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Low Ratings Force CNN To Find A New Direction

CNN's ratings have hit record lows. The company is still making money thanks to its international presence, but U.S. viewers would rather watch its more opinionated competitors at MSNBC and Fox News. TV critic Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times says CNN should shake things up.
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The Next Frontier In TV: English News For Latinos

ABC News and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision have joined forces to create a TV news channel aimed at Hispanics who prefer English. But with a target audience that currently turns to the same news sources as everyone else, the venture isn't without risk.
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Eyeing Latinos, NBC News Snuggles Up To Telemundo

NBC News' top-rated Nightly News with Brian Williams draws a modest number of Hispanics, compared with the population at large. Network executives see that as a growth opportunity, and they're turning to their Spanish-language sister network, Telemundo, for help in realizing it.
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London 2012 Games Set A Viewership Record, At 219.4 Million

The London Summer Games have now become the most-watched television event in U.S. history, with a total of 219.4 viewers over 17 days of coverage. Those high ratings push London 2012 past Beijing 2008, which held the previous record of 215 million viewers.
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Gabby Douglas Gets One More Gold, For Winning Facebook Fans

They've been called the first "Social Games" — and the London Summer Olympics have made social stars out of athletes like gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, who saw her Facebook fanbase grow by nearly 4,000 percent.
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First Woman To Moderate Fall Debate In 20 Years

We follow up with 16-year-old Emma Axelrod of Montclair, N.J. Two weeks ago Axelrod visited Washington, D.C., to deliver a petition with nearly 120,000 signatures to the Commission on Presidential Debates, asking them to select a woman to moderate at least one of the presidential debates. On Monday, the Commission announced that CNN's Candy Crowley will be the first woman in 20 years to lead one of the debates.
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Time, CNN Suspend Fareed Zakaria's Column, After Plagiarism Claim

Zakaria apologized for a passage that appeared to be lifted from a New Yorker piece.

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