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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | January 9, 1996
Andrew Heyward was named president of the struggling CBS News division yesterday, succeeding Eric Ober who was fired last month.Heyward, executive producer of the "CBS Evening News With Dan Rather" for the last two years, had been expected to get the job based on a track record showing both the ability to seize opportunities in a changing television universe and a keen sense of the bottom line."
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By David Zurawik and Stephen Kiehl and David Zurawik and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2005
Not long after he took over as president of CBS News in the late 1990s, Andrew Heyward appeared on the cover of American Journalism Review. The headline was: "Can Andrew Heyward Save CBS News?" At the time, the issue was whether he could rescue a foundering network news operation from low ratings and stiff competition from cable news networks. Under Heyward, ratings dropped - but profits increased as the executive beefed up the network's newsmagazines. Questions about Heyward's management abilities took on new life yesterday after an independent panel released a review of a seriously flawed 60 Minutes Wednesday segment.
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By David Zurawik and Stephen Kiehl and David Zurawik and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2005
Not long after he took over as president of CBS News in the late 1990s, Andrew Heyward appeared on the cover of American Journalism Review. The headline was: "Can Andrew Heyward Save CBS News?" At the time, the issue was whether he could rescue a foundering network news operation from low ratings and stiff competition from cable news networks. Under Heyward, ratings dropped - but profits increased as the executive beefed up the network's newsmagazines. Questions about Heyward's management abilities took on new life yesterday after an independent panel released a review of a seriously flawed 60 Minutes Wednesday segment.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | January 9, 1996
Andrew Heyward was named president of the struggling CBS News division yesterday, succeeding Eric Ober who was fired last month.Heyward, executive producer of the "CBS Evening News With Dan Rather" for the last two years, had been expected to get the job based on a track record showing both the ability to seize opportunities in a changing television universe and a keen sense of the bottom line."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | October 20, 1994
Andrew Heyward might be the first network news executive to take over a show and predict that things are going to get worse under his tenure. But that's exactly what the new CBS News vice president is doing during his first week on the job as the new boss of "The CBS Evening News With Dan Rather and Connie Chung.""I think we're heading into some very tough times given the affiliate switches and clearance problem," Heyward said when asked about ratings for his newscast."There are some places where we're going into markets where there are literally no news department and the channel position is like almost triple digits.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | January 15, 1991
Los AngelesThe four major news networks will all have specials on the Persian Gulf tonight with anchormen or reporters in Baghdad.Furthermore, as of late yesterday, meetings were being held at ABC, NBC and CBS on the possibility of pre-empting some prime-time programming, even though the United Nations deadline for Iraq to leave Kuwait is not until midnight.* CNN said it is throwing out all non-Gulf programming tonight.The 24-hour cable news network has anchorman Bernard Shaw in Baghdad, where he will remain beyond the midnight deadline if he is allowed, a CNN spokesman said yesterday.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | May 22, 1995
"The CBS Evening News With Dan Rather and Connie Chung" was supposed to have a local flavor for Baltimore viewers tonight. Chung was scheduled to co-anchor the broadcast from WJZ -- CBS' Baltimore affiliate -- to give the station a ratings boost on the final week of May sweeps.Instead, Rather will be anchoring alone tonight, and it looks as if Chung is out of a job altogether.CBS News President Eric Ober announced Saturday that, as of today, Rather would be anchoring alone. Furthermore, Ober said, Chung's future at the network was uncertain.
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By David Zurawik | December 17, 2004
Tom Fenton, the 74-year-old dean of TV foreign correspondents, will retire from CBS News after 34 years effective today, the network announced. Fenton, who began his journalism career at The Sun, quickly distinguished himself at CBS after joining the network in 1970 through an exclusive interview with hostages seized by the Palestine Liberation Organization. From getting the first television interview in Iran in 1979 with Ayatollah Khomeini, to covering the recent warfare in the Persian Gulf, Fenton's resume is a road map of many major international news stories of the last three decades.
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By David Zurawik | July 13, 2005
CBS News, which unlike NBC has never been able to find a home on cable TV, is going broadband with a 24-hour digital online news network, CBS News President Andrew Heyward announced yesterday. The move is the first step in taking CBS News from a traditional television and radio network news division to a video-on-demand news service providing information online for viewers when they want it. The new approach, which will also include a blog called "Public Eye," can only improve the network's fortunes, as CBS News trails NBC and ABC in virtually all audience categories.
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By Matea Gold and Matea Gold,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 6, 2005
Faced with a mandate to remake the network's nightly news broadcast, CBS News President Andrew Heyward has commissioned staffers to come up with approaches that would favor more of a storytelling style over the traditional format that generally recaps news of the day. Heyward told correspondents and producers about the new concept for the CBS Evening News in a meeting held at the network's New York headquarters Thursday and again in a smaller gathering yesterday,...
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | October 20, 1994
Andrew Heyward might be the first network news executive to take over a show and predict that things are going to get worse under his tenure. But that's exactly what the new CBS News vice president is doing during his first week on the job as the new boss of "The CBS Evening News With Dan Rather and Connie Chung.""I think we're heading into some very tough times given the affiliate switches and clearance problem," Heyward said when asked about ratings for his newscast."There are some places where we're going into markets where there are literally no news department and the channel position is like almost triple digits.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | January 15, 1991
Los AngelesThe four major news networks will all have specials on the Persian Gulf tonight with anchormen or reporters in Baghdad.Furthermore, as of late yesterday, meetings were being held at ABC, NBC and CBS on the possibility of pre-empting some prime-time programming, even though the United Nations deadline for Iraq to leave Kuwait is not until midnight.* CNN said it is throwing out all non-Gulf programming tonight.The 24-hour cable news network has anchorman Bernard Shaw in Baghdad, where he will remain beyond the midnight deadline if he is allowed, a CNN spokesman said yesterday.
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By Jim Rutenberg and Jim Rutenberg,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 29, 2002
NEW YORK - In mid-December, the CBS News president, Andrew Heyward, will give a small 80th birthday party for Don Hewitt, the creator and executive producer of 60 Minutes. Andy Rooney, 83, will be there. So will Mike Wallace, 84, Morley Safer, 71, and the rest of the 60 Minutes correspondents team. They will celebrate Hewitt's 60-year career, which includes his key role in the first televised presidential debate in 1960. All the while, the celebrants will do their best to ignore the elephant in the room: Whether he likes it or not, CBS could make this his last season in charge of 60 Minutes.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 9, 1999
NEW YORK -- CBS Corp., owner of the top-rated U.S. television network, said yesterday that it is buying a 35 percent stake in Medscape Inc., the No. 1 Internet site aimed at doctors, in exchange for $150 million worth of advertising and promotion.New York-based Medscape, whose Web site for medical professionals has more than 1.1 million registered users, will be permitted to use the CBS trademark and eye logo. It also will be promoted for seven years on CBS' network and TV stations, and its radio and billboard operations.
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