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Jesse Ventura Goes Off The Grid for New Show

JesseVenturaOraHe’s fought, wrestled, acted and governed. Now Jesse Ventura is back in front of a camera — from Mexico — with a new show on Ora.tv, which is also home to Larry King. Mediabistro managing editor Valerie Berrios caught up with Ventura about how “Off the Grid” differs from his last TV series, “Jesse Ventura’s America” on MSNBC:

“Well, this program differs in the fact that in my short-lived time at MSNBC of about four weeks — even though they paid me huge money for three years — all the topics came from upstairs… the topics come from me. And I don’t answer to anybody.”

Berrios: How did you end up on Ora.tv? Why this platform?
Ventura: My last book tour in the United States was not overly successful because I was pretty much blackballed by NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC. I have a difficult time now gaining an audience there because they won’t put me on, and so Off the Grid is my way of combating them. They can’t control me now. I can do my own show and people can listen to me and hear what I have to say at their convenience. It’s been a Godsend for me. I thank Larry King from the day we met doing an interview on my book tour when he told me about Ora.tv.

Ventura also talks about his “good friend,” Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano and what he learned recently from watching Nancy Grace.

Click through for So What Do You Do, Jesse Ventura?

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Rachel Maddow on ‘Late Night,’ Judge Napolitano on ‘The Daily Show’

Some familiar cable news faces made the rounds in late night last night: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano visited “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Maddow and Meyers talked about their shared love for the Boston Red Sox and comic books, as well as why the Chris Christie bridgegate scandal continues to be captivating. “It’s still unexplained at the heart of it, and I think that’s the main reason it’s not going away. Also, it’s so salacious,” Maddow said. “…It’s so gangster. It’s very Sopranos.” Watch (at about the 22 minute mark):

Meanwhile, on “The Daily Show,” Judge Napolitano locked horns with Stewart over the necessity of the civil war. Read more

Fox News Reporter Jana Winter Back to Court

WinterFoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter will be back in court tomorrow asking New York State’s highest court to quash a subpoena filed by the lawyers for James Holmes, the Colorado man accused of killing 12 people and wounding 50 others at a movie theater last year.

Winter will ask the Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court ruling that says she can be compelled to testify about her sources.

Winter’s story revealed the existence of Holmes’ notebook that he reportedly gave to his psychiatrist before he went on his shooting spree.

The Albany Times-Union’s legal affairs reporter Robert Gavin writes, “The high court’s ultimate decision could have drastic implications not only for Winter, but the rights of the news media to safeguard the identity of its sources. That right is protected in New York state, where the Shield Law protects reporters from revealing their sources regardless of how vital the information could be to an investigation.”

If the Court of Appeals lets the lower court ruling stand, and Winter does not reveal her sources, she could go to jail until she does. Fox News’s Judge Andrew Napolitano went on “Fox & Friends” this morning and talked about the case. “She has said to me she will simply never reveal who her sources are,” said Napolitano.

Andrew Napolitano: FoxNews.com Reporter The Victim Of A ‘Witch Hunt’

This week FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter is in court in Colorado, where she is discussing a story she wrote about the Aurora shooter, James Holmes. Winter was subpoenaed in February over the story, which reveals that Holmes sent his psychiatrist a notebook filled with violent imagery. There is more on the story here.

Now, Andrew Napolitano, a Fox News contributor and former judge, weighs in on the case for FoxNews.com.

Napolitano calls the case a “witch hunt,” and argues that Winter should not have even been subpoenaed.

All this means is that if judges want to compel reporters to reveal sources, they can, and the so-called shield laws are meaningless. This has become a power play between the court, the State, and the press. What need does the court have now for the identity of my colleague’s sources? She reported truthfully and accurately of a matter of acute public importance. She first informed the world that Mr. Holmes sent a notebook to a mental health professional full of details about how he was going to kill people.

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FBN’s New Graphics: ‘The Judge Likes Them Too, Because You Can See More of Him’

Fox Business Network debuted a new graphics look today as part of a move to a single 16×9 feed, similar to how Fox News broadcasts. In the transition, the “wing” — still in use by CNBC — has been removed with the information as part of the redesigned lower third.

