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’48 Hours’ To Air Video Diaries From Mexican Jail

FRICaptureCBS News gave former reality show producer Bruce Beresford-Redman a GoPro camera to document his life behind bars. For the last four months, Beresford-Redman has recorded a video diary of his experience inside Benito Juarez prison in Cancun.

Beresford-Redman is on trial for the 2010 murder of his wife Monica. He’s been in prison for the last three years. ”48 Hours” correspondent Troy Roberts has been following the case from the beginning and arranged with prison guards to give Beresford-Redman the GoPro. CBS tells us no money exchanged hands; not to Mexican authorities nor to the accused killer.

“For many years I worked in reality TV and the reality of reality television, even at its best – it’s a world that’s created,” Beresford-Redman says. “Being here is real. It’s real.”

Beresford-Redman remains incarcerated with upwards of 10 others in a 12 x 15-foot cell designed for three people. He describes the Mexican prison system as a dirty, rat-infested village with razor wire around it. There are about 1,800 men, women and some children living in a prison originally built for 700 people.

“It is almost impossible to live in the present because the present is just absolutely miserable,” he says.

Beresford-Redman’s video diary will air as a special “48 Hours: Prison Diaries” tonight at 8pm ET.

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When Barbara Walters Misses ‘The View,’ She Thinks of Margaret Thatcher

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Barbara Walters admits, “I still have the feeling sometimes when I’m watching ‘The View,’ ‘I should be there! I should be participating…’ and then I think of Margaret Thatcher.”

Walters, honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Quinnipiac University Fred Friendly committee, reflected on a 1997 interview with Britain’s longest-serving prime minister, seven years after she resigned from office. Thatcher described her frantic, frenetic days, until one day she realized, “it’s no longer me anymore.”

“That’s the feeling I got this morning when I watched ‘The View,’” Walters joked.

Walters, who stepped aside from hosting the daytime show last month, remains an executive producer. She still has her office at ABC News headquarters, which now bears her name. And her resignation — she used air quotes around the word today — has already been interrupted. As we first told you yesterday, she’ll fly to California in the coming weeks to interview Peter Rodger, the father of Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger.

Among those celebrating along with Walters: ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir, ABC News president James Goldston, and executives Barbara Fedida, Susan Mercandetti and Jeffrey Schneider. From CBS, Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and Troy Roberts, from FNC, Bill O’Reilly, Bill Hemmer and former anchor Alisyn Camerota and from CNN Christine Romans and Richard Roth.

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The Morning Ticker: Regan, Kaye, Roberts

  • Bloomberg’s Trish Regan hosts “Cybersecurity: Getting to Business” today at 3pmET. Regan gets the first TV interview with the new head of the NSA, Admiral Michael Rogers and examines how prepared the U.S. government and businesses are for a potential cyber-attack.

  • CNN’s Randi Kaye anchors a special next month: ““Buried Secrets: Who Murdered The McStay Family.” In the hour-long investigation, Kaye looks into a San Diego family that vanished in 2010, only to be found four years later in shallow graves in the Mojave Desert.

  • Saturday’s “48 Hours: Live to Tell” was the #1 non-sports broadcast of the night in A25-54. Anchored by Troy Roberts, the hour featured the first-person account of a woman who survived being stabbed 32 times by a former boyfriend.

CBS News Correspondents Reflect On 25 Years Of ’48 Hours’

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the primetime CBS newmsagazine “48 Hours.”

To honor the program, a number of correspondents reflect on their time working on stories for the show. Below, Maureen Maher talks about what types of stories she seeks out.

Correspondents Richard Schlesinger, Susan Spencer, Troy Roberts, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant and others give their takes here.

CBS Newsmagazine Explores Murder Case Against Former CBS ‘Survivor’ Producer

The CBS newsmagzine “48 Hours Mystery” is dedicating tonight’s episode to exploring the murder case against Bruce Beresford-Redman, a former producer for the CBS competition series “Survivor.” “48 Hours” correspondent Troy Roberts reports that that case against Beresford-Redman is falling apart.

