Latest Phil Griffin Stories

2011-02-23 09:54:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Network announced today the 12 honorees for the 3rd annual Character Approved Awards, in recognition of their innovation and cultural contributions. The Awards pay tribute to the visionaries and real "characters" from a cross-section of creative disciplines who are changing the face of American culture. USA Network created the awards to provide a national platform for important cultural influencers and to encourage a collective dialogue around...

2010-10-06 10:25:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- mono, the award-winning Minneapolis-based creative branding and advertising agency, today announces the new brand position, campaign and tagline for cable news giant MSNBC. The line, "Lean forward" is a simple, yet bold statement designed to impassion MSNBC's audience and urge them to engage with the issues of the day. The new campaign, based on a vision by MSNBC President Phil Griffin and the largest in the network's history, includes anthemic 60...

2010-04-19 09:44:00

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Revere America, an organization dedicated to advancing common sense public policies rooted in freedom and free markets, issued the following statement today regarding MSNBC's rejection of its new TV ad. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100414/DC86633 ) The ad, which can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YvuyE6gjKQ is running on other national news networks and in select local markets across the country. Revere America...

2009-01-12 21:00:00

President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration will be screened live in 27 U.S. theaters, MSNBC said Monday. The cable channel said it had reached a deal with Screenvision to put its coverage of the inauguration on 27 theaters in 21 markets, The Hollywood Reporter said. Admission will be free and tickets are being distributed at MSNBC.com. The programming will be presented from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. The arrangement gives MSNBC an opportunity to reach an audience in movie theaters, and it...

2008-12-20 13:08:55

MSNBC President Phil Griffin says he hopes former Hardball host Chris Matthews will stay with the U.S. TV network to host the political series. Griffin said while Matthews has been rumored to be considering a possible U.S. Senate run in his native Pennsylvania, he is confident the political pundit will remain with Hardball, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday. I've talked to Chris. I think he's going to be here for a long time, Griffin said. I want him to be here for a long time. Neither...

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...

2008-07-02 09:00:00

NEW YORK -- Phil Griffin, the NBC News executive who oversees MSNBC, is a coiled mass of energy who needs little provocation to do battle. Now he's got something to fight for. MSNBC is a player in the cable news competition in a way it hasn't been before. The surge in viewership created by the presidential campaign has benefited MSNBC more than Fox News Channel or CNN, and Griffin is pushing to consolidate those gains. Round-the-clock political talk is planned for the Democratic and...

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...

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