Big news! Congratulations to all of you who helped… and had success! I thank you for your help. I received a call from the ombudsman for the Orlando Sentinel last night. You may recall from Monday’s blog that the paper last week made a very bad mistake about me. The newspaper’s ombudsman told me that the paper had reviewed Roger Moore’s column in which he took a swipe at me and determined that it was wrong. The newspaper says it “regrets the error” and I am assuming that regret for the error includes Roger Moore, the author of the false words and false suggestion about me. I much appreciate the call — and I appreciate it when people apologize. I accept this apology. It was wrong what was printed about me and wrong was suggested about me — but the paper has the integrity (an important trait) to step up to the plate, acknowledge it, and apologize.
November 11, 2005
MSNBC announced today that it will air a special one hour follow-up to a Dateline NBC episode. “Protecting Our Children Online: First Steps” airs Saturday, November 12th at 7 pm EST and Sunday November 13th at 9pm EST and will be anchored by Rita Cosby…
In the MSNBC special, which will follow a re-air of the “Dateline NBC” hour, Rita Cosby will examine in-depth the issues raised by “Dateline NBC’s” report to determine what the implications are for children. Parents will get valuable information from a range of experts on how to keep their kids safe on the Internet. Cosby will also talk to a producer of “Dateline NBC’s” report for a behind-the-scenes look at the story.
Well not really, but Anderson Cooper was sitting in for Regis Philbin this morning… (via FTVLive)
The NYPost’s Tim Arango wraps up News Corp.’s quarterly numbers including a big uptick in FNC …
Fox News Channel reported operating income growth of 64 percent as higher advertising sales more than offset the extra costs from covering Hurricane Katrina. Viewership was up 31 percent in primetime, despite coverage of the political conventions in the year ago quarter.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s Tim Goodman rants about a bunch of things today. Mainly MSNBC….
To the hundreds of people who have e-mailed asking where Aaron Brown is going to end up, now that Jonathan Klein has run him off of CNN (that’s Jon.Klein@turner.com in case you missed it the last time), we have no idea. You’d think Aaron might send us an e-mail or something. But no. In any case, we’re pretty sure he’ll land on his feet. If MSNBC had a brain (still being investigated), it might look to hire him. This from a network that just announced it will be adding a talk show from Maury “Spawn of Satan” Povich and his wife Connie “Mrs. Spawn of Satan” Chung.
Which begs the question, is MSNBC president Rick Kaplan trying to punish people who watch his channel? Exhibit A: Rita Cosby. (Yes, bashing her has become tiring even to us, but the other day she was wearing all pink and our TiVo didn’t cut off “Countdown” fast enough and, well, game back on.)