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FOX AND CNN BATTLE IT OUT OVER LIBYA

March 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A secondary war has broken out in Libya — this one between CNN and Fox News. It began when Fox’s Pentagon correspondent Jennifer Griffin claimed on Monday that British fighter jets armed with seven missiles had to abort an attack on Muammar Gadhafi’s compound because of the presence of CNN and Reuters crews at the […]

AL-JAZEERA TAKES A VICTORY LAP

February 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TV critics are continuing to praise al-Jazeera’s coverage of the Egyptian uprising, with several suggesting that its young, erudite reporters in the streets and its seasoned studio anchors displayed a more authoratative grasp of the situation than their American broadcast network and cable news counterparts. In the New York Times, Alessandra Stanley noted that it […]

NO FIREWORKS IN PIERS MORGAN DEBUT

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

At the end of his interview with Oprah Winfrey on the premiere of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, the host asked Winfrey, “How have I done?” Her reply: “You have been surprising.” “Surprisingly bad?” asked Morgan, laughing nervously. “No, just surprising,” Winfrey insisted. TV critics, some of them referring to that exchange, indicated that they, too […]

CONAN RULES LATE NIGHT IN TBS DEBUT

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Conan O’Brien launched his “second annual first show” on TBS Monday night, drawing 4.2 million viewers, 3.3 million of them in the 18-49-year-old demographic. In a statement, Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, said, “Conan delivered an extraordinary audience and stands out as the youngest late-night talk show on television.” Monday night’s premiere received […]

CNN’S RATINGS COLLAPSE

October 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The rescue of the Chilean mine workers is no doubt being cheered as loudly by CNN executives and staff as by those at the scene. CNN’s coverage on Tuesday night preempted its regular programming, which on Monday collected the worst ratings that the cable news network has recorded in more than ten years. The second […]

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 […]

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