Anchor Joe Donlon will sit down with the president at the White House and the interview will air on Tuesday starting at 8 p.m. ET. The network, which has promised to stick to facts, said it will run the interview in its entirety, with almost no editing.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Steve Doocy apologized on Monday “for any confusion” in reporting a now-debunked story about the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, supposedly concealing the number of coronavirus cases linked to bars and restaurants in that city because they were so low. But on Monday night, Fox’s Tucker Carlson said that […]
The coziness between the TV executive and Donald Trump is a Frankenstein story for the cable news era. But then the monster got away.
Fox News Media said that it was restructuring some of its divisions, with a reduction of its workforce by less than 3%. “As Fox News Media has evolved into a streamlined multi-platform organization, we are realigning several functions and restructuring various divisions in order to position all of our businesses for ongoing success,” the network said in a statement. No on air talent is impacted by the staff reductions.
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s high season for books that pick apart Donald Trump’s presidency, and Rachel Maddow is a big beneficiary. MSNBC’s prime-time personality reached the second-biggest audience of her career when 5 million viewers tuned in for her Tuesday interview with Michael Cohen about his new book, “Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story […]
Washington correspondent Kasie Hunt will revive the Way Too Early news program that will air at 5 a.m. ET on weekdays, leading into Morning Joe. MSNBC is also starting two new weekend evening shows on Sept. 19 that will ensure the network is on live both Saturday and Sunday until 10 p.m ET.
Nexstar stations are said to be apoplectic over the decision by CNN to terminate its video sharing agreement with the company’s 197 affiliates. The move came in retaliation for a Nexstar corporate edict that its stations withhold breaking news video from competing networks so NewsNation can have it first.
Brit Hume, Fox News’ senior political analyst and ongoing political commentator, has signed a multi-year extension to stay at the news network. The deal, announced today, means Hume will remain in his existing role, where he regularly serves as a commentator and panelist across Fox News’ daytime, evening, weekend and special event programming.
Newly released CivicScience data show that 68% of Americans surveyed still pay for some sort of live television programming in one way or another. Why? News. Thirty percent of Americans who pay for live television say a main reason they do so is for local and / or cable news. Watching other programming as it airs and live sporting events are neck and neck for runner up, 23% and 22% of respondents answering these respectively.
According to the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, the moderators will be: Chris Wallace of Fox News for the debate Sept. 29 in Cleveland; Steve Scully of C-SPAN for the “town meeting” debate Oct. 15 in Miami; NBC’s Kristen Welker for the debate Oct. 22 in Nashville.
Having someone around to clean up any problematic comments is why Trump has given more interviews to Fox News than any other outlet as president.
The new live daily three-hour newscast features 150 dedicated reporters and staff; will leverage the knowledge of 5,400 local journalists from Nexstar’s 110 newsrooms. It will be available to 75 million U.S. television households.
Fox News dominated ratings for the Republican convention, and MSNBC was the clear No. 1 for the Democrats’ gathering.
Tucker Carlson is being criticized for suggesting that no one should be surprised by the killing of two demonstrators during social unrest in Kenosha, Wis.
Republican National Convention TV viewership fell off significantly on its third night, which was highlighted by Vice President Mike Pence’s acceptance speech from Fort McHenry. According to early numbers from Nielsen, an average of 15.7 million viewers watched in the 10-11:15 p.m. ET time frame across six networks. That compares to 18 million who watched in the same period on Tuesday, when First Lady Melania Trump spoke from the Rose Garden at the White House.
Throughout the convention coverage Wednesday, there were hints that a lot was going on in the wider world. CNN weather forecaster Tom Sater delivered an apocalyptic view of Hurricane Laura shortly before 10:30 p.m. ET, and CBS’s Norah O’Donnell noted “the biggest day of sports activism ever.” NBC News cut to a reporter on the streets of Kenosha, Wis., and CNN’s Dana Bash read former President Barack Obama’s tweet in support of NBA players angered by police shootings.
Broadcasters won’t be hampered by remote working conditions for election night 2020, and they have a bevy of new graphics and augmented reality tools to help them tell the story. Above, Broadcasters can make complex data easy for viewers to grasp through augmented reality objects generated by Brainstorm graphics using real-time data from different sources. A Punt, a regional channel in Spain, covered municipal elections, and this interactive map shows the winning party in each town, with detailed results for the seats won in each town are shown on the chart of the left side. The bars on the bottom show a rundown of all the cities, in alphabetical order, with the results in real time.
Not only did Fox News pull in the biggest audience for the first night of the Republican convention, but the network scored more viewers than they did four years ago for the opening of the 2016 event. According to Nielsen Media Research data, Fox News averaged 7.063 million total viewers from 10 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET, an 11% jump from 2016, when it pulled brought in 6.348 million viewers for the opening night of the RNC that first nominated Donald Trump to be president.
President Trump lobbed unsubstantiated claims during his Monday speech in Charlotte, N.C. TV broadcasters are trying to balance voters’ right to hear directly from their president with efforts to keep viewers informed of the facts.
Day One of the Republican National Convention featured a complaint about his coverage by President Donald Trump, some aggressive fact-checking by television reporters and an odd social media backlash against Fox News Channel, the favorite network of the president’s fans. Above, Donald Trump Jr., is seen on a video monitor as he tapes his speech for the first day of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington.
CNBC’s The News With Shepard Smith will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. ET. In a Monday announcement, the business network also revealed that Sanford Cannold will serve as senior executive producer and Sally Ramirez is joining the network to be the executive producer of the show, which will air each evening for one hour from CNBC’s Englewood Cliffs, N.J., headquarters.
Perry Sook, Nexstar Media Group’s chairman and president, says the company is dedicating the equivalent of $120 million this year to promote its national newscast, News Nation. How will that money be spent? What media is being used? And what will the creative be?
Fox News is providing an hour of convention news coverage each night, the same as broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC. But as cable rivals CNN and MSNBC devote three hours in primetime to the convention — including showing the Democrats’ feed virtually uninterrupted — Fox will not dislodge its biggest opinion stars: Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity.