Category Archives: HLN: Forensic Files

DNA or It Didn’t Happen

On a recent Saturday afternoon, Nancy Grace stood in the Indianapolis JW Marriott, in front of an audience of hundreds of true-crime fans. It is perhaps no surprise that the longtime Court TV and HLN host can work a podium; her speech would have been equally at home above a cable-news chyron or at a tent revival. At times, Grace raised her hands like a healer and borrowed the cadence and charisma of a preacher. The mellifluous Georgia accent, it should be said, was all her own.

Grace’s keynote address at CrimeCon, “Crime Victim to Crime Fighter,” wove strands of tragedy, self-deprecation, smoldering rage, and tear-welling gratitude into the story of her life: the murder of Grace’s fiancé when she was in

Read more at: https://theringer.com/crimecon-true-crime-nancy-grace-making-a-murderer-67136cc7ac3a

A News Network With No Trump Bump, HLN Pivots Once Again

HLN is focusing on regional stories, crime and entertainment, shifting away from a pursuit of millennials.
HLN is focusing on regional stories, crime and entertainment, shifting away from a pursuit of millennials.


It’s hard to be a news network these days and not benefit from the interest in public events generated by President Trump. But CNN sibling HLN hasn’t been able to capitalize on the politically charged environment, thanks to missteps in recent years that included trying to attract millennials with a keyword game show and tapping YouTubers to appear on the same network that had also been a roost for Nancy Grace.

Now the former Headline News network is hoping to improve its fortunes by

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Here Are the Most-Watched Cable News Shows of 2017

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Fox News claimed 13 of the top 15 cable news programs in total viewers and 8 out of the top 10 in the A25-54 demo for the first quarter of 2017.

Additionally, all Fox News programs were up double-digits in both viewers and demo compared to the same quarter last year, and many posted record-setting quarters in their respective hours. They include Fox Friends, Shepard Smith Reporting, Your World with Neil Cavuto, The Five, Special Report with Bret Baier, and the network’s entire prime time lineup.

Not only does The O’Reilly Factor remain No. 1 across cable news in total viewers, but it also delivered the most-watched quarter in network and cable news history.

MaddowMSNBCMSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show had a noteworthy Q1 ’17 in its own right. Not only did her program have

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TV/radio briefs: HLN adds SE Cupp to prime-time lineup, Charles Ross, Crash Clark

This was posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio TV Talk blog

HLN continues to pluck talent from the ranks of CNN to populate its current all-female line up. Michaela Pereira, then Ashleigh Banfield, then Carol Costello, now S.E. Cupp. (Erica Hill is a former CNNer as well though she was working elsewhere immediately before coming to HLN.)

Cupp is a political contributor for CNN and former “Crossfire” host. Her show is set to debut this summer. Costello’s is targeted for late April.

Cupp’s show will air at 7 p.m. right before Banfield’s 8 p.m. show, which replaced Nancy Grace last October.

The only long-term player left at HLN on air is Robin Meade, its morning star and remaining on-air talent left in Atlanta, where HLN is still theoretically based. All the newcomers, so far, have been based in New

Read more at: http://radiotvtalk.blog.myajc.com/2017/03/15/tv-briefs-hln-adds-s-e-cupp-to-prime-time-lineup-charles-ross-crash-clark/

TV/radio briefs: HLN adds S.E. Cupp to prime-time lineup, Charles …

This was posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio TV Talk blog

HLN continues to pluck talent from the ranks of CNN to populate its current all-female line up. Michaela Pereira, then Ashleigh Banfield, then Carol Costello, now S.E. Cupp. (Erica Hill is a former CNNer as well though she was working elsewhere immediately before coming to HLN.)

Cupp is a political contributor for CNN and former “Crossfire” host. Her show is set to debut this summer. Costello’s is targeted for late April.

Cupp’s show will air at 7 p.m. right before Banfield’s 8 p.m. show, which replaced Nancy Grace last October.

