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Expanded Evening, Morning Newscasts for Malaysia Flight 17, Israeli Ground Offensive - Posted July 17, 2014
As wall-to-wall coverage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 and the launch of the ... [TVNewser]

Eric Cantor Loss is 'Shocking,' 'Stunning' and All-Encompassing on Cable News - Posted June 10, 2014
Jaws dropped in network newsrooms across the country tonight as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his congressional primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat... [TVNewser]

In Profile: Lou Dobbs, Sandra Smith - Posted December 2, 2013
The Los Angeles Times talks to FBN anchor Lou Dobbs about how he's slimmed down since his CNN days: "There were two periods when I lost control of my weight: when I was part of the team building CNN in 1980, and the other time was building the CNN financial network... [TVNewser]

Maria Bartiromo Leaving CNBC For FBN - Posted November 18, 2013
Breaking: Maria Bartiromo is leaving CNBC to join Fox Business. "After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24," a CNBC spoke... [TVNewser]

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

The Most Watched Cable News Shows in May Were... - Posted June 1, 2013
May was a busy news month, led by a devastating tornado in Moore, Okla., the Jodi Arias trial verdict, and a string of political scandals coming out of Washington, D.C. As we noted earlier this week, all the cable news networks except MSNBC were up for the month. Fox News had the... [TVNewser]

Megyn Kelly Takes on Dobbs, Erickson: 'Who Died and Made You Scientist-in-Chief?' - Posted May 31, 2013
Megyn Kelly took on Fox Business host Lou Dobbs and Fox News contributor Eri... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Greta, Amanpour, BBC - Posted May 31, 2013
Greta Van Susteren is not happy with some of her colleagues. The FNC anchor and prolific blogger took to GretaWire to ask: "Have these men lost their minds?" speaking of FBN host ... [TVNewser]

Explosions at Finish Line of the Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
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The Top Cable News Programs in Q1 2013 Were... - Posted April 4, 2013
As usual, Fox News Channel's programming topped the competition in the first quarter of 2013. The network notched the top 13 programs among total viewers and the top six in the A25-54 demographic. "The O'Reilly Factor" was the number one show on Fox News and cable news overall, averaging 2.88 million... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Kent, Dobbs, Beast - Posted April 1, 2013
Fox Business Network has hired Jo Ling Kent as a business reporter, based in New York. Kent joins FBN from NBC O&O WVIT in Hartford, CT. Kent previously worked for ABC News, CNN and as an embed for NBC News during the 2012 election. Speaking of FBN, Lou Dobbs ... [TVNewser]

The Truth About Rachel Uchitel's Tweet and A Birthday Party For Ed Rollins - Posted March 20, 2013
When it comes to Wednesdays at Michael's, the early bird might not always get the best table, but today it did land me something of a timely scoop. Some time before noon, I spotted Rachel Uchitel, the woman whose texts to Tiger Woods helped bring down th... [FishbowlLA]

The Truth About Rachel Uchitel's Tweet and a Birthday Party for Ed Rollins - Posted March 20, 2013
When it comes to Wednesdays at Michael's, the early bird might not always get the best table, but today it did land me something of a timely scoop. Some time before noon, I spotted Rachel Uchitel, the woman whose texts to Tiger Woods helped bring down the golf legend and launched... [Fishbowl NY]

The Truth About Rachel Uchitel's Tweet and a Birthday Party for Ed Rollins - Posted March 20, 2013
When it comes to Wednesdays at Michael's, the early bird might not always get the best table, but today it did land me something of a timely scoop. Some time before noon, I spotted Rachel Uchitel, the woman whose texts to Tiger Woods helped bring down the golf legend and launched... [FishbowlNY]

The Most Watched Cable News Shows In February Were... - Posted February 27, 2013
February 2013 was a mixed bag for cable news. While there was lots of news happening, with the exception of the State of the Union and coverage of the Carnival Triumph, not much really broke out among viewers. Fox News, the cable news leader, led the competition with the top 13... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In January Were... - Posted January 30, 2013
Putting aside special event programming like coverage of the President's inauguration, January was a typical month for cable news. The top program in all of cable news in both total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demo was Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor." The show averaged 2.86 million total viewers, including... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs Of 2012 Were... - Posted January 4, 2013
With the final 2012 ratings now in, we can take a look back at what the most-watched cable news programs were in 2012. Note that this does not include special programming like elections or debates, just regularly scheduled shows. The number one show on cable news in both total viewers and the... [TVNewser]

2012 Business News Ratings: CNBC Declines, FBN Grows - Posted December 19, 2012
CNBC, which in April will celebrate 24 years on the air, is not having a stellar 2012 in the ratings department. And while it still doubles or even more than triples the viewership of its only rated competitor Fox Business (Bloomberg is not publicly rated), CNBC is declining while FBN is... [TVNewser]

Les Moonves: 'I learned a long time ago not to give Jeff Zucker advice' - Posted December 4, 2012
TVNewser was at this morning's Viewpoints breakfast sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and headlined by CBS CEO Les Moonves. M... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In November 2012 Were... - Posted November 29, 2012
November was a strong month for cable news, bolstered by the election early on. Fox News, as usual, held the top spot in both the total viewer and adults 25-54 metrics, and secured the top eight programs in total viewers and the top two slots in the demo. Note: this ranker... [TVNewser]

2012 Election Ratings: A Split Decision At The Business Networks - Posted November 8, 2012
In addition to the broadcasters and "big three" cable news channels, the cable business networks provided election coverage of their own on Tuesday night. Not surprisingly, the ratings were much, much smaller than the other networks, and much closer too. From 7 PM to 1 AM, CNBC averaged 322,000 total viewers, while... [TVNewser]

The Top Cable News Programs In October 2012 Were... - Posted November 3, 2012
October 2012 was a big one for cable news, thanks in large part to the Presidential debates, and the final leg of the campaign. The debates help boost programs, generating a "halo effect" that had an impact on the top cable news programs. Fox News Channel led the way as usual,... [TVNewser]

FBN's Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
FOX Business Network will provide live continuous election night coverage on Tuesday beginning at 5pmET hosted by anchor and Managing Editor Neil Cavuto. FBN's Stuart Varney... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs Wasn't a Fan Of Candy Crowley's Debate Performance - Posted October 22, 2012
In a (rather terse) interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs talks politics and debates with ... [TVNewser]

25 Years After The 1987 Stock Market Crash - Posted October 19, 2012
25 years ago today Wall Street had a massive stock market crash, nicknamed "Black Monday." Back in 1987, there were no cable business channels, and the only real cable news channel was CNN. Update: I forgot FNN, which would go on to be acquired by CNBC. While many things have changed, some... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Witness, Dobbs, Baumgartner - Posted October 19, 2012
HBO is debuting a four part documentary series about war zone photojournalists in November. The series, "Witness," airs Monday nights at 9 PM starting Nov. 5. Each special takes viewers to a different part of the world, and chronicles the challenges of photojournalists there. The locations are Juarez, Libya, South Sudan... [TVNewser]

