Covering the ASEAN conference in Bali, the network White House correspondents got sit-down interviews with Secy. of State Hillary Clinton, whose daughter Chelsea got a new, very high-profile job this week: NBC News correspondent. In his interview, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Secy. Clinton about his new colleague:
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For several election cycles CNN has used the branding CNN = Politics and “America Votes” for their political coverage. But as of today, that’s changing.
TVNewser has learned CNN is making a slight rebrand this election cycle. CNN POLITICS replaces CNN = Politics and “America’s Choice 2012″ replaces “America Votes.”
We hear Wolf Blitzer will unveil the new branding in the NoonET hour on CNN.
CNN is also beefing up its contributor roster. As reported earlier, Democratic strategist and Hillary Clinton presidential campaign adviser Maria Cardona and conservative columnist, former Pres. George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum will join CNN as political contributors.
While much of the cable and broadcast news time is being spent in Japan, the networks are also keeping their eyes on the situation in North Africa and the Middle East. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, CBS News’ Wyatt Andrews and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell each got sit-downs with Secy. Hillary Clinton today as she travels through the region. Clinton told Blitzer she will not likely serve in Pres. Obama’s cabinet if he’s re-elected next year.
Earlier in the day, as you can see in this screengrab from MSNBC, Mitchell and Blitzer were alongside Clinton during a surprise trip she made to Tahrir square in Cairo. Blitzer will be anchoring “The Situation Room” from Tunis, Tunisia tonight (5pmET/10pm CET). Meanwhile, CNN’s Piers Morgan is anchoring his show from Israel (9pmET/2am IST) and Anderson Cooper remains in Japan where he’ll anchor AC360 (10pmET/11am JST). All three shows are live and will simulcast on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.
Whither goest Keith Olbermann?
Though his separation agreement with MSNBC keeps Olbermann off TV for at least six months, it hasn’t stopped rampant speculation about the irascible ‘Countdown’ anchor’s next
field of battle place of employment.
Given his nuclear departures from ESPN, Fox Sports and MSNBC (twice), Olbermann’s choices may be limited. Regardless, one popular scenario making the rounds has him going to HBO, where he would create a weekly show to be paired with Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time.’
Premium cable — virgin territory for Olbermann — could end up being the perfect fit for the self-righteous leftie. His politics are compatible with those of Maher, albeit louder, taller and far less subtle.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if he [Olbermann] lands at HBO for 2012,” says fellow MSNBC exile David Shuster in an email. “He and Bill Maher would be an interesting combination. I would definitely watch, though I already watch Maher to begin with.”
Robert Thompson of Syracuse University’s Center for the Study of Popular Television, who describes Olbermann’s style as “news journalism in the jazz idiom,” is equally intrigued by the possibility of a tandem with Maher on HBO.
“It’s definitely do-able,” Thompson says. “HBO already has the model and slot to put him in. Olbermann might find it a relief to be on only once a week. And because HBO is not a news network, he wouldn’t always have to be ‘making a statement.’”
Also, with no pesky constraints on language, Olbermann’s “Special Comments” could spin into postal territory. It’s a location he visits frequently with management. To put it another
ABC’s Cynthia McFadden interviewed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in Melbourne, Australia over the weekend for their first ever joint television interview while traveling abroad. The full interview airs tonight on “Nightline.” McFadden is back from Australia and was on “GMA” this morning with a portion of the interview (after the jump). Another clip airs tonight on “World News with Diane Sawyer.”
That’s Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren buying a tie for her husband, John Coale in Kabul, with two pretty powerful shopping companions: Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Van Susteren returned from her trip yesterday only to check her email this morning to find this picture sent by the photographer.
(Photo: Courtesy Hossein Fatemi, via GretaWire)
Hey, pool report authors, don’t mess with Greta Van Susteren.
When the Fox News host noticed that a not-particularly-accurate pool report had been filed, she took it upon herself to correct it, according to an email obtained by TVNewser. Greta responded to the pool report using the dreaded “reply all” button.
Names and email addresses have been removed to spare potential embarrassment:
From: [Pool Report Author]
Sent: Tue Jul 20 11:55
Subject: Wheels up seoul
We are wheels up to seoul. Flight 7 hours.
From: Van Susteren, Greta
Sent: Tue 7/20/2010 12:12
Subject: Re: Wheels up seoul
This pool report is a lie. No wheels up. We have been driving for an hour around this airport
Perino announced the news via her Twitter feed around 3:30 ET.
In March she served as a guest-host on FNC’s morning program “Fox & Friends.”
Update 2: Whoops, it turns out Perino has filled in for Greta before, with her first time actually being July 5.
For her first show, Candy Crowley scored the Secretary of State. Before they got to talking about Al Qaeda, North Korea, health care and even Chelsea Clinton‘s wedding dress, Secy. Hillary Clinton said, “Candy, first of all congratulations on your new show. I really wish you well. You have a lot to contribute to Sunday morning television.”
At the end of the show, Crowley thanked her panel “for leaping over 30 inches of snow,” to get to CNN’s studio. The panel included Dana Bash, wife of the former anchor of “State of the Union” John King, “I owe you,” said Crowley. “I’m going to come shovel out your driveways.”