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CNN Spins Its Breakup with Dish Network - Posted October 23, 2014
The year was like, 1980. Jimmy Carter was president and awaiting a defeat at the hands of this actor fellow from California. Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington state causing $3 billion in damages.... [PRNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Turner's Island, AJAM's Exclusive, CNN Philippines' Launch - Posted October 15, 2014
CNN founder Ted Turner has listed a private island off the coast of South Carolina for a not-for-the-faint-of-heart asking price of $23.777 million. The WSJ reports Turner bought St. Phillips Island as a family retreat back in 1979, but has "not been able to visit it a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Evening Ticker: Turner's Island, AJAM's Exclusive, CNN Philippines' Launch - Posted October 15, 2014
CNN founder Ted Turner has listed a private island off the coast of South Carolina for a not-for-the-faint-of-heart asking price of $23.777 million. The WSJ reports Turner bought St. Phillips Island as a family retreat back in 1979, but has "not been able to visit it a... [FishbowlNY]

Turner to Cut 10% of Workforce - Posted October 6, 2014
As part of Turner 2020, the cost-cutting and reorganization plan announced earlier this year, the parent company of CNN, HLN, TBS and others, just announced it plans to cut 1,475 jobs. The cuts, ... [TVNewser]

Would Michael Bloomberg Buy CNN? - Posted July 23, 2014
Following his fiery interview on CNN, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was interviewed by ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Newsweek Controversy | Mexico Moves on Telco | NJ President Out - Posted March 10, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Newsweek Controversy | Mexico Moves on Telco | NJ President Out - Posted March 10, 2014
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Ted Turner Hospitalized in Argentina - Posted March 7, 2014
CNN founder Ted Turner is currently undergoing observation at a hospital in Buenos Aires. Turner, 75, was treated earlier today at a hospital in Bariloche, in the western part of Argentina and was later transferred to the Argentine capital. Reuters reports that the media mogul had appendicitis. T... [TVNewser]

Your Pick for Piers Morgan's Replacement is... - Posted February 26, 2014
After Larry King fueled speculation about a possible return to CNN following the news of Piers Morgan's show cancellation, ... [TVNewser]

Make it Up | Kiss and Tell | Talk it Out - Posted November 13, 2013
AllTwitter: Twitter now allows users to create custom timelines. One timeline you might want to produce could be called "Amazing Tweets from Super FishbowlNY, My #1 Favorite Site Forever Americ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Make it Up | Kiss and Tell | Talk it Out - Posted November 13, 2013
AllTwitter: Twitter now allows users to create custom timelines. One timeline you might want to produce could be called "Amazing Tweets from Super FishbowlNY, My #1 Favorite Site Forever Americ... [FishbowlNY]

Wolf Blitzer Profiles CNN Founder Ted Turner - Posted November 13, 2013
CNN will turn an eye on itself this weekend as Wolf Blitzer profiles Ted Turner, who founded CNN in 1980. The hourlong special, "Ted Turner: The Maverick Man," will air at 7pm and 1amET Sunday. Blitzer reported for the special in both Atlanta and Montana, where Turner has a ranch. Among the... [TVNewser]

Zimmerman Trial Stirs More Pundit Pontification About CNN - Posted July 11, 2013
Is there any cable channel that gets analyzed as much as CNN? The original cable news network finds itself once again in the spotlight, as critics attack it for its coverage of the George Zimmerman trial. Of course, it isn't all bad news for ... [TVNewser]

This Just In: Aaron Sorkin Reshoots Cost HBO a Lot of Money - Posted June 19, 2013
It's the kind of juicy feature article pull quote that publicists usually can only dream of in the midst of a Skinny Margarita evening confab: Aaron Sorkin on the multi-million dollar reshoots of the first few episodes... [morningmedianewsfeed]

This Just In: Aaron Sorkin Reshoots Cost HBO a Lot of Money - Posted June 19, 2013
It's the kind of juicy feature article pull quote that publicists usually can only dream of in the midst of a Skinny Margarita evening confab: Aaron Sorkin on the multi-million dollar reshoots of the first few episodes... [FishbowlNY]

