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  • America is fed up of me: Morgan to quit CNN job

    02/23/2014 5:48:16 PM PST · by Baynative · 97 replies
    The Times-UK ^ | Feb 24, 2014 | Will Pavia
    Three years after he launched himself on an unsuspecting American public as a prime-time interrogator of politicians and celebrities, Piers Morgan has admitted defeat in the nightly ratings battle and plans to step down from his CNN show.
  • Piers Morgan and CNN Plan End to His Prime-Time Show

    02/23/2014 4:27:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 92 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, February 23, 2014 | David Carr
    There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC. It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a...
  • Hollywood ponies up to help out Feingold in tough re-election fight

    09/25/2010 3:02:10 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9-25-10 | Susan Crabtree
    Some of Hollywood’s most recognizable names are digging into their deep pockets to help Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold, one of the Senate’s most reliably liberal voices — and a top Republican target this fall. Among Feingold's contributors are filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Harvey Weinstein, actors Michael Douglas and Edie Falco, as well as NBC’s Jeffrey Zucker, music executive David Geffen, and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife, Marilyn, according to Writer and producer Tom Fontana, creator of the television series “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Oz,” also ponied up for Feingold, as did actress Kathryn Erbe, who has...
  • NBC Universal to Slash Costs In News, Prime-Time Programs (MSNBC relocating)

    10/19/2006 1:16:20 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 1,649+ views
    Excerpts - NBC Universal is slashing its news budget and abandoning high-cost dramas in the 8 p.m. hour, paring expenses in traditional television as viewers and advertisers flock to new kinds of media. ~ snip ~ Operations for the cable-news channel MSNBC in Secaucus, N.J., will be shuttered and moved to Rockefeller Center in Manhattan and another facility in New Jersey. ~ snip ~
  • MEDIA MATTERS 'Minuteman'-like murderers convicted on 'Law & Order' (Hollywood Left Alert)

    11/17/2005 11:59:38 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 37 replies · 1,158+ views ^ | November 16, 2005 | Joe Kovacs
    Two members of a civilian border-patrol group similar to the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps were depicted as guilty of murder in tonight's episode of NBC's "Law & Order."
  • MEDIA MATTERS NBC painting Minutemen as murderers of illegals? (Hollywood Left Alert)

    11/16/2005 5:09:34 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 23 replies · 779+ views ^ | November 16, 2005 |
    Is NBC accusing the Minutemen, the civilian border-patrol group, of murder? That's the charge of the group's president, Chris Simcox, who points to a commercial for tonight's "Law and Order" episode dealing with illegal immigration. Simcox has sent a letter to NBC demanding the network "cease and desist" airing the promo. According to Simcox's Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, the promo includes the following verbiage: