Press: Hard Times at a Can-Do Network

After new layoffs, a debate rages over the future of CBS News

The picket line outside the CBS Broadcast Center in Manhattan got an injection of star power last Monday morning. A band of network heavyweights, including Dan Rather, Ed Bradley and Diane Sawyer, showed up to support striking members of the Writers Guild, who walked out two weeks ago over issues of job security. The featured speaker, however, was a less well known correspondent named Ike Pappas, whose current celebrity derives from the fact that he has just lost his job. "I feel very poorly for the people who have to get up every morning and pretend to work for CBS News,"...

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