CBS 2 Reporter John Slattery Dies

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The veteran TV reporter suffered a heart attack, according to the station. He was 63.

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CBS, Time Warner Reach TV Content Agreement

Monday, September 02, 2013


The agreement ends a monthlong blackout of CBS and CBS-owned channels including Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network and the Smithsonian channel that affected more than three million homes in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York and began Aug. 2.



Explaining the Time Warner, CBS Dispute

Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's been 20 days since the CBS blackout went into effect for the area's three million Time Warner customers and there's been little indication that anything is going to change anytime soon. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Time Warner Cable vs. CBS

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brian StelterNew York Times media reporter and author of Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, explains how the ongoing CBS blackout on Time Warner Cable could be resolved, and how the dispute will impact the fall TV season.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The CBS-Time Warner Dispute

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Joe Flint of the Los Angeles Times, talks about the standoff between CBS and Time Warner, and why disagreements between cable companies and broadcasters are increasingly more common.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Steak All the Way Through Edition

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Slate's own Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and June Thomas discuss the nature of the celebrity apology, the new CBS show "Under the Dome," and debate the end of the humanities. Show notes at:


Studio 360

Is Network TV Dead Yet?

Friday, May 17, 2013

It’s commonly said now that we’re living in a golden age of television, but try telling that to executives at the Big Four networks. The buzzy shows you love to talk about are on cable, while CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox are all wrapping up one of their worst seasons on record. Many successful shows ...

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When Mike Wallace Interviewed Classical Musicians

Sunday, April 08, 2012

In a 65-year career, Mike Wallace took on presidents, tyrants, celebrities and other important historical figures. He also went into uncharted territory with some of the biggest names in classical music.

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Mike Wallace, '60 Minutes' Star Interviewer, Dies

Sunday, April 08, 2012

CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make "60 Minutes" the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died. He was 93.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, ¡Ay, Marimba! Edition

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner weigh in on ¡Rob!, the new sitcom starring comedian Rob Schneider. Next, they debate SOPA, the proposed anti-piracy legislation that’s got Silicon Valley up in


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First Luke Russert, Now Marcia Kramer

Monday, July 26, 2010


The latest recipient of Charlie Rangel’s advice about what reporters should and should not ask is Marcia Kramer of CBS.

Rangel: “Marci, you are such a professional, I don’t want to see you do this publicly to yourself.”

Kramer was trying to ask Rangel about his comment that he may face "more alleged violations" when a bi-partisan ethics panel releases their findings on Thursday.

This is mild, considering the treatment Luke Russert got last week from Rangel (which Rangel later apologized for).

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Shake Your Bon-Bon Edition

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, June Thomas and Julia Turner discuss the new CBS television show Undercover Boss, the language of coming out when your a celebrity and the website TV Tropes.


The Takeaway

Remembering the Most Trusted Man in News

Monday, July 20, 2009

Walter Cronkite died at the age of 92 on Friday night after a long bout with cerebrovascular disease. Cronkite revolutionized television news and the role of the news anchor, and was once called the most trusted public figure in the U.S. To help The Takeaway remember this television news legend is his former Executive Producer for the CBS Evening News, Sanford Socolow.

"His ratings on the day he stepped down in 1981 were bigger than all three network news shows put together today."
—Sanford Socolow, former CBS Evening News executive producer, on Walter Cronkite

In the video below, Walter Cronkite looks back on his own life.