Monday, January 20, 2020

PELLEY SAYS HE HAS NEVER ANCHORED A NEWSCAST

May 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS could be repeating with Scott Pelley the same mistake it made with Katie Couric — failing to recognize that a television anchor is principally a performer (or a “presenter” as he or she is called in most other countries), someone who can help convey with intonation, cadence, and sometimes with gesture the drama behind […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: PELLEY WILL REPLACE COURIC

May 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an announcement that was as unsurprising as Katie Couric’s that she will step down as anchor of the CBS Evening News, CBS News said today (Tuesday) that 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley will replace her on June 6. He will continue to report for 60 Minutes. In a statement, CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, […]

EX-CNN ANCHOR BROWN SAYS CABLE NEWS IS NOW MOSTLY OPINION

October 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Former CNN anchor Aaron Brown, who was fired by Jon Klein in 2005, a year after Klein took over as president, has charged that cable news networks have become bullhorns for political extremists. As reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Brown told a Seattle audience, “We have become a country short on fact and abundant on […]