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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Madden’

Kurtz, Sesno Media Criticism at Dawn

Well, it’ll be dawn in Anchorage. When Howard Kurtz‘s “MediaBuzz” debuts on Fox News tomorrow at 11amET, he’ll be going up against his old show, “Reliable Sources” on CNN which this week will be hosted by Frank Sesno, a former CNN DC bureau chief, now director of of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University.

Syria will be the hot topic on both shows. “Reliable Sources” will also discuss new Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos dropping in on the newsroom this week. Sesno will also discuss political reporting with Peter Hamby, who this week was named national political reporter for CNN digital. His report on the use of Twitter during the 2012 campaign from his fellowship at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard was made public this week. CNN contributor Kevin Madden , who worked on the Romney campaign, and PBS NewsHour’s Christina Bellantoni will also guest.

As for what’s on tap for Kurtz’s first “MediaBuzz,” he talked about it Thursday on Fox News:

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CNN Adds Stephanie Cutter, Kevin Madden as Political Commentators

It may not be an election year, but that isn’t stopping CNN from adding to its political commentary team. The cable channel has named former Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter and former Romney campaign adviser Kevin Madden as political commentators.

The pair will appear across CNN’s programs, including the new morning show “New Day,” which launches in a few weeks. They also add to a politics team that is leaner than it was during he last Presidential election, having lost a number of familiar faces over the years. The addition of Cutter and Madden provide a decidedly younger voice than some of the people they replace.

“I’ve worked with CNN for many years in the White House, on campaigns and throughout government,” said Cutter in a statement. “They are the best in the business, and I’m thrilled to be joining the CNN team.”

“This is such an exciting time in the national conversation about the direction of our country, with so many Americans looking to CNN for an informed perspective of today’s political debates,” said Madden in a statement. “I’m looking forward to bringing my experience of working on national campaigns and Capitol Hill to CNN’s coverage of this national conversation.”

The Morning Ticker: 50, 41, 11…

  • The rapper 50 Cent will be a guest on MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ tonight. Michael Eric Dyson will be guest-hosting for Ed Schultz, who is off this week. 50 will talk with Dyson about politics, music, pop culture, and more, live in-studio at 30 Rock.

  • In last night’s HBO documentary, “41″ George H.W. Bush said the media (and this was before FNC and MSNBC) made a difference in the ’92 election: “I know I sound like I’m bashing the press. But there was almost unanimity in the press corps that I should lose, and that they were for [Clinton]. And that makes a huge difference.”

  • Today at 11am, it’s the premiere of “DC Bureau,” a new weekly politics show hosted by Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Jerry Seib. The first show, on WSJ.com and WSJ Live, will feature an interview with Pres. Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod and Kevin Madden, Mitt Romney’s senior strategist.

2009 TVNewser Poll Results: Sarah Palin Tops

For the next 8 days, we’ll bring you the results of our 2009 TVNewser Polls. On Dec. 31, 2008, we asked you for your predictions about what might happen in the world of TV news in 2009.

First, we asked: Which Political Figure From the ’08 Election Will be the Next Big TV Star? The majority of you, 48%, said Sarah Palin. Mitt Romney was next with 13% and Pres. Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe and Romney campaign manager/prolific Twitterer Kevin Madden, tied for third with 12%.

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Palin was the biggest media star this year as she remained in the limelight first resigning as governor of Alaska and later in the year when she published her memoir, “Going Rogue,” which remains atop most best seller lists.

Tomorrow – The results of this question: By This Time Next Year Which Network News Broadcast Will Be #1?

Brody Up Next For Saturday CNN Special

brody_10-30.jpgChristian Broadcasting Network senior correspondent, and CNN contributor, David Brody, will host a one-hour political roundtable show on CNN this weekend.

The recent-Twitterer made the announcement on his Website today.

The 5pmET special airs this Saturday and will focus on, “how conservatives view this 2008 election and the future of the GOP.”

Guests on the show include Kevin Madden, Stephen Hayes, Amanda Carpenter and Brian Debose.

Previous CNN contributors who hosted weekend programs have included Roland Martin and Bill Bennett.