People: Sep. 30, 2002

THE END COMES EARLY

Though CBS presumably named The Early Show for the hour it airs, the title could just as easily describe the exit of its anchors. The show was launched in 1999, but original host Bryant Gumbel signed off in May. Now his co-anchor, JANE CLAYSON, is also departing. To make the exodus near complete, weatherman Mark McEwen announced that he will follow Clayson off the set. Julie Chen, the current newsreader, plans to stay on. The show has had little success catching up to the morning programs on NBC and ABC despite the millions of dollars CBS has...

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