“It’s Really No Way To Do A Show”

By Brian 

The AP sums up next January’s Early Show format change, also reported by TV Week last week.
“It’s hard to get any kind of national image for the program with the format the way it is,” Sean McManus says.

“It’s really no way to do a show,” Steve Friedman adds.

While “some affiliates are upset that CBS News, a division of CBS Corp., announced this change without negotiating a deal to soften the financial blow,” McManus “said CBS would work with the affected affiliates to give them more commercial revenue,” adding: “For most stations, this will be a better deal…”