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So What Do You Do, Roland Martin, CNN Contributor and Host of TV One's Washington Watch?
The man of 1,000 hats dishes on secrets to developing your personal brand, the lack of diversity on news shows and why he just can't stay away from Twitter.

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Spotted around the media universe

It's Scandal Premiere Night! And Some Fans Got A Goodie Bag to Get Ready - Posted February 27, 2014
Of course you know what today is! It's Scandal premiere day and thank goodness for it because I don't know how much longer we could've gone without a dose of Liv, Fitz and the rest of the Gladiators! Twitter timelines around the country have been lit up all day with anticipation as... [PRNewser]

News Pro Names '12 to Watch in TV News' - Posted December 25, 2013
TV Week's News Pro magazine is out with its forward-looking "12 to Watch in TV News" list. Unsurprisingly, HLN president Albie Hecht... [Fishbowl NY]

News Pro Names '12 to Watch in TV News' - Posted December 25, 2013
TV Week's News Pro magazine is out with its forward-looking "12 to Watch in TV News" list. Unsurprisingly, HLN president Albie Hecht... [FishbowlNY]

News Pro Names '12 to Watch in TV News' - Posted December 25, 2013
TV Week's News Pro magazine is out with its forward-looking "12 to Watch in TV News" list. Unsurprisingly, HLN president Albie Hecht... [TVNewser]

How Juan Williams Landed His Nelson Mandela Interview - Posted December 11, 2013
Journalists from around world pulled out all the stops to land an interview with Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison 23 years ago. And Fox News Channel's Juan Williams... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Norton, Clift, Martin - Posted September 30, 2013
Erle Norton joins ABC as EP of ABC News Digital. Norton joins us from Thomson Reuters, where he was editorial director of Reuters Digital Video. Previously, Norton worked for NYPost.com and The Wall Street Journal. When Newseek transfers to a new owner next week, 50... [TVNewser]

The AM Ticker: Wilson, Graduate Day, RTDNA - Posted September 27, 2013
TV One has named Donna Wilson the EP of its daily news program "News One Now," which is anchored by Roland Martin. Wilson is a former producer for CNN, as well as Dr. Phil and projects for Biography Channel. Tomorrow, PBS stations across the country will host American Graduate Day 2013, designed... [TVNewser]

TV One Names EP for Martin's New Show - Posted September 26, 2013
TV One, which aims to entertain, inform and inspire black adults, has named TV vet Donna Wilson as the new Executive Producer of his live one-hour, weekday morning news program News One Now. The show will provide a three-screen experience on radio, ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 9, 2013
"Really, it's for display only." -- TIME's Mark Halperin on his facial hair this morning as the "Morning Joe" crew again razzed him for him and tried to touch it. Sighting: Yoko Ono... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 12, 2013
"He's a pioneer." - BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith on New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, who he's interviewing for "BuzzFeed Brews" tonight in New York City for 45 minutes. Asked what... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Zinczenko, NAMIC, Martin - Posted July 18, 2013
ABC News is adding former NBC News contributor and Men's Health editor David Zinczenko as health and wellness editor. Zinczenko, a good friend of ABC News anchor Dan Abrams, will appear on all programs and platforms. The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NA... [TVNewser]

Roland Martin Critical of CNN - Posted July 18, 2013
TV host Roland Martin, a former contributor to CNN for six years, has been relatively quiet about his former employer. When they dumped his contract in March, he seemed to walk away amicably outside of minor grumblings of the network not pu... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Al Jazeera, Martin, Pavia - Posted July 9, 2013
Al Jazeera has come under intense scrutiny in Egypt for alleged bias toward the Muslim Brotherhood. The Washington Post's Paul Farhi examines the situation. TV One is launching a daily ... [TVNewser]

Roland Martin to Get Live Daily Show - Posted July 9, 2013
Ever since his contract as a CNN contributor ended, Roland Martin has been on the prowl for a new gig and biding his time to announce that TV One will simulcast the last hour of the three-hour News One Now radio show. It wil... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 5, 2013
Quotes of the Day "Nobody loves a thin man. This is the new Chris Christie's problem." -- WaPo Associate Editor and columnist David Ignatius on the Governor of New Jersey holding a special Senate election a month early, a move that will cost New Jersey some $24 million. Ignatius introduced the entirely... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 17, 2013
Quotes of the Day RAINING IN THE ROSE GARDEN: "Overheard: 'Melt the Press.' @MarkLandler of NYT pops out a Georgetown umbrella." -- NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro with the accompanying photograph. ... [FishbowlDC]

Jeff Zucker on Diversity, His Golf Game and What He Wants CNN to Be - Posted April 16, 2013
In his first public comments since taking over as president of CNN Worldwide, Jeff Zucker spoke at a packed Atlanta Press Club luncheon Monday. Of CNN, Zucker says the network needs to be more than "a spare tire in the tru... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 5, 2013
Quotes of the Day Short, sweet and to the point "I became a newspaperman because of Roger. It's a debt I can never repay. It's a clich I am sure he would never use, but now he has passed on to his everlasting seat in the balcony." -- Politico Columnist Roger Simon... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 4, 2013
Quotes of the Day "The reality is none of us is perfect." -- Congressional GOP Primary winner Mark Sanford on CNN's "The Lead" Wednesday. As we all well know by now, Sanford lied to voters, cheated on his wife and misused taxpayer's money. On a side note...This is becoming a thing: Jake... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin Criticizes 'White Male' CNN Executives - Posted March 29, 2013
CNN contributor and TV One host Roland Martin--who is leaving the channel after a number of years as a contributor--unleashed some criticism at his soon-to-be-forme... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Al Jazeera, Profits, Martin - Posted March 28, 2013
The London Evening Standard reports that staffers in Al Jazeera's London office are being forced to relocate to Doha, Qatar, or lose their jobs. "They had thought that they would be moving from Knightsbridge to The Shard -- not the desert." SNL Kagan... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 28, 2013
Quotes of the Day POLITICO TAKEOVER: Aside from Mike Barnicle and WaPo and MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 28, 2013
Quotes of the Day POLITICO TAKEOVER: Aside from Mike Barnicle and WaPo and MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart... [PRNewser]

