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Posted Monday 2/19/18 at 11:12PM EST
President Trump spent President's Day Eve bashing "a very insecure Oprah"
The president wasn't a fan of Oprah's 60 Minutes panel on Sunday: "The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!"
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
Connie Chung was impressed with how her former news organizations handled the Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose scandals
The veteran of NBC News, ABC News, CBS News and CNN told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she also experienced sexual harassment in her career. "Oh yeah, sure, every day. I mean, a lot, especially when I started out,” she said. As for Lauer and Rose, Chung said: ”I’m very proud of CBS and NBC for just taking quick action. Some people might be victims of precipitous action but these two, the reports about them seemed excessive." Of the #MeToo movement, she added: "I was thrilled for this moment, for women!"
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 2:23PM EST
CBS’ 48 Hours reveals Robert Wagner is a “person of interest” in Natalie Wood's death
Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators tell the CBS News program that Wood's then-husband is a “person of interest” in their re-opened investigation into her 1981 death. The "Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water" episode of 48 Hours airs this Saturday.
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 2:19PM EST
CBS Evening News executive producer exits
Another network news executive is leaving. Steve Capus is stepping down weeks into new anchor Jeff Glor’s tenure.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 12:03AM EST
Dylan Farrow will discuss her sexual assault allegations against father Woody Allen for the first time on TV
Farrow is set to speak to CBS This Morning on Thursday, two days after Alec Baldwin defended the acclaimed director on Twitter.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:01PM EST
John Dickerson says “I’m a transfer student here” as he begins his new CBS This Morning role
The Face the Nation host officially replaced Charlie Rose this morning, and he made a point of noting that his late mom, Nancy Dickerson, was CBS News’ first female correspondent.
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
CBS is set to name John Dickerson as Charlie Rose's replacement on CBS This Morning
Dickerson is closing in on the co-anchor job, according to The Huffington Post. It’s unclear if the Face the Nation host would stay with the Sunday morning news show if he were to become a CBS This Morning co-anchor along with Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell. Dickerson had been filling in on the CBS morning show since Rose was removed in November.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
CBS News fires its political director over alleged “inappropriate behavior”
CBS News wouldn’t offer any further detail on why longtime employee Steve Chaggaris was fired, but said that the allegations were brought to light shortly before the holidays. Chaggaris’ dismissal comes less than two months after CBS News dismissed Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Why City University of New York’s journalism school waited a month to revoke Charlie Rose's Lifetime Achievement Award
"We wanted to give it careful thought and not react in a knee-jerk way," says Dean Sarah Bartlett.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 2:14PM EST
Today and CBS This Morning are showing they never needed Matt Lauer or Charlie Rose
Rose’s exit hasn’t hurt his former CBS morning show’s ratings, and Today without Lauer has only thrived and beat the competition since his ouster. Which begs the question: Do viewers actually care who hosts their favorite morning news programs, or were they impressed by how Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell and Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb each handled the loss of their male co-anchor?
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Seth Rogen to play Walter Cronkite in a JFK movie
Rogen will portray the legendary CBS newsman’s most famous moment in the film Newsflash, which takes place the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:36PM EST
60 Minutes dropped the original author of its official 50th-anniversary book after he kept asking about the show’s treatment of women
Richard Zoglin was tasked with writing an authorized retrospective of the legendary newsmagazine, but 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager became concerned that he was focusing too much on the negative, The New York Times reports. According to The Times, “specifically, Mr. Fager expressed concern that Mr. Zoglin had asked his interview subjects about the treatment of women in the 60 Minutes workplace, according to three people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive internal matters. Mr. Fager also asked Mr. Zoglin why he had brought up the rocky tenure of Katie Couric, a onetime correspondent for the show and former CBS News anchor who left the network on bad terms.” The book was published this fall under Fager's name.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 9:35PM EST
CBS hopes new CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor will lead the newscast into the digital future
The 42-year-old Glor’s mandate as he takes over the anchor chair tonight is to attract younger viewers through digital means, including CBSN. “Our entire newsroom needs a jolt of a new reality,” says Steve Capus, executive producer of the CBS Evening News. “Our output is being consumed a lot of different ways and if we think about it too narrowly, we’re missing a big segment of the audience.”
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 7:43AM EST
Today and CBS This Morning are going with all-women lineups this week
After dealing with their respective sexual harassment firings of Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose, NBC News and CBS News have scheduled only female co-hosts for their morning shows this week. On NBC, Hoda Kotb will continue anchoring with Savannah Guthrie. On CBS, Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King will be joined by Bianna Golodryga. CBS will return to having a male co-host next week when Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson fills in on CBS This Morning. In the wake of the sexual harassment revelations, some have suggested doing away with the traditional male-female co-host dynamic. ALSO: Gayle King says: “I don’t see myself on TV at 70, but never say never”
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
Networks became too reliant on larger-than-life TV news stars, as shown in the firings of Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose
“As leading national news hosts able to reach millions of people, Mr. Lauer and Mr. Rose are in a different sphere,” says Jim Rutenberg. “The notion of anchor as authority — a stubbornly male prototype that goes back to the pre-feminist days of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite — was flawed to begin with. And yet, news organizations continue to depend on stars to what often seems like an unhealthy degree. In this, they are not so different from Hollywood producers whose main concern is having a big opening weekend. The stature of the men behind the desk was such that they ended up holding a high level of power within their organizations to go with their lavish pay. And, per the accusations against them, they used it on underlings who, as one of Mr. Lauer’s accusers put it to The Times, did not feel as if they were able to say no or repeat mistreatment to higher-ups.
- Lauer’s firing gives NBC a chance to “test a longstanding myth” that expensive talent is essential to a show's success
- Lauer was able to get away with bad behavior because Today made its own rules, operating independently within NBC News
- “Ailes. O'Reilly. Halperin. Rose. Lauer. These were among the most influential, best paid figures in TV news.”
- Lauer made at least $100 million before NBC fired him