December 31, 2003 |
Struggling MSNBC, which only a few months ago was touting opinionated talk shows as its strategy for drawing viewers in the evening, now appears to be planning a different tack for at least one hour per night, with the launch of an interview program with Deborah Norville as host. The new show, people familiar with the situation said, will go head to head with CNN's interview program "Larry King Live" and Fox News Channel's political talk show, "Hannity & Colmes," seen at 3 p.m. weekdays in Los Angeles.
April 16, 1995 |
Stop the presses! Deborah Norville, onetime host of NBC's "Today" show and most recently a correspondent for CBS News, hasn't gone tabloid. Her new job as host of the syndicated "Inside Edition" hasn't compromised her journalistic credentials, as some TV critics and former colleagues have chided. She hasn't turned sleazy, hasn't become part of a "12-fanged monster" determined to do nothing but titillate and trash up the airwaves with its tawdry yarns. Or so she says.
July 6, 1994 |
Deborah Norville comes sweeping into the small offices at "America Tonight," her new CBS newsmagazine, apologizing for being late. Dressed in a coat-dress and brown pumps, her blond hair short and tousled, Norville looks looser and much happier than her days as anchor on "NBC News at Sunrise," where she regularly looked perfect at 4 a.m.
August 14, 1992 |
Changing Networks: Deborah Norville, formerly a co-host of NBC's "Today," has been hired as a correspondent on the CBS News series "Street Stories." CBS said that she will be doing a variety of reports.
April 28, 1991
There was never any problem with Deborah Norville. The real national hardship is Bryant Gumbel, whose legendary arrogance and transparent political bias are enough to ruin anybody's morning. We want Willard Scott, we want Willard Scott. Robert Curlender, Pasadena
April 10, 1991
Hooray to Times columnist Robert A. Jones ("On California," April 3) for suggesting that a possible solution to the state budget crisis is reducing the state prison population. He's absolutely right that a lot of money could be saved by not incarcerating simple parole violators. Such a change would not seriously endanger the public, because serious cases could still be prosecuted as new crimes.