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Summer Olympics The Rerun

19th December 2008

The major drawback of NBC's highest-rated programming this year -- the Summer Olympics -- is that there appeared to be little-to-no chance of repeating it, analysts observed at the time. But they apparently did not...

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Cruise Roasts U.s. Tv Host Lauer

25th October 2008

TOM CRUISE made a shock appearance at U.S. TV host MATT LAUER's Friar's Club Roast in New York on Friday (23Oct08) - three years after the pair clashed in a controversial interview. Following roast tradition,...

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Angelina Jolie 'Considering' Adopting Seventh Child

17th October 2008

Angelina Jolie and partner Brad Pitt may extend their family by adopting another child, the actress has hinted.The Tomb Raider star and Pitt are now parents to six children, with Jolie having given birth to...

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Lauer To Co-host Opening Ceremonies In Beijing

4th August 2008

Raising his profile at the network considerably, NBC has named Matt Lauer, cohost of Today , to team up with Bob Costas to co-anchor the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Beijing on Aug....

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Lauer To Co-host Opening Ceremonies In Beijing

4th August 2008

Raising his profile at the network considerably, NBC has named Matt Lauer, cohost of Today , to team up with Bob Costas to co-anchor the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Beijing on Aug....

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News For The Sake Of Entertainment?

10th January 2008

NBC is being taken to task for its decision to reconstruct the Golden Globe Awards show on Sunday as a news event that will include a two-hour Dateline documentary in which Matt Lauer will interview...

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Ratings For Craig Interview In The Toilet

18th October 2007

Tuesday night's Matt Lauer Reports interview with Sen. Larry Craig, which appeared so soft-hitting to critics that it raised the question whether Lauer landed the interview by promising to be affable and polite, drew some...

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Lauer Gets Hour -- On Primetime Tv

12th October 2007

NBC, which has completely sidelined primetime news programming since the beginning of the season, said Thursday that it plans to air an interview with Idaho Senator Larry Craig next Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. The interview...

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Oprah Remains Tv's Top Earner

28th September 2007

Television networks may spend the lion's share of their budgets on primetime television shows, but if you're a TV personality, the big bucks are not in primetime, judging from Forbes magazine's latest list of television's...

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Couric Biography Depicts Her As Prima Donna

22nd August 2007

Writer Edward Klein's unauthorized biography of Katie Couric includes charges that she deliberately undercut colleagues on the Today show -- restricting Ann Curry's interview assignments and deliberately prolonging her own interviews so that they would...

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Couric Now Targeted By Former Nbc Coworkers

10th July 2007

Not only are some of Katie Couric's coworkers at CBS News expressing criticism of her abilities as Evening News anchor ("It's damaging, and it's really tacky," Couric told New York magazine about the anonymous quotes),...

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Network Ratings Plummet To Lowest Levels Ever

27th June 2007

It was the worst of weeks for the television networks last week as they produced some of their lowest numbers since the modern ratings system began some 20 years ago. Surprisingly, the top-rated show of...

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Lauer: Payment For Diana Concert Did Not Get Him His "Get"

26th June 2007

Today show co-host Matt Lauer insisted on Monday that he did not land an interview with British Princes William and Harry because NBC had agreed to shell out $2.5 million for the rights to air...

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Hilton, Nbc Deny Million-dollar Payment

22nd June 2007

A spokesman for Paris Hilton has denied a report appearing in the New York Post Thursday that the jailed socialite had accepted an offer of $1 million for an exclusive appearance on the Today show...

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Nbc Scores A Royal Coup

19th June 2007

Matt Lauer's interview with the two British princes, William and Harry, on NBC's Dateline Monday night scored an 8.4 rating and a 14 share, making it the top-rated show of the night. That translated to...

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Who Really Dumbed Down Cbs News?

14th June 2007

Although former CBS News anchor Dan Rather has denied CBS chief Les Moonves's charge that his remarks that CBS was "dumbing down and tarting up" the news were sexist, the group American Women in Radio...

