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Friday Links: Recapping Shame, Adoring John Oliver, and More - Posted November 14, 2014
Between breaking the Internet and #rokerthon, we're a little bl... [Lost Remote]

'The Concert for Valor' in Review - Posted November 12, 2014
With attendance estimates tipping 800,000, expectations for last night's Concert for Valor were high to say the least. But whatever the turnout, HBO, Chase Bank and Starbucks put on one hell of a show. As is the case with almost any DC ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Fox News Tops Election Week | Yahoo! Buys BrightRoll - Posted November 12, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Fox News Tops Election Week | Yahoo! Buys BrightRoll - Posted November 12, 2014
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John Oliver Ends Season with a Bang from the 'Salmon Cannon' - Posted November 10, 2014
Ahead of his performance tomorrow at "The Concert for Valor" on the National Mall, John Oliver ended the inaugural season of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" with a segment poking fun at a Washington state news story which featured a cannon that could launch salmon over dams. Oliver gathered an impressive list of... [FishbowlDC]

Hundreds of Celebs Urge Fans to #GoVote - Posted November 4, 2014
For Midterm Elections Day, HeadCount.org teamed up with more than 300 entertainers using their celebrity status to urge fans to #GoVote. Participants, including Rob Lowe, Stephen Colbert, John Legend, ... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Newsfeed: Reddit Crowdfunding Platform | Dunkin's Croissant Donut - Posted October 30, 2014
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Tracking John Oliver's #ShowUsYourPeanuts Campaign - Posted October 29, 2014
John Oliver struck again this week, this time tackling the food industry and how much hidden sugar they put in our food. In his end-of-show takedown rant ... [Lost Remote]

With SNL and Key & Peele, Sketch Comedy Returns in This Week's Top 5 Viral TV Clips - Posted September 26, 2014
In this Friday's installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web's best viral videos, we take a look at... [Lost Remote]

John Oliver...the Journalist? - Posted September 26, 2014
The Associated Press' David Bauder writes about HBO satirist ... [TVNewser]

From Barely Legal Pawn to Obama Expressions: This Week's Top 5 Viral TV Clips - Posted August 22, 2014
In this Friday's installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web's best viral videos, we take a look at... [Lost Remote]

Monday Morning Stir - Posted August 11, 2014
-VCCP brings back Aleksander and Sergei for Compare the Market (video above). link -Mashable CRO Seth Rogin reveals branded content road map. ... [AgencySpy]

Late Night Hosts Continue to Impress in This Week's Top 5 Viral TV Clips - Posted August 8, 2014
In this Friday's installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web's best viral videos, we take a ... [Lost Remote]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted August 7, 2014
-Christina Hendricks protests gender equality in the workplace for Funny or Die sketch (video above). link -Integrated communications agency Home acquires McGrath Rainey Laird. ... [AgencySpy]

Monday Odds and Ends - Posted August 4, 2014
-John Oliver takes on native advertising (video above). link -How Snapchat is selling itself to marketers. ... [AgencySpy]

John Oliver Has Some Thoughts on Native Advertising - Posted August 4, 2014
Different people in the media have very different opinions on native advertising. You may recall that Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker called the practice "a Faustian bargain" before his own paper jumped head-first into the trend by launching ... [PRNewser]

John Oliver on Banner Ads - Posted August 4, 2014
There are many memorable sound bytes in John Oliver's 11-minute rant about native advertising from this weekend's Last Week Tonight. FishbowlNY particularly enjoyed Oliver's take on the waning effectivenes... [morningmedianewsfeed]

John Oliver on Banner Ads - Posted August 4, 2014
There are many memorable sound bytes in John Oliver's 11-minute rant about native advertising from this weekend's Last Week Tonight. FishbowlNY particularly enjoyed Oliver's take on the waning effectivenes... [FishbowlNY]

New Series and Seasons Abound in This Week's Top 5 Viral TV Clips - Posted July 25, 2014
In this Friday's installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web's best viral videos, we take a look at... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: Soundwave Update | Facebook Ads Manager - Posted July 17, 2014
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John Oliver's Income Inequality Barometer: Whether You're Paying for Or Stealing HBO - Posted July 14, 2014
HBO's John Oliver led "Last Week Tonight" last night with a look at America's income inequality issue. And for Oliver, the main measuring stick for which side of the gap you're on comes down to HBO. "A good way ... [Lost Remote]

