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Posts Tagged ‘David Alan Grier’

The Ticker: CNBC, FBN, DAG…

> Clusterstock’s John Carney writes about an uncomfortable exchange this morning on CNBC’s Squawk Box, when Joe Kernen implied Byron Wein was a “dinosaur.” Also mentioned — apparently an “extraordinarily attractive young woman” is dreaming about Kernen.

> Chadwick Matlin of the new Slate site, The Big Money, spent all day yesterday watching FBN. Some takeaway: Martin was bullish on Stuart Varney, bearish on “Happy Hour.”

> A new “news” show premieres on Comedy Central tonight at 10:30pmET — Chocolate News, hosted by David Alan Grier. Click continued to see a clip of the premiere…

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Producer Leaves News for Laughs: “This Will Be Much Funnier Than Morley Safer”

The NYObserver catches up with former Hardball producer Jeremy Bronson, the latest news producer to go Hollywood. “His first job upon leaving the TV news business is, naturally, making fun of the TV news,” writes Felix Gillette. He’s writing for the new Comedy Central show Chocolate News, starring David Alan Grier. And he’s the only writer with a background in news.

“It’s been a tremendous benefit. It’s useful because we’re parodying a format that I worked in for some time. Many of the pieces are parodies of the kinds of things we might have covered at MSNBC,” Bronson says, adding “There will be no Chris Matthews character.”