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Joe Carroll, a CBS photojournalist for 45 years, was an eye-witness to historic breaking news whenever it happened around the world.

September 29, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Joe Carroll, a CBS photojournalist for 45 years, was an eye-witness to historic breaking news whenever it happened around the world.
Looking through the viewfinder of a camera, Carroll was in Moscow when the tanks rolled in to overthrow the government. He was at the Houston mission control center when Neal Armstrong walked on the moon. He covered revolutions in Nicaragua and El Salvador and was in the middle of the riots during the civil rights movement.
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Comedy is king again on network television

May 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The resurgence of situation comedies is the clearest trend to emerge from TV’s helter-skelter week of fall schedule announcements that just concluded. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will have 30 half-hour comedies on the air at the beginning of next season 32 by November compared to 17 at the opening of a new season five years ago. Continue Reading

Scott Pelley helps CBS carve an old-school identity

March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

From the vintage globe projected behind the anchor desk to the Cronkite-era producers mixing it up at story meetings to the no-frills reports that fill 21 minutes and 16 seconds each weeknight, the “CBS Evening News” has made a determined effort to bring newsy back. Continue Reading

Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty appears on ‘CBS This Morning Saturday’

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty, whose GrandForksHerald.com Eatbeat column on the new Olive Garden in the city went viral, was a guest this morning on CBS “The Early Show.” Continue Reading

OBIT: Pierre Juneau, 89, ex-CBC president who championed Canadian content

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As an appointee of Pierre Trudeau, Pierre Juneau mandated minimum standards for Canadian content on radio and television that won him few friends among broadcasters but the instant affection of Canadian performers. Continue Reading

‘Survivor: South Pacific’ $1 million prize won by med student, 22

December 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Sophie Clarke slayed the competition on “Survivor: South Pacific.”
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NFL renews TV contracts with CBS, Fox, NBC through 2022 season

December 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The deals will also expand the number of Thursday night games on NFL Network, but the league has not determined how many additional contests will be aired. Continue Reading

Obama, on ’60 Minutes’: ‘I would be surprised if … people felt satisfied right now’

December 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

His approval ratings are largely stagnant and his prospects for re-election in doubt. But President Barack Obama says it’s all to be expected. Continue Reading

Pre-primary debates challenge TV networks

November 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer is moderating tonight’s GOP forum in Washington, a little more than a week after a misplaced email from the CBS News political director raised questions about whether networks give short shrift to candidates they determine have little chance at reaching the White House. Continue Reading

Andy Rooney, iconic ’60 Minutes’ humorist, dies month after retirement

November 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Andy Rooney, who was 92, spent more than 30 years wryly talking about the oddities of life for “60 Minutes.” Continue Reading