts is appearing in a new PSA for Be the Match and Stand Up For Cancer. The campaign, which launched yesterday and will run through June 30, will be in magazines, online and on social media encouraging people to support researc... [TVNewser]

Christmas in January for ABC News Shows - Posted January 10, 2014
Long awaited Christmas parties for "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Good Morning America," canceled the night Nelson Mandela passed away in December, finally happened last night. Insiders tell us Sawyer paid for the "World News" party an... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Villafranca, Harward, Kluwe - Posted January 6, 2014
Omar Villafranca has been named a correspondent for CBS News Services, the network's 24-hour newsgathering service. As TVSpy reports, Villafranca joins from KXAS in Dallas. Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Vice Admiral ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of December 23 & Q4 2013 - Posted January 6, 2014
ABC's "Good Morning America" ended 2013 with its most-watched quarter in more than 22 years, since Q4 1991. It also had its best performance in the A25-54 demo since Q1 2007. "GMA" has won the last six quarters in Total Viewers and the last five in the news demo. "CBS This... [TVNewser]

FBDC FaceRace: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC analyzed the Facebook pages of some of DC's biggest television pe... [FishbowlDC]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television personali... [PRNewser]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television personali... [FishbowlDC]

In Year-End Message of Gratitude, Robin Roberts Thanks Longtime Girlfriend - Posted December 29, 2013
Robin Roberts surprised her Facebook followers this afternoon in an end-of-year post. She came out publicly ... [AllTwitter]

In Year-End Message of Gratitude, Robin Roberts Thanks Longtime Girlfriend - Posted December 29, 2013
Robin Roberts surprised her Facebook followers this afternoon in an end-of-yea... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview 12.27 - 12.29 - Posted December 27, 2013
Who's on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked: --CBS's "Face the Nation": Guest Host: Major Garrett, Frmr. Dir. of NSA Michael Hayden, WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Your Cast for 'Top of the Morning' Movie Is... - Posted December 23, 2013
With the news coming out last week about Brian Stelter's book "Top of the Morning" ... [Fishbowl NY]

Your Cast for 'Top of the Morning' Movie Is... - Posted December 23, 2013
With the news coming out last week about Brian Stelter's book "Top of the Morning" ... [FishbowlNY]

Your Cast for 'Top of the Morning' Movie Is... - Posted December 23, 2013
With the news coming out last week about Brian Stelter's book "Top of the Morning" ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks to Carry Pres. Obama's End-of-Year News Conference - Posted December 20, 2013
ABC, CBS, and NBC will carry President Obama's end-of-year news conference this afternoon at 2pmET. ABC News will air a special report at approximately 2pm with ... [TVNewser]

Casting Call: Who Should Play Robin Roberts in the 'Top of the Morning' Movie? - Posted December 19, 2013
Today is part three of our casting call that asks you to choose the characters that will play TV morning news' biggest stars in the in-development Lifetime original movie based on Brian Stelter's book "Top of the Morning." Polls are still open for ... [TVNewser]

Casting Call: Who Should Play George Stephanopoulos in 'Top of the Morning' Movie? - Posted December 18, 2013
We're continuing to let you cast the characters that will play TV morning news' biggest stars in the upcoming Lifetime movie based from Brian Stelter's book "... [TVNewser]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Up Early For Mandela Memorial Service - Posted December 10, 2013
[gallery columns="5" ids="206705,206704,206703,206701,206702"] The broadcast and cable networks were up early this morning as international leaders, dignitaries and thousands of South Africans filled FNB Stadium in Johannesburg to honor Nelson Mandela, who died last week at the age of 95. Brian Williams, who as we ... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans for Mandela Memorial Service - Posted December 9, 2013
International leaders, including President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, will honor Nelson Mandela... [TVNewser]

FBDC's Winners and Losers of Twitter - Posted December 9, 2013
FishbowlDC's Mediabistro cousin AllTwitter has just announced the Top 20 Biggest Brands on Twitter, based on number of followers. That got us thinking, how would the DC media orgs rank up? Below we've compiled the most recent follower stats for the biggest brands in DC J... [PRNewser]

Networks Schedule Weekend Specials on Nelson Mandela - Posted December 6, 2013
The broadcast and cable networks are scheduling special coverage on the death of Nelson Mandela this weekend. Here's what they have planned so far. NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Special Coverage of JFK Moment of Silence - Posted November 22, 2013
The networks are planning special reports this afternoon marking the moment Pres. John F. Kennedy died, 50 years ago today. A moment of silence is planned for 1:30pmET, followed by the singing of "America the Beautiful" by the U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club. The network special reports will begin at... [TVNewser]

Ali Wentworth On Rescuing George Stephanopoulos From 'Lifetime Of Singledom' - Posted November 17, 2013
Actress Ali Wentworth--who's married to ABC's George Stephanopoulos--dished about pets, her husband, and her friend ... [TVNewser]

Obama: 'We Fumbled the Rollout on this Health Care Law' - Posted November 14, 2013
Leading up to the president's remarks on Obamacare, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner each held news conferences, which were b... [TVNewser]

Christie, Not an Expert on Iran, Offers No Opinion On Iran - Posted November 11, 2013
Governor Chris Christie (Rish-NJ) showed remarkable restraint on Sunday by declining to offer an opinion on the collapse of the Iran nuclear talks -a subject which he knows nothing about. Pressed by both ABC's George Stephanopoulos... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Shows Dress Up as TV Icons For Halloween - Posted October 31, 2013
[gallery columns="5" ids="201859,201860,201861,201862,201871"] After last year's on-air parties were canceled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Halloween was back in full swing today on the morning shows. On "Today," Al Roker was Mr. T from "The A-Team," ... [TVNewser]

George to Jorge: One of the Things I've Learned is to Let Go - Posted October 30, 2013
During the first of what may be a recurring segment on the new network Fusion, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos and ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, along... [TVNewser]

Chris Christie is Dressing Up as Savannah Guthrie for Halloween - Posted October 29, 2013
On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey governor Chris Christie made the morning show rounds to talk about his state's storm recovery progress. On "Today," Christie also talked about Halloween, which he will celebrate this year for the first time in two years, joking with Matt La... [TVNewser]

As Fusion is Born, a Morning Party for Parents ABC and Univision - Posted October 28, 2013
With just hours to go until the official launch of Fusion, ABC News and Univision put their ... [TVNewser]

Dueling Proposals on 'GMA' and 'Today' - Posted October 24, 2013
It's the season for love on the morning shows: both "Good Morning America" and "Today" featured live proposals this morning. On "GMA," George Stephanopoulos spotted a man holding a "Will You Marry Me?" sign outside t... [TVNewser]

Fusion Morning Show Hosts Make Debut On 'Good Morning America' - Posted October 17, 2013
The hosts of Fusion's upcoming "The Morning Show" made their TV debut this morning... on ABC's "Good Morning America." ABC News is the co-owner of Fusion, alongside Univision. People in Times Square waved paddles with the Fusion logo, as George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Wear Purple in Honor of GLAAD Spirit Day - Posted October 17, 2013
Morning show anchors wore purple this morning in observance of Spirit Day, GLAAD's annual anti-bullying campaign. Among the participants: NBC's Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 17, 2013
      Stenographer gets religious over bill passage "'Praise be to GOD!' House stenographer Diane Reidy is rushed off the floor and into an elevator..." -- Todd Zwillich, Washington, D.C. radio co... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama News Conference Amid Government Shutdown, Debt Limit Crises - Posted October 8, 2013
President Obama will make a statement and take questions from the news media at 2pmET, says the White House. The broadcast and cable news and business networks will carry the news conference. This is day 8 of the government shutdown, while another potential crisis, the debt ceiling, is fast approaching. NBC News... [TVNewser]

George Will Jumps From ABC to Fox News - Posted October 1, 2013
Political columnist and author George Will is joining Fox News as a contributor, executive vice president of news Michael Clemente announced today. Will jumps to Fox News afte... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Go Pink to Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Posted October 1, 2013
Today is the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and anchors and correspondents across the morning shows were decked out in pink this morning for the cause. NBC's Savannah Guthrie, CBS' Charlie Rose and Nancy Cordes, Fox News' ... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' Poised to Win First Season in 19 Years - Posted September 26, 2013
The last time "Good Morning America" won a full TV season, "Fraiser" and "Picket Fences" were the top TV programs, Andre Agassi was the U.S. Open champion, and just-married Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley ... [TVNewser]

Getting a Tough Interview to Open Up, Tips from ABC's George Stephanopoulos - Posted September 26, 2013
The October issue of Inc. Magazine has a few tips from ABC anchor ... [TVSpy]

Robin Roberts Celebrates Her 'First Birthday' - Posted September 20, 2013
On "Good Morning America" this morning, Robin Roberts celebrated her "first birthday," the one-year anniversary of her life-saving bone marrow transplant. Roberts cut into a birthday cake (delivered by "Live!"'s Michael Strahan), flanked by her "GMA" colleagues ... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer Reunite on 'Good Morning America' - Posted September 18, 2013
Former "Good Morning America" anchors Charlie Gibson and Diane Sawyer were reunited on the show this morning, dropping in as the guests for the show's "... [TVNewser]

Rampage at DC Navy Yard - Posted September 16, 2013
Police say three shooters are behind a rampage at the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington DC. One of the shooters is "down," according to police, but two remain at large. Shots rang out around 8:20am. The Washington Post ... [Fishbowl NY]

Rampage at DC Navy Yard - Posted September 16, 2013
Police say three shooters are behind a rampage at the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington DC. One of the shooters is "down," according to police, but two remain at large. Shots rang out around 8:20am. The Washington Post ... [FishbowlNY]

George Stephanopoulos to Interview President Obama on 'This Week' - Posted September 13, 2013
ABC News has landed an exclusive interview with President Obama. In his first interview since his Tuesday night address on Syria, Obama will sit down with George Stephanopoulos at the ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 26 - Posted September 6, 2013
"CBS This Morning" still trails its morning show competitors by millions of viewers, but it was the only morning newscast to show growth compared to the same week last year. CTM grew its total viewer audience +14% and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 26 - Posted September 6, 2013
"CBS This Morning" still trails its morning show competitors by millions of viewers, but it was the only morning newscast to show growth compared to the same week last year. CTM grew its total viewer audience +14% and ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 26 - Posted September 6, 2013
"CBS This Morning" still trails its morning show competitors by millions of viewers, but it was the only morning newscast to show growth compared to the same week last year. CTM grew its total viewer audience +14% and ... [TVNewser]

Here Are The TV News Reporters Congress Follows on Twitter - Posted September 3, 2013
TV news reporters and anchors are terrific sources of news and analysis when it comes to Congress. So it isn't surprising that members of Congress aggressively follow certain members of the news media on Twitter. New York... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama: 'I Have Decided the U.S. Should Take Military Action,' But Will Seek Congressional Authorization First - Posted August 31, 2013
In the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said he has decided the United States "should take military action" against Syria, but he said he will wait for an authorization from the out-of-session Congress first. The Saturday statement, during the long Labor Day holiday sent the news networks... [Fishbowl NY]

Pres. Obama: 'I Have Decided the U.S. Should Take Military Action,' But Will Seek Congressional Authorization First - Posted August 31, 2013
In the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said he has decided the United States "should take military action" against Syria, but he said he will wait for an authorization from the out-of-session Congress first. The Saturday statement, during the long Labor Day holiday sent the news networks... [FishbowlNY]

Pres. Obama: 'I Have Decided the U.S. Should Take Military Action,' But Will Seek Congressional Authorization First - Posted August 31, 2013
In the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said he has decided the United States "should take military action" against Syria, but he said he will wait for an authorization from the out-of-session Congress first. The Saturday statement, during the long Labor Day holiday sent the news networks... [TVNewser]

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

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

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

10 Hardest Media Names to Spell - Posted August 23, 2013
There's something that can absolutely unhinge a person when you spell his or her name wrong. Especially difficult are members of the media who can be quite vocal about it and tell you how dumb you are on Twitter. So today we've compiled a list of the hardest names to spell... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 5 - Posted August 15, 2013
"Good Morning America" wins another week in the morning, and by its largest margins over NBC's "Today" in more than five months. Compared to the same week last year the ABC morning program showed the most growth in the ... [TVNewser]

Carlos Dangerously-Named Journos - Posted July 24, 2013
Anthony Weiner admitted yesterday to using the online alias Carlos Danger to carry on a strange Internet affair with a 22-year-old woman. If you're anything like us, that got you wondering how Weiner came up with such a great alias. Already having graced the news media by havin... [FishbowlDC]

Bipartisan Policy Center Solicits Birthday Wishes for Bob Dole (Yes, We're Serious) - Posted July 22, 2013
You'd think a mention in the number three slot of the famed birthday section of Politico Mike Allen's Playbook would be a sufficient birthday wish for former Sen. Bob... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of July 8 - Posted July 18, 2013
For the second time in three weeks, the "Today" show wins in the ad-friendly A25-54 demo while "Good Morning America" remains No. 1 in total viewers. But of all three shows, it was No. 3 "CBS This Morning" that showed the most growth. Compared to ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of July 8 - Posted July 18, 2013
For the second time in three weeks, the "Today" show wins in the ad-friendly A25-54 demo while "Good Morning America" remains No. 1 in total viewers. But of all three shows, it was No. 3 "CBS This Morning" that showed the most growth. Compared to ... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly Criticizes CNN, Confronts George Stephanopoulos - Posted July 18, 2013
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly dedicated the opening segment on his show to some media criticism last night. O'Reilly criticized CNN for posting an article on CNN.com that he said put words into his mouth that he didn't say, and attacked comedian Bill Maher for a joke about the Zimmerman trial... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of July 1 - Posted July 15, 2013
ABC's "Good Morning America" wins another week and showed the most growth in the mornings. "GMA" was up +15% in total viewers and up +11% in the demo during the July 4 holiday week. "CBS This Morning" was also up +15% in viewers, but down -7% in the demo. And for the... [TVNewser]

Ali Wentworth on George Stephanopoulos: 'He's really not that serious' - Posted July 14, 2013
ABC's George Stephanopoulos and his wife, actress and comedian Ali Wentworth, are featured in this week's People. Wentworth ... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' Sees Biggest Morning Lead in 21 Years - Posted July 9, 2013
ABC's "Good Morning America" finishes the second quarter of 2013 as the most-watched morning show, winning its fourth consecutive quarter -- a feat not accomplished since 1993-1994. Not to be outdone, "CBS This Morning" also had a big Q2, its best -- and the closest competitively to NBC's "Today" -- since... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 17 - Posted June 27, 2013
"Good Morning America" wins the week and shows big growth compared to the same week last year. The show's winning streak is now at 44 weeks -- its longest stretch at No. 1 in more than 21 years. The A... [TVNewser]

Was CNN Too Cautious in Reporting Rulings? Gavin Newsom Thinks So - Posted June 26, 2013
While court-watchers awaited the Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage, the networks had correspondents in different parts of the country gathering reaction to those affected by the rulings. ABC News had Cecilia Vega at San Fran... [TVNewser]

California Stations Cover High Court Decisions on Gay Marriage - Posted June 26, 2013
The Supreme Court of the United States handed down two decisions on gay marriage this morning, a ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act and another on California's Proposition 8. In San Francisco and Los Angeles, local stations had continuing coverage of the rulings. In Los Angeles, ABC O... [TVSpy]

Jonathan Greenberger Named EP of ABC's 'This Week' - Posted June 25, 2013
Jonathan Greenberger has been named executive broadcast producer of ABC's "This Week." It is a return to ABC News for Greenberger, 30, who started out as an assistant to "This Week" host ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 10 - Posted June 20, 2013
"Good Morning America" continues to lead the pack in the a.m. The ABC show has been the leading morning show among total viewers for 10 months -- its longest stretch at No. 1 in more than 21 years. "GMA" is up +13% in total viewers and up +12% in the... [TVNewser]

ABC Rolls Out New 'This Week' Promos - Posted June 18, 2013
ABC has launched a new ad campaign for "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." The promos, which use the tagline "Sunday morning means George," feature Stephanopoulos leaving the "This Week" set to drop in on people ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 3 - Posted June 13, 2013
"Good Morning America" makes it 42 weeks in row at #1, its longest stretch at the top in more than 21 years. But it's #3 "CBS This Morning" that showed the most growth compared to the same week last year. The show... [TVNewser]

Stroumboulopoulos Meets Stephanopoulos Ahead of CNN Debut - Posted June 8, 2013
CNN's new talk show host, George Stroumboulopoulos, made the TV rounds on his new channel and elsewhere this week to promote his new series "Stroumboulopoulos." First, the important thing: Stroumboulopoulos finally went face... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: June 2 - Posted June 6, 2013
CBS' "Face the Nation" was the most-watched Sunday public affairs show June 2, topping NBC's "Meet the Press" by +470,000 Total Viewers and +70,000 A25-54 viewers. Compared to the same week last year, on... [TVNewser]

The P.M. Ticker: BBC, Success, Sandy - Posted June 6, 2013
BBC News correspondent Ian Pannell and cameraman Darren Conway were awarded the David Bloom Award at last night's Radio/Television Correspondents' Association Dinner. Pannell and Conway were recognized for their reporting from Syria. ... [TVNewser]

CNN Brings Stroumboulopoulos Into Fold - Posted May 23, 2013
ABC's George Stephanopoulos isn't the only newsman who gets to have a distinctive surname. Now he has competition -- at least in the surname department -- as CNN welcomes popular Canadian talk show host ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's 'This Week' Moving Out of the Newseum, Al Jazeera America Moving In - Posted May 21, 2013
The studio space at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. is changing hands, Broadcasting & Cable's John Eggerton reports. Next month, ABC's "This Week" will vacate the... [TVNewser]

Obama Aide Does Sunday Show Marathon - Posted May 20, 2013
White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer didn't take his Sunday off, instead going on a marathon of five show appearances to discuss the myriad of scandals. During his TV tour, Pfeiffer was grilled on questions that have been raised over the past week during his tour of shows, which included ABC's "This... [FishbowlDC]

Bill O'Reilly Doesn't Think the AP Phone Taps Will 'Amount to Much' - Posted May 14, 2013
When a media outlet becomes the news, it's interesting to watch how other media outlets cover the story. At issue today, the Justice Department admitting it secretly recorded phone conversations of five AP reporters and an editor. It was a big story on all the morning shows. (We ... [Fishbowl NY]

Bill O'Reilly Doesn't Think the AP Phone Taps Will 'Amount to Much' - Posted May 14, 2013
When a media outlet becomes the news, it's interesting to watch how other media outlets cover the story. At issue today, the Justice Department admitting it secretly recorded phone conversations of five AP reporters and an editor. It was a big story on all the morning shows. (We ... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly Doesn't Think the AP Phone Taps Will 'Amount to Much' - Posted May 14, 2013
When a media outlet becomes the news, it's interesting to watch how other media outlets cover the story. At issue today, the Justice Department admitting it secretly recorded phone conversations of five AP reporters and an editor. It was a big story on all the morning shows. (We ... [TVNewser]

Boring Guy Tom Hanks Tops '100 Most Trusted People in America' List - Posted May 7, 2013
Reader's Digest just published a piece titled the "100 Most Trusted People in America" and Tom Hanks took the top spot. This is not sur... [FishbowlLA]

Robin Roberts Tops TV News Personalities on 'Most Trusted' List - Posted May 7, 2013
Several television news journalists have landed on Reader's Digest list of "The 100 Most Trusted People in America." At #12, "Good Morning America" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Shows Scoping Out Sports World - Posted May 3, 2013
Without an election in the near future, at least a few of the Sunday public affairs shows are branching out this weekend and covering something even more ingrained into the national psyche: sports. CBS' "Face the Nation" will be dedicating its show this week on "The Emergence of gay Athletes," featuring inter... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos to Interview Jason Collins, First Openly Gay NBA Player, on 'GMA' - Posted April 29, 2013
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos has snagged the first television interview with Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player. Collins, a free agent who played for the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards this seas... [TVNewser]

Chaos Overnight as One Boston Blast Suspect is Dead, His Brother on the Loose - Posted April 19, 2013
A holdup at a Cambridge 7-11 store around 10pm Thursday set off an all night pursuit for the suspects in the Boston Marathon blasts. By sunrise, an MIT police officer was dead, an MBTA officer was wounded, on... [TVNewser]

'GMA' at No. 1: 'If You Spend a Long Time at No. 2, You'll Never Stop Being Scrappy' - Posted April 16, 2013
It was a year ago this week that ABC's "Good Morning America" learned it had unseated "Today" as the leading network morning show. While "GMA" has gone on to win most weeks since, the race ... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Focus on Human Impact of Boston Bombings - Posted April 16, 2013
Wall-to-wall coverage of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon continues into the second day. ABC News, NBC News and CBS News all broadcast special reports for President Obama's remarks from the White House press briefing room at 11:30amET. Lester Holt anchored from Boston on NBC, Anthony Mason... [TVNewser]

Explosions at Finish Line of the Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
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Morning Show Ratings: Week of April 1 - Posted April 11, 2013
A year ago ABC's "Good Morning America" was rapidly gaining on NBC's "Today" show which had held the crown of morning show leader for more than 16 years. During this week last year "GMA" lost to "Today' by 190,000... [TVNewser]

Walters, O'Reilly, Couric and More Hit THR's Media Power Party - Posted April 11, 2013
As we told you yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter is out with its annual "35 Most Powerful People in Media" list. The honorees were feted at a "power-soaked New... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 10, 2013
Quotes of the Day IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS: "Rush Limbaugh with a porn-stache will save your Tuesday afternoon." -- BuzzFeed's Bennie Johnson. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 8, 2013
Quotes of the Day BREAKFAST AT ABC's THIS WEEK: HuffPost-AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington: "French toast, home fried potatoes, sausage patties and bacon in the ABC gree... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of March 25 and Q1 2013 - Posted April 4, 2013
For the first time in 19 years "Good Morning America" has won a Q1 in Total Viewers and for the first time in 20 years, "GMA" has taken the A25-54 demo in Q1. The ABC morning show won last week in both measurements as well, though "Today" got close in the... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 12, 2013
Quotes of the Day TV journo hates himself? "Dear Toure, I just wanted you to know I hate you. Have a nice day." -- MSNBC's Tour . Got questions for the President? "Last call-- send me your questions for President Obama. I'll be sitting down for an exclusive ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Lands Obama Interview - Posted March 11, 2013
President Obama will give an exclusive interview to ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, the network says. Stephanopoulos will speak to Obama tomorrow, with the first excerpts to ... [TVNewser]

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Lands Obama Interview - Posted March 11, 2013
President Obama will give an exclusive interview to ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, the network says. Stephanopoulos will speak to Obama tomorrow, with the first excerpts to ... [Fishbowl NY]

ABC's George Stephanopoulos Lands Obama Interview - Posted March 11, 2013
President Obama will give an exclusive interview to ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, the network says. Stephanopoulos will speak to Obama tomorrow, with the first excerpts to ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 6, 2013
Quotes of the Day   Writer dude raves about House chicken tenders "Dude, House side chicken tenders crush Senate side any day. and more choice of dipping sauces." -- HuffPost's Jon Ward. The Sn... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted March 4, 2013
                    (A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know...) Weingarten Defends D.C. - WaPo "humorist" ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's 'This Week' Snags Surprise Interview With Dennis Rodman - Posted March 3, 2013
[caption id="attachment_169381" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC Television[/caption] ABC's "This Week" scored a surprise interview with former NBA star Dennis Rodman and ... [TVNewser]

ABC's 'This Week' Snags Surprise Interview With Dennis Rodman - Posted March 3, 2013
[caption id="attachment_169381" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC Television[/caption] ABC's "This Week" scored a surprise interview with former NBA star Dennis Rodman and ... [AllTwitter]

