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Moraes on TV: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Letterman's would-be blackmailer out of jail in time for News Emmys

Just in time for the 31st Annual News & Documentary Awards, Emmy Awards, former CBS News producer Robert "Joe" Halderman has been set free from Riker's Island jail complex, where he was serving his six-month term for a plot to try to blackmail CBS late-night host David Letterman. Halderman's one...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 2, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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WDCW gm Meyrowitz to New York

Eric Meyrowitz, the vice president/general manager of Washington's Tribune-owned CW station WDCW, is leaving town to become vice president/GM of Tribune's New York station WPIX, effective immediately. Ashley Messina, the station's head of sales, has been named interim general manager of the station, but Meyrowitz will shuttle between New York...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 2, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Gunman dead after being shot at Discovery HQ

[This blog post has been updated] James J. Lee, longtime critic of Discovery Communications, has died after being shot by police and the device he had with him detonated, Montgomery County Police said Wednesday evening. Police are now searching for additional explosive devices they think might be in the building....

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 1, 2010; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Conan names his new TBS show

Conan O'Brien appears to have cleared the name "Conan" with Conan the Barbarian and is free to use it as the name of his new TBS late night show debuting in November. Watch Conan explain the artistic process by which he came up with his new show name on his...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 1, 2010; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Conan tweets tease for new TBS late-night show name

"I was going to announce the name of my new show today, but my lawyers tell me 'The Return of Nanny McPhee' is taken. Tune in tomorrow," Conan O'Brien tweeted Tuesday afternoon. TBS has already been running promos for the show, which is scheduled to debut in November, but without...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 31, 2010; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bristol Palin talks up "Dancing with the Stars" gig

To the surprise of everyone who has been living under a flat rock since Thursday morning, "Dancing with the Stars's" biggest "get" for fall is Bristol Palin. That group apparently includes "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts, who stuck to her script -- even though word of Bristol's casting had been...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 31, 2010; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bristol Palin takes on The Situation, Hasselhoff on "Dancing"

ABC has announced the new lineup of "Dancing with the Stars," with Bristol Palin, David Hasselhoff and Florence Henderson -- among others -- making the cast. (AP) | PHOTOS [This blog entry has been updated with ABC's announcement] *Bristol Palin is getting into the family business, becoming one of...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 30, 2010; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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