Patrick Murphy an Iraq War veteran and MSNBC contributor will host a one-hour discussion about veterans issues live from the September 11 Memorial on Sunday. The special, at NoonET, is in conjunction with the first of 12 documentaries produced by Wounded Warrior Project that will air on MSNBC in the coming months.
Univision and Fusion have produced an original English-language special based on Univision’s investigation of “El Chapo: CEO Of Crime.” The special on the life of the world’s most powerful drug trafficker also takes viewers behind the scenes to meet the investigative reporters who faced the danger of telling the story of El Chapo.
TV Guide Magazine is out with its 2013 Hot List. The issue celebrates the year’s hottest television shows, stars and trends. Determined to be on a HOT STREAK, is ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Sunday’s episode of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” was the show’s second highest-rated episode of the season, averaging 639,000 total viewers and 304,000 A25-54 viewers. The show was number one in the 9pmET timeslot Sunday.
“60 Minutes” was in the top 10 shows of the week for the third time in five weeks. The show had 15.8 million total viewers and a 4.3/09 in the A25-54 demographic, ranking #4 in total viewers and #8 in the demo.
The Washington Post profiles “a voice for the millennials,” Fusion’s Alicia Menendez. “I feel like there are conversations I have all the time about choices before us,” Menandez says. “Whether to believe in marriage as an institution. Whether to buy a home. Whether to participate in an election.”
Univision News has announced a new partnership with the University of California at Berkeley. The alliance is the initial step in a plan to open a fully operational bureau at UC Berkeley, which Univision says could in turn lead to the creation of similar bureaus at other universities across the country.
CNN’s Jake Tapper will spend the day with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today. He will chronicle Christie’s Election Day events and interview him for “The Lead,” which will be anchored from the campaign headquarters this afternoon.
NBCUniversal has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to launch “Next Steps for Vets,” a web portal with tools to help veterans and military spouses find employment and education opportunities. The portal will be hosted by NBCNews.com.
Univision’s investigative unit followed the trail of the top leader of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, for an in-depth report that will air Sunday. The special, which features over 100 interviews with people “on both sides of the law,” will air at 7pmET/PT on Univision and at 8pmET/PT on Fusion.
In a post on his personal blog, GigaOM founder Om Malikwrites about Bloomberg TV: “I think they are becoming a thinking-person’s financial network.”
The Weather Channel meteorologist Stephanie Abrams is running the New York Marathon this weekend. Abrams had planned to run last year before the event was canceled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
ABC News is presenting a series of “Inside Iran” reports on air and online this week. In his first reporting trip to Iran, Muhammad Lila is talking to people throughout the country about religious, cultural and political influences shaping their day-to-day lives. The reports will include a live blog and a Google Hangout from inside an Iranian classroom.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Bill O’Reilly that most of the American media is “seriously misguided.” Cheney added that he likes O’Reilly’s show because it is “what I think a lot of Americans believe.”
Karen Dunlap, the head of the Poynter Institute, is stepping down in January. Dunlap has been the president of Poynter, the journalism training center, since 2003. “We need to take some big steps, and I think it’s time for somebody else to do that,” Dunlap told her staff.
Nielsen took another step in measuring the mobile TV audience. Nielsen will begin the process next month so that by the 2014-15 TV season TV content viewed on digital devices will be fully measured and used by clients.
The cable TV industry projects local cable TV ad spending at $680 million to $800 million for the 2014 campaigns. That’s about 25% of the total $2.4 billion in 2014 campaign ads expected to hit the airwaves. You’ve been warned!
Wall Street Journal: “If you want to reach the next generation, how can you not do something in English, when you know the second- and third-generation Hispanics have English as their main language?” said Isaac Lee, president of Univision News and chief executive of Fusion.
Reuters: Fusion will start in 20 million homes, a fraction of CNN’s 99 million, with a goal of reaching 60 million within five years, ABC News President Ben Sherwood said.
The Hollywood Reporter: The joint venture partners, Univision and ABC News, won’t say what this is costing, but similar ventures have run in excess of $100 million, and even with some shared resources, there has been no skimping on this startup.
Clear Channel has announced the launch of “An American Story,” a nationally syndicated radio program featuring NBC’s Tom Brokaw. “Radio is where I began and it’s good to add it once again to my television duties,” Brokaw said in a statement.