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MSNBC Scores Coup With Hillary Clinton Interview

variety.com — Hillary Clinton will give a sit-down interview to veteran NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell this Friday on MSNBC, in a coup for a cable-news network working to transform itself to generate bigger ratings. Clinton, the front-runner among Democrats vying for the office of U.S.

Curt Hecht, Weather Channel Executive and Digital Pioneer, Dies At 48

variety.com — Curt Hecht, an early proponent of advanced technologies that would eventually destabilize the TV and advertising industries, died Monday. He was 48 years old Hecht succumbed to lung cancer and had been battling it over the last five months, according to a memo issued Thursday by David Kenny, the chairman and chief executive officer of The Weather Company, where Hecht had been the chief global revenue officer starting in April of 2012.
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Sep 03, 2015

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Bill Wolff To Helm Chelsea Handler’s Netflix Talk Show

variety.com — Bill Wolff has new vision after leaving "The View." The producer, who used to run Rachel Maddow's primetime hour on MSNBC, will lead Chelsea Handler's much-anticipated talk-show effort slated to debut on Netflix in 2016.

‘Daily Show’ Adds Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr.

variety.com — With just weeks to go before the launch of " The Daily Show" under a new host, the Comedy Central program unveiled a new group of regular contributors to retooled proceedings that will be led by Trevor Noah. Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr.

To Lasso Runaway Kids, TV Networks Try New Rope

variety.com — As a 16-year-old who lives with his family of five in Framingham, Mass., Riley Idelson's life ought to be pretty carefree. If only he knew how many people are desperate to find him and put him under surveillance. More than a year and a half ago, the teen had a TV with a cable box removed from his room.
Sep 02, 2015

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Sep 02, 2015

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Nickelodeon Mulls Revival of Classic Shows

variety.com — Before SpongeBob SquarePants, before Dora the Explorer, before "iCarly," there was still Nickelodeon. The Viacom-owned kiddie outlet rose to notice on the backs of programs like "The Adventures of Pete & Pete," "Double Dare," and "Hey Dude!" And now, its top programming executive suggested, the network is considering ways to bring a small handful of its oldest programs back to its schedule.
Sep 02, 2015

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Kids’ TV Networks Disney, Nickelodeon Fight Off Ratings Declines

variety.com — When "Game Shakers" debuts on Nickelodeon on Sept. 12, the sitcom might seem like more of the same from the kids' network. It comes from Dan Schneider, the creator of past Nick franchises like "iCarly," and features the return of actor Kel Mitchell, known for his tenure on "Kenan & Kel" on the network in the '90s.
Sep 02, 2015

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Samantha Bee Will Join Late-Night Fray In January

variety.com — The spotlight in late-night is on Stephen Colbert as he prepares to launch his new CBS program next week, but Samantha Bee wants to grab some of the illumination, too. The former "Daily Show" correspondent formally announced Wednesday that her new TBS program will be called "Full Frontal" and will debut in January.

Rebekah Brooks Returns To News Corp.

variety.com — Rebekah Brooks, the News Corp. executive who came under scrutiny as part of an investigation of the company's involvement in so-called "phone hacking," is returning to the fold in a senior position. More to come....
Sep 02, 2015

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CBS will live stream NFL regular season games this fall |

zap2it.com — CBS will live stream its coverage of two regular-season National Football League games for the first time this season, expanding its digital broadcast of football as more viewers avail themselves of mobile screens. The network says it plans to stream two regular-season games and four playoff games, as well as Super Bowl 50 from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
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Sep 03, 2015

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RT @lenapetersen: Heavy heart. Curt Hurt was one of the good guys; will be deeply missed. variety.com/2015/digital/n… via @Variety

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