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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.04.11
NY Observer Gains New EIC; HFMUS Staffers Jump Ship

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Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.09.10
Salon Swaps EICs; Conan, Olbermann Return to TV

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.05.10
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Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.24.09
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Olbermann's Task: 'Destroy' Fox Sports 1 - Posted October 13, 2014
Keith Olbermann sat down with Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch to discuss his show, its rivals and whether or not he misses delivering political news. It's been about 1... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Signs Off World News | Freed Journalist Arrives in U.S. - Posted August 28, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Signs Off World News | Freed Journalist Arrives in U.S. - Posted August 28, 2014
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Dick Cavett, Keith Olbermann Stir NYDN 'Yellow Journalism' Debate - Posted August 15, 2014
During an interview today with HuffPost Live, Dick Cavett told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that he holds, ultimately, New York Daily News readers accountable for the Robin Williams ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dick Cavett, Keith Olbermann Stir NYDN 'Yellow Journalism' Debate - Posted August 15, 2014
During an interview today with HuffPost Live, Dick Cavett told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that he holds, ultimately, New York Daily News readers accountable for the Robin Williams ... [FishbowlNY]

NFL Game-Fixing Chronicle Among NYU Prof's Resurrected Books - Posted July 10, 2014
Five eBooks were chosen to kick off "Forbidden Bookshelf," a new, ongoing series curated for Open Road Integrated Media by Mark Crispin Miller, a professor of media studies at NYU. The idea to highlight squelched an... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NFL Game-Fixing Chronicle Among NYU Prof's Resurrected Books - Posted July 10, 2014
Five eBooks were chosen to kick off "Forbidden Bookshelf," a new, ongoing series curated for Open Road Integrated Media by Mark Crispin Miller, a professor of media studies at NYU. The idea to highlight squelched an... [FishbowlNY]

Back in the Game After NYT Buyout, Sportswriter Recalls Shaq Encounter - Posted June 9, 2014
Since taking a buyout from the New York Times in early 2010, Joe Lapointe continued to teach journalism, freelanced and toiled briefly for Keith Olbermann's Current TV show. Now, per his introductory MLive Media Group... [GalleyCat]

Back in the Game After NYT Buyout, Sportswriter Recalls Shaq Encounter - Posted June 9, 2014
Since taking a buyout from the New York Times in early 2010, Joe Lapointe continued to teach journalism, freelanced and toiled briefly for Keith Olbermann's Current TV show. Now, per his introductory MLive Media Group... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Back in the Game After NYT Buyout, Sportswriter Recalls Shaq Encounter - Posted June 9, 2014
Since taking a buyout from the New York Times in early 2010, Joe Lapointe continued to teach journalism, freelanced and toiled briefly for Keith Olbermann's Current TV show. Now, per his introductory MLive Media Group... [FishbowlNY]

Jamie Horowitz Named SVP/General Manager of 'Today' Show - Posted May 7, 2014
ESPN executive Jamie Horowitz is joining NBC News as SVP and GM of the "Today" show. But his ESPN contract won't allow him to take the job until later this year. Horowitz, who will report to NBC News president ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Won't Be Getting In a Car With Anyone From MSNBC - Posted April 23, 2014
ESPN anchor Keith Olbermann's departure from MSNBC in 2011 was certainly not warm and fuzzy, and today he compared watching his former network with a very dangerous act. No. It's like watching friends in a crashing car w/a drunk driver RT ... [TVNewser]

Does MSNBC Have a Fundraising Double Standard? - Posted April 9, 2014
With "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough scheduled to deliver a keynote address at a Republican fundraiser in New... [TVNewser]

Weekend Show Preview, 3.28 - 3.30 - Posted March 28, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": NCAA Pres. Mark Emert, Frmr. NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, Frmr. CIA Michael Morell, Comdr. William Marks of US Navy, Harvard's ... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview, 3.28 - 3.30 - Posted March 28, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": NCAA Pres. Mark Emert, Frmr. NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, Frmr. CIA Michael Morell, Comdr. William Marks of US Navy, Harvard's ... [PRNewser]

Keith Olbermann Explains How His Shingles Makes Him a 'Danger to Humanity' - Posted March 23, 2014
ESPN's Keith Olbermann explained his infrequent hosting as of late on Thursday's "Olbermann," telling his audience the effects of his shingles medicine is making him a "danger to humanity." "So let me tell you about shingles," he started, explaining that the drugs he's taking for his shingles are so strong, he didn't... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Explains ESPN Absence - Posted February 20, 2014
Keith Olbermann was off-air last night for ESPN, and took to Twitter today to explain. FYI regarding my whereabouts: I am suffering from shingles. If somebody comes up and says "Hey, want shingles?," tell them "no siree Bob!" -- Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 20, 2014... [TVNewser]

How 'Network' Predicted the Future of TV News - Posted February 18, 2014
If you work (or have worked) in TV news, and we know many of you do, you've probably seen "Network," the 1976 classic which takes a cynical look at the news business as fictional TV network UBS exploits its anchorman for corporate profit. (If you haven't seen it, get to Netflix,... [TVNewser]

NBC News Close to Filling 'Today' SVP Job - Posted January 28, 2014
Remember that org chart that NBC News boss Deborah Turness shared a couple weeks ago -- this one, with the gaping hole where the SVP of the "Today" show should be. ... [TVNewser]

The 10 Biggest TV News Stories of 2013 - Posted December 23, 2013
How to describe a year in which TV news had more turnovers than Pepperidge Farm? Business as usual. The dramatic departures and arrivals of A-List talent weren't the only big story of 2013, of course. Two new networks launched. Fox News made some major changes in its prime-time line... [TVNewser]

More Lance Armstrong Fail: He Offered Rival $100,000 to Throw Race - Posted December 16, 2013
Calamitous falls from grace in sports are unfortunately commonplace. There was Pete Rose's gambling and ... [PRNewser]

Dynamic Duo | One on One | Heads Up - Posted October 21, 2013
GalleyCat: Mondays suck a little less when you realize there's a site offering free Calvin and Hobbes comics. TVNewser: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dynamic Duo | One on One | Heads Up - Posted October 21, 2013
GalleyCat: Mondays suck a little less when you realize there's a site offering free Calvin and Hobbes comics. TVNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Keith Olbermann: 'I'll Always Deliver What an Employer Wants' - Posted October 21, 2013
As Keith Olbermann settles into his new role at ESPN, he gives an introspective interview to GQ. Olb... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Reading List 10.01.13 - Posted October 1, 2013
Hill-dawg miniseries scrapped by NBC: According to The Hill's Rebecca Shabad, NBC's plans to air a Hillary Clinton miniseries starring Diane Lane were t... [FishbowlDC]

Larry King To Guest-Host Keith Olbermann's ESPN2 Show - Posted September 26, 2013
Former CNN host Larry King will be able to add yet another line on his resume next month: ESPN host. King will be filling in for Keith Olbermann on his 11 PM show on ESPN 2 n... [TVNewser]

Washingtonian Editor Resurrects Olbermann's Online Angst - Posted September 26, 2013
Washingtonian Editor-at-Large Carol Joynt has had the distinct pleasure of brushing up against and perhaps resurrecting ESPN's Keith Olbermann fier... [FishbowlDC]

Washingtonian Editor Resurrects Olbermann's Online Angst - Posted September 26, 2013
Washingtonian Editor-at-Large Carol Joynt has had the distinct pleasure of brushing up against and perhaps resurrecting ESPN's Keith Olbermann fier... [PRNewser]

Howard Kurtz's 'MediaBuzz' Projects 'Authority, Energy and Pace' - Posted September 8, 2013
It's been a rough year for Howard Kurtz, but you wouldn't know it by today's launch of "MediaBuzz" on Fox News Channel. After his sudden departures from CNN's "Reliable Sources" and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Howard Kurtz's 'MediaBuzz' Projects 'Authority, Energy and Pace' - Posted September 8, 2013
It's been a rough year for Howard Kurtz, but you wouldn't know it by today's launch of "MediaBuzz" on Fox News Channel. After his sudden departures from CNN's "Reliable Sources" and ... [FishbowlNY]

Howard Kurtz's 'MediaBuzz' Projects 'Authority, Energy and Pace' - Posted September 8, 2013
It's been a rough year for Howard Kurtz, but you wouldn't know it by today's launch of "MediaBuzz" on Fox News Channel. After his sudden departures from CNN's "Reliable Sources" and ... [TVNewser]

The AM Ticker: Coatney, Nigeria, Olbermann/Morgan - Posted August 29, 2013
Al Jazeera America has hired Tumblr's former media director Mark Coatney as senior VP of digital media. Coatney served as Tumblr's liaison to media companies, and was one of its earliest employees. More after the jump. A Nigerian man who pretended to be a CNN correspondent to secure money from officials seeking... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 27, 2013
"Good Morning! No wacky personal stories today. I promise. I'd just like to say NyQuil-zzzz is my new best friend. I took a shot last night and promptly fell asleep at 8:00. That never happens. I'm a little groggy this morning so the show should be really interesting. Or it... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Gets Meta For First Edition Of New ESPN2 Show - Posted August 27, 2013
Last night, "Olbermann" debuted just after 11 PM on ESPN2, following live coverage of the US Open. It marked a return to nightly television for Keith Olbermann, the former anchor for MSNBC, Current TV and, yes, ESPN, who had been off the air since a very public split from Current last... [TVNewser]

Izzy Povich Upped at MSNBC - Posted August 20, 2013
Izzy Povich, who's been with MSNBC nearly from the start in 1996, has been promoted to Vice President of Talent and Development, a new position at the network. Povich has worn many hats in her years at MSNBC, as head of central guest booking, b... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann: Current TV Co-Founder And Former VP Al Gore Was a 'Clod' - Posted August 14, 2013
Soon-to-be ESPN2 host Keith Olbermann is the subject of a lengthy profile by THR's Marisa Guthrie. Olbermann talk... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Walters, Olbermann, Tufts - Posted August 8, 2013
Barbara Walters and Brian Ross are following the story of Paul Fronczak, the man who was believed to be a baby stolen from a Chicago hospital 50 years ago, until he took a DNA test. Walters and Ross try to figure out his true background. More below. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Evening Ticker: Walters, Olbermann, Tufts - Posted August 8, 2013
Barbara Walters and Brian Ross are following the story of Paul Fronczak, the man who was believed to be a baby stolen from a Chicago hospital 50 years ago, until he took a DNA test. Walters and Ross try to figure out his true background. More below. ... [FishbowlNY]

Keith Olbermann Reviving 'Worst Persons' Segment For New ESPN2 Show - Posted July 25, 2013
While Keith Olbermann's new late night program on ESPN2 is decidedly not a political program, it sounds as though some of his segments from "Countdown" on MSNBC and Current TV will be making the jump with him. Olbermann revealed that he is... [TVNewser]

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

ESPN Makes Big Bets Amid Discontent - Posted July 22, 2013
ESPN has made a pair of big, splashy hires in the least two weeks, securing Keith Olbermann for ... [TVNewser]

Hold That Face | Welcome Home | Pass By - Posted July 17, 2013
FishbowlDC: Eric Holder makes one hell of a mean face even when he might not be making a mean face. TVNewser: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hold That Face | Welcome Home | Pass By - Posted July 17, 2013
FishbowlDC: Eric Holder makes one hell of a mean face even when he might not be making a mean face. TVNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Keith Olbermann: 'If I wanted to do politics I would still be doing politics' - Posted July 17, 2013
When Keith Olbermann's new ESPN2 program "Olbermann" debuts August 26, there will be no question as to what it is, and what topics will be discussed. "The key three or four words about this are, 'it's a sports show,'" Olbermann said o... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Returning To ESPN To Host New Late Night Show - Posted July 17, 2013
Former MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermann is returning to the place that made him a household name, ESPN. A source at the channel confirms that Olbermann will host a new late-night talk show on ESPN2, covering sp... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Olbermann on ESPN2 | Rolling Stone's Cover | Yahoo! Earnings Down - Posted July 17, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Olbermann on ESPN2 | Rolling Stone's Cover | Yahoo! Earnings Down - Posted July 17, 2013
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Former CNN, Current TV Host Eliot Spitzer Re-Enters Politics - Posted July 8, 2013
Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former New York governor-turned cable news talk show host, is getting b... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Forbes, Skipper, Wallenda - Posted June 26, 2013
Forbes has released its 2013 "Celebrity 100" list, and two names familiar to TV news viewers made the cut. The Blaze's Glenn Beck checks in at #34, with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity at #72. ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Tweets in Support of Spokane Reporter Who Dropped Double F-Bombs - Posted June 25, 2013
Lindsay Nadrich, the reporter for Spokane NBC affiliate KHQ, whose double profanity s... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Mirror Awards Presented | Olbermann Returns | WaPo's Pay Wall - Posted June 6, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Mirror Awards Presented | Olbermann Returns | WaPo's Pay Wall - Posted June 6, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Mirror Awards Presented | Olbermann Returns | WaPo's Pay Wall - Posted June 6, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlLA]

Olbermann On TBS Gig: 'Open to pursuing other things? Of course. Planning on it? No' - Posted June 5, 2013
The news that Keith Olbermann had signed a deal with Turner Sports to host the Major League Baseball studio show on TBS during the playoffs this Fall caught many by surprise. Olbermann, who most recently hosted "Countdown" on Current T... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Returning To TV... On TBS - Posted June 5, 2013
Former MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermann is returning to air. Olbermann has been named as the studio host for Turner Sports' coverage of the Major League Baseball playoffs this Fall. "It's well known that Keith is a fan of the game and wh... [TVNewser]

What's 'Not Looking Good' For NBC's Betsy Fischer Martin? - Posted May 31, 2013
Betsy Fischer Martin, Executive Producer for NBC's "Meet the Press," did Thursday morning what so many of us have done before: Tweeted something that was never meant to be tweeted. "Tell them we ar... [FishbowlDC]

Joe Scarborough Wants You to Know His Show is Doing Just Fine! - Posted May 29, 2013
After Alex Pareene's Monday takedown story in Salon, which essentially laid all of "what's wrong" with MSNBC at "Morning Joe's" feet, Joe Scarborou... [FishbowlDC]

SportsNewser: ESPN Betting Big On SportsCenter, As Fox Sports 1 Looms - Posted May 14, 2013
Sports media juggernaut ESPN held its upfront presentation in New York City this morning. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and Soccer star Landon Donovan joined executives in the Best Buy Theater to pitch advertisers on spending big bucks with the Disne... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: BBC News Move, Bloomberg En Espanol, Horgan & Hayes - Posted March 20, 2013
After more than 40 years at Television Centre, BBC News moved into its new home at London's Broadcasting House this week. The BBC newschannel and news bulletins for BBC One join BBC World News which moved into the new facility in January. Bloomberg Media Group and El Financiero will launch a new... [TVNewser]

Face Dump | Switch Up | Keeping It Keith - Posted March 14, 2013
AllFacebook: A new study says your Facebook friends could impact your job hunt. Time to unfriend the guy who posts pictures of his poop sculptures. TVSpy: A Fox affilia... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Face Dump | Switch Up | Keeping It Keith - Posted March 14, 2013
AllFacebook: A new study says your Facebook friends could impact your job hunt. Time to unfriend the guy who posts pictures of his poop sculptures. TVSpy: A Fox affilia... [FishbowlNY]

Keith Olbermann and Current TV Finally Come to Settlement Terms - Posted March 14, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter says that Current TV and Keith Olbermann have reached a settlement over his high-profile sacking last year. Not surpr... [FishbowlLA]

Current-Keith Olbermann Close To Settlement - Posted March 13, 2013
The lawsuit between Current TV and former Current TV host Keith Olbermann may be over. THR's Matthew Belloni... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Lawsuit Advances, Gore Keeps Deflecting Current Criticism - Posted March 11, 2013
The Keith Olbermann-Current TV dustup continues to move forward. Olbermann gave testimony earlier this month about his deal with Current, and why he believed the channel was in breach of contract. Deadline has the (heavily r... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: 'NewsHour' Weekend?, Williams, Olbermann - Posted March 5, 2013
Could the "PBS NewsHour" be coming to the weekend? The New York Times reports that it is being strongly considered. If it moves forward, potential anchors include former CBS News correspondent Jeff Greenfield or "NewsHour correspondent ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC, 'Anderson Live' Vets Tapped As EPs Of 'Bethenny' - Posted March 4, 2013
"Bethenny," an upcoming talk show starring former "Real Houseves of New York" star Bethenny Frankel, is adding a veteran TV news producer and a former EP of "Anderson Live," Telepictures has announced. MSNBC senior EP of dayside programm... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Eyes Permanent Return To ESPN - Posted March 4, 2013
Could former MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermann be making a return to sports TV... at the place where he got his start, no less? The exceedingly well-sourced James Andrew Miller... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Returns To ESPN - Posted March 2, 2013
Former MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermann got his big break in TV at ESPN, where, alongside Dan Patrick, he turned "SportsCenter" into "The Big Show." Olbermann left ESPN in 1997, not on the best of terms. Now, however, Olbermann is returning to ESPN... sort of. In a short film that... [TVNewser]

Today In CNN News - Posted January 31, 2013
Following the bombshell day on Tuesday, more rumors, news and opinions continue to trickle in regarding CNN. FishbowlDC ... [TVNewser]

Erick Erickson 'Grew Up Wanting to be a Bernard Shaw or a Robert Novak' - Posted January 29, 2013
Less surprising than the departure of Mary Matalin and James Carville from CNN is the news that Erick Erickson is also mo... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Opens Wallet for Alma Mater - Posted January 16, 2013
Keith Olbermann has given a significant donation to WVBR-FM, the Cornell University radio station, The Hollywood Reporter ... [TVNewser]

Current, the first 'social TV network,' sells to Al Jazeera - Posted January 3, 2013
Current TV, which launched with a user-generated social strategy that was way ahead of its time, has been sold to Al Jazeera. The network, co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore a... [Lost Remote]

Al Jazeera Weighs Its Options, As It Completes Current TV Acquisition - Posted January 3, 2013
The deal is done. Al Jazeera has completed its acquisition of Current TV, and will re-brand the channel after a transition period from Current TV. The new channel will not be Al Jazeera English, the ... [TVNewser]

NY Times: Al Jazeera Finalizing Deal To Acquire Current TV - Posted January 2, 2013
Qatar-based Al Jazeera is in final negotiations to acquire Current TV, the cable channel co-founded and operated by former Vice President Al Gore and his business partner ... [TVNewser]

Why MSNBC's 'Statesman' Chose TV over the Senate - Posted December 27, 2012
Chris Matthews is an MSNBC original. His show "Hardball" is older than the network itself, having begun its run on the old "America's Talking" channel founded by ... [TVNewser]

Notable Quotes from 2012 Events - Posted December 17, 2012
Savvy presenters at business events know the audience is there to hear candid comments, fresh insights, and surprising anecdotes--not ... [PRNewser]

Men's Fashion Finesse on the Event Stage - Posted December 4, 2012
Awards shows aren't the only venues where one can make a fashion statement. While conferences don't feature red carpet entrances, the corporate event stage still represents a prime occasion for speakers to display their sense of style. With more attention being paid to female executiv... [PRNewser]

GQ Puts its Testicles On the Line - Posted November 27, 2012
In Washington, influence is everything. Then again, in some circles so is being retweeted, so maybe "everything" is a tad overrated. But today GQ takes some allegedly important people to task with a year-end list sure to make some want to hide under the covers. The magazine writers applaud themselves in... [FishbowlDC]

Bill Press Seeks Wider Audience On Current TV, But Early Results Not Promising - Posted November 26, 2012
Politico's Mackenzie Weinger profiles liberal radio host and Current TV talent Bill Press. ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann To Guest-Host On MLB Network - Posted November 16, 2012
Former MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermann is returning to the host's chair, this time on MLB Network. Olbermann will be a guest-host on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" next Tuesday... [TVNewser]

Current TV Is Up For Sale - Posted October 26, 2012
The New York Post's Claire Atkinson and Emily Smith report that Current TV is up for sale. The network is seeking out a company that can help g... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Eyes Cable Comeback - Posted October 25, 2012
Forbes' Jeff Bercovici writes about former MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbe... [TVNewser]

Punchable Journos and Sexy Women - Posted October 22, 2012
The Daily Caller has been running some interesting slideshows as of late. On Sunday night, they prepared everyone for the looming work week by showing sexy women and Donald Trump licking ice cream cones. We don't know how Trump got lumped in with sexy women, but so be it. The slideshow... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Takes To The Web With New 'Special Comment' - Posted September 18, 2012
Former Current TV and MSNBC host Keith Olbermann has remained active on Twitter since being booted from the cable network earlier this year, but he hasn't really done any video work. That changed late last night when Olbermann uploaded a "special comment" regarding the leak of a of a video featuring... [TVNewser]

A Former Vice President Will Host A Cable News Channel's Convention Coverage - Posted August 8, 2012
Current TV just announced that one of its co-founders, former Vice President Al Gore, will lead Current TV's coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Gore will be joined by former Michigan Governor and "The War Room" host, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Former Vice President Will Host A Cable News Channel's Convention Coverage - Posted August 8, 2012
Current TV just announced that one of its co-founders, former Vice President Al Gore, will lead Current TV's coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Gore will be joined by former Michigan Governor and "The War Room" host, ... [FishbowlNY]

A Former Vice President Will Host A Cable News Channel's Convention Coverage - Posted August 8, 2012
Current TV just announced that one of its co-founders, former Vice President Al Gore, will lead Current TV's coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Gore will be joined by former Michigan Governor and "The War Room" host, ... [TVNewser]

Four Job Hunting Lessons From the Olympics - Posted July 24, 2012
Okay, by now we all know the Olympics opening ceremonies begin in three days in London. There's definitely some lessons we can learn from athletes who are committed to their sport, honing and defining their muscles, and mental strength. Here are four job hunting lessons a la the Olympics... ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Breitbart.com and Daily Caller Editors Lash Back at Politico's Suspended Scribe Joseph Williams - Posted June 27, 2012
Not exactly known to be wallflowers, Editors at Breitbart.com and The Daily Caller fought back today against comments made by Politico's suspended White House Correspondent Joseph Williams... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Reporter Is Inspiration for 'The Newsroom' Character - Posted June 20, 2012
So, as you know by now, "The Newsroom" anchor Will McAvoy, played by Jeff Daniels, was not inspired by Keith Olbermann. But did you know "The Newsroom's" financial reporter, played by ... [TVNewser]

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

The Real News Ties to a Fictional Cable Newsroom - Posted June 7, 2012
The New York Times' David Itzkoff caught up with Aaron Sorkin ... [TVNewser]

Eliot Spitzer on CNN's Identity Crisis: 'There's No Objectivity in Network News' - Posted June 6, 2012
It was the usual Wednesday mix of moguls (Jon Tisch), media men (Richard Beckman, Mike Perlis... [FishbowlLA]

Ed Schultz Booked To Speak at Wisconsin Democratic Convention - Posted June 1, 2012
MSNBC host Ed Schultz has been booked as a speaker at the Wisconsin Democratic Convention, according to the AP. "DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been confirmed as one of the speakers. The Florida con... [TVNewser]

Katie Tur Now Reporting for NBC News - Posted May 19, 2012
WNBC reporter Katie Tur is now reporting for NBC News in Chicago. Tur is covering the NATO and G8 summit this weekend and reported on the Jennifer Hudson family murder tr... [TVNewser]

Michelle Beadle Bolting ESPN For NBC - Posted May 11, 2012
ESPN "SportsNation" co-anchor Michelle Beadle is reportedly leaving the Worldwide Leader in Sports for greener pastures at NBCUniversal. Jim Miller... [TVNewser]

Jimmy Kimmel Goes On CNN To Talk CNN, Keith Olbermann Jokes - Posted May 1, 2012
ABC's Jimmy Kimmel appeared on CNN's "AC360" to talk about the jokes he made--and didn't make--at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Kimmel revealed a few jokes that were too racy for the room and also talked to Anderson Cooper about the CNN joke he made: "You look great always, you are indeed the... [TVNewser]

So How Did Jimmy Kimmel Do? - Posted April 29, 2012
By now, POTUS has enough roasts under his belt to deliver a smooth comedy routine most every time. So, we all knew he would nail it. The real pressure was on the outsider, Jimmy Kimmel. You never know what you're going to get. There was the uncomfortable, biting commentary of Stephen... [FishbowlDC]

Did Greta Van Susteren's Husband Have the Best Seat in the House? - Posted April 29, 2012
As you know by now, Greta Van Susteren invited two Kardashians and a Lohan to the White House Correspondents' Dinner last night. Not surprisingly, Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan (and ... [FishbowlLA]

Did Greta Van Susteren's Husband Have the Best Seat in the House? - Posted April 29, 2012
As you know by now, Greta Van Susteren invited two Kardashians and a Lohan to the White House Correspondents' Dinner last night. Not surprisingly, Kim Kardashian and ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Says 'Revenge' is Why He Was a Part of Jimmy Kimmel's WHCD Monologue - Posted April 28, 2012
Keith Olbermann, who's been Tweeting all night mostly about baseball, took time to respond to Jimmy Kimmel's jokes about him at the Whit... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Says 'Revenge' is Why He Was a Part of Jimmy Kimmel's WHCD Monologue - Posted April 28, 2012
Keith Olbermann, who's been Tweeting all night mostly about baseball, took time to respond to Jimmy Kimmel's jokes about him at the Whit... [FishbowlLA]

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

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

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

Rachel Maddow Talks Olbermann, Mixes a Shot, On Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live' - Posted April 19, 2012
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was a guest on Bravo's talk show "Watch What Happens Live" last night. Maddow--an acclaimed mixologist--whipped up a shot version of the Negroni, which she drank on a huge wooden ski (a "shotski") along with host Andy Cohen and guest Jenn... [TVNewser]

Cable Network Ranker: Week of April 2 - Posted April 11, 2012
Fox News Channel was the number two ad-supported cable network in all of primetime for the second straight week. that achievement is all the more impressive when you consider that the last time this happened was early last year, when the tsunami struck Japan. FNC placed 2nd in primetime with 1.64 million... [TVNewser]

Revolving Door: Hearst and YouTube, Current TV Countersues - Posted April 9, 2012
Hearst is launching a YouTube channel on April 15, Hello Style, that will bring together content from five of its titles including Cosmopolitan and Seventeen. Teaser above. [via] ... [PRNewser]

Current TV Counter-Sues Keith Olbermann - Posted April 6, 2012
As expected (again) Current TV has counter-sued Keith Olbermann, laying out its argument that it was Olbermann who was in breach of contract, and not network executives. Just as Olbermann portrayed Current ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Returns to Sportscasting, at Least for One Evening - Posted April 6, 2012
Yesterday, Keith Olbermann went to the New York Mets season opening game, filed a lawsuit against Current TV, and then made an ... [PRNewser]

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

Keith Olbermann Sues Current, Current Responds - Posted April 6, 2012
As expected, former Current TV host Keith Olbermann filed suit against his former employer, and he minces no words in the complaint, calling the executives at the channel "dilettantes" and going into detail about the technical problems that ar... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Files Lawsuit Against Current TV - Posted April 5, 2012
Keith Olbermann has made good on his promise to sue Current TV, ... [PRNewser]

Cable Network Ranker: Week of March 26 - Posted April 4, 2012
Fox News Channel was the number two ad-supported cable network in primetime the week of March 26-April 1, placing only behind leader USA. FNC drew 1.89 million total viewers in prime, placing it just ahead of third place TBS. In total day FNC placed fifth with 1.07 million viewers. FNC was... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann: 'I Screwed Up. I Screwed Up Really Big on This' - Posted April 4, 2012
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Keith Olbermann: 'I Screwed Up. I Screwed Up Really Big on This' - Posted April 4, 2012
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Keith Olbermann Gets Serious on David Letterman - Posted April 3, 2012
After his appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" this evening, Keith Olbermann ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day Cupp performs verbal abortion on Olbermann "Keith Olbermann is a huge dick." -- GBTV's ... [FishbowlDC]

Ratings Down for Eliot Spitzer's Current TV Debut - Posted April 2, 2012
The unexpected debut of "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer" drew a disappointing ... [TVNewser]

Ratings Down for Eliot Spitzer's Current TV Debut - Posted April 2, 2012
The unexpected debut of "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer" drew a disappointing ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ratings Down for Eliot Spitzer's Current TV Debut - Posted April 2, 2012
The unexpected debut of "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer" drew a disappointing ... [FishbowlNY]

