The doyenne of female newscasters is set to quit CBS – and Piers Morgan should be worried
A feel-good story about a homeless man with a radio-voice from heaven has been soured by a war of words between two American broadcast networks.
Among Daniel Schorr's many awards, distinctions and achievements as a journalist, one was surely unique. He was the only US reporter both to be expelled from Moscow for crossing a Soviet leader – and to feature as an officially designated "enemy" of an American President.
A US cable channel is challenging the male-dominated world of TV drama – and not before time, says Sarah Hughes
David Letterman, the late-night comic who astonished his audience last week by detailing an alleged extortion plot against him over affairs he had with female staff members, is now using his airtime to apologise to his wife and production team.
But industry sources say he was right to own up to affairs with his staff
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, 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