Press: Salant's Jump

To early rehirement at NBC

Nearing retirement at 65, Richard Salant, the acerbic president of CBS News since 1961, told friends he was planning to fill his days by writing a book and, perhaps, giving lectures to journalism students. But last week, in a move that amazed the television industry, Salant announced that on May 1, the day after he leaves the CBS payroll, he will become vice chairman of rival NBC, responsible for news and corporate planning. "I'm terrified of retirement," Salant explained. "The truth is, I don't know how to teach or...

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