CNN boss Chris Licht knows his morning show 'needs to improve' regardless of past Don Lemon drama, sources say
CNN insiders tell Fox News Digital Chris Licht knows his marquee morning show is in a rough patch as co-hosts Don Lemon and Kaitlan Collins are making headlines for a past dust-up.foxnews.com
Don Lemon Breaks Down While Announcing CNN Colleague’s Death
CNNRevealing to CNN viewers that longtime investigative correspondent Drew Griffin had passed away after a long battle with cancer, CNN This Morning anchor Don Lemon broke down in tears on Monday morning.Griffin, who spent nearly two decades with the network’s investigative unit, died on Saturday. During his time at CNN, he was repeatedly honored for his reporting, winning the Murrow, Emmy, and Peabody awards. His dogged investigative work regularly had a profound real-world impact.His investiganews.yahoo.com
CNN Axes Its Morning Show in Yet Another Shakeup
Mike Coppola/Getty; Jemal Countess/Getty; Mark Wilson/GettyCNN has finally unveiled what will happen with its morning show New Day: It’s over.Instead, the network announced anchors Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow, and Kaitlan Collins will lead a “reimagined” morning show later this year.“There is no stronger combination of talent than Don, Poppy and Kaitlan to deliver on our promise of a game-changing morning news program,” CEO Chris Licht said in a statement. “They are each uniquely intelligent, reliabnews.yahoo.com
Chris Cuomo Throws His Bestie Don Lemon Under the Bus in Pursuit of CNN Cash
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Instagram/TwitterChris Cuomo’s bromance with Don Lemon appears to be completely over, taking an especially ugly turn Wednesday when the disgraced anchor threw his former CNN “brother” under the bus in an effort to extract $125 million from the network.Cuomo demanded the nine-figure sum from CNN in an arbitration filing, claiming damages for breach of contract, lost wages, and what he alleged was an assassination of his character following an unews.yahoo.com
Kellyanne Conway memoir 'Here's the Deal' coming out May 24
Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has a memoir out May 24: “Here’s the Deal” is billed by her publisher as a look beyond the headlines of the Trump administration and her family life, including her husband and prominent Trump detractor, George Conway.
Don Lemon hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve celebration and his comments went viral on social media
CNN host Don Lemon reprised his New Year’s tradition of hosting an entertaining event during the network’s New Year’s Eve […] The post Don Lemon hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve celebration and his comments went viral on social media appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Biden says getting COVID-19 vaccine 'gigantically important'
President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. In a TV town hall Wednesday night in Cincinnati, Biden pleaded that it’s “gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again.
Biden tells crowd 'I don't care if you think I'm Satan reincarnated. The fact is you can't look at that television and say nothing happened on the 6th'
The US president made the comment in response to a question as to whether he had confidence Congress could effectively investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.news.yahoo.com
Cornel West says Sen. Manchin is ‘gonna have to get off his symbolic crackpipe’
Moderates like Sen. Joe Manchin “have to do away with the filibuster in order to get any work done,” Dr. Cornel West said, due to “a right-wing party that’s authoritarian.” Dr. Cornel West believes Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin must support the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, the noted Black intellectual maintaining that Manchin needs to recognize Senate Republicans will never support legislation for voter rights with a colorful description. “Okay, what do you think?” Don Lemon asked West Thursday on his eponymous CNN show after showing Manchin in an earlier clip, the pair in discussion about President Joe Biden‘s effort to support Democrats’ legislative efforts.news.yahoo.com
Photo of Chauvin juror wearing "BLM" shirt raises questions about potential appeal
A photo of one of the jurors who convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has raised questions about his impartiality during the trial, and about whether the verdict could be overturned in an appeal.Why it matters: 31-year-old juror Brandon Mitchell said he answered "no" to questions in a juror questionnaire about whether he attended demonstrations or marches in Minneapolis after Floyd's death, and about protests against police brutality. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.A photo that surfaced on social media shows Mitchell attending the anniversary of the March on Washington last summer, while wearing a T-shirt depicting Martin Luther King Jr. with the words, “Get your knee off our necks" and "BLM." He is also wearing a hat that says "Black Lives Matter."Defense attorney Mike Padden told the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune it is "disconcerting" that Mitchell did not divulge his participation in the march, adding that he may have been removed from the jury pool had he done so. What he's saying: "I think I was being extremely honest, for sure," Mitchell told the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune about attending the event, which he characterized as a voter registration rally. "I gave my views on everything — on the case, on Black Lives Matter.""I'd never been to [Washington] D.C.," Mitchell added. "The opportunity to go to D.C., the opportunity to be around thousands and thousands of Black people; I just thought it was a good opportunity to be a part of something."Mitchell said the picture was posted by his uncle, and that he doesn't remember wearing or owning the shirt. He said the event was "100 percent not" a march for Floyd.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freenews.yahoo.com
