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Started 1394122265.24 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1394220370.36 by KittyLouWhoToo

Not only on the Today's Show, but some of those programs, or part of them, are referred to in the Nightly News with Brian Williams and other programs. They are trying to beat GMA, who do not pay for interviews, as they are still the No. 1 show. So no wholesomeness in the people that come on and who knows who else does this?

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wowee1394126628.363411 PostsRegistered 4/9/2008phoenix

If you do a search you will find that although GMA does not PAY for the interviews, they do pay a "licsensing fee" to the interviewee for the rights to air and publish the interview. ALL the networks do this, also, hotels, transportation, meals and many other "perks" so in reality, they ARE paying for the interveiw, only in a round about way

hckynut1394133174.11718776 PostsRegistered 5/20/2006Nebraska

Beings NBC and the branch cable networks are at the bottom of the rung when it comes to ratings? They will do about anything to get their ratings up. I could say more about them and there cable affiliates but this time my brain is running the same speed as my fingers.


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Georgie th­e 5th1394133466.3831407 PostsRegistered 11/8/2012

Thank God for small favors.

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pupcakes1394134217.84720970 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

I don't watch GMA, Today or any of those shows, but would think they pay for the airline and accomodations.

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muttmom1394134563.3631591 PostsRegistered 11/28/2012

Anyone who believes guests appear on any show for free or at their own expense is dreaming. TODAY is not the only one that pays. It has nothing to do with ratings whether or not they pay.

Didn't Oprah claim she didn't pay her guests?

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esmeraldag­ooch1394134580.77711781 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

Sounds like they are desperate.

People are meant to be loved and things are designed to be used. The problem today is, things are being loved and people are being used. Lets change that.... G.Beck

anisa1394135876.2972185 PostsRegistered 3/25/2005

I thought all news programs paid guests for appearances regardless who they are. I don't see any problem with it. If the Today Show wants to increase their ratings they should 86 Savannah and keep Tamron off the first hour. Between those two talking over one another and Natalie trying to a word in edgewise, it turns into screaming match. The show format has changed so much over the past years. Too much loud banter and not enough news. Liked it much better when Matt was the lead.

insomniac1394137083.047252 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I always assumed guests got paid.

insomniac

Vivian1394139780.8833199 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
I always assumed guests got some sort of perks for traveling to NYC, at the very least transportation, hotels, meals. What I object to is the desperate laughing, giggling, and lame attempts to seem current on some ofthese morning shows. That's why I don't watch GMA or Today. I watch CBS with Charlie Rose et al. They actually cover the news.

biancardi1394141909.80346515 PostsRegistered 11/7/2005
On 3/6/2014 wowee said:

If you do a search you will find that although GMA does not PAY for the interviews, they do pay a "licsensing fee" to the interviewee for the rights to air and publish the interview. ALL the networks do this, also, hotels, transportation, meals and many other "perks" so in reality, they ARE paying for the interveiw, only in a round about way

thank you for that very informative post, wowee.

so, really NBC isn't doing anything different.

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chessylady1394163599.737816 PostsRegistered 5/1/2010
Most guests are promoting their book, movie, TV show or charity. They are being paid by getting the publicity. Most 24 hour cable news shows have regular guest panelists who are paid and represent the viewpoints of themselves and/or the network.

hulagirl1394196994.3536808 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I just heard this morning that NBC is telling stars if they want to appear on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, they cannot appear on any other network's late-night shows. Really NBC???

esmeraldag­ooch1394197540.60311781 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

On the news today NBC bullying guests not to appear on other networks...

http://www.tmz.com/2014/03/06/jimmy-fallon-nbc-jimmy-kimmel-live-tonight-show/

So Comcast is buying Time Warner and already owns Universal NBC....... If you're told not to do something and your job depends on the media...hmmm

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People are meant to be loved and things are designed to be used. The problem today is, things are being loved and people are being used. Lets change that.... G.Beck

biancardi1394198001.15346515 PostsRegistered 11/7/2005

it isn't verified that is happening. Just some "sources" say that.

good grief. Why don't those sources tell people who they are? TMZ is basically a gossip rag anyway.

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair. Douglas Adams

esmeraldag­ooch1394203127.50711781 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

Well, I did hear it on Fox and Friends. That is real news.

People are meant to be loved and things are designed to be used. The problem today is, things are being loved and people are being used. Lets change that.... G.Beck

biancardi1394218095.90746515 PostsRegistered 11/7/2005
On 3/7/2014 esmeraldagooch said:

Well, I did hear it on Fox and Friends. That is real news.

I love ironic wit and when people are just being factitious!

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair. Douglas Adams

KittyLouWh­oToo1394220370.365788 PostsRegistered 4/18/2013
On 3/7/2014 esmeraldagooch said:

Well, I did hear it on Fox and Friends. That is real news.

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