CNN's Roland Martin Kickin' It With His Homegirl Soledad O'Brien - Posted March 27, 2013
The funk is back. At least for a few days. CNN's Soledad O'Brien put in a special word for her friend and CNN Contributor ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Shutting Down Martin's 'Funk' in Final Days? - Posted March 21, 2013
The TV world can be so cold. When you're out, you're out. And sometimes sooner than you might expect. There are 17 days left on Roland Martin's CNN contract. But the powers that be appear to be shutting it down early. With his contract en... [FishbowlDC]

Why Are People Of Color So Often Overlooked For Anchor Slots? - Posted March 21, 2013
Tampa Bay Times TV critic Eric Deggans writes for Poynter about cable news and minorities. Specifically... [TVNewser]

Roland Martin Out At CNN - Posted March 19, 2013
CNN's new president Jeff Zucker continues to shake things up at the channel, particularly when it comes to the network's political contributors. The latest news is that longtime contributor Roland Martin will be leaving the channel when his contract expires in early April. .@... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 18, 2013
Quotes of the Day SO FORGET ABOUT INTERVIEWING BOB WOODWARD? "I've never really understood the people who get a nasty phone call and get on TV and talk about it. It's part of the job. You do a story that they don't like, you're going to get yelled at, you listen to... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Zucker to Meet With NABJ to Discuss Network's State of Black Journalists - Posted February 25, 2013
CNN President Jeff Zucker is scheduled to meet today in Atlanta with the leadership of the National Association of Black Journalists to discuss the state of black journalists at the network, FishbowlDC has learned. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 4, 2013
Quotes of the Day BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner shows off his new hoodie. Important Reminder "Please everyone, don't forget to tweet pictures of yourselves with other people we recognize in the Green Room." -- NYT'... [FishbowlDC]

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

CNN: Which Shoe Will Drop Next? - Posted January 30, 2013
On Tuesday we broke the news that CNN Contributors James Carville, ... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Roger Stone - Posted January 29, 2013
Say hello to Roger Stone, the GOP consultant and strategist who is among the more colorful T... [PRNewser]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted January 22, 2013
Many people woke up on Tuesday morning afternoon with new tales to tell of their inaugural experiences. Some got great seats for the event. Others watched from home and avoided the crowd. But, many folks partied their asses off on Monday evening. Among the revelers was TVONE host and CNN co... [PRNewser]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted January 22, 2013
Many people woke up on Tuesday morning afternoon with new tales to tell of their inaugural experiences. Some got great seats for the event. Others watched from home and avoided the crowd. But, many folks partied their asses off on Monday evening. Among the revelers was TVONE host and CNN co... [FishbowlDC]

GOP Consultant Roger Stone Gives CNN's Roland Martin An Online Tongue Lashing - Posted January 11, 2013
GOP Consultant and funnyman Roger Stone has taken quite a disliking to CNN and "Washington Watch's" Roland Martin as of late. Maybe a beer and muffin summit could bring these two together? Then again, might be rough... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 8, 2013
Quotes of the Day Startling Monday headline "Woman killed by Orange Line train" -- story by the Washington Examiner's transportation reporter Kytja Weir. Read ... [FishbowlDC]

PBS Talk Show Host Tavis Smiley Tangles with KFI's Mo 'Kelly - Posted December 18, 2012
In his latest Journal-isms column, Richard Prince retraces some contentious recent chronology involving ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 13, 2012
Quotes of the Day A porcupine walks into a fancy men's shop... "Walked into a Brooks Brothers to warm up, was given a glass of wine. How the other half lives!" -- WCP's Will Sommer, who, in a previous existence was the an... [FishbowlDC]

Bonjean Holiday Party Welcomes Erik Estrada and Partygoers Peeing on the Neighbors' Lawns - Posted December 10, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Eddie Scarry and Peter Ogburn We don't know how Communications Consultant Ron Bonjean... [PRNewser]

Bonjean Holiday Party Welcomes Erik Estrada and Partygoers Peeing on the Neighbors' Lawns - Posted December 10, 2012
By Betsy Rothstein, Eddie Scarry and Peter Ogburn We don't know how Communications Consultant Ron Bonjean... [FishbowlDC]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted December 4, 2012
TV One's Roland Martin tweets A LOT. He's approaching his 100,000th tweet. Sure, he's gotten in trouble for his tweets in the past, but... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day West Wing Sophia: Sophia Nelson, columnist for the theGrio.com and Essence, visited the White House last week and snapped a ... [FishbowlDC]

Roland on Rihanna, Chris Brown Love: MYOB - Posted November 26, 2012
Over the long holiday weekend, CNN Contributor and Washington Watch's Roland Martin defended the rumored reunion of Rihanna and Chris Brown. Brown beat Rihanna to a pulp in 2009, for which he publicly apolog... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 12, 2012
Quotes of the Day BIRTHDAY GIRL: "Bom dia Rio. Thanks sun for coming out today on my birthday eve." -- USA Today travel writer Nancy Trejos. Ouch! "Maybe... [FishbowlDC]

