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John Miller Announces He’s Leaving CBS News (TVNewser)
CBS News correspondent John Miller is leaving the network and joining the NYPD as a new commissioner re-joins the force. ”I never stay anywhere too long,” Miller said on WCBS’ newscast. “John, congratulations. Our loss is the city’s gain,” said anchor Dick Brennan. Capital New York For CBS News, the loss of Miller hits hard, with staffers calling it “devastating,” and “a huge loss.” NYT After a career spent toggling between television and law enforcement, Miller will be rejoining an old friend and boss, William J. Bratton, the incoming police commissioner. Miller’s close relationship with government agencies has troubled some media watchers, who criticized Miller’s recent 60 Minutes special report on the National Security Agency for its seemingly cozy treatment of controversial spying programs. HuffPost Meanwhile, CBS News praised Miller and his career at the network. “John Miller is a remarkable journalist with deep insight into law enforcement,” the network said in a statement on Thursday. CNN David Rhodes, the president of the network news division, said Miller’s decision was “a loss for CBS.” “There’s nobody like him, and I think people around the television industry would agree with that,” Rhodes said.

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Scott Pelley Admonishes Page Six

Here at FishbowlNY, it’s sometimes all about the side notes.

The alleged gist of today’s Page Six item is that CBS ordered its news anchor Scott Pelley to travel to D.C. last week to smooth over some ruffled staffer feathers. But what caught our attention is the back-and-forth between the NYP, Pelley and the newsman’s PR flacks, sparked by a previous Page Six item about Pelley’s supposed anger over a John Miller scoop going to CBS This Morning:

“You wouldn’t last 10 seconds at CBS News,” said Pelley. “This is not how reporters do their job. You called my publicist but not me in my office?”

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TVNewser: How CBS’ John Miller was able to stay above all the bad Boston Marathon reporting.

AllFacebook: Facebook’s Facebook Studio Awards honor creative Facebook use. Just… We don’t have the energy anymore.

AppNewser: NASA is using iPhone’s as satellites, so no need to worry about asteroids or anything. The iPhone has it all under control.

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SocialTimes: Here is your ironic social media story of the dayMark Zuckerberg’s sister accidentally made a private moment public, all thanks to Facebook.

AppNewser: There’s a Tyra Banks app. It is not fierce.

TVNewser: John Miller has been going to crime scenes since he was nine years old. Great?

Noon Newscasts Feature Expanded Coverage of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting

The story was 2,000 miles away from Manhattan, but every afternoon newscast was locked into breaking news mode. Moviegoers gathered in Aurora, Colorado, outside of Denver for the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. Suddenly, a shooter unleashes a barrage of shots, killing at least 12 people and wounding at least 50.

WNBC and WNBC blew out their regular newscasts for the special report.

WCBS/Channel 2 with anchors Rob Morrison and Mary Calvi focused the first half of the broadcast on the tragedy. But after quickly touching on another story (Newark fire), it was back to continuing coverage.

In what was a definite plus in the coverage of this heinous crime, CBS This Morning senior correspondent John Miller joined Morrison and Calvi at the desk. Miller, much like during 9/11 on ABC News, offered instant insight into the suspect.

In the four-minute segment, Miller opened with: “We are starting to learn things… He is not the typical profile of somebody you would think to be involved in something like this.”

The alleged gunman, 24-year-old James Holmes, was a PhD student at the University of Colorado. Reports say he recently withdrew from his neuroscience studies at the school.

CBS This Morning Makes Major Changes to the Formula, But Do They Work?

Charlie Rose flanked by Gayle King (left) and Erica Hill.

The latest attempt by CBS to find a ray of sunlight in morning news makes big changes from the norm, but overall the experiment is missing the mark.

Television is all about chemistry and cohesion. CBS is in such a difficult spot as the perennial number three in the morning. Therefore, a radical change isn’t so outlandish. But in the end, morning viewers are habitual. It’s the executives who want to reinvent the wheel.

And so, CBS did. Not only is the wheel reinvented, the entire set is revamped, and the much publicized new on-air team is in place.

This is not your father’s morning news show. Gone is the quick news update each half hour and the nation’s weather forecast (they still break away for local weather).

Immediately, the viewer is greeted by the “Eye Opener,” a one-time 90-second collage of sounds and images from the day before.

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One-Time WNBC Reporter John Miller Headed for CBS’ Early Show

Accomplished reporter John Miller is known for his persistent nature at tracking down a story. In the 1970s, Howard Cosell and Muhammed Ali seemed attached at the hip.

Throughout the 1990s, Miller, while reporting for WNBC/Channel 4, would regularly chase after former Gambino family head John Gotti.

The New York Times reports that Miller is joining CBS’ Early Show, as the show continues to reinvent invent itself in a more serious vein. Miller will report and comment on homeland security, law enforcement and other matters.

Miller worked for Channel 4 from 1985 to 1994 as an investigative reporter. Earlier in his career, Miller was a journalist for WNEW (now WNYW)/Channel 5.

After WNBC, Miller left TV to serve as spokesman for New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton.

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Tom Brokaw, Trudie Styler, Joan Rivers & Happy Birthday, Jon Meacham!

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— DIANE CLEHANE

If you were wondering why the streets of midtown seemed a bit quiet today it was because everyone — well, almost everyone — was at Michael’s today. I could barely keep up as the A-listers filed in one after another (Tom Brokaw! Jon Meacham!) and random celebs (Trudie Styler, Joan Rivers) drifted by.

And to think I was worried I missed all the action when Gabriel Byrne and Chelsea Clinton made appearances last Thursday. If it’s Wednesday, you can pretty much always count on a head-spinning lunchtime scene at 55th and Fifth.

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Joan Rivers, presiding over a table full of folks including John Miller and some execs from WEtv. We’re guessing the group was feting Joan over the ratings success of the first season of her reality show, Mother Knows Best. (Glasses of white wine were being raised.) The compulsively watchable series starring Joan and Melissa Rivers chronicled the roller coaster ride of their mother-daughter relationship. When it wasn’t making me laugh out loud, it had me in tears. I should have expected as much since Joan put it all out there in A Piece of Work, the documentary which chronicled her fascinating life on and off stage.

Before she made her way to her table, I grabbed her for a chat and asked if she’d attended the royal wedding, since she’s been a guest of Prince Charles at many a dinner party at Highgrove. “I didn’t go,” she told me. “I’m a friend of Camilla‘s and none of her friends were invited.” Even so, she gave the wedding party high marks in the fashion department. (Much to their relief, I’m sure.) “Everybody looked fabulous!”

2. Stephen Swid with two gents that looked like they stepped right out of the pages of a Judith Krantz novel

3. Trudie Styler and two scholarly looking gents. (One was toting a folder from a school whose name we just couldn’t make out from afar) I’m thinking the fellows were from the Child Mind Institute at Hunter College where Trudie gave a well-received talk yesterday on her own childhood struggles with ADHD and dyslexia. Thanks to my pal blogger Beth Arky for giving me the heads up on this one.

4. Sony Television head Steve Mosko and Jerry Stiller (Yes, Ben‘s dad.)

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