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Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted 5 days, 3 hours ago
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted 5 days, 3 hours ago
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DC Media Cover Downed Malaysia Airlines Jet - Posted July 17, 2014
This morning, a Malaysia Airlines jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down along the Ukraine/Russia border. Anderson Cooper quickly took over coverage for CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

Malaysia Airlines Jet Shot Down in Ukraine - Posted July 17, 2014
Cable news networks scrambled this morning to cover a Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down along the Ukraine/Russia border. All three broadcast networks provided special coverage of the crash. NBC News cut in at 11:39amET with Matt Lauer... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Dares Brian Williams to Take Ice Bucket Challenge - Posted July 15, 2014
It's 81 degrees in New York City today, but on this morning's "Today" show, Matt Lauer was likely quite a bit colder. Responding to a challenge issued by Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman, Lauer participated in the "ice bucket challenge," which has fairly simple rules: record yourself getting a bucket... [TVNewser]

Critics Sip on 'Shark-Tinis' at Sharknado 2 Premiere - Posted July 15, 2014
Monday night's screening at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles was, appropriately enough, poolside at the Beverly Hilton. Among those in attendance: Chuck Barney, critic for the Contra Costa Times and other Bay Area newspapers. From his ... [Fishbowl NY]

Critics Sip on 'Shark-Tinis' at Sharknado 2 Premiere - Posted July 15, 2014
Monday night's screening at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles was, appropriately enough, poolside at the Beverly Hilton. Among those in attendance: Chuck Barney, critic for the Contra Costa Times and other Bay Area newspapers. From his ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC Olympics Nominated for Four Primetime Emmys - Posted July 11, 2014
Among the Emmy nominations announced yesterday, NBC Sports is up for four Creative Arts Emmy nominations for the 2014 Sochi Opening Ceremony. The ceremony, hosted by Matt Lauer, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 30 - Posted July 11, 2014
"Good Morning America" wins another week in the mornings in both viewers and the younger demo, but NBC's "Today" posted its closest total viewer gap with "GMA" since the Winter Olympics in Sochi. "Today" cut the gap, which still gives "GMA" a +311,000 viewer lead, by 59% vs. the ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Shares Wedding Details on 'Today' - Posted July 9, 2014
Katie Couric visited her former show this morning to promote an upcoming "Stand Up To Cancer" telecast and share details from her recent ... [TVNewser]

Who Will Be the Next Hosts of 'The View'? - Posted July 7, 2014
The results are in from last week's TVNewser poll on who the next hosts of "The View" will be: Ann Curry... [TVNewser]

'Today' Show Women Defend Matt Lauer's Question to GM CEO - Posted July 3, 2014
This morning, Matt Lauer readdressed the controversy surrounding a question he asked General Motors CEO M... [TVNewser]

NBC News Boss Thanks Staff for 'Extraordinary Week' - Posted June 29, 2014
NBC News president Deborah Turness emailed her staff on Friday, thanking them for "driving the success we've seen for such great results." Turness pointed to three big interviews by ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Says His Question To GM's Mary Barra About Being A Mom & CEO Wasn't Sexist - Posted June 27, 2014
Matt Lauer has faced quite a bit of backlash since he interviewed GM CEO Mary Barra ... [AgencySpy]

Lauer on Barra Question: I Would Have Asked a Male CEO 'Exactly the Same Thing' - Posted June 27, 2014
Matt Lauer has been in the news the last couple of days -- not just for his high-profile interviews with the sister of a duchess... [TVNewser]

Mary Barra Tells Matt Lauer: No Cover-Up at GM - Posted June 26, 2014
Mary Barra sat down with Matt Lauer this morning on TODAY, and we think you'll agree that the questions he lobbed her way were a bit softer than those she received from Congress earlier this month. ... [PRNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Steps Down | Broadcasters Beat Aereo - Posted June 26, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Steps Down | Broadcasters Beat Aereo - Posted June 26, 2014
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The Afternoon Ticker: Williams, Knight, Walters - Posted June 23, 2014
Brian Williams will receive the 2014 Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award from Temple University in September. Williams joins Anderson Cooper, ... [TVNewser]

Can Matt Lauer Pull off the Shorts Suit? - Posted June 21, 2014
Matt Lauer showed off his new summer threads Friday on "Today," displaying his shorts suit outfit. "I looked at myself a second ago, I don't think I look quite as great," Lauer said, saying he doesn't look as good as musician Pharrell Williams does in shorts suit. "That time you spent in the... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Casey Kasem Dies at 82 | FCC to Investigate Netflix Dispute - Posted June 16, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Casey Kasem Dies at 82 | FCC to Investigate Netflix Dispute - Posted June 16, 2014
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How Are Two of TV News' Facebook Newbies Faring? - Posted June 13, 2014
Facebook got two new high-profile members this week from the television news world. "Today" host Matt Lauer and Fox News anchor Me... [Lost Remote]

Megyn Kelly Fans Will 'Like' This - Posted June 13, 2014
Megyn Kelly juggles a lot as a Fox News primetime anchor and mother of three, and last night, she added one more title to the list: Facebook user. // ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Extends Contract with Today - Posted June 13, 2014
Matt Lauer, everyone's favorite (uh, okay, not everyone's favorite) morning show host is going to be around for a few more years. Lauer has signed a contract extension with Today, a show he first started ... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer Extends Contract with Today - Posted June 13, 2014
Matt Lauer, everyone's favorite (uh, okay, not everyone's favorite) morning show host is going to be around for a few more years. Lauer has signed a contract extension with Today, a show he first started ... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer to Stay with 'Today' - Posted June 13, 2014
Matt Lauer has re-signed with NBC News, remaining as "Today" show co-anchor. The NYTimes ... [TVNewser]

The Best | Attack at Will | Ending Well - Posted June 10, 2014
AllFacebook: Facebook has launched a "Trending World Cup" hub that aggregates highlights of soccer players flopping and not scoring goals. TVNewser: Speaking of Facebook, ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Best | Attack at Will | Ending Well - Posted June 10, 2014
AllFacebook: Facebook has launched a "Trending World Cup" hub that aggregates highlights of soccer players flopping and not scoring goals. TVNewser: Speaking of Facebook, ... [FishbowlNY]

Look Who Just Joined Facebook... - Posted June 10, 2014
After 10 years, the long wait is over: Matt Lauer has joined Facebook. // ... [TVNewser]

With This New Morning TV Star Joining, is Facebook No Longer Cool? - Posted June 10, 2014
He says he doesn't like to rush into things, but after 10 years, NBC "Today" host Matt Lauer has finally decided to join Facebook. "As Savannah [Guthrie] now tells me, Facebook is no longer cool because I'm joining," Lauer joked in his first Facebook post, a video announcing that he's joined the... [Lost Remote]

Bill O'Reilly: BlackBerrys, iPhones Causing People to Create Their Own 'Bubble' - Posted June 6, 2014
While speaking with Matt Lauer this morning, Bill O'Reilly's gave his take on Hillary Clinton's potential run for president, the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap, and how mobile and second screen devices are causing people to create their own universes. "They don't know now," O'Reilly answered La... [TVNewser]

The NBC Ticker: Mancini, 'Skywire,' Dads - Posted June 5, 2014
The AP's John Mancini is joining NBC News as the director of digital newsgathering. In a note to staff, SVP of worldwide newsgathering David Verdi said the hire "is the next step in our transformation to creating content for all our users and viewers no matter how they choose to get... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer to Jimmy Fallon: 'I Gotta Get Up Early for the 'Today' Show, so Cut the Bullsh*t' - Posted June 5, 2014
Popping up on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last night, Matt Lauer grew tired of Fallon ignoring his audience's wishes. "Stop beating around the bush, listen to your audience, listen to that man...it's for his wife," Lauer implored Fallon, who had been declining his audience's request to perform the "Gangnam Style"... [TVNewser]

Sheila Balistreri Signs Off From KTUU - Posted June 2, 2014
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Is Willie Geist 'the Next Matt Lauer'? - Posted May 31, 2014
Since Willie Geist joined the "Today" show in 2012, ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Cover Pres. Obama's Statement on VA Controversy - Posted May 21, 2014
The broadcast networks cut in with special coverage of President Obama's statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal that left dozens of veterans in Phoenix dead waiting for medical care. ABC News broke in at 10:57amET with George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

One Year Later, Networks Return to Moore, OK - Posted May 20, 2014
One year after an EF5 tornado killed 24 people in Moore, the cable and broadcast networks are back in the Oklahoma town to cover the first anniversary of the devastating storm. All the anchors and correspondents in Moore this year also covered the tornado's aftermath from Oklahoma last year. [gallery columns="5" ids="225556,225557,225558,225559,225560"... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Cover 9/11 Museum Dedication Ceremony - Posted May 15, 2014
[gallery ids="225119,225120,225121"]Broadcast networks broke in for special coverage of the 9/11 Memorial Museum opening this morning, where President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke. ABC News broke in at 10:05amET with George Stephanopoulos anchoring from New York. "World News" weekend anchor ... [TVNewser]

Special Coverage Planned for 9/11 Memorial Museum Opening - Posted May 14, 2014
The broadcast networks are planning special coverage tomorrow of the opening of the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Pres. Obama will speak at the dedication between 10-11amET. ABC News has already announced it will carry his remarks live. This morning on "Today," NBC's Matt Lauer got a first look inside the... [TVNewser]

Turness: 'Homegrown Talent with Perhaps a Few Surprises' to Fill In For Savannah Guthrie - Posted May 8, 2014
NBC News president Deborah Turness talks to The New York Times' Bill ... [TVNewser]

Luke Russert Pens New Introduction to Tim Russert's 'Big Russ and Me' - Posted May 7, 2014
NBC's Luke Russert has written a new introduction to his father, the late Tim Russert's best-seller "Big Russ and Me," on its 10th anniversary. This morning on "Today," Matt Lauer asked Luke Russert, now that he works in TV news, if he sees his father... [TVNewser]

Josh Elliott on 'GMA' Departure: 99 Percent of Rumors Were 'Whole Cloth Fiction' - Posted May 6, 2014
On the same weekend he made his NBC Sports debut at the Kentucky Derby, former "Good Morning America" news anchor Josh Elliott poured cold water on the flurry of rumors born after his "GMA" ... [TVNewser]

FishbowlNY Newsstand: Your Morning at a Glance - Posted May 5, 2014
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FishbowlNY Newsstand: Your Morning at a Glance - Posted May 5, 2014
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Your Saturday Guide to White House Correspondents' Weekend - Posted May 1, 2014
Tonight marks the start of White House Correspondents' Weekend and we have your Saturday lineup. From the 2014 Annual Garden Brunch to a new and ticketed "Secret" brunch, of course the dinner, and to... [FishbowlDC]

TVNewsers Honored at TIME 100 Gala - Posted April 30, 2014
[caption id="attachment_223344" align="alignleft" width="280"] Barbara Walters and Charlie Rose at the TIME 100 Gala. (Getty Images)[/caption] TVNewsers turned up last night to celebrate TIME's 100 most-influential people. This year, CBS's ... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie Dreamt She Kissed a Colleague; Matt Lauer Hates the Orange Couch - Posted April 30, 2014
It's National Honesty Day, honestly. So this morning the "Today" show anchors revealed a truth they've been keeping secret. "I had a dream that I kissed a member of the 'Today' show cast who shall remain nameless," Savannah Guthrie admitted. "Male or female?"... [TVNewser]

'Today' Show Hosts Share Prom Pictures - Posted April 24, 2014
In honor of prom season and Throwback Thursday, the "Today" show hosts shared their own prom pictures this morning. Tamron Hall -- who was voted "Best Dressed" at her prom -- said she "obviously dressed as Scarlett O'Hara," while Matt Lauer joked about his oversized bowtie. "That bow tie was actually... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric: My First Big Break - Posted April 22, 2014
Katie Couric's transition from daytime talk show host to global news anchor for Yahoo News, is just another turning point for the journalist best known for her years as co-anchor of NBC's "Today" show. Couric says timing and luck have been on her side. As Couric tells us in our latest... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric's First Big Break Came While She Was a Reporter at WRC - Posted April 22, 2014
Katie Couric's life in TV news included stops at WRC in Washington and as a Pentagon correspondent for NBC News. Her current transition from daytime talk show host to global news anchor for Yahoo News, is just another turning point for the journalist best known as co-anchor of the "Today" show.... [FishbowlDC]

The Hollywood Reporter's Annual '35 Most Powerful People in New York Media' - Posted April 16, 2014
Television news executives and personalities are well represented on The Hollywood Reporter's annual "35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" list. From the executive ranks: CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president D... [TVNewser]

Jon Bon Jovi, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie Honored for Service - Posted April 10, 2014
USA WEEKEND held their Make a Difference Day Luncheon today at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, with special guests Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Jon Bon J... [FishbowlDC]

Jon Bon Jovi, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie Honored for Service - Posted April 10, 2014
USA WEEKEND held their Make a Difference Day Luncheon today at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, with special guests Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Jon Bon J... [PRNewser]

The Ticker: FNC Special, 'Sunday Morning,' O'Reilly - Posted April 10, 2014
As the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings draws closer, Fox News will present "Fox News Reporting: Terror Strikes Boston" tonight at 10pmET. The special will feature eyewitnesses, runners, family members, and Boston police giving first-hand accounts of the bombings and subsequent manhunt. "CBS Sunday Morning" delivered 6.04 million total viewers... [TVNewser]

Heather Childers Isn't the First Anchor to Mix Up the NCAA and the NAACP - Posted April 9, 2014
This morning the "Today" show played a clip of Fox News anchor Heather Childers who mistakenly called the UConn Huskies "the 2014 NAACP national champs." Of course, they're the NCAA champions. Childers corrected herself on air, and on Twitter wrote, "Just misspoke. Fuel 4 late night comics ;)" "I guess you guys... [TVNewser]

TV News Covers Pittsburgh-Area High School Stabbings - Posted April 9, 2014
All three cable news networks covered a school stabbing spree that happened at a Pittsburgh-area high school this morning, where at least 20 are currently injured after a male student started stabbing people. It isn't clear yet if he stabbed only students, or a mix of students and adults. Fox News first... [Fishbowl NY]

TV News Covers Pittsburgh-Area High School Stabbings - Posted April 9, 2014
All three cable news networks covered a school stabbing spree that happened at a Pittsburgh-area high school this morning, where at least 20 are currently injured after a male student started stabbing people. It isn't clear yet if he stabbed only students, or a mix of students and adults. Fox News first... [FishbowlNY]

TV News Covers Pittsburgh-Area High School Stabbings - Posted April 9, 2014
All three cable news networks covered a school stabbing spree that happened at a Pittsburgh-area high school this morning, where at least 20 are currently injured after a male student started stabbing people. It isn't clear yet if he stabbed only students, or a mix of students and adults. Fox News first... [TVNewser]

NBC News Toasts Cheryl Gould: 'She Came to the Newsroom With a Fresh Perspective' - Posted April 8, 2014
Current and former NBC News talent, executives and producers gathered at 30 Rock last night to celebrate Cheryl Gould, who is ... [TVNewser]

Should 'Today' Have Called George W. Bush Interview Exclusive? - Posted April 4, 2014
This morning on "Today," Jenna Bush Hager interviewed her father, former President George W. Bush, about an exhibition of his portraits of world leaders that opens tomorrow at the Bush Presidential Library in... [TVNewser]

Hillary Clinton Sees Media Double Standard Toward Women - Posted April 4, 2014
At a "Women in the World" event in New York City last night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her view of a double standard in how women are tal... [TVNewser]

Al Roker Recovering From Shoulder Surgery - Posted April 3, 2014
With Al Roker recovering from shoulder surgery, a 2D version of Mr. Roker appeared in Rockefellre Pllaza (right). This morning Matt Lauer said Roker's doing well following t... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Amazon Unveils Fire TV | Strahan to Join GMA | Peabody Award Winners - Posted April 3, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Amazon Unveils Fire TV | Strahan to Join GMA | Peabody Award Winners - Posted April 3, 2014
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Too Much | Jumping the Sharknado | Bad Moves - Posted April 2, 2014
AllFacebook: Study confirms that there are too many idiots sharing too many articles on Facebook. Or something close to that. TVNewser: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Too Much | Jumping the Sharknado | Bad Moves - Posted April 2, 2014
AllFacebook: Study confirms that there are too many idiots sharing too many articles on Facebook. Or something close to that. TVNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Josh Elliott Leaves ABC for NBC Sports: 'No News Role Has Been Discussed' - Posted April 2, 2014
Josh Elliott is joining NBC, not to be the next Matt Lauer, he says, but because he "grew up with a love of sports that is unrivaled." Elliott was introduced as the ne... [TVNewser]

Yesterday, NBC's 'Today' Had an Awkward April Fool's Joke - Posted April 2, 2014
ICYMI: The cast of NBC's 'Today Show' tried to break out the funny on April Fool's Day. More specifically, newly blushing soon-to-be bride Savannah Guthrie and her executive producer. As in, on live television. And that's when the #TVFail awkward moment happened for all of us to enjoy. Guthr... [PRNewser]

Matt Lauer, Al Roker Jump the 'Sharknado' - Posted April 2, 2014
In a great feat of corporate synergy, NBC News anchors Matt Lauer and Al Roker will have bit parts in the sequel to Syfy's "Sharknado" appropriately titled... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Slide Special, HLN @ Night, Unconscious & Uncoupled - Posted March 31, 2014
The Weather Channel will air a primetime special on the deadly mudslide in Washington State. "A Town Mourns: The Washington Mudslide" airs tomorrow at 8pmET. HLN has shot a pilot for a new late night talk show. Titled "Weekly Mashup," the show would be hosted by KIIS-FM D.J. Chuey Martinez, ... [TVNewser]

NBC News Airs Special Report on Pres. Obama, Pope Francis Meeting - Posted March 27, 2014
NBC News was the only broadcast news network to provide a network special report of President Obama's first meeting with Pope Francis this morning. Matt Lauer broke in at 5:13amET as the president arrived at the Vatican, with correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Ben Sherwood's Disney Promotion 'Came Together Between Space Mountain and Dumbo' - Posted March 24, 2014
ABC News president Ben Sherwood will be taking the red eye back to New York tonight from Los Angeles, along with his new title: Co-president of Disney/ABC. In his first interview since ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Elliott, Lauer, Peabodys - Posted March 24, 2014
Page Six reports "GMA" anchor Josh Elliott is looking for a more than 500% raise to stay with ABC News. Elliott, who is currently making about $1.2 million, is seeking $8 million a year. ABC is willing to go as high as $4 million. The current contract expires in f... [TVNewser]

Networks Cover Announcement: 'MH370 Ended in the Southern Indian Ocean' - Posted March 24, 2014
The broadcast networks all interrupted their programming around 10amET to cover the Malaysian Prime Minister's announcement that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "ended in the southern Indian Ocean." [gallery ids="218548,218549,218552"] ABC News aired a special report with "Good Morning America's" Josh Elliott anchoring along with correspondent ... [TVNewser]

O'Bama's St. Paddy's Day Statement on Ukraine - Posted March 17, 2014
Notably drunk and with lips as green as a leprechaun's pecker, President Obama raised a glass to "those crazy a$$#@%#s in Crimea" at a short press conference today on the Ukrainian crisis. He also gave a "special shout-out" to Russian President Vladimir Putin who he said "acted all hard and s#%t,"... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Authorizes Sanctions on Russian Officials - Posted March 17, 2014
Speaking from the White House press briefing room shortly before 11amET, President Obama announced he is authorizing sanctions against Russian officials over this weekend's Crimea vote. "As I told President Putin yesterday, the referendum in Crimea was a clear violation of Ukrainian constitutions and international law and it will not be recognized... [TVNewser]

'We Are So Not Feeling Your Apps' - Posted March 14, 2014
Matt Lauer caught some flak from his "Today" colleagues this morning over his suggestions for smartphone apps to download over the weekend. Lauer's picks started off okay with "Glympse," an app that allows users to share their location for a set period of time, but got a little strange with "RunPee,"... [TVNewser]

Dottie Sandusky and John Zeigler Aren't Helping to Repair Penn State's Reputation - Posted March 12, 2014
Just under a month ago, Yale School of Management senior associate dean Jerry Sonnenfeld published an op-ed in USA Today praising Penn State's board for overcoming the Jerry Sandusky scandal by moving on rather than fighting. ... [PRNewser]

Bob Costas Co-Chairs The Dan Patrick Show - Posted February 28, 2014
Post-Sochi, Bob Costas spent nearly two full hours this morning hanging out with Dan Patrick in the Man Cave. The NBC Sports colleagues began of course by revisiting the Winter Olympics eye mess, followed by a series of high-profile phone-in guests. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Bob Costas Co-Chairs The Dan Patrick Show - Posted February 28, 2014
Post-Sochi, Bob Costas spent nearly two full hours this morning hanging out with Dan Patrick in the Man Cave. The NBC Sports colleagues began of course by revisiting the Winter Olympics eye mess, followed by a series of high-profile phone-in guests. ... [FishbowlNY]

Today Show Hosts Get Photoshopped - Posted February 27, 2014
Here's what happens when experts at Cosmopolitan add the magic of photoshop to the cast of the Today show. The changes we immediately noticed? Matt Lauer became less bald, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Today Show Hosts Get Photoshopped - Posted February 27, 2014
Here's what happens when experts at Cosmopolitan add the magic of photoshop to the cast of the Today show. The changes we immediately noticed? Matt Lauer became less bald, ... [FishbowlNY]

Thanks to Billy Bush, Olympic Announcers Gliding from Russian Rink to Red Carpet - Posted February 25, 2014
The massive media attention paid during the Sochi Winter Olympics to Bob Costas' eye problems and replacement-duty by Matt Lauer and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Thanks to Billy Bush, Olympic Announcers Gliding from Russian Rink to Red Carpet - Posted February 25, 2014
The massive media attention paid during the Sochi Winter Olympics to Bob Costas' eye problems and replacement-duty by Matt Lauer and ... [FishbowlNY]

Rob Ford Is Trying Really, Really, Really Hard to Make a Comeback - Posted February 25, 2014
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Matt Lauer Teases Bob Costas' Travel Plans: 'You Taking The Red-Eye?' - Posted February 21, 2014
On the "Today" show this morning, Matt Lauer poked a little fun at colleague Bob Costas over Costas' Olympic battle with an ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of February 10 - Posted February 21, 2014
As expected, the "Today" show won its first week in 18 months in both total viewers and the younger demo. But the other ratings story emerging from week one of the Sochi Olympics is that "Today's" morning competition didn't l... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Today Nabs Rare Win | Conde Nast Moving | U.S. News Wipes Archives - Posted February 19, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Today Nabs Rare Win | Conde Nast Moving | U.S. News Wipes Archives - Posted February 19, 2014
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Jimmy Fallon on Matt Lauer and Al Roker's Double Luge: 'You Can't Unsee That' - Posted February 18, 2014
Jimmy Fallon officially took the helm of "The Tonight Show" last night with a star-studded debut that was the show's first broadcast from New York in 42 years. Fallon reserved part of his monologue for NBC colleagues Matt Lauer and Al Roker, who ... [TVNewser]

'I'm Bob Costas Sitting in Tonight for Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira' - Posted February 17, 2014
Bob Costas returned to NBC's Olympic coverage tonight, dry eyes -- and wit -- intact. "I'm Bob Costas sitting in tonight for Matt Lauer and ... [Fishbowl NY]

'I'm Bob Costas Sitting in Tonight for Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira' - Posted February 17, 2014
Bob Costas returned to NBC's Olympic coverage tonight, dry eyes -- and wit -- intact. "I'm Bob Costas sitting in tonight for Matt Lauer and ... [FishbowlNY]

Meredith Vieira to Make NBC Olympics History - Posted February 14, 2014
Bob Costas' bad fortune will result in history tonight as Meredith Vieira becomes the first woman to anchor NBC's Olympic primetime coverage. "I'm really worried becau... [TVNewser]

Tighten it Up | Lauer Power | Fancy Man - Posted February 13, 2014
APPNewser: Here's a pretty cool app called "Hemingway" that -- you guessed it -- will tell you if your sentences are too long. Long... [Fishbowl NY]

Tighten it Up | Lauer Power | Fancy Man - Posted February 13, 2014
APPNewser: Here's a pretty cool app called "Hemingway" that -- you guessed it -- will tell you if your sentences are too long. Long... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer Will Be Back For Third Night of Olympics Coverage - Posted February 13, 2014
Matt Lauer will host a third night of NBC's Olympics primetime and late night for the ailing Bob Costas as Costas continues to battle an eye infection. Before Wednesday's primetime, Jim Bell, who is running the show in Sochi for NBC, and worked with Lauer ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Back for Second Night of Olympic Hosting - Posted February 12, 2014
Matt Lauer will be back hosting NBC's Olympics primetime coverage tonight as Bob Costas recovers from an eye infection. Lauer filled in last night and was back on "Today" ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Brokaw Has Cancer | Lauer Replaces Costas | U.S. Press Freedom Drops - Posted February 12, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Brokaw Has Cancer | Lauer Replaces Costas | U.S. Press Freedom Drops - Posted February 12, 2014
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Matt Lauer and Al Roker Enlist Norwegian Curlers to Find Olympic Swagger - Posted February 11, 2014
Matt Lauer and Al Roker's search for some "Olympic swagger" brought them to the curling crew from Norway on this morning's "Today" show. "I think what we're missing is... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Will Be Filling in for Bob Costas, As Eye Infection Spreads - Posted February 11, 2014
Bob Costas's eye infection, most likely pink eye, is getting worse. So much so, that Matt Lauer will be filling in for him on NBC's primetime... [TVNewser]

Lindsey Vonn Hates Matt Lauer's Hat - Posted February 10, 2014
Matt Lauer was interviewing Lindsey Vonn this morning, and she couldn't help but tell Lauer that his hat was terrible. Lauer was wearing the pointy item (which we don't think is that bad) during live Olympic... [Fishbowl NY]

Lindsey Vonn Hates Matt Lauer's Hat - Posted February 10, 2014
Matt Lauer was interviewing Lindsey Vonn this morning, and she couldn't help but tell Lauer that his hat was terrible. Lauer was wearing the pointy item (which we don't think is that bad) during live Olympic... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer to Lindsey Vonn Hat Critique: 'Thanks for The Tip...Pal' - Posted February 10, 2014
An interesting fashion exchange during NBC's Sochi Olympics coverage this morning between Matt Lauer and Olympic correspondent Lindsey Vonn after Vonn had a word ... [TVNewser]

As Temperatures Drop, Morning Shows Hit Multi-Year Highs - Posted February 6, 2014
The network morning shows saw multi-year viewership highs last week as winter keeps a cold and snowy grip on much of the nation. "CBS This Morning" had its best viewership in more than five years, since the week of Dec. 15, 2008. T... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Sochi, Reid, Leno - Posted February 5, 2014
NBC has released the TV schedule for the first two days of the Sochi Olympics. The competition kicks off tomorrow night from 8pm-11pm with figure skating, men's and women's snowboarding, and w... [TVNewser]

'Today' Ticker: Top Job, Iced Out, Snowed In - Posted January 30, 2014
SportsBusinessDaily reports ESPN will not let VP Programming & Production Jamie Horowitz out of his contract. He had been in talks to fill the open "Today" show SVP jo... [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]

Kroft on Leno: 'They're Forcing Him Out While He's a Solid No. 1' - Posted January 27, 2014
Steve Kroft's interview with Jay Leno for "60 Minutes" last night comes 22 years after Kroft's first interview with the NBC late night host, when Leno took over "The Tonight Show" from Johnny Carson. What's changed in those 22 years? "[H]is life has changed very little," ... [TVNewser]

Who Did Savannah Guthrie Like Working With More: Ann Curry or Meredith Vieira? - Posted January 23, 2014
Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer went on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" tonight, because ... well, just because. Host Andy Cohen, a former morning show producer himself, didn't go easy on his 30 Rock colleagues, peppering both with questions abou... [Fishbowl NY]

Who Did Savannah Guthrie Like Working With More: Ann Curry or Meredith Vieira? - Posted January 23, 2014
Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer went on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" tonight, because ... well, just because. Host Andy Cohen, a former morning show producer himself, didn't go easy on his 30 Rock colleagues, peppering both with questions abou... [FishbowlNY]

Today Show Models Team USA Olympic Opening Ceremony Outfits - Posted January 23, 2014
The things you have to do to stay employed at the Today show. This morning, the Today show hosts -- Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie... [Fishbowl NY]

Today Show Models Team USA Olympic Opening Ceremony Outfits - Posted January 23, 2014
The things you have to do to stay employed at the Today show. This morning, the Today show hosts -- Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer and Joan Rivers Do Christmas in January | Catching Up With Anne Fulenwider - Posted January 15, 2014
It must have been the summer-like temperatures (well, it was above freezing) that brought out plenty of media mavens (Frank Bennack, David Carey, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer and Joan Rivers Do Christmas in January | Catching Up With Anne Fulenwider - Posted January 15, 2014
It must have been the summer-like temperatures (well, it was above freezing) that brought out plenty of media mavens (Frank Bennack, David Carey, ... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Golden Globes Red Carpet Special - Posted January 11, 2014
"Today" co-hosts will host a live red carpet special from the Golden Globes Sunday night right before the big award ceremony. Matt Lauer, Sa... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: truTV, 'CBS This Morning,' Lauer - Posted January 8, 2014
Lesley Goldman has been named vice president of development and original programming at truTV. Goldman comes from CNBC, where she was vice president of primetime alternative "CBS This Morning" is teaming up with BuzzFeed to expand its political interview series "BuzzFeed Brews." They will collaborate on bookings, marketing and production of the... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of December 23 & Q4 2013 - Posted January 6, 2014
ABC's "Good Morning America" ended 2013 with its most-watched quarter in more than 22 years, since Q4 1991. It also had its best performance in the A25-54 demo since Q1 2007. "GMA" has won the last six quarters in Total Viewers and the last five in the news demo. "CBS This... [TVNewser]

It's 'Rise to Shine' for 'Today' - Posted January 6, 2014
"Today" is out with a week-long promotional blitz with eyes on retaking the morning news lead from "GMA," The New York Times reports. Beginnin... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Celebrates His Birthday With Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel and Just for Men - Posted December 30, 2013
Just a few days after Savannah Guthrie celebrated her birthday on "Today," it was Matt Lauer's turn to celebrate. Lauer, who anchored the show with guest hosts ... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer Celebrates His Birthday With Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel and Just for Men - Posted December 30, 2013
Just a few days after Savannah Guthrie celebrated her birthday on "Today," it was Matt Lauer's turn to celebrate. Lauer, who anchored the show with guest hosts ... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer Celebrates His Birthday With Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel and Just for Men - Posted December 30, 2013
Just a few days after Savannah Guthrie celebrated her birthday on "Today," it was Matt Lauer's turn to celebrate. Lauer, who anchored the show with guest hosts ... [TVNewser]

Bryant Gumbel, Jane Pauley to Guest Host 'Today' - Posted December 26, 2013
The "Today" show is taking a page out of the history books on December 30: former anchors Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley will join ... [TVNewser]

Your Cast for 'Top of the Morning' Movie Is... - Posted December 23, 2013
With the news coming out last week about Brian Stelter's book "Top of the Morning" ... [Fishbowl NY]

Your Cast for 'Top of the Morning' Movie Is... - Posted December 23, 2013
With the news coming out last week about Brian Stelter's book "Top of the Morning" ... [FishbowlNY]

Your Cast for 'Top of the Morning' Movie Is... - Posted December 23, 2013
With the news coming out last week about Brian Stelter's book "Top of the Morning" ... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper Doubting Second-Place Finish to Ron Burgundy - Posted December 20, 2013
Anderson Cooper expressed doubt about the numbers that put him second to Ron Burgundy on Marketwired's ... [TVNewser]

Casting Call: Who Should Play Robin Roberts in the 'Top of the Morning' Movie? - Posted December 19, 2013
Today is part three of our casting call that asks you to choose the characters that will play TV morning news' biggest stars in the in-development Lifetime original movie based on Brian Stelter's book "Top of the Morning." Polls are still open for ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Stumbles Through 'Jingle Bells' - Posted December 19, 2013
Mumbling, bumbling, and failed singing of "Jingle Bells" make up the "Today" holiday blooper reel. "Dashing through the snow," Matt Lauer started. "On a one-horse open sleigh," Savannah Guthrie sang next, immediately realizing her mistake. "In... it's a classic!," Lauer jokingly corrected her. "You don't start changing ... [TVNewser]

Casting Call: Who Should Play George Stephanopoulos in 'Top of the Morning' Movie? - Posted December 18, 2013
We're continuing to let you cast the characters that will play TV morning news' biggest stars in the upcoming Lifetime movie based from Brian Stelter's book "... [TVNewser]

The Sunday Ticker: Sorvino, Lauer, CNBC - Posted December 15, 2013
Actress Mira Sorvino partnered with the CNN Freedom Project for a report on child sexual exploitation in Cambodia. The report, "Every Day in Cambodia," premieres this weekend on CNN International. Additionally, Sorvino's diary from the trip has been posted on CNN.com. ... [TVNewser]

Dick Costolo Reveals the Secret 'Key to a Great Tweet' - Posted December 6, 2013
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Twitter CEO Trying Improv to Lure Female TV Stars to Twitter - Posted December 5, 2013
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told NBC "Tod... [Lost Remote]

NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center Hits 7-Year High in Demo - Posted December 5, 2013
NBC's annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special, hosted by "Today" show anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Remembers Audio Technician Killed in NYC Train Derailment - Posted December 2, 2013
Jim Lovell, an audio technician for "Today," was one of the four victims in Sunday's Metro North train derailment. Lovell worked for PRG, a media services company that frequently works with NBC, and was part of "just about every big concert we ever had on our plaza," ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [Fishbowl NY]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin Reportedly Cancels NBC Interview Over Martin Bashir Remarks - Posted November 20, 2013
Sarah Palin has canceled an interview with Matt Lauer "as a protest against NBC for not taking action against [Martin] Bashir," Fox News' ... [TVNewser]

Rob Ford Discussed His 'Weight Issues' with Matt Lauer - Posted November 19, 2013
You might not believe it, but Rob Ford has both a PR team and a damage control strategy, as revealed by this morning's less-than-revealing interview with Matt Lauer (who sometimes plays a journalist on TV). ... [PRNewser]

Toronto Mayor Makes the Morning Show Rounds: 'I'm Embarrassed' - Posted November 19, 2013
Following interviews with Fox News and CNN over the weekend, followed by more public antics yesterday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appeared on both "Good Morning America" and "Today" this morning... [TVNewser]

Colbert Mocks 'Today' Prostate Exams: 'I Will Not Be Out-Sweep-Swept by the Today Show' - Posted November 17, 2013
Stephen Colbert took on the "Today" show this week, mocking Matt Lauer and Al Roker's on-air prostate exams as a sweeps stunt. Declaring he would not "be out-sweep-swept by the 'Today' show," Colbert brought out John Lithgow, the Blac... [TVNewser]

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Are Coming...to Your Hometown - Posted November 14, 2013
If you thought that late October was too early to be snow skiing in Times Square, you'd be right...but it happened anyway, thanks to the United States Olympic Committee (PR AOR M&C Saatchi), Liberty Mutual, The Today Show and a bunch of superhuman athletes. Get ready for the guitars: ... [PRNewser]

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Are Coming...to Your Hometown - Posted November 14, 2013
If you thought that late October was too early to be snow skiing in Times Square, you'd be right...but it happened anyway, thanks to the United States Olympic Committee (PR AOR M&C Saatchi), Liberty Mutual, The Today Show and a bunch of superhuman athletes. Get ready for the guitars: ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: CNN.com, Moonves, Lauer - Posted November 13, 2013
The relaunch of CNN.com has been delayed, Capital New York's Alex Weprin reports. The $15 million project, scheduled to be unveiled this fall, has been pushed to an early 2014 launch. CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves ... [TVNewser]

If Matt Lauer Leaves 'Today,' Who Will Succeed Him? - Posted November 7, 2013
"Today" is actively building its bench of male hosts in the event Matt Lauer leaves the show at the conclusion of his contract in 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter's ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer And Al Roker Get Prostate Exams Live On 'Today' - Posted November 7, 2013
Matt Lauer and Al Roker both went to the doctor this morning -- during the "Today" show -- getting live prostate exams as part of NBC's men's health ... [TVNewser]

The Search for Matt Lauer's Replacement Begins - Posted November 6, 2013
Matt Lauer is probably going to be on the Today show for a very, very long time. Sure, he took quite a hit when people ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Search for Matt Lauer's Replacement Begins - Posted November 6, 2013
Matt Lauer is probably going to be on the Today show for a very, very long time. Sure, he took quite a hit when people ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC's 'Today' Men Tossing The Razors For 'No Shave November' - Posted November 1, 2013
It will be a November to remember on NBC's "Today," as the show's men are letting their facial hair grow for "No Shave November." Matt Lauer, Al Roker... [TVNewser]

Walter Cronkite Never Did This - Posted November 1, 2013
From "That's the way it is..." to "This is the way it is?!?" And via the august BBC, no less. Look, it's all well and good to have some fun on Halloween. Especially if you're on a morning show and your name is ... [Fishbowl NY]

Walter Cronkite Never Did This - Posted November 1, 2013
From "That's the way it is..." to "This is the way it is?!?" And via the august BBC, no less. Look, it's all well and good to have some fun on Halloween. Especially if you're on a morning show and your name is ... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Inside Iran, Fusion/Lauer, Romney - Posted October 31, 2013
ABC News is presenting a series of "Inside Iran" reports on air and online this week. In his first reporting trip to Iran, Muhammad Lila is talking to people throughout the country about religious, cultural and political influences shaping their day-to-day lives. The reports will include a live blog and a... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Dress Up as TV Icons For Halloween - Posted October 31, 2013
[gallery columns="5" ids="201859,201860,201861,201862,201871"] After last year's on-air parties were canceled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Halloween was back in full swing today on the morning shows. On "Today," Al Roker was Mr. T from "The A-Team," ... [TVNewser]

Full Nelson | Angry Yelpers | Loopy Lauer - Posted October 30, 2013
GalleyCat: On the heels of a third studio album in 16 months (To All The Girls...), on which he duets with everyone from Dolly Parton to Sheryl Crow, 80-year-old Willie Nelson has decided to give the autobiography th... [Fishbowl NY]

Full Nelson | Angry Yelpers | Loopy Lauer - Posted October 30, 2013
GalleyCat: On the heels of a third studio album in 16 months (To All The Girls...), on which he duets with everyone from Dolly Parton to Sheryl Crow, 80-year-old Willie Nelson has decided to give the autobiography th... [FishbowlNY]

How Savannah Guthrie Really Feels When Matt Lauer Makes a Mistake - Posted October 30, 2013
After eating chicken heart on the "Today" show yesterday morning, Savannah Guthrie flew out to Los Angeles for an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Guthrie told a funny story about a recent mistake ... [TVNewser]

Chris Christie is Dressing Up as Savannah Guthrie for Halloween - Posted October 29, 2013
On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey governor Chris Christie made the morning show rounds to talk about his state's storm recovery progress. On "Today," Christie also talked about Halloween, which he will celebrate this year for the first time in two years, joking with Matt La... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Sandy Anniversary Coverage - Posted October 26, 2013
News networks are planning special coverage ahead of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The storm made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. NBC Brian Williams will join ... [Fishbowl NY]

Networks Plan Sandy Anniversary Coverage - Posted October 26, 2013
News networks are planning special coverage ahead of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The storm made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. NBC Brian Williams will join ... [FishbowlNY]

Networks Plan Sandy Anniversary Coverage - Posted October 26, 2013
News networks are planning special coverage ahead of the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The storm made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. NBC Brian Williams will join ... [TVNewser]

Pat Fili-Krushel on MSNBC's Ratings, Matt Lauer's Future at 'Today' - Posted October 23, 2013
NBC News Group chairman Patricia Fili-Krushel gives a wide-ranging interview to The Hollywood Reporter's ... [TVNewser]

Note to 'Today': The World Series Begins Tomorrow - Posted October 22, 2013
On "Today" this morning, Al Roker forecast less-than-lovely weather -- cloudy with a chance of rain -- for the "first pitch of the World Series tonight." One problem: the first pitch of the World Series is tomorrow night. Roke... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama: 'The Affordable Care Act is Not Just a Website' - Posted October 21, 2013
The president appeared in the Rose Garden this morning to discuss what's working, and what's not working with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. "Let me remind everybody that the Affordable Care Act is not just a website. It's much more," said the president at the start of his remarks. In... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Wear Purple in Honor of GLAAD Spirit Day - Posted October 17, 2013
Morning show anchors wore purple this morning in observance of Spirit Day, GLAAD's annual anti-bullying campaign. Among the participants: NBC's Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and ... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters, Charlie Rose, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer Gather for Piers Morgan Book Party - Posted October 17, 2013
On a big night of news, many TV news power players took time to drop by The Carlyle Hotel for Piers Morgan's book bash. Morgan's "Sh... [TVNewser]

Tom Brokaw To Host NBC News Special Remembering 50th Anniversary of JFK's Death - Posted October 17, 2013
NBC News will air a primetime special remembering the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw will host the special, which will air 50 years to the day Kennedy was killed in Dal... [TVNewser]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [TVNewser]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [Fishbowl NY]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [FishbowlNY]

The Interview Ticker: Miley/NBC, Lew/FBN, Reid/CNN - Posted October 3, 2013
NBC's "Today" has secured the "first live TV interview" since the MTV Video Music Awards with pop star Miley Cyrus. Cyrus is hosting NBC's "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, and will also perform on the morning show Monday, before being interviewed by Matt Lauer. Fox Business Network's Liz Claman... [TVNewser]

THR: MSNBC Eyes Ronan Farrow As Potential Host - Posted October 2, 2013
MSNBC is talking to journalist and human rights activist Ronan Farrow about potentially hosting a program for the channel, THR's Marisa Guthrie reports. Farrow has served in the Obama Administration's foreign policy department, and at the State Department, where was an adviser to Secre... [TVNewser]

Do the Media 'Fan the Fire' Of Washington Chaos? - Posted September 30, 2013
So, the U.S. government will probably shut down tonight. Who's to blame? Congress? Yes. The White House? Yes. The media? Probably. Countdown clocks crowd TV screens as cable news channels talk their way to Midnight, when the shutdown would begin. CNN is reminding viewers, via an on screen banner, about a poll... [TVNewser]

Here's The 'Today' Scene From 'The Michael J. Fox Show' - Posted September 28, 2013
NBC premiered its new comedy series "The Michael J. Fox Show" this week, and as we reported back in May, the team from "Today" makes a guest appearance as, well, themselves. Early on in the episode, Fox's "Mike Henry," a local news anchor, runs into ... [Fishbowl NY]

Here's The 'Today' Scene From 'The Michael J. Fox Show' - Posted September 28, 2013
NBC premiered its new comedy series "The Michael J. Fox Show" this week, and as we reported back in May, the team from "Today" makes a guest appearance as, well, themselves. Early on in the episode, Fox's "Mike Henry," a local news anchor, runs into ... [FishbowlNY]

Here's The 'Today' Scene From 'The Michael J. Fox Show' - Posted September 28, 2013
NBC premiered its new comedy series "The Michael J. Fox Show" this week, and as we reported back in May, the team from "Today" makes a guest appearance as, well, themselves. Early on in the episode, Fox's "Mike Henry," a local news anchor, runs into ... [TVNewser]

Lester Holt Celebrates 10 Years on 'Today' - Posted September 27, 2013
He didn't get the knickname iron pants for nothing. NBC's Lester Holt who does triple duty as anchor of "Dateline" and the weekend editions of "Today" and "Ni... [TVNewser]

Final Piece of New 'Today' Show Set Arrives Just in Time - Posted September 16, 2013
As the "Today" show took the wraps off its new set this morning, main anchor Matt Lauer was 1,700 miles away in Colorado covering the catastrophic flooding there. "Savannah, Natalie and Al nice to see you there in the new studio 1A. The scene ... [TVNewser]

New 'Today' Set 'A Place Where the Newsroom Meets the Living Room' - Posted September 13, 2013
Deborah Turness has only been at the helm of NBC News for five weeks, but the new set of the "Today" show speaks to her vision for the future... [TVNewser]

First Look at New 'Today' Show Set - Posted September 12, 2013
We're back from a gathering at NBC News Studio 1A, home of the "Today" show, which will debut a new set for viewers Monday morning. More later, including interviews with new NBC News president Deborah Turness, and "Today" anchors Matt Lauer and Natalie Mora... [TVNewser]

Orange is the New Carson Daly - Posted September 12, 2013
The second busiest man in show business (after Ryan Seacrest) has yet another new gig. On the vanguard of the network TV morning show firmament. The ... [Fishbowl NY]

Orange is the New Carson Daly - Posted September 12, 2013
The second busiest man in show business (after Ryan Seacrest) has yet another new gig. On the vanguard of the network TV morning show firmament. The ... [FishbowlNY]

Journalist Matt Lauer Doesn't Like Journalists - Posted September 11, 2013
Well, that might be a bit of an oversimplification, but based on the comments on some of our hack vs. flack posts, we have a feeling that some PR vets will sympat... [PRNewser]

9/11 12 Years Later - Posted September 11, 2013
On this 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the cable news networks are giving significant coverage to the remembrances in Lower Manhattan. Fox News and CNN began coverage around 8:40amET ahead of the national moment of silence led by Pres. and Mrs. Obama and Vice President and Mrs. Biden. FNC's ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer on Curry, Cruise & Cocktail Parties - Posted September 10, 2013
In an Esquire What I've Learned, "Today" anchor Matt Lauer talks about being a father, being a son, fishing, his... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Calls Ann Curry Drama 'A Disappointing Learning Experience' - Posted September 10, 2013
It has been awhile since we discussed the drama that swirled around Matt Lauer, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer Calls Ann Curry Drama 'A Disappointing Learning Experience' - Posted September 10, 2013
It has been awhile since we discussed the drama that swirled around Matt Lauer, ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 26 - Posted September 6, 2013
"CBS This Morning" still trails its morning show competitors by millions of viewers, but it was the only morning newscast to show growth compared to the same week last year. CTM grew its total viewer audience +14% and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 26 - Posted September 6, 2013
"CBS This Morning" still trails its morning show competitors by millions of viewers, but it was the only morning newscast to show growth compared to the same week last year. CTM grew its total viewer audience +14% and ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 26 - Posted September 6, 2013
"CBS This Morning" still trails its morning show competitors by millions of viewers, but it was the only morning newscast to show growth compared to the same week last year. CTM grew its total viewer audience +14% and ... [TVNewser]

'This Is Our House!' Sports Anchor Vandalizes Banners Showing Baltimore QB in Denver - Posted August 28, 2013
KCNC sports anchor Vic Lombardi did his best to lead an uprising after the NFL hung a giant poster of Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco on Sports Authority... [TVSpy]

NBC News asking viewers to submit their #DreamDay - Posted August 23, 2013
NBC News has launched an interactive campaign tied to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The NBC campaign, called #DreamDay, asks viewers to re... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Here Are The Highest Paid News Anchors At Each Network - Posted August 23, 2013
TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio and Michael Schneider tally up the highest-paid talent in television for this week's magazine. The highest paid on-air individual in all of TV is syndicated judge "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, who rakes in an estimated $45 million a year for her eponymous ... [TVNewser]

Big Morning for 'Today:' Manning, Anderson, Jenner and One Direction - Posted August 22, 2013
NBC's breakfast show had an outsized helping of news this morning, including an interview with kidnapped Hannah Anderson, a revelation from just-sentenced WikiLeaker ... [TVNewser]

Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Send-Up Rolls into New York - Posted August 19, 2013
It was a smash in Chicago. Now, August 20-24 at the Players Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, TheTomKat Project is set to wow fans in the very city where Katie Holmes... [GalleyCat]

Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Send-Up Rolls into New York - Posted August 19, 2013
It was a smash in Chicago. Now, August 20-24 at the Players Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, TheTomKat Project is set to wow fans in the very city where Katie ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Send-Up Rolls into New York - Posted August 19, 2013
It was a smash in Chicago. Now, August 20-24 at the Players Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, TheTomKat Project is set to wow fans in the very city where Katie ... [FishbowlNY]

Savannah Guthrie Getting Strange Shout-Outs - Posted August 19, 2013
Last week Wendy's fast food restaurant chain took notice of her new red-hued locks. "Welcome to the club," they wrote on Twitter. Even The Christian Post got in on the action, writing a ... [FishbowlDC]

Jenna Wolfe Gets 'Today' Family Baby Sendoff - Posted August 18, 2013
Weekend "Today" show's Jenna Wolfe is now on maternity leave, awaiting the birth of her first child. Wolfe and her partner NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk announced they were expecting in March. On this morning's show... [TVNewser]

Jenna Wolfe Gets 'Today' Family Baby Sendoff - Posted August 18, 2013
Weekend "Today" show's Jenna Wolfe is now on maternity leave, awaiting the birth of her first child. Wolfe and her partner NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk announced they were expecting in March. On this morning's show... [AllTwitter]

'Today' Remembers Studio 1A Before Renovation - Posted August 16, 2013
Today is the last day in the current Studio 1A for the NBC "Today" team. As we reported last week, the show will originate from Rockefeller Plaza over the next few weeks, before unveiling the new set on September 9. Some pieces of the current set will be sent to the... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 5 - Posted August 15, 2013
"Good Morning America" wins another week in the morning, and by its largest margins over NBC's "Today" in more than five months. Compared to the same week last year the ABC morning program showed the most growth in the ... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie Gets The 'Elle' Treatment - Posted August 13, 2013
NBC "Today" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie is profiled in the September issue of Elle magazine. Guthrie's co-hosts Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Natalie Morales de... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Wants To 'Hoda On Your Kotb' - Posted August 10, 2013
It was Hoda Kotb's birthday Friday, and her "Today" fourth-hour co-host Kathie Lee Gifford decided to put together a special present for her colleague. The result: a music video and an original song "I Want to Hoda on Your Kotb." Matt Lauer, ... [TVNewser]

Kerry Sanders Runs With Bulls, While 'GMA' Fakes It With Sharks - Posted August 8, 2013
It was a wild morning on NBC's "Today" and ABC's "Good Morning America," as the on-air talent went toe-to-toe with some wild, dangerous creatures. On "Today," Kerry Sanders delivered a stand-up while running from bulls. No, really, he did. "One of the great stand-ups ever," Matt Lauer said. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Leah Remini Hits Church of Scientology with Missing-Person Report [Updated] - Posted August 8, 2013
Where is Shelly? This question is a rallying cry for many of those questioning the operational side of the Church of Scientology and was also at the causal center of actress Leah Remini's recent defection from the ranks. Although Church spokespersons vehemently deny the wife of ... [GalleyCat]

Leah Remini Hits Church of Scientology with Missing-Person Report [Update] - Posted August 8, 2013
Where is Shelly? This question is a rallying cry for many of those questioning the operational side of the Church of Scientology and was also at the causal center of actress Leah Remini's recent defection from the ranks. Although Church spokespersons vehemently deny the wife of ... [Fishbowl NY]

Leah Remini Hits Church of Scientology with Missing-Person Report [Update] - Posted August 8, 2013
Where is Shelly? This question is a rallying cry for many of those questioning the operational side of the Church of Scientology and was also at the causal center of actress Leah Remini's recent defection from the ranks. Although Church spokespersons vehemently deny the wife of ... [FishbowlNY]

Carson Daly: News Anchor - Posted July 29, 2013
Most TV watchers probably know Carson Daly as the host of NBC's "The Voice," or in his longtime role as host of MTV's "Total Request Live." This morning however Daly put on a new hat: news anchor. Daly filled in for Matt Lauer as co-anchor of "Today." Daly had been filling in... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of July 8 - Posted July 18, 2013
For the second time in three weeks, the "Today" show wins in the ad-friendly A25-54 demo while "Good Morning America" remains No. 1 in total viewers. But of all three shows, it was No. 3 "CBS This Morning" that showed the most growth. Compared to ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of July 8 - Posted July 18, 2013
For the second time in three weeks, the "Today" show wins in the ad-friendly A25-54 demo while "Good Morning America" remains No. 1 in total viewers. But of all three shows, it was No. 3 "CBS This Morning" that showed the most growth. Compared to ... [FishbowlNY]

Kids These Days | First Thing | Good Try - Posted July 16, 2013
AllFacebook: MTV will announce the VMA nominees via Instagram videos and Vines, allowing old people to feel even older. AppNewser: If you need ... [Fishbowl NY]

Kids These Days | First Thing | Good Try - Posted July 16, 2013
AllFacebook: MTV will announce the VMA nominees via Instagram videos and Vines, allowing old people to feel even older. AppNewser: If you need ... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Doocy Just Wants To Return Matt Lauer's Newspaper - Posted July 16, 2013
Some poor New York Times delivery person must have had their morning shows confused, as "Fox & Friends" co-host Steve Doocy ended up with "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer's copy of the paper this morning. Doocy, naturally, wanted to return the paper to its rightful owner, and so he sent a message to... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of July 1 - Posted July 15, 2013
ABC's "Good Morning America" wins another week and showed the most growth in the mornings. "GMA" was up +15% in total viewers and up +11% in the demo during the July 4 holiday week. "CBS This Morning" was also up +15% in viewers, but down -7% in the demo. And for the... [TVNewser]

'Sharknado' Takes Over Social Media, TV News - Posted July 12, 2013
Last night, a storm of epic proportions took over the Internet. A storm filled with sharks. Yes, Syfy's original movie "Sharknado" managed to transcend the world of kitschy B-movies and become a mainstream phenomenon. Even TV news personalities got involved. I follow about a thousand folks. Every one of them tweeting about... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' Sees Biggest Morning Lead in 21 Years - Posted July 9, 2013
ABC's "Good Morning America" finishes the second quarter of 2013 as the most-watched morning show, winning its fourth consecutive quarter -- a feat not accomplished since 1993-1994. Not to be outdone, "CBS This Morning" also had a big Q2, its best -- and the closest competitively to NBC's "Today" -- since... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 24 - Posted July 5, 2013
A year after Ann Curry's tearful departure from the "Today" show, the NBC progr... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 17 - Posted June 27, 2013
"Good Morning America" wins the week and shows big growth compared to the same week last year. The show's winning streak is now at 44 weeks -- its longest stretch at No. 1 in more than 21 years. The A... [TVNewser]

'Today' Wins with Paula Deen Interview - Posted June 27, 2013
The "Today" show got its first win over "GMA" since Hurricane Sandy blew ashore last November. But because the storm knocked out power to millions in the Northeast, that day, Friday November 2, is not counted in official Nielsen records. So you'd have to go back to Monday, August 13, the... [TVNewser]

'Today' Interviews SCOTUSblog Intern That Starred In Viral Supreme Court Video - Posted June 27, 2013
On "Today" this morning, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales interviewed Dan Stein. Who is Dan Stein, you may ask? He is an intern for SCOTUSblog, and the star of a... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Crossfire Returns | Newsday Branch Closes | Deen's Big Interview - Posted June 27, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Crossfire Returns | Newsday Branch Closes | Deen's Big Interview - Posted June 27, 2013
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Paula Deen's Carnival of Disaster Finally Hires Renowned PR Professional - Posted June 26, 2013
Oh boy. That was painful. As you know Paula Deen appeared on the Today Show recently after abruptly cancelling an interview with Matt Lauer last Friday. By now everyone in our industry has formed their opinions regarding Pau... [PRNewser]

California Stations Cover High Court Decisions on Gay Marriage - Posted June 26, 2013
The Supreme Court of the United States handed down two decisions on gay marriage this morning, a ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act and another on California's Proposition 8. In San Francisco and Los Angeles, local stations had continuing coverage of the rulings. In Los Angeles, ABC O... [TVSpy]

Paula Deen Appears on Today, Doesn't Know if Racist Word is Racist - Posted June 26, 2013
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Paula Deen Appears on Today, Doesn't Know if Racist Word is Racist - Posted June 26, 2013
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'Today' Show Story on 'Good Morning America' Homepage - Posted June 26, 2013
One of the top items on "Good Morning America's" web page right now is a "Today" show story. Paula Deen's first interview since revelations she used racist epithets was with Matt Lauer ... [TVNewser]

Paula Deen Sits Down With Matt Lauer For Uncomfortable Interview - Posted June 26, 2013
This morning, former Food Network chef Paula Deen sat down for an interview with NBC "Today" anchor Matt Lauer. Deen's fall from grace began to spiral out of control last week when she decided not to show up for her scheduled interview with Lauer. She proceeded to release a number of video... [TVNewser]

After Snubbing 'Today,' Paula Deen Posts Apology Online - Posted June 21, 2013
Celebrity cook Paula Deen canceled on NBC's "Today" show this morning, after she was invited on to respond to allegations of using racial epithets. Instead of being interviewed by Matt Lauer, Deen and her team decided to tape her own apology and post it to YouTube. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 10 - Posted June 20, 2013
"Good Morning America" continues to lead the pack in the a.m. The ABC show has been the leading morning show among total viewers for 10 months -- its longest stretch at No. 1 in more than 21 years. "GMA" is up +13% in total viewers and up +12% in the... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer thinks the New York Times Has 'Been a Little Lazy' - Posted June 19, 2013
On Howard Stern's radio show this morning "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer talked about what newspapers he reads on his way into work. Lauer mentioned the New York Times and either the ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Show 'Rethinking the Plaza Experience' - Posted June 18, 2013
On Thursday, the "Today" show marks 19 years in their "Window on the World," Studio 1A. The street-side studio, which debuted June 20, 1994, has been a gathering spot for tourists and locals alike, as celebrities and chefs, musicians and athletes discuss their newest project or sing from their latest album.... [Fishbowl NY]

'Today' Show 'Rethinking the Plaza Experience' - Posted June 18, 2013
On Thursday, the "Today" show marks 19 years in their "Window on the World," Studio 1A. The street-side studio, which debuted June 20, 1994, has been a gathering spot for tourists and locals alike, as celebrities and chefs, musicians and athletes discuss their newest project or sing from their latest album.... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Show 'Rethinking the Plaza Experience' - Posted June 18, 2013
On Thursday, the "Today" show marks 19 years in their "Window on the World," Studio 1A. The street-side studio, which debuted June 20, 1994, has been a gathering spot for tourists and locals alike, as celebrities and chefs, musicians and athletes discuss their newest project or sing from their latest album.... [TVNewser]

Marketers Steal Fox News Brand to Push Weight Loss Supplement - Posted June 17, 2013
Health supplement marketers are at it again, using real news brands to push their products. A TVNewser reader sent us this site purported to be Fox News, but with the URL: xxfnws.com. The site pushes Raspberry drops meant to help people lose weight. There's also a real story from FOX's Charlotte... [TVNewser]

Robin Meade Rocks Out At 'Count On Me' Album Release Party - Posted June 14, 2013
HLN anchor Robin Meade has a new album dropping this week, "Count On Me," available at Target stores across the country. To celebrate, CNN and HLN honchos hosted a party at The Cutting Room in New York City. Following a cocktail... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of June 3 - Posted June 13, 2013
"Good Morning America" makes it 42 weeks in row at #1, its longest stretch at the top in more than 21 years. But it's #3 "CBS This Morning" that showed the most growth compared to the same week last year. The show... [TVNewser]

Four Innovative Ways to Prepare For Your Next Job Interview - Posted June 11, 2013
If you have a job interview coming down the pike, listen up. It's time to tweak a few things and get your game on. According to our friends at ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Morning Media Newsfeed: NY Post Sued | Greenwald in Spotlight | Drama During Today Show - Posted June 7, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: NY Post Sued | Greenwald in Spotlight | Drama During Today Show - Posted June 7, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: NY Post Sued | Greenwald in Spotlight | Drama During Today Show - Posted June 7, 2013
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Man Attempts To Slit Wrists Outside 'Today' Studio, Forcing Anchors Inside - Posted June 6, 2013
A man apparently attempted to slit his wrists outside the "Today" studio this morning, forcing an evacuation of the plaza area around the studio, and sending the "Today" anchors inside. The incident, which took place right behind the window where the anchors normally sit, happened off-air. "There was... [TVNewser]

'Today' Team Tackles 'Tough Mudder' - Posted June 1, 2013
The anchor team at NBC's "Today" got down and dirty--quite literally--this week, as they tackled an abbreviated version of the infamous "Tough Mudder" obstacle course. The course makes for great TV, which might explain why the team from "Fox & Friends" ran through a similar version just two weeks ago, but... [TVNewser]

Vanity Fair's 'Best Dressed Newsmen' - Posted May 27, 2013
Vanity fair presents a list of the top 10 "best dressed newsmen." What was the magazine looking for in style? "His wardrobe should be dynamic enough to hold our attention but not so outr as to distract from the evening broadc... [TVNewser]

'Today' Goes Coast-to-Coast, 'Hoping that the Past is the Past' - Posted May 22, 2013
"It was unlike anything I've ever seen up close." That's Willie Geist's assessment of a day of reporting on the aftermath of Monday's EF5 tornado in Moore, OK. "I think what you can't convey is the scope of the damage." W... [TVNewser]

Soledad O'Brien to Executive Produce and Moderate the National Geographic Bee - Posted May 21, 2013
Soledad O'Brien has been tapped as the new moderator of the National Geographic Bee, TVNewser has learned. An announcement is expected Wednesday morning. O'Brien will take over moderating duties from ... [TVNewser]

CBS CEO Les Moonves: 'Great Drama Belongs In Primetime... Not At 7 In The Morning' - Posted May 15, 2013
CBS is delivering its upfront presentation to advertisers, media buyers and the press this afternoon, and CEO Les Moonves took aim squarely at NBC and "Today" in his opening statement. "We believe that great drama belongs in prim... [TVNewser]

Tune In | Pin Some Advil | Likely Role - Posted May 13, 2013
TVSpy: According to a study, Pittsburghers watch the most live television. This has something to do with the Pirates being so good, doesn't it? SocialTime: A new su... [Fishbowl NY]

Tune In | Pin Some Advil | Likely Role - Posted May 13, 2013
TVSpy: According to a study, Pittsburghers watch the most live television. This has something to do with the Pirates being so good, doesn't it? SocialTime: A new su... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Team Pops Up In Trailer For New NBC Michael J. Fox Comedy - Posted May 13, 2013
NBC is holding its upfront presentation at Radio City Music Hall this morning, and one of the new comedies for the Fall has a TV news plotline. "The Michael J. Fox Show," starring, well, Michael J. Fox, has the actor and comedian playing... [TVNewser]

Michael J. Fox to Play WNBC Anchor in New NBC Comedy - Posted May 13, 2013
NBC has released the trailer for "The Michael J. Fox Show," slated to premiere this fall. Michael J. Fox plays Mike Henry, a former anchor suffering from Parkinson's disease who returns to the WNBC anchor desk (... [TVSpy]

NBC's Savannah Guthrie Is Engaged - Posted May 13, 2013
NBC's "Today" broke some news about itself this morning, as co-anchor Savannah Guthrie revealed that was she became engaged over the weekend to Mike Feldman, a managing director and political adviser at the Glover Park Group, and a former adviser to Vice President ... [TVNewser]

Bad Building | Well Said | Try Something Else - Posted May 10, 2013
TVNewser: Matt Lauer hosted the Today show from the top of 1 WTC, thus making the building hated by association.... [Fishbowl NY]

Bad Building | Well Said | Try Something Else - Posted May 10, 2013
TVNewser: Matt Lauer hosted the Today show from the top of 1 WTC, thus making the building hated by association.... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer Signals For Placement of One World Trade's Final Pieces - Posted May 10, 2013
As we told you earlier, Matt Lauer hosted "Today" this morning from the top of One World Trade as the final spires were placed, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. It took Lauer 40 minutes to get up to the top for his live shot location. "I'm not... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: 'Boston's Finest,' Cleveland, Lauer - Posted May 10, 2013
CNN has acquired rights to replays of the TNT program "Boston's Finest." The show was just picked up for a second season. The Cleveland Plain Dealer talks to some national TV news personalities about scrambling to their fair city to cover the kidnapping story. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Discovery Earnings Up | Megyn Kelly Renews | Roberts Most Trusted - Posted May 8, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Discovery Earnings Up | Megyn Kelly Renews | Roberts Most Trusted - Posted May 8, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Discovery Earnings Up | Megyn Kelly Renews | Roberts Most Trusted - Posted May 8, 2013
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Boring Guy Tom Hanks Tops '100 Most Trusted People in America' List - Posted May 7, 2013
Reader's Digest just published a piece titled the "100 Most Trusted People in America" and Tom Hanks took the top spot. This is not sur... [FishbowlLA]

Robin Roberts Tops TV News Personalities on 'Most Trusted' List - Posted May 7, 2013
Several television news journalists have landed on Reader's Digest list of "The 100 Most Trusted People in America." At #12, "Good Morning America" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Here is a Gif of Matt Lauer Dancing - Posted May 3, 2013
Happy Friday. Here is a gif of Matt Lauer dancing. Or is that swaying? Either way, this is definitely a new low for FishbowlNY.... [Fishbowl NY]

Here is a Gif of Matt Lauer Dancing - Posted May 3, 2013
Happy Friday. Here is a gif of Matt Lauer dancing. Or is that swaying? Either way, this is definitely a new low for FishbowlNY.... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer: 'It has been an interesting year...' - Posted May 3, 2013
NBC "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer was on "The Tonight Show" last night, and Jay Leno asked him about the negative press he has seen over the last year or so. "It has been an interesting year, no question about it" Lauer said. "I am not a guy who complains, I am the... [TVNewser]

The Daily Beast And CNN 'Reliable Sources' Host Howard Kurtz 'have parted company' - Posted May 2, 2013
The Daily Beast has "parted company" with Washington bureau chief Howard Kurtz. Kurtz of course also hosts "Reliable Sources" on CNN every Sunday. The move comes just a day after Kurtz ... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America,' 'Today,' 'CBS Sunday Morning' Secure Daytime Emmy Nominations - Posted May 1, 2013
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and TV news shows and personalities are well-represented. The awards will air on HLN June 16. In the "Outstanding Morning Program" category, NBC's "Today," ABC's "Good Morning America" and "CBS Sunday... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira is Not Interested in Today Show Gossip, Defends Matt Lauer - Posted April 29, 2013
You can go ahead and count Meredith Vieira among ... [Fishbowl NY]

Meredith Vieira is Not Interested in Today Show Gossip, Defends Matt Lauer - Posted April 29, 2013
You can go ahead and count Meredith Vieira among ... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Stelter On NBC's Response to 'Top of the Morning,' Negative Reviews - Posted April 29, 2013
Though the critics have skewered his first book, Brian Stelter chooses to see the coffee cup as half full. "Honestly, I appreciate the feedback," says Stelter, 27, author of Top o... [TVNewser]

Nancy Pelosi Helps TNR Celebrate New Digs - Posted April 27, 2013
Three weeks after moving into 529 9th St. in Chinatown, The New Republic officially celebrated its new office space on Friday. "The convenience of the location played a big part," Chief Operating Officer Sloan Eddleston t... [FishbowlDC]

Kathie Lee Gifford Nearly Bought USA Today Ad To Defend Matt Lauer - Posted April 26, 2013
NBC "Today" co-host Kathie Lee Gifford wrote a letter defending her colleague Matt Lauer, and collected hundreds of signatures from "Today" cast a... [TVNewser]

TV News Executives And Talent Toast 'Top Of The Morning' At Book Party - Posted April 26, 2013
Last night the media elite gathered at the rooftop of The Park in New York's Chelsea neighborhood to toast New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning. As the sun set over the Hudson River and the... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford Wanted to Publish an Ad Defending Matt Lauer - Posted April 26, 2013
The extensive bashing of Matt Lauer has left him with few fans, but ... [Fishbowl NY]

Kathie Lee Gifford Wanted to Publish an Ad Defending Matt Lauer - Posted April 26, 2013
The extensive bashing of Matt Lauer has left him with few fans, but ... [FishbowlNY]

Good Call | Slick Tweeting | Show Time - Posted April 25, 2013
TVNewser: Thank god for Barbara Bush. When Matt Lauer asked her about ... [Fishbowl NY]

Good Call | Slick Tweeting | Show Time - Posted April 25, 2013
TVNewser: Thank god for Barbara Bush. When Matt Lauer asked her about ... [FishbowlNY]

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

'Today' Gets Backstage at TIME 100 - Posted April 24, 2013
The "Today" show had a backstage pass for last night's TIME 100 gala in New York. Matt Lauer cond... [TVNewser]

Fired Bismarck Anchor A.J. Clemente Makes the Morning Show Rounds: 'When I First Saw the Clip, It Was Gut-Wrenching' - Posted April 24, 2013
Former KFYR anchor A.J. Clemente, who was fired from the Bismarck NBC affiliate after anchoring just one newscast for sayin... [TVSpy]

A.J. Clemente Gets a Pep Talk from Tom Brokaw - Posted April 24, 2013
In the span of two hours this morning, A.J. Clemente got a chuckle out of Matt Lauer, he got a pep talk from ... [TVNewser]

Media Beat: Brian Stelter on Being Matt Lauer's Nemesis - Posted April 23, 2013
Brian Stelter, who launched TVNewser almost 10 years ago, is now a published author. ... [GalleyCat]

Media Beat: Brian Stelter on Being Matt Lauer's Nemesis - Posted April 23, 2013
Brian Stelter, who launched the blog you're reading almost 10 years ago, is now a published author. "Top of the Morning," out today, lays bare a tumultuous year which saw one anchor pack her bags, another face a serious health issue, a ratings leader fall -- and lose a quarter of... [TVNewser]

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

TV Critics on Coverage of Boston Bombings - Posted April 21, 2013
At the end of a long week, TV critics weigh in on the coverage of the Boston bombings. In DailyDownload, media critic David Zurawik lists his highs and lows of Friday's coverage: "The perfo... [Fishbowl NY]

TV Critics on Coverage of Boston Bombings - Posted April 21, 2013
At the end of a long week, TV critics weigh in on the coverage of the Boston bombings. In DailyDownload, media critic David Zurawik lists his highs and lows of Friday's coverage: "The perfo... [FishbowlNY]

TV Critics on Coverage of Boston Bombings - Posted April 21, 2013
At the end of a long week, TV critics weigh in on the coverage of the Boston bombings. In DailyDownload, media critic David Zurawik lists his highs and lows of Friday's coverage: "The perfo... [TVNewser]

Today Show 'Focused on Major News' Not 'Year-old Gossip' - Posted April 21, 2013
NBC News is responding to excerpts from Brian Stelter's new book "Top of the Morning" in this weekend's The New York Times ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Interview Bushes Ahead of Presidential Center Dedication - Posted April 21, 2013
ABC's Diane Sawyer will interview George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush... [TVNewser]

The Today Show Sounds Like an Awful Place to Work - Posted April 18, 2013
The drama enveloping the Today show gets another indepth look today, courtesy of an excerpt from Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, by ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Shows Focus on Human Impact of Boston Bombings - Posted April 16, 2013
Wall-to-wall coverage of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon continues into the second day. ABC News, NBC News and CBS News all broadcast special reports for President Obama's remarks from the White House press briefing room at 11:30amET. Lester Holt anchored from Boston on NBC, Anthony Mason... [TVNewser]

Boston Bombings: Evening Notes - Posted April 15, 2013
That 78-year-old marathoner seen over and over today in news coverage crumbling to the ground when the first bomb went off, finished the race. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Boston Bombings: Evening Notes - Posted April 15, 2013
That 78-year-old marathoner seen over and over today in news coverage crumbling to the ground when the first bomb went off, finished the race. ... [FishbowlNY]

Boston Bombings: Evening Notes - Posted April 15, 2013
That 78-year-old marathoner seen over and over today in news coverage crumbling to the ground when the first bomb went off, finished the race. ... [TVNewser]

Explosions at Finish Line of the Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
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Morning Show Ratings: Week of April 1 - Posted April 11, 2013
A year ago ABC's "Good Morning America" was rapidly gaining on NBC's "Today" show which had held the crown of morning show leader for more than 16 years. During this week last year "GMA" lost to "Today' by 190,000... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Pokes Fun At Bad Press At UJA Dinner - Posted April 11, 2013
NBC "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer poked some fun at the recent headlines at a UJA Federation of New York event Tuesday night. The event was honoring Bloomberg Media CEO ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of March 25 and Q1 2013 - Posted April 4, 2013
For the first time in 19 years "Good Morning America" has won a Q1 in Total Viewers and for the first time in 20 years, "GMA" has taken the A25-54 demo in Q1. The ABC morning show won last week in both measurements as well, though "Today" got close in the... [TVNewser]

Casting Directors See the Light, Cancel Planned Auction of Hollywood Audition Tapes - Posted April 2, 2013
Today's Kathy Lee Gifford blunder isn't the only Today Show gaffe in the news. It's quite p... [FishbowlLA]

'Today' EP Don Nash: 'We Hope Matt [Lauer] Stays Forever' - Posted April 1, 2013
The executive producer of NBC's "Today" show, Don Nash, talks to TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio about the drama surrounding the sh... [TVNewser]

Michael Wolff: 'Fire Steve Burke' - Posted April 1, 2013
Michael Wolff makes the case that "someone at NBC should be fired" over the ongoing talent sagas at both "Today" ... [TVNewser]

Devious Duo | Watch and Tweet | Done Deen - Posted March 29, 2013
TVNewser: Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie think people getting fired because... [Fishbowl NY]

Devious Duo | Watch and Tweet | Done Deen - Posted March 29, 2013
TVNewser: Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie think people getting fired because... [FishbowlNY]

Mark Zinni, Matt Lauer and the Tweet Heard 'Round the World - Posted March 29, 2013
As our sister site TVNewser has been reporting, there has been a media pile-on about the future of NBC's "Today" -- and specifically co... [TVSpy]

Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer Poke Fun At Media Coverage - Posted March 29, 2013
NBC "Today" co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer had a little fun at the expense of the non-stop media coverage that the program has been seeing over the last few weeks. Lauer tweeted a picture of himself exiting a room in response to Guthrie's "middle finger salute." Guthrie responded by re-tweeting... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Meets The Media - Posted March 28, 2013
Nine months after Ann Curry left NBC's "Today" with tears in her eyes, the show is back i... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer Meets The Media - Posted March 28, 2013
Nine months after Ann Curry left NBC's "Today" with tears in her eyes, the show is back i... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer Meets The Media - Posted March 28, 2013
Nine months after Ann Curry left NBC's "Today" with tears in her eyes, the show is back i... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of March 18 - Posted March 28, 2013
The "Today" show can't catch a break. The NBC morning show, which has seen an endless stream of stories about the show's troubling year, was expecting to win last week in the younger demo -- in fact Nielsen fast nationals put the younger viewer win at its biggest since December. But... [TVNewser]

'Today' Superfan Returns, While Another Faints - Posted March 28, 2013
It was a good day and a bad day to be in the crowd outside of NBC's "Today" studio this morning. The good news: "Today" "superfan" Linny Boyette returned to the program after a long absence. Boyette had a health scare, and was welcomed back by ... [TVNewser]

What Does The Future Hold For CNN's Anderson Cooper? - Posted March 27, 2013
CNN's Anderson Cooper has long been called "the face of CNN" inside the halls of the CNN Center in Atlanta, and Time Warner Center in New York. His show "AC360" is on twice in prime... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper Asked if He Wants Matt Lauer's Job [Update] - Posted March 27, 2013
Matt Lauer is having a rough week. First, New York published that lengthy account... [Fishbowl NY]

Anderson Cooper Asked if He Wants Matt Lauer's Job [Update] - Posted March 27, 2013
Matt Lauer is having a rough week. First, New York published that lengthy account... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer Hating Is in Full Swing - Posted March 25, 2013
In a long New York piece, the drama surrounding the Today show is explored. It's well worth reading, but here's a quick summary: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer Hating Is in Full Swing - Posted March 25, 2013
In a long New York piece, the drama surrounding the Today show is explored. It's well worth reading, but here's a quick summary: ... [FishbowlNY]

How Matt Lauer Almost Joined ABC News: NY Mag Story Hits NBC News 'Like a Ton of Bricks' - Posted March 25, 2013
New York magazine'e Joe Hagan files an impressively reported story on the trials and tribulations of NBC's "Today" for this week's cover. The PDF of the story was forwarded throughout the NBC News offices, studios an... [TVNewser]

The Jerry Sandusky 'Interview' Didn't Turn Out To Be Much Of An Interview - Posted March 25, 2013
The "interview" with Jerry Sandusky that NBC aired on "Today" this morning turned out to be a dud. We already told you that filmmaker John Ziegler was the one who conducted the interviews, not NBC. This morning, aside a from few brief audio clips of Sandusky over the phone, the bulk... [TVNewser]

HLN Gets a New Name: Hysterical Ladies Network (and Dr. Drew) - Posted March 22, 2013
To say it's been a rough year for the "Today" show, would be an understatement. The once-dominant morning program is settling in to second place, as new top producers, on-air talent and show segments meld in the hopes of catching on with viewers and regaining the top spot. Meanwhile, star anchor ... [TVNewser]

NBC's 'Today' Secures Jerry Sandusky Interview For Monday - Posted March 22, 2013
Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky--who was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse last year--is speaking out for the first time since the conviction. Sandusky will be appearing on NBC's "Today" show Monday, where "he will explain in his own words what he says ... [TVNewser]

Maria Shriver Returns to 'Today' for Papal Coverage - Posted March 19, 2013
For the last two days, former NBC News anchor/correspondent -- and former California first lady -- Maria Shriver has been reporting for the "Today" show from Rome. She's had several reports, including the story behind the pope's choice of names, and... [TVNewser]

Good Question | Live Grab | Unfriendly Times - Posted March 15, 2013
FishbowlLA: Rumor of the day is that Matt Lauer is being considered as Alex Tr... [Fishbowl NY]

Good Question | Live Grab | Unfriendly Times - Posted March 15, 2013
FishbowlLA: Rumor of the day is that Matt Lauer is being considered as Alex Tr... [FishbowlNY]

Report: Jeopardy! Eyeing Matt Lauer - Posted March 15, 2013
Even though he doesn't actually look 72, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is getting up there in age, which means replacement talks are in full swing. The New York Post ... [FishbowlLA]

Matt Lauer And Anderson Cooper: Jeopardy! Hosts? - Posted March 15, 2013
The New York Post's Michael Shain has a doozy of a report this morning: Sony Pictures Television is quietly putting out feelers for potential replacements f... [TVNewser]

NBC News Group Makes Ad Sales Pitch At Upfront - Posted March 14, 2013
The NBC News Group, including NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, held an upfront presentation today at the New York Public library in midtown Manhattan. The Celeste Bartos Forum in the Library was lit up in shades of purple and blue, as media buyers and advertisers mingled with NBC News executives and... [TVNewser]

In Broadcast Booking Wars, A Shift In Power - Posted March 14, 2013
TV news booking wars are nothing new, but on the broadcast side of things there is something of a tidal shift. With "Good Morning America" topping "Today," and most networks now reluctant to give big payouts for exclusive stories, the big "gets" are less predictable. The ... [TVNewser]

NY Times: Matt Lauer At Root Of 'Today' Issues - Posted March 14, 2013
NBC "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer spoke out about the Ann Curry incident ... [TVNewser]

Longtime WCBS/Channel 2 Reporter Pablo Guzman Sidelined With Blood Clots in Foot - Posted March 13, 2013
Astute WCBS-TV news viewers have noticed Pablo Guzman is missing. The popular reporter, who joined Channel 2 in 1995, remains on the station's Web site. After reaching out to WCBS for a comment, FishbowlNY was pleasantly surprised when... [Fishbowl NY]

Longtime WCBS/Channel 2 Reporter Pablo Guzman Sidelined With Blood Clots in Foot - Posted March 13, 2013
Astute WCBS-TV news viewers have noticed Pablo Guzman is missing. The popular reporter, who joined Channel 2 in 1995, remains on the station's Web site. After reaching out to WCBS for a comment, FishbowlNY was pleasantly surprised when... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Gasparino, Hollywood, Couric - Posted March 13, 2013
FBN's Charlie Gasparino talks to InvestorPlace about his new deal with the channel. Spoiler alert: "I love sticking it to CNBC whenever I can." Bloomberg TV is airing a speci... [TVNewser]

Still No Pope After Another Conclave Vote - Posted March 13, 2013
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Matt Lauer Speaks: How Katie Couric Almost Returned To 'Today' - Posted March 11, 2013
More than half a year after Ann Curry left the "Today" show, Matt Lauer ... [TVNewser]

How the Martha Stewart Macy's vs. JCP Trial is Like 'Today' vs. 'CBS This Morning' - Posted March 6, 2013
Martha Stewart spent four hours on the stand in a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday and 5 minutes this morning with Matt Lauer talking about it. Stewart was c... [TVNewser]

UJA to Honor Bloomberg Media Group CEO Andy Lack - Posted March 5, 2013
UJA-Federation of New York will honor Bloomberg Media Group CEO ... [TVNewser]

In-N-Out And Haunted Mirrors On The Morning Shows - Posted March 2, 2013
On NBC's "Today" Friday, Matt Lauer and Al Roker decided to prank their co-workers. Taking a viral video to promote "The Last Exorcism 2" as inspiration, the team got Natalie Morales, WNBC anchor ... [Fishbowl NY]

In-N-Out And Haunted Mirrors On The Morning Shows - Posted March 2, 2013
On NBC's "Today" Friday, Matt Lauer and Al Roker decided to prank their co-workers. Taking a viral video to promote "The Last Exorcism 2" as inspiration, the team got Natalie Morales, WNBC anchor ... [FishbowlNY]

WNBC's Darlene Rodriguez Pranked on 'Today' - Posted March 1, 2013
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WNBC's Darlene Roridguez Pranked on 'Today' - Posted March 1, 2013
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Anchors Gone Good: 'Today' Does PSAs - Posted February 16, 2013
Have you ever wanted to see Matt Lauer inside of a chimney? Or Savannah Guthrie doing hard labor? Or Natalie Morales in her pajamas? Then "Today" has just the ticket for you. This week NBC morning program decided that the anchors should "gi... [TVNewser]

Monday Odds and Ends - Posted February 11, 2013
-Laurence Velcoff, former planning director on the Wendy's account at what is now Publicis Kaplan Thaler, has joined DDB New York as brand planning director. -Ex-Arnold D.C. VP/ACD ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Monday Odds and Ends - Posted February 11, 2013
-Laurence Velcoff, former planning director on the Wendy's account at what is now Publicis Kaplan Thaler, has joined DDB New York as brand planning director. -Ex-Arnold D.C. VP/ACD ... [AgencySpy]

The Afternoon Ticker: Blizzard, Oscar, Jones - Posted February 7, 2013
A blizzard expected to hit the Northeast tomorrow and continue into Saturday is keeping the "Today" show in New York City. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie had planned to anchor from Chicago Friday. ABC's Katie Co... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of January 21 - Posted January 31, 2013
ABC's "Good Morning America" is back on top in both Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers. For the first three weeks of 2013, NBC's "Today" took the younger demo. "GMA" was also up compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart's Aggressive Interview With Al Gore - Posted January 31, 2013
Al Gore continues making the rounds for his new book. But what most interviewers want to know about is the sale of Current TV which, as a co-owner, he orchestrated. Earlier this week on NBC's "Today," Matt Lauer pressed Gore about the sale to Al Jazeera which ... [TVNewser]

Al Gore: Media Critic - Posted January 29, 2013
Early this week President Obama took some shots at the media, and now, as former Vice President Al Gore begins his book tour, he is taking his own shots. Gore went on "Today" t... [TVNewser]

Hoda Kotb on Life 'Working Out the Way It's Supposed to' - Posted January 22, 2013
In a business known for big egos and petty jealousies, Hoda Kotb is a dose of Zen. Life "is working out the way its supposed to work out," Kotb tells TVNewser, reflecting on her 15th anniversary with NBC News. Co-anchoring the fourt... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows in Overtime for Inauguration - Posted January 21, 2013
ABC's and CBS's morning shows are going beyond the normal 9am end time covering the run up to the ceremonial Inaugruation -- the real one was yesterday. Anchors and correspondents are in... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of January 7 - Posted January 17, 2013
While 2012 was the year that saw "Good Morning America" overtake "Today" in the ratings, 2013 begins with all three shows shedding viewers in the crucial A25-54 demo. Compared to the same week last year, "GMA" i... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: 'Nightline,' Zahn, CNN - Posted January 15, 2013
ABC's "Nightline" has been quietly filming behind the scenes at Facebook in recent weeks, and already has a story cued up on the social network's newest product: Graph Search. Facebook unveiled the new "Pillar," as Mark Zuckerberg calls it, today. "Nightline'"s story airs tonight. Investigati... [TVNewser]

'Today' Anchors Judge Weird Human Tricks On 'Tonight Show, Have 'Wardrobe Malfunction' On Red Carpet - Posted January 13, 2013
On "The Tonight Show" late Friday evening, host Jay Leno had the "Today" crew of Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and ... [FishbowlLA]

'Today' Anchors Judge Weird Human Tricks On 'Tonight Show, Have 'Wardrobe Malfunction' On Red Carpet - Posted January 13, 2013
On "The Tonight Show" late Friday evening, host Jay Leno had the "Today" crew of Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of December 31 - Posted January 10, 2013
The morning show ratings race begins 2013 with a split. "Good Morning America" takes a win in total viewers while NBC's "Today" wins in younger viewers, its first in 7 weeks. But #3 "CBS This M... [TVNewser]

