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2009-10-05 07:30:00

ALVISO, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services and advertising solutions for digital video recorders (DVRs), today highlighted how leveraging the combination of an opt-in panel with set-top-box viewing data, such as TiVo's Power||Watch(TM) ratings service, can help provide the media industry with more precise information for reaching households that best match the target audience for specific marketing...

2008-10-29 21:00:10

NEW YORK and REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSNBC and msnbc.com today unveiled the new website for "The Rachel Maddow Show," available at www.rachel.msnbc.com. The new site gives "The Rachel Maddow Show's" rapidly growing on-air audience an enhanced extension of the brand online. Rachel Maddow hosts MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," featuring Maddow's take on the biggest stories of the day, political and otherwise, including lively debate with guests from all sides of the...

2008-09-21 15:00:19

The NBC television network, which is owned by General Electric, tacitly acknowledged how far away from journalism some of the news business has grown when it was shamed into removing Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann from anchor seats in news broadcasts. This ended the spectacle of highly partisan entertainers one moment playing the role of neutral reporters the next. The more blatant offender was Mr. Olbermann, who entered the business as a sports reporter, and who has become the...

2008-09-12 03:00:13

HERE'S some "Breaking News" from MSNBC: The cable news channel has dumped two of its high-profile yakkers - Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews - from the anchor seats of its political coverage. David Gregory, a legitimate news broadcaster, will lead the political coverage going forward. Liberal bloggers are upset by the move, arguing that MSNBC caved in to pressure from John McCain's campaign and the right wing. Criticizing the media has been a cheap but effective tool by the McCain...

2008-09-09 06:00:20

By Brian Stelter MSNBC tried a bold experiment this year by putting two left- leaning hosts in the anchor chair to lead the cable news channel's coverage of the election. That experiment appears to be over. After months of accusations of political bias and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host David Gregory would anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night. The...

2008-08-22 18:00:26

NEW YORK - MSNBC talk show host Keith Olbermann is getting a new running mate, Rachel Maddow, who will follow Olbermann's "Countdown" with her own prime-time hour starting next month. Maddow, a political commentator who is heard daily on the Air America Radio network and has served as a guest host for Olbermann, will launch her MSNBC show Sept. 8, the network announced Wednesday. "The Rachel Maddow Show," billed as "a smart look at politics, pop culture and all the day's top stories,"...

2008-08-08 09:01:05

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Fox News anchorman Chris Wallace went out of his way to criticize MSNBC -- and he made an excellent point. Of course, there was also a certain pot-calling-the-kettle-black quality to his criticism. Wallace slammed MSNBC and Keith Olbermann, saying the channel's campaign coverage was compromised by having Olbermann anchor primary election coverage despite hosting a show in which he expresses strong political opinions. Wallace...

2008-07-23 21:00:28

By Alan Pergament If you put 200 of the nation's television critics in the same room with media executives and stars, you're bound to have some issues raised. And there was the usual share during the Television Critics Association tour that ended Tuesday. Here is your local critic's list of the Top 10 issues -- some heavy, some light and some unintentionally funny -- from the tour, along with some answers or opinions. Call it a new version of the old ABC program, "Issues and Answers."...

2008-06-16 09:00:43

Because primary season lasted five months instead of five weeks, I spent many nights in front of the TV watching voting results trickle in. That's how I got to know Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, the number-cruncher and the pundit who were hired not long ago to beef up MSNBC's election coverage. Have they ever. Todd's endlessly interesting breakdowns of delegate math recently got him named "MVP of the primary season" by the Huffington Post. The Washington Post 's media critic called him...

2006-06-13 00:03:50

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC News reached in front of the camera on Monday to pick chief legal correspondent and anchor Dan Abrams as the new chief of MSNBC, replacing recently departed MSNBC president Rick Kaplan. The move will take Abrams away from his 4-year-old legal-themed "Abrams Report" to take command of NBC's sister cable news channel along with NBC News senior vice president Phil Griffin. Abrams will be the day-to-day manager of MSNBC from its...