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Images of Mid-Air Collision on Fox News

When the news of the mid-air collision over the Hudson River broke, news crews rushed to, and over, the scene. Missing for the first few hours, any images to convey what really happened.

In this age of iReports and uReports and the ubiquity of camera-ready mobile phones, a beautiful Saturday afternoon along the Hudson River should have provided dozens of images of the horror. But eyewitnesses in New York and New Jersey say the chopper and plane collided then suddenly dropped into the Hudson River, leaving very little debris on the surface, though some did land on land, in Hoboken.

Then, around 3:30 this afternoon, Sonya Singh, her mother and son, tourists from Ontario, Canada, who were on a Circle Line cruise, went to Fox News headquarters on Sixth Avenue, connected with an assignment editor and shared these images on air with anchors Gregg Jarrett and Julie Banderas:



> More pictures, including the interview with Singh, after the jump…

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Tweet Fight: Rick Sanchez vs. Fox News

CNN’s Rick Sanchez has been splaining his Tweets directed at Fox News.

On Friday, ICN caught these Tweets from Cuban-born Sanchez directed at Fox News.

if i didn’t believe in doing right thing, i’d be rich anchoring at fox news

do u know how much money i’d make if i’d sold out as hispanic and worked at fox news, r u kidding, one problem, looking in mirror

Fox News anchor Julie Banderas, who is of Colombian descent, Tweeted her response:

As a wise Latina woman, I have no comment other than to say…

if I were Rick Sanchez, I wouldn’t look in the mirror, period.

Mediaite got a response from Fox News Channel, “Everyone knows that Rick is an industry joke, he shows that he’s a hack everyday. And he doesn’t have to worry about working at FOX because we only hire talent who have the ability to generate ratings.”

And early this morning, around 1:30am, Sanchez opened up the conversation to his Twitter followers:

wow, really getting heat from neocons and far right wing fox viewers for saying truth. must have hit nerve

just like on a personal level i like most of the guys on fox, shep is old freind

(Sanchez and Smith worked together at Miami’s WSVN)

btw, my ratings this week were fantastic. good week for news and we jumped on stuff early like birthers.

We’ll keep an eye on Sanchez’s CNN show tomorrow to see if he responds to the responses. And then again, maybe that’s what this was all about in the first place.

The Ticker: Kagan, Kaplan, Friel…

> In addition to a new role contributing to Oprah Radio, Daryn Kagan writes this week for U.S. News and World Report about her recent trip to Africa. “Off I went for one of the most meaningful Christmases of my life, just after the U.S. elections, during a real period of hope in Kenya,” she writes.

> Huffington Post has the video of Rick Kaplan‘s appearance during last weekend’s HBO airing of “Your Welcome America.” Find out why Will Ferrell (playing former Pres. George W. Bush) nicknames Kaplan, “The Liar.”

> Courtney Friel starts her Q&A with SoupCans with this answer to how she got the Fox News job: “Well…I went on a date with Roger Ailes.” Of course, she continued, “I’m joking!! Actually — the process was pretty standard. My agent sent FOX a DVD.” She also talks about her husband, Carter Evans (who works at CNN) and puts to rest rumors of a feud with Julie Banderas.

Flight 3407 Crash: Cable News Notes

Below are some notes about the cable news coverage of the Flight 3407 crash (and some Twitter reaction and anonymous tips after the jump). Also, last night a tipster noted how long it took any cable news network to report the news — members of an Aviation forum began discussing the news at 10:41pmET. The first network TV report was at 12:03am.

Anderson Cooper returned to the air just after 1amET, and continued anchoring until 4amET. Inside Cable News live-blogged the cable news coverage. He writes: “Update: 1:23 — I’m surprised that CNN would make an effort with its own coverage by bringing in an A talent. Another example of how CNN has just owned this story tonight.” American Morning started two hours early, picking up when Cooper left the air. CNNI’s coverage, simulcast on CNN just after MidnightET, was the first to be seen on U.S. cable news, and CNN simulcast NBC affiliate WGRZ as well.


• FNC moved between live and taped coverage for approximately an hour after it first broke in with coverage at 12:26amET. Lauren Sivan anchored, as did Julie Banderas by phone. Banderas also was able to secure an eyewitness as a guest by Twitter. She wrote, “@KeithBurtis Hi Keith, this is Julie Banderas.. I’m a host on Fox and read your tweet I am with Fox News Channel. How can I reach you?” Burtis called in several times on FNC throughout the night. Fox & Friends started early, at 5:25amET.


