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Brian Williams to Anchor Election Night Coverage on NBC News

brian-williams-dnc-300x168NBC News has announced its Tuesday, November 4 midterm election night coverage plans, to be led by Brian Williams.

The “NBC Nightly News” anchor will host two live primetime hours from 10-11 pm ET and later from 10-11 pm Pacific Time. The network will extend its coverage during the 11 pm ET hour online at NBCNews.com, with special reports online and in broadcast throughout the night.

Joining Williams in coverage of the evening will be “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck ToddAndrea Mitchell; “TODAY” co-host Tamron HallTom Brokaw; “Morning Joe’s” Joe Scarborough; senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing; national correspondent Peter Alexander; Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O’Donnell; and correspondents Ron Mott and Luke Russert. Coverage will also include an exclusive interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and commentary from former White House senior adviser David Axelrod and ”Noticiero Telemundo” anchor Jose Diaz-Balart.

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NBC News Freelance Cameraman Diagnosed with Ebola

Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 10.01.02On Thursday night, NBC News announced that a freelance cameraman that it hired to be a second cameraman for the network’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman reporting in Monrovia, Liberia, was diagnosed with Ebola.

NBC News Deborah Turness wrote in a note to staff Thursday evening:

“We are doing everything we can to get him the best care possible. He will be flown back to the United States for treatment at a medical center that is equipped to handle Ebola patients. We are consulting with the CDC, Medecins Sans Frontieres and others. And we are working with Dr. Nancy on the ground in Liberia.”

“We are also taking all possible measures to protect our employees and the general public. The rest of the crew, including Dr. Nancy, are being closely monitored and show no symptoms or warning signs. However, in an abundance of caution, we will fly them back on a private charter flight and then they will place themselves under quarantine in the United States for 21 days – which is at the most conservative end of the spectrum of medical guidance.”

The 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo quarantined himself Wednesday after taking his temperature and recording a slight fever. Twelve hours after testing Thursday at Medecins Sans Frontieres, his result came back positive for the virus. Read more

Mediabistro Morning Roundup 8.19.14

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

TVSpy St. Louis Station Apologizes for Showing Home of Ferguson Officer

TVNewser Tamron Hall on Her Guilt Surrounding Sister’s Domestic Violence

Lost Remote Viggle Gives Advertisers ‘Access’ to Highly Targeted Audience

FishbowlDC ‘Page Six’ Reports David Gregory Paid $4 Million to Zip His Lips

FishbowlNY Time Inc. Journalists Rated on How ‘Beneficial’ Their Content is to Advertisers

SocialTimes Facebook, Twitter Test New Features on Users

AllFacebook Facebook Adding Stickers to Comments?

AllTwitter Social Media and Business — Which Platform is Right for You?

10,000 Words SEO and Other Terms to Know for Digital Media Success

Inside Mobile Apps Playdek Reveals New Online Play System for Mobile Gamers

Inside Facebook Facebook Testing Call-to-Action Options on Organic Video Posts

GalleyCat J.K. Rowling Pens 500-Word Piece on ‘Harry Potter’ Character Celestina Warbeck

PRNewser ‘Influence’ vs. ‘Expertise’: Which is More Valuable?

AgencySpy MRY Confirms Tech Layoffs

MediaJobsDaily Five Ways to Get Your Body Moving Away From Sedentary Work

UnBeige Design Students Compete for World Sneaker Championship Title

Friday WHC Weekend Guide – 8 Parties, One Night

Yesterday we gave you a rundown of what’s to come the Thursday before White House Correspondents’ Weekend. Now we’re back with everything taking place on Friday -a full-on cluster of eight events taking place throughout the city. Just keeping track of all of them has been a hassle!

Check out the list, after the jump.

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ICYMI: Bret Baier Has One Hell of a Poker Face and Other News…

Bret Baier tries really hard to win a charity poker match.

Stories from around the web that you might have missed.

Some poker players wear shades and ball caps to hide their tells whereas others prefer an elaborate array of facial contortions. Bret Baier is the latter. by Janet Donovan at Hollywood on the Potomac.

April is upon us and if you’re a freelance writer, you probably have no idea how to do your taxes. That’s okay. FishbowlNY does. by Aneya Fernando at FishbowlNY.

MSNBC adds Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid, shares Tamron Hall with “Today.” by Jordan Chariton and Merrill Knox at TVNewser.

There aren’t many options available for getting DC a vote in Congress. by Raphaella Baek at WCP.

Facebook email accounts are no more. This will upset one, maybe two people. by Ken Yeung at TheNextWeb.

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall on What Really Happened During That Tim Carney Interview

From interviewing world leaders to hurling water balloons during a lighthearted segment, Tamron Hall is as at home reporting on the world’s pressing issues as she is doing what “some people would see as fluff.” In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do? interview series, the MSNBC anchor and Today substitute co-host gives her thoughts on objectivity and talks about her infamous on-air ‘throw down’ with Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney over Mitt Romney’s background.

