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Elisabeth Hasselbeck To Make ‘Fox & Friends’ Debut September 16

Fox News will launch its rebooted “Fox & Friends” morning program on Monday, September 16, the channel says.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck will join Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade that day, along with a brand new set. Hasselbeck left ABC’s “The View” in July, and announced that she would be joining the Fox News morning show to replace Gretchen Carlson, who will be getting her own news program in the afternoon. Hasselbeck had been with “The View” since 2003.

She joins a morning program that has led its cable competition consistently for almost 12 years straight, although it is not as widely-watched as the network morning programs. Hasselbeck brings network experience and a big brand name to a program that previously relied heavily on in-house talent. Doocy and Kilmeade have been with the show since it launched.

As it happens, “Fox & Friends” will debut its new set just a week after NBC’s “Today” refreshes its own set.

Details, below.
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Gretchen Carlson Going Hollywood

“Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson is taking a 10-day sabbatical from the morning show to film a movie. In a web-only video, Carlson and Steve Doocy riffed on the move (h/t Johnny$):


Now, the question is what movie is Carlson filming? TV news anchors are common in films, but usually the role is nothing more than a few seconds on their set delivering a fake newscast, not a 10-day affair. Carpe Diem thinks they have it figured out.

Steve Doocy Just Wants To Return Matt Lauer’s Newspaper

Some poor New York Times delivery person must have had their morning shows confused, as “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy ended up with “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer‘s copy of the paper this morning.

Doocy, naturally, wanted to return the paper to its rightful owner, and so he sent a message to Lauer on-air and on Twitter: meet me halfway! The “Fox & Friends” studio is only a couple of blocks from the “Today” studio in midtown Manhattan. Lauer, however, was having none of it.

Video of Kilmeade’s valiant attempt to return the Times, after the jump.
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Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium

About 1,000 Fox News fans are heading to Yankee Stadium this weekend for Fox Fan Weekend, an annual tradition that the network has expanded to two days this year.  The event, which has been held in past years at Citi Field, gives 1,000 Fox News fans a chance to see the New York Yankees vs. the Minnesota Twins. Fox News talent Tucker CarlsonSteve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Gretchen Carlson, Patti Ann Browne, Maria Molina, Heather Nauert and Peter Johnson Jr. will also be attending.

‘Fox & Friends’ Welcome Elisabeth Hasselbeck

The “Fox & Friends” team opened their program today by announcing to viewers that may have missed the news last night that Gretchen Carlson would be departing the show later this year, and that Elisabeth Hasselbeck would be coming aboard.

“Today is going to be her last day over there at the Barbara Walters yakfest,” Steve Doocy said.

“Can you imagine? She is going to get a chance to be on a show where they let her talk,” Brian Kilmeade added.

“She is a hop, skip and a throw from my house in Connecticut, we run into each other at the pool,” Carslon said. “We have similar ages of kids, so looking forward to getting to know her better as she becomes part of our Fox family.”

Video after the jump…

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Joining Fox News, will Co-Host ‘Fox & Friends’

More changes are coming to Fox News Channel. Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving “The View” and joining FNC to co-host “Fox & Friends” beginning in September. Gretchen Carlson will move to a later, one-hour show, made possible by last week’s news that Megyn Kelly would be moving to primetime.

“I have been a long-time fan of ‘Fox & Friends’ and am excited to be joining their team as it is an honor to call the Fox News Channel my new television home,” said Hasselbeck in a statement.

“Elisabeth’s warm and engaging personality made her a star on ‘The View,’” added Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes ”She has proven to be an excellent conversationalist and I am certain she will make a great addition to our already successful morning franchise.”

“Fox & Friends,” also hosted by Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeadehas been the No. 1 cable news morning show for nearly 12 years, since Nov. 2001.

TVNewser was first to report in March that Hasselbeck’s future at “The View” was up in the air.

“When Elisabeth survived ‘Survivor,’ we wanted to make sure she would stay afloat,” said Barbara Walters, referring to Hasselbeck’s first foray into TV, in the second season of the CBS reality show. “We have had 10 wonderful years with her and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good.”

It’s not known which daytime hour Carlson will take over. Kelly’s departure leaves the 1-3pmET hours vacant. Carlson had hosted “Fox & Friends” since 2006. She replaced E.D. Hill who, upon leaving the morning show, moved to an afternoon hosting slot. Hill left Fox in 2008.

Fox News release after the jump…

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Anchors Away: NBC And CNN Send Hosts On Citibike Adventures

Great minds, as they say.

Let’s say that you are a producer for a morning TV news program. You want your hosts to seem likable and fun. They should be having a good time together, like normal people do. What do normal people do?

If those normal people live in New York City, they are probably trying out the Citibikes, the new public bikeshare system that launched last month in the city.

The result: to close out the 9 AM hour yesterday, Natalie Morales, Al Roker and guest-host Carson Daly rode out of the studio and onto Rockefeller Plaza on the bikes (see photo above).

Meanwhile, it appears as though CNN has decided that a great way for “New Day” hosts Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira to bond on-camera would be to citibike around the Columbus Circle area:
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The Hits and Misses of On Air Kisses

Mike Tobin‘s deflected double kiss on the streets of Boston the other night reminded the “Fox & Friends” crew of another full-on lip lock (at least it looked that way) on the set of the morning show a couple years ago. Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy and Maria Molina talked about it on the “After the Show Show.” Johnny Dollar has the video.

‘Fox & Friends’ Interviews ‘Thomas Jefferson’ About The Poor State Of America

‘Fox & Friends” had a big exclusive this morning. The third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was a guest on the program today, despite having been dead for 187 years or so. Jefferson is not a fan of the current state of the U.S. government.

TPM has the highlights:

Yes, obviously it was an actor portraying Jefferson, though that fact was not acknowledged until the end of the interview. The whole segment was reminiscent of a bit from December where the team interviewed ”Santa Claus” about the “War on Christmas.”
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The Afternoon Ticker: CNNMoney, Doocy, Boehner

  • CNNMoney is making some changes. A handful of staffers are getting new roles, including Laurie Segall, who will become the tech correspondent for CNNMoney. More information in an internal memo, after the jump.

  • “The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” will originate from Washington DC tomorrow night. Pelley has an interview with House Speaker John Boehner on the eve of sequester.

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