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REPORT: NBC IGNORING CURRY’S REQUEST TO DEPART

January 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

One week after reportedly asking NBC to let her out of her contract, Ann Curry is still waiting for a response, RadarOnline.com reported on Wednesday. The gossip website reported last week that Jeff Zucker, Curry’s old boss at NBC, where she was the news reader on the Today show for 14 years before becoming co-host […]

REPORT: ZUCKER WANTS CUOMO TO BE NEW FACE OF CNN

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As he prepares to take over the reins of CNN, Jeff Zucker may be on a poaching expedition, with his eyes primarily on talent at ABC News, the New York Post‘s “Page Six” column reported today (Friday), citing unnamed insiders. He has already wooed the network’s senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper, to jump ship. […]

COURIC BEATS COMPETITION IN FIRST WEEK

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Couric’s first week on the job as an afternoon talk-show host looked mighty impressive. She managed to beat all of her competition on each of the five days of opening week and performed better than the three other debuting talk-show stars, Steve Harvey, Jeff Probst, and Ricki Lake. She also drew bigger audiences than […]

ANDERSON COOPER TWEETS THAT HE IS GAY, SETTING OF A TWITTER STORM

July 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Anderson Cooper’s admission that he is gay quickly became one of the hottest topics on Facebook and Twitter today (Friday), with numerous celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Joan Rivers, Kelly Ripa, Lance Bass, LeAnn Rimes, and Mia Farrow tweeting their congratulations. Cooper himself responded. “I appreciate all the nice tweets. I am in […]

CNN PRESIDENT HINTS AT PROGRAMMING OVERHAUL

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Stating what would seem to be the obvious, Turner Broadcasting chief Phil Kent told a media conference in New York on Thursday that CNN’s ratings have been falling to record lows in primetime because “we haven’t put the best shows on the air.” Kent told the Nomura U.S. Media & Telecom Summit that he was […]

GINGRICH FIGHTS BACK AGAINST EX-WIFE, CNN

January 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite expectations that she might firebomb Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign, his second wife Marianne had little to reveal during her interview with ABC’s Brian Ross on Nightline Thursday night. Her most sensational revelation was that Gingrich had wanted an “open marriage.” That remark might have been ignored under ordinary circumstances. Earlier in the day, ABC […]

RATINGS RISE AT CNN

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN’s key moves in recent months — in particular, the decision to move Anderson Cooper into the 8:00 p.m. slot and replace Larry King with Piers Morgan at 9:00 pm. — appear to be paying off with significantly higher ratings, according to an examination of Nielsen ratings by the New York Times. Among adults 25-54, […]

ANDERSON LEFT AT STARTING GATE

September 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was something less than an auspicious start for Anderson Cooper’s syndicated talk show. Among all daytime talk shows airing on the broadcast networks on Monday, Cooper’s ranked 12th out of 13, with Dr. Oz, who inherited most of Oprah Winfrey’s time slots, taking the lead, followed by The View and Live with Regis & […]

COOPER AND COURIC TO BE JUST REGULAR FOLKS IN DAYTIME

September 7, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

ABC plans to challenge Judge Judy (Sheindlin’s) dominance in daytime TV with a newer, softer, Katie Couric, the Wall Street Journal observed today (Wednesday). “The plan is to pitch Ms. Couric as “the girlfriend next door” and to appeal to viewers using her experience as a working, single mother,” the newspaper said, citing a person […]

CNN CANCELS SPITZER’S IN THE ARENA

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Eliot Spitzer has left the arena. Or In the Arena, the name of his retitled show. CNN, which hoped to mount an effective opposition to Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly at 8:00 p.m. by initially pairing Spitzer with conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, then handing the entire hour to him, announced today that it is dumping the […]

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