Media election planners prepare for a night of mystery

NEW YORK (AP) — This coming weekend, CNN's Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress when they tried to explain how television networks got 2000's...

If Trump wanted people to avoid '60 Minutes,' it didn't work

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of “60 Minutes” this past week, it probably wasn't what he intended. The 17.4 milli...

Fox News anchors quarantine after virus exposure on flight

NEW YORK (AP) — Several Fox News Channel on-air personalities were exposed last week to someone on a private plane who later tested positive for COVID-19, leading the network to take extra precautions...

NBC's Welker sharp in first turn as debate moderator

NEW YORK (AP) — Moderator Kristen Welker — with the help of an offstage mute button — helped give Americans the substantive, crackling debate over leadership that had been missing so far during the 20...

Mission impossible? Welker on tap to moderate second debate

NEW YORK (AP) — This fall's presidential debates have chewed up moderators. President Donald Trump steamrolled Chris Wallace with constant interruptions in the first one, a performan...

Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship Series. Win and go to the World Series, lose and go home. ...

Heard any Biden jokes? Study of late-night comics finds few

NEW YORK (AP) — From the perspective of late-night joke writers, there's really only one person running for president. A staggering 97% of the jokes Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon ...

For grateful NBC, Savannah Guthrie changes the subject

NEW YORK (AP) — Savannah Guthrie did more than just display her journalistic chops at NBC News' town hall with President Donald Trump. She changed the subject for her bosses. NBC was...

CBS News rebuilds MTV's old 'TRL' studio for election night

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys: CBS News is building a new high-tech election night set in the Times Square studio where MTV's “Total Request Live” ruled the musi...

C-SPAN suspends Scully after he admits to lie about hack

NEW YORK (AP) — C-SPAN suspended its political editor Steve Scully indefinitely Thursday after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked when he was confronted about a questionable exch...

NBC holds fast to dueling town halls despite celebrity anger

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite protests from Hollywood stars, NBC stood fast to its decision to hold a Thursday town hall with President Donald Trump at the same time that his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden,...

After independent coronavirus test, NBC sets Trump town hall

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News agreed to put President Donald Trump before voters in a town hall event on Thursday after the president submitted to an independent coronavirus test with the results reviewed ...

Analyzing Trump's illness is humbling for media's med teams

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's an assignment to humble even the most confident doctor: Assess a patient's condition before millions of people without being able to examine him or see a complete medical chart....

Trump's return means more anxiety for White House reporters

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's return to the White House to recover from the coronavirus seems certain to raise the already heightened anxiety level of the journalists assigned to follow him...

From Trump's taxes to virus: News moves at breakneck pace

NEW YORK (AP) — Remember the presidential debate? The revelation about how much President Donald Trump pays in taxes? The nomination of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice? They all hap...