CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 10, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Studio: Wyatt Andrews) The findings of an independent panel about a flawed CBS “60 Minutes” report involving President Bush’s military service record reviewed; excerpt from the report featuring CBS News anchor Dan Rather shown; details given of disciplinary action against producer Mary Mapes, who was fired, and 3 senior managers. [Panel member Louis BOCCARDI- says the basic journalism was faulty.] [Panel member Hon. Dick THORNBURGH- notes they did not find a political bias.] [CBS chairman Leslie MOONVES- suggests Mapes misled Rather; calls for a better system of checks & balances.] CBS’s appointment of a vice president to check standards of fairness & Mapes’ response noted.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The panel’s recommendation that CBS overhaul its procedures noted.
(New York: Jim Axelrod) Reaction to the panel’s report featured. [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN – says we hope CBS will take steps to prevent this from happening again.] [Powerlineblog.com founder John HINDERACKER; on the radio, talk show host Rush LIMBAUGH- accuse CBS of bias against Bush.] [“Washington Post” media critic Howard KURTZ, “60 Minutes” reporter Andy ROONEY- say it will take time for this to be forgotten.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The full panel report on cbsnews.com noted.