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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 […]

GRAMMYS TELECAST MOST WATCHED SINCE 1984

February 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With news of the death of Whitney Houston overwhelming broadcast and cable newscasts over the weekend, many of them mentioning that producers of the Grammy awards were “scrambling” to come up with a fitting tribute to her, it was inevitable that the awards show would pull big ratings. And they did. After last year’s telecast, […]

CHICAGO ADVERTISER REMOVES ANCHORS FROM SPOTS

May 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

WBBM, the CBS-owned station in Chicago, said today that a Chicago-area furniture company did not have permission to use footage of news anchors Walter Jacobson and Bill Kurtis in a commercial that doubled as a tribute to outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley. The commercial shows clips of numerous personalities — including former President George W. […]