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Megyn Kelly on White House Christmas Party: ‘Boy oh Boy Did I See a Lot of MSNBC Anchors’

Two primetime Fox Newsers turned up in late night last night.

In a coincidental booking, Megyn Kelly was on Jimmy Kimmel on ABC, while Bill O’Reilly dropped by “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on NBC. Both Kelly and O’Reilly were first time guests on Kimmel and Meyers, respectively.

Over on CBS, NBC’s Tom Brokaw paid a visit to “Late Show with David Letterman.”

With Meyers, O’Reilly talked politics, specifically Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and O’Reilly declared victory in the war on Christmas. With Letterman, Brokaw talked about his Presidential Medal of Freedom honor, his new NBC Sports Network show and his health: “Things are going along as well as they possibly could be. And I’m at a stage now where I really worry about other cancer patients because I’m on a good track.”

With Kimmel, Kelly talked about her experience at the White House Christmas party Tuesday night. “Is there a separate section for Fox News,” Kimmel joked. “You mean somewhere other than outside in the rain?,” Kelly said, adding, “Boy or boy, did I see a lot of MSNBC anchors. I think they got a few more invitations than we got.” WATCH: Read more

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Sunday Ticker: Iger, Roberts, Velshi

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger landed at number six on Fortune‘s list of 2014′s “Business Person of the Year”, ahead of all other media executives: “While its media networks division (which includes ABC and ESPN) is still Disney’s biggest moneymaker, its smaller film business helped rake in a record $48.8 billion in total revenue in fiscal 2014, up 8% from the year before,” writes Fortune.

  • ABC’s Robin Roberts hosts a Thanksgiving Eve special called “Thank You America!” Produced by her production company, the special, ABC says “recognizes ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” In addition to celebrity cameos, there will be a special tribute to members of the military who are separated from their families and loved ones during the holidays.

  • Al Jazeera America’s Ali Velshi traveled across Eastern Europe and into the Arctic for a five-part series that begins Monday. In “The New Cold War,” Velshi examines increasing tension between Russia and the West, speaking with leaders across the continent, including Nobel Prize winner Lech Walesa. The series airs on “Real Money with Ali Velshi” beginning tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET.

The Ticker: Scots Vote, Tall Shoes, New Film

  • FBN will pre-empt “Imus in the Morning” tomorrow for “Special Report: Scotland’s Vote for Independence” anchored by Neil Cavuto. Coverage begins at 5amET with Cavuto and  FBN’s Ashley Webster live from Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • On Jimmy Kimmel last night, David Muir talked about the “tall shoes” he’s filling on ABC’s “World News Tonight,” and about why he plans to take the show on the road more often.

The Afternoon Ticker: David & Jimmy, ‘Outnumbered,’ Wire Walk

  • “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will make his first guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tonight on ABC.

  • Fox News’ “Outnumbered” celebrated its 100th show today. Since its launch at the end of April, the panel news/talk show has improved the NoonET time period +34% in viewers and +84% in the A25-54 demo.

  • “Today” co-hosts Willie Geist and Natalie Morales will co-host the Discovery Channel special “Skyscraper Live” as daredevil Nik Wallenda attempts a wire walk high above Chicago. The special airs Sunday, November 2 at 7pmET.

Bill O’Reilly: ‘Hard to Fathom’ Colbert Attracting Conservatives on ‘Late Show’

O'Reilly ColbertWhile wrapping up the “O’Reilly Factor” last night, Bill O’Reilly chimed in on Stephen Colbert‘s ascension to succeeding David Letterman as “Late Show” host when Letterman retires next year.

Calling Colbert an “interesting” choice by CBS, O’Reilly said he finds it “hard to fathom that 40% of Americans who describe themselves as conservatives will watch Colbert,” adding Colbert will have good writers to go up against “high-energy guys” like Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.

O’Reilly’s prediction on Colbert was certainly more tame than his recent comments on the satirist, who he called a “deceiver” and “one of the biggest mouthpieces for the progressive movement.” O’Reilly’s more critical comments came in response to Colbert mocking him over suggesting President Obama was hurting himself by focusing on equality.

Let the countdown begin to O’Reilly’s first potential appearance on Colbert’s “Late Show,” where Colbert will no longer be playing the faux conservative character that’s won him acclaim.

