Farrow gets MSNBC show
MSNBC has given Ronan Farrow, Mia Farrow’s son, a time slot for his new show, part of a shuffling of the news network’s daytime schedule.
Farrow is a former foreign policy official in the Obama administration.
He will start Feb. 24 with a one-hour show at 1 p.m.
He’ll be followed by a new show at 2 p.m. with Joy Reid, managing editor of The Grio.com. Current shows hosted by Tamron Hall and Andrea Mitchell will air at 11 a.m. and noon.
The daytime openings were created by the move of Thomas Roberts to the early slot before “Morning Joe” and the exit of Martin Bashir following crude comments he made about Sarah Palin.
Alex Wagner moved her show from noon to 4 p.m. following Bashir’s exit, and she’ll keep that schedule.
‘Raymond’ to be inducted
“Everybody Loves Raymond” ended in 2005, but the love persists. This spring, the Ray Romano sitcom will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame at a luncheon on April 7.
Series stars Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Brad Garrett and Monica Horan are expected to join series creator Phil Rosenthal for the induction ceremony at the luncheon in Las Vegas. Peter Boyle, who played Romano’s father in the series, died in 2006.
“Raymond” was a top 10 hit during much of its original run on CBS. Its final episode drew more than 32 million viewers. Additionally, it racked up many awards, including two Emmys for outstanding comedy series. The series continues to air in syndication.
Newbery winner announced
Kate DiCamillo’s “Flora & Ulysses,” a comic superhero tale featuring a deadly vacuum cleaner and a mighty squirrel, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best work of children’s literature. Brian Floca won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in “Locomotive,” a story of the early years of train travel that Floca also wrote.
The awards, the most prestigious in children’s publishing, were announced Monday by the American Library Association. DiCamillo, a popular and acclaimed author, won the Newbery a decade ago for “The Tales of Despereaux.” The Library of Congress recently named her National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
Vonn to report on Olympics
Ski champion Lindsey Vonn will be working for NBC during the Winter Olympics, although she won’t be in Sochi.
The network said Monday the gold medalist will report on the Olympics for the “Today” show and some NBC Sports broadcasts.
Vonn was expected to defend her championship at the Olympics, which begin next week. But a leg injury has kept her out of the competition and is preventing her from going to Russia.
NBC said Vonn will tell “Today” show viewers how athletes prepare for the competition during the days leading to the games and will continue her broadcast work once the games start.