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  • '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....
  • 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...
  • Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams split wins

    "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" continues to be the most-watched evening newscast in a tight race. But "ABC World News With Diane Sawyer" has again won the 25-to-54 age group, which is most important to news advertisers. It's the eighth time in...
  • 'ABC World News' scores big win

    Here's encouraging news for "ABC World News" and incoming anchor David Muir: When he filled in for Diane Sawyer last week, ABC scored a big win over NBC. "ABC World News" won the 25-to-54 age group -- the most important audience for news advertisers --...
  • ABC News shuffle: Sawyer moves out, Muir moves into 'World News' job

    It used to be that change at a network anchor desk was huge news. Now, with all the fragmentation, not so much. Anchor changes like the ones announced at ABC News today are a real barometer of how far network news has sunk in prestige and power --...
  • Why the Evening-News Anchor Is No Longer the Most Important Person on TV

    Hosting the evening newscast turned Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw into luminaries and national statesmen. ABC News has now declared that the person who leads that national institution no longer has to be the most important face on the screen....
  • David Muir to replace Diane Sawyer in 'World News' anchor chair

    In a series of major changes at ABC News, Diane Sawyer will be stepping down from her role as anchor of "World News" after nearly five years on the job and will be succeeded by David Muir, the network announced Wednesday. In addition, George...
  • David Muir, Brian Williams split wins

    David Muir, Brian Williams split wins
    "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" last week marked five straight years as the most-watched network evening newscast. Williams and NBC have won in total viewers for 260 consecutive weeks as well as 307 of the last 308 weeks. But ABC could crow...
  • CBS Making Unprecedented Push For 'Thursday Night Football'

    Having spent $275 million to buy the rights to "Thursday Night Football," CBS is putting the full might of the company behind it to make sure all of America will be watching. "There hasn't been an initiative at the CBS corporation in decades as large and...