Gov. Chris Christie Makes Morning Show Rounds - Posted January 9, 2013
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Al Roker Drops by 'Katie' For Surprise Birthday Celebration - Posted January 7, 2013
Today is Katie Couric's birthday, and she showed up to work with no idea what was in store for her on "Katie." Couric didn't know who her would be on the show -- the lineup included ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of December 10 - Posted December 20, 2012
While "Good Morning America" maintained its #1 spot in the mornings, and saw total viewer growth, all three shows saw a decline in the crucial A25-54 viewership compared to the same week last year. Add... [TVNewser]

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans - Posted December 14, 2012
Coverage of Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks. On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor "Good Mornin... [Fishbowl NY]

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans - Posted December 14, 2012
Coverage of Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks. On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor "Good Mornin... [FishbowlNY]

Connecticut School Shooting: Saturday Coverage Plans - Posted December 14, 2012
Coverage of Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, will continue Saturday on the broadcast and cable networks. On ABC, weekday anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor "Good Mornin... [TVNewser]

'Today' Anchors Meet Their Viewer Look-Alikes - Posted December 12, 2012
After a recent segment on look-alikes, the "Today" team spent the past two weeks combing through viewer submissions to find doppelgangers for Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, ... [TVNewser]

Jeff Rossen Has His Most--Touchy--Investigation Yet - Posted December 5, 2012
NBC "Today" investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen is a serious newsman, who investigates serious issues. This morning, at the top of the 8 AM hour of the program, he decided to throw all that out the window, and investigate something nefarious, insidery, and not at all serious. Rossen investigated a "butt slap" by... [TVNewser]

'Today' Toasts Jim Bell - Posted December 3, 2012
The cast and crew of NBC's "Today" (including former co-anchor Meredith Vieira) held an on-air toast to honor executive producer Jim Bell today. Bell is moving to NBC Olympics, where he will lead the network's coverage of the Games. NBC has the rights to the 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 games. "He... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno Makes Fun of 'Germaphobe' Matt Lauer - Posted December 1, 2012
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno poked some fun at his NBC colleague Matt Lauer this week. We noted that Al Roker had laryngit... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of November 19 & November Sweeps - Posted November 30, 2012
"Good Morning America" has won its first November sweeps in more than 18 years ranking as the #1 morning show in total viewers (first since Nov. 1995) and A25-54 viewers (first since July 1994). "GMA" led "Today" by +467,000 total viewers and +28,000 younger viewers for the month. Compared to the... [TVNewser]

Big Bet on Lottery Exclusive, That Isn't - Posted November 28, 2012
With tonight's Powerball jackpot now topping half billion dollars, the morning shows went all out wit... [TVNewser]

Dissecting The Matt Lauer Blame Game - Posted November 26, 2012
The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz writes about Matt Lauer, and the pressure and criticism he has faced in the wake of "Today",s ratings struggles and the... [TVNewser]

Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie Preview Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Posted November 20, 2012
This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade coverage on NBC will be hosted by regular Al Roker, Matt Lauer and for the first time, "Today" co-host Savannah Guthrie. NBCUDirect spoke to both Guthrie and Roker, who previewed their coverage, and their... [TVNewser]

Steve Capus On 'Today' Switch: 'This was my call' - Posted November 15, 2012
NBC News president Steve Capus responds to the New York Daily Ne... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of November 5 - Posted November 15, 2012
The week of the Presidential election was a strong one for ABC's "Good Morning America" and CBS' "CBS This Morning," with both programs seeing substantial ratings increases from the same week last year. ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer And Willie Geist Crack 'People' 'Sexiest Man Alive' List - Posted November 14, 2012
NBC "Today" anchors Matt Lauer and Willie Geist made People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue. Neither men were the "sexiest Man" this year (that honor belongs to Channing Tatum), but both made their mark anyway. Lauer was featured in a photo-spread dedicated to men with "salt and pepper" good looks (CNN... [TVNewser]

Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year? - Posted November 13, 2012
From L to R: TIME Managing Editor Rick Stengel (moderator); Speaker Newt Gingrich, Bryan Cranston, Padma Lakshmi, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Matt Lauer Photo credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images TIME hosted its annual Person of the Year p... [Fishbowl NY]

Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year? - Posted November 13, 2012
From L to R: TIME Managing Editor Rick Stengel (moderator); Speaker Newt Gingrich, Bryan Cranston, Padma Lakshmi, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Matt Lauer Photo credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images TIME hosted its annual Person of the Year p... [FishbowlNY]

NBC Affiliates Reflect on 'Today' Show's Struggles - Posted November 13, 2012
As NBC News prepares a shift in the executive ranks at "Today," Broadcasting & Cable's Michael Malone ... [TVSpy]

NBC Affiliates Express 'Today' Concerns - Posted November 13, 2012
Yesterday evening NBC announced a new role for "Today" executive producer Jim Bell at NBC Sports, and reports trickled out about new leadership at ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of October 29 - Posted November 9, 2012
Not only have ratings reports been delayed due to Hurricane Sandy, but the overall national numbers may be skewed as markets like New York and Philadelphia did not carry the morning broadcasts for much of last week in addition to the millions of homes without power. As a result, ABC and CBS... [TVNewser]

Et Tu Brutus? Weather Channel Begins Naming Winter Storms - Posted November 8, 2012
The Weather Channel has gone ahead with its plan to name Winter storms. Alphabetically they're already on "B:" Athena a Nor'easter that brought high wind and snow to the Northeast and Brutus, in the Northern Rockies which is expected ... [TVNewser]

Politics Leads The Morning Shows - Posted November 7, 2012
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'We Want to Welcome the Newest Member of the Today Family' - Posted November 3, 2012
Erica Hill co-hosted her first Weekend "Today" show this morning alongside longtime anchor Lester Holt. And, as has become a tradition at "Today", Holt paused... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of October 22 - Posted November 2, 2012
"Good Morning America" makes it 9 weeks in a row at #1 in both total viewers and younger viewers, but compared to the same week last year "GMA" is down, just slightly, in the A25-54 demo, down -1%. "GMA" is up +2% i... [TVNewser]

Media Companies Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts - Posted November 1, 2012
Repeat after us: Giant companies aren't always bad. Especially when they use some of their overflowing money stash's for the greater good. News Corporation, Viacom, The Walt Disney Company and NBC Universal are doing their part, as they've all pledged donations ... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Companies Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts - Posted November 1, 2012
Repeat after us: Giant companies aren't always bad. Especially when they use some of their overflowing money stash's for the greater good. News Corporation, Viacom, The Walt Disney Company and NBC Universal are doing their part, as they've all pledged donations ... [FishbowlNY]

NBCUniversal Networks to Air First Hurricane Sandy Telethon - Posted November 1, 2012
NBCUniversal will hold a telethon on 9 of its networks including NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA Friday night at 8pmET. "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" will be hosted by Matt Lauer. The event will feature performances ... [TVNewser]

In Sandy's Wake, NBC Expands 'Today,' Plans Primetime Special - Posted October 30, 2012
The "Today" show's four hours are dedicated to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as the superstorm continues to move inland. Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie are reporting... [TVNewser]

As Sweeps Begins, Morning Shows Go Big - Posted October 25, 2012
Today is the first day of November sweeps, and the network morning shows responded accordingly in an effort to draw as many viewers as possible. NBC, CBS and ABC each had a big "get," and made news in some way. On the serious news front, NBC's "Today" had an interview with DC... [TVNewser]

Morning News Ratings: Week of October 8 - Posted October 18, 2012
While "Good Morning America" remains the #1 show in the mornings, third place "CBS This Morning" is showing the most growth compared to the same week last year. "CBS This Morning" is up +8% in Total Viewers and u... [TVNewser]

'CBS This Morning' Book Club, Naturalization Ceremony On NBC Among Sweeps Stunts - Posted October 16, 2012
With November's ratings sweeps period approaching, the network morning shows are preparing special programming to take advantage of the event. "CBS This Morning" is launching an interactive book club for viewers that will culminate next month. The initiative, dubbed, "CBS This Morning Reads," is kicking off with a re-release of Team of... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of October 1 - Posted October 12, 2012
ABC's "Good Morning America" wins its eighth week in a row in Total Viewers, and 6th week running in A25-54 viewers. "GMA" had a +646,000 Total Viewer lead and a +165,000 A25-54 lead on NBC's "Today." Compared to the same week last year... [TVNewser]

The Viewers Speak: Why I've Left the 'Today' Show - Posted October 11, 2012
The AP's David Bauder is out with his story of regular Joes and Joans talking about why they've stopped watching the "Today" show. Bauder ... [TVNewser]

Schwarzenegger Pulled 'I Can't Hear You' Trick - Posted October 8, 2012
In cased you missed it over the weekend, Arnold Schwarzenegger took time out of his schedule to do something rather unremarkable -- he gave yet another interview about his tell-all book Total Recall to David Gregory ... [FishbowlDC]

Blaming Poor Audio, Arnold Schwarzenegger Now Admits He Was Not Prepared for Matt Lauer Question - Posted October 7, 2012
On "Meet the Press" this morning, David Gregory cornered Arnold Schwarzenegger about an interview ... [TVNewser]

Blaming Poor Audio, Arnold Schwarzenegger Now Admits He Was Not Prepared for Matt Lauer Question - Posted October 7, 2012
On "Meet the Press" this morning, David Gregory cornered Arnold Schwarzenegger about an interview ... [GalleyCat]

'Good Morning America' Is Not Just Winning, But Winning Big - Posted October 4, 2012
A once in a generation shift is occurring on TV. The "Today" show which had dominated mornings for 16 years, ceded that crown in April. Now, not only is "Good Morning America" consistently winning in both total viewers and the younger demo, the ABC morning show is doing so by wider... [TVNewser]

NBC's Matt Lauer Asks Mark Zuckerberg a Billion-Dollar Question - Posted October 4, 2012
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on the "Today" show this morning with the news that the social network had surpassed one billion users. Matt Lauer's response? "If a company has a billion customers, how can they not be killing it making money?" Replied Zuckerberg,... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Tops 1B Monthly Active Users; Mark Zuckerberg Speaks With NBC's Matt Lauer, 'Bloomberg Businessweek'; New Agency Of Record Wieden & Kennedy Debuts 'The Things That Connect Us' - Posted October 4, 2012
Facebook officially reached 1 billion monthly active users Sept. 14 at 12:45 p.m. PT, Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Pitch | LinkedIn Follows | Wii Social Network - Posted October 3, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Zuckerberg Talks IPhone, Wardrobe With NBC's Matt Lauer - Posted October 2, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't make too many public appearances. About a month ago, he appeared at TechCrunch's Disrupt event... [AllFacebook]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of Sept. 17 & Q3 2012 - Posted September 27, 2012
"Good Morning America" wins its fourth week in a row. In fact, "GMA" had its widest lead on "Today" in both Total Viewers (+884,000) and younger viewers (+237,000) in more than 18 years. The week ending Sept. 21 caps off the third quarter and the ratings season for the morning broadcasts... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of Sept. 17 & Q3 2012 - Posted September 27, 2012
"Good Morning America" wins its fourth week in a row. In fact, "GMA" had its widest lead on "Today" in both Total Viewers (+884,000) and younger viewers (+237,000) in more than 18 years. The week ending Sept. 21 caps off the third quarter and the ratings season for the morning broadcasts... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of Sept. 17 & Q3 2012 - Posted September 27, 2012
"Good Morning America" wins its fourth week in a row. In fact, "GMA" had its widest lead on "Today" in both Total Viewers (+884,000) and younger viewers (+237,000) in more than 18 years. The week ending Sept. 21 caps off the third quarter and the ratings season for the morning broadcasts... [TVNewser]

'Today' EP: Matt Lauer 'Should not bear any of the blame' for Ann Curry Transition - Posted September 26, 2012
THR's Marissa Guthrie peppered "Today" show EP Jim Bell with questions ... [TVNewser]

NYT: Willie Geist To (Officially) Get 'Today' Gig - Posted September 24, 2012
MSNBC's Willie Geist, a regular fill-in on NBC's "Today," and long rumored to be a possible addition to the anchor team there, is making the move official. ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Show's New Foe: the Daily News - Posted September 21, 2012
There are few things newspaper editors like more than to write about troubled TV. Antenna envy, a former news director of mine used to call it. For the past few months the New York Daily News, which, earlier this year, hi... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of September 10 - Posted September 20, 2012
It's been five months since "Good Morning America" overtook "Today" as the #1 morning show -- its first weekly win in more than 16 years. In the first few months, it was mostly back and forth... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer: 'Please print this story -- it's the most interesting and dangerous I've ever sounded!' - Posted September 19, 2012
The New York Post's Page Six has an item today alleging that NBC "Today" anchor Matt Lauer has suddenly become ratings-obsessed and me... [TVNewser]

David Gregory Still has the Moves - Posted September 14, 2012
Sunday morning David Gregory will be all politics on "Meet the Press," but this morning -- filling in for Matt Lauer -- he joined the "Today" show's Savannah Guthrie, Nata... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of September 3 - Posted September 13, 2012
"Good Morning America" wins another week in both total viewers and younger viewers: the first time in 17 years the show has had back-to-back weekly wins against "Today" in the demo. Compared to the same week last ... [TVNewser]

Coverage Turns To The Middle East As Ambassador To Libya Killed - Posted September 12, 2012
President Obama will speak shortly about the situation in Libya, in which the U.S. ambassador to the still-young nation was killed by Islamic militants. Mitt Romney also made a brief public statement at 10:15 AM condemning the attacks. Ambassador Chris Stevens died as he and a group of embassy employees went to... [TVNewser]

Between the Morning and the Evening, Katie Couric Settles In to Her Comfort Zone - Posted September 10, 2012
If today's long-awaited debut of Katie Couric's syndicated talk show resembled an infomercial for Weight Watchers, that's because it was. The first three segments of Couric's Disney chatfest were devoted almost entirely to guest ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 27 - Posted September 7, 2012
"Good Morning America" wins another week as the networks aired split shows from the Republican National Convention, and covered Hurricane Isaac. "GMA" also gave a send-off to Robin Roberts who is ... [TVNewser]

Attack Matt | Twins | Sad Words - Posted September 5, 2012
TVNewser: Let it be known that if you write a story that Matt Lauer questions, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Attack Matt | Twins | Sad Words - Posted September 5, 2012
TVNewser: Let it be known that if you write a story that Matt Lauer questions, ... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer Challenges Maureen Orth Over Tom Cruise 'Vanity Fair' Story - Posted September 5, 2012
Maureen Orth, aka Luke Russert's mom, has written another juicy page-turner for "Vanity Fair" involving Tom Cruise, dating auditions and Scientology. On "Today" this morning Matt La... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of August 20 - Posted August 30, 2012
"Good Morning America" wins another week in Total Viewers, but once again "Today" eeks out a win in the A25-54 demo, with a +5,000 viewer lead. "GMA's" +520,000 total viewer lead is the 2nd-largest margin of victory over "Today" since its ... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts Signs Off Early From 'GMA' To Be With Family In Hurricane Zone - Posted August 30, 2012
ABC this morning announced that today would be Robin Roberts' last day anchoring "Good Morning America" before she goes on extended leave. Tomorrow ... [TVNewser]

Network Special Reports For President Obama's Isaac Address - Posted August 28, 2012
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Mass Shooting Near Empire State Building - Posted August 24, 2012
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Is Al Roker Ok? How Well Do Fox News Hosts Know The Bible? Today In Odd Morning Show Moments - Posted August 21, 2012
Reddit user "CoLmes" spotted this odd moment on NBC's "Today" (which appears to have happened last week). Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer are tal... [TVNewser]

NBC News, Telemundo Reveal DNC, RNC Coverage Plans - Posted August 20, 2012
NBC News and Telemundo have announced their coverage plans for the 2012 Democratic and Republican national conventions. As expected, NBC will not have coverage on the Wednesday of the DNC, due to the NFL kickoff game. It will make up for that with two hours of coverage on Thursday, however. ... [TVNewser]

Willie Geist Could Use Some Sleep - Posted August 17, 2012
MSNBC anchor ... [TVNewser]

An Unscripted Moment From Al Roker On 'Today' - Posted August 16, 2012
Unscripted TV can lead to some unplanned moments, as we saw on NBC's "Today" this morning. Al Roker, Matt Lauer and Tamron Hall were interviewing members of the U.S. Olympic rowing team, and at the end they mentioned the tradition of throwing your teammat... [TVNewser]

'Today' Back in the U.S., Trying to Keep the Gold - Posted August 13, 2012
The Today show team returned to Rockefeller Plaza this morning by red double-decker bus, a nod to the last three weeks spent in London covering the Summer games. "You notice they did a little remodeling while we were gone," said Matt Lauer. "Take... [TVNewser]

Where Do Anchors Abroad Go When They Have Some Free Time? - Posted August 10, 2012
At Wembley with @nmoralesnbc watching USA women soccer!!! twitter.com/SavannahGuthri... -- Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) August 9, 2012 Working at a major event abroad like the Olympics may se... [TVNewser]

London 2012: Producing 'Today' From Afar - Posted August 9, 2012
Between the basketball arena and the athletes village, in the northeastern section of the Olympic Park in London, NBC has set up what seems like a small village with one purpose: to broadcast "Today" live from the Olympic games. There is a control room, a green room and production offices in mak... [TVNewser]

Top 10 Highest Paid News Anchors - Posted August 9, 2012
TVGuide is out with its annual list of the top celebrity earners. Judge Judy tops them all, making $45 million a year. Ashton Kutcher is tops among comedy actors for his "Two and a Half Men" haul. Mark Harmon... [TVNewser]

Kelly Ripa Gets $20 Million a Year to Act Like an Idiot - Posted August 9, 2012
The Daily Beast has published a list of the highest paid TV anchors, and it's massively depressing. It's sad because some of the people featured in the list don't do much at all. Like Kelly Ripa... [Fishbowl NY]

Kelly Ripa Gets $20 Million a Year to Act Like an Idiot - Posted August 9, 2012
The Daily Beast has published a list of the highest paid TV anchors, and it's massively depressing. It's sad because some of the people featured in the list don't do much at all. Like Kelly Ripa... [FishbowlNY]

Ann Curry Returns to 'Today' Show - Posted August 9, 2012
"Today" anchor-at-large Ann Curry returned to the show for the first time since leaving her job as co-anchor in late June. In promoting the 8am piec... [TVNewser]

'Today' Enjoys Bounce Back During London Games - Posted August 7, 2012
With 6.35 million viewers, Monday's "Today" show was its second-best outing since May 2011. (Its best came last Friday with 6.45 million). "Today" drew +1.92 million more viewers than "Good Morning America," according to Nielsen Fast National data. Compared to the second Monday in Beijing, Aug., 18, 2008, "Today" was up... [TVNewser]

How's the 'Today' Show Doing from London? - Posted August 1, 2012
'Today' anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb take on Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhuasser, of the U.S. Beach Volleyball team on Wednesday's show. Yesterday ... [TVNewser]

2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Most Watched Ever For NBC, More Than 40 Million Tune In - Posted July 28, 2012
NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics was the most watched opener ever, with an average of over 40 million Americans tuning in. This was despite (or due to?) a tape delay that meant that U.S. viewers would see the events unfold hours after they actually happened in... [FishbowlLA]

2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Most Watched Ever For NBC, More Than 40 Million Tune In - Posted July 28, 2012
NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics was the most watched opener ever, with an average of over 40 million Americans tuning in. This was despite (or due to?) a tape delay that meant that U.S. viewers would see the events unfold hours after they actually happened in... [TVNewser]

The Olympics Ticker: Games Begin, Social Olympics, 'Today' Arrives - Posted July 25, 2012
The first Olympic competition took place this morning, two days before the Opening Ceremony. Women's soccer preliminaries aired on MSNBC with Great Britain beating New Zealand, 1-0. Also today, the USA women beat France, 4-2. TVSpy reports NBC News and NBC's 10 owned TV stations are joining forces for the social... [TVNewser]

Mitt Romney Also Sitting Down With NBC News For Pre-Olympics Interview - Posted July 24, 2012
Presumptive GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney isn't limiting his appearances to cable news this week. Romney will sit d... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: Ann Curry To Anchor 'Dateline' On NBC And Co-Anchor 'Today' With Savannah Guthrie, As News Takes Over Primetime - Posted July 20, 2012
Former "Today" anchor Ann Curry will return to NBC tonight to anchor the network's coverage of the shooting in Colorado. Curry will anchor a special edition of "Dateline" live from Aurora, Colorado at 9 PM, and will a... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: President Obama to Address Nation At 11:20 AM ET - Posted July 20, 2012
President Obama will address the nation to comment on the tragic shooting in Aurora Colorado at 11:20 AM ET. The President has spoken with the Mayor of Aurora, and released a statement saying that he was "shocked and saddened" by the shooting. Mitt Romney released a statement saying "Ann an... [TVNewser]

WPIX Takes a Victory Lap in Morning; Beats WNYW, Edges Today - Posted July 18, 2012
WPIX is flexing its muscle in morning. The Nielsen overnight ratings for yesterday's show is some great news for Channel 11. The PIX Morning News claims a huge victory in the advertiser-friendly Adults 25 to 54 demographic. Not only did WPIX defeat its main competition in the 7 a.m. hour, WNYW with... [Fishbowl NY]

WPIX Takes a Victory Lap in Morning; Beats WNYW, Edges Today - Posted July 18, 2012
WPIX is flexing its muscle in morning. The Nielsen overnight ratings for yesterday's show is some great news for Channel 11. The PIX Morning News claims a huge victory in the advertiser-friendly Adults 25 to 54 demographic. Not only did WPIX defeat its main competition in the 7 a.m. hour, WNYW with... [FishbowlNY]

Today Facebook Page Passes One Million Likes - Posted July 18, 2012
NBC's "Today" passed an arbitrary but fun social media milestone late yesterday, as its Facebook fan page passed one million likes. This morning the co-anchors went out to Rockefeller Plaza to talk about the accomplishment. Fans in the Plaza were given orange t-shirts and foam fingers, and were encouraged to "get... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie Makes Official Debut as 'Today' Co-Host - Posted July 9, 2012
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Savannah Guthrie And Matt Lauer Make Formal 'Today' Debut - Posted July 9, 2012
This morning was the first official day behind the anchor desk for the new "Today" anchor team of Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. After the opening credit, which included the voiceover announcer saying "Savannah Guthrie" for the first time, Lauer formally welcomed her to the program. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted July 6, 2012
It's Friday, which means it's time for another installment of: "Ask Piranhamous Anything." And we do mean anything. Send your queries 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]

Willie Geist on his Dad Bill Geist's Battle with Parkinson's - Posted July 3, 2012
Two Geists were on two different network morning shows today. MSNBC's Willie Geist is subbing for Matt Lauer this week on "Today" while on "CBS This Morning," Willie's dad Bill Geist talked about his battle with Parkinson's, ... [TVNewser]

Former KVOA, KMIZ Reporter Savannah Guthrie Named 'Today' Co-Host - Posted June 29, 2012
NBC made it official today: Savannah Guthrie has been named co-host of the "Today" show, one day after Ann Curry ... [TVSpy]

Savannah Guthrie Named Co-Anchor of NBC's 'Today' - Posted June 29, 2012
It's official: NBC News has named Savannah Guthrie the new co-anchor of "Today." Guthrie, who co-anchored the program this morning, will officially debut on July 9. The announcement of her promotion comes a day after ... [TVNewser]

FishbowlLA Set Visit: The Young Turks - Posted June 29, 2012
Watching yesterday from the second floor Culver City control room as The Young Turks' tireless host Cenk Uygur conducted a split-screen interview about - what else - contentious DC politics, FishbowlLA marveled at the talent everyone there talks about. His ability to do an entire, fast-paced current affairs program without benefit... [FishbowlLA]

FishbowlLA Set Visit: The Young Turks - Posted June 29, 2012
Watching yesterday from the second floor Culver City control room as The Young Turks' tireless host Cenk Uygur conducted a split-screen interview about - what else - contentious DC politics, FishbowlLA marveled at the talent everyone there talks about. His ability to do an entire, fast-paced current affairs program without benefit... [GalleyCat]

'Today' Show Moves On ... And About That Ann Curry Highlight Reel - Posted June 29, 2012
These are days of transition at the "Today" show. After Ann Curry's emotional farewell Thursday, ... [TVNewser]

CNN, FNC Fail in Early Reporting of Health Care Ruling - Posted June 28, 2012
The expediency of TV news is not meeting well with the depth involved in the ruling on the Affordable Care Act of 2010, more commonly known as Obamacare. "Be cautious with us, we're trying to do the best we can," said Bill Hemmer on Fox News,... [TVNewser]

(Video) With Ann Curry Pushed Aside, Savannah Guthrie Expected to Get Spot on Today Couch - Posted June 28, 2012
The rumors have been running rampant. The speculation has been speeding through the blogosphere. This morning it became a reality! A teary-eyed Ann Curry left the Today Show as co-anchor with ... [Fishbowl NY]

(Video) With Ann Curry Pushed Aside, Savannah Guthrie Expected to Get Spot on Today Couch - Posted June 28, 2012
The rumors have been running rampant. The speculation has been speeding through the blogosphere. This morning it became a reality! A teary-eyed Ann Curry left the Today Show as co-anchor with ... [FishbowlNY]

Ann Curry Says Emotional Goodbye to 'Today': 'This Is Not as I Expected to Ever Leave This Couch' - Posted June 28, 2012
After nearly 15 years with "Today," and the last year as co-host Ann Curry is exiting the NBC News morning show, she announced at the close of this morning's broadcast. "This is not easy to say, but today is go... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry to Leave 'Today,' will Remain with NBC - Posted June 28, 2012
Ann Curry is leaving the "Today" show anchor desk. In an interview with USA Today's Susan Page Curry confirm... [TVNewser]

B&C: NBC Affiliates Back Plan to Replace Ann Curry on 'Today' - Posted June 27, 2012
The rumor mill about talent changes on NBC's "Today" continues to churn. The latest news, from The Hollywood Reporter,... [TVSpy]

Accused Madam's Son Reveals What Morning Show He Watches - Posted June 27, 2012
New York media tripped over themselves last night trying to get the shot of the accused Upper East Side madam Anna Gristina after she posted bail. ... [TVNewser]

Hoda Kotb: 'I'm actually joyful where I am' - Posted June 23, 2012
Who should replace Ann Curry if she does end up leaving "Today." The New York Post's Linda Stasi ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Tops Justin Bieber, Again - Posted June 22, 2012
The old man has done it again. "The O'Reilly Factor" topped part II of NBC's Justin Bieber special last night. "The Factor" on Fox News at 8pmET averaged 3.254 million total viewers to Bieber's 3.102 million. Bill O'Reilly also beat out the Biebs on ... [TVNewser]

Business As Usual--At Least On-Air--On NBC's 'Today' This Morning - Posted June 21, 2012
Despite the leaks last night about NBC's intention to move Ann Curry off of the "Today" anchor's desk, it was business as usual this morning on the program... at least on-air. Ann read the pre-credit headlines, and after welcoming viewers to the program, she and ... [TVNewser]

NY Times: NBC Negotiating With Ann Curry To Step Aside As 'Today' Co-Anchor - Posted June 20, 2012
Want to know why the New York Times ran a long piece painting a critical look at NBC "Today" co-anchor Ann Curry? ... [Fishbowl NY]

NY Times: NBC Negotiating With Ann Curry To Step Aside As 'Today' Co-Anchor - Posted June 20, 2012
Want to know why the New York Times ran a long piece painting a critical look at NBC "Today" co-anchor Ann Curry? ... [FishbowlNY]

NY Times: NBC Negotiating With Ann Curry To Step Aside As 'Today' Co-Anchor - Posted June 20, 2012
Want to know why the New York Times ran a long piece painting a critical look at NBC "Today" co-anchor Ann Curry? ... [TVNewser]

One Month With Ann Curry And The 'Today' Family - Posted June 20, 2012
New York Times TV critic Mike Hale spent a month watching NBC's "Today" show. His goal: to try and diagnose the cause ... [TVNewser]

VIDEO: Regis and Kathie Lee Reunite - Posted June 20, 2012
This morning Regis Philbin guest-hosted the fourth hour of NBC's "Today" with his old partner in crime, Kathie Lee Gifford. It was the first time in 12 years (the end of "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee") that the pair co-hosted a TV show together. Before the 10 PM hour, ... [TVNewser]

In Her Final Newscast, Sue Simmons Makes It Clear She Doesn't Want to Leave - Posted June 16, 2012
Throughout her final newscast on WNBC, legendary New York anchor Sue Simmons made it clear that she didn't want to leave. Following a day of video tribute... [SocialTimes.com]

