This weekend’s 60 Minutes looks like it’s going to be a good one. Byron Pitts reports on the story of 20-year-old Times-Tribune reporter Adam Sulfridge, who was forced to arm himself while working his beat after receiving death threats from the corrupt Sheriff Lawrence Hodge. His editor was packing too.
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Jay Dow is about make a major career change. As we reported Monday, Dow is headed for WPIX, where the two-time Emmy Award winner will handle an array of hard news stories for the Tribune owned station, starting Monday.
His arrival at Channel 11 follows more than nine years as a WCBS/Channel 2 reporter.
“I grew up in the CBS family,” Dow tells FishbowlNY. “It was a great experience.”
Beyond that, it was a connection to his late uncle, Harold Dow, a longtime CBS News correspondent. Dow died in 2010.
“The Dow name has put in five decades of hard work at CBS,” Dow reflects.
Dow says he got where he is today, in part, from the elder Dow’s mentoring and the “trail that he blazed for myself and an entire of generation of journalists of color.”
“Because of all of these people, and the time that I’ve spent with them, I’m a better journalist for it,” Dow admits.
Rather’s CBS Suit Dismissed|Gannett Says Thirds Q Results Will Surpass Expectations|Advanstar Restructures|NPR CEO Vivian Schiller
TVNewser: Dan Rather‘s $70 million lawsuit against former employer CBS Corp. has been dismissed. And in other CBS news, check out this profile of “60 Minutes” correspondent Byron Pitts, who reveals he was functionally illiterate until he was 12.
Associated Press: Gannett‘s shares jumped 18 percent in premarket trading today after the media company announced that its third quarter earnings were likely to surpass expectations. Gannett will publish its earnings October 19.
More: A profile of Vivian Schiller, president and CEO of National Public Radio. “We have a lot of women in senior leadership,” Schiller said of NPR. “I was the first female CEO. But our head of news is a woman, our general counsel is a woman, our new senior vice president of administration and finance is a woman, our head of communication is a woman. The spirit of Cokie [Roberts] and Linda [Wertheimer] and Nina [Totenberg] and Susan [Stamberg[ very much pervades it.”