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Chris Wallace Set to Interview Chris Christie

chris wallace“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace will sit down with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an exclusive interview tomorrow. It’s Christie’s first Sunday Show appearance since November.

Wallace was on the other side on an interview this week when he spoke with WWD to celebrate his 50 years in the media. In addition to topics ranging from George Clooney to his father, the lake Mike Wallace, the Fox News anchor talked about how journalism has changed over the years.

It’s completely different because the platforms are different. When I started out as a 16-year-old high school senior, it was a very hierarchical system. There were three networks, a half dozen major newspapers, and that was about it. There was a very small universe at the top of the pyramid. Now, it’s much more diffuse. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. A thousand flowers bloom — and the idea that there are more avenues to get out information and more platforms for reporters to give information and more competing views out there, on the one hand, it allows you to have access to a lot more perspectives. The flip side is it puts the burden on the news consumer to be more informed and to be able to distinguish between a legitimate news source with a serious news process as opposed to a blog where there is some guy in his pajamas in his mother’s basement.

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Ronan Farrow Sits Down with Malala Yousafzai

MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow spoke with Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai for the first televised interview since she won the award. At the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia this week, Farrow and Yousafzai talked about everything from her discussion with President Obama, to what she did upon hearing about her Nobel win, and even her advice for young people thinking of joining ISIS.

Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski Will Lead Skating Coverage for 2018 Olympics

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski announced on the “Today” show Wednesday that they’ve been named NBC Sports’ lead figure skating announcer team for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The duo joined Tamron Hall in the Orange Room and Weir jokingly announced, “we’re pregnant” before announcing the real news.

Andrew Tyndall Offers 10 ‘Sneaky Ways’ ABC Boosts ‘World News Tonight’ Ratings

ueland_abc_boosting_ratings_mainWith the most entertaining of illustrations (right), The Hollywood Reporter today offers a guest column by Andrew Tyndall, who sees plenty of wizardry–and not as much world news–in the recent ratings rise of ABC’s “World News Tonight” with David Muir:

Under ABC News president James Goldston, World News has cut back on international and political stories and introduced a sensibility closer to that of Good Morning America, complete with tabloid true crime, sports-and-celebrity coverage, news-you-can-use service journalism and buzz around social media.

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The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 23

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 281 | CNN: 132 | MSNBC: 78 | HLN: 85
  • Primetime: FNC: 445 | CNN: 208 | MSNBC: 90 | HLN: 79

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

174

TheFive:

281

Baier:

267

Greta:

274

O’Reilly:

530

Kelly:

468

Hannity:

338

Kelly:

292

Kelly:

397

CNN
Tapper:

103

Blitzer:

99

Blitzer:

92

Burnett:

93

Cooper:

173

Cooper:

249

Cooper:

244

Tonight:

161

CNNI:

116

MSNBC
Wagner:

68

EdShow:

119

Sharpton:

87

Matthews:

111

Hayes:

117

Maddow:

99

O’Donnell:

54

Hayes:

83

Maddow:

112

HLN
Now:

29

WWYD?:

46

WWYD?:

66

Grace:

66

Grace:

84

Dr.Drew:

72

Files:

83

Files:

141

Files:

173

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Newsers, Family Gather to Toast John Palmer Memoir

Tom Brokaw, Nancy Doyle Palmer, Brian Williams.

Tom Brokaw, Nancy Doyle Palmer, Brian Williams. (photo: Francine Daveta)

Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumbel, Andrea Mitchell, and Norah O’Donnell were among guests joining the family of the late NBC newsman John Palmer in Manhattan last night to celebrate his life, as recounted in Palmer’s new memoir, Newscatcher.

Palmer began working on the book several years ago, daughter Molly Palmer Cowan tells TVNewser. The publication comes a year after the former NBC White House correspondent and Today news anchor passed away from pulmonary fibrosis in 2013.