Sue Simmons Ends Historic Run at WNBC, Wants to Be 'Employed Elsewhere at Some Point' - Posted June 16, 2012
And so at 11:35 last night, New York's all-time great anchor team ceased to exist. "Chuck and Sue" became a test pattern of TV history. Sue Simmons concluded a 32-year run at WNBC, sitting next to her "TV husband" ... [FishbowlLA]

Early Risers' Late Nights - Posted June 15, 2012
A Page Six item today: It was a media powerhouse at Upper East Side Italian restaurant Elio's on Wednesday night. At one table, "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose, Donny Deutsch, ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Joins Twitter, Loves Justin Bieber - Posted June 15, 2012
Did you feel the Earth shake beneath you this morning? Did you happen to notice an unusual amount of delays while on the train? That's because Matt Lauer decided to ... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer Joins Twitter, Loves Justin Bieber - Posted June 15, 2012
Did you feel the Earth shake beneath you this morning? Did you happen to notice an unusual amount of delays while on the train? That's because Matt Lauer decided to ... [FishbowlNY]

Justin Bieber Sends Matt Lauer's First Tweets - Posted June 15, 2012
Matt Lauer joined Twitter yesterday (@MLauer) and this morning Justin Bieber sent Lauer's first tw... [TVNewser]

Accused Soccer Mom Madam was 'Approached About a Television Show' - Posted June 14, 2012
Matt Lauer got a sitdown with Anna Gristina, the so-called soccer mom madam, who sits in a jail cell on Rikers Island. Gristina is accused of running a multimillion... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Chooses Bryant Gumbel Over Matt Lauer - Posted June 13, 2012
Mediabistro was at Wendy Williams's studio yesterday where we taped our mediabistroTV series "My First Big Break." When we got there, ... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry Chatted with Robin Roberts As Her Pre-Treatment Procedure Was Underway - Posted June 12, 2012
The "Today" show anchors gave a special shout-out to their cross-town rivals at "Good Morning America" this morning. "We are sending our very best wishes to Robin Roberts," said Matt Lauer, adding, "We love you and our thoughts are with you." Ann Curry... [TVNewser]

Joy Bauer Feted For 'Joy Fit Club' Book - Posted June 7, 2012
[caption id="attachment_131663" align="alignright" width="375" caption="Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford along with author and 'Today' contributor Joy Bauer and EP Jim Bell"][/caption]TVNewser dropped by the Eventi Hotel the other evening for a book party thrown by "Today" show EP ... [TVNewser]

Where Was Ann Curry This Morning? - Posted June 5, 2012
This Saturday, Ann Curry marks one year as "Today" co-anchor. But as we mentioned earlier,... [TVNewser]

Examiner's Bedard Wipes Jelly From Lips - Posted June 1, 2012
It's National Doughnut Day, or as we like to call it in the Fishbowl, Paul Bedard's favorite day of the year (or as they call it in New York City, "Half-a-Doughnut Day"). The Washington Examiner columnist is a ... [FishbowlDC]

Meredith Vieira Headlines 'Today' Show's Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Coverage - Posted June 1, 2012
"Today" began its coverage from London for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee this morning. Former co-anchor, now special correspondent Meredith Vieira fronted the coverage and will be joined by Matt Lauer on Tuesday. "Weekend Today" continues the coverage tomorrow -- which is Epsom Derby Day, if you didn't know. On Sunday, the... [TVNewser]

John Edwards Trial Jurors Make The TV News Rounds, Stay On Message - Posted June 1, 2012
Following the one "not guilty" verdict and the declaration of a mistrial for the remaining counts in the John Edwards trial yesterday, jurors from the case have begun making the rounds on TV news. NBC's "Today" had three of the jurors--including the jury foreman--on as an "exclusive" at 9:06 AM. They told... [TVNewser]

Day Runs Into Night for Matt Lauer - Posted May 31, 2012
Old habits are hard to break. Just ask Matt Lauer. It was a long work day for the morning show veteran, who filled in tonight on Nightly News for the ... [Fishbowl NY]

Day Runs Into Night for Matt Lauer - Posted May 31, 2012
Old habits are hard to break. Just ask Matt Lauer. It was a long work day for the morning show veteran, who filled in tonight on Nightly News for the ... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer on 'Today:' 'The Show is Not Where I Want it to Be Right Now' - Posted May 31, 2012
Matt Lauer is doing double duty today. After anchoring "Today" this morning, he'll fill in for Brian Williams on "NBC Nightly News" tonight. It's the first time in almost 10 years Lauer has sat in the "Nightly" chair. He last filled in in 2002 when Tom Brokaw... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Trump Trump Trump, CNN International, Lauer and Deutsch on CNN - Posted May 30, 2012
Cable news just can't get enough Donald Trump. After his grilling on CNN yesterday, Trump appeared on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." The tone was much more collegial, even as Van Susteren pressed Trump on the "birther" issue. Video of the appearance is after the jump.... [TVNewser]

As NBC Takes on 'Hero' Comments, Donny Deutsch Says MSNBC's Chris Hayes 'Looks Like a Weenie' - Posted May 29, 2012
This morning the "Today" Professionals took on MSNBC's Chris Hayes and his comments over the weekend in which he said he was "uncomfortable" calling some soldiers "heroes." "I'm repulsed," said Donny Deutsch... [TVNewser]

So What Do You Do, Lola Ogunnaike? - Posted May 23, 2012
Today on mediabistro.com, we ask Lola Ogunnaike, a contributor for the "Today" show and MSNBC, "... [TVNewser]

Deadline's Mike Fleming Takes Another Playboy Detour - Posted May 21, 2012
Although Mike Fleming's deadline.com duties keep him very busy, he still finds the time to continue one longstanding freelance tradition. The Playboy interview. Beginning with ... [FishbowlLA]

Rowing and Rollercoastering in the Name of May Sweeps - Posted May 10, 2012
Where in the World is Matt Lauer, you ask? New Jersey, we answer. As part of a sweeps get-out-of-the-studio series called "Today Takes On...", Matt, Ann, Al and Natalie, and some unlucky NBC pages, took on the Princeton crew. After some stretching, jumping jacks and instructions, the "Today" team hit the water and... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Mini-Morris, Lin, 'Today' Anchors - Posted May 9, 2012
Fox News host and correspondent Clayton Morris and wife Natali Morris welcomed a mini-Morris into their family yesterday. Natali gave birth to a baby girl yesterday afternoon. "Fox & Friends First" host ... [TVNewser]

'The Dictator' Mocks Ryan Seacrest, Ann Curry and Matt Lauer on 'Today' - Posted May 7, 2012
On NBC's "Today" this morning, Matt Lauer interviewed "General Aladeen," the fictional dictator of the fictional country of Wadiya. Aladeen is actually actor Sacha Baron Cohen, and he was on the show to promote his upcoming movie, "The Dictator." Cohen had plenty of fun at Lauer's expense, including a joke about ... [Fishbowl NY]

'The Dictator' Mocks Ryan Seacrest, Ann Curry and Matt Lauer on 'Today' - Posted May 7, 2012
On NBC's "Today" this morning, Matt Lauer interviewed "General Aladeen," the fictional dictator of the fictional country of Wadiya. Aladeen is actually actor Sacha Baron Cohen, and he was on the show to promote his upcoming movie, "The Dictator." Cohen had plenty of fun at Lauer's expense, including a joke about ... [FishbowlNY]

'The Dictator' Mocks Ryan Seacrest, Ann Curry and Matt Lauer on 'Today' - Posted May 7, 2012
On NBC's "Today" this morning, Matt Lauer interviewed "General Aladeen," the fictional dictator of the fictional country of Wadiya. Aladeen is actually actor Sacha Baron Cohen, and he was on the show to promote his upcoming movie, "The Dictator." Cohen had plenty of fun at Lauer's expense, including a joke about ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Joyella, Smith, Lauer - Posted April 30, 2012
Mark Joyella, a CNN digital producer for "Erin Burnett OutFront," is returning to local television. Beginning in June, he will be the weekend morning anchor for WFTV in Orlando, TVSpy reports.... [TVNewser]

More Pictures from the White House Correspondents' Dinner - Posted April 30, 2012
If you didn't get enough this weekend, here are a few more pictures from this weekend's White House Correspondents' Dinner festivities. Speaking of which, NBC's Matt Lauer already has his date for next year: Diane Keaton (below), who was a guest of People magazine already has an invite for next year,... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' Poised to Win Another Week - Posted April 30, 2012
With the Nielsen Fast National numbers for Friday just released, "Good Morning America" is in a position to win another week in the morning show ratings race. For the week of April 23, "GMA" has a +165,000 (preliminary) Total Viewer lead over the "Today" show. The win comes just as the... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Ryan Seacrest Tapped as NBC 'Today' Correspondent As Part of Overall NBCU Deal - Posted April 27, 2012
As expected, Ryan Seacrest is joining NBC News as a "special correspondent" for NBC News, including on "Today." Seacrest will continue as the managing editor of E! News, as well as E!'s red carpet host, though his regul... [Fishbowl NY]

It's Official: Ryan Seacrest Tapped as NBC 'Today' Correspondent As Part of Overall NBCU Deal - Posted April 27, 2012
As expected, Ryan Seacrest is joining NBC News as a "special correspondent" for NBC News, including on "Today." Seacrest will continue as the managing editor of E! News, as well as E!'s red carpet host, though his regul... [FishbowlNY]

'Good Morning America' Leading 'Today' for the Week - Posted April 27, 2012
With Thursday's fast-national Nielsen numbers now in, "Good Morning America" is in a position to win the week. This comes as "Today" regained the top spot last week. As of Thursday's show, "GMA" has a 236,000 total viewer lead for the week. "Today" is still leading with younger viewers. If "GMA"... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Goes Viral (At Least His Jacket Does) - Posted April 26, 2012
This morning a meme was created on NBC's "Today." Anchor Matt Lauer opted to go plaid, and everyone on staff had a few words to say about the outfit: ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Back on Top in the Mornings - Posted April 26, 2012
A week after breaking the "Today" show's 852-week win streak, "Good Morning America" slipped back to second place last week, according to just-released Nielsen ratings. "Today" drew 5.253 million vi... [TVNewser]

TV News Personalities Top Of Mind at 'Time 100' Gala - Posted April 25, 2012
Our sister blog FishbowlNY was at the "Time 100" gala last night, and caught up with a few of the honorees and guests on the red carpet. Among them was NBC "Today" anchor Savannah Guthrie, who talked about her colleague Matt La... [TVNewser]

(VIDEO) Rolling out the Red Carpet for TIME 100 - Posted April 25, 2012
[caption id="attachment_58827" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Honorees Matt Lauer and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with Time managing editor Rick Stengel. "][/caption] They come from all walks of life. They are actors, musicians, world leaders, and sports figures--and that just scratches the s... [Fishbowl NY]

(VIDEO) Rolling out the Red Carpet for TIME 100 - Posted April 25, 2012
[caption id="attachment_58827" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Honorees Matt Lauer and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with Time managing editor Rick Stengel. "][/caption] They come from all walks of life. They are actors, musicians, world leaders, and sports figures--and that just scratches the s... [FishbowlNY]

Newsers Prep for TIME 100 Gala - Posted April 24, 2012
The TIME 100 gala is tonight at Time Warner Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The annual list celebrates those the magazine has deemed the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Among them ... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' Breaks 'Today' Show's 16-Year Winning Streak - Posted April 19, 2012
With final Nielsen numbers now out, ABC's "Good Morning America" has topped NBC's "Today" for the first time in more than 16 years. The win was projected Monday with the release of Friday's preliminary numbers. I... [TVNewser]

Steamy Book is Hot Topic for Morning Shows - Posted April 18, 2012
During prime Monday night, ABC ran promos for an exclusive "Good Morning America" interview with British housewife-turned-author E.L. James who penned the erotic novel "50 Shad... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Cracks The Time 100 - Posted April 18, 2012
Fresh off of his new contract with NBCUniversal, "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer is named one of the "Time 1... [TVNewser]

Honesty | Swallow it All | Do it - Posted April 17, 2012
TVNewser: Meredith Vieira, on what she did after she h... [Fishbowl NY]

Honesty | Swallow it All | Do it - Posted April 17, 2012
TVNewser: Meredith Vieira, on what she did after she h... [FishbowlNY]

Meredith Vieira On Matt Lauer's 'Today' Contract - Posted April 17, 2012
During a "Piers Morgan Tonight" interview with Meredith Vieira last night, Morgan asked the former "Today" host where she was when she heard the news of Matt Lauer... [TVNewser]

Despite Claims, Kathy Griffin Not Banned From Today - Posted April 17, 2012
As she makes the rounds promoting her new Bravo talk show, ... [TVNewser]

'GMA' Can Thank Sherri Shepherd and Tim Tebow For Helping Break 'Today' Show's 16-Year Winning Streak - Posted April 17, 2012
If the numbers hold up, "GMA" will beat the "Today" show in total viewers for the first time in more than 16 years. "Today's" winning streak in younger viewers ... [TVNewser]

'Today's Professionals: Leakers Should Not Be Tolerated - Posted April 16, 2012
On NBC's "Today" this morning, one of the topics covered during "Today's Professionals" was the Fox News "mole." The panel, comprised of Star Jones, Donny Deutsch and Bobby Flay, all agreed that that leakers and moles should be hunted down and fired. ... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' Poised to Break 'Today' Show's 16-year Win Streak - Posted April 16, 2012
With the overnight ratings for Friday's show just released, ABC's "Good Morning America" appears to have won an entire week in the ratings -- a feat which has not been accomplished in 852 weeks, ... [TVNewser]

Lauer, O'Reilly, Walters, Couric and More Feted at Media Bigs Party - Posted April 12, 2012
New York media turned out for a Hollywood Reporter party last night. The Four Seasons was packed with the media hoi polloi for THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media event. As we ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of April 2 - Posted April 12, 2012
As we told you on Monday, "Today" was the winner for the week of April 2. With Sa... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Talks Ann Curry, New Contract and Joining Katie Couric: 'I wasn't just wasting time' - Posted April 11, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie ... [TVNewser]

NBC's Alec Baldwin Trashes NBC's 'Today' on Twitter - Posted April 11, 2012
Actor Alec Baldwin, who stars in the NBC comedy "30 Rock," took shots at another NBC program on Twitter Wednesday morning. Baldwin has been dealing with a stalker, and it has made international headlines. In response, a number of journalists have been staked outside of his New York apartment, including, apparently,... [TVNewser]

Hollywood Reporter's 'New York Issue' Lists 35 Most Powerful People in Media - Posted April 11, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter is getting its New York fix with its Spring issue. Inside, the magazine lists the "35 Most Powerful People in The Media," which i... [Fishbowl NY]

Hollywood Reporter's 'New York Issue' Lists 35 Most Powerful People in Media - Posted April 11, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter is getting its New York fix with its Spring issue. Inside, the magazine lists the "35 Most Powerful People in The Media," which i... [FishbowlNY]

Could 'Today' See a Syndicated Spinoff? - Posted April 9, 2012
TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio writes about Matt Lauer's new deal with NBC, and scoops that there is more to it than just "Toda... [TVNewser]

'Today' Show Will Win Week That Saw Katie Couric on 'GMA,' as ABC Continues to Close the Gap - Posted April 9, 2012
On Friday, NBC's "Today" show held off ABC's "Good Morning America" to win the day, and the week that saw highly-publicized ratings stunts we haven't seen in a long time. According to Nielsen Fast National data, GMA got within +25,000 Total Viewers on Friday (it won in Total Viewers on Wednesday).... [TVNewser]

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]

Matt Lauer Signs New Contract With NBC, Staying at 'Today' 'Long-Term' - Posted April 5, 2012
As has been rumored for a few weeks now, Matt Lauer has officially signed a new contract with NBC, one tha... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer Signs New Contract With NBC, Staying at 'Today' 'Long-Term' - Posted April 5, 2012
As has been rumored for a few weeks now, Matt Lauer has officially signed a new contract with NBC, one tha... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer Signs New Contract With NBC, Staying at 'Today' 'Long-Term' - Posted April 5, 2012
As has been rumored for a few weeks now, Matt Lauer has officially signed a new contract with NBC, one tha... [TVNewser]

Ryan Seacrest, Matt Lauer Talk 'Today' Rumors - Posted April 4, 2012
As expected the big Ryan Seacrest "announcement" this morning was a new deal with NBCUniversal, a deal that will include a role for Seacrest at this year's Summer Olympics in London. A new deal with Fox's "American Idol" also looks likely, but one thing that was not mentioned was a possible... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin Joins Lamestream Media, At Least For an Hour - Posted April 3, 2012
At 7am Sarah Palin sat patiently on the "Today" show couch -- with a stack of newspapers, a running gag going back to the 2008 Katie Couric interview when she... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer to Sarah Palin: 'What Are You Doing to Prepare? Are You Reading Some Newspapers?' - Posted April 2, 2012
Sarah Palin phoned in to the "Today" show this morning as she makes her way across the country to New York where she will co-host tomorrow's show. Matt Lauer asked,... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira Returns to 'Today' For London Olympics Coverage - Posted April 2, 2012
The "legend" who returned to "Today" this morning was revealed to be Meredith Vieira who anchored the show from 2006 to 2011. Matt Lauer announced Vieira... [TVNewser]

A 'Nervous' Katie Couric on 'Good Morning America' While 'Today' Teases 'Legend' - Posted April 2, 2012
"We're glad to have Katie Couric here," said George Stephanopoulos at the start of this morning's "Good Morning America" where Couric is sitting in all w... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer: 'The Last NBC News Star From the Era When Broadcast Still Ruled' - Posted March 26, 2012
With NBC News and Matt Lauer reportedly closing in on the terms of a new contract, New York's Gabe Sherman... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Interviews Wife of Soldier Accused of Afghan Massacre - Posted March 25, 2012
Today Matt Lauer will interview Karilyn Bales, wife of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer Interviews Wife of Soldier Accused of Afghan Massacre - Posted March 25, 2012
Today Matt Lauer will interview Karilyn Bales, wife of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, ... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer Interviews Wife of Soldier Accused of Afghan Massacre - Posted March 25, 2012
Today Matt Lauer will interview Karilyn Bales, wife of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, ... [TVNewser]

NBC News Makes Pitch to Advertisers, As 'Rock Center' Hits New Viewership Low - Posted March 16, 2012
[caption id="attachment_116521" align="alignright" width="378" caption="Matt Lauer and Steve Capus at the NBC News/MSNBC upfront."][/caption] NBC Newsers always like to say they are part of one big family. But in a family that big, with several making millions of dollars a year -- even a select few in the double-digit millions -- th... [TVNewser]

Payday Today | Mistakes Have Been Made | Pin Power - Posted March 8, 2012
TVNewser: Matt Lauer is about to become insanely rich -- his new contract might be ... [Fishbowl NY]

Payday Today | Mistakes Have Been Made | Pin Power - Posted March 8, 2012
TVNewser: Matt Lauer is about to become insanely rich -- his new contract might be ... [FishbowlNY]

Newsday: Matt Lauer Close To New Deal With NBC - Posted March 8, 2012
Newsday's Verne Gay reports that NBC and Matt Lauer are ... [TVNewser]

Life after WNBC for Sue Simmons - Posted March 8, 2012
After news Wednesday that Sue Simmons -- who made up half of one of the longest-running local news anchor duos in the nation -- was ... [TVNewser]

How the Sandra Fluke Story Unfolded - Posted March 5, 2012
Before last week, the name Sandra Fluke had only entered the discussion in a column by TIME humorist ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Calls Sandra Fluke Shortly Before MSNBC Interview - Posted March 2, 2012
After several media appearances by Sandra Fluke in the past 24 hours, President Obama called the Georgetown Law School student this afternoon, shortly before she appeared on MSNBC's "... [TVNewser]

Lindsay Lohan Is Trying to Make a Comeback - Posted March 1, 2012
So Lindsay Lohan wants you to know she is getting it together and would like to be an actress. She's going to host Saturday Night Live this weekend and to promote... [AgencySpy]

Lindsay Lohan Is Trying to Make a Comeback - Posted March 1, 2012
So Lindsay Lohan wants you to know she is getting it together and would like to be an actress. She's going to host Saturday Night Live this weekend and to promote... [PRNewser]

Diane Sawyer Tops List of Favorite Current Affairs Personality - Posted February 27, 2012
Diane Sawyer tops the latest Harris poll of favorite current affairs personalities. Of 26 names, respondents were asked which three are their favorites. Almost a quarter (23%) said ABC's ... [TVNewser]

NBC's One Big Happy Family Pre-Super Bowl Moment - Posted February 6, 2012
Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Hypes Super Bowl: Al Roker Ziplines Over Indy, Kathie Lee and Hoda Test QB Skills - Posted February 4, 2012
While Matt Lauer stayed in New York ahead of his pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama, his "Today" show pal Al Roker is preparing for the big game in a different way. Roker ziplined over Lucas Oil Stadium, th... [TVNewser]

Manhattan's A-List Turns Out for Harvey Weinstein's Giants Pep Rally - Posted February 1, 2012
I've been covering Wednesday's at Michael's for five years and have never seen anything like the head-spinning scene that unfolded there today. Harvey Weinstein and Stev... [FishbowlLA]

Katie Couric, Roger Ailes, Piers Morgan and Matt Lauer Walk Into a Super Bowl Pep Rally... - Posted February 1, 2012
If it seemed like TV news was particularly quiet this afternoon, it was likely because New York's Michaels restaurant hosted a pre-Super Bowl "Pep Rally," and just about everyone was there. Don't believe us? Among the attendees were Fox News CEO ... [TVNewser]

Game On! NBCU to Smother Super Bowl - Posted January 25, 2012
It's more than just a game... it's an opportunity to absolutely blanket TV viewers with the spoils of your consolidated company. Call it Super Bowl everywhere. NBC TV may have the rights to Super Bowl XLVI, but if you turn on just about any NBCU channel or watch any NBC-produced program you... [TVNewser]

Ryan Seacrest Stays Mum on 'Today' Show Talk - Posted January 19, 2012
As Ryan Seacrest partners with Mark Cuban and others to rebrand HDNet, he remai... [TVNewser]

Reuniting Anchors and Reliving 60 Years of Today - Posted January 13, 2012
This morning "Today" dedicated most of its broadcast to its 60th anniversary celebration, kicking off with an introduction from Matt Lauer: ... [TVNewser]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [Fishbowl NY]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [FishbowlNY]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [TVNewser]

'If [Ryan Seacrest] said he wanted to do interview specials a la Barbara Walters, we would be interested' - Posted January 6, 2012
The Television Critics Association Winter press tour is kicking off in Pasadena this week, and already there is an interesting TV news development. NBC entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt was asked about ... [TVNewser]

As 'Today' Prepares for 60 Year Celebration, Matt Lauer Celebrates 15 Years Behind the Anchor Desk - Posted January 6, 2012
Next Friday, January 13, NBC's "Today" will bring back a slew of former anchors, including Meredith Vieira, Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel, Tom Brokaw, ... [TVNewser]

What's In Store For The Morning Shows In 2012? - Posted January 3, 2012
David Bauder of the Associated Press writes today about what the year has in store for the broadcast networks' morning shows. With ... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie Celebrates the Big 4-0 On 'Today' - Posted December 27, 2011
This morning on NBC's "Today," Savannah Guthrie filled in for Ann Curry. Today also happens to be Guthrie's 40th birthday, a fact which Matt Lauer was not about to let pass at the very top of the program. Later on, Lauer also busted out some childh... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer, Steve Kroft and Matt Lauer are The Interviewers on TV News Today - Posted December 21, 2011
In their 2011 "Rulebreakers" issue, The Hollywood Reporter looks at The Rebels, The Opportunists, The Cinderella Stories and more from the world of TV and movies. Marisa Guthrie pens a page on ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly: 'I'm really looking forward to talking to Bill Clinton' - Posted December 19, 2011
Bill O'Reilly went on "Today" this morning, talking with CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, in for Matt Lauer. O'Reilly teed up his first-ever interview with former President Bill Clint... [TVNewser]

Revolving Door: Ryan Seacrest, Publishing App Expo, NewsBasis, and More - Posted December 8, 2011
Ryan Seacrest may take over for Matt Lauer should the veteran Today... [PRNewser]

WSJ Adds Fuel to Ryan Seacrest/'Today' Fire - Posted December 8, 2011
Last night the Wall Street Journal reported that Ryan Seacrest met with some top... [TVNewser]

Herman Cain Cancels Dinner with Matt Lauer, Bill O'Reilly, Barbara Walters and Greta Van Susteren - Posted November 29, 2011
GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain--who is said to be ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of November 7 - Posted November 17, 2011
Americans' search for Matt Lauer on the global map helped give "Today" its best viewership in almost six months -- since the week of May 23 w... [TVNewser]

'Today' Anchors at Book Signing - Posted November 16, 2011
Stephen Battaglio's new coffee table book, From Yesterday to TODAY is in bookstores now. The book looks back on the NBC News program's 60 years -- when, in 1952, Dave Garroway ushered in a new era in morning broadcasting. (A sentiment heard this week ... [TVNewser]

TV Watcher Asks: 'Is Charlie Rose Too Old For This?' - Posted November 11, 2011
The news that Charlie Rose will be a part of CBS's re-imagined morning news show still has a lot people buzzing today. In ... [TVNewser]

'Look At Roker, Now Look Back at Me, Now Back At Roker, Sadly He Isn't Me...' - Posted November 11, 2011
This morning was the final installment for 2011's "Where in the World is Matt Lauer," and the location reveal was one of the most entertaining yet, with a live spoof of the "Old Spice Guy" commercials: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Interviews with Conrad Murray, and a Juror Who Found Him Guilty - Posted November 9, 2011
NBC News will air Savannah Guthrie's pre-verdict interview with Dr. Conrad Murray tomorrow and Friday on the "Today" show. Murray, who is in custody following the guilty verdict in the death of Mich... [TVNewser]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [Fishbowl NY]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [FishbowlNY]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [TVNewser]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [AgencySpy]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [PRNewser]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [FishbowlDC]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [TVSpy]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [10,000 Words]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [TVSpy]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [TVNewser]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [GalleyCat]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Herman Cain Sings and Matt Lauer Goes Missing - Posted November 8, 2011
In this week's episode of 5 Things You Need to Know This Week, Herman Cain sings about sexual harassment, ... [FishbowlLA]

Helping Us Out | What Not to Say | Repeat Offender - Posted November 4, 2011
TVNewser: If you ask us, Matt Lauer is an alright dude. One of his travel tips? "Get drunk before yo... [FishbowlLA]

Helping Us Out | What Not to Say | Repeat Offender - Posted November 4, 2011
TVNewser: If you ask us, Matt Lauer is an alright dude. One of his travel tips? "Get drunk before yo... [Fishbowl NY]

Helping Us Out | What Not to Say | Repeat Offender - Posted November 4, 2011
TVNewser: If you ask us, Matt Lauer is an alright dude. One of his travel tips? "Get drunk before yo... [FishbowlNY]

Ahead of 'Where in the World' Kickoff, Matt Lauer Shares Travel Tips with David Letterman - Posted November 4, 2011
Monday marks the return of "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?," which the "Today" show has resurrected after a three-year hiatus for November sweeps. Lauer gave viewers a clue to his first destination on the show this morning: "It conjures up thoughts of a child's worst fright, but there... [TVNewser]

Starbucks' Small Business Campaign Can Be Both Philanthropic and PR - Posted November 2, 2011
... [AgencySpy]

On Twitter, Chris Cuomo Tweaks Those Other Madoff Interviews - Posted October 31, 2011
ABC's Chris Cuomo took to Twitter this morning to jab the Madoff family interviews on other networks. Bernie Madoff's wife Ruth and son Andrew spoke to Morley Safer last night on "60 Minutes," and this morning to ... [TVNewser]

Royals, Rockers On Halloween Morning Shows - Posted October 31, 2011
Today is Halloween, which means that on the network morning shows, the anchors were forced to wear silly costumes in an effort to entertain viewers... and each other. On NBC's "Today," the crew dressed up as the Royal Family following the Royal Wedding, with Matt Lauer as Prince William, Ann Curry as... [TVNewser]

The Brian Williams 'Rock Center' Promotional Blitz Continues Unabated - Posted October 28, 2011
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has been making seemingly endless guest appearances on NBCUniversal programs over the last 24 hours, on top of his nightly gig on the evening newscast. Last night Williams once again appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to once again "Slow jam the news": ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Filling In for Matt Lauer on 'Today' Friday - Posted October 27, 2011
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams will continue his "Rock Center" publicity tour later this week with a stop on NBC's morning program "Today." Williams will not be a guest however: instead he will be filling in for Matt Lauer, who will be out that morning. Williams last co-hosted "Today" back in... [TVNewser]

