January 3, 2007 |
CNN apologized Tuesday for mistakenly promoting a story on the search for Osama bin Laden with the headline, "Where's Obama?" A spokesman for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said the apology was accepted. The blunder came Monday evening on Wolf Blitzer's news show "The Situation Room." Soledad O'Brien and Blitzer offered separate apologies during CNN's morning show Tuesday. CNN called it a "bad typographical error" by its graphics department.
February 16, 1987 |
Convicted American spy Jonathan Jay Pollard passed intelligence to Israel that helped it bomb the Tunisia headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization in October, 1985, an Israeli newspaper correspondent said Sunday. Wolf Blitzer, the Washington correspondent of the English-language Jerusalem Post, writing for the Washington Post, quoted Israeli and American officials as saying Pollard gave the Israelis descriptions of the PLO headquarters building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1993
Clearly, Pollard is no hero and for Rabbi Weiss to compare him in any way to Natan Sharansky seems nothing less than obscene. Further, how can an appeal for clemency made by the Israeli government, while Rafael Eitan (the true villain in this unsavory affair) serves as a leading member of the Knesset, be treated as anything but an attempt to protect a former agent? Nevertheless, an injustice does exist. Pollard and the government did agree to a guilty plea for a less than life sentence.
June 7, 2005 |
CNN named longtime correspondent Miles O'Brien as co-anchor of "American Morning" on Monday, replacing Bill Hemmer, who has decided to leave the network. O'Brien, who currently serves as co-anchor of CNN's afternoon show "Live From," joins Soledad O'Brien (no relation) on the morning show June 20. Hemmer will continue with the show until then. CNN/U.S. President Jonathan Klein also tapped two veteran producers to run prime-time programming.
September 18, 2013 |
A day after the Washington Navy Yard mass shooting, Jon Stewart delivered a scathing critique of CNN's coverage of the event, arguing that sloppy, speculative reporting has become as depressingly predictable as these bloody rampages. " For every all too familiar American tragedy, you can be sure the news will exacerbate it with yet another Force 5 Wrongnado," Stewart quipped Tuesday on "The Daily Show. " Although this time around CNN managed to avoid any obviously inaccurate reporting, there was still plenty for Stewart to get worked up about, such as anchor Wolf Blitzer, who wondered what the shooter's all-black ensemble might say about his possible motive and even warned viewers that some of the on-air speculation may not prove accurate.
May 22, 2013 |
"Homeland" in its upcoming season will feature a number of guest appearances from actors who have been in series as varied as "How I Met Your Mother" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. " The third season of the Emmy-winning drama, which stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin, premieres Sept. 29, and opens during the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack that decimated the U.S. intelligence apparatus and prompted a global manhunt for the world's most wanted terrorist, Nicholas Brody (Lewis)
October 3, 2003 |
The media circus is coming to town. The Big Three network news anchors, morning programs and cable news outlets are on their way to California to cover Tuesday's recall election, which could see actor Arnold Schwarzenegger elected governor. ABC's Peter Jennings will anchor from Los Angeles starting tonight. Brian Williams will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from here Sunday, with Tom Brokaw anchoring the show locally Monday through Wednesday. "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather arrives Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1987
Thank you for your editorial (March 6), "Spying: Punishment and Rewards." If I hear one more of our elected officials tell us what a great ally Israel is for this nation, I'll scream! We see just how Israel is able to manipulate our legislators because of the strong lobby that controls our elected politicians, through campaign contributions. Israel has been responsible for instigating Irangate and paying the traitors Jonathan and Ann Henderson Pollard to spy against our country for them.
June 15, 1988
Dan Fisher, chief of The Times' Jerusalem Bureau, will be awarded the third annual New Israel Fund Lurie Award for Outstanding Reporting, a spokesman for the fund announced Tuesday in New York. The award, named for the founder and former editor of the Jerusalem Post, Ted Lurie, will be presented to Fisher on July 10 in Jerusalem, the spokesman said. It will be accompanied by a $1,000 prize.
October 4, 2006 |
CNN is giving news a bigger picture -- or rather, lots of pictures and graphics arrayed across the network's sprawling new video wall. Amping up the style of presentation ushered in a year ago with "The Situation Room," the network's Washington-based newscast anchored by Wolf Blitzer, CNN unveiled its Manhattan "news wall" on Tuesday's editions of "Paula Zahn Now" and "Anderson Cooper 360."