Saturday, August 20, 2005

Give WNT to Gibson

Has ABC News President David Westin been dropping hints all week on who will get the job of replacing Peter Jennings on World News Tonight? A Broadcasting and Cable article suggests he has and the person who will wind up with it will be Charlie Gibson.

Here's an excerpt from the article:

"A week after Peter Jennings’ death, ABC’s flagship newscast changed its name from World News Tonight With Peter Jennings to simply World News Tonight. In an e-mail to staffers announcing the move, ABC News President David Westin noted that “of all people, Peter insisted on accuracy.” Then Westin added that “the unrelenting standards, the demanding focus on broadcasting the news from around the world, and an unwavering commitment to fairness that were the hallmarks of Peter’s career remain the core values of World News Tonight.”

Given those criteria, it’s obvious whom Westin should choose as Jennings’ successor: Charlie Gibson. "

Read the full article HERE.


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