'Rock Center' a 'Combination of 60 Minutes and Nightline' - Posted October 27, 2011
NBC's Harry Smith and Kate Snow went on the "Today" show this morning to talk about "Rock Center," each promoting the stories they'll be reporting for ... [TVNewser]

It's Official: NBC Announces Return of 'Where In the World is Matt Lauer?' - Posted October 17, 2011
This morning NBC's "Today" confirmed that it would be bringing back its popular "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" programming stunt for November sweeps. As TVNewser first reported in August, the 2011 "Where in the World?" will be marketed as a "10th anniversary" trip. While the segment began 1... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry Pres. Obama News Conference - Posted October 6, 2011
The White House has announced Pres. Obama will hold a news conference at 11amET. Obama's most recent news conference was July 15, during a week in which he had two press availabilities. NBC News will provide a special r... [TVNewser]

Brad Pitt Dropped out of J-School Two Weeks Before Graduation - Posted September 23, 2011
After Matt Lauer's "Today" show interview aired Thursday, actor Brad Pitt went on NPR's "Fresh Air" where the Missouri native talked about his days at the University ... [TVNewser]

For First Time in 18 Seasons, Network Morning Shows Add Younger Viewers; Add Total Viewers for First Time in 7 Seasons - Posted September 22, 2011
What is going on with the broadcast networks? They're adding viewers when cable and the Internets say they shouldn't be. On Tuesday ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Talks with a 'Calmer, Mellower' Charlie Sheen - Posted September 14, 2011
NBC's Matt Lauer sat down with Charlie Sheen yesterday in New York as part of Sheen's redemption tour. The interview will air on "Today" Friday. Six months after network correspondents... [TVNewser]

Parnes Takes FLOTUS Fawning to New Heights - Posted September 12, 2011
We're all for spreading our wings. Today Politico's Amie Parnes takes her FLOTUS fever to a sweat lodge as she writes about, not first lady Michelle Obama, but her mother, Marian Robinson. No doubt, FLOTUS's pr... [FishbowlDC]

Synergy! NBCUniversal Brings In NBC News, E!, Weather Channel and More For NFL Kickoff - Posted September 6, 2011
This Thursday, the 2011-2012 NFL season kicks off with the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers taking on the New Orleans Saints. The game will be broadcast on NBC, so naturally the network is making full use of its corporate siblings to promote the event. NBC News, CNBC, Weather ... [TVNewser]

Salon Finds Another PR Tie to Bahrain - Posted September 5, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26756" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Bahraini protests last week over the death of a teen protester."][/caption] Salon reports that Joe Trippi, PR adviser to H... [PRNewser]

Get it Cheaper | Carmen Sandiego Would Be Proud | Dark Days - Posted August 17, 2011
SocialTimes: Just in time for football season - a social site that feeds you updates on cheap tickets for your favorite... [Fishbowl NY]

Get it Cheaper | Carmen Sandiego Would Be Proud | Dark Days - Posted August 17, 2011
SocialTimes: Just in time for football season - a social site that feeds you updates on cheap tickets for your favorite... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Reviving 'Where In The World is Matt Lauer?' - Posted August 17, 2011
NBC's "Today" is reviving its popular "Where in the world is Matt Lauer?" segment, according to two people familiar with the decision. NBC has already informed some media buyers about the programming stunt, which will likely be brought back for No... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford Celebrates Her 58th Birthday on 'Today' - Posted August 16, 2011
Today is Kathie Lee Gifford's 58th birthday, and the folks at the fourth hour of NBC's "Today" made a good attempt at surprising the daytime talk veteran. Kathie Lee's husband--the legendary sportscaster Frank Gifford--made an appearance (which included a kiss from ... [TVNewser]

Qorvis Working to 'Make Note of the Reforms' in Bahrain - Posted August 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25687" align="alignleft" width="368" caption="A protest in Bahrain in February. Photo: Reuters"][/caption] In an email to PRNewser, Matt Lauer, partner at ... [PRNewser]

Qorvis Working with Bahrain's Ruling Family to Improve Image - Posted August 9, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25567" align="alignleft" width="323" caption="Protesters in Bahrain on August 7. AP Photo/Hasan Jamali"][/caption] We included this story in this morning's Tick... [PRNewser]

Who Makes What in TV News? - Posted August 9, 2011
The latest issue of TV Guide takes a look at the highest-paid personalities on TV, and many TV news anchors are present on the list. The salaries also give a taste at how some networks are saving money, and wh... [TVNewser]

A Scarlet Ibis Mistakes Matt Lauer's Head for a Perch - Posted August 9, 2011
On NBC's "Today" this morning, an animal segment went hilariously awry when a Scarlet Ibis decided to make its perch on Matt Lauer's head. "It mistook me for a turtle, Lauer quipped. The Ibis later decided to perch on the head of Natalie Morales. Check out the segment below. ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer, Harold Ford Jr. & Neil Sedaka - Posted July 13, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE If the scene at Michael's today is any indication, summer vacations are so 2010. The place was full of magazine honchos (the cafeteria at Hearst must have been empty), media mavens (Does Jason Binn... [FishbowlLA]

Synergy! Shepard Smith Talks MLB All Star Game with Joe Buck and Tim McCarver - Posted July 12, 2011
Major media companies relish the opportunity to promote themselves. Why else would Matt Lauer play himself in the USA series "White Collar"? Sporting events are particularly ripe for cross-promotion, with the broadcast networks paying big bucks for sporting rights. If there i... [TVNewser]

Casey Anthony Prosecutor: We'll Never Know What Happened to Caylee - Posted July 6, 2011
The 5 men and 7 women who declared Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her daughter are still not talking. But an alternate juror, Russell Huekler, a teacher from Pinellas County, FL made the morning TV rounds on "Today" and "Good Morning America." ... [TVNewser]

Synergy! 'Today' Co-Anchor Matt Lauer to Guest-Star on USA's 'Royal Pains' - Posted July 4, 2011
NBC "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer will play himself in an upcoming episode of the USA series "Royal Pains." USA--like NBC--is owned by NBCUniversal. "Royal Pains" follows a doctor in the Hamptons and his eccentric brother as they ... [TVNewser]

Did Lindsay Lohan give Matt Lauer the Cold Shoulder? - Posted June 22, 2011
Matt Lauer left t... [Fishbowl NY]

Did Lindsay Lohan give Matt Lauer the Cold Shoulder? - Posted June 22, 2011
Matt Lauer left t... [FishbowlNY]

NBC Releases 'Today' Promo Highlighting New Anchor Team - Posted June 12, 2011
With its new anchor team of Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Natalie Morales, and Al Roker finally in place, NBC's "Today" has cut a promo highlighting the group. ... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry's First Big Interview Since Becoming 'Today' Co-Anchor: President Barack Obama - Posted June 9, 2011
Newly minted NBC "Today" co-anchor Ann Curry will interview President Barack Obama next week, her first major interview since taking on the new role. The interview, which NBC is billing as exclusive, will be broadcast Tuesday Jun... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira's Final 'Today:' The Write-ups - Posted June 8, 2011
TV news writers are summing up Meredith Vieria's final "Today" show this morning. The highlight had to be the phenomenal live multi-camera, dancing, singing, rendition of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" which brought out the entire "Today... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira's 'Today' Show Sendoff - Posted June 8, 2011
Meredith Vieira's final "Today" show was filled with laughs, tears, surprises -- and a lot of music. Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" was a sort of theme song for the two hours. Vieira also got a serenade from Carole King singing "You've Got a Friend," then, in the following segment,... [TVNewser]

Tim Russert the inspiration for this week's 'Today' show Vatican Reports - Posted June 1, 2011
[caption id="attachment_68940" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Russert family in the Vatican Library in June 2008. (Courtesy: Russert family/NBC News)"][/caption] This morning, about an hour before the "Today" show went on the air, co-anchor ... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira Talks Leaving 'Today,' and That 'Jerk' Matt Lauer - Posted May 25, 2011
NBC "Today" co-anchor Meredith Vieira appeared on "The Tonight Show" last night, and talked to Jay Leno about her decision to leave the show, as well as her colleagues. "I love the show, but it is a very difficult show to do, the hours are tough and I want to spend more... [TVNewser]

LA Times Reporter Tells Matt Lauer How They Broke Schwarzenegger Story - Posted May 24, 2011
LA Times reporter Robin Abcarian appeared on the Today Show last week to discuss how the paper broke the news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's extramarital affair and love child. ... [FishbowlLA]

Billboard's Bill Werde: 'If You're Gonna Write About Music, You Better Love It' - Posted May 9, 2011
Think you've got it bad as a writer? Try being a music journalist when not one, but two of the industries you rely on are struggling. "If you want a career writing about music, my advice to you would probably be medical school, maybe law," joked Billboard editorial director Bill Werde in... [Fishbowl NY]

Billboard's Bill Werde: 'If You're Gonna Write About Music, You Better Love It' - Posted May 9, 2011
Think you've got it bad as a writer? Try being a music journalist when not one, but two of the industries you rely on are struggling. "If you want a career writing about music, my advice to you would probably be medical school, maybe law," joked Billboard editorial director Bill Werde in... [FishbowlNY]

Ann Curry's Wait Finally Pays Off - Posted May 9, 2011
Ann Curry, who will take over as Matt Lauer's co-anchor on the #1 morning broadcast "Today" on June 9, has been waiting in the wings many years for a shot at the top ... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira leaving 'Today:' The News Conference - Posted May 9, 2011
There's a news conference happening right now on the anchor changes coming to "Today." Taking part: Steve Capus... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry in Pakistan - Posted May 4, 2011
Ann Curry was not on the "Today" show this morning, and now we know why. She's on her way to Pakistan to report the latest on the aftermath of the death of Osama Bin Laden for "Today" and "Nightly News." The Bin Laden ne... [TVNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Rudy Giuliani To Give First Interview to NBC's Matt Lauer - Posted May 2, 2011
•Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will give his first remarks on the death of Osama Bin Laden in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer, slated to air live on "Today" at 7 AM PST, 10 AM ET. Giuliani was Mayor when the 9/11 terrorist attacks took place, and is... [TVNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Morning Show Coverage - Posted May 2, 2011
"Good morning. Osama Bin Laden is dead," that is how Meredith Vieira opened the "Today" show this morning as all the networks continued coverage... [TVNewser]

Report: Meredith Vieira leaving 'Today'; Ann Curry, Natalie Morales to be Upped - Posted April 29, 2011
This morning Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira were side-by-side for what might turn out to be their final big event co-anchoring together. ... [TVNewser]

Royal Wedding Viewer Guide: Where to Watch - Posted April 28, 2011
Have you heard? There is some sort of wedding happening tomorrow. Yes, the broadcast and cable news organizations are all planning coverage of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton tomorrow morning, with most beginning at 4 ... [TVNewser]

Tornadoes Top Story on Morning Shows - Posted April 28, 2011
The network morning shows are all in London to cover the Royal Wedding tomorrow, but breaking news back home was the top story. All three programs led with the tornadoes and storms tearing through the south. On NBC's "Today," Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer opened the program, then threw to ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric to interview David Cameron at 10 Downing Street - Posted April 25, 2011
A big week for Katie Couric. Her newsmaking interview with Mark Kelly, the astronaut and husband ... [Fishbowl NY]

Katie Couric to interview David Cameron at 10 Downing Street - Posted April 25, 2011
A big week for Katie Couric. Her newsmaking interview with Mark Kelly, the astronaut and husband ... [FishbowlNY]

Tiki Barber's agent knew early that broadcasting career was doomed - Posted April 22, 2011
In 2007, as newly retired Tiki Barber was floundering in his bid to become the next Matt Lauer... [SportsNewser]

'Today' EP Jim Bell: Rumors of Matt Lauer Departure 'Ludicrous' - Posted April 21, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie talks to "Today" executive producer Jim Bell about being #1 ... [TVNewser]

Evening Newscasts Cover One-Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Disaster - Posted April 20, 2011
The network evening newscasts are preparing to cover the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which happened a year ago today. Anne Thompson will report for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" tonight, focusing on the environmental impact of the disaster. Thompson spent 80 days in the Gulf region last y... [TVNewser]

WATCH: How Monica Lewinsky figures into the Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira Revolving Door - Posted April 13, 2011
The image to your left is supposed to be Matt Lauer and Katie Couric living life like it's the 90's -- paired again on a daytime talk show in this century. At least that's wha... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer to Katie Couric on 'Today': 'Have you heard any good rumors lately?' - Posted April 13, 2011
"CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric returned to her old stomping ground this morning on NBC's "Today," where she was interviewed by her former co-anchor Matt Lauer. "There is a whole chapter in the book devoted to taking risks and seeking opportunities," Lauer said during the interview. "Have you heard any good... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Returning to NBC's 'Today'... To Promote Her New Book - Posted April 11, 2011
"CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric will be returning to her old stomping ground at NBC's "Today" Wednesday, April 13. Couric will appear on the show to promote her new bo... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Jeff Zucker Talking TV Reunion? - Posted April 11, 2011
The NY Times and Wall Street Journal both report that "CBS Evening News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

The $500 Million 'Today' show question - Posted April 8, 2011
The AP's David Bauder tries to make sense of this week's double whammy at the $500 million (that's what it earned last year) "Today" show -- the reports that one, if not both, of the primary anchors might be leaving ... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of March 28 - Posted April 7, 2011
While the news about the morning shows has been about who's coming and who might be going, the weekly ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer in 2007 to TVNewser: 'There will come a time where I stop doing this, and at that point it will be all about family.' - Posted April 7, 2011
Who saw this one coming? The out-of-left-field report from "Entertainment Tonight" that Matt Lauer will be following Meredith Vieira out the "Today" show door next year... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer in 2007 to TVNewser: 'There will come a time where I stop doing this, and at that point it will be all about family.' - Posted April 7, 2011
Who saw this one coming? The out-of-left-field report from "Entertainment Tonight" that Matt Lauer will be following Meredith Vieira out the "Today" show door next year... [FishbowlNY]

NBCUniversal's Royal Wedding Plans: Everyone Goes to London - Posted March 28, 2011
NBCUniversal announced its coverage plans of the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, and NBC News and MSNBC play a big part. Just about every NBCU network will have wedding coverage, including NBC, MSNBC, E!, Bravo, Telemundo and even The Weather Channel. ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer on Kathie Lee's 'Great Pair' - Posted March 25, 2011
As a wise sage once said, "It's Friday, Friday..." (sorry, I know we weren't supposed to speak of it again.) But yes, it's Friday, and that came through on the morning shows today. As GMA's Robin Roberts interrupted David Muir's... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of February 21 - Posted March 3, 2011
NBC's "Today" show stayed on top of the morning show ratings last week with a 430K lead over #2 ABC's "Good Morning America," but that's the smallest gap in more than three years. "Today" anchor Matt Lauer was off all week and co-host ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric pens first book -- with a little help from her friends - Posted February 24, 2011
NYT's Bill Carter talks with CBS' Katie Couric about her first book -- a compilation of essays and commentary from everyone from her former "Today" co-an... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly on Obama Sit-down: 'More people will see this interview than any other interview that's ever been done in the history of mankind' - Posted February 4, 2011
[caption id="attachment_51665" align="alignright" width="324" caption="Bill O'Reilly interviews Sen. Barack Obama, Sept. 4, 2008."][/caption] Fox News' Bill O'Reilly called into "Happening Now" this morning and made a very bold prediction: t... [TVNewser]

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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

Dr. Laura on 'N' word controversy: 'CNN decided to have a field day' - Posted January 18, 2011
Dr. Laura Schlessinger went on the "Today" show this morning, and almost right into a local station news update. Matt Lauer interviewed the talk radio host about her new book which was mostly written before the controversy last summer of her use of the "N" word which ... [TVNewser]

'Jersey Shore''s Snooki Teaches NBC's Matt Lauer Some New Words - Posted January 11, 2011
On this morning's "Today," NBC's Matt Lauer sat down with "Jersey Shore" star and author Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and was fascinated by the shore vernacular in her new book, "A Shore Thing." Lauer asked Snooki to define some of the perplexing words such as "weenis," "badonk," "Bennies," -- and one... [Fishbowl NY]

'Jersey Shore''s Snooki Teaches NBC's Matt Lauer Some New Words - Posted January 11, 2011
On this morning's "Today," NBC's Matt Lauer sat down with "Jersey Shore" star and author Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and was fascinated by the shore vernacular in her new book, "A Shore Thing." Lauer asked Snooki to define some of the perplexing words such as "weenis," "badonk," "Bennies," -- and one... [FishbowlNY]

Networks Plan Special Reports for Tucson Shootings Moment of Silence - Posted January 10, 2011
ABC News, CBS News and NBC News will produce network special reports for the moment of silence to be held at 11amET for the victims of Saturday's massacre in Arizona. Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor ABC's coverage from Tucson. Erica H... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly to Interview President Barack Obama on the Fox Broadcast Network Super Bowl Sunday - Posted January 6, 2011
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly will interview President Barack Obama on the Fox broadcast network Super Bowl Sunday, an FNC spokesperson confirms to TV... [Fishbowl NY]

Bill O'Reilly to Interview President Barack Obama on the Fox Broadcast Network Super Bowl Sunday - Posted January 6, 2011
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly will interview President Barack Obama on the Fox broadcast network Super Bowl Sunday, an FNC spokesperson confirms to TV... [FishbowlNY]

Ad Age Talks Best Media Writing of 2010 - Posted December 22, 2010
Matthew Creamer of Ad Age (see Colby Hall, it's really pretty easy!) has collected the best med... [Fishbowl NY]

Ad Age Talks Best Media Writing of 2010 - Posted December 22, 2010
Matthew Creamer of Ad Age (see Colby Hall, it's really pretty easy!) has collected the best med... [FishbowlNY]

And the Most Influential Tweet of 2010 Goes to... - Posted December 14, 2010
Co-founder of Twitter Biz Stone sat down with Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, and Ann Curry on "Today" show this morning to talk about the most influenti... [TVNewser]

Who Wants A 'Zucker Punch'? - Posted December 13, 2010
The "Today" show holiday party at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers brought in some holiday cheer and celebration for 15 years as the ... [TVNewser]

Who Gets Credit for 'Today' Show's 15-year Win Streak? - Posted December 11, 2010
It's a major TV milestone, that will be celebrated in a low-key way. Today NBC's "Today" show celebrates 15 years as the nation's #1 morning show. Look for a promo to air Monday during the show which will thank viewers for sticking with the program all these years. So who gets the credit... [TVNewser]

Watch: Matt Lauer Cracks Up at Package Shrinkage - Posted November 30, 2010
"Today" show co-anchor Matt Lauer got a strong case of giggles this morning during a segment with Jean Chatzky on the rising price of food. Lauer's co-anchor Meredith Vieira was no help either. ... [TVNewser]

Behind the Scenes at the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Posted November 25, 2010
This morning NBC will air the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York City, with parade veteran and "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer leading the coverage. NBCU Direct spoke to Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Al Roker about their favorite parad... [TVNewser]

LeBron James in Matt Lauer's 'People of the Year': 'You can't live your life on someone else's path' - Posted November 24, 2010
In Matt Lauer's "People of the Year" special, airing tomorrow on NBC at 9pmET, Lauer asked NBA star LeBron James about the message behind his new Nike commercial. "You can't live your life on someone else's... [TVNewser]

'Dynamite' Karaoke: The Competition Blows Up - Posted November 18, 2010
It's incurable. The song is stuck in our heads -- "I like to move move move move....Cause I told you once/I told you twice..." Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" is now horrifyingly burned into our memories. But it's not Cruz's voice we hear -- it's Matt, Al, Meredith, Ann -- and Ed. Earlier in... [FishbowlDC]

Kanye West Cancels 'Today' Concert After Interview - Posted November 12, 2010
The Matt Lauer-Kanye West beef continues. Ealier this week we noted W... [TVNewser]

'Today' Show Anchors Past and Present Say Goodbye to Gene Shalit - Posted November 11, 2010
Katie Couric, Jane Pauley, Byant Gumbel, and Tom Brokaw all took part in Gene Shalit... [TVNewser]

Should Kanye West Take a Break? - Posted November 11, 2010
The Today show aired the Kanye West interview ... [PRNewser]

Media Feud Du Jour: Matt Lauer vs. Kanye West - Posted November 10, 2010
Yesterday rapper Kanye West taped an interview with "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer, and was apparently so incensed with what happened he decided to... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer's Primetime George W. Bush Interview Places NBC Fourth in Timeslot - Posted November 9, 2010
Last night's NBC primetime interview with former President George W. Bush failed to light up the ratings charts, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. Final ratings will be available later today, but the early numbers indicate that the special finished fourth in its time period. The special edition of "... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 9, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Photo credit: ABC's Jake Tapper from Jakarta. Caption: "Coverboy" Oh, baby "Off my plane 5 minutes and a sober stranger has alread... [FishbowlDC]

The Book Tour Begins: Former President, George W. Bush Speaks to Matt Lauer & FNC - Posted November 8, 2010
Former President George W. Bush's book, "Decision Points," comes out tomorrow. So what's on the former president's agenda to promote the book? Sean Hannity's interview with the former president at his ranch in... [TVNewser]

George Bush Kicks Off Book Interviews - Posted November 8, 2010
Former President George Bush will kick off a book tour for his new memoir Decision Points tonight on NBC in an interv... [Inside Mobile Apps]

George Bush tells Matt Lauer what happened when he asked a family friend: 'What is sex like after 50?' - Posted November 5, 2010
NBC News is releasing more excerpts from Monday night's Matt Lauer special with Pres. George W. Bush ahead of the... [TVNewser]

Bush tells Matt Lauer Kanye West Slam was 'All Time Low' in his Presidency - Posted November 3, 2010
Knowing that it would likely receive healthy tune-in this morning from viewers interested in finding out what happened in last night's elections, NBC's "Today" previewed its interview with former President George W. Bush. Today co-anchor Matt Lauer interviewed Bush this week, and it will air next Monday evening in primetime, followed by... [TVNewser]

George W. Bush to Open Miami Book Fair; Tickets Cost $40 - Posted November 2, 2010
According to Book Signing Central, former President George W. Bush will make an appearance on November 11th at the National Museum of the US Air Force. Next, Bush will open the Miami Book Fa... [GalleyCat]

Monster Mash Morning Halloween Plans - Posted October 28, 2010
Matt Lauer, as Jennifer Lopez and Al Roker as Sean Combs on Halloween 2000. This year Lauer will be making a cameo for "Today's" Halloween show, via videotape. Can "Today" top their ... [TVNewser]

The Whitman, Brown and Schwarzenegger Chat at the Women's Conference - Posted October 27, 2010
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Oprah Winfrey & Matt Lauer to Interview George W. Bush on Memoir Release - Posted October 25, 2010
Although book tour dates have yet to be announced, former President George W. Bush will be interviewed by Matt Lauer and Oprah Winfrey... [GalleyCat]

Desiree Rogers, Kathie Lee Gifford & The Millionaire Matchmaker Meltdown - Posted October 20, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE There were plenty of movers, shakers and deal makers at Michael's today to keep things interesting, but a little birdie told me the media A-list was also out in force yesterday. So, as a public service to Lunch's faithful readers, here's who was there on Tuesday: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Desiree Rogers, Kathie Lee Gifford & The Millionaire Matchmaker Meltdown - Posted October 20, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE There were plenty of movers, shakers and deal makers at Michael's today to keep things interesting, but a little birdie told me the media A-list was also out in force yesterday. So, as a public service to Lunch's faithful readers, here's who was there on Tuesday: ... [FishbowlNY]

Spotted: 'Today' Anchor Matt Lauer with Former GE Chairman & CEO, Jack Welch - Posted October 20, 2010
"Today"'s Matt Lauer was sighted with former GE executive Jack Welch at Michael's restaurant in Manhattan, according to Michael's twitter feed. @michaelsnewy... [TVNewser]

Hoda Kotb Book Party: Matt Lauer, Suze Orman, the Giffords & Jeff Zucker on his future: 'Relax and wait for the next endeavor.' - Posted October 12, 2010
TVNewser dropped in on Hoda Kotb's book party at Donny Deutsch's townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side last night. The longtime NBC News correspondent and co-host of the 4th h... [TVNewser]

Today's Third Hour Tops 'Live with Regis & Kelly' - Posted October 7, 2010
The third hour of the "Today" show topped "Live With Regis & Kelly" for the 2009-10 season. That's the first time that's happened since the 9am hour premiered 10 years ago. In today's New York Post, Michael Starr ha... [TVNewser]

Wall-to-Wall with Every NBC News Morning Host - Posted September 23, 2010
This afternoon NBC Universal held a luncheon touting its morning shows, "Today," "Morning Joe," and "Squawk Box" to advertisers, media buyers and the press. Every morning host was there, participating in a lighthearted panel discussion moderated by "NBC Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Obama Interview to Kick Off NBC's 'Education Nation' - Posted September 22, 2010
Next week, NBC News will present its "Education Nation" summit, which will explore the state of education in America. This morning the network announced that the event will kick off on "Today" next Monday, Sept. 27 with a live interview with... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer's Producer Joins 'The Early Show' - Posted September 20, 2010
•CBS' "The Early Show" has named Sean Reis senior producer. Reis comes from NBC's "Today" where he had been a producer and fill-in supervising producer for the last 10 years. He had been working closely with anchor Matt Lauer. More information about the hire in the press ... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry, 'Showing Some Love' to Bob Costas - Posted September 15, 2010
It all started when Ann Curry finished reading a news story this morning on Today... and then attempted to top it off with a joke. The story concerned an Italian manufacturer's new "... [TVNewser]

'Today' Anchors Tell Their First-Job Stories - Posted September 10, 2010
Earlier this week "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer went back to his old paper route as part of a programming stunt, "Today's First-Jobs." Since then, the other anchors from the program have shared their experiences. Take, for example, Al Roker at the ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Holds Press Conference on the Economy - Posted September 10, 2010
Just after 11 AM this morning, President Obama made remarks about the economy and unemployment. The four broadcast networks carried it live, with Harry Smith anchoring for CBS, George Stephanopoulos for ABC, Greg Jarrett for Fox and ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer, Brian Williams, Al Roker in NOLA - Posted September 9, 2010
In a perfect example of corporate synergy, NBC News has "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams (not pictured, right), Today co-anchor Matt Lauer and weatherman ... [TVNewser]

Nets to Carry Pres. Obama News Conference Friday - Posted September 8, 2010
Pres. Obama will hold a news conference Friday morning at 11amET/8amPT with full coverage on the broadcast networks. Harry Smith will anchor for CBS News, George Stephanopoulos will anchor on ABC News (a day af... [TVNewser]

'Today' Producer Matthew Glick Named VP at Reveille Productions - Posted September 7, 2010
After eight years at 'Today', producer Matthew Glick has left the show to become Vice President of Creative Affairs at Reveille Productions, TVNewser has learned. He started his new job this morning in Los Angeles. Glick, who traveled the globe as a Booking Producer for ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer: Paperboy - Posted September 7, 2010
Before he was the morning news anchor people wake up to, he was the kid on the bike people wake up to... as he threw the morning paper on the doorstep. Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" looked back at his first job on the program this morning, delivering papers in his hometown. Unfortunately,... [TVNewser]

Lionel Does Not Like Matt Lauer's Obesity Reporting - Posted September 4, 2010
Here in New York, there is a local station, Pix 11, or WPIX. It is a CW affiliate, but is also home to one of the city's angriest men: Lionel. He has one name, like Madonna, Cher or Diddy. Following in the footsteps of Peter Griffin, Lionel has a segment where he talks... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer to Interview Sandra Bullock in NOLA - Posted August 29, 2010
The "Today" show's Matt Lauer interviews actress Sandra Bullock for a segment airing Tuesday morning. The interview takes place at New Orleans' Warren Easton Charter High School, which Bullock supports. Bullock has spent time in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.... [TVNewser]

Anchors Report from the Gulf for Katrina Anniversary - Posted August 27, 2010
As the official anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's Gulf Coast landfall approaches Sunday, the news networks have all sent anchors down to the region for the occasion. (You can see our full list of network coverage plans here.) Here are some grabs from last night and this morning's coverage: ... [TVNewser]

Meredith Vieira Throws Out First Pitch at Fenway - Posted August 23, 2010
"Today" show co-anchor Meredith Vieira threw out the first pitch at Friday evening's Boston Red Sox game, though it seems her co-host Matt Lauer was not entirely impressed by her form. Vieira was there to promote the Jimmy Fund telethon, which raises money for cancer research. Unfortunately, she didn't bring much... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric, Matt Lauer Attend Bill Clinton's Birthday Bash - Posted August 23, 2010
•Former "Today" co-anchors Matt Lauer and Katie Couric were reunited yesterday. The NY Post's "Page Six" reports that Couric and Lauer were among the... [TVNewser]

