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 network time to promote the special and make final adjustments to it. Wallace, who was 93, died on Saturday after being in declining health for the past four years. His position at CBS News was always of a special nature. Like Edward R. Murrow and Lowell Thomas, he did not contribute to the regular CBS news programs, focusing all his effort on 60 Minutes. Nevertheless, in numerous tributes released on Sunday, many colleagues at CBS News and competitors described how they were influenced by his aggressive style of journalism and particularly for his tough, often confrontational interviews.
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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 a caller demanded and there was no charge for The Call if the person was unavailable) and celebrities now being spotlighted every night of the week, the series debut drew only six million viewers, to put CBS in third place in the 8 00 p.m. period.
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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 bannered "CBS News -- Original Reporting." The report features clips from CBS News programs, including The Early Show, CBS Evening News with Scott Peley , and 60 Minutes , showing personalities on those shows interviewing VIPs. (The promo also includes images of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite.) TVNewser.com featured the promo on its website on Thursday, remarking that "it will surely irk the competition at ABC and NBC."
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The accolade was attached to the door of his old apartment building in Hallam Street yesterday (15FEB06).
The former CBS newsman, who died in April 1965, is portrayed in Clooney's GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, which focuses on Murrow's clashes with SENATOR JOSEPH McCARTHY over communism during the 1950s.
Continue reading: Murrow Honoured With Plaque
George Clooney's GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK will be honoured as the Most Valuable Movie Of The Year at today's (13FEB06) charity event Cinema For Peace.
Clooney's second project as a director, which he also wrote the script for, beat competition from Steven Spielberg's Munich, HANY ABU-ASSAD's Paradise Now, Bertrand Tavernier's HOLY LOLA as well as ALI SAMADI AHADI's and OLIVER STOLTZ' LOST CHILDREN.
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George Clooney has hailed his father's praise for Oscar-nominated newsroom drama GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK as the biggest seal of approval he could receive.
The 44-year-old took pride in showing his father a cut of the acclaimed film - which he co-wrote, directed and starred in - because former Cincinnati, Ohio, news anchor Nick Clooney had first hand experience of some of the movie's themes.
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Studio bosses insisted Clooney star in the film, which he wrote and directed, if he wanted funding for the project, but he argued he'd be a terrible choice.
Instead, Clooney cast thespian David Strathairn as Murrow and he agreed to play famed TV news producer FRED FRIENDLY, but he remains convinced his appearance in the movie is the weakest.
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George Clooney hopes his new movie GOODNIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK will prompt a renewed respect for "good hard" journalism.
And Clooney, whose father Nick Clooney was a journalist and anchorman on and off for 40 years, hopes the film will display the fundamentals of true journalism.
Continue reading: Clooney Hopes To Shine Light On 'Hard' Journalism
Ray Wise, Tate Donovan, Jeff Daniels, David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson and Clooney are also set to appear in the movie, which tells the story of broadcaster Edward R Murrow and his on-air confrontations with Senator JOSEPH McCARTHY.
Clooney served as one of the co-writers on the film, which is currently in production.15/03/2005 21:22