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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 11:55 AM
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91. Sounds like a scheduling and booking spat more than a real fight.
Edited on Wed Mar-29-06 12:02 PM by Radio_Lady
Perhaps NBC isn't talking to MSNBC about a master booking schedule. This is an internal struggle.

Matt Lauer is certainly a higher-paid talent than Keith Olbermann, and Matt's shows are watched by more people. The network wants to insure it doesn't scoop itself. (I also saw Keith after Peter Jenning's death. What was there to complain about? Keith chose to show photos of a growth in his mouth which was removed, and vowed to QUIT SMOKING.)

Michael Schiavo appeared on CNN this week also, and not sure whether it was before or after Keith's interview aired.

These scraps go on all the time. I used to work with entertainment bookings at the NBC "Tonight" show. That was many years ago, before there were so many outlets. I'm sure it's a much more fierce struggle these days as everyone tries to book the same guests "first" and sometimes "exclusively."

By the way, Schiavo mentioned his new political website which looks interesting. I hope he becomes a spokesperson for death with dignity, unfettered by politics. IMHO, the right wing pro-life political zealots had no place in this situation last year.

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  -VICTORY --Keith Olbermann Beats CNN kpete  Mar-28-06 03:22 PM   #0 
  - MSNBC whooped ass last quarter.  LiberalVoice   Mar-28-06 03:24 PM   #1 
  - Don't give all of MSNBC credit, just KO  WatchWhatISay   Mar-28-06 03:32 PM   #6 
     - I ONLY watch KO!  Rainscents   Mar-28-06 03:37 PM   #9 
     - I quit watching TV News a few years back but I have started watching KO  Toots   Mar-28-06 04:52 PM   #29 
     - Exactly! KO is the ONLY ONE!  AuntiBush   Mar-28-06 09:13 PM   #50 
        - There's just someting about watching tweety though;  eyepaddle   Mar-29-06 09:52 AM   #88 
  - Go Keith go!  0007   Mar-28-06 03:26 PM   #2 
  - Couldn't happen to a more talented guy! Love his show -- and  Radio_Lady   Mar-28-06 11:38 PM   #58 
     - That interview may have shown great disrespect to Mr. Olbermann  drbtg1   Mar-29-06 08:10 AM   #76 
        - Sounds like a scheduling and booking spat more than a real fight.  Radio_Lady   Mar-29-06 11:55 AM   #91 
           - It sounds more like ego  drbtg1   Mar-29-06 01:43 PM   #93 
              - I was there in the mid-1960s when Johnny Carson was still in NY.  Radio_Lady   Mar-30-06 12:19 AM   #101 
                 - Wow. You must have some amazing stories from that time.  drbtg1   Mar-30-06 08:31 AM   #103 
                    - Yes, there are many stories! Several of them would get me in big  Radio_Lady   Mar-30-06 12:36 PM   #104 
                       - The book and movie were both good  drbtg1   Mar-30-06 02:53 PM   #105 
                          - I'll try to find it. Thanks for the info.  Radio_Lady   Mar-30-06 05:43 PM   #106 
                             - Sorry about the profile being disabled  drbtg1   Mar-31-06 11:55 PM   #108 
  - yabba dappa dooooooooooooo  rodeodance   Mar-28-06 03:26 PM   #3 
  - Why are there so many more viewers watching O'liely than  napi21   Mar-28-06 03:27 PM   #4 
  - Because so many places have Fox on 24 hours a day  EmperorHasNoClothes   Mar-28-06 03:41 PM   #11 
  - Really? Sure isn't anywhere I frequent!  napi21   Mar-28-06 03:48 PM   #17 
     - Its on EVERYWHERE here in deep dark red land  Jacobin   Mar-28-06 06:16 PM   #35 
     - TV Be Gone  CornField   Mar-28-06 09:49 PM   #52 
     - It's on at my BANK!  Blue Gardener   Mar-29-06 05:24 AM   #72 
