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Posts Tagged ‘Harvey Nagler’

The AM Ticker: Licht, Nagler, Silberwasser

  • CBS Radio News VP Harvey Nagler will be awarded the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from the RTDNA. The award, to be presented at the RTDNA conference September in Nashville, recognizes an individual’s contributions to the journalism profession.

  • Luis Silberwasser has been named President of Telemundo Network. Silberwasser is currently EVP of Discovery Networks International based in London. He will report to Joe Uva, Chairman, of NBCU’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content and will be based in Miami.

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75 Years Of The ‘CBS World News Roundup’

Starting today, the platforms of CBS News are honoring one of their own: the “CBS World News Roundup.”

The Roundup, a CBS News Radio program, is the longest-running news broadcast, first informing viewers in 1938 when the Nazis invaded Austria. 75 years later, and it is still going strong.

The “World News Roundup” is not only the longest-running newscast, but also the broadcast the revolutionized the format. Having an “anchor” who tossed to correspondents in the field for news and analysis? That was a “Roundup” innovation.

“It basically revolutionized news coverage as we know it,” Harvey Nagler, the VP of CBS News, Radio tells TVNewser. “On March 13, 1938, It was the first time in broadcast history that there were multiple reports from different capitals-London, Paris, Berlin and Vienna–and on that broadcast Edward R. Murrow participated.”

It was kind of crude by today’s standards, in that there was even 12 seconds of dead air before Murrow’s report, but the population at that point of time was under the spell of radio,  and everyone was tuned into their radio to find out what was going on,” Nagler added.

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Keith Olbermann: ‘Great to be here, as always … and also the simultaneous meeting of all my former employers.’

NBC News has been awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for a television network. If that sounds familiar, it’s because this is the third year in a row NBC News has been presented the honor.

In accepting the award — one of four for NBC — at last night’s RTDNA Murrow Awards dinner, NBC News President Steve Capus (pictured) praised his staffers, “from journalists you know, to producers you don’t know, desk editors, researchers, contributors, photojournalists, technicians and crews all around the world.”

“This award is for them,” Capus told a packed crowd at the Grand Hyatt ballroom in New York City attended by TVNewser. “But I would also say, it is for all of you, and everyone who has dedicated themselves to this incredibly important craft and this profession: news.”

CBS News won three awards, for Video Feature Reporting, Video Reporting: Hard News, and Video News Series. ABC News won one award, for Continuing News Coverage.

There were also lighthearted moments: after one of the evening’s presenters failed to materialize from the crowd after he was introduced, RTDNA chairman Kevin Benz — left on stage with no

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CBS’ Cami McCormick ‘Almost Ready to Return to Work’

At last evening’s RTNDA Dinner, VP of CBS Radio Harvey Nagler was about to announce that correspondent Cami McCormick, who was seriously injured when an IED hit a vehicle she was traveling in with U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last August, is nearly ready to return to work for CBS News.

In an emotional speech, Nagler called her “one of the most courageous and fearless individuals” he’d ever known and said, “I realize you’ve not heard very much about Cami since the first announcement of her injuries. Because that’s the way she wanted it.”

Prompting a standing ovation, Nagler added, “Right now I’m able to say something I was not sure I’d ever have the opportunity to say again: Cami, stand up and be recognized.”

The Ticker: Lex, RTNDF, Champion

> The Financial Times’ Lex opinion columnists will now be appearing on Bloomberg TV to expand on each day’s commentary.

> More awards: The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation will be honoring CBS News Radio VP Harvey Nagler, ABC News President David Westin, and NBC anchor Brian Williams with First Amendment awards in March.

> This morning, GMA’s Sam Champion was the only weather anchor down in the Atlanta area to report on the flooding. That water looks pretty bad. If only there were some kind of nearby store that sold just the sort of item one would need in a situation like this.

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CBS’ Cami McCormick Stable at Walter Reed

camimccorm2.jpgCBS Reporter Cami McCormick arrived at Walter Reed Army Medical center in Washington, D.C. at 2amET this morning and is in stable condition. She will undergo further surgery for the wounds she received and the fractures in her arms and legs.

Last week, McCormick was injured while embedded with US troops in Afghanistan when an IED exploded, killing one soldier and injuring two others. McCormick underwent surgery in Afghanistan and was transported to Germany for further treatment.

The CBS news division was briefed on her condition this morning by CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus and CBS News Radio Vice President Harvey Nagler. More details and a prognosis are expected this week.

South Carolina’s The State has a poignant report on the soldier who was killed in the explosion, Spc. Abraham Sherrod Wheeler III.