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Dick Cavett, Keith Olbermann Stir NYDN ‘Yellow Journalism’ Debate

During an interview today with HuffPost Live, Dick Cavett told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that he holds, ultimately, New York Daily News readers accountable for the Robin Williams August 13 front page derided around the world:

“This is the kind of crap that sells tabloid newspapers and there isn’t much you can do about it because the public rewards it by buying it and eating it up,” Cavett said. “It’s none of your damn business what his details were but it’s something we must live with.”

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Meanwhile, Daily News sports media columnist Bob Raissman labeled Keith Olbermann a “hypocrite” for Twitter-raging about the front page and deeming his newspaper colleagues “heartless bastards.” From his column:

Like a lover scorned, Olbermann is obsessed with the Daily News. And when he rips us, viewers actually awake from their slumber and listen. Olbermann needs to keep his base engaged. His audience has shrunk by 21,000 viewers since the end of April.

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HuffPost Live Freestyles a Few Celebrity Guests

Today’s reminder of the vertiginous subject-matter range of the Internet in general and The Huffington Post in particular is a mash-up of recent HuffPost Live celebrity guest appearances. Seriously… When’s the last time your print newspaper converged into the same article Snoop Dogg, David Lee Roth and Questlove?

Thanks to an appearance by Wayne Brady, a portion of the video above doubles as a bonus sketch from the CW-revived Whose Line Is It Anyway?. A number of additional folks make appearances; watch the video to see who.

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Anti-Colbert Hashtag Activist Has a New Target: HuffPost Live

Slate political reporter David Weigel provides a good rundown of the #CancelColbert brouhaha spearheaded by 23-year-old freelance writer Suey Park. Some material on Wednesday’s edition, followed by an insensitive tweet from the Comedy Central official stream, led Park to a very effective viral protest.

Now, there’s more trouble brewing. Brought on to HuffPost Live today to discuss all this with Josh Zepps, Park is tweeting up a new storm:

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The Dalai Lama to Appear on HuffPost Live

Dalai Lama GThe Dalai Lama is getting his Huffington Post on. The spiritual leader is going to take part in a HuffPost Live interview tomorrow, Wednesday February 26, at 11 am ET.

The conversation will be live-streamed across all of the HuffPost’s sites, including its international editions. Willow Bay, a senior editor at HuffPost, will be asking Lama (is that his preferred moniker? Maybe Big D? We have no idea) questions about all sorts of subjects, including mindfulness, technology’s impact on our culture, and more.

Let’s just hope the segment doesn’t include Lama side boob.

You can watch the live interview here.

HuffPost Reaches One Billion Video Views

HuffPost Live, the video site from Huffington Post, has reached a major milestone: One billion video views. The site also grabbed a record high 111 million video views and 22 million unique visitors in January. That’s a jump of 226 percent and 126 percent, respectively, compared to last year.

Roy  Sekoff, president and co-creator of HuffPost Live, said that he was pleased with the numbers because it showed that if you produce quality content, the visitors will follow.

“I’m especially proud that we have been able to tally so many views while simultaneously producing high-quality, award-winning work,” he said, in a statement. “That’s the one-two punch we envisioned when we first pitched HuffPost Live — so to see it coming to fruition is deeply satisfying.”

It’s unclear if Sekoff was referring to the video of a testicle-eating fish when he mentioned “high-quality, award-winning work,” but he probably was.

HuffPost Live Executive Producer Shares Her ‘Hard-Learned Lessons’

AllisonGirvinControlRoomThere’s a helpful post today on Maria Shriver‘s site The Shriver Report. It comes from Allison Girvin, executive producer of HuffPost Live.

Girvin prefaces her nine informal edicts for fellow female broadcast journalists with the admission that she has come to most of her professional wisdom via trial-and-error. She warns that it remains harder for women in the business than it does for their male counterparts:

You will be asked to take the notes at meetings because you are the only woman in the room, even though you’re also the most senior person there. Your boss will forget to invite you to happy hours even though he remembers to invite the rest of your (all male) team. I can’t tell you how often I’ve been asked if I’m the secretary. The higher you climb, the worse it gets…

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Say Hello to HuffPost Live’s Testicle-Eating Little Friend

This is pretty impressive for a bizarre underwater creature that has been adopted by an NYC media company but has yet to be personally named.

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The scaly star in question is scheduled to appear on HuffPost Live this afternoon at 5:45 p.m. ET and currently has a hashtagged campaign rolling on its behalf. If you think you have the perfect name for this testicle-eating pacu creature adopted as a HuffPost Live pet, tweet the 24/7 content gang with the hashtag #pacu.

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HuffPost Live Laying Off Staff And Shuttering LA Office as It Expands Internationally (The Verge)
According to several sources familiar with the matter, HuffPost Live will be shutting down its Los Angeles office. About 20 staffers worked at the LA outpost, and a number of those losing their positions on the West Coast will be offered the opportunity to move east and join the HuffPost Live team in New York. Los Angeles Business Journal The studio launched last summer to supply four hours of daily programming for HuffPost Live. The programming features discussions about current events, with some coming from studios in New York and Washington. TheWrap / MediaAlley Huffington Post told TheWrap that more than two-thirds of HuffPost Live’s L.A. staff were offered positions in New York. The LA operation had 26 staffers, putting the cutbacks below 10. TVNewser HuffPost Live has lost a number of hosts in recent months, mostly to the world of TV news. Alicia Menendez joined Fusion, Abby Hunstman joined MSNBC and Jacob Soboroff joined Pivot. While it has been transformative in terms of the content it presents, its live viewership has remained low, instead relying heavily on after-the-fact tune-in.

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HuffPost Alums Pivot to Late Night Talk Show Aimed at Millenials

You may most recently remember him, Jacob Soboroff, from the west coast end of HuffPost Live. She, Cara Santa Maria, is a former senior science correspondent for The Huffington Post and host of embedded HuffPo Web series Talk Nerdy To Me.

Together the pair are now co-hosting TakePart Live, the weekday late-night talk show component (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT) of Participant Media’s new TV network Pivot, which launched yesterday. The pair looked comfortable on their handsome new set as they discussed – yes, live – Edward Snowden and various other topics.

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Arianna Huffington Responds to Mayor’s LAT Suggestion

During a half-hour Wednesday sit-down with HuffPost Live Los Angeles co-host Jacob Soboroff, newly minted mayor elect Eric Garcetti at one point made a funny throwaway observation. Instead of Rupert, Charles/David or Eli, how about Arianna Huffington as the new owner of the LA Times, he mused.

FishbowlNY put in a request today to HP-HQ for Arianna’s reaction, but she {sniff} opted for the broader pulpit of Twitter:

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