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GOPers, White House Shun Sunday Shows

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Jonathan Swan: “Not a single Trump administration official appeared on today’s Sunday shows to defend the president. I’m told the White House made no serious efforts to convince officials to go on, knowing the hosts of the shows would pressure the guests relentlessly on the president’s response to the racist carnage in Charlottesville. … The White House judged it was better to have nobody out there than risk providing fuel for another 24-hour negative news cycle on Charlottesville.”

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Trump’s TV Addiction Is a Problem

The president’s advisers have tried to curb his cable news consumption during the workday. But there are no limits when the president returns to the residence. During another recent telephone conversation, Trump briefly put down the phone so he could turn up the volume on a CNN report. When he returned to the call, he was complaining about ‘fake news.’

Associated Press

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Trump Is Only Talking to FOX News

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Of Trump’s 29 interviews across six networks in June were on Fox News, according to additional research provided by Media Matters. In July, he did nine interviews on Fox News and just six combined across ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC. None of these networks have had him on in August, the Huffington Post reports. “His retreat to Fox News is a remarkable change in strategic focus, having earlier pledged to win the election based on his skill at generating free media coverage… But it appears that he’s now calculated that the risk of venturing too far from the conservative-leaning network is too great.”

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‘Mad Men’ Finale Affected the Stock Market

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Amount the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell the day after the series finale of “Mad Men.” A study of 165 TV series finales shows that the wave of negative mood caused by the end of a popular and beloved show reduces the net demand for risky assets and decreases aggregate stock returns, says Gabriele M. Lepori of Copenhagen Business School. Specifically, if the number of viewers of a finale is 1 standard deviation above Lepori’s sample average, stock returns fall approximately 25 basis points the next day, all else constant. The finale of the drama “Mad Men” drew 3.3 million live and same-day viewers.

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What’s Bad on TV Is Bad for Americans

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Of Americans say television is the main place they turn to for news about current events, leading the Internet, at 21%, according to Gallup. Nine percent say newspapers or other print publications are their main news source, followed by radio, at 6%.

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What’s Bad for America Is Good for TV

Super PACs may be bad for America, but they’re very good for CBS.

— CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, quoted by the New York Times.