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The New York Times Loves NY1

The true test of a New Yorker? Ask them what they think of NY1. If they say that they don’t like the channel, or even hesitate to express their feelings, they are not a New Yorker.

NY1 is the TV soul of New York, and Pat Kiernan is our spiritual leader. And during Hurricane Sandy, The New York Times noticed that, and has lavished praise upon the lovable channel:

It [NY1] gave a disaster human scale, and also projected calm and authority as circumstances deteriorated. Major broadcast and cable networks abandoned their prime-time programming to cover the storm frenetically live, but only NY1’s coverage was unhurried. Over the course of the night, its broadcast became a comforting town square, the coverage not as improvisational as you might expect.

Yes, that’s right! The Times then went on to highlight several NY1ers, including Zack Fink, Jeanine Ramirez, Ruschell Boone, John Schiumo and Dean Meminger. Oh and of course the Times gave a shout out to Kiernan, who by  4:00 am Tuesday “was in a suit and tie behind the anchor desk, keeping the ship steady.”

NY1 Catches Staten Island Borough President Calling Lady Gaga a ‘Slut’

Now this is what you call an exclusive. NY1 was attending a meeting for an anti-drug campaign launched by Staten Island borough president James Molinaro, when he curiously targeted Lady Gaga with some pent-up rage.

Molinaro explained that the media (NY1 included, we assume) and celebrities were to blame for kids doing drugs. He then pointed to a picture of Gaga on a funny little piece of poster board that looked like it was created by a 13 year old, and said, “To me, she’s not an actress, she is a slut in the pure, in the pure meaning of the word.” Just in case you were wondering, a pure slut is always worse than a diluted slut.

NY1, sensing the scoop, immediately reached out to Gaga for comment. Sadly, they haven’t heard back yet.

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Remembering Victims of 9/11, 11 Years Later

We mark time as another year has elapsed since the 9/11 attacks. The 11th anniversary features the now-traditional, if not emotional, “reading of the names” of victim’s families at the World Trade Center. This is only the second time since 2001 that September 11 falls on a Tuesday.

If last year’s 10th anniversary was more solemn, today’s remembrance is more subdued. No public officials are participating. But, the TV stations are resuming coverage.

On Cable, NY1 and Verizon Fios 1 are going wall-to-wall. The other local channels provided the same feed–Channel 2/WCBS, Channel 4/WNBC, Channel 5/WNYW, Channel 7/WABC, Channel 9/WWOR, TV10 55/WLNY, and Channel 11/WPIX.

FishbowlNY is reposting links to our special 9/11 series that was published last year.

Happy 20th Birthday to NY1!

We were a couple months away from electing Bill Clinton to his first term as president. Time Warner Cable debuted a 24-hour channel, NY1. To blow out the 20 candles on the cake, NY1 got the “Empire State Building treatment.” Our sister site TVSpy reports the iconic structure was lit in the station’s blue and yellow colors yesterday.

NY1 mainstays Pat Kiernan and Roma Torre had a hand in the lighting ceremony. TVSpy has more on the story.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Dave Price Turns Dancing With The Stars Interview into Awkward Good Day New York Segment, August 18
  2. WPIX Blacked Out ‘Without Warning’ in Cablevision Homes, August 17
  3. Politico Removes Idiot Reporter from Covering Idiot Todd Akin, August 21
  4. FishbowlNY Poll: Readers Emphatically Want Greg Kelly Back on Good Day New York, August 16
  5. Tina Brown Defends Niall Ferguson, August 22
  6. Pat Kiernan (left), Best TV Person Ever, Rumored to Miss Out on Live! Co-Anchor Gig, August 21
  7. Chris Wragge ‘Flattered’ To Be Part of CBS Sports’ U.S. Open Tennis Coverage, August 16

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WNYW Sports Anchor Duke Castiglione Gets Multi-Year Extension

You’ll be seeing a lot more of sports anchor Duke Castiglione. Sources tell FishbowlNY that he has agreed to a multi-year extension with the Fox O&O. Since joining WNYW five years ago, Castiglione has covered every major sporting event. But none has been bigger than the New York Giants’ stirring Super Bowl XLII run. Castiglione capped the Giants’ dream season hosting the post-game show, and subsequent victory parade for Channel 5.