‘GMA’ Unveils Social Media ‘Nerve Center’

ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning unveiled Social Square, a new digital studio that will be the show’s social media “nerve center.”

The studio, which is an addition to the current “GMA” studio in Times Square, features Samsung monitors and tablets that feature Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Spotify components. In addition to being used throughout the show, Social Square will also be the home of “GMA Live,” the online broadcast that airs at 9amET on the show’s website.

The unveiling of Social Square comes six months after NBC’s “Today” show debuted its own social media studio, the Orange Room. During a tour of the studio after the show this morning, ABC News senior editor of social media Andrew Springer told TVNewser the planning process for the “GMA” studio was underway before “Today” unveiled its version. Read more

Should ABC News Have Revealed Jimmy Kimmel Wolf Video As a Prank?

ABC News was aware that a viral video, showing a wolf purportedly walking through the hallway of the athletes village in Sochi, was staged by Jimmy Kimmel. ABC News was told of the stunt as an off-the-record tip, and didn’t feel it had a responsibility to warn other news organizations.

“The world is seeing these kinds of videos more and more, and every news organization has to do its own reporting and own vetting to decide whether or not they want to print, air or say something,” ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider told the AP’s David Bauder. “It is a piece of comedy. We need to keep that in perspective.”

NBC’s “Today” show and CNN aired the video last week, which first appeared on the Twitter feed of American luger Kate Hansen. Willie Geist, who called it “a little bit scary” on Thursday’s show, clarified Friday that they’d been duped by Kimmel. But he says they checked with Hansen before running the item, and she told the show, “it was me.” Bauder talks with news ethicists and purists about the stunt. They conclude that these kinds of incidents add to a growing distrust of the news media.

On Twitter Friday, Kimmel joked the whole thing was an “accident” and “won’t happen again.”

 

Bill O’Reilly: Obama Super Bowl Interview Was ‘Toughest Interview Of My Life’

Appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, Bill O’Reilly revealed the toughest interview of his life.

“The interview I did this year with President Obama was the toughest interview of my life,” O’Reilly said of his recent Super Bowl interview with the president, highlighting how tough a live presidential interview in only ten minutes is.

“President Obama can do 20 minutes on your socks…the guy is very eloquent, and can just take it where he wants to take it,” O’Reilly continued, saying he had no choice but to interrupt the most powerful man in the world in order to get answers.

O’Reilly also detailed a pre-interview disclaimer he gave to the president: expect a no spin conversation, which Obama said, “OK.”

Megyn Kelly Explains White Santa

On her show tonight, Megyn Kelly explained her comments earlier this week about Santa being white. Kelly included clips from cable competitors MSNBC and CNN, as well as Jimmy Kimmel. Jon Stewart had some fun with it last night too.

Kelly began: “Humor is part of what we try to bring to the show. Sometimes that’s lost on the humorless.” She then explained that the comments derived from the fact that through movies and TV “we continually see St. Nick as a white man in modern day America.”

“By the way, I also did say Jesus was white. As I’ve learned in the past few days, that is far from settled.”

“The fact that an offhand jest I made about whether Santa should be replaced by a penguin has now become a national firestorm says two things: race is still an incredibly volatile issue in this country and Fox News and yours truly are big targets for many people.”


‘The Nightline Legacy is a Precious Thing Worth Fighting For’

The anchors and executive producer of ABC’s “Nightline” are opening up about the show: its summer run (dubbed “The Lookout”), its late night move and its future.

“We believed that as long as we were winning, and under budget, we were safe,” co-anchor Bill Weir tells the AP’s David Bauder. “So everyone learned to shoot and edit, and our little band of true believers spilled blood, sweat and tears to win our slot and still tell as many meaningful stories as we could.

It sounds corny, but everyone here believes that a real democracy depends on real journalism and the ‘Nightline’ legacy is a precious thing worth fighting for,” Weir says.

“Nightline” has lost half its audience since moving to 12:35am in January, but still tops NBC and CBS at that hour. And as Bauder points out, Jimmy Kimmel isn’t doing as well as “Nightline” did at 11:35.

Still, EP Jeanmarie Condon says the new timeslot has provided an opportunity to “reshape the show…” “It’s given us more freedom,” she says.

“When we look back on all of this we’re going to see this as a turning point for a whole new set of opportunities,” says co-anchor Cynthia McFadden. “I hope I’m right, but that’s what I believe.”

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