HBO to Develop ‘Game Change’ Sequel ‘Double Down’

By Tim Kenneally | Reuters LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – HBO is going back on the campaign trail with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. HBO will develop Halperin and Heilemann’s upcoming book “Double Down: Game Change 2012,” about the 2012 presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, a spokeswoman for the network told TheWrap. XFINITY […]

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TV Networks Tell Staff: Watch What You Tweet on Election Day

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Television networks face a new challenge in covering this year’s excruciatingly close presidential election: prevent closely guarded exit poll results from leaking onto Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms. The major TV news networks agreed to shield early exit poll data suggesting who is leading in a state until the […]

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Nickelodeon Says Romney Dodging Kids’ Questions in Election Special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mitt Romney may want to reconsider his campaign strategy involving the pint-size voters of tomorrow. The Republican presidential candidate skipped the chance to take part in Nickelodeon’s “Kids Pick the President” special that includes President Barack Obama, said Linda Ellerbee, the show’s host and executive producer. The decision “disses” children, she […]

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Obama Speech Draws 35.7 Million Viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama can beat rival Mitt Romney as a television draw, but can’t eclipse his old self. The Nielsen company said 35.7 million people watched the final night of the Democratic convention on Thursday between 10 and 11 p.m. Eastern time. That’s when the president delivered his nomination acceptance speech. […]

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A Conventional Love Affair for Stars, Democrats

By LYNN ELBER LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clint Eastwood’s oddball GOP convention monologue didn’t sit well, but Democrats proved they know how to exploit their unabashed love affair with Hollywood. The beautiful triumvirate of Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria thrilled the Charlotte, N.C., convention crowd Thursday with their looks and words. Mary J. […]

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