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Archives: August 2009

FNC’s Julie Banderas Married

Banderas_8.30.jpgFox News anchor Julie Banderas was married Saturday to Andrew Sansone. The couple’s wedding was written up in today’s New York Times.

Julie Bidwell and Andrew J. Sansone were married Saturday at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York. The Rev. Paul T. Rock performed the ceremony. The bride, 35, will continue to use the name Julie Banderas professionally. She is the host of “Fox Report Weekend” and a host of “America’s News Headquarters,” both for the Fox News Channel. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston.

The Times announcement includes, appropriately, a video of how the two met.

(Photo/Courtesy: Brian Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography)

TVNewser Returns to “The Week in Advertising”

This past week, TVNewser again appeared on the latest episode of AgencySpy’s “The Week in Advertising” with perennially under-dressed host Matt Van Hoven to discuss the most recent “Mad Men.” Before tonight’s show airs, you can catch our recap at the end of this video to get yourself up to speed:

You can watch “The Week in Advertising” on the the AgencySpy sidebar each week and see the archive of previous episodes here.

CBS Reporter Injured in Afghanistan Is Stable

camimccorm3.jpgTVNewser has learned that CBS Reporter Cami McCormick underwent successful surgeries in Afghanistan and is in stable condition. On Friday, McCormick was injured when an IED hit a vehicle she had been traveling in with members of the U.S. Army. She had been on assignment for CBS Radio News in the Logar Province of Afghanistan.

The last we had heard, she was stable after surgery in a field hospital, but was being transported to Bagram Air Base for additional treatment. The latest surgeries have apparently gone well and McCormick has now been moved to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany for further treatment.

It’s Never Too Early: Bob Schieffer Named 2010 Commencement Speaker

SchiefferCBS.jpgGraduation season may seem a long time away, but the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York has announced that Bob Schieffer will be its next commencement speaker, on May 21, 2010.

“As a senior statesman among journalists in media today, Bob Schieffer brings valuable insight that will help shape the perspective of our graduates, particularly as they enter a new era in their lives filled with boundless possibilities,” says RIT President Bill Destler on the school’s website.

The site also reports that Schieffer originally was invited to speak at RIT by Timothy Busch, EVP/Co-COO of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, which owns WROC-TV, Rochester’s CBS affiliate.

Guest List: Sunday Shows Aug 30

Here is the guest list for Sunday shows on broadcast networks courtesy of FishbowlDC:

  • NBC’s Meet the Press: Maria Shriver, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT),Bob Shrum, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
  • CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and sociologist Michael Eric Dyson.
  • ABC’s This Week: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and a roundtable with Liz Cheney, WaPo’s EJ Dionne, ABC’s Sam Donaldson, PBS’ Gwen Ifill and George Will.
  • Fox News Sunday: Former VP Dick Cheney and a panel with Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon and Fox News contributors NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams.

fishbowlDC_small78.jpgYou can see the full list, which includes the cable shows, over at FishbowlDC where the Sunday Show Preview is posted most Fridays.

Kennedy Funeral: Service at Arlington

Though two hours behind schedule, the procession for Sen Kennedy was met with large crowds and applause when it arrived at Capitol Hill around 6:20pmET. NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News had special live coverage of the motorcade appearing at the U.S. Capitol and the subsequent speeches.

abckennedymotorcade.jpgFollowing a long break after the funeral Mass, NBC resumed special live coverage from 5:30pmET to 7pmET with Tom Brokaw anchoring. ABC resumed their special live coverage again at 7pmET. (In New York, “World News” and “Evening News” aired at 6:30pm and “Nightly News” aired at 7pm).

At 7:15pmET, there was live, wide footage of the motorcade crossing the Potomac River, which was lined with people. At 7:58pmET, the service began at Arlington National Cemetery. There was limited press coverage at the burial site, as the family requested, so the networks broadcast footage of the service from a distance with few microphones. By the time the service began, it had also gotten dark with less visibility, so overall the broadcast had a much different feeling than what we’d witnessed earlier in the day and on Friday. ABC ended its special broadcast at 8:16pmET. The cable networks stayed with the service.

Here are some images from the service at Arlington (of what was visible):

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TVNewser will be following up over the next few days with analysis of the coverage and ratings from the special events surrounding the Senator’s memorial services.

Where Is Katie Couric Today?

For those of you wondering where Katie Couric has been during the Kennedy funeral coverage, this tweet from @Katiecouric should help explain it:

Just dropped my daughter off at college for the first time. Such a range of emotions. The natural course of events goes too quickly!
-about 1 hour ago from TwitterBerry

Best of luck!

Kennedy Funeral: Quotes from the Morning

MEDIA_SHEP_MASS_1.jpgDuring today’s funeral Mass coverage for Sen. Kennedy, there was ample time for newsers to add their own color to the proceedings. We’ve collected a small sample of the quotes we heard that supplemented this morning’s coverage as we flipped between networks.

Shepard Smith anchored FNC’s morning coverage and said:

“In his nearly 47 years in the Senate, Ted Kennedy worked on legislation that affects every single one of us every day of our lives. And now the nation mourns his passing and celebrates his life. Last night we watched an incredible Irish wake, I suppose it was. There were tears of laughter and joy. There were stories of childhood and adulthood, of days sailing in the harbors and bays of Massachusetts, of quiet times, of celebration throughout a storied history.There were Kennedy tales that many of us had never before heard, and here were remembrances from both sides of the political aisle, as Republicans, Democrats, moderates, liberals, conservatives remembered the man whose life had so many ups and downs, a man who shared so much triumph and so much tragedy.”

Keith Olbermann reflected:

“We don’t have royalty, this is the closest thing we have to it. We somehow psychologically dally with the idea, but it’s more than that. That would mean a certain connection and familiarity with people from generation to generation and brother to brother. But an affection seems to be built on…that public vulnerability. It’s as much the tragedies, the failures as…the story of redemption in Senator Kennedy’s life, that I think threads throughout the family and has been expressed again today. That’s the bind between people and a group of politicians…The benefit of the doubt, when they don’t always live up to the expectation, is, I think, based on the willingness to say, ‘Here are my problems. maybe you have problems too. While I’m working on mine, I’m also working on yours.’”

George Stephanopoulos, Brian Williams, James Carville, and Andrea Mitchell after the jump.

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Kennedy Funeral: Obama Delivers Eulogy

As all the networks broadcast Sen. Kennedy’s funeral Mass from Massachusetts, President Barack Obama delivered a warm eulogy of the statesman he declared “the greatest legislator of our time” as well as a “kind and tender hero.” He said, “I knew him as…a colleague, mentor, and above all as a friend.”

Here are some images of the coverage:

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Maria Shriver to Appear on ‘MTP’

meet the press logo 8-29.jpgDavid Gregory sat down with Sen. Kennedy’s niece, Maria Shriver, for an interview that will air tomorrow on “Meet the Press.” “MTP” will devote the hour Sunday to Sen. Kennedy.

FishbowlDC has text and video excerpts from the interview.