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SHAKEUP AT CBS NEWS

February 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS today (Tuesday) appointed Jeff Fager, producer of 60 Minutes, chairman of CBS News. Sean McManus, who has been serving in the joint position of chairman of CBS News and Sports, will be focusing his attention solely on sports. Fager, meanwhile, will face the task of reviving the last-place CBS Evening News with Katie Couric […]

VIOLENCE AGAINST MEDIA PYRAMIDS IN EGYPT

February 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In what today’s (Friday) New York Times described as “an apparently coordinated campaign that is intended to stifle the flow of news that could further undermine the government,” reporters — particularly TV reporters and their crews — covering the demonstrations in Egypt came under increasing physical attack by Egyptian security forces and supporters of embattled […]

CBS TO OVERHAUL THE EARLY SHOW

December 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With its current combatants trapped in the trenches of the networks’ early-morning wars, CBS News’s The Early Show is about to receive fresh replacements. The network announced Tuesday that co-hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez are leaving the show and will be replaced by Chris Wragge and Erica Hill, who currently co-anchor the Saturday edition […]

COURIC LIKELY TO SEE SALARY CUT IF SHE REMAINS ON CBS

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS chief Les Moonves indicated on Wednesday that if the network renews Katie Couric’s contract next year, it won’t be on the original terms. Couric’s contract, which expires next year, calls for her to receive $15 million per years over three years. But according to TVNewser.com, Moonves told an audience at the University of Texas […]

MORE CBS DISCUSSIONS ABOUT DUMPING COURIC?

July 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Top executives at CBS have discussed the possibility of buying out the remainder of Katie Couric’s contract in September and replacing her on the CBS Evening News this fall, New York magazine reported on its website today (Friday), citing people familiar with the conversation. However, the magazine noted, CBS News chief Sean McManus and CBS […]

CBS, TURNER IN 14-YEAR PACT FOR “MARCH MADNESS”

April 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an extraordinary 14-year deal, CBS and Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting have agreed to pay at least $10.8 billion to carry the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament — “March Madness.” The partnership gives each entity the right to carry the regional finals, the Final Four and the championship game, CBS through 2015, Turner from 2016 to […]