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CNN names Jeff Zucker as new chief

Jeff Zucker

Incoming CNN President Jeff Zucker said Thursday that he intends to make the network more "vibrant and exciting" while broadening the programming on television's original but struggling cable news outlet. The former NBC Universal chief's long-rumored selection as CNN president was announced Thursday. He'll start in January and report to Phil Kent, who runs all the Turner networks for parent company Time Warner.


Fox News just showed a guy shoot himself in the head.

They were following a car chase and the guy got out, started running, and then shoot himself in the head. Shepard Smith was joking and then got caught off guard. Don't ask why I was watching Fox News.


September 11 attacks, Katrina top list of memorable U.S. TV moments

Watching news coverage of the September 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina disaster, and the O.J. Simpson murder verdict proved to be the most impactful TV moments of the past 50 years in the United States, according to a study released Wednesday.


Anderson Cooper: I'm Gay

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper has, at long last, publicly said he is gay. Cooper made the announcement in an email to writer Andrew Sullivan. "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," he wrote.


TV review: ‘60 Minutes’ bids a too-fast farewell to tough ol’ Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

CBS’s “60 Minutes” spent its hour Sunday night doing the thing it had always dreaded but nevertheless was well prepared to do: sending off Mike Wallace.


Keith Olbermann: 'I screwed up'

Keith Olbermann and David Letterman

Days after a very public termination from the Current TV network, controversial on-air personality Keith Olbermann admitted he "screwed up," in an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" Tuesday evening.


NBC to probe its handling of a Trayvon story

NBC is launching an internal investigation into its handling of a news story on a 911 call from the Trayvon Martin case.


Current TV severs ties with Olbermann

Keith Olbermann

Current TV's co-founders, including former Vice President Al Gore, announced Friday that the network has ousted its highest-profile on-air personality, Keith Olbermann. "Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers," Gore and Joel Hyatt wrote in an "open letter" to viewers on Current's website. "Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it."

Senh: That was fast.


Christine O'Donnell: Piers Morgan was sexually harassing me

Christine O'Donnell is defending her decision to walk off Piers Morgan's CNN show by saying he was asking sexually harassing questions -- including "sex questions that he would not ask of a man."


MSNBC chief lauds Sharpton but no job offer yet

MSNBC's possible hiring of the Rev. Al Sharpton doesn't represent a conflict of interest for the cable channel, its president said.


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