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60 MINUTES DELAYS WALLACE TRIBUTE

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although it had a pre-packaged obituary ready to air in the event of Mike Wallace’s death, CBS News and 60 Minutes decided to refresh it and air it next Sunday as a special edition of the magazine show, the New York Times reported on its website Sunday. The delay, said the newspaper, will give the […]

PERSON TO PERSON REVIVAL FLOPS ON NIGHT NO 1

February 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Person to Person, the celebrity interview show of the 1950s that saw Edward R. Murrow in a studio talking to guests in their homes, returned on Wednesday and promptly flopped. With most viewers unaware of the original term (“person to person” was an expensive long-distance calling rate in which an operator requested a specific person […]

CBS NEWS: “WE INVENTED ORIGINAL REPORTING”

August 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It’s almost enough to raise the ghosts of David Brinkley and Peter Jennings from their graves — a new 30-second promo airing on CBS that ends with an announcer remarking, “It’s not like we invented original reporting on television. Oh, wait: yes, we did.” It’s part of a campaign on behalf of the news division […]

VETERAN CBS NEWSMAN JOSEPH WERSHBA DEAD AT 90

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Broadcast news pioneer Joseph Wershba, who worked with Ed Murrow on his historic See It Now broadcasts that helped bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s and was one of the original 60 Minutes producers, died on May 14 in New York at age 90, the network said Monday. Cause of death was pneumonia. […]

JON STEWART: A MODERN-DAY ED MURROW?

December 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In what today’s (Monday) New York Times suggested was an Edward R. Murrow/Walter Cronkite moment in terms of the media’s influence on public policy, comedian Jon Stewart’s recent broadcasts urging passage of the 9/11 “first responders bill” are being credited for saving the bill from almost certain defeat. “I’ll forever be indebted to Jon because […]

LEGENDARY RADIO-TV NEWSMAN DANIEL SCHORR DEAD AT 93

July 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Daniel Schorr, the last surviving member of “Murrow’s Boys,” the legendary team of watchdog journalists who were brought together at CBS by Edward R. Murrow after World War II, died Friday of a brief, undisclosed illness at the age of 93. Active to the very end, his final commentary was broadcast on July 10th on […]