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Topic: cable news

MSNBC Builds Show Around Ronan Farrow

Celebrity scion, activist’s 1 p.m. show launches Feb. 24

MSNBC on Monday announced its new daytime lineup, shifting Andrea Mitchell out of the 1 p.m. time slot in favor of newcomer Ronan Farrow. The son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow…

MSNBC Host Martin Bashir Out After Palin Obscenity

Anchor's crude remark goes down poorly

We'll make it quick: MSNBC host Martin Bashir read a really graphic description of 18th-century British overseer Thomas Thistlewood's horrifying treatment of his slaves on the air last month, including…

Up Late With Alec Baldwin Calls It a Night

Show's disciplinary hiatus becomes permanent

Up Late With Alec Baldwin has been canceled, Baldwin's publicist Matthew Hiltzik and the network, MSNBC, said on Wednesday. The show's run on the NBCU news cabler was brief but…

New York Times' Brian Stelter to CNN's Reliable Sources

Print journo will replace Howard Kurtz on mediacentric show

After covering television in the print and digital journalism worlds, The New York Times reporter Brian Stelter will be making the leap to a network he's been covering his entire…

Get Ready for More Changes at HLN

New boss Albie Hecht set to 're-position the brand'

HLN is headed for some major changes. The network has canceled its 12 p.m. show Raising America and its 5 p.m. show Evening Express (anchored by Kyra Philips and Ryan…

Will Time Warner Provide Al Jazeera America With Ad Sales Support?

With new deal, AJAM distribution jumps to 54 million homes

Today Al Jazeera America passed the 50 million subscriber mark thanks in part to a new agreement with Time Warner Cable, which adds the net to its subscriber base and…

Al Jazeera America Will Have 6 Minutes of Ads Per Hour

CEO Ehab El Shihabi: 'We are not infotainment'

One of the most surprising revelations in a call today with interim Al Jazeera CEO Ehab El Shihabi and president of newsgathering Kate O'Brian was that, unlike its more ad-heavy…

CNN's Remodeled Digital Platform Looks Really Expensive

Site now includes live network stream

You can watch CNN on CNN.com as of this morning. It's in a little window in a corner of the site, running live from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and…

Al Jazeera America Finds a Leader in ABC News Vet

Kate O’Brian joins well-funded startup channel

With a little less than a month to go before its launch, Al Jazeera America has selected ABC News veteran Kate O’Brian to serve as its president. In her new role,…

Jeff Zucker’s Quest for the Fountain of Youth

CNN boss scrambles to scare up a younger audience

While CNN worldwide president Jeff Zucker is looking to draw a younger, more cosmopolitan audience, he acknowledges that reaching people who fit that description is a challenge in a cord-cutting…

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