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MSNBC Disputes Report Rachel Maddow Influences Management, Personnel Decisions

msnbclogo_304x200MSNBC is disputing a National Review Online report that suggests Rachel Maddow holds significant power in both network editorial vision and personnel decisions.

“This is categorically false,” Rachel Maddow said. “I have never had any role in any management decision at MSNBC.  Any source who says otherwise is wrong.”

An MSNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser Maddow’s show keeps her busy.

“Rachel has absolutely no role in network management decisions. Writing her show every night is more than enough work. She gladly leaves talent management to her bosses.”

NRO also reports former “Ed Show” and “Countdown” EP Rich Stockwell has been tasked with reviewing scripts before they go on-air following the recent string of crude comments. Read more

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The P.M. Ticker: TVGuide, Stockwell, Mintz

  • CBS has acquired the 50% of TV Guide Digital it didn’t already own. TVGuide.com and TV Guide Mobile will become part of CBS Interactive. CBS and Lionsgate’s 50/50 deal for the TVGN cable network continues. TV Guide the magazine is owned by OpenGate Capital.

  • Rich Stockwell, most recently EP of “The Ed Show,” has been promoted to Senior Executive Producer reporting to MSNBC VP Yvette Miley. Stockwell has been with MSNBC since 1996.

  • Yoni Mintz, who oversees the digital media center for “Good Morning America,” has expanded his duties and will now with all of ABC News Special Events for live events and breaking news across the network.

MSNBC’s ‘Audience Split’

MSNBC is seeing an opportunity for some of its left-leaning talent in the coverage of Occupy Wall Street, writes Reuters’ Paul Thomasch.

“Big events turn careers, we’ve seen that throughout journalism history,” said Rich Stockwell, executive producer of Ed Schultz‘s show.

But former NBC News president and ABC News executive Richard Wald, (and the father of “Piers Morgan Tonight” EP Jonathan Wald), says MSNBC has a problem on its hands.

“MSNBC has a problem because of the apparent split in liberal ranks between those who believe Obama has stayed true to his message and those that think Obama has not been a great help to their causes. Once an audience splits, it isn’t as neatly predicable as it used to be.”

TV News Coverage of Occupy Wall Street On the Rise

NBC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo covering the Occupy Wall Street protest on "Nightly News" Wednesday.

Politico’s Keach Hagey writes about the increase of coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protest — now in its fourth week. Coverage picked up this week as two MSNBC anchors hosted their show from Zuccotti Park on Wednesday, while two networks lead their evening newscasts with the story.

The enthusiastic coverage from Current and MSNBC at times has seemed like a mirror image of Fox News’s cheerleading for the early tea party rallies, giving credibility to those who argue that the movement could be the left’s tea party. But those who are running the coverage deny that they have stepped over the line from journalism to activism.

“We were there covering the event to find out what the story was all about, not to promote a specific agenda that any of the protesters had last night,” said Rich Stockwell, the executive producer of “The Ed Show.”

Hagey also points out the three network newscasts covered the story Wednesday night, “with CBS and NBC leading their broadcasts with the story.”

Rich Stockwell Named EP of ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann’

So, one minute after MSNBC announced Greg Kordick was leaving “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”, the network announced who would be taking over the show — it’s another of Olbermann’s longtime senior producers, Rich Stockwell who’s been with MSNBC and, before that, NBC Newschannel since 1992.

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