Tuesday, January 18, 2005

How high the Moonves

Juicy tidbit from the lips of CBS exec Les Moonves: everybody's favourite "news" anchor might soon hit primetime.

CBS will probably replace Dan Rather on the evening news with a multi-anchor, perhaps multi-city format that changes the "antiquated" way of reporting the day's top stories, CBS chief Leslie Moonves said Tuesday ... Asked twice, Moonves wouldn't rule out a role on the evening news for Comedy Central's Jon Stewart, whose "The Daily Show" skewers politicians and the news media each night. Moonves is co-chief executive of Viacom, which owns both CBS and Comedy Central.

Today's headlines are satire anyway. Why shouldn't the mainstream media take the next logical step?


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