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Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.27.14
Diane Sawyer Exits ABC World News; Shakeup at The View

Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.02.12
Ad Agencies Cut Staff; Networks Announce Debate Coverage

Revolving Door Newsletter: 09.18.12
Big Name Guest Hosts Step In at GMA; Fox Films Loses Its Co-CEO

Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.14.11
HuffPo Poaches Vanity Fair; Reuters Lands Editor-At-Large

Revolving Door Newsletter: 01.08.10
Changes at CNN; NBC Rethinks Late-Night Lineup

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.11.09
Nielsen Unloads Eight Titles; Exec Shakeup at Tribune Co.

Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.04.09
Nat Geo Adventure Folds; Stephanopoulos to GMA?

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Lara Spencer's Flea Market Fete - Posted September 16, 2014
"Good Morning America" anchors Robin Roberts, Amy Robach, George Stephanopoulos and Ginger Zee hosted a party to celebrate ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lara Spencer's Flea Market Fete - Posted September 16, 2014
"Good Morning America" anchors Robin Roberts, Amy Robach, George Stephanopoulos and Ginger Zee hosted a party to celebrate ... [FishbowlNY]

Lara Spencer's Flea Market Fete - Posted September 16, 2014
"Good Morning America" anchors Robin Roberts, Amy Robach, George Stephanopoulos and Ginger Zee hosted a party to celebrate ... [TVNewser]

Tom Cibrowski Will Wake Up Later on Monday - Posted September 12, 2014
Today was Tom Cibrowski's final day as Senior EP of "Good Morning America." Cibrowski moves upstairs at ABC News to the position of senior VP of programs, newsgathering and special events. Michael Corn, below with Cibrowski in ... [TVNewser]

Joan Rivers Funeral: 'I Have Never Seen Anything Like It' - Posted September 8, 2014
Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Charlie Rose, ... [TVNewser]

ICYMI - ABC News Promotions, August 2014 Cable Ratings, USA Today Cuts - Posted September 3, 2014
POLITICO: Dylan Byers reports that Thursday morning, ABC News president ... [FishbowlDC]

Exclusive: The Dish on That Book About Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour - Posted September 3, 2014
School is back in session for the cool kids and they showed up in droves at their favorite cafeteria at 55th and Fifth. Come on, it's just like high school -- but with better clothes. In attendance: NBCUniversal's Ron Meyer and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Exclusive: The Dish on That Book About Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour - Posted September 3, 2014
School is back in session for the cool kids and they showed up in droves at their favorite cafeteria at 55th and Fifth. Come on, it's just like high school -- but with better clothes. In attendance: NBCUniversal's Ron Meyer and ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 25 - Posted September 3, 2014
In Diane Sawyer's final week, which was actually a half-week since her last day was Wednesday, "World News" came within 40,000 viewers of No. 1 "NBC Nightly News with Bria... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Vice Sells Stake to A&E | Chelsea Clinton Leaves NBC News - Posted September 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Vice Sells Stake to A&E | Chelsea Clinton Leaves NBC News - Posted September 2, 2014
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David Muir Begins Run as Anchor of 'World News Tonight' - Posted September 1, 2014
"World News Tonight" anchor David Muir kicked off a new era of the ABC News flagship broadcast with a personal message to viewers and to his predecessor Diane Sawyer. "It is an honor to begin this journey with you," Muir said at the beginning of the show. Signing off, he thanked... [TVNewser]

'The News Sorority' Tells the Story of Female TV News Anchors - Posted August 29, 2014
In her new book, Shelia Weller tells the triumphant story of how leading female TV news reporters Katie Couric, ... [GalleyCat]

Diane Sawyer Introduces Incoming 'World News Tonight' Anchor David Muir in Promo - Posted August 29, 2014
In a new promo for ABC News "World News Tonight," former anchor Diane Sawyer introduces incoming anchor David Muir and highlights his reporting for the network, from the revolution in Egypt, earthquake in Haiti, and tsunami in Japan to Tehran, Iran and Mogadishu, Somalia. Muir picks up where Sawyer left off at... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Sawyer Voices New David Muir 'World News Tonight' Promo - Posted August 29, 2014
TVNewser got its hands on the first promo for "World News Tonight with David Muir," which officially debuts Tuesday night. The promotional spot is voiced by former "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer. ... [TVNewser]

ABC Brings 'Tonight' Back to 'World News' - Posted August 28, 2014
Following Diane Sawyer's sign-off last night, the first promo to air teased what's ahead on tonig... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Signs off as Anchor Wednesday Evening of 'World News' - Posted August 28, 2014
Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" Wednesday night after announcing yesterday on Twitter it would be her final broadcast. ABC said in June that Sawyer would soon ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Signs Off World News | Freed Journalist Arrives in U.S. - Posted August 28, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Signs Off World News | Freed Journalist Arrives in U.S. - Posted August 28, 2014
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Diane Sawyer Signs Off 'World News:' 'I'll See You Right Back Here on ABC News, Very Soon' - Posted August 27, 2014
In what may be the most subdued evening news transition since John Chancellor handed off "NBC Nightly News" to Tom Brokaw and ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Signs Off 'World News:' 'I'll See You Right Back Here on ABC News, Very Soon' - Posted August 27, 2014
In what may be the most subdued evening news transition since John Chancellor handed off "NBC Nightly News" to Tom Brokaw and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Diane Sawyer Signs Off 'World News:' 'I'll See You Right Back Here on ABC News, Very Soon' - Posted August 27, 2014
In what may be the most subdued evening news transition since John Chancellor handed off "NBC Nightly News" to Tom Brokaw and ... [FishbowlNY]

In 'The News Sorority,' Couric is 'Brash,' Sawyer 'Machiavellian,' Amanpour's 'Moral Superiority' - Posted August 27, 2014
The Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove pored through journalist ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 18 - Posted August 26, 2014
From continuing coverage of the protests in Ferguson, MO to the murder of an American journalist by ISIS militants, all three evening newscasts saw a jump in viewership last week, compared to the same week last year. "NBC Nightl... [TVNewser]

Executive Producer Changes at ABC News - Posted August 26, 2014
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Diane Sawyer's Final 'Person of the Week' - Posted August 23, 2014
As Diane Sawyer prepares for her final week as anchor of "World News," last night she presented her final Person of the Week, a Friday franchise that goes back decades, to when Peter Jennings anchored "World News Tonight." For Sawyer's final Person of the Week, she revisits several of the people... [TVNewser]

ABC Newsers Toast Ben Sherwood - Posted August 22, 2014
As Ben Sherwood heads West, his East Coast colleagues sent him o... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 11 - Posted August 19, 2014
Another split week for the evening newscasts: "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams wins its 257th straight week among total viewers, while ABC's "World News with Diane Sa... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 4 - Posted August 12, 2014
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins another week in total viewers; "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" wins another week (5 of the last 6) in the A25-... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 28 & July Sweeps - Posted August 5, 2014
Diane Sawyer is stepping aside from "World News" this month with another sweeps win under her bel... [TVNewser]

ABC's Tom Johnson and 'Daily Show's' Pat King Join Bloomberg - Posted August 1, 2014
Bloomberg senior executive editor Josh Tyrangiel announced to staff today in a memo that To... [FishbowlDC]

Bloomberg Names Leadership for Politics Vertical - Posted August 1, 2014
Bloomberg has announced two key appointments for its newly-created politics vertical: Tom Johnson ha... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 21 - Posted July 29, 2014
For the fourth consecutive week, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" delivered a win in the A25-54 demographic, the longest streak for the show in more than six years. "NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 14 - Posted July 22, 2014
With two international crises happening in Gaza and Ukraine, ABC "World News with Diane Sawyer" widened its A25-54 demo lead with a +123,000-viewer victory over "NBC Nightly News with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 14 - Posted July 22, 2014
With two international crises happening in Gaza and Ukraine, ABC "World News with Diane Sawyer" widened its A25-54 demo lead with a +123,000-viewer victory over "NBC Nightly News with ... [FishbowlNY]

Former CBS Washington Bureau Chief Bill Small to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award - Posted July 15, 2014
Nominees for the 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and former CBS Washington bureau chief William J. ... [FishbowlDC]

'Nightly News' Also Producing In-Break Teases - Posted July 15, 2014
"NBC Nightly News" is the latest network evening newscast to experiment with in-break teases. Following the first block of "Nightly News" last night, as Brian Williams took viewers to a break, commercials for the drug Eliquis and Publishers Clearing House w... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 7 - Posted July 15, 2014
For the second week in a row, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" takes the A25-54 demo with an +85,000 viewer lead on "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams." ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer: 'We Made a Mistake' - Posted July 11, 2014
On last night's "World News," Diane Sawyer apologized for a mistake made on a story about the growing violence in... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: O'Donnell's Return Official | Emmy Noms Favor CNN, Social TV - Posted July 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: O'Donnell's Return Official | Emmy Noms Favor CNN, Social TV - Posted July 11, 2014
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ABC 'World News' Misidentifies Gaza Destruction As Being In Israel - Posted July 10, 2014
As Hamas militants continues to fire rockets into Israel, and the IDF escalates its aerial assault in Gaza, the destruction on both sides seems to be indistinguishable to some. On Tuesday's "World News" ABC's Diane Sawyer misidentified the aftermath of an... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Plans Survival | Dish Makes Anti-Merger Case to FCC - Posted July 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Plans Survival | Dish Makes Anti-Merger Case to FCC - Posted July 10, 2014
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Evening News Ratings: Week of June 30 - Posted July 9, 2014
"World News with Diane Sawyer," which saw David Muir sitting in Monday through Thursday, was the only newscast to show year-over-year growth in both total viewers... [TVNewser]

Who Will Be the Next Hosts of 'The View'? - Posted July 7, 2014
The results are in from last week's TVNewser poll on who the next hosts of "The View" will be: Ann Curry... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Coulson Gets 18 Months | SiriusXM Fires Opie & Anthony's Cumia - Posted July 7, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Coulson Gets 18 Months | SiriusXM Fires Opie & Anthony's Cumia - Posted July 7, 2014
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TV News Crews Head to North Carolina for Hurricane Arthur - Posted July 3, 2014
      Tropical Storm Arthur has strengthened into a category one Hurricane churning up the east coast set to hit North Carolina's Outer Banks hardest. TV news crews have already dispersed crews to cover the extreme weather this 4th of July. The Weather Channel will have a number of meteorologists and correspondent... [TVNewser]

Daily News Names ‘50 Most Powerful Women in New York' - Posted July 3, 2014
The New York Daily News has picked out the 50 most powerful women in New York, and somehow your landlady who refuses to buy functional trash cans didn't make the list. The women who made the cut are "from all walks of professional life: politics, music, Hollywood, business, culture -- and... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Daily News Names ‘50 Most Powerful Women in New York' - Posted July 3, 2014
The New York Daily News has picked out the 50 most powerful women in New York, and somehow your landlady who refuses to buy functional trash cans didn't make the list. The women who made the cut are "from all walks of professional life: politics, music, Hollywood, business, culture -- and... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place - Posted July 2, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place - Posted July 2, 2014
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Evening News Ratings: Week of June 23 - Posted July 1, 2014
As ABC "World News" and NBC "Nightly News" each claim a victory for the second quarter of 2014 among younger viewers, the NBC broadcast takes the week of June 23 in both Total and A25-54 Viewers. "Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

ABC and NBC Each Claim Ratings Wins - Posted July 1, 2014
If you believe ABC, "World News with Diane Sawyer" just won the second quarter of 2014 in the coveted A25-54 demo by a slim 16,000 viewers, or .8%. If you believe NBC, "Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week - Posted June 27, 2014
This week's top 5 stories across the site. 5 - David Muir to Replace ... [FishbowlDC]

George Stephanopoulos Runs a Jeopardy! Category - Posted June 27, 2014
On Jeopardy! last night, ABC's chief anchor George Stephanopoulos was the focus of an entire category. In the category, "A Visit with George Stephanopoulos," the "GMA" and "This Week" host played the part of ... [TVNewser]

Gotham Magazine Sitting Pretty with David Muir Interview - Posted June 26, 2014
Lucky? Genius? Both? That's one way the question can be posed today about Gotham magazine's editorial powers-that-be. Tomorrow, two days after David Muir was announced as Diane Sawyer's successor, the publication's Summer Issue will arrive at newsstands with a long-... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Gotham Magazine Sitting Pretty with David Muir Interview - Posted June 26, 2014
Lucky? Genius? Both? That's one way the question can be posed today about Gotham magazine's editorial powers-that-be. Tomorrow, two days after David Muir was announced as Diane Sawyer's successor, the publication's Summer Issue will arrive at newsstands with a long-... [FishbowlNY]

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 6.26.14 - Posted June 26, 2014
TVNewser Diane Sawyer Leaving ABC World News; David Muir Takes Over ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Steps Down | Broadcasters Beat Aereo - Posted June 26, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Sawyer Steps Down | Broadcasters Beat Aereo - Posted June 26, 2014
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'World News' Handoff Begins - Posted June 25, 2014
At the end of tonight's "World News," Diane Sawyer talked about her upcoming transit... [TVNewser]

'World News' Handoff Begins - Posted June 25, 2014
At the end of tonight's "World News," Diane Sawyer talked about her upcoming transit... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'World News' Handoff Begins - Posted June 25, 2014
At the end of tonight's "World News," Diane Sawyer talked about her upcoming transit... [FishbowlNY]

Everything Ends | Shot for Shot | Whale's Tale - Posted June 25, 2014
TVNewser: It's the end of an era -- Diane Sawyer is ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Everything Ends | Shot for Shot | Whale's Tale - Posted June 25, 2014
TVNewser: It's the end of an era -- Diane Sawyer is ... [FishbowlNY]

The 'Subliminal Message' Behind David Muir's Ascent to 'World News' Anchor - Posted June 25, 2014
Come September, three white men will anchor the three network evening newscasts. Is it 2005 -- or 1975 -- all over again? Some think so. "The evening news anchors are the face of the network," says Karen Turner, an associate professor of journalism a... [TVNewser]

David Muir to Replace Diane Sawyer in 'World News' Chair, 'This Week' Host Takes New Role - Posted June 25, 2014
[caption id="attachment_128520" align="alignright" width="417"] David Muir, George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer and ABC News president James Goldston.[/caption] ABC News this morning announced that ABC "World News'" Diane Sawyer... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Sawyer Leaving 'ABC World News;' David Muir Takes Over as Anchor and Managing Editor - Posted June 25, 2014
Breaking: ABC's Diane Sawyer is stepping down from anchoring "World News" and will focus on primetime specials, big interviews, and enterprise reporting for the network. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 16 - Posted June 24, 2014
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Wiliams" wins the week of June 16 in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo. "Nightly News" was up +6% in viewers vs. the same week last year and is posting its biggest season-to-date audience (9.133 million) since... [TVNewser]

Alexandra Wallace: 'Nightly News' 'Completely Focused on Correcting' Demo Ratings - Posted June 18, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie takes a behind-the-scenes look at "several ongoing ratings and personnel challenges" at NBC News. On the heels of "Today" and "Meet the P... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 9 - Posted June 17, 2014
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week of June 9 in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo, with its best younger viewer delivery since late April. ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week - Posted June 13, 2014
This week's top 5 stories across the site. 1 - CNN to Air '41ON41,' Film on the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush 2 - ... [FishbowlDC]

'Primetime LIVE!' 25 Years Later - Posted June 13, 2014
There was a big reunion last night to commemorate the 25th anniversary of ABC's "Primetime Live." About 100 former correspondents, editors, researchers, PAs, APs, and photographers celebrated at the home of author Holly Peterson, who was a r... [TVNewser]

Harvey Weinstein, Ron Meyer and the Secrets of Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach - Posted June 11, 2014
It was the usual mix of moguls on the menu (Harvey Weinstein and Ron Meyer at Table Four), seasoned with a smattering of stylistas, social types and a gener... [GalleyCat]

Harvey Weinstein, Ron Meyer and the Secrets of Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach - Posted June 11, 2014
It was the usual mix of moguls on the menu (Harvey Weinstein and Ron Meyer at Table Four), seasoned with a smattering of stylistas, social types and a gener... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Harvey Weinstein, Ron Meyer and the Secrets of Sheryl Sandberg's Media Coach - Posted June 11, 2014
It was the usual mix of moguls on the menu (Harvey Weinstein and Ron Meyer at Table Four), seasoned with a smattering of stylistas, social types and a gener... [FishbowlNY]

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 6.11.14 - Posted June 11, 2014
From FishbowlNY to TVNewser, here are the top stories across Mediabistro. TVNewser Diane Sawyer's Clinton Interview Draws 6M Viewers ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Clinton Begins Media Tour | NYT Magazine Adds Wasik - Posted June 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Clinton Begins Media Tour | NYT Magazine Adds Wasik - Posted June 11, 2014
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Diane Sawyer's One on One with Hillary Clinton Led CBS and NBC in Last Night's Ratings - Posted June 10, 2014
Ratings are in for last night's ABC News special "Hillary Clinton - Public and Private One on One with Diane Sawyer" and the network led CB... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Sawyer's Clinton Interview Draws 6 Million Viewers - Posted June 10, 2014
According to preliminary Nielsen data, Diane Sawyer's interview with Hillary Clinton averaged 6.079 million viewers in the 9pmET hour last night. Sawyer had ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 2 - Posted June 10, 2014
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week in total viewers while ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer wins again in the demo. It was the sixth time ... [TVNewser]

Chris Cuomo on Hillary Clinton: Media 'Couldn't Help Her More' - Posted June 9, 2014
In a segment about Hillary Clinton's upcoming interview with Diane Sawyer, CNN's Chris Cuomo suggested the media has helped the potential presidential candidate. ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Previews Hillary Clinton Special on 'Good Morning America' - Posted June 9, 2014
In advance of tonight's first television interview with Hillary Clinton on the topic of her new book Hard Choices, ABC's Diane Sawyer... [FishbowlDC]

Hillary Clinton All Smiles During Hard Choices Interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer - Posted June 5, 2014
Someone's excited! Former Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady Hillary Clinton sat down with ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer for t... [FishbowlDC]

Robin Roberts to Receive 2014 Cronkite Award - Posted June 4, 2014
Robin Roberts is the 2014 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, Arizona State University announced today. "I'm truly humbled to join the list of remarkable journalists who have received the Walter... [TVNewser]

Hard Choices - Which Interview to Grant When - Posted June 4, 2014
In the latest installment of "Hard Choices - Which Interview to Grant When," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... [FishbowlDC]

Networks' D-Day +70 Coverage Plans - Posted June 4, 2014
Broadcast and cable news networks will provide special coverage this week for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" is doing a weeklong series, with... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: BBC News to Cut 500 | Networks Book Clinton - Posted June 4, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: BBC News to Cut 500 | Networks Book Clinton - Posted June 4, 2014
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And the CBS News Interview with Hillary Clinton Goes To... - Posted June 3, 2014
Jane Pauley will interview Hillary Clinton on "CBS Sunday Morning" on June 15 as part of Clinton's book tour for "Hard Choices." The CBS interview rounds out the big three broadcasters, as well as CNN and Fox News, that have confirmed interviews with the presumptive presidential candidate. So here's the order: ABC:... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 26 - Posted June 3, 2014
"NBC Nightly News Brian Williams" is back on top in the A25-54 demo after losing the month of May to ABC's "World News wi... [TVNewser]

Hillary Clinton to Hold Town Hall on CNN; Cynthia McFadden Gets NBC Interview - Posted June 3, 2014
Hillary Clinton's calendar is filling up with more TV news interviews tied to her new memoir. This morning CNN announced the former Secretary of State will take part in a live town hall meeting that will be moderated by CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Hillary Clinton: 'Definiton of Talking to Americans' Not Confined to Sunday Shows - Posted May 30, 2014
POLITICO reports exclusive excerpts from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's upcoming book "Hard C... [TVNewser]

ABC News Has Best May Sweep Since Roone Arledge was In Charge - Posted May 30, 2014
ABC News is taking a victory lap after the network's newscasts finished in first place in either the key news demo or total viewers, or, in the case of "Good Morning America," both. It was ABC's best May sweep since since 1995, when legendary ABC News president ... [TVNewser]

POLITICO Lands Exclusive for Hard Choices Benghazi Chapter - Posted May 30, 2014
Hillary Clinton's forthcoming Hard Choices is again back in the spotlight after POLITICO exclusively obtained "Benghazi: Under Attack," the chapter that chronicles the September 2012 events in... [FishbowlDC]

Bret Baier, Greta Van Susteren Get Joint Interview with Hillary Clinton - Posted May 29, 2014
As part of her book tour, former Secy. of State Hillary Clinton will be sitting for a joint interview with both FNC's Bret Baier and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Angelou Dies at 86 | Williams Interviews Snowden | Amazon Talks Hatchette Dispute - Posted May 29, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Angelou Dies at 86 | Williams Interviews Snowden | Amazon Talks Hatchette Dispute - Posted May 29, 2014
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Barbara Walters Comes Out of Retirement to Toast Diane Sawyer - Posted May 28, 2014
Barbara Walters dropped by her building this afternoon to make sure the rent was still being paid. Actually, she stopped by ABC News HQ to toast her friend and colleague Diane Sawyer and her "World... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 19 & May Sweeps - Posted May 28, 2014
ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" has won its first May sweep in the younger demo in 7 years. It's the first victory in any sweeps month in more th... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Clinton/ABC, Ifill/ANWC, CNBC/FNC - Posted May 21, 2014
Hillary Clinton's first interviews to promote her new book, "Hard Choices," go to ABC News. Diane Sawyer will interview Clinton for a primetime special that will air June 9 and Robin Roberts will interview her live on "GMA" Jun... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Diaz-Balart to MSNBC | NPR Cuts Tell Me More | Sulzberger Talks - Posted May 21, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Diaz-Balart to MSNBC | NPR Cuts Tell Me More | Sulzberger Talks - Posted May 21, 2014
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ABC's Diane Sawyer Secures First TV Interview with Hillary Clinton on Hard Choices - Posted May 20, 2014
Late Tuesday afternoon, ABC News issued a press release announcing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's first one-on-one TV interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Diane Sawyer Secures First TV Interview with Hillary Clinton on Hard Choices - Posted May 20, 2014
Late Tuesday afternoon, ABC News issued a press release announcing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's first one-on-one TV interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer... [PRNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 12 - Posted May 20, 2014
Once again, ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" wins the week among younger viewers. Sawyer's newscast has now won four of the last six weeks in the A25-54 demo, topping "NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Two Dozen Women of TV News, Barbara Walters' Legacy, Join Her on Her Final 'View' - Posted May 15, 2014
For weeks we've been writing about the legacy of Barbara Walters. This afternoon, that legacy came to life in the finale of her final "The View," taped at ABC's West Side studios, and airing tomorrow. TVNewser was there as more than two d... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Two Dozen Women of TV News, Barbara Walters' Legacy, Join Her on Her Final 'View' - Posted May 15, 2014
For weeks we've been writing about the legacy of Barbara Walters. This afternoon, that legacy came to life in the finale of her final "The View," taped at ABC's West Side studios, and airing tomorrow. TVNewser was there as more than two d... [FishbowlNY]

Two Dozen Women of TV News, Barbara Walters' Legacy, Join Her on Her Final 'View' - Posted May 15, 2014
For weeks we've been writing about the legacy of Barbara Walters. This afternoon, that legacy came to life in the finale of her final "The View," taped at ABC's West Side studios, and airing tomorrow. TVNewser was there as more than two d... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters Farewell: 'True, I Was the First Female Co-Host... But Also True, I Was a Flop' - Posted May 15, 2014
It was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City's Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Barbara Walters Farewell: 'True, I Was the First Female Co-Host... But Also True, I Was a Flop' - Posted May 15, 2014
It was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City's Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner ... [FishbowlNY]

Barbara Walters on Hard Work, Luck, and Being Thought of as an Iconic Woman - Posted May 14, 2014
Barbara Walters' career as a trailblazer in TV news--and for women journalists--is being celebrated this week ahead of her retirement from ABC News. But Walters doesn't think about preeminence. In fact, she says a lot ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 5 - Posted May 13, 2014
The back and forth among younger viewers for their preference in an evening newscast goes back to "Nightly News with Brian Williams." The NBC newscast topped ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters on 'Paving the Way' for Women: 'That's My Legacy' - Posted May 12, 2014
It was a celebratory atmosphere tonight at ABC News Headquarters when the network's Upper West Side New York City building was officially renamed the "Barbara Walters Building." "It's not the interviews with presidents, nor heads of state, nor celebrities, nor even the Sterlings," ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Barbara Walters on 'Paving the Way' for Women: 'That's My Legacy' - Posted May 12, 2014
It was a celebratory atmosphere tonight at ABC News Headquarters when the network's Upper West Side New York City building was officially renamed the "Barbara Walters Building." "It's not the interviews with presidents, nor heads of state, nor celebrities, nor even the Sterlings," ... [FishbowlNY]

Barbara Walters on 'Paving the Way' for Women: 'That's My Legacy' - Posted May 12, 2014
It was a celebratory atmosphere tonight at ABC News Headquarters when the network's Upper West Side New York City building was officially renamed the "Barbara Walters Building." "It's not the interviews with presidents, nor heads of state, nor celebrities, nor even the Sterlings," ... [TVNewser]

Food Truck Day at ABC News - Posted May 7, 2014
In recognition of ABC News employees' "excellent work," news division president James Goldston has deemed today "Food Truck Day" at ABC. Staffers were given vouchers for food trucks -- Kimchi Taco, Taim Mobile and Milk T... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 28 - Posted May 6, 2014
For the third time in four weeks "World News with Diane Sawyer" takes the younger viewer demo. Sawyer edged "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" by just 8,... [TVNewser]

White House Correspondents' Dinner Leftovers - Posted May 5, 2014
If you were busy watching "Dateline" or "48 Hours" Saturday night, and missed the 2014 White House Correspondents Association dinner, we've got a few highlights. Here's the video shown during the dinner of the VP and the Veep, Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, with acknowledgements of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

White House Correspondents' Dinner Leftovers - Posted May 5, 2014
If you were busy watching "Dateline" or "48 Hours" Saturday night, and missed the 2014 White House Correspondents Association dinner, we've got a few highlights. Here's the video shown during the dinner of the VP and the Veep, Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, with acknowledgements of ... [FishbowlNY]

White House Correspondents' Dinner Leftovers - Posted May 5, 2014
If you were busy watching "Dateline" or "48 Hours" Saturday night, and missed the 2014 White House Correspondents Association dinner, we've got a few highlights. Here's the video shown during the dinner of the VP and the Veep, Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, with acknowledgements of ... [TVNewser]

Behind the Scenes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - Posted May 4, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="223900,223896,223897,223903,223898,223901,223902,223899"] For the White House Correspondents' Association, it's a night to celebrate the free press. For Joel McHale, it's a night where "a guy like me can stand before the president, the press and Patrick Duffy, and tell jokes without severe repercussion... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Behind the Scenes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - Posted May 4, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="223900,223896,223897,223903,223898,223901,223902,223899"] For the White House Correspondents' Association, it's a night to celebrate the free press. For Joel McHale, it's a night where "a guy like me can stand before the president, the press and Patrick Duffy, and tell jokes without severe repercussion... [FishbowlNY]

Behind the Scenes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - Posted May 4, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="223900,223896,223897,223903,223898,223901,223902,223899"] For the White House Correspondents' Association, it's a night to celebrate the free press. For Joel McHale, it's a night where "a guy like me can stand before the president, the press and Patrick Duffy, and tell jokes without severe repercussion... [TVNewser]

The Celebrity Ticker: D.C. Diners, Spacey & Mason, Sawyer & C.K. - Posted May 2, 2014
TIME's got Lupita Nyongo, Fox News has Tony Romo, People has Lindsay Vonn, and HuffPost has Questlove. Where are all the other celebs sitting a... [TVNewser]

Bill O'Reilly Slams Press for Not 'Giving a Damn' on Benghazi, 'CBS Evening News' - Posted May 2, 2014
Bill O'Reilly led the "O'Reilly Factor" last night taking on the "disgraceful" media for not caring enough about the newly uncovered emails from White House adviser Ben Rhodes providing talking points to former U.N. Ambassador Susan... [TVNewser]

How the Evening Newscasts Reported the New Benghazi Emails - Posted May 1, 2014
"CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" was the only evening newscast last night to not cover newly uncovered emails from White House adviser Ben Rhodes, which provided talking points to former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 21 - Posted April 29, 2014
NBC "Nightly News with Brian Williams" was back on top in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic for the week of April 21. Williams'... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers on Gotham, Variety Power Lists - Posted April 26, 2014
Gotham and Variety were both out this week with power lists featuring female television personalities and executives. In Variety's "Power of Women" issue, the "New York Impact" list featured Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo, NBC Universal News Group chairman ... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts Tells David Letterman: 'I'm Healthier and Happier Than I've Ever Been' - Posted April 23, 2014
Robin Roberts will be signing copies of her new book "Everybody's Got Something" at Barnes & Noble on 46th Street and 5th Avenue in New York Cit... [TVNewser]

ABC Toasts Robin Roberts at a Book Party For 'Everybody's Got Something' - Posted April 22, 2014
A crowd of television personalities and executives gathered at George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth's apartment last night to celebrate "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts, whose memoir, "Everybody's Got Something," was releas... [TVNewser]

Elizabeth Warren Sits Down With ABC's David Muir - Posted April 21, 2014
David Muir will interview Sen. Elizabeth Warren for ABC "World News with Diane Sawyer." The Massachusetts Democrat will talk about her new book, "A Fighting Chance... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid - Posted April 17, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

The Hollywood Reporter's Annual '35 Most Powerful People in New York Media' - Posted April 16, 2014
Television news executives and personalities are well represented on The Hollywood Reporter's annual "35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" list. From the executive ranks: CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president D... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 7 - Posted April 15, 2014
"World News with Diane Sawyer" had a rare win in the A25-54 demo last week. "World News" topped NBC "Nightly News with Brian Williams" by 12,000 viewers, or l... [TVNewser]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You The Academy Of Country Music Awards - Posted April 14, 2014
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social netw... [AllFacebook]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Plan For First Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings - Posted April 11, 2014
The broadcast and cable networks will devote special coverage this weekend and next week to the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Here's what they have planned. NBC News: Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

After a Quick Transition, James Goldston Gets Down to Work at ABC News - Posted April 10, 2014
Ben Sherwood, recently named co-president of the Disney/ABC TV Group, handed the ABC News reins to ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 31 - Posted April 8, 2014
The "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" showed the most year-over-year growth in viewers last week: +7% over the same week last year. But "Evening N... [TVNewser]

'World News' Thanks Viewers After Reaching Facebook Milestone - Posted April 7, 2014
Diane Sawyer and her "World News" team are thanking viewers for helping them reach a social media milestone: one million Facebook likes. ABC's evening newscast's Facebook page passed the million likes mark yesterday, becoming the first of the evening newscasts to get there. In 2010, Sawyer interviewed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg... [TVNewser]

Hillary Clinton Sees Media Double Standard Toward Women - Posted April 4, 2014
At a "Women in the World" event in New York City last night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed her view of a double standard in how women are tal... [TVNewser]

Awards Season: Peabodys, Headliners, Christophers - Posted April 2, 2014
In addition to the Peabody Awards announced today on "CBS This Morning," the Christopher Awards, which honor media "that affirm the highest values of the human spirit," were announced. And earlier this week the National Headliner Awards "recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry," were announced by the Press Club of... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 24 and Q1 2014 - Posted April 1, 2014
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week and the just-completed first quarter of 2014. Compared to the same week last year... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: 'World News', 'Dateline,' '60' - Posted March 31, 2014
The ABC "World News" series "Coming Home: America's Promise" returns tonight. Diane Sawyer profiles military caregivers across the country fighting financial and emotional battles in able to provide assistance for more than 1 million wounded warriors. NBC's "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" was the No. 1 show of the night averaging 4.8 million... [TVNewser]

