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Despite Scott Pelley’s On-Air Promise, Conclusion of Republican Debate Didn’t Air in South Carolina

Wrapping up the first hour of the CBS News-National Journal Republican presidential debate on Saturday, CBS moderator Scott Pelley told viewers that most stations would switch to regularly scheduled programming while CBS-affiliates on the west coast and South Carolina–where the debate was held–would continue airing the final half-hour.

But that didn’t end up happening for South Carolina stations–a slight that angered many viewers in a state that has gone Republican in the past eight presidential elections.

“Due to a miscommunication between CBS News and its affiliates regarding the conclusion of the debate, we were not able to bring you the final thirty minutes live,” WSPA vice president and general manager Bob Romine said in a post on the station’s website Monday, adding that the last half-hour did not air in any market in South Carolina. Read more

San Francisco Stations Report on Death of Steve Jobs

Shortly after 4:30 p.m.PT yesterday, Apple confirmed the death of its visionary co-founder, Steve Jobs. He was 56.

KGO was the first Bay Area station to report the news, at 4:37 p.m. Anchors Carolyn Johnson and Larry Beil were in the middle of their regularly scheduled 4 p.m. newscast. KNTV‘s Jessica Aguirre was next, at 4:38 p.m., followed by KTVU‘s Gasia Mikaelian at 4:40 p.m.

KPIX was the only San Francisco station to take the special report from their nationally affiliated network, airing the CBS special report anchored by Scott Pelley at 4:46 p.m.

’60 Minutes’ NYPD Shoot-down Report is News in New York

“60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley reported on the NYPD’s counter-terrorism bureau last night in a profile of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly — whose son, Greg Kelly is the anchor of “Good Day New York.” The news from the “60 Minutes” piece: that the NYPD has the capability to take down a plane if it need be. All the local stations, as well as the network morning newscasts, reported the news this morning. Fox5′s “Good Day New York” only made faint mention of the father-son relationship:

Greg Kelly: We learned last night that the NYPD has the capability to shoot down an aircraft.

Rosanna Scotto: I had no idea. Did you?

Greg Kelly: I did not. I found out on “60 minutes” just like everyone else.

In a later segment, Kelly said he didn’t even make it home it time to watch his dad on “60 Minutes.” “I pulled over at a beauty parlor, I was so anxious to see this thing,” said Kelly. “I had to ask, ‘Could I see your TV?’ I was not going to be home at 7:00.”

Baltimore’s WJZ Forced to Re-Air ‘CBS Evening News’ at 11 p.m. After Equipment Failure

A failure of the main production switcher at CBS owned-and-operated WJZ in Baltimore last night forced the station to partially re-air “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” in place of the 11 p.m. newscast.

The station re-aired the national news program, which airs nightly on WJZ at 7 p.m., for the first seven minutes of the 11 p.m. hour Tuesday. “The station’s main production switcher experienced a critical failure late Tuesday evening,” WJZ spokesperson K.C. Robertson told The Baltimore Sun in an email. “The equipment failure prevented the news broadcast from starting on time.”

The problem was repaired shortly before 11:08 p.m., at which point anchors Vic Carter and Denise Koch took over for an abbreviated version of their regular newscast.

WFOR’s David Bernard Works Overtime for CBS As Hurricane Irene Storms Ashore

David Bernard — chief meteorologist at WFOR, the CBS owned-and-operated station in Miami — is working overtime this weekend.

As the hurricane correspondent for CBS News, Bernard is the go-to reporter in case of a major storm. Beginning six days ago, Bernard has been seen reporting on Hurricane Irene for “The Early Show” and “CBS Evening News” — and for the seasoned meteorologist, who has covered Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, Wilma and Rita, there is no end in sight.

“I’ll be helping the network all weekend with their shows,” Bernard tells TVSpy in an email. He confirms he will contribute to “The Early Show,” as well as “CBS Evening News” and “Face the Nation,” as well as for breaking news and a planned CBS special, anchored by Scott Pelley, at 11 a.m.ET Sunday. Read more

DC Stations Report on Virginia Earthquake

The east coast has been busy this week prepping for Hurricane Irene, but no one expected another natural disaster shortly after 2 p.m. this afternoon — a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck in Mineral, VA. As the closest metropolitan area, Washington, DC stations went into continuing coverage.

WJLA, the ABC affiliate, and WRC, the NBC O&O, both reported the news shortly before 2 p.m. On WJLA, which first broke in with a lower-third ticker, meteorologist Bob Ryan passed off coverage to Alison Starling and Brad Bell after 3 p.m. Interestingly, WJLA was the only DC-area station not to take the special report from their national affiliated network — ABC offered a special report to their affiliates, anchored by Diane Sawyer, at 2:13 p.m.

WRC aired an NBC news special report anchored by Savannah Guthrie in New York. Meteorologist Doug Kammerer took over after the national report and passed off coverage to Tom Sherwood and Liz Crenshaw shortly after 2:30 p.m. Read more

Pelley Continues Texas Tradition at CBS Anchor Desk

As Scott Pelley prepares to take the “CBS Evening News” anchor desk, he will continue what is becoming a Texas legacy at the position.

Iconic CBS newsman Walter Cronkite grew up in Houston and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Dan Rather, Cronkite’s successor, was also a native of Texas and attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Veteran CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer was born in Austin and graduated from Texas Christian University. Pelley is a San Antonio native and a graduate of Texas Tech.

He began his TV career at Lubbock’s KSEL in 1975 and quickly moved on to Dallas-Fort Worth, where he worked for KXAS and eventually WFAA. During his seven years at WFAA, Pelley caught the attention of CBS News and eventually accepted a job with the network in 1989.

“He was a good guy and a real pro,” remembers Texas media blogger Jim McNabb “You knew that he was bound for bigger things. He had the voice, the looks, the brains, and the talent.”

> Related: Rather tells TVNewser‘s Gail Shister: Pelley “burns with the hot, blue fame to report news.”

‘CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley’ Debuting in June

It’s official: “60 Minutes” veteran Scott Pelley will replace Katie Couric at the “CBS Evening News” anchor desk.

“Scott has it all. He has the experience, the credibility and he is among the very best reporters ever to work at CBS News,” said Jeff Fager, recently appointed CBS News chairman and executive producer of “60 Minutes.” “In more than two decades at CBS News, he has distinguished himself at every level, right up to his current role at ’60 Minutes,’ where his work has been incomparable. We like to think of CBS News as the ‘reporter’s network’ and I can’t think of anybody in this business better suited for the anchor chair than Scott.”

“I am delighted to join the terrific team at the ‘CBS Evening News,’” said Pelley.

Pelley joined CBS News as a reporter in 1989. The new “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” will debut on June 6th. Read more at TVNewser

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