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Days after a very public termination from the Current TV network, controversial on-air personality Keith Olbermann admitted he "screwed up," in an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" Tuesday evening.

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Once ignored, phone-hacking scandal gets global audienceupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 20:40:00

The phone-hacking scandal began two years ago as a lonely newspaper crusade in London, but when Rupert Murdoch testified Tuesday before British lawmakers, the story undeniably took the world by its ear with coverage spanning from Al Jazeera to Brazil to China, media experts said.

Olbermann's 'Countdown' returns on Current TVupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 21:40:00

Nearly five months after signing off from MSNBC, left-wing news personality Keith Olbermann returned to the airwaves Monday with the relaunch of his signature "Countdown" show on Current TV. Kate Couric Signs Off CBS Evening Newsupdated: Fri May 20 2011 17:13:00

She is joined by clips of Presidents Bush and Obama, Sarah Palin, Captain Sully and Betty White

Katie Couric leaving CBS Evening Newsupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 06:50:00

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric announces she is leaving the show to pursue other options. Matt Lauer: Is He Leaving the Today Show?updated: Thu Apr 07 2011 11:05:00

Reports surface that the anchor doesn't plan to renew his gig when his contract expires at the end of 2012 Meredith Vieira: Who Should Replace Her on Today?updated: Thu Apr 07 2011 08:54:00

Could her former View costar Elisabeth Hasselbeck be a contender for the gig? Katie Couric Voices Regrets over CBS Evening Newsupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 08:29:00

"We were overly ambitious," says Katie Couric, who is reportedly close to stepping down as CBS anchor

MSNBC's Olbermann returns to workupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 10:17:00

MSNBC prime-time host Keith Olbermann was back on the air Tuesday night after missing a couple of nights of work for violating the ethics policy of the cable network.

Olbermann sidelined: The media reactionupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 10:17:00

CNN's Howard Kurtz asks journalists for their opinion on the MSNBC Keith Olbermann suspension.

NPR chief apologizes to staff over handling of Williams firingupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 10:49:00

National Public Radio's chief executive apologized to the network's employees Sunday for the way she handled the firing of news analyst Juan Williams.

Juan Williams: Victim of changing media standards?updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 12:22:00

The uproar surrounding National Public Radio's decision to terminate Juan Williams' contract is partly a reflection of changing standards in journalism and an evolving understanding of the line between news analysis and commentary, according to one former media insider.

NPR head says analyst was dropped for repeatedly crossing into opinionupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 01:19:00

NPR's president and CEO defended Thursday the network's decision to terminate the contract of Juan Williams after the news analyst made remarks elsewhere that she said veered from analysis into opinion, adding that it was not the first time.

Gotcha politics gone wildupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 15:23:00

The Democratic National Committee has launched a new website where anyone can upload videos. Call this the political YouTube.

CNNMoney: CNN in partnership talks with CBS Newsupdated: Wed May 05 2010 12:49:00

CNN's parent company Time Warner confirmed on Wednesday that it is in discussions with CBS News as well as other broadcast news organizations about a possible news-gathering partnership.

Palin's Fox News deal a political sign?updated: Tue Jan 12 2010 11:18:00

One-time Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin may have sent a clear message to the political world, analysts say, by signing a deal to become a TV commentator.

George Stephanopoulos named 'Good Morning America' anchorupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 16:26:00

George Stephanopoulos has been named the new anchor of "Good Morning America," and will start next Monday, ABC News President David Westin announced today.

Dobbs and CNN were no longer in syncupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 07:29:00

In this past week of very important news -- when the president presided over the memorial service for the slain soldiers of Fort Hood and departed on his first Asia trip, and the attorney general made the controversial decision to treat the mastermind terrorist of 9/11 as a criminal to be tried in a Manhattan civilian courtroom -- the story of the departure of longtime CNN anchor Lou Dobbs still jumped out.

Commentary: Why I'm not delighted by Sawyer moveupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 11:16:00

Diane Sawyer now joins Katie Couric as anchor of a major network evening newscast, leaving Brian Williams the sole man.

Diane Sawyer replacing Charlie Gibson on 'World News'updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 20:51:00

Diane Sawyer will take over nightly news anchor duties for ABC when Charlie Gibson retires from "World News" at the end of this year, a network spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

Hewitt 'always cutting edge'updated: Wed Aug 19 2009 15:07:00

CNN President Jon Klein credits 60 Minutes producer Don Hewitt for many of the innovations used in television news today.

'60 Minutes' creator Don Hewitt diesupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 15:07:00

Television pioneer and longtime CBS executive Don Hewitt, the creator of "60 Minutes," has died, the network said Wednesday. He was 86.

Former CBS anchor 'Uncle Walter' Cronkite dead at 92updated: Sat Jul 18 2009 22:59:00

Walter Cronkite, the CBS anchorman known as "Uncle Walter" for his easygoing, measured delivery and "the most trusted man in America" for his rectitude and gravitas, died Friday night in his New York home, CBS reported.

