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ABC News Producer Marries Subject of Story - Posted July 17, 2012
Eric M. Strauss, a producer for ABC's Newsmagazines has married Bridget Kelly, who was the subject of a story Strauss had covered over the years. Ke... [TVNewser]

HBO Releases Full-Length 'Game Change' Trailer, And TV News Has a Starring Role - Posted February 1, 2012
HBO has released the full-length trailer for its upcoming movie "Game Change," and television news seems to be a major plot point. There is a lot of talk about "creating a dynamic moment," YouTube and the 24-hour news cycle, while an interview Sarah Palin gave to ABC's Charles Gibson is featured... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Celebrates Seven Years As 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor - Posted December 2, 2011
Today marks seven years behind the desk for "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams. Williams officially took the reins from Tom Brokaw on December 2, 2004... [TVNewser]

TV Watcher Asks: 'Is Charlie Rose Too Old For This?' - Posted November 11, 2011
The news that Charlie Rose will be a part of CBS's re-imagined morning news show still has a lot people buzzing today. In ... [TVNewser]

Couric on Palin: 'She Was Done With Me' - Posted October 6, 2011
Former CBS Evening News anchor K... [FishbowlDC]

'GMA' Shrinks Gap with 'Today' to Lowest in 4 Years - Posted August 24, 2011
Bloomberg has an interesting look today at the increasingly competitive morning show ratings battle. As we've ... [TVNewser]

Where Retired Anchormen Go - Posted April 16, 2011
Charles Gibson retired from ABC News in 2009, but he hasn't retired from the interviewing and in-front-of-the-camera work he'd done for almost 40 years, he's just doing it now f... [TVNewser]

What Ben Sherwood Inherits: 'GMA,' 'World News,' 'This Week,' and 'Nightline' by the Numbers - Posted December 3, 2010
Ben Sherwood not only inherits from David Westin (right at ABC News HQ this morning) a smaller ABC News staff then the one he left four years ago, he'll also be overseeing... [TVNewser]

Ian Cameron to Leave ABC's 'This Week' - Posted November 19, 2010
First on TVNewser: Ian Cameron, the executive producer of ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour," is leaving the program at the end of t... [TVNewser]

David Doss Leaving CNN's 'AC360' - Posted October 15, 2010
The senior executive producer of CNN's "AC360," David Doss, is leaving the program, TVNewser has learned. He will remain with CNN, and will work in the network's program development group under ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: 2009-2010 Season - Posted September 21, 2010
The ratings are in the for just-completed 2009-2010 network evening news season. And when compared to 2008-2009 season, "NBC Nightly News" ABC's "World News" and the "CBS Evening News" have lost a combined 739,000 Total Viewers and a combined 338,000 A25-54 viewers. "Nightly News with Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 23 - Posted August 31, 2010
A less than stellar summer week for the three network evening newscasts. As we mentioned, the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" tied an all-time low. The nation's #1 newscast, "NBC Nightly News" also lost viewers during a week the show sent its star anchor ... [TVNewser]

'World News' wins WGA Award - Posted February 22, 2010
•The Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the 2010 WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing. "World News with Charles Gibson, written by ... [TVNewser]

Major Shifts At ABC PR Coincide With Recent Anchor Changes - Posted January 4, 2010
First on PRNewser: With the recent anchor changes at ABC News, there is a major shift in publicists representing each of the news broadcasts. Natalie Raabe, who had been the publicist for "World News with ... [PRNewser]

2009 TVNewser Poll Results: Brian Williams #1 - Posted December 24, 2009
We continue providing the results from a round of polls we asked on Dec. 31, 2008. One of the questions we asked was, By This Time Next Year Which Network News Broadcast Will Be #1? 59% of you said NBC "Nightly News with Brian Williams" would remain in first place. It is.... [TVNewser]

David Westin to ABC Staff: New GMA 'Off to a Strong Start...' 'This is a Marathon' - Posted December 17, 2009
ABC News president David Westin sent a memo to the ABC News staff this morning about the first few days of the new GMA and the last few days of "World News with Charles Gibson." You will have noticed that, for both GMA and World News, our transitions by design have been... [TVNewser]

Gibson to Anchor "World News" from White House, Gets Obama Interview - Posted December 16, 2009
President Barack Obama interview with Charles Gibson of ABC News, (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) ABC News' Charles Gibson interviewed President Barack Obama today at the White House. The interview covered the w... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Begins Promo Push for 'World News with Diane Sawyer' - Posted December 15, 2009
At the end of last night's "World News with Charles Gibson", the first "World News with Diane Sawyer" promo went to air. Here it is: ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Dec. 7 - Posted December 15, 2009
In Charles Gibson's second-to-last week as anchor of "World News," he drew 8.8M Total Viewers, up 500,000 from the week prior, but still more than a million behind NBC Nightly News with Brian Wi... [TVNewser]

