Beyond the TV Headlines

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It's a wild and wacky war zone out there in cable TV newsland. MSNBC's Keith Olberman rails against Fox giant Bill O'Reilly as "the worst person in the world." O'Reilly cracks heads, and wisecracks about the millions he's paid to "bloviate" - his word!

Lou Dobbs goes CNN-ballistic nightly on immigrants. Chris Matthews throws his Hardball where the poll numbers go. Anderson Cooper rises from the Louisiana swamp.

Roger Ailes loses Paula Zahn from Fox to CNN, then swears he could get better ratings with a "dead raccoon" in her time slot. Now, Fox man Tony Snow is in the White House. We need a guide to what's going on.

This hour On Point: cable news chieftain Rick Kaplan, head of MSNBC, on the fate of TV news.


Rick Kaplan, president of MSNBC.

This program aired on April 27, 2006.


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