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Fox News to Debut Daytime Ensemble Show

outnumberedFox News has announced plans for a new 12pmET show called “Outnumbered” that will feature a rotating ensemble of four female hosts and one male host. The show will debut April 28.

In the new daytime lineup, “Happening Now,” anchored by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee, will split into two one-hour blocks at 11amET and 1pmET. “America’s News Headquarters,” which has had a temporary place in the lineup since the primetime shuffle last year, will no longer air on weekdays.

Harris Faulkner and FBN’s Sandra Smith will be the rotating hosts that will lead news coverage on “Outnumbered.” Other women featured will be Kimberly Guilfoyle and Andrea Tantaros, along with Fox News contributors Jedediah Bila, Katie Pavlich and Kirsten Powers. The solo male panelist will vary each day.

Outnumbered combines a distinctive group of FOX talent with unique experiences and insights that will make for compelling news programming.  We look forward to once again pushing the envelope with the addition of this new show and are confident the revised line-up will only strengthen the FNC brand,” senior vice president of news Jay Wallace said in a statement.

Fox News has seen great success with “The Five,” its 5pmET ensemble show that debuted after Glenn Beck‘s departure in 2011. The show finished the first quarter of this year third in total viewers and second in the demo among all cable news programs.

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The Scoreboard: Saturday, April 5

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 182 | MSNBC: 103 | CNN: 156 | HLN: 148
  • Primetime: FNC: 191 | MSNBC: 160 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 166

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
NewsHQ:

175

BushFamily:

139

NewsHQ:

101

Faulkner:

226

Huckabee:

197

Pirro:

188

JonScott:

189

RedEye:

191

Pirro:

140

MSNBC
Disrupt:

21

Caught:

67

Caught:

95

Caught:

70

Caught:

123

Lockup:

91

Lockup:

267

Lockup:

275

Lockup:

161

CNN
Nwsroom:

136

Nwsroom:

181

Nwsroom:

155

Nwsroom:

124

Nwsroom:

110

Nwsroom:

132

DeathRow:

147

Nwsroom:

174

Nwsroom:

204

HLN
Files:

140

Files:

146

Files:

160

Files:

136

Files:

160

Files:

139

Files:

201

Files:

246

Files:

275

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Who Do These TVNewsers Pick to Win the Super Bowl?

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Sports commentators have been making their picks for two weeks, so TVNewser rounded up some network anchors and reporters to get their picks for Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I like the Broncos by 7,” “Special Report” host Bret Baier predicts. “Peyton Manning is too tough- even with Seahawks D. It’s an interesting match-up and for that matter- so is Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at halftime!”

“Happening Now” host Jenna Lee agrees. She’s picking the Broncos “There’s simply no other choice.” Lee knows her football. Her dad played in two Super Bowls for the Minnesota Vikings. “I can NOT have a morose and despondent co-anchor on Monday morning.” Colorado native Jon Scott is a MAJOR Broncos fan.

But “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer is going against his colleagues: “Peyton Manning is once in a generation, it would be great if he wins another Super Bowl. But it seems everyone is going with Denver because of him. Which can only mean one thing: Seattle wins. Fair and Balanced.”

“Who do I want to lose more?” is the way MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki is looking at it. “As a Patriots fan, I’m torn. The Broncos beat my team and I can’t cheer for Peyton Manning, but I still remember when Pete Carroll inherited a great Patriots team from Bill Parcells and ran it into the ground.”

Kornacki’s call: “I’ll take an ugly game that reflects poorly on both teams and ends with Manning getting sacked in the end zone in overtime for a 2-0 Seattle win.”

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy as she fights breast cancer, is rooting for Seattle “for one reason…”

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President Obama Hosts Off-Record Meeting With MSNBC Hosts, Fox’s Juan Williams

obama speech_304x200President Obama held an off-the-record meeting yesterday with liberal commentators including MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ezra Klein, and Fox News’s Juan Williams.

Appearing with Jon Scott, Williams reported his discussion with the President was off-the-record, but senior officials told him they are in “full fight mode” over the problems with the Affordable Care Act.

Williams later showed up in primetime, where Sean Hannity criticized the President for inviting Schultz into the White House, saying a slur he made against Laura Ingraham 2 and a half years ago should disqualify him from a meeting with the president.

Williams notably reported that one MSNBC host, Martin Bashir, was not present. Bashir was the subject of a letter Sarah Palin‘s PAC sent to MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NBC News President Deborah Turness inquiring whether they will discipline him for his vile comments about Palin made a week ago today. Bashir apologized on Monday, and has hosted his show every night this week.

President Obama held a similar off-the-record meeting with conservative journalists in October.

Shots Fired at LAX

A gunman opened fire this morning at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring at least three people and prompting a terminal evacuation and a ground stop at LAX.

Fox News was the first to report the news at 12:42pmET. CNN was next at 12:44pmET and  MSNBC followed at 12:46pmET. For the first several minutes, both Fox and CNN focused on the terminal’s evacuation and “reports” of shots, while MSNBC’s Alex Wagner reported there was an “active shooter at Terminal 3,” sourcing a senior government official.

>More: ABC News’ David Muir anchored a special report starting at 1:05pmET. NBC and CBS both produced a special reports beginning at 1:13pmET. Lester Holt anchored for NBC and Jeff Glor anchored for CBS. Muir went on the air with a second special report at 1:52pmET.

>More: The business networks are also reporting on the shooting.  CNBC and FBN both reported the news at 12:47pmET and Bloomberg TV was next at 12:55pmET.

