McManus: I “Don’t Want To Be Associated With Anything Remotely Considered Failure”

By Brian 

CBS News president Sean McManus “addressed the troops” Tuesday afternoon, and the Public Eye blog has a recap.

“Some of the themes McManus struck included a pursuit of excellence, a competitive desire to take CBS News up in the ratings and a willingness to experiment combined with a respect for the traditions of CBS News,” Vaughn Ververs writes. “McManus several times tied himself to the future success of the news division, commenting on leaving a comfortable spot as head of CBS Sports where his golf handicap had fallen in recent years to head a network number three in many categories.”

“If I didn’t think we could get it done, I wouldn’t have taken it because I certainly don’t want to be associated with anything remotely considered failure.” More…