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Trump Address: Broadcast Networks Adjust Monday Night Programming For Afghanistan Speech

The broadcast networks are adjusting their Monday night programming for President Donald Trump’s primetime address to the nation about Afghanistan: CBS, NBC and Fox are all broadcasting the Potus address live at 9 Pm Et. The Tiffany network will air the speech as a CBS News Special Report, anchored by Anthony Mason. Major Garrett will report from the White House; David Martin from the Pentagon; and Charlie D'Agata from Kabul, Afghanistan. In the Eastern and Central time…
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CBS News Will Launch Primetime Series ‘On Assignment’ from Streaming-Video Cbsn

CBS News said it would launch a new, limited-run primetime TV series based on reports prepared in the style of its streaming-video news outlet, Cbsn. “Cbsn: On Assignment” will air on four consecutive Monday evenings starting July 31 at 10 p.m. eastern, and attempt to bring a more on-the-ground perspective to an audience more accustomed to CBS News mainstays like “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.”

“The stories are intense, interesting and immersive,” said Mosheh Oinounou, the executive producer, in a prepared statement.

The maneuver aims to bolster Cbsn, a live-streaming outlet launched by CBS News in November, 2014. Once seen primarily as a vehicle for repurposing reporting done for “CBS This Morning” and “CBS Evening News,” CBS News has in recent months steadily introduced more original programming to Cbsn, including political-news programs lead by Elaine Quijano and Major Garrett. CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers, for example, has explored volatile suburbs around Paris and Brussels in the wake of terrorism for Cbsn
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‘CBS Evening News’ Will Expand to Digital With ‘Uncharted’ Series

“CBS Evening News” has long stood for authoritative journalism, delivered just as the sun starts to lower itself toward the horizon. A new project involving the storied program hinges less on the time of day when it is broadcast, and more on the way it is delivered.

Starting today, CBS News will launch “CBS Evening News – Uncharted,” a new digital series that aims to explore important topics in American culture, science and the arts. The goal, said Steve Capus, executive editor of CBS News and executive producer of “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” is to expand the venues available for the original enterprise journalism that is a key facet of CBS News’ corporate mission. The first installment of “Uncharted” will be a five-part look at mental health in America. The report will have no correspondent or anchor.

You and I and most of America grew up with the ‘CBS Evening News’ on televisions in our living
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CBS News Boosts Cbsn Streaming Outlet With New Shows On Air and Online

CBS News aficionados may soon have a more difficult task ahead of them: differentiating between the news unit’s most venerable TV programs and the CBS News content they stream via Cbsn, its video-streaming hub.

This summer, the CBS broadcast network is expected to air a limited-run primetime series put together by producers and correspondents at Cbsn, which has released a series of “Cbsn Originals” documentaries for streaming users. And Cbsn has quietly begun airing distinctive programs in addition to the typical newscasts it features throughout the day. Elaine Quijano (pictured, above) anchors“Red & Blue,” a 9 p.m. program on politics, while Major Garrett can be spotted weekly hosting “The Takeout,” a streaming transmission of his podcast focused on White House news.

“We are trying to respond to the data that we get,” says David Rhodes, president of CBS News, in an interview. “You’d think the younger audience wants shorter content, but
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Inside Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s White House Briefing Room: ‘There Is No Average Day Covering Trump’

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Inside Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s White House Briefing Room: ‘There Is No Average Day Covering Trump’
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has made his daily briefings must-see television for political junkies and media watchdogs, but his combative style has also forced White House correspondents from rival news organizations to work together to an unprecedented degree. “There is no average day covering the Trump presidency,” CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett told TheWrap moments after he occupied his front-row seat for one of Spicer’s briefings. A few weeks back, Spicer excluded CNN, Politico the New York Times and other news organizations from an off-camera press briefing, and several other news organizations skipped it to protest.
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Sean Spicer Schools White House Press Corps For 9 Straight Minutes