        - And you are surprised that Fox is on at the true republican church?  stevebreeze   Mar-29-06 06:14 AM   #73 
     - On here in Texas...  bookman   Mar-29-06 12:33 AM   #64 
     - here in SoCal  yorkiemommie1   Mar-29-06 09:20 AM   #87 
  - Some cable companies do not offer MSNBC in their regular package  Maraya1969   Mar-28-06 10:17 PM   #56 
  - This is true with Fox too.  truthseeker1   Mar-29-06 02:22 PM   #96 
  - It "Depends".....O'Lielly gets the geriatric crowd.......  ClintonTyree   Mar-29-06 03:39 AM   #67 
     - The AVERAGE age of an O'Reilly viewer is approximately 68  drbtg1   Mar-29-06 08:14 AM   #78 
  - That's a hollow victory  Fredda Weinberg   Mar-28-06 03:28 PM   #5 
  - Have to start somewhere, right?  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-28-06 03:34 PM   #7 
  - Not hollow - it is what it is: a marker of progress in the right  mondo joe   Mar-28-06 05:05 PM   #32 
  - Remember Donahue?  Fredda Weinberg   Mar-28-06 09:59 PM   #55 
     - You seem to be rambling.  mondo joe   Mar-28-06 11:07 PM   #57 
        - No, it's about celebrating a phyrric victory  Fredda Weinberg   Mar-29-06 12:18 AM   #60 
           - Then you don't know what a phyrric victory is.  mondo joe   Mar-29-06 08:17 AM   #80 
           - You Seem To Misunderstand A Pyrrhic Victory  ProfessorGAC   Mar-29-06 08:23 AM   #81 
              - I understood perfectly  Fredda Weinberg   Mar-29-06 11:49 AM   #90 
  - Ts ts ts. Lighten up Fredda. nt  thereismore   Mar-29-06 12:09 AM   #59 
  - Fine ... whoopdy doo!  Fredda Weinberg   Mar-29-06 12:23 AM   #61 
  - yes,it will be a victory..  demswin06   Mar-30-06 06:01 PM   #107 
  - so they'll be firing him soon, ala Donahue, especially when  Gabi Hayes   Mar-28-06 03:36 PM   #8 
  - Donahue never beat CNN  Freddie Stubbs   Mar-29-06 08:25 AM   #82 
  - KO towing the line on truth! He deserves a medal!  lonestarnot   Mar-28-06 03:39 PM   #10 
  - I hate to be the one to do this....  ClintonTyree   Mar-29-06 03:47 AM   #68 
  - Now how do you know I didn't mean towing? LOL  lonestarnot   Mar-29-06 12:12 PM   #92 
  - Hell Yeah He Does.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Apr-01-06 12:26 AM   #109 
  - MSNBC.....On At 4:59 PM PST.....Off At 5:59 PM PST  OrangeCountyDemocrat   Mar-28-06 03:44 PM   #12 
  - O'Reilly probably helped him get attention - LOL.  mzmolly   Mar-28-06 03:44 PM   #13 
  - K & R for KEITH!!! No wonder O'Liely is so sensitive about KO - he sees  Nothing Without Hope   Mar-28-06 03:47 PM   #14 
  - Go, Countdown!  sfexpat2000   Mar-28-06 03:48 PM   #15 
  - Cool for Keith. Too bad I cancelled cable last week.  progressoid   Mar-28-06 03:48 PM   #16 
  - CNN down  wryter2000   Mar-28-06 03:51 PM   #18 
  - I hope someone there is paying attention  SoCalDem   Mar-28-06 03:56 PM   #19 
  - I don't know about "liberal" programming....  ClintonTyree   Mar-29-06 03:55 AM   #69 
     - "Liberal" in NOT rightwing propagandistic spew  SoCalDem   Mar-29-06 03:58 AM   #70 
     - Even as a sportcaster KO radiated integrity.  PegDAC   Mar-29-06 06:42 PM   #99 
  - Here's today's emailed Keith Olbermann/Countdown NEWSLETTER:  Nothing Without Hope   Mar-28-06 04:11 PM   #20 
  - w00t w00t w00t!  crispini   Mar-28-06 04:12 PM   #21 
  - Go Keith.  David Zephyr   Mar-28-06 04:16 PM   #22 
  - More and more people are watching KO  malaise   Mar-28-06 04:20 PM   #23 
  - As he moves to the left, his show gets a bigger audience  Eric J in MN   Mar-28-06 08:29 PM   #39 
  - Go KO!!! :) woo hoo!!! n/t  spuddonna   Mar-28-06 04:24 PM   #24 
  - Who would have ever througt..  sendero   Mar-28-06 04:27 PM   #25 
  - Quite frankly, I don't think they will even blink  Bluzmann57   Mar-28-06 09:07 PM   #47 
