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’60 Minutes’ Hovers Over Topic of Drone Use

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When New York local and national media descended on East Harlem Wednesday morning after two buildings exploded, Brian Wilson wasn’t far behind. And he brought along with his DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, a camera-equipped drone that hovered over the scene of the devastation.

“I mostly use it to shoot real estate or sports events,” Wilson told the Daily News. “This was the first time I used it for breaking news.” But Matthew Schroyer, the founder of the Professional Society of Drone Journalism, calls Wilson’s actions “irresponsible” and “reckless.” The image shown above was taken by Wilson’s drone.

As we’ve been reporting on TVNewser and TVSpy, Wilson is among the pioneers in the brave new world of UAV newsgathering. As news divisions discuss how, or even if, to use drones, the federal government is exploring how to regulate them.

Tonight on “60 Minutes” Morley Safer explores the new world of commercial drones (clip after the jump) and talks with Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Diane Feinstein about her concerns.

And we’ll be debating the issue of drones in newsgathering at the TVNewser Show, April 29. Click here for more information.

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1050 ESPN Radio Shakes Up Daily Lineup

New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica will host a daily sports-talk show starting next month on 1050AM ESPN Radio.

The longtime Sports Reporters contributor will take the airwaves in New York City from 2-3 p.m. He previously hosted a radio show 18 years ago on WFAN 660AM.

The addition of Lupica is just one of several changes for the sports-talk station.

Jared Max will host a new show from 5-6 a.m. followed by the syndicated Mike & Mike in the Morning and The Herd with Colin Cowherd. Read more

Jean Pascal, Bernard Hopkins Mix It Up At Presser

It’s been a while since we’ve had a good boxing press conference, but Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins delivered Monday in Montreal.

Pascal, 28 (and young enough to be Hopkins’ son) questioned whether the 46-year-old veteran was using performance-enhancing drugs and demanded a blood test.

The one thing you don’t want to do is question Hopkins. Both fighters had to be separated after some pushing and shoving. Read more

Does Jimmer Fredette Really Have Hops?

Who says white men can’t jump?

Jimmer Fredette is featured on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover, in what appears to be an awesome photo of the BYU guard.

But Kevin Blackistone, who filled in for Michael Wilbon on Pardon the Interruption, is calling shenanigans when it comes to the photo. During the “Fill in the Blank” segment, Blackistone said he thinks the cover was “photoshopped.” Read more

Brian Wilson Back On-Air, and Keeping it in the FOX Family

Three months after veteran journalist Brian Wilson left Fox News Channel, he has returned to the airwaves - with two appearances this month as a news analyst for Washington, DC Fox O&O WTTG-TV. It’s the station where he worked for twelve years before joining FNC in 1998. “It was lovely to get the opportunity to go back on a Fox-owned station,” Wilson tells our sister site TVSpy.

So does Wilson’s continued relationship with Fox shed some light on the nature of his departure from FNC, which garnered headlines back in September?  

The story on TVSpy…

The SportsNewser Interview: Gus Johnson

If you ask just about any sports fan under the age of 35 to name their favorite play-by-play announcer, the choice would be simple.

Gus Johnson.

The exuberant Johnson, who splits his time between CBS Sports, Showtime and the Big Ten Network, has the uncanny ability to make any sporting event that much more exciting.

Johnson spoke to SportsNewser about the biggest storyline at the halfway point of the NFL season and the top three moments during his broadcasting career.

SportsNewser: How aware are you of your popularity? For any sports fan under 35, you’re a God to them.

Gus Johnson: I’m really appreciative to the responses I have got from some of the fans. It’s really cool. It’s kind of overwhelming at times because you really don’t realize what kind of impact you have on people that are watching the game.

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Brian Wilson ‘Unleashed’: ‘I Can Tell You Some Things That I Have Been Wanting to Say for Years’

Brian Wilson.jpg“I truly enjoyed the 25 years I worked under the News Corp. banner,” former FNCer Brian Wilson tells TVNewser. “But it’s time to do some new things.”

After last week’s news that the veteran journalist had left the network, Wilson announced that he’s founded his own firm.

Right Tone Communications will focus on media training and video production, among other areas. “I couldn’t be more excited about this new adventure,” he tells us.

Wilson also has signed with a booking agency for public speaking gigs.

In a press release from The Grable Group, Wilson calls himself an “unrestricted free agent.”

“I can tell you some things that I have been wanting to say for years. Think of it as Brian Wilson unleashed… Trust me,” he continues. “These speeches will be many things, but they will not be boring.”

