CBS Sets More November Premiere Dates

CBS today announced premiere dates for five more scripted series – dramas FBI and spinoff FBI: Most Wanted, Bull and SEAL Team, and comedy The Unicorn. FBI and FBI: Most Wanted return for their third and second seasons respectively on Tuesday, Nov. 17, following the Season 18 premiere of NCIS.

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CBS Adds New Shows To Fall Schedule

CBS has reshuffled its early fall schedule with a mix of acquisitions, scripted series from other areas of the company and non-scripted programming as it deals with the ongoing impact of COVID-19. he broadcast network is adding Star Trek: Discovery, One Day At A Time and Spectrum’s Manhunt: Deadly Games as well as a documentary spin-off of FBI to the schedule in September and October.

FBI Arrests American Anchor On Iranian TV In U.S.

NEW ORLEANS  (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network’s English-language service, was detained […]

ANA: Feds Want ‘Meaningful’ Cooperation

The Association of National Advertisers has issued a follow-up report to last month’s member missive confirming an FBI/U.S. Attorney’s Office probe into possible fraudulent media-buying conduct. Advertisers will need to conduct formal internal investigations before deciding whether to call the FBI. The new report details the potential crimes the FBI is looking into, including mail and wire fraud, conspiracy and racketeering.

Why The FBI Is Investigating Media Buying

The feds are getting ready to come knocking. On Oct. 10, the Association of National Advertising sent a letter to its members sharing that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had contacted the ANA’s outside counsel Reed Smith LLP about assisting with its investigation into U.S. media buying practices. The ANA’s letter, signed by ANA CEO Bob Liodice, suggested next steps its members can take such as consulting with Reed Smith. Here’s what it’s all about.

‘FBI’ Picked Up For Full Season At CBS

The series details the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It stars Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Ebonée Noel, Jeremy Sisto and Sela Ward. It is the first freshman CBS show to be picked up for a full season this year.

Feds Probe Ad Industry’s Media-Buying Practices

The Wall Street Journal reports that federal prosecutors in Manhattan have opened an investigation into media-buying practices in the advertising industry and have begun issuing subpoenas as part of the probe, according to people familiar with the matter. The investigation is looking at, among other things, nontransparent ad-buying practices, including agencies receiving rebates from media outlets, the people said. Journal subscribers can read the full story here.

FBI Sought Trump ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape

The FBI agents who raided the office and hotel of President Trump’s lawyer on Monday were seeking all records related to the Access Hollywood tape in which Trump was heard making vulgar comments about women, according to three people who have been briefed on the contents of a federal search warrant.

Ex-Agent Warns Against Fox News Hosts Attacking FBI, Other Institutions

‘Wonder Woman’ Star Connie Nielsen Joins ‘FBI’

Dick Wolf’s CBS Drama ‘FBI’ Casts Zeeko Zaki

FBI Releases Files On Roger Ailes

The FBI on Friday publicly released its files on the late Fox News founder Roger Ailes, who died last  May. The release is more than 100 pages and mostly includes a background check that the FBI completed before Ailes worked for President Nixon, and two subsequent “expanded name checks” in 1988 and 1990 for access to the George H.W. Bush White House.

FBI Arrests Man Who Threatened To Kill CNN Staffers

Wolf’s ‘FBI’ Gets CBS Series Order

CBS has made a 13-episode series order from Dick Wolf for a new procedural that will take him off his usual network and out of his regular corner of law enforcement. The tentatively-titled “FBI” will cover the inner workings of the bureau’s New York office, and it will be Wolf’s first drama series launching off NBC since 2003.

Gizmodo Suing For Roger Ailes’ FBI File

This morning, Gizmodo filed a lawsuit against the FBI seeking access to any files it holds on Roger Ailes. Gizmodo sought access to the records under the Freedom of Information Act on May 18, the day Ailes was found dead in his Palm Beach home due to a traumatic brain injury aggravated by his hemophilia. As one the most influential and controversial political figures of his era, we believe these files are likely to exist. The FBI failed to provide or formally deny access to the records within the time period allowed under the federal statute.

CNN Sues FBI Over Comey Memos

A week after former FBI Director James Comey lit up cable news with his live testimony about Donald Trump pink slipping him over an investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election, CNN today has taken the bureau to court over its ex-boss’ memos of his meetings with POTUS.

Should Reporters Be Prosecuted For Leaks?

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) asked FBI Director James Comey on Monday whether reporters could be prosecuted for leaks — despite a longstanding tradition and court history of not prosecuting the press. Comey struggled to answer the question, saying it was something that had never been prosecuted “in my lifetime.”

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Former WXIA Reporter Rowson Joins The FBI

FBI Looking Into Soul Of The South Finances

FBI Wants Photo ID For Online FOIA Requests

The FBI’s new eFOIA platform comes with new terms: hand over a government-issued ID or forget about having your request filled.

FBI Leaves Open Possibility Of Using Fake Journo

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey left open the possibility Tuesday that an agent might again pose as a journalist as part of an investigation, though he said such a tactic ought to be rare and “done carefully with significant supervision, if it’s going to be done.” Comey told reporters at a roundtable discussion […]

AP To FBI: Stop Impersonating Reporters

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director James Comey, the president and CEO of the news cooperative, Gary Pruitt, demanded assurances that the FBI will never again impersonate a member of the news media, following revelations that an agent in Seattle portrayed himself as an AP journalist during a criminal investigation.

FBI Faked AP Story To Catch Bomb Suspect

SEATTLE (AP) — The FBI confirmed Tuesday it faked an Associated Press story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007, but now says it did not spoof a Seattle Times Web page as part of the investigation. Police in Lacey, near Olympia, sought the FBI’s help as repeated bomb threats prompted a week of […]

U.S. Looking Into Murdoch Foreign Payments

U.S. authorities are stepping up investigations, including an FBI criminal inquiry, into possible violations by employees of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire of a U.S. law banning corrupt payments to foreign officials such as police, law enforcement and corporate sources say.

FBI News Corp. Probe Said In Early Stages

The FBI is in the initial stage of a probe of News Corp. as investigators evaluate whether U.S. charges can be brought over claims employees hacked into a rival’s website and sought access to phone records of victims of the 9/11 attacks, a person familiar with the matter said.

FBI’s Murdoch Inquiry Will Rely On Brits

The FBI’s early fact-gathering could turn into a long saga that tests or reinforces the long-standing cooperation between U.S. and British law enforcement. Most of the records and witnesses to prove or disprove the allegations are in the hands of British investigators.

Source: FBI Investigating News Corp.

The Associated Press says the FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims.

TV, Twitter Were Boston Mobster’s Undoing

For 16 years, the FBI had pursued James “Whitey” Bulger, chasing the elusive Boston mobster across five continents. On Tuesday, agents tried a new approach: They blasted photos of Bulger’s longtime girlfriend, Catherine Elizabeth Greig, across television screens and Twitter. Within hours, the call came to the FBI’s Los Angeles office. Someone who frequented a Santa Monica apartment complex had seen the unusual publicity campaign — and recognized Bulger and Greig.

FBI Investigated 2001 Tim Russert Death Threat

Memo Suggests FBI Had Mole In ABC News

A once-classified FBI memo reveals that the bureau treated a senior ABC News journalist as a potential confidential informant in the 1990s, pumping the reporter to ascertain the source of a sensational but uncorroborated tip that the network had obtained during its early coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing.