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December 16, 2011 | By Lolly Bowean, Chicago Tribune
Conservative correspondent Tucker Carlson has bid on and won a dinner with controversial Vietnam-era radical Bill Ayers in a fundraiser for the Illinois Humanities Council, the group confirmed today. As part of the auction item, Carlson, of Fox News and The Daily Caller, will have dinner with the former college professor who has written about helping with bombings at the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and other government sites. There are no plans to record the dinner, which will include up to six people and cost Carlson $2,500, said Kristina Valaitis, executive director of the Humanities Council.
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December 16, 2011 | By Lolly Bowean, Chicago Tribune
Conservative correspondent Tucker Carlson has bid on and won a dinner with controversial Vietnam-era radical Bill Ayers in a fundraiser for the Illinois Humanities Council, the group confirmed today. As part of the auction item, Carlson, of Fox News and The Daily Caller, will have dinner with the former college professor who has written about helping with bombings at the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and other government sites. There are no plans to record the dinner, which will include up to six people and cost Carlson $2,500, said Kristina Valaitis, executive director of the Humanities Council.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2005 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Tucker Carlson, the bow-tied conservative known best for his stint on CNN's now-canceled "Crossfire," returns to cable news today with a new prime-time show on rival cable channel MSNBC. "The Situation With Tucker Carlson" features the commentator and a rotating panel -- for now, Rachel Maddow of Air America and radio talk-show host Jay Severin -- opining on up to 20 stories an hour in a rapid-fire, freewheeling format. The show will air at 9 p.m. weekdays on the East Coast, repeated at 10 p.m.
NEWS
May 10, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Outrage alert: Some conservatives have a beef with Michelle Obama’s invitation to a rapper who once called for the “burn”-ing of George W. Bush to perform this week at White House event. Hip-hop artist Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., a Chicago native who goes by the name Common, will be part of a poetry program Wednesday night. President Obama is expected to attend. The Daily Caller, a conservative news site launched by Tucker Carlson, has helped spearhead the controversy over the rapper.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2005 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
Speculation about "Crossfire" co-host Tucker Carlson's new career move may end sometime this week with an announcement by either MSNBC or his current employer, CNN. The right-leaning commentator became a hot commodity at the end of 2004 when his contract with CNN ran out. MSNBC spokesmen confirmed reports that the network was courting the talk show host to fill its 9 p.m. slot, which Deborah Norville will vacate in mid-January.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2004 | Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writer
Tucker Carlson's new TV show doesn't debut until tonight, but it is already drawing complaints. "Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered" arrives freighted with being the first in the Public Broadcasting Service's plans to air shows with more political diversity -- critics call that code for more conservatives. Despite not having seen the show, which premieres tonight in prime time in many cities and at 12:30 a.m.
NEWS
February 3, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Tucker Carlson, whose "Crossfire" show on CNN has been canceled, will move to rival cable news outlet MSNBC and host a prime-time program, the channel said Wednesday. MSNBC said the new show is in development and did not offer a description. It will premiere in the spring. Carlson will continue hosting his weekly PBS show, "Tucker Carlson Unfiltered."
OPINION
October 5, 2002
Re "CNN Is Anything but Mickey Mouse," Commentary, Oct. 1: Cheers to Ken Bode for pointing out that CNN is the network the world turns to to cover real news, especially foreign news. If Ted Turner does return, he should fire all the yahoos who have tried to clone the Fox News Channel. The direction that CNN has taken since the AOL merger leaves this former CNN junkie desperately longing for the old CNN. "Crossfire" (without Tucker Carlson) and "News- Night" are the only programs worth watching without reaching for the vomit bag. Frederique N. Sol New Rochelle, N.Y.
NEWS
January 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
CNN said goodbye to pundit Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, and with him likely the "Crossfire" program that has been the granddaddy of high-volume political debate shows on cable television. CNN will probably fold "Crossfire" into its other programming, perhaps as an occasional segment on the daytime show "Inside Politics," said Jonathan Klein, who was appointed in late November as chief executive of CNN's U.S. network.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2005 | Associated Press
MSNBC will shift Tucker Carlson's low-rated talk show out of prime time in much of the country, moving it to 11 p.m. on the East Coast and 8 p.m. on the West Coast. Ex-Fox News channel anchor Rita Cosby will fill his time slot. Since its debut June 13, the bow-tied conservative's show has averaged 201,000 viewers, 25% fewer than its time-slot predecessor, "The Abrams Report," had in May, according to Nielsen Media Research.