Megyn Kelly Interviews Chris Christie - Posted March 27, 2014
Megyn Kelly gets the cable exclusive with the embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Kelly will interview Gov. Christie at his office in Tren... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Megyn Kelly Interviews Chris Christie - Posted March 27, 2014
Megyn Kelly gets the cable exclusive with the embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Kelly will interview Gov. Christie at his office in Tren... [FishbowlNY]

Megyn Kelly Interviews Chris Christie - Posted March 27, 2014
Megyn Kelly gets the cable exclusive with the embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Kelly will interview Gov. Christie at his office in Tren... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Interviews Gov. Christie, Scott Pelley Interview Pres. Obama - Posted March 27, 2014
Two of the big three network anchors have big gets lined up. ABC's Diane Sawyer sits down with Governor Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat t... [TVNewser]

Pew Report: Network News Viewership Up, Cable News Viewership Down - Posted March 26, 2014
In addition to cable news revenues and ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 17 - Posted March 25, 2014
With continuing coverage of the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was the lead story every night last week, the three evening newscasts saw viewer growth compared to the same week last year. All three broadcasts were al... [TVNewser]

Here's the Reason Behind CNN's 'Poaching' From ABC - Posted March 19, 2014
The New York Post reports... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 10 - Posted March 18, 2014
"Word News with Diane Sawyer" showed the most growth of the evening newscasts last week, when compared to the same week... [TVNewser]

How ABC News Got the Exclusive on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Posted March 14, 2014
As the mystery of missing Malaysia Air Flight 370 grows, global news organizations are working around the clock with government and industry sources to piece together where the Boeing 777 may have ended up. On "World News with Diane Sawyer" Thur... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 3 - Posted March 11, 2014
"CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" showed the most growth of the evening newscasts last week, when compared to the same week last year. Pelley's... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Palin, Happiness, Syria - Posted March 10, 2014
Former CNN president Jon Klein is one of the principals behind a new subscription-based streaming network. The NYPost reports the network is looking for big name talent, and has eyes on Sarah Palin. ... [TVNewser]

Coverage of Missing Malaysian Flight Continues on Cable News - Posted March 8, 2014
The cable networks continue coverage of downed Malaysian Airlines flight 370 which lost contact with air traffic control off the coast of Vietnam enroute to Beijing Saturday morning. The search for the aircraft, with 239 people on board, including at least three Americans, continues into t... [TVNewser]

Forget The Younger Demo: It's Now Diane Sawyer vs. Brian Williams for Baby Demo - Posted March 6, 2014
"World News" anchor Diane Sawyer apparently didn't like Brian Williams' suggestion that she had anything to do with a video showing a baby crying uncontrollably at the mere sight of him, so "World News... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Responds to Baby Horrified by His Image - Posted March 4, 2014
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams had a response to the toddler who couldn't stop crying upon seeing his image in a recent YouTube video. "It's disturbing," Williams said jokingly on "Late Night with Seth Meyers... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 24 & February Sweeps - Posted March 4, 2014
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" topped "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" by 1.2 million total viewers and 92,000 A25-54 viewers for the week of Februa... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Maddow, Sawyer, Fox News - Posted February 28, 2014
Rachel Maddow will host "Why We Did It" at 9pmET on March 6. A follow up to 2013's "Hubris: Selling the Iraq War," the documentary reveals new documents and interviews with those involved in planning the Iraq War, with MSNBC billing it as the "never-before-told story of what was happening behind... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 17 - Posted February 25, 2014
After experiencing 9-year highs earlier this month, evening news viewership leveled off last week. And with the approach of spring and the return to daylight saving time a week from Sunday, viewership is li... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 10 - Posted February 19, 2014
A strong week for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" during the first full week of the Sochi Olympic games, and for the evening newscasts overall, with more than 28 million people tuning in, keeping up the momentum from last week's ... [TVNewser]

Most-Watched Week in 9 Years for the Network Evening Newscasts - Posted February 11, 2014
Nearly 29 million people tuned in to the evening newscasts last week, making it the most-watched week in more than 9 years, since Jan. 17, 2005, when a combined 29.937 million tuned in during a week which included Pres. George W. Bush's second inauguration. The most-recent high water mark was 28.460 million... [TVNewser]

George Stephanopoulos Wins on Three Different Shows in the Same Week - Posted February 6, 2014
It's good to be George Stephanopoulos. Last week, he anchored three different broadcasts -- his usual "Good Morning America" and "This Week" shows, plus one additional night filling in for ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 27 - Posted February 4, 2014
The three evening newscasts had their best week in three years last week as winter's cold grip keeps millions of viewers inside and tuned in. A combined 28.23 million viewers watched one of the three newscasts last week, the most ... [TVNewser]

Atlanta Stations Balance State of the Union and Weather Coverage - Posted January 29, 2014
[gallery columns="4" ids="114189,114190,114191,114192"] Atlanta stations balanced two major stories -- the President's fifth State of the Union address and a winter storm blanketing the Deep South -- during primetime Tuesday night. CBS affiliate WGCL stayed in local coverage until immediately before the President was announced, opting out of Scott Pelley... [TVSpy]

President Obama Delivers 2014 State of the Union Address - Posted January 28, 2014
President Obama's fifth State of the Union address is being broadcast tonight on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Fusion, Al Jazeera, Fox Business, CNBC, Bloomberg and C-SPAN, as well as the Spanish-language networks. Brian Williams, Scott Pelley, ... [TVNewser]

Shep Smith Sat Next to Wolf Blitzer at the White House Lunch - Posted January 28, 2014
On his Fox News program this afternoon, Shepard Smith revealed the real reason why anchors and correspondents like to go to D.C. for the State of the Union: the annual White House lunch. "It doesn't matter who t... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 20 - Posted January 28, 2014
27.2 million viewers watched one of the three evening newscasts last week as polar vortex part deux gripped much of the nation. All three broadcasts experienced double-digit growth among younger viewers from the week prior. All t... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Broadcast Networks - Posted January 27, 2014
Here's what the broadcast networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. ABC: Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 13 - Posted January 22, 2014
Of the three network evening newscasts, the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" was up the most in viewers (+4%) but down the most in the younger demo (-13%) compared to the ... [TVNewser]

'Real Money' Returns to ABC World News - Posted January 20, 2014
Tonight ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" continues its series "Real Money," which includes results of a new poll on working Americans' biggest financial... [TVNewser]

In From the Cold: Evening Newscasts See Biggest Viewership in Years - Posted January 14, 2014
An extremely cold week in most of the U.S. kept viewers indoors, with their TVs turned on -- especially around evening news time. A combined 28.17 million viewers watched one of the three evening newscasts last week, the most in since the week of January 31, 2011 when ... [TVNewser]

In Case You Missed It: #Forkgate is a Thing Now - Posted January 13, 2014
Good reads from across the web you might have missed: NBC News' Washington correspondent Tom Costello got the most airtime of any reporter in 2013. by ... [FishbowlDC]

Christmas in January for ABC News Shows - Posted January 10, 2014
Long awaited Christmas parties for "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Good Morning America," canceled the night Nelson Mandela passed away in December, finally happened last night. Insiders tell us Sawyer paid for the "World News" party an... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Addresses Retirement Rumors - Posted January 7, 2014
Diane Sawyer is on the cover of this month's Ladies' Home Journal, and in the accompanying Q+A with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 30 - Posted January 7, 2014
As 2013 wound down, and 2014 began, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" maintained its grip on the No. 1 spot in the evenings. Last week, "Nightly" drew its largest audiences in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo in five weeks. Comp... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 23 & Q4 2013 - Posted December 31, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" caps off 2013 atop the evening news broadcasts, leading "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" by +1,107,000 total viewers ... [TVNewser]

2013 TVNewser Challege: The Results - Posted December 30, 2013
At the beginning of the year, we asked you to predict what would happen in the television news industry in 2013, and thousands of you responded with your thoughts on the year ahead. We'll have a new set of questions in the 2014 TVNewser Challenge tomorrow, but in the meantime, here's... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 16 - Posted December 24, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a 1.3 million viewer lead on No. 2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer," while Sawyer kept a 870,000 viewer lead on N... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts Re-Signs with ABC News - Posted December 19, 2013
Robin Roberts has signed a new deal with ABC News where she will remain co-anchor of "Good Morning America." TVNewser reported ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 9 - Posted December 17, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a one million viewer lead on No. 2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer," while Sawyer kept a 900,000 viewer lead on N... [TVNewser]

How ABC News Viewers Lifted a Dangerous Philadelphia High School - Posted December 12, 2013
An ABC News report about a struggling high school has helped lift the school to higher grounds. Back in May, Diane Sawyer reported from Strawberry Mansion High School, a Philadelphia high school riddled with so much violence, a student had to actually step in to protect Sawyer when a fight broke out... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 2 - Posted December 10, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the evenings once again and does so by growing its total viewer and demo audience compared to the same w... [TVNewser]

Will Ferrell is 'World News' Person of the Week - Posted December 8, 2013
Following in-character drop ins at a Bismarck affiliate and on ESPN and NBCSN, Will Ferrell dropped the Ron Burgundy persona for Diane Sawyer who named him person of the week on Friday. The featur... [TVNewser]

Nelson Mandela Dies at 95 - Posted December 5, 2013
[gallery columns="4" ids="206188,206189,206191,206190"] Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, has died at the age of 95. His death was announced by Jacob Zuma, the current President of South Africa. NBC News and CBS both produced special reports beginning at 4:45pmET, with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Nelson Mandela Dies at 95 - Posted December 5, 2013
[gallery columns="4" ids="206188,206189,206191,206190"] Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, has died at the age of 95. His death was announced by Jacob Zuma, the current President of South Africa. NBC News and CBS both produced special reports beginning at 4:45pmET, with ... [FishbowlNY]

Nelson Mandela Dies at 95 - Posted December 5, 2013
[gallery columns="4" ids="206188,206189,206191,206190"] Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, has died at the age of 95. His death was announced by Jacob Zuma, the current President of South Africa. NBC News and CBS both produced special reports beginning at 4:45pmET, with ... [TVNewser]

Evening Newscasts See Best November in Years, But Continue to Lose Younger Viewers - Posted December 4, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" and the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" both saw their best November Sweeps in 7 years among total viewers. But bo... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 25 - Posted December 4, 2013
Black Friday is gold for the evening news. Last Friday, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" drew 11.2 million viewers, the largest audience since November 23, 2012, which was Black Friday last year. "Nightly" also once again wins the we... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 18 - Posted November 26, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" has now gone five years -- except for a week back in July -- as the unbeaten evening newscast among younger ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 11 - Posted November 19, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast last week. Both "Nightly" and No. 2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 4 - Posted November 12, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast last week, putting up its best numbers since the week of April 15. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 28 - Posted November 5, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins another week in the evenings with its best total viewer delivery since the week of April 15. "Nightly" has won in total viewers for 263 of the past 264 weeks. Among younger viewers, "ABC's World ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer: Interviewing Children 'Can be Scary Because They See Straight Through You' - Posted November 1, 2013
"World News" anchor Diane Sawyer dropped in on the new ABC/Univision network Fusion earlier this week, appearing on "America with Jorge Ramos... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 21 - Posted October 29, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" is having its best start to the season in 7 years, since the 2006-2007 season. "Nightly," the No.1 evening newscast, is outperforming "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

'Hard-Nosed' Sports Reporter, Still Hit On in the Locker Room, Gets CNN Back in the Game - Posted October 23, 2013
Women in sports journalism have come a long way, says CNN's Rachel Nichols, but they have a long way to go. "The very fact I'm allowed to go into the locker room after the game, with no one questioning it, shows significant progress," says Nichols, 40, ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 14 - Posted October 22, 2013
"ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" saw big growth last week. The No. 2 evening newscast was up +10% in viewers and up +17% in the A25-54 demo compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters, Charlie Rose, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer Gather for Piers Morgan Book Party - Posted October 17, 2013
On a big night of news, many TV news power players took time to drop by The Carlyle Hotel for Piers Morgan's book bash. Morgan's "Sh... [TVNewser]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [FishbowlNY]

Cable Covers 11th Hour of Debt Deal, Government Restart - Posted October 16, 2013
The president appeared in the White House briefing room this evening following the Senate vote, but before the House vote, on a budget deal that reopens the government and raises the debt ceiling. "I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully ne... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 7 - Posted October 15, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins another week in the evenings, and does it with the biggest gains of the three network broadcasts. Compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Closing Out Her Media Tour, Malala Talks Nobel Peace Prize with CNN's Christiane Amanpour - Posted October 11, 2013
On the eve of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement, nominee Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year old education activist who was sho... [TVNewser]

Megyn Kelly to Interview Diane Sawyer, Judge Judy - Posted October 10, 2013
Megyn Kelly will cap off her first week in primetime tomorrow with a pair of media interviews: on "The Kelly File" Friday, Kelly will sit down with Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 30 - Posted October 8, 2013
All three evening newscasts saw big growth last week compared to the same week last year. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" saw the most growth among youn... [TVNewser]

Jack Hanna Celebrates 30th Anniversary of First 'GMA' Appearance - Posted October 7, 2013
Jack Hanna stopped by "Good Morning America" this morning (with a pair of baby cheetahs in tow) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first appearance on ABC (pictures of Hanna's appearances with Charlie Gibson, Joan Lunden and ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 23 - Posted October 1, 2013
Evening news leader "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had its best advantage over ABC "World News with Diane Sawyer" since the week of July 8. The N... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 16 - Posted September 25, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast last week, but No. 2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" is gaining ... [TVNewser]

Iran's President Woos U.S. Media Outlets - Posted September 25, 2013
The new president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is in New York City for the annual UN General Assembly meeting. Along the way, he has been holding something of a media tour for U.S. outlets, talki... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: 2012-2013 Season - Posted September 24, 2013
While two of the three evening newscasts grew their total viewer audience over the last year, all three broadcasts continued to see erosion in the A25-54 news demo. For the 17th straight year, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams"... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: 2012-2013 Season - Posted September 24, 2013
While two of the three evening newscasts grew their total viewer audience over the last year, all three broadcasts continued to see erosion in the A25-54 news demo. For the 17th straight year, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast in the just-finished 2012-13 season. The broadcast was... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Evening News Ratings: 2012-2013 Season - Posted September 24, 2013
While two of the three evening newscasts grew their total viewer audience over the last year, all three broadcasts continued to see erosion in the A25-54 news demo. For the 17th straight year, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast in the just-finished 2012-13 season. The broadcast was... [FishbowlNY]

Robin Roberts Celebrates Her 'First Birthday' - Posted September 20, 2013
On "Good Morning America" this morning, Robin Roberts celebrated her "first birthday," the one-year anniversary of her life-saving bone marrow transplant. Roberts cut into a birthday cake (delivered by "Live!"'s Michael Strahan), flanked by her "GMA" colleagues ... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer Reunite on 'Good Morning America' - Posted September 18, 2013
Former "Good Morning America" anchors Charlie Gibson and Diane Sawyer were reunited on the show this morning, dropping in as the guests for the show's "... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 9 - Posted September 17, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast last week. But compared to the same week last year, ... [TVNewser]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You New J.K. Rowling Film, U.S. Open Champion Rafael Nadal - Posted September 13, 2013
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to ... [AllFacebook]

Robin Roberts Named to Us Weekly's Stylish New Yorkers List - Posted September 11, 2013
Us Weekly has named "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts one of ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 2 - Posted September 10, 2013
In Brian Williams' return to "Nightly News" following knee replacement surgery, the NBC program holds its No. 1 spot, while ABC's "World News with Diane Sawye... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans for President Obama's Speech - Posted September 10, 2013
The broadcast and cable news networks have planned special reports ahead of President Obama's primetime address tonight. Here's what they have planned for the speech, which is scheduled for 9pmET. NBC News: Brian... [TVNewser]

Jorge Ramos: Why Wasn't Univision Granted an Interview with President Obama? - Posted September 9, 2013
President Obama makes his case for military intervention in Syria today with interviews on six networks: ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN and Fox News. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos took to Twitter to ask why his network wasn't a part of the media blitz: ... [TVNewser]

This Was Wolf Blitzer's Idea - Posted September 9, 2013
CBS's Scott Pelley, PBS's Gwen Ifill, Fox News' Chris Wallace, ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Continues Syria Push with Network Interviews - Posted September 9, 2013
The New York-based network news anchors heading to Washington, DC this morning to interview Pres. Obama. The interviews are back-to-back beginning at 3:55pmET. Each network gets 7 minutes. And the interviews are embargoed for air until 6pmET. Drawing from a hat, the order had been determined as this: NBC, CNN, CBS,... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Gives Interviews Ahead of Address to the Nation on Syria - Posted September 7, 2013
President Obama is sitting down with anchors from six networks Monday as he pushes his case for strikes on Syria. ABC's Diane Sawyer, CBS's Scott Pelley, NBC's Brian Williams, PBS's ... [TVNewser]

Who's That Girl? - Posted September 5, 2013
It's another #TBT (throwback Thursday) on social media. So, today, the tvnewser above shared this image of herself. Who is it? It's none other than ABC's Diane Sawyer who added this picture to her ... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Fusion, PBS, ABC - Posted August 28, 2013
David Ford joins the upcoming ABC News-Univision channel Fusion as Vice President for Corporate Communications. He will be based at the channel's new headquarters in Miami. Ford currently oversees media relations for "World News with Diane Sawyer." Following his speech at the Lincoln Memorial this aft... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 19 - Posted August 27, 2013
While still in third place in the ratings race, the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" showed the most total viewer growth last week: up +7% compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Here Are The Highest Paid News Anchors At Each Network - Posted August 23, 2013
TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio and Michael Schneider tally up the highest-paid talent in television for this week's magazine. The highest paid on-air individual in all of TV is syndicated judge "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, who rakes in an estimated $45 million a year for her eponymous ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 12 - Posted August 20, 2013
With Brian Williams off recovering from knee replacement surgery, "NBC Nightly News" with Lester Holt filling in remained the top evening newscast... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 29 - Posted August 6, 2013
As NBC's Brian Williams goes under the knife today to replace his right knee, his evening newscast is back on top i... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 22 - Posted July 30, 2013
ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" has won its first week in the A25-54 demo in more than four years, unseating "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" w... [TVNewser]

ABC News' Robin Roberts Secures Interview With Another Zimmerman Juror - Posted July 25, 2013
Another juror in the George Zimmerman trial is stepping forward for an interview, and this time her identity will not be hidden by shadows. ABC News "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts interviewed juror B29 (her name is "Maddy) toda... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 8 - Posted July 16, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" won its 200th consecutive week last week among total viewers. The broadcast had its best deliveries and advantages over ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Ali Wentworth on George Stephanopoulos: 'He's really not that serious' - Posted July 14, 2013
ABC's George Stephanopoulos and his wife, actress and comedian Ali Wentworth, are featured in this week's People. Wentworth ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 1 - Posted July 10, 2013
During the holiday-shortened week, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" claims another win. "Nightly" was the only evening newscast to show growth -- adding +35,000 viewers compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 24 & Q2 2013 - Posted July 2, 2013
Here's the challenge for the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley:" the broadcast just had its best second quarter among total viewers since 2007. But was actually down -3% among younger viewers, year-over-year. The Pelley broadcast,... [TVNewser]

ABC's Jonathan Karl to Interview George and Laura Bush in Africa - Posted July 1, 2013
ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl will sit down with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush during their trip to Africa. The... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC's Jonathan Karl to Interview George and Laura Bush in Africa - Posted July 1, 2013
ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl will sit down with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush during their trip to Africa. The... [FishbowlNY]

ABC's Jonathan Karl to Interview George and Laura Bush in Africa - Posted July 1, 2013
ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl will sit down with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush during their trip to Africa. The... [TVNewser]

Which TV News Anchor Inspired 'The Newsroom's' Olivia Munn? - Posted June 30, 2013
In a video interview with The Hollywood Reporter, "The Newsroom's" Olivia Munn talks about her inspirations for the role of finance reporter Sloan Sabbath. Spoiler alert: it is a high-profile anchor at ABC News. "There are similarities that I never realized I was bringing to Sloan, but things that were important to me,"... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 17 - Posted June 25, 2013
As Summer heats up, viewers are cooling to the evening newscasts. Last week, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" led the way again, but that broadcast, as well as the "CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

ABC News 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit Sent Back To State Court - Posted June 13, 2013
The "Pink Slime" lawsuit is moving back to state court, much to the chagrin of attorneys for ABC News, whoa argued that its proper jurisdiction was in federal court. The case, if you aren't caught up, involves an ABC News story that referred to a certain processed beef product as "pink slime."... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 3 - Posted June 11, 2013
ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" remains in second place in the evening news ratings, but was the only broadcast to show growth in both total viewers (+4%) and the younger demo (+.5%) compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Anne Sweeney, Dick Clark Honored at Mirror Awards - Posted June 5, 2013
Disney/ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney was honored with the Fred Dressler Leadership Award at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communications' annual Mirror Awards today. "ABC World News" wee... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 27 - Posted June 4, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast for the final week of May. But only "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 20 and May Sweeps - Posted May 29, 2013
For the week of May 20, 2013, all three evening newscast grew their viewership compared to the same week last year. Last week, the networks spent considerable time covering a deadly tornado and its aftermath in... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: 'Killing Kennedy,' Newswomen, Velshi - Posted May 28, 2013
The TV adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's book "Killing Kennedy" has signed up Rob Lowe to play President Kennedy and Ginnifer Goodwin to play Mrs. Kennedy. Lee Harvey Oswald has not yet been cast. Vanity Fair didn't ... [TVNewser]

Bob Schieffer Honored with 2013 Walter Cronkite Award - Posted May 23, 2013
Bob Schieffer, a 44-year CBS News veteran and current moderator of "Face the Nation," will be the 2013 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. "Walter Cronkite is wh... [TVNewser]

FNC's Van Susteren Named 97th 'Most Powerful' Woman - Posted May 22, 2013
Forbes' annual "100 Most Powerful Women in the World" list published Wednesday. Included on the list is Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren in the 97th slot. The ... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Sawyer, Greta Van Susteren Make Forbes Most Powerful Women List - Posted May 22, 2013
Diane Sawyer and Greta Van Susteren have made Forbes' 2013 list of the World's Most Powerful Women. Sawyer ... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Plan Extended Evening Newscasts, Special Coverage Of Tornado Aftermath - Posted May 21, 2013
The broadcast networks are planning to give their news organizations extra space tonight to update viewers on the aftermath of the devastating tornado that ripped through a suburb of Oklahoma City. In addition to expanded evening newscasts, NBC and ABC will have dedicated programming to coverage of the devastation... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 13 - Posted May 21, 2013
The "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" was the only evening newscast to grow compared to the same week last year. The 3rd ranked show was up +... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Sawyer, 'Crowd', Bugs - Posted May 16, 2013
ABC News' latest "Hidden America" report airs Tuesday on "World News." Diane Sawyer goes inside Strawberry Mansion in Philadelphia, one of the most dangerous schools in the country. In addition to "World News," Tuesday's "Nightline" will be entirely devoted to the report. CNBC's latest primetime program, "Crowd Rules," drew just 47,000 Total... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Afternoon Ticker: Sawyer, 'Crowd', Bugs - Posted May 16, 2013
ABC News' latest "Hidden America" report airs Tuesday on "World News." Diane Sawyer goes inside Strawberry Mansion in Philadelphia, one of the most dangerous schools in the country. In addition to "World News," Tuesday's "Nightline" will be entirely devoted to the report. CNBC's latest primetime program, "Crowd Rules," drew just 47,000 Total... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 6 - Posted May 14, 2013
While still trailing in the evening news race, the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" continues to show the most growth in viewership: up +12% compared to the same ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Journalist Trevor Barker Dies At 59 - Posted May 13, 2013
[caption id="attachment_179024" align="alignleft" width="272"] Photo: David Muir/ABC News[/caption] ABC News lost one of its own on Sunday, as veteran audio engineer Trevor Barker passed away at age 59. Barker, based in South Africa, worked with Peter Jen... [TVNewser]

Boring Guy Tom Hanks Tops '100 Most Trusted People in America' List - Posted May 7, 2013
Reader's Digest just published a piece titled the "100 Most Trusted People in America" and Tom Hanks took the top spot. This is not sur... [FishbowlLA]

Robin Roberts Tops TV News Personalities on 'Most Trusted' List - Posted May 7, 2013
Several television news journalists have landed on Reader's Digest list of "The 100 Most Trusted People in America." At #12, "Good Morning America" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 29 - Posted May 7, 2013
For the week of April 29, all three evening newscasts grew in total viewers but shed younger viewers compared to the same week last year. "NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

8.5 Million Tune In For ABC's Amanda Knox Interview - Posted May 1, 2013
Diane Sawyer's primetime interview with Amanda Knox averaged 8.5 million viewers and a 2.4 rating / 6 share in the A25-54 demographic at 10pmET Tuesday, according to Nielsen Fast Affiliate data. Knox's fi... [TVNewser]

ABC's Diane Sawyer To Interview Malala Yousafzai, Young Girl Shot By Taliban - Posted May 1, 2013
Just a day after ABC News aired a big primetime interview with Amanda Knox, the network announced another big "get." Later this year Diane Sawyer will int... [TVNewser]

Yahoo! Expands Content Deal With ABC News, CNBC At 'NewFront' - Posted April 30, 2013
Last night Yahoo! held its "NewFront" event at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square, and the digital media company announced expanded content deals with its two big TV news partners, ABC News and CNBC. ABC, of course, has a major deal with the company, particularly with "Good Mo... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 22 - Posted April 30, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was on top as usual for the week of April 22, beating "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" by +605,000 Total Viewers ... [TVNewser]

George W. Bush on Jenna's Job: 'Continuing the Warm Relations the Bush Family Has With the National Press' - Posted April 25, 2013
All five living presidents are at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, on the campus of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas this morning. The cable news networks are carrying the event in its entirety, with speeches given by former Pres. Clinton and Pres. Obama. When it... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 15 - Posted April 23, 2013
The three evening newscasts added 3.5 million viewers compared to a typical week last week as interest intensified following Monday's attacks at the Boston Marathon. "NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Bret Baier, Dana Perino To Interview George W. Bush For Fox News - Posted April 22, 2013
Former President George W. Bush may be giving his first TV interview to ABC's Diane Sawyer and his first... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Interview Bushes Ahead of Presidential Center Dedication - Posted April 21, 2013
ABC's Diane Sawyer will interview George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush... [TVNewser]

More Shots Fired as Police Surround Suspect in Watertown [UPDATE: Suspect in Custody] - Posted April 19, 2013
Police have cornered a man believed to be the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown. Shots were heard in the area by several correspondents, including CNN's Drew Griffin and ABC's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

More Shots Fired as Police Surround Suspect in Watertown [UPDATE: Suspect in Custody] - Posted April 19, 2013
Police have cornered a man believed to be the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown. Shots were heard in the area by several correspondents, including CNN's Drew Griffin and ABC's ... [FishbowlNY]

More Shots Fired as Police Surround Suspect in Watertown [UPDATE: Suspect in Custody] - Posted April 19, 2013
Police have cornered a man believed to be the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown. Shots were heard in the area by several correspondents, including CNN's Drew Griffin and ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Networks Extend Coverage, Plan Specials for Boston Manhunt - Posted April 19, 2013
The broadcast networks have expanded their coverage into the late-morning as the manhunt for 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev intensifies. The networks are preparing for extended coverage throughout the d... [TVNewser]

Chaos Overnight as One Boston Blast Suspect is Dead, His Brother on the Loose - Posted April 19, 2013
A holdup at a Cambridge 7-11 store around 10pm Thursday set off an all night pursuit for the suspects in the Boston Marathon blasts. By sunrise, an MIT police officer was dead, an MBTA officer was wounded, on... [TVNewser]

Boston Bombings: Tuesday Coverage Notes - Posted April 16, 2013
Brian Williams will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from Boston tonight. "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 8 - Posted April 16, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" won the week of April 8, and was the only show to grow in both Total Viewers and younger viewers compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Focus on Human Impact of Boston Bombings - Posted April 16, 2013
Wall-to-wall coverage of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon continues into the second day. ABC News, NBC News and CBS News all broadcast special reports for President Obama's remarks from the White House press briefing room at 11:30amET. Lester Holt anchored from Boston on NBC, Anthony Mason... [TVNewser]

Expanded Evening Newscasts After Deadly Explosions Rock Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
... [TVNewser]

Explosions at Finish Line of the Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
... [TVNewser]

TV News Dominates THR '35 Most Powerful' - Posted April 10, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter released its 2013 "35 Most Powerful People In Media" list, and TV news dominates the winners. The list... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 1 - Posted April 9, 2013
All three evening newscasts are have grown in total viewers compared to the same week last year: "NBC Nightly News with Brian Wil... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 25 and Q1 2013 - Posted April 2, 2013
All three evening newscasts grew their total viewer audiences last week compared to the same week last year. "NBC Nightly News" with Brian Willia... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 18 - Posted March 26, 2013
ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" saw double digit viewer growth last week when compared to the same week last year. "World ... [TVNewser]

Court Orders Retrial as Amanda Knox Preps for Publicity Tour - Posted March 26, 2013
We in PR know that bad publicity almost never doubles as good publicity, but exceptions do stand out. Accused/acquitted/accused again murderer Amanda Knox, for example, got $4 million to write a book despite the fact that -- ... [PRNewser]

ABC Launches #MyWorldNewsStory Campaign - Posted March 18, 2013
ABC has launched a new campaign for "World News with Diane Sawyer." The network has rolled out five new promos from the show highlighting people who have been featured in or impacted by stories that have aired on ... [TVNewser]

In Broadcast Booking Wars, A Shift In Power - Posted March 14, 2013
TV news booking wars are nothing new, but on the broadcast side of things there is something of a tidal shift. With "Good Morning America" topping "Today," and most networks now reluctant to give big payouts for exclusive stories, the big "gets" are less predictable. The ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer on the 'Unrelenting Nature' of Her Job - Posted March 13, 2013
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gives a wide-ranging interview about her life and career in this month's Harper's ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 4 - Posted March 12, 2013
While the broadcast remains a distant third place, the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" continues to show the most growth of the three evening newscasts. Compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Before the Smoke Clears, The Call of a New Pope - Posted March 12, 2013
And now the wait begins. At 12:34pmET, the doors of the Sistine Chapel closed as 115 Cardinals began the process of choosing a new pope. Now, TV news anchors, analysts, producers and bookers are at the ready for the first signs of smoke. The news networks produced special reports as Cardinals made... [TVNewser]

Papal Conclave Coverage: Broadcast and Cable Networks - Posted March 11, 2013
The conclave to elect the next Pope will begin Tuesday after morning mass. Here's what the broadcast and cable networks have planned for coverage. ABC's Diane Sawyer will broadcast "World News" from the Vatican beginning this evening... [TVNewser]

As One 'View' Host Returns, Another Prepares To Depart - Posted March 8, 2013
On Monday Barbara Walters returned to her rightful seat behind the table on "The Vie... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 25 & Sweeps - Posted March 5, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was on top for the week of February 25, besting "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" by +550,000 Total Viewe... [TVNewser]

