NBC Berlin correspondent Piers Anderton inside the tunnel during the network’s 1962 escape project.
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A media historian uses declassified government documents to show how both sides of the Iron Curtain worked to have the projects canned.
‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!’ was a funky, lighthearted alternative to the action cartoons that, for years, had dominated Saturday morning lineups.
Demands for regulation of media violence reached a fever pitch after RFK's assassination, and networks scrambled to insert more kid-friendly fare into their lineups. Enter: the Mystery Machine.
Protesters stand outside the CBS shareholder’s meeting.
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An employment law expert explains why it's time CEOs had to follow the same rules and harassment policies as every other employee.
Les Moonves walked away from CBS after being accused of sexual assault.
Moonves, accused by 12 women of sexual harassment and assault, managed to walk away with a face-saving exit package that may even include some of his $182 million severance.
Is the Australian media industry willing to come together to fight against global streaming media companies, or will Australian media continue to battle each other?
Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon smiles for the cameras during a 1968 news conference.
Fifty years ago, an insurance agent named Paul Simpson was convinced of rampant bias on the evening news. So he embarked on a project to record each broadcast and store them at Vanderbilt University.
Louisiana’s populist politician Huey Long, giving an address on CBS Radio in 1934.
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Sinclair network anchors decrying 'fake stories' have been condemned for giving biased support to President Trump. But nostalgic calls to restore civil political discussion on the air ignore history.
A couple watch film footage of the Vietnam war on a television in their living room.
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After footage from America's first 'living room war' shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
CBS has bought Channel Ten and plans to bring its streaming service to Australia.
CBS is not only the likely new owner of Ten Network but a major supplier of content to every television network and streaming service.
An elusive Clinton press conference on Sept. 15, 2016.
How is the Trump-Clinton contest being covered by the country's major newspapers and broadcasters? We look at the data.
The Starship Enterprise, the famed setting of the original ‘Star Trek’ series, was almost lost to the graveyard of failed pilots.
With a pilot that was deemed too complex and cerebral, 'Star Trek' looked dead in the water. Fifty years later, we look back at the show's rocky beginnings.
Not these guys, but Kentucky’s coach will get $50,000 extra after his Wildcats beat Texas A&M to win the SEC.
The NCAA men's basketball tournament is a huge money-maker, but you wouldn't know it from the coverage on TV.
Will TV’s future flicker into focus?
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A post-network era looms. What does this mean for the way we watch – and pay for – television shows?
People wait in line for Stephen Colbert’s debut on The Late Show.
In shedding the caricature of a conservative pundit, Colbert can have more substantive conversations with his guests, while still employing his unique brand of satire.
NBC newscaster John Cameron Swayze was television’s first “anchor man” – though not for presenting the news. The term referred to his status as permanent panelist of the quiz show Who Said That?
In the beginning, newscasters weren’t even visible to TV news viewers. With Walter Cronkite, everything changed.
Stephen Colbert slicing and dicing them on the Colbert Report.
The news that Jimmy Kimmel’s contract as host of ABC’s late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! is being extended for two years completes a period of upheaval in this great American genre. Jimmy Fallon…