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Posts Tagged ‘Greta Van Susteren’

DCNewsers In Profile: Greta, Andrea, Jake

  • greta_indecisiongameFNC’s Greta Van Susteren has been deemed one of the 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes, the only on-air journalist on the list: “As the longest-running cable news anchor in the U.S., Van Susteren has managed to keep On the Record as the No. 1 show in its time slots for more than a decade.” Angela Merkel is #1, Michelle Obama is #8, Oprah Winfrey is #14.

  • NBC’s Andrea Mitchell talks with the Washingtonian about how she got into news: “I was an English major and a violinist at the University of Pennsylvania, and the radio station needed someone. I covered politics for the Ivy League radio network, which led to an internship at NBC’s local affiliate.”

  • CNN’s Jake Tapper talks with AdWeek about his political beliefs: “I don’t believe in inefficient government; I don’t believe in wasting money, but I don’t assume that people come to my show because they want to see their worldview affirmed. We’re looking to have a cafeteria of ideas.”

The Scoreboard: Friday, May 23

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 171 | MSNBC: 100 | CNN: 70 | HLN: 101
  • Primetime: FNC: 170 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 88 | HLN: 101

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

129

TheFive:

263

Baier:

173

Greta:

120

O’Reilly:

196

Kelly:

157

Hannity:

155

O’Reilly:

165

Kelly:

140

MSNBC
Wagner:

80

EdShow:

77

Sharpton:

79

Matthews:

95

Hayes:

110

Maddow:

139

Lockup:

128

Lockup:

222

Lockup:

221

CNN
Tapper:

57

Blitzer:

61

Blitzer:

68

Burnett:

54

Cooper:

91

Spotlight:

68

Spotlight:

105

Bourdain:

93

Bourdain:

164

HLN
News:

33

WWYD:

48

DrDrew:

31

Secret:

60

Grace:

83

Files:

108

Files:

113

Files:

200

Files:

236

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Cable News Networks’ Memorial Day Specials

memorialday304The cable news networks will air a slew of specials this Memorial Day Weekend.

Megyn Kelly‘s “Kelly File” investigation into the VA Scandal airs at 9pmET tomorrow night. Kelly speaks with veterans and military experts about VA problems dating back to 2008.

Then at 10pmET, Greta Van Susteren hosts “Fox News Reporting: D-Day +70 Secrets Revealed.” Van Susteren reveals secrets behind the Normandy invasion and sheds light on Britain’s attempt to trick Adolph Hitler.

Tonight at 10pmET, Geraldo Rivera hosts “O.J. Simpson At 20.”. He’ll have an exclusive interview with Kato Kaelin, who lived in Simpson’s guest house at the time of Nicole Brown Simpson‘s murder and testified at Simpson’s murder trial. Rivera will also look back at top moments from the so-called trial of the century.

MSNBC will also have special coverage of the VA scandal. Former congressman and Iraq War veteran Patrick Murphy will host “Taking the Hill” at 1pmET Sunday; he’ll interview former Senator and Vietnam War veteran Max Cleland on the latest developments in the VA controversy. In the same hour, MSNBC will air the seventh installment of “Wounded: The Battle Back Home.”

Fox Business will air a “War Stories with Oliver North” marathon on Memorial Day, airing 16 episodes from 9amET-1amET. Episodes include stories from Normandy, Korea and Afghanistan.

And Al Jazeera America will run back-to-back episodes of “Borderland” Monday from 11am- 4pmET. The four-episode series is an immersive documentary in which six average Americans retrace the footsteps of migrants who died crossing the U.S.-Mexico border

How Much Did Greta Van Susteren Pay to Wait Outside a Mexican Prison?

While waiting outside a Mexican prison to try and talk to jailed U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, Greta Van Susteren engaged in some wheeling and dealing to find the perfect spot.

Greta also created a makeshift office.

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The Scoreboard: Monday, May 19

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 250 | MSNBC: 89 | CNN: 72 | HLN: 91
  • Primetime: FNC: 282 | MSNBC: 154 | CNN: 112 | HLN: 91

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

219

TheFive:

344

Baier:

317

Greta:

212

O’Reilly:

324

Megyn:

259

Hannity:

261

O’Reilly:

264

Megyn:

269

MSNBC
Wagner:

79

EdShow:

132

Sharpton:

114

Matthews:

114

Hayes:

150

Maddow:

156

O’Donnell:

156

Hayes:

102

Maddow:

109

CNN
Tapper:

56

Blitzer:

79

Blitzer/Cross:

117/57

Burnett:

73

Cooper:

113

Bourdain:

119

Tonight:

105

Cooper:

65

Tonight:

98

HLN
News:

33

WWYD?:

34

DrDrew:

26

Jane:

40

Grace:

75

DrDrew:

61

Files:

138

Files:

219

Files:

232

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Barbara Walters Farewell: ‘True, I Was the First Female Co-Host… But Also True, I Was a Flop’

WaltersSawyerIt was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City’s Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner Bill Bratton; from New York’s chronicler of scandal, Cindy Adams, to the man who plays the president on “Scandal,” Tony Goldwyn; from actor Woody Allen to attorney David Boies, But mostly, the pool room was packed with Walters’ fellow TV news colleagues and those ladies — past and present — from “The View.” Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd; Meredith Vieira and Joy Behar.

Following a best of Barbara video, Disney Chairman Bob Iger welcomed the crowd, before Walters delivered a few words of thanks and admitting it hasn’t always been easy. “True, I was the first female co-host of a network news program. But also true, I was a flop. My male co-host didn’t want a partner and neither did the audience. I was drowning, gasping for air. Then someone threw me that life preserver called Specials with the biggest stars in news and show business and I learned how to swim again.”

