David Bauder

  • New York Nov 5, 2019

    ABC Says Interview With Epstein Accuser Wasn’t Ready to Air

    ABC News faced questions Tuesday about its reluctance to air a sensitive story of alleged sexual misconduct after a leaked video emerged of reporter Amy Robach complaining about how her bosses handled an interview with a Jeffrey Epstein accuser. The conservative web site Project Veritas released video of Robach venting that “every day I get more and more pissed” that...

  • Reporter Oct 15, 2019

    Farrow Details Lack of Enthusiasm at NBC for Weinstein Story

    In reporter Ronan Farrow’s account of his contentious divorce from NBC News, the more evidence he gathered on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, the less enthusiastic his bosses seemed to be. NBC’s decision to let Farrow take his work to the New Yorker magazine is widely regarded as one of the biggest mistakes in journalism in the past...

  • leader Sep 25, 2019

    Al Franken to Make Return on Weekly SiriusXM Radio Show

    Al Franken, who resigned his U.S. Senate seat in 2017 amid sexual misconduct charges, will re-emerge into the public sphere on Saturday when he starts a new weekly radio show on the SiriusXM satellite service. The Minnesota Democrat is perhaps the most prominent public figure felled by the #MeToo movement to step back into public life. He said he has...

  • NBC Sep 23, 2019

    Emmy Awards Viewership Plunges to 6.9 Million People

    The Emmy Awards plunged to a record-low viewership of 6.9 million, illustrating a collective shrug by the public for an annual program that celebrates the best of television and is designed to build excitement for a new season. The Nielsen company said the audience for Fox’s host-less show on Sunday was down 32% from 2018, which was previously the smallest...

  • actor Sep 21, 2019

    Emmy Nominees Getting Ready for Sunday’s Big Night

    This is the time of year when the cast of HBO’s “Veep” would usually be shooting a new season. Now that the show is done, actor Tony Hale says they’ll have to settle for getting together at the Emmy Awards. “Obviously, a win would be so much fun,” Hale said at Friday night’s reception for nominees. “But it’s more a...

  • Barack Obama Aug 21, 2019

    Film on Factory Is First Netflix Project Endorsed by Obamas

    A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday on Netflix as the streaming service’s first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama’s new production company. Filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert say they learned of the Obamas’ interest after “American Factory” was shown at the Sundance film festival and they were...

  • Donald Trump Jul 20, 2019

    ESPN Reasserts Political Talk Policy After Attack on Trump

    ESPN is making sure that its employees know there is not change in the network’s policy to avoid talking about politics unless it intersects with sports after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this week. The reminder went out Friday to all employees, including...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Trump Ramping Up Criticisms of Fox, Usually a Friendly Venue

    During a live segment on a cable news network, from a sports bar in France where patrons were celebrating the United States women’s World Cup Championship, a profane chant about President Donald Trump broke out. The First Viewer was not pleased. But the object of his ire was not CNN or MSNBC. It was his favorite outlet, Fox News Channel,...

  • Donald Trump Jun 27, 2019

    Democrats Rail Against Economy-for-the-Rich in First Debate

    Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a second term in office. Health care and immigration, more than any other issues, led...

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2019

    Warren in the Spotlight as Democrats Gather for 1st Debate

    After circling each other for months, Democratic presidential candidates will converge on the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday as the campaign enters a new — and likely more contentious — phase.

  • Las Vegas Apr 24, 2019

    Man or Cyborg? ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Passes $1 Million Mark

    There’s no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect “Jeopardy!” contestant. But given how he’s made a level of excellence rarely seen on the television quiz show appear almost mundane, it sometimes seems that way. Holzhauer eclipsed the $1 million mark in winnings Tuesday on his 14th appearance. Not only has he...

  • Donald Trump Apr 20, 2019

    Fake News? Mueller Isn’t Buying It

    President Donald Trump and his team love to deride unfavorable stories as “fake news,” but it’s clear from Robert Mueller’s report that the special counsel isn’t buying it. While there are a few exceptions, Mueller’s investigation repeatedly supports news reporting that was done on the Russia probe over the last two years and details several instances where the president and...

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2019

    Media Quick to Declare Trump as Mueller’s Winner

    A media narrative declaring President Donald Trump the clear victor of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian electoral tampering investigation settled in Sunday before more than a handful of Mueller’s actual words has become public. Poised for news on the investigation for months, news organizations jumped on Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Mueller’s report. Barr said that Mueller had determined...

  • Congress Mar 24, 2019

    Cable Viewers Digest Mueller News Through Hannity, Maddow

    For Sean Hannity, the “witch hunt” was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something. The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction of the most popular in cable news, were the windows through which many Americans digested Friday’s news that special counsel Robert Mueller had concluded a nearly two-year investigation into Russian involvement in the...

  • NBC Jan 28, 2019

    Tom Brokaw Says He Feels Terrible Commentary Offended Hispanics

    NBC’s Tom Brokaw says he feels terrible that his comments on “Meet the Press” Sunday that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation “offended some members of that proud culture.” The former “NBC Nightly News” anchor tweeted in response to a social media backlash to what he had said earlier in the day during a discussion of the proposed border wall....

  • Donald Trump Dec 26, 2018

    Bad Headlines for Trump Also Means Rough Stretch for Hannity

    The drumbeat of bad news for President Donald Trump hasn’t been good for his most prominent backer in the media. While Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity will end 2018 as cable news’ most popular personality, he’s been slumping in the ratings since the midterm elections and ominous stories related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the...

  • David Bauder Dec 13, 2018

    Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard. Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in next spring at the 34th induction ceremony. It will be held March...

  • Associated Press Nov 28, 2018

    Fox Disciplines Employees Who Set Up Trump Aide Appearance

    Fox News Channel said Tuesday that it is disciplining employees involved in an email exchange with an aide to President Trump’s former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt to craft a “Fox & Friends” interview with the environmental chief last year. The emails showed one of Pruitt’s aides suggesting the interview, passing along “talking points” and given the chance by a Fox...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2018

    Anger Toward Media Spreads Into Local Communities

    The hostility she’s felt from the public recently wasn’t necessarily the last straw in television news photographer Lori Bentley-Law’s decision to quit the business after 24 years, but it was one of them. Bentley-Law’s recent blog post explaining why she was leaving Los Angeles’ KNBC-TV hit home for many colleagues. While President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are usually...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 29, 2018

    More Than 20 Million People Watched Kavanaugh Hearing

    More than 20 million people watched Thursday’s gripping testimony by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in the 1980s, Christine Blasey Ford, on six television networks. Meanwhile, the political standoff continued, with broadcasters interrupting regular programming for Friday’s last-minute twist: an agreement engineered by Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake...

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