SPORTS
January 10, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Dan Gilbert might want to reconsider.? Last summer, after LeBron James famously announced that he was taking his talents to South Beach, the Cleveland Cavaliers owner guaranteed his team would win an NBA championship "before the self-titled former king wins one. " ? His comments are more laughable now than they were then, if that's possible, with the Cavaliers lugging the NBA's worst record into Tuesday night's game against the Lakers.? As for James and the Miami Heat, they might have a more difficult time dispatching Blake Griffin and the young Clippers on Wednesday night than they did the Lakers last month.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2008 | Matea Gold
MSNBC is bumping Tucker Carlson's low-rated eponymous afternoon show and replacing it with a political news program anchored by David Gregory called "Race for the White House," the network announced Monday. Gregory, who will continue as chief White House correspondent for NBC News, will report on presidential politics and lead discussions about the 2008 race in his new show, which will air at 3 p.m. PT. The program will replace "Tucker" on March 17. Carlson will remain at MSNBC as a senior campaign correspondent.
OPINION
September 12, 2006 | JOEL STEIN
I FEEL LIGHT, delicate. I am in Tucker Carlson's arms, as he leads me around the dance floor. He is holding my hands and teaching me to quick step. "Normally I would have trouble touching an L.A. Times columnist," he says. "But this show has broken down all my normal defenses." Carlson is practicing his moves at the 3rd Street Dance studio for tonight's season debut of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2006 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
Sometime between the Israeli-Hezbollah cease-fire and the arrest of a suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying last week, a story of grave national import broke on the newswires. Yes, MSNBC host Tucker Carlson will waltz -- or perhaps tango, lambada or funky-chicken -- across our screens as a contestant on the upcoming season of ABC's reality competition "Dancing With the Stars."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2006
SO MSNBC is mired in third place among all-news cable networks ["A New Look for Its News at MSNBC," by Scott Collins, June 12]. Gee, it couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that four of their five evening programs are hosted by conservatives (Tucker Carlson, Joe Scarborough, Chris Matthews, Rita Cosby). Competing with Fox News for right-wing viewers is a fool's errand. Since many people believe the media are liberal anyway, why doesn't MSNBC simply go ahead and try a mostly liberal lineup?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2005 | Associated Press
MSNBC will shift Tucker Carlson's low-rated talk show out of prime time in much of the country, moving it to 11 p.m. on the East Coast and 8 p.m. on the West Coast. Ex-Fox News channel anchor Rita Cosby will fill his time slot. Since its debut June 13, the bow-tied conservative's show has averaged 201,000 viewers, 25% fewer than its time-slot predecessor, "The Abrams Report," had in May, according to Nielsen Media Research.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2004
Re "On the Other Side of the Desk, Stewart Puts the Jokes Aside," by Lynn Smith, Oct. 18: You have an astoundingly inaccurate quote from Tucker Carlson: "But saying, [attributes this quote to Stewart] 'The people are sick of politics. The people want answers, solutions, not debate' was banal. It was trite. I thought of him as this original thinker. This was boring. Commonplace." Hmmmm. Now let's see what Jon Stewart said, per the CNN transcript: "But the thing is that this -- you're doing theater, when you should be doing debate, which would be great."
NEWS
May 10, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Outrage alert: Some conservatives have a beef with Michelle Obama’s invitation to a rapper who once called for the “burn”-ing of George W. Bush to perform this week at White House event. Hip-hop artist Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., a Chicago native who goes by the name Common, will be part of a poetry program Wednesday night. President Obama is expected to attend. The Daily Caller, a conservative news site launched by Tucker Carlson, has helped spearhead the controversy over the rapper.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2005 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Tucker Carlson, the bow-tied conservative known best for his stint on CNN's now-canceled "Crossfire," returns to cable news today with a new prime-time show on rival cable channel MSNBC. "The Situation With Tucker Carlson" features the commentator and a rotating panel -- for now, Rachel Maddow of Air America and radio talk-show host Jay Severin -- opining on up to 20 stories an hour in a rapid-fire, freewheeling format. The show will air at 9 p.m. weekdays on the East Coast, repeated at 10 p.m.
NEWS
February 3, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Tucker Carlson, whose "Crossfire" show on CNN has been canceled, will move to rival cable news outlet MSNBC and host a prime-time program, the channel said Wednesday. MSNBC said the new show is in development and did not offer a description. It will premiere in the spring. Carlson will continue hosting his weekly PBS show, "Tucker Carlson Unfiltered."
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