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HLN Taking Over CNN's Atlanta Studio - Posted June 27, 2014
As Carol Costello and Brooke Baldwin move from Atlanta to New York in August, CNN Atlanta's Studio 7 will turn over... [TVNewser]

CNN's Chris Cuomo Mistakenly Refers to Speaker of the House as Senator Boehner - Posted June 11, 2014
CNN's Chris Cuomo this morning made a little mistakey in his coverage of last night's defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by Tea Party challenger ... [FishbowlDC]

John King Tells Jeff Zucker What Would Make Him Bolt From CNN - Posted May 22, 2014
While talking about President Obama's less than strong show of support for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki yesterday, CNN's John King had a message for his boss. "If my boss ever said that about me publicly, I'd be gone out the door in a second," King said this morning on "New Day." He... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Abby Huntsman Praises Fox News' Bill Hemmer for 'Interview Done Right' - Posted May 13, 2014
A compliment among competitors today, as MSNBC's "The Cycle" co-host Abby Huntsman complimented Fox News' Bill Hemmer for his interview this morning with Karl Rove. Kudos to ... [TVNewser]

CNN Sells iPad News App Zite to Social Magazine App Flipboard - Posted March 5, 2014
As our sister-site TVNewser reported earlier, CNN has sold iPad news app Zite to social magazine application Flipboard after it acquired Zite just three years ago. ... [Lost Remote]

John King Revives 'Inside Politics' at CNN - Posted January 30, 2014
"Inside Politics" is back -this time with more John King. The 30 minute Sunday program, which was previously hosted by Judy Woodruff before being cancelled in 2005, will feature a rotating... [FishbowlDC]

CNN to Relaunch 'Inside Politics' With John King - Posted January 30, 2014
CNN is bringing back "Inside Politics" with John King as anchor. The revamped show, which will feature a rotating panel of political reporters, will debut this Sunday at 8:30amET. "Inside Politics" ran for more than 20 years on CNN. It ... [TVNewser]

How Do You SOTU? - Posted January 28, 2014
Sure, you can watch the big speech on plain old TV tonight if you want to, but that is by no means the only way to get your SOTU fix this year. Here's how the political media are covering their "Super Bowl" tonight: The Atlantic and National Journal will be hosting a... [FishbowlDC]

Cuomo: I Do Magic Wall Good? - Posted January 10, 2014
Looks like Dana Bash isn't the only one to leave John King. (ZING!) His beloved Magic Wall has run away to New York and into the arms of ... [FishbowlDC]

Pair of Emerson Journalism Profs Less Than Thrilled with Ron Burgundy 'Publicity Stunt' - Posted December 4, 2013
For weeks now, the feeling around FishbowlNY HQ has been that Ron Burgundy should no longer be known as Anchorman. Rather, a more accurate moniker this fall-winter would be Shameless Pitchman. Paramount Pictures has been completely overdoing the RB-placement thing. While some of Burgundy's appearances have been cute and a few of... [Fishbowl NY]

Pair of Emerson Journalism Profs Less Than Thrilled with Ron Burgundy 'Publicity Stunt' - Posted December 4, 2013
For weeks now, the feeling around FishbowlNY HQ has been that Ron Burgundy should no longer be known as Anchorman. Rather, a more accurate moniker this fall-winter would be Shameless Pitchman. Paramount Pictures has been completely overdoing the RB-placement thing. While some of Burgundy's appearances have been cute and a few of... [FishbowlNY]

JFK Death Cult Takes Over the Airwaves - Posted November 22, 2013
[caption id="attachment_120177" align="alignright" width="300"] This guy died once.[/caption] John F. Kennedy died today -well not today, rather IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO. Nonetheless the news media are expending all their resources to bring you breathless reporting from That Place In Dallas Where Things Happened Once. Interviews abo... [FishbowlDC]

Here's What the Broadcast and Cable Networks Have Planned For Election Day - Posted November 5, 2013
Here's what the cable and broadcast networks have planned for tonight's Election Day coverage: Fox News: Bret Baier will anchor live cut-ins with election results during normal primetime programming. Carl Cameron... [TVNewser]

CNN's John King Bumbles 'PTSD' - Posted September 18, 2013
Post-stress traumatic disorder? Ahh, the pitfalls of TV. Last night on CNN's "AC360," John King was discussing Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis's past. "They knew about the 2004 incident where he shot out some tires from some con... [FishbowlDC]

King Succeeds Buchner as Fallon CMO - Posted September 6, 2013
It took a couple of months, but Fallon has found a new chief marketing officer from within, appointing 16-year vet John King to the position. King (pictured) takes over for ... [AgencySpy]

Why King Won't Touch Weiner - Posted July 25, 2013
Hmmm...there's something a little fishy happening over at CNN. John King, the chief national correspondent who usually does all the analysis on top news stories, has been mysteriously off the Anthony Weiner... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Dana Bash is Dating an Actor - Posted July 15, 2013
For once in what feels like a long while, WaPo's PR department is pushing a juicy item today from the paper's gossip sec... [PRNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Walters, Duncan, Bash - Posted July 15, 2013
ABC's Barbara Walters gets the first interview with Robert and Gladys Zimmerman, the parents of George Zimmerman. The interview airs tonight on "World News" and "Nightline," and tomorrow on "Good Morning America." ... [TVNewser]

'New Day' Review: CNN's New Morning Family Grills, Overdone - Posted June 17, 2013
The debut of CNN's "New Day" this morning can be summed up with my favorite Oscar Wilde quote: "Everything in moderation, including moderation." As promised by senior executive producer Jim Murphy, the hyper-promoted 6-to... [TVNewser]

Chris Cuomo Surprises Michaela Pereira On Her Last Day at KTLA - Posted May 25, 2013
With the launch of CNN's "New Day" just three weeks away, Michaela Pereira is packing her bags and moving to New York. But there was one last surprise in store for the KTLA morning anchor on her last Los Angeles broadcast: a surprise visit... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Interview With Paul Brandus - Posted May 16, 2013
Say hello to Paul Brandus who writes West Wing Reports and a column for The Week. He's an independent White House Correspondent who writes a blog and has a Twitter account in which he doesn't use his name. How come he goes nameless? "Her... [FishbowlDC]

Cable News Networks Fodder for Obama, O'Brien at White House Correspondents' Dinner - Posted April 27, 2013
The cable news networks were a prime target for both President Obama and Conan O'Brien at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, held at the Washington D.C. Hilton. Obama kicked off his remarks by acknowledging Fox News s... [Fishbowl NY]

Cable News Networks Fodder for Obama, O'Brien at White House Correspondents' Dinner - Posted April 27, 2013
The cable news networks were a prime target for both President Obama and Conan O'Brien at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, held at the Washington D.C. Hilton. Obama kicked off his remarks by acknowledging Fox News s... [FishbowlNY]

George W. Bush on Jenna's Job: 'Continuing the Warm Relations the Bush Family Has With the National Press' - Posted April 25, 2013
All five living presidents are at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, on the campus of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas this morning. The cable news networks are carrying the event in its entirety, with speeches given by former Pres. Clinton and Pres. Obama. When it... [TVNewser]

CNN's Best Week May be John King's Worst - Posted April 23, 2013
Despite the professional hit that John King took by botching the network's coverage of the Boston bombings last week, consumers seem unfazed -- tuning in and turning out in droves to CNN's coverage both on air and online. Last week King mista... [FishbowlDC]

Bret Baier, Dana Perino To Interview George W. Bush For Fox News - Posted April 22, 2013
Former President George W. Bush may be giving his first TV interview to ABC's Diane Sawyer and his first... [TVNewser]

David Carr: 'We Want CNN to Be Good' - Posted April 22, 2013
In his latest column, The New York Times' David Carr takes on ... [Fishbowl NY]

David Carr: 'We Want CNN to Be Good' - Posted April 22, 2013
In his latest column, The New York Times' David Carr takes on ... [FishbowlNY]

Jon Stewart to CNN: 'You Spent An Hour Debating the Merits of Your Own Fiction.' - Posted April 18, 2013
CNN, Fox News and the AP -- but mostly CNN -- are taking some shots this morning for their inaccurate reporting yesterday that an arrest had been made in the Boston blasts. The AP's media reporter David Bauder, in his story today: "... [TVNewser]

An Arrest in Boston Blasts? Depends Which Network You're Watching - Posted April 17, 2013
Around 1:30 this afternoon, CNN's John King went on the air reporting from one of his sources that a suspect in the Boston blasts has been identified. Fox News's Catheri... [TVNewser]

CNN Plans Two-Day Special Report On Gun Background Checks - Posted April 9, 2013
CNN is getting political day during a two-day special report on firearms background checks. "Guns Under Fire: A CNN Special Report on Background Checks" will kick-off this evening on "AC360" as Dana Bash interviews former Congresswoman ... [TVNewser]

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

State of the Union Coverage: CNN - Posted February 11, 2013
CNN is treating tomorrow's "State of the Union" coverage like an election night, loading up on political anchors and analysts. Coverage will be led by Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Co... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: King, O'Leary, Regis - Posted February 5, 2013
FishbowlDC has more on the goings-on at CNN. It looks as though John King will be staying with the network, but will Candy Crowley? Read the rest at FishbowlDC. Former Bloomberg and CNN coresponden... [TVNewser]

John King is Safe on CNN Survivor - Posted February 5, 2013
CNN's John King, long thought to be on the outs with the network after "John King USA" went belly up and personal issues marred internal relations, has had his contract renewed. In the game of CNN Survivor, under the new regime of Pr... [PRNewser]

CNN's Blitzer, O'Brien Make Cameos in Netflix's 'House of Cards' - Posted January 30, 2013
Though he participated in a well-documented Twitter fight back in 2009 with TWT's Emily Miller, it appears a... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 22, 2013
Quotes of the Day -- Inauguration aftermath "Wow. CNN. Inaugration." -- CNN's John King with the above photograph. A nod to C-SPAN " ... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Gets John King's Office - Posted January 18, 2013
Jake Tapper has yet to start his new job at CNN, but he's already got his setup in the Washington, D.C. bureau. TVNewser hears he'll be moving into John Ki... [TVNewser]

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

Where Has CNN's John King Been? - Posted January 7, 2013
A tipster recently asked us about CNN's John King. Indeed, the cable channel's national correspondent had been missing from the airwaves for almost a month, and from Twitter just as long. Well, as it turns out King has been on an e... [TVNewser]

On Election Night, TV Networks Go Back to Basics - Posted November 8, 2012
If there was an overarching theme of 2012's election coverage, it was a simple one: back to basics. With the exception of NBC and ABC's somewhat dramatic and public coverage, most of the channels refrained from the public displays, and used technological gimmicks sparingly. CBS News coverag... [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]

CNN's Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
CNN's coverage of the Presidential election kicks off on Tuesday night at 6pmET. Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will anchor from ... [TVNewser]

October 2012 Ratings: CNN Up Across the Board - Posted November 1, 2012
Like all the cable news networks, CNN saw a boost in October from its election coverage, which this month included four debates. Compared to the same month last year, CNN is up... [TVNewser]

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

Pundits, Journos Get Pounded (Again) - Posted October 23, 2012
Journos and pundits felt the sting of strangers' words last night as they covered the debate. Such is the norm these days in online media. As Matthew Ortega (who's he? beats us, we'd never heard of his highness before), a hip hop aficionado and a digital director in Washington, proceeded to call... [PRNewser]

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]

VIDEO: John King Moderates a Debate Between Bill O'Reilly And Chris Matthews On Helium - Posted October 22, 2012
As promised, here is the full video clip of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and MSNBC host Chris Matthews debating important issues while inhaling helium from balloons. CNN's John King moderated, before the trio was interrupted by known-Canadian ... [TVNewser]

Journo Perks: A Free Blow Dry - Posted October 19, 2012
This is one that the female journos -- and CNN's John King -- should love. In the mail this week we received one free blowout from the new Drybar, which opens in the Washington D.C. area today. We're told a decent swath of female jou... [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]

