“I remember in the old days, five, six years ago, we used to go out into the fine jungle of live television. It was an exquisite sensation—a little like making love, a little like being in the electric chair—to know that one million people were listening to you at that instant … Now it’s more Read More
Veteran Newsman Ted Koppel is not pleased with Fox News and MSNBC.
The former ABC anchor and current “BBC World News America” contributor expressed his displeasure with the current state of cable news in an editorial that will appear in Sunday’s Washington Post.
“We live now in a cable news universe that celebrates Read More
Andrew Koppel, the son of Nightline anchor Ted Koppel, died early Monday morning after a day of drinking.
The late Mr. Koppel was one of four children and lived in Queens with his girlfriend and daughter. The Post has the story. Read More
On Tuesday afternoon, ABC News President David Westin wrote a lengthy memo to his staff detailing the network’s plans to significantly reduce its work force in the weeks and months ahead. We’re still digesting much of the memo, but one sentence immediately caught our attention.
“Our programs are stronger today than they were ten Read More
“Old anchormen don’t go away, they keep coming back for more,” Walter Cronkite said in his last broadcast, as the Observer‘s Felix Gillette reminded his Twitter followers this morning.
And so, here comes Ted Koppel. Maybe.
Politico reports that Mr. Koppel–who friends say would prefer to be secretary of state–is in Read More
Ted Koppel is leaving the Discovery Channel six months before the end of his contract, it was announced today.
The move has since touched off speculation that Mr. Koppel made the move in order to become the next moderator of NBC News’ Meet the Press.
Mr. Koppel’s name has Read More
In recent weeks, as NBC executives continue to search for a long term replacement for the late Tim Russert as the moderator of Meet the Press, several TV news insiders have speculated to the Media Mob that Ted Koppel was a possibility.
So much for that.
Today, TV Newser has an Read More
Pace University’s three-day “Aftershock” conference (“Rethinking the Future Since Sept. 11″) will have closed its curtains by the weekend.
Katie Couric weighs in tonight with an assessment of national security while Ted Koppel will dig in Sunday.
The two photo exhibits downtown will stick around Read More
June 20, 2006, was a lovely Tuesday summer evening. In Carroll Gardens, the strip of neighborhood restaurants along Smith Street buzzed pleasantly. At the tiny eatery Saul, a throwback group of middle-aged to elderly folks, many of them Italian-Americans, were raising their glasses to one of their favorite sons: a real-estate broker named Allan Gerovitz. Read More
Spike Lee’s Inside Man, from a screenplay by Russell Gewirtz, has been so exhaustively excoriated by my esteemed colleague, Rex Reed, in this paper two weeks ago that I hesitated at first to bring up the subject at all at this late date. For one thing, Mr. Reed gave away every last plot twist in Read More