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2008-10-21 15:00:18

As the drama of the historic 2008 Presidential election unfolds Nov. 4, DIRECTV will offer its customers a new way to get the most out of live election night coverage through an interactive Election Mix Channel. This unique channel will feature eight network feeds on one screen and a real-time election blog that will track the announcements and analysis on each channel as votes are counted, exit polling data is evaluated and electoral count projections roll in. Compliments of DIRECTV,...

2008-09-30 15:00:37

The president of NBC News said a decision on who will replace the late Tim Russert as "Meet the Press" moderator should be made in November or early December. Russert died in June of a heart attack at the age of 58. Tom Brokaw has been filling in until a permanent moderator is named. The New York Times said that, other than revealing the time frame for the decision to replace Russert, NBC News President Steve Capus did not offer any details about the network's plans. However, the...

2008-09-30 13:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 30, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Msnbc.com, named the number one Current Events and Global News site for three consecutive months, launched its exclusive "debate video player" on the day of the first debate between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. The introduction of this latest video player underscores msnbc.com's commitment to provide consumers with the best political news, insight, and analysis as well as exclusive features during this historic...

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...

2008-09-18 21:00:17

By Alan Pergament More high-definition channels have arrived on Time Warner Cable, but don't expect a 24-hour news channel here any time soon. That's the word from the area's largest cable system. On Wednesday, TWC made good on a statement by a representative in late spring by announcing that five new HD channels are now available on the free HD tier, and the goal is nearly to triple its HD offerings. The new HD channels are CNN HD (721), TBS HD (723), Science Channel HD (737),...

2008-09-17 00:00:19

By Neal Justin Faces to watch this fall Christian Slater on "My Own Worst Enemy" The new character(s): Mild-mannered suburbanite Henry Spivey and trained assassin Edward Albright, who happen to share the same body on this new show, premiering 10 p.m. Oct. 13 (NBC). Why you know him: Pulled off a dead-on impression of Jack Nicholson in the cult classic "Heathers." Why we love him: Not positive we do yet. "Enemy," like many new offerings, was unavailable for review -- although Slater...

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...

2008-09-11 21:00:17

By Bill Mann 'BAD QUESTIONS. Bad media. Bad." Down, boy. In case you missed it, that's an excerpt from Roger Simon's funny but serious piece posted on Politico.com from the GOP national convention. He was following up on VP nominee Sarah Palin's silly comments bashing the media. This coming from someone who'd been sequestered from the media the week before her overrated speech, from someone who will avoid the press in the two months ahead. With the media, especially the cable news...

2008-09-10 09:00:19

By Miguel Helft and Brian Stelter Google will begin selling ads on some cable networks owned by NBC Universal in a new partnership that will expand Google's efforts to become a force in television advertising. Under the agreement, NBC Universal will make a relatively small amount of advertising time on networks like MSNBC, CNBC, Sci Fi and Oxygen available for sale through Google's TV Ads program in the coming months, the companies said. The partnership could later be extended to other...

2008-09-10 03:00:00

In the "How Are We Going to Be Able to Tell?" category, cable network MSNBC has announced that Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann will, henceforth, be "commentators" rather than news anchors at political events. Great! Now they can tell us what they really think! Apparently, the jaw-dropping bias of Matthews and Olbermann was even too much for MSNBC, which has found a niche at the bottom of the television ratings for leftist propagandizing. The only question is: Why'd it take so...