CNN's VP Debate Coverage to Feature Focus Group, Time Clock - Posted October 10, 2012
With multiple networks carrying the same programming tomorrow night -- the one and only Vice Presidential debate -- CNN has decided to feature real-time feedback from a focus group in Virginia, and a running time clock that tracks each candidate's speaking time which will be added up to determine the time... [TVNewser]

Courtesy Of C-SPAN, A Look Back At Pundits' Past - Posted October 8, 2012
BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski took advantage of C-SPAN's vast video archive, and pulled together pictures of 60 well-known political pundits and journalists... as they were in the 1980's and 1990's. Among the finds MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell (then staff director for the ... [TVNewser]

Fact Checking To Play Big Role In CNN's Presidential Debate Coverage - Posted September 28, 2012
Covering the Presidential debates is tough for the cable news channels. Unlike on an election night, every channel is showing the same thing. The only real differences are in the content that goes into the pre and post-debate programming. CNN is planning to differentiate its programming by making f... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted September 27, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know...) Is John King disappearing?!-- Two days in a row now CNN's John King is missing from our Google alerts. Typically the real Jo... [FishbowlDC]

Taking a Tour of New WABC/Channel 7 Studios - Posted August 28, 2012
[caption id="attachment_67031" align="alignleft" width="300"] View from the anchor desk[/caption] It's closing in on a year since WABC/Channel 7 moved to new studios at the other side of its Upper West Side building. FishbowlNY was granted access recently to tour the operation with video and photos. Regular viewers ... [Fishbowl NY]

Taking a Tour of New WABC/Channel 7 Studios - Posted August 28, 2012
[caption id="attachment_67031" align="alignleft" width="300"] View from the anchor desk[/caption] It's closing in on a year since WABC/Channel 7 moved to new studios at the other side of its Upper West Side building. FishbowlNY was granted access recently to tour the operation with video and photos. Regular viewers ... [FishbowlNY]

Can a Married Couple Save CNN? - Posted August 13, 2012
The dynamic CNN duo of Mark Whitaker and Amy Entelis were at it again Friday, shooting another pilot that they hope could potentially be the savior for a netwo... [FishbowlDC]

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]

The Ticker: Fox News, King, NBC News/TV One - Posted August 8, 2012
Fox News and Time Warner Cable have struck a long-term affiliation agreement after weeks of negotiations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Los Angeles Times reports Fox News will get upwards of $1 per subscriber for the first year, with subsequent increases to follow. As the ... [TVNewser]

July 2012 Ratings: CNN Continues to Struggle - Posted July 31, 2012
CNN was down double digits across the board in July. Compared to July 2011, the network is -20% in Total Viewers and -23% in A25-54 in Total Day. In primetime, CNN is down -23% in Total View... [Fishbowl NY]

July 2012 Ratings: CNN Continues to Struggle - Posted July 31, 2012
CNN was down double digits across the board in July. Compared to July 2011, the network is -20% in Total Viewers and -23% in A25-54 in Total Day. In primetime, CNN is down -23% in Total View... [FishbowlNY]

CONTEST! CNN Offers Viewers Convention Invites - Posted July 19, 2012
CNN is offering viewers a unique shot to win a trip to Tampa and Charlotte to experience "the excitement" around the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. From now through Sunday, August 5... [FishbowlDC]

Dana's Birthday Bash - Posted July 2, 2012
While many of us experienced a double whammy of losing power in unspeakably hot temperatures, no one suffered worse than CNN's Dana Bash. She lost power on an important weekend, as she let us know via Twitter. Hey pepco you have about 2 hours to restore power and save my sons 1st... [FishbowlDC]

John King Says Goodbye To 'John King USA' - Posted June 29, 2012
Yes, there was a very high-profile goodbye on a certain network morning show yesterday, but in the early evening, there was one more. CNN's John King ended ... [TVNewser]

How CNN Got It Wrong - Posted June 28, 2012
"We want to reset what has just happened," ... [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]

Q2 2012 Ratings: CNN Has Lowest-Rated Primetime Quarter Since 1991 - Posted June 26, 2012
CNN continued to struggle during the second quarter of 2012. The network had its lowest-rated quarter in 21 years (since 1991) in primetime, and in 11 years (since 2001) in Total Day. The ratings for Q2 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 446,000 Total Viewers / 129,000 A25-54 ... [TVNewser]

Should CNN's John King Flee the Network? - Posted June 18, 2012
On Friday we asked readers what CNN's John King should do since execs dumped his show last week. Considering that King's ... [FishbowlDC]

Should CNN's King Adopt C'est La Vie Attitude? - Posted June 15, 2012
CNN axed its 6 p.m. show John King USA this week, effectively demoting John King, the host. NYT's Brian Stelter broke the news. The network, which is facing serious ratings issues all around, said it would be replacing the program w... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Cancels 'John King USA' - Posted June 13, 2012
CNN is canceling its 6 PM program "John King USA," and replacing it with an extra hour of "The Situation Room." John King will become CNN's lead national campaign correspondent for the remainder of the election cycle, though that is clearly ... [TVNewser]

CNN's John King Unveils Interactive Electoral Map - Posted June 4, 2012
Now that Mitt Romney has clinched the GOP Presidential nomination, CNN has launched a new, interactive electoral map as part of their political coverage. Similar to the famous Magic Wall, the map allows reporters and anchors to spotlight different states and their respective electoral values live on the air. And now... [Fishbowl NY]

CNN's John King Unveils Interactive Electoral Map - Posted June 4, 2012
Now that Mitt Romney has clinched the GOP Presidential nomination, CNN has launched a new, interactive electoral map as part of their political coverage. Similar to the famous Magic Wall, the map allows reporters and anchors to spotlight different states and their respective electoral values live on the air. And now... [FishbowlNY]

CNN's John King Unveils Interactive Electoral Map - Posted June 4, 2012
Now that Mitt Romney has clinched the GOP Presidential nomination, CNN has launched a new, interactive electoral map as part of their political coverage. Similar to the famous Magic Wall, the map allows reporters and anchors to spotlight different states and their respective electoral values live on the air. And now... [TVNewser]

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

Hey MSNBC's Matthews: Who's the Jackass? - Posted May 23, 2012
MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is never short on feisty. He appeared on a panel at NCTA's Cable Show Tuesday in Boston alongside CNN's John King and Univ... [FishbowlDC]

Hey MSNBC's Matthews: Who's the Jackass? - Posted May 23, 2012
MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is never short on feisty. He appeared on a panel at NCTA's Cable Show Tuesday in Boston alongside CNN's John King and Univ... [PRNewser]

At The Cable Show, Journalists and Opinion Hosts Coalesce - Posted May 23, 2012
[caption id="attachment_129293" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo Courtesy: The Cable Show"][/caption]Today is the final day of The Cable Show, an industry gathering for cable TV networks, cable providers and other businesses in that arena. This year the event is being held up in Boston, and plenty of TV news pers... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry President Obama's Address From Afghanistan - Posted May 1, 2012
President Obama will address the nation from Afghanistan at 7:30pmET tonight.The broadcast, cable and business networks are all planning to carry the remarks, expected to run about 10 minutes. Brian Williams will ancho... [Fishbowl NY]

Networks to Carry President Obama's Address From Afghanistan - Posted May 1, 2012
President Obama will address the nation from Afghanistan at 7:30pmET tonight.The broadcast, cable and business networks are all planning to carry the remarks, expected to run about 10 minutes. Brian Williams will ancho... [FishbowlNY]

Networks to Carry President Obama's Address From Afghanistan - Posted May 1, 2012
President Obama will address the nation from Afghanistan at 7:30pmET tonight.The broadcast, cable and business networks are all planning to carry the remarks, expected to run about 10 minutes. Brian Williams will ancho... [TVNewser]

Larry King Returns To Cable News To Remember Dick Clark - Posted April 19, 2012
Former CNN host Larry King has returned to cable news to honor his friend and fellow broadcasting legend Dick Clark. King made a few appearances on CNN, including on "John King USA," as well as the show hosted by his replacement, Piers Morgan... [TVNewser]

Reporters in North Korea Learn About Missile Launch From News Desks in New York and Washington - Posted April 12, 2012
Forty minutes into a 5-day window, North Korea launched a rocket from a facility in the northwestern part of the country. The launch, at 7:39am local time, was first reported on U.S. cable news 14 mi... [Fishbowl NY]

Reporters in North Korea Learn About Missile Launch From News Desks in New York and Washington - Posted April 12, 2012
Forty minutes into a 5-day window, North Korea launched a rocket from a facility in the northwestern part of the country. The launch, at 7:39am local time, was first reported on U.S. cable news 14 mi... [FishbowlNY]

"Veep" Stars Walk the Carpet in D.C. - Posted April 12, 2012
[caption id="attachment_70290" align="alignright" width="277" caption="Julia Louis-Dreyfuss"][/caption] The cast from HBO's upcoming series "Veep" were in town yesterday to promote the political comedy with a screening at the U.S Institute of Peace. It was mostly peaceful, but packed which made for dicey moments on the red... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day Blind email Among my personal favorite anonymous emails of the week: "Newt Gingrich spoke at Georgetown University today and got a little feisty with a student who questioned his suggestion that poor students work as janitors in thei... [FishbowlDC]

Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, Mike Barnicle Make 'Friends of Ireland' Guest List - Posted March 21, 2012
The first day of Spring was an occasion for a second St. Patrick's day celebration in Washington as President Obama and VP Biden greeted Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny for belated festivities at the White House. The Washington Examiner reports, Biden also invite... [TVNewser]

John King, Dana Bash Separate After Four Years of Marriage - Posted March 21, 2012
CNN anchor John King and correspondent Dana Bash have split after four years of marriage, the Washington Post's ... [TVNewser]

Iowans Edith and Carolyn go to Washington - Posted March 20, 2012
Look who just made an impromptu visit to the CNN DC bureau. Meet Edith and Carolyn of Clinton County, Iowa fame. Edith Pfeffer and Carolyn Tallet f... [TVNewser]

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

Washington Caucus Coverage - Posted March 2, 2012
We know you can't wait for Super Tuesday, but hold your horses. First, Washingtonians vote tomorrow. Here's the cable coverage: CNN's Wolf Blitzer leads an hour of coverage from 8-9pmET joined ... [TVNewser]

February 2012 Ratings: CNN Grows as New Shows Struggle - Posted February 28, 2012
While it was a split decision in primetime between CNN and MSNBC, CNN -- unlike MSNBC -- added primetime viewers vs. February 2011: +11% in the demo and +5% in Total Viewers. The ratings for February, 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 805K Total Viewers / 282K A25-54 Total Da... [Fishbowl NY]

February 2012 Ratings: CNN Grows as New Shows Struggle - Posted February 28, 2012
While it was a split decision in primetime between CNN and MSNBC, CNN -- unlike MSNBC -- added primetime viewers vs. February 2011: +11% in the demo and +5% in Total Viewers. The ratings for February, 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 805K Total Viewers / 282K A25-54 Total Da... [FishbowlNY]

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

Final 2012 GOP Primary Debate Ranker: ABC, NBC on Top; Fox News #1 on Cable - Posted February 23, 2012
The GOP debate last night on CNN, moderated by John King, drew 4.734 million Total Viewers and 1.358 million A25-54 viewers, according to Nielsen final data. The Mesa, Arizona face-off was the least-watched debate on CNN since November and the 13th-ranked of the 19 debates measured by Nielsen. As this is... [TVNewser]

Politico's VandeHei Takes Kid Gloves to CNN's King - Posted February 23, 2012
Current TV's David Shuster is filling in for lefty radio host Bill Press this week. He had Politico's Executive Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

Franklin Graham MSNBC Interview Continues to Get Play on Other Cablers - Posted February 22, 2012
Tuesday's interview with Franklin Graham on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" continues to get play today. Rev. Graham was back on cable news, on CNN, with anchor Kyra Phillips opening ... [TVNewser]

CNN Preps for Arizona GOP Debate - Posted February 22, 2012
John King, along with Arizona State University students playing the parts of Ron Paul, Ri... [TVNewser]

