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Fox News guest rips off mic, walks out during live interview

Former Bill Clinton adviser Simon Rosenberg walked out on his Fox News debate with conservative radio talk show host Ben Ferguson this afternoon.

At issue: Clinton’s conversation with Rep. Paul Ryan yesterday — recorded by ABC News — over the GOP’s loss of a Congressional seat in upstate New York and whether Ryan’s medicare proposal is to blame.

“Ben, shut up!” said Rosenberg as the two debated the tactics in the medicare fight. To anchor Shannon Bream‘s credit, she twice asked the GOP guest to stop interrupting so Rosenberg could finish.

But after he ceded the floor, Rosenberg took out his IFB and pulled off his mic and walked out anyway. “You can pout, and that’s what you guys do well,” Ferguson taunted as Rosenberg left the studio. Video after the jump.

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Bin Laden operation a hot topic at first GOP debate

Fox News’ Bret Baier is on his way back to Washington this morning after moderating last night’s first-in-the-nation GOP primary debate. Fox News had set specific criteria for any candidate wishing to participate, which left the field at five candidates, and only one with a real shot at the nomination: Tim Pawlenty. Still, FoxNews.com gives the win to former PA Sen. Rick Santorum.

  • USA Today: Baier asked participants who supported the release of the photo of bin Laden’s body — all but [Herman] Cain raised their hands.
  • HuffingtonPost: Fox News host Brett Baier brought up the issue in one of the first questions of the night, asking former senator Rick Santorum about his claim that President Obama has made America less safe.

Before the debate got underway Baier took viewers behind the scenes:

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Speaking Words of Wisdom

‘Tis the graduation season once again.  And that means numerous commencement speeches from TV journos and analysts.

Here now, then, is TVNewser’s fourth annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when (in alphabetical order):

CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo: St. John’s University (NY), May 14

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: The Pennsylvania State University – College of Communications (PA), May 14

FNC’s Shannon BreamFlorida State University – Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Human Sciences and Medicine (FL),  April 29

NBC’s Tom Brokaw: The University of Montana (MT), May 14…St. Lawrence University (NY), May 22

MSNBC’s Howard Fineman: Colgate University (NY),  May 15

CBS’s Jeff Glor: Suffolk University (MA), May 22

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall: Columbia College – Ft. Worth (TX), June 4

PBS’s Gwen Ifill: Morehouse College (GA),  May 15…Lafayette College (PA), May 21

MSBNC’s Chris Jansing: Otterbein University (OH), June 12

CBS’s Steve Kroft: Ball State University (IN), May 7

(Graphic: CBS News)

- More after the jump, including Soledad O’Brien, Scott Pelley, Joe Scarborough, and Brian Williams Read more

TVNewser Bracket Challenge 2011: It’s On

The time has come. The very first March Madness games are underway, and with them, comes the 2011 TVNewser bracket challenge.

Last year we had executive producers from across the TV news landscape make their picks, with “BBC World News America” EP Rome Hartman emerging victorious.

Hartman is back this year to defend his crown, but we opened the field up to all senior executives, executive producers and talent.

One thing we learned: “The Early Show” crew sticks together, and CNBCers love their college basketball.

Who are our players? Find out after the jump.

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Cablers Ready for Live 112th Congress Coverage

Today marks the first day of the 112th Congress, which brings with it several ceremonies — including the swearing-in and the election of the Speaker of the House. The cablers are all ready for the coverage.

Update: ABC is planning a special report at approximately 2 PM ET, when Speaker-elect John Boehner takes the gavel from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, officially transferring power to the Republican party. Dianer Sawyer will anchor, with George Stephanopoulos in New York and Jonathan Karl in DC. Jake Tapper and Claire Shipman will also be a part of the coverage.

