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Meredith Vieira stepped into the daytime fray with her own talk show on Monday. Ever since Oprah Winfrey left to form Own, daytime has chewed up and spit out most of those who tried to claim the space: Katie Couric, Bethenny Frankel and Kris Jenner among them. Why this show? See video: Matt Lauer Celebrates 56th Birthday With Bryant Gumbel, Jane Pauley, Meredith Vieira “I missed you. I did,” she said in response to the question. “Daytime television has this unique ability to reach people on a personal level… It's a privilege and I don't take it for granted.” Joined by her husband, »
- Jethro Nededog
Syndicators seem determined to provide full employment for former “Today” show hosts, undaunted by Jane Pauley and Katie Couric’s experiences. “The Meredith Vieira Show” completes the hat trick, and if her willingness to bare her personal life and play along with almost anything is a guide, she might be more temperamentally suited to the gig than those predecessors. Vieira’s premiere was all over the place, from introducing her family to singing karaoke to a heart-tugging segment on young girls with cerebral palsy doing ballet. Daytime TV is a marathon, but Vieira would appear to have a fighting chance of bucking high talk-mortality rates.
Between all the time on “Today” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?,” Vieira didn’t require an introduction to much of her would-be audience, but she dutifully went through one nevertheless, describing her decision to return as being because “I missed you,” and her »
- Brian Lowry
This August, NBC and CBS News are trying to forget their Julys. Last month, “Nightly News” and “Evening News” both had their lowest sweep period in the key 25-54 news demo since electronic records began in 1991. Also read: Jane Pauley to Fill In on CBS Morning News Shows in August All numbers below are per “most current” data from Nielsen. ABC's “World News With Diane Sawyer” took the July sweep and was the only one of the three to rise in the demo. Coupled with a May sweep victory, this marks the first time in seven years that ABC's evening newscast won consecutive. »
- Tony Maglio
Jane Pauley will spend much of August in familiar territory: morning television. The former longtime “Today” show host will have a run on CBS’ morning news shows in August. See video: Matt Lauer Celebrates 56th Birthday With Bryant Gumbel, Jane Pauley, Meredith Vieira Pauley's guest run will begin on Aug. 10, filling in for a vacationing Charles Osgood on “CBS News Sunday Morning.” The next day, she'll take up a week-long stint on “CBS This Morning,” filling in for Gayle King during her vacation. Pauley, who co-hosted NBC morning show “Today” from 1976 to 1989, signed on in April as an occasional contributor. »
- Tim Kenneally
Jane Pauley laughs that she is still feeling “the new-girl glow” as a contributor “CBS Sunday Morning,” her first gig with the network in nearly 40 years — she started her career at a CBS affiliate in Indianapolis. It happened, appropriately enough, thanks to her new book, “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life” (Simon & Schuster), about baby boomers starting new ventures in their lives.
Who approached whom?
When I was on my book tour in January, I got a call from “CBS Sunday Morning” and they wanted to do a profile. I guess that’s when the seed was planted. There wasn’t a TV program on the air that would have been a better fit for me.
What’s been the biggest surprise?
Sitting with Rand (Morrison, the show’s exec producer), I defied my own expectations. I realized I didn’t want to be the boss »
- Tim Gray
Matt Lauer has extended his contract with NBC and will retain his post as anchor of Today on NBC for an unknown number of years.
Matt Lauer Will Remain On Today
Lauer has been an anchor on Today since 1997 – the longest-running anchor in Today show history – and with his contract up in a few months, many were speculating that the newsman might be leaving his post. In April of 2012, Today lost their place at the top of the ratings when their 16-year streak of top weekly ratings was brought to an abrupt end by Good Morning America. The hiccup in the ratings paired with former co-anchor Ann Curry’s abrupt departure caused many to speculate that NBC might try to revamp the program by bringing in a new anchor to replace Lauer, but it seems all was well.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with Matt’s decision. As I’ve said many times before, »
Updated: Jane Pauley is taking the last spot on Hillary Clinton’s dance card, on June 15; she’ll interview Clinton on CBS Sunday Morning — about her new book, Hard Choices, the network said this afternoon. Previous, 8;02 Am: Hillary Clinton‘s “book-promo” dance card is rapidly filling up, as the media is noticing. CNN reported this morning Clinton will participate in a “town hall” meeting, on June 17, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., moderated by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, during which Clinton will take questions from the public. Yes, it’s the same day Clinton’s scheduled to undergo a joint interview with Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren, spanning the two anchors’ respective programs, starting on Special Report at about 6:45 Pm Et and wrapping with On The Record at about 7:15 Pm. CNN’s Newseum event will bookend that Fnc appearance — telecast at 5 Pm and repeated at 9 Pm. »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
Barbara Walters’ last day on The View was a ratings bonanza: The star-studded show that featured appearances from Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey averaged 5.2 million viewers — the show’s fourth-ranked broadcast of all time, Nielsen says.
