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Archives: November 2009

Chris Matthews on ‘Family Guy’

Animated versions of Chris Matthews and his forehead appeared in this MSNBC “Hardball” parody on Fox’s “Family Guy.”

Business Nets in Dubai

Fox Business’ Brian Sullivan and CNBC’s Erin Burnett were live this morning from Dubai to cover the debt crisis there. Burnett filed reports for “Squawk Box” and NBC’s “Today” show. Bloomberg News has Vivian Salama there today and Bloomberg TV’s Chris Burns will be reporting tomorrow.

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TVNewser Holiday Party This Week!

tvnewserholidayparty11-29.jpgFor everyone in the NYC area, TVNewser is hosting a holiday party this week in midtown. It’s a great opportunity to meet other “tv professionals” as well as hang out with your favorite TVNewser editors.

Drink specials available. Aspiring “Real Housewives” welcome.

Details:

Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Galway Hooker Pub
7 East 36th Street
(between 5th & Madison)
New York, NY 10016
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Please RSVP or the events team will go rogue on us.

Update: We’ve just been informed that free Pirate’s Booty will be made available to guests.

Thanksgiving ‘Week in Advertising’

AgencySpy’s Matt Van Hoven hosts a special Thanksgiving edition of “The Week in Advertising.” TVNewser made an appearance to take revenge on yet another ad we have had to suffer through while watching live TV all week.

You can watch “The Week in Advertising” on the the AgencySpy sidebar each Tuesday and see the archive of previous episodes here.

Gasparino: ‘I Don’t Rumormonger, But I’m Tough with These Guys’

CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino continued the press tour promoting his book “The Sellout” on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Howie Kurtz. Sunday, Gasparino defended his network, agreeing that some of the criticism directed at CNBC regarding its coverage last year has been unfair. (clip below)

Earlier this month, TVNewser reported on another conversation about biz media that took place on a panel moderated by Michael Lewis for Bloomberg TV.

White House Party Crashers Want ‘Mid-Six Figures’ to Tell Their Story

Now we know why the Salahis, or as FishbowlDC calls them, “Washington’s own Spencer and Heidi,” canceled on Larry King. They want to get paid to tell their story. The AP’s David Bauder reports an unnamed TV executive has told him the Salahis are “looking for a payment in the mid-six figures range.”

The executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the network does not publicly discuss bookings, told The Associated Press that representatives for Michaele and Tareq Salahi contacted networks to urge them to “get their bids in” for an interview.

Guest List: Sunday Shows Nov 29

This week’s Sunday lineup will include Pastor Rick Warren, former NY023 Republican congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former DNC Chairman and former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT), Overstock.com Chairman & CEO Patrick Byrne, CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino, Google’s Eric Schmidt, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Stephen A. Smith, and retired Pakistani lieutenant general Talat Masood.

fishbowlDC_small78.jpgSee the full list of who’s on what show over at FishbowlDC where the Sunday Show Preview is posted most Fridays.

Party Crashers Postpone Larry King Appearance

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We won’t be hearing from Michaele and Tareq Salahi Monday night on CNN. The network confirms with TVNewser that the so-called White House party crashers have “postponed” their appearance on “Larry King Live” Monday night. Not surprising, considering the Salahis are facing criminal charges for making their way into Tuesday night’s state dinner.

But they may still have a future on TV. There was a camera from the show “Real Housewives” following the Salahis. The Virginia couple made it through cocktails and into the receiving line, meeting Pres. and Mrs. Obama. The White House released the photo above late yesterday. Bravo TV, which airs “Real Housewives,” released a statement saying, “The decision as to who will be included in the series will not be made for several months.”

But as today’s NYTimes story puts it: “By the sometimes twisted logic of reality TV, it is hard to tell whether the publicity surrounding the state dinner would help or hinder the couple’s goals.”

So what do you think?


Should the Salahis be Included in The Real Housewives of DC?(trends)

Earlier: Brian Williams Knew Something Was Up with the White House Party Crashers

Legendary CBS News Producer/Mentor Bernie Birnbaum Passes Away

CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus sent a note to staff today about the death of award winning producer Bernie Birnbaum who passed away Thanksgiving Day at the age of 89.

Birnbaum joined CBS in 1951. He worked on a number of programs and in special events. He was an associate producer on “The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite” and later was senior producer of “On the Road with Charles Kuralt.”

Birnbaum was the father of New York bureau producer Amy Birnbaum.

McManus’ note, and a press release, after the jump…
CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus sent a note to staff today about the death of award winning producer Bernie Birnbaum who passed away Thanksgiving Day at the age of 89.

Birnbaum joined CBS in 1951. He worked on a number of programs and in special events. He was an associate producer on “The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite” and later was senior producer of “On the Road with Charles Kuralt.”

Birnbaum was the father of New York bureau producer Amy Birnbaum.

McManus’ note, and a press release, after the jump…

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Thanksgiving Parade Delivers Best Ratings in Three Years

parade_11-26.jpgOvernight preliminary reports indicate that NBC’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast had its best average since 2006 with a 12.7 rating.

The early estimates from NBC put the number of viewers who tuned in to some or all of the parade coverage at 45.8 million. If that holds when the official report comes out next week, it would be the biggest audience in eight years.

Full press release at TVbythenumbers. Complete official ratings will be released by Nielsen next Friday.

Matt Lauer‘s other Thanksgiving program, “NBC’s People of the Year,” which we discussed with him earlier this week, drew 5.2 million Total Viewers at 9pm.

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