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Instead of continuing to stay the course and attempt to resemble balance in a newscast, CBS News has decided that, with a change in anchor, they'll be going further leftward in moving longtime CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell to the position of CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor to replace Jeff Glor (who announced his final show will be Friday).
In an Variety article about the change reported on Tuesday by senior TV editor Brian Steinberg, O’Donnell spoke about taking over the famous newscast in the summer in New York before moving the show permanently to Washington later in the year.
Tone - Program - Extension - Record - Bias
To illustrate the tone that the program will take and how it'll be an extension of her lengthy record of bias at CBS This Morning, O’Donnell then stated as if she were channeling Brian Stelter: “Journalism is under attack. Civility is under attack. Trust is under attack...We have to fix that, not only with great reporting, but with trust in the news and trust in our brand.”
And according to CBS News head Susan Zirinsky: “This is not an inside-Washington broadcast. It is holding those in Washington accountable. This is about revealing America to itself.” By taking the show to The Swamp? Not sure how that'll work out, but the chances of that happening are slim.
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Part of regaining the trust of viewers is the move to Washington, D.C., which Steinberg called O’Donnell’s “old stomping grounds” from her time as a White House correspondent for NBC News (and where her husband Geoff Tracy owns a series of restaurants).
That’s where “everything from the Korea trade deal to the prices for milk farmers in Iowa gets decided,” she noted. That location “has always kind of...
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