Pope Benedict Coverage: ABC News - Posted February 26, 2013
With Pope Benedict XVI set to resign on Thursday, U.S. networks are beginning to plan for coverage of the unprecedented (at least in modern times) event. George Stephanopoulos and ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 18 - Posted February 26, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was #1 again in the evenings last week. The NBC broadcast had a 977,000 total viewer lead on #2 "ABC World News with Di... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 11 - Posted February 20, 2013
"ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" was the only evening newscast to grow in both total viewers and younger viewers compared to the same ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Gives a 'World News' Shoutout to Her Youngest Fan - Posted February 19, 2013
Diane Sawyer took a minute out of "World News" Monday evening to give a special shoutout to one of her youngest viewers, two-year-old Malena. "Tonight on this holiday, I'd love the chance to say hello to a friend who says hello to me every night, even though she is only two years... [TVNewser]

Dorner Cornered, California Manhunt Pushes Up Against State of the Union Coverage - Posted February 12, 2013
In the hour leading up to the State of the Union, the cable news networks would ordinarily be in continuing coverage of the President's annual address. Instead, they have been in breaking news mode as choppers hover over a remote cabin in a California forest. Inside that cabin, is believed to... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dorner Cornered, California Manhunt Pushes Up Against State of the Union Coverage - Posted February 12, 2013
In the hour leading up to the State of the Union, the cable news networks would ordinarily be in continuing coverage of the President's annual address. Instead, they have been in breaking news mode as choppers hover over a remote cabin in a California forest. Inside that cabin, is believed to... [FishbowlNY]

Dorner Cornered, California Manhunt Pushes Up Against State of the Union Coverage - Posted February 12, 2013
In the hour leading up to the State of the Union, the cable news networks would ordinarily be in continuing coverage of the President's annual address. Instead, they have been in breaking news mode as choppers hover over a remote cabin in a California forest. Inside that cabin, is believed to... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 4 - Posted February 12, 2013
"CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" may still trail its evening news competitors, but the show had its best week in four years last week, sin... [TVNewser]

The SOTU Ticker: Bing, Lunch, Watch - Posted February 12, 2013
Fox News Channel and Bing are joining forces for the Bing Pulse online voting tool, enabling people to track and share opinions in real time during the president's State of the Union address tonight. Anchors Brian Willams, ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer Secures Amanda Knox Interview - Posted February 11, 2013
ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer has landed the first interview with Amanda Knox, the American girl who was convicted of murderin... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage: ABC News - Posted February 8, 2013
Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor ABC News' coverage of the State of the Union from Washington, DC beginning at 9pmET Tu... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 28 - Posted February 5, 2013
All three evening newscasts grew their total viewership compared to the same week last year. "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" showe... [TVNewser]

The TVNewser Twitter Index: The Most-Followed Network Shows - Posted February 2, 2013
Introducing the TVNewser Twitter index, where we take a look at how TV news programs are ranking on that other real-time medium, Twitter. This week: the most-followed broadcast network morning shows and evening news programs. Next week we look at the primetime cable news landscape and in future weeks we will... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 21 - Posted January 29, 2013
A major news event that comes along once every four years -- the presidential inauguration -- didn't move the needle much among the evening newscasts. All three shows were flat or down compared to the same week last year... [TVNewser]

ABC News Pushes Back on Diane Sawyer Retirement Rumor - Posted January 29, 2013
ABC News says there's no truth to today's New York Daily News story that star anchor Diane Sawyer is plann... [TVNewser]

What Kind of Anchorman Will Jake Tapper Be? 'They Don't Want Me to be Ron Burgundy' - Posted January 25, 2013
Former ABC ace Jake Tapper, who debuted on CNN Tuesday, says that his being passed over -- twice -- as 'This Week' anchor was not the reason he left the network. When ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 14 - Posted January 23, 2013
"ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" was the only evening newscast to grow its younger viewer average compared to the same week last year... [TVNewser]

For Inaugural Ceremony, DC Stations Turn to National Coverage - Posted January 21, 2013
Following their respective morning newscasts, local stations in Washington, DC have traded local coverage for national coverage of President Obama's ceremonial swearing-in ceremony. Around 11amET Monday, all four DC stations -- NBC O&O WRC, ABC affil... [TVSpy]

President Obama Takes Oath, Chief Justice Roberts Uses Notes, For Second Swearing In - Posted January 20, 2013
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Inauguration 2013: ABC Coverage Plans - Posted January 16, 2013
ABC's Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor special coverage of Barack Obama's second inauguration beginn... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama: New Gun Law Opponents 'Want to Gin Up Fear or Higher Ratings or Revenue' - Posted January 16, 2013
... [TVNewser]

The Most Covered Stories And Most Utilized Correspondents Of 2012 - Posted January 16, 2013
The Tyndall Report has released its analysis of the network evening newscasts in 2012. As usual, it provides insight into the differences between the newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as who the "most valuable players" are, so to speak. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 7 - Posted January 15, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins another week -- its 174th week straight in total viewers, 216th in A25-54 viewers -- showing growth compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters To Carry President Obama's Final First-Term Presser - Posted January 14, 2013
At approximately 11:15 AM ET, President Obama will hold a press conference at the White House, his last presser of his first term, before being inaugurated for his second term next week. The "big three" broadcasters will all be breaking into regular programming to cover the presser. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 31 - Posted January 8, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" begins 2013 with another ratings win, but "Nightly" was flat compared to the same week last year... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Giffords, VICE, CBS - Posted January 7, 2013
ABC's Diane Sawyer has secured an interview with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly.They are expected to talk about the recovery process from the Tucson shooting two years ago, and the Newtown shooting. HBO's new newsmagazine "VICE" will debut in the Spring, the network has announced. From... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Talks with the Women of the Senate - Posted January 3, 2013
The only woman anchor of an evening newscast speaks with nearly all of the women Senators of the 113th Congress. Tonight on "World News" and on "Nightline" ABC's Diane Sawyer sits down with Barbara Boxer, S... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 24 - Posted January 3, 2013
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" caps off 2012 with another ratings win: its 172th consecutive total viewer win and 214th win among younger viewers. "Nightly" drew +10% more viewers than "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 17 - Posted December 27, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" and "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" both improved their audiences compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Congratulates Jonathan Karl On 'World News' - Posted December 21, 2012
At the very end of "ABC World News," Jonathan Karl had a segment on the "Plan B" vote (it would eventually fail). After the segment, Diane Sawyer had a few kind words for Karl, announcing ... [TVNewser]

Sam Donaldson Arrested For DUI - Posted December 19, 2012
Former ABC News anchor Sam Donaldson was arrested for driving under the influence earlier this month. TMZ first reported ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 10 - Posted December 18, 2012
A busy news week that was capped by Friday's tragedy in Newtown, CT sent viewers to the evening newscasts last week boosting the averages of all three programs. A combined average of 24.9 million viewers -- the most in three weeks -- tuned into the three broadcast network newscasts last week. "NBC... [TVNewser]

Connecticut School Shooting: Coverage Plans For This Evening - Posted December 14, 2012
[caption id="attachment_158807" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: Shannon Hicks, The Newtown Bee[/caption] With the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, the broadcast networks and cable news channels are changing up their plans tonight. All three of the evening news anchors, ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Hit With Another 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit - Posted December 13, 2012
A worker who was laid off from Beef Products, Inc. is suing ABC News, claiming the network's use of the "pink slime" phrase to describe BPI's products led to him losing his job. The worker, Bruce Smith, is one of 750 people who laid off at BPI. The South Dakota-based company is... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Interviews Historic Class of Female Senators - Posted December 12, 2012
When the new Congress is sworn in early next year, there will be 20 female senators, the most in history. ABC's Diane Sawyer sat down with 19 of them today for an interview in the Kennedy Caucus Room to talk about their role in the Senate. The f... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 3 - Posted December 11, 2012
"ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" was the only evening newscast to show improvement compared same week last year. The broadcast was... [TVNewser]

ABC's Ron Claiborne Drives While Sleeping - Posted December 8, 2012
ABC News correspondent Ron Claiborne filed a story this week for "ABC World News" about "micro-sleeping," and driving while being sleep-deprived. As any good journalist would, he decided to dive in first-hand: he depriv... [TVNewser]

'World News' Segment Crashes Website of Made in America Company - Posted December 6, 2012
"World News with Diane Sawyer" has been airing new installments of its Made in America series for the holidays. Last night the show featured Bodacious Cases, a company that makes iPhone cases made 100% in the U.S. Immediately after the segment aired on the East Coast the company's website, BodaciousCases.c... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 26 - Posted December 4, 2012
A combined average of 24.688 million people watched the three evening newscasts last week -- up almost 200,000 viewers from the same week last year, with most of the gains going to #3 "CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

When is XOXO Too Much? - Posted November 29, 2012
The Atlantic's magazine is out and among its offerings is the onset of hugs and kisses in workplace interactions. And by that, they mean over email. For example, two professional women collaborate on a project and one follows up with: "xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo." Even ABC News anchor ... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 19 & November Sweeps - Posted November 28, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a big win in the ratings last week, averaging more than 10 million viewers for the Thanksgiving-shortened week. ABC's and CBS's weekly averages are based on two days (Mon-Tue), while N... [TVNewser]

Judge Recuses Himself From 'Pink Slime' Lawsuit, Citing Ties to ABC News - Posted November 27, 2012
Judge Lawrence L. Piersol has recused himself from the billion-dollar defamation lawsuit against ABC because his daughter-in-law is a producer on "Good Morning America," the AP ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer: Have a Made-in-America Holiday, Create 200,000 Jobs - Posted November 26, 2012
The average American plans to spend $700 on holiday gifts, trimmings, and trappings this year (that's $465 billion!). It's no wonder we find our radios, TVs, in-boxes and mailboxes inundated with ads from retailers, ... [PRNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 12 - Posted November 20, 2012
The evening news ratings race was an interesting one last week. "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley," which has been on the rise the last few months, was flat compared to ... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Interview With MetroWeekly's Snow - Posted November 16, 2012
Say hello to Justin Snow, Metro Weekly's pol... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Taking Obama Presser - Posted November 14, 2012
At 1:30 PM ET, President Obama will be giving his first press conference in months, and the first since he won reelection just over a week ago. The cable news channels will, as usual, be dedicating their programs in that hour to covering the conference, and the broadcasters will be breaking into... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 5 - Posted November 13, 2012
Considering last week saw the presidential election, 2 of 3 evening newscasts didn't see much -- or any -- lift. "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" improved on ... [TVNewser]

Sam Champion, Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott Put On Another Kind of Show - Posted November 9, 2012
"Good Morning America" anchors Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, and Josh Elliot... [TVNewser]

Networks Ready Special Reports For President Obama's First Statement Since Reelection - Posted November 9, 2012
The broadcast networks will all air special reports covering a statement from President Obama around 1 PM today. It will be President Obama's first public statements following his reelection (not counting his acceptance speech, of course). As usual, expect the cabl... [TVNewser]

Conan Doesn't Think Diane Sawyer Was the Only TV Talker Tipsy Tuesday Night - Posted November 8, 2012
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Diane Sawyer Gets Sit-down With Speaker Boehner - Posted November 7, 2012
Tonight's "CBS Evening News" is going one hour with 2012 election results and analysis. Meanwhile, "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gets the first post-election interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner who will soon get to work with President Obama on trying to keep the U.S. from going off... [TVNewser]

Critics Praise CNN, ABC For Election Night Coverage - Posted November 7, 2012
Television critics are already weighing in on Tuesday night's Election coverage, with praise being directed at CNN and ABC. The Washington Post's Erik Wemple ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Has Read Your Tweets, 'The Good, Bad and the Funny' - Posted November 7, 2012
ABC's Diane Sawyer, trending for a time on Twitter last night for what some are calling oddball behavior during election coverage, has taken to Twitter herself, acknowledging the chatter about her. The night nearly ended early for the entire crew at Times Square Studios when the lights went out just before... [TVNewser]

Sinclair's Election Eve Special, Broadcast in Swing States, Criticized as Partisan - Posted November 7, 2012
Sinclair Broadcast Group is under fire for an election special that aired on stations in battleground states Monday night. The half-hour special -- broadcast on the eve of the election in Columbus, Dayton and West Palm Beach -- is being criticized as a partisan attack on President ... [TVSpy]

The Moments People Talked About From Last Night's Coverage - Posted November 7, 2012
With s0 many networks covering the election, you are bound to miss some memorable moments. Here are a few of the things that happened last night during coverage that lit up social media. On Fox News, Karl Rove openly and aggressively disagreed with the network's call that President Obama would win Ohio,... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 29 - Posted November 6, 2012
During a week which saw extensive coverage of Superstorm Sandy, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the #1 choice in the evenings. "Nightly" drew 2+ million more viewers than an average week and saw it largest viewership s... [TVNewser]

ABC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
ABC News has announced its plans for election night coverage. As we've already reported, ABC's coverage will originate from Times Square Studios, home of "Good Morning America." Led by ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Files Motion to Dismiss 'Pink Slime' Suit - Posted October 31, 2012
ABC News and several on air staffers filed a motion today to dismiss claims brought by two companies over the network's coverage of finely textured beef, referred to as "pink slime." Beef Products Inc. is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200 "false and misleading and defamatory" statements. In a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC News Files Motion to Dismiss 'Pink Slime' Suit - Posted October 31, 2012
ABC News and several on air staffers filed a motion today to dismiss claims brought by two companies over the network's coverage of finely textured beef, referred to as "pink slime." Beef Products Inc. is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200 "false and misleading and defamatory" statements. In a ... [FishbowlNY]

ABC's Primetime and 'Nightline' Sandy Specials - Posted October 30, 2012
Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo will co-anchor "A Special Edition of 20/20: The Perfect Storm" tonight at 10pmET. Sawyer met up with Cuomo's brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 22 - Posted October 30, 2012
As the network evening newscasts continue what will be days of coverage of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, the ratings from last week are in. And it shows a similar trend to previous weeks, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Halloween Parties Canceled - Posted October 30, 2012
The "Today" show and "Good Morning America" are both canceling their Halloween Parties set for tomorrow. "Today" made its announcement on the show today. And "GMA" just released this statement: "Due to Hurricane Sandy, GMA's Halloween show is canceled for tomorrow. GMA will continue to provide comprehensive coverage and ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 15 - Posted October 23, 2012
The three evening newscasts have lost more than a million viewers in the past year. Of the three broadcasts, only the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" saw an uptick in viewers, +1%, ... [TVNewser]

Where to Watch the Final Presidential Debate - Posted October 22, 2012
Tonight is the third and final Presidential debate of this election cycle. CBS' Bob Schieffer moderates at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Here's a round up of what the cable and broadcast networks have planned... ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Latest 'Hidden America' Report Spotlights Gang Violence in Chicago - Posted October 17, 2012
ABC News is out with a new "Hidden America" report that explores gang violence in Chicago. As part of the series of reports, Diane Sawyer and Chicago-based correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 8 - Posted October 16, 2012
Brian Williams's "NBC Nightly News" was number one again last week, but, as we've seen in recent weeks, only Scott Pelley's "CBS Evening News" is... [TVNewser]

Where to Watch the Second Presidential Debate - Posted October 16, 2012
Tonight's Presidential debate, moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, will be held at Hofstra University at 9pmET. Here's a round-up of what the broadcast and cable networks have planned. On ABC News, ... [TVNewser]

Martha Raddatz Did Not Lehrer It Tonight - Posted October 11, 2012
Mostly praise is being heaped on ABC's Martha Raddatz for her turn as moderator of tonight's Vice Presidential debate. Republican reaction is less glowing, as Raddatz is being criticized for interrupting Rep. Ryan more than VP Bide... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Martha Raddatz Did Not Lehrer It Tonight - Posted October 11, 2012
Mostly praise is being heaped on ABC's Martha Raddatz for her turn as moderator of tonight's Vice Presidential debate. Republican reaction is less glowing, as Raddatz is being criticized for interrupting Rep. Ryan more than VP Bide... [FishbowlNY]

Martha Raddatz Did Not Lehrer It Tonight - Posted October 11, 2012
Mostly praise is being heaped on ABC's Martha Raddatz for her turn as moderator of tonight's Vice Presidential debate. Republican reaction is less glowing, as Raddatz is being criticized for interrupting Rep. Ryan more than VP Bide... [TVNewser]

Sam Champion Getting Married - Posted October 5, 2012
"Good Morning America" weatherman Sam Champion is planning to tie the knot with his partner Rubem Robierb later this year. The pending nuptials will be reported ... [TVNewser]

Barack Obama's First Post-Debate Interview Goes To Diane Sawyer - Posted October 5, 2012
We already noted Mitt Romney's first post-debate interview, now it looks like The Presid... [TVNewser]

Sawyer and Stephanopoulos To Lead ABC's Debate Coverage - Posted October 1, 2012
ABC News has announced its coverage plans for the three Presidential and one Vice Presidential debates. Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Righty Journos Chuckle at MSM's Expense - Posted September 28, 2012
The one jab that never fails to elicit laughs from conservatives is the one about MSNBC and how "nobody" watches it. There was a lot of that at last night's Media Research Center gala. MRC, a conservative media watchdog org, celebrated its 25th anniversary and presented its tongue-in-cheek Dishonors awards at the... [FishbowlDC]

Righty Journos Chuckle at MSM's Expense - Posted September 28, 2012
The one jab that never fails to elicit laughs from conservatives is the one about MSNBC and how "nobody" watches it. There was a lot of that at last night's Media Research Center gala. MRC, a conservative media watchdog org, celebrated its 25th anniversary and presented its tongue-in-cheek Dishonors awards at the... [PRNewser]

The Ticker: Muir, Current, 60's 45th... - Posted September 26, 2012
With a week to go until the first Presidential debate, ABC's David Muir sat down with GOP candidate Mitt Romney this afternoon in Toledo. The interview airs tonight on "World News with Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 17 - Posted September 26, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week of September 17 as well as the 2011-2012 season, which drew to a close last week. Compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: 2011-2012 Season - Posted September 25, 2012
After seeing the biggest numbers in nearly a decade during the 2010-2011 season, overall the network evening newscasts shed viewers in the just completed 2011-2012 season. Only "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" grew viewership: +3%, though down slightly in A25-54 viewers: -.5%. Com... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts' Transplant Completed In Five Minutes - Posted September 21, 2012
The stem-cell transplant was a success for "Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, and it was completed in five minutes. Fellow ABCers Sam Champion and Diane Sawyer were in the room as it happened. Not surprisingly, given the proclivity of TV ne... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Robin Roberts' Transplant Completed In Five Minutes - Posted September 21, 2012
The stem-cell transplant was a success for "Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, and it was completed in five minutes. Fellow ABCers Sam Champion and Diane Sawyer were in the room as it happened. Not surprisingly, given the proclivity of TV ne... [FishbowlNY]

Robin Roberts' Transplant Completed In Five Minutes - Posted September 21, 2012
The stem-cell transplant was a success for "Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, and it was completed in five minutes. Fellow ABCers Sam Champion and Diane Sawyer were in the room as it happened. Not surprisingly, given the proclivity of TV ne... [TVNewser]

Why Bill O'Reilly Won't Be the Next Anchor of the Evening News - Posted September 20, 2012
Tonight's "Rock Center" led off with a two-part Ted Koppel report looking at partisan news media, its rise and why it may be here to stay, whether you like it or not. The hugely popular and wildly profitable Fox News Channel -- in the form of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Why Bill O'Reilly Won't Be the Next Anchor of the Evening News - Posted September 20, 2012
Tonight's "Rock Center" led off with a two-part Ted Koppel report looking at partisan news media, its rise and why it may be here to stay, whether you like it or not. The hugely popular and wildly profitable Fox News Channel -- in the form of ... [FishbowlNY]

Why Bill O'Reilly Won't Be the Next Anchor of the Evening News - Posted September 20, 2012
Tonight's "Rock Center" led off with a two-part Ted Koppel report looking at partisan news media, its rise and why it may be here to stay, whether you like it or not. The hugely popular and wildly profitable Fox News Channel -- in the form of ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 10 - Posted September 18, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week, but only "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" added viewers compared to the ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Sued Over 'Pink Slime' Reports - Posted September 13, 2012
ABC News, and anchor Diane Sawyer, have been named in a defamation lawsuit filed by Beef Products Inc. (BPI). The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based meat processor is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200 "false and misleading ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 3 - Posted September 11, 2012
The evening news race ends typically for the week of Sept. 3. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was #1, followed by "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Stops By WSOC's Skybox at the DNC - Posted September 6, 2012
ABC's Diane Sawyer is a busy woman, but she made time today to sto... [TVSpy]

Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos Break from DNC to Attend Funeral for Robin Roberts' Mother - Posted September 6, 2012
Last night David Muir was sitting in for Diane Sawyer on "World News" at the Time Warner Cable Arena, site of the DNC. Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, who have been anchoring ABC's coverage of the Democratic National Convention, left Ch... [TVNewser]

Brokaw on 'Hannity:' 'If you want to be a good news consumer, you've got to get aggressive' - Posted September 5, 2012
Tom Brokaw crossed the media aisle tonight and appeared on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News. The two discussed politics and the media. Hannity ask... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Brokaw on 'Hannity:' 'If you want to be a good news consumer, you've got to get aggressive' - Posted September 5, 2012
Tom Brokaw crossed the media aisle tonight and appeared on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News. The two discussed politics and the media. Hannity ask... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 27 - Posted September 5, 2012
As Hurricane Isaac washed ashore and the Republican delegates met in Tampa, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the #1 choice for viewers. "Nightly" drew 700,000 more viewers than #2 "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

The DNC Ticker: Sawyer, Williams, Muir - Posted September 4, 2012
ABC's Diane Sawyer talks with San Antonio Mayor Juli n Castro for tonight's "World News." Castro is the DNC's keynote speaker tonight. NBC's Brian Williams interviews former President ... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts' Mother Passes Away At 88 - Posted August 31, 2012
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts lost her mother yesterday. Lucimarian Roberts passed away in Mississippi at the age of 88. Roberts--who left "GMA" after yesterday's show to be with her family--was by her side when she died. "It is with deep regret and heavy prayer and reflection tonight that I write... [TVNewser]

The Days and Nights of Network Newsers at the RNC - Posted August 30, 2012
We stopped by the ABC News workspace this afternoon at the Republican National Convention as editors and producers worked on today's online coverage as well as tonight's "World News with Diane Sawyer," the ABCNews.com primetime livestream and the n... [TVNewser]

Oprah And Gayle King To Go Head To Head In The Morning - Posted August 30, 2012
Following the announcement this morning that today would be Robin Roberts... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts Signs Off Early From 'GMA' To Be With Family In Hurricane Zone - Posted August 30, 2012
ABC this morning announced that today would be Robin Roberts' last day anchoring "Good Morning America" before she goes on extended leave. Tomorrow ... [TVNewser]

Jorge Ramos on the Univision-ABC News Channel: 'Either we do it, or somebody else is going to do it' - Posted August 29, 2012
Univision and ABC News flexed the combined muscle of their newly-minted partnership at a breakfast panel at the University Club in Tampa this morning. The event, which examined the surging... [TVNewser]

Mika and Joe React to Chris Matthews Outburst on Monday's 'Morning Joe' - Posted August 29, 2012
After signing off from "Morning Joe" Tuesday, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski headed over to panel put on by the St. Pete-based ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 20 - Posted August 28, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" held an +800,000 viewer lead on #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" last week. "Nightly" leads in younge... [TVNewser]

Scenes from (Almost) Day One at the RNC - Posted August 27, 2012
This TVNewser arrived in Tampa this morning, just as Tropical Storm Isaac's outer bands continued to lash Florida's west coast. The Republican National Convention, already shortened by a day because of Isaac, has change... [TVNewser]

14 Media Women Comprise Forbes' List of World's 100 Most Powerful Women List - Posted August 23, 2012
When Forbes releases their annual rankings, people listen so their latest list is no different. Their World's 100 Most Powerful Women list was released and out of the 100 names, 14 women are in media. Congrats to the power women! ... [TVNewser]

14 Media Women Comprise Forbes' List of World's 100 Most Powerful Women List - Posted August 23, 2012
When Forbes releases their annual rankings, people listen so their latest list is no different. Their World's 100 Most Powerful Women list was released and out of the 100 names, 14 women are in media. Congrats to the power women! ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Diane Sawyer, Christiane Amanpour, Greta Van Susteren Among 'World's Most Powerful Women' - Posted August 22, 2012
Forbes released this year's list of the "100 Most Powerful Women," and women in media are very well-represented. Among TV news personalities, "ABC World News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Bob Woodward to Publish The Price of Politics September 11 - Posted August 14, 2012
Journalist Bob Woodward has revealed the subject and release date for his 17th book. The Price of Politics will be published September 11, a $30 hardcover and a $14.99 eBook. Interviews with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos... [GalleyCat]

KOMO Remembers Kathi Goertzen: 'The Heart and Soul of Our News Team' - Posted August 14, 2012
Seattle ABC-affiliate KOMO is remembering Kathi Goertzen, a longtime anchor who ... [TVSpy]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 6 - Posted August 14, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" leaves London with gold. During its second week broadcasting from the Summer Games, the Brian Williams newscast was up +9% in total viewers compared to the ... [TVNewser]

The AM Ticker: Woodward, Drought, Fox Map App - Posted August 14, 2012
As he did for his last two books, journalist Bob Woodward is giving his first interview for his new book The Price of Politics to ABC'a ... [TVNewser]

Can You Hear Me Now? George Stephanopoulos Gets Phone Call During Live 'World News' Segment - Posted August 14, 2012
ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos apparently forgot to put his phone on "vibrate" last night, as it rang--quite loudly--while he was being interviewed by "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer. "That's your voice, your vote... and your ringtone, thanks George," Sawyer quipped (... [TVNewser]

Top 10 Highest Paid News Anchors - Posted August 9, 2012
TVGuide is out with its annual list of the top celebrity earners. Judge Judy tops them all, making $45 million a year. Ashton Kutcher is tops among comedy actors for his "Two and a Half Men" haul. Mark Harmon... [TVNewser]

A Well-Respected TV Newswriter Writes Book, Critical of Network Anchors - Posted August 9, 2012
Network nightly newscasts lack the following they had decades ago before the advent of the Internet and cable TV. But they are still the flagship news broadcasts of the Big Three networks. Mervin Block is recognized as one of t... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Well-Respected TV Newswriter Writes Book, Critical of Network Anchors - Posted August 9, 2012
Network nightly newscasts lack the following they had decades ago before the advent of the Internet and cable TV. But they are still the flagship news broadcasts of the Big Three networks. Mervin Block is recognized as one of t... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 30 - Posted August 7, 2012
The first week of NBC's Olympic coverage led to ratings gold for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," which averaged nearly 11 million viewers during the week of July 30, its best ever total viewer advantage over both "ABC Wor... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Fugelsang Show, 'NY Med,' Olympic Diss - Posted August 1, 2012
Current TV is adding another new primetime show hosted by a comedian. Following the announcement of Joy Behar's new program, Current says it will add a show hosted by John Fugelsang in primetime. Fugelsang says his new show "will be an attack ad on apathy; taking the flag back from... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 23 & July Sweeps - Posted July 31, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" began broadcasting from London mid-week last week, and it appears the show is getting an Olympics boost. "Nightly" is up +10% in Total Viewers and up +14% in younger viewers vs. the week pri... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts to Take Next Few Weeks Off as Chemotherapy Takes Toll - Posted July 31, 2012
Robin Roberts left "Good Morning America" this morning just as the second hour began, announcing, "I'm not feeling too well." She'll be taking off the rest of this week and the next two weeks, part of which was a planned vacation, as she conti... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Conventions, Schiller, CNBC - Posted July 31, 2012
ABC News, Univision and National Journal will be partnering at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions on a pair of events called "Next America." George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer, Jorge Ramos and ... [TVNewser]

Josh Elliott Does Triple Duty on ABC - Posted July 27, 2012
It's been a busy summer already for ABC's Josh Elliott, who has spent this month anchoring both "Good Morning America" and "Good Afternoon America," and yesterday the anchor added yet another newscast to his day. ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Chief: 'Stern and Serious' Talk With Brian Ross After Colorado Mistake - Posted July 27, 2012
ABC News held its panel at the Television Critics Association Summer press tour, and ABC News president Ben Sherwood had plenty to talk about. He was pressed about the mistake made by ... [TVNewser]

After 37 Years at WSB, Monica Pearson Signs Off - Posted July 26, 2012
Monica Pearson anchored her final newscast on WSB last night after 37 years at the Atlanta ABC-affiliate. The station's salute to Pearson during the evening newscasts included a surpris... [TVSpy]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 16 - Posted July 24, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week of July 16 with a +416,000 viewer lead on "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer." Sawyer's broad... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: Network Special Reports For First Court Appearance - Posted July 23, 2012
The broadcast networks are planning special reports for the 11:30 AM court appearance of James Holmes, the man who opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 and wounding dozens of others. On CBS, Scott Pelley will anchor, joined by correspondent John Miller. On ABC ... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: Ann Curry To Anchor 'Dateline' On NBC And Co-Anchor 'Today' With Savannah Guthrie, As News Takes Over Primetime - Posted July 20, 2012
Former "Today" anchor Ann Curry will return to NBC tonight to anchor the network's coverage of the shooting in Colorado. Curry will anchor a special edition of "Dateline" live from Aurora, Colorado at 9 PM, and will a... [TVNewser]

Colorado Shooting: News Show Changes, Primetime Specials Planned - Posted July 20, 2012
[caption id="attachment_138511" align="alignright" width="325" caption="Reporter Amanda Kost from Denver station KMGH Tweets this photo from outside the Aurora, CO theater"][/caption] The tragic shooting in Colorado is forcing many TV news programs to throw out their ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 9 - Posted July 17, 2012
"NBC Nightly News Brian Williams" remains #1 in the evenings with a nearly +800,000 lead on #2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" last week. W... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 9 - Posted July 17, 2012
"NBC Nightly News Brian Williams" remains #1 in the evenings with a nearly +800,000 lead on #2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" last week. W... [FishbowlNY]

Mitt Romney Slates Interviews With NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox - Posted July 13, 2012
Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has scheduled interviews with the "big three" broadcast networks, as well as Fox News and CNN today, two network sources confirm to TVNewser. The interviews will be conducted this afternoon, and excerpts are expected to run on the evening newscasts. The NBC... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Mitt Romney Slates Interviews With NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox - Posted July 13, 2012
Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has scheduled interviews with the "big three" broadcast networks, as well as Fox News and CNN today, two network sources confirm to TVNewser. The interviews will be conducted this afternoon, and excerpts are expected to run on the evening newscasts. The NBC... [FishbowlNY]

Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters - Posted July 12, 2012
Here's an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV's "Cubes," David Muir, weekend anchor of "World News," gives us a behind-t... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters - Posted July 12, 2012
Here's an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV's "Cubes," David Muir, weekend anchor of "World News," gives us a behind-t... [FishbowlNY]

Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters - Posted July 12, 2012
Here's an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV's "Cubes," David Muir, weekend anchor of "World News," gives us a behind-t... [FishbowlLA]

Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters - Posted July 12, 2012
Here's an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV's "Cubes," David Muir, weekend anchor of "World News," gives us a behind-t... [TVNewser]

Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters - Posted July 12, 2012
Here's an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV's "Cubes," David Muir, weekend anchor of "World News," gives us a behind-t... [TVSpy]

Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters - Posted July 12, 2012
Here's an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV's "Cubes," David Muir, weekend anchor of "World News," gives us a behind-t... [MediaJobsDaily]

Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters - Posted July 12, 2012
Here's an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV's "Cubes," David Muir, weekend anchor of "World News," gives us a behind-t... [TVNewser]

Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters - Posted July 12, 2012
Here's an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV's "Cubes," David Muir, weekend anchor of "World News," gives us a behind-t... [PRNewser]

Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters - Posted July 12, 2012
Here's an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV's "Cubes," David Muir, weekend anchor of "World News," gives us a behind-t... [FishbowlDC]

Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters - Posted July 12, 2012
Here's an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV's "Cubes," David Muir, weekend anchor of "World News," gives us a behind-t... [GalleyCat]

Cubes: Tour of ABC News Headquarters - Posted July 12, 2012
Here's an inside look at ABC News. In this episode of mediabistroTV's Cubes, David Muir, weekend anchor of World News, gives... [FishbowlLA]

In the Evenings, Something For Everyone - Posted July 10, 2012
Network news veteran Paul Friedman has been keeping a close eye on the three evening newscasts of late and has written about their current state for the Columbia Journalism Rev... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 25 - Posted July 3, 2012
The evening newscasts got a boost last week with the news from the Supreme Court. NBC's Brian Williams remains the most-watched evening news anchor, while CBS's ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Takes Sheriff's Quote Out Of Context In Colorado Wildfires Report - Posted June 29, 2012
A report on the devastating Colorado wildfires on last night's 'ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" took comments from a local undersheriff out of context, and may have mislead viewers into thinking arson was the likely culprit behind the flames. ... [TVNewser]

CNN, FNC Fail in Early Reporting of Health Care Ruling - Posted June 28, 2012
The expediency of TV news is not meeting well with the depth involved in the ruling on the Affordable Care Act of 2010, more commonly known as Obamacare. "Be cautious with us, we're trying to do the best we can," said Bill Hemmer on Fox News,... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 18 - Posted June 26, 2012
Brian Williams continues as the most-watched evening news anchor leading Diane Sawyer by more than +600,000 viewers and ... [TVNewser]

'CBS Evening News' Makes Gains, While 'NBC Nightly News' and 'ABC World News' Drop - Posted June 26, 2012
Two of the three evening newscasts seem to be suffering from the same affliction affecting cable news channels: a viewership retreat. (We'll have the Q2 cable ratings later this afternoon). In the just-finished second quarter of 2012, "NBC Nightly News" and "ABC World News, the #1 and #2 programs, lost a combi... [TVNewser]

Jorge Ramos Appears on 'ABC World News' - Posted June 26, 2012
There hasn't been much new information on the new cable news channel from Univision and ABC News since the project was announced, but that doesn't mean the two companies aren't already looking for ways to partner up. On "ABC World News" last night, Diane Sawyer welcomed one of her competitors, "Noticier... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 11 - Posted June 19, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was America's number one newscast last week, out-delivering #2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" by +794,... [TVNewser]

How the New Media Hashtag Works With the Old Media Newscast - Posted June 18, 2012
You may have noticed that "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" includes the #ABCWorldNews Twitter hashtag in the lower right of the screen during newscasts. This two-week old addition to a 45-year-old broadcast (depending on when you star... [TVNewser]

Special Reports for Obama Immigration Announcement - Posted June 15, 2012
The president will appear in the Rose Garden at 1:15pmET to announce a change to U.S. immigration policy that will remove the threat of deportation for up to 800,000 people living in the U.S. illegally. ABC News says Diane Sawyer ... [TVNewser]

Mitt Romney To Make First Non-Fox Sunday Show Appearance On CBS' 'Face the Nation' - Posted June 14, 2012
Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be appearing on the CBS Sunday public affairs show "Face the Nation" on Sunday. CBS says it is "his first network Sunday morning public affairs show interview during the 2012 campaign." In fact, Romney has appeared a number of times on "Fox News Sund... [TVNewser]

Coverage of Bin Laden, Giffords, Famine Win Awards for ABC - Posted June 13, 2012
While NBC News wins the Overall Excellence award from the RTDNA, ABC News takes home three top awards for some of the biggest stories of 2011. ABC wins the Video Breaking News award for their coverage of the ki... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 4 - Posted June 12, 2012
Just as the cable news channels are seeing a lull in viewership, so too are the three evening newscasts. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Sometimes, It Helps To Have the Subject's Granddaughter On The Payroll - Posted June 12, 2012
NBC News catches a lot of flack for hiring the children of prominent politicians (i.e. Meghan McCain, Chelsea Clinton), but there is a method to the madness. Today is former President George H.W. Bush's 88th birthday, and NBC's "Today" had the first interview... conducted by his granddaughter, "Today" contribu... [TVNewser]

Following Bone Marrow Transplant Revelation, Robin Roberts Says 'Be a Donor' - Posted June 11, 2012
Robin Roberts is turning her own scare with a rare bone marrow disorder, into a call for organ donation. This morning on "Good Morning America" Roberts announced that beginning today, she will begin pre-treatments that will result in a bone marr... [TVNewser]

GMA Staffers Meet to Discuss Robin Roberts Treatment - Posted June 11, 2012
After this morning's show, "GMA" staffers gathered at the 6th floor offices at ABC News headquarters to discuss Robin Roberts' treatment for a rare bone marrow disorder. This afternoon, Roberts begins her treatments leading up to... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer's Big Night on CBS - Posted June 11, 2012
Last night the Tony Awards were broadcast on CBS, the home of "60 Minutes" and the "CBS Evening News." It was Diane Sawyer, however, the anchor for "ABC World News" that ended up getting a lot of screen-time during the awards ce... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts Will Undergo Bone Marrow Transplant - Posted June 11, 2012
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts will undergo a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with a form of leukemia. On the show this morning, an emotional Roberts explained she was diagnosed with the cancer as a result of treatment she r... [TVNewser]

No TV Reporters Called on During Obama News Conference - Posted June 8, 2012
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Leon Harris and Alison Starling Mark One Year as Evening Anchors with Cupcakes from Diane Sawyer - Posted June 8, 2012
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Martha Raddatz Presented Fred Friendly First Amendment Award - Posted June 7, 2012
ABC's Martha Raddatz is presented the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award in New York City Martha Raddatz has been in worse rooms, in worse countries, on military bases and battlefields. T... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Martha Raddatz Presented Fred Friendly First Amendment Award - Posted June 7, 2012
ABC's Martha Raddatz is presented the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award in New York City Martha Raddatz has been in worse rooms, in worse countries, on military bases and battlefields. T... [FishbowlNY]

Martha Raddatz Presented Fred Friendly First Amendment Award - Posted June 7, 2012
ABC's Martha Raddatz is presented the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award in New York City Martha Raddatz has been in worse rooms, in worse countries, on military bases and battlefields. T... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 28 - Posted June 5, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week of May 28 with a +925,000 viewer lead on ABC "World News with Diane Sawyer." Compared to ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer's Subway Series - Posted June 1, 2012
Diane Sawyer interviewed NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- aka New York secretary general Ban-ki everything -- yesterday about the mayor's proposal to b... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 21 & May Sweeps - Posted May 30, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week of May 21 -- its 183rd straight week at #1 -- as well as May sweeps, while #2 ABC "World News with Diane ... [TVNewser]

Liz Claman Joins ABC's 'This Week' Roundtable - Posted May 25, 2012
Liz Claman is the latest Fox anchor to make a guest appearance on ABC's "This Week." The Fox Business Network anchor will join the roundtable on Sunday. A few weeks ago, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Liz Claman Joins ABC's 'This Week' Roundtable - Posted May 25, 2012
Liz Claman is the latest Fox anchor to make a guest appearance on ABC's "This Week." The Fox Business Network anchor will join the roundtable on Sunday. A few weeks ago, ... [FishbowlNY]

Katie Couric Meets the Queen - Posted May 23, 2012
In advance of her interview with Princes William and Harry, and ABC's coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration, ABC's Katie Couric had a chance to meet the women of the hour herself, Queen Elizabeth II. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 14 - Posted May 22, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" maintained the top spot for the week of May 14, but "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" continues to keep t... [TVNewser]

David Letterman Asks Brian Williams About Scott Pelley and Diane Sawyer - Posted May 16, 2012
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams made one of his regular pilgrimages to the Ed Sullivan Theater to appear on CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman." Williams is a regular on the late night comedy circuit, appearing with frequency on Letterman, "The Daily Show" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 7 - Posted May 15, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the top evening news program in both total viewers and the younger demo last week, but only "CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Endorses Gay Marriage In ABC News Interview - Posted May 9, 2012
During his exclusive interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, President Obama changed his position on gay marriage, a... [TVNewser]

The News About the New News Network - Posted May 8, 2012
Here's how several ABC programs reported Monday's news of the new ABC News/Univision network: :23 minutes into Monday's "The View," ... [TVNewser]

Brokaw's Painfully Awkward Replies on BookTV - Posted May 7, 2012
Tom Brokaw is on fire. In the hot seat today for trashing the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend for its infestation of Hollywood stars, Brokaw also managed responses to two long-winded, hothead listeners on C-SPAN's B... [FishbowlDC]

TVNewser's 2012 Guide To Graduation Speakers - Posted May 4, 2012
'Tis commencement season, and so without further ado, we present TVNewser's fifth annual list of who's-speaking-where-and-when at America's colleges and universities (in alphabetical order): ABC/CNN's Christiane Amanpour: ... [TVNewser]

WFTV Investigative Report Featured on 'World News' - Posted May 2, 2012
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Talks Organ Donation With Diane Sawyer - Posted May 1, 2012
In the evening portion of Facebook's program to introduce its or... [AllFacebook]

Networks to Carry President Obama's Address From Afghanistan - Posted May 1, 2012
President Obama will address the nation from Afghanistan at 7:30pmET tonight.The broadcast, cable and business networks are all planning to carry the remarks, expected to run about 10 minutes. Brian Williams will ancho... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Networks to Carry President Obama's Address From Afghanistan - Posted May 1, 2012
President Obama will address the nation from Afghanistan at 7:30pmET tonight.The broadcast, cable and business networks are all planning to carry the remarks, expected to run about 10 minutes. Brian Williams will ancho... [FishbowlNY]

Networks to Carry President Obama's Address From Afghanistan - Posted May 1, 2012
President Obama will address the nation from Afghanistan at 7:30pmET tonight.The broadcast, cable and business networks are all planning to carry the remarks, expected to run about 10 minutes. Brian Williams will ancho... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 23 - Posted May 1, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was on top again for the week of April 23, drawing 885,000 more viewers than second-place "ABC World News with Diane Sa... [TVNewser]

Facebook Launches Organ-Donation Tool - Posted May 1, 2012
This morning's big announcement by Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

'CBS This Morning' Snags Mitt Romney Interview - Posted April 30, 2012
Likely GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has mostly avoided interviews with TV news outlets not named Fox News over the last six months or so. With the primary seemingly in the bag, he appears to be opening up a bit. Last week ... [TVNewser]

Facebook to Reveal Life-Saving Tool on 'Good Morning America' - Posted April 30, 2012
Now we know why ABC's Robin Roberts made a quick trip out West after last Thursday's "Good Morning America." Roberts got a... [TVNewser]

POLL: What Is Facebook Introducing Tomorrow? - Posted April 30, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg will debut "a new Facebook tool that has the power to save lives" in two ... [AllFacebook]

ABC News and Yahoo! WHCD Cocktail Party - Posted April 28, 2012
[caption id="attachment_125277" align="alignright" width="355" caption="Sophia Vergara and Diane Sawyer"][/caption] ABC News and Yahoo! were among the media entities hosting cocktail parties tonight ahead of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton. ABC's primetime stars mingled with ABC Newsers, many of whom... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC News and Yahoo! WHCD Cocktail Party - Posted April 28, 2012
[caption id="attachment_125277" align="alignright" width="355" caption="Sophia Vergara and Diane Sawyer"][/caption] ABC News and Yahoo! were among the media entities hosting cocktail parties tonight ahead of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton. ABC's primetime stars mingled with ABC Newsers, many of whom... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News and Yahoo! WHCD Cocktail Party - Posted April 28, 2012
[caption id="attachment_125277" align="alignright" width="355" caption="Sophia Vergara and Diane Sawyer"][/caption] ABC News and Yahoo! were among the media entities hosting cocktail parties tonight ahead of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton. ABC's primetime stars mingled with ABC Newsers, many of whom... [TVNewser]

TV News Personalities Top Of Mind at 'Time 100' Gala - Posted April 25, 2012
Our sister blog FishbowlNY was at the "Time 100" gala last night, and caught up with a few of the honorees and guests on the red carpet. Among them was NBC "Today" anchor Savannah Guthrie, who talked about her colleague Matt La... [TVNewser]

ABC News Expands 'Hidden America' Series - Posted April 25, 2012
ABC News is expanding Diane Sawyer's "Hidden America" specials into a new series that kicked off on yesterday's "World News." Sawyer has been doing "Hidden America" primetime specials since 2009. The series intends to... [TVNewser]

(VIDEO) Rolling out the Red Carpet for TIME 100 - Posted April 25, 2012
[caption id="attachment_58827" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Honorees Matt Lauer and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with Time managing editor Rick Stengel. "][/caption] They come from all walks of life. They are actors, musicians, world leaders, and sports figures--and that just scratches the s... [morningmedianewsfeed]

(VIDEO) Rolling out the Red Carpet for TIME 100 - Posted April 25, 2012
[caption id="attachment_58827" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Honorees Matt Lauer and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with Time managing editor Rick Stengel. "][/caption] They come from all walks of life. They are actors, musicians, world leaders, and sports figures--and that just scratches the s... [FishbowlNY]

Goldie Hawn to Attend Allbritton's Hangover Brunch - Posted April 25, 2012
Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton and his wife, Elena, are opening up their expansive home for Sunday brunch the morning after the White House Correspondents' Dinner. It's their third year hosting the exclusiv... [FishbowlDC]

Newsers Prep for TIME 100 Gala - Posted April 24, 2012
The TIME 100 gala is tonight at Time Warner Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The annual list celebrates those the magazine has deemed the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Among them ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 16 - Posted April 24, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" maintained a wide lead in the evenings, last week drawing 1.2 million more viewers than #2 "World News with Diane Sawye... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts Celebrates 10 Years at 'Good Morning America' - Posted April 23, 2012
This morning, Robin Roberts marked 10 years on "Good Morning America." Roberts officially joined "GMA"as newsreader on April 23, 2002, but had been a feature reporter for the show going back to 1995 when she was still a sportscaster at ESPN. In May, 2005 Roberts was promoted to co-anchor. "Thank you all,... [TVNewser]

ABC News Pours The Champagne to Celebrate First 'GMA' Weekly Win Since 1995 - Posted April 19, 2012
(l-r) ABC News SVP James Goldston, Josh Elliott, Robin Roberts, ABC News president Ben Sherwood, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, GMA EP Tom Cibrowski More than 200 ABC News staffers packed the 5th floor newsroom this morning for a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC News Pours The Champagne to Celebrate First 'GMA' Weekly Win Since 1995 - Posted April 19, 2012
(l-r) ABC News SVP James Goldston, Josh Elliott, Robin Roberts, ABC News president Ben Sherwood, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, GMA EP Tom Cibrowski More than 200 ABC News staffers packed the 5th floor newsroom this morning for a ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 9 - Posted April 17, 2012
All three evening newscasts saw week-to-week gains, but, once again, only the "CBS Evening News" increased its viewership compared to the same week last year. While the ... [TVNewser]

Reporters in North Korea Learn About Missile Launch From News Desks in New York and Washington - Posted April 12, 2012
Forty minutes into a 5-day window, North Korea launched a rocket from a facility in the northwestern part of the country. The launch, at 7:39am local time, was first reported on U.S. cable news 14 mi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Reporters in North Korea Learn About Missile Launch From News Desks in New York and Washington - Posted April 12, 2012
Forty minutes into a 5-day window, North Korea launched a rocket from a facility in the northwestern part of the country. The launch, at 7:39am local time, was first reported on U.S. cable news 14 mi... [FishbowlNY]

Lauer, O'Reilly, Walters, Couric and More Feted at Media Bigs Party - Posted April 12, 2012
New York media turned out for a Hollywood Reporter party last night. The Four Seasons was packed with the media hoi polloi for THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media event. As we ... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Romneys on ABC, NBC/Foursquare, SNY Studios - Posted April 12, 2012
Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney will appear in their first joint interview this year with ABC's Diane Sawyer. The interview will take place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, and will air on "ABC World News" Monday, April 16. Extended segments will also run... [TVNewser]

ABC, CNN Take Home SPJ Awards - Posted April 10, 2012
The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of the Sigma Delta Chi awards. ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" wins the Breaking News award for ABC's coverage of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. ABC's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC, CNN Take Home SPJ Awards - Posted April 10, 2012
The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of the Sigma Delta Chi awards. ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" wins the Breaking News award for ABC's coverage of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. ABC's ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 2 - Posted April 10, 2012
The rankings for the three network evening newscasts remain the same, but only "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" is seeing year-over-year growth. Compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Remembering Mike Wallace - Posted April 8, 2012
Following news of Mike Wallace's death, remembrances and tributes have poured in. "It is with tremendous sadness that we mark the passing of Mike Wallace," said Leslie Moonves, president and CEO, CBS Corporation in a statement. "His extraordinary contribution as a broadcaster is immeasurable and he has been a force... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper: 'A Modern News Machine' - Posted April 5, 2012
If there's any doubt who is the most aggressive broadcast news White House correspondent during the Obama administration, this award seals it. For the third year in a row, ABC's Jake Tapper is being honored with the Merriman Smith Award prese... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 19 & Q1 2012 - Posted March 27, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week and the first quarter of 2012 and holds a 1.1 million Total Viewer season-to-date lead on #2 "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Interviews Ben Bernanke - Posted March 27, 2012
Diane Sawyer hopped an early train to Washington, DC this morning where she has just wrapped up an interview with chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke... [TVNewser]

VIDEO: WBND Accidentally Cuts From 'World News' to Shot of Anchor Doing Her Hair - Posted March 26, 2012
Viewers in South Bend got a glimpse behind the scenes at WBND on Friday, as the ABC-affiliate accidentally cut from "World News" to a shot of anchor Krista Fogelsong doing her hair. Looking into a hand mirror, Fogelsong said something about "humid ... [TVSpy]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 12 - Posted March 20, 2012
The switch to Daylight Saving Time caused a drop in evening news viewership last week. The 6:30-7p Households using television (HUT) level was down -7% week-to-week, while People Using Television (PUT) levels among Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers were both down -8%. "NBC Nightly News with ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Takes Pres. Obama's Final Four Bet - Posted March 15, 2012
President Obama has Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio State in his final four. His pick to win it all: the North Carolina Tar Heels over the Kentucky Wildcats. And that's not sitting well with ABC News anchor and Kentucky native Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 5 - Posted March 13, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" holds a 1.3 million viewer lead on "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" which has a 1.2 million viewer lead ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Oprah, Dugard, Mancow - Posted March 12, 2012
Sunday's installment of OWN's "Oprah's Next Chapter featured the biggest "get" yet for the network, with Oprah interviewing Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina. The scoop also scored in the ratings, with OWN garnering 3.5 million viewers for the program more than twice as many that tuned in for the previous ratings... [TVNewser]

'World News' Celebrates International Women's Day - Posted March 9, 2012
Diane Sawyer celebrated International Women's Day with a group of female "World News" staffers after yesterday evening's show. "Let's hear it for International Women's Day 2012-- here with some of the won... [TVNewser]

One Year Later, ABC's Bill Weir Returns to Japan - Posted March 7, 2012
Sunday is the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 27 & Sweeps - Posted March 6, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" remains far outfront, but the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" continues to be the horse to watch. "Ev... [TVNewser]

Networks Slate Special Coverage of Super Tuesday - Posted March 5, 2012
Voters in 10 states head to the polls tomorrow to weigh in on the next GOP Presidential candidate. Here's the plan for Super Tuesday coverage on the broadcast and cable news and business networks. The broadcast networks: "Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Triple Duty for George Stephanopoulos - Posted February 27, 2012
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Diane Sawyer Tops List of Favorite Current Affairs Personality - Posted February 27, 2012
Diane Sawyer tops the latest Harris poll of favorite current affairs personalities. Of 26 names, respondents were asked which three are their favorites. Almost a quarter (23%) said ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Did LA Gas Station Give ABC News an Assist? - Posted February 23, 2012
It was the gas-prices-are-rising report heard around the blogosphere. Last night, when World News reporter ... [FishbowlLA]

Gas Price Hike, During a 'World News' Live Report About Gas Price Hikes - Posted February 22, 2012
Considering the rate gas prices are going up, we suppose this was bound to happen. On "World News with Diane Sawyer" tonight the lead was the rise in gas prices which, at one Los Angeles station happened during correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 13 - Posted February 22, 2012
For the first time since 2006, "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" came in second place in the A25-54 demographic last week, besting "ABC World News with Diane... [TVNewser]

Cable Networks Cover Whitney Houston's Funeral - Posted February 18, 2012
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The Ticker: Adele, Whitney, Olympics... - Posted February 15, 2012
Adele helped "60 Minutes" with younger viewers Sunday. The pre-Grammys telecast, which featured Anderson Cooper's interview with the singer, was up +43% in the A25-54 demo and +40% in A18-49 viewers vs. the sam... [TVNewser]

'World News' to Run Extended Portions of 2002 Whitney Houston Interview - Posted February 13, 2012
The coverage of the death of Whitney Houston continues on TV today. The latest news coming from WNBC is that Houston's funeral will be later this week in Newark, NJ. On "Good ... [TVNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview with SharkTank's 'Big Enchilada' - Posted February 10, 2012
Say hello to SharkTank Editor Javier Manjarr... [PRNewser]

Celebrating the Giants: 'Wrong Way Rooney' - Posted February 7, 2012
As New York Giants fans crowded into lower Manhattan for this morning's ticker tape parade celebrating the Super Bowl champions -- covered live on all of the local TV stations -- one of their most loyal fans was watching from above. Here's a "60 Minutes" flashback, to 1987, when Andy Rooney... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 30 - Posted February 7, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" held a 1.3 million Total Viewer lead on #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" last week in the evening news ra... [TVNewser]

Two New Hires at 'World News' - Posted February 1, 2012
A couple new additions at ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer." Claire Brinberg joins as senior producer. Brinberg, who most recently worked with ... [TVNewser]

Networks Call Florida for Mitt Romney at 8pm Sharp - Posted January 31, 2012
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Networks Call Florida for Mitt Romney at 8pm Sharp - Posted January 31, 2012
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Networks Call Florida for Mitt Romney at 8pm Sharp - Posted January 31, 2012
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Evening News Ratings: Week of January 23 - Posted January 31, 2012
"The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley," now in its eighth month, continues to add viewers: +6% compared to the same week last year w... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Special Coverage as Voters Head to the Polls in Florida - Posted January 31, 2012
Primary season continues as voters head to the polls in Florida today, and the broadcast and cable networks have scheduled special coverage for the election results tonight. CNN's coverage, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, ... [TVNewser]

Bloomberg TV Names Dan Arnall Executive Producer - Posted January 30, 2012
New York City based Bloomberg Television named Dan Arnall executive producer of news. Arnall brings more than a decade of experience covering the economy, American business and the impact of financial regulation, among other major stories. He will ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bloomberg TV Names Dan Arnall Executive Producer - Posted January 30, 2012
New York City based Bloomberg Television named Dan Arnall executive producer of news. Arnall brings more than a decade of experience covering the economy, American business and the impact of financial regulation, among other major stories. He will ... [FishbowlNY]

Obama Tells Diane Sawyer Finger Wave, 'Not a Big Deal' - Posted January 27, 2012
An AP photographer got the picture of the day Wednesday as Pres. Obama took his post-State of the Union swing state tour to Arizona. Upon greeting the state's Republican governor Jan Brewer, the two exchanged words and at one point AP photogra... [TVNewser]

Rotten Fish Food - Posted January 26, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Very Gross Things we Think you Ought to Know...)                     Today's Edition of Fish Food takes a look at some of the grosser parts of the news. Don't say we did... [FishbowlDC]

'World News' Reports on Tornado Warnings, Without Acknowledging Criticism of Previous Incident - Posted January 25, 2012
After being publicly criticized yesterday for a report stating Monday's tornadoes hit Alabama residents with "no warning," "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer backpedaled last night, saying the death toll "could have been far worse" without the tornado w... [TVNewser]

'World News' Interviews James Spann About Tornado Warnings, But Doesn't Acknowledge Previous Report - Posted January 25, 2012
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Which Newsers Made the Guest List at Presidential Lunch? - Posted January 25, 2012
HuffPo's Michael Calderone has the guest list from Tuesday's State of the Union luncheon, which has become an annual gathering of journalists ahead of the president's address. Shepard Smith, who anchored FOX coverage, was there. Smith wasn't alone enjoying lunch. The... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Sawyer, Chatzky, Lewis... - Posted January 24, 2012
ABC's Diane Sawyer gets the post-SOTU interview with Pres. Obama. Sawyer will interview the president in Las Vegas Thursday. Sawyer will anchor "World News" from Nevada, which holds its GOP caucus Feb. 4. NBC News and RLTV, (Redefining Life after 50) will co-produce a new television show hosted by "Today" show financial... [TVNewser]

After Criticism From a Local ABC Meteorologist, 'World News' Will Clarify Report on Tornadoes - Posted January 24, 2012
ABC News is responding to criticism from a meteorologist at an ABC affiliate in Alabama after a report on "World News" implied Monday's tornadoes in the region touched down with no warning. On yesterday's "World News," Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Plan State of the Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2012
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels and the business networks, are planning special coverage for President Obama's third State of the Union address. The broadcast networks will kick off special coverage beginning at 9pmET -- anchored by ... [TVNewser]

WBMA Meteorologist James Spann to Diane Sawyer: 'Get a Clue' on Tornado Reporting - Posted January 24, 2012
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Evening News Ratings: Week of January 16 - Posted January 24, 2012
"The CBS Evening News," 7 months into Scott Pelley's run as anchor, is in its closest competitive position with ABC... [TVNewser]

Politico, with its 'Terminator Reporters,' Turns Five - Posted January 23, 2012
"It's truly a news organization that acts its age: a petulant 5-year-old concerned with only trivial matters," says David Gregory roasting Politico on its 5th birthday. Politico.com launched Jan. 23, 2007, the day of that year's State of the Union address. Early this morning, the site put up this video with... [TVNewser]

As South Carolina Polls Close, FNC, NBC Declare Newt Gingrich Winner; CNN Waits - Posted January 21, 2012
At 7pmET as the polls in South Carolina closed, Fox News and MSNBC returned from a commercial break and made the call that Newt Gingrich had won the primary there. On CNN, no call was made despite exit polls showing Gingrich in the lead. "We want ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

As South Carolina Polls Close, FNC, NBC Declare Newt Gingrich Winner; CNN Waits - Posted January 21, 2012
At 7pmET as the polls in South Carolina closed, Fox News and MSNBC returned from a commercial break and made the call that Newt Gingrich had won the primary there. On CNN, no call was made despite exit polls showing Gingrich in the lead. "We want ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 9 - Posted January 18, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a nearly 1 million Total Viewer lead last week on #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer," which had more th... [TVNewser]

A Few More Minutes with Andy Rooney - Posted January 12, 2012
Friends and colleagues from across the TV spectrum joined Andy Rooney's four children this morning at Rose Hall, bidding farewell to the CBS News essayist, who died Nove... [TVNewser]

Networks Lead Off Primetime with Romney Win in New Hampshire - Posted January 10, 2012
Unlike Iowa, there will be no 2:30am election calls. All the networks called New Hampshire for Mitt Romney at 8pmET, when the polls closed. Brian Williams and Scott Pelley, in New Hampshire for NBC and CBS, anchored special reports. As did ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 2 - Posted January 10, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the first week of 2012. But the broadcast lost a million viewers compared to the same week last year but held a million viewer lead over "World News with ... [TVNewser]

In Search Of Unique Identities, Evening Newscasts Break The Mold - Posted January 9, 2012
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Morning Chatter - Posted January 9, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo love "Alex Burns. Maggie Haberman. We love you both." -- MSNBC's Alex Witt on Sunday afternoon to guests of the program Politico's Burns and Haberman. ... [FishbowlDC]

Newt Gingrich: 'I just want to raise a question about the news media bias' - Posted January 7, 2012
A question from a viewer, Phil in Virgina, read by Diane Sawyer during tonight's GOP debate on ABC culminated with Newt Gingrich taking a shot at the news media, whi... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 26 - Posted January 4, 2012
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" ended 2011 the way it began: as the #1 evening newscasts in Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers. "Nightly" kept a +700,000 lead on #2 ABC's "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Gear Up For Iowa Caucus - Posted January 1, 2012
It's officially a new year, and although this political cycle may feel like it has gone on forever already, Tuesday marks the official kickoff to the 2012 presidential election. As we ... [TVNewser]

The Death of the Foreign Correspondent? Not So Much - Posted December 30, 2011
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Happy Birthday to... - Posted December 22, 2011
A big, wonderful, happy birthday shout-out to ABC News' "World News Tonight" anchor Diane Sawyer. Over the weekend, Townhall.com took it upon themselves to call Sawyer "boring." They apparently thin... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Sawyer, Steve Kroft and Matt Lauer are The Interviewers on TV News Today - Posted December 21, 2011
In their 2011 "Rulebreakers" issue, The Hollywood Reporter looks at The Rebels, The Opportunists, The Cinderella Stories and more from the world of TV and movies. Marisa Guthrie pens a page on ... [TVNewser]

Fish food - Posted December 20, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...)                     Get ready to jump back in debate mode after New Years- ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 12 - Posted December 20, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" makes it 165 weeks in a row at #1, topping #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" by nearly one million viewers... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 5 - Posted December 13, 2011
As usual, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the top network evening newscast for the week of December 5. The program drew 1.35 million more viewers than its nearest competitor "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

Megyn Kelly: Anchor, Mother, Debate Moderator - Posted December 11, 2011
Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly is profiled in today's New York Times, and t... [TVNewser]

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply - Posted December 9, 2011
Today we check in with the Sunday morning shows to find out how many trouser snakes will appear on the programs. CNN's "Reliable Sources" also often invites on two female guests. It comes as no surprise that NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" is consistently the fairest of them all: two men,... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 28 - Posted December 6, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week with a 1.6 million viewer lead on #2 ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer." Compared to th... [TVNewser]

CBS's Clarissa Ward Sneaks Into Syria: 'I Was Fortunate That I Really Did Slip Under The Radar' - Posted December 5, 2011
For her first assignment since joining CBS News, foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward secretly visited Syria, where foreign journal... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Reports on 'Generation Meds' - Posted November 30, 2011
Following a year-long investigation ABC "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer and correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi report on foster children who are being prescribed... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 14 - Posted November 22, 2011
The "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" may still be running third in the evening news race, but five months after Pelley ... [TVNewser]

ABC, CBS Offer Special Reports on Obama Supercommittee Statement - Posted November 21, 2011
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ABC, CBS Offer Special Reports on Obama Supercommittee Statement - Posted November 21, 2011
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ABC, CBS Offer Special Reports on Obama Supercommittee Statement - Posted November 21, 2011
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Christiane Amanpour Accepts ASU's Cronkite Award - Posted November 17, 2011
ABC's Christiane Amanpour was presented with Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Christiane Amanpour Accepts ASU's Cronkite Award - Posted November 17, 2011
ABC's Christiane Amanpour was presented with Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite ... [FishbowlNY]

Scott Pelley, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams and More Turn Out to Remember Lane Venardos - Posted November 17, 2011
Longtime CBS News executive Lane Venardos was fondly remembered Wednesday in a moving service at the Paley Center in New York City. Venardos who d... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 7 - Posted November 15, 2011
As happens this time of year, with the return to standard time, the three evening newscasts saw a boost in viewership week-to-week. #1 "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" added 712,000 compared to the week prior. #2 ABC's "Wor... [TVNewser]

Ratings: ABC Dominates With Giffords Interview, Sandusky Leads 'Rock Center' To Ratings High - Posted November 15, 2011
ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer's interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband former astronaut Mark Kelly was easily ... [TVNewser]

