Schieffer Filling In For “A While Longer”

By Brian 

“Last Tuesday, during his first week as president of CBS News, Sean McManus took [Bob] Schieffer to lunch and made what Mr. Schieffer considered a modest request,” Jacques Steinberg reports.

“He asked me if I’d be willing to hang in there for a while longer,” Schieffer said. “I said I want to do whatever I can to help.”

CBS’s message about the future of its evening news is clear: We’re not going to rush this…

> Also: Schieffer says “that he has been having ‘a lot of fun’ as a fill-in, especially in his efforts to showcase younger correspondents,” including Lara Logan, Sharyn Alfonsi and Trish Regan