>More: Shepard Smith has taken over anchoring FNC’s coverage from the Fox News Deck. Fox Sports reporter Bill Reiter, who was an eyewitness to the shooting, told Smith, “I called my wife to tell her goodbye, perhaps, and certainly tell her that I loved her and our kids. I think someone asked me to get off the phone and be quiet. People were screaming. A short time later, I don’t know how long — time sort of both sped up and slowed down — we pushed our way through an exit door, ran onto the tarmac.” Read more

‘Fox News Watch’ Says Goodbye

“Fox News Watch” can now be added to the pantheon of cable news shows. Jon Scott hosted the final edition of FNC’s long-running media criticism show this weekend. “Thanks for making News Watch part of your weekend,” said Scott, who thanked his rotating cast of guests, previous hosts and the staff who put the show together every week. Scott had hosted the show for the last six years.

Next weekend, Fox News will debut a new media criticism show called MediaBuzz, hosted by Howard Kurtz. Kurtz will now go head-to-head with his old show, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” at 11amET Sunday. That show has not yet named a permanent replacement.

Howard Kurtz’s ‘MediaBuzz’ To Debut Sunday September 8

Fox News has announced that Howard Kurtz‘s new program will be called “MediaBuzz,” and will debut Sunday, September 8 at 11 AM ET.

At 11 AM, “MediaBuzz” will be up directly against Kurtz’s old CNN program “Reliable Sources.” Fox News says it is scheduling the show in that timeslot for logistical purposes, rather than for competitive ones. Kurtz wants to do the show live and from Washington, D.C. The show it’s replacing, “Fox News Watch” tapes on Friday and airs on Saturday.

The one-hour show will also feature Lauren Ashburn–a regular on Kurtz’s “Reliable Sources”–as well as “Bing Pulse,” which will monitor social chatter surrounding the program, based on technology from the Microsoft unit.

Kurtz left CNN for Fox News in June, and has appeared frequently on FNC as a media analyst, while preparing his new program.

“Fox News Watch,” hosted by Jon Scott, began its run in 1997. Scott will move to the FNC specials unit.

Details after the jump.
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Howard Kurtz is News on ‘Reliable Sources,’ But Not on ‘Fox News Watch’

Howard Kurtz‘s decision to leave CNN for Fox News this week was news on his CNN show today, but it wasn’t on the show he’s about to take over. Kurtz spent most of his pen-ultimate CNN show covering the breaking news of NSA leaker Edward Snowden arriving in Moscow, including an interview — for the third time in as many weeks — with The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald who broke the Snowden news. At the end of the show Kurtz said,

Finally, a word about me. You may have read somewhere that after 15 years of anchoring this program, I’ll be moving on from CNN to become a media and political analyst for Fox News. It has been a privilege to occupy this chair and I will have more to say about this on my final program next week which of course is a little tease to get to you tune in next Sunday morning.

Kurtz also didn’t shy away from criticizing his new network. In a story first revealed by TVNewser Friday, Kurtz called out ABC’s “Good Morning America” and Fox News for erroneously reporting that an arrest warrant had been issued for NFL player Aaron Hernandez.

On Thursday Kurtz revealed he’d signed on with Fox News to host a revamped “Fox News Watch.” The Fox show made no mention of the change during this weekend’s episode. Current host Jon Scott has been named anchor in the Fox News specials unit while the contributions of “Fox News Watch” regulars Judith Miller, Cal Thomas an Jim Pinkerton have not been revealed.

It’s also not known if the Kurtz-led Fox News media affairs show will be a half hour, as “Fox News Watch” is currently, or expand to an hour, as “Reliable Sources” is.

Howard Kurtz Joining Fox News Channel: ‘Too Good to Pass Up’

Howard Kurtz is jumping from CNN to Fox News where he will host a new version of “Fox News Watch” starting in July.

Kurtz will host CNN’s “Reliable Sources” for two more weeks and join Fox News July 1. Jon Scott, who currently hosts “Fox News Watch” will move to FNC’s specials unit.

Kurtz had been host of CNN’s media affairs show since 1998. His CNN contract had been up for several weeks, insiders tell us. In May he parted ways with Daily Beast and Newsweek where he was a media reporter and columnist. He’d joined the Beast in 2010, from the Washington Post where he’d covered media since 1990.

“I’m excited to be bringing my independent brand of media criticism to Fox News,” said Kurtz in a statement. “I want to thank CNN for giving me such a prime opportunity over the years and was tempted to continue, but the chance to create a revamped program and establish a strong online presence was too good to pass up.”

“Howie Kurtz has served as host of Reliable Sources for 15 years, developing it into a leading source for commentary and critique on the media,” says a CNN spokesperson. ” We thank him for all his contributions to CNN, and wish him all the best in this new opportunity.”

CNN’s “Reliable Sources” debuted in 1992 as an outgrowth of the media coverage of the Persian Gulf War. It will continue on CNN, and will be hosted by a variety of people in the coming months.

FNC’s press release after the jump…

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Pres. Obama: New Gun Law Opponents ‘Want to Gin Up Fear or Higher Ratings or Revenue’

ABC, CBS and NBC joined the cable news networks carrying Pres. Obama’s remarks and signing of 23 executive actions tightening gun laws. Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchored on ABC, Brian Williams on NBC, and Scott Pelley on CBS. Jon Scott and Jenna Lee anchored for Fox News, Wolf Blitzer on CNN, and Alex Wagner on MSNBC.

The president pointed out that passing legislation “will be difficult” and took a shot (excuse the pun) at those who would oppose the legislation to “gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue.”

“There will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists, publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault on liberty. Not because that’s true. But because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves.”

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