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Old 08-25-2005, 07:21 AM   #31
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Yes, news on TV has changed. I get a lot of info just viewing the website news.....at least that way you can pick and choose your news. I agree they don't show too much international info.

360 isn't the same without Anderson.....he does add to the agenda.

Oh well, there's always the paperback edition...the one called the newspaper......I always check that out too.

Aaron Brown leaving??????

I'm going to have to start keeping a scorecard.

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he looked great w/ the glasses but..


Hemmer pumped up about move to Fox News
By Rick Bird
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When Cincinnati native Bill Hemmer debuts on the Fox News channel at noon Monday there will at least be no controversy over his eyeglass habits.He won't be wearing them.

During his time off this summer, moving from CNN to Fox News, Hemmer had laser eye surgery. In the last few years on CNN, Hemmer took to wearing glasses and some media critics wondered if it was a ploy for Hemmer to add a little age and wisdom to hide his trademark boyish good looks.

"Some people thought it was a cosmetic thing, but I honestly couldn't see," Hemmer said. "I had the surgery this summer and can see now. It's an amazing procedure."

Hemmer (an Elder High and Miami University grad), who started his career as a sports and later news reporter at WCPO-TV (Channel 9) in the early '90s, begins his new midday job Monday anchoring "Fox News Live" after spending 10 years at CNN, where he traveled the world reporting for the network and becoming one of its new stars.

Hemmer abruptly left CNN in May and it was announced last month he had signed on with Fox. Hemmer said he's ready to get back to work.

"I had a great summer, but I got to get the bat off my shoulder and start swinging away."

Hemmer said he could not comment about the contractual circumstances surrounding his CNN departure.

"I had a fantastic 10-year run. I had the opportunity to witness a lot of history first hand. I covet that opportunity. But now I'm focused on the future at Fox."

Reportedly CNN offered him the job of White House correspondent after three years of co-anchoring CNN's "American Morning," first with Paula Zahn, then with Soledad O'Brien.

The New York-based Hemmer would only say about the move to Fox: "I love New York City and I was not prepared to leave."

Hemmer said this summer he bought new digs in New York (Fox is based there). He spent his time off redecorating but "Martha Stewart has nothing to worry about," he laughed about his summer remodeling efforts.

Hemmer also sounded happy about his new hours in which he doesn't have to report to work in the wee hours of the morning as he did at CNN.

"What's better than not getting up at four in the morning? It changes your whole outlook. You aren't walking around in a daze. Geez, I could have fallen asleep anywhere. It's a wonderful thing to sleep until 7 in the morning."

While based in Atlanta much of the last decade, Hemmer became a rising CNN star - once dubbed the "chad lad" for his coverage of the disputed presidential Florida vote count in 2000. CNN would send him to many hot spots - Afghanistan, Jerusalem, Kuwait - in the next years before he settled in as a prime morning anchor.

Hemmer said the Fox News gig is a great fit for him. Despite persistent media criticism that Fox has a right-wing bias, Hemmer said his new boss, Roger Ailes, has given him no agenda.

"What impressed me is he told me Fox programs itself like a newspaper. The news is in the 'A' section and in the back of the 'A' section is where you get your opinion."

Hemmer, who turned 40 last fall, said the job change represents no mid-life crisis.

"I thought my mid-life crisis came when I was 27 and backpacked around the world," he laughed. Indeed, Hemmer suddenly quit his job as a reporter for Channel 9 in 1992 for the global adventure and ended up writing about it in a series published in The Post. He would parlay that experience, combined with his natural, easy-going on-air persona, into a CNN gig by 1995.

For now, Hemmer is enthused that his first big anchor story will likely be the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts.

"Viewers have locked into this network the last several years, but one of the keys I've come to learn is people aren't sitting around on their hands here," Hemmer said about Fox News, which has become the highest-rated cable news network over the last four years. "They are constantly pushing it forward to figure the next innovation. How can we make this fresh? Cable news viewers will be gone in a second if you aren't fresh."
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Thanks for that info MrsSpringsteen, quite interesting.

