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Networks to Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers

JoanRiversFNC304Networks will remember legendary comedian Joan Rivers this weekend.

Tonight, the newsmagazines pay tribute. At 9pmET, NBC’s “Dateline” will present “Celebrating Joan Rivers.” The hour-long special, co-anchored by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, will feature tributes from Kathy Griffin, Dick Cavett, Donald Trump, Don Rickles, and Gilbert Gottfried.

An hour later at 10pmET, ABC’s “20/20″ will air “Joan Rivers: Living for the Laugh.”  The special, anchored by David Muir, will feature reporting from Barbara Walters, John Quinones, and Chris Connelly.

And on Sunday night, Fox News presents “Geraldo Rivera Reports: Joan Rivers” at 9pmET. Rivera will interview various guests close to Rivers and show clips from her comedy career. Rivers died yesterday at 81 a week after she stopped breathing during a throat procedure.

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How ABC’s ‘What Would You Do?’ Restored John Quiñones ‘Faith in Humanity’

QuinonesWWYDWe’ve all had those moments where we’re internally torn when observing others doing heinous things next to us. ‘Should I mind my own business or do something?’ you ask yourself.

For ABC’s “What Would You Do?” host John Quiñones, seeing more people choose the latter has lifted his spirits.

“My faith in humanity is restored in every one of our scenarios,” Quiñones told TVNewser in an interview earlier this week ahead of the hidden-camera show’s return to ABC  tonight at 9pmET.

“There may be folks who don’t want to get involved, but in every scenario, someone steps in at the end, and does something heroic, not because they’re going to be on television (they have no idea), but because their heart tells them it’s the right thing to do.” (One of those brave people was this author’s aunt, who during a “WWYD?” scenario two years ago, took on a cheating husband who was purchasing jewelry for his both wife and girlfriend at my parents’ Long Island jewelry store.)

As we spoke with Quiñones, “WWYD?” was filming another scene where people do right: intervening as a son yells at his elderly mother for getting lost at the market. “People have taken so much time explaining things to her, staying with her regardless of their own schedules.”

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Lara Spencer Apologizes for ‘GMA’ Cinco de Mayo Segment

“Good Morning America” co-anchor Lara Spencer apologized yesterday for getting carried away during a Monday segment celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

John Quinones, an ABC News correspondent, accepted Spencer’s apology.

On Monday’s show, Spencer donned a sombrero, held a margarita, and celebrated “Cinco de Drinko,” aka “the biggest day of the year for margarita sales.” This morning, MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts apologized for a similar Cinco de Mayo segment on “Way Too Early” Monday.

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TVNewser’s 2014 Guide To Graduation Speakers

Class-of-2014. jpgAs is TVNewser tradition, here now is our seventh annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when at the nation’s colleges and universities (in alphabetical order):

CNBC’s Guy AdamiQuinnipiac University (CT), May 10

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin: University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication (NC), May 11

ABC’s Richard Besser: University of Michigan School of Public Health (MI), May 1

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: Cansius College  (NY), May 17

Bloomberg’s Michael Bloomberg: Harvard University (MA), May 29… Williams College (MA), June 8

CNN’s Gloria Borger: Colgate University (NY), May 18

FNC’s Dr. Ben CarsonRegent University (VA), May 3

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ABC News Planning ‘What Would You Do?’ Spin-Off

ABC News is piloting a spin-off of its primetime series “What Would You Do?” according to someone familiar with the plans. The network has also posted a casting notice on the “WWYD?” website looking for people to participate. According to the casting notice:

This new program will investigate and explore human psychology and behavior. The casting process will be a fascinating opportunity for those who attend to learn about themselves and their fellow human beings.

The concept sounds very much like “WWYD?” though likely with some minor twists. “WWYD?” has found success as a limited primetime series at ABC, filling in gamely when needed during the week. It has also become an increasingly profitable proposition for the network, as it has sold reruns to HLN, and those reruns do quite well.

The new series, if it goes forward, could be rolled into ABC’s primetime lineup as “WWYD?” was, or sold outright to a network like HLN, with ABC News producing it. It isn’t clear which route the new series will take, or who would host.

HLN Acquires ABC’s ‘What Would You Do?’ Repeats

In a first of its kind deal, HLN is acquiring the cable television rights to more than 35 episodes of the ABC News program “What Would You Do?”

