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March 5, 2015

What does someone have to do to get a mug around here?

Poor John Berman. The under-appreciated CNN anchor can’t even get a coffee mug with his show’s name on it. Berman, who has been with “Early Start” for much of its turbulent time on air and currently helms the show with Christine Romans, noticed CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter show off his show’s new “Reliable Sources” coffee mugs on […]

March 2, 2015

Thomas Roberts debuts on MSNBC dayside

With a mix of headlines, social media and Steadicam shots, “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” debuted today. Using an upbeat format with quick changes and less talking heads discussing politics, the show feels like an MSNBC program from a different era. The show actually flowed from one story to another, instead of drowning in debate […]

February 27, 2015

CNN Heroes banner runs under Don Lemon, llama

As if Don Lemon “interviewing” a llama wasn’t weird enough, a screen grab from the segment with a CNN Heroes banner under him and his furry pal is circulating online. The banner, which was left on screen just a bit too long, encouraged viewers to “nominate a hero” and its positioning under Lemon standing next […]

February 27, 2015

Don Lemon interviews a llama on ‘Llama Cam’

TV journalists sure scored some big exclusives this week. First a South Carolina station interviewed a fictional cartoon character for a “news” story — and now CNN‘s Don Lemon has interviewed a llama. In case you were completely oblivious yesterday (not that we would blame you), the Internet freaked out about two big “stories” Thursday […]

February 26, 2015

MSNBC/Telemundo hosts town hall with President Obama

MSNBC and Telemundo hosted a town hall with President Barack Obama Wednesday from Florida International University. Graphically, the two networks shared an overall look (based on MSNBC’s State of the Union/Presidential Address graphics package), with each adding a few elements. The taped program aired in primetime and began with Jose Diaz-Balart introducing the town hall (recorded twice in English […]

February 20, 2015

ABC News releases Xbox app

ABC News has launched an app for the Xbox One platform. The app, which is the first U.S. news application on the gaming console, according to the network’s announcement, the ABC News app will offer access to multiple simultaneous streams of live video as well as on-demand content, entertainment news, original programming and highlights from ABC News […]

February 19, 2015

CNN banner ‘changes’ Obama’s stance on Muslims

In a lower third banner that ran during its coverage of an event President Obama was attending, CNN omitted a key word that drastically changed the meaning of what the president said. The network’s banner that aired under Obama’s image read: “Obama: Must ‘Stigmatize’ Muslim Community.” Less than a minute later, the network swapped out the […]

February 17, 2015

‘CNN Quiz Show’ set photos added

“The CNN Quiz Show” debuted this President’s Day on the cable news network with a set from Clickspring Design. “CNN’s Quiz Show: Presidential Edition features an adaptation of the network’s iconic cubes, this time as lecterns for host, Anderson Cooper and for the six anchor-team contestants. Modernist presidential portraiture surrounds the primary game area allowing […]

February 17, 2015

CNNI goes simple for ‘Newsroom’ rebrand

CNNI unveiled a new look for “Newsroom” that sheds the extruded 3D in favor of a simple, clean one. The new look features a dominant blue background with the word “Newsroom” subtly blended into the background. The show’s logo also now features simplified typography with just the network’s logo in a red box followed by the […]

February 12, 2015

CNBC Asia updates look

CNBC Asia updated its graphics this week to match the look that debuted stateside in October. The package, by Block & Tackle, features fluid and dynamic motion along with a cleaner look. h/t Mr. Q on TVforum.co.uk