Morning Headlines - 9/5/13

New PBS team low key about milestone
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff didn't think much about the milestone upon being appointed the first women to co-anchor a national daily news program on television — until flowers began filling their offices and strangers offered congratulations.

Talk Radio Network Opposes Sale of DG to Cumulus
RADIO ONLINE - Talk Radio Network Enterprises LLC and its affiliates Talk Radio Network-FM, Talk Radio Network Entertainment, America's Radio News Network, National Weekend Radio Syndications and Talk Radio Network Operations are suing Dial Global in New York and Oregon, alleging that the rival company has violated anti-trust laws.

Are These TV's Next Big Blackouts?
ADAGE - CBS and Time Warner Cable finally agreed on a new contract on Monday, ending a month-long blackout of the network in certain markets. But the deal isn't a fix for what's widely considered a broken TV model, meaning CBS probably won't be the last network to go dark this year as battles between content providers and cable and satellite operators intensify.

Appeals Court Vacates FCC's Program Carriage Standstill Rule
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - Time Warner Cable, Comcast and other leading cable companies got a partial victory at the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday when judges there agreed to vacate a Federal Communications Commission rule that allowed the agency to consider requests from programmers for a temporary standstill to the price, terms and other conditions of an existing programming contract.

Julie Andrews, Tina Fey To Salute Carol Burnett
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will honor Carol Burnett as she receives the nation's top humor prize in Washington. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is awarding Burnett the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 20. The show will be broadcast on PBS stations Nov. 24.


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