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2006-08-17 22:19:08

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS said on Thursday it will stream its prime-time news program with Katie Couric live on the Internet simultaneously with the newscast, a first for a major TV network that highlights U.S. broadcasters' rapid expansion on the Web. The Web casts will begin when Couric first sits in the "CBS Evening News" anchor chair on September 5 in a high-profile arrival after leaving her co-host job on NBC's "Today" morning show. Couric takes the post...

2006-08-17 18:04:45

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS said on Thursday it will stream its prime-time news program with Katie Couric live on the Internet simultaneously with the newscast, a first for a major TV network that highlights U.S. broadcasters' rapid expansion on the Web. The Web casts will begin when Couric first sits in the "CBS Evening News" anchor chair on September 5 in a high-profile arrival after leaving her co-host job on NBC's "Today" morning show. Couric takes the post...

2006-07-19 20:04:26

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC sent its anchor back to New York Wednesday after several days in the Middle East and NBC was apparently leaning that way, although both networks were continuing with their expanded reporting presence in the region. The Mideast crisis, now in its eighth day, has engaged high-profile journalists like NBC's Brian Williams, ABC's Charles Gibson, CNN's Anderson Cooper and Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith. NBC and ABC decided late last...

2006-07-19 20:06:37

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - ABC sent its anchor back to New York Wednesday after several days in the Middle East and NBC was apparently leaning that way, although both networks were continuing with their expanded reporting presence in the region. The Mideast crisis, now in its eighth day, has engaged high-profile journalists like NBC's Brian Williams, ABC's Charles Gibson, CNN's Anderson Cooper and Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith. NBC and ABC decided late last...

2006-07-18 18:11:37

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - After more than a year with the pioneering "Daily Nightly" blog, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams is expanding to a video blog that will give a quick glimpse at the day's top stories by mid-morning. "The Early Nightly" went live earlier this week on http://www.MSNBC.com as a one- to two-minute video blog recorded by Williams after the 9:30 a.m. ET morning meeting held by members of the "NBC Nightly News" staff. "It's an...

2006-07-18 18:10:00

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - After more than a year with the pioneering "Daily Nightly" blog, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams is expanding to a video blog that will give a quick glimpse at the day's top stories by mid-morning. "The Early Nightly" went live earlier this week on http://www.MSNBC.com as a one- to two-minute video blog recorded by Williams after the 9:30 a.m. ET morning meeting held by members of the "NBC Nightly News" staff. "It's an electronic...

2006-06-29 02:06:20

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC News will dramatically expand its investigative unit in the latest of a wave of changes since Steve Capus ascended to the presidency of the news division. NBC News said Wednesday that the news division will double the number of producers working in the Investigative Reporting Unit. The unit's senior investigative correspondent is Lisa Myers, but other NBC News correspondents will work with the unit, too. The number of producers...

2006-05-23 18:49:31

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC morning host Charles Gibson will take over next week as sole anchor of the network's nightly newscast from Elizabeth Vargas, who is leaving the program for good as she nears maternity leave, the network said on Tuesday. The move ended months of speculation about ABC's extended plans for "World News Tonight" and caps a tumultuous chain of events set in motion when anchor Peter Jennings became ill with lung cancer last year and died. Vargas...

2006-04-05 20:29:36

By Steve Gorman and Michele Gershberg LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS News may have hired a media star in Katie Couric, but experts said on Wednesday it will take more than celebrity and a fresh face to revive the once-indispensable network evening newscast. Couric, 49, long the darling of American morning television as co-host of the "Today" show for 15 years, is likely to bring at least a short-term ratings boost to the "CBS Evening News" due mostly to the tremendous buzz...

2006-01-03 00:58:05

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - When the new "World News Tonight" debuts Tuesday, it won't be everything ABC News wants it to be right out of the box. Many parts of the country won't be able to see the first official pairing of co-anchors Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff because of the network's coverage of college football bowl games. Although there is a new graphics package, a new set is a couple of weeks or months away. And it could be a while before "World News...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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