Walter Cronkite diesupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 22:59:00

Veteran journalist and longtime CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite dies at the age of 92.

Death of a Giantupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 22:52:00

Guest Host John King talks with Larry King, Katie Couric and others to remember the life of Walter Cronkite.

How 'That's the way it is' became Cronkite's tag lineupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 22:52:00

Throughout his career as a television anchorman, Walter Cronkite had a few memorable run-ins with other powerful figures at CBS News, one of his producers told CNN. TV News Legend Walter Cronkite Dies at 92updated: Sat Jul 18 2009 22:08:00

The veteran anchor leaves three children, four grandchildren - and millions of admirers

Statement from CBS on the death of Walter Cronkiteupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 21:19:00

Walter Cronkite, the CBS newsman so revered by Americans that they considered him the "most trusted man in America," died today. He was 92 and had homes in New York and Martha's Vineyard, Mass. Debate Moderator Bob Schiefferupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 21:00:00

The Texas native has a country band, has won six Emmys for his work on CBS and drove Lee Harvey Oswald's mother to Dallas after JFK's assassination. He'll also moderate the third and final Presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama Russert Funeral a Political Who's Whoupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 14:00:00

There were enough TV journalists and political strategists to fill several political roundtables attending the funeral for Meet the Press host Tim Russert

Is Katie Couric kaput?updated: Mon Apr 14 2008 11:03:00

Amid reports that Katie Couric could be fired from CBS, Showbiz Tonight looks into whether it really could happen. Report: Katie Couric May Leave CBS News Earlyupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 14:06:00

Though her contract ends in 2011, the anchor could exit in January 2009

Couric, CBS say she isn't leaving soonupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 21:11:00

CBS News and "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric are downplaying a Wall Street Journal report that Couric plans to leave the network long before her contract expires in 2011.

Ex-ABC newsman died 'doing something that he truly loved'updated: Thu Feb 07 2008 15:29:00

Former ABC News chief national security correspondent John McWethy died from injuries in a Colorado skiing accident, a coroner said Thursday.

Fortune: For sale: Weather forecasts, $5 billionupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 11:17:00

For a quarter century, the Weather Channel has been arguably the most boringly lucrative station on the dial. After all, we're talking about 24-7 weather updates from across this great nation presented on such straight-up shows as "Weekend View" and "Your Weather Today." Rather than Fox News' stentorian "we report, you decide," the Weather channel's motto might be: "We report, you decide what to wear."

Fortune: Inside Fox Business Newsupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 06:09:00

On an October afternoon sticky enough to pass for midsummer, Rebecca Gomez, a veteran Fox News correspondent, and her co-star Cody Willard, a former hedge fund trader who bears a passing resemblance to Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, belly up to the bar at the Bull & Bear in Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The regulars look up from their martinis when Gomez shouts, "Ten minutes, everyone. This is the first hit of FBN."

Dan Rather Sues CBSupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 19:37:00

CNN's Mary Snow explains why former ''60 Minutes'' anchor Dan Rather is suing CBS.

CNNMoney: Rather sues CBS for $70 millionupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 04:46:00

Dan Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit Wednesday against CBS, alleging that the network made him a "scapegoat" for a discredited story about President Bush's National Guard service.

TV networks have one of worst weeks everupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 22:06:00

With many viewers apparently outside enjoying summer's last hurrah, the broadcast television networks hit a negative ratings trifecta only a few weeks before the start of the fall season.

NBC has big week behind 'Talent' finaleupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 21:09:00

A ventriloquist and exhibition football helped NBC snap Fox's 28-week winning streak among youthful viewers.

'Anchorwoman' pulled after one episodeupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 23:41:00

Here's news that Fox's series "Anchorwoman" wouldn't want to deliver: It's been canceled after one low-rated airing.

'Anchorwoman' flopsupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 23:41:00

'Anchorwoman' flops

'Talent' wins out in ratings raceupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:40:00

The broadcast networks plodded on with mostly reruns and reality fare -- at least some of those shows made a little music.

CNNMoney: CBS reportedly shakes up Couric teamupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 07:37:00

CBS News has become the latest network to shake up management of its evening news broadcast, bringing in a new producer to try to turn around disappointing ratings, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: Katie scores big in her debutupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 14:53:00

Nearly 13.6 million people tuned into watch Katie Couric in her debut as the host of CBS's nightly news telecast on Tuesday, the network said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: CBS hopes for big ratings from Katie Couricupdated: Tue Sep 05 2006 12:29:00

Katie Couric is finally making her long-awaited debut as the anchor of the CBS Evening News on Tuesday. But while that may be big news on Main Street, analysts say it doesn't mean much for Wall Street.

CNNMoney: CBS: Kiss me Katieupdated: Tue Apr 04 2006 10:10:00

NEW YORK ( - After months (that seemed like years) of speculation, Katie Couric has finally announced that she will jump ship from NBC to CBS.

