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Courthouse News Service
Patent Victory for Adam Carolla's Nemesis
A company that podcasting comedian Adam Carolla had dubbed a "patent troll" won $1.3 million from a federal jury Monday in its infringement case against CBS. Personal Audio LLC sued the television network last year, alleging that its patented "system for disseminating media content" in sequenced episodes was infringed upon when CBS started posting podcasts online of television shows like "60 Minutes" and "Face the Nation."
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Smokey Robinson Duets with Aloe Blacc on Dancing with the Stars Tonight
"Dancing with the Stars: The Results" two-night premiere will air TONIGHT, SEPTEMBER 16 on ABC where one couple will be eliminated by combining the judges' scores from Monday night's performance with the public votes. The Tuesday night show will feature music legend SMOKEY ROBINSON performing a duet of "My Girl" with ALOE BLACC off of Robinson's new album, "Smokey and Friends."
Football wins Sunday for NBC; 'Miss America' tumbles on ABC
The game, in which the , and the net slid its primetime lineup from there. In the 8 o'clock hour, which was mostly "60 Minutes," the net averaged a 2.8 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and 10.8 million viewers overall.
Mama Foundation to Stage We are! in Rep with Alive!, Begin. 10/11
The Mama Foundation for the Arts presents WE ARE!, an original family musical about and starring the acclaimed Gospel for Teens Choir. Conceived and written by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro , and directed by Mr. Wydro, WE ARE! will be performed at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem this Fall on the following dates: Saturdays, October 11 at 2 pm, Saturday, October 25 at 2 pm, and Saturday, November 8 at 2 pm.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Will the NFL forgive Ray Rice?
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told 60 Minutes in 2012 that the NFL is "in the business of extending careers, not ending careers" Ray Rice's brutal assault on his then-fianc in an Atlantic City elevator may not cost him his future as an NFL player. In an interview with CBS earlier this week , Norah O'Donnell asked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell what an "indefinite" suspension really means: O'Donnell: What does that mean that he was suspended indefinitely? Does that mean Ray Rice will never play in the NFL again? Goodell: I don't rule that out, but he would have to make sure that we are fully confident that he is addressing this issue.
Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, September 14, 2014
Scott Pelley reports on severe shortcomings in the state of mental healthcare for young people. The story includes the first television interview with Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds, whose mentally ill son was discharged from the emergency room because there were no psychiatric facilities that could admit him.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
ISIS mass execution survivor: "I didn't want to make a sound"
The U.S. airstrikes in Iraq that began a month ago saved thousands of refugees trapped by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant group on Mount Sinjar and stopped the ISIS advance on the Kurdish capital of Erbil. Kurdistan is a semi-independent region in northern Iraq with its own military called the Peshmerga .
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Media Matters for America
60 Minutes, Gingrich Conflicts Helped Spark Major Journalism Group's Ethics Code Overhaul
The Society of Professional Journalists, the "leading professional association of working journalists," overhauled its Code of Ethics to include new transparency provisions partly in response to 60 Minutes' Benghazi debacle and CNN's failure to disclose Newt Gingrich's political ties, the group's ethics chair said Monday. He also cited Washington Post columnist George Will's failure to disclose his ties to conservative group Americans for Prosperity as the type of conflict of interest journalists should seek to avoid.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Meredith Vieira Reveals She's Already Prepared To Quit Her Daytime Show
Meredith Vieira returns to daytime with the premiere of her new talk show 'The Meredith Vieira Show' on Monday, September 8, but in a shocking new interview, the host reveals that she's already prepared to leave, if ratings flop! Can Meredith break the daytime curse with her syndicated series? Meredith Vieira is returning to daytime television. The daytime talk show arena is tough so what inspired Meredith to launch her own show, at this time? Read on to find out, plus see her shocking revelation - she's already talking about leaving her own show! Meredith has been a staple on American television for decades.
The Orlando Sentinel
NFL, 'Big Brother' score; 'Utopia' doesn't
In reality, "Big Brother" kept pulling in young adults for CBS . But viewers found Fox's "Utopia" wasn't a place they wanted to stay.
This Morning from CBS News, Sept. 8, 2014
President Obama answers a question at a news conference at the conclusion of the NATO Summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales Sept. 5, 2014.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
John Oliver Identifies Everything That's Wrong with 60 Minutes
HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver returned tonight after a two-week hiatus and towards the beginning of the show the host decided to poke fun at another Sunday news institution. No, not Meet the Press .
Fri Sep 05, 2014
With New Movie, Dan Rather Still Claiming 60 Minutes Bush Story 'Fake, But Accurate'
When you look back at the best movies about the TV news business of all time-the non-comedies not involving Sex Panther cologne and two tickets to the gun show-my top three is not debatable: Good Night and The Insider have one big thing in common: Both provide a revealing look behind the scenes at CBS News, albeit in much different eras: Murrow as host of See it Now , which primarily tackled controversial issues and is best known for its takedown of Senator Joseph McCarthy , and Al Pacino as 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman chasing down a whistleblower story on big tobacco.
Meredith Vieira back in daytime TV
Meredith Vieira took the microphone and addressed the audience before cameras were turned on at a recent taping of her daytime talk show. She had a mock confession to make.
Selling Robin Williams Short
When a 60 Minutes reporter asked Robin Williams what he had learned from the nearly incomparable improv comedian, his hero Jonathan Winters, Williams replied, "Jonathan has taught me that the world is open for play-that everybody and everything is mockablea in a wonderful way." I write "nearly incomparable" above because it's easy to compare the two late comedy geniuses both for their lightning quick wit as well as for the psychiatric issues both encountered.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Pharmacy supervisor arrested in tainted steroids case
There has been an arrest in a story CBS News has long been investigating - one of the biggest pharmaceutical disasters ever. At least 751 people came down with meningitis and other infections and 64 died after getting tainted steroid injections.
Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, September 7, 2014
BP is crying foul over the way its agreement to compensate victims of its Gulf oil spill is being interpreted. It claims businesses unharmed by the spill are collected hundreds of millions of dollars.
Media Law Prof Blog
Mary Mapes' Book About Dan Rather and President Bush's Air National...
Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in Truth, the film based on former CBS producer Mary Mapes' book about the "Rathergate" debacle that cost Ms. Mapes her position at the network and eventually forced Mr. Rather to resign from his position at CBS' show 60 Minutes II.
Vanity Fair Used Polluted Journalism Against Chevron in Ecuador Story
In 2011, Steven Donziger, an activist lawyer won a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Chevron environmental damage in Ecuador. But a U.S. district court ruled it a "fraud" in 2014, once it was apparent that Donziger's own case was polluted and the award "obtained by corrupt means."
How Julie Chen was threatened into hosting Big Brother
Big Brother host Julie Chen gave up her dream of being a correspondent on 60 Minutes to host the reality competition, but it wasn't something she chose freely. Instead, she told David Letterman Tuesday that when she was offered the hosting gig, "the head of news at the time" told her that she was closing the door to a career in news by hosting a reality show.