Sunday, November 23

CNN's Sara Sidner and a media lawyer explain what it's like to cover Ferguson; big-name anchors are secretly meeting with Darren Wilson; Bill Cosby pressures an AP reporter.

CNN's Sara Sidner and a media lawyer explain what it's like to cover Ferguson; big-name anchors are secretly meeting with Darren Wilson; Bill Cosby pressures an AP reporter.

June 29th, 2014
11:51 AM ET

Sawyer to depart ABC anchor desk

TV news legend Dan Rather gives Jeffrey Toobin his take on the big changes at ABC News, where Diane Sawyer will be replaced as "World News" anchor by David Muir and new "chief anchor" George Stephanopoulos.


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David Muir to replace Diane Sawyer on "World News"
June 25th, 2014
09:55 AM ET

David Muir to replace Diane Sawyer on "World News"

By Brian Stelter, CNN

Diane Sawyer will step down from ABC's flagship nightly newscast, "World News," in August, ABC said Wednesday.

David Muir, the weekend "World News" anchor, will replace her starting September 2.

The announcement ends months of speculation about a transition at ABC's anchor desk.

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, Muir will not be the main anchor for big breaking news stories or elections - that spot will go to "Good Morning America" co-host George Stephanopoulos, who will have the title "chief anchor."

FULL STORY

 

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Disproving predictions of nightly newscasts' demise
May 27th, 2014
02:05 PM ET

Disproving predictions of nightly newscasts' demise

By Brian Stelter, CNN 

The next time I'm asked about the relevance of the network nightly news, my answer will involve Edward Snowden and Hillary Clinton.

Later this week, NBC will feature Snowden's first television interview since he decided to leak top-secret NSA documents to Glenn Greenwald and other reporters. The questioner is Brian Williams, the anchor of the "NBC Nightly News."

In a couple of weeks, ABC will have Clinton's first interview about her book "Hard Choices." The interviewer is Diane Sawyer, the anchor of "World News."

These are two Q&A's that every television network wanted to have — "big gets" at a time when there are fewer and fewer of them.

FULL STORY...

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May 11th, 2014
12:59 PM ET

MSNBC, ABC in Cinco de Mayo flap

Univision’s Maria Elena Salinas gives her reaction to two Cinco de Mayo segments that played upon stereotypical images of Mexicans.


Filed under: ABC • Blog • MSNBC
George Stephanopoulos renews ABC contract
April 24th, 2014
04:40 PM ET

George Stephanopoulos renews ABC contract

By Brian Stelter, CNN

George Stephanopoulos just nipped months of television industry speculation in the bud.

His contract with ABC was due to come up for renewal at the end of this year. People inside that Disney (DISFortune 500)-owned network and at rivals had already started to wonder whether Stephanopoulos would stay with ABC, and if so, at what price.

But ABC News put any fears of Stephanopoulos leaving to rest Thursday by confirming that he had already signed a new contract.

Stephanopoulos, one of the network news division's most important players, will continue to co-host "Good Morning America" on weekdays and host "This Week" on Sundays.

Read more of Brian's article on CNN.com here. 

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December 29th, 2013
12:47 PM ET

Welcoming in 2014

Brian Stelter talks with Ryan Seacrest about hosting another “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin about their New Year’s Eve special. 

December 8th, 2013
12:37 PM ET

Bashir resigns amid scandal

Eric Deggans, Paul Farhi, Jane Hall and Brian Stelter assess the fallout from the MSNBC host’s controversial comments, apology and resignation.


Filed under: ABC • Good Morning America • Martin Bashir • Media • Media Criticism • MSNBC • Sam Champion
May 19th, 2013
01:09 PM ET

ABC’s talking points flub

Jennifer Rubin, David Shuster, Jane Hall & Howard Kurtz on ABC’s reporting on the Benghazi talking points emails.


Filed under: ABC • Benghazi
What we're reading this week
March 21st, 2013
04:26 PM ET

What we're reading this week

By Laura Koran, CNN

Topics we’ll be covering this Sunday include a survey on the state of the media and a new biography of media mogul Roger Ailes. In the mean time, here are some other stories Reliable Sources found interesting.

Predicting the future – How will the world look 25 years from now? How will we travel? Work? Consume information? Spend our free time? These are some of the questions that the Los Angeles Times Magazine tried to answer in a special 1988 issue and, believe it or not, some of the forecasts were dead on. The magazine correctly predicted modern e-mail and the use of Botox. Some of their predictions, like robot maids, seem to have missed the mark, but if Harlem Shake videos can take the world by storm, can “futura-rock” really be far behind?

Child labor? – He may look young, but David Muir has been in the news business for over a quarter century. That’s because the ABC World News weekend anchor started his first internship at the tender age of 13. Muir spoke with TV Guide about those early years working at a local television station in his hometown of Syracuse, where his co-workers charted his growth on the wall and made fun of his changing voice.

Twitter turns 7 – It may be hard for some to believe given how ubiquitous Twitter has become in such a short period of time, but the social networking site celebrated its 7th birthday today. Over the past seven years, the social media site has allowed people to send their 140-character-or-less thoughts (the good, the bad and the totally inane) out to the universe. To celebrate the big day, CNN has compiled a list of unforgettable tweets from the site’s better known micro-bloggers.

What are you reading this week?

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March 10th, 2013
12:52 PM ET

My Two Cents: How the Menendez story crumbled

Howard Kurtz on new revelations that cast doubt on the veracity of prostitution allegations against Senator Bob Menendez.


Filed under: ABC • Blog • Reliable Sources • The Daily Caller • Washington Post
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