Bob Woodruff to Report from Climate Conference - Posted December 6, 2009
ABC's Bob Woodruff heads to Copenhagen where he'll begin reporting tomorrow as world leaders meet for the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Woodruff will report for ABC News' broadcasts and platforms, including "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Nov. 9 - Posted November 18, 2009
The "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" put up its best numbers in more than 9 months last week (week of Feb. 2). And ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Safer, Sawyer, Gibson, O'Reilly Turn Out to Remember Don Hewitt - Posted October 19, 2009
This morning the Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center was packed with friends and colleagues of legendary CBS Newsman Don Hewitt, who died in August. In attendance, Hewitt's "60 Minutes" correspondent corps including ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Oct. 5 - Posted October 13, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams had a 780K Total Viewer lead over #2 World News with Charles Gibson, while Gibson's program topped #2 CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

The Media Divide: Who's Keeping up with the Joneses? - Posted September 16, 2009
Politico's Michael Calderone and Mike Allen take an in-depth look at how the news these days looks different depending on where you watch. From birthers to tea parties to town halls and - not to mention President Obama's speech las... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 7 - Posted September 16, 2009
The week after his retirement was announced, Charlie Gibson was back on top of the evening news ratings. ABC's "Wo... [TVNewser]

'World News:' Where Things Stand - Posted September 14, 2009
ABC News is going to spend considerable time this week talking about what happened this week, one year ago. "From Wall Street to Main Street: Where Things Stand" is a 5-part series airing on 'World News' with Charles Gibson. • Tonight - Betsy Stark reports on jobs - Where can you find... [TVNewser]

Media People On The Move - Posted September 2, 2009
Leading the media people news today is the news that Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer will be joining 'World News' to replace Charles Gibson, who's retiring at the end of the year. FishbowlNY ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Charlie Gibson Retires, Diane Sawyer To Take Over "World News" - Posted September 2, 2009
There will be a big change at one network's evening news desk starting next year. ABC News announced today that Charles Gibson, who has anchored the news channel's "World News" nightly ... [Fishbowl NY]

Charlie Gibson Retires, Diane Sawyer To Take Over "World News" - Posted September 2, 2009
There will be a big change at one network's evening news desk starting next year. ABC News announced today that Charles Gibson, who has anchored the news channel's "World News" nightly ... [FishbowlNY]

More Tributes To Sen. Kennedy - Posted August 26, 2009
As the day has progressed, many media outlets have announced plans to pay tribute to Sen. Edward Kennedy. Here's some of what we're getting ready to see: Time magazine is planning a... [Fishbowl NY]

More Tributes To Sen. Kennedy - Posted August 26, 2009
As the day has progressed, many media outlets have announced plans to pay tribute to Sen. Edward Kennedy. Here's some of what we're getting ready to see: Time magazine is planning a... [FishbowlNY]

Kennedy Coverage - Posted August 26, 2009
Network specials and coverage of Ted Kennedy's death are being announced. Here's a rundown: ABC News ABC News will broadcast an hour special on the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, anchored by Charles Gibson from Hyannis Port, MA and Diane Sawyer in New York. The ABC News Special, "Remembering ... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 17 - Posted August 25, 2009
NBC Nightly News was #1 again last week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo, with Lester Holt, Ann Curry and David Gregory in for Brian Williams. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 10 - Posted August 18, 2009
The summer slump may be ending for the evening newscasts. All three shows were up in the demo, while ABC World News and CBS Evening News also grew in Total Viewers week-to-week. NBC Nightly News shed 200K Total Viewers week-to-week, still finishing first in both categories. World News with Charles Gibson topped... [TVNewser]

Network Statements On The Death Of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 19, 2009
ABC News Anchor Charles Gibson: "Walter Cronkite was and always will be the gold standard. His objectivity, his even-handedness, his news judgment are all great examples. He, as much as anyone, is responsible for developing network television news. He set the standard. He told it 'the way it is' and all... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Show Remembrances for Walter Cronkite; 'Evening News' Voiceover Retired - Posted July 18, 2009
The Saturday morning news broadcasts turned into tributes to Walter Cronkite. On CBS' "The Early Show" weekday anchors Harry Smith and ... [TVNewser]

