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David Remnick is Syracuse University's 160th Commencement Speaker - Posted April 2, 2014
Over the years, a number of top-rank journalists have delivered the keynote at Syracuse University's commencement. This group includes "First Lady of American Journalism" Dorothy Thompson Lewis (1937), Walter Cronkite (1968), Dan Rather... [Fishbowl NY]

David Remnick is Syracuse University's 160th Commencement Speaker - Posted April 2, 2014
Over the years, a number of top-rank journalists have delivered the keynote at Syracuse University's commencement. This group includes "First Lady of American Journalism" Dorothy Thompson Lewis (1937), Walter Cronkite (1968), Dan Rather... [FishbowlNY]

CBS, PBS and HBO Lead News And Documentary Emmy Winners - Posted October 2, 2013
The 34th News and Documentary Emmy Awards were handed out last night at Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center. "Frontline" EP David Fanning accepted a lifetime achievement Emmy, with presenters includi... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Woodruff, MSNBC.com, Walters - Posted June 17, 2013
ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff is planning a series of reports for "Nightline," highlighting "the most dangerous and extreme places across the globe." The debut segment airs tonight, and features a look at child coal miners. MSNBC.com continues to staff up. The latest additions include Irin Ca... [Fishbowl NY]

The Evening Ticker: Woodruff, MSNBC.com, Walters - Posted June 17, 2013
ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff is planning a series of reports for "Nightline," highlighting "the most dangerous and extreme places across the globe." The debut segment airs tonight, and features a look at child coal miners. MSNBC.com continues to staff up. The latest additions include Irin Ca... [FishbowlNY]

Scott Pelley: 'We're Getting the Big Stories Wrong, Over and Over Again' - Posted May 10, 2013
Accepting his Fred Friendly First Amendment award this afternoon at Manhattan's Metropolitan Club, CBS News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley delivered an impassioned speech about the sorry state of journalism i... [TVNewser]

Happy Times | Party Animal | Rock Solid - Posted March 22, 2013
FishbowlLA: Congrats to super agent Leigh Steinberg (the inspiration for Jerry Maguire) celebrating three years of sobriety... [Fishbowl NY]

Happy Times | Party Animal | Rock Solid - Posted March 22, 2013
FishbowlLA: Congrats to super agent Leigh Steinberg (the inspiration for Jerry Maguire) celebrating three years of sobriety... [FishbowlNY]

Ted Koppel: NBC 'Not Helpful' By Shuffling 'Rock Center' Around - Posted March 22, 2013
Former ABC News anchor and current NBC "Rock Center" contributor Ted Koppel talks to the AP about a report ... [TVNewser]

Final 11:35 'Nightline' Is Tonight - Posted January 7, 2013
It's not very often a number show is moved out of its timeslot by network execs, but that's what's happening at ABC as "Nightline" moves from 11:35pm to 12:35am beginning tomorrow night making room for "Jimmey Kimmel Live" after the late local news. "Nightline" was born out of the Iranian Hostage Crisis.... [TVNewser]

Students Camp Out for Team Dave+Oprah - Posted November 12, 2012
While Twilight fans were busy camping out in downtown Los Angeles this weekend for tonight's Breaking Dawn - Part 2 premiere, another overnight line-up sprung up Friday-Saturday in Muncie, Indiana. It was for a different kind of sequel: the November 26 installment of Ball State's David Letterman Lecture Series featuring very... [FishbowlLA]

Argo’s 1980 Full-Page Variety Ad - Posted October 12, 2012
Earlier this week, Ted Koppel told The Hollywood Reporter the only time he ever killed a legitimate news story d... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List 09.25.12. - Posted September 25, 2012
1. Punctuation and the modern writer: In honor of National Punctuation Day, The Atlantic Wire's Jen Doll has a delightful story out on writers' favorite punctuat... [FishbowlDC]

