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CBS Reporter Lara Logan Vows to Return to Work

by AOL TV Staff, posted Feb 16th 2011 11:15AM
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CBS News correspondent Lara Logan is reportedly telling friends she will not let the brutal beating and sexual assault she suffered in Egypt keep her from working.

Sources told TMZ that Logan, who is recovering at her Washington, D.C., home with her husband and two children, has vowed to return to work within weeks. One friend said, "She is going to be OK," and another noted that Logan has an "incredibly tough constitution."

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Piers Morgan on Howard Stern Feud, Sarah Palin and Dream Guests

by PopEater Staff, posted Feb 12th 2011 11:00AM
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Since Piers Morgan replaced Larry King on CNN last month, he's landed some big stars (Oprah Winfrey) and experience a few missteps (Kim and Kourtney Kardashian). But recently he's found his groove, especially with coverage of the uprisings in Egypt.

The British ex-tabloid newspaper editor spoke to PopEater about how he thinks he's doing, his "feud" with Howard Stern, the cult of Sarah Palin and more.

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More American TV Reporters Attacked in Egypt

by PopEater Staff, posted Feb 3rd 2011 4:15PM
Christiane Amanpour, Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper
As the violence between pro- and anti-government protesters in Egypt has escalated, several well-known TV journalists covering the clash have come under attack.

CNN's Anderson Cooper was punched in the face repeatedly by a pro-Mubarak mob, and now CBS's Katie Couric and ABC's Christiane Amanpour have also had frightening run-ins with angry protesters. Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot was severely beaten, according to Fox News.

"For the first time in the last few days you can really feel what dictatorship means," said CBS correspondent Lara Logan.

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'Piers Morgan Tonight' Series Premiere Recap

by Piet Levy, posted Jan 18th 2011 10:25AM
Piers Morgan If brazen CNN ads and a self-serving Twitter feed are to be believed, Piers Morgan, the outspoken TV star from 'Celebrity Apprentice' and 'America's Got Talent,' promises to be a very different talk show host than his mild-mannered predecessor Larry King.

King abdicated his CNN throne last month after 25 years, leaving an illustrious legacy, even if it was no longer a very profitable one. His show 'Larry King Live' suffered a 39 percent drop in its audience last year, contributing to a 35 percent decline in primetime for the network, according to Nielsen.

CNN may have found the right kind of straight-shooting showman in Morgan to fix its prime time problems. But that remains to be seen.

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Edwin Newman, Veteran NBC Newsman, Dies at 91

by Kelly Woo, posted Sep 15th 2010 5:15PM
Edwin NewmanEdwin Newman, who spent decades as a newsman at NBC, has died. The veteran TV journalist, who was 91, passed away Aug. 13 in Oxford, England, though his death was only just announced by outlets including the New York Times so his family could have time to grieve privately.

Newman first joined NBC's ranks in the early 1950s and served as a correspondent, anchor, commentator, documentary host and theater critic over his three-decade tenure. He was known for his dry wit, stark eyebrows and love of plainspoken English.

In a statement, former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw said, "Ed Newman was an early role model for my generation of NBC News correspondents. Worldly, erudite and droll, qualities that were enriched by his pitch perfect use of the English language."

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Piers Morgan Talks About Filling Larry King's Suspenders on CNN

by Michael Maloney, posted Sep 9th 2010 12:00PM
Piers Morgan/Larry KingWe won't know until next week who the winner of 'America's Got Talent' is, but this week Piers Morgan has emerged the victor -- of the battle to www.aoltv.com/2010/09/08/piers-morgan-officially-taking-over-larry-king-live/

TV Squad caught up with Morgan after he taped 'AGT's' results show. Here's what he had to say about his new gig, which starts in January:

What are you going to call the show?
Well, I hope it has my name in it. [Laughs] Every other show on CNN has [a personality's name in it.] I'd feel left out if mine doesn't.

The possibility you might take over for Larry King has been talked about for awhile. What was the delay in announcing it?

The delay wasn't to do with any visa issue or CNN and I negotiating. That only took about three weeks. It was actually quite quick. The delay was because I was under contract with NBC for 'America's Got Talent.' So to be able to do the CNN show NBC had to release me. That took quite a long time.

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ABC News Head David Westin Resigns

by Scott Harris, posted Sep 7th 2010 12:40PM
One of the primary goals of all journalists is to ensure that they report on the news without ever becoming the news. Unfortunately for ABC News honcho David Westin, he has now moved from covering the story to being the story, as numerous media outlets are reporting his imminent departure from ABC.

According to The New York Times, Westin, who has been president of ABC's news division for nearly 14 years, announced his resignation to staffers via an internal e-mail yesterday, stating that "there are some other things I want to do professionally - things that I cannot explore while fulfilling my responsibilities here."

The message went on to say that though Westin was proud of recent changes, which included putting "in place news anchors on all of our programs," the division also "went through a very difficult transformation made necessary by changes in our business and its economics."

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The New TV News Battleground: The Pre-Dawn Hours

by Gary Susman, posted Sep 1st 2010 5:30PM
Vinita NairWee hours newscasts aren't really a new phenomenon. Back in 1992, a young TV journalist got his start as the anchor of ABC's pre-dawn 'World News Now'. His name was Anderson Cooper.

Today, 'World News Now's' anchor is Vinita Nair, whose good looks, crisp diction and hearty sense of humor have earned her a cult of fans.

But whether you view early-early-morning newscasts as a talent farm or simply a way to get an early jump on weather and traffic updates, these shows are multiplying in cities all over America.

According to The New York Times, new 4AM and 4:30AM newscasts are launching this month in New York, Boston, Washington, and other cities, as TV stations recognize that there are untapped groups of potential viewers they can reach, people who aren't just insomniacs or dairy farmers.

In fact, some 16 percent of households have their TVs on at 4:30, a segment that has doubled over the last 15 years.

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George Stephanopoulos Should Replace Diane Sawyer on 'Good Morning America'

by Gary Susman, posted Oct 26th 2009 4:00PM
Diane Sawyer Good Morning AmericaIt's less than three months until Diane Sawyer replaces the retiring Charlie Gibson as the anchor of ABC's 'World News,' and yet there's no word on a successor for Sawyer as the star of ABC News' cash cow, 'Good Morning America.'

You'd think the network would be auditioning newswomen for the post, but according to the Los Angeles Times, the network wants a man -- someone who, along with current 'GMA' co-host Robin Roberts, would restore the Ma-and-Pa dynamic that's been traditional for eons on network morning news shows. ABC is also looking to hire from within, the Times reports.

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