The new design also incorporates social media in the ticker. Ray Lambiase, SVP of Graphics at FBN, tells RBR-TVBR, “By dedicating an area of our new data ticker exclusively to text headlines, we will have the opportunity to display social media comments, without ever interrupting the flow of financial data that our business viewers expect to see.” FBN celebrates five years on the air next month.

After the jump, watch Stuart Varney discuss the new look, while Judge Andrew Napolitano laughs along in agreement…

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Neil Cavuto Leading FBN’s Convention Coverage

Fox Business Network has announced its coverage plans for the Republican national Convention next week. Anchor Neil Cavuto will be leading coverage from 8-11 PM every night, from inside the arena.

FBN Washington correspondent Rich Edson will be joining Cavuto in the booth, with a revolving door of business-focused guests, as well as correspondents and anchors Charlie Gasparino, David Asman and Andrew Napolitano.

You can see Fox news Channel’s coverage plans here.

Judge Andrew Napolitano: ‘KINDLY STOP SENDING EMAILS TO FOX,’ ‘please stop NOW’

Last night was the final installment of Fox Business Network’s “Freedom Watch,” hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano. The program will be replaced by reruns of some of FBN’s dayside business programming until the new primetime premieres next Monday.

The cancellation is not sitting well with many fans of “Freedom Watch”, who have been emailing Fox News executives and talent. Napolitano has taken to his Facebook page to try and end the matter, using ALL CAPS for added effect:

As a favor to me, and as I have asked this past weekend, PLEASE STOP SENDING EMAILS TO MY COLLEAGUES AT FOX ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF FreedomWatch; and please stop NOW.

You can read Napolitano’s open letter here, or after the jump if you don’t have a Facebook account.

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Primetime Shakeup at FBN: Bolling, Asman, Napolitano Shows Dropped

A major overhaul is coming to Fox Business Network’s primetime programming later this month. The network is dropping three shows, hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano, David Asman and Eric Bolling.

Beginning February 20, the network will repeat “The Willis Report,” “Cavuto” and “Lou Dobbs Tonight” at 8pm, 9pm and 10pmET, respectively.

The network is developing a new show hosted by Melissa Francis, who recently joined FBN from CNBC, that will air at 5pmET. When it debuts later this year, the current 5pmET program — “The Willis Report with Gerri Willis” — will air live at 8pmET.

Bolling and Napolitano will continue their on-air roles at Fox Business and Fox News; Asman will continue to anchor the 4pmET show on Fox Business.

“We look forward to Judge Napolitano, David and Eric continuing to make significant contributions to both FOX Business and FOX News,” FBN EVP Kevin Magee said in a statement.

Fox Business Network, which launched in October 2007, continues to struggle in the ratings. Last week, FBN ranked 89th in primetime and 86th in Total Day among ad-supported cable networks, drawing 51,000 and 56,000 viewers, respectively.

>We just got off the phone with Fox Business EVP Kevin Magee, who told us that the production staffs of the three cancelled shows will be up for positions on Francis’s new 5pm show, as well as daytime positions on FNC and FBN. As for the scheduling shifts: “She’ll do better at 8 than what we’ve had at 8,” Magee said of shifting Willis into the 8pmET timeslot.

“We want to make sure that the people who are doing the best job with the audience and who have the most credibility with the audience get more exposure,” he adds.

Judge Andrew Napolitano to Jon Stewart: Roger Ailes Loves You!

Last night on “The Daily Show,” Fox Business Network host Andrew Napolitano was a guest, and in addition to a discussion about libertarian and Republican politics, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes came up:

“Roger is a great man who has a great deal of respect for our host,” Napolitano said to Jon Stewart. “He has probably told you that himself.”

“Sometimes at night, when I look out my window, I just see him standing there underneath a tree, in the rain with an umbrella just standing there,” Stewart quipped.

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Jon Stewart, Andrew Napolitano Clash Over Government’s Role

Last night Fox Business Network host Andrew Napolitano appeared on “The Daily Show” to pitch his new book. As often happens with conservative guests, Jon Stewart used the opportunity to argue about the role of government in society.

Spoiler alert: Stewart thinks government should have an important role in our everyday life, while Napolitano disagrees:


Part two, after the jump. Update: and a very awkward moment in part two, towards the end of the clip, around 2:50 in. We won’t spoil it for you.
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