Bernard Goldberg Trashes Ted Koppel's Report On Partisan Cable News - Posted September 25, 2012
On last night's "O'Reilly Factor," Bernard Goldberg appeared in one of his typically meta segments to talk about last week's rumble between Bill O'Reilly and ... [TVNewser]

Greta Van Susteren: Network News Anchors 'Delusional' If They Think They Aren't Biased - Posted September 21, 2012
Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren took to her blog to respond to ... [TVNewser]

Koppel: Cable TV is Cheap - Posted September 21, 2012
On NBC's "Rock Center" with Brian Williams last night, newsman Ted Koppel ripped into what he sees are the cheap and trashy ways of Cable News. "What works abou... [FishbowlDC]

Ted Koppel Swaps Interviews With Bill O'Reilly - Posted September 21, 2012
As we noted last night, NBC "Rock Center" correspondent Ted Koppel had a two-part report exploring partisan media, which included an interview with Bill O'Reilly. Koppel taped the "Rock Center" interview in O'Reilly... [TVNewser]

Why Bill O'Reilly Won't Be the Next Anchor of the Evening News - Posted September 20, 2012
Tonight's "Rock Center" led off with a two-part Ted Koppel report looking at partisan news media, its rise and why it may be here to stay, whether you like it or not. The hugely popular and wildly profitable Fox News Channel -- in the form of ... [Fishbowl NY]

Why Bill O'Reilly Won't Be the Next Anchor of the Evening News - Posted September 20, 2012
Tonight's "Rock Center" led off with a two-part Ted Koppel report looking at partisan news media, its rise and why it may be here to stay, whether you like it or not. The hugely popular and wildly profitable Fox News Channel -- in the form of ... [FishbowlNY]

Why Bill O'Reilly Won't Be the Next Anchor of the Evening News - Posted September 20, 2012
Tonight's "Rock Center" led off with a two-part Ted Koppel report looking at partisan news media, its rise and why it may be here to stay, whether you like it or not. The hugely popular and wildly profitable Fox News Channel -- in the form of ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Alexander, Al Jazeera, Rock Center - Posted September 18, 2012
NBC's Peter Alexander is hosting a special for Travel Channel called "Travel Like a President." Produced by NBC's Peacock Productions, the special will look at what goes into the travel arrangements of the president, from clearing hotel rooms to flying on Air Force One. The special airs on Travel Channel Tues.,... [TVNewser]

Former 'Nightline' Producer: 'The better the listener you are, the better the product you'll end up with' - Posted August 27, 2012
Former ABC "Nightline" producer Dana Wolfe is interviewed as part of Mediabistro's "Hey How'd You Do That?" series. Wolfe now runs the U.S. version of the Rosenkranz Fo... [TVNewser]

Former Nightline Producer on Key to Great Debate - Posted August 27, 2012
Before becoming a producer for the Intelligence Squared debate series, Dana Wolfe spent 12 years at Nightline working under Ted Koppel... [PRNewser]

The Ticker: CNN, Koppel, The Grio - Posted May 24, 2012
An investigative report on CNN's "AC360," has sparked an investigation from the U.S. Senate. The report examines the tax-exempt Disabled Veterans National Foundation, which claims to raise money for veterans, but has not appeared to give any money directly to veterans. CNN's Drew Grif... [TVNewser]

ABC's Martha Raddatz to Receive First Amendment Award from Quinnipiac University - Posted May 14, 2012
Martha Raddatz of ABC News will receive Qunnipiac Unversity's 19th annual Fred Friendly First Amendment Award next month. Raddatz has been ABC's senior foreign affairs correspondent since 2008. In a statement, Lee Kamlet... [TVNewser]

TVNewser's 2012 Guide To Graduation Speakers - Posted May 4, 2012
'Tis commencement season, and so without further ado, we present TVNewser's fifth annual list of who's-speaking-where-and-when at America's colleges and universities (in alphabetical order): ABC/CNN's Christiane Amanpour: ... [TVNewser]

