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Newtown 911 Tapes Released: ‘This is an Extraordinarily Difficult Story to Cover Today’

The cable news networks are proceeding with caution as they decide whether to air the 911 tapes of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which were released at 2pmET after a lengthy court battle.

“This is an extraordinarily difficult story to cover today. The release of the 911 tapes obviously extremely sensitive,” CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, who covered the shooting from Newtown, said at the top of the 2pmET hour. “We are fully aware of that at CNN. Behind closed doors right now, our editorial teams are evaluating whether these 911 calls are newsworthy for airing on television, which portions we will choose to air for you today.”

On MSNBC, Tamron Hall said NBC News is “choosing not to air them out of respect for the families and the sensitivity of the issue.” On Fox News, Gretchen Carlson said the tapes were being reviewed “to decide whether they are appropriate for air.”

In a strange twist of events, another school shooting — at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Fla. — was reported during the 2pmET hour. Shepard Smith reported on the ongoing situation from the Fox News Deck moments after Carlson reported on the release of the Newtown 911 tapes.

>More: Fox News aired a portion of the recordings at the top of the 3pmET hour. “Fox News will not be airing the most gut-wrenching moments from those calls,” Smith said. “…We and our managers have listened to all the recordings that came in that day and out of respect for the victims we will be very sensitive with we do put on Fox News Channel and across all of our platforms throughout the day and in the days to come.”

On CNN, national correspondent Deborah Feyerick described some of the moments from the recordings.

ABC News and NBC News guidance for airing the recordings is after the jump. Read more

Brian Kilmeade: With Elisabeth Hasselbeck, ‘Fox & Friends’ ‘Like a Brand New Show’

Brian Kilmeade_NEW_creditFOXNewsChannelImagine a journalist turning over secret intelligence he’d gotten during interviews to a movement that was at war with the ruling power. It happened, during the American revolution. That newspaper publisher was one of the “secret six” profiled in a new book by Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. And much of the history he writes about happened in his own back yard of Long Island, NY.

TVNewser talked with Kilmeade about his new book, his new “Fox & Friends” co-host and his longtime passion: sports.

TVNewser: You’re known as a politics and sports guy. What made you interested in writing a history book about Washington’s Secret Army?

Kilmeade: I hadn’t seen it really done extensively before. Being from Long Island, I was concerned in the beginning it was too much of a New York story, but the more I researched, the more you look at a map of 13 colonies, you realize. You don’t win the war without New York, you can’t win it straight up, you had to win it through spying and surveillance and espionage. We’ve been looking at this since 1989. The more we started researching the more I realized we didn’t know. Then for two years, we just blitzed it like it was a news story. We tried to get as much information from as many experts as possible.

TVNewser: What can today’s political and media leaders learn from Washington’s secret army?

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NBC’s Luke Russert, Fox News Prematurely Declare Rep. Bill Young Dead

NBC News correspondent Luke Russert and Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson seemingly got ahead of the news this afternoon, reporting that Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) had died, when in fact he is gravely ill.

Russert tweeted the news at 1:54 PM, garnering numerous retweets from other NBC News reporters.

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Carlson reported the news on-air at 2:05 PM as a “Fox News Alert.” Politico has the video.

Shortly thereafter, Young’s family revealed that he was “gravely ill” and in the hospital, but that he was not, in fact, dead. Russert tweeted an “Update” with the family’s statement at 2:37 PM, and Fox News ran a correction at 2:23 PM.

“I am really sorry to report that earlier we did report that Congressman Bill Young had passed away, and we can now report that was not the case,” Carlson said. “We sincerely apologize for the error, hopefully that will not happen again.”

Gretchen Carlson Welcomes Viewers To ‘The Real Story’

This afternoon at 2 PM, Fox news debuted the first of its new programs, “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson.”

Carlson takes over one of the hours vacated by Megyn Kelly, who launches her new show “The Kelly File” next week.

“I am from the Midwest, my parents were great role models who taught me core values and humility,” Carlson said at the top of the program. “I may live in New York now, but I am still a Midwestern girl at heart, and I want the show to reach out to all viewers coast to coast. Genuine, authentic and real. I hope you will see all those qualities every day.”

