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In Profile: Dobbs, Gabrielle, Mock, Dash

Lou Dobbs was featured in USA Today’s Talking Tech, where he discussed if technology can bring political parties together, his preferred cell phone company and phone apps for space exploration.

 You can identify any source of light in the sky. … Look up at the night sky, look down at your phone, you have all the information you could ask for. It’s brilliant. … Any museum in the country would have given anything for what these apps produce across the ceiling 10 to 15 years ago.

Lea Gabrielle celebrated her one-year anniversary at FNC with a feature in the December 2014 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine. Gabrielle discusses her experience as a fighter pilot, Northern Virginia roots and how the industry treats female reporters.

It’s been great. I really don’t see a difference being a female reporter. But when you’ve been in the military, you’ve gone to a naval academy and you’ve served in the military for a long time, it doesn’t really faze you, the differences. Normal society seems actually pretty gentle compared to being a woman in the military.

Janet Mock was interviewed by Cosmopolitan for her new pop culture show, “So Popular!” on MSNBC’s shift.

MSNBC approached me about anchoring or hosting their culture show, and that’s all they said: “We want a culture show!” So I thought about the kind of show I would love to see, as someone who loves pop culture. I took a lot of cues from Bitch magazine, which does great cultural commentary, and Racialicious. I thought, What if these cultural commentators were able to have a TV show? What would that look like, and how can I create a space for them to come on and discuss their ideas in this witty, irreverent, super-smart, and sharp way?

Fox News Contributor Stacey Dash spoke to the Latin Post about her family, her right-wing support of the GOP and being slammed by minorities. The former “Clueless” star has received both harsh criticism and high praise for voicing her political opinions.

In the street I get [approached by] so many people of every color saying: ‘Thank you so much for standing up and being so brave. I thought it was time to have a black president and that it would unite us in such a profound way. But as a country, I don’t think we’ve been so divided since the Civil Rights Movement.

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My First Big Break: Keith Olbermann

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As a kid, Keith Olbermann would daydream of being a TV broadcaster. The only question was: sports or news? After nearly 40 years in the business, Olbermann has done both, with gigs at CNN, Fox Sports, MSNBC, twice, and ESPN, twice. As it turns out, the guy who gave Olbermann his “First Big Break” in TV would give him another break later on.

Here’s Your Guide to Election Night Coverage

bush-gore-hanging-chad-floridaThe cable and broadcast news networks will roll out election night sets, gizmos, and all-hands-on-deck teams tonight as midterm voters go to the polls. And for some races, it could be a late night.

TVNewser will be live blogging all night long covering the coverage, so send us your tips, observations, social media discoveries and screenshots.

Full network-by-network coverage plans, and links to our reports on each network’s lineups of analysts, after the jump.
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In Profile: Muir, Dobbs, Kohn

ABC “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir has a spread in People magazine’s new issue. Much like his episode of MediabistroTV “My First Big Break,” Muir talks about his dream job and when he realized he would be a news anchor.

I get to take on this adventure, and it’s a huge responsibility, but I love it…. I started when I was 13, they kept a growth chart for me in the newsroom [at Syracuse station WTVH-TV].

Fox Business Network anchor Lou Dobbs is featured in the The Boston Globe sharing his secret love affair with the “rancid, thick coffee.”

The most memorable cup I ever had is the first one each morning. That is the start of consciousness. I have to have it. It sets the stage for the day. And without it, it sets an entirely different tone for the day. I’m deeply grateful for that first cup. We have a Keurig coffee maker. We throw the little cups in and off we go. Nothing could be simpler.

CNN contributor and Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn sat down with Breitbart News Network to talk about big business, the government and why people don’t want to be on welfare.

 I’m actually not a fan of big business and I think we can agree that the greed of some American corporations and some of America’s wealthy is appalling. That includes some CEO pay. Taking that kind of compensation and rigging that kind of golden parachute for yourself is not something I would personally do — especially in this economy. Where we disagree is Read more

Neil Cavuto Leads Fox Business Network’s Election Night Coverage

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Fox Business Network will turn to anchor and managing editor Neil Cavuto for coverage of the upcoming elections. “Special Report: 2014 Midterm Elections” begins with a special report at 8 p.m. ET, alongside Maria Bartiromo. At 9 p.m., Cavuto will be joined by “Lou Dobbs Tonight” host Lou Dobbs. Additional coverage and analysis will include FBN’s Liz MacDonald, Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, Charles Payne, Melissa Francis and David Asman.

FBN’s Sandra Smith will have comparative analysis of elections returns via Fox Business’ “one-touch” technology, and Jo Ling Kent will handle exit poll data from the Fox Business Virtual Newsroom.

Tables Turned on Megyn Kelly, as She’s Interviewed by Sheryl Sandberg

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was interviewed by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg yesterday at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in Laguna Niguel, California.

Sandberg says she “just cold called” Kelly last year after the Fox News anchor defended women regarding sexist comments made by Erick Erickson and Lou Dobbs.