“When it became clear that he wasn’t going to make it through his sudden illness last summer, I brought his book to the hospital,” Palmer Cowan recalls. “I did it in part to help my Dad celebrate all that he accomplished and experienced but if I’m being honest, I mostly did it for selfish reasons. My greatest fear as I watched my father’s life come to an end was having questions for him that he wouldn’t be able to answer or stories I couldn’t remember.”

Newscatcher recounts Palmer’s time covering the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, as well as his reporting in earlier years while based in Chicago, New York, Tel Aviv, Beirut, and Paris.

“As we took turns reading the book to him, he would finish each story himself, often recounting new details,” Palmer Cowan says. “I’m so grateful we got to hear him tell those stories one last time and even more grateful they are documented for us to always enjoy.”

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Ebola Survivors Suddenly All Over Television

While New York city is busy dealing with its first Ebola case, recent survivors of the deadly disease are popping up all over our televisions.

Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse diagnosed while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, spoke at a news conference this morning. Pham addressed at the National Institutes of Health hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, after doctors announced that she was free of the Ebola virus. She asksed for privacy as she returns to Texas “to get back to a normal life and reunite with my dog Bentley.”

Pham’s colleague Amber Vinson, who also was infected while treating Duncan, is still being cared for at Emory University Hospital near Atlanta.


Dr. Richard Sacra, declared Ebola-free on Oct. 5, was interviewed by CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook on “CBS This Morning.”

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Former CNN, CNBC, and Fox News Business Anchor Terry Keenan Dies, at 53

10744191_10152468604982887_439938408_oTerry Keenan, a former CNN and Fox News anchor, has died. She was 53. Keenan’s sister, Linda, tells TVNewser the cause of death was a massive cerebral hemorrhage. Keenan had been receiving treatment at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital.

A pioneer among women working in financial news, Keenan joined Fox in 2002 from the now-shuttered CNNfn where she’d been since 1998. Before that, Keenan spent three years at CNBC. Her first television job was at CNN, which she joined in 1986.

10730915_10152468604652887_498442908_o Keenan left Fox News in 2009 to, in her family’s words, “work on her most cherished production: her son Benno Kass, with husband Ron Kass” (pictured, left, in a family photo shared with TVNewser).

She was still sharing her financial knowledge, though, working as a business columnist for the Sunday editions of the New York Post. Keenan’s last story for the newspaper was published October 19.
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The A.M. Ticker: Mukpo, Asprea, Mankiewicz

  • NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo says he still has some “physical effects” of Ebola, but is “fortunate to be alive.” Mukpo was diagnosed with the disease Oct. 2 in Liberia, was flown to Nebraska for treatment, and was declared Ebola-free on Tuesday.

  • Another “Morning Joe” staffer is heading to CBS News. T.J. Asprea, the show’s director, has been named director of the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.” Last week, “Morning Joe” producer Jon Tower left MSNBC for “CBS This Morning.”

  • Frank Mankiewicz, father of NBC News correspondent Josh Mankiewicz, has died. Mankiewicz, 90, a WWII veteran, is a former president of NPR, political columnist, congressional candidate and, as a Kennedy confidante, was the one to break the news that Robert Kennedy had died after being shot during a campaign rally in June, 1968.

This Time, Another ‘New Day’ Anchor Handles the Gov. Cuomo Interview

CuomosLate last year, “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo got some flack for interviewing his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

This morning, following news of the first Ebola diagnosis in New York City, as well as the hatchet attack against NYPD officers in Queens, co-anchor Alisyn Camerota interviewed Gov. Cuomo.

But there was room for levity. At the end of the interview Gov. Cuomo told Camerota, “As a matter of full disclosure, any help you need with your co-host, I am in a position to be helpful. I have some very secret strategies that have worked very well. Knowing the right information about him, keeps him very docile.”

“A noogie?” Camerota asked. “That’s something that you as an older brother probably used when you needed to.” The younger Cuomo was left speechless.

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