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MSNBC to Air ‘Underwater Dreams’

UnderwaterDreamsMSNBC is among the NBCU networks which will air a new documentary championed by NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content. The film, “Underwater Dreams,” chronicles the story of four teenage boys, the sons of Mexican immigrants, who entered a sophisticated underwater robotics competition, going up against the likes of engineering powerhouse MIT.

The film will first run in about 100 AMC theatres across the country on Friday. Then two weeks from today, on July 20, MSNBC and Telemundo will simultaneously broadcast a special television version of the film, in both English and Spanish. NBCU network mun2 will broadcast it the following day.

The film is produced by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio. Actor Michael Peña is the narrator. Jeb Bush, Jr., is among the executive producers of the project which was funded in part by The Bezos Family Foundation.

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Bret Baier: ‘After I Saw that, I Said ‘We Are Dropping the Ball on that Coverage’

BaierTVSBret Baier is taking a cue from John Oliver.

The Fox News “Special Report” host was watching Oliver’s inaugural show on HBO last Sunday when it hit him that the world’s biggest election — where up to 800 million people in India will be voting — is getting almost no coverage in the U.S. “After I saw that, I said ‘we are dropping the ball on that coverage,’ Baier told us at the TVNewser Show on Tuesday. His team is now working on a story about the election which wraps up May 12.

Baier says shows like Oliver’s as well as “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” “can really penetrate on news stories.”

We interviewed Baier for about 20 minutes following his keynote speech. We discussed everything from the 2014 and 2016 elections, to how he engages with “the most fervent critics of Fox News,” and the current state of the media’s relationship with the White House: “I think there is a sense that the president feels like he doesn’t get enough good treatment in a media that has, for the most part, turned a little bit on this White House, in policy and substance.”

I began by asking Baier what he thought about the president’s approval rating, which an ABC News/Washington Post poll released earlier that morning showed it had dropped to 41%.

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President Obama News Conference Amid Government Shutdown, Debt Limit Crises

ObamaCNN1President Obama will make a statement and take questions from the news media at 2pmET, says the White House. The broadcast and cable news and business networks will carry the news conference. This is day 8 of the government shutdown, while another potential crisis, the debt ceiling, is fast approaching.

NBC News will provide a special report anchored by Natalie Morales with Chuck Todd at the White House. (Brian Williams is scheduled to interview Jeb Bush at Education Nation). On ABC George Stephanopoulos will anchor and Jon Karl will report from the White House. Scott Pelley will anchor a special report for CBS with Major Garrett at the White House.

2:29pm: After a 14-minute opening statement about the budget negotiation stalemate, and the lack of a deal on raising the debt ceiling, which the president called “a lousy name,” he took the first question from the AP’s Julie Pace.

> The second question goes to Julianna Goldman of Bloomberg.

> Sam Stein of Huffington Post gets the third question.

> Roberta Rampton of Reuters is fourth.

> Ari Shapiro of NPR got the fifth question. He asked about a Supreme Court hearing on  campaign finance law.

> Mark Landler, of the New York Times, went sixth.

> Seventh question when to Richard McGregor of the Financial Times in the waaaay back of the briefing room. The president punted his question to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

> Steven Dennis of CQ Roll Call got the eighth question and had a meaningful back and forth with the president.

> Before the ninth question, some reporters began asking questions without being called on, to which the president said, “I’m just going through my list guys, talk to Jay (Carney, his press secretary).”

> Mark Knoller of CBS Radio News asked question 10.

> The final question went to a “persistent,” unnamed female reporter in the third row.

3:20pm The news conference ends, without any of the major broadcast TV network correspondents being called on.

George W. Bush on Jenna’s Job: ‘Continuing the Warm Relations the Bush Family Has With the National Press’

All five living presidents are at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, on the campus of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas this morning. The cable news networks are carrying the event in its entirety, with speeches given by former Pres. Clinton and Pres. Obama. When it came time for Pres. Bush to speak, he made mention of being a first time grandfather, and of his daughter’s job in TV news:

So if you don’t have anything to do in the morning, tune into the “Today” show. Jenna’s a correspondent, thereby continuing the warm relations the Bush family has with the national press.

