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Mitt Romney To Appear On ‘CBS This Morning’

In his first solo interview since announcing that Paul Ryan would be his Vice Presidential running mate, Mitt Romney will be a guest on “CBS This Morning” tomorrow. Romney will appear live via satellite from Ohio, and will be interviewed by co-anchor Gayle King and CBS News senior business and economics Correspondent Anthony Mason.

Romney and Ryan gave the first interview following the announcement to CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” on Sunday, with Ryan speaking today with Fox News Channel’s Brit Hume.

Update: Here is the “CBS This Morning” interview.

The Ticker (Paul Ryan Edition): Brit, Greta, Dan

  • FNC’s Brit Hume gets the first sit-down solo interview with GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan. Hume talks with Ryan tomorrow in Denver. Portions will air throughout the day, with the full interview on “Special Report with Bret Baier” at 6pmET.

  • Greta Van Susteren will be hosting tonight’s “On the Record” from her home state of Wisconsin. She’ll be live from Rep. Ryan’s hometown of Janesville. Van Susteren interviewed House Speaker John Boehner in the Central Wisconsin city of Wausau Sunday. Gov. Scott Walker will also be a guest.

  • Dan Senor, the husband of former NBC and CNN anchor Campbell Brown, becomes a senior adviser to Rep. Ryan. Politico reports, Senor “will be serving in a much broader role with Ryan, helping on things like debate prep and the convention speech.”

Sunday Show Ratings: July 15

A big win for ABC as “This Week” topped the A25-54 demographic and placed second in Total Viewers behind CBS’ “Face the Nation.” NBC’s “Meet the Press” came in third in both ratings measurements, posting its lowest number of Total Viewers in 18 years.

Compared to the same week last year, “This Week,” “Face the Nation” and “Al Punto” are all up, with “This Week” posting the biggest gains: +19% in Total Viewers and +29% in the demographic. “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday” (hosted this week by Brit Hume) are both down double-digits: -14%/-12% and -15%/-20%, respectively.

Cable replays of Fox News Sunday averaged a combined 2,338,000 Total Viewers and 393,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour airs in just 69% of the country.

The numbers for July 15:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.69M 755K
ABC
“This Week” 2.50M 835K
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.33M 753K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.06M 364K
Univision “Al Punto” 895K 404K

Titans, Moguls and a Presidential Candidate Pay Respects to Mike Wallace

If the news business was like football, Mike Wallace would be its MVP. But if news was a beauty contest, Wallace would never have been Mr. Congeniality.

That’s what hundreds of Mike Wallace’s friends, colleagues and family — four generations of them — learned as they gathered at the Rose Hall at Time Warner Center to remember the “60 Minutes” original who died April 8 at age 93.

Morley Safer and Steve Kroft remembered Wallace’s unrelenting competitive streak. When Kroft had set up an interview with Gov. Bill Clinton in 1988, amidst accusations of an extra-marital affair, Kroft says, “Mike offered me encouragement, while trying to take the story away from me.”

Safer admitted months would go by without the two reporters even speaking to each other. In a taped piece, the late Ed Bradley echoed the sentiment, after Wallace stole a Manuel Noriega interview from him. “You and I didn’t talk for  six months,” Bradley says to Wallace who is unmoved.

“He brought the same zeal to a story as he did to a penny ante poker game,” said Safer.

Wallace even stole a story from his own son, Chris Wallace who, at the time, was working for ABC’s “Primetime.” In the Fall of 1997, young Wallace had set up an interview with comedian Chris Rock. Rock canceled not long before the shoot. Wallace later found out why.

“My old man had stolen the interview!” said Wallace. “And he knew he’d stolen it from me!” Bradley ended up conducting the Rock interview, mostly to make amends for the Noriega theft, but also to keep in good stead with his son.

“He was so exasperating and yet so endearing,” said Wallace choking back tears.

“It took many years for us to find our path to each other,” the Fox News anchor admitted. “He had a good heart. He could be naughty. But he was never mean.”

