TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Geraldo Rivera’

Bill O’Reilly on ‘Obama Basher,’ ‘Liberals,’ and ‘Anti-Obama Situation’ at Fox News

Bill O’Reilly went up and down the Fox News talent roster last night at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, offering his take on his colleague’s views on President Obama.

“You have Doocy, who’s an Obama basher,” O’Reilly told colleague Geraldo Rivera, who interviewed him. “Then you’re into Shepard Smith, who’s a liberal” (he also labeled Greta Van Susteren liberal). And on the cast of “The Five”: “They don’t like the president so much, but then you have Beckel [Bob] there, and he’s there to stick up for him. It’s not real fair, so I’d say that’s an anti-Obama situation.” O’Reilly credits colleagues Bill Hemmer, Martha MacCallum, Jon Scott, Jenna Lee, Bret Baier, and Megyn Kelly as anchors who lack agendas and aren’t ideologues. And his self-evaluation: “I’m tough on everybody.”

Mediabistro Course

Podcasting

PodcastingStarting July 31, learn how to develop and create your own podcast in just a a matter of weeks! In this course you'll learn how to determine the goals of your podcast, pinpoint your concept, contact and book guests, distribute and market your podcast and more. Register now! 
 

The Scoreboard: Monday, May 26

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 137 | MSNBC: 149 | CNN: 98 | HLN: 88
  • Primetime: FNC: 151 | MSNBC: 233 | CNN: 129 | HLN: 76

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

126

TheFive:

180

Baier:

129

Greta:

109

O’Reilly:

135

Geraldo:

123

Hannity:

196

O’Reilly:

171

Geraldo:

132

MSNBC
Lockup:

167

Lockup:

184

Lockup:

166

Lockup:

250

Lockup:

206

Lockup:

263

Lockup:

231

Lockup:

215

Lockup:

191

CNN
Tapper:

67

Blitzer:

78

Blitzer:

73

Bourdain:

110

Bourdain:

153

Bourdain:

135

Bourdain:

99

Bourdain:

108

Bourdain:

87

HLN
WWYD?:

50

50States

32

Cont/Right:

–/21

Courage:

10

Grace:

65

Grace:

68

Files:

96

Files:

143

Files:

211

Read more

Cable News Networks’ Memorial Day Specials

memorialday304The cable news networks will air a slew of specials this Memorial Day Weekend.

Megyn Kelly‘s “Kelly File” investigation into the VA Scandal airs at 9pmET tomorrow night. Kelly speaks with veterans and military experts about VA problems dating back to 2008.

Then at 10pmET, Greta Van Susteren hosts “Fox News Reporting: D-Day +70 Secrets Revealed.” Van Susteren reveals secrets behind the Normandy invasion and sheds light on Britain’s attempt to trick Adolph Hitler.

Tonight at 10pmET, Geraldo Rivera hosts “O.J. Simpson At 20.”. He’ll have an exclusive interview with Kato Kaelin, who lived in Simpson’s guest house at the time of Nicole Brown Simpson‘s murder and testified at Simpson’s murder trial. Rivera will also look back at top moments from the so-called trial of the century.

MSNBC will also have special coverage of the VA scandal. Former congressman and Iraq War veteran Patrick Murphy will host “Taking the Hill” at 1pmET Sunday; he’ll interview former Senator and Vietnam War veteran Max Cleland on the latest developments in the VA controversy. In the same hour, MSNBC will air the seventh installment of “Wounded: The Battle Back Home.”

Fox Business will air a “War Stories with Oliver North” marathon on Memorial Day, airing 16 episodes from 9amET-1amET. Episodes include stories from Normandy, Korea and Afghanistan.

And Al Jazeera America will run back-to-back episodes of “Borderland” Monday from 11am- 4pmET. The four-episode series is an immersive documentary in which six average Americans retrace the footsteps of migrants who died crossing the U.S.-Mexico border

Geraldo Rivera Wins Suit, Rips ‘Under-Handed, Back-Stabbing, Bullying’ Agents

geraldo_rivera_mi_130201_mainA New York judge has thrown out a lawsuit William Morris Endeavor Entertainment had filed against Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera last September.

WME sued Rivera for 10% of the anchor’s Fox News salary, which it originally negotiated. Rivera stopped paying the agency in 2010 when his longtime agent, Jim Griffin, left WME. Rivera countered, claiming his contract was with Griffin, and not William Morris.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos agreed with Rivera, saying WME only had a verbal agreement with him which can’t be enforced. Rivera reacted to his victory via Twitter.

Rivera is surely happy to keep his money. With four ex-wives and five children, he recently said he’s addicted to paying his bills.

