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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...

2008-09-01 09:00:17

By MATEA GOLD By Matea Gold and James Rainey Los Angeles Times ST. PAUL, Minn. The television networks and national cable news outlets Sunday shifted their top talent and reporters from the Republican National Convention here to the Gulf region to prepare for Hurricane Gustav's landfall. That means John McCain and his campaign will not receive the uninterrupted attention that Barack Obama did during last week's Democratic National Convention. News executives - much like the...

2008-08-28 15:00:44

By Dusty Saunders Cable and public television again was the place to be Tuesday night for political junkies. At 7:59 p.m., Virginia governor Mark Warner ended his keynote address and ABC, CBS and NBC joined convention coverage, thus assuring they'd be around for - as CBS' Katie Couric called it - "Hillary Clinton night." I'm old enough to have lived during Television B.C. (before cable) when the networks thought keynote coverage was important. Clinton's 22-minute address ended at 9:08...

2008-08-26 12:00:55

By Brian Stelter When Barack Obama accepts the Democratic Party's nomination on Thursday before a capacity audience of 70,000 at Invesco Field in Denver, an aerial camera will hover above the stadium turf, using a TV technique normally applied at football games. The special camera angle - and CNN's decision to spend close to $100,000 on it - shows the steps U.S. networks are willing to take to compete for viewers as the presidential campaigns move into the autumn. Even at a time of...

2008-08-26 00:00:24

By JESSICA HESLAM A crush of media that could reach up to 20,000 and will include a host of local broadcast notables is descending on Denver for this week's Obama Dem-fest - the biggest contingent of journalists ever to converge on the Mile High City. By comparison, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City drew 10,000 media members, while Pope John Paul II's visit to Denver more than a decade ago had 3,000. It adds up to mega-coverage, from print to online to TV and radio. The TV...