Roger L. Simon

Anchors Aweigh!

If Time Magazine, as reported by Drudge, is correct in its handicapping of replacements for Dan “Tricky Dick” Rather as anchor of the CBS Evening News, the fusty solons of CBS are at least consistent. They continue their extraordinary ability to think inside the box. Not one original name appears on their list. But no matter. If they do wait sixteen months for frontrunner Katie Couric, the whole pompous concept of the six o’clock evening news may have gone the way of our friend the mammoth.

(If I had to make a choice from their list, it would be Anderson Cooper. But stop prolonging the agony. Put the beast to death.)

UPDATE: Also interesting in the report are rumors of a CBS/CNN amalgamation. Considering the recent past of CNN, it should be a perfect fit.