At 10 PM, Exclusive Interviews On Three Channels - Posted November 14, 2011
Tonight at 10 PM news viewers have a veritable glut of exclusive interviews to choose from. NBC just announced that on "Rock Center," Bob Costas has the first interview (via phone) with former Penn State coach Jerry... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Anchors Go Cable - Posted November 14, 2011
Tonight a couple of the broadcast news anchors will be changing channels. ABC's Diane Sawyer will be on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" to talk about her ... [TVNewser]

Scott Pelley and Major Garrett in Final Preps for Tonight's GOP Debate; The Candidates Too - Posted November 12, 2011
The first broadcast network TV primary debate of the 2012 election cycle will be held tonight in South Carolina. The debate on CBS will be moderated by "Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley and former Fox News White House correspondent ... [AllTwitter]

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]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 31 - Posted November 8, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" continues its lead as the #1 evening newscast. #2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" cut the gaps with "Nighty" among both Total Viewers (-29%) and A25-54 viewers (-2%) compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Conrad Murray Guilty of Manslaughter in Michael Jackson Death - Posted November 7, 2011
> Breaking: At 4:17pmET, the verdict was read. Conrad Murray is guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop star Michael Jackson. The CBS News special report ran until 4:22pm, ABC's until 4:23 and NBC's and FOX's until 4:24pm. Fox News also ended coverage, anchored by Shepard Smith, at 4:24 when... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 24 - Posted November 1, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the week with a 1+ million Total Viewer lead over #2 ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer." It was NBC... [TVNewser]

Sam Donaldson on Co-Anchor 'Jealousies' and Why 'The News Business Has Moved On' - Posted October 31, 2011
There is no trick involved in tonight's Halloween treat for Boomer news junkies -- Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts really are co-anchors again. Th... [TVNewser]

ABC News Stars Assemble for Photo Shoot - Posted October 26, 2011
Just about anybody who is on ABC News was in a photo studio on Manhattan's West Side this morning for what ABC News president Ben Sherwood calls a one-of-a-kind photo shoot. "Never in the history of the industry has ther... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 17 - Posted October 25, 2011
Another week of growth for all three evening newscast, in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. And that growth could continue as the days get shorter and the U.S. returns to Standard Time Nov. 5. The three newscasts had a combined average of 22,010,000 viewers last week, the first time... [TVNewser]

NBC's 'Dateline' Bests ABC's '20/20' On Friday - Posted October 18, 2011
A two-hour edition of NBC's "Dateline" went head-to-head with ABC's "20/20" in the 10 p.m.ET timeslot on Friday night. Although "Dateline" bested "20/20" in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic, both newsmagazines were topped by drama "Blue Bloods," on CBS. "Dateline" averaged 6.1 million viewers and a ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 10 - Posted October 18, 2011
As he prepares for his primetime debut, Brian Williams's evening newscast remains locked in first place. "NBC Nightly News" was also up +3% in Total Viewers compared to the ... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper to Interview Pres. Obama - Posted October 18, 2011
ABC's Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper sits down with Pres. Obama today. ABC says Tapper will ask Obama about jobs -- or the lack of them -- the threat of a double dip recession, and his views on the GOP candidates who'd like his ... [TVNewser]

WMUR, ABC News To Host New Hampshire Debate - Posted October 17, 2011
WMUR, the ABC-affiliate in Manchester, is teaming up with ABC News to host a primetime Republican presidential debate in the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary. Although New Hampshire has not set a date for the primary yet, the ABC News-WMUR debate will be he... [TVSpy]

ABC Slates GOP Debate In Advance of New Hampshire Primary - Posted October 17, 2011
Another broadcast news division is getting into the GOP primary debate game. ABC has announced that it is partnering with affiliate WMUR to host a debate just days before the New Hampshire primary. The debate will run from 9-11 PM on the Saturday before the primary, and will be moderated by... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer's 'Hidden America' Heads to South Dakota - Posted October 14, 2011
Tonight Diane Sawyer presents another of her "Hidden America" specials. For more than a year, as she has done with the poverty reports from Appalachia and Camden, New Jersey, Sawyer and her team followed young people from the Lakot... [TVNewser]

A Brief History of the TV Newsmagazine - Posted October 13, 2011
"One night a week is plenty for us right now," "Rock Center" EP Rome Hartman tells THR's Marisa Guthrie. "We neit... [TVNewser]

Watch Bill Weir's Pitch to Interview Steve Jobs - Posted October 6, 2011
ABC's Diane Sawyer had just arrived home when she got the call that Steve Jobs had passed. It was just after 7:30pmET. She made a U-turn, jumped in a cab and went back to ABC News headquarters where she broadcast special editions of "World News" in the Western time zones. CBS's... [TVNewser]

35 Years Ago Today, Barbara Walters Became the Nation's Highest Paid Journalist - Posted October 4, 2011
35 years ago today Barbara Walters became the highest paid journalist when she was named co-anchor of the ABC Evening News. From the Jewish Women's Archive: On O... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 26 - Posted October 4, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" holds a 550,000 total viewer lead against #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer," which commands a 1.55 million... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Plan for Amanda Knox Verdict - Posted October 3, 2011
The jury in the Amanda Knox trial has reached a verdict, and the broadcast networks will all offer special reports when the decision is announced (expected around 3:30 p.m.ET). Lester Holt will anchor from Perugia, Italy, on NBC. Special r... [TVNewser]

Will the Yahoo!/ABC News Partnership Change Your Media Strategy? - Posted October 3, 2011
ABC News brought out the big guns this morning -- Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, ... [PRNewser]

ABC News Partners with Yahoo! - Posted October 3, 2011
Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, David Muir, ... [TVNewser]

How the Evening Newscasts Reported Andy Rooney's '60 Minutes' Sign-off - Posted September 27, 2011
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How the Evening Newscasts Reported Andy Rooney's '60 Minutes' Sign-off - Posted September 27, 2011
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Evening News Ratings: Week of September 19 - Posted September 27, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" begins the 2011-12 season where it left off last season: in first place. But #3 "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley... [TVNewser]

As Famine Worsens, David Muir Returns to Somalia - Posted September 14, 2011
ABC News anchor David Muir, who traveled to Somalia in July to report on the spreading famine, has returned to Mogadishu to cover the deepening crisis. This time around, Muir will also go to Kenya as he travels with both African troops delivering food and UNICEF. Muir's first report was yesterday... [TVNewser]

8.4 Million Watch Diane Sawyer's Jacqueline Kennedy Special - Posted September 14, 2011
It was nowhere near the 14.8 million who tuned in for her Jaycee Dugard special in July, but the heavily promoted Diane Sawyer special "Jacqueline Kennedy: ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Lands First TV Interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - Posted September 12, 2011
Update: as the Tucson Sentinel notes and ABC News confirms, the special may or may not include an interview with Giffords on... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Cover 10th Anniversary of 9/11/01 - Posted September 10, 2011
The broadcast networks will all devote significant portions of tomorrow to special coverage marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The evening news anchors -- Brian Williams for NBC, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Broadcast Networks Cover 10th Anniversary of 9/11/01 - Posted September 10, 2011
The broadcast networks will all devote significant portions of tomorrow to special coverage marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The evening news anchors -- Brian Williams for NBC, ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 29 - Posted September 7, 2011
Following a week of breaking news, from Hurricane Irene and an east coast earthquake to the fall of Tripoli, the network evening newscasts fell back to earth a bit the week of August 29-September 2. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

ABC Slates Premiere Date for Jackie Kennedy Special - Posted September 5, 2011
ABC has announced that the primetime special featuring never-before-heard interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy will air September 13. Hosted by Diane Sawyer, "Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words," will debut at 9 PM that evening. ABC first announced th... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Aug. 22 - Posted August 30, 2011
The toppling of Tripoli, an earthquake in Virginia and Irene's march up the East Coast meant a big week for the network evening newscasts. The three shows drew a combined average of 22.56 million Total Viewers. And considering the same week last year -- August 23, 2010 -- saw an ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Drops By WABC to Talk Hurricane Irene - Posted August 28, 2011
Just a few hours after "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams took the helm of the 1 p.m. hour on WNBC, his ABC c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Diane Sawyer Drops By WABC to Talk Hurricane Irene - Posted August 28, 2011
Just a few hours after "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams took the helm of the 1 p.m. hour on WNBC, his ABC c... [FishbowlNY]

Diane Sawyer Talks Hurricane Irene on WABC - Posted August 28, 2011
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Broadcasters Plan Special and Extended Newscasts ahead of Hurricane Irene - Posted August 26, 2011
"NBC Nightly News" is going to expand to an hour tonight. As we mentioned earlier, Brian Williams will anchor from the Jersey Shore, which is under a mandatory evacuation as Hurricane Irene approaches. NBC News has the resources of the Weather Channel, and is planning to use Bryan Norcross and ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama on Hurricane Irene: 'We all hope for the best, but we have to be prepared for the worst' - Posted August 26, 2011
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Greta Makes Forbes "Most Powerful" List - Posted August 25, 2011
Nestled right between JP Morgan Chase Asset Management CEO Mary Callahan Erdoes and GM's Mary Barra on Forbes' "Most Powerful Women List" is our very own Greta Van Susteren. The FNC host was named #75 on the lis... [FishbowlDC]

A Number of TV News Personalities Populate Forbes 'Most Powerful Women' List - Posted August 24, 2011
Forbes released its 2011 "Most Powerful Women" list, and a number of prominent TV news personalities and executives made the cut. ABC "This Week" anchor ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Plans Special Coverage For Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks - Posted August 24, 2011
On the 10th anniversary of September 11, Diane Sawyer -- who anchored "Good Morning America" on 9/11/01 -- and George Stephanopoulos will anchor a special thr... [TVNewser]

Ann Curry: No 'Backroom Deal' to the Top of 'Today' - Posted August 24, 2011
New "Today" show co-anchor Ann Curry sits down for a Q&A with Forbes as part of their ... [TVNewser]

Forbes Ranks The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Posted August 24, 2011
Even though lists like Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women are essentially meaningless, the people included are usually worth noting, so they do serve a little purpose. This ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Forbes Ranks The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Posted August 24, 2011
Even though lists like Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women are essentially meaningless, the people included are usually worth noting, so they do serve a little purpose. This ... [FishbowlNY]

DC Stations Report on Virginia Earthquake - Posted August 23, 2011
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Evening News Ratings: Week of August 15 - Posted August 23, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" wins the evening news race again last week, but ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" closes the gap and wi... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 8 - Posted August 16, 2011
Another up week for the three network evening newscasts. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" -- #1 now for 100 consecutive weeks -- is up the most in Total Viewers, +8% compared to the same week last year; #3 the "CBS Evening ... [TVNewser]

ABC, CBS, NBC Back on the Air With Closing Bell Special Reports - Posted August 10, 2011
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Who Makes What in TV News? - Posted August 9, 2011
The latest issue of TV Guide takes a look at the highest-paid personalities on TV, and many TV news anchors are present on the list. The salaries also give a taste at how some networks are saving money, and wh... [TVNewser]

Networks to Cover Obama Statement on S&P Downgrade, Fallen U.S. Troops - Posted August 8, 2011
At approximately 1 PM ET, President Obama will make an address about the S&P downgrade of the U.S., as well as the Navy SEALs killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. ABC's special report anchored by George Stephanopoulos (Diane Sawyer is on assignment for the network) with ... [TVNewser]

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Speak to Diane Sawyer on 'ABC World News' - Posted August 1, 2011
With the debt deal essentially done, the network evening newscasts are lining up guests for tonight's programs. As we mentioned earlier, CBS will speak to House Speaker Boehner, now ABC says it will have former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on to talk about the deal... [TVNewser]

ABC, NBC Anchors Take to Washington Sunday and Monday as Debt Deadline Looms - Posted July 31, 2011
You already heard about CBS' plans for this weekend and Monday, now NBC and ABC have revealed their plans. Brian Williams will be anchoring "NBC Nightly News" tonight, in advance of the 7 PM special taking viewers inside Congress. A preview of that special is bel... [TVNewser]

Former Extra Intern Moves Up the Coast to KXLY-TV - Posted July 27, 2011
During her college years at Arizona State University, Kylee Cruz interned at a number of different places. There was KTVK-TV in Phoenix, media in her hometown of Yuma, and the non-descript Glendale offices of entertainment news ma... [FishbowlLA]

Robin Roberts Interviews DSK Accuser Nafissatou Diallo: 'God is my witness I'm telling the truth' - Posted July 24, 2011
The hotel maid who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to sexually assault her, and whose story is now being called into question, is breaking her silence and talking with ABC's Robin Roberts. "I want justic... [GalleyCat]

Robin Roberts Interviews DSK Accuser Nafissatou Diallo: 'God is my witness I'm telling the truth' - Posted July 24, 2011
The hotel maid who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to sexually assault her, and whose story is now being called into question, is breaking her silence and talking with ABC's Robin Roberts. "I want justic... [TVNewser]

CBS Leads TV News with 34 News and Documentary Emmy Nominations - Posted July 18, 2011
Nominations for the 32nd annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today, and CBS came out on top with 34 nominations. PBS was right behind them at 32, while NBC picked up 19 and ABC had 12. For the cable news networks, CNN was nominated eight times, CNBC grabbed six... [TVNewser]

Orlando Stations Follow Casey Anthony's Jail Release - Posted July 18, 2011
Shortly after midnight on Sunday, Casey Anthony was released from jail. The Orlando stations, which have followed the case for the better part of three years, were ready. All five stations... [TVSpy]

Writing a Book? Talk to Diane Sawyer - Posted July 14, 2011
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Jaycee Dugard Book Sells 175,000 Copies on Day One - Posted July 13, 2011
GalleyCat reports Jaycee Dugard's "A Stolen Life" sold 175,000 copies in print, audiobooks and ebooks in its first day yesterday. The book's publisher, Jonathan Karp says Sunday's interview with ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Encore Presentation of Jaycee Dugard Special - Posted July 11, 2011
Following the boffo ratings for the the first airing last night, ABC is changing up its schedule this Saturday and will rebroadcast Diane Sawyer... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC's Encore Presentation of Jaycee Dugard Special - Posted July 11, 2011
Following the boffo ratings for the the first airing last night, ABC is changing up its schedule this Saturday and will rebroadcast Diane Sawyer... [FishbowlNY]

Jaycee Dugard's Memoir Tops Amazon Bestseller List - Posted July 11, 2011
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With 14.8 Million Viewers, ABC Tops Competition Combined with Jaycee Dugard Interview - Posted July 11, 2011
The overnight Nielsen ratings show ABC's 2-hour Jaycee Dugard special was the network's most-watched show since the NBA Finals last month and the biggest non-sports telecast since the Oscars in February. With 14.8 million Total Viewers, ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Tweets Through Jaycee Dugard Special - Posted July 11, 2011
Diane Sawyer began Tweeting Friday ahead of tonight's live tweet of her Jaycee Dugard special. (Sawyer's ... [AllTwitter]

Elizabeth Smart Approached by ABC, NBC, CBS and 'Various Cable Entities' - Posted July 8, 2011
Elizabeth Smart had been approached by the big three TV networks and by several cable channels before deciding ABC News was the "best fit" for her, says her spokesman. Smart, whose deal with ABC News was ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Talks About Her Interview with Jaycee Dugard - Posted July 7, 2011
Diane Sawyer returned to "Good Morning America" today to talk about her interview with Jaycee Dugard, the California woman who was kidnapped at age 11 and held captive for the next 18 y... [TVNewser]

'Made in America' Inspires American Companies to Shower ABC's 'World News' with Gifts - Posted July 4, 2011
Since ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" debuted its "Made in America" series this spring, the show's producers have been flooded with mail and gifts from across the country, sent in by companies to spotlight th... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer The Subject of Harry Shearer's 'Found Objects,' Though Context is Everything - Posted June 30, 2011
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer is the latest subject to be featured in Harry Shearer's "Found Objects" series at My Damn Channel. Previous anchors to have their clips appear have included Katie Couric and Dan Rather. It is t... [TVNewser]

Former WaPo, HuffPo Journalist reveals he's an Illegal Immigrant - Posted June 22, 2011
Jose Antonio Vargas, the former Washington Post and Huffington Post reporter has revealed he's in the ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric Gets Acquainted With ABC News - Posted June 22, 2011
The Huffington Post reports that former "CBS Evening News" anchor and soon-to-be ABC News contributor Katie Couric atten... [TVNewser]

Nets Planning Special Reports for Obama Afghanistan Address - Posted June 21, 2011
Pres. Obama is going to talk about the situation in Afghanistan and announce a U.S. troop reduction there, in an address from the White House Wednesday night. ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are clearing their schedules for the address at 8pmET. For ABC and NBC it means interrupting reruns. NBC will... [TVNewser]

Chris Dinan jumps from CBS News to ABC News - Posted June 21, 2011
Chris Dinan is leaving CBS News and joining ABC News, TVNewser has learned. Dinan has been senior broadcast producer of the "CBS Evening News" since September 2007. Both the former anchor of the broadcast -- Katie Couric, and its executive producer -- Rick Kap... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Chris Dinan jumps from CBS News to ABC News - Posted June 21, 2011
Chris Dinan is leaving CBS News and joining ABC News, TVNewser has learned. Dinan has been senior broadcast producer of the "CBS Evening News" since September 2007. Both the former anchor of the broadcast -- Katie Couric, and its executive producer -- Rick Kap... [FishbowlNY]

ABC's Christiane Amanpour to be presented Walter Cronkite Award - Posted June 20, 2011
ABC's Christiane Amanpour is the 2011 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, Arizona State University announced today. Amanpour will accept the 28th annual award, given by ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Jo... [TVNewser]

ABC's 'Made in America' helps sell American-made products - Posted June 8, 2011
ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" continues the "Made in America" series tonight with the focus on American car manufacturing. David Muir and ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Diane Sawyer gets first interview with Jaycee Dugard - Posted June 8, 2011
[caption id="attachment_70436" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Jaycee Dugard before her abduction in 1991"][/caption] In one of the most sought-after interviews recently, Diane Sawyer will conduct the first sit-down with ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer in Afghanistan - Posted June 5, 2011
ABC's Diane Sawyer is in Afghanistan where she met up with Secy. of Defense Robert Gates as he continues is global farewell tour. Sawyer appeared on "This Week" this morning and will report for "World News" tonight and tomorrow night... [TVNewser]

ABC's Diane Sawyer Talks Media Bias on Fox News - Posted June 2, 2011
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer appeared on Fox News Channel last night, talking to Bill O'Reilly about media bias and the upcoming 2012 election. O'Reilly argued that ABC News, like most of the media, was overwhelmingly liberal. Sawyer argued that the team at ABC News was fair and balanced, so to... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC's Diane Sawyer Talks Media Bias on Fox News - Posted June 2, 2011
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer appeared on Fox News Channel last night, talking to Bill O'Reilly about media bias and the upcoming 2012 election. O'Reilly argued that ABC News, like most of the media, was overwhelmingly liberal. Sawyer argued that the team at ABC News was fair and balanced, so to... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News Acquires Jacqueline Kennedy Interviews, Specials Planned for September - Posted May 25, 2011
ABC News has acquired a series of interviews--an oral history--with former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The interviews will air as part of a series of specials on the network in September, including a primetime special anchored by Diane Sawyer. The interviews were conducted by journalist Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. in 1964, and... [TVNewser]

Networks Detail the Terror at Joplin Hospital - Posted May 23, 2011
St. John's Medical Center stands out among the devastation in Joplin, MO. It still stands, seriously damaged -- windows blown out, two top floors gone -- while the neighborhood around it is flattened. That may be why each of the evening newscasts, who all dispatched anchors to Joplin -- featured the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Networks Detail the Terror at Joplin Hospital - Posted May 23, 2011
St. John's Medical Center stands out among the devastation in Joplin, MO. It still stands, seriously damaged -- windows blown out, two top floors gone -- while the neighborhood around it is flattened. That may be why each of the evening newscasts, who all dispatched anchors to Joplin -- featured the... [FishbowlNY]

Networks Detail the Terror at Joplin Hospital - Posted May 23, 2011
St. John's Medical Center stands out among the devastation in Joplin, MO. It still stands, seriously damaged -- windows blown out, two top floors gone -- while the neighborhood around it is flattened. That may be why each of the evening newscasts, who all dispatched anchors to Joplin -- featured the... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: Week of May 2 - Posted May 12, 2011
With comings and goings on the network morning shows on the horizon, all three broadcasts saw a big year-over-year increases last week, du... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams: 'I'll never walk away because of complaints about the job' - Posted May 9, 2011
NBC's Brian Williams -- and his ballooning frequent flier tally -- is profiled by the AP's ... [TVNewser]

Mississippi Flooding: Who's Covering - Posted May 9, 2011
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Diane Sawyer to anchor from swollen Mississippi River - Posted May 9, 2011
Diane Sawyer will anchor tonight's "World News" from Memphis, Tennessee. ABC says Sawyer, right, at the Memphis command center this morning, "will take viewers inside the flood zone as nearly four million Americans brace for the impact o... [TVNewser]

President Obama's New York Visit - Posted May 5, 2011
The cable news channels are covering Barack Obama's first visit to Ground Zero as president, four days after the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. After a lunch with with members of FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9, in midtown Manhattan along with former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Obama headed to... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans for Pres. Obama's Ground Zero Visit - Posted May 4, 2011
[caption id="attachment_64752" align="alignright" width="297" caption="Obama and McCain visit Ground Zero in 2008"][/caption] President Obama will be in New York tomorrow to visit Ground Zero. His first visit to the site since being elected President, and a symbolic one since the death of Osama Bin laden on Sunday. The big three... [TVNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Coverage Plans for Monday, Networks Expand Evening Newscasts to One Hour - Posted May 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_64347" align="alignright" width="316" caption="CBS News Artwork"][/caption] Updated: The broadcast news divisions and cable news channels are planning special programming and coverage today, part of their continuing coverage of the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. CB... [TVNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Morning Show Coverage - Posted May 2, 2011
"Good morning. Osama Bin Laden is dead," that is how Meredith Vieira opened the "Today" show this morning as all the networks continued coverage... [TVNewser]

PR Joins in the Royal Wedding Festivities - Posted April 29, 2011
[caption id="attachment_20074" align="alignnone" width="505" caption="Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images"][/caption] I have to admit -- I'm pretty caught up in the Royal Wedding. And there are some among the PR industry who are as well. Who says ... [PRNewser]

Royal Wedding Viewer Guide: Where to Watch - Posted April 28, 2011
Have you heard? There is some sort of wedding happening tomorrow. Yes, the broadcast and cable news organizations are all planning coverage of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton tomorrow morning, with most beginning at 4 ... [TVNewser]

Change at 'CBS Evening News' merits story on 'Nightly News' and 'World News' - Posted April 26, 2011
On their respective newscasts both Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer made note of Katie Couric's decisi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Change at 'CBS Evening News' merits story on 'Nightly News' and 'World News' - Posted April 26, 2011
On their respective newscasts both Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer made note of Katie Couric's decisi... [FishbowlNY]

ABC's Diane Sawyer Dazzles Newseum Audience in Black Christian Louboutin Heels - Posted April 21, 2011
ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer sat down with Nick Clooney at the Newseum Tuesday night for an "Inside the Actor's Studio" kind of interview. Dressed in black from head to toe, Sawy... [FishbowlDC]

How the Evening Newscasts Reported the deaths of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros - Posted April 21, 2011
British by birth, photojournalist Tim Hetherington called Brooklyn home. He was a dual citizen of the U.S. and the U.K. and much of his work at war was for American broadcasters. During his career, Hetherington had worked for ABC News and CNN. Hetherington and Getty photographer Chris Hondros, were ... [TVNewser]

Evening Newscasts Cover One-Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon Disaster - Posted April 20, 2011
The network evening newscasts are preparing to cover the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which happened a year ago today. Anne Thompson will report for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" tonight, focusing on the environmental impact of the disaster. Thompson spent 80 days in the Gulf region last y... [TVNewser]

#WorldNewsFeed Takes Facebook Users Behind the Scenes with Diane Sawyer - Posted April 20, 2011
Diane Sawyer's beverages of choice are green tea and sugar-free Red Bull. Her assistant's name is Jill, and executive producer Jon Banner's assistant is Tess. More behind-the-scenes nugge... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 11 - Posted April 19, 2011
It was par for the course for the network evening newscasts the week of April 11. As usual, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" led the way in both total viewers and the demo. "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

With CBS News Facing Transformation, CBS CEO Sees $57.7 Million Payday - Posted April 18, 2011
CBS News has a new leadership team, and its evening news anchor Katie Couric may or not be a part of the organization once her contract expires in June. But while CBS News is facing fundamental challenges in the face of a new economic climat... [TVNewser]

Reel Journalism: Sawyer & "The China Syndrome" - Posted April 14, 2011
ABC "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer will grace the Newseum on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. for the next edition of "Reel Journalism" with Nick Clooney. Attendees ... [PRNewser]

Reel Journalism: Sawyer & "The China Syndrome" - Posted April 14, 2011
ABC "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer will grace the Newseum on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. for the next edition of "Reel Journalism" with Nick Clooney. Attendees ... [FishbowlDC]

Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer to Lead ABC News Royal Wedding Coverage - Posted April 11, 2011
ABC News has slated its coverage plans for the upcoming Royal Wedding. Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer will lead the networ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 28 - Posted April 5, 2011
It was a relatively slow week ratings-wise for the broadcast evening news program March 28-April 1. This was despite plenty of news in Libya, the Middle East and Japan, as well as political news at home. As usual "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" won the week w... [TVNewser]

'CBS Evening News' Sees Lowest Rated Q1 Since (At Least) 1992 - Posted March 29, 2011
The "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" saw its lowest-rated first quarter among total viewers and adults 25-54 since at least 1992-- as far back as Nielsen's records for the program go. The newscast averaged 6.43 million total viewers and 1.98 million demo viewers, d... [TVNewser]

POLL: If Katie Couric leaves CBS Evening News, who should be the new anchor? - Posted March 28, 2011
Katie Couric is on vacation this week -- perhaps her last as the anchor of the CBS Evening News. She won't be interviewing the president tomorrow, like her cross-network colleagues ... [TVNewser]

Nets to carry Pre-Prime Presidential Address on Libya - Posted March 26, 2011
The broadcast networks plan special reports at 7:30pmET Monday as Pres. Obama addresses the situation in Libya from the National Defense University. This means the evening newscasts will have to update for the West Coast. And most Mountain time zone stations which air national news at 5:30, will not get a... [TVNewser]

Nets to carry Pre-Prime Presidential Address on Libya - Posted March 26, 2011
The broadcast networks plan special reports at 7:30pmET Monday as Pres. Obama addresses the situation in Libya from the National Defense University. This means the evening newscasts will have to update for the West Coast. And most Mountain time zone stations which air national news at 5:30, will not get a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Nets to carry Pre-Prime Presidential Address on Libya - Posted March 26, 2011
The broadcast networks plan special reports at 7:30pmET Monday as Pres. Obama addresses the situation in Libya from the National Defense University. This means the evening newscasts will have to update for the West Coast. And most Mountain time zone stations which air national news at 5:30, will not get a... [FishbowlNY]

Where Does Diane Sawyer Get her Ratings Info? - Posted March 26, 2011
We like to think we're the one-stop blog for TV and cable news news. The most popular posts we write on any given day are the ratings posts: the daily cable news Scoreboard, the evening news ratings on Tuesdays and the morning show ratings on Thursdays. We like to think a... [TVNewser]

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts to host annual NLGJA event - Posted March 24, 2011
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts will host the NLGJA's 16th annual Headlines and Headliners event in New York tonight. What makes this interesting is that Roberts is the first openly gay TV journalist to host the event which benefits the organization ... [TVNewser]

ABC News To Co-Host Republican Primary Debate in Iowa In Advance Of Iowa Caucus - Posted March 24, 2011
The road to 2012 continues, with yet another Republican Presidential primary debate added to the schedule. This one is being co-sponsored by ABC News and WOI-DT and will be held in Iowa the weekend of December 10. "ABC World News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer: 'I think you can learn so much from the excitement of the people on Fox.' - Posted March 23, 2011
FishbowlDC's intrepid intern Alec Jacobs attended the Kalb Report event last night at the National Press Club. ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Talks Amanpour, Fox, and the Pope at Press Club - Posted March 23, 2011
While her competitors Katie Couric and Brian Williams were chatting with late night hosts David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Sawyer To Speak to Secretary Hillary Clinton - Posted March 22, 2011
In her first interview since the U.S. and some of its allies launched air strikes against Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak to ABC's Diane Sawyer. Clips from the interview will air on "ABC World News" and "N... [TVNewser]

With Obama in Brazil, Clinton in France, and news from Libya, no slow Saturday for News Nets - Posted March 19, 2011
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Anchors who began week in Japan end it in New York - Posted March 18, 2011
Several TV news anchors and reporters who rushed to Japan last weekend, are already back in New York. As radiation fears rose, networks began reassessing coverage and anchors began packing the bags they'd never really had time to unpack. Christiane Amanpour left Tuesday. ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast nets plan special report for Obama comments on Libya - Posted March 18, 2011
President Obama will make a statement on Libya at 2pmET after meeting with the Congressional leadership. The four broadcast networks will carry it live. ABC's Diane Sawyer will anchor a special report with Jake Tapper and Martha Raddatz reporti... [TVNewser]

Networks, Cablers Prepare to Cover President Obama's Japan Remarks - Posted March 17, 2011
At approximately 3:30 PM ET, President Obama will make remarks on the situation in Japan. CBS News says that Katie Couric will anchor a "special update" that will be fed to CBS stations. With the broadcast network in fu... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer leaves Japan - Posted March 16, 2011
Diane Sawyer left Japan today as the nuclear situation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant worsens. This morning on "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Share Insights in Journalism - Posted March 16, 2011
Diane Sawyer, anchor of ABC's "World News," joins journalist Marvin Kalb to share her journalistic insights o... [FishbowlDC]

TV News crews in Japan on the move with radiation fears mounting - Posted March 15, 2011
With dozens of U.S. TV news journalists now on the ground in Japan, the bosses back home are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential for radiation poisoning due to the deteriorating conditions at t... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 7 - Posted March 15, 2011
By this time next week, we'll know which evening newscasts most Americans chose for coverage of the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As for last week, which included Friday -- the day of the quake, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a commanding l... [TVNewser]

Quake Update: Shepard Smith, Bill Weir, BloombergTV - Posted March 14, 2011
Some late-afternoon Monday notes on earthquake/tsunami coverage: Shepard Smith anchored today from Tokyo: first "Studio B" at 3pmET and next, Fox Report at 7pmET/8am Tuesday in Tokyo. "Behind me is the rainbow bridge. It is usually lit up in ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Quake Update: Shepard Smith, Bill Weir, BloombergTV - Posted March 14, 2011
Some late-afternoon Monday notes on earthquake/tsunami coverage: Shepard Smith anchored today from Tokyo: first "Studio B" at 3pmET and next, Fox Report at 7pmET/8am Tuesday in Tokyo. "Behind me is the rainbow bridge. It is usually lit up in ... [FishbowlNY]

NBC's Lester Holt, ABC's David Muir and Christiane Amanpour report from Japan; Diane Sawyer en route - Posted March 13, 2011
The U.S. TV news anchors began arriving in Japan Saturday and two of the weekend anchors were in place for shows Saturday evening: NBC's Lester Holt and ABC"s David Muir. Christiane Amanpour also arrived Saturday where she reported for "World N... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks To Carry Obama News Conference on Earthquake - Posted March 11, 2011
ABC, NBC and CBS are planning special reports around 12:30 PM for President Obama's news conference. Obama will address the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan and which are beginning to hit U.S. soil. Katie Couric will anchor for CBS News, Ann Curry will anchor for NBC News (Update: ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 28 & Sweeps - Posted March 8, 2011
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast last week, with an 850K total viewer lead over "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer." ... [TVNewser]

