Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pelley To Anchor CBS Evening News Thru June 16

Scott Pelley is back from his reporting trip for 60 Minutes and will finish up his anchor and managing editor role at CBS Evening News next Friday, June 16, according to TVNewser.

It was announced last week that Pelley would be leaving the anchor chair after 6 years on the No. 3 broadcast. He’ll focus full time on 60 Minutes.

Meanwhile, Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik summed it up this way on Reliable Sources on Sunday:
“Here’s what I think about Scott Pelley. Pelley’s done a lot of good things. I share most of his values as a journalist. But he mimicked, he imitated Dan Rather, even Edward R. Murrow, in an age where it’s a much different television medium. It’s more improvisational, it’s more fluid, it’s more relaxed. 
"His formality from that era when television was more formal with someone speaking down to you from the heights of the anchor desk, is gone. And he was not going to pick up.”

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