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May 8, 2004 | Elizabeth Jensen
CNBC is canceling its nightly newscast hosted by John Siegenthaler, the latest move in the network's overhaul of its evening lineup to feature more entertainment. The program's last day will be May 14; it will be replaced by a Monday rerun of "Meet the Press" and "Cover to Cover." The news staff will be reassigned within NBC News, while Siegenthaler, long a rising star at NBC News, will become a special correspondent on "NBC Nightly News." Elizabeth Jensen
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August 14, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Al Jazeera Media Network detailed programming plans for the American news channel it is launching next week, which includes several high-profile evening news magazines. Set to debut Tuesday, Al Jazeera America will be available in about 50 million homes. It was able to secure that distribution after acquiring Current TV, the news and documentary channel that was co-founded by Al Gore. Time Warner Cable, the largest pay-TV distributor in Los Angeles and New York, does not have an agreement to carry Al Jazeera America.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Former "Today" show co-host Jane Pauley says she's not a candidate to be co-anchor of the NBC "Nightly News" with Tom Brokaw. Pauley, whose program "Real Life with Jane Pauley" made its debut Tuesday night on NBC, said NBC News President Michael Gartner has never asked her to be co-anchor, "and Tom Brokaw has never said, 'Jane, pull up a chair.' " "I feel obligated to say even if I was asked, I couldn't do it," she said.
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August 1, 2013 | By Scott Collins, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
This just in: Brian Williams needs to take a break from "NBC Nightly News" to get a new right knee. The 54-year-old anchor announced Thursday that he'll take a temporary medical leave starting next week for knee-replacement surgery. NBC's Lester Holt is expected to fill in during Williams' absence, which the network expects to last about three weeks but could stretch to three months.  In Williams' case, the surgery is the result of an old high-school football injury. The injury "reversed my knee - they don't recommend that," Williams said in a story published on the "Nightly News" blog.
WORLD
July 4, 2003 | From Reuters
The U.S. government will launch a nightly news broadcast to Iran on Sunday to provide information to Iranians opposed to their conservative leaders, a spokeswoman for the Voice of America said Thursday. The half-hour TV program will be available across Iran by satellite from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. local time, said the spokeswoman, who asked not to be named. The Broadcasting Board of Governors, which runs U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 1989 | RICK DU BROW, TIMES TELEVISION WRITER
Once upon a time, the biggest star on KHJ-TV Channel 9 was Elvira, the bosomy horror movie hostess. In fact, the station even admitted at one point that she was considered--if only briefly--for the job of presenting the weather on the nightly news. But now KHJ's biggest star is Jerry Dunphy, and the station trumpeted his debut Monday as its nightly anchor by vowing to become L.A.'s largest TV news operation within six months--topping even the network-owned channels.
NEWS
April 15, 2003 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
Sometime this week, Iraqis with television reception will turn on their sets and see a parade of new faces delivering the evening news: Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Jim Lehrer and Brit Hume. The news package -- which will include nightly programming produced by Arab journalists in Washington and the Middle East -- is part of an ambitious effort that White House officials say will show Iraq what a free press looks like in a democracy. "Iraq and the World," funded by the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1995 | DANIEL HOWARD CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Moyers will bring back the role of network nightly news commentator with NBC, he said Tuesday, almost a decade after leaving the same role at CBS for more freedom at the Public Broadcasting Service. Moyers' new post on "NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw" comes at a time when PBS has fallen under the cross hairs of Republican budget-cutters on Capitol Hill. But Moyers said there was no connection between PBS' budget battles and his decision to join NBC News.
NEWS
December 15, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Village houses smolder in the background as black-clad Serbian women in southeastern Bosnia-Herzegovina grieve over their slain loved ones before a television camera. In this night's chapter of wartime tragedy, TV Serbia informs its viewers that Croatian "terrorists" have attacked Serbian villagers from new bases on the Prevlaka peninsula, a strategic finger of Croatian territory recently abandoned by the Yugoslav army.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 1993 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In further post-Michael Gartner moves at NBC News, Jeff Zucker, the 27-year-old executive producer of "NBC Nightly News" and the "Today" show, will return full time to the morning program, starting Monday. Zucker, who had been running "Today" since January, 1992, in January had been given the additional job of producing NBC's evening newscast. He said from the outset that he would give up one job if he found he could not do both.
