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Lauren Skowronski Leaving MSNBC - Posted July 16, 2014
MSNBC's VP of Media Relations Lauren Skowronski is leaving the network to become VP of Corporate Communications at NBC Universal. In a press release issued by NBCUniversal today, the network announced Skowronski... [TVNewser]

Juju Chang Named Anchor of 'Nightline' - Posted March 27, 2014
As Cynthia McFadden packs for NBC, ABC is wasting no time in announcing her replacement at "Nightline." ABC lifer ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Fires Author of 'Unacceptable' Tweet, Phil Griffin Apologizes to RNC Chair - Posted January 30, 2014
Responding to RNC Chair Reince Priebus' demand for an apology over an offensive twe... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Changes 'Will Strengthen the Flow of our Programming,' Says Griffin - Posted January 27, 2014
News in the morning. Opinion in the afternoon. That sums up the changes coming to MSNBC's daytime schedule. The network's progressive turn, which is a proven success in the evenings, will now begin much earlier, at 1pmET as di... [TVNewser]

Phil Griffin: Recent Controversial Comments Don't Define MSNBC - Posted January 15, 2014
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said he won't allow his network to be defined by a recent c... [TVNewser]

How Far is Too Far for MSNBC Hosts? - Posted January 12, 2014
Jon Friedman, writing for the New York Post, thinks MSNBC is in "a mighty mess" following a lackluster 2013 in the ratings department and the messy departure of two high-profile hosts -- ... [TVNewser]

Rotating Cast to Host MSNBC's Noon Hour - Posted January 8, 2014
Ari Melber, of MSNBC's "The Cycle," will be among a rotating cast of hosts for the network's Noon hour, when Alex Wagner moves t... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Disputes Report Rachel Maddow Influences Management, Personnel Decisions - Posted January 6, 2014
MSNBC is disputing a National Review Online report that suggests Rachel Maddow holds significant power in both network edito... [TVNewser]

Howard Kurtz Asks If MSNBC Developing 'Culture' of 'Harsh Personal Attacks' - Posted January 3, 2014
In a column for Foxnews.com, "MediaBuzz" host Howard Kurtz delves into MSNBC's recent string of ... [TVNewser]

Report: Thomas Roberts Tapped to Host 'Way Too Early' on MSNBC - Posted January 2, 2014
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts will be waking up earlier, tapped to host "Way Too Early" at 5:30am, The Daily Caller ... [Fishbowl NY]

Report: Thomas Roberts Tapped to Host 'Way Too Early' on MSNBC - Posted January 2, 2014
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts will be waking up earlier, tapped to host "Way Too Early" at 5:30am, The Daily Caller ... [FishbowlNY]

Report: Thomas Roberts Tapped to Host 'Way Too Early' on MSNBC - Posted January 2, 2014
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts will be waking up earlier, tapped to host "Way Too Early" at 5:30am, The Daily Caller ... [TVNewser]

5 Media Trends to Leave Behind in 2014 - Posted January 2, 2014
Helloooo 2014! It's a new year and a fresh start. Good riddance to 2013, a year of political in-fighting, economic stagnation, foolish government antics, and annoying media trends. That last item is of particular concern to us here at FishbowlDC. In fact, we've pulled together the top 5 media trends... [FishbowlDC]

Melissa Harris-Perry Apologizes for Poking Fun at Romney Family Photo - Posted December 31, 2013
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized this morning via Twitter for her show poking fun at a Romney family photo that included his recently adopted African-American grandchild. I am sorry. Without reservation or qualification. I apologize to the Romney family. #MHPapology -- Melissa Harri... [TVNewser]

The 10 Biggest TV News Stories of 2013 - Posted December 23, 2013
How to describe a year in which TV news had more turnovers than Pepperidge Farm? Business as usual. The dramatic departures and arrivals of A-List talent weren't the only big story of 2013, of course. Two new networks launched. Fox News made some major changes in its prime-time line... [TVNewser]

Alex Wagner Moving to 4pm on MSNBC - Posted December 20, 2013
First on TVNewser: Alex Wagner will be the new 4pmET host on MSNBC starting January 13, TVNewser has learned. Wagner takes over the hour from Martin Bashir... [TVNewser]

Maddow to Pen Column for WaPo - Posted December 11, 2013
In something of a backwards move in this day and age, a TV personality is taking on a print gig. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC fame will be writing a monthly column for The Washington Post, according to a memo from Editorial Page Ed... [FishbowlDC]

Brian Stelter Makes 'Reliable Sources' Debut - Posted December 8, 2013
Brian Stelter, who filled in a few times on "Reliable Sources" the last few months, made his debut as host of the CNN media criticism show this morning. Stelter covered this week's revolving media door, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Brian Stelter Makes 'Reliable Sources' Debut - Posted December 8, 2013
Brian Stelter, who filled in a few times on "Reliable Sources" the last few months, made his debut as host of the CNN media criticism show this morning. Stelter covered this week's revolving media door, ... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Stelter Makes 'Reliable Sources' Debut - Posted December 8, 2013
Brian Stelter, who filled in a few times on "Reliable Sources" the last few months, made his debut as host of the CNN media criticism show this morning. Stelter covered this week's revolving media door, ... [TVNewser]

