It was Tuesday morning, the day after Labor Day, and Diane Sawyer was smiling brightly and wearing black. Toward the top of the hour, Chris Cuomo, one of her co-anchors on Good Morning America, looked at the camera and ran through the morning’s headlines. There was swine flu spreading rapidly through American schools, an alleged Read More
In January, Diane Sawyer will become the next anchor of ABC’s World News, replacing Charles Gibson, who will be retiring.
The move, first reported by The New York Post this morning, will make Ms. Sawyer the second woman to solo anchor an evening broadcast news show.
Ms. Sawyer’s contract as one of the Read More
After all the controversy, ABC News’ prime-time town-hall-style interview with the president, Questions for the President: Prescription for America, put up so-so ratings on Wednesday night.
At the 10 p.m. hour, the special, moderated by Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson, attracted 4.7 million viewers. That’s slighly more than half the audience that tuned in Read More
First, it was NBC News and its legions of anchors, and reporters, and photographers who descended on the White House. Now, ABC News is getting its shot.
ABC’s field trip to the White House will kick off early on Wednesday, June, 24 when Good Morning America broadcasts from the South Lawn. That evening, Read More
On Saturday, Sept. 6, Drew Griffin, a correspondent for CNN, arrived with his camera crew at the home of Chuck Heath, the father of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.
Mr. Griffin was there for an interview. He had landed in Wasilla, Alaska, three days earlier, fresh off the Hurricane Gustav story, and Read More
"At times visibly nervous, at others appearing to hew so closely to prepared answers that she used the exact same phrases repeatedly, Ms. Palin most visibly stumbled when she was asked by Mr. Gibson if she agreed with the Bush doctrine. Ms. Palin did not seem to know what he was talking about. Mr. Gibson, Read More
The Obama campaign just sent supporters the following email: Did you see the debate last night?
If you did, you saw more gotcha politics and distractions than questions about the pressing issues affecting our country.
In fact, it took more than 45 minutes before Barack was asked about the economy, health care, Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C.—"Sometimes the end comes like a thief in the night," said Sam Donaldson.
Mr. Donaldson was standing on a stage at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., yesterday morning, quoting the Bible. Like the hundred or so mourners who had gathered in the large auditorium, Mr. Donaldson was struggling to make sense of the sudden Read More
It’s that time of the year when, all across New York, even more TV anchors, producers, and news crews are getting ready to pack up their bags and head out to the frontlines of the presidential campaigns.
That group includes, ABC’s Charlie Gibson, who will soon be heading out to New Hampshire.
On Read More
The Huffington Post notes that NBC Nightly News had almost a million more viewers last week than the week before, putting it back on top in the ratings–and attributes the bump, plausibly, to anchor Brian Williams’ much-hyped November 3 appearance on Saturday Night Live.
The obvious lesson the networks will draw is Read More