ABC Statements on the Death of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 17, 2009
• ABC News President David Westin: "Walter Cronkite set an example for all broadcast journalism by simply doing his best to tell us the truth about things that matter, with courage and without partisanship. We will miss him, but will seek to keep his spirit alive by following his example." • ABC News... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.15.09 - Posted July 15, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 6 - Posted July 14, 2009
All three evening newscasts were down in Total Viewers week-to-week last week, following the death of Michael Jackson which gave a spike in viewership the two weeks prior. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams wins again with an 800,000 Total Viewer lead over #2 ABC World News with Charles Gibson. Gibson's broadcast ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.13.09 - Posted July 13, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 29 - Posted July 7, 2009
NBC Nightly News won the week, but lost about 40,000 Total Viewers from the week prior. The Brian Williams broadcast still had a 1.19M viewer lead over #2 ABC World News. The Charles Gibson broadcast gained 160,000 viewers week-to-week and had ts best delivery since the week of May 4. And for... [TVNewser]

"Everyone Is Waiting For The Next Great Katie Moment" - Posted June 26, 2009
After her now-famous interview of Gov. Sarah Palin, MarketWatch's Jon Friedman writes ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 15 - Posted June 23, 2009
The week of June 15, 2009 will go down as the lowest-rated for two of the three network evening newscasts as far back as the records go - the 1991-92 season. The CBS Evening News dipped below 5m Total Viewers for the first time and ABC World News was below 6.5m... [TVNewser]

New All-Time Lows for Both CBS & ABC Evening Newscasts - Posted June 23, 2009
Breaking: TVNewser has learned the CBS Evening News has once again set an all-time low last week with 4.89 million Total Viewers and 1.42 million A25-54 viewers. But it was also the lowest (since records began in the 1991-'92 season) for ABC's World News with Charles Gibson. The Gibson program drew... [TVNewser]

ABC Asks Nielsen to Investigate After Low 'World News' Friday - Posted June 16, 2009
Breaking: TVNewser has learned ABC is asking Nielsen to investigate their "World News" ratings for Friday - the day of the DTV switch. Insiders tell us Friday's Total Viewer number was 4.09 million - that's off from a 7.34 million Total Viewer average the show had been putting up on Friday's... [TVNewser]

ABC = All Barack Channel On Wednesday, June 24th - Posted June 15, 2009
On Wednesday, June 24th, ABC News will invade the White House for Good Morning America, World News, Primetime and Nightline coverage of healthcare, exclusive interviews and a town hall conversation with the President. "Good Morning America" will kick off the day from the South Lawn of the White House and will air... [FishbowlDC]

Charlie Gibson & Diane Sawyer to Moderate Primetime Health Care Conversation from the White House - Posted June 15, 2009
As the president continues to sell his health care plan - today in front of doctors at the AMA conference in Chicago - ABC News announced it is hosting a primetime special called "Questions for the President: Prescription for America." Next Wednesday June 24 at 10pmET Ch... [TVNewser]

Which Murder Is More Newsworthy? Bill O'Reilly Debates - Posted June 11, 2009
Bill O'Reilly and FNC analyst Ellis Henican had a heated discussion last night about which story — the murder of Dr. Tiller or Private Long — was more newsworthy, and why each was covered the way it was in the media. The ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 1 - Posted June 9, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the #1 evening newscast again last week with a more than 800,000 viewer lead over #2 World News with Charles Gibson. And with an average of 5.18M Total Viewers, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric h... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 18 - Posted May 27, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams has reached the half-year mark for consecutive A25-54 demo wins, finishing first for the 26th time last week. However it is the third consecutive week ABC World News with Charles Gibson has narrowed the gap between the programs, with a demo difference of just 170,000... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 4 - Posted May 12, 2009
For the 30th consecutive week, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top-rated evening newscast in Total Viewers last week. But it's getting closer. ABC World News with Charles Gibson pulled to the smallest difference between the two programs since the week of November 3 — more than six months... [TVNewser]

ABC World News' Hubble Blasts Off - Posted May 7, 2009
ABC's World News with Charles Gibson is planning extensive coverage of Monday's mission for seven astronauts to repair the Hubble telescope. World News had behind-the-scenes for the training and preparation before the mission, beginning more than a year ago. Some back st... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 27 - Posted May 7, 2009
Nightly News with Brian Williams won the week in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. The NBC broadcast as well as ABC's World News with Charles Gibson gained viewers week-over-week. CBS Evening News with Katie Couric was down slightly in ... [TVNewser]

Dylan Ratigan Stays On NBC|ABC News Launches YouTube Channel|Amazon PItches Kindle To Students|Portfolio's Havens Finds A Home At The Atlantic|Gawker Advertises - Posted May 6, 2009
TVNewser: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Dylan Ratigan Stays On NBC|ABC News Launches YouTube Channel|Amazon PItches Kindle To Students|Portfolio's Havens Finds A Home At The Atlantic|Gawker Advertises - Posted May 6, 2009
TVNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Totally Tubular: ABC News Launches YouTube Channel - Posted May 6, 2009
Need a quick hit of ABC News? Now you can get your fix on YouTube. The network announced their YouTube channel, YouTube.com/ABCNEWS today. The site will offer visitors breaking news and highlights from "Good Morning America," "World News with Charles Gibson," "Nightline," "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," "20... [FishbowlDC]

