TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Lady Gaga’

U.S. Govt. Learned of Charlie Rose’s Assad Interview the Same Time Everyone Else Did

With a choice of having Anthony Weiner, Lady Gaga or Bashar al-Assad on his morning show, CBS News president David Rhodes will take door number 3 any day.

“If we wanted a more stark demonstration of the differences in these shows, I think this morning is a perfect example,” Rhodes tells TVNewser. “We have done more Syria on this morning show than anyone,” says Rhodes. “And we’ve been rewarded for it by viewers.”

That “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose got the interview should not come as a surprise. He’d interviewed Assad before, and has been working for months to secure this interview as the Syrian civil war intensified. “He’s had a track record on this story for a long time,” says Rhodes. The entirety of the interview will air tonight on Rose’s PBS program.

Rhodes’ boss, CBS News chairman and “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager put on another hat this weekend: as Rose’s producer. “When you have a situation like this, you don’t know what you’re going to find when you get there,” says Rhodes. “There’s no substitute to having people there with the experience and confidence to confront that. That Jeff was able to go, is great”

Rose and Fager spent Saturday night in Damascus, before heading to the presidential palace Sunday morning. Hours later Rose was in Lebanon phoning into CBS’s Bob Schieffer breaking the news of his interview. That’s also around the time the White House first learned about it.

Which means it came as news to Rhodes’ younger brother, Ben Rhodes, who is the White House Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication.

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Online Production for Writers and Editors

Online Production for Writers and EditorsStarting July 17, learn how to create multi-dimensional content for your digital mediums! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to create content that is multi-dimensional and editorially relevant, use the web to its full potential, create stories that have social media campaigns built in and increase your value as as an employee. Register now! 
 

Domonique Foxworth Subs for Peter King on MMQB

Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth took time away from his busy schedule sitting around waiting for owners and players to end the lockout to write Peter King‘s Monday Morning Quarterback column on SI.com. King is on his annual summer vacation, so notables will be filling in for him over the next few weeks.

For longtime readers of King’s column who’ve come to expect tangents about coffee, the Red Sox or traveling inconveniences, Foxworth’s effort was a departure, as it made no mention of those worthwhile preoccupations. He addressed the players’ stand in the labor standoff, said Baltimore deserved to host a Super Bowl (“If Detroit can handle the country’s biggest game, then so can Charm City”) and devoted his non-sports thoughts to the awesomeness of technology (“At least once a month I look at my smartphone or iPad and say, “Holy $*&@, this is incredible”) and the need for players to remain clothed in their Twitter profile pics. He also said cell phones have ruined the fun of pushing people into pools. Not sure I agree with that. The ubiquity of cell phones raises the chances you’ll push someone in the pool who has one in their pocket; but it also raises the odds that someone nearby will take a cell phone picture of a soaking wet person screaming about the death of their cell phone. It’s really a give and take.

 

’5 Things You Need to Know This Week’: A Very Special Audience Giveaway

Here’s the second episode of what many consider to be the internet’s best list-based weekly news show, “5 Things You Need to Know This Week.”

This week’s episode includes a very special audience giveaway, gratuitous Gaga, and an update on the biggest loser in the history of “American Idol.”

Be sure to check back next Tuesday (and every Tuesday, forever) for the latest episode!

‘Good Morning America’ hits new low with younger viewers

A news-filled first quarter of 2011 helped ABC’s “Good Morning America” close the gap with #1 “NBC’s Today” show in total viewers. Last year “Today” led “GMA” by 1.24M total viewers. This past quarter that gap shrunk 41% to 730,000 viewers. “GMA” was also up +9% compared to Q1 2010.

But while the ABC show is up in total viewers, the first three months of 2011 saw the lowest delivery ever for the show in the lucrative A25-54 demo. GMA just got a new Senior EP in James Goldston and will soon get a new newsreader in Josh Elliott. Recent promoted programming seems to be geared toward younger demos, including last week’s Britney Spears concert and “big announcement” from Lady Gaga on tomorrow’s show.

Numbers for Q1 2011:

  • Total Viewers: NBC: 5,610,000 / ABC: 4,880,000 / CBS: 2,800,000
  • A25-54 viewers: NBC: 2,600,000 / ABC: 1,860,000 / CBS: 1,200,000

This is “Today’s” 63rd straight quarter win in total viewers and all demos. But the show was down -2% in total viewers vs. Q1 2010. CBS’s “The Early Show,” in its first full quarter with a new anchor team, was up +1% vs. Q1 2010.