More Political Coverage for Cable Networks as Week-Long Maine Caucus Concludes - Posted February 11, 2012
Another weekend of political coverage is underway as Maine's week-long GOP caucus concludes this evening. Although Maine's caucus is non-binding, the cable networks will devote special coverage to the results in prime time tonight. Chris Hayes... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: King, Lee, Hall & O'Donnell... - Posted February 2, 2012
CNN's John King will anchor his show this evening from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. King, a W&M alum, has an exclusive interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who will be installed as the university's chancellor tomorrow. FNC's ... [TVNewser]

King to Broadcast From William and Mary Thursday - Posted January 31, 2012
In honor of former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' induction as William and Mary's 24th Chancellor, CNN's John King will broadcast his program from the college this Thur... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Sen. Vitter Insults CNN but Fails Miserably - Posted January 30, 2012
It may have worked the first six times t... [PRNewser]

Sen. Vitter Insults CNN but Fails Miserably - Posted January 30, 2012
It may have worked the first six times t... [FishbowlDC]

Watch Out Other TV News Outlets: CNN Wants To Trademark Its 'Magic Wall' - Posted January 27, 2012
CNN has long featured technological gadgetry in its programming, but none has been as successful as its "Magic Wall," popularized by John King during the 2008 primaries. The multi-touch display has been so successful that essen... [TVNewser]

Crowds Make Noise During, and Before, CNN Debate - Posted January 26, 2012
There was plenty of noise at the start of tonight's CNN debate, and before it. Erin Burnett hosted her show from the campus of the University of North Florida, with a loud crowd behind her. "A ... [Fishbowl NY]

Crowds Make Noise During, and Before, CNN Debate - Posted January 26, 2012
There was plenty of noise at the start of tonight's CNN debate, and before it. Erin Burnett hosted her show from the campus of the University of North Florida, with a loud crowd behind her. "A ... [FishbowlNY]

Sunshine Showdown, Part II - Posted January 26, 2012
The stage is set in Jacksonville for the four remaining GOP candidates. After debating earlier this week at the University of South Florida, the candidates head to the University of North Florida where Wolf Blitzer will be moderating tonight's deb... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Benen, King, Hannity... - Posted January 25, 2012
Steve Benen of Washington Monthly is joining "The Rachel Maddow Show" as a show producer as well as a writer on Maddow's blog. He starts on Monday. Have magic, will travel. John King, the pioneer of the Magic Wall used a mini-version of the mag... [TVNewser]

Newt Vows More Warfare Against the Media - Posted January 24, 2012
At last week's CNN Debate in South Carolina, when John King asked Newt Gingrich about recent allegations from his first wife saying that he wanted an "open marriage", Gingrich gave a legendary answer blistering the newsman. The crowd roared for Gingrich. It wasn't the first time. Newt has made a habit out of... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Can Newt Gingrich Keep Up the 'Blame the Media' Strategy? - Posted January 24, 2012
Media watcher Bernard Goldberg, an "O'Reilly Factor" regular, was on the show last night saying Newt Gingrich's tactic of taking on the media during debates "is going to get old." "It can continue for a while -- this strategy, if that's what it is on Gingrich's part -- but most of this... [TVNewser]

King on Gingrich Question: 'It was my judgment, my decision, and mine alone' - Posted January 20, 2012
Much reaction following the first question at Thursday night's CNN/Tea Party debate in South Carolina. ... [Fishbowl NY]

King on Gingrich Question: 'It was my judgment, my decision, and mine alone' - Posted January 20, 2012
Much reaction following the first question at Thursday night's CNN/Tea Party debate in South Carolina. ... [FishbowlNY]

Gingrich Blasts CNN, ABC Over Ex-Wife's Tale: 'I am astounded that CNN would take trash like that and use it to open a presidential debate' - Posted January 19, 2012
At the start of tonight's GOP debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, moderator ... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted January 19, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Things We Thought You Ought to Know...) Santorum's wife cries a lot: Karen Santorum is a pure loyalist to her husband, Rick. Earlier in the week, NJ's ... [FishbowlDC]

And Then There Were Four. Crews Dismantle Fifth Podium at Site of CNN Debate - Posted January 19, 2012
While Rick Perry was in North Charleston, SC dropping out of the race for the GOP nomination -- and giving his endorsement to Newt Gingrich -- at the nearby North Charleston Coliseum crews took down one of the podiums for tonight's debate on CNN. A reader sent us this picture. There... [TVNewser]

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

On Caucus Morning, Former FNC Analyst Rick Santorum Watched CNN & Got Advice from Rupert Murdoch - Posted January 5, 2012
On "John King, USA," last night Iowa Caucus runner-up Rick Santorum said he and his wife were watching CNN's Election coverage after his speech - ea... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted January 4, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know...)                   Edith and Carolyn get punchy with King and Blitz-- The Iowa Caucuses went on and on and on last night. B... [FishbowlDC]

CNN to Unveil New, Magic Technology - Posted January 3, 2012
CNN does love its technology. Tonight at 7 p.m. in preparation for the Iowa Caucus, they're unveiling "several new technologies" to break down the "mystery" of the process. This can only mean one seriously exciting surprise: HELLO Magic Wall. Tonight ... [PRNewser]

CNN Readying New DC Studios For Election Night 2012 - Posted January 3, 2012
By November 6, 2012--election day--CNN will have swanky new studios in Washington DC up and running, a CNN spokesperson tells TVNewser. For today's Iowa Caucus coverage, CNN is basing its coverage out of Atlanta. ... [TVNewser]

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

CNN Mama Back From Leave - Posted December 19, 2011
CNN's Dana Bash returns to work today after maternity leave. She's married to CNN anchor John King. The couple had a baby boy, Jonah Frank, b... [FishbowlDC]

John King USA, the Iowa Editions - Posted December 12, 2011
CNN's John King is taking his show on the road this week. King will anchor his 6pmET show "John King USA" from Iowa all week thanks to the production support from the CNN Express bus. King plans stops in Davenport today, then Cedar Rapids and Ames. On Thursday, King will be... [TVNewser]

'John King USA' Gets a New Executive Producer - Posted December 2, 2011
Rebecca Kutler will take over as the executive producer of "John King USA" on December 14, Washington Bureau chief ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 23, 2011
Quotes of the Day The Keen Observer "Did Ari Fleischer come directly from a crack house? I've got Samsonites smaller than those bags under his eyes." -- Reason Magazin... [FishbowlDC]

Spotted: CNN Dana Bash's Mommy Time - Posted November 10, 2011
If you heard bloodcurdling squeals emanating out of a Dupont Circle cafe this morning, chances are it was CNN Dana Bash's mommy club living it up over breakfast. Spotted at Teaism this morning were Bash, Jonah Frank King, the baby boy she had with fellow CNNer and hubby John King,... [FishbowlDC]

Eric Sherling Rejoins CNN as Director of DC Programming - Posted November 9, 2011
More job moves coming from the CNN Washington DC bureau. Eric Sherling, the former EP of "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" before leaving for ABC's "Good ... [TVNewser]

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]

Jaconi Leaves "John King, USA" - Posted September 27, 2011
Not everyone is making the move to John King, USA's new time slot when the show transition's from 7 p.m. to 6 o'clock next week. FishbowlDC has confirmed that ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

July 2011 Ratings: AC360, 'Piers Morgan' Up for CNN, 'American Morning' Down - Posted August 2, 2011
CNN saw slight gains across the board in July -- in total day viewers, the network saw a +9% increase in total viewers and a +11% increase in the A25-54 demographic when compared to July 2010. Primetime gains were larger, with CNN seeing a +19% increase in total viewers and a... [TVNewser]

CNN's John King: He's What's for Dinner - Posted July 6, 2011
CNN's fall lineup has a slight switch for John King USA. His program moves from the 7 p.m. time slot to 6p.m. Erin Burnett assumes the 7p.... [FishbowlDC]

Erin Burnett to 7pm on CNN; John King USA up to 6pm; Anderson Cooper moves to 8pm - Posted July 6, 2011
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A CNN Prince is Born - Posted June 29, 2011
It's a bouncing baby boy for John King and Dana Bash! While newly-named White House correspondent Jessica Yellin manned "John King, USA" Tuesday evening, CNN's politicouple welcomed to the world Jonah Frank King. In response to new... [PRNewser]

Rep. Anthony Weiner to Resign over Sexting Scandal - Posted June 16, 2011
Moments after the The New York Times broke the news that Rep. Anthony Weiner would be stepping down -- around 9:35amET -- the cable channels went into rolling coverage. It appears our weeks-long national nightmare is about to be over. Weiner is holding a news conferenc... [TVNewser]

Debate Banter - Posted June 14, 2011
Debate chatter turned downright adorable last night. Take this pivotal moment when TPM's Brian Beutler (D-Boybander) tweeted a faux question mocking CNN moderator John King's either-or queries during last night's GOP debate. "Liberty or diapers?" Beutler asked. But NJ's Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

'This or That' a Hot Topic Among those Reviewing John King's Debate Performance - Posted June 14, 2011
Make no mistake, being a debate moderator is a thankless job. Every candidate will do their best to exceed the allotted time granted to them, and acts of obfuscation and changing the subject happen every minute. So CNN's John King had his work cut out for him last night in New... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 14, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY TV reporter frets about his hair "Finally wake up and don't look like 'Greg Brady.' Now I find out I can catch cancer from the product which has given me straight hair!" -- ABC7 Reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Incorporates Social Media Into GOP Debate Coverage - Posted June 13, 2011
CNN will host its first New Hampshire Republican Presidential debate Monday at 8 p.m., and social media will be woven throughout its coverage of the event. The debate will take place at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., moderated by CNN anchor and chief national correspondent ... [SocialTimes.com]

CNN Uses 'Feedback Loop' of Social Media for Debate - Posted June 13, 2011
As CNN prepares to host the Republican presidential candidates tonight in New Hampshire, DC Bureau Chief Sam Feist describes how the network will incorporate social media into the debate. CNN will be projecting a live stream of Twitter and Facebook comments onto a large screen on the debate set for... [TVNewser]

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

Feist to Bureau: "CNN Senior Mgt. Behind JK USA" - Posted June 8, 2011
Earlier today, CNN's Sam Feist held his first staff briefing since accepting the position of Washington bureau chief for the network. Insiders tell FishbowlDC that Feist applauded his team's poise under pressure duri... [PRNewser]

CNN shows go on, despite series of power outages - Posted June 1, 2011
The power is still not fully restored in the neighborhood that is home to CNN's Washington Bureau. The network may need to produce today's late afternoon shows on generator power after a series of outages left the network without primary and backup power for several hours l... [TVNewser]

Power out at CNN DC - Posted May 31, 2011
A power outage has hit the CNN Washington DC bureau less than an hour before the network turns over two hour of programming -- "The Situation Room" -- to the bureau. TVNewser hears Wolf Blitzer's show will be broadcasting from the plaza in ... [Fishbowl NY]

Power out at CNN DC - Posted May 31, 2011
A power outage has hit the CNN Washington DC bureau less than an hour before the network turns over two hour of programming -- "The Situation Room" -- to the bureau. TVNewser hears Wolf Blitzer's show will be broadcasting from the plaza in ... [FishbowlNY]

Power out at CNN DC - Posted May 31, 2011
A power outage has hit the CNN Washington DC bureau less than an hour before the network turns over two hour of programming -- "The Situation Room" -- to the bureau. TVNewser hears Wolf Blitzer's show will be broadcasting from the plaza in ... [TVNewser]

CNN/U.S., CNNi Plan Netanyahu Congressional Address Simulcast - Posted May 24, 2011
While many CNN anchors remain in Joplin, MO, including John King, Ali Velshi, Anderson Cooper and ... [TVNewser]

John King catches David Ortiz's 300th home run - Posted May 22, 2011
CNN anchor John King and his wife CNN correspondent Dana Bash were in Boston for the weekend for a family gathering. King took in Saturday's Boston Red Sox - Chicago Cubs game with seats atop ... [TVNewser]

What does Sen. John McCain think of Glenn Beck dumping on his daughter? - Posted May 12, 2011
On his radio show yesterday, Glenn Beck pretended to vomit while watching a naked from-the-shoulders-up Meghan McCain who was part of a PSA for skin cancer. It didn't take long for Cindy McCain to react to Beck's antics, via Twitter. But during an ... [TVNewser]

