Scott Pelley will succeed Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News, the network announced Tuesday.
"Scott has it all. He has the experience, the credibility and he is among the very best reporters ever to work at CBS News," Jeff Fager, 60 Minutes executive producer, said in a statement. "In more than two decades at CBS News, he has distinguished himself at every level, right up to his current role at 60 Minutes, where his work has been incomparable. We like to think of CBS News as the 'reporter's network' and I ...
It's not easy being a traditional TV newsman in a new-media world. But Brian Williams, who grew up worshipping Walter Cronkite, remains the most watched anchor as NBC Nightly News averages 8 million viewers ...
Morgan Freeman has replaced the late Walter Cronkite in the CBS Evening News' nightly introduction of anchor Katie Couric.
The Oscar winner's introduction of Couric debuted Monday.
CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92
Though Cronkite died in July, CBS did not immediately retire his voiceover, which was recorded in 2006 when Couric took over the Evening News anchor chair.
"As comforting as it is to look back on ...
Some recent ratings highlights:
Fox's Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? drew 4.88 million total viewers, dropping 14 percent from last week. Lead-out Mental matched its previous audience of 3.7 mil.
NBC's Kings held steady at 1.57 mil; the series finale airs July 25. The first of Dirty Sexy Money's four burn-off episodes was watched by 2.15 million people.
The CBS News special That's the Way It Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite was the night's most-watched program, delivering 7.41 million viewers. Lead-out Big Brother 11 (5.58 mil) dropped 17 percent from this season's first nominations episode.
Over on NBC, Merlin (4.27 mil) gained 620 thou and the conclusion of Meteor — someone help me out here, did we survive? — inched up a hair to 5.2 mil.
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CBS will pay tribute to the late Walter Cronkite with two programs airing on Sunday.
CBS News Sunday Morning, airing at 9/8 C, will remember the news industry's elder statesman with archival footage of his work and personal memories shared by journalism's best and brightest.
View photos from Cronkite's life and career
Then on Sunday at 7 pm, the CBS News special That's the Way It Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite celebrates the venerable newsman with remembrances from peers Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Andy Rooney, Charles Gibson, Katie Couric, Ted Koppel, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams.
Also reflecting on Cronkite's legacy will be President Barack Obama, former President ...