Chris Wallace Honored By National Press Foundation - Posted March 8, 2012
Fox News Channel anchor Chris Wallace is the winner of the National Press Foundation's Sol Taishoff Award for Broadcast Journalism. Wallace accepted the award at the NPF's annual dinner last night in Washington, DC... [TVNewser]

Chelsea Clinton, Ted Koppel on 'Nightly News' and 'Rock Center' Tonight - Posted December 12, 2011
At the close of Friday's "Nightly News," and again during his tease on "Today," Brian Williams announced two new members of the NBC News on-air team would be joining him on the show tonight ahead of their stories on tonight's "Rock Center." ... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel, Al Gore Argue For Independent and Focused Media, Criticize Cable News in the Process - Posted November 21, 2011
In celebration of its 80th anniversary, Broadcasting & Cable magazine asked a number of high-profile TV executives and personalities to weigh in on the business. In addition CBS CEO Les Moonves, NFL commentator ... [TVNewser]

Tom Bettag joins 'Rock Center' - Posted October 26, 2011
Tom Bettag is the latest hire at NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams." Bettag, who spent much of his 40 years in TV news working with Ted Koppel -- recently ... [TVNewser]

Natalie Morales Latest NBCer to Join 'Rock Center' Roster - Posted October 18, 2011
NBC's upcoming primetime newsmagazine "Rock Center with Brian Williams" continues to add high-profile contributors. The latest addition is NBC "Today" news anchor and third hour co-host Natalie Morales. Morales will stay on in her current role with "Today," in addition to her new "Rock Center" gig. "Rock Center" is slated ... [TVNewser]

Revolving Door: Occupy Wall Street in the News, 'WSJ Europe' in Hot Water, and More - Posted October 13, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28703" align="alignleft" width="345" caption="Photo: Reuters"][/caption] Pew Research Center data shows that coverage of Occupy Wall Street has reached early Tea Party levels. ... [PRNewser]

Revolving Door: Occupy Wall Street in the News, 'WSJ Europe' in Hot Water, and More - Posted October 13, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28703" align="alignleft" width="345" caption="Photo: Reuters"][/caption] Pew Research Center data shows that coverage of Occupy Wall Street has reached early Tea Party levels. ... [AgencySpy]

Ted Koppel Named Special Correspondent For NBC's 'Rock Center with Brian Williams' - Posted October 13, 2011
In a move that has been widely speculated, NBC News has named Ted Koppel as a special correspondent to "Rock Center With ... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' #1 in Late Night as 2011-12 Season Begins - Posted September 29, 2011
Despite former anchor Ted Koppel 's objections to the program... [TVNewser]

'Above the Fray' Fellowship Accepting Applicants - Posted June 13, 2011
Applications for the 'Above the Fray' fellowship are being accepted from now until July 1st. A partnership between the John Alexander Project and NPR, the fellowship will offer one promising journalist the opportunity to cover under-reported stories from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. Th... [FishbowlDC]

Koppel Will Moderate the Kalbs - Posted June 10, 2011
GWU's Global Media Institute and the National Press Club's Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library will host a special program honoring journalists Marvin Kalb and ... [FishbowlDC]

Ted Koppel: 'I think the journalism requires--and our times require--a little more serious objectivity' - Posted March 28, 2011
Former ABC "Nightline" anchor and current BBC News contributor Ted Koppel appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" this weekend (check out the fancy new graphics package). Host Howard Kurtz asked Koppel about the public's appetite (or l... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel back in the anchor chair - Posted March 22, 2011
Ted Koppel returns to the anchor chair tonight for a special edition of "BBC World News America." The former ABC News "Nightline" anchor will report the latest news from Libya, Yemen and Japan with BBC's correspondents in those nations.BBC World News America airs at 7pmET/PT on BBC AMERICA and BBC... [TVNewser]

New Look 'Reliable Sources' - Posted March 19, 2011
CNN's weekly media analysis program "Reliable Sources" is getting a facelift. The Howard Kurtz-hosted show is getting new graphics and music. Guests on tomorrow's show include CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the coverage from Japan. Gup... [TVNewser]

