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Steve Doocy Discusses ‘A Fox & Friends Christmas’

xmasFox News Channel will air “A Fox & Friends Christmas” tomorrow night, Christmas Eve, at 8pmET. The annual special will be hosted by Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade with “Fox & Friends Weekend” co-hosts Tucker Carlson, Anna Kooiman and Clayton Morris joining in on the festivities.

“This has been a Fox News Channel tradition for a number of years. It’s fun for us to do, because No. 1, it actually puts us in the spirit of the Christmas season. It’s always fun for us and it is great for the viewers. It’s the one program we do that isn’t about the news of the day. It’s actually about the day, and the day of Christmas,” Doocy told TVNewser exclusively.

The two-hour program will feature several musical acts, interviews with notable guests and messages from several of FNC’s popular personalities. “American Idol” winner and country music artist Scotty McCreery will perform and co-host Doocy is looking forward to his appearance, “Scott is a great kid, a wonderful entertainer.”

The special will also include opera singer Renee Flemming, classical singer Jackie Evancho, “America’s Got Talent” contestant’s Sons of Serendip and American singer Jesse James Decker. The program will also feature appearances by the Young People’s Chorus of New York, the Radio City Rockettes.

“It’s a great opportunity for families to watch the whole program with kids, and their loved ones. You get the music, the stories and it is fun to do and fun to watch,” Doocy said.  Read more

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The Saturday Ticker: Cooper, Tucker, Wolf

  • Anderson Cooper hosts two specials leading up “CNN Heroes.” “Stars and Stripes Unite,” which aired last night, looks at celebrities helping returning troops. In “Rescuing the River,” airing Dec. 5, Cooper visits last year’s Hero of the Year whose mission is to clean up the Mississippi River.
  • On her most recent Greta Talk podcast, FNC’s Tucker Carlson joined Greta Van Susteren. “Tucker and I go way, way, way back.,” said Greta who worked with Carlson at CNN.
  • After a long week that included midterm election coverage, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer ended his week in Las Vegas where last night he attended the Soul Train Awards. Wolf also paused long enough to pose for a photo with the Chippendales.

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TV News Halloween Costumes: Who Wore It Best?

The morning shows went all out for their Halloween episodes this morning, dressing up as everything from classic TV characters to 21-year-old pop stars.

This is the 20th Halloween celebration for NBC’s “Today” show and we have seen the cast dress up in some elaborate costumes over the years. NBC went with another example of cross promotion, having the “Today” anchors dress up various “Saturday Night Live” characters.

Willie Geist and Tamron Hall did their best impersonations of Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri, dressing up as the Spartan Cheerleaders. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb dressed at Wayne and Garth from “Wayne’s World.”

As for Matt Lauer, who usually uses the occasion to dress in drag, we can’t be certain… as he dressed as the legendary gender-challenged “Pat.” Savannah Guthrie, Jenna Bush Hager and Meredith Vieira gave new meaning to the term “Mom Jeans,” although Vieira looked a little too comfortable recreating the “SNL” digital short.

Cooperate synergy was also in full effect on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” with its anchors dressed as celebrities vying for a spot on “Dancing With the Stars.” Robin Roberts dressed as the “Frozen” character Elsa, who was joined by her pal Olaf played by ABC’s T.J. Holmes. Read more

The Morning Ticker: Just Move, Roberts Threat, ‘The’ Palin

  • Sara Just has been named EP of PBS NewsHour and SVP of NewsHour Productions. Currently the Deputy Bureau Chief at ABC News in Washington, Just will oversee the daily operations of the signature PBS news program. She’s been with ABC 25 years, most of that time at “Nightline.”

  • A New York man has been arrested for stalking “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts. Troy Warren turned up at ABC’s Times Square studios at least eight times in June, at one point threatening Roberts. “When I see her, I’m going to punch her in the face,” he’s accused of saying.

The Fox Ticker: Witch Hunt, Name Game, Gadget Guy

  • Bill O’Reilly says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s recent call in TIME magazine to “expose every instance we find,” of racism, sexism and homophobia is dangerous. “If his vision were to come true,” O’Reilly said on his show last night, “we would be a nation of witch hunters.”

  • Neil Cavuto is a fan of the phablet, thanks to his “sausage-like fingers.” In USA Today, Cavuto talks about his favorite tech gadgets and the devices he uses to consume both financial and political news.

