Weekend Headlines — 6/15-6/16/13

WFIU’s New Weekend Lineup
Indiana University's radio station, WFIU (103.7 FM, Bloomington, with translators in French Lick, Terre Haute, Columbus and Greensburg) will sound a little different starting in July, with new weekend programming, the return of opera on Sunday nights, and more. [Indiana Public Media]

Scholarship fund will honor former WFIE employee
Scooter Tiemann worked at WFIE for more than two years beginning in 2005. He died on Monday in Texas from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He spent years in Evansville mentoring at-risk kids through Youth Resources' Teen Power program, even donating his own money so kids could participate. The organization wants to give back so more children can attend. [14 NEWS]

CBS Shifts ‘Brooklyn D.A.’ To Saturdays
CBS said Friday it is moving the struggling Brooklyn D.A. to Saturdays at 9 PM beginning June 22. Saturday will be the final burnoff spot for the show. [Deadline]

Venerable Format of ‘NewsHour’ Struggles With New Era of Media
For many of its 38 years, the sober studio-interview format of the “PBS NewsHour” has served the program well, drawing viewers and corporate underwriters alike. But with a deep financing crisis forcing layoffs and other cutbacks this week, some public television employees believe that format — and a general unwillingness to embrace the digital realities facing journalism — may be jeopardizing the program’s future. [NY Times]

Can Local News Take On Watchdog Role?
Can local TV news really fill the watchdog role in the 21st century that local newspapers did in the 20th? CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer advanced the theory at this year’s NAB conference in Las Vegas, but other media analysts are skeptical. [Variety]

Sources: DirecTV will acquire Hulu by month’s end, and why the deal makes sense
Several sources with knowledge of the ongoing Hulu acquisition talks tell PandoDaily that a deal is imminent and that DirecTV is the likely victor. The acquisition price will be written with a “B,” according to sources, but just barely. [PandoDaily]

Bob Pittman Takes On 'Lame Ads'
Clear Channel is targeting a new radio foe -- bad advertising. "Talking to creative agencies, we all agreed that radio has been put to one side and not given the level of creativity it warrants, given the importance it has," the company's chairman/CEO, Bob Pittman, said. [All Access]

CBS: Attkisson's Computer Was Hacked
CBS said an intruder, working remotely using CBS News Washington reporter Sharyl Attkisson's accounts, executed commands involving the search and filtering of data. The network said it is taking further steps to identify the intruder and how that person gained access to her computer. [AP/TVNewsCheck]


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