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Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes Tour of CBS News

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of CBS News. In this episode of mediabistroTV’s “Cubes,” Erica Hill, co-host of “CBS This Morning,” shows us around the CBS Broadcast Center.

Located on Manhattan’s west side, the building is home to the “CBS Evening News,” the iconic CBS news desk, and the brand-new studio and newsroom of “CBS This Morning.”

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Storytelling for Media Professionals

Storytelling for Media ProfessionalsStarting April 22, this in-person workshop will teach you the specific ways to incorporate storytelling into your personal and professional life. Students will examine the role of storytelling in business and put their newfound skills into practice with a series of improvisation, writing, and presentation exercises designed to help them uncover personal stories. Register now! 

Couric Joins ABC News

In a move has been anticipated for some weeks, Katie Couric is joining Disney/ABC Television Group to produce and host a daytime talk show that will debut next year. Prior to that, she’s joining ABC News this summer to report for both the broadcast and online outlets.

“While many are familiar with her myriad accomplishments, I’m delighted to remind you that Katie got her start in our business in 1979 as an ABC News desk assistant in our Washington bureau,” ABC News president Ben Sherwood said in a statement.

Publicist Matthew Hiltzik was a member of the Couric “camp” that helped to negotiate her new position. We spoke with Hiltzik for a Media Beat interview last year. You can check it out here.

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Fox News’ Shep Smith Rails Against BP, Oil Rig Survivor on ’60 Minutes’


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Fox News’ Shepard Smith closed Friday evening’s “FOX Report” with a verbal assault on British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward and Hayward’s recent comments made to English press, TVNewser reports.

Smith, who grew up in the Gulf Coast state of Mississippi, said, “If you think the people of the gulf region and the rest of America will take lying down without a fight a poorly handled aftermath of what your company has done to our gulf and our people, you are horribly mistaken.” TVNewser has the video.

Meanwhile, Mike Williams, a Transocean employee who survived the deadly blast on the Deepwater Horizon gave an interview to “60 Minutes,” which aired last night, in which he details a time-line leading up to and after the blast.

RELATED: Note to BP CEO: Please Stop Talking

Chevron Asks: Would You Believe This Man If He Appeared On Your Local News?

The oil giant is hoping the answer to that question is yes, as they created an extensive video rebuttal to a “60 Minutes” report that The New York TimesBrian Stelter calls, “potentially damaging…about oil company contamination of the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador…”

The report states a verdict on a case that would cost Chevron $27 billion, “the largest environmental lawsuit in history,” is coming soon, according to correspondent Scott Pelley. The host of the video is Gene Randall, a former CNN correspondent turned corporate consultant.

According to Stelter, “The Chevron video never directly claims to be journalism. But a casual viewer could be swayed by the description – ‘Gene Randall reporting’ – and the journalistic devices used, including file footage of the rain forest and over-the-shoulder interviews with experts…Mitch Anderson, a campaigner for Amazon Watch, said that Chevron had resorted to ‘embarrassing public relations tactics.’”

So far, the numbers tell the best story. The “60 Minutes” segment had 12 million viewers, while the Chevron video has just over 2,000 views on YouTube. View the “60 Minutes” segment below.