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NBC’s George Lewis Retires, Sort Of

On “Nighly News” last night, Brian Williams bid farewell to George Lewis, after 42 years with NBC News, most of it reporting from the Los Angeles bureau. Over on the “Nightly News” website, Lewis writes you’ll see him again soon enough: “Since I can’t completely hang up my spurs, I’ll return in six months as a part-timer,” he writes.

Lewis follows in the footsteps of not-so-retired NBC News Middle East correspondent Martin Fletcher.

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The Ticker: Sawyer, Chatzky, Lewis…

  • 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 editor Jean Chatzky. “Cash Call With Jean Chatzky” premieres Tuesday, February 28.
  • LAObserved reports longtime NBC News correspondent George Lewis is hanging up his mic. Lewis’ last day with the network is next Tuesday. One of NBC’s most honored correspondents, Lewis joined NBC in 1970 reporting from Vietnam.

Steve Jobs Dies: Network and Cable News Coverage

The news of Steve Jobsdeath broke around 7:35pmET.

ABC News produced a special reported anchored by Terry Moran in New York at 7:45pmET. CBS News produced a special report at 7:46pmET anchored by Scott Pelley in CBS’s London bureau. NBC News produced a network special at 8:12pmET anchored by George Lewis in the Los Angeles bureau.

On cable, Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs was first to report the news at 7:38pmET. Dobbs is hosting a special report during the 9pmET hour in place of “America’s Nightly Scoreboard.” Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith reported the news at 7:39pm, Erin Burnett on CNN reported the story at 7:41 as did Bloomberg and CNBC. MSNBC reported the news at 7:43. Fox News anchor Clayton Morris may have said it best, about the impact of Jobs’s creations on our daily lives, telling Dobbs, “I learned about Steve Jobs’ death on my iPhone. I am talking to you right now using a Macintosh computer, using software that’s allowing me to speak with you.”

CNBC and Bloomberg are also going overtime. CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen hosted a live special which ran until 10pmET when the network then aired its “Titans: Steve Jobs” program. Bloomberg is staying live until MidnightET and will air a live Charlie Rose hour at 10pmET which will include an interview with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

CNN continued live all night with Wolf Blitzer in for Piers Morgan and 9pm, a new hour of AC360 at 10pm and a re-air of that hour preempting “Erin Burnett: OutFront,” at 11pmET.

NBC’s George Lewis Reports on His Cancer Treatment

lewis_7-31.JPGLongtime NBC News Los Angeles-based correspondent George Lewis, recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, reported on his treatment yesterday on the Today show and Nightly News.

Lewis, on set with Brian Williams, was introduced by the anchor: “There are a few people who reported from as many places for NBC News as our own George Lewis. He’s among the heavy hitters on our roster. He’s a veteran who has seen it all from Vietnam to Venice, to Venice Beach, for that matter. He’s been around the world a time or two. Recently, George was handed a heck of a challenge in the form of prostate cancer.”

Lewis is keeping a “cancer diary,” on the Today show web site, as well as giving web only reports for Nightly.

Click continued to see Lewis’ report from last night…

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