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Mika Brzezinski, Gayle King Raise Awareness for Homelessness

Mika Brzezinski and Gayle King_304x200“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski this week hosted the annual dinner for Win, an organization that provides housing to homeless women and their children in New York City. “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King also attended the dinner, which was held Tuesday at the Waldorf-Astoria.

“There are 52,000, if you can imagine, homeless New Yorkers. 22,000 of them are children. That’s the highest number since the Great Depression,” Brzezinski said on “Morning Joe” Wednesday. “A lot of incredibly generous people showed up last night … I was really happy to host the event last night. It was really incredible.”

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The Saturday Ticker: Business Politics, Morning Baseball, Jazzy Weather

  • FBN’s Maria Bartiromo will interview New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday on “Opening Bell” at 9amET. Bartiromo will talk with de Blasio about his outlook on the economy, universal Pre-Kindergarten and his future plans for New York City.

  • “AMHQ with Sam Champion” hits the road next week as well, broadcasting from the New Orleans Jazz festival starting Thursday. The following week the show will travel to Moore, OK, the site of the devastating tornado that struck in May 2013.

Gretchen Carlson and Mika Brzezinski Join #WomenofWorth Forum

On air, they are competitors, but today Fox News’s Gretchen Carlson and MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski joined up for the “Women of Worth” Twitter forum.

Hosted by L’Oreal Paris, both anchors tweeted along with thousands of other women sharing stories and insights about the power of self-worth and its ability to elevate women.

And Mika shared her top woman of worth.

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The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual ’35 Most Powerful People in New York Media’

Television news executives and personalities are well represented on The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual “35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” list.

From the executive ranks: CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes; NBC News chairman Pat Fili-Krushel and president Deborah Turness; and incoming Disney/ABC Television group president Ben Sherwood and ABC News president James Goldston represent the broadcast networks. On the cable side, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, MSNBC president Phil Griffin, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker and Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin Smith make the list.

The main anchors for the broadcast networks — Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer and Scott Pelley — are all on the list, as well as morning anchors from each network. For NBC, it’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Willie Geist; Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell represent CBS; and for ABC, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Lara Spencer. “Good Morning America” senior executive producer Tom Cibrowski and “CBS Sunday Morning” EP Rand Morrison are also named.

As for cable news talent, all three Fox News primetime hosts — Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity — make the list. From MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough; and from CNN, Anderson Cooper.

Other notable additions: Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Bob Costas, Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa.

TVNewser will be at the party celebrating the honorees tonight.

[Images via Hollywood Reporter]

Albright: Focus Should Be on Ukraine, Mika Agrees, Then Turns to Missing Plane

AlbrightA bit of an awkward turn this morning on “Morning Joe,” as co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright that what’s happening in Ukraine is more important than the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

“I know we’re all focused on the airplane, but the bottom line is this has really, truly, long-term implications, and we all need to focus on how to deal with Ukraine,” Albright said.

“I totally agree with you on dealing with competing news interests here, but certainly Ukraine is our focus here on ‘Morning Joe,’ and has been since the story broke,” Brzezinski said. She then thanked Albright and teased more coverage of the missing plane.

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Mika Brzezinski ‘Won’t Let’ Joe Scarborough Run for President

ScarboroughJoe Scarborough was absent from “Morning Joe” this morning following a weekend in New Hampshire promoting his book, “The Right Path.” Scarborough was also a speaker at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference, which only heightened speculation he’s running for office.

The Atlantic reports organizers of the NRLC planned to include Scarborough in a straw poll, but left him off at the request of MSNBC.  Kentucky Senator Rand Paul won the poll.

Either way, Scarborough tells Politico, “I have no plans to run for office. I do plan, in my free time, to continue a book tour focused on getting the Republican Party back to its winning ways and talking about the economic revival in America’s future if Washington starts getting a few things right.”

For her part, co-host Mika Brzezinski said she’s not letting Joe run for office either. “I won’t let him…because I love my job,” Brzezinski said on this morning’s show.

