Morning Headlines — 8/7/13

from the editor's desk
Good morning! I'll be previewing the new fall shows from CBS and FOX later today, and the game plan as of right now is to tell you about them LIVE as I watch at WEVV in downtown Evansville. Be sure to stop back by later and see what's hot ... and what's not! --Jake

21st Century Fox Loss Shrinks After Split
Entertainment media company 21st Century Fox shrank its fiscal fourth-quarter loss after the owner of Fox News Channel and FX shed the publishing division that caused a big write-down a year earlier. [AP/TVNEWSCHECK]

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to Co-Anchor 'PBS NewsHour'
PBS is growing its relationship with journalists Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. The veteran newscasters, who fronted the public broadcaster's 2012 election coverage, have been named co-anchors and managing editors of PBS NewsHour. [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]

Disney 3Q Rev Up, Net Income Nearly Flat
The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it earned $1.85 billion, or $1.01 per share, in the fiscal third quarter. That compares with $1.83 billion, or $1.01 per share, a year earlier. Adjusted earnings were $1.03 per share in the latest quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations. [AP/TVNEWSCHECK]

Shareholders approve Fisher sale
Despite some eleventh hour rumblings by a handful of stock owners that a $41 per share offer for Fisher Communications wasn’t enough, the company’s shareholders today approved a $373.3 million sale of the company to Sinclair Broadcast Group. [INSIDE RADIO]


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