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CBS News

CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS. CBS News television programs include the CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, news magazine programs CBS Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Sunday morning political affairs program Face the Nation. CBS News Radio produces hourly newscasts for hundreds of radio stations, oversees CBS News podcasts like The Takeout Podcast. CBS News operates the 24-hour digital news network CBSN; the president and senior executive producer of CBS News is Susan Zirinsky, who assumed the role on March 1, 2019. Zirinsky, the first female president of the network's news division, was announced as the choice to replace David Rhodes on January 6, 2019; the announcement came during news that Rhodes "will step down as president of CBS News amid falling ratings and the fallout from revelations from an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against CBS News figures and the CBS network said." In 1929, the Columbia Broadcasting System began making regular radio news broadcasts—five-minute summaries taken from reports from the United Press, one of the three wire services that supplied newspapers with national and international news.

In December 1930 CBS chief William S. Paley hired journalist Paul W. White away from United Press as CBS's news editor. Paley put the radio network's news operation at the same level as entertainment, authorized White to interrupt programming if events warranted. Along with other networks, CBS chafed at the breaking news embargo imposed upon radio by the wire services, which prevented them from using bulletins until they first appeared in print. CBS disregarded an embargo when it broke the story of the Lindbergh kidnapping in 1932, using live on-the-air reporting. Radio networks scooped print outlets with news of the 1932 presidential election. In March 1933, White was named vice president and general manager in charge of news at CBS; as the first head of CBS News, he began to build an organization that soon established a legendary reputation. In 1935, White hired Edward R. Murrow, sent him to London in 1937 to run CBS Radio's European operation. White led a staff that would come to include Charles Collingwood, William L. Shirer, Eric Sevareid, Bill Downs, John Charles Daly, Joseph C.

Harsch Cecil Brown, Elmer Davis, Quincy Howe, H. V. Kaltenborn, Robert Trout, Lewis Shollenberger."CBS was getting its ducks in a row for the biggest news story in history, World War II", wrote radio historian John Dunning. Upon becoming commercial station WCBW in 1941, the pioneer CBS television station in New York City broadcast two daily news programs, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. weekdays, anchored by Richard Hubbell. Most of the newscasts featured Hubbell reading a script with only occasional cutaways to a map or still photograph; when Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, WCBW, took to the air at 8:45 p.m. with an extensive special report. The national emergency broke down the unspoken wall between CBS radio and television. WCBW executives convinced radio announcers and experts such as George Fielding Elliot and Linton Wells to come down to the Grand Central studios during the evening and give information and commentary on the attack; the WCBW special report that night lasted less than 90 minutes.

But that special broadcast pushed the limits of live television in 1941 and opened up new possibilities for future broadcasts. As CBS wrote in a special report to the FCC, the unscheduled live news broadcast on December 7 "was unquestionably the most stimulating challenge and marked the greatest advance of any single problem faced up to that time." Additional newscasts were scheduled in the early days of the war. In May 1942, WCBW cut back its live program schedule and the newscasts were canceled, since the station temporarily suspended studio operations, resorting to the occasional broadcast of films; this was because much of the staff had either joined the service or were redeployed to war related technical research, to prolong the life of the early, unstable cameras which were now impossible to repair due to the wartime lack of parts. In May 1944, as the war began to turn in favor of the Allies, WCBW reopened the studios and the newscasts returned anchored by Ned Calmer, by Everett Holles.

After the war, expanded news programs appeared on the WCBW schedule – whose call letters were changed to WCBS-TV in 1946 – first anchored by Milo Boulton, by Douglas Edwards. On May 3, 1948, Edwards began anchoring CBS Television News, a regular 15-minute nightly newscast on the CBS television network, including WCBS-TV, it aired every weeknight at 7:30 p.m. and was the first scheduled, network television news program featuring an anchor. NBC's offering at the time, NBC Television Newsreel, was film footage with voice narration. In 1950, the name of the nightly newscast was changed to Douglas Edwards with the News, the following year, it became the first news program to be broadcast on both coasts, thanks to a new coaxial cable connection, prompting Edwards to use the greeting "Good evening everyone, coast to coast." The broadcast was renamed the CBS Evening News when Walter Cronkite replaced Edwards in 1962. Edwards remained with CBS News with various daytime television newscasts and radio news broadcasts u

