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CBS News is the news division of television network CBS, a division of CBS Corp. Jeff Fager is the chairman of the division and is also the executive producer of “60 Minutes.” David Rhodes is the president of CBS News. Other programs include “CBS This Morning,” the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” CBS News “Sunday Morning,” “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” and “48 Hours.”

In Profile: Pelley, Bartiromo

“CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley does a Q+A with The Hill:

Pelley304What did you want to be when you were a kid? An astronaut, oh, without question. That was what it was all about when I was growing up in the mid-’60s. … I would write NASA letters and they would send me back 8-by-10-inch color glossies of the astronauts that were flying, and I built model rockets and replicas of the rockets that we were flying. And I’ll never forget the night Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969. I shot pictures of it off our television screen watching Walter Cronkite do the coverage. I guess that was my introduction to journalism.

FBN anchor Maria Bartiromo talks to the Chicago Tribune about her favorite places to travel:

maria bartiromoQ. What’s a nice, low-key trip for you?

A. My husband and I go to Tucson, Arizona, and go to the Santa Catalina Mountains and hike. I love putting on my hiking boots and going into the wilderness. It takes me away and clears my head and helps me not be so busy and stressed. It’s so nice to make time to be in nature. That’s probably my favorite type of trip.

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Watch 1964 CBS News Civil Rights Special

CBSNewsCivilRightsAs part of the ramp up to this week’s special, “CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights,” the network has posted the 1964 broadcast “The Search in Mississippi” on CBSNews.com. Anchored by Walter Cronkite, the report followed the disappearance of three civil rights workers. Thursday’s live interactive event will be broadcast on CBS’s Smithsonian Channel and on CBSNews.com Thursday at 8pmET.

 

CBS News Swings and Misses on Jeter Tweet

While trying to commemorate Yankees legend Derek Jeter‘s final All-Star Game last night, CBS News swung and missed.

“Michael Jeter takes bow at his final All-Star game,” the CBS News tweet said linking to a story on Jeter (the tweet has since been deleted).

After some Twitter users had some fun with the mistake—including Slate’s Dave Weigel jokingly referencing journalism legend “Peter Kronkite”—CBS corrected itself.

On the field, Jeter went 2-for-2 leading off for the American League All-Star team, and scored a run. He was removed in the fourth inning to a standing ovation.

Julianna Goldman Weds in Aspen

julianna goldman weddingThe Vows section of The New York Times reports how Julianna Goldman, who left Bloomberg TV last month and will join CBS News later this summer, is spending her time off:

Julianna Lee Goldman and Michael Julian Gottlieb were married Saturday evening at the Pine Creek Cookhouse, a restaurant in Aspen, Colo. Elena Kagan, the United States Supreme Court justice, officiated.

The bride, 33, is keeping her name. Next month she is to join CBS News as a television correspondent in its Washington bureau.

Gottlieb is a partner in the Washington office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, a New York law firm. He was associate White House counsel in 2009 and again from 2011-13, according to the Times.

Goldman was previously married to Al Jazeera American reporter David Shuster. They divorced in 2011 and last year Shuster married Kara Rennert.

[Image via NYT]

Bob Schieffer Explains Dangers of Selfies, Then Takes One On Air

On yesterday’s “Face the Nation,” Bob Schieffer cautioned against taking certain types of selfies.

“If you’re going to a bike race, or a car race, or a running of the bulls, just say no,” Schieffer said. But the veteran newsman does deem two locations safe for self-photography: “Only in the privacy of your own home or studio…excuse me,” he said, turning to take his own on-set selfie.

Lisa Myers Agrees With Sharyl Attkisson: Media Less Eager to Hold Obama Admin Accountable

lisa myers_304x200In an NPR interview earlier this week, former NBC News senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers seemed to agree with former CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the media hasn’t covered the Obama administration aggressively enough.

“Overall, the mainstream media has been less eager to hold this administration accountable than the Bush administration,” Myers, who left NBC in January after 33 years, said.

On the issue of investigative reporting on the evening news, she added,  “You have to be able to lay out the facts to make the case, and that requires time. And time was an increasingly precious commodity on a network television broadcast. That’s just a reality.”

(h/t Newsbusters)

Robert Redford to Play Dan Rather in ‘Rathergate’ Film

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Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in a film about the 2005 “60 Minutes II” story about Pres. George W. Bush‘s military record, which became known as “Memogate” and “Rathergate,” and would cost several CBS Newsers their jobs, and cost Rather millions of dollars.

“Truth” is based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and The Privilege of Power by former CBS News producer Mary Mapes, who worked on the story and was later fired by CBS after an independent review found serious flaws with it. Cate Blanchett will play Mapes.

Rather left CBS News in 2006, and would later file a lawsuit against CBS Corp. In 2009, Rather told TVNewser he spent $2 million of his own money fighting the suit which was later dismissed. “60 Minutes II,” also known as “60 Minutes Wednesday” was canceled, another casualty of the debacle.

CBS News has no comment on the casting of the film.

Redford has played journalists in the past. In the 1996 film “Up Close and Personal” he starred as Warren Justice, a local news director in Miami who molds “Tally” Atwater, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, into a network news star. Earlier in his career, Redford played Bob Woodward in the film adaptation of All the President’s Men.

The film adaptation of Mapes’ book is years in the making. In 2008, TVNewser wrote about who might play Rather in the movie. At the time, Anthony Hopkins was a top choice.

After Joan Rivers Walks Out On CNN, David Letterman Walks Out on Joan Rivers

On David Letterman‘s show, airing tonight on CBS, Joan Rivers was in the middle of explaining why she walked out on her interview with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield over the weekend, when Letterman walked out on her. Rivers said Whitfield was being “nasty and opinionated” in her line of questioning. Dave was all ears, until he wasn’t…

‘CBS This Morning’ EP: Facebook Perfect Complement to Our BuzzFeed Partnership

CBSThisMorning304X200Lost Remote reports on the event partnership launching tonight between “BuzzFeed Brews,” Facebook, and “CBS This Morning.”

“CTM” continues as “BuzzFeed Brews’” broadcast production partner, having previously produced interviews with Jerry Seinfeld and Richard Plepler. Tonight’s interview features Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian and BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel, taking place at a local New York City Bar and streaming live on Facebook for the first time via BuzzFeed’s page.

“We’ve had a great experience working with Facebook team on a number of projects including our Grammys coverage, and they seemed like the perfect complement to our growing partnership with BuzzFeed,” “CTM” EP and CBS VP of programming Chris Licht tells TVNewser. “We’re always looking to reach new audiences, and this partnership is an exciting extension of the “CBS This Morning” brand.”

“It’s great to see BuzzFeed values what a powerful platform Facebook is for distribution and engagement,” Andy Mitchell, Facebook’s Director for News and Global Media Partnerships tells TVNewser.

The interview will stream live on Facebook at 6:30pmET.

‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Has Best Q2 Since 1987

Osgood“CBS Sunday Morning” averaged 5.68 million viewers during the second quarter of 2014, its best Q2 delivery since the advent of people meters in 1987. As usual, the program won the quarter in both total viewers and the A25-54 demographic.

Compared to the year-ago quarter, “CBS Sunday Morning” was up +3% in viewers. The show averaged a 1.4 rating / 08 share in the A25-54 demographic, up from its year-ago Q2 performance. The show is also up in both ratings measurements television year-to-date.

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