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

Current TV Hires a PR Firm After Olbermann Dismissal - Posted April 1, 2012
With Keith Olbermann promising a lawsuit following his dismissal from Current TV, the network has hired crisis PR experts ... [PRNewser]

Current TV Hires a PR Firm After Olbermann Dismissal - Posted April 1, 2012
With Keith Olbermann promising a lawsuit following his dismissal from Current TV, the network has hired crisis PR experts ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Named CEO of Global Grind? CNN Adding a Supercomputer Anchor? Nah, It's Just April Fools - Posted April 1, 2012
Never forget. Anything you read on the Internet on April 1 is probably fake. Trust no one. A pair of TV news related pranks have been making the rounds online, and as funny as they are, we cannot sit idly by while they continue to propagate across the Internet. ... [TVNewser]

Spitzer Launches 'Viewpoint' Without a Mention of His Predecessor - Posted March 31, 2012
Current TV launched its new 8 PM program "Viewpoint" last night, hosted by former New York Governor and CNN host Eliot Spitzer. The show launched suddenly and without promotion in the wake of Current's decision to terminate its relationship with Keith Olbermann. Spitzer opened the program by explaining the goal of the... [TVNewser]

Could Keith Olbermann Be Heading to Showtime? - Posted March 31, 2012
Before his shocking exit from Current TV on Friday, Keith Olbermann met with ... [TVNewser]

If You Want To Follow Eliot Spitzer, Don't Follow @ESpitzer - Posted March 30, 2012
Oh goodness. In their haste of firing Keith Olbermann and hiring Eliot Spitzer, the fine folks at Current TV put out a press release which included a fake Twitter handle for Spitzer. In announcing "Viewpoi... [TVNewser]

@ESpitzer Probably Not the Real Spitzer - Posted March 30, 2012
Late Friday afternoon news just broke that Keith Olbermann got fired again, this time from Current TV. Olbermann will be ... [PRNewser]

Current TV Fires Keith Olbermann, Replaces Him With Eliot Spitzer - Posted March 30, 2012
It was just over a year ago that former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Is Out at Current TV - Posted March 30, 2012
Current TV publicly parted ways with its cantankerous star Keith Olbermann today. Current founders Al Gore and ... [FishbowlLA]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted March 30, 2012
Here is this week's installment of "Ask Piranhamous Anything." If you have a question you'd like "snarked to death," send it to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column. Piranhamous doesn't know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do -- and worse, he doesn't... [PRNewser]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted March 30, 2012
Here is this week's installment of "Ask Piranhamous Anything." If you have a question you'd like "snarked to death," send it to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column. Piranhamous doesn't know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do -- and worse, he doesn't... [FishbowlDC]

Current TV CEO Says MSNBC is 'Inauthentic' - Posted March 26, 2012
Current TV founder and CEO Joel Hyatt showed up to the Bill Press radio program this morning and made a splash. Hyatt flew in from Current's home ba... [FishbowlDC]

'The American Prospect' Praises Rachel Maddow, Critiques MSNBC - Posted March 26, 2012
The American Prospect profiles MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow in this month's issue, and the result is mostly fawning. Along... [TVNewser]

Feeling The Loss | Good Story | Bird Man - Posted March 22, 2012
TVNewser: Al Qaeda thinks CNN is in cahoots with the go... [FishbowlLA]

More From Al Qaeda Media Adviser: Mixed Feelings for CNN, Praise for 'Brian Russ' and ABC, Says MSNBC Has Gone Downhill Since Olbermann Left - Posted March 22, 2012
This Al Qaeda media strategy story keeps getting weirder and weirder. Last week we noted that ... [TVNewser]

Current TV's Bringing Truth Back To Journalism - Posted March 21, 2012
From hiring Keith Olbermann and Internet pioneer ... [TVSpy]

Current TV's Bringing Truth Back To Journalism - Posted March 21, 2012
From hiring Keith Olbermann and Internet pioneer ... [10,000 Words]

Current TV's Joel Hyatt: 'We are all in as a political and news network' - Posted March 21, 2012
From hiring Keith Olbermann and Internet pioneer Cenk Uygur to expanding into daytime with original p... [FishbowlDC]

Joel Hyatt: Current Adding More Former Public Officials To Lineup - Posted March 21, 2012
Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt is the subject of this week's "... [TVNewser]

Thursday's Mediabistro Must-Reads - Posted March 8, 2012
TVNewser: Keith Olbermann suspends his "Worst Person" segment in response to the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy. ... [FishbowlLA]

Keith Olbermann Suspends 'Worst Persons' Again - Posted March 8, 2012
Current TV host Keith Olbermann is once again suspending his "Worst Person in the World" segment, this time in response to the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy. Olbermann says he is ending the segment "possibly permanently" after conservative commentators responded to Limbaugh's remarks by pointing out o... [TVNewser]

Daily Beast Columnist: Let's Not Forget These Other Misogynistic Media Men - Posted March 7, 2012
From the outset of the Rush Limbaugh controversy, more than a few members of the public have tweeted about what they perceive to be an egregious double standard. While the conservative talk show host is g... [FishbowlLA]

Did Current TV Bank on This? - Posted February 16, 2012
When Al Gore hired Keith Olbermann to anchor his primetime line-up, he knew he was getting a bomb-thrower more than a newsman. Just how much more, he might not have known. On Monday, Current's Chie... [FishbowlDC]

January 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Slips to Third in Primetime - Posted January 31, 2012
The battle for the #2 spot among the cable news networks continues this month between CNN and MSNBC. For the month of January, MSNBC placed third in primetime, behind Fox News and CNN. In Total Day, MSNBC came in #2 in Total Viewers, but placed #3 in the A25-54 demographic. The ratings... [TVNewser]

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]

Eliot Spitzer Guest Hosting 'Countdown' on CurrentTV - Posted January 30, 2012
With Keith Olbermann suffering from bronchitis, a familiar face will be hosting "Countdown" on CurrentTV this week: former CNN anchor ... [TVNewser]

CurrentTV Takes Out Full Page New York Times Ad - Posted January 30, 2012
There's a full page ad for CurrentTV on B5 of the Business section of today's New York Times. It's what's missing that interesting. While the ad features pictures of hosts Cenk Uygur and ... [TVNewser]

Fishbowl5 with Tommy Christopher - Posted January 23, 2012
The chatter has turned increasingly loud among Washington reporters that Mediaite's White House correspondent Tommy Christopher desperately wants to be invited on one of those fun-loving, free-wheeling panel-like shows on... [FishbowlDC]

Piers Morgan's Twitter Favorites: Rupert Murdoch and Keith Olbermann - Posted January 16, 2012
CNN's Piers Morgan has become a Twitter convert. "It really is addicting isn't it?" he said over lunch late last week. While Morgan certainly know how to dish it out, he says he has a particular taste in who he follows. Among his favorites:... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Agrees to Lead Current's Election Coverage... After New Hampshire - Posted January 9, 2012
It seems as though Current TV and host Keith Olbermann are beginning to sew up the wounds that have been opened over the past week or so. Late last night The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie published a stateme... [TVNewser]

Revolving Door: AOL, HuffPo, NY 'Daily News,' and More - Posted January 5, 2012
[caption id="attachment_32223" align="alignleft" width="394" caption="The lead story this afternoon on HuffPo Science."][/caption] AOL is partnering with Bonnier's Parenting Group to bring ... [AgencySpy]

Keith Olbermann Has a Point Regarding the Quality of Current TV's Production Values - Posted January 5, 2012
One of the points of contention between Keith Olbermann and Current TV allegedly concerns production values. Olbermann's program has had a number of technical glitches since debuting on Current, some of which are to be expected, but many of which were inexcusable, most notably lost satelli... [TVNewser]

D. Shuster Wants to Shake Things Up - Posted January 5, 2012
A new radio show is launching in Washington this weekend and David Shuster is host. Whoa! That D. Shuster? The show debuts this weekend from Noon to 3 p.m. on 1480 AM otherw... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: Keith Olbermann - Posted January 5, 2012
Look, we know Current TV's Keith Olbermann is dealing with some tricky stuff in his life -- deciding who to call a clown next, figuring out how to destroy NYT's Brian Stelter and hanging on to his current job. We're sure his lawyers will sort through it. But in the meantime,... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann Skewers Media Coverage of His Clash With Current TV - Posted January 5, 2012
Keith Olbermann is butting heads with his bosses again, this time at Current TV. The issue at heart is his coverage - or lack thereof - of Tuesday's Republican primaries, and the clash has been widely reported by media outlets, some of which may want to invest in fact checkers. After... [FishbowlLA]

Here We Go Again: Olbermann, Current TV Clash - Posted January 4, 2012
It was just under a year ago that Keith Olbermann left MSNBC ... [TVNewser]

Here We Go Again: Olbermann, Current TV Clash - Posted January 4, 2012
It was just under a year ago that Keith Olbermann left MSNBC ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Here We Go Again: Olbermann, Current TV Clash - Posted January 4, 2012
It was just under a year ago that Keith Olbermann left MSNBC ... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Keith Olbermann Currently Not Anchoring Iowa - Posted January 3, 2012
Current TV sent out a reminder email this afternoon about their Iowa coverage tonight., which, as Brian Stelter first reported last week, does not include their all-star anchor Keith Olbermann: Tonight, Tuesday, January 3rd at 7pm EST, Politicall... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Won't Anchor Current TV's Primary Coverage - Posted December 29, 2011
Despite being the cornerstone of Current TV's progressive primetime, and its biggest star, it appears Keith Olbermann won't be a part of the network's Iowa Caucus or New Hampshire Primary coverage. NYT's Brian Stelter ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Keith Olbermann Won't Anchor Current TV's Primary Coverage - Posted December 29, 2011
Despite being the cornerstone of Current TV's progressive primetime, and its biggest star, it appears Keith Olbermann won't be a part of the network's Iowa Caucus or New Hampshire Primary coverage. NYT's Brian Stelter ... [FishbowlNY]

2011 TVNewser Challenge: The Results - Posted December 29, 2011
Time for the results of the TVNewser Challenge. One year ago, we asked, and you answered, making predictions for the Year in TV News. And just to let you, we'll publish our 2012 TVNewser Challenge tomorrow afternoon. Where will Katie Couric be working at the end of 2011? CBS News -- ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC 2011: Holds #2 In Primetime, But Slips To #3 In Total Day - Posted December 28, 2011
Despite falling to #3 in total day viewers, primetime remained a source of strength for MSNBC in 2011. The network finished in the #2 spot, with almost all primetime programs showing ratings growth. The ratings for 2011: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 775,000 total viewers / 242,000 A25-54 ... [TVNewser]

Casting the ESPN Movie - Posted December 7, 2011
Jim Miller, co-author of the fascinating ESPN expose Those Guys Have ... [FishbowlLA]

Aaron Sorkin's HBO Cable News Series To Be Called 'Newsroom' - Posted December 5, 2011
Exclusive: The upcoming HBO drama about cable news from "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Vows: No More Twitter Fighting - Posted November 30, 2011
Current TV's Keith Olbermann is a prolific tweeter with more than 350,000 followers and 21,000 tweets. We know firsthand that haters will always try to pick fight. So, how does a tweeter handle all that vitriol? ... [FishbowlDC]

'The Young Turks' To Debut on Current TV Dec. 5 - Posted November 10, 2011
Current TV has announced that "The Young Turks" will debut on the channel December 5. In September, Current picked up the program--led by former MSNBC anchor ... [TVNewser]

October 2011 Ratings: MSNBC Down Double Digits in Primetime - Posted November 1, 2011
MSNBC was down across the board this month. Compared to October 2010, the network is down in -2% in total viewers and -10% in A25-54 viewers for total day; in primetime, the network is down -... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Primetime Shake-up. Ed Schultz Moves to 8pm; Lawrence O'Donnell Back to 10pm - Posted October 19, 2011
Ed Schultz, whose "The Ed Show" on MSNBC began the year at 6pmET, before moving to 10pm, is now going to lead off MSNBC's primetime at 8pm. "The Last Word with Lawrence ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann: 'Great to be here, as always ... and also the simultaneous meeting of all my former employers.' - Posted October 11, 2011
NBC News has been awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for a television network. If that sounds familiar, it's because this is ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Keith Olbermann: 'Great to be here, as always ... and also the simultaneous meeting of all my former employers.' - Posted October 11, 2011
NBC News has been awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for a television network. If that sounds familiar, it's because this is ... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Taibbi on the Media's Coverage of 'Occupy Wall Street' - Posted October 3, 2011
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With Friends Like David Shuster... - Posted September 28, 2011
...Who needs enemies at Fox News? Over the weekend Current TV's feisty substitute anchor David Shuster took a caveman's club to the Fox News commentators who moderated the most recent GOP presidential debate. He aired his grievances on CNN's "Rel... [FishbowlDC]

September 2011 Ratings: MSNBC Tops CNN for Two Years in Primetime - Posted September 27, 2011
MSNBC holds on to the #2 spot in cable news primetime, topping CNN for the 8th consecutive quarter. MSNBC topped CNN at 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10pmET in Q3. For the month of September, though, the primetime race gets closer. With debate nights taken out (... [TVNewser]

Former Fox Business Network Exec joins Current TV - Posted September 22, 2011
Yet another appointment to tell you about at Current TV. Terry Baker is joining Current as executive VP of production. Until last December, Baker was Executive Producer for primetime and weekend programming at Fox Business Network. He was part of the network's 2007 launch, creating and developing seven of the network's programs.... [TVNewser]

10 Commentators the Right and Left Love to Hate - Posted September 14, 2011
Washington Whispers went to the North and South Poles of political/media watchdoggery to find out who are the 10 Commentators the Right and Left Love to Hate. Not too many surprises here. Most of those on the left who the right hates work (or worked) for MSNBC, and most of the those... [TVNewser]

Is Bedard Vying for Examiner Job? - Posted August 12, 2011
A moth to a flame. Flies to shit. Heidi to Spencer. Current TV's Keith Olbermann attraction to the Boybanders. Politico and NJ in-fighting. The Salahis and a party to which they weren't i... [FishbowlDC]

Current's Joel Hyatt on Why He Stepped Back Into CEO Role - Posted August 12, 2011
Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt spoke to Ad Week a... [TVNewser]

Eliot Spitzer To Appear on 'Countdown' - Posted August 9, 2011
•Former New York Governor and CNN host Eliot Spitzer will make his return to cable news on Current TV's "Countdown" this evening. Spitzer will speak to Keith Olbermann about the internal Murdoch hacking investigation being run by Joel Klein, who Spit... [TVNewser]

Current TV's David Bohrman on Keith Olbermann, Cable News 'Noise' and The Future of the Channel - Posted August 9, 2011
Before offering David Bohrman the job as president of Current TV, Current CEO Joel Hyatt and Current co-founder ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Bohrman Named Current TV Prez - Posted August 8, 2011
After nearly a decade with CNN, veteran media executive David Bohrman is leaving the network to head up Current TV. News of his seemingly inevitable exit comes only three months after Bohrman was ... [FishbowlDC]

Current TV Taps David Bohrman as President - Posted August 8, 2011
Former CNN Washington bureau chief David Bohrman has been named president of Current TV, the cable TV channel founded by Al Gore and ... [TVNewser]

July 2011 Ratings: Schultz, 'Joe' and 'Hardball' Up at MSNBC, O'Donnell Down - Posted August 2, 2011
With a major political story to cover in the form of the debt-ceiling debate, MSNBC did not succumb to the Summer ratings doldrums that can so easily grip TV networks in July. Quite to the contrary, the network was up double-digits nearly across the board, albeit with a significant exception. The ratings... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Extends Deal with Rachel Maddow - Posted August 2, 2011
MSNBC has extended its contract with Rachel Maddow, TVNewser has confirmed. The news was first r... [TVNewser]

Hazy Gets a Weekend Show - Posted August 1, 2011
We're bursting with joy for boybander Chris Hayes, currently Washington Bureau Chief of The Nation and an MSNBC contributor. He's getting his own weekend show. As reported by NYT's ... [FishbowlDC]

Video: "The Big Show" Attempts To Cast ESPN Movie - Posted July 29, 2011
Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick took their best shot at casting the upcoming ESPN movie Th... [SportsNewser]

Cenk Uyger Talks MSNBC Departure with Keith Olbermann - Posted July 22, 2011
Now-former MSNBC host Cenk Uyger talked about his departure from the network with a sympathetic ear, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann. Uyger appeared on "Countdown" on Current TV last night to talk about why he left the channel: ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 22, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Commenter (facetiously) wonders about TP in White House "Gee, monkeying around with the vending machines. Nice to see the WHCA on top of the big issues. What next, adding two-ply toil... [PRNewser]

Cenk Uygur To Go On Keith Olbermann's Show - Posted July 21, 2011
Didn't see this coming. Cenk Uygur, who got his show on MSNBC because of the departure of Keith Olbermann, then proceeded to burn mo... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted July 18, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know) The Quest Begins -... [FishbowlDC]

Which Cable Networks Will Be Carrying Murdoch Testimony Before Parliament? - Posted July 18, 2011
Tomorrow morning Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and ... [TVNewser]

'Countdown' Breaks Out of Primetime to Cover Murdoch Testimony - Posted July 16, 2011
For the first time since re-launching his show on Current TV, Keith Olbermann will be breaking free of primetime. On Tuesday morning, Olbermann will host special live coverage of News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch's testimony before Parliament. "Time of our live Murdoch Parliament coverage next Tuesday AM is TBD but 9:30 ET... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Goes Over an Hour on Current to Take on MSNBC, But Carriage Deals Thwart Online Video Plan - Posted June 21, 2011
Last night on his newly-launched "Countdown" on Current TV, Keith Olbermann took the opportunity to bleed over into the 9 PM hour during an interview with ... [TVNewser]

'Countdown' on Current: The Early Reviews - Posted June 21, 2011
The New York Times: Mr. Olbermann, who has a colorful history of fighting with bosses and getting fired, is famously mercurial and thin-skinned. (Full disclosure: this critic was named "Worst Person in the W... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Debut a Boost for Current TV - Posted June 21, 2011
Keith Olbermann's latest version of his former MSNBC program Countdown with Keith Olbermann made its debut last night on ... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 21, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY The BEST Person in the WOOORLD is BACK! Ex-MSNBCer Keith Olbermann debuted on Current TV last night. It's apparently the ex-MSNBCer club. When he can't make it in, ... [PRNewser]

Comeback | Snapshot | Get Real - Posted June 20, 2011
TVNewser: Keith Olbermann returns to TV tonight, and hints that it is just the first step toward eventual world domination. U... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Comeback | Snapshot | Get Real - Posted June 20, 2011
TVNewser: Keith Olbermann returns to TV tonight, and hints that it is just the first step toward eventual world domination. U... [FishbowlNY]

Current TV May Want to Examine Where They're Advertising Their Programs - Posted June 20, 2011
As most of you know, Keith Olbermann debuts tonight on Current TV. There has been a fairly intense buildup to this night. A significant ... [FishbowlDC]

Current TV May Want to Examine Where They're Advertising Their Programs - Posted June 20, 2011
As most of you know, Keith Olbermann debuts tonight on Current TV. There has been a fairly intense buildup to this night. A significant ... [PRNewser]

For Keith Olbermann, Return of 'Countdown' Just Phase One of Current TV Transformation - Posted June 20, 2011
Tonight at 8 PM on Current TV, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann will return to television, re-launching his program "Countdown" on the cable network founded by former Vice President ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Adds Contributors to 'Countdown' on Current, Talks Rachel Maddow on NBC - Posted June 17, 2011
Former MSNBC host and soon-to-be Current TV host Keith Olbermann announced a slew of new contributors to his program today. They include Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi, former Richard Nixon staffer John Dean, journalist ... [TVNewser]

Glenn Beck and Keith Olbermann Bet Big On Risky Moves - Posted June 17, 2011
In Politico today, Keach Hagey looks at the big bets being made by outgoing Fox News host Glenn Beck and former MSNBC host ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Gets the 'New York Times Magazine' Treatment - Posted June 15, 2011
[caption id="attachment_71563" align="alignright" width="251" caption="Image Credit: Kristian Hammerstad for the "New York Times""][/caption] Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann continues to make the media rounds. Following up on ... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted June 14, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) Narcissism, Weiner and More... In Monday's NYT op-ed section, Ross Douthat wrote a piece worth reading called "The Online Loo... [FishbowlDC]

Star Anchors Search for Profits On Their Own - Posted June 8, 2011
The New York Times' Brian Stelter has a front page story today about the massive amount of talent changes going on at the networks recently. Meredith Viera ... [TVNewser]

Talk Talk | All Wrong | Sort of a Good Thing - Posted June 7, 2011
TVNewser: Keith Olbermann is talking about his favorite subject - himself - to anyone who will listen. PRNe... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Talk Talk | All Wrong | Sort of a Good Thing - Posted June 7, 2011
TVNewser: Keith Olbermann is talking about his favorite subject - himself - to anyone who will listen. PRNe... [FishbowlNY]

Talk Talk | All Wrong | Sort of a Good Thing - Posted June 7, 2011
TVNewser: Keith Olbermann is talking about his favorite subject - himself - to anyone who will listen. PRNe... [FishbowlLA]

Keith Olbermann Opens Up About Leaving MSNBC - Posted June 7, 2011
Former MSNBC host and soon-to-be Current TV host Keith Olbermann is back in the spotlight, with a cover story in... [TVNewser]

The Hollywood Reporter Lands Big Interview With Keith Olbermann - Posted June 7, 2011
Hollywood Reporter senior writer Marisa Guthrie landed a big exclusive interview with Keith Olbermann for this... [FishbowlLA]

The Nerdy Shore: Casting Call - Posted June 1, 2011
The debut cast of The Nerdy Shore: From L to R: Beutler, Weigel, Klein, and Yglesias. Slate's Dave Weigel kept his hands off Weinergate this weekend. Instead, ... [FishbowlDC]

'Worst Persons' Producer David Sarosi Tapped to Helm Current TV's 'Countdown' - Posted May 31, 2011
Former MSNBC host and soon-to-be Current TV host Keith Olbermann has announced the production team for "Countdown." The show will be helmed by new executive producer ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann and Al Gore: The Baseball Card - Posted May 30, 2011
Like so many others, your TVNewser editor was an avid baseball card collector as a kid. If you collected baseball cards, you collected Topps. For the 2011 edition of its "Allen & Ginter" set, Topps is adding some special autographed cards with a familiar face or two: ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Appears on the 'Late Show,' Tells David Letterman Why He Left MSNBC - Posted May 19, 2011
Former MSNBC "Countdown" host (and soon to be Current TV "Countdown" host) Keith Olbermann appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" last night, his first TV appearance since leaving the NBC Universal-owned cable channel. While Olbermann has hardly been silent since ... [TVNewser]

More Details Leak On Those Guys Have All The Fun - Posted May 18, 2011
The embargo has been lifted on Those Guys Have All The Fun and EW.com has more details on the upcoming ESPN book that hits shelves May 24: "The company would have Christmas parties up at so... [SportsNewser]

Keith Olbermann Responds To ESPN Book Excerpt - Posted May 16, 2011
Keith Olbermann fired back a response to the first excerpt from the new ESPN book, Those Guys Have All The Fun. ... [SportsNewser]

Keith Olbermann the Subject of ESPN Book Excerpt - Posted May 16, 2011
Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann is the subject of an excerpt from the upcoming book chronicling the history of ESPN Those Guys Have All the Fun. Olbermann put ESPN's signature program, "SportsCenter," on the map along with co-a... [TVNewser]

Excerpt From ESPN Book--Focusing on Keith Olbermann--Published in GQ - Posted May 16, 2011
The first excerpt from the highly-anticipated upcoming book about ESPN, Those Guys Have All the Fun, has been published in GQ. The excerpt focuses on former "SportsCente... [SportsNewser]

Michael Moore, Ken Burns Tapped as Contributors for Keith Olbermann's Current TV Show - Posted May 11, 2011
"Countdown" will return to TV on Current June 20, and host Keith Olbermann is lining up a stable of contributors to appear regularly on the program. TVNewser has learned that filmmaker ... [TVNewser]

Your Weekend Twitter Flamewar: Bill Simmons vs. Keith Olbermann - Posted May 9, 2011
Is Keith Olbermann going through attention withdrawal over at Current TV? Because he went out of his way to pick a fight with ESPN's Bill Simmons over the weekend: right before the Heat vs. Celtics game no less. Olbermann called Simmons out on Twitter for a JFK assassination joke Simmons made... [FishbowlLA]

Fox News' Giant bin Laden Oopsy - Posted May 2, 2011
Fox News must have been in a rush to get the Osama bin Laden news up on their website. This banner was displayed across the site last night: Lucky for us, Fox was there to "confrim" the death of "Bin Landen." But they were far from the only one... [FishbowlDC]

HuffPost LOVES Sensationalizing With All Caps - Posted April 28, 2011
WE CAN HARDLY CONTAIN OURSELVES AT THE CHANCE TO CHANNEL HUFFPOST's "EAT THE PRESS" EDITOR JASON LINKINS TODAY AS WE SHOW YOU WHAT HUFFPOST MEDIA DOES TO SENSATIONALIZE ITS STORIES AND SLAM NEWS TO THEIR READERS. Under the Twitter handle @HuffPostMedia, here's h... [FishbowlDC]

The New 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' Coming to Current TV June 20th - Posted April 26, 2011
Current TV has announced the name and premiere date for former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann's upcoming program. The name will probably look familiar to many viewers. Why? Because it will be called "Countdown... [TVNewser]

Sean Hannity's Hour on Liberal Media Bias is topped... by a Liberal Media Host - Posted April 25, 2011
Friday night at 9pmET, Fox News aired a Sean Hannity special called "Behind the Bias: the History of Liberal Media." It was billed as a "close-up look at the Obama-mania media's liberal bias." Hannity's hour, as it always does, came in first in Total Viewers averaging 1.4 million. But... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 15, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Watch out: Journo without sleep "Going to be a busy day made tougher by the fact that I've only slept for three hours." -- CSPAN's Jeremy Art in a Friday m... [FishbowlDC]

The Glenn Beck/Fox News Fallout - Posted April 6, 2011
With the news that Glenn Beck will be leaving Fox News Channel, critics, supporters and pundits are all weighing in on the matter. The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz seems to have ... [TVNewser]

Washington Journos React With Disgust to NYT Style Piece - Posted March 28, 2011
NYT's Style section has dipped to a new low in Washington. This is the deafening refrain that we've been hearing all day long today after Sunday's story on the "Juicebox M... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Returns With a 'Special Comment' and 'Worst Persons'... Online - Posted March 26, 2011
Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann may not be starting his show on Current TV until "late Spring" (TVNewser hears it will be the end of May), but that isn't stopping him from bringing two of his most popular segments to the Web via his FOK News Channel site. Olbermann this week taped... [TVNewser]

'I know the difference between journalism and a slogan. Keeping them honest is a slogan.' - Posted March 24, 2011
Twenty-seven years after suffering a heart attack he didn't know was a heart attack, CNN exile Aaron Brown will undergo triple-bypass surgery today in Phoenix. "Some part of me has known for a long time that at some point, the piper that is heart di... [TVNewser]

Glenn Beck TV? The Challenges Beck Would Face If He Tries to Launch His Own Cable Channel - Posted March 23, 2011
In today's NY Times, Brian Stelter reports that Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck is seriously contemplating launching his ... [TVNewser]

The Atlantic: Ailes 'Shows about the way discourse will be conducted in the coming journalistic era' - Posted March 9, 2011
The Atlantic has a long piece about the current state of journalism from James Fallows. ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: Saint or Satan? - Posted March 9, 2011
Depending on which account you read of MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, the man is either an angel or the Devil himself. The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Tucker Claims His Employees Don't Worship Him - Posted March 8, 2011
Sure, no want wants their employees obviously sucking up to them. But not many bosses go on video saying that their employees largely have problems with authority. "Certainly makes for a more entertaining meeting every morning," says Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker ... [FishbowlDC]

Tucker Carlson on Keith Olbermann: 'I never cheer when anybody gets fired, having been fired, publicly, at least once.' - Posted March 7, 2011
In this week's Media Beat we talk with former CNN and MSNBC host Tucker Carlson, co-founder of The Daily Caller. On his new life as a digital media entrepreneur: "I couldn't enjoy it more." And on his old life as a cable news host, he's got thoughts on his former colleague... [TVNewser]

