News & Current Events

Election Day 2012 TV coverage

Updated Nov. 6, 2012, 1:04pm CT It all comes down to this. After over a year of campaigning, Nov. 6 is Election Day in America, when citizens will finally (hopefully) know who will be the President of the United States for the next four years, as well as the results of various other Senate, House and local races and ballot initiatives. While other third-party presidential candidates are on some ballots, the result in the presidential race will either be the re-election of incumbent Democrat Barack Obama, or the election of his Republican challenger, Gov. Mitt Romney. Naturally, with a huge […]

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News & Current Events

Where to watch live Hurricane Sandy coverage

Updated Nov. 1, 2012, 3:38pm CT As Hurricane Superstorm Sandy bears down on the U.S. East Coast, here is where you can keep abreast of latest developments, whether you are in the affected areas or elsewhere. (Hurricane Sandy has now been classified as a Superstorm). RELATED: NBCUNIVERSAL NETWORKS TO AIR TELETHON FOR HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF RELATED: ABC DEDICATES “DAY OF GIVING” TO HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS ABC News — ABC News has its Extreme Weather Team dispatched up and down the storm zone, and tonight (Oct. 29) the network will provide comprehensive coverage across all of its broadcasts and platforms. There […]

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News & Current Events

Where to watch the 2012 Democratic National Convention

With the Republican National Convention winding down, it’s the Democrats’ turn to gather, with the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte Sept. 4-6. There they are expected to formally nominate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for a second term as President and Vice President of the United States. While there may be less drama than what transpired at the RNC (which had the threat of a hurricane, outbursts from Ron Paul supporters, etc.) you just never can tell what may happen. Several news outlets will be on hand to cover what does take place, and here’s […]

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Documentary

MSNBC premiering new documentaries on Romney and Obama

MSNBC’s Long Form unit will be premiering two new documentary specials chronicling the lives and political careers of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, in advance of their respective parties’ national conventions. The first one, Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate, premieres tonight, Aug. 24, on MSNBC at 10pm ET, just days before the Republican National Convention begins on Monday. This one-hour special is hosted by NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director Chuck Todd, and follows the former Massachusetts governor through the trials and tribulations of a prolonged 2012 presidential primary season as […]

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News & Current Events

Where to watch the 2012 Republican National Convention

Updated Aug. 29, 2012, 12:23pm CT Several news outlets will be broadcasting the 2012 Republican National Convention, which runs Aug. 27-30, at which Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (both pictured above, at an earlier date) are expected to receive the official nomination of their party for President and Vice President of the United States. (Since this event is being held in Tampa, you also might want to keep an eye on The Weather Channel, to see how Tropical Storm Isaac, which is currently heading toward the Gulf of Mexico, may impact the convention.) Among the notable headliners expected to speak […]

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Where to watch (and who to watch for): White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2012

Jimmy Kimmel is headlining the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this Saturday, the 98th installment of the venerable event that is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady, as well as many other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships and awards aimed at supporting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession. Last year’s event was notably headlined by Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers, and also featured President Obama getting in a few tweaks at Donald Trump, who at the time was mulling a presidential run while making […]

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Politics

TCA Summer Press Tour: MSNBC hosts predict the next president

By Ryan Berenz Follow @ChannelGuideRAB Before getting into Tuesday’s NBC Universal TCA panels, just have to mention what an awesome party NBCU threw at The Bazaar at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills last night. After grabbing some seafood hors d’ouvres, I found a table and sat down, and was joined shortly by The Singing Bee judge Ben Folds and his wife. I chatted with him, and talked about the Ben Folds Five show I remembered seeing at Milwaukee’s Summerfest about 12 years ago. Folds mentioned that he loves playing Summerfest. “That’s a pretty drunk crowd there,” he says. The man knows […]

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Talk Show

Glenn Beck bids farewell to Fox News Channel

We many never really know what went down internally that led to the end of Glenn Beck’s show on Fox News Channel, but the controversial, conservative host sure put one heck of a spin on things as he bid adieu yesterday. Once a ratings magnet with approximately 3 million daily viewers, Beck saw his ratings decline and his standing at Fox erode. His right-wing agenda, which mostly included rants against President Barack Obama, were viewed by many moderates and members of the media as over the top and a bit of an act. He oftentimes broke down in tears to […]

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Politics

Keith Olbermann re-enters cable news fray tonight

By Jeff Pfeiffer Like him or loathe him — and there seem to be few who fall in between — you can’t deny that Keith Olbermann has gotten attention throughout his career, whether as a sportscaster or as a political commentator. The fiery Olbermann’s passion and intellect cannot be questioned, though his strong independent streak (some would say bordering on anti-authority) has helped lead to his departures from several gigs over the years, most recently from MSNBC in January. In his last few months at the network, Olbermann seemed frustrated by the confinement he appeared to feel at not being […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Bidding farewell to the evening newcast

By Tom Comi There was a time when anchoring the evening news was the premier broadcasting job in the business. But with Katie Couric looking to step down from her perch at CBS, it begs the question as to what role broadcast networks actually serve in news nowadays. In the glory days of TV news, every TV journalist in the country aspired to helm the evening newscast on NBC, CBS and ABC. It wasn’t a temporary stop or stepping stone but rather a place where the elite of the elite stayed until they retired, passed away or were fired. Names […]