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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:44 PM
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TV Newser: CBS To Offer Online Simulcast Of Evening News with Katie Couric
"Groundbreaking:" CBS To Offer Online Simulcast Of Evening News with Katie Couric

Beginning Sept. 5, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric will be simulcast live on the Internet, Sean McManus and Larry Kramer announced today.

The webcast will be free and ad-supported. "The move, announced this morning, makes CBS News the first of the network newscasts to use the Internet for simultaneous transmission of the news," Broadcasting & Cable says.

Kramer tells mediabistro.com that the network has negotiated a new agreement with CBS affiliates that allows the simulcast to happen.

There's one catch: "To access the simulcast, viewers will be asked to register so that they view it when the television broadcast is aired in their time zone," CBS says.

McManus calls the simulcast is "a groundbreaking development in making the program available to the largest possible audience." He added: "It's another giant step towards providing CBS News content to people wherever they are -- in their homes, in their offices, in their cars, on their computers or on their cell phones." The program will also be available on-demand.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cbs/groundbreaking_...
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Pale Blue Dot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:46 PM
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1. Wow! I'll be able to not watch this in two different ways!
Will the wonders of technology never cease?
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 01:03 PM
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6. Exactly!
Good one, you beat me to it.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 01:56 PM
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9. Bingo!
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 12:46 AM
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21. ROTFLMAO! And the same goes for me! -eom
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:47 PM
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2. I'll pass too --- It will be like watching PAINT DRY
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:50 PM
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3. They're trying hard to avoid becoming completely irrelevant . . .
Social/demographic trends have been carving away the audience for evening newscasts for years. Nobody's at home at 6pm to sit around the dinner table and watch the news -- they're still at the office or stuck in traffic. Not to mention that there's as much news as one could ever want all over the cable spectrum (not to mention the Internet).

I see this as a reasonable response by CBS, but one that I don't give a rat's ass about. I wasn't going to watch anyway.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 01:00 PM
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4. Oh, wow! Katie on a smaller screen! Groundbreaking! See this Pic
Right back at ya, KC!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 08:35 PM
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19. Is that from when she got her anal scope on the Today Show...
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 01:00 PM
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5. i'd watch if she was replaced with Bob Scheiffer.
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zreosumgame Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 01:16 PM
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7. why?
?
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 01:54 PM
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8. She's just reading the damn news
...They are making such a big deal over her, shes certainly not the first female evening news host. The whole forums they've been holding are unnecessary and a total waste of resources also I am absolutely SICK of hearing these TV asshats ask repeatedly "what is she going to wear" "what is she going to wear", "OH what is she going to wear"
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ovidsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 03:27 PM
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14. Well, what IS she going to wear??
America wants to know!! :rofl:
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 08:04 PM
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18. And will they redesign the set so she can still show off her legs????????
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 02:35 PM
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10. who watches her? Or CBS?
???
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 02:38 PM
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11. I'll miss Bob Schieffer.
*sniff*
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Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 02:43 PM
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12. I prefer Amy Goodman on Democracy Now
I prefer watching real news on the internet, by a real journalist, telling it like it is.

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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 03:14 PM
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13. Will she now be able to "get back with us" in two forums?
COURIC: Hey, wait a second. Democrats took Democrats took money from Abramoff too, Mr. Dean.

DEAN: That is absolutely false. That did not happen. Not one dime of money from Jack Abramoff went to any Democrat at any time.

COURIC: Let me just tell you According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Abramoff and his associates gave $3 million to Republicans and $1.5 million to Democrats, including Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid.

DEAN: Not one dime of Jack Abramoff money ever went to any Democrat. We can show you the FEC reports, wed be very happy to do it. Theres a lot of stuff in the press that the Republican National Committees been spinning that this is a bipartisan scandal. It is a Republican-financed scandal. Not one dime of money from Jack Abramoff ever went to any Democrat, not one dime.

COURIC: Well, well obviously have to look into that and clarify that for our viewers at a later date. Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Mr. Dean, Governor Dean, thanks so much for talking with us.

DEAN: Thanks very much.


http://thinkprogress.org/2006/01/26/couric-caught-on-ta... /

C'mon, Katie, it's been seven months now...when's that "later date?"

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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 03:52 PM
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15. I haven't watched the news since Bush became the pResident,
but even so I think that CBS has lost its mind. To put a PUG lightweight like Couric on the evening news and to totally dismiss Dan Rather after his years of great news coverage are signs of manic depression to my mind.
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 07:01 PM
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16. I read it as "slimecast"
:evilgrin:
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 07:09 PM
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17. Shit! Katie's only interesting
from the waist down.
She's got those muscular thighs and calfs
like my old girlfriend
who was a gymnast

I just don't care anymore
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 12:36 AM
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20. I still won't watch that lying stenographer.
How CBS has fallen--from Murrow and Cronkite to Bimborella.
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 12:47 AM
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22. buffering 26%....buffering 34%......
This is gonna be awesome.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 01:06 AM
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23. cbs lost me when they hired her!!
i would not watch the * ass kissing in the morning ..i sure as hell am not watching at dinner time..i don't need the heartburn..


cbs now means : couric broadcast sucks

no thanks..i'll pass!

fly
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