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Sean Spicer Schools White House Press Corps For 9 Straight Minutes
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer read press clips for nine-straight minutes on Thursday to make a point that the media picks and choses what topics are covered. The filibuster-like reading of various news stories was in response to a question from ABC’s Jonathan Karl regarding President Trump accusing former President Obama of wiretapping him during last year’s campaign, despite a total lack of evidence. “It’s interesting to me… when one entity says one thing… you guys cover it ad nauseam,” Spicer said about the Senate Intelligence Committee declaring there is no evidence to support Trump’s tweet.
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White House Reporter Major Garrett Says Obama Made Media the Enemy, Too (Exclusive)

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For anyone who thinks President Trump’s adversarial tactics with the media are new, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett has a reminder for you. Garrett had the same title at Fox News back in 2009 when President Obama was new to the job. And, as the veteran White House reporter said in a recent interview with TheWrap, he was treated in the same way that Trump handles other news outlets (you know, the ones he calls “the opposition party”). The only difference this time, Garrett said, is that nobody cared back then because the target was right-leaning Fox News.
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Broadcast News Election Coverage: Michael Strahan Makes Political Debut in Times Square

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Broadcast News Election Coverage: Michael Strahan Makes Political Debut in Times Square
After a campaign that made media coverage an election issue, Variety examines the spin throughout Election Day across major TV news outlets.

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ABC’s live election coverage began at 7 p.m. Et, while many west coasters were still voting — or were perhaps leaving work early to race home in time to tune into election coverage. George Stephanopoulos is anchoring the marathon broadcast, which is set to air until 2 a.m. Et, and was joined by a panel of heavy hitters including “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir and Martha Raddatz, who moderated the second presidential debate this season.

But, the newest addition to this year’s election coverage is Michael Strahan, who recently joined ABC’s morning show “Good Morning America” where he’s typically utilized for more of the soft news stories. Tonight, the former “Live With Kelly” co-host takes on a pivotal role in ABC’s election coverage, stationed
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Scott Pelley, John Dickerson To Lead CBS News Debate Coverage

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley and the network’s Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson will lead CBS News’ live coverage of Monday’s first presidential debate, 9-11 Pm Et. CBS News correspondents Nancy Cordes and Major Garrett will provide original reporting on the network's primetime debate coverage, post-debate analysis on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including Cbsn, CBS News' 24/7 streaming news service. CBS News contributor Bob Schieffer, who…
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Louis C.K. Compares Donald Trump to Hitler: ‘He’s an Insane Bigot’

Louis C.K. Compares Donald Trump to Hitler: ‘He’s an Insane Bigot’
Louis C.K. is the latest public figure to criticize Donald Trump, calling him an “insane bigot” and comparing him to Adolf Hitler.

In a Saturday morning email blast announcing the sixth episode of his web series “Horace and Pete,” C.K. included a lengthy postscript urging readers not to vote for Trump.

“Please stop it with voting for Trump,” C.K. writes. “It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the ’30s. Do you think they saw the sh-t coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.”

Later in the email, C.K. implores his conservative readers to vote for a different Gop candidate.

“We shouldn’t have to vote for someone because they’re not a shocking c— billionaire liar,” C.K.
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Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death Dominates CBS Gop Debate

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Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death Dominates CBS Gop Debate
Tonight’s Republican presidential debate from Greenville, South Carolina, on CBS started off with a tribute and moment of silence for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died at age 79. The first question of the night went to Donald Trump, whom moderator John Dickerson asked if he would name a new justice to replace Scalia if he was in President Barack Obama’s place now. “I think he’s going to do it whether I’m okay with it or not,” Trump said, adding that the name of the game on Capitol Hill should be “delay, delay, delay” for Republicans.
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What Happened During Saturday's Gop Debate

What Happened During Saturday's Gop Debate
The ninth Republican presidential debate is taking place at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina with remaining candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, John Kasich and Jeb Bush. Face the Nation host John Dickerson is the lead moderator, with Major Garrett (chief White House correspondent for CBS News) and Kimberley Strassel (Wall Street Journal) also on the panel. Read highlights from Saturday night's debate below.

