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TVNewser's 2014 Guide To Graduation Speakers - Posted May 2, 2014
As is TVNewser tradition, here now is our seventh annual list of who's-speaking-where-and-when at the nation's colleges and universities (in alphabetical order): CNN's Brooke Baldwin: ... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans for Mandela Memorial Service - Posted December 9, 2013
International leaders, including President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, will honor Nelson Mandela... [TVNewser]

Networks Plan Special Coverage of JFK Moment of Silence - Posted November 22, 2013
The networks are planning special reports this afternoon marking the moment Pres. John F. Kennedy died, 50 years ago today. A moment of silence is planned for 1:30pmET, followed by the singing of "America the Beautiful" by the U.S. Naval Academy Men's Glee Club. The network special reports will begin at... [TVNewser]

Savannah Guthrie's Journey With Jackie Kennedy's Secret Service Agent - Posted November 18, 2013
The news networks have begun what will be a week of stories about the Kennedy assassination, leading up to Friday's 50th anniversary. This morning on "Today," Savannah Guthrie talked with ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Plans For 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination - Posted November 1, 2013
ABC News has slated a weeklong series of special reports to cover the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Starting November 17, the reports will air across all ABC News platforms. The reports will include a tribute to Kennedy on "This Week" November 17 and a first look at newly-released... [TVNewser]

Toasting Tory Johnson for Making the 'Shift' and Shedding 72 Pounds - Posted September 11, 2013
At her book party for "Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life," "Good Morning America" contributor Tory Johnson told the story about what set her on the path, once and for all, to shed unwanted pounds. It was a conversation... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Toasting Tory Johnson for Making the 'Shift' and Shedding 72 Pounds - Posted September 11, 2013
At her book party for "Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life," "Good Morning America" contributor Tory Johnson told the story about what set her on the path, once and for all, to shed unwanted pounds. It was a conversation... [FishbowlNY]

Toasting Tory Johnson for Making the 'Shift' and Shedding 72 Pounds - Posted September 11, 2013
At her book party for "Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life," "Good Morning America" contributor Tory Johnson told the story about what set her on the path, once and for all, to shed unwanted pounds. It was a conversation... [TVNewser]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [FishbowlNY]

'I Have a Dream' 50th Anniversary Commemoration Coverage Plans - Posted August 27, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech" gets underway tomorrow morning, much of the ceremony will be covered live on cable news channels and streamed on news sites, while select portions will also be carried live on the broadcast networks. Here... [TVNewser]

President Obama To Speak at 10 AM, As More Correspondents Descend On Oklahoma - Posted May 21, 2013
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Randall Pinkston Leaving CBS, But Not Before Documenting How He Got His Start - Posted May 19, 2013
At the end of a CBS Evening News story about where he got his start, it was announced that CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston would be leaving the network. Pinkston, 63, joined CBS in 1980. He spent 10 years as a reporter at ... [FishbowlLA]

Randall Pinkston Leaving CBS, But Not Before Documenting How He Got His Start - Posted May 19, 2013
At the end of a CBS Evening News story about where he got his start, it was announced that CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston would be leaving the network. Pinkston, 63, joined CBS in 1980. He spent 10 years as a reporter at ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Wallace, Pitts, Schultz - Posted May 8, 2013
Fox News's Chris Wallace will be presented with this year's RTDNA Paul White Award, recognizing a lifetime of achievement and service in TV news. Wallace will accept the award later this summer at the RTDNA convention in Anaheim. ABC News anchor and chief national correspondent Byron Pitts... [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]

Byron Pitts: ABC 'Talking the talk and making efforts to walk the walk' On Diversity - Posted April 1, 2013
New ABC News hire Byron Pitts talks about diversity to the Maynard Institute's Richard Prince. Pitts says that ABC has made dive... [TVNewser]

Byron Pitts Joining ABC News - Posted April 1, 2013
Byron Pitts' jump from CBS to ABC is official, ABC News president ... [TVNewser]

Politico: Byron Pitts to Leave CBS for ABC - Posted March 1, 2013
Politico's Dylan Byers scoops that longtime CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts is moving to A... [TVNewser]

Inauguration 2013: CBS Coverage Plans - Posted January 16, 2013
It's Pres. Obama's second inauguration, but it'll be the first time CBS's Scott Pelley has anchored an Inauguration Day. Pelley will lead CBS News coverage beginning at 10amET Monday following a three-hour "CBS This Morning" with hosts... [TVNewser]

For Second Week Straight, '60 Minutes' Makes Top 10 - Posted December 11, 2012
"60 Minutes" has placed in the Top 10 for the second consecutive week. The CBS program drew 11.87 million viewers to land at #8. It was also #6 for the week in households with a 7.7/12. Sunday's program included a report by Byron Pitts abo... [TVNewser]

