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2008-12-18 13:51:00

"Barrage of splash, spectacle, sound, light and the kind of thrill you only get from a cast of thousands... rewrote the record books." -- USA Today on the Opening Ceremony NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In time for the holiday season, NBC will air a primetime special "The Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony: TV Event of the Year" next Saturday, Dec. 27 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT hosted by NBC Sports & Olympics host Bob Costas and "Today" co-host Matt Lauer. Costas and Lauer were...

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2008-12-16 15:58:14

Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Al Roker and Ann Curry have signed on for 2008: Today Looks Back, A Holiday Special, NBC announced in New York Tuesday. The year-end, primetime program, featuring the anchors of the Today morning television show, is set to air Dec. 22 at 8 p.m., the network said. On the special, the four hosts will review the top five news stories, the top five moving moments and the top five people of the past year. The program will also highlight the most unforgettable...

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2008-12-10 15:12:47

Tom Cruise has agreed to be interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today show three years after the two had an on-air row about psychiatry, NBC said Wednesday. The network said the interview with the Hollywood actor is slated to air Monday. More than three years after Tom Cruise's unforgettable interview with Matt Lauer, the three-time Oscar-nominated actor returns to 'Today,' show representatives said in a release. Cruise will talk to Lauer about his latest historical thriller, 'Valkyrie,' and his...

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...

2008-12-07 19:21:06

NBC News announced Sunday that David Gregory has been made the host of the network's Meet the Press program. The 38-year-old chief White House correspondent will take over the program starting next Sunday. The announcement was made by Tom Brokaw, served as temporary host since last June after the death of Tim Russert, the program's longtime moderator. I've thought a lot about what it means to succeed somebody like Tim Russert, Gregory said in an appearance Sunday on Meet the Press. He added,...

2008-11-14 06:00:12

By David Lieberman NEW YORK -- NBC and Fox unveiled on Thursday a local television news-sharing plan that promises to reduce the number of reporters, trucks and helicopters assigned to cover major events -- and could grow into a nationwide effort to slash one of the biggest costs for most TV stations. Following a test that began in May, the stations owned by NBC and Fox in Philadelphia will formalize in January an arrangement that turns some of their camera crews over to a jointly run...

2008-11-07 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Retirement Living TV (RLTV) the first network dedicated to adults 50+ and NBC News announced today a co-production of Daily Cafe, a one-hour live news and current affairs program. Scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, November 11 from noon - 1 p.m. EST, season three of Daily Cafe offers the best of RLTV and the best of NBC News. The program will be broadcast live from Washington, D.C. and New York, the country's most influential cities, with hosts Fred Grandy...

2008-11-05 06:15:00

By Gary Levin Voters cast their presidential ballots Tuesday, but TV viewers have already weighed in on the fall TV season: The big networks continue to lose viewers, only two new shows are successes, and there's not much excitement among fans. It's all a continuation of a steady trend. Prime-time viewership is up 2% this fall, but fans are going elsewhere for their TV fix. In short, the networks are buffeted by a perfect storm of obstacles. *Last winter's writers' strikeseverely crimped...

2008-10-12 00:00:24

American Media Operations, Inc. announced today the sale of the Weekly World News and related trademarks and copyrights to Bat Boy LLC. Neil McGinness, formerly Vice President of Entertainment of IMG Media, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Weekly World News. McGinness has an extensive media brand background spanning more than 15 years working with classic entertainment brands. Previously McGinness was Vice President of Marketing for Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By David Bauder NEW YORK - After two years of stories about bad ratings and an uncertain future, Katie Couric is back to making news the old- fashioned way - with her work. The "CBS Evening News" anchor is on an impressive run of interviews, including a "vice presidential questions" segment in which she will ask Sarah Palin and Joe Biden about abortion and the separation between church and state on the show today and Thursday. This comes after getting John McCain to come by her studio...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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