“Parking Promising Anchors Of Color On The Weekend Shift”

By Brian 

Today’s appointment of Russ Mitchell to the CBS Sunday anchor job makes him “the first African American anchor of one of the broadcast networks’ prime-time news programs since ABC forced Carole Simpson out of the weekend anchor spot in 2003,” Richard Prince writes.

Eric Deggans says “CBS is continuing network TV’s time-honored tradition of parking promising anchors of color on the weekend shift…”

> Also: An e-mailer says: “I watched him sub for Schieffer last week and was blown away at how talented he is. If CBS were smart, it’d hang on to Schieffer for a couple years and groom Mitchell in much the same way Tom Brokaw groomed Brian Williams.”