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U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets

The broadcast and cable news networks broke in with special coverage tonight as U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria began.

Brian Williams, David Muir and Scott Pelley all updated the west coast editions of their evening newscasts tonight. ABC broke in with a network-wide special report at 9:30pmET, NBC broke in at 9:38pmET. CBS News ran a crawl during primetime programming at 9:30pmET.

Cable news has been in non-stop coverage. Shepard Smith began coverage on Fox News at 10pmET and will continue until MidnightET when Megyn Kelly picks up. CNN has Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota anchoring until MidnightET. Lawrence O’Donnell anchored at 10 and Chris Hayes picks up at 11pmET with live coverage on MSNBC. FBN has been in live coverage as well and will simulcast Megyn Kelly‘s coverage at Midnight.

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Eric Bolling, Anthony Weiner Spar on Twitter over Weiner’s Fox Comments

Eric Bolling doesn’t agree with former Congressman Anthony Weiner‘s categorization of Fox News as conservative. And he let him know this afternoon on Twitter.

What ensued was a good old-fashioned Twitter spat.

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Molly Henneberg Skydives With Wounded Warriors

Over the weekend, Fox News correspondent Molly Henneberg got a sky-high look at what hundreds of Wounded Warriors are doing to motivate their fellow veterans.

Henneberg jumped with three veterans. “We have Molly Henneberg from Fox News jumping in with our warriors so that she can understand what they’re going through,” a man said over megaphone as Henneberg landed. Her jump came at the NAS Oceana Air Show in Virginia Beach. Watch the cast of “Fox & Friends” cheering on their colleague this morning.


‘Fox & Friends’ Is Most-Watched Hour in the Demo Friday

FandF919The 8amET hour of “Fox & Friends” was the most watched hour of any cable news show on Friday in the A25-54 demo. Averaging 367,000 viewers, the hour topped only the 7amET hour which averaged 364,000 viewers. As usual “The O’Reilly Factor” was the most watched among total viewers for the day, with 2.287 million.

Over on CNN, a daytime hour was also the most-watched on that network: the 5pmET edition of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” drew 558,000 viewers, more than any other hour on CNN Friday. That hour was the second most-watched, after Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown at 9pmET.

The Scoreboard: Friday, Sept. 19

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 237 | MSNBC: 90 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 89
  • Primetime: FNC: 274 | MSNBC: 103 | CNN: 146 | HLN: 88

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

159

TheFive:

188

Baier:

232

Greta:

254

O’Reilly:

336

Kelly:

257

Hannity:

217

O’Reilly:

234

Kelly:

207

MSNBC
Wagner:

38

EdShow:

41

Sharpton:

81

Matthews:

104

Hayes:

112

Maddow:

136

Lockup:

62

Lockup:

187

Lockup:

194

CNN
Tapper:

125

Blitzer:

164

Blitzer:

118

Burnett:

131

Cooper:

137

Bourdain:

172

Spot/Unguard:

146/111

DeathRow:

130

DeathRow:

180

HLN
Now:

29

Files:

24

Files:

38

Files:

62

Files:

89

Files:

83

Files:

92

Files:

168

Files:

208

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Harris Faulkner: Web Content and Social Media Not Making it Harder to Watch TV News

harrisfaulkner_304x200Fox News anchor and “Outnumbered” co-host Harris Faulkner talks to Adweek about the afternoon news talk program and her thoughts on how digital and social media are impacting TV news viewership.

On whether the explosion of web content and social media makes watching TV news harder, Faulkner thinks her industry offers the viewer something those other mediums can’t.

You’d think that, but no. First of all, people want you to sort and compartmentalize things so they know what’s most important. Social media doesn’t do that. The other thing is that when times get tough, people need to connect with one person, and they need that person to look them in the eye and tell them this is what’s happening and it’s going to be OK. I don’t think that social media jeopardizes in any way what we do. In fact, it puts an exclamation point on it.

Faulkner spoke with our sister site Lost Remote earlier this year about the rise of social TV and how she leverages it in her anchoring.

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The Afternoon Ticker: Bloomberg & Iowa, Fusion & USC, Weather & Climate

  • Bloomberg Politics and the Des Moines Register have entered into a new polling partnership. The two outlets will jointly produce the Iowa Poll. This is the first time the storied Des Moines newspaper has fully partnered with a national TV outlet on the Iowa poll.

  • Fusion is partnering with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to offer recent graduates several working fellowships specializing in digital storytelling, investigative reporting and documentary production.

  • For its U.N. Climate Week coverage, The Weather Channel is airing a special tonight at 7pmET called “Weather 2050″ asking a series of “What if?” questions. The network has also produced a forecast for Sept. 23, 2050, which includes Jim Cantore, looking very 2014, but holding a futuristic forecasting device.

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Anthony Bourdain ‘Reluctant Optimist’

BourdainCNN2Anthony Bourdain has evolved. Once cynical about the world around him (“I assumed humans were basically bad people and if you stumbled…you would be devoured”) his world travels have turned him into a reluctant optimist.

Talking with the Wall Street Journal about the new season of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” debuting Sunday, Bourdain says traveling around the world makes him feel “hopeful” and “better about the human species.”

For one episode this fall, he went to Iran, where he sampled dishes like kebabs and rice. He was surprised by how welcoming Iranians were to Americans, despite the tension between the two governments. “I’ve been to a lot of countries, and I’ve really never walked down the street and seen so many people so happy to see an American, ever,” he says. When the crew went out one night to celebrate a producer’s birthday, the staff at the restaurant brought out a cake and apologized for not having American flags to put on the table.

CBS News Called the Consumer Complaints Division of ISIS

If you haven’t seen last night’s Scott Pelley “60 Minutes” stories on ISIS, do yourself a favor and head over to CBSNews.com. But before you do that, take a look at what it took to put the story together. “60 Minutes” producer Henry Schuster and his crew went to the front lines of the fight in Northern Iraq. Attempting to get an interview with ISIS, he called a phone number listed in an English-language ISIS publication. It was the terror group’s consumer complaints division. He didn’t get through.

Meanwhile, associate producer Rachael Morehouse went to a refugee camp where Pelley conducted gut-wrenching interviews with a woman and her two brothers who survived the brutality of ISIS. “It was the worst story I’ve ever heard, personally,” Morehouse says in the “60 Minutes Overtime” video:

Brian Stelter Trying to Get an Interview with Fareed Zakaria About Plagiarism Charges

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CNN’s “Reliable Source” debuted a new logo, new set and new music in a new city on Sunday. The show decamped its longtime home in Washington, D.C. for New York. The media affairs show’s move to New York follows the recent relocation of Atlanta-based weekday talent to CNN’s New York newsroom.

Before Sunday’s show, a viewer asked host Brian Stelter if he was going to be covering the plagiarism allegations against his CNN colleague Fareed Zakaria. Here’s his response:

(h/t J$P)

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