Obama's 100th Day Media Preview - Posted April 29, 2009
UPDATED: As you know, TODAY marks the President's first 100 days in office. FBDC has compiled a list of coverage, events and/or special reports for the event. We'll continue updating throughout the day so send us your organization's info and plans to be added to the mix. Last Night On ABC's "Nightline"... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.24.09 - Posted April 24, 2009
Photo by Getty Images Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC World News Wins Overseas Award - Posted April 23, 2009
ABC News picked up an Overseas Press Club Award last night — the only broadcast network to win an award. World News with Charles Gibson won for the David Kaplan Award for best TV spot news reporting from abroad. The winning series of segments, "China's Earthquake," featured correspondents Stephanie Sy and ... [TVNewser]

How The Evening Newscasts Covered the Tea Parties - Posted April 15, 2009
• NBC Nightly News led with two stories on tax day. Lee Cowan reported on the tea parties while Savannah Guthrie reported on the White House message of middle class tax cuts. In his open, Brian Williams said the tea parties were, "organiz... [TVNewser]

ABC News Uses VoloMedia For Podcast Pre-Rolls - Posted March 26, 2009
ABC News has chosen VoloMedia to help monetize its podcasts. Nightline, World News with Charles Gibson, Good Morning America and other ABC News Programs will be a part of VoloMedia's Business, News, and Politics Verticals. VoloMedia is already working with MSNBC and FOX News inserting pre-roll advertisements for podcasts. TV networks are... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Cokie Roberts To Receive First Amendment Award; Google Too - Posted March 6, 2009
ABC's Charles Gibson and Sam Donaldson will present the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award to Cokie Roberts at the RTNDF's 19th annual First Amend... [TVNewser]

Charlie and Weezy On Kimmel, and a News/Entertainment "Throw" - Posted March 4, 2009
For the past two nights, at the conclusion of ABC's Nightline, Cynthia McFadden and Martin Bashir "threw" to the talk show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," promoting the program immediately following the news show. The New York Observer ... [TVNewser]

Jonathan Karl Gets First Post-White House Interview with Laura Bush - Posted February 26, 2009
ABC's Senior Congressional Correspondent Jonathan Karl sits down with former First Lady Laura Bush for her first television interview since leaving the White House last month. The interview b... [TVNewser]

Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET (right after our TVNewser Summit party tonight in NYC — it's not too late to RSVP). Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican respon... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
From TVNewser... Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET. Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican response. Each network's coverage plans after the jump. ABC: Charles Gibson and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Ross, Concorde, Rather... - Posted February 20, 2009
> ABC's Brian Ross, and his team, are on the hunt for Bernie Madoff's billions. The search is leading them to Switzerland and Africa. The report tonight on World News with Charles Gibson.... [TVNewser]

Couric's Evening News Cuts Gap With ABC World News - Posted February 18, 2009
The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric continues to defy the odds, which started to play in her favor during her presidential campaign coverage. If you believed the ske... [TVNewser]

ABC, NBC Tout Newscast Web Gains - Posted February 18, 2009
• "World News with Charles Gibson's" digital properties, including the "World Newser' blog, continue to display sizeable gains week-to-week and versus a year ago. According to ABC's measurements, for the week of February 9th on the "World News" section on ABCNEWS.com, page views were up 38% week-to-week and 109% year-to-year; video... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Sam Donaldson to Retire from ABC News - Posted February 16, 2009
What better day for Sam Donaldson to announce his retirement than on Presidents' Day. Donaldson, who covered presidents from Kennedy to Obama, is retiring next week from full time work at ABC News. The 41-year ABC News vet will continue to appear occasionally on Th... [TVNewser]

ABCNews.com's January Boost - Posted February 11, 2009
ABCNews.com has released its January numbers, and like the Websites of other news organizations, ABCNews.com saw a boost thanks to the inauguration. The site had 22.1 million unique visitors in January, up 24% month-over-month. Video views increased 50% year-over-year. ABC News' mobile site, m.abcnews.com, increased 5% in page views versus the previous... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

NPF Awards 2009: Celebratory Funeral - Posted February 11, 2009
In case you haven't heard: newspapers are dying... people are getting fired... laid off... buyouts are the new bonus. If for any reason attendees at the 26th Annual NPF Awards had forgotten about the dismal state of their industry, there were plenty of speakers on hand to remind them. While guests dined on... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 2 - Posted February 10, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was again the #1 network evening newscast last week, besting its prior week viewership. ABC's World News with Charles Gibson and the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric were down slightly in Total Viewers. ... [TVNewser]

