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2008-10-01 21:00:15

By David Bauder NEW YORK - After two years of stories about bad ratings and an uncertain future, Katie Couric is back to making news the old- fashioned way - with her work. The "CBS Evening News" anchor is on an impressive run of interviews, including a "vice presidential questions" segment in which she will ask Sarah Palin and Joe Biden about abortion and the separation between church and state on the show today and Thursday. This comes after getting John McCain to come by her studio...

2008-09-30 21:00:02

By Alan Pergament The importance of the new television season is being blunted this fall by the nonstop entertainment coming from the 2008 presidential race. It is hard to get worked up about "Dirty Sexy Money" or "Grey's Anatomy" when the health of our economy and the future of our nation are being debated nightly. One imagines that the Thursday night ratings for the vice presidential debate between Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden -- in what is being billed as the TV event...

2008-09-26 06:00:24

By Al Neuharth OXFORD, Miss. -- The first presidential debate may or may not go exactly as planned here tonight at Ole Miss. This red, white and blue decorated campus was abuzz Thursday. Faculty, students and thousands of visitors -- including scores of newsmen and women -- debated whether John McCain's call for cancellation was a patriotic move or a political stunt. But this seems certain about the three debates that are scheduled -- moderators will be these three old, white, male TV...

2008-09-18 21:00:17

By Alan Pergament More high-definition channels have arrived on Time Warner Cable, but don't expect a 24-hour news channel here any time soon. That's the word from the area's largest cable system. On Wednesday, TWC made good on a statement by a representative in late spring by announcing that five new HD channels are now available on the free HD tier, and the goal is nearly to triple its HD offerings. The new HD channels are CNN HD (721), TBS HD (723), Science Channel HD (737),...

2008-09-17 18:00:16

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Second in the broadcast network competition to talk to Sarah Palin: Katie Couric. The CBS anchor will spend two days on the road with the Republican vice presidential candidate as well as presidential hopeful John McCain, the network said Tuesday. Couric's interview material will be aired Sept. 29 and 30 on the "CBS Evening News" and "The Early Show." It's timed for just before the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate between Palin and Democrat Joe Biden....

2008-09-04 21:00:23

By Frazier Moore NEW YORK - Katie Couric, Charles Gibson and Brian Williams have something in common besides their jobs: Each has lost loved ones to cancer - which gives them something in common with nearly everybody. The evening news anchors are planning to join dozens of A-list entertainers and sports figures on "Stand Up to Cancer," a live, one- hour special being simulcast at 8 p.m. Friday on ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as cable's E! Entertainment channel. Besides seeking...

2008-08-25 15:00:38

The Democratic National Convention will attract about 15,000 members of the media, all working to document the historic event. Here's a guide to watching those who will be watching Denver: Network news Major talent from the three major commercial networks, public television and three cable news outlets will work the DNC. NBC will feature such names as Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw and Andrea Mitchell appearing on studio-oriented news programs. They will occasionally join MSNBC's Keith...

2008-08-25 06:00:40

By Bruce Schwartz For the past two weeks, NBC was the only Games in town. But the next two weeks bring a game all the networks can play: politics. The Democrats gather today in Denver; the Republicans, next week in St. Paul. And each news organization will use all the tools and platforms at its disposal -- from Web to mobile reports, to radio and digital TV channels, to live blogs and Twitters -- to reach an audience. But in terms of TV air time, coverage is the same as it has been:...

2008-08-19 09:00:45

By DAVID BAUDER By David Bauder The Associated Press NEW YORK As the red light switched off and her program went into a commercial, Laura Ingraham's face dissolved from a smile into a frown - then, a look of pure disgust. In a nine-minute video clip of on-set behavior at Fox News Channel, Ingraham radiates hate at everyone around her. There's a word misspelled on her teleprompter, her script makes no sense, a stranger hanging around annoys her, a producer is talking too loudly in...

2008-08-04 03:00:32

By Dan Gross, Philadelphia Daily News Aug. 4--CHARLES BARKLEY needs to shed some pounds, so he's taken up boxing as his exercise of choice. The soon-to-be not-so-Round Mound of Rebound has been training at Joltin' Jabs (4313 Main) in Manayunk. Barkley told us that he'd read that "Joltin' " Joey DeMalavez had recently trained NBC 10's Vai Sikahema for what turned out to be his first-round knockout of Jose Canseco. "My doctor told me I was a Happy Meal away from diabetes," Barkley told...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.