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TVNewser Heading to ‘CHICAGOLAND’

ChicagoLandTVNewser’s Alissa Krinsky will be at the premiere of CNN’s “CHICAGOLAND” Tuesday night in, appropriately, Chicago.

The eight-episode non-fiction series is produced by actor Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn from Sundance Productions, along with Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin of BCTV, and depicts the intersection of politics and policy in Chicago—and how it impacts real peoples lives.

Episodes begin this Thursday at 10pmET and will re-air Saturday at 8pm and 11pmET and Sundays at 10pm and 1amET.

The series will explore Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s back-and-forth negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools in his attempt to consolidate schools in order to modernize the city.

Look for Alissa’s report from the premiere next week on TVNewser. A preview of “CHICAGOLAND” after the jump… Read more

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Why is Ari Emanuel Furious Over Innocuous ‘Rock Center’ Segment?

Hollywood mega-agent Ari Emanuel and his brothers Rahm Emanuel (the Mayor of Chicago) and Zeke Emanuel (a doctor and bioethicist) were interviewed on “Rock Center.” The segment itself was pretty innocuous, and the three brothers come out of it looking great.

Ari, however, didn’t think so. According to the New York Post, Emanuel sent a legal letter to NBC over the interview, and even confronted NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke about it during a taping of “Saturday Night Live.” He apparently thought that the questioning was too tough, though you wouldn’t know it from the final product:

The Evening Ticker: Joe, Scott, Candice

  • Scott Pelley anchors the “CBS Evening News” tonight from CBS station WBZ in Boston. Crews replicated the “Evening News” set in the WBZ newsroom. Pelley is in Boston for a WBZ Business Breakfast tomorrow.

  • Fake TV reporter Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) talks with real TV reporter Harry Smith on Thursday’s “Rock Center.” Bergen will look back on her breakout role as Brown, the tough investigative reporter in the 1990s CBS sitcom.

 

The Afternoon Ticker: Lee, Zahn, Diaz-Balart…

  • CNBC’s “Fast Money” is heading to Chicago tomorrow for a special one day live event. Host Melissa Lee and the “Fast Money” traders will be joined by guests Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tom Ricketts, the chairman of Incapital and owner of the Chicago Cubs. 5pmET on CNBC.

  • Investigation Discovery’s “On the Case with Paula Zahn” which just launched its sixth season last Sunday, has already been given the go for a seventh season. Sunday’s opener drew 947,000 Total Viewers, second best ever for the series which debuted in 2009.

  • Next week the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will award Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart with the 2012 Media Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual “whose efforts in the media most accurately depict immigration and immigrants.”

George Stephanopoulos Snags First National TV Interview With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel


Rahm Emanuel will give his first national TV interview since taking office to ABC “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos. The interview will air on “GMA” and the other ABC News programs and platforms on Wednesday, June 1.

Road to Midterm Elections Dominates News Cycle Last Week

The upcoming midterm elections dominated the news cycle for the week of September 27-October 3, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s News Coverage Index.

The election coverage took up 26% of the newshole, generationg more than twice as much coverage as the economy which was the second most covered story of the week.

Election coverage was particularly popular on cable news, where it took up 40%of the total newshole. The network newscasts only covered the elections 17% of the time.

While the economy was #2 for the week, it is still the most covered story of 2010.

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Jim Bunning, Pink Floyd and Energy Drinks: Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer Prep for Primetime on CNN

Since their 8 PM show on CNN was announced, hosts Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer have insisted that the program will not be another “Crossfire.” That format, with a firebrand liberal facing off against a firebrand conservative, was sent to the garbage bin by the now former CNN president Jon Klein.

The new show, which Klein conceived, is meant to be more conversational, without the shouting. Parker compares it to a family dinner, with relatives of various political persuasions making their case before dessert.

Talking to the co-hosts, one understands the comparison. Spitzer and Parker are constantly cracking jokes, both of the traditional and self-deprecating variety, and the topic of conversation changes on a dime.

In an interview with TVNewser last week, the pair was asked what subjects they would discuss on the show. Politics, economics and sports all came up.

“We are waiting for a big athlete to enter politics and talk about economic policy,” Spitzer quipped, eliciting a laugh from Parker. From there, Spitzer turned the conversation to an anecdote about MLB hall of famer and U.S. Senator Jim Bunning:

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Media Execs Visit Obama White House

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel announced he would be leaving the Obama administration to run for Mayor of Chicago last week. According to White House visitor logs released Friday, media personalities and executives were regulars on the guest list to meet with Emanuel.

Some of the names are journalists, like The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza and NY Times columnist Tom Friedman.

However, some high profile media executives made the cut.

David Cohen, an executive VP with Comcast, met with Emanuel December 3, 2009 and April 15, 2010. December 3 was also the day Comcast announced its intention to acquire NBC Universal.

Another surprising name is still to be confirmed: Keith R. Murdoch, who may be Keith Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp. CEO, who owns Fox News Channel.

Greta Van Susteren on ABC’s ‘This Week’

GVS_6.17.jpgAnother familiar Fox News Channel face will be appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. Greta Van Susteren, who just re-upped with the FNC this week, will join Jake Tapper‘s roundtable.

Earlier this year, Fox News founder and chairman Roger Ailes appeared on the show with guest host Barbara Walters.

The newsmaker guest on “This Week” is White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

“60″ Finishes 7th For the Week

Thanks to the NCAA tournament lead-in, “60 Minutes” finished in the Top 10 of primetime shows last week. 13.28M Total Viewers put the show in seventh place for the week with an 8.3 rating and 13 share.

Sunday’s show featured Katie Couric‘s profile of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Scott Pelley‘s report on the plight of children in post-earthquake Haiti, and Lesley Stahl‘s story about twin brothers who dominate the pro tennis doubles circuit.

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