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Jeff Glor Returns to Syracuse U. to Interview Sean O’Keefe

CBS News “Early Show” news anchor Jeff Glor is returning to his alma mater tonight, Syracuse University, to interview another alum: national security expert and former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe.

O’Keefe was front and center following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003. Seven years later he would sustain serious injuries in a small plane crash in Alaska that killed Sen. Ted Stevens. He’ll talk about it all tonight during the one-on-one at Syracuse.

Glor got his start in TV news at Syracuse’s CNY Central/NBC3.

Royals, Rockers On Halloween Morning Shows

Today is Halloween, which means that on the network morning shows, the anchors were forced to wear silly costumes in an effort to entertain viewers… and each other.

On NBC’s “Today,” the crew dressed up as the Royal Family following the Royal Wedding, with Matt Lauer as Prince William, Ann Curry as Kate Middleton, Savannah Guthrie as Prince Charles and the return of Meredith Vieira as Queen Elizabeth II:


On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the hosts dressed up as their favorite rockers. Robin Roberts dressed up as Nicki Minaj, George Stephanopoulos dressed as Lady Gaga‘s alter-ego Jo Calderone, and Sam Champion and Josh Elliott dressed as, well, watch:

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Charlie Rose on CBS ‘Early Show’ Talks: ‘I’m intrigued by the fact that they want to do it differently’

PBS interviewer Charlie Rose gets grilled by Howard Kurtz, and acknowledges that yes, he has had discussions with CBS News about joining “The Early Show”:

I’m having conversations with CBS because I’m a member of that family. I’m intrigued by the fact that they want to do it differently. They understand that their success will not lie in duplicating what’s already on morning television.

By “they want to do it differently, Rose is likely referring to the fact that CBS is refocusing its morning show to be heavy on serious, political news as a way to differentiate it against NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Rose is already a part of the CBS family, having been a contributor to “60 Minutes” and the now-defunct “60 Minutes II” since 1999. He was also an anchor and correspondent for CBS News earlier in his career.

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‘The Early Show’ Leaving GM Building for CBS Broadcast Center, New Studio to Have Different Look

CBS News’ “The Early Show” is preparing to leave its current studio at the General Motors Building and move to a new home at the CBS Broadcast Center, TVNewser has learned. “The Early Show” will move to the new offices and studio when construction has been completed, though an exact date was not given.

CBS News chairman Jeff Fager, president David Rhodes and VP of programming Chris Licht discussed the move with staff during a town hall meeting Thursday.

The new “Early Show” set will look very different than both NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and the employee workspace will have a layout that CBS News has not traditionally used. One attendee of the meeting said that Licht’s influence was apparent in the mockups, saying that the workspace was reminiscent of MSNBC’s newsroom design and layout. The new offices and studio will occupy space previously held by the CBS News digital team.

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Harry Smith Leaving CBS News for NBC News

First on TVNewser: Harry Smith, who has been with CBS News for 25 years, is leaving the network, we’ve learned. In a note to the staff, obtained by TVNewser, CBS News president David Rhodes writes, “Harry Smith has been a fixture here at CBS News for a generation — he joined us in Dallas in 1986 — but today he’s decided to move on.”

Late last year, Smith was part of a shuffling of anchors at “The Early Show.” The team of Smith, Maggie Rodriguez and Dave Price was moved out, as Erica Hill, Chris Wragge, Marysol Castro and Jeff Glor took over.

We hear Smith is headed to NBC News where he’ll be a part of the new primetime news magazine show anchored by Brian Williams. That show is being headed up by another CBS News alum, Rome Hartman.

> Update: NBC News confirms with TVNewser that Smith is joining the network. They will announce the move on Monday.

Memo to staff from Rhodes, after the jump…

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Speaking Words of Wisdom

‘Tis the graduation season once again.  And that means numerous commencement speeches from TV journos and analysts.

Here now, then, is TVNewser’s fourth annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when (in alphabetical order):

CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo: St. John’s University (NY), May 14

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: The Pennsylvania State University – College of Communications (PA), May 14

FNC’s Shannon BreamFlorida State University – Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Human Sciences and Medicine (FL),  April 29

NBC’s Tom Brokaw: The University of Montana (MT), May 14…St. Lawrence University (NY), May 22

MSNBC’s Howard Fineman: Colgate University (NY),  May 15

CBS’s Jeff Glor: Suffolk University (MA), May 22

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall: Columbia College – Ft. Worth (TX), June 4

PBS’s Gwen Ifill: Morehouse College (GA),  May 15…Lafayette College (PA), May 21

MSBNC’s Chris Jansing: Otterbein University (OH), June 12

CBS’s Steve Kroft: Ball State University (IN), May 7

(Graphic: CBS News)

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2011 TVNewser Bracket Challenge ‘Sweet 16′ Update

March Madness continues, and only 16 teams remain. We figured now is as good a time as any to check in on the participants in our TVNewser bracket challenge.

Bloomberg TV’s Dominic Chu is all by himself in first place at the moment with 45 points, though there are lots of people right on his heels, including CNBC’s Becky Quick, Joe Kernen and Ramona Schindelheim, and CBS’ Jeff Glor. All four are tied for second place with 43 points.

What about the rest of the standings? Find out after the jump

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TVNewser Bracket Challenge 2011: It’s On

The time has come. The very first March Madness games are underway, and with them, comes the 2011 TVNewser bracket challenge.

Last year we had executive producers from across the TV news landscape make their picks, with “BBC World News America” EP Rome Hartman emerging victorious.

Hartman is back this year to defend his crown, but we opened the field up to all senior executives, executive producers and talent.

One thing we learned: “The Early Show” crew sticks together, and CNBCers love their college basketball.

Who are our players? Find out after the jump.

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Haiti: One Year Later

One year after the earth shook under Haiti, TV news reporters and anchors, producers and photographers, looked at the devastation and the recovery with return trips, special reports, and interviews with celebrities making a difference.

  • Fox News’ Bill Hemmer told Cincinnati Magazine that last year’s experience was like “traveling to the moon” because they “had to bring everything” with them to an island with “no electricity, in absolute desolation.” Fox News’ Steve Harrigan — who was there last year — went back to report on the tragedy.
  • CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, Anderson Cooper and Gary Tuchman are reporting from Haiti this week. Cooper talked to actor/humanitarian Sean Penn about his work in Haiti. (Update: Cooper stayed in New York for breaking news in Tucson, Ariz.)
  • MSNBC contributor and Senior Correspondent for TheGrio Jeff Johnson provided analysis from 30 Rock on his trip to Haiti last year.
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David Friedman Celebrates One Year at ‘The Early Show’

CBS ‘Early Show’ executive producer David Friedman celebrated his one-year anniversary on the program Monday with the new anchor team of Jeff Glor, Erica Hill, Chris Wragge and Marysol Castro. Not only has it been one year for Friedman, but he starts off year two with essentially a whole new show.

After the jump… cake.

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