President Obama's New York Visit - Posted May 5, 2011
The cable news channels are covering Barack Obama's first visit to Ground Zero as president, four days after the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. After a lunch with with members of FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9, in midtown Manhattan along with former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Obama headed to... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans for Pres. Obama's Ground Zero Visit - Posted May 4, 2011
[caption id="attachment_64752" align="alignright" width="297" caption="Obama and McCain visit Ground Zero in 2008"][/caption] President Obama will be in New York tomorrow to visit Ground Zero. His first visit to the site since being elected President, and a symbolic one since the death of Osama Bin laden on Sunday. The big three... [TVNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Cable Channels Call In Big Guns To Cover the News - Posted May 2, 2011
Updated: With the unexpected announcement that President Obama would be making a statement late Sunday night, the cable news channels scrambled to get their top anchors on-air. Fox News was first to confirm the news that Osama Bin Laden was dead at 10:40 PM ET. Geraldo Rivera was at the desk at... [TVNewser]

'John King USA' Sees Ratings Rebound - Posted April 15, 2011
Our sister blog FishbowlDC checks in on CNN's 7 PM show "John King USA" and finds that 2011 has been a good year for the program, despite plenty of ru... [TVNewser]

A King-Size Comeback - Posted April 15, 2011
There's no debate that CNN's "John King USA" had trouble finding its footing in the first year of production. Anxious to blast the program, critics and bloggers hit "publish" on reviews even before King signed off his debut show in March of 2010. Bashed for being too straightforward ... [FishbowlDC]

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

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

Network plans for Obama remarks on Libya - Posted March 28, 2011
Here's what the cable networks are planning for coverage of Pres. Obama's address on Libya tonight at 7:30pmET from the National Defense University. Bloomberg's executive editor Al Hunt and Julianna Goldman anchor coverage from Bloomberg TV's Washington bureau. CNN will lead into th... [TVNewser]

CNN Tokyo Producer Stays Dialed in During Earthquake (VIDEO) - Posted March 11, 2011
While the news media continues to cover the 8.9 earthquake in Japan and the tsunami that followed, it's important to note they were also affected by the quake. Here's video from inside CNN's Tokyo bureau showing one diligent staffer who stays on the phone, while half under her desk. ... [TVNewser]

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

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

After Being Suspended by Fox News, Rick Santorum Set to Appear on CNN This Evening - Posted March 2, 2011
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum will appear on CNN's "John King, USA" tonight, just a few hours after Fox News Channel ... [TVNewser]

February 2011 Ratings: Middle East Unrest Propels CNN to Double Digit Growth - Posted March 1, 2011
Bolstered by its coverage of the situation in Egypt and Libya, CNN saw double-digit gains in total day and primetime. The network was essentially neck and neck with MSNBC for the month, though the battle was still over a distant second place to Fox News. Primetime (Mon-Sun): 674K Total Viewers / 216K... [TVNewser]

Is 'John King USA' The Next CNN Show Due For a Revamp? - Posted February 28, 2011
The Wall Street Journal writes about the changes announced Friday to CNN's primetime lineup, and dropped in ... [TVNewser]

Hey, Isn't That... - Posted February 27, 2011
Kathy Griffin? The kooky comic was spotted at L2 on Friday night. Griffin, who had just wrapped a performance at the Kennedy Ce... [TVNewser]

HuffPost's Ultimate Media Couples List - Posted February 23, 2011
HuffPost readers have spoken. And when HuffPost readers speak, the world listens. This time, they have chosen the "Ultimate Media Duo." (Important to note: unlike most H... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 23, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [FishbowlDC]

Ronald Reagan Centennial Coverage - Posted February 5, 2011
Former President Ronald Reagan would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. So this weekend, the news networks are offering special programming honoring the legacy of the 40th President of the United States. CNN chief national correspondent John K... [Fishbowl NY]

Ronald Reagan Centennial Coverage - Posted February 5, 2011
Former President Ronald Reagan would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. So this weekend, the news networks are offering special programming honoring the legacy of the 40th President of the United States. CNN chief national correspondent John K... [FishbowlNY]

Gridiron Loosens Rules After 126 Years - Posted January 25, 2011
In a move that is unprecedented by The Girdiron Club, they are advertising for a Sunday afternoon post-dinner reception and performance through the Harvard Club of Washington, D.C. In past years the exclusive white-tie Gridiron dinner event has been strictly invitation only. "Looks like they're hurtin... [FishbowlDC]

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]

TV News Steers Away From Violent Political Cliches, But For How Long? - Posted January 20, 2011
On CNN Tuesday night, anchor John King took some time at the end of his show to apologize for a guest using the "c" word: "cross-hairs" during a political discussion. "We're trying to get away from that language," King said. Of course, the 7 PM timeslo... [TVNewser]

State of CNNPolitics.com Preparations for State of the Union - Posted January 19, 2011
CNNPolitics.com is all ears for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday,... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Ex-Sen. Fred Thompson Rips on CNN - Posted January 19, 2011
Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) lets CNN have it this afternoon. In a tweet just 15 minutes ago, he writes, "CNN's John King apologizes for guest saying "in the crosshairs." Relax. Just figure of speech. Like calling CNN a "news network" #ftrs #tcot" Yes, let's all relax. Thompson's got the time in... [FishbowlDC]

Ratings Analysis: Tucson Memorial Service a Big Draw For Cable News Channels - Posted January 13, 2011
The memorial service honoring the victims of the Tucson shooting was a big draw for the three cable news channels last night. Fox News led the way, drawing nearly three million viewers in primetime, including 725,000 A 25-54. The network drew around three and a half million viewers during the service itself,... [Fishbowl NY]

Ratings Analysis: Tucson Memorial Service a Big Draw For Cable News Channels - Posted January 13, 2011
The memorial service honoring the victims of the Tucson shooting was a big draw for the three cable news channels last night. Fox News led the way, drawing nearly three million viewers in primetime, including 725,000 A 25-54. The network drew around three and a half million viewers during the service itself,... [FishbowlNY]

Networks, Cablers Plan Special Coverage Sunday Night - Posted January 9, 2011
Many of the broadcast networks and cable news channels will have special coverage Sunday night, covering the aftermath of the events in Tucson, Arizona. Brian Williams is slated to anchor a special edition of "Dateline" from Tucson at 8 PM tonight on NBC. On c... [FishbowlLA]

Networks, Cablers Plan Special Coverage Sunday Night - Posted January 9, 2011
Many of the broadcast networks and cable news channels will have special coverage Sunday night, covering the aftermath of the events in Tucson, Arizona. Brian Williams is slated to anchor a special edition of "Dateline" from Tucson at 8 PM tonight on NBC. On c... [TVNewser]

John King interviews Dem. Leader Nancy Pelosi - Posted January 6, 2011
CNN's John King gets the first post-transfer interview with former House Speaker, now Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). King and Pelosi sit down this afternoon at 2pm with the interview airing on "John King USA" at 7pmET. ... [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]

It's Politics--As Usual--On Cable News Channels After Census Results Revealed - Posted December 21, 2010
The results of the 2010 U.S. Census were released today, and as is so often the case, the cable news channels chose to focus on the political implications. ... [TVNewser]

CNN's John King Tapped to Host NBA TV Newsmagazine, 'True NBA' - Posted December 13, 2010
CNN's John King is expanding his game, and will host a new newsmagazine program for NBA TV. "True NBA" will premiere on the networ... [TVNewser]

NBA TV Launching Newsmagazine, 'True NBA' - Posted December 13, 2010
NBA TV is getting into the newsmagazine game, launching a new series called "True NBA." The series is hosted by CNN anchor John King, who will be joined by a team of NBA analysts and correspondents. Each hour-long episode will explore four topics ... [SportsNewser]

Journos Raise 75K for CNN Camerman: 'We Wake up Knowing we Did a Great Thing' - Posted November 18, 2010
Jerry Thompson (back to camera) embraces John Wallace, a cameraman for Fox News who organized the fundraiser. FNC's ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Runs- Gasp!-WaPo Writer Paul Farhi's Story Sans Attribution - Posted November 17, 2010
>Update: From CNN: "CNN should have credited the Washington Post story and for our failure to do so, we apologize." See quote from Farhi below. Last night CNN's John King and his panel swiped a ... [FishbowlDC]

D.C. Reporters Feel No Post-Election Snooze - Posted November 15, 2010
U.S. News & World Report's Washington Whispers columnist Paul Bedard brings us a report today on D.C. reporters and how they're feeling post Midterms. Have things finally slowed down or are they inevitably speeding up? He asks such journalists as C-SPAN's... [FishbowlDC]

Report: 'Magic Wall' Malfunction Frustrates John King? - Posted November 10, 2010
The love affair between John King and his "magic wall" may be over. While anchoring his 7pm CNN show a few days before the election, the anchor lost his temper due to "magic wall" malfunctions, according to ... [TVNewser]

October 2010 Ratings: AC360 Lone High Note for CNN - Posted November 2, 2010
The midterm elections didn't do help CNN much in October, with nearly all of the network's programming down compared to October '09. The only program to see a gain was "AC360" at 10 and 11 PM. Likewise, new program "Parker Spitzer" failed to improve upon the time period from a year... [TVNewser]

Election 2010: Technology Front and Center for CNN's Midterm Election Coverage - Posted October 26, 2010
CNN has announced its coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. As in previous elections, new technology will be a major part of the coverage, with returning favorites like the "magic wall" and "data wall' being joined by the "CNN Election Matrix," which will break down data in a visual way. The... [TVNewser]

Fundraiser for Veteran CNN Cameraman Jerry Thompson & His Family - Posted October 17, 2010
A lot of notable tvnewsers will be at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar in Washington, DC next month, all to help out CNN cameraman Jerry Thompson and his family: Wolf Blitzer, John King, Dana Milbank, ... [TVNewser]

Fox News PR Calls First, Emails Dirt Later - Posted October 5, 2010
A story published today by Media Matters writer Joe Strupp gets inside the inner-workings of the Fox News PR shop. The piece reports that Fox News PR shop is unusually aggressive with reps instituting... [FishbowlDC]

Maher on CNN's John King Tonight (and Beyond) - Posted October 4, 2010
HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher is upping his presence on D.C.-based shows. He recently appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball." He's on CNN's "John King, USA" tonight and multiple evenings throughout the week. He'll be remote from LA where he lives. As for which other days he'll appear on the 7 p.m.... [FishbowlDC]

Jim Bunning, Pink Floyd and Energy Drinks: Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer Prep for Primetime on CNN - Posted October 4, 2010
Since their 8 PM show on CNN was announced, hosts Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer have insisted that the program will not be another "Crossfire." That format, with a firebrand liberal faci... [TVNewser]

Insider Reacts to Former CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez Firing for Controversial Comments - Posted October 4, 2010
As we reported on Friday, CNN abruptly fired afternoon anchor Rick Sanchez. During a 20-minute satellite radio interview on Thursday, Sanchez made derogatory comments about Jews, his former empl... [Fishbowl NY]

Insider Reacts to Former CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez Firing for Controversial Comments - Posted October 4, 2010
As we reported on Friday, CNN abruptly fired afternoon anchor Rick Sanchez. During a 20-minute satellite radio interview on Thursday, Sanchez made derogatory comments about Jews, his former empl... [FishbowlNY]

Rick Sanchez Fired by CNN - Posted October 1, 2010
Anchor Rick Sanchez was fired by CNN Friday evening, a day after making inflammatory comments about Jews and The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Sanchez spoke with Sirius XM satellite radio ho... [Fishbowl NY]

Rick Sanchez Fired by CNN - Posted October 1, 2010
Anchor Rick Sanchez was fired by CNN Friday evening, a day after making inflammatory comments about Jews and The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Sanchez spoke with Sirius XM satellite radio ho... [FishbowlNY]

