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2008-07-27 18:00:27

By FIONA McINTOSH THE world's highest paid American TV news presenter Katie Couric (left) moans that at 51 years old she's become a victim of sexism. As Katie is paid pounds 7.5million a year, more than double that of her male rival, I'd like to be a victim of that kind of sexism, too. Bring it on, boys. (c) 2008 Sunday Mirror; London. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-26 18:00:23

The two-part U.S. TV documentary Black in America has helped CNN earn high ratings, Nielsen Media Research says. The ratings group said Friday the documentary's two-hour finale Thursday helped the cable network draw an average of 2.6 million viewers, beating out its competition for the time slot, The Hollywood Reporter said. The finale also marked the second-highest ratings for any cable program for the night among viewers ages 25-54. Wednesday's portion of the documentary, which aired...

2008-07-24 09:00:47

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- If I were a betting man, I would have lost money when the folks from CBS News appeared (via satellite) in front of members of the Television Critics Association. I guessed that it would be the third question before Katie Couric's job security came up. My TV critic pals guessed somewhere between second and sixth. We were all wrong. The first question out of a critic's mouth essentially boiled down to, "So, Katie, are you about to...

2008-07-23 21:00:28

By Alan Pergament If you put 200 of the nation's television critics in the same room with media executives and stars, you're bound to have some issues raised. And there was the usual share during the Television Critics Association tour that ended Tuesday. Here is your local critic's list of the Top 10 issues -- some heavy, some light and some unintentionally funny -- from the tour, along with some answers or opinions. Call it a new version of the old ABC program, "Issues and Answers."...

2008-07-21 15:00:41

Who's in and who's out at CBS? Executives of the Tiffany Network aimed to set the record straight on that question at the annual gathering of television critics in Los Angeles on July 18. Katie Couric, the much hyped -- and more recently, much maligned -- anchor of the network's evening news broadcast isn't leaving any time soon, despite rumors to the contrary. But CBS (CBS) made it official that another of its leading lights, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star William Petersen, will be...

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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.