Tucker Carlson on Keith Olbermann: 'I never cheer when anybody gets fired, having been fired, publicly, at least once.' - Posted March 7, 2011
In this week's Media Beat we talk with former CNN and MSNBC host Tucker Carlson, co-founder of The Daily Caller. On his new life as a digital media entrepreneur: "I couldn't enjoy it more." And on his old life as a cable news host, he's got thoughts on his former colleague... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tucker Carlson on Keith Olbermann: 'I never cheer when anybody gets fired, having been fired, publicly, at least once.' - Posted March 7, 2011
In this week's Media Beat we talk with former CNN and MSNBC host Tucker Carlson, co-founder of The Daily Caller. On his new life as a digital media entrepreneur: "I couldn't enjoy it more." And on his old life as a cable news host, he's got thoughts on his former colleague... [FishbowlNY]

Arianna Steals Calderone from Yahoo - Posted March 3, 2011
[caption id="attachment_32613" align="aligncenter" width="428" caption="Calderone posing with a Huffington-themed pillow in Oct '10"][/caption] Media reporter Michael Caldero... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann: Issues With Management Didn't Stop Them From Hiring Me Back (Or trying To) - Posted March 3, 2011
At the Paid Content 2011 conference this afternoon, Current Media chief news officer and soon-to-be 8 PM host Keith Olbermann sat on a panel with Current co-founder Joel Hya... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Keith Olbermann: Issues With Management Didn't Stop Them From Hiring Me Back (Or trying To) - Posted March 3, 2011
At the Paid Content 2011 conference this afternoon, Current Media chief news officer and soon-to-be 8 PM host Keith Olbermann sat on a panel with Current co-founder Joel Hya... [FishbowlNY]

Keith Olbermann: Issues With Management Didn't Stop Them From Hiring Me Back (Or trying To) - Posted March 3, 2011
At the Paid Content 2011 conference this afternoon, Current Media chief news officer and soon-to-be 8 PM host Keith Olbermann sat on a panel with Current co-founder Joel Hya... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann: 'I'm Not Crazy' - Posted March 3, 2011
At the Paidcontent2011 conference, Keith Olbermann took the stage along with Current Media co-founder Joel Hyatt and paidContent editor & EVP ... [MediaJobsDaily]

February 2011 Top Cable News Shows - Posted March 1, 2011
Fox News Channel had the top 11 cable news programs in total viewers and 11 of the top 15 shows in the key 25-54 demo in February. As usual "The O'Reilly Factor" was #1 in both categories with just under 3.2 million viewers on average, including 770,000 A25-54. The top MSNBC program in... [morningmedianewsfeed]

February 2011 Top Cable News Shows - Posted March 1, 2011
Fox News Channel had the top 11 cable news programs in total viewers and 11 of the top 15 shows in the key 25-54 demo in February. As usual "The O'Reilly Factor" was #1 in both categories with just under 3.2 million viewers on average, including 770,000 A25-54. The top MSNBC program in... [FishbowlNY]

February 2011 Ratings: Rachel Maddow and Dayside Grow at MSNBC, But Olbermann's Absence is Felt - Posted March 1, 2011
The first full month without Keith Olbermann anchoring its primetime lineup was a mixed bag for MSNBC. The network's dayside programming was up double digits in both the demo and total viewers for every hour compared to last year, but it placed a close third behind a resurge... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Debuts His MSNBC Show - Posted March 1, 2011
At 3 PM ET yesterday, Martin Bashir debuted his eponymous MSNBC program. The show is formatted much like the other daytime news programs, but with a little more room for Bashir to add his own spin to things, and to cover topics that are in his whe... [TVNewser]

Piers Morgan: 'Being too far right or left right now is a bit dangerous... What Americans need is facts' - Posted February 28, 2011
Broadcasting & Cable editor Ben Grossman has an in-depth interview with CNN's Piers Morgan... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow in a post-Keith Olbermann world - Posted February 28, 2011
Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz profiles MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in the... [TVNewser]

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes Revealed in Documents in Judith Regan News Corp. Lawsuit - Posted February 24, 2011
Judith Regan's four-year-old wrongful termination lawsuit against News Co... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes Revealed in Documents in Judith Regan News Corp. Lawsuit - Posted February 24, 2011
Judith Regan's four-year-old wrongful termination lawsuit against News Co... [FishbowlNY]

Keith Olbermann Begins Promoting CurrentTV Show - Posted February 23, 2011
The Website PaidContent announced that Current TV's Keith Olbermann and the network's co-founder Joel Hyatt will appear nex... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Plans New Website: FOKNewsChannel.com - Posted February 22, 2011
Former MSNBC 8 PM host Keith Olbermann has already announced his plans to join Current TV, but ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

E-mail Subject Line of the Day - Posted February 15, 2011
Human Events just sent an e-mail to their listserv with a subject line they probably didn't check twice: "Mattera, Buchanan: Pompous, Prissy, Ridiculous Fruitcake." Inside, the e-mail makes clear that the line is a quote from A... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Attacks FNC's Bill O'Reilly During 'Rewrite' Segment - Posted February 15, 2011
Taking a page from his predecessor Keith Olbermann's playbook, MSNBC's 8 PM host Lawrence O'Donnell dedicated his "Rewrite" segment last night to his competitor on Fox News, Bill O'Reilly. What set O'Donnell off? Comments made by O'Reill... [TVNewser]

What is the definition of 'Mercurial?' Keith Olbermann - Posted February 12, 2011
The folks at Merriam-Webster have an interesting feature on their website showing which words are most often looked up when readers are looking for a definition. For example, look-ups for the word "Rampart," which Christina Aguilera forgot to sing during the National Anthem ahead ... [TVNewser]

Harvey Weinstein, Evelyn Lauder and A Few Football Moguls - Posted February 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Al Gore and a bearded Keith Olbermann by a day. A little birdie told us Current... [FishbowlLA]

Harvey Weinstein, Evelyn Lauder and A Few Sports Moguls - Posted February 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Al Gore and a bearded Keith Olbermann by a day. A little birdie told us Current... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Harvey Weinstein, Evelyn Lauder and A Few Sports Moguls - Posted February 9, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE We missed Al Gore and a bearded Keith Olbermann by a day. A little birdie told us Current... [FishbowlNY]

Current TV Plans Its Reinvention: Part MSNBC, Part Discovery Channel, With More Professional Content - Posted February 9, 2011
When Current TV was founded in 2005 by Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, it was meant to be the social media network. Viewers would contribute content, and even design ads. Five years later, a... [TVNewser]

Who's Got More Subs, Current TV or MSNBC? - Posted February 9, 2011
There's a war of words going on between Keith Olbermann's former network, MSNBC, and the channel that hired him yesterday, Current TV. During a conference call announcing Olbermann's hire, former VP Al Gore... [TVNewser]

In Case You Hadn't Heard... - Posted February 8, 2011
Keith Olbermann is officially Current TV's "Chief News Officer" as of 11am this morning. He will also host a daily one-hour program for the channel, beginning sometime in the spring. According to the New York Times, he will be given an equity stake in the "low-rated cable channel" (ouch!) and an "inde... [TVNewser]

In Case You Hadn't Heard... - Posted February 8, 2011
Keith Olbermann is officially Current TV's "Chief News Officer" as of 11am this morning. He will also host a daily one-hour program for the channel, beginning sometime in the spring. According to the New York Times, he will be given an equity stake in the "low-rated cable channel" (ouch!) and an "inde... [MediaJobsDaily]

Keith Olbermann To Host Primetime Series, Serve as 'Chief News Officer' for Current TV - Posted February 8, 2011
Former MSNBC "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann will host a one-hour nightly program on Current TV starting later this Spring. Olbermann will also have an equity stake in Current as part of the deal. Olbermann made the announcement on a c... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann's New Job: Current TV - Posted February 7, 2011
TVNewser learned earlier today that Keith Olbermann would make an announcement tomorrow as to... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Keith Olbermann's New Job: Current TV - Posted February 7, 2011
TVNewser learned earlier today that Keith Olbermann would make an announcement tomorrow as to... [FishbowlNY]

Keith Olbermann's New Job: Current TV - Posted February 7, 2011
TVNewser learned earlier today that Keith Olbermann would make an announcement tomorrow as to... [TVNewser]

Up Next | Start Now | Passing Words - Posted February 7, 2011
TVNewser: Keith Olbermann is announcing his next move tomorrow at 11 AM EST. We're guessing it's something that requires him to talk... [FishbowlLA]

What is Keith Olbermann's Next Gig? We Will Find Out Tomorrow - Posted February 7, 2011
Former MSNBC "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann has been the subject of much speculation across the interwebs, much of it asking where he will be heading next. Look for the speculation to end tomorrow, as Olbermann is planning to announce his next c... [TVNewser]

Clues About The Huffpo AOL Deal - Posted February 7, 2011
Yes, hindsight is 20/20 and now it's all clear why Huffington Post was acting weird and now that we think about it - corporate. One clue was taking down content provided for free from its bloggers. A notable one (and the only one brave enough to let us use his name) is... [FishbowlLA]

Daily Caller's Treach: 'I've now been crippled for one full year' - Posted February 4, 2011
The Daily Caller's Jim Treacher (a.k.a. Sean Medlock) brings us a story about the events leading up to his getting struck by a car in February 2010. To name a few: He blogged about pandas and about some then-TV personality named Keith Olbermann. Then he got whacked by a State Department... [FishbowlDC]

Would Rupert Murdoch hire Keith Olbermann?: 'We Don't Believe in Firing People Twice' - Posted February 2, 2011
Following a half hour of coverage of the launch of "The Daily" on both FBN and FNC this morning, ... [TVNewser]

January 2011 Top Cable News Shows - Posted February 1, 2011
Fox News Channel was the fourth most-watched cable channel in primetime for the month of January. The network had the top 11 programs in Total Viewers and nine out of the top 10 in A25-54 viewers. MSNBC grabbed the #10 spot among A25-54 viewers with "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" for three... [TVNewser]

January 2011 Ratings: MSNBC Only Cable News Network to Show Growth - Posted February 1, 2011
MSNBC beat CNN for the seventh consecutive month in January. Three weeks into the month, the network lost its biggest star in Keith Olbermann whose show was up +6% year-over-year, one of the few cable news programs to grow. Overall, MSNBC was the only cable news channel to g... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Keeps Keith Olbermann on Deck 'If anything happens' on CBS' 'Late Show' - Posted February 1, 2011
Keith Olbermann was backstage last night (Update: This clip is from 2008) on "Late Show with David Letterman" with stage manager Biff Henderson just in case "anything happens" to Letterman -- referring to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. ... [TVNewser]

Brokaw: 'Where it got sticky is when our commentators were anchoring political coverage' - Posted January 31, 2011
[caption id="attachment_50772" align="alignright" width="318" caption="NBC's Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert, and Russert's white board, on election night 2000."][/caption] The Chicago Tribune's Phil Rosenthal ... [TVNewser]

KTLA Reporter Vies for 'Best Journalist on Twitter' Award - Posted January 31, 2011
As far as FishbowlLA is concerned, the Academy to watch this week is not the one on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Rather, it's the virtual amalgamation known as the Real-Time Academy of Short-Form Arts and Sciences. That's the group in charg... [FishbowlLA]

Aaron Sorkin's Cable News Drama Gets Pilot Order From HBO - Posted January 30, 2011
Earlier this week, we noted that Aaron Sorkin's next project was set in the world of cable news. Well, it is moving forward, with HBO giving the pilot a gre... [FishbowlLA]

Experian Hitwise: The Reign Before the Fall for MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann - Posted January 27, 2011
The top three cable-news-show Web sites for the week ending Jan. 22 were unchanged from the previous week, according to data from Experian Hitwise, but the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Burke on Olbermann: 'This Was a Decision Made By NBC News Management, Steve Capus and Phil Griffin' - Posted January 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_50496" align="alignright" width="307" caption="(l-r) Williams, Ralph Roberts, Burke"][/caption] At noon today, NBC Universal (now called, apparently NBCUniversal) held a town hall meeting in the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" studio, where new CEO ... [TVNewser]

Beyond Twitter, Where Keith Olbermann Could Land - Posted January 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_50216" align="alignright" width="243" caption="Phil Griffin & Keith Olbermann at Countdown's 5th anniversary party in 2008."][/caption] Whither goest Keith Olbermann? Though his separation agreement... [TVNewser]

Which Cabler Mentioned Sarah Palin the Most in 2010? It's Not Who You Think - Posted January 26, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter took it upon themselves to count how many times each cabler spoke about Sarah Palin last year. The network that ran Palin segments a whopping 512 times in 20... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann to FOKNewsChannel, Not Fox News Channel; to Live-Tweet State of the Union - Posted January 25, 2011
Fans of Keith Olbermann lamenting the fact that his last installment of Countdown with Keith Olbermann aired on MSNBC just days before President ... [UnBeige]

2011: A Yawner in SOTU Watch Parties - Posted January 25, 2011
Watch parties for the President's State of the Union address are a tradition in Washington. Everyone is supposed to get together to watch POTUS (and drink) at a local watering hole. Or so we thought. This year, tradition is broken. No parties, just an avalanche of live-blogging. The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz will... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: Lawrence O'Donnell and... - Posted January 25, 2011
This afternoon we pair the newly installed 10 p.m. MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell (who delivered a whopping emotional devotional to ex-"Countdown" host Keith Olbermann last night) and Colin Firth. A second option: Kelsey Grammer. (h/t secret FishbowlDC reader) ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List: 1.25.11 - Posted January 25, 2011
* The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove apparently thinks it's stupid and unrealistic to sign on to WaPo Dana Milbank's call for a Sarah Palin media blackout for February. So does ... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann The Talk of TV Monday Night - Posted January 25, 2011
The departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC Friday night sent shock-waves through the TV business, and it seems like just about everyone with their own show opted to weigh in on the matter last night. Olbermann's Fox News competitor, Bill O'Reilly, discussed the matter with ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 25, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY C-SPAN as a sleep aid "No offense to C-SPAN, but if you have trouble falling asleep, it's awesome." -- Ed Rendell, NBC News Political Analyst on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning. Politico allows 'fart' into fea... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Breaks his Twitter Silence - Posted January 25, 2011
Since Keith Olbermann's announcement Friday that he will no longer be with MSNBC, everyone was left thinking, "So what now?" At 3pmET yes... [TVNewser]

Donny Deutsch Lands a New Show... As a Love Guru - Posted January 25, 2011
Ad executive Donny Deutsch has long been a regular on NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. He used to host "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch" on CNBC, and even filled in as an anchor on MSNBC last April... before ... [TVNewser]

What David Shuster got wrong on 'Reliable Sources' - Posted January 24, 2011
Former MSNBC correspondent/anchor David Shuster went on CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday to talk... [TVNewser]

Boy Banders Oddly Silent on Olbermann - Posted January 24, 2011
Boy Banders have been uncharacteristically silent on the fall of MSNBC Host Keith Olbermann. Nothing from WaPo's Ezra Klein, Slate's ... [PRNewser]

Boy Banders Oddly Silent on Olbermann - Posted January 24, 2011
Boy Banders have been uncharacteristically silent on the fall of MSNBC Host Keith Olbermann. Nothing from WaPo's Ezra Klein, Slate's ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Writers on Keith Olbermann's Departure - Posted January 24, 2011
After Keith Olbermann's departure from MSNBC last week, media writers have been busy writing their take on it. There is a no... [TVNewser]

Zucker on TV on the Web: 'Can we go back to the Keith Olbermann question?' - Posted January 24, 2011
When outgoing NBCU chief Jeff Zucker was asked about the controversial moves his, and other networks have made the last few years of putting TV programming on the Web, therefore potentially hurting the syndication market, Zucker joked, "Can we go back to the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Zucker on Olbermann: 'Keith was an incredible talent' - Posted January 24, 2011
As a former news producer, Jeff Zucker knew the question was coming and it didn't matter that the guy asking the question is his brother-in-law. The outgoing NBCU CEO was interviewed this morning at the annual NATPE conference in Miami Beach by ... [TVNewser]

8 Twitter Reactions to Keith Olbermann's Abrupt Departure from MSNBC - Posted January 24, 2011
The sometimes-blasted, sometimes-praised left-wing host of MSNBC's most popular show abruptly signed off for the last time on Friday, but Keith Olbermann isn't gone for good - at least not on Twitter. The former host of Countdown has been actively changin... [AllTwitter]

Aaron Sorkin's Next TV Show Tackling Cable News - Posted January 24, 2011
Nearly two years ago, we floated the idea that "West Wing" creator and The Social Network" writer Aaron Sorkin was contemplating doing a... [TVNewser]

One Ad Biz | Maddow On Olbermann | And More Weekend's News - Posted January 24, 2011
Over the weekend, reactions to Keith Olbermann's departure from MSNBC, the deal with medical marijuana, and staff changes at the Marietta Daily Journal... Medical Marijuana Advertising Is a Delicate Trade (via FishbowlLA) ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Olbermann in Cartoons - Posted January 24, 2011
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann gave new meaning to the phrase "Friday news dump," when in the last ten minutes of his sh... [FishbowlLA]

Olbermann Departure Changes NATPE Plans - Posted January 23, 2011
Friday night's bombshell has altered the plans of some of Keith Olbermann's former MSNBC colleagues. La... [TVNewser]

Comcast's REAL Plans For MSNBC - Posted January 23, 2011
Before the Keith Olbermann news broke on Friday, the talented animators at Taiwan's Next Media Animation covered the Comcast takeover of NBC Universal the only way they know how: with a computer-generated Rachel Maddow. ... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Talks About Keith Olbermann's Departure - Posted January 23, 2011
On Friday, after Keith Olbermann signed off "Countdown" for the last time, there was no new "Rachel Maddow Show." That is because Maddow was in Los Angeles to appear on "Real Time with Bill Maher" live at 10 Pm ET. At the top of the show, Maher asked Maddow about what happened... [TVNewser]

No, Comcast Didn't Fire Keith Olbermann - Posted January 22, 2011
Given the timing, the same week that the federal government approved Comcast's takeover of NBC Universal, much of the speculation surrounding MSNBC host Keith Olbermann's departure has focused on the new bosses. Very late Friday night... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Out At MSNBC - Posted January 21, 2011
Breaking: Tonight is Keith Olbermann's last night on MSNBC. The "Countdown" host and the network say that the two parties "have ended their contract." The network's statement is below: MSNBC and Ke... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Keith Olbermann Out At MSNBC - Posted January 21, 2011
Breaking: Tonight is Keith Olbermann's last night on MSNBC. The "Countdown" host and the network say that the two parties "have ended their contract." The network's statement is below: MSNBC and Ke... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Burke breaks bread with his (soon-to-be) new NBC News employees - Posted January 20, 2011
NBC News and MSNBC anchors filled New York City's Gotham Hall this afternoon for the annual upfront presentation -- a luncheon put on by the NBC News sales team to entice advertisers and agencies to keep NBC News and MSNBC top of mind when they are spending ad dollars. NBC News... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin: 'I will continue to speak out. They're not going to shut me up.' - Posted January 17, 2011
Sean Hannity got the first interview with Sarah Palin tonight, nine days after the massacre in Arizona. In the first part, below, Hannity asked Palin at what point she felt she'd been connected to the tragedy. "Right away," was her response. They also talked about the use of target graphics on... [FishbowlLA]

Russell Simmons: 'I think the media is nutty' - Posted January 17, 2011
During our 50-minute interview with Russell Simmons last week -- for an upcoming MediaBeat interview -- the music, media and fashion mogul talked about his friendship with politically polar opposite FoxNewsers including ... [TVNewser]

Radio Host Mark Levin to MSNBC's Chris Matthews: 'I'm going to drag your ass into federal court' - Posted January 14, 2011
Talk radio host Mark Levin is fuming mad at MSNBC's Chris Matthews, so mad that he has ... [TVNewser]

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,... [morningmedianewsfeed]

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]

The Onion News Network On CNN, FNC, MSNBC: 'We Will Never Misinform The Public As Much As They Do' - Posted January 13, 2011
Earlier today IFC held a lunch to celebrate the launch of its own cable news operation, The Onion News Network. Anchors "Brooke Alvarez" (played by former Fox News Channel anchor Suzanne Sena). "Tucker Hope" (played by ... [TVNewser]

Russell Simmons on Roger Ailes: 'That's my man. I love him. I talk to him all the time' - Posted January 13, 2011
Earlier this week Russell Simmons talked with Fox News chairman and co-founder Roger Ailes on Simmons' GlobalGrind.com. The two talked about the shootings in Arizona and about whether... [TVNewser]

The Tucson Shootings: Media on Media Crime - Posted January 11, 2011
The cable opinion shows all came out last night, after Saturday's events in Tucson, and put the blame for the shooting spree squarely on Jared Lee Loughner -- but some also pointed fingers at each other for inflaming harsh political rhetoric that has become the bread and butter of cable news. ... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz: 'There are crazy people out there, but we can't all be responsible for what they do' - Posted January 10, 2011
Shortly after the horrific shooting in Tuson, Ariz. on Saturday, the fingers started pointing at who was to blame for the shooting, and "The Daily Beast"'s ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Targets Media Rhetoric in 'Special Comment' - Posted January 9, 2011
Last night, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann hosted a special edition of "Countdown," covering the atrocity in Tucson. Olbermann ended his program with a special comment, picking up where sheriff Clarence Dupnik left off, by criticizing the media--himself included--for using violent rhetoric in their programming. ... [TVNewser]

Cable Coverage: Shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Others, at Event in Tucson - Posted January 8, 2011
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White House Scribe Calls MSNBC's Olbermann 'Careless' - Posted January 6, 2011
Youngman (far right) with former Kentucky point guard and now Washington Wizards player John Wall Sam Youngman, White House Cor... [FishbowlDC]

Ezra Klein to Chris Hayes: 'Good Evening Keith' - Posted January 5, 2011
Last night was a dream come true. Guest hosting for MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Jay Rosen Says Journalists Should Be More Biased - Posted January 5, 2011
It's not often you find someone who thinks that the media should be more opinionated, but that's just what Jay Rosen says in a piece by NPR's David Folkenflik today. Rosen thinks... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jay Rosen Says Journalists Should Be More Biased - Posted January 5, 2011
It's not often you find someone who thinks that the media should be more opinionated, but that's just what Jay Rosen says in a piece by NPR's David Folkenflik today. Rosen thinks... [FishbowlNY]

TBD Hates on FBDC for Hating on Haters - Posted December 29, 2010
[caption id="attachment_27927" align="alignleft" width="120" caption="Andrew Beaujon "][/caption] Perhaps it's the slow news week or maybe a cry for attention... Whatever the cause (though I assume it's the latter), TBD.com Arts and Enter... [PRNewser]

MSNBC 2010: Beating CNN for the First Time in Primetime Total Viewers - Posted December 29, 2010
MSNBC topped CNN in Primetime Total Viewers in 2010 for the first time ever - pushing CNN to #3 in cable news. And for the second year in a row MSNBC has topped CNN in the advertiser-friendly A25-54 viewers in primetime. Primetime: 764,000 total viewers/250,000 A25-54 Total Day: 399,000 total v... [TVNewser]

What was Keith Olbermann Wearing whilst Tweeting the Storm? - Posted December 27, 2010
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann has been tweeting for the last day about the blizzard in New York City -- wearing a truly unique hoodie. @... [TVNewser]

Catching Up on the Feminist Twitter Flamewar with Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann - Posted December 21, 2010
Keith Olbermann and Michael Moore recently found themselves at the center of a controversy over statements ma... [FishbowlLA]

Keith Olbermann Responds to Criticism Over Julian Assange Rape Accusations - Posted December 20, 2010
If you missed it, Keith Olbermann stopped Tweeting... but then he ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Suspends Himself This Time ... from Twitter - Posted December 16, 2010
Keith Olbermann is ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Thursday Odds and Ends - Posted December 16, 2010
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Michael Moore Injects Himself Into the WikiLeaks Debate - Posted December 15, 2010
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Chris Matthews Gazes to the Right - Posted December 10, 2010
Photo credit: Sally Hosta Blogger and Q & A Cafe Host Carol Joynt has interviewed MSNBC's Chris Matthews four times, and each time she ple... [FishbowlDC]

Guy behind 'Worst Person in the World' meets guy behind 'Most Interesting Man in the World' - Posted December 7, 2010
Look who dropped by 30 Rock today. This is Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor from the Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man In The World" commercials. He was there to meet Keith Olbermann, the man from the "(not really) Worst Person in the World" segment. While quite fascinating, Goldsmith didn't bring any Dos... [TVNewser]

Was Keith Olbermann Scolded for Bristol Palin 'Worst' Segment? - Posted December 7, 2010
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann was rumored to be "called on the carpet" by his superiors for naming Bristol Palin the "(not really) worst person in the world" on his November 29 ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Prepares For Battle with Cable News Channels Over Tax Cut Compromise - Posted December 7, 2010
Pres. Obama and the GOP leadership announced a compromise plan last night that would extend the Bush tax cuts while also ensuring that unemployment benefits would not go away. In his statement, Obama seemed to recognize the fact that the compromise would likely draw the ire of the Keith Olbermann's of... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 6, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Score: Washington Examiner's gossip maven Nikki Schwab wins a new red Nikon Coolpix camera at the office holiday party in a raffle. Twenty plus prizes, including an... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC - Posted December 2, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Boy Band Special "No, Jack Kingston, the last two minutes of the basketball is the boring hack-a-Shaq part where my wife says, 'WHEN IS THIS GAME GONNA END?'" -- HuffPost's ... [FishbowlDC]

November '10 Ratings: MSNBC Still Topping CNN - Posted December 1, 2010
For the fifth straight month in a row, MSNBC topped CNN in Total Day in both A25-54 viewers and Total Viewers. MSNBC also beat CNN by 51% in A25-54 viewers and by 36% among Total Viewers in primetime. "Morning Joe" topped CNN's "American Morning" for the 9th consecutive month in Total Viewers... [TVNewser]

Thomas Roberts to Anchor 3 PM Hour in December for MSNBC - Posted December 1, 2010
It seems that Thomas Roberts' star is rising at MSNBC. The anchor filled in for "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann during his suspension a few weeks back, and has been appearing regularly during the dayside... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 22, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Reporter contemplates the unthinkable "Thinking of dosing myself with Viagra before my first TSA pat down." -- Slate media writer Jack Shafer in a Monday morning tw... [FishbowlDC]

Gingrich Says No Way to MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann - Posted November 21, 2010
If he ever runs for president, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) has certain things he'd never do. He says the main one is he'd never participate in certain media-sponsored debates, particularly an NBC debate if moderated by MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: The Next to Get an Unpaid 4-day Weekend - Posted November 19, 2010
MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough is being suspended for two days after his acknowledgment of a $500 in political donations to friends and family members running for office. President of MSNBC, ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker on Olbermann Suspension: 'We Have Guidelines in Place and You Need to Follow Them' - Posted November 18, 2010
In a wide-ranging conversation at the Paley Center for Media's International Council this morning, outgoing NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker was interviewed by one of his employees, "CNBC "Mad Money" host ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann's 'Worst Person' Suspension Over? According to his Twitter It is - Posted November 17, 2010
After Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity," MSNBC anchor ... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel Responds to Keith Olbermann: 'He Has His Perspective a Little Screwed Up' - Posted November 16, 2010
Former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel has responded to MSNBC host Keith Olbermann's criticism of him. Koppel spoke at length about ... [TVNewser]

Why is David Corn 'efforting'? - Posted November 16, 2010
The MSNBC schedule for today's guest lineup includes a bizarre couple of words. Things to ponder: Who says "efforting"? The network also has Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn "efforting." What he's "efforting" at is anyone's guess. Here's how the schedule reads: "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (LIVE, 8-9 P.M. ET) Host: ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann on Koppel Op-Ed: 'The Kind of Television Journalism He Eulogizes, Failed this Country' - Posted November 16, 2010
In a special comment last night, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann addressed Ted Koppel's op-ed in the Washington Post last week. Olbermann praised journalists like Walter Cronkite and ... [TVNewser]

Quotes of the Day - Posted November 15, 2010
Travel report Amy Argetsinger is in Rome. But don't rob my apartment, okay? -- WaPo's Reliable Source writer Amy Argetsinger in a weekend Facebook update. Unpleasant travel memories... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz: Phil Griffin threatened to Fire Keith Olbermann Over Political Donations - Posted November 15, 2010
[caption id="attachment_39718" align="alignright" width="243" caption="Griffin and Olbermann at Countdown's Fifth Anniversary Party"][/caption] In a wide-ranging postmortem addressing what happened after MSNBC host... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel: '[Cable News] is to Journalism what Bernie Madoff was to Investment' - Posted November 12, 2010
Former ABC anchor and current BBC "World News America" contributor Ted Koppel weighs in, somewhat belatedly, on the Keith Olbermann/political donation scandal in ... [TVNewser]

