Network News Bedeviled by Bogus Tweets

CBS News and NBC News were both caught up in news reports stemming from Tweets that turned out to be untrue. The two unrelated incidents happened on Friday, according to various reports, including these two stories – here and here – in the Hollywood Reporter. In the CBS incident, a Tweet from a Twitter account […]

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Terrorist Attacks: A Universal Television Event

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK — The first indication of the horrors to come was a single camera shot that suddenly appeared on television sets throughout the world: a skyscraper bathed in the morning sun, smoke pouring from a ragged hole in its side. The images grew even worse, as the entire […]

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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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Hero Pilot is Ready for New CBS News Job

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — Retired pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger expects a lot more from his new job at CBS News than waiting for a plane to crash so he can be a talking head. Sullenberger, who became a national hero two years ago when he landed a crippled U.S. Airways jet in the […]

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New CBS Anchor Stirs Pot with Armstrong Scoop

UPDATED: More than 10.5 million viewers watched “60 Minutes” on Sunday night — including anchorman Scott Pelley’s story about the doping allegations leveled against cycling star Lance Armstrong. In fact, CBS aired two hours of “60 Minutes” Sunday, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (6-7c), and a “Special Edition” from 8 to 9 (7-8c). The […]

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Katie Couric’s Classy Farewell to CBS News

CBS News anchor Katie Couric said farewell to “The CBS Evening News” Thursday night with a few words, five minutes of clips and then a few more words. It was a classy farewell. “And now, as many of you know, this is my final broadcast on ‘The Evening News’,” she said, setting up the broadcast’s […]

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ABC Gig Could Pit Couric Against ‘Today’

Katie Couric is poised to return to the morning news game, as a member of her former competition. Couric and ABC are negotiating a deal for a daytime syndicated talk show, as well as “strategic guest appearances” on “Good Morning America,” the New York Post reports. The move will put her opposite her former co-host […]

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Pioneering CBS Newsman Joseph Wershba Dies at 90

NEW YORK – Joseph Wershba, a CBS News producer and reporter whose work for Edward R. Murrow on the “See it Now” segment about Sen. Joseph McCarthy helped end the 1950s communist witch hunt, has died. He was 90. Wershba, who became one of the six original “60 Minutes” producers, died Saturday of complications from […]

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