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

Ted Koppel to Receive the 2011 Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award - Posted January 25, 2011
Ted Koppel is set to receive the 2011 Edward R. Murrow ... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel Recalls the Iran Hostage Crisis - Posted January 21, 2011
Former ABC News anchor and current BBC World news America contributor Ted Koppel spoke to the BBC's Katty Kay yesterday about the Iran hostage crisis,... [TVNewser]

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

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

Bill Weir: ABC News 'Getting Leaner & Meaner by Necessity' - Posted November 15, 2010
This week on MediaBeat, we're talking with ABC News "Nightline" co-anchor Bill Weir. Weir, who has been with ABC News for six years, joined "Nightline" a few months ago. But five years ago he was part of secret weekend experiment testing potential new formats for the show. Little did anyone know, anchor... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann to respond to Ted Koppel's 'Death of Real News' op-ed - Posted November 15, 2010
On Friday we shared Ted Koppel's WaPo op-ed with you, in which the former "Nightline" anchor wrote: We live now in a cable news universe that celebrates the opinions of [Keith] Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly - indivi... [TVNewser]

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

Election 2010: BBC News Midterm Coverage Plans - Posted October 28, 2010
The U.S. networks have all announced their midterm election coverage plans, and now the BBC is joining them. At 7 PM on election night BBC America will air a special edition of "BBC Wor... [TVNewser]

Early Reviews for Amanpour's 'This Week' - Posted August 2, 2010
On Sunday Christiane Amanpour made her debut as the host of ABC's "This Week," and already some critics are weighing in: The New York Times Alessandra Stanle... [TVNewser]

Gwen Ifill Accepts First Amendment Award - Posted June 15, 2010
PBS "Washington Week" moderator and "NewsHour" correspondent Gwen Ifill was honored Monday by Quinnipiac University with the 17th Fred Friendly First Amendment Award at a luncheon in New York. Former recipients of the award include ... [TVNewser]

1994 TWT Story Offers History on Koppel's Son - Posted June 1, 2010
As was reported by numerous news outlets, Andrew Koppel, 40, the son of Ex-ABC "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel, was found dead Monday after going on what appears to be a drinking bender. A look back to this TWT story printed in July of 1994 offers more insight into what he was like... [FishbowlDC]

Ted Koppel's Son Found Dead in NYC Apartment - Posted June 1, 2010
The 40-year-old son of former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel has been found dead in a New York City apartment. According to the AP, Andrew Koppel was declared dead at around 1:30amET Monday in an apartment in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. The New York Post ... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel On the State of the News Industry: 'I Think It's a Disaster' - Posted April 13, 2010
On BBC World News America last night, contributing analyst Ted Koppel had a few choice words about the state of the news industry these days. In response to a question from anchor ... [TVNewser]

ABC's 'Nightline' Marks 30th Anniversary - Posted March 24, 2010
Tonight, ABC's "Nightline" celebrates the 30 years since its launch on March 24, 1980. "This is a proud day for 'Nightline,'" EP James Goldston tells TVNewser. "We enter our fourth decade from a position of strength and very much look forward to bringing distinctive, quality journalism to the American people... [TVNewser]

ABC Fires Back at WaPo's Tom Shales - Posted March 23, 2010
WaPo's TV critic Tom Shales believes the sky will fall for ABC's pick of Christiane Amanpour for host of "This Week". And ABC is firing back. Hard. The more negative Shales is, the more positive ABC says it is about its choice. ABC Senior V.P. ... [FishbowlDC]

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

Former Nightline EP Gets Top Job on Candy Crowley's Show - Posted February 12, 2010
First on TVNewser: Tom Bettag, the former EP of Nightline during the Ted Koppel days is joining CNN as Senior EP of "State of the Union with Candy Crowley." ... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel Not Heading to "This Week" - Posted January 20, 2010
•B&C's Marisa Guthrie reports talks to bring former "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel back to ABC News as moderator of "This Week" have ended without an offer. According to multiple sources, the main problem was leaked information s... [TVNewser]

