Head of CBS News Pitches Plan to Pump Up Ratings for ‘Early Show,’ ‘Evening News’

Apr 13, 2011  •  Post A Comment

CBS News chief Jeff Fager, addressing network affiliates at the NAB Show this week, reportedly addressed strategies for improving ratings for “The Early Show” and “CBS Evening News,” B&C reported.

Details on the strategy were not revealed, but Kirk Black, general manager of WGCL-TV in Atlanta, who chaired the NAB meeting, said of Fager: "We’re all excited about his track record with ‘60 Minutes.’ He seemed very engaged and passionate. There was a lot of tactical discussions–you don’t always get that in that job."

The B&C piece reports: “Black says Fager reminded him of a station news director, with his hands-on approach to invigorating the network’s newscasts. Fager did not dwell on evening anchor Katie Couric’s unclear future, and what it means for CBS.”

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  1. How about having Michelle Miller re-interview those social security recipients she put the fear of God into on the 6 p.m. news Friday July 22nd from Miami?
    WE ALL GOT OUR CHECKS, so let’s see Michelle eat crow and re-interview those people!
    Also how about a report on this:
    For those of you who are on Medicare, the monthly amount of money you are going to pay in Medicare premiums in 2011, 2012 and the huge increase you will pay in 2013 AND 2014 are as follows:
    “Congress will not allow an increase in the social security COLA (cost of living adjustment); however, the per person monthly Medicare insurance premium will be increased from the 2009 premium of $96.40 to $104.20 in 2012, $120.20 for the year 2013 AND INCREASES TO A WONDERFUL $247.00 in 2014”. THANK YOU OBAMACARE!
    Congress also gave themselves a $3,000 a month Cost of Living Adjustment!

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