Wilson says he can talk about topics such as “Washington, DC: How Things REALLY Work in News and Politics” and “What I Saw and Learned During 35 Years in Television News.”

Updates on FNC’s Brian Wilson and MSNBC’s David Shuster

headshot_wilson091610.jpgOur sister blog FishbowlDC has updates on two DC-based newsers who have not been on the air recently.

First there is Fox News Channel’s Brian Wilson, who it seems has been shown the door at the cable network. “Friends of Wilson say he doesn’t expect to return,” FishbowlDC writes.

Politico’s Playbook reports that Wilson is starting his own production company:

After 25 years with the company, I have decided it’s time to move on. It’s been a great run. From the first days at WTTG, where I had a ringside seat as Mr. Murdoch transformed a small group of independent TV stations into a fourth network — to the 12 years spent at the Fox News Channel, where I participated in a grand journalistic experiment under the direction of the visionary Roger Ailes — it has been a blast

Then there is MSNBC’s David Shuster, who says he is not in “cable news bad boy prison.” He seems to be keeping himself busy with other projects.

Reporting the Return of the Crew of the Maersk Alabama

CNNMaersk_4.16.jpgThe crew of the Maersk Alabama returned to Andrews AFB around 1amET this morning. The Alabama’s Capt. Richard Phillips was unable to meet his crew before they left Kenya because of another pirate attack on a U.S. ship, so he remains aboard the USS Bainbridge.

The 1amET arrival was perfect timing for west coast stations’ late newscasts, but what about the national cable news channels?

How did they report it?

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Plans For Obama Address

Every network will cover President Barack Obama‘s Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET (right after our TVNewser Summit party tonight in NYC — it’s not too late to RSVP). Following Obama’s speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal‘s Republican response:

• ABC — Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos anchor coverage from the Capitol, from 9-10:30pmET. Jake Tapper, Jonathan Karl, George Will and Donna Brazile contribute. Nightline provides additional coverage and analysis at 11:35pmET, with Terry Moran anchoring from D.C.

• CBS — Katie Couric anchors from 9-10:30pmET, with a live Webcast on CBSNews.com and CNET.com immediately following. Bob Schieffer, Jeff Greenfield, Nancy Cordes, Lara Logan, Anthony Mason, Chip Reid and Dan Bartlett contribute.

• NBC — Brian Williams anchors from 9-10pmET. He will be joined by David Gregory, Chuck Todd, and Kelly O’Donnell.

• FOX — Shepard Smith anchors from Washington, D.C., beginning at 8:55pmET. Chris Wallace provides analysis and Shannon Bream reports from Capital Hill.

• CNN — Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper and John King lead coverage from the Election Center in New York. Members of the BPTOT, including Gloria Borger and Roland Martin, will contribute. Shortly before the 9 p.m. address, Blitzer will introduce the address. A two-hour edition of AC 360 starts immediately after the address. “Larry King Live” airs live at MidnightET, with special guest, Sen. John McCain.

• FNC — Bret Baier anchors, beginning at 8:55pmET. Bill O’Reilly hosts a live O’Reilly Factor from 8-8:55pmET. On the Record with Greta Van Susteren airs live from 10:30-11pmET, followed by a Sean Hannity hosting a live “Hannity” from 11pm-MidnightET. Brit Hume joins Juan Williams, Nina Easton and Charles Krauthammer for post-address analysis, Major Garrett, Carl Cameron, Brian Wilson and Chris Wallace report for the coverage.

• MSNBC — Keith Olbermann introduces the address after Countdown, and a special edition of Countdown airs at 10pmET. The Rachel Maddow Show airs live at 11pmET and Hardball with Chris Matthews is live at MidnightET.

• CNBC — John Harwood and Larry Kudlow anchor the pre-speech coverage and a panel of guests join Harwood after the address. Also — Brian Williams will be on “Street Signs” at 2pmET after his lunch at the White House with the other anchors.

• FBN — Neil Cavuto anchors coverage, which includes Rich Edson and Peter Barnes reporting and Mack McLarty, former chief of staff for President Clinton, providing analysis.

• Bloomberg — Peter Cook anchors, with Al Hunt and Kathleen Hays contributing. Roger Altman and Frank Lavin provide analysis.

• PBS — Jim Lehrer anchors with Mark Shields and David Brooks providing analysis.

• C-SPAN — Airs the address live, with coverage beginning at 8pmET and a re-air at 11pmET.

> WebNewser has the coverage plans on the Web

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