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Stelter: Network Anchors Have Met with Michael Brown Shooter Darren Wilson

DarrenWIlsonCNNCNN’s Brian Stelter reports that several network news anchors have met with Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, MO police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown on Aug. 9. As a grand jury decides whether Wilson should be charged with a crime in the case, Stelter named at least five news anchors who have met in secret with Wilson. “Because it was off the record, those anchors can’t talk about the meetings and their networks can’t really even confirm the meetings happened,” Stelter says:

Here are the anchor names I know with the caveat that others may have met with him. NBC’s Matt Lauer, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, CBS’s Scott Pelley and both the prime time anchors at CNN: Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon. Maybe other anchors as well. I have a feeling someone at Fox, I just don’t know the name but that’s what my sources are telling me.

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Cosby Accuser Says She Was Not Offended By Lemon Remarks

don-lemon-800On Wednesday night’s “CNN Tonight”, CNN’s Don Lemon again addressed the fallout from his comments on the same program one night earlier. “As a victim myself, I would never suggest any victim could have prevented a rape,” Lemon said at the top of the broadcast, making his second on-air apology of the day.

This time, however, Lemon brought back Joan Tarshis, who says she was raped by Bill Cosby, and to whom Lemon made the remark “you know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it.”

“If I offended you, and I don’t think I did, I’m sorry for that,” Lemon told her. Tarshis said despite the uproar over Lemon’s comments, she was not personally offended. “You didn’t offend me at all.”

But Tarshis did react to news two networks, NBC and Netflix, have pulled out of projects planned with Bill Cosby. “I’m happy. I feel like justice is being served.”

Don Lemon Apologizes For Comments Made to Bill Cosby Accuser

CNN’s Don Lemon has issued an on-air apology for remarks he made during last night’s interview with Bill Cosby accuser Joan Tarshis. Lemon, who is a victim of sexual abuse himself, caused a social media uproar by telling Tarshis, “there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it.”

“I would never want to suggest that any victim could have prevented a rape. If my question to her [Tarshis] struck anyone as insensitive, I am sorry, as that was certainly not my intention,” Lemon said.

Don Lemon to Cosby Rape Accuser: ‘There Are Ways Not To Perform Oral Sex’

NewLemonCNN’s Don Lemon is making headlines and sparking  Twitter outrage following an interview with a woman who says she was raped by Bill CosbyJoan Tarshis was 19 years old when she was allegedly  ”drugged and raped” by the comedian.

Tarshis was discussing being forced to perform oral sex on Cosby when Lemon said, “You know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it.”

‘”I was kind of stoned at the time and, quite honestly, that didn’t even enter my mind. Now I wish it would have,” Tarshis replied. Lemon responded with, “Meaning the using of the teeth as a weapon, right?” He continued by saying simply, “biting” to drive home the point.

Tarshis, who appeared to handle the bizarre exchange fairly well, responded by saying, “ouch.”

See the full video and Twitter reaction after the jump. Read more

Exclusives That Aren’t: Ashoka Mukpo Speaks With CNN, After Speaking With NBC

AshokaCNNCNN billed its interview with Ebola survivor Ashoka Mukpo today as an exclusive. But it’s not. Mukpo gave his first interview to NBC’s Kate Snow last week just after being released from the hospital. That’s not surprising since Mukpo, a freelance cameraman, was working for NBC in Libera when he was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this month. Don Lemon‘s interview with Mukpo airs on “CNN Tonight.”

Watch the interviews, after the jump. Read more

CNN’s Anchors Find Their ‘Roots’

CNNRootsAfter a year in the making, CNN’s one-week series Roots: Our Journeys Home premiers on Sunday night at 9 pm ET.

Over the next week, 13 of CNN’s most prominent hosts will set out on a journey to find their “roots.” From Anthony Bourdain’s Paraguayan ancestors, to the story of how Sanjay Gupta’s parents met, CNN is giving unique access to the background of its anchors.

