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Carl Quintanilla Joins HBO’s ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’

carl quintanillaCNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla is joining HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” as a correspondent. He will continue to anchor his CNBC shows, including “Squawk on the Street” and newly-launched “Squawk Alley.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining REAL SPORTS,” Quintanilla said in a statement. “The quality of their reporting is as good as there has ever been on television, led by correspondents I’ve admired my entire career. I couldn’t ask for a better team on which to play a part.”

Quintanilla joins a stable of “Real Sports” correspondents including Soledad O’Brien, Mary Carillo and Bernard Goldberg. The announcement from HBO is after the jump. Read more

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Kelly to Pelley: ‘We Beat You in all the Debates and on Election Night, Scott’

CBS News anchor Scott Pelley‘s comments to Deadline over the weekend comparing cable and network news has been fodder on Fox News today. First, here’s part of the Q&A:

DEADLINE: While the news flow on cable may be in the hundreds of thousands, a lot of people are watching Bill O’Reilly, a couple of million a night. Same thing with Hannity.

PELLEY: We measure our audience in millions. They’re not big numbers. People talk about cable a lot and cable has a very high profile. Not a lot of people watch cable news, they just don’t. If you look at the Nielsen numbers, the cable channels have a few hundred thousand viewers at any given moment. The CBS Evening News again has 7 million viewers, ABC has 8 million viewers. Brian [NBC's Williams] has almost 9 million. Altogether we have about 25 million viewers on any given night. That’s a very different order of magnitude.

The story was discussed on “Fox & Friends” this morning and again on Megyn Kelly‘s show. Kelly, in a discussion with Michelle Malkin, says Pelley answering that question by dismissing a fact in it, does a disservice to his audience. She also took a jab at Pelley: “We beat you in all the debates and on election night, Scott.”

You can bet former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg will have a few things to say about it tonight on his regular Monday night “O’Reilly Factor” appearance.

(h/t J$P)

Soledad O’Brien, The Brand

For former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” is something of a reunion. A former low level staffer at NBC News, O’Brien recalls producing segments with then “Today” anchor Gumbel.

“I was terrified,” O’Brien tells TVNewser. “[Gumbel] was one of the smartest and best interviewers in the business, and it was kind of an overwhelming prospect to be in his space.”

Now O’Brien will be on-air contributing to Gumbel’s HBO program, widely regarded as one of the best sports journalism programs on television. O’Brien will join a correspondent team that includes Mary Carillo, Bernard Goldberg and Andrea Kramer.

“I will do what I do, interviews, and to really tell stories, more about the human struggle to overcome something, to get through something,” O’Brien says of her “Real Sports” role. “It is longer form, but for me it is often under-told stories about the human condition.”

Her deal with HBO also includes a “first look” clause, giving the pay cabler first dibs on scripted programming and “long-form programming concepts” from O’Brien’s production company Starfish Media Group. HBO is known for taking real stories and turning them into dramatic films, most recently with the critically-acclaimed Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra,” and also for “Game Change.”
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The Ticker: ‘Real Sports,’ Weather, O’Donnell

  • Not content to simply name winter storms, The Weather Channel is launching a Winter Storm Index called “Storm: Con,” which will grade winter storms on severity in a 1-10 scale. 1-5 aren’t too bad, but if a 6-10 is coming… watch out.

Bernard Goldberg Trashes Ted Koppel’s Report On Partisan Cable News

On last night’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Bernard Goldberg appeared in one of his typically meta segments to talk about last week’s rumble between Bill O’Reilly and Ted Koppel. O’Reilly claimed that he pressed Koppel on anchors like Bret Baier and Shepard Smith, but Koppel was more interested in the primetime opinion shows.

“This is embarrassing for someone who is about to do a story on television cable news, and it shows a tremendous gap in his journalistic knowledge, and a tremendous gap in his journalistic curiosity, incuriousity in this case,” Goldberg said.

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Bill O’Reilly ‘Apologizes’ For Health Care Prediction

Earlier this year, Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly said that he would apologize and call himself an “idiot” if the Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s health care law. Not surprisingly, many O’Reilly critics put that segment in the bank for future “claim chowder.”

Well, the Court did uphold the law, though it was as a tax, not under the Commerce Clause. On his program last night, O’Reilly addressed the matter with Bernard Goldberg:

“I’m not really sorry, but I am a man of word, so I apologize for not factoring in the John Roberts situation,” O’Reilly said, noting that he didn’t predict the tax argument. “I may be an idiot for not considering that.”

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Bill O’Reilly Responds to Claim That He Damages The ‘Fox News Brand’

On his program, Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly responded to a claim made on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that he is “damaging” to the “Fox News brand.” No, the claim wasn’t made by his former staffer Joe Muto, but rather radio host Julie Mason. O’Reilly went on to talk to his usual media-analysis guy, Bernard Goldberg.


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Bill O’Reilly Takes On Pres. Obama, NBC News and … Brian Stelter?

It was another media Monday on “The O’Reilly Factor.” Bernard Goldberg was on as usual, discussing NBC News’s internal investigation into the editing of a “Today” show story in the Trayvon Martin case.

“I think it was a mistake from a show producer,” O’Reilly surmised, adding, “Obviously that can’t stand.”

NBC News tells TVNewser this morning, “the investigation is still ongoing at this point.”

Later in the show, O’Reilly put New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter — founder of this blog — in his reality check. In a story yesterday about Mike Huckabee getting a radio show, Stelter wrote O’Reilly had “failed” at his attempt at a radio talk show. O’Reilly gave up radio in 2009 and last night took issue with the reporting saying, “The Radio Factor” “was among the most profitable radio programs in the country.”

“Here’s some advice for Brian Stelter. Northwestern has a good journalism program. They will teach you to source articles and deal with facts,” said O’Reilly. “Oh, and they’ll also teach you to keep your ideology out of your reporting.”

Stelter tells us that kind of criticism, “Comes with the territory.”

And leading off the show, there was some role playing: Bill O’Reilly played Pres. Obama and Brit Hume played a White House correspondent — which he was many years ago for ABC News.

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Hannity to Buchanan: ‘I Prefer the Old Crossfire Days’

Bill O’Reilly has Bernard Goldberg. And increasingly, Sean Hannity is bringing on former MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan as a media commentator.

He was back on Fox News last night during coverage of the Mississippi and Alabama primaries in a segment that seemed to be an attempt at a counterpoint to the criticism Rush Limbaugh continues to receive over the Sandra Fluke flap but sold as a discussion of a left wing media takeover. It began with a series of talk radio clips from left-leaning hosts, including Ed Schultz, who Buchanan referred to as “my friend from MSNBC.”

Hannity added about Schultz, “there’s a lot more out on him, which I’m sure people will be able to find, if they’re interested.”

“I prefer the old Crossfire days, Pat,” said Hannity concluding the segment. “I prefer more speech, passionate speech, debate, dialogue.” What Hannity didn’t mention was he used to host a Crossfire-like show, with Alan Colmes for 12 years.


Has the Media Spent Too Much Time Talking about Rush’s Role?

Bill O’Reilly and Bernard Goldberg talked about how the media has been covering the Sandra Fluke story and, in their opinion, what’s not being covered, and why: “And because of what happened on this radio show, our attention is focused on that, understandably, and not on these other issues that are at least as important,” said Goldberg referring to Rush Limbaugh‘s characterization of Fluke as a “slut” and “prostitute.”

Earlier on his show, O’Reilly said he’d invited Fluke on his show on Friday, but that she, “has chosen friendly venues where she will not be challenged.”


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