Out Magazine has published its seventh annual “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America” list. Apple CEO Tim Cook tops the list for the second year running, but television news is well-represented in the top five, with syndicated talk show host Ellen DeGeneres at #2, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow at #4 and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper at #5.
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Oprah Winfrey tops the list, with 48% of people surveyed rating her as influential. Walters, at #7, and Orman, at #9, both have an influential rating of 37%. Walters notable asset is “classy,” while Orman’s is “good energy.” Dr. Mehmet Oz, Ron Howard, and George Lucas are also included.
The list is assembled using E-Poll Research’s E-Score Celebrity service, which ranks more than 7,000 celebrities based on 46 attributes.
The winners of the 2013 Gracie Awards have been announced. ABC News leads the way with five Gracies, including for outstanding reporter/correspondent Martha Raddatz, outstanding anchor Robin Roberts and outstanding news/non-fiction producer Keturah Gray. Brian Ross‘ investigation on Medicare fraud also won for outstanding investigative feature.
CBS News notched three awards, for reporting on “CBS This Morning,” “CBS Evening News” and CBS News Radio. NBC wins one, for Natalie Morales‘ “My Kid Would Never Do That” series on “Dateline.”
CNN won two awards, including for outstanding breaking news coverage for its coverage of the Gaza-Israel conflict.
The winners (view the full list here) will be honored at the Gracies Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 21.
- CBS News is partnering with Vanity Fair for an Oscars special. “Vanity Fair’s Hollywood” airs Saturday at 10pmET/PT on CBS. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer of the show. Here’s a preview.
- CNBC’s Suze Orman will moderate a discussion called “The Cost of Marriage Equality” at NYU tonight. Sponsored by the Respect for Marriage Coalition the panel will also feature Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee.
- The premiere Monday of Rachel Maddow‘s “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War” was MSNBC’s most watched documentary in 10 years. The doc won its 9pm timeslot in A25-54 viewers and was second in total viewers with 1.46M.
When envisioning her future activities, Orman said: “I wouldn’t be doing my CNBC show.”
Before the tabloids start to concoct any false reports of a feud, though, Orman stressed there are no hard feelings whatsoever between her and the business-television network.
“I love CNBC and my show, and I hope they feel the same,” she said.
Orman would not necessarily be without a TV show if she left CNBC. She is a regular presence on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey network, and she has garnered a reputation of one of Oprah’s favorite “gurus.”
OUT Magazine has released its sixth-annual “Power 50,” a list of the most powerful gay men and women in America.
Read the full list, which is topped by Apple CEO Tim Cook, here.
Suze Orman did a big press splash a couple weeks ago promoting her new show on OWN as well as the launch of her own prepaid debit card: The Approved Card. It’s the latter that continues to get the headlines, and not in a good way.
Personal finance experts and reporters who cover the beat charge, simply, that the card is not worth it, and she risks damaging her brand in the process. “In hawking your own financial products, you throw our trust out the window,” wrote the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jim Gallagher. Reuters columnist John Wasik thinks, “there’s something troubling about an avowed consumer advocate who plugs a product that charges $3 ‘maintenance’ fees (the first month’s fee is waived) and even restricts deposits.” Orman’s rival on Fox Business Network, Gerri Willis has done several segments on the card and has tried to get Orman on her show to talk about it. The Orman camp’s response:
“[You've done three segments] without any input from Suze or The Approved Card team. At this point we will just leave it there and respectfully decline your offer to appear.”
The Dow tumbled 419 points today, and that means the business networks are back at it tonight and into the morning with special coverage.
Bloomberg TV will also be live at 8 p.m. with “Markets on the Brink,” anchored by Adam Johnson and Lisa Murphy. The network will follow the special report with live coverage of the Asian markets opening from Bloomberg TV’s Hong Kong studios.
Fox Business Network will be live until 11 p.m. tonight, and back on the air at 5 a.m. tomorrow morning. Fox News Channel will simulcast the FBN programming from 5 a.m. – 6 a.m.
The networks of NBC Universal, including CNBC, MSNBC and NBC News, are all lining up green-themed programming for the 2011 installment of the company’s Green is Universal “Earth Week” April 17-24.
On “Today” Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will reveal the winners of the “Art of Reuse” contest, which they helped judge. The contest saw people reuse material to make handcrafted items. The duo will also take part in an interactive green-themed game with the audience, and the program will televise eco-focused feature pieces.
“NBC Nightly News” will be focusing on the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, one year later. “Nightly” will originate from Venice, Louisiana on Monday, April 18.
On MSNBC, Jeff Corwin will present a week-long series examining the after-effects oil disaster, while “Your Business” focuses on environmentally-friendly small businesses.
CNBC will premiere a documentary, “Fuel” focusing on the history of energy in America, with additional green programming appearing on “The Suze Orman Show,” “Mad Money and “Fast Money.”
More green-themed programing from the other NBCU networks, after the jump.
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