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OAN Settles Lawsuit with Former Dominion Voting Systems Executive

Coomer is a former Dominion Voting Systems executive who claims he was forced into hiding due to false conspiracy theories pushed by outlets like OAN after the 2020 Presidential election was won by Joe Biden.

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One America News Network (OAN) and reporter Chanel Rion have settled a defamation lawsuit brought forth by former Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer.

A letter filed with the District Court in Denver County, Colorado says the two parties “have fully and finally settled the disputes among them concerning Plaintiff’s claims against Herring Networks, Inc. dba One America News Network and Chanel Rion only.”

Coomer is a former Dominion Voting Systems executive who claims he was forced into hiding due to false conspiracy theories pushed by outlets like OAN after the 2020 Presidential election was won by Joe Biden. The former executive brought forth the lawsuit in his home state in 2021. In the suit, he alleges former President Trump’s 2020 campaign staff, including Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, Newsmax, and other conservative outlets defamed him after the election. He also launched a lawsuit against MyPillow founder Mike Lindell for similar issues.

During its coverage of the 2020 election, OAN reportedly claimed Coomer met with Antifa on a conference call to plan how to steal the election for Biden. Rion produced a three-part series titled “Dominion-izing the Vote”, which featured interviews that claimed Coomer was “responsible for putting his finger on the scales of our election” and was potentially guilty of treason.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Earlier this year, Dominion Voting Systems settled a lawsuit with Fox News for similar claims to the tune of $787.5 million. The company still has pending lawsuits against OAN, Newsmax, Giuliani, and Powell. Coomer’s lawsuit was filed separately from Dominion’s.

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Norah O’Donnell to Host CBS Evening News From Republican National Convention

CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell will originate from the Wisconsin city on Wednesday, July 17th, and Thursday, July 18th.

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As the Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin, CBS Evening News will be on location with Norah O’Donnell anchoring from Milwaukee.

CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell will originate from the Wisconsin city on Wednesday, July 17th, and Thursday, July 18th. On the first two days of the convention, the program will offer extensive coverage of the event with in-depth analysis and also the latest developments of the campaign of President Joe Biden.

O’Donnell will also anchor primetime coverage from 8-11 PM ET as former President Donald Trump is expected to accept the party’s nomination for President. Joining O’Donnell in primetime are chief political analyst John Dickerson, Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan, and chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes.

CBS News will feature extension coverage of the event. Tony Dokoupil will be on location for the network’s morning show. Other personnel covering the convention for the network include Weijia Jiang, Major Garrett, Robert Costa, Ed O’Keefe, Caitlin Huey-Burns, Jake Rosen, and Olivia Rinaldi.

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Greg Gutfeld Executive Producer: We Won’t Be Wall-to-Wall Republican National Convention Just Because We’re in Milwaukee

“If there’s the kind of pop culture stuff that we do in the back half, we’ll still do that.”

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Fox News is taking its entire primetime lineup to Milwaukee for the upcoming Republican National Convention. And while Greg Gutfeld will be on location, that doesn’t mean the convention will be the only topic of conversation.

Gutfeld! will air at 11 PM ET — an hour later than its usual time — during the convention to make way for a special news program hosted by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.

But the late-night show will be in the Wisconsin city speaking with a panel of usual guests. And with that usual cast of characters means that the content of the program isn’t likely to change from its usual format.

“It’s people who Greg loves and has good chemistry with,” Executive Producer Tom O’Connor told TVNewser. “I don’t think it’ll be wall-to-wall RNC coverage for the whole hour, either. If there’s the kind of pop culture stuff that we do in the back half, we’ll still do that. That’s stuff that Greg always wants to talk about.”

O’Connor added that “It was an easy decision” to move Gutfeld! to Milwaukee for the Republican National Convention. He continued by noting that Greg Gutfeld being more comfortable as the host of the show allows for more on-location programs.

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Tucker Carlson Network App Coming to Smart TVs

“Our team has spent months developing the new TCN TV app, and it’s about to go live.”

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Tucker Carlson has been off TV since his April 2023 ouster from Fox News. That’s about to change with the launch of an app for his Tucker Carlson Network.

In an email to subscribers, the Tucker Carlson Network revealed “Our team has spent months developing the new TCN TV app, and it’s about to go live. When this app is released, you’ll be able to watch Tucker on your TV at any time.

The Tucker Carlson Network app will join a growing field of smart TV apps in recent months. Nearly every network news outlet has a free, ad-supported TV streaming app with products like NBC News Now, ABC Live, and the recently rebranded CBS News 24/7.

It is unclear if the new app will require a subscription to the network to watch the various video programs being produced by the former cable news host.

Currently, subscriptions to the platform cost $9 monthly or $72 for the entire year.

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