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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."

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

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."

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Related Topix: Reality TV, Entertainment, Dancing With the Stars, Television, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Comedy, America's Funniest Home Videos, Partners

Boston Herald

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.

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BroadwayWorld.com

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.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Entertainment, Television, The Celebrity Apprentice

Thu Sep 11, 2014

CBS News

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.

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BroadwayWorld.com

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.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

CBS News

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 .

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Prison, Entertainment, Television,

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.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Entertainment, Television, US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Sep 08, 2014

HollywoodLife

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.

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Related Topix: The View, Entertainment, Television, Game Show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Celebrities, Katie Couric

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.

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CBS News

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.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Mediaite.com

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 .

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Mediaite.com

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.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, The Insider, Celebrities, Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, George Bush

Berkshire Eagle

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.

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Psychology Today

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.

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Aladdin, Family, Adventure, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Entertainment, Television, Depression, California

Thu Sep 04, 2014

CBS News

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.

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BroadwayWorld.com

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Entertainment, Television

NewsBusters.org

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."

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Ecuador, Journalism, Entertainment, Television

Reality Blurred

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.

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Related Topix: Game Show, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Big Brother

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