Wednesday, November 13, 2019

REPORT: GORE SELLING CURRENT TV

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Vice President Al Gore has put his Current TV up for sale, the New York Post reported today (Friday). It quoted CEO Joel Hyatt, a co-owner with Gore, as saying, “Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company. … This year alone, we have had three inquiries. As […]

KEITH OLBERMANN FIRED BY CURRENT TV

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann is out of work again. This time he was fired by Current TV, the channel founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, who contended that Olbermann had broken his five-year, $50-million contract. Gore and Hyatt issued a statement announcing Olbermann’s departure but included no mention of any specific action by the liberal commentator […]

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 […]

WEINER SCANDAL: STEWART A LOSER; BREITBART A WINNER

June 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Anthony Weiner scandal has turned out to be an embarrassment for Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, who has been defending the congressman, and a victory for conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart, who has been, er, exposing him. Breitbart, in fact, “hijacked” — the word used by some reporters — Weiner’s news conference by taking the podium […]

PARKER SPITZER RATINGS DECLINE

October 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for CNN’s Parker Spitzer slid again on Wednesday, its third day on the air. The new Crossfire-type show drew 501,000 viewers, versus 513,000 on Tuesday and 454,000 on Monday. It remained in last place among the cable TV shows at 8:00 p.m., with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly leading the pack with 3.47 million viewers, […]

CRITICS SLAM CNN’S LATEST PRIMETIME ENTRY

October 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The success of CNN’s big gamble in mounting a new politically-oriented talk show in primetime featuring the conservative columnist Kathleen Parker and the liberal former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer won’t be known until the ratings start coming in — but the verdict of TV columnists has been uniformly disapproving. New York Times TV critic […]

CNN’S GOT PIERS MORGAN? HOLD ON

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN President Jon Klein is attempting to put a cap on the gushing leaks within the cable news network about its programming plans, but they continue to spread. Following numerous reports originating in the British press that Piers Morgan, the America’s Got Talent judge and former editor of the London Daily Mirror and the weekly […]

BLACK JOURNALISTS DECRY ALL-WHITE PRIMETIME ON CNN, MSNBC

June 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Black Journalists on Friday lashed out at CNN for its decision to replace Campbell Brown in the 8:00 p.m. time slot with two white co-hosts, Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer. “The company missed another opportunity to place a person of color in prime time,” NABJ said in a statement. “Are you […]