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McCain and the Media: CNBC, CNN, FNC

mccain_10-28.jpgCNBC’s Maria Bartiromo interviewed Sen. John McCain and his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, today as they campaigned in Hershey, PA. The live interview took place just after 9:30amET, and additional portions will air throughout the day, with the entire interview airing on Closing Bell at 4pmET and “Wall Street Crisis” at 7pmET.

Also today, FNC’s Sean Hannity interviews John McCain and Cindy McCain, which airs tonight on Hannity & Colmes at 9pmET.

Tomorrow McCain will be on Larry King Live (although without Palin, as King was hoping for). McCain canceled a King appearance after a tough interview between Campbell Brown and Tucker Bounds in August.

We’ll let Larry King’s Website hype the appearance: “John McCain! Fighting an uphill battle for the presidency. Hear what he has to say following Barack Obama‘s paid address. The stakes are sky-high!”

Click continued to part of the transcript of Bartiromo’s interview this morning…
mccain_10-28.jpgCNBC’s Maria Bartiromo interviewed Sen. John McCain and his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, today as they campaigned in Hershey, PA. The live interview took place just after 9:30amET, and additional portions will air throughout the day, with the entire interview airing on Closing Bell at 4pmET and “Wall Street Crisis” at 7pmET.

Also today, FNC’s Sean Hannity interviews John McCain and Cindy McCain, which airs tonight on Hannity & Colmes at 9pmET.

Tomorrow McCain will be on Larry King Live (although without Palin, as King was hoping for). McCain canceled a King appearance after a tough interview between Campbell Brown and Tucker Bounds in August.

We’ll let Larry King’s Website hype the appearance: “John McCain! Fighting an uphill battle for the presidency. Hear what he has to say following Barack Obama‘s paid address. The stakes are sky-high!”

Click continued to part of the transcript of Bartiromo’s interview this morning…

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King Wants McCain To Make Good on Palin Promise

king_10-20.bmpLarry King Live has not seen Sen. John McCain as a guest since July or Gov. Sarah Palin as a guest ever. And now the program is making a public appeal.

A post on King’s blog asks if “LKL” is next to “make up” with McCain, following David Letterman.

Appearing before the Palin pick had been made, McCain said on the CNN program, “I want to say that the vice presidential candidate will be on your show. I will not risk the wrath of Larry King, I want to assure you.”

But so far, no luck. And in the wake of the Tucker Bounds-Campbell Brown showdown, McCain canceled a King appearance as well.

This week Brian Williams will interview Palin and McCain for the NBC Nightly News, making CNN the only network yet to interview the GOP VP candidate.

Click continued to see McCain’s last King appearance…

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No Bias, No Bull: Brown Chats with TVNewser

campbell_10-7.jpgCNN’s Campbell Brown was profiled in the New York Times last weekend, saying, unlike her competition at 8pmET, “You’re not going to see me ever be partisan.” But that doesn’t mean you won’t see her take a stand. Her recent “rant” about the McCain campaign’s restrictions on Gov. Sarah Palin became an internet hit, and her Tucker Bounds interview set in motion a series of tough interviews for the campaign spokesperson. And TVNewser talked to Brown in St. Paul about her on-air take of Sen. Harry Reid‘s “shrill” comment after Palin’s speeech at the RNC.

Today at 3pmET, Brown will be here to answer your questions, as part of a TVNewser live chat. Come stop by, or start emailing your questions to TVNewser@mediabistro.com. We’ll be talking tonight’s debate, last week’s VP debate and more.

Past live chats:

FNC’s Greta Van Susteren

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

FBN’s Alexis Glick

Campbell Brown: “You’re Not Going to See Me Ever Be Partisan”

The NYTimes’ Jacques Steinberg sat down with CNN’s Campbell Brown last week as Brown tries to gain a toehold on the competitive 8pmET cable news hour. And she’s doing it by way of setting herself apart from the FNC and MSNBC alternatives. “They’re partisans,” she says of Bill O’Reilly and Keith Olbermann in particular. “You’re not going to see me ever be partisan. I’ll never take a position on a candidate or an issue.”

Steinberg writes about this recent commentary Brown delivered on Gov. Sarah Palin and this earlier “grilling” of McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds that the show is “finding a voice and identity.” And the ratings are beginning to show it. Steinberg writes, “Brown’s viewership is more than a third larger than those for ‘Paula Zahn Now’ and an interim replacement, ‘Out in the Open,’ on CNN during the same period a year earlier. On a few nights in September, according to a CNN analysis of Nielsen data, Ms. Brown even managed to surpass Mr. Olbermann, at least among viewers aged 25 to 54, whom advertisers most wish to reach.”

