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The Scoreboard: Tuesday, August 19

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 290 | MSNBC: 125  | CNN: 305 | HLN: 85
  • Primetime: FNC: 523 | MSNBC: 201 | CNN: 529 | HLN: 102

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

219

TheFive:

366

Baier:

424

Greta:

371

O’Reilly:

521

Kelly:

530

Hannity:

511

Shep:

428

Kelly:

338

MSNBC
Wagner:

106

EdShow:

132

Sharpton:

120

Matthews:

156

Hayes:

162

Maddow:

232

O’Donnell:

203

Hayes:

170

Maddow:

128

CNN
Tapper:

229

Blitzer:

283

Blitzer:

324

Burnett:

384

Cooper:

506

Cooper:

601

Tonight:

475

Cooper:

383

CNNI:

319

HLN
Now:

44

Files:

30

Files:

34

Jane:

97

Grace:

137

Dr.Drew:

93

Files:

75

Files:

127

Files:

206

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Beginning of ‘Today’ Airs Without Lower Third Graphics

TodayFor those watching the beginning of “Today” this morning, some routine visuals were missing.

The first 18 minutes of the program were missing lower third graphics on the bottom of the screen. Both Andrea Mitchell and Richard Engel reported during this time, but their names didn’t appear on screen and Mitchell’s package lacked lower thirds.

“Due to some maintenance done overnight, there was a disruption in our graphics system which affected a portion of the first half hour of the show,” an NBC spokesperson tells us. “The rest of the show was not affected, and other show feeds were updated with graphics.”

CNN Removes iReport Saying Missouri Patrol Captain is Gang Member

A CNN iReport that mistook a fraternity hand sign Missouri Patrol Captain Ron Johnson made for him being a gang member has been taken down.

The Washington Post reports the iReport suggested Johnson was making hand signals members of the group the Bloods use (shown below).

The sign is actually the greeting for the fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, which Johnson belongs to.

“iReport is a social network for news. A small number of user submissions are approved for use on air and online,” a CNN spokesman tells TVNewser. “The iReport in question had not been vetted, was labeled as “NOT VERIFIED BY CNN,” and was removed shortly after being flagged by the community.”

Greta Van Susteren Has Advice for Pres. Obama Following Foley Statement

greta-van-susterenFollowing President Obama’s statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley, Greta Van Susteren took to GretaWire to advise the president.

“Time for President Obama to cut his vacation short and come home to DC,” Greta wrote in her headline. She added her two cents on the attire the president wore during his statement on Foley. “And he could put on a tie when he is talking about the beheading – this vacation casual is unacceptable in the face of this atrocity.”

And by the way, I am all for casual clothes — but he IS the President of the United States and he IS talking about a beheading of an American, not the annual Easter egg roll. Put on a tie. All eyes are on the President and he needs to convey the right message on all levels.

We’ll be on the lookout tonight to see if Greta has more to say on the subject on “On the Record.”

Obama: James Foley Execution ‘Shocks the Conscience of the Entire World’

President Obama took the podium today in Martha’s Vineyard to speak about James Foley, the American journalist who was beheaded by ISIS in a video released yesterday. The U.S. this morning verified the authenticity of the video, which also shows another captive American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warns that he will be next to die.

“Friends and allies around the world, we share a common security and a common set of values that are rooted in the opposite of what we saw yesterday, and we will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace with it a sense of hope and civility,” Obama said. “That’s what Jim Foley stood for. A man who lived his work, who courageously told the stories of his fellow human beings, who was liked and loved by friends and family. Today, the American people will all say a prayer for those who loved Jim. All of us feel the ache of his absence, all of us mourn his loss.”

George Stephanopolus anchored ABC News’ special report, with Jonathan Karl on Martha’s Vineyard. Cynthia McFadden anchored a special report on NBC, with Kristen Welker on Martha’s Vineyard. CBS delivered a special report with Scott Pelley anchoring and Major Garrett on Martha’s Vineyard. Bill Hemmer anchored a special report for Fox Broadcast Network.

Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and Al Jazeera America all took the statement live.

