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Bob Schieffer To Anchor CBS Evening News For Two Weeks

July 17, 2011

Anytime that Caffeniated politics can promote Bob Schieffer….

Less than two months into his new job as anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” Scott Pelley is taking some time off, heading out of the country, we’re told. Pelley also remains a correspondent on “60 Minutes.” Bob Schieffer, who anchored the programfor 17 months in 2005-2006, will be filling in for Pelley for the next two weeks. Pelley returns to the show Monday, August 1.

At one point during his run, Schieffer brought the newscast to #2 behind NBC “Nightly News,” in the days before Charlie Gibson began his run on ABC’s “World News Tonight.” Schieffer was the interim anchor between Dan Rather and Katie Couric.

One Comment
  1. Sam permalink
    July 25, 2011 6:25 PM

    I think that it is very strange that Pelley is already taking time off from a new gig! Something’s not right here. Wouldn’t it be more important to get settled in with the ratings etc. than to just disappear with the excuse of “Scott’s off tonight” and Bob Schieffer filling in on this important transition? I’m trying to decide if I like the man and he’s been off the desk more than he’s been on it! Oh well, I guess I’ll just go back to watching Brian Wiliams…..he’s always there.

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