ABC on Politico's Koppel Story: "Totally Off-Base" - Posted January 7, 2010
"Politico's report that Ted Koppel is in negotiations for a $1 million-a-year contract to anchor 'This Week' is absolutely false," an ABC News spokesperson told FishbowlDC. ABC says that the network is talking to several candidates to fill George Stephanopoulos' seat on Sunday mornings, no decisions have been made and... [FishbowlDC]

Koppel to "This Week?" - Posted January 7, 2010
Yesterday, Hotline reported that Ted Koppel appears to be ABC's front-runner in the race for George Stephanopoulos' post at "This Week." Politico fueled that speculation today, ... [FishbowlDC]

Ted Koppel to Make ABC News Return on 'This Week?' - Posted January 7, 2010
Politico's Mike Allen reports that ABC News veteran Ted Koppel is in negotiations to return to the network as the anchor of "This Week," a position that will soon be vacated by ... [TVNewser]

CNN Begins Looking for a 'SOTU' Replacement - Posted December 23, 2009
Politico's Michael Calderone hears that CNN has begun contacting potential replacements for John King on "State of the U... [TVNewser]

Pull Up an Anchor Chair, Ted Koppel - Posted December 18, 2009
So tell us, Ted Koppel, any truth to buzz that you're a candidate for the anchor job at ABC's "This Week"? "Let me put it this way," says Koppel, former longtime anchor of ABC's "Nightline." "I never respond, positively or negatively, to something that's not been offered.... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper Tops 'This Week' Poll - Posted December 8, 2009
Last Friday we asked, If George Takes the GMA Job, Who Should Host "This Week?" After nearly 1,700 votes, 28% of you thought ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper (aka @jaketapper) should get the gig, followed by PBS' ... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft To Receive Paul White Award - Posted November 9, 2009
CBS's Steve Kroft has been named the 2010 Paul White Award winner by The Radio Television Digital News Association (formerly The Radio and Television News Directors Association). Kroft will receive the award April 12 in Las Vegas, during the RTDNA annual convention. "Steve Kroft's prac... [TVNewser]

30 Years Later: Ted Koppel on Nightline's Evolution - Posted November 6, 2009
It was the fall of 1979, and Iranian militants had seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 53 Americans hostage. The late Roone Arledge, then president of ABC News, wanted extended network coverage. "Roone had decided a long time before," ... [TVNewser]

Steve Bell On His Network News Career: "More Than Anybody Had A Right To Ask For" - Posted October 22, 2009
Where Are They Now? A TVNewser Series As we conclude TVNewser's series "Where Are They Now?", we talk with former ABC anchor and reporter Steve Bell. For Steve Bell, it was quite a week at the office. On assignment for ABC News in Cambodia in 1970, he and his crew stumb... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel on BBC Tonight - Posted October 12, 2009
•Contributing Analyst Ted Koppel joins Matt Frei on tonight's BBC World News America for a discussion on the state of security in Pakistan. After today's bomb... [TVNewser]

Stanitz to Bloomberg News - Posted August 10, 2009
Bloomberg snagged another ABC-er of yesteryear when they recently hired Emily Stanitz as a producer for their Washington bureau. For those keeping track, Stanitz is the fourth Bloomberg staffer with an ABC past. The others are ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Blitzer, Koppel, Spelling... - Posted July 17, 2009
> CNN'S Wolf Blitzer will anchor a one-hour special commemorating the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. Monday at 4pmET, Blitzer will guide viewers through the historic moments leading up to the moonwalk. And at 4:17pmET, the exact time of the lunar landing, Blitzer will speak with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.16.09 - Posted July 15, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Thursday... [FishbowlDC]