Pope Benedict Coverage: ABC News - Posted February 26, 2013
With Pope Benedict XVI set to resign on Thursday, U.S. networks are beginning to plan for coverage of the unprecedented (at least in modern times) event. George Stephanopoulos and ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zeleny's Move From Print to TV: 'Reporting is Reporting, Storytelling is Storytelling' - Posted February 25, 2013
Jeff Zeleny, who will leave the New York Times for ABC News next month, says the decision to jump from print to TV was a no-brainer. "I haven't worked for a newspaper for quite a while," Zeleny, The Times' national political ... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts Returns to 'GMA': 'It Felt So Right. I Felt at Ease' - Posted February 20, 2013
On the set of "Good Morning America" Wednesday, Robin Roberts took her seat at the anchor desk, adorned with a huge red bow, for the first time in 173 days with nervous anticipation. "It felt good, to have butt... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs Joins MSNBC/NBC News - Posted February 13, 2013
Former press secretary Robert Gibbs made his debut as an MSNBC/NBC News political contributor ahead of his former boss's State of the Union address last night. He was back on this morning on "Morning Joe." Gibbs was Pres. Obama's press secreta... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage: ABC News - Posted February 8, 2013
Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor ABC News' coverage of the State of the Union from Washington, DC beginning at 9pmET Tu... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of January 21 - Posted January 31, 2013
ABC's "Good Morning America" is back on top in both Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers. For the first three weeks of 2013, NBC's "Today" took the younger demo. "GMA" was also up compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Now 'Good Morning America' Is Looking For Anchor Doppelgangers Too - Posted January 25, 2013
Remember last month, when the anchors on NBC's "Today" met their real-life lookalikes? Apparently it was such a good idea that now ABC's "Good Morning America" is planning the same bit. A ... [TVNewser]

What Kind of Anchorman Will Jake Tapper Be? 'They Don't Want Me to be Ron Burgundy' - Posted January 25, 2013
Former ABC ace Jake Tapper, who debuted on CNN Tuesday, says that his being passed over -- twice -- as 'This Week' anchor was not the reason he left the network. When ... [TVNewser]

Things You May Not Have Heard or Seen During Inauguration Coverage - Posted January 22, 2013
We kept the posts going yesterday -- from girl power on the Hill, to Frank Luntz's appearance on NBC to Al Roker's Obama ... [TVNewser]

For Inaugural Ceremony, DC Stations Turn to National Coverage - Posted January 21, 2013
Following their respective morning newscasts, local stations in Washington, DC have traded local coverage for national coverage of President Obama's ceremonial swearing-in ceremony. Around 11amET Monday, all four DC stations -- NBC O&O WRC, ABC affil... [TVSpy]

Morning Shows in Overtime for Inauguration - Posted January 21, 2013
ABC's and CBS's morning shows are going beyond the normal 9am end time covering the run up to the ceremonial Inaugruation -- the real one was yesterday. Anchors and correspondents are in... [TVNewser]

President Obama Takes Oath, Chief Justice Roberts Uses Notes, For Second Swearing In - Posted January 20, 2013
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Morning Show Ratings: Week of January 7 - Posted January 17, 2013
While 2012 was the year that saw "Good Morning America" overtake "Today" in the ratings, 2013 begins with all three shows shedding viewers in the crucial A25-54 demo. Compared to the same week last year, "GMA" i... [TVNewser]

Inauguration 2013: ABC Coverage Plans - Posted January 16, 2013
ABC's Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor special coverage of Barack Obama's second inauguration beginn... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama: New Gun Law Opponents 'Want to Gin Up Fear or Higher Ratings or Revenue' - Posted January 16, 2013
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Broadcasters To Carry President Obama's Final First-Term Presser - Posted January 14, 2013
At approximately 11:15 AM ET, President Obama will hold a press conference at the White House, his last presser of his first term, before being inaugurated for his second term next week. The "big three" broadcasters will all be breaking into regular programming to cover the presser. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of December 31 - Posted January 10, 2013
The morning show ratings race begins 2013 with a split. "Good Morning America" takes a win in total viewers while NBC's "Today" wins in younger viewers, its first in 7 weeks. But #3 "CBS This M... [TVNewser]

Gov. Chris Christie Makes Morning Show Rounds - Posted January 9, 2013
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Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted December 21, 2012
Here is this week's installment of "Ask Piranhamous Anything." If you have a question you'd like "snarked to death," send it to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column. Piranhamous doesn't know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do -- and worse, he doesn't... [FishbowlDC]

A Good Year for ABC News' Martha Raddatz - Posted December 20, 2012
Martha Raddatz's promotion to chief global affairs correspondent at caps off a good year for the ABC News correspondent. In her new role, Raddatz will also serve as ... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper Leaving ABC News For CNN - Posted December 20, 2012
Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper is leaving ABC News for CNN. Tapper will anchor a weekday program on CNN. TVNewser hears it will be the 4pmET hour, currently filled by "The Situation Room with ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jake Tapper Leaving ABC News For CNN - Posted December 20, 2012
Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper is leaving ABC News for CNN. Tapper will anchor a weekday program on CNN. TVNewser hears it will be the 4pmET hour, currently filled by "The Situation Room with ... [FishbowlNY]

Jake Tapper Leaving ABC News For CNN - Posted December 20, 2012
Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper is leaving ABC News for CNN. Tapper will anchor a weekday program on CNN. TVNewser hears it will be the 4pmET hour, currently filled by "The Situation Room with ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of December 10 - Posted December 20, 2012
While "Good Morning America" maintained its #1 spot in the mornings, and saw total viewer growth, all three shows saw a decline in the crucial A25-54 viewership compared to the same week last year. Add... [TVNewser]

Female Debate Moderators Candy Crowley, Martha Raddatz Make THR's 'Rule Breakers' List - Posted December 19, 2012
CNN's Candy Crowley and ABC's Martha Raddatz were the female moderators of this year's Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates, landing the pair on The... [TVNewser]

Ali Wentworth Dishes on Going Under Knife - Posted December 17, 2012
In the January issue of Elle magazine, Ali Wentworth spices up the glossy with a candid, first-person essay about going under the knife to eliminate the satchels underneath her eyes. The wife of ABC "GMA" host George Stephano... [FishbowlDC]

The Afternoon Ticker: 'CTM' In DC, Katie, Piers - Posted December 11, 2012
"CBS This Morning" will broadcast live from Capitol Hill, inside the Ways and Means Committee hearing room tomorrow. The room will be the one where fiscal cliff legislation is born or dies. Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos to Anchor 'This Week' Through 2013 - Posted December 10, 2012
George Stephanopoulos will remain the anchor of "This Week" through the end of 2013, ABC News has announced. Stephanopoulous was named the anchor of "This Week" after ... [TVNewser]

The 'GMA' Team Brings Some Holiday Cheer to Robin Roberts - Posted December 8, 2012
The "Good Morning America" anchor team of George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Josh E... [TVNewser]

Roger Ailes, George Stephanopoulos, Tom Brokaw and Arianna Huffington Turn Out for CURE - Posted December 7, 2012
Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod spent his final night with his mustache at New York's Four Seasons Restaurant raising ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of November 12 - Posted November 26, 2012
"Good Morning America" wins another week in the mornings, and is now poised to win the November Sweep. It would be "GMA's" first November sweeps win in 17 years and the show's first win in any sweeps month in A25-54 viewers in more than 18 years - since July 1994. (Final... [TVNewser]

DNC, RNC Communications Directors Will Shave Their Heads for Charity on ABC's 'This Week' - Posted November 22, 2012
DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse (left) and RNC communications director Sean Spicer (right) will shave their heads for charity on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" S... [TVNewser]

Spokesmen to Go Bald on ABC's 'This Week' - Posted November 20, 2012
DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse and RNC spokesman Sean Spicer will appear on ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" this Sunday, November 25, where they'll get their heads shaved for a good cause. "This will be a first," Spicer told FishbowlDC, explaining he has never shaved his hai... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Taking Obama Presser - Posted November 14, 2012
At 1:30 PM ET, President Obama will be giving his first press conference in months, and the first since he won reelection just over a week ago. The cable news channels will, as usual, be dedicating their programs in that hour to covering the conference, and the broadcasters will be breaking into... [TVNewser]

New Female Lawmakers Mingle With Cosmo - Posted November 12, 2012
Gov. Maggie Hassan (NH), Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii), Elizabeth Esty (Conn.), and Grace Meng... [FishbowlDC]

Sam Champion, Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott Put On Another Kind of Show - Posted November 9, 2012
"Good Morning America" anchors Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, and Josh Elliot... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of October 29 - Posted November 9, 2012
Not only have ratings reports been delayed due to Hurricane Sandy, but the overall national numbers may be skewed as markets like New York and Philadelphia did not carry the morning broadcasts for much of last week in addition to the millions of homes without power. As a result, ABC and CBS... [TVNewser]

Networks Ready Special Reports For President Obama's First Statement Since Reelection - Posted November 9, 2012
The broadcast networks will all air special reports covering a statement from President Obama around 1 PM today. It will be President Obama's first public statements following his reelection (not counting his acceptance speech, of course). As usual, expect the cabl... [TVNewser]

Critics Praise CNN, ABC For Election Night Coverage - Posted November 7, 2012
Television critics are already weighing in on Tuesday night's Election coverage, with praise being directed at CNN and ABC. The Washington Post's Erik Wemple ... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters Pledges $250,000 During 'Day of Giving' - Posted November 5, 2012
ABC has added up the pledges for "Good Morning America's" part in the Disney-wide "Day of Giving." As of 11:30am it stands at $8.34 million, which includes a $3M match from Samsung. That also includes a pledge from Barbara Walters for $250,000... [TVNewser]

Ben Sherwood On 'Hard News' In The Mornings - Posted November 3, 2012
Forbes' Jeff Bercovici interviews ABC News president ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
ABC News has announced its plans for election night coverage. As we've already reported, ABC's coverage will originate from Times Square Studios, home of "Good Morning America." Led by ... [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]

Did Wasserman Schultz Put Snakes in Her Hair? - Posted October 22, 2012
We think they're supposed to be stylish ringlets a la Shirley Temple and the Good Ship Lollipop, but this weekend DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) went on ABC's "This Week with ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Three Weeks After Bone Marrow Transplant, Robin Roberts Released From the Hospital - Posted October 11, 2012
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts has been released from the hospital, three weeks after her her ... [TVNewser]

Ann Romney's Cooking Emergency on 'GMA' - Posted October 10, 2012
Ann Romney kicked off her guest-hosting spot on ABC's "Good Morning America" this morning with a slight mishap in the kitchen as she was cooking up a family recipe in the studio. "They're burning. I've got a cooking emergency," she said... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 8, 2012
Quotes of the Day GETTING CHUMMY: "Scandal" star Kerry Washington and HBO Host Bill Maher. Washington appeared on the"Real Time With Bill Maher" panel this weekend. Riehl-y Disgusting "So, I'm thinking Code Pink x Taliban = a Clitorrorist" -- ... [FishbowlDC]

Sam Champion Getting Married - Posted October 5, 2012
"Good Morning America" weatherman Sam Champion is planning to tie the knot with his partner Rubem Robierb later this year. The pending nuptials will be reported ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: September 30 - Posted October 5, 2012
The Sunday public affairs shows continue to be closer than ever, as September 30 proves. CBS "Face the Nation" led the way in total viewers and the adults 25-54 demo. NBC's "Meet the Press" was right behind in total viewers, and not far behind in the demo. ABC's "This Week" was... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Ann Romney To Guest-Host 'Good Morning America' Next Week - Posted October 4, 2012
GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney, will be filling in for Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" next week. Romney will guest host alongside ... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' Is Not Just Winning, But Winning Big - Posted October 4, 2012
A once in a generation shift is occurring on TV. The "Today" show which had dominated mornings for 16 years, ceded that crown in April. Now, not only is "Good Morning America" consistently winning in both total viewers and the younger demo, the ABC morning show is doing so by wider... [TVNewser]

Sawyer and Stephanopoulos To Lead ABC's Debate Coverage - Posted October 1, 2012
ABC News has announced its coverage plans for the three Presidential and one Vice Presidential debates. Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Schwarzenegger In Town to Discuss Philandering - Posted October 1, 2012
Washington Post Live, in partnership with Politics & Prose, will host a talk with former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at The Hamilton on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7 p.m. He will discuss his memoir Total Recall. As most of the Free World knows by now, the tell-all book details hi... [FishbowlDC]

Sandy Cannold Joins ABC News as 'This Week' EP - Posted September 27, 2012
As we told you last month, longtime CNBC executive producer Sandy Cannold is joining ABC News. Now we know what he'll be doing. Can... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos Has Two #1 Shows - Posted September 7, 2012
Just back from Charlotte covering the DNC, George Stephanopoulos got some good news this morning. The ABC News anchor had two number one shows last week: "Good Morning America" was #1 in the mornings, and "This Week" was #1 ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 27 - Posted September 7, 2012
"Good Morning America" wins another week as the networks aired split shows from the Republican National Convention, and covered Hurricane Isaac. "GMA" also gave a send-off to Robin Roberts who is ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos Break from DNC to Attend Funeral for Robin Roberts' Mother - Posted September 6, 2012
Last night David Muir was sitting in for Diane Sawyer on "World News" at the Time Warner Cable Arena, site of the DNC. Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, who have been anchoring ABC's coverage of the Democratic National Convention, left Ch... [TVNewser]

Brokaw on 'Hannity:' 'If you want to be a good news consumer, you've got to get aggressive' - Posted September 5, 2012
Tom Brokaw crossed the media aisle tonight and appeared on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News. The two discussed politics and the media. Hannity ask... [Fishbowl NY]

Brokaw on 'Hannity:' 'If you want to be a good news consumer, you've got to get aggressive' - Posted September 5, 2012
Tom Brokaw crossed the media aisle tonight and appeared on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News. The two discussed politics and the media. Hannity ask... [FishbowlNY]

A Day in the Life of George Stephanopoulos - Posted September 4, 2012
ABC's George Stephanopoulos is off to Charlotte for the DNC this week with good preparation under his belt: last week's busy RNC coverage in Tampa. ABC details a day in the life of the "Good Morning America" anchor, shot by Kate McCarthy and edited by Ma... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 20 - Posted August 30, 2012
"Good Morning America" wins another week in Total Viewers, but once again "Today" eeks out a win in the A25-54 demo, with a +5,000 viewer lead. "GMA's" +520,000 total viewer lead is the 2nd-largest margin of victory over "Today" since its ... [TVNewser]

Jon Banner Says Goodbye to 'This Week' - Posted August 26, 2012
As we told you earlier this week, Jon Banner is leaving ABC News after more than 25 years. Banner (third from right) took a moment this morning to pose with "This Week" staffers after his last show: ... [TVNewser]

Todd Akin Goes On Mainstream Media, Responds To Tweet Blasting Mainstream Media - Posted August 22, 2012
Representative Todd Akin, whose controversial comments on rape earlier this week resulted in a slew of prominent Republicans calling for him to drop out of his race, is finally making the expanded media rounds. Akin had previously appeared on Mike Huckabee's radio show, as well as Fox News host Sean Hannity's ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Slates 30+ Hours Of Live-Streaming Coverage Of DNC and RNC - Posted August 17, 2012
ABC News has announced its coverage plans for the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions. At the moment, the news division is getting one hour a night in primetime from 10-11PM to broadcast cover the events, though the network stresses that those are the only confirmed times, and that more hours may... [TVNewser]

Bob Woodward to Publish The Price of Politics September 11 - Posted August 14, 2012
Journalist Bob Woodward has revealed the subject and release date for his 17th book. The Price of Politics will be published September 11, a $30 hardcover and a $14.99 eBook. Interviews with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos... [GalleyCat]

Can You Hear Me Now? George Stephanopoulos Gets Phone Call During Live 'World News' Segment - Posted August 14, 2012
ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos apparently forgot to put his phone on "vibrate" last night, as it rang--quite loudly--while he was being interviewed by "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer. "That's your voice, your vote... and your ringtone, thanks George," Sawyer quipped (... [TVNewser]

News Nets Produce Special Reports on Mitt Romney Selection of Paul Ryan as VP - Posted August 11, 2012
At 9:20, Mitt Romney took to the stage with the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA as his backdrop. At 9:28, he brought out his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. NBC News began its special report at 9am with Brian W... [TVNewser]

Mitt Romney to Announce VP Pick Saturday Morning; Paul Ryan Expected Running Mate - Posted August 10, 2012
Fox News broke into the 11pmET reair of "The O'Reilly Factor" with the news that Mitt Romney would be announcing his VP pick in the morning. Carl Cameron confirmed the announcement would be on the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA at 9amET. ... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts to Take Next Few Weeks Off as Chemotherapy Takes Toll - Posted July 31, 2012
Robin Roberts left "Good Morning America" this morning just as the second hour began, announcing, "I'm not feeling too well." She'll be taking off the rest of this week and the next two weeks, part of which was a planned vacation, as she conti... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Conventions, Schiller, CNBC - Posted July 31, 2012
ABC News, Univision and National Journal will be partnering at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions on a pair of events called "Next America." George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer, Jorge Ramos and ... [TVNewser]

David Muir to Interview Mitt Romney, Anchor from Israel Sunday - Posted July 26, 2012
ABC's David Muir is among the reporters traveling with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Romney's first foreign trip of his candidacy. Muir will interview... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: Network Special Reports For First Court Appearance - Posted July 23, 2012
The broadcast networks are planning special reports for the 11:30 AM court appearance of James Holmes, the man who opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and wounding dozens of others. On CBS, Scott Pelley will anchor, joined by correspondent John Miller. On ABC ... [TVNewser]

New TV Ad by Anti-Sex Trafficking Activists Calls For Closure of Backpage.com Sex Ads - Posted July 9, 2012
Village Voice Media, the parent company of LA Weekly, continues to be targeted by activists fighting against child sex trafficking. The source of the controversy is the adult services ads on the VVM-owned classified advertising website Backpage.com. Despite numerous documented cases of pimps using the site to sell sex with trafficked... [FishbowlLA]

'Good Morning America' Discusses 'Big New Role' For Ann Curry - Posted June 28, 2012
"Good Morning America" made mention of the news "across town" at the "Today" show: Ann Curry's emotional farewell to the show. "Our friend and colleague Ann Curry just announced that she will be taking a big new role at NBC where she's going to be covering the stor... [TVNewser]

CNN, FNC Fail in Early Reporting of Health Care Ruling - Posted June 28, 2012
The expediency of TV news is not meeting well with the depth involved in the ruling on the Affordable Care Act of 2010, more commonly known as Obamacare. "Be cautious with us, we're trying to do the best we can," said Bill Hemmer on Fox News,... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts: 'There's No Roadmap. There's Never Been a Morning Show Anchor Going Through MDS' - Posted June 26, 2012
In the wake of "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts' MDS diagnosis, ABC News is holding a... [TVNewser]

Jeff Daniels Talks About Who His 'Newsroom' Character is Based On: 'Sorry Keith, no one' - Posted June 19, 2012
Last night HBO held a premiere screening and party for its upcoming series "The Newsroom." It was a smaller screening than normal for HBO, though the stars still seemed to come out. TVNewser hears that among the attendees were NBC's Brian Williams, HBO's Bryant Gumbel, ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Special Reports for Obama Immigration Announcement - Posted June 15, 2012
The president will appear in the Rose Garden at 1:15pmET to announce a change to U.S. immigration policy that will remove the threat of deportation for up to 800,000 people living in the U.S. illegally. ABC News says Diane Sawyer ... [TVNewser]

Media Turns a Reflective Eye Inward at Mirror Awards - Posted June 13, 2012
Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communications held its sixth annual Mirror Awards ceremony at the Plaza Hotel this afternoon, honoring the year's best media reporting. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper emceed... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Turns a Reflective Eye Inward at Mirror Awards - Posted June 13, 2012
Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communications held its sixth annual Mirror Awards ceremony at the Plaza Hotel this afternoon, honoring the year's best media reporting. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper emceed... [FishbowlNY]

Media Turns a Reflective Eye Inward at Mirror Awards - Posted June 13, 2012
Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communications held its sixth annual Mirror Awards ceremony at the Plaza Hotel this afternoon, honoring the year's best media reporting. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper emceed... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts' Announcement Leads to Bone Marrow Registry Surge - Posted June 13, 2012
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Robin Roberts 'Slept Like a Baby' Last Night - Posted June 12, 2012
At the start of this morning's "Good Morning America," Robin Roberts said she "slept like a baby last night for the first time since my diagnosis." Roberts underwent her first pre-treatment procedure Monday for an eventual bone marrow tran... [TVNewser]

No TV Reporters Called on During Obama News Conference - Posted June 8, 2012
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Martha Raddatz Presented Fred Friendly First Amendment Award - Posted June 7, 2012
ABC's Martha Raddatz is presented the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award in New York City Martha Raddatz has been in worse rooms, in worse countries, on military bases and battlefields. T... [Fishbowl NY]

Martha Raddatz Presented Fred Friendly First Amendment Award - Posted June 7, 2012
ABC's Martha Raddatz is presented the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award in New York City Martha Raddatz has been in worse rooms, in worse countries, on military bases and battlefields. T... [FishbowlNY]

Martha Raddatz Presented Fred Friendly First Amendment Award - Posted June 7, 2012
ABC's Martha Raddatz is presented the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award in New York City Martha Raddatz has been in worse rooms, in worse countries, on military bases and battlefields. T... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos: 'I'm Pretty Sure This Has Never Happened Before' - Posted June 6, 2012
"I'm pretty sure this has never happened before," said George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" this morning. "Not one but two Sunday political anchors sharing a cooking segment." ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly on the Royals: 'They Don't Work, and they Make Millions of Dollars!' - Posted June 5, 2012
Bill O'Reilly dropped by "Good Morning America" this morning, just as the show was knee deep in Jubilee coverage. He was nonplussed. Before getting to politics and the economy, O'Reilly had some thoughts about the Royals. "I'm not a big royals fan," O'Reilly told George Stephanopoulos. "But you have to give them... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer to Anchor 'Good Afternoon America' - Posted May 21, 2012
As TVNewser reported back in April, Josh Elliott and ... [TVNewser]

Tapper Briefs Next Gen of White House Scribes - Posted May 14, 2012
File this under Washington at its finest. On Saturday, ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper and and his wife, Jennifer, as well as ABC "This Week" host ... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Endorses Gay Marriage In ABC News Interview - Posted May 9, 2012
During his exclusive interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, President Obama changed his position on gay marriage, a... [TVNewser]

GMA's 'Unlikely Cast' Leads ABC to Another Win - Posted May 3, 2012
ABC's "Good Morning America" has notched another win, topping NBC's "Today" for the second time in three weeks. Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times ... [Fishbowl NY]

GMA's 'Unlikely Cast' Leads ABC to Another Win - Posted May 3, 2012
ABC's "Good Morning America" has notched another win, topping NBC's "Today" for the second time in three weeks. Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times ... [FishbowlNY]

GMA's 'Unlikely Cast' Leads ABC to Another Win - Posted May 3, 2012
ABC's "Good Morning America" has notched another win, topping NBC's "Today" for the second time in three weeks. Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times ... [TVNewser]

These are Ali Wentworth's Fave Shoes? - Posted May 2, 2012
"These are my favorite shoes for summer!" writes comedian Ali Wentworth, wife of ABC's George Stephanopoulos, host of "This Week." Tretorns aren't exactly upscale Washington cocktail circuit shoes, but seeing how the political couple is still straddling New York and Washington, maybe they'll work for the ride. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Clearly I'm chopped liver." -- NBC News Producer Adam Verdugo retweeting celebrity Magazine Publisher Jason Binn: @KimKardashian, @JulieChen w @VP Biden's Press Secretary @kab... [FishbowlDC]

Did the Obama Campaign Take the Lead from MSNBC with New 'Forward' Slogan? - Posted April 30, 2012
The Obama re-election campaign has a new 7-minute short film called simply "Forward." The ad begins with the economic meltdown in 2008, with clips from TV news reports by CBS's Anthony Mason, NBC's ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Back on Top in the Mornings - Posted April 26, 2012
A week after breaking the "Today" show's 852-week win streak, "Good Morning America" slipped back to second place last week, according to just-released Nielsen ratings. "Today" drew 5.253 million vi... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 24, 2012
Quotes of the Day Tweet of the Day: "Lethargic" -- Greenwire's Jessica Estepa. A piece of advice "Savvy therapists should run digital ads targeti... [FishbowlDC]

