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‘Bloomberg West’ Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

This week marks one year on the air for “Bloomberg West,” the daily technology and innovation show on Bloomberg TV.

Anchor Emily Chang told TVNewser the show’s home base in San Francisco provides an insider perspective on the tech industry.

“I love tracking the incredible rise of companies like Facebook and Twitter, love being part of covering what might be ‘the next big thing,’ and there’s no better place to do that than San Francisco,” Chang told TVNewser. “We’re covering today’s industrial revolution.”

Chang, along with Cory Johnson and Jon Erlichman, have led Bloomberg’s coverage of the major tech news of the past year, including the death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Facebook filing for its IPO and Groupon going public.

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Barbara Walters, Can I Get A ‘What!?’

Last night on her annual “10 Most Fascinating People” special (Steve Jobs was named Most Fascinating) Barbara Walters gave what Jon Stewart considers to be the reporter equivalent of a spit-take: an astonished “What!?!” when Herman Cain told Walters he’d make a good Secy. of Defense. In the segment, after the jump, Stewart also found use for this unfortunate graphic.

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The Protester is TIME’s Person of the Year

From the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, TIME has deemed this the year of The Protester.

Managing editor Rick Stengel went on the “Today” show this morning to reveal his magazine’s 2011 Person of the Year.

“There was a lot of consensus among our people,” Stengel told Matt Lauer and Ann Curry. “It felt right.”

The newsmagazine editors have been selecting a person (or group, or thing) of the year for the last 84 years.

TODAY.com held a poll earlier this week for nominees which included late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and SEAL Team 6. TIME had its own poll which included Casey Anthony, Herman Cain and Kim Kardashian.

What do you think of “The Protester” as Person of the Year?

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Steve Jobs, Coldplay, and a Haunted Hayride

In this week’s episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” we dance like Chris Martin, get spooked by Angela Merkel, and talk to Siri about the Steve Jobs biography. Oh, and the world’s population increases.

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It’s The Economy, as the Most-Covered News Story of the Week

The economy — and more specifically the Occupy Wall Street protests — reclaimed the top spot as the most-covered news story last week, according to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. The PEJ found 22% of last week’s newshole — on TV, radio, newspapers and websites — focused on the economy; a third of that on Occupy Wall Street.

The 2012 election was the next most-covered story, followed by the death of Steve Jobs and the acquittal of Amanda Knox.

Watch Bill Weir’s Pitch to Interview Steve Jobs

ABC’s Diane Sawyer had just arrived home when she got the call that Steve Jobs had passed. It was just after 7:30pmET. She made a U-turn, jumped in a cab and went back to ABC News headquarters where she broadcast special editions of “World News” in the Western time zones. CBS’s Scott Pelley anchored a new half hour from London while NBC ran an update at the top of their West Coast edition. Brian Williams was already on a train headed for Washington, DC.

Sawyer tells TVNewser that she will remember Jobs as someone who “led a constant insurgency against the predictable, the ordinary, and the limits of the horizon.”

Meanwhile, ABC’s Bill Weir and “Nightline” EP Jeanmarie Condon were preparing a special edition of their show, the entirety of which was about Jobs. Weir wrote the show himself and the Apple devotee was making tweaks until the moment “Nightline” went on the air. “Last night was the fruit of a fascination sparked in 1987 when my fellow editors of the Pepperdine Graphic unboxed our first Macintosh,” Weir tells us. Years later, Weir would remember, “I got a new daughter and my first iPod on my best birthday ever.”

A couple years ago, Weir made a pitch to interview Jobs, but he knew he had to do it in an unconventional, creative, Jobsian way. “I decided that he was the one person I wanted to interview

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Steve Jobs Dies: Network and Cable News Coverage

The news of Steve Jobsdeath broke around 7:35pmET.

ABC News produced a special reported anchored by Terry Moran in New York at 7:45pmET. CBS News produced a special report at 7:46pmET anchored by Scott Pelley in CBS’s London bureau. NBC News produced a network special at 8:12pmET anchored by George Lewis in the Los Angeles bureau.

On cable, Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs was first to report the news at 7:38pmET. Dobbs is hosting a special report during the 9pmET hour in place of “America’s Nightly Scoreboard.” Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith reported the news at 7:39pm, Erin Burnett on CNN reported the story at 7:41 as did Bloomberg and CNBC. MSNBC reported the news at 7:43. Fox News anchor Clayton Morris may have said it best, about the impact of Jobs’s creations on our daily lives, telling Dobbs, “I learned about Steve Jobs’ death on my iPhone. I am talking to you right now using a Macintosh computer, using software that’s allowing me to speak with you.”

CNBC and Bloomberg are also going overtime. CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen hosted a live special which ran until 10pmET when the network then aired its “Titans: Steve Jobs” program. Bloomberg is staying live until MidnightET and will air a live Charlie Rose hour at 10pmET which will include an interview with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

CNN continued live all night with Wolf Blitzer in for Piers Morgan and 9pm, a new hour of AC360 at 10pm and a re-air of that hour preempting “Erin Burnett: OutFront,” at 11pmET.

Business Nets Plan Special Programming as Apple CEO Steve Jobs Resigns

Apple CEO Steve Jobs resigned this evening, sending cable news–particularly the business channels–into overdrive. CNBC began re-airing its documentary on Steve Jobs after 8 PM, while Bloomberg is planning a special one-hour live edition of “Bloomberg West” from 9-10 PM. That special will feature an interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Bloomberg reported the Jobs news at 6:35 PM ET during “Bloomberg West,”while CNBC broke into “Mad Money” to report the news at 6:40 PM, and Neil Cavuto reported the news during his FBN program at 6:41.

Among the general cable news channels, CNN reported the Jobs news at 6:40 PM, Fox News reported the news at 6:42 PM, while MSNBC waited until 7:34 PM, breaking into a replay of “Hardball,” according to TVEyes.

‘ABC World News’ Looks Back At 2010… Using Disney Shareholder Steve Jobs’ Latest Creation


Tonight “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” is running a 2010 retrospective, looking back at the biggest stories of the year:

These types of stories lend themselves well to flashy graphics, and ABC is no exception. David Muir will be presenting the report standing in a sea of Apple iPads, with each showing video from a different story, as seen above.

While it is undeniable that the iPad was a breathrough invention this year (ABC News’ impressive iPad app demonstrates why), it is also a nice bit of unintentional corporate synergy at work.

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Bloomberg Challenging CNBC with Primetime Docs

Bloomberg TV is venturing into CNBC’s territory. The business network is launching a primetime documentary series tonight at 9 PM, “Bloomberg Game Changers.”

Each edition of the series will profile a leader in technology, finance politics or culture. Some of the subjects for its premiere season: For the premiere episode, the program will profile Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Future installments will look at Steve Jobs, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Jon Stewart, Henry Kravis, Jay-Z, Biz Stone and Evan Williams of Twitter, Larry Ellison, Craig Newmark, Marc Andreessen and Anna Wintour.

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