CBS News Shines at News & Documentary Emmy Awards

emmy_award_lgWinners of the 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced tonight by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards were presented at a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center in New York City.

The event was attended by more than 900 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists. Emmy® Awards were presented in 42 categories, including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary, among others.

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Pew: 72% of Americans Follow Local News Closely

 

The Pew Research Center released results from its local news survey today, which found that nearly three quarters of Americans (72%) report following local news closely “most of the time, whether or not something important is happening.” Local newspapers are by far the source they rely on for much of the local information they need.

One-third of local news enthusiasts (32%) say it would have a major impact on them if their local newspaper no longer existed, compared with just 19% of those less interested in local news. Most likely to report a major impact if their newspaper disappeared are local news followers age 40 and older (35%), though even among younger local news followers 26% say losing the local paper would have a major impact on them.

Local news enthusiasts are more likely than others to prefer newspapers for almost all of 16 topics that were asked about in a survey, with the exception of weather and breaking news. Three-in-ten or more local news enthusiasts prefer newspapers for following crime, local politics, community events, or arts and culture. About one-quarter prefer newspapers when seeking information about local schools, taxes, government activity, other local business, and housing issues. Two-in-ten primarily use newspapers for following restaurants, job openings, or local zoning issues.

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FOX Announces Primetime Schedule for 2011-2012 Season

Four new comedies, three new dramas and one new unscripted series join schedule

Today FOX unveiled the primetime schedule for the 2011-2012 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at The New Beacon Theatre.

“Nothing impacts culture the way a television show does,” said Rice. “And here at FOX, we have the most talked about, most followed, most creative shows that build connections between viewers and brands.”

“Going into next year, we’ve rejuvenated American Idol, built a core strength across the week and developed a really fresh, creative new lineup for next season,” said Reilly. “From razor-sharp comedies to epic dramas to a massive talent competition series, I think we have the goods to continue to be pop culture’s most vibrant platform, as well as the top network.” [Read more…]

Dr. Oz Operates on Jimmy Fallon During TV Show

The “Dr. Oz Show” goes boldly where no other show has gone before. For the first time ever, Dr. Oz performs surgery on a celebrity patient right on Dr. Oz’s stage. The patient is none other than late night talk show host and friend Jimmy Fallon! Then it’s Dr. Oz’s turn to be the patient when he undergoes a procedure with Jimmy Fallon assisting Dr. Arthur Perry and Oz’s sister Seval offering support. The segments will air in an episode to run next Wednesday (February 23).

As Dr. Oz and Jimmy Fallon are neighbors with their studios right across from each other at New York’s famed 30 Rock, Jimmy showed Dr. Oz his mole on his left hand which the doctor diagnosed as a blue nevi. When Dr. Oz appeared as a guest on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on January 6, 2011, Dr. Oz invited Jimmy to come on the show to have the potentially cancerous mole removed (after a biopsy, the mole was determined to be not cancerous).

Jimmy arrived in a hospital gown and, despite some nerves, he put his trust in the hands of Dr. Oz and physician Dr. Arthur Perry. As he sat in the operating room chair and doctors made incisions and sutures, Jimmy turned his eyes away, unable to watch.  He sang verses of the National Anthem and cracked jokes as the audience squealed and chanted in support, “Jimmy! Jimmy!” When the audience was silent during certain moments of the surgery, Jimmy pled for their support.

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