Re/code reports, and TVNewser confirms, that CBS will flip the switch on CBSN tomorrow, a streaming news network that will originate from CBS News HQ in New York. Jeff Glor, anchor of the Sunday edition of “CBS Evening News,” and CBS News correspondents Elaine Quijano and Michelle Miller, are among the CBS Newsers expected to contirbute. CBS Interactive head Jim Lanzone confirmed the plans during an interview with Re/Code’s Peter Kafka at the Web Summit in Dublin.
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CBS News is getting closer to launching its streaming channel. TVNewser has learned rehearsals have been underway for several weeks with the hope of launching by election day, less than two weeks away. The exact launch date is in flux, we hear.
Jeff Glor, anchor of the Sunday edition of “CBS Evening News,” will be a primary anchor as will CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano. The channel will be based out CBS News headquarters on W. 57th Street. It’s not known yet how other talent, including “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley, will particpiate in the channel.
Last week, CBS became the first broadcast network to launch an internet TV service, without needing a cable subscription. CBS All Access will cost $5.99 a month and includes next-day access to new shows and past seasons of other CBS programs, as well as access to CBS’s local stations.
> More: CapitalNY reports that the channel will be called CBSN and that a marketing campaign will soon launch around the tagline “CBS News. Always On.”
CBS News VP Chris Licht now has a TV news control room named for him. It’s one of the new control rooms at Syracuse University’s new Dick Clark Studios and Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation.
The $18 million upgrade at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications includes five studios, replacing two studios, built decades ago and used by countless Syracuse alum including Ted Koppel, Bob Costas, Steve Kroft, Jeff Glor, Contessa Brewer and Licht.
Oprah Winfrey was the featured guest at today’s celebration. The two major donations of $5 million each, came from the Dick Clark estate (Clark is a 1951 Syracuse graduate) and Alan Gerry, the founder of Cablevision Industries.
President Obama visited the White House press briefing room this afternoon to speak about the new enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act and take questions from the press. The broadcast and cable networks all had live coverage of the press conference, which began at 3:40pmET.
First question goes to Kathleen Hennessey of the LA Times, who asks about Ukraine.
Second question goes to Maria Pena of La Opinion, who asks about immigration reform.
Third question goes to Tamara Keith of NPR, who asks about the ACA.
Fourth question goes to Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico, who asks about military options in Ukraine.
Fifth and final question goes to David Jackson of USA Today, who asks about problems with the ACA rollout.
The broadcast and cable networks will devote special coverage this weekend and next week to the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Here’s what they have planned.
NBC News: Brian Williams anchors a primetime special, “108 Hours: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers,” at 8pmET/7pmCT tonight. The anniversary will be marked with coverage on “Nightly News,” which will report on the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; “Today,” which will feature survival stories of the bombing victims; and “Meet the Press,” which will host a panel discussion about the bombings, investigation, and security in America.
ABC News: Diane Sawyer, Dan Harris, Amy Robach, Bob Woodruff and Brian Ross will report for all ABC’s news platforms on the anniversary. Harris will be in Boston covering the memorial events on April 15 and this year’s marathon on April 21, while Robach will profile a family impacted by the bombings and Ross will provide updates on the investigation. “This Week” will have an interview with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Sunday.
CBS News: Sunday’s “60 Minutes” will feature a profile of Boston native Shalane Flanagan, who is aiming to be the first American in 30 years to win the Boston Marathon this year. Flanagan, who finished fourth last year, wants retribution for what she said was “a personal attack on my city.” Scott Pelley will anchor coverage of the moments of silence from the Marathon’s finish line on Tuesday. “CBS Evening News” will also originate from Boston Tuesday night.
Correspondent Jeff Glor will cover commemorative events, Chip Reid interviews the carjacking victim that helped police locate the two suspects and Elaine Quijano speaks with a Boston Globe photographer who has chronicled the recovery of a mother and daughter both hurt in the attack.
