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Previewing Mitt Romney’s First Post-Election TV Interview

On Sunday Mitt Romney and Ann Romney will speak to Fox News anchor Chris Wallace in their first TV interview since the losing the Presidential election in November. FNC has released a handful of excerpts in advance of the interview.

On life after the campaign trail: “Well, it’s different. But it’s like, you know, riding on a roller coaster. We were on a roller coaster, exciting and thrilling, ups and downs. But the ride ends. And then you get off. And it’s not like, oh, can’t we be on a roller coaster the rest of our life? It’s like, no, the ride’s over.”

On everyone’s favorite topic, sequestration: “Well, no one can think that that’s been a success for the president. He didn’t think the sequester would happen. It is happening, but to date, what we’ve seen is the president out campaigning to the American people, doing rallies around the country, flying around the country and berating Republicans and blaming and pointing.”

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Ben Sherwood On ‘Hard News’ In The Mornings

ForbesJeff Bercovici interviews ABC News president Ben Sherwood. “Good Morning America” was a significant part of the conversation, and Bercovici pressed Sherwood on whether “GMA’s ratings wins were coming at the expense of hard news, citing the recent guest-hosting appearance of Ann Romney, and Sarah Palin on competitor “Today.”

[Long pause] I think that “Good Morning America,” every morning, comes right out of the box at 7 a.m. with an incredibly aggressive mix of everything people need to stat their day. You’ve got George Stephanopoulos explaining the political world, you’ve got Sam Champion chasing the biggest weather around the country, you’ve got Josh Elliot telling folks what the big news around the world is, you’ve got Lara Spencer with all the entertainment and lifestyle information, and you’ve got Robin, who is the heart and soul of our program, who is on medical leave right now.

Once in a while…we book all kinds of guests on the program. Typically they’re newsmakers and they’re there to add some life to the program. I think the audience gets it. I think the audience understands what they’re there for. While Robin’s away healing from her bone marrow transplant, we’ve got an entire range of people coming in who want to be there for her, want to support her and want to show some solidarity for what she’s going through. Whether that’s Oprah Winfrey, or Sofia Vergara, Ann Romney — I think the audience understands what that’s about.

Ann Romney’s Cooking Emergency on ‘GMA’

Ann Romney kicked off her guest-hosting spot on ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning with a slight mishap in the kitchen as she was cooking up a family recipe in the studio. “They’re burning. I’ve got a cooking emergency,” she said. “The griddle is too hot. But I’m here! I’m making Welsh cakes.”

“I love that commitment to the cooking,” George Stephanopoulos remarked as Romney took the cakes off the grill. “You were going to get that right even though you’re on television.”

Stephanopoulos noted that “GMA” has also extended an invitation to Michelle Obama to visit the show. “She is still working out her schedule,” he said. “We hope to see her soon.” Watch after the jump. Read more

It’s Official: Ann Romney To Guest-Host ‘Good Morning America’ Next Week

GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s wife, Ann Romney, will be filling in for Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America” next week. Romney will guest host alongside George Stephanopoulos October 10, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The new York Post‘s Claire Atkinson first reported that “GMA” was talking to Ann Romney. ABC has also reached out to Michelle Obama about guest-hosting the program, which is entrenching itself as the new number one morning news program.

Speaking of Robin Roberts, the anchor posted a blog from the hospital, and all the signs are positive:

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On (Almost) Day One of RNC, ‘The Five’ Has Most-Watched Show Yet

“The Five” had a big night from Tampa, in fact its biggest night yet. Monday’s show drew 2.41 million viewers. The next most-watched night was June 28, when 2.07 million tuned in. Monday’s was the fourth most-watched among younger viewers.

Fox News Calls Out NBC/MSNBC Twice in Primetime

We’ve already told you about how on his show last night Neil Cavuto took on MSNBC over some of its coverage of Ann Romney‘s multiple sclerosis treatment. Well later on in FNC’s primetime, two other shows called out other peacock programs.

On “Special Report,” Bret Baier took on “‘NBC Nightly News” saying the show “is playing some serious catch-up” on the “Fast and Furious.”

“The network news show has only mentioned the failed gun tracking program, once for a few seconds since the scandal broke last year,” Baier said. “Keep in mind, Attorney General Holder has testified before Congress no less than nine times.”

Later, on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Bill O’Reilly interviewed Fox News contributor Lanny Davis about his crusade to restore civility to politics and the media.

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Neil Cavuto Takes On MSNBC: ‘These Guys Taking Pot Shots at Ann Romney are Horse’s Asses’

Neil Cavuto, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, is defending Ann Romney‘s use of dressage to treat her own MS. Also called hippotherapy or equine treatment, it “refers to the use of horseback riding as a treatment for medical conditions, namely for treating walking difficulties,” Cavuto said yesterday on his Fox News program. Cavuto specifically referenced MSNBC during the segment:

So go ahead and have a good stupid laugh over Ann and her horses and whether they have anything to do with her illness. Ignore the fact she got really into this big-time about the time she was diagnosed with this illness — you might want to look that up. It just seems odd to me that a network with the very letters “M-S” in its name wouldn’t resist making fun of someone who has to live with MS every day … These guys taking pot shots at Ann Romney are horse’s asses.

Although Cavuto does not mention any specific MSNBC anchor, Lawrence O’Donnell took on the topic of dressage on “The Last Word” Monday, saying:

Now, this is not in any way to make light of Ann Romney’s difficulty with MS, it’s obviously a very difficult thing to bear … Dressage does not appear in any of the more traditional courses of treatment. And if it’s true that dressage is how wildly rich people deal with this very difficult personal health problem, then why, why does the horse appear on Mitt Romney’s tax return as a business expense, that in 2010 produced a $77,000 business deduction?

Romney recently sat down for an interview about her health with Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel. That interview will air tonight on “Special Report.” Watch Cavuto’s segment here:


Robin Roberts ‘Slept Like a Baby’ Last Night

At the start of this morning’s “Good Morning America,” Robin Roberts said she “slept like a baby last night for the first time since my diagnosis.” Roberts underwent her first pre-treatment procedure Monday for an eventual bone marrow transplant which will occur later this summer. Her sister is her donor.

“My family and I are comforted by the loving, tremendous response from everyone,” said Roberts.

George Stephanopoulos then read a Tweet from Michelle Obama:

Roberts also spoke with Ann Romney “who’s had her own challenges,” Roberts said. “It’s really been comforting,” said Roberts of the outpouring of support.