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Did Roger Goodell save his job? Anthony Weiner on why the public doesn't trust the media; the ethical challenges for journalists in reporting on ISIS propaganda videos

Did Roger Goodell save his job? Anthony Weiner on why the public doesn't trust the media; the ethical challenges for journalists in reporting on ISIS propaganda videos

Amazon unveils streaming media device
April 2nd, 2014
11:40 AM ET

Amazon unveils streaming media device

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent

Amazon wants to be the brain inside your big-screen TV.

On Wednesday the company introduced a box called Amazon fireTV that enables television sets to access Internet programming, including streaming shows from its Amazon Prime subscription service.

With the device, Amazon joins competitors like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Roku that want to power consumers' TV-watching, replacing (or - more likely - supplementing) the set top boxes from cable and satellite companies that sit in most living rooms.

The device may help advance Amazon's streaming TV ambitions. The company has started to introduce original shows, like "Alpha House" and "Betas," and has spent handsome sums of money to secure exclusive rights to other shows, like past seasons of Fox's "24." But its streaming service is a fraction of the size of Netflix.

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Filed under: Amazon • Apple • Blog • Netflix • Reliable Sources
Michael Strahan on verge of joining 'Good Morning America'
April 2nd, 2014
10:22 AM ET

Michael Strahan on verge of joining 'Good Morning America'

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent

Michael Strahan is on the verge of joining the cast of ABC's "Good Morning America," people with knowledge of the network's plans say.

Strahan, the former New York Giants defensive end turned media star, won't be replacing any individual.

Instead, he'll be an addition to the top-rated show, popping up in various segments starting at 7 a.m. before shuttling one mile north to the talk show he already co-hosts at 9 a.m. with Kelly Ripa, "Live with Kelly and Michael." The ABC News executives who oversee "GMA" have been holding talks with Strahan for months.

Strahan's role could be announced later this week, the people said. They insisted on anonymity because the news had not been made public by ABC yet.

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Filed under: Blog • Good Morning America