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Posts Tagged ‘Dick Cavett’

The Ticker: Earnings, Layoffs, Cavett Chat

  • Now that the deal is off, it’s back to business for Time Warner and 21st Century Fox. Both came out with earnings after the bell Wednesday. Fox’s revenue for the quarter was $8.42 billion, while Time Warner reported revenue of $6.8 billion.

  • Capital reports that as CNN’s digital politics unit restructures, more than a dozen current employees will see their jobs eliminated. Anyone can re-apply for what CNN says is an even greater number of new jobs that will be created.

  • Dick Cavett will be live on the PBS Facebook page at 11:30amET to answer your questions about Watergate, 40 years later. Cavett is hosting a special for PBS tomorrow night on the scandal that led to the resignation of Pres. Richard Nixon.

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The Sunday Ticker: Kotb, Cavett, Gupta

  • “Today” show co-host Hoda Kotb is putting on her running shoes this morning as host of the 11th Annual More/Fitness Women’s Half-Marathon in Central Park. Kotb will welcome 20,000 runners and spectators for the largest women’s-only half-marathon in the country.

  • Legendary talk show host Dick Cavett, who will be a guest on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” this morning, is being honored by the Museum of Broadcast Communications at its annual benefit in June. The Chicago museum will also launch “Dick Cavett: A Retrospective.”

  • CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta continues his reports from Guinea, in West Africa, today tracking a deadly epidemic of Ebola and what is being done to control it. In the current outbreak, which began last month, the World Health Organization has confirmed more than 100 deaths.

How Alec Baldwin’s MSNBC Talk Show Came Together

AlecBaldwinUpLateAlec Baldwin says his new MSNBC talk show started with a pitch to NBC, before making its way to MSNBC. In a NYTimes Table for Three conversation with Baldwin, longtime TV talk show host Dick Cavett and the Times’ Philip Galanes:

PG: Did you have any reluctance about doing your show on MSNBC, Alec? Cable news channels are so tribal now. Are you kissing off half of your audience?

AB: First of all, there’s a certain part of the American public that if I walked out onto the ice and Barbara Bush had just fallen through, and I saved her from drowning and carried her to shore and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and saved her from hypothermia, people would say, “He rumpled her coat!” My original conversations were with NBC, but they didn’t have a slot for me, and may not have a slot for some time. They’re shuffling their whole late night with Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers. Then Phil Griffin [the president of MSNBC] popped up and said, “I’ll give you a slot now.”

PG: Do you think MSNBC was hoping for a more combative Alec Baldwin than they’re getting?

AB: No, I told Phil what I wanted to do. They want to explore some different programming.