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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.

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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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Tucker Carlson Hired As ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ Co-Host

Fox News Channel has named Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson the co-host of the weekend edition of “Fox & Friends,” the network says. He will make his “Fox & Friends” debut Saturday April 6

“We’ve been impressed with Tucker’s lively and thought-provoking appearances on our air and are pleased that he is joining the FOX & Friends Weekend team where his vibrant personality will be a great addition to the show,” says FNC executive  VP of programming Bill Shine in a statement.

In his new role Carlson will serve alongside current co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris, and will also remain a Fox News contributor, appearing on various programs for the channel. He has been a regular fill-in host on the program since the departure of Dave Briggs.

Carlson is a cable news veteran, having served as a host on both CNN and MSNBC.

Carlson told MediabistroTV in 2011 that “live TV is like crack”:
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Candy Crowley: ‘Goodness I Hope They Get Back to One Another’

Candy Crowley, who’s still being hit for her “terror” fact check at last night’s Town Hall — from VP nominee Paul Ryan on “Good Morning America” to Tucker Carlson on Fox News — hopes the attention turns back to the candidates and away from her. “Goodness, I hope the get back to one another,” Crowley said on CNN’s “Starting Point” of the criticism of her.

“I was trying to move this along,” Crowley says. “The question was Benghazi … there was this point they both kind of looked at me, you know, Romney’s looking at me, the president is looking at me, and I wanted to move this along.”

Crowley also said she’s not backtracking. Watch:

ABC News Launches Preemptive Defense Of Martha Raddatz

The moderator for Thursday’s Vice Presidential debate is ABC News chief foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz.

According to Andrew Sullivan, conservative news site The Daily Caller is planning an article about Raddatz, in an apparent effort to discredit her before the debate. The site previously wrote a story about Raddatz back in August.

The gist of the alleged new story: Raddatz’s ex-husband is Julius Genachowski, the current FCC chairman and former Harvard Law classmate of President Obama. The “new” information is apparently that President Obama attended their wedding.

“Andrew Sullivan is a nutcase. Please quote me,” Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson told TVNewser when asked if the site was working on a story. We will have to wait and see if the site is actually writing the item.

An ABC News spokesperson released a statement on the matter this afternoon, strongly dismissing the alleged claims.

“This is absurd. Martha Raddatz is known for her tough, fair reporting, which is why it was no surprise to her colleagues inside and outside ABC News that she was chosen by the Commission on Presidential Debates for this assignment. Barack Obama was a law school classmate of Raddatz’s ex-husband Julius Genachowski at Harvard. At the time Barack Obama was a student and president of the Law Review. He attended their wedding over two decades ago along with nearly the entire Law Review, many of whom went onto successful careers including some in the Bush administration. Raddatz and Mr. Genachowski divorced in 1997 and both are now remarried.”

Update: The Daily Caller story hit just after Midnight Wednesday morning.

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