The only long-term player left at HLN on air is Robin Meade, its morning star and remaining on-air talent left in Atlanta, where HLN is still theoretically based. All the newcomers, so far, have been based in New

Read more at: http://radiotvtalk.blog.myajc.com/2017/03/15/tv-briefs-hln-adds-s-e-cupp-to-prime-time-lineup-charles-ross-crash-clark/

TV/radio briefs: HLN adds S.E. Cupp to prime-time lineup, Charles …

This was posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio TV Talk blog

HLN continues to pluck talent from the ranks of CNN to populate its current all-female line up. Michaela Pereira, then Ashleigh Banfield, then Carol Costello, now S.E. Cupp. (Erica Hill is a former CNNer as well though she was working elsewhere immediately before coming to HLN.)

Cupp is a political contributor for CNN and former “Crossfire” host. Her show is set to debut this summer. Costello’s is targeted for late April.

Cupp’s show will air at 7 p.m. right before Banfield’s 8 p.m. show, which replaced Nancy Grace last October.

The only long-term player left at HLN on air is Robin Meade, its morning star and remaining on-air talent left in Atlanta, where HLN is still theoretically based. All the newcomers, so far, have been

Read more at: http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2017/03/15/tv-briefs-hln-adds-s-e-cupp-to-prime-time-lineup-charles-ross-crash-clark/

TV/radio briefs: HLN adds SE Cupp to prime-time lineup, Charles Ross, Crash Clark

This was posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio TV Talk blog

HLN continues to pluck talent from the ranks of CNN to populate its current all-female line up. Michaela Pereira, then Ashleigh Banfield, then Carol Costello, now S.E. Cupp. (Erica Hill is a former CNNer as well though she was working elsewhere immediately before coming to HLN.)

Cupp is a political contributor for CNN and former “Crossfire” host. Her show is set to debut this summer. Costello’s is targeted for late April.

Cupp’s show will air at 7 p.m. right before Banfield’s 8 p.m. show, which replaced Nancy Grace last October.

The only long-term player left at HLN on air is Robin Meade, its morning star and remaining on-air talent left in Atlanta, where HLN is still theoretically based. All the newcomers, so far, have been

Read more at: http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2017/03/15/tv-briefs-hln-adds-s-e-cupp-to-prime-time-lineup-charles-ross-crash-clark/

The Civil War Brewing in the White House Press Room

Floaters are shadows cast on your retina — unless you’re a White House correspondent. In that case, “floaters” are a discomforting sign of Trump-era media changes right in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.

As a New Yorker piece underscores, journalist floaters are reporters (or pseudo-reporters) who have White House credentials but are not assigned a permanent seat by the White House Correspondents’ Association. If a seat is free at the start of a briefing, first come, first serve.

Writer Andrew Marantz, reporting as if a foreign correspondent in a strange land of befuddling mores, captures how “until recently, the more established White House correspondents have regarded floaters as a harmless distraction — the equivalent of letting a batboy sit in the dugout. Now they are starting to see the floaters as an existential threat. ‘It’s becoming a form of court-packing,’ one White House correspondent told me.”

The premise is that

Read more at: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/the-civil-war-brewing-in-the-white-house-press-room

The civil war inside the White House press room

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Floaters are shadows cast on your retina — unless you’re a White House correspondent. In that case, “floaters” are a discomforting sign of Trump-era media changes right in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.

As a New Yorker piece underscores, journalist floaters are reporters (or pseudo-reporters) who have White House credentials but are not assigned a permanent seat by the White House Correspondents’ Association. If a seat is free at the start of a briefing, first come, first served.

Writer Andrew Marantz, reporting as if a foreign correspondent in a strange land of befuddling mores, captures how “until recently, the more established White House correspondents have regarded floaters as a harmless distraction — the equivalent of letting a batboy sit in the dugout.

Read more at: http://www.poynter.org/2017/the-civil-war-inside-the-white-house-press-room/452207/

SE Cupp To Get New Nightly Show on HLN

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S.E. Cupp, CNN political commentator and former co-host of Crossfire, is moving to HLN where she will host a new nightly show at 7 p.m. ET.

The show, expected to launch in June, will lead in to Ashleigh Banfield‘s 8 p.m. hour, reports Variety. Since its launch in October, Banfield’s program aired as an island around a sea of Forensic Files reruns.

HLN is also increasing its original series production at the expense Forensic Files, which takes up much of HLN’s evening and most of its weekends. “We are reducing the network’s reliance on a single series, however successful that series has been,” said HLN chief Ken Jautz.

Those shows include: