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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:05 PM
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Keith Olbermann's "Special Comments" on NBC Nightly News?
NYT: New Producer at Nightly News Seeks to Regain NBC Dominance
By JACQUES STEINBERG
Published: May 17, 2007


(Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)
Alexandra Wallace, executive producer of NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams.

Alexandra Wallace, who got the equivalent of a battlefield commission when she was named executive producer of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams two months ago, keeps her plans for the broadcast on a to-do list streaked with tight scribbles from a black, felt-tip marker. She calls it her crazy person list, and she is continually cutting and pasting it, as if it were a worn map to buried treasure. (Mr. Williams has another analogy: Its like her blankie, he says.)

One section contains my little list of who I love and would love to get on Nightly more often, including Ann Curry, Tim Russert, Tom Brokaw (Mr. Williamss predecessor) and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC, whom she plans to enlist to do occasional end pieces at the conclusion of Mr. Williamss broadcast....

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/17/arts/television/17wal...
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:07 PM
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1. It Was Part Of His New Contract
He's going to do pieces for the NBC Nightly News. Not sure if they'll amount to Special Comments, but he will do several each year.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:11 PM
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2. It was interesting that she would have him end the broadcast --
that's why I wondered if they might possibly take the form of the Special Comments. I doubt, however, he'd be allowed to be as free as he is on "Countdown" -- but, hey, he seems to be able to skyrocket ratings.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:14 PM
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3. Yes, UTTERLY! And that big self-inflating windbag Brian Williams
could use a little help at the moment. Charlie Gibson over at ABC just stuck a pin in him.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:20 PM
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11. Media Bistro reported three major news stories on Gibson today. nt
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:16 PM
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5. KO's Ratings Boost Effect
Amazing what a little truth will do for ratings ! Go Keith! :bounce:
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:16 PM
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4. I have a feeling they'll be more on the line of "Oddball" segments.
Hope I'm wrong.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:17 PM
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6. That's a possibility, indeed. nt
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:21 PM
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7. How about the "Worst Person in the World" segment!!1!!
:evilgrin:

:rofl:
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:22 PM
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8. Great idea! nt
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:33 PM
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9. Would he ever nominate Brian Williams!!1!!
:rofl:
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:36 PM
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10. Ohhhhh, that would be rich! nt
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:24 PM
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12. I hope you're wrong too!
That would be a major waste of talent and air time.

(my least favorite segments... I just fast forward through them)
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:29 PM
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14. I love the Oddball segments. NT
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 04:17 AM
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15. you know, when I wrote that I had a feeling I would be hearing
from the 'Oddball' lovers.

If I get to watch his show live, I watch the Oddball segments. Mostly I watch the recorded show later, and Oddball (also the final segment of celebrity news and gossip) is just not what I consider 'high value' material that I must watch, and usually don't.

To each his own! I certainly meant no offense.


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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 09:43 AM
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16. I skip the final segment, usually, but I do like the Oddball segment. Keith is
so good at it.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:17 PM
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13. What a contrast he will be to Williams! Great news!
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