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WILL 60 MINUTES OF SPORTS FILL VOID LEFT BY WIDE WORLD?

September 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It has been 14 years since ABC’s Wide World of Sports, the sports anthology series, left the air after having become a veritable institution over 37 years. (Remember “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” in its intro?) Now, it’s CBS’s turn to span “the globe to bring you the constant variety of […]

SHOULD NAVY SEAL WHO SHOT BIN LADEN HAVE BEEN NAMED?

September 10, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Fox News has defended its decision to reveal the name of the Navy Seal who participated in the hunting down and killing of Osama bin Laden and who has written a book about that mission that challenges some of the official reports about it. Likewise, CBS has defended its decision not to reveal the name […]

ERICA HILL OUT AT CBS THIS MORNING

July 26, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

In the latest shakeup in early-morning television, CBS has booted Erica Hill off CBS This Morning and has announced that she’ll be replaced by Norah O’Donnell, currently CBS News’ chief White House correspondent. In a statement, CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager said, “This is a very exciting development for our morning program and for all […]

60 MINUTES‘ AUDIENCE GROWING YOUNGER

May 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s 60 Minutes, which after 44 years, continues to land in the top ranks of TV ratings, appears to be overcoming the perception that its audience is mostly composed of doddering oldtimers — a perception that has kept its ad rates low despite the high ratings. The New York Times reported on Sunday that in […]

CBS ROLLING OUT A NEW MORNING SHOW

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS, which has overhauled its morning news/talk show more often than any other network, is doing it again. It won’t be called The Early Show any longer. What it will be called, it indicated, is still undecided. And judging from the changes that it announced on Tuesday, it could become two separate programs. The first […]

60 MINUTES COLLEAGUES PAY TRIBUTE TO ANDY ROONEY

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Rooney, a fixture on CBS’s 60 Minutes as its signature essayist since 1978, died in New York on Saturday just five weeks after making his final appearance on the long-running magazine show. He was 92. CBS said that Rooney died as a result of “complications following minor surgery.” It did not disclose the nature […]

ROONEY LEAVING 60 MINUTES

September 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Rooney, who had insisted only a few months ago that he would never retire, is leaving 60 Minutes, the network said on Monday. He will deliver his final essay, his 1,097th, on Sunday’s program, which will also feature a special segment narrated by colleague Morley Safer about Rooney’s career. “There’s nobody like Andy and […]

CBS WON’T BE PAYING FOR BIG “GETS” IN FUTURE, NEWS CHIEF SAYS

August 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS News appeared to be the latest network outlet to take itself out of the bidding wars for big “gets.” Speaking to the Television Critics Association on Wednesday, CBS News President Jeff Fager said that the news division will no longer pay huge fees for pictures and home videos as a way to land exclusive […]

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. […]

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, […]

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