Johnny Dollar has the video of the Red Eye gang invading The Big Story and burning Julie Banderas rotten…
July 15, 2007
Multichannel News’ Linda Moss writes about CNN increasing the number of documentaries it will produce…
CNN, treading on turf where Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel have staked claims, is ramping up its commitment to documentaries this year.
“We just saw it as an opportunity to put our unique fingerprint on an area that’s under represented on television, and it plays into our strategy to be the real news network and the best one in the world,” CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein said in an interview Sunday.
Earlier in the day, at the Television Critics Association tour, Klein announced that CNN will be offering up offer roughly 40 hours of breaking news specials and documentaries this year, an increase of 30% from the previous year.
Those documentaries will involve long-term projects and breaking-news specials done with a quick turnaround. “We committed ourselves a couple of years ago to really being a news channel, and that means covering the breaking news, and also providing more insight into what’s going on in the world,” Klein said.
The New York Post has a Q&A with CNBC’s Erin Burnett…
Q: Do you get stopped on the street and propositioned by your fans on Wall Street?
A: Oh God, no. People who recognize me from the show have stopped me a few times, but it doesn’t happen often. In New York, there are a lot of real celebrities running around.
Q: How much e-mail do you get from obsessed viewers?
A: It’s flattering that people notice you, but some of the stuff is just weird. It comes in but I don’t respond to it. I guess it just comes with the job. I actually get a lot of really thoughtful and insightful e-mails from hedge-fund managers and brokers.
The Los Angeles Daily News’ Tom Hoffarth writes about the demise of the Dan Patrick radio show and how Keith Olbermann was offered the slot…
Olbermann added that ESPN has “been terrific and I’m very torn” about whether to continue on the network radio show - either hosting it by himself, as the network has offered, or do a shorter version. He could also join Patrick somewhere down the road at another syndicated show.
“I don’t think with my other jobs I could give it as much as the company and listeners deserve,” the MSNBC “Countdown” anchor said of taking Patrick’s ESPN Radio spot. “Plus, my motivation has been working with DP. In short, we’ll see.”
The Tampa Bay Business Journal notes that WEDU will profile Greta Van Susteren…
It has been sixteen years since Van Susteren made her first television appearance as a CNN reporter covering the William Kennedy Smith trial. Now she hosts her own current affairs show, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.She hosts FOX News Channel’s daily On The Record program.
Van Susteren joins local program host Rob Lorei to discuss her roots, her 16 years on cable TV and what fuels the 24-hour news, on Friday, July 13th at 8:30 p.m. on WEDU; encore presentation on Sunday, July 15th at 12:30 p.m