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Archives: March 2013

Willie Geist Gives Kim Kardashian Parenting Advice

Willie Geist was not in his usual perch on NBC’s “Today” or MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday –  he was in Los Angeles for a taping of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Kim Kardashian, who is expecting a baby with Kanye West, was also a guest on Thurday’s show, and Geist threw a few parenting tips her way.

“Kanye’s gonna have to decide early on whether or not he’s a baby bjorn guy,” Geist advised. “Because the minute you put on that baby bjorn, there’s no turning back. It’s like buying a minivan — you lose a little piece of yourself.” Watch:

Geist also talked about his infamous on-air kiss with Al Roker:
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Chris Jansing and Chris Hayes Speak Out

MSNBC’s Chris Jansing is profiled by Herlife, while Chris Hayes talks to ForbesJeff Bercovici.

Jansing talks about the difficulty of covering tragedies:

When Chris was on location reporting on the horrific shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, last December, keeping a dry eye throughout the nearly weeklong broadcast was almost impossible. “You cannot interview people directly affected by such a thing and not feel the pain they are feeling. As a reporter, I have to allow that to happen so I can communicate the emotion authentically to the viewers,” Chris emphasized. “You meet family members of the victims; you meet members of the community. You cry with them. At times, it can be a challenge to find the balance of being a communicator and establishing that necessary distance.”

Hayes talks about his show’s name:
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The ‘Fox & Friends’ Play Dodgeball

Ah, morning shows. Is there any story they won’t take to the nth degree?

A school district in New Hampshire banned dodgeball because it could lead to bullying. “Fox & Friends” wanted to show that dodgeball is in fact a good thing, because it gets kids active and moving. They demonstrated this by, of course, playing a game of dodgeball outside of News Corp.’s Manhattan headquarters.

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John Kerry, Margaret Brennan And a Birthday Cake Walk Onto An Airplane…

Secretary of State John Kerry was flying from Kabul, Afghanistan to Paris, France on Tuesday when someone alerted him to the fact that CBS News State Department correspondent Margaret Brennan was celebrating her birthday in the air. A few cans of frosting later, and Kerry walked back to the press area to present Brennan with her gift.

Whose Wallet is This?

In the latest episode of “60 Minutes Sports,” premiering Wednesday on Showtime, Lara Logan talks to one of sports media’s biggest names, who also has one of the fattest wallets we’ve ever seen. See who after the jump.


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Rebecca Jarvis Leaving CBS for ABC

Rebecca Jarvis announced on “CBS This Morning” that she is leaving the network and TVNewser hears she’s heading to ABC News. Jarvis anchored the Saturday edition of “CTM” and was also a financial correspondent for CBS News. Jarvis joined CBS from CNBC 3 years ago this week. She had been with CNBC for four years, joining not long after being named runner-up on season 4 of “The Apprentice.”

“Anthony, it’s been a real pleasure and a treat and gift sitting next to you,” said Jarvis in her goodbye to co-anchor Anthony Mason ”You’re one of a kind. You’ve been so great. And to everybody who sits out here, you’re wonderful. Thank you for all of your hard work. Thank you to all of the producers and thanks to you, the viewers.”

We hear CBS is not ready to announce just yet a new co-anchor for the Saturday edition of “CTM.” The network recently brought on Melody Hobson to contribute to the network’s financial and economic coverage. Mason remains CBS’s senior business and economics correspondent.

Jenna Wolfe Talks About Her Pregnancy

NBC “Today” correspondent Jenna Wolfe speaks to E! Online about her pregnancy with her partner, NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk. Wolfe and Gosk announced their pregnancy this week on the NBC morning show.

“We rock-paper-scissored it. I won 34-31, so I’m carrying the baby, bam!” Wolfe quipped.

As for which gentleman provided the donation to enable the pregnancy, Wolfe demurred in a joking fashion.

“The rumor is that it is Lester Holt, but it is not, you don’t have to worry,” she said.

It’s Unlikely Pat Caddell Will Be Picking Up A Copy of Gabe Sherman’s Roger Ailes Book

In a lengthy op-ed on FoxNews.com, Pat Caddell, the Democratic pollster and Fox News contributor, relives a moment of 1970s presidential history and in the end calls out New York magazine’s Gabe Sherman. Sherman, who’s got a book coming out about Roger Ailes and Fox News — done without Ailes’ cooperation — had reached out to Caddell last week about a claim Caddell made in an earlier column.

We won’t get into details. You can read the op-ed yourself. In short, Caddell doesn’t think much of Sherman and he sure wasn’t happey Sherman reached out to him in the first place.

Frankly, Mr. Sherman, you are an embarrassment to the journalistic trade, and if your book is in the same vein, it will be an embarrassment to your publisher and a disservice to the reading public.

Please take my advice: Grow up, get a life, and most of all, leave me alone. Got that?

The Scoreboard: Thursday, March 28

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 238 | MSNBC: 131 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 137
  • Primetime: FNC: 289 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 158

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

205

TheFive:

370

Baier:

282

Shep:

293

O’Reilly:

391

Hannity:

234

Greta:

242

O’Reilly:

201

Hannity:

147

MSNBC
Bashir:

88

Matthews:

139

Sharpton:

157

Matthews:

139

Wagner:

117

Maddow:

247

O’Donnell:

165

Wagner:

134

Maddow:

138

CNN
Tapper:

87

Blitzer:

90

Blitzer:

93

Burnett:

97

Cooper:

107

Morgan:

114

Cooper:

114

Burnett:

127

Morgan:

98

HLN
America:

142

Express:

109

Express:

86

Jane:

120

Grace:

169

DrDrew:

155

AfterDark:

150

Showbiz:

139

DrDrew:

157

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Shep Smith on His Fox News Shows: ‘We’re an oasis of no-opinion people’

Shepard Smith talks to the Orlando Sentinel‘s Hal Boedeker about “Studio B” and “Fox Report,” the shows he anchors on Fox News. Smith says editorial commentary has no place on the two programs:

“We’re an oasis of no-opinion people. I like it that way. I hope it never changes,” Smith said. “If we’re able to encapsulate the day and give you a sense of what happened, we’ve done our job.”

He doesn’t get the attention of his prime-time colleagues, and he’s just fine with that.

“When you’re doing opinion and spout with rhetorical flourishes whatever your take is, you get noticed a lot. I’m trying to get the news noticed,” Smith said. “If we can present the day’s events to get you to Google and learn more, we’ve done a service.”

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