TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Martha Teichner’

Networks Schedule Weekend Specials on Nelson Mandela

ABC News Mandela speical reportThe broadcast and cable networks are scheduling special coverage on the death of Nelson Mandela this weekend. Here’s what they have planned so far.

NBC’s Lester Holt will anchor the weekend editions of “Today” and “Nightly News” from Soweto this weekend.

CBS News has slated a special “48 Hours” on Mandela’s death for Saturday night. Scott Pelley will anchor “Nelson Mandela: Father of a Nation” at 9pmET. The show will feature historical CBS News footage as well as reports from Bob Simon, Martha Teichner and Wynton Marsalis.

ABC News will have a special “20/20″ tonight anchored by David Muir and Robin Roberts. “Nelson Mandela: A Man Who Changed The World” will air at 10pmET. Tonight’s “Nightline” will also feature additional coverage of Mandela’s death.

“Fox News Sunday” will air an interview former South African foreign minister Pik Botha, who served near the end of the apartheid era. Senior correspondent Greg Palkot, who is reporting from South Africa for the network, conducted the interview.

Discovery Channel will premiere a new documentary, “The Making of Mandela,” Sunday at 12pmET/PT.

MSNBC will air a special on Mandela’s life at 9pmET.

Former President Bill Clinton is doing a round of interviews about Mandela’s death, sitting down with NBC’s Brian Williams, Fox News’ Ed Henry, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Univision/Fusion’s Jorge Ramos and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. CBS aired Pelley’s interview with Clinton on “Evening News” last night.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101. Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Hurry, this boot camp starts next week! Register now! 
 

‘Sunday Morning’ is First U.S. TV Show to go Behind the scenes of ‘Downton Abbey’

CBS’s Martha Teichner and her “CBS Sunday Morning” crew are the first U.S. TV network to be allowed on the set of “Downtown Abbey,” the British import that’s a hit with American viewers on PBS.

Teichner and crew visited Highclere Castle, the home of a real Earl in the English countryside southwest of London, where the show is shot. Teichner interviews cast members Hugh Bonneville (above), Brendan Coyle, Joanne Froggatt, Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery.

Teichner’s inside report from the set will air tomorrow. The third season of “Downton Abbey” is already running in many parts of the world but debuts in the U.S. on January 3.

Bill Geist Gets Star on Walk of Fame

A big honor this afternoon for CBS News “Sunday Morning” correspondent Bill Geist. He got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His son, MSNBC anchor Willie Geist spoke at the dedication ceremony. (The honor was mentioned this morning on “Way Too Early,” with Peter Alexander filling in.)

Bill Geist is being honored for his 25 years of entertaining and informing TV viewers.

In addition to Willie Geist, his sister Libby Geist, a two-time Peabody-award winning producer (take that Willie!) at ESPN Films was also there; also Geist’s CBS colleagues EVP and Chief Communications Officer Gil Schwartz, Geist’s producer Amy Rosner and “Sunday Morning” EP Rand Morrison. Geist’s CBS colleagues back in New York are able to watch the ceremony on an in-house channel.

“I wasn’t sure how I felt about getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” said Geist after the ceremony. “It’s really cool!”

Willie Geist added, “We’re all thrilled for my dad. He’s always viewed himself as the Clark Gable of off-beat news. Now it’s official. He’s a star.”

No Better Time for Spirituality Than ‘Sunday Morning’

CBS NEWS “Sunday Morning” is teaming up with Parade Magazine to examine spirituality in the U.S.

Tomorrow on the show, correspondent Martha Teichner examines a new approach to faith – from beliefs about God and the afterlife, to psychics and even yoga – and she reveals some unexpected findings. The information in the story is based on a Parade Magazine poll which, among other things, revealed a quarter of Americans describe themselves as “spiritual” rather than “religious.” The story tomorrow on “Sunday Morning” at 9amET.

By the way, the venerable CBS News show kicked off its 2009-10 season last week maintaining its #1 spot in the ratings. Compared to the same week last year, viewership was up 11% (5.06M vs. 4.56M), its best performance since the March 1 broadcast.