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Rick Kaplan

Advice for The Newsroom: You Want BS? Talk to a General. You Want Reality? Talk to a Grunt

Chez Pazienza | Posted 08.21.2013 | Media
Chez Pazienza

When half the people consulting on your show about how a newsroom operates -- a show that's called The Newsroom -- now lead lives that often involve working half-days and being ushered to and from work in free town cars, realism is going to suffer.

CNN, Embarrassed Again

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I probably know CNN's history as well as anybody and I recall with regret two other incidents where CNN failed to meet the standards of responsible journalism.

Michael Calderone

GOP Debate Producer: 'This Is Do Or Die' | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.07.2012 | Media

CONCORD, N.H. -- Rick Kaplan, producer for Saturday's ABC News/Yahoo/WMUR debate, says he doesn't "remember a debate that has as much on the line as t...

Katie Couric's Right Hand Man Jumps To ABC

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

Katie Couric's former CBS Evening News executive producer, Rick Kaplan, is returning to ABC News as an executive producer of This Week with Christian...

CNN: The Axe Has Dropped, But Will the Ratings Rise?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

CNN has been rotting for the past twenty years, and it's not going to be fixed in a matter of months. But maybe with a new president in the driver's seat, the station will at least have a chance to take off in a new direction.

Rick Kaplan, CBS Evening News Producer, Called Out During Will Ferrell HBO Special (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rick Kaplan, executive producer of "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" and the former head of CNN and MSNBC, was called on in the audience participat...

Goodbye, RNC!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The pageantry of the conventions are over, and now we get to pull back and see things in context, in frame set against each other, unscripted and engaging with the real world.