CBS News President David Rhodes sent a memo to staffers that ripped into the network’s morning news program "Early Show" for failing to follow up on breaking news reported by CBS over the weekend, reports TVNewser.com.
Rhodes was upset that none of CBS’s breaking news or newsmaking interviews turned up on Monday morning’s edition of "Early Show," such as the "60 Minutes" report Sunday that questioned the accuracy of the nonfiction bestseller "Three Cups of Tea," the story notes.
"Where are these stories this morning? Not on the ‘Early Show.’ Why not?" Rhodes wrote in the memo. He notes that the stories were discussed at a Friday meeting, and they aired on high-rated CBS shows, "so an audience clearly found them. Some have generated follow-up coverage in other media. Not our own show, though."
He finished by telling staffers, "Let’s get with it. Where’s our reporting? Make sure it’s in our show."