George Stephanopoulos: ABC's News Machine - Posted April 23, 2012
ABC News "Good Morning America" and "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Returns to TV Talk on 'This Week' - Posted April 22, 2012
Keith Olbermann made his return to TV political commentary on ABC's "This Week" this morning. Scandals, of the Secret Service and GSA varieties, the "dog wars," the economy and 2012 polling were just some of the topics of discussion. This was a Sunda... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: April 15, 2012 - Posted April 20, 2012
It's a split decision for the Sunday public affairs show. CBS' "Face the Nation" was the top Sunday public affairs show in Total Viewers while NBC's "Meet the Press" was tops in the demo on April 15. ABC's "This Week" came in second in younger viewers. It's the first time the... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann on 'This Week' Roundtable - Posted April 19, 2012
Keith Olbermann will be part of the roundtable on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" this Sunday. Olbermann joins ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Pours The Champagne to Celebrate First 'GMA' Weekly Win Since 1995 - Posted April 19, 2012
(l-r) ABC News SVP James Goldston, Josh Elliott, Robin Roberts, ABC News president Ben Sherwood, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, GMA EP Tom Cibrowski More than 200 ABC News staffers packed the 5th floor newsroom this morning for a ... [Fishbowl NY]

ABC News Pours The Champagne to Celebrate First 'GMA' Weekly Win Since 1995 - Posted April 19, 2012
(l-r) ABC News SVP James Goldston, Josh Elliott, Robin Roberts, ABC News president Ben Sherwood, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, GMA EP Tom Cibrowski More than 200 ABC News staffers packed the 5th floor newsroom this morning for a ... [FishbowlNY]

Lara Spencer Loves A Good Yard Sale, and Parties for Books about Yard Sales - Posted April 13, 2012
Lara Spencer, once host of PBS's "Antiques Roadshow," loves a good roadside sale. And now she's written a book about it. So last night, designer Jonathan Ad... [TVNewser]

Lauer, O'Reilly, Walters, Couric and More Feted at Media Bigs Party - Posted April 12, 2012
New York media turned out for a Hollywood Reporter party last night. The Four Seasons was packed with the media hoi polloi for THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media event. As we ... [TVNewser]

What 'Haunted' the 'Irascible, Competitive' Mike Wallace - Posted April 9, 2012
This morning the network news shows paid tribute to Mike Wallace, who died Saturday night at age 93. On "CBS This Morning" Wallace's "60 Minutes" colleagues Morley Safer and ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: April 1, 2012 - Posted April 6, 2012
In its first week as an hour-long show, "Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer" wins the Sunday morning race... with an asterisk. The numbers only reflect the first half hour. As we ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Makes It Official, While Katie Couric and 'Good Morning America' Offer Congratulations - Posted April 6, 2012
As expected, Matt Lauer announced his new deal with NBC to stay at "Today" in a very brief statement this morning: "This is my family, I love this job and I love working with you guys and all the people behind the scenes," Lauer said. "It was either you or Keith Olbermann," quipped... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day Sour grapes "Only an hour until WH 'women's forum' and I still haven't rec'd invite yet! How dehumanizing. Ahh...the Obama glass ceiling 4conserv women." -- Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham... [FishbowlDC]

Will Katie Couric's Morning Return Give Rise to GMA? - Posted April 2, 2012
ABC went dancing with its star today, and she didn't miss a step. Katie Couric's guest-hosting stint on 'Good Morning America' came off with nary a hiccup. Despite a six-year absence from the a.m. game, she seamlessly picked up where she left... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day Ouch! HBO comedian Bill Maher performing last night at Rockville, Md.'s Strathmore auditorium: "To me, John Boehner feels female. He wears a lot of bronzer and cries a lot. I need to see his d!@k. The short form." (Maher in ... [FishbowlDC]

A 'Nervous' Katie Couric on 'Good Morning America' While 'Today' Teases 'Legend' - Posted April 2, 2012
"We're glad to have Katie Couric here," said George Stephanopoulos at the start of this morning's "Good Morning America" where Couric is sitting in all w... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric to Co-Anchor 'Good Morning America' Next Week - Posted March 28, 2012
Nearly six years after she signed off from the "Today" show, Katie Couric is making a return to the mornings filling in next week for ... [Fishbowl NY]

Katie Couric to Co-Anchor 'Good Morning America' Next Week - Posted March 28, 2012
Nearly six years after she signed off from the "Today" show, Katie Couric is making a return to the mornings filling in next week for ... [FishbowlNY]

Katie Couric to Co-Anchor 'Good Morning America' Next Week - Posted March 28, 2012
Nearly six years after she signed off from the "Today" show, Katie Couric is making a return to the mornings filling in next week for ... [TVNewser]

Bret Baier Has Big Ears - Posted March 23, 2012
Don't believe me, just ask him. Bret Baier of Fox News is known to mix it up with his followers. He answers personal questions all the time. He takes criticisms and responds to them out in the open. When one of his Twitte... [FishbowlDC]

Ali Wentworth on George Stephanopoulos: 'I Don't Understand Why He Won't Put Me on the Roundtable' - Posted March 19, 2012
Comedian Ali Wentworth was on CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday to talk about her book and her recently-launched Yahoo! show, which is broadcast daily from her kitchen. Wentworth told Howard Kurtz how her husband, ABC's George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

Ali in Wonderland at the Four Seasons - Posted March 6, 2012
From L to R: Ali showing off an Ali in Wonderland cookie; Elizabeth Thorp, Sissy ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Triple Duty for George Stephanopoulos - Posted February 27, 2012
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Diane Sawyer Tops List of Favorite Current Affairs Personality - Posted February 27, 2012
Diane Sawyer tops the latest Harris poll of favorite current affairs personalities. Of 26 names, respondents were asked which three are their favorites. Almost a quarter (23%) said ABC's ... [TVNewser]

The Contraception Question - Posted February 22, 2012
At tonight's GOP debate, John King asked a question submitted to CNNPolitics.com: "Since birth control is the latest hot topic, which candidate believes in birth control and if not, why?" The crowd didn't like it. They boo'd. The candidates did... [Fishbowl NY]

The Contraception Question - Posted February 22, 2012
At tonight's GOP debate, John King asked a question submitted to CNNPolitics.com: "Since birth control is the latest hot topic, which candidate believes in birth control and if not, why?" The crowd didn't like it. They boo'd. The candidates did... [FishbowlNY]

The Contraception Question - Posted February 22, 2012
At tonight's GOP debate, John King asked a question submitted to CNNPolitics.com: "Since birth control is the latest hot topic, which candidate believes in birth control and if not, why?" The crowd didn't like it. They boo'd. The candidates did... [TVNewser]

Silence on the Set of 'Good Morning America' - Posted February 22, 2012
The "Good Morning America" crew is really getting into this Oscars thing. With the Awards show on ABC Sunday night, the GMA team took a page from Oscar-nominated "The Artist" this morning, producing its own silent movie. We think it's George Stephanopoulos' best performance since "War Room." GMA staffer Hana Karar... [TVNewser]

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

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

Breitbart Lets it Rip on Eve of CPAC - Posted February 9, 2012
Give Andrew Breitbart a plate of spare ribs and a goblet of red wine and he's yours for as long as you want him. In fact, he'll stay up until 5 or 6 in the morning telling you what he thinks about a whole host of ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 9, 2012
Quotes of the Day Reader irritated by Breitbart mention "Why would anyone with a brain care what Breitbarf is doing?" -- Anonymous reader to FishbowlDC Monday after we ran news of his attendance at a digital book launch party last night. Wentworth get... [PRNewser]

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]

Righty Journos Give Tapper Ego Boost - Posted January 30, 2012
After ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jake Tapper hosted "This Week" on Sunday so soon after George Stephanopoulos... [FishbowlDC]

This MSNBC Host Apparently Isn't Familiar To Some Jeopardy! Contestants: 'Who Is Rachel Maddow?' - Posted January 27, 2012
On last night's "Jeopardy!" a pair of TV news personalities were the the subjects in a category about Rhodes Scholars. One was ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, and the other was a certain MSNBC anchor (spoiler: Rachel Maddow), who, despite there being a picture along with the question, none of the... [TVNewser]

Which Newsers Made the Guest List at Presidential Lunch? - Posted January 25, 2012
HuffPo's Michael Calderone has the guest list from Tuesday's State of the Union luncheon, which has become an annual gathering of journalists ahead of the president's address. Shepard Smith, who anchored FOX coverage, was there. Smith wasn't alone enjoying lunch. The... [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]

ABC News and Yahoo! Launch New Political Web Shows - Posted January 23, 2012
ABC News's partnership with Yahoo! has resulted in several new web shows launching this week. Two of the shows are extensions of long-running blogs from George Stephanopoulos and ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: January 8 - Posted January 13, 2012
Despite a tight ratings ... [TVNewser]

Showtime Orders Dick Cheney Doc From 'The War Room' Director R.J. Cutler - Posted January 12, 2012
Showtime has ordered a documentary looking at the life of former Vice President Dick Cheney. The doc is from R.J. Cutler, who famously chronicled Bill Clinton's campaign to become President in 1992 and put ... [TVNewser]

Networks Lead Off Primetime with Romney Win in New Hampshire - Posted January 10, 2012
Unlike Iowa, there will be no 2:30am election calls. All the networks called New Hampshire for Mitt Romney at 8pmET, when the polls closed. Brian Williams and Scott Pelley, in New Hampshire for NBC and CBS, anchored special reports. As did ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: January 1 - Posted January 6, 2012
CBS' "Face the Nation" was the top Sunday public affairs show in total viewers on January 1, though NBC's "Meet the Press" was tops in the key news demo of adults 25-54. Both programs were very very close, with NBC placing just behind CBS in total viewers, and CBS right behind... [TVNewser]

What Does George Do to Unwind? - Posted January 5, 2012
ABC's George Stephanopoulos will soon delve into a schedule so crazy few would want it. In a new promo video we learn what the returning star of "This Week" who also hosts "GMA" with Robin Roberts does to unwind. Here's a hint: Work and more work. ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Releases New Promo as George Stephanopoulos Returns to 'This Week' - Posted January 5, 2012
After five days a week on "Good Morning America" there will be no unwinding for George Stephanopoulos for the foreseeable Sunday mornings. After co-hosting Saturday night's GOP debate at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, he'll return Sunday morning to "This Week." ABC is just out with this promo about the... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Gear Up For Iowa Caucus - Posted January 1, 2012
It's officially a new year, and although this political cycle may feel like it has gone on forever already, Tuesday marks the official kickoff to the 2012 presidential election. As we ... [TVNewser]

Fish food - Posted December 20, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...)                     Get ready to jump back in debate mode after New Years- ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper as 'Backup' - Posted December 19, 2011
While Washington continues to chatter on about ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper not getting the nod as host of "This Week," he's being painted as someone who could easily take over should the time come. Last week ABC an... [FishbowlDC]

Revolving Door: Newspapers Down, Magazines Up; Changes at ABC; and More - Posted December 15, 2011
[caption id="attachment_31506" align="alignleft" width="171" caption="Photo: Evan Agostini/AGOEV, via Associated Press"][/caption] A new report from the USC Annenberg Center says that most newspapers will be gone in five years. ... [AgencySpy]

Calderone Gets Scoop on Amanpour - Posted December 13, 2011
In what has been a very weird news day, in the end, HuffPost's Michael Calderone got the scoop ... [FishbowlDC]

Amanpour Expected to Leave ABC's 'This Week' - Posted December 13, 2011
ABC "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour is expected to leave the program in the coming weeks, a source familiar with the decision confirms to TVNewser. Update: It is official, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Amanpour Expected to Leave ABC's 'This Week' - Posted December 13, 2011
ABC "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour is expected to leave the program in the coming weeks, a source familiar with the decision confirms to TVNewser. Update: It is official, ... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News, Yahoo! Partnership Takes Shape in Barbara Walters' Interview with Al Assad - Posted December 7, 2011
In addition to appearing on "Good Morning America" with an exclusive interview with Bashar Al Assad, Barbara Walters taped a special introduction for ABCNews.com and their ... [TVNewser]

Heads Up: George to Interview Ginger on GMA - Posted November 29, 2011
Wednesday morning TV guidance:... [FishbowlDC]

ABC, CBS Offer Special Reports on Obama Supercommittee Statement - Posted November 21, 2011
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ABC, CBS Offer Special Reports on Obama Supercommittee Statement - Posted November 21, 2011
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ABC, CBS Offer Special Reports on Obama Supercommittee Statement - Posted November 21, 2011
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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 17, 2011
Quotes of the Day Crazy or festive? "Hannukah on my mind? swear I just read a headline, 'Earth's Moon May Have Latkes.' -- ABC News's Rick Klein. Forget Bradley Cooper,... [FishbowlDC]

Scott Pelley and Major Garrett in Final Preps for Tonight's GOP Debate; The Candidates Too - Posted November 12, 2011
The first broadcast network TV primary debate of the 2012 election cycle will be held tonight in South Carolina. The debate on CBS will be moderated by "Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley and former Fox News White House correspondent ... [AllTwitter]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 8, 2011
Quotes of the Day Washington reacts to Conrad Murray verdict "GUILTY VERDICT IN MICHAEL JACKSON CASE - INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER: (By the way, the cheering is really creepy.)" -- FNC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Royals, Rockers On Halloween Morning Shows - Posted October 31, 2011
Today is Halloween, which means that on the network morning shows, the anchors were forced to wear silly costumes in an effort to entertain viewers... and each other. On NBC's "Today," the crew dressed up as the Royal Family following the Royal Wedding, with Matt Lauer as Prince William, Ann Curry as... [TVNewser]

Newsers Pack the Waldorf to Honor Women Reporters - Posted October 27, 2011
PBS' Judy Woodruff was the mistress of ceremony at an awards luncheon of the of International Women's Media Foundation today at the Waldorf-Astoria. Four women journalists were honored for their work confronting danger while doing their jobs. Among them: Adela Navarro Bello, general director and columnist for Zeta news ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Stars Assemble for Photo Shoot - Posted October 26, 2011
Just about anybody who is on ABC News was in a photo studio on Manhattan's West Side this morning for what ABC News president Ben Sherwood calls a one-of-a-kind photo shoot. "Never in the history of the industry has ther... [TVNewser]

Network Special Reports as President Obama Announces Complete Troop Withdrawal From Iraq - Posted October 21, 2011
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Network Special Reports as President Obama Announces Complete Troop Withdrawal From Iraq - Posted October 21, 2011
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How the Evening Newscasts Reported the Death of Muammar Gaddafi - Posted October 21, 2011
The three U.S. evening newscasts spent a combined 32 minutes and 45 seconds on the killing of Muammar Gaddafi on their newscasts Thursday evening, extending their first blocks beyond the 10-minute mark. [caption id="attachment_93994" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A Libyan news anchor smiles while reporting the news of Muammar Gaddafi's death, as shown on... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [Fishbowl NY]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [FishbowlNY]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [TVNewser]

Network Special Reports Planned for President Obama's Statement on Gadhafi - Posted October 20, 2011
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VandeHei Voices Disdain for Habitual Tweeting - Posted October 18, 2011
Mark McKinnon, political communications strategist and columnist for The Daily Beast, chatted with Politico's Executive Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

WMUR, ABC News To Host New Hampshire Debate - Posted October 17, 2011
WMUR, the ABC-affiliate in Manchester, is teaming up with ABC News to host a primetime Republican presidential debate in the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary. Although New Hampshire has not set a date for the primary yet, the ABC News-WMUR debate will be he... [TVSpy]

ABC Slates GOP Debate In Advance of New Hampshire Primary - Posted October 17, 2011
Another broadcast news division is getting into the GOP primary debate game. ABC has announced that it is partnering with affiliate WMUR to host a debate just days before the New Hampshire primary. The debate will run from 9-11 PM on the Saturday before the primary, and will be moderated by... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry Pres. Obama News Conference - Posted October 6, 2011
The White House has announced Pres. Obama will hold a news conference at 11amET. Obama's most recent news conference was July 15, during a week in which he had two press availabilities. NBC News will provide a special r... [TVNewser]

Analysis: For ABC News and Yahoo!, New Partnership Requires a Long-Term Investment - Posted October 3, 2011
Fox News, The Huffington Post, Current TV, Gawker, Turner Sports, CBS and CBS News, Microsoft, Granite Broadcasting, CNN.com and ABC News--twice. These are just some of the major media companies that have partnered with Yahoo! over the last 15 years. Many of the agreements have been sma... [TVNewser]

Will the Yahoo!/ABC News Partnership Change Your Media Strategy? - Posted October 3, 2011
ABC News brought out the big guns this morning -- Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, ... [PRNewser]

Yahoo! and ABC News Launch New Partnership - Posted October 3, 2011
Yahoo! and ABC News just announced the launch of an extensive newsgathering partnership today. Under the agreement, ABC News becomes the primary news content provider for Yahoo!--although content from both organizations will be ... [FishbowlLA]

ABC News Partners with Yahoo! - Posted October 3, 2011
Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, David Muir, ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 27, 2011
Quotes of the Day ... [FishbowlDC]

For First Time in 18 Seasons, Network Morning Shows Add Younger Viewers; Add Total Viewers for First Time in 7 Seasons - Posted September 22, 2011
What is going on with the broadcast networks? They're adding viewers when cable and the Internets say they shouldn't be. On Tuesday ... [TVNewser]

Cable, Broadcast, Business Networks Plan For Obama's Joint Address to Congress - Posted September 8, 2011
The broadcast networks will all lead in to tonight's 7 p.m. presidential address with their normal nightly newscasts. All three networks will offer post-game analysis -- anchored by George Stephanopoulos... [Fishbowl NY]

Cable, Broadcast, Business Networks Plan For Obama's Joint Address to Congress - Posted September 8, 2011
The broadcast networks will all lead in to tonight's 7 p.m. presidential address with their normal nightly newscasts. All three networks will offer post-game analysis -- anchored by George Stephanopoulos... [FishbowlNY]

Broadcasters Plan Special and Extended Newscasts ahead of Hurricane Irene - Posted August 26, 2011
"NBC Nightly News" is going to expand to an hour tonight. As we mentioned earlier, Brian Williams will anchor from the Jersey Shore, which is under a mandatory evacuation as Hurricane Irene approaches. NBC News has the resources of the Weather Channel, and is planning to use Bryan Norcross and ... [TVNewser]

'GMA' Shrinks Gap with 'Today' to Lowest in 4 Years - Posted August 24, 2011
Bloomberg has an interesting look today at the increasingly competitive morning show ratings battle. As we've ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Plans Special Coverage For Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks - Posted August 24, 2011
On the 10th anniversary of September 11, Diane Sawyer -- who anchored "Good Morning America" on 9/11/01 -- and George Stephanopoulos will anchor a special thr... [TVNewser]

ABC, CBS, NBC Air Special Reports As Dow Closes Down 600 Points - Posted August 8, 2011
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Networks to Cover Obama Statement on S&P Downgrade, Fallen U.S. Troops - Posted August 8, 2011
At approximately 1 PM ET, President Obama will make an address about the S&P downgrade of the U.S., as well as the Navy SEALs killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. ABC's special report anchored by George Stephanopoulos (Diane Sawyer is on assignment for the network) with ... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry Obama Statement on Debt Ceiling - Posted August 2, 2011
At approximately 12:15 PM ET (Update: the address has been pushed back until after the Senate vote), President Obama will make a statement from the Rose Garden regarding the passage of the debt ceiling bill. The broadcast networks are planning special reports to cover the address. Brian Williams will anchor for NBC... [TVNewser]

Debt Deal Negotiations Keep Some Anchors Very Busy - Posted August 1, 2011
The debt deal negotiations Sunday kept some anchors working all day (and night) long. On ABC... [GalleyCat]

Debt Deal Negotiations Keep Some Anchors Very Busy - Posted August 1, 2011
The debt deal negotiations Sunday kept some anchors working all day (and night) long. On ABC... [TVNewser]

Networks Go Live Sunday Evening As President Announces Debt Deal - Posted July 31, 2011
The last time President Obama spoke late on a Sunday evening back in May, he came bearing important news about foreign policy. Tonight, he had some important news about the economy. Democratic and Republican lawmakers brokered a deal to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts. The big three broadcast... [Fishbowl NY]

Networks Go Live Sunday Evening As President Announces Debt Deal - Posted July 31, 2011
The last time President Obama spoke late on a Sunday evening back in May, he came bearing important news about foreign policy. Tonight, he had some important news about the economy. Democratic and Republican lawmakers brokered a deal to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts. The big three broadcast... [FishbowlNY]

ABC, NBC Anchors Take to Washington Sunday and Monday as Debt Deadline Looms - Posted July 31, 2011
You already heard about CBS' plans for this weekend and Monday, now NBC and ABC have revealed their plans. Brian Williams will be anchoring "NBC Nightly News" tonight, in advance of the 7 PM special taking viewers inside Congress. A preview of that special is bel... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry Presidential Debt Ceiling Address in Primetime - Posted July 25, 2011
Updated: President Obama will address the nation for around 15 minutes at 9 PM ET tonight, and the broadcast networks are all planning to carry it. Update: House Speaker John Boehner will present a statement of his own following the President. Boehner's statement is expec... [Fishbowl NY]

Networks to Carry Presidential Debt Ceiling Address in Primetime - Posted July 25, 2011
Updated: President Obama will address the nation for around 15 minutes at 9 PM ET tonight, and the broadcast networks are all planning to carry it. Update: House Speaker John Boehner will present a statement of his own following the President. Boehner's statement is expec... [FishbowlNY]

Casey Anthony Sentenced to 4 Years - Posted July 7, 2011
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Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of Murder - Posted July 5, 2011
"You are seeing the inside of a stunned courtroom." Those were Nancy Grace's first words following the not guilty verdict against Casey Anthony in the murder of her daughte... [TVNewser]

Verdict in Casey Anthony Trial - Posted July 5, 2011
After a little more than a day's worth of deliberation, the jury in the Casey Anthony trial -- this summer's cable news hit series -- has reached a verdict. It will be read at 2:15pmET. The news of a verdict came at 1:29pmET. ... [TVNewser]

Top 10 Reasons to Read the Kurt Bardella Profile in Washingtonian - Posted June 30, 2011
Even before Luke Mullins finished conducting interviews for his profile on Kurt Bardella for the July edition of Washingtonian, there was a general fatigue amongst reporters and political aides who felt the sto... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric Gets Acquainted With ABC News - Posted June 22, 2011
The Huffington Post reports that former "CBS Evening News" anchor and soon-to-be ABC News contributor Katie Couric atten... [TVNewser]

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

ABC, NBC, FOX Produce Weiner Resignation Special Reports - Posted June 16, 2011
[caption id="attachment_71780" align="alignright" width="300" caption="(Image credit: Richard Drew/AP)"][/caption] In addition to the cable news coverage, NBC, ABC, and FOX will offer special reports on Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation news conference this afternoon at 2pmET. ABC News coverage will... [TVNewser]

Ann Coulter to Piers Morgan: 'You are going to eat up this segment without me answering any questions' - Posted June 8, 2011
Ann Coulter's media appearances this week promoting "Demonic" have run the gamut: friendly territory with Sean Hannity on Monday, on message with Ge... [Fishbowl NY]

Ann Coulter to Piers Morgan: 'You are going to eat up this segment without me answering any questions' - Posted June 8, 2011
Ann Coulter's media appearances this week promoting "Demonic" have run the gamut: friendly territory with Sean Hannity on Monday, on message with Ge... [FishbowlNY]

Former Fox News Contributor Rick Santorum to make 2012 Announcement on 'Good Morning America' - Posted June 2, 2011
•Can you feel the anticlimax in the air? Former Pennsylvania Senator and Fox News Channel contributor Rick Santorum has announced that he will make an announcement about his intentions for 2012 Monday, and ABC "Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Zipline into Summer Concert Season - Posted May 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_68632" align="alignnone" width="537" caption=""Good Morning America" anchors introduce the last of five songs Lady Gaga performed during the first of show's summer concerts in Central Park."][/caption] It's dawn for morning TV's Summer concerts once again, with Lady Gaga in Central Park for "Good ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Shows Zipline into Summer Concert Season - Posted May 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_68632" align="alignnone" width="537" caption=""Good Morning America" anchors introduce the last of five songs Lady Gaga performed during the first of show's summer concerts in Central Park."][/caption] It's dawn for morning TV's Summer concerts once again, with Lady Gaga in Central Park for "Good ... [FishbowlNY]

'GMA' Skeds 'Reality Week,' Sends Anchors to Reality Shows - Posted May 12, 2011
Next week ABC's "Good Morning America" will present "Reality Week," sending its anchors to appear on a number of reality shows. Robin Roberts will guest on "The Great Food Truck Race," on Food Network. Josh Elliott will compete on the ABC competition series "Wipeout." ... [TVNewser]