“The traditional way that women have anchored news is actually different than what you do,” Sandeberg said to Kelly. “It is a little more eye-lash batting, a little flirtier, a little more demur, and you are not doing that. You are covering serious topics and you are doing it with strength and conviction.”

Watch the full interview below. Kelly appears around the 12-minute point.

Network Coverage Plans for President Obama’s ISIS Address

ObamaCNNIsisBroadcast and cable news networks will provide special coverage tomorrow night at 9pmET for President Obama’s speech on American action against ISIS.

Here is what the networks are planning:

  • CBS’ Bob Schieffer will anchor for the network with “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley reporting from Iraq, where it will be 4am. The CBS Sports special “Under the Lights” will be delayed.
  • Brian Williams anchors for NBC with Chuck Todd reporting from the DC Bureau, delaying “America’s Got Talent” in the eastern and central time zones.
  • ABC’s chief anchor George Stephanopoulos hosts, along with Jonathan Karl at the White House.
  • Shepard Smith will anchor a special report on FOX, interrupting the season premiere of “Hell’s Kitchen.”
  • On Fox News,  Megyn Kelly will anchor with Bret Baier appearing. “The O’Reilly Factor” will air at 8pmET and “Hannity” at 10pmET will be live, with a special live edition of “Special Report” airing at 11pmET.
  • On CNN, Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer will anchor.
  • John Seigenthaler will anchor a preview of the speech at 8:30pmET for Al Jazeera America as well as coverage of the actual speech. White House Correspondent Mike Viqueira will contribute from the White House.
  • Neil Cavuto will anchor  for Fox Business Network, followed by live editions of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” at 10pmET and “The Independents” at 11pmET.
  •  MSNBC will air a two-hour primetime special hosted by Rachel Maddow from 8pm-10pmET. Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Andrea Mitchell and Reverend Al Sharpton will join Maddow. “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” will air at 10pmET followed by a live “All In with Chris Hayes” at 11pmET.
  • Bloomberg Politics’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will anchor Bloomberg TV’s special primetime coverage of the President’s speech starting at 9PM ET from Washington, DC. Bloomberg’s Al Hunt will contribute reporting and analysis.
  • CNBC will carry the address with hosts as yet unannounced

Expanded Evening, Morning Newscasts for Malaysia Flight 17, Israeli Ground Offensive

NBC News plane crashAs wall-to-wall coverage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 and the launch of the Israeli ground offensive in Gaza continues, the broadcast and cable networks are planning special coverage for the evening newscasts tonight and the morning newscasts tomorrow.

All three evening newscasts will be expanded to an hour tonight. “ABC World News” will be anchored by David Muir, while “CBS Evening News” and “NBC Nightly News” will be helmed by their respective regular anchors, Scott Pelley and Brian Williams.

On CNN, Anderson Cooper will anchor from 8-10pmET and Don Lemon will anchor from 10-12pmET. After that, CNN will simulcast four hours of CNN International. In the morning, “Early Start” will be live at 4amET. CNN has several correspondents en route to Ukraine, Moscow and Amsterdam.

All three Fox News primetime shows — “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Kelly File” and “Hannity” — will be live tonight. After “Hannity,” Megyn Kelly will host another live hour of “The Kelly File” from 11-12pmET. Steve Harrigan is en route to Ukraine for FNC. Jennifer Griffin will report from Washington and Amy Kellogg will report from London. Tomorrow morning, “Fox & Friends First” will be live an hour early at 4amET. Read more

Eric Cantor Loss is ‘Shocking,’ ‘Stunning’ and All-Encompassing on Cable News

VARaceJaws dropped in network newsrooms across the country tonight as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his congressional primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.

Cable news networks went into overdrive with the stunning news. At 8:06pm MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow interrupted Chris Hayes‘ show, which had been pre-recorded. Maddow called it “a shocking development in American politics.” (Hayes returned live at 8:38pm). CNN’s Anderson Cooper called the race at 8:11pm and FNC’s Trace Gallagher broke in to the O’Reilly Factor at 8:14pmET, before Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly picked up coverage and filled out the 8pmET hour.

As vote totals came in in the 7pmET hour, the news networks began speculating that Cantor looked to go down to defeat. Dana Perino in for Greta Van Susteren on Fox News reported Cantor was trailing Brat, as did Erin Burnett on CNN, and Lou Dobbs on FBN.

In Profile: Lou Dobbs, Sandra Smith

  • The Los Angeles Times talks to FBN anchor Lou Dobbs about how he’s slimmed down since his CNN days: “There were two periods when I lost control of my weight: when I was part of the team building CNN in 1980, and the other time was building the CNN financial network in the late ’90s. In both instances I became so consumed with everything I was doing, I rationalized that I didn’t have time to exercise and my weight really ballooned up. My life has been a course of gaining weight and fighting it off.”

  • Dobbs’ Fox Business colleague, Sandra Smith, is profiled in Modern Mom. “Growing up with a lot of family members who were financial traders, I knew I would eventually work in that business,” Smith said. “And so I never thought that reporting the news on TV was in the cards for me.”

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