Barbara Walters to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award - Posted July 10, 2009
Variety reports that the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will be presenting Barbara Walters with its Lifetime Achievement Award at... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Interview: Rising Star - ABC News' Jake Tapper - Posted June 10, 2009
Unless you live under a rock, you've undoubtedly heard the name "Jake Tapper." As a White House correspondent for ABC News and one of news media's fastest rising stars, Tapper has quickly established "golden boy" status in Washington. We got to know the golden boy a little better in... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Brokaw, Koppel, Maddow... - Posted June 4, 2009
> NBC's Tom Brokaw interviews President Barack Obama from Dresden, Germany tomorrow morning ahead of Saturday's 65th anniversary of D-Day. It airs tomorrow on Today and Nightly News. Brokaw also interviewed Pres. Bush on the 60th anniversary o... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel To Deliver First BBC Op-Ed Tonight on Torture - Posted May 11, 2009
Former ABC newsman Ted Koppel, who has been contributing to BBC World News America since July as an analyst, will present his first opinion piece on the n... [TVNewser]

The Last Time... - Posted May 1, 2009
ABC's Ted Koppel in 1976, the last time swine flu fears swept the country. Check out more from the ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 04.24.09 - Posted April 24, 2009
Photo by Getty Images 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 ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC World News Wins Overseas Award - Posted April 23, 2009
ABC News picked up an Overseas Press Club Award last night — the only broadcast network to win an award. World News with Charles Gibson won for the David Kaplan Award for best TV spot news reporting from abroad. The winning series of segments, "China's Earthquake," featured correspondents Stephanie Sy and ... [TVNewser]

"I Hope What We're Seeing is a New Kind of Heyday for Nightline" - Posted April 2, 2009
On TV's endangered list as recently as last fall, ABC's Nightline is now solidly in second place on the late night schedule. For the just completed first quarter, "Nightline" topped CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" among Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. It's the first time in six years "Nightline" has... [TVNewser]

Schieffer and A-List Media Panel Grace Fort Worth, Texas - Posted April 2, 2009
From a FBDC guest blogger (and proud mother of a certain DC journo) in Fort Worth, Texas: Each year, Bob Scheiffer invites noted members of the media to his namesake jour... [FishbowlDC]

Ted Koppel To Contribute to BBC World News During G20 - Posted April 1, 2009
Ted Koppel will contribute to BBC World News America's coverage of the G20 Summit today and tomorrow, joining anchors Matt Frei and ... [TVNewser]

One More Time: Vote For MSNBC's 10pm Host - Posted February 19, 2009
We've written about the potential for a new 10pmET host on MSNBC a few times since MSNBC president Phil Griffin floated the idea last month. The ... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers To Pack Cafe Milano for Brit Hume Salute - Posted January 6, 2009
The salute to Brit Hume event at Cafe Milano Thursday night is shaping up to be one of the hottest pre-inaugural parties of the season. The invitation only event is attracting numerous Beltway and TV news bold face names. In addition to a host of Fox Newsies, TVNewser has learned ... [TVNewser]

Wolfe Takes a Page Out of an NBC Tradition - Posted December 13, 2008
We had been hearing rumblings about the segment months ago, and on Thursday, the Today show aired Jenna Wolfe's day as an NBC page. Some former pages featured in the segment included Willard ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 12.01.08 - Posted December 1, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Ted Koppel and Discovery "Dissolve Relationship" - Posted November 25, 2008
Former ABC News man Ted Koppel and Discovery Communications "have reached an amicable agreement to dissolve their relationship." The move comes six months before the three-year contract was set to expire. Koppel joined Discovery Channel in January, 2006 as Managing Editor... [TVNewser]

Koppel Maybe Prepping For 'Meet the Press' Russert Role - Posted November 25, 2008
Ted Koppel, possibly angling to get back into the news game by taking the late Tim Russert's role on "Meet the Press," has formally dissolved his ties to ... [FishbowlLA]

