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Howard Kurtz: “Erik Sorenson, a former president of MSNBC, said ‘there are some real advantages’ to being able to dispatch one of the anchors to various hot spots, ‘but not a lot of benefit with two people sitting within three feet of each other.’
Said Sorenson, who was executive producer of the CBS Evening News during the failed Rather-Chung experiment of the early 1990s: ‘The downside is, it’s a 22-minute broadcast and you’re splitting up the fact time between two people. . . . There’s certainly some risk for ABC to do this, but this is the time to take a risk.'”