Cbs's Loss: Nbc's Lack

A month ago, CBS News wunderkind Andrew Lack had a long-term contract with the most successful network in broadcast TV. Hence the surprise of last week's announcement by basement broadcaster NBC that Lack will head its news division, following such debacles as NBC's staged explosions during a report on allegedly fire-prone GM trucks. Though Lack lacks credits as a network-news czar, he boasts a host of awards for TV news programs he has produced, as well as experience working with the cream of video journalism, including NBC anchor Tom Brokaw.

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