George Stephanopoulos, Christianne Amanpour
With 24-hour access to video journalism on cable, your smartphone or iPad, nobody needs to wait until Sunday morning to find out what the presidential candidates have to say, right?
Don't tell that to the news divisions at CBS and ABC. Both are about to raise the stakes in the arena of Sunday inside-the-Beltway talk shows as they strive to remain the most important TV platform of the presidential campaign season...
The exposed brick walls in the new Manhattan studio for CBS This Morning are lined with items that reflect the legacy of the network's news division. A world map from Walter Cronkite's years on the evening news that was rescued from a New Jersey warehouse hangs on one side. Across the way are shelves with books by CBS journalists, vintage TV sets and video cameras. Standing out amid the paraphernalia is a green-and-gold Oakland A's cap, meant to remind the program's staff of the film Moneyball, in which Brad Pitt plays the renegade baseball executive Billy Beane.
CBS This Morning executive producer Chris Licht screened the film at a private launch party for the cast and crew held at the Ed Sullivan Theater last month. The message to the troops:
Howard Stern calls himself the King of All Media, but he has never really conquered TV. He'll get that chance later this year, when he joins what has been the most watched summer show, NBC's America's Got Talent, as a judge.
The fall of dictatorships in Egypt and Libya, an uprising in Syria, and a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan meant plenty of airtime for CNN's international correspondents, such as Nic Robertson, Arwa Damon, Sara Sidner and Ben Wedeman. You can see them and others in a rare appearance without their helmets and flak jackets when CNN on the Frontlines premieres ...
Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter
You don't see many films about furniture designers on television, even on PBS.
America could soon be waking up to Ryan Seacrest. After months of rumors that NBC execs were exploring hiring the American Idol host as an eventual replacement for Matt Lauer on Today, significant conversations are now taking place about making it happen as part of a larger deal between Seacrest and NBC parent company Comcast.
While the mention of Seacrest's name is likely to make TV-news purists cringe, Today has a history of hiring anchors without serious...
Some critics have called NBC the Nepotism Broadcasting Company after the news division announced that Chelsea Clinton will serve as a special correspondent for its "Making a Difference" segments. The daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton joins a roster that includes former President George W. Bush's daughter Jenna Bush Hager, a correspondent for Today, and Sen. John McCain's daughter Meghan, a contributor to MSNBC.
Charlie Rose, Gayle King
Charlie Rose says his reputation as a night owl is greatly exaggerated. The co-host of the new CBS morning program (to be renamed from The Early Show) that will launch January 9 told reporters Tuesday that he's up everyday at 5 a.m. — a little late for morning television prep, but still...