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‘Today’ Golden Globes Red Carpet Special

golden-globes-logo 304 “Today” co-hosts will host a live red carpet special from the Golden Globes Sunday night right before the big award ceremony.

Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly and Tamron Hall will interview the stars as they roll in, followed by a special bi-coastal Monday episode of “Today”, with Guthrie, Daly, and Al Roker hosting from Los Angeles and Lauer and Natalie Morales in New York.

Monday’s show will feature interviews with winners and a look into all the events and parties.

This year’s Golden Globes is more active than ever with social media, leveraging Instagram and Facebook to bring fans into the show.

The “Today” pre-show red carpet special airs Sunday, January 12 at 7pmET on NBC.

Tamron Hall Handles Rude Question While Opening Up About Sister’s Murder

At a Television Critics Association panel Thursday morning, MSNBC’s Tamron Hall opened up about her sister’s murder while facing an insensitive question from a reporter.

“One of the reasons I wanted to do Deadline Crime is to show compassion,” Hall tells TVNewser about hosting the Investigation Discovery show.

“Victims and survivors deserve more than a person seeking a headline. My colleague Alicia K and all survivors and victims of violence deserve respect. We are journalist’s not headline hunters. I am grateful that as a reporter and as an anchor people have allowed me to share their stories.

The Wrap reports Hall revealed for the first time domestic abuse prior to the murder, and wishing she would have acted. Read more

Newtown 911 Tapes Released: ‘This is an Extraordinarily Difficult Story to Cover Today’

The cable news networks are proceeding with caution as they decide whether to air the 911 tapes of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which were released at 2pmET after a lengthy court battle.

“This is an extraordinarily difficult story to cover today. The release of the 911 tapes obviously extremely sensitive,” CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, who covered the shooting from Newtown, said at the top of the 2pmET hour. “We are fully aware of that at CNN. Behind closed doors right now, our editorial teams are evaluating whether these 911 calls are newsworthy for airing on television, which portions we will choose to air for you today.”

On MSNBC, Tamron Hall said NBC News is “choosing not to air them out of respect for the families and the sensitivity of the issue.” On Fox News, Gretchen Carlson said the tapes were being reviewed “to decide whether they are appropriate for air.”

In a strange twist of events, another school shooting — at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Fla. — was reported during the 2pmET hour. Shepard Smith reported on the ongoing situation from the Fox News Deck moments after Carlson reported on the release of the Newtown 911 tapes.

>More: Fox News aired a portion of the recordings at the top of the 3pmET hour. “Fox News will not be airing the most gut-wrenching moments from those calls,” Smith said. “…We and our managers have listened to all the recordings that came in that day and out of respect for the victims we will be very sensitive with we do put on Fox News Channel and across all of our platforms throughout the day and in the days to come.”

On CNN, national correspondent Deborah Feyerick described some of the moments from the recordings.

ABC News and NBC News guidance for airing the recordings is after the jump. Read more

’20/20′ Repeats Ratings High For Second Time In Two Weeks

ABC 2020_2012_624x351On Friday night, ABC’s “20/20″ kept up its ratings momentum, drawing its biggest audience in 18 months, since February, 2012, for the second straight week.

The show, airing at 10pmET/9pmCT, was the #1 newsmagazine of the night by default, as NBC’s “Dateline” didn’t air —- substituted instead by a Halloween-themed Dracula special hosted by MSNBC’s Tamron Hall which drew just 2.2 million total viewers.

7.7 million watched “20/20″ at 10p. The show finished first place in the A25-54 demo, but second to CBS’ “Blue Bloods” in total viewers.

Barbara Walters anchored a “20/20″ investigation, along with Brian Ross, that explored a Chicago baby stolen from a hospital nearly 50 years ago.

A Blood-Sucking Night on NBC

TamronTied to NBC’s new limited run Friday night series “Dracula,” NBC News is putting together a prime time special called “Why We (heart) Vampires.” Hosted by MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall the show “is a collection of fun, comedic interviews accompanied by entertaining clips from our favorite vampire moments,” says NBC.

The special, produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions, will pre-empt Friday’s “Dateline” and will air before new episodes of “Grimm” and “Dracula.” In its debut Friday night, “Dracula” won its broadcast timeslot in the A18-49 demo, and tied for second, after ABC’s “Shark Tank,” for the night.

Lester Holt Celebrates 10 Years on ‘Today’

HoltHallJansingHe didn’t get the knickname iron pants for nothing.

NBC’s Lester Holt who does triple duty as anchor of “Dateline” and the weekend editions of “Today” and “Nightly News,” is celebrating 10 years at “Today.”

“You can stay with a company for 10 years,” Holt tells the Daily News. “But 10 years in the same job? No way.” Holt joined NBC as an anchor for MSNBC in 2000.

Holt, who also fills in for Brian Williams and Matt Lauer during the week, was feted by colleagues at “30 Rock” Thursday. MSNBC anchor and Nightly News correspondent Chris Jansing tweeted this picture with Holt and Tamron Hall.

Lester, if you’re reading this, stop now…

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Tamron Hall Previews Her New Investigation Discovery Show, ‘Deadline: Crime’

Tamron Hall previewed her new Investigation Discovery show, which premieres tonight, on the “Today” show this week. “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall,” produced by NBC’s Peacock Productions, was inspired by the murder of Hall’s sister, which remains officially unsolved. “This is about heart and soul. These are about people who are behind the headlines,” Hall said on “Today” this week. “It means the world to me to have this opportunity.”

The AM Ticker: Burnett, Hall, TCA Awards

  • CNN’s Erin Burnett will host a primetime special tomorrow night at 10 PM: “The truth about Benghazi: An Erin Burnett Outfront Special Investigation.” Burnett and correspondents will look into what happened that night in September.

  • At the Television Critics Association Summer press tour on Saturday the TCA Awards were handed out. PBS’ “Central Park Five” doc won in the news and information category. All the winners here.

Andrea Mitchell Celebrates 35 Years At NBC News

Today marks 35 years at NBC News for Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell, who joined NBC in 1978 as a general correrspondent, has served as Congressional correspondent, White House correspondent and foreign affairs correspondent, among many other roles, and anchors “Andrea Mitchell Reports” at 1 PM on MSNBC.

At the end of her program today, Mitchell was surprised by a phone call from Tom Brokaw, who called in from his cabin in Montana to wish her well on her anniversary.

“Even in Montana, in a remote cabin where I am sitting right now, that story is reverberating across America,” Brokaw quipped. “Congratulations my friend, I hope that crazy Al [Mitchell's husband, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan] will have a special dinner planned for you this evening.”

Update: Video after the jump.

Mitchell then threw to Tamron Hall, who also wished her well with her production team.

“You are a hero and an inspiration to all of us, especially us ladies, thank you Andrea,” Hall said.

“[S]he is truly a pioneer for women in journalism and has served as a remarkable role model to so many aspiring to follow in her footsteps,” NBCUniversal News Group president Pat Fili-Krushel wrote in an email to staff this afternoon. “We are very fortunate to call Andrea one of our own. I know you will all join me in congratulating her on this milestone in her career.”

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The PM Ticker: 538, NewsChannel 8, Hall

  • Could there be yet another national cable news channel coming down the pike? TVSpy reports on Allbritton’s sale of local TV stations to Sinclair, and the possible emergence of a national version of NewsChannel 8.

  • MSNBC’s Tamron Hall doesn’t need a stinking chauffeur. Like her NBC colleague Al Roker, Hall’s preferred method of transportation is bicycle. Her staff made an Instagram video of her leaving 30 Rock. Watch it below.

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