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Entries by Rebecca Shapiro from 03/2013

Erin Burnett To CNN Mornings Not A Sure Thing: Report

Posted 03.01.2013 | Media

Did viewers get a taste of CNN's new morning show yesterday? While rumors swirled that CNN president Jeff Zucker was planning to hire primetime host E...

Keith Olbermann Appears In New Documentary 'Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.01.2013 | Media

Keith Olbermann returned to his roots in a new documentary about the holy grail of baseball cards: the T206 Honus Wagner. Described as a baseball ...

Gayle King, Seth Meyers Play 'You News, You Lose' On 'Watch What Happens Live' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.01.2013 | Media

Gayle King appeared on Andy Cohen's late night show "Watch What Happens Live" on Thursday and played a media-themed game with fellow guest Seth Meyers...

Carol Costello Gets Creepily Hit On By CNN Sports Anchor Carlos Diaz (VIDEO)

Posted 03.01.2013 | Media

CNN Newsroom host Carol Costello was creepily hit on by her colleague after he finished a sports report on Friday. CNN sports anchor Carlos Diaz wr...

Washington Post Axes Ombudsmen Position

Posted 03.01.2013 | Media

The world has changed, and we at The Post must change with it. We have been privileged to have had the service of many talented ombudsmen (and women) ...

Jonah Lehrer's 'How We Decide' Pulled From Stores

Posted 03.01.2013 | Media

Two weeks after disgraced journalist Jonah Lehrer publically apologized for the “frailties” and “weaknesses” that lead to his firing from the ...

Ann Romney On 'Fox News Sunday': 'I'm Happy To Blame The Media' For Mitt's Loss (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2013 | Media

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann sat down with Fox News' Chris Wallace for their first interview since the 2012 e...

Gene Sperling Reacts To Bob Woodward Fracas: 'He's A Legend' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2013 | Media

White House economic adviser Gene Sperling reacted to his highly publicized email dispute with famed Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward during appe...

Signing Off As Washington Post Ombudsman

Posted 03.03.2013 | Media

My two-year term as The Post's independent ombudsman has run out. It has been both a privilege to serve Post readers as a pipeline to the staff and an...

Oprah To Deliver Harvard Commencement Address

Posted 03.04.2013 | Media

Oprah will deliver the commencement address at Harvard University's 362nd graduation ceremony, multiple outlets reported on Monday. The graduation ...

Keith Olbermann Eyeing ESPN Return: Report

Posted 03.04.2013 | Media

Keith Olbermann is eyeing a return to the network that made him famous, the New York Times reported on Monday. Olbermann, who worked at ESPN from 1...

Regis Philbin Returning To TV With Fox Sports 1 Show

Posted 03.04.2013 | Media

Regis Philbin will reportedly return to TV in a new sports show on Fox Sports 1 (see update below). According to the New York Post, Philbin will ho...

Female Byline Totals Show Little Improvement In New Study

Posted 03.04.2013 | Media

An annual study of female bylines in various literary publications revealed that there has been little improvement in the amount of stories published ...

Fox News Appears To Have Lifted From Politico

Posted 03.04.2013 | Media

The Agriculture Department’s programs for the poor also will see cuts in March, including the Women, Infants and Children program, which must cut it...

'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Recap: Problems In Paris

| Posted 03.04.2013 | TV

Problems follow these housewives wherever they go -- even to Paris! Kim struggles to get on Paris time while Lisa ruffles feathers -- especially Kyle's -- all over the City of Light.

'The Carrie Diaries' Recap: 'Hush Hush' Introduces Cosmos And Manolos

| Posted 03.04.2013 | TV

Carrie and her friends find out that "secrets are like hand grenades. If you hang on to them for too long, they explode in your face."

Rachel Maddow On 'Today' About Sequester: 'We Invent Our Own Crises' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.05.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow appeared on the "Today" show on Tuesday to discuss the sequester and criticized the government for creating its own problems. The se...

Shaq To Charlie Rose: 'You're A Sexy Dude, Brother' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.05.2013 | Media

Famed basketball star Shaquille O'Neal appeared on "CBS This morning" on Tuesday and interrupted Charlie Rose's interview to shower the host with comp...

'Fox & Friends' Hosts Fail Basic Math Homework (VIDEO)

Posted 03.05.2013 | Media

For whatever reason, Fox News' morning show decided to use its hosts as examples of parents who can't help their children with their math homework. ...

Sean Hannity Attacks Brian Williams: 'Rest Of The Country Appears To Be Disappointed In You' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2013 | Media

Sean Hannity laid into Brian Williams' on his Fox News program Tuesday night for revealing during an interview that he has "profound disappointments i...

Matt Lauer Grills Martha Stewart On Macy's Lawsuit

Posted 03.06.2013 | Media

Martha Stewart appeared on NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday to discuss the testy lawsuit she's embroiled in with Macy's. The retail giant is suing Mart...

Nora Ephron's Eulogy For Journalism And For Herself

Posted 03.06.2013 | Media

Based on real events, "Lucky Guy" is about a tabloid journalist named Mike McAlary....

Norah O'Donnell Debuts On '60 Minutes' With Sheryl Sandberg Exclusive: 'There Will Be A Lot Of Strong Reactions' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.08.2013 | Media

“I am not a fan of that phrase,” “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell said when she was asked the perennial question, “Can women hav...

Rachel Maddow On Reince Priebus Blaming MSNBC: 'I Find This To Be Excellent News' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.08.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow seemed particularly amused that Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus suggested MSNBC contributed to the GOP's tough losses in the 20...

White House Reporter Balances Working And Breastfeeding

Posted 03.08.2013 | Media

When I imagined my journalism career, I never pictured myself standing shirtless in a unisex bathroom in the White House....