Obama's Late Night Newser: Who Covered It? - Posted November 12, 2010
President Barack Obama held a departure news conference in Seoul, South Korea last night at 2:45amET. The tvnewsers were there in full force to talk about trade agreements with South Korea. But which cable news networks took the event live? ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Debates Political Donations by Journalists with Howard Kurtz - Posted November 11, 2010
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann held a debate about political donations by employees of media companies. Olbermann hosted Greg Mitchell, the "Media Fix" blogger for The Nation magazine, and The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz, who of course also hosts ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Responds to Pat Sajak Criticism - Posted November 10, 2010
Earlier today we posted the story and video Wednesday of a 1980s Keith Olbermann on the short-lived late-night Pat Sajak show. Sajak had taken credit -- or was rather apologizing for -- introduc... [TVNewser]

Pat Sajak 'Mea Culpa': 'I was the person who introduced Keith Olbermann to America' - Posted November 10, 2010
Wow. The host of "America's Game" has it in for Keith Olbermann. "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is delivering an online mea culpa for introducing Olbermann ... [TVNewser]

Pat Sajack Apologizes for Keith Olbermann - Posted November 10, 2010
It's been a strange few days for Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajack. It began with a female contestant, Caitli... [FishbowlLA]

Keith Olbermann's Comment After His Involuntary 4-Day Weekend: "This was not a publicity stunt" - Posted November 9, 2010
Keith Olbermann was suspended indefinitely on Friday from "Countdown with Keith Olbermann"... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Will Address 'Recent Events' on Tonight's Show - Posted November 9, 2010
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann was back at work today, and according to The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie, the "Countdown" host will address his suspension at least twice on tonight's program. Guthrie tweeted: Was just at 30 Rock to tape spot, ran into @... [TVNewser]

Oprah Winfrey Toasts Fellow Daytime Talk Show Hosts - Posted November 9, 2010
As part of her farewell season, Oprah Winfrey sits down with those who came before -- and beside -- her on the talk show circuit. Among the guests on tomorrow's "Oprah Winfrey Show": Phi... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Releases Statement Apologizing to Viewers... But Not MSNBC - Posted November 8, 2010
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann broke his silence this evening, releasing a statement apologizing to viewers for the drama that resulted from the political donations he made. Olbermann was suspended from MSNBC on Friday for making th... [TVNewser]

Thomas Roberts to Anchor 'Countdown' Again Tonight - Posted November 8, 2010
As he did Friday evening, MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts will helm "Countdown" tonight, the network says. As we reported earlier, Keith Olb... [TVNewser]

WaPo Rips Off Two Stories; Media Writer Says it Doesn't Matter - Posted November 8, 2010
This weekend WaPo ripped off two media stories from other media outlets without crediting those sources. One was the MSNBC Keith Olbermann suspension st... [FishbowlDC]

Matt Taibbi On Keith Olbermann's Suspension--'Completely and Utterly Retarded' - Posted November 8, 2010
Rolling Stone journalist and FBLA favorite Matt Taibbi isn't one to hold back on his media criticism. He once threw a pie filled with ... [FishbowlLA]

Comcast 'Not in Any Way Involved' in Keith Olbermann Suspension Decision - Posted November 8, 2010
Comcast, which is attempting to acquire a controlling stake in NBC Universal from General Electric, says it was "not in any way involved" with the decision to suspend Keith Olbermann last week. When news of the suspension first broke on Friday, Comcast was... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Suspension Ending: The Reactions - Posted November 8, 2010
Last night MSNBC announced that "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann would be allowed to return to his program on Tues... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Back On 'Countdown' Tuesday - Posted November 8, 2010
Keith Olbermann's controversial indefinite suspension without pay will end Tuesday, MSNBC announced Sunday night. Olbermann was suspended by MSNBC on Friday over political contributions he'd made to Democratic candidates in violation of network policy. It wasn't a terrifically popular move with viewers and free speech advocates alike. Probably why just two... [FishbowlLA]

Keith Olbermann Returns to MSNBC Tuesday - Posted November 7, 2010
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann returns from a two-day, unpaid suspension Tuesday evening. The network's president Phil Griffin released a statement tonight announcing the news. ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Suspension Lifted - Posted November 7, 2010
That was fast. In a statement sent by NBC's Jeremy Gaines, MSNBC President Phil Griffin declares "Countdown" Host Keith Olbermann's suspension over. The release: STATEMENT REGARDING KEITH OLBERMANN - SUNDAY, NOV. 7 From Phil Griffin,... [FishbowlDC]

Critic: MSNBC Acting like an 'Adolescent Menagerie' - Posted November 7, 2010
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's defense of her colleague Keith Olbermann Friday did not strike all viewers as being totally fair, especially with he... [TVNewser]

Olbermann suspended for refusing 'to deliver an on-camera mea culpa' - Posted November 7, 2010
From Sunday's Playbook: Network sources tell Playbook that Keith Olbermann was suspended because he refused to deliver an on-camera mea culpa, which would have allowed him to continue anchoring "Countdown." Olbermann told his bosses he didn't know he was barred from making campaign contributions, although he is resisting saying that publicly. Olber... [TVNewser]

Time for a Rules Change? 'A lot of news viewers think journalists are biased, anyway' - Posted November 6, 2010
MSNBC's sudden suspension of top-rated Keith Olbermann has spurred a debate about the relevance of network rules against staffers contributing to political campaigns. Olbermann, whom MSNBC president ... [TVNewser]

How Other Networks are Reporting Olbermann's Suspension - Posted November 6, 2010
In addition to Rachel Maddow's show, Keith Olbermann's suspension was mentioned last night on his own show with substitute host Thomas Roberts... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow Weighs In on Keith Olbermann Suspension - Posted November 6, 2010
Last night, Rachel Maddow dedicated a segment of her program to addressing the suspension of Keith Olbermann. Maddow began the segment pointing out the donatio... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Suspension Big News... On CNN - Posted November 5, 2010
MSNBC's suspension of 8 PM host Keith Olbermann has been the talk of the media business today, but it has also been a regular subject on CNN this afternoon. A TVEyes search shows that CNN discussed Olbermann's suspension eight times between 2:50 and 5:30 PM.... [TVNewser]

Hypocrisy May Doom Olbermann - Posted November 5, 2010
News broke today that Keith Olbermann has been ... [PRNewser]

Olbermann Has Guardian Angel in Kristol - Posted November 5, 2010
Just as conservative journalists and politicians came out in droves and backed the left-leaning Juan Williams when NPR fired him, at least one conservative is ... [FishbowlDC]

Will Keith Olbermann Return to MSNBC? - Posted November 5, 2010
Add Keith Olbermann to the list of MSNBC hosts suspended for things they've said, done, or in Olbermann's case, not done. ... [TVNewser]

Tweeting the Keith Olbermann Suspension - Posted November 5, 2010
Keith Olbermann was suspended Friday afternoon by MSNBC brass for not telling them that he'd contributed to three democratic congressional candidates in the days leading up to the election -- a violation of NBC News policy. The Twittersphere lit up after the n... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Keith Olbermann Suspended from MSNBC Indefinitely after Contributing to Democratic Candidates - Posted November 5, 2010
MSNBC has suspended host Keith Olbermann indefinitely and without pay, after Politico revealed the primetime host contributed to the campaigns of of three congres... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Adjusts His Sign-Off, While Bill O'Reilly Speculates about Adjustments at MSNBC - Posted November 4, 2010
MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" usually ends with the host saying "That's [insert date], good night, and good luck," a reference to Edward R. Murrow's sign-off. Over the years, Olbermann has also added commentaries noting the days since th... [TVNewser]

Keep Keith Away From the Cleaning Supplies - Posted November 2, 2010
How does MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews really feel about Delaware Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell, who has now lost her race to Sen.-elect Chris Coons? (He thinks she was a ... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Benches 'Worst Person in the World' Segment after "Sanity" Rally Speech - Posted November 2, 2010
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced last night that he was benching his "Worst Person in the World" segment. The announcement came at the beginning of the night's #1 story, about Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear." Olbermann was critiquing the rally, but also said that some of what Stewart complained... [TVNewser]

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

ABC News Clears the air about Andrew Breitbart's Participation in their Election Night Coverage - Posted October 30, 2010
It didn't take long, after conservative author, commentator and webtrepreneur Andrew Breitbart announced he would be participating in ABC N... [TVNewser]

Update: MSNBC 2010 Midterm Election Coverage - Posted October 29, 2010
MSNBC has updated its election coverage, and will have live, primetime coverage on Sunday night. The live primetime coverage on Sunday will start with "Hardball with Chris Matthews" at 5pm. Then "The Ed Show" will be live from Woodbury, Minn. at a Tarryl... [TVNewser]

MSNBC names Cenk Uygur Contributor, Substitute Anchor - Posted October 21, 2010
FishbowlLA scoops that YouTube celebrity Cenk Uygur is now a paid contributor for MSNBC, which will include regular segments and fil... [TVNewser]

FBLA Exclusive: Cenk Uygur Signs as a Contributor at MSNBC - Posted October 21, 2010
The host of The Young Turks - YouTube sensation Cenk Uygur told us that he is now a paid contributor at MSNBC. He w... [FishbowlLA]

'Spirit Day' Turns tvnewsers Purple - Posted October 20, 2010
Millions of Americans wore purple today for 'Spirit Day' to commemorate the kids who were tormented for being or suspected of being homosexual. All day long, tvnewsers wore purple in support of this anti-bullying cause, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). TVNewser ... [TVNewser]

The Daily Caller Party: Even a Caveman Can Attend - Posted October 19, 2010
The cast of characters at Monday night's Daily Caller second official keg party was nothing short of colorful. For one thing, this wild-haired intern from Reason Magazine, ... [FishbowlDC]

Election 2010: NBC News, MSNBC Slate Midterm Coverage Plans - Posted October 19, 2010
NBC News and MSNBC have slated their coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. On the broadcast network, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will lead coverage during the 6:30 PM newscast ... [TVNewser]

Cenk Uygur to Host 'Countdown' Tonight - Posted October 19, 2010
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Matt Taibbi Talks Tea Party on Keith Olbermann - Posted October 15, 2010
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News Networks Begin Wall-to-Wall Coverage of Mine Rescue Operation - Posted October 12, 2010
At 10:18pmET tonight, Manuel Gonzales, the first of several rescuers began to descend into a mine shaft to begin the process of retrieving 33 miners who've been trapped deep under the Chilean desert for 69 days. 18 Minutes later, at 10:36, Gonzales had arrived 2,040 feet below the desert. And all... [TVNewser]

Inside the Mindset of MSNBC Branding - Posted October 12, 2010
So just how does MSNBC get its branding ideas? We have stockpiled the following bits of evidence of how the network's mindset works. 1. Howard Kurtz from WaPo Monday: "MSNBC has a new slogan -- "Lean Forward" -- that has skeptics wondering what the netw... [FishbowlDC]

The Daily Caller Disparages Olbermann - Posted October 12, 2010
The Daily Caller's Jim Treacher and newest hire, Mary Katharine Ham, have dug up this preliminary version of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann's "Lean Forward" ad. Watch it ... [FishbowlDC]

Cami McCormick Receives Ovation Accepting CBS' Overall Excellence Award at Murrow Dinner (Video) - Posted October 12, 2010
The Radio Television Digital News Association held their annual Edward R. Murrow Awards dinner last night in New York. CBS Radio News correspondent Cami McCormick, walking with a cane after being injured by an IED while on assignment in Afghanistan last year, got a standing ovation as she accept... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin: 'Lean Forward' Campaign 'Is Going to Define Us As MSNBC' - Posted October 10, 2010
What exactly does it mean to "lean forward?" As MSNBC rolls out its new branding campaign, regular cable news viewers may be asking that very question. When concveiving the tagline however, MSNBC executives decided to ask themselves a different question: what is MSNBC? "We talked about all the attributes that make MSNBC... [TVNewser]

NYT's Herbert Insults Beck, Praises Olbermann - Posted October 7, 2010
GWU School of Media and Public Affairs hosted a forum Wednesday on new media and journalistic standards and apparently NYT Columnist Bob Herbert thinks FNC's Glenn Beck... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Hopes to Narrate James Thurber Audiobooks - Posted October 7, 2010
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Report: Lou Dobbs Employed Illegal Immigrants - Posted October 7, 2010
According to a report in The Nation, former CNN anchor and regular TV news talking head Lou Dobbs employed illegal immigrants to care for his s... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 6, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Distracted cabbie scares journo "I am officially terrified: my cab driver has an iPad streaming video that he is intensely focused on." -- AP's Phil Elliott in a Tuesda... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's New Tagline Speaks to the Brand - Posted October 5, 2010
MSNBC is publicly announced its new tagline today: "Lean Forward." According to The New York Times, the new slogan "embraces its progressive political identity," juxtaposing the number two cable news chan... [PRNewser]

Steve Hely Wins the 2010 Thurber Prize - Posted October 5, 2010
Last night, Steve Hely (pictured with Keith Olbermann) was pronounced this year's winner of the Thurber Prize. His win includes $5,000 and a crystal plaque. Magazine journalist J... [GalleyCat]

NY Mag's 'Chasing Fox': The Takeaway for CNN - Posted October 4, 2010
CNN is, in many respects, the focal-point of the New York magazine cover story on the cable news channels. Given its precipitous ratings decline, and the high profile staffing changes in recent weeks (... [TVNewser]

White House Spokesperson Praises MSNBC - Posted September 29, 2010
First President Obama took a swipe at Fox News Channel. Then FNC hosts Bill O'Reilly and ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann's Appearance on 'The Last Word' - Posted September 28, 2010
As TVNewser reported yesterday, MSNBC's "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann was a guest on the first edition of "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" last night, joining Vice President ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 28, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY No special treatment, please "To the chef who gilded my designer pizza w/ a heapin' helpin' of osetra caviar: I assume *everybody* gets that much? That's what I'm writing." - WaPo Restaurant Reviewer ... [FishbowlDC]

Sander Vanocur on TV News today: 'I think they incite...They stir us up' - Posted September 28, 2010
It was September of 1960, and NBC News correspondent Sander Vanocur was on the campaign trail. "I was covering [Richard] Nixon in Mississippi," Vanocur tells TVNewser, "and I got a call from NBC in New York to say, 'Get to Chicago.'" He was being summoned to serve as a questioner in the... [TVNewser]

Fineman Wants HuffPost in his TV Title - Posted September 27, 2010
What does it take to get a "HuffPost" added to your title? Howard Fineman, the new senior political editor of HuffPost and former Newsweek scribe, still can't get MSNBC to switch his title ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on the 'Absurdist,' World of News, and Advice from Keith Olbermann - Posted September 27, 2010
Tonight at 10 PM, MSNBC will premiere the newest addition to its primetime lineup, "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell." Following "Countdown" at 8 PM and "The Rachel Madd... [TVNewser]

Poll: Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck Most Loved and Loathed TV News Hosts - Posted September 27, 2010
Politico and George Washington University revealed results from a new poll this morning. In addition to more standard political questions, the poll also asked about the media habits of respondents. What did the results ... [TVNewser]

Tweet of the Day: Black Friday Edition - Posted September 24, 2010
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, minutes ago on Twitter: Yes, he was joking.... [TVNewser]

Chris Hayes Commits Fashion Crime - Posted September 23, 2010
TLC's "What Not to Wear" may be seeking frumpy female journos, but perhaps they'd make an exception for The Nation's D.C. Editor Chris Hayes. He's not frumpy at all, but let's just say color coordination is not a hobby. Hayes's truly garish ensemble, a... [FishbowlDC]

Lawrence O'Donnell: Greta Van Susteren will 'Probably Hang Onto' 10 PM Lead - Posted September 17, 2010
Upcoming MSNBC 10 PM host Lawrence O'Donnell gets interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter. Reporter Paul B... [TVNewser]

Olbermann on Letterman, Sawyer on Kimmel, Couric on Leno - Posted September 9, 2010
In addition to Katie Couric going on Jay Leno tonight, Diane Sawyer will be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Both Couric and Sawyer will be anchoring their evening news... [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]

Ari Fleischer: Glenn Beck is 'Creepy,' 'Weird,' 'Zany' - Posted August 30, 2010
The former press secretary to President George W. Bush has weighed in on Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck's rally Sunday, and it does not sound like he is a huge fan. Ari... [TVNewser]

'MSNBC would love if Keith Olbermann could turn out 300,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial.' - Posted August 29, 2010
On CNN's "Reliable Sources," Saturday's Lincoln Memorial rally was a hot topic of conversation with liberal pundits Jane Hall and Bill Press and conservative blogger ... [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]

Stan Chambers Retires After 63 Years at KTLA - Posted August 12, 2010
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Keith Olbermann 'Interviews' Sharron Angle - Posted August 6, 2010
Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle does not do many TV interviews. Save for a memorable back and forth with Fox News Channel's Carl Cameron in which she explained that she wants the media to "ask the questions we want to answe... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's 'Ed Show' to Broadcast Live Tonight in D.C. - Posted August 4, 2010
If you spot MSNBC's Ed Schultz in downtown Washington tonight, don't be surprised. Schultz is scheduled to broadcast "The Ed Show" live in D.C. from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the free health clinic at the Convention Center. Schultz's colleague, ... [FishbowlDC]

Tucker Carlson Talks Daily Caller, Journolist, CNN's Primetime Addition - Posted August 4, 2010
In the latest interview for mediabistro.com's "So What Do You Do" series, FishbowlDC's Betsy Rothstein talks to Tucker Carlson who responds to a range of topics varying from his Daily Caller venture to his future in cable news. Here's an ex... [TVNewser]

So What Do You Do, Tucker Carlson? - Posted August 4, 2010
Today at mediabistro, The Daily Caller's Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson is featured in a sit-down interview that takes readers on the daily, sometimes tumultuous journey that is Carlson's life, beginning with his sometimes unruly hair. We move on to his guilty pleasure, his cult-... [FishbowlDC]

Tom Shales v. Christiane Amanpour: Criticizing the Critic - Posted August 3, 2010
WaPo media critic Tom Shales is getting it from a few sides today after his review of "This Week with Christiane Amanpour." ABC News tells Salon that Shales' questioning of the wording of the "In Memoriam" segment is "an utterly f... [TVNewser]

Cable News' 'Crossfire Culture' Gets Analyzed - Posted August 2, 2010
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz writes about the "Crossfire Culture" of cable news, and journalism in general. While ostensibly it is about the... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann's Special Comment on Shirley Sherrod; Glenn Beck's Special Comment on Keith Olbermann - Posted July 22, 2010
Keith Olbermann took a vacation from this vacation last night to deliver a 12-minute Special Comment on the Shirley Sherrod case, blaming, well just about everyone for Sherrod's 48-hour fall from grace: "We, the howling fools of the far right, the stand-aside pathetic bureaucrats of the Department of Agriculture, the whole... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Weighs In On Producer's Departure - Posted July 21, 2010
Yesterday evening, MSNBC's 8 p.m. host Keith Olbermann publicly weighed in on the departure of his executive producer, Izzy Povich, who is leaving to become senior E... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Looking for New E.P., as Izzy Povich Heads to Lawrence O'Donnell Show - Posted July 19, 2010
Izzy Povich, who has been Keith Olbermann's Executive Producer for more than six years, is sliding back two hours and will now oversee ... [TVNewser]

Tucker Carlson Calls Olbermann 'Sad,' 'Tormented,' 'Despised;' Olbermann Responds - Posted July 16, 2010
Tucker Carlson has plenty to say about MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and The Daily Caller's ... [TVNewser]

Daily Caller on Olbermann: "CRYBABY" - Posted July 15, 2010
Oh, the hilarity! If you missed the latest Keith Olbermann-Tucker Carlson feud, you've missed the best yet. Earlier today The Daily Caller and Carlson ... [FishbowlDC]

Former 'Today,' 'Early Show' EP Steve Friedman's Next Project: Dylan Ratigan - Posted July 15, 2010
Steve Friedman, a 40-year veteran of TV news, has his next act: MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan show. "I look forward to joining the Ratigan team at MSNBC," said Friedman, who began his TV ne... [TVNewser]

Tucker Carlson Buys Keitholbermann.com, Olbermann Responds - Posted July 15, 2010
How's this for a web feud? Former MSNBC contributor Tucker Carlson had his website, The Daily Caller, acquire www.keitholbermann.com, which is of course the name of MSNBC host Keith Olbermann. According to ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Keith Olbermann Mourns George Steinbrenner - Posted July 13, 2010
On his MLBlog, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann weighs in on one of today's big news stories: the passing of New York Yankees owner ... [TVNewser]

Nasty Cat Fight Breaks Out Between Olbermann and Daily Caller - Posted July 9, 2010
It's the new in thing - a weekly Friday Twitter fight between MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and The Daily Caller. The Daily Caller published a story today by Ruth Graham - the ... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas 'Blacklisted' from MSNBC - Posted July 7, 2010
Following a twitter dust-up between "Morning Joe" anchor Joe Scarborough and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, MSNBC President ... [TVNewser]

BFFs - Together At Last - Posted July 7, 2010
OMG MSNBC's "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" July 7, 2010 (LIVE, 8-9 P.M. ET) Host: Keith Olbermann Topics/Guests: PALIN LASHES OU... [FishbowlDC]

A Spoof on JournoList - Posted July 6, 2010
Here's a satire of conversations from JournoList. Before anyone flies off the handle, this means that it's a fictional, fake, made-up, invented take on conversations that the author, David Burge of Iowahawke, imagines could have transpired on JournoList. WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

The Claws Come Out Between Olbermann & Daily Caller - Posted July 2, 2010
A nasty exchange broke out between The Daily Caller and MSNBC Host Keith Olbermann today on Twitter. @TheDailyCaller: "Keith Olbermann talks too much about himself: We watch, because we're paid to - http://tinyurl.com/23r8bvq #media #MSNBC #bias" Olbermann responds: "@TheDailyCaller unfortunately I don't read you be... [FishbowlDC]

Rachel Maddow: Larry King "An American Institution" - Posted June 30, 2010
Late last night TVNewser spoke to MSNBC's 9 p.m. host Rachel Maddow about her upcoming trip to Afghanistan. But as long as we had her on the phone, we couldn't help but ask about her thoughts on her CNN counterpart, ... [TVNewser]

Dave Weigel Joins MSNBC - Posted June 29, 2010
Well that didn't take long. Just a few days after resigning from the Washington Post, journalist Dave Weigel has landed a new gig in television news. Weigel has joined MSNBC as a paid contributor, and will appear regularly on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Snaps Up Weigel - Posted June 28, 2010
Mediaite is reporting that former WaPo blogger Dave Weigel is now a paid contributor for MSNBC. Host Keith Olbermann announced him on his show tonight. Weigel made an appearance on Olbermann's program for th... [FishbowlDC]

The Notable Guest on Tonight's Olbermann Show Is... - Posted June 28, 2010
Look who's a guest on MSNBC's Keith Olbermann's show tonight: "COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN" (LIVE, 8-9 P.M. ET) Host: Keith Olbermann Topics/Guests: KAGAN HEARINGS: Howard Fineman, Newsweek and MSNBC political analyst; Jonathan Turley, Law professor at George Washington University OIL CRISIS HITS MISSISSIPPI: David Corn, Mother Jones and PoliticsDaily.com RICK BARBER STRIKES AGAIN IN SLAVERY AD: David... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann's 'Worst Persons in the World' - Posted June 28, 2010
The Daily Caller's Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson and I shared the hot seat over the weekend for publishing former WaPo Dave Weigel's e-mails from Journolist, a liberal listserv. Weigel was covering conservatives for WaPo. On the 400-member listserv, he skewered some of those conservatives. He resigne... [FishbowlDC]

A Response to Weigel Resignation Aftermath - Posted June 26, 2010
By now, you know that Dave Weigel and the WaPo have parted ways. And by now, you may or may not be aware of the heavy criticism (and more privately, praise) that FishbowlDC has received for first publishing e-mails from Weigel to the private email listserv, Journol... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann on His New 8pm Competition... - Posted June 24, 2010
•MSNBC's Keith Olbermann tells HuffPost, "As to Governor Spitzer and Ms. Parker, as they replace my old co-host Campbell as she replaced my friend Roland as he replaced Campbell as she replaced my old guest host Rick as he replaced Campbe... [TVNewser]

Greta Van Susteren Weighs In On CNN's New 8 p.m. Show - Posted June 23, 2010
Fox News anchor Greta van Susteren weighed in with her take on CNN's new 8 p.m. program on GretaWire. Writes Van Susteren: This is bad news for ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Gives Lawrence O'Donnell 10 p.m. Show - Posted June 15, 2010
Developing: MSNBC is giving regular "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" fill-in host Lawrence O'Donnell the 10 p.m. hour, the network says. O'Donnell will start developing the program immediately, tho... [TVNewser]

SWAK: The Hill's Columnist Gives Big Smooch to Drudge - Posted June 15, 2010
Who doesn't love Matt Drudge? More importantly, what journo doesn't love getting linked by Drudge? In today's column in The Hill, columnist Brent Budowksy goes on a praise-filled mission of Drudge, decl... [FishbowlDC]

If It's Summer, It's Time for TV News Substitutes - Posted June 11, 2010
When summertime rolls around, TV news viewers can be assured of at least one thing: their favorite hosts will be taking some time off. When the Bill O'Reilly's and Keith Olbermann... [TVNewser]

The McCourts Make 'Worst Persons in the World' - Posted June 11, 2010
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It's Election Night: Where's CNN? - Posted June 9, 2010
It's 11:13 p.m. Tuesday night. There are a slew of political primaries taking place around the country. And where is CNN? Slate's chief political correspondent and CBS contributor John Dickerson said on Twitter: "On CNN it's like there aren't elections to... [FishbowlDC]

Suze Orman Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy - Posted June 8, 2010
CNBC host and personal finance expert Suze Orman underwent emergency appendectomy surgery on Sunday. "Suze went to Chicago to celebrate her birthday and didn't expect to leave her appendix behind," a CNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser. "Northwestern Hospi... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann on Campbell Brown and Why CNN's 8pm 'Failed' - Posted June 2, 2010
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann admits he "likes" Campbell Brown, but he had some harsh criticism in last night's WPITW for the "lame duck" CNN anchor and some recent comments she made to the LA Times. "CNN's 8 o'clock new... [TVNewser]

WaPo Blogger 'Reeks of Arrogance and Stupidity' - Posted May 28, 2010
On Wednesday night, WaPo conservative blogger Dave Weigel tweeted MSNBC host Keith Olbermann: "Thanks for having me on, @KeithOlbermann. You're right. You'll always have more hatemail than me." On the show, Weigel look... [FishbowlDC]

GOP Congressman Criticizes Fox News Segment on House Floor - Posted May 26, 2010
Congressman Steven LaTourette (R-OH) is not too happy with Fox News about a graphic that aired on the network yesterday afternoon. During Megyn Kelly's "America Live," ... [TVNewser]

'I'm Vibrating Off My Seat' - Posted May 19, 2010
Rachel Maddow was really excited about the political festivities last night. During the evening's election/primary coverage, Politico grabbed this goofy exchange from the toss between Keith Olbermann and Maddow on MS... [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]

Donny Deutsch: Don't Call It a Comeback - Posted May 17, 2010
Guess who made an appearance on NBC's "Today Show" last Friday? None other than Donny Deutsch, who had been off of MSNBC and NBC News programming since he criticized Countdown host Keith Olbermann... [TVNewser]

Classic Newser Shots from ESPN (Including Keith Olbermann) - Posted May 12, 2010
If you didn't catch ESPN's "30 for 30" last night -- "Straight Outta Compton" directed by Ice Cube -- you missed... a mediocre documentary about the LA Raiders. But ALSO some classic clips from 80's/early 90's ESPN and including ones with now famous newscasters that got their start as sports anchors. Here's... [TVNewser]