The Ticker: Jansing, Melvin, Barnes

  • NBC’s Craig Melvin, who joined NBC three years ago, has been named national correspondent for the “Today” show. Melvin had been anchoring MSNBC weekends as well as reporting for NBC News. This week he’s been covering events in Ferguson, MO.

  • As FBN covers the annual Jackson Hole Economic Conference this week, correspondent Peter Barnes will interview five standing Federal Reserve Bank Presidents. The interviews will take place tomorrow and Friday.

Washington Wonks Get Wet

Have you heard about this? People pouring icy water over their heads to raise awareness and money for ALS? Well, several Washington wonks got in on the action over the last couple of days. CBS’s Bob Schieffer, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and FNC’s Bret Baier all took the ice bucket challenge this week. Schieffer got doused by his colleagues at WUSA. He challenged Scott Pelley and CBS News president David Rhodes. Alan Greenspan did the honors, dousing his wife Mitchell, who challenged Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Chuck Todd. Todd was also nominated by FNC’s Bret Baier, who grabbed the tub himself. Baier also challenged his FNC colleagues James Rosen and Ed Henry. Meanwhile, a former Washington resident got iced this morning on the “Today” show.

Watch all three after the jump…

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Are TV News Anchors Blurring the Line Between Reporting and Opinion in Ferguson?

TapperPolitico writes about whether the media coverage in Ferguson has shifted from reporting to opining.

On Monday night, CNN’s Jake Tapper blasted the authorities’ heavy-handed response to the demonstrations, which he deemed nonsensical. Don Lemon, on the air for CNN, even offered personal assistance to the parents of Brown. “If any of you ever need anything, you know how to get in touch with me personally,” he told them during an interview.

“There is nothing going on on this street right now that merits this scene out of Bagram,” Tapper said Monday. “What is this? This doesn’t make any sense!” Earlier in the day, Lemon was pushed back by police during a live shot. “Now you see why people are so upset here…we’re on national television, so imagine what they’re doing to people who you don’t see on national television; the people who don’t have a voice like we do.”

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It’s ‘Al Roker Appreciation Day’ as ‘Today’ Weatherman Turns 60

RokerIt was a morning of well wishes for Al Roker on the weatherman’s 60th birthday.

“Today” celebrated throughout the morning. In one segment, Roker gave his six lessons learned in six decades: cherish family, focus on your health, develop hobbies, learn to laugh at yourself, don’t feel you need retire if you love what you do, and always keep learning new things (watch after the jump).

Topping off the morning, Roker was treated to some of his favorite barbeque dishes, a giant Marshmallow Man in The Plaza, on-air gifts from his children, a special happy birthday interview with Vice President Joe Biden, and a surprise declaration from a former rival. “He doesn’t look a day over 59,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told Roker. He then proclaimed today “Al Roker Appreciation Day.”

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Al Jazeera Rejects Al Gore’s Lawsuit: ‘Lawyer-Driven Public Relations’

Al-Jazeera-America304Al Jazeera came out strongly today against former Vice President Al Gore‘s lawsuit against the network.

Reuters reports the network is rejecting Gore’s claims that they owe former Current TV shareholders millions of dollars in escrow funds.

Al Jazeera, which bought Current TV for about $500 million, said the Gore-Hyatt group had promised to indemnify Al Jazeera if, after the sale, the company was sued for breach of any contracts while Gore and Hyatt ran the channel. Third parties contend that Current TV had breached contracts while the group ran the channel, Al Jazeera America said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that assurances by Gore and Hyatt that Current TV’s contract compliance were “inaccurate.” “Rather than indemnifying Al Jazeera as they were required to do, Gore and Hyatt have resorted to a preemptive lawsuit and lawyer-driven public relations maneuvers,” Al Jazeera said. David Boies, the attorney representing Gore and Hyatt, said last week the group asked the court to order Al Jazeera America to “stop wrongfully withholding the escrow funds that belong to Current’s former shareholders.” Al Jazeera countered that the money in the fund was intended to indemnify Al Jazeera. It also said indemnification claims were more than the amount held in escrow.

Today marks Al Jazeera America’s one-year anniversary.

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