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Weekend TV in Review: Good Wife, Zombie Mania, Crisis, ESPN's Big East Requiem

Just about the best news I heard all week: CBS's renewal of the splendid The Good Wife for a sixth season, among a ton of other pick-ups. If the month or more of special-Sunday distractions (Super Bowl, Olympics, Oscars) caused you to drift away, now's a great time for "Opting Back In." Which happens to be the name of a keynote speech Alicia (Julianna Margulies) is nervously preparing for the annual American Bar Association powwow in New York City — an occasion allowing for a terrific running gag involving new Mayor Bill De Blasio (Sunday, 9/8c).

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Soledad O'Brien Joins HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Soledad O'Brien is joining HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the network announced on Wednesday. 

"Soledad is a perfect fit for Real Sports," Ken Hershman, president of HBO Sports, said in a statement. "She's an extraordinary interviewer and storyteller, and we're thrilled to be able to add her to a franchise where the emphasis is on finding and presenting thought-provoking stories in the diverse and ever-fascinating world of sports."

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Soledad O'Brien Leaving Morning Show; Will Take on New Role at CNN

Soledad O'Brien will soon be giving her alarm clock a rest. The news anchor is leaving CNN's morning show, Starting Point, this spring, The New York Times reports.

O'Brien, 46, will take on a new role at the cable news network and will continue to supply documentaries like her well-known franchise Black in America for CNN. She said on Thursday that she is forming a production company to produce these projects for CNN, as well as other television networks, and isread more


Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel: 200
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Soledad O'Brien Talks Career and Politcis
Soledad O'Brien, Tony Perkins Clash Over Boy Scouts' Policy On Gay Members

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Year Title Description
2012 The Latino List TV Show Series, Remarks by
2012 Who Is Black in America? TV Show Series, Host
2011 Unwelcome TV Show Series, Reporter
2010 In America TV Show Series, Reporter
2010 Night of Too Many Stars TV Show Series, Appearing

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The Biz: Cards Stacks the Deck with Real Journalists

TV shows and movies set in Washington, D.C., often cast real-life members of the media to report on fictional proceedings. But the new Netflix political drama House of Cards takes that to a new level. 

ABC's George Stephanopoulos plays himself in the series' second hour, interviewing a Secretary of State nominee on his This Week set. No spoilers, but it's a tough grilling that provides a turning point in the story... read more

Chris Cuomo Heads to CNN

ABC's Chris Cuomo is heading to CNN, the network confirmed Tuesday. read more

The Biz: A New Breakfast Club

The morning shows used to compete to have the splashiest street-level studios and big stunts. But now it's about being the next Morning Joe.

read more Voters: Ann Curry Should Replace Meredith Vieira on Today

More than 60 percent of voters in a poll think that longtime Today show news reader Ann Curry should take the anchor chair from Meredith Vieira, who is expected to leave the program later this year.

Who should replace Meredith Vieira on Today?

Sixty-one percent of voters support Curry, who was passed over for the job when Vieira replaced Katie Couric in 2006. Speaking of Couric, 14 percent of voters want the CBS Evening News anchor, who is reportedly looking to leave CBS once her contract expires, to come back to Today.

The next highest vote-getter... read more

Chile Declared a State of Catastrophe After Massive Quake

Cable news networks scrambled Saturday to cover the magnitude-8.8 earthquake in Chile that killed at least 147 people and triggered potentially powerful tsunamis across the Pacific Ocean. CNN, Fox News and MSNBC struggled to get live updates from Chile, declared a "state of catastrophe" by President Michelle Bachelet.

CNN spent a large amount of time translating directly from CNN Chile and MSNBC, which usually broadcasts documentaries and newsmagazines rather than live news coverage on the weekends, struggled to find last-minute anchors. As of Saturday morning, CNN had sent anchor Soledad O'Brien to Chile to cover the aftermath of the earthquake and correspondent Dan Simon to Hawaii to cover possible tsunamis expected to hit the coast... read more

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