Jon Stewart will never be taken serious if he were to be named the head anchor for the CBS evening news. Jon Stewart is a comedian. That said, he’s the only person on television that gives us the straight news. Comedy Central should give him the 6:30 slot to rival the major networks. Instead, they make us stay up late and choose whether to watch the local news or the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
When I am at home, I am unable the Daily Show until the next morning due to the fact that my parents won’t let me watch the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. However, they always watch the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. Assuming Jon Stewart is named the anchor for the CBS Evening News, I’d be able to watch him do the news. Would he do it in a comedic fashion or the way they want him to do it?
Viacom currently owns both channels. They are also considering Katie Couric. They are currently considering doing the dual-anchor thing like CBS did back in the 1990’s. Les Moonves didn’t rule it out and he’s keeping the doors open. However, the way things are now, Jon Stewart has more credibility than Bill O’Reilly of FOX News.
If Les Moonves is wise, he’ll name Jon Stewart as anchor. If Stewart wants it, it most likely is his. However, CBS Evening News would never be the same as many comedians go on to host variety or sketch comedy shows.
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