This weekend is Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium. More than 1,000 Fox fans are attending one of two Yankee games against the Blue Jays: one last night and the other today, as part of a 3-game series against Toronto. Also in attendance, Fox News talent including: Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Heather Childers, Ainsley Earhardt, Anna Kooiman, Peter Johnson Jr., Clayton Morris, Heather Nauert, Rick Reichmuth, and Dr. Marc Siegel.
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- Starting today, Al Jazeera America’s “Real Money with Ali Velshi” will expand to one hour. Velshi says the goal of the program, which airs Monday-Friday at 7pmET, “[I]s to shed a light on the needs of millions of Americans – not only by looking at Washington and policymakers, but by talking to real families and Americans experiencing economic struggles.”
- SiriusXM and NBC News will launch “Today Show Radio” June 26. The new channel 108 will give SiriusXM listeners across the country access to live audio feeds of the show, including replays. “Today” joins other NBU channels on SiriusXM including CNBC on channel 112, and MSNBC on channel 117.
- The Wrap is out with its 2013 Compensation Survey. CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves pulled in $66.9 million, a +7.6% gain over 2012. Steve Burke, president and CEO of NBCUniversal, earned $31.1 million, an increase of $4.8 million over the previous year, and Disney CEO Bob Iger took a -14% pay cut, still pulling in $34.3 million.
In addition to NBC’s Natalie Morales, FNC’s Anna Kooiman will be running the 118th Boston Marathon today. Kooiman told “Fox & Friends” this morning she’s “Nervous, anxious, [and] excited all at the same time.” Meanwhile, dozens of other tvnewsers are along the route covering the race, among them CNN’s Brooke Baldwin and John Berman. In between live reports, Baldwin got this Vine of Berman, who will not be running.
- Recently departed CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin is looking to start her own production company, the Latin Post reports. Upon her exit this month, Sambolin told staff that her battle with cancer put life into perspective for her.
- Buzzfeed’s Dorsey Shaw advocates for CNN to tap Jake Tapper in an effort to shake up the Sunday show scene. The animated GIF includes actor Christian Bale, Senator John McCain, rapper Ice Cube, and a wild bird.
Hong Kong is not located in South America, and President Obama did not offer to fund a museum dedicated to Muslim culture as the government remains shut down.
Those two facts did not stop CNN and Fox News from erroneously leading viewers down those mistaken paths this weekend.
On “New Day Saturday,” CNN was reporting on giant hornets in China, and featured a map on the screen. Unfortunately, the map placed Hong Kong squarely in Southeastern Brazil (see the photo above). For more memorable map errors, see some of our previous coverage.
On Fox News, anchor Anna Kooiman referenced a report that President Obama offered to pay out of pocket for a museum of Muslim culture to stay open while the rest of government remained shut down. Unfortunately, that report was from a parody website, and had no basis in reality. The Huffington Post has the video.
Update: Kooiman apologized in a tweet.
Just met w producers- I made a mistake yday after receiving flawed research abt a museum possibly closing. My apologies. Won't happen again.
— Anna Kooiman (@annakooiman) October 6, 2013
The early-morning newscast airs from 5-6 AM, leading into FNC’s signature morning program “Fox & Friends,” and providing more fast-paced updates on what happened overnight and the evening before.
Childers has joined Earhardt on weekday mornings for the past few weeks, but FNC is now making their appointment official. Earhardt joined FNC in 2007 as a correspondent, while Childers joined the channel as a correspondent in 2010.
Fox News has confirmed that former “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson will be taking over the 2 PM hour on the network starting Monday. “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” will be preceded by an of “America’s News HQ,” co-anchored by Bill Hemmer and Alisyn Camerota.
Carlson’s new show “will focus on all current events from general news and crime to politics and investigative reports,” according to a statement from the channel.
“I am thrilled that Roger Ailes has given me the opportunity to host a signature show for Fox that will focus on the real stories of the day,” Carlson said in a statement. “From in-depth interviews to social media interaction live during the show, I look forward to joining viewers in the afternoon for smart and straight-forward talk. Plus, I now get to have breakfast with my kids and maybe even drive them to school! How great is that?”
Carlson’s new show is the latest chess piece being moved on FNC’s game board. Shepard Smith will be giving up his 7 PM show to make room for Greta Van Susteren, but will become the channel’s breaking news anchor. Meanwhile, Megyn Kelly is moving to 9 PM, while Sean Hannity is shifting to 10 PM. In the morning, Elisabeth Hasselbeck replaced Carlson on “Fox & Friends.”
With Camerota moving to weekdays, “Fox & Friends Weekend” will also be looking for a new co-host. We hear that Camerota’s last show will be this weekend, with Anna Kooiman filling in for now.
Fox News correspondent Anna Kooiman was in Boston on Friday, to report on the Red Bull Cliff Jump into Boston Harbor. She did a live stand-up with an elite cliff diver, who demonstrated what it takes to make the dive. Being an enterprising correspondent, Kooiman of course had to take the dive herself…
Only four teams remain in the 2013 NCAA March Madness college basketball tourney, and things are getting tense in the TVNewser bracket challenge.
“CBS This Morning” EP Chris Licht has pulled away into a commanding (but not insurmountable) lead. CNN’s Janelle Rodriguez and MSNBC’s Bill Wolff are neck and neck at 2nd and 3rd while CNNers Eric Sherling and Randi Kaye are still within striking distance.
The full standings are after the jump.
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