Former ABC News Staffer Dies At 25 - Posted March 8, 2011
Former ABC News Investigative Unit staffer Rehab El-Buri died on Sunday at the age of 25, after battling cancer. El-Buri started at ABC as a desk assistant, and worked her way up to become a key member of the Investigative Unit led by Brian Ross. She left the unit last year dedicate... [TVNewser]

Morning Surprise: Gridiron Welcomes Bon Jovi - Posted March 8, 2011
Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea will attend this Saturday's Gridiron dinner as the guests of Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum. The Gridiron Show includes a parody of "Livin' on a Prayer," which prompted in... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News producer jumps to DailyBeast/Newsweek - Posted March 3, 2011
WebNewser reports one of Diane Sawyer's producers has left ABC and is joining DailyBeast.com/Newsweek. And she's not the first tvnewser to join the ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of February 21 - Posted March 1, 2011
As attention in north Africa shifted from Egypt to Libya last week, the evening newscasts rode the ratings rollercoaster up, drawing 1.6 million more viewers from the week before. "NBC Nightly News" was #1 again with a 1.4M total viewer lead over #2 "World News," while ABC's broadcast had nearly 2M... [TVNewser]

HuffPost's Ultimate Media Couples List - Posted February 23, 2011
HuffPost readers have spoken. And when HuffPost readers speak, the world listens. This time, they have chosen the "Ultimate Media Duo." (Important to note: unlike most H... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Planning Special Reports for Obama Presser - Posted February 15, 2011
All three of the major broadcast networks are planning special reports covering President Obama's 11 AM news conference. As usual, the cable news channels will also be covering the conference. With Egypt still fresh on people's minds, and a budget proposed yesterday, there will be plenty to talk about. NBC will have ... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Special Reports for Obama Statement on Egypt - Posted February 11, 2011
As the cable news networks continue to cover the revelry in the streets of Cairo, following the announcement that Hosni Mubarak has stepped down as president, the broadcast networks are preparing special reports for their networks as Pres. Obama plans to address the situation at 1:30pmET now scheduled for 3pmET. ... [TVNewser]

Is Erica Hill the Next Diane Sawyer? - Posted February 7, 2011
After the "Early Show" rearrangement in November, is CBS' Erica Hill poised to be the next tvnewser elite? Maybe even the next ... [TVNewser]

Jane Lynch to Katie Couric on 'Glee': 'I hate you Diane Sawyer' - Posted February 7, 2011
CBS' Katie Couric was on the post-Super Bowl episode of "Glee." When Couric broke the news that coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) was "loser of the year," Lynch said "I thought this was the 10 most fascinating?" "That's Barbara Walters," Couric said. At the end of the interview coach Sylve... [TVNewser]

ABC News' Christiane Amanpour Snags First Interview With Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak - Posted February 3, 2011
ABC News' Christiane Amanpour appears to have secured the first interview with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Amanpour... [TVNewser]

ABC, CBS, NBC Broadcast Special Reports as Hosni Mubarak Speaks - Posted February 1, 2011
ABC, CBS, and CBS all interrupted programming around 4pmET this afternoon as Hosni Mubarak addressed the people of Egypt. For ABC, Diane Sawyer anchored from New York with Christiane Amanpour in Cairo. For CBS, ... [TVNewser]

Are the Network Anchors going to Cairo? - Posted January 31, 2011
"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams is on his way to Cairo right now. He left New York Sunday afternoon arriving in Amman, Jordan and is now en route to Egypt. He's expected to arrive in time for "Nightly News." ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Interrupted By Surprised Skier - Posted January 28, 2011
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer did a live shot from New York's Central Park yesterday, as snow was still piled high on the ground. The shot was interrupted however by a cross-country skier, who seemed more than a little surprised to be running (skiing?) into the anchor in the middle... [TVNewser]

Exclusive Group of Journos Dine With POTUS - Posted January 25, 2011
TIPS FROM THE POOL...INTO THE DEEP END Hearst's Chuck Lewis noted in a White House Pool Report this afternoon that a small group of journalists were preparing to dine with President Obama. One can only assume pre-S... [PRNewser]

Which TV News Anchors and Hosts Had Lunch With President Obama Today? - Posted January 25, 2011
This afternoon, as is tradition, President Barack Obama had lunch at the White House with a bevy of journalists, including anchors and hosts for the broadcast and cable news channels. So, who attended? Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith spilled (some of) the beans: ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 17 - Posted January 25, 2011
The three evening newscasts drew a combined average of 25,600,000 Total Viewers last week -- up 1% from a year ago (25,330,000). "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" led the way with 10M Total Viewers, with "World News with ... [TVNewser]

Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2011
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening. On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer '20/20' with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' astronaut husband Mark Kelly is second for the hour - Posted January 19, 2011
A special edition of "20/20" featuring Diane Sawyer's interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband, astronaut Mar... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of January 10 - Posted January 19, 2011
The tragedy in Tucson, which brought all three evening news anchors to Arizona for several days last week, helped draw U.S. viewers to those shows. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was #1 topping 10M Total Viewer average for the week. Williams spent the most ... [TVNewser]

Astronaut Mark Kelly Says He Thought Wife Was Dead Based on TV News Reports - Posted January 19, 2011
NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that he watched television reports erroneously report that his wife had died in the shootings in Tucson. "The kids ... Claudia and Claire start c... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 19, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) daughter and Daily Beast Columnist Meghan McCain gets new spectacles. "I will now go home at night and turn into Lois Lane," she tweeted Tuesday. ... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Sawyer gets first interview with astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - Posted January 16, 2011
In his first interview since the tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona last weekend, Mark Kelly sits down with "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer to talk about the recovery of his wife, Rep. ... [FishbowlLA]

Pres. Obama Delivers News at Tucson Memorial: 'Gabby opened her eyes' - Posted January 12, 2011
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Pres. Obama Delivers News at Tucson Memorial: 'Gabby opened her eyes' - Posted January 12, 2011
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Evening News Ratings: Week of January 3 - Posted January 11, 2011
For the first full week of 2011, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" had a nearly 1.5 million Total Viewer lead on its closest competitor, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer," while ... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Special Reports for Tucson Shootings Moment of Silence - Posted January 10, 2011
ABC News, CBS News and NBC News will produce network special reports for the moment of silence to be held at 11amET for the victims of Saturday's massacre in Arizona. Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor ABC's coverage from Tucson. Erica H... [TVNewser]

More Anchors Heading to Arizona - Posted January 8, 2011
ABC's George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor tomorrow's "Good Morning America" live from the scene of the shootings in Tucson, joined by anchor Dan Harris. NBC's Lester Holt is on his way to Arizona, where he ... [TVNewser]

More People Watched Snooki and The Situation than Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric - Posted January 7, 2011
This press release just hit the inbox: MTV'S HIGHEST RATED SERIES TELECAST EVER! SEASON THREE OF"JERSEY SHORE" DELIVERS 8.45 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS FOR PREMIERE That means the show featuring Snooki, J-Woww, Sammi, Ronnie, Vinny, Pauly D, "The Situation," and a new girl whose name we haven't yet (or probably ever will) learned, scored better... [TVNewser]

ABC's Diane Sawyer & George Stephanopoulos Set to Interview Donald Rumsfeld - Posted January 6, 2011
Former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld has started scheduling his book tour for his memoir "Known and Unknown" -- set to appear on ABC's "World News," "Good Morning America," and "Nightline." Diane Sawyer's interview of ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 27 - Posted January 4, 2011
The last week of 2010 was a strong one for the broadcast evening news programs, with all three broadcasts up week over week and year over year in total viewers. As usual, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the top program, followed by "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

17 Freshman Republicans on "Hannity" - Posted January 4, 2011
Fox News' Sean Hannity will have 17 freshman Republicans on "Hannity" tonight. They will be members of a focus group conducted by Frank Luntz ahead of the opening of the 112th congress. As we mentioned earlier, ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Sits Down with 10 Freshman Republicans Ahead of 112th Congress - Posted January 4, 2011
Diane Sawyer has lined up interviews with 10 freshman GOP congressmen & women as they head to the Hill. Sawyer will talk with: Sen. Rand Paul (KY) Sen. Mike Lee (UT) Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05) Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-01) ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Diane Sawyer Sits Down with 10 Freshman Republicans Ahead of 112th Congress - Posted January 4, 2011
Diane Sawyer has lined up interviews with 10 freshman GOP congressmen & women as they head to the Hill. Sawyer will talk with: Sen. Rand Paul (KY) Sen. Mike Lee (UT) Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05) Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-01) ... [FishbowlNY]

'ABC World News' Looks Back At 2010... Using Disney Shareholder Steve Jobs' Latest Creation - Posted December 29, 2010
Tonight "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" is running a 2010 retrospective, looking back at the biggest stories of the year: These types of stories lend themselves well to flashy graphics, and ABC is no exception. ... [TVNewser]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [FishbowlNY]

Director of National Intelligence Learns of U.K. Plot ... from Diane Sawyer - Posted December 22, 2010
ABC's Diane Sawyer sat down with three of the President's top national security officials Monday afternoon, the same day 12 people in three British cities were arrested... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 12.22.10 - Posted December 22, 2010
*Bob Ennis, the ex-hubby in Sunday's scandalous NYT "Vows" story, opens up to Politics Daily's Annie Groer. He blasts the NYT and said he feared the damaging effects it could... [FishbowlDC]

WATCH: As Diane Sawyer Turns 65, ABC Colleagues 'Say a Little Prayer' - Posted December 22, 2010
Today marks a milestone for Diane Sawyer: it's her 65th birthday. No word from the network about the anchor's plans for celebrating today, but Sawyer sure got a birthday surprise a few days in advance. Last Friday, during what seemed to be another routine day at ABC News, Sawyer was more than... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of December 13 - Posted December 21, 2010
As usual, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched evening newscast again last week. On ABC, "World News with Diane Sawyer" closed the gap year over year by 4% in ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams Honor Larry King - Posted December 17, 2010
As we reported last night, all three broadcast evening news anchors, along with Barbara Walters, dropped ... [TVNewser]

Who Threw the Best TV News Holiday Bash? - Posted December 17, 2010
Your TVNewsers are over at the mediabistro.com holiday lunch right now (posting will resume later). So, this is a good time to size up some of the other holiday parties. Barbara Walters and "The View" EP ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Who Threw the Best TV News Holiday Bash? - Posted December 17, 2010
Your TVNewsers are over at the mediabistro.com holiday lunch right now (posting will resume later). So, this is a good time to size up some of the other holiday parties. Barbara Walters and "The View" EP ... [FishbowlNY]

President Obama, All Three Evening News Anchors Among The Guests Wishing Larry King Farewell - Posted December 16, 2010
As promised, CNN delivered a star-studded goodbye for Larry King, who signed off for the last time on his daiy interview program this evening. As we reported, comedian Bill Maher and "American Idol" host ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Health Series 'Be the Change: Save a Life' Kicking Off December 17 - Posted December 9, 2010
The year-long ABC News health series "Be the Change: Save a Life" will kick off December 17, the network announced. The series made news when it was announced back in October because it was revealed that the Bill &am... [TVNewser]

ABC News to Launch SaveOne.net in Conjunction with 20/20 Special Be the Change: Save a Life - Posted December 9, 2010
ABC News will launch dedicated Web site SaveOne.net Friday, Dec. 17, in conjunction with a special... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Lara Spencer, John Sykes & Dr. Ruth Ring in the Holidays - Posted December 8, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I don't know whether it was the wintry weather or the holiday decor, but the usual suspects were in a festive mood at Michael's today. There were air kisses all around the dining room as the movers and shakers mingled while waiting for their lunch dates to arrive. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lara Spencer, John Sykes & Dr. Ruth Ring in the Holidays - Posted December 8, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE I don't know whether it was the wintry weather or the holiday decor, but the usual suspects were in a festive mood at Michael's today. There were air kisses all around the dining room as the movers and shakers mingled while waiting for their lunch dates to arrive. ... [FishbowlNY]

Elizabeth Edwards Has Died - Posted December 7, 2010
Just before 5pmET, the cable news channels reported the news that Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, had died. Edwards, 61, had been battling breast cancer since 2004. ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Nets Cover Pres. Obama News Conference on Tax Cuts - Posted December 7, 2010
President Barack Obama is set to hold a news conference at 2:20pmET to discuss the deal to extend the Bush tax cuts. Obama will speak shortly after Vice President Joe Biden proposes the tax cuts to Senate Democrats at a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill. And, sorry soaps fans, the broadcaste... [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]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 15 - Posted November 23, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," was #1 again last week, but was down in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo from the week prior. #2 "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" was up over the p... [TVNewser]

'World News' On the Road Again with Diane Sawyer - Posted November 15, 2010
"World News" airs from Shanghai, China again tonight, where Diane Sawyer has been since Saturday. This is Sawyer's third week in a row on the road. ... [TVNewser]

Former 'GMA,' and 'Early Show' EP Shelley Ross Reviews 'Morning Glory' - Posted November 12, 2010
TVNewser already gave you a roundup of some of the reviews for the new movie "Morning Glory," which stars Harrison Ford, ... [TVNewser]

Polson's Bash at Panache - Posted November 10, 2010
A big turnout at Panache last night to send off ABC's Polson Kanneth. He's moving from "GMA" in DC to "World News" in NYC! Guests at the bash joked that Polson must have promised people ... [FishbowlDC]

Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer Glam up for Glamour Women of the Year Event - Posted November 9, 2010
Katie Couric and ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of November 1 - Posted November 9, 2010
The week of the midterm elections was a great one for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," with the program getting a healthy bump in viewership Nov. 1-5. The "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric... [TVNewser]

Cynthia McFadden Goes Around the World to Interview U.S. Secretaries Clinton & Gates - Posted November 9, 2010
ABC's Cynthia McFadden interviewed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Rober... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Brings 'World News' to Arizona - Posted November 7, 2010
•"World News with Diane Sawyer" will originate from Phoenix this Thursday and Friday evenings. On Friday, Sawyer will be accepting the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Sawyer is the 27th recipient of the award. ... [TVNewser]

Midterm Ratings: ABC News Tops the Broadcast Networks, But all are Down from 2006 Midterms - Posted November 4, 2010
The final numbers from the broadcast networks are in, and just as it did in the 2006 midterm elections, ABC topped the nets when it came to election coverage. That said, the ratings for all three of the network news divisions were down sharply from 2006. ABC News coverage, led by ... [TVNewser]

CBS News' '60 Minutes' Snags First Post-Election Interview with President Obama - Posted November 4, 2010
CBS Newsmagazine "60 Minutes" has secured the first post-election sit-down interview with President Obama. The interview will be conducted by correspondent Steve Kroft later today in the Oval Office. The interview will air on "60 Minutes" this Sunday, November 7. Kroft also got the first post-2008 election interview with... [TVNewser]

Top Democrats Explain Losing Night - Posted November 3, 2010
• Sen. Harry Reid, who surprised many holding his seat in Nevada, has made the rounds on the mornings shows, and tonight ABC News' Diane Sawyer is claiming the first interview ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Oct. 25 - Posted November 2, 2010
All three broadcast evening newscasts experienced Total Viewer growth last week as more Americans tuned in ahead of the midterms and got the latest news on Friday's terror scare. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was again #1 with a 600K viewer lead over #2 "World News wit... [TVNewser]

Jeff Zucker at his Roast: 'I haven't felt so much love since I sat down with Steve Burke' - Posted November 1, 2010
Outgoing NBC CEO Jeff Zucker was roasted at the Center for Communication's annual luncheon today by tvnewsers ... [TVNewser]

Networks, Cablers Cover Possible Terror Attempt - Posted October 29, 2010
All three major broadcast networks broke into regular coverage to deliver special reports on the UPS bomb scare shortly after 11:30 AM ET, joining extensive coverage by the cable news channels. ABC was first at approximately 11:37 AM, followed by NBC and CBS after 11:40 AM. The three evening news anchors handled... [TVNewser]

Election 2010: ABC News Will be Live All Night for Midterm Coverage - Posted October 28, 2010
ABC News will have live midterm election coverage all night next Tuesday, though some of it will take place online. ABC's coverage will kick off with "ABC World News" at 6:30 OM ET, anchored by Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

How Did Juan Williams Factor on the Evening Newscasts? - Posted October 22, 2010
The Juan Williams NPR firing, in the context of the perception of Muslims in America as well as other journalists who've lost their jobs recently, lead two of the three evening newscasts last night: ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" with a story reported by ... [TVNewser]

'Spirit Day' Turns tvnewsers Purple - Posted October 20, 2010
Millions of Americans wore purple today for 'Spirit Day' to commemorate the kids who were tormented for being or suspected of being homosexual. All day long, tvnewsers wore purple in support of this anti-bullying cause, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). TVNewser ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Anchor 'World News' From China - Posted October 18, 2010
ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" will originate live from China November 15-17, the network says. Sawyer will anchor, while correspondents David Muir and Clarissa Ward examine what makes China the second largest economy in the world. Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Tyndall: Chilean Miner Story Energized Diane Sawyer - Posted October 17, 2010
The Chilean miner rescue was covered almost non-stop by the cable news channels and the broadcast news programs. As analyst Andrew Tyndall points out, however, no evening newscast dedicated more time and resources to the event that ABC's "World News w... [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]

ABC Plans Primetime Special on Chile Mine Rescue - Posted October 13, 2010
As the cable news channels continue rolling coverage of the Chile mine rescue, (so far 18 of 33 pulled out) ABC News has announced it will produce a primetime special tonight at 10pmET/PT about the rescue operation. "20/20: Miracle at the Mine," will be anchored by Diane Sawyer, an... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of October 4 - Posted October 12, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was #1 again last week, but down in both Total Viewers and younger viewers from the week before. #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" was down in Total Viewers a... [TVNewser]

Facebook to Live-Stream ABC News' Midterm-Elections Coverage - Posted October 11, 2010
ABC News will live-stream its election-night coverage Nov. 2 on Facebook starting at 8 p.m. ET, including some reporting from the social network's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., reports ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Female Newsers Make Forbes 'Power Women' List - Posted October 9, 2010
A number of high profile female news anchors made the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women. The top ranked newser on the list was "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric, who came in at number 22. ... [TVNewser]

Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women List Loaded With Media Figures - Posted October 7, 2010
Last evening, Forbes released their annual ranking of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women on their official website, Forbes.com. The list included 18 media and publishing personalities and made it clear that the women controlling the industr... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women List Loaded With Media Figures - Posted October 7, 2010
Last evening, Forbes released their annual ranking of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women on their official website, Forbes.com. The list included 18 media and publishing personalities and made it clear that the women controlling the industr... [FishbowlNY]

ABC News announces Vote 2010 Plans, Touch-screens Included - Posted October 6, 2010
ABC News has announced its midterm election team: Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor election night coverage Tuesday, Nov. 2. ABC is turning ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Partnering with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Year-Long Health Series - Posted October 6, 2010
First on TVNewser: ABC News is launching a multi-million dollar year-long series on global health, "Be the Change: Save a Life," with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on board as sponsor. The series will be featured across every ABC News program and platform, with coverage being led by "World News" anchor... [TVNewser]

'World News' Viewers Weigh in Online - Posted October 4, 2010
Diane Sawyer regularly engages her ABC News viewers asking them to send in their stories and comments on controversial issues and topics in the news. And in two recent cases she's turning the online comments into on-air stories. "World News" ended Friday's broadcast with Sawyer and correspondents David Muir, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Mike Rowe Getting Dirty in DC - Posted September 28, 2010
Mike Rowe, host of Discovery's "Dirty Jobs," and voice of ABC World News... [FishbowlDC]

'This Week with Christiane Amanpour' to air Town Hall Special , '20/20' Special with Diane Sawyer, on 'Islam in America' - Posted September 28, 2010
ABC is jumping head-first into the New York City mosque debate with a special town hall edition of "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" focusing on Islam in America and a "20/20" prime time special with ... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters Lead the Way at News and Documentary Emmy Awards - Posted September 28, 2010
Last night the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out this year's News and Documentary Emmy Awards. The broadcast networks, led by CBS, NBC, PBS and ABC, led the way with a combined 20 wins. The only cable news channel to take home an award was CNBC for its... [TVNewser]

CNN Shift: CNN is Hiring - Posted September 24, 2010
An interesting side note to today's executive shakeup at CNN: the network is looking for another executive. "We will be naming an executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide to lead collaboration across all platforms and elevate CNN's unique journalism and analysi... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer, other ABCNewsers, head home to see what works - Posted September 22, 2010
ABC News anchors and correspondents are getting out of New York to prove you can go home again. Diane Sawyer and four reporters on her broadcast, will return to their hometowns to report on success stories of the economic recovery. For Sawyer, it's a return to Louisville,... [TVNewser]

With Amanpour Settling In, NBC Feels Out the State of the Sunday Shows - Posted September 21, 2010
NBC News, through market research firm Vision Critical, has put out a survey asking consumers about the Sunday morning public affairs shows, with a particular focus on "Meet the Press" and ABC's "This Week," according to a copy obtained by TVNewser. There were a number of questions about the two programs, covering... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Sept. 13 - Posted September 21, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" finished in first place among the evening newscasts last week, but the broadcast, as well as "World News with Diane Sawyer" lost viewers week-to-... [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]

GMA's Kanneth to World News - Posted September 20, 2010
Beginning today, ABC's Polson Kanneth is saying goodbye to mornings at GMA and hello to evenings at World News where he will be booking for Diane Sawyer and company. "Good Morning Everyone, Today I... [FishbowlDC]

Stand up to Cancer Pledges Top $80M - Posted September 16, 2010
So far, more than $80 million has been pledged from the second "Stand up to Cancer" event held last week in Los Angeles. The telethon hosted by Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, and ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of September 6 - Posted September 14, 2010
For the week of September 6, "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" was the only evening newscast to be up from the week prior, though "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was still the... [TVNewser]

18.3 Million Watch 'Stand Up to Cancer' - Posted September 14, 2010
An estimated 18.3 million people watched the "Stand Up to Cancer" Telethon Friday night, which was hosted by the three network news anchors, Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

'Do Not Adjust Your Sets' as Big Three Anchors Appear on Each Others' Programs - Posted September 13, 2010
Friday evening all four major broadcast networks, along with a slew of cable channels, aired the Stand up to Cancer telethon. A few hours before the special, during the network evening newscasts, a clip featuring all three of the 6:30 PM anchors appeared at the end, asking viewers to watch the telethon. ... [TVNewser]

Rahm, Spike, Hitchens, Amanpour, Williams, Edwards to Show to The Atlantic Ideas Forum - Posted September 13, 2010
The Atlantic, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, will host its second annual Washington Ideas Forum in Washington from September 29 through October 1, 2010. Confirmed newsmakers: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Ahmed Chalabi, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, filmmaker Spike Lee,... [FishbowlDC]

Couric, Sawyer, Williams in Final Preps for 'Stand up to Cancer' - Posted September 10, 2010
Final preparations are underway in Los Angeles for "Stand up to Cancer" the multi-network special to raise awareness about the multiple forms of cancer and raise money to combat them. Spearheaded by CBS News anchor Katie Couric, the event will also be co-hosted by her network competitors Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Olbermann on Letterman, Sawyer on Kimmel, Couric on Leno - Posted September 9, 2010
In addition to Katie Couric going on Jay Leno tonight, Diane Sawyer will be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Both Couric and Sawyer will be anchoring their evening news... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Aug. 30 - Posted September 8, 2010
There was a bounce-back for the three evening newscasts last week. A week after the combined averages of "NBC Nightly News", ABC's "World News" and the "CBS Evening News" hit their lowest-ever level at 18.7 million Total Viewers, the ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer To Interview Bob Woodward About 'Obama's Wars' - Posted September 7, 2010
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer has the first television interview with author and journalist Bob Woodward, who is promoting his upcoming book Obama's Wars. Th... [TVNewser]

GMA Summer Concert Series Posters to Benefit 'Stand up to Cancer' - Posted September 4, 2010
All summer, GMA producers have been asking the artists who performed in the 2010 Concert Series to autograph a poster on the day they performed. Now all 15 posters will are being auctioned off on eBay to benefit this Friday's Stand Up To Cancer event. Posters... [TVNewser]

Disney-ABC, Time Warner Cable Strike Deal - Posted September 3, 2010
Yesterday evening Disney-ABC and Time Warner Cable struck a new long-term deal that will keep all of the Disney-owned cable networks, as well as the local ABC stations, available to TWC customers. Had the two sides been unable to come to terms, programs such as "ABC World News with ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama's Oval Office Address: News Notes - Posted August 31, 2010
President Obama's second Oval Office address was carried on the four broadcast networks as well as the cable news networks tonight. On NBC, Brian Williams anchored. On ABC Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos shared the set. ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Staffers Take on New Roles - Posted August 31, 2010
A couple staffing changes at ABC News. Dan Arnall has been promoted to senior producer of business coverage at the network. In a memo to staff, obtained by TVNewser, ABC News president David Westin calls the six-year ABC News vet "a key member of our award-winning editorial team covering the economy and... [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]

Obama to Deliver Iraq Oval Office Speech - Posted August 25, 2010
President Obama will deliver a primetime Oval Office address on Tuesday, August 31st. The White House formally requested airtime from the netw... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 16 - Posted August 24, 2010
The three evening newscasts saw sizable week-to-week drops last week, particularly "CBS Evening News," which as we reported earlier tied its all-time low for total viewers. "NBC Nightly News," which featured live reporting ... [TVNewser]

ABC Unveils New 'World News' Set - Posted August 23, 2010
On tonight's "ABC World News," Diane Sawyer will return from her two-week vacation to a newly renovated studio in New York. TVNewser has one of the first images of the set, which is, by comparison, much brighter and more open than the previous "World News" set. More details below: Th... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Aug. 9 - Posted August 17, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched newscast again last week, adding 370,000 Total Viewers from the week prior. Ann Curry substituted for Williams, whose father, ... [TVNewser]

ABC Redesigns 'World News' Studio - Posted August 16, 2010
ABC News is in the midst of refurbishing its 66th street news studio where "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" originates, TVNewser has learned. We should hear more soon about what new technology is being put in place, but we have heard t... [TVNewser]

'The Atlantic' Profiles TV's Tabloid News King - Posted August 11, 2010
The name Larry Garrison probably doesn't ring many bells to the average TV news viewer, but they have almost certainly seen his handiwork on the air. As many TV news bookers and producers know, Garrison is one of the industry's most prominent "fixers," some... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of August 2 - Posted August 10, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was the most-watched newscast again last week, but #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" continues to close the gap -- now at its smallest margin of ... [TVNewser]

Ben Sherwood on Going from News Producer to Author of a Novel-turned Zac Efron Movie - Posted August 4, 2010
In her daily pre-World News webcast "The Conversation" today, ABC's Diane Sawyer talks with her former producer-turned-author Ben Sherwood whose book was turned into a the Zac Efron movie "Charlie St. Cloud." Sawyer talks with Sherwood about how one ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Evening News Ratings: Week of July 19 - Posted July 27, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" was still the most-watched newscast last week, but the total viewer gap with "ABC World News" was the smallest of the season. While NBC was down in total viewers, ABC grew its audience week-to-week with Diane Sawyer conducting two high-profile interv... [TVNewser]

ABC News Announces Walter Hire - Posted July 26, 2010
It's official - ABC News has announced its hire of National Journal's Amy Walter. As FishbowlDC told you on July 8th, the Hotline EIC will serve as ABC Ne... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Sawyer to Interview Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg - Posted July 19, 2010
"ABC World News" is going to Silicon Valley this week, with Diane Sawyer speaking to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Sawyer made the announcement... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Diane Sawyer Gets Exclusive TV Interview with UK PM David Cameron - Posted July 19, 2010
•"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer will interview Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, on July 20. It is Cameron's first sit-down interview with a U.S. television outlet since becoming PM in May. The report will air on "World News" July 20, with additional ex... [TVNewser]

Gulf Coverage: Diane Sawyer at 5 AM - Posted July 15, 2010
During her recent trip to the Gulf, "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer recorded this behind-the-scenes video from the front seat of a car as she made her way to standups for "Good Morning America" before the sun came up: ... [TVNewser]

FOX Joins ABC, CBS, NBC for 'Stand Up to Cancer' - Posted July 13, 2010
•FOX broadcast has announced it will join ABC, CBS, and NBC in donating an hour of primetime to the "Stand Up to Cancer" fundraiser, which is being hosted by Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric... [TVNewser]

ABC World News Broadcasting From the Gulf - Posted July 12, 2010
•"ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" will be broadcasting from the Gulf coast tonight and tomorrow. Sawyer is slated to speak with Admiral Thad Allen tonight to discuss the federal government's response. CBS has been broadcasting from the Gulf ... [TVNewser]

The Evening News Adds Another Female Anchor - Posted July 9, 2010
Here in the United States, two of the three broadcast evening news shows have female anchors, in the form of ABC's Diane Sawyer and CBS' Katie Couric. Now our neighbors to ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of June 28 - Posted July 7, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" was the most-watched evening news program last week.* "Nightly" was the only newscast to grow week-to-week, but those numbers are likely deceiving (See note below). "CBS Evening News" dipped below the 5 million mark again and was down, week-to-week in both categories. "ABC World News" was flat in... [TVNewser]

Larry King Leaving His Show This Fall - Posted June 29, 2010
Breaking: CNN's 9 p.m. host Larry King has announced that he will be leaving his nightly talk show this Fall. King, who has been a staple on C... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Evening Newscasts Lose More than 1 Million Viewers in Past Year - Posted June 29, 2010
Even as the oil continues to gush from the sea floor, and the networks shuttle their anchors to points along the Gulf coast, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News and the CBS Evening News continue to lose viewers. All three broadcasts were down in Q2 2010 compared to the same period... [TVNewser]

Six Months In, Diane Sawyer's 'World News' - Posted June 28, 2010
WaPo's Howard Kurtz profiles ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer, now six months in to ... [TVNewser]

Breaking Coverage: Obama Discusses Fate of General McChrystal - Posted June 23, 2010
Networks are prepping for a 1:30pmET statement from the White House Rose Garden in which the president will discuss the status of General Stanley McChrystal. CBS will be taking the statement live with Russ Mitchell anchoring. ... [TVNewser]

Freelancer Michael Hastings Shakes Up Military Brass - Posted June 22, 2010
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Obama Speaks from White House After BP Meeting - Posted June 16, 2010
President Obama will deliver a statement this afternoon following his meeting with executives from BP on the oil spill. It is expected that the president will announce a deal with BP for a $20 billion spill-victim fund. ABC will break in with a special report anchored by ... [TVNewser]

Nets Announce Coverage of Oval Office Address - Posted June 14, 2010
President Obama will make his first address on the oil spill from the Oval Office tomorrow evening. This comes after his tour of the region today, but before he meets with BP execs on Wednesday. Each network will carry the address, which begins at 8pm. Katie Couric, Lester Holt (substituting for... [FishbowlDC]

ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC to Carry Oval Office Address - Posted June 14, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Barack Obama will deliver his first address from the Oval Office since the start ... [TVNewser]

'Early Show' EP on Gulf Coverage and 'The Best Job in Television with the Worst Hours Ever' - Posted June 8, 2010
Today marks the 50th day since the BP oil leak began in the Gulf of Mexico, and CBS's Harry Smith anchored "The Early Show" from Grand Isle, Louisiana. "We've been covering it," executive producer David Friedman told TVNewser, "B... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Receiving ASU Cronkite Award - Posted June 1, 2010
Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has announced that "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer will be the recipient of the 2010 Walter Cronkite Award f... [TVNewser]