Memo to CNN: Free Ali Velshi! - Posted October 30, 2012
Throughout the relentless storm last night, reporters in Washington and beyond expressed deep concern for CNN's breakout star, Ali Velshi, who spent much of the day and night knee and waist deep in water. On his birthday, no less. At one point s... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin Fans Wake to Pleasant Surprise - Posted October 17, 2012
Fans of CNN Contributor Roland Martin were pleased as punch to see him all over the network's morning programs today for a debate roundtable debrief with Soledad O'Brien... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin: 'Sorry Fam, No CNN Tonight' - Posted October 16, 2012
CNN Contributor Roland Martin will not be on the network tonight during post-debate coverage. Some of his Twitter fans are none too pleased about it. For instance, @enicole827 writes, "Will u be on @... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day "It's so hard to talk these days." -- FNC's Greta Van Susteren in reaction to V.P. Joe Biden's "gaffe" yesterday. "He's gotta recognize that he's gonna be double teamed. Jim Lehrer is part of the cultural left so Mitt is going to have to communicate past Lehrer ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 17, 2012
Quotes of the Day "The mismanagement of this campaign has been mindboggling." -- MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on "Morning Joe" this morning regarding Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 10, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Nations Triathlon done in 3:08 (Olympic). Now, about that milkshake..." -- Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Losing Their Patience | Dozing Off | Bing It On - Posted September 7, 2012
TVNewser: REM doesn't appreciate companies that they don't like playing their crappy music. FishbowlDC: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Losing Their Patience | Dozing Off | Bing It On - Posted September 7, 2012
TVNewser: REM doesn't appreciate companies that they don't like playing their crappy music. FishbowlDC: ... [FishbowlNY]

Caption This: Roland Reclines for Obama Speech - Posted September 7, 2012
Last night video journo Liz Glover captured an intriguing behind-the-scenes CNN Contributor Roland Martin in a relaxed stance during President Obama's big speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Help us come up with thought bubbles for Roland by sending your captions to fishbowldc@mediabistro... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 7, 2012
Quotes of the Day A RELAXED ROLAND: "Somebody's tuckered out." -- Video journo Liz Glover with accompanying photograph of CNN Contributor and TV ONE's ... [FishbowlDC]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted August 28, 2012
It's been a while since we've checked in with CNN contributor and TV ONE host Roland Martin. His Twitter feed is an endless supply of equal parts wisdom, life advice and self congratulatory nonsense. So, what's Rol... [FishbowlDC]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted August 14, 2012
While the summer movie season is winding down to a close, CNN and TVONE's Roland Martin has tips for you. He took to Twitter to make sure we all know the proper way to attend a movie. We all know that concessions at the movies o... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Fox News, King, NBC News/TV One - Posted August 8, 2012
Fox News and Time Warner Cable have struck a long-term affiliation agreement after weeks of negotiations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Los Angeles Times reports Fox News will get upwards of $1 per subscriber for the first year, with subsequent increases to follow. As the ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 23, 2012
Quotes Of The Day "Twitter is really becoming a zoo of rude, selfish people." -- FNC's Greg Gutfield to his colleague ... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin Throws Himself A Dinner Party - Posted July 19, 2012
On a recent trip to the West Coast, CNN and TVONE's Roland Martin had a dinner party thrown in his honor at the home of actress Vanessa Bell Calloway. Was there a particular reason to have a party? Not really.... [FishbowlDC]

Kathie Lee Gives a Little RESPECT, and Apology, to Aretha Franklin - Posted July 18, 2012
Aretha Franklin says she'd be a good judge on "American Idol," despite what Kathie Lee Gifford thinks. On Tuesday's ... [TVNewser]

Roland Martin's Family Reunion - Posted July 16, 2012
No, that isn't the name of the newest Tyler Perry movie, but maybe it should be. CNN Contributor and TVONE host, Roland Martin had a family reunion in Louisiana this weekend. We're not just talking about "The Fam"... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 16, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Just got to the green room @LiveKelly! Hanging with Buck & Rory, everyone's so nice! #cohostsearch" -- Markette Smith... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin's Father's Day Message - Posted June 18, 2012
While us dads bask in the post-Father's Day haze of shitty gifts and regret, CNN contributor Roland Martin has a special ... [FishbowlDC]

LinkedIn Hacked, Exposing Passwords | New Twitter Bird Takes Flight | Google Upgrades Mobile Maps - Posted June 7, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Looking to Build a Brand? Listen to Roland Martin - Posted June 6, 2012
It's nearly impossible to flip through the channels without stumbling across political pundit Roland Martin. The CNN contributor and TV One host has made the transition from a newspaper reporter to an all-around media personality by ... [FishbowlLA]

Roland Martin Opens Up on CNN Suspension - Posted June 6, 2012
Now that Roland Martin's suspension from CNN is in the rearview mirror, he looks back thoughtfully about what happened in an in-depth interview with Mediabistro (our parent company). Apart from reflecting on getting into trouble on Twit... [FishbowlDC]

Can (And Should) Journalists Stay Purely Objective? - Posted June 6, 2012
Roland Martin doesn't think so. "The idea of being objective is a ridiculous one. Let's just be honest," he said in Mediabistro's latest So What Do You Do? interview. "Everybody -... [10,000 Words]

TV Political Pundit Talks Landing In Twitter Hot Water - Posted June 6, 2012
Roland Martin is a veteran of political pundit TV. He's currently an outspoken political commentator on CNN, and works on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and Washington Watch on TV One. But despite his mainstream media leanings, he's also pretty big on Twitter - and he's realized that 140-characters can pack... [10,000 Words]

Roland Martin on CNN Suspension: 'You Deal With It and You Move On' - Posted June 6, 2012
Today on mediabistro.com, we ask CNN contributor Roland Martin "So What Do You D... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 5, 2012
Quotes of the Day Cleaning lady tells TV reporter not to shower "Cleaning lady said 'dont shower.' I said 'you already scrubbed it.' she said 'yah, but you look better when you dont shower.' huh?" -- ABC7's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 11, 2012
Quotes of the Day NBC Washington meteorologist Tom Kierein: "Piercing sunrise over the ... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Also Rolls in Toronto - Posted May 4, 2012
CNN Contributor Roland Martin, host of TV One's "Washington Watch," is the first American to speak at the Black Business Professional Association (BBPA) 30th Annual Harry Jerome Awards Gala. Held last Saturday at the Toronto Congress Centre in O... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I went once and I refused to ever go again." -- CNN's Anderson Cooper commenting on the White House Correspondents' Dinner this week. The crowds and chaotic nature of the event disturbed him most. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 16, 2012
Quotes of the Day The Stickler: CNN's Blitzer kicks SNL's Ass "I hate to tell #SNL announcer it's correctly pronounced Ree-Anna not Ree-Ahna. Just ask her to pronounce her name." -- Wolf Blitzer. ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 16, 2012
Quotes of the Day The Stickler: CNN's Blitzer kicks SNL's Ass "I hate to tell #SNL announcer it's correctly pronounced Ree-Anna not Ree-Ahna. Just ask her to pronounce her name." -- Wolf Blitzer. ... [FishbowlDC]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted April 13, 2012
It's been too long since we checked in with CNN contributor, Roland Martin, on Twitter. The man has very little filter of what he will say. Hell, it even got him suspended once. But, fences have been mended and Roland is bac... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 12, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo in a Dress: "And here's a photo of me circa 1991 wearing my cousin's dress after I got my clothes dirty. #NOSHAME." -- Simon Landau, web ... [FishbowlDC]