Brian Roberts: NBC News 'The Single Most Awesome Asset' Of Comcast Deal - Posted May 11, 2010
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts had some very kind words for NBC News at the 2010 Cable Show in Los Angeles Tuesday. Roberts was interviewed by former News Corp. COO Peter Chernin on stage at the show, and said NBC's news division will remain independent once Comcast completes its acquisition of NBC... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann's Mets Tweets Directed at Bill O'Reilly - Posted May 9, 2010
A couple of Tweets from Keith Olbermann at today's Mets game at Citi Field: By the way, the Giants beat the Mets 6-5. (via J$P) ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Releases New Batch of 'Countdown' Promos - Posted May 5, 2010
MSNBC viewers: get ready for a fresh new batch of promos, this time featuring "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann. Here are the three Olbermann tweeted out this afternoon, in which Olbermann describes his view on the show. "These are not literally the worst persons in the world." ... [TVNewser]

Dylan Ratigan on Complex 'Truth to Power' Mission - Posted May 3, 2010
MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan is funny and animated and has a lot of complex thoughts - one simple one being that he has zero plans to ever insult any fellow MSNBC host, especially not Keith Olbermann on air (he'... [FishbowlDC]

Olberman Off Air: 'Colonscopy Time! Yay!' - Posted April 22, 2010
And the news only gets more interesting. After MSNBC fill-in host Donny Deutsch was yanked from the 3 p.m. slot Wednesday after trashing host Keith Olbermann earlier in the week, word leaked that it was due to anger from MSNBC President Phil Griffin but also a "personal issue." Coincidentally, Olbermann also... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann's Potential Veto Seating Power at WHCA - Posted April 21, 2010
The White House Correspondents' Dinner could potentially get really uncomfortable next weekend at the MSNBC tables, particularly if hosts Keith Olbermann and Donny Deutsch are in the ... [FishbowlDC]

Deutsch Creating Bad Blood at MSNBC - Posted April 21, 2010
We're hearing that Donny Deutsch is on rocky terms this week with MSNBC because he put up Host Keith Olbermann's face when talking about the Tea Party Movement (which recently protested... [FishbowlDC]

Donny Deutsch Off the Air after Criticism of Keith Olbermann - Posted April 21, 2010
TVNewser has learned Donny Deutsch, who'd been filling in on the 3pmET hour this week on MSNBC, won't be anchoring for the rest of the week after a segment yesterday seemed to criticize his colleague ... [TVNewser]

'Is TV Starting a New Civil War?' - Posted April 16, 2010
"A generation ago, no matter how divided their politics, Americans got their news from the same source," writes TV Guide's Ileane Rudolph, in a story titled 'Is TV Starting a New Civil War?'. "The advent of politically partisan cable news networks changed the game." According to Rudolph, FNC's ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Calls out Former MSNBC Manager - Posted April 15, 2010
We missed this the other night, but MSNBC's Keith Olbermann (@keitholbermann) called out Orlando news director Steve Hyvonen who called a mandatory meeting of his newsroom staff at WKMG-TV. At the meeting, the employees were asked to anonymously submit names of... [TVNewser]

Who is Campbell Brown Hotter Than? - Posted April 9, 2010
After all the ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Apologizes to Local Newscaster in Viral Vid - Posted April 1, 2010
Keith Olbermann joked Tuesday night about a video that was making the internet rounds of Houston news anchor Melanie Lawson falling out of her chair. Then, last night on "Countdown," Olbermann apologized for the segment. "Melanie Lawson has multiple sclerosis, has used a cane for many years, and she still laughed... [TVNewser]

Q1 2010 Ratings: MSNBC Down Double Digits; Tops CNN in Prime - Posted March 30, 2010
MSNBC saw viewership decreases in Q1 compared to last year, but continued to outperform CNN in primetime and, for the first time, drew more viewers in the morning. Total day (Mon-Sun): 396K Total / 136K A25-54 Prime (Mon-Sun): 805K Total / 269K A25-54 For the first time ever, "Morning Joe" pulled into second place... [TVNewser]

Despite Olbermann Being Out, March is Best Month for 'Countdown' This Quarter - Posted March 30, 2010
As we reported, yesterday was Keith Olbermann's official return to MSNBC after being away for more than a month. And with the March ratings period now complete (it ended Sunday), Olbermann's substitute host, Lawrence O'Donnell... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Makes 'Countdown' Return Tonight - Posted March 29, 2010
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann will return to his duties anchoring "Countdown" tonight after missing nearly four weeks due to his father's illness and passing. Olbermann did appear for one night last week to ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Returns to 'Countdown' Tonight - Posted March 22, 2010
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann returns to his show, 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann', tonight for the first time since the death of his father. While he has been absent from the show, La... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann Returns to Countdown Tonight - Posted March 22, 2010
•After more than three weeks off the air dealing with the death of his father, Keith Olbermann returns to Countdown tonight on MSNBC. We're told he'll have a special comment on the passage of the health care reform bill in the House last night.... [TVNewser]

Memorial Service for Keith Olbermann's Father - Posted March 19, 2010
Last night's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" was an encore of Olbermann's hour-long Special Comment on health care. During that hour, Olbermann, who lost his father last Sunday, called for action on health care reform and asked viewers to donate to the National Association of Free Clinics. As a result, NAF... [TVNewser]

Whose Shoes: Revealed - Posted March 16, 2010
We received a variety of guesses today that ranged from MSNBC's Keith Olbermann to WaPo's Carl Bernstein. Two readers got it right when they wrote in Vanity Fair's Christopher Hitchens, the owner of these loafers.... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann's Father Passes Away - Posted March 13, 2010
Theodore Olbermann, father of MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann, died this afternoon after suffering complications from a surgery last year. Keith posted a tribute to his father at his ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Is Asked to Apologize to Floyd Abrams - Posted March 11, 2010
B&C reports that the First Amendment Advisory Council of the Media Institute has issued an open letter to MSNBC's Keith ... [TVNewser]

Interesting Evening Gets... - Posted March 8, 2010
•As we mentioned, Larry King will have documentary filmmaker Roger Ross Williams tonight and HLN's Joy Behar will have his Oscar interrupter, Elinor Burkett, tomorrow night. Also tonight, MSNBC will have Ken Starr on "Countdown" (... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart Takes on Chat Roulette Coverage - Posted March 5, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlLA]

TV News Anchors Play 'Chatroulette' with Jon Stewart - Posted March 5, 2010
In a pretty phenomenal segment from last night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart sets up a chatroulette account and bumps into a bunch of newsers on their webcams. I don't want to list them and ruin the gag, but it's definitely worth watching. Enjoy! (If you don't know what "chatroulette" is,... [TVNewser]

Cooper Ratings Crash - Posted March 3, 2010
D.C.'s Anderson Cooper fans should prepare themselves: CNN's "AC 360 host" appears to be attracting a professional malaise these days. On Monday NYT sparked speculation that the CNN host could be vying for CBS ... [FishbowlDC]

Clusterflake 2010 Grips TVNewsers - Posted February 26, 2010
It's another snow day here in New York City. We could see 20" in Central Park before it's all over tomorrow morning. So on the way in to the office this morning we made the midtown rounds to the TV news studios. First stop off the 1 train, the New York headquar... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 26, 2010
Quote of the Day "Keith Olbermann was supposed to be here with us tonight. He's not here for deeply personal reasons. Keith, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family." -- MSNBC "Hardball" Host Chris Matthews on a special health care edition of the show Thursday night. The previous night, Olbermann... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Off Tonight Following Last Evening's Special Comment - Posted February 25, 2010
Keith Olbermann will not co-host the special edition of "Countdown" on MSNBC tonight as previously announced. Instead, Chris Matthews will host a special "Hardball" with ... [TVNewser]

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]

Tea Partiers Challenge Olbermann's Special Comment - Posted February 23, 2010
The Dallas chapter of the Tea Party movement has put together this mashup of Keith Olbermann's special comment which questioned a perceived lack of diversity within the movement. They also invited Olbermann to this weekend's one year anniversary party of their chapter. ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Talks Tiger Woods, Evan Bayh on Letterman - Posted February 19, 2010
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann sat down with David Letterman on CBS to talk about the Friday Tiger Woods press conference as well as his take on the Tea Party movement. Letterman also asked about Sen. Evan Bayh, who recently announced he's not seeking re-election: "Doesn't that put an end to his... [TVNewser]

'Countdown' Helps Raise Funds for South Dakota Charity - Posted February 10, 2010
This week on "Countdown," MSNBC's Keith Olbermann highlighted the plight of Native Americans in three South Dakota reservations, some of whom are still without power or water following a bad winter storm two weeks ago. Last night, Olbermann pointed to ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann: 'The Show Isn't About to Be Cancelled' - Posted February 5, 2010
Keith Olbermann fired back again last night on "Countdown" against reports claiming his show is in trouble, including a Page Six article that asked "Has the countown begun for the end of 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann?'" Olbermann also accused Daily Finance of "cherry-picking" ratings data in ... [TVNewser]

January '10 Ratings: MSNBC Back to Third in Prime - Posted February 2, 2010
MSNBC dropped to third place in January in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. (The network had come in a distant second to Fox News for 2009 in younger viewers ahead of CNN and HLN). In daytime viewing the story was even worse. Between 9am-5pmET, MSNBC programs finished either 4th or... [TVNewser]

Krauthammer and Ailes on 'Underpants' Politics - Posted February 1, 2010
Here's the scenario: you're going on a Sunday morning talk show and among a variety of topics, you'll discuss the guy who had bomb material sewn into his underwear for a Christmas Day flight. So what terminology do you use? On Sunday columnist Cha... [FishbowlDC]

Primetime Coverage of Obama's Q&A - Posted January 29, 2010
If you missed today's Q&A between President Obama and Congressional Republicans in Baltimore, you'll have more opportunities to see it in primetime. MSNBC is airing a two-hour special with the full replay tonight at 8pmET titled "President's Question Time." It will be hosted by ... [TVNewser]

Shuster Comments Called 'Inappropriate' by MSNBC - Posted January 28, 2010
In response to remarks made on twitter this week by anchor David Shuster, a spokesperson for MSNBC tells Politico, "The comments were inappropriate. We have talked to David about... [TVNewser]

Maddow, Olbermann Lobbied to Air Haiti Telethon - Posted January 27, 2010
The NY Observer's Felix Gillette reports that MSNBC was not originally planning to air last Friday's Haiti telethon, but that internal lobbying from the two prime... [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]

MSNBC Prez to Staff: 'We Do Not Publicly Criticize Our Colleagues' - Posted January 23, 2010
In an internal memo to talent and EPs obtained by the Huffington Post, MSNBC president Phil Griffin asked his on-air talent not to criticize one another publicly. He acknowledged that the ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Responds to Jon Stewart's Special Comment on Him - Posted January 23, 2010
Last night's #1 story on "Countdown" was Keith Olbermann's response to this Special Comment by Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" Thursday night. In addition to a one-line comment to TVNewser ye... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart Calls Out Keith Olbermann's Name-Calling. Olbermann Responds - Posted January 22, 2010
Jon Stewart delivered his own special comment -- complete with multiple camera angles and multiple eyeglasses -- on Keith Olbermann's commentary of Massachusetts Sen.-elect Scott Brown. "You've ceded the high ground and now you wallow in the fe... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart Takes on Keith Olbermann - Posted January 22, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlLA]

Robert Gibbs Brings Damage Control to MSNBC - Posted January 21, 2010
The disconnect in messaging between what Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts means for health care reform, and what voters were actually trying to say was apparent within the lineup on MSNBC last night. Bracketed between former DNC chair Howard Dean and Hardball's ... [PRNewser]

Keith Olbermann: Scott Brown Is A Homophobic, Racist, Teabagging, Ex-Nude Model - Posted January 19, 2010
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann waded into the Massachusetts Senate race last night, going after the front-runner GOP candidate Scott Brown. ... [TVNewser]

Woman Up on "Anti-Earthquake" Movement - Posted January 19, 2010
It's way, way too early in the day for me to have downed an entire bottle of Woman Up, the feminist blog on the Politics Daily Web site. But the damage is done. I've already watched latest Woman Up's version of ABC's "The View" and "Steel Magnolias" all rolled into one... [FishbowlDC]

Earthquake in Haiti - Posted January 12, 2010
At 4:53pmET, a massive 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. CNN reported the news at 5:12pmET during the "Situation Room." Fox News' Uma Pemmaraju reported it at 5:29pmET during "Glenn Beck." MSNBC provided an update with the news at 5:37pmET during "Hardball." In the 7pmET hour, CNN and Fox News had... [TVNewser]

Lawndale Stinks and Brandon Rudat Follows Suit - Posted January 8, 2010
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Fake Huffington Post Twitter Account Targets Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow - Posted January 2, 2010
Twitter has suspended the @HuffPostNews account after a flurry of Tweets exclaiming "Conservatives rule!!!!!" and targeting "left-wing assholes." Individuals mentioned include Pres. Barack Obama and MSNBC commentators Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. Huffington Post spo... [TVNewser]

10 Media Blunders - Posted December 31, 2009
•Politico's Michael Calderone lists his top 10 media errors of 2009. Among the TV news "winners" are: CNN and the Coast Guard incident, Fox News' tea party ... [TVNewser]

What Are Your Top 5 Cable News Stories in 2009? - Posted December 23, 2009
•The season of year-end lists is just beginning and ICN has one for its top five cable news industry storylines of 2009, which includes CNN's primetime, FBN's decision to bring aboard Don Imus, MSNBC's dayside, ... [TVNewser]

7 Amusing Last-Minute TV News Christmas Gifts - Posted December 22, 2009
The "Atlanta Bling Tee" from CNN allows you to tell your friends, "I love to hit the club," and also: "I really enjoy CNN dayside programming!" $29.99 from the CNN store (available in "missy sizes") ... [TVNewser]

Lieberman Hate Fest: He's a "pinata" and a "senatorial prostitute" - Posted December 20, 2009
The media had a field day with Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) this week because of his controversial stance on the national health care reform bill. As reported on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday, ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Beat: Dan Rather on Dan Rather - Posted December 16, 2009
In part III of this week's Media Beat interview with Dan Rather, TVNewser columnist Gail Shister goes all name association with Rather getting his thoughts on Glenn Beck, Katie Couric and ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Takes on the 'Liberal Media' - Posted December 15, 2009
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Olbermann Names ABC News Correspondent 'Worst Person' - Posted December 10, 2009
It was an all-media WPITW list last night on MSNBC's "Countdown." Keith Olbermann awarded the bronze to "Fox & Friends" EP Lauren Petterson for defending this graphic, the silver to ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann, O'Reilly Agree on Some Things - Posted December 9, 2009
TVGuide has two interviews this week with two of the most popular (and opinionated) cable news hosts on television: one with FNC's Bill O'Reilly... [TVNewser]

USA Today/Weekend's Lorrie Lynch on the Market - Posted December 4, 2009
Founding editor of USA Today and 20 year vet of USA Weekend Lorrie Lynch is on the market after a 30 year career with Gannett. In an email to friends and colleagues to today, Lynch said: "I was laid off, along with most of my colleagues, as the company plans to... [FishbowlDC]

Richard Wolffe Leaving Public Strategies To Write Obama Book - Posted December 4, 2009
That was quick. After joining PR/lobbying firm Public Strategies in April, longtime Newsweek White House correspondent and MSNBC analyst Richard Wolffe is ... [PRNewser]

November '09 Ratings: MSNBC #2 in Prime - Posted December 2, 2009
MSNBC's opinion line-up is consistently besting CNN's programming between 6pm-11pmET in the A25-54 demo, though it remains far behind #1 Fox News. In primetime, the network averaged 825K Total Viewers, topping CNN's 741K, while Fox News tripled its nearest cable news competitor averaging 2.62M in November. "Countdown with Keith O... [TVNewser]

Plans for Obama's Afghanistan Address - Posted December 1, 2009
Tonight, all of the news networks -- broadcast and cable -- will be carrying President Obama's 8pmET address to the nation from West Point. Here are the coverage plans we have so far. Check out FishbowlDC's comprehensive list for more. ... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans: President Obama's Afghanistan Address Tonight - Posted December 1, 2009
President Obama will address the nation from West Point at 8pmET on his Afghanistan plans. TVNewser reported yesterday that all networks will carry Obama's primetime address. As far as we know so far, here's how the nets and cablers will cover... • CBS: Katie Couric will anchor CBS' live b... [FishbowlDC]

Where There is Opinion, There is Revenue - Posted November 16, 2009
In Brian Stelter's NYTimes profile of Rachel Maddow, which focuses on how the MSNBC host and her colleagues are ramping up their criticism of Pres. Obama, there is this conclusion about why opinion on a news channel is good business. MSNBC is projected to take in $365 million in... [TVNewser]

Hannity: 'Mr. Stewart, You Were Right, We Apologize' - Posted November 12, 2009
After being accused by "The Daily Show" of misrepresenting protest rally footage, Sean Hannity responded on his show directly to Jon Stewart last night and said, "It was an inadvertent mistake, b... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs Leaving CNN - Posted November 11, 2009
BREAKING: TVNewser has heard from multiple sources that Lou Dobbs will announce he is leaving CNN on his program tonight at 7pmET. A CNN spokesperson could not confirm nor deny that Dobbs would make an announcement about his future at C... [TVNewser]

Olbermann, Hannity Get Along at World Series - Posted November 5, 2009
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann blogged at MLB.com about his night at Yankee Stadium watching the NY Yankees win their 27th World Series Championship and posted a few photos from the game. This one is our favorite: ... [TVNewser]

Late Races, With Early-Ending - Posted November 4, 2009
With several surprises and late returns, yesterday's races delivered more drama than one would generally expect from an off-year election. Still, after the build up on the three cable news nets, some were disappointed with the extent of the coverage, especial... [TVNewser]

Larry King, Anderson Cooper Draw Lowest Ratings of '09 - Posted November 4, 2009
The night before the 2009 elections, CNN's prime time line-up continued their ratings troubles seen in October. On Monday night, Larry King and ... [TVNewser]

The Video Wall: O'Reilly, Olbermann, Sawyer, Berman - Posted November 3, 2009
> FNC's Bill O'Reilly discusses polarization in the news media with Bernie Goldberg. > MSNBC's Keith Olbermann responds to Campbell Brown's ... [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]

Bill George Apologizes for Olbermann Article - Posted October 30, 2009
Author, former Medtronic CEO, Harvard Business School professor, and blogger Bill George apologized for an article published on his site yesterday titled "Overzealous Pundits Like Keith Olbermann Are Killing All Chances Of Reform." Geo... [TVNewser]

Is Keith Olbermann Hurting America? - Posted October 29, 2009
Update: Bill George now apologizes and says he did not write the article excerpted below. Bill George, author, former Medtronic CEO, Harvard Business School professor, blogger, thinks Keith Olbermann is ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.29.09 - Posted October 29, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! What we know and what we're reading this Thursday morning... TV | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | AWARDS & EVENTS ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann 10pm Repeat Not Going Anywhere - Posted October 28, 2009
The AP's David Bauder reports that MSNBC is so pleased with the numbers that Keith Olbermann's 10pmET repeat is pulling, that the network is continu... [TVNewser]

Glenn Beck Is Voldemort? - Posted October 28, 2009
At a Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) referred to FNC's Glenn Beck as "He Who Shall Not Be Named," which is the nickname used for Voldemort, the villain in the Harry Potter series. She was discussing the recent focus on the White House policy "czars." ... [TVNewser]

October '09 Ratings: MSNBC Solidly #2 in Prime - Posted October 27, 2009
MSNBC is now solidly in second place in primetime, but still far behind #1 Fox News Channel. In weekday primetime, MSNBC averaged 830k Total Viewers and 252k in the A25-54 demo, out-rating CNN by 13% and 25% respectively. MSNBC's gap with Fox News, however, is 1.76 million Total Viewers and 440k in... [TVNewser]

The Video Wall: Grayson, Correction, O'Reilly, Animals - Posted October 22, 2009
> Rep. Alan Grayson says, "Fox News and their Republican collaborators are the enemy of America." > White House apparently emails MSNBC with a correction mid-broadcast. > Bill O'Reilly says the administration is "fighting harder against Fox News than the Taliban." He also criticized Rachel Maddow and ... [TVNewser]

Late Reading List 10.22.09 - Posted October 22, 2009
What we know and what we're reading this Thursday (besides "Goatee Gamble" and "Karaoke in the Capital")... TV | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | AWARDS & EVENTS TV Whoops! MSNBC's Contessa Brewer called Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton on... [FishbowlDC]

Maddow/Olbermann Invited to White House Chat with Obama, But Fox Isn't a News Organization? - Posted October 21, 2009
Here's a curious turn in the White House vs. Fox News fight. On Monday, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were among several people who attended an off-the-record briefing with Pres. Obama at the White House. Sources tell us other attendees at the two-and-a-half hour chat included ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Ad Touts MSNBC Supremacy - Posted October 20, 2009
On "Countdown" last night, Keith Olbermann aired a tongue-in-cheek ad claiming that "MSNBC Is the Undisputed* Leader in Cable News." The ad is based on the White House's claim that Fox News is "not a news organization." ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.19.09 - Posted October 19, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Monday mo... [FishbowlDC]

Bush Calls Olbermann, Maddow 'Sick Puppies' - Posted October 16, 2009
CBS News reports that, today in a radio interview, former President George H.W. Bush shared his opinion about the current tone of discourse in the country:... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.16.09 - Posted October 16, 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. Congrats to WUSA's ... [FishbowlDC]

A Shining Moment for Comedians and Student Journalists - Posted October 16, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlLA]

The Video Wall: Beck, Stewart, Ferguson, KATU - Posted October 15, 2009
> Glenn Beck doing impersonations of Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann. > Jon Stewart's take on coverage of the Baucus health care plan and Sen. Olym... [TVNewser]

Olbermann on Malkin: 'A Big Mashed-up Piece of Meat with Lipstick on It.' Malkin Responds - Posted October 14, 2009
Keith Olbermann went after conservative pundit Michelle Malkin last night saying her "knee jerk fascistic hatred" led to threats against an author who spoke at New Jersey elementary school the same day that ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Substitutes Anchors - Posted October 13, 2009
Three different MSNBC programs have had substitute anchors filling in over the past 24 hours. This morning, Chris Matthews, sporting a cap for his NLCS-bound Phillies, filled in for Dylan... [TVNewser]

The Video Wall: Miller, Smith, Kids, Olbermann... - Posted October 8, 2009
> Dennis Miller talks/criticizes CNN, MSNBC, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity on "The O'Reilly Factor" using 17 different metaphors. > FNC's Shepard Smith has ... [TVNewser]

Rep. Michele Bachmann Says MSNBC Hosts Are 'Stalkers,' One of them Responds - Posted October 8, 2009
On "The O'Reilly Factor" last night, Minnesota GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann talked about having "personal stalkers" alluding to certain, though unnamed, MSNBC anchors. O'Reilly: "Does it bother you that NBC News is using its cable arm to make your life difficult?" Bachmann: "You know, not really I grew up with three bothers and... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.08.09 - Posted October 8, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy (one-day-belated) 13th birthday to Fox News ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.07.09 - Posted October 7, 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. Yesterday's featured desk was ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker (Programming Edition): Grace, Squawk, Olbermann... - Posted October 6, 2009
> Tonight Nancy Grace speaks with Ronald Cummings, the father of missing Haleigh Cummings. This morning, Ronald filed for divorce from his 17-year-old wife of 7 months, Haleigh's stepmother, Misty. Haleigh, 6, has been missing since Feb. 10. Misty was the last person to see Haleigh.... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Viewing List: Fact-Checking SNL and More - Posted October 6, 2009
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Alleged Letterman Blackmailer Colleague of Olbermann - Posted October 6, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlLA]

Keith Olbermann on Joe Halderman: 'This is Exactly the Guy We Knew' - Posted October 4, 2009
On his MLB blog Baseball Nerd, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann writes about having known Joe Halderman, the CBS News producer arrested in an extortion plot against David Letterman. ... [TVNewser]

Former Newsweek Correspondent Turned PR Exec Richard Wolffe Returns to Countdown With Keith Olbermann - Posted October 2, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Richard Wolffe, the former N... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.02.09 - Posted October 2, 2009
Late night newspapers sales outside Five Guys in Georgetown. Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? ... [FishbowlDC]

"DC's Funniest Celeb": All Politics (and Jokes) Are Local - Posted October 1, 2009
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Tucker Max: America's Douche - Posted September 24, 2009
Tucker Max's much anticipated (cough) movie is coming out this week. First off, as we have suggested in the past - Tucker Max was your former FBLA editor, ... [FishbowlLA]

Newsers Make "Atlantic50" - Posted September 16, 2009
The Atlantic Wire, The Atlantic's latest opinion aggregator, has released a list of the "Atlantic50," made up of "the columnists and bloggers and broadcast pundits who shape the national debates" that the site will monitor. The ... [TVNewser]

Opinion Aggregator Atlantic Wire Launches - Posted September 16, 2009
Atlantic Consumer Media has launched a new stand alone site The Atlantic Wire, to aggregate some of the best opinions and debates on the Web. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Opinion Aggregator Atlantic Wire Launches - Posted September 16, 2009
Atlantic Consumer Media has launched a new stand alone site The Atlantic Wire, to aggregate some of the best opinions and debates on the Web. ... [FishbowlNY]

Olbermann's Studio Shift - Posted September 13, 2009
Some TVNewser readers wondered why Keith Olbermann hosted his Thursday show from MSNBC's main studio at 30 Rock instead of his usual perch above the "Today" show overlooking Rockefeller Plaza. TVNewser has learned there was a concert in the skating rink which MSNBC was not made aware ... [TVNewser]

OC Register Makes Worst Persons - Posted September 10, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlLA]

Columnist Archerd Dies|CBS Tries Bribing Blogger With $20 Gift Card|What Do New Yorkers Say They Like To Read On The Subway?|Daily Beast Hires 24-Year-Old Editor|Fallon Ends Olbermann-Beck Beef - Posted September 9, 2009
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Columnist Archerd Dies|CBS Tries Bribing Blogger With $20 Gift Card|What Do New Yorkers Say They Like To Read On The Subway?|Daily Beast Hires 24-Year-Old Editor|Fallon Ends Olbermann-Beck Beef - Posted September 9, 2009
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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]

Olbermann: 'Send Me Everything You Can Find About Glenn Beck' - Posted September 7, 2009
It appears Keith Olbermann is arming himself for an all out cable war with Glenn Beck. And he's asking his Daily Kos readers for help. Find everything you can about Glenn Beck, Stu Burgu... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Deconstructs Beck's Building Tour - Posted September 3, 2009
Tonight, after defending him in WPITW, Keith Olbermann made Glenn Beck his number one story, deconstructing a ... [TVNewser]

David Cross Gets Literary Support from Keith Olbermann - Posted August 31, 2009
Earlier this year, it seemed like publishers inked book deals with comedians on a daily basis. David Cross, the star of ... [GalleyCat]

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

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

Kennedy Memorial: Friday Night Special - Posted August 28, 2009
Here's a quick rundown of the special programming this evening for Sen. Edward Kennedy's "Celebration of Life Memorial Service": Beginning at 7pmET, Campbell Brown... [TVNewser]

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]

Bill O'Reilly on NBC: 'Pinhead Doesn't Begin to Cover It' - Posted August 26, 2009
Here we go. Tonight at the end of his show, Bill O'Reilly put NBC & MSNBC in his Pinheads category after Keith Olbermann put O'Reilly in "Best Persons" last night. Yes, best persons, calling him "factually challenged." ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly: Does Pres. Obama Hate 'All Powerful' Fox News? - Posted August 25, 2009
O'Reilly Factor producer Jesse Watters is on Martha's Vineyard covering Pres. Obama's vacation. At a White House briefing yesterday, Watters asked Obama spokesman Bill Burton why the administration seemed to be "so thin-skinned with regards to Fox News?" Burton didn't "accept the premise" of the question from Watters, an O'Reil... [TVNewser]

Andrew Malcolm 'Throws FBLA a Bone' - Posted August 24, 2009
LA Times' Andrew Malcolm is in a feud with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. We tried to reach Malcolm for comment and instead just ... [FishbowlLA]

Andrew Malcolm Vs. Keith Olbermann - Posted August 24, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlLA]

Olbermann WPITW: Talks Ratings, Rips LA Times - Posted August 23, 2009
In Friday's WPITW, Keith Olbermann slammed the LA Times and writer Andrew Malcolm. We noted on Friday that the LA Times had issued a correction for its TV schedule which had listed the show "Jackass" in... [TVNewser]

