Posts Tagged ‘Good Morning America’
Sad news to report (we have too much of that lately): The New York Times’ Anthony Shadid, a Pulitzer Prize winner covering events in Syria, died yesterday of an asthma attack. He was 43 years old. The Times has more detail.
Pat Buchanan and MSNBC have “parted ways.” Buchanan, a conservative political commentator, had been suspended for the past four months after the publication of his book Suicide of a Superpower, which many called racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic. MSNBC president Phil Griffin said the book should not “be part of the national dialogue.” Buchanan says it’s a win for blacklisters. He’s also said this.
Crazy news to report (we’ve had a little of that as well): Nancy Grace went on Good Morning America this week in a wrong-headed attempt to defend her implications earlier this week that Whitney Houston’s death wasn’t an accident. Despite Dan Abrams’ voice of reason, Grace refused to see the error of her ways. [via TVNewser]
In other CNN news, the network has broken up with Larry King.
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Oh yes yes yay and yes. The Hunger Games trailer made its debut this morning on Good Morning America and all forms of media have been buzzing like a hornet’s nest about it. The clip makes it clear that this movie is going to rock the house just as hard as the books did. But in general, the movie trailer, once that little snippet that you were happy to miss while standing in line for popcorn at the theater has now become a much-anticipated thing thanks to the Web.
ABC News brought out the big guns this morning — Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, George Stephanopoulos, and more — to announce an enhanced partnership between ABC News and Yahoo! on Good Morning America. According to the press release, ABC News and Yahoo! News editorial teams will be working together to create “premium content” and cover big news events; there will be new original Web series, including “Newsmakers,” which launches today with an interview between President Obama and Stephanopoulos at 2:35 ET; and Good Morning America now has a co-branded website.
It’s been noted already across the media that Yahoo! and ABC News partnered more than a decade ago, but the partnership was dubbed “brand new” during the announcement this morning. Yahoo News has more unique visitors than any other website, The New York Times says.
She was a panelist at the Publicity Club of New York event on Thursday about pitching morning and daytime TV talk shows.
Neger advised thinking of “the visual ways to tell stories in terms of videos, photos and graphics, since it’s not just talking heads.” The GMA anchors are also active on social networks, so she suggested including social media tie-ins with the pitch.
Brown had been there to promote his new album “F.A.M.E.,” which GMA‘s Robin Roberts points out in the interview (available via TVNewser) is doing well. He left before taping another performance that was meant to appear on the ABC website, essentially cutting off his nose to spite his face if, as he stresses over and over, he’s there to promote his album.