Update: What's Next For "Meet" - Posted November 2, 2008
In Saturday's New York Times, Jacques Steinberg provides an update on his last "Meet the Press" host-replacement analysis. He prominently highlights Chuck Todd and David Gregory as potential replacements (FishbowlDC guesses not Gregory) but... Mr. Gregory has struggled to get critical air time on "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" -- in part,... [FishbowlDC]

BBC is no CNN. "At Some Point It's Almost Parody" - Posted November 1, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist If you're looking for bells and whistles on Election Night, the BBC is not your cuppa tea. "I don't think the BBC will ever be, or aspire to be, the bells-and-whistles network," says CBS exile Rome Hartman, executive producer of "... [TVNewser]

Election Night: PBS & BBC - Posted October 21, 2008
The big four broadcasters and cable news networks will keep us waiting a bit longer before they reveal what's in store on election night. As one insider told TVNewser last week, "you think we want to give our play book to the other guys?" "No," was our answer. Anyway, we do have... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 10, 2008
Meet the Press: NJ Gov. Jon Corzine (D), former Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH), Wall Street Journal's Paul Gigot and Discovery Channel's Ted Koppel. Face the Nation: ... [FishbowlDC]

Carville, Myers, Others Reflect on War Room - Posted October 8, 2008
Sometime this morning, CNN contributor James Carville and ABC's This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos will be talking on the phone, as they do every morning. That piece o... [TVNewser]

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

The Ticker: Couric, Koppel, Sciutto... - Posted September 10, 2008
> B&C's Marisa Guthrie caught up with CBS CEO Les Moonves who is once again throwing his support behind Katie Couric... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.27.08 - Posted August 27, 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]

Koppel on BBC: What's This Convention All About, Anyway? - Posted August 26, 2008
Tonight on BBC World News America contributing analyst Ted Koppel goes behind the scenes in Denver and asks "So what happens at a c... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: (DNC Day 2 Edition): Nightline Find, Night One Ratings, Too Much Talking... - Posted August 26, 2008
> Nightline has gone into the way-back machine and dug up an un-aired Ted Koppel interview with Barack Obama. The interview occurred hours before Obama spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Nightline will air the interview tomorrow night.... [TVNewser]

Leroy Sievers Loses Battle with Cancer - Posted August 16, 2008
NPR's Leroy Sievers, the former Nightline executive producer whose battle with cancer was documented on his NPR blog, died last night. Sievers was one of ... [TVNewser]

In With the Old, Out With the Blue - Posted August 13, 2008
The NYPost's Michael Starr writes about the new page uniforms at NBC. "The network's iconic, blazer-clad workers — immortalized by Kenneth Parcell, the cheerful page on NBC sitcom '30 Rock' — are proudly we... [TVNewser]

What Will Nightline's Scoops & Growth Mean For the Newscast? - Posted August 11, 2008
The LATimes' Meg James writes about the latest Nightline scoop and what it might mean as ABC considers wooing Jay Leno. "The company will make the decision based on what'... [TVNewser]

"Wouldn't You Move Nightline Out of the Way?" - Posted July 28, 2008
The NYPost's Adam Buckman weighs in on the what-if-Leno-goes-to-ABC scenario, and what might become of the network's late night lineup. But what of "Nightline" and Jimmy Kimmel, you ask? They will have to get out of the way. And it won't matter to the higher-ups at Disney if the news-division suits get... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Nas, China, VF... - Posted July 22, 2008
> Politico's Michael Calderone reports hip-hop star Nas will be delivering a petition to Fox News tomorrow at 2pmET, urging the network to "stop its racist smears against the Obamas and other Black Americans... [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]

Ted Koppel Ready to "Let Loose" on the BBC - Posted July 9, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Scratch Ted Koppel from the list of possible "Meet the Press" successors to Tim Russert (R.I.P.) "That's the kind of thing that doesn't make a w... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel Joins BBC World News America - Posted July 8, 2008
That Ted Koppel is a busy guy. Conan last night, the Today show and Morning Joe tomorrow, then back to Washington for a two-hour stint live on NPR, and beginning tomorrow night, four hours over the next four nights on the Discovery Channel. And now this: Koppel joins... [TVNewser]