As New Yorkers Celebrate Bin Laden's Death, WNBC Provides Unrivaled Local Coverage - Posted May 2, 2011
Following the dramatic announcement late Sunday night that the U.S. had killed Osama bin Laden, New York's WNBC stayed in breaking news mode long after ... [TVSpy]

Celeb Asks, 'Oh! Helen Thomas, Is She Still Alive?' - Posted May 2, 2011
ABC's pre-WHCD party was one of the places to be Saturday night before the big dinner began. "Modern Family" stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson made an appearance just moments before ABC's White House correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Bin Laden Killed: Timing of the Reports - Posted May 2, 2011
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Bin Laden Killed: Morning Show Coverage - Posted May 2, 2011
"Good morning. Osama Bin Laden is dead," that is how Meredith Vieira opened the "Today" show this morning as all the networks continued coverage... [TVNewser]

Tornadoes Top Story on Morning Shows - Posted April 28, 2011
The network morning shows are all in London to cover the Royal Wedding tomorrow, but breaking news back home was the top story. All three programs led with the tornadoes and storms tearing through the south. On NBC's "Today," Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer opened the program, then threw to ... [TVNewser]

Jeopardy! contestant confuses CNN and MSNBC shows - Posted April 21, 2011
On today's "Jeopardy!" a Double Jeopardy! category was "In the 'Morning.'" The $1,200 clue was this: The contestant who rang in answered: "What is..... 'Morning Joe.'" Alex Trebek chuckled and said "No." And when neither of the other contestants rang in, Trebek edu... [TVNewser]

Juju Chang says so long to GMA: 'I look forward to the next chapter of my adventure' - Posted April 20, 2011
Juju Chang has a few more days left with "GMA", but the anchor team said their good-byes this morning just after 8:30am. "Our loss is 'Nightline's' gain," said Robin Roberts. "It's not fa... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 11 - Posted April 19, 2011
It was par for the course for the network evening newscasts the week of April 11. As usual, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" led the way in both total viewers and the demo. "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Stephanopoulos to Interview President Obama Tomorrow - Posted April 13, 2011
ABC "Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos will interview President Barack Obama tomorrow, April 14. The one-on-one interview will focus on the country's financi... [TVNewser]

Video: Jenn Sterger's Good Morning America Interview - Posted April 12, 2011
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Jenn Sterger Sitting Down With Good Morning America For Two-Part Exclusive Interview - Posted April 11, 2011
Jenn Sterger will sit down for the first time since the Brett Favre texting scandal in a two-part ... [SportsNewser]

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]

Nets to carry Pre-Prime Presidential Address on Libya - Posted March 26, 2011
The broadcast networks plan special reports at 7:30pmET Monday as Pres. Obama addresses the situation in Libya from the National Defense University. This means the evening newscasts will have to update for the West Coast. And most Mountain time zone stations which air national news at 5:30, will not get a... [TVNewser]

Nets to carry Pre-Prime Presidential Address on Libya - Posted March 26, 2011
The broadcast networks plan special reports at 7:30pmET Monday as Pres. Obama addresses the situation in Libya from the National Defense University. This means the evening newscasts will have to update for the West Coast. And most Mountain time zone stations which air national news at 5:30, will not get a... [Fishbowl NY]

Nets to carry Pre-Prime Presidential Address on Libya - Posted March 26, 2011
The broadcast networks plan special reports at 7:30pmET Monday as Pres. Obama addresses the situation in Libya from the National Defense University. This means the evening newscasts will have to update for the West Coast. And most Mountain time zone stations which air national news at 5:30, will not get a... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News To Co-Host Republican Primary Debate in Iowa In Advance Of Iowa Caucus - Posted March 24, 2011
The road to 2012 continues, with yet another Republican Presidential primary debate added to the schedule. This one is being co-sponsored by ABC News and WOI-DT and will be held in Iowa the weekend of December 10. "ABC World News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer leaves Japan - Posted March 16, 2011
Diane Sawyer left Japan today as the nuclear situation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant worsens. This morning on "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

TV News crews in Japan on the move with radiation fears mounting - Posted March 15, 2011
With dozens of U.S. TV news journalists now on the ground in Japan, the bosses back home are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for radiation poisoning due to the deteriorating conditions at t... [TVNewser]

As WI Lawmakers Hide Out in Rockford, Local News Crews Find Themselves at Center of National Story - Posted February 18, 2011
Wisconsin lawmakers are hiding out in Rockford, IL, giving local news crews there an opportunity to go one-on-one with those at the center of a political controversy that is gaining national attention. Fourteen Democratic lawmakers fled Wisconsin this week in protest of Republican Governor ... [TVSpy]

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]

Networks Planning Special Reports for Obama Presser - Posted February 15, 2011
All three of the major broadcast networks are planning special reports covering President Obama's 11 AM news conference. As usual, the cable news channels will also be covering the conference. With Egypt still fresh on people's minds, and a budget proposed yesterday, there will be plenty to talk about. NBC will have ... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos' Surprise 50th Birthday Party - Posted February 10, 2011
On "Good morning America" today, George Stephanopoulos was the star of a birthday party, with his wife Ali Wentworth, daughters, parents and even dogs appearing in-studio to surprise him. Also on hand: Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Morticia Addams from "The Addams Family, Elvis Pr... [TVNewser]

Someone Tell Stephanopoulos to Pick Up AARP Card - Posted February 9, 2011
Nikki Schwab and Katy Adams of the Washington Examiner's Yeas & Nays ... [FishbowlDC]

Attention George Stephanopoulos: We Have Your AARP Card - Posted February 8, 2011
George Stephanopoulos may not be getting that Denny's discount as he'd hoped this Thursday when the "Good Morning America" co-anchor turns 50. It turns out his AARP card ... [TVNewser]

ABC, CBS, NBC Broadcast Special Reports as Hosni Mubarak Speaks - Posted February 1, 2011
ABC, CBS, and CBS all interrupted programming around 4pmET this afternoon as Hosni Mubarak addressed the people of Egypt. For ABC, Diane Sawyer anchored from New York with Christiane Amanpour in Cairo. For CBS, ... [TVNewser]

Exclusive Group of Journos Dine With POTUS - Posted January 25, 2011
TIPS FROM THE POOL...INTO THE DEEP END Hearst's Chuck Lewis noted in a White House Pool Report this afternoon that a small group of journalists were preparing to dine with President Obama. One can only assume pre-S... [PRNewser]

Which TV News Anchors and Hosts Had Lunch With President Obama Today? - Posted January 25, 2011
This afternoon, as is tradition, President Barack Obama had lunch at the White House with a bevy of journalists, including anchors and hosts for the broadcast and cable news channels. So, who attended? Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith spilled (some of) the beans: ... [TVNewser]

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]

Your Odd Interview of the Day: The Lady That Fell Into a Mall Fountain While Texting on 'GMA' - Posted January 20, 2011
On ABC's "Good Morning America" this morning, George Stephanopoulos spoke to the woman who fell into a mall fountain while she was texting. Accompanied by her attorney, she said she intends to all guilty parties responsible. ABC used the interview as an opportunity to show the clip of her falling into the... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Delivers News at Tucson Memorial: 'Gabby opened her eyes' - Posted January 12, 2011
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Pres. Obama Delivers News at Tucson Memorial: 'Gabby opened her eyes' - Posted January 12, 2011
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George Preps to Interview the R's - Posted January 10, 2011
Over the next several weeks, ABC "GMA" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos will get to once again flex his political muscles and conduct several interviews with possible 2012 Republican candidates. On Sunday he appeared on the show he formerly hosted, "... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Plan Special Reports for Tucson Shootings Moment of Silence - Posted January 10, 2011
ABC News, CBS News and NBC News will produce network special reports for the moment of silence to be held at 11amET for the victims of Saturday's massacre in Arizona. Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor ABC's coverage from Tucson. Erica H... [TVNewser]

Anchors, Reporters in Place in Tucson, as Finger Pointing begins in Shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 19 Others - Posted January 9, 2011
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More Anchors Heading to Arizona - Posted January 8, 2011
ABC's George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor tomorrow's "Good Morning America" live from the scene of the shootings in Tucson, joined by anchor Dan Harris. NBC's Lester Holt is on his way to Arizona, where he ... [TVNewser]

More Anchors Heading to Arizona - Posted January 8, 2011
ABC's George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor tomorrow's "Good Morning America" live from the scene of the shootings in Tucson, joined by anchor Dan Harris. NBC's Lester Holt is on his way to Arizona, where he ... [Fishbowl NY]

More Anchors Heading to Arizona - Posted January 8, 2011
ABC's George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor tomorrow's "Good Morning America" live from the scene of the shootings in Tucson, joined by anchor Dan Harris. NBC's Lester Holt is on his way to Arizona, where he ... [FishbowlNY]

ABC's Diane Sawyer & George Stephanopoulos Set to Interview Donald Rumsfeld - Posted January 6, 2011
Former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld has started scheduling his book tour for his memoir "Known and Unknown" -- set to appear on ABC's "World News," "Good Morning America," and "Nightline." Diane Sawyer's interview of ... [TVNewser]

Cablers Ready for Live 112th Congress Coverage - Posted January 5, 2011
Today marks the first day of the 112th Congress, which brings with it several ceremonies --- including the swearing-in and the election of the Speaker of the House. The cablers are all ready for the coverage. Fox News Channel will start their coverage within normal programming at 11:30amET, which will include repo... [TVNewser]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [Fishbowl NY]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [FishbowlNY]

WATCH: As Diane Sawyer Turns 65, ABC Colleagues 'Say a Little Prayer' - Posted December 22, 2010
Today marks a milestone for Diane Sawyer: it's her 65th birthday. No word from the network about the anchor's plans for celebrating today, but Sawyer sure got a birthday surprise a few days in advance. Last Friday, during what seemed to be another routine day at ABC News, Sawyer was more than... [TVNewser]

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

What Ben Sherwood Inherits: 'GMA,' 'World News,' 'This Week,' and 'Nightline' by the Numbers - Posted December 3, 2010
Ben Sherwood not only inherits from David Westin (right at ABC News HQ this morning) a smaller ABC News staff then the one he left four years ago, he'll also be overseeing... [TVNewser]

CBS & ABC to Launch On-Going Specials - Posted December 1, 2010
CBS launches its new series "Tough Choices" tonight on the CBS "Evening News with Katie Couric" at 6:30pmET. The launch is in conjunction with the bipartisan Federal Deficit Commission's final report. "In the near term, there is no more pressing domestic issue for America than the deficit," said Executive Producer... [TVNewser]

Capri Anderson on 'GMA' - Posted November 22, 2010
George Stephanopoulos sat down with Capri Anderson, the woman who was found in Charlie Sheen's hotel room after his arrest, for an exclusive interview on "Good Morning America." Anderson told GMA that Sheen tried to bribe her to stay quiet. "He offered me $20,000 in a text message," she said. ... [TVNewser]

AP Reports: Top Producer of 'This Week' Calls it Quits - Posted November 19, 2010
From the NEW YORK (AP) - "The top producer of ABC's "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour is quitting. Ian Cameron says the weekend work has been tough on his family and he wants more regular hours. Cameron is married to Susan Rice, the nation's ambassador to the United Nations, and he'... [FishbowlDC]

'Work With Me, GMA!' - Posted November 8, 2010
"Good Morning America" this week focuses on good old American jobs, according to The Daily News. GMA hosts and reporters will profile a different American job... [TVNewser]

Breitbart: 'They put me up in a 5-Star Hotel, I'll Survive' - Posted November 1, 2010
When BigGovernment.com's Andrew Breitbart flies to Phoenix tonight to join ABC's election night coverage, even he doesn't know what he'll find there. After bashing ABC, Media Matters, HuffPost, Dail... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Show Halloween: This Year It's All About Pop Culture - Posted October 29, 2010
The secret has been revealed: NBC's "Today" hosts celebrated Halloween with a "pop culture extravaganza." Does this beat last year's ewok-humping "Star Wars" theme? Trick question: Nothing beats "Star Wars." ... [TVNewser]

Monster Mash Morning Halloween Plans - Posted October 28, 2010
Matt Lauer, as Jennifer Lopez and Al Roker as Sean Combs on Halloween 2000. This year Lauer will be making a cameo for "Today's" Halloween show, via videotape. Can "Today" top their ... [TVNewser]

Election 2010: ABC News Will be Live All Night for Midterm Coverage - Posted October 28, 2010
ABC News will have live midterm election coverage all night next Tuesday, though some of it will take place online. ABC's coverage will kick off with "ABC World News" at 6:30 OM ET, anchored by Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

ABCNews.com Launches pre-GMA Webcast - Posted October 25, 2010
This morning ABC's "Good Morning America" launched what will be a daily 15-minute live webcast on the ABCNews.com homepage and "GMA" page. It's called GMA@6:45 and streams from 6:45 to 7:00 a.m. This web program, hosted from the GMA set in Times Square, offers a jump start on the top political stories... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

George Stephanopoulos Moderates PA Senate Debate - Posted October 20, 2010
This morning he co-hosted "Good Morning America" from Chicago and by tonight, George Stephanopoulos will be in Philadelphia, co-moderating a Senate debate between Joe Sestak (D) and Pat Toomey (R). The debate will be co-moderated by Jim Gardner, anchor at ABC O&O powerhouse WPVI. It will also stream live on ABCNews.com... [TVNewser]

I'll take morning shows for $200, Alex - Posted October 16, 2010
On Wednesday's Jeopardy! there was a category called "Good" TV, with the word "good" as part of every answer... or question in Jeopardy! rules. Some of the questions were "What is 'The Good Wife?'" and "What is 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown?'" But the $200 clue -- the easiest of them... [TVNewser]

Trouble at the White House: Bill O'Reilly & George Stephanopoulos, Discuss - Posted October 14, 2010
As Alex mentioned earlier, Fox News broke in to "The O'Reilly Factor" to carry live coverage of the final two Chilean miners being rescued, with coverage anchored by Shepard Smith. That meant the final 40 or so minutes of the pre-taped "Factor" was interrupted during the 8pmET airing. T... [TVNewser]

Separated at Birth: George Stephanopoulos - Posted October 13, 2010
ABC GMA's George Stephanopoulos has an unusual rock star doppelganger. It's Train's lead singer Pat Monahan. ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook to Live-Stream ABC News' Midterm-Elections Coverage - Posted October 11, 2010
ABC News will live-stream its election-night coverage Nov. 2 on Facebook starting at 8 p.m. ET, including some reporting from the social network's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., reports ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Rick Sanchez Comes Clean on GMA: 'I Screwed Up' - Posted October 8, 2010
Former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, who was fired last week for comments about Jon Stewart and higher ups at the network, made his first public appearance this morning on ABC's "Good Morning America." "I screwed up George," was how Sanchez responded to the first question from anchor ... [TVNewser]

ABC News announces Vote 2010 Plans, Touch-screens Included - Posted October 6, 2010
ABC News has announced its midterm election team: Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor election night coverage Tuesday, Nov. 2. ABC is turning ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Announces Series of Debates - Posted October 5, 2010
George Stephanopoulos and Jake Tapper are set to host a series of debates in key races across the country as part of ABC's "Vote 2010" midterm election coverage. Stephanopoulos and Tap... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos's Budding Bromance With Jason Binn - Posted September 29, 2010
Call it a man crush or what you will, but ABC's GMA anchor George Steph... [FishbowlDC]

Stephen Colbert on 'KFA in the USA' - Posted September 23, 2010
Stephen Colbert talked with George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" this morning about his "March To Keep Fear Alive" rally next month. Colbert took a shot at ... [TVNewser]

With Amanpour Settling In, NBC Feels Out the State of the Sunday Shows - Posted September 21, 2010
NBC News, through market research firm Vision Critical, has put out a survey asking consumers about the Sunday morning public affairs shows, with a particular focus on "Meet the Press" and ABC's "This Week," according to a copy obtained by TVNewser. There were a number of questions about the two programs, covering... [TVNewser]

Newsers Make 'Most Stylish New Yorkers' List - Posted September 16, 2010
•I know you all have been waiting for the US Weekly "25 Most Stylish New Yorkers" List. Well, here it is. Three tvnewsers have made the list, and none of them is Anderson Cooper. ... [TVNewser]

A Supreme Drops by 'Nightly News' - Posted September 13, 2010
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, whose new book Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View comes out tomorrow, stopped by NBC Nightly News today. Among other things, Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Exec Dir. of Communications Leaves ABC News - Posted September 13, 2010
Emily Lenzner, the D.C.-based Executive Director of Communications for ABC News, has left her post. She's joining Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen at SKDKnickerbocker as the firm's managing director. She had been with ABC for more than six years. Her last day was Friday. Lenzner's exit comes on the heels of ABC News... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News bound for 'Extinction?' Prediction 'Belongs at the Bottom of the Birdcage' - Posted September 10, 2010
Marketwatch.com's Jon Friedman has a question about ABC News, what with the impending departure of David Westin, the cutting of 25% of the staff, and the fact th... [TVNewser]

President Obama Holds Press Conference on the Economy - Posted September 10, 2010
Just after 11 AM this morning, President Obama made remarks about the economy and unemployment. The four broadcast networks carried it live, with Harry Smith anchoring for CBS, George Stephanopoulos for ABC, Greg Jarrett for Fox and ... [TVNewser]

Nets to Carry Pres. Obama News Conference Friday - Posted September 8, 2010
Pres. Obama will hold a news conference Friday morning at 11amET/8amPT with full coverage on the broadcast networks. Harry Smith will anchor for CBS News, George Stephanopoulos will anchor on ABC News (a day af... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos to Interview President Obama - Posted September 7, 2010
•ABC "Good Morning America" anchor George Stephanopoulos will interview President Obama on Thursday's edition of the program. Stephanopoulos is soliciting questions from viewers ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama's Oval Office Address: News Notes - Posted August 31, 2010
President Obama's second Oval Office address was carried on the four broadcast networks as well as the cable news networks tonight. On NBC, Brian Williams anchored. On ABC Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos shared the set. ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: August 22 - Posted August 26, 2010
It's been four weeks since the Christiane Amanpour iteration of ABC's "This Week" launched and here's where things stand: In total viewers, the program remains in third behind front-runner "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation," though the gap... [TVNewser]

Obama to Deliver Iraq Oval Office Speech - Posted August 25, 2010
President Obama will deliver a primetime Oval Office address on Tuesday, August 31st. The White House formally requested airtime from the netw... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 16 - Posted August 24, 2010
The three evening newscasts saw sizable week-to-week drops last week, particularly "CBS Evening News," which as we reported earlier tied its all-time low for total viewers. "NBC Nightly News," which featured live reporting ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Aug. 9 - Posted August 17, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched newscast again last week, adding 370,000 Total Viewers from the week prior. Ann Curry substituted for Williams, whose father, ... [TVNewser]

Lewinsky Was After Stephanopoulos? - Posted August 16, 2010
•Page Six reports today that former White House intern Monica Lewinsky once "had eyes" for current ABCer George Stephanopoulos according to historian Michael Takiff's new Bill Clinton book. Former Clinton p... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: Amanpour Debuts #2 in Demo, #3 in Total Viewers - Posted August 5, 2010
Christiane Amanpour's debut on ABC's "This Week" finished second in the demo behind NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, but third in total viewers behind CBS' "Face the Nation." 2.25 million viewers tuned in for her first broadcast, though that ... [TVNewser]

Christiane Confuses TiVo - Posted August 3, 2010
If you're like me, you missed Christiane Amanpour's debut appearance as new anchor of ABC's "This Week" over the weekend... At first I thought my TiVo was longing for Jake Tapper or missing ... [FishbowlDC]

Early Reviews for Amanpour's 'This Week' - Posted August 2, 2010
On Sunday Christiane Amanpour made her debut as the host of ABC's "This Week," and already some critics are weighing in: The New York Times Alessandra Stanle... [TVNewser]

Ali Wentworth thinks Shirley Sherrod should ask Pres. Obama for Secy. of Ag. Job - Posted July 22, 2010
Fired, maybe rehired, Deptartment of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod continues to make the rounds, showing up this morning on "The View." HLN/"The View"'s Joy Behar thinks ... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos Talks to the Old Spice Guy - Posted July 15, 2010
Look at George Stephanopoulos, now back to me, now back at George Stephanopoulos, now back to me. In case you missed it, the last two days have seen Isaiah Mustafa, also known as the "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" or "Old Spice Guy" from the Old Spice commercials responding to... [TVNewser]

'GQ Brigade' Deployed to the Gulf Coast - Posted July 14, 2010
Daily Beast's Rebecca Dana writes today about ABC News' crew of male "talent" covering the oil spill in the gulf: This summer, the network has sent a boy band's assemblage of bright-eyed, sharp-tongued correspondents to the Gulf Coast, where they've broken news, landed big-get interviews and done it all in impossibly tight... [TVNewser]

'This Week with Christiane Amanpour' Debuts August 1st - Posted July 14, 2010
Christiane Amanpour officially starts on ABC's "This Week" Sunday August 1st. The network began running promos fo... [TVNewser]

FBN Gets Its Own 'Magic Wall' - Posted July 9, 2010
"Magic Walls" are slowly taking over television news. First it was CNN and John King, then came A... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: NBC Most-Watched, ABC Tops Demo - Posted July 1, 2010
Summer surprise? NBC's "Meet The Press" was the most watched Sunday show during another Summer weekend, but while ABC and its interim hosts have mostly slipped back to third place among the public affairs shows since George Stephanopoulos'... [TVNewser]

Who Bought an Apartment in this Building for $6.5 Million? - Posted June 30, 2010
Which television newser purchased a floor in this Upper East Side apartment building according to the NY Observer? Answer after the jump. ABC's George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

Breaking Coverage: Obama Discusses Fate of General McChrystal - Posted June 23, 2010
Networks are prepping for a 1:30pmET statement from the White House Rose Garden in which the president will discuss the status of General Stanley McChrystal. CBS will be taking the statement live with Russ Mitchell anchoring. ... [TVNewser]

Where's Gibbs Watching Tonight's Presidential Address? - Posted June 15, 2010
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says he's going to be watching his boss on Fox News Channel tonight... at least that's what Gibbs told Steve Doocy this morning as he made the morning show rounds. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 7 - Posted June 15, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" was the top-rated newscast during a week where hockey and basketball championships preempted some of the evening news broadcasts. "ABC World News," which was anchored by George Stephanopoulos on Thursday and ... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs Hits Morning Shows; Says 90% of Oil Will Be Captured By End of June - Posted June 15, 2010
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ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC to Carry Oval Office Address - Posted June 14, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Barack Obama will deliver his first address from the Oval Office since the start ... [TVNewser]

Couric, Moran Honor Media at Mirror Awards - Posted June 10, 2010
The Newhouse School at Syracuse University hosted the 2010 Mirror Awards today, honoring journalism that "shines a mirror" on the media. "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric MC-ed the event, along with co-chairs ... [TVNewser]

George S.'s Stylish Home Sells But Not Without Headaches - Posted June 8, 2010
The Washington Examiner is reporting that Good Morning America host... [FishbowlDC]

Broadcast Newsers Back in the Gulf Region - Posted June 2, 2010
Anchors from the broadcast networks have been back on the Gulf Coast this week for more reporting on the BP oil spill and its effect on the surrounding area. From ABC's "Good Morning America," George Stephanopoulos made his first trip to the region, and weather anchor ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Holds Oil Spill Press Conference - Posted May 27, 2010
President Obama just wrapped up his first official press conference on the Gulf Coast oil spill. It lasted about an hour. After about ten minutes of remarks, the President took questions. Up first was the AP's Jennifer Loven who asked if the President has been personally involved enough. "This has been our... [FishbowlDC]

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

Cablers, Broadcasters Covering Obama Oil Spill Presser - Posted May 27, 2010
•CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC will all be covering President Obama's 1 p.m. news conference addressing the oil spill situation in the Gulf of Mexico. NBC has Brian Williams anchoring, CBS has Katie Couric ... [TVNewser]

