Andrea Morabito is the Programming Editor for Broadcasting & Cable.
Lester Holt and Son Sharing Turkey, Anchor Desk for ThanksgivingTV news father-son duos aren’t uncommon in the business (think Mike and Chris Wallace, Bill and Willie Geist), but it’s not often you’ll see both hosting a newscast together. But that’s what NBC News anchor Lester Holt and his son Stefan will be doing the day after Thanksgiving, when the two will co-anchor the noon newscast at Stefan’s station NBC 5 in... More
Romney Calls Out TV Debate Networks in Explaining LossAfter losing the presidential election last week, Mitt Romney is out spinning why he failed to unseat Barack Obama. In addition to Romney calling out Obama policies like the DREAM Act and Obamacare that benefited Hispanics, as ABC News notes , he also criticized the TV networks that hosted primary debates, specifically CNN and NBC. According to audio from a call Romney held with donors on... More
Weather Channel's Jim Cantore Calls Covering Hurricane Sandy 'Uncharted Territory'When B&C last saw The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore at the network’s fall social a month ago, he was itching for the next big storm to cover. With Hurricane Sandy currently barreling down the East Coast, he has definitely found it. “It’s unprecedented. Uncharted territory,” Cantore said by phone from Battery Park City in lower Manhattan, where he has... More
Looking for Bits of ‘SATC’ in ‘Carrie Diaries’A prequel version of the iconic HBO series Sex and the City is bound to come with great expectations, and at an opening night screening and panel for CW’s The Carrie Diaries at the New York Television Festival on Monday evening, series star AnnaSophia Robb said it is still daunting to portray an iconic character like Carrie Bradshaw. “I didn’t know if I was supposed... More
The 3rd Debate: Schieffer Gets Out of the WayThird time’s a charm? Monday night’s third and final presidential debate seemed to be the first one in the 2012 election cycle where the talk during and after didn’t focus primarily on the moderator. That’s because CBS News’ Bob Schieffer took a mostly hands off approach in Boca Raton, Fla., more akin to the moderating of Jim Lehrer than Martha Raddatz.... More
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