Fox Business Turns Five - Posted October 18, 2012
Five years ago this week, Fox Business Network launched in some 30 million homes, and with a big party at the Met. We thought it was time to take a look back... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Williams, Clinton, Dobbs... - Posted October 11, 2012
The man that NBC's Brian Williams calls his role model, local Elmira anchor Carl Proper, has died. In an interview with WETM last night, Williams remembered Proper as the "local go-to guy in so many ways." ... [TVNewser]

Bette Midler, Blythe Danner and Chris Noth's Advice for President Obama - Posted October 10, 2012
If you felt the tremors in midtown around noon, it's because 55th and Fifth nearly buckled under the weight of all the star power at Michael's today. Between the Hollywood A-listers (Bette Midler, ... [FishbowlLA]

The Top Cable News Programs In Q3 2012 Were... - Posted October 3, 2012
Q3 2012 was a very strong one for MSNBC, which managed to have two shows in the top 10 in the demo for the quarter. Fox News Channel led the way as usual, scoring the top 10 programs in total viewers, and the top six in the demo. As usual, "The O'Reilly... [TVNewser]

'Lou Dobbs Tonight' Tops 'Kudlow Report' Among Younger Viewers in Q3 - Posted October 1, 2012
Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs continues to make inroads against CNBC's ... [Fishbowl NY]

'Lou Dobbs Tonight' Tops 'Kudlow Report' Among Younger Viewers in Q3 - Posted October 1, 2012
Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs continues to make inroads against CNBC's ... [FishbowlNY]

Lou Dobbs: My First Big Break - Posted September 6, 2012
Lou Dobbs wasn't having much fun working in commercial banking. He thought TV news would be more exciting. So he packed his bags for Yuma, Arizona and got a job covering local politics and crime for KBLU radio and TV -- for $75 a week. "There was a certa... [TVNewser]

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

Dobbs Tops Kudlow In July - Posted July 30, 2012
Fox Business Network is still far behind CNBC in total day and primetime, but it seems to be finding its groove in at least one key hour: 7 PM, where "Lou Dobbs Tonight" topped CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" in the adults 25-54 demo in J... [Fishbowl NY]

Dobbs Tops Kudlow In July - Posted July 30, 2012
Fox Business Network is still far behind CNBC in total day and primetime, but it seems to be finding its groove in at least one key hour: 7 PM, where "Lou Dobbs Tonight" topped CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" in the adults 25-54 demo in J... [FishbowlNY]

Dobbs Tops Kudlow In July - Posted July 30, 2012
Fox Business Network is still far behind CNBC in total day and primetime, but it seems to be finding its groove in at least one key hour: 7 PM, where "Lou Dobbs Tonight" topped CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" in the adults 25-54 demo in J... [TVNewser]

What's on Lou Dobbs' Information Plate? - Posted July 27, 2012
FBN's Lou Dobbs reveals his information diet to AdWeek, about what media he consumes: TV, magazines, Apps, Twitter, etc. A... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs On 'The Good Wife,' And An Independence Day Win - Posted July 12, 2012
Fox Business Network anchor Lou Dobbs talks to syndie entertainment newsmagazine "The Insider" about his guest appearance on the CBS drama "The Good Wife," and producing his FBN show. Dobbs tells "The Insider" it takes "about 12 hours to get to one hour." Elsewhere, ... [TVNewser]

The Weekend Ticker: Concordia, Jobs, Lockup - Posted July 7, 2012
CNN's Dan Rivers investigates safety issues in the cruise industry focusing on the Costa Concordia disaster in January. Rivers takes an in-depth look at the multiple failures and consequences of that night. "Cruise to Disaster" airs tonight on CNNI at 9pmET and tomorrow on CNN/U.S. at 8pmET. FBN's ... [TVNewser]

Cable Network Ranker: Week of June 25 - Posted July 4, 2012
The Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's health care law didn't make much of a dent in the overall cable network rankings last week. As usual Fox News was the top cable news channel for the week of June 25. The network placed 4th in primetime among ad-supported cable networks with 1.77... [TVNewser]

Dobbs Tops Kudlow For a Whole Week - Posted June 19, 2012
For the first time, Fox Business Network's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" topped CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" head to head in total viewers at 7 PM for a whole week last week. In the key adults 25-54 demo ... [TVNewser]

FBN's Liz Claman on the LA Kings Stanley Cup Victory - Posted June 12, 2012
[caption id="attachment_132530" align="alignright" width="368" caption="FBN anchors Liz Claman & David Asman with Cmsr. Gary Bettman of the NHL and the FBN crew on "After the Bell" May 9"][/caption]For Fox Business anchor Liz Cl... [TVNewser]

'Money with Melissa Francis' Debuts Monday on Fox Business - Posted May 30, 2012
Melissa Francis, who joined Fox Business Network from CNBC in December, launches her new show Monday. "Money with Melissa Franc... [TVNewser]

CNBC Making Major Pitch For 'CNBC Smart' Block - Posted May 15, 2012
CNBC is making a major pitch to advertisers for its original primetime programming, which it re-branded last Fall as "CNBC Smart." CNBC has been pushing "CNBC Smart" heavily to media buyers in the last month or so, a buyer at one of the major agencies tells TVNewser. The pitch was that the... [TVNewser]

How's Erin Burnett Doing Almost 8 Months in on 'OutFront?' - Posted May 9, 2012
Since launching her show "OutFront" on CNN last October, Erin Burnett has struggled to gain traction. Burnett peaked in her second month drawing 510K Total Viewers and 140K A25-54 viewers in November 2011. But the numbers have slid every month si... [TVNewser]

FBN Milestone, A Weekly Win Over CNBC - Posted April 10, 2012
For the first time in its 4 1/2 year life, a program on the Fox Business Network has topped a show on CNBC for an entire week in both Total Viewers and younger viewers. Last week, in head-to-head competition at 7pmET, "Lou Dobbs Tonight" beat "The... [TVNewser]

How's 'Lou Dobbs Tonight' Doing, One Year After Launching on FBN? - Posted March 13, 2012
Lou Dobbs will celebrate one year of hosting his "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on Fox Business Network tomorrow. After spending most of his career at CNN, Dobbs joined FBN... [TVNewser]

Primetime Shakeup at FBN: Bolling, Asman, Napolitano Shows Dropped - Posted February 9, 2012
A major overhaul is coming to Fox Business Network's primetime programming later this month. The network is dropping three shows, hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano, ... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs Talks FBN, GOP Race on 'The Daily Show' - Posted January 31, 2012
Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs was a guest on "The Daily Show" last night. He talked to Jon Stewart about the GOP primaries and the media coverage of the economy. "We just report the facts," Dobbs said of FBN. "Now when did that start?" Stewart replied. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Fox News and FBN Personalities Ring NASDAQ Bell - Posted January 31, 2012
As we reported yesterday, a number of Fox News personalities rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ this morning. FNC's Greta Van Susteren, along with FBN's Lou Dobbs, ... [TVNewser]

