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June 7, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In a gray suit, blue shirt and red tie, Scott Pelley got right to work as the anchor of the "CBS Evening News" on Monday night, after the five-year run of Katie Couric, whose move back to daytime was officially announced the same day. (She will fill some portion of the hole left by Oprah Winfrey at ABC but also work within the network's news division.) The headline stories cleaved to the solemn and monumental: Pakistan, Iraq, cancer and the D-day anniversary; inside the broadcast, as it were, were pieces on the slump in new housing, Apple's cloud software announcement, the Arizona wildfire and the Anthony Weiner Twitter debacle.
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March 28, 2014 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama said Russia should move its troops back from its border with Ukraine and ease tensions by opening direct negotiations with that country's new government. The Russian troops massing near the border are doing so “under the guise of military exercises,” Obama said in a television interview that aired Friday. But those exercises “are not what Russia would normally be doing,” Obama told "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley. “And, you know, it may simply be an effort to intimidate Ukraine or it may be that they've got additional plans.” If Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to ease the situation, Obama said, Kremlin officials need “to move back those troops and to begin negotiations directly with the Ukrainian government as well as the international community.” The remarks aired as Obama made his way to Saudi Arabia on a mission to smooth relations with the longtime U.S. ally, recently dismayed by Washington's policy in Syria, Iran and Egypt.
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WORLD
March 28, 2014 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama said Russia should move its troops back from its border with Ukraine and ease tensions by opening direct negotiations with that country's new government. The Russian troops massing near the border are doing so “under the guise of military exercises,” Obama said in a television interview that aired Friday. But those exercises “are not what Russia would normally be doing,” Obama told "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley. “And, you know, it may simply be an effort to intimidate Ukraine or it may be that they've got additional plans.” If Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to ease the situation, Obama said, Kremlin officials need “to move back those troops and to begin negotiations directly with the Ukrainian government as well as the international community.” The remarks aired as Obama made his way to Saudi Arabia on a mission to smooth relations with the longtime U.S. ally, recently dismayed by Washington's policy in Syria, Iran and Egypt.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
After confirming his intention to seek an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown said he was running because he believed he had been successful in shepherding the state during his tenure but had unfinished business. “Well, I like this kind of work. I've been doing it now for quite a bit of time,” Brown told CBS News' Scott Pelley in an interview that aired Friday evening. “But I've had some success and I see great opportunities, even still -- in building a high-speed rail, in taking care of our water needs, in fixing our unfunded pensions and actually making our prison realignment work and making a reality out of our returning power to local schools,” the governor said.
NEWS
September 21, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg
Despite a trying week in which he was forced to explain a damaging videotape and endure rebuffs from fellow Republicans, Mitt Romney  said his campaign was doing fine and didn't need a turnaround. “I've got a very effective campaign. It's doing a very good job,” Romney said in an interview with Scott Pelley of CBS' “60 Minutes.” “But not everything I say is elegant. And -- and I want to make it very clear, I want to help 100% of the American people.” Romney was, of course, referring to the clandestine video in which he declared that 47% of the American people were certain to vote for President Obama because they paid no income tax, relied on federal entitlements and lacked personal responsibility.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
After confirming his intention to seek an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown said he was running because he believed he had been successful in shepherding the state during his tenure but had unfinished business. “Well, I like this kind of work. I've been doing it now for quite a bit of time,” Brown told CBS News' Scott Pelley in an interview that aired Friday evening. “But I've had some success and I see great opportunities, even still -- in building a high-speed rail, in taking care of our water needs, in fixing our unfunded pensions and actually making our prison realignment work and making a reality out of our returning power to local schools,” the governor said.
NEWS
November 13, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
As Michele Bachmann made her case for the Republican presidential nomination at a Saturday night debate, her campaign was working behind the scenes to make a different case - that the media had conspired against the Minnesota congresswoman. Earlier that afternoon, Bachmann campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart was included in an email chain between CBS staff that suggested Bachmann would not get many questions at the CBS/National Journal debate because “she's nearly off the charts” in recent polls.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
In the wake of the mass shooting that took place at a "Dark Knight Rises" screening in Aurora, Colo., networks are scrambling to cover the incident that that has left at least 12 people dead and at least 50 people injured. "CBS This Morning" went into a third hour of programming Friday. Heading into the evening, Scott Pelley , anchor of the "CBS Evening News" will report from the scene Friday night. Pelley will also anchor a special edition of "48 Hours" in prime time at 8 p.m. In addition, Jeff Glor, who anchors the Sunday edition of "CBS Evening News," will anchor a split edition of "CBS This Morning Saturday" and head up "Evening News" Saturday and Sunday, remaining there to offer updates on Monday's "CBS This Morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2009 | Matea Gold
Change creeps slowly through the ninth-floor newsroom of the West 57th Street high-rise that houses "60 Minutes," CBS' storied Sunday evening newsmagazine. For decades, the office assignments on Correspondent's Row, a bank of glass-walled rooms facing the Hudson River, were sacrosanct, with the biggest space next to the executive producer belonging to Mike Wallace. But Wallace's office has been largely empty since the 91-year-old became correspondent emeritus three years ago. Last month, executive producer Jeff Fager quietly decided that it was time for Steve Kroft, the longest serving of the full-time correspondents, to inherit the space.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2011
Evening news' big break Viewership is up at "CBS Evening News" since Scott Pelley took over as anchor in early June. Then again, the same can be said for his rivals. Pelley's third-place newscast reached an average of 5.55 million viewers during his first five weeks in the anchor chair, an increase of 7% over the same five weeks in 2010 when Katie Couric was the anchor, the Nielsen Co. said. During the same time, Brian Williams' "Nightly News" on NBC averaged 7.88 million people each night, and ABC's "World News" with Diane Sawyer had 7.12 million, Nielsen said.