What's Dana Tweeting? - Posted April 5, 2012
It's time again for another edition of "What's Dana Tweeting?" in which we peak at the tweets of Fox News' Dana Perino. While some people use Twitter to bombard us with promotional tweets, retweets and links, Dana seems to take the "stream ... [FishbowlDC]

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

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

CNN Goes 'Beyond Trayvon,' Searches for Solutions - Posted March 30, 2012
More than 12 hours after "Starting Point," CNN's Soledad O'Brien finished her Thursday moderating a town hall on the Trayvon Martin... [TVNewser]

Trayvon Martin and the Coverage of the Coverage - Posted March 26, 2012
As the national media intensified its coverage of the Trayvon Martin killing last week, the coverage of the coverage is also going under the microscope. Geraldo Rivera's conclusion ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day Roland Martin, a CNN Contributor and host of Washington Watch, dons a hoodie for his show. Picture posted by photog ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 21, 2012
Quotes of the Day Our blind item from Valentine's Day: Read here. Two TV journos part ways...... [FishbowlDC]

What's Dana Tweeting? - Posted March 19, 2012
While we will still check in with our popular feature, "What's Roland Tweeting?", we are widening our scope to see what others might be tweeting. We've monitored several journos to see who might produce a Twitter feed that can even compare to the crazed magnitude of CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted March 13, 2012
It is with a mix of happiness and sorrow that we report that Roland Martin's CNN suspension has been lifted after being placed there f... [FishbowlDC]

Mediaite's Weak Attempt at Attribution - Posted March 13, 2012
Former Mediaite Managing Editor Colby Hall is gone. And his replacement, Nando di Fino, is moving on too. We can only blame this m... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 13, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo finds horse shit in WaPo "Jim Newell, this could win a 'reverse Pulitzer' for shittiest article of 2012." -- The Guardian's ... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin's CNN Suspension is Over - Posted March 12, 2012
FishbowlDC scoops that Roland Martin's suspension from CNN has been lifted. Martin, a CNN contributor, has been off the air since early February follo... [Fishbowl NY]

Roland Martin's CNN Suspension is Over - Posted March 12, 2012
FishbowlDC scoops that Roland Martin's suspension from CNN has been lifted. Martin, a CNN contributor, has been off the air since early February follo... [FishbowlNY]

Roland Martin's CNN Suspension is Over - Posted March 12, 2012
FishbowlDC scoops that Roland Martin's suspension from CNN has been lifted. Martin, a CNN contributor, has been off the air since early February follo... [TVNewser]

Breaking: CNN Lifts Roland Martin's Suspension - Posted March 12, 2012
CNN staff was alerted today on the 10 am conference call that Roland Martin's suspension has been lifted. Martin, who hosts "Washington Watch" and is a CNN Contributor, was suspended shortly a... [FishbowlDC]

Breaking: CNN Lifts Roland Martin's Suspension - Posted March 12, 2012
CNN staff was alerted today on the 10 am conference call that Roland Martin's suspension has been lifted. Martin, who hosts "Washington Watch" and is a CNN Contributor, was suspended shortly a... [PRNewser]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted March 9, 2012
It's time for another edition of What's Roland Tweeting! We can't believe that Roland Martin is still on suspension from CNN for remarks he made on his Twitter account. It has been over a month at this point. Not that we'r... [FishbowlDC]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted March 2, 2012
It's time for yet another edition of "What's Roland Tweeting." As we've said before, as long as CNN's Roland Martin is on indefinite suspension from CNN for remarks he made on Twitter, we will fill you in on what's going on in his... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin to Air Special Web Program - Posted February 29, 2012
Despite being benched at CNN, Roland Martin is carving his own path through Super Tuesday, when he will anchor a special web edition of "Washington Watch." On Tuesday, March 6, TV One Cable Network's chief political editor... [FishbowlDC]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted February 28, 2012
While CNN commentator Roland Martin continues to serve his suspension for his comments on Twitter, we cannot help but admit that we are addicted to him. At first, it was a natural curiosity to see what he would... [FishbowlDC]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted February 24, 2012
CNN's Roland Martin, who is quickly becoming one of our favorite people to follow here in the Fishbowl, continues to bombard Twitter daily. This, despite the fact that CNN still has him on an indefinite ice for the content of his ... [PRNewser]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted February 22, 2012
CNN Contributor Roland Martin continues to serve his suspension for incendiary comments he made on Twitter. He's still making the rounds and apologizing to anyone who will listen, but he continues to gener... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: CNN's Roland Martin - Posted February 22, 2012
Here's a weird one. Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, is strikingly similar in appearance to the temporarily out-of-service Roland Martin of CNN. But while they might look alike, Jackson doesn't have a Twitter account, which keeps him out of the hot water Martin has found himself in as of... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin Meets With GLAAD - Posted February 21, 2012
Suspended CNN contributor Roland Martin has made good on his promise to meet with the gay-rights group GLAAD ... [TVNewser]

The Roland Martin Apology Tour Rolls On - Posted February 21, 2012
CNN contributor Roland Martin continues to serve a suspension for Twitter comments that were interpreted as hateful and promoting violence towards gays. While Martin has already apologized profusely for t... [FishbowlDC]