Will HBO's Free Content Strategy Spark a New Wave? - Posted July 8, 2014
HBO wants you watching its programs even if they have to offer them for free-- temporarily, that is. A wide number of people feel no need to pay for a premium cable channel anymore, so the network is doing more than ever to lure them in, especially after premium channels have seen... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: World Cup Twitter Record | Facebook Moods Study - Posted June 30, 2014
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FCC Flooded With Comments After John Oliver Tackles Net Neutrality - Posted June 5, 2014
On Sunday night's episode of "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver gave an impassioned thirteen-minute speech about the FCC's controversial net neutrality proposal, which, in case you haven't been payin... [PRNewser]

Seize Your Moment, Trolls: It's Time to Pay Attention to Net Neutrality - Posted June 4, 2014
I would have bet that John Oliver could make net neutrality interesting (the bit with OITNB and the mob shakedown might be my favorite part), but I was surprised that his monologue resulted in a temporary breakdown of the comment system over at the FCC by the inter... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: BBC News to Cut 500 | Networks Book Clinton - Posted June 4, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: BBC News to Cut 500 | Networks Book Clinton - Posted June 4, 2014
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Did John Oliver's Netflix Defense, Anti-Net Neutrality Rant Crash FCC Servers? - Posted June 3, 2014
HBO funnyman John Oliver's 13-minute net neutrality rant from this past Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" might have gotten more than laughs out of viewers. From Monday through this afternoon, the FCC website's received nearly 3,000 comments: almost triple the amount posted on Thursday and Friday combined. "This is the moment you were made... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Did John Oliver's Netflix Defense, Anti-Net Neutrality Rant Crash FCC Servers? - Posted June 3, 2014
HBO funnyman John Oliver's 13-minute net neutrality rant from this past Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" might have gotten more than laughs out of viewers. From Monday through this afternoon, the FCC website received nearly 3,000 comments: almost triple the amount posted on Thursday and Friday combined. "This is the moment you were made... [Lost Remote]

BAD PR: John Oliver's GM Parody Highlights Real, Disturbing Details of Internal Company Practices - Posted May 21, 2014
Let's play a little game of word association, shall we? What comes to mind when you think of the following words: deathtrap; decapitating; grenade-like; powder keg; and rolling sarcophagus? If your answer to any of these is "a car made by General Motors," then an internal GM memo specifically banning the... [PRNewser]

POM Responds to John Oliver's Not-So-Gentle Ribbing - Posted May 6, 2014
In case your viewing schedule is getting the best of you, John Oliver of "The Daily Show" has a new weekly news program on the Home Box Office channel called "Last Week Tonight", and April's debut episode did indeed serve to assuage our doubts over whether Mr. Oliver could carry such... [PRNewser]

White House Correspondents' Dinner Leftovers - Posted May 5, 2014
If you were busy watching "Dateline" or "48 Hours" Saturday night, and missed the 2014 White House Correspondents Association dinner, we've got a few highlights. Here's the video shown during the dinner of the VP and the Veep, Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, with acknowledgements of ... [TVNewser]

White House Correspondents' Dinner Leftovers - Posted May 5, 2014
If you were busy watching "Dateline" or "48 Hours" Saturday night, and missed the 2014 White House Correspondents Association dinner, we've got a few highlights. Here's the video shown during the dinner of the VP and the Veep, Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, with acknowledgements of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

White House Correspondents' Dinner Leftovers - Posted May 5, 2014
If you were busy watching "Dateline" or "48 Hours" Saturday night, and missed the 2014 White House Correspondents Association dinner, we've got a few highlights. Here's the video shown during the dinner of the VP and the Veep, Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, with acknowledgements of ... [FishbowlNY]

Weekend Show Preview, 5.2 - 5.4 - Posted May 2, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, author Richard Williams, CBS's James Brown and ... [FishbowlDC]

Bret Baier: 'After I Saw that, I Said 'We Are Dropping the Ball on that Coverage' - Posted May 2, 2014
Bret Baier is taking a cue from John Oliver. The Fox News "Special Report" host was watching Oliver's inaugural show on HBO last Sunday when it hit him that the world's big... [TVNewser]

Friday Morning Stir - Posted May 2, 2014
-Lyft launches Carstache 2.0 with iPhone trailer parody (video above). link -Adcade launches platform for advertising across multiple devices. link -Nike's "Winner Stays" tops viral campaign c... [AgencySpy]