Jane Fonda: 'I'm Rupert Murdoch Marinated in Ted Turner' - Posted June 4, 2013
That's how potential 2013 Primetime Emmy nominee Jane Fonda described Leona Lansing, her character in The Newsroom, during a recent Google+ hangout with Gold Derby head prognosticator Tom O'Neil: "By that, what I mean is - That I am a ferocious businesswoman who looks very, very closely... [FishbowlLA]

Jeff Zucker to CNN Staff: 'We are still unequivocally dedicated to quality journalism' - Posted May 31, 2013
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker sent an email to CNN staffers this afternoon, honoring the channel's 33rd anniversary tomorrow, June 1. In 1980, Ted Turner launched a revolutionary idea in news, and CNN was born. A lot has changed since then - from the way we gather the news to the countless... [TVNewser]

Ted Turner On What He Misses From His CNN Days: 'The action, there is lots of action' - Posted April 4, 2013
CNN founder Ted Turner returned to the channel yesterday to be interviewed by Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer asked Turner about saving the planet, his son Teddy's failed run for a GOP nomination in South Carolina, and of course, CNN. "And so you see what's going on and so you -- you're -- you... [TVNewser]

KTLA's Michaela Pereira Graduates to CNN - Posted March 28, 2013
Big, BIG news this morning out of KTLA. Nine-year station vet Michaela Pereira will not be hanging around to see how the whole Trib... [FishbowlLA]

Jane Fonda: 'I like Playing a Mogul' - Posted December 11, 2012
ABC's Katie Couric welcomes Jane Fonda on her program this afternoon to open up about men, sex, knee replacement surgery, being married to ... [PRNewser]

Jane Fonda: 'I like Playing a Mogul' - Posted December 11, 2012
ABC's Katie Couric welcomes Jane Fonda on her program this afternoon to open up about men, sex, knee replacement surgery, being married to ... [FishbowlDC]

Jane Fonda: 'Newsroom' Character 'Rupert Murdoch that's been marinated in a little Ted Turner' - Posted December 10, 2012
Actress Jane Fonda is a guest on tomorrow's edition of "Katie," and among other things she talks to Katie Couric about her character on the HBO series "The Newsroom." Fonda plays Leona Lansing, the CEO of Atlantis World Media, the parent company of Atlantis Cable News. Fonda, of course, was once... [TVNewser]

Jane Fonda Accepts LA Press Club's Inaugural Visionary Award - Posted November 19, 2012
When NBC LA anchorman and reporter Robert Kovacik recently reminded on his Facebook page that he would be interviewing actress Jane Fonda as part of the Los Angeles Press Club's 5th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards, held last night at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the first commen... [FishbowlLA]

Giants of Broadcasting Celebrates 10th Anniversary - Posted October 19, 2012
The Library of American Broadcasting is marking its 10th year of immortalizing industry greats. The 2012 edition of the Giants of Broadcasting include two career radio executives, pioneering television newsmen, a man who made a weekly commentary "must see TV," and a man who helped launched the 24-hour news cycle. That man... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Giants of Broadcasting Celebrates 10th Anniversary - Posted October 19, 2012
The Library of American Broadcasting is marking its 10th year of immortalizing industry greats. The 2012 edition of the Giants of Broadcasting include two career radio executives, pioneering television newsmen, a man who made a weekly commentary "must see TV," and a man who helped launched the 24-hour news cycle. That man... [FishbowlNY]

Howard Stringer Still Treasures the Memory of His Lunches with Johnny Carson - Posted October 19, 2012
What better place for Sir Howard Stringer to reminisce about the great Johnny Carson than the annual Giants of Broadcasting event? The chairman of Sony's board was feted at yesterday's 10th anniversary edition in New York City alongside ... [FishbowlLA]

