NBC Adds ‘Nightline’ Veteran to Brian Williams’ Newsmagazine

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” […]

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New Life in Television’s Evening News

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 […]

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CBS News Chief Hopes To Lure In Viewers With New Anchor

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 […]

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Weiner Story Lets New CBS Anchor Carve Path

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 […]

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