Friedman On ‘Early:’ “We’ve Had 4 People Doing 2.3 Jobs. They’re All Interchangable”

By Brian 

Lisa de Moraes is right when she says CBS VP Steve Friedman “does not mince words, which is why the Reporters Who Cover Television adore him.” Speaking to de Moraes about The Early Show shake-up, Friedman said:

“We’ve had four people doing 2.3 jobs. They’re all interchangeable.”

And: “We have good people and now we will define their roles and hopefully the audience will get it and think, ‘Wow, they’re really good.'”

He continued: “This is going to make it much simpler for us but, more important, simpler for the audience.”