TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Brian Williams Keeps Newbie Dylan Ratigan in Line

So, this is D-Day on MSNBC. Debut day for two new dayside shows and the network’s roll-out in HD. It’s a roll-out in that the channel is not yet available in HiDef on all cable systems, including Manhattan’s Time Warner cable. Anyway, the Newscast Studio blog has some screengrabs of the HD look.

This morning also saw the debut of “Morning Meeting” hosted by former CNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan. In the video below, Brian Williams gives some professional advice to Ratigan. And catch how Dylan almost says “CNBC” instead of “MSNBC:”

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

> More: B&C’s Marissa Guthrie has more on MSNBC in HD and the new shows. Says network president Phil Griffin: “We’re changing dayside away from the TelePrompTer headline news to Dylan Ratigan and Dr. Nancy. And we’ll continue to do that less–of people sitting behind a desk, reading TelePrompTers.”

Mediabistro Course

Writing the TV Pilot

Writing the TV PilotDevelop and pitch a TV series that will wow producers! Starting September 16, you'll learn how to develop your own television pilot idea, express it as a logline, structure the pilot, write a professional outline, and pitch the pilot idea. Register now!