Andy Rooney, Don Cornelius, Among 2012 Giants of Broadcasting - Posted July 17, 2012
An eclectic group of TV and radio pioneers has been selected as Giants of Broadcasting. This year's class includes the late Don Cornelius, who was the revolutionary Soul Train host from 1971 to 1993. The man who gave Archie Bunker life, Norman Lear , is among the 2012 group. The producer-extraordinaire, Lear... [FishbowlLA]

CNN Turns 32 - Posted June 1, 2012
32 years ago today, cable history was made when CNN flickered to life. What started as a crazy idea in the mind of Ted Turner became a reality on June 1st, 1980 with David Walker and Lois Hart anchoring. The first story? President Jimmy Carter... [TVNewser]

Ted Turner: CNN Was To Be 'The New York Times' Of TV News, Not 'The Daily News' - Posted May 4, 2012
As we noted yesterday, the lead in-studio guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" last night was CNN founder Ted Turner. Turner, who ... [TVNewser]

A Big Night Of Interviews For 'Piers Morgan Tonight' - Posted May 3, 2012
CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" has a pair of big interviews tonight. Former President George W. Bush, who has only given a handful of interviews since leaving office, will be a guest on the program... [TVNewser]

Ted Turner On Creating a TV News Channel Today: 'Would you make it a serious news network?' - Posted February 29, 2012
CNN founder Ted Turner is profiled by The Hollywood Reporter, looking at what he has been up to sinc... [TVNewser]

Jane Fonda Joining Sorkin's HBO Series 'Newsroom' - Posted December 15, 2011
HBO has cast Jane Fonda in its upcoming cable news series from Aaron Sorkin, ... [TVNewser]

UCLA Grad Hosts Fourth Season of The Valley Girl Show - Posted October 3, 2011
Even though the numbers for Jesse Draper's web interview program The Valley Girl Show are modest, both her audience and guest list encompass a solid chunk of Silicon Vall... [FishbowlLA]

THR Features Editor Catches Up to Cronenberg - Posted September 8, 2011
From where FishbowlLA sits, the Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Galloway patrols one of this town's most enviable entertainment beats. Tasked primarily with putting together long-lead, high w... [FishbowlLA]

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

Former CNN President Burt Reinhardt Dead at 91 - Posted May 11, 2011
[caption id="attachment_65803" align="alignright" width="295" caption="Reinhardt (Credit: CNN)"][/caption] Former CNN president Burt Reinhardt, who led the network through a phase of enormous growth from 1983-1990,... [TVNewser]

Joe Scarborough, Al Jazeera Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Make 'Time 100' - Posted April 21, 2011
This year's "Time 100" list is out, and a number of TV and media figures made the cut. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough is ... [TVNewser]

Zuckerberg, 16 Others Join Giving Pledge - Posted December 9, 2010
Billionaire Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (and our first ... [PRNewser]

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

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

Mashable Social Good Summit: Social Media's Growing Role - Posted September 21, 2010
Leveraging social media to help solve some of the world's toughest problems was the theme of Mashable's Social Good Summit in New York on Monday. The conference was held in par... [PRNewser]

Ted Turner as You Have Never Seen Him Before - Posted July 31, 2010
CNN founder Ted Turner was a guest on the season premiere of "The Valley Girl Show" a web series starring actress Jesse Draper. While CNN only comes up fleetingly in the discussion, you get to see a side of Turner that we aren't normally privy to. For example: Turner sings the "Captain Planet"... [TVNewser]

CNBC Orders 'Bizography' - Posted July 28, 2010
CNBC has ordered a new primetime documentary, series, "Bizography." The program will profile well known companies and titans of industry. "In primetime, our viewers are looking for more in-depth and behind-the-scenes stories of the companies and business leaders that CNBC covers during Business Day and 'CNBC Bizography' does just that," said Ray... [TVNewser]

CBS, NPR and CNN Newsman Daniel Schorr Dies at 93 - Posted July 23, 2010
NPR newsman and former CBS and CNN correspondent Daniel Schorr died this morning at the age of 93. While Schorr was most recently a senior news analyst for NPR, he spent 23 years at CBS News from 1953-1976, where he was a protege... [TVNewser]