Andrea Canning Has Baby Girl - Posted May 20, 2010
•ABC News correspondent Andrea Canning welcomed daughter Charlotte Brewster Bancroft to the family yesterday morning along with her husband USMC Major Tony Bancroft. A spokesperson tells us: "Charlotte was born at 7:21 am, May 19th (watching 'Good Morning America')." ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Selects Elena Kagan for SCOTUS; Network Coverage - Posted May 10, 2010
• ABC's Diane Sawyer anchors from ABC headquarters along with George Stephanopoulos from ABC's Times Square Studios, Jake Tapper, Terry Moran and ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Makes Another 'GMA' Appearance, Discusses Failed Terror Plot - Posted May 5, 2010
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly made yet another appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" today, sitting down with co-anchor George Stephanopoulos to discuss the failed bombing in Time Square, the oil spill in the Gulf, and why he "hates" "Dancing with the Stars." O'Reilly's made a number of appearances lately to... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Interviews Ahmadinejad - Posted May 4, 2010
ABC's George Stephanopoulos sat down with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today during the president's stay in New York. The interview airs on "Good Morning America" tomorrow morning. Ahmadinejad is in town for his address to the United Nations. ... [TVNewser]

Juju Chang Takes the Field with A-Rod - Posted May 3, 2010
As a part of May sweeps, ABC's "Good Morning America" anchor team got to choose different "dreams" to live out on the air this week. George Stephanopoulos plays poker with some pros. ... [TVNewser]

Correspondents' Dinner: Jake Tapper Honored - Posted May 2, 2010
Outgoing and incoming hosts of ABC's "This Week" George Stephanopoulos and Christiane Amanpour. ABC News president David Westin toasted Jake Tap... [TVNewser]

ABC WHCA Dinner Guest List - Posted April 29, 2010
Recent hire Christiane Amanpour will be sitting with ABC News this Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. She joins her future ABC colleagues Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, ... [TVNewser]

Donna Brazile Thinks Larry King is a 'Hottie' - Posted April 22, 2010
On today's "Morning Mix" on "Good Morning America," Democratic strategist Donna Brazile called CNN's Larry King "a hottie." George Stephanopoulos, along with ABC's Sa... [TVNewser]

Ali Chats about George on 'The View' - Posted April 20, 2010
Ali Wentworth, comedian, Oprah correspondent and wife of GMA's George Stephanopoulos stepped in as a guest host on ABC's "The View" today. She was a natural fit with the ladies. She chatted about Kate Gosselin on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" ("Don't use ... [FishbowlDC]

Megyn Kelly on 'The View' and Howard Stern - Posted April 20, 2010
Before anchoring her own 2-hour show, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly made a couple of other media stops this morning -- incongruous as they were. Kelly was on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show where she played the game "Marry, F--k, Kill," where a guest is given three people sh... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 20, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Obama on the menu "On the menu at Italian embassy: 'Stringozzi al gusto di Obama.' Wheat pasta ribbons fit for a President." -- A Monday tweet from Real Clear Politics' White House correspondent Mike Memoil. Stephanopoulos Wishes Milano Good Luck "Alysssa Milano. You're a great sport! Good luck with your show!" --GMA... [FishbowlDC]

GMA Anchors Live the Dream - Posted April 19, 2010
ABC's "Good Morning America" is launching a new series, "Living The Dream" for May sweeps. GMA anchors Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, ... [TVNewser]

Separated at Birth: Ali Wentworth - Posted April 16, 2010
Ali Wentworth, Oprah correspondent, comedian, and wife of GMA's George Stephanopoulos and Stormy Daniels, a former porn star who contemplated but ultimately decided not to run for Senate in Louisiana against David Vitter (R-La.). ... [FishbowlDC]

WHCD: ABC's Guest List Rocks My World - Posted April 13, 2010
I am not star-crazy but consider this your warning, ABC News: "I may act the fool when I see two of your WHCA Dinner guests - Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell from my favorite show... [FishbowlDC]

Meet the Woman Who Ran a Russian TV News Organization When She Was Only 25 - Posted April 9, 2010
Today we spoke with Margarita Simonyan, the Editor-in-Chief of government-funded Russia Today. She took the position a few years ago when she was only 25-years-old. "I think [my youth] does give me a different perspective on the world,"... [TVNewser]

'GMA' in Russia; Stephanopoulos Defends Palin Question - Posted April 9, 2010
ABC's George Stephanopoulos anchored "Good Morning America" from St. Petersburg, Russia earlier today. The broadcast was part of an ... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Interviews Obama in Prague - Posted April 8, 2010
ABC's George Stephanopoulos sat down with President Obama today for an interview in one of the fanciest rooms I've ever seen in the background of something. Portions will air tonight on "World News" and "Nightline" and tomorrow on "Good Morning America." ... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos Packs for Prague; Interview with Pres. Obama - Posted April 5, 2010
•"Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos is heading to the Czech Republic and Russia later this week, where he will interview Pres. Barack Obama as well as Russian Pres. Dmitry Medvedev. On Thursday, Stephanopoulos will anchor GMA from Prague where the START treaty will be signed. He'll anchor Friday's show from... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of Mar. 22 - Posted April 1, 2010
After a lower-rated week due, in part, to the start of Daylight Saving Time, all three morning shows saw week-to-week increases in viewership. NBC's "Today" show was the top rated program, followed by ABC's "Good Morning America," and CBS' "Early Show." George Stephanopo... [TVNewser]

Gasparino on 'GMA' - Posted March 30, 2010
•Charlie Gasparino sat down with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "Good Morning America" earlier today to discuss how the Dow will affect housing and unemployment. It was his first appearance on the show since joining Fox Business Network. Video ... [TVNewser]

ABC Fires Back at WaPo's Tom Shales - Posted March 23, 2010
WaPo's TV critic Tom Shales believes the sky will fall for ABC's pick of Christiane Amanpour for host of "This Week". And ABC is firing back. Hard. The more negative Shales is, the more positive ABC says it is about its choice. ABC Senior V.P. ... [FishbowlDC]

Christiane Amanpour on the 'New Perspective' She'll Bring to Sunday - Posted March 18, 2010
As we reported earlier today, Christiane Amanpour is leaving CNN after nearly 27 years with the network and heading to ABC News where she'll succeed George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

CNN's Amanpour says YES to ABC - Posted March 18, 2010
This just in... CNN's Christiane Amanpour will be the new host of ABC's "This Week". From ABC's David Westin: I am delighted to announce that Christiane Amanpour will j... [FishbowlDC]

Christiane Amanpour Leaves CNN to Host ABC's 'This Week' - Posted March 18, 2010
First on TVNewser: CNN's Christiane Amanpour is leaving CNN and will become the new anchor of ABC News' "This Week" TVNewser has learned. ABC News staff was informed internally Thursday afternoon. She will begin with ... [TVNewser]

George on Who Should Get 'This Week:' 'I Don't Know!' - Posted March 18, 2010
ABC's George Stephanopoulos knows from diplomacy. mediabistro.com contributor Diane Clehane spotted the GMA co-anchor yesterday during her weekly stop at Michael's. When she asked who should get his former slot on "This Week," he responded "I don't know!" Check out ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb, Dan Abrams & George Stephanopoulos Brave the St. Pat's Crowds - Posted March 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The hardcore Michael's regulars weren't about to let a little thing like the Saint Patrick's Day parade get in the way of their power lunch today. After a slow start, the dining room filled up nicely with plenty of media mavens and talking heads. The Today show's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb, Dan Abrams & George Stephanopoulos Brave the St. Pat's Crowds - Posted March 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The hardcore Michael's regulars weren't about to let a little thing like the Saint Patrick's Day parade get in the way of their power lunch today. After a slow start, the dining room filled up nicely with plenty of media mavens and talking heads. The Today show's ... [FishbowlNY]

What Recession? Steph's Digs "Under Contract" - Posted March 16, 2010
Less than two months after ABC's George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth listed their 31st Street manse on the market for a mere $6.3 million, the sign out front has changed. The nea... [FishbowlDC]

Jonathan Karl Returns to 'This Week' This Week - Posted March 15, 2010
•ABC's Senior Congressional Correspondent Jonathan Karl will rotate in as moderator on This Week this Sunday, TVNewser has confirmed. It's the second time at bat for Karl, who guest-moderated on February 14. Earlier today, FishbowlDC was first to report that ABC is getting ... [TVNewser]

Christiane Amanpour Offered ABC 'This Week' Job - Posted March 15, 2010
FishbowlDC reports that CNN's Christiane Amanpour, who had been ... [TVNewser]

Ex-Playboy CEO Flirts with TV News - Posted March 15, 2010
Morning shows are a nice place to visit, but ex-Playboy CEO Christie Hefner wouldn't want to live there. Hefner, who popped up Friday on "Good Morning America" as a panelist on George S... [TVNewser]

Who Will Co-Anchor 'GMA' Weekend? - Posted March 12, 2010
With Kate Snow departing ABC, as we first reported earlier today, for NBC's "Dateline," the natural question arises: who will take over the "Good Morning America" weekend edition slot co-anch... [TVNewser]

ABC's Cohen to Dewey Square - Posted March 10, 2010
Courtney Cohen, former assistant to George Stephanopoulos and a production coordinator at ABC News has accepted a new role with Dewey Square. ... [FishbowlDC]

Matt Dowd to Host 'This Week' This Week - Posted March 2, 2010
Chief strategist of the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign and current ABC News contributor and political analyst Matthew Dowd will fill the rotating moderator seat on ABC's "This Week" this Sunday, TVNewser has learned. Dowd is the first non-anchor or correspondent to moderate the program since it... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos on 'Wait Wait' - Posted March 1, 2010
•ABC's George Stephanopoulos is the latest newser to appear on NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" and the famous "Not My Job" segment. You can listen to this weekend's show here. NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly, Dave Ramsey Appear on ABC - Posted February 25, 2010
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" earlier today, sitting down with George Stephanopoulos to talk about the health care summit and the 2012 election. Stephanopoulos suggested O'Reilly was "reaching out for this angry middle that's alienated by both sides" in their conversation and asked... [TVNewser]

Tiger Woods Delivers First Public Statement: 'I'm Deeply Sorry' - Posted February 19, 2010
Tiger Woods delivered his first public statement today from PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Verde Beach, Florida and addressed the recent scandal surrounding his personal life that forced him to take a leave of absence from professional golf. "For all that I have done, I am so sorry," Woods said. "I... [TVNewser]

Tiger Talks and the Networks Listen - Posted February 18, 2010
Sorry "Price is Right" fans, CBS as well as ABC and NBC will produce special reports tomorrow as Tiger Woods makes his first public statement in nearly three months. Robin Roberts and ... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos Learning 'How to Go with It' - Posted February 17, 2010
The NY Observer's Felix Gillette takes a look at George Stephanopoulos' start as a "Good Morning America" anchor for ABC and the changes... [TVNewser]

Former Nightline EP Gets Top Job on Candy Crowley's Show - Posted February 12, 2010
First on TVNewser: Tom Bettag, the former EP of Nightline during the Ted Koppel days is joining CNN as Senior EP of "State of the Union with Candy Crowley." ... [TVNewser]

Bill Clinton Hospitalized - Posted February 11, 2010
Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized according to ABC News. Diane Sawyer broke into regular programming to deliver a special report at 4:33pmET wit... [TVNewser]

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

Stephanopoulos Celebrates Black History Month with Stephen Colbert - Posted February 10, 2010
ABC's George Stephanopoulos talks with Stephen Colbert about the switch from "This Week" to "Good Morning America" and about whether it's just a stop for Stephanopoulos on the way to "World News." ... [TVNewser]

Steph Talks Tapper, This Week, and GMA w. Colbert - Posted February 10, 2010
Last night, George Stephanopoulos appeared on the Colbert Report to discuss his new gig on GMA, Lady Gaga, Black History Month, the prospect of going blonde to be more like Diane Sawyer and of course, the vacant anchor seat at ABC's "This Week." Always the diplomat, Steph stayed tight-lipped about his... [FishbowlDC]

'I thought it was going to be much more awkward' - Posted February 8, 2010
George Stephanopoulos sits down with Matea Gold of the LA Times to discuss his experience thus far on ABC's "Go... [TVNewser]

Yeas & Nays Correct Despite Politico Peanut Gallery - Posted February 3, 2010
Let's break this down: Last week the Washington Examiner's Yeas & Nays columnists Tara Palmeri and Nikki Schwab reported on J... [FishbowlDC]

Cheri Young on Happiness - Posted February 2, 2010
Who better to advise on the basic American tenet of happiness than Cheri Young, wife of Andrew Young, the former aide to presidential hopeful Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) who agreed to be the father of his boss's mistress's baby? On this morning's GMA on ABC, George Stephan... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 2, 2010
Quote of the Day "We used to have a saying on our refrigerator of never confuse having a job with having a life." -- In what is an understatement of the year type of comment, Andrew Young, former aide to former Sen. John Edwards (D-S.C.), on this morning's interview on ABC's GMA with... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Spends $7,000 on Charter for Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, Producers - Posted February 1, 2010
From Sunday's Page Six, an item about Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos and five ABC News producers flying via private jet back to New York after last week's State of the Union. Says ABC News spokesperso... [TVNewser]

Goofy-Sounding Awards Dinner Tonight - Posted January 29, 2010
Some big D.C. names are judging The Reed Awards to be announced tonight at the Washington Marriott. The second annual Reed Awards, sponsored by Aristotle, announces the winners of such "special" awards as "Best Campaign Comeback", "Best Villain Used in Political Media" and "Most Explosive Collaboration of the Year". (It's hard to... [FishbowlDC]

George Stephanopoulos Likely a Cousin of Hillary Clinton. George: 'You're Putting Me On!' - Posted January 29, 2010
Today on "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos found out he may be a cousin of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The news was revealed by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Gates is hosting a series on PBS next mont... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: Anchor Wanted at ABC - Posted January 28, 2010
For Sunday, January 24, 2010 "MTP" maintained first in demo and total viewers. In second place, CBS' "Face the Nation" continued to reap the benefits of an anchor-less "This Week" which has knocked ABC into third since George Stephanopoulos left for "GMA." TOTAL VIEWERS NBC "MEET THE PRESS" ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Delivers 2010 State of the Union Address - Posted January 27, 2010
Tonight, the State of the Union address by President Obama on Congress is being broadcast on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, CSPAN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and MSNBC as well as the Spanish language networks. Network coverage plans: broadcast, ... [TVNewser]

Anchors Attend White House Lunch Ahead of SOTU - Posted January 27, 2010
Today, news anchors join President Obama at the White House for the usual off-the-record lunch before the State of the Union address. TVNewser has confirmed that ABC's Diane Sawyer, CBS' ... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Broadcast Networks - Posted January 26, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress just after 9pmET. Gov. Bob McDonnell will provide the GOP response. Here are the special coverage plans we're hearing for the broadcast networks. ABC News' ... [TVNewser]

And on the 7th Day, Barbara Walters Moderated 'This Week' - Posted January 25, 2010
As ABC News continues the search for a moderator for "This Week," the network continues to go to its bench for fill-ins -- the most surprising announced yesterday. ... [TVNewser]

Walters to Guest Anchor "This Week" - Posted January 25, 2010
Over the weekend, ABC News announced that Barbara Walters is next in the line of musical guest anchors for "This Week" since George Stephanopoulos moved on to "Goo... [FishbowlDC]

Barbara Walters to Host 'This Week' Next Week; Roger Ailes, Arianna Huffington Guest - Posted January 24, 2010
Well here's some must-see TV. Next Sunday, ABC's Barbara Walters will guest anchor "This Week" from its studio at the Newseum. Guests on the round table include Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Interview Obama on Monday - Posted January 22, 2010
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer will sit-down with President Obama on Monday for an interview ahead of the State of the Union, ... [TVNewser]

Stewart to Stephanopoulos: "Go Home George!" - Posted January 22, 2010
Comedy Central's Jon Stewart razzes ABC's GMA host George Stephanopoulos over his omnipresence on the network. "Is George Stephanopoulos now on every show on ABC? I wake up at 6 a.... [FishbowlDC]

Update: NBC News Files Complaint with White House Over ABC's Access - Posted January 21, 2010
> Update: An NBC News spokesperson tells us, "NBC News did not file a formal or informal complaint about this interview." > Earlier: TVNewser has learned that NBC News has filed a formal complaint with expressed concern to the White House press office over the distribution of presidential inter... [TVNewser]

Networks Call Massachusetts Special Election for Scott Brown. Republican Wins Ted Kennedy's Senate Seat - Posted January 19, 2010
At 9:21pmET, the Associated Press called the Massachusetts special election for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat for Republican Scott Brown... [TVNewser]

ABC Profiles Couple Trying to Adopt Haitian Kids, Surprises Them Via Skype - Posted January 15, 2010
During ABC's special "20/20" last night on the Haiti earthquake, George Stephanopoulos and Elizabeth Vargas talked with a Portland, OR couple who had already adopted three children from Haiti and were just beginning the process of adopting three more. But the family didn't know the fate of the three brothers, until... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of Jan. 4 - Posted January 15, 2010
After the short New Year's week, all three morning shows saw big week-to-week increases. NBC's "Today" show, which had the largest audience of three, was up nearly one million total viewers from the week prior and raised its average to the highest it's been since February of 2009. ABC's "Good Morning... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: Jan. 10 - Posted January 14, 2010
In George Stephanopoulos' final broadcast with the program, ABC's "This Week" came in third among the Sunday public affairs shows. NBC's "Meet the Press"... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Nets Extend Haiti Again Tonight - Posted January 14, 2010
For the second night in a row, ABC "World News" and NBC "Nightly News" will broadcast for an hour as the networks continue to feature extended coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. (Update: CBS tells us "Evening News" will also be extended to an hour.) NBC's Brian Williams and CBS' ... [TVNewser]

Earthquake in Haiti: Evening Updates - Posted January 13, 2010
Brian Williams and Katie Couric were both in Port-au-Prince for their newscasts tonight, but due to the circumstances on the ground, much of that time they were either on the phone or their substitute... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows on Sarah Palin's Debut. Stephanopoulos: 'I Was in this Transition' - Posted January 13, 2010
In a new segment called the Morning Mix, "Good Morning America" anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos discussed, among other things, Sarah Palin's debut as a Fox News commentator/analyst on "The O'Reilly Factor." ... [TVNewser]

Juju Likes the Idea of Conan at ABC - Posted January 12, 2010
"I like the idea of him coming to ABC and working with us," said new "Good Morning America" newsreader Juju Chang today during a report about Conan O'Brien's future. There's some uncertainty about whether O'Brien will stay at NBC or head to anoth... [TVNewser]

George S. Bids Official Farewell to "This Week" - Posted January 11, 2010
With an after-party of cake and champagne, ABC "This Week" Host George Stephanopoulos said goodbye to his show and will now fully center his attentions on GMA in New York. His wife, Ali Wentworth, and two young daughters attended. Stephanopoulos tweeted: "Thanks to all... [FishbowlDC]

George Stephanopoulos Ends Run on 'This Week' - Posted January 10, 2010
George Stephanopoulos announced this morning -- in a brief sign-off -- that it would be his final regular appearance as anchor of ABC's "This Week." It is also my last regular Sunday here at "This Week." Thanks to all of you fo... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Apologizes for Not Pressing Giuliani on 'Domestic Attack' Remark - Posted January 8, 2010
George Stephanopoulos has admitted he made a mistake in not pressing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on "Good Morning America" today after Giuliani remarked that "We had no domestic attacks under Bush, we've had one under Obam... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: Jan. 3 - Posted January 8, 2010
NBC's "Meet the Press" was up week-to-week, and remained in first place among the Sunday public affairs shows this week. CBS' "Face the Nation" was also up week-to-week, coming in second to "MTP" by 450k total viewers and 110k in the demo. ABC was in third and saw a decrease week-to-week... [TVNewser]

David Gregory Does Not Like Getting Beat - Posted January 8, 2010
The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove interviews NBC "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory about what he's learned so far, hi... [TVNewser]

George S. Razzed About Potential Interview With Snuffleupagus - Posted January 7, 2010
ABC's GMA Host George Stephanopoulos has a tough last name. D.C. journalists have long struggled with the spelling of it -- many still do, checking and rechecking it. "Took me years to master it," remarked Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC on Politico's Koppel Story: "Totally Off-Base" - Posted January 7, 2010
"Politico's report that Ted Koppel is in negotiations for a $1 million-a-year contract to anchor 'This Week' is absolutely false," an ABC News spokesperson told FishbowlDC. ABC says that the network is talking to several candidates to fill George Stephanopoulos' seat on Sunday mornings, no decisions have been made and... [FishbowlDC]

Koppel to "This Week?" - Posted January 7, 2010
Yesterday, Hotline reported that Ted Koppel appears to be ABC's front-runner in the race for George Stephanopoulos' post at "This Week." Politico fueled that speculation today, ... [FishbowlDC]

Ted Koppel to Make ABC News Return on 'This Week?' - Posted January 7, 2010
Politico's Mike Allen reports that ABC News veteran Ted Koppel is in negotiations to return to the network as the anchor of "This Week," a position that will soon be vacated by ... [TVNewser]

Major Shifts At ABC PR Coincide With Recent Anchor Changes - Posted January 4, 2010
First on PRNewser: With the recent anchor changes at ABC News, there is a major shift in publicists representing each of the news broadcasts. Natalie Raabe, who had been the publicist for "World News with ... [PRNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of Dec. 21 - Posted January 4, 2010
The Christmas week was a short one for the morning shows -- due to the holiday, the ratings were based on a three-day (Mon-Wed) average -- but all three broadcasts were down from the week prior. NBC retained its first-place position among the three programs. It was Georg... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Tryouts? - Posted January 4, 2010
With a couple soon-to-be-departing Sunday show anchors taking some time off over the last few weeks, we may have been witnessing a mini tryout during the holidays. ... [TVNewser]

Get to Know George S. - the Man, the Husband, the Friend - Posted January 4, 2010
Critics question whether GMA's newest host, George Stephanopoulos can loosen up and stop being so tightly politically wound after years in politics and then host of ABC's "This Week." This morning the show attempted to show another side to him and had Stephanopoulos's family and friends check in about the "man behind... [FishbowlDC]

2009 TVNewser Poll Results: 'Today' Show Still Tops - Posted December 25, 2009
As we continue bringing you the results of our TVNewser 2009 polls, we asked how the "Today" show would be doing at the end of 2009. Well, a few weeks ago, the NBC News program celebrated 14 years at #1. Which is right where most of you thought it would be: 68%... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: George's First Week - Posted December 24, 2009
During his first week as co-anchor of "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos improved on the final week of Diane Sawyer in younger viewers -- the best A25-54 performance... [TVNewser]

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

The Couple that GMAs Together, Stays Together - Posted December 23, 2009
Actress and wife of George Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth made an appearance on "Good Morning America" (her hubby's new show) this morning to discuss her film "It's Complicated." Interviewed by Robin Roberts, our resident comedienne di... [FishbowlDC]

Ali Wentworth Teases Her Husband George on 'GMA' - Posted December 23, 2009
George Stephanopoulos has only been anchoring ABC's "Good Morning America" for seven days, but his wife has already appeared for an interview. Robin Roberts talked with actress Ali Wentworth, who was home in Washington, about her late... [TVNewser]

George Brings GMA to DC - Posted December 22, 2009
After this morning's GMA, George Stephanopoulos heads back to Washington, D.C. for an interview with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. On his blog Stephanopoulos writes, "We'll be talking about the rough ride the e... [TVNewser]

ABC's 'World News with Diane Sawyer' Debuts - Posted December 21, 2009
Diane Sawyer made her debut as the anchor of ABC's "World News" this evening. Sawyer has filled-in on the newscast in the past, but this was her first night with her name in the program's title. "Good evening and it is so good to be here with you tonight," she said at... [TVNewser]

FishbowlNY's 2009 Lists: The Year's Biggest Moves In Media - Posted December 21, 2009
This year -- full of flux and uncertainty about where the media is heading -- has resulted in a vast number of job changes and departures across all matter of media companies and publications. In almost every field of journalism, big names have either been fired, promoted, retired, or simply moved... [Fishbowl NY]

FishbowlNY's 2009 Lists: The Year's Biggest Moves In Media - Posted December 21, 2009
This year -- full of flux and uncertainty about where the media is heading -- has resulted in a vast number of job changes and departures across all matter of media companies and publications. In almost every field of journalism, big names have either been fired, promoted, retired, or simply moved... [FishbowlNY]

Warts and All, The Today Show's 2009 - Posted December 20, 2009
On Friday, the "Today" show aired it's annual, "The Year in Us" video mash-up. And for a show that will produce more than 1,000 hours of live TV this year, getting it down to under 14 minutes is pretty impressive. One question: will we see George Stephanopoulos at a McDonald's drive-thru... [TVNewser]

