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  1. cable news news
    Katie Couric Turned Down Larry King’s CNN GigBut she still might work with the cable news network.
  2. in other news
    Scott Brown’s American Idol Star Daughter Joins CBS Early ShowAyla Brown has a new job.
  3. in other news
    ABC and CBS Newscasts Hit Record Lows in First QuarterBut things aren’t so dismal at NBC.
  4. tiger catches tail
    CBS Turned Down Chance to Interview TigerAfter learning of five-minute time limit, network declined opportunity to become third channel to air an interview.
  5. sporty things
    Obama Is Also a CBS Commentator for NCAA BasketballJust a typical guys night out.
  6. anchors away!
    Dan Rather’s Last Request for Appeal DeniedAnd so the former CBS anchor’s breach-of-contract suit against his former employer thuds to a halt, finally.
  7. bad ideas
    CBS Encourages People to Give the Gift of a Pap SmearThat’s probably not a good idea.
  8. america’s sweetheart
    Sarah Palin Only Agreed to Be Interviewed by Katie Couric Because She Felt Sorry for HerThe vice-presidential candidate thought she could help the anchor with her “low self-esteem.”
  9. media
    Did 60 Minutes Rip Off Dan Rather?60 Minutes story looks just like Dan Rather story.
  10. latenightpocalypse
    Quinnipiac University to Warn Its Delicate Flowers Away From Sex Pervert David Letterman“We will have a discussion with those in charge of placing our interns at the David Letterman show in the future,” the Connecticut college says.
  11. in other news
    Dan Rather’s Suit Against CBS DismissedThe judge was kind of harsh in his decision.
  12. panic-demics
    CBS’s Harry Smith Might Have Swine Flu, Might Just Be HumanAfter all, who isn’t achy after a 25-mile bike ride in the rain, followed by a night of dancing?
  13. in other news
    Walter Cronkite Has DiedWalter Cronkite, legendary anchorman and the “most trusted man in America,” died this evening at the age of 92.
  14. 21 questions
    CBS 2 Anchor Kate Sullivan Chooses to Believe in Emergen-CThe morning-television personality fills out our trademark questionnaire.
  15. media deathwatch
    The Media’s Christmas HangoverSome media workers got pink slips in their stockings this Christmas. Others nursed hard liquor in order to stay alive.
  16. in other news
    Katie’s Having a ComebackFor the fourth week in a row, she’s steadily beating her ratings from last year.
  17. media deathwatch
    Local Political Reporting Takes a Blow, As Does NewsweekNow people are just saying mean things.
  18. in other news
    Bob Schieffer vs. David Gregory: It Is ONThe ‘Face the Nation’ host promises to ‘beat’ his competitor’s ‘brains out.’ Er?
  19. in other news
    Why Oh Why Won’t Barack Obama Call on Fox News Reporters?If you think it’s because he’s keeping a grudge, then why did he call on that whiny dude from CBS?
  20. Sumner Redstone Sells Midway GamesAw. And we thought he was going to Mortal Kombat his way out of this mess.
  21. in other news
    Re-Empowered Katie Couric Would ‘Like an Hour’ of ‘Evening News’In a new interview, Couric indicates she’d like to capitalize on her regained popularity.
  22. white men without money
    Rupert Murdoch Eyeing Sumner Redstone’s Problems With GleeAfter years of trying to position himself as a rival to Murdoch, Redstone’s getting what he asked for.
  23. Sumner Redstone Will Never Sell (Again)He won’t sell off any more shares of CBS or Viacom despite serious oncoming debt deadlines.
  24. early and often
    Sarah Palin’s Latest Interview Is Making People SadIt’s not really funny anymore when Sarah Palin can’t answer a question.
  25. 21 questions
    New ‘Survivor’ Castmate Charlie Herschel Thinks Patrick Wilson Is the Hottest Man AliveNew York’s representative in Gabon answers our extra-special questionnaire.
  26. company town
    Meredith Vieira Officially More Powerful Than Katie CouricAccording to ‘Forbes,’ at least. Plus, today’s real estate, law, media, and financial news.
  27. company town
    Ben Affleck to Play a Reporter … in Real LifeThe actor-vist will report from eastern Congo for ‘Nightline’; and other media, law, finance, and real-estate news.
  28. in other news
    Sexy Baghdad Correspondents Get It On in the Green ZoneCNN’s Michael Ware, he of the crooked nose and devilish stubble, had a fling with CBS’ Lara Logan — and it broke one defense contractor’s heart.