Your Final Pick for MSNBC's 4pm Host Is... - Posted December 6, 2013
MSNBC's 4pmET time slot opened earlier this week after Martin Bashir ... [Fishbowl NY]

Your Final Pick for MSNBC's 4pm Host Is... - Posted December 6, 2013
MSNBC's 4pmET time slot opened earlier this week after Martin Bashir ... [FishbowlNY]

Your Final Pick for MSNBC's 4pm Host Is... - Posted December 6, 2013
MSNBC's 4pmET time slot opened earlier this week after Martin Bashir ... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin on Martin Bashir Resignation: 'Accept His Apology' and 'Move on' - Posted December 5, 2013
In the wake of Martin Bashir's resignation, Sarah Pa... [TVNewser]

Your Vote For The New MSNBC 4pm Host Is... - Posted December 5, 2013
MSNBC's 4pmET time slot opened yesterday after Martin Bashir ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Bashir Resigns | Sambolin Out At CNN | Shakeup at HLN? - Posted December 5, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Bashir Resigns | Sambolin Out At CNN | Shakeup at HLN? - Posted December 5, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Who Should Be The Next MSNBC 4pm Host? - Posted December 4, 2013
The revolving door swings again at MSNBC. Martin Bashir's resignation today is the second high-profile departure of a network host in the last week. Alec Baldwin's "Up Late" ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 2 - Posted December 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 279 | MSNBC: 149 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 99 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 98 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 2 - Posted December 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 279 | MSNBC: 149 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 99 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 98 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 2 - Posted December 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 279 | MSNBC: 149 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 99 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 98 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Out at MSNBC - Posted December 4, 2013
Breaking: MSNBC host Martin Bashir is leaving the network. Bashir hasn't been on the air since Nov. 22. MSNBC said he was on a pre... [TVNewser]

George H. W. Bush Yahoo!ed More than Anthony Weiner - Posted December 3, 2013
Sometimes you think you know a country, and then -Wham! -they go and do something that surprises you. Yahoo! has released their list of Top Most Searched Politicos of 2013 and the results are, well, actually rather obvious for the most part. The big surprise though is that despite sending nakey... [FishbowlDC]

Bashir Watch - Posted December 2, 2013
Dylan Byers reports that Martin Bashir... [PRNewser]

Bashir Watch - Posted December 2, 2013
Dylan Byers reports that Martin Bashir... [FishbowlDC]

Sorry is Easy. In the Case of Martin Bashir, Suspension Seems to be the Hardest Word - Posted November 25, 2013
Judging strictly by precedent at MSNBC, if Martin Bashir had called Sarah Palin a 'cocksucking fag,' 'right wing slut,' 'dick,' 'pimp,' or 'nappy headed h... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin on 'Fox News Sunday' to Discuss Martin Bashir - Posted November 23, 2013
Sarah Palin will be on "Fox News Sunday" to talk about -- among other things -- the vile comments leveled at her by MSNBC ... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin on 'Fox News Sunday' to Discuss Martin Bashir - Posted November 23, 2013
Sarah Palin will be on "Fox News Sunday" to talk about -- among other things -- the vile comments leveled at her by MSNBC ... [Fishbowl NY]

Sarah Palin on 'Fox News Sunday' to Discuss Martin Bashir - Posted November 23, 2013
Sarah Palin will be on "Fox News Sunday" to talk about -- among other things -- the vile comments leveled at her by MSNBC ... [FishbowlNY]

President Obama Hosts Off-Record Meeting With MSNBC Hosts, Fox's Juan Williams - Posted November 22, 2013
President Obama held an off-the-record meeting yesterday with liberal commentators including MSNBC's Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell, ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, November 20 - Posted November 21, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 294 | MSNBC: 148 | CNN: 97 | HLN: 67 Primetime: FNC: 456 | MSNBC: 229 | CNN: 111 | HLN: 103 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [Fishbowl NY]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [FishbowlNY]

Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin 'Won't Come On,' Wants to Give 'A Speech' - Posted November 21, 2013
In a segment about embattled MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir last night, Bill O'Reilly had news for ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, November 19 - Posted November 20, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 139 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 73 Primetime: FNC: 450 | MSNBC: 257 | CNN: 157 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, November 19 - Posted November 20, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 139 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 73 Primetime: FNC: 450 | MSNBC: 257 | CNN: 157 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, November 19 - Posted November 20, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 139 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 73 Primetime: FNC: 450 | MSNBC: 257 | CNN: 157 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin Reportedly Cancels NBC Interview Over Martin Bashir Remarks - Posted November 20, 2013
Sarah Palin has canceled an interview with Matt Lauer "as a protest against NBC for not taking action against [Martin] Bashir," Fox News' ... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Apologizes to Sarah Palin for Vile Slur: My Words 'Brought Shame' - Posted November 19, 2013
Martin Bashir apologized to Sarah Palin and his MSNBC colleagues yesterday, responding to the firestorm following comments he made last week. "I wanted to take this opportun... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, November 1 - Posted November 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 255| MSNBC: 151 | CNN: 147 | HLN: 73 Primetime: FNC: 398 | MSNBC: 241 | CNN: 201| HLN: 82 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10/10:30p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Shuffles Around The Cities Of Upstate New York - Posted August 14, 2013
On MSNBC's "Martin Bashir," it appears that someone decided to "remix" upstate New York. Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton were moved away from their actual locations in western and central New York, and placed near the borders of Massachusetts and Vermont. Pennsylvanians can take solace knowing that Scranton was located somewhat closer... [TVNewser]

