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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 28, 2020 11:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; William McRaven, retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. ___ NBC’s...

Fox News viewership slips post-election, prodded by Trump

Nov. 24, 2020 5:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a bizarre video retweeted Tuesday by President Donald Trump, a sinister-looking Randy Quaid is seen in a closeup with flashing lights illuminating his bearded face as he intones, “Fox News daytime ratings have completely collapsed.” Did the actor, who posted his...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 20, 2020 6:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Ron Klain, chief of staff to President-elect Joe Biden; Dr. Moncef Slaoui, head of the government’s coronavirus vaccine effort. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep....

FILE - Officials sort ballots during an audit at the Floyd County administration building in Rome, Ga. on Friday morning, Nov. 13, 2020.  On Friday, Nov. 20, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that the identities of deceased residents in Georgia were used to illegally cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election. (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 20, 2020 12:58 PM EST

A look at false and misleading claims and videos circulating after the presidential election and news about COVID-19 vaccines. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Officials debunk multiple claims of dead...

This 2018 photo shows Chris Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax. The network's rise in popularity has been astonishingly swift and could indicate the first serious threat to Fox News Channel's iron grip on conservative viewers in two decades. (Newsmax via AP)

Trump-friendly Newsmax seeks to cut into Fox’s viewership

Nov. 18, 2020 6:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that his largely invisible network has suddenly been flooded by fans of President Donald Trump, Newsmax television personality Grant Stinchfield is puffing out his chest. “They don't know what to do with all of us,” Stinchfield said on the air Monday night. “We're...

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) chairman Chen Yaw-shyang makes remarks during a press conference explaining the rejection of the license renewal for the pro-China news channel CTi TV, Wednesday, Nov. 128, 2020, in Taipei, Taiwan. Chen said CTi TV was found to have repeatedly violated regulations and failure to implement an internal control mechanism. It has been fined for 21 violations over the past six years. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)

Taiwan refuses to renew pro-China news channel's license

Nov. 18, 2020 6:56 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s government refused to renew the broadcast license of a leading pro-China cable news channel on Wednesday, prompting complaints of political interference. The National Communications Commission cited repeated violations of rules on accurate reporting in saying it had...

After long wait, scripted shows return to network schedules

Nov. 17, 2020 6:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After the coronavirus pandemic sidelined creators and led to a delayed start of the traditional fall television season, scripted shows are beginning to return to network schedules. Not all of them, not yet. But the return was most apparent the week after the election, and already there are...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 14, 2020 10:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Jon Ossoff, Democratic Senate candidate in Georgia; Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Adm. Brett Giroir; Dr. Atul Gawande, coronavirus adviser to President-elect Joe Biden; John Bolton,...

This Nov. 16, 2018, photo, provided by the Delaware Humane Association shows Joe Biden and his newly-adopted German shepherd Major, in Wilmington, Del. (Stephanie Carter/Delaware Humane Association via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what did not happen last week

Nov. 13, 2020 2:51 PM EST

A look at false and misleading claims and videos in the days after President-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ No evidence that...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks for a receiver during an NFL game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Tampa, Fla. The Saints defeated the Buccaneers 38-3. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

NFL television ratings see 6% decline at midseason point

Nov. 12, 2020 1:46 PM EST

The NFL was not expected to be immune from the ratings declines that have hit all sports this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and presidential election. But the declines are not as bad as feared at the beginning of the season. Games are averaging 15.1 million television and digital viewers, according to the...