Stations' ability to continue producing quality programming in a struggling economy has led to concerns about viewer rebellion. The question arose yesterday at a NATPE panel sesh titled "Can You…
NBC, which galloped ahead of the ratings herd with "Bonanza" from 1959 to 1973, is reportedly close to a deal with syndicator Gaylord Syndicom to acquire a new series based on the classic western.
Bruce Paisner, chairman and CEO of Hearst Entertainment, told the audience at a NATPE panel yesterday that if the Federal Communications Commission abolishes the financial interest and syndication…
New strip series are facing one of the tightest marketplaces in years, according to a number of signs that surfaced at the National Assn. of Television Program Executives (NATPE) convention.
CBS affiliate relations prexy Tony Malara used the panel "Can the Network-Affiliate Marriage Be Saved?" as a bully pulpit to sell the network case , even turning moderator Rush Limbaugh into a…
Cable TV-originated children's programs are less likely to contain violence than those produced by the broadcast networks, but cable violence in general is on par with the webs, according to a report…
ABC Entertainment prez Ted Harbert yesterday chastised NBC for its handling of the David Letterman negotiations.
CBS News prexy Eric Ober announced yesterday a long-expected reshuffling of showrunners for his division's prime time news magazines.
Connie Chung's invitation to speak at a banquet here Friday was withdrawn after organizers of a boycott over Colorado's anti-gay rights amendment criticized her decision to attend.
MTM will again figure prominently in this year's 10th annual Museum of Television & Radio's Los Angeles TV festival, which will kick off March 3 with a reunion of the MTM series "St. Elsewhere" and…
David Verdi has been named exec news director at NBC News, where he will have responsibility for the full NBC newsgathering operation, the news desk and all national and international bureaus.