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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.
October 21, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau
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 12, 1991 | Associated Press
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."
November 4, 2013 | By Scott Collins
When he was tapped to run CNN a year ago, Jeff Zucker was supposed to help lift ratings at the 24-hour cable news network. Whoops. CNN last week plunged to its worst numbers since August 2012, months before Zucker, a former NBC boss, was brought aboard to right the ship. How bad was it? CNN last week was a distant No. 3 (385,000) in prime time behind MSNBC (683,000) and Fox News (2.4 million). On the set: movies and TV But here's the worst part: CNN's total audience barely beat Fox News' viewership just in the demographic of viewers aged 25 to 54 (377,000)
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