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Wolf Is ‘All About That Bass’

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“No treble” for CNN’s Wolf Blitzer? Last evening during CNN Heroes, the television special honoring the humanitarian contributions of individuals around the globe, Anderson Cooper introduced a video clip of some of Wolf’s private moments in studio.

Cooper: ”This is what Wolf Blitzer does in the Situation Room when he thinks no one is looking.”

To the tune of Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass,” Wolf busted out some two-step swaying action and finger waggin’.

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John Oliver Ends Season with a Bang from the ‘Salmon Cannon’

Ahead of his performance tomorrow at “The Concert for Valor” on the National Mall, John Oliver ended the inaugural season of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with a segment poking fun at a Washington state news story which featured a cannon that could launch salmon over dams.

Oliver gathered an impressive list of his celebrity buddies being shot in the face with the “Salmon Cannon,” including Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Dwight Howard, Seth Meyers, Anderson Cooper, Mario Batali, Rachel Ray, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes, Stephen Colbert, Wayne Brady, Meredith Vieira, and Joel McHale. Even Homer Simpson and R2D2 made appearances.

Don’t forget, “The Concert for Valor” is a free event tomorrow on the National Mall in honor of Veterans Day. (Oliver’s wife Kate Norley is an Iraq War veteran.) Click here for more information.

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 11.7.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

TVNewser Low-Key, Glitch-Free Launch of CBSN

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AllFacebook Facebook Announces Three Anti-Ebola Initiatives

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Inside Mobile Apps Odysee Launches Free Unlimited Media Storage on iOS

InsideFacebook What Does the FB Marketing Partners Change Mean for the Ecosystem?

PRNewser Four Ways to Win New Business: Lessons I Learned My First Year

MediaJobsDaily Five Ways to Boost Your Productivity in the Morning

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Anderson Cooper to Interview Brother of WaPo Correspondent Detained in Iran

Tonight on CNN’s “AC360°,” host Anderson Cooper will interview Ali Rezaian, the brother of Jason RezaianThe Washington Post Tehran correspondent who has been detained in Iran since July. ”Parts Unknown” host Anthony Bourdain will also join the program to discuss his meeting Jason Rezaian in Iran this past summer while filming his show.

Jason Rezaian was detained with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, who was released in early October.

Cooper’s interview with Ali Rezaian and Bourdain airs tonight at 8 pm on CNN.

Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper to Anchor CNN’s ‘Election Night in America’

best_wb_ac_10.03.12-300x168Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will lead CNN’s coverage of the Tuesday, November 4 midterm elections, being billed as “Election Night in America.” Coverage will start at 5pm and Blitzer and Cooper will be joined by “The Lead” anchor Jake Tapper for analysis and chief national correspondent John King operating the “CNN Magic Wall.”

Also slated for air time: Gloria BorgerDavid GergenDana BashCandy CrowleyMichael Smerconish, Paul Begala, Jay Carney, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, Kevin Madden, and Ana Navarro.

In addition to televised and online coverage, New Yorkers can turn their attention to the Empire State Building where CNN has affixed a “vertical LED-illuminated ‘meter’” on the top of the building’s spire. As nationwide Senate results come in, red or blue lighting on the meter will indicate which political party has gained control of the Senate.

And at 9 pm on CNN en Español, the network will broadcast “Voto Latino 2014,” to be anchored by Juan Carlos LópezPatricia Janiot and Fernando del Rincón.

Top 10 Finalists Named for ‘CNN Heroes’

The top 10 finalists for the annual “CNN Heroes” special were announced this morning by Anderson Cooper on “New Day,” a list that includes Arthur Bloom, a professional musician who provides music therapy to injured soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Bloom’s organization MusiCorps, as well as those of the other nine finalists, will receive a $25,000 grant to further his cause. The 2014 Hero of the Year, to be named during a CNN special airing Sunday, December 7 at 8 pm, will receive an additional $100,000.

Voting for the competition is open through Sunday, Nov. 16.

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FAIR Report Shows White Males Lead Cable News Guest Spots

Layout 1A recent report by FAIR – Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting – sheds interesting light on what guests we see on cable news.

The group surveyed five weeks of six evening cable programs including CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ and “OutFront With Erin Burnett,” MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes“ and the “Rachel Maddow Show,” and Fox News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor” and “Hannity.”

Of the 1,015 guests that appeared on the program, 848 (84%) were white and 730 (72%) were male.

Democrats topped Republicans for those with a partisan affiliation, 104 to 84. Also explored, the type of guests – media, government officials, academics and business representatives, that appeared on the program.

