August 23, 1990 |
CBS News President David Burke has resigned, ending a two-year reign as the embattled head of the troubled news division, CBS executives confirmed late Wednesday. An announcement about Burke's resignation could come as early as today, sources said. The network is expected to name Eric Ober, president of the CBS Television Stations division and a former CBS News senior executive, as his replacement.
August 24, 1990 |
Exactly two years ago this month CBS Inc. Chief Executive Laurence A. Tisch declared his hope that the appointment of David W. Burke to the presidency of CBS News would be the last time the tradition-steeped organization ever had to go outside for an executive to run its news division. With that, David Burke became an outsider in the most inside of institutions. On Thursday, he was out again. Burke, the highly regarded No.
October 2, 1991
Stephen A. Weiswasser, a senior vice president of Capital Cities-ABC Inc., was named Tuesday as executive vice president of ABC News. The post had been vacant for three years. Weiswasser, who has no journalistic background, is a lawyer who joined Cap Cities-ABC in 1986 as chief attorney. "He has the experience and commitment to journalistic excellence that is necessary for the task at hand," ABC News President Roone Arledge said in a statement.
August 29, 1990 |
CBS Inc., is ready to announce, possibly as early as today, that Johnathan Rodgers has been named president of the CBS television stations division, succeeding Eric Ober, who last week was named president of CBS News. Rodgers, a former CBS News producer, is vice president and general manager of CBS-owned WBBM-TV Chicago. CBS also owns TV stations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Miami.
January 8, 1995 |
CBS had poor timing, not bad judgment, when it aired a tape of Kathleen Gingrich whispering that her son called the First Lady a "bitch," a network news executive said in Pasadena on Saturday. "We did not take advantage of Newt Gingrich's mother," CBS News President Eric Ober told the Television Critics Assn. "The problem was in releasing a 20-second sound bite of a 12-minute interview."
February 13, 1991 |
The executive producer of Dan Rather's slumping "CBS Evening News" was replaced today, a day after Nielsen ratings showed the program running third for the fourth consecutive week. The replacement of Tom Bettag was the second major shake-up in the news division since August, when CBS News President David Burke was replaced by Eric Ober, former president of CBS' television stations division.