President Obama Set For ‘Fallon’ Next Week

By | Friday April 20, 2012 @ 9:10am PDT

President Obama will make his first appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show when he appears Tuesday in a taped segment from the University of North Carolina. He is expected to discuss student-loan costs, which certainly … Read More »

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UPDATE: Michele Bachmann Demands & Receives Apology From NBC Over ‘Lyin’ Ass Bitch’ Intro On Fallon

By | Wednesday November 23, 2011 @ 9:29pm PST
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UPDATE 10 PM: Michele Bachmann has received an apology from NBC over the song choice flap during her appearance on the network’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday when the show’s house band performed the 1985 Fishbone song Lyin’ Ass Bitch while she was walking out on stage. … Read More »

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Was CBS News Blocking Michele Bachmann – Or Being Realistic About Her Candidacy?

By | Sunday November 13, 2011 @ 2:51pm PST

CBS News is denying the charge leveled by GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s campaign that the network showed anti-conservative bias yesterday. At issue is a private email about coverage plans for last night’s CBS News/National Journal debate. Correspondent John Dickerson … Read More »

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GOP Candidates Seeking Hollywood Help

UPDATE: TV and radio political pundit Dennis Miller on Monday announced that he’s endorsing Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and will headline a political fundraiser in Los Angeles. Miller also is making donations to the campaign and offering to write for … Read More »

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TCA: MSNBC Wants Cenk Uygur Back; Hosts Dish On Presidential Field

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

MSNBC Announces Multi-Year Contract With Rachel Maddow
MSNBC president Phil Griffin, appearing on the cable news network’s Tuesday panel at TCA alongside hosts Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell and Chris Matthews, said the door is still open to “Young Turk” Cenk Uygur, who abruptly left the network July 20. Griffin said he was surprised by the departure, although he does not feel that the host worked in the 6 PM time slot. “We wanted Cenk to stay at MSNBC; he fits our sensibility,” he said. “I don’t think all good people are going to succeed at 6 o’clock. We were working on a new contract to have him on the weekends; I was disappointed that he didn’t stay and hope we will work out that he comes back. … I have nothing bad to say about him. He was terrific.” Griffin said no decision has been made about putting Al Sharpton in Uygur’s former slot but that the civil rights leader “fits into MSNBC.” Read More »

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