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2008-07-20 15:00:24

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric says she doesn't intend to part ways with the U.S. network despite reports of her ratings struggles. Couric said while CBS' evening broadcast has fallen behind its counterparts at NBC and ABC, she does not plan on leaving the media group in the near future, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. I have no plans to leave any time soon. I'm very committed to the people here and the product, Couric said Friday. CBS News President Sean McManus echoed...

2008-07-19 12:00:31

By Tom Maurstad, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 19--BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- In a case where quantity trumps quality, CBS has, at least in one way, already won the fall season race before it has even started by managing to muster one. At a press tour where the standard post-strike approach taken by most of its competitors has been to introduce a couple of new shows and talk about what an exciting opportunity it is to reintroduce last fall's shows again, CBS is debuting four shows -- two...

2008-07-17 12:00:48

John Seigenthaler, the award-winning network television anchor whose career in journalism spans a quarter-century, has joined Seigenthaler Public Relations, Inc. (SPR) as partner and CEO of SPR New York. Prior to joining the company, John Seigenthaler was anchor of the top-rated NBC Nightly News Weekend Edition from 1999 to 2007, as well as special correspondent for NBC News, an anchor on MSNBC, and substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, Dateline NBC, TODAY, and Meet the Press....

2008-07-10 09:00:50

By DAVID BAUDER By David Bauder The Associated Press NEW YORK YOU WOULDN'T necessarily know it from last week, but Nielsen Media Research says TV viewership is on the rise. The company said Tuesday that the average American watched 127 1/ 4 hours of television in May, or the equivalent of more than five full days. That's up from 121 hours and 48 minutes in May 2007. The typical person also spent 26 1/2 hours using the Internet in May, up from 24 hours, 16 minutes the year before,...

2008-07-03 09:00:50

Former NFL standout-turned-announcer Tiki Barber didn't have a lot of Fourth of July family traditions when he was growing up in Virginia. Neither did "Today" national correspondent Natalie Morales. They have one now. Morales and Barber, "Today" correspondent and "Football Night in America" studio analyst, return this year as hosts of the "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular" at 9 p.m. Friday on NBC. The salute to the patriotic holiday is just one of several programs with a Fourth...

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2008-07-02 09:00:00

NEW YORK -- Phil Griffin, the NBC News executive who oversees MSNBC, is a coiled mass of energy who needs little provocation to do battle. Now he's got something to fight for. MSNBC is a player in the cable news competition in a way it hasn't been before. The surge in viewership created by the presidential campaign has benefited MSNBC more than Fox News Channel or CNN, and Griffin is pushing to consolidate those gains. Round-the-clock political talk is planned for the Democratic and...

2008-06-27 15:02:35

NBC has confirmed it settled a lawsuit brought by the family of a Texas man who shot himself in the head when confronted by To Catch a Predator cameras. The family of Louis W. Conradt Jr. sued NBC for $105 million, but the TV network declined to say how much it paid Conradt's survivors in a settlement made before the trial started, The New York Times said. The hidden-camera Predator program is part of the Dateline NBC newsmagazine series. The matter has been amicably resolved to the...

2008-06-27 00:01:08

Two Winners Will Be Selected to Attend the 2008 Republican and Democratic Conventions Live from Minnesota and Colorado MySpace Nicole Bilodeau, 310-969-7059 nbilodeau@myspace.com or NBC News Jeremy Gaines, 212-664-5133 jeremy.gaines@msnbc.com or msnbc.com Gina Stikes, 212-664-7403 gina.stikes@msnbc.com MySpace, the world's most popular social network, together with NBC News and msnbc.com, two of the most globally-respected names in news, today announced the Decision...

2008-06-26 06:02:28

MySpace, the world's most popular social network, together with NBC News and msnbc.com, two of the most globally-respected names in news, today announced the Decision '08 Convention contest. Decision '08 (http://myspace.com/decision08) is available to more than 117 million active MySpace users worldwide and is an essential component of MySpace's IMPACT Channel, the site's popular hub for civic and social engagement. The contest invites MySpace users over the age of 18 to submit short...

2008-06-24 15:02:45

I was looking out on Chesapeake Bay, sipping a chilled white wine and nibbling a pear plucked from a tree outside my window when I heard that Tim Russert was dead. I didn't know him, but like everyone else who follows politics, I recognized him as a media hero for our time. Media heroes - reporters and pundits - are omnipresent if not omniscient in our lives. It was not always so. Once, poets were society's heroes, swains who sang sweet songs about love and life reflecting on questions of...