Posts Tagged ‘Martha Stewart’
> Being an expert isn’t so easy — just ask PBS’s Gwen Ifill. Appearing on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire as last night’s “Ask the Expert” resource, she tried to help contestant Jennifer answer the question at hand…but guessed wrong. Politico has the video.
> Former CNNer Daryn Kagan is making the magazine rounds. She writes an essay in September’s Guideposts about creating her post-TV career, and she’s featured as September’s “Big Idea Profile” in the Martha Stewart publication body + soul.
> ABC’s Deborah Roberts and her husband, NBC’s Al Roker, will appear in a forthcoming Sesame Street special, “Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times”. The program, which will also feature Today financial expert Jean Chatzky, is scheduled to air in September.
(Photo: Sesame Workshop)
You have to wonder if when the CNBC bosses decided it was the right move for Jim Cramer to go on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, they also made sure he appeared on another show hosted by another Stewart on the same day.
After a much hyped booking on Comedy Central last night, and very little mention of it today on the NBC networks, Cramer talked about it at the top of “Mad Money” tonight.
Before we get started, I want to say something about — about what happened yesterday. A lot of people are talking about what happened. I want to be very clear…that although I was clearly outside of my safety zone, I have the utmost respect for this person. And for the work that they do, no matter how uncomfortable it was to be on. So I want you to take a look at this clip from yesterday of Cramer versus Stewart.
The show then played a clip of Cramer and Martha Stewart making a banana cream pie. Cramer appeared on that Stewart show earlier in the day. That was the only mention of Stewart, any Stewart, during “Mad Money.”
The Cramer dust-up did get a mention on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show tonight. Maddow was making the point that while a Google News search turned up more than 1,000 stories on Cramer vs. Stewart, and while there was still serious business news to report, The Washington Post “quietly, quietly announced it was eliminating its business section in the weekday paper. That’s sobering,” added Maddow.
USA Today is calling it “one of the most intriguing, and potentially important, interviews of the week.” CNBC’s Jim Cramer sits down with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart tonight at 11pmET to settle things once and for all (or to keep the feud going).
And we’ll be here to live blog it all. Check out TVNewser’s “Cramer vs. Stewart Live Blog” during The Daily Show (or longer) for a minute-by-minute break down, and we want your contribution as well. But before the Daily Show — Cramer spent some time this morning with Martha!
• Time Magazine’s James Poniewozik writes: “To watch CNBC today is to enter an alternative universe, where elites are populists, Wall Street is Main Street and bank executives are the oppressed.”
On the heels of Ann Curry‘s recent exclusive with octomom Nadya Suleman, the Today show anchor talked to former President Bill Clinton over the weekend. The interview aired this morning on Today, and was called an “exclusive.” But CNN’s John Roberts also talked to Clinton this weekend, with the interview airing this morning on American Morning — and we hear his interview took place just before Curry’s. As we reported earlier, NBC’s Luke Russert also interviewed Clinton, and the former President even made a stop on Martha Stewart‘s show today.
Click continued to see part of CNN and NBC’s interviews…
Sitting in front of a bowl of Brussels sprouts…or maybe tiny limes, can’t be sure…the conversation was mostly cordial, except when Stewart and Cavuto discussed the Citigroup private jet debacle. (about 4:30 in)
After the jump, Cavuto advocates Fox Business Network viewing for newborns…
> In the wake of some surprising comments about Alex Rodriguez, former Yankee manager Joe Torre sits down tonight with Larry King in his first television interview at 9pmET tonight on CNN.
> Maria Bartiromo hosts “No Way Back,” a CNBC special from Davos’ World Economic Forum, at 8pmET tonight.
> “The only thing we haven’t done is have sex — and if you would’ve just put down the glue gun that might’ve happened, too.” – Matt Lauer to Martha Stewart. Find out more here.
“I thought he was better as you than he is as Ben Affleck,” said Stewart. “Obviously an admirer of yours.”
“He’s the first person I know who’s ever done an impression of me, because apparently I don’t have anything to do an impression of,” said Olbermann.
Click continued to see part of the appearance, including what Walter Matthau once told Olbermann…