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Is NBC soft on Sochi terror threats, political stalling, and the lawyer who could nail Christie

By Steven Brill
February 3, 2014

1. Is NBC soft on Sochi terror threats? Or are its rivals overdoing it?

I may be imagining it, but while the other network news organizations are giving full, even avid, coverage to the threat of terrorism at the coming Sochi Olympics, NBC -- which is televising the games -- seems to be playing it down. Or at least not playing it up.

from Jack Shafer:

Morning prayer: CBS’s latest last-ditch attempt to beat GMA and Today

By Jack Shafer
November 16, 2011

You could fill a graveyard with the bodies that CBS has posed in front of its morning show cameras over the decades in its ratings pursuit of NBC's Today show and ABC's Good Morning America. The latest dead-anchors walking, appointed yesterday by CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, are Charlie Rose and Gayle King.