Press: Discord in the House of Murrow

Low morale and deep grumbling plague CBS News

The conversation surely ranks as one of the oddest in the annals of broadcast journalism. During lunch at a Manhattan restaurant two weeks ago, Don Hewitt, executive producer of 60 Minutes, asked CBS Broadcast Group President Gene Jankowski a question. Would the company ever consider selling CBS News? If so, said Hewitt, he and several of the division's brightest stars, including Dan Rather, Diane Sawyer, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer and Bill Moyers, would like to buy it. "I told him CBS News is not for sale. It never was, never is," recalls Jankowski. "I didn't take it seriously."

Hewitt, concerned about...

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