Washington Ideas Forum Comes to Close - Posted October 1, 2010
That's a wrap! The second and final day of the Washington Ideas Forum came to a close this afternoon following a lively panel discussion featuring ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's John King Weighs in on 'Destructive' Members of the Media - Posted September 30, 2010
CNN's 7 PM anchor John King weighed in yesterday on the war of words between President Obama, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC: ... [TVNewser]

Hail to the Chef - Posted September 23, 2010
CNN's John King dons the apron for the "Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health," joining politicos like Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and Governor ... [TVNewser]

John King's State Fair Favorite: Beer on a Stick - Posted September 19, 2010
Right before elections, you can be sure that politicians will be making visits to state and county fairs in their districts. Where there are politicians, political reporters aren't going to be far behind. US News & World Report spoke to a number of politicos about their state fair favorites, including CNN's ... [TVNewser]

CNN Welcomes Spitzer to 'The Best Political Team on Television' - Posted September 15, 2010
CNN's new 8 PM show starring Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker may not debut on the network until October, but that isn't stopping the channel from featuring the show's stars... [TVNewser]

Rahm, Spike, Hitchens, Amanpour, Williams, Edwards to Show to The Atlantic Ideas Forum - Posted September 13, 2010
The Atlantic, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, will host its second annual Washington Ideas Forum in Washington from September 29 through October 1, 2010. Confirmed newsmakers: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Ahmed Chalabi, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, filmmaker Spike Lee,... [FishbowlDC]

John King Has - GASP - Bieber Fever - Posted September 7, 2010
Justin Bieber of all teenage heartthrobs has a fan in CNN's John King. The news about King's connection to the 16-year-old pop sensation came out in a ... [FishbowlDC]

Did Conan O'Brien Take a Cue From CNN? - Posted September 2, 2010
Well well well, look at this little piece of corporate synergy. Yesterday late night host Conan O'Brien announced the name of his new TBS show on YouTube. The video has Conan sitting at a desk, writing down the name on a piece of paper and showing it to the camera: ... [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]

Joe Scarborough on Glenn Beck: 'Maybe He's Taking Stupid Pills' - Posted August 27, 2010
Glenn Beck is getting it from all sides as the countdown to his "Restoring Honor" rally is now at 19 hours and 59 minutes (it says so on his website). This morning, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinsk... [TVNewser]

Cable News Notes: Covering the Final Combat Brigade as it Leaves Iraq - Posted August 18, 2010
• MSNBC remained in rolling coverage all night of the final U.S. military convoy as it made its way out of Iraq and in to Kuwait. For much of the night it was a tri-anchor situation with Keith Olbermann in New York, ... [TVNewser]

John King and Dana Bash: D-Listers - Posted July 14, 2010
FishbowlDC has the scoop on Kathy Griffin's recent trip to DC which aired on her Bravo show last night. The episode was shot in March, when Griffin went to Washington to lobby for the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". S... [TVNewser]

Kathy Griffin Bleeps Through D.C.; Journos Get Cameos - Posted July 14, 2010
PR rep Hilary Rosen, Politico's Patrick Gavin and Kathy HuffPost's Arianna Huffington and Kathy (Kathy needs a translator.) CNN's John King and Dana Bash: Kathy's Political Advisers If anyone expected comedian Kath... [FishbowlDC]

A Tale of Two Kings - Posted July 13, 2010
CNN's 7 p.m. host John King was the subject of two articles today. One was a very flattering profile in the conservative publication Newsmax, the other a very critical piece in the New York Post's Page Six. Page Six ... [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]

CNN Breaks Larry King Story: 'Here's Larry's Tweet' - Posted June 30, 2010
Last night CNN host Larry King announced that he would be leaving his show this Fall. In an unusual move for such a big piece of news, the news was broken via Twitter, with King ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Nets Announce Coverage of Oval Office Address - Posted June 14, 2010
President Obama will make his first address on the oil spill from the Oval Office tomorrow evening. This comes after his tour of the region today, but before he meets with BP execs on Wednesday. Each network will carry the address, which begins at 8pm. Katie Couric, Lester Holt (substituting for... [FishbowlDC]

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]

John King Taking CNN Express to Gulf Coast - Posted June 4, 2010
•CNN's John King is taking "John King, USA" on the road next week via the CNN Express bus. He'll be doing his 7pmET show from cities in the region starting Monday. When King anchored "State of the Union," he regularly shot segments around the country and visited ... [TVNewser]

Wolf Well-Done: CNN Toasts to 20 Years of Blitzer - Posted June 1, 2010
Last week, thirty-nine of Wolf Blitzer's closest colleagues including David Bohrman, Candy Crowley, ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's John King Thanks 'Good Lord' for C-SPAN & YouTube - Posted May 19, 2010
CNN's John King gave the highest of praise for wonky C-SPAN last night, invoking the words "good lord" into his word of thanks. Will he remember to do this on Thanksgiving, too? Here's how it all went down: KING: In just a few minutes, the polls close in the state of Pennsylvania. The big... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd: King or Yang? - Posted May 18, 2010
While anchoring MSNBC's Daily Rundown this morning, NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd was about to toss to reporter John Yang for a live report from Louisville, on today's Kentucky Senate p... [TVNewser]

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

Rick Sanchez. Roland Martin. Ascots - Posted May 12, 2010
This needs to stop. Yesterday we reported on Jon Stewart's obsession with CNN contributor Roland Martin'... [TVNewser]

CNN Flat-Out Denies Jon Klein Scolding of John King's Show - Posted May 12, 2010
It's a classic 'he said she said'. Today the Washington Examiner is reporting that CNN President Jon Klein dressed down John King's new program, John King, USA, by way of Senior Executive Producer Sam Feist and Executive Producer ... [FishbowlDC]

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

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

WaPo's Lisa de Moraes Puts CNN's King, Ugly Betty, on Notice - Posted April 21, 2010
As reported in her TV column today, WaPo's Lisa de Moraes puts Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on her "Winners" list and CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

Righting What's Wrong at CNN - Posted March 31, 2010
With the bleak Q1 2010 numbers put up by CNN, soon-to-not-be Politico's Michael Cal... [TVNewser]

John King, USA: After the Show... - Posted March 31, 2010
After the first "John King, USA" aired, John King sat down with executive producer Michelle Jaconi, senior executive producer of integrated programing Alex Wellen, and audience interaction producer ... [FishbowlDC]

'John King, USA' One Week In - Posted March 29, 2010
It was an inauspicious launch ratings-wise for CNN's new political show hosted by John King. It's been one week since the debut of "John King, U.S.A." in the slot formerly occupied by Lo... [TVNewser]

Friedman Praises ABC, Warns CNN of Loss - Posted March 24, 2010
Whatever you think about CNN, ABC and the decision for Christiane Amanpour to host "This Week," there's no doubt it's causing a stir. Yesterday we had WaPo's Tom Shales ... [FishbowlDC]

King Snags Aigner-Treworgy from Colbert - Posted March 23, 2010
After a stint with "The Colbert Report" in New York, Adam Aigner-Treworgy is back in DC, joining CNN's "John King, USA" as a producer. Before joking around with Stephen Colbert, Adam was a campaign embed for NBC and National Journal. He ... [FishbowlDC]

Glass's Insider Take on Gridiron - Posted March 22, 2010
Politico's Andy Glass, a longtime member of the Gridiron Club, offers his annual take on the off-the-record dinner from this past weekend. Read the story here. With Glass's story comes an accompanying video below. AP's Edith Ledere... [FishbowlDC]

Coverage Notes for Health Care Vote - Posted March 20, 2010
Here are some notes for cable news coverage this Sunday as the health care reform bill heads to a vote tomorrow afternoon: • Fox News Channel will be live Saturday and Sunday. Weekday anchors Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum will be in for "America's Newsroom at 9amET, and ... [TVNewser]

'John King, USA' to Feature Twitter, Pundits: They 'are In Touch With a Community. It Makes Them Valuable' - Posted March 19, 2010
This afternoon, TVNewser got an inside look at the first rehearsal of "John King, USA," which officially debuts on CNN Monday. The rehearsal was broadcast online and there was plenty of excitement in CNN's Washington bureau, often stemming from the show's enthus... [TVNewser]

Big Night for BBC - Posted March 18, 2010
Just after BBC News correspondent Lyse Doucet was awarded the prestigious David Bloom Award, Doucet, Katy Kay and the rest of the BBC team held court at the Hi... [FishbowlDC]

Inside Washington's RTCA Dinner - Posted March 18, 2010
Politicians and journalists descended upon the Washington Convention Center last night for the 2010 Radio and TV Correspondent's Association dinner. We spoke to CNN's Candy Crowley who was looking forward to sharing the table with Kathy Griffin, but thought the crowd noise might be a problem. She told us, "I'm worried I... [TVNewser]

John King, USA: Segways, Tea Parties & Cap Hill - Posted March 16, 2010
What do segways, tea party activists, Capitol Hill and CNN have in common? To find out, you have to watch the launch of John King, USA on Monday, March 22 at 7p ET/6p MT/4p PT. ... [FishbowlDC]

Candy Crowley: "No Burning Desire" to Do Opinion Journalism - Posted March 13, 2010
More than one month after succeeding John King as anchor of CNN's State of the Union, ... [TVNewser]

'John King' EP Michelle Jaconi: 'I Just Gotta Get Dinner on the Table' - Posted March 10, 2010
It's been four months since Lou Dobbs announced his resignation from CNN and vacated the 7pmET time slot. In ... [TVNewser]

CNN's John King Unveils Show Name - Posted March 5, 2010
At last, after a week of tweeting hints, here is the video of CNN's John King announcing the name of his new nightly 7p.m. program: John King, USA. He says having his name on a show is a concept that is "actually a little bit uncomfortable f... [FishbowlDC]

John King's New Show to Launch Mar. 22 - Posted March 5, 2010
Finally, there's a premiere date and a name for John King's new 7pmET political show on CNN. "John King, USA" will debut March 22nd -- with an "online preview" coming March 19th -- according to a brand new promo that was just posted on CNN.com. The announcement comes from King... [TVNewser]

CNN King's Clues - Posted March 4, 2010
A photograph of John King's desk. CNN's John King, who will host a new 7p.m. (EST) program, is gearing watchers up for his new show with daily hints on Twitter about its name. This morning's 7 a.m. (ish) clue: "Mementos from my desk. All part of my new set-a homage to the 50... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's King Whispers Hint of New Show's Name - Posted March 2, 2010
CNN's John King tweets a clue about the name of his new show that is set to hear weekdays at 7 p.m. "Good morning. First clue: new show name tied to something special we share. More re name and launch @7a & 7pE thru final clue fri! #cnn." Anyone have any guesses?... [FishbowlDC]

Health Care Summit: Coverage Plans - Posted February 24, 2010
On Thursday, President Obama is holding a bipartisan health care summit in Washington. Here are the coverage plans so far for the cable networks: Wo... [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]

Candy's Debut, Slimdown, Tulips and Women - Posted February 8, 2010
CNN's Candy Crowley has dropped five dress sizes. It was evident in her debut appearance Sunday of the show she now hosts, "State of the Union." And people around town are noticing. "Girlfriend totally looks like a different person," said a source who occasionally runs into her doing errands. As reported by our... [FishbowlDC]

Clinton to Crowley: 'You Have a lot to Contribute to Sunday Morning Television' - Posted February 7, 2010
For her first show, Candy Crowley scored the Secretary of State. Before they got to talking about Al Qaeda, North Korea, health care and even Chelsea Clinton's wedding dress, Secy. ... [TVNewser]

It's Snowing - Posted February 6, 2010
You might have heard about this, but it's snowing in Washington. (Yes, that is CNN's Suzanne Malveaux in the fab... [TVNewser]

Welcome to CNN John King's Winter Wonderland - Posted February 6, 2010
A photograph from the backyard of CNN correspondents' John King and Dana Bash. "Winter wonderland," King tweets this morning. "Two plus feet of snow in the backyard! And it is still coming down. Off to shovel the front." And how's... [FishbowlDC]

Candy Crowley: "I Am First, Last, and Always a Reporter. And I'm Not Giving That Up." - Posted January 31, 2010
Talk about timing. Candy Crowley found out last Wednesday she's the new anchor of CNN's Sunday morning public affairs program State of the Union. She got word "right before the... [TVNewser]

