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2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: Championship Update

championshipWe’re down to two, as the Kentucky Wildcats face the Connecticut Huskies tonight with the NCAA men’s basketball championship on the line.

The TVNewser bracket challenge title is also up for grabs. CNN meteorologist Chad Myers is currently in the lead with 77 points. But Fox News copy editor Martin Hill is hot on his heels, sitting one point behind with 76 points.

NBC’s Betsy Fischer, NBC’s Bill Karins, and CNBC’s Brian Steel round out the top five.

The full standings after the jump.

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2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: ‘Final Four’

Final FourThe NCAA men’s college basketball tournament is down to four teams.

Yesterday’s conclusion to the “Elite 8″ was not the best for the state of Michigan, with both of its teams being knocked out of the tournament.  Connecticut took down Michigan St. while Kentucky defeated Michigan. The day before, Dayton’s upset streak ran out, losing to Florida, while Wisconsin beat Arizona.

As Connecticut, Kentucky, Florida, and Wisconsin square off in Texas this weekend to decide who advances to the championship game, the 2014 TVNewser March Madness bracket challenge remains close. Just six points separate the current first place TV new pro, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers, from the fifth place competitor, currently a tie between two CNBCers, Brian Steel and Todd Bonin.

Take a look at the full standings after the jump.

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2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: ‘Elite 8′

NCAA march madnessWe’re down to the “Elite 8,” as the “Sweet 16″ concluded last night with Michigan St. squeaking out a victory against Virginia and Kentucky beating Louisville.

Dayton continued its upset streak the day before, this time beating Stanford.

TVNewser’s bracket challenge is also in full swing with the TV news industry’s biggest on-air and behind-the-scenes names. Unlike last round, the standings are beginning to separate after the current first and second place leaders, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers and Fox News copy editor Martin Hill.

“I feel like the smartest guy in the room…but the weather office is a very small room,” Myers tells TVNewser about his current place atop the leaderboard.

Take a look at the full standings, after the jump.

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2014 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: ‘Sweet 16′

NCAA march madnessWe’re down to the “Sweet 16,” as this past weekend produced some more big upsets in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Dayton continued its upset streak, this time beating the Syracuse Orange, while Stanford took down Kansas. The “next round of competition begins Thursday.

TVNewser’s bracket challenge is also in full swing with some of the TV news industry’s biggest on-air and behind-the-scenes names. Like the last round,  the standings are very close, with the leader up by just one point.

Take a look at the full standings, after the jump.

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2014 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge Update

NCAA march madnessThe first full round of competition in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is in the books, and upsets were the story, as both Duke and Ohio State were beaten by Mercer and Dayton, respectively.

The third round will be played today and tomorrow, resulting in the teams that will go on to play in the “Sweet 16.”

The competition is scoring huge TV ratings as usual, as well as record-breaking digital traffic, our sister site Lost Remote reports.

TVNewser’s bracket challenge is also underway, and the participants are some of the TV news industry’s biggest on-air and behind-the-scenes names. This early on, the standings are very close, with the leader up by just one point.

Take a look at the full standings, after the jump.
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2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge, Who’s In?

NCAA march madnessThe NCAA college basketball tournament begins today, and with it comes the start of the 2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge. Once again, some of of the best and brightest on-air and behind-the-scenes names in TV news compete to be the last one standing. 2013′s winner, “CBS This Morning” EP Chris Licht, is back to defend his crown. Here’s who he’s up against:

Team ABC:

Gio Benitez, Correspondent

Rick Klein, Political Director

Sandy Cannold, EP/Senior Business Editor

Team Bloomberg:

Matt Miller, Auto and Aviation Reporter, Bloomberg TV

Team CBS News:

Chris Licht, VP, Programming/EP, “CBS This Morning”

Norah O’Donnell, Anchor, “CBS This Morning”

Greg Bracco, Broadcast Graphics

Team CNBC:

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CNN Gives Disabled Veteran Surprise of a Lifetime

Military HomeDisabled veteran Sgt. Perry Haley received a great surprise on CNN this afternoon when Brooke Baldwin announced he and his family would be getting a new home.

Before the segment, Baldwin teased an Oprah-like moment.

After talking to Perry about his injuries sustained in Iraq—along with his wife’s cancer afterward—Baldwin introduced a surprise. Onto the set walked representatives from Operation Finally Home and home building company Pulte Group, telling the Haley’s they will be receiving a brand new mortgage-free home.

“We were picked?” one of the Haley’s three kids on-set asked mom.  Baldwin tells TVNewser the segment was one of her most special moments at CNN. Read more

Georgia Gov. Talks with CNN, After Saying He Won’t Go on CNN

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Following a news conference yesterday which included an apology about the lack of preparation for Tuesday’s snow and ice storm, CNN’s Martin Savidge asked Gov. Nathan Deal if he would grant the network an interview. “No” was the short answer.

“If they don’t get their predictions correct about the facts still saying we had children in school overnight — they have to show some credibility on their part,” said Deal of the network which has called Atlanta home for more nearly 35 years. “I just want them to get their facts and apologize for telling the world we had children in school for two nights when we did not,” he said.

Politico has the video.

Following the news conference, Atlanta-based anchor Brooke Baldwin was even less confident of getting a one-on-one. “CNN has been trying to get Gov. Deal to do an interview,” said Baldwin. “His office is just a couple of blocks away from me here at the world headquarters of CNN. Thus far, no dice.”

A few hours later, the Governor did sit for an interview with Washington-based anchor Wolf Blitzer, a soundbite of which ran in Blitzer’s 6pm “Situation Room.”

Greta Van Susteren on Bieber Arrest: ‘I Plead Guilty. I Was Interested’

greta justin bieberAfter some news organizations avoided reporting on Justin Bieber yesterday, Greta Van Susteren explains why she covered the pop star’s arrest in a post on Gretawire:

Sure, there is a part of me that would like to take you all to a refugee camp in Sudan….or even to the Greta Home and Academy in Haiti, but I do that from time to time and frankly, people want more than my special interests.   Viewers want a mixture of stories which varies from day to day, and they want to know what is going on now, right now, today.    And guess what?  Yesterday I paid attention to Justin Bieber stories, too.  I plead guilty. I was interested in Justin Bieber.

Fortunately, there is enough time and space that we in the media can cover it all – some days it will be topics like Syria and other days it will be Justin Bieber or some other irresponsible or reckless celebrity.  We have so many media outlets – many 24/7 cable news, broadcast news, websites, magazines, etc. – that you, the news consumer, are in the driver’s seat when it comes to what you want to follow.   If you want to avoid any topic you can.  If you want to follow any topic, you can.

In other Bieber-related news: during the 3pmET hour, Brooke Baldwin apologized for a CNN banner that indicated Bieber’s blood alcohol content was .08% at the time of his arrest. Bieber’s actual BAC was under .08%, the legal limit for driving in Florida. (Since Bieber is under 21, however, the legal limit for him is .02%.)

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.

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