Evening Headlines for 5/29/13

Netflix Stock Sinks On 'Arrested' Reviews
Netflix's stock fell by more than 6% Tuesday as investors reacted to critics' mixed reviews over the weekend of the first new Arrested Development episodes since Fox canceled the TV series seven years ago. The shares shed $14.55 to close at $214.19, marking the biggest one-day drop in the stock in nearly six months. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

CNN hires Kevin Madden, Stephanie Cutter
CNN has hired two star strategists of the 2012 presidential race to serve as contributors: Stephanie Cutter, the former deputy campaign manager for Obama 2012, and Kevin Madden, who served as a senior advisor to and spokesman for Mitt Romney. [Politico]

Larry King Gets Talk Show On RT America Network
Larry King is returning to TV with a political talk show beginning next month. The new program, "Politics With Larry King," will air on the RT America network, a global, English-language channel based in Russia, the network announced Wednesday. No premiere date or broadcast schedule was specified. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

Tavis Smiley Marks 10th Year On PBS
Tavis Smiley has stood out in 20 years in broadcasting, and he has no intention of changing his style or substance. He's the rare black host with national TV and radio platforms, one who sees his job as challenging Americans to examine their assumptions on such thorny issues as poverty, education, and racial and gender equality. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

TuneIn Raises $25 Million
TuneIn says it has raised a $25 million round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. The live online radio streaming service has several Tri-State radio stations among its offerings. [Radio Ink]

Comments

James Woody said…
I wanted to ask you when will you post about the fall schedule for MyNetworkTv??
Jim Geiser said…
Did CBS steal one of NBC's prize programs last night; " Boston DA"?
Jacob Newkirk said…
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Jacob Newkirk said…
James - As soon as I have it.

Jim - I'm not sure.

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