Bill Owens Readies To Step Up To '60 Minutes Sports' Plate - Posted November 14, 2012
CBS News "60 Minutes" executive editor Bill Owens will be adding to his duties as the co-EP of "60 Minutes Sports," which will debut on pay-cabler Showtime in January. Owens ... [TVNewser]

CBS News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
"CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley will lead CBS' election night coverage next week. CBS coverage will run from 7 PM-2AM, and will utilize eight studios in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, including Studio 57, the newest stud... [TVNewser]

CBS News Unveils Plans for Political Conventions - Posted August 20, 2012
CBS News has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming political conventions, which kick off next week in Tampa. Coverage will be led by "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley, "Face the Nation" anchor ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CBS News Unveils Plans for Political Conventions - Posted August 20, 2012
CBS News has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming political conventions, which kick off next week in Tampa. Coverage will be led by "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley, "Face the Nation" anchor ... [FishbowlNY]

CBS News Unveils Plans for Political Conventions - Posted August 20, 2012
CBS News has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming political conventions, which kick off next week in Tampa. Coverage will be led by "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley, "Face the Nation" anchor ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Finishes in Top 10 - Posted May 8, 2012
CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes" cracked the top 10 during, not bad considering this is the time of year broadcast networks throw everything at the wall with season and series finales. "60" drew 11.73 million Total Viewers making it the 10th most-watched show of the week. "60" was also Sunday's #1 show,... [TVNewser]

60 Minutes to Feature Story on Kentucky Journos Targeted for Death by Local Sheriff - Posted May 3, 2012
This weekend's 60 Minutes looks like it's going to be a good one. B... [FishbowlLA]

'Change is Good' for Veteran Reporter Jay Dow, Starting at WPIX Next Week - Posted January 11, 2012
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 foll... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Change is Good' for Veteran Reporter Jay Dow, Starting at WPIX Next Week - Posted January 11, 2012
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 foll... [FishbowlNY]

'60 Minutes' in Top 10 with Congressional Expose - Posted November 15, 2011
"60 Minutes" -- without the help of an NFL lead-in and up against the final minutes of the Giants-49ers game on FOX - finished as the 10th most-watched primetime show last week. 13.07 million Total Viewers watched Steve Kroft's expose on insider t... [TVNewser]

A Round of Golf to Raise Money and Awareness After Sudden Death of CBS Newser - Posted October 24, 2011
CBS Newsers turned out at the Bowling Green Golf Club in Oak Ridge, NJ today to raise funds for the American Heart Association in honor of longtime CBS News editor Tom McEneny. McEneny, who'd worked for CBS News for 35 years mostly on "Evening News," had dreamed of working on "60 Minutes."... [TVNewser]

Speaking Words of Wisdom - Posted May 1, 2011
'Tis the graduation season once again. And that means numerous commencement speeches from TV journos and analysts. Here now, then, is TVNewser's fourth annual list of who's-speaking-where-and-when (in alphabetical order): CNBC's Maria Bartirom... [TVNewser]

Wolf Shines at RTDNF First Amendment Awards - Posted March 11, 2011
The Radio Television Digital News Foundation held court last night at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington D.C.. Journalists from around the country attended the black-tie affair to celebrate the 2011 First Amendment Award recipients: CNN's... [FishbowlDC]

For Every King's Speech, there are Stutterers Among Us. Including this CBS News correspondent - Posted February 19, 2011
Byron Pitts has a pretty good thing going. He's been a CBS News correspondent since 1998, working in Miami and Atlanta before coming to New York in 2001. He's now the chief national correspondent for the "CBS Evening News" and contributes to "60 Minutes." But as a child he had a... [FishbowlLA]

In Orlando, You Can Go Home Again - Posted January 3, 2011
Most of those big network TV anchors and correspondents got their start in local TV news. And several of them dropped anchor in Orlando. So the Orlando Sentinel's TV critic Hal Boedeker caught up with some of them, including Byron Pitts (now at CBS News), ... [TVSpy]

CBS News Assembles Campaign 2010 Team - Posted September 6, 2010
Now that Labor Day is here, Campaign 2010 kicks in to high gear. CBS News has announced its multi-platform plans for coverage leading up to the November midterms. Chief Political Consultant Marc Ambinder and Political Analyst and Contributor ... [TVNewser]

Remembering Harold Dow - Posted August 22, 2010
Richard Prince's Journal-isms got some reaction from several of CBS Newsman Harold Dow's colleagues, following Dow's ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Again in TV's Top 10 - Posted January 20, 2010
•Boosted by a NY Jets-San Diego Chargers lead-in, CBS' "60 Minutes" drew 15.78 million viewers and ranked #9 in all of TV last week. The episode featured Byron Pitts' reporting from Haiti, Scott Pelley's segment on Samoan football players, and ... [TVNewser]

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]

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]

Georgetown U to Host Byron Pitts Book Event - Posted December 2, 2009
Tomorrow evening, CBS News chief national correspondent and 60 Minutes contributor Byron Pitts will discuss his new book "Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges" at an event hosted by Georgetown University. Pitts will address his di... [FishbowlDC]

