Well, I saw a commercial today on CBS that I thought was an ad for 60 Minutes, but was in fact a promo for the new Evening News host: Scott Pelley. Now, it's a well-made promo regardless; classy and everything that the Couric promos were not. No need to try fancy tricks. It's just Pelley at the desk. And I thought this was a wonderful choice. For years, Scott Pelley has been somewhat carrying 60 Minutes and doing many of its best segments as the old guard continues to age or dies off. While I disagree with him politcally, and thus with the bias that sometimes creeps its head into his pieces, Scott has my respect for being a guy of integrity and a good journalist. He knows what he's doing. What this will mean for the future of 60 Minutes, I don't know (but they'd be smart to keep Couric out of it). Probably Pelley will be present in a more limited capacity, and Steve Kroft will carry the show. But this is a big move for CBS, and a great way to rectify a mistake. What do you think of the decision?
Blood and Chrome
3 years ago