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‘The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson’ To Debut At 2 PM On Fox News September 30

Gretchen_CarlsonFox News has confirmed that former “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson will be taking over the 2 PM hour on the network starting Monday. “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” will be preceded by an of “America’s News HQ,” co-anchored by Bill Hemmer and Alisyn Camerota.

Carlson’s new show “will focus on all current events from general news and crime to politics and investigative reports,” according to a statement from the channel.

“I am thrilled that Roger Ailes has given me the opportunity to host a signature show for Fox that will focus on the real stories of the day,” Carlson said in a statement. “From in-depth interviews to social media interaction live during the show, I look forward to joining viewers in the afternoon for smart and straight-forward talk. Plus, I now get to have breakfast with my kids and maybe even drive them to school! How great is that?”

Carlson’s new show is the latest chess piece being moved on FNC’s game board. Shepard Smith will be giving up his 7 PM show to make room for Greta Van Susteren, but will become the channel’s breaking news anchor. Meanwhile, Megyn Kelly is moving to 9 PM, while Sean Hannity is shifting to 10 PM. In the morning, Elisabeth Hasselbeck replaced Carlson on “Fox & Friends.”

With Camerota moving to weekdays, “Fox & Friends Weekend” will also be looking for a new co-host. We hear that Camerota’s last show will be this weekend, with Anna Kooiman filling in for now.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Debuts on ‘Fox & Friends’

“Fox & Friends,” the No. 1 cable news channel morning show since Nov. 2001, saw its first significant change in 7 years. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who survived “Survivor” and “The View” joined Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade this morning.

Hasselbeck got a welcome from Regis Philbin, a cake from Carlo’s, she did Zumba with Sean Hannity and got a visit from, naturally, Donald Trump. The show also got a new set. (See the construction video after the jump).

Hasselbeck replaces Gretchen Carlson on the couch. Carlson had been F&F co-host since 2006. She’s now going to anchor part of FNC’s dayside lineup.

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Shepard Smith, Gretchen Carlson Prepare for New Fox News Roles

Shepard Smith and Gretchen Carlson are saying goodbye to their respective shows as they prepare for new roles at Fox News. Anchoring his last “Fox Report,” last night, Smith said his new role as the network’s primary breaking news anchor is “the most exciting new venture of my career.” Watch:


And this morning on “Fox & Friends,” Carlson — who is set to move to daytime — looked back at her seven years with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade and said an emotional thank you to the team of people that she’s worked with on the morning show. Watch: Read more

Gretchen Carlson’s Final ‘Fox & Friends’ is Friday

Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson has joined Twitter. And her first Tweet was about her last day on “Fox & Friends.” It’s this Friday. She’ll be anchoring a  new show at a later time in a few weeks. Carlson calls the move, “bittersweet but exciting.” Today is also the 25th anniversary of Carlson being crowned Miss America.

Former “The View” host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is joining “Fox & Friends” as co-host Monday.  Meanwhile, Jenny McCarthy made her debut on “The View” yesterday.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck To Make ‘Fox & Friends’ Debut September 16

Fox News will launch its rebooted “Fox & Friends” morning program on Monday, September 16, the channel says.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck will join Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade that day, along with a brand new set. Hasselbeck left ABC’s “The View” in July, and announced that she would be joining the Fox News morning show to replace Gretchen Carlson, who will be getting her own news program in the afternoon. Hasselbeck had been with “The View” since 2003.

She joins a morning program that has led its cable competition consistently for almost 12 years straight, although it is not as widely-watched as the network morning programs. Hasselbeck brings network experience and a big brand name to a program that previously relied heavily on in-house talent. Doocy and Kilmeade have been with the show since it launched.

As it happens, “Fox & Friends” will debut its new set just a week after NBC’s “Today” refreshes its own set.

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Gretchen Carlson Going Hollywood

“Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson is taking a 10-day sabbatical from the morning show to film a movie. In a web-only video, Carlson and Steve Doocy riffed on the move (h/t Johnny$):


Now, the question is what movie is Carlson filming? TV news anchors are common in films, but usually the role is nothing more than a few seconds on their set delivering a fake newscast, not a 10-day affair. Carpe Diem thinks they have it figured out.

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