Pilots and Pregnancies: What To Expect Monday Morning - Posted February 6, 2009
Expect some big ratings from all three network morning shows on Monday. Here's why: • ABC — Good Morning America will conduct the "first live television interview and reunion of the captain, crew and passengers of U.S. Airways Flight 1549." What that means — although Katie Couric already interviewed this group for... [TVNewser]

ABC To Help Houston Woman Keep Her "Favorite News Program" - Posted January 29, 2009
...and it's not TMZ TV. No, it's World News with Charles Gibson. In a post from the World Newser blog, producers noticed in a New York Times story about the digital TV switch that 77-year-old Vesta Clemmons of Houston is one of the 6.5 million Americans who could end up with no... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

ABC Digital Rushes Inauguration Video to Store Sites - Posted January 26, 2009
ABC News announced today that it will be releasing a commemorative three-hour DVD, "A Moment in History: The Inauguration of Barack Obama" on March 3. The ABC News production will be the first commercially available DVD of the Inauguration and will be offered for pre-order at the ABC News Store and... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

ABC World News #1 in Fast Affiliates - Posted January 21, 2009
ABC had the top-rated evening newscast last night according to Nielsen Fast Affiliate ratings of the nation's largest markets. World News with Charles Gibson averaged 10,742,000 Total Viewers; NBC Nightly News had 10,497,000 and the CBS Evening News had 7,339,000. All three br... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric: "Sometimes I'm Jealous of the Real Estate on the Cable Networks" - Posted January 20, 2009
The LATimes' Matea Gold catches up with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric in Washington, DC where she is anchoring the culmination o... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.20.09 - Posted January 20, 2009
Happy Inauguration Day Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of ... [FishbowlDC]

Inauguration Notes: ABC, CNN, CBS... - Posted January 12, 2009
• ABC's World News with Charles Gibson will air an expanded, 90-minute edition on Inauguration Day, from 6:30-8pmET. The 6:30 half-hour broadcast airs with limited commercial interruptions, and will run in pattern across the country. The extra hour will be available live at 7pmET. ABC previously ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.09.09 - Posted January 9, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Announces Inauguration Plans - Posted January 8, 2009
ABC News has released its plans for the Presidential Inauguration, and they are promising "more coverage...than any other broadcast network." Coverage begins at 7amET. Some notes: • Good Morning America will air for three hours, followed at 10amET with "Inauguration 2009" anchored by Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Evening Newscasts Ending Year Surprisingly Strong - Posted December 24, 2008
NBC Nightly News EP Bob Epstein has been on the job for two weeks. He's off to a great start. The NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Dec. 15 - Posted December 23, 2008
The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric saw their most Total Viewers last week in nearly two years, with NBC winning in the category for the 10th week in a row. NBC had its highest Total Viewer average since the week of February... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Dec. 1 - Posted December 9, 2008
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams won both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo last week, but the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric scored big as well — amassing its largest Total Viewer average since the week of March 3. Week-to-week, all networks were up in the demo while ABC and... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Carl Bernstein: Bush 'Straight Talk' Book Would Sell - Posted December 3, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Reports of the death of the power lunch are, by the looks of things at Michael's today, most definitely premature. It will be a sure sign of the apocalypse when the regulars at 55th & Fifth stop showing up to cook up their next big move over burgers and... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Carl Bernstein: Bush 'Straight Talk' Book Would Sell - Posted December 3, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Reports of the death of the power lunch are, by the looks of things at Michael's today, most definitely premature. It will be a sure sign of the apocalypse when the regulars at 55th & Fifth stop showing up to cook up their next big move over burgers and... [FishbowlNY]

David Gregory the Buzz at Business Emmys - Posted December 2, 2008
The event may have been to honor the best in business reporting, but the buzz at the top of the Rock this afternoon was who would be taking over the nation's #1 public affairs show — David Gregory's soon-to-be announced gig as moderator of Meet the Press. Insider... [TVNewser]

Taishoff Award Goes To Gibson - Posted December 2, 2008
The National Press Foundation has named ABC News' Charles Gibson the recipient of its 2008 Sol Taishoff Award for Distinguished Contributions to Broadcast Journalism. The full release after the jump... The award will be presented at NPF's 26th annual awards dinner, taking place February 10, 2009 at the Hilton Washington Hotel. Gibson is the... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Gibson, Afghanistan, $$$$... - Posted November 25, 2008
> ABC's Charles Gibson will interview Pres. and Mrs. Bush at Camp David this weekend. The interview will air Monday on "World News." Gibson will fly with the Bushes aboard Marine One and then conduct a wide-ranging interview at the presidential compound. > Tonight, BBC World News America turns its attention... [TVNewser]

Could a Population of Ecuadorian Dwarfs Help Researchers Find Important New Drugs To Prevent Cancer? - Posted November 18, 2008
...that's the headline of a press release we just received from ABC's Nightline. Correspondent Jeffrey Kofman travels "to the remote villages of southern Ecuador with scientists who are studying this extraordinary group of people who are just three or four feet tall," says the release. Kofman reveals that throughout its existence,... [TVNewser]

Critic Slams Lauer, Van Susteren Over Palin Interviews - Posted November 11, 2008
She may be TV ratings gold, but TV critic David Zurawick isn't liking what he's seeing in this week's Matt Lauer and Greta Van Susteren interviews with Gov. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.06.08 - Posted November 6, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Times Square Transformed For ABC Election Night - Posted November 4, 2008
After stopping by the CNN viewing party in Duffy Square we headed a few blocks south to ABC's Times Square studios. As we walked in, GMA Weekend anchor Bill Weir was heading outside to begin live shots for the network's coverage. On the second floor... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: FNC, ABC, FBN... - Posted October 30, 2008
> Mike Huckabee interviews SNL EP Lorne Michaels and Bill Maher on his FNC program at 8pmET on Saturday. Also as guests — celebrities from opposite sides of the political spectrum, ... [TVNewser]

All Three Nets Expand Shows on Election Eve - Posted October 30, 2008
ABC is about to announce that it will expand "World News with Charles Gibson" to an hour Monday night. Last week CBS and NBC announced expanded Evening News and Nightly News broadcasts on the night before the election. For ABC, Charlie Gibson will anchor Monday's ... [TVNewser]

Obama and the Media: ABC, NBC, MSNBC - Posted October 28, 2008
Just as Sen. John McCain (and his running mate) have been making the rounds on the networks and cablers recently, so will his opponent, Sen. Barack Obama. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Oct. 20 - Posted October 28, 2008
Brian Williams' interviews with Sarah Palin may have been enough to make his the #1 evening newscast last week. NBC Nightly News came in first in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. It was Nightly's best week in two months and the best in six weeks for ABC's World News with... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.28.08 - Posted October 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Election Night Plans - Posted October 27, 2008
ABC News will be taking over Times Square next Tuesday night for their Vote 2008 coverage. Real time election results will be revealed "on three iconic screens - ABC's Super Sign, the enormous digital facade of NASDAQ and the 23-story high Reuters sign," reads the press release. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 10.17.08 - Posted October 17, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Oct. 6 - Posted October 14, 2008
There wasn't much movement week-to-week in the evening news ratings, but ABC World News' slight gains in Total Viewers pushed it over the top for first place (by 40,000). NBC Nightly News finished first in the A25-54 demo by just 10,000. Charles Gibson and ABC were on the bus, broadcasting from battleground... [TVNewser]

Ian Cameron To Become EP at "This Week" - Posted October 6, 2008
TV Week reports (and FishbowlDC confirms), Ian Cameron will be named EP of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." An... [TVNewser]

Networks Cover as House Passes Bailout - Posted October 3, 2008
Well, second time's a charm. The House passed the bailout bill this afternoon which was approved earlier this week by the Senate. All the networks (and cablers) took the vote live as it was ending around 1:24pmET. Charles Gibson anchore... [TVNewser]

Debate On, Anchors in Place - Posted September 26, 2008
Katie, Brian, Shepard and hundreds of other TVNewsers are breathing a sigh of relief today. Their trips to Oxford, Mississippi will not be in vain. Around 11:26amET, word came that John McCain would participate in tonight's first of three presidential debates. Here's the timing of the confirmation and the reporting of the... [TVNewser]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 26, 2008
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Morning Reading List, 09.25.08 - Posted September 25, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Gibson Gets Clinton and Bush, Sr. Together - Posted September 24, 2008
Charles Gibson interviewed former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush together ... [TVNewser]

60 Minutes Wins Three Emmys, PBS Wins 10 - Posted September 23, 2008
CBS' 60 Minutes won more awards than any other program last night at the 29th annual News and Documentary Emmys ceremony. The network with the most awards was PBS, which won 10. CBS won five total awards — CBS Sunday Morning won the other two. ABC won four award... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (.com edition): CNN, MSNBC, ABC... - Posted September 17, 2008
> CNN.com has won the Online News Associations' general excellence award. One of the reasons cited was it, "takes user content seriously and integrates it into the whole, opening a new era of networked content." > MSNBC.com launched The Hansen Files, dedicated to Dateline NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 8 - Posted September 16, 2008
Helped by strong ratings on Thursday and Friday thanks to Charles Gibson's interview with Gov. Sarah Palin, ABC's World News was the top-rated evening news broadcast in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.15.08 - Posted September 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

