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May 4, 1990 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 4, 1990 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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October 25, 1989 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Are the stars out tonight? "PrimeTime Live" with Sam Donaldson and Diane Sawyer on ABC gets bigger headlines, but "Saturday Night With Connie Chung" on CBS is the new prime-time news series delivering the biggest performances. Rarely have the values of news and entertainment been so artfully merged, and with such rewarding results. On a sour note, rarely has the importance that TV news attaches to its own stars been more dramatically on display as well.
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October 25, 1989 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Are the stars out tonight? "PrimeTime Live" with Sam Donaldson and Diane Sawyer on ABC gets bigger headlines, but "Saturday Night With Connie Chung" on CBS is the new prime-time news series delivering the biggest performances. Rarely have the values of news and entertainment been so artfully merged, and with such rewarding results. On a sour note, rarely has the importance that TV news attaches to its own stars been more dramatically on display as well.
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