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Shake-ups in the world of cable news

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 30th 2007 8:40PM

Nancy GraceThe latest from the land of CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News:

1. Jeff Greenfield is leaving CNN. He's going over to CBS to become part of their Election 2008 (or whatever CBS is calling it) coverage. The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz says that Greenfield hasn't been too happy with the way CNN has been using him lately.

2. Dan Abrams to lose his title at MSNBC. Last year he got a promotion from on-air host/analyst to general manager, but it looks like Abrams will lose that title when the cable network moves from New Jersey to 30 Rock in NYC. The move probably won't happen until the end of the year.

3. Nancy Grace and John Gibson news. Both of their shows (Grace on CNN Headline News and Gibson over on FOX News) had "Breaking News" reports that Michael Jackson was really ill in the hospital, when he actually is just a little sick and not in the hospital at all. Yet more evidence that the "Breaking News" and "This Just In" and "Developing News" graphics are waaaaay overused. Don't the networks use judgment anymore?

[via TV Newser]

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agentmichaelscarn

THIS JUST IN!!!!!

Watch as we uncover what movie Anna Nicole rented in her hotel room the night before she died... and did it play a role in her death... perhaps lead us to the real father of her baby?...

No? What if we interviewed a guy who happened to be watching TV when the story first broke?

SHOCKING!!!!!!


(And this, my dear friends, is why "The Daily Show" won the Peabody award for best news programming. Don't get me wrong, I love "TDS", but it is a sad and pathethic day when a comedy [fake-ish] news program wins an award like this.)

April 01 2007 at 1:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TomB

I read that Jeff Greenfield is good friends with the new EP at CBS news and that this move was anticipated.

March 31 2007 at 3:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ac

Why would you put a picture of Linda Blair in the Exorcist for this article? Oh wait thats Nancy Grace my bad...

March 31 2007 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jon

Nancy is a goddess in that news world of dweebs

http://artoftelevision.blogspot.com/2007/03/because-we-love-nancy-grace.html

March 31 2007 at 2:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Preston

I think that they did the breaking news on Michael Jackson, because he's a major superstar to a lot of us. He's been recording a new album and a lot of us are anticipating it. He was in Japan a few weeks ago to meet and greet with fans. Don't know if it's the jetlag or all that flying that caused him to get sick.

March 31 2007 at 1:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mb

Bob,

Re: #2 Dan Abrams

You did not say that FTVLive predicts it and MSNBC denies it- per TV Newser.

March 31 2007 at 12:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jon

On a somewhat unrelated note, with MSNBC shooting in the same building as "30 Rock", there is so much comedy possibility there. They already have intertwined Conan with their little world. Imagine a 24-hour news network just three floors above.

March 30 2007 at 10:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

Nacy Grace is great! Without her there would be fewer jokes around TV.

Dan Abrams is a loser, I hate him. How is not being on the air anymore a promotion?

March 30 2007 at 9:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RedStarRevolution

Nancy Grace is a cancer on the news world, society, and the human race as a whole. Period.

March 30 2007 at 9:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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