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TV News Covers Republican Congressional Takeover (Mediaite)
During the 11 p.m. ET hour, several networks announced the big news of the night: the Republican Party will be in control of the U.S. Senate starting in January. And with the GOP projected to hold onto the House of Representatives, this will set up a new dynamic of power in Washington: a Republican-dominated Congress versus the Democratic president. TVNewser The coverage produced several interesting moments; take CNN’s call on control of the House of Representatives. CNN’s Anderson Cooper threw to Wolf Blitzer with a promise of a “big projection.” Blitzer said it was, bigger than big, a “major, major projection” in the fight for control of the House. “Which party is coming out ahead? Get ready for that major projection right now.” And CNN rolled the full screen “CNN Projection” graphic, after which Blitzer himself poured ice water all over the preceding 30 seconds of dramatic hype: “Not a major surprise by any means.” TVNewser John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, hosting their first election night for BloombergTV, were discussing the West Virginia Senate race when Halperin said, “Two news organizations, both CNN and Fox News, are predicting that Shelley Moore Capito will be the winner.” A few minutes after that, Bloomberg cited CNN once again, which had called the Ohio governor race for John Kasich. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Fox News broadcast exit polls from the New Hampshire Senate race almost two hours before polls closed in that state, a move that is likely in violation of agreed-upon rules by the media companies that commission the exit polls. TVNewser Earlier Tuesday, Jon Stewart stopped by CNN for an interview with Christiane Amanpour. Stewart told Amanpour he didn’t vote because, having just moved out of New York State, he didn’t know where his polling place is. TVNewser On his live show Tuesday night, he took a moment to apologize, saying it should have been more clear that he was just kidding, and he did, in fact, vote. Mediaite Stephen Colbert decided to show up CNN, Fox News and MSNBC with some over-the-top midterm coverage of his own. Only his involved the dark arts, a giant cauldron and Colbert selling his soul to the devil himself. TVNewser Legendary NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw was making an appearance on MSNBC’s election coverage when suddenly it sounded like a fire alarm might be going off in the studio. Brokaw then surprised Rachel Maddow and pulled out a giant smartphone with the alarm ringing on full blast.

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Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu Recalls Panic of Stock Market Crash

domchu.jpgA veteran of Wall Street, Dominic Chu landed his gig as a markets reporter for Bloomberg Television with just his knowledge of finance and a stellar audition. And though he is relatively new to the media industry, he has covered his share of hard hitting news during his two years on the air, including the Flash Crash of 2010.

“It was definitely a very fast and furious situation,” Chu said in his Mediabistro interview. “Things were literally happening not in hours or minutes, but seconds sometimes. It was a bit of an adrenaline rush, because it was historic just by the sheer volatility. Probably one of the hardest parts was trying to stay calm and be able to deliver some kind of message that was understandable to the audience.”

Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Dominic Chu?

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Former Bloomberg TV VP Named NYC Media Group COO

nycmedia.pngThe NYC Media Group, which programs and manages NYCTV, has named Todd Asher chief operating officer. Asher, who previously worked at Bloomberg Television, will be in charge of the day-to-day programming for NYC Media Group’s broadcast, DTV and cable TV channels, its Web site and FM radio station.

“With its many media outlets, the NYC Media Group has a tremendous platform for providing vital information to residents and visitors of New York City,” Asher said. “I’m looking forward to building on the Bloomberg Administration’s successful use of technology to better deliver services and information to the public.”

Most recently, Asher worked as COO for The Core Club, a private membership organization, and he earned his traditional and new media chops as vice president of North and South America broadcast operations at Bloomberg TV.

“Having worked with him to build Bloomberg Television’s International Operations, I can’t wait to see what he will do for the NYC Media Group,” said Katherine Oliver, NYC Media Group’s CEO.

Full release after the jump

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