'Crossfire' Creator On CNN's New 8 p.m. Show: 'I Can't Think of a Worse Idea' - Posted June 25, 2010
Lots of people have compared CNN's new 8 p.m. program featuring Eliot Spitzer and ... [TVNewser]

CNNers Past and Present Celebrate Network's 30th Anniversary - Posted June 14, 2010
A large crowd of former and current CNNers gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Saturday night to celebrate the network's thirtieth birthday. The bash — an ... [TVNewser]

CNN Co-Founder and CBS Exec Robert Wussler Dies at 73 - Posted June 13, 2010
On June 5, Robert Wussler, a former CBS News executive and one of the co-founders of CNN, died at age 73. As executive producer of special events at CBS News, Wussler produced the coverage of every space launch, including Apollo 11. He would become the youngest network president in CBS history, taking... [TVNewser]

Ted Turner Joins Lennox and Beals at Cannon Reception - Posted June 9, 2010
CNN Founder Ted Turner, who chairs the United Nations Foundation, joins singers Annie Lennox, Jennifer Beals and a group of congresswoman tonight for a reception in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill. The occasion is a Women Deliver Conference, a three-day-affair to d... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Turns 30 - Posted June 1, 2010
30 years ago, at 6 p.m. on June 1, 1980 the Cable News Network went on the air. Recalls CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton: In the Atlanta Techwood newsroom, no one was entirely sure if it would work. But ... [TVNewser]

What Happened to CNN's Planet In Peril? - Posted May 13, 2010
CNN founder Ted Turner spoke to Wolf Blitzer in "The Situation Room" yesterday, and "The CNN Situation" came up in conversation. Turner didn't have much new to say, noting that he would "like to... [TVNewser]

Into The Situation Room With Wolf and Ted - Posted May 12, 2010
It seems rather fitting that Wolf Blitzer should welcome the original CNNer, Ted Turner, into The Situation Room to honor Blitzer's 20th anniversary with the network. The interview airs tonight in the 6 p.m. hour of "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." The interview touches on current events, the TV landscape, Ted's... [FishbowlDC]

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

Ted Turner on Rupert, Comcast and His Old Company: 'I'd Like to See Me Running Time Warner' - Posted October 15, 2009
The mouth from the south was in Manhattan today. CNN founder Ted Turner was talking media with Betty Liu on BloombergTV. On Time Warner: "What would I like to see? I'd like to see me running Time Warner. That's what I'd like to see. But I'm so busy working on nuclear disarmament and... [TVNewser]

Ralph Nader and His 700-Page Novel - Posted September 21, 2009
Tomorrow Seven Stories Press will release a 733-page "utopian fantasy" written by one unexpected novelist--crusading politician Ralph Nader. According to the Washingto... [GalleyCat]

CableFAX 2009 Program Awards - Posted September 17, 2009
TV industry publisher CableFAX announced its list of "cable's top shows, people, and entertainment icons" at an awards banquet in New York this week. Though the majority of the awards are given for non-news programming, BBC America, HDNET, and CNBC were counted amon... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 06.22.09 - Posted June 22, 2009
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Cooper, Brokaw, Turner Among The "Sexy Gray Haired Men" - Posted June 20, 2009
Anderson Cooper, Tom Brokaw, and Ted Turner all make the ... [TVNewser]

Ashton Kutcher Follows Through on Ding Dong Ditch; Rick Sanchez Not Amused - Posted May 15, 2009
So yesterday in Atlanta, Ashton Kutcher made good on his promise to ding dong ditch Ted Turner's house for beating @cnnbrk to be the first T... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

CNN's Time 100 Special: Ted Turner, Bono and More - Posted May 1, 2009
Where can you see Bono chat with George Clooney, or Ted Turner and ... [TVNewser]

Greta on Roesgen: "I Think She's Been Punished Enough" - Posted April 23, 2009
Eileen O'Connor, the former CNN reporter who spoke out against ... [TVNewser]