The national media has descended on Dallas for the event. Pres. Bush has conducted interviews with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, NBC’s Matt Lauer, CBS’s Charlie Rose, FNC’s Bret Baier and Dana Perino and CNN’s John King. Former First Lady Laura Bush has also been giving tours of the Library to several news outlets.

Matt Lauer got the biggest piece of news during a live interview with former First Ladies Laura and Barbara Bush as well as twins Jenna and Barbara Bush. When asked about Jeb Bush getting into the 2016 race, Barbara Bush said, “He’s the most qualified, but I don’t think he’ll run,” adding, “There are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes.” When Lauer followed up, “Have you expressed that to him?” Laura Bush, with a look of surprise, jumped in, “Just on the ‘Today’ show.”

Immigration Reform Gets the ‘Full Marco’ on Sunday Shows

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will be on all seven Sunday shows promoting the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform plan, likely to be unveiled Tuesday. Rubio, from Miami, will be on “This Week,” “Face the Nation,” “Meet the Press,” “FOX News Sunday,” CNN’s “State of the Union,” Univision’s “Al Punto” and Telemundo’s “Enfoque.”

As Politico’s Mike Allen points out, the previous record of six Sunday shows went to Jeb Bush in March. Before that, if someone appeared on five Sunday shows, it was called “a full Ginsburg” named for Monica Lewinsky‘s lawyer William Ginsburg, who was the first to make the full rounds of five shows in 1998.

For Pete’s sake — or Marco’s sake — someone please keep a bottle of water close by.

The Ticker: Education Nation, Viral O’Brien, Romney’s ‘View’

  • NBC News has fleshed out the schedule for the annual Education Nation summit, which will kick off  Sunday. Former Secy. of State Condoleeza Rice and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will both participate. The summit will also feature interviews with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. (Full release from NBC after the jump.)
  • CNN’s Soledad O’Brien talks with the Washington Post‘s Erik Wemple about what gives an interview the potential to go viral. “Any time when you have an issue when you’re going to put someone’s feet to the fire, I think that’s what people are interested in,” the “Starting Point” anchor said.

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Thinking Outside the Box at ‘CBS This Morning’

For its first live remote series of shows since debuting in January, “CBS This Morning” is trying to break the mold.

First, there’s the look: while all three morning shows have broadcast space on the convention floor, “Today and “Good Morning America” originate primarily from their skyboxes. “This Morning” is coming from a makeshift set on the floor of the Forum. It’s collapsed each morning after the show’s close and re-built each night after the convention proceedings.

“You’re taking the audience into a place that they can’t go, and that is always what you’re trying to do,” executive producer Chris Licht told TVNewser during today’s show. “This, at its core, is behind the scenes.”

“This Morning” is also striving to set itself apart editorially, Licht says. For example, all three shows interviewed former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who will deliver a speech tonight. Although CBS pre-taped the interview before the show began, Licht ran it midway through the show’s first hour, instead of at the top as ABC and NBC did, a decision he said was made to showcase the seasoned interview skills of Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell.

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Former ‘Morning Joe’ EP Makes Unintentional Return to Show

This morning, I stopped by “CBS This Morning” which has been broadcasting this week from the floor of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. As I was interviewing CBS VP and “This Morning” EP Chris Licht, Licht could be seen behind Jeb Bush during much of an 8-minute interview being conducted on the show he once produced: MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Let’s just say Licht got more than a few emails about his unintentional return. Bush was also on “This Morning” with Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell.

While Bush was at the Forum, the “Morning Joe” team is originating from the nearby Elephant Bar, where I dropped in Tuesday morning. Look for our story on “CBS This Morning” later and see Jeb Bush’s interview on “Morning Joe” after the jump…

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9 Principles, 12 Values…And Now, 6 Ideas

6ideas_4-9.jpgFirst there was Glenn Beck‘s 9 principles and 12 values. Well tonight Sean Hannity gets into the numbers game with a special called “6 Ideas To Save America.”

Hannity’s “Ideas” are a bit more concrete than Beck’s “principles” and “values” — they include economic recovery, energy independence and healthcare, and each have bullet points explaining Hannity’s plan.

Also on tonight’s show: an exclusive interview with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.