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Weekly Best Shows: Week of July 12, 2010

penny-hardaway-2On The Bottom Line Sports Show: Penny Hardaway wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He’s ready, willing and able to return to pro hoops—and is jonesing to play side-by-side with LeBron James. “I haven’t lost my jump shot,” our all-star contributor, 38, says. “I still have something to offer any team in the NBA.”

carlson-olbermann4On Mediaite.com Tucker Carlson claims no personal ill-will toward Keith Olbermann, he sure is reveling in the cyber-battle he picked with the MSNBC anchor—a former colleague—by nailing down the rights to KeithOlbermann.com. “It’s amusing as hell!” the Fox News contributor tells us.

patricia-richardson Buzzworthy Radio’s NaVell Lee goes one-on-one with Patricia Richardson, who played Jill Taylor on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. The Emmy winner will chat about her role in the upcoming flick Beautiful Wave, and in tonight’s Jensen Project on NBC.


Host Christopher Reburn channels fellow master psychic Lisa Williams, bestselling author of Life Among the Dead and star of the Lifetime series of the same name, now in its second season. Lisa will chat about her upcoming tour of her native England and other European nations.

queen-latifah1Sounds like Queen Latifah may have the patter of little feet in her sights. “As an adult, as a I looked back on how my mom raised us,” the superstar tells our wOw Effect host, “I was so thoroughly impressed, and I figured, If I can be just half the mother she is, I’ll be doing just fine.”


WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams grooves with Marshall Thompson, leader of the legendary ‘70s soul quartet The Chi-Lites, who charted with such tunes as Oh Girl and Have You Seen Her. MT will chat about the group’s current tour with “The ‘70s Soul Jam.”

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Tucker Carlson—Buyer of KeithOlbermann.com —on Former Colleague Keith: ‘He’s despised at MSNBC. He’s the most disliked person in the building’

Though Tucker Carlson claims no personal ill-will toward Keith Olbermann, he sure is reveling in the cyber-battle he picked with the MSNBC anchor—by nailing down the rights to KeithOlbermann.com.

Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio’s Mediaite, the conservative icon explains why he made such an acquisition, and what his site, The Daily Caller—which launched in January as a right-wing answer to The Huffington Post—plans to do with it.

That's not amusing?" Tucker (above) says of doling out KeithOlbermann.com email addresses to his readers. "Of course it is!"

That's not amusing?" Tucker (above) says of doling out to his readers KeithOlbermann.com email addresses. "Of course it is!"

“It evolved over the last six months. We started reviewing Countdown [with Keith Olbermann] every Friday,” Tucker, who formerly worked for MSNBC and CNN—and is now a paid contributor for Fox News Channel—tells host Steve Krakauer of the impetus for buying the domain.

“A writer, called Ruth Graham, in New York, has been tasked with watching every minute of every show of Countdown. She now has a facial twitch, actually, from it. And on the basis of that, writes a Friday column.

“We started running fluffy pieces on Keith Olbermann—crying on the air or whatever; pieces of interest to Keith Olbermann watchers—and we decided Continue reading

SoundBits: Semi-Roving (and Fantasy Sports-Loving) Media Maven Steve Krakauer

The list of guests who’ve graced MediaBistro.com’s Morning Media Menu in 2009 alone reads like a who’s who of big-media talent. To wit: Cynthia McFadden and Terry Moran of ABC News, Chris Cuomo of ABC’s Good Morning America, Chris Hansen of NBC News, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC, John Roberts and Kiran Chetry of CNN, Becky Quick of CNBC, Liz Claman of Fox Business Network, and former CNN anchor Tucker Carlson. So it’s no wonder that we’ve dragged Steve Krakauer into our green room this week for a grilling. Along with Glynnis MacNicol of MediaBistro’s FishbowlNY.com, the New Jersey native, who now resides in Manhattan, takes to cyberspace each weekday at 9 a.m. ET as host of what’s fast shaping up to be the media industry’s premier radio program. That said, we’re on in three… two…

Lean and mean: One-man reporting team Steve (above) covering Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver last summer.

Lean and mean: One-man reporting team Steve (above) covering Barack Obama’s speech at the DNC in Denver last summer.

Give us a 15- second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?

We tell you the media news of the day in 15 minutes or less, and bring on special guests from around the industry.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

One would have to be that I’m a big fantasy baseball and football fan – and I’m lucky to have the wide array of shows on BlogTalkRadio’s Fantasy Sports Channel. Also, I spent a year as an NBC page (like “Kenneth the Page” [played by Jack McBrayer] on 30 Rock), roaming the halls of 30 Rock while working on Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and giving hundreds of studio tours.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

I’m not sure who my broadcasting hero would be, but certainly one of the radio titans would be Rush Limbaugh, who we were pleasantly surprised to learn listens to the show (or at least someone on his staff does).

[Editor’s Note: To read about Rush’s Morning Media Menu mentions – and hear those excerpts from his show – click here.]

CAPTION: And getting the lowdown from MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski at the TVNewser Summit in NYC this month.

And getting the lowdown from MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski at the TVNewser Summit in NYC this month.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

Of course we’d love Rush to come on. And ever since former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich started showing up on every channel, we’ve wanted to have him as a guest as well. Blago – if you’re reading – you’re welcome any time!

As we speak, what are you wearing?

