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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…

November 26, 2013, 4:43 PM EST

FCC Hands Bloomberg TV Big Win in Comcast Lineup Dispute Comcast must place Bloomberg TV next to other news channels in its lineup

In a big win for Bloomberg TV, the Federal Communications Commission upheld a decision its media bureau made last year ordering Comcast to move Bloomberg TV next to other news…

September 27, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

Nearly 11 Million Viewers Turned to Cable for Zimmerman Verdict Fox News Channel, CNN rack up huge ratings as trial ends

Approximately 10.6 million viewers on Saturday night turned to the cable news networks as a Florida jury returned a “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. According to Nielsen, Fox…

July 15, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

Cable News Drops the Ball on Texas Abortion Protest Coverage Bueller? Bueller....?

If you wanted live coverage of the dramatic filibuster of anti-abortion legislation in Texas last night, the best thing you could do was turn off your television and jump online.…

June 26, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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…

June 3, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT

Michael Smerconish Says Talk Radio Is Like Pro-Wrestling: Fake Pols follow the microphones

Specs Who Michael Smerconish Age 51 New gig Host, Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel Old gig Midday host, WPHT-AM, Philadelphia. Continues as fill-in host on MSNBC’s Hardball, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, author. Why leave…

May 5, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

CNN Wants Newt for Crossfire Refresh Gingrich on Jeff Zucker’s wish list

CNN has begun casting its net for pundits to appear in the revival of its debate show Crossfire. According to Politico, the news network has approached former Speaker of the…

April 24, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

Filibustering Rand Paul Builds His Brand Update: Jr. Kentucky Sen. droned about drones, started #filiblizzard campaign

Update: Paul's filibuster ended shortly after this item was posted, at 12:40, just shy of the 13-hour mark. "I've discovered that there are some limits to filibustering, and I'm going…

March 7, 2013, 1:03 AM EST

How Comcast Scared Up All That GE Cash Deal to buy remaining 49 percent stake of NBCU will close by end of Q1

Comcast on Tuesday announced it will pay $16.7 billion to acquire the 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal owned by General Electric, a move that accelerates the buyout well ahead of…

February 12, 2013, 8:16 PM EST

Information Diet: Rev. Al Sharpton The MSNBC talk show loves Twitter but not conservative content

Age 58 Accomplishments Host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation (nightly at 6 p.m.) and afternoon radio talk show Keepin' It Real; civil rights activist and founder of the National Action Network; Baptist minister;…

February 7, 2013, 12:05 AM EST

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