Despite a busy week with the selection of a new pope, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts collectively had 11 percent fewer viewers than the week before — and a glance outside the window reveals the primary reason why.
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Heartland liberal Ed Schultz is losing his prime-time show on MSNBC. The cable network says that Schultz is being moved to the weekends, to host two-hour shows Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. EDT.
“The Lead with Jake Tapper,” the newest addition to CNN’s line-up, will premiere on March 18 in its regular 4 p.m. time slot.
Fox says its new sports cable network will launch Aug. 17. The network said Tuesday that Fox Sports 1, converted from Speed TV, will be in 90 million homes.
Keith Olbermann has burned a lot of bridges, but seems eager to build one back to ESPN. The anchor, who is suing his most recent employer, Current TV, has made several overtures to the sports network he left in 1997, the New York Times reports.
Sean Hannity’s cable television showdown this week with a Democratic congressman has become more than just a verbal schoolyard brawl. It’s a fundraising opportunity.
New CNN chief Jeff Zucker is trying to ease concerns about diversity at the network by meeting with advocates for black and Latino journalists.
UPDATE: Soledad O’Brien is staying at CNN but will be taking on a new role after she leaves the network’s morning show in the spring, O’Brien confirmed Thursday to The… More
David Axelrod, former strategist and aide to President Obama, has landed a new job at NBC News.
From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, C-SPAN is taking a look at first ladies. On Monday, the public service network is launching a 35-part series on first ladies that will stretch for a year. Almost all of the first ladies will get a single 90-minute episode.