The boiler at the CBS News Washington bureau sprung a leak last week, flooding the boiler room and sending a chill through the aging three story building.
The parts for the boiler are on order and things should be back to normal by the end of this week, we’re told. Insiders tell us a plan to be in a new building on the same site in early 2017, can’t come soon enough.
Late last month, CBS News president David Rhodes sent a note to the DC bureau informing them of a proposal to build a new state of the art facility on the current site at 2020 M Street NW.
The mid-century red brick building is so old that “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer uses Eric Sevareid’s office. Sevareid, one of “Murrow’s Boys” was Washington Bureau Chief in the early 1940s.
“But history can be limiting on the technical side,” Rhodes wrote in his note, obtained by TVNewser. “We’ll put the latest technology to work in the new building, and we’ll have more of the collaborative workspaces we’ve been introducing in New York.”
It’ll have hot water, too.