Days after receiving an early renewal for Season 2, Smash was honored by GLAAD's Media Awards Saturday in New York City.
Two of the show's producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, accepted the Vito Russo award for special recognition. Zadan said being gay was "part of who I am, so it...
Generations of Americans have seen thousands of pictures of Jacqueline Kennedy, but they seldom heard her voice after her time as first lady. "She gave very few interviews, so we had very little insight into what she was really thinking behind those incredible photographs," says ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer. On September 13, in the two-hour special Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words, Sawyer unveils recorded conversations between the iconic and often mysterious former first lady and historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Another good get for Diane Sawyer: The ABC World News anchor will sit down with famous kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard...
Monday's editions of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer will all be expanded to hour-long episodes focusing on the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
Details on each broadcast are below...
Katie Couric is leaving her post at CBS Evening News, The Associated Press reports.
Less than five years after she became the first woman to solely anchor a network TV nightly newscast, Couric is expected to announce her departure. She has plans to launch her own syndicated talk show in 2012, according to the AP.
The Biz: Is Katie Couric headed to daytime?
On a table in Bob Woodruff's office at ABC News is a stack of flash cards with illustrations of household items. They are a reminder of the difficult days that followed for the correspondent after he suffered a traumatic brain injury from an improvised explosive device while reporting in Iraq.
"I couldn't even say scissor," he says as he palms one card. "I couldn't say hammer. When I could finally say it, I spelled it h-a-m-o-r. This was my therapy in the first month or two after I woke up — just trying to name these things."
You can't blame broadcast news for having a bad case of cable envy.
Fox News Channel has seen its profits double this year, thanks to growing ratings and higher fees from cable systems. NBC News can share its news-gathering costs with MSNBC, which has also turned into a big moneymaker. Even CNN, beleaguered by declining audiences and under pressure to bolster its program lineup, rakes in ...
ABC News president David Westin is calling it quits.
In an e-mail message, Westin told colleagues late Monday "there are some other things I want to do professionally — things that I can't explore while fulfilling my responsibilities here." He has agreed to remain at ABC News until a successor is named.
While the announcement came suddenly, news industry insiders heard that ABC recently hired an executive search firm to scout out replacements for Westin...
Fox and Jake Gyllenhaal are among the latest to join the upcoming TV fundraiser Stand Up to Cancer.
Fox will join the previously announced NBC, ABC and CBS in simulcasting the one-hour, commercial-free telethon Friday, Sept. 10, at 8/7c. Cable networks VH1, HBO Latino, TV One and G4 have also come onboard, alongside previously announced HBO, Discovery Health, E!, MLB Network and the Style Network.
Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser returning in September
On Tuesday, Gyllenhaal will appear in ...
Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Brian Williams
Stand Up To Cancer is returning to prime time after two years with a star-packed fundraiser hosted by the three network evening news anchors.
It will be simulcast commercial-free on ABC, CBS and NBC as well as on HBO, Discovery Health, E!, MLB Network and the Style Network on Friday, Sept. 10 at 8/7c. (More networks and cable channels are expected to join in.)
"Our goal with this telecast is to not only...