Television industry

FILE - In this May 15, 2013, file photo, "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley attends the CBS Upfront in New York. The Trump administration has been a boon for the cable news networks each night yet curiously not for the broadcast evening news programs, where a viewership slump contributed to Pelley losing his job last week as anchor of the "CBS Evening News." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
June 05, 2017 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration has been a boon for the cable news networks each night yet curiously not for the broadcast evening news programs, where a viewership slump contributed to Scott Pelley losing his job last week as anchor of the "CBS Evening News." CNN, Fox News Channel and...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2013, file photo, Scott Pelley attends the CBS Upfront in New York. Pelley is out as "CBS Evening News" anchor, and he'll be returning to full-time work at the network's flagship newsmagazine "60 Minutes." Two people familiar with the situation on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, confirmed the reports. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 31, 2017 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS' effort to brand itself as the home of hard-edged newscasts has achieved commercial success in the morning, but not so much in the evening — and "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley paid the price for it with his job. The network announced Wednesday that Pelley will return...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2016 file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. The USAA financial services firm says it is reinstating its advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel program after receiving heavy criticism from many of the military members and veterans that it serves. The company said Tuesday, May 30, 2017, it will also start advertising again on other programs where it had suspended its ads, including "Hardball" and "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC, and Jake Tapper's "The Lead" on CNN. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 30, 2017 - 3:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The USAA financial services firm is reinstating its advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel program after receiving heavy criticism for its initial decision from many of the military members and veterans that it serves. The San Antonio, Texas-based company said Tuesday it...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2016 file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. Fox News says it has removed from its website a speculative story about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich because it "was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting." The network had no other comment beyond the published statement on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. It also made no mention of Sean Hannity, who has done stories about the case on his prime-time television show. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 26, 2017 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from other opinion-based television programs. The company, which sells insurance and other products to members of the U.S...
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May 25, 2017 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm USAA is adding itself to the list of companies that have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show. But the company that caters to members of the U.S. military and their families says the move had nothing to do with pressure on Hannity's...
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May 25, 2017 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 24 about Sean Hannity, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Seth Rich was a Democratic National Committee chairman. He was an employee. A corrected version of the story is below: Hannity says liberal fascists after sponsors; 1 is leaving Fox News' Sean...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2016 file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. Fox News says it has removed from its website a speculative story about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich because it "was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting." The network had no other comment beyond the published statement on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. It also made no mention of Sean Hannity, who has done stories about the case on his prime-time television show. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 24, 2017 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of "liberal fascism" for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer hawk its wares there. The Chicago-based Cars.com said that it had been "watching closely" and recently...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, Jon Stewart, accompanied by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N,Y., and New York City first responders speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington. HBO says it's scrapping a Web-delivered venture it was developing with Stewart. In a statement Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the network said the short-form digital animated project had proved too technically difficult for a quick turnaround. The animated series would have allowed Stewart to comment on daily breaking news in real time. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
May 24, 2017 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is scrapping a web-delivered satirical project it was developing with Jon Stewart, a change of plans that keeps the popular political humorist on the sidelines as the Trump administration continues to provide his fellow comedians with comic gold. "HBO and Jon Stewart have...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. The National Geographic TV network says it won’t air “Killing Patton,” its next planned movie adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book series on the deaths of historical figures. The network wouldn’t immediately comment on whether the decision had anything to do with the harassment allegations that led to O’Reilly’s April firing at Fox News Channel. In a statement, National Geographic said the movie was in development for a couple of years and “it was a difficult project to crack creatively.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 23, 2017 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade — out of first place. The network's weekday prime-time lineup, long the king of cable news, finished behind MSNBC in viewers last week, the Nielsen company said. Among the 25-to-54-year-old audience that...
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In this image released by CBS, Stephen Colbert, host of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," appears at the opening production number of the CBS Upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall in New York, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via AP)
May 19, 2017 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As broadcast networks rolled out their plans for next season this past week, those watching could be forgiven for pulling out phones and checking the calendar. There's the cast of NBC's "Will & Grace," ready to return. The folks at "Roseanne" are back on the couch. "Dynasty" and...
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