Broadcasting & Cable reports:
The news producers CBS asked to resign in the wake of the scandal of the reporting of a 60 Minutes segment have yet to do so.
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The biggest threat to CBS, I think, is an employee or two who don’t want to take the fall and are willing to talk about how the National Guard story came to be. Given the cultural monolith at CBS and the other broadcast networks, I’d be shocked if anything really revelatory came out, but at a minimum, recalcitrance on the part of these “terminated” employees must be making Dan Rather and many others sweat.
UPDATE: A reader adds the rest of the story:
That’s according to CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves. “They are in discussions now,” Moonves told reporters during a Q&A session in Los Angeles Tuesday morning.
It has been more than a week since CBS asked them to leave, though none were still on site the afternoon of Jan. 10, when the report was released.
The three executives asked to resign: Senior Vice President Betsy West, who supervised CBS News prime time programs; 60 Minutes Wednesday Executive Producer Josh Howard; and Howard