As "CBS Sunday Morning" celebrates 40 years on the air, a new CBS News poll shows the marked changes in public opinion that have occurred over sensitive topics since the show made its debut in 1979. Here are some of the issues that have seen major changes among the American public: Optimism and the Future Americans are generally more optimistic about the future than they were back in 1979, though they are less optimistic today than they were a decade ago. When asked about the future in 2018, 53% of respondents say they think it will be better for people generally, down from 61% in January 2009, right before Barack Obama assumed the presidency. 40% of those polled today believe the future will be worse, compared to 31% in 2009. Still, optimism is much higher now than it was when this question was first asked back in 1979, when opinion was evenly divided (at 46%) as to whether the future would be "better" or "worse." When divided by party affiliation, Republicans (61%) are … [Read more...] about CBS News Poll: In what ways has public opinion changed over 40 years?
NEW YORK >> CBS News reporter Jericka Duncan said Thursday she felt threatened when “60 Minutes” boss Jeff Fager sent her a text message to “be careful” when she questioned him about reports that he tolerated an abusive environment at the newsmagazine. ASSOCIATED PRESS In this 2017 photo, “60 Minutes” Executive Producer Jeff Fager poses for a photo at the “60 Minutes” offices, in New York. Fager, who was named in reports about tolerating an abusive workplace at CBS, stepped down Wednesday. NEW YORK >> CBS News reporter Jericka Duncan said Thursday she felt threatened when “60 Minutes” boss Jeff Fager sent her a text message to “be careful” when she questioned him about reports that he tolerated an abusive environment at the newsmagazine. Fager was fired Wednesday over the message. He’s characterized his language as harsh but didn’t think he’d lose his job over it. The … [Read more...] about CBS reporter says she felt threatened by text message from Jeff Fager
To understand what the tawdry shakeup at CBS represents to broadcast media, it's worth recalling what the network once represented. To many millions of viewers and spanning generations, CBS was the gold standard for network news. NBC had Huntley and Brinkley, and ABC had Howard K. Smith. But CBS had Edward R. Murrow and then Walter Cronkite, and its integrity was not only unquestioned but unsurpassed. That reputation stands in stark contrast with the chaotic upheaval at the network these days. Charlie Rose was bounced in 2017, costing the network a key contributor to "CBS This Morning" (where he was a co-anchor) and "60 Minutes" amid accusations of unwanted sexual advances. On Sept. 9, network CEO Les Moonves resigned after allegations of intimidation, sexual assault and harassment. Moonves has maintained the accusations are decades old and untrue, but outside law firms were assigned to investigate. The latest exit comes from Jeff Fager, the executive producer of "60 Minutes," which … [Read more...] about CBS shakeup rocks a once-venerable network (Editorial)
Tom Canavan, Ap Sports Writer Published 2:09 pm CDT, Friday, September 14, 2018 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Janoris Jenkins is back with the New York Giants and ready to play against the Dallas Cowboys. A day after hastily walking off the field to deal with an undisclosed family emergency, Jenkins was back at practice Friday as the Giants (0-1) held their last major workout for the Sunday night game at Dallas (0-1). While Jenkins is ready to play, coach Pat Shurmur said weakside linebacker Olivier Vernon is going to miss his second straight game with an ankle injury. The Giants' top pass rusher was on the field working with trainers this week and is making progress, the coach added. Shurmur asked the media to give Jenkins space with "a family issue." Having Jenkins back is important. He is the team's best pass defender and had an interception in the 20-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend. Jenkins said everything was good with his family. He was not … [Read more...] about Giants CB Jenkins back with team after family emergency
ABC's "Take Two" and "Match Game" grow in season finales Jennifer Maas, provided by Published 8:45 am PDT, Friday, September 14, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Rises With ‘Julie Chen Moonves’ 1st Appearance Since Husband’s CBS Exit 1 / 1 Back to Gallery “Big Brother” came in hot in Nielsen ratings Thursday night with Julie Chen’s return to TV. Sorry, Julie Chen Moonves’ return. After passing on joining her co-hosts on “The Talk” earlier this week, Chen hosted the CBS reality series during primetime last night, marking her first on-screen appearance since her husband, former CBS chief Les Moonves, was ousted from the network over multiple sexual misconduct accusations. Read the full article on The Wrap … [Read more...] about Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Rises With ‘Julie Chen Moonves’ 1st Appearance Since Husband’s CBS Exit