Day: May 6, 2019

CBS News makes its big moves

The CBS News shake-up is now official. This morning, the network announced that:
— Norah O’Donnell (shown here in the old days, with Charlie Rose and Gayle King) will lead the evening newscast, replacing Jeff Glor. She starts this summer as anchor and managing editor, moving the operation from New York to Washington, D.C.
— King is now clearly the senior figure in the morning, with both of her co-hosts leaving. One was John Dickson, who becomes a “60 Minutes” correspondent; the other was O’Donnell. The new look – with Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil taking their spots – starts May 20. Read more…

Best bets for May 8: A finale-filled night

1) “Modern Family” season finale, 9 p.m., ABC. This is the sort of episode “Modern Family” savors, bouncing through several small stories. It’s almost time for Haley and Dylan to have their twins; that causes others to recall the birthdays that came during this hectic year. It wraps up the 10th season; only one more remains, for a top series (shown here with last week’s graduation episode) that once won five straight Emmys for best comedy series. Read more…

Opera Man really is magnifioso

It was sort of your typical “Saturday Night Live” — sometimes clever, sometimes not
.An opening sketch (“Endgame” vs. “Game of Thrones”) was so-so. A song by host Adam Sandler – recalling when he was fired from “SNL” – was sharp and funny. There were more ups and downs … leading into a “Weekend Update” that crackled with sharp lines.
And then the show vaulted to another level: For the first time in 24 years, “Opera Man” was there. Read more…