July 26, 2012 |
Nearly eight months after CBS' morning show relaunched with a focus on hard news, co-anchor Erica Hill is out, replaced by CBS News chief White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell. O'Donnell will join co-hosts Charlie Rose and Gayle King on "CBS This Morning" in the fall. Hill, who was a co-anchor of the previous incarnation of CBS' morning program, "The Early Show," is in discussions regarding a new role. "This is a very exciting development for our morning program and for all of CBS News," CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager said in a statement.
June 3, 2012 |
Still hard-working at 80, former CBS News anchor Dan Rather talks about his new memoir, "Rather Outspoken," in which he details new revelations about his ouster from the network after reporting on alleged discrepancies inGeorge W. Bush's military service; he also reviews career highlights and how he landed on his feet. You write extensively about your ouster from CBS News. What have you learned about it that you didn't know when it happened? Quite a lot. This was a major reason I went to a lawsuit, even though I'd been told that the odds were heavily against it. I knew there was a big story about what really happened behind the scenes at CBS. After I left, I hired some investigators out of my own pocket, but without the power of subpoena and the power of discovery, you can only go so far. The chief lobbyist for Viacom, who was seeking favorable legislation for Viacom and the elimination of regulation for Viacom, was giving the news division president instruction on how to please the [Bush]
April 9, 2012 |
The death of CBS News' pit-bull reporter Mike Wallace marks not only the passing of a broadcast lion but in many ways also the brand of journalism he helped to define. Wallace, 93, died late Saturday at a care center in New Canaan, Conn., where he had been staying for the last few years. CBS plans an hourlong tribute to Wallace and his career on "60 Minutes" next Sunday. In announcing his death, CBS lauded the brazen tactics that it said had made Wallace a household name "synonymous with the tough interview -- a style he practically invented for television more than half a century ago. " "All of us at CBS News and particularly at '60 Minutes' owe so much to Mike," Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and a longtime executive producer of "60 Minutes," said in a statement released Sunday.
March 19, 2012 |
From the vintage globe projected behind the anchor desk to the Cronkite-era producers mixing it up at story meetings to the no-frills reports that fill 21 minutes and 16 seconds each weeknight, the "CBS Evening News" has made a determined effort to bring newsy back. A shift that began in the latter months of Katie Couric's five-year run has accelerated and taken on a new fervor in the last nine months since the ascension of Scott Pelley to the anchor's chair. When Pelley took the seat once occupied by Walter Cronkite last June, it represented a return to form at CBS News -- giving perhaps the network's most visible platform not to a celebrity host but to a longtime reporter best known for his work on "60 Minutes" and for dozens of forays to Iraq, Afghanistan and other world hot spots.
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January 14, 2012 |
Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday in a car crash on Long Island, N.Y. He was 74. Threlkeld was driving his 2008 Mini Cooper in Amagansett when he collided with a propane tanker, according to the East Hampton Police Department. He was pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital, not far from his home in East Hampton.
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October 24, 2011
ROBERT C. PIERPOINT CBS News correspondent covered six presidents Robert C. Pierpoint, 86, a CBS News correspondent who covered six presidents, the Korean War, the Kennedy assassination and the Iranian hostage crisis in a career that spanned more than four decades, died Saturday of complications from surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, his family said. The Santa Barbara resident had broken his hip Oct. 12. After making his name covering the Korean War — a role he reprised when he provided his radio voice for the widely watched final episode of "MASH" in 1983 — Pierpoint became a White House correspondent during the Eisenhower administration, a position he would hold through the Carter administration.
August 21, 2011 |
President Obama insisted the U.S. was not in danger of falling into another recession, but acknowledged in a televised interview aired Sunday that his reelection would hinge on the economy. In the interview with CBS News taped last week - after a Gallup poll found that just 26% of respondents approved of the way the president is handling the economy - Obama said: "I'm the president of the United States, and when people aren't happy with what's happening in Washington … I'm going to be impacted just like Congress is. And you know, I completely understand that and we expected that.
July 9, 2011
Harry Smith is joining NBC, the network confirmed Friday, leaving CBS News after a 25-year career there. He is expected to join Brian Williams' upcoming prime-time newsmagazine, according to TVNewser, which also obtained a copy of a memo CBS News President David Rhodes sent to his staff: "Harry Smith has been a fixture here at CBS News for a generation — he joined us in Dallas in 1986 — but today he's decided to move on. " Smith was...
June 19, 2011 |
When my father ran, he looked like he was in bad need of the Tin Man's oil can. He scrunched up his shoulders tightly, pinching the blades together just below the base of his neck and forcing his chin up at a slightly unnatural angle. From behind, this brought much more of his bald spot into view. His upper arms — from shoulders to elbows — stayed glued to his torso. At the bottom of his rib cage, each forearm stiffly jutted up and away from his body at a 45-degree angle. Whenever I picture him running, it's always from behind.
June 7, 2011 |
In a gray suit, blue shirt and red tie, Scott Pelley got right to work as the anchor of the "CBS Evening News" on Monday night, after the five-year run of Katie Couric, whose move back to daytime was officially announced the same day. (She will fill some portion of the hole left by Oprah Winfrey at ABC but also work within the network's news division.) The headline stories cleaved to the solemn and monumental: Pakistan, Iraq, cancer and the D-day anniversary; inside the broadcast, as it were, were pieces on the slump in new housing, Apple's cloud software announcement, the Arizona wildfire and the Anthony Weiner Twitter debacle.