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5 Questions With… Jacob Soboroff, Who Just Had His Show Canceled

JacobWe had an interview scheduled with Pivot’s “TakePart Live” co-anchor Jacob Soboroff this week, but his show was unexpectedly and abruptly canceled before we could actually get together. We spoke with Soboroff anyway, to get talk about his future plans and what he’ll miss about the short-lived nightly news program.

TVNewser: We’re sorry to hear “TakePart Live” has been canceled, how does this experience shape your career?

Soboroff: Hey thanks! It was unreal, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I got to host a live, nightly news and talk show that put Larry King and T-Pain together to auto tune the news and quiz people inside my 2000 Florida recount voting machine on Hollywood Boulevard! Yes, I own a voting machine. I’m a civics nerd.

The cherry on top is working with some of my idols in the industry: Participant Media, a company that cares as much about social change as it does the bottom line, and our production company Embassy Row, the folks behind “Watch What Happens Live” and “Talking Dead,” two shows I love. I think I felt like Kobe must have playing for Phil Jackson in the triangle offense. Or CP3 playing for Doc. Yes, I’m a Clippers fan.

TVNewser: We recently had 5 Questions for your “TPL” co-anchor Baratunde Thurston and he seemed very optimistic about the future of the show. What happened?

Soboroff: I love Baratunde. And Meghan McCain, our third co-host. I’ll miss hanging out with them nightly. I think we made such a fun show, and a different kind of news show. One that put the audience first and was entertaining. I mean we highlighted veterans issues by having me body slammed by a pro wrestler. After hosting “YouTube Nation” this year for YouTube and DreamWorks, and “HuffPost Live” before that, I have seen incredible communities form around news and information shows online. I think it’s harder, but not impossible, to build that kind of interactive community through TV. Also, maybe I should have gotten a haircut. But my wife would not be into that.

TVNewser: So, will you be staying with Pivot in some capacity or moving on? Any projects lined up? Read more

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Clone Gets A Jim Rome Tattoo On His Calf

Growing up as a sports junkie in Los Angeles, I loved Jim Rome.

But as much as I wanted to be like the sports talk show host, I would never consider getting a tattoo of Rome on my body.

Rack this dude.

[H/T SportsGrid]

Washington Examiner Pokes Fun At Daniel Snyder

The Washington Examiner poked fun at Daniel Snyder and his pending lawsuit against Washington City Paper Friday.

Something tells me Snyder doesn’t see the humor in this editorial cartoon.


Jim Nantz And David Feherty Featured In Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters

For the first time ever, Augusta National Golf Club will be featured in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters.

Whoopty do.

The real reason to buy the game when it hits stores on March 29 are for the announcers narrating the project.

Jim Nantz and David Feherty headline the new commentary team in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters.

The “Voice of the Masters” and Feherty are two of the best in the business and should add another dynamic to what’s already a solid franchise.

No offense to Scott Van Pelt and Kelly Tilghman.

The Best Blog You're Not Reading: du Nord

Bruce McGuire works in the music business but loves soccer and aggregation. Which is a great thing for the rest of us.

His blog, du Nord, is a must-read for anyone who enjoys the beautiful game. Think the Drudge Report without the politics. McGuire somehow finds almost every relevant soccer story and keeps the world informed.

Occasionally, he even has terrifying videos.