September 13, 1996 |
NBC, which led the field in the nighttime Emmy Awards last Sunday with 20, came back Wednesday night to tie ABC for top honors in the Emmys for news and documentary programming. Each network won 10, with eight of NBC's going to "Dateline NBC."
January 27, 1991 |
In the past, TV anchors stayed close to home, never straying far from theirfamiliar anchor chair and trusty TelePrompTer. But as network news struggles tomaintain a foothold in the competitive TV marketplace, more and more news peopleare spreading their wings to host news, information and talk shows. The latest entrant is Faith Daniels, news anchor on NBC's "Today," who on Mondayat 11:30 a.m. begins moonlighting as host of "A Closer Look," which replaces theinterracial soap opera "Generations."
May 10, 2007 |
IWAS SITTING on a plane Tuesday, flipping through the channels on my seatback TV: makeover show, makeover show, home decorating tips, CNN breaking news story on a fire, Maria Bartiromo has great hair. Wait a minute. Gee, that CNN shot looked familiar. I flipped back. It was my neighborhood. No, it was right above my house. My family lives in the hills that back up to Griffith Park. Even in these reality-TV-saturated days, no one wants to be featured in a breaking news story.
December 4, 1995 |
In his article "Crime News, Without Context, Equals Bias" (Op-Ed, Oct. 31), columnist Tom Plate talked about the overemphasis of violent crime on local television news. He discussed how this overplay distorted the level and importance of crime in society and reinforced racial stereotyping of criminals. In another article in the November issue of the Atlantic Monthly, a book reviewer noted that urban crime is "milked for blood and profit every night on the 11 o'clock news."
July 23, 1996 |
TELEVISION And the Nominees Are: Although it fared poorly in last week's prime-time Emmy nominations, trailing behind NBC, CBS and cable's HBO, ABC came out on top in the 17th annual News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations announced Monday, capturing 29 nods--the most of any network. ABC was followed by PBS with 27 nominations, NBC with 20 and CBS with 19.
September 21, 2007
Whatever its legal merits, Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS -- in which he says he wasn't clued-in on the details of a 2004 report he narrated about George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard record -- dispels the myth of the omniscient news anchor. Who knew, when Rather was giving "60 Minutes II" viewers the straight scoop on questions about Bush's service, that he was relying on the assurances of his production team as to the authenticity of damaging documents?