Pope: Afternoon/Evening Notes

By Brian 

> Peter Jennings did not anchor World News Tonight. He didn’t go to the tsunami scene because he was sick then, too, an e-mailer said. “Jennings was not in the anchor chair for the last historic news event either — the first night of the war,” an insider points out.

> CBS’ Thalia Assuras seemed very inexperienced and nervous when she anchored the Special Report this afternoon. She looked at the wrong camera for nearly a minute, an e-mailer says.

> Just after 4:30pm, NBC returned to golf coverage.

> FNC took over the Fox affiliate air until 4:20pm. Many affiliates, including NY, stayed with Pope coverage instead of Nascar, an e-mailer says.