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Bourdain, ‘Sixties,’ Net Emmy Noms for CNN

BourdainEmmyThe Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning. Some of the usual suspects have been given nods, including Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Claire Danes for Homeland, Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep. Full list here.

CNN was the only news network to make the cut, picking up several nominations for informational and documentary series.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” is nominated for Outstanding Informational Series or Special, and 5 other awards. “The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy” is up for two awards, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

“We are extremely proud of the superb storytelling, highest-level production and singular voices of CNN’s Original Series,” says CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. “They’ve clearly connected with viewers and critics alike and we are honored that the Television Academy has recognized their work.”

The 66th Primetime Emmys will air Monday, August 25 on NBC, moving from the usual Sunday airing to accommodate Sunday Night Football.

CNN Original Series’ nominations include:

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Howard Kurtz: Folks at MSNBC Not Getting ‘Thrill Up the Leg’ Anymore for Obama

KurtzOn the O’Reilly Factor last night, Howard Kurtz suggested MSNBC is no longer favoring President Obama.

“Even the folks at MSNBC not getting the thrill up the leg anymore,” Kurtz said, referencing Chris Matthews‘ now infamous “thrill up my leg” sound bite from 2008. “And the liberal commentators, they’re disillusioned, they’re bummed, they’re depressed, they need medication…this is their guy.”

O’Reilly disagreed about MSNBC: “I haven’t seen that on MSNBC. They still either avoid the issue or throw out rank propaganda.”

WATCH:

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Lisa Myers Agrees With Sharyl Attkisson: Media Less Eager to Hold Obama Admin Accountable

lisa myers_304x200In an NPR interview earlier this week, former NBC News senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers seemed to agree with former CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the media hasn’t covered the Obama administration aggressively enough.

“Overall, the mainstream media has been less eager to hold this administration accountable than the Bush administration,” Myers, who left NBC in January after 33 years, said.

On the issue of investigative reporting on the evening news, she added,  “You have to be able to lay out the facts to make the case, and that requires time. And time was an increasingly precious commodity on a network television broadcast. That’s just a reality.”

(h/t Newsbusters)

ABC ‘World News’ Misidentifies Gaza Destruction As Being In Israel

GazaABCAs Hamas militants continues to fire rockets into Israel, and the IDF escalates its aerial assault in Gaza, the destruction on both sides seems to be indistinguishable to some.

On Tuesday’s “World News” ABC’s Diane Sawyer misidentified the aftermath of an Israeli missile strike in Gaza as destruction from Palestinian rocket fire. In the lead-in to a story on the crisis, Sawyer showed an image of a Palestinian family gathering belongings in the debris of a home in Gaza, but says it’s “an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can.”

An ABC spokesperson tells TVNewser, “We regret the error and will correct it.”

A few weeks ago we brought to light a video blunder on “NBC Nightly News” when months old footage was used to discuss the current march of ISIS through Iraq.

Video after the jump…

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TV Jobs: MSNBC, USA Network, Bloomberg

This week, MSNBC is hiring a senior producer for Way Too Early, and USA Network needs a manager of strategic marketing. Meanwhile, Bloomberg is seeking an associate producer, as well as a TV editor in London. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Brazil President to Christiane Amanpour: Nightmares Not as Bad as World Cup Loss

In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Brazil’s President said she could’ve never imagined Brazil’s resounding World Cup defeat.

“My nightmares never got so bad Christiane. They never went that far,” President Dilma Rousseff told Amanpour, responding to her question on whether she ever dreamed Brazil would suffer such a lopsided loss in the semi-finals.  Germany beat Brazil 7-1 yesterday.

Cable Network Ranker: Week of June 30

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Fox News was the top cable news network for the week of June 30, placing fourth in primetime and eighth in total day among all ad-supported cable networks. FNC averaged 1,540,000 primetime viewers and and 890,000 total day viewers.

MSNBC placed 33rd in primetime and 37th in total day, averaging 473,000 viewers and 294,000 viewers, respectively. CNN placed 36th in primetime and 34th in total day, delivering 435,000 primetime viewers and 330,000 total day viewers.

TNT, USA, the History Channel and TBS rounded out the top five networks in primetime for the week. The full ranker is after the jump. Read more

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, July 8

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 237 | MSNBC: 80 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 127
  • Primetime: FNC: 376 | MSNBC: 196 | CNN: 114 | HLN: 145

4p: 5p: 6/6:30p 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

162

TheFive:

210

Baier:

277

Greta:

278

O’Reilly:

475

Kelly:

386

Hannity:

265

O’Reilly:

230

Kelly:

211

MSNBC
Wagner:

42

EdShow:

44

Sharpton:

75

Matthews:

163

Hayes:

167

Maddow:

249

O’Donnell:

171

Hayes:

67

Maddow:

74

CNN
Tapper:

79

Blitzer:

100

Blitzer/Cross:

144/128

Burnett:

127

Cooper:

85

Weed2:

133

Tonight:

123

Cooper:

124

Weed2:

153

HLN
Now:

67

Files:

58

Files:

89

Jane:

119

Grace:

139

Dr.Drew:

141

Files:

154

Files:

190

Files:

273

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The Scoreboard: Monday, July 7

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 248 | MSNBC: 85 | CNN: 95 | HLN: 97
  • Primetime: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 160 | CNN: 124 | HLN: 123

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

179

TheFive:

356

Baier:

331

Greta:

247

O’Reilly:

471

Kelly:

313

Hannity:

329

O’Reilly:

256

Kelly:

192

MSNBC
Wagner:

58

EdShow:

99

Sharpton:

173

Matthews:

169

Hayes:

155

Maddow:

198

O’Donnell:

125

Hayes:

58

Maddow:

70

CNN
Tapper:

77

Blitzer:

99

Blitz/Cross:

56/42

Burnett:

77

Cooper:

127

Bourdain:

113

Tonight:

132

Cooper:

74

Bourdain:

103

HLN
Now:

75

Files:

44

Files:

61

Jane:

51

Grace:

105

Dr.Drew:

130

Files:

134

Files:

123

Files:

220

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Robert Redford to Play Dan Rather in ‘Rathergate’ Film

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Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in a film about the 2005 “60 Minutes II” story about Pres. George W. Bush‘s military record, which became known as “Memogate” and “Rathergate,” and would cost several CBS Newsers their jobs, and cost Rather millions of dollars.

“Truth” is based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and The Privilege of Power by former CBS News producer Mary Mapes, who worked on the story and was later fired by CBS after an independent review found serious flaws with it. Cate Blanchett will play Mapes.

Rather left CBS News in 2006, and would later file a lawsuit against CBS Corp. In 2009, Rather told TVNewser he spent $2 million of his own money fighting the suit which was later dismissed. “60 Minutes II,” also known as “60 Minutes Wednesday” was canceled, another casualty of the debacle.

CBS News has no comment on the casting of the film.

Redford has played journalists in the past. In the 1996 film “Up Close and Personal” he starred as Warren Justice, a local news director in Miami who molds “Tally” Atwater, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, into a network news star. Earlier in his career, Redford played Bob Woodward in the film adaptation of All the President’s Men.

The film adaptation of Mapes’ book is years in the making. In 2008, TVNewser wrote about who might play Rather in the movie. At the time, Anthony Hopkins was a top choice.

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