CBS News’ McManus in London for Return of Slain Newsmen

Jun 1, 2006  •  Post A Comment

CBS News and CBS Sports President Sean McManus on Wednesday cut short his trip to Las Vegas, site of a two-day meeting of network executives and CBS affiliates, to fly to London. He wanted to be at Heathrow Airport when the bodies of CBS News cameraman Paul Douglas and CBS News sound man James Brolan were returned to their native England Thursday morning.

The two were killed Monday in Baghdad in a bomb blast that also injured CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier.

“CBS Evening News” anchor Bob Schieffer gave an update on Ms. Dozier to the affiliates in Las Vegas that he said came straight from her father at the U.S. military’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where Ms. Dozier was flown Tuesday for treatment.

Mr. Schieffer said Ms. Dozier had been brought out of a medically induced coma. He said she was unable to speak because of a breathing tube but was able to write questions. Her first question was about her crew.