April 1, 1990 |
It is a busy day in the global village. George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and South African President F.W. de Klerk are all making front-page news. West Virginia is under a court order to close an overcrowded prison, the Toronto city council is considering a measure to curb the greenhouse effect and Japan is introducing a new bullet train. Around a large conference table in the Atlanta headquarters of Cable News Network, the senior executives and producers of CNN gather at 8 a.m.
September 29, 1994 |
Proving that California's U.S. Senate race is one of the nation's hottest political contests, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Republican challenger Mike Huffington will have a national audience for their first debate after both campaigns accepted an offer Wednesday to appear on the "Larry King Live" program. The meeting is expected to take place next Thursday evening in the program's Washington studios. Officials from the program said, however, they have not confirmed the exact time.
April 17, 2009 |
Ashton Kutcher is poised to single-handedly conquer CNN. On Twitter, anyway. Kutcher, the actor and new-media entrepreneur, was in a near dead heat with the cable news network late Thursday to become operator of the most-followed account on the micro-messaging service. He did so by positioning himself as the ringleader of a frenetic digital circus act whose cast has swollen to include Larry King, video game maker Electronic Arts Inc.
October 21, 2010 |
As NPR weathered a storm of criticism Thursday for its decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams for his comments about Muslims, Fox News moved aggressively to turn the controversy to its advantage by signing Williams to an expanded role at the cable news network. Fox News Chief Executive Roger Ailes handed Williams a new three-year contract Thursday morning, in a deal that amounts to nearly $2 million, a considerable bump up from his previous salary, the Tribune Washington Bureau has learned.
February 25, 2014
CNN and boss Jeff Zucker are having a lousy February. Results from Nielsen show that the viewer-bereft cable news network just suffered through one of its worst months ever, with Erin Burnett's "OutFront" program sinking to the lowest numbers CNN has recorded at 7 p.m. in 22 years. Barely 300,000 total viewers tuned in for Burnett's show. Between 8 and 11 p.m. - prime time - CNN averaged just 399,000 total viewers - a 39% plunge compared with the same month last year, when Zucker had just started the job. Since 1991, CNN has performed worse only twice before (in April 2012 and last November)
February 12, 1991 |
The Headline News service of Cable News Network briefly went black Monday as more than 2,500 people were evacuated in a bomb threat at the CNN complex. Bill Shaw, head of security, said it was not CNN's first bomb threat since the Gulf War began, but it was the first "we took seriously."