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Lazy Programming: CBS Evening News Recycles Month-Old Story With No Update
Over a month ago, on February 17’s edition of CBS Mornings, the network via 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 presented the exact same story as if it was a new thing they needed to show viewers. But not only was there no update from February, there was actually less information presented in the report. Yet another example of the lazy shop anchor Norah O’Donnell runs.
Now, it is common for a network to use a similar report from their morning newscast on their evening newscast. This is usually accompanied by an update or more information that becomes available as the story progressed throughout the day, while some b-roll and interviews make the journey too. But waiting over a month to show a report on an evening news cast, with no new information is unheard of.
But as the video below proves (alternating between clips from CBS Mornings and CBS Evening News), the over-a-month-old story was lifted nearly whole cloth and plopped down for O’Donnell’s show.