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Archives: November 2010

Tiger Woods Masters The @Mentions On Twitter

It appears Tiger Woods is indeed serious about this Twitter thing.

After a couple of random tweets about wearing shorts during phone interviews and enjoying pie (no pun intended), Woods decided to respond to his Twitter followers and tackle some hard-hitting questions.

I bet you didn’t know the following about Tiger:

  • His favorite movie is “Caddyshack.”
  • Outside of Stanford, he roots for the Lakers, Raiders and Dodgers.
  • If he could play another sport, it would be basketball.
  • His favorite golf course is St. Andrews.
  • He ate a steak and baked potato after his foundation meeting.

Information for life.

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    NBC News’ Natalie Morales Talks Trees, The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, That Is

    Tonight in New York City, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the 80th time. As usual, NBC will broadcast the event, which includes performances by Mariah Carey, Boys II Men, Josh Groban, Jessica Simpson and, yes, Susan Boyle.

    “Today’”s Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the special starting at 8 PM ET.

    Morales spoke to the crew from NBCU Direct about hosting one of the season’s most famous events:

    New York Jet Says Something That's Sure to Offend the New England Patriots

    The rhetoric has started flying before the New York Jets-New England Patriots Monday night tilt.

    Take it away, Damien Woody.

    “That long stuff that Tom has going on — that ain’t happening,” he told

    Woody, it’s worth noting, got his start as a Pro Bowl center for the Patriots.

    ‘Early Show’ EP David Friedman: ‘I Honestly Believe This Team is the Team for the Future’

    As we reported earlier, CBS News announced sweeping changes to its morning news program “The Early Show.” Anchors Maggie Rodriguez and Harry Smith, along with weather anchor Dave Price will all leave the program, with Chris Wragge, Erica Hill, Jeff Glor and Marysol Castro taking over January 3rd.

    TVNewser spoke to “Early Show” executive producer David Friedmannow almost exactly a year into his current role about the decision to relaunch the program with a new team.

    TVNewser: Why did you decide to make the changes at The Early Show?

    David Friedman: Well, I started here a year ago, and when I came in the goal was to continue to grow this show and be more and more competitive in the morning, I looked at every single aspect of the show, from content to bookings to staffing, talent, and my big priority was not to rush to do anything, but to soak it all in and make decisions that would take us to the next level.

    This was a very long process to figure out what would do just that, and put a team in place that would make us even better than we already are and going forward. It wasn’t a rushed thing, we have been talking about different options and different teams for a quite a while, and we decided this was the way to go. I am sure it feels abrupt to everyone else, but we have put a lot of thought into it.

    TVN: How did you decide on the anchor lineup that will be starting January 3rd?

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    The Scoreboard: Friday, November 26

    25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

    • Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 173 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 88
    • Primetime: FNC: 282 | MSNBC: 187 | CNN: 137 | HLN: 80

    5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
    FNC Beck: Baier: Shep: O’Reilly: Hannity: Greta: O’Reilly: Hannity:
    285 249 339 336 262 248 210 117
    MSNBC CaughtCam: CaughtCam: CaughtCam: Vegas: Vegas: Vegas: Vegas: Predator:
    190 166 211 174 157 231 267 306
    CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: TIMEFrames: Gupta: King: Animals: TIMEFrames: King:
    158 152 66 190 104 118 77 69
    HLN Showbiz: Prime: Issues: Grace: Behar: Grace: Showbiz: Behar:
    47 90 74 138 55 58 59 80

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    The Scoreboard: Thursday, November 25

    25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

    • Total day: FNC: 202 | MSNBC: 116 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 78
    • Primetime: FNC: 240 | MSNBC: 184 | CNN: 180 | HLN: 76

    5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
    FNC Right: Right: Campaign: FoxReport: O’Reilly: Hannity: O’Reilly: Hannity:
    150 148 164 260 238 222 283 179
    MSNBC Special: Special: Investig: Investig: Investig: Investig: Investig: Investig:
    80 69 145 171 177 205 219 271
    CNN eFrames: Animals: Showbiz: Heroes: cont.: Heroes: cont.: Heroes:
    72 68 38 178 90 87
    HLN Showbiz: Prime: Issues: Grace: Behar: Grace: Showbiz: Behar:
    32 54 42 73 61 92 97 66

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    Defense Secretary Robert Gates & Adm. Mike Mullen on ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates held a press conference today around the top of the 2:00pmET hour to discuss the Pentagon study on gays in the U.S. military, which concluded that overturning the law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell” might cause some disruption at first but would not lead to any long-term issues. All three of the cablers took the defense secretary.
    MSNBC and CNN took the speech live with Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, while FNC was in a commercial break.

    And what did Fox News go to after the break?
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    Meet ‘The Early Show’ Front Four

    That didn’t take long. Here’s the new publicity photo of the new CBS “Early Show” anchor team, beginning January 3, 2011. It was announced this morning that current anchors Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez, and Dave Price are all being moved off the show, but have been offered jobs at the network.

    (l-r) Jeff Glor moves from correspondent and anchor of The “CBS Evening News” Saturday edition to news anchor on “Early”. Chris Wragge will leave his anchor job at WCBS-TV and co-anchor of “Early Show” Saturday to become co-anchor of the weekday edition. Erica Hill moves up from newsreader and weekend co-anchor to weekday co-anchor and Marysol Castro, late of ABC’s “Good Morning America” weekend joins as weather anchor.

    TVNewser’s Alex Weprin will be speaking with “Early Show” EP David Friedman about the changes this afternoon. Look for that story in a few hours.

    Sirius XM Radio And NFL Announce Extension

    The NFL and Sirius XM Radio announced on Tuesday a five-year extension of their satellite broadcasting and marketing agreement.

    Sirius XM will continue to carry every NFL game live nationwide through the Super Bowl in 2016. The satellite network has been the official radio partner of the league since 2004.

    “We are pleased to continue our partnership with Sirius XM,” said Steve Bornstein, the NFL’s executive vice president of media. “They have been an excellent partner and have become part of NFL fans’ daily lives, not only on game day, but also throughout the year.”

    In addition, Sirius NFL Radio (Channel 124), the first and only 24/7 radio channel dedicated entirely to the NFL, will continue on the airwaves.

    Investigative Reporter, Brian Ross, Latest Investigation Too Close to Home

    (Maureen Kirby Dore)

    ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross wrote up a post on “The Blotter” today about the fire that destroyed his office yesterday. The correspondent wrote:

    “My family and I have owned the house since 1986, after Tom Brokaw introduced us to Litchfield County, and both Sharon and the house are special places to us. We spend most weekends and many summer days at the house, and because of the Sharon Fire Department we’ll be able to enjoy it again someday soon.”

    TVNewser wishes Ross and his family all the best.

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