April 5, 2007
TO THE ENTIRE staff at KYW-TV CBS 3: I'd like to wish you hearty congratulations on your move from 5th and Market to 15th and Spring Garden. I remember the old studio very fondly as I was one of the teenagers who appeared in the 1991-92 season of "Rap Around with Ukee Washington. " Good luck to you all at the new studio. Bhoke S. Lumumba Philadelphia
February 12, 1998 |
Bad luck, bad judgment: Last night was CBS's lamest by far because its top three events had all finished 24 hours earlier. It's rare that newspapers scoop television anymore, but yesterday's papers told you that Picabo Street won the women's Super-G, Donna Weinbrecht didn't medal in women's moguls and Masahiko Harada had failed once again in the normal hill ski jumping more than half a day before CBS got them on the air. Part of this was just...
June 5, 1986 |
For different reasons, Tom Heinsohn and CBS are both working happily on covering the National Basketball Association championship playoffs. During the course of the duel between the Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets, Heinsohn was handed a new contract: He'll begin his fourth season next fall as NBA expert analyst. His employer, CBS, is pleased with unexpectedly positive preliminary television ratings. They indicate that this year's finals between the Celts and the rising Rockets are being watched by more people than tuned in last year's playoffs, when the glamorous Los Angeles Lakers defeated Boston for the title.
August 15, 2012 |
NEW YORK - As the Big East prepares to negotiate a television contract that could make or break the conference, it has chosen a man who has been part of some of the biggest media rights deals in college sports to be its new commissioner. The Big East on Tuesday hired CBS executive vice president Mike Aresco as it continues to rebuild from a tumultuous year of defections. "I'm not daunted by it all. I embrace the challenge," Aresco told the Associated Press in a telephone interview.
March 15, 2012 |
CBS Corp., owner of the most-watched U.S. television network, renewed 18 programs for next season, including The Big Bang Theory . Four comedies, nine dramas, three reality series, and two newsmagazine shows will return for the 2012-2013 television season, which starts in September, CBS said in a statement Wednesday. CBS renewed more than three-quarters of its prime-time schedule before May, when executives are to pitch their biggest advertisers on buying commercial time for next season.
May 18, 2016
It's a problem when one has to read Twitter and Facebook for one's job and every 15 minutes one is confronted with a new faux outrage. Monday's is about CBS not picking up Drew , a new fall series wannabe about an adult Nancy Drew as a New York detective. The drama reportedly skewed "too female. " The show was to star Sarah Shahi , who's about as female as you can get and we would think skews "too male," and came from producers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan , who also had another drama in the running at CBS, called Doubt . Doubt is a legal drama starring Katherine Heigl , also quite female, and Laverne Cox , also female - except in North Carolina.
September 28, 2012
* MADE IN JERSEY. 9 p.m. Friday, CBS 3. * FRINGE. 9 p.m. Friday, Fox 29. IT TAKES only about two minutes for "Made in Jersey" to get its lead down to her pretty bra. I don't know if that's a record, but it says a lot about how deftly CBS' newest drama handles the introduction of Martina Garetti (Janet Montgomery), Jersey-girl-turned-Manhattan-lawyer, that women should be able to relate to her, even in her undies. I suspect guys will be fine with her, too. Montgomery ("Black Swan")
March 26, 2013 |
LARRY MENDTE is free and clear. For now. Common Pleas Judge Allan L. Tereshko has dismissed the remaining claims filed against the former CBS 3 anchor by ex-colleague Alycia Lane . But Lane's attorney, Paul Rosen , made it very clear that he planned to appeal the ruling. Tereshko dismissed the civil case filed against CBS 3, but had allowed some of the charges against Mendte to stand, pending further investigation. Those final claims were dropped last week after the judge found that Lane had deleted key emails from her computer.
October 31, 2011 |
THE STATE Supreme Court has ruled that the much-anticipated trial of Alycia Lane's civil suit against her former co-anchor Larry Mendte and their ex-employer, CBS, will remain in Philadelphia. Lane and her attorney, Paul Rosen, wanted the case to be tried here. CBS had filed an appeal to change the venue to New York, arguing that Lane's contract contained a clause saying that cases against the network should be heard in New York courts. Lane alleges in her lawsuit that Mendte illegally hacked into her email accounts and leaked details to the media.
May 8, 2012 |
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. But what if people create a show for ABC called "The Glass House" and it's surprisingly like a show called "Big Brother" on CBS? Can CBS throw stones? Can the network sue? Attorneys for CBS have sent ABC executives a letter warning that "The Glass House" is "strikingly" similar to "Big Brother. " CBS also notes that ABC may be benefiting from the fact that 18 former "Big Brother" staffers and executives are now working on the planned ABC show.