Press: Weighing Network Anchors

The three major nightly news shows gird for a fall battle

The professional life of a network TV news anchor is too hectic to be called solitary, too lucrative to qualify as nasty or brutish, but often short: Walter Cronkite of CBS has been the only first-stringer at any network to hold the job to retirement age. Last week the industry shook its kaleidoscope once again. What seemed to be emerging, by week's end, was a pattern that American viewers have hardly ever seen: head-to-head, half-hour competition among solo anchors at all three commercial...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!