ABC morning show anchor George Stephanopoulos has donated nearly 130 photographs by more than a dozen significant photographers to an upstate New York museum.
Officials at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls tell the Post-Star that Stephanopoulos, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has donated 128 photos by 14 photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Director Charles Guerin says Stephanopoulos was aware of two photography exhibits currently displayed at the museum and offered to donate part of his collection. The museum, better known for its Rembrandt and Picasso artwork, had been considering building its collection of photography before the offer was made.
Stephanopoulos, who anchors “Good Morning America” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” calls the museum “the perfect home” for his photographs.
CNN shakes up lineup
CNN is abandoning the talk show that anchored its prime-time schedule for three decades with Larry King and Piers Morgan in favor of several documentarylike series with personalities such as Anthony Bourdain, Mike Rowe and John Walsh.
The network, which revealed the schedule change in a meeting with advertisers Thursday, also said it would air a nightly newscast at 10 p.m. ET with a rotating series of hosts.
Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” travelogue became CNN’s most popular show upon its debut last year and increased the network’s taste for nonfiction programming that wouldn’t be susceptible to the ratings troughs that occur when news is slow.
Bourdain’s series, which currently airs on Sunday nights, will be part of the mix of programming for the weeknight 9 p.m. time slot that Morgan abandoned a few weeks ago. Morgan Spurlock’s “Inside Man” series will also be part of that mix.
Other programs that will rotate out of that time slot include “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” where former “Dirty Jobs” host Rowe will profile people with unusual professions. Walsh, longtime host of “America’s Most Wanted,” will do a show on criminal investigations. Lisa Ling will host a show, “Our America,” where she immerses herself in American subcultures.
Royals on the move
BLENHEIM, New Zealand (AP) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson during a visit to an aviation museum in New Zealand.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the museum Thursday in Marlborough, on the country’s South Island, as part of a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.
The Oscar-winning director gave the royal couple a tour of his collection of World War I aircraft, which is housed at the museum.
Kate and William have a busy few weeks ahead, with their planned activities including a wine tasting at a local vineyard, a jet boat ride and a visit to the city of Christchurch, which was devastated by an earthquake in 2011.