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Rather Would Rather Stay At Cbs -- But Does Cbs Want Him?

Despite numerous reports that CBS will not renew Dan Rather's contract when it expires in November, Rather himself insists he will not leave voluntarily. In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, the former CBS Evening...

Kaplan Out At Msnbc

MSNBC President Rick Kaplan resigned Wednesday, with some analysts suggesting that he was quitting on a high note, while others suggesting it was not high enough. Ratings for the news channel had risen significantly under...

Rooney Blasts Taylor Rumours

Hollywood legend MICKEY ROONEY has blasted the media for spreading rumours iconic actress DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR is close to death. The diminutive actor, who starred alongside Taylor in NATIONAL VELVET, is disgusted by journalists' willingness...

Situation Improves For Cnn's Situation Room

Latest ratings figures for May indicate that CNN's The Situation Room made strong gains against Fox News's The Big Story. Among adults 18-49, Room, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, was just 6,000 viewers behind Story. The...

Taylor Blasts Dying Stories

DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR blasted reports she's close to death and suffering from memory stealing Alzheimer's Disease in her first TV interview for three years last night (30MAY06). The movie veteran appeared lucid and alert on...

Sawyer Quitting Abc?

Diane Sawyer may be planning to leave Good Morning America and perhaps the network itself next year, the New York Post reported today (Tuesday), citing reliable reports, including an item in the trade magazine Broadcasting...

Taylor To Reveal All To Larry King

Ailing movie legend ELIZABETH TAYLOR has agreed to sit down for what is expected to be one of her final TV interviews with pal LARRY KING next week (30MAY06). The reclusive actress-turned-AIDS activist, 74, has...

New Delay For Al-jazeera English-language Channel

Al-Jazeera's English-language channel, which has already experienced a number of delays, has sustained yet another. Britain's Guardian newspaper reported that the launch will be delayed "until September at the earliest." The newspaper also observed that...

Turner Turns: A Time For Every Purpose?

In what was not quite a whimper but certainly no bang, Ted Turner announced over the weekend that he is leaving the entertainment industry. Thirty years after transforming cable television when he turned an Atlanta...

Younger Viewers Desert Fox News And Cnn

Each of the two major cable news networks have seen an extensive erosion of their younger-adult audience over the past year. According to CNN cofounder Reese Schonfeld, ratings figures indicate that viewers 25-54 are deserting...

Report: Cnn Facing Big Shakeup

New York Times TV reporter Bill Carter has predicted a big shakeup at CNN within three to six months. Appearing Sunday on MSNBC's The Chris Matthews Show to promote his new book, Desperate Networks, Carter...

It's Official: Cooper To Serve Double Duty On Cbs And Cnn

CBS confirmed Monday that CNN's Anderson Cooper will be brought aboard 60 Minutes to contribute up to five features a year beginning in the fall. He will also be permitted to rebroadcast the reports once...

Dobbs Lifts Cnn's Ratings, While Other Anchors' Plunge

Although overall ratings for CNN are down significantly from last year, those for Lou Dobbs in the 6:00 p.m. hour are up. Today's (Tuesday) Philadelphia Inquirer noted that Dobbs's commentaries on illegal immigration have been...

Report: Anderson Cooper To Join 60 Minutes

The Philadelphia Inquirer has added to the speculation that CNN's Anderson Cooper will be joining CBS's 60 Minutes by reporting that Cooper is expected to replay his CBS features on his own CNN show, Anderson...

State Department -- Too Boring For Tv?

CNN has moved Andrea Koppel from the State Department -- her beat for the past eight years -- and switched her to Capitol Hill. A source at the network told The Washingtonian: We were the...

Pbs Captures Four Peabody Awards

PBS was the big winner at Wednesday's Peabody Awards presentations, receiving recognition for Martin Scorsese's documentary portrait of Bob Dylan, No Direction Home; its POV documentary Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed; and the Vietnam War...

Not Everyone's Perky About Couric's Ascension

Wednesday's official announcement that Katie Couric will be leaving NBC's Today show at the end of next month to become anchor of the CBS Evening News about three months later received as much news coverage...

Couric Says She'll "Start A New Chapter"

Ending a spate of media speculation rivaled only by rumors over some pop stars' impending marriage or divorce, Katie Couric announced on NBC's Today show today that she will be leaving to become the anchor...

Cbs Iraq Reporter Responds To Bush, Cheney

CBS correspondent Lara Logan reacted angrily over the weekend to comments by President Bush and Vice President Cheney that the news media are not reporting on progress on the rebuilding of Iraq and are focusing...

Former Aiken Fans Take Aim At Cowell

The nine former CLAY AIKEN fans who filed a Federal Trading Commission complaint about being duped by the singer's sexuality have turned their attention to AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL. Cowell ridiculed the nine women...

Wynonna Goes Public With Rehab News To Beat The Tabloids

Country superstar WYNONNA went public with her food addiction problems on CNN talk show LARRY KING LIVE on Sunday (19MAR06), to beat US tabloids to the scoop. The singer was trying to play down the...

Cbs Gave Mike Wallace A Shove, Says Writer

David Blum, the author of Tick, Tick, Tick, about the history of CBS's 60 Minutes, said Sunday that Mike Wallace did not voluntarily agree to leave the magazine show. Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Blum...

Mills Mccartney Clashes With Canadian Minister On Tv

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's wife HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY clashed with Canadian government minister DANNY WILLIAMS live on television last night (03MAR06) over the controversial seal slaughter in Newfoundland. The former BEATLE and his activist wife journeyed...

Ex-cnn Anchor Brown: "The News In This Country Is A Business"

Former CNN anchor Aaron Brown has suggested that television viewers are responsible for the deterioration of broadcast news as much as the TV networks themselves.  "In the perfect democracy that I believe TV news is,...

Fonda Had Threesome?

Oscar-winning actress JANE FONDA video-taped a three-in-a-bed romp with her ex-husband TED TURNER and an unnamed brunette, according to an explosive new book. Author ALLAN MACDONELL, former editor of Hustler magazine, alleges the tape shows...

Ted Turner Retires

CNN founder and media mogul TED TURNER has decided to step down from his role on the board at Time Warner. The 67-year-old, who founded the Cable News Network in 1980 and merged his...

Tv News Blasted For Iraq Political Coverage

The editor of the New Republic has taken television news to task for shoddy reporting of the Iraqi political scene. In a column posted on the magazine's website on Tuesday, Peter Beinart observes that the...

Clooney Finds His Oscar "First" Amusing

During an appearance on CNN's Larry King Live Thursday night, George Clooney was introduced by King as "the first person ever to be Oscar nominated for acting and behind-the-scenes work for two different films in...

News Outlets Miffed By Veep's Fox News Exclusive

The Vice President Dick Cheney's decision to grant an exclusive interview to Fox News Channel about his hunting accident has riled the Washington news corps, especially after the story of the accident itself appeared first...

Gold Stunned By Anorexia Jibe

A cheeky fan left actress TRACY GOLD stunned when he called in to the LARRY KING LIVE live show on CNN earlier this week (beg06FEB06) and mocked her battle with eating disorder anorexia. The...

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