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Police move towards a protester after curfew Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Weekend protest coverage boosts cable news viewership

Jun. 2, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For many Americans, the unrest sweeping through several cities this past weekend was reason enough to stay home and watch it on television. The Nielsen company said 4 million people saw coverage of the demonstrations on Fox News Channel at 10 p.m. on Saturday, not usually a big TV-watching...

President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after visiting outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch

Jun. 1, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. On the right, a tear-gassed young woman vomiting in a Washington street. For a nation rubbed raw following a traumatic weekend, cable television news did...

Protesters hold their hands in the air in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York City to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Peaceful protesters get lost in action-packed coverage

Jun. 1, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's unrest has made for an unprecedented nightly action show on television, with control rooms that switch quickly between cars ablaze, police officers advancing on demonstrators and ransacked stores in cities across the country. What's easy to get lost are peaceful protesters...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 30, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla. __ CBS'...

Police move through an area during demonstrations Thursday, May 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. Protests over the death of George Floyd, the black man who died in police custody broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

May. 29, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Following the arrest of a CNN crew on live television by police on Friday, an apologetic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz promised that journalists would not be interfered with in reporting on violent protests following the death of George Floyd. CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and two colleagues...

2019 NYSAPA news and broadcast contest winners announced

May. 28, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association on Thursday announced the winners of its awards contest for stories broadcast, printed or posted online in 2019. Thirty-three newspapers submitted 715 entries and 46 television and radio stations submitted 578 entries in the contest. The...

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CBS is TV's most-watched network for 12th year in a row

May. 27, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

The winner, and still champion, is CBS. The Tiffany network finished the traditional television season, which ended last week, as the most-watched broadcaster for the 12th consecutive year, the Nielsen company said. CBS has won 17 of the last 18 years, the lone exception coming when Fox topped the chart at the...

Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Ian McCartney speaks to the media during a press conference in Canberra, Wednesday, May 27, 2019. Australian police said that they had decided against charging a journalist over a newspaper article she wrote more than two years ago following a high-profile investigation that triggered a national storm over press freedom. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)

Australian police won't charge reporter after leak probe

May. 27, 2020 4:22 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police said Wednesday that they had decided against charging a journalist over a newspaper article she wrote more than two years ago following a high-profile investigation that triggered a national storm over press freedom. Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner...

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William Small, 'hero to journalism' at CBS, NBC, dies at 93

May. 25, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime broadcast news executive William J. Small, who led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of NBC News and United Press International, died Sunday, CBS News said. He was 93. Small, whose career spanned from...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 22, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus task force coordinator; former White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert; Dr. Atul Gawande of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. ___ NBC's “Meet the...