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2006-04-04 19:38:33

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Katie Couric is expected to announce her departure from NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday, paving the way for her to join rival CBS and become the first woman sole anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast, people close to the situation said. The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Tuesday Couric would announce her departure from NBC during a "Today" show broadcast marking her 15th anniversary as co-host of America's No. 1...

2006-04-04 07:31:09

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Intense speculation swept two network news divisions on Monday that Katie Couric, co-host of NBC's top-rated morning show "Today," is about to jump to rival CBS and become its evening news anchor, a move many in the industry see as a gamble. Two people familiar with the situation told Reuters they believed Couric, 49, has reached a tentative deal with CBS that would make her the first woman installed as the sole permanent anchor of a major...

2006-04-03 21:15:37

Please read in 14th paragraph ... narrowed the ratings gap between the two last spring ... instead of ... narrowed the ratings gap between the two earlier this year. By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Intense speculation swept two network news divisions on Monday that Katie Couric, co-host of NBC's top-rated morning show "Today," is about to jump to rival CBS and become its evening news anchor, a move many in the industry see as a gamble. Two people familiar with the situation...

2006-04-03 21:26:48

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Intense speculation swept two network news divisions on Monday that Katie Couric, co-host of NBC's top-rated morning show "Today," is about to jump to rival CBS and become its evening news anchor, a move many in the industry see as a gamble. Two people familiar with the situation told Reuters they believed Couric, 49, has reached a tentative deal with CBS that would make her the first woman installed as the sole permanent anchor of a major...

2006-04-03 20:41:37

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Intense speculation swept two network news divisions on Monday that Katie Couric, co-host of NBC's top-rated morning show "Today," is about to jump to rival CBS and become its evening news anchor, a move many in the industry see as a gamble. Two people familiar with the situation told Reuters they believed Couric, 49, has a tentative deal with CBS that would make her the first woman installed as the sole permanent anchor of a major network...

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...

2006-02-16 01:39:41

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Longtime TV sports reporter Armen Keteyian will follow his boss, Sean McManus, to CBS News. The Emmy-winning Keteyian will become chief investigative correspondent at CBS News beginning March 6. He'll lead a new investigative unit being formed for the "CBS Evening News." Keteyian has spent the past nine years at CBS Sports as a features reporter, hosting Tour de France coverage as well as reporting from the NFL sidelines and courtside...

2006-02-06 09:15:00

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES - It has been one of broadcasting's open secrets: CBS Corp has been wooing "Today Show" cohost Katie Couric to bring her considerable star power and girl-next-door charm to the evening anchor chair. But for many in the industry, that poses a couple of related questions: Will a perky personality like hers save or kill the evening news? And don't viewers really, deep down, demand a deep-voiced authority figure, like say Edward R. Murrow, portrayed in the...

2006-02-06 09:04:09

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It has been one of broadcasting's open secrets: CBS Corp has been wooing "Today Show" co-host Katie Couric to bring her considerable star power and girl-next-door charm to the evening anchor chair. But for many in the industry, that poses a couple of related questions: Will a perky personality like hers save or kill the evening news? And don't viewers really, deep down, demand a deep-voiced authority figure, like say Edward R. Murrow, portrayed...

2006-02-01 18:31:24

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS lost its longtime White House reporter to CNN on Wednesday as rival ABC tapped its morning news hosts to fill in for World News Tonight co-anchor Bob Woodruff while he recovers from wounds suffered in a bomb blast in Iraq. Both developments came as CBS and ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co., labor to reshape their news divisions following the departure of mainstays Dan Rather and Peter Jennings from their respective flagship newscasts....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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