Who is That Guy on 'Today?' It's Linny, Of Course - Posted August 20, 2010
The name Linny Boyette is not a household one, but avid readers of TVNewser may recognize it. Linny is "Today's" biggest fan, coming to the show every morning from his home in the Bronx. Boyette has been profiled ... [TVNewser]

Philadelphia Feeder WCAU Sends Another Anchor to the Net - Posted August 19, 2010
As the only child of a big-shot realtor, new NBC hire Kristen Welker knows the three keys to success. Location, location, location. Formerly the weekend anchor at NBC-owned WCAU in Philadelphia, Welker ... [TVNewser]

What You Didn't Know About Matt Lauer Before He Goes Live - Posted August 15, 2010
This week's Media Beat interview is with CNN's Soledad O'Brien. Before we got started, however, she tried to psyche me out using the same technique that, Matt Lauer used to use on her when O'Brien would fill in on weekday "Today." Luckily, your TVNewser editor is an impenetrable fortress of both... [TVNewser]

Dina Lohan to appear on 'Today' show - Posted August 12, 2010
•Michael Lohan has made his share of TV news appearances speaking about his troubled daughter Lindsay, but now her mom talks with Matt Lauer. Tomor... [TVNewser]

'The Atlantic' Profiles TV's Tabloid News King - Posted August 11, 2010
The name Larry Garrison probably doesn't ring many bells to the average TV news viewer, but they have almost certainly seen his handiwork on the air. As many TV news bookers and producers know, Garrison is one of the industry's most prominent "fixers," some... [TVNewser]

Today's Forecast: Sunny, with a Chance of Muzak - Posted August 9, 2010
An unusual occurrence this morning on NBC's "Today." Stephanie Abrams was filling in for Al Roker, or at least she was supposed to. Abrams ended up getting stuck in an elevator with her hair and makeup team coming down to the "Today" studio, so she delivered the first forecast of the morning... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer to Interview Former President George W. Bush - Posted August 2, 2010
Two years after the 2008 Presidential Election, NBC's Matt Lauer will interview former President George W. Bush. NBC will air a primetime interview with B... [TVNewser]

'Barefoot Bandit' Attorney Exclusive? - Posted July 12, 2010
This morning on NBC's "Today" show, Matt Lauer introduced John Henry Browne -- the Seattle defense attorney hired by the family of alleged "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore -- saying, "He's with us now exclusively." Only: ... [TVNewser]

Willie Geist Fills in for Matt Lauer on 'Today' - Posted June 30, 2010
MSNBC's "Way Too Early" host Willie Geist made his debut as Matt Lauer's fill-in on the "Today" show today, increasing his visibility 25 fold, from a couple hundred thousand v... [TVNewser]

Elizabeth Edwards Opens up to Matt Lauer - Posted June 25, 2010
Matt Lauer announced this morning on the "Today" show that he'll be interviewing Elizabeth Edwards for the show next week. It'll be Edwards's first television interview since separati... [TVNewser]

Obama's Oval Office Address: Did it Help? - Posted June 16, 2010
[Image: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters] President Obama gave the first Oval Office address of his presidency last night, to speak about the Gulf Coast oil spill and the administration's plan moving forward. In the address, Obama said the government will fight the spill, "with everything we've got for as long it takes. We will make... [PRNewser]

Robert Gibbs Hits Morning Shows; Says 90% of Oil Will Be Captured By End of June - Posted June 15, 2010
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TV News Reporters Expect a Rough Road for President Obama - Posted June 14, 2010
President Obama will make a primetime address tomorrow about the Gulf oil spill, and all of the news organizations will be covering it. His response to the spill so far has not drawn the most positive response from citizens,... [TVNewser]

Courtney Friel Unwittingly Shills for Sketchy Finance Site - Posted June 14, 2010
What is it with sketchy websites using TV news anchors to sell their products? TVNewser has covered this phenomenon before, when "Today" anchor Matt Lauer ... [TVNewser]

Kurtz Institutes New Fact-Check Feature on Reliable Sources - Posted June 14, 2010
WaPo's Howard Kurtz, who hosts CNN's "Reliable Sources," is injecting a new fact-check feature into his show. This is the second Sunday political talk show to add a fact-check feature. ABC's "This Week" was first with PolitiFact, an online feature. Kurtz's feature debuted Sunday. "This is not an exercise in gotcha -- we... [FishbowlDC]

Matt Lauer Weighs In On Obama's 'Ass' Kicking Comment - Posted June 11, 2010
Earlier this week President Obama made some headlines when he told "Today"'s Matt Lauer he talked to advisers about the Gulf... [TVNewser]

Ass Talk Falllout - Posted June 9, 2010
CBS's White House Correspondent Mark Knolller tweeted Wednesday: "Gibbs also unaware of complaints about the kick ass language. Gibbs joked he missed his hour taking calls on the WH complaint line." Knoller is referring to POTUS's recent interview with NBC's Matt Lauer in which he said the phrase, "so I know whose... [FishbowlDC]

Ass Talk - Posted June 8, 2010
MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie walked right into ass territory this morning on the "The Daily Rundown" with co-host Chuck Todd. But she thought about it and justified saying it. "If the President can say it, ... [FishbowlDC]

Quick on Obama: 'Using the A-word when you are on the Today Show ... yeah, that disturbs me' - Posted June 8, 2010
Not everyone is happy with Pres. Obama's desire -- or at least his wording -- of giving an ass-kicking to the oil spillers. In an interview with Matt Lauer in Michigan yesterday, the "Today" show host talked about critics who say the president spent too much time meeting with "experts and... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Interviews Obama in Kalamazoo - Posted June 7, 2010
•NBC's "Today" show and Matt Lauer get the first broadcast network interview with President Obama since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Obama will be in Michigan to deliver the Kalamazoo Central High School commencement address. The interview airs tomorrow. Obama sat down with CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Justin Bieber Fever on the 'Today' show Plaza - Posted June 4, 2010
30 Rockefeller Plaza is back to business this afternoon after Bieber fever struck early this morning. More than 12,000 people packed the plaza for Justin Bieber's performance. This could go down as the biggest in the 15 years of the "Today" show summer concert series. "Today" show EP Jim Bell tells TVNewser... [TVNewser]

13-Year-Old Everest Climber Exclusive? - Posted June 4, 2010
This morning, NBC's "Today" show had the first interview with Jordan Romero, the 13-year-old who recently climbed Mount Everest. "As I mentioned, Jordan Romero is here exclusively with his father and mother who also made the climb," said Matt Lauer. Except: He was on CBS' "Early Show" 30 minu... [TVNewser]

NBC News Responds to New Matt Lauer Affair Allegations - Posted May 19, 2010
Matt Lauer has already shot down the rumors, his co-anchor M... [TVNewser]

NBC's "Today" Celebrates YouTube Anniversary - Posted May 17, 2010
In case you missed it earlier, today is YouTube's fifth anniversary. To help celebrate, NBC's "Today Show" had its anchor team of Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Playing Anchor 'What If?' - Posted May 15, 2010
•Marketwatch's Jon Friedman plays a little Fantasy Baseball and wonders what would happen at the "Today" show, staff-wise, if NBC had to replace Matt Lauer. He thinks a smart choice would be CNBC anchor ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Selects Elena Kagan for SCOTUS; Network Coverage - Posted May 10, 2010
• ABC's Diane Sawyer anchors from ABC headquarters along with George Stephanopoulos from ABC's Times Square Studios, Jake Tapper, Terry Moran and ... [TVNewser]

KNBC Newsroom Staffer Wins Mega Millions - Posted May 6, 2010
She wanted KFC, he wanted BBQ, now they're millionaires. Los Angeles KNBC-TV overnight assignment editor Jacki Cisneros and her husband Gilbert, who'd recently lost his job, were the lucky ... [TVNewser]

Correspondents' Dinner: The MSNBC After Party - Posted May 4, 2010
Okay... we finally got around to pulling these pictures from our camera. They are from MSNBC's White House Correspondents' Dinner after-party. The boldfacers we saw: Alec Baldwin, FBN's Charlie Gasparino, the enti... [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]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of Mar. 22 - Posted April 1, 2010
After a lower-rated week due, in part, to the start of Daylight Saving Time, all three morning shows saw week-to-week increases in viewership. NBC's "Today" show was the top rated program, followed by ABC's "Good Morning America," and CBS' "Early Show." George Stephanopo... [TVNewser]

CBS' Harry Smith to Shoot Interview, Hoops with Pres. Obama - Posted March 28, 2010
This Thursday, CBS "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith will go one-on-one with Pres. Barack Obama in a court-side interview. Then, Smith and his CBS Sports colleague NCAA basketball analyst Clark ... [TVNewser]

Not f--king Likely Will Lauer Pose Question to Obama on BFD Gaffe - Posted March 25, 2010
Jim Bell, executive producer of "Today", knows the news cycle moves like lightning. In an interview with FishbowlDC Thursday morning, Bell said the show must assess where the health care story is Monday afternoon when host ... [FishbowlDC]

Matt Lauer to Interview President Obama - Posted March 25, 2010
•The "Today" show's Matt Lauer gets the first interview with President Obama since he signed the health care legislation. The exclusive is set to air Tuesday morning (Mar. 30) and NBC is asking viewers to submit potential questions here. ... [TVNewser]

Couric, Lauer, Lack do Lunch - Posted March 11, 2010
•It was an NBC reunion at Le Caprice restaurant the other day. One time NBC News president, now Bloomberg LP boss Andy Lack, was spotted dining with former "Today" show couple Katie Couric and Matt Lau... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer to Interview Karl Rove - Posted March 4, 2010
•NBC's Matt Lauer will have a two-part exclusive next week with Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush and a Fox News contributor. "Today" has a taped segment Monday and Rove will be in studio Tuesday for a live interview. Rove is promoting his new book "Courage... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer in 'Curious George 2' - Posted February 23, 2010
•NBC's Matt Lauer voices the animated newscaster Hark Hanson in the upcom... [TVNewser]

Amanpour, Couric, Maddow, Toobin to Address 2010 Grads - Posted February 21, 2010
With the 2010 commencement season just a few months away, here's the latest on which newsers will be imparting words of wisdom to this year's graduates: • CNN's Christiane Amanpour is slated to be the 2010 ... [TVNewser]

Michelle Obama's Next Interview: 'Early Show' - Posted February 19, 2010
•First Lady Michelle Obama will sit down with CBS News' Maggie Rodriguez in Philadelphia for an interview that will air on Monday's "Early Show," TVNewser has learned. So far this month, FLOTUS has appeared on CNN's "... [TVNewser]

Tiger Woods Delivers First Public Statement: 'I'm Deeply Sorry' - Posted February 19, 2010
Tiger Woods delivered his first public statement today from PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Verde Beach, Florida and addressed the recent scandal surrounding his personal life that forced him to take a leave of absence from professional golf. "For all that I have done, I am so sorry," Woods said. "I... [TVNewser]

Tiger Talks and the Networks Listen - Posted February 18, 2010
Sorry "Price is Right" fans, CBS as well as ABC and NBC will produce special reports tomorrow as Tiger Woods makes his first public statement in nearly three months. Robin Roberts and ... [TVNewser]

News, Not Sports, is Headline At the Start of Opening Ceremony Coverage on NBC - Posted February 12, 2010
NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver Winter games did not begin the way so many have in the past -- with celebration and hope. Instead Bob Costas and Matt Lauer opened NBC's coverage with the som... [TVNewser]

Could 'Hot Box' Be Coming to CNBC Soon? - Posted February 11, 2010
Don't be surprised if CNBC execs take a page from tonight's "30 Rock." The NBC sitcom, named for the NBC headquarters, featured actress Elizabeth Banks playing fictional CNBC anchor Avery Jessup hosting a show called "Hot Box" -- a cross between ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Carries Olympic Torch, His Boss Puts It Out - Posted February 11, 2010
"Today" show anchor Matt Lauer carried the Olympic torch through Burnaby, B.C. as it traveled to Vancouver for tomorrow's opening ceremonies, which Lauer will be co-anchoring for NBC. "It was very overwhelming," Lauer tells TVNewser afterward. "Tomorrow when I see the torch come in to the opening ceremony, it's going to mean... [TVNewser]

SI Curse? Matt Lauer Talks to Lindsey Vonn About Injury - Posted February 10, 2010
She's on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated, in a pose that has caused a bit of a stir in the blogosphere. But this morning on "Today" Lindsey Vonn, who is a favorite to win gold in downhill and super gi... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Polls the People, Including a Cab Driver, For Obama Questions - Posted February 7, 2010
Health care, the economy, the terror trials and the Super Bowl were all topics of this afternoon's Katie Couric interview with Pres. Obama at the White House. Couric and company arrived in Washington, DC late Friday night ahead of snowpocalypse. The pre-Super Bowl presidential interview is becoming an annual event, including last year's... [TVNewser]

'Today' Gearing Up for Vancouver - Posted February 4, 2010
NBC's "Today" show begins broadcasting from Vancouver next week for the XXI Winter Olympics. Matt Lauer will be in Vancouver starting Tuesday -- he's in the torch relay Thursday -- with ... [TVNewser]

Lauer to Interview FLOTUS on 'Special Project' - Posted February 2, 2010
NBC "Today" Show host Matt Lauer interviews First Lady Michelle Obama this afternoon for an interview that will air tomorrow morning. Check out these photographs ... [FishbowlDC]

VPOTUS, FLOTUS Make NBC News Rounds - Posted February 2, 2010
Today on MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell will sit down with Vice President Joe Biden. The live interview will air on "Andrea Mitchell Reports" at 1pmET. Then tomorrow on "Today" Matt Lauer sits down with first lady ... [TVNewser]

'Today' Show Lands Toyota Exclusive - Posted February 1, 2010
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Katie Couric Interviews Pres. Obama, Pre Super Bowl - Posted January 28, 2010
Katie Couric anchors the CBS Evening News from Miami next Friday two days before CBS Sports coverage of the Super Bowl. Then on Sunday, she'll interview Pres. Obama during the 13-hour pre-game show. We kid. A CBS News spokesperson tells us details will be announced later. Let's j... [TVNewser]

Karl Rove, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer Meet at the White House - Posted January 27, 2010
Earlier on this State of the Union day, Fox News political analyst Karl Rove Tweeted this picture with the caption, "Uniting, not dividing networks." Outside the White House, Rove greeted ABC's Diane Sawyer and NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Does Leno's 'Ten @ Ten' - Posted January 7, 2010
On the eve of her birthday, CBS "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric appeared on last night's "Jay Leno Show" for the "Ten @ Ten" segment. Couric discusses practical jokes Matt Lauer's played on her, the best gift Al Roker ever gave her, and the ... [TVNewser]

Mika Brzezinski Book Tour Begins; 'Today' Show Interview Simulcast on MSNBC - Posted January 5, 2010
Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski left her MSNBC show this morning, went across the street and was interviewed by Matt Lauer on "Today." Brzezinski is starting a book tour for "... [TVNewser]

The Year In Citizen Journalism Heralds Next Year's Trend - Posted December 30, 2009
You might say that the impact of "citizen journalism" on 2009 started with US Airways Flight 1549 crashing into the Hudson River, and the pictures of the plane hitting Twitter before any news outlets had them. And of course the role that Twitter played in helping Americans find out about protests... [Fishbowl NY]

The Year In Citizen Journalism Heralds Next Year's Trend - Posted December 30, 2009
You might say that the impact of "citizen journalism" on 2009 started with US Airways Flight 1549 crashing into the Hudson River, and the pictures of the plane hitting Twitter before any news outlets had them. And of course the role that Twitter played in helping Americans find out about protests... [FishbowlNY]

The Timing of Al and Matt's Afghanistan Trip - Posted December 14, 2009
NY Times' Brian Stelter points out the "curious timing" of the trip Al Roker and ... [TVNewser]

Al Roker, Matt Lauer Head To Afghanistan - Posted December 7, 2009
This morning, as we were watching the "Today" show, we learned that anchor Matt Lauer and weatherman Al Roker were headed to Afghanistan and would be reporting from there tomorrow and Wednesday. Roker's tweet from earlier today confirms that he's en... [Fishbowl NY]

Al Roker, Matt Lauer Head To Afghanistan - Posted December 7, 2009
This morning, as we were watching the "Today" show, we learned that anchor Matt Lauer and weatherman Al Roker were headed to Afghanistan and would be reporting from there tomorrow and Wednesday. Roker's tweet from earlier today confirms that he's en... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer, Al Roker Heading to Afghanistan - Posted December 7, 2009
•NBC announced that the Today show's Matt Lauer and Al Roker will broadcast from Kabul, Afghanistan tomorrow and Wednesday. The live coverage comes as more details are revealed about the U.S. troop increase to the country, including the 1,500 Marines from Camp Lejeune ... [TVNewser]

Salahis Latest: Oh, The Plot Thickens - Posted December 2, 2009
There have been a few developments on State-Dinner-Party-Crashing-Gate that we wanted to fill you in on... We told you earlier this week that the House Homeland Security Committee plans to hold a hearing tomorrow on the "breakdown of security arrangements" the night of President Obama's first State Dinner. While we're still waiting to... [FishbowlDC]

Savannah Guthrie Mentions "Bravo Connection" During Nightly News Story on the Salahis - Posted December 1, 2009
On NBC Nightly News, White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie delivered on something Matt Lauer teased this morning: "a dramatic and unexpected turn" in the saga of Tareq and Michaele Salahi. ... [TVNewser]

Did Bravo Play a Role in the 'Today' Show 'Crashers' Get? - Posted December 1, 2009
Gawker reports that a potential contract between the infamous White House state dinner "crashers," Michaele and Tareq Salahi, and Bravo, which is owned by NBC Universal, could have playe... [TVNewser]

More Salahis on "Today" - Posted December 1, 2009
More from Matt Lauer's exclusive interview with Tareq and Michaele Salahi on "Today" this morning... Michaele spoke, also... [FishbowlDC]

Salahis on "Today": "Truth Will Soon Come Out" - Posted December 1, 2009
Amidst reports this morning that this wasn't their first party crash and the Pentagon refuting their claims that their invitation came from DOD, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the now infamous White House party crashers, are appearing exclusively on the "Today Show" from the Washington bureau of NBC News. While Matt Lauer... [FishbowlDC]

Tareq Salahi: 'The Most Devastating thing that's Ever Happened to Us' - Posted December 1, 2009
The first in-depth interview with the 'don't call us White House party crashers' was brief -- about one minute, with the "Today" show's Matt Lauer teasing, "we'll talk a lot in our next half hour" In the first part of the interview around 7:04amET, ... [TVNewser]

White House Party Crashers On 'Today' Show - Posted November 30, 2009
NBC News announced tonight that White House state dinner crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi will be on the Today show Tuesday morning. Matt Lauer will interview the couple live on the show. Like most news organizations, NBC News does not pay for in... [TVNewser]

WH Crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi to Appear on Today Show - Posted November 30, 2009
Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the couple who crashed the Obama administration's first state dinner will talk to Matt Lauer live on NBC News' "Today," tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1. The interview will be done via satellite from the network's Washington bureau. Hmm...NBC's Today over CNN's Larry King Live? Note that Bravo... [FishbowlDC]

Thanksgiving Parade Delivers Best Ratings in Three Years - Posted November 28, 2009
Overnight preliminary reports indicate that NBC's Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast had its best average since 2006 with a 12.7 rating. The early estimates from NBC put the number of viewers who tuned in to some or all of the parade coverage at 45.8 million. If that holds when the official report... [TVNewser]

Lauer Checks in on 'People of the Year' - Posted November 26, 2009
If you didn't get enough of Matt Lauer during this morning's parade, you can catch him tonight in "NBC's People of the Year" special. TVNew... [TVNewser]

Who Will Al Roker Murder Next? Matt Lauer: 'We Were Wondering Why He Didn't Kill Ann' - Posted November 25, 2009
Last night, TVNewser headed out Greenwich Village for the release party for Al Roker's new mystery novel, "Morning Show Murders." Matt, Meredith and Ann were there, as were Steve Capus... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Features the "People of the Year" - Posted November 17, 2009
•NBC's Matt Lauer takes a look at the most fascinating, inspirational, heroic and notorious figures, and the most-talked about stories of 2009 in a Thanksgiving night special. NBC's "People of the Year" includes a hero pilot, an amateur singer and an Octomom. "People of the Year" premieres Thanksgiving night at 9pmET. ... [TVNewser]

"Goatee Gamble": Still Goatee-ed - Posted October 22, 2009
It is 3:45pm the day after and NBC's Chuck Todd is still sporting a goatee... Though, he did just announce on MSNBC that we'll have a final answer tomorrow morning on "Today." He also ack... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": Calls to Shave - Posted October 22, 2009
Now that "Goatee Gamble" is officially over, the pressure's on for NBC's Chuck Todd to shave his signature look... and friends and colleagues are upping the ante. NBC cameraman Jim Long tweets: @... [FishbowlDC]

"If They're Going for a Big Name to Replace a Big Name, Who's Bigger than George?' - Posted October 21, 2009
We're curious - is it George? Despite media reports to the contrary, George Stephanopoulos' coronation as new co-anchor of "Good Morning America" is not a ... [TVNewser]

Separated at Birth: Matt Lauer & the CVS Guy? - Posted October 13, 2009
As your Chicago TVNewser contributor was walking past her neighborhood CVS Pharmacy, the window display jumped out at us. What's Matt Lauer doing in a white coat promising us a timely prescription fill? So what do you thin... [TVNewser]

We Blew up the Moon...And It Was Boring - Posted October 9, 2009
... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: AC in Chicago, Lauer & Brown, FNC @ 13... - Posted October 7, 2009
> CNN's Anderson Cooper is anchoring "AC360" from Chicago tonight. He'll interview Education Secretary Arne Duncan. > Next Friday, NBC News will air a special titled "Secrets of the Lost Symbol" at 9pmET with Matt Lauer sitting down wi... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft, Matt Lauer Honored - Posted October 1, 2009
• CBS's Steve Kroft has been named a Trumpeter Award winner by the National Consumers League. The award will be bestowed tonight in Washington, D.C. to Kroft and to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. The Trumpeter Award is the League's "highest honor, given to leaders who are not... [TVNewser]

'Today' Gets Surprisingly Raunchy - Posted October 1, 2009
The thing about having animals on your show is that you never know exactly what's going to happen. You have to be ready for anything. Even so: ... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Buys in the Hamptons - Posted September 25, 2009
The Wall Street Journal's Private Properties column reports the "Today" show's Matt Lauer has bought a home in The Hamptons "for its full asking price of $2.15 milli... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Interrupt Morning Shows for Obama/Brown/Sarkozy Iran News - Posted September 25, 2009
At 8:43am this morning the presidents of the U.S and France and the Prime Minister of Great Britain appeared to make a statement about Iran revealing a second uranium enrichment site. Pres. Obama, French President Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Brown are accusing Iran of concealing the plant. ... [TVNewser]

Jenna Bush's 'Today' Show Bow - Posted September 10, 2009
NBC News has announced Jenna Bush Hager's first 'Today' show spot will air next Friday, Sept. 18, as Matt Lauer and Al Roker bring the show to Texas. The "Everything is bigger in Texas" themed-show will broadcast live from the new Cowboys Stadium t... [TVNewser]

Around the MB Blogs: FNC Twitter, 'Today', Carlos Watson - Posted September 1, 2009
Today, around the mediabistro.com family of blogs: > WebNewser investigates some very curious tweets from an impostor Fox News twitter account, which include such intellectual aphorisms as, "We want to make out with Barack Obama. That's how much we love him." > GalleyCat has the info... [TVNewser]

Dan Brown's Televised Treasure Hunt - Posted September 1, 2009
In September, The Today Show will celebrate the release of Dan Brown's new novel, "The Lost Symbol," with a week-long, televised treasure hunt dedicated to the book. Here's more from the release: "In recent weeks, Matt Laue... [GalleyCat]

"Dose Of Controversy": Matt Lauer Looks At Autism-Vaccine Wars - Posted August 28, 2009
On Sunday, Dateline will devote the hour to autism. "Dose of Controversy", reported by Matt Lauer, features an interview with Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the lead author of a famous and ... [TVNewser]

Whole "Today" Show Team Heading to Vancouver - Posted August 12, 2009
It seems like the Beijing Summer Olympics just happened, but NBC is already knee-deep in plans for the 2010 Winter Olympics six months from now in Vanouver, Canada. The Today show has announced that for just the second time in the show's history, the entire crew -- ... [TVNewser]

Gathering for the Funeral of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 23, 2009
Les Moonves, Katie Couric and Sean McManus at St. Bartholomew church for the funeral for Walter Cronkite. We're keeping our eye on CBSNews.com and the funeral service for Walter Cronkite which will begin at 2pmET. Already at St. Bartholomew... [TVNewser]

For Meredith Vieira - If It's Monday, It's Washington - Posted July 20, 2009
Last week, the Today show's Meredith Viera was in Los Angeles sitting down with Susan Boyle (airing Wednesday), today Vieira was in Washington sitting down with Pres. Obama (airing tomorrow) and by next Monday she'll be sitting in a canoe in Lake George, NY as part of "Today Takes a Vacation." But... [TVNewser]

TV Reporters Go Fishing - Posted July 7, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [Fishbowl NY]

TV Reporters Go Fishing - Posted July 7, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlNY]

Sarah Palin Takes Correspondents Fishing - Posted July 7, 2009
In addition to the interview given to FNC's Dan Springer earlier yesterday, Gov. Sarah Palin also explained ... [TVNewser]

All Jackson, All Morning...Almost - Posted July 2, 2009
The morning shows put it in high gear today on the Michael Jackson coverage. • On NBC, Matt Lauer talked with Jermaine Jackson, his first intreview since his brother's death. Lauer also... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.02.09 - Posted July 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. Happy Birthday to NYT's ... [FishbowlDC]

Look Who Else is Heading to Neverland - Posted July 1, 2009
In addition to Matt Lauer anchoring the Today show from Neverland Ranch tomorrow, CNN's Larry King will host his show from the ranch in Los Olivos, CA tomorrow night. CNN says King is being granted special access inside the house as well as... [TVNewser]

Michael Jackson: Morning Show Notes - Posted June 26, 2009
The Today show was split with Matt Lauer in New York and Meredith Vieira in Hollywood. The first hour was devoted to Jackson, with ... [TVNewser]

Alec Baldwin: "I'll Never Do Today Again, Ever" - Posted June 16, 2009
In an interview with Playboy, actor Alec Baldwin — who stars on NBC's 30 Rock — says he has severed ties with the network's Today show. At i... [TVNewser]

Gov. Palin Makes TV Rounds - Posted June 12, 2009
In what was originally billed as an exclusive, NBC Today Show's Matt Lauer interviewed Gov. Sarah Palin this morning. We learned later this morning just how exclusive Lauer's interview was- Palin also did an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer this morning, to air later today on The Situation Room. On Today... [FishbowlDC]

Gov. Sarah Palin on Today, Then CNN - Posted June 12, 2009
Gov. Sarah Palin appeared on NBC's Today show, in a lengthy interview with Matt Lauer. For more than five minutes, the topic of ... [TVNewser]

Governor Palin Is Not Amused - Posted June 12, 2009
Sarah Palin appeared on the Today Show with Matt Lauer this morning and spoke about the controversial jokes made about her and her daughter by ... [FishbowlLA]

Matt Lauer Gets Exclusive Live Interview With Gov. Sarah Palin - Posted June 11, 2009
Where will Gov. Sarah Palin make her first televised response to David Letterman? NBC's Today show. Matt Laue... [TVNewser]

Filmmaker John Ziegler on Tomorrow's Menu - Posted June 3, 2009
Do you remember this interview between John Ziegler and David Shuster? How about ... [TVNewser]

Examining The "Morning Joe"-Starbucks Partnership|NBC Accused Of Violating Pool Rules|Wise Words For Graduating J-School Students|DirecTV CEO May Return To News Corp.|NYT Magazine Shrinks - Posted June 1, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [Fishbowl NY]

Examining The "Morning Joe"-Starbucks Partnership|NBC Accused Of Violating Pool Rules|Wise Words For Graduating J-School Students|DirecTV CEO May Return To News Corp.|NYT Magazine Shrinks - Posted June 1, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlNY]

Meredith Vieira's Slightly Revised Trip to London - Posted June 1, 2009
It was a "special split edition of Today" this morning, according to Meredith Vieira, who anchored from London. Why? Well according to the NBC release sent yesterday: "On Monday, June 1 on "Today," ... [TVNewser]

