It's hard to say no to Meredith Vieira. While putting together her new daytime show, NBCUniversal executives let the host pick her executive producer, sidekick, band — even the furniture on her set (a tatty, pet-ravaged couch from her Westchester, New York, home). Perhaps the "suits" — as Vieira calls them — are aware that she is one of the rare TV talents who is not afraid to walk away from it all.
After becoming, at age 35 in 1989, the youngest correspondent ever hired by 60 Minutes, she left the prestigious CBS newsmagazine two years later to have her second child when then-executive producer Don Hewitt refused her request to work part-time. Her very public decision sparked a national conversation on the challenges for women who balance motherhood and career. After an Emmy award-winning stint on the ABC newsmagazine Turning Point, she changed course, becoming a founding panelist on the daytime coffee klatch The View in 1997.
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CBS announced a "multi-phase rollout" of its fall programming Tuesday, with premiere dates for Survivor, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory and more stretching from September through the end of October.
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...
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Showtime is taking on "the biggest story of our time" with the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously.
In the upcoming 9-episode series, celebrities including Matt Damon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder, Harrison Ford and more will act as correspondents delving into the different impacts climate change has had and is projected to have on the world. The project aims to show the current and intensifying effects on everyday Americans, while demonstrating how they can take action and be part of the solution.
Showtime boss on Homeland's "big reset" and the plan for what's next
"The things [scientists] talk about sometimes don't resonate with the public," Schwarzenegger told reporters during the show's Television Critics Association panel. "There are very simple messages, but only actors will get the ultimate attention. This is why it's important when you're [famous] that you look at the power of communicating and use it for something positive."
Natasha Richardson, Liam Neeson
It's been nearly five years since Natasha Richardson tragically died in a skiing accident, but her widower Liam Neeson says it still doesn't feel real.
As he prepares to step down once again, Jay Leno is finally speaking out about when he first lost The Tonight Show to Conan O'Brien in 2009.
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Once Upon a Time held steady at a series low on Sunday.
The ABC drama drew 6.6 million viewers and a 1.9 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, matching its last performance two weeks ago. Hallmark Hall of Fame's latest film Christmas in Conway followed with 6.5 million and a 1.1.
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NBC won the night with Sunday Night Football (15.5 million, 5.4).
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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.
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Anderson Cooper has inked a new deal with CNN to stay on the network through the 2016 presidential election, according to The Hollywood Reporter.