20/20 Palin Special Top on Friday - Posted September 13, 2008
ABC News' 20/20 special, "The Interview: Sarah Palin with Charles Gibson" was the most watched TV program yesterday. The program aired at 10pm featured more of Gibson's interview with the... [TVNewser]

Two Interviews Down, One To Go For Charlie Gibson and Gov. Sarah Palin - Posted September 12, 2008
The reviews are in for the political 'get' of this long campaign. With two interviews already in the can, and one more set for today, TV writers are giving their thoughts on Charles Gibson's performance so far. • ... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson's "Tough Road" in Alaska - Posted September 11, 2008
The NYTimes' Alessandra Stanley calls part I of Charles Gibson's three-part interview with Gov. Sa... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.11.08 - Posted September 11, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 1 - Posted September 9, 2008
In a week marked by Hurricane Gustav coverage and the RNC, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was the top rated evening newscast in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo last week. All three broadcasts were up from the previous week at the DNC, in both categories. ABC's World News with... [TVNewser]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted September 9, 2008
Morning Cup of Schadenfreude: Brought to you today by E. Scott Reckard who writes: Suggesting that ... [FishbowlLA]

James Rainey Has Questions For Sarah Palin - Posted September 9, 2008
Jame Rainey tackles the call for 'deference' in interviewing Sarah Palin. 'Deference' that you would use while interviewing a monarch or a child star... [FishbowlLA]

Anchors, Networks Stand Up to Cancer - Posted September 6, 2008
The network anchors are finishing up a week that has taken them to three states in four days: Louisiania, Minnesota and California. The Big 3 emceed last night's Stand up to Cancer event. USA today called it, "an unusual alliance" since ABC, CBS and NBC also aired the one hour special... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.04.08 - Posted September 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 18 - Posted August 26, 2008
The final week of the Olympics and lead-up to the DNC saw a viewer drop-off for all three two of the three evening newscasts last week. Nightly News with Brian Williams was again the winner beating #2 World News with Charles Gibson by two million Total Viewers. The Gibson broadcast was... [TVNewser]

HD Coming For World News - Posted August 24, 2008
Earlier this week, a TVNewser tipster emailed that ABC World News Now was being broadcast from Washington, D.C. rather than New York. "They're actually switching over to HD. A lot of people are making that conversion at home right now. We are, too, at ABC," said anchor ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Hits the Road in Run-Up to Election - Posted August 21, 2008
High gas prices? What high gas prices? ABC News, in partnership with USA Today, is going the extra mile (or several thousand) to report from all 50 states leading up to the November 4 election. ABC News' anchors and correspondents and USA Today's reporters and photographers will report on one state... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.11.08 - Posted August 11, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Announces Convention Plans - Posted August 8, 2008
ABC News announced it's plans for the 2008 DNC and GOP conventions. Leading the coverage will be Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 28 - Posted August 5, 2008
Another split decision for the evening newscasts. Nightly News with Brian Williams won in Total Viewers while World News with Charles Gibson won the A25-54 demo last week. Last Monday saw Williams' interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad f... [TVNewser]

Cablers Cover LA Earthquake - Posted July 29, 2008
The cable news channels are covering the aftermath of a 5.8 earthquake (now downgraded to 5.4) centered 29 miles east-southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The quake struck 11:42amPT. MSNBC's ... [TVNewser]

Terry Moran Gets Obama In Baghdad - Posted July 21, 2008
A day after CBS's Lara Logan got an interview with Barack Obama in... [TVNewser]

And the First Obama Overseas Interview Goes To... - Posted July 20, 2008
CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan, who just relocated to Washington DC, was the first correspondent to interview ... [TVNewser]

Brian, Charlie, Katie To Report on Obama Overseas - Posted July 17, 2008
The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg reports that when Barack Obama heads for Iraq and other locations overseas this summer, NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 30 - Posted July 8, 2008
The Fourth of July holiday week was not kind to the network evening newscasts. All three were down week-to-week, NBC & ABC both down more than 600K Total Viewers. Last week was also the lowest ever Total Viewer and A25-54 delivery for World News with Charles Gibson since the start of... [TVNewser]

As Today Widens Gap, Questions Arise About GMA - Posted July 7, 2008
In a story that is primarily about the Today show's morning dominance, the NYTimes' Bill Carter also talked with insiders about Today's nearest competitor, Good Morning America and their star anchor Diane Sawyer. Carter writes, a "network news executive, who has worked with Ms. Sawyer,... [TVNewser]

