‘Dr. Phil’ To End After 21 Seasons

Another daytime fixture, Dr. Phil McGraw, is leaving after more than two decades as one of television’s most popular talk show hosts. His syndicated daytime show, Dr. Phil, will end its run of original episodes with the current 2022-2023 television season, the show’s 21st. McGraw’s decision comes as his most recent contract is coming to an end. Dr. Phil received a five-season renewal in 2018 as part of a mega-deal extension with CBS Media Ventures, taking it through its current season.

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NBCUniversal Reorganizes Ad Sales Unit, Launches Small Business Group

Comcast’s NBCUniversal unit announced a reorganization of its ad sales unit under Linda Yaccarino, chairman of global advertising sales and partnerships. One big change puts ad sales president Mark Marshall in charge of converged teams responsible for selling the company’s linear, digital and streaming inventory. Marshall will also oversee a new unit looking to sell ads to small and midsized businesses.  The SMB unit will work closely with NBCU's local sales division.

CNN Said To Be Courting Gayle King

How To Produce Trustworthy News Without ‘Objectivity’

Many forces have eroded public trust in journalism over the years. Additionally, the traditional standard of “objectivity” has lost its relevance for a new generation of journalists and news consumers. This report and accompanying “playbook” offer actionable guidelines to help news organizations restore a belief in the value of fair, fact-based reporting — trustworthy news. Here's a fresh vision for how to replace outmoded “objectivity” with a more relevant articulation of journalistic standards.

ANA/4A’s Blast IAB’s ‘Extremist’ Rhetoric

In an uncharacteristic breaking of the U.S. advertising trade association ranks, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) issued a joint statement blasting remarks made last week by Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) CEO David Cohen characterizing Washington lawmakers as "extremists" hellbent on destroying the ad industry.

WEEK ENDING JAN. 30

Station Trading Roundup: 1 Deal, $10,000

The purchase of W25FQ-D Florence, S.C., by J&J Winemiller tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.

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New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a digital manager at a university public media service.

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TVN Webinar: IP Networking State Of The Art

Executives from Fox Corp., E.W. Scripps Co. and CBC will share their expertise in building IP networks that suit their companies’ specific needs along with critical security considerations in the process during a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar on March 16 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.

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