So that happened.
So that happened.
Not rain, nor sleet, nor snow will stop ESPN’s plans of broadcasting from Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of the network’s Super Bowl XLV coverage.
While temperatures were in the 70s over the weekend, the mercury is expected to drop in the teens by Tuesday evening.
“We’ll have heaters and electric blankets and told everyone to bring layers,” said Stephanie Druley, a senior coordinating producer at ESPN. “The [weather] the past few days has been quite a tease.”
A winter storm watch is expected to be issued for part of North Texas in the next 24 hours. Whether the storm will bring rain, snow, or ice is still uncertain. Read more
As she did in the wake of the tragedy in Tucson, Christiane Amanpour has taken “This Week” on the road, this time to Egypt to cover the unrest there.
Among Amanpour’s guests, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who made the rounds appearing on “Meet the Press,” “Face the Nation,” “FOX News Sunday” and CNN’s “State of the Union.” Another of Amanpour’s guests: Zbigniew Brzezinski, Pres. Carter’s National Security Advisor, and father of MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. The signal from Cairo dropped in the middle of the Brzezinski interview, at which point Jake Tapper took over from Washington and promoted the roundtable which he moderated.
Amanpour arrived in Cairo yesterday afternoon and, while at the airport, she spoke to tourists and foreign nationals waiting to leave Egypt. From her location in downtown Cairo, ABC News cameras captured Egyptian Air Force jets overhead.
Been waiting for hours for delayed flight. Heading to #Egypt.
Deadline reports that Sorkin shadowed MSNBC hosts Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, in addition to some anchors at CNN and Fox News, in preparation for the show. Despite the previous reports, Olbermann is not involved with the program in any way (though he may have the free time now).
In 2007, Scott underwent chemotherapy after an emergency appendectomy discovered a malignancy surrounding his appendix. He will try to maintain a normal work schedule during his treatments.
“There are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide,” Scott said in a statement. “You know what that means?..we’ve got a strong army!! Once again, I join the fight and like 3 years ago, I plan to beat this thing. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate everyone’s well wishes and support. I’ll be back at work soon…probably sooner than you think. Read more
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work with my old friends at WWE on ‘WWE Tough Enough.’ Sports-entertainment has always been an important part of my life, and I look forward to finding the next generation of WWE Superstars,” said Austin.
Tough Enough will premiere Monday, April 4 at 11/10 CT, immediately following WWE Monday Night Raw, and move to its regularly scheduled slot in primetime, Mondays at 8/7 CT, starting on April 11.
A day after Comcast took control of NBCUniversal, we’re starting to see Comcast Network talent appear on NBCU airwaves.
“A special welcome to you, Robert. Welcome to the family officially. Glad to have you,” said Witt during the first of Traynham’s two segments so far today.
Traynham joined Comcast Network in 2007. He hosts “Roll Call with Robert Traynham,” a political talk show produced in conjunction with Roll Call. Before Comcast, Traynham worked on Capitol Hill, including as a top aide to former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA).
MSNBC is going live into the afternoon (ET) hours covering the crisis in Egypt. By this time, the network has usually gone to taped programming. Also, last night, “The Ed Show” aired live pre-empting “Lockup” at 10pmET.
ABC’s overnight program “World News Now” is celebrating its 19 years on the air by looking back on all the fun they’ve been having with Barry Mitchell‘s polkas. Mitchell joined anchors Rob Nelson and Vinita Nair to remember his favorite polkas over the past 19 years.
After the jump, Mitchell performs the World News Polka…
The film is about Wendell Scott, the first and only African-American to win a race in NASCAR’s top series. It airs Sunday, Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN, hours after the 53rd annual Daytona 500.
The docudrama was produced by the NASCAR Media Group in conjunction with ESPN Films and Max Siegel Inc.
“Wendell Scott’s legacy will live on forever as the man who broke NASCAR’s color barrier and whose courage and bravery paved the way for minorities to pursue careers in the world of motorsports,” said Paul Brooks, senior vice president of NASCAR and president of NASCAR Media Group. “This film will help preserve that legacy by telling the story of his historic ride and the positive impact his contributions are still having on the sport today.” Read more