See Anderson is back out in the wind and rain again.......
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I was watching Bill on Fox news this morning...it broke my heart

Well at least he'll make the channel slightly more tolerable
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Old 09-05-2005, 06:46 PM   #35
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Three questions...

1. Why does Paula Zahn never leave the CNN studio?

2. Whatever happened to the reporter who used to cover the Washington DC segments?

3. When will Katrina 24/7 cease and the reporters finally keep their feet dry? I mean why stand in polluted waters of New Orleans to tell the news? I just don't get it??

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I think I'm truly in love

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/12/ar...on/12coop.html

that Maxim picture is totally hot too
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ah anderson...
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Old 09-12-2005, 03:05 PM   #38
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I think gawker.com is possibly making "I [heart] Anderson Cooper" shirts. Go over and see if you can vote for that one.
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I didn't see the shirt there, but he is seriously one of the sexiest men on earth

It is SO WRONG to say that when he's down there covering the hurricane..

Geraldo inserting himself into the rescue operations however = not sexy
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great article about Anderson

http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news...301/index.html

"His non-anchor appeal has exerted a strong pull on some of his viewers. Later that night, as we are leaving the Time Warner Center, a security guard appears to escort Cooper from the lobby to the Town Car waiting just across the sidewalk. Cooper explains that a couple of months before, a woman who had made contact with him in the past grabbed him when he was coming up out of the subway one morning. Then, two nights earlier, another woman turned up. She had sent Cooper a teddy bear dressed in a suit and tie in the colors that he wears on the air: gray and blue. Angry that he didn’t respond, she turned up outside the building to see him. CNN doesn’t want to take any chances, hence the bodyguard."
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great article about Anderson

http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news...301/index.html

"His non-anchor appeal has exerted a strong pull on some of his viewers. Later that night, as we are leaving the Time Warner Center, a security guard appears to escort Cooper from the lobby to the Town Car waiting just across the sidewalk. Cooper explains that a couple of months before, a woman who had made contact with him in the past grabbed him when he was coming up out of the subway one morning. Then, two nights earlier, another woman turned up. She had sent Cooper a teddy bear dressed in a suit and tie in the colors that he wears on the air: gray and blue. Angry that he didn’t respond, she turned up outside the building to see him. CNN doesn’t want to take any chances, hence the bodyguard."
Thank you, that is a great article .
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all kidding aside about his supersexiness that really is a great article, maybe many people don't know about his brother's suicide
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A lot of people don't know that Nelson Mandela's son died of AIDS a few months ago either.

Sorry, I hate to tell you guys, but I don't watch news on TV, except for Nightline if one is on, and I don't go checking the TV Guide to see if is going to be on. I discover them by chance. Except for 2 weeks ago when I knew they are going to be on. I find that reading newspapers, on or off the Net, is more enlightening and less distracting. JUst the same as I never watch televised Election season coverage....esp the dabates. I find that looks often distract from a good story. JFK ruined the News genre forever with that debate in 1960.

Sorry, just relating my habits, not opining.
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Interesting reading.

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now on CNN they have that screen going that is split like 6 ways

this made me laugh, wonkette.com

Never having been a fan of Jack Cafferty's grumpy granddad schtick at "American Morning," we are the last people we thought would say this: What he needed was more time on camera. Given the debut of CNN's "The Situation Room" network, Jack has given his crotchetiness full flower, allowing him to turn it onto the show itself. Just now:

WOLF BLITZER: That's fascinating, watching a friend or relative flying some place, you go there at flight explorer.com and you can see it almost realtime. Thank you. Useful information in "The Situation Room." Let's get more useful information, Jack cafferty. I almost said useless information, Jack, but i corrected myself.

CAFFERTY: Has that been a Freudian slip? How many hours have you been on your feet? Too many? They should pay you by the hour. This show is a telethon without a disease. It goes on and on and on.
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