Pull Up an Anchor Chair, Ted Koppel - Posted December 18, 2009
So tell us, Ted Koppel, any truth to buzz that you're a candidate for the anchor job at ABC's "This Week"? "Let me put it this way," says Koppel, former longtime anchor of ABC's "Nightline." "I never respond, positively or negatively, to something that's not been offered.... [TVNewser]

Will George Set the Tone for a 'News-First Approach' in the Mornings? - Posted December 18, 2009
Marketwatch.com's Jon Friedman says don't write off George Stephanopoulos just yet as co-anchor of "Good Morning America." Some media critics have suggested that he will now have to tone down his aggressive, intellectual, no-nonsense broadcasting style to accommodate the informal, of... [TVNewser]

Verne to George: 'This is morning TV - not Church' - Posted December 17, 2009
Just because ABC News is keeping the publicity of their anchor moves low key, doesn't mean newspaper writers aren't going to opine about it. And they are. Columnists from two New York newspapers are playi... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos Assembles the GMA Roundtable - Posted December 17, 2009
Taking a page from his Sunday show, "Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos moderated a roundtable in the first 15 minutes of this morning's show. The topic: the economy. The guests, "Economic power houses," as Stephanopoulos called them, ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Will Have Exclusive with Edwards Aide - Posted December 16, 2009
•ABC News will have an exclusive interview with Former aide to Sen. John Edwards, Andrew Young, who is releasing a book titled "The Politician," about the Edwards' 2004 campaign and the Rielle Hunter scandal. Young will first sit down with Bob Woodruff... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Has Ratings Hill to Climb - Posted December 15, 2009
Preliminary numbers are in for the new GMA with co-anchor George Stephanopoulos. The show, which was the first broadcast with the new anchor team of Stephanopoulos, ... [TVNewser]

Early Reviews for the New 'GMA' - Posted December 14, 2009
George Stephanopoulos made his "Good Morning America" debut earlier today and the critics are weighing in. Here's a selection: USA Today's Ro... [TVNewser]

George Makes 'Good Morning America' Debut - Posted December 14, 2009
George Stephanopoulos made his first appearance as anchor of "Good Morning America" today on ABC. "It's the dawn of a new day. New hopes. New dreams. And you can see a new "GMA" co-anchor," said Robin Roberts at the ... [TVNewser]

George Thanks "This Week" Viewers - Posted December 14, 2009
On the eve of his move from DC to NY and from Sundays to mornings, ABC's George Stephanopoulos thanked "This Week" viewers at the close of this Sunday's show. "That's our show for today. You may have heard that tomorrow I start at "Good Morning America"... It's going to be a great challenge for... [FishbowlDC]

George's One Regret: 'I Can't Continue Here For Much Longer' - Posted December 13, 2009
This morning, at the end of "This Week," George Stephanopoulos talked about his upcoming job change, which begins bright and early tomorrow morning on ABC's "Good Morning America." "My only regret is that I can't continue here for much longer," said Stephano... [TVNewser]

Is 'Good Morning America' a Stopover for Stephanopoulos? - Posted December 11, 2009
While many wonder how brainiac George Stephanopoulos will adjust to the bathetic world of morning television, it may be a moot point. Judging by ABC's recent history, "Good Morning America" anchors are next in line for the "World News" throne. The newest, ... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos on the new Job: 'I Just Have to Learn to Let go a Little Bit' - Posted December 10, 2009
George Stephanopoulos has heard it all: "he's too serious to anchor a morning show;" "he's a political guy;" "does he even care who the cast of "Dancing with the Stars" is?" He got the job anyway. And Stephanopoulos knows the one thing he needs to work on to be a success at the... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts on George Stephanopoulos: 'We Complement Each Other Very Well' - Posted December 10, 2009
Robin Roberts has been spending time with her soon-to-be co-anchor George Stephanopoulos over the past week or so -- much of the time on G... [TVNewser]

It's Official. It's George, Robin, Sam & Juju on 'Good Morning America' - Posted December 10, 2009
Capping off months of speculation, ABC News president David Westin has announced the new anchor team for "Good Morning America." George Stephanopoulos joins the show alongside ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Announces Steph as "GMA" Host - Posted December 10, 2009
George Stephanopoulos has been named the new anchor of "Good Morning America," ABC News President David Westin announced today. Stephanopoulos will anchor the broadcast with ... [FishbowlDC]

GMA Staffers Called to Afternoon Meeting - Posted December 10, 2009
TVNewser hears the "Good Morning America" team has been called to a 2:30pmET meeting during which they will be notified about the upcoming anchor changes to the show... which they already know -- that George Stephanopoulos will be named co-anchor and Juju Chang will be named news anchor. Developing... ... [TVNewser]

'This Week' Replacements Line Up; Stephanopoulos 'Getting Jay Leno'd?' - Posted December 10, 2009
Page Six hears that a few established newsers are competing for George Stephanopoulos's spot on "This Week" should he leave once he starts h... [TVNewser]

Chris Cuomo Leaving 'Good Morning America' for '20/20' - Posted December 10, 2009
This morning on GMA, Chris Cuomo announced he will be leaving the show and joining Elizabeth Vargas as co-anchor of "20/20." Cuomo's news comes just hours before the expected announcement that beginning Monday ... [TVNewser]

Changes at ABC 'Played Without Publicity' - Posted December 9, 2009
ABC is in the midst of a game of musical anchor chairs. Diane Sawyer is moving into the "World News" anchor chair starting Dec. 21, George Stephanopoulos has all but been announced to join "Good Morning America" next Monday and GMA host Chris Cuomo... [PRNewser]

Juju Chang to be Named 'Good Morning America' News Anchor - Posted December 8, 2009
Juju Chang has been offered the job of news anchor for "Good Morning America," TVNewser has learned from multiple sources. Chang, who joined ABC News in 1991, has been working on several projects for ABC News magazines, ABCNews.com and has been filling in on "Good Morning Ame... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper Tops 'This Week' Poll - Posted December 8, 2009
Last Friday we asked, If George Takes the GMA Job, Who Should Host "This Week?" After nearly 1,700 votes, 28% of you thought ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper (aka @jaketapper) should get the gig, followed by PBS' ... [TVNewser]

Changes to CQ-Roll Call's Legislative Tracking Team - Posted December 7, 2009
Last week, CQ-Roll Call announced changes to their Legislative Tracking team. Mike Teitelbaum has been promoted to Transcripts editor. Will Matthews has assumed a key leadership role on the schedules team, spearheading the other news events section of Schedules for Daybook Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Reports of Chris Cuomo's Resignation Untrue - Posted December 6, 2009
RadarOnline is reporting that ABC's Chris Cuomo resigned from the network today, via email. ABC News spokesperson ... [TVNewser]

Who Should Replace George On "This Week"|NewsHour's New Site|NYT Layoff Memo|More Challenges For Freelancers|Mag Publishers Could Unveil Consortium As Soon As Monday - Posted December 4, 2009
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Who Should Replace George On "This Week"|NewsHour's New Site|NYT Layoff Memo|More Challenges For Freelancers|Mag Publishers Could Unveil Consortium As Soon As Monday - Posted December 4, 2009
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With George Stephanopoulos Nearly Locked In, What About the Rest of 'Good Morning America?' - Posted December 4, 2009
With George Stephanopoulos offered the job of co-hosting "Good Morning America," a game of musical anchor chairs is about to play out at ABC News. In addition to filling his seat at ABC's "This Week," which last week was ... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Tops Sunday Show Ratings in Week of 'GMA' Offer - Posted December 4, 2009
George Stephanopoulos is not just in the news for his "GMA" offer this week. For the first time ... [TVNewser]

VOTE: The Next 'This Week' Host - Posted December 4, 2009
With George Stephanopoulos all but packing his bags for New York to take over for Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America," who should take over for him on "This Week?" ... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Offered "GMA" Anchor Spot|Town & Country Tries Something New|NYT Reporter Speaks Out On New WH Pool Members|Another Buyer For Worcester Paper|Boston Globe Union Ousts Prez - Posted December 3, 2009
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Stephanopoulos Offered "GMA" Anchor Spot|Town & Country Tries Something New|NYT Reporter Speaks Out On New WH Pool Members|Another Buyer For Worcester Paper|Boston Globe Union Ousts Prez - Posted December 3, 2009
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George Stephanopoulos Offered 'Good Morning America' Job - Posted December 3, 2009
WaPo's Howard Kurtz reports George Stephanopoulos has been offered the job of co-anchor of "Good Morning America." Stephanopoulos has been the most-talked about candidate for the position which will be vacat... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Gears Up for Move to "GMA" - Posted December 3, 2009
For those reading the tea leaves, it has become increasingly clear that George Stephanopoulos is ABC's pick to replace Diane Sawyer at "Good Morning America." One indication that poi... [FishbowlDC]

Coverage Plans: President Obama's Tuesday Address - Posted November 30, 2009
President Obama will address the nation from West Point 8pmET tomorrow on his Afghanistan plans. TVNewser reports that all networks will carry Obama's primetime address. And we're beginning to hear just how the nets and cable will cover... • CBS: Katie Couric will anchor CBS' live broadcas... [FishbowlDC]

Cap File to Fete New Holiday Issue - Posted November 30, 2009
Capitol File has been silent on the party circuit since their big WHCA fete but they're back for the holidays. The mag will be throwing a launch party for its new Holiday issue featuring cover star and local girl (Chevy Chase born and bred) Hillary Rhoda... [FishbowlDC]

Early Sunday Show Listings - Posted November 25, 2009
This Sunday after Thanksgiving... • David Gregory will moderate NBC's "Meet the Press" with guests Pastor Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose Driven Life" and foundation co-chairs Bill and Melinda Gates. • On CBS, Harry Smith will substitute for ... [FishbowlDC]

What Else is Going On Tonight... - Posted November 24, 2009
One TVNewser who's not gonna make it to tonight's State Dinner at the White House is George Stephanopoulos... The "This Week" anchor (and rumored possible future "GMA" anchor) is hosting a screening of George Clooney's latest "Up in the Air" with his wife actress ... [FishbowlDC]

Overheard in the GMA Studio - Posted November 20, 2009
According to sources on the set of "Good Morning America" yesterday, staffers were talking about the "get" that was Chaz Bono. When the subject of George Stephanopoulos vs. Chris Cuomo... [TVNewser]

Gibson Wanted Stephanopoulos for 'World News?' - Posted November 18, 2009
NY Posts' Page 6 reports that insiders at ABC are saying Charlie Gibson was not as happy about his "World News" replacement, Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

What's Bob Schieffer Think about George Stephanopoulos' Possible Move to GMA? - Posted November 16, 2009
"I think George would be terrific at it. But I would just say this: 'George, I hope you know what you're gettin' into, son.'" • From Marisa Guthrie's "Go Ahead, Make My Sunday" story in B&a... [TVNewser]

George in the Morning? - Posted November 13, 2009
The Daily Beast reports today that ABC President David Westin was in Washington this week to chat with George Stephanopoulos about "Good Morning America." A source close to "GMA" tells the Daily Beast the gig is "George's now ... [FishbowlDC]

NYT's David Rohde Keynotes ICFJ Awards Dinner - Posted November 13, 2009
Held captive for seven months, NYT's David Rohde spoke of the Taliban's strong grip on the ground in Pakistan and Afghanistan and what this means for U.S. policy as the keynote speaker for ICFJ's 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner, held last night at the Ronald Reagan Center. It was Rohde's first speaking appearance... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: Schieffer Shines - Posted November 12, 2009
It's a good week for Bob Schieffer and CBS' Face the Nation. Schieffer tied ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos for second in total viewers and won the demo (25-54). David Gregory and NBC's "Meet the Press" took the first pl... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 11.10.09 - Posted November 10, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Sesame Street is coming to DC... in celebration of the show's 40th anniversary, Union Station will display an exhibit called "Sesame Street: The Longest Street in the World." Kick-off party with Elmo and Telly tonight. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 11.03.09 - Posted November 3, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! "By the People," the documentary chronicling Obama's presidential campaign, premieres this Election Day on HBO tonight. Join FBDC and TVNewser for a few drinks at ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: Close Race! - Posted October 29, 2009
For Sunday October 25, 2009, "MTP" with David Gregory held on to the first place spot in both categories but "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos tailed Gregory by only 50,000 total viewers. CBS' "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer... [FishbowlDC]

Trick or Treat: DC Journos Talk Halloween Costumes - Posted October 28, 2009
When it comes to Halloween, I like to do it right or not at all (see Bjork of 2006). But this year, I'm stumped. With the haunted holiday only days away, I reached out to some Washington journos for ideas and inspiration. So, what are your fav. journos wearing... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.27.09 - Posted October 27, 2009
Ain't interactive media just grand? The ladies of the Reliable Source interact with their commenters. Ah, the irony... What we know and what we're reading this Tuesday... TV | NEWSPAPERS | WEST WING REPORTAGE | ... [FishbowlDC]

Why the Changes Coming to GMA are not as Easy as ABC - Posted October 23, 2009
The Plot thickens at "Good Morning America." Buzz at ABC is that co-anchor Diane Sawyer is lobbying management to hold off announcing her "GMA" replacement until after she leaves for "World News." News division chief ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.21.09 - Posted October 21, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Hanson ... [FishbowlDC]

"If They're Going for a Big Name to Replace a Big Name, Who's Bigger than George?' - Posted October 21, 2009
We're curious - is it George? Despite media reports to the contrary, George Stephanopoulos' coronation as new co-anchor of "Good Morning America" is not a ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Notes - Posted October 19, 2009
• Conflicts between the White House and Fox News remained a topic of discussion on the Sunday shows this weekend. This is after White House communications director Anita Dunn appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" last week and said of Fox, "Let's not pretend they're a news network..." On "... [FishbowlDC]

Stephanopoulos Named Sawyer's Substitute - Posted October 17, 2009
ABC News has announced that once Diane Sawyer moves in to the "World News" anchor chair following Charlie Gibson's retirement next year, "This Week" host ... [TVNewser]

More News Notes: Stephopoulos, Dickerson & Feist - Posted October 16, 2009
• It's been a good week for George Stephanopoulos. He was the only TV newser to make GQ's "50 Most Powerful People in DC" list, his show "This Week" took second place in the Sunday show ratings, and just now ABC announced Stephanopoulos will be Diane Sawyer's primary substitute anchor of... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: "MTP" Holds First - Posted October 16, 2009
David Gregory and "Meet the Press" held first in both total viewers and demographic last Sunday. "Face the Nation" and Bob Schieffer, who pulled the highest ratings in the 25-54 demo the week before, slipped to third in both categories while GQ's "Most Powerful" listee ... [FishbowlDC]

Ask Santa for George and Ali - Posted October 14, 2009
If you have considered asking Santa Claus for George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth, this might be your lucky Christmas. For a mere $200K, you can purchase a dream dinner party with Steph, Wentworth and 13 other celebs from N... [FishbowlDC]

Stephanopoulos Makes GQ List - Posted October 14, 2009
•GQ released its list of the "50 Most Powerful People in D.C." and one newser made the list: ABC's George Stephanopoulos (#31). GQ writes: "The questions he asks...are much tougher and more forward-looking than those you get on the other Su... [TVNewser]

GQ's "50 Most": The Powerful Party - Posted October 14, 2009
They came, we saw, we tallied... Yesterday we filled you in on exactly who made GQ's "50 Most Powerful People in DC" (and who was snubbed). Then ... [FishbowlDC]

GQ's "50 Most Powerful in DC" List: One Degree of Obama - Posted October 13, 2009
Photo from GQ.com. Forget Kevin Bacon. President Barack Obama and VP ... [FishbowlDC]

The Video Wall: Beck, Stephanopoulos, Deen, Gregory... - Posted October 10, 2009
> Stephen Colbert defends "silver gopher" Glenn Beck by comparing him to...himself. > ABC's George Stephanopoulos appears on "Hannity" and discusses Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.09.09 - Posted October 9, 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. The President woke up this morning a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Above is the photo that was brought to White House press secretary ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: Schieffer Wins Demo - Posted October 8, 2009
CBS' Bob Schieffer and "Face the Nation" put the smack down in the demo ratings this week, earning first place bragging rights in adults 25-54. David Gregory and "Meet the Press" earned the gold in total viewers while George Stephanopoulos... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.08.09 - Posted October 8, 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 (one-day-belated) 13th birthday to Fox News ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Types Turn Out for Meridian Ball - Posted October 5, 2009
George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth, ... [FishbowlDC]

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

News Notes: Media Types and Pols at "First Draft of History" - Posted October 2, 2009
• Today's schedule at the Atlantic's "First Draft of History," Washington's Ideas Forum at the Newseum... CNBC's Maria Bartiromo interviews Larry Summers, Jacob Weisberg interviews Brian Schweitzer, Howard Fineman interviews ... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Graces Cap File's Fall Issue - Posted September 29, 2009
It's ABC's Diane Sawyer who graces the cover of the latest Capitol File, but the mag's real "it" girl is new Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: Season & Week - Posted September 25, 2009
For Sunday, September 20, 2009, "Meet the Press" with David Gregory took the first place spot over ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" who placed second with a viewing gap of a mere 210,000 viewers. CBS' "Face the Nation" w/ Bob Schief... [FishbowlDC]

DC's Newest Sunday Show Anchor Makes Debut this Weekend - Posted September 25, 2009
This Sunday Roland Martin joins the company of Bob Schieffer... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 09.25.09 - Posted September 25, 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]

TVNewsers Guest Hosting 'The View' This Week - Posted September 21, 2009
With Elizabeth Hasselbeck on maternity leave, a couple of ladynewsers will be sitting in this week. Mika Brzezinski is in tomor... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Wrap-Up: Obama-Rama - Posted September 21, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video • Above, on CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday, Howard Kurtz discussed, among other topics, President Obama's five-Sunday-show-blitz with WaPo's Chris Cillizza... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Pretapes Sunday Shows Today - Posted September 18, 2009
CBS' Bob Schieffer, NBC's David Gregory, ABC's George Stephanopoulos and CNN's John King are all headed to the White House this afternoon to pre-tape thei... [FishbowlDC]

The Other Sunday Show Guests... - Posted September 17, 2009
We all know President Obama will be the headliner on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN- and Univision- this Sunday and now we're starting to hear other guests the shows are lining up... • ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos": Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile, WSJ's ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted September 16, 2009
What we almost missed today... • NBC's David Gregory informed us on Twitter today: "I'm moderating a debate between VA gov candidates Deeds & McDonnell tomorrow on NewsChannel 8 @ 11AM and also on http://www.news8.net/" • Politico's Click spotted ABC's Diane Sawyer and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Q&A Cafe is Back! - Posted September 16, 2009
Carol Joynt announced the return of the "Q&A Cafe" on her blog this week. The "Q&A Cafe" was displaced after eight years when her Georgetown restaurant Nathans recently closed. Ali Wentworth will be Joynt's first celebrity guest on October 15th at the program's new location-- the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown. We're excit... [FishbowlDC]

No Exclusives Here. Sunday Shows Prep For Obama - Posted September 15, 2009
The press releases are starting to come out about this Sunday's full slate of interviews Pres. Obama is giving to ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and Univision. We hear the interviews will most likely be taped on Friday at the White House. • NBC says David Gregory's "one-on-one" will cover "the many challenges... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Notes: CNN in HD, Norah for Chris, Ratings, and George - Posted September 14, 2009
• CNN's "State of the Union with John King" debuted a new open in HD yesterday. • MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell filled in for Chris Matthews on his Sunday show for the first time yesterday. • Your Sunday show ratings for last week, co... [FishbowlDC]

Another ABCer Going to Fox - Posted September 10, 2009
Okay, it's just for tonight. But TVNewser hears ABC's George Stephanopoulos will be on "The O'Reilly Factor" tonight assessing las... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama's Address to Joint Session: ABC, CBS, NBC to Carry - Posted September 4, 2009
We told you earlier that the President would address a joint session of Congress Wednesday evening at 8pmET. We now know that there will be a Republican response to follow. Networks- who's carrying it? TVNewser reports... ABC - will carry the joint session and the GOP response with Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos... [FishbowlDC]

ABC, CBS, NBC to Carry Obama & GOP Response; FOX Unlikely - Posted September 4, 2009
It's official. Pres. Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday is set for 8pmET, with a Republican response to follow. The cable news channels will give extensive coverage to both. As for the broadcast nets: ABC - will carry the joint session and the GOP response with Charlie Gibson... [TVNewser]

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

Stephanopoulos Anchoring 'World News' Tonight - Posted September 3, 2009
If you're watching ABC "World News" tonight and wondering where Charlie Gibson went, put away your spiral notebook of conspiracy theories, he's on vacation. An ABC News spokesperson told TVNewser that Gibson had long planned to take a few days off around Labor Day. "He always... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: Schieffer Shakes Things Up - Posted September 3, 2009
NBC's David Gregory and "MTP" again held on to first place this week but Bob Schieffer and CBS' "Face the Nation" shook things up by tying ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos in total viewers and knocking ABC into third place ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC: Vote for Washington's "Hardest Working" Journo - Posted September 2, 2009
FishbookDC: Cast Your Vote for Hardest Working Washington Journo of 2009(polls) ... [FishbowlDC]

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

Kennedy Funeral: Quotes from the Morning - Posted August 29, 2009
During today's funeral Mass coverage for Sen. Kennedy, there was ample time for newsers to add their own color to the proceedings. We've collected a small sample of the quotes we heard that supplemented this morning's coverage as we flipped between networks. Shepard Smi... [TVNewser]

Kennedy Coverage on TV Tonight and Tomorrow - Posted August 28, 2009
Tonight a "Celebration of Life Memorial Service" will be held for Senator Ted Kennedy at the JFK Library in Boston. Saturday, the Senator's funeral services will be held in Boston and in Arlington National Cemetery. Here's how it will be covered (via TVNewser): CNN: Beginning at 7pmET, Campbell Brown and Wolf Blitzer... [FishbowlDC]

Kennedy Funeral : Broadcast Network Plans - Posted August 28, 2009
And here are some the early details of how Sen. Kennedy's funeral mass in Boston and burial service in Arlington National Cemetery will be covered by the broadcast networks tomorrow: Saturday morning, Kate Snow will anchor "GMA" from the JFK Library in Boston. A... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: #1 NBC, #2 ABC, #3 CBS, #4 FOX - Posted August 27, 2009
NBC's "Meet the Press" with David Gregory took first place in the Sunday show showdown this week. "MTP" pulled over half a million more total viewers than ABC but "This Week" and George Stephanopoulos continued to close the viewing gap (the 26th week since January) with "Meet." CBS' "Face the... [FishbowlDC]

DC Journos Reflect on Senator Kennedy's Life and Legacy - Posted August 26, 2009
There were many remembrances today of Senator Ted Kennedy. Here are just some from DC journos that caught our eye... ... [FishbowlDC]

Sen. Edward Kennedy 1932-2009 - Posted August 26, 2009
Sen. Edward Kennedy died overnight after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. Sen. Kennedy died at his home in Hyannis Port, MA. ABC News was first to report the news at 1:18amET with Terry Moran anchoring and George Stephanopoulos repo... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.24.09 - Posted August 24, 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]

Most Recent Sunday Show Ratings - Posted August 20, 2009
TVNewser: NBC's "Meet the Press" had a strong first-place showing this week, pulling away from "This Week" by 889K Total Viewers with it's best number since April 19, 2009. Among other guests, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow made her ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: August 16, 2009 - Posted August 20, 2009
NBC's "Meet the Press" had a strong first-place showing this week, pulling away from "This Week" by 889K Total Viewers with its best number since April 19, 2009. Among other guests, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow made her first MTP appearance this week. ... [TVNewser]

Taking Out The Trash: Hollywood Edition - Posted August 18, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Wolf Blitzer, George Stephanopoulos, Cokie Roberts, Candy Crowley, ... [FishbowlDC]

Newsers on Millionaire - Posted August 18, 2009
Tonight, PBS' Gwen Ifill will appear as a part of the "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" special, primetime run. For the 10th Anniversary celebration of the show, original host Regis Philbin returned and introduced a new life-line called "Ask the Expert" where... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: MTP Takes Total, "This Week" Wins Demo - Posted August 13, 2009
Looks like George Stephanopoulos' win over David Gregory last week was more than a fluke. Although "Meet" pulled more total viewers, "This Week" won the demographic (25-54) for the second week in a row. Ratings for Sunday, August 9, 2009: NBC "MEET THE PRESS" 2,990,000(total)970,000/.8(demo) ... [FishbowlDC]

