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Conan O’Brien Journeys to Cuba in Search Of Late-Night Surprise

variety.com — Conan O'Brien entertains hundreds of thousands of people each year. On a recent clandestine trip to Cuba, however, the TBS late-night host had to please just one - and for several harrowing minutes, thought he had failed.

Savannah Guthrie to anchor 'NBC Nightly News' Monday evening

bostonherald.com — "Today" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie is expected to anchor " NBC Nightly News" Monday evening, according to a person familiar with the situation, as Lester Holt deals with a family medical emergency. Holt is expected to return to the program.

Savannah Guthrie To Anchor ‘NBC Nightly News’ Monday Evening

variety.com — "Today" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie is expected to anchor " NBC Nightly News" Monday evening, according to a person familiar with the situation, as Lester Holt deals with a family medical emergency. Holt is expected to return to the program.

Cecilia Vega, Tom Llamas Named Weekend Anchors at ABC’s ‘World News Tonight’

variety.com — ABC News named Cecilia Vega and Tom Llamas anchors of the weekend edition of " World News Tonight," making official the posts the pair have actually been filling since former weekend anchor David Muir became anchor of the weekday program. Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters!

CBS Interactive Launches In-House Advertising Effort

variety.com — CBS Interactive is joining the parade of media companies launching in-house advertising-production efforts in an attempt to gain a stronger foothold with clients both current and potential. The CBS unit launched Studio 61, a unit focused exclusively on creating content for advertisers designed specifically to run on media properties such as CNET, CBSNews.com and GameSpot.

Comcast Mulls Purchase of Ad-Tech Firm Visible World - Report

variety.com — Comcast is considering the purchase of Visible World, a firm that specializes in helping advertisers create and distribute commercials for specific groups of TV viewers, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the latest signal that big media companies are trying to gird themselves against new pressure from sponsors to help them reach smaller, better-defined groups of consumers.

Congratulations to my FNC colleague Greg Gutfeld! Exciting news!

gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com — Fox News Channel Developing Weekend Program for Greg Gutfeld By Brian Steinberg, Variety Fox News Channel will develop a one-hour weekend program for Greg Gutfeld, who will leave his duties at wee-hours show "Red Eye" to tackle the new assignment.

How Advertisers Burrowed Their Way Into Netflix

variety.com — Netflix doesn't carry advertising, but that hasn't kept Madison Avenue from carving out new roosts in one of the video-streaming service's flagship offerings. Three popular brews crafted by Anheuser-Busch InBev have found their way into the third season of Netflix's " House of Cards," according to Advertising Age, which also suggested Friday that Samsung products will do the same.

Fox Sports 1, AT&T In Dispute Over Fees For Nascar, Golf, Soccer

variety.com — At first glance, a new battle between Fox Sports 1 and AT&T U-verse would appear to be the latest in a very long line of skirmishes between media companies and video-distribution outlets over prices for programming. But this one has a twist: Fox Sports 1 will continue to be shown on the AT&T service, even though some of its bigger events may not.

PepsiCo's Free Izze Product Placement in 'Grey's Anatomy'

adage.com — How PepsiCo Placed Beverage Brand in ABC Show Without Paying a Thing NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Who put a bottle of Izze Sparkling Pomegranate fruit beverage in the hands of "Grey's Anatomy" character Izzie Stevens? The sound-alike coincidence alone must have been worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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Mar 03, 2015

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Mar 02, 2015

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Mar 02, 2015

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Mar 02, 2015

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Mar 02, 2015

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Mar 01, 2015

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