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Sunday will mark one year since the death of Tony Snow from cancer. He battled the disease, which originated in his colon before spreading, for more than three years.
Snow, a longtime commentator and journalist, anchored at Fox News Channel and later worked for a short time at CNN. In between his TV jobs, he served as White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush.
This Sunday, TVNewser has learned, Fox News Channel will mark the anniversary of Snow’s death with numerous mentions of him throughout the day, along with thoughts from Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and from FNC colleagues such as Bill O’Reilly and Greta Van Susteren.
Here now are reflections from several other tvnewsers as they remember Tony Snow:
CBS’ 60 Minutes won more awards than any other program last night at the 29th annual News and Documentary Emmys ceremony. The network with the most awards was PBS, which won 10.
CBS won five total awards — CBS Sunday Morning won the other two. ABC won four awards, with two going to World News with Charles Gibson and two going to 20/20.
NBC took home two awards for segments on the Nightly News with Brian Williams. HDNet also won an Emmy.
• Related: The Los Angeles Times’ Matea Gold writes about the ceremony, and quotes Williams about Russert. “Try getting through an election season without Tim,” he said last night. “He is what’s missing from our current campaign debate, our current national conversation.”
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has just announced it will posthumously honor ABC Sports legend Jim McKay at this year’s News & Documentary Emmy Awards. McKay, who died in May, is the father of CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus. NBC Sports dedicated Friday’s production of the Beijing opening ceremony to McKay. NBC Sports & Olympics Chairman Dick Ebersol was a producer at the 1972 Munich games, during which McKay remained on the air for 16 hours as the Israeli hostage crisis unfolded.
Buckley may be best known for the public affairs show “Firing Line.” Snow was a print and television journalist who worked for USA Today, The Washington Times, Fox News Channel, and CNN.
The ceremony is set for Sept. 22 at Time Warner Center in New York.
The press release is after the jump…
But outside that briefing room, it was a different story.
Gregory gave a four minute tribute to Snow at the end of Race for the White House tonight, following a day when he attended Snow’s funeral.
“Today was about Tony’s goodness, his determination to live, something basic, yet something precious,” he said. “By all accounts Tony Snow died a very happy man. As a man of faith, he exuded the inner peace that comes from someone who feels close to God. He lived life with both perspective and gratitude.”
Click continued to see Gregory’s tribute…
President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and thousands others attended the funeral for former White House press secretary and Fox News anchor Tony Snow today in Washington, D.C. Snow passed away on Saturday at the age of 53.
“He knew the job of a reporter was vigorous. He understood the profession and always treated it with respect,” said Bush during the service. “We will always remember his wry sense of humor and abundant goodness. We will also remember he was lots of fun.”
“It was a beautiful service and it really spoke so much to Tony,” said Wallace. “I think the central theme was, how do you make sense of such a good man, such a decent man who lived such a wonderful life, but such a short life.”
Click continued to see the Hume and Wallace interview (via Johnny Dollar)…
FNC anchor Greta Van Susteren has had a busy past few days.
Van Susteren flew to Wisconsin Friday to interview Sen. John McCain, returning to Washington Saturday to host a special Tony Snow tribute show, then Sunday flew to Mississippi for an exclusive interview Monday with Green Bay Packer Brett Favre, and last night was back in DC anchoring On The Record.
“It’s been great,” Van Susteren tells TVNewser. “I love my work. It’s not that hard, it’s more sort of a question of whether you have the stamina. I’m lucky I have this job. This happened to be a busy weekend.”
Van Susteren says the Favre interview came about Saturday night, as she was preparing for her show. At about 8pmET, an hour before she went on the air, an unrecognizable email entered her inbox. It turned out to be from Deanna Favre, Brett’s wife.
“I called Deanna and she said Brett wants to talk and he believes Packer management is only giving out part of the story,” Van Susteren says. “I said fine, I’ll be there Monday and she said great. I was very busy concentrating on the [Tony Snow] special.”
She adds: “I’d like to say I got the Favre interview because of dogged determination but it kind of fell in my lap.”
Well, sort of. Van Susteren interviewed Brett in September 2006 and interviewed both Brett and Deanna Favre last September at Lambeau Field. Greta is a Cheesehead herself. “I’m a shareholder, I know a lot about Packer history, I grew up 20 minutes away from Lambeau Field,” she said.
So, what does this shareholder want to see happen with the Pack?
The New York Post says MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann “is once again disrespecting the dead.” Their latest salvo is about this statement Olbermann released Saturday, hours after the death of Tony Snow. Olbermann praised Snow as “an optimistic, funny, and courageous man…but while we could not have disagreed more on policy, we were in frequent contact, even during his days as Press Secretary.”
The Page Six item claims, “A true friend of Snow’s says Olbermann had ‘no relationship with Tony, at all.’ And the item goes on to report: “A rep for Olbermann didn’t get back to us.”
Well, not so much. TVNewser has obtained an email exchange between the NYPost’s Marianne Garvey and MSNBC PR rep Alana Russo. We’ve also learned Garvey and Russo spoke on the phone about the story…
FNC anchor Bill O’Reilly unleashed a four minute Talking Points at the top of The O’Reilly Factor last night aimed at news organizations and web sites who were “disrespectful” to Tony Snow over the weekend.
One of his main qualms was with the editorializing found in Douglas K. Daniel‘s Associated Press obituary of Snow. “Your opinion of his job performance doesn’t belong in an obituary,” he said. “It was an insult to Tony’s family and demonstrated once and for all the AP is no longer a news service — it has become a liberal clearinghouse.”
He also took umbrage with the Los Angeles Times (“in desperate economic trouble“) and The Daily Kos for allowing commmenters to attack Snow. But who, “should be applauded?” The Huffington Post, for stopping the attack comments.
Click continued to see the opening segment…
In the Meet the Press minute today, moderator Tom Brokaw remembered one-time Sunday show host and, later, White House press secretary Tony Snow. “It’s been a tough season for all of us here in Washington,” Brokaw said after playing a clip of Tim Russert, who died last month, interviewing Tony Snow, who died yesterday, in February, 2007, after Snow transitioned from broadcasting to becoming White House press secretary.
“He went out as he lived, with great conviction and with great dignity. His family is in our thoughts and prayers this morning,” Brokaw said.
It was the fist Meet the Press to originate from Washington since Brokaw was named moderator three weeks ago. (The show did not air last weekend due to the Wimbledon men’s final. The week prior, Brokaw hosted from the WGA conference in Wyoming.)
• Related: Snow’s Final Appearance: Remembering Russert
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