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Bill Clinton Tells Bloomberg TV’s Willow Bay ‘I Don’t Know’ if Hillary will Run for President

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 15.14.05Bloomberg Television’s Willow Bay sat down for a live conversation with former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver today on the topics of the U.S. economy, income inequality, education initiatives, and immigration, among others.

On whether Hillary plans to run for president in 2016, Bill Clinton’s response: “I don’t know.”

OK.

He went on to say that, “I’m for whatever she wants to do….If she were to run and become president, the last thing she needs is for me to be under foot. I would be — she’s the ablest public servant I’ve ever known. I would help. Whatever I was asked to do, I would do. I believe — just like I do for President Obama, just like I did for President Bush. I think that’s — you’ve been a former president, you need to show up when you’re summoned.”

Yesterday, “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory interviewed 42 – to air in full on his Sunday show – and asked whether wealth among politicians puts them out of touch with society. Clinton expressed that policies, not wealth, is what’s most important.

Click through for Clinton’s full conversation with Bay on the possibility of a 2016 presidential run for Hillary Clinton and tune in to “Meet the Press” this Sunday for Gregory’s interview with the former president.

C-SPAN Broadcasts of Today’s Supreme Court Rulings

c-spanA unanimous (9-0) Supreme Court ruling today declares that police may not search a criminal suspect’s cell phone without a warrant.

In case you missed this morning’s argument, C-SPAN2 will broadcast U.S. v. Wurie & Riley v. California tonight at 9 pm.

Also set to air in the prior hour at 8pm, ABC v. Aereo, the network’s case against the streaming television startup accused of violating copyright laws, that was ruled in favor of ABC 6-3.

Tune to C-SPAN2 starting at 8pm tonight for broadcast of today’s Supreme Court oral arguments.

David Muir to Replace Diane Sawyer in ‘World News’ Chair, ‘This Week’ Host Takes New Role

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David Muir, George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer and ABC News president James Goldston.

ABC News this morning announced that ABC “World News’” Diane Sawyer is set to step down from the anchor chair and is to be replaced by the program’s weekend anchor David Muir starting September 2.

“For many years to come Diane will be a driving force at ABC News with her exceptional storytelling genius,” wrote ABC News President James Goldston in a note to staff this morning. “She will create innovative television specials and events, and, of course, continue to conduct the biggest interviews with the most important and extraordinary people in the world. Starting this summer she will begin to develop these new stories, working closely with me, David Sloan, Almin Karamehmedovic, Jeanmarie Condon, Claire Weinraub and Michael Corn. And, of course, Ben will continue to be a part of this creative process as Diane’s long time editorial partner.” Read more

Chris Jansing Offers First Report as NBC News Senior White House Correspondent

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 23.45.01Chris Jansing filed her first report as NBC News Senior White House Correspondent on Monday’s “NBC Nightly News,” covering today’s White House Summit on Working Families.

Jansing’s first day coincided with Josh Earnest‘s first as White House Press Secretary. During today’s White House Press Briefing, he welcomed Jansing, saying, ”Congratulations on your first day, Chris…Nice to see you here.”

Jansing’s new position was announced in early May. She joins Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, White House Correspondent Kristen Welker, and National Correspondent Peter Alexander.

Her last day anchoring MSNBC’s “Jansing & Co.” was June 13.

Check out Jansing’s first “Nightly News” report, after the jump. Read more

Hillary Clinton’s CNN Town Hall, Joint Interview with Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren

Photo Credit: CNN's David Holloway

Photo Credit: CNN’s David Holloway

Rounding out weeks of interviews and exclusives on the topic of her new book Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton joined CNN’s Christiane Amanpour for a CNN town hall yesterday at the Newseum followed by a joint live interview closing out Bret Baier’s “Special Report” and opening Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record.”

Both the televised town hall and her sit down with FOX led with yesterday’s breaking news of the arrest of Benghazi attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah.

“This is another indication, as President Obama said in his statement today, that the United States has an unwavering commitment to bring to justice those who are responsible for attacks on Americans, no matter where they are, no matter how long it takes,” said Clinton in her conversation with CNN chief international correspondent Amanpour.

Mirroring her earlier comments before CNN, Clinton told Baier, “My point is that what we try to do in this country and I think what was made abundantly clear by this latest effort is we have an unwavering commitment to go after anyone, no matter how long it takes, who is responsible for harming Americans and everybody around the world who thinks about that, plans that, needs to know that will be the outcome.” Read more

Erin Burnett: ‘I Was a Willow Bay Stalker’

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Erin Burnett‘s first big break came in a very old school way. She wrote a letter to someone in the TV news business whom she admired. But it went beyond just letter-writing. “I was essentially a Willow Bay stalker,” Burnett tells us. But her desire to work in broadcast news began much earlier in life and involved Dan Rather. “I kissed Dan Rather every night. I’d go over and give him a peck on the lips on the TV.” Here’s Erin Burnett’s First Big Break:

Dan Rather was one of the first people we profiled in our “My First Big Break” series back in 2012. For that, and more videos, check out our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV

FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren Talks Hillary Clinton Interview Prep Ahead Tonight’s Special

FOX News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren posted a video to her Facebook page late this afternoon previewing tonight’s joint interview by her and Bret Baier of Hillary Clinton on the former Secretary of State’s Hard Choices. In the video, Van Susteren calls out people’s surprise of Clinton agreeing to sit down with FOX and recalls the many times Clinton has sat down with the network in the past.

The half-hour interview will air live later this hour from 6:45 – 7:15 pm, closing out Baier’s “Special Report” and opening Van Susteren’s “On the Record.”

Hear from Van Susteren herself in the below video.

 

Daily Caller’s Betsy Rothstein Mentions Montel Williams’ Earrings on Twitter. Storm Ensues.

MontelWMarine Corps veteran and long-time TV host Montel Williams went on Fox News yesterday to passionately discuss veteran’s issues.

His appearance prompted a series of Tweets from former FishbowlDC editor Betsy Rothstein, now editor of The Daily Caller’s Mirror. A few of those 140 characters were reserved for a mention of Montel’s earrings. Guess what happened next? Read more

A Little Birdy Tells Us…

yellowbirdsA little birdy tells us that a member of the Washington media has been cast for the third season of “House of Cards.”

Last Saturday in Bel Air, Md., Kimberly Skyrme Casting held an open casting call for the upcoming season of the popular Netflix series. More than 1,000 fans and actors were there to audition for the show.

Now who might it be? For now, you’ll just have to wait and see!

CBS Tops Total Viewers, ABC Leads A25-54 Demo for June 8 Sunday Show Ratings

CBS’s “Face the Nation” came out on top in total viewers, with 3.156 million, while ABC News’ “This Week” came in a close second at 3.074 million in ratings for the June 8 Sunday Shows. The two flip-flopped in the A25-54 demo, ABC #1 with 906k and CBS in second with 777k.

Compared to the same week last year, ABC was up +19% in total viewers and +5% among A25-54 viewers. CBS and Fox were both up in total viewers (+6% and +17%, respectively), yet down in the demo (-18% and -6%, respectively). Univision’s “Al Punto” was down across the board, -32% in total viewers and -40% in the demo.

Cable replays of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 2,310,000 total viewers and 468,000 A25-54 viewers. NBC’s “Meet the Press” was preempted for NBC’s coverage of the French Open men’s final.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 67% of the country.

The June 8 numbers after the jump. Read more

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