What's Roland Tweeting? - Posted February 17, 2012
Earlier this week, we started paying closer attention to the Twitter account of Roland Martin. After all, when someone gets i... [FishbowlDC]

How to Know if Your Tweet Will Get You In Trouble - Posted February 13, 2012
Roland Martin may be silenced, for now, by CNN brass. But he's still going gangbusters on ... [Fishbowl NY]

How to Know if Your Tweet Will Get You In Trouble - Posted February 13, 2012
Roland Martin may be silenced, for now, by CNN brass. But he's still going gangbusters on ... [FishbowlNY]

Jason Whitlock Apologizes for Racist Tweet - Posted February 13, 2012
With Tim Tebow and the NFL season out of the picture, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks is the latest media darling in professional sports. The Asian-American po... [FishbowlLA]

Following Roland Martin Suspension and Sky News Rules, A Look at Social Media Policies in Cable News - Posted February 10, 2012
A pair of social media stories made news this week, and they raise questions about how TV news outlets should--and do--handle social media. First was CNN contributor Roland Martin and his ill-advised Super Bowl tweets,... [TVNewser]

CNN's Inconsistencies: 'What Determines When Someone Gets Fired or Reprimanded?' - Posted February 9, 2012
Roland Martin, sidelined from CNN for the time-being, will meet with representatives of GLAAD this week following their succe... [TVNewser]

Breitbart Lets it Rip on Eve of CPAC - Posted February 9, 2012
Give Andrew Breitbart a plate of spare ribs and a goblet of red wine and he's yours for as long as you want him. In fact, he'll stay up until 5 or 6 in the morning telling you what he thinks about a whole host of ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 7, 2012
Quotes of the Day Ezzy's Oops! FishbowlDC Fan Club Prez and WaPo liberal blogger Ezra Klein set off a firestorm Monday when he declared that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) was sporting facial hair. Okay, ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Brouhaha: Roland Responds - Posted February 7, 2012
Late last night, CNN Analyst and Washington Watch Host Roland Martin issued a "Final Thoughts" statement on the Super Bowl controversy that has thrown a wet blanket over ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Byers Balances After Criticism - Posted February 6, 2012
Maybe it's a coincidence? Nah. Last Thursday Dan Riehl of Big Journalism called out Politico's media reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin on GLAAD 'Ish' List Following David Beckham Super Bowl Tweet - Posted February 6, 2012
CNN political contributor Roland Martin is the subject of a GLAAD call to action with the organization demanding CNN pull Martin from its shows. (... [TVNewser]

T.J. Holmes, Melissa Harris-Perry Named to 'TheGrio's 100' List - Posted January 31, 2012
"TheGrio's 100" list was unveiled on "Today" this morning. The list, organized by NBC's TheGrio.com, honors Black History Month, which begins tomorrow, by spotlighting 100 individuals from various fields that are "the next generation of African-American histor... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 1, 2011
Quotes of the Day I completely thought we were done with actress Gabby Sidibe until this anonymous submission came in last night. This one is called "Precious Planking" and it's FishbowlDC Matt in Georgetown with Gabby dancing all over him. We hope he survives the ordeal. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 21, 2011
Quotes of the Day Washington Watch's Resident Fashion Plate Roland Martin: "Me and wifey @jhoodmartin getting our Texas on at the Black Republican gathering." ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 11, 2011
Quotes of the Day Roll Call HOH's Neda Semnani and Publicist Rebecca Gale on Wednesday night at a pac... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 9, 2011
Quotes of the Day - Herman Cain Edition Part Deux Holy sh&$ they missed it? "I'm on a train and haven't seen the Cain press conf yet. Was it really that terrible as my Twitter stream seems to indicate?" -- Human Events' infamous amb... [FishbowlDC]

A Number of Newsers Make Root 100 List, Despite Odd Absences - Posted October 5, 2011
The Root has released its 2011 list of the most influential African Americans, and many TV news personalities are present. Leading the way are CNN anchors Soledad O'Brien... [TVNewser]

CNN Adds Frum and Cardona to 2012 Election Team - Posted October 5, 2011
CNN continued to beef up its roster of 2012 political contributors with the addition Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and conservative columnist David Frum today. Cardona currently heads the public affairs practice at Dewey Square Group, where she founded the Latinovations practice that focuses on Latino strategic outreach on... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 21, 2011
Quotes of the Day Schieffer's crush on Paltrow intensifies CBS "Face the Nation" Host Bob Schieffer completes Politico's "Answer This" interview in... [FishbowlDC]

Hurricane Irene Could Change Coverage Plans for Dedication of MLK Jr. Memorial - Posted August 25, 2011
The cable networks are planning special coverage Sunday morning for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. But Hurricane Irene could scrap some of the outdoor anchor positions the nets had been planning. And while the event will go on rain or shine, the ceremony... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 25, 2011
#neverforget "It was 10 years ago today that Aaliyah died in a plane crash. I was at @NABJ convention in Orlando when the news." - Roland Martin Rise and shine "Mr. Landscape Man, I know I'm already awake, but must you make so much noise? It's not quite 8am yet.... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 19, 2011
Quotes of the Day And now, a message to Washington Watch's Roland Martin... "@rolandsmartin You know you looking rough when a man notices your hair is jacked. LOL" (Mart... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 5, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY -- Holiday Weekend Edition CNN Senior Political Editor Mark Preston: "Just watched 13 and counting fishing boats leave #Hatteras aboard ferry from #Ocracoke." Liquid wee... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 8, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY If you can't stand the heat... "Forecast: Sunny, hot, humid. Heat advisory - noon to 8. It will feel like 100-105. Code Orange. #dc #weather" -- WTOP in a morning tweet. Women, power, Weiner messes "Women in power don... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 25, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY CBS News Radio's Mark Knoller: "Pres. Obama - in white tie & tails - is escorted into State Dinner at Buckingham Palace by the Queen." Journos react to... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 16, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Photograph by Film/TV Producer Tammy Garnes in Atlanta on Sunday at Spelman College graduation. The commencement speaker was first lady Michelle Obama. Ro... [FishbowlDC]

