Last night’s Grammys–which the Observer liveblogged!–were dominated by Nashville (Lady Antebellum) and, surprisingly, Montreal (the Arcade Fire), but the pre-show was all Manhattan, as Anderson Cooper interviewed Lady Gaga for 60 Minutes. The interview covered very familiar ground: Gaga wore raw meat! She loves fame, and pursues it assiduously! She likes to be called Read More
There is absolute chaos in Cairo, Egypt. And the chaos has been lighting up Twitter, where the masses have relayed every small instance of horror, each time affixed with the hashtags #egypt and #cairo. It’s really a stunning mess over there.
But there are happy things too! Media is saved thanks to The Daily, and Read More
Anderson Cooper is more than just a newsman. He takes on the morning show crowd, hangs out with SJP at Fashion Week’s biggest runway shows, and generally extends himself well beyond the anchor’s desk.
And now he’s coming to Broadway, the AP reports. Or, at least his voice is! The CNN Read More
Anderson Cooper is getting ready to be on a first-name basis with with daytime television. Media Decoder reports that Warner Brothers has anointed America’s favorite silver-maned anchor’s talk show “Anderson.” It will begin next fall.
The release of the official name came with a list of 40 stations that have already signed up Read More
“Oh, I beg your pardon, sorry!” Tina Brown exclaimed to The Observer at the Diane von Furstenberg show yesterday. She was looking for her seat and, for a moment, had mistaken us for an assistant. “I’m not asking you for our seat assignment!” Ms. Brown did eventually find her placement — it was in the Read More
CNN and CBS are sizing each other up.
Negotiations between the two networks have broken down before over how CBS and CNN talent would fare in a partnership, according to New York‘s Gabe Sherman, but with Katie Couric’s contract up for renewal next year the timing is good.
CBS News has previously expressed Read More
Among the new wave of emo news anchors, Anderson Cooper originally made his mark in the summer of 2005, reporting on the myriad indignities springing from the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Next week, Mr. Cooper will return to the wellspring of his emotional outrage. CNN announced today that all next week AC360 will Read More
The Best of the Best from TV news interviews, July 11 to July 17:
“Body language Czarina” Tonya Reiman spoke to Fox News about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s blinking patterns and less animated hand gestures during the confirmation hearings.
U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd told CNBC’s John Harwood that he Read More
Shortly before taking the podium at the 2009 Matrix Awards ceremony honoring women in communications at the Waldorf Astoria on Monday, April 27, event emcee Meredith Vieira of NBC’s Today was explaining to the Daily Transom what female news anchors have over their male counterparts.
“You can’t totally stereotype it,” Ms. Vieira began, as if Read More
“It seems like the voices of our leaders and special interests and the media, they’re surrounding us.” Glenn Beck, one of America’s most popular television populists, was speaking to his audience on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, during an hourlong special. At this point, he was choking back tears. This was the money shot: Read More