July 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Fourth in Total Day, Third in Primetime - Posted July 30, 2013
MSNBC continued to struggle in July, placing fourth among the cable news networks in Total Day and third in primetime. The network experienced across-the-board declines in both Total Day and primetime compared to the ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 8 - Posted June 7, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 283 | MSNBC: 83 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 400 | MSNBC: 129 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 170 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 8 - Posted June 7, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 283 | MSNBC: 83 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 400 | MSNBC: 129 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 170 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

May 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Hits Six-Year Low in Primetime - Posted May 29, 2013
MSNBC's ratings woes continued in May. The network dropped to fourth place among the cable news channels this month, hitting a six-year low in primetime and a four-year low i... [TVNewser]

April 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Doesn't See Boston Ratings Bump - Posted April 30, 2013
April 2013 was a big news month, but while some of MSNBC's dayside news programs saw ratings bumps, overall the network was flat or down compared to 2012 in both primetime and total day. The ratings for April, 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): Primetime (M... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted April 8, 2013
(A sprinkling of what we think you ought to know...) New conservative publication brands itself with Bush slogan-- Rare, an online news site for "today's conservatives," makes its ... [FishbowlDC]

Q1 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Holds On to #2 - Posted April 2, 2013
MSNBC continued as the number two cable news network in the first quarter of 2013, second only to Fox News in both Total Day and primetime. But like the competition, MSNBC is down across the board compared to the year-ago quarter. The ratings for Q1 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, March 27 - Posted March 28, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 252 | MSNBC: 131 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 150 Primetime: FNC: 263 | MSNBC: 226 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 178 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Life After Cable News: Dylan Ratigan Starting 'Organic Farm Incubator' - Posted March 20, 2013
Proof that there is life after cable news: former CNBC and MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan is starting a second act, and it involves organic hydroponic farms. ... [TVNewser]

Cable News Reports on the Death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez - Posted March 5, 2013
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Cable News Reports on the Death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez - Posted March 5, 2013
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Cable News Reports on the Death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez - Posted March 5, 2013
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February 2013 Ratings: Dayside Strong For MSNBC, But Primetime Slips - Posted February 26, 2013
February 2013 wasn't bad for MSNBC, especially considering all the political news a year ago. The cable channel generally saw declines (as its competition did), but was the only channel to be flat in the adults 25-54 demo in primetime, and remained number two behind FNC. The ratings for Febru... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper's New Show is Called 'The Lead' - Posted February 12, 2013
He's got an executive producer now Jake Tapper's new 4pm show has a name: "The Lead." "The Lead" launche... [TVNewser]

Heckled or Not Heckled? MSNBC is Looking into Selective Editing, Other Nets Too - Posted January 30, 2013
MSNBC is facing criticism today about the editing of a portion of the legislative hearing on guns in Hartford, CT earlier this week. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Heckled or Not Heckled? MSNBC is Looking into Selective Editing, Other Nets Too - Posted January 30, 2013
MSNBC is facing criticism today about the editing of a portion of the legislative hearing on guns in Hartford, CT earlier this week. ... [FishbowlNY]

January 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Up Big Over Last Year - Posted January 29, 2013
MSNBC had an extremely strong start to 2013, posting significant ratings gains in just about every hour. In primetime, every single show was up compared to January 2012 in broth total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demo. The ratings for January, 2013: Pri... [TVNewser]

After-Party: MSNBC's Thomas Roberts, Hubby, Pose With MC Hammer - Posted January 22, 2013
The party was only just getting hopping for many media types when President Obama called it a night just after 10 p.m. Monday night. After the official Inaugural balls, TV personalities, singers and actors jumped over to the W Hotel for the Electronic Arts' after-party. It was hosted ... [FishbowlDC]

Brain Tumor Kept Martin Bashir Out of Work - Posted January 22, 2013
It was reported in 2008 that MSNBC's Martin Bashir has a brain tumor. The illness is still there and causing problems. "I have a brain tumor," Bashir told FishbowlDC last night when asked why he was absent from hi... [FishbowlDC]

Things You May Not Have Heard or Seen During Inauguration Coverage - Posted January 22, 2013
We kept the posts going yesterday -- from girl power on the Hill, to Frank Luntz's appearance on NBC to Al Roker's Obama ... [TVNewser]

Final 11:35 'Nightline' Is Tonight - Posted January 7, 2013
It's not very often a number show is moved out of its timeslot by network execs, but that's what's happening at ABC as "Nightline" moves from 11:35pm to 12:35am beginning tomorrow night making room for "Jimmey Kimmel Live" after the late local news. "Nightline" was born out of the Iranian Hostage Crisis.... [TVNewser]

2012 Ratings: Election Powers MSNBC To Record Ratings - Posted January 4, 2013
2012 was a banner year for MSNBC, with the network seeing by far the most growth of all the cable news channels. The network placed second in both total and demo viewers in both primetime and total day. The ratings for 2012: Primetime (Mon-Sun): 905,000 total viewers / 287,000 A25-54 ... [TVNewser]

November 2012 Ratings: MSNBC Doubles Audience in Past Year - Posted November 28, 2012
MSNBC rode the wave of Pres. Obama's re-election doubling the number of younger viewers who watched primetime in Nov. '11. MSNBC was up +108% in A25-54 viewers in primetime (8-11pm). The network -- #2 behind Fox News -- ... [TVNewser]

Krauthammer Called Ugly Again - Posted November 21, 2012
Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer can't seem to catch a break. Within two weeks he's been mocked by liberals for the way his face looks. Earlier this month on his MSNBC show ... [FishbowlDC]

NYU Prof. Jay Rosen, Nerd Extraordinaire, Declares Luke Russert Unsuitable for NBC - Posted November 16, 2012
As the expression goes, those who can, do. Those who can't, teach, right? Enter NYU Professor and blogger Jay Rosen, who make... [PRNewser]

NYU Prof. Jay Rosen, Nerd Extraordinaire, Declares Luke Russert Unsuitable for NBC - Posted November 16, 2012
As the expression goes, those who can, do. Those who can't, teach, right? Enter NYU Professor and blogger Jay Rosen, who make... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 15, 2012
Quotes of the Day Reporter gets scolded by stranger "A crazy lady at the bus stop started yelling I was torturing her by using my iPhone. It tortures me too lady!" -- Politico's Kat... [FishbowlDC]

How's 'The Cycle' Doing on MSNBC? - Posted July 11, 2012
In its first two weeks on the air, MSNBC's "The Cycle," made up of an ensemble of hosts including Toure, S.E. Cupp, ... [TVNewser]

David Corn Chops GOP Hair on Capitol Hill - Posted June 29, 2012
Granted, Mother Jones' Washington Bureau and MSNBC political analyst ... [FishbowlDC]

Did Politico's Joe Williams Just Bury Himself? - Posted June 27, 2012
Politico White House Correspondent Joseph Williams spoke out on Current TV's "Full Court Press" this morning for the first time since his publication suspended him for ra... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC's New 3PM Show: 'The Cycle' - Posted June 21, 2012
MSNBC has finalized its plans for its new 3 PM show. It will be called "The Cycle," and will be a panel ensemble show hosted by MSNBC contributors S.E... [Fishbowl NY]

MSNBC's New 3PM Show: 'The Cycle' - Posted June 21, 2012
MSNBC has finalized its plans for its new 3 PM show. It will be called "The Cycle," and will be a panel ensemble show hosted by MSNBC contributors S.E... [FishbowlNY]

MSNBC To Rotate Hosts At 3 PM - Posted June 18, 2012
At the end of the month MSNBC will have a hole to fill at 3 PM, following the departure of Dylan Ratigan and Martin Bashir's move to 4 PM. In its place, at least at th... [TVNewser]

What Does MSNBC Have Planned For 3 PM? - Posted June 12, 2012
With Dylan Ratigan departing MSNBC later this month, and Martin... [TVNewser]

Dylan Ratigan Leaving MSNBC - Posted June 10, 2012
After three years at MSNBC, Dylan Ratigan is leaving the network to pursue opportunities outside the television business. Ratigan, the 4pmET host, will anchor his final show on June 22. In a note to MNSBC staffers... [Fishbowl NY]

Dylan Ratigan Leaving MSNBC - Posted June 10, 2012
After three years at MSNBC, Dylan Ratigan is leaving the network to pursue opportunities outside the television business. Ratigan, the 4pmET host, will anchor his final show on June 22. In a note to MNSBC staffers... [FishbowlNY]

Dylan Ratigan Leaving MSNBC - Posted June 10, 2012
After three years at MSNBC, Dylan Ratigan is leaving the network to pursue opportunities outside the television business. Ratigan, the 4pmET host, will anchor his final show on June 22. In a note to MNSBC staffers... [TVNewser]

George Zimmerman Charged with 2nd-Degree Murder - Posted April 11, 2012
The cable networks went into overdrive this evening with the news that George Zimmerman was in police custody a... [TVNewser]

Bill Maher's Surprising First Guest On His First Talk Show? Roger Ailes - Posted April 9, 2012
New York magazine profiles comedian and raconteur Bill Maher, and reveals a surprising fact about the first guest on the first taping of Maher's Comedy Central s... [TVNewser]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [Fishbowl NY]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [FishbowlNY]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [TVNewser]