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CBS Gop Debate Panelist Major Garrett: ‘These Are Serious Times’

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“Business. Just business,” that’s how CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett described last summer’s public scolding at the hands of President Barack Obama. “I did my job as I define my job. He did his job as he defines his job.” Garrett made news during one of Obama’s press conferences last summer, when he asked if the president was “content” that four Americans were still being held in Iran while Obama was celebrating the Iran nuclear deal. Obama called it “nonsense” and told the veteran reporter that he should “know better.” Also Read: Jake Tapper
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CBS News Reveals Details for Its Gop Debate

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You’re in luck if you’ve got room for another Gop debate. CBS News has announced plans for its Feb. 13 Republican showdown at the Peace Center in Greenville, S.C. “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson will moderate the event, with CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel joining as panelists. The debate kicks off at 6 p.m. Pt/9 p.m. Et and will also stream on CBS News’ 24/7 digital news network, Cbsn. CBS’ Republican presidential candidates’ debate is the final outing for candidates before the key South Carolina primary.
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As Iowans Caucus, CBS Sets Plans For Next Gop Debate

CBS News said this morning that its Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and The Wall Street Journal's Kimberley Strassel will join John Dickerson as moderators when it hosts the next Gop debate. Dickerson again will be candidate wrangler-in-chief on Saturday, February 13, at the Peace Center in Greenville S.C. Unless Donald Trump can figure out why he objects, it’s presumed he’ll be back on the stage, though CBS News did not announce qualifying candidates in…
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Bill Maher Blasts CBS News’ Major Garrett: ‘Why Not Just Scream the N Word’ at Obama?

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CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett became the story Wednesday during President Obama’s Iran press conference when the Commander-in-Chief called his question “nonsense,” and Bill Maher took it a step further Thursday. “#MajorGarrett is a huge asshole. If U wanna “strike a nerve” with Potus, why not just scream the N word? That shld get his attention,” Maher tweeted. Garrett asked Obama to explain why he was “content” with the exclusion from the Iran nuclear deal of the return of four Americans imprisoned in the Islamic Republic. The president was angered by the question, answering sharply that it
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State of the Union Address: How the Networks Are Covering

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TheWrap’s guide to television coverage of President Barack Obama’s speech, including who’s anchoring the broadcasts and providing analysis

President Barack Obama will give his seventh annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Et, with expected topics including national security, immigration, health care and the environment. Sen. Jon Ernst (R-ia) is expected to provide the Republican response.

After the president’s address, while the Republicans are giving their response and the networks are starting to break down their analyses, Obama will be preparing for something altogether different. His administration has invited three YouTube
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CBS’ Major Garrett Presses Gop Sen.: Is Va Scandal Become ‘Hyper-politicized’?

Face the Nation guest host Major Garrett pressed Senator John Thune (R-sd) Sunday morning over his colleague Richard Burr's comments about veterans organizations not actively calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary General Eric Shinseki's resignation. The Veterans of Foreign Wars responded in a stern letter to Burr Saturday, which Thune declined to directly address even as Garrett questioned him about it.
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CBS News’ Major Garrett Reports That ‘Republican’ Source Fed ABC And CBS News Fake Benghazi Emails

Last week, ABC News' Jon Karl reported on emails that he said he'd obtained, that purported to show the process involved in developing the talking points on the September 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Once CNN's Jake Tapper actually did obtain a real email, and the White House subsequently released the actual email chain, Karl's "emails" were revealed to be summaries, provided by a source, which contained invented quotes and significant omissions. On Thursday night's CBS Evening News, Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett reported that a Republican source was behind the invented quotes, which were also leaked to CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson, a fact that Karl did not disclose in his original report, or his followup, and which Attkisson did not disclose, either.
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