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Archives: January 2007

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, January 30

Joe Scarborough beats Larry King in the 25-54 demo:

25-54 demographic: (LS)

Total day: FNC: 283 | CNN: 168 | MSNBC: 134 | HLN: 99 | CNBC: 107

Prime: FNC: 469 | CNN: 228 | MSNBC: 204 | HLN: 85 | CNBC: 226

  5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Gibson: Hume: Shep: O’Reilly: H&C: Greta: O’Reilly:
  187 428 385 564 501 343 291
CNN Blitzer: Dobbs: Blitzer: Zahn: King: Cooper: Cooper:
  134 285 211 167 227 290 201
MSNBC Matthews: Carlson: Matthews: Countdo.: Scarbo.: Investig.: Investig.:
  146 73 182 250 235 126 138
HLN HLN: Prime: Beck: Grace: Beck: Grace: Showbiz:
  77/44 89 158 91 71 93 152

Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

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Hey, Atlantis Looks Like A Great Place For An Offsite Meeting


I laughed when I saw this advertisement for the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas on CNN today.

Last week, as you may recall, CNN execs spent a few days at Atlantis at an “offsite meeting.”

(“Sad CNN Suits Flee To Tropics,” Page Six said at the time.)

Lara Logan’s Plea

It started on MediaChannel and now it’s on the AP:

  “News reporters frequently complain that their work isn’t getting the attention it deserves, but CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan took the extra step.

She wrote to friends and family members asking for their help in getting her report on street fighting in Baghdad on the air. She never, the network said Wednesday, intended to make the plea public. But eventually it got out.”

Here’s the rest…

The Faces Of Headline Prime

Here’s a photo from last night’s cocktail reception celebrating the second anniversary of Headline Prime.

The fete took place at the Time Warner Center in NYC.

From left to right: AJ Hammer, Nancy Grace, Glenn Beck, and HLN chief Ken Jautz

> Update: 4:14pm: BCBeat was there…

Lisovicz Tries To Interview Bush At NYSE

lisoviczjan31.jpgSusan Lisovicz scored an impromptu interview with President Bush during his surprise visit to the NYSE this afternoon. She used her lapel mic as Bush neared her position on the floor of the stock exchange.

“Welcome to Wall Street. Welcome to Wall Street,” the excited Lisovicz shouted to Bush. “Good to be here,” he said. First she tossed a softball, asking about the reception he was receiving. “I’m impressed and grateful,” he said. Then she went for the fast pitch: “Do you think it’s warmer than on Capitol Hill right now?” He didn’t answer.

Later, Lisovicz told Kyra Phillips: “I don’t know if you saw the glance he gave me after I asked him if he would have an easier time with Capitol Hill, but it was sort of a suspicious glance and he covered the microphone.”

CNBC’s Bob Pisani didn’t have any luck asking Bush a question…

> Also: An e-mailer says Lisovicz was “gushing over the President like it was a rock concert…”

Erin Burnett: CNBC’s “New Maria?”

“CNBC is now paying a stiff public-relations price for building a celebrity culture around” Maria Bartiromo, Marketwatch’s Jon Friedman writes. A tipster says the column is “going around CNBC e-mail files like a flu bug on a jetliner!”

burnettjan131.jpgAt the end, Friedman says “CNBC should recognize that it has a deep bench among its newcomers. Its anchor Erin Burnett, by all indications, is poised to become a breakout star. She has a calm on-air demeanor, a pleasing chatty style and a keen understanding of financial news.

If Bartiromo ever decided to leave CNBC, Burnett could be the network’s new Maria. I guess we’ll know that Burnett’s star is on the ascent as soon as she is permitted to begin taking lavish plane flights and behaving like a diva, too…”

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CNN’s New Intl. Security Correspondent

newtonjan31.jpgCNN has named Paula Newton the network’s international security correspondent. She will be based in London.

“This role has been created in recognition of the growing significance of international terrorism in the global news agenda, Tony Maddox, senior vice president for CNN International newsgathering, said.

She will primarily cover Britain and Europe but “also touch on issues in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere.” Here’s the release…

A Curse Word Slips Through ‘Today’

millerjan31.jpgDid anyone else hear this? An e-mailer says “The Today Show went to commerical break at around 8:30 or so, but before the commerical rolled, a female voice said ‘F***ING HELL.’”

Update: 12:50pm: Several e-mailers say the voice belonged to actress Sienna Miller, who was on Today to promote her new movie “Factory Girl.”

New MSNBC Ad Parodies Fox & CNN

“MSNBC is taking a page from politics with a campaign-style ad parodying the competition,” Variety reports. “In the commercial, which started airing Tuesday, MSNBC takes shots at the on-air personas of both Fox and CNN in a bid to carve out space as an alternative to both.”

Here’s the ad:

> A Fox News rep responded in Variety: “When you’ve been an embarrassment to your parent company for 10 years, it certainly never hurts to take chances.”

Screen Grab Of The Day

From an e-mailer: “I think Sue Herera took your ‘money honey’ line literally. This one is called ‘what not to HAIR.’