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The Christmas Ticker: Sambolin, Tapper, ‘Friends’

  • Recently departed CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin is looking to start her own production company, the Latin Post reports. Upon her exit this month, Sambolin told staff that her battle with cancer put life into perspective for her.

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Jesse Watters Gets Meta: Interviews Letterman Audience After O’Reilly Appearance

Fox News “O’Reilly Factor” producer Jesse Watters presented one of his trademark “man on the street” segments on the program last night.

Watters decided to get meta, asking audience members of CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” how his boss Bill O’Reilly did on the program, after he appeared earlier this week.

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Media Bias Segments On ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ And ‘The Last Word’

Media bias and the press were the subject of two big segments on cable news last night. On FNC’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Bill O’Reilly sent producer Jesse Watters went to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where he asked attendees whether there was bias in the media. Al Roker, Les Moonves, Bob Schieffer, Chris Matthews and Piers Morgan were all among his “victims.”

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On MSNBC ‘s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” the MSNBC host made the White House press corps the subject of his ire. In a lengthy, 16-minute (!) segment, O’Donnell argued that for the American reporters, the conferences “are more about the press than the President.”

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The Evening Ticker: Norville, Watters, Kornacki

  • “Inside Edition” anchor Deborah Norville is joining the board of directors of media conglomerate Viacom. Norville was a longtime CBS News corespondent and an anchor at NBC. Watch her talk about her”First Big Break” after the jump.

  • Fox News Channel’s most famous producer is getting a tryout as an anchor. Jesse Watters, best know for his “ambush interviews” on “The O’Reilly Factor” will be guest-anchoring on “Fox & Friends Weekend” this weekend. Johnny $ has the video.

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The DNC Ticker: Halftime, Watters, Gregory

  • Brian Williams will anchor a DNC update during halftime of NBC’s broadcast of the first NFL game of the season tonight. Williams interviewed former president Bill Clinton, and because of the game, NBC will not be airing Clinton’s DNC speech.

  • FNC’s Jesse Watters was spotted outside the CNN Grill in Charlotte this afternoon interviewing passersby and waiting for delegates, and others, to emerge.

  • NBC’s “Meet the Press” is looking beyond the DNC and has booked GOP nominee Mitt Romney for Sunday’s show. It’s an exclusive.

Fox News Reports: Why Do Some People Not Like Fox News?

Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” debuted part one of a three (!!) part series on places that do not like Fox News and “The Factor.” Producer Jesse Watters is the man on the street, and for part one he traveled to San Francisco.

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Cameron Diaz: ‘Oh no, I don’t do Fox News’

Jesse Watters found himself among the Ryan Seacrests of the world Sunday at the Oscars. Watters, Bill O’Reilly‘s man about town, did his red carpet best asking Hollywood stars about politics and gas prices and Occupy Wall Street. Hilarity ensued. Watch:


Fox News Asks: What Do Regular Folks Know About the GOP Candidates?

On last night’s “O’Reilly Factor,” producer Jesse Watters took some time off from ambushing public figures to ambushing regular folks attending tailgating parties at Sunday’s New York Jets football game. The reason? To test their knowledge of the GOP Presidential field, as well as a certain primetime host.

After showing a picture of Bill O’Reilly to attendees, one said he was Brian Williams, while another that guessed correctly quipped “If I didn’t know, he would come after me,” to which Watters replied “he would ambush you.”


Rachel Maddow Slates Doc on Tiller Murder

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow will present an hour-long documentary about the murder of Dr. George Tiller Monday, October 25 at 9 PM. The special, “The Assassination of Dr. Tiller” will look at the circumstances that lead to the murder, and the aftermath. It will also feature  a never-before-seen interview with Tiller, where he recalls an attempted attack in 1993, where he was shot five times.

Tiller was a regular topic on cable news programs, particularly on “The O’Reilly Factor,” where host Bill O’Reilly made him a regular subject of his “Talking Points” segment. The show even sent producer Jesse Watters to Kansas to confront Tiller’s attorney.

Following Tiller’s murder, O’Reilly condemned the action, while also attacking his critics:

When I heard about Tiller’s murder, I knew pro-abortion zealots and Fox News haters would attempt to blame us for the crime. That is exactly what has happened.

More information about the MSNBC documentary, after the jump.
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Double Roll: ThinkProgress Ambushes Jesse Watters; Watters Posts His Own View

Friday at the Values Voter Summit, a ThinkProgress.org staffer caught up with FNC producer Jesse Watters, known for his ambush interviews which end up on The O’Reilly Factor. The ThinkProgress staffer whipped out his flip cam and began asking questions about his colleague Amanda Terkel, who was ambushed by Watters earlier this year. At one point Watters asks, “so you’re trying to ambush the ambusher?”

Watters had his own Fox News cameraman by his side and tells him, “shoot this, shoot this…” And he did. Here’s the FNC point of view:

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