Fox News Supports CNN Lawsuit Against White House

Fox News was the first television network to announce an intention to file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting CNN.

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Published on November 14, 2018 at 9:04 am by mikedup

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 14th

It’s the date of birth for actors Dick Powell, McLean Stevenson (pictured), Josh Duhamel, Betsy Brandt, Rosemary DeCamp, and Brian Keith, and singers Martha Tilton, Morton Downey and Johnny Desmond.
Chicago radio station KYW was the first to air a professional opera as it was being staged;
the BBC began domestic radio service;
the Go-Go’s made their national TV debut as guests on NBC’s Saturday Night Live;
and the Dave Clark Five performed ‘Over & Over’ on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show.
It’s the day Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra recorded their legendary ‘Opus #1′;
Eddie Fisher recorded his 3rd #1 hit ‘Oh My Pa-Pa.’
And the date we lost America’s first news anchor who did yeoman work on both radio & TV, Robert Trout of CBS News.
ALL the milestones for Nov. 14th INSIDE.

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Published on November 13, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

America’s Most Trusted TV News Anchors Revealed (Exclusive Poll)

According to a new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult survey of about 2,200 adults, NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt is the most trusted television news personality in America, trusted “a lot” by 32 percent of respondents and “some” by 30 percent.

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Published on at 12:20 pm by Ron Robinson

CNN Sues White House Over Jim Acosta Press Pass Suspension

“If left unchallenged, the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers elected officials,” CNN said of the decision to suspend Acosta’s “hard pass.”

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Published on at 7:41 am by mikedup

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 13th

Happy Birthday to Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Noth, Steve Zahn and Peter Arnett..
Arturo Toscannini led the NBC Symphony in its first radio broadcast;
the North West Territories got its first radio station as CJCD Yellowknife debuted;
Izzy Asper’s Canwest Global launched a $636-million takeover bid for Vancouver’s Western International Communications;
the 200th episode of ‘Frasier’ ran on NBC-TV;
and Canadian impressionist Andre-Philippe Gagnon (pictured) guested with Johnny Carson on NBC’s ‘Tonight Show.’
The New Vaudeville Band performed their hit ‘Winchester Cathedral on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show, while Sonny & Cher reunited to perform ‘I Got You Babe’ on David Letterman’s late night NBC show.
ALL the milestones for Nov. 13th INSIDE.

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Published on November 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95

The feisty writer, editor and publisher was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four — ’nuff said.

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Published on at 12:36 pm by Ron Robinson

Leafs’ Voice Joe Bowen Called to HOF Broadcast Wing

Bowen had a front seat to the wild Leaf 1980’s era in which just about everything happened except a Stanley Cup. Bowen survived the surly Harold Ballard, many white knuckle plane trips, a series of unpredictable colour analysts from Bill Watters to Jim Ralph and a few brushes with getting fired.

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Published on at 11:20 am by Ron Robinson

KiSS FM Seattle’s Full New Lineup Announced

“We are building SEATTLE’s next great morning show and looking to add to the CARLA MARIE AND ANTHONY cast. While we are flooded with local SEATTLE entries, anyone nationwide is open to apply with a :60 video at www.kissfmseattle.com”

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Published on at 8:28 am by boredop

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 12th

Happy Birthday to Neil Young, Al Michaels, Ryan Gosling and Megan Mullally.
It’s the day Vancouver’s Red Robinson began his 60+ year radio career at CJOR AM600;
San Francisco’s clear channel KPO became KNBC (now KNBR);
Winnipeg got the city’s first private TV station;
the BBC aired TV’s first gardening show;
ABC-TV aired the 100th episode of ‘Full House’;
and Bon Jovi performed on NBC-TV’s Today Show.
Brenda Lee was on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ to sing ‘Fool #1′;
and Foo Fighters made their 4th appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
Bowing out this date were Eve Arden (pictured) of ‘Our Miss Brooks’, Penny Singleton of ‘Blondie,’ and Dave Willock of scores of light comedy supporting roles,
ALL the milestones for Nov. 12th INSIDE.

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Published on November 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

RIP Winnipeg-born Douglas Rain, Stratford Pioneer & Voice of HAL 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Rain trained at the Old Vic Theatre in London, performed in a host of Shakespearean plays at the Stratford Festival and received a Tony Award nomination in 1972 for his turn opposite Claire Bloom in Robert Bolt’s Vivat! Vivat Regina!.

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Published on at 6:13 pm by clockwatcher