January 7, 2013 |
The TV newsmagazine "The Insider" was created nearly a decade ago on the premise that viewers couldn't get enough behind-the-scenes looks at television and film stars. That's still true, but these days, celebrity watchers don't need to turn on the TV to get their fix. Fans are awash in Hollywood gossip thanks to social media and the Internet. And in a connected world where reality star Kim Kardashian turned to her own blog to share news of her pregnancy, pop culture no longer waits for an evening TV time slot.
January 8, 2010
CNN shuffles anchors Seeking to bolster its daytime lineup, CNN is making another anchor switch for the new year. The network is giving chief business correspondent Ali Velshi his own daily show from 10 a.m. to noon, a time slot currently anchored by Kyra Phillips, who will take over the 6 to 8 a.m. slot. Heidi Collins, who had been anchoring "CNN Newsroom" during that time, is leaving the network after nearly eight years. Velshi, a veteran financial reporter, already hosts "Your $$$$$," a weekend business round-table shown on the network, as well as "The Ali Velshi Show" on CNN Radio.
October 24, 1987
Capra states that the station has an "embarrassment of riches" in regards to their anchors. In truth what it has is Marlow and an embarrassment of pretty faces. I question the journalistic skills and the knowledge of Los Angeles possessed by any of those pretty faces. JANE WELLS Los Angeles
January 19, 2010
Anchors back from Haiti All three network news anchors returned from Haiti over the weekend and anchored their evening newscasts from New York on Monday evening, a sign that the intense coverage of the earthquake's wreckage is abating. But even though NBC's Brian Williams, ABC's Diane Sawyer and CBS' Katie Couric have left Port-au-Prince, the broadcast and cable news networks still have large contingents in Haiti reporting on the aftermath. ABC, CBS, Fox News and NBC each have half a dozen correspondents and dozens of other producers in the field, a sizable commitment.
September 3, 2012 |
CAIRO - Adorned with delicate makeup, an anchorwoman wearing a head scarf appeared Sunday on Egypt's state television for the first time in its five-decade history. Wearing a cream-colored scarf, Fatma Nabil appeared poised as she read the latest updates on the drafting of Egypt's post-revolution Constitution on the noon news program, followed by a male anchor. Salah Abdel Maksoud, the country's new information minister and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, announced Saturday that a largely unspoken ban on female news presenters wearing traditional Islamic head scarves was being lifted and that more covered female anchors would follow Nabil on state-owned networks.
June 14, 1987 |
The Greek tanker Ethnic, which hit a mine in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, has anchored off Dubai where divers are inspecting a hole in its starboard tanks, shipping sources said Saturday. They said the 274,629-ton tanker, carrying about 210,000 tons of Kuwaiti crude oil, arrived in Dubai on Saturday after anchoring off Ras Tanurah, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday. Divers will check the extent of damage and whether the ship must offload its cargo before sailing for Taiwan, the sources said.