From Roger Friedman:
Sources say that Stephanopoulos’ agents had more than just cursory talks with CBS about their boy switching networks. But at that point, they say, CBS couldn’t offer George exactly what he was looking for either. For one thing, Stephanopolous is tied up at ABC through 2008. The talks didn’t go anywhere.
I have also heard that CBS was interested in luring Chris Matthews away from MSNBC. But top CBS brass have denied this to me even as others have insisted on it.
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