Celebrating 10 Years at #1, Fox Newsers to Ring Opening Bell at NASDAQ - Posted January 30, 2012
Ten years ago Fox News Channel overtook CNN as the #1 cable news network, in both Total Day viewing and in primetime. When January 2012 ratings come in tomorrow morning, the network will mark 10 straight years a... [TVNewser]

HBO Releases 'Game Change' Trailer - Posted December 21, 2011
As we have c... [Fishbowl NY]

HBO Releases 'Game Change' Trailer - Posted December 21, 2011
As we have c... [FishbowlNY]

'The Next List' With Sanjay Gupta To Premiere Sunday - Posted November 8, 2011
"The Next List," a newly-developed CNN program, now has an official debut date and host. CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay G... [TVNewser]

Steve Jobs Dies: Network and Cable News Coverage - Posted October 5, 2011
The news of Steve Jobs' death broke around 7:35pmET. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Steve Jobs Dies: Network and Cable News Coverage - Posted October 5, 2011
The news of Steve Jobs' death broke around 7:35pmET. ... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Jobs Dies: Network and Cable News Coverage - Posted October 5, 2011
The news of Steve Jobs' death broke around 7:35pmET. ... [TVNewser]

Latino Rights Groups Want KFI's John and Ken Fired - Posted September 29, 2011
KFI's John Kobylt and Kenneth Chiampou, better known as John and Ken, are a conser... [GalleyCat]

Latino Rights Groups Want KFI's John and Ken Fired - Posted September 29, 2011
KFI's John Kobylt and Kenneth Chiampou, better known as John and Ken, are a conser... [FishbowlLA]

Business Networks Plan Primetime Coverage As Dow Slides Nearly 400 Points - Posted September 22, 2011
In the wake of a 391-point market slide today, all three business networks are planning live primetime coverage tonight. CNBC will be live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a special report, "Markets in Turmoil," anchored by Brian Sullivan ... [Fishbowl NY]

Business Networks Plan Primetime Coverage As Dow Slides Nearly 400 Points - Posted September 22, 2011
In the wake of a 391-point market slide today, all three business networks are planning live primetime coverage tonight. CNBC will be live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a special report, "Markets in Turmoil," anchored by Brian Sullivan ... [FishbowlNY]

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

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

Fox Business Network No Longer Losing Money - Posted August 11, 2011
Nearly four years since it launched, Fox Business Network is finally no longer bleeding cash. On his quarterly earnings call yesterday, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch said that FBN was "cash break even." Of course, not ... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs Talks The Economy, Politics on NBC - Posted August 2, 2011
Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs ventured into enemy territory last night, appearing on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Dobbs spoke to Fallon about the economy, the 2012 election, just three floors above MSNBC's main studios in 30 Rockefeller Plaza. ... [TVNewser]

Couches, Cobi and Comcast at the Cable Show - Posted June 16, 2011
The 2011 Cable Show is in full gear in Chicago, and as usual a number of high-profile TV news personalities are in attendance to moderate panels, host shows and sign autographs. Fox News Channel's Steve Doocy made an appearance at the Fox ... [TVNewser]

Maria Bartiromo becomes first female journalist inducted into Cable Hall of Fame - Posted June 15, 2011
[caption id="attachment_71510" align="alignright" width="333" caption="CNBC's Maria Bartiromo presented the Cable Hall of Fame award by Larry Satkowiak, CEO of The Cable Center. (Photo: Oscar Einzig)"][/caption] The Cable Show, the trade show for the National Cable Television Association, is underway this week in Chicago. And last nig... [TVNewser]

Is there a chance Lou Dobbs will take Glenn Beck's FNC timeslot? 'None that I can see' - Posted April 15, 2011
FBN's Lou Dobbs talks with TVGuide's Stephen Battaglio about his newish Fox Business show, and whether he might be eying a leap to the mothership: TV Guide Magazine: When I heard Glenn Beck was leaving, I thought 'I could see L... [TVNewser]

FBN's Kevin Magee: 'We know when they find us, they like what they see' - Posted March 25, 2011
Fox Business Network, the 3-and-half year old sibling to Fox News Channel, enters a new era Monday as the network becomes a full service client of Nielsen. As we revealed yesterday, the network has a long road ahead to catch ma... [TVNewser]

What being a Nielsen client means for FBN: 'We're having more discussions with more people' - Posted March 24, 2011
As we reported yesterday, Fox Business Network is going to be publicly rated starting Monday. For the first time, advertising clients, competitors and, well, we will be able to see how the network is performing on a day-to-day basis. It's taken 3... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs returns to anchor chair tonight - Posted March 14, 2011
Lou Dobbs is returning to a regular cable news hosting gig tonight with Fox Business Network's "Lou Dobbs Tonight." Daily News... [TVNewser]

Fox Business Officially Slates 'Lou Dobbs Tonight' - Posted March 3, 2011
Fox Business Network has announced that "Lou Dobbs Tonight" will debut March 14 at 7 PM. So what can viewers expect? From FBN: Dobbs will be joined by a variety of experts each night to examine the news of the day with a focus on how i... [TVNewser]

2010 TVNewser Challenge Results; You Guys Are Smart - Posted December 29, 2010
On New Year's Eve 2009 we trotted out the TVNewser Poll machine and asked you to make some predictions for 2010. We asked: Which cable news network will draw the most viewers for the 2010 State of the Union? CNN 23% C-SPAN... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs on FBN - Posted November 19, 2010
Lou Dobbs made his debut on Fox Business last night, which was the anchor's first time in-studio at FBN since joining the network. He was interviewed by ... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs talks FBN on 'The O'Reilly Factor' - Posted November 13, 2010
Lou Dobbs was on "The O'Reilly Factor" last night talking to Bill O'Reilly about ... [TVNewser]

Ted Turner: New FBN Hire Lou Dobbs 'Was a Little Over the Top on the Immigration Issue' at CNN - Posted November 12, 2010
CNN founder Ted Turner appeared on Fox Business Network yesterday to talk about renewable energy. But as long as he was there, anchor Brian Sullivan asked him about one of his original CNN hires, Lou Dobbs. "He is a good friend of mine, and I wis... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs Joins FBN. 'I can't wait to make whatever contribution I can to Fox Business' - Posted November 10, 2010
A year after a surprising, mid-week departure from CNN, Lou Dobbs has landed a new on-air role, at Fox Business Network. Beginning early next year Dobbs will host his own daily program at time... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs: 'If everyone at CNN had been fired for stupid things, they wouldn't have anyone to fill up the air.' - Posted October 19, 2010
Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs appearing on Julie Menin's show on NYNonstop, the digital channel of WNBC in New York, continued to bash his former employer, but had a sense of optimism about the new leadership. On Rick Sanchez: "Aside from t... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs: Background Checking His Employees Would Be 'Racial Profiling' - Posted October 8, 2010
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Lou Dobbs, 'Nation' Reporter Spar on 'The Last Word' - Posted October 8, 2010
Last night, as promised, former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs appeared on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" to debate Isabel Macdonald, the reporter for The Nation who wrote the s... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs to Appear on 'The Last Word' Tonight - Posted October 7, 2010
Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs will be appearing on "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" tonight on MSNBC. Dobbs will address the report by The Nation that ... [TVNewser]

