Tag:  News media

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National

’60 Minutes’ apologizes for flawed Benghazi report

In this Jan. 12, 2013 file photo, “60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan takes part in a panel discussion at the Showtime Winter TCA Tour in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) by David BauderAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — CBS’ “60 Minutes” apologized on Sunday’s broadcast for a flawed story on the 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, and for the discredited source who claimed to have been at the scene. During brief remarks at the end of the hour correspondent Lara Logan said “60 Minutes” was misled and made a mistake in its reporting. Logan is the correspondent responsible for the Oct. 27 story. She had interviewed former security contractor Dylan Davies, who claimed he took part in fighting at the mission. But Davies’ account unraveled last week, forcing CBS News on Friday to admit its error in running the story. It then announced it would address the flawed story on Sunday’s telecast.

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People

Awards overload? Another Hollywood show airs on TV

Idris Elba arrives at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) by Sandy CohenAP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Now that the Britannia Awards are televised, viewers can see Sacha Baron Cohen knock an 87-year-old woman out of her wheelchair. Cohen “accidentally” pushed the woman’s wheelchair off a stage as he accepted an award for excellence in comedy during Saturday’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The stunt played perfectly into the newly televised show, which is set to air Sunday on BBC America. The Britannia Awards come just two weeks after the refurbished Hollywood Film Awards drew some of the same celebrities, but there can never be enough Hollywood awards shows. Networks love the star power, stars adore the accolades and fans delight in the spectacle.

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National

In life and especially in death, JFK changed TV

In this July 3, 1963 file photo, U.S. President John F. Kennedy stands at the lectern behind a production slate board during a television taping at the White House. (AP Photo) by Frazier Moore AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a measure of how long ago President John F. Kennedy died that, at the time, television was described as a young medium. With the shooting in Dallas, TV grew up. Coverage that November weekend 50 years ago signaled, at last, that television could fulfill its grand promise. It could be “more than wires and lights in a box,” in the words of newsman Edward R. Murrow, and not just the “vast wasteland” that Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton Minow had branded it just two years before.

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Entertainment

Elisabeth Hasselbeck of ‘The View’ joining Fox

In this file TV publicity image released by ABC, from left, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd pose on the set of their daytime talk show, “The View.” (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman, File) by David BauderAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving the desk at “The View” for the couch on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.” The news network said Tuesday that Hasselbeck will join co-anchors Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on the three-hour morning show “Fox & Friends” in September. Wednesday will be her last day after a decade on “The View.”

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National

Prosecutor opens with Zimmerman’s obscenity

TRAYVON MARTIN (AP File Photo) by Kyle Hightower and Mike Schneider SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor told jurors in opening statements Monday that George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin “because he wanted to,” not because he had to, while a defense attorney said the neighborhood watch volunteer shot the teen in self-defense to stop him from smashing Zimmerman’s head into a concrete sidewalk.