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During the final Sunday before Chuck Todd takes over as moderator of NBC’s ”Meet the Press,” the network introduced its newest chapter, with Todd in the seat most recently filled by the ousted David Gregory.
Andrea Mitchell introduces Todd, and the segment airs clips of him being called upon for interviews over the years, followed by commentary from family members including his wife and his mother and colleagues Savannah Guthrie, Tom Brokaw, and Brian Williams.
Check out the full story, but a word of caution. All of the times you will read will be alarming.
The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove wrote in a follow-up piece that, “In multiple conversations that I had with people inside and outside NBC after the item appeared, it was taken as a given that Gregory is toast.”
Grove’s analysis differs dramatically compared to what an NBC spokesperson told “Page Six’s” Emily Smith Tuesday night, saying, “We heard the same false rumors and suggest you take them with a grain of salt, as we did.” Read more
This 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 Raddatz, Jonathan 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.
Malaysia Airlines will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. ET.
Oh joy! Just like in that dream we had that one time, ex-DC journo Savannah Guthrie is starting a blog dedicated to her yet-unborn child! The charmingly alliterative “bouncing baby blog” will feature extensive coverage of Savannah’s abdomen, and -once the baby has grown some thumbs -live Tweets from inside her uterus.*
No word yet on whether NBC intends to live-stream the birth itself -though a birdy tells us they are considering adding a special fifth AND sixth hour of the “Today Show” to cover the final month of her pregnancy.
Other possible baby-centric features under discussion by “Today” producers:
1) A “Mocktail of the Day” segment with Kathy Lee and Hoda aimed at pregnant women who don’t want to be left out on Ladies Night. Kathy Lee and Hoda will drink regular cocktails.
2) A contest open to the public and hosted by Carson Daly to choose the baby’s middle name.
3) Appearances by guest bloggers Prince George of England, North West, and Carmen Gabriela Baldwin.
4) A special late night airing of the conception video.
*This, and most everything else in this post, is entirely made up. The baby blog is real though -find out for yourself.
The event was hosted by Jenna Bush Hager, special correspondent for the Today Show, who honored 14 grassroots community efforts with $10,000 awards for their volunteer efforts in 2013.
Lauer and Guthrie were also honored for their advocacy of Today’s Shine a Light campaign promoting volunteerism in the community. Bon Jovi was recognized for his work with the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.
Make A Difference Day is sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine (a Gannet company) in partnership with Points of Light and Newman’s Own. This year, Make A Difference Day will be celebrated on October 25.
A big FBDC congrats to Savannah Guthrie who is now both preggers and hitched! That actually sounds terrible to us -but we are hedonistic ne’er-do-wells, so what do we know?
The former NBC WH Correspondent made the announcements today on “Today.” As you can see in the video below, her co-workers at 30 Rock were all quite pleased -with the notable exception of Carson Daly -who was super quiet and awkward. Even more than usual. Mayhaps he was super bummed at not being invited to the wedding? Matt and Al were gloating. Or maybe he was just swallowing his despair upon realizing that his elaborate scheme for stealing Savannah from Mike Feldman (what other reason could there possibly be for him to be on the “Today” Show?????) had finally, truly failed.
Or maybe he was gassy. Gass makes us awkward, too.
Here, you decide:
Rand Paul grilled on “Meet The Press”: HuffPost’s Katherine Fung posted a piece on Sen. Rand Paul‘s appearance on Sunday’s “MTP.” The appearance wasn’t pretty. NBC “TODAY Show” host Savannah Guthrie grilled Paul over candid remarks he had made over a hot mic regarding the government shutdown. Paul held his own, but Guthrie was out for blood and she declined every available opportunity to lob the senator a softball.
Why you should read/watch it: You really want to see the ‘I Want To Destroy You’ grin that’s painted on Guthrie’s face as she relentlessly throws jabs at Paul. Read/watch more here.
Fox News host doesn’t understand parody: Yahoo! News blogger Eric Pfeiffer caught Fox News’ host Anna Kooiman when she accidentally tried to pass off a tidbit of information from a fake news story (found on a satirical website) on Saturday. The fake news post was written by Paul Horner and it claimed that “Obama had offered to keep the International Museum of Muslim Cultures open with cash from his own pocket.” The claim was designed to entertain using sarcasm, not confirm right-wing conspiracy theories from 2008.
Why you should read it: It really feels like the research team at Fox News just compiles Google search results of zany word combinations, like ‘Is Obama even a little Muslim?’ and ‘Totally, super serious stories about Islam and Obama,’ and ‘What’s the actual definition of sarcasm?’ Read more here.
Check out the political attack ad aimed at Democrats and the media after the jump…
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