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  • commentator Calandra resigns Internal probe sparked by SEC request for records

    01/22/2004 12:45:52 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 13 replies · 228+ views
    CBS ^ | 01/22/04 | CBS MarketWatch commentator Calandra resigns Internal probe sparked by SEC request for recordsBy CBS MarketWatch Last Update: 2:43 PM ET Jan. 22, 2004 SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- Thom Calandra, chief commentator for CBS MarketWatch and one of the founders of its parent company, resigned Thursday amid an internal probe into his trading activities that was sparked by a query from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Calandra, 47, who for the last nine months was the author of a subscription newsletter, The Calandra Report, said in a letter to the company that he was resigning immediately. According to the company, Calandra told...
  • Brokaw Move Rekindles Rumors of Rather Retirement (Inside CBS's Dilemma)

    11/30/2003 1:11:41 PM PST · by · 25 replies · 142+ views ^ | 2003-11-30
    Brokaw Move Rekindles Rumors of Rather Retirement. Following Dan Rather's historically low ratings at the 2000 political conventions, speculation abounded in the television industry that CBS wanted to replace its 72-year-old anchorman. Those rumors have continued to swirl about as Rather's ratings have declined and CBS's entertainment division has seen impressive gains. But the No. 1-ranked entertainment network is having trouble getting someone to boost its perennially last-place Evening News out of the cellar. The network's predicament is partly of its own making. At this point, there is not really anyone at CBS News in whom network execs and market...

    11/29/2003 12:39:14 PM PST · by Timesink · 93 replies · 351+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | November 29, 2003 | Matt Drudge
    Sat Nov 29 2003 11:08:48 ET // DAN RATHER MAY END ANCHOR RUN NEXT YEAR: Executives plot late '04 departure of CBS star... 'After the election, we are looking at changes,' a top network source tells DRUDGE...
  • Salon has the WHOLE "The Reagans" Script Up At Their Site

    11/08/2003 6:46:42 AM PST · by sonsofliberty2000 · 196 replies · 369+ views
    Here is the link: The ReagansYou will need Adobe and a good connection but may be worth it. Report here any "gems" you find.
  • CBS Is Said to Cancel Reagan Mini-Series (NYT Report)

    11/04/2003 12:30:51 AM PST · by Timesink · 38 replies · 134+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 4, 2003 | Jim Ruternberg and Bill Carter
    November 4, 2003 CBS Is Said to Cancel Reagan Mini-SeriesBy JIM RUTENBERG and BILL CARTER nder pressure from Republican and conservative groups, CBS is expected to announce as early as today that it is canceling its plans to run a two-part mini-series in November deconstructing the Ronald Reagan presidency, two people close to the decision said last night.They said the film would most likely instead be handed over to CBS's pay-cable sibling, Showtime.The announcement would perhaps the first time a major broadcast network has ever removed a completed project from its schedule because of political pressure and under the threat...
  • Black Eye: CBS Cancels "Reagans"

    11/03/2003 6:59:37 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 443 replies · 568+ views
    http://www.drudgereport. ^ | 11/03/03 | Drudge

    11/01/2003 10:38:26 PM PST · by BOOTSTICK · 236 replies · 602+ views
    fox news | 11-2-03 | Bootstick
    Fox news reports at 1:30 am est, that CBS would like to sell the upcomming Reagan movie to Showtime, for a sum of $9 million , also CBS head says, lawyers to go over movie for accuracy.
  • Grumbling Trickles Down From Reagan Biopic

    10/20/2003 9:50:52 PM PDT · by Nick Thimmesch · 35 replies · 438+ views
    NYT ^ | 10-21-03 | JIM RUTENBERG
    Grumbling Trickles Down From Reagan Biopic By JIM RUTENBERG ASHINGTON, Oct. 20 — When it comes to their entertainment shows, the major broadcast networks tend to shy away from political controversy, lest they offend viewers, sponsors or congressmen with sway over federal regulators. Next month, however, CBS will buck that convention with "The Reagans," a two-part mini-series that steps squarely into the spirited — and often partisan — debate over President Ronald Reagan's legacy. As snippets about the television movie circulate in Washington and Los Angeles, friends and relatives of the ailing Mr. Reagan are expressing growing concern that this...