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Schieffer, Koppel Blast Obama For Pr Stunts

Two veteran broadcast news icons blasted the Obama administration over the weekend for its efforts to cover-up bad policy with tortuous PR. During his commentary on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday host Bob Schieffer...

Cbs's Ryan/romney Interview Blasted Left And Right

The predicament television networks find themselves in during an increasingly polarized political environment appeared evident following Sunday night's 60 Minutes feature in which Bob Schieffer interviewed Mitt Romney and his recently selected running mate, Paul...

After 20 Years, Schieffer Gets His Wish

It's easy to conclude that CBS bosses take Bob Schieffer for granted. When he was temporarily assigned to take over the anchor's desk at the CBS Evening News after the departure of Dan Rather and...

Cbs's Bob Schieffer Lays Into Herman Cain

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer departed from his usual neutral-interviewer role on Sunday to lecture Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain about a scene in his current campaign ad in which his chief of staff,...

Report Couric Split To Be Announced This Week

Katie Couric plans to announce this week that she is leaving the CBS Evening News, the New York Times reported today (Tuesday), citing four unnamed people with knowledge of the exit plan. It said that...

Scott Pelley - Scott Pelley To Replace Couric On Cbs Evening News?

SCOTT PELLEY is set to be unveiled as Katie Couric's replacement on 'Cbs Evening News', according to TMZ.com. The website claims that the veteran journalist is the choice of Chairman JEFF FAGER, who has been...

Cbs's Schieffer Blast "New Media" On Sherrod Story

A week after Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign from her position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture after a video of her was posted on a conservative news site and was later broadcast on...

Ratings For Meet The Press Fall

The loss of Tim Russert as moderator of NBC's Meet the Press continues to affect the ratings for television news's longest-running program. Sunday's ratings were its lowest since Russert's death -- 20 percent below those...

Schieffer Returns As News Anchor

Bob Schieffer, who acted as interim anchor of the CBS Evening News between the time Dan Rather departed and Katie Couric arrived -- and posted better ratings than either of them -- will again be...

Gustav Blows Out Gop Convention Coverage

While meteorologists were predicting widespread disaster as Hurricane Gustav plowed on towards the Gulf Coast over the weekend, the major networks were forced to shift their top anchors and reporters from the Republican National Convention...

Debate Moderators Named

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Monday named the moderators of the three presidential debates between John McCain and Barack Obama and the single debate between the yet-to-be-named vice-presidential candidates. The first debate, set to...

Couric To Head Cbs Convention Team

For the first time, a network's coverage of the political parties' presidential nominating conventions will be headed by a woman. Katie Couric was named by CBS Monday to head the studio team covering the Democratic...

Mcmanus: No Plans For Schieffer To Return To Anchor Desk

CBS News and Sports chief Sean McManus has once again defended Katie Couric against critics and insisted that Bob Schieffer will not be involved in the CBS Evening News again. Schieffer, who replaced Dan Rather...

Schieffer Won't Retire After All

CBS News President Sean McManus has apparently persuaded Bob Schieffer to put his retirement plans on indefinite hold. Schieffer had originally said that he planned to retire after the presidential inauguration in January. Then he...

Throwing Mudd At Tv News

Legendary TV journalist Roger Mudd, who spent nearly 20 years at CBS's Washington bureau, expressed his dismay Wednesday over a recent New York Times report that CBS is considering outsourcing some of its newsgathering activities...

Couric May Get Final Democratic Presidential Debate

Katie Couric may moderate a presidential-candidate debate after all. Weekend reports indicated that CBS is close to finalizing plans to air a debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in North Carolina in April --...

Couric May Get Final Democratic Presidential Debate

Katie Couric may moderate a presidential-candidate debate after all. Weekend reports indicated that CBS is close to finalizing plans to air a debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in North Carolina in April --...

Couric May Get Final Democratic Presidential Debate

Katie Couric may moderate a presidential-candidate debate after all. Weekend reports indicated that CBS is close to finalizing plans to air a debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in North Carolina in April --...

Schieffer To Retire In January

Bob Schieffer, who replaced Dan Rather on the CBS Evening News in 2005 -- and improved the newscast's ratings -- and has hosted Face the Nation since 1991, said Tuesday that he plans to retire...

Couric's Loss May Be Gibson's Gain

For Katie Couric, the news has not improved -- the news concerning The CBS Evening News, that is. According to Nielsen Research figures reported by the New York Times, her newscast drew one million fewer...

Couric Arrives In Iraq; Says Surge Seems To Be Working

CBS's Katie Couric made her first appearance from Iraq on Sunday's Face the Nation Sunday (she delivers her first reports for the CBS Evening News from there beginning Tuesday) and said that she "definitely got...

Ex-cbs Evening News Producer To Oversee Bbc Newscast Aimed At U.s.

Rome Hartman, the executive producer of the CBS Evening News while it was anchored by Bob Schieffer and Katie Couric -- until he was replaced by Rick Kaplan last March -- is developing a one-hour...

Ex-cbs Evening News Producer To Oversee Bbc Newscast Aimed At U.s.

Rome Hartman, the executive producer of the CBS Evening News while it was anchored by Bob Schieffer and Katie Couric -- until he was replaced by Rick Kaplan last March -- is developing a one-hour...

Will Brokaw Rescue Nbc Nightly News?

The slippage of NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams into second place among the evening newscasts can be blamed on the overall ratings slide of the network, former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw has told the...

Tv News Vet Kaplan To Take Over Cbs Evening News Reins

CBS is expected to name as early as today (Thursday) veteran news producer Rick Kaplan to take over as executive producer of the struggling CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. Kaplan would replace Rome Hartman,...

Couric Dismisses Falling Ratings

Katie Couric once again insisted that she has "never really obsessed over ratings" and that her primary goal as the anchor of the CBS Evening News is "to turn out a quality newscast." Couric's comments...

Cronkite Damns Another War

Walter Cronkite, whose criticism of America's Vietnam War policies was said to be a turning point in the war ("If we've lost Walter, then we've lost the country," President Lyndon Johnson reportedly told an aide...

Couric's Viewers Flock To Gibson

The contest for ratings supremacy among the three network nightly newscasts increasingly looked like a two-man race last week as viewers continued to desert the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric. Most of the disaffected...

Couric Dons Murrow's Mantle

CBS News plans to revive Person to Person, the celebrity interview feature hosted by Edward R. Murrow in the early '50s. This time it will become a feature of the CBS Evening News with Katie...

The News Isn't Good For Katie

Although Katie Couric has said that she is paying no attention to her ratings, the latest from Nielsen Research might induce a shudder if she does take a peek at them. On Thursday it was...

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