Joe Scarborough was an American television and radio host specializing in political programming, and a former member of the US House of Representatives from Florida. Joining MSNBC in 2003 after his de...
Comprehensive coverage of Monday's truly horrific attack on the Boston Marathon will be unending as the FBI and Boston police put together the pieces of who, what, and why such events took place. And as the nation sits in wonder while motives are unearthed, news, cable, and network outlets will be shifting their coverage to focus on keeping the public informed on the terrible tragedy.
It is being reported that President Barack Obama will deliver a statement about the Boston events today at 6:10 PM ET. It is believed that all the major networks will cut into their broadcasts to cover President Obama's remarks.
The biggest difference in programming is over on the cable news outlets — all of whom have shifted their coverage to focus on the day's events. So far, only NBC plans for regularly-scheduled primetime scripted programming to be preempted. See below for comprehensive information regarding the changes.
- ABC News will anchor Nightline from Boston tonight,with World News with Diane Sawyer's broadcast extended to a full hour. In the morning, George Stephanopoulos and Josh Elliott will be reporting from Boston for Good Morning, America.- CBS News will extend its CBS Evening News program from 6:30PM to 8PM in order to cover the explosions from New York.- CNN will run AC 360 from 8PM - 10PM ET tonight, with host Anderson Cooper hosting live from Boston.- Fox News has made several adjustments to its programming, explaining that it will circumvent its regularly-scheduled Five program at 5PM ET to accomodate live reporting from Shepherd Smith. The network's primetime pgorams — Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Greta van Susteren — will all be live and focus on the bombing. Bill Hemmer will anchor from Boston in the morning. Over on the Fox Business Network, Neil Cavuto will anchor a special live report starting at 8PM ET.- NBC News has announced that NBC Nightly News will also extend to a full hour tonight. Additionally, the new episode of Revolution, slated for 10PM ET will be preempted for news coverage anchored by Brian Williams with reports from Matt Lauer, Lester Holt, Ron Allen, Pete Williams, Katy Tur and others. Tomorrow will see Today Show host Matt Lauer and Lester Holt in Boston, alongside Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.- MSNBC will see The Rachel Maddow Show reporting live from Boston. Tomorrow will see Chris Jansing reporting live throughout the day in the city.
Check back for the most updated information as the story develops.
Contributor Mark Halperin, who is Time magazine’s Editor-At-Large, was being interviewed on U.S. breakfast show Morning Joe when he claimed Obama was "being a d**k" when he called for members of congress to cancel their vacation if they didn't have a debt limit for America fixed before the Independence Day weekend (beg01Jul11).
The show’s host, Joe Scarborough, called for the comment to be bleeped, but it went out uncensored.
Halperin thought he was on a seven-second delay when he made the comment, which he apologised for later.
Obama's press secretary Jay Carney has commended MSNBC bosses for acting swiftly and suspending Halperin.
He says, "The comment that was made was inappropriate. It would be inappropriate to say that about any president of either party. And, on behalf of the White House, I expressed that sentiment to executives at the network."
A leading political commentator has apologized to Arnold Schwarzenegger after alleging the California Governor wanted to destroy the moon.
Former congressman Joe Scarborough claimed on TV last month the
former movie star had jokingly suggested women would not suffer from
pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) if there was no moon.
Scarborough told viewers of MSNBC cable news network Schwarzenegger had said,
"If we get rid of the moon, women, those menstrual cycles are governed by the
moon, will not get PMS. They will stop bitching and whining."
The commentator then attacked the actor's insensitivity live on air on April 25.
But the original quotes were made on shock jock Howard Stern's radio show, by
a Schwarzenegger impersonator--and staff at the Governors office were quick to
point out the error.
Scarborough now concedes he made "a terrible mistake" and had apologised on
air to viewers and Schwarzenegger.
He says, "By quoting erroneous information from that (newspaper) article,
without checking it out ourselves, we, too, got pulled into that hoax."
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Joe Scarborough was an American television and radio host specializing in political programming, and a former member of the US House of Representatives from Florida. Joining MSNBC in 2003 after his departure from Congress in 2001, his first show was the weekly opinion and discussion programme "Scarborough Country", which ran from 2003 to 2007. He then began the network's breakfast panel show "Morning Joe" (MSNBC 2007- ) alongside co-host Mika Brzezinski. For an eighteen month period between 2008 and 2010, he and Brzezinski also hosted a late-morning radio show on New York's WABC station. Born in Atlanta, GA, Scarborough studied and subsequently practiced law in Pensacola, FL, played around town with his band Dixon Mills while he was still at college. His most high-profile legal case came in 1993 when he was assigned by the bar to defend subsequently convicted killer Michael F. Griffin. The following year he won the vote as Republican congressman of Florida's 1st district. He was re-elected three more times until 2000, when only five months into his last term, he announced his retirement to spend more time with his family. He returned to legal practice in the period before his entry to broadcasting, and subsequently become an author of political books aimed at Republican audiences.
University of Alabama
Scarborough has two sons from his first marriage (1986-1999) to Melanie Hinton and a son and a daughter from his second marriage to Susan Waren (2001-).
Scarborough is a fan of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team and English Premiership soccer side Liverpool FC.
Scarborough is a devoted fan of Elvis Costello and sang and played guitar on a version of Costello's 1977 song "Mystery Dance" with The Roots on an episode of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"