April 11, 1991 |
Production on Connie Chung's prime-time specials for CBS has quietly been suspended. The CBS anchorwoman--who announced last July that she intended to cut back on her workload in order to have a baby--recently told the producers of the specials that she would prefer not to travel on assignments in the coming weeks so that she could concentrate on her efforts to have a child. The staff for the specials has been disbanded to work on other projects for CBS News.
April 2, 1991 |
TV or not TV. . . . TALKATHON: What with CNN and radio, you'd think that talk-show host Larry King has enough to do. But Ted Turner's $8-million man--that's what King's new cable contract pays--keeps trying to branch out. He flopped a while back as emcee of a badly produced Ed Sullivan-style variety show on NBC. But now, on April 29, he invades the prime-time celebrity interview terrain already occupied by ABC's Barbara Walters and CBS' Connie Chung.
November 17, 1990 |
It's nearly four months since Connie Chung gave up her weekly CBS series to concentrate on trying to have a child. For someone who has long had a fierce ambition to achieve topmost network stardom, it was a dramatic personal decision for the 44-year-old anchor. She was on the verge of having it all. In a phone interview from New York, Chung, who is married to fellow TV journalist Maury Povich, clearly had no regrets, although she said she was not yet pregnant: "The answer is no.
August 25, 1990
Calendar's recent articles on Connie Chung's effort to conceive a child are tasteless, cheap, boring, an affront to the dignity of your readers and to family life. Next breathless chapter in this tabloid series: Connie and her husband in their bedroom--where, when, how, etc. Can hardly wait. ANNA W. COLLONS Santa Monica
July 31, 1990 |
In one of the more unusual developments in network television, newswoman Connie Chung declared Monday that she is postponing her new CBS magazine series while she and her husband, TV journalist Maury Povich, try to have a child. The program, "Face to Face with Connie Chung"--a retooling from her Saturday night show of last season--was scheduled to begin a regular run in September at 10 p.m. on Mondays.
July 30, 1990 |
Connie Chung wants to have a baby before it's too late, so today she removed herself and her new "Face to Face With Connie Chung" interview series from CBS' Monday lineup for next fall. The 43-year-old Chung, who is married to "A Current Affair" anchorman Maury Povich, 51, said she will do "Face to Face" specials instead of her series.
May 4, 1990 |
When "Saturday Night With Connie Chung" premiered last September, the CBS News magazine was strongly criticized as a star-driven, high-octane vehicle running down the road between news and entertainment. "Is this a news program or a date?" asked one former CBS News executive, noting the show's title and opening credits, a series of pastel portraits of newswoman Chung.