FNC’s weekend schedule is changing a bit from its regular weekend programming. Fox and Friends starts an hour early, The Cost of Freedom will be live. Studio B and The Fox Report will be anchored by Shepard Smith. Hannity & Colmes and On The Record will all air on Saturday and Sunday. The O’Reilly Factor will air on Sunday as well.
UPDATE: Updated the schedule with new information…
UPDATE 2: Corrected for innacurate information. Heartland with John Kasich will be airing at 8pm ET Saturday.
6 am - Fox and Friends Saturday
10 am - The Cost of Freedom (Live) with Neil Cavuto
12 pm - Weekend Live with Brian Wilson
2 pm - Fox News Live with Jamie Colby
3 pm - Studio B with Shepard Smith
4 pm - Fox News Live with David Asman
5 pm - Big Story Weekend
6 pm - The Beltway Boys/Fox News Watch
7 pm - The Fox Report Saturday with Shepard Smith
8 pm - Heartland with John Kasich
9 pm - Hannity & Colmes
10 pm - On The Record
11 pm - Journal Editorial Report/The Beltway Boys (r)
12 am - The Lineup (r)
The Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora will appear on Larry King Live tonight at 9pm ET. CNN released excerpt highlights from this interview which follow…
Prime Minister Siniora on speaking with President George W. Bush:
KING: We’re back with Prime Minister Fouad Siniora. He is in Beirut and we are in Los Angeles. And have you spoken, Mr. Prime Minister, to President Bush?
SINIORA: Yes, I did, actually, a few days ago. When he was in Europe I talked to him and that was following the trip I made to the United States and met with President Bush in May. And I sensed from President Bush real interest in moving towards real solutions.
I expressed to him my appreciation for the sympathy that he has expressed towards those who really died in Lebanon because of the Israeli aggression, and he expressed to me his desire in pursuing all efforts in order to reach a permanent solution for the problem that is being faced by Lebanon.
An emailer writes in…
So O’Reilly is not allowed to talk about kids mimicking celebrities in videos posted on MySpace.com during a war in the middle east… or so says Willie Geist… but Scarborough gets a free pass for doing a brief segment last night about celebrity gossip s— at the end of his program last night?
Um…. Ok! I think they need to be careful on this Beat the Press segment… they can’t go about criticizing FOX or CNN, and then have a poison pill do the exact same thing on the same network that is doing the criticism… very hypocritical.
UPDATE: The MSNBC board noticed this too…
On the Record’s 827,000 Demo was the biggest of the day. By comparison, Anderson Cooper’s Angelina Jolie interview brought in 615,000 Demo viewers.
P2+ Total Day
FNC - 1,188,000 viewers
CNN - 741,000 viewers
MSNBC - 305,000 viewers
HLN - 178,000 viewers
CNBC - 176,000 viewers
P2+ Prime Time
FNC - 2,192,000 viewers
CNN - 1,088,000 viewers
MSNBC - 436,000 viewers
HLN - 335,000 viewers
CNBC - 121,000 viewers
25-54 Total Day
FNC - 436,000 viewers
CNN - 312,000 viewers
MSNBC - 129,000 viewers
HLN - 74,000 viewers
CNBC - 51,000 viewers
25-54 Prime Time
FNC - 785,000 viewers
CNN - 384,000 viewers
MSNBC - 199,000 viewers
HLN - 114,000 viewers
CNBC - a scratch with 45,000 viewers
Though there’s been nothing official from MSNBC, ICN has heard from multiple sources that Meteorologist Sean McLaughlin’s last day at the network is tomorrow. McLaughlin is headed to Phoenix where he will apparenly be an anchor, Meteorologist, and reporter. Quite a gig if you ask me…
Johnny Dollar emailed in to note that Laura Ingraham will guest host on The O’Reilly Factor Friday…
CNN announced this morning that Anderson Cooper 360 will be coming from Beruit tonight…
Demonstrating CNN’s commitment to reporting all sides of the current conflict in Israel and Lebanon, Anderson Cooper returns to Beirut, Lebanon, today to anchor Anderson Cooper 360° live. As the first prime-time anchor to enter Beirut since the start of turmoil nine days ago, Cooper continues his reporting from the region which began in Israel on Friday, July 14, and then in Cyprus on Monday, July 17.
Cooper last reported from Beirut in March 2005, when he anchored his program following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Anderson Cooper 360° airs on CNN/U.S. each weekday from 10 p.m. to midnight (ET).
The New York Daily News’ David Hinckley writes about Sean Hannity’s fourth annual “Freedom Concert” tomorrow at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson, New Jersey…
Meanwhile, he’ll be at Six Flags Great Adventure to do the radio show live tomorrow from 3 to 6 p.m. The concert starts at 7, and his fellow singers will include Hank Williams Jr., Sara Evans and Lee Greenwood.
Also on hand will be Hannity’s friend Oliver North, who founded the Freedom Alliance, which provides scholarships for children of military personnel killed or disabled in the line of duty.
“We can’t ever forget that we have our freedoms because of these sacrifices made by our soldiers,” he said. “We’ve raised over $5 million for them. It’s one of the things I’m most proud of.”
Tonight on Countdown, Keith Olbermann noted that the New York Islanders fired GM Neil Smith and replaced him with goalie Garth Snow in a move that stunned the NHL and caused much bemusement. Frankly I don’t know what the Isles are thinking either. Keith went on a rampage about it. Transcript by me follows…
Tonight on Larry King Live, King’s guest, Amer Issa, received a cell phone call from his family live on air just as they had been evacuated from Lebanon to Cypress. Amer’s wife Rima was trapped in Lebanon with their 12-year-old daughter Farrah and their 9-year-old son Noureddine. Amer stayed back in Los Angeles. The three arrived in Lebanon June 15th and had were scheduled to leave August 19th. Issa feared that any delay in the evacuation of his 9-year-old son from Lebanon could mean his death because his son needs daily medication to prevent organ rejection after a liver transplant. But Issa’s wife spilled some of the medicine down the sink when a bomb recently shook her building leaving just a week’s supply. Transcript follows…
LARRY KING, CNN HOST: Before we check in with Senator Biden, Amer Issa has just heard from his wife, Rima. What is she saying?
AMER ISSA, WIFE EVACUATED FROM LEBANON: Actually, this is my daughter on the phone.
KING: Oh, your daughter. She’s there with her?
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