It doesn’t surprise many that Susan Zirinsky, the CBS News producer, was the inspiration for Holly Hunter’s Jane Craig character in Broadcast News.
On a recent Monday afternoon, she was uncharacteristically static for a moment as she stared at a framed poster for Three Days in September, a documentary about the 2004 Chechen Read More
On Jan. 10, 2005, CBS President Leslie Moonves sent his employees a novella-length memo with the subject line “The Independent Panel Issues its report.”
CBS had formed said independent panel months earlier, in the fall of 2004, in order to investigate the development, preparation and aftermath of Dan Rather and company’s flawed report on Read More
We were sad to hear that vile MTV couple Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag will be ruining one of our favorite shows by making an appearance on How I Met Your Mother in January. But, while doing some research, we came across a website that cheered us up.
On last Read More
This weekend, The New York Times ran an obituary for Lou Dorfsman, who spent decades as CBS’s creative director. Mr. Dorfsman was granted incredible latitude in developing the network’s signature look on air, in print, and in the company’s Black Rock headquarters where he was tasked with, "selecting the type and making certain Read More
Variety‘s Michael Schneider reports that husband-and-wife comedy team Samantha Bee and Jason Jones will be developing a sit-com for CBS. The duo are both correspondents for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. (This comes via the Huffington Post’s Media vertical.)
Mr. Schneider describes the show, which will be co-written Read More
It’s always been a huge bummer to find your favorite TV show episode on YouTube only to have the content police take it down within minutes. But now, in their scramble to increase ad revenues, YouTubehas the daggers out for sites like Hulu, NBC.com and ABC.com by offering full-length episodes of TV shows Read More
Sam Querrey, the 21-year-old American men’s tennis player who has never made it past the third round at a Grand Slam tournament, is moving on to the Round of 16.
He just finished thrasing the lovable Croatian Ivo Karlovic 7-6, 7-6, 6-2 in a nearly flawless performance: 45 winners to 13 unforced errors.
In Read More
Recently, CBS paid nearly $2 billion to purchase CNET, a San Francisco-based company that owns a diverse network of Web sites.
Was the purchase by CBS a smart idea?
Um, probably not.
That’s the conclusion of James Surowiecki of the New Yorker, who writes about the merger in the Read More
CBS has just announced plans to acquire online media company, CNET, in a deal worth $1.8 billion.
The press release says: "The acquisition will make CBS one of the 10 most popular Internet companies in the United States, with a combined 54 million unique users per month, and approximately 200 million users worldwide."
Most of Read More
Today, for the umpteenth time, the legal teams of Dan Rather and CBS appeared back in court in lower Manhattan, for yet another round of legal gymnastics over Mr. Rather’s $70 million civil suit against his former employers.
Nearly two weeks ago, on April 10, Justice Ira Gammerman of the New York Supreme Court made Read More