Click on over to FAIR for a full look at their findings.

DC Media Cover Downed Malaysia Airlines Jet

cnn-breaking-news1This morning, a Malaysia Airlines jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down along the Ukraine/Russia border.

Anderson Cooper quickly took over coverage for CNN’s John Berman, with CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta contributing to the report. The network will reschedule “The Sixties” tonight for special coverage of the crash.

Fox News Channel national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has been reporting on the matter from the Pentagon.

CBS News’ Major Garrett, Bob Orr, Jeff Pegues have reported from D.C. and the network is sending foreign correspondent Mark Phillips to Ukraine, Seth Doane to Malaysia, and foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer to Amsterdam.

ABC News’ Martha RaddatzJonathan Karl, and Jim Avila have each contributed to network coverage. Tonight’s ”World News” will air an extended broadcast tonight to cover the crash from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with David Muir anchoring.

Brian Williams took over for Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie at 12:59 p.m. on NBC.

Malaysia Airlines will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. ET.

Weekend Show Preview, 5.16 – 5.18

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Daniel Dellinger of the American Legion, Michael Bloomberg, Fmr. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Chris Christie, Jackie Calmes of NYT, Jerry Seib of WSJ, Katrina Vanden Huevel of The Nation, and CBS’s John Dickerson.

“Fox News Sunday”: Dick Cheney, Lynne Cheney, Scott Reed from U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Brit Hume, Kirsten Powers of USA Today, Karl Rove, Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Glenn Greenwald, Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Chuck Todd, Dr. Ben Carson, Carolyn Ryan NYT, more guests TBA…

ABC’s “This Week“: Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, Peggy Noonan of WSJ, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Fmr. Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI)

Univision’s “Al Punto”:  Mexican militia member José Manuel Mireles, CIA Director John O. Brennan, María Antonieta Collins, Barbara Walters, Carlos Santana

CNN’s “State of the UnionSen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA), Newt Gingrich, Amy Walter from the Cook Political Report, Anita Dunn, more guests TBA…

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How Do You SOTU?

SOTUSure, you can watch the big speech on plain old TV tonight if you want to, but that is by no means the only way to get your SOTU fix this year. Here’s how the political media are covering their “Super Bowl” tonight:

The Atlantic and National Journal will be hosting a State of the Union Congressional Debrief on the morning of Wednesday, January 29.  Molly Ball and Steve Clemons of The Atlantic and Ronald Brownstein of Atlantic Media will be joined on stage by members of congress for a discussion and expert analysis of the President’s speech.  Speakers include Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL).

CNN will start coverage at 7 PM with Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, and Jake Tapper. Guests include Jon Favreau and Karen Hughes. Throughout the night, Jim Scuitto will be reporting from Iran, Tom Foreman will subject Obama’s claims on economic inequality to a “Reality Check,” and Suzanne Malveaux will moderate a focus group in Des Moines, IA. Jake Tapper will lead the post-speech coverage, followed by John King. And of course, Peter Hamby will be live streaming his Politi-cast during the SOTU and the responses at CNN.com.

TIME will stream its first-ever live webcast on the President’s speech and GOP response starting Tuesday at 8:30PM at TIME.com. The coverage will be anchored by TIME Senior Political Analyst Mark Halperin, and joined with analysis from Michael Scherer, Bobby Ghosh, Rana Foroohar, and Callie Schweitzer.

Al Jazeera American begins coverage at 6 PM  with Tony Harris, Ali Velshi, David Shuster and Richelle Carey. Guests will include Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. AJA social editors will live blog the speech at http://alj.am/SOTUJohn SeigenthalerJoie Chen and Ray Suarez take over coverage at 7 PM. Coverage continues at midnight with “America Tonight.”

Roll Call will be hosting a watch party here starting at 8:40 PM. Political Editor Shira T. Center will moderate a Google hangout that features Senior Editor David Hawkings and Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni to preview President Obama’s address. After the speech, Bellantoni will take you live inside Statuary Hall to get instant reactions from members. Center and Hawkings will join the conversation to talk about the implications of the president’s address.

Politico will start coverage at 8:30 PM with Mike Allen, John F. Harris, Anna Palmer, Manu Raju via live stream here. You will also be able to submit questions to POLITICO’s Facebook page after the speech using Facebook’s Q and A feature, for answers from POLITICO Deputy White House Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand. They will also host an event the day after SOTU presented by the Innovation Alliance at 8 AM at the Capitol Hilton. Guests to be announced.

Huffington Post will live stream a speech from Rosanne Barr at 11 PM at HuffPost Live, immediately following the Tea Party response.

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