Busted: Anti-Immigrant Zealot Lou Dobbs Hired Illegal Immigrants - Posted October 7, 2010
? Surprise surprise, another rich, anti-illegal immigrant mouthpiece... [FishbowlLA]

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]

CNN Shift: Lou Dobbs on Jon Klein - Posted September 25, 2010
There is no love lost between ex-CNN anchor Lou Dobbs and Jonathan Klein, the man who fired him in Novem... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs' Daughter Becomes Million Dollar Baby - Posted July 20, 2010
We know Lou Dobbs got a nice payout when he departed CNN last year. Now, his daughter has the distinction of being the youngest horse-show rider to win a million dollars on the circuit. Over... [TVNewser]

Daryn Kagan on Octavia Nasr Controversy: "CNN Blew It" - Posted July 8, 2010
"CNN blew it", former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan tweeted today. She's referring to the network parting ways with its senior editor of Middle East affairs, Octavia Nasr... [TVNewser]

The NY Times on the Dylan Ratigan Movement - Posted June 28, 2010
The New York Times' Brian Stelter profiles MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan in Monday's media section. The focus of the profile i... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs on CNN's New 8pm Hires: 'Good Lord Almighty' - Posted June 24, 2010
TVNewser columnist Gail Shister asked former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs what he thinks about CNN's recent hiring of Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs to Speak at Tea Party Convention - Posted May 17, 2010
The National Tea Party Unity Convention has lined up former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs to speak at their upcoming convention in Las Vegas. "I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to address the Tea Party," says Dobbs in a ... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs Slams MSNBC, GE - Posted April 15, 2010
In an interview with GQ former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs doesn't rule out a run for the White House, but does rule out an appearance on MSNBC. Dobbs, who has been booked on CNBC, says a request to appear on MSNBC is not in the cards. "Do you think they'd have the... [TVNewser]

The Two Funniest Journos in Washington Are... - Posted April 9, 2010
What passes for funny amongst journalists? Nipples. The word f--k. Ann Coulter's boobs. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) being the hue of burnt sienna. And the National Press Club turning the Edward R. Murrow room into an RNC bondage bar. Journalists performing stand-up in the National Press... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Richard Roth Marks 30 Years of Being 'Shot Out of a Cannon' - Posted April 5, 2010
The day before his 30th anniversary at CNN, senior United Nation's correspondent Richard Roth was doing his first live shots from his new (temporary) studio at the UN. It's a cramped space down the hall from Al-Jazeera English, BBC, CBC, and NHK that the ne... [TVNewser]

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

Ted Koppel, Boris Karloff, and Peter Lorre in a '57 Chevy - Posted March 15, 2010
At a recent Q&A at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, veteran newsman Ted Koppel discussed his concerns about journalistic standards as anonymous reporters on the web become more popular. He also told an amusing story about his days as a copy boy when he ended up driving Peter Lorre... [TVNewser]

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

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

Cable News as a Breeding Ground, and Stopover, For Once and Future Politicians - Posted February 15, 2010
MSNBC calls itself The Place for Politics, but the NBC news channel as well as Fox News, CNN, and CNBC are under the microscope for paying politicians to be analysts, who are out of office now, but may not be for long. Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Chris Mat... [TVNewser]

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

Lou Dobbs: 'Hell Yes I'm Changing My Tune' - Posted January 27, 2010
On a segment that took an extra two-weeks to air -- it was postponed following the earthquake in Haiti -- "Nightline" anchor Terry Moran profiles the two Lou Dobbs: "Angry Lou... and affable Lou." Dobbs, a long-time CNN anchor who recently le... [TVNewser]

Schultz for Senate? - Posted January 6, 2010
The latest in a string of speculated TV newsers as elected officials...Ed Schultz. On MSNBC this morning, Schultz said that North Dakota Democratic leadership has formally asked him to consider running for Sen. Dorgan's seat in Senate. Schultz said he isn't ruling it out but it's too soon to say... [FishbowlDC]

Lou Dobbs: 'True Believer or Ideological Mercenary?' - Posted January 4, 2010
Fortune's David A. Kaplan talks with former CNN host Lou Dobbs, who's now been off the airwaves -- the TV ones anyway -- for nearly two months. Right now, depending on whom you ask, Dobbs is the most despis... [TVNewser]

Happy New Year From FishbowlNY! - Posted December 31, 2009
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Happy New Year From FishbowlNY! - Posted December 31, 2009
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December Cable News Ratings: FNC Far Out Front; HLN Growing; MSNBC 2nd in Primetime, 5th in Daytime; CNN 4th in Prime, 2nd Overall - Posted December 30, 2009
Here is the cable news ratings breakdown for the month of December 2009, which ended Sunday, Dec. 27: Fox News finished out 2009 on top in every category. "Glenn Beck" was the program with the biggest year-to-year gain, up 79% in Total Viewers (138% in the A25-54 demo) compared to "America's News... [TVNewser]

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

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

Would Geraldo Rivera Really Quit if FOX Hires Lou Dobbs? - Posted December 21, 2009
Over the weekend, the Daily News reported that Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has told Fox News f... [TVNewser]

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

CNBC on Lou Dobbs: 'He Is Not Going to Work for CNBC' - Posted December 1, 2009
That was fast. After a report earlier today that Lou Dobbs "has held talks" with CNBC, the network's chief spokesman Brian Steel sent TVNewser this statement tonight: "We are not in talks or negotiating with Lou Dobbs. He is not going to work for CN... [TVNewser]

Tis The Season...For Person Of The Year Polls - Posted December 1, 2009
Since it's now December (eek) the year that was 2009 is coming to a close. And you know what that means: for the next few weeks, end of the year lists and "best of" retrospectives will be filling up all of the magazines and Web sites that we love to read. In... [Fishbowl NY]

Tis The Season...For Person Of The Year Polls - Posted December 1, 2009
Since it's now December (eek) the year that was 2009 is coming to a close. And you know what that means: for the next few weeks, end of the year lists and "best of" retrospectives will be filling up all of the magazines and Web sites that we love to read. In... [FishbowlNY]

Lou Dobbs To CNBC? - Posted December 1, 2009
MediaDecoder reports Lou Dobbs "has held talks with the business news network CNBC in recent weeks." Decoder's Brian Stelter writes Dobbs, "is likely to make a decision about his post-CNN career this month, two people with knowledge of the discussions say." As TVNewser noted last month, when D... [TVNewser]

Senate a First Stop for Dobbs? - Posted November 25, 2009
The NY Times reports that former-CNNer Lou Dobbs is not only mulling a future presidential campaign, but is also looking into the New Jersey U.S. Senate seat held by Robert Menendez: A spokesman played down the idea of a presidential race, but said Mr. Dobbs was taking seriously the idea of running... [TVNewser]