Palin and Cee Lo Create Spectacle at MSNBC After Party - Posted May 3, 2011
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Sarah Palin Parties with the Main (or is it Lame?) stream Media - Posted May 1, 2011
Seeming to put politics aside for a few hours -- not one but two GOP governors stopped in to the MSNBC After Party last night at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- often the target of MSNBC's opiniona... [GalleyCat]

D.C. Royal Fever: The Morning Edition - Posted April 29, 2011
A mild obsession has arisen amongst Washington journalists over the Royal Wedding this morning. This is a best in show of commentary. So wrong... "So 'QILF' is now a thing, huh?" -- Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin's Hilarious Funeral Weekend - Posted April 18, 2011
Rolling with Roland Martin always sounds like a ball even during bleak times like his grandmother's funeral. This weekend, the "Washington Watch" host and CNN Analyst flew from Washington to Hous... [FishbowlDC]

Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2011
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening. On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

State of CNNPolitics.com Preparations for State of the Union - Posted January 19, 2011
CNNPolitics.com is all ears for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday,... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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

Election 2010: Technology Front and Center for CNN's Midterm Election Coverage - Posted October 26, 2010
CNN has announced its coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. As in previous elections, new technology will be a major part of the coverage, with returning favorites like the "magic wall" and "data wall' being joined by the "CNN Election Matrix," which will break down data in a visual way. The... [TVNewser]

So Long, Chicago: Roland Martin Heads to DC - Posted October 12, 2010
CNN contributor Roland Martin is relocating to the nation's capital after living in Chicago for the last six years. Martin ... [TVNewser]

Get Your Roland Martin Ascots Here! - Posted September 18, 2010
CNN contributor Roland Martin is renowned for his sense of style. Specifically, his mastery of the ascot, the tie-alternative that ha... [TVNewser]

Play Rick Sanchez Bingo! - Posted August 3, 2010
This afternoon CNN anchor Rick Sanchez (or at least one of his producers) tweeted a message, along with the photo to the right, to his adoring followers: "Play RICK'S LIST... [TVNewser]

New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Story on 'Reliable Sources' - Posted July 17, 2010
Tomorrow, CNN's Reliable Sources is going to examine Fox News's coverage of the voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party. Host Howard Kurtz will ask whether the story has been over-reported by FNC or under-reported by other media outlets. Kurtz will talk with ... [TVNewser]

Rick Sanchez. Roland Martin. Ascots - Posted May 12, 2010
This needs to stop. Yesterday we reported on Jon Stewart's obsession with CNN contributor Roland Martin'... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart: 'You Win This Round, Roland' - Posted May 11, 2010
In a feud that began a week ago, Jon Stewart learns a powerful lesson on "The Daily Show" after mocking Roland Martin and his iconic ascot: ... [TVNewser]

Roland Martin's Ascot May Be Jon Stewart's Favorite Thing on CNN - Posted May 6, 2010
Jon Stewart spent five minutes on "The Daily Show" last night discussing CNN's Roland Martin and his genteel, on-air ascot. Stewart can barely contain himself for most of the segment, saying, "It may be my favorite thing I've seen on CNN." CNN's recent ratings issues also get a couple of jabs, but... [TVNewser]

A Day in the Life of Roland Martin - Posted April 30, 2010
•"We got some pretty dumb people...I mean, I know we're not supposed to call Americans dumb...but sometimes you gotta go ahead and say it." Time Out Chicago profiles CNN's Roland Martin (along with his "ability to call it like he sees it")... [TVNewser]

Roland Martin to Impart Wisdom to Graduates - Posted April 21, 2010
If talking with him in regular conversation is any indication, a graduation speech by TV's bubbly, outspoken Roland Martin won't be boring. Martin's got three graduation gigs coming up in May and he has given FishbowlDC a glimpse into what he may be moved to say (see below). ... [FishbowlDC]

Big Night for BBC - Posted March 18, 2010
Just after BBC News correspondent Lyse Doucet was awarded the prestigious David Bloom Award, Doucet, Katy Kay and the rest of the BBC team held court at the Hi... [FishbowlDC]

Inside Washington's RTCA Dinner - Posted March 18, 2010
Politicians and journalists descended upon the Washington Convention Center last night for the 2010 Radio and TV Correspondent's Association dinner. We spoke to CNN's Candy Crowley who was looking forward to sharing the table with Kathy Griffin, but thought the crowd noise might be a problem. She told us, "I'm worried I... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly, Luda Make Peace? - Posted March 11, 2010
•Radar Online reports that rapper Ludacris and FNC's Bill O'Reilly finally met at a recent event. "He wasn't expecting to see me, at all," Ludacris told Radar. "The look on his face when he saw me approaching... priceless." The t... [TVNewser]

Roland Martin, Volleyball Coach - Posted February 18, 2010
•Roland Martin posts on Facebook today about his travels: United flight attendant: how come everyone knows u? I say, "CNN." she says, "Oh. I thought u were with that VOLLEYBALL group." ... [TVNewser]

Update: NBC News Files Complaint with White House Over ABC's Access - Posted January 21, 2010
> Update: An NBC News spokesperson tells us, "NBC News did not file a formal or informal complaint about this interview." > Earlier: TVNewser has learned that NBC News has filed a formal complaint with expressed concern to the White House press office over the distribution of presidential inter... [TVNewser]

This Sunday It's All Roland - Posted December 31, 2009
This Sunday, Roland Martin offers a retrospective of the year's highlights. This includes President Obama's inauguration, and "high points from interviews and discussions during the first season of Washington Watch with Roland Martin," sta... [FishbowlDC]

A Chat With Ebony's Man of Power: Roland Martin - Posted December 16, 2009
For the third year in a row CNN Contributor and TV One's "Washington Watch" Host Roland Martin has been named one of "Power 150" by Ebony Magazine. Martin makes the list with the likes of ... [FishbowlDC]

