Election role of morning anchors shows change in television
NEW YORK (AP) — John Dickerson's election survival strategy involves a shower, some fresh air and maybe — if he's lucky — a short nap.
The "CBS This Morning" host, along with his three co-hosts, will play a central role in the network's election night coverage on Tuesday. The broadcast will likely creep into the wee hours, yet each will be expected in the studio for the start of the 7 a.m. morning show.
As our media environment blurs, confusion often reigns
NEW YORK (AP) — A generation ago, the likes of Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer were the heroes of television news. Now the biggest stars are arguably Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow.
Notice the difference? Cronkite, Jennings and Sawyer reported the news. Hannity and Maddow talk about the news, and occasionally make it. But you never doubt how they feel about it.
Today in History for August 7th
ABC’s ‘World News Tonight’ sees rise among younger viewers
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's "World News Tonight" is sealing its rise to the top of the evening news competition with a milestone victory that hits rival NBC where it hurts the most — in the wallet.
ABC has consistently beaten NBC's "Nightly News" for several months now among all viewers. But last week ABC won for only the second time in 136 weeks among 25-to-54-year-old viewers that advertisers are most anxious to reach. Start winning that demographic consistently, and dollars will flow.
Who were the black soldiers of the Revolutionary War?
Peter Jennings and Philip Rodman, two free African American men from Rhode Island regiments, were among the Revolutionary War troops who crossed the icy Delaware River on Christmas night 1776.
ABC’s ‘World News’ breaks a 21-year streak
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's "World News Tonight" with David Muir has dethroned NBC and finished the television season as the year's most-watched evening newscast for the first time in 21 years, since the late Peter Jennings was anchor.
Where are they now? Peter Jennings keeps on coaching
Peter Jennings’ original career path plan was to be a lawyer.
But it’s hard to be a full-time lawyer and still have time to do coaching on the side.
“Coaching trumped everything,” said Jennings, a 2002 graduate of Fort Madison High School and currently offensive coordinator for Rhodes College’s Division III football team in Memphis, Tennessee. He coaches quarterbacks and wide receivers.
Before Rhodes, he coached at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisc., after starting his career at Iowa Wesleyan.
The Fort Madison Community School Board approved the hiring of Tony Shiffman as the new varsity football coach Monday.
Shiffman is currently an assistant football coach and P.E. teacher at Rossview High School in Clarksville, Tenn. He replaces FMHS Activities Director Andy Mitchell who had been coaching the past two seasons while the school was looking for a replacement for Todd McGhghy.
It was riveting. In his first solo press conference, President Donald Trump spent much of the hour berating the media for what Trump called anti-Republican bias and its relentlessly negative "tone." It's about time. The liberal media has long been sticking it to Republicans. In October 1992, during the presidential race between President George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Investor's Business Daily found that over 90 percent of the economic news in newspapers was negative. At the time, the...
Ridgefield Library to hold “Civility in Politics” discussion
The Ridgefield League of Women Voters will host a discussion on civility in politics at the Ridgefield Library this Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.
Todd Brewster, an author, journalist and TV and film producer, will lead the talk, which is entitled “Civility in Politics—Have We Lost Our Way?”