The Ticker: Fuse, Oliver, Tapper - Posted May 1, 2014
Fuse News, which was initially produced by former ABC, CBS, and CNN executive Rick Kaplan, has been cancelled. "We reached an agreement to sell Fuse to SiTV Media, and these changes are part of that transition," a spokesperson tells TVNewser. New HBO host ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Clippers Lose Sponsors | Mockingbird To Go Digital | Al Jazeera Sues Egypt - Posted April 29, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Clippers Lose Sponsors | Mockingbird To Go Digital | Al Jazeera Sues Egypt - Posted April 29, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Fake Bib for Foursquare CEO's Wife | Facebook Message Before Fatal Crash - Posted April 28, 2014
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'Last Week Tonight' Urges Fans to Keep Ignoring the News Ahead of Its Premiere - Posted April 25, 2014
John Oliver has been making the interview rounds this week to promote his new HBO show "Last Week Tonight," which premieres Sunday night at 11pmET. And his show is getting clever on social. Only two days until we premiere. Stay strong. Keep ignoring the news. ... [Lost Remote]

Another Month, Another THR Web Traffic Record - Posted April 24, 2014
This is why Guggenheim Partners pays Janice Min the big bucks. For the month of March, worldwide Web traffic was up for both Billboard and THR (on the heels, in the case of the latter weekly print-tied operati... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Another Month, Another THR Web Traffic Record - Posted April 24, 2014
This is why Guggenheim Partners pays Janice Min the big bucks. For the month of March, worldwide Web traffic was up for both Billboard and THR (on the heels, in the case of the latter weekly print-tied operati... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: CNN, Biz Nets, Oliver - Posted April 3, 2014
TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall pens a column in The Hollywood Reporter about CNN's wall-to-wall coverage of MH370. Although the coverage "has been vindicated by increased ratings," Tyndall notes it was not with... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Facebook Buys Oculus | Atlantic Makes Changes | Amazon Credits eBooks - Posted March 26, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Facebook Buys Oculus | Atlantic Makes Changes | Amazon Credits eBooks - Posted March 26, 2014
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John Oliver Doesn't Want CNN's Slogan - Posted March 9, 2014
The trailer for former "Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver's new HBO show "Last Week Tonight" is out, and Oliver brushes off the suggestion he use CNN's long-term slogan. "John Oliver...the most trusted name in news," the trailer's narrator says. "That's CNN's slogan," Oliver shot back, seeming uninterested in stealing CNN's thunder. "The most... [morningmedianewsfeed]

John Oliver Doesn't Want CNN's Slogan - Posted March 9, 2014
The trailer for former "Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver's new HBO show "Last Week Tonight" is out, and Oliver brushes off the suggestion he use CNN's long-term slogan. "John Oliver...the most trusted name in news," the trailer's narrator says. "That's CNN's slogan," Oliver shot back, seeming uninterested in stealing CNN's thunder. "The most... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Oliver, Webb, Pena - Posted February 12, 2014
Former "Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver's upcoming HBO show now has a name and premiere date. The half-hour "Last Week Tonight" premieres April 27 at 11pm. Fox News contributor David Webb is adding political columnist to his portfolio. The longtime radio host will write a bi-weekly... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Wins Fair Use Case | John Oliver Joins HBO | Baldwin's Outburst - Posted November 15, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Wins Fair Use Case | John Oliver Joins HBO | Baldwin's Outburst - Posted November 15, 2013
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The Evening Ticker: Oliver, Delgado, Davies - Posted November 14, 2013
John Oliver is leaving "The Daily Show" for HBO where he will host his own weekly program. The Sunday evening show will be a topical comedy series debuting in 2014. Jennifer ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Evening Ticker: Oliver, Delgado, Davies - Posted November 14, 2013
John Oliver is leaving "The Daily Show" for HBO where he will host his own weekly program. The Sunday evening show will be a topical comedy series debuting in 2014. Jennifer ... [FishbowlNY]

The Evening Ticker: Oliver, Delgado, Davies - Posted November 14, 2013
John Oliver is leaving "The Daily Show" for HBO where he will host his own weekly program. The Sunday evening show will be a topical comedy series debuting in 2014. Jennifer ... [TVNewser]

The Key Ingredients of Well-Crafted Speeches - Posted July 30, 2013
"Before you ask me who wrote such shrewd prose, let me just say: Speeches are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made". Those were comments by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg... [PRNewser]

The AM Ticker: Tennis, FNC, Rock - Posted July 19, 2013
Some of Washington's most notable journalists played tennis against the people they cover last night at the Washington Kastles Charity Classic. Bret Baier, David Gregory, Ed Henry and ... [TVNewser]

