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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 and The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2013
How bad did the Ravens look in their 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday? So, bad that CBS analyst Dan “I never publicly like to call a player or coach out” Fouts called them out at the start of the second half for the unimaginable gaffe of getting a delay of game penalty after taking a timeout. Honestly, I don't know which was worse Sunday - watching the Ravens lose the way they did to the Steelers or having to watch it on CBS, which delivered another hopelessly flawed telecast.
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By Cox News Service | February 13, 1991
Is Dan Rather on his way out as anchor of "The CBS Evening News"? Highly regarded sources such as the Wall Street Journal, New York's Newsday, the Los Angeles Times and several anonymous network employees seem to think so. At the very least, Mr. Rather appears to be on his way out as solo anchor.Connie Chung, whose interview specials "Face to Face" are popular among viewers, is believed to be the most likely candidate for a co-anchor, although "Face the Nation's" Lesley Stahl is also believed to be in the running.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2013
Each week during the football season, I write about the Ravens telecasts on my blog and in the Monday paper. And each Monday and Tuesday, network publicists, executives and announcers, directors and producers write or call and say I am being too harsh. But each Monday and Tuesday, die-hard Ravens fans, who watched the team on TV, also email, call and tweet. And you know what they say? I wasn't being harsh enough. Fans from other markets write, too, with the same message. So, in an effort to help educate outfits like CBS Sports about how discontented some fans are with their cut-rate telecasts, starting today, I am going to try and do a post with reader comments on the telecasts each week -- usually Monday afternoon or Tuesday 6 a.m. posting at Z on TV. If you want credit for your critique of the bozos in the booth, add a line to your email or call telling me it is OK to include your name.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,sun television critic | September 6, 2006
A feature on Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan reported in breathless tabloid fashion by correspondent Lara Logan. An essay by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock in which he decried the lack of civil discourse. The first televised pictures of Suri Cruise, child of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. And anchorwoman Katie Couric showing lots of leg during a taped, sit-down interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman. These offerings made up much of the first telecast of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, which aired last night.
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March 6, 2006
March 6 1857: In its "Dred Scott" decision, the Supreme Court held that Scott, a slave, could not sue for his freedom in federal court. 1906: Comedian Lou Costello was born in Paterson, N.J. 1981: Walter Cronkite signed off for the last time as principal anchorman of the CBS Evening News.
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By Stephen Battaglio and Stephen Battaglio,Hollywood Reporter | May 10, 1995
Don't look for CBS to make any changes to the Dan Rather-Connie Chung news anchor team before the network's affiliate meeting next month.Sources at the network said despite the sagging ratings -- mostly because of a weaker affiliate station lineup -- and mounds of press criticizing the "CBS Evening News" team, there are no immediate plans to break it up. A spokeswoman for CBS News had no comment on reports that "60 Minutes" anchor Ed Bradley was a possible...
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | December 29, 1995
Low ratings and a lack of vision cost Eric Ober his job as president of CBS News yesterday, as the new Westinghouse management team made its first major move at the struggling network since talking control last month."
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | May 19, 1992
ABC News boss Roone Arledge may be courting another CBS female anchorstar.Buzz in New York is that Mr. Arledge, who lured Diane Sawyer away from "60 Minutes" a few years ago, is talking to Connie Chung about jumping ship. Again. (She went from CBS to NBC to CBS.) Ms. Chung's $1 million-a-year CBS contract has expired and she's working month-to-month.ABC is looking for a co-anchor to join Forrest Sawyer on its new newsmagazine. (It's been pushed back to midseason.) Ms.Chung hasn't had much to do at CBS except anchor the Sunday "CBS Evening News" and do an occasional "Face to Face" special.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | May 28, 2006
"They say, Katie, you're like a flame / into our lives you came." -- lyric from Stone Phillips' "Goodbye to Katie" TODAY / / 7 a.m. weekdays / / Katie Couric's final day on the show is Wednesday / / WBAL (Channel 11) Couric at a glance Born: Jan. 7, 1957 Hometown: Arlington, Va. Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Virginia Awards: Peabody Joined "Today" as co-anchor: April 4, 1991 Most memorable story: Couric had a colonoscopy on TV on March 6, 2000, to heighten awareness of the procedure Family: Two daughters.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2011
It was deja vu all over again for viewers of WJZ-TV's 11 p.m. news who had watched the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" earlier Tuesday. Instead of seeing the Baltimore faces of Denise Koch and Vic Carter at 11 p.m. after a night of CBS new-season programming Tuesday, viewers found the station running seven minutes of Pelley's network broadcast that had aired at 7 p.m. How does that happen at a network-owned station? Here is the explanation from K.C. Robertson, WJZ spokesperson: “The station's main production switcher experienced a critical failure late Tuesday evening," Robertson said in an email response to the Sun. "The equipment failure prevented the news broadcast from starting on time at 11p.m.  Between 11p.m.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK | January 28, 2009
CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric and the CBS Evening News come to prime time tonight, and if you haven't been watching the broadcast the past six months or so, I urge you to take this opportunity to check Couric and her newscast out. Here's the cynical explanation as to why the evening news for the first time will be shown in prime time: Fox has American Idol scheduled in the same time slot, so what has CBS to lose by throwing Couric up against it? In fact, CBS will save money by not having to put an expensive entertainment show on only to see it clobbered in the ratings.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | August 24, 2008
Next week, Katie Couric will celebrate her second anniversary as anchor of the CBS Evening News. Given the nature of that tenure, however, "celebrate" might not be quite the right word. "Can't win for losing," is the phrase Couric used to describe parts of the past two years in an interview last week. "It's been, quite candidly, pretty tough some of the time for me in my new job," she says. After a cosmic build-up in the summer of 2006 and a huge, first-night tune-in of about 13 million viewers to see the popular star of NBC's Today show assume the chair once held by Walter Cronkite, the wheels quickly started to come off Couric's new show.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | November 15, 2007
Walter Cronkite, the most widely known and respected anchorman in network TV history, will be joining the Columbia-based Retirement Living TV channel on Tuesday as a weekly commentator. The 91-year-old journalist, who was anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News during its heyday from 1962 to 1981, will appear on videotape delivering editorial commentaries every Tuesday during the Daily Cafe, a two-hour noontime program anchored by former CNN newscasters Bobbie Battista and Felicia Taylor.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun television critic | September 20, 2007
Longtime CBS anchorman Dan Rather is suing his former employer for $70 million, alleging the network breached his contract, tried to destroy his reputation and ran him off as a 60 Minutes correspondent during his final days at CBS. In the lawsuit filed yesterday in Manhattan, the 75-year-old Rather revisits the 2004 "Memogate" controversy that ended his 24-year career as anchorman of the CBS Evening News. (He left the anchor desk under a cloud of controversy in March 2005.) Memogate centered on Rather alleging on the basis of unverified documents that President Bush received preferential treatment in the Texas Air National Guard during his tour of duty at the time of the Vietnam War. CBS News was forced to retract the story and apologize for the charges that Rather made.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun Reporter | November 30, 2006
Keeping her charm in check, Katie Couric made her first foray overseas yesterday as anchor of the CBS Evening News, hosting the show from Amman, Jordan. President Bush was to have held a summit there with Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, but the meeting was unexpectedly postponed for a day, leaving Couric and her competitors at NBC and ABC scrambling to fill their broadcasts and Bush cooling his heels. The CBS anchor was plainly primed to deflate criticism that her performance has been overly chatty since she assumed the anchor position at CBS on Sept.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | February 14, 1991
The first major aftershock from gulf war coverage was felt at CBS News yesterday.Tom Bettag, the executive producer of "The CBS Evening News With Dan Rather," was replaced, effective immediately, by Erik Sorenson, the executive producer of "CBS This Morning" for the last year.CBS News' official explanation, given by Tom Goodman, director of press information, was, "We believed it simply was time to make a change."But there was more to the change than that.The move was a direct result of the performance by CBS News in covering the gulf war. Dan Rather and company's efforts thus far have been a critical and ratings disaster.
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By Los Angeles Times | January 23, 1991
NEW YORK AIDS activists rushed onto the sets of the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" and PBS's "MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour" last night, disrupting the live broadcasts with their protests about the lack of news coverage of AIDS during the Persian Gulf crisis.As Rather was beginning the CBS evening newscast, one protester jumped in front of the camera, shouting, "Fight AIDS, not Arabs!" The camera shifted off Rather and then momentarily went to black.Rather later mentioned the incident on the air, saying, "I want to apologize to you for the way the broadcast came on the air tonight.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,sun television critic | September 6, 2006
A feature on Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan reported in breathless tabloid fashion by correspondent Lara Logan. An essay by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock in which he decried the lack of civil discourse. The first televised pictures of Suri Cruise, child of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. And anchorwoman Katie Couric showing lots of leg during a taped, sit-down interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman. These offerings made up much of the first telecast of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, which aired last night.
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By Verne Gay and Verne Gay,NEWSDAY | September 4, 2006
Just about midway through the past century, the guys who ran CBS decided to change the anchorman of the Evening News. Then as now, anchormen changes didn't happen with the flip of a coin, so there was a long debate about what to do. The bosses went through a long list of guys, but the news president at the time liked urbane Charles Collingwood, one of Edward R. Murrow's boys. The entertainment boss liked this slick, handsome, smart guy by the name of Mike Wallace or, if he wasn't available, a guy named Clete Roberts who was anchoring the local news in Los Angeles.
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