NEWS
September 21, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg
Despite a trying week in which he was forced to explain a damaging videotape and endure rebuffs from fellow Republicans, Mitt Romney  said his campaign was doing fine and didn't need a turnaround. “I've got a very effective campaign. It's doing a very good job,” Romney said in an interview with Scott Pelley of CBS' “60 Minutes.” “But not everything I say is elegant. And -- and I want to make it very clear, I want to help 100% of the American people.” Romney was, of course, referring to the clandestine video in which he declared that 47% of the American people were certain to vote for President Obama because they paid no income tax, relied on federal entitlements and lacked personal responsibility.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
In the wake of the mass shooting that took place at a "Dark Knight Rises" screening in Aurora, Colo., networks are scrambling to cover the incident that that has left at least 12 people dead and at least 50 people injured. "CBS This Morning" went into a third hour of programming Friday. Heading into the evening, Scott Pelley , anchor of the "CBS Evening News" will report from the scene Friday night. Pelley will also anchor a special edition of "48 Hours" in prime time at 8 p.m. In addition, Jeff Glor, who anchors the Sunday edition of "CBS Evening News," will anchor a split edition of "CBS This Morning Saturday" and head up "Evening News" Saturday and Sunday, remaining there to offer updates on Monday's "CBS This Morning.
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.
NEWS
November 13, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
As Michele Bachmann made her case for the Republican presidential nomination at a Saturday night debate, her campaign was working behind the scenes to make a different case - that the media had conspired against the Minnesota congresswoman. Earlier that afternoon, Bachmann campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart was included in an email chain between CBS staff that suggested Bachmann would not get many questions at the CBS/National Journal debate because “she's nearly off the charts” in recent polls.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2011
Evening news' big break Viewership is up at "CBS Evening News" since Scott Pelley took over as anchor in early June. Then again, the same can be said for his rivals. Pelley's third-place newscast reached an average of 5.55 million viewers during his first five weeks in the anchor chair, an increase of 7% over the same five weeks in 2010 when Katie Couric was the anchor, the Nielsen Co. said. During the same time, Brian Williams' "Nightly News" on NBC averaged 7.88 million people each night, and ABC's "World News" with Diane Sawyer had 7.12 million, Nielsen said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In a gray suit, blue shirt and red tie, Scott Pelley got right to work as the anchor of the "CBS Evening News" on Monday night, after the five-year run of Katie Couric, whose move back to daytime was officially announced the same day. (She will fill some portion of the hole left by Oprah Winfrey at ABC but also work within the network's news division.) The headline stories cleaved to the solemn and monumental: Pakistan, Iraq, cancer and the D-day anniversary; inside the broadcast, as it were, were pieces on the slump in new housing, Apple's cloud software announcement, the Arizona wildfire and the Anthony Weiner Twitter debacle.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2011 | By Melissa Maerz, Los Angeles Times
After luring Katie Couric away from NBC's "Today" show in an attempt to revamp the evening news with star power and broad appeal, CBS News has made a more traditional choice in tapping "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley to succeed Couric. He will take up the anchor role on "CBS Evening News" starting June 6, the network announced on Tuesday. As an internal hire and a veteran newsmagazine reporter, Pelley is many things that Couric was not. Where Couric brought a conversational, accessible style from her morning show background, he represents the network's return to a more sober, direct approach.
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
May 4, 2011 | By Melissa Maerz, Los Angeles Times
After luring Katie Couric away from NBC's "Today" show in an attempt to revamp the evening news with star power and broad appeal, CBS News has made a more traditional choice in tapping "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley to succeed Couric. He will take up the anchor role on "CBS Evening News" starting June 6, the network announced on Tuesday. As an internal hire and a veteran newsmagazine reporter, Pelley is many things that Couric was not. Where Couric brought a conversational, accessible style from her morning show background, he represents the network's return to a more sober, direct approach.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2009 | Matea Gold
Change creeps slowly through the ninth-floor newsroom of the West 57th Street high-rise that houses "60 Minutes," CBS' storied Sunday evening newsmagazine. For decades, the office assignments on Correspondent's Row, a bank of glass-walled rooms facing the Hudson River, were sacrosanct, with the biggest space next to the executive producer belonging to Mike Wallace. But Wallace's office has been largely empty since the 91-year-old became correspondent emeritus three years ago. Last month, executive producer Jeff Fager quietly decided that it was time for Steve Kroft, the longest serving of the full-time correspondents, to inherit the space.
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