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

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

Dobbs Talks About CNN Departure on 'Daily Show' - Posted November 19, 2009
Lou Dobbs, formerly of CNN, sat down with Jon Stewart last night for an interview on "The Daily Show." Stewart brought out a live Mexican mariachi band to play the introductory music for the segment. "Jon Klein the president of CNN told me point blank that the network was going to... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart Interviews Lou Dobbs - Posted November 19, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlLA]

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

Dobbs to Appear on 'Daily Show' - Posted November 17, 2009
•After high-profile appearances on FNC's "O'Reilly Factor" and NBC's "Today" show, former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs will sit down with Jon Stewart for... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs "Surprised, Flattered" by O'Reilly Offer - Posted November 17, 2009
Lou Dobbs "would be delighted" to join Bill O'Reilly as a semi-regular contributor, Dobbs says. Dobbs, who resigned from CNN on the air last week, was "surprised and very flattered" when O'Re... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Offers Lou Dobbs a "Semi-Regular" Contributor Role - Posted November 16, 2009
Lou Dobbs continued his media rounds tonight with his first TV interview since leaving CNN, on "The O'Reilly Factor." (He'll be talking with TVNewser tomorrow). Dobbs talked about what led to his departure, his coverage of the birther movement, a possible future in politics and the shot fired at his home... [TVNewser]

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

More Debate About Dobbs - Posted November 16, 2009
Got 10 minutes? Check out this clip from "Reliable Sources" (before CNN pulls it off YouTube). Radio talker Chris Plante, along with media critics David Zurawik and Eric Deggans debate the departure of Lou Dobbs. Says Zurawik: "Jonathan Klein fired a nice shot across ... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs' Next Step: TV? Politics? First, Rapprochement - Posted November 15, 2009
The AP's David Bauder gets the first post-CNN interview with Lou Dobbs. Although the decision to leave was characterized as mutual, Dobbs said he approached [CNN president Jo... [TVNewser]

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

Dobbs to Appear on O'Reilly - Posted November 13, 2009
•Less than a week after abruptly announcing his resignation from CNN after nearly 30 years with the network, Lou Dobbs will make his first post-CNN appearance on Fox News' "O'Reilly Factor," ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 11.13.09 - Posted November 13, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! MSNBC threw Jeff Corwin a party at Occidental last night to celebrate "100 Heartbeats," a book and documentary on endangered species and climate change. What we... [FishbowlDC]

Lou Dobbs|HuffPost Sports|More AP Layoffs To Come?|News Corp. May Join Time Inc.'s "Hulu For Magazines"|Late Night Writing Staffs Lack Ladies - Posted November 12, 2009
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Lou Dobbs|HuffPost Sports|More AP Layoffs To Come?|News Corp. May Join Time Inc.'s "Hulu For Magazines"|Late Night Writing Staffs Lack Ladies - Posted November 12, 2009
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Lou Dobbs: 'We're Going to Explore a Lot of Options' - Posted November 12, 2009
Today on his radio program, Lou Dobbs responded to a caller who said that he'd like to see Dobbs on Fox News: "It's a very kind thought. It's very flattering that you would think about where you'd like me to go. But right now, I haven't even begun to get... [TVNewser]

Guest Post: The Lou Dobbs I Know - Posted November 12, 2009
John Towriss, CNN's former Deputy Washington Bureau Chief writes about the Lou Dobbs he knew. Towriss spent 22 years at CNN, departing in 2002. I've been gone from CNN for a half dozen years but during my 21 years there and as another CNN original like Lou Dobbs I had... [TVNewser]

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

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

Lou Dobbs Leaving CNN, Oh Snap - Posted November 12, 2009
Our TVNewser colleagues got wind that Lou Dobbs would announce last night that he was leaving CNN, effective immediately. Here's his statement: ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Morning Reading List 11.12.09 - Posted November 12, 2009
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Lou Dobbs Leaves CNN - Posted November 12, 2009
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Lou Dobbs Leaves CNN - Posted November 12, 2009
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Journalist and Author Lou Dobbs Leaving CNN - Posted November 12, 2009
Yesterday TVNewser reporter Kevin Allocca broke the news that Lou Dobbs, the author of "... [GalleyCat]

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]

CNN's Klein: Network Not Going to Run 'Cartoons' for Ratings - Posted November 5, 2009
In the LA Times, Matea Gold examines CNN's recent prime time rati... [TVNewser]

About That Shot Fired at Lou Dobbs' Home - Posted October 31, 2009
On his radio show Monday, CNN host Lou Dobbs revealed that someone fired a shot at his house earlier this month. And while the New Jersey State police continue to investigate, the shooter or the intended target may never be known. Dobbs lives in the wooded, rolling hills in remote Sussex... [TVNewser]

Police Investigating Shot Fired at Lou Dobbs' Home - Posted October 29, 2009
On his radio show this week, Lou Dobbs told his listeners that someone fired a shot at his remote New Jersey home earlier this month, while his wife was standing outside. "My house has been shot and hit... This shot was fired, with my wife not 15 feet away," said Dobbs. "It's... [TVNewser]

October '09 Ratings: CNN Fourth in Prime Demo - Posted October 27, 2009
CNN slipped to fourth place in the prime time demo in October averaging 190k viewers, falling behind Fox News (583k), MSNBC (239k), and sister network HLN (191k) making October the worst month this year. The network was third in Total Viewers in prime time with 679k, behind dominant FNC and second-place... [TVNewser]

The John Stossel-Lou Dobbs 'I Know You Are, But What Am I?' Fight - Posted October 27, 2009
On his FoxBusiness.com blog, network newcomer John Stossel responds to... [TVNewser]

Dobbs Rips Stossel - Posted October 23, 2009
On his radio show, CNN's Lou Dobbs called John Stossel, now on staff at Fox, a "self-important ass" who has "his own brand of myopic idiocy." The... [TVNewser]

CNN, MSNBC Ban Appearances on Imus? - Posted October 19, 2009
Earlier on "Imus in the Morning," Don Imus announced, "Lou Dobbs, the grassy knoll nut from CNN, was supposed to be on this morning, but he called up and canceled because apparently somebody there at... [TVNewser]

CNN Will Not Air Anti-Dobbs Ad During 'Latino in America' - Posted October 15, 2009
Though there were reports today that CNN would air the "Drop Dobbs" anti-Lou Dobbs ad (below) during the "Latino in America" series next week, CNN says it will not be running it. The Chicago Tribune's Swamp reports, "Medi... [TVNewser]

Today's Reading List 10.12.09 - Posted October 12, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video Hope you're enjoying a three-day Columbus Day weekend. Happy Birthday to Chris Wallace (h/t Playbook). And now, hopefully, everything you need to know in DC media today in one post... NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | AW... [FishbowlDC]

Will Lou Dobbs Head to Fox Business? - Posted October 12, 2009
NY Times' Brian Stelter reports that CNN anchor Lou Dobbs recently met with FNC/FBN chairman Roger Ailes... [TVNewser]

Around the MB Blogs: Dobbs, Malveaux, Pittsburgh - Posted September 25, 2009
Today around mediabistro: > WebNewser reports on the group America's Voice, which is using Facebook ads to specifically target CNN and other media employees with its anti-Lou Dobbs fund-raising campaign. > FishbowlDC ... [TVNewser]

Reporters Shouted Down During Values Voter Summit - Posted September 18, 2009
Brian Mooar, who reports for NBC's affiliate news service and often appears on MSNBC, was doing a live shot from the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC this afternoon. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.17.09 - Posted September 17, 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 know and what we're reading this Thursday mor... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Joy Behar's New Show Part Of HLN's "Estrogen-Heavy Lineup" - Posted September 8, 2009
When Joy Behar's new HLN talk show premieres three weeks from tonight, it joins an evening lineup the AP's David Bauder ... [TVNewser]

FBLA Exclusive: CNN is Auditioning Talent for New Show - Posted September 8, 2009
According to our CNN source, the "most trusted name in news" is casting for a new Crossfire type of Hannity and Colmes show. Meaning: they're auditioning liberal personalities and conservative personalities to co-host one show. Way to really break the mold, CNN. No word on who or what the show wou... [FishbowlLA]

Critics Still Taking Aim at Lou Dobbs - Posted August 14, 2009
CNN host Lou Dobbs can't seem to get himself out of the media crosshairs since the birthers controversy began more than three weeks ago.... [TVNewser]

Dobbs Trying to Make Peace with Dean? - Posted August 13, 2009
It appears CNN's Lou Dobbs is trying to make amends with Howard Dean. Days after calling the one-time presidential candidate a "bloodsucking leftist" who could only be stopped with "a stake t... [TVNewser]

No More Talk Radio Hosts on CNN? - Posted August 11, 2009
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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]

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]

Sotomayor Confirmed|Bloomberg To Air Charlie Rose|Advance Publications Rescinds "No Layoffs" Pledge|What Happened To Lou Dobbs? - Posted August 6, 2009
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Sotomayor Confirmed|Bloomberg To Air Charlie Rose|Advance Publications Rescinds "No Layoffs" Pledge|What Happened To Lou Dobbs? - Posted August 6, 2009
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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]

Today's Media Headline Rundown With Jason And Matt On The Menu - Posted August 4, 2009
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Today's Media Headline Rundown With Jason And Matt On The Menu - Posted August 4, 2009
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CNN Keeps Anti-Dobbs Ad off Air; Will Broadcast on FNC, MSNBC - Posted August 4, 2009
CNN has taken a roundabout route to have a ad produced by Media Matters, directed at Lou Dobbs, kept off its airwaves. Media Matters went to local cable systems, which meant CNN couldn't simply decline the ad as that decision is left up to the local cable providers. Instead, CNN openly objected... [TVNewser]

What's Dobbs' Standing at CNN? - Posted August 3, 2009
The AP recap of the Lou Dobbs controversy surrounding the "birther" movement asks the simple question many of you have asked: "How does Lou Dobbs keep his job?" As we were ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.03.09 - Posted August 3, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Monday mo... [FishbowlDC]

Lou Dobbs' Ratings Decline During Birther - Posted July 31, 2009
It's been more than two weeks since CNN's Lou Dobbs first began his coverage of the birther movement. The NY Observer's Felix Gillette assessed Dobbs' ratings and found they "have continued to go down" during that time. From "July 15 through July 28," writes Gillette,... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.31.09 - Posted July 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. Above, check out ... [FishbowlDC]

So, Where Does that Lou Dobbs - Bill O'Reilly Booking Stand? - Posted July 30, 2009
On Monday night, Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly stood up for CNN's Lou Dobbs who was facing ... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs "A Grassy Knoll Nut?" - Posted July 30, 2009
FNC's Chris Wallace was on Don Imus' radio show this morning talking about, among other things, coverage of the birthers. "Clearly the birth certificate story is not worth talking about," said Wallace. Imus went one further saying Lou Dobbs' coverage ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Jon Klein Plays Defense at TCA - Posted July 29, 2009
This week at the Television Critics Association press tour, CNN President Jon Klein had to defend his network after two weeks in the public eye following Lou Dobbs' coverage of the "birthers" movement. During a three-hour panel Klein continued t... [TVNewser]

Will Lou Dobbs Appear on "The O'Reilly Factor" to Discuss Birthers? - Posted July 29, 2009
Toward the end of his show last night, Bill O'Reilly answered viewer emails all relating to the issue of the birthers. Then, he announced this: "By the way I think we're going to have Lou Dobbs on this program t... [TVNewser]

On The Menu: Erin Andrews, Zappos and Lou Dobbs - Posted July 23, 2009
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On The Menu: Erin Andrews, Zappos and Lou Dobbs - Posted July 23, 2009
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Morning Reading List 07.23.09 - Posted July 23, 2009
Fox News' Wendell Goler, CBS' Chip Reid, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Responds to Lou Dobbs Radio Waves About Barack Obama Birthplace - Posted July 22, 2009
CNN is separating itself from the radio commentary of one of its lead hosts, Lou Dobbs. The LATimes' James Rainey calls out Dobbs for a recent thread that's been c... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Frei, Maddow, Diamond... - Posted June 12, 2009
> BBC World News America, anchored by Matt Frei, posted a .14 rating in the A25-54 demo on Monday, tying CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight, reports Broadcasting & Cable. Last week the broadcast averaged a .10.... [TVNewser]

Jane Velez-Mitchell Reair At 9pmET Until New Behar Show Launches - Posted June 11, 2009
While Joy Behar's new program won't debut until the fall, the ... [TVNewser]

Lou Dobbs' Ratings Down, May Be Replaced on HLN - Posted June 10, 2009
The New York Observer's Felix Gillette writes about the decline of Lou Dobbs' ratings on CNN, as he continues "the nightly slicing and dicing of the 44th president's economic policies." Mr. Dobbs' 7 p.m. program on CNN averaged 657,000 total viewers and 181,000 in the key 25-to-54 demographic — numbers that were... [TVNewser]

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]

TWT Partners w/ CBS Radio Affiliate WHFS 1580 - Posted May 18, 2009
The Washington Times kicked off a partnership WHFS-1580 AM today that will provide listeners with a 'top of the hour' newscast plus 30-second features from TWT's newsroom. WHFS features a daily lineup of conservative talk-radio hosts, including Glenn Beck, Fred Thompson, ... [FishbowlDC]

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

Lou Dobbs Protesters Target CNN's DC Bureau - Posted May 1, 2009
Politico's Michael Calderone reports staffers at CNN's Washington, D.C. bureau "have been urged not to 'openly display CNN identification when entering or leaving the building' today, due to an expected protest of ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 05.01.09 - Posted May 1, 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. It is day 102 covering the Obama administration a... [FishbowlDC]

