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2006-08-31 14:28:07

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Burdened with a reputation for being "perky" and "fluffy," Katie Couric debuts as "CBS Evening News" anchor next week amid network hopes she can stem the tide of younger viewers fleeing to Internet and cable. After 15 years as co-host of NBC's "Today" show, Couric will fill the evening news chair vacated by Dan Rather and once occupied by Walter Cronkite, two of the best-known figures in U.S. television news. Miller Tabak media analyst David...

2006-08-31 00:20:00

LOS ANGELES -- The CBS network said on Wednesday that an overzealous employee in its publicity department was responsible for air-brushing about 20 pounds off Katie Couric's figure in a recent promotional photo. A photograph taken at a network event in May, showing Couric standing on stage smiling in a pin-stripped suit, was digitally altered to give the incoming CBS News anchor a trimmer waistline, darker clothing and even a thinner face. An untouched version of the picture originally was...

2006-08-29 20:37:07

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS News veteran Bob Schieffer wraps his 15-month run in the "CBS Evening News" anchor chair on Thursday, paving the way for Katie Couric's debut Tuesday. Schieffer recently spoke about Couric's prospects, his delayed retirement, a big regret, and his budding career as a songwriter. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: HOW DO YOU THINK KATIE'S GOING TO DO WHEN SHE TAKES OVER THE ANCHOR CHAIR NEXT WEEK? Bob Schieffer: Katie's got all the tools. I...

2006-08-28 21:46:31

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a high-profile interview coinciding with her debut as CBS Evening News anchor next week, Katie Couric will sit down with President George W. Bush to discuss homeland security for an upcoming special, the network said on Monday The CBS News special on the aftermath of September 11, titled "Five Years Later: How Safe Are We?," will air next Wednesday with reports examining the continuing threat of future attacks, the nation's state of readiness and how...

2006-08-17 22:19:08

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS said on Thursday it will stream its prime-time news program with Katie Couric live on the Internet simultaneously with the newscast, a first for a major TV network that highlights U.S. broadcasters' rapid expansion on the Web. The Web casts will begin when Couric first sits in the "CBS Evening News" anchor chair on September 5 in a high-profile arrival after leaving her co-host job on NBC's "Today" morning show. Couric takes the post...

2006-08-17 18:04:45

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS said on Thursday it will stream its prime-time news program with Katie Couric live on the Internet simultaneously with the newscast, a first for a major TV network that highlights U.S. broadcasters' rapid expansion on the Web. The Web casts will begin when Couric first sits in the "CBS Evening News" anchor chair on September 5 in a high-profile arrival after leaving her co-host job on NBC's "Today" morning show. Couric takes the post...

2006-08-16 16:19:21

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather will appear on his old network one more time with excerpts from a new interview done for an updated special on his career. "Dan Rather: A Reporter Remembers" will air September 1 on CBS. The special had been announced this summer as part of Rather's departure from the network he called home for 44 years. The 9 p.m. hourlong special will build upon the foundation of a previous retrospective...

2006-08-15 00:03:27

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Soon-to-be "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric said on Monday that she has been tempted to go on the air in the month that she's been at the network but instead is taking the longer view and preparing for her September 5 debut. Couric started at CBS News in July and hasn't appeared on the air since her final "Today" telecast on NBC at the end of May. But she's hardly been taking the time off: She's been working with CBS News...

2006-08-02 07:40:00

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK -- A new study of Americans' media consumption found that nearly half spend at least 30 minutes a day getting their news from TV. That's some of the good news for the so-called mainstream media in a biennial study released by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press. Meanwhile, only 9% of the 3,204 adults surveyed in April spent at least 30 minutes getting their news on the Web. The study said that one-third of U.S. residents get their news online, while only...

2006-07-30 21:07:31

By Paul Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - With last week's hiring of producers Jim Murphy and Tom Cibrowski to lead ABC's "Good Morning America," the final moves have been made in what has turned out to be anything but the dog days of summer for the news biz. The latest round of the seismic shifts in TV news began in April, when Katie Couric announced she would leave NBC's "Today" to make history as anchor of the "CBS Evening News." It's a decision that has sent shock waves...


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