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Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 12:57PM EDT
Meghan McCain makes an emotional return to The View, vows to continue her dad John McCain's fight
Source: The Daily Beast
“I have a lot of things to say and this is probably the only time I’m going to get a segment to myself to say it,” she began, thanking America for being kind to her family in the wake of her father's cancer battle and death.
Posted Tuesday 9/04/18 at 9:45AM EDT
CBS News requests removal from Charlie Rose sexual harassment lawsuit
CBS News says its three former employees suing Rose have no grounds for claims against the news organization because it can't be responsible for his alleged sexual harassment. ALSO: Charlie Rose made a rare public appearance at John McCain's funeral.
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 10:02PM EDT
NBC will re-air the John McCain-hosted SNL episode from 2002
Source: NBC Press Release
In a late schedule change, the network announced today that it will re-air the late senator's Oct. 19, 2002 Saturday Night Live episode with musical guest The White Stripes in full this Saturday at 11:29 p.m. McCain was the first sitting senator to ever host SNL.
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 Monday 8/27/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Will Meghan McCain appear on The View's season premiere following John McCain's death?
Next Monday's season premiere is two days after her father John McCain's funeral. An ABC spokesperson said: “We are taking our cues from Meghan, and her View family is ready to welcome her home as soon as she is ready."
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 7:52AM EDT
NBC News' special report on John McCain's death awkwardly cut to two flabby shirtless man dancing on America's Got Talent
Source: ET Canada
The clip of the awkward transition went viral on Sunday.
Posted Saturday 8/25/18 at 10:48PM EDT
John McCain dies: Meghan McCain shares heartfelt tribute to her late father
The View co-host tweeted "I love you forever - my beloved father" shortly after her dad died of brain cancer, four days shy of his 82nd birthday. In an emotional statement, she wrote that the former prisoner of war, presidential candidate, and U.S. senator "was a great fire who burned bright, and we lived in his light and warmth for so very long. We k now that his flame lives on, in each of u s. The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad -- but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us."
- Jimmy Kimmel, a former Arizona resident and former McCain constituent, tweeted: "America lost a real hero today. Condolences to @cindymccain, the McCain family and the Arizonans who were so fortunate to have the opportunity to vote for a man of principle. John McCain’s sacrifice and the sacrifices made by all our POWs and MIAs must never be forgotten."
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Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
The View fan John McCain "is extra obsessed with Whoopi," says Meghan McCain
“It cracks me up," Meghan McCain says of The View conversations she has with her U.S. senator dad, who is battling stage-four brain cancer.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 11:47PM EDT
HBO's John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls cared too much about spit-shining McCain's image rather than giving insight into his life
Source: The Outline
"The adulatory tone of the documentary’s description carries over to the film, which is almost entirely narrated by McCain himself and 'illuminates' very little other than that the senator thinks he kicks ass, and his friends and family agree," says Alex Nichols. "He’s a maverick, he sticks to his guns, he puts country above party — if you were alive in 2008, you know the drill. The whole endeavor of enshrining McCain’s life on film at this late a date is a bit paradoxical; the point is clearly to spit-shine his public image, but writing his own hagiography from his deathbed ends up making him appear insecure and self-involved. But this duality has always been central to McCain’s character. There is the soldier McCain, stoic and individualistic, and then there is the politician McCain, who would do just about anything to get positive media coverage."
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
MSNBC's Joy Reid apologizes to John McCain and responds to controversy over her old 9/11 conspiracy blog post
In old blog posts uncovered this week, the MSNBC host photoshopped McCain's head on the Virginia Tech shooter and promoted a video of a 9/11 conspiracy documentary that blamed the attacks on the U.S. government. Reid said in a statement today she believes Al Qaeda was responsible for 9/11. She also apologized to McCain. "Today I’m sincerely apologizing again," she said, noting "my evolution on many issues." She added: "I’m sorry for the collateral damage and pain this is causing individuals and communities caught in the crossfire. To be clear, I have the highest respect for Sen. McCain as a public servant and patriot and wish him and his family the best. I have reached out to Meghan McCain and will continue to do so. She is a former on-air colleague and I feel deeply for her and her family." ALSO: MSNBC says it is standing by Reid.
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 9:13PM EDT
MSNBC is keeping mum as more controversial Joy Reid blog posts emerge
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
HBO's John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls offers a definitive portrait of an extraordinary life
"Keenly aware that he's nearing the end, McCain and director Peter Kunhardt have left a guide to a figure described, for good or ill, as being the most influential non-president of the last half-century," says Brian Lowry of the documentary airing on Memorial Day. "The most striking aspect of this HBO production (whose subtitle comes from McCain's favorite book, the Ernest Hemingway novel, and arrives along with a new memoir) is McCain's serenity as he reflects on what he describes as 'an honorable life,' for which he expresses gratitude."
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 1:36PM EDT
HBO unveils the trailer for John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls
In the documentary premiering on Memorial Day, the U.S. senator from Arizona takes a parting shot at Washington. “We need to give the American people what they deserve and right now they’re not getting it,” he says.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 9:08PM EDT
HBO's John McCain documentary gets a title and Memorial Day premiere date
John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls debuts Monday, May 28.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
HBO is working on a John McCain documentary
HBO is getting unprecedented access to the ailing U.S. senator, who has been battling brain cancer. The documentary will cover everything from his 5 1/2-years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam to his 31 years as a senator to his 2008 presidential candidacy. “Through the years, John has rightly earned the reputation as an American hero,” says director Peter Kunhardt. “In the final chapter of his life, he is reminding this generation of what government can and should look like.”