Lou Dobbs in Top 10 Again, Bill O'Reilly Moves Up 10 Spots - Posted April 29, 2009
According to HitWise, for the third week in a row, the Lou Dobbs page on CNN.com was in the Top 10 of most-visited cable TV show Websites last week. Dobbs was #9 overall; #7 when children's programs are excluded. Big movers among the Top 25 include FoxNews.com's O'Reilly Factor page jumping to... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Morning Reading List 04.20.09 - Posted April 20, 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 91 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Limbaugh Challenge - Posted April 7, 2009
In a recent LA Times Op-Ed piece, conservative Andrew Klavan criticized the liberals who complained about Rush ... [FishbowlLA]

Dobbs, Denzel at 2009 Horatio Alger Association Awards - Posted April 6, 2009
Master of Ceremonies CNN's Lou Dobbs. Photos courtesy of our friends at Qorivs. CNN's Lou Dobbs was the Master of Ceremonies at the 2009 Horatio Alger Association Induction Ceremon... [FishbowlDC]

Lunch: Ben Bradlee -- Fewer Newspapers May Not Be 'Such A Bad Thing' - Posted April 1, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was truly a head-spinning afternoon at Michael's today. The joint was jumping with so many movers and shakers we could barely keep up with all the goings on, but we did a few laps around the dining room to catch up with the boldface names and those media... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Ben Bradlee -- Fewer Newspapers May Not Be 'Such A Bad Thing' - Posted April 1, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was truly a head-spinning afternoon at Michael's today. The joint was jumping with so many movers and shakers we could barely keep up with all the goings on, but we did a few laps around the dining room to catch up with the boldface names and those media... [FishbowlNY]

Program Notes: Dobbs, Maddow, Quick... - Posted April 1, 2009
• CNN's Lou Dobbs will have the first "exclusive live" interview with new GM CEO, Fritz Henderson. It takes place at 7pmET tonight. • MSNBC's Rachel Maddow interviews former Secretary of State ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.27.09 - Posted March 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 67 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Lou Dobbs In Top 10 of Most Visited Cable News Show Websites - Posted March 26, 2009
According to HitWise, the Lou Dobbs page on CNN.com was the most visited cable news network show online last week. Dobbs drew a 1.59% share, finishing 9th overall. • Click here to see the top cable shows... Among the broadcast networks, ABC.com was #1 last week while Fox's "American Idol" had the #1... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Howard Kurtz Calls Out Bernie Goldberg For Canceling on Him - Posted February 1, 2009
Today on Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz called out Bernard Goldberg for canceling this morning's appearance on the show. KURTZ: Before we go to break, author Bernard Goldberg ... [TVNewser]

Myers: "To Think That We Could Affect Weather All That Much Is Pretty Arrogant" - Posted December 19, 2008
CNN meteorologist Chad Myers questioned the claim that global warming was manmade during last night's Lou Dobbs Tonight — in the wake of the snowfall in Las Vegas. "You know, to think that we could affect weather ... [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]

The Morning Ticker: Amanpour, Dobbs, Mitchell... - Posted December 3, 2008
> Christiane Amanpour appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote tomorrow's special airing at 9pmET/PT on global genocide. Amanpour will also take questions on the issue on CNN.com Live tomorrow at 1pmET.... [TVNewser]

Will Conservative List Help Rather's Case? - Posted November 17, 2008
The New York Times' Jacques Steinberg writes about the newest information in the Da... [TVNewser]

Turner to Dobbs: "You're So Mean and Nasty To The Illegal Immigrants" - Posted November 12, 2008
Today's Ted Turner post revolves around a stop at his old stomping ground at Time Warner. Portfolio.com's Jeff Bercovici writes ... [TVNewser]

What If Tucker Carlson Were On That Panel Looking into Rathergate? - Posted November 10, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist George Will says he would never do it. Lou Dobbs calls it "a novel idea" but can't imagine doing it. ... [TVNewser]

D.L. Hughley Not CNN's First Try At Comedy - Posted November 10, 2008
From a TVNewser tipster: CNN piloted a comedy news show just after the '84 election. It was called "The Last Laugh" and was hosted by Richard Belzer and PJ O'Rourke. It was shot in front of a live audience at Caroline's Comedy club in NYC and had guests, ... [TVNewser]

Was Roger Ailes Considered For CBS Panel? - Posted November 7, 2008
The newest development in the Dan Rather case relates to CBS' independent panel investigation into Rather's 60 Minutes II report on President... [TVNewser]

Election Night on CNN: A Look Back - Posted November 4, 2008
The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. has a 17-picture gallery looking back at CNN's Election Night coverage, beginning just "five months after the news network's launch." In 1980, it was Lou Dobbs and Bella Abzug... [TVNewser]

Contemporary World Issues, with Mr. Dobbs - Posted October 31, 2008
Students in seven high schools across the country were joined by CNN's Lou Dobbs yesterday in a live teleconference during their Contemporary World Issues classes. The Huntsville Times (AL) ... [TVNewser]

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

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

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

Morning Reading List, 10.02.08 - Posted October 2, 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]

Attention Media: Sarah Palin Has a Great Appreciation For You - Posted October 1, 2008
"I've read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 09.23.08 - Posted September 23, 2008
Good morning Washington. Do you know what grocery store this is? (Hint: It's in Rep. Bilbray's district). Email us if you do. (And, after the jump, find out just who that young journo was that we posted yesterday...and who guessed it correctly). Got a blind item, interesting link... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.11.08 - Posted September 11, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Dobbs' Convention Continues Off Air - Posted September 9, 2008
Lou Dobbs doesn't just play Lou Dobbs on TV. TVNewser attended Dobbs' first Independent Convention broadcast last night, as the CNN anchor is focusing this week on independent voters in the wake of the DNC and RNC. When the broadcast ended just after 8pmET, Dobbs got ready to l... [TVNewser]

Has The Media Been Unfair to Sarah Palin? - Posted September 9, 2008
Days before Gov. Sarah Palin sits down for her first big interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, we put the issue of press fairness to a poll. But first, some notes. • According to ... [TVNewser]

Dobbs Finds Cafferty Question "Amusing" - Posted August 21, 2008
Yesterday's Cafferty Files during The Situation Room found Jack Cafferty asking, "In light of the tightening polls, does Barack Obama now have to go negative against ... [TVNewser]

"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]

Dobbs Taking Up Brown's Time - Posted August 13, 2008
An emailer asks: "What was up with Lou Dobbs running 2:03 into the 8p hour (election center)?" We checked TVEyes, and Dobbs did, in fact, run until at least 8:02:00 last night into the time slot of Campbell Brown: Election Center. It's rare for prime time cable news pro... [TVNewser]

July Ratings: CNN's Growth in Prime Demo - Posted July 29, 2008
CNN showed more growth in the weekday A25-54 demo during prime time (8pm-11pmET) than any other cable news network in July. Campbell Brown: Election Center at 8pmET is up 33% in demo, 20% in Total Viewers from last July's Paula Zahn Now. Lou Dobbs ... [TVNewser]

LAT Dust Up -- The Fall of the Paper Blamed on Illegals! - Posted July 8, 2008
Today's question was: What's eating the L.A. Times? Would the paper be better off outside the Tribune Co. empire? All week, Marc Cooper and ... [FishbowlLA]

