• FishbowlLA’s Tina Dupuy highlights some recent comments by The Weather Channel founder John Coleman. Coleman, now a weatherman at San Diego’s KUSI, attacks Al Gore over his global warming calls to action.
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• FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin writes about a roast of fake-newser Stephen Colbert at the Spina Bifida Association event Friday (organized by tvnewsers Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt). When it was Colbert’s turn at the mic, he said “Good luck in Pennsylvania on that run,” to Chris Matthews, who was in the crowd. Check out all the details and pictures of the event (image of Matthews via Liz Glover).
• FishbowlLA’s Tina Dupuy highlights the only non-President-elect Barack Obama portion of 60 Minutes last night, Andy Rooney‘s segment about the declining state of newspapers. Rooney’s main blame — TV news.
The story (an inexplicable cut to a cat eating spaghetti during an interview about binge drinking) was first raised when it was featured on E!’s The Soup on Friday. We’ll let FBLA’s Tina Dupuy provide the FOX spokesperson’s response, but let’s just say it wasn’t a mistake — it was a “bleep photo”…and there’s “more of those in the future.” Well, good.
Meanwhile, the “Spaghetti Cat” has taken off — you can order articles of clothing featuring the random image on Cafe Press.
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CNN.com has hired Brian Ellis Martin as its new executive creative director.
He comes to the site from the4 [creative network] where he served as principal and executive creative director in charge of branded visual communications. He worked with clients ranging from the New York Times to Nike.
For CNN.com, Martin, “will provide strategic visual, technical and conceptual guidance,” according to the release.
And maybe Martin can do something about that spam that is putting a crimp in the day of our FishbowlLA colleague Tina Dupuy.
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Earlier this week, FishbowlLA’s Tina Dupuy picked up on this Variety story about the rising median age of TV watchers as a whole. Her takeaway: “Honey, I wish you would turn that TV off — go outside and enjoy your mid-life crisis.”
One cable news related bit:
Among ad-supported cable nets, the news nets (along with older-skewing Hallmark Channel, Golf Channel and GSN’s daytime sked) sport the most gray, with Fox News Channel’s daytime and primetime skeds the absolute oldest, clocking in with a median age above 65.
What does it mean? Who knows. FNC is still the #1 cable news network in Total Viewers by far (likely skewing the average) and, once again, tops in the all-important A25-54 demo. And CNN’s median age is over 60 as well, while Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC’s best show in the A25-54 demo, has an average age of 59.