July 12, 1990 |
She's the new kid on the block in morning TV, and she strides confidently into a coffee shop at the Century Plaza Hotel. Eyes turn to Paula Zahn, co-anchor of "CBS This Morning," as she makes her way to a table. It's true, of course, that Deborah Norville has been getting most of the attention in the morning-program competition since replacing Jane Pauley six months ago in NBC's ongoing soap opera called the "Today" show.
March 14, 1990
Film critic Gene Siskel will join "CBS This Morning" next week to review motion pictures and videocassettes, the network said Tuesday. His twice-weekly appearances will not prevent him from continuing to write his syndicated newspaper column and to co-host the popular syndicated TV show "Siskel and Ebert" with Roger Ebert.
February 28, 1990 |
There must be a reason why America should so desperately care about the private lives and public machinations of Donald and Ivana Trump. None immediately comes to mind, however. Here, it seems, is the classic example of media creating a topic for discussion and then breathing so much hot air into their own fatuous creation that it takes on a blimpish life of its own. This is a Frankenstein monster, a non-story, an emperor preening without his clothes.
February 17, 1990 |
With an upbeat demeanor that matched her Disney World surroundings, but at times appearing near tears, Kathleen Sullivan bid viewers goodby Friday on her last day as co-anchor of "CBS This Morning." Notified only the day before that Friday would be her last day on the job, Sullivan said that she was proud of her work and noted, "Yeah, I'm the one who wore the sweaters in the Olympics. I'm a bit older, but I'm also a bit wiser."
February 10, 1990 |
CBS is close to signing "Good Morning America" news anchor Paula Zahn to replace Kathleen Sullivan as co-anchor of "CBS This Morning," network sources said Friday. The only thing standing in the way of Zahn's defection to the rival morning broadcast was said to be ABC's contract option to make a matching counteroffer.
January 4, 1990 |
In September, the demise of Kathleen Sullivan on "CBS This Morning" was the rumor du jour inside CBS News. Sullivan, the dark-haired hope from ABC News, had been unable to work ratings magic in nearly two years as anchor with Harry Smith on "CBS This Morning," the latest in a long line of CBS a.m. shows that have ranked third against ABC's "Good Morning America" and NBC's "Today."