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CBS Talked to Olbermann Before Couric Hire

Jun 16, 2008  •  Post A Comment

CBS met with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann twice about replacing Dan Rather as anchor of the “CBS Evening News” before hiring Katie Couric, the New York Times reports, citing a New Yorker article set fore release today. Then-CBS News President Andrew Heyward wasn’t convinced that Olbermann’s reputation for opinion pieces was appropriate for CBS, the newspaper says, citing the New Yorker.
—Danny King

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