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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:55 PM
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91. Sounds like a scheduling and booking spat more than a real fight.
Edited on Wed Mar-29-06 01:02 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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