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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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The Afternoon Ticker: O’Donnell, Baier, Current TV

  • CBS News correspondent Norah O’Donnell is one of Elle’s “10 Most Powerful Women in DC.” “‘The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that Norah O’Donnell’s departure…may be the biggest defection NBC has endured in nearly two decades,’ wrote one wonk”
  • FNC’s Bret Baier talks to Michigan Avenue about tonight’s Illinois primary, as well as who his mentors were in television: “My mentor Brit Hume was always someone I looked up to. I also looked up to Tim Russert in the way he conducted interviews and the preparation and effort he put into all of his interviews on Meet the Press.”
  • Current TV’s new morning lineup will debut Monday, March 26 at 6 AM. The new lineup features simulcasts of radio programs hosted by Bill Press and Stephanie Miller. In addition, Current will break into the programs at the top of every hour to provide two-minute political news breaks.

Chris Wallace Honored By National Press Foundation

Fox News Channel anchor Chris Wallace is the winner of the National Press Foundation’s Sol Taishoff Award for Broadcast Journalism.

Wallace accepted the award at the NPF’s annual dinner last night in Washington, DC. In his speech, he named his father Mike Wallace, his stepfather Bill Leonard, and Fox News CEO Roger Ailes as the greatest influences on his journalism career, according to Broadcasting & Cable.

Wallace also spoke with Boston.com about the honor. “’60 Minutes’ has won it — and Ted Koppel, Charlie Gibson, Brit Hume,” he said. “Quite frankly, some of the people I admire most in the business. To be invited to stand with those heavyweights means a lot. It really means a lot to me.”

FNC Slates George H.W. Bush Special

Tonight at 9 PM, Brit Hume will host a one-hour special on former President George H.W. Bush. The special, which FNC says will have “never before heard stories,” will look at his long career in public service.

It will also note his amazing annual tradition of jumping out of an airplane, well into his 80′s:


Bret Baier to FNC Critics: ‘Give Me Three Days. Watch My Show’

“Brit built this foundation,” Fox News anchor Bret Baier says of his predecessor Brit Hume. “We’re just trying to complete the house.”

Baier, host of “Special Report,” lead anchor of FNC’s primary coverage, and moderator of five GOP debates, is profiled by the AP’s David Bauder today.

Of Newt Gingrich‘s proposal to debate without a journalist-as-moderator, Baier says, “I don’t think that would work. I don’t think it would be too enjoyable to watch.” And of Gingrich’s attacks on the media: “It’s just politics. A lot of politicians have complained about media coverage and media questions. He just does it more frequently than others and perhaps more effectively.”

Should Greta Van Susteren Disclose Husband’s Friendship with Herman Cain?

As we told you yesterday, John Coale, Greta Van Susteren‘s husband helped arrange a dinner with Herman Cain and several media bigwigs, including Van Susteren, in New York this weekend. But due to Cain’s personal issues, that dinner has been canceled. Reports then began to surface that Coale is advising Cain. (As for the dinner, Coale says Cain had called him up and asked him to phone his friend, New York gossip queen Cindy Adams who invited the guests.)

So, is it fair to say John Coale is a Cain adviser? And should Van Susteren mention this on her show, especially when she’s discussing the Cain campaign, as she did last night during a conversation with Brit Hume?

On the first question, both Coale and Greta say “no.” On GretaWire she writes that her husband has a lot of friends in Washington:

As friends, he gives them advice, and they give him advice….he tells them things and they tell him things. It is all part of living in Washington. Many in the media have spouses – unlike my husband – who actually WORK for politicians and or in government. Let me repeat, my husband does NOT WORK for any of them and NEVER HAS.

As for the second question, we asked Fox News and Bill Shine, who oversees primetime shows, including Van Susteren’s says Greta’s blog post is enough of a disclosure. Shine refused to answer why she didn’t mention the friendship, or advice-giving, or dinner-arranging, or whatever you call it, on air.

You’ll recall, Van Susteren got the first interview with Cain and his wife earlier this month following the sexual harassment allegations.

What do you think? Comments are open…

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