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Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 1:33AM EDT
John McCain's funeral will get "POTUS-level" TV coverage
CBS, NBC and ABC are all planning extensive coverage with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on the ground in Arizona ahead of Sunday's private funeral for the late U.S. senator. (CBS Evening News' Jeff Glor is off this week.)
Posted Friday 6/22/18 at 5:17PM EDT
Michelle Wolf calls out TV news shows for bringing on guests "just to get angry at them"
From CNN's Jake Tapper taking on Trump White House official Stephen Miller to Steve Bannon on ABC News' This Week, Wolf says TV news shows love to set up confrontations. “That’s how these beautifully crafted news dramas come together: You invite someone on your show because you know they’ll say something crazy, and you get to act outraged, and we all watch it and talk about it,” Wolf said on her new episode of Netflix's The Break. “It’s like one long brothel orgy from Game of Thrones, where you’re all getting paid and we’re all getting f*cked.”
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
George Stephanopoulos snagged the first sit-down non-Fox News TV interview with President Trump in 13 months
The president's interview with the Good Morning America anchor in Singapore about his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un marked the first time Trump has given an interview with a TV news outlet other than Fox News since he sat down with Lester Holt of NBC News in May of last year.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Why did Stephen Colbert conduct a better James Comey interview than George Stephanopoulos?
That Comey's ABC News interview was a one-hour exclusive primetime special might have played a role in it being lackluster, says James Poniewozik. "The Colbert interview with Comey was so much better than ABC's," he tweeted. "Maybe that's partly the benefit of going after all the initial headlines have come out. But it's also the diff b/w an interview that goes after ideas vs one going for bombshells."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:54AM EDT
ABC News is said to be focusing on its Good Morning America core anchors by cutting back on Lara Spencer
Source: Page Six
Spencer said to People magazine earlier this week that it was her decision to reduce her schedule from five to three days a week on the ABC News morning show. But Page Six reports that she is being sidelined so that GMA could focus on core anchors: George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Ali Wentworth jokes that husband George Stephanopoulos is the "last man standing" on morning TV
Wentworth calls her husband of 17 years a "stand-up dude." Wentworth says when the Good Morning America anchor first heard about Matt Lauer's button, he wanted one for himself. "He thought it would be great because he could keep everyone out of his way and just do his work,” said Wentworth.
Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 2:13PM EST
ABC's George Stephanopoulos lands the first post-firing interview with former FBI director James Comey
Stephanopoulos will sit down in mid-April with the former FBI director, whom Trump fired last May, as he promotes his new book A Higher Loyalty.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
George Stephanopoulos criticizes his ABC bosses for censoring “sh*thole”
“We’re not reporting the word right now, I think that’s probably a mistake,” Stephanopoulos said on Good Morning America. “I don’t think it’s right to censor the president or to sugarcoat the racist sentiment revealed by how he used that word in the meeting.” While other networks have used the word in their reporting, ABC World News Tonight instead said President Trump used “a profanity we won’t repeat.” ALSO: Watch Pauly Shore reenact Trump advisor Stephen Miller’s CNN interview.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 8:50AM EST
NBC fires Matt Lauer after a sexual misconduct complaint
An emotional Savannah Guthrie, along with Hoda Kotb, announced at the top of Wednesday’s Today show that Lauer had been fired from NBC following a complaint of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” Guthrie said she was "heartbroken" for herself and “heartbroken for Matt; he is my dear, dear friend and partner." before reading a statement from NBC News chairman Andy Lack. "As you can imagine we are devastated,” she said. In his statement, Lack said: "On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident."
- Page Six reports Lauer was accused of sexually assaulting a female NBC staffer during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014
- President Trump reacts to Lauer's firing, asks: "when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!"
- ABC's Good Morning America reacted to the news with George Stephanopoulos saying, “This is not over yet, we have a long long way to go"
- One year ago today: Lauer's contract was extended through 2018, at $20 million a year
- Reporters for Variety and The New York Times have been investigating Lauer for weeks -- Variety's Ramin Setoodeh tweeted, "There were multiple victims"
- Lauer was notified of his firing before going to bed last night
- Listen to Howard Stern, a close friend of Lauer's, react to the news -- Lauer appeared in the opening of Stern's Fox talk show pilot in 1987
- Brian Williams has outlasted Lauer at NBC News 2 1/2 years after Lauer grilled him on his lying
- In 2013, Katie Couric said on Watch What Happens Live Lauer would pinch her on the ass "a lot"
- Watch CBS This Morning cover the Matt Lauer story: “I have a sickening feeling of déjà vu,” said Gayle King
- Joe Scarborough fires back after President Trump uses Lauer’s firing to call for an investigation into the 2001 death of the former congressman’s staffer
- On Twitter, Lauer’s firing is being called karma for his ouster of Ann Curry
- Ann Curry had complained that she was undermined by the Today’s boys’ club atmosphere
- Lauer’s wife accused him of "cruel and inhumane" acts in 2006 when she filed for divorce, which was later withdrawn
- Al Roker looked devastated as he delivered his weather forecast
- Who should replace Lauer? Anderson Cooper? Willie Geist? Megyn Kelly?
- Megyn Kelly brought up Fox News' sexual harassment scandal, and said: "This one hits close to home"
- Kathie Lee Gifford calls for “forgiveness and mercy” for Lauer, and recalled her late husband Frank Gifford’s affair
Posted Monday 8/14/17 at 10:32PM EDT
Stephen Colbert gets screwed out of the 1st interview with The Mooch
Source: Page Six
“Nobody got him — but us,” Colbert said on last Wednesday’s Late Show, touting Monday’s exclusive booking of Anthony Scaramucci. But the short-lived White House communications director had already booked an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week for Sunday. PLUS: Mooch “appreciated the oppty” to visit Colbert, despite “a few scratches," and Colbert tells Scaramucci to "give me some Mooch."