CNN Declares Its Independence - Posted July 4, 2008
CNN's newest promo campaign sounds like it could be for just their 7pmET show, Lou Dobbs Tonight. The newest push has been CNN positioning itself as the "independent" network, in contrast to how it views FNC and MSNBC. ... [TVNewser]

LAT In 90 Seconds -- Blog Edition - Posted July 1, 2008
Web Scout: David Sarno gets Violet Blue's side of the weird BoingBoing controv... [FishbowlLA]

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

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, 12.18.07 - Posted December 18, 2007
Good morning Washington. Don Rumsfeld resigned a year ago today and Brad Pitt, Keith Richards and Christina Aguilera all turn a year older today. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.19.07 - Posted November 19, 2007
Good morning Washington. National Journal reports, "Average time spent consuming news on a typical workday," broken down by type of Washingtonian. The Pew Talk Show Index for November 4-9 ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's "Hype Machine?" - Posted July 23, 2007
CBS's Public Eye co-editor, Matthew Felling, says that "CNN has stretched the definition of news to a nearly incomprehensible level" in promoting tonight's CNN/YouTube debate. Annoyed, he started counting how many times the CNN networks, mentioned the event: "CNN and Headline News have now discussed tonight's 'groundbreaking' and 'first of... [TVNewser]

Immigrants Rally In Lou Dobbs Masks - Posted July 16, 2007
We told you they were gonna ... EARLIER: Immigrants To Rally In Lou Dobbs Masks ... [Fishbowl NY]

Immigrants Rally In Lou Dobbs Masks - Posted July 16, 2007
We told you they were gonna ... EARLIER: Immigrants To Rally In Lou Dobbs Masks ... [FishbowlNY]

Immigrants To Rally In Lou Dobbs Masks - Posted July 13, 2007
In Milwaukee, no less: MEDIA ADVISORY WISCONSIN Group ASKS: DO YOU HAVE TO BE LOU DOBBS TO HAVE A VOICE IN THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE? Group Will Don Masks of the Popular CNN Host at Milwaukee Courthouse and Immigration Office WHAT: Members of the grassroots immigration group Voces de la F... [Fishbowl NY]

Immigrants To Rally In Lou Dobbs Masks - Posted July 13, 2007
In Milwaukee, no less: MEDIA ADVISORY WISCONSIN Group ASKS: DO YOU HAVE TO BE LOU DOBBS TO HAVE A VOICE IN THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE? Group Will Don Masks of the Popular CNN Host at Milwaukee Courthouse and Immigration Office WHAT: Members of the grassroots immigration group Voces de la F... [FishbowlNY]

Journo Ringtones - Posted June 19, 2007
This is, admittedly, a trend we'd like to see more of: Media ringtones. You can have Chris Matthews yell "Let's play Hardball!" every time your cell phone rings (but, come on, we'd much rather hear his "HA!" laugh. Who will make FishbowlDC's day and send us a .wav of that?!?). What are... [FishbowlDC]

Robbed At The Mirror Awards - Posted June 14, 2007
Andersen, Auletta, Kurtz also shut out The first annual Mirror Awards were presented at a Meredith Vieira-hosted luncheon today at the W hotel in Midtown, and our mediabistro.com mothership — a finalist in the media information services category — lost to ... [Fishbowl NY]

Robbed At The Mirror Awards - Posted June 14, 2007
Andersen, Auletta, Kurtz also shut out The first annual Mirror Awards were presented at a Meredith Vieira-hosted luncheon today at the W hotel in Midtown, and our mediabistro.com mothership — a finalist in the media information services category — lost to ... [FishbowlNY]

Will CNN Ever Issue A Correction For Lou Dobbs? - Posted May 30, 2007
The New York Times has never been a friend of CNN's Lou Dobbs. (Smarmy mentions in Frank Rich op-eds? Check. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Will CNN Ever Issue A Correction For Lou Dobbs? - Posted May 30, 2007
The New York Times has never been a friend of CNN's Lou Dobbs. (Smarmy mentions in Frank Rich op-eds? Check. ... [FishbowlNY]

Dobbs' 60 Minutes Interview Reaches New, Awkward Extreme - Posted May 8, 2007
Some fallout over 60 Minutes' bizarre interview with Lou Dobbs on Sunday. Quick background in case you missed it: Leslie Stahl went after Do... [Fishbowl NY]

Dobbs' 60 Minutes Interview Reaches New, Awkward Extreme - Posted May 8, 2007
Some fallout over 60 Minutes' bizarre interview with Lou Dobbs on Sunday. Quick background in case you missed it: Leslie Stahl went after Do... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 05.08.07 - Posted May 8, 2007
Good morning Washington. You don't like the The Note's new three-part format. The Royals dislike journos as much as American politicians (and the Washingtonian has more ... [FishbowlDC]

Partying With The King - Posted April 19, 2007
King and his wife flank the Trumps The short hallway between the "Pool Room" and bar acted as a sort of cosmic, generational media portal last night at the Four Seasons, where a pair of cocktail parties — one celebrating Larry King's 50 years in broadcasting (a.k.a the "old people room"), the... [Fishbowl NY]

Partying With The King - Posted April 19, 2007
King and his wife flank the Trumps The short hallway between the "Pool Room" and bar acted as a sort of cosmic, generational media portal last night at the Four Seasons, where a pair of cocktail parties — one celebrating Larry King's 50 years in broadcasting (a.k.a the "old people room"), the... [FishbowlNY]

Anderson Cooper | Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. | Lou Dobbs | Jane Pratt | Bono - Posted April 4, 2007
Times: Packs up to "futuristic, transparent tower." [NYO] Lou Dobbs: To contribute to CBS' Early Show. [... [Fishbowl NY]

Anderson Cooper | Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. | Lou Dobbs | Jane Pratt | Bono - Posted April 4, 2007
Times: Packs up to "futuristic, transparent tower." [NYO] Lou Dobbs: To contribute to CBS' Early Show. [... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 04.04.07 - Posted April 4, 2007
Good morning Washington. It's close, but most of you would not encourage your kids to go into journalism. See the First Quarter Program Rankings. An ABC release announced that "W... [FishbowlDC]

Ken Auletta, Interplanetary Reporter? - Posted January 16, 2007
Ok, so maybe he hasn't gotten his Neptune dateline yet, but New Yorker media writer Ken Auletta has covered pretty much every other corner of the media galaxy. His recent profile of Lou Dobbs, for example, pegged the outspoken anchor's yearly compensation at $6 million -- a figure that has been... [Fishbowl NY]

Ken Auletta, Interplanetary Reporter? - Posted January 16, 2007
Ok, so maybe he hasn't gotten his Neptune dateline yet, but New Yorker media writer Ken Auletta has covered pretty much every other corner of the media galaxy. His recent profile of Lou Dobbs, for example, pegged the outspoken anchor's yearly compensation at $6 million -- a figure that has been... [FishbowlNY]

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