More after the jump. Read more
Thursday’s stunner from David Letterman, announcing that he’s retiring next year, was news on the network newscasts last night. “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley reported the story at 6:36, calling it “breaking news here at CBS.” Correspondent Jeff Glor packaged the news and reported live in front of the Ed Sullivan Theater. On NBC, Brian Williams, often a guest on the “Late Show,” reported the news at 6:51 as a voice over, without using a soundbite from Letterman’s announcement. ABC’s “World News” ran the story as part of their Instant Index at 6:52, and did include a soundbite.
Matt Lauer will host a third night of NBC’s Olympics primetime and late night for the ailing Bob Costas as Costas continues to battle an eye infection. Before Wednesday’s primetime, Jim Bell, who is running the show in Sochi for NBC, and worked with Lauer on “Today,” Tweeted:
— Jim Bell (@jfb) February 12, 2014
And now you can add another 5+ hours as Lauer adds primetime and late night duties tonight. And the infection may be spreading to other networks. On “CBS This Morning” Norah O’Donnell motioned to Jeff Glor who was also uncharacteristically wearing specs on set: “Poor Jeff Glor has got a Costas infection going on.”
Bill O’Reilly gives a thumbs up to the film adaption of his New York Times best-seller “Killing Kennedy” which airs Sunday night on Nat Geo.
O’Reilly served as the Executive Producer of the docudrama and praised actor Rob Lowe who plays JFK.
“He’s good … very tough accent to do,” O’Reilly said on “CBS This Morning,” complimenting Lowe for getting Kennedy’s voice and body language right.
Known for his tight control over his own show, O’Reilly said he was hands off on selecting Lowe.
“I was the executive producer, but I don’t really micromanage Scott Free, which produced it. They thought he was gonna be good, so I said ‘fine. They know him better than I do.’”
Over on CNN’s “New Day,” Lowe and Chris Cuomo had a playful exchange about O’Reilly.
“Apparently, he’s on television,” Lowe joked. Cuomo fired back, “Right, and he is basically a straight line reporter not known for much outside of that.” Lowe lauded O’Reilly for being supportive and great to work with.
WATCH O’Reilly on CBS and Lowe on “New Day” after the jump:
After last night’s admission from “60 Minutes” that new information had come to light about Lara Logan‘s Benghazi report, Logan went on “CBS This Morning” today to apologize. She told Norah O’Donnell and Jeff Glor that the show will issue a correction on Sunday’s show.
“We take the vetting of sources and stories very seriously at ‘60 Minutes’ and we took it seriously in this case. But we were misled and we were wrong, and that’s the important thing,” Logan said. “We have to set the record straight and take responsibility.” Watch:
A gunman opened fire this morning at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring at least three people and prompting a terminal evacuation and a ground stop at LAX.
Fox News was the first to report the news at 12:42pmET. CNN was next at 12:44pmET and MSNBC followed at 12:46pmET. For the first several minutes, both Fox and CNN focused on the terminal’s evacuation and “reports” of shots, while MSNBC’s Alex Wagner reported there was an “active shooter at Terminal 3,” sourcing a senior government official.
>More: ABC News’ David Muir anchored a special report starting at 1:05pmET. NBC and CBS both produced a special reports beginning at 1:13pmET. Lester Holt anchored for NBC and Jeff Glor anchored for CBS. Muir went on the air with a second special report at 1:52pmET.
>More: The business networks are also reporting on the shooting. CNBC and FBN both reported the news at 12:47pmET and Bloomberg TV was next at 12:55pmET.
>More: Shepard Smith has taken over anchoring FNC’s coverage from the Fox News Deck. Fox Sports reporter Bill Reiter, who was an eyewitness to the shooting, told Smith, “I called my wife to tell her goodbye, perhaps, and certainly tell her that I loved her and our kids. I think someone asked me to get off the phone and be quiet. People were screaming. A short time later, I don’t know how long — time sort of both sped up and slowed down — we pushed our way through an exit door, ran onto the tarmac.” Read more
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