2011 TVNewser Challenge: The Results - Posted December 29, 2011
Time for the results of the TVNewser Challenge. One year ago, we asked, and you answered, making predictions for the Year in TV News. And just to let you, we'll publish our 2012 TVNewser Challenge tomorrow afternoon. Where will Katie Couric be working at the end of 2011? CBS News -- ... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [Fishbowl NY]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [FishbowlNY]

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their 'Spirit' - Posted October 20, 2011
People across the country today participated in "Spirit Day," wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 16, 2011
Quotes of the Day Introductions... ... [FishbowlDC]

Martin Bashir Uses 'Go The F*ck to Sleep' to Explain Debt Ceiling Battle - Posted July 27, 2011
There have been many attempts by TV news reporters and anchors to try and explain the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. Only one of those attempts, however, included an excerpt from the "children's" book Go the F*ck to Sleep. MSNBC's Martin Bashir used the book as a metaphor for the battle, saying "maybe... [Fishbowl NY]

Martin Bashir Uses 'Go The F*ck to Sleep' to Explain Debt Ceiling Battle - Posted July 27, 2011
There have been many attempts by TV news reporters and anchors to try and explain the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. Only one of those attempts, however, included an excerpt from the "children's" book Go the F*ck to Sleep. MSNBC's Martin Bashir used the book as a metaphor for the battle, saying "maybe... [FishbowlNY]

Martin Bashir Uses 'Go The F*ck to Sleep' to Explain Debt Ceiling Battle - Posted July 27, 2011
There have been many attempts by TV news reporters and anchors to try and explain the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. Only one of those attempts, however, included an excerpt from the "children's" book Go the F*ck to Sleep. MSNBC's Martin Bashir used the book as a metaphor for the battle, saying "maybe... [TVNewser]

NBC Names Joy-Ann Reid MSNBC Contributor and Managing Editor of theGrio.com - Posted July 21, 2011
NBC News has hired Joy-Ann Reid, a broadcast veteran who has worked in television and radio since 1998, as an MSNBC contributor and managing editor of theGrio.com. Reid replaces David Wilson, who has been bumped up to executive editor the NBC African-American video news site he founded in 1999. Reid, who is... [TVNewser]

Hacking Scandal Update: FNC Still Offers Least Coverage, But Was First with BSkyB News - Posted July 14, 2011
With the News Corp. hacking scandal creeping onto U.S. shores thanks to calls for investigation by high-profile politicians, it continues to get extensive coverage on U.S. cable news. Fox News Channel, which is owned by News Corp., has continued to offer the least coverage of the scandal, according to TVEyes. Yesterday the... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 8, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [PRNewser]

'The Last Word' Gets A New Home - Posted June 16, 2011
MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Contessa Brewer dealing with 'a very difficult reality' - Posted June 16, 2011
Sad news to report. On her Facebook page, MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer announced that she lost the baby she was carrying. In April, her MSNBC colleague Martin Bashir... [TVNewser]

Royal Wedding Viewer Guide: Where to Watch - Posted April 28, 2011
Have you heard? There is some sort of wedding happening tomorrow. Yes, the broadcast and cable news organizations are all planning coverage of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton tomorrow morning, with most beginning at 4 ... [TVNewser]

Daily Caller and ATR Bask in Breitbart - Posted April 22, 2011
Apparently Ann Coulter isn't the only one who sends her book covers to ... [FishbowlDC]

Glenn Beck: 'MSNBC. I mean how long does that stay in business like that?' - Posted April 22, 2011
The media -- specifically MSNBC -- was a big topic last night as Glenn Beck went on Bill O'Reilly's show. The conversation kicked off with a clip from Andrew Breitbart's interview with ... [TVNewser]

The Breitbart-Ratigan-Shuster-Bashir affair ... to sell books - Posted April 21, 2011
Try to keep up. Andrew Breitbart went on Dylan Ratigan's MSNBC show Tuesday. Critics say Ratigan was soft. Breitbart returned to MSNBC Wednesday to tape an interview with Martin Bashir, who wasn't soft at all. In between there was an inter... [TVNewser]

Former MSNBC Anchor David Shuster Trades Barbs With Dylan Ratigan Over Andrew Breitbart Interview - Posted April 20, 2011
Conservative activist, author and pundit Andrew Breitbart is making the media rounds in New York this week. He spoke with CNN's Eliot Spitzer and MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan yesterday. ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer Pregnant - Posted April 15, 2011
MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer is expecting her first child. Brewer formally announced the news with a post on her Facebook page: ... [TVNewser]

NBCUniversal's Royal Wedding Plans: Everyone Goes to London - Posted March 28, 2011
NBCUniversal announced its coverage plans of the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, and NBC News and MSNBC play a big part. Just about every NBCU network will have wedding coverage, including NBC, MSNBC, E!, Bravo, Telemundo and even The Weather Channel. ... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir: Reggae Master - Posted March 26, 2011
MSNBC afternoon anchor Martin Bashir gets interviewed by the folks at NBCU Direct. In the video below Bashir talks about his love for Reggae music, and the new album of originals he is about to release. Bashir traveled to Jamaica to sit in on recording sessions with many of the vocalists. ... [TVNewser]

