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2006-08-29 21:48:56

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC and its networks will provide a full-court press of coverage on the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, calling on current NBC News journalists as well as former anchor Tom Brokaw and former "Today" co-host Jane Pauley. "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer will broadcast live from the site of the World Trade Center and will be joined by Brokaw, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, survivors of the attacks and emergency...

2006-08-28 21:46:31

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a high-profile interview coinciding with her debut as CBS Evening News anchor next week, Katie Couric will sit down with President George W. Bush to discuss homeland security for an upcoming special, the network said on Monday The CBS News special on the aftermath of September 11, titled "Five Years Later: How Safe Are We?," will air next Wednesday with reports examining the continuing threat of future attacks, the nation's state of readiness and how...

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...

2006-08-15 00:03:27

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Soon-to-be "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric said on Monday that she has been tempted to go on the air in the month that she's been at the network but instead is taking the longer view and preparing for her September 5 debut. Couric started at CBS News in July and hasn't appeared on the air since her final "Today" telecast on NBC at the end of May. But she's hardly been taking the time off: She's been working with CBS News...

2006-07-30 21:07:31

By Paul Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - With last week's hiring of producers Jim Murphy and Tom Cibrowski to lead ABC's "Good Morning America," the final moves have been made in what has turned out to be anything but the dog days of summer for the news biz. The latest round of the seismic shifts in TV news began in April, when Katie Couric announced she would leave NBC's "Today" to make history as anchor of the "CBS Evening News." It's a decision that has sent shock waves...

2006-07-18 14:33:12

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Fox Television Stations group plans to launch a national weekday morning show on its owned-and-operated affiliates next year, going up against the last hour NBC's "Today" show in some East Coast markets. The show, to be produced by sister studio Twentieth Television, will air live from New York featuring entertainment and general-interest programming hosted by Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy of cable TV's Fox News Channel program "DaySide." The unnamed show is...

2006-07-18 11:35:14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fox Television Stations and Twentieth Television on Tuesday said they plan to launch a national morning show on its owned-and-operated stations by January 2007 to compete against the top three U.S. TV networks. The show will be broadcast live from New York and feature entertainment and general programming and will be hosted by Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy of Fox News Channel's "DaySide" program. The unnamed show will air from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in most markets,...

2006-07-07 21:34:09

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Larry King's interview with President Bush and first lady Laura Bush came close but didn't quite beat Fox News Channel's 9 p.m. champ, "Hannity & Colmes." "Larry King Live" averaged 1.48 million viewers Thursday, including 370,000 in the adults 25-54 demographic, according to data released Friday by Nielsen Media Research. But it wasn't enough in either measure to beat "Hannity & Colmes," which averaged 1.54 million viewers...

2006-06-30 00:21:38

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - It wasn't the 8 million-plus viewers who said goodbye to Katie Couric on "Today," but Charles Gibson got his own Nielsen-winning sendoff with Wednesday's farewell on "Good Morning America." Wednesday's "GMA" averaged 5.6 million viewers and a 2.1 rating/17 share in the adults 25-54 demographic, according to preliminary data released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. That was ahead of the usual No. 1 show, "Today," which averaged 5.1...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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