“A great disservice to the audience.” That’s how ABC News President James Goldston described the inaccurate assumptions that drove flawed coverage of the last presidential election. With 20/20 hindsight, mainstream media missed the story. With 2020 foresight, network news executives are determined not to let that happen again.
King is, perhaps, what the culture needs right now: a soothing voice of reason, an adult who isn’t drowning in cynicism, who is still capable of being let down by her fellow humans if only because she still has faith in them. Someone who lives in this real-world Truman Show without feeling the need to perform.
The debate, shown on NBC News networks, will unfold over two nights in Miami on June 26 and June 27. For each night, Holt will anchor the first hour, where he’ll be joined by Savannah Guthrie of Today show and Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo. The second hour will feature MSNBC opinion host Rachel Maddow and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd.
ABC, CBS and NBC are hiring more staff to cover the 2020 presidential election than they have for any other election. That’s partly due to growing digital operations at the three broadcast news organizations, as well as the sense that news organizations whiffed on the story in 2016.
After being removed from CBS Evening News, Jeff Glor has decided to remain with the network as co-host of CBS This Morning: Saturday. He will be co-hosting with Dana Jackbson and Michelle Miller.
Wednesday’s surprise live TV statement of Department of Justice’s Special counsel Robert Mueller rocketed out-of-home TV viewing by 130% over normal levels, attracting 4 million OOH viewers at its peak time.