The show ran clips of Scarborough speaking in New Hampshire, where he delivered his message that the road map to the GOP’s revival is running a presidential candidate that can get both Senator Ted Cruz and General Colin Powell‘s vote (speaking of the latter, did you see the 60-year-old selfie he posted last week?)

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NYC Mayor Sells Universal Pre-K in a Way ‘Morning Joe’ Can Understand

de BlasioA week after “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough called his effort to close a New York City charter school “disgraceful,” NYC mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on the show this morning to explain his universal education plans in terms the show’s hosts would understand.

“I wanted to speak the way the culture of this show would understand,” de Blasio joked after explaining that his proposed tax for New Yorkers making more than $500,000 a year is the equivalent of $900 dollars a year per person—or in “Morning Joe” vernacular—the cost of a small soy latte at Starbucks.

“There you go,” co-host Mika Brzezinski said. “And Willie (Geist), that’s where you are every morning getting your soy latte.”

Later in the conversation, the mayor vowed that he’s not against charter schools, but needs to focus on all of New York City public education.

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Sam Champion: ‘It All Starts With the Weather’

samChampionNew Managing Editor of The Weather Channel Sam Champion assured advertisers yesterday that the additions of news, sports, and documentary programming to the network won’t take away from what viewers want to see most.

“It all starts with the weather,” Champion said yesterday at The Weather Channel’s advertising upfront. Champion also told The New York Times he is excited that his new show, “America’s Morning Headquarters”— which debuts March 17 from 7amET to 10amET—will be live in all time zones as opposed to being tape delayed.

“That’s a big deal for me and, I think, a big deal for the Weather Channel,” Mr. Champion said, adding that when discussions at “Good Morning America” turned to viewership being “soft on the West Coast,” he would reply, “‘Oh, oh, I know why: It’s a three-hour-old show by the time they see it.’”

Champion spoke with Metro New York about shaking up traditional morning TV:

Morning are different in my house than they were in my parents’ house. Your first connection to the world is not your television. Your first connection to the world is multiplatform from the moment your phone goes off. You check your messages, Twitter and Facebook and you have an understanding of the running headlines but you might have some questions. I don’t want to see the stuff in the morning that I saw in my evening newscast because I already saw them online.

And appearing on “Morning Joe” this morning, Champion promised one thing:

“We’re not going to do politics…we’re not going to get heavy into that,” suggesting to Mika Brzezinski that viewers can surf between “Morning Joe” and “AMHQ” for their politics and weather fix.

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Mika’s Father Returns to ‘Morning Joe,’ Compares Her to Family Dog

Mika fatherIt only took a week for Mika Brzezinski to nab the elusive booking that escaped her last Friday: her father Zbigniew Brzezinski.

“Joining us now from Washington, a man that is very difficult to book,” Mika said. “I’m serious, you can’t get him on this show…at least I couldn’t book him,” she added.

The show then played a montage of all of the elder Brzezinski’s appearances on other networks—including other MSNBC shows—over the past week discussing the tumultuous situation in Ukraine, ending with last Friday’s “Morning Joe,” where Mika realized her dad wasn’t coming on.

“He’s here! It’s like Santa Claus,” co-host Joe Scarborough shouted, telling Mika her father is very busy and she has to be more patient.

“Totally,” Zbigniew answered Scarborough about whether his daughter is impatient. “You remind me in terms of personality of someone that we nowadays in our household call Daisy.”

“Very cute, very charming, a bit unpredictable…I won’t go into details,” Zbigniew said on Daisy—the family dog. “Thanks dad, I’m sort of diminished now,” Mika concluded.

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When the Wrong Food Gets in Mika’s Way

Cheetos DumpMountain Dew

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski wrote a book last year called “Obsessed,” about America’s obsession with bad food. This morning, ahead of the FDA’s announcement of an overhaul of nutrition labels, Brzezinski demonstrated where she thinks junk food belongs.

“There’s just no need for a nutrition label,” Brzezinski said as she dumped Mountain Dew, Cheetos and Ruffles in the trash. “It’s not food.”

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