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NBC correspondent Kerry Sanders injured by broken TV light

NBC correspondent Kerry Sanders said in a Twitter post Thursday that he suffered serious eye injuries while covering the Michael Dunn trial in Jacksonville, Fla., in February.

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FILE- In this Jan. 13, 2012 file photo, U. S. skier Bode Miller looks at the scoreboard after finishing third in a alpine ski, men's World Cup super-combined, in Wengen, Switzerland. On Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, Miller’s estranged girlfriend, Sara McKenna, regained temporary custody of their infant son. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)

Olympian Bode Miller: ‘Be Gentle With Christin Cooper’ for NBC interview

Olympic skier Bode Miller told his Twitter followers that NBC’s Christin Cooper was doing her job when she asked him questions about his brother who died last year. Miller cried and viewers jumped online to complain. (Watch the interview Read more

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#JFK: media organizations taking new look at old news

Cape Cod Times | Associated Press | Huffington Post | The Washington Post | Fox News | CNN | Los Angeles Times | NBC | Boston.com | The Dallas Morning News | The New York Times | USA Today | Reuters The news today, in many parts of the country, is about something that happened in Dallas 50 years ago. But now, the retelling of JFK's assassination is unfolding in a way quite different than it did then -- through social media. The Cape Cod Times started its two-day project Thursday, tweeting out events from 50 years ago at the times when they happened. The paper also has a cache of stories about the Kennedy family on its site, with reader memories, a story about Kennedy's local church, and the news photographer who covered him. (more...)
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NBC Nightly News issues correction for wiping New Hampshire off the map

Tuesday night’s episode of NBC Nightly News ended with something you rarely see in a television newscast: an on air correction.

According to anchor Brian Williams, after viewers and at least one U.S. Senator complained that a graphic from Monday … Read more

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ABC, CBS and other networks take second swing at Aereo

The Wrap | New York Times


Aereo’s honeymoon is over, as broadcast networks re-filed their petitions for an injunction this morning.

As The Wrap reports, ABC, CBS, NBC Universal and Fox Television Stations are among the parties who have asked judges to reconsider the 2nd Circuit District Appeals Court’s decision from earlier this month. The decision came down in favor of Aereo, whom the court ruled was not in violation of copyright law.



The networks’ complaints stem from Aereo’s business model. Aereo provides a live stream of broadcast television to its subscribers via a live Internet feed. The court’s ruling hinged on the fact that Aereo uses an individual antenna for each subscriber; the judges in a 2-1 decision said this constituted a “private” rather than “public” performance, which meant Aereo is in the clear.



The networks have filed suit against Aereo to stop the company from transmitting their broadcasts without giving the networks compensation. Speaking from the NAB Show last week in Las Vegas, News Corp. President and COO Chase Carey  threatened to move Fox’s broadcast channels to cable if Aereo continued to win in the courts.

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David Gregory, NBC will not be charged for showing gun ammunition ‘magazine’ on air

The Washington, D.C., Attorney General has decided not to charge "Meet the Press" host David Gregory or NBC, after they showed a high-capacity ammunition clip during an NRA interview last month. A.G. Irvin B. Nathan explained the decision in a letter to NBC:
Influencing our judgment in this case, among other things, is our recognition that the intent of the temporary possession and short display of the magazine was to promote the First Amendment purpose of informing an ongoing public debate about firearms policy in the United States, especially while this subject was foremost in the minds of the public following the ... events in Connecticut and the President's speech to the nation about them.
Not influencing their decision, they said, was "the feeble and unsatisfactory efforts that NBC made to determine whether or not it was lawful to possess, display, and broadcast this large capacity magazine as a means of fostering the public policy debate."

NBC should be warned, the letter continues, that the decision not to press charges was "a very close decision"; the network should "take meticulous care" in the future to follow the law.
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George Zimmerman sues NBC over editing of 911 call about Trayvon Martin

Lawyers for George Zimmerman, who has been charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, announced Thursday that their defendant has sued NBC for defamation.

Zimmerman is also suing two people fired by the network and an owned-and-operated affiliate for their role in airing edited audio of a 911 call that was made before the shooting. Also being sued is one person still employed by the network, as well as the network itself.

As Andrew Beaujon reported in October, when sources told the New York Post such a suit was imminent,
NBC broadcast three reports using audio edited to make it appear Zimmerman said, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” The first report was produced by WTVJ in Miami, which fired reporter Jeff Burnside, who was involved in editing it. “Today” broadcast a report apparently influenced by WTVJ’s that edited the audio the same way; reporter Lilia Luciano lost her job with the network after that. The [Ron] Allen report was broadcast after those two, and apparently used the same audio track as the second.
Zimmerman's suit names Burnside, Luciano and Allen, who is still employed by NBC. (more...)
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Bob Costas delivers gun control commentary during halftime Sunday

Washington Post | Fox Sports | Media Matters
The longtime NBC sportscaster delivered a straight-to-camera commentary during halftime of the Sunday night broadcast, calling for tighter gun control after a Kansas City Chiefs player shot and killed his girlfriend and himself over the weekend. (more...)
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Reports: Jeff Zucker to head CNN

The New York Times | Los Angeles Times | Variety
CNN and Jeff Zucker are close to an agreement that would place the former NBCUniversal chief executive in charge of the news channel, Brian Stelter reports. Time Warner CEO Jeffrey L. Bewkes and Turner Broadcasting CEO Phil Kent "want someone who has programming and management and cable expertise; someone who can be credible to the staff and to the business community,” one source told Stelter.
Mr. Zucker could check off all those boxes. As a young NBC News producer, he helped start what became a 16-year winning streak for the “Today” show. He had mixed results as he moved up the rungs of NBC, but he can point to cable programming successes even as the NBC broadcast network struggled. He did not respond to requests for comment, and people with knowledge of the search insisted on anonymity to preserve friendships and business relationships.
Jim Walton announced his resignation as the head of CNN Worldwide in July, telling staff “CNN needs new thinking.” (more...)
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Guy Adams’ Twitter suspension lifted as NBC withdraws complaint

Sports Business Daily | The Independent | The Wall Street Journal
After a two-day suspension of his Twitter account, Guy Adams tweeted Tuesday afternoon: Twitter suspended the NBC Olympics critic, a journalist for the British newspaper The Independent, this weekend based on a complaint from NBC that Adams had tweeted the email address of a network executive. NBC vice president for communications Chris McCloskey said Twitter alerted the network, its partner for the Olympic games, to Adams' tweets. Soon after the complaint, Adams was suspended.

Adams quotes an email from Twitter today that says, "We have just received an update from the complainant retracting their original request ... Therefore your account has been unsuspended."

An unnamed NBC spokesman gave The Wall Street Journal this explanation today: "Our interest was in protecting our executive, not suspending the user from Twitter. We didn't initially understand the repercussions of our complaint, but now that we do, we have rescinded it." (more...)
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