CNN's Candy Crowley Calls Sunday the "Sweet Spot" - Posted January 31, 2010
CNN's Candy Crowley will anchor CNN's Sunday morning program, "State of the Union". President Jonathan Klein announced today that the senior political correspondent will take... [FishbowlDC]

Candy Crowley Named New 'SOTU' Anchor - Posted January 31, 2010
First on TVNewser: A CNN insider has confirmed that senior political correspondent Candy Crowley will be the new anchor of 'State of the Union', effective February 7. • More: At the ... [TVNewser]

Henry Stalks Anchors on POTUS's Off-Record Lunch - Posted January 27, 2010
CNN 's senior White House correspondent Ed Henry played reporter today with national news anchors who lunched with President Obama today in a traditional off-... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric Walks into CNN Live Shot After WH Lunch - Posted January 27, 2010
Awaiting President Obama's State of the Union, CNN White House Correspondent Ed Henry kept himself entertained between reporting today by ambush-interviewing Wolf Blitzer and John King as they came out of ... [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]

CNN Programming Moves Questioned by Washington Bureau Staff - Posted January 26, 2010
Politico's Michael Calderone writes about "anxiety" being exhibited at CNN and reports that at a recent annual meeting with CNN Worldwide president Jim Walto... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable 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 cable news networks. ... [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]

Covering the Massachusetts Senate Race - Posted January 18, 2010
Here's who's heading to -- or already in -- Massachusetts for tomorrow's close Senate race to fill Ted Kennedy's seat. • Fox News - Molly Line and ... [TVNewser]

TVNewser Football Challenge Update - Posted January 18, 2010
At the start of the football season, we issued a challenge to some TV newsers. First, we asked the White House correspondents to pick a college football national champion. ... [TVNewser]

John King Makes It 50 States; 'SOTU' EP Heading to 7pm Show - Posted January 11, 2010
In roughly one year's time, CNN's John King managed to travel to all 50 states for his program, "State of the Union," culminating with a trip to Jackson, Wyoming for a segment that aired yesterday. "It's not just a gimmick to say we went to... [TVNewser]

Imagine Watching Larry King in 152 Glorious Inches - Posted January 10, 2010
...or Katie Couric, Bill O'Reilly, Brian Williams... you get the idea. We stopped by the Panasonic booth to check out this 152" plasma HDTV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This is a prototype and may never go on sale to the publi... [TVNewser]

King to Wyoming : You Complete Me - Posted January 8, 2010
The tweet says it simply: "Wyoming Diner; 50th State." Yes, it's true. CNN's John King has completed his goal to do a diner segment in all 50 states. He crosses the finish line with this quaint snow-dusted diner at Nora's Fish Creek Inn in Wyoming. The segment airs Sunday and will be in the... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Adds Ali Velshi to Dayside Anchor Lineup - Posted January 7, 2010
Breaking: TVNewser has learned that CNN will be moving its chief business correspondent, Ali Velshi, to the 1-3pmET "CNN Newsroom" time slot. A formal announcement from the network is expected shortly. In a note to sta... [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]

December Cable News Ratings: FNC Far Out Front; HLN Growing; MSNBC 2nd in Primetime, 5th in Daytime; CNN 4th in Prime, 2nd Overall - Posted December 30, 2009
Here is the cable news ratings breakdown for the month of December 2009, which ended Sunday, Dec. 27: Fox News finished out 2009 on top in every category. "Glenn Beck" was the program with the biggest year-to-year gain, up 79% in Total Viewers (138% in the A25-54 demo) compared to "America's News... [TVNewser]

2009 TVNewser Poll Results: Glenn Beck & Bret Baier - Posted December 29, 2009
As we begin to wrap up our look a the 2009 TVNewser predictions polls, this question: The Most Successful New Anchor, Compared to '08 Ratings, Will Be... 38% of you said Glenn Beck. And you're right. But perhaps the surprise of the year got just 10% of the votes in our poll... [TVNewser]

CNN Begins Looking for a 'SOTU' Replacement - Posted December 23, 2009
Politico's Michael Calderone hears that CNN has begun contacting potential replacements for John King on "State of the U... [TVNewser]

Rick Sanchez Gets New CNN Show; 'Sit Room' Loses Hour - Posted December 22, 2009
Rick Sanchez, who currently hosts the network's 3pmET hour of "CNN Newsroom," will be getting a new show, titled "Rick's List" in 2010. Sanchez's program will now air for two hours, from 3-5pmET, and ... [TVNewser]

Except for the Red Sox, John King to Remain Objective - Posted December 8, 2009
The Boston Globe profiles hometown guy, CNN's John King weeks before King's move from Sunday morning to primetime (no launch date set yet), as he takes over th... [TVNewser]

Palin and Rep. Frank Entertain at Gridiron's First Tweet-able Dinner - Posted December 6, 2009
Times are a-changin' for the Gridiron Club. For the first time in its 124-year history, the Gridiron lifted its "off the record" rule at a dinner and allowed tweeting, CNN reported first (and tweeted). USA Today's Susan Page, CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Celebrates the Holidays at Nats Stadium - Posted December 6, 2009
CNN hit the batting cages at Nationals Stadium last week for the bureau holiday party. Ed Henry got shots of John King and Briana Keilar in action and shared them on Twitter. ... [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]

Coverage Plans: President Obama's Tuesday Address - Posted November 25, 2009
We told you earlier that President Obama would address the nation from West Point next Tuesday at 8pmET on his Afghanistan plans. We're beginning to hear how the networks and cable will cover the primetime address. • CBS: Katie Couric will anchor CBS' live broadcast at 8pmET. • CNN: Wolf Blitzer, joined... [FishbowlDC]

Dobbs Staffers Looking to Stay with CNN, Need Re-Apply - Posted November 23, 2009
There's been lots of discussion about what Lou Dobbs is up to right now, but what about the "Lou Dobbs Tonight" staff? At the moment, they're producing the temporary Dobbs replacement, "CNN Tonight." That program is scheduled to run until ... [TVNewser]

In Walking Away, Lou Dobbs Becomes Kingmaker - Posted November 20, 2009
John King the CNN anchor and former White House correspondent tells Marketwatch.com's Jon Friedman what sets him apart from Lou Dobbs and how his show, debuting next year at 7pmET, will be different than Do... [TVNewser]

Anchors to Rotate for 'CNN Tonight' - Posted November 17, 2009
A number of CNN regulars will be anchoring 7pmET broadcasts for CNN this fall as a part of a special rotation and TVNewser has learned some of the early plans. Lou Dobbs' ... [TVNewser]

Jon Klein: CNN is "Extremely Committed" to SOTU - Posted November 16, 2009
More from Marisa Guthrie's B&C story on the Sunday shows. CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein says he is "extremely committed" to the network's four-hour Sunday show "State of the Union with John King," which includes the medi... [TVNewser]

Black Eyed Peas v. Kathie Lee Gifford. Plus, Lou Dobbs on John King's 'Latin Tinge' - Posted November 15, 2009
The fourth hour of the Today show got the SNL treatment again last night, with new castmember Jenny Slate taking over for Michaela Watkins playing Hoda Kotb. ... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs Leaving CNN, John King To Host New Program In 7pm Time Slot - Posted November 12, 2009
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Dobbs Leaves CNN, John King to Host New Program at 7pm - Posted November 12, 2009
CNN has announced this morning that John King, anchor of Sunday's "State of the Union" program on the network, will take over the 7pmET time slot on CNN early next. The spot was previously held by Lou Dobbs... [TVNewser]

King Gets Dobbs' CNN Time Slot - Posted November 12, 2009
CNN announced this morning that John King will take over the 7pm time slot vacated by ... [FishbowlDC]

Plans for Fort Hood Memorial - Posted November 10, 2009
This afternoon, broadcast and cable nets will be providing live coverage of the Fort Hood memorial service in Texas and President Obama's remarks. Here are some of their plans: Wolf Blitzer (in D.C.) and ... [TVNewser]

The "State of the Union" is Strong, CNN Staffers Engaged - Posted November 4, 2009
Look out John King and Dana Bash... there's a new couple in CNN's Wash... [FishbowlDC]

It Wouldn't Be an Election Night Without... - Posted November 3, 2009
CNN's John King returns to "The Situation Room" with his magical wall, the international symbol for obscure election data. Check out TVNewser's summary of the election night coverage plans here. ... [TVNewser]

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

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

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]

Early Sunday Show Listings - Posted October 15, 2009
• NBC's "Meet the Press" with David Gregory has Valerie Jarrett and John Podesta. Maria Shriver will also make a special appearance to premiere "A Woman's Nation," a week of reporting on the state of women in American life. • CNN's "State of the... [FishbowlDC]

Jon Stewart Rips CNN: "Why Would You Leave it There? There is a Terrible Place to Leave It" - Posted October 13, 2009
Jon Stewart's favorite pinata -- CNN -- got whacked last night until the last... [TVNewser]

Who's on 'Reliable Sources' Tomorrow? - Posted October 10, 2009
•Here's the guest list for the 10amET hour of State of the Union with John King, also known as 'Reliable Sources.' The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik, TheWrap.com's Sharon Waxman, and Steve Friedman, former VP of Morning Broadcasts at CBS News. They'll talk about the coverage of Friday's announcement of Pres. Obama... [TVNewser]

Glenn Beck a Hot Topic on the Sunday Shows - Posted October 4, 2009
On Fox News Sunday, with substitute host Bret Baier, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham was asked whether Glenn Beck represents the Republican party. "No," was Graham's answer, adding, "It's not the kind of political analysis I buy into." Then later on CNN's... [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]

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]

Early Sunday Show Listings - Posted September 24, 2009
An early sneak peek at this week's Sunday show listings... • NBC's "Meet the Press": As we reported yesterday, former President Bill Clinton and NY Governor David Paterson • ABC's "This Week": Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) • CNN's "State of the Union": Also has Gates, plus CNN's Mary Matalin... [FishbowlDC]

Obama's Blitz: Monday Morning Analysis - Posted September 21, 2009
President Obama appeared on five Sunday shows this weekend discussing health care and voicing his critique of the news media. ... [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]

Grading Obama: Five Down, One to Go - Posted September 21, 2009
President Barack Obama's five Sunday morning talk show interviews aired yesterday (after being filmed back to back from the White House Roosevelt Room on Friday). That leaves Obama with one major interview left in his latest media blitz: tonight the President will ... [PRNewser]

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]

TV News Anchors Predict the 2009 NFL Season - Posted September 17, 2009
Ok, people. It's time for the pros. To celebrate the start of football season last week, we asked the TV White House correspondents to make their picks for the College Football National Championship. Now, TVNewser has asked anchors from each of the news networks to offer us some opinion journalism in... [TVNewser]

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]

Cable Plans for Obama's Address to Congress - Posted September 8, 2009
Wednesday evening, President Obama will address the joint session of congress at 8pmET. On Friday, we reported that ABC, NBC, and CBS would be carrying the address and the subsequent GOP response (FOX broadcasting would not). Now, we've got full evening plans for the three cable news networks: ... [TVNewser]

John King Heads to the Fair - Posted September 5, 2009
CNN's John King is taking his show on the road. The four-hour "State of the Union" will air live from the Minnesota State Fair beginning at 9amET tomorrow. In addition to talking with MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty, King will discuss healthcare reform with Sen. Amy Klobu... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama's Address to Joint Session: Cablers Coverage - Posted September 4, 2009
And more today on how TV will cover the President's address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday at 8pmET and the Republican response... CNN - Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown and John King will lead CNN's coverage beginning at 8pmET. The cable n... [FishbowlDC]

King Takes Sunday Show to Minnesota State Fair - Posted September 4, 2009
Photo of King on the road from CNN. CNN's John King travels to a new location each week for his Sunday show "State of the Union." This week, the CNN Ex... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC Class of 2009: Early Projections - Posted September 2, 2009
Most Likely to be a Headline After all these years, Cox still rocks your socks. Air America's Ana Marie Cox is devastating the competition with almost 60% of the vote. Most Ambitious Early projections show that this one is going to come down to ABC golden boy, Jake Tapper and boy wonder ... [FishbowlDC]