  - Woot!  Deb   Mar-28-06 04:31 PM   #26 
  - Go KO! Yeah!!!  NJ Democrats   Mar-28-06 04:31 PM   #27 
  - more good news at the Media Bistro site  chat_noir   Mar-28-06 04:32 PM   #28 
  - Woo hoo!!!!  Sydnie   Mar-28-06 04:52 PM   #30 
  - Great Job Keith - He's one of the hot shows on cable  RamboLiberal   Mar-28-06 05:03 PM   #31 
  - Awesome!!! Love Him - Hate her!! Way to go man!  suziedemocrat   Mar-28-06 06:03 PM   #33 
  - That's very good news. I have a question though...  dotcosm   Mar-28-06 06:05 PM   #34 
  - Neilson is still the final authority on TV ratings  bushmeat   Mar-28-06 06:39 PM   #36 
  - Surprising they don't fire him for it (Donahue was leading too)  Notoverit   Mar-28-06 06:44 PM   #37 
  - Excellent news!  nicknameless   Mar-28-06 07:05 PM   #38 
  - Guess it's time for MSNBC to let him go - a la Donahue.  Imalittleteapot   Mar-28-06 08:30 PM   #40 
  - Hey O'Reillly, how's that campaign to get Olbermann fired goin'?  GloriaSmith   Mar-28-06 08:36 PM   #41 
  - O'Reilly's gonna get flushed down the toilet  sakabatou   Mar-28-06 08:39 PM   #42 
  - Congrats Mr. Olbermann  psychopomp   Mar-28-06 08:40 PM   #43 
  - Why did it take 5 years for this to happen?  im10ashus   Mar-28-06 08:41 PM   #44 
  - Yay! and thanks for reminding me to set my reminder to watch! n/t  upi402   Mar-28-06 08:44 PM   #45 
  - It's all Keith. When he gets close to the end of the rabbit hole, everyone  fearnobush   Mar-28-06 08:54 PM   #46 
  - Who Hoo! Keith Olbermann, a truthseeker!  ClayZ   Mar-28-06 09:07 PM   #48 
  - I always watch KO  AuntiBush   Mar-28-06 09:12 PM   #49 
  - Well, then you'll love this ticket  brazenlyliberal   Mar-29-06 06:40 AM   #74 
  - The ONLY cable news show I watch!  stillrockin   Mar-28-06 09:20 PM   #51 
  - Yep, Countdown and Dobbs on CNN  upi402   Mar-28-06 09:55 PM   #54 
  - Keef: Best. Newscast. Ever.  bleever   Mar-28-06 09:51 PM   #53 
  - is it just me or does 164,000 viewers seem like not a lot?  garybeck   Mar-29-06 12:24 AM   #62 
  - I'm going to start watching Keith-I quit watching all news & news shows...  LaPera   Mar-29-06 12:25 AM   #63 
  - been doing that for years now.  oc2002   Mar-29-06 08:15 AM   #79 
     - I've been watching Lou Dobbs, Keith O., and just to get a chuckle  Radio_Lady   Mar-30-06 12:14 AM   #100 
  - I got all my friends/family to watch him.  amitten   Mar-29-06 12:41 AM   #65 
  - good job KO!...n/t  petersond   Mar-29-06 01:47 AM   #66 
  - :(  radfringe   Mar-29-06 04:02 AM   #71 
  - You're on the wrong channel  truthseeker1   Mar-29-06 02:45 PM   #97 
     - typo -- on my part  radfringe   Mar-30-06 02:39 AM   #102 
  - I just sent this thread to the Countdown staff...  Catchawave   Mar-29-06 06:54 AM   #75 
  - KO Rocks!  oc2002   Mar-29-06 08:13 AM   #77 
  - gee according to msnbc logic  ooglymoogly   Mar-29-06 08:35 AM   #83 
  - Keith's my hero!  NewWaveChick1981   Mar-29-06 08:40 AM   #84 
  - So why don't they include Comedy Central in the ratings?  trudyco   Mar-29-06 08:55 AM   #85 
  - So why don't they include Comedy Central in the ratings?  trudyco   Mar-29-06 08:55 AM   #86 
  - Paula Redux...insincere, histrionic, nasty...Way to Go Kieth n/t  autorank   Mar-29-06 10:34 AM   #89 
  - Cheers to Keith, he is indeed the best!!!!  Zinfandel   Mar-29-06 02:02 PM   #94 
  - I only watch what's on my Tivo and KO is a repeating event!  truthseeker1   Mar-29-06 02:10 PM   #95 
  - KO has more news in an hour-actually in about 15 minutes  Generator   Mar-29-06 02:48 PM   #98 
  - And Olbermann's numbers will continue to grow! He's hot and getting  LaPera   Apr-01-06 02:47 AM   #110 

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