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Posts Tagged ‘Meredith Vieira’

Revolving Door: ‘Newsroom,’ Couric on ‘GMA,’ Palin on ‘TODAY’

The trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series Newsroom has been released and it’s got it all — an irate newsman, viral video, F-bombs, and McCoy from Law & Order. The show debuts June 24.

Katie Couric is the week-long guest host of Good Morning America. She got started this morning.

After building suspense over the “legend” that would be making an appearance today, Meredith Vieira made a special appearance on the TODAY show to announce that she’ll be joining the crew to broadcast from the London Olympics.

And more TODAY show surprises this morning when Matt Lauer made a call to Sarah Palin, who will be hosting the show tomorrow. Matt asked if she’s reading newspapers in preparation. Zing!

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Revolving Door: ‘Seismic’ Changes Across Broadcast Programming

Ann Curry takes over from Meredith Vieira starting today on 'Today.'

The New York Times notes the high number of changes happening at broadcast shows, with big names like Meredith Vieira and Katie Couric coming and going. One CNN producer calls the shifts “seismic.” Of course, the challenge is — and will be for the foreseeable future — reaching audiences and building loyalty.

“We believe we have an opportunity to deliver content directly to consumers,” Disney CEO Bob Iger is quoted saying.

Speaking of the NYT, Business Insider reports that AOL actually has a larger newsroom that the Times. This takes into account the tremendous Patch local network.

After the jump, this week’s media highlights from mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter.

 

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Lindsay Lohan: The Voice of Reason?

What a world we live in when Lindsay Lohan is the Hollywood celebrity sounding sane in a television interview.

The usually troubled starlet sits down with Extra tonight and tomorrow to talk about the need to rebuild trust and prove she’s “insurable again” in order to get back to work.

Meanwhile, this exists.

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Blago’s Agency Issues Release Touting ‘Today’ Show’s Get

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The Today Show’s Meredith Vieira has the first interview with convicted liar and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tomorrow morning at 7 AM. No need for NBC to issue a release, Blago’s publicist Glenn Selig already did. There’s no reason for him not to, he owns PRNewschannel, the wire where it’s uploaded.

Blowing off Geraldo, strange appearances on The View and a million other shows, and a client list that includes the Bin Laden Hunter as well as wife disappearerer Drew Peterson. Maybe Selig’s special brand of PR works. Blago was found guilty on only one of 24 counts in the Federal case involving selling Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. The judge immediately declared a mistrial.

The release also tells the world that Blago will return to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday night for more hair tussling fun.

VP Biden Appeared On All Three Network Morning Shows Today

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The public speaking portion of President Obama’s new Afghanistan strategy launch began last night and continued this morning as Vice President Joe Biden appeared on all three network morning shows.

“I was skeptical of taking our eye off the ball, that ball is Al-Qaeda,” Biden told the “Today Show’s” Meredith Vieira in the above clip.