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Oprah on Letterman Chat: ‘It felt like Dave was giving me therapy’

David Letterman invited Oprah Winfrey to his alma mater, Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana Monday. The candid conversation, part of a series Letterman puts on, lasted an hour and 40 minutes — 45 minutes longer than scheduled.

After her Letterman sitdown, Winfrey talked with CBS’s Jeff Glor, for an interview that aired on “CBS This Morning:” “It felt like Dave was giving me therapy,” says Winfrey. “I am sitting on stage in a real conversation with Dave Letterman about things that I haven’t thought about for years,” she tells Glor.

Also reflective this morning, “CBS This Morning” hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell. “This has been a great broadcast,” said Rose at the end of the show. “Think of the people that have been on. Warren Buffett, R.A. Dickey was here. Oprah Winfrey. What a great job to have.” O’Donnell responded: “It is. And you know what, Charlie? It’s the best job I have ever had. I do mean that. And a lot of it has to do with you and Gayle. Not [show EP] Chris Licht, though,” O’Donnell chuckled.

Glor’s story, after the jump…

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Colorado Shooting: News Show Changes, Primetime Specials Planned

Reporter Amanda Kost from Denver station KMGH Tweets this photo from outside the Aurora, CO theater

The tragic shooting in Colorado is forcing many TV news programs to throw out their plans for the day, what would likely have been a slow Summer Friday.

As we noted earlier “CBS This Morning” is going live into a third hour of programming, a first for the network morning show. CBS also says that Scott Pelley will anchor the ‘CBS Evening News” from Aurora, Colorado this evening.

> Update: Pelley will also anchor a special edition of “48 Hours” in primetime tonight at 8 PM. Jeff Glor is also going to Colorado. He’ll anchor a split edition of “CBS This Morning Saturday” and anchor “Evening News” Saturday and Sunday and stay for Monday’s “CBS This Morning.”

> More: On ABC, David Muir will report from Aurora for “ABC World News,” with Chris Cuomo anchoring a live “20/20″ from Colorado at 10 PM ET. Diane Sawyer–who was supposed to be off today–will come in and anchor “World News” from New York.

NBC’s Brian Williams will anchor from Aurora, and “Dateline” will have an hour on the shooting in primetime.

On cable news, Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” is forgoing what was supposed to be a taped special on the economy at 10pmET and will instead cover the shooting. Van Susteren will anchor from Colorado. Also, Fox News Channel’s Jon Scott–a Colorado native–is en route and will report from Aurora for “Fox Report.”

> More: NBC’s Chris Jansing was supposed to be traveling to London today for Olympics coverage. Instead she is heading to Colorado where she will anchor a 4pmET and 10pmET specials on MSNBC. Coincidentally, one of the athletes she profiled for the Summer games is from Aurora.

> More: CNN’s Anderson Cooper will be anchoring from Aurora, Colorado tonight as well.

On HLN this afternoon Kyra Phillips will make her debut on the network during “Evening Express” from 5-7 PM ET.

Piers Morgan Tonight” EP Jonathan Wald says on Twitter that they will be covering the shooting:

We will update this story with more changes in coverage, as we get them.

Weekend Evening News Ratings: Q2 2012

Earlier this week, we gave you ratings for the evening newscasts during the second quarter of 2012. So how did the weekend evening newscasts stack up?

For the just-concluded quarter, the weekend evening newscasts mirror their weekday counterparts: “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” on top, followed by “ABC World News with David Muir” and “CBS Evening News” (anchored by Jim Axelrod on Saturdays and Jeff Glor on Sundays).

The Sunday edition of “World News” delivered its largest overall second-quarter audience in nine years (since Q2 2003). Muir’s Sunday broadcast also slashed its year-ago gaps with “Nightly” by double-digits: -67% in Total Viewers and -54% in the A25-54 demographic.

  • Numbers for Q2 2012 (Saturday):
NBC ABC CBS
Total Viewers 4,397,000 3,854,000 3,142,000
A25-54 1,020,000 865,000 756,000

Ted Nugent Speaks To ‘CBS This Morning’ In First Interview Since Secret Service Visit

Rocker Ted Nugent spoke to “CBS This Morning” today, his first interview since he was visited by the Secret Service following comments he made regarding President Obama.

Jeff Glor conducted the interview.

GLOR: Tell me about that [your meeting with the Secret Service] – how serious was it?

NUGENT: I feel sorry for liberals who can be that brain dead as to take a clear statement of fear on my part and turn it into a threat against somebody else.

GLOR: What did they say to you? How does that all take place?

NUGENT: “Hey Ted, good to meet you. Thanks for giving us the time. We appreciate you responding to our request.” And I said, “I appreciate it back because you guys are following up on your professional responsibilities even though you’re reporting to complete idiots who should probably be investigated.”

Who’s Leading the Weekend Evening News Race?

We share the weekend Evening News Ratings scoreboards every Tuesday, but we don’t often get a chance to share numbers for the weekend shows. So here goes.

Like its weekday counterpart, “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” is firmly locked in first place on Saturday and Sunday evening. In the year since David Muir took over as “World News” anchor second-place ABC has narrowed its margins with “Nightly” by -14% in Total Viewers and -3% in A25-54 viewers.

