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The 25 year veteran of network news and current editor of, a Web site covering the political centers of all 50 states funded by the Pew Center on the States, discusses the evolution of the evening news. The following…

NBC has announced it plans to cut as many as 600 positions from its broadcast, cable and station staffs in an attempt to reduce operating costs. Meanwhile, reports say cuts at CNN could eliminate as many as 1,000 jobs.

As a reporter for Radio & Records, the industry publication, Al Peterson has chronicled the changes radio has seen since its deregulation in 1996. The following are extended excerpts of his interview with the NewsHour.

The Federal Communications Commission gave conditional approval to America Online's acquisition of media conglomerate Time Warner. With the FCC's approval, the merger creating the nation's largest media empire has cleared its final hurdle.