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OH, YES, THERE WAS AN INAUGURATION TODAY

January 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The TV networks this year are devoting far less time to the presidential inaugural ceremonies than they did a year ago. “The difference is startling,” the New York Daily News commented today (Monday). In an interview with USA Today, CBS newsman Bob Schieffer, who has covered 12 inaugurations, compared the second inauguration to a second […]

THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES: DATES AND MODERATORS

August 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The first televised debate of the 2012 presidential contest will take place in Denver at 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 3 with PBS’s Jim Lehrer moderating. Lehrer is an old hand at such stints, having presided over 11 presidential debates dating back to 1988, including all three debates in 2000. Democratic and Republican leaders have praised […]

CBS’S RYAN/ROMNEY INTERVIEW BLASTED LEFT AND RIGHT

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The predicament television networks find themselves in during an increasingly polarized political environment was brought home following Sunday night’s 60 Minutes feature in which Bob Schieffer interviewed Mitt Romney and his recently selected running mate, Paul Ryan, for the first time. On today’s Fox & Friends on the conservative Fox News channel, Co-host Eric Bolling […]

AFTER 20 YEARS, SCHIEFFER GETS HIS WISH

December 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s easy to conclude that CBS bosses take Bob Schieffer for granted. When he was temporarily assigned to take over the anchor’s desk at the CBS Evening News after the departure of Dan Rather and before the arrival of Katie Couric, he not only produced ratings for the newscast that were higher than they were […]

CBS’S BOB SCHIEFFER LAYS INTO HERMAN CAIN

October 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer departed from his usual neutral-interviewer role on Sunday to lecture Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain about a scene in his current campaign ad in which his chief of staff, Mark Block, is seen taking a drag on a cigarette and exhaling the smoke at the camera. Cain is then […]

COURIC CONFIRMS SHE’S STEPPING DOWN

April 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATE: Katie Couric has confirmed reports that she is stepping down as anchor of the CBS Evening News after five years. In a statement to People magazine, she said: “I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News,” Couric told People. “I’m really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News […]

CBS’S SCHIEFFER BLASTS “NEW MEDIA” ON SHERROD STORY

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A week after Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign from her position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture after a video of her was posted on a conservative news site and was later broadcast on Fox News depicting her as a black racist, the story continues to have a life of its own. After it […]