Fishbook's Final Category: "Cutest Couple" of 2009 - Posted September 2, 2009
Alright folks... the final category. Which couple is so cute that you can't stand it? Start voting on DC Media's "Cutest Couple" of 2009. *The photo collage is now complete. Take special note of Kilroy and Armstrong - our last picture to be added! ... [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 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 : Cable Network Plans - Posted August 28, 2009
Saturday, Senator Edward Kennedy's funeral services will be held in Boston and in Arlington National Cemetery. Here are some of the early details about how those events will be covered by the cable networks: Fox News will have "Fox & ... [TVNewser]

Kennedy: Cable Coverage Skeds - Posted August 27, 2009
CNN On Friday, Aug. 28, starting at 7 p.m., Wolf Blitzer and Campbell Brown will anchor coverage of the Celebration of Life Memorial Service, taking place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Dorchester, Mass. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, Blitzer and ... [FishbowlDC]

Kennedy Coverage - Posted August 26, 2009
Network specials and coverage of Ted Kennedy's death are being announced. Here's a rundown: ABC News ABC News will broadcast an hour special on the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, anchored by Charles Gibson from Hyannis Port, MA and Diane Sawyer in New York. The ABC News Special, "Remembering ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 14, 2009
CBS' Face the Nation: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs. Roundtable with former Sen. Charles Hagel and Former Rep. Lee Hamilton. ABC's This Week w/ Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.03.09 - Posted August 3, 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 Monday mo... [FishbowlDC]

Jenna Lee Never Had a "Fascination With Money and Numbers" or Magic Walls - Posted July 28, 2009
FBN's Jenna Lee was on Fox News earlier this afternoon trying her best to illustrate the fluctuation of consumer prices. But one of the items got away from her. Maybe John King can give the folks at Fox a tutorial. Anyway, in a profile Monday in the Fres... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.22.09 - Posted July 22, 2009
CNN's Megan Grant, Edie Emery and Meryl Conant at the Washington Kastles game last night. Edie and Meghan meet "Slice" after the jump. Good morning Fis... [FishbowlDC]

John King Jokes About His Puffy Eye: "No One Landed A Punch" - Posted July 21, 2009
First, Jerry Seinfeld had a puffy shirt. Now, CNN's John King has a puffy eye. Filling in last night for Anderson Cooper... [TVNewser]

How Cable News Covered the Death of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 17, 2009
As the special report on CBS came to an end at 8:21pm, the cable news networks began their coverage of the death of Walter Cronkite. • CNN's Campbell Brown began continuing coverage at 8:18pm and included phone inter... [TVNewser]

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]

Sonia Sotomayor Hearings Underway - Posted July 13, 2009
The Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings are underway on Capitol Hill. The three cable news channels are covering them live, as is PBS. HLN is keeping a small box in the lower right corner reminding anyone watching in an airport that the hearings are on. And PBS is doing it old-school --... [TVNewser]

More Sotomayor Coverage Notes: CNN - Posted July 9, 2009
Wolf Blitzer will anchor CNN's special coverage of the confirmation hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination beginning Monday at 10am. Blitzer will be joined by CNN's Gloria Borger, Candy Crowley, ... [FishbowlDC]

And Now For the Next Big Live Event... Sonia Sotomayor - Posted July 7, 2009
As we were live blogging the Michael Jackson memorial service it got us thinking about the next big live news event - the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, which begins Monday. So far, here's what you can expect: the cable news channels are planning on taking the Senate Judiciary... [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]

The Admiral Works His Magic...Wall - Posted July 5, 2009
With John King anchoring State of the Union from Los Angeles today, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff took it upon himself to use the Magic Wall to describe the situation for U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. CNN producer Josh Braun tr... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview 06.27.09 - Posted June 26, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press with David Gregory: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham. Roundtable with ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.22.09 - Posted June 22, 2009
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John King: Father's Day and Fenway - Posted June 22, 2009
Never far from his magic wall, yesterday - Father's Day - on "State of the Union," John King pulled up a couple photos of him with his kids. (As far as we know, that's not John suited up as the green monster.) Said King: "One of t... [TVNewser]

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]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted June 5, 2009
What we almost missed today... • Stephen Colbert is in Iraq, taping and performing shows for troops. "Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando" airs on Comedy Central next week. • Margaret Carlson hosted a ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's John King on Obama/Conan Plug: "Way Over the Line" - Posted June 5, 2009
CNN's John King went on Steve Malzberg's radio show today. Malzberg, often a guest on cable news, asked King whether he would have done what NBC's Brian Williams did the other day -- use interview time for a late night comedy bit. M... [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]

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]

CNN's Wash Bureau Chief: "I Think John's Program Will Come to Dominate Sunday Talk" - Posted May 22, 2009
"I think John's program will come to dominate Sunday talk." That was CNN SVP and Washington Bureau Chief David Bohrman on the Morning Media Menu earlier today. Listen in below. ... [FishbowlDC]

King: "Let's Not Just Sit in Washington and Be Self-Important" - Posted May 22, 2009
Marketwatch's Jon Friedman continues his series looking at the Sunday morning anchors with a profile of CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Bohrman on the Menu: "I Think John's Program Will Come to Dominate Sunday Talk" - Posted May 22, 2009
"Decision-Maker Week" came to an end this week with CNN SVP and Washington bureau chief David Bohrman. We talked to Bohrman about CNN's technology, much of which he's responsible for bringing to the network. "I'm always looking for interesting display technologies and... [TVNewser]

The After-Parties: Vanity Fair & Bloomberg - Posted May 10, 2009
So just who made the cut at the highly exclusive Vanity Fair/Bloomberg after-party at the gorgeous residence of French Ambassador Pierre Vimont? It was impossible to get in if you weren't on the list- Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford got turned away at first, but we saw him inside shortly after. No pics... [FishbowlDC]

The Pre-Parties: Time, Fortune, People & CNN - Posted May 10, 2009
Pretty star-studded... Eva Longoria Parker, Jason Bateman, Jon Bon Jovi, Kal Penn, Kate... [FishbowlDC]

Haddad Hosts Annual WHCD Brunch - Posted May 10, 2009
This was the scene at Tammy Haddad's annual pre-WHCD garden brunch. Who wasn't there? To name a few we saw... ... [FishbowlDC]

Time 100 Party Draws DC A-Listers - Posted May 5, 2009
Photo from The Page and by Getty Tonight is Time Mag's 100 List's big night and many are traveling up from DC to... [FishbowlDC]

"Magic Wall" Creators Win Top Design Award - Posted April 30, 2009
Perceptive Pixel, the company behind CNN's "Magic Wall" and FNC's "Bill Board" has been named the winner of a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The company, founded in 2006 by ... [TVNewser]

100 Days News Conference: Notes - Posted April 29, 2009
President Barack Obama's news conference tonight at 8pmET will mark his 100th day in office, and each network plans to carry it differently (and one, not at all). FishbowlDC has ... [TVNewser]

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]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted April 27, 2009
What we almost missed today... • WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander is making up for lost time. He says in Sunday's paper, "A broken system is being fixed." Corrections dating back to 2007 and 2008 have appeared in the paper the past few weeks to correct a problem at the paper Alexander... [FishbowlDC]

Mary Matalin Rejoins CNN - Posted April 23, 2009
Mary Matalin has signed on as a CNN political contributor. Matalin will appear on various CNN shows as well as twice monthly alongside her husband, Democratic strategist and fellow CNN political contributor ... [TVNewser]

Mary Matalin Signs With CNN - Posted April 23, 2009
Republican strategist Mary Matalin has signed on to serve as a CNN political contributor. She will appear on programs across the network including Anderson Cooper 360, State of the Union with John King, and The Situation Room with ... [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]

Jaconi on King: "I Am Learning From His Instincts" - Posted April 21, 2009
Michelle Jaconi has been in her new role of State of the Union EP for two months, and today she goes through the ... [TVNewser]

Michelle Jaconi: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted April 21, 2009
Say hello to Michelle Jaconi, the ... [FishbowlDC]

Election, Inauguration, 100 Days: CNN's Plan For Their Next Big Political Event - Posted April 20, 2009
CNN's bread and butter in the ratings has been covering major political events — from elections to inaugurations. The AP ... [TVNewser]

CNN Appearance Skyrockets Facebook Support for Military General - Posted April 13, 2009
An appearance on CNN's State of the Union with John King had a surprising impact on U.S. General Ray Odierno's Facebook page. Only seven hours after telling King that he was "excited about using the site to get the word out about what American troops are accomplishing," Odierno's supporters... [FishbowlDC]

Tonight's News Conference Coverage Plans - Posted March 24, 2009
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will take President Barack Obama's second prime time news conference live tonight at 8pmET. It will also be covered on the financial news networks (CNBC, FBN and Bloomberg) and on cable news. Here's how the newser will affect the cablers: CNN: Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, ... [FishbowlDC]

Networks and Cablers To Cover Obama's Prime Time Newser - Posted March 24, 2009
ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will take President Barack Obama's second prime time news conference live tonight at 8pmET. It will also be covered on the financial news networks (CNBC, FBN and Bloomberg) and on cable news. Here's how the newser will affect the cablers: • CNN — Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown,... [TVNewser]

Cheney's First Post-VP Interview Goes to John King - Posted March 14, 2009
In his first television interview since leaving office, former Vice President Dick Cheney will appear on "State of the Union with John King" tomorrow. The live, in-studio interview will air in ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Whips out the Flip at the White House - Posted February 26, 2009
Now playing on her YouTube Channel, Katie Couric's latest Felliniesque endeavour at Flip filmmaking. Filmed outside and inside the White House, it comes complete with cameos from Charlie Gibson, John King, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

"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]

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]

Kurtz Talks Goldberg, Santelli on Reliable Sources - Posted February 23, 2009
Howard Kurtz talked about the internet-sensation rant from CNBC's Rick Santelli yesterday on CNN's Reliable Sources. "Santelli may or ... [TVNewser]

John King to Anchor On CNN.com Live - Posted February 19, 2009
In addition to partnering with Facebook, first reported by WebNewser Tuesday, CNN.com Live is also planning extensive daytime coverage of Pres. Obama's first address to Congress. ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bash & King Join Politico for Coffee Talk - Posted February 19, 2009
Against a backdrop of Politico and Starbucks' logos, Mike Allen moderated the first in Politico's Coffeehouse Conversations, a panel of CNN's Senior Congressional Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

"The Best Romantic Team on Television" - Posted February 19, 2009
Our old pal Patrick Gavin, late of FishbowlDC now of Politico, caught up with the husband-wife CNN team of Dana Bash and ... [TVNewser]

CNN Partners with Facebook for Obama's State of the Union - Posted February 17, 2009
CNN.com Live and Facebook are once again partnering for a Web-TV event. This time it's for Pres. Obama's address to a joint session of Congress next Tuesday...essentially his first State of the Union address. RSVP now to watch a special edition of John King's "State of the Union" and the CNN... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Velez-Mitchell on Octomom : "We're Doing it for Ratings" - Posted February 15, 2009
"Today during State of the Union with John King, CNN's Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz" (this is how it's written in the CNN release) talked about octomom ... [TVNewser]

TVNewser: Jaconi Leaves NBC, Named EP of CNN's "State of the Union" - Posted February 11, 2009
First on TVNewser: Michelle Jaconi is leaving NBC's Meet the Press after 12 years with the program to become the executive producer of CNN's State of the Union with John King. The new role means ... [FishbowlDC]

Jaconi Leaves NBC, Named EP of CNN's "State of the Union" - Posted February 11, 2009
First on TVNewser: Michelle Jaconi is leaving NBC's Meet the Press after 12 years with the program to become the executive producer of CNN's State of the Union with John King... [TVNewser]

Schedule Shake-Ups As Cablers Cover Obama Newser - Posted February 9, 2009
Every major network will cover President Barack Obama's news conference tonight at 8pmET, which is expected to last the full hour, as will the cablers (and business news networks). How will they shake up their schedule? In very different ways: • CNN — ... [TVNewser]

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]

