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Moraes on TV: October 31, 2010 - November 6, 2010

Meghan McCain scoffs at Obama interview with Seacrest; Seacrest bites back

[This blog post has been updated] John McCain's daughter, Meghan went on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Wednesday to demonstrate her complete lack of understanding on the use of entertainment programming for political gain. First, she nicked President Obama for having done an interview Tuesday with Ryan Seacrest on...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 4, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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George W Bush: Kanye's Katrina comment low-point in presidency. Kanye West: Just like when I grabbed Taylor Swift's mic at VMAs

[This blog post has been updated] Former president George W. Bush told NBC News's Matt Lauer that the "all-time low" of his eight years in the White House came when notorious loose-cannon Kanye West appeared on a Hurricane Katrina relief fundraiser and said, "George Bush doesn't care about black...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 3, 2010; 7:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Fox News Channel dominates news ratings on Election Day

[This blog entry has been updated] Fox News Channel towered over its cable news rivals on election night, attracting more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined. The cable news network also edged out broadcasters in the ratings during their primetime election specials. In primetime, an average of 7 million viewers...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 3, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert cover election night

Comedy Central's Sanity and Fear mongers went live to cover election night results. Here's sanity advocate Jon Stewart: The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cIndecision 2010 - Maybe We Can't - Election Resultswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore Sanity ...followed by fear advocate Stephen Colbert:...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 3, 2010; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Rick Fox sent packing on 'Dancing With the Stars' results night

Though the show judges praised his quickstep as his best performance to date, former NBA star Rick Fox got the hook on "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday during its bicentennial episode. Meanwhile, celebrity-in-training Bristol Palin survived another week, though she scored the fewest points from the judges - though...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 2, 2010; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars  
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Ryan Seacrest interviews President Obama

WaPo TeamTV's Emily Yahr reports: If Comedy Central can stage a rally in Washington to restore sanity, it's just a hop skip and a jump to the the host of "American Idol" sitting down to interview the President of the United States on election day. Yes, Ryan Seacrest (Seabiscuit to...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 2, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Stewart and Colbert celebrate their rally

Comedy Central's late night hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert take their "Victory Laps" two days after staging their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington: The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cRally to Restore Sanity Lost and Foundwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 2, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear  
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Conan O'Brien streams 4 minute, 20 second "Conan" dry run

WaPo Team TV's Emily Yahr reports: Conan O'Brien has mastered the art of marketing anyway. TBS announced O'Brien would host "Show Zero" Monday night at 11 -- it turned out to be a 4 minute and 20 second plug for the launch of "Conan" on TBS next week. Not...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 2, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Dancing with the Stars' mentor week: We watch so you don't have to

"Dancing with the Stars" celebrates its 200th episode with a cattle call of former competitors and a round of team dancing with team captains Kristi Yamaguchi and Apolo Ohno -- both Olympians.

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 1, 2010; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Zombies crush Rally to Restore Sanity -- ratings-wise

An overhead view of the rally. (Reuters) About 2 million people watched the live telecast of the Rally to Restore Sanity on Comedy Central Saturday . About 5 million watched the debut of a zombie show the next night on AMC. "It's a good day to be dead," AMC...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 1, 2010; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear  
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'Piers Morgan Tonight' -- name of CNN's 'Larry King Live' replacement

"Piers Morgan Tonight" is the name of the show replacing "Larry King Live" on CNN in January, the cable news network announced Monday. Piers Morgan -- or according to Jon Stewart, "a British guy no one's heard of." (Chris Pizzello/AP) The network finally confirmed that Jonathan Wald -- who used...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 1, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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CBS News: estimated 215,000 attend Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

CBS News estimated 215,000 attended the rally organized by Comedy Central late night stars Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert last Saturday in Washington. The news organization based its estimate on a report from AirPhotosLive.com, which uses aerial pictures taken over the rally and which, the company says, has a...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 1, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear  
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George Lopez's guest list smacks down Conan's

Is it just us, or did George Lopez totally outgun Conan O'Brien, guest-list-wise, for Conan's first week taking Lopez's timeslot on TBS? George Lopez is filling his first week at midnight with some high-profile guests.(Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) Lopez is being moved to midnight to clear out his current timeslot...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 1, 2010; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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