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall

The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, is a convention center located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Built between 1970 and 1973, the convention centre was a gift from the People's Republic of China in memory of Solomon Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike, Prime Minister; the construction of the hall was carried out by a joint Sri Lankan and Chinese workforce with a considerable portion of the building materials being imported from China. In 1998 a small Exhibition Centre, the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre, was built on the grounds as a gift from China; the BMICH premises is managed by the S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike National Memorial Foundation, chaired by the President of Sri Lanka; the BNMF has an academic wing specialised in International Relations and Cultural Studies named "Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies" located within the BMICH premises. The building has over 1,500 m2 of floorspace, is located in the Cinnamon Gardens area of Colombo. An up-to-date library with volumes of literature on all subjects is available for the use of research for delegates visiting the BMICH.

To facilitate with banking needs, a bank is located near the main hall. Due to the high-profile events taking place within the venue the Sri Lanka Police maintains a permanent detachment and the Mount Lavinia Hotel has a restaurant; the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre has floor area covering 4,500 sq. m. consists of two exhibition halls, dining room, lounge and other VIP amenities. Several high-profile events and exhibitions have been held in the venue, including the Non-Aligned Movement Summit 16–19 August 1976, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013, the WORLD CONFERENCE ON YOUTH 2014, it is host to the annual EDEX Expo. There have been some local events and exhibitions held in Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre such as BMICH Life Style Shopping Expo Colombo International Book Fair Colombo Shopping Festival Medicare Wedding Show Bridal show Home & You Pro Food Facets Gem Motor show Build SL Kedella Architect Found within the large grounds are several government and private organisations.

These include: Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies LankaCert - Computer Emergency Response Team of the Sri Lankan Government National Police Commission Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Security Ltd. Official Website Conference & Banquet facilities available at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Andrey Petrovich Zvyagintsev is a Russian film director and screenwriter. His film The Return won him a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Following The Return, Zvyagintsev directed The Elena, his film Leviathan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2014 and won the Best Film award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. His most recent film Loveless won the Jury Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, was among the nominees for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, he won the Achievement in Directing award for this film at the 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Zvyagintsev was born in Siberia. At the age of 20 in 1984, he graduated from the theater school in Novosibirsk as an actor. Since 1986, he has lived in Moscow where he continued his studies at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts until 1990. From 1992 to 2000, he worked as an actor for theater. In 2000, he began to work for the TV station REN TV and directed three episodes of the television series The Black Room.

He directed his first feature film The Return, which received several awards, including a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. His second feature film The Banishment premiered at its year's Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Palme d'Or; this was followed by "Apocrypha", a short segment for the film New York, I Love You. The segment was cut from the film's theatrical release but is included on the DVD. Elena, again premiered at Cannes, in the Un Certain Regard section, receiving the festival's Jury Prize. Leviathan was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section for its year at Cannes, where Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin won the award for Best Screenplay for the film. Leviathan won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, it won the award for Best Film at the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards. In 2015, Zvyagintsev was a jury president of the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival.

His most recent film, won the Jury Prize at Cannes in May 2017. It won the Best Film at the 2017 London Film Festival, making him the second director to have won the award twice, having been honoured for Leviathan.. In November 2017, the film won three awards at the Golden Unicorn Awards in London: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress. Loveless was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Zvyagintsev won the Achievement in Directing award at the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Loveless. In March 2018, Loveless won the César Award for Best Foreign Film, making Zvyagintsev the first Russian director to have won this award. In 2018, Zvyagintsev was a jury member of the Cannes Film Festival; the Black Room The Return The Banishment New York, I Love You – segment cut from theatrical release Experiment 5IVE Elena Leviathan Loveless Official website Andrey Zvyagintsev on IMDb