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NBCU Olympic Ad Revenue Is Snowballing

Report sees Peacock booking more than $1 billion in Sochi sales

NBCUniversal forked over some $775 million for the media rights to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but if history is any guide, the network is all but certain to recoup the…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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