Awards Honor Human Rights and Social Justice Reporting - Posted May 27, 2010
Contributed by Nick Massella On Wednesday May 26, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and George Washington University's Global Media Institute announced the winners of the 42nd annual Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards and the 2010 Book Awards. The winning entries included diverse subjects such as human trafficking,... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News' Raddatz Goes on Fighter Combat Mission - Posted May 26, 2010
ABC News' Martha Raddatz recently earned bragging rights as the first journalist to fly on a combat mission in a bomb-laden air force fighter jet. After months of preparation she took to air and will first report on her experience tonight on World News with Diane Sawyer. ... [FishbowlDC]

Anchors Away in the Gulf of Mexico - Posted May 24, 2010
With the BP oil spill finally reaching the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico, "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric and "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer are in the region looking at the d... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs: 'We Have Had Some Problems With BP's Lack of Transparency' - Posted May 24, 2010
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Diane Sawyer Surprises One of Her Big Fans - Posted May 23, 2010
Bridget Shanahan, a newscaster at ABC's Champaign, Illinois affiliate, considers Diane Sawyer one of her heroes, and even has a photo of her on her desk. Two weeks ago, Sawyer surprised Shanahan live on WCID as Shanahan was delivering the evening newscast. It was a part of Oprah's "Harpo Hookups" series, and... [TVNewser]

One TV News Executive's Second Act - Posted May 20, 2010
Times are tough for many in TV news-land. ABC and CBS News have gone through painful layoffs, and even the cable networks have felt the sting of a depressed advertising market. But take note kids, even when life gives you lemons, you can still find a way to make lemonade. Take the... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams Team Up - Posted May 19, 2010
"CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric, "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer, and "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes,' ABC News Celebrated at Peabody Awards - Posted May 17, 2010
"Quality can conquer and this is the big proof today," "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer said as she began her hosting duties at the 2010 Peabody Awards in Manhattan. Journalists, documentary-filmmakers, and entertainers gathered for the 69th iteration of the event, which seeks to recognize "distinguished achievement and meritorious... [TVNewser]

Note to BP CEO: Please Stop Talking - Posted May 14, 2010
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Adding Fuel to the Bloomberg/ABC News Rumors - Posted May 13, 2010
So, we've been following the chatter about ABC News possibly joining up with Bloomberg TV. That meme took an interesting turn last night on "World News" as Diane Sawyer introduced a story about women CEO's salaries be... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of May 3 - Posted May 11, 2010
It was a pretty busy news week, but all three evening newscast lost viewers last week compared to the week prior. "NBC Nightly News" remained the top newscast, but "ABC World News" narrowed the gap to 430,000 total viewers. It was 780,000 the ... [TVNewser]

Politico's Allen Chats Up Diane Sawyer - Posted May 10, 2010
Diane Sawyer dons a sweatsuit while video chatting with Politico's Mike Allen about President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. "She'll pass easily, but not with a big margin," Allen told Sawyer, noting that the seven Republicans who voted to confirm Kagan as Solicitor General cannot be counted as definite "yes" votes... [FishbowlDC]

Pres. Obama Selects Elena Kagan for SCOTUS; Network Coverage - Posted May 10, 2010
• ABC's Diane Sawyer anchors from ABC headquarters along with George Stephanopoulos from ABC's Times Square Studios, Jake Tapper, Terry Moran and ... [TVNewser]

Obama Delivers Statement on Arrest in Attempted Bombing - Posted May 4, 2010
President Obama delivered a statement this morning at 11:06amET on the arrest of a suspect in the weekend's failed Times Square bombing. The president had been scheduled to speak at the Business Council about rebuilding the economy. Diane Sawyer anchored a special report for ABC News with with correspondents Brian Ross... [TVNewser]

Anchors Away, Covering Oil Spill, Times Square Attempted Bombing - Posted May 3, 2010
The big three network anchors left their studios for tonight's broadcasts. Two had far shorter trips than the third. The AP's David Bauder writes about it. [Brian] Williams anchored NBC's "Nightly News" from Loui... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Honors Departing 'World News' Colleagues - Posted May 3, 2010
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer ended her newscast Friday evening with a brief tribute to some of her ABC News coworkers, saying, with a pause, "For all of our treasured colleagues at ABC News, good night." For some context, the sign-off came as ABC News completed the process of cutting 25%... [TVNewser]

ABC WHCA Dinner Guest List - Posted April 29, 2010
Recent hire Christiane Amanpour will be sitting with ABC News this Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. She joins her future ABC colleagues Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, ... [TVNewser]

Second Honor for Diane Sawyer Appalachia Documentary - Posted April 23, 2010
She's going to be presented a Peabody award next month for the documentary "A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains," now Diane Sawyer has also won a 2010 Robert F. Ke... [TVNewser]

10 Questions for Diane Sawyer - Posted April 16, 2010
"World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gets the 10 Questions treatment in this week's TIME magazine. Here are a few: What has been your most difficult interview so far?... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of April 5 - Posted April 13, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was again the #1 evening news broadcast last week topping #2 "World News with Diane Sawyer" by 780K Total Viewers. For the fourth straight week,... [TVNewser]

WHCD: ABC's Guest List Rocks My World - Posted April 13, 2010
I am not star-crazy but consider this your warning, ABC News: "I may act the fool when I see two of your WHCA Dinner guests - Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell from my favorite show... [FishbowlDC]

Who is Campbell Brown Hotter Than? - Posted April 9, 2010
After all the ... [TVNewser]

Justice John Paul Stevens to Retire - Posted April 9, 2010
The news nets reporting this morning that Justice John Paul Stevens will retire from the Supreme Court this summer. Cable networks in full coverage and ABC breaks in to regular programming for a special report anchored by Diane Sawyer. More: A courier delivered to the White Hous... [TVNewser]

Five Years After Peter Jennings' Diagnosis, Lung Cancer Rates Drop - Posted April 6, 2010
Five years ago this week network news anchors, correspondents and producers (including yours truly) were in Rome covering the death of Pope John Paul II and, later, the election of Pope Benedict XVI. One noticeable absence, was ABC's Peter Jennings. On April 5, 2005 w... [TVNewser]

Evening Newscasts Report from West Virginia Tonight - Posted April 6, 2010
Following the explosion last evening in a West Virginia mine that claimed the lives of 25 people, the ABC and CBS newscasts tonight will be anchored from the area and NBC will feature reports from WV. For ABC, ... [TVNewser]

Legendary NBC and ABC Director George Paul Retires - Posted April 2, 2010
After more than 50 years in the TV news business, George Paul is hanging up his headset. Paul, who has directed everyone from Tom Snyder to Jane Pauley to David Brinkley... [TVNewser]

"60 Minutes," BBC, ABC Awarded Peabodys - Posted March 31, 2010
Diane Sawyer talks with 11-year-old Erica in the Peabody award-winning ABC News documentary "A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains." The CBS News program "60 Minutes" and BBC World News America have each won two prestigious Peabody awards. In addition, the ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of March 22 - Posted March 30, 2010
All three evening newscasts grew their viewership from the week prior. "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" continues to lead the pack with a 900K+ Total ... [TVNewser]

ABC Fires Back at WaPo's Tom Shales - Posted March 23, 2010
WaPo's TV critic Tom Shales believes the sky will fall for ABC's pick of Christiane Amanpour for host of "This Week". And ABC is firing back. Hard. The more negative Shales is, the more positive ABC says it is about its choice. ABC Senior V.P. ... [FishbowlDC]

Broadcast Nets Cover HCR Legislation Signing - Posted March 23, 2010
President Obama is scheduled to sign the health care reform bill, which the House voted on Sunday evening, into law later this morning. The signing is scheduled for 11:15amET in the East Room at the White House. Broadcast network special coverage: ABC ... [TVNewser]

CBS Declines Tiger Woods Sit-Down - Posted March 22, 2010
ESPN and the Golf Channel sat down for five-minute interviews with golfer Tiger Woods Sunday, but CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus reportedly declined an offer Woods' camp made to CBS. A CBS Sports spokesperson ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Interviews Nancy Pelosi - Posted March 22, 2010
•ABC's Diane Sawyer will have the first interview with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) following last night's health care reform vote. It will air tonight on a D.C.-anchored "World News" with more to appear on "Nightline" and "Good Morning... [TVNewser]

Health Care Reform: Final Vote Coverage - Posted March 21, 2010
As we await a final vote in the house on health care reform, perhaps in the 10pmET hour, the newschannels are going extra hours. Fox News brought in their weekday daytime and primetime talent including Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. On CNN, the network-declared Best Political Team on Television is in... [TVNewser]

Coverage Notes for Health Care Vote - Posted March 20, 2010
Here are some notes for cable news coverage this Sunday as the health care reform bill heads to a vote tomorrow afternoon: • Fox News Channel will be live Saturday and Sunday. Weekday anchors Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum will be in for "America's Newsroom at 9amET, and ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Emcee Peabody Awards - Posted March 19, 2010
ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer will be the host of the 69th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards ceremony Monday, May 17, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Sawyer will be the first media personality to emcee a second Peabody ceremony, having presided over the 56th annual awards in 1996. The... [TVNewser]

'World News' Looks at Glenn Beck 'Social Justice' Comments - Posted March 12, 2010
Sharyn Alfonsi delivered a report for "ABC World News" tonight about Fox News' Glenn Beck and his recent comments about Christianity and the term "social justice." Rev. Jim Wallis of the Sojourners, who recently... [TVNewser]

Women in the World Gather in NYC - Posted March 9, 2010
Where can you find Christiane Amanpour, Lesley Stahl, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, ... [TVNewser]

Jon Stewart Takes on Chat Roulette Coverage - Posted March 5, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlLA]

TV News Anchors Play 'Chatroulette' with Jon Stewart - Posted March 5, 2010
In a pretty phenomenal segment from last night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart sets up a chatroulette account and bumps into a bunch of newsers on their webcams. I don't want to list them and ruin the gag, but it's definitely worth watching. Enjoy! (If you don't know what "chatroulette" is,... [TVNewser]

Prominent Journalists Criticize Pluto Scientist and Author - Posted March 2, 2010
Tonight, an author who has fielded hate mail from t... [GalleyCat]

Diane Sawyer's Endorsement of Cable News - Posted February 25, 2010
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer sat down with Parade magazine for a cover story running in print this Sunday. In the interview, she discusses... [TVNewser]

PR Implications Of The ABC News Layoffs - Posted February 24, 2010
ABC News has begun the process of eliminating 300 to 400 positions in its news division by asking employees to participate in a buyout of their services, TVNewser reports. In an ... [PRNewser]

Diane Sawyer Discusses Her Transition to 'World News' with Regis & Kelly - Posted February 23, 2010
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer popped in across the way for a chat with Regis Philbin and ... [TVNewser]

How The Network Newscasts Reported Georgian Luger's Death - Posted February 13, 2010
The AP's David Bauder writes up how the networks covered the death of a 21-year-old Georgian luger during the evening newscasts Friday. NBC showed a portion of the practice run three times, once stopping the video before Nodar Kumari... [TVNewser]

Bill Clinton Hospitalized - Posted February 11, 2010
Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized according to ABC News. Diane Sawyer broke into regular programming to deliver a special report at 4:33pmET wit... [TVNewser]

Obama Gives Access, But Which Newscasts Gave it Coverage? - Posted February 10, 2010
NBC News White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie snapped this photo of Pres. Obama during his Tuesday news conference. For just the third time since taking office, Pres. Obama took questions fr... [TVNewser]

Steph Talks Tapper, This Week, and GMA w. Colbert - Posted February 10, 2010
Last night, George Stephanopoulos appeared on the Colbert Report to discuss his new gig on GMA, Lady Gaga, Black History Month, the prospect of going blonde to be more like Diane Sawyer and of course, the vacant anchor seat at ABC's "This Week." Always the diplomat, Steph stayed tight-lipped about his... [FishbowlDC]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 1 - Posted February 9, 2010
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was was the most-watched evening news program last week, averaging 10 million viewers. "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" was second and was the only ... [TVNewser]

Thanks for Reading, Diane - Posted February 8, 2010
Take a look at those browser tabs in the b-roll for this Diane Sawyer "conversation" about the Tea Party Convention. Thanks for reading, ABCers. ... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams on Nightly News: 'It's as Straight Down the Middle as they Come and we Struggle Mightily to do that Each Day' - Posted February 8, 2010
The AP's David Bauder talks with NBC Newsman Brian Williams and NBC Newsboss Steve Capus about the bright spot at NBC these days -- the news division. Both the "Today" show and Williams' fl... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer and Emo-Journalism - Posted February 5, 2010
The LA Times' Mary McNamara pens one of the more unique critiques of Diane Sawyer's short tenure at the "World News" desk thus far,... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Jan. 25 - Posted February 2, 2010
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was #1 again last week, but was down 200K viewers from the week before, but stayed above the 10 million mark. ABC World News with Diane Sawyer was flat w... [TVNewser]

ABC Spends $7,000 on Charter for Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, Producers - Posted February 1, 2010
From Sunday's Page Six, an item about Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos and five ABC News producers flying via private jet back to New York after last week's State of the Union. Says ABC News spokesperso... [TVNewser]

Obama Delivers 2010 State of the Union Address - Posted January 27, 2010
Tonight, the State of the Union address by President Obama on Congress is being broadcast on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, CSPAN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and MSNBC as well as the Spanish language networks. Network coverage plans: broadcast, ... [TVNewser]

Karl Rove, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer Meet at the White House - Posted January 27, 2010
Earlier on this State of the Union day, Fox News political analyst Karl Rove Tweeted this picture with the caption, "Uniting, not dividing networks." Outside the White House, Rove greeted ABC's Diane Sawyer and NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Anchors Attend White House Lunch Ahead of SOTU - Posted January 27, 2010
Today, news anchors join President Obama at the White House for the usual off-the-record lunch before the State of the Union address. TVNewser has confirmed that ABC's Diane Sawyer, CBS' ... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Broadcast Networks - Posted January 26, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress just after 9pmET. Gov. Bob McDonnell will provide the GOP response. Here are the special coverage plans we're hearing for the broadcast networks. ABC News' ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Jan. 18 - Posted January 26, 2010
"NBC Nightly News" was the most watched newscast last week topping "ABC World News" and the "CBS Evening News." The gap between #1 and #2 was the largest for NBC since the Beijing Olympics. All three anchors had been in Haiti the previous week covering the aftermath of the earthquake. All three... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer: 'I Love the Idea of Something that is Challenging in a New Way' - Posted January 25, 2010
Now a month in the "World News" anchor chair, ABC's Diane Sawyer pauses briefly to talk with the AP, The Los Angeles Times and USA Today. "I'm always startled that... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Interview Obama on Monday - Posted January 22, 2010
"ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer will sit-down with President Obama on Monday for an interview ahead of the State of the Union, ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Stay Focused on Haiti, Not 'The Sideshow' of Late Night - Posted January 21, 2010
If Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien were to suddenly relocate to Haiti, Steve Capus would need a defibrillator. Thus far, NBC News chief Capus has been able to sidestep the network's nasty late-night melodrama to focus on the earthquake disaster in Haiti. ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: NBC Draws Most Viewers During Haiti - Posted January 20, 2010
The first week of 2010 brought in a huge combined average of 27 million viewers between the three network newscasts. All three saw a decrease from the previous week, but together drew an av... [TVNewser]

Covering Haiti - Posted January 15, 2010
It would be impossible to touch upon the many ways in which different media outlets are covering the tragedy unfolding in Haiti after this week's earthquake. But while some outlets, like The New York Post, are ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Covering Haiti - Posted January 15, 2010
It would be impossible to touch upon the many ways in which different media outlets are covering the tragedy unfolding in Haiti after this week's earthquake. But while some outlets, like The New York Post, are ... [FishbowlNY]

Evening Newscasts Report from Haiti Again Tonight - Posted January 15, 2010
ABC's "World News," CBS' "Evening News," and NBC's "Nightly News" are planning to return to half-hour broadcasts tonight. Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and ... [TVNewser]

Nets to Carry Obama Statement on Haiti - Posted January 15, 2010
Pres. Obama will be speaking on the U.S. response to the earthquake in Haiti scheduled for 1pmET. The four broadcast networks will carry the statement and offer coverage to affiliates. Brian Williams, Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer are in Port-a... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Nets Extend Haiti Again Tonight - Posted January 14, 2010
For the second night in a row, ABC "World News" and NBC "Nightly News" will broadcast for an hour as the networks continue to feature extended coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. (Update: CBS tells us "Evening News" will also be extended to an hour.) NBC's Brian Williams and CBS' ... [TVNewser]

Earthquake in Haiti: Evening Updates - Posted January 13, 2010
Brian Williams and Katie Couric were both in Port-au-Prince for their newscasts tonight, but due to the circumstances on the ground, much of that time they were either on the phone or their substitute... [TVNewser]

Brian Williams Describes the Scene in Port-au-Prince - Posted January 13, 2010
Here's where having a cable news channel can help your broadcast network anchor get on the air first. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and his team arrived in quake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti around 2:45pmET. Minutes later he was patched into the MSNBC cont... [TVNewser]

ABC News Media Relations Director Leaving To Start Consultancy - Posted January 13, 2010
First on PRNewser: ABC News Director of Media Relations Paige Capossela Green is leaving the company to start, "a new venture as a communications/pr consultant." As PRNewser ... [PRNewser]

TVNewsers Heading To Haiti - Posted January 13, 2010
Continually Updated: We'll update this post as we hear more about who is heading to Hispaniola, either the Dominican Republic or Haiti (if the airport is reopened) to cover yesterday's 7.0 earthquake. CBS' Katie Couric NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: 27 Million Watch During Week One of '10 - Posted January 12, 2010
The three evening newscasts are starting 2010 on a high note as Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer in Afghanistan - Posted January 10, 2010
ABC's Diane Sawyer is in Afghanistan where she'll be anchoring "World News" on Monday and Tuesday. It's her fifth trip there and her first since 2007. Sawyer will report the next installment of "Afghanistan: Where Things Stand" and anchor the broadcast from Kabul. She'll interview General McChrystal and "Good Morning... [TVNewser]

President to Deliver Statement on Airline Security Report - Posted January 7, 2010
President Obama is expected address the nation this afternoon at 3pmET, following the White House's release of an unclassified, preliminary report of the Christmas day attempted bombing. The president will likely discuss the report's findings and recommendations. ABC, CBS, and NBC will have special reports and carry the statemen... [TVNewser]

Staff Changes at ABC 'World News' - Posted January 6, 2010
It's a new year, the newscast has a new anchor, and the staff has seen its first rearrangement. Yesterday, ABC "World News" EP Jon Banner announced some reassignments in his staff now that ... [TVNewser]

ABC, NBC, CBS to Carry Obama Statement on Homeland Security Meeting - Posted January 5, 2010
The three networks will produce special reports as Pres. Obama makes remarks after meeting this afternoon with 20 homeland security and law enforcement officials at the White House. The group is discussing the glitches which allowed a Nigerian man to smuggle explosives onto Northwest Flight 253 and an attempt to blow... [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]

ABC 'World News' Issues Correction - Posted December 31, 2009
ABC News investigative correspondent Brian Ross was the first reporter to show the alleged underwear bomber's hiding place -- his unde... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: NBC Tops 'World News' in Sawyer's First Week - Posted December 29, 2009
Diane Sawyer made her ABC "World News" debut last Monday, and 8.97 million total viewers (2.41 million in the A25-54 demo) tuned in to watch that night. Charlie Gibson... [TVNewser]

ABC News Obtains Photos of Flight 253 Explosives Sewn into Suspect's Underwear - Posted December 28, 2009
ABC News has obtained four images of the bomb smuggled onto Northwest Airlines flight 253 last Friday. The photos, first broadcast on "World News with Diane Sawyer" as pa... [TVNewser]

ABC, NBC to Carry Pres. Obama Statement on Flight 253 Terror Attempt - Posted December 28, 2009
TVNewser has learned ABC's Diane Sawyer and NBC's Brian Williams will anchor special reports this afternoon for their networks as Pres. Obama makes remarks about stepped up airport security after the attempted attack on Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day. CBS News tells us they will monitor and cover on CBSNews.com. The... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: George's First Week - Posted December 24, 2009
During his first week as co-anchor of "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos improved on the final week of Diane Sawyer in younger viewers -- the best A25-54 performance... [TVNewser]

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]

'World News' EP Ready to 'Get on to Producing the Next Couple Thousand Programs' - Posted December 22, 2009
Jon Banner says it's high time the evening news got real. "Both the mission of the broadcast and our online mission is similar in that I want it to have a more real feel." That means a more conversational approach and less "shouting from the rooftops" in the form of ... [TVNewser]

'World News' EP Uses the Web for More 'Real Feel' - Posted December 22, 2009
While the new "World News with Diane Sawyer" premiered on ABC last night, one longtime Web production -- the daily World News Webcast -- is taking a break. "We put the Webcast on hiatus," show EP Jon Banner tells WebNewser. Banner has added new elements to ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Evening News Ratings: 8.96 Million Tune In for Gibson's Final Broadcast - Posted December 22, 2009
It was Charlie Gibson's last week at "World News," but ABC's average for the five days still came in second to NBC's "Nightly News." All three newscasts were down week-to-week and ... [TVNewser]

Early Numbers for Diane Sawyer's 'World News' Debut - Posted December 22, 2009
According to Fast Affiliate Nielsen data, ABC averaged 8.934 million Total Viewers between 6:30-7pm last night. NBC averaged 9.305 million and CBS averaged 5.946 million. This data reflects viewing from 6:30-7:00pm. In some markets, the evening newscasts do not air at 6:30pmET/PT (5:30pmCT/MT). The national numbers released next Tuesday will be a... [TVNewser]

ABC's 'World News with Diane Sawyer' Debuts - Posted December 21, 2009
Diane Sawyer made her debut as the anchor of ABC's "World News" this evening. Sawyer has filled-in on the newscast in the past, but this was her first night with her name in the program's title. "Good evening and it is so good to be here with you tonight," she said at... [TVNewser]

FishbowlNY's 2009 Lists: The Year's Biggest Moves In Media - Posted December 21, 2009
This year -- full of flux and uncertainty about where the media is heading -- has resulted in a vast number of job changes and departures across all matter of media companies and publications. In almost every field of journalism, big names have either been fired, promoted, retired, or simply moved... [morningmedianewsfeed]

FishbowlNY's 2009 Lists: The Year's Biggest Moves In Media - Posted December 21, 2009
This year -- full of flux and uncertainty about where the media is heading -- has resulted in a vast number of job changes and departures across all matter of media companies and publications. In almost every field of journalism, big names have either been fired, promoted, retired, or simply moved... [FishbowlNY]

POLL: Will You Watch Diane Sawyer's 'World News' Debut? - Posted December 21, 2009
On the day Diane Sawyer debuts on "World News," The Boston Herald's Mark Perigard asks, "Do viewers care about network news these days?" [T]he Wellesley College graduate and veteran broadcaster (who turns 64 tomorrow) le... [TVNewser]

For Day One, Diane Sawyer Interviews Iranian President - Posted December 20, 2009
Diane Sawyer didn't take a week off between anchor stints on "Good Morning America" and "World News," which now bears her name. Last week she traveled to Copenhagen an... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson Signs Off ABC 'World News' - Posted December 18, 2009
This evening was Charlie Gibson's final broadcast on ABC's "World News." Gibson announced he would be retiring from the program and fro... [TVNewser]

Morning Show Ratings: 'Today' Tops 'GMA' in Sawyer's Final Week - Posted December 17, 2009
Diane Sawyer's last week on ABC's "Good Morning America" was accompanied by increased week-to-week viewership across the morning shows. Even though Sawyer's farewell week delivered her show's best ratings in at least 7 months, NBC's "Today" show also saw a boost and won the w... [TVNewser]

Verne to George: 'This is morning TV - not Church' - Posted December 17, 2009
Just because ABC News is keeping the publicity of their anchor moves low key, doesn't mean newspaper writers aren't going to opine about it. And they are. Columnists from two New York newspapers are playi... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Has Ratings Hill to Climb - Posted December 15, 2009
Preliminary numbers are in for the new GMA with co-anchor George Stephanopoulos. The show, which was the first broadcast with the new anchor team of Stephanopoulos, ... [TVNewser]

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]

Charlie Gibson Talks Retirement with Barbara Walters on 'The View' - Posted December 14, 2009
Charlie Gibson, who's in his last week at "World News," sat down with the Barbara Walters on "The View" this morning to discuss his imminent depart... [TVNewser]

The Timing of Al and Matt's Afghanistan Trip - Posted December 14, 2009
NY Times' Brian Stelter points out the "curious timing" of the trip Al Roker and ... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson: "I'm Really Excited About the Great Unknown" - Posted December 13, 2009
As Charlie Gibson begins his final week as World News anchor, he talks with Zap2it's Jay Bobbi... [TVNewser]

The Video Wall: 'GMA' Montage Edition - Posted December 11, 2009
• Diane Sawyer narrates the highlights of her time at "GMA." • Robin Roberts brings out the children Sawyer was photographed with after 9/11. • Sawyer's first day on "GMA" in 1999. • Chris Cuomo looks back at his experience... [TVNewser]

After the Show, Party in Times Square - Posted December 11, 2009
After yesterday's "Rock and roll" meeting, as GMA senior EP Jim Murphy called it, which introduced the new anchor team, after today's show, Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

That's a Wrap For Diane Sawyer on 'Good Morning America' - Posted December 11, 2009
After nearly 11 years co-anchoring "Good Morning America," Diane Sawyer said goodbye this morning during a program that was filled with tributes, toasts and some tears. A week from Monday she will begin anchoring "World News." Today's show was filled with accolades from pro... [TVNewser]

Is 'Good Morning America' a Stopover for Stephanopoulos? - Posted December 11, 2009
While many wonder how brainiac George Stephanopoulos will adjust to the bathetic world of morning television, it may be a moot point. Judging by ABC's recent history, "Good Morning America" anchors are next in line for the "World News" throne. The newest, ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Announces Steph as "GMA" Host - Posted December 10, 2009
George Stephanopoulos has been named the new anchor of "Good Morning America," ABC News President David Westin announced today. Stephanopoulos will anchor the broadcast with ... [FishbowlDC]

Changes at ABC 'Played Without Publicity' - Posted December 9, 2009
ABC is in the midst of a game of musical anchor chairs. Diane Sawyer is moving into the "World News" anchor chair starting Dec. 21, George Stephanopoulos has all but been announced to join "Good Morning America" next Monday and GMA host Chris Cuomo... [PRNewser]

'Early Show' EP Zev Shalev Departing CBS - Posted December 9, 2009
Zev Shalev, who has been executive producer of the CBS "Early Show" for the last 18 months, told his staff this morning that he's leaving the broadca... [TVNewser]

ABC Promo for Sawyer Swan Song & 'The New Good Morning America Team' - Posted December 8, 2009
Ahead of this week's expected announcement of the new co-anchor on "Good Morning America," the ABC marketing team has put together this promo marking Diane Sawyer's 10 years with the show: • Earlier: ... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric On Diane Sawyer, Missing Matt, and Her 'Dream Interview' List - Posted December 8, 2009
Katie Couric made a guest appearance on the Rachel Ray show today, which was a re-air from October. Excerpts: • On ... [TVNewser]

Juju Chang to be Named 'Good Morning America' News Anchor - Posted December 8, 2009
Juju Chang has been offered the job of news anchor for "Good Morning America," TVNewser has learned from multiple sources. Chang, who joined ABC News in 1991, has been working on several projects for ABC News magazines, ABCNews.com and has been filling in on "Good Morning Ame... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer: 'This is Going to be my Last Week, after 10 Years, Here at Good Morning America' - Posted December 7, 2009
"I've calculated 2,881 shows," said Diane Sawyer at the start of "Good Morning America" this morning. Sawyer announced to her audience what had been speculated for several weeks -- that this week would be her last as anchor of the program after 10 years. Sawyer's expected to begin the next phase of... [TVNewser]

Did You Hear? Anchor Changes Are Coming to ABC News - Posted December 6, 2009
Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson and Barbara Walters at the memorial service for Walter Cronkite in September. Photo: Kevin Allocca Next Friday, Dec. 18, Charlie Gibson signs of... [TVNewser]

ABC's DC Bureau Says Goodbye to Charlie - Posted December 5, 2009
We hear Charlie Gibson paid a visit to the Washington bureau of ABC News this week to say some goodbyes. It was announced earlier that December 18th would be the "World News" anchor's last day in the chair. Diane Sawyer takes over in Januar... [FishbowlDC]

VOTE: The Next 'This Week' Host - Posted December 4, 2009
With George Stephanopoulos all but packing his bags for New York to take over for Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America," who should take over for him on "This Week?" ... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Offered "GMA" Anchor Spot|Town & Country Tries Something New|NYT Reporter Speaks Out On New WH Pool Members|Another Buyer For Worcester Paper|Boston Globe Union Ousts Prez - Posted December 3, 2009
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Stephanopoulos Offered "GMA" Anchor Spot|Town & Country Tries Something New|NYT Reporter Speaks Out On New WH Pool Members|Another Buyer For Worcester Paper|Boston Globe Union Ousts Prez - Posted December 3, 2009
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George Stephanopoulos Offered 'Good Morning America' Job - Posted December 3, 2009
WaPo's Howard Kurtz reports George Stephanopoulos has been offered the job of co-anchor of "Good Morning America." Stephanopoulos has been the most-talked about candidate for the position which will be vacat... [TVNewser]

Stephanopoulos Gears Up for Move to "GMA" - Posted December 3, 2009
For those reading the tea leaves, it has become increasingly clear that George Stephanopoulos is ABC's pick to replace Diane Sawyer at "Good Morning America." One indication that poi... [FishbowlDC]

Charlie Gibson's Final 'World News' Set for Dec. 18 - Posted December 1, 2009
Charlie Gibson will anchor his final "World News" broadcast Friday, Dec. 18. "World News" EP Jon Banner made the announcement on the WorldNewser blog. We're going to spend a good deal of time d... [TVNewser]

ABC's Robin Roberts Interviews Chris Brown - Posted November 27, 2009
First, Rihanna sat down with Diane Sawyer, now Chris Brown will sit down with Robin Roberts for an upcoming "20/20." Brown will discuss his assault of Rihanna, a crime for which he remains on probation. The interview, which was taped last weekend, will air on "20/20" Dec. 11, with clips airing on GMA... [TVNewser]

Lifetime Repackages Rihanna ABC Interview - Posted November 23, 2009
Later this week, Lifetime will air a co-branded special called "Rihanna Speaks Out: A Lifetime and 20/20 Special," reports B&C. The special will feature segments from the popstar's sit down with ABC News' ... [TVNewser]

Oprah's Announcement: 'After Much Prayer and Months of Careful Thought...' - Posted November 20, 2009
At the end of her show this morning, Oprah Winfrey made it official telling her audience, "After much prayer and months of careful thought I have decided that next season - season 25 - will be the last season of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.' And over the next couple of days... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' All Hands On Deck Meeting - Posted November 18, 2009
When you get an email with the subject line ***MANDATORY STAFF MTG.***- 11/23 @ 2PM EST! ***, you might have reason to worry. When you work for "Good Morning America," it takes on greater significance as the show is about to A) ... [TVNewser]

Gibson Wanted Stephanopoulos for 'World News?' - Posted November 18, 2009
NY Posts' Page 6 reports that insiders at ABC are saying Charlie Gibson was not as happy about his "World News" replacement, Diane Sawyer... [TVNewser]

