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CNN’s New Daytime Show Gets a Name: ‘@THISHOUR’

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CNN’s new 11amET show officially has a name: “@THISHOUR.” The 11amET show, anchored by John Berman and Michaela Pereira, debuts Monday as part of CNN’s revamped daytime lineup.

“@THISHOUR” replaces “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield,” which slides to the 12pmET hour. CNN’s 1pmET hour, anchored by Wolf Blitzer, also gets a makeover and a new name as part of the changes — beginning Monday, the show will be called “Wolf” and will no longer be using the “CNN Newsroom” branding.

Ironically enough, the @thishour Twitter handle is taken, so the CNN show will have to find a new social media identity.

CNN Changes: ‘Around the World’ Canceled; John Berman, Michaela Pereira Add 11am

MalveauxWorldCNN is changing up its daytime schedule, replacing the NoonET “Around the World” co-anchored by Suzanne Malveaux and Michael Holmes with “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield.” Banfield’s move from 11am to Noon makes room for a new show co-anchored by John Berman and Michaela Pereira at 11amET. Berman and Pereira will continue their roles on “Early Start” and “New Day.”

The international news-focused Noon hour took shape in the summer of 2012 as “International Newsroom.” At the time, Malveaux had anchored two hours of CNN’s early afternoon hours from Atlanta. She will return to Washington as CNN’s national correspondent. Her return to D.C. allows her to better care for her mother, who suffers from ALS.

Holmes will return full-time to CNN International and continue to anchor “International Desk,” which airs weekdays at 10amET on CNNI.

Carol Costello continues anchoring from 9-11am, Berman and Pereira pick up at 11am, Banfield is at Noon, Wolf Blitzer continues to anchor an hour from Washington at 1pm and Brooke Baldwin anchors her two hours from Atlanta, beginning at 2pmET.

‘The Newsroom’ Ending After Third Season

The-Newsroom-HBO-The-112th-Congress-Episode-3-4-550x366The third season of “The Newsroom” will be its last, HBO announced this afternoon. The Aaron Sorkin series will begin production on its last season this spring and debut in the fall.

“The Newsroom” debuted in 2012 to mostly negative reviews. The second season followed the “News Night” staff as they reported (and then retracted) “Operation Genoa,” a fake story about a U.S. military operation that was inspired by a similar situation at CNN, “Operation Tailwind,” in the late 1990s.

A number of cable news personalities, including MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield and S.E. Cupp, acted as consultants for season two.

Chris Matthews, Sean Hannity, Ashleigh Banfield in ‘House of Cards’ Second Season

In a new trailer released by Netflix for the hotly anticipated second season of “House of Cards,” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield make cameos in Kevin Spacey‘s political thriller.

“So this goes all the way to the White House,” Matthews asks a guest on his “Hardball” set, asking about Spacey’s Frank Underwood’s illegal political wheeling and dealing.

Banfield interviews Underwood’s wife, wondering if their marriage is really what it appears beneath the surface.

“Some people think that your marriage may be a bit more calculated than you let on,” Banfield says to Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright.

TVNewser has also learned Sean Hannity and NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell are set to make appearances in the second season.

Season two of “House of Cards” will be released February 14 on Netflix.

Ashleigh Banfield’s Fashionable Storm Hat

Reporting outside of CNN’s Time Warner Center this morning, Ashleigh Banfield showcased her Canadian roots through some old winter apparel.

“Look, I’m at Defcon hat,” Banfield joked. “I found the old CNN winter toque as they call it in Canada…and this really does feel like Canada, and my days growing up in 40 below.”

 

Illinois Man Cleans Up at Star-Studded CNN Heroes

BanfieldLemonRomansA man who has dedicated his life to cleaning up the Mississippi River is the CNN Hero of the Year. Chad Pregracke of East Moline, Illinois received the honor last night at the event which was recorded for a CNN special to air Sunday, Dec. 1.

TVNewser was on the red carpet, which was swarming with both CNN and entertainment stars.

