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2008-08-19 06:00:39

By Brian Stelter Television networks in the United States are assigning reporters to a new beat this election year: people who do not watch the evening news. With polls showing a rise in primary-season ballots cast by voters under 30, media outlets are out to convert the newly energized voters into viewers. On cable news, CNN promotes a "League of First Time Voters" and the Fox News Channel is covering what it calls the Y Factor with a full-time correspondent. On broadcast, NBC has...

2008-06-24 02:29:47

Coverage of the war in Iraq has been curtailed in 2008 on the three U.S. television networks' evening newscast, a TV consultant reports. With nearly half of 2008 gone, the three newscasts have shown 181 weekday minutes of Iraq coverage, compared with 1,157 minutes for all of 2007, The New York Times reported. Information compiled by television consultant Andrew Tyndall indicates CBS Evening News had the fewest minutes devoted to Iraq -- 51 -- compared with 55 minutes on ABC's World News...

2006-08-31 14:28:07

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Burdened with a reputation for being "perky" and "fluffy," Katie Couric debuts as "CBS Evening News" anchor next week amid network hopes she can stem the tide of younger viewers fleeing to Internet and cable. After 15 years as co-host of NBC's "Today" show, Couric will fill the evening news chair vacated by Dan Rather and once occupied by Walter Cronkite, two of the best-known figures in U.S. television news. Miller Tabak media analyst David...

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...

2006-06-15 18:36:26

(Corrects year of reporting scandal in second paragraph) By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dan Rather, once one of the most powerful men in U.S. television news, says he is preparing to leave the CBS network after more than four decades as an anchorman and reporter. Rather, whose reputation was tarnished by a reporting scandal in 2004, said in an interview published on Thursday on trade magazine Television Week's Web site that he was in talks to leave CBS News when his...

2006-06-15 17:12:32

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dan Rather, once one of the most powerful men in U.S. television news, says he is preparing to leave the CBS network after more than four decades as an anchorman and reporter. Rather, whose reputation was tarnished by a reporting scandal last year, said in an interview published on Thursday on trade magazine Television Week's Web site that he was in talks to leave CBS News when his contract expires in November. "Finishing details are being...

2006-05-23 14:51:39

Please read in fourth paragraph ... Gibson, 63, ... instead of Gibson, 53, ... (correcting age) A corrected repetition follows: By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC morning host Charles Gibson will take over next week as anchor of the network's flagship newscast from Elizabeth Vargas, who is leaving the broadcast for good as she nears maternity leave, the network said on Tuesday. The latest personnel shuffle at ABC News, coming months after co-anchor Bob Woodruff was gravely...

2006-02-01 14:07:58

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran CBS News White House reporter John Roberts, once considered a front-runner to replace longtime anchor Dan Rather, is leaving the network to join CNN, the cable news outlet said on Wednesday. Roberts, 49, who began his CBS tenure in 1992 as co-anchor of that broadcaster's morning news program, will begin his new assignment as CNN senior national correspondent on February 20, the Time Warner Inc.-owned network said. His move to CNN comes after a stint of...

2006-01-30 12:58:05

BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. television news anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt arrived in Germany for further treatment on Monday at a U.S. military hospital after being injured in a roadside blast in Iraq. Marie Shaw, a spokeswoman at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in western Germany, said the two from ABC News arrived at 8:30 a.m. (0730 GMT). She said doctors reported "good signs of early reaction and slow improvement." Speaking to Reuters Television after a 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,...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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