Evening Headlines — 7/15/13

Asiana Airlines To Sue KTVU Over Report
Asiana announced Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that it said damaged the airline's reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco.

An anchor for KTVU-TV read the names on the air Friday and then apologized after a break. The report was accompanied by a graphic with the phony names listed alongside a photo of the burned-out plane that had crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, killing three and injuring dozens. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

Barbara Walters said last week that there wouldn't be a new co-host on "The View" in the near future, but things have changed!

On Monday, Walters announced that Jenny McCarthy will join the ABC talk show in September.

"We are delighted that Jenny will be joining us as a permanent co-host on 'The View' starting in September," said Walters. "Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for 'The View.'" [ABC]

Zimmerman lawyer to move ‘asap’ against NBC News
The not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial will enable the neighborhood-watch volunteer to resume his case against NBC News for the mis-editing of his widely distributed call to police. Back in December, Zimmerman sued NBC Universal Media for defamation over the botched editing, which depicted him as a hardened racial profiler. [Washington Post]

As it adds FM, Sprint offers unlimited data
Once a deal with the radio industry is finalized in the coming weeks, Sprint will move forward with a plan to install or activate FM in 30 million handsets.  One of many side benefits for the carrier could be to offload some congestion on its data networks.  That could come in handy as Sprint has announced a new plan offering unlimited data for the life of the service. [Inside Radio]

Tennis Channel takes another legal swing at Comcast 
The Tennis Channel wants back on the court. The cable network has petitioned the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in an effort to reverse a May ruling by three of the judges there regarding a dispute with Comcast Corp. [LA Times]

Deadline for Reply Comments on FCC Indecency Policies Extended
The deadline for reply comments on the FCC’s Indecency policy have been extended. These replies  had been due on July 18. But a request from CBI, a collegiate broadcasters organization, asked for more time given the extensive initial comments filed in the proceeding and the fact that college broadcasters have difficulties in responding to issues over summer school holidays.  On Friday, the Commission issued a Public Notice extending the deadline for these reply comments to August 2. [Broadcast Law Blog]


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