- ABC’s Diane Sawyer talks with San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro for tonight’s “World News.” Castro is the DNC’s keynote speaker tonight.
- NBC’s Brian Williams interviews former President Bill Clinton for Wednesday’s “Nightly News,” a few hours before Clinton’s keynote address to the DNC.
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- Who is Janice Dean‘s role model? Her Fox News colleague Megyn Kelly, the meteorologist says. “If I was a young girl coming out of college, she’s someone I would aspire to be like; she’s very smart, doing great in her career, has kids and a great husband, and is beautiful inside and out,” Dean tells I Want Her Job.
ABC went dancing with its star today, and she didn’t miss a step.
Katie Couric’s guest-hosting stint on ‘Good Morning America’ came off with nary a hiccup. Despite a six-year absence from the a.m. game, she seamlessly picked up where she left off at “Today,” displaying the goofy humor and warmth that made her a star.
She laughed. She danced. She cracked wise. What’s not to love?
Did we say love? Like a shark at a shipwreck, “GMA” is moving in for the kill against “Today.” With only 137,000 viewers separating them, according to the latest Nielsen ratings, “GMA” is counting on a week of Couric to end her alma mater’s 16-year dominance.
In response to ABC’s massive promotion, “Today” announced last week that Monday’s show would feature a “legend.” (I’m a big Meredith Vieria fan, but she hardly fits the category.) Sarah Palin guest hosts tomorrow; irony abounds. It was Couric, then with CBS, who derailed Palin in ’08 by asking the vice-presidential candidate what newspapers she read.
ABC made sure Couric’s visit was treated by her colleagues like a coronation. Her co-hosts were positively giddy, and every correspondent welcomed her. At 7:21 a.m., she told an adoring George Stephanopoulos that she was “starting to relax.”
Couric did several taped bits about her return to morning TV, beginning with one in which she ran around her apartment in her jammies and drank endless cups of coffee to stay awake for her debut. In another, her driver mistakenly took her to NBC before heading to ABC’s Times Square studio.
Just how well-liked is CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta? So much so that his book release party, held at The Setai Hotel last night, had more boldface names in attendance than many TV premieres. Gupta’s first novel, Monday Mornings, was released this week.
Former President Bill Clinton, former CBS News anchor Katie Couric, daytime talk-show host Dr. Oz, “The Daily Show” correspondent Aasif Mandvi, Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer and former CNN anchor Kiran Chetry were all there. And that is before you get into the CNN contingent, which included Soledad O’Brien, Don Lemon, Ivan Watson, Jeffrey Toobin, Ashleigh Banfield and Christine Romans, among others.
Nearly every top CNN executive was there, including CNN Worldwide chief Jim Walton, CNN U.S. chief Ken Jautz, CNN managing editor Mark Whitaker, CNN International chief Tony Maddox and HLN chief Scot Safon. We also spotted CBS News president David Rhodes mingling with the crowd.
Clinton held court close to the entrance to the bar, with guests approaching him to chat throughout the night. Gupta worked through the crowd, saying hello to everyone, posing for photos and signing copied of his book. “Enjoy your stay in Chelsea General!” he wrote in one, referring to the fictional hospital in the book.
Gupta also said that the television adaptation of his novel for TNT continues to progress, and production started this month.
“Clearly Sanjay is a man of many many talents, he is possibly the busiest human being I have ever met,” said Walton during the reception, before quipping “Here is his book by the way.”
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Fox News has released a portion of Bill O’Reilly‘s interview tonight with former Pres. Bill Clinton. O’Reilly referenced Hillary Clinton’s primary run against Barack Obama in 2008, saying the press had favored Obama. Clinton agreed, but when asked if he believed the press would favor Obama over the GOP nominee in 2012, Clinton said, “We’ll just have to wait and see.”
Bill O’Reilly went on “Today” this morning, talking with CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, in for Matt Lauer. O’Reilly teed up his first-ever interview with former President Bill Clinton, taking place tomorrow at Fox News. “I’m really looking forward to talking to Bill Clinton who is one of the smartest politicians this country has seen in decades.” Watch:
For the first time ever, the Bills will meet on air. Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly will interview former Pres. Bill Clinton at the Fox News studios on Tuesday. The interview will air on “The O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday night. Pres. Clinton is out promoting his new book, “Back to Work”. But topics will include the state of the nation, Pres. Obama’s leadership and the GOP race.
O’Reilly was on “Late Show” in October telling David Letterman that only Clinton and Cheney haven’t appeared on his show, adding that they were negotiating with the Clinton folks.
O’Reilly will no doubt give a little ribbing to Clinton as his book “Killing Lincoln” remains at #2 on the New York Times Best Sellers list, while Clinton’s book, on the list for four weeks, is currently #11.
Sharpton Tweeted that he and Clinton, “ended up talking much of the way … about the economy.” During the chat, Sharpton phoned in to his show’s morning meeting in New York. According to WaPo’s The Reliable Source, Sharpton, “put Clinton on the phone with the staff — who were so giddy about the whole thing that they couldn’t really recall many details about what he said to them.”
After NBC’s Brian Williams wrapped an interview with former President Bill Clinton closing out the network’s second Education Nation Tuesday, the “Nightly News” anchor had one last task — to introduce his boss, NBC News President Steve Capus. Williams — who described the ambitious 3-day event by saying, “I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder of anything we’ve done” — recounted an early meeting with Capus on NBC’s commitment to education. “He said, ‘It’s okay for a news division to stand for something — in this case, let’s stand for education and improving it in this country.” TVNewser caught up with Capus, who took the stage to a standing ovation, after his closing remarks:
TVNewser: What’s the motivation to get NBC involved in education? Why this issue?
Steve Capus: First off, it just seemed to me like it was wide open territory, that nobody else was really focusing on it as a priority. And the issue just generates such passionate debate. Just think about what’s at stake: our kids’ future, the direction of our communities, of our country, global competitiveness. Go to any school board meeting on any night of the week in any community, and you’re going to see real, passionate debate about fundamental issues. And my feeling is, let’s do kind of a national school board meeting. It’s the same subject matter. What we can do as a news Read more
A TVNewser reader Tweeted at us today:
@tvnewser @HowardKurtz: Did CNN really exclude Spitzer from Malveaux package on Sex Scandals & Politics? Hmm..
The answer: yes it did.
Suzanne Malveaux‘s story, which aired at 2:30pmET, made mention or showed images of politicians ranging from John F. Kennedy to John Edwards; also former Governors James McGreevey and Mark Sanford, and former Sen. Larry Craig and current Sen. David Vitter, former Pres. Bill Clinton, and 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich — their private indiscretions made very public. But no mention of Eliot Spitzer who resigned as Governor of New York after it was revealed he had patronized a prostitution service. Spitzer now hosts CNN’s 7pm show “In the Arena.” We’ve learned the producer/editor on the story, who use their own judgment on what to use and what not to use, chose not to include Spitzer in the story.
CNNPolitics.com has a slideshow of 17 recent political sex scandals. On it, Spitzer is #10.