Tomorrow MediabistoTV debuts its newest show called, “What’s Your Show?” where we take our cameras into cable and broadcast newsrooms and talk to the anchors and producers to find out what it takes to put their show together each day. The first episode features Shepard Smith and the Fox News Deck. In this outtake, Smith tells us how “Shepard Smith Reporting” fits in to the Fox News lineup.
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“The management of our hotel that we’ve been staying at for over a week told us that we’d basically have to shut down our operation or we’d be kicked out,” Coren said, adding the hotel would not give them a reason when asked.
“We get the feeling, a very strong feeling, that they are getting pressure,” Coren added, suggesting local militia or the new pro-Russian Crimean government might be pressuring business’ to obstruct Western reporters who aren’t just relaying a pro- Russian government message.
Meanwhile, Fox News’ Shepard Smith continued his reporting from Kiev, interviewing State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki yesterday.
“Absolutely…we sent a strong message today,” Psaki told Smith about getting the European Union on board with the U.S. threat of sanctions against Russia if its military intervention in Crimea continues.
Both segments after the jump. Read more
In between anchoring shows from Kiev, Fox News’ Shepard Smith flew last night to Crimea, which has been closely watched as military activities have escalated following the ouster of Ukraine’s president.
For a report during the 3pmET hour today, Smith said “everything seemed pretty normal” in Crimea — at first. At the airport, Smith noticed a brand-new Russian flag taped to the fence post. “The changes are subtle, they are not in any way oppressive,” Smith said. “But they’re here.” (Watch video of Smith’s report from Crimea here.)
CNN’s 3pmET hour also originated from Ukraine today, with Anderson Cooper anchoring from Kiev. “We broadcast from a lot of different places around the world. This is really one of the most extraordinary spots I’ve ever been to to broadcast a program,” Cooper said on CNN this week.
For a report on “AC360″ last night, Cooper showed viewers scenes from the streets in Kiev, calling the city “a shrine to the dead and a symbol to the living” (video is after the jump).
Cooper and Smith are among several journalists reporting from the region this week.
More correspondents are up and running from Ukraine as Russian and Ukrainian forces remain in a tense standoff in the country’s Crimea region. Secretary of State John Kerry, who flew to Kiev overnight, meets with government officials there today.
Several correspondents are traveling to Kiev with Secretary Kerry, including NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, ABC chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz and CBS State Department correspondent Margaret Brennan.
Fox News’ Shepard Smith is in Kiev, where he will anchor “Shepard Smith Reporting” from Kiev and report across all Fox News’ programs today. Tomorrow he will anchor and report from Crimea.
Also in Ukraine, as we told you yesterday: Terry Moran and Alex Marquardt for ABC, Bill Neely and Ian Williams for NBC, Elizabeth Palmer, Clarissa Ward, and Charlie D’Agata for CBS, Anderson Cooper for CNN, Amy Kellogg for Fox News, and Nick Schifrin, Jennifer Glasse, and Phil Ittner for Al Jazeera America.
As tensions escalate in Ukraine, cable and broadcast networks are ramping up their presence in the region.
Each of the broadcast networks have correspondents in Ukraine: Bill Neely is in Simferopol for NBC News, Alex Marquardt is in Crimea for ABC News and Elizabeth Palmer is in Sevastopol for CBS News. Charlie D’Agata and Clarissa Ward are also reporting from Kiev for CBS.
As for the cable networks: Anderson Cooper is headed to the region for CNN to anchor “AC360″ tonight. Fox News correspondent Amy Kellogg is live from Kiev today, and MSNBC has been using NBC’s Neely for live shots from the region. Nick Schifrin and Jennifer Glasse are on the ground in Simferopol for Al Jazeera America, and Phil Ittner is reporting from Kiev for the network.
Ukraine received extensive coverage on the Sunday public affairs shows yesterday, with Secretary of State John Kerry appearing on all the broadcast shows — except one. “For the record, we invited Secretary of State John Kerry to join us today,” Chris Wallace said on “Fox News Sunday.” “But although the White House put him out on all the other broadcast Sunday shows, they declined to make him available to us or you.”
>Update: Shepard Smith is also traveling to Ukraine for Fox News. He will anchor “Shepard Smith Reporting” and report for the network’s daytime and primetime shows from Kiev.
Appearing on “Shepard Smith Reporting” this week, Maria Bartiromo told the story of how she struck up a friendship with Joey Ramone that resulted in him writing a song, the aptly-titled “Maria Bartiromo,” about her.
“He used to email me all the time and he used to say, ‘Maria, what do you think about AOL? What do you think about Amazon?’ I didn’t realize it was the real Joey Ramone. I was answering him back, he was a viewer, I was giving him my take on things. And he called me one day and said, ‘Maria, I want you to come down to CBGB’s. I wrote a song about you,’” Bartiromo recalled “…Most people don’t know what a savvy investor Joey Ramone was.” Watch (at about the 4:20 mark):
All three cable news networks carried Arizona Governor Jan Brewer‘s press conference last night announcing her veto of a controversial bill that would allow businesses’ and people to refuse service to LGBT people based on religious beliefs.
