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2008-09-26 06:00:24

By Al Neuharth OXFORD, Miss. -- The first presidential debate may or may not go exactly as planned here tonight at Ole Miss. This red, white and blue decorated campus was abuzz Thursday. Faculty, students and thousands of visitors -- including scores of newsmen and women -- debated whether John McCain's call for cancellation was a patriotic move or a political stunt. But this seems certain about the three debates that are scheduled -- moderators will be these three old, white, male TV...

2008-09-22 09:00:35

Channel One News, the preeminent news and content provider for teens, reaching more than six million students in middle schools and high schools across the country, today announced the launch of "OneVote 2008," marking the network's fourth run of the largest student mock-election held in advance of the national Presidential election. In addition, Team OneVote, a select group of diverse and qualified teens, will be designated Channel One News on-air political commentators and charged with...

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...

2008-09-17 18:00:16

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Second in the broadcast network competition to talk to Sarah Palin: Katie Couric. The CBS anchor will spend two days on the road with the Republican vice presidential candidate as well as presidential hopeful John McCain, the network said Tuesday. Couric's interview material will be aired Sept. 29 and 30 on the "CBS Evening News" and "The Early Show." It's timed for just before the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate between Palin and Democrat Joe Biden....

2008-09-17 00:00:20

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - The reporter who sat across from John McCain and Barack Obama for separate interviews that aired on NBC's "Today" show Friday was only 23.Was he nervous?"Not necessarily," Luke Russert said. "I had prior relationships with both of them."He asked both Obama and McCain about whether community service should be mandatory for young people. They said no, but both presidential candidates said the United States missed a real opportunity to teach citizens...

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...

2008-09-10 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...

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...

2008-09-04 21:00:23

By Frazier Moore NEW YORK - Katie Couric, Charles Gibson and Brian Williams have something in common besides their jobs: Each has lost loved ones to cancer - which gives them something in common with nearly everybody. The evening news anchors are planning to join dozens of A-list entertainers and sports figures on "Stand Up to Cancer," a live, one- hour special being simulcast at 8 p.m. Friday on ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as cable's E! Entertainment channel. Besides seeking...

2008-09-02 09:00:22

By Dusty Saunders You can't accuse 9News, CBS4 News and Denver's 7 of ignoring the drama surrounding Barack Obama's 42-minute acceptance speech. Once it ended, the three bumped network programming at 9 p.m. and went for the local angles with hourlong specials, centering on reactions to the speech and reviewing the day at Invesco Field. 9News' coverage was simulcast on KTVD-Channel 3, its sister station. The CBS-owned station also aired a simulcast with KBDI- Channel 12, which left...


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