Williams, Couric Head to Egypt to Cover Unrest

NEW YORK – Two of the three U.S. network evening newscasts are sending their anchors to Egypt to base their programs at the scene of the political unrest there. NBC says Brian Williams will anchor the top-rated “Nightly News” from Egypt starting on Monday. Katie Couric is en route to Cairo for the “CBS Evening […]

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CNN Hires Former CNBC Executive To Produce Morgan

NEW YORK – Former CNBS and NBC executive Jonathan Wald is CNN’s choice to be the backstage man in charge of CNN’s new Piers Morgan talk show. Wald left as senior vice president of CNBC last year after five years running the business network’s news operation. Previously, he was executive producer of NBC’s ‘Today‘ show and […]

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Are Evening Newscasts Headed for Doom?

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – Doomsday scenarios for the future of broadcast evening newscasts have floated around for nearly two decades now. The latest, though, comes from someone in a real position to do something about it. CBS Corp. Chairman Leslie Moonves recently predicted a fast-changing newscast format because viewers now keep on top […]

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News Anchors Join Jon Stewart For Chatroulette

Chatroulette, a website which pairs random strangers for webcam conversations, inspired Jon Stewart to take to his laptop in a segment on last night’s ‘Daily Show.’ Proving that Stewart has friends in high places,  he enlisted the help of  ‘ABC World News Tonight‘ anchor Diane Sawyer, ‘CBS Evening News‘ host Katie Couric, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, […]

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NBC News Thriving Despite Prime Time

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — Forget Jay Leno. Maybe NBC should have considered Brian Williams for a prime-time job. The week before last, Williams’ ‘Nightly News‘ was seen by an average of 10.1 million viewers each evening. Not only was that more than Leno, it beat every other program NBC showed in prime time […]

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