  29. company town
    Fox News Sicced Bill O’Reilly on NBC’s Punk AssThin-skinned media bigwigs trade insults, Microsoft and Yahoo continue to make eyes at each other across the boardroom table, and a mysterious, rich felon moves into the Plaza … all in today’s roundup of media, finance, law and real-estate news.
  30. company town
    Right Now, Sean Avery Is Getting Anna Wintour StarbucksThe injured Ranger begins his tour of duty at ‘Vogue,’ Carl Icahn’s battle with Yahoo heats up, and Donald Trump is in another fight … in today’s roundup of media, finance, real-estate and law news.
  31. company town
    If Murdoch Really Hires a New ‘WSJ’ Managing Editor, Who Will It Be?Citigroup’s ban on fruit, ice-cream-truck wars, praise for Frank Gehry, and more in our daily industry roundup.
  32. in other news
    Dan Rather Refiles Suit, Adds ChargesThis time, he claims that CBS prevented him from working anywhere else after he left the network.
  33. intel
    Barbara Walters and Senator Edward Brooke: The Secret Was Already OutTheir affair was the talk of the town while it was happening, discussed in a gossip column and even, notably, once on television.
  34. company town
    Eliot Spitzer Saga to Be Made Into Enron-Style BookAlso in our daily industry roundup: No recession! High-end boutiques on the LES! And law professors suing students!
  35. in other news
    Even Though Larry King Will Stay at CNN, Couric Could Still Come OverLarry might not have a lock on the 9 p.m. time slot, leaving a perfect, Katie-size opening.
  36. company town
    Dan Rather Back in Court and Feeling ‘Pretty Good’Also news about Yahoo, JPMorgan, the Sulzbergers, and Citigroup in our daily industry roundup.
  37. company town
    Les Moonves Has Bigger Fish to Fry Than Katie CouricHe’s got to deal with Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, who the ‘Post’ says is out for Moonves’s neck.
  38. in other news
    Les Moonves Comes Out for KatieBut we don’t think he did it aggressively enough. Where’s that fighting spirit?
  39. company town
    JPMorgan’s Up, GE’s Down, and Google’s Still Up in the AirPlus law, real estate, and media news in our daily roundup.
  40. in other news
    The Couric Countdown Has Already BegunAs we learn more about the meetings and discussions behind yesterday’s report that Couric may leave CBS in 2009, it seems like she’s already planning life after the evening news.
  41. it just happened
    Dan Rather’s Lawsuit Pared Down to the Boring PartsA Manhattan judge has taken all the fun out of Dan Rather’s $70 million suit against his former employer by tossing out the conspiracy theories.
  42. in other news
    Katie Couric’s Last StandReports are now saying she won’t last through next year. But what will she do next? We have an idea!
  43. gossipmonger
    Somebody Get Jerry Seinfeld’s Cars Off the RoadJerry has more car trouble, Cindy Adams takes the stand, and Shelley Ross gets the last cackle in today’s roundup of all the dish from New York’s gossip columns.
  44. company town
    Bernanke Says That a Recession Is ‘Possible’As both the economy and the media seem to be contracting, Jared Kushner solidiers on, throwing himself into a new project after his breakup with Ivanka. All this and more in our roundup of finance, media, law, and real-estate news.
  45. gossipmonger
    For Cecilia Sarkozy, Revenge Is a Dish Best Served During the Venetian HourCecilia Sarkozy, the ex-wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, is set to get married to PR exec Richard Attias in New York on March 22. (Friends say it’s a “revenge” wedding.) Shelley Ross was so hated in her capacity as executive producer of CBS’ The Early Show that CBS News president Sean McManus didn’t even wait to find a replacement before firing her. Colin Farrell tried hitting on model Meghan Lowther at the Rose Bar, but found out the hard way that she has a boyfriend. The April issue of Elle features an interview given by Michelle Williams right after she broke up with Heath Ledger. New York real-estate giant Steven Fisher, best known for turning the aircraft carrier Intrepid into a museum, is trying to get his own TV show. Gossip Girl’s Conor Paolo wants, uh, Daniel Day-Lewis to join the cast.