More News Notes: Nora, Pitts, Philly & NLCS - Posted October 15, 2009
A few more things we thought you should know... • Ta-ta-for-now to NJ's "Wake Up Call" and "Last Call!" editor Nora McAlvanah. She writes: "After giving Last Call! its unique voice, comic edge and any redeeming value it's had over the last two years, Holly Noe takes over as editor and gives... [FishbowlDC]

CBS Correspondents Share Afghanistan Stories - Posted October 8, 2009
Last night on "Evening News," CBS correspondents and producers shared moving stories of covering the war in Afghanistan. Lara Logan, Byron Pitts, Scott Pelley, and David Martin... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 10.08.09 - Posted October 8, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy (one-day-belated) 13th birthday to Fox News ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 2, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and a roundtable with NYT's David Brooks, WaPo's E.J. Dionne, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Republican political consultant ... [FishbowlDC]

Newsers Step Out for Byron Pitts Book Party - Posted September 30, 2009
After dropping in at the TVNewser party downtown, we headed uptown to the Plaza Hotel where friends, family and colleagues gathered to celebrate the publication of CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts' book "Step Out on Nothing: How Family and Faith Helped Me Conquer ... [TVNewser]

Rather's CBS Suit Dismissed|Gannett Says Thirds Q Results Will Surpass Expectations|Advanstar Restructures|NPR CEO Vivian Schiller - Posted September 29, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rather's CBS Suit Dismissed|Gannett Says Thirds Q Results Will Surpass Expectations|Advanstar Restructures|NPR CEO Vivian Schiller - Posted September 29, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List 09.29.09 - Posted September 29, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

How a Functionally Illiterate Kid can Grow Up to be a '60 Minutes' Correspondent - Posted September 29, 2009
Look for Byron Pitts to be "60 Minutes'" next full-time correspondent. "I fully expect to be full time in the next year or so," says Pitts, a "60" contributor since January 2008 and CBS's chief national correspondent. He joined the network in 1998. Pitts would be only the second Africa... [TVNewser]

On The Menu: Assessing "60 Minutes" - Posted September 28, 2009
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On The Menu: Assessing "60 Minutes" - Posted September 28, 2009
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A Look At The Future Of Investigative Reporting, Just In Time For IRE Conference - Posted June 10, 2009
TVNewser contributor Alissa Krinsky's timing sure is good. She has a piece up on the future of investigative journalism just in time for the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference this weekend, held this year in Baltimore. Krinsky also interviews ... [FishbowlDC]

Where Are Your Fave DC Journos Delivering Commencement Addresses? - Posted May 4, 2009
Alissa Krinsky at TVNewser has compiled this thorough list of where and when your favorite journos will deliver commencement addresses this year. In alphabetical order... • MSNBC's Jonathan Alter: Western Connecticut State University (CT), May 24 • CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.14.09 - Posted January 14, 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]

Pitts Joins 60 Minutes - Posted January 13, 2009
CBS News' Byron Pitts is joining 60 Minutes as a contributing correspondent. Pitts has appeared periodically on the program since 2006, and will contribute at least six stories during the '09-'10 season. He will also continue his work for the CBS Evening News with ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.07.08 - Posted January 7, 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]

CBS News Eyes Late Election Night, No Matter What - Posted November 4, 2008
CBS News and Sports president Sean McManu (standing) and Evening News EP Rick Kaplan (seated, third from right) in the control room. After a stop at ABC News' Times Square studios, we made our way uptown to West 57th Street and CBS News HQ. Katie Co... [TVNewser]

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

The Ticker (Gustav edition): Shep, Anderson, Gibson... - Posted September 1, 2008
> FNC's Shepard Smith gets some high praise from the Kansas City Star's Aaron Barnhart. "Now that Shepard Smith is on Fox, there's really no reason to watch anything else," he writes. "Knowledge of his home state and his experienc... [TVNewser]

CBS Takes Five Salute to Excellence Awards - Posted July 30, 2008
The National Association of Black Journalists' has named the 2008 Salute to Excellence Awards winners. CBS News picked up five of the 12 awards in the network television categories. The network won in Winning in Long Form News (CBS Evening News), Investigative (Early Show), Long Fo... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted March 22, 2008
Meet the Press: CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, CNBC's Erin Burnett, Newsweek's Jon Meacham, Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, NBC's Political Director Chuck Todd Face the Nation: Senators Lindsey Graham (R-NC) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and Ana Marie Cox, Time.com, Roger Simon, Politico.com and... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 03.20.07 - Posted March 20, 2007
Picking the next president is easier than picking the NCAA College Basketball Champ. "NPR Files For Streaming-Royalty Rehearing" Michael Murphy joins Fox News Channel's Washington bureau as the Senior Manager of Media Relations. He was formerly an account supervisor at Ketchum Public Relations in DC. Congra... [FishbowlDC]

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