Caption Contest: Rachel Maddow and Roger Ailes at Last Night's White House Christmas Party - Posted December 16, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Fox News chairman Roger Ailes were among the guests at last night's holiday party for tvnewsers at the White House. Leave your captions to the pricele... [TVNewser]

Roland Martin Inspires ESPN "Ascot Day" - Posted November 18, 2009
Today is "Ascot Day" on ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, inspired by the style of journalist and recurring guest, Roland Martin. Martin began wearing ascots last year and often sports them at formal gatherings in place of a tie. After his unique style caught the a... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.16.09 - Posted October 16, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Congrats to WUSA's ... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin 'Disappointed' by Other Sunday Shows - Posted September 25, 2009
FishbowlDC caught up with CNN analyst Roland Martin, who debuts his new public affairs show this Sunday called "Washington Watch" on TV One. Here's an excerpt from the interview: What is your take on the Sunday shows now? What do you wat... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 25, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: Former President Bill Clinton, NY Governor David Paterson (D), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) • CBS' Face the Nation: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) • ABC's This Week: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and a... [FishbowlDC]

DC's Newest Sunday Show Anchor Makes Debut this Weekend - Posted September 25, 2009
This Sunday Roland Martin joins the company of Bob Schieffer... [FishbowlDC]

Early Sunday Show Listings - Posted September 24, 2009
An early sneak peek at this week's Sunday show listings... • NBC's "Meet the Press": As we reported yesterday, former President Bill Clinton and NY Governor David Paterson • ABC's "This Week": Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) • CNN's "State of the Union": Also has Gates, plus CNN's Mary Matalin... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Evening News Anchors, Martin, Mediaweek 50 - Posted September 21, 2009
> Marisa Guthrie from B&C examines why the evening news anchor gig is still so coveted even though the morning shows are the big network draw: "The morning shows, rife with synergistic marketing opportunities thanks to a menu heavy on lifestyle segments, are the cash cows of the news divisions. GMA... [TVNewser]

CNN Holding Auditions for New Show - Posted September 8, 2009
FishbowlLA has an exclusive report about auditions that are being held for a new liberal vs. conservative co-hosted talk show at CNN. There is no word on when the show will air or what it will replace on the current CNN line-u... [TVNewser]

CNN Searches For Conservative, Liberal Voices To Square Off - Posted September 8, 2009
Our colleagues at FishbowlLA have some exclusive news today: CNN is auditioning talent in the hopes of casting one conservative and one liberal host for a new "C... [Fishbowl NY]

CNN Searches For Conservative, Liberal Voices To Square Off - Posted September 8, 2009
Our colleagues at FishbowlLA have some exclusive news today: CNN is auditioning talent in the hopes of casting one conservative and one liberal host for a new "C... [FishbowlNY]

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

The Weirdest Five Minutes of Our Day - Posted September 2, 2009
Between about 3:55-4:00pmET, there must have been some kind of full moon in TV news land because things seemed to get more and more bizarre on our TVNewser monitors. On Fox News, Shepard Smith reported on "Another fake bigfoot sighting, and this one is accused of being a pervert," which was followed... [TVNewser]

No More Talk Radio Hosts on CNN? - Posted August 11, 2009
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Jon Klein on Birthers: "It Seems This Story is Dead" - Posted July 24, 2009
TVNewser has learned CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein sent an email to a handful of "Lou Dobbs Tonight" staffers last night regarding the coverage of the so-called birthers and the validity of Pres. Obama's birth in the U.S. In part, Klein writes, "It seems this story is dead- because anyone who still is... [TVNewser]

"Black in America 2" Live from Times Square - Posted July 23, 2009
Wednesday evening, CNN held a special live event in Times Square entitled "Moment of Truth: The Countdown to Black in America 2." The event, hosted by Soledad O'Brien, was designed to help promote and lead-in to CNN's new miniseries and featured guest appearances by ... [TVNewser]

CNN Preview and Panel for Black in America 2 - Posted July 15, 2009
Hundreds turned out for the preview of "Black in America 2" at the Navy Memorial Heritage Center last night. Roland Martin and executive producer Mark Nelson introduced the preview and invited audience members to join the ... [FishbowlDC]

Roland Martin to Host New Sunday Show on TV One - Posted July 6, 2009
TV One political editor, CNN analyst and Essence columnist Roland Martin will host a new weekly public affairs series on TV One. The show will focus on issues that are critical to African Americans and feature interviews with officials from the Administration, Congress, policymakers, journalists, commentators and regular appearances by members of... [FishbowlDC]

TV Coverage Plans For Michael Jackson Memorial Service - Posted July 6, 2009
Michael Jackson's memorial service is tomorrow at the Staples Center in LA. Here's how the nets and cable will cover the service, via TVNewser: • ABC: Charlie Gibson will anchor live coverage "Remembering Michael Jackson" at 1pmET, joined by "Nightline" anchor ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN/HLN Plans for Michael Jackson Memorial - Posted July 5, 2009
Anderson Cooper, Larry King, Don Lemon and Soledad O'Brien will host coverage live from Los Angeles, with ... [TVNewser]

Campbell Brown Hits A New Low - Posted June 15, 2009
Campbell Brown's 8pmET CNN program had just 69,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo Friday night - the program's lowest ever. In fact, it was the lowest demo viewership for CNN... [TVNewser]

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

Tables Turned on Roland Martin - Posted May 28, 2009
As his guest hosting gig on CNN draws to a close, CNN's Roland Martin opens up about filling in for Campbell Brown. He sat down for an interview with Julie Menin who hosts "Give and Take" on WNBC's digital channel NY Nonstop. They talked about ... [TVNewser]

CNN Shuffle: Rodriguez to 8pm, Another New "A.M" EP Needed - Posted May 15, 2009
First on TVNewser: CNN's American Morning EP Janelle Rodriguez (pictured) is moving to prime time and will become the EP of Campbell Brown's 8pmET hour. ... [TVNewser]