The Ticker: Rivera, Champion, Kuhn

  • Sam Champion‘s Weather Channel show isn’t being called “Your Morning Champion,” because, as Champion puts it, “the cheese factor would be so intensly high that I wouldn’t want to do it.” “AMHQ,” as it’s called, launches Monday at 7am.

  • Eric Kuhn, the former head of social media for CNN and UTA is part of the team for start-up “Layer3 TV.” Lost Remote reports the as-yet launched network has received $21 million in funding and has assembled a management team of tech and cable veterans.

Geraldo Rivera Criticizes Media for Covering Ukraine More Than Venezuela

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera told Larry King he blames the media for overcovering Ukraine when violence in Venezuela is much more relevant to U.S. interests.

“I don’t understand it,” Rivera said on King’s Ora.tv show “Politicking,” highlighting the fact that millions of Americans are Venezuelan.

“A lot of it is the media’s fault,” he added, saying the media is all over tumult across the globe, but doesn’t focus on violence “right next store.”

Geraldo Rivera: ‘Looking to Get Killed In Action for Years’ Because ‘I Don’t Give a Sh*t’

In a conversation with TheBlaze’s Will Cain, Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera candidly revealed why he still enjoys foreign reporting.

“I want to die with my boots on,” Rivera said about not wanting to outlive his fame, adding that one of the reasons he reports in places like Afghanistan, Libya, and Iraq is he’s been “looking to get killed in action for years now” because he “doesn’t give a sh*t.”

Rivera didn’t have an answer for whether he’s addicted to fame, but with four ex-wives and five children, he admits he’s addicted to paying the bills.

Fox News Latino to Increase Video Production

fox news latino logoSince its launch more than three years ago, Fox News Latino has been one of Fox News’ steadily-growing brands. The site averaged 3.6 million page views and 1.1 million unique visitors in 2013, according to ComScore. In December, the site had 3.6 million page views and 1.4 million uniques, an increase of +40% and +49%, respectively, compared to the previous month.

Over the next year, Fox News Latino’s goal is to increase video production. A new Nielsen report finds Hispanics are “ahead of the digital curve,” noting they adopt smartphones at a higher rate than any other group and watch more hours of online videos on their phones than the average American.

Since launching in 2010, The English-language site has been expanded to include several sub-sections, most recently a “Money” section, which was added last year. With the help of the Fox News brand, the “Opinion” section has gotten contributions from several high-profile Hispanics, including Congressman Luis Gutierrez, former U.S. attorney general Alberto Gonzalez and Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera, who is a frequent contributor to Fox News Latino.

Geraldo Rivera Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit

Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by William Morris Endeavor. The talent agency sued Rivera claiming it is owed commission of more than $1 million. WME claims it negotiated Rivera’s deal with Fox News going back 12 years, but that he stopped paying them a 10 percent commission at the beginning of 2010. As the Hollywood Reporter reports, Rivera tells a different story:

He says that after a year with ABC, he had moved to CNBC and NBC in about 1998. When the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks occurred, Rivera says he anticipated there would be conflicts in the Middle East, and he asked to be sent there as a war correspondent. When NBC refused to do so, Rivera says they released him from his contract. He then went to Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox Television, whom he describes as a “longtime friend,” and made a deal to work for Fox News on Nov. 15, 2001. After his experience as a war correspondent, he returned home and began to do the show Geraldo at Large, which has continued in various time periods ever since. His contract at Fox, he said, also allows him to do a daily radio show that airs in New York and Los Angeles.

WME hasn’t commented on Rivera’s motion. As for that radio show, Rivera tweeted a picture yesterday taken from his home studio:

 

The Scoreboard: Sunday, November 17

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 142 | MSNBC: 104 | CNN: 114 | HLN: 105
  • Primetime: FNC: 130 | MSNBC: 175 | CNN: 169 | HLN: 94

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt:/Health:

69

Kurtz:

105

FNSunday:

111

Faulkner:

170

Huckabee:

151

Geraldo:

133

Stossel:

106

Huckabee:

108

Hannity:

108

MSNBC
Finney:

14

Caught:

67

Caught:

111

Caught:

172

Caught:

198

Predator:

175

Predator:

153

Predator:

151

Lockup:

183

CNN
Nwsroom:

70

Nwsroom:

133

Nwsroom:

112

Turner:

93

Nwsroom:

107

JFK:

201

Cont.:


JFK:

238

Cont:


HLN
Mystery:

125

Mystery:

116

Mystery:

105

Mystery:

145

Mystery:

95

Mystery:

83

Mystery:

104

Mystery:

122

Mystery:

131

Read more

NEXT PAGE >>