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Casey Anthony ’48 Hours’ is Saturday’s #1 Show

CBS News’ “48 Hours Mystery” was Saturday night’s #1 program in households (3.6/07), total viewers (5.52m) and the A25-54 demo (1.6/04).

The hour, titled “Only Casey Knows,” featured Troy Roberts‘ report on the 2008 murder case of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony (pictured) and the trial of her mother, 22-year-old Casey Anthony, who is facing the death penalty. Roberts’ reporting was singled out by CBS News president David Rhodes in a memo he sent Monday morning, questioning why more of CBS News’ weekend “gets” weren’t incorporated into Monday’s “Early Show.”

CBS News Slates Royal Wedding Coverage Plans

CBS news is the latest organization to slate its coverage of the upcoming Royal Wedding.

“CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead the network’s coverage, and will anchor the evening news program from London beginning the Wednesday before the wedding, April 27.

“The Early Show”‘s Erica Hill will also be in London, and will co-anchor from the Tower of London starting Monday, April 25.

On Friday, Couric and Hill will anchor live starting at 5 AM ET, joined by correspondents Elizabeth Palmer, Troy Roberts, Michelle Miller and Ben Tracy, as well as “Royals contributor” Victoria Arbiter.

That evening at 8 PM CBS will have a primetime special, “The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty.”

More information in the network’s release, after the jump.

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MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts to host annual NLGJA event

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts will host the NLGJA’s 16th annual Headlines and Headliners event in New York tonight. What makes this interesting is that Roberts is the first openly gay TV journalist to host the event which benefits the organization for gay and lesbian journalists.

“I am honored to be this year’s host,” Roberts tells TVNewser. “It is going to be a great night. I really believe in NLGJA and its work and I’m proud to be involved.”

Roberts, who joined MSNBC fulltime late last year, was named anchor of the 11am hour last month.

NLGJA’s annual New York benefit gathers big name TV, radio, print and online journalists –tonight that includes FNC’s Jamie Colby, Rick Reichmuth, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Rick Folbaum; from CBS Erica Hill, Chris Wragge, Marysol Castro and Troy Roberts; from CNN and HLN, Don Lemon and Jane Velez-Mitchell; from ABC News Sam Champion, and JuJu Chang; and Roberts’ MSNBC/NBC colleagues Chris Jansing, Natalie Morales, Contessa Brewer and Carl Quintanilla.

In the past, the New York benefit has been hosted by ABC’s Diane Sawyer, NBC’s Meredith Vieira, and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. Tickets are still available. Go here for more info.

’48 Hours Mystery’ #1 on Saturday Night

CBS News’ “48 Hours Mystery” was the top rated program last Saturday night, Nov. 6. The program, “Taken: The Amber Dubois Story,” reported by CBS correspondent Troy Roberts, was tied for #1 in viewers A25-54 and had 6.24m Total Viewers.

The CBS program featured an exclusive interview with John Gardner, the sex offender convicted of murdering 14-year-old Amber Dubois and 17-year-old Chelsea King. In Gardner’s first TV interview, he told “48 Hours Mystery”: “I will kill. I know I will…I am the type that needs to be locked up forever. I am an animal.”

The full press release is after the jump…
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The Ticker: (Weekend Edition): Gotti, Chopra, Gadhafi…

> Tonight on “48 Hours Mystery” for the first time ever, John Gotti‘s children, Angel, Victoria and Peter, speak openly about a life shrouded in secrecy and reveal what they knew about the mafia in an interview with correspondent Troy Roberts. From the death of one brother and the trial of their another – nothing, CBS tells us, is off limits.

> Tomorrow ABC’s “World News Sunday” launches a new series called “Happiness, Inc.” Anchor Dan Harris sits down with Dr. Deepak Chopra to talk about spreading his message in a multi-media age.

> Larry King interviewed two world leaders in one day. On Friday, King spoke with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Ahmadinejad aired last night, Gadhafi airs Monday night. The one-on-one with Gadhafi took place at the Libyan Mission in New York, not in his tent, which is now on its way to Venezuela.

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