CBS News is the winner of a 2013 duPont Award for foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward’s reporting from inside Syria on the "CBS Evening News" with Scott Pelley, and NPR has won for its Syria coverage from correspondents Deb Amos and Kelly McEvers. The annual awards honor excellence in public-service oriented broadcast and digital journalism.
As most of the American political firmament expressed respectfully nonideological condolences for victims of the Aurora, Colorado shooting massacre, Mayor Michael Bloomberg distinguished himself by talking, unapologetically, about gun control.(4)
Steve Kroft on Romney and Obama as TV guests, and the amazing challenge of filling job openings at '60 Minutes'
Veteran 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft said it's been hard finding a reporter to hire for the show. "I know it sounds really crazy. I think there is more money right now in being an anchor man and I think that people feel that the cable news networks created all of these anchor positions, and it's just been hard to try and find someone who we think is good who wants to do it really badly who says, 'I'd love to be on 60 Minutes. That's all I want to do.'"
Da"But what I've tried to do, as I've said to you is tell you stories that I tell my friends and family when we're around the fireplace or outside around the campfire and just tell stories. Yes, I do include the circumstances under which I left CBS News, a low time in my life, but let me say it to you directly, I'm not complaining and I'm well passed it. But I've seen rain I've seen fire, I've seen sunny days, and yes, starry nights. And life goes up and down and I fully understand that."
Joe: The deeper he drives the story into the Viacom/CBS conspiracy stuff, the more deeply he entrenches himself in the big distraction that killed the original story of Bush's National Guard service to begin with. It's like he's hammering on the rail that he got rode out of town on.(4)