WSJ: CNN Sending 400 Staffers to Cover Royal Wedding - Posted March 18, 2011
The Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is expected to be a huge television draw next month, so all news organizations are spending significant resources on covering the event. We already reported that MSNBC ... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Debuts His MSNBC Show - Posted March 1, 2011
At 3 PM ET yesterday, Martin Bashir debuted his eponymous MSNBC program. The show is formatted much like the other daytime news programs, but with a little more room for Bashir to add his own spin to things, and to cover topics that are in his whe... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir MSNBC Show Debuts Feb. 28; Thomas Roberts to Anchor 11am Hour - Posted February 18, 2011
Martin Bashir's MSNBC show will finally hit the airwaves Monday, February 28, at 3pmET. The network also announced that Thomas Roberts, who has been filling in at 3... [Fishbowl NY]

Martin Bashir MSNBC Show Debuts Feb. 28; Thomas Roberts to Anchor 11am Hour - Posted February 18, 2011
Martin Bashir's MSNBC show will finally hit the airwaves Monday, February 28, at 3pmET. The network also announced that Thomas Roberts, who has been filling in at 3... [FishbowlNY]

When is Martin Bashir's show going to debut? - Posted January 21, 2011
Martin Bashir who left ABC News for MSNBC last June is still waiting in the wings at the peacock cable network. Bashir joined MSNBC... [TVNewser]

Thomas Roberts to Anchor 3 PM Hour in December for MSNBC - Posted December 1, 2010
It seems that Thomas Roberts' star is rising at MSNBC. The anchor filled in for "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann during his suspension a few weeks back, and has been appearing regularly during the dayside... [TVNewser]

Bob Morrissey Joins MSNBC as EP of Martin Bashir's Upcoming Dayside Hour - Posted November 19, 2010
•MSNBC has named Bob Morrissey executive producer for Martin Bashir's upcoming daytime program. Morrissey had been the head writer and coordinating producer for ABC's "Good Morning America." He had been with "GMA" since 2002, and before that served as writer/producer... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Makes MSNBC Debut - Posted November 16, 2010
His daytime show may not yet have a premiere date, but MSNBC's Martin Bashir has finally made his debut on the network. Bashir was a guest on "Andrea Mitchell Reports" during the 1 PM hour today, to talk about ... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Asks Guests to 'Lean Forward' at Launch Party - Posted October 29, 2010
Last night MSNBC held a launch party for its "Lean Forward" branding campaign at 7 World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. Held on the 49th floor of the building, the room had floor to ceiling windows that offered a beautiful unobstructed view of the midtown skyline and a more sobering one... [TVNewser]

2pm MSNBC slot has a name: 'News Nation wth Tamron Hall' - Posted October 11, 2010
The 2pmET timeslot on MSNBC now has a name: "News Nation with Tamron Hall" debuted today. This is the show Donald Trump hinted at last month when he wa... [TVNewser]

'Jansing & Company' Debuts Monday - Posted October 1, 2010
As part of a revamping of daytime programs, it was just announced on MSNBC that "Jansing and Company" premieres Monday ta 10amEt. As TVNewser reported a few weeks ago, the two-hour show will be lead by longtime MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing along with new hire, former HLN anchor ... [TVNewser]

Donald Trump to Tamron Hall: 'I Hear You're Getting a New Show' - Posted September 9, 2010
It started out as just another routine, cross-promotional interview. Donald Trump appeared on MSNBC this morning to discuss the upcoming season of NBC's The Apprentice, which will feature out-of-work contestants. ... [TVNewser]

Bill Weir says Goodbye to Mornings and Hello to 'Nightline' - Posted August 9, 2010
ABC's Bill Weir signed off from his nearly six-year run as co-anchor of "Good Morning America" weekend yesterday. And tonight he begins his new role as "Nightline" co-anchor. Weir is taking over for Martin Bashir who signed off ... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' to Debut First Primetime Series - Posted August 5, 2010
For the very first time, ABC News' "Nightline" will be presenting a series airing in primetime television. The late-night news program will launch "Nightline Prime" on August 19th (at 10pm) for a four episode run. Another ABC News series, "Boston Med," will wrap up its own primetime run in that timeslot... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Says Goodbye on 'Nightline' - Posted August 4, 2010
Last night's edition of "Nightline" was the last for Martin Bashir, who will be moving on to MSNBC and NBC... [TVNewser]

Richard Lui joins MSNBC - Posted August 2, 2010
TVNewser has learned Richard Lui has joined MSNBC as a dayside anchor. As we first reported last month, Lui left HLN after 5 years with the CNN network. Most recently, Lui anchored the 10amET... [TVNewser]

One Thing You Didn't Know About Martin Bashir - Posted July 31, 2010
As we reported, ABC "Nightline" anchor Martin Bashir is leaving ABC News for new oppor... [TVNewser]

Who Should Get the Weekend GMA Co-Anchor Job? - Posted July 26, 2010
Seems like we just asked that question, but here goes again. With Bill Weir leaving the weekend editions of "Good Morning America" and heading to co-co-anchor "Nightline" ... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir's Email to ABC Colleagues - Posted July 22, 2010
Soon-to-be MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir sent a note to his "Nightline" colleagues this morning telling them he was leaving the show and ABC News. I wanted to let you know, as my close working colleagues for a considerable period of time, that I will be joini... [TVNewser]

