November 28, 2009
By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS News producer Bernard Birnbaum, who helped shape the public's view of issues ranging from poverty to the Watergate scandal while working alongside Walter Cronkite and Charles Kuralt, has died, the network said. Birnbaum died on Thanksgiving Day at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, N.Y., after having a heart attack while visiting relatives nearby, CBS News said in a statement Saturday. His death had been announced on the network news broadcast Friday.
October 27, 2009 |
Back in the 20th century, a CBS TV reporter named Charles Kuralt set off in an RV with no particular place to go to see what was happening there. "On the Road With Charles Kuralt" was the name for the short pieces he filed, which ran in several venues over the years, beginning in 1967 with "The Evening News With Walter Cronkite" and ending a couple of decades later as part of "CBS Sunday Morning," which Kuralt himself hosted for 15 years. A three-DVD set collecting some of Kuralt's televised anthologies of favorite pieces is being released today by Acorn Media, with "Set One" attached to the title.
January 23, 2004 |
Its first story on its first day said a lot about what "Sunday Morning" would be like for the next quarter-century: Anchorman Charles Kuralt profiled a California lumberjack who in his off hours played the musical saw. That's "Sunday Morning" in a nutshell: offbeat, humanistic, timely with affection for the past, and in love with Americana as well as the arts. This Sunday at 7 a.m., CBS News' "Sunday Morning" airs its 1,295th edition.
April 23, 2003 |
The daughters of the late CBS News correspondent Charles Kuralt must pay $350,000 in estate taxes on land their father left to his mistress, the state Supreme Court has ruled. A unanimous five-judge panel on Monday said Kuralt's 1994 will clearly indicated he wanted his estate to pay such taxes, rather than those to whom he bequeathed property.
November 24, 2001 |
Where's Charles Kuralt when we really need him? And why isn't somebody on TV doing feature reporting the way he did? Kuralt, who died in 1997, instantly came to mind when my editor suggested that I do a column about TV shows that would give the people of Afghanistan a good idea of who we are now that they, in some cases, are literally digging up old TV sets they had hidden from the Taliban. What better introduction to the U.S.
February 25, 1998 |
Interesting Grammy categories that won't be presented during the broadcast: * Can a 23-year-old song by the Boss win a Grammy? Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road" from "In Concert: MTV Plugged" is nominated for male rock vocal performance. * Will Frank Sinatra's health problems give a sentimental boost to "Celebrating Sinatra" by Joe Lovano? (Jazz instrumental performance, individual or group) * Will Iglesias padre or hijo take home a statue?