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Schwarzenegger Urges Supreme Court To Overturn Proposition 8

10th November 2008

Movie star-turned-California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is urging the state Supreme Court to overturn the controversial bill that banned gay marriage last week (04Nov08). The Proposition 8 bill was voted in earlier this month (Nov08), overturning...

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Springsteen Gives Clothes Off His Back To Charity

7th November 2008

Generous rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN helped to raise over $100,000 (GBP63,290) for wounded war veterans on Wednesday (05Nov08) when he threw his leather jacket in a charity auction. The legendary star took part in the New...

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Dark Knight Lights Up Time Warner's Books

6th November 2008

The Dark Knight came to the rescue of Time Warner, helping it toboost third-quarter revenue. The film has grossed $527 million worldwide.DVD sales were OK, largely as a result of the popularity of the Sex...

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Cnn Has Its Biggest Night Ever

6th November 2008

If coverage of the election results past primetime up to the concessionspeech by John McCain and victory address by Barack Obama after midnight istaken into account, CNN was the clear winner with an average of...

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Abc Wins On Election Night

6th November 2008

The election is over, and the vote that really matters to broadcasters andtheir advertisers is in. And the winner is ... ABC, which averaged 13.1million viewers in primetime for its coverage anchored by Charles Gibson,Diane...

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The Force Is With Tv News Channels

5th November 2008

CNN at times had the look of a special-effects movie during its electioncoverage Tuesday night, expecially when its in-studio team discussed theresults with correspondent Jessica Yellin in the field, who appeared on theset as a...

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Tv Goes To The Polls

4th November 2008

The broadcast networks promised Monday not to project a winner in today's(Tuesday) presidential election until a nominee has unequivocally garneredat least 270 electoral votes and not to announce that a candidate has won astate until...

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Cnn Turns Down Obama Infomercial

29th October 2008

CNN said Tuesday that it turned down an offer by the Barack Obama campaign to purchase a half-hour of primetime television time tonight (Wednesday). The political infomercial is scheduled to air on NBC, CBS, Fox,...

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Cnn, The Wire Service?

29th October 2008

CNN is planning to launch a new wire service that will compete against the Associated Press and Reuters and has invited leading newspaper editors to attend an all-expense-paid "summit" at its Atlanta headquarters in December...

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Msnbc Delays Hdtv Rollout

25th October 2008

After having predicted that MSNBC would be simulcasting in high definitionbefore the presidential election, MSNBC acknowledged that it probably won'tbe able to do so before the second quarter of 2009. In an interview withMultichannel News,...

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Msnbc Delays Hdtv Rollout

24th October 2008

After having predicted that MSNBC would be simulcasting in high definitionbefore the presidential election, MSNBC acknowledged that it probably won'tbe able to do before the second quarter of 2009. In an interview withMultichannel News, MSNBC...

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Usher Releases Voting Song

23rd October 2008

R+B hunk USHER has released a new song urging his fans to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election on 4 November (08). The singer has debuted Hush on iTunes.com as part of his continued...

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Mccain Finally Sets Interview Date On Cnn

21st October 2008

John McCain has agreed to be interviewed by CNN for the first time since his nomination. He is scheduled to appear on the cable news network's The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday. He...

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56.52 Million Watch Final Debate

17th October 2008

Final viewer figures were tallied on Thursday for Wednesday's third presidential debate -- and the results showed that 56.52 million people tuned in to the debate on the three major networks, the Spanish-language networks, and...

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Fascinating Fact 6174

15th October 2008

Actor/comedian D.L. HUGHLEY will join the ranks of American comedians-turned-TV hosts JON STEWART and STEPHEN COLBERT as the new presenter of a political-entertainment show for U.S. news network CNN, which is set to air later...

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T.i. Has Mixed Feelings About Jail Sentence

14th October 2008

Rapper T.I. is "anxious" about his upcoming jail stint - but can't wait to get the sentence over and done with. The Whatever You Like hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris Jr., is facing a one-year...

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Hudson Won't Limit Her Talent

10th October 2008

JENNIFER HUDSON loves defying the public's expectations by showing different sides of herself - and insists she is "a tree with many branches". The multi-talented star has a highly successful acting career, scooping 29 awards...

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T.i. Wants Youth To Choose Their Next President For Themselves

9th October 2008

Rapper T.I. is urging America's youth not to copy their idols' political persuasions - because they need to make up their own minds about who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election. The Whatever...

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63.23 Million Watch Debate

9th October 2008

Some 63.23 million Americans watched Tuesday night's presidential debate on broadcast television and cable (Internet and PBS viewing was not included), according to figures released by Nielsen Research Wednesday. The figure far exceeded the 52.42...

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Fox Business Network Is Finally Rated

3rd October 2008

For the first time since it debuted on October 15, 2007, Fox Business Network attracted enough viewers to allow Nielsen Media Research to issue an audience estimate. According to the New York Times , the...

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Washington Urges Americans To Consider Kids Crisis

24th September 2008

DENZEL WASHINGTON has urged his fellow Americans not to overlook youth concerns as they focus on the upcoming presidential elections, environmental and economic issues facing the nation. In a commentary piece the actor has written...

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Gallagher Defends Brand's Humour

13th September 2008

OASIS rocker NOEL GALLAGHER has leaped to the defence of controversial MTV Video Music Award host RUSSELL BRAND, accusing his American critics of having double standards. Brand attacked U.S. President George W. Bush during his...

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Maddow Makes Impressive Debut On Msnbc

10th September 2008

Despite escalating criticism over MSNBC's decision to employ unapologetically liberal commentators as its primary anchors, the debut of the channel's newest left-of-center anchor produced some of its best ratings yet. According to Nielsen Media Research...

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The Things They Say 9416

8th September 2008

"It is a massive deal that this is happening and I love being around it. I love the excitement about it. I love these newscasters who are suddenly becoming like celebrities. I love (CNN correspondent)...

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Comcast Agrees To Pick Up Cuban's Hdnet -- And Dan Rather

5th September 2008

Marc Cuban's high-definition HDNet and HDNet Movies have been picked up by Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider. In a statement, the two networks said that they had been added to "many" of Comcast's systems...

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News Execs And Gop Step Up Feud

5th September 2008

Network news executives on Thursday responded to persistent attacks on the news media by speakers at the Republican National Convention, who charged the news media with bias in their coverage of vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin....

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Fox News Takes Over Lead From Cnn In Convention Coverage

3rd September 2008

One day after the close of the Democratic National Convention, during which CNN drew record ratings, Fox News scored a beat with its revelation that Sen. John McCain had picked the relatively unknown Alaska Gov....

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Cnn Beats The Broadcasters In Dnc Coverage

2nd September 2008

For the first time in its history, CNN last Thursday drew more viewers for its coverage of a news event than its broadcast network rivals. The event was Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the...

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Obama Address A Big Tv Draw

29th August 2008

About 16.5 million viewers tuned in to the broadcast networks Thursday night to watch Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. NBC once again drew the largest number of viewers,...

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Zack De La Rocha 'Planning Stunt For Republican Convention'

26th August 2008

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE'S Zack De La Rocha reportedly arranged his band's appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals around this week's Republican Convention.It is thought the singer wanted to be free for the meeting...

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