As the G-Men look toward a repeat, Castiglione, 39, will co-host the Giants season kick-off special, Defending the Throne, September 1 on sister station WWOR.

“Duke gives NY sports fans more than just scores and highlights; viewers get an all-access pass to their favorite sports teams,” WNYW news director Dianne Doctor, says. “His exceptional reporting continues to be an asset to our station and representative of our dedication to local sports coverage.”

Castiglione’s sports duties include hosting the long-running weekend wrap-up program Sports Extra, Sundays at 10:30 p.m. In addition, he covers Yankee post-games for Channel 9. The next game is August 14 versus the Texas Rangers.

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NY1 Reporter Attacked By Sheet-Wearing Snack Bandit

Here is your morning “Only in New York” moment. NY1 reporter Vivian Lee was busy preparing for a story in Cobble Hill when a woman, draped in a white sheet, climbed in an NY1 van and began using Lee’s make-up and eating snacks. According to DNA Info, when Lee asked the make-up marauder to leave, she allegedly punched Lee in the neck.

Thankfully the van’s driver was able to control the attacker until authorities arrived. “I’m okay,” Lee told DNA Info, after the incident.

No word on what kind of snacks the attacker went for first. If there were Milanos in the van, we could (almost) understand.

(H/T Daily Intel)

Eliot Spitzer Joins NY1′s Inside City Hall as ‘Wiseguy’

Since Eliot Spitzer had the “governor” dropped from his name, he’s made waves in broadcasting. His latest move in that path, Spitzer has been added to NY1′s political coverage. He began as a guest-host on MSNBC, before getting his own short-lived show on CNN, and in March got his own show on Current TV. And now he’s adding NY1′s Inside City Hall where he’ll be one of the program’s three “Wiseguys” along with former Mayor Ed Koch and former Senator Alfonse D’amato.

“I am delighted to be joining two of New York’s sharpest political minds to discuss the important issues of the day,” Spitzer says.

The trio will explore the biggest political issues beginning next week.

“Former Governor Eliot Spitzer is one of the smartest people I know,” Koch says. “His joining Wiseguys broadens its political insights. Welcome aboard, Eliot,” said Koch.

“Eliot will certainly add some spark to the Wiseguys. Look for more fireworks!” said D’Amato.

Spitzer was born and raised in the Bronx and is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

NY1′s Inside City Hall, hosted by Errol Louis, is telecast from 7 to 8 weeknights with a replay at 10pm.

New York Press Club Hands Out Annual Awards; The Associated Press Takes Top Honors

The Associated Press was the big winner today of the 2012 New York Press Club Awards for Journalism. The AP walked away with six awards including top prize, the Gold Keyboard Investigative Journalism Award for the series, “NYPD Spies on NYC.”

Finalists for the Gold Keyboard were Ian Urbina at The New York Times and Daniel Golden and Oliver Staley at Bloomberg News.

NY1 won the coveted Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York trophy for One on 1 with Budd Mishkin: A Look Back at 2011.

Finalist for the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter was WCBS 880 reporter/anchor Alex Silverman.

The winner for Best Headline and Front Page in the magazine category went to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, while Newsday took home for newspaper.

For Best Business Reporting, Bloomberg TV with anchors Carole Massar, Matt Miller, and Carole Zimmer was victorious. Bloomberg also won in the magazine division.

Best Business Reporting among newspapers goes to The Wall Street Journal.

In the Consumer Reporting category, chalk another for the mayor’s media empire, as Bloomberg News wins in the NewsWire division.

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NY1 Heads to Cuba for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Trial

NY1 is covering the trial of self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. This weekend, reporter Bobby Cuza, assigned last year as the station’s lead correspondent on the terror attacks, treks to Cuba for Mohammed’s arraignment.

Cuza will provide first-hand coverage of Saturday’s arraignment. He’ll also profile victim’s family members, traveling to Cuba to witness the next chapter in the 9/11 saga.

His reports, “9/11: The Trial,” will run tomorrow through Sunday on NY1.

Cuza gave viewers daily reports for months leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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