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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...

2006-01-10 05:55:00

By Paul Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Last week, ABC News made television history when it began what will likely be the first regular, live broadcasts of the evening news to the West Coast. For decades, most of the nightly evening newscasts offered to West Coast viewers have often been as much as three hours old. It's not true when there's breaking news, and the networks plan for that with anchors, reporters and producers standing by. But most of the time there isn't a need for an...

2005-12-08 21:57:35

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Katie Couric on Thursday doused persistent rumors that she plans to jump NBC's "Today" to anchor the "CBS Evening News" -- or go anywhere else, for that matter. At least for the time being. Couric and the rest of the "Today" crew conducted a conference call with reporters to celebrate the morning show's 10 years at the top. But as rumors persist that CBS has been doing some heavy-duty wooing to bring Couric to the Tiffany Network,...

2005-12-05 14:56:55

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Eight months after Peter Jennings signed off for what would be his last time at the anchor desk, ABC News said it would make room at "World News Tonight" for two in the form of Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff. By declining to elevate the 62-year-old Charles Gibson to the anchor chair, ABC News made moves to both protect its present standing at "Good Morning America" and position itself for the future with the telegenic, Vargas, 42,...

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...

2005-10-26 11:51:43

By Kenneth Li NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS News on Wednesday named Sean McManus, head of CBS Sports, as its news chief, replacing Andrew Heyward, whose decade-long tenure was marred by controversy over a discredited report on U.S. President George W. Bush. McManus, who has served as CBS Sports president since 1996 and will retain the title, will replace Heyward on November 7. Heyward, who resigned, will stay on until the end of the year. Although McManus lacks the hard-news pedigree of...

2005-09-22 21:06:33

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The networks on Thursday brought their big guns to bear against Hurricane Rita, which is predicted to hit the Texas coastline by the weekend. NBC's Brian Williams, whose coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath was a standout among TV journalism's strong efforts over the past month, left New York Thursday and was expected to anchor "NBC Nightly News" from the region, probably beginning Friday. Williams is to be joined in Texas...

2005-08-23 12:57:53

By Paul Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Well before the passing of Peter Jennings two weeks ago, critics questioned the future of the network evening news. There have been doom-and-gloom predictions about the evening news for decades, as far back as 1983. Back then, Walter Cronkite had recently retired, and three middle-aged journalists named Peter Jennings, Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw had just settled into their jobs as the anchors of the Big Three. But today, the questions...

2005-07-22 08:28:02

By Paul J. Gough LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Six months after vowing to remake "CBS Evening News" following the departure of Dan Rather, CBS chief Leslie Moonves said Thursday the network is in no hurry. Rather left March 9, making way for CBS News veteran correspondent Bob Schieffer to take over temporarily. It isn't clear how long he will stay. "As long as we have Schieffer there, we don't have a gun to our head," said Moonves, who also is co-president and co-chief operating...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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