• MSNBC broke into taped coverage with anchor Dan Kloeffler at 12:11amET. Veteran aviation correspondent Robert Hager, now retired, joined Kloeffler as the network broadcast YouTube video and still images until they could get the live feed from affiliate WGRZ at 2amET. (Insiders tell us there were transmission issues which delayed getting the feed). MSNBC used both a simulcast of WGRZ and Kloeffler anchoring until 6amET, when Morning Joe took over. Joe Scarborough and Andrea Mitchell anchored.


Click continued to see Twitter reaction and anonymous tips about who covered the crash best…

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“Chaos” Erupts Around CNN Correspondent During Mumbai Live Shot

CNNMumbai_11.27.bmpIn the second day of the siege in Mumbai, some members of the media are finding themselves in the middle of local anger. CNN’s Sara Sidner is the network’s New Delhi correspondent. Sidner was reporting about the situation at the Taj Hotel when several locals began interrupting her live shot. Sidner would later report, “As we were standing outside a large group of people came around, many of them young, with the smell of alcohol on their breath, frankly. They were standing very, very close and suddenly chaos erupted.”

Click here to see the video.

Sidner joined CNN last November when the network expanded its operations in the subcontinent.

Last night, because of the holiday, many cable network anchors were already scheduled off, but at least one returned to anchor the breaking news from India…

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“It’s Not TV” — It’s The Strategy Room

strategy_11-3.BMPThe “studio” is an open room with a table and a couple cameras at the end of a long hallway on the floor. The “control room” is essentially a person sitting at an audio board. Amid the wires and audio equipment is an XBOX, where guests from Shepard Smith to Geraldine Ferraro have hit the sticks for a round of Guitar Hero.

TVNewser visited The Strategy Room today, located on the 14th floor of the News Corp. building, home to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. The program streams nine hours a day non-stop, even staying “on air” while anchors and guests switch between hours.

“It’s rough by design. It’s not TV, it’s a different platform,” EP of Fox News Digital Mike Straka tells TVNewser.

Whatever it is, it’s working. According to VP of Fox News Digital Jeff Misenti, The Strategy Room averages more than 250,000 streams a day, while all of the streams get more than one million a day.

“It creates buzz and energy and its really fun,” he says of having the program originate on the floor.

So what will viewers of The Strategy Room see when they tune in? Fox News anchors and correspondents host the program, usually for an hour each, and are joined by everyone from political pundits seen on the FNC air to comedians like Colin Quinn to, um, Michael Lohan. Today, Joe the Plummer was on during the 9amET hour.

strategy2_11-3.BMPThen there’s the moments that develop simply out of having more time and being on the Web. Like Rick Leventhal ragging on Phil Keating for his copious sweating after he finished a report. Or Julie Banderas bringing her puppy Sasha during anchoring duties. Or the Web hit video of Shep playing Guitar Hero (see it here). “You’re not going to see that anywhere else,” says Straka.

For Misenti, it’s part of a larger push on “We definitely see that people do want to engage with each other,” he says. As part of the site’s evolution, there can now be up to 12 separate streaming feeds, including The Strategy Room. The player can be the location for FNC/FBN prime time promotion within the flash player, and comments from viewers are added in real time.

So what does The Strategy Room have planned for tomorrow night? And will it still be there when the Election ends?

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FNC’s Gustav Plans: Continues All Night

fnc_8-31.JPGFox News Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Gustav will continue live throughout the night. At 7pmET, Shepard Smith anchors live from New Orleans. Brit Hume will take over an hour later from St. Paul, with discussion of the impact of Gustav on the RNC. From 10pm-MidnightET, Geraldo Rivera anchors from New Orleans.

Gregg Jarrett, Julie Banderas, Todd Connor and Uma Pemmaraju anchor from Midnight-5amET, with Fox & Friends picking up coverage an hour early.

Besides Smith and Rivera, FNC has a full slate of correspondents in the area, with Steve Harrigan (just back from Georgia/Russia coverage), Trace Gallagher, Jon Scott and correspondents from regional bureaus (Kris Gutierrez, Casey Stegall, Johnathan Serrie, Marianne Silber, Phil Keating and Adam Housley). Of course the “Weather Machine” Janice Dean has worked all day today from the Fox Extreme Weather Center.

As mentioned earlier, FBN will be live from at least 7am-7pmET.

> Related: FNC’s VP of news editorial Jay Wallace tells Politico that Gustav/RNC coverage, “Almost feels like having a two-front war.”