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5 news notables honored by New York Journalism Hall of Fame

Nov. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EST

Five luminaries in news broadcasting, opinion writing and — for the first time — photography were inducted Thursday into the New York Journalism Hall of Fame. NBC News’ Tom Brokaw; Associated Press photographer Richard Drew; former ABC News anchor and current CBS contributor Ted Koppel;...

Fox pushed to correct guest who seemed to call Vindman a spy

Nov. 21, 2019 3:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News has given no indication that it plans to address on the air a segment that ran on Laura Ingraham’s show where a guest appeared to question whether Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was a spy. Vindman, who’s assigned to the National Security Council in the White House,...

Former Israeli policewoman charged with shooting Palestinian

Nov. 21, 2019 6:49 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A former policewoman in Israel has been charged with assault and reckless use of a weapon for allegedly shooting an unarmed Palestinian man in the back with a sponge-tipped bullet as he walked away from a West Bank checkpoint. The case has drawn widespread attention since Channel 13 TV...

Burisma means Biden? Diplomats say the link escaped them

Nov. 20, 2019 3:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back in May, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, mentioned a connection between a Ukrainian gas company and Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, to The New York Times. Giuliani hammered his point relentlessly on cable news and he discussed...

Iran blames deadly unrest on outsiders, including US

Nov. 20, 2019 1:04 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As a cold rain fell on a suburb of Iran’s capital on Wednesday, women swallowed by black chadors and men in green military-style jackets walked alongside the flag-draped coffin of a Revolutionary Guard member, one of over 100 people reported to be killed in...

Fox hosts bash hearings their network spends hours showing

Nov. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The reviews are biting: “mind-numbingly dull,” “a huge dud” and “a frickin’ joke.” Yet they’re coming from an unusual place — Fox News Channel personalities talking about the programming that their network has spent hours...

WCAX-TV: fire at transmission tower interrupts signal

Nov. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — WCAX-TV reports that a fire at its transmission tower on Mount Mansfield in Stowe has interrupted its broadcast signal. The television station says the fire was discovered around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday. It says fire crews as well as WCAX crews are on the scene. It said that no injuries were...

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 11-17

Nov. 19, 2019 4:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Seattle at San Francisco, ESPN, 16.95 million. 2. NFL Football: Chicago at L.A. Rams, NBC, 16.85 million. 3. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Fox,...

CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

Nov. 19, 2019 4:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a prime-time football game. Two relatively lackluster games on NBC and Fox last week enabled CBS' strong entertainment schedule to rule the week, the Nielsen company said....

“Heidi” interrupted Jets-Raiders, affected NFL TV coverage

Nov. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EST

No young woman has had more of an effect on NFL TV coverage than Heidi. Yes, the heroine of the children’s classic. In 1968, she had much of football nation in an uproar when she interrupted the final minutes of the Jets game at Oakland. Fans of the AFL, which already had agreed to a merger with the NFL...