Cable Newsers Covering State Primaries

Tomorrow, May 18 will see a number of key statewide Republican and Democratic primaries, including elections in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Kentucky. When there is politics involved, you can bet the cable newsers will be all over it.

msnbc120.jpg MSNBC has Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz broadcasting live from the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. “Hardball” will be bringing live coverage at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight. Likewise “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” and “The Rachel Maddow Show” will be live during their regular time periods, as well as at 10 and 11 p.m., when their reruns typically air.

cnn120.jpg CNN has Candy Crowley in Pennsylvania, Dana Bash in Arkansas and Jessica yellin in Kentucky to cover the races there. In its Washington DC studio Wolf Blitzer will be on air all day long, with Gloria Borger providing political analysis and John King working the magic wall to break down the results county by county.

fnc120.jpg Fox News has Carl Cameron in Philadelphia, Shannon Bream in Arkansas and Steve Brown in Kentucky. “Hannity” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” will be live, with Bret Baier reading the election results.

fbn120.jpg Fox Business Network is also covering the election, with Neil Cavuto anchoring a “FOX Business Special: Election 2010,” starting at 8 p.m.

We will be adding more coverage notes as we get them.

Obama Supreme Court Nominee Revealed

News broke on the cablers Sunday evening that Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court. (AP Story)

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MSNBC’s Pete Williams reported the news at 10pmET, before returning to documentary programming with another update at 10:30pmET.

CNN’s Don Lemon reported at 10:12pmET during “Newsroom,” citing the NBC News report through the rest of the hour. DC anchors Wolf Blitzer and John King called-in, with King speculating that the White House had held the news Sunday because they wanted the terrorism officials out on the public affairs shows earlier in the day.

FNC’s Marianne Rafferty reported during a news update at 10:32pmET, also citing NBC News. Fox News also interrupted “Huckabee” for a more full report at 11:07pmET, with Shannon Bream calling in.

The president’s official announcement is expected at 10amET tomorrow morning in the White House’s East Room.

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Broadcast Networks

Tomorrow evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress just after 9pmET. Gov. Bob McDonnell will provide the GOP response. Here are the special coverage plans we’re hearing for the broadcast networks.

abc120.jpg ABC News’ Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchor coverage of the address and response from D.C. with Jake Tapper, Jon Karl, and Martha Raddatz contributing. Sawyer will anchor “World News” from Washington and Terry Moran will anchor “Nightline,” also from D.C., live at 11:35pmET.
cbsnews120.jpg Katie Couric will anchor coverage of the address and response at 9pmET as well as CBS’ “Special Report: State of the Union” afterward. She will be joined by Jeff Greenfield and Bob Schieffer, with Chip Reid and Nancy Cordes reporting. Harry Smith will anchor “The Early Show” from Washington, D.C. tomorrow morning.
fox120.jpg Fox News’ Shepard Smith will anchor special coverage for FOX broadcasting starting at 9pmET. Chris Wallace will join for analysis and Shannon Bream will report from Capitol Hill.
nbc120.jpg Brian Williams will anchor from DC for NBC News with David Gregory. NBC News correspondents Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, and Kelly O’Donnell will also contribute.
pbs120.jpg Jim Lehrer anchors PBS’ broadcast of the address and response at 9pmET followed by analysis from Mark Shields and David Brooks.

We will update as we learn more.

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Who Stole Shannon Bream’s Lunch?

Developing Story: Someone has stolen Shannon Bream‘s lean cuisine from the Fox News kitchen in Washington. The precise circumstances surrounding the theft are unclear at this time, but we have been made aware of some back-up tacos that were brought in as an emergency substitute. (Click continued to see her tweet.)

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Shep Smith: ‘Our Newscast Is Better Because Our Opinion Programs Are Successful’

shep_11-16.jpgIn a Howie Kurtz WaPo profile, Fox News’ Shepard Smith expressed regret about the way he criticized Shannon Bream and her interview with then-gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie:

“Here I am, the face of the network, it’s a week before the election, and our station is about to put a Republican on live and have nothing from the Democrat,” Smith recalls now. He reacted viscerally at the time, telling viewers: “Wow… My apologies for the lack of balance. If I had control, it wouldn’t have happened.”

Seated in his Sixth Avenue office with an erect posture that matches his caffeinated style, Smith says he was unaware that correspondent Shannon Bream had grabbed Christie on the fly. “I came off looking condescending,” he says. “I handled it poorly.”

While Kurtz — and others — point to Smith as an “outspoken newsman at the network defined by high-decibel conservatives,” Smith acknowledges the massive role that opinion programs have played in the success of his network, saying, “Our newscast is better because our opinion programs are successful.”

Smith does appear to be the “face of the network” of late. In the past few months, he’s popped up in profiles and interviews everywhere from The Boston Globe to Men’s Journal to USA Weekend to “The View” to here at TVNewser.

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