Evening Headlines — 8/1/13

Les Moonves Says CBS Will Remain “Resolute” In Talks With Time Warner Cable
CBS chief Les Moonves couldn’t resist alluding to his tense retransmission consent negotiations with Time Warner Cable — even though he didn’t want to address the matter directly in a conference call with analysts. “We will update you when we have more news,” he said in his prepared remarks, adding that CBS will remain “resolute” as it faces a Friday deadline when its stations might go dark on TWC cable systems in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. [DEADLINE]

Broadcast TV landscape is shifting under FCC
The string of TV deals capped this week by the announcement of a sale by Allbritton Communications puts pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to keep its eye on the broadcast industry even as the agency is going through its own makeover. [POLITICO]

PTC: Stop smut on 'Scientifically Accurate Ninja Turtles,' 'ADHD'
It may be scientifically accurate, but a parents' TV group thinks Fox's raunchy new "Animation Domination Hi-Def" is a long way from funny. The head of the Parents Television Council, an advocacy group that frequently targets network programs it finds unfriendly to families, has written a letter to Fox entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly blasting the network for "Scientifically Accurate Ninja Turtles" (a very NSFW example can be seen on YouTube) and other shorts telecast on "ADHD." [LOS ANGELES TIMES]

Queen Latifah Calls On Pals For New Talk Show
Queen Latifah says her new daytime talk show is calling on A-list friends for support, including musicians Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz. Keys has already participated in test runs of ''The Queen Latifah Show.'' And Kravitz's design firm created the set. There are more pals at the show's highest levels. Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, are among its producers. [AP/TVNEWSCHECK]

Rush Limbaugh Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of National Syndication
Thursday is the 25th anniversary of the debut of Premiere Networks' “The Rush Limbaugh Show” in national syndication.  The show is today heard on almost 600 stations, and the syndicator says that nearly 20 million people listen each week, making it the highest-rated national radio talk show in America. [ALL ACCESS]


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