It's A Small World After All - Posted July 6, 2008
We thought Google Earth made it a small world, but beginning tomorrow, and for the following three Mondays, ABC's World News with Charles Gibson examines what a small world it really is. (With deference, we're sure, to the ride by the same name at their corporate cousin.) "Small World," the series, features... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 03.21.08 - Posted March 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS Most of ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.07.08 - Posted March 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | JOBS You think Hillary can still score the Democratic nomination. NEWSPAPERS ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.25.08 - Posted January 25, 2008
Good morning Washington (unless you're Jewish, in which case you're bummed that the WHCA dinner falls on Passover). And, on this day in 1961, JFK held the first televised conference. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.27.07 - Posted December 27, 2007
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS Most of you sp... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.26.07 - Posted December 26, 2007
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS You don't want ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.04.07 - Posted October 4, 2007
Good morning Washington. Trader Joes edged out Whole Foods as the grocery store du jour. An NBC release announced, "As the competitive gap between 'NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams' and ABC 'World News' continues to narrow, 'Nightly News' became the most... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.30.07 - Posted August 30, 2007
Good morning Washington. You're completely torn on the journalists dating journalists issue. The Pew Weekly News Interest Index shows, "Michael Vick's legal troubles attracted a large news audience last week. ...... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 16 - Posted July 24, 2007
For the first time in 12 weeks, NBC Nightly News has won the ratings race. The Brian Williams broadcast outdrew World News with Charles Gibson by 290,000 total viewers. ABC News points out Gibson was off last week. Also, World News aired out of its normal time period... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 07.18.07 - Posted July 18, 2007
Good morning Washington. Do tell! What are these mythical "other" beaches you are running off to? An ABC release announced, "For the twelfth consecutive week, ABC's 'World News with Charles Gibson' was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Hous... [FishbowlDC]

Big 3 Emmy Noms: Nightly On Top - Posted July 17, 2007
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams leads his evening competitors when it comes to the Emmy awards race. Of its 14 total News & Documentary nominations, 9 are for Nightly. The remaining nominations went to Dateline and the Today show. World News wit... [TVNewser]

The 'Killer' Backlash Against NBC 'Pornography' - Posted April 20, 2007
As Brian Williams said on Wednesday, airing the Virginia Tech shooter's "manifesto" was a "sick business," and has turned into more than a bit of a P.R. nightmare for the peacock network. Here's a brief timeline/summary of the heat on NBC: Wednesday 6:00PM E... [Fishbowl NY]

The 'Killer' Backlash Against NBC 'Pornography' - Posted April 20, 2007
As Brian Williams said on Wednesday, airing the Virginia Tech shooter's "manifesto" was a "sick business," and has turned into more than a bit of a P.R. nightmare for the peacock network. Here's a brief timeline/summary of the heat on NBC: Wednesday 6:00PM E... [FishbowlNY]

Times Corrects Stanley's Gibson 'Swipe' — One Of Them, At Least - Posted March 9, 2007
Following yesterday's Alessandra Stanley column on Brian Williams' Iraq anchoring and subsequent ... [Fishbowl NY]

Times Corrects Stanley's Gibson 'Swipe' — One Of Them, At Least - Posted March 9, 2007
Following yesterday's Alessandra Stanley column on Brian Williams' Iraq anchoring and subsequent ... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News SVP Slams Times' Stanley: A 'Gratuitous and Unfounded Swipe' - Posted March 8, 2007
Alessandra Stanley sneaks in a few zingers on Charles Gibson at the end her Times piece today on Brian Williams' Iraq tour: Mr. Gibson hasn't exactly ov... [Fishbowl NY]

ABC News SVP Slams Times' Stanley: A 'Gratuitous and Unfounded Swipe' - Posted March 8, 2007
Alessandra Stanley sneaks in a few zingers on Charles Gibson at the end her Times piece today on Brian Williams' Iraq tour: Mr. Gibson hasn't exactly ov... [FishbowlNY]

Taking Out The Trash, 01.23.07 - Posted January 23, 2007
Bolo tie wins. Just goes to show there is a difference between should wear and will wear. Jack Shafer on words journalists should not use. "Cheney, media to take stand in Libby perjury case" An ABC release announc... [FishbowlDC]

Media's Obama-mania Pauses For Hil'ville - Posted January 22, 2007
Hillary Clinton's television media schedule, next 24 hours: NBC Nightly News (Brian Williams interviews) ABC's World News (Charles Gibson) CBS Evening News (... [Fishbowl NY]

Media's Obama-mania Pauses For Hil'ville - Posted January 22, 2007
Hillary Clinton's television media schedule, next 24 hours: NBC Nightly News (Brian Williams interviews) ABC's World News (Charles Gibson) CBS Evening News (... [FishbowlNY]

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