Current and former evening news anchors were there, including Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams who arrived with Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric and fiancé John Molner; and Connie Chung (who was part of an ill-fated co-anchor pairing with Dan Rather) and husband Maury Povich. We caught up with early risers Savannah Guthrie and George Stephanopoulos along with their spouses, Mike Feldman, and Ali Wentworth, respectively, as they were heading out. Guthrie’s “Today” colleague Al Roker and his wife, ABC correspondent Deborah Roberts made the rounds as well.

Walters continued: “I’m grateful to the legendary Roone Arledge for bringing me to ABC News; thankful to David Westin for his steady leadership; to Ben Sherwood – you made us all believe we could win and with your leadership and passion, we did; and James Goldston – I’m told that all our shows are number one at the moment – you should quit right now.” Sherwood, Goldston and Westin were all on hand, as were other ABC News executives including Barbara Fedida, David Sloan, Jeanmarie Condon and John Green.

We spotted Jenny McCarthy hand-in-hand with fiance Donnie Wahlberg; the “Nightline” team of Juju ChangDan Abrams, and Dan Harris as well as a host of correspondents and anchors from ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and Fox, including Elizabeth VargasAmy RobachDavid MuirNorah O’DonnellJon KarlGio Benitez, Dr. Richard Besser, Tory JohnsonRick Klein, Brian Ross, Mara Schiavocampo, Thomas RobertsAlicia MenendezHoda Kotb, Greta Van Susteren and Lisa Ling, a former “View” co-host, now woking on a new show for CNN.

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Weekend Changes at Fox News; Gregg Jarrett Taking Time Off for ‘Personal Reasons’

gregg jarrettFox News is making some changes to weekend programming, just as one of its longtime weekend anchors is taking time off.

Fox News tells us Gregg Jarrett “requested time off for personal reasons and Fox obliged.” Jarrett has been with FNC since 2002, joining from MSNBC.

Other programming changes include Harris Faulkner signing off the Saturday edition of “Fox Report,” while continuing to host Sunday’s show at 7pmET. Faulkner will move to a six-day workweek, serving as a co-host on the new show “Outnumbered” Monday-Friday at NoonET.

Replacing her on “Fox Report” Saturday will be rotating anchors including Julie Banderas, John Roberts, and Shannon Bream, Fox tells us.

And Saturday at 1pmET will also have rotating anchors: Banderas, Arthel Neville, and Elizabeth Prann will be filling in as hosts. For Prann, it’s been an upward climb since 2008, moving from assistant to Greta Van Susteren, to local news reporter, to Fox News correspondent, and now part of the network’s weekend anchor rotation.

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, May 7

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 225 | MSNBC: 89 | CNN: 90 | HLN: 84
  • Primetime: FNC: 277 | MSNBC: 140 | CNN: 81 | HLN: 90

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

176

TheFive:

312

Baier:

349

Greta:

277

O’Reilly:

291

Megyn:

297

Hannity:

235

O’Reilly:

292

Megyn:

244

MSNBC
Wagner:

44

EdShow:

122

Sharpton:

117

Matthews:

155

Hayes:

117

Maddow:

166

O’Donnell:

136

Hayes:

73

Maddow:

84

CNN
Tapper:

90

Blitzer:

110

Blitz/Cross:

96/81

Burnett:

77

Cooper:

88

Tonight:

71

SpcRpt:

83

Cooper:

109

Tonight:

109

HLN
News:

22

Detect.:

16

Detect.:

27

Jane:

79

Grace:

90

DrDrew:

78

Files:

102

Files:

235

Files:

246

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Greta Van Susteren to Jon Stewart: ’2 Wrongs Don’t Make a Right’

Greta304x200Greta Van Susteren responded to Jon Stewart skewering Fox News’ coverage of newly uncovered emails pertaining to the 9/11/12 Benghazi consulate attack with an old adage you’ve probably heard from your parents.

“2 wrongs don’t make a right,” Van Susteren wrote on GretaWire this morning in response to Stewart’s “Daily Show” criticism last night. Stewart’s segment mocked Fox for covering President Obama and Benghazi aggressively while suggesting the network was less critical when covering President Bush and the Iraq War.

Van Susteren added that almost all Democrats in Congress voted for the Iraq war–and that Stewart could look at other media reporting surrounding the war besides FNC.

The Top Cable News Shows in April Were…

Fox News had the top 14 cable news programs in total viewers and the top eight in the key A25-54 demographic for the month of April, 2014. “The O’Reilly Factor” was number one in both total and demo viewers, averaging 2,476,000 and 412,000, respectively. “The Kelly File” was second in total and demo viewers, with 1,988,000 and 370,000, respectively. “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” rounded out the top five cable news shows’ list for total viewers.

MSNBC’s highest-rated show was “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which placed 15th overall in total viewers and eleventh overall in the demo. Maddow’s program averaged 884,000 total viewers and 210,000 demo viewers.

CNBC broke into the top ten among A25-54 viewers with “Shark Tank,” which led the network in both total viewers and the demo for the month. Reruns of the ABC program averaged 498,000 total viewers and 236,000 A25-54 viewers, placing 26th overall among total viewers and ninth overall in the demo.

Anderson Cooper 360″ was the top CNN program in total viewers and the demo, placing 19th and 10th, respectively. The show averaged 621,000 total viewers and 221,000 A25-54 viewers in April. New CNN host Michael Smerconish‘s show, “Smerconish,” cracked the top 15 in the demo.

For HLN, “Forensic Files” led in both total and demo viewers with 328,000 and 146,000 viewers, respectively, ranking 40th and 30th overall.

The top-rated show on Fox Business in total viewers was “Imus in the Morning.” “Stossel” led the way in the demo for FBN.

The full rankers, after the jump.
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