Andrea Morabito is the Programming Editor for Broadcasting & Cable.
USA's Reality 'Moment'In The Moment , USA’s new reality series premiering on Thursday, April 11 at 10 p.m., ordinary people are given a chance to pursue their dream jobs and land an interview that could change their lives. For USA Network, the series will be a moment for it to determine if this type of uplifting, aspirational unscripted programming can work on the channel known for its one-hour dramas.... More
NYT: ‘Tonight Show’ May Return to New York in Fallon SuccessionThe Tonight Show succession rumor mill has been spinning for months now and on Wednesday The New York Times ’ Bill Carter reported that NBC has committed to having Late Night host Jimmy Fallon succeed Jay Leno and moving the program from Burbank, Calif., back to New York. Carter says the network has yet to complete the deal but it has been speculated that the succession would... More
Tapper Takes ‘The Lead’ of New CNN ShowWhy did CNN’s Jake Tapper want to be an anchor? For that the former ABC News correspondent cites a line from the 1987 film Broadcast News : “It’s because if I do it well then they’ll pay me more, and my life will be great and they’ll treat me better — that’s why.” In seriousness, Tapper says he jumped at the chance to anchor his own... More
Lauer On ‘Today’s Bad Press: ‘We Hate Being the News’In the final minutes of NBC News Group’s upfront presentation at the New York Public Library on Thursday afternoon, Today co-anchor Matt Lauer sidetracked briefly from thanking advertisers for their support of the show to address “what might be a teeny white elephant in the room.” “All of us in this room that work for NBC News, we love covering the news. We hate... More
Nets Break in to Cover News of New PopeThe Roman Catholic Church has a new leader. On only the second day of the papal conclave, the College of Cardinals selected a pope to succeed Benedict XVI. White smoke went up from the Sistine Chapel at 2:06 p.m. ET (7:06 p.m. in Vatican City) signaling the cardinals had reached a decision, with the broadcasters breaking in for special reports to cover the news. The networks stayed in... More
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