LA Times Corrects Olbermann TV Listing - Posted August 21, 2009
Top of the Ticket points out this correction that had to be published today in the LA Times print edition (remember those?) regarding Keith Olbermann's show. Here is the full text of the correction as it appeared on ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Repeats at 10p & 11p Top CNN - Posted August 18, 2009
It was a good week for the second showings of MSNBC's two primetime opinion programs. Last week, MSNBC's repeats of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" and "The Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

On The Menu: A Former Fishbowl-er Takes On J-School - Posted August 13, 2009
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On The Menu: A Former Fishbowl-er Takes On J-School - Posted August 13, 2009
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O'Reilly Asks if White House is at War with FNC; Olbermann says O'Reilly Should Be Fired - Posted August 12, 2009
So here's where we stand on day 10 of the non-truce: On his show tonight Bill O'Reilly went after the White House asking, "Has the Obama administration declared war with Fox News?" due in part because, "CNN and MSNBC generally support Pres. Obama especially in the healthcare ar... [TVNewser]

Critic Answers Olbermann's Response - Posted August 12, 2009
Today's mediabistro.com Daily Newsfeed Update features an article from Daily Finance's Jonathan Berr who answers the response Keith Olbermann ... [TVNewser]

Campbell on her Competitors: "They are at War" - Posted August 11, 2009
While Bill O'Reilly went full-bore on GE tonight, Keith Olbermann kept on O'Reilly, putting him on the "worst persons" list for the 1,254,757th time (or something like that). Meanwhile CNN's 8pmET anchor, Campbell Brown jumped into the fray... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.11.09 - Posted August 11, 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. Check out Washington Examiner Yeas & ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann's Special Comment on Town Hall Scare Tactics - Posted August 10, 2009
Meanwhile, over on MSNBC at 8pm, Keith Olbermann delivered a special comment on the healthcare debate, specifically the "orgy of fantasized violence and imagined revolution whose fires have been stoked for weeks, for months, for years by conservatives." Part one was saved exclusively for Sarah Palin. Part two, below, included... [TVNewser]

Media Rivals Meet|Preliminary Mag Newsstand Sales Numbers Roll In|Another Look At Olbermann-O'Reilly Truce|Dan Rather Calls For Pres Commission On Media - Posted August 10, 2009
TVNewser: Media rivals met at Columbia Un... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Media Rivals Meet|Preliminary Mag Newsstand Sales Numbers Roll In|Another Look At Olbermann-O'Reilly Truce|Dan Rather Calls For Pres Commission On Media - Posted August 10, 2009
TVNewser: Media rivals met at Columbia Un... [FishbowlNY]

Group Calls on GE to Take Pressure off Olbermann. What Pressure? Asks Olbermann - Posted August 10, 2009
While questions remain about the future of the so-called "cease-fire" between MSNBC and FNC, the events of the past two weeks have left GE taking plenty of criticism. Media watchdog FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) are now calling on GE to take the supposed pressure off of ... [TVNewser]

And as for That Other Feud - Dobbs on Olbermann: "He's Not Man Enough to Take Me On" - Posted August 8, 2009
Lou Dobbs went off on Keith Olbermann again on his radio show Friday, after saying earlier in the week he was done talking about the MSNBC host. "He is desperately in need of a recalibration of his medication," said Dobbs of Olbermann. And, like Bill O'Reilly... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.07.09 - Posted August 7, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting li... [FishbowlDC]

Keith Olbermann Getting it from All Sides - Posted August 6, 2009
Even though he didn't mention him by name -- he would never mention him by name -- Bill O'Reilly's blasting of GE chairman Jeff Immelt last night was, by corporate and competitive extension, a shot at ... [TVNewser]

Wolffe Shopping Second Obama Book - Posted August 5, 2009
Richard Wolffe is looking to publish a second book on President Obama, a "fly-on-the-wall" glimpse into his presidency tentatively entitled, "30 Days: A Portrait of the White House at Work." The book would follow Wolffe's recent "Renegade: The Making of a President." According to The New Republic, Wolffe's I... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann Names Stelter, O'Reilly & Murdoch The Worst|Andersen Blogs At Time.com|The Cheapest & Most Expensive Mags|Time Warner Gets Ready To Dump AOL|Cronkite Myths: Debunked - Posted August 4, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Olbermann Names Stelter, O'Reilly & Murdoch The Worst|Andersen Blogs At Time.com|The Cheapest & Most Expensive Mags|Time Warner Gets Ready To Dump AOL|Cronkite Myths: Debunked - Posted August 4, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlNY]

Wolffe Won't Appear on Countdown until Corporate Job Is Clarified - Posted August 4, 2009
While the response to Keith Olbermann's recent DailyKos diary entry focused on the MSNBC-FNC "truce," Olbermann also stated that political commentator/corporate stra... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Responds to Salon Piece on Wolffe's MSNBC Guest-Hosting Stint: "He Will Not Be Appearing With Us" - Posted August 3, 2009
As we told you earlier, Salon's Glenn Greenwald raised some red flags about Public Strategies, Inc.'s Richard Wolffe guest-hosting MSNBC programming, saying: "Having Richard Wolffe host an MSNBC program -- or serving as an almost daily "political ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann Mocks FNC; O'Reilly Silent - Posted August 3, 2009
After all the discussion and re... [TVNewser]

MSNBC President Meets with Olbermann Staff to Discuss Cease-Fire - Posted August 3, 2009
First on TVNewser: Earlier this afternoon, MSNBC president Phil Griffin met with the staff of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" to discuss the ... [TVNewser]

Bill & Keith: Olbermann Responds on DailyKos - Posted August 3, 2009
Following Brian Stelter's Staurday front-page NYTimes story on the calming of the Bill O'Reilly vs. Keith Olbermann storyline, Olbermann responded on the Daily Kos. Alls I Can Say: ...(and if this ... [TVNewser]

Menu: DJ And Woodstock Chronicler Pete Fornatale Talks Tim Russert, Rubbernecking & "House Hippies" - Posted August 3, 2009
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Menu: DJ And Woodstock Chronicler Pete Fornatale Talks Tim Russert, Rubbernecking & "House Hippies" - Posted August 3, 2009
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Bill & Keith: Is It True? Will It Last? - Posted August 2, 2009
Some weekend write-ups on Friday's stories on the News Corp. / GE meeting meant to diffuse the Bill O'Reilly - Keith Olbermann feud. • Kansas City Star's Aaron Barnhart: "... [TVNewser]

Hearst Tries New Ads On Newspaper Sites|Clear Channel Turns Down Palin Radio Show|Olbermann-O'Reilly Fued Squashed By Execs|WaPo Posts Profit - Posted August 1, 2009
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Hearst Tries New Ads On Newspaper Sites|Clear Channel Turns Down Palin Radio Show|Olbermann-O'Reilly Fued Squashed By Execs|WaPo Posts Profit - Posted August 1, 2009
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July Ratings: MSNBC Fourth in Total Day - Posted July 28, 2009
While the Michael Jackson news was a boon for CNN and HLN, it came at the expense of MSNBC, in both daytime and primetime. MSNBC slipped to fourth place in total day A25-54 demo viewers. The network's most popular show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, is down 11% year-over-year; second in Total Viewers,... [TVNewser]

Howard Dean to Fill in on Countdown - Posted July 27, 2009
Tomorrow and Wednesday, former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean will guest host Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Expect a lot of health care talk as Dean ... [TVNewser]

Howard Dean To Guest Host MSNBC's Countdown - Posted July 27, 2009
Former Vermont governor, former presidential candidate, Democratic National Committee chairman, author, CNBC contributor, and now guest MSNBC host... Howard Dean's keeping busy. He'll guest host Countdown with Keith Olbermann this Tuesday and Wednesday. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.27.09 - Posted July 27, 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. From yesterday's ... [FishbowlDC]

The P.M. Ticker: Claman, Casone, Wolffe, Kosisky - Posted July 24, 2009
> It makes TVNewser tired just thinking about it, but FBN's Liz Claman and Cheryl Casone are scheduled to compete in this Sunday's NYC Triathlon. It'll be the first triathlon for both women. ... [TVNewser]

Cable News Giving Rebirth to an Old Obama Theory - Posted July 22, 2009
Earlier, we wrote about Lou Dobbs and his radio coverage of the so-called "birther" movement which was kicked in to high gear this week due in part to this video from a town hall meeting held by Rep. Mike Castle, R-Delaware, on June 30. ... [TVNewser]

Stephen Colbert Takes on Keith Olbermann - Posted July 16, 2009
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspan=&#... [FishbowlLA]

Andrew Blankstein on Countdown - Posted June 26, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlLA]

A Booking Battle ... Over Joe Scarborough? - Posted June 26, 2009
For the second time this week, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has apparently gotten in deep with his NBC colleagues. Page Six has an item about how Scarborough was all set to ap... [TVNewser]

Michael Jackson 1958-2009: TV News Notes - Posted June 25, 2009
• ABC News will present a special "20/20" tonight at 9pmET/PT. "The Life and Death of Michael Jackson" will be anchored by Barbara Walters and Martin Bashir. Walters will then anchor the 10pm special on the life of Farrah Fawcett. &bu... [TVNewser]

Bill Maher Explains His Criticism Of President Obama On "Countdown" - Posted June 16, 2009
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Remembering Russert: DC And Beyond Reflect - Posted June 15, 2009
This past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the death of Tim Russert. The journalism icon was remembered this weekend throughout DC and beyond- with tributes in his hometown newspaper, The Buffalo News, on NBC by his former colleagues, and also by his former competitors. "Meet the Press" anchor David Gregory... [FishbowlDC]

Joe Scarborough: "Would You Ask a Liberal the Same Question?" - Posted June 7, 2009
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough does a Q&A with The New York Times Magazine for his new book "The Last Best Hope". Deborah Solomon also wants to know about his relationship with his colleagues. What about that spat with ... [TVNewser]

"Worse Person" Fires Back at Keith Olbermann - Posted June 4, 2009
The Detroit News obtained a letter sent to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann by a man who made his "Worst Persons" list. ... [TVNewser]

May Ratings: MSNBC Tops CNN Again in Prime Time - Posted June 2, 2009
For the third consecutive month, MSNBC beat CNN in the prime time A25-54 demo in May, while finishing ahead of CNN for the second time in three months in Total Viewers. FNC finished first. Hardball with Chris Matthews topped CNN at 7pmET in both Total Viewers and the demo for 2nd place.... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Responds to George Tiller Murder - Posted June 1, 2009
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly began his show tonight with a Talking Points Commentary on the George Tiller murder, specifically those who've blamed him for the crime. "Clear-thinking Americans... [TVNewser]

Rush Here, There, Almost Everywhere - Posted May 29, 2009
Rush Limbaugh was mentioned 39 times yesterday on MSNBC. I know, this keeping track thing is getting old. But we raise the issue today, because while Rush was being criticized during a segment on Keith Olberm... [TVNewser]

Was Mancow's Waterboarding Staged? - Posted May 29, 2009
Gawker has an extensive look into the Erich "Mancow" Muller waterboarding that took place one week ago today. Based on an email exchange forwarded by a source to Gawker, there are questions about whether Mancow's waterboarding was the real thing. Here is one of the emails sent by Muller'... [TVNewser]

Mancow Appears on Olbermann To Talk Waterboarding, Hannity - Posted May 27, 2009
In what would be seen as a surprise booking this time last week, Erich "Mancow" Muller appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night to discuss ... [TVNewser]

Bill Maher Responds to Sean Hannity - Posted May 26, 2009
You may have been memorializing on Sunday (or just on the beach) so here's your Reliable Sources update: Howard Kurtz led a panel discussion on cable news's prime time partisanship. "President Obama is routinely bashed on Fox News Channel and just as routinely defended on ... [TVNewser]

Around the mb Blogs: Saberi Home, White House Snub, Mancow Waterboarded - Posted May 22, 2009
• FishbowlDC: Roxana Saberi Back in the "Land of the Free" • PRNewser: Poll - What Do You Think About the Press Pool Being Left Out Of Coverage? • FishbowlLA: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 05.21.09 - Posted May 21, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann Edges O'Reilly...Online - Posted May 19, 2009
According to Hitwise, the Websites of four news programs cracked the top 10 of most visited cable shows last week. When children's programs are excluded, Lou Dobbs' CNN.com page was 7th, Keith Olbermann's msnbc.com page was 8th, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

CNN, Fox News, HLN, Carry Obama Notre Dame Address. MSNBC Does Not - Posted May 18, 2009
It was the kind of story that was made for cable news, involving religion, passionate debate, one of the most divisive issues in the nation, and at center of it all, the President of the United States. But only two of the three ca... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann on "Sleazy Gossip." Dan Abrams Responds - Posted May 15, 2009
On his show last night, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann responded to a story on CityFile.com, about his previously unexplained absence for several nights in late April. CityFile's story, picked up on a variety of oth... [TVNewser]

Roberta McCain Weighs in on Rush, Olbermann - Posted May 14, 2009
Sen. John McCain's 97-year-old mother, Roberta McCain, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last nigh... [TVNewser]

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

Olbermann's Girlfriend Katy Tur Joins The Weather Channel - Posted May 11, 2009
An anonymous tipster wrote this weekend that Katy Tur, girlfriend of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, "is now chasing tornadoes as part of The Weather Channel's Vortex2 team." Weather Channel meteorol... [TVNewser]

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]

FoxNews.com Posts an MSNBC Clip - Posted May 8, 2009
WebNewser has the story of how a FoxNews.com video of a two-week old Countdown with Keith Olbermann clip is getting major play right now at TheFoxNation... ... [TVNewser]

FoxNews.com Now Cutting Own MSNBC Clips - Posted May 8, 2009
We've written about TheFoxNation.com before — including its indiscriminate use of CNN.com clips. But now it appears it's found a way to avoid using other network's video altogether — cut them as a FoxNews.com clip. On the front page of TheFoxNation right now is the headline: "NBC News: New Low! Tell Us What... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Will Ratigan's Show Be "News" or "Opinion"? - Posted May 7, 2009
New host of MSNBC's 9-11amET program Dylan Ratigan made his first appearance as an MSNBC host last night on Countdown with ... [TVNewser]

Covering the : From CNN's "Mess" to "Ravishing Rachel Maddow" - Posted April 30, 2009
WaPo's Tom Shales on last night's coverage of Pres. Obama's third prime time news conference since taking office: ABC ran little poll questions and news squibs at the bottom of the screen. That was just video gingerbread, and wildly unnecessary at that. And on CNN's "National Report Card" Shales writes, "Graphically sp... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Doesn't Think Hannity "Has The Courage To Even Respond To This" - Posted April 29, 2009
When Sean Hannity told Charles Grodin he would get waterboarded for charity ... [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]

Matthews on Specter Switch: "Had No Idea" - Posted April 29, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Hardball's Chris Matthews... [FishbowlDC]

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

Matthews to Olbermann: "I Love Being Your Lead-in, Bro" - Posted April 29, 2009
Hardball anchor Chris Matthews appeared as the first guest last night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss Sen. ... [TVNewser]

April Ratings: MSNBC Tops CNN in Primetime Demo Again - Posted April 28, 2009
MSNBC topped CNN the A25-54 demo during prime time (8p-11p, M-F) finishing second for the month behind FNC. Compared to last year, MSNBC is up 44% in Total Viewers and up 18% in the demo during prime. Countdown with Keith Olbermann finished ahead of "No Bias, No Bull" at 8pmET by 89%... [TVNewser]

April Ratings: HLN's Grace Tops Olbermann in Demo - Posted April 28, 2009
HLN's Nancy Grace topped MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann at both 8pmET (411K vs. 384K) and at 10pmET (275K vs. 225K) in the A25-54 demo. For its first run at 8pm Grace was up 103% in the demo and up 88% in Total Viewers — the most growth of any cable... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.27.09 - Posted April 27, 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. Its day 98 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann Takes Hannity Up on Waterboarding Charity Challenge - Posted April 24, 2009
Sean Hannity, the ball is in your court. Last night on Countdown, Keith Olbermann took the FNC host up on his offer, made Wednesday on "Hannity" in a discussion with ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC, CNBC Hot Topic at GE Shareholder Meeting - Posted April 22, 2009
THR's Paul Bond reports things got "testy" at today's GE shareholder meeting. When it came time for shareholders to question CEO Jeff Immelt many wanted to ask about MSNBC and CNBC. First up was a woman asking about a reported meeting in which Immelt and NBC Uni CEO ... [TVNewser]

Where Else is Keith Olbermann Blogging? - Posted April 22, 2009
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann can be found on the Web at his Daily Kos blog (but not at a Twitter feed). Now he's blogging (and sharing personal pictures) somewhere else — WebNewser ... [TVNewser]

"Baseball Nerd" Olbermann Blogging on MLB.com - Posted April 22, 2009
Before he became the top-rated host on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann was a sports guy — one half of arguably the most famous SportsCenter duo ever with Dan Patrick. Now the Countdo... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Morning Reading List 04.22.09 - Posted April 22, 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. Its day 93 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: CBS, FNC, MSNBC... - Posted April 21, 2009
> 48 Hours Mystery was Saturday night's #1 program in households (5.0 rating / 9 share) and Total Viewers (7.26m). Compared to the same week last year, the CBS News magazine is up 25% in households. The show featured the unsolved murder of Air Force Col. Philip Michael Shue. > Part... [TVNewser]

"NBC News Team" Tops TV Week's "10 Most Powerful" - Posted April 20, 2009
For the 2nd year in a row, NBC News president Steve Capus occupies the #1 spot in TV Week's "10 Most Powerful in TV News" list. This time he's joined at the top by ... [TVNewser]

Scarborough Knocks "Childish Sexual Jokes" Made By "People on Networks" - Posted April 16, 2009
Within the first 15 minutes of Morning Joe, yesterday's tea parties were the hot topic, especially how the media covered them. "The larger point is that anyone who gets actively involved in government, no matter what, if they're out there, you say that's a good thing," said ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.16.09 - Posted April 16, 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. Its day 87 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Goldberg to Hannity: "The Right Has To Stop Behaving Like The Left Used To Behave With George Bush" - Posted April 15, 2009
Tonight Sean Hannity will be in Atlanta with Newt Gingrich, ... [TVNewser]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted April 14, 2009
What we almost missed to... [FishbowlDC]

David Shuster Takes Tea Bagging to a Whole New Level - Posted April 14, 2009
MSNBC's David Shuster, filling in for Keith Olbermann who took the night off to attend the Mets home opener last night, took tea bagging to a whole new level on Countdown last night. All the innuendo that's fit to print. No, actually more. Take a listen... ... [TVNewser]

Alec Baldwin Clarifies Olbermann, Maddow Remarks - Posted April 14, 2009
In what is both a clarification of an earlier post and a laceration of AOL's home page, ("the garbage barge of the internet,") ... [TVNewser]

"Countdown with Keith Olbermann" Sorkinized? - Posted April 10, 2009
In an Entertainment Weekly story urging Aaron Sorkin back to television, Lynette Rice float... [TVNewser]

Frei: From The "Stiff Upper Lip" To "A Quivering Lower Lip" - Posted April 9, 2009
BBC World News America anchor Matt Frei is a European in D.C. — and from this perspective he weighs in on the Emo-anchor rise in ... [TVNewser]

Rich Lowry: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted April 9, 2009
Say hello to Rich Lowry- don't call him Richard- co-author of "Banqo's Ghost" with ... [FishbowlDC]

Extra Ed Tonight - Posted April 9, 2009
MSNBC is going to be airing The Ed Show twice tonight - at 6pmET and in Countdown's normal spot of 8pmET. An MSNBC insider tells us the 8pm edition will have a live first block with the remainder being the 6pm version. "This allows us the opportunity to expose Ed's show... [TVNewser]

The Fake Head of NBC Has Some Thoughts on MSNBC - Posted April 8, 2009
Frequent Huffington Post contributor Alec Baldwin wrote a post today about "why we need the New York Times." But within the column - a critique of two MSNBC pr... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Pays Tribute to His Mother - Posted April 7, 2009
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann spent his final segment last night paying tribute to his mother, Marie Olbermann, who passed away Saturday night after a very short battle with cancer. Mrs. Olbermann, a lifelong baseball fan, was famous in her own right because of an errant throw from former New York Yankee second baseman... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann A Shameless Mama's Boy - Posted April 7, 2009
Last night, Keith Olbermann included on his show a moving tribute to his recently deceased mother. <p style="font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;"... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List 04.02.09 - Posted April 2, 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. Its day 73 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Changes At MSNBC - Posted April 1, 2009
Ed Schultz will now host MSNBC's 6pm hour, David Shuster with Tamron Hall will take over 3-5pm and Norah O'Donnell will move to the morning-- more details on that... [FishbowlDC]

Ed Schultz to Host MSNBC's 6pmET Hour - Posted April 1, 2009
While it's status quo for the 10pmET hour on MSNBC, Ed Schultz will take over the 6pmET slot currently hosted by MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.01.09 - Posted March 31, 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. Its day 72 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

O'Reilly Appears on GMA, Olbermann Ombuds - Posted March 31, 2009
Bill O'Reilly continued his "100 months on top of cable news" media tour today on Good Morning America and he'll be on Letterman tonight. In the interview with ... [TVNewser]

Exclusive: Cenk Uygur Reacts to MSNBC Calling Off Their Search for a 10PM Show - Posted March 31, 2009
MSNBC has decided not to find another show for the 10PM time slot. Our sister site, TVNewser talked to Keith Olbermann about the announcement: The fact that the 10pm replay is more... [FishbowlLA]

MSNBC 10pm Plans on Hold...For Now - Posted March 31, 2009
The AP's David Bauder reports MSNBC has shelved plans for a new 10pmET show to follow Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow.... [TVNewser]

Olbermann, Orman Win GLAAD Awards - Posted March 30, 2009
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and CNBC's Suze Orman were two of the winners at Saturday night's GLAAD Awards in New York City. Olbermann won for "Outstanding TV Journalism Segment" for ... [TVNewser]

So Who Operates That Olbermann Twitter Account? It's Complicated - Posted March 27, 2009
We're getting closer to solving the mystery of who set up a Twitter account in Keith Olbermann's name. Last Friday, Olbermann named Twitter 'Worst Person in the World' for allowing an account to be set up in his name. "I found out today that I have 13,900-some odd followers on Twitter," Olbermann... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted March 26, 2009
In President Obama's inaugural Tweet since taking office, he asked for questions on the economy for today's web town hall. The President had not updated his Twitter account since January 19th. MSNBC's Chris Matthews... [FishbowlDC]

O'Reilly Attacks Zucker, Ambushee To Guest On Olbermann - Posted March 24, 2009
Bill O'Reilly spent his "Back of the Book" segment last night playing clips of the Amanda Terkel ambush and addressing the controversy that came from his Alexa Foundation appearance. Sh... [TVNewser]

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]

Cowboy Schieffer's An AnchorMAN - Posted March 24, 2009
Have you ever watched Face the Nation and thought to yourself, "God he's manly..." Well someone out there has. CBS' Bob Schieffer is ... [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]

Morning Reading List 03.24.09 - Posted March 24, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 64 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Beck Talks Tim Russert: "If You Miss Him, You Should Become Him" - Posted March 23, 2009
Glenn Beck began his program tonight with a lengthy, wide-ranging "The One Thing" segment about his entire political philosophy, the media, recent criticism and more. He responded to MSNBC's Keith Olberm... [TVNewser]

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup - Posted March 23, 2009
Keith Olbermann discovers that he's got a Twitter impostor- WebNewser Visual design lead ... [FishbowlLA]

O'Reilly Writes About Bush/Cheney "Horror Stories," MSNBC - Posted March 23, 2009
In an op-ed over the weekend in the Boston Herald, FNC's Bill O'Reilly "predict[s] some future headlines" to come "from the left about alleged Bush-Cheney atrocit... [TVNewser]

Maher and Olbermann Talk Beck, Cornell - Posted March 21, 2009
Keith Olbermann appeared last night on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher as the second guest and later as a member of the panel. The conversation began with Cornell University (both are alumni) and the origin of their political beliefs. Maher also asked Olbermann why he continues to use the "Mission... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Names Twitter Worst Person in the World - Posted March 21, 2009
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann found out the hard way that he's on Twitter. But he's not really on Twitter. And what until you find out who signed him up.... .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks a {text-decoration:none !important; border-bottom: 1px dotted #999 !important;... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted March 20, 2009
What we almost missed today... The Hollywood Reporter says networks are reluctant to shuffle their primetime shows for President Obama's address next Tuesday evening. "Fulfilling their scheduling civic duty is starting to seem increasingly cumbersome to broadcasters, however. Between a struggling economy and ratings sagging in midseason, every interruption costs networks advertising... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann Talks Rush, AIG on Leno - Posted March 19, 2009
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann was a guest last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The majority of the interview revolved around the financial crisis — AIG and ... [TVNewser]

Program Notes: Obama, Hannity, Brokaw, Olbermann... - Posted March 18, 2009
• CNN's The Situation Room (7pmET): CNN will extend The Situation Room for an hour beginning at 7pmET and cover President Obama's town hall meeting in California live. "Campbell Brown: No Bias. No Bull." begins at 8pmET. Also — MSNBC's Hardball will be live at 7pmET for the town hall. • FNC's... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Gets Real Time (Alone) With Maher - Posted March 17, 2009
Those looking for potential fireworks when MSNBC's Keith Olbermann is a guest Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher may be disappointed. TVNewser has learned Olbermann's segment will be the second interview, and he will not appear on the panel which this week is made up of Independent Sen. ... [TVNewser]

Letterman on Maddow: "You're Tremendous At This Job" - Posted March 17, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow continued her late night tour on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman... [TVNewser]

As Cable News Viewership Grows it Becomes "Even More Ideologically Polarized" - Posted March 16, 2009
A snapshot of the PEJ analysis of the state of Cable News in 2008. There is much more information here. • CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all gained viewers, were projected to see record profits, and expected to increase spending on newsgathering and bureaus around the world. • The talk show format that... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Addresses Decision Not to Cover Cramer/Stewart Interview - Posted March 14, 2009
The most-commented post currently on The Daily Kos' front-page "Recommended Diaries" list is a story titled: "Moment of Truth for Keith and Rachel coming up tonight with Update." Within the thread, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann has left six comments, ... [TVNewser]

Did O'Reilly Help Sink GE's Stock? - Posted March 11, 2009
Paul Bond of The Hollywood Reporter asks: "Could O'Reilly have been a factor in GE's stock becoming a dim bulb?" While MSNBC ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.11.09 - Posted March 11, 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 below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Get A Room! - Posted February 27, 2009
Keith Olbermann and Michael Calderone are now boys... After naming him "worse" of Countdown's "Worst Persons in the World," Calderone has redeemed himself with Olbermann, making his "Best Persons in the World" top three last night. For the count, that's two bronze medals in Calderone's collection. .msnbcLinks {fon... [FishbowlDC]

What Will Roland Martin Mean For "No Bias, No Bull"? - Posted February 26, 2009
Yesterday we reported CNN political contributor Roland Martin will be filling in for eight weeks while ... [TVNewser]

The "Oh God" Response, and Reaction - Posted February 26, 2009
As we reported yesterday, Chris Matthews addressed the "oh God" comment during Hardball last night. See what he said, and some reaction below:... [TVNewser]

He Was Such a Nice Boy Until... - Posted February 26, 2009
He was named one of Countdown's "Worst Persons in the World." Politico's Michael Calderone got on Keith Olbermann's radar for "falsely reporting" that it was Olbermann who uttered "oh God" on MSNBC Tuesday night as Gov. Bobby Jindal came to the mic for the Republican response, when it was in fact... [FishbowlDC]

February Ratings: Program Ranker - Posted February 25, 2009
Fox News had the top six cable news programs during February '09 in Total Viewers, and nine of the top 10. The O'Reilly Factor was once again 1st. CNN's Larry King Live was the only non-FNC program to make the top 10, in 7th. MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann was 11th. In... [TVNewser]

And Now a Lesson in Why Mics Are Turned Off... - Posted February 25, 2009
From TVNewser: As Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal approached the camera to deliver the GOP response to Pres. Obama last night, someone on the MSNBC set whispered "Oh God." But the whisper was loud enough to be heard by anyone who was watching MSNBC. TVNewser has learned Hardball host Chris Matt... [FishbowlDC]

"Oh God" Heard From MSNBC Set As Gov. Jindal Appears for GOP Response - Posted February 25, 2009
As Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal approached the camera to deliver the GOP response to Pres. Obama last night, someone on the MSNBC set whispered "Oh God." But the whisper was loud enough to be heard by anyone who was watching MSNBC. TVNewser has learned Hardball host Chris Matthews was the anchor who... [TVNewser]