  46. in other news
    In Defense of ‘Early Show’ Producer Shelley RossShelley Ross, the executive producer of CBS’ Early Show, whose staffers were complaining about her last week, has been out of the office all week, and her things “were seen being taken out of her office” yesterday. “Page Six” thinks she’s probably been fired, and they give a whole rundown of the terrible sins she supposedly committed against her staff, culminating in a quote from former colleague Charlie Gibson, who reportedly muttered at a funeral they both attended over the weekend, “It took us six years to get rid of her. How come it only took them five months?” Maybe it’s because we once had a boss who instituted an office-wide “tackling policy” and occasionally spoke to us through the zipper on his pants, but we maintain our position that Ross’s staff sounds like a bunch of babies and that she has been, perhaps, unfairly maligned.
  47. in other news
    CBS Gives Katie Couric Another Thing Not to Smile AboutIf Katie Couric had a real Facebook page, one that just her friends could see, for the past couple of years you could just imagine that it would have this constant status update: “Katie Couric is disappointed.” After her ratings at CBS News slumped and the network became less supportive of her, you might imagine that she’s sort of just generally a little disillusioned all the time. So you almost forget that there might be specific things that she’s disappointed about. Like presidential primary debates, for example. Today, we learn from the Observer that she wanted to host one (as anchors tend to do — Anderson Cooper alone moderated, like, fifteen), but for various reasons a CBS debate never materialized.
  48. intel
    Anchor Dan Rather Left Out of ‘48 Hours’ Twentieth-Anniversary PartyEverybody who is anybody in television news — with one glaring omission — showed up for last week’s twentieth-anniversary blowout for 48 Hours, which, after 60 Minutes, is CBS News’ most durable magazine program. On hand for the party in the twentieth-floor lounge at 230 Fifth Avenue were CBS chairman Leslie Moonves, CBS News president Sean McManus, 48 Hours executive producer Susan Zirinsky, former CBS president Sir Howard Stringer, and former news president Andrew Heyward. Missing was Dan Rather. The original anchor of 48 Hours — who, along with Stringer, got the show off the ground in 1986 with a highly rated pilot, “48 Hours on Crack Street,” and pushed the network suits to put it on the weekly schedule — wasn’t invited. In an awkward phone call before the celebration, Zirinsky explained to Rather that he couldn’t come under the circumstances.
  49. in other news
    The ‘Early Show’ Office Is More or Less As Dysfunctional As YoursEarly Show producer Shelley Ross’s staff is revolting against her! Apparently 21 people have left the CBS program since she started in September, and others are, well, just complaining to “Page Six.” “I can’t stand working here anymore. I can’t stand people being humiliated this way,” one producer told the paper today. Beefs include the fact that Ross supposedly wants everyone to work 18-hour days, made one producer read an apology after he joked about the lameness of a segment they were doing on people who were “addicted to lip balm,” and told a guy to reschedule a colonoscopy because it was sweeps week. “I’ve seen a lot of crazy people, but she takes the cake,” the staffer said. Um, really? We don’t know about you, but we don’t really think this sounds that bad. This is New York, where legendarily crazy bosses flourish as potatoes do in Idaho. Hasn’t this dude ever heard of Ball-Bustin’ Bonnie ? Shriekin’ Scott Rudin? Judith “My cock is bigger than yours” Regan? A certain Prada-Wearing Devil? Chin up, dude. That said, we’re watching The Early Show right now and Harry Smith does look as though he could be wearing nipple clamps, so maybe what the CBS staffers told “Page Six” is merely the tip of the iceberg. Tantrum Time At ‘Early Show’ [NYP]
  50. in other news
    Dan Rather Rails Against ‘Corporate Overlords’ Colluding With ‘Powers in Washington’Part of what Dan Rather was hoping for, in his $70 million lawsuit against former employer CBS, was the ability to open to public scrutiny the company’s actions that led up to his ouster in 2005. So it’s no surprise that when the network asked Manhattan Supreme Court to keep documents concerning Memogate private, the former anchor got a bit upset. CBS originally said it would keep things public, but they have backed off that. Rather, who wanted the public to see all the information involving the media giant’s investigation into the origins of disputed memos about President Bush’s National Guard Service, railed against network execs. “It is a fact that corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington are intruding far too often in far too many newsrooms,” he said. “Corporate overlords? “Secret collusion”? “Powers”? What is this, a Wachowski movie? Whether or not he is right, Rather isn’t doing himself any favors in the battle to rescue his reputation. He, of all people, should know how much phrasing matters. Rather: CBS Bosses Hiding Truth [NYDN via Jossip]
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