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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...

2009-12-03 14:22:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS 2 Chicago announced today that it will launch Monsters and Money in the Morning, an innovative new local weekday 5- 7 a.m. show, beginning February 1, 2010. The morning talk show will feature an ensemble of veteran Chicago broadcasters and a mix of candid discussion of local sports topics, regional business issues and personal money management, as well as news headlines, weather and traffic. (Photo:...

2008-11-03 12:00:16

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meredith Corporation announced today that it has licensed Better, its daily lifestyle television show, to stations in San Francisco, Cleveland, and Denver. The deals will increase Better's viewership to approximately 30 percent of U.S. households, remarkable growth for a show launched last fall. "The ratings for Better are stronger than many daytime syndicated shows and it offers an opportunity to generate local product integration...

2008-10-02 21:00:14

By Medianotes/Bill Mann While watching Channel 7's "The View From The Bay" the other afternoon (waiting for "Oprah" to come on next), I kept remembering a phrase from the National Lampoon I swiped for my humor book about Canada: "The bland leading the bland." Every Canadian kitchen, the NatLamp also said, has an appliance - - called a blander. (And if you've ever eaten Canadian "cuisine," as I did for years in Montreal, you know how true this is). "View" comes from the blander. Co-hosts...

2008-09-26 21:00:21

By BAY AREA NEWS GROUP Here are the top prime-time shows for Sept. 15-21. Listings include the week's ranking, with season-to-date rankings in parentheses. An "X" in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation. 1. (7) "Sunday Night Football," Dallas vs. Green Bay, NBC, 22.2 million viewers. 2. (9) "House," Fox, 14.7. 3. (20) "60 Minutes," CBS, 14.5. 4. (30) "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff," NBC, 14. 5. "Fringe," Fox, 13.2. 6. (X) Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 12.3. 7....

2008-09-25 21:00:25

By Bill Mann While watching Channel 7's "The View From The Bay" the other afternoon (waiting for Oprah to come on next), I kept remembering a phrase from the National Lampoon I swiped for my humor book about Canada: "The bland leading the bland." Every Canadian kitchen, the NatLamp also said, has an appliance - - called a blander. (And if you've ever eaten Canadian "cuisine," as I did for years in Montreal, you know how true this is). "View" comes from the blander. Co-hosts Spencer...

2008-09-19 15:00:33

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In a time when media is morphing into realms unimaginable even five years ago, professionalism and journalistic integrity is ever more important. On Saturday, October 4 in San Francisco, those timeless traits will be honored when seven TV veterans representing more than 225 years of experience are honored by NATAS (The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) San Francisco / Northern California Chapter (http://www.emmysf.tv/) for significant...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.