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Geraldo Rivera Interviews Sean Penn in Haiti

RiveraPenn.jpgHe’s one of the last people you might expect to see show up on Fox News Channel, but Sean Penn will tonight.

Geraldo Rivera caught up with the actor and activist in Haiti today. The interview will air on “Geraldo at Large” tonight at 10pmET. Calling it “horror,” Pean worries the interest in Haiti will wane. “Many of us will try very hard not to have that happen,” Penn tells Rivera. “It can also be said that Haiti’s quite used to having the spotlight come off of them. It’s had needs for a long time. But I hope that it will refocus, that this is one of our neighbors.”

It’s no secret that Penn is no favorite of FNC’s most popular host Bill O’Reilly. Last year, O’Reilly said that despite Penn being “a great actor” he’d boycott his films. O’Reilly told The Hollywood Reporter, “I’m just not going to give a guy who gives aid and comfort to people like (Iran president Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez and Saddam Hussein, when he was alive, my 10 bucks. That’s my right as an American.”

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MSNBC Films Debuts New Docs

Beginning tomorrow night, and for the following two Sundays, MSNBC will premiere documentaries produced by independent filmmakers.

Airing at 10pmET, the first doc is titled “My Mother’s Garden” – a daughter’s eyewitness account of her mother’s slide into madness. Then on Sunday, April 12th, Sean Penn‘s “Witch Hunt” brings light to an injustice that took 20 years to correct. And on Sunday, April 19th, the premiere of “Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead.”

More details about the episodes after the jump…

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O’Reilly Talks Rush, Beck, Penn on Letterman

letterman_4-1.bmpFNC’s Bill O’Reilly spent a rare three segments on the Late Show couch talking to David Letterman last night. The interview had none of the ’06 fireworks, but did touch on some more serious topics.

O’Reilly and Letterman had a lengthy discussion about whether Rush Limbaugh was the head of the Republican party, and O’Reilly explained his boycott of Sean Penn movies. Letterman also brought up Monday’s New York Times profile of Glenn Beck.

At the end of the interview, Letterman asked O’Reilly about the famous “Do It Live” leaked video. “I have so much better stuff then that,” said O’Reilly. “I’ll give it to them at a discount. It’s like ‘Oh there’s O’Reilly cursing,’ like I don’t curse? Irish guys curse, that’s in the DNA.”

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Bill O’Reilly on Penn, Blitzer and Meghan McCain

oreilly_3-30.jpgAs Bill O’Reilly enters his 100th month as the host of the top-rated cable news show, The Hollywood Reporter asks him who will one day knock him off the top spot. “It’s hard to speculate,” says O’Reilly. “We’re so far ahead now, and my competitors have been around long enough so that they have already been sampled. So it would have to be somebody new.”

He also names “60 Minutes” one of his favorite TV shows, and gives his take on CNN. “I think Wolf Blitzer does a nice job, and Anderson Cooper is an honest guy,” he says.

O’Reilly also talked about his boycott of Sean Penn movies in the interview, and later revisited the topic when he was a guest on “The View” today (he does call Penn’s acting “brilliant”). Also discussed in “The View” interview: Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Meghan McCain vs. Laura Ingraham.

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9pm Battle: Colmes, Ayers on “Hannity,” Clooney, Iseman on “King”

ayers_2-23.JPGIt’s going to be a ratings battle tonight at 9pmET, as FNC and CNN each have unique line-ups.

Alan Colmes makes his first return appearance to the 9pmET hour, and he’ll be bringing his former co-host, Sean Hannity, an exclusive interview — with Bill Ayers. The interview took place in FNC’s Chicago bureau. “It’s a colossal mistake,” says Ayers of President Barack Obama‘s decision to send 17,000 troops to Afghanistan. “And, you know, we’ve seen this happen before, Alan. We’ve seen a hopeful presidency, Lyndon Johnson‘s presidency, burn up in the furnace of war.”

On CNN, Larry King Live will feature four very different segments. The show kicks off with a George Clooney interview (fresh off his meeting with VP Joe Biden at the White House). The show closes with the first TV interview from Vicki Iseman, who recently dropped her lawsuit against the New York Times. In between, King has an exclusive interview with T. Boone Pickens and John Podesta, and a panel discussion featuring Dee Dee Myers, Ari Fleischer and Bob Woodward.

Rachel Maddow
is out with the flu on MSNBC — Alison Stewart will be filling in.

> Update: Cleve Jones, a friend of Harvey Milk‘s (and portrayed by Emile Hirsch in the movie), will be on the Rachel Maddow show to discuss Proposition 8 and Sean Penn‘s speech last night. Jones also created the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Oscars Morning: GMA Tweets, Parties Through the Night

champion_2-23.jpgIn addition to co-hosting the official Red Carpet pre-show, Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts interviewed several Oscars winners after the ceremony last night. Roberts talked with Sean Penn, Penelope Cruz and Danny Boyle, while Sam Champion talked to the cast of Slumdog Millionaire.

Champion was on the party beat last night, and was tweeting from the events throughout the night. A sample: “At the slumdog party- surviving on Red Bull and Red Velvet cupcakes- waiting for the winning ensemble to arrive.”

roberts_2-23.jpgMeanwhile Roberts had contributions from more than 10,000 viewers who helped decide on her Oscars gown. The winning dress was from J. Crew, but Roberts also made a change for GMA so she could sample the other great options.

> Update: According to the preliminary ratings, the telecast averaged a 23.3 household rating and 35 share. That’s up 6% from last year’s all-time low of 21.9/33. But down from 2007 ceremony, which averaged a 27.7 in the metered markets, and the 2006 broadcast, which had a 27.1.

Beck Talks “Twilight,” Clooney, Jolie

beck_2-17.jpgFNC anchor Glenn Beck is profiled in Patricia Sheridan‘s “Breakfast With…” series, and discusses a variety of issues (and makes a variety of pop culture references).

The difference between FNC and CNN: “This is just much more of an entrepreneurial spirit and much less corporate. Do your thing.”

The economic stimulus: “The government is like the lead character, the vampire, in the ‘Twilight’ series. Once they start drinking the blood of capitalism they won’t stop until they drain you dry of every drop.”

Celebs who are politically active: “Angelina Jolie and George Clooney, I believe they truly understand what they are talking about. I even believe Sean Penn knows what he is talking about. I completely disagree with him. I mean, he likes fascism, but at least he knows what he is talking about.”