Marisa Guthrie is a senior reporter for Broadcasting & Cable.
CNN's Sanchez Blasts Jon Stewart; says Jews 'Run' MediaUPDATED: CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has been fired from the network, CNN announced late Friday afternoon, after making controversial comments on Pete Dominick’s SiriusXM radio show Sept. 30. “Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well,” CNN said in a statement. The network will broadcast CNN Newsroom from... More
Welcome to CNN, Mr. JautzThis is probably not the news Ken Jautz wanted to get on his second day on the job as the new executive VP of CNN. The network’s third quarter ratings report contains an ignominious highlight: Anderson Cooper 360 , the only primetime program that has yet to come in for an overhaul on the channel, posted its lowest tune-in ever for both total viewers (582,000) and the 25-54... More
'Supernanny' for the UnemployedWith the country reeling from record unemployment rates and many families teetering on the precipice of foreclosure, primetime television can often look like a therapy session. WE TV’s Downsized , CBS’ hit Undercover Boss , NBC’s upcoming School Pride and the current iteration of The Apprentice featuring a kinder, gentler Donald Trump all reflect the current... More
The Man Who Will Make 'American Idol' Sing AgainCould Jimmy Iovine be the next Simon Cowell? A pop music king-maker, Iovine is the chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. He’ll be the “in-house” mentor for American Idol ’s aspiring superstars, effectively ending the rotating mentor program that has seen everyone from Harry Connick, Jr., to Miley Cyrus and Jamie Foxx (whose sketch comedy show is set to... More
Larry King's Long GoodbyeLarry King’s long goodbye begins in earnest this week with some “final” interviews. Barbara Walters is King’s guest on Tuesday (Sept. 21) and Jerry Seinfeld will be there Thursday (Sept. 23) when the comedian will reveal “one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets,” the CNN press release teases. Tonight (Monday, Sept. 20), King talks with former... More
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