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Lara Logan Returns to 60 Minutes, Six Months After Being Suspended for Inaccuracy

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Lara Logan is back at work at 60 Minutes after being suspended from the CBS newsmagazine last fall, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Logan, 43, was forced to take a leave of absence in late November, not long after an interview she... read more

Lara Logan Taking Leave of Absence from 60 Minutes After Benghazi Report Errors

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60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan and her producer were ordered to take a leave of absence Tuesday following a review of how they handled an October story for the TV news magazine on the 2012 Benghazi attacks, The Associated Press reports.

An internal review... read more

Wednesday TV Overview: SVU, Idol Goes to Hollywood, Revenge Is Back, and More

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One of the better things about a good episode of NBC's stalwart Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is that you can rarely tell where it's headed. Is tonight's cameo-heavy hour (10/9c) the latest condemnation of reality TV's sordid excesses? Sure looks that way at the start, as we encounter an especially slimy Michael McKean (relishing his repulsiveness) as the predatory producer of a crap-tastic train wreck titled Showgirls, featuring young hopefuls who would do "whatever it takes" to land the starring role in a Broadway musical. (No small irony this is airing the week of the all-important-to-NBC Smash premiere, where such things could never happen!) As he liquors up a nervous contestant for her "audition," he leers for her to "seduce the audience. Let them know you want this." Doesn't take a genius to know where this is going.

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CBS Revives Person to Person to Peek Inside Homes of George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi

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The revival of CBS' legendary program Person to Person special will feature George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi and Warren Buffett.

Longtime newsman Edward R. Murrow launched... read more

The Biz: Person of Interest Lara Logan

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Ask CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan how she's doing and her one-word answer is "Busy." She's finishing a profile of Aerosmith for 60 Minutes. She's working on a story about drug-money laundering in Colombia and the Pacific Rim. She has an upcoming piece on a Botswana couple living in the African Bush for the last 30... read more

CBS Bringing Back Person to Person

Lara Logan, Charlie Rose

CBS News is bringing back Person to Person, the 1950s prime-time program that pioneered celebrity interviews and was hosted by legendary newsman Edward R. Murrow.

"We have dreamed about bringing a modern version of this great program ... back to CBS for years — and now it is happening," CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager said Thursday. ... read more

The Biz: Fox News Correspondent Greg Palkot on Being Attacked in Egypt

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The uprising in Egypt was the kind of story that gets the adrenaline pumping for a foreign correspondent. But the attacks on Greg Palkot of Fox News, Lara Logan of CBS and other journalists reminded the world of the extreme danger that comes with the job. Palkot, who with his cameraman Olaf Wiig was badly beaten in Tahir Square during the height of the violence on the streets of Cairo, says he is ready to go back to work and is even up for an assignment to cover the unfolding revolution in Libya. He gave TV Guide Magazine an update on his condition and reflected on the occupational risks.

TV Guide Magazine: It's been three weeks since you were attacked. How are you feeling?
Palkot:
Much better. I had a... read more

NYU Fellow Resigns After "Cruel" Tweets About Lara Logan

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A New York University fellow and journalist has resigned after making "cruel and insensitive" remarks about Lara Logan's sexual attack in Egypt.

Shortly after CBS announced Logan's attack Tuesday, Nir Rosen — who has written about foreign policy for The New Yorker and The New York Times, and filmed footage to the Oscar-nominated documentary No End In Sight — tweeted "Lara Logan had to outdo Anderson [Cooper] ... Yes yes its wrong what happened to her. Of course. I don't support that. But, it would have been ...
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CBS Newswoman Pregnant By Her Also-Married Beau

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CBS News' Lara Logan is starring in as many headlines as she is reporting. Having recently been promoted by the Eye (and not long after she dissed network news coverage on The Daily Show!), Logan has revealed to the Washington Post that she is pregnant with State Department contractor Joe Burkett's child. Logan and Burkett are both married... to other people, though both of those unions are in the process of ending.Burkett's wife and mother of their 3-year-old daughter has accused Logan of busting up her marriage, and reportedly tried to OD on tranquilizers last January when hubby announced he was leaving her for Logan. — Matt Mitovich read more

CBS Newswoman Promoted Despite "Poking" the Eye

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CBS News' Lara Logan on Wednesday was promoted to chief foreign affairs correspondent and relocated to Washington, D.C. — this just days after the she critiqued network news reporting on The Daily Show.Speaking to Jon Stewart, the South African had grumbled that her meaty reports from Baghdad often get shelved in favor of fluff, adding, "If I were to watch the news that you get here in the United States, I would just blow my brains out. It would drive me nuts."In announcing Logan's new gig, CBS News boss Sean McManus hailed her as "extraordinarily determined and courageous." Indeed, Logan — a former swimsuit model — has a rep for reporting from dicey situations and has been dubbed the "War Zone's It Girl" by no less than the Old Grey Lady herself. — Matt MitovichUse our Online Video Guide to sample Logan's reporting. read more

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