February 6, 2014 |
The ragin' Cajun is back. A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday. “James' successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News,” said Bill Shine , executive vice president of programming at Fox News. ”We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Carville, a Louisiana native who rose to prominence as a key player in Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, spent 11 years at CNN before he parted ways with the network in a major shake-up in early 2013, just days after the arrival of its new president, Jeff Zucker . (Carville's wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, also left at the same time, as did conservative pundit Erick Erickson.)
January 10, 2014 |
After the coffee. Before deciding if I should get a vanity plate. The Skinny: Just got my car registration renewal notice. Maybe I should get a vanity plate that says "MorningFix. " That way my groupies (I know you're out there) will have an easier time finding me. I'll be back in Pasadena today at the TV press tour to hear what CNN chief Jeff Zucker has to say but when I have any downtime I'm going to go back to reading about the Gov. Chris Christie scandal. I can't get enough it!
December 20, 2013 |
Katie Couric's high-profile return to daytime television is coming to an end. Couric and the Disney/ABC Television Group, which distributes her syndicated talk show, "Katie," said Thursday that it would end next summer after two seasons. The show airs in Los Angeles on the Walt Disney Co.-owned station, KABC-TV Channel 7. Pulling the plug on the show was a joint decision, the two parties said. "While production will continue on 'Katie' through June 2014, we've mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show," Couric and Disney/ABC said in a joint statement. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Ratings have been soft for the show, which launched in September 2012 amid fanfare.
December 18, 2013 |
Jay Leno, CNN might want to stick a press card in your hat. With his gig on NBC's "Tonight Show" wrapping up early next year, the 63-year-old comic is thinking about his next move. And published reports say that CNN boss Jeff Zucker has recently visited Leno, possibly to discuss coming over to the cable news network. It would be a reunion of sorts, since Zucker was Leno's boss when he ran NBC Universal. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times A CNN spokeswoman did not immediately return an email requesting comment.
November 20, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to give 'Nashville' another chance. The Skinny: It feels like Thursday but it's only Wednesday. Normally this would bug me, but I have so much work I'm trying to get done before next week that I'm actually kind of glad this week is dragging. Wednesday's roundup includes the end of Rupert Murdoch's marriage, a look at CNN chief Jeff Zucker's track record and MTV tones down a reality show about nurses. Daily Dose: The heavy spending Netflix has committed for original and acquired content has made some watchers of the company nervous.
November 6, 2013 |
CNN, the network that proved there is an audience for a 24-hour news channel, is struggling to hold onto viewers and stay competitive in the ratings race with Fox News and MSNBC. Fox has a solid hold on the top spot and has done it by being the relentless voice of opposition to President Obama and the Democratic Party. Though inconstant in the ratings department, MSNBC has created its own identity as the constant critic of Republicans, especially of the tea party variety. Meanwhile, CNN has stuck with its traditional format, delivering the news straight with no mixer of ideology.