The Long Weekend: Final Notes From WHCD - Posted May 11, 2009
All the photos from Bloomberg's ultra-exclusive party are available to the public, courtesy of Bloomberg/Vanity Fair After Party. Check out the Jersey boys (Gov. Jon Corzine and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.09.09 - Posted April 9, 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 80 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Rise of the Emo-Anchor - Posted April 8, 2009
What's with all the on-air emoting? The New York Observer's Felix Gillette writes about this trend in the cover story for today's pap... [TVNewser]

Martin Hopes "God Uses Me As An Instrument For His Will" - Posted April 6, 2009
Roland Martin began anchoring the 8pmET time slot on CNN last week (while ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.06.09 - Posted April 6, 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 77 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Atlanta Chief To Temporarily Oversee 8pm Hour - Posted April 1, 2009
Roland Martin began guest hosting at 8pmET on Monday, while Campbell Brown takes maternity leave. Martin said on the air it would be for eight weeks. As a tipster noted yesterday, there ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Maddow, Martin, Friel... - Posted March 9, 2009
> Variety's Ted Johnson profiles MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and some observations about the way MSNBC is using the host. "She guested on Ja... [TVNewser]

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

Roland Martin to Sub For Brown at 8pm - Posted February 25, 2009
When Campbell Brown takes maternity leave in early April for eight weeks, CNN contributor Roland Martin will fill in as host at 8pmET. "Roland is a solid journalist and a terrific comm... [TVNewser]

Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET (right after our TVNewser Summit party tonight in NYC — it's not too late to RSVP). Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican respon... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
From TVNewser... Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET. Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican response. Each network's coverage plans after the jump. ABC: Charles Gibson and ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN To Air Entire "I Have a Dream" Speech - Posted January 18, 2009
CNN has reached agreement with the estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. that will allow the network to replay King's "I Have a Dream" speech in its entirety tomorrow at NoonET. In 1999, a federal court ruled in "Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc." that the speech... [TVNewser]

Blitzer: We Have "Some New Technology." Cooper: "Is This A Hologram?" - Posted January 17, 2009
The cable nets are filling time today leading up to the big day on Tuesday. Several correspondents are standing on a empty, cold National Mall. Here are some other notes: • Two of the three weekday Fox & Friends were in this morning (Doocy & Kilmeade); Neil Cavuto... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.09.09 - Posted January 9, 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]

Look Out, Miami: Here Comes Roland Martin - Posted December 3, 2008
CNN policy analyst Roland Martin will soon head to Miami, for a bash put on by the National Association of Black Journalists, The South Florida Times and the South Florida Black Journalists Association. The event -- billed as an "exclusive evening" with Martin -- features: -Free jazz! -Tropical tunes! -Bacardi mojits! ... [FishbowlDC]

Brody Up Next For Saturday CNN Special - Posted October 30, 2008
Christian Broadcasting Network senior correspondent, and CNN contributor, David Brody, will host a one-hour political roundtable show on CNN this weekend. The recent-Twitterer made the announcement on ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.16.08 - Posted October 16, 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]

CNN/TIME Politics '08: Late Afternoon Sessions - Posted October 13, 2008
The 10th floor of the Time Warner Center was packed with journalists, college students and others today, as CNN and Time Magazine co-hosted their Politics 2008 conference. TVNewser twittered two of ... [TVNewser]

Bennett Special Airs This Weekend - Posted October 2, 2008
Following three weeks of specials hosted by Roland Martin, another CNN contributor takes the helm for two specials. ... [TVNewser]

Cavuto Special's Ratings Strong Again - Posted October 1, 2008
Just as last week, Neil Cavuto's two-hour FNC morning special on Saturday, this time dubbed "The Rescue Rumble," performed well last weekend. The 10amET-N... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (Programming Edition): FNC, CNN, ABC... - Posted September 26, 2008
> Tomorrow morning from 10am-NoonET, FNC's Neil Cavuto hosts the live business special "The Rescue Rumble." Cavuto will look at the bailout and discuss whether or not it's necessary for the country. > Tomorrow night on CNN, Roland Martin, alon... [TVNewser]

Cavuto's Biz Special Tops Last Weekend - Posted September 23, 2008
FNC's two-hour special business report, "Fact V$ Fear," was the top rated program in Total Viewers last weekend — and it aired from 10amET-NoonET. The Neil Cavuto-hosted special also finished 2nd highest in the A25-54 demo, slightly behind ... [TVNewser]

Martin Tells "What They're Not Saying" - Posted September 19, 2008
CNN contributor Roland Martin hosts his second weekend special, titled "What They're Not Saying...About Your Money." The special airs tomorrow and Sunday at 8pmET and looks at America's middle class. Martin's first special last weekend, "7 Weeks to Go," focused on how a... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.19.08 - Posted September 19, 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]

The Ticker (Election Countdown Edition): The View, CNN, Debates.... - Posted September 12, 2008
> The View is getting in on the ABC News/USA Today venture "50 States in 50 Days." Beginning Monday, the ABC morning chat show will air videotaped questions and comments as part of the "Hot Topics" feature. The videos from people around the country are scheduled to air sporadically leading... [TVNewser]

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

Feeding the CNN Army, Guests, and EMS Too - Posted September 2, 2008
So we're on our way to interview Gretchen Carlson at the Fox Experience, but we stopped off at the incredibly neon decked-out CNN Grill. CNN analyst Roland Martin is doing his radio show fro... [TVNewser]

Dance Party at CNN Grill - Posted August 28, 2008
The CNN grill has been a hotbed of activity during the Democratic National Convention. Jamie Foxx and Ashley Judd caused a stir when they stopped by last night, and ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Brown, Iger, Gifford... - Posted July 31, 2008
> CNN anchor Campbell Brown will anchor, "Roads to Ruin: Why America is Falling Apart," tomorrow at 8pmET. The program looks at the nation's crumbling highways and bridges, with guests from across the country (New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California governor ... [TVNewser]

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