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John Oliver Leaves The Daily Show; Layoffs at Time Out New York

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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... [Fishbowl NY]

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 ... [Fishbowl NY]

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... [Fishbowl NY]

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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