The Weekend Ticker: Ling, Roberts, Bartiromo... - Posted May 31, 2009
> On Monday, Lisa Ling sits down with Matt Lauer on the Today show for her first interview since her sister Laura and Laura's colleague Euna Lee were taken into custody in North Korea. Ling will be joined by her parents as well as Laura's husband, ... [TVNewser]

Al Roker Gets Himself in Hot Twatter - Posted May 29, 2009
Thursday morning as Matt Lauer welcomed guests back to the Today show he mentioned that Al Roker had to leave early for jury duty. And off Roker went, downtown to perform his civic duty. Wi... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Nets to Carry Obama Supreme Court Announcement - Posted May 26, 2009
ABC, CBS and NBC will all air network-wide special reports at 10:15amET for Pres. Obama's announcement of his Supreme Court pick. Matt Lauer anchors for NBC, Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo will anchor for ABC and ... [TVNewser]

"America's Sweetheart Long Before Anyone Had Ever Heard of Barack Obama" Gets Roasted - Posted May 21, 2009
Who said: "The transition from NBC to CBS was a little rough. Katie went from asking 'where in the world is Matt Lauer' to 'where the hell are my viewers?'" FishbowlDC has the answer, and all the details from last night's roast of ... [TVNewser]

Jim Cramer, Matt Lauer Stop By "Late Night" - Posted May 21, 2009
Mad Money's Jim Cramer stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and explained how to "be fired up and focused" and not "a big-time loser." Cramer let Fallon and the viewers in on the rituals he goes through to prepare for his show each night:... [TVNewser]

AP Rejects Edwards' Interview Concessions - Posted May 13, 2009
Yesterday, we discussed Elizabeth Edwards' recent publicity tour for her book, "Resilience." Today, the Associated Press reports... [Fishbowl NY]

AP Rejects Edwards' Interview Concessions - Posted May 13, 2009
Yesterday, we discussed Elizabeth Edwards' recent publicity tour for her book, "Resilience." Today, the Associated Press reports... [FishbowlNY]

News Organizations Asked Not To Name "Other Woman" During Elizabeth Edwards Interviews - Posted May 13, 2009
What's in a name? A lot if you are Elizabeth Edwards, especially if that name is Rielle Hunter. Edwards began making the rounds last wee... [TVNewser]

"Oprah" Lauer? Today's "Go-To Guy" - Posted May 13, 2009
Is NBC's Matt Lauer "the male version of Oprah Winfrey"? The Buffalo News' TV critic Alan Pergament makes the argument today based on three recent interviews: Elizabeth ... [TVNewser]

Will Anyone Read Elizabeth Edwards' Book? - Posted May 12, 2009
Elizabeth Edwards has been all over -- showing up in interviews in magazines and on "Oprah" and the "Today Show" -- promoting her new book, "Resilience," in stores last week. Last week, we sat down to watch Edwards on "Oprah", expecting to sob hysterically as the termi... [Fishbowl NY]

Will Anyone Read Elizabeth Edwards' Book? - Posted May 12, 2009
Elizabeth Edwards has been all over -- showing up in interviews in magazines and on "Oprah" and the "Today Show" -- promoting her new book, "Resilience," in stores last week. Last week, we sat down to watch Edwards on "Oprah", expecting to sob hysterically as the termi... [FishbowlNY]

Lauer Live in Statue of Liberty For Announcement - Posted May 8, 2009
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced this morning that the crown of the Statue of Liberty would re-open to the public on July 4. It has been closed since September 11, 2001. The setting for the a... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Lauer, Stephanopoulos, King... - Posted May 6, 2009
> NBC's Matt Lauer gets the first live interview with Elizabeth Edwards since the release of her new book, Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities. The interview happens Monday morning on the Today show.... [TVNewser]

Where Are Your Fave DC Journos Delivering Commencement Addresses? - Posted May 4, 2009
Alissa Krinsky at TVNewser has compiled this thorough list of where and when your favorite journos will deliver commencement addresses this year. In alphabetical order... • MSNBC's Jonathan Alter: Western Connecticut State University (CT), May 24 • CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Matt Lauer Gets First Interview with Captain Held Hostage by Pirates - Posted April 24, 2009
Matt Lauer wasn't on the Today show today...and now we know why. Lauer was in Vermont interviewing Maersk Alabama Captain Richard Phillips — Capt. Phillips' first interview since returning to America after being held hostage by Somali pirates. The interview airs on Tuesday's Today show. Last Friday w... [TVNewser]

Today's Curry Traveling To Two War Zones - Posted April 21, 2009
NBC's Today show news anchor Ann Curry will travel this week to Iraq and Afghanistan to report on the wars in each region. The AP reports she may report from Pakistan as well. Her reports air acr... [TVNewser]

Spitzer's First Post-Scandal Live Interview Goes to Today - Posted April 2, 2009
Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will sit down with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show Monday for his first live interview since the sex scandal that forced him out of office. W... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Dean, Lauer, Cooper... - Posted March 31, 2009
> FNC's Janice Dean discusses her newborn baby and living with MS in the current issue of Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine. "I feel like I'm one of the lucky ones," she says (via Johnny Dollar). > Today show anchor ... [TVNewser]

GMA's Gift For Matt Lauer - Posted March 26, 2009
A Good Morning America producer dropped by the Today show this morning to present Matt Lauer a gift. This was Lauer's first day back since undergoing surgery after a bike accident in which... [TVNewser]

Where In The Hospital Is Matt Lauer? - Posted March 23, 2009
Today show anchor Matt Lauer was absent from the show this morning after a bicycling run-in with a deer on Long Island over the weekend. Lauer separated his shoulder after he "slammed on his brake and went over his handlebars," said co-anchor ... [TVNewser]

Ashton Kutcher Helps Jamie Gangel's Effort To Get David Gregory to Follow Her - Posted March 18, 2009
Jamie Gangel, a Washington based correspondent for the Today show, is putting together a story on Twitter, set to air tomorrow morning. It appears Gangel, who is new to the social networking tool (@jamiegangel / 1,047 followers), has some Twitter-envy. She's shamin... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

For Today Show's Newsreader, May Sweeps Stunt is News To Her - Posted March 13, 2009
Yesterday NBC's Ann Curry Tweeted about her hectic schedule:All the time people say, hey how are you doing? My honest answer t... [TVNewser]

The Cuomo/Roker Feud Escalates - Posted March 11, 2009
It's time for another chapter in the ... [TVNewser]

Morning Joe Gets "Exclusive" with Michael Steele - Posted March 4, 2009
RNC chairman Michael Steele appeared this morning on the Today show in an interview with Matt Lauer, but when it came time to stop by the NBC cable outlet, MSNBC, he "was unavailable." Steele was mentioned throughout the morning, a... [TVNewser]

"30 Rock" Leaves 30 Rock For Larry King Guest Spot - Posted February 27, 2009
Three weeks ago it was NBC's Matt Lauer making an appearance. Last night it was Larry King's... [TVNewser]

John Ziegler's NBC Media Tour: "You Guys Were in Love With Barack Obama" - Posted February 23, 2009
"Media Malpractice" filmmaker John Ziegler had a contentious interview last month with ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams to Co-Anchor Today Tomorrow - Posted February 19, 2009
NBC's Brian Williams will co-anchor NBC's Today show in the morning alongside Matt Lauer, "so Meredith can take a morning off," he announced on tonight's Nightly News. One of the last ... [TVNewser]

Octo-mom Dateline Interview Brings Big Ratings - Posted February 11, 2009
Last night's Dateline NBC featuring Ann Curry's interview with Octo-mom, Nadya Suleman gave NBC its best overall ratings at 10pm since Election Night. The interview, in which Suleman revea... [TVNewser]

GMA Has Octuplet Mom's Mom Exclusive - Posted February 9, 2009
While "Today" aired more of Ann Curry's exclusive interview with Octo-mom Nadya Suleman, including first pictures of the babies, Good Morning America had an exclusive with Grandma. ... [TVNewser]

Couric: "It's Not a Lot of Fun Being Pummeled in the Press" - Posted February 8, 2009
CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric appeared this morning on the Reliable Sources portion of State of the Union, and was interviewed on a variety of topics by Howard Kurtz. She talked abou... [TVNewser]

"Matt Lauer Can Suck It!" - Posted February 6, 2009
Matt Lauer is not just anchor of the Today show, he's an actor (playing himself). At least he was in a couple different mediums last night during "30 Rock." During the show, he was forced to appease Jack Donaghy's girlfriend's grandmother (clip after the jump). But he was also featured prominently in... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams' Oval Office Interview with Pres. Obama - Posted February 2, 2009
On the heels of Matt Lauer's Map Room interview with Pres. Barack Obama yesterday, NBC has announced Brian Williams will sit down with Pres. Obama in the Oval Office. The interview will air on NBC Nightly News tomorrow night. > Update:... [TVNewser]

"Technical Difficulties" During Lauer's Wide-Ranging Interview with Pres. Obama - Posted February 1, 2009
In one of the most heavily promoted interviews of the year, (yes, even more than Blago) Matt Lauer's 12 minute sit-down with Pres. Obama in the White House Map Room experienced the dreaded "technical difficulties." Seven minutes into the interview the President's audi... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: King, Bartiromo, Lauer... - Posted January 30, 2009
> In the wake of some surprising comments about Alex Rodriguez, former Yankee manager Joe Torre sits down tonight with Larry King in his first television interview ... [TVNewser]

MTP Makes Way For Super-Sized Sunday "Today" - Posted January 27, 2009
The Today show is super-sizing this Super Bowl Sunday and will air from 9-11amET/8-10amCT. Meet the Press with David Gregory will air live following "Today" at 11amET/10amCT. Sunday's "Today" show will feature weekday anchors Meredith Vieira, Al Roker... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.27.09 - Posted January 27, 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]

Hero Pilot Now Gives First Interview to CBS' Katie Couric, Not NBC's Matt Lauer - Posted January 23, 2009
TVNewser has learned Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot of US Airways flight 1549, who was scheduled to give his first interview to "Today's" Matt Lauer last Monday, has now agreed to speak first to CBS' "60 Minutes." Lauer's former co-anchor Katie C... [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]

About That Today Show Interview with the Hero Pilot: Delayed "A Couple Days" - Posted January 19, 2009
This morning, the Today show's Matt Lauer explained the booking of Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot of USAirways flight 1549. NBC News announced Saturday afternoon that Capt. Sully would give his first interview to "Today" this morning. He was scheduled to be with us this morning for his first interview s... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer Gets First Interview with Hero Pilot Updated - Posted January 17, 2009
The 37% of you (the majority) who voted NBC/MSNBC would get the first interview with Chesley B. Sullenberger are right. This afternoon, N... [TVNewser]

Networks Cover Final Bush News Conference - Posted January 12, 2009
President George W. Bush held his final news conference as President this morning, and all the networks and cablers covered the nearly hour-long event. The Associated Press called it a "nostalgic last appearance," while Ch... [TVNewser]

Coulter on NBC: "I Am Very Happy To Be Here" - Posted January 7, 2009
Bringing this whole potentially manufactured controversy story full circle, Ann Coulter was interviewed by Matt Lauer this morning on the Today show. "It took the D... [TVNewser]

FBN Reports Who Else Lives in Madoff's Building - Posted January 6, 2009
Fox Business Network's Sandra Smith spent much of yesterday outside Bernie Madoff's apartment, reporting on his first time leaving the building ... [TVNewser]

Drudge: Coulter "Banned" From NBC; NBC Denies It - Posted January 5, 2009
Drudge Report says Ann Coulter has been "banned for life" from NBC, quoting an anonymous NBC source saying, "We are just not going to have her on any more." Late today, NBC News denied the story with... [TVNewser]

Top 10 TVNewser Stories of '08 - Posted December 31, 2008
From a Matt Lauer tease to a disturbing Glenn Beck video (and his new place of employment). From what David Shuster said on-air to what Jesse Jackson said off-air, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.30.08 - Posted December 30, 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 mornin... [FishbowlDC]

Today Goes Prime Time - Posted December 16, 2008
Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Al Roker and ... [TVNewser]

Tom Cruise on Camera One, and Everywhere Else - Posted December 15, 2008
NBC's "Today" show got the most out of its interview with Tom Cruise this morning. Cruise first appeared in the pre-show tease on local stations, including New York's WNBC, operating a camera. ...he then appeared in the open of the... [TVNewser]

Glib No More? Lauer & Cruise One-on-One - Posted December 10, 2008
Three-and-a-half years after Tom Cruise told Matt Lauer "... [TVNewser]

Oops, The AP Alert on the David Gregory Announcement - Posted December 7, 2008
BC-APNewsAlert,0058 NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC names named David Gregory as new host of "Today" program. APTV 12-07-08 0953EST 12-07-2008 14:55UTC / (AT.ny-at.02a.am-nyny-inwcp01) / It's since been corrected. Gregory will continue as back-up anchor to Matt Lauer on the Today show as well as contributing to that program. He'll also contribute to MSNBC shows. ... [TVNewser]

Murdered Anchorwoman's Parents Make the Network Rounds - Posted December 1, 2008
...when the Today show called this morning's interview with the parents of murdered Little Rock anchorwoman Anne Pressly exclusive...... [TVNewser]

Macy's Parade Two-Fer - Posted November 27, 2008
NBC and CBS will both be carrying the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade this morning. On NBC, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and ... [TVNewser]

Who Gets to Ask a Question at News Conference, Day 3? - Posted November 26, 2008
For the past couple days, as President-elect Barack Obama has held daily news conferences, we've been keeping track of which journalists get to ask the questions. Politico's ... [TVNewser]

Ending a Week of Going To the "Ends of the Earth" - Posted November 20, 2008
It was a typical morning at the Today show — atypical. The teen stars of the new movie, "Twilight," were there, CNBC's Jim Cramer talked about the market lows, Dr. ... [TVNewser]

Palin and the Press - Posted November 13, 2008
FNC's Greta Van Susteren and NBC's Matt Lauer have joined her in her kitchen; CNN's Larry King and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.12.08 - Posted November 12, 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]

Critic Slams Lauer, Van Susteren Over Palin Interviews - Posted November 11, 2008
She may be TV ratings gold, but TV critic David Zurawick isn't liking what he's seeing in this week's Matt Lauer and Greta Van Susteren interviews with Gov. ... [TVNewser]

Matt Asks Sarah About Katie - Posted November 11, 2008
During his interview with Gov. Sarah Palin, Matt Lauer asks about his former Today show colleague, ... [TVNewser]

The Loser of the 2008 Election - Posted November 11, 2008
Remember when we all laughed at the quip that Joe the Plumber had done more interviews than VP presidential candidate Sarah Palin? Remember back in October how funny we all thought that was? Oh those were the days...there were just a couple of clips of Sarah Palin that t... [FishbowlLA]

Palin on Fox: I Know Africa is a Continent - Posted November 11, 2008
Hmm, not even Barack Obama's election and the new "civility" at the White House can knock Sarah Palin out of the headlines. She did her first post-election interview with Fox's Greta Van Susteren last night and appeared again with ... [Fishbowl NY]

Palin on Fox: I Know Africa is a Continent - Posted November 11, 2008
Hmm, not even Barack Obama's election and the new "civility" at the White House can knock Sarah Palin out of the headlines. She did her first post-election interview with Fox's Greta Van Susteren last night and appeared again with ... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: NYC, Miami, Mt. Kilimanjaro... - Posted November 10, 2008
> FBN's Eric Bolling is joining the network's 5pmET show "Happy Hour" as co-host. Bolling joins Cody Willard and Rebecca (formerly Gomez) Diamond for the show which originates from the Bull & Bear pub in The Waldo... [TVNewser]

Networks Cover Bush Remarks on Obama Victory - Posted November 5, 2008
President George W. Bush congratulated President-elect Barack Obama this morning just after 10:15amET in a Rose Garden address, and the cablers and networks covered. "It will be a stirring sight to see President Obama, his wif... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: First Votes, Election Menu, Joe on Today... - Posted November 4, 2008
> At MidnightET ABC's Terry Moran on Nightline, CNN's Larry King, and MSNBC's David Shuster were all live with the first election day votes from Dixville Notch, NH.... [TVNewser]

This is Today...on CBS? - Posted October 31, 2008
Meredith Vieira, as Pinocchio for this morning's Today show Halloween costume contest, played her part well. During a toss to break during the 8:30 half hour, Vieira said, "But first, this is Today on CBS." As her nose grew, Matt Lauer, as Humpty Dumpty, just groaned (as opposed to cracking up).... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: ABC, CNN, CBS... - Posted October 29, 2008
> Good Morning America is hitting the road for the rest of the week, with the anchors dispersed throughout swing states Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Robin Roberts interviews Sen. John McCain tomorrow. Also Elizabeth Vargas interviewed G... [TVNewser]

Lauer Roasted At Friar's Club - Posted October 25, 2008
Today show anchor Matt Lauer was the butt of many jokes during his roast at the Friar's Club, as were many others in attendance. From the TV news crowd, joining Lauer were Katie Couric... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Lauer, Westin, O'Brien... - Posted October 24, 2008
> The celebrity roast of Matt Lauer took place this afternoon at the Friar's club. There will probably be more stories (and hopefully video) coming out of it, but for now here's two quick accounts.... [TVNewser]

Ailes, Lauer, 60 Minutes Set For Hall of Fame - Posted October 20, 2008
10 new members to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame will be inducted tomorrow night, spanning the tube from Showtime to ESPN. A few will be from the TV news world as well, and each of the inductees are profiled on the B&C site: • ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.25.08 - Posted September 25, 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 t... [FishbowlDC]

Water-Ready Anchors Prep for This Year's 'Ends of the Earth' - Posted September 22, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist First on TVNewser: 'Today' is going to the ends of the Earth. Again. Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker will pack up their extreme-weather gear in November as the show reprises its geograph... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Couric, Lehrer, Logan... - Posted September 22, 2008
> The New York Times' Steven McElroy reports Katie Couric will be participating in the upcoming roast of Matt Lauer. Other ro... [TVNewser]

Bush Talks Crisis on Networks - Posted September 18, 2008
President Bush gave a brief statement this morning on the bleeding financial markets, and all networks and cablers took it live. ABC's Charlie Gibson anchored, with Betsy Stark and ... [TVNewser]

9/11, Seven Years Later: How the Cablers Covered - Posted September 11, 2008
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Esquire's 75th Anniversary "E-Ink" Cover: Recyclable, Unmentionably Expensive - Posted September 9, 2008
Using electronics from Shanghai that were shipped to Dallas before traveling by refrigerated truck (preserves battery life!) to Mexico for assembly and then heading north to a Kentucky printing facility, Esquire's blinking 75th anniversary covers are hitting Borders, Barnes & Noble, and select newsstands this week. An "experimental limited-edition" of 100,000... [UnBeige]

Today Show Hits Battlegrounds - Posted September 8, 2008
This morning Steve is on an excellent adventure as ABC News and USA Today kick off their "50 States, 50 Days" campaign coverage. (You can follow his Twitter updates on the right hand column of the blog.) Look for his report later today. And this morning, NBC's Today show announced it will... [TVNewser]

John McCain Picks Gov. Sarah Palin for VP. Fox News First With The News - Posted August 29, 2008
In an incredibly well-kept secret only confirmed by the U.S. media less than 90 minutes before the official announcement, John McCain has chosen Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Apprentice, Warren, Green... - Posted August 18, 2008
> "The Apprentice UK" makes its U.S. debut next Monday on CNBC at 9pmET. Sir Alan Sugar plays the Donald Trump role. The program airs every Monday night until November 10. > Fresh off hosting the ... [TVNewser]

Today Show Avoids Opening Ceremony Conflict - Posted August 8, 2008
One thing noticeably absent from the morning show on the network covering the 2008 Olympics — a live bug. NBC's Today show aired a two-hour Beijing broadcast this morning that was pre-taped (we hear last night). At 9amET, the show moved to a live show from New York, with ... [TVNewser]

Bell: "I'm an Olympics Geek, What Can I Tell You?" - Posted August 4, 2008
The Los Angeles Times' Matea Gold takes a look at the upcoming Today show coverage of the Olympics. Anchor ... [TVNewser]

Beijing 2008: One World, One Dream, At Least According to the Censors - Posted August 4, 2008
Apparently Arianna Huffington doesn't translate into Chinese. With five days to go until the start of the Beijing 2008 Games HuffPo is ... [Fishbowl NY]

Beijing 2008: One World, One Dream, At Least According to the Censors - Posted August 4, 2008
Apparently Arianna Huffington doesn't translate into Chinese. With five days to go until the start of the Beijing 2008 Games HuffPo is ... [FishbowlNY]

Today Says Zaijian to America - Posted July 30, 2008
The Today show announced its coverage plans for next week's Summer Olympics in Beijing. And for the first time, all four anchors will report live from an international Olympic Games. The show could also be called "Tonight" for the time they're there; with a 12-hour time difference Today will air at... [TVNewser]

Orth: "All This Love Has Helped Protect Us" - Posted July 28, 2008
The Today show 's Matt Lauer interviewed Maureen Orth this morning about her September Vanity Fair cov... [TVNewser]

NBC's Access in Tehran A First For American Network - Posted July 28, 2008
NBC's Brian Williams wrapped up his interview with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in time for clips to air ... [TVNewser]

Two Concerts, Six Blocks and Seven Million Viewers* - Posted July 25, 2008
Within just a few blocks of each other, two distinctly different sounds emanated from Midtown Manhattan this morning. While tween sensation Miley Cyrus performed on the plaza at NBC's Today show, singer-songwriter ... [TVNewser]

Does Matt Lauer Know He's Pitching PureAcaiBerry? (Whatever That Is) - Posted July 24, 2008
If you're like us and get about 1,000 emails a day, most of it junk (and, yes, we have a spam filter), then maybe you've gotten the email that includes this image. But the marketers are taking it one further by using an image of NBC's Matt Lauer and the logos... [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]

CBS' Couric To Host B&C Gala - Posted July 14, 2008
When Today show anchor Matt Lauer is inducted into Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame in October, his longtime former co-anchor will be on hand as host. CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric... [TVNewser]

Obama Says in Retrospect he Shouldn't Have Put Kids on TV — And Wouldn't Do it Again - Posted July 9, 2008
Sometimes media outlets play fast and loose with the term "exclusive," especially the entertainment news shows. But Maria Menounos' interview last week with Sen. Barack Obama's family, inc... [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]

60 Minutes, Ailes Added to B&C Hall of Fame - Posted July 7, 2008
TVNewser hears that CBS's 60 Minutes will be the program inducted at this year's Broadcasting & Cable Hall of fame. Other inductees include FNC & FBN Chairman Roger Ailes and NBC's Matt Lauer. The announcement will be in this week's issue of Broadcasting & Cabl... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.18.07 - Posted October 18, 2007
Good morning Washington. It's a close one, but it looks doubtful that Stephen Colbert's presidential bid in SC will do any major damage. Roll Call announced that Jay Heflin is going to be joining the CongressNow staff full-t... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.12.07 - Posted October 12, 2007
Good morning Washington. You slackers. You check out 4 to 9 non-work websites a day. NBC News announced, "Matt Lauer has secured the first network television interview with Idaho Senator Larry Craig since he pled guil... [FishbowlDC]

Beleaguered Miss Teen South Carolina Reveals Career Aspirations; Design Community Mourns - Posted August 28, 2007
There's really no need to rewatch the clip of the conversationally-challenged Miss Teen USA contestant that internet users chugged down like a cheap wine cooler. Aw, heck, let's watch it again. Amazingly, Lauren Caitlin Upton was given another chance to answer the question that brought her web notoriety, on... [UnBeige]

Another "Unexpected" Publishing Success Story - Posted August 9, 2007
The New York Times' Motoko Rich reports on the bestseller status of former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell's LONE SURVIVOR, a dramatic memoir of his time in Afghanistan. Luttrell's book, with 275,000 copies in print, describes how was the only one of four men on the mission to survive after a viole... [GalleyCat]

Lunch at Michael's: Joan Rivers, Deepak Chopra & The Today Gang - Posted July 11, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE The scene at 55th & Fifth was more subdued than usual today with most of the regulars nowhere to be seen. With an unusually high number of "civilians" milling about, it seemed unlikely we'd get our weekly boldfaced name fix this go round. Imagine our delight when Joan ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Joan Rivers, Deepak Chopra & The Today Gang - Posted July 11, 2007
— DIANE CLEHANE The scene at 55th & Fifth was more subdued than usual today with most of the regulars nowhere to be seen. With an unusually high number of "civilians" milling about, it seemed unlikely we'd get our weekly boldfaced name fix this go round. Imagine our delight when Joan ... [FishbowlNY]

Pinpointing The Precise Moment The iPhone Jumped The iShark - Posted July 2, 2007
Looking for the precise moment future generations will point to while discussing when the iPhone jumped the iShark? You could do worse than ... [Fishbowl NY]

Pinpointing The Precise Moment The iPhone Jumped The iShark - Posted July 2, 2007
Looking for the precise moment future generations will point to while discussing when the iPhone jumped the iShark? You could do worse than ... [FishbowlNY]

Separated At Birth: Rajiv Chandrasekaran - Posted June 27, 2007
This week's Separated At Birth is Washington Post's new National Editor, Rajiv Chandrasekaran. According to My Heritage's nifty Face Recognition: Chandrasekaran... (Photo Credit) ...looks li... [FishbowlDC]

Lauer: "No Quid Pro Quo" with Princes - Posted June 25, 2007
Now that Paris is behind them, NBC is looking ahead to London and the "Concert for Diana" telecast. Despite the fact that the network paid $2.5 million for the rights to broadcast the tribute, Matt Lauer says "there was no quid pro quo" in getting the interview with Princes William... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer: No 'Quid Pro Quo' Deal For Princes - Posted June 25, 2007
In the wake of the embarrassing debacle of NBC's now-you-see-it, now-you-don't $1 million deal for Paris Hilton's first post-penitentiary interview, Matt Lauer said during a conference call to promote next Sunday's "Concert for Diana" telecast that there was "no quid pro quo" involved in his exclusive interview w... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer: No 'Quid Pro Quo' Deal For Princes - Posted June 25, 2007
In the wake of the embarrassing debacle of NBC's now-you-see-it, now-you-don't $1 million deal for Paris Hilton's first post-penitentiary interview, Matt Lauer said during a conference call to promote next Sunday's "Concert for Diana" telecast that there was "no quid pro quo" involved in his exclusive interview w... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Lauer To Host 'Concert For Diana' From London - Posted June 21, 2007
Oh, the media synergy: Matt Lauer, who recently interviewed Prince William and Prince Harry for NBC for "Dateline," will be hosting "Concert for Diana," which will air on NBC at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 1, which would have been Princess Diana's 46th birthday. Th... [Fishbowl NY]

Matt Lauer To Host 'Concert For Diana' From London - Posted June 21, 2007
Oh, the media synergy: Matt Lauer, who recently interviewed Prince William and Prince Harry for NBC for "Dateline," will be hosting "Concert for Diana," which will air on NBC at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 1, which would have been Princess Diana's 46th birthday. Th... [FishbowlNY]

'What's The Coolest Thing About Being A Prince?' - Posted June 15, 2007
Matt Lauer asks the tough questions: LAUER: What's the coolest thing about being a prince? (LAUGHTER) PRINCE HARRY: It's-- PRINCE WILLIAM: Yeah, it's a difficult question there. LAUER: You're struggling, huh? PRINCE HARRY: Yeah. PRINCE WILLIAM: Yeah. No, I think it's-- we're very lucky. You know, ... [Fishbowl NY]

'What's The Coolest Thing About Being A Prince?' - Posted June 15, 2007
Matt Lauer asks the tough questions: LAUER: What's the coolest thing about being a prince? (LAUGHTER) PRINCE HARRY: It's-- PRINCE WILLIAM: Yeah, it's a difficult question there. LAUER: You're struggling, huh? PRINCE HARRY: Yeah. PRINCE WILLIAM: Yeah. No, I think it's-- we're very lucky. You know, ... [FishbowlNY]

Inside The Time 100 Party - Posted May 9, 2007
America Ferrera and John Mayer It's arguably the most exclusive magazine party of the year. (Graydon Carter's Vanity's Fair Oscar party perhaps being the other.) John Edwards mingled with John Mayer. Sir Richard Branson (just back f... [Fishbowl NY]

Inside The Time 100 Party - Posted May 9, 2007
America Ferrera and John Mayer It's arguably the most exclusive magazine party of the year. (Graydon Carter's Vanity's Fair Oscar party perhaps being the other.) John Edwards mingled with John Mayer. Sir Richard Branson (just back f... [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... [Fishbowl NY]

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]

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