The NY Post’s Michael Starr notes that Geraldo Rivera is devoting an entire episode of his “At Large” program to John Lennon on Thursday. Many people may not realize the close relationship Rivera had with Lennon in the 70s…
December 5, 2005
Cindy Adams caught up with Christiane Amanpour recently…
I asked CNN’s most traveled war correspondent, who flew in to accept an award and flew back to London same night, whether wifehood and mommyhood created for her additional urgencies. She said: “I am somewhat more concerned in terms of the dangers around me. More aware, yes. It’s not easy, but I do try to take a bit of extra caution. And reporting on abandoned or abused children now literally tears me apart.” Will she be limiting her travel to war zones? Smiled Christiane: “I leave for Iraq this week.”
Jossip needles Pipeline…
It’s CNN.com’s new video-on-demand service that, ahem, you have to pay for. For $2.95/month or $24.95/year, you get all the commercial-free CNN video clips you could ever want. Or you could log on to MSNBC.com and watch the same drab reports for free.
We’ll give you a minute to consider your options.
The New York Daily News’ Richard Huff notes that Stern is making the TV rounds in preparation for his jump to Sirius…
Howard Stern’s “Farewell terrestrial radio, hello Sirius Satellite Radio” tour will include an interview with the Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly.
Stern, who was scheduled to be on CBS’ “60 Minutes” over the weekend and will be on the “Today” show tomorrow and Wednesday, will also appear two nights with O’Reilly.
CNN issued a release today on the launch of its Pipeline service….
CNN.com today launched CNN Pipeline, an on-demand broadband video service designed to revolutionize the way people view news online. CNN Pipeline offers an unrivaled news experience by putting users in control of multiple live video streams, CNN’s video archives and on-demand news clips from CNN’s unmatched newsgathering operation around the world.
SFGate’s Tim Goodman has some observations regarding the future of the CBS Evening News…
The truly sad part about the rumors of Katie Couric becoming anchor of the “CBS Evening News” — now closing in on one year of whimsy in the ether, with six months to go — is not that the end result would be Katie Couric as successor to Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite.
It’s this: Katie Couric is not a revolution.
Wake us up when you get Oprah. Or import Keith Olbermann and “Countdown” from cable. Or burn the whole building down with Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” starting a synergy fire.
Cliff Kincaid bemoans the death of Connected: Coast To Coast, simultaneously beats up on and praises Rita Cosby, criticizes Chris Mathews (conveniently ignoring Mathews’ numerous attacks on Bill and Hillary Clinton in the 90’s in making his argument), jabs at Joe Scarborough, Greta Van Susteren, Shepard Smith, and Geraldo Rivera, offers advice to Rick Kaplan (trashing Fox News Watch and Eric Burns in the process), blasts Fox News Channel for airing that Global Warming special, and ridicules its hawking of X-mas merchandise (noting the ornament naming controversy as well). How CNN escapes Kincaid’s aim is a mystery to me….
My favorite show on cable news has been cancelled. MSNBC’s Connected Coast-to-Coast political talk show with Monica Crowley and Ron Reagan has been disconnected. I was on the show several times, pleased with the fact that the hosts permitted guests enough time to complete their sentences. It provided a serious forum for the discussion of hard news. Crowley is a knowledgeable conservative who never gave any ground to her liberal co-host, the pleasant but usually smirking Ron Reagan.