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CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves — sans wife Julie Chen who is fully ensconced in L.A. for her ensemble daytime show, “The Talk” — celebrated with his CBS minions, and the press who cover them, at CBS’ Black Rock headquarters last night.
Several stars of CBS primetime shows were there, including Tom Selleck who stars in “Blue Bloods,” and Christine Baranski and Matt Czuchry of “The Good Wife.” And while Moonves can tout having the most-watched TV network, the stars of his struggling news division also worked the room — including the new front four of “The Early Show:” Erica Hill, Chris Wragge, Jeff Glor and Marysol Castro. The team will be hitting the road next week, making stops at several CBS affiliates where the #3-in-the-ratings show performs relatively well. (Our sister blog TVSpy reports Wragge’s last day on WCBS is today.)
We talked with show EP David Friedman and CBS News & Sports President Sean McManus who both expressed their confidence in the team. “It’ll take some time,” said McManus, “but this is a good group. I’m excited.”
Talk about a straight shooter.
Yesterday, CBS premiered “The Talk” its daytime talk show featuring a panel of moms. The show’s host is former “Early Show” anchor Julie Chen, who also happens to be married to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves.
For their opening show, each of the panelists receieved a video greeting from a loved one. Because Chen’s son Charlie is too young to speak, she heard from her husband, who had these encouraging words:
“There are two reasons why I want this show to work. The first is that I love my wife so much, and the second is that if it doesn’t work, I’ll cancel you. See you at home dear.”
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CBS “Early Show” anchor Maggie Rodriguez returned from maternity leave this morning, and was joined by her co-anchors Harry Smith and Julie Chen. Chen will be leaving the program full-time as she begins to focus on her upcoming daytime talk-show “The Talk.”
Warning: “yummy” pictures and lots of baby talk ahead:
Monday, co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez returns from maternity leave and the entire crew will be back together again. Rodriguez will be joining fellow co-anchors Julie Chen and Harry Smith, as well as weather anchor Dave Price.
Rodriguez, Chen and news anchor Erica Hill have all given birth this year, with Price tying the knot.
Bessey had been with “ET” for 15 years.
“The Talk” features Julie Chen and a panel of moms talking about issues of the day. Not surprisingly it has drawn many comparisons to the ABC daytime talker “The View.”
We already mentioned the new, very “View”-like CBS daytime talk show coming this Fall.
Now, according to reports coming out of the CBS session at the 2010 TCA Summer Press Tour, the program has a name: “The Talk.”
Hosted by Julie Chen, the CBS “Early Show” anchor, “Big Brother” host and wife to CBS CEO Les Moonves, the program will feature a panel of moms talking about things important to women and news of the day.
See? Totally different than “The View.”
“CBS Early Show” co-anchor — and Mrs. Les Moonves — Julie Chen will be one of five moms on a new roundtable talk show the network is planning to launch this fall in place of soap opera “As the World Turns.”
NYTimes’ Media Decoder reports, “The other hosts are Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini, and Marissa Jaret Winokur. Ms. Gilbert developed the format for the show, and will executive-produce as well as co-host it.”
As we noted, word of a May pilot surfaced in the spring for a program that would send Chen into CBS daytime. Chen has popped up infrequently on the morning show in 2010, though she recently made a number of appearances for the program from Los Angeles, which is where the new show will be based. Though Chen will officially no longer be an “Early Show” co-host, it’s likely we’ll continue to see her make limited appearances.
In a study for Bloomberg News, pay expert Graef Crystal looked at the compensation of 271 CEOs and found the average slipped 4.7% last year to $9.95 million, with extremes ranging from $43.2 million for CBS Corp.’s Leslie Moonves to $245,322 for Google Inc.’s Eric Schmidt.
Using formulas developed over 30 years in the business, Crystal crunched the numbers and found CBS overpaid Moonves, who is married to CBS Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen, by $28 million.
The story here…