Don’t Expect Schieffer Back in the Evening News Anchor Chair

By Chris Ariens 

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In a wide ranging interview that touches on politics and personnel, acquisitions and Olympics, baseball and football, B&C’s Marisa Guthrie talks with CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus. (The interview occurred before the death of McManus’ father Jim McKay.)

You recently persuaded Bob Schieffer to postpone his retirement. How else may you use him besides political coverage?

McManus: It’s just a continuation of his current role at CBS News, both on Face the Nation and [appearing on] the Evening News and The Early Show with political coverage. But nothing new is anticipated as far as his role at CBS. He’s got enough jobs already, and that’s probably the way it’s going to continue.

So he won’t be filling in on the Evening News desk again?

McManus: No. That is not anticipated, just a further extension of his current role.