The #1 cable news program of 2010 was “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel. This year, Bill O’Reilly sat down with guests such as Whoopi Goldberg (after “The View” walk-off), Jon Stewart (before the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear“), and Bill Maher. It has been quite a year for the Fox News host, and here are a few 2010 highlights.
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‘Tis the season for Top 10 lists. And TV critic Ed Martin will compile his 10 Best TV Shows of 2010 next week, but today in HuffPo he picks his Alternative Ten Best. On the list: The Fourth Hour of the “Today” show:
What the heck is this show doing on a top ten list, you ask? It’s here because the fourth hour of Today is the most enjoyable and viewer friendly live program on daytime television. Live with Regis and Kelly is too rigidly structured to permit true spontaneity, The View is just too distressing to sit through (it went fantastically off the rails when co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg gave in to their tempers and huffed off the set because guest Bill O’Reilly made a remark they objected to) and The Talk has yet to become anything special. In contrast, sparkling, self-deprecating co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb took the tail end of Today and turned it into an hour of fresh, fast-paced, irresistible fun.
“I don’t care about ‘The Simpsons,’ but I think it’s really funny that FOX broadcasting takes shots at Fox News, which basically is paying the bills. Fox News makes so much money that it caries a lot of the other divisions of News Corporation, including the broadcast division.”
The FNC personality also talked about making up with Whoopi Goldberg after “The View” walk-off : “I was never mad at Whoopi or Joy Behar,” O’Reilly told Don Imus, “It was the greatest thing that could’ve happened to ‘Pinheads and Patriots.’ Thank you guys.”
The video from this morning is after the jump…
Whoopi Goldberg sits down with Bill O’Reilly on tonight’s “The O’Reilly Factor” to talk about the now infamous moment on “The View” last month when Goldberg and her co-host Joy Behar walked off the set in a response to a comment made by the FNC host.
“I heard myself say the B.S. word. And I knew I had to get up,” Goldberg said, “I know that if I cross a line, which I crossed, because I heard myself say something I had no business saying. I had to go.”
A preview of the interview is after the jump…
Comedian and TV host Whoopi Goldberg will be a guest on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” tomorrow evening, November 23.
That would be in October, during a now-infamous incident which saw Goldberg and her “The View” co-host Joy Behar stormed off the set when O’Reilly, who was a guest on the show, made comments about Muslims that they felt was offensive.
In her “O’Reilly Factor” interview, Goldberg will discuss the incident and the rhetoric behind it, as well as her latest book and film projects.
After working through the weekend covering the cargo plane scare, ABC’s chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross sat down with the ladies of “The View” this morning to talk about Friday’s terror attempt.
During “Hot Topics,” Barbara Walters said that “we are at the highest risk of attack since 9-11.” Ross told the ladies that domestic flights are safe; however “The real danger is the reach from places like Yemen and Pakistan into this country.”
Earlier on TVNewser: Brian Ross on the state of investigative journalism.
The video of Ross’ appearance is after the jump… Read more
“When they walked out, I was going to myself ‘this is great,’ because I knew I’d get five segments on the Factor. And I knew, I could just take that and I could get three or four shows out of this, number one.
Number two, Barbara [Walters] and I have been friends for a long time. When she said that shouldn’t have happened, I thought that was an interesting take. But, she and I disagree on the fundamental reason that that happened.
- “Let me just say, Juan Williams is a man of great integrity and his book Enough in fact, expressed a lot of these values and I’m very sorry for what happened to him. He’s a great journalist and I’m glad he’s going to continue to speak out.” – Fmr Secy. of State Condoleezza Rice on Laura Ingraham‘s radio show.
- “NPR should receive NO fed tax dollars if it operates as intolerant, private radio. Mr. President, what say you?” — Fox News contributor Sarah Palin tweeting.
- “NPR has discredited itself as a forum for free speech and a protection of the First Amendment rights of all and has solidified itself as the purveyor of politically correct pabulum and protector of views that lean left.” — Fox News host Mike Huckabee on his PAC website.
- “NPR, get yourself together.” –Whoopi Goldberg on ‘The View.’
Also, S.E. Cupp, Clarence Page, and Chip Reid Terence Smith, former PBS media correspondent, are Howard Kurtz‘s guests talking about the Juan Williams firing Sunday at 11amET on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
On today’s edition of “The View” co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar explained what made them so upset that they walked out during the middle of an interview with Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly.
“As soon as I said the B-word, I knew that I had to get up and leave, because I was going to cuss him out, I was done,” Goldberg said.
Today is also the day that CBS launches its own daily talk show featuring a panel of women: “The Talk.”