Earlier on TVNewser: Campbell Brown on Sexism and Sarah Palin

Bounds and Burton: Through The America’s Newsroom Wringer

America’s Newsroom anchors Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer took a fact-check of some recent campaign ads from Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama directly to spokesmen for each campaign. Kelly went first, and took it to Tucker Bounds of the McCain campaign (reminiscent of the RNC Campbell Brown interview that ended in a McCain CNN cancellation — although they eventually made up). Then it was Hemmer’s turn, who worked hard to get some answers from Bill Burton of Obama’s campaign. Maybe Bounds said it best when he was told Burton was up next: “I wish him luck.” (via Johnny Dollar):

Campbell Brown on Sexism and Sarah Palin

RNC Logo9.pngAs the mother of an 8-month-old, CNN anchor Campbell Brown can relate to Gov. Sarah Palin. “I love the idea of a mother in the campaign and bringing some of those issues to the forefront,” Brown told TVNewser this morning at the CNN Grill.

But those issues, faced by millions of working mothers across the nation, have special significance for Palin and for Brown. As Palin campaigns, Brown reports, trying to find out more about the GOP VP nominee.

Critics went after Brown Monday night after she pressed McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds about Palin’s qualifications for the VP slot. “Despite what some people have said, there was a recognition from most people that I was doing my job,” Brown says. “She’s new to the political scene. There are a million questions to ask about her. It’s our job.”

brown_9-4.JPGThen last night, Brown found herself, in a way, standing up for Palin after Senate majority leader Harry Reid described Palin’s speech as ‘shrill.’ “Several of the women on the panel had a very strong reaction to it,” Brown says. “There are words that set off alarm bells for women.”

Brown’s point? Attacks from democrats could backfire if perceived as sexist. “Just in the same way that many of Clinton’s people charged sexism,” Brown predicts, “I think you’re going to see Republicans in certain cases when she’s attacked, charging sexism.”

For Brown, it’s all just another day at the office. The former NBC News anchor knows it comes with the territory. Motherhood just puts it all in perspective.

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Back In Bounds? McCain Team at CNN Grill

grill_9-4.JPGThe CNN Grill has been quite the place for the last couple weeks. You could find big name celebs, grab a free meal from a well-known chef or break into a spontaneous dance party.

It can even bring Sen. John McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds to call CNN, “top-notch.”

Remember Bounds? More than 500,000 people on YouTube have seen his on-air showdown with Campbell Brown from earlier this week, which led the campaign to cancel a Larry King Live interview with the nominee.

But it appears things have been smoothed over. Bounds and some other McCain staffers were at the CNN Grill last night for dinner, and Bounds talked to the CNN Political Ticker.

“I’m an enormous fan of Campbell,” said Bounds. “I actually have a great time every time I come on with you guys. John Roberts and John King — everybody’s great. CNN’s top-notch.”

Bounds reports he had the fried chicken and it was, “very good.” So that probably helped.

Brown tells TVNewser she hasn’t run in to Bounds while in St. Paul. We’ll have more from our interview with the CNN anchor, later today.

> Update: We hear Bounds was back in the Grill for lunch today, and talked to Brown, who invited him back on the show.

Click continued to see Bounds talk to CNN at the Grill…

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Brown v. Bounds on Election Center

brown_9-2.JPGThings got heated on Campbell Brown: Election Center last night, as Brown continually pressed Sen. John McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds on Veep nominee Gov. Sarah Palin‘s foreign policy experience.

When asked to provide, “one decision she made as commander-in-chief of the Alaskan National Guard,” Bounds continually sidestepped the question.

Eventually, he turned the tables. “Certainly you don’t mean to belittle every experience, every judgment she makes,” he said. “I’m belittling nothing! I just want to know one judgment or one decision,” she responded.

What ensued was a discussion of whether a governor has control over the his/her state’s National Guard (only on domestic issues — overseas handled by Pentagon).

Insiders tell us that, because of the rough line of questioning from Brown, a scheduled McCain interview on Larry King Live has been canceled.

Brown is headed out to St. Paul later this week, and TVNewser will be talking to the CNN anchor.

Click continued to see the showdown (it gets good at about 4:00)…

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Greta Brings McCain, Obama Camps Together

Greta_8.25.jpgIt was their first joint appearance, but it wasn’t even on TV. Obama spokesperson Bill Burton and McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds appeared together for an impromptu interview with Greta Van Susteren on the FOXNews.com’s The Strategy Room. Prior to the online appearance, Burton and Bounds were both on Fox Report separately at FNC’s workspace/studio at Braun’s Bar & Grill.

Click here to see the clip…