Driven by an economy on the rebound, total television advertising grew 4% in 1993 over 1992, according to the Television Advertising Bureau. Powering the overall growth was a bullish 11% increase in…
J. Max Robins
After a protracted four-network battle for her services, newswoman Diane Sawyer decided to stay at ABC. According to insiders, Sawyer signed a three-year pact worth between $ 6 million and $ 7…
"ABC World News Tonight" executive producer Rick Kaplan and correspondent Cokie Roberts received an official reprimand for staging a Capitol Hill news report on Jan. 26.
Viewers who tuned into the Jan. 26 edition of "ABC World News Tonight" had every reason to believe Cokie Roberts, standing in her overcoat, was reporting from in front of the Capitol Building in…
Roseanne Arnold isn't the only ABC diva playing hard to get in her contract negotiations with the network. "PrimeTime Live" anchor Diane Sawyer, the target of a multi-million dollar, four-way network…
A high-stakes bidding war is going on for Diane Sawyer that could make the ABC News anchorwoman the highest-paid network news star.
By the second day of the NATPE carnival, conventioneers were calling it the most active market in years. NATPE president/chief operating officer Bruce Johansen said, with a day left to go, attendance…
Katz Communications is on the verge of being sold to Dallas-based investment group Hicks, Muse & Co. The sale price, according to industry sources, will be approximately $ 265 million-$ 270 million.
In the wake of FCC chairman Reed Hundt's TV violence address Monday to a joint NATPE/INTV session, industry honchos were saying it was long on style and short on hoped-for substance.
Announcing its acquisition of rights to the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, for a record $ 375 million, CBS honchos claimed Wednesday they had snagged a potential moneymaker.