TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Sanjay Gupta’

Weekend Show Preview – 9.7.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Sunday marks Chuck Todd‘s first as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” with an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will be on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) will join “FOX News Sunday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Book Promotion and Publicity Boot Camp

Book Promotion and Publicity Boot CampDevelop a plan for your book's success in our online boot camp, Book Promotion & Publicity! Starting November 3, publishing and publicity experts will teach you the best practices for a successful book launch using various promotional techniques. Register before October 3 to get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!

Weekend Show Preview – 8.3.14

On Monday we gave you the ratings for the July 27 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Highlights include Hillary Clinton on “Al Punto,” Valerie Jarrett on “Face the Nation,” Sen. Marco Rubio on “Fox News Sunday,” Texas Governor Rick Perry on “State of the Union,” and Peter Piot, MD, co-discoverer of the Ebola virus on “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day. Read more

ABC Hires its Own Sanjay Gupta

Just a warning — you might want take a shower after reading this. Inexplicable slime can be hard to wash off.

CNN has Sanjay Gupta. NBC News has Nancy Snyderman. And now ABC News has acquired its own Sanjay Gupta with the announcement of Dave Zinczenko (almost as hard to spell as BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczinksi) as their new Nutrition and Wellness Editor. He’s currently the consulting editorial of Men’s Fitness.

“David is a well-respected expert who for decades has guided millions of people to makehealthier [sic] choices,” states a release.

Well-respected, maybe. But then that depends who you’re talking to. A claim to fame: He dated actresss Rose McGowen for three years. Some downsides to Zinczenko: He owns a restaurant with his BFF Mediaite founder, ABC News legal analyst and “wingman” Dan Abrams (if you can stomach it, read “The Dan and Dave Show” in the NYT Style section here) and in 2011 Gawker exposed him for using old Men’s Health articles for his “Eat This, Not That!” column for Yahoo! Health. He can be credited to saying the single worst thing we’ve ever read about Abrams’ bout with testicular cancer. After Abrams was diagnosed, he ran into his good buddy Zinczenko, who said, “Hey Dan, you don’t look so great,” followed up with, “You look terrible, lighten up. It’s not like you have ball cancer.” If that crack wasn’t horrible enough, after he realized his friend actually did have ball cancer, he said he and Abrams later met at Elaines and laughed it off. He said it–no joke–”created a bond.”

Zinczenko is the author NYT bestsellers The Abs Diet and The 8-Hour Diet. His company recently announced a major deal with Random House for a new series of healthy lifestyle books. For 12 years he was the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and editorial director of Women’s Health and Prevention magazines.

 

 

CNN to Air “Battlefield Breakthroughs” Special

This weekend CNN will air a new special entitled “Battlefield Breakthroughs.”  Featuring Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr and chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the two-part special takes a look at the medical breakthroughs developed on the battlefields – from long-distance robot surgeries and extraordinary prosthetics to creative physical rehabilitation techniques and effective pain management.  In addition, Gupta and Starr will report how the medical lessons learned in war are impacting care at civilian rehab centers, doctor’s offices, and trauma centers – including the surgical care that saved the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ).  “Battlefield Breakthroughs” will air on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at 7:30am ET.

First Kennedy, Now HOH: Adios Akers

First former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) backed out of a book deal in which former WaPo gossip blogger Mary Ann Akers was going to co-write the memoir. Kennedy wound up going on CNN and giving the juicy details of his scandalous past to Sanjay Gupta for a documentary, “Coming Clean,” that aired last weekend. That title was the working title for the book. Now Roll Call‘s HOH is demanding that potential sources get a clue and realize that Akers doesn’t work there anymore. She hasn’t worked at Roll Call since 2006.

“@HeardontheHill: Dear Americans for Prosperity, please update your e-mail list. Mary Ann Akers hasn’t worked here for a while,” the pub’s gossip column, which Akers wrote, fussed in a recent tweet.

 

Ex-Rep. Kennedy: ‘I Felt Like a Loser’

As we told you last week, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy won’t be coming clean with a new book scheduled for release in November that he had planned to write with ex-WaPo gossip scribe Mary Ann Akers. The working title was Coming Clean. But this weekend, CNN’s Sanjay Gupta is doing something clever. He’s capitalizing on the book title and will run a documentary he produced with the former lawmaker called – you guessed it -  “Coming Clean.”

The doc will premiere on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.

Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, talks with Kennedy about his goal to fund research in the areas of Alzheimer’s Disease, mental illness and addiction. CNN is pegging this as “deeply personal.” They say Kennedy speaks candidly about the “stigma” he felt growing up with depression as a member of his famously-accomplished family.  He also talks about his many times in rehab. “I felt like a loser…I felt like…‘I’m not living up.  What a shame.’ You know, ‘I’m a shame on my family by needing – treatment, for getting mental health treatment,”  says Kennedy to Gupta in the documentary.

Kennedy tells Gupta he opted not to run for reelection because he wanted to pursue a steady recovery — something he says being in office wouldn’t allow.

Caleb Hellerman and Danielle Dellorto are senior producers for “Coming Clean.”  Roni Selig is the senior executive producer for the CNN Medical, Health, and Wellness unit.  Watch a preview video here.

Baltimore Sun Thinks CNN and Wolf Blitzer Are On Fire

Wolfy is smirking for good reason. David Zurawik, TV critic for the Baltimore Sun has some very kind words for CNN about their coverage of the situation in Libya and the Japanese earthquake, and for anchor Wolf Blitzer in particular.

Zurawik doesn’t credit CNN’s spike in ratings with the fact that there’s a lot in the news to cover. And primetime hosts Piers Morgan and Eliot Spitzer certainly aren’t doing the network any favors with their dismal numbers. Instead, Zurawik says CNN International’s managing director Tony Maddox is the one who’s made the difference with an increased use of simulcasts.

The difference, Zurawik writes, is exemplified by the pairing of Blitzer and Isha Sesay, the CNN International anchor based in Atlanta. The pair “provides a near perfect context of seriousness and energy/urgency,” Zurawik writes. “The set crackles with intensity when Blitzer is on with Sesay.”

He continues: “I have long been a fan of Blitzer. I think he is as good as TV journalism gets…when you match [Sesay] with someone like Blitzer and the sense of seriousness he brings to the presentation, it’s a perfect fit.”

Wolf is great, but it isn’t just him. Zurawik says he’s “written many times about CNN’s superior international news-gathering infrastructure” and thinks Sanjay Gupta‘s reporting from Japan was “terrific.”

That’s fairly high praise for a network that hasn’t gotten much positive feedback lately. Read the whole column here.

Correction: Another ‘Dr. Gupta’ Promoting Congressional Candidate

Correction: The Sanjay Gupta featured in our earlier item is NOT the Dr. Sanjay Gupta from CNN, but another Dr. Sanjay Gupta from Philadelphia who is supporting the PA-6 candidate. My sincerest apologies for the mix-up.

Is CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta asking Facebook Friends to join him in supporting a candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District?

Sanjay Gupta invited you to join the group “Support Dr. Manan Trivedi for Congress”… Sanjay invited you to join the Facebook group “Support Dr. Manan Trivedi for Congress”.

Sanjay says, “Please join me in creating support for Dr. Manan Trivedi, a fellow physician and a Iraq war veteran running for congress from PA-6 district.”

WHCD: Blindsided by CNN’s Guest List

blind_side02.jpg

With only a few days until the WHCD and no published guest list, we thought CNN might be scrambling to fill their seats…but that’s not the case at all.

FishbowlDC was “blindsided” by the theme and diversity of CNN’s guest list. Joining the Cable News Network is the real Tuohy family portrayed in “The Blindside” (Leigh Anne, Sean and Collins) and Quinton Aaron (played Michael Oher in “The Blindside”).

Additionally, CNN snagged Ashley Judd, Dennis Quaid and the stars of the HBO’s “The Pacific,” Jon Seda and James Badge Dale. In addition to Washington-based CNN talent, Joy Behar, Sanjay Gupta and Larry King will all be in town for the dinner.

CNN Sends 11 Correspondents to Port-au-Prince

300px-Haiti_map.pngHow many correspondents does it take to cover an earthquake?
CNN’s answer: 11.

On the ground in Port-au-Prince, Haiti:
Anderson Cooper, CNN (arrived 10:05 am ET)
Ivan Watson, CNNI (arrived 10:46 am ET)
Gary Tuchman, CNN (arrived 12:02 pm ET)
Susan Candiotti, CNN (arrived 12:02 pm ET)

En route:
Sanjay Gupta, CNN
Jonathan Mann, CNNI
Juan Carlos Lopez, CNNE
Chris Lawrence, CNN
Steve Kastenbaum, CNN Radio
Rafael Romo, CNNI
Willie Lora, CNNE

NEXT PAGE >>