Piers Morgan told us how refreshing it is to cover everyday heroes vs. A-list celebrities: “They’re real people, and real people are always much more heroic than celebrities in my experience.  They’re not surrounded by entourages, money, or glamor…they have to rely on their own big hearts and selflessness.”

Ashleigh Banfield said “Heroes” proves good news works on TV. “We’ve heard forever good news doesn’t sell… it clearly sells. This has done well for years, people love it…and it feels great.”

HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell told us the inspiration Heroes provides is like therapy for her: “We do see the worst in humanity so often…this is more of a reflection of what humanity really is. This restores my faith in humanity.”

We caught up with CNN anchor Don Lemon and asked him what to expect from his new limited run show at 11pm: “It’s going to be amazing. You’re going to want to watch it,” he said, adding “to have any time slot on CNN is a pretty big accomplishment.”

Rachel Nichols talked about the positive response she’s received on the return of sports to CNN via her show “Unguarded.”

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The Guy Who Tweeted Former CIA Director’s Conversations ‘Won’t Be Doing Any Fox News’

MatzzieMSNBCTom Matzzie, the former DC director of Moveon.org, has already talked with CNN and MSNBC today, but he won’t doing Fox News.

Not that they asked.

Matzzie, whose tweets became news yesterday, tweeted this afternoon, “I won’t be doing any Fox News.”

To get you caught up, Matzzie was on a DC-to-NY Acela yesterday when he encountered “the loud guy on the train” sitting two rows behind him. That guy turned out to be former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden who was giving off-the-record phone interviews, details of which Matzzie began to tweet.

After Hayden’s associates started seeing Matzzie’s tweets, they called the 4-star Air Force General (ret.) who then approached Matzzie. “At that point I clenched myself,” Matzzie told MSNBC’s Peter Alexander. But it all ended well enough. Matzzie even got this photo with his new train buddy.

In her interview this morning (after the jump) CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield challenged Matzzie that as a former Moveon.org director “you have a bigger role in public interest than perhaps you let on…”

As for Fox, Tom Fitzgerald, a reporter at Fox5 in Washington, DC is appealing Matzzie’s no Fox rule. Matzzie is putting it to his Twitter followers to vote on whether he should do the interview.

 

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The Evening Ticker: Banfield, Lawsuit, ‘CTM’

  • Toyota has signed on as a presenting sponsor of “CBS This Morning.” The automaker will sponsor the “Eye Opener” segment, and is also lending its name to the show’s signature glass green room, now called the “Toyota Green Room.”

Cablers Break Into Afternoon Programming To Cover ‘Whitey’ Bulger Guilty Verdict

Just after 2 PM, the jury in the “Whitey” Bulger trial in Boston revealed their verdict, and it appears as though the former Massachusetts Mob boss will be spending the remainder of his life behind bars.

Bulger was found guilty on multiple counts of racketeering and conspiracy, as well as number of murders… though not all of the murders he was charged with.

The first of the verdicts was reported at 2:03 PM on MSNBC and FNC, according to TVEyes, with CNN less than 30 second later just after 2:04 PM. CNN also brought in “Legal View” anchor Ashleigh Banfield to discuss the case. Banfield’s new legal-focused show started this morning at 11 AM. Martha MacCallum anchored for FNC, and Thomas Roberts was on MSNBC.

CNN Rebranding 11 AM Hour As ‘Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield’

CNN is rebranding the 11 AM hour of “CNN Newsroom” as “Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield” starting Monday, August 12, TVNewser has learned.

Banfield has been anchoring the 11 AM hour for over a year, but the new branding will let her put her own stamp on things. The logline for the hour will be “Ashleigh Banfield tackles the day’s most compelling legal stories.”

The move is consistent with other changes CNN has made to try and refresh the lineup. At 12 PM, “CNN Newsroom” switched to an international news focus, and was re-named “Around the World” earlier this year. Wolf Blitzer will be taking over the 1 PM hour, and Jake Tapper has his own hour at 4 PM. In other words, CNN has been moving away from the generic “Newsroom” title, and moving toward hours branded around the anchor and content.

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