CNN’s Publicity Department - When CNN has something big cooking their publicity machine tends to go all out, but this week ratcheted things up to another level with the publicity for “God’s Warriors”. In addition to the usual blanket publicity campaign there was a concerted effort to reach out to the blogger community this time. Although the event was sort of scripted, with questions being submitted in advance rather than a free flow chat, just the fact that CNN tried this maneuver is notable.
Christiane Amanpour - This one is rather self-evident. You had to be living under a rock to not notice Amanpour’s profile this week.
Keith Olbermann - Though he was off Countdown most of the week, Olbermann’s name was all over the press with the announcement that NBC was going to run Countdown before the NFL preseason game Sunday night.
Geraldo Rivera - Whether it was mixing it up with Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, or Michelle Dellaroche, Rivera was front and center in the topic of illegal immigration this week.
FNC opens Studio E - Fox and Friends was the first show to debut in FNC’s brand new Studio E, but it won’t be the last. Up on deck, The Fox Report and Studio B (but will it still be called Studio B?)…
Tammy Haddad - Haddad was removed or resigned (depending on whose story you believe) as EP of Hardball this week. Haddad will still be a force in MSNBC’s D.C. Bureau but this was a definite prestige hit for her.