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2006-03-27 22:52:40

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Desperate Housewives" sailed above the rest of Sunday's primetime offerings with the first original episode in two weeks, although CBS scored with a Tiger Woods interview on "60 Minutes" and a live-action sequence on "The Simpsons" helped draw its highest viewership in nearly four months. ABC's suburban satire was the night's top program in total viewers and the coveted adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary data released...

2006-03-23 19:10:40

By Michele Gershberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS Corp. will showcase segments of its "60 Minutes" television news magazine on the popular Internet portal Yahoo as the TV network seeks to rope in a wider audience for news programs, the companies said on Thursday. The tie-up will begin at the start of the 2006-2007 broadcast season in the third quarter, when "60 Minutes" will launch its 39th year on the air. The two companies will split Internet advertising revenue from the venture....

2006-03-23 19:10:00

By Michele Gershberg NEW YORK -- CBS Corp. will showcase segments of its "60 Minutes" television news magazine on the popular Internet portal Yahoo as the TV network seeks to rope in a wider audience for news programs, the companies said on Thursday. The tie-up will begin at the start of the 2006-2007 broadcast season in the third quarter, when "60 Minutes" will launch its 39th year on the air. The two companies will split Internet advertising revenue from the venture. Each week, following...

2006-03-14 15:45:45

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Newsman Mike Wallace, who turned the television interview into a two-fisted art form, announced on Tuesday he was retiring from "60 Minutes," the groundbreaking CBS program he helped make famous with his confrontational style. Wallace, a part of the "60 minutes" team since it debuted in 1968, said he would leave at the end of the current season in the spring but would remain available for assignments at the network as a correspondent...

2006-03-14 15:39:02

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Newsman Mike Wallace, who turned the television interview into a two-fisted art form, announced on Tuesday he was retiring from "60 Minutes," the groundbreaking CBS program he helped make famous with his confrontational style. Wallace, a part of the "60 minutes" team since it debuted in 1968, said he would leave at the end of the current season in the spring but would remain available for assignments at the network as a correspondent...

2006-03-10 03:14:30

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - When Bob Schieffer took over at the "CBS Evening News" a year ago tonight, it was supposed to be only a temporary assignment. The CBS News veteran had long ago thought the route to the anchor chair was closed to him. He had been passed over in 1980 when CBS looked to replace Walter Cronkite, and Dan Rather spent 24 years in the job. Schieffer worked in Washington, anchored the weekend evening news and, beginning in 1993, moderated...

2006-02-01 14:07:58

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran CBS News White House reporter John Roberts, once considered a front-runner to replace longtime anchor Dan Rather, is leaving the network to join CNN, the cable news outlet said on Wednesday. Roberts, 49, who began his CBS tenure in 1992 as co-anchor of that broadcaster's morning news program, will begin his new assignment as CNN senior national correspondent on February 20, the Time Warner Inc.-owned network said. His move to CNN comes after a stint of...

2005-12-02 16:29:56

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS is trying to change the face of network news by luring Katie Couric, co-host of NBC's top-rated morning show "Today," to the evening news anchor seat vacated by Dan Rather, the Los Angeles Times said on Friday. Citing senior editorial staffers at both networks, the Times said newly installed CBS News President Sean McManus had determinedly wooed Couric in recent weeks to take over as permanent anchor of the CBS Evening News and that Couric was seriously...

2005-11-30 02:14:46

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A made-over "CBS Evening News" still might be months away, but the network's newly arrived news chief took a key step Tuesday with a change at the top of the perennially third-place newscast. CBS News president Sean McManus named "60 Minutes" veteran Rome Hartman as executive producer of the nightly newscast beginning January 9. He will take over from Jim Murphy, who with six years at the helm had been the longest-serving executive...

2005-10-30 20:54:32

By JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Valerie Plame's nearly two-decade career at the CIA and the secret life she crafted to conceal it were blown when her identity was revealed by a newspaper columnist, her husband, Joe Wilson said in a CBS "60 Minutes" interview on Sunday. Wilson, a former career diplomat, said Plame, 42, was in shock when she saw her name and that of her fictitious employer published in a syndicated column by Robert Novak. "She felt like she'd been hit in the...


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