Ashleigh Banfield's Next Stop: ABC News - Posted November 13, 2009
First on TVNewser: Ashleigh Banfield, who made a name for herself earlier in the decade as an anchor/war correspondent on MSNBC, will be joining ABC News, TVNewser has learned. Banfield, who has been an anchor at CourtTV/truTV since 2005, is exp... [TVNewser]

'20/20' is #1, Best A18-34 Rating in 3 Years - Posted November 7, 2009
ABC was #1 last in the A18-49 demo thanks in part to the ABC News magazine "20/20." Last night's show featured several reports on the Ft. Hood massacre as well as Diane Sawyer's interview with Rihanna, speaking for ... [TVNewser]

First Big Sweeps Get: Diane Sawyer's Rihanna Interview - Posted November 5, 2009
Yes, it's November sweeps where national and local news outlets air their best stories and big interviews. Later this month, you'll hear from Sarah Palin and Janet Jackson. Just last night, NBC amortized its deal with Jenna Bush as she appeared on ... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts to Interview Janet Jackson - Posted November 4, 2009
Barbara Walters isn't the only ABC News star with a big get this month. GMA's ... [TVNewser]

The Video Wall: O'Reilly, Olbermann, Sawyer, Berman - Posted November 3, 2009
> FNC's Bill O'Reilly discusses polarization in the news media with Bernie Goldberg. > MSNBC's Keith Olbermann responds to Campbell Brown's ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Interviews Rihanna - Posted November 2, 2009
This Week, ABC's Diane Sawyer will have an exclusive interview with popstar Rihanna in which she discusses the events surrounding the February dom... [TVNewser]

Why the Changes Coming to GMA are not as Easy as ABC - Posted October 23, 2009
The Plot thickens at "Good Morning America." Buzz at ABC is that co-anchor Diane Sawyer is lobbying management to hold off announcing her "GMA" replacement until after she leaves for "World News." News division chief ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.21.09 - Posted October 21, 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. Hanson ... [FishbowlDC]

"If They're Going for a Big Name to Replace a Big Name, Who's Bigger than George?' - Posted October 21, 2009
We're curious - is it George? Despite media reports to the contrary, George Stephanopoulos' coronation as new co-anchor of "Good Morning America" is not a ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.20.09 - Posted October 20, 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. What we know and what we're reading this Tuesday m... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Stephanopoulos Named Sawyer's Substitute - Posted October 17, 2009
ABC News has announced that once Diane Sawyer moves in to the "World News" anchor chair following Charlie Gibson's retirement next year, "This Week" host ... [TVNewser]

More News Notes: Stephopoulos, Dickerson & Feist - Posted October 16, 2009
• It's been a good week for George Stephanopoulos. He was the only TV newser to make GQ's "50 Most Powerful People in DC" list, his show "This Week" took second place in the Sunday show ratings, and just now ABC announced Stephanopoulos will be Diane Sawyer's primary substitute anchor of... [FishbowlDC]

'Balloon Boy' Vomits - Posted October 16, 2009
•Falcon "balloon boy" Heene threw up on two morning shows today, during interviews with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "Good Morning America" and Meredith Vieira on NBC's "Today" show. The gift that keeps giving. Videos after the jump. ... [TVNewser]

We Blew up the Moon...And It Was Boring - Posted October 9, 2009
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Brian Ross: 'We Got a Rare Insight into a Chapter of American History' - Posted October 1, 2009
TVNewser dropped by ABC News investigative correspondent Brian Ross' book party last night at ABC's Times Square studios. "The Madoff Chronicles" hit store shelves this week and many of Ross' colleagues were on hand to congratulate him last night. ABC "World News" anch... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Moran, Crowley, Sawyer... - Posted September 30, 2009
> ABC's Terry Moran, along with actress Cheryl Hines and Assistant Secretary of Labor Kathy Martinez, will participate in the United Cerebral Palsy "60 Years and Onward" Celebration tonight at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.... [TVNewser]

Diane Graces Cap File's Fall Issue - Posted September 29, 2009
It's ABC's Diane Sawyer who graces the cover of the latest Capitol File, but the mag's real "it" girl is new Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Sawyer Filling in on 'World News' Tonight - Posted September 25, 2009
TVNewser hears that Diane Sawyer will be sitting in for Charlie Gibson on ABC's "World News" this evening. Gibson has a long-standing commitment he is stepping away for. Though not the first... [TVNewser]

Who Tops Tim Gunn's Most Stylish Newser List? - Posted September 21, 2009
FishbowlDC's Matt Dornic caught up with "Project Runway"'s Tim Gunn over the weekend. Matt asked him who's the most stylish person in news media: Gunn: I'll go with Diane Sawyer. She underst... [TVNewser]

Which Way to the Gunn Show? FBDC Meets Tim Gunn - Posted September 21, 2009
FishbowlDC caught up with Project Runway's Tim Gunn at Tyson's Galleria over the weekend. Gunn was in Washington for ALL ACCESS: Fashion Day to benefit YouthAIDS, an education and prevention program of PSI that uses media, pop culture, music, theatre and sports to stop the spread of... [FishbowlDC]

Suze Orman: 'I Think I'm Gonna Win This Thing!' - Posted September 18, 2009
As many of you know, TVNewser has been running a poll series to get your opinion about who should replace Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America" once she leaves for "World News." So far, personal finance expert Suze Orman... [TVNewser]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted September 16, 2009
What we almost missed today... • NBC's David Gregory informed us on Twitter today: "I'm moderating a debate between VA gov candidates Deeds & McDonnell tomorrow on NewsChannel 8 @ 11AM and also on http://www.news8.net/" • Politico's Click spotted ABC's Diane Sawyer and ... [FishbowlDC]

Will ABC News Be Denied Interviews with Pres. Obama? - Posted September 16, 2009
This morning on "Good Morning America", White House Correspondent Jake Tapper had a story about Pres. Obama's "massive publicity blitz," giving eight interviews over the course of two weeks, with the hope of sealing the deal on healthcare reform. Tapper says the the president "risks ov... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 09.14.09 - Posted September 14, 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. Congratulations to WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Sept 11th Anniversary Broadcast Network Plans - Posted September 11, 2009
Here are the broadcast network news plans to commemorate the anniversary of September 11th: This morning, "Good Morning America" will have reports from Martha Raddatz and Brian Ross... [TVNewser]

John Stossel Leaving ABC For Fox - Posted September 10, 2009
First on TVNewser: John Stossel, the longtime ABC News correspondent and co-anchor of "20/20," is leaving ABC to join Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. TVNewser has learned Stossel will host a weekly, one-hour program for the 2-year-old business channel. He's e... [TVNewser]

Carole Simpson On Couric and Sawyer: "I Am Supposed To Be Delighted. Why Am I Not?" - Posted September 9, 2009
In a commentary for CNN.com, former ABC World News Sunday anchor Carole Simpson — the first black woman to anchor a national news program, now a faculty member at Emerson Colle... [TVNewser]

Covering Today's Cronkite Memorial - Posted September 9, 2009
Right now, the public memorial for Walter Cronkite is just getting started at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. TVNewser editors Chris and Kevin are on the scene and Tweetin... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Covering Today's Cronkite Memorial - Posted September 9, 2009
Right now, the public memorial for Walter Cronkite is just getting started at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. TVNewser editors Chris and Kevin are on the scene and Tweetin... [FishbowlNY]

Gathering for the Walter Cronkite Memorial Service - Posted September 9, 2009
Outside at Lincoln Center, prior to the Walter Cronkite memorial service.At this hour, a veritable who's who of journalists, political figures, and other newsmakers are either on their way to Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York — or have arrived there by now — for the public memorial... [TVNewser]

Kurtz, Brown, Hartman, and Zurawik Discuss Gibson-Sawyer Announcement - Posted September 7, 2009
This weekend on CNN's "Reliable Sources," host Howard Kurtz talked with The Daily Beast's Tina Brown, former CBS Evening News EP Rome Hartman, and the Baltimore Sun's David Zur... [TVNewser]

John King Heads to the Fair - Posted September 5, 2009
CNN's John King is taking his show on the road. The four-hour "State of the Union" will air live from the Minnesota State Fair beginning at 9amET tomorrow. In addition to talking with MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty, King will discuss healthcare reform with Sen. Amy Klobu... [TVNewser]

GMA Weekend Celebrates 5 Years - Posted September 4, 2009
This weekend, ABC's "Good Morning America" weekend edition will celebrate its five year anniversary with a party in a big way. Tomorrow from 9:00 am to noon, the show will be offering free cupcakes and hotdogs in the middle of Times Square. The Naked Cowboy has even promised to appear. "GMA"... [morningmedianewsfeed]

GMA Weekend Celebrates 5 Years - Posted September 4, 2009
This weekend, ABC's "Good Morning America" weekend edition will celebrate its five year anniversary with a party in a big way. Tomorrow from 9:00 am to noon, the show will be offering free cupcakes and hotdogs in the middle of Times Square. The Naked Cowboy has even promised to appear. "GMA"... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List 09.04.09 - Posted September 4, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting li... [FishbowlDC]

News Notes: Capehart, Imus, Steph Steps In - Posted September 3, 2009
• WaPo's Jonathan Capehart in another priceless MSNBC moment... This morning on "Way Too Early," Willie Geist asked Capehart about his morn... [FishbowlDC]

Stephanopoulos Anchoring 'World News' Tonight - Posted September 3, 2009
If you're watching ABC "World News" tonight and wondering where Charlie Gibson went, put away your spiral notebook of conspiracy theories, he's on vacation. An ABC News spokesperson told TVNewser that Gibson had long planned to take a few days off around Labor Day. "He always... [TVNewser]

Gibson Retires, Sawyer to 'World News': The Ratings - Posted September 3, 2009
With Diane Sawyer's shift from mornings to evenings come January, we wanted to see how the ratings stacked up for both ABC dayparts against the competition: • Season-to-date (Sept. 22, 2008 - August 23, 2009), #2 morning broadcast "Good Morning America"... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Anchor 'World News': Media Reactions - Posted September 3, 2009
Here's a sampling of how the news of Charlie Gibson's retirement and Diane Sawyer's new position looked across the written media: • LA Times' Matea Gold: The ascension of Sawyer cements her standing as ABC's top... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer to Anchor 'World News': 'Another Nail in the Coffin of the Old Boys' Network' - Posted September 3, 2009
Anyone predicting a Diane Sawyer - Katie Couric "cat fight" come January "needs to get a life," says Connie ... [TVNewser]

Gibson Retires, Sawyer to 'World News': What Changed? - Posted September 2, 2009
When we got word this morning that Charlie Gibson would be stepping down from "World News" and retire from ABC, we checked the TVNewser archives. Turns out, less than three months ago — in a ... [TVNewser]

Charlie's Out, Diane's In: What People Are Saying - Posted September 2, 2009
• Diane Sawyer herself: "There is no one like Charlie Gibson and it is an enormous honor to be asked to join the terrific broadcast he and the great team of journalists have built at World News. Until then, I'll be getting up early and spending mornings, as always, counting myself... [FishbowlDC]

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]

Gibson Retires, Sawyer to 'World News': Statement from Brian Williams - Posted September 2, 2009
TVNewser has received a statement from NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams about Charlie Gibson's retirement from "World News" and the announcement that ... [TVNewser]

Gibson Retires, Sawyer to 'World News': Statement from Katie Couric - Posted September 2, 2009
TVNewser has received a statement from Katie Couric, the first woman to solo anchor an evening newscast, about the retirement of Charlie Gibson and the naming of ... [TVNewser]

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 ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

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]

Gibson Retires, Sawyer to 'World News': Diane's Statement - Posted September 2, 2009
First on TVNewser: A quote from Diane Sawyer after today's announcement that she will take over anchoring "World News" in January. "There is no one like Charlie Gibson and it is an... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson Retires, Diane Sawyer to 'World News': What Happens at GMA? - Posted September 2, 2009
With today's stunner that Charlie Gibson is retiring from ABC News and that ... [TVNewser]

Sawyer to Replace Gibson at ABC "World News" - Posted September 2, 2009
ABC News is set to announce later today that Charlie Gibson will leave "World News." Diane Sawyer is apparently the network's pick to replace him in the anchor seat. Gibson's email obtained by FishbowlDC: I have always been taught you should never bury the lead - so I write to tell you... [FishbowlDC]

Breaking: Charlie Gibson To Step Down from ABC 'World News', Diane Sawyer to Anchor Broadcast - Posted September 2, 2009
TVNewser has learned ABC News will announce today that Charlie Gibson will leave "World News" in January and that Diane Sawyer will be named the new... [TVNewser]

Wow! Lesley Stahl's Online Surprise?: 'That We're a Success' - Posted September 1, 2009
When will "60 Minutes" get another full-time female correspondent, Lesley Stahl? "Good question," says Stahl, who joined "60" in 1991. "I have no idea. They [my bosses] know I think we should have more women. I think it would be wonderful. It would be great for the audience." Ove... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.27.09: A Kennedy Edition - Posted August 27, 2009
Good Morning FBDC! Check out front pages of the country's newspapers at newseum.org. NEWS NOTES | NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ... [FishbowlDC]

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... [morningmedianewsfeed]

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]

Sen. Kennedy Evening Specials - Posted August 26, 2009
Here is the rundown of specials that will air tonight following Senator Edward Kennedy's passing: At 7pmET, CNN will air the HBO documentary "Teddy in His Own Words," which "chronicles Senator Kennedy's remarkable life from his childhood through his speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention." The two-hour special will be hosted... [TVNewser]

Remembering Don Hewitt: "Don was Among the First to Realize: Television without Context Amounts to Pictures with Noise" - Posted August 19, 2009
Statements from TV news executives on the death of Don Hewitt: • CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves:"In the history of journalism, there have been few who were as creative, dynamic and versatile as Don Hewitt. The depth and breadth of his accomplishments ... [TVNewser]

Gathering for the Funeral of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 23, 2009
Les Moonves, Katie Couric and Sean McManus at St. Bartholomew church for the funeral for Walter Cronkite. We're keeping our eye on CBSNews.com and the funeral service for Walter Cronkite which will begin at 2pmET. Already at St. Bartholomew... [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]

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]

Oprah Tops ForbesWoman's List Of Media's Most Powerful Women - Posted July 15, 2009
Long before Mediaite.com was just a twinkle in Dan Abrams' eye, Forbes was ranking the richest people in the world, the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Oprah Tops ForbesWoman's List Of Media's Most Powerful Women - Posted July 15, 2009
Long before Mediaite.com was just a twinkle in Dan Abrams' eye, Forbes was ranking the richest people in the world, the... [FishbowlNY]

Lesley Stahl On Which TVNewsers Are "Rising Stars" - Posted July 13, 2009
CBS's Lesley Stahl, a co-founder of wowOwow.com, is asked to answer the site's ... [TVNewser]

TV Coverage Plans For Michael Jackson Memorial Service - Posted July 6, 2009
Michael Jackson's memorial service is tomorrow at the Staples Center in LA. Here's how the nets and cable will cover the service, via TVNewser: • ABC: Charlie Gibson will anchor live coverage "Remembering Michael Jackson" at 1pmET, joined by "Nightline" anchor ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News Plans for Michael Jackson Memorial - Posted July 4, 2009
ABC TV will broadcast live coverage of the Jackson memorial service at 1pmET/10amPT on Tuesday. Charlie Gibson will anchor. More details about guests, correspondents and individual show coverage will come out on Monday. ABC is calling their coverage "Remembering Michael Jackson". > Update: ABC's early morning news broadcasts will be co-anchored out... [TVNewser]

Katie Couric to Anchor Michael Jackson Special Tonight - Posted June 30, 2009
Last week, after Michael Jackson died, the big three network news anchors were noticeably absent during prime time programs devoted to the news. Martin Bashir and Barbara Walters anchored specials on ABC, ... [TVNewser]

Michael Jackson: Morning Show Notes - Posted June 26, 2009
The Today show was split with Matt Lauer in New York and Meredith Vieira in Hollywood. The first hour was devoted to Jackson, with ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Sponsors an Event That Targets the Network - Posted June 24, 2009
Strange bedfellows indeed. ABC News will be covering an event in the House Radio-TV Gallery today that was assembled to essentially criticize the network. Yesterday we told you about the Media Fairness Caucus wh... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Responds to "Mickey Mouse Sponsored Infomercial" Charge - Posted June 22, 2009
ABC's Diane Sawyer was on CNN's "Reliable Sources" yesterday talking about the networks' White House Health Care special this Wednesday. After host Howard Kurtz played a clip of FNC's Sean Hannity... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted June 19, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA) and Nuclear Threat Initiative Co-Chairman and CEO, Fmr. Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) and Fmr. Chair, State Dept.'s International Security Advisory Board, Fortune's Nina Easton and NBC's Chuck Todd CBS' Face the Nation: Sen. John... [FishbowlDC]

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]

ABCNews.com Plans for Obama Health Care Conversation - Posted June 15, 2009
Next Wednesday, ABC News is devoting most of their day to the President's plans for U.S. health care. It culminates with a one-hour primetime conversation on ABC-TV from the White House moderated by Charlie Gibson and Diane Sawyer. While he audience in the East Room will be chosen by ABC News, ABCNews.com... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Morning Reading List 06.11.09 - Posted June 11, 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. What we know and what we're reading this Thursday... [FishbowlDC]

Megyn Kelly: "If I Could Have Half The Career of Diane Sawyer, I'd Be a Happy Woman" - Posted June 10, 2009
Megyn Kelly is profiled in Haute Living Magazine, and as Kelly says "If I could have half the career of Diane Sawyer, I'd be a happy woman," Natasha Dor... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Interview: Rising Star - ABC News' Jake Tapper - Posted June 10, 2009
Unless you live under a rock, you've undoubtedly heard the name "Jake Tapper." As a White House correspondent for ABC News and one of news media's fastest rising stars, Tapper has quickly established "golden boy" status in Washington. We got to know the golden boy a little better in... [FishbowlDC]

Roxana Saberi Interviewed By Diane Sawyer for GMA - Posted May 28, 2009
Recently freed American journalist Roxana Saberi talks to Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer about her time in an Iranian prison, in ... [TVNewser]

Nets to Carry Obama Supreme Court Announcement - Posted May 26, 2009
ABC, CBS and NBC will all air network-wide special reports at 10:15amET for Pres. Obama's announcement of his Supreme Court pick. Matt Lauer anchors for NBC, Diane Sawyer and Chris Cuomo will anchor for ABC and ... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer Gets First Interview With Face Transplant Patient - Posted May 6, 2009
ABC's Diane Sawyer has secured the first one-on-one interview with Connie Culp, the nation's first face transplant patient. Culp, who revealed the results of her surgery ... [TVNewser]

Some Of DC's Most Influential Party With Time's - Posted May 6, 2009
Time convened some of the most influential people in the world last night at the 6th annual gala celebrating the 100 Most Influential list. The black-tie party was held at Frederick P. Rose Hall in L... [FishbowlDC]

Who's Knocking At Your Door? Diane Sawyer - Posted April 8, 2009
Good Morning America will be hitting the road during the week of April 26, as Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Chris Cuomo... [TVNewser]

The "Over-the-Top Feel" for the of Michelle Obama - Posted April 3, 2009
The big three anchors are wrapping up their anchoring from across the pond. Katie Couric will anchor Evening News from New York tonight, while Diane Sawyer will sub for Charlie Gibson and ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: FNC, ABC, CNN... - Posted March 30, 2009
> FNC's Megyn Kelly is featured in a Q&A in this month's Elle Magazine. She tells her guilty pleasure ("Judge Judy"), the last good book she read ("Bill O'Reilly's novel Those Who Trespass") and more.... [TVNewser]

Settlement Reached in ABC News Primetime Lawsuit - Posted March 26, 2009
The New York Post reports ABC News has settled a lawsuit filed against the program "Primetime" and Diane Sawyer regarding the 2006 special, "Stepfamilies in Crisis." No details of the settlement were released. We reported ... [TVNewser]

San Antonio Really Wants to be Part of GMA's Holiday Windows - Posted March 23, 2009
Good Morning America passed along this video of a surprise mariachi band performance in Diane Sawyer's office today. Why were they there? The band was hired by the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, who came to NYC to make an in-person pitch to be part of this year's holiday windows... [TVNewser]

Evening News Ratings: Week of Feb. 16 - Posted February 24, 2009
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams placed first in Total Viewers and the A25-45 demo again last week drawing more viewers than the prior week. ABC's World News, with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos subbing, finished more than ... [TVNewser]

Murphy's Law: Diane Sawyer "Better Re-up" - Posted February 24, 2009
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist If Diane Sawyer plans to leave "Good Morning America" when her contract expires later this year, it's news to "GMA" boss Jim Murphy. "I don'... [TVNewser]

20/20 Has Best Night in More Than Four Years - Posted February 14, 2009
Diane Sawyer's report on America's children living in poverty in Appalachia gave "20/20" its biggest audience on a Friday night in nearly 4 1/2 years — since Sept. 24, 2004. "20/20" won the 10pm hour with 10.9 million Total Viewers and won in all Adult demos as wel... [TVNewser]

Sawyer's "Hidden America" — and ABC Contract - Posted February 11, 2009
ABC's Diane Sawyer hosts "Hidden America: Children of the Mountains," her latest prime time special, Friday night at 10pm. The New York Daily News' Richard Huff talks ... [TVNewser]

Chris Wallace: "I'm Not Mike Wallace and Neither is Anybody Else" - Posted January 26, 2009
FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace is profiled in Improper Bostonian magazine, and the loose interview sees Wallace delve into some unique topics. He's asked if he's "proud to work" with ... [TVNewser]

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]

Rod Blagojevich Has "Potty Mouth," Thought About Appointing Oprah (And Other Things Discussed This Morning) - Posted January 26, 2009
Three down, (at least) four to go. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich made his Today show, Good Morning America and "The View" appearances so far today, and in each he stuck to his story about not getting a fair trial. But there were some highlights as well. During his intervie... [TVNewser]

ABC News Demands, Gets Correction From Gawker - Posted January 21, 2009
Gawker has a compilation video of Diane Sawyer's ABC News coverage before, during and after the inauguration. The insinuation, or rather straight-up accusation, is that Sawyer was drunk on the air. Thanks to hero intern Bette Bentley for compiling this wonder... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

ABCNews.com's 8.3 Million Streams - Posted January 21, 2009
ABC News Digital is out with its numbers for yesterday's inauguration coverage. The network had a record 8.3 million views on ABCNEWS.com and across partner sites including Yahoo! and Verizon VCast. ABC embedded its Charlie Gibson, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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]

Networks Cover Final Bush News Conference - Posted January 12, 2009
President George W. Bush held his final news conference as President this morning, and all the networks and cablers covered the nearly hour-long event. The Associated Press called it a "nostalgic last appearance," while Ch... [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]

Big Three to Carry Obama National Security Announcement - Posted December 1, 2008
The big three broadcast nets will carry Pres.-elect Obama's announcement of his national security team this morning at 10:40amET. Brian Williams will anchor on NBC, Katie Couric on CBS and ... [TVNewser]

Ashley Dupre Makes the Media Rounds - Posted November 22, 2008
"I turned on the TV and I said, 'Oh shit, what did I get myself involved in?'" — Ashley Dupre Tomorrow on Reliable Sources TVNewser's Gail Shister talks with ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Sawyer, Emanuel, Regan... - Posted November 19, 2008
> As we reported on Friday, ABC's Diane Sawyer conducted an exclusive interview with Ashley Dupre (no more Alexandra) for this Friday's 20/20 (at 10pm). "I was doing my job. I don't feel that I brought him down," says Dup... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.17.08 - Posted November 17, 2008
Good morning Washington. What D.C. coffee shop is featured in the above picture? Think you know? Drop us an email and we'll give you the correct answer (and list the correct guessers) in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Sawyer Gets Ashley Dupre Exclusive - Posted November 14, 2008
ABC News will get the first television interview with Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the prostitute at the center of the Eliot Spitzer scandal. ... [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]

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]

Lauer Roasted At Friar's Club - Posted October 25, 2008
Today show anchor Matt Lauer was the butt of many jokes during his roast at the Friar's Club, as were many others in attendance. From the TV news crowd, joining Lauer were Katie Couric... [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]

The Ticker: Wallace, Cramer, Sawyer... - Posted October 14, 2008
> FishbowlDC's Patrick Gavin has a name for the joint David Axelrod and Rick Davis appearance on last weekend's Chris Wallace-hosted FOX News Sunday: "... [TVNewser]

Presidential Debate Round #2 - Posted October 7, 2008
Here are some of the coverage plans for tonight's town hall style debate at Belmont University in Nashville moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw. All the following networks will carry the debate. • ABC: The team of Gibson, Sawyer and Stephanopolous will anchor again, this time from three different cities. Charlie Gibson wi... [TVNewser]

Covering the Veeps - Posted October 2, 2008
The cablers have been employing countdown clocks more than eight hours before the debate tonight, and all networks are gearing up for coverage: • ABC — Charlie Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchor from New ... [TVNewser]

Williams, Gibson, Couric to Interview McCain, Obama as Anchors Keep Oxford in the Travel Plans - Posted September 25, 2008
Fast moving developments in the bailout bill are keeping the anchors on the move. Insiders tell us NBC's Brian Williams, who anchored Nightly News from Houston last night, will anchor from Washington, DC tonight with Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain... [TVNewser]

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]

The Broadcast Networks at 8:46:26 - Posted September 11, 2008
The 9/11 Commission Report shows American Airlines Flight 11 impacting the World Trade Center North Tower at 8:46ET. This morning, at that time, 7 years later, the three broadcast networks had different strategies for coverage. ABC news produced a special report beginning at 8:... [TVNewser]

Sawyer Interviews Candidates' Wives For Upcoming Specials - Posted September 10, 2008
Diane Sawyer will anchor two hour-long ABC News specials about the presidential candidates and their families, airing September 26 at 8pm and October 3 at 10pm. "It's about the candidates and their families, but really about these iconic stories," the Good Morning Americ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Gustav Plans: Charlie Gibson to the Gulf, George Stephanopoulos at the RNC - Posted August 31, 2008
ABC News has announced Charlie Gibson will be reporting live from New Orleans beginning tonight on World News while George Stephanopoulos will continue anchoring from... [TVNewser]

Charlie Gibson On Familiar Territory and New Ground - Posted August 26, 2008
Gail Shister TVNewser Columnist Blah, blah, blog. ABC's Charlie Gibson, not a big fan of blogs, yesterday became the last Big 3 anchor to launch his own. A gentleman of the Old School, Gibson, 65, says his only concern is the pretentious navel-gazing e... [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]

Cavuto on GMA: "For Six Weeks I Just Had to Shut the Heck Up" - Posted August 6, 2008
Continuing the trend of Fox Business Network anchors appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, Neil Cavuto... [TVNewser]

Two Concerts, Six Blocks and Seven Million Viewers* - Posted July 25, 2008
Within just a few blocks of each other, two distinctly different sounds emanated from Midtown Manhattan this morning. While tween sensation Miley Cyrus performed on the plaza at NBC's Today show, singer-songwriter ... [TVNewser]

Randy Pausch, Subject of ABC Special, Dies - Posted July 25, 2008
Randy Pausch, the man whose inspirational "last lecture" about living life to the fullest even while he battled cancer, has died. ABC News first reported the story this morning. ABC's Diane Sawyer anchored an hour-long special with Pausch in April, seven months after Pausch delivered that "last lecture" at Carnegie Mellon.... [TVNewser]

Kurtz: Media "Covering Obama As If He Were Already President" - Posted July 21, 2008
Howard Kurtz and a Reliable Sources panel took on whether the media's coverage of Sen. Barack Obama's ... [TVNewser]

Obama Says in Retrospect he Shouldn't Have Put Kids on TV — And Wouldn't Do it Again - Posted July 9, 2008
Sometimes media outlets play fast and loose with the term "exclusive," especially the entertainment news shows. But Maria Menounos' interview last week with Sen. Barack Obama's family, inc... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (ABC Edition): Child Slaves, Madonna, LHJ... - Posted July 7, 2008
> ABC's Dan Harris went to Haiti and found out he could buy a child slave in less than a half a day. "Within ten hours of leaving ABC News headquarters in New York City, hidden cameras captured three separate offers made to Harris for the sale of a ten year... [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]

NYWICI's 2008 Matrix Awards — Diane Sawyer on Robin Roberts: 'Made for Margaritas and Dancing' - Posted April 7, 2008
Today at New York Women In Communications' annual Matrix Awards Luncheon (from left): Presenter and ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff; honoree and Disney Media Networks co-chair/Disney-ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney; honoree and Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts; and presenter and co-anchor of Good Morning America Diane Sawyer Emcee a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NYWICI's 2008 Matrix Awards — Diane Sawyer on Robin Roberts: 'Made for Margaritas and Dancing' - Posted April 7, 2008
Today at New York Women In Communications' annual Matrix Awards Luncheon (from left): Presenter and ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff; honoree and Disney Media Networks co-chair/Disney-ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney; honoree and Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts; and presenter and co-anchor of Good Morning America Diane Sawyer Emcee a... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Diane Sawyer Dons, Then Removes Unnecessary Mask For TB Interview - Posted June 1, 2007
Mask = drama Diane Sawyer wore a mask for her exclusive interview with Andrew Speaker, a.k.a the globetrotting tuberculosis patient — "a mask I didn't technic... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Diane Sawyer Dons, Then Removes Unnecessary Mask For TB Interview - Posted June 1, 2007
Mask = drama Diane Sawyer wore a mask for her exclusive interview with Andrew Speaker, a.k.a the globetrotting tuberculosis patient — "a mask I didn't technic... [FishbowlNY]

Diane Sawyer Gets TB Interview - Posted May 31, 2007
ABC's Diane Sawyer scored what's probably the biggest get of the week: an exclusive interview with Andrew Speaker, otherwise known as the globetrotting Tuberculosis patient who criss-crossed countries and continents on planes (Atlanta to Paris to Greece to Prague to Montreal to New York) despite warnings not to travel. He is... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Diane Sawyer Gets TB Interview - Posted May 31, 2007
ABC's Diane Sawyer scored what's probably the biggest get of the week: an exclusive interview with Andrew Speaker, otherwise known as the globetrotting Tuberculosis patient who criss-crossed countries and continents on planes (Atlanta to Paris to Greece to Prague to Montreal to New York) despite warnings not to travel. He is... [FishbowlNY]

Diane Sawyer Gets Andrew Speaker Interview/ Doesn't Anyone Want To Talk to his Father-in-Law? - Posted May 31, 2007
While Diane Sawyer has landed the interview with Andrew Speaker, the personal-injury lawyer with the case of drug-resistant tuberculosis, who's going after his father-in-law? Robert Cooksey, PhD, a microbiologist with ... [FishbowlLA]

Diane Sawyer To Ahmadinejad: 'I'm A Journalist, I Get To Ask You' - Posted February 13, 2007
Interesting exchange aired on this morning's Good Morning America between Diane Sawyer and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Sawyer: What did you think when you saw the hanging of Hussein, he was your enemy? Ahmadinejad: Yes but who equipped this enemy? Who made him fight with the U.S. for eight year... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Diane Sawyer To Ahmadinejad: 'I'm A Journalist, I Get To Ask You' - Posted February 13, 2007
Interesting exchange aired on this morning's Good Morning America between Diane Sawyer and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Sawyer: What did you think when you saw the hanging of Hussein, he was your enemy? Ahmadinejad: Yes but who equipped this enemy? Who made him fight with the U.S. for eight year... [FishbowlNY]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted January 12, 2007
Hot and Bothered: The FBI, for reasons no one can explain, is cracking down on the porn industry, conducting surprise raids to find anyone who is filming minors. So far, they haven't found any violators. Which makes us ... [FishbowlLA]

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