April 11, 2015 |
Swift says mom is ill Taylor Swift on Thursday shared grave family news: Her mother Andrea Swift has been diagnosed with cancer. Taylor did not specify the type of cancer or prognosis. "I'd like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private," the singer, 25, writes on Tumblr. The diagnosis came as a result of Taylor's continued appeals that her doctor-phobic mom get a routine check up. "For Christmas . . . I asked my mom that one of her gifts to me be her going to the doctor," Swift says.
September 18, 2004 |
HOW SHOULD a business respond to a highly compensated employee in a position of great responsibility engaging in seemingly irrational behavior that is causing great harm to the firm and its brands? And what if the company is in the news business, where reputation is everything? Of course, it depends on the circumstances, but one thing is certain: Doing nothing is not an option. Viacom, the parent of CBS-TV, cannot now do nothing about the deepening controversy over the use of apparently forged documents on "60 Minutes" and its evening news anchored by Dan Rather.
January 22, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Just in time for inauguration coverage, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined CBS News as a contributor. Rice, who served as secretary of state during President George W. Bush's second term, made her debut on Face the Nation Sunday and will be included in inauguration coverage on Monday. CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes made the announcement Sunday, saying Rice "will use her insight and vast experience to explore issues facing America at home and abroad.
October 24, 2011
CBS News correspondent Robert C. Pierpoint - who covered six presidents, the Korean War, President Kennedy's assassination, and the Iranian hostage crisis - died Saturday in California, his daughter said. Mr. Pierpoint, 86, who retired in 1990, died of complications from surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Marta Pierpoint told the Associated Press. He had broken his hip Oct. 12 at the Santa Barbara Retirement Community where he lived with his wife, Patricia. After making his name covering the Korean War - a role he reprised when he provided his radio voice for the final episode of M*A*S*H in 1983 - Mr. Pierpoint became a White House correspondent during the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration, a position he would hold through the Jimmy Carter administration.
July 18, 2009 |
Walter Cronkite, 92, the television newsman once famously described as the most trusted man in America, died of cerebral vascular disease last night at his home in New York. The term anchorman was invented to describe Mr. Cronkite. As the anchor of the CBS Evening News from 1962 until 1981, he set a standard for accuracy, fairness, and dependability. His fame was worldwide: In Sweden, anchors are called "Cronkiters. " Mr. Cronkite's avuncular and authoritative baritone guided viewers through some of the most traumatic and spellbinding news events of the 20th century: the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy; the civil-rights struggles in the South; the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago; the first walk by a man on the moon in 1969; the Vietnam War; and the Watergate scandal.
May 13, 2016 |
WITH A laid-back, droll style and an interest in art and music from another era, Morley Safer , 60 Minutes ' longest-serving correspondent, is a throwback to a time when those who reported TV news were neither partisan hacks or matinee idols. His contemporaries are mostly gone from the air or gone from the earth and now Safer, 84, will retire this week. After this Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes , CBS will air Morley Safer: A Reporter's Life . CBS said that Safer's first 60 Minutes story, about the training of U.S. Sky Marshals, appeared in 1970.
February 12, 2016
When: 9 p.m. Saturday Where: Greenville, S.C. TV: CBS Moderators: Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson, CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett, and the Wall Street Journal's Kimberley Strassel
May 17, 2011
Joseph Wershba, 90, a CBS News producer and reporter whose work for Edward R. Murrow on the See It Now segment about Sen. Joseph McCarthy helped end the 1950s communist witch-hunt, died Saturday of complications from pneumonia on Long Island, N.Y., where he lived. He was one of the six original 60 Minutes producers. Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer of 60 Minutes, said: "Almost everything he touched became part of the foundation for CBS News, including 60 Minutes.
March 24, 1988 |
LOOMING LARGE, former Philadelphian Ed Bradley speaks from huge TV screens to area students. The gathering yesterday, part of the debut of the Spectrum's "Scholastic Forum," drew thousands of students from 120 schools. Bradley, a Cheyney University graduate and a correspondent for CBS News' "60 Minutes," spoke on the U.S. policy-making process and other issues.