It was also the most-watched telecast in over a year and a half among women 18-49 (818,000) and women 25-54 (1 million).
Thursday’s telecast averaged 4.2 million and featured 11current and former View co-hosts for the first time on stage together.
- Lynette Rice
Not only did Oprah surprise Barbara Walters for the host's final day on The View, but so did Hillary Clinton and a crew of women Walters called her "proud legacy," including: Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Jane Pauley, Joan Lunden, Connie Chung, Elizabeth Vargas, Robin Roberts, Amy Robach, Juju Chang, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Tamron Hall, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Maria Shriver, Mika Brzezinski, Paula Zahn, Gayle King, and Lisa Ling. This was on top of yesterday's View host reunion and the star-studded send-off Walters received the other night. Babs, turns out we're not the only ones who will miss you. »
- Lindsey Weber
Oprah Winfrey didn't show up solo for Barbara Walters' last day on "The View" ... she brought nearly every newswoman on the planet with her ... to celebrate Babwa's retirement.It was a fitting sendoff for the woman who paved the way for all women in news. The list -- which is uber long -- includes Jane Pauley, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Connie Chung, Robin Roberts, Maria Shriver, Kathie Lee Gifford ... you get the idea. Walters »
- TMZ Staff
After taping a reunion with current and former co-hosts of The View (welcome back, Star Jones, Rosie O’Donnell and Lisa Ling!) that aired earlier today, Walters, 84, rejoined current hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd for one last lovefest behind the desk for a final show that’ll run Friday. Dressed in a white jacket and black skirt, Walters walked on stage for one last »
- Lynette Rice
Veteran NBC journalist Jane Pauley is joining CBS News Sunday Morning as a contributor. The network’s chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer made the announcement during his annual Schieffer Symposium on the News at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth on Wednesday evening.
“She is reinventing herself and is coming to work at CBS News,” Schieffer said during the event. “We couldn’t be happier.”
“Bob has been tormenting me »
- Amber Ray
Jane Pauley will be joining CBS News. "She is reinventing herself and is coming to work at CBS News," the network's Bob Schieffer said Wednesday night in Texas. He added that the NBC vet would contribute to CBS Sunday Morning. Photos: 2014's New Broadcast and Cable TV Shows He unveiled the news during his Schieffer Symposium on the News at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Pauley, who spent years at NBC, was on hand for the announcement and joked about how excited she was about joining the network. "I can’t tell you -- my heart is doing strange things.
- Aaron Couch
Former “Today” anchor Jane Pauley has agreed to become a contributor to CBS News’ “Sunday Morning.” The news was disclosed at the start of a panel held as part of an annual symposium held at Texas Christian University’s Schieffer School of Journalism by “Face the Nation” anchor Bob Schieffer.
Pauley may be best known for her 13-year tenure as co-anchor of NBC’s “Today,” where she held a seat from 1976 to 1989 alongside Tom Brokaw and Bryant Gumbel. She has also served as a host of NBC’s “Dateline” and as a daytime talk-show host.
‘We’re really, we’re really really happy to have you,” Schieffer said during the panel, according to a transcript provided by CBS NEws. “And I can’t think of a better place for you to tell a story. Because you’re a great storyteller – and Sunday Morning is one of my favorite, favorite broadcasts. »
- Brian Steinberg
Veteran NBC News journalist and former “Today” anchor Jane Pauley will be joining CBS News as a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning,” Bob Schieffer announced at a symposium at Texas Christian University late Wednesday. Also read: ‘NBC Nightly News’ Posts Big First Quarter as ABC Closes Demo Gap In explaining her decision to join the network, Pauley credited her start at a CBS affiliate in Indiana for her long career at NBC. “NBC has been my home and I valued that loyalty, but CBS is the reason I had a 40 year career at NBC,” Pauley said according to Tcu's live blog of. »
- L.A. Ross
Long before last Tuesday's announcement that he is battling multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that affects the marrow, esteemed NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw broke the distressing news to friends in a rather upbeat way. "He sent out a confidential email in mid-November to a number of people - personalized, of course," Jane Pauley, a close friend and Brokaw's former Today cohost, tells People. After asking about Pauley's husband Garry Trudeau and their kids, Brokaw made light of the news, writing, "Turns out the Brokaw lucky star has a dimmer switch." Says Pauley, "This is not good news, but I »
- Janine Rayford Rubenstein
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