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Network Anchors Begin Using The Word "Torture"

Andrew Tyndall, who monitors each of the nightly network newscasts for his long-running "The Tyndall Report," observed Wednesday that network anchors are beginning to show less reluctance to using the term "torture" in describing the...

Talk-show Host Busted On Camera

Unedited footage of former conservative radio talk-show host John Ziegler being ordered to stop conducting interviews outside a hall at USC where CBS's Katie Couric was being honored last week -- then being handcuffed by...

Light News Week = Light News Ratings

All nightly newscasts showed significant audience erosion last week. NBC Evening News With Brian Williams averaged 8.74 million viewers. ABC World News With Charles Gibson narrowed the gap with NBC as it averaged 7.95 million...

Nbc News Widens Gap

After seeing ABC's World News With Charles Gibson creep closer in the ratings during recent weeks, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams widened the gap last week as it averaged 9.65 million viewers. The ABC...

Did Palin Save Couric's Job?

Katie Couric appears to agree with several TV critics who have remarked that her interview with Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign probably saved her job as anchor of The CBS Evening News ....

News Race Grows Tighter

Among the evening news shows, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams remained the most-watched network newscast last week, attracting an average of 8.60 million viewers. But ABC World News With Charles Gibson closed what had...

What's Couric Doing In A Marketing Film?

A video promotion directed at car dealers for a waiting-room package of CBS TV shows that removes any offensive content, including gloomy Wall Street news, mentions of competing dealers or competing car brands, and any...

A-rod Admits He Lied On Tv About Steroid Use

Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez admitted during an ESPN interview Monday that he lied when he denied using steroids during a December 2007 interview with Katie Couric on 60 Minutes. Asked by ESPN's Peter Gammons about...

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...

Couric Draws Fewer Viewers In Primetime

Hoping for it to be sampled by a wider audience, CBS moved its CBS Evening News With Katie Couric to 8 00 p.m. Wednesday. But, with competition from American Idol , which drew 25.1 million...

Nbc, Cbs In "Get" War; Cbs Wins

Pilot Chesley Sullenberger may have been hailed for safely landing his Airbus A320 in the Hudson River on January 15, but it is Katie Couric, not her former Today show host Matt Lauer, who is...

Couric To Air Primetime Newscast

Apparently CBS believes that a principal reason for the low ratings of The CBS Evening News With Katie Couric is that not enough people have been able to watch it. It is therefore moving the...

Citizen Journalists Cover N.y. Plane Crash

Once again, as it had in Mumbai last month, television relied on "citizen journalists" for video coverage of the crash of a U.S. Airways flight into New York's Hudson River on Thursday. First images of...

Big News Week -- Who Knows Why?

Once again, unaccountably it was a big week for the nightly news shows with NBC averaging 9.5 million viewers for NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams. (The Associated Press observed that the figure would have...

News Shows See Ratings Rise -- But Why?

Although it did not appear to be a particularly eventful week, last week drew big audiences for the network nightly newscasts. NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams was the leader with 10.06 million viewers. ABC...

Palin's Appearance Is A Turkey

Another TV appearance by Alaska Gov. Sara Palin has hit YouTube. During an interview conducted in her hometown of Wasilla after she "pardoned" a local turkey, a number of other turkeys are seen being slaughtered...

Cable News Audiences Go Through Slow Withdrawal

The presidential election may have been held the previous week, but cable news outlets were continuing to draw relatively large audiences last week, with Fox News Channel finishing as the third most-watched cable channel, behind...

Snl Boosts Palin

Governor Sarah Palin's favorability rating may have plunged after her interview with CBS's Katie Couric and the spoof of it on Saturday Night Live , but her own appearance on SNL last weekend gave her...

Now, The Mccain-letterman Debate

John McCain showed up on time for his appearance on the David Letterman show Thursday night, after renting a helicopter to fly from Philadelphia to New York after weather grounded his campaign plane. It was...

Mccain To Meet Letterman Patching Things Up?

Republican presidential nominee John McCain's most relentless detractor in recent weeks may not have been Democratic contender Barack Obama, but CBS's Late Show host David Letterman, who has continued to fling zingers at McCain for...

Cbs News Shows Soar In Ratings

CBS said Thursday that it is showing striking gains with all of its news program during the first weeks of the new season. Last Sunday's 60 Minutes , it noted, drew 16.65 million viewers, making...

Letterman Sends New Invitation To Mccain ... Sort Of

David Letterman on Thursday addressed rumors that first appeared in the New York Post that John McCain would appear on his show and that the two would bury the hatchet after McCain dropped out of...

Ifill Says Palin "Blew Me Off"

Gwen Ifill, who moderated last Thursday's vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, shrugged off criticism Sunday that she did not keep the two debaters on track. Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press on...

The Debate Is On!

The first televised presidential debate, due to take place in Oxford, MS tonight (Friday), will be held as scheduled,. Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced today that he had reversed his previous decision to suspend...

Mccain Halts Campaign; Will Obama Debate Himself?

Senator John McCain's campaign found itself having to weather a blizzard of controversy Wednesday after the Republican candidate, without consulting the Presidential Debate Commission (PDC), proposed that Friday's TV debate be postponed. The proposal was...

Couric Loses; Rather Wins At News Emmys

CBS News With Katie Couric went away empty-handed at the 29th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in New York. But Couric's predecessor, Dan Rather, was a winner for an episode of his HDNet program...

Couric Next To Take A Crack At Interviewing Palin

CBS News anchor Katie Couric has landed Sarah Palin's second major broadcast interview. The network said Tuesday that Couric's interview will take place on Sunday, Sept. 28 and Monday, Sept 29 and air the next...

Abc News Producer Says Gibson Won't Go Easy On Palin

ABC World News producer Jon Banner insisted in an interview with the Associated Press on Monday that no issue is off the table when Charles Gibson interviews Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in Alaska later...

Nets Raise $100 Million To Fight Cancer

The three major broadcast networks donated an hour of primetime on Friday to a "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon and raised more than $100 million for cancer research as a result, the Entertainment Industry Foundation,...

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...

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