John Oliver Prepares to Take Over As Cable News Critic-In-Chief - Posted June 4, 2013
Next week, comedian John Oliver will take over as the host of "The Daily Show," while Jon Stewart takes the Summer off to direct a movie. In advance of the mo... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart to Go on Hollywood Hiatus - Posted March 5, 2013
Don't expect The Daily Show to keep you occupied this summer on those hot, concrete-baking nights. Deadline reports that Jon Stewart is taking a 12-week hiatus from the show to make his Hollywood directorial debut. ... [FishbowlLA]

'The Daily Show' Investigates Investigative Journalism - Posted January 15, 2013
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" last night dedicated a segment to investigative journalism. Specifically, the program used a story we broke last year about CNN restructuring its long-form content unit, and moved it forward by talking to one of the reporters affected by ... [TVNewser]

'The Daily Show' Explains Political PR: Lie and Lie Again! - Posted September 11, 2012
The correspondents at The Daily Show have some...unflattering opinions of the famous "spin doctors" who handle PR for political figures (and spend most of their waking lives trying to put a positive angle on every story or press mention). It would seem that these well-paid professionals also happen to be cynical,... [PRNewser]

The Daily Show Has a Few Sarah Palin Today Thoughts - Posted April 4, 2012
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The Daily Show Takes On Civility in Journalism - Posted January 13, 2012
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The Daily Show Sums Up Murdoch News of the World Scandal - Posted July 12, 2011
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CPAC Candy Coverage Pretty Sweet - Posted February 22, 2010
Editors wanting to break into alternative video coverage around town need to take note of Politico's recent TMZ-style candy video from CPAC. This could be what Washington D.C. sorely needs - go to "serious-minded" events and ask the absurd (but ask it as seriously as possible). Think John Oliver from... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.10.09 - Posted July 10, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 10, 2009
CNN must have jinxed the briefing start today when they announced at 2:05 that it would start "shortly." The 2:30 start was pushed back a half hour at 2:15, leaving several reporters outside the briefing room to sigh, "too late to go back" to their offices before the actual event... School's (Not?)... [FishbowlDC]

The Daily Show Embeds With the White House Press Corp - Posted March 6, 2009
Hot on the heels of Jon Stewart's CNBC takedown, The Daily Show's John Oliver visits the "luxurious press corps offices." "It's like what Donald Trump would have designed if he'd decided to keep journalists as pets...all the greats did ti... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Daily Show Embeds With the White House Press Corp - Posted March 6, 2009
Hot on the heels of Jon Stewart's CNBC takedown, The Daily Show's John Oliver visits the "luxurious press corps offices." "It's like what Donald Trump would have designed if he'd decided to keep journalists as pets...all the greats did ti... [FishbowlNY]

Who Will Be This Year's Break-Out Star? Daily Show's at the White House to Find Out - Posted March 6, 2009
"Will it be the boyish Jake Tapper? The chiseled Chip Reid? The guy who manages Flight of the Conchords?" -The Daily Show's John Oliver. This is a must see. .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/as... [FishbowlDC]

"How Can You Reduce a Day's Worth of Work Down To Meaningless Sound Bites?" - Posted March 6, 2009
The Daily Show's John Oliver spent a day as a member of the White House press corp recently, and the segment aired last night. Included is Oliver asking CBS' Chip Reid, "How can you reduce a day's worth of work down to meaningless sound bites," and White House press secretary ... [TVNewser]

Daily Show Takes the Show to the White House - Posted February 12, 2009
The Daily Show is on the loose at the White House... yesterday afternoon John Oliver taped segments in the briefing room with various correspodents. Our friends at Yeas & Nays spotted Oliver sticking around for press secretary ... [FishbowlDC]

"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]

CNN Packs The Grill - Posted August 26, 2008
The CNN Grill, located directly outside the Pepsi Center, was packed on Monday night as the convention wound down for Day 1. But after the convention ended for the night, it became standing room only. The various CNN-related drinks and free food drew many in, as did the prime real estate. Besides the... [TVNewser]

"The Gaggle" Premieres - Posted March 5, 2007
(earlier) From here: Political comedy was in the spotlight at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Saturday morning as industry and other folks turned out for "The Gaggle," an on-stage opinion talk show created and produced by former festival director Craig Minassian that is being workshopped for potential TV show development. Comedian Marc Mar... [FishbowlDC]

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