February Ratings: MSNBC's Best February Yet - Posted February 24, 2009
In weekday prime time (8-11pmET M-F), MSNBC was up 31% in Total Viewers and up 4% in the A25-54 demo. In total day (6a-6a), MSNBC was up 17% in Total Viewers and up 7% in the demo. "Morning Joe" continues to be the fastest growing morning cable news show — up... [TVNewser]

February Ratings: HLN Shows Most Growth - Posted February 24, 2009
For the third month in a row, HLN had the largest year-to-year gains of any cable news network in prime time, in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. In prime time (8-11pm Mon-Sun) HLN grew 56% in Total Viewers and 62% in the demo. At 8pm Nancy Grace beat MSNBC's Countdown... [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]

Weigh-In: Seder vs. The Young Turks - Posted February 19, 2009
The LAT ran a story about an open programming slot on MSNBC (we'd argue it's the entire weekend line-up - hello Locked Up? - but no one asked us). From Matea Gold's piece: The grass-roots campaigns were triggered by the news that the cable channel is contemplating creating a new show... [FishbowlLA]

McCaughey Demands Correction, Apology from Olbermann - Posted February 18, 2009
Former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey has responded to MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann's accusations against her calling them "factual errors" and she's demanding an apology. ... [TVNewser]

"Screw-ups" and "Missing the Point": Kurtz on Competitors - Posted February 17, 2009
Howard Kurtz called out two mistakes made by FNC and MSNBC last week on his CNN program Sunday. For FNC it was the graphics taken from a Republican press release. "You should be apologizing for using partisan propaganda from the GOP without telling your viewers w... [TVNewser]

The McCaughey-Olbermann Volley - Posted February 16, 2009
Former New York Lt. Gov Betsy McCaughey, the ball is in your court. Tonight, Keith Olbermann named McCaughey the "worse" person in the world. This goes back to last week (... [TVNewser]

Fmr. NY Lt. Gov. To Olbermann: "Do You Have the Backbone (and the Facts) to Debate Me?" - Posted February 14, 2009
Former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey is challenging Keith Olbermann to a debate after he called her a shill for Big Pharma: If Keith Olbermann of MSNBC could defend the health provisions slipped into the stimulus bill on their merits, he wouldn't be resorting to personal attacks on me. Olbermann calls... [TVNewser]

Just The Fat Facts, Keith. Olbermann to Issue Murdoch Correction - Posted February 11, 2009
On his show Friday night Keith Olbermann had a tri-fecta of Worst Persons from the same company. Guess which one. Olbermann crowned News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch Worst Person, but misquoted him in the process. Olbermann quoted Murdoch as saying, "We have never been a company that tolerates facts." What Murdoch really sai... [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]

Zucker on Olbermann's O'Reilly Feud: "He Knows That I Wish It Weren't So Personal" - Posted February 5, 2009
Newsweek's Johnnie L. Roberts talks to NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker in a web exclusive Q&A about MSNBC, ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: ABC, CBS, MSNBC... - Posted February 3, 2009
> ABC News will begin a series, "Afghanistan: Where Things Stand," across all platforms on Sunday. Included will be reports from senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, who was embedded recently with troops in Kabul. > Before the Super Bowl, there was CBS News' 48 Hours Mystery. On Saturday, it was... [TVNewser]

No Spin: O'Reilly's Super Bowl Prediction is Closest - Posted February 3, 2009
Every year, celebrities compete for the Scripps Howard Super Sage Award trophy, in which more than 100 stars of "movies, TV, sports, politics and pop culture" give their prediction for the Super Bowl's final score. Taking ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Helps Count Down to the Super Bowl - Posted January 31, 2009
On last night's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the MSNBC host was stationed in Tampa Bay in a loud area near the Super Bowl site. Joining him in the last segment was his former Sportscenter partner, and now fellow member on NBC's Football Night in America, ... [TVNewser]

Rather at 10pm? Olbermann Floats the Idea - Posted January 30, 2009
A tipster noted the toss last night between Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow, in which Olbermann asked: "Dan Rather tonight? Want to ask him if he's doing anything weeknights at 10?" Maddow replied, "I will, thank you for suggesting that, Keit... [TVNewser]

January Ratings: Rankers - Posted January 28, 2009
Fox News Channel had the top seven programs during the month of January in Total Viewers, with The O'Reilly Factor once again in the top spot. The top MSNBC program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, finished 8th and the top CNN program, Campbell Brown: No Bias No Bull, finished 9th. In the A25-54... [TVNewser]

January Ratings: Big 3 on MSNBC Remain 2nd - Posted January 27, 2009
MSNBC's 7-10pmET trio of Hardball with Chris Matthews, Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show finished #2 on cable news in the A25-54 demo, ahead of CNN (and behind FNC). This is the 11th consecutive month in 2nd for Coun... [TVNewser]

Silverman and Olbermann Say "Bye" To Bush - Posted January 25, 2009
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann helped out with a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live featuring Sarah Silverman's tribute to President Bush. She explains what made him great "so the liberal media can understand": ... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann in the Middle of Gibson / Griffin Dinner Exchange - Posted January 23, 2009
Oh boy. Keith Olbermann gave Fox News's John Gibson the bronze last night in "Worst Persons" ... [TVNewser]

Gibson Describes Exchange With MSNBC Boss: "He Was Looking For Ratings" - Posted January 22, 2009
Fox News Radio host John Gibson had some comments about MSNBC's Inauguration coverage yesterday, taking on his usual targets &mdas... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Looking To Add New 10pmET Show - Posted January 22, 2009
Now that Countdown with Keith Olbermann is in place at 8pmET and The Rachel Maddow Show is set at 9pmET, the New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

Matthews: MSNBC "Has Opened Its Heart To Change" - Posted January 20, 2009
The LATimes caught an exchange on MSNBC just after 11:30amET between Chris Matthews and Keith O... [TVNewser]

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]

FBLA Meets Al Franken...and Other Politicos - Posted January 17, 2009
We got to take a picture (a crappy one from an iPhone) with soon-to-be Senator-Elect Al Franken at the Media Matters party. And yeah, we are ... [FishbowlLA]

Griffin: "We're Less About Ideology Than Fox" - Posted January 16, 2009
MSNBC held their Television Critics Association panel yesterday in Los Angeles, and the questions ranged from comparisons of MSNBC and FNC to comparisons of Obama and Bush. Variety's Brian Lowry writes ... [TVNewser]

Bush Address: How Networks Will Cover - Posted January 15, 2009
President George W. Bush delivers his farewell address tonight, live at 8pmET (actually, we're told it's officially at 8:01:30). Here's how the networks will cover: • ABC — Charlie Gibson anchors. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.14.09 - Posted January 14, 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]

MSNBC Inauguration Notes: Who (Olbermann and Matthews) and Where (Movie Theaters) - Posted January 13, 2009
Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were removed from anchoring political coverage ... [TVNewser]

NBC/MSNBC/CNBC Inauguration - Posted January 8, 2009
NBC News, and its cable properties, announced plans for the Inauguration today. NBC News' Brian Williams begins anchoring on NBC at 10:30amET, with Tom Brokaw and Lester Holt. Some notes: • Today will broadcast live from D.C. on Mo... [TVNewser]

John Harwood to Interview Pres.-Elect Obama - Posted January 6, 2009
So, will Dr. Sanjay Gupta be Surgeon General? Who will be Commerce Secretary? And will the economic stimulus package surpass $1 trillion (damn, that's a lot of money). Find out tomorrow when President-elect Obama is interviewed by CNBC's Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood. The interview will be taped with excerpts a... [TVNewser]

2008 Ratings: MSNBC Fastest Growing Once Again - Posted December 31, 2008
MSNBC was the fastest growing channel in all of television in 2008 when measured in Total Viewers for both total day and prime time. The NBC cable news channel was the third fastest in growth in the A25-54 demo behind BBC America and History International. The Rachel Maddow... [TVNewser]

Nancy Grace Just Misses Demo Victory - Posted December 29, 2008
We received a tip over the weekend asking if Nancy Grace's strong December was going to propel her to a victory in the A25-54 demo over the usual winner, The O'Reilly Factor. After running the numbers, our unofficial tally puts Grace's 8pmET average at 590,000 and ... [TVNewser]

New Years on the Cablers: Varied Options - Posted December 24, 2008
One week from tonight, the ball will drop in Times Square and the cablers will ring in the New Year in various ways: • CNN — Anderson Cooper hosts again with Kathy Griffin from 11pm-1amET. Erica Hill contributes from Times Square, w... [TVNewser]

The Fallout From Bleeping "Mr. O'Reilly" - Posted December 12, 2008
On Tuesday's Red Eye, High Times Magazine editor and author of "The Official High Times Pot Smoker's Handbook," Da... [TVNewser]

Now Jay Leno's On At 8pm! - Posted December 9, 2008
...one night only, folks. He's on Countdown with Keith Olbermann tonight. ... [TVNewser]

Report: Chris Matthews in Contract Negotiations - Posted December 4, 2008
Politico's Michael Calderone reports that MSNBC's Chris Matthews is in contract negotiations with NBC this week. Matthews' current deal with NBC/MSNBC is not up for another six months. Calderone writes: What's still unclear is whether the current talks are to renew his contrac... [TVNewser]

November Ratings: MSNBC's Demo Streak at 7, 8 & 9 - Posted December 3, 2008
MSNBC's prime time lineup continues its hot streak post-election, out-rating CNN at 7, 8 and 9pmET in the key adult demo. (FNC came in first in the demo & Total Viewers). "The Rachel Maddow Show" out-rated "Larry King Live" among A25-54 viewers (672,000 vs. 565,000) for the second month in a row.... [TVNewser]

"Chaos" Erupts Around CNN Correspondent During Mumbai Live Shot - Posted November 27, 2008
In the second day of the siege in Mumbai, some members of the media are finding themselves in the middle of local anger. CNN's Sara Sidner is the network's New Delhi correspondent. Sidner was reporting about the situation at the Taj Hotel when several locals began i... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Talks Affleck, Makes Pumpking Pie, on Martha - Posted November 25, 2008
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann was busy making a Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie on The Martha Stewart Show yesterday when Stewart brought up ... [TVNewser]

Mark Halperin Makes 'Worst Persons' - Posted November 25, 2008
Mark Halperin was dubbed one of the Worst Persons in the World by Keith Olbermann last night for the comments made ... [FishbowlLA]

Couric Accuses Letterman of "Stealing Our Video" - Posted November 21, 2008
Following up on our follow-up about Katie Couric's appearance ... [TVNewser]

Media Panel Before "Media Project" - Posted November 18, 2008
Members of the media descended on Michael's today in midtown Manhattan, although this time it wasn't just for lunch (or to be name-checked on FBNY). Arianna Huffington moderated a panel in c... [TVNewser]

Alison Stewart to Guest Host Maddow - Posted November 18, 2008
MSNBC alum, and all-around TV sweetheart Alison Stewart (so says Chris, who worked with her too) will be guest hosting The Rachel Maddow Show tonight and tomorrow night. This comes after some not-so-great reviews for ... [TVNewser]

Watch This, Sir - Posted November 13, 2008
23/6 editors were hard at work again — this time compressing Keith Olbermann's Special Comments into one minute... ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Is Favorite (And Least Favorite) Journalist - Posted November 12, 2008
The Pew Research Center has put out their post-election report, and Bill O'Reilly was found to lead both the "favorite campaign journalist" and "least favorite campaign journali... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Takes on Prop. 8 - Posted November 11, 2008
We claim ... [FishbowlLA]

Olbermann's Deal Will Pay $30M Over Four Years - Posted November 11, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist There are two words guaranteed to make MSNBC's Keith Olbermann break his longstanding personal policy against voting - Chris Matthews.... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Signs Contract Extension with MSNBC - Posted November 10, 2008
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann joined the ladies of The View today. But one piece of news he didn't get to report was about himself. TVNewser has learned Olbermann has signed a contract extension with MSNBC/NBC that takes him through the 2012 election. Olberman... [TVNewser]

"The Queen of Cable" on Colbert - Posted November 7, 2008
Rachel Maddow took a visit to Colbert Nation last night, as a guest on the Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert began the interview bragging about his Peabody Awards, and Maddow said she h... [TVNewser]

1010 WINS Not Breaking MSNBC News - Posted November 5, 2008
A tipster noticed an MSNBC ad running on 1010 WINS radio (described on its Web site as 'New York's #1 source for local news, traffic and weather). The ad is touting a new post-election prime time line-up, featuring Chris Matthews at 8pmET, Keith Olbermann at 9pmET and ... [TVNewser]

Matthews and Olbermann Will "Host" MSNBC's Election - Posted November 4, 2008
When Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were ... [TVNewser]

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

Campbell Brown "Breaking Through the Clutter" - Posted November 3, 2008
Marketwatch.com's Jon Friedman thinks Campbell Brown, "has found her footing" at CNN. Brown has established herself as a voice of reason who doesn't shout, preen, make wild predictions, delight in buttonholing people with "gotcha" questions or exploit the gaffes of the hard-working candidates (yes, including Sarah Palin). What's especially striking about Brown's... [TVNewser]

Rachel Maddow on TV Success: "It's Like Winning an Ego Lottery" - Posted November 3, 2008
In what is believed to be the 432nd profile of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow (okay, we're exaggerating, but not by much) New York Magazine's Jessica Pressler delivers some ne... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Responds to Ben Affleck's SNL Skit - Posted November 3, 2008
Over at Swampland Ana Marie Cox ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Keith Olbermann Responds to Ben Affleck's SNL Skit - Posted November 3, 2008
Over at Swampland Ana Marie Cox ... [FishbowlNY]

"Recognize That Fellow?" Bill O'Reilly Profiled on CBS Sunday Morning - Posted November 3, 2008
...and ... [TVNewser]

Affleck as Olbermann: "It is the Fear and the Tyranny Up With Which We Dare No Longer Put" - Posted November 2, 2008
So, the Keith Olbermann skit made it into the live edition of SNL last night. Ben Affleck, who's been a guest on Countdown, played Olbermann to the extreme, and that's not easy to do. We were particularly fond of ... [TVNewser]

Richard Wolffe Gets The SNL Treatment - Posted November 2, 2008
...or as Ben Affleck Keith Olbermann calls him, "Sen. McCain's butt boy." Fred Armisen nails the impersonation, including Wolffe's trademark (and oh so petite) "Hi Keith..." (sort of political pun... [FishbowlDC]

"Keith Olbermann" on SNL - Posted November 1, 2008
Tonight MSNBC's Keith Olbermann gets his big shot on Saturday Night Live, unfortunately, he's being played by host Ben Affleck, in a skit one insider calls "savage." Politico's Michael Calderone also reports the real Olber... [TVNewser]

What Happens to Cable News Post-Election? - Posted October 31, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter's Steven Zeitchik and Paul J. Gough look to the near-future about what will happen to cable news after Nov. 4. "An election that lifts either the left or right to power will provid... [TVNewser]

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]

Olbermann Builds On Obama Half Hour - Posted October 30, 2008
Hundreds of thousands of viewers who watched the Barack Obama commercial on one of the broadcast networks switched to MSNBC at 8:30. Obama pulled in 3.5 million Total Viewers on MSNBC, the only cable news network to air the infomercial. An abbreviated Countdown with Keith Olbermann at 8:30pmET brought in... [TVNewser]

PRNewser Scores the Plumber Pub Interview - Posted October 29, 2008
Yep, Joe Ciarallo at our sister blog PRNewser got the scoop: So, we called Jim Della Croce, Owner of PR agency The Press Office. Croce spoke with PRNewser from a bus o... [FishbowlLA]

Brian Williams Along with Brokaw and Mitchell to Anchor from Studio 8G on Election Night - Posted October 28, 2008
NBC News and cable news networks, MSNBC and CNBC, have released details about their election night programming. As has been previously reported, Rockefeller Plaza will be turned into "Election Plaza" with an electoral map on the ice rink and, according to the press release, McCain and Obama banners "rising 16 stories up... [TVNewser]

O'Reilly's "Inflamatory Remarks" Prompt Nielsen Internal Memo - Posted October 28, 2008
TVNewser has obtained an internal memo written by Nielsen Company EVP Susan Whiting reiterating the company's policy on political donations. It comes on the heels of last Thursday's Bill O'Reilly segment in which O'Reilly went after Nielsen: An examination of Nielsen shows that their personnel is overwhelmingly lib... [TVNewser]

MSNBC To Air Obama "Program" - Posted October 28, 2008
The Barack Obama campaign has found a fourth network to air its half-hour "campaign-related program" — MSNBC. The Washington Post's Lisa de Moraes reports ... [TVNewser]

Stewart to Brown: "What's Your Bias Against Bull?" - Posted October 28, 2008
CNN's newly-pregnant Campbell Brown appeared last night on The Daily Show. "Your new show, you are up against ... [TVNewser]

O'Reilly Segment Sheds Light on Months of FNC-Nielsen Disagreement - Posted October 27, 2008
Exclusive: A segment on The O'Reilly Factor last Thursday opened a window into a battle between Fox News Channel and Nielsen, the company that provides audience measurement for all networks. At the heart of the matter, time-shifted audience ratings. Fox News and most other networks use Nielsen's C3 method of measurement... [TVNewser]

Will Next Week's Election Spell Doom for Television? - Posted October 27, 2008
Remember how back in the late nineties no one could really imagine what life would be like after 2000? (And really, who among us could have envisioned YouTube?) And then everyone freaked out about Y2K and welded all the manhole covers shut in Manhattan. Well, with only eight... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Will Next Week's Election Spell Doom for Television? - Posted October 27, 2008
Remember how back in the late nineties no one could really imagine what life would be like after 2000? (And really, who among us could have envisioned YouTube?) And then everyone freaked out about Y2K and welded all the manhole covers shut in Manhattan. Well, with only eight... [FishbowlNY]

"Polar Opposities" and "Different Realities" - Posted October 27, 2008
Two of the most high-profile media writers were thinking the same thing over the weekend. The AP's David Bauder and Washington Post's Howard Kurtz each write today about the vast d... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Ailes, MSNBC, Bloomberg... - Posted October 22, 2008
> Broadcasting & Cable honored the 2008 Hall of Famers last night, including FNC Chairman Roger Ailes. "People always ask me what's the key to success. Well here it is: It's not enough to hire good people. You must also take credit for everything they do," joked Ailes ... [TVNewser]

Brokaw on Meet: "I Love Doing It. It's Given Me a Center of Gravity" - Posted October 22, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist How would the late Tim Russert assess Tom Brokaw as moderator of "Meet the Press?" "I would like to think he'd think it's going prett... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.21.08 - Posted October 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Mu... [FishbowlDC]

Why Conservative Talker Michael Smerconish Endorsed Obama - Posted October 17, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Philadelphia radio talker Michael Smerconish, a life-long Republican, swears he's not using his Obama endorsement today to land a fulltime spot on increasingly liberal MSNBC. Smerconish, an MSNBC regular, sh... [TVNewser]

Live From New York: The Candidates As Comedians - Posted October 17, 2008
While comedians were impersonating the presidential candidates at 30 Rock, a few blocks away the presidential candidates were taking a shot at impersonating comedians. Both Sen. Jo... [TVNewser]

Sklar Leaving HuffPost: "Expect to See Me Haunting the Place" - Posted October 17, 2008
Arianna Huffington sent an email to staff late last night (and subsequently published a few hours later on Gawker) announcing that "... [TVNewser]

Olbermann's Countdown Episode - Posted October 16, 2008
About 35 minutes into tonight's episode of Countdown Keith Olbermann had an episode of his own. Midway through his McCain in the Membrane segment, he leaned off camera, coughed and tried to make it through his script: ...about the not apologizing, Governor you may have missed this. But Defense Secretary Rumsfeld apologized... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann — Anchor Analyst For MSNBC's Debate - Posted October 16, 2008
As you probably know by now, last month MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews were ... [TVNewser]

David Frum Mistakes Olbermann for Blogger - Posted October 16, 2008
It was only a matter of time before someone confused Keith Olbermann with the always fun 23/6.com. Behold! ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Frum Mistakes Olbermann for Blogger - Posted October 16, 2008
It was only a matter of time before someone confused Keith Olbermann with the always fun 23/6.com. Behold! ... [FishbowlNY]

Comedy News Network? - Posted October 16, 2008
Yes, the cable news channels have gotten funnier over the years. Sometimes it happens without even trying and sometimes they just try too hard. But a comedian getting his own cable news show? That's news. Fox News tried news-omedy with Half Hour News Hour (canceled) and keeps some overnight viewers laughing with... [TVNewser]

Jonah Goldberg on Worst Persons - Posted October 15, 2008
Jonah Goldberg made it onto Keith Olbermann's Worst Persons list yesterday. Jonah Goldberg is the Alan Colmes... [FishbowlLA]

FOX Sends Cease & Desist to McCain Web Operator - Posted October 11, 2008
TVNewser has obtained a cease & desist letter sent by lawyers from Fox News Channel to AirNet Group Corporation, the company that hosts John McCain's campaign Website. The copyright infringement notification stems from ... [TVNewser]

Despite Two New Contracts, Olbermann Talks "End" of Hannity's Career - Posted October 9, 2008
FNC's Sean Hannity signed what was rumored to be a 5-year, $100 million radio contract in July, and it was ... [TVNewser]

In Hannity's America, Obama is a Radical — and Three Million People Are Watching - Posted October 7, 2008
Sunday night, Hannity's America aired a special episode titled "Obama & Friends: The History of Radicalism." It turned out to be the program's highest rated ever. More than three million Total Viewers tuned in, and 645,000 in the A25-54 demo. But what did they see? From the very beginning, ominous music played... [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]

Campbell Brown: "You're Not Going to See Me Ever Be Partisan" - Posted October 5, 2008
The NYTimes' Jacques Steinberg sat down with CNN's Campbell Brown last week as Brown tries to gain a toehold on the competitive 8pmET cable news hour. And she's doing it by way of setting herself apart from the FNC and MSNBC alternatives. "They're partisans," she says of ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Woodruff, Maddow, CBSEyeMobile... - Posted October 2, 2008
> Stand Up for Heroes takes place November 5 in a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Regis Philbin hosts and Bruce Springsteen a... [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]

Cablers Talk Couric/Palin - Posted October 1, 2008
After a back-and-forth on the web about what would be said, tonight it was revealed. CBS' Katie Couric asked Gov. ... [TVNewser]

Q3 2008: MSNBC Claims Total Viewer Growth Win - Posted October 1, 2008
MSNBC grew more in total day and prime time than any other cable news network in Total Viewers during the third quarter of 2008. MSNBC was up 48% during total day and up 81% in prime time year-to-year. Countdown with Keith Olbermann remains firmly in 2nd place (behind FNC) at 8pmET. During... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.01.08 - Posted October 1, 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]

Obama Campaign Ignoring NBC Cease-and-Desist - Posted September 30, 2008
Despite a cease-and-desist from NBC News, the VoteForChange.com ad on Sen. Barack Obama's YouTube channel featuring NBC and MSNBC remains available... [TVNewser]

Brokaw on Olbermann, MTP's Future and McCain - Posted September 30, 2008
In a wide-ranging profile of NBC News' Tom Brokaw, as well as an analysis of his Meet the Press moderation thus far, the New York Times' Jacques Steinberg delves ... [TVNewser]

Brokaw, Olbermann Featured in Obama Ad - Posted September 28, 2008
Tom Brokaw anchors a mock election night broadcast and Keith Olbermann's voice can be heard announcing Sen. John Mc... [TVNewser]

What About the Veeps? - Posted September 26, 2008
So after the first presidential debate, where did the vice presidential candidates end up? On the Republican side, Gov. Sarah Palin was not on any network. But Sen. Joe Biden made the rounds. He began with NBC before 11pmET and the end of the network broadcasts. His next stop — an... [TVNewser]

Cable News Snapshot: Pre-Debate Edition - Posted September 26, 2008
The lead in to tonight's debate on the cablers appears to be similar to the usual schedule, but with slight variations. First on CNN, Campbell Brown: Election Center is being called, "Debate Night in America," and is co-anchored by Wolf Blitzer. Jeffrey T... [TVNewser]

Olbermann OK With Anchor Change: "I Can Say What I Think" - Posted September 25, 2008
He filled in at the last minute after Sen. John McCain canceled, and still MSNBC's Keith Olbermann was nearly upstaged by the Republican nominee for president Wednesday night on the Late ... [TVNewser]

McCain Out, Olbermann In On Letterman - Posted September 24, 2008
One of the side stories to Sen. John McCain's announcement that he would suspend his campaign, go to Washington D.C. to help with the bailout talks and p... [TVNewser]

Eric Burns On Why Bias Does Not Mean Biased - Posted September 23, 2008
Former Fox News Watch host Eric Burns left the network after his contract wasn't renewed earlier this year, but it doesn't mean he stopped watching the news. He w... [TVNewser]

"Friendliest Interview I've Seen Since Keith Olbermann Sat Down With Obama" - Posted September 22, 2008
During Howard Kurtz' weekly online Q&A on Washingtonpost.com this morning, Kurtz was asked about last week's highly rated Sean Hannity interview with Gov. ... [TVNewser]

Michael Terry Takes on Keith Olbermann - Posted September 22, 2008
This is comedian Michael Terry doing his impersonation of ... [FishbowlLA]

Olbermann Comments on MSNBC Ratings - Posted September 20, 2008
Fellow MSNBC anchors were weighing in this week on the strong ratings from "good person" Rachel Maddow, as her program on Tuesday was the t... [TVNewser]

"Just One of Those Times Where Good People Do Well" - Posted September 18, 2008
This morning on Morning Joe, co-host Willie Geist brought up the Drudge Report call-out to Rachel Maddow for her ... [TVNewser]

Matthews Target of Women's Rights Group's Letter - Posted September 17, 2008
In January it was Media Matters. Now it is The New Agenda taking aim at MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews for "on-air degradation of girl... [TVNewser]

Zucker "Incredibly Comfortable" With Countdown - Posted September 16, 2008
FishbowlNY's Noah Davis writes about this morning's Conde Nast Portfolio-organized breakfast, in which NBC CEO ... [TVNewser]

Who Watched What on a Newsy Friday - Posted September 15, 2008
With Hurricane Ike causing serious damage, Gov. Sarah Palin's final interview portion airing and a deadly train crash in L.A., Friday turned out to be one of the busy end to a newsy week. MSNBC's coverage during Hardball at 5pmET switched from politics to Ike, and the 6pmET Race and 7pmET Hardball... [TVNewser]

"A Perfect Storm of Problems" - Posted September 14, 2008
As expected, one of the topics on the media watching shows this week was the move by MSNBC to make David Gregory the primary political night anchor, with Chris Matthews and ... [TVNewser]

O'Reilly-Obama Outdraws Olbermann - Posted September 11, 2008
This one wasn't even close. The Sen. Barack Obama interviews from FNC's Bill O'Reilly, airing Thursday and Monday-Wednesday, and MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann and 9/11 TM - Posted September 11, 2008
There are days when you wish Keith Olbermann wouldn't cry wolf often, so that when he actually spots one, like last night, it would resonate the way it should. Regardless here's his "Special Comment" on the eve of 9/11. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Olbermann and 9/11 TM - Posted September 11, 2008
There are days when you wish Keith Olbermann wouldn't cry wolf often, so that when he actually spots one, like last night, it would resonate the way it should. Regardless here's his "Special Comment" on the eve of 9/11. ... [FishbowlNY]

Murdoch on FNC's "Popularity and Profit" and Olbermann's "Bad Behavior" - Posted September 11, 2008
From the mediabistro.com Morning Newsfeed: On the heels of a not-so-glowing book excerpt in Vanity Fair of Rupert Murdoch (including his not-so-glowing comments about Fox News and ... [TVNewser]

When The Tide Turned At MSNBC - Posted September 10, 2008
In a must-read in the New York Observer, Felix Gillette gets the story behind the story of MSNBC's decision to take Keith Olbermann and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.10.08 - Posted September 10, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Maddow Premiere: Post-Mortem - Posted September 9, 2008
The Rachel Maddow Show premiered last night on MSNBC at 9pmET. Her first guest — the prior hour's anchor, Keith Olbermann. Also on the show — her sometimes-foil on MSNBC poli... [TVNewser]

Same Time, Different Channel (and Tone) For Obama Interviews - Posted September 9, 2008
The AP's David Bauder watched the dueling Barack Obama ... [TVNewser]

