Evening Headlines — 7/30/13

Herb Kaplow, Voice of ABC and NBC News, Dies at 86
Herb Kaplow, a longtime Washington correspondent who brought an authoritative voice to his wide-ranging reporting for NBC News and ABC News for more than four decades, died on Saturday in Arlington, Va. He was 86. [NY TIMES]

Another NBC News streak ends: ABC's 'World News with Diane Sawyer' tops its rival
NBC News has lost its lead in another daypart, at least for one week. ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” finished ahead of NBC’s “Nightly News with Brian Williams” in the key adults 25-54 demographic for the week ended July 28, ending “Nightly’s” 243-week winning streak, which dated back to November 2008. [MEDIA LIFE]

Al Jazeera America Opens 12 US Bureaus
Just over three weeks before its debut, Al Jazeera America today announced that it is going to have an on-the-ground presence in 12 US cities. Along with a bureau in NYC, where the news network will be based, AJAM will have correspondents in Dallas, Denver, LA, Nashville, Miami, Seattle, San Francisco, New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago and Washington D.C. [DEADLINE]

Limbaugh and Hannity hint of a 'Plan C'
Radio’s biggest talk personalities remain at the center of a high wire negotiation between the two largest groups.  Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity’s message to listeners is don’t worry, you’ll find me on the dial regardless of what happens. [INSIDE RADIO]

Exclusive: The Simpsons Draws Up Plans for Cable
The Simpsons is on the verge of turning "D'oh!" into even more dough. In a move greatly anticipated by several networks, Homer Simpson and family may finally be on their way to cable. [TV GUIDE]


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