opinion Joanne Lipman Opinion contributor Published 9:04 AM EST Jan 10, 2019 When producer Susan Zirinsky was tapped as the new president of beleaguered CBS News, the media industry cheered. “I was doing the happy dance. … She is a badass in every sense of the word,” announced a gleeful Gayle King on CBS This Morning. NPR heralded her as “legendary,” while TheCut.com celebrated her as “a media icon.” The New York Times reported that staffers greeted her with a “roaring ovation.” Here’s my question: What took so long? Zirinsky, the first woman ever to head up CBS News, is 66 years old. She has been working at the network for 46 years — which means she started a year before the executive she’s replacing, David Rhodes, was born. While it’s great news that CBS finally chose a woman, I’m frankly bewildered by why she wasn’t handed the reins long ago. Or why none of the other immensely … [Read more...] about News media need more leaders like CBS News chief Susan Zirinsky: women.
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Associated Press Published 9:51 AM EST Dec 21, 2018 NEW YORK – A year after morning news shows at CBS and NBC abruptly lost male anchors Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer in sexual misconduct scandals, the “Today” show has done appreciably better weathering the storm. Momentum at “CBS This Morning,” the most buzzworthy morning show for a handful of years, stopped dead with Rose’s firing. Last week CBS announced the exit of Ryan Kadro, the show’s top executive who had worked there since its 2012 launch, leaving an uncertain future. “Today” is hardly problem-free – remember Megyn Kelly? – but it has the steadiest audience of all three network morning shows. The elevation of Hoda Kotb into Lauer’s role is widely perceived as a winner. Rose lost his job in November 2017 following allegations of improper behavior with women who had worked with him. Lauer’s downfall, also due to reports of inappropriate … [Read more...] about ‘Today’ show beating CBS after Matt Lauer scandal thanks to Hoda Kotb
Ah, Sabrina the Teenage Witch - what a magical show. It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since the programme was cancelled, and the cast have all well and truly moved on with their lives. The programme - which first aired in 1996, ran for seven years and followed Sabrina Spellman, her cat Salem, aunts Zelda and Hilda, on/off flame Harvey and many more memorable characters. But what became of the family, the teachers and the boys after the show came to an end in 2003? Let's take a trip through the closet to the Other Realm and find out. Melissa Joan Hart - Sabrina As the star of the show, it's not surprising that Melissa Joan Hart enjoyed a successful TV career post Sabrina. The former Clarissa Explains It All actress became a household name thanks to her magical role. After Sabrina wrapped in 2003 Melissa starred in Nine Dead and Robot Chicken and starred in Melissa and Joey, which ran for five years. More recently she starred opposite Mario Lopez in Christmas Hours, which was out … [Read more...] about Sabrina the Teenage Witch original cast
The 158th Danby Agricultural Show proved a huge hit with visitors, with a wide range of attractions and competition classes taking place. Liz Sheard, general secretary, said: “We had another excellent day. The weather was great, with the wind taking the edge off the heat. We had a number of new exhibitors, which is always good to see, and the dog show continues to increase in popularity with around 200 entries. Visitor numbers were very slightly down on last year’s bumper crowds but this meant we were able to manage the traffic flow much better. Dire Staithes and the ever popular Punch and Judy entertained the crowds.” DAIRY CATTLE Moorlodge Trophy dairy champion- Judith Chapman MacDonald Challenge Cup Friesian Heifer in Calf- Judith Chapman J Gill Memorial Cup Best Group- Judith Chapman Heifer in Calf Heifer in Calf – 1 Miss Judith Chapman, 2 H Hunter; Heifer with calf teeth – 1 and 2 Miss Judith Chapman, 3 Camphill Village Trust; Best group of cattle … [Read more...] about Annual Danby Show is huge hit with visitors
Are you ready? English clubs have had weeks to sort out their summer transfer business but what with that storming World Cup and going on holidays, many still have lots to do as we tick into the final day of the window. With the deadline moved from a couple of weeks into the season to the day before the Premier League campaign kicks off, managers, chairmen, chief execs and agents will have to get a wiggle on to get deals done by 5pm Thursday. Here, we look at what the 20 top-flight sides have done in terms of signings and departures so far, and give our best guess at what will be on their to-do list on Deadline Day. ARSENAL INS Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), £19.3m. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), free. Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria), £26m. Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), undisclosed. OUTS Jack Wilshere (West Ham), free. Santi Cazorla (Villarreal), free. NEED IN Have not replaced Wilshere’s creativity in midfield, nor is there an out-and-out winger to … [Read more...] about Transfer deadline state of play: What the Prem clubs have done and need to do