Late Night Ratings: Week of July 12 - Posted July 22, 2010
NBC's "Tonight Show" was once again the top program in late night. The program beat out ABC's "Nightline" and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" in total viewers, A18-49 (which are the comedy program's key demographic) and A25-54 (Nightline's key demo). Both "Tonight" and "Nightline" were down in all three categories compared... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir Leaving ABC for MSNBC; GMA Weekend Anchor Bill Weir Moves to 'Nightline' - Posted July 22, 2010
First on TVNewser: Big changes afoot in the TV news world. ABC News "Nightline" co-anchor Martin Bashir is leaving the network and joining NBC News. At the same time, ABC has announced Bill Weir... [TVNewser]

Correspondents' Dinner: Jake Tapper Honored - Posted May 2, 2010
Outgoing and incoming hosts of ABC's "This Week" George Stephanopoulos and Christiane Amanpour. ABC News president David Westin toasted Jake Tap... [TVNewser]

ABC WHCA Dinner Guest List - Posted April 29, 2010
Recent hire Christiane Amanpour will be sitting with ABC News this Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. She joins her future ABC colleagues Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, ... [TVNewser]

WHCD: ABC's Guest List Rocks My World - Posted April 13, 2010
I am not star-crazy but consider this your warning, ABC News: "I may act the fool when I see two of your WHCA Dinner guests - Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell from my favorite show... [FishbowlDC]

Haitian Orphans at Center of for News Networks - Posted January 19, 2010
From the first full day of coverage following the earthquake in Haiti, orphaned children have been a central topic for TV news organizations. Monday, Fox News' Jonathan Hunt delivered an extended report on orphaned children in Port-au-Prince, many of whom have already been adopted by U.S. families, and the need to get... [TVNewser]

'Nightline' on Top with Letterman, Conan in Repeats - Posted October 29, 2009
With David Letterman and Conan O'Brien in repeats, ABC's "Nightline" returned to first place in Total Viewers ahead of CBS' "Late Show" and NBC's "Tonight" show, a position it last held in ... [TVNewser]

Scientology Spokesman Attempts to Kill Nightline Story - Posted October 27, 2009
Last week we blogged about Scientology Spokesman Tommy Davis's combative interview with Nightline's ... [PRNewser]

Did Scientology Flack Try to Kill 'Nightline' Story? - Posted October 27, 2009
More details are emerging about Martin Bashir's interview last week with Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis. At one point in the two-part interview, Bashir began asking about the church's scriptures and beliefs. Davis got upset, ... [TVNewser]

Scientology Spokesman Storms Out of 'Nightline' Interview - Posted October 24, 2009
"Nightline" just can't get through an interview anymore. This week, PRNewser reported on a contentious interview in which Dan Harris was repeatedly interrupted by a publicist on Monday's "Nightline." On Frid... [TVNewser]

TV Coverage Plans For Michael Jackson Memorial Service - Posted July 6, 2009
Michael Jackson's memorial service is tomorrow at the Staples Center in LA. Here's how the nets and cable will cover the service, via TVNewser: • ABC: Charlie Gibson will anchor live coverage "Remembering Michael Jackson" at 1pmET, joined by "Nightline" anchor ... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric to Anchor Michael Jackson Special Tonight - Posted June 30, 2009
Last week, after Michael Jackson died, the big three network news anchors were noticeably absent during prime time programs devoted to the news. Martin Bashir and Barbara Walters anchored specials on ABC, ... [TVNewser]

Ratings for "Living With Michael Jackson" - Posted June 30, 2009
MSNBC's purchase of the rights to the Granada TV production "Living with Michael Jackson" did not give much of a bump to MSNBC's weekend ratings. The special, without much promotion, aired six times over the weekend: Saturday at 7, 10 and 11pmET which averaged 254K A25-54 viewers and 603K Total Viewers. The... [TVNewser]

MSNBC Buys the Rights to "Living with Michael Jackson" - Posted June 28, 2009
MSNBC has bought the rights to "Living with Michael Jackson." First aired in the U.S. on ABC, British journalist Martin Bashir, who now works for ABC News as an anchor of "Nightline," spent eight months with Jackson in 2002-'03. It is one of the most intimate looks at Jacks... [TVNewser]

"Nightline" Takes First with Michael Jackson News - Posted June 26, 2009
Last night's "Nightline" anchored by Martin Bashir with coverage on the death of Michael Jackson was seen by 5.26 million Total Viewers, outdrawing David Letterman's 4.36 million on CBS and ... [TVNewser]

Michael Jackson: Morning Show Notes - Posted June 26, 2009
The Today show was split with Matt Lauer in New York and Meredith Vieira in Hollywood. The first hour was devoted to Jackson, with ... [TVNewser]

