3 items from 2016
The manager of the Oakland warehouse that caught on fire, killing at least 36 people over the weekend, spoke briefly to reporters on Sunday amid reports that the space was the subject of numerous safety complaints.
Derick Ion Almena told Kgo at the Oakland Marriott City Center on Sunday night in a message to the victims, “They’re my children. They’re my friends, they’re my family, they’re my loves, they’re my future. What else do I have to say?” Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern said Monday that no more bodies are likely to be pulled from the rubble. »
- Lindsay Kimble
After a campaign that made media coverage an election issue, Variety examines the spin throughout Election Day across the major TV news outlets.
9pm Pt “We just made a decision in this country we thought was impossible,” says Maddow.
Republican strategist Steve Schmidt is ready to call the race for Trump — but he’s got another question for the panel. “Why are the Russians so keen on having a candidate of their preference being elected?” That sparks a fierce debate, with Matthews challenging the idea that Russia intended to influence the results of the election.
Matthews tries to offer a calming note on a different subject: Immigration policy. There’s no way Trump can pass a law banning people based on their religion “which is totally unconstitutional,” he says. Actually making policy in Washington goes through the guys in the middle — bipartisan senators — who will never let it happen.
Challenges Maddow: He campaigned on it. He »
- Debra Birnbaum
A new front is about to open in TV’s morning wars.
Billy Bush will make his official debut as a member of NBC’s “Today” team when the A.M. mainstay begins covering the Rio Olympics between August 8 and August 19- and gears up to take advantage of a potential ratings surge that could bring it closer to trumping rival “Good Morning America.’
Bush’s formal duties with the franchise will be with its 9 a.m. hour, which is expected to look different in weeks to come. But his introduction to the program’s viewership will come via the Olympics coverage. “Today” frequently benefits from the large audiences that tune in to the massive event, and it’s possible that the show may enjoy a spike in ratings as NBC broadcasts more than 260 hours related to the event between August 5 and August 21.
- Brian Steinberg
3 items from 2016
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