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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...

2006-06-29 04:07:45

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Star Jones Reynolds, co-host of "The View," was barred on Wednesday from the show she helped build into a daytime television fixture a day after catching her colleagues and the network off guard by announcing plans to leave in July. The normally chatty, congenial show turned abruptly frosty as lead host and executive producer Barbara Walters opened the broadcast by saying Reynolds "will no longer be on this program, except for some shows that...

2006-06-28 23:04:32

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Star Jones Reynolds, co-host of "The View," was barred on Wednesday from the show she helped build into a daytime television fixture a day after catching her colleagues and the network off guard by announcing plans to leave in July. The normally chatty, congenial show turned abruptly frosty as lead host and executive producer Barbara Walters opened the broadcast by saying Reynolds "will no longer be on this program, except for some shows that...

2006-06-28 17:49:18

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Normally chatty and congenial daytime talk show "The View" turned abruptly colder on Wednesday as lead host Barbara Walters said that co-host Star Jones Reynolds had been barred from the show a day after announcing plans to leave in July. Walters, who on Tuesday clasped hands with Reynolds and wished her well, said the next day she and the ABC network were caught off guard by Reynolds' announcement, and by her remarks to People magazine...

2006-06-27 17:27:57

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The View" co-host Star Jones Reynolds said on Tuesday she is leaving the daytime chat show in July, no doubt disappointing fans who hoped to see sparks fly when Rosie O'Donnell joins the program this fall. But the congenial tone of the on-air announcement, with Jones Reynolds trading warm words with co-cost and executive producer Barbara Walters, glossed over behind-the-scenes friction leading to her widely expected departure. "I feel like I...