CNBC Suffers PR Blow After Ordering YouTube To Take Down Embarrassing Clip

By | Sunday July 21, 2013 @ 6:22am PDT

CNBC looked like a sore loser this week when it told YouTube to take down on “copyright grounds” videos from a Squawk Box interview with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). She was on to defend the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act, which would tighten regulations on banks, that she’s co-sponsoring with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and others. She forcefully, and gleefully, swatted away challenges from CNBC’s Brian Sullivan, Joe Kernan, and Amanda Drury. A clip went viral — with more than 700,000 views — after it was posted by video aggregator Upworthy as well as on Warren’s YouTube site. “It’s maybe the best example of the sort of matter-anti-matter reaction that happens when someone who actually knows some history and policy makes first contact with a gaggle of ignorant CNBC yakkers,” Talking Point Memo‘s Josh Marshall wrote. Columbia Journalism Review‘s Ryan Chittum called it “a TKO for Warren.” No wonder NBCUniversal’s copyright order smelled fishy. Read More »

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Ratings Way Down For CNBC’s Marquee Shows And Stars: NY Daily News

By | Sunday April 29, 2012 @ 11:37am PDT

The stock market may be up but CNBC‘s ratings are way down. The CNBC Ratingsproblem is not just that CNBC viewership levels are slumping essentially across-the-board. The New York Daily News obtained Nielsen numbers showing the network’s core … Read More »

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NYT’s Sorkin Joins CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’

This could be a blow to The New York Times’ mergers and acquisitions coverage, even though the author of Too Big to Fail will continue to write a column there and oversee its DealBook site. Sorkin is one of the best-known and well-sourced reporters on the deal beat. But his frequent appearances on shows including MSNBC’s Morning Joe suggest that Sorkin has been bitten by the showbiz bug — and Squawk Box had an empty chair since Monday, when Carl Quintanilla left to host Squawk on the Street. Here’s the note that SVP Nik Deogun sent to the staff: Read More »

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R.I.P. Mark Haines

By | Wednesday May 25, 2011 @ 7:38am PDT

The founding anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box and co-anchor of Squawk On The Street died unexpectedly at his home last night, the financial news network reports. Haines, who was 65, was a  ”building block” of the network, CNBC President Mark Hoffman … Read More »

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