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2008-03-10 15:00:18

PHILADELPHIA, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fancast (http://www.fancast.com/), Comcast Interactive Media's (CIM) online destination that enables users to watch, manage and find entertainment content wherever it is available, today announced that it has video content from over 100 content providers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080310/NEM120LOGO ) On Fancast, users can not only watch free content from top networks and studios, but also manage their entertainment...

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...

2006-06-20 13:57:17

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Newsman Dan Rather has left CBS News in a bitter departure clouded by a reporting scandal over President George W. Bush's military record, ending 44 years as reporter, anchor and the face of the network. His career spanned highlights of recent U.S. history, from President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination to the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974. Rather said his departure on Tuesday came after "a protracted...

2006-06-20 11:13:38

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Newsman Dan Rather is leaving the CBS network after 44 years as an anchor and reporter with his departure clouded by a reporting scandal over President George W. Bush's military record. His career highlights ranged across the spectrum of recent U.S. history, from the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974. "Of all the famous names associated with CBS News, the...

2006-06-20 01:37:01

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has chosen former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw, producer-director James Burrows, producer Leonard Goldberg, talk-show host Regis Philbin and actor William Shatner for induction into its Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who have made "extraordinary contributions to television" in front of or behind the camera. "This year's inductees have each helped shape our industry...

2006-02-06 09:15:00

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES - It has been one of broadcasting's open secrets: CBS Corp has been wooing "Today Show" cohost Katie Couric to bring her considerable star power and girl-next-door charm to the evening anchor chair. But for many in the industry, that poses a couple of related questions: Will a perky personality like hers save or kill the evening news? And don't viewers really, deep down, demand a deep-voiced authority figure, like say Edward R. Murrow, portrayed in the...

2006-02-06 09:04:09

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It has been one of broadcasting's open secrets: CBS Corp has been wooing "Today Show" co-host Katie Couric to bring her considerable star power and girl-next-door charm to the evening anchor chair. But for many in the industry, that poses a couple of related questions: Will a perky personality like hers save or kill the evening news? And don't viewers really, deep down, demand a deep-voiced authority figure, like say Edward R. Murrow, portrayed...

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...

2005-12-05 19:35:14

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC News on Monday named Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff as co-anchors to replace the late Peter Jennings on the network's "World News Tonight," marking a generational change that allows the network to compete more effectively against top-rated NBC news. ABC, No. 2 in the ratings but with a million fewer viewers than NBC in recent weeks, said the new anchor team will start work on January 3 in a revised co-anchor format that will frequently see Woodruff, 44,...

2005-10-26 11:51:43

By Kenneth Li NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS News on Wednesday named Sean McManus, head of CBS Sports, as its news chief, replacing Andrew Heyward, whose decade-long tenure was marred by controversy over a discredited report on U.S. President George W. Bush. McManus, who has served as CBS Sports president since 1996 and will retain the title, will replace Heyward on November 7. Heyward, who resigned, will stay on until the end of the year. Although McManus lacks the hard-news pedigree of...


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