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REPORT: COURIC PREPARES FOR ZUCKER EXIT

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After news reports indicated that Jeff Zucker may be in line to take over as head of CNN Worldwide, Katie Couric sought out several attorneys for advice on what to do if he quits as producer of her syndicated show, the New York Post‘s “Page Six” column reported today (Tuesday). “Zucker owns a large portion […]

ROMNEY IMPLIES UNFAIR DEBATE MODERATORS HURT HIS CAMPAIGN

November 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Mitt Romney has told donors to his presidential campaign that a significant factor in his loss to President Obama was the unfair influence of two of the debates by NBC and CNN moderators. According to an ABC transcript, Romney said that in 2016 the Republican party should “agree that we’re gonna do, you know, I […]

CNN HIRES MORGAN SPURLOCK TO PRODUCE “NONFICTION” SHOW

August 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN has struck a deal with Supersize Me filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to produce a weekly documentary series, Inside Man, that will air on weekends beginning next April as part of the news channel’s move into “nonfiction television.” “Morgan Spurlock’s name has become synonymous with creative and thought-provoking documentary story-telling,” said Mark Whitaker, CNN Worldwide executive […]

MORE TROUBLE FOR FAREED ZAKARIA

August 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Clouds re-formed over CNN reporter Fareed Zakaria on Wednesday after a former Newsweek magazine senior editor disclosed that he wrote an introduction for a 2010 special standalone issue on the environment that was published under Zakaria’s byline. The former editor, Jerry Adler, told the New York Observer that he had been informed “through channels” before […]

MORGAN INTERVIEWS AN EMPTY CHAIR

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Piers Morgan was left with an empty chair to interview on Monday after Missouri Congressman Todd Akin abruptly pulled out of an interview with him shortly before airtime. A day earlier, Akin had told a TV interviewer in Missouri that victims of “legitimate rape” have biological mechanisms to ensure that they do not become pregnant. […]

VIEWERS WATCHING MORE NEWS, BELIEVING IT LESS

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The “believability” ratings of the major TV and print news organizations have taken another hit. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, only 56 percent of the population give the 13 organizations included in the survey a positive believability rating. That compares with 62 percent in 2010 […]

CNN REINSTATES FAREED ZAKARIA

August 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN and corporate sibling Time magazine on Thursday reinstated Fareed Zakaria following the revelation that a paragraph of a recent commentary on gun control that he wrote had virtually been plagiarized word-for-word from an essay by journalist Jill Lepore in the New Yorker last April. CNN said that it had conducted a rigorous review of […]

CNN BOASTS IT WILL BE ONLY “UNBIASED” NEWS CHANNEL AT CONVENTIONS

August 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN said on Tuesday that it is sending a virtual army of reporters and crew members to the Republican and Democratic conventions this month who will “offer viewers nonstop, unbiased programming across on-air and digital platforms.” Suggesting that Fox News’s coverage will skew to the right and MSNBC’s, to the left, Sam Feist, CNN Washington […]

CNN DENIES IT PLANS TO AIR REALITY SHOWS

August 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN has denied a report that appeared in the New York Post on Monday claiming that it plans to launch a number of non-news reality shows. In a statement, the network acknowledged that it is considering “other nonfiction original series” for its weekend programming but said these would likely be travel and documentary series and […]

NEWS DILEMMA: OLYMPICS OR KILLINGS?

August 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC News was faced with a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t dilemma over the weekend after seven persons were shot to death, including the perpetrator, and three were wounded at a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. Should it cut away from its coverage of the Olympics to report on the events at the scene […]

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