To wrap up the week, Anderson Cooper and Michaela Pereira will host a two hour special featuring 12 of the stories on Monday, Oct. 20 at 9 pm ET.

The schedule goes as follows:

Sunday, Oct. 12
Anthony Bourdain – (9 pm ET)

Monday, Oct. 13
Michaela Pereira – (6 am ETy)
Anderson Cooper – (8 pm ET)

Tuesday, Oct. 14
Chris Cuomo – (6 am ET)
Jake Tapper – (4 pm ET)
Erin Burnett – (7 pm ET)
Don Lemon – (10 pm ET)

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U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets

The broadcast and cable news networks broke in with special coverage tonight as U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria began.

Brian Williams, David Muir and Scott Pelley all updated the west coast editions of their evening newscasts tonight. ABC broke in with a network-wide special report at 9:30pmET, NBC broke in at 9:38pmET. CBS News ran a crawl during primetime programming at 9:30pmET.

Cable news has been in non-stop coverage. Fox News was first with the news. Megyn Kelly broke into her own pre-taped interview with Alan Colmes at 9:26pmET as Jennifer Griffin reported that military operations had begun. Shepard Smith picked up coverage on Fox News at 10pmET and will continue until MidnightET when Kelly picks up. CNN’s Anderson Cooper broke in with the news at 9:30pmET with Jim Sciutto reporting the news. Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota anchored from 10pmET until Midnight. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported the news at 9:34pmET. Lawrence O’Donnell anchored at 10 and Chris Hayes picks up at 11pmET with live coverage on MSNBC. FBN has been in live coverage as well and will simulcast Megyn Kelly‘s coverage at Midnight.

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, September 16

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 254 | MSNBC: 69 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 81
  • Primetime: FNC: 329 | MSNBC: 122 | CNN: 231 | HLN: 86

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

173

TheFive:

303

Baier:

349

Greta:

309

O’Reilly:

339

Kelly:

388

Hannity:

257

O’Reilly:

258

Kelly:

245

MSNBC
Wagner:

32

EdShow:

50

Sharpton:

88

Matthews:

133

Hayes:

119

Maddow:

144

O’Donnell:

103

Hayes:

60

Maddow:

57

CNN
Tapper:

80

Blitzer:

129

Blitzer:

136

Burnett:

194

Cooper:

229

Cooper:

288

Tonight:

178

Cooper:

132

CNNI:

125

HLN
Now:

38

Files:

22

Files:

80

Jane:

75

Grace:

98

Dr.Drew:

80

Files:

81

Files:

148

Files:

208

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The 50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media Are…

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The Advocate is out with its 50 most influential LGBT media figures list. And the top spot drew a tie.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and TMZ’s Harvey Levin both ranked number one. Levin has been a cable news fixture over the last week in the aftermath of his site exposing elevator footage of Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee Janay Palmer. ABC’s Robin Roberts, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, CNBC’s Suze Orman, CNN’s Don Lemon, MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, The Weather Channel’s Sam Champion, MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki, and HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell were some of the other TV newsers who made the list.

Read the full list here.

The Scoreboard: Thursday, September 11

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 290 | MSNBC: 119 | CNN: 139 | HLN: 79
  • Primetime: FNC: 426 | MSNBC: 131 | CNN: 175 | HLN: 74

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

214

TheFive:

281

Baier:

310

Greta:

276

O’Reilly:

450

Kelly:

469

Hannity:

358

O’Reilly:

285

Kelly:

185

MSNBC
Wagner:

55

EdShow:

53

Sharpton:

64

Matthews:

112

Hayes:

116

Maddow:

158

O’Donnell:

118

Special:

201

Special:

CNN
Tapper:

156

Blitzer:

193

Blitzer:

205

Burnett:

207

Cooper:

231

Cooper:

176

Tonight:

114

Cooper:

88

CNNI:

74

HLN
Now:

26

Files:

29

Files:

47

Jane:

58

Grace:

47

Dr.Drew:

46

Files:

131

Files:

155

Files:

150

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