Video: Star Wars at the Networks

With a premium on news programming, the aim is charisma

Okay, TV-news fans, get out your scorebooks. A new round of star wars is in full swing at the network news divisions. CBS, in desperate need of a female power hitter, last week grabbed one of the league's best, Connie Chung, from NBC. She will fill a gap in the CBS lineup opened last month when Diane Sawyer left to join the burgeoning Murderers' Row at ABC. Meanwhile, NBC, looking to compensate for Chung's departure, found no superstars on the trading block but managed to land a solid .280 hitter, Mary Alice Williams, formerly of CNN. All three are expected to...

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