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This Time, Another ‘New Day’ Anchor Handles the Gov. Cuomo Interview

CuomosLate last year, “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo got some flack for interviewing his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

This morning, following news of the first Ebola diagnosis in New York City, as well as the hatchet attack against NYPD officers in Queens, co-anchor Alisyn Camerota interviewed Gov. Cuomo.

But there was room for levity. At the end of the interview Gov. Cuomo told Camerota, “As a matter of full disclosure, any help you need with your co-host, I am in a position to be helpful. I have some very secret strategies that have worked very well. Knowing the right information about him, keeps him very docile.”

“A noogie?” Camerota asked. “That’s something that you as an older brother probably used when you needed to.” The younger Cuomo was left speechless.

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Ebola Arrives in New York; Cable News Clears the Decks for Rolling Coverage

B0rMF7DIgAAD5i0Well, Canada, it was nice, but, well, we’ve got Ebola in New York. You could almost hear the cell phones ringing with news executives’ re-worked plans: We’re going to pull you guys out of Ottawa as soon as you’re off the air. Everybody to New York.

The cable news networks reacted with a frenzy of reporting Thursday evening in the wake of New York City’s first confirmed case of Ebola.

As New York is home to the nation’s major media, the emergence of Dr. Craig Spencer was enough to send producers pulling the keys from around their necks to unlock the nuclear launch codes. This, my friends, was big. Sorry, Dallas and Atlanta, I mean, well, do we really have to explain this to you?

CNN and MSNBC devoted wall-to-wall coverage to Ebola ahead of a planned news conference in New York, while planning extended coverage into the night and for Friday morning. Fox News announced it would air a live edition of “Hannity” at 10 p.m., followed by a live hour of “The Kelly File” with Megyn Kelly at 11 p.m. “Fox and Friends First” will begin live coverage at 4:30 a.m.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, at the Ebola news conference that was carried live on cable news and streamed online, said New York, essentially, had been ready and waiting for this. “What happened in Dallas was the opposite,” the governor said. “The more facts you know, the less frightening the situation is.”

So on with the intense coverage then–and no panic, okay? FoxSports.com writer Erik Malinowski grabbed a photo of CNN’s Ebola 7-box (above), about which author Adam Sternbergh noted “there are more people on that screen than have contracted Ebola in the USA.”

When Rambunctious Fans Invade World Cup Live Shots

As the USA-Germany game gets underway in Brazil, here’s a reminder of which lucky correspondents are covering the World Cup for their respective networks: CNN’s Lara Baldesarra, Fox News’ Bryan Llenas, CBS’ Elaine Quijano, ABC’s Paula Faris and NBC’s Natalie Morales, who found herself in the middle of a particularly noisy group of fans during her 9 a.m. live shot on “Today” this morning:

For those of you who work in TV news, and are not in Brazil, you may have the benefit of having a TV on your desk. And if you work for the state of New York, here’s some good news: Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved an extra hour of lunch for all New York State employees today. (Maybe he got the idea from his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo who was in Rio earlier this week covering the Team USA v. Portugal game.) See Gov. Cuomo’s tweet after the jump. Read more

CNN Goes Back to ‘The Sixties’

In celebration of the premiere of “The Sixties,” CNN threw a ’60s themed party Wednesday night at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. The party was held in the same space where the network’s exhibit of ’60s artifacts is on display this week.

The party included entertainment from Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux and 1960s-themed food, including green bean casserole, turkey meatloaf and retro candy, served on TV dinner trays. Guests posed for photos with tie-dye bandanas, retro sunglasses, and inflatable guitars. The exhibit, which features one of Keith Richards‘ guitars, a lifesize replica of Mr. Rogers, and an old television camera belonging to CBS News, was also open to guests.

TVNewser spotted Don Lemon, Ashleigh Banfield, John Berman, Brian Stelter and his wife, NY1′s Jamie Stelter, Christine Romans and Sally Kohn. CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker introduced the Fab Faux before they took the stage around 8 p.m. Also in attendance: Indra Petersons, Allison Kosik, Poppy Harlow, Sam Feist, Dan Abrams, and Chris Cuomo, whose brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was on hand to open the exhibit at Grand Central on Tuesday.

“The Sixties” is a ten-part series that kicks off the network’s new primetime programming slate. The first installment airs tonight at 9pmET.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Defends Interview With Brother, Governor Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Cuomo“New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo defended himself against scrutiny that he shouldn’t have interviewed his older brother New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this morning about yesterday’s tragic train derailment in New York City.

“Obviously I did the intv because it was non political, and frankly, I invite the criticism—because it exposes the hollowness of a lot of what is out there,” Cuomo emailed The Daily Beast. “Critics say my intv was no diff than any other and then criticize anyway,” adding, “Think about that. I get the obvious suspicion, but the media has to do better than simply cater to the obvious…and pawn off negativity as a proxy for insight.”

Among those catering to the obvious…
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Evening Newscasts Expand to an Hour Again Tonight

“CBS Evening News,” “NBC Nightly News” and “ABC World News” will expand to an hour again tonight as superstorm Sandy moves north, and the devastation in its wake is measured. Joe Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the bridges, tunnels, buses, subways and commuter railroads just remarked in a news conference, “I can say unequivocally that the MTA last night suffered a disaster as devastating as it has ever faced in its history.”

The MTA chairman was speaking along with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo — brother of “20/20″ anchor Chris Cuomo who has been contributing to ABC’s storm coverage. Lhota mentioned the 40-foot boat (image, right) that sits across the Metro North rail line, pushed there when the storm surge sent the Hudson River onto nearby tracks.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tweets at his Brother to Up Twitter Followers

Being the governor of the third most-populous state in the Union does not have the clout that being a network anchorman does, apparently. As evidenced today when Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) Tweeted at his brother, ABC News “20/20″ co-anchor Chris Cuomo asking him to send out a #FF so the governor could up his Twitter following. Right now, the younger anchorman Cuomo has 996,107 followers while the older governing Cuomo has just 19,530 followers. The younger brother obliged.

How Cable News Covered the Gay Marriage Vote in New York

The late night vote to legalize same sex marriage in New York State changed up the primetime lineup on cable news Friday night.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper anchored the 10 and 11pmET hours of his show live, with the final 33-29 vote occurring at 10:30pmET and remarks from Gov. Andrew Cuomo at 11:22pm. Cuomo signed the bill into law later. When it goes into effect in 30 days, New York will become the sixth and largest state to recognize same-sex marriage.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow anchored beyond her normal 9pmET timeslot into the 10pm hour when the vote occurred. Maddow anchored until 10:41, before the network returned to its normal documentary programming.

Fox News was in the middle of a two-hour special on the Casey Anthony case hosted by Jeanine Pirro when it broadcast a Fox News Alert at 10:38pm. Marianne Rafferty anchored that alert as well as another at the top of the 11pm re-air of “The O’Reilly Factor” and others into the early morning hours.