Schieffer Signs On: Notes & Quotes

By Brian 

> Washington Post: “March 10: Day 1 of Conservatives Don’t Have Dan Rather to Kick Around Anymore — otherwise known as Bob Schieffer’s First Day as Temporary Permanent Anchor of the ‘CBS Evening News.'”

> The Moderate Voice: “He runs a more interactive newscast, with conversations with reporters in the field and more in-studio reports…The proof of the pudding will be this: will CBS see a slow growth in the ratings that eroded under Rather’s controversial tenure?”

> Brian Williams sent a note to Bob Schieffer: “Take the viewers from Peter. He never liked you. At least that’s what he told me.” “I’m fairly sure Williams was joking,” Lloyd Grove says. Jennings replies: “Tell that young Williams to watch his mouth. We older guys stick together.”

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