May 9, 2014 Newscast 1: Matt Collette

From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Matt Collette. Mayor Bill de Blasio named a new fire commissioner at a ceremony this afternoon at the Fire Academy on Randall’s Island. Daniel Nigro (nye-grow), who became the city’s fire chief after the September 11th attacks, will come out of retirement for the job. Nigro served […]

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Letterman leaving “Late Show,” a new era in late night

David Letterman has been a fixture on late night TV show for more than three decades. He’s spent the last 21 years hosting CBS’s “The Late Show” at Broadway’s iconic Ed Sullivan Theater. Last night Letterman announced that he’ll be retiring sometime next year. And Matt Collette says the departure marks an end to the long-running late night wars between Letterman and rival Jay Leno — and could be a turning point in television history.

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Google Pushes To Keep Glass Legal In Cars

Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey — and others across the country — are pushing bills that would ban the use of wearable computers like Google Glass behind the wheel. But Google’s pushing back against the bill, launching a lobbying and publicity campaign to fight what they consider “misconceptions” about Glass — which include the idea that they’re distracting for drivers.

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