HLN general manager & executive vice president Scot Safon says the network “is exploring new programming dimensions that connect us with a broader audience while continuing to deliver what HLN fans want: must-see, must-share news that relates to how we live today.

“What Would You Do?,” hosted by ABC’s John Quiñones, uses undercover cameras to capture controversial situations, then invites an unsuspecting public — and by extension TV viewers — to question how they might react.

HLN will air “What Would You Do?” with back-to-back episodes on Thursday and Sunday nights from 9-11 pmET beginning Oct. 21.

Increasingly, network news divisions are selling their productions to cable networks. CBS’s “60 Minutes” is repackaged on CNBC, NBC’s “Dateline” can be seen on Discovery’s ID, and ABC’s “20/20″ airs on WEtv.

ABC News Stars Assemble for Photo Shoot

Just about anybody who is on ABC News was in a photo studio on Manhattan’s West Side this morning for what ABC News president Ben Sherwood calls a one-of-a-kind photo shoot. “Never in the history of the industry has there been a photo like this,” said Sherwood to his team, according to someone who was there. “It is a real Mt. Olympus shot,” he added.

Among the ABC News talent on hand Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott, Cynthia McFadden, Bill Weir, Terry Moran, Bianna Golodryga, Dan Harris, Ron Claiborne, Chris Cuomo, Elizabeth Vargas, Bob Woodruff, John Quinones, David Muir, Brian Ross, Jake Tapper and Rob Nelson.

Expect to see the photos in marketing a promotional materials on air and online, soon.

Marc Anthony’s First Post-Jennifer Lopez Split Interview is with ABC News

That’s bad ass singer Marc Anthony talking with bad ass ABC News correspondent John Quinones. In his first interview since his split with Jennifer Lopez earlier this summer, Anthony talked with Quinones at his New York City home last Friday. “I’ll always love Jennifer,” is all we hear him say in a promo. The interview airs tomorrow night on “Nightline” with clips on “GMA.”

(Photo: ABC/Lou Rocco)

ABC’s ‘What Would You Do?’ Kicked Out of Greenwich, CT (Update: Or Not?)

The ABC News primetime series “What Would You Do? has hit a bit of stumble during the filming of its current season. The show was asked to stop filming in Greenwich, Connecticut after being “disruptive.” The show, hosted by John Quinones, is sort of like a serious “Candid Camera,” placing people in murky ethical situations.

Update: After changing the subject matter of the scenario, ABC was allowed to continue filming.

Rather than switching locations, Apple said the show’s creators were asked to change the subject matter of Wednesday’s episode, which was supposed to focus on a mock theft. Due to concerns about a recent armed robbery on the Avenue, the crew instead filmed a nanny abuse scenario for the series, which stages ethically challenging situations and follows the reactions of bystanders.

“We did not move locations for the second day,” Apple said Wednesday evening.

Original Story: The Greenwich Time reports:

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Networks Get out Checkbooks for Interviews with Rescued Chilean Miners

The rescued Chilean miners are beginning to talk to U.S. TV networks, which means the payments in the form of licensing agreements have begun. NBC’s Natalie Morales, who arrived in Chile more than a week ago, got interviews over the weekend with two of the rescued miners, Carlos Barrios and Victor Zamora, 13th and 14th out of the mine.

TVNewser has learned NBC News paid a licensing fee for videos Zamora and Barrios took from inside the capsule as it ascended to the surface. The network also paid for video from Zamora’s 34th birthday party celebrated by his family in his absence. (video after the jump). Morales mentioned the licensing agreement in the on-camera tag of her live report on “Today.”

ABC News paid a licensing fee for video of second rescued miner “Super” Mario Sepulveda — both in the hospital and at his home. Correspondent John Quinones, conducted the interview from New York over the weekend, an hour after Sepulveda was released from the hospital. In his piece, Quinones mentions the network had licensed home video of Sepulveda at his home. ABC News cameras then followed Sepulveda to the beach where he jumped into the ocean — sans clothes — and prayed on the beach with his son.

CBS News correspondent Seth Doane briefly interviewed one of the miners, but CBS News tells us they are not entering into any licensing deals with the miners.

So how much did NBC and ABC pay?

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