V&W: Week Two Notes & Quotes

By Brian 

> “Tonight, Vargas is to be in Washington for the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr.; Woodruff’s location depends on Sharon’s health,” Gail Shister says.

> Alessandra Stanley: “Both Mr. Woodruff and Ms. Vargas are fine in the job: good-looking, highly polished and competent. It’s hard to see how they will broaden the demographics of World News Tonight; neither can be considered a youth magnet. But they are not likely to offend the program’s older viewers.”

> Douglas Durden, Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Think it’s a coincidence that Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff, ABC’s new evening news anchors, also are the network’s most attractive correspondents? Neither do I…”