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Posts Tagged ‘George Stephanopoulo’

ABC News Refutes New York Post Story about Muir, Stephanopoulos Beef

MuirThe New York Post has stirred up drama at NBC News and criticized CNN’s Ferguson coverage over the past few weeks. Now, it’s apparently ABC’s turn to defend itself to the tabloid paper.

ABC News has already dismissed the Post‘s story that “World news Tonight” anchor David Muir is “fuming” over fellow ABC newser George Stephanopoulos landing the first sit-down interview with former police officer Darren Wilson. ABC News issued a statement denying the behind-the-scenes drama reported by “Page Six.”

This is totally ridiculous. David and George are a great team. And David remains focused on the viewers, giving ‘World News Tonight’ its most competitive fall in 18 years.

“Page Six” describes Muir as frustrated that the Wilson interview went to his colleague, and it goes on to claim that Muir has “expressed frustration to ABC executives that he didn’t land the interview.” Other sources tell the Post that it wasn’t ABC’s decision to have Stephanopoulos do the interview and that Muir was “extremely complimentary to George.”

The Post also reports the same source says Muir  ”has made it very clear to the suits that he doesn’t want to be just behind the desk reporting the news, he also wants to be in the field.” This is interesting, as Muir has already reported from the Syrian border, Cupertino, Atlanta, L.A., Boston, Bethlehem, Michigan and Indiana since taking the job on September 1.

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With Obama on CBS, Telemundo and NBC, The Romneys Turn To ABC

With President Obama interview excerpts appearing on CBS News, Telemundo and NBC News programming, Mitt Romney is granting interviews to ABC News “Good Morning America” and Disney-produced syndicated program “Live! with Kelly and Michael.”

“Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos tweeted that he will be interviewing Ronmney today, with excerpts running tonight on “ABC World News” and the full interview running tomorrow on “Good Morning America.” In addition, “Live! with Kelly and Michael” will televise an interview with Mitt and Ann Romney next Tuesday. While “Live!” is syndicated, it is produced by Disney, and airs on the ABC O&Os.

Politico also reports that CBS News “60 Minutes” also plans to speak to Romney for an upcoming segment at some point, perhaps during the same episode that features President Obama?

George Stephanopoulos Skips Sam Champion for a ‘Shrimp on a Treadmill’

Poor Sam Champion. The “Good Morning America” weather anchor was ready to give an update on the latest from the South, when “GMA” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos tried top throw to a shrimp on a treadmill instead:

I’m Ron Burgundy?

GMA Gets Its Own ‘Magic Wall’

GMAMagicWall.jpg ABC News’ “Good Morning America” now has a “Magic Wall” to call its own.

This morning GMA co-anchor George Stephanopoulos unveiled the “Frustration Index,” which used the wall to visually present public attitudes on the President’s performance, the economy, satisfaction with the government and support for incumbents.

As TVNewser reported, CNN’s Digital and 3D media producer David Reisner, who was behind the network’s New York bureau magic wall, left CNN for ABC in January to become the Interactive Media Producer there. We’d heard the wall, which is built by is built by Perceptive Pixel, would soon be making an appearance on “GMA.”

While the “Frustration Index” marks the wall’s first regular use on GMA, ABC News did use a magic wall during the 2008 election. Now, with the “Frustration Index” it will become a more regular feature, especially in the lead-up to the November midterm elections.

The index was developed by Stephanopoulos, ABC’s political team and its polling unit.