“I just handled a situation that wasn’t best for my audience and my viewers,” Hall recalled. “We were having a conversation and I was asking a legitimate question, and I felt at the time that we were cheating the viewer with what was just political gamesmanship. I’m not here to judge anyone’s opinions, but I would like to have a question answered. So, for me, it was not about admonishing him or creating a moment or trying to be controversial. My job is to ask questions and get to the bottom of the story or the issue at hand, and I felt that we were being unfair to the viewer in having a conversation that was not about the issue at hand.”

Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Tamron Hall, Anchor of MSNBC’s NewsNation?

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(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know…)


NPR struggles to define ‘humorist’– Author David Sedaris writes short stories and anecdotes about growing up that are so absurd that anyone with half a brain (you know who you are) should be able to tell at least some parts aren’t completely reality based. He even admits to fudging history for dramatic effect here and there. Yet NPR and Public Radio International news program “This American Life,” both of which regularly feature Sedaris as a humorist, find themselves facing an ethical dilemma: How do they best disclose to listeners that Sedaris’ off-the-wall stories may not be 100 percent true? The issue presented itself after “This American Life” retracted an on-air monologue in March regarding harsh factory conditions in China; it was found to contain numerous factual errors. But Sedaris writes and talks about working as an elf to a Macy’s Santa Clause. He probably deserves some wiggle room.

WTOP wants help from you and your trombone– Ever wonder what a band of 500-plus trombonists might sound like? Yeah, neither have we. But WTOP is partnering with Arena Stage and The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education to give you the chance you never wanted. In celebration of Arena Stage’s production of “The Music Man,” more than 500 trombonists will gather at Washington National Park to play “76 Trombones.” They’re going for a world record of biggest trombone ensemble and you can help them. Bring your trombone (no rusty ones, please) and join in. Learn more here.

There’s still time to register for NPC’s annual 5kTony Horton, the guy largely responsible for Rep. Aaron Schock‘s (R-Ill.) ripped bod and creator of the “P90X” workout program, is once again leading the NPC’s “Beat the Deadline” 5K run. The run takes place on June 9 and proceeds from registrants goes to NPC’s Journalism Institute, a scholarship program. ABC7′s Cynné Simpson is listed as an “honorary marshal” for the event. Register here.

Howie takes on MSNBC’s Tamron Hall over Carnie cutoff– MSNBC’s Tamron Hall started a stink Friday when she cut the mic of her guest, the Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney. On his media-watch program “Reliable Sources” Sunday, CNN’s Howard Kurtz advanced the stink. “I’m sorry, it was Tamron Hall who was being insulting by silencing him,” Kurtz said. “Carney was perfectly entitled to say that, in his opinion, the story [they were discussing] was being hyped.”

Correction: An earlier version of this post said “The American Life” is a show produced by NPR. It is not. This post has been updated to reflect that change.

Lawrence & Tamron

The NYP’s Page Six is reporting news of a budding romance. It may not be so “budding” at this point. Rumors have been swirling for months over these two — it’s MSNBC’s Tamron Hall, 41, and Lawrence O’Donnell, 60. Even network insiders have been hearing heavy chatter about it.

NYP posted the news late last night. They say the pair have been “canoodling at downtown haunts.”

MSNBC declined to weigh in on the matter.

See here.

A Young David Gregory Shows off Red Hair and Freckles

NBC’s “Today” Show played an embarrassing game of show and tell on Friday by showing school pictures of the hosts.

“My little girl who is at school now, she will not smile, not even on the retakes, she refuses,” NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory told the other hosts that included Meredith Viera, Jenna Bush, Tamron Hall and Al Roker. Bush made fun of herself midway through the segment as a picture of her younger self with glasses appeared on screen. “I mean, okay, I can’t even take myself seriously,” she said as the others laughed.

Gregory went temporarily silent as his picture flashed on the screen. “Hey Freckles!” Roker shouted out. Gregory, who didn’t look overly thrilled to have the picture on display, remarked, “That’s Encino Little League. In the valley.” Bush razzed him, saying, “You were a ginger! You were a ginger! You look like a valley kid.”

Watch here on HuffPost from a post earlier today.

Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner?

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WaPo‘s Sally Quinn is out of the wedding writing business. And it looks as though she won’t get a chance to revive the genre anytime soon.

This morning Quinn told MSNBC’s dayside anchor Tamron Hall that she and her hubby, Ben Bradlee, are not invited to what’s turning out to be the royal event of the year – Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. She blushed as she said between clenched teeth “We’re not close to the Clintons.” All the while, she offered a hard smile.

Hall was trying to be kind – after all, it’s awkward when you ask someone if they’re going to a party and she hasn’t been invited. A little embarrassed, Hall said, “Well, I know you’ll get the scoop even if you’re not there.”

Sally gritted her teeth again and said, “I hope so.”

As many might recall, Quinn’s final WaPo column, which was called “The Party,” involved dueling weddings in her husband’s family. The column was axed in late February.

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