June 19, 1985 |
Although the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Cable News Network's bid to televise some federal court trials, CNN, which spent $500,000 in that effort, will keep trying to end a long-standing ban against TV cameras in federal courtrooms, the news organization's chief lawyer said Tuesday. "We'll look for other cases," Robert W. Ross said.
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June 14, 2010 |
Robert J. Wussler, a CNN co-founder and a longtime CBS executive, has died after a long illness. He was 73. Wussler died June 5 at his home in Westport, Conn., spokesman Arthur Sando said. Robert Joseph Wussler was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Newark, N.J., and graduated in 1957 from Seton Hall University with a bachelor's in communication arts. He started his 21-year career at CBS working in the mailroom and rose to become head of the sports division and then president of the network.
February 19, 1985 |
In late July of last year, a 53-second videotape was received by the Amir of Kuwait. The tape contained demands that the government of Kuwait release about one dozen Islamic terrorists imprisoned for attacking foreign embassies in that Persian Gulf nation. Delivering the message on the tape was Jeremy Levin, the Beirut bureau chief for Cable News Network. Known as Jerry among his colleagues and viewers, Levin had been kidnaped the previous March.
June 24, 2010 |
Reporting from New York — Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker want to clear up something from the outset: They have no intention of hosting a predictable political debate show. Their new, as-of-yet-untitled roundtable program, which premieres on CNN this fall in the key 8 p.m. ET slot, will tackle a broad range of topics in a forum more akin to a conversation than the now-defunct "Crossfire," Parker said Wednesday. "It's going to be what people talk about at their kitchen table every day," Spitzer added.
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July 24, 2010 |
Daniel Schorr, who became the elder statesman of public radio after decades as a feisty television broadcaster for CBS and CNN, has died. He was 93. Schorr died Friday morning after a short illness at a Washington hospital, National Public Radio announced. His last broadcast on that network aired on July 10. A working journalist for more than 60 years, the indefatigable Schorr was the last active member of Murrow's Boys, the legendary group of journalists who worked at CBS News in the 1940s and '50s under Edward R. Murrow.
February 1, 2002 |
NEWS ALERT: Good morning! This is Calendar Morning, where you'll find all the news you need to know this morning in Calendar Morning. And so good morning to you from Calendar Morning ... this morning. MORNING BUZZ: I'd like to praise me for the wonderful job I'm doing, an opinion of me with which I heartily agree. TOP NEWS: I'm cranky. THE BIG QUESTION: Have I said good morning? Oh, brother. Have you checked out the new personality-obsessed, format-fixated, talk-driven, graphics-screaming, self-adoring, dumbed-down, less-news-is-good-news CNN?
November 12, 2009 |
In a surprise announcement, CNN host Lou Dobbs resigned on the air Wednesday after a recent history of controversial comments on immigration, among other topics, drew heated protests from liberal groups and created friction within the cable network. Dobbs said that CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein released him from his contract so he could pursue other opportunities. He did not offer specifics but suggested that he is seeking a role in which he will not be constrained from speaking freely.