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Today's Lauer Going To Cuba

31st May 2007

U.S. officials may have held up Michael Moore's application to travel to Cuba to film part of Sicko, his documentary about the U.S. health system, but they have presumably not been reluctant to approve a...

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Hewitt, Cbs Icon, To Produce Nbc Special

24th May 2007

Don Hewitt, a fixture at CBS since 1948 -- among other achievements, he directed Edward R. Murrow's See It Now program and was the creator/executive producer of 60 Minutes until 2004 -- will switch to...

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It's Official: Today To Expand To Four Hours

18th January 2007

NBC officially confirmed Tuesday that it plans to expand its Today show to four hours in September. In a statement, Today executive producer Jim Bell said that the additional hour will make deciding what goes...

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Redstone In Yet Another Blast At Cruise

31st October 2006

Sumner Redstone has resumed his attack on Tom Cruise, charging in an interview with Vanity Fair that Cruise "was embarrassing the studio. And he was costing us a lot of money." The Viacom chairman peremptorily...

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Vieira Attracts Big Numbers To Today

15th September 2006

Ratings for NBC's Today show shot up Wednesday as Meredith Vieira made her much heralded debut, replacing Katie Couric. Today didn't see the same sort of ratings rocket that Couric's debut on the CBS Evening...

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Judge Okays Tv Interview With Lafave

24th August 2006

A Florida judge has given former teacher Debra LaFave an exemption from her probation conditions to permit her to appear on NBC's Dateline. She is to be interviewed by Today co-host Matt Lauer in Tampa,...

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Redstone Rocket Fired At Cruise Missile

23rd August 2006

In an action that seemed destined to send Tom Cruise scurrying back to Scientology's E-meters to discover the source of his recent tribulations, Paramount Pictures on Tuesday dropped him and his production company after an...

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Spears Fights Tears As She Defends Her Marriage On Tv

16th June 2006

BRITNEY SPEARS held back tears on US TV news show DATELINE last night (15JUN06) as she fought to defend her marriage to dancer KEVIN FEDERLINE. The pregnant pop star told interviewer MATT LAUER, "We're very...

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Spears: 'Kevin Is Simple'

14th June 2006

Pop star BRITNEY SPEARS loves her husband KEVIN FEDERLINE because he's "so simple". The TOXIC singer, who is pregnant with the couple's second child together, appeared on US TV show TODAY this week (begs12JUN06) to...

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Spears: 'I'm An Emotional Wreck'

12th June 2006

Pregnant pop star BRITNEY SPEARS has rubbished reports her marriage to KEVIN FEDERLINE is in trouble, insisting the former dancer is supporting her through her current emotional crisis. The TOXIC singer's parenting skills have been...

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Lohan Dismisses Vanity Fair 'Confessions'

9th May 2006

Teen singer/actress LINDSAY LOHAN is still unhappy about her alleged 'admission' to dabbling in drugs in a Vanity Fair magazine interview earlier this year (JAN06). The MEAN GIRLS star was quoted as saying she had...

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Cruise Insists He Was 'Restrained' During Psychiatry Tv Battle

14th April 2006

LATEST: Hollywood star TOM CRUISE insists he was "restrained" and "wasn't p**sed" during his infamous TV interview with US host MATT LAUER, when he claimed to know the history of psychiatry. The TOP GUN star...

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Vieira To Replace Couric On Today Show

6th April 2006

TV star MEREDITH VIEIRA will replace KATIE COURIC as co-host of America's TODAY show. Vieira, one of the co-hosts of THE VIEW, announced her departure live on the show earlier today (06APR06). The teary co-host...

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Kidman Supports Psychiatry

28th September 2005

Hollywood star NICOLE KIDMAN has spoken out in defence of psychiatry, months after her ex-husband TOM CRUISE publicly denounced the medical practice. During an interview with MATT LAUER on the TODAY show in June...

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