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Katie Couric: I Didn’t Think My Book Was That Provocative

The former syndicated daytime television host appeared on The View Monday to discuss the media’s coverage of her impending memoir titled “Going There.”

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Katie Couric’s new book is not even out yet but it’s getting plenty of media attention.

The former syndicated daytime television host appeared on “The View” Monday to discuss the media’s coverage of her impending memoir titled “Going There.”

“I didn’t think it was that provocative … It really isn’t if you read it,” Couric said. “I mean, to me, it’s been sort of distorted, cherrypicked, twisted, and rewritten in a way that, to me, bears very little resemblance to what I wrote.”

Couric was criticized recently when it was revealed that she edited out a key quote from an interview with late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during an interview in 2016.

The quote from Ginsberg centered on the controversy with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

“I wanted it to be genuine and really reflect my point of view and my feelings about things at any given time,” Couric said regarding the book.

Couric’s new book is set to be released Tuesday. 

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Salem News Channel Adds Local TV Distribution Through Partnership With HC2 Broadcasting

“This is another significant step in the rapid growth and distribution of the Salem News Channel…”

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Salem News Channel will now be available on local, over-the-air television in 55 markets after a new partnership with HC2 Broadcasting.

The new partnership will place the conservative news outlet on digital subchannels in markets like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Tampa, and Minneapolis, among others.

“We welcome our new partnership with HC2 Broadcasting. This is another significant step in the rapid growth and distribution of the Salem News Channel, and in HC2 Broadcasting’s expansion,” said Salem News Channel Vice President and General Manager Cary Pahigian.

“We are excited about our partnership with Salem Media Group and delighted to be launching the Salem News Channel on our TV broadcast platform,” added HC2 Broadcasting President and CEO Les Levi. “The channel will be available for the first time to broadcast television viewers, who should enjoy the network’s rich and informative news content.”

With the new partnership, the network — which will be on broadcast television for the first time — will be available in 25% of TV markets in the nation.

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MSNBC Contributor Howard Fineman Dies

He died Tuesday evening after battling the ailment for more than two years.

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Longtime Newsweek reporter and NBC News/MSNBC contributor Howard Fineman has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

In a post to social media, Fineman’s wife, Amy, shared that he died Tuesday evening after battling the ailment for more than two years.

“He couldn’t have been adored more. The world was a better place because he lived in it and wrote about it,” his spouse wrote.

Fineman worked for Newsweek for 30 years, leading the outlet’s coverage of the American political scene. After departing the organization, he became the global editorial director for AOL Huffington Post Media Group. His work also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and RealClearPolitics, among others.

During his work as a political analyst for NBC News since 2017, he appeared heavily on MSNBC on programs like Hardball with Chris Mattews, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, and The Rachel Maddow Show.

Howard Fineman was 75 years old.

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Brian Stelter: News CEOs Worried About Future Under Potential Trump Second Term

“We use the words that Trump and his allies have said, and we use them to talk about the future.”

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As the 2024 presidential election nears, words spoken by each side of the political aisle become hyper-scrutinized. Former CNN host Brian Stelter believes themes from the Trump campaign have leaders of news organizations concerned for the future.

While appearing with Abby Phillip on his former cable news home Tuesday, Stelter stated that he had spoken with news leaders and shared that some have privately expressed concern about what a second Trump term could mean for the business.

“I’ve talked to the heads of news organizations, CEOs, and media companies that are thinking this through, not in dramatic fashion, not because they’re afraid of going to jail, but because they want to know what could Trump do to use his power in the second term to punish the media,” Stelter said.

The comments from Brian Stelter come after MSNBC host Rachel Maddow shared that she was “worried” about not only her future but the future of the nation, should Trump be elected.

“I’m worried about the country broadly if we put someone in power who is openly avowing that he plans to build camps to hold millions of people, and to ‘root out’ what he’s described in subhuman terms as his ‘enemy from within.’ Again, history is helpful here,” the MSNBC host said. “He’s not joking when he says this stuff, and we’ve seen what happens when people take power proclaiming that kind of agenda.”

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