New CBS News Prez: Likes Countdown, Hardball, H&C; Misses Capital Report; Avoids Natalee

By Brian 

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Stephen Battaglio‘s revealing Q&A with incoming CBS News president Sean McManus includes a question about his news-viewing habits. His answer is excerpt-worthy:

“Since I had my first discussion with (CBS chairman) Leslie Moonves a month ago, I watch all three of the evening newscasts very carefully every night…. But I will almost always watch parts of Keith Olbermann‘s show, Countdown. I love Hardball with Chris Matthews. I watch Hannity & Colmes because of the diversity of political opinion expressed there. I will see who Larry King has on. I will always check what Greta Van Susteren has on, and if it’s a story on Natalee Holloway I immediately turn it off. I used to love Capital Report. I really enjoy watching news and the different ways they cover news events — just as I try to watch everything that ABC Sports, NBC Sports and Fox Sports does. I’m going to watch a lot of our competition and try to learn from them.”

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