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...

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