Power Out at CNN's DC Bureau - Posted January 28, 2009
The power is out at CNN's Washington DC bureau. Happened earlier this afternoon. The cause is not known but it could be out for 24 hours. "Sit room scrambling to produce on generator power," writes a tipster. Says a CNN spokesperson, "At CNN, we're prepared for any situation, even in The... [TVNewser]

State of "State of the Union" - Posted January 26, 2009
"State of the Union," CNN's weekend show anchored by John King, was in its new studio for the first time yesterday. Among the guests that joined King were David Plouffe and Mayor ... [TVNewser]

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]

Sightings at HuffPo Ball - Posted January 21, 2009
We saw NBC's David Gregory, CNN's John King - we also heard a rumor that promoter ... [FishbowlLA]

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]

Wolf Blitzer Steals Space Heaters, And Other Assorted DC Media Madness - Posted January 19, 2009
• Tammy Haddad caught up with CNN's Anderson Cooper yesterday who's co-anchoring his first Inauguration. Cooper: "I spent 9 hours on the roof at the Newseum...and Wolf Blitzer steals all the heaters, this is a little know... [TVNewser]

John King Gets 1/6th of CNN Sunday - Posted January 18, 2009
John King is about to get the last (and most) word in Sunday talk. The inaugural, four-hour "State of the Union" is about to get underway. Leave your comments about what you think of the show. CNN, by the way, didn't take us up on any of our choices for the title. In... [TVNewser]

What's the State of Reliable Sources? - Posted January 16, 2009
We get a press release every Friday from CNN. It describes their weekend programming schedule — topics, guests, etc. Take a look at Sunday's schedule and how "Reliable Sources" appears... SUNDAY, January 18, 2009 American Morning - Airs LIVE 5:00AM - 6:00AM House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta - Airs 7:30AM - 8:00AMCNN chief... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: King, Jakes, Folbaum... - Posted January 16, 2009
> CNN's premiere "State of the Union," anchored by John King, will be live from the Newseum and feature interviews with Obama adviser David Axelrod, Bush WH press secretary Dana Perino and WH counselor ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Maddow, King, Schneider... - Posted January 15, 2009
> Rachel Maddow has reached a new agreement with Air America Media, however her show is moving from three hours at 6pmET to one hour in the mornings. Ron Reagan will began anchoring at 6pmET on February 2. > CNN's ... [TVNewser]

TVNewser Challenge '09 Poll Results - Posted January 10, 2009
With more votes cast this year than last year, the TVNewser Challenge '09 has come to an end. Let's take a look at the results: In two repeat votes from last year, 68% thought the Today show would "maintain its dominance" in the year ahead and 59% picked the NBC Nightly News... [TVNewser]

Blitzer's Final "Late Edition": Cheney, Pelosi - Posted January 9, 2009
CNN's Wolf Blitzer's final "Late Edition" this weekend will feature two high profile interviews — with Vice President Dick Cheney and Speaker of the House ... [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]

CNN's Inauguration - Posted January 8, 2009
CNN has announced Inauguration coverage plans, beginning on Tuesday at 5amET. Some notes: • Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper lead coverage beginning at 10amET from the rooftop of the Newseum. John King brings the "Magic Wall" into the News... [TVNewser]

King's New Show: "State Of The Union" - Posted January 8, 2009
In this morning's release about Sam Feist's new position with CNN was the news he would be overseeing "The Situation Room with ... [TVNewser]

Gupta To Be Obama's Surgeon General? - Posted January 6, 2009
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz is reporting Sanjay Gupta has been offe... [TVNewser]

"Colbert and Colmes" Premieres - Posted January 6, 2009
For one night only, FNC's Alan Colmes shared the Comedy Central stage with Stephen Colbert for the premiere episode of "Colbert and Colmes." "I'm looking forward to bringing some much needed balance to your show," said Colmes. That, of course, was not to be. By the end of the episode, just... [TVNewser]

Who Was at the White House Christmas Party Last Night? - Posted December 17, 2008
Our spies spotted several tvnewsers at last night's White House Christmas party — from ABC Kathy O'Hearn and Terry Moran; from CBS ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 12, 2008
Meet The Press: IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan, MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), former MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina... [FishbowlDC]

Henry Becomes CNN Senior WH Correspondent - Posted December 12, 2008
First on TVNewser: Ed Henry will become CNN's new senior White House correspondent. John King previously served in that role. Also ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.09.08 - Posted December 9, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC street is this? Email us with your best guess and we'll include correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. 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 li... [FishbowlDC]

Is CNN Still Relying on "Sources"? - Posted December 8, 2008
Politico's Michael Calderone writes about the four-hour ... [TVNewser]

King To Host Four-Hour Sunday Block, Blitzer Re-Ups - Posted December 8, 2008
CNN announced today correspondent John King will begin hosting a four-hour news block from 9am-1pmET on Sundays, beginning in January. According to the release, Reliable Sources, hosted by Howard Kurtz... [TVNewser]

John King Set to Take Over "Late Edition" - Posted December 6, 2008
Last April, TVNewser asked CNN's John King what he would be doing in February 2009. The New York Times ... [TVNewser]

Who Will Be the Next Tim Russert? - Posted November 21, 2008
The final event of the first day was "Insights and Analysis: Leading National Political Reporters Discuss the Campaign" panel. And yes, all panel's names were also long descriptions. It was, after all "ELECTION 2008: Obama vs. McCain: What Happened and What Comes Next?" conference that we will call EOVMWHAWCNCon for short. You... [FishbowlLA]

"It's Good To Be King" - Posted November 19, 2008
In what is likely John King's acting debut, the CNN correspondent took part in an "Enemy of the State"-like segment revolving around the "journalistic super-weapon," the "Magic Wall." First ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 31, 2008
Meet the Press: Fred Thompson and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), and a roundtable with Washington Post's David Broder, NBC's David Gregory, NPR's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.31.08 - Posted October 31, 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]

CNN's Election Night Plans - Posted October 30, 2008
CNN's Election Night in America coverage kicks off at 6pmET on Tuesday, with Wolf Blitzer leading the BPTOT and Campbell Brown and ... [TVNewser]

The Year of the Women? - Posted October 30, 2008
From today's mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed: Salon's Rebecca Traister writes, if 2004 was "Jon Stewart's career-making elec... [TVNewser]

Charles Barkley Calls Fox News "Corrupt," Fox News Fires Back - Posted October 29, 2008
In an interview with Broadcasting & Cable, former NBA star and current TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley calls Fox Ne... [TVNewser]

CBS Announces Election Night Plans - Posted October 27, 2008
With a week and a day until the election, CBS News has announced plans for election night. Katie Couric leads the best political team in the galaxy including ... [TVNewser]

A New "Magic Wall" Player — SNL - Posted October 24, 2008
CNN's John King and FNC's Bill Hemmer need to step up their "Magic Wall" game — Fred Armisen is rea... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Couric Travels, King Anchors, Buckley Speaks... - Posted October 17, 2008
> Katie Couric takes her show on the road to battleground states. Couric anchors the CBS Evening News from Charlotte tonight, from St. Louis on Monday and from Denver next Monday, Oct. 27. > CNN's John King anchors a one-hour special tomorrow nig... [TVNewser]

CNN/TIME Politics '08: Blitzer Promises "Major Surprises" Come Election Night - Posted October 14, 2008
TVNewser caught up with Wolf Blitzer after his morning panel at the Time Warner Politics Summit. We asked CNN's lead political anchor how his BPTOT i... [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]

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]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 26, 2008
Meet the Press: Bill Clinton. Tom Brokaw will moderate a debate between Colorado Senate candidates Mark Udall (D) and Bob Schaffer (R). Face the Nation: ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: O'Reilly, Alaska, Surface... - Posted September 15, 2008
> The New York Post's Cindy Adams describes, in general terms, Bill O'Reilly's upcoming book, "... [TVNewser]

What's That Weather Guy Doing At John King's Wall? - Posted September 10, 2008
CNN meteorologist Rob Marciano worked some weather magic with the technology that is normally used for John King's political segments. Marciano was talking about hurricane hunter aircraft that... [TVNewser]

Back In Bounds? McCain Team at CNN Grill - Posted September 4, 2008
The CNN Grill has been quite the place for the last couple weeks. You could find big name celebs, grab a free meal from ... [TVNewser]

Feeding the CNN Army, Guests, and EMS Too - Posted September 2, 2008
So we're on our way to interview Gretchen Carlson at the Fox Experience, but we stopped off at the incredibly neon decked-out CNN Grill. CNN analyst Roland Martin is doing his radio show fro... [TVNewser]

Scenes From The Floor - Posted August 27, 2008
For President Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention tonight, we made our way out to the convention floor and grabbed some video. We stationed ourselves near the CNN BPTOT stage, where ... [TVNewser]

"Wherever Wolf is, That's Where The Situation Room Is" - Posted August 26, 2008
Or so says Wolf Blitzer. And this morning, The Situation Room was at the CNN Grill. TVNewser checked out the scene, which included many CNN anchors chowing down on scrambled eggs and French toast. Besides Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, ... [TVNewser]

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]

Friday Afternoon, at the Democratic Convention - Posted August 22, 2008
Is CNN's John King the first to report from the floor of the Democratic Convention? > Update: No, he's not (see below). ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Presidential Bookends to Tonight's Forum - Posted August 16, 2008
Before and after CNN's airing of tonight's Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion, the network will air a live special called The Next President. CNN's John King hosts and he'll joined by...wait for it...the Best Political Team on Television. The special airs at 7pmET, the Forum begins at 8pm, then... [TVNewser]

Why Is John King Getting Airtime Beyond CNN? - Posted August 1, 2008
CNN's John King is turning up on other networks, and we're sure it's not just because his contract is up in five months. King got the political interview of the day yesterday when he asked Sen. John McC... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted July 25, 2008
Meet the Press: Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) Face the Nation: Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Jack Reed (D-RI). This Week: John McCain and a roundtable with for... [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]

Dueling Docs Look at Presidential Candidates - Posted July 13, 2008
CNN announced it would be airing a pair of hour-long documentaries about Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama. The documentaries debut August 20 at 8pmET (McCain) and 9pmET (Obama). Correspondent John King fronts the McCain documentary, and ... [TVNewser]

WHCA News! - Posted March 26, 2008
Oh, get excited people: News is beginning to drip out about White House Correspondents' Weekend. Like, that the Vanity Fair party is on! Ben Affleck's gonna be there! Ashlee Simpson! Meghan McCain, too! An... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.10.08 - Posted March 10, 2008
Good morning Washington. IT'S CHUCK NORRIS' BIRTHDAY! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | WEST WING REPORTAGE | ... [FishbowlDC]

About Last Night... - Posted March 5, 2008
Tom Brokaw said "ass," Wonkette doesn't like MSNBC's panel, Tim Russert picks his nose, Fox was ... [FishbowlDC]

John King Gets "SNL'd" - Posted February 25, 2008
Take a look at Saturday Night Live's John King impersonator from this past weekend's show (along with Univision's "Jorge Ramos"): ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.05.08 - Posted February 5, 2008
Happy Super Tuesday Washington! Better yet, it's Bobby Brown's birthday! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | RADIO | JOBS Most of ... [FishbowlDC]

Dana and John: Engaged! - Posted January 4, 2008
FishbowlDC has learned that CNN lovebirds Dana Bash and John King are engaged to be married and a wedding date looks to be around May. The two are both largely covering 2008 Republican candidates for CNN and began dating in early 2007. ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's John King Weighs in on "Question Controversy" - Posted December 3, 2007
Speaking at the National Press Club tonight, CNN's chief national correspondent, John King, discussed the recent controversy over CNN's presidential debates and the backgrounds of some of the questioners. There were some fundamental mistakes -- journalism school mistakes -- made by my news organization in the fact that the general, and... [FishbowlDC]

You Say You Want a Rem-olution? - Posted April 11, 2007
In William Drenttel's current article on Design Observer, he criticizes Rem Koolhaas' bad decisions in his most recent project, the Central Chinese Television Headquarters. But during a two-night speaking stand in LA and San Francis... [UnBeige]

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