Over the past year, Armen Keteyian, the chief investigative correspondent for CBS News, has reported on cyber-thieves in New Jersey, murder-for-hire plots in Wisconsin and teenage bomb-makers in Atlanta. But these days, Mr. Keteyian is hard at work on a story much closer to home—namely, alleged blackmail plots within his own newsroom.
On Oct.3, Read More
Last week, on Friday, Oct. 9, Wayne Nelson, the executive producer for Dan Rather Reports, was sitting in his office at HDNet’s headquarters in New York when an incredulous staff member ran in. Have you seen the promos for this weekend’s 60 Minutes, producer Meredith Ramsey asked? The clips touted an upcoming piece by Bob Read More
You can’t be victimized by criminals, explained David Letterman on the Late Show Monday night. You have to push back.
Outside the fortified walls of the Ed Sullivan Theater, a full moon hung in the sky. Mr. Letterman must have been tired. For the past several weeks, not only had he been pushing back, Read More
Not long ago, shortly after dawn, Don Imus sat behind a live microphone and let his mind linger for a moment on Hillary Clinton’s wardrobe. The day before, he had watched Harry Smith on CBS’s Face the Nation interview Secretary of State Clinton about such things as Iran’s nuclear ambitions. What, Mr. Imus now wondered, Read More
Not long ago, in the spring of 2009, Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin, the husband-and-wife writing team, were running late on a crucial project. In a few short weeks, their half-hour series, Hung, would be premiering on HBO. At the time, they were busy cutting the all-important title sequence. On the morning it was due, Read More
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
Not long ago, on a Wednesday night in July in Washington, D.C., a veteran NBC News executive producer named David Corvo stood onstage inside the U.S. Capitol visitors center and addressed a room full of several hundred bureaucrats, military staffers, journalists and District gadflies gathered to watch a preview of a new NBC series, called Read More
Earlier this summer, when Brian Graden announced in an email to colleagues that he would be stepping down as the president of entertainment at MTV Networks at the end of the year, he didn’t cite the reasons typically invoked by media executives on their way out the door. He wasn’t starting a Huffington Post–meets–something-or-other Internet Read More
Decades ago, when Pat Buchanan was working as an adviser to President Richard Nixon, he looked forward to the administration’s televised press conferences, which were held infrequently and with caution. At the time, Mr. Nixon’s relationship with the Washington press corps was fraught with tension. For Mr. Buchanan, the high potential for acrimony turned every Read More
Not long ago, the accomplished war correspondents Damien and Diana Cave were watching TV in their apartment in Miami, where Mr. Cave is now the bureau chief for The New York Times, when they saw a trailer for a new summer show on NBC.
The promo crackled with action. A man in military clothing Read More