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Wednesday May 25, 2022

Lazy programming: CBS evening news recycles month-old stories without any updates

One month ago, in the February 17 edition CBS MorningThe network, through reporter Meg Oliver, highlighted a Tennessee school district using a new program to help fill their teacher shortage. But on Wednesday, March 23, CBS Evening News Presents exactly the same story as if it was a new thing they needed to show their audience. Not only was there no update since February, the report actually presented less information. Another example is Norah O’Donnell, the anchor of the lazy shop.

Now, it is common for a network to use similar reports from their morning newscast to their evening newscast. It usually comes with an update or more information that is available throughout the day as the story progresses, while some B-rolls and interviews also travel. But after waiting more than a month to show a report on an evening newscast, no new information was heard.

But the video below proves (alternates between clips from CBS Morning And CBS Evening News), The story, more than a month old, was stripped down to almost O’Donnell’s show.

The most notable difference is the length. As shown in the report CBS Morning Clock in at 2 minutes 35 seconds, but CBS Evening News There was less than two minutes (1:56) (this only includes what Oliver reported in the video segment of the segment, no lead-in or anchor comments). This meant that the audience was given less information about the show and there was no new information.

Another difference was the slight change in Oliver’s sign-off at the end of the report. For that February morning, Oliver finished:

Oliver: Endless opportunities to help fulfill educational dreams.

DEMETRIUS WINN (Teacher talking to students): Come on, what did you get?

Oliver: “For CBS Morning,” Meg Oliver, Clarksville, Tennessee.

“There are endless opportunities to help fulfill the dream of education. For I On America, Meg Oliver, CBS News, Clarksville, Tennessee, ”he said for O’Donnell’s show.

Now, do we think this has anything to do with O’Donnell?

Well for starters, he gets to decide what it is and earlier this month New York Post Accounts released from CBS employees who are annoyed with his “toxic behavior”, including how sections are selected.

According to CBS insiders, O’Donnell has a “The Devil Wars Prada” routine that includes a “full ‘dress rehearsal” of the show half an hour before it goes live. The paper described it as “an often-exciting ritual that saw O’Donnell chew on dressing room stylists over her hair and makeup” and to figure out what parts apparently turned it into air:

“Rehearsals are an excuse to blow up packages 15 minutes before the show,” a source said. “He turns words into segments. Everyone has had a stroke. “

So if a package explodes and you have nothing in time to fill it out, what do you do? Reach far behind really and pull something innocent. This part was probably axed again in February and they found it on the floor of the cutting room. Ironically, the segment’s Wednesday headline was “Grade Making.”

This programming reminded Snafu Newsbuster of the time in May 2020, when O’Donnell’s show failed to air on Tuesday night due to a power failure at the DC Bureau. They were forced to broadcast in place of their online 24-hour streaming service, CBSN.

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