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First TV Anchor Wasn’t Cronkite
2012-10-03 19:04:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While Anchorman 2 is underway in the studios, one researcher set out to assure everyone that neither Walter Cronkite, nor Ron Burgundy, was TV's first anchorman, as it was really a quiz show panelist from 1948. Mike Conway, an associate professor of journalism at Indiana University, found that the first anchorman was John Cameron Swayze, who was a regular on the 1948 quiz show "Who Said That?" Swayze, an experienced print and...

2011-02-08 11:08:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Fager, the Executive Producer of 60 MINUTES, has been promoted to the newly created position of Chairman of CBS News, and David Rhodes, most recently the head of U.S. Television operations for Bloomberg, has been named President of CBS News. The announcement was made today by Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation. In his new role as Chairman of CBS News, Fager will report to Moonves and guide the overall...

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2009-09-30 07:55:57

A New York state appeals court has dismissed Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS, legal records show. Rather, 77, alleged in court papers that the network, his workplace for 44 years, violated their contract with him, limited his air time and ruined his reputation by making him take the fall for an erroneous 2004 story about President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era Texas Air National Guard service. However, the New York Post said a five-judge panel ruled unanimously Tuesday that the...

2009-06-16 08:16:00

Redesign Sponsored by Sprint, BluePhone and Gateway Redesign Makes it Easier Than Ever to Access Breaking News and Video from CBS News New Look and Feel, Plus More Original and Exclusive Content from CBS News, Columnists and Content Partners, Including: WASHINGTON UNPLUGGED Web Series with Bob Schieffer Moving to Daily Format and Introducing 48 HOURS CRIMESIDER Blog from 48 HOURS MYSTERY NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS News today unveiled the next generation of CBSNews.com...

2008-12-05 08:00:00

Companies collaborate on reports for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC and the BusinessWeek franchise Latest collaboration to be broadcast tonight on the CBS EVENING NEWS and is featured in BusinessWeek's December 15th issue NEW YORK, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS News, a leading worldwide news organization, and BusinessWeek, a leading source of global business content, announced today a partnership to collaborate on stories and segments to be broadcast on the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE...

2008-09-03 15:00:17

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Romney Willson, +1-703-683-5004 ext. 118, or Megan Franko, +1-703-683-5004 ext. 148, both for Pajamas Media Pajamas TV Internet Service Created in Response to Eroding Public Confidence in Mainstream Media LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pajamas Media (www.pajamasmedia.com) announced today the creation of Pajamas TV (PJTV), a new Internet-based TV network (www.pjtv.com). The service debuted on Monday with coverage of the Republican...

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...

2006-07-14 07:42:54

NEW YORK -- CBS News for the first time is opening its decades of archives to the public through a deal with online retailers CustomFlix and Amazon.com. The deal initially will offer access to dozens of full-length reports and segments from the "CBS Evening News" and "60 Minutes" that have aired since 2000. But in the future, CBS News will offer footage stretching back to the 1950s. "Up until now it's been closed except to researchers," CBS News senior VP Linda Mason said. "This opens it up...


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.