Friday night from 5-7pm ET, CNN's two-hour block of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer beat MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews and PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton in both the 25-54 demo and total viewers.
We found out something new about Catherine Zeta-Jones this week: She loves Wolf Blitzer. The Oscar-winning actress was honored Sunday night by the Kuwait-America Foundation for her charitable work on behalf of children and education. Before she launched into her … Continue reading ?
Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor who revealed himself as Glenn Greenwald‘s source, has been holed up in a Hong Kong hotel room for nearly 3 weeks, since he fled his NSA post in Hawaii with the last of the documents he intended to disclose. Show More Summary
SocialTimes: Frank Gehry is designing Facebook’s new office interior, but don’t be jealous, we’re sure he’ll use plenty of stuff from Ikea. TVNewser: Wolf Blitzer gives Anderson Cooper some birthday advice. The first tip was “Everyone...Show More Summary
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper planned to celebrate his birthday yesterday with a textbook edition of the “Ridiculist” taking on the viral phenomenon “Prancercise.” But that was not to be, as fellow anchor Wolf Blitzer hijacked the segment. Show More Summary
New CNN boss Jeff Zucker is giving the network a makeover by phasing out some long-time contributors -- including Wolf Blitzer -- with people who are younger and more attractive such as Jake Tapper and Chris Cuomo, sources at the network told the New York Daily News. Show More Summary
On June 1, CNN's Wolf Blitzer went to Twitter to crow about the success of CNN on its 33rd birthday and was razzed heartily for his enthusiasm. But even as he talks up his network, signs are pointing to Blitzer being forced out at CNN. Show More Summary
The Daily News’s gossip item about Wolf Blitzer today contradicts current reality, a CNN spokesperson says. The story, sourced to a CNN insider claims the longtime DC anchor’s “air time may be getting shorter and shorter.” “Wolf is going to be gradually phased out and replaced with a younger, hipper host,” one CNN insider dishes to Confidential. Show More Summary
s Wolf Blitzer about to go to a permanent commercial break? That's what a CNN insider is claiming to the New York Daily News.
He's been at CNN for 23 years, and one could make the case at times the face of the network. Yet according to a report by the New York Daily News, Wolf Blitzer's air time is going to decline until he's finally replaced by a "younger, hipper host." read more -
By Michael J. Altman It's been over a year since Stanford anthroplogist Tanya Luhrmann published When God Talks Back, her study of prayer among American evangelicals. More recently, Luhrmann has been contributing a series of articles to the New York Times that offer small tastes of what she does in the book. Show More Summary
(via This Modern World -- Thanks to Luther for the link!)
Wednesday night in the 6pm time slot, MSNBC's PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton came out ahead of CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer in both the 25-54 demo and total viewers.
Comedian Doug Stanhope's Indiegogo campaign to raise money for Rebecca Vitsmun (whose exchange with CNN's Wolf Blitzer went viral) has more than doubled it's target goal, raking in over $100,000. Vitsmun has pledged to donate the funds...Show More Summary
Nine-year-old Asean Johnson warmed our hearts last week with his passionate speech at a rally to protest the plan to close 54 of Chicago's schools. [ more › ]
Tuesday afternoon on The Situation Room, CNN's Wolf Blitzer conducted an interview with a 9-year-old boy who's making waves in the ongoing crisis of Chicago public school closings. Third-grader Asean Johnson effectively saved MarcusShow More Summary
“37 Awesome Wolf Blitzer Glasses Shots”? “23 Times Piers Morgan Asks ‘Have You Ever Been In Love”? “26 News Events Anderson Cooper Rocked a Black T-Shirt”? CNN is partnering with BuzzFeed and youTube to launch a new YouTube channel that takes advantage of CNN’s current and archival video, as well as Buzzfeed’s skill at weaving social content. Show More Summary
Rebecca Vitsmun has struck a chord with people. Maybe it's because she was so forthright, yet so harmless, when she told Wolf Blitzer she was an atheist. Maybe it's because she was a breath of fresh air after seeing victim after victim of the Oklahoma tornado thank God for anything and everything. Show More Summary
In one of the videos that made the rounds in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado, Wolf Blitzer, standing amid the wreckage, interviews a woman holding her toddler son and asks her, “I guess you got to thank the Lord, … Continue reading ?
Four days after a more than 1-mile wide tornado ravaged Oklahoma, the media is awash with victims-standing-in-front-of-their-ruined-houses interviews. CNN's Wolf Blitzer was in the midst of conducting such an interview with Rebecca Vitsmun, who escaped her collapsing home with her 19-month-old son. Show More Summary