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Moraes on TV: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

Larry King's CNN series swansong chock full of priceless moments

[This blog post has been updated with ratings] Approximately 2.24 million people watched the very last episode of "Larry King Live" Thursday night -- more than tripling his average audience size this year to date. Larry King's final night as host of CNN's 9 o'clock weekday time slot Thursday was...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 17, 2010; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Channel 7 reporter 'international sensation' after tweeting Amtrak nightmare

[This blog post has been updated] WJLA reporter Stephen Tschida has become a local star after tweeting about his Thursday night 10-hour Amtrak train ride from Baltimore to Philadelphia. Yes, that's 10 hours. "The other day he only had 35 followers - now he's an international sensation," Tschida's boss, WJLA...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 17, 2010; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Jimmy Fallon and Craig Ferguson exchange Christmas presents

Dear Congress, Here is how they reach across the aisle on TV:...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 17, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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We will miss you, Larry King

(Updated with more video clips) Larry King, CNN's iconic talk show host, is hanging up his suspenders on Thursday, after 25 years interviewing practically everyone important and a boatload of unimportant people too. We've been accused of slinging around that word "iconic" too much, but, gosh darn it, if Larry...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 16, 2010; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Fox News re-signs Bret Baier to multi-year deal

Fox News has announced it has signed Bret Baier to a new, multi-year deal and he will continue as anchor of Fox News Channel's 6 p.m. news program, "Special Report." Baier, who took over "Special Report" anchor duties from Brit Hume in January 2009, previously worked as Fox News Channel's...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 14, 2010; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Golden Globes says 'hi' to new 'The Walking Dead,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'The Big C' -- blows big kiss to 'Glee'

[This blog post has been updated with poll questions about the nominations for TV drama series and comedy series] This season's freshman crop of TV shows was mostly a bust, if Tuesday's Golden Globe nominations are any measure - and they are. Steve Buscemi picked up a best actor nomination...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 14, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Anderson Cooper: The new Oprah, in Washington anyway

WJLA -- Washington D.C.'s Allbritton-owned ABC affiliate -- has bought Anderson Cooper's syndicated daytime TV talker, and is giving it Oprah Winfrey's timeslot, Warner Bros. announced Monday. Warner Bros., which is owned by Time Warner, which also owns CNN, has been selling Anderson's new show across country in anticipation of...

By Lisa de Moraes  | December 13, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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