White smoke or black smoke? Maybe it’s easier just to wait for a text message that a new pope has been elected.
Superstorm Sandy was a boon for the television network evening newscasts, most prominently for Brian Williams and NBC’s “Nightly News.”
As Scott Pelley marks his first year as anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” he’s got his eye on the top of the mountain.
Viewership is down across the broadcast networks this spring, with the primary culprit being the different ways people are experiencing television, researchers say.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Williams’ NBC newsmagazine continues to add top talent as it approaches a Halloween night debut. NBC said Wednesday that TV veteran Tom Bettag (beh-TAG’) is joining “Rock Center” as a segment producer. Bettag was the executive producer of “Nightline” with Ted Koppel and before that ran the “CBS Evening News” […]
By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — David Rhodes plucks a cassette tape from a cart in the CBS newsroom. It’s an “On the Road” segment by Charles Kuralt that aired in 1971. A classic, no doubt, and one that CBS News has stored digitally. So what is it doing there? What possible purpose does a […]
By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — There’s new life in broadcast television’s evening news shows, in part because of forces once thought poised to kill the genre off. Despite repeated death knells for the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts, they’ve just completed a TV season where all three grew their audiences for the first […]
By John Sellers LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – CBS News chairman Jeff Fager said Wednesday that he hopes viewers who tuned out from “CBS Evening News” during the Katie Couric years are being lured back by Scott Pelley. “I think there’s no doubt that some of the people who are tuning in are coming back,” said […]
By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — If CBS anchor Scott Pelley succeeds in creating an evening newscast that’s a clear alternative to his rivals, Rep. Anthony Weiner may someday be seen as the coal mine’s canary. During Pelley’s first week, the “CBS Evening News” devoted less than a third of the time to the sexting […]
NEW YORK – From a television standpoint, Tom Selleck the police chief of New York may be a very good friend to Tom Selleck the police chief of Paradise, Mass. The seventh installment of Selleck’s “Jesse Stone” series of TV movies was seen by nearly 14 million people on CBS Sunday. The Nielsen Co. said […]