Birthday "Blitz!" CNN's Situation Room Celebrates 4 Years - Posted August 10, 2009
Happy 4th birthday to CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer! Wolf toasted his anniversary on air today...only to get jabbed by fellow CNN anchor Jack Cafferty who said to Blitzer, "You kno... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Shows: "This Week" Overtakes "Meet" - Posted August 6, 2009
The Sunday show ratings are in... Last Sunday marks the first time in ten years that "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" scored first over "Meet the Press" in both overall viewers and demographic during regular coverage. Here is the breakdown: ABC "This Week" 2.80M /... [FishbowlDC]

Ambassador Holbrooke to Keynote ICFJ's Awards Dinner - Posted August 6, 2009
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke will keynote the International Center for Journalists' 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner this November. He will also be honored for his "distinguished career in public service." The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh will receive the ICFJ ... [FishbowlDC]

"This Week" Is #1 for First Time in 10 Years - Posted August 6, 2009
For the first time since June 27th, 1999, ABC's "This Week" drew more Total Viewers and A25-54 demo viewers than NBC's "Meet The Press," the longest running show in television history. The ratings win for "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" marks the first time in over ten years that the... [TVNewser]

George Plays "Sportscenter" - Posted August 6, 2009
... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: July 26 - Posted July 31, 2009
For the 23rd week in a row, "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" cut into the lead held by "Meet the Press with David Gregory." MTP remains in first place in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo, but the gap, which a year ago was at 1.37M Total Viewers / 650K... [TVNewser]

Clinton Pulls More Viewers on "This Week" than on "Meet" - Posted July 30, 2009
Last Sunday, NBC's "Meet the Press" reported 2.959 million total viewers and 953,000 in the demo when Sec. of State Hillary Clinton appeared as David Gregory's headliner. On June 7, when George Stephanopoulos snagged Clinton, "This ... [FishbowlDC]

Great Wall Built Around ABC Blogs - Posted July 27, 2009
"Oops. This link appears to be broken." That's the message you'd get by trying to access ABC's World Newser blog, Jake Tapper's "Political Punch" or George Stephanopoulos' "... [FishbowlDC]

Hillary Clinton To Meet The Press This Weekend - Posted July 22, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will join David Gregory on this Sunday's Meet the Press for the full hour. According to MTP's website: "She'll go one-on-one with David Gregory about her role in the Obama administration and the many hot spots around the globe: Nuclear threats in Iran and North Korea; Fig... [FishbowlDC]

White House Changes Wednesday's Press Conference To 8pmET - Posted July 20, 2009
The White House just announced in a press release that President Obama's press conference this Wednesday will now be at 8pmET, instead of at 9pmET, as previously announced on Twitter. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs also made this announcement at the top of the daily briefing. RELATED: CBS announced today that it will... [FishbowlDC]

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

A Tale of Two Contractors - Posted July 16, 2009
Strange world we live in. Today, the following things happened: PJ Gach, who was acting as interim senior editor at Shecky's for the past three months on contract, was let go last week. Gach had hoped the freelance gig would turn into a full-time position: "Since I moved to New York in... [MediaJobsDaily]

Klingebiel Parts w/ Politico for Temp Steph Staffer Gig at ABC News - Posted July 16, 2009
Jackie Klingebiel, a senior web producer at Politico is packing her bags and heading to ABC News (at least for now). At ABC News, Klingebiel will be working as a digital producer for George Stephanopoulos. A source at ABC tells FishbowlDC that Klingebiel's new post isn't permanent. She'll be filling in fo... [FishbowlDC]

Is ABC Stealing a Line from NBC? - Posted July 10, 2009
A tipster noticed a new promotional spot for "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" includes the line: "If it's Sunday Morning, it's George." The sign-off, "If it's Sunday, it's 'Meet the Press'" has been a fixture at the close of the NBC public affairs show for ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings - Posted July 9, 2009
"Meet the Press" with David Gregory was pre-empted Sunday for the Wimbledon's Men Finals, allowing "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos to win both total viewers and the demo. The ABC show was up 15% in Total Viewers from the same weekend last year, up 27% in A25-54 viewers. That's a 9%... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings - July 5, 2009 - Posted July 9, 2009
Without "Meet the Press" (due to the Wimbledon Men's Final) "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" wins the Sunday show race. The ABC show was up 15% in Total Viewers from the same weekend last year, up 27% in A25-54 viewers. "Week" is up 9% year-to-date, while CBS' "Face the Nation with... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.06.09 - Posted July 6, 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 NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: June 28, 2009 - Posted July 3, 2009
"Meet the Press with David Gregory was #1 again last week and for the second quarter of 2009 - the show's 47th consecutive quarterly win in Total Viewers. But the gap continues to narrow. "Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer" was second in Total Viewers last week while "This Week with ... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Travels With VP Biden To Iraq For "This Week" Exclusive Interview - Posted July 2, 2009
ABC "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos will travel to Iraq this 4th of July weekend with Vice President Joe Biden for an exclusive Sunday show interview. From ABC's release: Our EXCLUSIVE headliner this Sunday from Iraq: Vice President Joe Biden. George Stephanopoulos travels with the Vice President, who... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.26.09 - Posted June 26, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Friday morning... PRINT | TV | ONLINE | ... [FishbowlDC]

International Center for Journalists Set To Honor New Yorker's Hersh - Posted June 24, 2009
The International Center for Journalists announced today that investigative reporter Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker will be awarded the group's prestigious Founders Award later this year. Her... [Fishbowl NY]

International Center for Journalists Set To Honor New Yorker's Hersh - Posted June 24, 2009
The International Center for Journalists announced today that investigative reporter Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker will be awarded the group's prestigious Founders Award later this year. Her... [FishbowlNY]

Who's The Most Sought After Sunday Show Guest In Washington? - Posted June 24, 2009
David Gregory, Bob Schieffer and George Stephanopoulos at CSIS yesterday. It's a million dollar question- and the answer will really surprise you. Who is the most sought after Sunday show guest in Washington? ... [FishbowlDC]

"This Week" Roundtable Discusses Pres. Obama And Fox News Relationship - Posted June 22, 2009
Yesterday on ABC's "This Week," George Stephanopoulos and his roundtable discussed the relationship between President Obama and Fox News in light of comments the President made to CNBC's John Harwood in an interview last week. Stephanopoulos: You know, George, I've always been struck by how -- and it's not ... [FishbowlDC]

"I've Always Been Struck By How Obsessed the President and the White House are with Fox News" - Posted June 22, 2009
On ABC's "This Week," George Stephanopoulos and his roundtable did a little "Reliable Sources" thing where they looked at media coverage, based on what Pres. Obama told CNBC's John Harwood last week about the coverage of him on Fox News. ... [TVNewser]

DC Journo Dads Among Those Honored By National Father's Day Committee - Posted June 18, 2009
The National Father's Day Committee held their 68th annual "Father of ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Weekly Standard Sold|Chris Matthews Helps Honor Dads|WaPo Dumps Froomkin|ABC's Sciutto Roped Into Iran Twitter Scam|NYT's Keller Still Talking About His Reporting In Iran - Posted June 18, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colsp... [Fishbowl NY]

Weekly Standard Sold|Chris Matthews Helps Honor Dads|WaPo Dumps Froomkin|ABC's Sciutto Roped Into Iran Twitter Scam|NYT's Keller Still Talking About His Reporting In Iran - Posted June 18, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colsp... [FishbowlNY]

Chris Matthews Hosts Event Honoring Fathers - Posted June 18, 2009
The National Father's Day Committee held their 68th annual "Father of the Year" awards lunch today in New York, emceed by MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Recipients ranged from Michael Krzyzewski ("Coach K") to Gen. ... [TVNewser]

The Atlantic Names Top 30 Washington Insiders on Twitter - Posted June 17, 2009
Who are the top Washington insiders to follow on Twitter? The Atlantic released a list of their 30 picks today. Mike Allen Blogger, Politico Marc Ambinder Politics Editor, The Atlantic ... [FishbowlDC]

Remembering Russert: DC And Beyond Reflect - Posted June 15, 2009
This past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the death of Tim Russert. The journalism icon was remembered this weekend throughout DC and beyond- with tributes in his hometown newspaper, The Buffalo News, on NBC by his former colleagues, and also by his former competitors. "Meet the Press" anchor David Gregory... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview: June 13-14, 2009 - Posted June 12, 2009
The Situation Room w/ Wolf Blitzer: Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) will discuss gas pipeline, Letterman feud, Obama and 2012. Dir. OMB Peter Orszag, Sen. Judd Gregg ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: "This Week" On Top w/ "Meet" On Break - Posted June 11, 2009
"Meet the Press" did not air this week due to NBC's coverage of the French Open allowing ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" to claim the top-rated Sunday show spot. Sans French Open, the battle would certainly have proved interesting with Sec. of State Hillary Clinton booked for Steph's show. ABC, FOX... [FishbowlDC]

With MTP Off, ABC's "This Week" Wins - Posted June 11, 2009
ABC's This Week was the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs show last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Meet the Press did not air due to French Open coverage. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton was George Stephanopoulos' guest on Sunday. Not surprisingly all three broadcasts grew week-to-week in Total... [TVNewser]

Greta, George Interview Sec. of State Clinton - Posted June 4, 2009
Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren continues her reporting from Egypt (she rode a camel yesterday) with an interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this morning. The inter... [TVNewser]

GM Everywhere: Networks Cover Obama Speech - Posted June 1, 2009
The cablers and networks covered President Barack Obama's remarks about the GM bankruptcy this afternoon, with George Stephanopoulos anchoring on ABC, ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview for 05.31.09 - Posted May 29, 2009
So our headline has become a bit misleading...really should read "Weekend Show Preview." That said, I think it is just about complete. NBC's Meet the Press with David Gregory: Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. ... [FishbowlDC]

George Stephanopoulos: "I Developed A Thick Skin" - Posted May 29, 2009
In the wake of President Obama's selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court nominee, Marketwatch's Jon Friedman ... [TVNewser]

IFC's Make Media Matter Event - Posted May 28, 2009
If you follow us on Twitter, you might have caught a few my snarktastic tweets from IFC's Make Media Matter event that was held at the Newseum this afternoon. Here are a few highlights: We learned that Tucker Carlson is "not black" but he does think that the price of computers has come... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 05.28.09 - Posted May 28, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Happy Birthday to WaPo Publisher Katharine Weymouth Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Here's what we're reading this Thursday morning... TV | MAGAZINES | WEB | ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: "Meet" Slides, Steph Pulls Second - Posted May 21, 2009
For the week of May 11, NBC's "Meet the Press" held its first place spot but Gregory's lead continues to slip. ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" closed the YOY gap with "Meet" for the 16th consecutive week. More interesting, "Meet" held its first place spot but the show dropped 23% compared... [FishbowlDC]

"The War Room" Reunites At Reel Journalism Screening - Posted May 20, 2009
George Stephanopoulos, Dee Dee Myers and Paul Begala were at the Newseum Monday for a special screening of "The War Room," as part of Nick Clooney's Reel... [FishbowlDC]

How Much Would You Pay To Have Lunch With Chris Matthews? Or Tour This Week Set With George? - Posted May 14, 2009
How much would you pay to have lunch or dinner with Chris Matthews at the Willard? $1,550? How about to tour the set of This Week with George Stephanopoulos? ... [FishbowlDC]

A Can't-Miss "Reel Journalism" Event: The War Room - Posted May 13, 2009
The Newseum and American University will host another Reel Journalism event on Monday, May 18th at the 7PM. Screening: "The War Room," a documentary released in 1993, takes a behind-the-scenes look into the Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. Who: Host Nick Clooney will lead a discussion about the love-hate relationship between candidates and the press... [FishbowlDC]

Anderson Cooper Worth More Than Bill O'Reilly? - Posted May 13, 2009
He may trounce him in the ratings, but in an upcoming auction for charity, a studio tour and meet-and-greet with CNN's Anderson Cooper is priced higher than a similar tour with FNC's Bill O'Reilly. ... [TVNewser]

Nerd Prom: That's A Wrap - Posted May 11, 2009
Some leftover inside scoops from the WHCD, affectionately called Nerd Prom by DC journos... • The real story with Ben and Jen-- Jennifer Garner cancelled on host CBS earlier last week and Ben Affleck at the last minute because he was "very sick." • We spotted ... [FishbowlDC]

Meet's Biggest Victory Since March - Posted May 7, 2009
"Meet the Press with David Gregory" was the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs show last week, ahead of 2nd place "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. NBC's Total Viewer lead over 2nd place was the most ... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Talks "Vegas" Night in D.C., Who Will Break His Heart - Posted May 7, 2009
This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos appeared last night on The Daily Show, and talked with Jon Stewart about the White House Correspondents Dinner. "It's literally like, one night it's Vegas, anything goes," said Stewart. In an interesting final question, Stewart asked, "Pick the guy on the Obama team that's going to... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 05.07.09 - Posted May 7, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c... [FishbowlDC]

Dylan Ratigan Stays On NBC|ABC News Launches YouTube Channel|Amazon PItches Kindle To Students|Portfolio's Havens Finds A Home At The Atlantic|Gawker Advertises - Posted May 6, 2009
TVNewser: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Dylan Ratigan Stays On NBC|ABC News Launches YouTube Channel|Amazon PItches Kindle To Students|Portfolio's Havens Finds A Home At The Atlantic|Gawker Advertises - Posted May 6, 2009
TVNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted May 6, 2009
What we almost missed today... • The MediaGuardian reports BBC is cutting almost 90 jobs over the next year. "Today's announcement represents the third year of a rolling programme of cuts in BBC News. In the previous two years costs savings have resulted from the merging of TV, radio and online journalists... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Lauer, Stephanopoulos, King... - Posted May 6, 2009
> NBC's Matt Lauer gets the first live interview with Elizabeth Edwards since the release of her new book, Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities. The interview happens Monday morning on the Today show.... [TVNewser]

Totally Tubular: ABC News Launches YouTube Channel - Posted May 6, 2009
Need a quick hit of ABC News? Now you can get your fix on YouTube. The network announced their YouTube channel, YouTube.com/ABCNEWS today. The site will offer visitors breaking news and highlights from "Good Morning America," "World News with Charles Gibson," "Nightline," "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," "20... [FishbowlDC]

WHCA Dinner Guest Lists: ABC Cleans Up, Others Grumble? - Posted April 30, 2009
What do WH Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, CIA Director Leon Panetta and WH Advisers Valerie Jarrett & ... [FishbowlDC]

"Meet" #1, "Face" #2 Last Sunday - Posted April 30, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press with David Gregory was the top-rated Sunday morning show last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. CBS's Face the Nation was #2 for the week. Year-to-date, the Bob Schieffer broadcast is up 16% in Total Viewers and up 13% in A25-54 viewers compared to... [TVNewser]

Is ABC News Hogging White House Dinner Guests? - Posted April 30, 2009
The Hill reports on next weekend's White House Correspondents Association Dinner - the party of the year where the media elite, politicos and Hollywood stars come together. But, The Hil... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: ABC and CBS Catching Up to NBC's "Meet" - Posted April 30, 2009
Running neck and neck with CBS' "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer, ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos continues to close in on NBC's "Meet the Press" with David Gregory. According to Nielsen, April 20th marked the 13th co... [FishbowlDC]

Obama's 100th Day Media Preview - Posted April 29, 2009
UPDATED: As you know, TODAY marks the President's first 100 days in office. FBDC has compiled a list of coverage, events and/or special reports for the event. We'll continue updating throughout the day so send us your organization's info and plans to be added to the mix. Last Night On ABC's "Nightline"... [FishbowlDC]

Which TVNewsers Are Invited To Washington's "Off-The-Record Dinners"? - Posted April 27, 2009
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz reports that for the past year, there have been a series of "off-the-record dinners" for top newsmakers and journos, organiz... [TVNewser]

Author Lee Woodruff Celebrates Twitter - Posted April 24, 2009
During her keynote speech at the New York Round Table Writers' Conference this afternoon, author Lee Woodruff told a starstruck audience of writers how ... [GalleyCat]

Sunday Show Ratings: Stephanopoulos Closing In On Gregory - Posted April 23, 2009
For the 12th consecutive week, "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos" closed the total viewing gap with NBC's "Meet the Press" but CBS' "Face the Nation" pulled in the second most total viewers. NBC "MEET THE PRESS" 3,440,000 1,250,000/1.0 CBS "FACE THE NATION" 2,940,000 ... [FishbowlDC]

Anchor Chairs: The White House Seating Chart - Posted April 23, 2009
As part of a TIME photo essay — "Obama's First 100 Days: Behind-the-Scenes Photos" — Time.com features a pic of the seating chart used for February's White House press luncheon. The guest list included ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted April 22, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Good Morning America's weather anchor Sam Champion was in our neck of the woods today to celebrate Earth Day from Great Falls on the Potomac. He took a bit of a spill learning how to repel down a rock, but TVNewser reports everyone is ok. They... [FishbowlDC]

Stephanopoulos Interviews Ahmadinejad in Iran - Posted April 22, 2009
George Stephanopoulos gives some background about his interview with Iranian President Mah... [TVNewser]

On Sunday Morning, "The Throne is Empty" - Posted April 20, 2009
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz writes ... [TVNewser]

Wallace on Sunday Shows: "The Throne Is Empty" - Posted April 20, 2009
Huffington Post's Media section this morning TVNewser: WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Sexy Times w/ Stephanopoulos v. Klondike Bar - Posted April 16, 2009
During her weekly appearance on Oprah's "Friday Live" last week, Ali Wentworth, actress and wife of ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos shared a story of daughter, Elliott catching her and George having "marital relations." Later in the program she told audiences, "I like it [sex]. I don't love it. I... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric: "I Don't Think Anybody Gives a Rats Ass Whether I Am About to Eat a Tuna Sandwich" - Posted April 16, 2009
During a mid-week trip out west, tvnewsers Katie Couric and George Stephanopoulos spoke to a group of aspiring journalists at USC as each received ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Reel Journalism Screens "The Soloist" - Posted April 15, 2009
Last night former WaPo VP Pat Butler joined Nick Clooney and LA Times columnist ... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Represent On Wash Life's A List - Posted April 13, 2009
Journos making Washington Life's 2009 A List cut: Ben Bradlee, Sally Quinn, David Brooks, David Gregory... [FishbowlDC]

What Happened to Rick Warren on This Week? - Posted April 13, 2009
Pastor Rick Warren was scheduled as Sunday's guest on ABC's This Week, but canceled just "moments before the scheduled interview," George Stephanopoulos explained in the show open. "Happy Easter and Happy Passover. For those of you tuning in this morning expecting to hear from Pastor Rick Warren, we were too, but the... [FishbowlDC]

A Few Notes on the Sunday Shows - Posted April 6, 2009
• Turns out NBC's Meet the Press' exclusive with General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson wasn't much of an exclusive. Henderson was also booked on CNN's State of the Union Sunday. TVNewser has more. • US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice was George Stephanopoulos' guest yesterday. TVNew... [FishbowlDC]

Will "This Week" Disclose Guest is Married to the EP? - Posted April 4, 2009
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice will be George Stephanopoulos' guest tomorrow on "Th... [TVNewser]

Three Broadcast Nets, Three Ways to Watch Obama - Posted April 2, 2009
ABC is preempting its broadcast programming this afternoon for Pres. Obama's news conference from the G-20. Charlie Gibson, in London, will anchor with White House correspondent Jake Tapper contributing. CBS News will Webcast the news conference which begins at approximately 12:45pmET. NBC News is leaving coverage to their cab... [TVNewser]

Who Knew They Were So Cool? - Posted April 1, 2009
Spotted by a FBDC tipster: ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Politico's Jim VandeHei, John Harris and Mike Allen, AP's ... [FishbowlDC]

O'Hearn Rejoins CNN as EP of New Amanpour Show - Posted March 31, 2009
Kathy O'Hearn has been named EP of the new Christiane Amanpour CNNI program. The New York-based, half-hour weekday program is set to launch in September, and will air on CNNI as we... [TVNewser]

Sam Donaldson Stops By Newseum for Some Q and A - Posted March 30, 2009
Photo by Tricia Barba for DCRTV ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson has interviewed every pre... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Goes Inside Chez Stephanopoulos - Posted March 26, 2009
WaPo takes readers inside the home George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth in today's Home section. Most interesting? The custom living room carpet that Wentworth refurbished with a $2.00 box of fabric dye. She says, "citing the poor economy," George declined her suggestion to replace the rug ruined by the couple's do... [FishbowlDC]

Last Week's Sunday Show Ratings: MTP #1, But Competition Closing the Gap - Posted March 20, 2009
From TVNewser: Last Sunday, a week after Americans moved their clocks ahead one hour, the four Sunday morning shows lost a combined 920,000 Total Viewers from the prior week. "Meet the Press with David Gregory" was again #1 drawing 3.7 million Total Viewers. Second place "This Week with ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: March 15, 2009 - Posted March 20, 2009
Last Sunday, a week after Americans moved their clocks ahead one hour, the four Sunday morning shows lost a combined 920,000 Total Viewers from the prior week. "Meet the Press with David Gregory" was again #1 drawing 3.7 million Total Viewers. Second place "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" closed the gap... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos on Twitter Friends: "It Beats High School" - Posted March 19, 2009
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Twitterview? That's what ABC has labeled George Stephanopoulos' first interview on Twitter, conducted Tuesday with Sen. John McCain... [TVNewser]

The Future of Interviewing? - Posted March 17, 2009
ABC's George Stephanopoulos conducted his first ever Twitterview today with Sen. John McCain. WebNewser has the tweetails, full twanscript and tweaction (alright, we're done):... [TVNewser]

Is This TV News's First Twitterview? - Posted March 17, 2009
With only 140 characters to ask and answer a question there is little a politician can do to filibuster during an interviewer's questions. Such was the case this afternoon as ABC's George Stephanopoulos conducted the network's first Twitterview. The Twitterviewee... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Menu: ABC's Terry McCarthy Discusses Coverage in Iraq - Posted March 16, 2009
The Morning Media Menu was joined by ABC News foreign correspondent Terry McCarthy today, who is reporting this week for the week-long series, "Iraq: Where Things Stand." From TVNewser: And as McCarthy told us, according to the recent poll conducted by ABC, majo... [FishbowlDC]

McCarthy on the "Menu": "We Are Now Able To Do Our Jobs Properly in Iraq" - Posted March 16, 2009
Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu we were joined by ABC News foreign correspondent Terry McCarthy, who is reporting this week for the week-long series, "Iraq: Where Things Stand." And as McCarthy told us, according to the ... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Hosts First Twitterview - Posted March 13, 2009
From Webnewser: Last week, ABC's George Stephanopoulos conducted a back-and-forth Twitter exchange with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is one of the most prolific Twitterers in Congress. Well now, the moderator of the Sunday morning public affairs show "This Week" will conduct his ... [FishbowlDC]

George Stephanopoulos To Conduct First Twitterview - Posted March 13, 2009
ABC's George Stephanopoulos will be conducting his first Twitterview, which is essentially interviewing a newsmaker via Twitter, which will create a limitation on questions and answers to 140 characters. And for any politician that will be a challenge, to say the least. ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Host To Conduct First Twitterview - Posted March 13, 2009
Last week, ABC's George Stephanopoulos conducted a back-and-forth Twitter exchange with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is one of the most prolific Twitterers in Congress. ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Sunday Show Ratings: Meet the Press Wins, But Competition Gaining - Posted March 12, 2009
From TVNewser: Meet the Press with David Gregory was the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program for March 8, in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. But This Week with George Stephanopoulos... [FishbowlDC]

Meet the Press Wins, But This Week Gaining - Posted March 12, 2009
Meet the Press with David Gregory was the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program for March 8, in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. But This Week with George Stephanopoulos was the only program to grow week-to-week. Compared to the same week last year, the ABC program cut the gap by 55%... [TVNewser]

