WATCH: Media Pileup; Going For Glor; Making Waves; Rants & Raves

October 27, 2017

Media Pileup: Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly agreed to pay out $32 million to settle sexual harassment allegations against him by his former colleague Lis Wiehl. But he wasn’t the only media figure to come under fire.

Going for Glor: CBS News named Jeff Glor anchor of CBS Evening News this week – replacing former anchor Scott Pelley, who officially signed off mid-June. Glor will take over later this year, according to CBS.  Is Glor a good fit for the chair?

Making Waves: The FCC is poised to vote next month to eliminate long-time rules governing media ownership. One part of the proposal would no longer require broadcasters to maintain a studio in the area where they have a license to transmit. FCC chairman Ajit Pai is also asking the FCC to eliminate the rule that bars one company from owning a newspaper and local broadcast station.  Are these meaningful changes or could they spell trouble for the current media landscape?

Rants and Raves: A review of the week in media.

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney is joined by Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University; former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian; Jon Keller of WBZ News; and Adam Reilly of WGBH News.


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