NATIONAL
May 25, 2013 | By Dan Weikel, Times staff writer
Two years after 9/11, federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean turned whistle-blower. He revealed to MSNBC reporters that the government planned to remove armed security officers from long-distance passenger flights to reduce hotel expenses despite reports that Al Qaeda was plotting to hijack more airliners to hit targets in the U.S. and Europe. Later, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and with only his silhouette appearing on camera, MacLean told NBC's "Nightly News" that the business suits, ties and sport coats air marshals had to wear on duty could tip off terrorists that they were present.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Thursday evening, viewers of "NBC Nightly News" got a familiar face they haven't seen much of in recent months. Ann Curry, the ousted former co-host of "Today," was the fill-in anchor for Brian Williams . Curry has been largely absent from TV screens since she was fired from her "Today" gig last summer. Though she chose to remain employed by NBC News after the ouster, she's only reported on a handful of stories. Though she was a regular fill-in anchor on "Nightly News" during her time on "Today," Thursday was the first time she's been there since her tearful "Today" departure.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013 | By Joe Flint
NBC's hunt for a new president of its news division has gone beyond not only the company, but the country as well. The position of NBC News president has been open since last month when Steve Capus departed after almost eight years in the job. Among the more interesting names to surface as a successor to Capus is Deborah Turness, the news editor for Britain's ITV Network. People close to the search said NBC News Chairman Pat Fili-Krushel is intrigued by Turness. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Turness is the latest executive to emerge as a potential Capus successor.
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June 28, 2012 | By Joe Flint
"I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line," NBC "Today" co-anchor Ann Curry said during her tearful farewell speech on Thursday morning's show.  Whether Curry was apologizing to the audience or her bosses, or both, is unclear. But fairly or not, she has been pegged as the cause of NBC's ratings woes. Curry was tapped to replace Meredith Vieira as Matt Lauer's co-anchor a year ago and almost immediately ABC's"Good Morning America" started to close the ratings gap. Now with "Good Morning America" running neck-and-neck with "Today" and even winning on occasion, NBC and its parent company Comcast can't afford to risk any further damage to its news franchise.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2012 | James Rainey
From the vintage globe projected behind the anchor desk to the Cronkite-era producers mixing it up at story meetings to the no-frills reports that fill 21 minutes and 16 seconds each weeknight, the "CBS Evening News" has made a determined effort to bring newsy back. A shift that began in the latter months of Katie Couric's five-year run has accelerated and taken on a new fervor in the last nine months since the ascension of Scott Pelley to the anchor's chair. When Pelley took the seat once occupied by Walter Cronkite last June, it represented a return to form at CBS News -- giving perhaps the network's most visible platform not to a celebrity host but to a longtime reporter best known for his work on "60 Minutes" and for dozens of forays to Iraq, Afghanistan and other world hot spots.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2011 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
NBC's newest correspondent fits the profile of a lot of other network news hires — bright, articulate and educated at America's best colleges. She's also unlike other network news hires — having lived for eight years in the White House and done little to veil her suspicion of the media. So it was with more than a little carping and some outright disdain that professional journalists and other Washington observers greeted Chelsea Clinton's ascension to a prime-time television perch.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 1990 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They used to throw baseballs as well as ideas around Steve Friedman's office during his heyday on the "Today" show. Friedman, a rotund, funny pooh-bah of an executive producer, would use a baseball bat as a gavel, banging it against a heating vent above his head to make a point or to call a meeting to disorder.
NEWS
July 17, 1995 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jane Pauley looked around the table at a lunch of some of the most powerful female anchors and correspondents in network television. Barbara Walters, Judy Woodruff, Katie Couric, Lesley Stahl, Sylvia Chase and Cokie Roberts were among those who had gathered to support an embattled Connie Chung. The 44-year-old Pauley noticed something striking. "Here we were, a group of middle-aged women, as opposed to young chicks," she said later.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2011
"The Bob Newhart Show" The comedian's first series (for NBC) won the top Emmy for comedy. "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" The NBC nightly news with Chet Huntley and David Brinkley earned a statuette. "The Garry Moore Show" The CBS series won for variety; Carol Burnett won for outstanding performance.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2011 | By Melissa Maerz, Los Angeles Times
When it comes to the 2012 election, Donald Trump is so fired. During NBC's presentation of its fall schedule here on Monday, the real estate mogul and reality TV star announced that he will not make a bid for the White House, bringing an end to what many have regarded as a transparent publicity stunt. For the rest of America, this means two things: "Celebrity Apprentice" will be back next season, and the difference between politics and entertainment has never been so hard to define.
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