What’s on your mind?
Normally when I write about NBC surveys it concerns NBC News: VIPs. But there is another survey system out there…for CNBC. I don’t hear about this one nearly as often. Well a new one is out and it is a doozy. They don’t pull punches over there with their surveys. They want to know if you can’t stand their talent. Not sure how I’d feel about this kind of a survey if I was one of the subjects of the survey. And there’s another fishing expedition question regarding CNBC and opinion journalism.
What it all means? Who knows. If we start seeing talent moves on the network, then we know this survey was indicative that network brass are nervous.
CNN ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES SET TO LAUNCH IN 2015
High Profits Will Follow Two of America’s Marijuana Moguls as they Seek to Build a Franchise Empire
Continuing to build upon its successful original programming line-up, CNN today announced a new Original Series set to launch in 2015. High Profits joins Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, This is Life with Lisa Ling, Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe, The Hunt with John Walsh, and others as part of CNN’s acquired series programming.
In the newest CNN Original Series High Profits, viewers will meet Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire: two business-minded, dream seeking, relentless visionaries with a plan unlike any other – to franchise marijuana. The eight-part series, produced by Bat Bridge Entertainment, will grant exclusive access to the couple poised to be the first ever “moguls of marijuana.”
Politico’s Dylan Byers writes about an apology Carol Costello made/was forced to make (pick one) about commentary she made about the Bristol Palin police report audio…
CNN’s Carol Costello apologized on Thursday for joking about a police recording of Bristol Palin.
“Over the past few days I have been roundly criticized for joking about a brawl involving the Palin family. In retrospect, I deserve such criticism and would like to apologize,” Costello said in a statement to POLITICO.
On Wednesday, before playing a tape in which Bristol Palin describes an alleged altercation at a party in Wasilla, Alaska, Costello said, “This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across. Well, come across in a long time anyway.”
In the tape, Palin is heard describing what happened to her after she confronted someone she accused of pushing her sister.
“So we were in a limo. I walk back up. “Did you push my sister?” And some guy gets up, pushes me down on the grass, drags me across the grass. “You slut, you f—ing c—, you f—ing this.” I get back up, he pushes me down on the grass again,” Palin said, according to the recording. “And he pulls me by my f—ing feet. And he’s the one that’s leaving and I have my 5-year-old, they took my $300 sunglasses, they took my f—ing shoes, and I’m f—ing just left here?”
After the tape, Costello said “the long bleep was my favorite part.”
“We should point out that no charges were filed in this incident and in a Sept. 19th Facebook post, Sarah Palin defended her daughter, writing part — writing in part, quote, ‘I love my Bristol. I have to say, this is a proud mama. My kids’ defense of my family makes my heart soar.’ You can thank me later,” Costello said.
TVNewser’s Chris Ariens reports that New Day Meteorologist Indra Petersons was a casualty of last week’s layoffs at CNN…
As part of the workforce reduction at CNN, New York-based meteorologist Indra Petersons will be leaving the network, TVNewser has learned. All shows will now rely on CNN Weather in Atlanta, led by meteorologists Chad Myers and Jennifer Gray.
It should be noted that CNN has really de-emphasized weather lately so combine that with New Day’s woes and it’s not surprising to see Petersons get cut…
Al Jazeera America (1)
AL JAZEERA AMERICA DEBUTS “INFORMANTS,” NEW INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARY EXPLORING THE SECRET WORLD OF FBI INFORMANTS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 AT 10PM ET/ 7PM PT
Find Al Jazeera America near you: http://www.aljazeera.com/getajam
“It literally boils down to: if you cannot find terrorists within the Muslim community, make terrorists. Create terrorists.”
— YASSIR FAZAGA, Imam, Orange County Islamic Foundation
NEW YORK, October 22, 2014 – “Al Jazeera Investigates: Informants,” a new hour-long documentary from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit that delves into the secret world of FBI informants’ counterterrorism activities, premieres Monday, October 27 at 10pm ET/6 pm PT. “Informants” will repeat Tuesday, October 28 at 1am ET/10pm PT and 10am ET/7am PT, Monday, November 3 at 10pm ET, Tuesday, November 4 at 1am ET and 11am ET.
Digiday’s Eric Blattberg writes about Bloomberg’s digital video business…
Bloomberg Media’s digital video investments are beginning to pay off.
Half a year has elapsed since Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith called digital video “a golden asset,” promising “large bets” on video content and distribution as part of “a new direction” for Bloomberg’s media business. Since then, video has increasingly taken center stage on Bloomberg’s digital properties — and viewership has spiked.
Paul Marcum, a former GE marketing executive Smith hired in December, is responsible for much of that growth. After a brief stint as Bloomberg’s head of digital innovation, Marcum has served as the business publisher’s head of digital video, overseeing its video content, distribution channels and partnerships. The new role couldn’t have come at a better time, he said.
“What we are seeing now is a new ubiquity of video, especially on desktop,” Marcum told Digiday. “Users are increasingly accepting video as an integral part of their experience.”