‘Outnumbered’ Debuts on Fox News

OutnumberedFox News’ new noon panel show “Outnumbered” premiered this afternoon with Tucker Carlson serving as the inaugural “one lucky guy” sitting on a couch next to four of Fox News’ women.

The ensemble cast, which today featured Harris Faulkner, Sandra Smith, Jedediah Bila, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Carlson, led the show discussing the firestorm created this weekend when TMZ leaked an audio tape allegedly featuring the voice of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to flaunt her associations with African Americans.

The panel pivoted to politics, playing a clip from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren‘s interview on Sunday’s “This Week,” where she declined to go as far as endorsing Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Some other topics covered during the show’s debut included the “Obama Doctrine” for military force; a new study about middle-class Americans struggling; and men and women’s differing views on emotional versus physical cheating.

Like fellow Fox roundtable program “The Five,” “Outnumbered” featured no guests, with the five hosts’ discussion serving as the main component of the show.

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Geraldo Rivera Declines Invitation to Perform on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera has politely declined an invitation to be on season 17 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” A bad foot is keeping him on the sidelines. Other TVNewsers have blitzed the ballroom in the past, including HLN’s Nancy Grace in 2011 — where she may or may not have had a wardrobe malfunction — and Tucker Carlson in 2007, at the time with MSNBC.

 

Fox Fan Weekend at Yankee Stadium

About 1,000 Fox News fans are heading to Yankee Stadium this weekend for Fox Fan Weekend, an annual tradition that the network has expanded to two days this year.  The event, which has been held in past years at Citi Field, gives 1,000 Fox News fans a chance to see the New York Yankees vs. the Minnesota Twins. Fox News talent Tucker CarlsonSteve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Gretchen Carlson, Patti Ann Browne, Maria Molina, Heather Nauert and Peter Johnson Jr. will also be attending.

Tucker Carlson Fly Fishing in Central Park

Do yourself a favor and spend 5 minutes watching this video.

Self-described “media terrorist” Joey Boots, who goes around New York City videotaping people, happened to stumble upon Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson … fly fishing … in Central Park Sunday afternoon just a few hours after he left the “Fox & Friends” couch. Boots didn’t know who Carlson was, which makes their conversation that much more priceless.

“So when you videotape people, and I don’t mind, but I suspect some people do,” asks Carlson, before Boots jumps in: “Yeah. They assault me sometimes.”

The conversation takes a fascinating turn when they start talking about media. “I like CNN. I also like Current,” says Boots. “Do you like Olbermann?” Carlson eggs on. Just watch:

(h/t Gothamist)

Chris Hayes in Primetime: Shorter Segments, Slower Speech, Still No Ties

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes would like to see more hosts of color on the cable networks – including his own.

“It’s a problem,” says Hayes, a lifelong Caucasian. “People’s opinions, interpretations of news, journalistic instincts, editorial concerns are the product of the people they are, the experiences they have, the way they move through the world.

“It’s why organizations, companies, the Senate, the U.S. Supreme Court benefit from diversity. … Diversity produces people with a specificity in their world view, and it benefits the product.”

Hayes’ product, ‘All In with Chris Hayes,’ debuts Monday in the 8 p.m. slot formerly occupied by Ed Schultz. Rachel Maddow (Hayes’ mentor) follows at 9, with Lawrence O’Donnell at 10.

It is a Murderers’ Row of liberal brainiacs. It is also, like the prime-time lineups at CNN and Fox News, blindingly white – a state of affairs to which Hayes says he has given “obsessive thought.”

Diversity is his top priority, he says. ‘All In’ will feature a wide variety of guests, especially conservatives. Hayes followed the same practice on his MSNBC weekend show, ‘Up with Chris Hayes,’ which debuted in 2011.

“I can’t control my gender, race or sexual orientation,” says Hayes. (He and his wife, law professor Kate A. Shaw, have an 18-month-old daughter.) “I can control who we have on and what voices we introduce to viewers.”

Those voices will be streamlined on ‘All In,’ Hayes says. Discussions will run up to 17 minutes, less than half as long as the marathons on his two-hour ‘Up.’

“I want to create a show that a lot of people watch, and produce really good TV,” says Hayes, who never met a complex sentence he didn’t like. “I want it to be high-quality journalism – compelling, dynamic and addictive.”

Hayes’ admiration of Maddow borders on hero worship. She gave Hayes his first shot as a guest anchor.

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