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Monday, November 29, 2004

Lauer, Russert on CBS's Rather Replacement Roster; Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy next?

Will CBS raid NBC to fill its top anchor slot? Newsweek reports the pie-in-the-sky Black Eye is looking at follically challenged Matt Lauer and pouting pitbull Tim Russert to replace current managing editor and fiction author Dan Rather.

Seems like pure fantasy to us. Why would either of these guys leave their cushy, long-term gigs to join sinking CBS News (besides to grab gobs and gobs of Viacom green)? Lauer's too lightweight for the big chair, although he'd single-handedly lower the average age of CBS Correspondents by 17 years. And Russert's about tearing assholes, not reading prompter copy.

2 other geekspeak:

  • How about Chris Mathews?
    He wouldn't even have to leave his current office at NBC. He could just yell the news out his window....

    By Blogger Uncle Buster, at 6:35 PM  

  • i'm rooting for lester. lester lester lester. he's the man. i'd tune into him any day. of course i could imagine matthews yelling out the window about 30 blocks over too. i wonder if ashleigh banfield gets consideration, because, you know, she was so good on nbc, awesome in fact, the best ever.

    By Blogger joevideo, at 10:35 PM  

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