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8 items from 2016


Jane Pauley Will Succeed Charles Osgood as ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Anchor

25 September 2016 7:26 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nearly 30 years after she left NBC’s “Today,” Jane Pauley will return to a morning news anchor slot as the successor to Charles Osgood on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Pauley has been a contributor to the show since 2014. “CBS Sunday Morning” typically airs long-form feature reporting in a signature style, a mix of lifestyle and personality features as well as in-depth takes on cultural trends and innovations in medicine, business and science. The show was created for CBS News by Robert Northshield and host Charles Kuralt in 1979. Charles Osgood, who has anchored the program since 1994, said on the Aug. 28 broadcast that he intended to step down as anchor after 22 years.

Pauley is set to formally take over anchor duties on the Oct. 9 broadcast. She will be only the third anchor of the show to date.

Pauley has been cited in CBS News circles as a potential replacement for Osgood, 83, since word surfaced in January that he and CBS »

- Brian Steinberg

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Scott Pelley, John Dickerson To Lead CBS News Debate Coverage

22 September 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley and the network’s Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson will lead CBS News’ live coverage of Monday’s first presidential debate, 9-11 Pm Et.  CBS News correspondents Nancy Cordes and Major Garrett will provide original reporting on the network's primetime debate coverage, post-debate analysis on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including Cbsn, CBS News' 24/7 streaming news service. CBS News contributor Bob Schieffer, who… »

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Drone Strike: TV-News Outlets Gear Up With New Eyes in the Sky

22 September 2016 12:12 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Steve Harrigan was on the ground in Homosassa, Florida earlier this month to try to show Fox News viewers the extent of flooding damage caused by the hurricane known as Hermine. The best view of the havoc, however, really came from the air.

Fox News Channel used a drone – sometimes known in tech-junkie jargon as an “unmanned aerial system” – to get a bird’s-eye gaze of the rising waters. And the 21st Century Fox-owned news outlet isn’t alone. ABC News has tapped drones to help “Good Morning America” anchors like Ginger Zee and Amy Robach show off hidden Vietnamese caves and rare animals in Tanzania. CNN has already launched a new unit, called CNN Air, devoted to drone-captured footage. NBC News has utilized the flying devices to show viewers everything from the effects of earthquakes in Italy to floods in Louisiana, said Janelle Rodriguez, senior vice president of editorial for NBC News.

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- Brian Steinberg

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Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Headline Summer Election Special (Video)

26 July 2016 11:47 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hulu and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog are at it again with a new political special, “Triumph’s Summer Election Special 2016,” where Conan O’Brien‘s puppet sidekick will take on the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The one-hour special, a follow-up to February’s “Triumph’s Election Special 2016,” will become available to subscribers on Aug. 11. In the first clip released from the new Triumph special, the cigar-chomping Rottweiler puppet is seen joking around with veteran journalist and “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer. Also Read: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Talks Politics With College Kids (Video) After laughing together »

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Martha Raddatz Named Co-Anchor of ABC’s ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’

22 January 2016 7:47 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC News has formally named longtime correspondent Martha Raddatz as co-anchor of its Sunday morning program “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

Raddatz, ABC’s chief global affairs correspondent, has alternated in the “This Week” anchor chair with Stephanopoulos and has been a regular contributor to the public affairs program.

“Over the past several years the show has risen to great new heights with George, our chief anchor, at the helm, and with Martha playing a key role in anchoring and reporting for the program from Washington and from around the globe,” ABC News president James Goldston wrote in a memo to staffers announcing Raddatz’ appointment.

The personnel maneuvers take place after Stephanopoulos has taken on many more duties at ABC News. He is a co-host on morning show “Good Morning America” and also the news unit’s chief anchor, tasked with taking the desk when stories of national or global importance break. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Charles Osgood Preparing To Leave ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

15 January 2016 7:16 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For many Sunday-morning TV viewers, Charles Osgood has become a habit so ingrained that missing his “CBS Sunday Morning” would be like forgoing eggs and coffee. At some point in the not-too-distant future, however, the ritual of watching the veteran may come to a close.

CBS News and Osgood have begun discussing when he might leave the show, according to a person familiar with the situation. There is no set date when the newsman might step down, this person cautioned, though he is scheduled to be absent from the program for a few weeks due to knee surgery. Osgood’s negotiations were previously reported by the New York Daily News.

CBS declined to make executives available for comment.

Among the pool of potential successors would be Jane Pauley, the former “Today” anchor who joined the Sunday program as a contributor in 2014. No one has been signed as a new host of the program, »

- Brian Steinberg

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TVLine Items: NBC Re-Ups Meyers, Jonah Hex on CW's Legends and More

13 January 2016 10:58 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Seth Meyers will remain behind the Late Night desk for years to come.

NBC announced Wednesday that Meyers’ talk show contract has been extended through February 2021.

VideosThe Best of Late Night 2015: Thrones Dinner Party, Bayside Reunion, Marty and Doc’s Future Shock and More

“As a writer, performer and host, Seth has a rich history at NBC and we are thrilled that he’ll be at the helm of Late Night for many more years,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “His knowledge of both current events and pop culture is unparalleled and he brings »

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Bob Schieffer Returning To CBS News To Contribute Political Commentary

13 January 2016 9:29 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

So much for retirement. Bob Schieffer is returning to CBS News as an occasional contributor throughout the political  election cycle, division president David Rhodes announced one day after coming to TCA. Schieffer stepped away as CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent and anchor of it Sunday Beltway show Face the Nation in June 2015 after a 24-year run. But retirement did not take. In his new assignment, he  will appear across CBS News programs throughout the 2017… »

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