Latest Tom Brokaw Stories

2005-10-07 00:29:43

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - At a time when the TV news business is looking to reinvent itself, a glimpse of the future might be found weeknights at 7 p.m. ET, when Fox News Channel begins its whirlwind tour through the day's headlines. The frenetically paced "The Fox Report" oftentimes features more than 60 stories in an hour, half a dozen stand-ups and interviews, fast-paced celebrity news and even a goofy animal story or two. And Shepard Smith, the 41-year-old...

2005-09-19 01:06:15

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television's stars paid tribute to the departed news anchors of the major U.S. networks at the Emmy Awards on Sunday and acknowledged the victims of Hurricane Katrina by wearing flowers and trying to raise money for relief efforts. Veteran NBC anchor Tom Brokaw and his CBS counterpart Dan Rather received a standing ovation onstage at the U.S. television industry's top honors as a picture of ABC's Peter Jennings, who died last month from...

2005-09-15 21:16:39

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four years after the Emmy Awards were twice postponed in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina is exerting a far more subtle force on U.S. television's biggest night. The three-hour live CBS broadcast is going on as planned on Sunday from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with no special moment being set aside to contemplate the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. But the show's executive producer, Ken...

2005-08-23 12:57:53

By Paul Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Well before the passing of Peter Jennings two weeks ago, critics questioned the future of the network evening news. There have been doom-and-gloom predictions about the evening news for decades, as far back as 1983. Back then, Walter Cronkite had recently retired, and three middle-aged journalists named Peter Jennings, Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw had just settled into their jobs as the anchors of the Big Three. But today, the questions...

2005-08-08 15:38:04

Please read in paragraph 18 "Dan Rather ended his 24-year career as CBS lead anchor in March" instead of "Dan Rather ended his 24-year career as CBS lead anchor last month." By Cal Mankowski NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peter Jennings, prime-time anchorman for ABC News for more than two decades, has died of lung cancer at his home, the network said. He was 67. The Canadian-born Jennings, host of ABC's "World News Tonight" since 1983, died on Sunday, five months after he announced that he had...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.