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The (NSFW) Hazards of Live TV: #25,137

Posted in FBN on May 21, 2015 by icn2

We have our first ever (sort of) NSFW Hazard and it comes courtesy of FBN and some not very well thought out camera angles. I assume there’s an article on the other page and that’s why it was open…

(NSFW Hazard after the jump.)

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FBN Finally Goes Head to Head with CNBC in the Mornings…

Posted in FBN on May 11, 2015 by icn2

TVNewser’s Chris Ariens reports that FBN will be making a number of changes. The biggest one for me, the one that has bugged me for the past six years, is the network will finally be going toe to toe with CNBC in the mornings instead of continuing the pattern of nonsensical counterprogramming with something similar to Imus in the Morning.

TVNewser has learned exclusively that Maria Bartiromo‘s show will now air from 6am-9amET, followed by Stuart Varney anchoring from 9am-Noon. Neil Cavuto is moving from prime time and will host a new show called Cavuto Coast-to-Coast at NoonET.

Trish Regan, who joined FBN from Bloomberg in March, will anchor the 2pmET hour. TVNewser hears more changes will be announced this afternoon.

Obviously. There will now be a big hole in primetime to fill with Cavuto exiting to the noon hour.

Imus and FBN Part Ways…

Posted in FBN on April 27, 2015 by icn2

Capital New York’s Alex Weprin writes that Imus and FBN are parting ways…

A Fox Business executive familiar with the situation says that the move has been in the works since January. Imus decided to move to Texas full-time, and after telling his decision to Fox News and Fox Business C.E.O. Roger Ailes, the two sides decided to “amicably” part ways, given the need for the TV simulcast to originate from New York, the executive said.

FBN is also said to have been working on a new dayside business schedule since the decision was made and will be announcing a new lineup sometime in the coming weeks. Imus’ program airs from 6-9 a.m., an important pre-markets time period.

Trish Regan to FBN…

Posted in FBN on March 5, 2015 by icn2

TVNewser’s Brian Flood reports that FBN has signed Trish Regan…

TVNewser has learned that Fox Business Network has signed Bloomberg’s Trish Regan as an anchor and markets reporter. Her first day on FBN will be April 6. In addition to her role at FBN, Regan will also provide financial commentary across Fox News Channel programs and on FoxBusiness.com.

So who, if anyone, gets bumped outta the chair for Regan?

Setting the Record Straight…

Posted in FBN on March 2, 2015 by icn2

The Resident’s Rory Winston profiles Jamie Colby. It’s part of FBN’s push to highlight its hit “Strange Inheritance”, a show I have watched quite a bit and will continue to do so. There have been a lot of Colby profiles now and I haven’t noted them all but I have seen a recurring theme in some of them. And it re-appears here…

When the concept for Strange Inheritance came along both she and the network saw the show as a perfect fit for her. Jamie had the interdisciplinary background to make it work.

She may have had the interdisciplinary background to make it work but this is not an entirely accurate recounting of how this show originally came together. We have to go back a year ago to see why…

Fox Business Network has announced the development of an original alternative primetime program, “Strange Inheritance,” that will debut later this year. The half-hour documentary show, hosted by Tracy Byrnes, will showcase real-life stories of unconventional inheritances.

It wasn’t until later, when Byrnes had to withdraw from hosting the show, that Colby was named to host it.

Naturally, FBN isn’t going to want to play up the fact that Strange Inheritance was originally someone else’s show, especially since it’s a hit. If I was them I wouldn’t. So I can’t fault them for that. I can fault sloppy writers not doing their homework though. If you’re going to get into how this show came together, get it right.

Big Debut for Strange Inheritance…

Posted in FBN on January 27, 2015 by icn2

TV by The Numbers reports that FBN’s Strange Inheritance debut set records for the network last night… (via J$)

FOX Business Network’s Strange Inheritance debuted last night and became the highest rated program launch ever for the network. See below for more:

Kennedy Interview…

Posted in FBN on January 26, 2015 by icn2

Cosmopolitan’s Helin Jung interviews Kennedy on her new FBN show which premieres tonight… (via J$)

Tell me about the new show.

It’s a quirky political talk show where I get to keep an eye on people who are inhibiting others’ freedom and talk with interesting people about subjects that we find mutually fascinating, like music, parenting, economic liberty — the kind of stuff that you talk about with your good friends.

Will it feel like a late-night talk show?

It will definitely have a different and more casual vibe than a lot of stuff on the network. We’ll have a monologue, one-on-one interviews, a panel segment, game elements, man-on-the street stuff, and some segments with me taking on two or three people at a time who totally disagree with me, just because it sounds like a lot of fun. I think they’re really smart about where their audience is going and how they want to consume information. I’m happy to be a part of that. Throughout my career, I’ve been shut down a lot of times by people who wanted me to fit into a certain box, and that breeds a level of inauthenticity and a lack of employment! It’s really great at this point in my career to have someone say, “I believe in you. I want you to be able to express yourself as authentically as possible. Now go work your ass off and put on a good show.”

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