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2006-06-15 15:47:32

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Once among the most powerful men in network news, Dan Rather's days at CBS appear to be numbered and after a reporting scandal last year, his latest woes are being played out in painstaking detail in the media. Both CBS Corp and CBS News spokespeople declined to comment on reports on Thursday that the veteran reporter would leave the flagship news magazine show "60 Minutes" when his contract expires in November. But the jackals were out and...

2006-05-16 02:45:44

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran CBS News correspondent and producer George Crile, who helped uncover a secret U.S.-bankrolled war against the Russians in Afghanistan, died at age 61 on Monday after suffering from pancreatic cancer, CBS News said. Crile, who worked for CBS News for more than 25 years on "60 Minutes" and other programs, spent years reporting a story on how a Texas congressman got Congress and the CIA to arm Afghan tribes fighting a rebellion against the Soviet Union...

2006-05-16 00:14:30

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran CBS News correspondent and producer George Crile, who helped uncover a secret U.S.-bankrolled war against the Russians in Afghanistan, died at age 61 on Monday after suffering from pancreatic cancer, CBS News said. Crile, who worked for CBS News for more than 25 years on "60 Minutes" and other programs, spent years reporting a story on how a Texas congressman got Congress and the CIA to arm Afghan tribes fighting a rebellion against the Soviet Union...

2006-04-06 11:56:01

NEW YORK (Reuters) - ABC talk show host Meredith Vieira will replace Katie Couric as co-host of NBC's "Today" show, the nation's leading morning program, NBC said on Thursday. The NBC announcement came a day after Couric announced her plans to leave "Today" and shortly after Vieira revealed the news on her program, "The View." Vieira will move to "Today" in September when Couric takes over as sole anchor of the "CBS Evening News." "I'm very honored that NBC has asked me to co-host...

2006-04-06 01:10:28

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The worst-kept secret in the media industry broke in technicolor Wednesday, with Katie Couric telling NBC viewers she will leave "Today" next month to join "CBS Evening News" as anchor/managing editor. "After listening to my heart and my gut, two things that have served me pretty well in the past, I've decided I will be leaving 'Today' at the end of May," Couric said. "It was a really difficult decision." Couric, 49, will continue...

2006-04-06 00:46:58

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The worst-kept secret in the media industry broke in technicolor Wednesday, with Katie Couric telling NBC viewers she will leave "Today" next month to join "CBS Evening News" as anchor/managing editor. "After listening to my heart and my gut, two things that have served me pretty well in the past, I've decided I will be leaving 'Today' at the end of May," Couric said. "It was a really difficult decision." Couric, 49, will continue...

2006-04-05 20:29:36

By Steve Gorman and Michele Gershberg LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS News may have hired a media star in Katie Couric, but experts said on Wednesday it will take more than celebrity and a fresh face to revive the once-indispensable network evening newscast. Couric, 49, long the darling of American morning television as co-host of the "Today" show for 15 years, is likely to bring at least a short-term ratings boost to the "CBS Evening News" due mostly to the tremendous buzz...

2006-04-05 14:01:28

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS News and become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric, 49, told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May, after 15 years in which she helped win the morning ratings war and generate about $600 million in revenue annually for NBC, a unit of General Electric Co.. She is one of the highest-paid figures...

2006-04-05 09:11:10

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS, where she was to become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May after 15 years, longer than any other anchor of the 54-year-old morning show, to join the CBS "Evening News" and "60 Minutes." CBS News said in an article on its Web site Couric would anchor...

2006-04-05 09:08:23

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS, where she was to become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May after 15 years, longer than any other anchor of the 54-year-old morning show, to join the CBS "Evening News" and "60 Minutes." CBS News said in an article on its Web site Couric would anchor...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.