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Willie Mitchell told his victim 'I'm gonna show you' before shooting her vehicle

Walter Cronkite: Broadcaster who became America's conscience as well as the country's 'favourite uncle'

The predominance of CBS Evening News in the 1960s and '70s, against fierce network competition, was essentially due to the personality of its handsome anchorman, Walter Cronkite. His calm voice and reassuring presence seemed to offer security in an increasingly dangerous world. He was known as America's favourite uncle.

Walter Cronkite: That's the way he was

Walter Cronkite, the TV news pioneer who died on Friday, was in his time perhaps the most famous man in the US. Rupert Cornwell looks back on his career

Legendary US TV news anchor Walter Cronkite dies

Former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite, whose authoritative delivery of news events from the John F. Kennedy assassination to the Apollo moon landing and Vietnam War, made him "the most trusted man in America," died yesterday at age 92.

Jonathan Morrish: I was honoured to work with him

I was incredibly fortunate and privileged to work with Michael, well, in fact the Jacksons, when they joined CBS from Motown in 1976, and also to have stayed involved in his career until his last album, Invincible, in 2001.

Stephen Foley: Shoring up the independence of the Fed

What is the Federal Reserve up to? Hot on the heels of Ben Bernanke’s “I feel your pain” interview on 60 Minutes on CBS, when the chairman explained the history and function of the US central bank, comes an odd joint statement with the Treasury setting out their respective roles in fixing the current crisis.

US shock-jock Don Imus has prostate cancer

Controversial US radio host Don Imus today announced he has Stage II prostate cancer, meaning the cancer has not spread to other organs.

Sumner Redstone offers to sell cinema chain to head off banking trouble

Sumner Redstone, the octogenarian media mogul, has offered to sell the cinema chain that first made him a billionaire, in a desperate bid to hang on to the rest of his television and film empire.

Paperbacks: Maestros, Masterpieces & Madness, by Norman Lebrecht

The subtitle, "The Secret Life & Shameful Death of the Classical Record Industry", covers only the first half of this book, a snappy, though not cliché-free ("CBS was young, hungry and punching above its weight") account of the record business from 1945 to its current moribund state, as EMI Classics issues McCartney's "oratorio" (LA Times: "gives saccharine a bad name'").

TV fine for 'wardrobe malfunction' overturned

A federal appeals court today threw out a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. for the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show that ended with Janet Jackson's breast-baring "wardrobe malfunction."

CBS takes over CNet Networks for $1.8bn

CBS, the US television and radio giant, is buying CNet Networks, the pioneering internet company best known for its technology industry news and reviews.

Leading article: Tasteless predictions

Barack Obama has not even got to the Democratic convention but already some so-called political allies are predicting his death at the hands of enraged white supremacists.

Henman upbeat after curse of Tursunov strikes again

When you are ranked No 71 in the world you always need the luck of the draw. Tim Henman will be unseeded at Wimbledon later this month and could face the likes of Roger Federer or Andy Roddick in the first round. Even worse, he might be drawn against Dmitry Tursunov.

Sonia Deol: My Life In Media

Sonia Deol, 32, is the BBC Asian Network's breakfast presenter, having taken over the show last month. The station began life in 1976, as a show on BBC Radio Leicester, before broadening its reach across the Midlands. Deol joined the station a decade ago, before it went national in 2002. Earlier this year, the BBC announced an extra £1m of funding for the network, which broadcasts in English and South Asian languages, in an effort to make British- Asian interests "a mainstream part of the corporation's output". Deol has just moved from London back to Edgbaston in Birmingham, where she grew up.

Rupert Cornwell: Out of America

Ted Koppel of 'Nightline', a TV anchorman who made you think, bows out after 25 years
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The future of songwriting

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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

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Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
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Liverpool close in on Milner signing

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On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

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Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
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