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FILE - In this March 27, 1962, file photo, President John F. Kennedy, left, receives a silver bowl from William J. Small, with station WHAS in Louisville, Ky., in a Washington ceremony. Small, representing the Radio-TV News Directors Association, presented the bowl at the conclusion of an

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...

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Review: 'Sunny Days' tells of beginnings of 'Sesame Street'

May. 21, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

In “Sunny Days: The Children’s Television Revolution That Changed America,” journalist David Kamp takes readers on a fascinating journey through the development of one of the most beloved shows on television. Educational children’s programming was not at all a given before...

FILE - In this  Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, a DirectTV dish stands on home in the Catia neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. AT&T, one of the last major American companies still operating in Venezuela, said Tuesday, May 19, 2020 it will immediately abandon Venezuela’s pay TV market, as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the Venezuelan government, making it impossible to comply with the legal requirements of both countries. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

AT&T quits Venezuela as US sanctions force it to defy Maduro

May. 19, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — AT&T said Tuesday it will immediately ditch Venezuela's pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro. The Dallas-based company's closing of its Venezuela unit is...

'CBS Evening News' wiped out in half of country by glitch

May. 19, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A technical glitch in CBS' Washington control room wiped out the broadcast of the “CBS Evening News” on the East Coast and in the Midwest on Tuesday. The Norah O'Donnell-anchored newscast originates from Washington. It is usually transmitted through a New York control room,...

FILE -This June 14, 1998 file photo shows Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan looking up at the score during the third quarter of their NBA Finals game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s docuseries detailing the 1998 and final season of the Chicago Bulls championship dynasty, has served as a reminder to basketball fans of the greatness of Michael Jordan on the court. It also shed light on his worldwide marketing allure. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Strong finish for ESPN's Jordan doc, 'The Last Dance'

May. 19, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In basketball terms, “The Last Dance” had a strong fourth quarter. The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, strung out over the last five Sunday nights, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. It was simulcast on ESPN and ESPN2. That's...

President Donald Trump gestures as he leaves a meeting with restaurant industry executives about the coronavirus response, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, May 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Fox's Cavuto urges viewers not to take drug like Trump

May. 18, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto strongly urged viewers on Monday not to follow the example of President Donald Trump, who revealed that he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the coronavirus. Trump said he has been taking the drug hydroxychloroquine for about a week and a half....

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; White House trade adviser Peter Navarro. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Navarro; Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security of...

Richard Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, testifies during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing Thursday, May 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Split-screen America is back: Whistleblower and Flynn case

May. 15, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If there was any doubt that news during the coronavirus pandemic would fall prey to split-screen America, it was removed on Thursday. CNN spent more than three and a half hours covering live the congressional hearing where vaccine expert Rick Bright testified that the Trump administration...

'60 Minutes' wins ratings, President Trump's attention

May. 12, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “60 Minutes” managed to win the week's ratings competition and attract the attention of President Donald Trump on the same week. With 9.5 million viewers Sunday, “60 Minutes” was easily the week's most-watched prime-time program, the Nielsen company said. The...