‘Modern Family,’ ‘Glee’ Among Peabody Winners

ATHENS, Ga. — The winners of the 2009 Peabody Awards, announced Wednesday, include the ABC sitcom ‘Modern Family,’ Fox network’s ‘Glee,’ CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson‘ and HBO’s ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.’ The awards recognize achievement and public service by TV and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the […]

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ABC News Announces Huge Staff Cutbacks, Restructuring

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK — ABC News has announced a transformation that promises to leave no part of the organization untouched, and will lead to massive personnel reductions. Of 1,400 staffers, as many as one-quarter may be leaving. ABC News president David Westin acknowledged Tuesday the number would exceed 140. A […]

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No Immediate Ratings Change After Anchor Switches

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK – Anchor changes at ABC’s two biggest newscasts did nothing during their first week to shake NBC’s dominance in the ratings. NBC’s “Nightly News” with Brian Williams averaged 9.37 million viewers on the first week that Diane Sawyer anchored ABC’s “World News.” The ABC broadcast averaged 8.56 […]

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Diane Sawyer Off to a Promising Start?

It might have been a big night for the ladies as network news now favors females for the first time in history — two out of the three anchors are women — but Diane Sawyer’s debut on ABC’s ‘World News’ was “studiously understated” and “discreet.” Now that Sawyer has anchored her first ‘World News’ program, […]

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Diane Sawyer’s First Day on the Job

ABC’s World News has had several anchors since Peter Jennings’ departure in 2005, and now it’s Diane Sawyer’s time to shine. Sawyer’s move from ‘Good Morning America’ to World News was announced in September after Charles Gibson announced his retirement. “The viewers all know Diane,” World News executive producer Jon Banner told The Los Angeles […]

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Who Are The 10 Greatest TV News Anchors?

News that Diane Sawyer will replace the retiring ABC World News Tonight anchor Charlie Gibson naturally means everything on the national news front is the same, but suddenly, incredibly different. Or not. It does mean that over the next few days we will see a spate of newspaper and web stories comparing and contrasting Sawyer […]

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Sawyer to Replace Gibson on ABC’s ‘World News’

ABC ‘World News’ anchor Charles Gibson is retiring at the end of this year, and ‘Good Morning America‘ host Diane Sawyer has been named as his successor, it was announced Wednesday. Gibson, who has anchored ABC’s evening news since 2006, made the decision to step down after discussions with ABC News president David Westin. In […]

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