Nirenberg tells CNN's Don Lemon San Antonio now has 'nothing but our hopes' against COVID-19
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg shared a grim outlook for the state with CNN's Don Lemon Tuesday evening in response to Gov. Nirenberg has been a frequent guest on network news channels, throughout the coronavirus pandemic and the recent winter crisis. Nirenberg said disadvantaged communities and people of color will suffer the "worst" of the effects of the ruling. Hispanics, who account for 60 percent of the population, make up 75 percent of local COVID-19 cases, according to Metro Health data. The report also shows the majority of residents, 43.2 percent, who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines are white.mysanantonio.com
Trump the dancer? His moves to 'YMCA' at rallies are a hit
President Donald Trump, a man who is famously particular about his appearance, is fully embracing doing a dad dance to the Village People's “YMCA” as the finale to his rallies in the campaign's closing stretch. Trump's rally dance has become a rare moment of levity in an otherwise miserable campaign year marked by a deadly pandemic, an economic recession and racial turmoil. Then order 'Dancing with The Don’ and let President Trump teach you all the hottest moves!" Dancing.”“YMCA,” widely considered a gay anthem, is a relatively new addition to Trump's rally playlist. Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller agreed to reveal the secret to an AP reporter “only if we first get a clip of you singing YMCA.”AP's Jill Colvin declined.
Costas joins CNN to talk on intersection of news and sports
NEW YORK Time to cut a conversation with Bob Costas short. The new boss CNN chief Jeff Zucker is calling on the other line. Costas, who ended his 40-year hitch at NBC Sports more than a year ago, this week signed on as a CNN contributor to offer commentary on the intersection of news and sports. My relationship with Jeff makes me comfortable with the whole arrangement, Costas said. But Costas has the hardest time justifying college football, a sport with constant contact, resuming when student attendance in general will be restricted at many schools.
Hot news cycle leads CNN to best ratings in 40 years
The others in this space are political talk channels, and so even when they're talking about these stories, they're talking about the politics of the stories. CNN has its share of political talk, especially on its increasingly opinionated prime-time lineup of Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon. During the breaking stories, CNN responded by assigning more of its top people, like Wolf Blitzer, to weekend work. It has simulcast the CNN International network overnight in the U.S., Zucker said. The ratings of the past three months proved those viewers still return to CNN when there is important news, he said.
Some New York news shows back, but many hosts work remotely
Monday represented a key phase in New York City's reopening, with many offices bringing employees back for the first time. Despite the CBS and Fox moves, most news employees continue to work remotely, and the television programs that originate here have a patchwork of approaches that have quickly become familiar. A majority of the show hosts on MSNBC including Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist of Morning Joe work remotely. Other morning shows have varied approaches. Hoda Kotb of NBC's Today show has worked out of that show's Rockefeller Center studio, but most of her colleagues are at home.
Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch
President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after visiting outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)NEW YORK It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. The president seems to think that dominating black people, dominating peaceful protesters, is law and order, CNN's Anderson Cooper said. Trump has the full authority to use the federal government to go into states to restore order, Fox's Sean Hannity said. Criminals and domestic terrorists are using George Floyd to try to murder America, host Laura Ingraham said.
Don Lemon Praises Jimmy Fallon for Being 'Honest' and 'Brave' in Monologue Addressing Past Mistakes
Fallon spoke with CNN's Don Lemon as part of Monday's special episode, and the newsman commended Fallon for addressing and owning up to his past mistakes. "That was really honest and very brave of you and I appreciate you having the depth really to do what you did in that opening monologue." "So I thought about it and I realized that I cannot not say I'm horrified and I'm sorry and I'm embarrassed. "I wish more people would do that because we can't go back to the way we were," Lemon told Fallon of his public self-reflection. For Lemon, covering the protests and the tragedies that sparked them has been "tough, because it's so personal."