Ted Koppel's Challenge Met on Late Night - Posted July 8, 2008
Ted Koppel was back in his old late night TV neighborhood last night. But before he had a chance to promote his upcoming Discovery Channel special while on Late Night, Koppel had his challenge met by Conan O'Brien, a challenge that was made ... [TVNewser]

Koppel's Radio Days - Posted July 7, 2008
TVNewser has learned that for the first time since leaving Nightline, Ted Koppel will host a regularly-scheduled series. This Wednesday, he'll guest host NPR's daily news talk show, "Talk of the Nation." The two-hour, two-topic show will include a discussion on living with cancer with guests Elizabeth Edwards and longtime Ni... [TVNewser]

E! Names Ken Baker Executive News Editor - Posted February 4, 2008
More on this breaking story. For now, here's the press release: Baker Joins E! From Us Weekly, Where He Most Recently Served as Editorial Director for the Magazine's Web Site, Usmagazine.com Los Angeles, CA, February 4, 2008 -- E! Entertainment, the global leader for entertainment and celebrity ne... [FishbowlLA]

The Ticker: ABC Suit, Nightline, JK & Today... - Posted July 25, 2007
> Even after a "full retraction and apology on the air," a California preacher is moving ahead with his lawsuit against 20/20. The LA Times has the story. >... [TVNewser]

Word Play: Rather Stays Above The "Tart" - Posted July 18, 2007
This afternoon, in a taping of his weekly HDNet news show at the University of Pennsylvania, Dan Rather sat down with legendary newsman Ted Koppel. The two talked about the current state and future of news: on TV and online. During the taping, Rather used a variation of the phrase... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 05.02.07 - Posted May 2, 2007
Good morning Washington. Dana Perino on life at the top. An ABC release announced that "World News with Charles Gibson" was "the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54 for the week of April 23." Averaging 8.20 million Total Viewers, "Wor... [FishbowlDC]

Discovery Downsizes 200/Announces New Season - Posted April 10, 2007
Discovery laid off some 200 employees, mainly from the Silver Spring HQ. Hardest hit was the US Networks group, including the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, and other positions in the production, corporate communications and technological... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 04.09.07 - Posted April 9, 2007
Good morning Washington. The Onion is no threat to The City Paper. The PEJ Talk Show Index for March 25-30 shows, "There was a disagreement between the nation s radio and cable talk hosts over the juiciest talk topic last w... [FishbowlDC]

Jack Shafer Rips Ted Koppel: 'Is There A More Pompous Egomaniac Purring On The Airwaves Today?' - Posted April 6, 2007
Slate's media man Jack Shafer listened to Ted Koppel's NPR piece on the British sailor hostage thing. Then ye Wrath of Shafer was unleashed: Is... [Fishbowl NY]

Jack Shafer Rips Ted Koppel: 'Is There A More Pompous Egomaniac Purring On The Airwaves Today?' - Posted April 6, 2007
Slate's media man Jack Shafer listened to Ted Koppel's NPR piece on the British sailor hostage thing. Then ye Wrath of Shafer was unleashed: Is... [FishbowlNY]

Next for Koppel - Posted March 2, 2007
Ted Koppel will be appearing on the following shows over the course of the next couple weeks to promote "Koppel on Discovery: Our Children's Children's War" (Sunday, March 11 at 9pmET). Friday, March 2 / Late Night with Conan O'Brien (NBC) Thursday, March 8 / The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) Friday, March 9 /... [FishbowlDC]

More "News War" Tonight - Posted February 27, 2007
From the release: Correspondent Lowell Bergman continues his look at the news business in Part III of "News War" this Tuesday night. Bergman and producer Stephen Talbot are asking a question that is on the minds of many of us in the business: what's happening to the news? And there is no... [FishbowlDC]

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