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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...

2008-10-01 06:00:36

By Gary Levin Premiere-week highlights: *Monday. New CBS sitcom Worst Week opens to a good 10.9million viewers but trails last year's Rules of Engagement, despite a stronger Two and a Half Men lead-in. Heroes (10.1 million) is down 28% from last fall's opener. *Tuesday. CBS scores a big 15.6 million for new drama The Mentalist, helped by NCIS' strong return (18 million). ABC reality show Opportunity Knocks was knocked out with 6.6 million. *Wednesday. President Bush drew 52.7...

2008-09-01 09:00:17

By MATEA GOLD By Matea Gold and James Rainey Los Angeles Times ST. PAUL, Minn. The television networks and national cable news outlets Sunday shifted their top talent and reporters from the Republican National Convention here to the Gulf region to prepare for Hurricane Gustav's landfall. That means John McCain and his campaign will not receive the uninterrupted attention that Barack Obama did during last week's Democratic National Convention. News executives - much like the...

2008-08-25 06:00:40

By Bruce Schwartz For the past two weeks, NBC was the only Games in town. But the next two weeks bring a game all the networks can play: politics. The Democrats gather today in Denver; the Republicans, next week in St. Paul. And each news organization will use all the tools and platforms at its disposal -- from Web to mobile reports, to radio and digital TV channels, to live blogs and Twitters -- to reach an audience. But in terms of TV air time, coverage is the same as it has been:...

2008-08-19 09:00:45

By DAVID BAUDER By David Bauder The Associated Press NEW YORK As the red light switched off and her program went into a commercial, Laura Ingraham's face dissolved from a smile into a frown - then, a look of pure disgust. In a nine-minute video clip of on-set behavior at Fox News Channel, Ingraham radiates hate at everyone around her. There's a word misspelled on her teleprompter, her script makes no sense, a stranger hanging around annoys her, a producer is talking too loudly in...

2008-08-04 03:00:32

By Dan Gross, Philadelphia Daily News Aug. 4--CHARLES BARKLEY needs to shed some pounds, so he's taken up boxing as his exercise of choice. The soon-to-be not-so-Round Mound of Rebound has been training at Joltin' Jabs (4313 Main) in Manayunk. Barkley told us that he'd read that "Joltin' " Joey DeMalavez had recently trained NBC 10's Vai Sikahema for what turned out to be his first-round knockout of Jose Canseco. "My doctor told me I was a Happy Meal away from diabetes," Barkley told...

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...

2008-07-09 06:00:24

By Gary Levin *Drum roll, please. ABC's Wipeout didn't crash in its second week. Tuesday's episode averaged 9.5 million viewers, just a slight dip from last week's impressive 10 million debut. Its companion, I Survived a Japanese Game Show, was less of a survivor; it dropped to 6.3 million from last week's 8 million. *Decliners. Also dropping in their second go-rounds were NBC's Celebrity Family Feud (6.9million Tuesday from 8.8 million last week) and The Baby Borrowers (6.8 million...

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...

2008-07-02 06:00:37

By Gary Levin *Wiped clean. The premiere of ABC's comedy stunt series Wipeout Tuesday scored 10 million viewers, ranking as the summer's biggest premiere among adults ages 18 to 49 and the week's top program in that measure. (Sunday's repeat drew another 5.1 million). Afterward, the opener of I Survived a Japanese Game Show drew 8 million. *You bet. Tuesday's BET Awards (5.8 million) fell from last year's 6.6 million to its smallest audience since 2005. It was No. 2 on cable for the...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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