May 1, 1989 |
Lucille Ball recalls the creation of the Ricardos in June 1951: "We were middle class, we had a typical brownstone apartment in New York, and we had problems with the washing machine and with paying the baby sitter. "We always talked about expenses and the budget. I could identify with Lucy and Ricky. I wanted her to be an average housewife. A very nosy but very average housewife. And then the writers came up with the older married couple, which made two generations of marrieds - the four of us - and from there we sailed.
July 16, 2015 |
HER CRYSTALLINE, sky-blue eyes probably caught your attention before you even read these words. CBS3's Eyewitness News team has a permanent replacement for former traffic reporter Bob Kelly , who moved over to work the roads for Fox 29 in October. Enter Meisha Johnson , who starts Monday. Johnson drove more than 1,100 miles from Minneapolis to Philadelphia, and she'll soon appear on "Eyewitness News This Morning. " This frees up Vittoria Woodill , a freelancer, to do other projects for the station, including CBS3's "Down the Shore" segment, which airs from a different beach town every Thursday.
September 23, 1986 |
Do the letters CBS stand for "considerable book sales?" Many authors seem to think so. At least a dozen books are now in the works purporting to tell behind-the-scenes stories about the giant television network - and most of them concern the news division. CBS has been much in the news lately, of course: Ted Turner's attempt to buy it; William Paley's return to head it; Bill Moyers' quitting, claiming that the once-respected news department is only interested in fluff; the cancellation of the "Morning News" . . . But for those who hunger to know even more, Variety, the show-biz newspaper, has compiled a list of authors who are writing books about CBS. According to Variety: Former CBS News president Ed Joyce has been paid $240,000 to write his account of his dealings with Dan Rather, among other subjects.
September 12, 1986 |
The corporate upheavals at CBS continue to be more complex, and in some ways more riveting, than anything currently coming from the network's entertainment division. The latest seismic shift: yesterday's resignation by CBS executive vice president and president of news, Van Gordon Sauter. Sauter, an 18-year veteran of the network who ran CBS News from 1981 to 1983 and returned to the same position in December (replacing Edward M. Joyce, who was himself ousted), presided over several dismal events at CBS News.
June 24, 2008 |
CBS3 yesterday released anchorman Larry Mendte from his contract 31/2 weeks after FBI agents seized his home computer amid allegations that he illegally broke into former coanchor Alycia Lane's e-mail. Sources said an internal investigation at CBS3 disclosed that software that secretly captures keystrokes - including passwords - had been installed on a station computer. Mendte's firing came nearly six months after CBS3 fired Lane, following her arrest in New York for allegedly hitting a cop. What began as a series of gossip-page scandals embarrassing Lane has morphed into a federal criminal investigation and a sexual-discrimination lawsuit.
May 30, 1989 |
By suddenly announcing his retirement from baseball, Mike Schmidt went from the active list to the short list of candidates CBS Sports hopes to audition this summer for a TV analyst position. Network sources said CBS is expected to name Brent Musburger and ex- Phillies catcher Tim McCarver as its lead broadcast team in the next 10 days. The network also plans to groom a play-by-play man and analyst as its No. 2 broadcast team by working them in practice games with CBS production crews beginning in July 1. Starting next season, CBS and ESPN will assume exclusive rights to Major League Baseball on the network level.
November 29, 1989 |
CBS Television has paid upward of $20 million for the television broadcast rights to Warner Bros.' megahit "Batman," sources said yesterday. Insiders said the blockbuster film could begin the first of several televised showings as early as May 1991. One source said the $20 million price tag comes with an escalator clause which could hike the price to about $30 million. CBS was not immediately avaiable for comment. To date, "Batman" has grossed $251 million in theatrical revenues and is the fastest selling videocassette in the country.
December 31, 1993 |
Wrapping up another year in tube sports . . . BIGGEST STORY OF THE YEAR: 1. The Fox Network outbidding CBS for the NFC games. 2. Launching of ESPN2. JOURNALISTS? NOT US: The day after the Fox network outbid CBS for the NFC games, NBC didn't mention the biggest deal in sports television history on "The NFL Live. " Braacck. BEST HUSTLE: NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol getting in his network's bid to keep AFC games ahead of CBS, after it knew it would lose the NFC to Fox. BEST NFL ANALYST: 1. John Madden (CBS)
June 9, 1987 |
CBS has compiled a series out of several pilot shows that didn't make the network's fall lineup. Under the banner "The CBS Summer Playhouse," the programs debut Friday night at 8 on Channel 10. An anthology of rejected shows with a fancy title is an interesting concept, but the kicker is that CBS will ask viewers to call in after each show to tell whether they liked it or not. Any program that gets enough positive reaction might eventually be...
March 6, 2005 |
Despite the stink of Memogate, the nasty shots from colleagues, and the indignity of relinquishing his anchor chair a year before he had planned, Dan Rather still pledges allegiance to CBS. "For better or worse, I love this place and the people in it," he says in an interview. "I am loyal to it, without apology. I like everybody here, and I mean everybody. Even the ones who don't think much of me. . . . "I'll stand with them till hell freezes over, then cut through the ice. " Rather, 73, ends his unprecedented 24-year run as anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News on Wednesday.