Press: Passing the Metroliner Test Cbs

CBS News gets a new president and a boost in morale

In September, just days after taking over as chief executive of CBS, Laurence Tisch decided he needed a traveling companion for a trip to Washington, where he was to meet staffers at the network's largest news bureau. He called Howard Stringer, who had just been made acting chief of CBS News, and suggested that the two ride the Metroliner together in order to talk. For Stringer, then a leading candidate for the job of CBS News president, the train ride was apparently a success. "It was clear that Tisch had gained a great deal of respect for Stringer," says a CBS...

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