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 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."