ABC’s Cecilia Vega, reporting on the overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, told her own personal story about her father Raul. “He was a heroin addict before I was born. He was a heroin addict when I was a child. And ultimately, it got the best of him.”
Rosie O’Donnell returns to “The View,” tomorrow. The episode, which has already been taped, includes a declaration even Rosie thought she would never make, teases ABC. Rosie left “The View” in 2007.
NBC has released the TV schedule for the first two days of the Sochi Olympics. The competition kicks off tomorrow night from 8pm-11pm with figure skating, men’s and women’s snowboarding, and women’s skiing.
Journalists in Nairobi staged a protest outside the Egyptian embassy in support of jailed Al Jazeera reporters, the AP reports. Nearly 100 people took part in the march, with some protesters holding signs that read “Journalism is Not a Crime.”
Katie Couric sat in Jets owner Woody Johnson‘s box at MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl last night. Other guests in the box? Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Weinstein, Mitt Romney and Dick Cheney. “Football makes strange bedfellows!” Couric tweeted.
Egyptian authorities says TV journalists should not fear reporting in the country following criminal charges filed against 20 Al Jazeera journalists. Among those facing charges of broadcasting false reports is Mohamed Fahmy, who previously worked for CNN.
China has forcedNew York Times reporter Austin Ramzy to leave the country. Ramzy joins reporters from Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post and Reuters who have also been barred from reporting in China.
Among some of the international media covering the Super Bowl in New York/New Jersey this week: a Czech TV reporter who dressed like Mozart and a Mexican TV reporter who wasn’t dressed in much of anything. Czech it out…
Al Rokertook on Georgia officials for being ill-prepared for Tuesday’s storm. “They took a gamble. They didn’t want to pre-treat the roads. I don’t think they wanted to spend the money,” said Roker. “This was poor planning on the mayor’s part and on the governor’s part.”
ABC’s Brian Ross hit a jaywalking pedestrian outside the network’s headquarters Sunday evening. Ross says he was “slowly” pulling up to his parking spot when a 52-year-old former taxi driver walked in front of his BMW. The man suffered a broken arm, bruises and back pain.
Regis Philbinis scaling back his work at Fox Sports 1′s “Crowd Goes Wild” after the Super Bowl. Philbin actually told the NYTimes’ Richard Sandomir that he was leaving the show, but Fox Sports says he’s just taking February off, then returning on a limited basis.
NBCU PR exec Kathy Kelly-Brown has been named to the new role of SVP of Global Talent Booking. Working in collaboration with producers and bookers across NBCUniversal, Kelly-Brown will develop publicity opportunities for upcoming film, TV, book and music projects.
A military judge has ordered CNN and CBS to turn over unaired footage from interviews with a woman at the center of a 2012 sexual assault case involving three U.S. Naval Academy students. The judge said the footage includes ”specific, material information and a level of detail not present” in the woman’s other statements.