Michael Jackson 1958-2009: TV News Notes - Posted June 25, 2009
• ABC News will present a special "20/20" tonight at 9pmET/PT. "The Life and Death of Michael Jackson" will be anchored by Barbara Walters and Martin Bashir. Walters will then anchor the 10pm special on the life of Farrah Fawcett. &bu... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir to Website CEO: "You're Fundamentally Acting Like a Pimp" - Posted May 20, 2009
Martin Bashir brought out his brassy Brit self last night for a "Nightline" special devoted to "Modern Sex" - how Web entrepreneurs are making a small fortune on fornication. One story exposed how cheating spouses have turned into a small business for a San Diego man. Another focused on the site,... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Curse of Nightline Strikes Again - Posted April 29, 2009
First it was Cynthia McFadden, then Martin Bashir, now TVNewser has learned the third member of the Nightline troika, ... [TVNewser]

Craig Newmark to Appear on ABC's Nightline - Posted April 23, 2009
Breaking: With his site at the center of a murder investigation in Massachusetts, soft-spoken Craigslist founder Craig Newmark sits down for an interview with ABC's Nightline. WebNewser has learned Martin Bashir will interview Newmark for Friday night's show. We're told Newmark will respond to questions about criminal ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Charlie and Weezy On Kimmel, and a News/Entertainment "Throw" - Posted March 4, 2009
For the past two nights, at the conclusion of ABC's Nightline, Cynthia McFadden and Martin Bashir "threw" to the talk show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," promoting the program immediately following the news show. The New York Observer ... [TVNewser]

With Wedding Back On, Today Talks to Peterson - Posted February 13, 2009
For a few days after Martin Bashir's Nightline interview with Drew Peterson, it looked like the accused double-murderer ... [TVNewser]

Flight 3407 Crash: Network News Notes - Posted February 13, 2009
Some notes from the network news coverage of the Flight 3407 crash (and some anonymous tips after the jump):• ABC's Good Morning America had Chris Cuomo and ... [TVNewser]

Reporting The Crash of Continental Flight 3407 - Posted February 13, 2009
Here's when the news networks first reported the crash of Continental flight 3407 outside Buffalo late last night. The plane crashed into a home six miles from the Buffalo airport killing all 49 on board and one person in the home. -CNN U.S. first reported the news at 12:03amET simulcasting CNN International.... [TVNewser]

Peterson Does Nightline, Fiancee Moves Out - Posted January 30, 2009
Drew Peterson appeared last night on ABC's Nightline, in an interview with Martin Ba... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: ABC, FNC, NBC... - Posted January 29, 2009
> Drew Peterson is getting married again (because "I like being married"), and Nightline's Martin Bashir has the first interview with him since his engagement. It airs tonight at 11:35pm.... [TVNewser]

Nightline Saved By Leno's Move to Primetime? - Posted December 8, 2008
If tonight's news proves true — that Jay Leno will stay with NBC and move to a prime time slot — new life has just been breathed into the once-left-for-dea... [TVNewser]

More Bashir Comments Emerge - Posted August 8, 2008
It appears Nightline anchor Martin Bashir's speech at the Asian American Journalists Association banquet last month at the Unity Convention did not only ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Olbermann, Rose, Bashir... - Posted August 7, 2008
> What do Canadians have against Keith Olbermann? Well a columnist at the Canada Free Press has directed his readers to "Americans Fed Up With Olbermann" for a petition against the MSNBC host.... [TVNewser]

Martin Bashir "Bitterly Regrets" "Asian Babes" Remark - Posted August 1, 2008
ABC's Martin Bashir is apologizing for "a tasteless remark" he made while keynoting an event at the the Unity conference in Chicago last week. Bashir was invited to speak at the banquet of the Asian American Journalists Association. According to the StarTribune's N... [TVNewser]

The "Cruel Irony" That Might Await Nightline, As Leno Admits "I Am Definitely Done With NBC" - Posted July 18, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter's Paul J. Gough talks with ABC News president David Westin as well as Nightline co-anchors Cynthia McFadden and ... [TVNewser]

Aphrodite Jones: "Shame On Us" - Posted May 23, 2007
One of the gazillion reporters assigned to the Michael Jackson trial has a tell-all book about how the media got the story wrong. On June 10, she'll be in L.A. to be honored by the Brookins Community A.M.E. Church for her work -- and, presumably, to hock some books. Aphrodite Jones... [FishbowlLA]

Kirk Cameron On ABC's 'God' Debate: 'A Couple Of Goldfish In A Pool of Hungry Piranhas' - Posted May 11, 2007
Growing pains: Cameron's camp slams 'aggressive nature' of ABC debate on God Last Saturday, ABC's Nightline invited actor Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains!) and author Ray Comfort to debate a pair of atheists at a Baptist church in Midtow... [Fishbowl NY]

Kirk Cameron On ABC's 'God' Debate: 'A Couple Of Goldfish In A Pool of Hungry Piranhas' - Posted May 11, 2007
Growing pains: Cameron's camp slams 'aggressive nature' of ABC debate on God Last Saturday, ABC's Nightline invited actor Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains!) and author Ray Comfort to debate a pair of atheists at a Baptist church in Midtow... [FishbowlNY]

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