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2006-06-15 17:12:32

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dan Rather, once one of the most powerful men in U.S. television news, says he is preparing to leave the CBS network after more than four decades as an anchorman and reporter. Rather, whose reputation was tarnished by a reporting scandal last year, said in an interview published on Thursday on trade magazine Television Week's Web site that he was in talks to leave CBS News when his contract expires in November. "Finishing details are being...

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...

2006-06-05 01:09:41

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The executive producer of "Good Morning America" will leave the No. 2 breakfastcast at the end of September, adding another wrinkle to the world of the network morning shows. "GMA" executive producer Ben Sherwood told ABC News president David Westin on Thursday that he wanted to leave the show for family reasons. The past two months have seen "Today" co-host Katie Couric announcing her departure for the CBS evening news (her last day...

2006-05-23 18:49:31

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC morning host Charles Gibson will take over next week as sole anchor of the network's nightly newscast from Elizabeth Vargas, who is leaving the program for good as she nears maternity leave, the network said on Tuesday. The move ended months of speculation about ABC's extended plans for "World News Tonight" and caps a tumultuous chain of events set in motion when anchor Peter Jennings became ill with lung cancer last year and died. Vargas...

2006-04-06 17:55:16

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meredith Vieira, the free-wheeling veteran newswoman on ABC's daytime TV chat show "The View," will replace Katie Couric as co-host of the nation's top morning show, NBC's "Today," the network said on Thursday. Official word of the move came a day after Couric announced she would leave "Today" after 15 years on that show and assume the anchor chair in September on the third-ranked but growing "CBS Evening News." "I'm very honored that NBC has...

2006-04-06 17:51:38

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meredith Vieira, the free-wheeling veteran newswoman on ABC's daytime TV chat show "The View," will replace Katie Couric as co-host of the nation's top morning show, NBC's "Today," the network said on Thursday. Official word of the move came a day after Couric announced she would leave "Today" after 15 years on that show and assume the anchor chair in September on the third-ranked but growing "CBS Evening News." "I'm very honored that NBC has...

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...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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