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Paul J. Gough

Ad Sellout Sets Revenue Record

NEW YORK NBC is reaching out to current and former network stars to help celebrate the peacock's first Super Bowl in more than a decade.In terms of advertising, NBC --…

Inauguration Frenzy Covers All Screens

NEW YORK For the media, Inauguration Day was a cross between the Rose Parade, the Olympics and a military maneuver: Think saturation coverage, technological innovation, reams of color and commentary,…

Obama at a Theater Near You?

President-elect Barack Obama is on his way to the big screen, thanks to a deal between MSNBC and Screenvision that will put the news channel's inaugural coverage in 27 theaters…

HBO Lands Obama Inaugural Rights

NEW YORK HBO will kick off coverage of Inauguration Week with an exclusive Sunday, Jan. 18, telecast of the star-studded opening ceremony, two days before the saturation coverage of President…

Griffin's Remarks Cause Stir for CNN

NEW YORK Here's an on-air pairing that will probably never happen again after CNN's New Year's Eve telecast: Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin.Griffin was co-hosting the CNN special telecast of…

Viacom, TWC Strike Deal

NEW YORK After running past the initial midnight deadline and into 2009, Viacom and Time Warner Cable reached a tentative deal to keep MTV Networks' 19 channels on the MSO's…

CBS' Moonves Responds to NBC's Leno Move

NEW YORK After a gloomy assessment by rival CEO Jeff Zucker and NBC's plan to give five hours of weekly prime time to Jay Leno, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves…

Does New Media Hurt or Help TV?

NEW YORK A conference here Tuesday on the future of television turned up differing opinions about whether new-media options were hurting or helping TV ratings.Several members of TV-heavy traditional media…

Obama Buys Half-Hour of Network Prime-Time TV

LOS ANGELES Barack Obama has purchased a half-hour of prime-time television on CBS and NBC, according to sources.The Obama campaign is producing a nationwide pitch to voters that will air…

Moonves Bullish on Network TV

LOS ANGELES After closing the books on a season heavily marred by the three-month-long writers strike, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves is bullish on network TV's new year.Moonves told investors…

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