Cooper asked her six separate times if she could name one example that had already happened where people of faith had been forced to do something against their religious beliefs. “I can raise a hypothetical,” Barto said, citing a hypothetical same sex marriage where a photographer who didn’t want to provide service wouldn’t have protection.
Governor Brewer, shown above vetoing the bill, had similar phrasing to Cooper during her announcement: “I have not heard of one example in Arizona where business owners religious liberty has been violated.”
Fox News broke into “On the Record” with Shepard Smith reporting on the press conference. “I think Governor Brewer did the right thing,” New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte told Greta Van Susteren when FNC whipped back to “On the Record.” Megyn Kelly led “The Kelly File” interviewing Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on the news out of Arizona. On Tuesday night, Kelly and Brit Hume wondered whether the bill was an “overreaction” by religious conservatives.
Over on MSNBC, Chris Hayes took over for Chris Matthews coming out of the press conference at 7:51pmET, still during “Hardball.” Hayes spoke with the Arizona Democratic Minority Leader Anna Tovar via phone on her reaction to the veto. Rachel Maddow led her show with news of the veto, covering the other states who are considering similar bills to Arizona. Lawrence O’Donnell noted the media’s impact on forcing a veto: “They got away with it until we focused on it…we the national media.” Read more
Maria Bartiromo‘s got a new network, an earlier timeslot and greater perspective about the business of business news. As her 20 years at CNBC wound down, she was frustrated about the limited time given to guest segments. “I’d say, let’s give this person 30 mintues, let’s give this person 20 minutes.” “No” was the short answer. Shorter is better. “And I always had this pressure to have five people on at once,” she adds. This morning, the third edition of her new show, “Opening Bell” Bartiromo interviewed former AIG Chairman Hank Greenberg for most of the 10am hour.
After the show, TVNewser sat down with Bartiromo in her 17th floor office in the News Corp. building — just down the hall from Bill O’Reilly, Shepard Smith and other Fox News notables. We began by asking why now, after 20 years at CNBC, this time was the right time for a move across the street:
Maria Bartiromo: I had done four five-year deals at CNBC and every time I did a new deal I re-signed early. So I never spoke to anybody, even though people would speculate. As I was approaching 20 years, I said to myself ‘you know, this time I probably should just see’ … see if there’s an opportunity to do something where I can give more perspective and longer interviews. So I did. And my boss was great, [CNBC president] Mark [Hoffman] came to me in January of ’13 and my contract wasn’t up until November and they made me a great offer and were as elegant as could be. And I still, from my own heart, I had to say if I go another 5 years doing this, all these guests and so little time, what happens to my brand? I talk to CEOs all the time and they say, “Maria, that was ridiculous, I gave you my time and you gave me 5 minutes.” I wanted so much to say, “I know, you’re right” and I couldn’t do that because I’m not going to show the dirty laundry. And in that period [Fox News Chairman] Roger Ailes comes to me and gives me this fantastic offer, not only two hours daily, but a weekend program on the Fox News Channel.
TVNewser: And what are you going to be doing with the Sunday show [debuting late March at 10amET]?
Bartiromo: Here’s the vision: I feel like every Sunday you see all these politicos and they’re talking about all these issues of the day and it’s all talking points. And so you put on ‘Meet the Press’ you put on Bob Schieffer or whatever and it’s all the talking points. When it first became apparent that I could have a Sunday show on the Fox News Channel, I started looking at Sunday, and I realized all these politicos, no one’s ever connecting the dots, it’s about the economy, it’s about business, it’s about creating jobs, it’s about growth. I want to get business people as part of the conversation on a Sunday and I feel like it’s so genius. I really think this is a real void in the marketplace.
TVNewser: And so you think there’s an audience craving that on a Sunday morning?
- Shepard Smith chimed in on the Al Roker/Mayor Bill De Blasio feud this afternoon. “Man that Al Roker’s mad…I don’t know what’s wrong with him,” he said near the top of his show.
- Greta Van Susteren puts on her lawyer hat in a blog post advising Tea Party groups who feel persecuted by the IRS. She says the IRS denying them tax exempt status would be the best outcome so they can then appeal.
- Bret Baier is apparently the apple of one social media user’s eye: Baier the teddy bear claimed the top spot on a user-generated BuzzFeed Valentine’s Day list.
Shepard Smith is bringing the News Deck to primetime tonight to cover several days of severe weather up and down the east coast. Smith will anchor the 10pmET hour, pre-empting Sean Hannity‘s show, focusing on the snow, freezing rain and ice mixture stretching from Georgia to Maine. Smith will also do some weather cut-ins during “The O’Reilly Factor” this evening. Winter storm Pax, as the Weather Channel has dubbed it, has dropped 15 inches of snow in Baltimore, canceled thousands of flights, cut power to hundreds of thousands in Georgia and the Carolinas, and has left at least 14 dead across the South.
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