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Archives: October 2009

Guest List: Sunday Shows Nov 1

This week’s Sunday lineup will include President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign manager David Plouffe, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), former WaPo Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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Chris Matthews on the ‘Amtrak Series’

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews explains in The Philadelphia Inquirer why this World Series means more to Philly than it does to New York: “It’s about more than beating the team that has won the most World Series in history. It’s about more than baseball. It’s about Philadelphia finally besting New York.” Game 3 is tonight.

‘Early Show’ Saturday Anchors Having a Good Time

CBS “Early Show” Saturday Edition co-anchors Chris Wragge and Erica Hill with weather anchor Lonnie Quinn dressed as a pre-”Rock of Love” Poison for Halloween, surely to the complete confusion of those children behind them.


About That Shot Fired at Lou Dobbs’ Home

On his radio show Monday, CNN host Lou Dobbs revealed that someone fired a shot at his house earlier this month. And while the New Jersey State police continue to investigate, the shooter or the intended target may never be known. Dobbs lives in the wooded, rolling hills in remote Sussex County.

“It’s unclear at this point what the intended target was,” Sgt. Stephen Jones of the New Jersey State Police told the New York Times yesterday.

Several neighbors said Mr. Dobbs does not allow hunters on his property. Regardless, “everyone around here likes him,” said Rocky Russo, who was dressed in camouflage gear and bowhunting for white-tailed deer near Mr. Dobbs’s property on Friday. The gunshot, he said, “might have been some idiot taking a shot at a squirrel in a tree. Who knows?”

And small game season doesn’t open until next Saturday in New Jersey.

The Scoreboard: Thursday, October 29

25-54 demographic: (L +SD)

Total day: FNC: 367 | CNN: 115 | MSNBC: 119 | HLN: 133

Prime: FNC: 658 | CNN: 141 | MSNBC: 221 | HLN: 186

  5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Beck: Baier: Shep: O’Reilly: Hannity: Greta: O’Reilly:
  765 444 467 905 602 467 445
CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: Dobbs: Brown: King: Cooper: Cooper:
  103 102 129 91 186 148 73
MSNBC Matthews: EdShow: Matthews: Olbermann: Maddow: Olbermann: Maddow:
  100 138 194 266 238 158 119
HLN Prime: Prime: Issues: Grace: Behar: Grace: Showbiz:
  141 92 97 165 203 197 184

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

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Another Obama – Osama Mix-up

It’s been almost a year since he was elected president, but some in the media are still confusing Obama and Osama.

This morning it was Geraldo Rivera on “Fox & Friends:”

Greta’s On the Move

Greta Van Susteren interviewed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Pakistan today, and now she’s heading to Germany for the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. While there, she’ll interview former Pres. George H.W. Bush. Germany will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall on Nov. 9.

Who’s on Maddow Tonight: Carrie Prejean? Levi Johnston?

“The Rachel Maddow Show” EP Bill Wolff (Mr. Alison Stewart) divines the guests for tonight’s show:

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Brian Williams: ‘You’ve Really Got to WANT to Cover This Story’

In a email Q&A with the Huffington Post from Afghanistan, NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams discusses his recent experience there and his experience covering the war. Writing from a “dimly-lit room inside a barricaded, heavily-protected compound in Kabul,” Williams responds:

To be in my job for the past 5 years and NOT have a ground-level familiarity with both of our nation’s ongoing wars would be reckless, I think. Getting to know the military — sleeping where they sleep, eating what they eat, going on patrol with them, learning about their lives here and at home — has been one of the great blessings of my life…and anybody who knows me knows I feel that way. Its one thing to post an opinion on the web about what the U.S. is doing here, from the comfort and safety of home…and its quite another to be here and experience it…and come back and do it again and again. For all the pejoratives attached to the MSM label, it also means we have the money and means to get over here and report what we see and experience. Our viewers can make their own judgments. That’s the way its supposed to work.

‘Early Show’ Halloween More Frightening Than ‘Today’ Show

Ok, Al Roker as Han Solo was pretty funny. But Harry Smith as Julia Child wins today.

If you listen closely, you can actually hear a woman scream “Oh my God” in horror before he’s revealed on screen.