CNNMoney: Mike Wallace retiring from '60 Minutes'updated: Tue Mar 14 2006 13:18:00

Veteran CBS correspondent Mike Wallace is retiring from "60 Minutes" after more than 40 years at the network, it was announced Tuesday.

Fortune: In Defense of the Newsupdated: Mon Feb 20 2006 00:01:00

Leslie Moonves got a little carried away last year talking about the changes he was mulling for the CBS Evening News after the departure of Dan Rather. "On the one hand we could have a newscast lik...

Peter Jennings has lung cancerupdated: Tue Apr 05 2005 11:34:00

Longtime ABC anchor Peter Jennings has been diagnosed with lung cancer, the broadcaster announced on his evening newscast Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Ted Koppel leaving ABCupdated: Thu Mar 31 2005 11:31:00

Ted Koppel is leaving ABC and the "Nightline" show he has hosted since it started in 1980 -- making him the third high-profile news anchor to leave a broadcast network in the last year.

Cronkite: News industry 'vastly different'updated: Mon Mar 07 2005 21:40:00

Twenty-four years after taking over the job from Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather will anchor his final "CBS Evening News" broadcast on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: NBC chief hits CBS Newsupdated: Thu Feb 10 2005 10:47:00

NBC Universal CEO Robert Wright said Thursday that talk of the impending death of evening news shows on broadcast television have been greatly exaggerated, and criticized rival CBS for thinking about ending the traditional format.

CBS ousts four over Bush Guard storyupdated: Mon Jan 10 2005 11:12:00

CBS News has ousted four employees over its "60 Minutes Wednesday" report about President Bush's National Guard service, the network said Monday.

Rather signing offupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 17:33:00

Dan Rather announced Tuesday that he'll step down as anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News," 24 years to the day after he assumed the post.

Dan Rather to leave anchor desk in Marchupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 13:29:00

Longtime anchor Dan Rather will leave the "CBS Evening News" on March 9, the network said Tuesday, just months after Rather's use of questionable documents in a report critical of President Bush's National Guard service.

CNNMoney: Rather leaving CBS newscastupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 12:16:00

Dan Rather will step down as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News on March 9, 2005 after 24 years in the job.

NBC seeks its footing in new seasonupdated: Wed Oct 20 2004 15:11:00

Minus "Friends" or any big breakout hits, NBC has stumbled out of the starting gate this TV season.

Emerson students get news on 'Daily' basisupdated: Thu Sep 16 2004 15:10:00

John Kerry did it. John Edwards announced he was running for president when he did it.

Will Ferrell, 'Anchorman' deluxeupdated: Thu Jul 08 2004 09:53:00

Will Ferrell has been an elf, he has been a middle-aged frat boy and he has also been President Bush. Now he's behind the anchor desk.

And now, the newsupdated: Wed Jul 07 2004 12:59:00

In "Anchorman," Will Ferrell plays Ron Burgundy, a pompous, vain, shallow-minded local news anchor.

NBC, Brokaw joined until 2014updated: Wed May 12 2004 14:48:00

NBC announced Wednesday that "Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw will remain with the network's news division through 2014.

Fortune: Who Composed the Network News Themes?updated: Mon May 01 2000 00:01:00

Dramatic theme songs have opened national network news broadcasts for years. To viewers they're as familiar as Walter Cronkite's face and as powerful as Tom Brokaw's hair spray. But where did they ...

Fortune: The New Face Of Network News In an age of instant information, who needs the seven o'clock news anymore? Maybe not the Big Threeupdated: Mon Feb 01 1999 00:01:00

These are eventful times for television news, and we're not talking about impeachment or air attacks on Iraq. Take CBS News, the place where broadcast news was invented--and where its future is now...


Now this is must-see TV. In a new Mexican soap opera, Mirada de Mujer (A Woman's Gaze), a 50-year-old woman tires of her husband's philandering. Instead of silently suffering, which she might be ex...


"How many of you saw the football games over the weekend?" asked Roone Arledge, the president of ABC News. It wasn't a casual question. On the Monday morning after New Year's, Arledge wanted to del...

Fortune: WHY SWEEPS MATTER! FILM AT 11! THE TELEVISION BUSINESSupdated: Mon Jan 13 1997 00:01:00

If you didn't get out much in November, there's a very good reason: Every TV station in the country was conspiring to keep you in your Barcalounger. The networks put on their very best stuff (NBC g...


Ted Turner drank iced tea. Bill Gates downed prodigious amounts of Cherry Coke. They shared a lunch of cold salmon, sizing each other up across the dining-room table of a dream house built by Micro...

Fortune: Nightly news updateupdated: Mon Aug 03 1987 00:01:00

Poor Larry Tisch. First his CBS management team got bad-mouthed by Dan Rather and others in the news division for closing bureaus, firing employees, and slicing $30 million from the $300-million ne...

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