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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.