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Scott Pelley

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  • Navy SEAL recounts government hounding

    The Navy SEAL who told his story in "No Easy Day" has another story to share with "60 Minutes": The government has been hounding him for two years for not letting it see the book before it was published. In the book, he described shooting Osama bin Laden....
  • CBS News' Scott Pelley: Affable but hard-nosed when it counts

    WASHINGTON The fall TV season has just kicked off, and in the broadcast news divisions of the three networks there is a lot of drama. ABC's "World News Tonight," with brand new anchor David Muir, is beating out longtime No. 1 ratings king "NBC Nightly...
  • Brian Williams' streak remains unbroken

    Remember last week when we said "ABC World News Tonight" had overtaken "NBC Nightly News" as the most-watched newscast for the first time since February 2008? Well, scratch that. Nielsen said NBC and Brian Williams actually won that week, and they...
  • Should HBO Open A News Division?

    A traditionalist would tell you John Oliver ought not be mentioned in the same breath as Scott Pelley, David Muir, or Brian Williams. In just a few years, however, traditionalists won't be the people consuming the bulk of TV news. Oliver is the HBO...
  • 'ABC World News' posts huge win

    "ABC World News With David Muir" was the most-watched evening newscast last week, the first time ABC has beaten "NBC Nightly News" since February 2008. The ABC newscast also won the 25-to-54 age group for a ninth consecutive week. "World News"...
  • '60 Minutes' dog fetches big audience

    UPDATED: The brilliant border collie came through Sunday night for "60 Minutes." Chaser was a hit with viewers, according to ratings locally and nationally. The CBS news magazine averaged 14.2 million viewers for the Chaser report by Anderson Cooper,...
  • 'CBS Evening News' To Launch Multi-Part Series Monday In Spotlight On Deep Reporting

    Most evening-news segments last anywhere from a few seconds to just a few minutes. Tonight, "CBS Evening News" will unveil what is expected to be the first of at least four segments that take a long look at a group of high-school dropouts trying to turn...
  • Review: 'The News Sorority' by Sheila Weller

    Review: 'The News Sorority' by Sheila Weller
    There's not a whole lot of sisterhood on display in the pages of "The News Sorority," Sheila Weller's exhaustive — and somewhat exhausting — chronicle of the careers of broadcast superstars Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour....
  • 'Good Wife,' 'Outlander,' Beyonce: this weekend

    This weekend, you'll get the return of broadcast TV's finest drama, a glitzy concert and one of the sexiest hours ever put on television. The weekend highlights: 1. "The Good Wife," 9:30 p.m. Sunday, CBS Note the late start, which could be later...
  • Brian Williams, David Muir split wins again

    NBC's Brian Williams continued to anchor the most-watched evening newscast last week. But ABC's David Muir again reached the most viewers in the 25-to-54 age group prized by news advertisers. "NBC Nightly News" drew 8.554 million total viewers while...
  • CBS makes a bold, winning call in 'Thursday Night Football' premiere

    The premiere of “Thursday Night Football” on CBS was a winner in my book before a second of the game between the Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers was played at M&T Bank Stadium. Given the nuclear fallout all week from the TMZ video that...