Jeans and a T-shirt…boring. As I usually broadcast from my apartment before heading to work, I’m usually on my way to becoming fully dress- ed for our 9 a.m. podcast.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

There’s been a couple times where we’ve taken the podcast on the road for a “roving podcast.” We’ve broadcast from MSNBC’s Morning Joe green room and from an office at CNN’s American Morning, while inter- viewing the hosts of each show. It was a little strange wandering around those studios talking to various TV news personalities on speaker on my iPhone.

To sample Steve and Glynnis’ show, Morning Media Menu, click here.

To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.

Rush Limbaugh’s a No-Longer-So-Secret BlogTalkRadio Listener

If you weren’t already convinced that online radio – in addition to being the wave of the future – is a force to be reckoned with, take a gander at these quotes from Rush Limbaugh’s February 20 terrestrial radio show:

Terry: Twittered touché to talk titan.

Terry: Twittered touché to talk titan.

“There’s a blog out there called mediabistro.com, TVNewser and so forth. And the TV people read it relig- iously. I mean, not too many other members of the public do, but it’s big in the TV business,” said the talk- meister.

“They have a show on there; it’s a Web radio show.

Terry Moran of ABC’s Nightline was the guest [this morning]. This is what he said about President Obama,” the nationally- syndicated host continued.

The “Web radio” show Rush was referring to is, as you may have guessed, BlogTalkRadio’s Morning Media Menu, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. ET.

Hosted by Steve Krakauer and Glynnis MacNicol, MMM delivers one- on-one interviews with leading media-industry figures.

On the campaign trail in November 2007 “Lord Obama.”

On the 2007 campaign trail with “Lord Obama.”

This year alone, the show has featured such guests as ABC News anchor Cynthia McFadden, CBS Morning Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez, former CNN host Tucker Carlson, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, CNBC anchor Becky Quick and Fox News Channel host Andy Levy.

Not to mention Terry, who – eliciting Rush’s response – said on MMM:

“In some ways Barack Obama is the first president since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval Office. “From visionary leader of a giant movement, now he’s got an executive position that he has to perform in, in a way, and I think the coverage reflects that.”

Rush: Regular BTR tuner-inner?

Rush: Regular BTR tuner-inner?

“Yes, you heard right: a step down for Lord Barack Obama, the Most Merciful,” Rush added about Terry’s take on America’s new commander-in-chief.

“He was leading this giant movement, à la George Washington. Now he’s had to take a step down. What did I tell you people? He’s too big to fail.”

Only problem is, Terry wasn’t serious.

“Rush didn’t get the joke, the ABC News anchor quipped via Twitter.

“Or the point. As usual.”

To read the transcript from Rush’s show, click here.

To hear Rush’s show – on which he exerpts Terry’s BlogTalkRadio interview – click here.

To hear Terry’s full interview, click here.

It’s a Bittersweet Edition of ‘The Mix’

And what exactly do we mean by “bittersweet”?

As much pleasure as it would give us to tell you, we can’t.

John in 2008 – pre-cropping.

John in 2008 – pre-cropping.

Because, well, we’re not ex- actly sure ourselves.

But by the time the show rolls around, we promise we’ll have it (as the British say) sussed.

Until then, what we can tell you is, tonight’s show answers such all-important questions as:

—Why America’s favorite mom, Florence Henderson, is more than willing to “do raunchy stuff.”

—Which iconic edifice Tucker Carlson thinks should be re- named “The Staples House.”

—How Tonight show announc- er  John Melendez (above) got to look like Howie Mandel and Dr. Phil.

—What former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey was doing at a Hannah Montana concert (or so he says).

John, with boss Jay Leon (middle) and colleague Kevin Eubanks post-bet loss.

John, with boss Jay Leno (middle) and colleague Kevin Eubanks, post-bet loss.

—Why Glam God winner Indashio, not wanting to name-drop, re- fuses to talk about the celeb- rities he has styled – though moments later tells us he has styled Lil’ Kim, Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks, Kathy Lee Gifford and other lovely ladies.

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

Tucker Carlson on Obama-Inauguration Controversy: ‘How you can decide you have exclusive rights to something that takes place on the National Mall?!’

Poor Barack Obama.

Just hours before he’s sworn in as America’s 44th commander-in-chief, another controversy comes along to taint his big day.

Bad media move?

Obama: Bad media move?

As The Washington Post reported Saturday, Obama is being criticized for selling exclusive TV rights to his inaugural events – for more than $5 million.

The deals cut by the incoming administration include $2.5 million from HBO to air last night’s all-star concert, featuring Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Beyoncé, at the Lincoln Memorial – which was attended by the president-elect, and vice president-elect Joe Biden.

So if you haven’t got HBO, you were out of luck.

Separately, Walt Disney Co. paid $2 million for two specials that will air, respectively, on its Disney Channel and ABC net:

Tonight’s children’s concert at Verizon Center, hosted by soon-to-be First Lady Michelle Obama and Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, and featuring Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers; and the “Neighborhood Inaugural Ball” tomorrow, at which Obama is expected to make his first official speech of the evening – and have his first dance with his wife as First Couple.tucker-carlson2

“These are public events taking place on public property. The Mall is not owned by the Inaugural Committee or this administration or any television network. It belongs to…all 308 million of us. So how can decide you have exclusive rights to something that takes place on the National Mall!” Tucker Carlson tells BlogTalkRadio’s Morning Media Menu today.

“There’s a principle at stake. You could make money – I don’t know – why don’t we name The White House?” adds the  former CNN and MSNBC anchor.

“We could call it ‘The Staples House’ or ‘The Home Depot House!’”

To hear Tucker’s full interview on Morning Media Menu, click here.

For more on the TV-rights controversy, click here to read The Washington Post story.