Over the last year, “NBC Nightly News” has averaged a 1.14 million Total Viewer lead over “ABC World News” and a 2.34 million Total Viewer lead over “CBS Evening News” which was, for most of the last year, anchored by Russ Mitchell. Jeff Glor took over as Sunday anchor last month. Among younger viewers, NBC leads ABC by 341,000 viewers and leads CBS by 559,000 viewers.

The margins between “NBC Nightly News” and “ABC World News” during the same time period are smaller on Sundays. The two shows are separated by 649,000 Total Viewers and 281,000 A25-54 viewers. On Sundays during football season, “Nightly” is displaced by NBC’s Sunday Night Football on the West Coast.

Numbers for Saturday/Sunday (Feb. 19, 2011 – Feb. 12, 2012):

NBC ABC CBS
• Total Viewers: 5,552,000 4,466,000 3,426,000
• A25-54: 1,466,000 1,163,000 887,000

 

 

 

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A Taste of Italy at Bonnie Schneider’s NYC Book Party

CNN and HLN meteorologist Bonnie Schneider celebrated the release of her book, Extreme Weather, at Eataly on Thursday night. Schneider and her guests — including chef Lidia Bastianich, who held a cooking class with the author before the book signing –

After the jump, find out who turned out for Schneider’s fete.

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Jeff Glor ‘Happy To Be Back’ To Weekend Edition of ‘CBS Evening News’

After a year on “The Early Show,” CBS News’ Jeff Glor will officially begin his new role as Sunday “Evening News” anchor this weekend.

Glor anchored the Saturday edition of “Evening News” for more than a year before being named news anchor for “The Early Show” in 2010.

“I’m very excited,” he tells TVNewser. “I missed doing Saturday nights. I’m happy to be back.”

Glor praised weekday anchor Scott Pelley, who took over for Katie Couric while Glor was away from the “Evening News” anchor desk.

“The biggest difference is who’s in that chair Monday through Friday,” Glor says. “I think that Scott and his team are doing an extraordinary job. And I think my job is to try to help them hold down the fort one night a week. It’s an honor, and it’s something I don’t take lightly.”

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Jeff Glor to Anchor Sunday Edition of The ‘CBS Evening News’

Former “Early Show” news anchor Jeff Glor has added a new role to his portfolio at CBS News. Glor will become the regular anchor of the Sunday edition of the “CBS Evening News.” The anchor role is in addition to his job as a special correspondent for “CBS This Morning,” which launches on Monday.

Glor is taking over–in part at least–for Russ Mitchell, who announced that he was leaving CBS to join an NBC affiliate in Cleveland. Mitchell anchored the “Evening News” on Saturday and Sunday. CBS has not named an anchor for the Saturday edition of the nightly news program.

Glor first joined CBS News in 2007 as a national correspondent for “The Early Show.” More information after the jump.

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Here’s the News on the New CBS Morning News

Alex is over at the CBS Broadcast Center on W 57th St. for a news conference on the new morning show. He’ll have a complete write-up later, but here’s the news from Alex via @TVNewser so far.

[CBS News Chairman Jeff] Fager says the morning show will go on the road, Gayle King says she will focus on CBS. Ending OWN TV show.

Charlie addresses the early wake up call. Says he wishes the rumors of his wild nightlife were true. Normally wakes up at 5 or 6 am.

Jeff Glor to be a special correspondent on new morning show.

And it is official. Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill named co-hosts of the new CBS morning show.

Chris Licht will serve as EP of new CBS morning show. Will remain as VP of programming as well.

New CBS morning show starts Jan. 9. Space isn’t even close to ready yet.

“What you will see in the morning is a program that is very different.”

Scott Pelley, Jeff Glor spotted at CBS morning show press conference.

Follow @TVNewser for more updates.

> Update: More from CBSNews.com.

Charlie Rose, Gayle King to Headline New CBS Morning News

After much talk, first in Page Six, CBS News is bringing on Charlie Rose and Gayle King to front a revamped and, likely, renamed CBS morning news show.

An announcement is expected Tuesday, sources tell TVNewser.

The current anchors Erica Hill and Jeff Glor, who were named co-anchor and news anchor less than a year ago, will play a role in the new morning program.

Chris Wragge will rejoin WCBS — he’d already been named 6pm co-anchor — and work on other projects. The new show will continue to leave weather reports to CBS affiliates.

Rose is best known for his late night, “Charlie Rose” interview show on PBS and Bloomberg. But he’s worked on and off for CBS News over the years, including as a correspondent on “60 Minutes II.” King, has worked in local newsrooms in Baltimore, Kansas City and Hartford, but may be best known as Oprah Winfrey’s friend and confidant. The two met while working at CBS-owned WJZ-TV in Baltimore. King hosts “The Gayle King Show,” on Sirius radio for two hours every morning. The second hour is simulcast on OWN TV. King is also an editor-at-large on O, The Oprah Magazine.

CBS News reassembled the inner workings of the show last Friday slashing some positions while adding others.

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