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November 16, 2005
* Avon Products Inc. said it would cut an unspecified number of jobs and move some operations overseas to save as much as $500 million amid heightened competition. * The Justice Department approved Oracle Corp.'s proposed $5.85-billion acquisition of rival Siebel Systems Inc. after finding the deal raised no antitrust concerns. * CBS News Senior Vice President Marcy McGinnis resigned less than a month after Sean McManus took over the network's news operation.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2013 | By Joe Flint
The first thought that went through CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus' mind when the lights went out during Sunday's Super Bowl telecast was whether this was a network problem or a Superdome problem. "It was a surreal situation," McManus said in an interview Monday. Since he was in a production truck, McManus initially wasn't sure whether only CBS had lost power or if something bigger had happened. "We lost all communication to announcers and had to call (play-by-play announcer) Jim Nantz on his cellphone.
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BUSINESS
October 27, 2005 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
CBS announced Wednesday that its longtime news division president, Andrew Heyward, was leaving his post and would be replaced by CBS Sports President Sean McManus, capping a tumultuous year for the beleaguered news organization. The shift at CBS comes at a particularly vulnerable time for the network, which was once regarded as the standard-bearer of broadcast journalism but more recently has had to contend with harsh criticism and moribund ratings for its news programming.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2005
* Avon Products Inc. said it would cut an unspecified number of jobs and move some operations overseas to save as much as $500 million amid heightened competition. * The Justice Department approved Oracle Corp.'s proposed $5.85-billion acquisition of rival Siebel Systems Inc. after finding the deal raised no antitrust concerns. * CBS News Senior Vice President Marcy McGinnis resigned less than a month after Sean McManus took over the network's news operation.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2013 | By Joe Flint
The first thought that went through CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus' mind when the lights went out during Sunday's Super Bowl telecast was whether this was a network problem or a Superdome problem. "It was a surreal situation," McManus said in an interview Monday. Since he was in a production truck, McManus initially wasn't sure whether only CBS had lost power or if something bigger had happened. "We lost all communication to announcers and had to call (play-by-play announcer) Jim Nantz on his cellphone.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2006 | Matea Gold
More changes are in store for CBS' "The Early Show." Just days after anchor Rene Syler announced she is leaving the third-place morning show, CBS gave word Thursday that weekend anchor Russ Mitchell will join the program as a news anchor Jan. 2. The addition of Mitchell, who will continue to anchor the Sunday edition of "CBS Evening News," brings the number of "Early Show" hosts back up to five, one more than its competitors.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
If some people thought traveling to Iraq and Syria was a ratings stunt for Katie Couric, it didn't work out that way. The "CBS Evening News" tied a record low with just under 5.5 million viewers last week, Nielsen Media Research said Tuesday. Last week and Memorial Day week are the two least-watched CBS evening newscasts since at least 1987 and probably far earlier. CBS said it wasn't surprising and argued that last week's numbers were artificially deflated because of U.S. Open coverage.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2008 | Matea Gold
After a tumultuous year, "The Early Show" has a new producer at the helm. CBS News President Sean McManus on Wednesday named Zev Shalev as executive producer of the morning show, three months after dropping Shelley Ross, the hard-charging executive who previously ran the program. Shalev, who was born in Israel and studied in South Africa, had been serving as interim executive producer of "The Early Show" since last month. He first joined the program in March as a senior broadcast producer after producing news and entertainment programming in Canada.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The soft sell of successor Katie Couric by Bob Schieffer ends with this simple request: "Just watch." The promotion that has begun airing on CBS News programs is the first step of CBS News' sales job for Couric, who starts Sept. 5 as the "CBS Evening News" anchor. The idea is to have Schieffer introduce Couric to his audience, and he ad-libs in his amiable style. Couric appears briefly but does not speak.
NEWS
September 14, 2006 | Matea Gold
The evening news ratings roller coaster continued Tuesday as CBS' Katie Couric won the night, climbing back on top a day after her broadcast had dropped into third place. "CBS Evening News" garnered 8.6 million viewers Tuesday, beating NBC's 8.1 million and ABC's 7.9 million, according to Nielsen Media. CBS News executives noted that the newscast continues to post gains compared with this point last year.
BUSINESS
October 27, 2005 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
CBS announced Wednesday that its longtime news division president, Andrew Heyward, was leaving his post and would be replaced by CBS Sports President Sean McManus, capping a tumultuous year for the beleaguered news organization. The shift at CBS comes at a particularly vulnerable time for the network, which was once regarded as the standard-bearer of broadcast journalism but more recently has had to contend with harsh criticism and moribund ratings for its news programming.
SPORTS
September 20, 2002 | Thomas Bonk
Martha Burk of the National Council of Women's Organizations released the contents of a letter Thursday to CBS Sports in which she asked the network to drop coverage of the Masters until Augusta National Golf Club admits women members. In the letter, addressed to CBS Sports President Sean McManus, Burk said that because the Masters is held at a club "flaunting ... sex discrimination" she found it "astonishing that CBS would even consider such a broadcast."
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