Cuomo Talks "Impressions," Twitter, Roker on the Menu - Posted March 11, 2009
After finishing up on ABC's Good Morning America, Chris Cuomo joined us on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu. During GMA's "Big" week, he reported live from the tallest building in the w... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Wins Award Named for her Evening News Predecessor - Posted March 10, 2009
CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric has won a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism from ... [TVNewser]

2009 Walter Cronkite Awards Announced - Posted March 10, 2009
The USC Annenberg School for Communications announced today the ten winners of the 2009 Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. Among them, ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos is being recognized for its On the Trail series, interviews with the 2008 presidential candidates. Now on PBS will also be awarded... [FishbowlDC]

Will Stephanopoulos and Wife Share Guests? - Posted March 9, 2009
Washington Whispers' Paul Bedard recently talked with Alexandra Wentworth (aka Mrs. ... [TVNewser]

Haddad on the "Menu": "You Have to be Do-It-Yourself" - Posted March 6, 2009
Tammy Haddad (founder of Haddad Media) joined us this morning on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu to talk about the future of the industry. Haddad will be moderating a panel on the "New Tools of the Trade" at the TV... [TVNewser]

CSIS Scheiffer Series "Sunday Show Summit" Snowed Out Tonight - Posted March 2, 2009
Tonight's CSIS Schieffer Series, "Sunday Show Summit," with Bob Schieffer and panelists David Gregory, George Stephanopoulos and Chris Wallace has been ca... [FishbowlDC]

Upcoming Events to Check Out - Posted February 27, 2009
Tomorrow at 1pm at Politics & Prose Aram Roston discusses his profile of Ahmed Chalabi, "The Man Who Pushed America to War." Then on Monday, a moment we've all been waiting for... the Sunday Show Showdown, I mean Summit. We see them around the same time every weekend, but never on the... [FishbowlDC]

Battle of the DC Book Party - Posted February 27, 2009
On any given night in DC, champagne flutes are raised for a new book by a journo, a politico, and last night was no exception. Boston Globe editor Martin Baron and Washington Bureau Chief Peter Canellos hosted a book party at the office for "Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted... [FishbowlDC]

CBS, ABC Gaining on NBC's Sunday Grip - Posted February 26, 2009
Meet the Press with David Gregory was again the #1 public affairs show last Sunday, with more than 4 million Total Viewers. But CBS (#2 this week) and ABC (#3) are gaining. When compared to last February, Face the Nation and This Week are up more than half a million. The Bob... [TVNewser]

"Better-Than-Average Lunch" With the Anchors at the White House - Posted February 24, 2009
Not a bad guest list for lunch at the White House this afternoon... Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Bob Schieffer, ... [FishbowlDC]

Anchors Describe Obama Lunch on Web - Posted February 24, 2009
President Barack Obama met with 10 members of the press today over lunch at the White House — two from each network. The guest list consiste... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 16 - Posted February 24, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams placed first in Total Viewers and the A25-45 demo again last week drawing more viewers than the prior week. ABC's World News, with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos subbing, finished more than ... [TVNewser]

Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET (right after our TVNewser Summit party tonight in NYC — it's not too late to RSVP). Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican respon... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
From TVNewser... Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET. Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican response. Each network's coverage plans after the jump. ABC: Charles Gibson and ... [FishbowlDC]

Stephanopoulos Takes on Schwarzenegger - Posted February 23, 2009
On This Week with George Stephanopoulos our Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was interviewed. How cool? Our governor is becoming famous in Washington circles! We're so e... [FishbowlLA]

"In The Trenches" With Some DCNewsers - Posted February 17, 2009
Our friends from FishbowlDC, in addition to having a party in their honor Saturday night, also attended a book party for Stan Greenberg hosted by ... [TVNewser]

Sam Donaldson to Retire from ABC News - Posted February 16, 2009
What better day for Sam Donaldson to announce his retirement than on Presidents' Day. Donaldson, who covered presidents from Kennedy to Obama, is retiring next week from full time work at ABC News. The 41-year ABC News vet will continue to appear occasionally on Th... [TVNewser]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted February 13, 2009
What we almost missed today... NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd says he may be "one of the newbies," but writes on the First Read msnbc.com blog today about the press access restrictions made by the White House. "Nothing is more frustrating than covering an actual event here at the White... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 02.09.09 - Posted February 9, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 02.06.09 - Posted February 6, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Officially Responds to Stephanopoulos-Emanuel Phone Call Questions - Posted February 5, 2009
Since last week's Politico story about the regular phone calls between former Clinton White House'ers Rahm Emanuel, ... [TVNewser]

Meet the Press #1 Last Week - Posted February 1, 2009
NBC's Meet the press was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program last week, winning in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. In the demo, NBC had a 1.1, followed by CBS in 2nd, ABC in 3rd and FOX in 4th. In the Washington, D.C. market, NBC was #1, followed by... [TVNewser]

Around the Fishbowls: Stephanopoulos, Amanpour, Coleman... - Posted January 30, 2009
• FishbowlDC's Patrick Gavin asks "Is Rahm Emanuel Stepanopoulos' #1 Source?" Gavin brings up a phone call George Stephanopoulos received during a Q&A Cafe session. • FishbowlNY's ... [TVNewser]

ABC Digital Rushes Inauguration Video to Store Sites - Posted January 26, 2009
ABC News announced today that it will be releasing a commemorative three-hour DVD, "A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama" on March 3. The ABC News production will be the first commercially available DVD of the Inauguration and will be offered for pre-order at the ABC News Store and... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Newseum's Wall of the Fallen - Posted January 26, 2009
The Huffington Post Pre-Inaugural Ball was held at the Newseum where This Week with George Stephanopoulos is filmed. Snort. The picture above is an exhibit of journalists who have died i... [FishbowlLA]

Around the Fishbowls - Posted January 22, 2009
• FishbowlDC writes about George Stephanopoulos' wife, Ali Wentworth saying on Oprah "we both started crying" while watching The Obamas first dance. • FishbowlLA was down in D.C.... [TVNewser]

ABCNews.com's 8.3 Million Streams - Posted January 21, 2009
ABC News Digital is out with its numbers for yesterday's inauguration coverage. The network had a record 8.3 million views on ABCNEWS.com and across partner sites including Yahoo! and Verizon VCast. ABC embedded its Charlie Gibson, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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

"This Week" #1 For First Time Since 1999 - Posted January 15, 2009
For the first time since 1999, ABC's This Week was the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program in Total Viewers. In the A25-54 demo, NBC won and ABC was second. This was also the first win for George Stephanopoulos as anchor, who took over in Septemb... [TVNewser]

Tapper on the Trail: "It Beats You Up, But It's Worth It" - Posted January 14, 2009
Last Thursday, I spoke with ABC News' new White House correspondent Jake Tapper for mediabistro.com's "So What Do You Do?" series. He talks about his new job (he's "honored" but "it's also i... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.13.09 - Posted January 13, 2009
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]

"This Week" #1 In Overnight Ratings - Posted January 12, 2009
ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos was the top rated Sunday morning public affairs show yesterday, according to the 57 metered markets measuring overnight household viewership. The program featured an exclusive interview with President-elect ... [TVNewser]

ABC Asks "What's The Fix?" - Posted January 9, 2009
ABC News' week-long series, "America's Economy: What's the Fix?" begins this weekend. Part of the series will be George Stephanopoulos' interview with President-elect Barack Obama on "This Week." The series conti... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.09.09 - Posted January 9, 2009
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]

ABC Announces Inauguration Plans - Posted January 8, 2009
ABC News has released its plans for the Presidential Inauguration, and they are promising "more coverage...than any other broadcast network." Coverage begins at 7amET. Some notes: • Good Morning America will air for three hours, followed at 10amET with "Inauguration 2009" anchored by Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Networks Carry Obama Economic Address - Posted January 8, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama delivered a major economic address this morning in Washington, D.C., and the speech was carried by all the broadcast networks, cablers and business networks. Charlie Gibson anchored... [TVNewser]

Obama's Next Stop — "This Week" - Posted January 7, 2009
Following President-elect Barack Obama's interview with CNBC's John Har... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Journos, Matthews, VPs - Posted December 20, 2008
> B&C has the report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. in 2008, 41 journalists were killed while on assignment around the world. That's down from 65 in 2007. Most of the deaths, 11, happened in Iraq. That's down from the record 32 deaths there in 2007. > MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.18.08 - Posted December 18, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC street is featured above? 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 the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Dec. 8 - Posted December 16, 2008
For the ninth week in a row, the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams finished first last week in Total Viewers, and finished first in the A25-54 demo for the third week in a row. ABC World News finished in second place. The nearly 10 million viewers was NBC's highest rating... [TVNewser]

The (Most Likely Silly) Rumor Of The Day - Posted December 15, 2008
What some TV types are talking about today: Was there something to be read into the fact that Gwen Ifill -- who was approached about the "Meet the Press" slot -- did a rare appearance on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on David Gregory... [FishbowlDC]

David Gregory Meets his Sunday Competitors - Posted December 7, 2008
• "This Week" moderator George Stephanopoulos tells TVNewser, "David's a terrific broadcaster and tough competitor. Welcome to the Sunday morning fray!" Stephanopoulos also blogs the "Ten Things David Gregory Needs to Know." #4 is "Never le... [TVNewser]

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

David Gregory All but Certain for Meet the Press - Posted December 2, 2008
According to TVNewser it seems all but a certainty that David Gregory is the new Meet the Press host. HuffPo's ... [Fishbowl NY]

David Gregory All but Certain for Meet the Press - Posted December 2, 2008
According to TVNewser it seems all but a certainty that David Gregory is the new Meet the Press host. HuffPo's ... [FishbowlNY]

This Week's Best in Eight Years - Posted December 1, 2008
This Week with George Stephanopoulos had its best sweeps month ever in both Total Viewers and A25-54. Meet the Press with Tom Brokaw was first in both categories averaging more than 4.5 million Total Viewers. This Week's 3.52 million average is the program's best since November 2000, during the unresolve... [TVNewser]

Common Bond: The Stephanopoulos-Obama Connection - Posted November 20, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Like somebody else in Washington, "This Week's" George Stephanopoulos doesn't want his two young daughters on TV. "They're not allowed to do interviews," he jokes, referring to six-year-old Elliott and three-year-old H... [TVNewser]

Fox News Sunday's Best Ever* - Posted November 13, 2008
Meet the Press is poised to finished first both nationally and in the nation's capital last Sunday. Fox News Sunday, meanwhile, scored its best ratings ever in Washington, DC last weekend (*with the exception of a 3.7 rating during a two-hour show the Sunday after 9/11/01). Fox News Sunday had a 3.5... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.06.08 - Posted November 6, 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]

It's Official: Palin Ignores Sunday Talk Shows - Posted October 31, 2008
This Sunday, November 2, is the final Sunday before Tuesday's highly anticipated presidential election. Gov. Sarah Palin has thus far opted not to participate in what has become a campaign ritual: Interviews on the various Sunday talk show programs. Well, all of the major Sunday talk shows -- NBC's "Meet the Press,"... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.28.08 - Posted October 28, 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]

ABC's Election Night Plans - Posted October 27, 2008
ABC News will be taking over Times Square next Tuesday night for their Vote 2008 coverage. Real time election results will be revealed "on three iconic screens - ABC's Super Sign, the enormous digital facade of NASDAQ and the 23-story high Reuters sign," reads the press release. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.17.08 - Posted October 17, 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, 10.15.08 - Posted October 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Carville, Myers, Others Reflect on War Room - Posted October 8, 2008
Sometime this morning, CNN contributor James Carville and ABC's This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos will be talking on the phone, as they do every morning. That piece o... [TVNewser]

Presidential Debate Round #2 - Posted October 7, 2008
Here are some of the coverage plans for tonight's town hall style debate at Belmont University in Nashville moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw. All the following networks will carry the debate. • ABC: The team of Gibson, Sawyer and Stephanopolous will anchor again, this time from three different cities. Charlie Gibson wi... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.07.08 - Posted October 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Ian Cameron To Become EP at "This Week" - Posted October 6, 2008
TV Week reports (and FishbowlDC confirms), Ian Cameron will be named EP of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." An... [TVNewser]

Ian Cameron: An Update - Posted October 6, 2008
As we reported last week, Ian Cameron has been tapped as executive producer for ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." That prompted lots of readers to bring this to our attention: Cameron's wife is ... [FishbowlDC]

First Place Sunday For ABC and CBS, FNS Re-Air's Triple Digit Growth - Posted October 4, 2008
Following a week in which ABC beat Meet the Press in the A25-54 demo, the NBC program usually on top found itself in 2nd and 3rd place in Total Viewers and the demo last week. For the first time in 102 weeks, MTP finished 2nd in Total Viewers, behind CBS' Face the... [TVNewser]

Covering the Veeps - Posted October 2, 2008
The cablers have been employing countdown clocks more than eight hours before the debate tonight, and all networks are gearing up for coverage: • ABC — Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchor from New ... [TVNewser]

Williams, Gibson, Couric to Interview McCain, Obama as Anchors Keep Oxford in the Travel Plans - Posted September 25, 2008
Fast moving developments in the bailout bill are keeping the anchors on the move. Insiders tell us NBC's Brian Williams, who anchored Nightly News from Houston last night, will anchor from Washington, DC tonight with Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain... [TVNewser]

Live Blogging Stephanopoulos At "The Q&A Cafe" - Posted September 25, 2008
We're at Nathans in Georgetown, where ABC's George Stephanopoulos is being interviewed by Carol Joynt. Join us after the jump if you're curious about George..... [FishbowlDC]

Split Decision for Sunday Morning Shows - Posted September 25, 2008
This Week with George Stephanopoulos edged out NBC's Meet the Press in the A25-54 demo last Sunday. MTP still beat all its public affairs competitors in Total Viewers. The economic crisis was the big topic on all the shows. ABC had Treasury Secy. Hank Paulson, Sen. ... [TVNewser]

MTP First, But This Week with George Stephanopoulos' Best Ever - Posted September 19, 2008
NBC's Meet the Press was the top rated Sunday morning public affairs show last week. But ABC's This Week had its highest total viewer delivery since February 3, 2002 — and highest ever with George Stephanopoulos as anchor. It was also the highest A25-54 demo rating since March 30, 2003. Week-to-week, ABC and... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd About MTP: "I Don't Know If I Want The Job" - Posted September 17, 2008
Brother blog FishbowlDC live-blogged the Chuck Todd interview at the Q&A Cafe today at Nathans restaurant in D.C. Check out all the info there, but some highlight... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.15.08 - Posted September 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

This Week To Broadcast McCain Town Hall - Posted September 15, 2008
Sen. John McCain has wanted to hold town halls with Sen. Barack Obama. It doesn't look like that's happening, but he will be joined by George Stephanopoulos for one. ABC's This Week will hold a live town hall meeting with McCain on Septe... [TVNewser]

20/20 Palin Special Top on Friday - Posted September 13, 2008
ABC News' 20/20 special, "The Interview: Sarah Palin with Charles Gibson" was the most watched TV program yesterday. The program aired at 10pm featured more of Gibson's interview with the... [TVNewser]

Meet Tops After Each Convention - Posted September 11, 2008
The Sundays following the DNC and the RNC were won once again by NBC's Meet the Press, which was the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs show of the week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Last week marked the 100th consecutive MTP placed first in Total Viewers. After the DNC, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.10.08 - Posted September 10, 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]

Presidential Bookings - Posted September 5, 2008
The presidential candidates have been busy this week, and their media appearances hit full stride this weekend. • Sen. Barack Obama, fresh off an interview with FNC's Bill O'Reilly, sits down with ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (Gustav edition): Shep, Anderson, Gibson... - Posted September 1, 2008
> FNC's Shepard Smith gets some high praise from the Kansas City Star's Aaron Barnhart. "Now that Shepard Smith is on Fox, there's really no reason to watch anything else," he writes. "Knowledge of his home state and his experienc... [TVNewser]

Cindy McCain Knows Her Geography - Posted September 1, 2008
We keep reading ... [FishbowlLA]

ABC's Gustav Plans: Charlie Gibson to the Gulf, George Stephanopoulos at the RNC - Posted August 31, 2008
ABC News has announced Charlie Gibson will be reporting live from New Orleans beginning tonight on World News while George Stephanopoulos will continue anchoring from... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.27.08 - Posted August 27, 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]

At the HuffPo Luncheon With Charlie Rose, Et Al. - Posted August 26, 2008
The HuffPo brunch at the Brown Palace (real name) in downtown Denver is about to begin, that is, if they can solve the mic problems. Also, there is no stage making it hard to see the participants: someone just told George Stephanopoulos to stand up, "it won't help that much,"... [Fishbowl NY]

At the HuffPo Luncheon With Charlie Rose, Et Al. - Posted August 26, 2008
The HuffPo brunch at the Brown Palace (real name) in downtown Denver is about to begin, that is, if they can solve the mic problems. Also, there is no stage making it hard to see the participants: someone just told George Stephanopoulos to stand up, "it won't help that much,"... [FishbowlNY]

will.i.am Set For Political Panel - Posted August 26, 2008
In a few minutes, a Huffington Post panel, featuring a diverse group ranging from ABC's George Stephanopoulos to will.i.am is set to begin. ... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson Gets on the Blogwagon - Posted August 25, 2008
There's the Daily Nightly, Couric & Company and now Charlie Gibson is getting into the blog game with the revamped WorldNewser. It's part of a redesign for the World News page on ABCNews.com. Right now... [TVNewser]

Denver '08: Sunday Morning Talkers at the Shorenstein Brunch - Posted August 24, 2008
The Shorenstein brunch is underway (thus far free wireless signals appear to be rather easy to come by in Denver...hooray the future). The brunch opened with a tribute to Tim Russert and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Denver '08: Sunday Morning Talkers at the Shorenstein Brunch - Posted August 24, 2008
The Shorenstein brunch is underway (thus far free wireless signals appear to be rather easy to come by in Denver...hooray the future). The brunch opened with a tribute to Tim Russert and ... [FishbowlNY]

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

Tapper "Embarrased" By His Stephanopoulos Comments - Posted August 18, 2008
Before he started working for ABC News, Jake Tapper was a writer for Salon. (Side note: he covered John McCain's 2000 primary campaign). Back in the Salon days (almost 10 years ago) Tapper wrote about his now-colleague George Stephanopoulos. And it wasn't pretty. Among other things, Tapper wrote Stephanopoulos is "shallo... [TVNewser]

Tapper On His Young And Nasty Years - Posted August 17, 2008
When Variety's Bill Triplett saw ABC's Jake Tapper host "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" last week, he thought about one thing: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.11.08 - Posted August 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]

ABC Announces Convention Plans - Posted August 8, 2008
ABC News announced it's plans for the 2008 DNC and GOP conventions. Leading the coverage will be Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.05.08 - Posted August 5, 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, 07.15.08 - Posted July 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. What area restaurant serves the above dessert tray? Let us know. 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]

Curious About George - Posted July 11, 2008
The NYPost thinks ABC's George Stephanopoulos needs a shave: At ... [TVNewser]

O'Hearn Out at This Week, Moves to Special Events - Posted July 3, 2008
B&C's John Eggerton reports Kathy O'Hearn is leaving her post as EP of This Week with Ge... [TVNewser]

TV's Most Powerful - Posted April 14, 2008
Some interesting local tidbits in the annual "TV News' 10 Most Powerful": On Fox..."However, FNC has been oddly low-profile and sotto voce in the most portentous political year in memory despite the presence of Karl Rove in Fox News' pundit pack." On ABC's David Westin: "Westin has become an adroit player/booker and the... [FishbowlDC]

Stephanopoulos Discusses "This Week"'s Move To The Newseum - Posted April 2, 2008
Media writers, unite! We joined George Stephanopoulos for lunch this week to discuss "This Week"'s upcoming move to the Newseum (first show: April 20). Of course, we wanted to know what's going to happen to "This Week"'s legendary green room (each week, a chef whips up tasty, customized omelettes). Sadly, that won't make... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.02.08 - Posted April 2, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Carl Kasell's birthday! Charlie Rose is coming to town! Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about George Stephanopoulos. It's the birthday... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.21.08 - Posted March 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS Most of ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.07.08 - Posted March 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | JOBS You think Hillary can still score the Democratic nomination. NEWSPAPERS ... [FishbowlDC]

Excluding, of course, George - Posted February 27, 2008
Mrs. George Stephanopoulos unloads on D.C. fashion: But I live in D.C. and D.C.'s style is best personified in a peach Anne Taylor suit, unfitted Eileen Fischer jacket, an anemic hosiery shade and Merrill walking shoes. You see, this is a city where Watergate was broken, wars have been declared, wire-tapping is rampant,... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.25.08 - Posted January 25, 2008
Good morning Washington (unless you're Jewish, in which case you're bummed that the WHCA dinner falls on Passover). And, on this day in 1961, JFK held the first televised conference. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: ... [FishbowlDC]

Dowd Jumps To ABC - Posted December 7, 2007
From Howie Kurtz: Matthew Dowd started out as a Democratic operative, then helped engineer George W. Bush's winning White House campaigns before growing disenchanted and publicly breaking with the president. Now he's reinventing himself once again. ABC News will announce today that Dowd has been tapped as an on-air contributor and blogger, the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.05.07 - Posted November 5, 2007
Good morning Washington. An NBC release announced, "According to Nielsen Media Research data, 'Meet the Press with Tim Russert' was the No. 1 Sunday morning public affairs program, winning the week ending Sunday, October 28." Vote now in the 2007 Weblog Award Poll. His ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.09.07 - Posted October 9, 2007
Good morning Washington. Ron Paul is your GOP candidate of choice. Is that because he is fun to cover, or because you dream of having President Paul? B&C ... [FishbowlDC]

Knight International Journalism Award Winners Named - Posted August 24, 2007
From the release: The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has named Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas and Burmese investigative reporter May Thingyan Hein as the 2007 Knight International Journalism Award winners. They will be honored along with Founders Award recipient Tom Brokaw at the 10th annual ICFJ Awards Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.16.07 - Posted August 16, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you do use supplements regularly. An ABC release announced, "'This Week with George Stephanopoulos' will produce the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2008 presidential election to be aired on broadcast telev... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.23.07 - Posted July 23, 2007
Good morning Washington. This was a close race, with George Stephanopoulos and Wolf Blitzer running thisclose in Sunday Talk Show Host you'd most want to take home to mom. Sara A. Carter joins The Was... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.18.07 - Posted July 18, 2007
Good morning Washington. Do tell! What are these mythical "other" beaches you are running off to? An ABC release announced, "For the twelfth consecutive week, ABC's 'World News with Charles Gibson' was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Hous... [FishbowlDC]

Will Other Washingtonians Say "No" To "Imus"? - Posted April 11, 2007
MediaMatters has the comprehensive list of Imus guests for 2007, including such Washingtonians as Howard Fineman, Tim Russert, Andrea Mitchell, David Brooks, Mary Matalin, Bob Schieffer, Chris Matthews, Judy Woodruff, Jim Lehrer, Evan Thomas, Pat Buchanan, Chris Wallace, Paul Begala, Howard Kurtz, David Shuster, Thomas Friedman, George Stephanopoulos, Kelly O'Donnell, Jim... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.03.07 - Posted April 3, 2007
Good morning Washington. Lots and ... [FishbowlDC]

Book Stuff - Posted March 26, 2007
From Publisher's Lunch on the latest book deals: George Stephanopoulos and Todd Brewster's THE PERFECT PRESIDENT, examining the often surprising characteristics that have contributed to presidential greatness over the course of American history, to Bob Miller at Hyperion, with Gretchen Young editing, for publication in spring 2008, by Esther Newberg at ICM. Time... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 01.23.07 - Posted January 23, 2007
Bolo tie wins. Just goes to show there is a difference between should wear and will wear. Jack Shafer on words journalists should not use. "Cheney, media to take stand in Libby perjury case" An ABC release announc... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric: I Was The Only Skirt At White House Meeting Before Bush Speech - Posted January 18, 2007
From Katie Couric's CBS News blog comes this missive on the state of women in television news journalism, 2007: Last Wednesday, President Bush gave his address to the country about "the new way forward" for Iraq, and lots... [Fishbowl NY]

Katie Couric: I Was The Only Skirt At White House Meeting Before Bush Speech - Posted January 18, 2007
From Katie Couric's CBS News blog comes this missive on the state of women in television news journalism, 2007: Last Wednesday, President Bush gave his address to the country about "the new way forward" for Iraq, and lots... [FishbowlNY]

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