Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS continues years after his firing and one year after filing the suit. It is a tragedy that one of the great journalists of our time has been treated so poorly by the corporation he spent his lifetime building. Rather said in his lawsuit filed in September 2007 that he was made a ``scapegoat'' to placate the Bush administration. Read more here.
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Sen. Joseph Biden and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, making the broadcast's
audience 32% bigger than the presidential debate drew the week before.
In Nielsen Media Research's final measurement of more than 200 U.S. TV
markets, the Biden-Palin debate generated a total household rating of
41.7, easily surpassing the 31.6 rating for the Sept. 26 debate
between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain, a report by David B.
Wilkerson of MarketWatch indicated.
About 52.4 million people watched the Obama-McCain debate. One ratings
point equals 1% of the total TV audience.
In 2004, 43.6 million watched Vice President Dick Cheney square off
against his challenger, Sen. John Edwards. The 1984 debate between
then-Vice President George H.W. Bush and Rep. Geraldine Ferraro drew
56.7 million viewers.
campaign, especially in a presidential race. Both McCain and Obama
have received favorable coverage, but will it continue?
"It almost never happens that there are two media favorites in one
political race — and yet this year, there are," said David Folkenlik
on National Public Radio.
Both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama can attribute their
popularity and their choice as candidates of the Republican and
Democratic Parties to the media. This doesn't mean they never receive
negative coverage; however, according to Folkenlik, during their
Senate careers and throughout the presidential campaign, both have
received "pretty positive press."
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