Ted Turner To Get "Ding Dong Ditched": Ashton Beats CNN To 1 Million - Posted April 17, 2009
Well Ashton Kutcher did it: he beat CNN to one million Twitter followers early this morning. WebNewser ha... [TVNewser]

Kutcher v. CNN on Twitter: "An Amazing Comment on the State of our Media" - Posted April 16, 2009
Twitter dominator Ashton Kutcher is talking about his race to 1,000,000 followers and his closest competition - the CNN Breaking News Twitter feed. In a video on Qik.com, Kutcher, found here says, "I just thought that was just kind of an amazing comment on the state of our media, and I... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Morning Reading List 04.16.09 - Posted April 16, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 87 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Williams to Receive Cronkite Award - Posted April 6, 2009
Brian Williams has been named this year's recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Williams will receive the 26th Cronkite Award from Arizona State Univ... [TVNewser]

Turner's First Trip To The No-Spin Zone - Posted December 10, 2008
For the first time in the history of The O'Reilly Factor, one of FNC's more vocal critics, CNN founder Ted Turner, appeared as a guest. The edited interview, which was conducted two days ago, began with ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted November 28, 2008
Meet The Press: First Lady Laura Bush, Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States Said Jawad and Ted Turner, Author, "Call Me Ted" This Week: Sen. Jack Reed (D... [FishbowlDC]

Beck Tops NYT Best Seller List - Posted November 24, 2008
As expected, Glenn Beck's new book, "The Christmas Sweater," debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. It was last year ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.19.08 - Posted November 19, 2008
Good morning Washington. What D.C. building is featured in the above picture? Think you know? Drop us an email and we'll give you the correct answer (and list the correct guessers) in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort... [FishbowlDC]

Big Day for Late Edition - Posted November 18, 2008
CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" had a big Sunday. The show won both the 11amET and 12pmET hours on cable news with 369,000 and 350,000 Total Viewers, respectively. Also, the 11am hour was the #1 cable news show of the day in the A25-54 demo. Guests on Sunday included Commerce... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted November 14, 2008
Meet the Press: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), BP Capital Management founder/chair T. Boone Pickens and a roundtable with New York Times' Tom Fried... [FishbowlDC]

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

60 Minutes Most-Watched Program Last Week - Posted November 11, 2008
Thanks to a number of factors, the top-rated program on all of television last week was 60 Minutes. The Sunday program averaged 18.47 million Total Viewers, the show's largest audience since the same week last year. One thing that helped the program was a strong lead-in from two tight NFL games, Indianapolis' win... [TVNewser]

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

The Ticker: (Sunday Edition): Turner, Fung, Herridge... - Posted November 9, 2008
> We're told that Morley Safer's interview with Ted Turner includes a discussion of his "feud" with Rupert Murdoch. Let's see if it makes it into the final ... [TVNewser]

Greta Lobs Bias Charge at CNN - Posted July 18, 2008
Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren is blasting Netroots Nation, which calls itself a "progressive political movement," for ... [TVNewser]

The EcoManor is LEED-Certified, but Still a Monstrosity - Posted May 4, 2007
There is perhaps no other place on earth where the McMansion feels at home more than Atlanta, Georgia. Just a quick swing through the Buckhead area makes the epidemic seem like part of the community plan; every third house is a brand-spanking-new Italianate incar... [UnBeige]

Roger Ailes To Be Honored For His Contributions To Press Freedom, First Amendment - Posted January 10, 2007
Well, here's some news the left-wing media will have a field day with. The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation is set to honor Fox News chief Roger Ailes along with Philip Balboni of New England Cable News and a pair of journalists — Kimberly Dozier of CBS News and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Roger Ailes To Be Honored For His Contributions To Press Freedom, First Amendment - Posted January 10, 2007
Well, here's some news the left-wing media will have a field day with. The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation is set to honor Fox News chief Roger Ailes along with Philip Balboni of New England Cable News and a pair of journalists — Kimberly Dozier of CBS News and ... [FishbowlNY]

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