Bloggers Have Their Say About the Change in the Airwaves - Posted September 9, 2008
WaPo's Howard Kurtz picks up much of the left-leaning blog reaction to Keith Olbermann and ... [TVNewser]

SpinSpotter Attempts to "Take Back the Truth" - Posted September 9, 2008
As you all know by now MSNBC announced yesterday that in an effort to shake accusations of liberal bias it would replace ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

SpinSpotter Attempts to "Take Back the Truth" - Posted September 9, 2008
As you all know by now MSNBC announced yesterday that in an effort to shake accusations of liberal bias it would replace ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 09.09.08 - Posted September 9, 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]

Kurtz: Palin Criticisms "Something Out Of The Distant Past" - Posted September 9, 2008
Earlier today, Howard Kurtz held his weekly chat where he covered such issues as Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews being dropped from elec... [FishbowlDC]

Did MSNBC Do The Right Thing? - Posted September 9, 2008
Howard Kurtz notes that lots of liberal bloggers are mad at MSNBC for yanking Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor duty during polit... [FishbowlDC]

The MSNBC Anchor Shake-Up: Reactions - Posted September 8, 2008
Some reaction to the Olbermann/Matthews/Gregory news: • Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici predicts ... [TVNewser]

And Now, The Memos (NBC) - Posted September 8, 2008
It's common for news execs to give their hardworking staff a pat on the back for a job well-done. In this age, it's more of an e-pat. TVNewser obtained an email exchange between Tom Linder, News Director at the Minneapolis station KARE, to NBC News president ... [TVNewser]

"Little By Little, The Slippery Slope Lost its Ground" - Posted September 8, 2008
A lot of the talk inside NBC and MSNBC today is not about the campaigns, or Hurricane Ike or the markets; it's about today's news that ... [TVNewser]

All Good Things Must Come to an Objective End, Also Olbermann - Posted September 8, 2008
After weeks of rumored behind-the-scenes tension MSNBC has announced that it is removing Chris Matthews and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

All Good Things Must Come to an Objective End, Also Olbermann - Posted September 8, 2008
After weeks of rumored behind-the-scenes tension MSNBC has announced that it is removing Chris Matthews and ... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC Removes Olbermann & Matthews From Election Anchor Duties - Posted September 7, 2008
With less than 60 days until the election, MSNBC is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as co-anchors of prime time political coverage and replacing them with NBC White House correspondent David Gregory. For months the network has... [TVNewser]

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

The Ticker: Scarborough, Martin, Van Susteren... - Posted September 5, 2008
> So what does this mean? Yesterday morning Joe Scarborough joked with TVNewser that he and Keith Olbermann and ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann on RNC 9/11 Tribute: "Might Revisit This Next Week" - Posted September 5, 2008
We mentioned this last night, but here is the video documentation. Last night, the RNC played a 9/11 tribute (video below) that was taken live on CNN and MSNBC (FNC was in Bill O'Reilly's taped Sen. Barack Obama... [TVNewser]

Andrea Mitchell and the "Balloon Wielding Thugs" - Posted September 5, 2008
Following the conclusion of Sen. John McCain's speech on MSNBC, anchor Keith Olbermann threw it to various reporters around the Convention. But when he went to ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): FNC, MSNBC, CNN... - Posted September 4, 2008
> Greta Van Susteren talked to Jezebel about sexism in the media, Katie Couric and other issues. "Whether you like Katie Couric or not, she's got 30 years of experience and she earned it and she just got hammer... [TVNewser]

Olbermann & Matthews: "Forget the Scuttle, Don't You See How We Get Along?" - Posted September 3, 2008
MSNBC was looking for some fireworks that would help boost their ratings during the political conventions, but the fireworks came ... [TVNewser]

Now Olbermann to Interview Obama - Posted September 3, 2008
For the first time ever, FNC's Bill O'Reilly will interview Sen. Barack Obama tomorrow. And now, his rival will interview the Democratic nominee as well. It has just been announced ... [TVNewser]

Anchor Movement: Network News to St. Paul, Keith Stays in NY - Posted September 2, 2008
As insiders predicted last night in St. Paul, anchors are beginning the trip back from the Gulf Coast region to the RNC as coverage shifts away from Gustav. The three evening news anchors, CBS' ... [TVNewser]

RNC & Gustav: Prime Time Notes - Posted September 1, 2008
We've gotten word from network insiders here in St. Paul, what the plan is for cable coverage tonight: • Fox News Channel will remain live until 2amET tomorrow morning (later if news warrants) with coverage from the Gulf coast and reports from the RNC as well. Greta Van Susteren interviewed Laura Bush... [TVNewser]

Nets Roll with Gustav's Punches, From The Gulf Coast, St. Paul, and Beyond - Posted September 1, 2008
While the big three anchors all traveled to the Gulf to report on Hurricane Gustav, many cable anchors stayed behind in St. Paul, but devoted their shows almost entirely to Gustav, which came ashore at 9:30amCT southwest of New Orleans.... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Chastises AP's Assessment of Obama Speech - Posted August 29, 2008
Huffpo had this. ... [FishbowlLA]

Olbermann Tells AP Reporter He Should "Find New Work" - Posted August 29, 2008
Chris Wallace said it was "an exceedingly smart speech." Howard Wolfson "thought it was great." Even Pat Buchanan called it "a genuinely outstanding speech". But the AP's ... [TVNewser]

Cable Quotables on Obama Speech: "I've Been Criticized For Saying He Inspires Me. To Hell With My Critics" - Posted August 28, 2008
Brit Hume: "It is clear from the response you are seeing that this audience clearly feels that this is the man and this speech has met the challenge of this venue and this speech was all that he wanted it to be." Keith Olbermann: "Vote for him or do not, but take... [TVNewser]

FNC Exec. Fires Back at Olbermann - Posted August 27, 2008
TVNewser told you about last night's uncomfortable MSNBC moment which included a shot at Fox News. Keith Olbermann and ... [TVNewser]

(Slightly) Uncomfortable MSNBC Moment #3, With a Shot at Fox - Posted August 26, 2008
Tonight, just after 9pmET, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were talking about Hillary Clinton's ... [TVNewser]

Uncomfortable MSNBC Moment #2 - Posted August 26, 2008
Yesterday it was a Joe Scarborough-Keith Olbermann open mic moment involving a sh... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Brings Out the Crowd - Posted August 25, 2008
MSNBC's spot outside Union Station at the 2008 Democratic Conventions turned "The Place For Politics" into "The Place For People Without Convention Credentials." Although it sounds like the place has gotten a bit more ro... [TVNewser]

Brokaw: Matthews, Olbermann "Not the Only Voices" on MSNBC - Posted August 24, 2008
During a panel this afternoon in Denver about media coverage of the presidential campaigns, NBC's Tom Brokaw found himself defending MSNBC, once again. Politico's Michael Calderone attended the panel which was modera... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Going Live Tomorrow - Posted August 22, 2008
Not too surprisingly, there won't be much doc block on MSNBC tomorrow, or Olympics. Instead, the network will be live from 6amET-10pmET, "in preparation for the announcement of Senator Barack Obama's running mate." We tend to think that will already have happened. Alex Witt anchors an hour to start the morning, followed by... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.22.08 - Posted August 22, 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 me... [FishbowlDC]

"Maddow to Fox?"...And Other Recent Storylines - Posted August 21, 2008
Was Rachel Maddow being shopped to Fox News? That's what Radio Equalizer hinted at, and Jossip ... [TVNewser]

Rush Limbaugh's Take on Maddow Gets Olbermann Talking - Posted August 21, 2008
Although he didn't end up with the Worst Person award last night (that spot reserved for Bill O'Reilly), Keith Olbermann put ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Sets Hourly Convention Anchors - Posted August 21, 2008
Tom Brokaw will be among the six daytime anchors responsible for an hour at both the Democratic and Republican conventions. Others include Andrea Mitchell, ... [TVNewser]

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

Maddow's Show to be Called...The Rachel Maddow Show - Posted August 20, 2008
MSNBC sent out the release on yesterday's news, that Rachel Maddow would be getting her own show on the network. Calling it "a smart look at politic... [TVNewser]

Olbermann "Had Something To Do With" Maddow Replacing Abrams - Posted August 19, 2008
On his Daily Kos blog today, Keith Olbermann is taking some of the credit for Rachel Maddow getting her own show at 9pmET. "L... [TVNewser]

Chucky T. Preps for Conventions - Posted August 18, 2008
The Los Angeles Times' Matea Gold profiles MSNBC's Chuck Todd, as he and others g... [TVNewser]

Dropping in to Denver - Posted August 15, 2008
There's something missing from Joanne Ostrow's Denver Post story about national media types who are about to descend on Denver. Namely, a complete story. Ostrow writes about the coverage plans of NBC News, MSNBC, PBS and NPR. She even talks with Keith Olbe... [TVNewser]

Making Room for MySpace At MSNBC - Posted August 13, 2008
Remember that announcement that MySpace would be partnering with MSNBC during this political season? Yeah, we didn't either. But Page Six reminds us with an item today. It's about a contest "to choose two 'citizen journalist' correspondents to... [TVNewser]

The Place For.... - Posted August 11, 2008
For the next two weeks MSNBC is calling itself The Place for the Olympics. With as many as 12 hours a day of events then a two-hour wrap up show, politics will take a back seat, relegated to Hardball at 7pmET and Countdown at 8. And while it may take war... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Oil, Homage, Alaska... - Posted August 11, 2008
> Charlie Gibson will anchor World News from Dallas this Wednesday. Gibson will interview ExxonMobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson. The interview is part of a special series "Oil Crunch" which airs all this week. > In an homage to ... [TVNewser]

If You Thought There Was Brett Favre Before... - Posted August 7, 2008
...just wait until he settles into New York. Brett Favre became a top story late last night, as he was traded from the Green Bay Packers to the New York Jets. On Countdown with Keith Olbermann tonight, it will be like ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Olbermann, Rose, Bashir... - Posted August 7, 2008
> What do Canadians have against Keith Olbermann? Well a columnist at the Canada Free Press has directed his readers to "Americans Fed Up With Olbermann" for a petition against the MSNBC host.... [TVNewser]

Lifetime Achievement for Producer Who Has "Too Much Stuff" Left To Do - Posted August 7, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist With a face young enough for a milk carton, how does Ken Burns qualify for a Lifetime Achievement Award? That's exactly what he thought when he was chosen to receive the accolade at the 29th annual News and Documentary... [TVNewser]

Milbank "Began Contract Talks a Month Ago" - Posted August 6, 2008
Politico's Michael Calderone writes about the Dana Milbank-Keith Olbermann messy ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann and Milbank Respond - Posted August 5, 2008
Keith Olbermann responds to Dana Milbank's statement to TVNewser... [TVNewser]

Milbank Talks About Olbermann - Posted August 5, 2008
The TV world is a-flutter with the whole Dana Milbank / Keith Olbermann saga (earlier on FishbowlDC: "Olbermann: Milbank Has Left... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann v. Milbank: The Poll - Posted August 5, 2008
By now you know WaPo's Dana Milbank has ended his four-year stint as a contributor on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and has joined CNN. So, what do you think: Will You Watch Dana Milbank Now... [TVNewser]

Milbank Leaves Countdown, Joins CNN - Posted August 5, 2008
The Washington Post's Dana Milbank has ended his four-year relationship with MSNBC's Countdown, and it's not on the best of terms. Milbank, who, because of a partnership between his paper and the NBC cable news channel, has been a part of MSNBC's programming since at lea... [TVNewser]

Olbermann: Milbank Has Left Us - Posted August 5, 2008
On last night's "Countdown," Keith Olbermann reported that Dana Milbank would no longer be with the program. Dana Milbank of The Washington Post, who notified us today that after four years appearing with us, he had accepted another television o... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann: O'Reilly "Still Dominating That Important Demographic, 65 to Dead" - Posted August 4, 2008
The Keith Olbermann jabs at Bill O'Reilly continued on Friday, with Olbermann naming the FNC host the "Worse Person in the World" for something O'Reilly said the night before. O'Re... [TVNewser]

NBC To Stream Convention Coverage on Mobile - Posted August 1, 2008
The Olympics aren't the only big event NBC is taking mobile. The network, together with its cable brethren MSNBC and CNBC, will make more than 200 hours of news coverage from the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions available on its NBC News 2 Go and NBC Mobile channels, Fierce Mobil... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

July Ratings: Program Ranker - Posted July 31, 2008
Fox News Channel had nine of the top 10 programs during July in Total Viewers (Live+SD). The top rated program was again The O'Reilly Factor at 8pmET(2,252,000 viewer average). For MSNBC, the top program was Countdown with Keith Olbermann at 8pmET in 9th place (959,000) and for CNN it was Larry King... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Abrams, CNN.com, Purple... - Posted July 31, 2008
> MSNBC anchor Dan Abrams will be switching networks and appearing on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Abrams is anchoring Verdict from Los Angeles all week. > CNN.com announced Nielsen named it the "No. 1 news gateway" for June. It is ... [TVNewser]

Last Night in "Talking Points" - Posted July 30, 2008
The soap opera saga that is the Scott McClellan-talking points comments, in which he implied, than ... [TVNewser]

Bringing the Talking Points Story Full Circle - Posted July 29, 2008
The logical next stop in the Scott McClellan-talking points story that has developed ... [TVNewser]

July Ratings: Countdown Continues Count Up in Viewers - Posted July 29, 2008
Countdown with Keith Olbermann grew 49% year-to-year in the A25-54 demo. The program came in second in the demo at 8pmET during July, averaging 334,000 to CNN's 192,000 (excluding July 4). Rachel Maddow filled in for Olbermann nine times of the 20 weeknights this ratings period. The O'Reilly Factor, again, finished... [TVNewser]

Tracing the "Talking Points" Comment - Posted July 29, 2008
It all started at 5:22pmET last Friday. That's when former White House press secretary (and best-selling author) Scott McClellan told Hardball's Chris Matthews the Bush White H... [TVNewser]

Olbermann's Soup-er Cameo - Posted July 28, 2008
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann popped up on a different cable channel on Friday — during an episode of The Soup on E! Beginning with a little Ann Curry impersonation ("... [TVNewser]

What Makes a Worse Person? - Posted July 24, 2008
Bill O'Reilly made Countdown with Keith Olbermann again last night, this time as the "Worse Person in the World." But in less than one minute it appears Olbermann made three e... [TVNewser]

Was Scarborough Actually Aiming at Anderson? - Posted July 24, 2008
When MSNBC's Joe Scarborough talked about how "a couple of hosts" ran with the story of Sen. ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Questions CBS Over Unaired McCain "Gaffe" - Posted July 23, 2008
Katie Couric's CBS Evening News interview with Sen. John McCain is getting some attention, not for what was said, but for what was not said, or at least what was not used. Du... [TVNewser]

Football Day In America - Posted July 22, 2008
NBC Sports' TCA panel took place yesterday, with Football Night in America hosts Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, among others. Broadcasting & Cable's ... [TVNewser]

"It Would Make it More Interesting if Bill Was on And Did It Live" - Posted July 21, 2008
It was MSNBC's turn at the TCA today, which has become a hot spot for media stories the past couple of weeks. Matea Gold of the Los Angeles Times ... [TVNewser]

The Cable TV Rising Star, Who Doesn't Own a TV - Posted July 21, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist The smartest, gayest rising star in cable news is a self-described dork. "I'm not cool and I don't want to be," says MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "I tend to pursue avenues of interest that are quirky and nerdy and weird." She l... [TVNewser]

Greta Lobs Bias Charge at CNN - Posted July 18, 2008
Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren is blasting Netroots Nation, which calls itself a "progressive political movement," for ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann Bill Heading to Congress? - Posted July 18, 2008
Politico's Jonathan Leigh Solomon introduced his "Christmas in July Legislative Agenda," including the "Appropriation of Rush Limbaugh's Salary Act," and "The McCain-Obama Campaign Reform Bill" (not what you think). Two TV news related items that stood out: Reduce ... [TVNewser]

NBC/MSNBC Announces TCA Panel - Posted July 17, 2008
Insiders at the Television Critics Association press tour tell TVNewser that NBC News president Steve Capus, political director Chuck Todd, and correspondents/anchors Andrea Mitchell, ... [TVNewser]

Page Six v. Olbermann, Part (We've Lost Count) - Posted July 15, 2008
The New York Post says MSNBC's Keith Olbermann "is once again disrespecting the dead." Their latest salvo is about ... [TVNewser]

Chris Wallace On Keith Olbermann, and An Admission from John Moody - Posted July 14, 2008
It was Fox News' turn in front of the TV critics this afternoon, and the network known for playing a tough offense, found itself on the defense over one of its analysts and some recent on air ... [TVNewser]

Tony Snow's Death: Olbermann Statement - Posted July 12, 2008
Statement from MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann: Tony Snow was an optimistic, funny, and courageous man who could set aside his politics and inspire others to do the same. It might surprise many at all political points, but while we could not have disagreed more on policy, we were in frequent contact, even... [TVNewser]

Will "Alpha Dog" Role Ever Be Re-Filled? - Posted July 11, 2008
New York Magazine's Kurt Andersen speculates if the death of Tim Russert signaled an end to the era of having, "po... [TVNewser]

The Newest Feud To Rock NBC - Posted July 9, 2008
No it's not Keith Olbermann-Bill O'Reilly or Conan O'Brien-... [TVNewser]

Fred Phelps Remembers Carlin - Posted July 7, 2008
Fred Phelps of godhatesfags.com fame, who's name interestingly eno... [FishbowlLA]

Breaking News! Old People Watch TV - Posted July 3, 2008
Earlier this week, FishbowlLA's Tina Dupuy picked up on this Variety story about the rising median age of TV watchers as a whole. Her takeaway: "Honey, I wish you would turn that TV off — go outside and... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 04.02.08 - Posted April 2, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Carl Kasell's birthday! Charlie Rose is coming to town! Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about George Stephanopoulos. It's the birthday... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.21.08 - Posted March 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS Most of ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.27.08 - Posted February 27, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's the birthday of Ralph Nader and Chelsea Clinton. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | RADIO | JOBS It is close, but ... [FishbowlDC]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted February 26, 2008
Who's Her Daddy? Britney Spears' father, James Spears, and her attorney John Eardley are fighting over who has the right to control her "finances and life" while the pop star's estate ... [FishbowlLA]

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

Morning Reading List, 02.12.08 - Posted February 12, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's the birthday of Abe Lincoln and Sen. Arlen Specter. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | BOOKS | ... [FishbowlDC]

Chris & Keith: It's Electric - Posted January 22, 2008
Do you think Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann can set the Internet aflame? The video we posted Saturday of the two MSNBC pundits on Saturday at various points earned the following distinctions from YouTube: #13 - Most Discussed (Today) #1 - Most Discussed (Today) - News & Politics #46 - Most Discussed (This Week)... [FishbowlDC]

Chris & Keith Continue To Laugh At GOP Speeches - Posted January 19, 2008
Remember when MSNBC laughed at John McCain's victory speech in New Hampshire? Well, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann (and the MSNBC folks that can be heard in the background) were equally unimpressed with Fred Thompson's speech: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.16.08 - Posted January 16, 2008
Good morning Washington. Kate Moss turns 34 today, which means she's only 18 years away from looking just like Janice Dickinson. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAG... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.14.08 - Posted January 14, 2008
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1952, the "Today" show premiered, in 1973 the Dolphins became the only one of only two NFL teams to go undefeated during the regular season, and in 2004, President Bush announced we're going to Mars. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio). Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.08.08 - Posted January 8, 2008
Happy New Hampshire Primary Day Washington! On this day in 1790, President George Washington delivered our first State of the Union. In 1992, Bush 41 puked on Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi, and, in 2006, Tom DeLay resigned as House Majority Leader. Happy 41st R Kelly! (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.27.07 - Posted November 27, 2007
Good morning Washington. You are not encouraging your kids to follow in your journalism footsteps. Television An ABC release announced, "According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 12, 2007, ABC News' 'Nightline' outperformed CBS' 'Late Show with David Letterman' among total viewers... [FishbowlDC]

Where Was Keith Last Night? - Posted October 9, 2007
David Shuster sat in for Keith Olbermann last night on Countdown. Keith pre-recorded some cute intros and bumpers for the show, teeing up David's appearance. Where was Keith? The Yankee's game of course. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.21.07 - Posted September 21, 2007
Good morning Washington. In the latest media fist fight match-up, you think Keith Olbermann would win over Bill O'Reilly. David McGuire is leaving his post as the Director of Communications at the Cent... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.12.07 - Posted September 12, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you had no plans to remember the 9/11 anniversary. An NBC release announced, "According to Nielsen Media Research data, 'NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams' narrowed the gap with 'ABC World News with Charles Gibson' ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann Apologizes To Senator Vitter's Wife, Viewers For 'Ho' Reference - Posted July 24, 2007
Last night on Countdown, Keith Olbermann offered a refreshing — if a week late — apology for the graphic aired on the show last week which referred to embattled L... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Olbermann Apologizes To Senator Vitter's Wife, Viewers For 'Ho' Reference - Posted July 24, 2007
Last night on Countdown, Keith Olbermann offered a refreshing — if a week late — apology for the graphic aired on the show last week which referred to embattled L... [FishbowlNY]

Keith Olbermann Apologizes To Sen. Vitter's Wife, Viewers - Posted July 24, 2007
Last night, Keith Olbermann apologized for "a series of unfortunate and inappropriate terms" which aired on Countdown last week, on a night he was not hosting the show. FishbowlNY recaps the story. Olbe... [TVNewser]

Olbermann: "Not A Snake-Oil Salesman" - Posted July 23, 2007
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz asks, "Can a cable host who regularly bashes Bush be tough on the Democrats?" After all, Keith Olbermann does frequently challenge the President during his "Special Comments" on Countdown. What say Keith? "Fortunately, I'm a journalist who does periodic commentary, and not a... [TVNewser]

TV Anchors Among Bleary-Eyed Potter Fans - Posted July 21, 2007
Keith Olbermann devoted the final 15 minutes of Countdown last night, to Harry Potter mania. Even reporting live from the Potter party outside the headquarters of Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of the series. Olbermann went into a scary amount of detail, leaving no doubt of his idolization of the... [TVNewser]

How About A 5 a.m. Newscast? - Posted July 20, 2007
Jon Friedman profiles C-SPAN host Brian Lamb and depicts his "scary level of news consumption:""I found it amusing when Lamb griped that he couldn't find ... [TVNewser]

Countdown's 'Ho' Graphic: Olbermann's Done This Sort Of Thing Before - Posted July 19, 2007
There's some furor building over a graphic [above] shown on Tuesday's Countdown With Keith Olbermann — guest-hosted by Alison Stewart — which referred to embattled Louisiana Senator ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Countdown's 'Ho' Graphic: Olbermann's Done This Sort Of Thing Before - Posted July 19, 2007
There's some furor building over a graphic [above] shown on Tuesday's Countdown With Keith Olbermann — guest-hosted by Alison Stewart — which referred to embattled Louisiana Senator ... [FishbowlNY]

Olbermann Gets Molly Ivins Award - Posted May 9, 2007
Right now in Midtown, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) is giving MSNBC's Keith Olbermann its first annual Molly Ivins Award. The award was is in honor of the muckraking Ivins, who died of breast cancer in January at 62. The award "is intended to recognize a journalist or media figure whose... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Olbermann Gets Molly Ivins Award - Posted May 9, 2007
Right now in Midtown, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) is giving MSNBC's Keith Olbermann its first annual Molly Ivins Award. The award was is in honor of the muckraking Ivins, who died of breast cancer in January at 62. The award "is intended to recognize a journalist or media figure whose... [FishbowlNY]

IMUS UPDATE: Sopranos Actor Appears On Imus | Imus Says He Will 'Make Every Effort' To Hire Blacks | Advertisers Pull Out - Posted April 11, 2007
Recapping the latest movement in the Imus imbroglio Yesterday, Imus said he would "make every effort" to book and hire blacks for his embattled radio show. Meanwhile, the mounting boycott among advertisers and cautiousness by frequent guests didn't stop Sopranos actor Steven Sch... [morningmedianewsfeed]

IMUS UPDATE: Sopranos Actor Appears On Imus | Imus Says He Will 'Make Every Effort' To Hire Blacks | Advertisers Pull Out - Posted April 11, 2007
Recapping the latest movement in the Imus imbroglio Yesterday, Imus said he would "make every effort" to book and hire blacks for his embattled radio show. Meanwhile, the mounting boycott among advertisers and cautiousness by frequent guests didn't stop Sopranos actor Steven Sch... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 04.03.07 - Posted April 3, 2007
Good morning Washington. Lots and ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.28.07 - Posted March 28, 2007
Good morning Washington. Permanent reporter's notebook? Hmm... no. Most of you go for whatever's around and available. An ABC release announced that "World News with Charles Gibson" was "the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers" for the week of March 19-23. Averaging ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.19.07 - Posted March 19, 2007
Most of your brackets are already broken. Stupid Duke. More on AssignmentZero. "For Bookstores, a Real Page-Turner: Digital or Paper? Take Your Pick." Look out ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.05.07 - Posted March 5, 2007
Has Anna Nicole Smith finally lost her intrigue? "ABC News nipping at NBC's heels" Amy Gahran asks a good question. "Why is it that I've never ... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann To Interview Valerie Plame In New York - Posted March 2, 2007
Not technically a "get" for MSNBC, but Keith Olbermann will conduct an exclusive public interview with Valerie Plame on what is universally known to be the best day to conduct an intellectual discussion of First Amendment rights — that is, of course, St. Patrick's Day. The event, sponsored by the First Amendment... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Olbermann To Interview Valerie Plame In New York - Posted March 2, 2007
Not technically a "get" for MSNBC, but Keith Olbermann will conduct an exclusive public interview with Valerie Plame on what is universally known to be the best day to conduct an intellectual discussion of First Amendment rights — that is, of course, St. Patrick's Day. The event, sponsored by the First Amendment... [FishbowlNY]

Olbermann Slams Anderson: 'He's The Only Person Who Has Not Been Informed That He Is A Marketing Experiment' - Posted February 22, 2007
Is that the new contract talking? Keith Olbermann sounds off on the cable competition in the latest issue Rolling Stone [via TVNewser]: Anderson Cooper: "...He is the only person who has not been informed that he... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Olbermann Slams Anderson: 'He's The Only Person Who Has Not Been Informed That He Is A Marketing Experiment' - Posted February 22, 2007
Is that the new contract talking? Keith Olbermann sounds off on the cable competition in the latest issue Rolling Stone [via TVNewser]: Anderson Cooper: "...He is the only person who has not been informed that he... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC Gets Four More Years Of Olbermann - Posted February 15, 2007
After the rumored entertaining of offers from CNN and others, Page Six and Bill O'Reilly favorite Keith Olbermann is re-upping with MSNBC for four more years as host and managing editor of Countdown. As reported by TVNewser yesterday, a conference call is slated for noon EST. Interesting note to Olbermann's new deal:... [morningmedianewsfeed]

MSNBC Gets Four More Years Of Olbermann - Posted February 15, 2007
After the rumored entertaining of offers from CNN and others, Page Six and Bill O'Reilly favorite Keith Olbermann is re-upping with MSNBC for four more years as host and managing editor of Countdown. As reported by TVNewser yesterday, a conference call is slated for noon EST. Interesting note to Olbermann's new deal:... [FishbowlNY]

Taking Out The Trash, 01.22.07 - Posted January 22, 2007
Oooh! George Stephanopolous beat out Tim Russert. Will the ratings say the same? An NBC release announced that "Meet The Press with Tim Russert" topped "the competition in all categories during the week ending Sunday, January 14," attracting 4.511 million total viewers. That is 30% more than CBS's "Face the Nation", 44%... [FishbowlDC]

More of Olbermann's Anti-Bush Commentary - Posted January 8, 2007
We missed Keith Olbermann's frothing over President Bush last week, but thanks to Mr. Media, we've taken a look. This time, he goes after the prez: for "sacrificing" 3,003 American servicemen and women for spouting "palpable nonsense" for ignoring Americans tell... [morningmedianewsfeed]

More of Olbermann's Anti-Bush Commentary - Posted January 8, 2007
We missed Keith Olbermann's frothing over President Bush last week, but thanks to Mr. Media, we've taken a look. This time, he goes after the prez: for "sacrificing" 3,003 American servicemen and women for spouting "palpable nonsense" for ignoring Americans tell... [FishbowlNY]

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