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Megyn Kelly, Charlie Rose on TIME 100

Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 7.53.04 AMTIME magazine is out with its annual TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

Megyn Kelly, the anchor of Fox News Channel’s 9pm hour, is a Pioneer on the list while Charlie Rose, the co-host of “CBS This Morning,” is listed as an Icon. The list runs the gamut: from Pres. Obama to Edward Snowden; from Pope Francis to Miley Cyrus. Seth Myers, Jeff Bezos and both Koch brothers are also on it.

Brit Hume, who gets some of the credit for Kelly’s success, writes in TIME, “Ten years ago, my wife Kim, then Fox News’ Washington bureau chief, walked into my office carrying a videocassette. ‘You have got to see this,’ Kim said. It was the audition tape of a local TV reporter then named Megyn Kendall.

About Rose, Michael Bloomberg writes, “Over the years, political commentary on television — from both the left and the right — has grown more and more shrill. Both sides talk past each other in an endless repetition of poll-tested sound bites. And that’s why Charlie Rose matters more than ever.”

Who did TIME overlook? Let us know in the comments…

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CNN Adds Jay Leno at 10pm… One Night Only

ObamaLenoCNN is producing another news-focused entertainment special, this time on Jay Leno.

Jay Leno: Mr. Comedy” airs Friday night at 10pmET. CNN’s Nischelle Turner hosts the half-hour special which looks back at how Leno went from comedy clubs to succeeding the legendary Johnny Carson. Leno hosts his final “Tonight Show” (for the second time) Thursday, Feb. 6 on NBC.

Jay Leno at 10pm? Where have we heard that before?

In recent weeks, CNN has produced half hour specials on Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.

Report: ABC Nixed Barbara Walters’ Naming Edward Snowden Year’s Most Fascinating

barbara waltersThe New York Daily News reports Barbara Walters wanted to tap NSA leaker Edward Snowden as this year’s most fascinating person for her upcoming special, but was overruled by ABC executives.

Snowden will be on the list, just further down, the Daily News reports:

Snowden, who did land further down on the list, is particular about his outlets, relying mainly on journalist Glenn Greenwald — formerly of the Guardian — to tell his stories, and would not participate. Instead, the network did a write-around with old interview clips for his part, much like they did with Gen. David Petraeus in 2012.

The report suggests Walters was fascinated by Snowden, thinking he’ll be named TIME’s person of the year.

ABC News SVP Jeffrey Schneider disputes the report, telling TVNewser:

“There are only two people who pick the people who end up on the most fascinating list, and that’s Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie. I certainly understand it has been a parlor game for years, to try and figure out who will be the most fascinating, but the only people who know who’s on the list are Barbara and Bill.”
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Monica Crowley and Mika Brzezinski Ready to “Work the Poll”

Mika_8.17.jpgFormer FishbowlNYer Ron Mwangaguhunga was listening to “The Joe Scarborough Show” on radio this morning and caught an offer from Monica Crowley that Mika Brzezinski might not be able to refuse.

Last week Ed Norwick, general manager of SCORES, offered Mika Brzezinski $10,000 — to be given to a children’s charity — to try out at Scores West. Norwick was on the show to discuss the much-discussed Miley Cyrus pole dancing routine at the Teen Choice Awards. Brzezinski, a suburban mother, said no. Joe Scarborough has pressed the issue, saying that it would be “for the children.”

This morning former Nixon foreign policy aide [and MSNBC show host] Monica Crowley appeared on the Scarborough radio show and made an offer. If Mika Brzezinski took up the challenge, she agreed to “work the pole” with the MSNBC host.

Two Concerts, Six Blocks and Seven Million Viewers*

miley_7-25.JPGWithin just a few blocks of each other, two distinctly different sounds emanated from Midtown Manhattan this morning. While tween sensation Miley Cyrus performed on the plaza at NBC’s Today show, singer-songwriter Feist was performing on ABC’s Good Morning America in nearby Bryant Park. We were there for each this morning, as were thousands of others.

The two spaces are very different. Plaza vs. park. Intimacy vs. atmosphere.

feist_7-25.JPGLast Friday, Good Morning America saw more than 13,000 screaming Miley Cyrus fans in Bryant Park. This morning Feist drew about 700. The Today show puts their Cyrus crowd in that same 13,000 range, although the smaller space meant many watched on monitors while standing around corners, without sight of the stage. A lucky few got close enough to reach out and touch Cyrus or her half-dozen backup dancers.

Click continued for the full morning rundown, from a stop in the control room and Miley’s dressing room, Meredith Vieira‘s take on the morning and a look at what you don’t see on GMA…

*Estimate: The final ratings will be released Thursday.

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Feist Gets the GMA Crowd Singing

After 13,000 fans filled Bryant last week for Miley Cyrus (and a performance that helped give GMA a win in the ratings last Friday) a more subdued crowd of about 700 turned out for singer-songwriter Feist. You know her from this. She had the crowd singing along to her song, “1 2 3 4,” made famous by that Apple commercial.

We stayed for a couple songs at Bryant Park and are on our way back now to wrap up the two shows. With no musical performance on CBS today, we’ll head to the The Early Show plaza at 59th & 5th in the near future.

Miley Cyrus Plays The Plaza

Miley_Today_7.25.jpgWe’re on our way to the Good Morning America concert by Feist, after sticking around for the first song of what might end up being the concert of the summer: Miley Cyrus. We ran in to NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker, with his own kids in tow. It gave Zucker flashbacks of another Today show concert nine years ago, when he was EP of the show. “Reminds me of Ricky Martin,” he tells TVNewser. Martin played the plaza to similar throngs in June, 1999.

We figure about 7,000 people were on hand this morning, some waiting since Tuesday.

The most interesting site may have been who else was there: baseball great Hank Aaron and Ralph Macchio. Yes, the Karate Kid bringing his own kids to the plaza to see Cyrus.

Now it’s a 8-block jog to Bryant Park for Feist. A full report later.

1234…7 Things

cyrus_7-24.JPGfeist_7-24.JPGSo we had this idea a few weeks ago to go to every network morning show one Friday to check out the scene at the concerts that dominate the summer.

Tomorrow will be that day.

We’ll be checking out Miley Cyrus at NBC’s Today show and Feist at ABC’s Good Morning America (we’ll make it to CBS’ The Early Show for a future outdoor concert) in the early hours tomorrow, and reporting back, with lots of pictures.

Taken today outside 30 Rock, where a few dozen Miley Cyrus fans have already lined up for tomorrow morning’s concert:

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(image by mediabistro.com intern Ethan)

Morning Show Ratings: Week of July 14

NBC’s Today show was the top rated morning show last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. For the sixth week in a row, however, ABC’s Good Morning America has cut the gap in the demo, down to 210,000 viewers this week.

On July 18, when GMA had Miley Cyrus on to perform for their Summer Concert Series, GMA beat NBC in the demo.

Today has increased its season-to-date advantage over GMA in both categories.

For the week of July 14:

Total Viewers: NBC: 4,510,000 / ABC: 4,000,000 / CBS: 2,370,000

A25-54 Viewers: NBC: 1,990,000 / ABC: 1,780,000 / CBS: 990,000