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Posts Tagged ‘Diane Sawye’

Erica Hill calls pulling double duty, ‘Exhilarating and Exhausting’

“Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill not only got up bright an early for her regular anchor duties this week, but she also put in extra hours anchoring the “CBS Evening News” Tuesday-Friday. “This week has been exhilarating and exhausting,” she told TVNewser as the long week drew to a close.

The week began in the U.K. where she anchored “Early” on Monday. “The show fell in the middle of my third day of a whirlwind weekend of shoots in London for our upcoming Royal Wedding coverage,” Hill tells us. She spent the flight back to New York preparing for an interview with the President. “I made it home by 10:30pm Monday night, and was out the door, on my way to the studio at 4am Tuesday morning,” she says.

Later Tuesday, Hill was among the three network anchors — Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams included — to interview Pres. Obama while he was in New York.

“By the time Friday rolled around, I’m thinking ‘maybe these 15 hour days aren’t so bad after all.’ Although I’m kind of looking forward to slacking with just one show come Monday,” says Hill who joined CBS in 2008, while doing double anchor duty on CNN.

Hill calls her “biggest assignment” of the week getting home in time to read “bedtime stories for my boys — ideally without falling asleep mid-sentence.”

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Greta Van Susteren Cancels Bob Woodward Interview

“On the Record” host Greta Van Susteren just posted to GretaWire, saying that she canceled an interview with veteran journalist Bob Woodward, who was scheduled to speak about his new book, Obama’s Wars.

Why?

I just cancelled a Bob Woodward new book interview because the publisher won’t get me a copy to READ BEFORE I do the interview. ON THE RECORD at ten is not the Home Shopping Channel – I actually read the books before I do the interview out of respect for the viewers
Her decision is understandable, with many television hosts wanting to be informed about a book before interviewing the author.

While the book has been a  regular subject on the cable news channels over the last few days, those discussions have focused on excerpts that appeared in the New York Times and USA Today, rather than from the book itself. In other words, as of this morning, it does not appear that any of the cable news channels have a review copy of the book.

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